June 14, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fine doubles for mystery meat at Florida's restaurants

The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) has increased the fine for any proven offense of food misrepresentation at a food service establishment. More...

Alt named OBE principal

Oriole Beach Elementary School has a new principal. As of June 1, Dawn Alt is officially the Oriole Beach school's new principal. More...

Teens clock in for summer

Summer is here, and a tan is not the only thing students are working on. For many young adults, summertime means not only relaxation and spending time with friends and family, but also earning money for the upcoming school year. More...

Special Sections




BBB issues warning for phishing attack The Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida (BBB) is warning businesses and consumers in Northwest Florida of a spoofing scam using the BBB name and a false BBB e-mail address to entice recipients to a More...

Thanks, but don't come back soon...

Weather Channel Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams recently visited Portofino on Pensacola Beach. More...

Event to help wounded vets reclaim independence

The Independence Fund/Aleethia Foundation, in collaboration with the Americas Huey 091 Fund, welcomes the public to join them for "Heroes Night," a fundraising event at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18 at Seville Quarter's Rosie O'Grady's. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 6/14 CC's Fine Wines Wine tasting, every Thursday, 5-7 p.m. 2701 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-932-3617 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Brett Summer, 6 p.m. More...


Shrek the bored

"Shrek The Third" Running time: 93 minutes MPAA rating: PG Just so you know where we stand: I adored the first Shrek movie. I own the DVD and have watched it at least a dozen times. The animation, the voice acting, the musical numbers ... More...

Top 10 movies in theaters

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (PG-13) Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush 2. Shrek the Third (PG) animated 3. Spider-Man 3 (PG- 13) Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst 4. Bug (R) Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon 5. More...


Paper planes aloft at GBES

Ken Blackburn (above left) took time out of his busy schedule to stop by Lori Phillips' first grade class to share some tricks of the trade with the Gulf Breeze Elementary School (GBES) students. More...

Eighteen WBMS students graduate with all A's

The following Woodlawn Beach Middle School students earned all A's for the 2006-07 school year: ERIC ANDERSON, BRYAN BARRETT, JIMMY CAMPBELL, BILL CAMPBELL, LEAH CHARITAT, PAULA COSTA, ADRIAN CULPEPPER, RAQUEL FARRELL, SEQUOYA FINN, AJA GROOMS, More...

School Briefs

AFJROTC hosting Orientation Progam July 16-20 Gulf Breeze High's AFJROTC will be hosting a "Air Force Junior ROTC Orientation Program" July 16-20 for students enrolled in JROTC for the first time. More...


Many attend Midsummer Party at St. Francis

Hundreds turned out Saturday night to have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items at the third annual Midsummer Night Party at St. Francis of Assisi. Episcopal Church. More...

Dads seem to get smarter as kids grow up

Next Sunday is Father's Day and many of will remember with pride the manner in which our fathers shared in our lives. Others will find the day painful as they remember with disappointment the inability of their fathers to relate with them. More...


Charity 1942 plane flight visits area

Brian Kissinger, a brain cancer survivor and former Gulf Breeze resident, is flying across the United States to raise $100,000 for the National Brain Tumor Foundation. During Brian's Flight he made a scheduled stop in Pensacola on Monday, June 11. More...


Free CPR class at Red Cross A person's greatest chance of survival during a medical emergency greatly increases not when a professional rescuer arrives, but through life-sustaining CPR performed by the average person who is already on the scene More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MTAG CUST/COLORADO ASSET holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

City tackles mock-hurricane drill

While most residents experienced a partially cloudy, warm spring afternoon June 5, much darker clouds were brewing over Gulf Breeze City Hall. More...

GBPD assists in landmark panhandle taskforce meeting

Officials from the Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) are organizing the first assembly of a panhandle disaster response task force. More...

Feral cat debate continues

At the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting last Monday, several citizens presented concerns about the city's feral cat colony during the Open Forum. More...



Island News

Hurricane Season

Hey, it's June. We used to remember June for the beginning of summer, vacation time, and June Brides. Now we all huddle in terror of the upcoming Hurricane Season. More...

Take advantage of local offerings

Part one of a multi-part series

Although the first day of summer is not until one week from today, thermometers, hygrometers, and the prevalence of revealing swimwear indicates that summer is here. More...

Gilliam briefs Beach Optimists on lawsuit

The first June meeting of the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club (PBOC) was held June 5 at the Beach Community Church sanctuary and dozens of club members and nonmember island residents made a point to attend. More...


Elected Officials


GULF BREEZE ELECTED OFFICIALS 1070 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32561; (850) 934-5100 Mayor LANE GILCHRIST (850) 932-5565 mayor@ci.gulf-breeze.fl.us BEVERLY ZIMMERN (850) 932-4717 bzimmern@ ci.gulf-breeze.fl. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 6/4/07 Barker, David Ashley, 26, W/M, 9200 block of Quail Roost Drive, Navarre, violation of probation 6/6/07 Ruyf, Lora Lynn, 47, W/F, 2000 block of Government Court, Gulf Breeze, larceny, less than $10, More...


Bette Boyle's Senior Scene column appeared with the incorrect headline "An old-fashioned bargain at Olde Seville Square" in last week's issue. More...


Dizzy Dean districts this weekend

For the third consecutive weekend, Shoreline Park will be full of baseball activity as five Dizzy Dean District Tournaments will be held there, starting Friday. More...

Two GBSA teams win at Summer Classic

The GBSA U14 and U9 All Star teams were winners Sunday in the GBHS Summer Classic, held at Shoreline Park. More...

GBSA U16s second at NWFGSA All Star Tournament

Milam throws nohitter, strikes out 17 in 8-0 win

The Gulf Breeze U16 All Stars fell one win short of repeating as tournament champs at the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Association's All Star Tournament, losing to Northeast Pensacola in the finals on Thursday and Friday. More...




Douglas Kratochvil of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away at home June 5, 2007. Born August 21, 1920, on the family farm in rural Pierce County, Neb., he farmed and lived there for 67 years. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 14 Commission Regular Meeting Cancelled Santa Rosa County School Board meeting, 9 a.m. (was previously scheduled for 6:30 p.m.) Pensacola in the Civil War, presentation at Naval Live Oaks, 10 a.m. More...


Refrigerators - full of choices, full of memories

Coming home from a walk I went to my refrigerator and was faced with the daily decision - should I splurge and have a Coke, or settle for a glass of iced tea? More...

Home & Garden

Blossom rot is preventable

As summer heat sets in, tomatoes may show many disorders. One common fruit problem is blossom-end rot. In addition to tomato, blossom end rot can cause problems in other crops, particularly peppers, eggplant and melons. More...


Political Cartoon


Georgia city shows Florida how to save

With the Florida Legislature now seemingly intent on mandating lower property taxes, some local officials are gazing north toward Tallahassee and warning of severe service cuts. More...

On the Spot:

What are you doing for the summer?

"I am working at the Rec Center and I went to Italy." -Jackie Beavers Gulf Breeze More...