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Community

Chamber Expo offers something for everyone

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 20th Annual Gulf Breeze Expo on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. More...

Committee to shape city beautification

The Gulf Breeze City Council unanimously approved a new Beautification Committee to improve the overall appearance of local neighborhoods by paying attention to residents' yards. More...

Photo

Submitted photo Preschoolers David and Erin Kane wave from the dragon roller coaster kiddie ride at the Gulf Breeze Carnival last Saturday. More...

News

FEMA wants more treatment plant info

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will not approve funding the City of Gulf Breeze's proposed waste water treatment plant until they have more information. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Department Incident Report

Gulf Breeze Police officers responded to the following calls last week: On Thursday, March 26 at 3:30 a.m., John King, 25, of Pensacola was arrested after being involved in a car accident in the northbound lane of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...

Recovery Act more than doubles small business surety bond ceiling

Small businesses that need surety bonds to compete for construction and service contracts now can qualify for U.S. Small Business Administration-backed surety bonds of up to $5 million. More...

Sports

Dolphins enter crucial week in district

Gulf Breeze travels to Milton Friday with second place on the line

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team is in the midst of its most important week of the regular season. More...

Don't trip on the soapbox

The saying goes that opinions are like a certain bodily orifice - everyone has one and most of them stink. I add this cavaet - I make sure to shower every day. More...

Sectional-bound

GBHS weightlifting coach Chris Nemith will send six lifters to Monday's Sectional Meet at Arnold High School as a result of their efforts at Friday's sub-sectional meet at GBHS. They are (front, from left): Andrew Leblanc and Mario Villegas. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT BOOMAN

1926-2009

Robert "Bob" Booman, 82, of Gulf Breeze, died late Thursday evening, March 19, at his home. Booman was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Brooklyn, N.Y. and was the son of the late Allan and Hildur Booman, also of Brooklyn. He enlisted in the U.S. More...

CHARLES McCAIN

1925-2009

Charles "Chuck" McCain, 83, of Pensacola Beach, died at his home Thursday, March 26. McCain was born to Charles George and Mary Alice McCain on July 3, 1925 in Kellerman, Ala. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 2 Blackwater Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisors Board 7:30 a.m., 6285 Dogwood Drive, Milton CDBG Citizens Advisory Task Force 10:30 a.m. More...

Seniors

I escaped fourth grade through back door

It only took me half a year to complete fourth grade. Was it my innate genius? Well, here's how it really went down... I went from Miss Nugent's third grade to Miss Weston's fourth grade. More...

Home & Garden

Lighting for life outdoors

. Proper lighting invites visitors to your home, showcases the beauty of your home's exterior

Investing in outdoor living spaces or showcasing the beauty of your home's exterior is a rewarding and smart way to spend some remodeling dollars. More...

Proper care protects, heightens the beauty of Oriental rugs

Q: My mother gave me two very nice Oriental rugs for my apartment, which has old pine-board flooring. What's the best way to clean them? Can I steam clean them? More...

Small yards can make a big impact

(ARA) - A baby boomer couple downsizing, a working professional's downtown city condo, and a young family's starter home in a metro suburb - - the trend of people moving to smaller homes with smaller yards continues to grow. More...

Legals

LEGALS

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE:Estate of CHARLES H. PACK, Deceased. Case Number 2009-CP-90 NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of CHARLES H. More...

Eagle Scout hopeful targets fire safety

Nick Musmansky organized sweep to increase protection

On Saturday, March 14, 30 volunteers canvassed nearly 400 houses in Gulf Breeze as part of a Eagle Scout fire safety project. More...

Teacher cutback numbers revealed

While students in Santa Rosa County were still on Spring Break Monday, school principals across the county were handing out pink slips to 103 support personnel, which included secretaries and teachers' aides. More...

Events

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Island News

Pensacola Beach hosts football injury conference

Dr. James Andrews leads national conference about head and neck injuries

The Andrews Institute brings national attention to injuries in football as it hosts conference chaired by its medical director and renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. More...

SRIA considers policy on beach volleyball courts

A plan to allow volleyball nets on the beach nearly got derailed in bureaucracy as Santa Rosa Island Authority members debated a policy to regulate the structures. More...

Migratory bird day, full-moon walk set

Gulf Islands National Seashore will offer opportunities to enjoy the sunset and moonrise from the beach at the entrance to Fort Pickens Area. More...

Entertainment

What's on tap?

Thursday 4/2 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Seville Quarter Rock Band Competition, 6-10 p.m. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. More...

There's no 'Doubt' what to buy this week

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Doubt" — Based on the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, "Doubt" is a compelling tale of faith, progress and prejudice, starring Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams and Viola Davis. More...

Pensacola Civic Center opens April with a bang

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, April 2 Pensacola Wine Festival spills into the downtown streets The Pensacola Wine Festival, April 2-5, is a collaborative event created by the fine dining restaurants and wine merchants of Downtown Pensacola. More...

School

Reading Leadership Team keeps Gulf Breeze High students busy

Gulf Breeze High School recaptured its "A" status last year by winning awards and honors in the area of reading. But the progress didn't stop there. More...

That skunk don't stink

Left: Eric Adams and Stephen Crowhurst, along with Clayton Wiley (right) perform as Skunk Salad Saturday at Sluggo's in Pensacola. Gulf Breeze resident Eric Burke rounds out the band's roster. Jason Thompson/ Gulf Breeze News More...

Donations to GB's Project Graduation coming slowly

Paula Brown, co-chair of the Gulf Breeze High School Project Graduation, reports that donations to the drug and alcohol free event are at the halfway mark, with only eight more weeks before the event. More...

Faith

Calvary Chapel plans Civic Center service

Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze will hold three unique services celebrating Easter 2009. First, on Friday, April 10, at 6 p.m., the church will celebrate Good Friday with a special service focused on the cross of Jesus. More...

Rolling for dough at St. Ann's

Scott Page/Gulf Breeze News From left, John, Erin and Olivia speed around the track at St. Ann Discovery School's Trike-a-Thon to help raise money for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. More...

Chimbote Peruvian Choir to perform at St. Ann's

The Peruvian Choir from Father Jack Davis' mission in Chimbote, Peru, will perform at St. Ann in Gulf Breeze on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 17, 18 and 19. The visit marks the beginning of a multi-city United States tour by the choir. More...

Business

Fuel prices soar by 10 cents in week

GAS WATCH

The national average price of unleaded regular gasoline increased 9 cents per gallon last week. Florida's average price increased 10 cents during the same period. More...

'GBN' plans Progress Report

Was 2008 a great year for your business? Or are you proud that you managed to remain on solid footing? More...

Teens bummed out by economy

The struggling economy is affecting all demographics, including teens as underscored in the 10th annual Junior Achievement/Allstate Foundation Teen Personal Finance Poll. The poll is an annual, financial IQ pulse check for U.S. teens. More...

Opinion

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Halftime report: Senate makes progress

In at least one way, a Florida legislative session is like a highpowered basketball game - the last minutes are often the most exciting and most important. More...

Midway Fire District keeps lid on spending

I was offered an opportunity to write a few words to let the public know the state of the Midway Fire District's finances. More...