June 25, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

AppRiver CEO earns state entrepreneur of year award

¦ Designation comes in the 'Emerging Organizations' category

When Gulf Breeze-based AppRiver launched its e-mail messaging and Web security company in 2002, its founders jokingly referred to their venture as 'Two Men and a Spam Filter. More...

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Will rain zap heat wave?

Heat indices over 100 degrees have roasted Gulf Breeze

A 40 percent chance of rain is in Gulf Breeze's weather forecast for this weekend and is a welcome possibility to locals, who roasted under 100-degree temperatures and even hotter heat indices earlier in the week. More...

Conditions ripe for wildfires

Dangerously high temperatures continue to parch the Gulf Breeze area, and the Florida Division of Forestry and local fire department leaders are advising the public that great caution should be used during outdoor burning, disposing of smoking mate More...

Committee to recognize local yards for beauty

¦ Sponsors needed to purchase plaques

All that hard work weeding, mowing, planting and pruning is finally going to be recognized, as the city of Gulf Breeze is implementing a Yard of the Quarter award. More...


DVD released on anniversary

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK "Do The Right Thing" — Spike Lee's powerful and amazing film about race relations and prejudice turns 20 this year. More...

Club Scene

Thursday 6/25 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 6/26 Seville Quarter Freedom Rock Weekend, all day event. More...

UFO trolley tours to begin in Gulf Breeze


Thursday, June 25 Evenings features Dueling Pianos One of Evenings in Olde Seville Square's most venerable and popular mainstays, the famous Rosie O'Grady's Dueling Pianos, once again travel a couple of blocks down Government Street from Sevi More...


Smart in science

Pensacola Beach Elementary School's fifth grade Science team recently took third place at the Sunshine Math Competition. They are (from left): Jace Amberson, Lia Lampone (captain), Jacob Baldwin and Jamie Seabrooke (third place individual). More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary releases final Honor Roll

Mrs. Karen Murray, principal of Gulf Breeze Elementary School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the fourth nine-weeks grading period of the 2008-09 school year. More...

PBE's final nine week Honor Roll released

Mr. Jeff Castleberry, principal of Pensacola Beach Elementary School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the fourth nine-weeks grading period of the 2008-09 school year from the fifth and third grades: More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, June 30 Santa Rosa County Commission Special - Rezoning 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Wednesday, July 1 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee More...


There's good news, bad news

Incremental rises flatten, but prices here still creep higher

The bad news: Gasoline prices in Florida rose by an average of 5 cents a gallon last week, 2 cents more than the national average price and 1 cent more than in Georgia. More...

Home & Garden

Life, art on her own terms

"One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries." That's what Alan Alexander "A.A." Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh books, said of following his creative drive without fear of consequenc More...

A new weapon in the fight against the mole cricket

Mole crickets can be serious pests of Florida lawns, gardens and pastures. But before you panic and begin treating your lawn, let's learn about a new strategy for mole cricket control. There are several pest species of mole crickets. More...



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...

Title IX lawsuit could affect FHSAA action

¦ Planned cuts in prep sports schedules results in legal action

A lawsuit filed last week in Jacksonville seeks to halt the Florida High School Athletic Association's recent controversial decision to trim game schedules for most sports by 20 to 40 percent during the next two academic school years. More...

Zimmern to succeed Gilchrist

She will become first female mayor in Gulf Breeze history

The glass ceiling has been broken at Gulf Breeze City Hall. More...



Island News

Beach Trolleys

Colorful trams help you get where you want to go

During major events like the July 10-12 Blue Angels Weekend and other peak tourism periods like the Fourth of July, vehicular traffic on Pensacola Beach can grind to a virtual standstill. More...

How do you deal with frustration?

Watching the delayed match of the U.S. Open, frustration was often evident in many of the players. I suspect the very fact of having to delay play caused some frustration. More...

This week on Pensacola Beach

Friday Fun Night Under the Stars, 8 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. The Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association will host a night under the stars. ¦ The Sounds of Summer, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk Band Shell. More...


Former caregiver arrested for abusing disabled victim

A Gulf Breeze woman, Latoera O'Neal, 34, was arrested last week on charges that she abused a disabled resident of the Horizons of Okaloosa facility in Fort Walton Beach. More...

2 die in Garcon Bridge crash

Accident victims were from Alabama, Texas

A horrific head-on crash Saturday on the Garcon Point Bridge claimed the lives of two people. Steven R. Franks, 55, of Eufala, Ala., was driving a 2006 Pontiac southbound on the bridge at approximately 10:45 a.m. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of June 13 through June 19, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 20 emergencies. More...


A historic title

Tiger Point 11s win park's first ever Dizzy Dean district title

The Tiger Point 11-under All Star baseball team won the park's first district title in its five-year history, beating Navarre 14-10 on June 16. More...

Lady Dolphin track smartest in state

¦ GBHS spring sports rank among tops in state academically

Spring was an historic season for Gulf Breeze High athletics - it was also an eventful one in the classroom as well. More...

Five Questions with head football coach Chris Nemith

Our summer-long series Five Questions starts with football coach Chris Nemith. 1. Going back to last year quickly - it seemed one of the things that contributed to your 1-9 season is the team's inability to 'make their own luck. More...


'Tot Lot' lives on (only in different venue)

These beautiful summer days go slamming by too fast for me. The kids are out of school for the summer now. And it is true that the days which, when we were young, seemed to stretch out endlessly ahead, do feel much shorter as we age. More...


Mole Patrol plans screenings during Blue Angels week

More than 1 million cases of skin cancer will be diagnosed this year, but you don't have to be one of them. More...

New heart-valve repair surgery cuts pain, stay

Sacred Heart Hospital is now offering patients who need heart-valve repair with an advanced surgical technique that allows for a small incision and a quicker, less painful recovery. More...




Influx of tourists makes driving treacherous

Since June 1, it seems the volume of traffic on U.S. Highway 98 has doubled. More...

Hotel story addressed symptons, not cure


Regarding your June 11 article concerning the Bay Beach Resort Inn, you were on point with symptoms. More...