May 22, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Sansom: '09 state budget also lean

State Rep. Ray Sansom says economic times will continue to be tough and warned that even more budget cutbacks in 2009 will affect every local taxing agency in the state from school boards to county and city governments to fire departments. More...

Rec committee looking at Tiger Point

One of the top priorities of the newly formed District 5 Recreational Advisory Committee will be to take a comprehensive look at the Tiger Point Sports Association facilities' needs. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

War launched life-long love affair with aviation, bride

Linger ferried B26 from Savannah to England, waiting one month for headwinds off Africa

Russell "Bretz" Linger was drafted into the Army Air Corps at the age of 21 and applied for flight school. More...

BRIEFS

Public welcome at Bass' 60th birthday party Friends and family of Dickie Bass are invited to attend a 60th birthday celebration for the former Gulf Breeze High School athletic manager and volunteer from 2-4 p.m. More...

Raccoon exhibit debuts at The Zoo

The Zoo-Northwest Florida will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to unveil its new raccoon exhibit at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 24. The event is open to the public and there is no additional cost to attend the event. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 5/22 Evenings in Olde Seville Square John Wooton and KAISO! Caribbean Steel Band, 7 - 9 p.m. 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. More...

'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' brings laughs, memorable performances to movie audiences

Critic's Corner

"Forgetting Sarah Marshall" Time: 105 minutes MPAA rating: R 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' is the latest movie to be churned out of the Judd Apatow Raunchy RomCom Factory -- the same gang who gave us 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin,' 'Superbad' and ' More...

THINGS TO DO

Caribbean Sounds at Evenings in Olde Seville Square Break out your Hawaiian shirts. John Wooton and KAISO! Caribbean Steel Band are bringing the flavor of the islands to Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, May 22 from 7 - 9 p.m. More...

Sports

Dolphin football prepares for Blue and Gold Game

The Dolphin football closed out last week with a scrimmage at Dolphin Stadium. The team will hold its Blue and Gold game Friday at 6 p.m. "Stepping out on that game field is a whole new deal," head coach Chris Nemith said. More...

PFC's run ends in state semifinals

The Pensacola Futbol Club's Lady Wolves, made of mostly 16 and 17 years old playing in a U18 bracket, gave up an early second half goals and two late ones to lose to the RSL Tampa Knights 3-0 in the semifinals of the Florida Youth Soccer Associatio More...

Simon named NHS girls soccer coach

Former GBHS coach Rob Simon became the girls varsity soccer coach at Navarre last week. Simon was an assistant for Eric Miles at GBHS from 2003-07, helping them to two state tournament appearances, included a state runners up finish in 2007. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 22 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County School District 3 p.m. More...

Seniors

Abundance of friends kept my grandfather smiling

I have been reading about a lot of auctions being held this spring, and it brought back memories of my maternal grandfather. Grandfather was an auctioneer in Reading, Pa., a mediumsized city about 60 miles west of Philadelphia. More...

Health

Pensacola Pools delivers summer fun, safety

On a hot summer day, there's no better relief from the heat than a cool dip in the pool. More...

National Seashore to offer Jr. life guard program

Gulf Islands National Seashore is recruiting young men and women, ages 12-15, to be a part of the 2008 Junior Lifeguard Program. More...

'Moore Safe Shores' to present new 4-wheel drive trucks Friday

Pete Moore Chevrolet will present two new Chevy Colorado 4 Wheel Drive Rescue Vehicles to Bob West of the Santa Rosa Island Authority on Friday at 11 a.m . at the Casino Beach area on Pensacola Beach. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Freedom of speech our basic right

Among our most basic rights as Americans is freedom of expression. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

How do you plan to spend your Memorial Day holiday? More...

Local schools lead way on FCAT

Gulf Breeze students post best results on 2008 Writing portion

Santa Rosa County high schools performed at or above the state average on the Spring 2008 FCAT Writing tests, and Gulf Breeze High, Gulf Breeze Middle and Oriole Beach Elementary had the highest scores on the county level. More...

Pill abuse gaining on marijuana

Insightful seminar sheds light on drug, alcohol trends among area youth

Prescription pills are second to marijuana in drug abuse by Gulf Breeze teens, and authorities see a significant rise in such usage during a particular time of year. More...

Beef O'Brady's plans Gulf Breeze location

The landscape of Gulf Breeze is continuously changing, and new eateries are a main feature on the menu. More...

Events

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Island News

Beach traffic clogs highway

U.S. Highway 98 East in Gulf Breeze was clogged for several hours Sunday as visitors from Mobile, Ala., traveled to Pensacola Beach for a high school senior celebration. More...

Fishing with the Marines

LEFT: As part of Military Appreciation Month, a group of Marines from NAS Pensacola arrive at the dock aboard 'The Entertainer' after enjoying a deep-sea fishing trip in the Gulf on Wednesday, May 14. More...

We should respond to those seeking to be heard

When I was in my early teens, World War II ended. One of my earliest vivid recollections of the devastation that had occurred in the lives of so many was when one of the survivors of the Bataan Death March arrived home. More...

School

PBES third grade Oratorical award winners

The Pensacola Beach Optimist Club recently held the PBOC Oratorical Competition at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Third grade winners were (from left): first place Kylie Finkbone, second place Mary Elliott, third place Rich Earle. More...

Rotary Academic award winners

The following Gulf Breeze High students were given academic awards by the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club. More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle students score points with Accelerated Reading Program

Woodlawn Beach Middle School is proud to announce the Accelerated Reading fourth nine weeks/Mid-Term students. More...

Faith

Calvary Chapel to host noted musician

From Special Reports Phil Wickham, a contemporary Christian vocalist, songwriter and guitarist from California, will host a special night of worship with his full band at Calvary Chapel at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 11. More...

GBUMC explores Fruit of Spirit

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will have "Living Beyond Yourself, Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit" for the Second Wednesday Women's Summer Bible Study group beginning June 11 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Main Campus, Room 8. More...

St. Francis' Midsummer Night Party tickets on sale

On Saturday, June 7, beginning promptly at 6 p.m., St. More...

Business

Gulf Breeze company honored at White House

Separation Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of gas chromatography equipment located in Gulf Breeze, was chosen as a recipient for President George W. Bush's "E" Award. Representatives of the company traveled to Washington, D.C. More...

AppRiver chosen Red Herring honoree

Gulf Breeze-based AppRiver LLC, a leading provider of email messaging solutions, has been selected as a Red Herring 100 honoree, representing the most innovative private technology companies based in North America. More...

Home & Garden

Unlimited Horizons hears noted lecturer Grace in Gulf Breeze

Raymon Grace, internationally known writer and lecturer, spoke at the Sunday, May 18, afternoon program held by Gulf Breeze Unlimited Horizons. Grace is known by some as the Mountain Man from Virginia. More...

Photo

Pam Brannon/Gulf Breeze News Cheryl Rudzki of Sailor's Grill offers guests to Navarre Beach a sample of her Key Lime Pie. Media from region gathered last week for the 'Welcome Back to the Island' promotion. More...

Photo

Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Molly Ringwalds singer Sir Devon Nooner (right) and bassist Lord Phillip Wang belt out an 80s tune Saturday night at Capt'n Fun. The concert was a major draw at Pensacola Beach. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT CABERNET 1 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...