August 31, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

2 GBHS students caught with meds

Educators and local law enforcement officials are currently involved in an on-going investigation of two Gulf Breeze High School students found in the possession of non-narcotic drugs. On Friday, Aug. More...

City plans to add tax, establish fees

In the last month, Gulf Breeze city council rolled back the city millage rate from 1.9 percent to 1.6 percent, and added new fees and taxes. At its Aug. 21 City Council meeting, officials implemented a municipal tax, increased a service tax More...

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GB Chamber backs Maritime Park

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce officially announced its support of the Maritime Park project citing, "The Waterfront Park, Maritime Museum, amphitheatre, multiuse stadium, shops, and restaurants will enhance the beauty of the downtown area, More...

Bridge Walker gives and receives

Even if you don't believe in karma, sometimes it can be hard to ignore that "what goes around, comes around." More...


City to hold 9/11 memorial service

The City of Gulf Breeze will conduct a memorial service to remember the victims of September 11, 2001, who lost their lives during terrorist attacks and to honor our emergency services personnel who serve to protect us daily and would like to invite More...


Gulf Breeze artist and writer to kick off art series

Gulf Breeze writer and artist, Donna Freckmann, will be the guest artist when the GFWC Milton Woman's Club, Inc. kicks off their Women In The Arts series, September 8 and 9 at the Milton Clubhouse. More...


Portofino Boardwalk plans Jamaica Fest this weekend

Summer's not over yet, as plans are heating up for a big bash before the weather cools down. More...


World Trade Center' actors excel

Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center," the story of two policemen trapped beneath 20 feet of rubble at Ground Zero on Sept. 11, 2001, is a mixed offering - some of it good, some bad, some ugly. More...


GBHS hires 17 new teachers

Since founded in 1970, Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) has grown into one of the best public schools in the state - giving people yet another great reason to move to Gulf Breeze. More...

GBHS 'rookie' teachers

The new GBHS teachers are: (not in order): Omayra Casalduc, Tessa Dyer, David McGreal, Kelsey Meeks, Timothy Jordan, Lori Weickert, Cheryl Thacker, Amanda White, Margaret Hoffman, Robyn Ludlum, Mandy Myers, Kristina Millican, Teresa Cornacchione, Den More...

OBE holds Family Night

OBE held Family Night with Scott Humston's The Pro-Kids Show! More...


Episcopal Women of St. Francis donate $2,500 to Good Samaritan Clinic

Episcopal Church Women of St. Francis of Assisi donate $2,500 to the Good Samaritan Clinic (GSC) for Dental Health Care. The Rev. Al Pruitt made the presentation to Fred and Shirley Cornett at the Good Samaritan Clinic on behalf of the ECW. More...

Calendar of Events

Today, August 31 Parade Committee Meeting, 8:30 a.m., Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze More...


Daughter, local artist honored with recognition

Saturday night, August 19, I watched my daughter called onstage at the Pensacola Little Theatre to accept a Crystal Award for her performance in "I Remember Mama" last spring. Naturally, my mind turned back to her first appearance on the scene. More...

Council on Aging receives seven state PR awards

The Social Services Unit of Council on Aging of West Florida was selected as the 2006 Case Manager of the Year by the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers at the 2006 Florida Conference on Aging held August 14-17 in Tampa. More...


From the Editor's Desk

Hooray for Dolphins

My word of advice to Dolphin football fans: get to the game early. I even called in the troops through email that I would be attending my very first Gulf Breeze High School football game since I graduated eight years ago. More...


Totalitarianism, American-style

With reports of police brutality cropping up nationwide, it's little wonder that more and more Americans are concerned that law enforcement officials are becoming a law unto themselves. More...



Welcome to Gulf Breeze

Motorists entering Gulf Breeze from the Three Mile Bridge are greeted by heavy equipment. City codes and ordinances officials implemented existing signage codes last week, requiring the banner signs on the equipment, above, be removed to comply. More...

Gulf Breeze High student soars solo

Sweet 16 took on a whole new meaning for Gulf Breeze High School student Brittany Radcliffe, as she learned to fly an airplane before learning to drive a car. On Radcliffe's 16th birthday, Aug. More...

GBPD to conduct Labor Day checkpoint

On Friday, Sept. 1, the Gulf Breeze Police Department will conduct a comprehensive roadside safety checkpoint as part of the Labor Day national enforcement crackdown. More...



Island News

A sign of the times

Sailfish sign points toward beach again

The iconic sailfish guidepost that has pointed the way to Pensacola Beach for nearly half a century is close to being fully repaired. More...


Well, my stars, we ain't got a ninth planet any more. How can that be? More...

Many attend annual combined chamber event

Music, laughter and lots of networking were the prime reasons for members of the Pensacola Beach Chamber and Gulf Breeze Chamber to attend the annual combined "Business After Hours" mixer at Bamboo Willies. More...


Navarre residents file suit against Coyote Landfill

Holley-Navarre residents filed a lawsuit Aug. 21 against the owners of the Coyote Landfill - a facility they believe is responsible for allowing environmental contamination they say is destroying their quality of life. More...

Franklin Hayes/GB's Dixon retires from PFD

Midway Firefighters held a reception for retiring Pensacola Fire Chief James Dixon Aug. 26. Dixon's career spans 30 years, 13 of which he spent as Fire Chief in Pensacola. More...

County begins bio-fuel usage

Alternative fuels advocate Commissioner Bob Cole is joined by Rural/Metro Ambulance Operations Manager Ken Daughtery while filling up the company's first ambulance to utilize biodiesel fuel. More...


Indians rally to beat GBHS

Friday's game at Pace to be aired on AM 1620 WNRP

For the second year in a row, the Gulf Breeze Dolphins held a lead on the Choctaw Indians going into the fourth quarter. More...

Lady Dolphins improve to 4-0

GBHS travel to Navarre Wed. for biggest test to date

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team posted two more wins last week to improve to 4-0 on the season. More...

Phones at McGuire, Baldwin houses to heat up again

College coaches can resume contact with recruits Friday

As Tropical Storm/Hurricane Ernesto is brewing in the Gulf, tens of thousands of football recruits brace for the storm of phone calls they can start re-receiving Friday. More...



Mrs. Ruth F. Dybas, age 86, of Navarre, Florida, was called from this life to join her Heavenly Father and other family loved ones from the Santa Rosa Health and Rehabilitation Center in Milton on Saturday, August 26, 2006. Mrs. More...


Anna Mary Hutson, 76 of Gulf Breeze passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2006, More...


Mr. Robert "Red" Russell Palmer, age 76, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, died on Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at a local hospital in Pensacola, Florida. Mr. More...


Baptist Health Care Foundation, Helping Hands award scholarships

Baptist Health Care Foundation and the Helping Hands Employee Program recently awarded 35 scholarships totaling $35,000 to Baptist Heath Care employees and their dependents. More...

Home & Garden

Dishes can make your room sparkle

Q: I'd like to get a new set of dishes, but I'm completely overwhelmed by all the styles available. What type of dishware do you suggest? 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...