May 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Wounded veterans converge for rally

It will be the first time since his Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in 2000 that Chris Lynch will ride a pedal bike in an event, but he will not ride alone. More...

Dolphins play for Region crown

Joe Culpepper/Gulf Breeze News Gulf Breeze High baseball coach Randy Renfroe is hugged by Patrick Vance as the Dolphins celebrate their 2-1 Regional semifinal win over West Florida. Story, 1C More...

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New seat-belt law could save 142 lives

Gov. Charlie Crist last week signed Senate Bill 344, the Dori Slosberg and Katie Marchetti Safety Belt Law. The legislation mandates the use of seatbelts in motor vehicles, effective June 30, 2009. More...

Burr receives lofty Optimist honor

Marguerite Burr of Gulf Breeze, former president of the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club, was recently honored in Jacksonville for outstanding Optimist Club service and merit as she was elevated to Distinguished Lieutenant Governor status. More...

Things get 'choclatety' for SRS Women's Club

The Santa Rosa Shores Women's Club held its May meeting at the lovely home of Julia Russell on Edgewater Drive. More...


What's on tap?

Thursday 5/14 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...

'The Duke' is back

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" (Paramount Centennial Collection) — "Liberty Valance" is a perfect storm of a film where a legendary director (John Ford), a stellar cast (James Stewart, John Wayne, Vera Miles, Lee Marvin More...

Pensacola Pelicans kick off 2009 season


Thursday, May 14 Pelicans celebrate opening day The Pensacola Pelicans have a full lineup of activities planned for opening week, including a four game opening home stand against the Shreveport-Bossier Captains from Thursday through Sunday. More...


PBES Honor Roll released

Mr. Jeff Castleberry, Principal of Pensacola Beach Elementary, congratulates the following students for making the recent third nine-weeks Honor Roll: NOTE: The following were sent by the teachers in the respective grades: More...

High schoolers get gussied up for Junior/Senior Prom

Elizabeth Niles, Elizabeth Barfield, Kari Stephenson, Michala Nowak and Amanda Bennet are ready to go out on the town. More...

Area GBES, OBES students learn about three new R's

Gulf Breeze-area students recently participated in two educational programs sponsored by Allied Waste - 'Auntie Litter' and 'Garbage Gus.' Gulf Breeze and Oriole Beach elementary students met the original Auntie Litter on April 15 in recognition o More...


Habitat house to be built by women only

The first All-Women's Habitat Build will begin Saturday, May 16 at 8 a.m. at 1959 America Avenue in Midway. The Women's Ministry of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will sponsor a home to be built by all-women volunteers. More...

'Lead us not into temptation . . . '

From 1992 to 1994, my family and I lived in a townhouse on Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan. We had not been in our home long when we lost power the first time. More...


'Home' entertainment was norm during my time

Staying at home more? Many people say they are. With economic times what they are, saving money with home entertainment is a good idea. I recall how easy it was to have fun at home in the "olden days," when I grew up. More...

Home & Garden

Girl travels to Middle East to study Israel-Palestine Conflict

¦ She says US news outlets rarely report the truth about the situation

"Don't tell me how educated you are; tell me how much you've traveled." Those words are attributed to Mohammed, and one student's experiences during a trip overseas certainly seem to provide evidence to support the prophet's logic. More...

Focus on the good things in life

A valuable lesson from Cody:

Have you ever wondered why some people are in wheelchairs? Have you ever wondered what it would be like in a wheelchair? I can help answer both questions. Someone very special to me has been in a wheelchair most of my life. More...

Tips, tricks for adding curb appeal to your landscape

Knock Out Roses can enhance any lawn

(ARA) - You only get one chance for your home to make a first impression. With a little help from Mother Nature, you can demand a second look from passersby with a show-stopping front yard. More...



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...

GBES' Murray queen for a day

Special to Gulf Breeze News Retiring Gulf Breeze Elementary School Principal Karen Murray was feted by her staff and students as "Queen For A Day" on Tuesday, May 5. Riding on a golf "carriage," The regal Mrs. More...

Bruno's to close its doors in Gulf Breeze

Bruno's shoppers prepare to deal with a loss of convenient grocery shopping, and the store's faithful employees face unemployment. Southern Family Market purchased 31 stores as a part Bruno's bankruptcy proceedings. More...

Stimulus monies might save 51 classroon jobs

¦ Santa Rosa School District previously said 240 jobs would be cut

Thanks to the promised federal stimulus monies expected to arrive in Florida soon, the Santa Rosa County School District might be able to save 51.5 classroom jobs - 37 teachers and 14.5 teacher assistants - from the chopping block. More...



Island News

Paddle Out for a purpose

Event encourages organ donations

Four years ago, 16-year-old William McMahon succumbed to liver failure. More...

Beach chamber welcomes new executive director

Vici Papajohn/Gulf Breeze News SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee, right, was among the many who welcomed new Executive Director Maureen LaMar, left, as the new executive director of the Pensacola Beach chamber at a reception in her honor. More...

Full moon walk, Nat'l Trails Day is June 6

On June 6, hikers across the country will celebrate the 17th annual National Trails Day (NTD), a long-standing celebration of America's magnificent trail system and to encourage all Americans to get outside to experience everything the great outdoo More...


Baccalaureate participation open to seniors


Baccalaureate services for Gulf Breeze High School seniors will be held Sunday, May 31 at 6 p.m. at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Information provided by Midway Fire District.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of May 1 through May 7, Midway Fire District was called for 40 incidents. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of May 2 to May 8, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 32 emergencies. More...


Baseball's run continues

GBHS plays best-of-three series in Jacksonville Friday for Region 1-4A title

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins, who had won a total of two regional tournament games all time, won two in a four day span last week to move to within one round of the state tournament. More...

Just 'one of the guys'

Takacs takes aim at Dolphin kicker spot

Thursday was the first day in full pads for the Dolphin football team, with one of them standing out a little more than the others. Bianca Takacs, a three-year starter on the Lady Dolphin soccer team, is vying to be the team's kicker. More...

'09 baseball revives ghosts of '03 football

Maybe I should get out of the prognostication business - or maybe I should keep doing it. More...




Frances Schwab Adair, 93, of Gulf Breeze, died at her home Tuesday, April 21, 2009. Adair was born Nov. 26, 1915, in Atlanta, where she lived most of her life. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 14 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce New Member Meeting 4 p.m. More...


GC Economics Club to hear commercial real estate experts

The Gulf Coast Economics Club welcomes keynote speaker Brad Humrighouse, manager of Coldwell Banker United Commercial Real Estate, who will discuss commercial real estate as it relates to the entire Gulf Coast region from Mobile, Ala. More...

Newkirk graduates basic training

Air Force Airman Jenifer R. Newkirk (Gulf Breeze High, 2006) graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. More...

Women's Business Luncheon is Friday

The Women's Business Luncheon is expanding into the Gulf Breeze area with a lunch meeting planned for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at the First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze, 555 Fairpoint Drive. More...




Resident thankful for dog's water rescue

My Mother's Day started out like any other day, so you can imagine my surprise when it developed into one of those restored-faith-in-humanity kind of days. As a Mother's Day gift, I slept late (that means until 8 a.m. More...

Health is a process that you control

A recent study presented to the American Society of Breast Surgeons established that breast self-examination (BSE) is as accurate as mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at detecting new breast cancers in high-risk women. More...