2015-10-15 E-Edition

Hobbling Dolphins lose big at Walton

Seventh-ranked 4A Braves get pick 6, safety, blocked punt for touchdown and 70-yard punt return for TD in 54-17 win over 6A GBHS

Gulf Breeze looked like a banged up team and the Walton Braves looked like the seventh-ranked team in the state Friday as the 4A Braves rolled over the 6A Dolphins 51-17. The Dolphins, playing with third-string quarterback (and starting linebacker) Ricky ­Alexander, had only two first downs and 53 yards of offense in the first half, which ended with GBHS […]

The conversation I wish we were having about the Oregon shooting

After the tragic 2012 shooting in Newtown, I wrote an essay entitled “I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother” expressing my frustration with our broken mental healthcare system and how it failed my own child. Now, in the wake of the most recent mass shooting in Oregon, our screens play out the all too familiar script of politicians, experts, and lay people […]

LaQuita Stover ‘checks out’ after 16 years at GBHS

If you ever “dropped by” Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) unexpected, you may have feared her as the gatekeeper, but you were always assisted with determined professionalism. For over 16 years, LaQuita Stover balanced the demanding job of half hybrid guardian angel/guard dog and half welcome committee for the students, parents and public in GBHS Student Services. She would research […]

GERD relapses may be seasonal

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have some questions about GERD. I was diagnosed 16 years ago and was put on many medications, but I either got side effects or they didn’t work. I made up my mind to watch my diet carefully. That has worked well most of the time, but about six weeks ago I started experiencing burning and pain […]

WEEK OF October 15 – October 21

Monarch Madness Festival Friday, & Saturday, Oct. 16 -Oct. 17, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Panhandle Butterfly House Join in on the butterfly migration celebration and plant conservation activities. Admission is free. Gallery Night Friday, Oct. 16, 5 – 9 p.m. Downtown Pensacola Stroll through the charming brick walkways of Downtown to experience an eclectic array of music, art and […]

The simple life is rich in satisfaction

This past weekend, a group of friends spent a few days with my family at Fort Pickens campground. Some families roughed it in tents, while others of us were a little more comfortable in travel trailers and RVs. We rode the dirt paths from the fort and through the campground. Evening campfires, potluck dinners, games of cornhole, bicycle rides, nature […]

Political Cartoon

ABC Family will not renew tear-jerker ‘Chasing Life’

Q: Please, please, please tell me it isn’t true that ABC Family has canceled “Chasing Life”! That’s my favorite show on television today, and it always makes me count my blessings. — Layla F. in Georgia A: I’m sorry to have to tell you, but the tear-jerking seasontwo finale that aired last month was indeed the series finale. ABC Family […]

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