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GBES' Murray ready to learn 'how to play' again

Popular principal completes her vision for Blue Ribbon school

FIRST IN A SERIES Karen Murray, principal for the last 15 years at Gulf Breeze Elementary, will be retiring at the end of June. "I feel like I've completed my vision for this school since coming here in 1983," Murray said last week. More...

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Community

Zoo's 'Feast With Beast' set for June 19

The Zoo Northwest Florida will celebrate 25 years of entertaining and educating Northwest Florida with "Feast with the Beast," featuring food, live music and animal encounters on Friday, June 19 from 7 p.m. until midnight. More...

Hepburn to speak at BRACE event

Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies (BRACE) announces that Rev. Marcus Hepburn, Chairperson for the Florida Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, will be the keynote speaker for the BRACE Annual Meeting from 11:30 a.m. More...

Photo

Submitted photo Jeff Whitson of Rose Lawn Funeral Home presents Monsignor Luke Hunt of Saint Ann Catholic Parish the deed to two cemetery plots donated to the church to use as it deems necessary. More...

Entertainment

Fiesta celebrates history with balls, parades and visits

Juan Sebastián de Elcano visits Pensacola

The Juan Sebastián de Elcano, the world's third largest tall ship, will be in Pensacola until June 8 to help commemorate the 450th anniversary of the discovery of Pensacola. More...

Summer concert series get into full swing in June

Dive into summer music on Pensacola Beach four nights a week as the Bands on the Beach and Sounds of Summer music series gets into full swing. The popular outdoor concert series Bands on the Beach continues from 7-9 p.m. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 6/4 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 6/5 Paradise Bar & Grill Wildwood, 6 p.m. More...

School

Fifteen Santa Rosa County students expelled

Seven expulsions in Gulf Breeze Schools alone

Fifteen students were expelled from Santa Rosa County schools last week. Twelve were from south-end schools, including seven from Gulf Breeze. More...

WBMS holds Tropicana Speech Contest

Woodlawn Beach Middle School sixth grade Language Arts classes participated in the Tropicana Speech contest. Students wrote and delivered a 2-3 minute speech on the topic of their choice. More...

Barrineau visits local schools to stress good oral hygiene

Nicole Barrineau, D.D.S., P.A. of Barrineau Family and Cosmetic Dentistry visited 11 schools in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties in February to teach more than 700 children about the importance of good oral hygiene. More...

Faith

Mid Summer Night Party is next Saturday

Gulf Breeze News St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church's popular annual gala, Mid Summer Night Party, is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the church on 1 St. Francis Drive, Gulf Breeze. More...

Mission in Motion bus to visit St. Ann on Tuesday, promote wellness

BRIEFS

The Sacred Heart "Mission in Motion" bus will be in the St. Ann Catholic Church parking lot on Tuesday, June 9, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 4 Eglin Joint Use Study Meeting 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, June 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

Snakes I can deal with, but not mice

Recently along the road, I saw something that I don't see much of anymore. It was a very long, very dead snake that evidently had a confrontation with the tires of a passing car — and lost. Poor old thing. More...

Home & Garden

'Bee' aware of pollination in the vegetable garden

When growing squash, vigorously growing plants and lots of pretty, yellow flowers are good signs but certainly not a guarantee that you will have a bountiful harvest. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

Man perishes in late-night fire near Oriole Beach

Mother, brother manage to escape blaze on Pine Street

A late-night house fire Thursday in the 1200 block of Pine Street in the Oriole Beach area claimed the life of a Gulf Breeze resident. More...

St. Francis welcomes Episcopal bishop

Most Rev. Jefferts Schori is head of world's 2.4 million members

For the second time in five years, St. Francis of Assisi Church in Gulf Breeze has hosted the highest ranking Episcopal bishop in the world. The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori - chief pastor to the Episcopal Church's 2. More...

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Island News

Dr. Seuss' words continue to inspire

Many of us have grown up with Dr. Seuss, either reading his books as children, or reading them to our children. Not many of us will ever forget "The Cat in a Hat," or "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." His real name was not Dr. More...

Park visitors, rangers show excitement at Fort Pickens

Despite the fact that the Gulf Island National Seashore (GINS) staff still faces several challenges in getting the Fort Pickens Area back to running at full capacity, park visitors and rangers alike are delighted to again have access to one of the More...

Sen. Gaetz to visit Pensacola Beach today

Citizens concerned about property taxes, education, the economy, the future of Northwest Florida's military bases, health care and other state issues can share their views one-on-one with state Sen. Don Gaetz today on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

Local man convicted for having child porn

A Gulf Breeze real estate broker was one of three Northwest Florida men sentenced May 28 to federal prison for possessing child pornography. Charles L. Cunningham, 66, whose residential address was not released by the U.S. More...

Second case of swine flu hits Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County has its second case of H1N1 (swine flu). A sample from an adult male was confirmed positive by testing at the Florida Department of Health Pensacola Branch Laboratory. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 4/5/2009 Gann, William Gene, W/M, 20, 1900 block of Reserve Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, property crimes. 5/26/2009 Broxson, James Anthony, W/M, 8400 block of Sevilla Street, Navarre, violation of probation. More...

Sports

Short-handed Dolphin football team loses jamboree in Milton

Team to begin summer workouts June 15, with 7-on-7 games on Wednesdays

A hobbled Dolphin football team struggled on offense and had trouble on defense as the Milton Panthers beat GBHS 21-0 in a spring jamboree Thursday in Milton. More...

Cuts cost Kerby soccer coaching position

Oriole Beach Elementary will lose only three or four positions this summer, but one of them is being felt in Gulf Breeze Proper. More...

Lacrosse makes Gulf Breeze debut

Gulf Breeze got its first taste of lacrosse last weekend at Shoreline Park. While Saturday's action didn't go well, the Dolphins bounced back with two wins on Sunday. More...

Obituaries

DONNA M. DOTSON

1945-2009

Donna Marie Dotson, 64, of Gulf Breeze, who served as Honorary Chairman of the 2009 American Cancer Society's Gulf Breeze Relay for Life on April 25, passed away Monday, May 29. More...

WILLIAM J. GOLIWAS

1943-2009

William Joseph Goliwas, 65, of Gulf Breeze, died Saturday, May 23, after a long battle with cancer. Goliwas was born Oct. 12, 1943 and was one of eight children of Walter Joseph Goliwas and Mary Fane Goliwas. More...

ELSIE D. CHANDLER

1923-2009

Elsie Davis Chandler, 85, formerly of Gulf Breeze, died Wednesday, May 27, 2009. Chandler was born Sept. 25, 1923 in Bagdad and was a resident of Pensacola. More...

Opinion

May Donna Dotson rest in God's peace

Any time news reaches us that a fellow Gulf Breeze resident has passed away, it saddens us here at Gulf Breeze News. Being such a small town, it seems we know just about everyone. If we don't know the deceased, we know someone who does. More...

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

Was there a principal from your years in school who impacted your life?

"There was an assistant principal, Richard Perry, at Carmel (N.Y.) High School who had a great influence on kids." Susan Bernard Gulf Breeze More...