October 18, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Ex-basketball pro Dr. Alec Kessler dies

Former Southeastern Conference star and respected Andrews Institute physician Dr. Alec Kessler died unexpectedly Saturday, Oct. 13 from an apparent heart attack. The surgeon was participating in a basketball tournament at Gulf Breeze High School. More...

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Community

Hundreds attend memorial for Atchison

Roy Atchison's family and friends paid their last respects to the man they remembered as a family man, community leader and federal prosecutor. Hundreds of people attended the memorial service Tuesday, Oct. 9 at St. Ann Catholic Church. More...

Zoo's future is topic of chamber forum at PJC

Community raises nearly $400,000 toward goal

On Oct. 10, The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce and Gulf Breeze News sponsored a forum at Pensacola Junior College featuring officials from The Zoo - Northwest Florida to answer questions about their plans for the future. More...

Community group teaches safety

Safety Team for Escambia and Santa Rosa County (CTST), led by Margaret Cunningham, sponsored the Walk Your Child to School Day event on Thursday Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. at Gulf Breeze Elementary School (GBES). More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office. Felonies 10/10/07 Owens, Matthew Wade, 31, W/M, 5900 block of Capitol Drive, Gulf Breeze, possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, More...

School

GBHS 2007 Junior Homecoming attendants, escorts

Editorial Note: Junior, sophomore attendants, escorts will appear in the Oct. 25 issue More...

Homecoming a week of fun for everyone

Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Yeah, boy-eee! Above: Natalie Alverson and Jamie Beeler went back to the 80s for Blast From The Past Day, while (below) Kris Matsoukas (left) and Kyle Magnes went back to the 70s and beyound. More...

Faith

Oktoberfest begins tomorrow

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, located at 4257 Gulf Breeze Parkway, will be hosting their 18th Annual Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 19 and Saturday, Oct. 20. Admission is free. More...

Can-can do attitude

From left to right: Margaret Warren, Joyce Idoni, Elaine Kamin entertain a crowd at Gulf Breeze United Methodist with a "can-can" skit Oct. 8 during the church's Caring and Sharing fundraiser. Submitted photo More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Pastoral care week Covenant Hospice invites the community to honor the contributions of its dedicated pastoral care staff during Pastoral Care Week, Oct. 21 through 27. More...

Obituaries

SUSAN ELAINE CUTHILL

Susan Elaine Cuthill passed away at home in Largo on Sept. 13, 2007 at the age of 59. Susan formerly resided in Gulf Breeze, from 1988-1993 and was a devout member of The Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. More...

JAMIE VINER GIDDIS

Jamie Viner Giddis, 45, of Collierville, Tenn. passed away October 5, 2007, after a long battle with colon cancer. Her courage and strength served as an inspiration to everyone she touched. More...

Business

Market with email and avoid the 'spam' label

In recent years more businesses have been including email marketing as part of their overall marketing effort. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Will, trust and estate planning seminar at Andrews Jon Kagan of Raymond James Financial Services will host an educational seminar Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6 to 7:30 pm at the Andrew's Institute, located at 1020 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...

Living Water Medical Spa offers a lifetime of health and beauty

Dr. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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The front lines of pseudo-journalism

Traditional journalism has been so battered that it can hardly afford to receive another black eye. Remember the CBS Evening Snooze and the Dan Rather debacle regarding President George W. Bush's National Guard service? More...

On the Spot:

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

What holiday do you enjoy celebrating the most? More...

GB fire chief signs mutual aid

Twenty months from the time the original South Santa Rosa County Mutual/Automatic Aid Agreement for fire districts was first drawn up - all four south end fire districts plus Escambia Fire District have agreed to sign onto the agreement. More...

Diver marks 'new life' with dive on Oriskany reef

Jeromee McDonald Beaudette has been given a second chance to pursue her love of the coastal waters and she is literally diving in. She is preparing to take her second dive on the Oriskany on Oct. More...

GB man killed on 98

A Gulf Breeze man was killed last Wednesday night after walking into traffic on U.S. 98, a report from Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) said. The man was hit by one vehicle and run over by three others in front of the Taco Bell in Navarre. More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA finalizes hotel/condo policy

Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) Chair Vernon Prather introduced the most time consuming topic of last week's board meeting as the "infamous" condo/hotel policy/ordinance. Then, 90 minutes later,the board had given final approval to the document. More...

Married life

I like being married. I just can't "live with" a woman, never could. Maybe it is because I was raised in a time when that was sin. Maybe it is because I don't like the uncertainty of it all, and maybe it is because I'm just an old style moral man. More...

Enjoying fall weather

Motorcycles of all breeds line up in front of Cocodrie's for the annual Sugarbear motorcycle ride/fundraiser. Photos by Franklin Hayes/Gulf Breeze News More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 10/18 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill Tim Spencer, 6 p.m. Peg Leg Pete's Live Music, 6 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge All Star Band, 8 p.m. More...

'Resident Evil' series may continue

Critic's Corner

"Resident Evil: Extinction" Running Time: 95 minutes MPAA rating: R First, let's get this out of the way for the "R.E." fans out there: "Extinction" isn't as good as the original, but it's a ton better than "Apocalypse." Also: Return of t More...

Blue Morning Founder's Show now open

The Blue Morning Gallery Founder¹s is open through Nov. 10. Ten artists who have been with the gallery for the last ten years are exhibiting. More...

Sports

Dolphins blanked in Milton

GBHS enters possible playoff berth-clinching game off 41-0 loss

It took the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team four drives to get their offense going Friday. Unfortunately for them, Milton was on a different timetable. More...

Lady Dolphins win district golf title for fifth consecutive year

Ryals wins individual title with 76; Kansas State-bound Dorsey shoots 78

Sophomore Ashleigh Ryals, playing in the number one spot for the first time this season, proved worthy of the title, winning the individual title and leading the Lady Dolphins to their fifth consecutive District 1- A championship Monday at More...

Lady Raiders beat GBHS in five games - again

Navarre top seed at next week's district tourney, GBHS second seed

If it was a contest between pro athletes, it'd be worthy of being an ESPN 'Instant Classic.' For the second time this season, rivals Gulf Breeze and Navarre played a five-game match and for the second time this season, the Lady Raiders came out on More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 18 Committee for a Sustainable Emerald Coast Meeting, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Navarre Conference Center, 8700 Navarre Parkway, Navarre Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission Public Hearing, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Seniors

The older the child, the bigger the stack

In anticipation of the visit of two of my three sons, I am cleaning out desk drawers and gathering up all the memorabilia from over the years relating to each one. I notice that my oldest son has much more stuff in his stack. More...

Health

Navarre clinic honored by chamber

Holley Navarre Medical Clinic has been chosen as the Chamber's Small Business of the Month for October. Dr. Joel Rudman's practice joined the Chamber in 2005 and has been active in both the community and the Chamber. More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

Breast cancer seminar today at The Club Sacred Heart Hospital's Senior Service's program will present a free seminar on advances in breast cancer treatment on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 12 to 1 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

Oysters and pasta meals are fab for fall

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...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT NEPTUNE 1 LLC holder the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...