August 2, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Mahi Mahi shuts down

Bay Breeze Inn management confirmed that the Mahi Mahi Seafood and Grill restaurant, located within the hotel at 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway is now closed due to lack of business. The eatery's last day of business was July 28. More...

Community bands together to help zoo

Riley Nicholson, 5, giggled with enthusiasm as she dispersed half-page flyers throughout her neighborhood. More...

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Schools move toward cashless system

School lunches will have at least a couple new items in some of the schools this Fall. And the Food Service contractor who handles Santa Rosa County School lunches, Sodexho, is trying to move toward a cashless school lunch line as fast as possible. More...

Local photography contest winners announced

Several residents of the Gulf Breeze and Navarre areas were recently recognized for their photographic art in the Power of Photography juried show, July 20-22, in Pensacola. More...

Solve murder mysteries at the GB library

You Never Know … who dunnit. The cracks in the foundation lead to a body. Is it the man who's been missing for five years? And is it an accident… or murder? More...


Harry Potter should be longer

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" Running time: 138 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13

Just so you know where I stand, I think "Prisoner of Azkaban" was the best Harry Potter film in the series, with "Goblet of Fire" coming a very close second. The first two films weren't that great, in my opinion. More...

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 8/2 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session Paradise Bar & Grill Little Ronnie, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Mike Quinn, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. Friday 8/3 Capt-N Fun's Velcro Pygmies, 10:30 p.m. More...


First week of August brings visual arts to forefront

Blue Morning Gallery is featuring the latest art work of painter Pauleene Smith, jeweler Monique Webb, and photographer Christine Chandler at an exhibit running through Aug. 25. More...


New era of football begins at Tiger Point

Nearly 100 kids became Tiger Point Tiger football players for the first time as practice opened Monday at Tiger Point Park. Tiger Point will field three teams this season - Mini Mites (ages 7-8), Mites (ages 9-10) and Midgets (ages 11-12). More...

Wave wins one, loses one at World Series

Amberson, Niles combine for threehit shutout in opener

The GBSA 9U All Star team, the Wave, went 1-1 in its first two games at the Dizzy Dean World Series this past weekend in Southaven, Miss. The Wave beat the Rockdale (Ga.) Raptors 10-0 before losing to Fossil Park 20-7. More...

U14 team wins at Summer Sizzler

The Gulf Breeze 13-14 year old Dolphins won the 16th annual GBSA Summer Sizzler, beating Fort Walton Beach 11-3 in the championship game. Justin Ratte threw a six-hitter, striking out 10. More...



1916 - 2007

Marion Virginia Cooksey, 90, of Gulf Breeze passed away Friday, July 20, 2007. Marion, referred to as "Nana" by her friends and family, was loved and cherished for her kind heart, sweet disposition, her feistiness and her great sense of humor. More...


Mary Elizabeth "Betsy" Foley passed away Friday, July 20. She was born in Drexel Hill, PA, and lived most of her life in the Philadelphia, PA area. She then lived in Pine Knoll Shores, NC until her move to Navarre in September, 2004. More...


1926 - 2007

Calvin Coolidge Foust, age 80, of Gulf Breeze passed away Saturday, July 21, 2007 at a local health facility. Mr. Foust has been a resident of Santa Rosa County since 1946 after being honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. Mr. More...


Clear up the hype about cosmetic surgery

Dear Dr. McCollough: What could I learn from a consultation with a facial or plastic surgeon? Dear Reader: Before you decide on any cosmetic procedure, you should consider taking with a plastic surgeon. More...


Senior Bowl donates $25,000 Officials from Food World and the Senior Bowl recently presented a $25,000 donation to Sacred Heart Children's Hospital to purchase equipment for the hospital's new neonatal/ pediatric ambulance. More...


City faces challenges for '08 budget

The City of Gulf Breeze is facing significant challenges this year making revenues match expenses in our local municipal budget. More...

GB News subscriptions could pave the way

They won the game, and then reality set in: travel to the upcoming little league world series was going to cost money, lots of money. More...

Letters to the Editor

Where are all the Russian supertanker planes?

Media reports show that the Russian air tanker fleet at Global Emergency Response at have always offered to come in to stop our fires on a promotional cost only basis but the U.S. More...



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GB Proper bank robbed

Gulf Breeze Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred July 27 at the People's First Community Bank on Shoreline Drive. According to the police report, the suspect entered the bank around 1 p.m. and demanded money with a small handgun. More...

Senator Gaetz visits Gulf Breeze

Senator Don Gaetz (RNiceville) started his "Neighborhood Day' in Gulf Breeze last Tuesday at 6:45 a.m. at the Gulf Breeze Rotary breakfast meeting in the Andrews Institute Human Performance Center. More...

County asks sheriff to cut budget

Taxpayers of Santa Rosa County do not want law enforcement cut back during the county commission budget process for next year. More...

Resource officers cut

Don't look for any uniforms from the sheriff department walking the halls of Santa Rosa County elementary schools this Fall. You won't find any. School Supt. More...



Island News

DEP becomes more transparent

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is providing more program documents online for easy access to the public. More...


T. Bubba Bechtol dishes up local humor for the masses

Once upon a time, there was a man who thought in a funny way. He looked upon the things that other people accept as normal and decided they were worth commentary. Then, other people began to see the humor in ordinary things as well and T. More...

ECAT plans to end bus service to beach

Public transportation may be eliminated from Pensacola to Pensacola Beach, based on a new proposal by ECAT, Escambia County's transit authority. More...


Welcome to the world

Zoo officials reported the birth of two animals at The Zoo of Northwest Florida. A male kudu (pictured above) and a female eland were born July 25 and July 28 respectively. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 7/24/07 Czarnecki, Rodney Warren, 36, W/M, 9000 block of Quail Roost Drive, Navarre, larceny more than $300 and less than $5000 7/25/07 Neblett, Candy Sue, 47, W/F, 2000 block of Oakey Court, Navarre, More...

Highway Patrol lists checkpoints for August

Officers with the Florida Highway Patrol will be conducting license checks at the following locations in Santa Rosa County throughout August: Aug. More...


Brown new Gulf Breeze High Dean of Students

Becky Brown has been chosen to be the Gulf Breeze High School Dean of Students. More...

Blind students graduate Summer Program at IBWF

Independence for the Blind of West Florida (IB West) ended its annual Summer Transition program with a ceremony for its 10 graduates Wednesday July 18 at the New World Landing. More...

ROTC challenges college students, high school cadets

While many area high school and college students are working summer jobs or soaking up rays, college midshipmen and area cadets have been challenged mentally and physically at summer programs. More...


Churches to host citywide mass

The St. Ann and Our Lady of the Assumption Community of Praise will host a city-wide Mass with Prayers for Healing Aug 13. All local prayer groups are invited to come share prayer and praise at 7 p.m. in the main church. Fr. More...

New women's Bible study at GBUMC

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church is proud to present the Beth Moore Video based study, When Godly People do Ungodly Things Wednesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:30am from Aug 29 through Oct. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Aug. 2 No meetings scheduled as of press time Friday, Aug. 3 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, Aug. More...


Plastic reminds one of days of paper

Recently, while slipping a drycleaner's bag over an evening dress before putting it among the others in an already overcrowded closet, I was reminded of those long ago days before plastic . . . More...

Council on Aging 2007-2008 Board of Directors elected, awards presented

The Council on Aging of West Florida recently held is annual meeting of the nonprofit organization's members and supporters. Following a presentation by guest speaker Secretary of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs E. Douglas Beach, Ph. D. More...

Home & Garden

All about wicker

How and when wicker went weatherproof

After the war, aluminum aircraft manufacturers retooled to furnish the Baby Boom with folding lawn furniture. This all-American creation of woven plastic on a lightweight metal frame replaced its age old predecessor, rattan. More...

New unofficial club shares recipe ideas

Completely bored with cooking? Tired of looking through old magazines for something that sounds interesting? More...

Chicken Spinach Salad

Arefreshing main-dish salad for hot summer days! 6 cups torn fresh spinach leaves, stems removed and discarded 2 cups torn radicchio or shredded red cabbage 2 cups (10 ounces) diced cooked chicken breast 1/2 cup chopped green onion More...