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Shop owner explains AK-47 sales

Pawn & gun shop in Midway sells semi-automatic assault weapons to a variety of customers

The Trade Winds Pawn & Gun shop between Navarre and Gulf Breeze has a sign out front advertising AK-47 assault rifles for sale. The sign obviously evokes raised eyebrows by motorists traveling U.S. Highway 98. More...

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Community

Organizers seek Baccalaureate participants

The 2009 Baccalaureate Service for Gulf Breeze High School seniors is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, May 31 at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, located at 75 Fairpoint Drive. Dr. More...

JJ Cafe opens doors to public

Gulf Breeze Elementary School's Jazzy Jellyfish Café will open its doors three Thursday evenings in May beginning today, May 7, and also on the 14th and 21st, for dinner with live music by Joe Occhipinti and guests as well as door prizes and a More...

Dog Lovers give Gibson award for his service

Gordon Gibson of Gulf Breeze recently was honored with the Blue Dog Award presented by the Gulf Breeze Dog Lovers (GBDL) for outstanding contributions to the organization. More...

School

2009 GBHS Prom Court

Courtesy Photo 2009 GBHS Prom Court Seated (from left): Carli Steinhauer, Maci DeMahy, Cayla Platt, Bianca Takacs, Kevyn Sarra, Lisa Aguado, Lacie Brothers and Sarah Beard. More...

Ahoy, mateys!

Photo courtesy of Nevin Shaffer Ahoy, mateys! Members of Boy Scout Troops 417 - Nevie Shaffer, Peter Hahn, Parker Vantassel and Tyler Fisher - and Troop 11 (Nick Flores) spent their spring break in the Florida Keys sailing, kayaking and pirating! More...

Hundreds honor GBES' Singleton

PE teacher spent 30-year career at Gulf Breeze Elementary

For 30 years as Gulf Breeze Elementary School's physical education teacher, Jim Singleton shaped generations of Gulf Breeze residents, encouraging them to attain physical fitness and stay active for life. More...

Faith

'Worship at the Water' kicks off; Calvary Chapel offers many events

On Sunday, May 3, Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church opened the doors of Flounder's Restaurant on Pensacola Beach for its eighth year of 'Worship at the Water.' More than 150 people attended this casual, contemporary service that is open to peopl More...

Obituaries

MURIEL BOOMAN

1927-2009

Muriel Booman, 82, of Gulf Breeze, died Monday, April 27. Booman was born in the Bronx, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late Andolph and Mildred Weeks of Sweden and sister of the late Doris Telhaug, of Dumont, N.J. More...

WANDA COOPER

1925-2009

Wanda J. Pickle Cooper, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, April 27. Cooper was born in Battle Creek, Mich., on Jan. 7, 1925 to Mortimer O. and Marguerite D. (Whitney) Pickle. More...

LIELANIE MUSICK

1978-2009

Lielanie Lynn Musick, 30, of Cantonment and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Thursday, April 23. Musick was born Aug. 15, 1978, at Clark Air Base, Angeles City, Republic of the Philippines. More...

Business

BRIEFS

BBB's Szulczewski gets communicator honor

Karen Szulczewski, communications director for the Better Business Bureau serving northwest Florida, was recognized at the Florida Public Relations Association's 2009 Northwest Florida Image Awards held on Saturday, April 25. More...

Cost of first-class stamps increases to 44 cents on Monday, May 11

The price of a first-class U.S. postage stamp will increase to 44 cents beginning Monday, May 11. The new rate represents a two-cent increase and comes after the U.S. Postal Service conducted its annual review of service pricing. More...

Opinion

Momma, you're still our little dogwood

My beloved mother, Vera, turns 80 this summer. I have so much for which to be thankful - momma's unconditional love, her tender care when I was hurting, her wisdom and faith. She continues to be a source of inspiration to this very day. More...

Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

How do you feel about the sale of AK-47 assault rifles to the general public? More...

Legislature outlaws accident fees

Gulf Breeze's emergency response tariff to expire July 1

The Florida legislature last Friday passed a law outlawing imposing fees or seeking reimbursement for costs relating to responder services by municipalities and counties. More...

Making waves again

Galbavy prepares group for grueling Bay Swim

During her days as a competitive swimmer, Christine Galbavy neared world-class status in sprints like the 100- meter butterfly and 50-meter freestyle. The Pensacola resident participated in the 2000 U.S. More...

Harriman honored

Gulf Breeze Rotarian and Gulf Breeze Hospital/Andrews Institute Administrator Bob Harriman (right) was honored with the Combined Rotary of Pensacola Ethics in Business Award this week. More...

Events

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Entertainment

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, May 7 Museum hosts Naval Aviation Symposium The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for another exciting glimpse into the history and future of Naval Aviation at the 23d Annual Symposium, Thursday and Friday, May 7- 8. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 5/7 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 5/8 Seville Quarter Saving Abel in concert, 8 p.m. More...

Outdoor concert season returns

Summer is the time to get out to the beach and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. Now there's another reason to cross the Bob Sikes Bridge as Bands on the Beach, returns for another great summer season. More...

News

Area to honor, cheer wounded veterans next week

Severely wounded American heroes injured on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan will be challenged, honored and cheered during EscaRosa Independence Weekend (EIW) from May 14-17 in the Pensacola Bay Area. More...

UPA opposes planned development

April's meeting of the United Peninsula Associated provided members an opportunity to rank issues to be established as objectives for the rest of 2009. The list included a possible sign/billboard ordinance, traffic light synchronization on U.S. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of April 25 through May 1, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 15 emergencies. More...

Sports

Believe it!

Gulf Breeze High athletes make history

A week of firsts Last week was arguably the best week of sports in the history of Gulf Breeze. High. Here's a recap of what happened: Gulf Breeze's baseball team clinched its first playoff berth in 29 years. More...

Back to back

Kasler, Pfeifler repeat as 2A state doubles champions; team runners up

The duo of Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler went to last week's 2A state tennis tournament undefeated and as the defending state champions. They came back the same way - and with more hardware. More...

Dolphin baseball playoffbound

GBHS in postseason for first time 29 years; played at Rickards Tuesday

It was moments after the Dolphins' loss on Friday - and coach Randy Renfroe wasn't the least bit disappointed. Probably because the news was made earlier in the week. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 7 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, May 11 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

For Mother's Day, flowers fit all sizes

Well, here's another holiday coming up, and you know we regard it as one of the most important days, and one that nobody would dare forget. That's right: Mother's Day, that's the one. More...

Home & Garden

Leaf spot diseases are common this year

Plant diseases can significantly affect the aesthetic quality of many plants in the landscape. Interestingly, the weather greatly influences disease development on plants. When environmental factors favor the host plant, disease is unlikely. More...

It's lights out for sea turtle nesting season

Sea turtle nesting season has begun on Florida's beaches, which means beach residents and visitors need to follow a few precautions to ensure a successful season. More...

Each mother is a celebrity to her children

The Internet has unlimited articles on Mother's Day. One that caught my attention was the "Top Ten Celebrity Moms" that went on to describe mothers with high visibility in our country, mainly movie stars. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT PPTS 150 LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...