December 20, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters to decide on Midway Fire levy

Midway Fire District will place a proposal for a special fire assessment on the Jan. 29, 2008 ballot. But the vote to go with the referendum proposal was not unanimous among board members. More...

GBMS principal honored by state

Gulf Breeze Middle School Principal Jennifer Granse was honored by the state and at the last Santa Rosa County School Board meeting for her efforts in operating a 21st century library media center. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

GB couple dominates Senior Games

The results are in from the 2007 Florida Senior Games State Championships, and one Gulf Breeze couple brought home five medals. Drake and Beverly Shepard both competed in the games, held in Cape Coral over the course of Dec. 1- 9. More...

Atlantis, local astronaut delayed until January

Naval aviator, astronaut and former local resident Cmdr. Alan Poindexter will have to wait just a little longer until his lifelong dream comes true. More...

New visitor center opens in Navarre

Navarre Park has a new centerpiece to be open to the public officially Jan. 2. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 12/20 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 12/21 Sandshaker Lounge Michael Jenks Band, 8:30 p.m. More...

Audiences 'Enchanted' by Disney parody

Critic's Corner

"Enchanted" Running Time: 1 hour 47 minutes MPAA rating: PG "Enchanted" -- a Disney movie that parodies Disney -- is one of those movies that could so easily fall on its face. More...

THINGS TO DO

Santa makes his rounds in Midway neighborhoods tonight

Santa is coming to neighborhoods in the Midway Fire District. Below are the dates and order of routes. The routes will begin at 5 p.m. each night. More...

School

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

GBES students hope teeth on gift list

Chandler Burtt, first grade More...

Give her a hand

GBHS assistant principal Angie Donlan (right) leads the cheers as Principal Sylvan Ladner presents Jennifer Close with a bouquet of flowers for being named 2008 Gulf Breeze High Teacher of the Year. More...

Deadline to purchase Gulf Breeze High yearbooks approaching fast

Yearbooks are on sale for $75. You must purchase a yearbook by January 23 to be guaranteed your yearbook. THERE WILL NOT BE MANY EXTRAS! More...

Faith

Find a Christmas eve service

Calvary Chapel - Gulf Breeze, 1140 Harrison Avenue: 3p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., Christmas at Calvary. Details: 850-932-8197. First Baptist of Gulf Breeze, 555 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze: 6 p.m. to 7 p.m, Christmas Eve Service. More...

Business

Stuff stockings with 'Whatnots' in GB

Polka-Tots & Whatnots is a children's upscale resale and gift shop located in suite 29 in Harbourtown in Gulf Breeze. Owner Tiffany Busbee Ford opened the children's shop about six weeks ago. More...

BUSINESS BRIEFS

Absolute Consulting honored by chamber

Absolute Consulting, Inc. has been recognized as the December Small Business of the Month by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. The business opened in 1997 with only two employees and has shown tremendous growth. More...

Opinion

Golden Compass article needs balance

I am writing because of the article in the Gulf Breeze News about "The Golden Compass." I have read the books and do not think it is only about atheism. I could look at the story as evil vs. good instead of killing God or atheist views. More...

Water and energy conservation begins at home

This year saw unprecedented water shortages in the Southeast, as drought and a battle over available supplies took its toll on the region. The crisis drew attention to the impact of both individual water use and large-scale water management. More...

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the anonymous holiday fecal donors This holiday season I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the anonymous donors who have so generously given over the years. It saddens me to announce that the giving must now stop. More...

I-10 bridge dedicated to Bogan

Driving from Pensacola to Milton will never be the same for one Gulf Breeze family. Dove and Joy Bogan, wife and daughter of the late David Bogan, attended a dedication ceremony Dec. More...

Gulf Breeze man faces fraud charge

A Gulf Breeze man is accused of fraudulently collecting $40,000 from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to pay for Hurricane Katrina damages that investigators say never happened. Stephen P. More...

Guardians of freedom get guardian angels

Most people respect and admire the soldiers currently stationed in Iraq whether they support the current administration's war on terror or not. More...

Events

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Island News

Peace is calm amid the storm

Advent/Christmas is a season when we think especially about peace. More...

A joyous occasion

The JOY FOR THE BEACH singers give all in attendance a nice helping of Christmas spirit with joyful songs and sing alongs. More...

Campanella will chair SRIA board

The Island Authority's only elected member was elected chair of the panel for 2008. Dr. Thomas Campanella, the representative for Pensacola Beach, will succeed Vernon Prather as chairman. More...

News

GBHS grad eyes Naval Academy

A recent Gulf Breeze High School graduate got an early Christmas present this year - a congressional nomination for the U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) in Annapolis, Md. More...

City rescue craft capsizes

The Gulf Breeze Fire Department Rescue boat was responding to a marine emergency Saturday night when it was capsized by rough weather. The boat was towed out of the Wayside Park boat launch, above, after firemen on board swam it to the launch. More...

Trees for Gulf Breeze

The city's parks department received a grant from the Florida Division of Forestry and planted trees throughout the city limits. Contractors with B&C Nursery planted 114 crepe myrtles, 51 ligustrums and five red maples. More...

Sports

Bryan's buzzer-beating bucket beats Navarre

.Shreve's eightfooter as time expired gives Dolphins 49-48 win

Bryan Shreve's eight-foot turnaround found the bottom of the net as time expired to give a short-handed Dolphin basketball team a 49-48 win Friday at Navarre. More...

Wrestlers host first Invitational Saturday

. Eight teams to compete in first big meet at GBHS

The Gulf Breeze High wrestling team won three dual matches in as many days last week. The Dolphins are unbeaten in five dual meets this season as they head into the inaugural Dolphin Invitational Saturday, sponsored by the Andrews Institute. More...

Lady Dolphins lose title rematch

. GBHS goes 1-2 at Akers Classic, equalling loss total of 2006-07

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team gave up goal in the openi n g minutes of both halves of a 2-0 loss t o Orlando Bishop Moore in a rematch of the 2007 4A state title game Friday at the Michelle Akers Tournament in Orlando. More...

Seniors

Santa provokes Christmas memories

As I put the finishing touches on my Christmas wreath, I started thinking how many Christmases I have been through - more than 90! - and about the ones that stand out from the rest. Hmmm ... More...

Home & Garden

Christmas Gift Guide - Under $50

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Harvesting cool season vegetables

Vegetables grown during our cool season are some of the most delicious and nutritious that our home gardens can produce. Many of the vegetables that we planted in late summer and early fall are now ready to harvest - or will be soon. More...

Glazed ham a great holiday recipe

This is an easy and delicious ham to serve at Christmastime. For variety, brush the orange glaze on a roast turkey! More...

Legals

LEGALS

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