April 28, 2005 RSS feed / Front Page

State Legal Counsel asserts value of Mierzwa decision

Frustration has grown, and complaints continue to be filed with the Florida Insurance Commission as insureds demand fair, full payment under Florida More...

Council replaces storm-damaged A/C, police cars

Gulf Breeze News chris@gulfbreezenews.com

Hurricane Ivan may be long gone, but the aftermath of it More...

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Gulf Breeze-based company sells software division

CED of Florida, an Information Technology firm based in Gulf Breeze, has recently sold their custom software and web design division to the Shalimar-based Bit-Wizards Custom Software Solutions, Inc. More...

Sculpting for a cure, friendship

The faculty and staff at Oriole Beach Elementary School in Gulf Breeze recently put forth their best efforts and and knocked out some sculpting work as a show of their love and support for fellow OBE art teacher, Alicia Taylor, who was recently diagn More...

Gulf Power, Zoo employees clear paths, break ground

A Zoo Workday was held last weekend at the Zoo at Gulf Breeze to both help clear out debris and clear a path for the groundbreaking on a new educational facility to be constructed near the zoo. More...


Red Cross prepares to raise money, awareness at Bash ’05

The American Red Cross of Northwest Florida is revving up for Bash 2005, the bodacious fundraising event on Saturday, April 30 at Heliworks hangar at Pensacola Regional Airport. More...


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Gulf Breeze Chamber plans arts and wine program

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce recently announced the "Fine Arts & Crafts Auction and Wine Tasting," to be held at Harbourtown Village in Gulf Breeze on Saturday, July 30th from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. More...


Boys, girls tennis teams state bound

Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

For the second consecutive year, the Gulf Breeze tennis teams are heading to the state tournament. More...

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Track team to send 12 athletes to state

Girls squad breaks three school records at Region 1-2A meet Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

Gulf Breeze High will be well represented at the 2A state track meet in Coral Springs as seven girls and three boys qualified as a result of their efforts at the Region 1-2A meet Thursday in Jacksonville. More...


Perfect weather for weekend bargain shopping

I hope your weekend was as fun filled as mine was. With beautiful weather and lots to do and see, we all know why we chose to live in beautiful northwest Florida. More...

Caring Friends for Seniors promotes new, mutually beneficial relationships

Gulf Breeze News news@gulfbreezenews.com

Senior adults who need a little "sunshine" in their lives might be happy to know that they have a new advocate in the area who is making that happen. More...

Home & Garden

Screen Play

with a light tap on a hand-held computer touch screen, a gold velvet curtain parts to reveal a gleaming screen. More...

Proper mowing key to maintaining a quality lawn

Proper mowing practices can determine the success or failure of a lawn. Improper mowing can ruin a lawn in a hurry. Mowing correctly, however, can help you overcome many lawn problems. More...

Some must repay FEMA

Gulf Breeze News chris@gulfbreezenews.com

Letters from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) addressed to recipients of disaster funds and requesting those funds be returned are beginning to show up in more mailboxes in the Gulf Breeze area, creating a range of emotions from shock t More...

Student expelled for sex acts - School board approves replacement of GBHS press box, concession stand

Gulf Breeze News chris@gulfbreezenews.com

The Santa Rosa County School Board unanimously approved the expulsion of a Gulf Breeze Middle School eighth grade student last week, as well as approved improvements to the football field at Gulf Breeze High School. More...

Postmaster: Beach mail could return by August

Breeze News chris@gulfbreezenews.com

Joel Ouellette realizes that in his role as the newly-named Postmaster of the Gulf Breeze region of the United States Postal Service, he is expected to deliver more than just mail. More...



Island News

Debris removal extension benefits residents

Escambia County has extended again the deadline for debris pick-up and submitting "right of entry" forms for residents still struggling to recover from Hurricane Ivan More...

Last call for ‘Return to Paradise’ Luau -Sat. April 30

Gulf Breeze News

The Pensacola Beach Optimist Club (PBOC) is rolling full speed ahead toward the big day, Saturday, April 30, when the club More...

Blue Angels air show debate continues

Bemoaning the lack of adequate parking spaces and traffic congestion which has plagued the ever popular Red, White, and Blues Air Show on Pensacola Beach during July has almost become as much a tradition as the Blue Angels air show itself. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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Gulf Breeze Police make arrests for domestic violence, intoxication


Following is criminal activity and arrests from April 18 - 23, provided by Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department: More...

FSU coach Bobby Bowden, Best-selling author Maxwell, headline leadership program tomorrow

The Community Life Center at 4115 Soundside Drive in Gulf Breeze will host the Maximum Impact Satellite Simulcast on Friday, April 29 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. led by best-selling author and gifted authority on leadership John C. Maxwell. More...


New mosaic unveiled at Gulf Breeze High School

Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

An undertaking that took months and was delayed by Hurricane Ivan finally came to fruition at Gulf Breeze High April 19 with the official unveiling of a new Dolphin mosaic. More...

GBSA baseball and softball seasons get into full swing

Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

Play in the eight leagues of the GBSAbaseball and softball season is underway at Shoreline Park. More...

OBES goes back in time to celebrate Discovery Day

The fifth grade classes at Oriole Beach Elementary celebrated the Fabulous 50s for their Discovery Day on March 24. It was an all day event which featured things from the 1950s. More...


Gulf Breeze to participate in National Day of Prayer

In observance of the 54th Annual National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday in May, the Greater Gulf Breeze Interfaith Council will hold a special Prayer Service on Thursday, May 5 at the Gulf Breeze City Hall from 12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. More...

Local church changes name, location

Church of the Messiah in Gulf Breeze, one of the earliest churches to join AMiA, is in the process of an exciting re-launch. More...

Reunion held for beach churchgoers displaced by Ivan

A reunion for families More...


Genes influence response to drugs in heart patients

Genes dictate the color of our hair and eyes. They factor into whether we get cancer or heart disease. More...

Eye Center South in Gulf Breeze hosts vision seminar tonight

A Laser Correction Vision Seminar will be held at Eye Center

South (3577 Gulf Breeze Pkwy) at 6 p.m. on April 28 to educate the public about LASIK surgery. More...


Traditions, time limits cause tennis trouble

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Last week there was an incident at the city More...

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“No.” Charley Pulley More...

Snippets of things that don’t make sense

This week's column will be short snippets of different items that come into my vast empty mind and make me wonder. Sometimes I am completely shocked by the utter nonsense that we see all around us everyday. And; I was just wondering... More...