September 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Council approves two tax increases

¦ City-owned utility rates, communication tax rates to go up

The Gulf Breeze City Council last week increased both the Municipal Utility Service Tax (MUST) and Communication Service Tax (CST) rates, which will go into effect in January. More...

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Community

Emerald Coast women make big donation

Covenant Hospice's 15th Night of Comedy

The Emerald Coast Woman's Club recently presented its Charity of Choice - Alzheimer's Family Services (AFS) - with a check for $5,769. More...

Pen Air's new 'green' building first for SRC

¦ Credit Union celebrates grand opening in Gulf Breeze

Pen Air Federal Credit Union celebrated the grand opening of its new Gulf Breeze office at 3591 Gulf Breeze Parkway near Tiger Point last Wednesday. More...

Business brisk for Tax Collector prior to deadline

¦ Prices for car tags, driver's licenses double with September's arrival

The state of Florida increased the cost of vehicle tags Sept. 1 by 50-60 percent, depending on the tag. So Monday, people flocked to the Santa Rosa County Tax Collector's five offices around the county to take advantage of the 'old' rates. More...

Entertainment

The Modern Eldorados harken back to the sound of the '50's-era honky-tonk

Pure, real county (think Roy Orbison meets country and western)

Cobwebs, honky tonks, a broken window, an empty bottle and ethereal vocals. The Modern Eldorados channel the nostalgia of the 1950s and '60s, reviving the era of George Jones, Patsy Cline and Elvis. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 9/3 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 9/4 Peg Leg Pete's Ramtones, 6 p m. Sandshaker Lounge The Shiz & Sher, 9 p m. to 1 a m. More...

Glass blowin' on the coast

Orange Beach Arts Center establishes first open glass studio

The Orange Beach Arts Center has establish the state's first and only public access glass studio. The studio will be the site of tours, classes, special events, and studio rentals. More...

Sports

Football season 2009 starts Friday

If there's a old fairy tale that can best describe the 2009 Dolphin football team, it'd be 'the little engine that could.' For many of the 40-plus players that will dress for Friday's game at Milton, it will be their first varsity game. More...

Publix to sponsor Beach Bowl trophy again

Publix has recently agreed to sponsor the Publix Beach Bowl Cup for the second straight year, the traveling trophy for the winner of the Beach Bowl' between GBHS and Navarre. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Business

Navarre Animal Hospital cares for your pets

Business Profile

Navarre Animal Hospital has a new veterinarian. Dr. Gina M. Bauman joins Dr. Kevin P. Sibille providing care for pets. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze residents recognized for beautifully presented homes and gardens

The newly formed Gulf Breeze Beautification Committee has worked hard for months to initiate public awareness and recognition for a more beautiful Gulf Breeze. More...

Baptist Health Care provides healthy aging tips

Aging is inevitable. Choosing to do so in a healthy way is your decision, and an easy one to make. While we don't always associate growing older as a good thing, there are many positive aspects to the process. More...

Liven up your drab kitchen with these four tips

(ARA) - When you have a big gathering at your house, no matter where you try to set up the food and beverages, the crowd inevitably ends up gathering in your kitchen. The problem is you may not be proud of the kitchen you have. 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...

Third tech company eyeing GB expansion

¦ AppRiver, Avalex would welcome tenant in Quietwater building

The Quietwater Business expansion proposed to accommodate tech firms AppRiver and possibly Avalex Technologies is not yet approved, but a third, new company already is interested in securing office space in the planned four-story building. More...

GB agency empowers Maritime Museum

¦ Community Development Entity to provide $13 million-plus

Capital Trust Agency (CTA) Executive Director Ed Gray III recently led the CTA to form a Community Development Entity (CDE), and the immediate effect will be a $13-15 million benefit to the Vice Admiral John H. More...

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Island News

Seagull's song

The traditional end of summer is Labor Day, but there is plenty more summer left on local shores as these two seagulls can attest. Boardwalk businesses are hosting two big events this weekend to take advantage of the three day weekend. More...

Senators see robots at Institute of Machine and Human Cognition

"What is the difference between this robot and what you'd see on Star Wars?" Florida Senate President Jeff Atwater asked during his recent visit to the Robotics Lab of the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition in downtown Pensacola. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday - Monday Capt'n Fun Beach Club "All American Labor Day Weekend Celebration" featuring live entertainment, contests, cookouts, football and a charity event. Friday - The Velcro Pygmies, 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday - Gator Football, 6 p.m. More...

News

Letter another drop in bucket

¦ Tiger Trace residents argue they're still being denied voice in road plan

In a letter sent Aug. 13, the Santa Rosa County Engineering Office informed residents of the impending construction of a new U.S. 98/Whisper Bay intersection and traffic signal. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 8/25/2009 Zielinski, Joseph John, W/M, 21, 3200 block of College Court, Gulf Breeze, driving with a suspended license. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported the following incidents between Aug. 17 and Aug. 31. ¦ On Monday, Aug. 24, a man was accused of indecent exposure in Shoreline Park South at 8:43 p.m. More...

Faith

ClassicFest returns to Pensacola for weekend

"ClassicFest," Pensacola's summer chamber music festival at Christ Church, is Friday and Sunday with the theme "Great Music in a Bad Economy." ClassicFest welcomes cellist (and artistic director) Wilhelmina Smith, violist Hsin- Yun Huang, and pian More...

Obituaries

ELROY PAUL HARDIE

1927-2009

Elroy Hardie, 82, of Pensacola, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009. Hardie was born May 3, 1927 in Tabor City, N.C., to George McCray Hardie and Debbie Hewett Hardie. He was a real entrepreneur for managing property. More...

Seniors

'Pop Pop' made so many lives happier

Maybe it was the veggies, because grandfather was not 'dour'

Often, when another Tuesday rolls around, I remember the weekly visits from my minister grandfather with what he called his 'satchel of goodies.' Those were fresh vegetables from the Reading (Pa.) farmers' market. More...

Health

Andrews Institute offers free 'Saturday morning training room'

The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is now providing free orthopaedic exams and assessments to high school and collegiate athletes on Saturday mornings. More...

Breeze Pediatrics' flu shot clinics slated

Breeze Pediatrics will host public flu vaccination clinics every Thursday at 204 Center Road in Gulf Breeze. The first clinic will be held Sept. 10 and continue every Thursday until Oct. 24. More...

Opinion

Where's Sgt. Joe Friday when you need him?

Dumm, de dum dum. Dumm, de dum dum, dummmm . . . ¦ The following story is true. The names have been changed to protect - well, as much as I hate to say it - the guilty. It was Thursday, Aug. 27. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot:

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

The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Ivan is Sept. 16. Have you recovered? More...