March 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Bee takes reading buzz into schools

General Mills' Honey Bee, Publix manager read to elementary kids

Did you know that the teensiest thing in the world is a newborn flea? Or that the prickliest thing in the world is the inside of a pin cushion? More...

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Community

'Santa' selected for April 29 Honor Flight

Robert Dodge, who many in Navarre know as "Santa" Dodge, has been selected for the April 29 Honor Flight to visit the WWII memorial in Washington, D.C. More...

GI Neighbors swing into spring; Auxiliary plays St. Paddy's cards

The Gulf Isle Neighbors held their 13th annual fundraiser 'Swing into Spring' at Pensacola Civic Center on Wednesday, March 11. The group was welcomed by President Nell Servoid, and the program was introduced by Joanie Bolton. More...

Barrineau teaches oral hygiene

Dr. Nicole Barrineau of Barrineau Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Gulf Breeze visited 11 schools in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties in February to teach more than 700 children about the importance of good oral hygiene. More...

News

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of March 13-19, Midway Fire District was called for 40 incidents. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Department Incident Report

The Gulf Breeze Police Department responded to the following incidents between March 16 and 23: On March 18, Sgt. Chris Lanzetta stopped a vehicle for a tag violation and discovered marijuana and a pipe. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 2/25/2009 Gibbs, Tony A, W/M, 41, 7500 block of Blackjack Circle, Navarre, sexual assault and cruelty toward a child. More...

School

Good Shep students excel in reading

Students at Good Shepherd Lutheran School earned 18,678 minutes in two weeks last month as part of the Reach For the Stars reading incentive program. The effort was tops in both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. More...

Science Olympiad 'great thinkers'

Members of the statewinning Gulf Breeze Middle School Science Olympiad team include, front from left: Davy Pardonner, Kyle Stanley, Jett Crowdis, Alex Thompson, Nick Staviski, Preston DeMaria. More...

Teacher s nominated for rookie honors

Five Gulf Breeze-area teachers are among 31 women and men nominated for Santa Rosa County's Rookie Teacher of the Year award. More...

Faith

Epler earns doctorate

Pastor Neil Epler of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will soon be awarded the Doctor of Ministry degree. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, March 31 Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Wednesday, April 1 Santa Rosa County Housing Coalition 1:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

There was a day I could 'cut a rug'

I recently saw a colorful fullpage ad for a live big band show, and happy memories and thoughts of nights dancing to the music of live bands at the Sunnybrook Ballroom in Pottstown, Pa., came flooding back. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Subsection 5 of FL Statute 713.78, Donna Caiazzo, as authorized Title Specialist for Tiger Point Paint and Body, of Santa Rosa County, will sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, subject to any liens and More...

City backs Saturday's Earth Hour initiative

The City of Gulf Breeze will turn out the lights at Shoreline Park North from 8:30 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, as part of the worldwide observance of the third annual 'Earth Hour. More...

You CAN get there from here on . . .

And the best thing about it? It's FREE!

The wheels on the bus go round and round. Then they stop at seven locations in Gulf Breeze Proper to pick up and carry riders to Pensacola beach and into downtown Pensacola. More...

WEB EXTRA: The Year with No Husband

Navarre mom, mother copes with life's challenges during husband's deployment in Afghanistan
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Island News

Santa Rosans, vacationers enjoy Spring Break on Pensacola Beach

As Spring Break continues, flocks of beachgoers continue to swarm the white shores of Pensacola Beach to enjoy the sun, sand and water of the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Islanders voice opinions about plans for core development

If the beach toll were increased by $1, how would it best be used? That was the matter being discussed at the Core Area Workshop Wednesday, March 18 at the Pensacola Beach Community Church. More...

And the survey says ...

Pensacola Beach Advocates polled its membership about their vision for Pensacola Beach and about 247, or half the membership, responded. The entire survey is available online at www.pbadvocates. org. Here are some of the responses. More...

Entertainment

'Slumdog Millionaire' the pick of the week

Couch Theater

"Slumdog Millionaire" — Winner of eight Academy Awards (including Best Picture), "Slumdog Millionaire" is an uplifting tale of love and triumph set against the backdrop of the violent and povertystricken streets of Mumbai, India. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 3/26 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Seville Quarter Rock Band Competition, 6-10 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

Blue Angels practice and local actors perform

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, March 26 'Jesus Christ Superstar' debuts at the Saenger Theatre The Saenger Theatre presents "Jesus Christ Superstar," at 7:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Dolphins go extras to beat Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team let a 5-1, seventh inning lead slip away before pulling out a 6-5 win in the eighth inning Friday at Navarre. The win was Gulf Breeze's third straight district win after starting 1-3. More...

So far, so good (enough)

So far, so good enough - guess that's a good description of how my NCAA bracket looks heading into play tonight. There aren't many sporting events I'd request consecutive days off for, but this is one of them. More...

Sports Schedule

March 27 Weightlifting Sub-Section 1 meet at GBHS, 11 a.m. March 28 Baseball DH vs. Dothan, Ala. (JV 1 p.m., Var. 3:30) March 30 Ninth grade SB vs. Milton, 5:30/7 p.m. Ninth grade BB at Pace, 5:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

ARTHUR D. JAMES

1937-2009

Arthur Dennis James, 72, of Gulf Breeze, passed away March 19 in a local hospital. James was born Feb. 23, 1937 in Boston. He married his childhood sweetheart, Gloria, in May 1954. More...

REV. GENO G. RIVI

1929-2009

Rev. Geno G. Rivi, 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, March 15, succumbing to a diabetic-related illness. More...

Opinion

Pullum Park purchase makes little sense

Spring has sprung, and I hope each of you are enjoying this wonderful season. I have been asked to address the recent decision by the Board of County Commissioners to purchase the Pullum Industrial Park. More...

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

Have you ever considered riding the ECAT bus out to Pensacola Beach?

"No. I didn't know there was a bus that picked up here." Tonia Chandler Gulf Breeze More...