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Questions remain in kayaker's death

An outing on a new birthday toy turned tragic for a Navarre man last week, and authorities think someone in the area might know how 24-year-old kayaker Eric Toothaker died. More...

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Community

Cancun's defendants sentenced to prison

Accomplices to Rogelio Galvan-Chavez in the Cancun's Mexican Grill drug and weapons trafficking and illegal immigration case were sentenced to prison last week. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 05/15/2008 Morse, Timothy Wayne, W/M, 41, 1900 block of Ambassador Drive, Gulf Breeze, fugitive from justice. 05/23/2008 Krueger, Curtis William, W/M, 46, 7100 block of Manatee Street, Navarre, possession of cocaine. More...

Sign of the times

Joe Culpepper/Gulf Breeze News Take a good look. This photo, taken Monday, might be the last time you ever see $3-range gas in the city. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 6/5 Evenings in Olde Seville Square Pensacola Civic Band, 7 - 9 p.m. 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. More...

Chronicles: Prince Caspian starts slow, finishes strong

Critic's Corner

It's been only a year since the Pevensie children (Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy) left the magical kingdom of Narnia, but when they are summoned back from London, 1,300 years have passed. The Narnia they knew is in ruins; their old friends dead. More...

THINGS TO DO

Exploreum's two new exhibits feature tigers, frogs Two great new exhibits will be opening at the Gulf Coast Exploreum in June - FROGS! Beyond Green and Marcan Tiger Preserve Educational Demonstrations. FROGS! More...

Sports

Results wrong, but effort right for Dolphins at spring football jamboree

GBHS shines despite 7-0 losses; JV loses one, ties one

Members of the Dolphin varsity and junior varsity football teams were in the locker room, waiting on Coach Chris Nemith, who was speaking to members of the local media, after last week's spring jamboree at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Pfeifler, Kasler back to winning ways

Less than a month after winning the first state tennis titles in GBHS history, Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler are winning tennis tournaments once again. More...

Sports Briefs

Tiger Pt. soccer registration under way Kids interested in playing soccer in the Tiger Point Sports Association can register now until July 4. Registration for kids ages 4-14 is $65. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar

Thursday, June 5 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Sales Seminar 11:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Heirloom quilt is rare collectible

"Oh, what a treasure!" were the first words out of quilt appraiser Alma Moates' mouth when she saw Gulf Breeze resident Lenn Jackson's family quilt. More...

Slipcovers offer the perfect style solution

Four Season's Upholstery offers innovative styles, solid hardwood frames, optional customization

Do you want to be able to change the look of your room within a matter of minutes? Do you want to ensure that your condo stays fresh and clean for your personal use, and is easy to maintain for renters at the same time? More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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I'll have my people text your people

The other night, my daughter mentioned that she and her boyfriend were having a misunderstanding. Trying to be the ever-helpful dad, I asked, "Have y'all talked it out?" "Well," she replied, "I texted him, and he texted me back. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

Does it bother you that Publix was granted a variance by the city to operate a liquor store within 2,500 feet of a church or school? More...

Dolphins sports area's best-rounded

Eight GBHS teams finish in top 11 at state finals

Another strong athletic season at Gulf Breeze High was awarded with the inaugural Rafferty Cup, sponsored by the Pensacola News Journal. More...

Gulf Breeze Ford property will be sold, not leased, to next occupant

When Gulf Breeze Ford closed last weekend, it was a significant event in the life of the community. Yet it was an action not unlike those taken by many families and businesses in the Gulf Breeze area to tighten their belts. More...

City Council amends accident fee

Gulf Breeze City Council on Monday passed the Police Emergency Service Response (PESR) fee it has been considering for months, but with a modification upon approval. After the testimony of three concerned citizens, the council amended the law. More...

Events

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Island News

Surf Fest 2008

Pensacola Beach was busy with activity Saturday, May 25, as hundreds of people participated in the always popular Surf Fest event near the Gulf Fishing Pier. More...

Sand becomes sculpture Sunday

FIESTA EVENTS KICK OFF

The Fiesta of Five Flags Association will host the annual Fiesta Sand Sculpture Contest on Sunday, June 8, at 8 a.m. The event will take place on Pensacola Beach at the foot of the Gulf Fishing Pier. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday, June 6 Stargazing with the Escambia Amateur Astronomers' Association, 7:30 -11 p.m. Visitors should park in the Ft. Pickens Gate parking lot and walk about 1/10 mile west on Ft. More...

School

GBHS seniors involved in many extracurricular activities

Last week, the Gulf Breeze News ran all the scholarship monies earned by the Class of 2008. The following is the first half of the recent GBHS Senior Banquet, which honored the seniors and the clubs and activities they were involved with: More...

GBHS' AFJROTC wins recognition

The Gulf Breeze High School's Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps were recently named a Distinguished Unit for the fifth consecutive year. More...

PBES Oratorical finalists

Finalists from Ms. McLeod's fourth-grade class in the recent Beach Optimist Club's Oratorical Contest at PBES were (from left): Marley Taylor, Lia Lampone and Lexie McNamara. More...

Faith

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL CALENDAR

Where: Calvary Chapel When: June 16-20, Aug. 11-15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $65 To register: Call 932-8197 Where: Concord Presbyterian When: June 16-20, 9 a.m. More...

Obituaries

ALBERT BARBEE 1917-2008

Commander Albert Ray Barbee, 90, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, June 1, in Pensacola. Barbee was born Nov. 12, 1917. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Miriam Turner Barbee, of Bagdad. More...

MEG DUNTZ 1958-2008

On Saturday, May 31, Margaret Hoffman Duntz, 50, of Gulf Breeze passed away, finally winning her battle with lung cancer after four years of strength and courage that is an inspiration to us all. More...

DREDA FITZGIBBONS 1938-2008

Dreda E. Fitzgibbons, 69, of Navarre passed away Saturday, May 24. Dreda was born in Phoenix, Ariz., on July 30, 1938. More...

Seniors

Strategic trees, shrubs left little to our imagination

Last week, I read a small news item in our beloved Gulf Breeze News about an artist who has been commissioned to paint a mural in a local retirement home. More...

Century Plant grows skyward

Marie Miclo of 212 Dolphin Street is pictured with her Century Plant on April 28 (left) and May 23. The plant, native to Mexico, only occasionally flowers, sometimes to a height of 25 feet. The plant's lifespan is about 25 years. More...

Senior Chill Out seeks help

Senior Chill Out, a one-day donation drive to acquire new air conditioners, fans or funds to assist seniors with heat-related issues, will be held by Council on Aging of West Florida from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGALS

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT MERLOTT 111 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...