6 pets available for adoption in Santa Rosa County

Saturday, March 16, 2019

MILTON — Each week, Santa Rosa County Animal Services and the Press Gazette share photos and descriptions of several animals in need of immediate adoption. If you are interested in adopting one of them, call Santa Rosa County Animal Services at 983-4680 or visit 4451 Pine Forest Road, Milton. Adoption fees vary based on age. For more information on adoption process and cost, please visit https://www.santarosa.fl.gov/387/Animal-Services.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteer drivers

Saturday, March 16, 2019

PACE — Lynne Cranford estimates that approximately 720 Santa Rosa County residents will be diagnosed with cancer this year.To make matters worse, some of those patients do not have transportation.”Even the best treatment can’t work if a cancer patient can’t get there,” said Cranford, program manager for the American Cancer Society.Cranford is also the Panhandle manager for Road To Recovery, a national transportation service for cancer patients. She is trying to […]

Free lunch to honor Santa Rosa first responders

Saturday, March 16, 2019

MILTON — Mark Gilmore of McKenzie Motors and The Bar Strength and Fitness will host a free lunch for Santa Rosa County first responders.Food from Ye Olde Brothers Brewery will be served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 21 at 4340 Avalon Blvd., Milton.”I want to show my appreciation for these important men and women in our community. I want to earn you as a customer for life,” Gilmore stated in a media release.

Santa Rosa Community Briefs

Friday, March 15, 2019

MILTON — Here is a look at upcoming events in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas.UPCOMINGSanta Rosa Democratic PartyMILTON — The Santa Rosa Democratic Party’s monthly meeting is 6 p.m. March 21 at United Way, 6479 Caroline St., Milton. Contact Sarah Coutu, chair, 850-375-2334, or Patty Overly, secretary, 850-723-0250, for details. Big change starts locally.  Join the fight.Brake […]

Cedar Ridge to get temporary stop signs

Friday, March 15, 2019

MILTON — At its March 12 meeting, City Council voted 5-to-3 to place three temporary stop signs in the subdivision of Cedar Ridge in response to residents’ complaints about traffic safety in the neighborhood.Casey Powell, Shannon Rice and Heather Hathaway cast the “no” votes.On Feb. 16, the city held a meeting for residents to gather input on possible solutions for the traffic issues along Ridgecrest Drive, a street all residents of the subdivision must use to cross […]

Santa Rosa County Faith Calendar

Friday, March 15, 2019

MILTON — Here is a list of scheduled faith-based services and events.RECURRING BAGDAD UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 4540 Forsyth St., Bagdad. Contemporary worship is 8:30 a.m. Sundays in the fellowship hall, and a traditional service is 10 a.m. Sundays in the sanctuary. The Rev. Robert Warren presents a well-studied, heartfelt […]

Two Florida beach towns are among the best according to Southern Living

Friday, March 15, 2019

Southern Living has ranked Destin as number two and Panama City Beach three in it’s line-up of The South’s Best Beach Towns for 2019.“Once a sleepy little burg known only to fishermen, Destin remains ‘the luckiest fishing village,’” the article touts. “But its reputation has spread far beyond the docks. Between the brilliant, sparkling Gulf waters—which are a singular shade of emerald-blue here—and miles of white sand, […]

SCHOOL SCOOPS: 8th-grader reaches Nat Geo semis

Friday, March 15, 2019

Liza Jackson Preparatory School eighth-grader Rachel Allen has been named a National Geographic GeoBee Florida competition semifinalist by National Geographic Society.Rachel qualifies for the next level of competition, held later this month at Jacksonv…

Shorebird nesting season begins at National Seashore

Friday, March 15, 2019

GULF BREEZE — Late last week the Gulf Islands National Seashore discovered the first shorebird nest of the season.Nests and chicks are so well camouflaged that they can accidentally be impacted by unsuspecting beachgoers. When beach-nesting birds are forced to fly or run from their nests, their eggs and chicks are left vulnerable to the elements and to predators. While enjoying the park, visitors can help protect shorebirds by:Avoiding posted shorebird nesting […]

Weekly Bridge Results

Friday, March 15, 2019

MILTON — The city of Milton’s Parks Department is proud to announce its weekly bridge results.On March 11, Bill and Mary Louise Bone posted the top score of 3,290 points in the Rubber Bridge Club. Paul Lanham and Gary Propst finished second with 2,980 points, and Hannalore Snyder and Norma English finished third with 2,230 points.On March 12, Gary Propst posted the top score in Chicago Bridge with 3,950 points.Hannalore Snyder was second with 3,530, and Bill […]