December 18, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

Jolly old elf arrives

Pam Brannon/Gulf Breeze News Meg Peltier, President and CEO of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce (left), escorts Santa Claus to meet the crowd who turned out for Saturday's Holiday Parade and SantaFest! in the city. More, Page 5A More...

No pain, plenty to gain

Andrews' Hickman revolutionizes technique

While Dr. James Andrews receives accolades throughout the orthopedic and sports medicine world, there is a quiet revolution going on behind the scenes. More...

Events

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Island News

Christmas Gift Guide under $50

Give the gift of entertainment! A great gift idea for any family during the holiday season. Give a Little, Get a Lot! $25 gift card - receive a free large drink. $40 gift card - receive free small combo. $50 gift card - receive free medium combo. More...

Girl Scout Troop #536 offers style and shopping tips for your favorite teens

It's the sound of the season, the Glitz and the Glam, What gives you a heartfelt well done with a WAM! Santa has enlisted some talented elves They attend GBMS part of Girl Scout Troop #536, what else? More...

Entertainment

What's on tap?

Thursday 12/18 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 12/19 Seville Quarter Texas Hold 'Em, 6 p.m. More...

Couch Theater

Look for the good, the bad and the decadent this week

Pick of the week "Ghost Town" — This is one of those little gems that seem to come and go really quickly at the theaters, but hopefully find new life on home video as people discover them. More...

Sports

Dolphins dunk Navarre, W. Fla.

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team reached the .500 mark for the first time on the young season after district wins at home against West Florida and Navarre last week. More...

Giving thanks and spreading holiday cheer

As the weather gets colder, it only means one thing - it's the holiday season. Actually, it's the Christmas season, but that's another column for another time. More...

Sports Schedule

Dec. 18 Girls BKB vs. Washington, 7 p.m. Girls JV BKB at Washington, 4:30 p.m. Girls ninth grade BKB vs. Pace, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 19 Boys BKB vs. Tate at Milton Shootout, 6 p.m. Girls soccer vs. More...

Seniors

If you've got a crown, who needs hats?

Picking through the late-night TV shows, I saw that my favorite channel, PBS, was running a special on Queen Elizabeth, and I was struck by a thought I do not remember having had before. More...

Be a Santa to a Senior continues giveaway

The popular campaign that in the last four years delivered more than 5,000 gifts to local needy seniors is under way again this holiday season. More...

Villas might be answer to assisted-living questions

When visiting with your aging parents and relatives this holiday season, you might want to take notice that some things might have changed with them since your last visit. More...

SUV slams into Post Office

Driver accidentally hits accelerator, not brakes

A Gulf Breeze woman, Dorothy S. Tringas, 82, crashed her 2005 Jeep SUV into the lobby of the Gulf Breeze Post Office Saturday morning, Dec. 13, while trying to put a letter in the drop box in front of the building. More...

Japanese steakhouse to occupy Cancun's

Former Mexican restaurant will feature sushi bar, beer, wine

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar will open in February in the vacant Cancun's Mexican Grill building at 1385 Shoreline Drive. More...

GB Middle School youth lead city council meeting

The December 15 meeting of the Gulf Breeze City Council was lead by students from the Gulf Breeze Middle School student government, but it was business as usual. "This was one of the best meetings ever," boasted Gulf Breeze Mayor Lane Gilchrist. More...

PHOTO GALLERY: Holiday celebrations in Gulf Breeze

Pictures from SantaFest!, Swenson Park Christmas and The Villas
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Community

Hickman's expertise attracts anesthesiologists to seminar

Dr. Gregory Hickman was the course director at a November seminar attracting 24 anesthesiologists from around the United States to the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze. More...

USO seeks help for holidays

The USO Pensacola Airport Welcome Center will be open for the thousands of military personnel heading home for the holidays. More...

All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth!!

Remember the old standard: "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth?" Each holiday season, 'Gulf Breeze News' traditionally features younger members of our community who have lost their two front teeth prior to Santa's arrival. More...

News

Midway Tom Thumb robbed

A man wielding a semi-automatic handgun threatened store employees and customers in a vehicle parked in front of Tom Thumb Store No. 140 during a robbery at approximately 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 9. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/09/2008 Broxson, Jessica Lynn, W/F, 22, 2700 block of Copper Reef Drive, Navarre, forgery and fraud. Francis, Edward James, W/M, 38, 6700 block of Donald Drive, Navarre, aggravated battery. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Dec. 5-12, Midway Fire District was called for 53 incidents. More...

Faith

Godwins to host reunion; Francis to perform music

Dan Godwin was Youth Minister at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church for more than a decade and changed the hearts and lives of many youth during that time. More...

Christmas Services

Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze Worship: Christmas Eve, 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Address: 1140 Harrison Ave., Gulf Breeze Phone: 932-8197 Coast Community Church Worship: Christmas Eve Services at 5 and 11:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

RITA A. REYNOLDS 1923-2008

Rita Alfred Reynolds, 85, of Pensacola, passed away while attending Mass on Monday, Dec. 8. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 18 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce December Business After Hours 5:30 p.m., The Villas, 101 McAbee Court, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County legislative delegation public hearing 7:30 p.m. More...

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Dec. 18 Holiday Cheer at the Century Branch Library: There will be a reading of "The Polar Express" and a visit from Santa. The event runs from 4 to 5 p.m. Call 850-256-6217 for more information. Friday, Dec. More...

Business

Tip: Create a year-end financial checklist

Now that we're in the holiday season, you probably have much to do. Still, you may find it worthwhile to take on one more task: drawing up a yearend financial checklist. What should go on your list? More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

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

What are your holiday traditions? More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Proposed Whisper Bay traffic light: Politics as usual

Tiger Trace Homeowners Association has followed the progress of the installation of a proposed traffic signal first at the Crane Cove and U.S. Highway 98 intersection and then at Whisper Bay and U.S. 98 for over three years. More...