2009-05-21 E-Edition

Simple safety tips to protect your home

(ARA) – Home may be where the heart is, but it also is where the hazards are. A survey of 1,000 Americans revealed startling statistics indicating that many of us are at risk of incurring injuries in our own homes every day, some of which could even be fatal, according to a recent study by BRK Brands and The Lehigh […]

Tourney champs

The Club offers unbeatable family summer swim options

Summer is almost here, and many moms in our area are wondering – what on earth am I going to do to keep the kids busy and find ways for us to spend more fun time together as a family? Well, the club has the answer! Spread over 10 acres, The Club boasts 2 Olympic swimming pools, 8 clay Hydro […]

Wounded vets welcomed, honored on bike route through Gulf Breeze

Spc. Dancel More than 130 severely wounded veterans from around the country joined locals for the EscaRosa Independence Weekend (EIW) and many of them rolled through Gulf Breeze last Saturday for the Wounded Warrior Bicycle Rally. The weekend-long EIW event raised nearly $100,000 in in-kind donations and $50,000 in cash. "We’re still settling some tabs but that’s where we stand […]

Celebrating past, present, future

Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing holds fourth reunion

The Sacred Heart Hospital School of Nursing had its reunion on April 24-26. Onehundred twenty-five alumni plus invited guests attended; some came from as far away as Oregon and California. Some of the alumni who live in the Pensacola and surrounding areas planned the activities, and Sacred Heart Hospital hosted most of the events. Committee members for 2009 reunion and […]

It’s time to boost your college savings

Do you have school-age children? If so, the end of the school year means that your kids are now one year closer to college. That means you have even more incentive to launch a college savings strategy – which is essential these days. During a tough economy, states are scrambling to meet budget shortfalls. As a result, state legislatures might […]

Prices surpass DOE’s peak projection

The national average price of gasoline has climbed 25 cents a gallon since May 1, and in Florida the average price has increased by 25 cents. While consumers are puzzled by the consistent climb, Tom Kloza, chief oil analyst for Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), says retail gasoline prices are reflecting sizeable wholesale price increases during the same period. Wholesale […]




Jesse Irene Watkins Fortin, 86, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, May 9. Fortin was born in Centralia, Ill., on Jan. 5, 1923. She lost her father at an early age and was raised by her mother, Lena Ann Watkins, who never remarried. She spent her school years in Murray, Ky., where she was head majorette with the high […]