September 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Pace High duo faces judge

Principal, athletic director charged with criminal contempt

Two Pace High School administrators were to go before a federal judge today (Thursday, Sept. 17) in Pensacola. More...

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FDOT OKs use of surplus right-of-way

AppRiver height variance final step towards development

The steps required to expedite approval and construction of the proposed $12 million 80,000-square-foot AppRiver building expansion project both fell into place last Tuesday night at the Sept. 8 regular meeting of the Gulf Breeze City Council. More...

Breezers shouldn't let guard down

September is 'Florida Preparedness Month, and the Florida Division of Emergency Management is partnering with more than 3,260 organizations across the U.S. to help educate the public about the importance of emergency preparedness. More...

Emergency Reports

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 11, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 21 emergencies. More...


September Gallery Night features Canstruction®

The Arts Council of Northwest Florida will showcase more than 30 participating merchants and artists on Friday, September 18, at the fifth Gallery Night of the season, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Get out and see what's up there in the September skies

Escambia Amatuer Astronomers Association hosts free public stargazing this weekend

The Big Dipper rides high in the NW at sunset, but falls lower each evening. Good scouts know to take its leading pointers north to Polaris, the famed Pole Star. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 9/17 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 9/18 Peg Leg Pete's Ronnie Levine, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge The Shiz & Sher, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...


Midway 1st Assembly of God welcomes southern, traditional gospel performers

On Friday, Sept. 18, Midway Assembly of God located at 5649 East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, will stage a great evening of gospel music featuring both southern and traditional style. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. More...

GBUMC to dedicate 22nd Habitat house

The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will have Landscape & Dedication Day for the Habitat for Humanity Women's Build Saturday, Sept. 19, with landscaping at 8 a.m. and a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. More...

Calvary Chapel stays busy with opportunities

Calvary Chapel-Gulf Breeze has several opportunities for members and their guests to come together for casual worship. 'Collision: A Night of Worship' is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 17 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast of Champions 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Gulf Breeze TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council By-Laws Committee 1 p.m. More...


Now I prefer 'messages' to 'sermons'

Sometimes I wonder what style of religious faith runs deep within me

Whenever Sunday approaches, it brings to mind the many churches I have attended during my long life. First there was my childhood church, the Brethren "plain" church that my Grandfather led, of which I have written in this column many times. More...


Military vaccines set for October

All military personnel will be vaccinated against the H1N1 flu virus, and the vaccine will be available to all military family members who want it, a Defense Department health affairs official says. More...

Home & Garden

Food particles leading cause of dishwashing odor

Q: I read your recent article on "green" house cleaning and really liked it. I have a dishwasher rather than just washing in the sink, and since your article I have made sure to fill it completely before running. More...

Breathe easy with simple tips for improving indoor air quality

(ARA) - Summer has slipped away, but that doesn't mean seasonal allergies have gone with it. Millions of Americans suffer through fall as autumn winds stir up late summer pollen, fallen leaves, dust and debris. More...

Healthy home can add to healthy energy savings

(ARA) - We may be riding an economic roller coaster, but one fact is certain: the weather is about to get cooler. And who wouldn't like to save a few bucks on heating bills this winter? More...



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

More students cause shuffle at GBHS

Gulf Breeze High School is adding a social studies teacher, an additional guidance counselor and reworking numerous students' schedules three weeks into the school year after higherthan projected enrollment put the school on the brink of exceeding More...

Survey gauges Zoo support

Grassroots effort created to save local attraction

The Gulf Coast Zoological Society wants your input as to whether you would like to see some county funds help re-open and support The Zoo long-term. But they need you to fill out the survey and send it online by the end of this week. More...

Santa Rosa School District might be target of new lawsuit

Liberty Counsel says federal funding could be lost if school district is not following federal law More...



Island News

'Taste of the Beach' festival offers a culinary experience

Sea. Sip. Savor a Taste of the Beach, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20 on Pensacola Beach. Colorful canopies will line Casino Beach as island chefs present their delicious signature dishes. More...

Reusable water bottles send eco-friendly message

The Beach Chamber, along with the Pensacola Beach Advocates and the Santa Rosa Island Authority, are introducing eco-friendly festival fun. More...

Corvette Show is Saturday

The Miracle Strip Corvette Club of Pensacola is hosting its annual 'Life's a Vette on the Beach' Corvette Show at Pensacola Beach, Saturday, Sept. 19. Registration is at 8a.m. and the show lasts from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...


Homecoming week starts Monday

Homecoming festivities will begin Monday at Gulf Breeze High, with numerous activities going on through the week. Pocket protectors and calculators will be in abundance on 'Nerd Day' Monday. More...


Dolphins lose QB, game at Catholic

The Catholic Crusaders scored three first half touchdowns on plays of 23 yards or more to defeat Gulf Breeze 34-21 Friday at Gorecki LeBeau Stadium in Pensacola. More...

Sports Schedule

Sept. 17 Boys golf at Miracle Strip Golf Classic, 8 a.m. Volleyball at Washington (Ninth grade 4 p.m., JV 5, Var. 6) Sept. 19 Ninth grade volleyball at Tate Tournament, TBA Sept. More...

Volleyball takes second at Mosley Tournament

The Lady Dolphin volleyball team finished second out of 12 teams at Saturday's 2009 Panhandle Fall Volleyball Classic, losing to host Panama City Mosley 25-18, 16-25, 24-26, 25-18, 15-13 in the championship game. More...




Patricia Faye Preininger, 68, a former employee of Gulf Breeze High School, died Sept. 1, 2009. Preininger was born Nov. 18, 1941 in Cottondale, the daughter of Joseph David Shouppe and Alice Dykes Shouppe. More...



Robert Steven Terry, 76, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Aug. 30, 2009. Terry, a faithful member of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, was also an avid golfer and a member of the Krewe of Lafitte and Karnival Kavaliers. More...


Breezer leaders named to FPRA Board

The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association installed the 2009-2010 board of directors at its August luncheon. More...

Area firm on Inc. list of 5000 fastest growing companies

Pensacola-based IMS ExpertServices has just been named - for the third straight year - to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, coming in at No. 1,979. The 2009 Inc. 5000 serves as an exceptional report card on the U.S. More...

Business Profile

'Paws Here' for a good looking pet

Does your pet look good in the neighborhood? He or she can sport the latest styles and smell good enough to get on the bed after a trip to Paws Here 1st Pet Salon in Gulf Breeze. More...


One danger zone needs more attention

With school back in session, the amount of traffic in and around Gulf Breeze during the morning hours has increased dramatically. More...

Political Cartoon


On the Spot:

What do you think about the possibility of Southwest Airlines coming to serve the Pensacola area?

"I'd be thrilled if the prices are competitive." Martha Cooper Gulf Breeze More...