July 20, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Park renovations continue

City residents will continue to see vast improvements to Gulf Breeze parks. More...

City fetches dog park

Gulf Breeze canine owners will soon have the opportunity to let their furry friends enjoy a new city amenity. At the July 24 city council meeting, members voted in favor of a 175square foot fenced dog park near the entrance to Shoreline Park South. More...

Special Sections



Libraries close for computer migration

Libraries in Santa Rosa County will closed through July 31 to transfer to new circulation and library catalog software, install new equipment, and shelve new books and materials. More...


Stephen C. Ferrick has joined the United States Army under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to delay entering active duty for up to one year. More...

Presley, Swords married May 7

Amber Denise Presley of Pensacola, and Brian Anthony Swords of Tallahassee, were married at 4 p.m. May 7, 2006 at the Calvary Chapel of Gulf Breeze. Pastor John Spencer officiated. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on ABCFAM National Lampoon's European Vacation: More...

Gulf Breeze photographers win awards at contest

Several residents of the Gulf Breeze area were recently recognized for their photographic art in the Power of Photography juried show and contest, July 14-16, in Pensacola. More...

Ballet Pensacola, BBBS partners in dance

Ballet Pensacola has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida to give the gift of Dance to the boys and girls of our community through Ballet Pensacola's need based scholarship programDANCE CHANCE. More...


St. Ann Discovery School reopens after school program

Directory Kinder Epperson is pleased to announce the reopening of the St. Ann Discovery School After-School Program on August 2, for the first time since Hurricane Ivan. Applications will be accepted starting July 17. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School Kindergarten 1 box Crayola Watercolors 8 count 4 bottles (4 oz.) Non-toxic Elmer's Glue 12 # 2 pencils with erasers 2 boxes Crayola crayons 24 count 2 boxes Kleenex facial tissues 3 plain pocket folders NO BRADS (pl More...

Don't miss Teen Board Back-to-School-Show 2006

Pensacola Teen Board and Belk department store are setting the stage for their seventh annual back to school fashion show. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, July 20 School Board Meeting, 10 a.m., 5086 Canal Street, Milton More...


Senior Scene

High heels and iron staircases don't mix

While compiling a list of interesting things to do when entertaining guests new to our area, I mentioned the Pensacola Lighthouse. With 170 cast iron steps, this is something of interest to folks who have not been there. More...

Home & Garden

CertaPro Painters offer professional service, quality materials

When homeowners call CertaPro Painters, they can be assured of excellent performance and customer service. More...

Exit Realty NFIand Mary Dunne proudly present a wonderful property More...

Ouch, the Yellow Flies are biting

It's yellow fly season again in Northwest Florida and the villain is out in force. The name yellow fly is commonly used to describe about a dozen different species of deer flies in the horse fly family Tabanidae. More...



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City cancels Gateway plans

Last week the Gulf Breeze City Council rescinded prior conceptual acceptance of a plan to redevelop the Three Mile Bridge Gateway. More...

Gulf Breeze nixes Baycliffs helipad

helicopter landing would be much more disruptive and noisy. There have been a lot of complaints by neighbors over this idea, and the city has to react. When these things come up the city must implement a measured response." More...

Stockings stuffed for soldiers

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas, especially if that means pondering the needs of others. More...



Island News

'Red,White andBlues' draws 'record crowds' Red Blues

. Coordinated crowd control results in safe, successful event

The Blue Angels' 60th Anniversary performance at the Pensacola Beach Air Show, "Red, White and Blues," dazzled crowds of spectators for three days, and officials could not be more delighted with both the safety and the success of the event. More...

Gulf Breeze News in the wild blue 'yonder

It's not everyday you get to test the limits of physics at 2,000 feet. More...

Best of the best flies blessed of the blessed

I may not have died and gone to Heaven, but I certainly touched the face of God this week when I had the amazing experience of flying with Blue Angel "Number 7," Lt. Kevin Davis. More...


SR County: don't hang up on calls

Automated notification systems are an integral part of emergency communications around the country and recent studies have indicated that automated calls are not being listened to by residents, thinking they are solicitations. More...

WEBY 1330 AM flips switch to 25,000 watts

Santa Rosa County is now home to the most powerful AM radio station on the Gulf Coast between New Orleans and Tampa. More...

Tax free holiday starts this Saturday

Governor Jeb Bush is encouraging Floridians and out-of-state shoppers alike to take advantage of the state's sales tax holiday, which takes effect on Saturday July 22 and runs until midnight on July 30. More...


McGreal named Dolphins hoop coach

BY JASON THOMPSON Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

It's understandable that GBHS athletic director Mark Kostic took a vacation last week he's been busy all summer long filling coaching slots. More...

Innerlight teaching kids how to surf during summer

Spencer leading camp

Innerlight's Surf Camp is an instructional surfing camp for beginners. The instructors teach the basics of surfing in a fun filled environment. More...

Humphrey wins Pitch, Hit, Run state title

Nick Humphrey a freshman at Gulf Breeze High School and member of Tiger Point Park, recently won the district, regionals and state Pitch, Hit and Run Competition, More...



Spaw named Gulf Breeze Hospital Emergency Manager

V i c k i e Spaw's years of experience in the nursing profession- coming up on 30-made her a first-rate choice for e m e rg e n c y More...

Pensacola selected for launch of secure online records

MyMedicalRecords.com, the state-of-the-art online provider of consumer controlled medical records and vital document storage, is offering its full range of services free to all Floridians for the Hurricane season (JuneDecember 2006). More...


From the Editor's Desk

Dog park more than a tale

I wanted to take the time to echo Ron Pulley's comments on how exceptional it is for the group of dog-loving citizens who have banded together to take care of our future dog park. More...

Commissioner's Report

Transportation issues addressed

This has been a very busy time for me over the last several weeks as a result of several matters that came to my attention as well as the entire Board of County Commissioners. More...