April 24, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

New bus schedule aims to save cash

The Santa Rosa County School District may soon change how kids get to school. "A three tier bus schedule would be painful at first, especially for the high schools, but after the first year I am sure it would smooth out. More...

City town meeting to decide parks plan

Gulf Breeze City Council members scheduled the annual town meeting for May 5 at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at city hall. More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 4/15/08 Dean, Jason Anthony, 34, W/M, 3100 block of Linden Ave, Gulf Breeze, larceny, les than $5,000 4/16/08 Flanders, Andrea Rathman, 27, W/F, 2100 block of Casa De Oro Street, Navarre, violation of probation Harpel, Christopher Ho More...

Rotary club honored by district

Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze was recently awarded the Rotary Club of the Year for District 6940. This award was given to only four clubs out of the 49 clubs in District 6940, which spans from Lake City, Fla. to Perdido Key. More...


BBB warns about fake currency Your Better Business Bureau warns that counterfeit bills are again circulating in Northwest Florida. More...


Pompano isking

Grilled on the open flame, or stuffed with white crab, enjoy it while you can

We only get to enjoy pompano each spring, so dig in! This recipe is real fancy, and really worth the effort! More...

The weather is warming up and the fishing is hot

ABOVE: Four or five boats can be seen searching the waters off Portofino Resort for cobia. More...

Lifestyle Resort Realty toasts the Gulf Coast

Realtors close more than $135 million in real estate in 2007

Resort Realty sold more Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach real estate than any other office in the market in 2007 with over $135 million closed and have closed over $50 million in the first quarter of 2008. More...


Contests encourages kids to read the Bible

Year after year the Bible remains the best selling book in America, yet pollster George Gallup has dubbed Americans "a nation of biblical illiterates" who revere the Bible, but don't read it. More...


David Ring to speak at East Hill Nationally known speaker, David Ring, will be speaking Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30 pm at East Hill Baptist Church in Pensacola. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 24 Education Task Force, 11:30 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m. More...


Bette Boyle was once known only as 'the kid who knows a Bishop'

It was a lovely spring day when I first became wellknown in my childhood neighborhood as "the kid who knows a Bishop." That day came after the snowy winter night when I had that unfortunate accident involving my sled and a taxi cab. More...


Foreign clams cause concerns

Vividly colorful giant clams officially called tridacnids decorate many an upscale aquarium. But now experts say they boast an exterior beauty that masks an ugly truth: their potential for carrying foreign diseases. More...


Political Cartoon


Tax reform is needed from congress

Many things change from year to year. Tax Day, however, is an exception. Every year, millions of Americans send much of their hard-earned money back to the federal government. Because of the numerous complexities that have become the U.S. More...

Tax collector offers installment plan for 2008

As your Santa Rosa County Tax Collector, I would like to take this opportunity to make sure that everyone is aware of the availability of paying their taxes by using the Installment Plan. More...

WW II vet to fly April 30

World War II veteran Frank Dutko will fly again on April 30. This time he will not serve his country but will be an honored guest on the first Emerald Coast Honor Flight. More...

Rotary awards nine scholarships to students

$280,000 in scholarships to date to over 85 students

Gulf Breeze Rotary continued its commitment to helping students complete higher education courses this year with the presentation of nine scholarships. More...

No school board funds for science teams?

As Gulf Breeze students make the final adjustments to their homemade robots and brush up on their knowledge of geology, local Science Olympiad organizers and school district officials are working to pay for their trip to the national competition. More...



Island News

See Bubba

He performs Sunday at Beach church benefit

America's #1 Bubba, our own T. Bubba Bechtol, is the main attraction at a benefit performance 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at the Pensacola Beach Community Church, Via deLuna Drive at the corner of Avenida 18. Special musical guest is Ronnie Levine. More...


April is a good month. We are to get April showers so May flowers can pop out and make the world beautiful. It is a month of undecided weather. More...

Slow down, don't travel so fast along life's road

I read this story several years ago, and its making the rounds again, about a young and successful executive who was driving down a neighborhood street, going a little too fast in his new Jaguar. More...


GBMS releases third nine weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Jenny Granse, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Middle School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the 3rd Nine Weeks of the 2007-08 school year. More...

Honors at Troy

The following members of Gulf Breeze High School's Soundwave band were honored by being selected as members of the 2008 Southeastern United States Honor Band at Troy University: Jessica Bibeau and Alicia Jeffrey (flute), Whitney Harris (percussion), More...

GB Elementary releases Honor Roll

Mrs. Karen Murray, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Elementary School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the 3rd Nine Weeks of the 2007-08 Blue Ribbon school year. More...


GB track to send 13 to state

The Gulf Breeze High track teams will send seven females and six males to Saturday's 2A state meet in Winter Park. More...

Dolphin tennis teams state-bound

For the second time in three years, Gulf Breeze High will be sending both of its teams to the state tournament. More...

Sports Briefs

Florida Sportsman Membership meeting Saturday The local chapter of the Florida Sportsman Association will hold its membership meeting Saturday at the Shoal River Shooting Center in Crestview. More...


Publix donates over $31,000 to charity

Eight divisions of Children's Home Society of Florida (CHS) received more than $31,000 collectively from customers of Publix Super Markets through the company's statewide Santa dollars holiday fundraising campaign. From Nov. 10 - Dec. More...

JA honors donors to Free Enterprise Society

Junior Achievement of NW Florida recently announced that Mr. and Mrs. Grover Robinson IV and the D.W. McMillan Foundation have continued their memberships in the organization's Free Enterprise Society with a gift of $10,000 in 2007. More...

Home & Garden

Conserving water good for the planet

Today it's estimated that the average American uses about 100 gallons of water a day. And between 25 percent and 40 percent of that goes to outdoor use. More...

Cleaning the air at home

Indoor pollution causes its share of problems -- among them, exacerbating asthma. So what can you do about indoor pollution? Start by cleaning the air ducts and coils through which the air conditioning and heating pass through. 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...