November 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

2 appointed to SSRUS board

Additions come in time for White Paper’ analysis

Cathy C. Benoit, a local small business owner, and Todd Johnson, a medical sales manager, were approved as new members of the South Santa Rosa Utility Services (SSRUS) board at Monday’s Gulf Breeze City Council meeting. More...

Holiday decor going up now

Decorations should look more professional this season

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved installation of holiday decorations this year, allocating the sum of $19,000, which matches what was spent last year. The decorations will be completed by Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26.   More...

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City, Rotary work together to raise funds for JA

Leanne Todd, Incoming President of Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida (JA), City Councilman Dana Morris, Outgoing JA President Frances Yeo, City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy, City Councilman Joe Henderson, and Rotarian Kerry Anne Schulz More...

Krause to appear at Rec Center tonight

John Krause, Republican challenger for U.S. Congress, will hold a Town Hall Meeting and a Meet and Greet tonight at the Gulf Breeze Community Center at 800 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. The meeting will begin at 7 p m. and conclude at 9 p.m. More...

Honor Flight donation

Bill Phillips accepts an $800 check at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School from members of the Student Council, Breanna Hubbard (left) and Allison Hall (right).   More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   11/11/2009   Garcia, Hamilton Rufus, H/M, 51, 5800 block of Congress Court, Gulf Breeze, battery. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Nov. 7 through Nov. 13, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. 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. 9 and Nov. 16:   ¦ In the overnight hours of Nov. 11-12, a North Sunset Drive resident reported that a tailgate was stolen off a pickup truck. More...


Volleyball hopes dashed

Bishop Kenny wins fifth straight regional crown; GBHS finishes 24-3

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team had six chances to take game one in their Region 1-4A championship match with Jacksonville Bishop Kenny. More...

Raiders beat Dolphins 42-12

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team has had plenty go against them this season – injuries (nagging and seasonending), tackling, turnovers and inconsistency at skill positions to name a few.   More...

Gulf Breeze seniors sign Division I scholarships

Three-time state tennis champ Kasler to play at Auburn, Lively to play baseball at Central Florida

In the span of one hour Thursday, a pair of GBHS seniors signed Division I scholarships. Ben Lively signed to play baseball at the University of Central Florida, while Jackie Kasler, a threetime state tennis champion, signed to play at Auburn. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 19 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Gulf Breeze   Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway More...


Swinging bridge over train tracks was fun!

As I was reading recently about the Beaches to Woodlands Tour and the Centennial Celebration of the L&N Depot in Milton, I recalled the many train depots and stations I have known over the years.   More...

Home & Garden

Hundreds enjoy weekend in park

Hundreds of Gulf Breeze residents and visitors from nearby towns converged on Shoreline Park on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 14-15 for the first annual ‘Life’s A Breeze Weekend’ celebration. More...

Celebrate the season with an easy ‘wow!’

Make the holidays extra-special by baking a stellar lineup of sensational starters perfect for fun family gatherings, an inviting open house or a merry mixer. More...

Show your holiday hospitality with a sleep-friendly guest room

(ARA) - The holidays bring a lot of happiness – and a lot of company.   With so much going on this season, the one thing you shouldn’t have to worry about is your guest room. More...



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...

County targets illegal signs

But official admits code enforcement can be extremely challenging

Unsightly temporary signage along U.S. Highway 98 in South Santa Rosa County is a codeenforcement nightmare, an official says.   More...

Pet Fest rescheduled for Sunday, Nov. 22

OK, Breezer humans, you had your fun last week during the ‘Life’s A Breeze Weekend’ at Shoreline Park. Now, it’s time for us pets to have our day in the sun! More...


Gulf Breeze sophomore Mitchell deKozan splits two Navarre defenders before charging his way into the end zone on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Michael Mann during the Dolphins’ 42-12 Beach Bowl More...



Island News

Pensacola Beach salutes the Brave

A small turnout the day after Tropical Storm Ida canceled school and closed businesses didn’t diminish the message of the annual Pensacola Beach Veterans Day parade.   More...

T.S. Ida damages beach roads

Though Tropical Storm Ida seemed to bring light winds and rain when it blew through our area on Tuesday, Nov. 10, it did cause some headaches for the National Park Service.   More...

When you are in shape, you can roll with the punches

While watching the Green Bay Packers-Dallas Cowboys game on TV, I couldn’t help but wince when one of the players got hit by another.   More...


Sink your fangs into the midnight showing of ‘New Moon’ at Breeze Cinema 8

Ever since the first movie in the Twilight series was released in November of 2008, fans of the phenomenon have been thirsty for the release of ‘New Moon.’   The Breeze Cinema 8 is offering locals the opportunity to sink their fang More...

Baskets made ‘By Native Hands’ on display at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art is currently displaying 43 exquisite Native American baskets woven in traditions centuries old. More...

Gallery Night features ‘Art of Adoption’ Nov. 20

When downtown Pensacola holds its Gallery Night on Nov. 20, a special exhibit will showcase photographs of 30 children who are waiting to be adopted.   More...


GB Elementary’s first nineweeks Honor Roll released

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Area teachers awarded grants

Fifteen teachers representing five Gulf Breeze-area schools have been awarded grants by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation with support from the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club, Mediacom Communications and the Gulf Power Foundation.   More...

GBMS first nine-week A/B Honor Roll released

Mr. Richard Cobb, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the A/B Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks grading period of the 2009-10 school year.   Editorial Note - the sixth grade A/B Honor Roll ran last week. More...


Unity Gulf Breeze welcomes Tuttle


Internationally-known recording artist, author and philosopher Will Tuttle will conduct the morning service and meditation Sunday, Nov. 22, at 10:30 a m. at Unity of Gulf Breeze.   More...




Ann Harris, 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away at her home on Friday, Nov. 13, 2009.   Harris was born in Bay Minette, Ala. She graduated from Baldwin County High School and attended Huntingdon College. More...



Sharon Lee Frey Sigafoose Lewis, 72, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. More...



Ron Gemmell, 66, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 from complications of leukemia.   Gemmell worked at Golden Corral in Dothan, Ala., but savored every moment with his wife, Pam, and his dogs. More...



Full Story

Medals tell stories of service, sacrifice

Veterans’ Pride campaign promotes wearing of medals

I had the privilege of being invited to Gulf Breeze Middle School for a Veterans Appreciation Breakfast on Nov. 13 by eighth-grader Mallory DeMotts.   More...

Military drives economy in county even in hard times

TEAM Santa Rosa has once again identified the military as a dominant economic engine for the county. More...