November 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire victims give thanks to community

While most families gave thanks for great sales or extra helpings of turkey last week, one Gulf Breeze family is thankful they are all in one piece. More...

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GBES kids share the gifts

"Kids helping kids" was the theme as several classes at Gulf Breeze Elementary School presented wrapped gifts to volunteers hosting a party for the area's foster children. More...

Raceway service station closed

The Raceway gas station located on Highway 98 near Garcon Point is closed. A corporate spokesman said they are seeking an operator for the store and it will reopen as soon as one is located. More...

Baby of the Week

Great Grandpa Bernard lives in Milton and says he has the prettiest Granddaughter in Santa Rosa County. Pictured are nine month old Marcia Maria Tolbert (baby) and Holly Tolbert (Mom) Marcia likes Mommy, Daddy, Kitty and the Adams Family Song. More...


City vacates old Daniel Drive easement

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved vacating areas to the east and west of Daniel Drive formerly qualified as an easement. More...

GB leaders tapped for School Board, chamber Christmas parade

Local Realtor and former Gulf Breeze High School Principal Cherry Fitch and Gulf Breeze school board member Ed Gray III were both recently selected for leadership roles. More...


The article titled "Permanent GB license office opens" in the Nov. 21 issue appeared without an address. The address for the new office is 2744 Gulf Breeze Parkway. More...


Farrell a WBMS teacher worth smiling about

Woodlawn Beach Middle School has so many teachers worth smiling about, however, Ms. Shannon Farrell has been selected as WBMS Teacher Worth Smiling About for the month. More...

Branco a black belt

Elizabeth Branco, a fifth grade student at Gulf Breeze Elementary School, earned her black belt at Poff's Taekwondo on October 17. More...


Lutherans turn to the cross and grace

This is my eighth "Ministry Moment" I have written and I want to thank the Gulf Breeze News for allowing me this opportunity. It has been good discipline. After seven months some readers may wonder, "What in the world is a Lutheran? More...


Risen Savior hosts holiday VBS On Saturday, Dec. 1, members of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, located at 9664 Navarre Parkway, will host their third annual "Christmas for Kids" from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...


Senior Scene

Be careful what standard you set

When we look in our mirrors, few of us are entirely satisfied with what we see. Most of us fall into one of two shapes - we're either an apple, or a pear. More...


Elderly susceptible to depression during holidays

The Holidays are just around the corner and while most people look forward to this time as being a time of celebration, the elder population is at an increased risk for depression and might not have the same level of excitement and anticipation tha More...

Home & Garden

Christmas Gift Guide for Her


Add fruit to the landscape with Oriental persimmon

Late fall through winter is a great time to add fruit trees to your landscape. One that should be considered is the persimmon. Persimmons are attractive trees that add both beautifully colored fruit and showy fall leaf colors to the landscape. More...

Noritake china in a popular pattern

I have a set of china marked "Noritake" "Azalea" "No, 19322- 252622." There are nine fruit bowls, nine bread and butter plates, meat platter, gravy boat, sugar and creamer, butter dish, candy dish, relish dish, a long serving dish, two cake serving More...



- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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 there More...

FBI closes in on robbery suspect

Federal investigators are getting closer to formally indicting a man they believe may be responsible for bank robberies in Gulf Breeze and Escambia County, police said. More...

Condiment burglar hits Cancun's

A man attempting to steal beer from a local restaurant ended up with only a pocketful of condiments and a scraped hand. Jereb Shane Johnson, 20, was arrested just before 11:30 p.m. on Nov. More...

Church spreads Thanksgiving cheer

St. Paul's United Methodist Church of Gulf Breeze fed a lot of people free on Thanksgiving Day. Not only did between 200-225 folks from the community show up to enjoy the turkey and trimmings free, but after the dinner doors closed at 4 p.m. More...



Island News

Bubba's Beach

The holidays

Hey, it's the Holiday Season! Welcome to the annual controversary of Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays, or Christmas Parade vs. More...

'Joy for the Beach' concert Tuesday

Thanksgiving is over and the holiday season swings into full gear as The Pensacola Beach Optimist Club Presents "Joy for the Beach! A Holiday Concert" Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. More...

Doing a favor

Scott Neal, Pensacola Beach Optimist vice president, loads up Thanksgiving dinner for 30 Favor House families, collected by club members and members of the community, for delivery to the organization Monday, Nov. 19. More...


Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 11/29 Paddy O' Leary's Traditional Music Session, 7:30 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 11/30 Sandshaker Lounge Wildwood, 8:30 p.m. More...

Bee Movie' lacks Seinfeldian wit

Critic's Corner

"Bee Movie" Running Time: 95 minutes MPAA rating: PG You'd think with all the buzz surrounding Jerry Seinfeld's pet project, "Bee Movie," that the film would have had a little more sting to it. I mean, this is Seinfeld we're talkin' 'bout. More...

Pensacola Junior College hosts art fundraiser for charity

Pensacola Junior College invites the community to get down and artsy at "Throw a Bowl for Manna," a fundraiser where guests can throw bowls at the potter's wheel. The fun runs 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. More...


Sports Schedule

Nov. 29 Boys BKB at Jay (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Boys S vs. Fort Walton Beach (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) JV WR vs. Niceville, 6 p.m. Nov. 30 Girls BKB vs. Catholic (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7) Dec. 1 Girls S vs. More...

Dolphins blank Tigers, then suffer first loss

The Gulf Breeze boys soccer team improved to 6-0 with a 3-0 win over PHS Nov. 17 before losing 3-2 at Niceville two days later. Dolphins 3, PHS 0 Brad Parrish scored five minutes in to lead the Dolphins to a win. More...

Sports Briefs

Gulf Coast Youth Basketball registration underway Youth Select Basketball Team and Player Registration for ages 8-14 for 2008 Gulf Coast Youth Pro Basketball (GCYPB) Season is now open. More...



Ray Warron Miller of Pensacola, Florida left us here on earth, Saturday morning, November 17, 2007, at his home in Marcus Point. Mr. Miller was born in Chancellor, Ala. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Nov. 29 No meetings scheduled as of press time. Friday, Nov. 30 "It's a Wonderful Life in Gulf Breeze" Christmas Parade Meeting, 8 a.m. More...


Financial Snapshot

Understand durable powers of attorney

Durable powers of attorney are very useful tools when planning for the possibility of physical or mental incapacity. More...

Baptist presents 2007 Hollinger award winners

The Baptist Health Care Foundation recently held its annual meeting at the Pensacola Yacht Club to celebrate donors and recognize the past year's achievements. More...


Resort Realty wins national award Home By Design, a national marketing and advertising real estate corporation, recently recognized Mark Lee and Cherry Fitch of Resort Realty as two of its top national clients, with more than $20 million in c More...


My Two Cents

Is your drug plan naughty or nice?

The holidays are here again. That means it's time for decorations, gifts, family, friends, and food. More...

Letters to the Editor

South Santa Rosa County needs a court facility I read the recent article regarding efforts to build a new courthouse in Santa Rosa County. As a lawyer, I am very well aware of the problems that we have with our present courthouse in Milton. More...