January 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Scientific methods fuel Skinner's classroom prowess

Eighth-year GBHS instructor teaches AP chemistry, honors biology

Second in a series Leslie Skinner has spent the last eight of her 18 years in teaching at Gulf Breeze High School. "No two days are the same," Skinner said last week. "I have loved every minute. The kids are the greatest. More...

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Community

Computers: Portals to porn

Statistics show most kids today have been exposed to hard-core smut

An area cyber-crime expert says having a computer in the home is similar to having a firearm in the house. More...

Gulf Breeze man faces child-porn charges

A Gulf Breeze man, 33-year-old William Justin Pearson of 3349 Laurel Drive in the Santa Rosa Shores area, was arrested Thursday, Jan. 15, and charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. More...

McCrary earns commission at Fort Benning

MILITARY

Second Lt. Bryan C. McCrary of Gulf Breeze received his commission on Jan. 8 at Fort Benning, Ga. Lt. McCrary will be receiving additional training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland and also Fort Benning Georgia. More...

Entertainment

It's time to 'RocknRolla'

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "RocknRolla" — Director Guy Ritchie returns to form with this high-octane British gangster romp. Starring Gerard (SPARTAAA!!! More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 1/22 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 1/23 Bimini Beach Bar Live music, band TBD, 9 p.m. More...

Pensacola Children's Chorus sings twice today

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, Jan. 22 Pensacola Children's Chorus presents 'In Sacred Song' The Pensacola Children's Chorus presents "In Sacred Song" with the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra at St. Paul Catholic Church, located on Hyde Park Road in Pensacola. More...

School

Local artist leaves lasting mark on new GBES Cafeteria

As the final walkthrough is being conducted on Gulf Breeze Elementary School's new cafeteria, local artist, Sheila Vanfosan was putting the finishing touches on her new addition, an 1800 square foot ocean themed mural that now graces the walls of t More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 22 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., Commissioners Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton City of Gulf Breeze Beautification Committee 6 p.m. More...

Seniors

I never quite had wit of my 'joking' family

Was there always one member in your family known as the joker? You know, the one with the quick and funny replies to most statements from the others? More...

Seniors, get your exercise!

Physical activity is a great way for seniors to feel better and have more energy. Exercise and physical activity can be done in so many ways to accommodate each individual's level of strength and endurance. More...

The Blake hits the ground running

The Blake at Gulf Breeze officially opened its doors to new residents on October 14, 2008. Since opening, The Blake has plenty to celebrate with its residents and the community. More...

Opinion

'You can decide to head to front of the pack'

Real estate is one of the biggest casualties during the recent economic downturn. It would seem that real estate agents are bearing the brunt of these difficult days. However, tough times are not bringing down Mark Lee, broker at Resort Realty. More...

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

Do you monitor your kids' use of your home computer?

"Of course I do. When you have an 11-year-old, you have to." Dawn Evert Gulf Breeze More...

Economy not all doom & gloom

Expert: Santa Rosa prime for recovery

Santa Rosa County is still the best place to live in the country during the current recession and will recover from the economic slowdown faster than the rest of the country. That's what Dr. More...

School District to abide by ruling

Several administrators of south-end Santa Rosa County schools have faith that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit against the school district will have nothing more than a mild effect on their schools. More...

UPDATE: School property sale hits another snag

Buyers miss latest extension deadline

The Gulf Breeze property belonging to the Santa Rosa County School Board that has been the home of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will soon be up for sale again -- unless something unforeseen happens to make the school board change its coll More...

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Island News

Royal visitors

King, Queen of Spain to visit Pensacola Beach in February as part of 450th anniversary

Roll out the red carpet and polish the silver because some special guests are coming for a visit. Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia are scheduled to stay on Pensacola Beach during their visit on Feb. More...

2008 was a good year on the beach

It was another good year on Pensacola Beach, and if indications are correct, it will be a good 2009 as well, Executive Director Buck Lee told the members of the Santa Rosa Island Authority at its January board meeting. More...

Pensacola named a family-friendly travel destination

TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel community, recently named Pensacola among the "Best Family Friendly Vacations" in the United States and Canada. Florida led the list with 13 cities represented, followed by Hawaii with five. More...

News

Emergency landing

Scott Page/Gulf Breeze News Members of the HT 28 Squadron of Whiting Field made a precautionary emergency landing on the soccer fields in front of The Club after engine warning lights flashed during a Jan. 15 flight through the Gulf Breeze area. More...

Midway Fire approves SUV purchase

New Suburban will replace Expedition that was damaged during Nov. 7 traffic accident

Midway Fire District commissioners last week unanimously approved the purchase of a new $36,600 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle to be driven by Chief Jonathan Kanzigg. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 1/12/2008 Register, Kevin Lamar, W/M, 32, 2800 block of Venetian Garden, Gulf Breeze, eluding police and driving with a suspended license. More...

Sports

Dolphins rally on the road

GBHS bounces back from eightpoint hole vs. Navarre, 17-point deficit vs. FWB

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team showed their mettle last weekend, rallying in the fourth quarter twice to notch wins at Navarre and Fort Walton. More...

Eight in new Dolphin football district

The NCAA recently coined a new marketing phrase for football season - Every Game Counts. The same can now be said for the Dolphins, who will have seven district games the next two seasons, starting this fall. More...

08 Olympian helps open Funplex in Gulf Breeze

Chellsie Memmel, a member of the United States' silver medalist Olympic Gymnastics team, was in Gulf Breeze Saturday to commemorate Gulf Breeze Gymnastics and Cheer's new Funplex on Saturday. More...

Business

Simmons elevated to H.R. manager

BUSINESS

Rebecca Simmons has been named Gulf Breeze Hospital human resources manager. Simmons will oversee employment practices at the hospital, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Baptist Medical Park - Navarre. More...

Home & Garden

GraniteWorx:

Affordable beauty, durability of granite creates a whole new look for kitchen, bath

Rebecca Taylor of Gulf Breeze was dissatisfied with her kitchen. "I had those ugly builder's grade laminate countertops," she said. They were outdated and gray and they cast a pall over the room. "I was ready to scrap the entire kitchen. More...

Trident Home Loans can still make your home ownership dream come true

A new kind of lender for a new lending world

At a time when many mortgage company offices are either closed or failing, Trident Home Loans is actually growing and hitting a quick stride. More...

Chinese fringe flower adds pizzazz to the landscape

Loropetalum, a native of Japan and Southeastern Asia, was introduced to the United States about 1880. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF SALE BREEZE MINI WAREHOUSES 3036 Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 Household goods in accordance with FLA Statute 830801.809 will be disposed of on 1-30- 09 at the above address. More...