December 14, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

City considers raise in water, sewer fees

The City of Gulf Breeze and South Santa Rosa Utility Services (SSRUS) are planning to hold a public hearing on an increase in water and sewer rates Monday, Dec. 18 at City Hall. More...

City gives away more trees this Saturday

To aid in the recovery of Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis, the City of Gulf Breeze will be conducting the second of four tree giveaways. More...

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Local artist relocating to Colo.

Imagine being able to take nearly any image and reproduce it large enough to cover a wall. How about taking that old picture of Rover and reproducing it with intense detail on a poster that More...

St. Ann provides family fun during Advent

St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, Florida, has a busy December on tap, with something for every age group. More...

Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary holds luncheon

Many auxiliary members attended the annual luncheon, which was held at First Baptist Church's new gymnasium. More...


Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 8 p.m. on ABC Grey More...

Ballet Pensacola Presents ‘Nutcracker’ this weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, over 100 Ballet Pensacola dancers will join guest professional dancers, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and the Choral Society of Pensacola to present Pensacola More...

The first thought that will go through your head while watching More...


Lady Dolphins soccer team drops first game of season

Gulf Breeze bounces back to beat Mosley in penalty kicks; now 11-1-3 on season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team bounced back from its first loss of the season to defeat Mosley 2-1 in penalty kicks Saturday in the Timberwolf Classic in Tallahassee. More...

McGuire commits to play for Louisiana Lafayette

Baldwin still with Stanford - for now

Brad McGuire went on an official visit to Louisiana Lafayette last weekend and liked it so much, he wanted to stay, giving the Rajun Cajuns a verbal commitment to play there next year. More...

Sports Schedule

Dec. 15 Girls BKB at PHS (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 6) Girls S vs. Deland at Michelle Akers Classic in Orlando, 4 p.m. Dec. 16 Girls S vs. TBA at Michelle Akers Classic in Orlando, time TBD Boys S at PHS (JV noon, Var. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 14 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular Meeting, 9 a.m., Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments, 5:30p.m. More...


Nominations being accepted for Spirit of Women awards

Sacred Heart Women More...

Lincoln Named Director of Athletic Performance

A l e x Lincoln is the director of athletic performance for The Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He will develop and manage programs designed to improve overall physical performance for amateur and professional athletes. More...

Home & Garden

Step by step, it all adds up to a perfect buffet

Good food and Good food and drink, good friends, drink, good friends, pretty tables and pretty tables and decorations: This is decorations: This is a great time of year a great time of year to be a guest on the to be a guest on the party circuit. party ci

If it's your turn to host a party, however, your thoughts might not be so cheery. Sure, dinner for six you can manage in the blink of an eye. A barbecue for friends on the weekend is a snap. More...

Forcing amaryllis bulbs provide holiday color

Amaryllis bulbs are popular for More...

Twins care and share

Instead of asking their Gulf Breeze United Methodist Children More...

‘It’s like winning the lotto!’

Breezer among liquor license winners

After over a year since Santa Rosa voters decided to make the county More...

GBHS alum’s child named finalist as Baby GAP model

What can parents do to prove they produced the most adorable baby in the nation? Enter them into the Baby GAP casting call, of course! Jon David Hensarling Jr., the 13-month-old son of 1987 Gulf Breeze High School grad Jon David Hensarling Sr. More...



Island News

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New leadership at helm of SRIA

The Santa Rosa Island Authority entered a new era at its December committee meeting, as four new members joined the panel and new leadership was elected. Returning board member Vernon Prather will serve as chairman, and reelected board member Dr. More...

Citizens Insurance meeting tonight at PJC

If the recent changes in insurance coverage are making your head spin like a tropical cyclone, you may be left wondering where your coverage begins and ends. Will condos and second homes covered by Citizens Insurance in 2007 and beyond? More...


Company’s good will effort ill received

Apparently, a national vending company is trying to offer a novel fund-raising program to support local fire departments - but their marketing attempts have left some confused. More...

Median closure complete at Andrews Institute

The Gulf Breeze Hospital intersection and median modification is expected to be completed by the end of this month, according to city officials. "The contractor put the base course of asphalt for the turn lane down [last week]. More...

NW Florida Region receives $15 M in economic development grants

Federal grant money is being issued for economic development in Florida More...


GBHS freshmen hold Greek Olympics

On Thursday, November 2 the freshmen Greek Olympics were blown away by the onset of winter-like weather. More...

Members of Gulf Breeze’s Junior Optimists run city for a day

On Friday, December 1, the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club sponsored a Youth Appreciation Program at St. More...

Schools name Teachers of the Year

Area schools recently elected and announced the following teachers as their school More...



Harold Carlisle of Gulf Breeze, FL, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on November 26, 2006. Harold was born on (or around) September 9, 1936 to Johnny and Florence Carlisle in Chambers County, AL. More...


Robert John Kaiser, 51 of Gulf Breeze, died suddenly at his home on Thursday, November 30, 2006. Rob was a member of Saint Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. He was the owner of Kaiser More...


Christmas and Hanukkah in Philly

With the spate of holidays coming up, it made me think back to the days of my childhood when I was living in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood in Philadelphia. More...

The triumph of mind over matter

The bidding: North East South West 1 [C] 1 [H] 2 NT Pass 3 NT Opening lead -- jack of hearts. There are plays in bridge that seem to make no sense at all and yet, upon closer inspection, are demonstrably correct. More...


Every child deserves Santa throws

A childhood dream has been fulfilled recently. I was asked to help Santa Claus prepare for his voyage through the City of Gulf Breeze atop his fire truck on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at sundown. More...

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House busy finding insurance solutions

The House of Representatives has been very busy in Tallahassee considering solutions to the property insurance availability and affordability crisis across the state. Be assured, insurance relief is a top priority for this year More...