December 11, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Holiday parade to feature St. Nick

Santa Claus is coming to Gulf Breeze on Saturday to ride in the city's annual Holiday Parade and appear at SantaFest!, the postparade block party. The events, which begin at 10 a.m. More...

'Beam me up, Scottie!'

Andrews Institute partners to train future space tourists

A town that some insist has been visited by space travelers soon will be the site where humans are trained to visit space. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Santa set to appear in Swenson Park tonight

BRIEFS

Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa Shores residents are invited to enjoy the Santa Claus in Swenson Park celebration today, Dec. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. More...

Operation Christmas Child

Local scout troop collects toys, items for needy kids

The Boy Scouts of Troop 102 of Gulf Breeze are making a big difference in the lives of some children in India this year. More...

Midway traffic light draws ire from some

Some residents in east Midway are angry about a new traffic light installed in November at U.S. Highway 98 and Nantahala Beach Road. They argue a light is more warranted at the U.S. More...

Entertainment

Mr. Bean is back

Couch Theater

Pick of the week "Mamma Mia!" — If you're looking for the Ultimate Karaoke Chick Flick of 2008, then look no further. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 12/11 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Seville Quarter Karaoke, 7 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 12/12 Seville Quarter Texas Hold 'Em, 6 p.m. More...

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Dec. 11 UWF presents "A Christmas Carol": The UWF Department of Theatre presents their annual production of the family classic "A Christmas Carol" Dec. 11, 12 and 13 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2:30 p.m. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins beat Tate, Crestview; improve to 5-2

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team rallied from a 13-1 deficit to win 57-53 at Crestview Friday. The Lady Dolphins (5-2) trailed 15-7 at the first quarter before rallying to get to within four (23-19) at the half. More...

So close

Gulf Breeze High grad Kaley Morris (9) battles for possession for UWF in the South Regional final against Columbus State. The Lady Argos lost to Seattle Pacific 1-0 in double overtime in the Division II national championship game Sunday in Tampa. More...

UWF women's soccer falls in title game

Cormier makes strong showing at Short Course Nationals

Kaley Morris (Class of 2006), Noelle Robles (c/o '08) and the rest of the undefeated and top ranked University of West Florida women's soccer team was unable to clinch the university's first ever national championship in a team sport as they fe More...

Obituaries

DOLORES R. AKIN

1923-2008

Dolores R. "Lory" Akin, 85, died Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Jacksonville. Akin was born Sept. 21, 1923 in Belleville, Ill., the daughter of Edwin and Pauline Powell. She married John Weldon Akin in 1944. More...

DONALD E. SHULER

1934-2008

Donald Eugene Shuler, 74, of Gulf Breeze passed away Sunday, Nov. 30. Shuler was born Nov. 1, 1934 in East Point, Ga. He and his family moved to Gulf Breeze in 1976. More...

BONNIE P. ORTIZ

1940-2008

Bonnie Provart Ortiz, 68, of Gulf Breeze passed away Tuesday, Nov. 25 in Minnesota. Ortiz was born to Bernis and Arline Provart on Nov. 11, 1940, in Tamaroa, Ill. On Feb. More...

Opinion

Snowball Derby would be nothing without integrity

One of my favorite events of the year is the annual Snowball Derby, regarded in some circles as the Super Bowl of shorttrack auto racing. The Derby grew out of humble beginnings at venerable Five Flags Speedway 41 years ago. More...

Cartoon

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

Should the Detroit auto manufacturers have received a bailout package? Why or why not?

"I don't see how you could refuse them after what happened on Wall Street." Bob Bellows Gulf Breeze More...

GBPD, city eye electric cars

The Gulf Breeze City Council last week approved an application for a grant that could convert three surplus police cruisers into electric cars. More...

Gulf Breeze gets in spirit with hospital tree lighting

Community residents including (from left) the Gulf Breeze High School Jazz Band, Mayor Lane Gilchrist and the Kingdom Chorale from Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, braved gusty winds and chilly temperatures Thursday, Dec. More...

Navarre Beach Fire opts out of consolidation talks

Navarre Beach Fire Commissioners are not interested in being part of a consolidated fire department with Midway and Holley-Navarre. That's what Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg told the consolidation feasibility committee last weekend. More...

41st Snowball Derby photo gallery

Images taken by Editor Joe Culpepper at the 2008 Snowball Derby on Sunday, Dec. 7, at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola. More...

Events

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Island News

Navarre Pier gets green light

The county will be asking for bids in January to rebuild Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin told a crowd at Navarre High School last week that the state finally approved the permits as of Tuesday, Dec. More...

New SRIA Officers

The Santa Rosa Island Authority board elected new officers for 2009. They are, Ed Guernsey, Secretary/Treasurer; Tammy Bohannon, Vice Chairman; Fred Gant, Chairman; and Vernon Prather, Acting Secretary/Treasurer. More...

Emerald Coastkeepers plan kayak trip to Big Sabine Bay

Emerald Coastkeepers plans a trip to explore one of Pensacola's best-kept secrets on Saturday, December 13 when they venture to Big Sabine Bay. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/01/2008 Purser, Mark Cassel, W/M, 52, 1100 block of Liongate Lane, Gulf Breeze, cocaine possession. Russell, Winston Neil, W/M, 31, 8100 block of Molino, Navarre, aggravated battery and smuggling contraband into prison. More...

Holiday parade route

Saturday's Holiday parade will line up behind Gulf Breeze schools and begin on Shoreline Drive at 10 a.m. Afterward, a SantaFest! block party will take place in the parking lot in front of Gulf Breeze High School. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Nov. 28 through Dec. 4, MFD was called for 36 incidents. More...

School

GBES students raise money, gifts for area foster children

Teachers chip in by paying dollars to wear blue jeans

Gulf Breeze Elementary School teachers and students teamed up with Baptist Health Care's Family First Network and Team Make a Difference to raise money and gift donations for area foster children and their foster parents this Christmas. More...

I solemnly swear ...

Tim Wyrosdick (left) is sworn in Nov. 18 as the new Superintendent of Santa Rosa County Schools. John Rogers' successor now faces major budget challenges looming on the horizon. More...

Go Gators!

Former GBHS SoundWave Band members (from left) Mary Deaver, Harrison Sepulveda and Keely McKissack, are currently performing with the University of Florida Clarinet Ensemble.They held a concert at the University Auditorium on Nov. More...

Faith

Local churches offer variety of Christmas, Advent events

The First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze invites the public to enjoy 'Silent Night,' an original ballet, on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 11 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Appreciation Breakfast 7 a.m., first floor conference room, Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

GBUMC Thanksgiving would have made Pilgrims envious

A plethora of volunteers made this year's Community Thanksgiving Dinner at Gulf Breeze United Methodist's community center one of the most successful ever. More...

Business

Levin & Rinke Resort Realty welcomes Howeses to talented real-estate team

ON THE MOVE

Rick and Jodie Howes have joined the professional real estate team of Levin & Rinke Resort Realty, bringing with them a combined 26 years of experience. More...

New McDonald's for Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze City Council approved the construction of a new McDonald's to replace the current construction at 201 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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