January 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

City council discusses sign fines

Five Man Electrical Band once sang "Sign, sign, everywhere a sign," but Gulf Breeze City Council is not singing about the excessive sign placement that is becoming problematic in the city. "We have a section in the Code that prohibits snipe signs. More...

Community

Midway Fire appoints new member with 'straw vote'

The Midway Fire Commission was supposed to appoint a new member to their board last month. But after three tie votes, the commission ended up having to literally draw straws to decide who would fill the seat for the next two years. More...

Breakfast Club

"Mr. Jim" walks to The Greenery each morning from Huntingdon Arms Apartments to enjoy breakfast at a table reserved especially for him. Greenery waitress Melinda Porzenheim always watches for him, and has a hot cup of coffee waiting for him. More...

George Scarborough launches Florida State House campaign

Gulf Breeze businessman George Scarborough will be running to fill the District 3 House seat left vacant by Holly Benson. Scarborough says his first order of business in Tallahassee will be fighting for homeowners and taxpayers. More...

Entertainment

Weekly Best Bets

Thursday 8:31 p.m. on NBC 30 Rock: Liz (Tina Fey) likes smart guys; Jenna (Jane Krakowski) likes hot guys. But when they decide to pursue a pair of gents from MSNBC - one nerdy, the other handsome - guess which one Liz falls for. More...

School

ACT seminar Jan. 27 at GBHS

A seminar on the ACT will be given Jan. 27 in the Gulf Breeze High cafeteria. Students must bring your own calculator for the math section. The itinerary is as follows: 8:30 cash or checks made out to Sylvan Learning Center will be collected. More...

A poem in remembrance of Ace the Dog

A memorial service honoring fallen GBPD K-9 "Ace," the dog assigned to Gulf Breeze High School along with his handler, Officer Mark Lyster, was Friday, Jan. 11. Several people spoke about the impact Ace made on their daily lives at school. More...

Gupta wins Gulf Breeze Middle Geographic Bee

Gulf Breeze Middle School crowned its top geography students Jan. 12. More...

Faith

First Baptist turns 50, celebrates milestone Sunday

January 2007 marks the 50th birthday of First Baptist Church, Gulf Breeze. More...

St. Ann completes 10th Habitat House

Karen Adams plants ornamental cabbage in the landscape of her new home from Habitat of Humanity of Pensacola and St. Ann Catholic Church of Gulf Breeze. Adams' home is the tenth Habitat for Humanity house the parish has sponsored. Fr. More...

Seniors

'I'm home' can have more than one meaning

The day was undoubtedly one of the most perfect days of this new year, sunny with a pleasant breeze, and it was warm as I made my way along my favorite walking route. More...

Home & Garden

Make your bedroom a retreat of Tranquil Reflections

When Thoreau wrote "I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude" in his famous book, Walden, he chose to seclude himself from the everyday world. More...

Legals

L E G A L S

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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...

Courthouse woes motivate county

Of all the issues relating to the Santa Rosa County courthouse, there is one that all parties involved agree on: something needs to be done quickly. Imagine walking within arm's length of inmates being sentenced to additional jail terms. More...

Midway Fire Department hints at bidding for countywide ambulance serice

Midway Fire Commissioner/ Treasurer Clyde Broome was watching last week's Santa Rosa County Commission meeting live on his computer at home when Commissioner John Broxson of Gulf Breeze said something that launched Broome into a two day intense rese More...

7 vie for Benson's House seat

Elections officials have scheduled a vote for the Florida State Representative Seat 3. More...

Island News

Making 2007 more fun and easy

Easy and fun are two words that Bubba likes. It is a life's work to have fun and make life easier. It ain't easy being easier sometimes, but it is worth the effort! More...

Krewe of Nauga pops the cork for Mardi Gras 2007

The vaunted Krewe of Nauga is no ordinary band of Mardi Gras revelers. More...

A Gift for teaching

Beach resident named PATS teacher of the year

Whether it's building robots made of Legos or using philosophic quotes from jedi master Yoda, teacher and Pensacola Beach resident Rita McGartland has always had a way with gifted students. More...

News

Area leaders respond to Midway Fire pitch for ambulance service

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Midway Fire District (MFD) first approached Santa Rosa County about the possibility of MFD operating ambulances of their own last March. The county had a ten year contract with a national private ambulance service, Rural Metro, that was ending. More...

Navarre Wal-mart location opens tomorrow

This week Navarre will open an almost one of a kind Walmart on Friday, Jan. 19. There are only three stores like this Wal-mart Supercenter anywhere. More...

CORRECTION:

In last week's issue of Gulf Breeze News, Deborah Roche of Lifeguard Transportation Service was incorrectly identified in a pull quote. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy. We regret these errors in our publication. More...

Sports

St. Sylvester hosts concert series

"Evenings in Navarre II" is the 2007 concert series presented by St. Sylvester Catholic Church located at 6464 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Dolphins celebrate Senior Night with win

Gibson scores four goals in 10-0 win over Panthers, beat Gators 6-0 on Senior Night

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team got two goals from Jake Ceravolo as they blanked Escambia 6-0 on Senior Night Jan. 10 at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Lady Dolphins beat Catholic for 17th win of season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team will enter this week's District 1-4A Tournament off a 3-1 win at Catholic Thursday. Gulf Breeze (17-4-3) is the top seed in the nine-team tournament this year, which is at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Obituaries

BRAMLETTE

William Morgan Bramlette, Jr., 78, passed away January 9, 2007. He was the son of the late William and Rosalie Bramlette. More...

Health

Hope Medical Group increases cancer care

Cancer care is reaching new heights for residents of Gulf Breeze and surrounding communities. More...

Opinion

VIEWPOINT

GBSA should not have endorsed candidate

As soon as we opened the mailing from Gulf Breeze Sports Association (GBSA) my wife and I knew something was wrong. This was a City organization endorsing a candidate for City election. Wasn't that a conflict of interest? More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

What team would you like to see in the Super Bowl?

"The Saints or Baltimore. The Saints deserve it because of everything they've been through this year. Ray Lewis is my man and Steve McNair deserves it. He had it, came up one yard short and he really deserves it." -Brian Walls Pensacola More...