January 29, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze teen witnesses historic Obama inauguration

Freshman shares her experience on Youth Conference trip

Early on the morning of Jan. 20, 2009, Washington, D. C., was bursting at the seams with excitement. I was one of the lucky millions who were able to experience it firsthand. More...

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Community

'UFO Hunters' to descend on city

Gulf Breeze is about to be "visited" again. More...

Reckless driver damages property

Anita Shackleford awoke from a deep sleep thinking a bomb had gone off. "That mailbox just exploded," the Tiger Point Boulevard resident said, recalling the noise that startled her at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. More...

Tom Thumb closes two area stores

Two Tom Thumb convenience stores in Gulf Breeze closed Thursday, Jan. 22, the victims of a slumping economy. The first location is at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Bayshore Road, and the second is at the intersection of U.S. More...

Entertainment

'Nick and Norah' steal the show

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" — This was a cute little movie that kind of reminded me of "Juno" — one of those Indie movies that sometimes tries too hard to be Indie and Quirky and Hip, but thanks to the solid pe More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 1/29 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paradise Bar & Grill Australia Day with music by Geoff Achison. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

Weekend offers football, basketball and ... opera?

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Jan. 29 PLT presents 'Leading Ladies' Jan. 29-Feb. 1 Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit the Box Office at 400 S. More...

Sports

A dozen for the Lady Dolphins

GBHS rallies to win 12th consecutive district championship

If Eminem was a GBHS soccer fan, he might sing 'Will the real Lady Dolphins please stand up?' On Friday, they did. More...

Boys and girls of spring

Left: Dolphin head baseball coach Randy Renfroe goes over a baserunning drill during the first week of practice last week. Right: Lindsey Wright looks on as Rosie Atkinson fields a ground ball during a recent practice. More...

Taking hits, moving forward

"When things got hard, you started looking for something to blame - like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know - the world ain't all sunshine and rainbows...You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 29 Santa Rosa County Commission Strategic Planning, Goal Setting Follow-up Workshop 9 a.m., Commissioners Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Friday, Jan. More...

Home & Garden

Ace is the place to color your life

Paint is one of the least expensive ways to give your home a makeover for the New Year. Fresh paint can give your entire house, one room, or even a piece of furniture the face lift it needs to look new again. More...

With rates at historical lows, now is the time to refinance

Mortgage rates, market pricing combine to make 2009 the year to buy real estate

With rates at historical lows, now is the time to refinance your home! Primary Residential Mortgage is a nationwide lender servicing 47 states with 245 branches and has been in business since 1998. More...

Disease-free Camellia blooms start by picking up fallen flowers

Camellias are beginning to bloom, providing color in the landscape when few other plants are in flower. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given tha on 2/12/09 at 11:00 a.m. a Storage Advantage, 15 McClure Dr. More...

Sports associations fear more parks costs

The future of the county More...

Chamber property buyers miss crucial extension deadline

Property at 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway might go back on the market

The Gulf Breeze property belonging to the Santa Rosa County School Board that has been the home of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will soon be up for sale again -- unless something unforeseen happens to make the school board change its coll More...

Woodlawn's Hill traded fun, games for teaching career

Middle school's teacher of the year started on different path

Third in a series Sally Hill has been a teacher at Woodlawn Beach Middle School since the first day it opened in 2001. But she was teaching other places a long time before those doors opened. This is Hill's 27th year of teaching. More...

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Island News

Is it really much ado about nothing?

In his book, "Varieties of Religious Experiences," William James tells about a man who found himself sliding down a precipice one dark night. As he was sliding, he reached out and his hand caught hold of a small branch which stopped his fall. More...

Singing a new tune

Pensacola Beach concert showcases Studer's newest passion

H e ' s been a teacher, a best selling author, a hospital rejuvenator, a business owner, baseball club owner, waterfront developer and benefactor for many organizations, among other titles. Now Quint Studer can add singer/songwriter to the list. More...

Double Bridge Run is Saturday, Feb. 7

Here come the runners! The annual race called the Double Bridge Run is Saturday, Feb. 7 starting in Downtown Pensacola at 7 a.m. and continuing across the three mile bridge and the Bob Sikes Bridge onto Pensacola Beach. More...

News

Shhh! City passes noise ordinance

The Gulf Breeze City Council passed a noise ordinance at its Jan. 20 meeting after months of effort. Work on the ordinance began when developers Scott and Nick Wheatley and Nick Bodkins began work on the property at 33 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Event to benefit teen in need of transplant

A Navarre teenager needs the community's help. Organizers and supporters hope for a large turnout on Saturday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at St. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 1/21/2008 Constantin, Robert Blake, W/M, 26, 6500 block of Codell Street, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

School

Gulf Breeze Middle releases second nine weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Jenny Granse, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second 9- weeks grading period of the 2008-09 school year. More...

GBHS releases second nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second nine-weeks grading period of the 2008- 09 school year. More...

Oriole Beach's second nine week Honor Roll unveiled

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Warren Stevens, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students: A Honor Roll Third Grade Mrs. Brown - Taylor Beddow, Alexa Laux, Sadie Nix Mrs. More...

Obituaries

COL. CARROLL PAPAJOHN

1931-2009

Col. Carroll Papajohn, 77, U.S. Army (ret.), beloved husband and father, died surrounded by family members at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16, 2009 following a courageous battle with cancer. Papajohn was born Oct. More...

FLORICE "FLO" LATINA

1919 - 2009

Florice Evelyn Lee Latina, 89, of Pensacola, passed peacefully at Covenant Hospice on Jan. 18, 2009. Born to Henry and Laura Holloway Lee (3rd wife) on Oct. 6, 1919 in Summerdale, Ala., Latina was the youngest of 21 children. More...

Seniors

Happiness is a calendar filled with plenty of things to do

As I removed a double handful of mail from my mailbox recently, I noted that it was full of information from health care agencies, Tallahassee legislators, and, of course, bills. More...

Fight the aging process with Regenerative Medicine

We all age chronologically, but we don't have to age mentally or in terms of our physical abilities. More...

How old do you feel?

A show of hands, please: How many of us feel significantly younger than our real age? Many seniors feel, on average, about 13 years younger than we really are. More...

Opinion

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

Who will win the Super Bowl and by what score?

"Pittsburgh, 24-17." Keith Bertolla Gulf Breeze More...

Local small businesses need support of all

Over the past couple of weeks, I've used this space to highlight some of the local business owners who are fighting back against the naysayers and employing the "secrets" of staying in business and even excelling during the recent economic downturn More...