January 10, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

City to test weekly garbage collection

In an attempt to control monthly expense for residents, the City of Gulf Breeze will test offering garbage pickup only once each week beginning Feb. 1. More...

Man arrested for golf cart fraud

Investigators are looking for more information about a man who they say took advantage of senior citizens. More...

Special Sections



Florida Tax Watch questions Midway proposal

A representative for the Florida TaxWatch organization said Midway Fire District's proposed referendum, which has the potential to increase the district's funding by $1. More...

City plans park meeting

Apark master planning workshop will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at Gulf Breeze City Hall. More...


An incorrect URL appeared in the article titled "Zoo raises $1 million" in the Dec. 27 issue. The correct address is www.thezoonorthwestflorida. org. Gulf Breeze News strives for 100 percent accuracy. We regret any errors in our publication. More...


Lee loses credibility in new film

There is nothing more certain to suck the will to live from your body than sitting through 90 minutes of watching actors like David Cross and Jason Lee losing every shred of dignity, self-respect and Indie Cred they ever had, while still enduring t More...


Artel Gallery features Mardi Gras exhibit through Jan. 18 Get ready for Mardi Gras, an exhibit of festive masks made by Escambia County students. The exhibit runs through Jan. 18 at Artel Gallery in Pensacola. More...

2007-08 Gulf Breeze High senior football players

Photo courtesy of AthletesFeatsPhotography.com Mike Tugwell, escorted by parents Jim and Judy Harris and Linda and Chris Tugwell. More...


Christian TV pioneer dies at 74 on New Year's Eve

The founder and president/ CEO of Son Broadcasting Network, Dr. Belarmino "Blackie" Gonzalez passed away at the age of 74 on Jan. 2 after suffering a massive stroke New Year's Eve. More...


First Baptist offers new Bible studies First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze recently announced the following Bible studies: Beth Moore's "Stepping Up" Themes such as unity, joy and gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, fa More...


Cats can always tell if they're wanted

It has been quite a while since I have had a cat living in my home. But recently my visiting son and daughter-inlaw brought their cat along with them on a visit. More...


Oral cancer is more prevalent than cervical cancer

Nowadays, people are looking for a lot more than basic dental care. The dental team at Great Smiles of the Emerald Coast, led by Dr. More...


Parmley joins Nemours Richard Parmley, MD, has joined Nemours Children's Clinic in Pensacola as a pediatric hematologist/ oncologist. Dr. More...


Political Cartoon


Midway Fire District needs extra tax to keep 20 firefighters on staff

My name is Shannon Stone and I am a Navarre/ Midway resident that receives emergency services by both Holly Navarre Fire Department and the Midway Fire Department. I wanted to comment on several items in reference to your recent article. More...

Letters to the Editor

Firefighters cannot put a price on a human life My name is Jonathan Kanzigg, I am an employee of the Midway [Fire District]. I would love for you to be a firefighter or paramedic for one day and realize that your job saves lives. More...

Arson remains unsolved

Three months after a fire destroyed a Whisper Bay home, the charred frame still stands on Sandy Ridge Lane and neighbors want answers. State fire officials determined the cause of the fire to be arson and say no arrests have been made. More...

Former GB Mayor questions variance

At the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting Jan. 3, former Mayor Dr. Bert Jordan voiced his concerns that the council approved a height variance the previous week for the Driftwood Condominium development on Live Oak Street. More...



Island News

UWF: Oriskany divers generate $3.6M to local economy

Astudy by the University of West Florida (UWF) indicates a $2 million annual economic impact on Escambia County from scuba divers visiting the USS Oriskany, the world's largest artificial reef sunk off Pensacola in 2006. More...

SRIA to discuss tax impact

Chamber President Jeff Elbert is encouraging all interested parties to attend a special meeting of the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA). The meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 3 p.m. in the SRIA board room. More...

Surfer's Memorial

The 18th Annual Surfer's Memorial will be Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. at The Break Pensacola Beach. More...


Sports Schedule

Jan. 10 Girls BKB vs. West Florida (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5:30, Var. 7) Boys S vs. Milton (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Jan. 11 Boys S at Navarre (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Jan. 12 WR at Bay Invitational, 10 a.m. JV WR at Crestview, 10 a.m. More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS Student Council 5K Run/Walk Jan. 19 Gulf Breeze High School Student Council presents the Kids for Camp 5K Run/Walk January 19 at 8 a.m. The race will start at the GBHS Stadium. More...

Dolphins lose close ones in Tampa

GBHS loses to tourney champs opener, drop three more after holding lead at half

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team led four of the five games they played in last week's Soccer Inc. Tournament in Tampa at the half, only to come back to Gulf Breeze with a 1-4 showing. More...


HENRY J. 'BUD' CRICHTON, JR. 1920-2007

Bud J. Crichton, Jr., age 87, a 40-year resident of Gulf Breeze, passed away peacefully on Friday, Dec. 21 at home. Bud was born in Pontiac, Mich. on Jan. 7, 1920. He was a life member of the Elks Lodge. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 10 IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, 5 to 7 p.m., Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 South Jefferson Street, Pensacola. Call Marny Needle at 850-932-3004 for more information. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 1/10 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Ragtyme Grill J.B. Davis, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 1/11 Sandshaker Lounge Michael Jenks Band, 8:30 p.m. More...


Economists: economy slow, but recession unlikely in 2008

The fallout from the housing slump and the so-called "credit crunch" will prove less severe than many fear, said Wells Fargo's senior economists during the company's annual economic forecast teleconference earlier this week. More...


Hospice CEO elected to NHPCO Covenant Hospice President and CEO, Dale O. Knee, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). More...

Home & Garden

Florida Nursery Growers unveil 2008 Plants of the Year

The Florida Nursery Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) recently announced their 2008 selections for Florida Plants of the Year. The Florida Plants of the Year program is designed to promote the use of superior and proven Florida plants. More...

Fiskars encourages community gardening through Project Orange Thumb

Since 2003, Fiskars has inspired and encouraged creative expression through gardening with Project Orange Thumb. More...



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