September 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

SSRUS faces budget shortfall from tap fees

After a year of significantly decreased development, the City of Gulf Breeze collected impact fees on approximately 30 new water and sewer connections in 2008, markedly lower than the average of 300 new connections in prior years. More...

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Island News

Get a 'taste' of Pensacola Beach this weekend

A TASTE OF THE BEACH SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Saturday and Sunday Sept. 20-21 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion Pensacola Beach The locals know how great it is to dine at the many fine restaurants and eateries on Pensacola Beach. More...

Are you stagnant or on the move?

Last week was a week of uncertainty for us living along the Gulf Coast as we watched the track of Hurricane Ike as it spun across the Atlantic waters. Although we were spared, we still felt the results of this energetic storm. More...

Ike's surge swamps island

Two die in rough surf Sunday

Thousands came to Pensacola Beach over the weekend to see the huge waves on the fringe of Hurricane Ike, but sadly, two visitors didn't make it home alive. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 09/06/2008 Howie, James Robert, W/M, 5100 block of Mandaville Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, larceny. More...

Gulf Breeze Fire Department Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept. 6-12, Gulf Breeze Fire Department was called for 22 emergencies. These calls included one motor vehicle accident with injuries at Gulf Breeze Parkway and St. Francis Drive. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Sept.5-11, Midway Fire District was called for 40 emergencies. More...

Sports

Turnovers cost GBHS in 36-0 loss

Dolphins turn ball over four times in first half, leading to 21 Patriot points

Friday's game at Pace between the Dolphins and the Patriots had a lot of give and take - with GBHS doing the giving the Patriots doing the taking. More...

Sports Schedule

Sept. 18 Boys golf at Miracle Strip Golf Classic at The Oaks, 7:30 a.m. Volleyball vs. Navarre (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JC 5 p.m., Varsity 6 p.m.) JV, Ninth grade football vs. Tate (5:30/7:30 p.m.) Sept. More...

Sports Briefs

Sarah Brown Memorial Golf Tourney Oct. 25 The second annual Sarah Brown Memorial Golf Tournament is Oct. 25 at 8:30 a.m. at Osceola Golf Course. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 18 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Special Events Committee 8:30 a.m., Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway Monday, Sept. 22 Santa Rosa County Utility Board 5 p.m. More...

Business

Is the Gulf Breeze McDonald's coming down?

The McDonald's restaurant in Gulf Breeze might be coming down before the end of the year to accommodate new construction on the site. More...

Here's some financial strategies for 'empty nesters'

If your children are grown and out of the house, you might have some adjustments to make in your life — especially in the way you save and invest. 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...

Cancun's property brings $664K

Undisclosed buyer has until Oct. 10 to finalize purchase after submitting highest of 8 bids

The building and property that formerly housed Cancun's Mexican Grill at 1385 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze was purchased Sept. 10 for $664,300. More...

Oriole Beach Elementary earns elite 'Blue Ribbon'

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education rewarded Oriole Beach Elementary School for scoring high on state tests. More...

Gulf Breeze honors 9-11 memory

Crystal Taveirne remembers exactly where she was when she learned of the terrorist attacks against the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. More...

 

Community

Incumbent Hoffman seeks reelection

Incumbent Carl Hoffman announces his candidacy for another term as Gulf Breeze City Council Seat B. "I'm excited to enter this election cycle with an opponent," said Hoffman, who is being challenged by Joseph B. Henderson in the Nov. More...

Pyramid Artists show nears end

September is a big month for Pyramid Art Students. Their long- awaited art show at Artel Gallery, 505 South Adams Street by Seville Fountain Park, began on Sept. 9 and is continuing until the Friday the 19th. More...

Swartz appointed to Midway Fire Board

Reese Swartz, a candidate for Midway Fire District Board of Commissioners Seat 2, was appointed Tuesday, Sept. 9, to fill a two-month vacancy on the Board. Swartz, 36, assumed the Seat 2 position formerly held by T.J. More...

Entertainment

Critic's Corner

'Babylon A(wfully).D(umb).'

"Babylon A.D." director Mathieu Kassovitz has been squawking to any journalist who'll listen that his film isn't worth seeing. He hates it. And the reason is because he claims 20th Century Fox chopped 17 minutes of footage from the final cut. More...

Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 9/18 Hopjack's Retro Night, 9:30 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar John Knott. Friday 9/19 Paradise Bar & Grill, Joe Moss, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Live music, 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Dunnottar, 8 p.m. More...

Ford says property tax law allows state to recapture taxes

State Rep. Clay Ford of Gulf Breeze said last week that if one's property value goes down, his taxes should, too. "I am working on a bill with Sen. Don Gaetz right now to make that happen," Ford said. More...

Faith

St. Ann's People 4 People 5K will wind through city Saturday

FAITH

The St. Ann Catholic Church People 4 People 5K Run/Walk is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at the church. This popular tradition continues to support local charities and St. Ann outreach ministries. More...

God's 'customer service' never ends

Several events happened to my family during the past month that made me wonder "whatever happened to personal customer service?" First, our home needed some windows replaced under warranty. More...

Obituaries

THOMAS REINSCHMIDT

1921-2008

Thomas Allen Reinschmidt, 86, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, Sept. 7. Reinschmidt retired from the Armed Forces after a distinguished 30-year career. More...

Seniors

Musical ditty brings back memories of more simple life

I woke the other night at 2 a.m. with a couplet from one of the Gilbert and Sullivan musicals, The Mikado, ringing through my brain. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Sight of relief convoys heartening

Family business Sunday necessitated an over-and-back drive to Marianna. As I drove along Interstate 10, it was heartening to see convoy after convoy of disaster relief trucks and personnel plodding along the roadway toward Texas. More...

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

By Scott Page What business would you like to see locate at the old Cancun's location?

"I'd like to have a Sonny's Barbeque or a Chick-Fil-A." Jenna Capri Gulf Breeze More...