‘Uncommon courtesy’ wouldn’t be that way if we love neighbors as self

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church sponsors a Christian day school, pre-kindergarten through grade eight. The Sunday prior to school opening, we hold a dedicatory service, inviting all our students and their families to worship with us as we pray for the school, discuss our mission and commission our teachers for another year. I think it is a great way to start. […]

Our Lady Assumption celebrates Feast Day


Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission on Pensacola Beach celebrated its Feast Day on Friday, Aug. 15. Mass was at 6 p.m. and celebrated by Bishop Ricard and Msgr. Hunt. A barbecue dinner followed the Mass. The City of Pensacola next year will observe the 450th Anniversary of its settlement in 1559 by Spanish explorer Tristan de Luna. On […]



After a 30-year battle with Lupus and related conditions, Beatrice Stone Galloway is at rest in the arms of our Lord. Galloway was born in Pensacola and resided in Gulf Breeze since 1959. She graduated from Tate High School and was proud of her service as a Junior Air Raid Warden during World War II. Her life was one of […]

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 21 The Zoo Northwest Florida town hall meeting 6 p.m., Boma Pavilion, The Zoo, 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway Monday, August 25 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners’ Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Municipal Services Benefit Unit Public Hearing 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Tuesday, August 26 […]

Player piano got music ball rollin’

Most everyone I knew was touched by my family's expertise

It was 1928 and I was just 12 years old when my maternal grandfather bought his first player piano, and that introduced me to an entirely new world of music. He was the choirmaster of the church where my paternal grandfather was the minister. They had been longtime friends even before their kids (my mother and father) married each other. […]

Classic fashion the star of AMC’s stylish show ‘Mad Men’

It was a time of full skirts, curve-hugging dresses, narrow suits and fabulous fedoras. It is the time of “Mad Men,” AMC’s highly stylized hit series set in the early-1960s world of Madison Avenue is in its second season. The ensemble drama centers around ad exec Don Draper, played by the devastatingly handsome Jon Hamm, and the men and women […]

Health can be beautiful:

Humbaugh Lift gives you convenient accessibility to your home or office

Are you tired of hauling groceries up to your kitchen? Are you having trouble going up and down the stairs? If so, Humbaugh Lift Company can give you the convenience and accessibility that you need. Home elevators, dumbwaiters, wheelchair lifts and stairway chairs are residential lifts, and are one of the fastest growing trends in the residential construction industry today. […]

Hug-a-Bears help kids become healthy, happy

The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary makes Hug-a-Bears for children who have to come to the Emergency Room at Gulf Breeze Hospital for some kind of treatment or procedure. The program began at Gulf Breeze Hospital about seven years ago under the leadership of then-volunteer Irene Shields but has been continued under the direction of Janet Slaughter for the past five […]

Peoples Home Health emerges

Stone, Buttell acquire Sacred Heart Home Health

Home health care executives Phil Stone and Tim Buttell recently announced the official closing of their deal to purchase Sacred Heart Home Health. The new company, Peoples Home Health, plans to retain all current employees and patients. Peoples Home Health will operate with offices in Pensacola and Niceville. Services include skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, enterostomal therapy, speech therapy, […]