August 27, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

SRC wary of Swine Flu

Health Department keeping close tabs

The H1N1 (Swine) Flu virus is top priority right now for the Sandy Park, interim director of the Santa Rosa County Health Department. "We don't count cases anymore like we used to in the Spring," she said last Friday. More...

Lighthouse Academy eyeing Zoo property

The Lighthouse Private Christian Academy that operates on The Zoo Northwest Florida property in Gulf Breeze wants to expand. More...

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Community

Facial expressions tell Swenson Park Picnic story

Joe Culpepper/Gulf Breeze News Mollee Kates (left) isn't quite sure what to make of a nosy photographer while playmates Cara Zimmer (center) and Abigail Correa enjoy the tire swing Saturday. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors women to meet Sept. 9

Gulf Isle Neighbors woman's club will begin the new fiscal year under the leadership of Joanie Bolton, President, and the other Executive Board members, Jackie Jensen, Bev Ishol and Marge Cumpston. The first meeting will be held at 11 a.m. More...

A FRANTIC, FANTASTIC FIRST DAY!

Graphic illustration by Denise Lukas/Gulf Breeze News More...

Entertainment

'Art of Africa' on display at PMA

From the desert sands of the Sahara to the thunderous roar of Victoria Falls, visitors to the Pensacola Museum of Art can now experience the vibrant diversity of art and culture from all corners of the African continent. More...

Check out what some other local art galleries are currently showing

Quayside Art Gallery: "Dueling Brushes" "Dueling Brushes" opened with a reception on July 24 and continues through September 2. More...

Hilton hosts annual evening of comedy Saturday night

The Evening of Comedy, a Pensacola tradition, will return once again to Pensacola Beach Saturday, Aug. 29 to celebrate 15 years of laughter. Covenant Hospice will present the 15th annual event, which will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. More...

Faith

Concord Church hosts keyboard concert

The Gulf Breeze community is invited to enjoy a special, free keyboard concert featuring the talents of organist Sharon White and pianist Marcia DeGraaf at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30 at Concord Presbyterian Church in Gulf Breeze. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 27 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County School Board 10 a.m. More...

Seniors

New statue's creed: 'Onward, upward'

Life came full circle, as it often does, as I ventured over to Pensacola to take a long look at the new Conquistador statue in its place at the waterfront, representing those who rode ashore claiming the land for Spain in August of 1559. More...

Health

An apple a day may 'keep the doctor away,' but tasty fresh pears are even better

(ARA) - With the kids back in school and the holidays a heartbeat away, this is a busy time for mothers everywhere. While you're busy taking care of the family and work, you might forget to take care of yourself. More...

Protecting your teeth is the first and most important step to a beautiful smile

At Dr. Nicole Barrineau's dental office, protecting your smile is a top priority. The majority of mouth injuries in active children and adults occur while they are engaged in sports. More...

Run for your health & health of SRC schools

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) will partner again with Mediacom Communications Corp. to host the 2nd Annual "Connecting Education in Santa Rosa County" run across the Garcon Point Bridge on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 7:30 a.m. 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...

Zoo still has window of opportunity

Property owners would consider longterm financial solutions

The Zoo Northwest Florida in Gulf Breeze is closed permanently. But a small window of opportunity remains to save the Zoo if a governmental agency, task force or corporation wanted to step in and take over responsibility for The Zoo. More...

Enrollment surge affects GBMS' plans

Gulf Breeze Middle School is looking to hire one - and possibly two - additional teachers and rework schedules for more than 130 students after a late-summer surge in enrollment. More...

Singleton can't resist longtime role

Monday's immaculate weather on the first day of school helped lure Jim Singleton out of retirement for a day. More...

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Island News

What does the future hold for SRIA?

Escambia County consolidation committee studies role of SRIA in combined Pensacola/Escambia merger

If the City of Pensacola annexes all of Escambia County, Pensacola could follow in the footsteps of Jacksonville to gain a larger footprint and eliminate duplicate services. More...

Here's to school support staffers

Many of our school administrators have been busy all summer getting ready for this fall. The teachers returned last week to make final preparations. The students have returned this week. More...

Volunteers needed for Fort Pickens visitor centers

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced today that the Seashore is looking for volunteers to assist with operating the Fort Pickens Visitor Centers. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 8/19/2009 Larsen, Teresa Lynn, W/F, 38, 1600 block of Amarillo Trail Gulf Breeze, failure to appear. Miller, Frederick Anthony, B/M, 50, 2300 block of Whispering Pines Boulevard, Navarre, violation of probation. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze PD

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported the following incidents the week of Aug. 17-24: ¦ On Friday, Aug. 21, officers responded to a report that of criminal mischief at the Williamsburg community park. More...

Midway Fire District to abstain from Alpha calls

The Midway Fire District (MFD) soon will refrain from responding to non-emergency, 'Alpha' dispatches to area nursing homes and doctors' offices. The MFD Commission voted unanimously Aug. 11 to stop such responses at the recommendation of Dr. More...

Sports

SoundWave Band 'going mobile'

Band will play songs featuring planes, trains and automobiles during halftime shows

The Gulf Breeze SoundWave band is trying something a little different for the 2009 season. More...

Dolphins play at Crestview in Classic tonight

The present Dolphin football program held an intrasquad scrimmage Friday at Dolphin Stadium after future Dolphins from GBSA and Tiger Point faced off against each other. More...

Lady Dolphin volleyball team opens 2009 season this week

A young and very athletic Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball squad opened the 2009 season at home Tuesday against Navarre. "This is the most athletic, from one to 13, that I've ever had," said sixth year coach Waynn Sellers. More...

Business

Fuel prices see slight ascent

Crude oil traded last week at highest level in all of 2009

Shortly after Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke said "prospects for growth in the near term appear good" last Friday, the Dow Jones Index shot up by 155 points and crude oil closed at its highest price of 2009 at $73.89 per barrel on the More...

Home & Garden

Arm yourself with tips for planting and protecting

(ARA) - As the crisp fall air ushers in a new season, many gardeners may be left wondering: what now? Garden experts from across the country weighed in with their tips on the best things you can do this fall for a fabulous garden next year. More...

Don't get caught off guard when landscaping

(ARA) - Fall can be a great time to take stock of your home and landscaping and make some improvements. Richard Childress, owner of Childress Vineyards, Richard Childress Racing and the No. More...

Opinion

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Class of 2021 will barely remember 2009

School, of course, started again Monday, and your intrepid newspaper editor once again braved the masses and walked amongst the controlled chaos on three Gulf Breeze campuses seeking unforgettable Kodak moments (see page 8A). More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT." By Scott Page

How do you feel about The Zoo Northwest Florida closing? More...