August 10, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizens adjusts to market

As Florida's insurance crisis deepens, key players at the state and county levels are making moves to improve the situation. More...

ZOO hopes to develop 'International Market'

The ZOO is now accepting bids for the construction of mixed-use retail space along U.S. 98 in front of the facility. The ZOO is accepting bids until Sept. More...

Special Sections



A Lady worth being the 'Talk of the Town'

Let me introduce to you a lovely lady. Her name is Eloise Finklea Benson, and she is a true Gulf Breeze pioneer. She lives in her home with two cats "Honey" and "Stormy." More...

Lefawnduh, a show cat owned by Sarah and Pete Hatcher, prances around her domain carrying her catch of the day. More...

Panel discusses artificial reefs

It's no mystery that fishing is big business in Northwest Florida. The sport's interdependency with local economy and the Gulf of Mexico's lack of natural reef structures have authorities discussing all aspects of artificial reefs. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 7 p.m. on NBC My Name Is Earl: The lovely Christine Taylor, who to some of us will always be Marcia in the two "Brady Bunch" movies, guest stars as a professor who falls for Earl (Jason Lee) when he returns her stolen computer. More...

Opera America President and CEO joins Pensacola Opera Board for annual meeting

Pensacola Opera has reached another milestone in its growth. Because of their unprecedented growth they have earned the privilege of hosting nationally renowned speaker and OPERA America President and CEO, Marc A. Scorca. More...

Pensacola Children's Chorus and the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus at 'Evenings'

An evening full of delightful vocal music awaits concertgoers at Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 7-9:15 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 10. More...


Dolphins go under the lights

Dolphin Football Madness gives fans a glimpse at team in full pads

The Gulf Breeze community got its first public glimpse of the 2006 Dolphin football program with Dolphin Football Madness, an hour-long practice in full pads (their first) under the lights Friday at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Friday nights Dolphin Nights in Gulf Breeze

City Council makes proclamation at Monday meeting

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team will host Fort Walton Beach in a Kickoff Classic on August 18. It will also be the first of seven Dolphin Nights in the City of Gulf Breeze after the City Council passed Resolution 1606 at their Monday meeting. More...

Savage, Morris earn preseason honors

The 2006 soccer season at the University of West Florida hasn't started yet and a pair of GBHS graduates have already earned some preseason recognition. More...


Dear Doctor:

No burn out from plastic surgery

Dear Dr. McCollough: When you perform delicate plastic surgery-day after dayis More...


GBH's Harriman named as administrator for Andrews Institute

R o b e r t H a r r i m a n , Ph.D., has been appointed administrator of the A n d r e w s Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports More...



What would Jesus bomb?

"Christianity stands or falls with its revolutionary protest against violence, arbitrariness and pride of power and with its plea for the weak." More...

Gulf Breeze News


On the Spot:

What is the best thing about living or visiting the Gulf Breeze area?

"We love the beach. The weather's beautiful, the scenery's beautiful. We had everything you'd want when you come to the beach." -Mary Poe Dallas, TX More...

Midway FD is 3rd highest tax entity

According to Santa Rosa Tax Collector Greg Brown, Midway Fire District was the county's third highest taxing authority for the year, raking in over $1 million more in property taxes than the City of Gulf Breeze. More...

She's a beaut!

Tom Realing of The Northwest Florida Zoological Park and Botanical Gardens wrangles an alligator during a two-day project that moved the reptiles to a newly completed exhibit. More...

City accepts final townhome plan

Gulf Breeze City Council approved a variance request for the 32-unit Driftwood Townhomes scheduled to be constructed behind the post office on Duncan Road. The More...

Library now open

The Gulf Breeze branch of the Santa Rosa County Library System reopened Aug. 1 after a two-week closure. All four county libraries feature upgraded software, computer systems and many new titles. More...



Island News

Escambia sets 3 early voting sites beginning Aug. 21

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David H. Stafford announced that three early voting sites will be available for voters for the September 5th Primary Election. More...

Island board may extend building deadline 2 years

Residential leaseholders may get an additional two years to begin construction on their vacant lots, if Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members continued the process begun Aug. 2 at its committee meeting. More...

Bubba's Beach

First day

Many years ago my son left his home for his first day of school. He is a fine grown man now, but on that day I sent a note to his teacher. It has been published many times over the years, now I want to share it with you. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

FELONIES 7/31/06 Rollman II, Floyd William, 28, W/M, 1900 block of Diplomat Street, Navarre, synthetic narcotics distribution More...


GBMS welcomes new teachers

As students become familiar with their new classrooms, they may have some comfort in knowing that they are not the only ones adjusting to new surroundings. Gulf Breeze Middle School has two new teachers Casey Fearon and Paula Lowrimore. More...

A golden day

Gulf Breeze Elementary School celebrated their 50th First Day of School since the school opened on Aug. 1, 1956. Principal Karen Murray and Asst. Principal Robert Trigg pose for photo with Mrs. Chloe Vignes' fifth grade class. More...

Local scouts help students get ready for school year

On Friday, July 28th, Boy Scouts from Gulf Breeze Troop 11 gave up some of their last hours of summer to help the United Way of Santa Rosa County help students get ready for school. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, August 10 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...


Lion's Pride offers solutions to older adults

Lion's Pride Senior Solutions is a local company that is striving to make a difference in our community, specializing in nonmedical care and companionship for seniors. More...

Senior Scene

Don't buy green bananas at our age

I was cruising around the Winn-Dixie produce department, checking out the peaches, bananas, Bing cherries, and of course, the lime I must have for my daily tea. More...

Home & Garden

Decorating for a Difference

No matter where you live, bringing the outdoors "in" is never out of style. More...

Barron Realty opens new Harbourtown office

Stacy Barron is the proud new owner of Barrons Realty Group, Inc. The real estate office opened May 1st and specializes in residential and income producing properties. Stacy's new office is located at 913 Gulf Breeze Parkway in More...

PODS offer hassle-free moving and storage

On the "unofficial" list of life's most stressful events, moving and storage of stuff has to be near the top. The mere thought of packing, loading and driving to a new home or self-storage unit is more than most of us want to deal with. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THOMAS N OR LINDA J WHITESPUNNER holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...