April 16, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Soundview Trail residents seek to slow vehicle traffic

Mayor, City Council hear plea regarding addition of speed bump Soundview Trail residents appeared before the Gulf Breeze City Council on April 1 to request a speed bump in the 1300 block of the street. More...

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Gulf Breeze pair to serve Girl Scouts

Two Gulf Breeze residents — Lonnie Hawkins and Adela Fernandez Lubkowitz, have been selected as members at large of the governing board of 19-county Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle, which was created April 1 with the merger of the Girl S More...

'09 Relay For Life just week away

The Gulf Breeze Relay for Life is only two weeks away, and organizers are encouraging community members to get involved any way they can. More...

Bank teller harmonizes with customers

When Gulf Coast Community Bank relief teller Trish Davis greeted customer Earl Tucker for the first time, it was natural for the former professional singer to simply break out in a greeting of "Duke of Earl," the chart-topping hit from 1962. More...


The Gills breathe life into music

Gills are the respiratory organs that extract oxygen from water and excrete carbon dioxide. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 4/16 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...

'Art in Bloom' at PMA after April showers


Thursday, April 16 PMA hosts 'Art in Bloom' benefit April 16-19 will mark the second annual Art in Bloom benefit for the Pensacola Museum of Art. More...


Lady Dolphin track team fourth out of 14 at Andrews Invitational

GBHS girls look to repeat as district champions today in Panama City

The Gulf Breeze girls track team finished fourth out of 14 teams at the Andrews Invitational Thursday in Gulf Breeze. GBHS finished with 65.5 points, bested only by Pine Forest (176), Milton (79) and Niceville (73). More...

Brown no-nos Pine Forest

GB wins coin toss for top seed at district

Kara Brown threw a no-hitter, the team's fourth of the season, as the Lady Dolphins blanked Pine Forest 9-0 on April 8. Brown struck out 10 and didn't walk a batter, throwing 60 of her 92 pitches for strikes. She also had an RBI single in the win. More...

New column targets Gulf Breeze tennis, golf communities

As summer approaches and the weather and scenery on the Gulf Coast becomes increasingly beautiful, golf and tennis enthusiasts are pulling their clubs and racquets out of storage and getting ready to enjoy their favorite pastimes. More...




Caroline (Momo) Sarah Rountree Brinson, 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2009. Brinson was born in North Augusta, S.C., on May 5, 1926. More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, April 16 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m. More...


Muted price increases possible in '09


The latest report on the petroleum industry from the U.S. Department of Energy tells consumers that the seasonal hike in springtime gasoline prices might be muted this year. More...

GBN plans 'Progress' edition

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

Pillars For Promise offers skills seminar

Pillars For Promise, a local community advocacy organization, will sponsor a one-hour seminar at 10 a.m. More...




Sandra Day O'Connor continues to inspire

She's a living legend, a woman who shook the dust off her cowboy boots and made history as the first female Supreme Court Justice in the land. More...

Skateboarders see local facility in different light


Gulf Breeze News published an article April 2 about the Sunset Skate Park. You reported that the skate park was a wonderful place for kids to go skate for free when there's no surf at the beach. More...

BREAKING NEWS: Woman arrested with gun in Gulf Breeze High School parking lot

Incident occurs on 10th anniversary of Columbine High School massacre in Colorado

The 61-year-old mother of a Gulf Breeze High School student was arrested Monday morning in the school More...

Bruno's seeks to avoid closing

¦ Tiger Point Starbucks, other local businesses face difficult decisions

The Bruno's Supermarket at 334 Gulf Breeze Parkway likely will close by May 31 if new ownership does not acquire the store in the coming weeks. The possible closing is the result of the bankruptcy proceedings of Bruno's Supermarkets, LLC. More...

$10K truck sinks at Shoreline South

¦ Boater was in hurry to help stranded friend when pickup went under

During a long career as an inshore fishing guide, George Ballard has told many tales about "the one that got away." His latest story is one he'd just as soon forget. More...



Island News


Bamboo Willie's will serve thousands of pounds of mud bugs this weekend

Steaming cartons of crawfish will be the main attraction this weekend as Bamboo Willie's presents the 8th annual Crawfish Festival on the Quietwater Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. More...

SRIA agrees to hire master planner for island

A new voice will guide development on the island, and we should know by the end of May whose voice it is. More...

New director will lead Beach chamber

The selection committee unanimously chose Maureen Lamar to lead the Pensacola Beach Chamber as its executive director. Lamar, a Navarre resident, has a resume packed with tourism industry experience. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies 4/7/2009 Highsmith, Diana Marie, W/F, 38, 2000 block of Sunwood Lane, Navarre, production of marijuana. McClary, Richard Ian, W/M, 28, 2000 block of Sunwood Lane, Navarre, production of marijuana. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department. Weekly Activity Report For the week of April 4 through April 10, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 17 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Information provided by Midway Fire District.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of April 3 through April 09, Midway Fire District was called for 36 incidents. More...


GBMS unveils third nine-week Honor Roll

Mrs. Jenny Granse and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Middle School congratulate the following students for making the third nineweek A Honor Roll: More...

OBES unveils third nine-week Honor Roll

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Warren Stevens, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the third nineweeks Honor Roll: A Honor Roll Third Grade Mrs. More...

GBHS releases third nine-week Honor Roll

Mr. More...


Epler on move; Peruvian Choir sings at St. Ann

Dr. Neil Epler of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church has been reassigned by Bishop Paul Leeland to become Senior Pastor of St. Luke United Methodist Church in Enterprise, Ala., effective July 1. More...

Baby of the Week

Submitted photo Savannah Lynn Nobbie, daughter of Gerard and Jennifer Nobbie of Gulf Breeze, was born March 2. She weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.25 inches long. Savannah also is welcomed by her big sister, Jasmin. More...

I urge you to fill every moment to capacity

It's mid-April, and I cannot believe how quickly this new year has passed. Years ago, I began looking at the days of my life as pearls on a string. The string has a measurable length and there are a finite number of pearls. More...


Clippings reveal years spent writing

Many of us have various mementos, maybe clippings, awards, certificates and such on the walls of our dens or offices. More...


'Step Up, Florida! enjoys success


The Santa Rosa County Health Department's 6th Annual Step Up, Florida! campaign enjoyed tremendous success and unprecedented community support during its three weeks of activities in March. More...

Home & Garden

Food, fellowship mark meal time excellence at The Blake

If variety is truly the spice of life, the residents and visitors dining at The Blake Assisted Living and Retirement Community have the best of culinary options - a dining experience so varied and flavored with perfect spice pairing that dining is More...

Firm offers personalized service, excellent value

Pensacola Pools: Family owned since 1977

When Pensacola Pools started it was a very small enterprise operating from the garage of Larry Robbins' home. While the beginnings were modest, his aspirations were not. More...

Simple steps to create a stylish and affordable outdoor spaces

(ARA) - When the sun is shining and the summer breezes are blowing, it's difficult to resist the call to relax outdoors. More...