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Learning caps joined by hard hats at Gulf Breeze Middle

Parts of Gulf Breeze Middle School are being remodeled or expanded with construction expected to be completed by mid-March. More...

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Community

Kondracke to address local Tiger Bay Club

The Panhandle Tiger Bay Club will present television commentator, newspaper executive editor and bestselling author Morton Kondracke on Saturday, Sept. 26 at New World Landing. Kondracke's topic will be "What's Right and Wrong in Washington. More...

Military: Two finish training

Army National Guard Spec. Ryan A. Wood, the son of Marvin and Susan Wood of Gulf Breeze, graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Wood received a bachelor's degree in 2005 from Auburn University. More...

Outings with elderly can be challenging but well worth it

We all know how difficult it is to be cooped up in the house when the weather is not at its best, but imagine how unsettling it would be if you were stuck in your home day after day. More...

Entertainment

Reel in the fun at 32nd annual seafood festival

The Pensacola Seafood Festival has been consistently recognized as one of the Top 20 festivals in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. It features a variety of delicious seafood dishes and other festival fare. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 9/24 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Killough Gossman Duo, 8 p m. Friday 9/25 Peg Leg Pete's Ronnie Levine, 6 p m. Sandshaker Lounge BUST, 9 p m. to 1 a m. More...

Pensacola Museum of Art is featuring Earth-inspired artwork

The Pensacola Museum of Art opened a new exhibit, Earth Elements: Earth inspired artwork by three Florida artists, on Sept. 18. More...

Obituaries

JOHN H. DECKER

1938-2009

John H. Decker, 71, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, Sept. 14 after a courageous four-year battle against cancer. Decker, a Christian, husband, father, brother, friend, engineer and veteran of the U.S. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 24 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m. More...

Seniors

I might be bad with numbers, but I'm still adding them

Former teacher convinced me math wouldn't be most important thing in life

On September 15, I celebrated my 71st wedding anniversary, and I have to remember that numbers are not my specialty. When I started school, my teacher was pleased that I could read so well. More...

Health

Heart assessements free today at mall

Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death in both men and women in the United States. In an effort to minimize your risk and prevent heart attack and stoke, Baptist Health Care is offering a free screening event today (Thursday, Sept. 24). More...

Gift of Life Gala planned for Nov. 14 at Yacht Club

Northwest Florida Blood Services Foundation will hold the 4th Annual Gift of Life Gala at the Pensacola Yacht Club on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 6 to 9:30 p m. More...

NH P'cola to offer flu shots

Immunizations for seasonal flu will begin Oct. 1 at Naval Hospital Pensacola. The effort will be conducted on an appointment-only basis. One can schedule an appointment by calling the Central Appointments Line at (850) 505-7171 beginning Oct. 1. More...

Opinion

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Maritime Park visionaries deserve kudos

Congratulations are in order to the area's visionaries who worked so hard for so long to see that the Vince Whibbs Sr. Community Maritime Park will become a reality on Pensacola's bayfront. Ground was broken last Thursday, Sept. More...

On the Spot:

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

What part of the Community Maritime Park are you most excited about? More...

8 percent rate hike proposed for 32563

¦ SSRUS board unanimously votes for water/sewer increase

The Gulf Breeze City Council has scheduled an Oct. 19 public hearing to discuss a proposed 8 percent water and sewer rate increase for South Santa Rosa Utility Services (SSRUS) customers living in the 32563 zip code. More...

Pace High administrators acquitted

The judge who originally charged Pace High School Principal Frank Lay and Athletic Director Robert Freeman with criminal contempt of court charges acquitted the two of the charges last week in U. S. District Court. More...

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Island News

Drizzle doesn't fizzle Taste of the Beach

The clouds parted, the sun came out and the Taste of the Beach turned into a successful event for the Pensacola Beach Chamber. More...

Harper uses influence to bring group to Pensacola Beach

The 2010 Florida State Women's Council of Realtor® Leadership Summit will be held on Pensacola Beach October 22-24, hosted by the 2010 President of the Florida State Chapter, Nan Harper. More...

Volunteer, clean up National Park on Saturday

This fall Gulf Islands National Seashore is participating in a nation-wide "National Park Service Volunteer Day" on September 26, 2009. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 9/15/2009 Laisney II, Alexis Donald, W/M, 21, 5400 block of Spruce Street, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. Phelps, Kevin Michael, W/M, 39, 1600 block of Winding Shore Drive, Gulf Breeze, battery. More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 18, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...

Gaetz relocates district office; Crafters sought for Oktoberfest

BRIEFS

Sen. Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) has relocated his district office from 217 Miracle Strip Parkway in Fort Walton Beach to 4300 Legendary Drive, Suite 230, in Destin. More...

Sports

Trout swimming with the big fish

14-year-old former Gulf Breeze resident looking to make mark in stand up paddle racing

While many locals don't have fond memories of Hurricane Ivan, it may be the best thing that ever happened to Slater Trout. The younger son of Casey and Jennifer Trout was nine at the time of the 2004 storm. More...

Sports Schedule

Sept. 24 Girls golf vs. Navarre and West Florida at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3:30 p.m. Boys golf vs. Navarre and PHS at Tiger Point East, 4 p.m. Volleyball at West Florida (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5, Var. More...

Volleyball team stays unbeaten in district, beats Lady Cats in five

At first, it didn't look like the Lady Dolphin volleyball team would need career nights from Tristan Powers and Jasmine Crowell to beat Washington Thursday. But in the end, it's what they would need - and what they would get. More...

Home & Garden

You can help preserve a 100-year-old treasure

Yellowstone, Joshua Tree, the Statue of Liberty and Acadia - the names of some of America's most beautiful and well-known national parks conjure images of majestic mountains, colorful deserts, crystal blue lakes and stories about our nation's herit More...

First-time homeowners: clean house naturally

You narrowed the long house-hunting search down to your favorite option, made an offer the homeowners couldn't refuse, and are well-positioned to take advantage of that $8,000 first-time home buyer federal housing tax credit. More...

Recycle your cell phone or MP3 player the green way that pays

Better features, more speed, sexier style — upgrading your personal electronics just doesn't have a downside. Or does it? What do you do with your old cell phone, laptop or PC monitor once you've chosen a newer, snazzier version? More...

Legals

LEGALS

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