October 22, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoo NW Florida in discussions with prospects

Officials from The Zoo Northwest Florida are negotiating this week with two groups that are interested in purchasing the Zoo, according to Zoological Society chairman Judge John Kuder. More...

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Gulf Breeze Book Club meets to discuss ‘Post-American World’


The Gulf Breeze Book Club will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 26 at 5:30 p m. in the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive.   The book being read this month is ‘The Post-American World’ by Fareed Zakaria. More...

DeMaria claims NAMMY award

Pensacola musician and former Gulf Breeze resident Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria is the winner of a Native American Music Award (NAMMY). He won in the Native Heart category for his soundtrack ‘Siyotanka: The Legend of the Flute.’   More...

Turks celebrate 50 years of blissful matrimony

Ken and Caroline Turk celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 26 at Pensacola Beach Community Church. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/13/2009   McLean, Roy Antoney, B/M, 32, 3400 block of Green Briar Circle, Gulf Breeze, driving with a suspended license. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Oct. 9-16, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...


Close but no cigar for Dolphins

Gulf Breeze loses 35-29 at Washington, hosts Bay Friday

Inside the Gulf Breeze Field House are posters with goals the Dolphin offense, defense and special teams hope they achieve during the course of a game. More...

Lady Dolphins crush Milton

Milton High School allowed their students to take in Thursday’s match against Gulf Breeze for free.   Unfortunately for them, they didn’t see much of one. More...

GBHS girls district champs again

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team won its seventh consecutive district title Monday at Tiger Point East, edging Niceville by four shots to claim the crown.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 22 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Expo Committee 8:30 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway   Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...


DeBruicker leads Baptist Medical Park in Navarre

NiCol DeBruicker Director Baptist Medical Park Navarre

NiCol DeBruicker is the Director of Baptist Medical Park in Navarre. More...

Customers’ joy motivates art center owner

Bunni Miller Artist / Owner Studio B Gulf Breeze

Bunni Miller is an artist and is the owner of Studio B art center in Gulf Breeze. Owner of an existing successful Studio B in Clanton, AL, she expanded her business to the Gulf Breeze area this fall.   Q. More...

Impact 100 awards five grants totaling more than $500K to non-profit entities

O n Sunday, Oct. 18, IMPACT 100 held its annual meeting at New World Landing in Pensacola. The club comprised of more than 500 members rewarded five non-profit organizations with grants each totaling $102,800.   The winners were:   More...



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Firemen rescue girl in nick of time

Navarre lass almost succumbs to rough water, exhaustion

A 19-year-old Navarre college student will be able to continue pursuit of her degree after being rescued from the cold, choppy waters of Santa Rosa Sound last Friday. More...

‘GBN’ reporter Page chosen for Rotary trip to India

Gulf Breeze News reporter Scott Page will spend four weeks in India next year as a member of the Rotary District 6940 2010 Group Study Exchange (GSE) team.   More...

Absenteeism stabilizes at Gulf Breeze HS

Numbers down significantly from highest levels 2 weeks ago

Absenteeism influenced significantly by flu and flu-like illnesses spiked at Gulf Breeze High School on Monday, Oct. 5 when 250 students missed part or all of the school day.   By Oct. More...



Island News

Power back on at Ft. Pickens

Campground services restored

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced that this week Gulf Power and park staff is finishing up the task of restoring power to the Fort Pickens Unit. More...

Sod greens up Casino beach

Pensacola Beach is going green. Cool grass now covers the sandy outparcels to the left and right of the Gulfside Pavilion in an experiment to see if the sod will take root and reduce the amount of sand blowing into the parking lots.   More...

Fall Festival Sunday at Pensacola Beach Church

Pensacola Beach Community Church will have its Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 5:30 p m. More...


Pensacola Little Theatre opens ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ tonight

The Pensacola Little Theatre opens its version of the famous stage phenomenon, “The Rocky Horror Show” tonight.   “The Rocky Horror Show” is a long-running British stage musical that opened in London on 19 June 1973. 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, Texas. The group will perform classical and Bollywood dances, along with singing. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 10/22 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Killough Gossman Duo, 8 p m. Friday 10/23 Peg Leg Pete’s Live music, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge The Shiz & Cher, 9 p m. to 1 a m. More...


P’cola Beach Church to hold annual Fish Fry on Saturday

Pensacola Beach Community Church will have its Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p m. More...

Have you cleaned house lately?

My wife and I take a short walk early every morning. We live at one end of the street and walk to the cul-de-sac at the other end and back again.   More...




Joan Strange, 81, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 after a brief illness.   More...


It’s true: You can’t always lead a horse to water

Looking through some old photos from days gone by, I came upon one of my sister and myself smiling out at the world from the back of a pony. This was a rite of passage in my day – a picture taken seated upon a docile pony. More...

Home & Garden

Couples’ quick action checks condo flooding

DEAR HAMMER: I wanted to relate to you the recent “fun” my husband and I had with our water heater in the hopes your readers could use the information.   More...

TEAM Santa Rosa interested in growing community supported agriculture program

MILTON – Panhandle Fresh is seeking input from the community regarding the possibility of creating a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program for Santa Rosa County.   More...

Bake those fish with salt, lemon

Baking a whole fish in a crust of kosher salt seals in the juices and guarantees exquisitely moist -- and surprisingly unsalty -- fish. More...



Full Story

Do we see light at end of the economic tunnel, or is that a locomotive heading straight for us?

Last week I attended an informational meeting and luncheon at which Alan Skrainka, CFA, Chief Market Strategist, Edward Jones, presented an overview of what he considered to be the current state of our financial markets, and the U.S. economy. More...

Dr. Susan Laenger rates as an angel in our midst


This letter is long overdue.   I am embarrassed that of all the letters I write that this one was kept on the back burner after I finished advocating for our troops or local park changes or wounded vets at Homefront Hugs.   More...