May 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Prom culminates lots of work

The Gulf Breeze High School Prom on Friday, May 9, will be the culmination of a year-long project of planning and work. More...

Neighbors protest city pier rule

During the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting Monday night, council members heard Police Chief Peter Paulding's neighbors' concerns over the proposed ordinance to alter set-back requirements for piers and boathouses. More...

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Several young ladies from Gulf Breeze received honors at the Girls Scouts of Northwest Florida banquet April 24. More...

Arson case cold, home demolished

A fire that destroyed a home in the Whisper Bay subdivision last October has been ruled an act of arson, but an investigation of the case has grown cold. More...

Ride With the Mayor set for Friday morning

May is National Bike Month, and that means it's time for the fifth annual Ride With the Mayor. Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist will lead a group of pedaling enthusiasts through the streets of the city beginning at 8 a.m. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies 04/28/2008 Strader, Travis Lee, W/M, 18, 2900 block of Ranchette Square, Gulf Breeze, burglary and larceny. 04/30/2008 Lainhart, Dean Bruno, W/M, 44, 1800 block of Eagle Bay Lane, violation of probation. More...

Illicit indoor farming

Nearly 300 pot plants found in Navarre house

The largest indoor marijuana-growing operation ever located by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office was discovered inside a Navarre home Saturday night. More...

Santa Rosa, Escambia commissions jointly support Mobile tanker project

The Northrop Grumman tanker project slated to bring 1,576 jobs to Mobile, Ala., next year also could be a $100 million boon to the Florida Panhandle economy. More...


First Methodist invites couples; Concord Presbyterian plans VBS

The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church offers many opportunities for study and fellowship for all ages. Looking for a couples group to join in with? More...

Concord VBS

Concord Presbyterian Church at 4191 Gulf Breeze Parkway will hold its annual Vacation Bible School on June 16-20 between 9 a.m. and noon each day. The theme will be 'Faith Expedition: Revealing the Treasures of God. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, May 8 Santa Rosa County Fire Protection Board of Adjustments and Appeals 4 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board 6 p.m. More...


Deftly shaping pretzels was a highlight of childhood

Every summer I spent several weeks visiting my cousin in Lititz, the small Pennsylvania town that was the source of that favorite snack of Americans everywhere - pretzels. More...


Political Cartoon


I-110 project already has me blue in face

Did you hear about the guy who appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show last week and set a world record -- 17 minutes, 4 seconds -- for holding his breath? The incredible feat was accomplished by David Blaine, a 35-year-old magician. More...


Have an opinion that needs to be shared with the Gulf Breeze community? Let your voice be heard by sending your letter, along with your name, address and telephone number to news@gulfbreezenews. com. More...

Galvan-Chavez to serve life in prison

Rogelio Galvan-Chavez, the former owner of now-closed Cancun Mexican Grill in Gulf Breeze, was sentenced to life in prison April 30 for operating a drug ring from his business and violating immigration laws. More...

Midway Fire District ISO rating climbs to Level 3

Better rating could result in lower area insurance rates

The Midway Fire District received a Santa Rosa County-best ISO fire protection rating of 3, effective Sept. 1. The result could mean lower insurance rates for consumers. "It's definitely a win for the community," MFD chief Steve Demeter said. More...

Robb: Military like farm work

Motto 'We Build, We Fight' was Construction Battalion's reality

Still working at age 81, World War II veteran Dick Robb still looks the part of a salty Seabee. More...

Coffins stir interest from Deadman's Island

On Thursday, May 1, a University of West Florida anthropology team and radiology specialists at the Santa Rosa Medical Center in Milton applied fluoroscopic Xray and tomography technology to reveal the secrets of what appeared to be three coffins f More...



Island News

Escambia, Santa Rosa petition for fee simple title

Santa Rosa County would like to get the issue of who really owns and supervises Navarre Beach settled once and for all. More...

You can't get there from here

Bowden Way opens from Opal Beach to Navarre Beach; remainder due later this summer

The eastern portion of J. Earle Bowden Way from Navarre Beach to Opal Beach will reopen at 9 a.m. Friday, May 9. More...

Bands on the beach continues with Mr. Big

One of the most popular party bands of the southeast, Tim Jackson's Mr. Big, gets the Bands on the Beach crowd movin' and shakin' from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13 at the Gulfside Pavilion. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 5/1 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 5/2 Sandshaker Lounge Mighty Mudsharks, p.m. More...

The Forbidden Kingdom:

Turns out to be enjoyable martial-arts film

"The Forbidden Kingdom" Running time: 110 minutes MPAA rating: PG-13 For decades, martial-arts movie fans have been dying to see an onscreen match-up between Jackie Chan and Jet Li. More...


Music study club offers free piano concert Music Study Club of Pensacola presents, "Time to Go Back to School," a presentation by pianist and teacher Carol Wallace Payne. It will take place on Wednesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. More...


Dolphins look to turn page

New attitude, new faces hope to erase 2-8 season from a year ago

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football program recently took part in a program called Bigger Faster Stronger, a program that strives to improve a player on and off the field. More...

Bayside's U12 girls bridesmaids no more

Harpole scores in all four games, Bayside team wins first tournament in eight tries

The Bayside U12 girls soccer team figured that eight was enough. More...

Sports Briefs

2008 GBSA football, soccer registration underway Registration is now underway for kids wanting to play football or soccer for the Gulf Breeze Sports Association in 2008. More...

Home & Garden

Art museum curator is a Victorian at heart

Scott Shields lives inconspicuously, if not elegantly, on a quiet, tree-lined street in Sacramento, Calif. Petals from an old camellia bush are splattered on his front steps. More...



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