Flu outbreak slams county

Jennifer Terry learned the hard way the value of a free children’s flu vaccination. As the public information officer for Santa Rosa County’s Health Department, she’s been advocating that the public take advantage of the free flu shots that are available for children under 18. However, “I was a day late and a dollar short,” Terry said, and her 13-year-old […]

South End health dept. runs out of children’s flu vaccines

Before you take your children to the South Santa Rosa Health Department, call ahead to see if the flu vaccine is available. Theresa Fretwell, LPN, the immunization nurse with the Health Department, said she orders vaccines from Tallahassee every month and requested an emergency supply for children ages 3-18 which may be in stock this week. Add to that the […]

‘07 outlook good for city

The City of Gulf Breeze has a lot of irons in the fire for 2007. The number of projects underway is an indication of a bright future, according to city leaders. “2007 is going to be the beginning of a new era that will serve our citizens, businesses and visitors well for the near and long term,” said Mayor Lane […]

Tiger Point drainage finalized

County work crews finalized a drainage project on Ganges Trail in late December. After a rare storm event made some roads in Tiger Point impassable Sept. 12, county maintenance crews began work on replacing an antiquated drainage pipe that serves Ganges Trail on Sept. 27. Longtime Ganges Trail resident Pete Simmons said he wanted to commend the county on their […]

City approves septic abatement

Forty Highpoint and North Sunset residents will be utilizing part of a $1 million grant that has been apportioned for septic tank abatement within city limits. At the Dec. 18 Gulf Breeze City Council meeting, council members agreed to move forward with the project which received three-fourths of resident approval on the two streets. “We have 31 folks out of […]

Zimmern named Rotary Citizen of the Year

City Councilwoman Beverly Zimmern was named the Rotary Citizen of the Year at the Dec. 19 breakfast meeting, and she was the only person in the room surprised by the announcement. “Beverly is an independent thinking lady and she represents the city very well at statewide transportation committee meetings and on the local level,” says Mayor Lane Gilchrist. “I thought […]

GBHS drama presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ at Saenger Theatre

Gulf Breeze High School Drama department invites the public to attended their production of Richard Henry Morris’ “Thoroughly Modern Millie” at the Saenger Theatre. “Thoroughly Modern Millie” is a high spirited musical romp set in New York City in the 1920’s that makes audiences want to dance the Charleston. Two performances are scheduled, one Friday evening January 5 at 7:30 […]

Free homework help offered to students with a Santa Rosa County library card

Now students can connect to expert tutors via the Internet

Children and teenagers in Santa Rosa County never have to be stumped by a tough homework assignment again! Beginning January 4, students from 4th grade to 12th grade and college introduction level can simply visit any Santa Rosa County Library or the library’s Web site from their home PC to get immediate, free help from qualified tutors. The Santa Rosa […]

Debutante turned cop becomes author

When author Susan Anderson of Gulf Breeze was growing up in Pensacola she became deeply engulfed in the debutante lifestyle. The last thing any of her friends, or family, would have expected was for Susan to become a law enforcement officer. “My friends could not believe I became a cop,” she said. And to see her today, it would be […]

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A holiday card to area civic and social clubs

A holiday card to area civic and social clubs All of you civic and social clubs in the community have been working very hard. You have been doing good things; making money for charitable causes and giving of yourselves to needy causes. Why do you do this? Literature, religions and fairy tales all tell us that kindness will change our […]