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Dynamic duo delivers for Dolphins

Powers, Crowell form backbone of VB squad

T here have been some athletic tandems that are synonymous with one another: Montana and Rice, Stockton and Malone and – at least for a time – Shaq and Kobe, to name a few. More...

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Community

Master planners get public input

Island residents brought their opinions to a meeting with the group selected as Master Planners for Pensacola Beach. Over 110 people attended the meeting which was held Oct. More...

Sensory sensitive movie showing caters to special-needs youth

Gulf Breeze Cinemas 8 on Crane Cove Boulevard in Gulf Breeze will offer a special sensory sensitive screening of the movie ‘Astro Boy’at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. More...

Awareness Raffle rakes in about $1,200

If you see someone pedaling around Gulf Breeze on a shiny new pink bicycle during the holidays, it might just be local resident Booth Iburg. More...

Entertainment

Greater Gulfcoast Arts Festival returns to Seville Square

The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival is one of the most highly regarded and popular arts festivals in America. The Festival, a three-day, juried art show, comes to Pensacola’s historic Seville Square the first weekend in November. More...

Trekkies line up for DVD release of latest Star Trek film

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 11/5 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Killough Gossman Duo, 8 p.m. Friday 11/6 Peg Leg Pete’s Live Music, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Kyle Parker Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. More...

Sports

District champions!

GBHS volleyball team 22-2 on season after winning first title in five years

Troy Lewis’ sign read ‘Leave No Doubt.’   The Lady Dolphin volleyball team did just that Thursday, with his daughter having a big hand in it. More...

GBHS girls golf team statebound again

 Hicks wins individual title with 70, Ryals third; advance to sixth state in seven years

The girls golf team, behind the duo of Sarah Hicks and Ashleigh Ryals, competed in the team’s sixth state tournament in the last seven years earlier this week (after the News’ deadline).   More...

No. 6 PHS too much for Dolphins

Coach Chris Nemith is hoping that his Dolphins will see the Choctaw Indians Friday night - and be inspired.   “(They were) a lot like us the beginning of the season. More...

Calendar of Events

Organizer hopes to snag Beck

Retired U.S. Navy veteran Geoff Ross hopes to bring Fox News Channel commentator Glenn Beck to the Panhandle next March — if he can get enough pledges to cover the cost. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 5 Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton   Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline S More...

One week left to see Blue Angels perform

BEST BETS

Thursday, Nov. 5   Hilton hosts Food and Beer Pairing Dinner   Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front is pairing up with Abita Brewing Company from Abita Springs, La. to bring you an enchanting culinary experience.   More...

Home & Garden

Agaves are Floridafriendly plants

Nothing draws more attention in a neighborhood then a flowering century plant. With its soaring flower stalk and menacing looking foliage, these plants are show stoppers. The century plant is a type of succulent in the Agave genus. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Improving Beach won’t be easy

Pensacola Beach needs improving. It’s not enough that Pensacola Beach has the world’s most beautiful, sugar white beaches and crystal clear emerald green waters. No sir. More...

On the Spot:

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

Would you pay $500 to meet Fox   News Channel   commentator Glenn Beck?   More...

Ida causes beach road closures - Free Access

Schools will resume classes Thursday

Due to flooding, sand covering the roadways and some erosion, both the Fort Pickens Road and J. Earle Bowden Way are closed to the public until they can be cleared and repaired. More...

Council ponders new SSRUS board positions

Action was tabled on two nominees pending more information

The Gulf Breeze City Council on Oct. More...

Gulf Breeze motorcyclist dies in collision

A two-vehicle collision in Navarre on Monday claimed the life of a Gulf Breeze man.   Richard Lacquement, 64, died after his Honda motorcycle was hit by a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Anne Hamby, 18, of Navarre. More...

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Island News

Sunset cruise aboard The Entertainer

This party venue offers breathtaking views

Sunsets over Santa Rosa Sound are made even better when viewed from a boat and enjoyed by a group of friends.   Capt. Jerry Andrews hosts such groups regularly aboard his 65-foot custom built navigator, The Entertainer.   More...

Veterans deserve our thanks and prayers

Next Wednesday we will observe Veterans Day in our country. No matter what we think about war, most of us are appreciative of those persons who have served, and are serving, in the military branches of our Nation.   More...

Annual Veterans Day parade Wednesday

The annual Elk’s Lodge Veterans Day Parade will be Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.   The parade route starts at the Marriott Springhill Suites and ends at Casino Beach parking lot where there will be speakers and refreshments.   More...

News

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

Felonies   10/27/2009   Kennedy, Christopher Daniel, W/M, 37, 2200 block of Paloma Street, Navarre, burglary, larceny and damage of property. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported these incidents between Oct. 13 and Nov. 2:    On Tuesday, Oct. 13, a Soundview Trail resident reported that a small amount of cash was taken from an unlocked car.   More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Oct. 24 through Oct. 30, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 19 emergencies. More...

Faith

First Baptist Church offers self-defense class Nov. 24

Tim Pernie, a Black Belt martial arts instructor for the U.S. Marine Corps, will be conducting a 90-minute selfdefense class at First Baptist Church Gulf Breeze on Tuesday, Nov. 24. More...

Obituaries

CHARLES BURGESS 1945-2009

Charles L. Burgess, 64, of Gulf Breeze died Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. Burgess was born April 13, 1945. A memorial service was held Friday, Oct. 30 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home. More...

ETHEL CHALMERS 1930-2009

Ethel May Chalmers, 79, formerly of Gulf Breeze, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nev.   Chalmers was born Jan. 29, 1930 in McNary, Ariz., to Minnie   Koen) and Maxie Loper. More...

ARLEEN JENKINS 1934-2009

Arleen Jenkins, 76, a former Gulf Breeze resident, passed away Oct. 24, 2009 in Boca Raton.   More...

Seniors

Don’t worry; your pumpkins are safe by me

I had a strange experience the other day. As I made my daily walk around the neighborhood, I plucked a few flowers here and there on my rounds. More...

‘Aging gracefully’ is topic

Sacred Heart Hospital’s SENIORSpirit! program will present a free seminar titled ‘Aging Gracefully: Perfecting Your Posture, Balance and Strength’ on Thursday, Nov. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. More...

Gulf Breeze Caregiver Support Group to meet

The Council on Aging of West Florida will host a Gulf Breeze Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 10. There is no cost, and the public is invited. Reservations are not required.   More...

Business

Old Barnhill’s turns to international cuisine

In early 2010, Gulf Breeze residents will have a new dining opportunity along U.S. Highway 98. The Royal Palace buffet plans to open in February in the building that once housed Barnhill’s Buffet at the corner of Oriole Beach Road. More...

AppRiver launches national ad campaign

Gulf Breeze-based AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, launched a national advertising campaign Monday on CNBC Television.   More...

Andrews adds surgeons

Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine are proud to announce that orthopaedic surgeons Charles Roth, M.D., and Robert Snowden, M.D., have joined its team of physicians. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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