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Car theft suspect caught

A vehicle stolen from a Gulf Breeze residence was recovered on Pensacola Beach Sept. 25. A Gulf Breeze man reported his wallet and white 1997 Acura stolen from his residence on the 100 block of Stearns Street on Sept. 16. More...

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Community

Instruments donated to south end schools

Like kids in a candy store, local middle school band directors excitedly sifted through musical instruments piled onstage at Pensacola Junior College's Ashmore Auditorium Sept. 25. More...

GB Optimists deemed 'Distinguished'

Tom Naile, new North Florida District Governor and outgoing treasurer of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club, received a standing ovation from more than 90 optimists attending the Installation and Awards Banquet, Sept. 18 at St. Ann's Parish Hall. More...

Paint Santa Rosa Contest adds a third 'Paint Out' location

Paint Santa Rosa is adding the third outdoor location. The Zoo of Northwest Florida, located at 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, is scheduled for a "Paint Out" Saturday, Oct. 6. Artists in the Northwest Florida area are invited paint from 10 a.m. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 10/4 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Mike Quinn, 6 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. More...

Spears' negative criticism undeserved

Q: What do you make of the fallout from Britney Spears' appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards? - A Reader, via e-mail A: While I think it's a shame that Britney's performance wasn't quite up to snuff, More...

THINGS TO DO

Musicians and music lovers invited to participate in'Jazz Jam' The Jazz Society will hold its regular second-Monday Jazz Jam session at eat! restaurant, located at 286 N. Palafox Street in Pensacola, on Oct. 8. The session starts at 7 p.m. More...

Sports

Dolphins 0-for-no more

Hurd rushes for 178 yards, GBHS gets first win

You'll have to excuse the Dolphin football team and cheerleaders, many of whom are in their first varsity season. More...

Sports Schedule

Oct. 4 Boys G vs. Navarre at Tiger Point, 2 p.m. Girls G vs. Choctaw and Niceville at Tiger Point, 3 p.m. VB vs. Milton (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5, Var. 6) JV, Ninth grade FB at West Florida Tech (5/7 p.m. Oct. 5 FB vs. More...

GB Ladies Bowling League High games, series

SCRATCH GAMES - L. Stovall 199;M.Smith 197;T. Pitt 195;M.Jones 193; C. Morrison 190; B.Vose 190 SCRATCH SERIES - M. JONES 508; C. MORRISON 482; B. VOSE 481; C. CANNON 480; T. PITT 470; M NORMAN 470 More...

Obituaries

JEFFREY CRAIG SCHROEDER

Jeffrey Craig Schroeder, 48, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, died on September 15, 2007, on Whidbey Island, Washington, after a ninemonth battle with pancreatic cancer. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 4 Capital Outlay Funding and School Board Policy Workshop, 9 a.m., School District Administrative Offices, 5086 Canal Street, Milton Friday, Oct. 5 No meetings scheduled as of press time Saturday, Oct. More...

Business

Hospice offers annuities

Many people have the investment goal of being able to insure a guaranteed stream of income and do so by purchasing Certificates of Deposits (CDs) or investing in immediate-fixed annuities from an insurance company. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

AppRiver honored by state AppRiver LLC, a provider of email security solutions with offices in Gulf Breeze , was recently awarded a 2007 Florida Governor's Business Diversification Award. More...

Home & Garden

Corn and crab bisque is tasty

Completely bored with cooking? Tired of looking through old magazines for something that sounds interesting? A new unofficial club has formed - the Bored with Cooking Club. More...

Builder's Stone now offers cutting-edge design ideas for your home and garden

Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to enhance the appearance of their homes. They ordinarily make charming structural improvements, meticulously manicure the landscaping or add attractive features such as pools or fountains. More...

Wind resistant trees to be featured at Fall Field Day Sat. Oct. 6

The University of Florida Santa Rosa County Extension Staff and the Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners is hosting their Third Annual Fall Field Day on Saturday, October 6 from 8 a.m. to noon. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT JOHN L HICKS TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

County to fund lights until 2008

The county's youth sports associations will not have to start paying their own light bills at their recreation parks until Jan. 1, 2008. More...

Midway Fire Commission defends budget

Some residents who showed up at last week's Midway Fire District meeting said they were outraged at what they thought was a hefty tax increase by the district for the next budget year beginning Oct.1. More...

GBHS grad awarded $350,000

A federal jury awarded Gulf Breeze High School graduate Addison Salter $350,000 last week after determining Escambia County Sheriff's deputies used excessive force to subdue him in 2005. More...

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Island News

Feast with the Beasts

It was a wild night under the stars Friday at the Zoo as hundreds mingled and sampled food from 29 area restaurants. More...

Knowing when not to speak makes life smoother

Saying the right thing at the right time is a lot more difficult than saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But, even more difficult than that is not saying anything. I imagine most of us find ourselves in that situation from time to time. More...

New hotels planned for Pensacola Beach

The first phase of what will be a huge resort hotel is going to get underway, and Portofino announces the final phase of its project as both received conceptual approval from the Santa Rosa Island Authority last week. More...

News

Correction:

In the Sept. 27 issue the ages of J.D. Roy Atchison's children were listed incorrectly. Atchison has two children in college and one in high school. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy and we regret any errors in our publication. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

School

New GBHS teachers

The new teachers & faculty members at Gulf Breeze High are (front, from left) Ashley Turner (guidance), Tiair Champlin (math and science), Mariette Stevenson (biology), Jason Lavaway (English), Cheri Hyder (ESE), Monica Bastida, (Spanish), Monica Gri More...

New GBMS teachers

The new teachers and faculty members at Gulf Breeze Middle School are (from left): Patti Triplett (Gifted Enhancement, sixth, seventh and eighth grades), Debbie Hepworth (Guidence Couselor, sixth grade and A-L in seventh grade); Katie Brandon (Teache More...

2007 GBHS Homecoming Court

The following girls will represent their classes on the Gulf Breeze High Homecoming Court. They are (front row, from left): seniors Ashlee Ritter, Mallory Griffin, Brittany Anderson, Lauren Fleming, Kadee Kennedy and Jackie Robinson. More...

Faith

Local artist donates to Interfaith

Ruth Ross is donating her watercolor and quache painting, "The Mobile Light House 1885," for the Interfaith Ministries live auction that will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the First Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze beginning 10 am. More...

Blessing of the pets at the Community Life Center

Photos courtesy of Robyn Philips A diversity of pets could be found at the Community Life Center's Blessing of the Pets ceremony Sept. 23. Above, young Sarah brought her dog Daisy and looks at Willow the barn owl from the zoo. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

St. Ann prepares for a busy October St. Ann Catholic Church has a full month lined up this October. On Mondays, the prayer group Community of Praise meets in the Chapel at 7 p.m., followed by refreshments in the parish hall. On Monday, Oct. More...

Health

Baptist to open second campus at Navarre medical park

Baptist Medical Park Navarre this month unveiled its second campus facility to better meet the needs of the growing community. More...

Chemical peels are best for wrinkles

Dear Dr. McCollough: I received one of your books and certainly learned much. I have recently quit smoking and I have the "smoker's lines" above my upper lip. What kind of procedure would help this? More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Cleveland joins GB hospital board David Cleveland is the newest member of the Gulf Breeze Hospital Community board of directors. Cleveland currently serves as senior vice president for The Highpointe Hotel Corporation. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Are we 'stupid, ignorant' voters?

Hometown Democracy is a citizen campaign to change our state Constitution in the 2008 election. The idea is for local voters, not elected officials, to make major growth decisions. They key word here is major - not every little detail. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT." By Franklin Hayes

How would you like to see local governments spend your tax dollars? More...