June 19, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Feds still deciding Cancun's next move

Property might be auctioned online or sold by Realtor

Interest is high in the vacant Cancun's Mexican Grill building and property in Gulf Breeze that was seized by federal authorities in December. More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies: 06/10/2008 Nichols, Christopher Nelson, W/M, 29, 2700 block of Penn Street, Navarre, failure to appear. Stuart, Zachary Wells, W/M, 20, 1900 block of Presidio Street, Navarre, violation of probation. More...


In the June 5 Gulf Breeze News, it should have been reported that Rick Trevino was joined by his wife, Shelly Trevino, and Susan Trevino, Courtney Trevino's mother, at Gulf Breeze High School's graduation. More...

St. Ann dedicates 13th house

St. Ann Catholic Church of Gulf Breeze dedicated its 13th Habitat for Humanity home on Saturday, June 7. The home is for Nicole Boucher, a single mother, and her three children - Skye (8), Lexie (4) and Sean (1). More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 6/19 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Clark & Company, 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...

The Strangers keeps audiences on edge of seats

Critic's Corner

"The Strangers" is the debut film of director Bryan Bertino, and for a firsttimer he does a pretty darn good job. More...


Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey present "Bellobration" Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents Bellobration at the Pensacola Civic Center on June 19 - 22. More...


Moving on to the big time

Three local middle school students are in Washington D.C. this week competing in this week's National History Fair. More...

GBHS students place at Science Olympiad

Recent FCAT scores showed that Gulf Breeze students are among the brightest in the state of Florida. More...

Gulf Breeze Arts make donations to area schools

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc., recently donated $4,500 to four local schools, and the money should come as a welcome gift since Santa Rosa County schools are facing budget cuts that could eliminate elective programs, such as arts. More...



Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church welcomes familiar faces back to community Herb and Barbara Sadler are coming home to Gulf Breeze. More...


Where: Gulf Breeze Presbyterian When: July 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon. To register: Call 932-3625 Where: Pensacola Beach Community Church When: June 23-27 To register: 932-6628 Where: St. More...


Dental clinic to locate at south health facility

Midway is getting a dental clinic for low-income residents. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Hospital offers expanded, improved gift shop

Gulf Breeze Hospital's expanded gift shop is now open for business. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The shop opens early on the second and fourth Friday at 8 a.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Southern Peas thrive in summer gardens

Growing southern peas in the vegetable garden is a great Southern tradition. Southern peas are known as 'cowpeas,' 'field peas,' 'blackeyes,' 'crowders' or just peas. More...

Sagging ceiling needs lift

Q: Last spring, my roof sprang a leak and water stained the ceiling in my daughter's second-floor bedroom. We fixed the leak and repainted the ceiling. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOTT 111 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Tiger Point Park gets appropriation

County approves advisory committee request for $81,000

The first fruit of the District 5 Recreation Advisory Committee's labor has been born to the tune of more than $81,000. More...

Midway Fire nixes assessment ballot proposal

Commissioners cut administrative staff position to save money

The Midway Fire District Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 on June 10 against putting a fire fee assessment on the Aug. 26 election ballot. Instead, the Commission voted unanimously to lay off an administrator- Lt. More...

School District tweaks start times

First- and second-tier schedules to begin slightly later at 7:30 & 8:25 a.m.

Starting times for next school year were finalized by the Santa Rosa County School District but changed slightly from the originally proposed times. More...



Island News

SRIA turns deaf ear to noise ordinance

Pensacola Beach's core area residents and nightclubs that play loud music are going to have to learn to coexist, as the Santa Rosa Island Authority did not get the votes needed to enact a proposed ordinance limiting the hours nightclubs can play m More...

One good turn ...

When the DeLuna Shopping Center was resurfaced, it was made a one-way parking lot. However, the entrance to the center is at the spot where the road divides, and the double yellow line deters drivers from turning left into the parking lot. More...

The cup overflows with life's meaning

I enjoy stories that do not spell out what it means, but leaves it to us to interpret from our own experiences and understanding. One such story tells of a woman who wanted to discover the meaning of life. More...


Buses get stuck in traffic jam

There are no more Laidlaw/First Student school buses left in Santa Rosa County. More than 300 buses were driven by some of the school district's bus drivers to New Orleans last week. More...

Santa Rosa school bus drivers puzzled

With the new three-tier bus scheduling for next school year, switching buses is not the only challenge the Santa Rosa County School District faced ending this school year. More...


Potential candidates for political races in Santa Rosa County for the Aug. 26 primary; qualifying deadline is noon Friday. More...


Gulf Breeze 8s win All Star tournament

The mark of a great team is to be able to win when they don't play at their best. More...

Five Questions with head volleyball coach Waynn Sellers

The second installment of a summerlong series comes from GBHS head volleyball coach Waynn Sellers. Q. How does the 2008 team compare with your 2005 team? A: I don't like to compare teams from one season to the next. Each team is unique. More...

Sports Briefs

GBSA football, soccer registration under way Registration is now underway for kids wanting to play football or soccer for the Gulf Breeze Sports Association in 2008. More...


MILDRED G. LOOSE 1929-2008

Mildred G. Loose, 78, passed away June 11 in Gulf Breeze. Mildred was born Nov. 13, 1929 to the late Monroe James Godfrey and Dora Mary Rollo Godfrey. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, June 19 Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m. Commissioners Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, June 20 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Jewelry & Assessories Sale 7 a.m.-4 p.m. More...


No matter the era, charm can carry you a long way

I attended opening night of the recent Studio 400 show at the Pensacola Little Theatre, and I was overtaken by a strong sense of deja-vu. More...

WSRE Honor Flight Documentary pays tribute to World War II vets

'Honor Flight . . . A Journey of Heroes' premieres Friday

WSRE, the local Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) station for the Gulf Coast, has produced an original documentary in honor of the inaugural trip of Emerald Coast Honor Flight that took place April 30. The one-hour documentary, 'Honor Flight... More...


Political Cartoon


Another inconvenient truth

Solutions to oil crisis obvious, if we just take leap

I am sick and tired of everyone in this country complaining about oil and gas prices. Yes, they are high. Yes, it's terrible. Yes, it hurts everyone. Yes, we are beholden to foreign oil. Yes, there are solutions, and . . . More...

Dialogue on energy crisis so important

I gladly deferred some of my weekly column space to Gulf Breeze News reader James Gschwind, who submitted some thoughtful insight into what it's going to take to put an end to soaring gas prices and all that comes with that. More...