October 16, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

GBES cafetorium celebrates grand opening Tuesday

Students, faculty and administrators are enjoying the new cafetorium at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. The official grand opening of the new kitchen, dubbed "Kid's Way Café," was Tuesday, Oct. More...

Sports, School Briefs Change is coming to the BCS

Part Two of a two-week series

FSU lacrosse team to host game, clinic at Rec Center The Florida State University lacrosse team will hold a intersquad game and a clinic at the Rec Center October 18. The clinic, which is from 9 a.m.-noon, is $65 per person. More...

Special Sections



Niki's owners say opening is this week

Several months ago, the sign went up in the Live Oak Shopping Center, and locals began to remember the pizza, sandwiches, lasagna and Greek dishes that were favorites at Niki's former location which Hurricane Dennis destroyed in 2005. More...

Stork makes delivery at Zoo

The Zoo Northwest Florida welcomed a new baby hippopotamus on Saturday, Oct. 4, born to two of The Zoo's resident hippos, Cleo and Kiboko. Zookeepers named the 65- pound calf "Kayin," which means "long-awaited child" in Swahili. More...


McConnell Memorial bike ride is Saturday

Biking enthusiasts are invited to participate in the 10th annual Fenner McConnell/Matt Wantz Memorial - Blackwater Heritage Century at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 beginning at the Milton Community Center, 5629 Byrom Street in Milton. More...


Entertainment CALENDAR

Thursday 10/16 Paradise Bar & Grill, Bisquit Miller & the Mix, 6 p.m. Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

Critic's Corner

'Eagle Eye' has very bad vision

The last movie that teamed director D.J. More...

Get in line now for the dining experience at Will Call!

Gather the crowd and plan to meet at Pensacola's newest, hottest location, Will Call, upstairs on South Palafox Street. More...


GB falls in triple OT

Dolphins lose tough one 35-34 to West Florida; Milton up next

For the second consecutive week, the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team played well enough to win, only to get the short end of the stick. More...

Ramblin' On

Fire may be low, but it's not out

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Dr. More...

Gridiron Gurus



Early detection vital step to fight breast cancer

Early detection is the key to beating breast cancer, and knowledge is the most powerful weapon you can have in your arsenal. More...

Home & Garden

Plan now for a green winter lawn

Fall has arrived and our lawns are slowing down. In a few more weeks a frost will put warm season turf species, like centipede and St. Augustine, into winter dormancy. More...

Master Gardener volunteer classes now forming

Do you enjoy gardening and helping others? Have you ever wanted to learn more about growing plants? Are you interested in butterfly gardening, rain gardens, landscape plants or lawns? More...

Home generators ... plumbers and finish work

Q: Hello Ed, this is not really a plumbing question, but I know you have written some articles on home generators. More...

Cancun's purchase still up in the air

High bidder receives extension until Oct. 30 to close acquisition

The prospective buyer of the vacant Cancun's Mexican Grill property in Gulf Breeze was granted a three-week extension to secure financing to complete the purchase. The buyer, whose identity is being kept confidential by the U.S. More...

80+ OBES students answer call for Junior Optimists

More than 80 Oriole Beach Elementary School third, fourth and fifth graders got up early to attend the first meeting of the Junior Optimist Club, an outgrowth of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club. More...

Expert says Panhandle not as vulnerable in downturn

Military, health-care industries help deflect economic crisis

When the country goes into recession, the Florida Panhandle is the best place in the nation to live, according to Dr. Rick Harper of the Haas Center for Business Research and Economic Development in Pensacola. More...



Island News

'GBN' columnist Boyle bares all for benefit calendar

The Perfectly Aged Calendar, a fundraising project of the Council on Aging of West Florida, is back for 2009 with a twist: Models nominated by the public. More...

Casting Nets

When one is threatened, we are all at risk

When catastrophes strike, it seems we all jump in and help one another. Then, when things appear to be somewhat normal, we go back to our little worlds. More...

5 ways to steer clear

Know the facts before buying a hurricane-damaged boat

By the time the new owner of a nine-year old, $35,000, 24-foot fishing boat approached the BoatU.S. Consumer Affairs Department for help, it was too late. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 10/06/2008 Hunt, Stacy Jo, W/F, 23, 4700 block of Bay Breeze Drive, Gulf Breeze, driving with a suspended license. Trimmer, Esther Brown, W/F, 49, 1900 block of Church Street, Gulf Breeze, aggravated assault. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Oct. 3-9, Midway Fire District was called for 28 emergencies. More...

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4

Voting is a privilege we enjoy as American citizens. Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 4 or vote early at the South Santa Rosa County Annex. Absentees can be requested until October 29, 4:30 p.m. by mail, phone, fax or email. More...



Lisa Newell/Gulf Breeze News Ready to hit the town The following GBHS seniors get ready to head to the Homecoming Dance (from left): Kady Reeves, Kathleen Kostic, Kari Stephenson, Amanda Bennett, Natalie Newell, Rachel Chernikoff, Laura Ennis, Melani More...


Gulf Breeze United Methodist helps Kentucky's poor

Thirty-two members of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church family representing a cross section of both campuses, traveled to the Henderson Settlement in Frakes, Ky., on a mission trip. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Saturday, Oct. 18 Santa Rosa County Democratic Party rally 2 p.m., Navarre Park, 8543 Navarre Parkway Monday, Oct. 20 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m. More...


Senior Scene

I still hear trains, but whistles are no longer lonesome

Not heeding my mother's advice to "stay out of crowds," my visiting kids, resident daughter and I attended this month's Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola. More...


Cutting edge treatment, relaxation combine for best in dental care

Q: Dr. Barrineau, did you grow up in Gulf Breeze? A: I grew up in both Gulf Breeze and Richmond, Virginia. Q: As a dentist serving the greater Gulf Breeze area, what is it that distinguishes your staff and your services? More...

Waghalter readies new office site

At a time when many real estate offices are closing their doors, RE/MAX on the Coast is making a substantial investment in the future of the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach real estate market. More...

When 'you've got somewhere to be,' Rachel gets you there looking good

Q: Rachel, what lead you to becoming a stylist and ultimately a salon owner? A: I actually learned at a very young age that I enjoyed styling hair. More...


From the Editor

Invest in precious metals - like aluminum cans

I received an interesting e-mail late last week that helped put the effects of the nation's economic crisis in perspective. More...

Political Cartoon


On the Spot

Are you doing anything to protect your retirement savings or investments?

"I'm simply spending less money." Bernice Bellard Gulf Breeze More...