October 8, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Alcohol ordinance could be amended

Distance between two businesses selling liquor under review

It's been four years since Santa Rosa County voters elected to "go wet," allowing alcohol service and sales in the county. Kinks, however, are still getting worked out of city ordinances. At the Aug. More...

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Gulf Breeze Rotary aids in Habitat House project

In support of annual World Habitat Day, the Gulf Breeze Rotary will be working with Pensacola Habitat for Humanity on Saturdays in October to build a home in South Santa Rosa County. More...

Treatment plant's options have varied costs

¦ SSRUS pipes might be more cost effective than Eglin land lease

If the Department of Environmental Regulation (DEP) requires the Navarre Beach Septic Treatment Plant to cease piping effluent into the Santa Rosa Sound, there are at least two options for alternate disposal. More...

Multi-Cultural Market Place returns Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a m. to 5 p m., artists, crafters, food vendors and entertainers will gather for the annual Navarre Fall Festival of the Arts. More...


Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported the following incidents between Sept. 28 and Oct. 4: ¦ On Monday, Sept. 28, a man was caught burglarizing a home on Shoreline Drive. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

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

Felonies 9/28/2009 Barr, Christopher Thomas, W/M, 25, 600 block of Bay Cliffs Drive, Gulf Breeze, criminal mischief, burglary and larceny. More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 2, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 10 emergencies. More...


GBHS in Panama City tonight

Still looking for first win after 62-27 loss to Arnold

As last Friday's game went on, Dolphin fans began seeing new faces in new positions. Fans will see more of that tonight as the Dolphins travel to Bay High's Tommy Oliver Stadium to face the Rutherford Rams. More...

Want to go?

Tonight's game against Rutherford is at Tommy Oliver Stadium on the campus of Bay High School. Here's the directions: More...

Lady Dolphins top seed in district

Win streak at seven after wins over Catholic, Tate and Choctaw

The GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball team won its seventh straight match last week and clinched the top seed in the District 1-4A Tournament in the process. More...




Deborah Ann Murphy, 52, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Murphy was born Nov. 18, 1956. She was a member of Santa Rosa Shores Baptist Church and served there for many years. She is survived by her husband, Ernest E. More...



Frances Dywane Rogers, 77, of Pensacola passed away on Monday, Sept. 28. Rogers was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Tallassee Ala., to Ralph and Vastee Hart. More...


Small packages deliver large results

5'3" female construction company owner excels in male-dominated industry

Gulf Breeze resident Pam Hunt Caddell is President and owner of Gulf- Atlantic Constructors, Inc. She was raised in Gulf Breeze and grew up on N. Sunset with five sisters. She graduated from Gulf Breeze High School in 1980. Q. More...

Small packages deliver large results

Certified Professional Trainers guide clients towards health

Jessica Stremer is the Manager of Anytime Fitness in Gulf Breeze, and is a Certified Personal Trainer. She has a strong personal and professional work ethic, and can even keep up with her husband, Michael, a Marine Corps flight student. More...

Gulf Breeze residents offer help to troubled girls

At-risk girls find encouragement to learn and succeed at PACE Center on the PJC campus

Many young girls are getting a second chance at life thanks to the PACE Center for Girls. More...




For Favre, admiration goes both ways

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be rolling out the red, er, pink carpet Saturday for Deanna Favre, the wife of football legend Brett Favre. More...

We must get tough on Iran's nuke development

With all the recent focus on Iraq and Afghanistan, another Middle Eastern country has quietly and rapidly become a serious and immediate national security threat. More...

Eyesore in Sound needs to go NOW!

Derelict sailboat off Shoreline Park might be moved using county funds

The unsightly derelict sailboat just off South Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze might be spending its final weeks stuck in Santa Rosa Sound. More...

Mateer, 12, turns 'pro' in Georgia production

Gulf Breeze actress readies for month-long theatrical show

Gulf Breeze Middle School student Maddie Mateer can now officially wear the title of "professional actress." Mateer has been a member of the BETA (Bettering Education through the Arts) Theatre Institute in Gulf Breeze for six years and has done n More...



Island News

Songwriters get the spotlight

The power behind the hit songs, the songwriters themselves, came to Pensacola Beach to showcase their unique talents. More...

Here's to explorers who pave the way

As children growing up in school, we were taught, "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue," and that was our introduction to celebrating Christopher Columbus as the first explorer to reach the New World. More...

View the sky, tour forts in October

Rangers will lead programs at parks

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced that the National Seashore is offering several ranger-led activities for the fall and winter season. More...


Cooler temps, lower humidity mean more aggressive feeding

Fall is officially here and most anglers along the gulf coast know what that means. Both saltwater and freshwater fishing is about to heat up. More...

GB Rec Center to host largest Indian festival

The Pensacola India Association is celebrating India's largest festival, Diwali, by hosting an India Entertainment Group from Houston, Tex. The group will perform classical and Bollywood dances, along with singing. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 10/8 Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Killough Gossman Duo, 8 p m. Friday 10/9 Peg Leg Pete's Live music, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Miles From Coltrane, 9 p m. to 1 a.m. More...


Gearing up

Photo courtesy of WBMS Gearing up Woodlawn Beach Middle School is currently preparing for the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics Competition to be held at the University of West Florida field house on Saturday, October 17, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. More...

Strike up the band

Members of the Gulf Breeze Middle School band perform at the recent exhibition at Pace High School. Every high school and middle school band in Santa Rosa County participated in the exhibition. Lisa Newell/Gulf Breeze News More...


GBUMC to host Monday luncheon

The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Senior Adult Ministries Sharing and Caring luncheon will be held Monday, Oct. 12 in the Gilmore Fellowship Hall on the Fairpoint Campus. The program begins at 11 a m., and the cost of the lunch is $3. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m. More...


By George, I enjoyed crossing the Delaware, too

In the early part of the 1940s, I was acting as an artist's representative for my husband and his two studio partners. More...

Home & Garden

Reduce your home's air pollution and save energy

(ARA) - Your home may be your castle, but the average household can be responsible for nearly twice the greenhouse gas emissions as the average car, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. More...

Boomers join green movement with natural light

(ARA) - Older Americans who add more natural light to their living quarters when they move or remodel benefit from improved vision and mood in a safer environment. More...

October a great month to work in your garden

October marks the start of Florida's dry season. Autumn is on its way and cooler, dryer weather is just around the corner. Because of the nice weather, October is one of the busiest and best times to work in the garden or landscape. More...



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