April 17, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Committee seeks U.S. 98 funding

Transportation officials don't want to break the bank when it comes to upgrading the oft-congested corridor that is U.S. 98. Since local Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) officials voted to remove U.S. More...

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GBMS band excels at competition

Here are the results from Solo and Ensemble Festival: Gulf Breeze Middle School (GBMS) band students earned 89 superior ratings and 19 excellent ratings. All of these students earned personal medals for their performances. More...

Santa Rosa County's homeless animals need adoptive homes

Sheryl Markel, a kennel tech at Santa Rosa County Animal Services, has 14 dogs. Seven have come from the shelter. One is blind in one eye, one has heartworms and another was returned three times. More...

Gulf Breeze veterans to join Honor Flights

Local veterans have been invited to participate in the Emerald Coast Honor Flight to tour the National World War II Memorial, and the first flight is scheduled for April 30. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 4/17 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 4/18 Sandshaker Lounge Dunnottar, 8 p.m. More...


Dragonfly falls flat in 'Superhero Movie'

"Superhero Movie" Running time: 85 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 Don't be fooled by the running time listed above. "Superhero Movie" is actually a little over an hour long, with about 10 minutes of outtakes and then a couple minutes of credits. More...


See Internet sensation and country singer James Dupré tomorrow On Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19, young country singer/songwriter James Dupré brings his incredible talent to The Fish House Deck Bar in downtown Pensacola, Florid More...


Gulf Breeze High Junior Optimist Club to award scholarships in honor of Sarah Brown

The Gulf Breeze High School Junior Optimist Club will award memorial scholarships in honor of Sarah Brown to any GBHS male or female with the these qualities: The recipient should be humble about his/her many strengths; yet open to suggestion when More...

Jarrett wins GB Celebrates the Arts contest

Hailey Jarrett, a junior at Gulf Breeze High, was the Best in Show winner at the recent Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Student Art Show. More...



St. Ann's announces summer youth calendar Upcoming youth events at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze are as follows: April 19 - High School Youth Social night 7 -11 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 17 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, April 18 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, April 19 No meetings scheduled as of press time Sunday, More...


Seniors still strive to show well-groomed look

It was my first year in art school when Mr. Thomas, who was not one of the teachers in my fashion design class, asked me to pose wearing a German costume for one of his figure drawing classes held in the evenings. More...


Local doctor offers cosmetic lasers and hair removal

Business Review

Dr. Lisa Tucker has recently added Alma Accent Lasers and Voluson 3-4D ultrasound to her medical practice. Accent provides controlled heat therapy to fight wrinkles, tighten skin, and reshape any bulges or sagging skin on your body or face. More...

Floridian/U.S. Army vet to spread awareness about ALS

An Army Veteran with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) will travel to the nation's capitol by wheelchair to help find a cure for Lou Gehrig's Disease. More...


Political Cartoon


Pre-session survey results now ready

This week [April 11]marked the end of week 6, only 3 more weeks left in the 2008 Legislative Session. Please accept my heartfelt thanks for responding to my 2008 Pre-Session Survey. More...

It is a privilege to be held accountable

Over the past few weeks, Lisa and I have had some serious, searching inquiries from supportive readers about how or why we published a story or why we waited to publish other information. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DELORIS RIVERS holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Midway eyes budget cuts as Broome schedules retirement

Due to the passing of Amendment One, Midway Fire District is facing a reduction in revenue, but the exact extent of the reduction will not be known until Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser Greg Brown files his report on June 1. More...

Publix to open May 7

July opening for Marble Slab Creamery

The sign is up, the shopping center is nearly painted and ready to go and Publix Supermarket's Gulf Breeze store is due to open May 7. More...

Fake $50 turns up at Waffle House

Gulf Breeze Police investigators want local business owners to be on the lookout for counterfeit bills. On Friday, April 11, an unknown patron paid for his or her meal at Waffle House in Gulf Breeze proper with a fake $50 bill. More...



Island News

Championship game

Bubba will watch the national championship for anything. I mean that. The Bubbas of America would gather and watch the national championship of marble shooting if they still had one. More...

Crawfish festival promises fun for the whole family

Bring your appetites this weekend as Bamboo Willie's serves up platter after platter of boiled mudbugs at the Crawfish Festival on Pensacola Beach. More...

SRIA OKs Palace hotel concept

At the April board meeting, members of the Santa Rosa Island Authority gave the go ahead to A&CH Properties for a 20-story hotel with restaurant and retail space and two stories of parking on the site of the former Palace retail shop. More...


South End parks committee ready to work

The foundation has been laid for work to begin on the District Five Parks and Recreation Master Plan to build new recreation facilities and improve the existing ones. More...

Move 'em out

Boy Scouts of Gulf Breeze Troop 417 hiked into the Grand Canyon over spring break, carrying their own food, water and camping gear. More...

The sky is the limit

Woodlawn Beach Middle School students listen as Navy flight school students talk about the helicopter components during an official visit to the school grounds. More...


GBHS tennis sweeps district titles

Kasler, Pfeifler remain unbeaten

The Gulf Breeze captured 11 out of a possible 14 divisions to cruise to the District 1-2A title Thursday in Panama City. The girls won with 20 points, followed by Catholic (11), Arnold (7), Bay (5), PHS (4) and Walton County (0). More...

Girls track wins first district since 2000

Santiago breaks school record in triple jump, 24 qualify for regional meet

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin track team won their first district title in eight years April 9 in Panama City. More...

Sports Schedule

April 17 SB in District 1-4A final at Navarre, 7 p.m. April 19 State WL meet at Daytona Beach, 10 a.m. EST April 22 BB in District 1-3A semifinals at West Florida, TBA More...


Feds pursue tax fraud cases

The United States has filed civil injunction complaints in three federal courts on the east and west coasts, including a suit against a Ft. Walton based company, seeking to bar promotions of alleged tax-fraud schemes. More...


Regions bank holds poster contest Calling all junior artists! Regions Financial Corp. recently announced that it will be accepting entries to the Regions Charity Classic Junior Poster Contest through Wednesday, April 30. More...

Home & Garden

A dream of a 'green' home anchors 2008 Parade of Homes

Gulf Breeze builders West and Amy Calhoun of West Calhoun Construction are building the 2008 American Dream Home for the West Florida Home Builders Association Parade of Homes, and they can't wait to share the "green" dream they have come up with. More...

LeaP offers free 'green' kits to area residents

The Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2008 will distribute free Green Kits on April 19, 2008 in various locations around Pensacola. More...

Design your home Earth Style

Known for the inspiration she draws from nature, television design expert Genevieve Gorder has created some unexpected green design tips to help spruce up your home décor in an earthfriendly way. According to Ms. More...