April 1, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

11th annual St. Ann’s ‘Passion’

Michael Lillo carries the Cross during Sunday’s 11th annual portrayal of Jesus’ Passion by youth and adult parishioners from St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. More...

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Community

Landfairs celebrate their 80th birthdays

Beloved Gulf Breeze couple Robert and Pat Landfair were given a “surprise” outdoor birthday party on Sunday by their children in   honor of their parents’ 80th birthdays. More...

Assisted living facilities serve great need

Now is the time for us senior citizens to change our attitude about assisted care living facilities. More...

UPA spearheads efforts for Scenic Zone designation

The United Peninsula Association is one step closer to realizing one of the non-profit organization’s goals: a Scenic Zone designation for South Santa Rosa County.   More...

Entertainment

Matisse, privately owned treasures on display at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art is currently exhibiting some great pieces from renowned artists. Some of the pieces are even from collections of Pensacola locals. More...

PLT presents ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Pensacola Little Theatre presents one of the most wellknown English plays “A Midsummer Night's Dream.”   Written by William Shakespeare, the PLT version is directed by Michelle Hancock. More...

‘Nightmare on Elm Street collection’ haunts week’s picks

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of April 13.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

Sports

Winter sports win statewide acclaim

Boys soccer, girls weightlifting win academic state titles; three other sports second

Gulf Breeze High School’s recent successes on the court, pitch, mat and weight room are being eclipsed by what they’ve been accomplishing in the classroom. More...

Weightlifting team wins sub-sectional title

The state may not recognize sub-sectional champions, but don’t tell that to the Gulf Breeze Dolphins. More...

Lady Dolphins go extra innings to beat Navarre

Alison Milam’s two-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth was the difference as Gulf Breeze edged Navarre 6-4 Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Obituaries

LILLIAN DUNN

1914-2010

Lillian Margaret Dunn, 95, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, March 28, 2010.   Dunn was born April 29, 1914 in New York City. She was a resident of Gulf Breeze for the past 20 years.   More...

SHARON LEOPARD

1954–2010

Sharon Marie Leopard, 54, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, March 27, 2010.   Leopard was born in 1956 in Lexington, Ky., and eventually made Gulf Breeze her home. More...

TOMMY MADDEN

1961-2010

Tommy Madden, 48, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2010.   More...

Opinion

We can’t afford to ignore cost-saving options

When the state legislature convened for their annual 60- day session last month, there was but one overriding issue facing the 160 men and women; in fact, only one issue that they’re constitutionally required to address when they get together More...

Cartoon

Full Story

On the Spot:

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

What is your most memorable April Fool’s Day prank?   More...

Local woman carjacked near Tiger Point

Delivery pizza store manager had just made night deposit when crime occurred

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for a Pensacola man for a March 28 carjacking at the Pen Air Federal Credit Union in the Tiger Point area. More...

Popular OBE teacher dies unexpectedly

Sharon Leopard primarily taught 1st grade during 28-year tenure

Oriole Beach Elementary School is mourning the loss of teacher Sharon Leopard, 54, who died suddenly Saturday morning.   Leopard taught for 30 years, 28 of which were at Oriole Beach Elementary. More...

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Island News

The end of an icon?

Five Flags Inn owners plan to divide, sell parcel

The Santa Rosa Island Authority leasing and development committee on Wednesday, March 24 agreed to a proposal to split the lease on the Five Flags Inn property on Pensacola Beach.   More...

5 tips for a creative Easter basket

Easter is Sunday, April 4, sending the Easter Bunny scurrying around to find the perfect treats to fill Easter baskets.   Here are some things to consider before setting out on a shopping trip:   1. Go biodegradable.   More...

Celebrate Easter with a risen God

Next Sunday is Easter, one of the greatest of the Holy Days of the Christian Faith. It centers around the Resurrection of Jesus. For many people, its validity is to be found in the reports of the empty tomb. More...

News

Bomb scare turns out harmless

¦ Device found in Midway area determined to be training relic

Authorities closed off a section of College Parkway in front of Midway Fire District headquarters and the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s sub-station Monday before ordnance experts determined a World War II-era bomb discovered by a local fisherman More...

Input sought on rules that affect red snapper

NOAA Fisheries Service is seeking public comment on a proposed rule that would increase the commercial and recreational quotas of red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico.   More...

Whiting’s ‘Red Knights’ to be honored

The “Red Knights” of Training Squadron 3 will be golden May 1 when they celebrate their 50th anniversary. The unit will celebrate the milestone April 28 and 29, and are looking for former squadron members to help mark the occasion. More...

School

Step increases to be negotiated annually

Teachers unhappy with School Board decision

The Santa Rosa County School Board voted last week to take the language out of the contract with the teachers’ union that grants an automatic salary step increase each year to teachers with tenure.   More...

Chamber, Optimists to thank local teachers with barbecue

Over 350 teachers will have a barbecue lunch on Monday, April 5 as the Education Committee of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce and the Gulf Breeze Optimist Clubs show their appreciation for local teachers.   More...

GBMS students participate in Santa Rosa County History Fair

Students win 14 awards, more than any other school; four students move on to state

The Santa Rosa County History Fair was held on March 5 at Avalon Middle School. Twenty-three students from Gulf Breeze Middle School participated and made an outstanding showing. More...

Faith

St. Francis’ Moore assumes role

Dorothy Merritt Moore of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church of Gulf Breeze recently was installed as President of the Women of the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast.   Moore was installed in   More...

Seniors

Easter finery still has its place for children everywhere

It’s Easter time again, and I’m reminiscing about how much my sister Kath and I looked forward to our new Easter outfits each year.   More...

Business

Fuel prices flat for now, expected to rise in May

¦ Gulf Breeze drivers paying average $2.79 for unleaded regular

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze moved just 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.79 a gallon on Monday. More...

Home & Garden

Harbourtown shines At Business After Hours

Harbourtown businesses and retail shops welcomed the Gulf Breeze Chamber and the public last Thursday to its Business After Hours Open House. More than 100 people participated in the fun, fellowship, food and networking. More...

How to efficiently cut costs and green your home

(ARA) - With the arrival of warmer weather, it can be a challenge to keep your home cool and comfortable, yet keep your energy bills in check. More...

How to get started working with wood

Q: I’ve been getting more and more interested in learning woodworking -- basic stuff, like how to build shelves and small useful items around the house. Where's a good place to start? What tools should I be looking for? More...