October 23, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Credit can be found in Gulf Breeze

Business community is pulling together, says Chamber president

Gulf Breeze businesses are working together, supporting each other to get through any credit crunch that might trickle down from Washington, according to Meg Peltier, President of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Sound Wave earns all-Superior rating

The Gulf Breeze High School Sound Wave Band competed Oct. 11 in the Florida Bandmasters Association District 1 Marching competition at Tate High School and earned a coveted All-Superior rating. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

'Tough' decisions face county's school board

Budget to get much tighter next year

The county schools are in worse trouble than the district originally thought at the beginning of this budget year. The projected budget shortfall of the district for the 2008-09 school year currently stands at $8.7 million. More...

Burleigh brings experience to GCC Bank

Cathy Burleigh joins Gulf Coast Community Bank as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice-President. She will manage the bank's new Gulf Breeze location at 2871 Gulf Breeze Parkway. The branch expects to open by Nov. 1. More...

Talk of the Town

Gulf Coast Friends plan Nov. 13 'glitz'

Gulf Coast Friends' annual craft fair has a new look this year. In addition to club members, outside vendors will be displaying their works. The book table will include CDs and DVDs. More...

Entertainment

Critic's Corner

'Beverly Hills Chihuahua' could signal the end of the world

My grasp of Spanish is tenuous at best. I know a few words, and virtually all of them can be found on the drive-thru menu at Taco Bell. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 10/23 Paradise Bar & Grill, Shawn Curle & the 44s, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

THINGS TO DO

Pensacola Little Theatre produces 'horror show'

On Friday, Oct. 24, The Pensacola Little Theatre opens its rendition of "The Rocky Horror Show." TheBritish musical was originally in 1973 by Richard O'Brien. It was the inspiration for the 1975 film, "The Rocky Horror Picture show. More...

Obituaries

CHARLES H. MEYERS 1925-2008

Charles Henry Meyers, 82, a former Gulf Breeze resident, passed away Oct. 8, 2008, at his residence in Azalea Trace in Pensacola. Meyers was born Nov. 12, 1925 in Bismarck, N.D., and was a multi-talented man. More...

Calendar of Events

Calenddar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 23 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustments 6:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

Senior Scene

'Incidental' people can have effect on lives

It was when my two oldest boys were four and six, and both were in school most of the day in Philadelphia, that I decided they were old enough for me to become an artist's representative for my husband once more. More...

Business

Gale finds that perfect 'balance' at home and work

Q: Katie, tell us a little about yourself, where you grew up and how you got to Gulf Breeze! A: I grew up in Birmingham, Ala. and attended and graduated from the University of North Alabama. More...

It's more than just a family affair:

You'll find fashions, friends at Lee Tracy on the Boardwalk

Q: Your name is Lee McLaughlin and your business' name is The Lee Tracy Company. I assume the Lee comes from your name, what significance, if any, does the Tracy have? A: Tracy is my maiden name. Q: Tell us a little about your company. More...

Local businesses inspire Romjue

Q: Trudy, tell us a little bit about your back ground and how you decided to open an Advertising Agency in Gulf Breeze, Florida! A: I actually grew up in Columbia, Mo. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot

Are you tired of hearing about Joe the plumber? Why or why not?

"Yes. Enough is enough. There are other things to talk about." Joan Herndon Gulf Breeze More...

From the Editor

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign, and it's not 60s

One of the most entertaining things about this year's presidential election, personally, has been watching my youngest daughter suddenly discover the intrigue and allure of American politics. More...

Fire districts eye feasibility of merger

South Santa Rosa departments express interest in consolidation

Midway Fire District commissioners last week gave Chief Jonathan Kanzigg the goahead to explore the feasibility of a possible merger or consolidation of services with two Navarre fire departments. More...

Student not seriously injured after being hit by car after school

15-year-old boy apparently crossed street in moving traffic

A Gulf Breeze High School student is expected back in class today after being struck by a car Friday shortly after the school dismissed Friday, Oct. 17. More...

Gilchrist, Hoffman on forum panel

Mayor is unopposed while Seat B incumbent has stage to himself

Gulf Breeze City was represented at last week's Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce candidate forum by Mayor Lane Gilchrist and only one other candidate running for City Council - incumbent Carl (Tim) Hoffman. More...

Events

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Island News

Be yourself

Teacher shares wisdom in children's book

A former marine biology teacher at Gulf Breeze High School had a book signing last Saturday, Oct. 18 at Geronimo's Outpost on Pensacola beach. More...

Casting Nets

What's your expiration date?

I don't know about you, but when I go to the grocery store to buy milk, I always look for the expiration date by which time the milk should be sold. I always look for the latest date. More...

No longer a state park, Navarre Beach County Park opens

Santa Rosa County has a new park - which is actually an old park with a new name and a facelift. What once was Navarre Beach State Park on the Gulf of Mexico is now Navarre Beach County Park. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 10/13/2008 Langman, Sheila Broom, W/F, 38, 9800 block of Parker Lake Circle, Navarre, sex offense. Quina IV, Robert Sebastian, W/M, 21, 5400 block of Soundside Drive, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. More...

Gulf Breeze Fire Department Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 14 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Oct. 10 through Oct. 16, Midway Fire District was called for 40 incidents. More...

Sports

Ramblin' On

Girls soccer team begins quest for state title

Of all the sports Gulf Breeze High offers, soccer can be one of the most difficult to cover. Football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball, there's a lot of action - a lot of scoring. More...

Dolphin offense sputters in loss

Panther defense holds GBHS to 9 yards in second half of 37-10 win, district game Friday at Arnold

Despite being 1-6 and on a three-game losing streak, the Dolphin football team still controls its own playoff destiny. Gulf Breeze travels to Panama City to take on the Arnold Marlins Friday at 7 p.m. More...

Girls golf district champs again

Boys district runners up; also qualify for this week's regional tourney at Tiger Point

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team won their sixth consecutive District 1-A championship last week at Perdido Bay Golf and Country Club. More...

Health

HEALTH

Andrews open Saturdays to prep, college players

The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze is now providing free orthopaedic exams and assessments to high school and college athletes on Saturday mornings. More...

Home & Garden

Worms can turn your kitchen scraps into rich compost

Been thinking about composting, but you just don't have the space? Well there is a system that uses worms to compost and the outcome is garden magic. More...

Good Housekeeping

A recipe for autumn chicken dinner

4 medium ears of corn 2 medium zucchini 4 large plum tomatoes 4 medium chicken-breast halves 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh basil, More...

This Is A Hammer

Door won't latch? Here's a quick fix

Q: Your recent column about the door that wouldn't latch was good with all the mention of using shims, but missed the easiest fix. More...

Legals

Legal Advertising

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS FOR PROPOSED ADOPTION OF Baby Boy, Born: 09-15-08, A Minor Child. Case No. More...