March 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadman's project lives

Information disseminated last week misled some on status

The Deadman's Island Restoration Project is not in jeopardy of stalling as the City of Gulf Breeze maintains its agreement with Highpoint Drive property owners Nathan and Cynthia Cope. More...

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Community

Cold/flu season appears to be winding down

Are you finally shaking those nagging influenza-like symptoms and pesky head colds that swept through Gulf Breeze the past two months, seemingly lingering forever? More...

Holley-Navarre seniors invite public to dance night away

The Holley Navarre Seniors Association will hold a dance Friday, March 20, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the E.H. Pullum Senior Center. Joe Occhipinti and Night Moods will provide the music. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided. More...

Community papers like 'GBN' weathering storm

Community newspapers like Gulf Breeze News are being impacted by the challenging economy but in a much smaller way than the industry in general, according to fourth quarter 2008 financial data collected by the trade associations Suburban Newspapers More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies 3/11/2009 Caudill, Carolyn McConnell, W/F, 46, 200 block of Navarre Street, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. Messinger, Marshall Michael James, W/M, 19, 6700 block of Valerie Lane, Navarre, fleeing police. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Feb. 28 through March 6, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of March 6 through March 12, Midway Fire District was called for 43 incidents. More...

School

Hoops for Heart today; 'Curtains' this weekend

Gulf Breeze Middle School will be having a charity event for Hoops for Heart today. Students will compete in round robin tournament in PE. More...

GBES first graders put on play

On March 3, 133 Gulf Breeze Elementary students performed the musical "How Does Your Garden Grow." Under the direction of music teacher Dottie Castleberry and with support from all the first grade teachers - Mrs. Barham, Mrs. Docherty, Ms. More...

Gulf Breeze shows strongly in recent county History Fair

Gulf Breeze High School will send 10 entries to the State History Fair at Tallahassee Community College from May 7-9. Gulf Breeze Middle School will have four entries as well. More...

Obituaries

NELL B. BRAMLETTE

1918-2009

Nell Britson Bramlette passed away March 15, 2009. She was a longtime resident of Pensacola and a graduate of Pensacola High School. She also resided for many years in New Orleans and Baton Rouge, La., before returning to the Pensacola area. More...

DANNY B. WILLIAMS

1950-2009

Danny Bruce Williams, 58, a resident of Navarre and native of Baytown, Texas, died Sunday, March 8, at his home. Williams was born Aug. 18, 1950. He was employed in the oil and gas industry for 40 years. More...

Business

RE/MAX agents get '08 awards

RE/MAX International has announced the following agents at RE/MAX on the Coast as 2008 award winners: Executive Club: Dennis Remesch, Terri Davidson, Darcy Meredeth, Lew Nonnenmocher. More...

Opinion

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Readers respond to FHSAA games cut proposal

LETTERS

In the March 12 issue, Gulf Breeze News reported on a Florida High School Athletics Association proposal that would cut the number of regular season games in major sports excluding football by 20 percent, and 40 percent for junior varsity sports. More...

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

Spring Breaker, what do you like most about Pensacola Beach?

"I like that all the Navy guys who were causing problems are gone." Charlie Flott Mobile, Ala. More...

Artistic appreciation flows

2009 Gulf Breeze Arts Festival

The jury is in, and the 15th Gulf Breeze Arts Festival was a success. More...

Council compromises with Bridge

Pending April 6 final approval, bar can sell alcohol after 10 p.m.

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved upon first reading Proposed Ordinance 06-09 to allow alcohol to be served in the city after the current deadline of 10 p.m. More...

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Island News

Lifeguards will monitor local national seashore beaches

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced today that the Park is looking forward to having lifeguarded beaches open for the 2009 season at the following locations: Johnson Beach at Perdido Key, Opal Beach in the Santa Ro More...

Portofino owners decry water slide

Portofino owners and residents filled the Santa Rosa Island Authority board room to voice their opinions about Premier management's plan to install an inflatable water slide between towers 2 and 3. More...

A wearin' o' the green

St Patrick would have been proud of the honor bestowed on his memory Tuesday on Pensacola Beach as the Pensacola Beach Chamber offered it's "Go Irish on the Island" celebration. More...

Entertainment

Latest Bond film released this week

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Quantum of Solace" — Daniel Craig returns as superspy James Bond in this sequel to "Casino Royale." The film picks up right after the events at the end of the previous movie, and we get a glimpse into 007's past and a key More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 3/19 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 3/20 Seville Quarter Not Just Another Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m. More...

Roy Jones Jr. fights Sheika; locals fight multiple sclerosis

THINGS TO DO

Friday, March 20 Pensacola hosts Mustang car Show The Mustang Club will host its annual Mustang Car Show at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22. For more information, contact (850) 944-4500. More...

Sports

No bad luck for Dolphins

Baseball beats West Florida on Friday the 13th, 4-3

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team, struggling on offense all season, got several clutch hits in the middle innings to give them a 4-3, come-frombehind win over West Florida Friday in Gulf Breeze. More...

Sports Briefs

GBSA cheerleading registration underway Registration for the 2009 GBSA cheerleading season is going on now until March 31. Forms are available at the Rec Center. For more information, please call 934-5140 or gbsa@mchsi.com. More...

Sports Schedule

March 19 Softball vs. Milton, (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7) Track at Catholic, 3 p.m. March 20 Baseball at Navarre, 6 p.m. Softball vs. Clinton, Miss., 7 p.m. JV Baseball vs. Navarre, 6 p.m. More...

Faith

St. Ann's Masses twice daily during Lent

St. Ann Catholic Church will celebrate weekday Masses during Lent at 6:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. The regular weekend schedule will continue at 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 8:15 a.m. and 11 a . m . Reconciliation is 4 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 19 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 7 a.m., first-floor conference conference room, Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion, The Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze Friday, More...

Seniors

There was a time when 'Dr. Zooz' got rid of son's blues

Recently in the Gulf Breeze News, I read about the Child Neurology Center located on the second floor of the Regions Bank building in Gulf Breeze. Of course, this service immediately rang a bell. More...

Home & Garden

Groceries from the backyard: A harvest of savings

(ARA) - The economy is tanking, grocery bills are climbing and food safety scares are on the rise. For the 43 million Americans planning a vegetable garden this spring, growing your own is a matter of dollars and sense. More...

Tangled roots can make otherwise healthy tree unstable

Warmer weather along the Gulf Coast has encouraged people to start their gardening chores. Just walking around neighborhoods this week, I can tell that significant pruning is going on. More...

Hazardous waste day is March 28

Amnesty Day, which offers Santa Rosa County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge, is March 28 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to ch 713.585(6) 85.09 f.s., Donna Caiazzo, as authorized Title Specialist for G & J Auto & Truck Repair, Inc. More...