March 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Indecent exposure charges dropped

Charges have been dismissed against a Gulf Breeze medical researcher accused of exposing himself on an airline flight last year.  More...

County Commission considers re-bidding recent trash contracts

Santa Rosa County Commissioners were expected to decide today (March 10) whether to re-bid a controversial trash collector’s contract to make the south end a franchise area. More...

Hazardous 98-hospital intersection to be studied

The intersection on U.S. Highway 98 that serves the Live Oak Shopping Center and Gulf Breeze Hospital has seen more than its share of traffic incidents. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Hosman’s rather exceptional herself

¦ Nine years of ESE teaching has been ideal for GBHS instructor

Last in a series  Kindra Hosman said she has always taught Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students because she believes those are the students that need the most help and support in the learning process.  More...

Rotary seeks Citizen of Year nominees

BRIEFS   The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club wants to recognize extraordinary contributions to our community. It is seeking nominations for the 2010 Gulf Breeze Rotary Club Citizen of the Year Award.  More...

Park getting new restroom, concession facilities

Hewes and Co. is building the west-end restrooms and softball concession at Shoreline Park with a budget of $614,800. The project should be completed by June 1 but could be accessible earlier, according to City Parks Director Don Pulley.  More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies 3/1/2010 Latty, Derrick Anthony, W/M, 23, 1700 block of Turkey Oak Drive, Navarre, burglary and larceny. 3/2/2010 More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending March 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...

School

Health Sciences Academy coming to GBHS

Students who harbor desires of pursuing a medical career soon will get a major boost through a new health sciences learning academy being established at Gulf Breeze High School.  More...

GBHS Debate team excels in first year

The Gulf Breeze High School debate team competed in its first state-level tournament recently and returned as the No. More...

Faith

May you have a blessed and holy Lent 2011

This is my first winter in Florida. Can I tell you … I’d rather not have another one like this one. My blood has gone thin; I’m now officially a complete wimp! More...

St. Ann’s offers 50/50 raffle to benefit ‘Relay’

St. Ann Catholic Church and Our Lady of Assumption Mission are planning a Relay for Life fundraising 50/50 raffle, with winners being announced on St. Patrick’s Day.  More...

GOD’S WORD

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 10   Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner’s Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Santa Rosa County School Board 6:30 p.m., School Board Building, 5086 Canal Stree More...

Business

Gulf Breeze fuel prices start week at the $3.50 per-gallon level

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 9.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.50 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Play ball!

Rec Center expansion plans to make games, tourneys a reality
This story contains a video

LEFT: Conjoined twin buildings make up the new sports complex of the Gulf Breeze Rec Center, with the existing building at left, and the new construction on the right.   More...

Feasibility study reveals potential use, profitability of water front meeting facility

The City of Gulf Breeze could one day build a formal meeting facility at the crest of the dunes overlooking South Shoreline Park, depending final action to be taken by council when a Feasibility Study is completed.  More...

Two new reefs form from bridge debris

More than 8,000 tons of debris from the demolished fishing bridge have been deposited in the Gulf of Mexico on Gilchrist Reef, according to Escambia County Marine Resource Officer Robert Turpin. More...

Spring Break Carnival set to thrill

Operates Tuesday through Saturday

You cannot miss the whirling ferris wheel as it lights up the night in the Gulf Breeze High School stadium parking lot, and it means the Spring Break Carnival is back in town. More...

Neighbors deplore Delchamps rubble

¦ Developer says clean-up awaits outcome of litigation

Resolution continues to elude Gulf Breeze property owners who are concerned about the problems associated with the former Delchamps Grocery building.  Nearby homeowners are upset with the unpleasant appearance of the building and a bustling rat More...

Council freezes building in CRA

¦ Walmart public hearing still on for Monday, March 21

The Gulf Breeze City Council is cracking down on implementation of the Design Guidelines and Urban Design Standards as well as appropriate-use provisions for the business core area in the city.  Monday, the Council approved a 60-day moratorium o More...

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Island News

LandShark Landing gets colorful makeover

What could be better than the joy of freestyle painting on a beautiful day on exquisite Pensacola Beach? More...

Plan to have a good time for Spring Break

There are several hallmarks in a person’s life. Some are serious; others, not so much. More...

Entertainment

Monster Truck event revs up Pensacola Civic Center

The world’s most popular and spectacular monster truck series returns to Pensacola Civic Center March 11-12. More...

City of Gulf Breeze to ‘celebrate the arts’ March 12-13

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. and the city of Gulf Breeze are preparing for one of the nation's premium art festivals – Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2011.  The two-day family event will be held Saturday, March 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

UWF reveals new exhibition, ‘Iconicity’

The Art Gallery (TAG) at the University of West Florida (UWF) presents Iconicity, an exhibition of work by Scott Campbell and Albert Exergian. More...

Sports

While it may appear that the 2011 Lady Dolphin volleyball team could have a hard time equalling the efforts of last year, the Pensacola Beach 17-under team may have just said “eh, not so fast.”  More...

Dolphins pull out two district wins

Ratte, Yano lead Dolphins past PHS 4-2, West Florida 2-0

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team pulled out a pair of close victories in District 1- 4A play last week. The Dolphins beat PHS 4-2 on March 1 before edging West Florida 2-0 Friday. Dolphins 4, PHS 2 More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, March 10 Tennis vs. Spain Park, Ala., 3:30 p.m. Softball vs.  More...

Obituaries

BARBARA DeMOTTS

1940-2011

Barbara Elizabeth DeMotts, 70, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Feb. 18 at Bay Breeze Nursing Home.  More...

VIRGINIA McNEIL

1922-2011

Virginia McNeil, 88, of Pensacola Beach, passed away at her home on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011.  More...

Seniors

Take my word: It’s never too late to make friends

I write often in this column about the health benefits of walking. More...

Health

Breast-implant recipients should take heed of latest study

After an intensive review of known cases of a rare form of cancer in breast implant recipients, the Food and Drug Administration says women with implants might have a very small but increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Clock ticking on Feinberg’s claims changes

Over the last three months, my office has invested considerable time studying BP’s response to the Deepwater Horizon disaster that occurred on April 20, 2010. More...

Deeper Miami port will boost ship trade

WEEKLY ADDRESS TO FLORIDIANS

International trade is critical to Florida’s economic recovery, and we must position Florida as a global hub by focusing on infrastructure projects that create long-term jobs and turn Florida’s economy around.  More...