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GB schools rate all 'A's'

¦ Results are from latest FCAT exams

The Florida Department of Education graded Gulf Breeze High School as an "A" school for the 2008-09 academic year. More...

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Community

Sales-tax proposal 'the only way' to fund new courthouse

I have been asked to address the current state of the Santa Rosa County Courthouse. The current courthouse was completed in 1927, making it 82 years old. More...

30th class reunion brings many old friends together

FIRST IN A TWO-PART SERIES

O n a warm summer night, I sat in my car in the parking lot of Paradise Bar and Grill. I had decided to not get out. More...

Independence Day started with rum ration

Independence Day is the only national holiday that commemorates the United States and is celebrated in every state. Wonder what George Washington would say about the way we celebrate this memorable day? In 1778, then-Gen. More...

News

SMARTER THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR?

The FWC offers these tips to help decrease the possibility for bears in our area: ¦ Bears are looking for food. If you eliminate the food source, the bears will go away. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of June 20 through June 26, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 21 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Information provided by Midway Fire District.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of June 19 through June 25, Midway Fire District was called for 41 emergencies. More...

Sports

Kasler commits to Auburn

Three-time state champion can sign paperwork in November BY JASON THOMPSON Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

Jackie Kasler's phone will start ringing off the hook this week, but she'll have some bad news for all college coaches - her mind's made up. More...

Nowak to swim for Florida Atlantic

Michala Nowak, a ninetime state meet performer, signed a swimming scholarship with Florida Atlantic University last week. More...

July 17 date for FHSAA hearing

The Gulf Breeze News learned after the publication of last week's paper the next court date in regards to Policy 6, the schedule reduction rule passed by the Florida High School Athletic Association in April. More...

Obituaries

HELEN GARDNER

1926-2009

Helen Entrekin Gardner, 82, a long-time resident of Gulf Breeze, died peacefully at home on Sunday, June 14, 2009, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born Sept. More...

THEODORE MARSHALL

Theodore Joseph Marshall, M.D., 78, died Monday, June 15, 2009. Service is 2 p.m., Monday, July 6 at Christ Church in Pensacola. More...

CHERYL P. SHIREY

1968-2009

Cheryl Lynn Peavy Shirey, 41, of Pensacola and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, June 26, 2009 Shirey was born Jan. 27, 1968. She was a loving and caring mother, daughter, sister and best friend and a devoted wife. More...

Home & Garden

The Fourth and Fireworks

KABOOM !!!: Saturday July 4th is a day of family fun. The Gulf Side Pavilion will have live music by Richard Bowen from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. followed by The Slammers. "The Shell" on the Portofino Boardwalk will feature the U.A.G. Band from 6 p.m. More...

All American Summer Favorite

Watermelons are a classic summer favorite. Sweet, cool and refreshing, they perk up picnics and keep things cool at cookouts. As good as they are just sliced, there are plenty of ways to dress them up and make them the delicious star of the show. More...

Enjoy nature's second bloom

Record setting heat along the Gulf Coast has many gardeners seeking relief indoors. This is the time when gardeners must be cautious when working in the heat. However, there are still gardening tasks that must be done. 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...

Another bear captured in Gulf Breeze

Critter was discovered wandering around the Baybridge Office Park

For the second time in less than two weeks, a black bear was captured by authorities on the north side of Gulf Breeze Proper. More...

GBUMC mission group safe after armed coup

28 people from Gulf Breeze were in third-world country

Should Bianca Takacs be instructed this fall to write an essay titled "What I Did on My Summer Vacation," it should make for a pretty good read. More...

Events

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Island News

KA BOOM - July 4th 2009

Our nation is having another birthday and there's no better place to celebrate it than Pensacola Beach. With the white sand and blue skies, all you need is a red bathing suit to complete the patriotic picture. More...

Jr. Lifeguard graduation returns to Opal Beach

Last week, a class of eight boys and three girls were graduated from the first Junior Lifeguard class of the season, and the first to be held at Opal Beach in five years. More...

Elks Lodge raises over $2,000 and 13 units of blood for center

Several people rolled up their sleeves and many others emptied their wallets Saturday, June 20 at the Elks Lodge's Blood Drive held in coordination with the Northwest Florida Blood Center. More...

Entertainment

'The Hangover' you won't want to cure

Although the summer has become primarily the domain of special effects blockbusters, there will always be high demand for a few solid feel-good comedies as well. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 7/2 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 7/3 Seville Quarter Red, White and Blue Weekend, all day event. More...

Area prepares to celebrate Independence Day

THINGS TO DO

Friday, July 3 PMA Member's Show Exhibit opening The annual Members' Juried Exhibition celebrates the artistic endeavors of its active members as the galleries are filled with their painting, sculpture, and mixed media pieces. More...

School

Gulf Breeze Elementary fifth graders compete in Elite Mile race

The top eight male and female milers of the fifth grade class of Gulf Breeze Elementary competed in an Elite Mile race recently at Dolphin Stadium. The winners will be remembered on the "wall of fame" until someone breaks their record. More...

Pedaling for a good cause

Subman (above) visited Good Shepherd Lutheran School recently for a fundraiser with St. Jude's Children's Hospital. "It's part of what we teach our students to give back to the community," Good Shepherd School Board President Arnold Egli said. More...

Faith

Santa Rosa Shores Baptist plans events

Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church has two major events going on next week. Vacation Bible School begins Monday, July 6 and will run through Friday, July 10 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Friday, July 3 Independence Day holiday, city, county, state and federal offices closed; Gulf Breeze News offices closed Monday, July 6 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee 9 a.m. More...

Seniors

Fourth of July still worth singing about!

Anticipating all the hoopla of the Fourth of July events ahead reminds me of how much I looked forward each summer to the Fourth of July celebrations "up home." We always spent the holiday in Lititz, Pa., visiting my cousins. More...

Business

Finally, prices heading south

Indicators suggest peak prices probably have maxed out

The national average price of gasoline fell by 5 cents a gallon in the past week. Fuel prices in Florida were down 3 cents during the same period. More...

Opinion

For 30-somethings, Jackson belongs to us

It was about 5 p.m. last Thursday. I was writing one of the many stories I pen each week when I checked the Internet. I immediately called my sister. More...

How some of Florida's newspapers covered Michael Jackson's death

Daytona Beach More...

On the Spot:

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

What is your favorite Michael Jackson song, and why? More...