August 6, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Morris fills Council seat

Law background should be a benefit

Dana Morris admits he's not an expert in municipal law. But the state Assistant Attorney General does possess a sharp law mind, one he says should serve the City of Gulf Breeze well in his new role as a councilman. More...

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Community

MILITARY

Magnes, others complete training

Army Pvt. Jason S. Magnes has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. More...

Children's Chorus plans auditions

The Pensacola Children's Chorus under the direction of Susan and Allen Pote announces that auditions will be held in August for participation in the organization's 2009-2010 season. More...

St. Ann Catholic Church plans blood drive for leukemia patient Ballinger

Gulf Breeze resident Andrew Ballinger, son of Glenys and Malcolm Ballinger, has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Andy, 29, is the father of a 3- yearold daughter, Grace. Ballinger's treatment involves chemotherapy. More...

Entertainment

The Club Scene

Thursday 8/6 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paradise Bar & Grill Scott Holt, 6 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Bamboo Willie's Ladies Night, 7 p.m. More...

'The Tempest' sails into PLT on Aug. 13

"The Tempest," written by William Shakespeare and directed by Katie McHugh will be showing at Pensacola Little Theatre from August 13-16. The Shakespearean classic is a production of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company. More...

Comedian Ron White takes stage at The Saenger

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, August 6 Learn to collect priceless art at PMA The Pensacola Museum of Art hosts a special presentation, "The Satirical Prints of Honoré Daumier: A Collector's Story," hosted by Patrick M. Rowe. More...

School

SRCSD: Gulf Breeze enrollments appear 'solid'

Unprecedented back-to-back years of declining enrollment has made staffing determinations difficult for the Santa Rosa County School District (SRCSD) this year. More...

Teacher/union negotiations face hurdle

The next step in the Santa Rosa County teachers' contract negotiations must be completed by Aug. 17. More...

Faith

St. Paul Methodist plans 'camp meetings'

FAITH

St. Paul United Methodist Church of Gulf Breeze is going to one service each Sunday during the month of August, starting Aug. 9 under the theme Good Ole Camp Meeting Days. The public is invited through Aug. More...

Obituaries

CAROLYN A. LYON

1935-2009

Carolyn Anne Lyon, 74, of Gulf Breeze, passed away July 28, 2009 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola. Lyon is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard F. Lyon; daughters, Caren L. Jordan of Gulf Breeze and Catharine L. More...

JOHN A. YELVERTON

1917-2009

John Arthur Yelverton, 91, of Fort Walton Beach and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away July 26, 2009. Yelverton was born Oct. 16, 1917, in San Antonio, Texas. More...

Business

AppRiver, Studer earn honors; Gas prices spike in state, locally

Two Gulf Breeze companies have been recognized by 'Florida Trend' magazine as being among the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Florida. AppRiver, an e-mail messaging and Web security company located at 1101 Gulf Breeze Parkway, ranked No. More...

Opinion

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American Legion celebrates post-9/11 GI Bill benefits with arrival of August

As veterans start the new academic year, the leader of The American Legion said he is happy to see that they will be able to enjoy the benefits of the new GI Bill. "Aug. 1 was a proud day for us," said David K. More...

Make a 'Leap for Laurie' and fight cancer

LETTERS

You might know someone, be it a family member or friend, who is living with or surviving breast cancer. My friend and co-worker's wife, Laurie, recently was diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently receiving treatment. More...

Billings' murders may have been 'hit'

Suspect Pamela Long Wiggins now charged with bigamy

Cable News Network (CNN) reported last Friday that a "source close to the investigation" in the Byrd and Melanie Billings double-murder case is claiming a second motive besides robbery for the home invasion - a contracted hit - is being investiga More...

Pediatric neurology comes to Gulf Breeze

By attracting big-name sports stars and hosting cutting-edge seminars, Andrews Institute is making its mark on Gulf Breeze. More...

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Island News

'It's going to be here a long time'

PENSACOLA BEACH FIRE STATION DEDICATED

Residents and businesses on Pensacola Beach should have fire and rescue service restored within days, not weeks, following a major hurricane now that a new two-story, $3.06 million fire station is operational. More...

Beach church has come a long way since Ivan

New fellowship hall will be dedicated Sunday, Aug. 9

This Sunday, at 11 a.m., Hurricane Ivan will be relegated to history as the Pensacola Beach Community Church ushers in a new era with a brand new fellowship hall. More...

A chicken can't fly like an eagle

There's an old story about a farmer who found an eagle's egg and not knowing what else to do, he put it in the nest of a backyard chicken. The egg hatched and the eaglet grew up with the brood of chicks. More...

News

City raises proposed millage rate

The City of Gulf Breeze completed its review of the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2009-2010 after three budget sessions and established the proposed millage rate at 1.9 mills, an increase from last year's millage rate of 1.8 mills. More...

Silverthorn homeowner confronts burglar

GBPD

A Gulf Breeze woman came face-to-face with a suspected burglar Tuesday morning, July 29. It was 8:10 when she came heard her dogs barking in another room of her home on Silverthorne Drive. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 7/31/2009 Morey, Jarrett Dewayne, W/M, 19, 8800 block of Sand Pine Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. 8/2/2009 Guyton, Michael Bell, B/M, 29, 2100 block of Cheshire Court, Navarre, driving with a suspended license. More...

Sports

Ex-Dolphins look to make big splash at Division I schools

While fall football practice at Gulf Breeze begins next week, some former Dolphins from coast to coast are looking to make a big splash for their respective college teams. More...

Five Questions with boys soccer coach Bruce Savage

The sixth in our summer-long series Five Questions continues this week with boys soccer coach Bruce Savage. 1. Your team has been in the regional finals each of the last three years, each time playing a different opponent. More...

Pfeifler captures first 18-under tennis title

Pfeifler and Kasler take third in USTA National Open Girls' 18s doubles tournament

Gulf Breeze High junior Jen Pfeifler, playing in her first national tournament in the 18-under age group, won the North Florida Junior Designated 18-under girls singles tournament last month in Tallahassee. More...

Seniors

Only thing worse than wool bathing suit? Wet, sandy one

A current exhibit at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Museum really took me back. It features one of the worst inventions ever - wool bathing suits. And I actually had to wear one! More...

Home & Garden

The DNA of a renovation firm

Have you longed to redo your kitchen or bath? Naturally, everyone would like to have a drop dead gorgeous award winning kitchen and bath. More...

New kitchen luxuries make entertaining easy

(ARA) - Entertaining at home is the perfect way to spend time with your family and friends, as nothing beats relaxing and enjoying the beautiful summer weather with your guests. More...

You can outsmart Mother Nature

(ARA) - Protecting your home means you're pitted in a constant struggle against the forces of nature. Products and improvements that help you beat the weather are a smart investment. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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