November 12, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

T.S. Ida rattles nerves

Tropical storm puts area on edge 3 weeks before season’s end

Jim Cantore was here, so we knew it had to be serious, right? More...

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Bell ringers needed for holidays


The Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to ring bells at the donation kettle in front of Publix Super Market in Gulf Breeze this holiday season.   More...


Army’s Johnson on his way to 2nd Lt. commission

In the spirit of Wednesday’s Veterans Day observance, Gulf Breeze News recognizes the newest local members of our armed forces:   Warren J. Johnson Jr. More...

Rotary Club will feed you, wash your car

The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club continues its good work for the community. The club is helping sponsor a Pancake Breakfast and Car Wash that supports the food-drive efforts of Interfaith Ministry and Collecting Pennies.   More...


Tea Carte building to be demolished

Old-timers remember store once housed Western Auto, Greenfields

The old Tea Carte building was deemed unsafe and condemned by the Gulf Breeze City Council in August, and the building is slated for demolition no later than Nov. 20. 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 Nov. 2 and Nov. 6:   ¦ On Nov. 2, vandals damaged a car parked overnight at Shoreline Park South. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   11/4/2009   Mullikin, Luke James, W/M, 23, 2000 block of Alfred Boulevard, Navarre, violation of probation. More...


OBES Honor Roll released

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Josh McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students. A Honor Roll First Grade Mrs. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle School’s first nine-week Honor Roll released

Mr. Richard Cobb, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks grading period of the 2009-10 school year.  More...

GBHS’ first nine-week Honor Roll released

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks grading period of the 2009-10 school year. More...




Lillian Irene Cahoon, 97, of Gulf Breeze passed away Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009.   She was a native of Lake, Miss., born April 13, 1912 and had been a resident of Pensacola since 1947 and Gulf Breeze since 2007.   More...



Rev. William T. Condren, 79, a retired priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee, died on Nov. 3, 2009.   More...



Lois Hardy, 92, of Pensacola passed away Friday, Oct. 30, 2009 at Select Specialty Hospital in Pensacola.   More...


BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Precision Tune Auto Care

‘Best footprints you can leave are your own’

Precision Tune of Gulf Breeze prides itself on treating customers like family   More...



Full Story

County moves forward with growth

I hope everyone is enjoying fall in the Panhandle. This is my favorite time of year, when the weather is wonderful and we can enjoy getting outside. More...

Don’t be victim of consumer fraud this holiday season

With the holiday season approaching, con artists unfortunately use this time to step up various financial scams targeting unwitting consumers. Historically, statistics show that fraud rises during the holidays and during economic downturns. More...

Book Swap to promote literacy in Florida is Saturday at GBHS

Student Government Association sponsors event in cafeteria

   Book Swap to promote literacy in Florida is Saturday at GBHS  More...

Gulf Breeze has ‘Ticket to Ride’

Beatles tribute band will perform concert to support Relay For Life

Any Beatles fan worth their salt knows that Britain’s Fab Four performed their famous Shea Stadium concert in New York City on Aug. 15, 1965.   More...

Project Grad offering $10K to lucky winner

Gulf Breeze News   Do you need some extra holiday cash, or do you want to make a big purchase?   Project Graduation organizers are hosting a fundraiser that will put $10,000 in one lucky winner’s pocket.   More...

5 local teachers selected as area’s best by peers

Five outstanding educators have been named Teachers of the Year at their respective Gulf Breeze-area public schools and are among 33 nominees for Santa Rosa County’s Teacher of the Year for 2010. More...



Island News

Much ado over Ida

The forecast called for a tropical storm to make landfall along the Alabama/Florida border in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 10. More...

SRIA tries to please renters, neighbors

The description on the site describes one of the rental houses as “the perfect home for ... family reunion, birthday celebration, weddings” and the pictures show a beautiful home that can accommodate up to 11 overnight guests.   More...

ZOOLights moving to Beach boardwalk

ZOOLights, the popular holiday tradition at the Zoo, is making a move. More...


Florida ‘Whiskey, Rock-ARollers’ Lynyrd Skynyrd ‘Comin` Home’ Friday night

One of Southern Rock’s legendary bands, Lynyrd Skynyrd is set to take over the Pensacola Civic Center this Friday night, Nov. 13 at 8 p m. More...

Pensacola hosts first Dining Out event to benefit the March of Dimes

On Friday, November 13, various restaurants in the Pensacola area will host a fundraising event for the March of Dimes. More...

WSRE has hottest Jazz Ticket in Town

On the evening of November 12, WSRE’s Jean and Paul Amos Performance studio will be transformed into a New York Jazz Club scene for an evening of food, wine and jazz entertainment. More...


Girls golf fourth at state

Ryals, Hicks lead team to best finish in school history

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin golf team etched its name in the history books last week, taking fourth out of 16 teams at the 2A state golf tournament in Ocala.   It was the best finish ever for a GBHS girls team at state. More...

Volleyball rolls over Rams

The Lady Dolphin volleyball team wasted little time in dispatching the Panama City Rutherford Lady Rams 25-14, 25-6, 25-9 in the Regional 1-4A Quarterfinals Nov. 4 in Gulf Breeze. More...

Dolphins host Raiders to close out season

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins will host their archrivals, the Navarre Raiders, in Beach Bowl II, Friday at 7:30 p.m.   The winner gets Publix Beach Bowl Cup. presented by the Gulf Breeze News. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 12 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular/ Reorganization Meeting 9 a.m., Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Santa Rosa County Local Planning Board 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline More...


Florida Silver Haired Legislature has a little ‘tea party’ of its own

I recently returned from a three-day meeting of the Florida Silver Haired Legislature, where heavy decisions were made about the upcoming session of the State Legislature.   More...

Home & Garden

Lombardo and his group use a personal approach to investing

Selecting an investment partner can be confusing when you know don’t know your 401k from your 529 plan. More...

Everyone wins when you make charitable gifts

It's Thanksgiving time again. Like everyone else, you probably have many things in your life for which you are thankful. And you may want to show your appreciation for what you have by making a gift to a charitable organization. More...

How to go from survive to thrive at work

(ARA) - With a wide-spread recession and high jobless rates, it would be no surprise to find that many employed Americans are in "survivor mode" – doing what they can to make the most of the jobs and resources they have at hand.   More...



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