December 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School board mulls block schedule

Some Gulf Breeze High parents are already expressing concerns about the possibility of block scheduling being implemented here next year by writing letters to the school board and administration. More...

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Community

COMMUNITY BRIEF

Light a candle for Sarah Brown Sunday Join the Compassionate Friends and light a candle for the Worldwide Candle Lighting event Sunday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. More...

End of Greenery

Items are removed Saturday from the Greenery restaurant in Gulf Breeze, which closed after 22 years of operation due to the illness of one of the owners. More...

Vandals damage GBSA baseball field

When Ron Pulley, director of Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation, arrived at work on the morning of Nov. 30, he found a very unpleasant surprise. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment Calendar

Thursday 12/6 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 12/7 Sandshaker Lounge Michael Jenks Band, 8:30 p.m. More...

'Fred Claus' labeled an abomination

Critic's Corner

"Fred Claus" Running Time: 107 minutes MPAA rating: PG Every year there's at least one teeth-gratingly awful Christmas movie inflicted upon an unsuspecting public ("Christmas With the Cranks" or "Jingle All the Way" or "Bad Santa" -- you ge More...

Navy Museum invites public to Pearl Harbor Survivor's Day

The Japanese Navy assault on Pearl Harbor was a surprise attack that shocked the U.S. on the morning of Dec. 7, 1941 and effectively drew the United States into World War II. Overall, twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet and the U.S.S. More...

Sports

Late foul shots lift GBHS to win over Catholic

. Two Zuniga free throws with 1.7 seconds left the difference

Deannette Zuniga scored a career-high 18 points, including two free throws with 1.7 seconds left, as the Lady Dolphins squeaked by Catholic 48-46 Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Short-handed Lady Dolphins edge Navarre

. Rodgers header the game-winner

Even without half of their original starting lineup, the Lady Dolphin soccer team found a way to win. More...

Sports Schedule

Dec. 6 Girls S vs. Catholic (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Dec. 7 Girls BKB at Milton (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5:30, Var. 7) Boys BKB vs. Milton (Ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6, Var. 7:30) Girls S vs. West Florida (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 6 Gold Coast Jewelry sale 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Gulf Breeze Hospital Educational building, 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Tree Lighting Ceremony 5:30 p.m. at the Lobby Entrance of Gulf Breeze Hospital. More...

Seniors

Christmas nostalgia and Winterfest return

As I do every year, I was recalling those long ago Christmas holidays and what a big deal my father made about "his" Christmas tree. More...

Health

Know who is performing your surgery

Dear Dr. McCollough: I have heard that in some teaching centers, trainees sometimes perform surgery that was scheduled under the name of their professor. Is this true? Dear Reader: Who will perform my surgery? More...

HEALTH BRIEFS

PJC hosts free AIDS testing, seminar The Pensacola Junior College Bioethics Committee invites the community to view webcasts of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2007 Holiday Lecture on Science, "AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic. More...

Opinion

Reducing state government spending

Earlier this year, Florida's economy began to cool. Large increases in property taxes and property insurance, along with other problems in the housing and credit sectors, have meant Floridians now have less to spend. More...

On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

What color do you think the pedestrian overpass should be painted? More...

Letters to the Editor

Zero tolerance policies deny students their rights Students are denied civil rights at schools everywhere. My name is Marie Perkins and I am a citizen of Newark, Del. I Have two children; ages 13 and 17. More...

Legals

LEGALS

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 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...

SRC teacher raises possible

The Santa Rosa County School District's union bargaining team is going back to the negotiation table this week with the teacher's union. More...

State to repaint U.S. 98 overpass

What's big, blue, highly visible and badly in need of a paint job? It's the pedestrian overpass on Highway 98 that offers Gulf Breeze students safe passage over the area's busiest corridor, and the state wants to repaint it in 2010. More...

I-10 bridge to memorialize Bogan

In addition to the positive imprint David Bogan left on all those he met, the former Project Manager of the I-10 Escambia Bay bridges will be remembered for his impact on the crucial corridor that connects Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. More...

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Island News

A dangerous drink

Lead found in Navarre Beach drinking water

Pensacola Beach water supply is not affected Navarre Beach utility officials are working to remove traces of lead in the drinking water in some homes. More...

A Bubba Christmas

I didn't get to go shopping on Black Friday. That's the day that most businesses move "into the black" for the year, because it is the biggest business shopping day of the year. The day after Thanksgiving is when Christmas is officially to begin. More...

A hug can mean more than a gift

Back during World War II, some American military persons were taking some R & R from the rigors of being on the front lines. They ended up in a small French village on Christmas Eve. More...

News

Public Hearing on Midway Fire District tax proposal is Tuesday

Got questions about Midway Fire District's proposal for fire assessment fees going on the ballot Jan. 29? The best time to get all the answers to all your questions or concerns would be at the public hearing scheduled for Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. More...

Correction:

A name was misspelled In the Nov. 21 issue in an article titled "Students learn Rotary principles." The correct spelling is Abby Gubernat. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy and we regret any errors in our publication. More...

Faith

Make your Holiday decorations 'green' and support charity

Nothing beats the smell of a fresh cut fraser fir, just ask members of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club. The Optimists set up shop and sell the trees every year for the holiday season. More...

FAITH BRIEFS

Supper with Santa is at St. Ann Discovery St. Ann Discovery School invites residents to come enjoy a spaghetti dinner, photos, and fun with Santa on Friday, Dec. 7. Santa will be available beginning at 4:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

BETTY LOUISE FENTERS 1924-2007

Betty Fenters, 83, of Gulf Breeze passed away at Gulf Breeze Hospital after a valiant battle with cancer on Nov.27, 2007. She was born in South Bend, Indiana on Jan. 24, 1924 to Samuel and Estelle Hufford and had resided in Gulf Breeze since 1959. More...

KIMBAL THELMA SMITH 1912 - 2007

Kimbal Thelma Smith, 95, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007. Kimbal was a native of Liberty City, Ala, born Aug. 20, 1912. Kimbal resided in Liberty City up until 1990, when her son brought her to live in Gulf Breeze. More...

Business

Destin Commons opens parking garage

Destin Commons' General Manager Darin Grigg announced the center's new parking garage is completed, open and ready for holiday shoppers. More...

GB lawyer achieves unique certification

J. Nevin Shaffer, Jr., Gulf Breeze intellectual property lawyer, is one of 80 Florida lawyers whom The Florida Bar recently certified as specialists. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Landrum receives GSA Landrum Professional was recently awarded the Governor's Sterling Award (GSA) for Performance Excellence. The GSA is the greatest honor our Governor can bestow on a Florida organization. More...

Home & Garden

Christmas Gift Guide for Him

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Top 10 tips for making the best cookies

Traditionally, cookies are fairly simple, because until the middle of the 20th century, white sugar and white flour were kept 'for company only'. More...

Christmas tree choice may reflect your personality

According to some researchers at Home Depot, your Christmas tree choice mirrors your disposition. Just like your home decor reflects your personality, your choice in holiday trimming echoes your thoughts. Let's see what this means. More...