February 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Recreation Advisory Committee disbands

The District 5 Recreation Advisory Committee disbanded last week. The committee was first appointed and formed by Santa Rosa County Commissioner John Broxson, who lost his last election. More...

Clock ticking for anxious State Farm policyholders

State agency still must approve of withdrawal

Second in a series In the wake of last month's announcement that State Farm Florida will discontinue providing property coverage in the Sunshine State, the countdown continues toward the date Florida insurance officials will issue a 'yes' or 'no' More...

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Community

'Colby' the giraffe dies at Zoo NWF

BRIEFS

"Colby," a male giraffe at The Zoo of Northwest Florida, died in his exhibit on Sunday evening. The 13 year-old giraffe was born Feb. 5, 1996, and was on breeding loan to The Zoo from the Lowery Park Zoo in Tampa. More...

Local residents get opportunity to apply for Homestead Exemption

Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, will be accepting Homestead Exemption applications as well as scheduling appointments in Gulf Breeze on Monday, Feb. 23. Walk-in appointments are welcome on a first-come, firstserved basis. More...

Incentives key to luring information technology biz

Santa Rosa County commissioners are working to bring a new high-tech industry to Gulf Breeze. Commissioners voted last week to match a state tax refund amount of $64,000 if the company chooses Santa Rosa County as its home. More...

Entertainment

You'll laugh at 'What Just Happened?'

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "What Just Happened?" — It's been more than a decade since director Barry Levinson and Robert De Niro teamed up for "Wag The Dog." Now they're back together for another black comedy; but instead of skewering politics, they' More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 2/19 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 2/20 Seville Quarter Not Just Another Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m. More...

After royal visit, Krewes to fill streets

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Feb. 19 King and Queen of Spain visit Pensacola Mark your calendars for Feb. 19-22. Not only is it Mardi Gras weekend, King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia will be visiting Pensacola on Feb. 19. More...

Faith

Stanford next GBUMC Senior Pastor

Rev. Shane Stanford of Petal, Miss., has been appointed Senior Pastor at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, effective July 1. Stanford is currently serving the Mississippi Annual Conference as the Team Leader for Message and Media. More...

Popular Run For The World takes to streets Saturday

The annual Run For The World 5K road race/walk is Saturday, Feb. 21, at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. The event begins at 8 a.m. in front of the main church campus at 75 Fairpoint Drive. More...

Obituaries

CORDELIA M. ERWIN

1926-2009

Cordelia "Corky" McGaughey Erwin, 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Feb. 13, 2009. Erwin was born March 18, 1926. She was a member of the Church of Christ and Past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. She also was a loving caregiver for several years. More...

STEPHEN G. HILLIARD

1958-2009

Stephen Gage Hilliard, 51, of Pensacola, passed away on Feb. 13, 2009. He was preceded in death by his mother, Rachel McMillan Hilliard, and father, Claude B. Hilliard. More...

MILTON M. JOHNSON

1929-2009

Milton Marvin Johnson, 79, of Gulf Breeze, died Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 after a brief and sudden illness. Johnson was a native of Greensboro, Fla., and lived in the Gulf Breeze area for the past 20 years. Johnson lived a life full of adventure. More...

Health

Senior Expo comes to city on Feb. 24

GoldenCare and the 2009 Senior Expo is bringing wellness information and free health screenings to Gulf Breeze. In conjunction with National Heart Month, Senior Expo features heart and stroke assessment and vascular screenings. More...

Home & Garden

Make Swordfish Steaks with Maitre d'Hotel Butter

Traditionally used to garnish fish and grilled meats, Maitre d'Hotel Butter is flavored with lemon and chopped parsley. Serve this broiled swordfish with a tomato salad. More...

Tips for installing closet shelves

Q: I want to set up more shelves and hanging rods in my small bedroom closet so that I can store more stuff in it. More...

2009 winning roses announced

Each year, the All-American Rose Selections (AARS) organization picks new and exceptional roses for the landscape. The 2009 winning roses are Carefree Spirit™, Pink Promise, and Cinco de Mayo™. More...

City cuts $106,000 from 2009 budget

Revenue cuts from state sales tax collections and county municipal aid funding are forcing the City of Gulf Breeze to compensate for the loss of $100,000 in budgeted income. That word came last Wednesday, Feb. More...

BREAKING NEWS: Schools' Chamber property sale breathes new life

The Santa Rosa County School Board breathed new life Thursday, Feb. 19 into the deal individual board members and administrators had labeled More...

Associations dodge extra parks costs

County leaders feared residents would be priced out of participation

The sports associations of Santa Rosa County will not be forced to find another $30,000-$40,000 this year to pay for operating and maintenance costs of their parks. More...

Post Office repairs made

Scott Page/Gulf Breeze News Most of the repair work is complete to the front window area of the Gulf Breeze Post Office, which was breached by a wayward sport utility vehicle on Dec. 13. It took more than eight weeks to get the window repaired. More...

Events

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Island News

Welcome, your majesties

Spanish Royal Couple visits Pensacola today

The past meets the present today as His Majesty King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofía of Spain are in town today, celebrating Pensacola's 450th anniversary. More...

Bowden Way repair on target

Although it won't be open for Sunday's Mardi Gras parade, the road from Pensacola Beach to Navarre Beach is nearing completion. More...

Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras parade is Ready to Roll

Don't wait for Fat Tuesday ... Mardi Gras rolls into Pensacola Beach with the Krewe of Wrecks parade on Sunday, Feb. 22. More...

News

CRIME

Gulf Breeze man pleads 'not guilty' to drug smuggling

From staff and special reports A Grand Pointe resident pleaded not guilty to drug smuggling conspiracy charges after being arrested at the Pensacola airport on Jan. 23. Kenneth J. More...

Post Office repairs cost $35,000

It's been more than two months since an sport utility vehicle slammed through the front window of the Gulf Breeze Post Office, and the repairs are nearly complete. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/23/2009 Berry, Ron Colby, W/M, 20, 7500 block of Buckeye Drive, Navarre, dealing in stolen property. 2/9/2009 Graham, Shaun Raphael, B/M, 42, 1100 block of Pine Street, Gulf Breeze, burglary. More...

Sports

Another tough loss at state

GBHS' third straight 'final four' appearance ends with 2-0 semifinal loss to Ponte Vedra

The Lady Dolphin soccer Class of 2009 has racked up an impressive resume in four years - four regional finals, three state tournament appearances and a state runner up finish. More...

Blue Devils get revenge on Dolphins

Stanton beat GBHS 3-1 on same field their season ended last year

Friday the 13th lived up to its reputation for the Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team, who lost to Jacksonville's Stanton Prep in the Region 1-4A championship game in Jacksonville. "Defensively, I thought both teams played pretty well. More...

Ramirez wins at regionals

Sophomore R.C. Ramirez became the first ever regional champion for the GBHS wrestling team when he won the 119 pound class at the Region 1-A meet Saturday at Bradford High School in Starke. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 19 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., first floor conference room, Andrew's Institute Performance and Research Pavilion Santa Rosa County School Board 10 a.m. More...

Seniors

Updike's passing rekindles memories of his great works

I was saddened to read recently that my all-time favorite author, John Updike, had died at what I consider the relatively young age of 76. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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And that's the way it was, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009

In the days of my youth, I remember often sitting at my parents' feet and watching the 'CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite' on our family's black-and-white TV. Cronkite was considered the most trusted figure in news. More...

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

What do you like most about the Mardi Gras carnival season?

"The different styles and colors of beads are my favorite thing." Rachel Aloy Gulf Breeze More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF SALE The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 02/27/08. More...