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THINGS TO DO

New Year's Eve - Wednesday, Dec. 31

Because of the holiday, Gulf Breeze News is being distributed on Dec. 31. More...

Photo

Submitted photo The Gulf Breeze High School SoundWave Band raided their food pantries to collect items for the Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry. Pictured are band members who helped load the truck. More...

Jazz Society to jam in Gulf Breeze

The Jazz Society of Pensacola will present a Jazz Jam at Jambalaya's Grill and Oyster Bar in Gulf Breeze at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5. More...

Entertainment

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Jan. 1 Polar Bear Plunge at Paradise Bar and Grill: The emerald waters of Santa Rosa Sound are filled with those hardy souls who wade, swim and scurry to the finish line at Paradise Bar And Grill. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 1/1 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 1/2 Seville Quarter Texas Hold 'Em, 6 p.m.. More...

Sports

Things to look for in 2009

As everyone breaks out a new calendar, there are several storylines for GBHS fans to follow this month: Looking to bounce back The girls soccer and basketball teams notched wins over their archrivals six weeks, both of which were battling injuri More...

Wrestlers repeat at Andrews Invitational

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team placed nine of its wrestlers in championship or consolation finals as they won the Andrews Invitational for the second straight year Dec. 20 in Gulf Breeze. R.C. Ramirez (119 lb. More...

Sports Schedule

Jan. 2 Wrestling at Valdosta, Ga. Invitational, TBD Jan. 3 JV Wrestling at Crestview Tournament, TBD Jan. 6 Girls JV basketball at Pace, 4:30 p.m. Boys basketball vs. PHS (JV 4:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls basketball vs. PHS, 6 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 1 New Year's Day All city, county, state and federal agencies closed for holiday Monday, Jan. 5 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...

Opinion

My New Year's resolution? Water when dining out

The arrival of 2009 means many of you are about to embark on the daunting task of trying to fulfill New Year's resolutions. More...

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Diverse issues, questions arise daily in county

I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and wish for you a happy New Year. I look forward to penning a guest column occasionally to keep you abreast of county issues. More...

Shooting suspect surrenders to police

Gulf Breeze hotel employee allegedly shot 18-year-old partygoer early Sunday morning

A man wanted in connection with an early Sunday shooting at a Gulf Breeze hotel surrendered to Gulf Breeze police at approximately 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. More...

Villas residents enjoy fun senior citizens prom

Brittany Wheeler and Lyndsey Wright planned a senior citizens prom for the residents of The Villas held Dec. 13 from 5-8 p.m. with dancing from 6:30-8 p.m. The attire was semi-formal, and the theme was Winter Wonderland. More...

Events

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Island News

$2 beach toll closer to reality

A $2 toll to Pensacola Beach moved closer to reality recently when the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners heard a proposal by Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Members. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Thursday, January 1, 2009 Polar Bear Plunge at Paradise Bar and Grill - The emerald waters of Santa Rosa Sound are filled with those hardy souls who wade, swim and scurry to the finish line at Paradise Bar And Grill. More...

Did your toll pass expire?

If you are still sporting the 2008 model of transponder on your car, you may want to stock a few dollar bills in your wallet to make it across the Bob Sikes Bridge to Pensacola Beach. Bridge passes expire Dec. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 12/22/2008 Stacy II, James Edward, W/M, 44, 8100 block of Sevilla Street, Navarre, fraud. 12/23/2008 Berry, Ron Colby, W/M, 20, 7500 block of Buckeye Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. More...

Gulf Breeze Fire Department Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Dec. 6 through Dec. 12, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 18 incidents. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of December 19, 2008 through December 25, 2008 MFD was called for 43 incidents. More...

Faith

Spiritual book study offered by Unity Church

Joanna Gurchiek will be facilitating a book study on the book 'Love Without End - Jesus Speaks' by Glenda Green, beginning Monday, Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. at Unity of Gulf Breeze in Harbourtown. More...

Obituaries

LORRAINE V. LEWIS

1919 - 2008

Lorraine V. Lewis, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008. She had lived in Gulf Breeze since 1981. Lewis had many friends and was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Pensacola. She was very active in the community. More...

ELIZABETH K. HURD

1938 - 2008

Elizabeth Ann (Kell) Hurd, 70, of Gulf Breeze, died Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 at Gulf Breeze Hospital. Hurd was born Dec. 2, 1938 in Pensacola. She is a direct descendant of Marianna Bonifay. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. More...

Seniors

Trouble can bring folks together

It was many years ago when I learned that what might be a great place for a party on a lovely day in May might not be a great place on a cold, snowy New Year's Eve. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A P OR AMY CAPUTI holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...