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Island News

New lieutenant brings new philosophy to beach

There's a new sheriff in town, and his name is Lieutenant Rodney Eddins. The 48-year-old Gulf Breeze resident is bringing a fresh approach to leading the Escambia County Sheriff's Office's efforts to police Precinct 1, Pensacola Beach. More...

Hilton first green hotel in the area

The Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front has been designated as the first "green hotel" in the Pensacola Bay Area by the Florida Green Lodging Program. More...

Holidays are an important part of every culture

With the exception of a few curmudgeons among us, I suspect most of us enjoy a good holiday. More...

News

Gulf Breeze Police Department Incident Report

The Gulf Breeze Police Department reported a fraud incident involving a Gulf Breeze business owner who was contacted by an imposter who said he was calling on behalf of an out-of-state police department and reported that one of the business owner's More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 4/1/2009 Penn, Michael Londell, W/M, 36, 1400 block of Tiger Lake, Gulf Breeze, fraud. Stewart, Joseph Ronald, W/M, 26, 2200 block of Chapparel Street, Navarre, vehicular manslaughter. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of March 28 through April 3, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 17 emergencies. More...

School

GBHS holds inaugural Prom Showcase

Lisa Newell/Gulf Breeze News Junior and senior girls model dresses from local vendors at the inaugural Prom Showcase Thursday at Gulf Breeze High. More...

Faith

St. Ann's Way of Cross procession marks Holy Week

Parishioners from St. Ann Catholic Church conducted their annual Palm Sunday Way of the Cross procession from Wayside Park to the church campus on Sunday, April 5. Bishop John Ricard of the Catholic Diocese of Pensacola- Tallahassee and St. More...

Obituaries

Surgeon Rogers, 59, passes away

Respected local microvascular surgeon Dr. Ian Rogers, 59, of Gulf Breeze died unexpectedly late Saturday, April 4, at his home. More...

REV. DORMAN JORDAN 1943-2009

Rev. Dorman William Jordan, 65, of Gulf Breeze, died Saturday March 28, 2009. Jordan was a native of Holley and a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County. He was pastor of Midway House of Faith. More...

JASON JORDAN 1980-2009

Jason Adron Nicholas Jordan, 28, of Navarre, died Saturday March 28, 2009. Jordan was born Dec. 25, 1980. He was a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County and a member of Midway House of Faith. Jason was preceded in death by his father, Rev. More...

Business

Locals hopeful for minor price hikes

GAS WATCH

Despite last Friday's anticipated news from the U.S. Department of Labor on the latest unemployment rates, investors shifted their attention to potential signs the recession might have bottomed out. More...

Still the land of opportunity

Over the past several months, you may have become somewhat discouraged at the prospects of investing for your future. More...

McDonald's reopens in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze McDonald's has reopened and the exciting new interior is not the only new thing you will find inside. The all-new McCafe Coffee's are sure to perk you up. And McDonald's will customize a McCafe coffee just for you. More...

Home & Garden

A Sunday of... Soundside Splendor

Event benefitting Children's Home Society raises over $50,000

The Children's Home Society was the focus of an elegant soundside affair Sunday at Portofino Island Resort. The food, drink and fellowship was exceptional and the cause very worthy as partygoers gathered to raise awareness and funds. More...

Legals

LEGALS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:Estate of CHARLES H. PACK, Deceased. Case Number 2009-CP-90 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of CHARLES H. More...

Rap sheet long for crash suspect

¦ Navarre man's SUV slams into car, resulting in 1 fatality, 2 injured

Records show that a Navarre man charged with DUI manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter in a deadly crash on State Road 399 last week has a long history of run-ins with the law in seven Florida counties. More...

Council extends bar service hours

The Bridge bar will serve until 11 p.m. weeknights

Gulf Breeze City Council voted 3-1 to approved extending the hours for the service of alcohol in city limits, and the citizens that attended the meeting voiced only agreement with the new policy. Under Ordinance No. More...

 

Community

Easter egg hunt set for Swenson Park

BRIEFS

Swenson Park in Santa Rosa Shores will hold an Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11 for children ages 1 through 10. Swenson Park is located on Circle Drive just off Bay Street. More...

Yard sale to benefit RMH

The Pensacola Parents of Multiples will hold a spring yard sale open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 18, at the B.T. Washington High School Cafeteria at 6000 College Parkway, Pensacola. More...

Container gardens topic of program at Hoe 'n Hum Club

The Hoe 'n Hum Garden Club met March 26 at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach with President Sue Huff presiding. The hostesses for the luncheon were Ina Sees and Sue Huff. Orchids in tall cylinder glass vases and candlesticks adorned the banquet table. More...

Entertainment

What's on tap?

Thursday 4/9 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...

'The Reader' is a great pick

Couch Theater

"The Reader" — The film opens in the 1950s. Kate Winslet plays Hanna, a 30- something tram employee. One day she crosses paths with Michael (David Kross), a 15- year-old boy. More...

West African music and dancing to fill the air

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, April 9 Hurrey-Up Stage & Filmworks presents Bafoulabe Hurrey-UP Stage & FilmWorks continues its trail of theatrical productions with its premiere presentation of Bafoulabe West African Dance Showcase on April 8-9 and 15- 16. More...

Sports

No foolin' - Milam throws perfect game

McDonald no-hits PHS, fans eight

Alison Milam threw a perfect game and struck out 11 as the Lady Dolphins won 7-0 at Pine Forest April 1. Milam faced the minimum 21 batters in the seven-inning win, going to three balls on only one batter and two balls to only two batters. More...

Smith, Curington named All State

The honors continue to roll in for members of the Lady Dolphin soccer team. Seniors Alyssa Smith and Aubrey Curington were named first team All State by floridagirlssoccer. com. Junior Maggie Rodgers was named Honorable Mention. More...

Busy weekend for Pfeifler

GBHS sophomore Jen Pfeifler had a busy weekend last weekend. On Friday, she and GBHS doubles teammate Jackie Kasler were honored at the Pensacola Sports Association Awards Banquet. The pair are the reigning 2A state doubles champions. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 9 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners' Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board 6 p.m. More...

Seniors

Husband's illustrations touched many

While cleaning out old file cabinets, I came upon literally hundreds of illustrations my artist husband had painted for the armed services. All five branches were represented. More...

Health

Lipoprotein different from LDL and HDL

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband had blood work for a cholesterol study. It included something called lipoprotein (a), something we never heard of. It was over the normal value. More...

A recipe during Lent - and beyond

Bistro Lasagna Here is a dish that will serve you well during Lent and some at your table won't even know it is meatless. More...

Surprise job opportunity: Demand at day spas grows despite recession

(ARA) - With high unemployment rates and a wide-spread recession, you might think jobs in a "luxury" industry would be in short supply. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Bills moving toward House floor for votes

Last week marked the halfway point of the 2009 regular session of the Florida Legislature. The pace of the session is going to quicken as both Chambers released their budgets, and bills are moving towards the House floor for a vote. More...

Donations fuel C&S' ability to assist others

Through life, sometimes we all experience struggles. It's my hope and prayer that you currently have few and you are enjoying this Easter season. My mother always taught me that it's never too late to say thank you! More...