December 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire departments agree to study consolidation

Midway Chief says process could take up to three years

Committees representing three south Santa Rosa fire departments will meet Saturday, Dec. 6, in Navarre to continue laying groundwork for a proposed study to determine whether consolidation of services or possible merger are feasible. More...

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Community

Thanks to a dedicated coach and generous donor . . WBMS students Run With It!

It's early Friday morning, and in the first minutes of dawn the full moon in the west shares the sky with the rising sun in the east. Students gathering at the Woodlawn Beach Middle School track are oblivious to the celestial anomaly overhead. More...

Parade entrants reminded of meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting Monday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Recreation Center on Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze, for one representative from all entrants in the upcoming city Holiday Parade. More...

Gulf Breeze Optimists Christmas Tree Sale

These local Optimist Club members are ready to help make your holidays joyful by helping you get the perfect Christmas tree. The annual Optimist Club Christmas Tree Sale is now going on at the Gulf Breeze High School baseball field. More...

Entertainment

'Dark Knight' shines brightest

Couch Theater

Pick of the week "Dark Knight" — Who'dve thunk that one of the best movies of the year would be based on a 75-year-old comic book hero? More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 12/4 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. "A Christmas Carol" UWF Mainstage Theatre, 8 p.m. More...

UWF Theatre presents a Christmas classic

THINGS TO DO

The University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present its community-wide production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol." Performances will be held in the Mainstage Theatre at 8 p.m. on Dec. More...

Sports

Gulf Breeze High School 'ladies first'

The Lady Dolphins athletic program is one of the strongest in the Panhandle. They proved that again last week with the recent release of the All Area selections. More...

GBHS duo strong at nationals

While most of their classmates were feasting on turkey, GBHS sophomore Jen Pfeifler and junior Jackie Kasler were feasting on the competition at their respective United States Tennis Association's National Open Tournaments. More...

Morris, Robles, UWF in Final Four tonight

Kaley Morris (GBHS Class of 2006), Noelle Robles (c/o '08) and the rest of their University of West Florida teammates will take on the College of St. More...

Opinion

OK, fellas, I'm hitting from the gold tees, now

Flippin' through the channels of life . . . So this is what it's like on the other side? The other side of 50. Monday, Dec. 1 marked my 50th birthday. I admit that it was a day I had been dreading for months. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

Do you typically drive with any extra caution on Three-Mile Bridge?

"Oh yeah. There should be more lights to alert people they're going the wrong way." Bettie Arzburger Gulf Breeze More...

Bridge collision mars holiday

Walmart employee a victim of suspected drunken driver

Tiger Point Walmart employees mourned the loss of a wellliked colleague last week, three days before the biggest shopping day of the year. Bakery associate Anthony Fulfer, 39, died at approximately 12:43 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Two-motorcycle accident claims man in Midway

A Pensacola man died Sunday night on U.S. Highway 98 near Mohawk Trail when the motorcycle he was driving west collided with another motorcycle traveling in the same direction toward Gulf Breeze. More...

Local pharmacy icon Kostic retires at age 81

Popular woman saw many name changes in 25 years

Beloved community figure Agnes Kostic retired last Tuesday at the age of 81 from the CVS Pharmacy in Gulf Breeze. Kostic had worked at the location for 25 years, but the names of her employers kept changing. More...

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Island News

If you think it, you can do it

George Bernard Shaw once said, "Some look at things that are, and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?' " That quote has served as encouragement for those thinking of going where they have never gone before. More...

Debris Tree

A Cheetos bag, gloves, bottle caps, beer cans and other remnants from the Lee Tracy Beach Cleanup adorn the "Debris Tree" at the Portofino Boardwalk. The tree serves as a reminder to keep our beaches clean. The cleanup occurred Saturday, Nov. 29. More...

'Joy for the Beach' concert is Tuesday

Post-concert cookie sale will aid cancer sufferers

Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's "Joy For The Beach" (JFTB) annual free Christmas Concert is set for Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church with a reception following. More...

News

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Nov. 21 through Nov. 27, Midway Fire District was called for 41 incidents. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 11/17/2008 Vandenakker, Mike Pabia, O/M, 3300 block of La Leyenda Court, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. 11/25/2008 McGinnis, Raymond Lee, W/M, 37, Shanon Road, Navarre, larceny. More...

School

PJC Trustees vote to offer baccalaureate degrees

The Pensacola Junior College Board of Trustees has unanimously voted to pursue the offering of baccalaureate degrees. More...

WBMS Teacher of the Year

Sally Hill was recently named Woodlawn Beach Middle's Teacher of the Year. Congratulating her are Assistant Principal Will Nowling and Principal Victor Lowrimore. More...

Faith

'The Walk' offers kids activities

"The Walk" is an afterschool program that gives sixth- through eighth-grade students a place to come and hang out every Monday after school until 3:45 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 4 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Tree Lighting 5:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital, 1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze City of Gulf Breeze Development Review Board 6:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

Pulling out the stops at Wanamaker's

Reading my Sunday 'New York Times' last week brought back happy memories of the 1930's, when every Thanksgiving and Christmas gave me a chance to be a temporary salesperson at John Wanamaker's flagship department store in Philadelphia. More...

Home & Garden

Door balancing: A seldom-asked question when buying a home

Q: I read somewhere that when getting a home ready for sale, a person should balance any doors that won't stay open. How does one balance the doors? More...

Legals

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