April 7, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Lynchard addresses UPA concerns

¦ Clarification comes on trash-collection zones, recycling bins

Following last month’s cancellation due to a delegation-led meeting in Tallahassee regarding BP, Santa Rosa Commission Chairman Lane Lynchard made good on his promise to answer questions from the United Peninsula Association.  More...

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Rotary Club recognizes law enforcement officer, teacher of year

Rotary President Bob Harriman congratulates Detective Chris Henderson, Officer of the Year, above. Wife Sally, son Hayden and event chair Bo Marks look on. More...

Chamber’s Business Expo starts Friday

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will stage one of its biggest events of the year – the Gulf Breeze Business Expo – on Friday and Saturday at the South Santa Rosa County Recreation Center at Shoreline Park.  More...

Navarre High Chorus to perform benefit show

The Navarre High School Chorus, under the direction of Caroline Buechner, will perform a Relay For Life benefit concert Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. More...


SugarLand in concert!

Country music super duo Sugarland has continued its 2010 “The Incredible Machine Tour” into 2011, with its next stop being the Pensacola Civic Center on Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.   More...

Flower and Garden Festival blooms at PSC’s Milton campus

The 14th annual Emerald Coast Flower & Garden Festival – presented by Pensacola State College, the University of Florida and Friends of the Gardens of Northwest Florida – is a free event held April 8-10 on Pensacola State’s Milt More...

April 10 marks ‘A Sunday of Soundside Splendor’ at Portofino

Mark your calendars for the 6th Annual “A Sunday of Soundside Splendor” on April 10, 4-7 p.m. More...


TP girls rule at Bay City Classic

Tiger Point teams win three of four age groups at rec team tournament at Exchange Park

Sunday was a great day to be a Tiger Point Tiger, as their park won three of the four age groups at the second annual Bay City Classic, held at Exchange Park.  More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, April 7 Tennis at District 1-2A Tournament at UWF, 8 a.m. Friday, April 8 Track hosts Andrews Invitational, 9 a.m. Softball at Milton (JV 5 p.m, Var.  More...

Dolphins snap skid with win over Kentucky team

The Dolphin baseball team bounced back from a close loss to Escambia and a lopsided loss to Catholic with a 5-2, come from behind win over Owensboro, Ky. Monday. Dolphins 5, Owensboro Ky. 2 More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 7SRC North End TouristDevelopment Committee 8:30a.m., Santa Rosa CountyChamber of Commerce, 5247Stewart Street, MiltonGulf Breeze ChamberBusiness Development More...


Pump prices climb more than 15 cents a gallon in painful past week


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 15.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Andrews Institute physicians develop new technique for rotator cuff repair

Physicians at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine have developed a minimally invasive technique to repair large and massive rotator cuff tears, Arthroscopic Triple-Row Rotator Cuff Repair: A Modified Suture-Bridge Technique. More...

Keep kids’ feet healthy through warm weather adventures

Child’s feet health should not be taken for granted:

(ARA) – With the myriad of activities children take part in during warm weather months, they need to get the most mileage possible out of their little feet.  More...

Happy birthday, Anthony

Antony DeVita, 10, enjoys 'Skittles', a sun conure, also known as the ‘beach bird,’ from the Bird House of Montague in Gulf Breeze. More...

Council creates Gateway limits

¦ Numerous types of businesses won’t be allowed in entrance areas

Larry Entrekin recently received approval from the Gulf Breeze City Council to subdivide a parcel of his property in the Live Oak Shopping Center, but there is no hint regarding what business might purchase or lease the property or for what purpose.& More...

Don’t ‘sit’ on these toilets!

Purple toilets are popping up all over town, but don’t you dare get caught ‘sitting’ on them.  More...



Island News

Rough Gulf surf claims man

Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico can be deadly, so follow these tips

In the wake of yet another drowning at Pensacola Beach on April 4, Santa Rosa Island Authority Public Safety Director Bob West advises beachgoers to become educated with the risks associated with swimming in the Gulf of Mexico.  More...

Reclaimed water now irrigating beach

Officials from Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA), Baskerville-Donovan Inc., and the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA), will turned on a symbolic valve, at 11 a.m.  More...

Ft. Pickens recovered, as have we

We had an awesome time at Fort Pickens this past weekend. We stayed in our pop-up camper from Friday through Monday down at the campgrounds there. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   3/30/2010  Burnham, Jimmy Duane, W/M, 39, 1900 block of Constitution Drive, Navarre, aggravated assault.  Ferber, Henry Paul, W/M, 65, 6700 block of Paso de Cortez, Navarre, battery.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending April 1, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 15 emergencies. More...

Year-long-plus work starts on 3-mile bridge

Repair and rehabilitation work on the Pensacola Bay Bridge between Gulf Breeze and Pensacola got under way this week after the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded Pneumatic Concrete Co. More...


GBMS band rakes in the ratings at districts

Gulf Breeze Middle School band students earned 122 Superior ratings and 17 Excellent ratings from the recent district Solo and Ensemble Festival held on February 19 at GBHS.  Students can also be rated as Good, Fair, and Poor – however, no More...

Navarre High School second at Winterguard Circuit Championships

Navarre High School Winterguard completed its outstanding 2011 season with a second place finish in the Scholastic A division at Circuit Championships, held at Tate High School Saturday.  The 14-person team scored a season- high 83.1 points, fin More...

Winterguard second at Tate

Navarre High School’s Winterguard took second in the Scholastic A division at Saturday’s Circuit Championships at Tate High School. More...


Volunteers to collect Easter goods

If you speak to people who already volunteer, they probably will tell you that they do it because they love it. So why not help local abused children by donating Easter goodies for baskets that are being put together for children in need?  More...




Byron Hunter Basham, 50, of Gulf Breeze, originally from Annapolis, Md., passed away on Thursday, March 24, 2011 in an automobile accident.  More...


Ever wonder ‘What does doctor know?’

As I take my many pills each day – seven in the morning and six at night – I recall my paternal grandmother expressing her attitude toward the notion of daily pills. More...


Santa Rosa among state’s healthiest areas

Santa Rosa County ranks 12th out of Florida’s 67 counties in overall health, according to the County Health Rankings developed by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.  More...

Dr. Andrews increases availability in Gulf Breeze

Dr. James Andrews on Monday increased his availability at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.  More...

As prom nears, remember: Indoor tanning increases cancer risk for teens, young adults

Despite a link between indoor tanning bed use and an increased risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, 2.3 million teenagers visit tanning salons every year.  More...



Full Story

From seat in the jury box, life often imitates art

After watching countless hours of television dramas in which a jury trial takes place, I found myself on the front row of the jury box for a trial last week.  The case involved a man accused of molesting a boy who at the time was between 8 and 1 More...

FDOT bridge replacement workshops set


The Gulf Breeze City Council on Monday approved two workshops for this month regarding the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...