April 7, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

Soggy weather doesn’t damper GB arts festival Photo

By Julie B. Connerley Gulf Breeze News news@gulfbreezenews.com Despite the rainy weather, most vendors at the 11th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrate the Arts festival enjoyed a successful show, thanks in part to the loyal attendance of art lovers. More...

Gulf Breeze to host Post- Ivan workshop

The City of Gulf Greeze will hold a Post-Hurricane Ivan workshop prior to their April 18 regular City Council meeting at City Hall on Shoreline Dr. More...

Special Sections



McCurdy heads up security at Santa Rosa Courthouse

news@gulfbreezenews.com It was last month that Lt. Lucy McCurdy, then the head of District One in Gulf Breeze and the only woman to hold such a position with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff More...

Gulf Breeze Office Depot re-opens doors today with donations

The Gulf Breeze location of Office Depot will celebrate the re-opening of its newly remodeled store today with ceremonies involving city officials and store personnel. More...

Gulf Breeze’s Baker featured in magazine for sewing projects

Gulf Breeze resident and Emerald Coast Smocking Guild member Judi Baker recently had her work selected and featured in the March-April issue of Sew Beautiful, an international magazine. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

District 1 - Gulf Breeze 3098 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563 (850) 934-4000. Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff More...

GB Police Dept. urges caution with fraudulant contractors, arrests four on drunken driving charges

Following is criminal activity and arrests from mid March to late March, provided by the Gulf Breeze Police Department: More...


Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Show winners announced

Best in Show Angela Brooks Drawing: Black & White More...

New Sylvan Learning Center opens April 16 in Midway near Zoo

The Gulf Breeze Sylvan Learning Center will hold its grand opening April 16 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. across from the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Midway Plaza. More...

BETA Children’s Theatre to perform Sound of Music April 15-17, 22-24

Join the B.E.T.A. Children More...


Christian Symphonic Band & Strings creates heavenly music

news@gulfbreezenews.com For the past 14 years, right here in the Panhandle, there is an instrumental group of 45-55 musicians that holds the distinction of being the only one of its kind in America, according to its director, Carole Williams of N More...

St. Paul Methodists preschool hosts art show

On Friday evening, from 5 - 7 p.m., the artistic masterpieces of the St. Paul Methodist Preschool More...


Rayford G. Lambert 1930 - 2005 Rayford G. Lambert passed away on Thursday, March 31. He was 75. He was resident of Gulf Breeze and Northwest Florida for the past 20 years after coming here from Yukon, Oklahoma. More...

Home & Garden


goals Budget overruns, slow payoffs, stress: One couple

Scripps Howard News Service S ay the word More...

Bedding purchase tips

Bedding expert and Bed Bath and Beyond corporate representative Jennifer Hamilton provides tips on what to look for when purchasing bedding. More...

April a busy month for gardeners

April is a busy time in the garden. The chance of frost is minimal, the days are becoming longer and the temperature is quite pleasant. Its time to get busy in the garden. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT HANSEL & PHILIP PRESCOTT holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Long Term Recovery plans unveiled for SR

chris@gulfbreezenews.com The results of the public input phase of the Long Term Recovery Plan designed to guide the recovery process in Santa Rosa County were unveiled last week, ironically, in a deluge of rain in Milton. More...

Gilchrist, GB prepare for Relay For Life

chris@gulfbreezenews.com Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist has bravely fought a personal battle against the devastating disease of cancer for several years. More...

Vici Papajohn/Gulf Breeze News Networking and laughter

The 2005 Business and Family Marketplace, held at the Recreation Center on Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze, provided businesses and residents the ideal opportunity to network, find businesses and services. More...



Island News

Beach After Hours celebrates business re-openings

Since Hurricane Ivan, the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce More...

Even after hurricane ravaging, window protections pass the test

Northwest Florida has become accustomed to the sounds of hammers pounding, saws buzzing and the swarms of countless contractors who are swarming hundreds of homes across our region. More...

Red Cross urges precautions for storm recovery

Even after six months, hundreds of residents are still struggling to recover emotionally from Hurricane Ivan. More...


Pensacola Symphony welcomes Spring with Stravinsky piece

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (PSO) will perform Igor Stravinsky More...

Great acting makes this season’s Miss Congeniality 2 a fun movie

news@gulfbreezenews.com Miss Congeniality 2 takes fashion and fighting to a new level. The snorting, sweat pants-wearing FBI agent is turned into a true lady in this movie. The second Miss Congeniality movie is just as good as the first. More...


APRIL 9 18th Annual International Night to include visual, musical entertainment More...


Dolphins go 2-1 at Nike Classic

Consolation final cancelled due to rain; JV team to play Navarre for Catholic title April 15

jason@gulfbreezenews.com The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team shook off an opening round loss to win its final two games at the Nike Baseball Classic last week. More...

Sports Schedule

April 7 SB vs. Greenwood, Ky. (JV 4 p.m., Var. 6) More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS Dance team tryouts April 16

The GBHS Dolphin Dance Team will be holding tryouts on April 16 at 9:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze at 555 Fairpoint Drive. The clinic will be held on April 12, 14 and 15 from 5-7 p.m., also at the First Baptist Church. More...

Calendar of Events


Friday, April 8 Spring Fling Luncheon & Plant Sale More...


Community policing makes for closer, safer communities

From the Editor

The job of a police officer cannot be an easy one. When they are in a position of high visibility, they are often criticized for being nosy or militant; and when they are not around they are criticized for not being there. More...

The new three R’s: rigor, relevance, results

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates recently described American high schools as obsolete, unconnected to the needs of our economy, shortchanging students, and in need of radical redesign. More...

On the Spot:

Where we put people

“Yes, because Ilike the idea knowing the person you’ll be talking to when help is needed.” – Ruth Harris More...