November 26, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Kessler tourney expands this year

Tickets for the Dr. Alec Kessler Memorial High School Basketball Invitational went on sale last weekend during the Life’s a Breeze event at Shoreline Park.   The second annual tournament will be held Dec. More...

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Hospital tree-lighting event is Thursday, Dec. 3


Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary invites the public to celebrate the holiday season by recognizing friends and loved ones with a light on the 2009 Tree of Light. More...

Pilgrims gave thanks after learning ‘how’ to prosper

Happy Thanksgiving, all!   I wish to remind my wonderful readers of the true meaning of the first celebration of what we now refer to as Thanksgiving. More...

Villas celebrates 10th anniversary

Celebrating 10 years of serving the community, The Villas at Gulf Breeze continues to be home to more than 100 seniors who enjoy the carefree lifestyle and compassionate care that has built a solid reputation for The Villas in our community and beyo More...


‘Julie & Julia,’ ‘Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince’ best bets

Couch Theater


Saenger presents new musical

Irving Berlin's “I Love A Piano” is an enchanting new musical journey spanning seven decades of American history as seen through the perceptive and hopeful eyes of Irving Berlin.   It shows at the Saenger Theatre on Friday, Nov. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 11/26 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Music by Katalytik. Sandshaker Lounge Killough Gossman Duo, 8 p m. Hopjacks Mystic Roots, 9:30 p m. - 1:30 a m. More...


WBMS Honor Roll announced

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and the staff of Woodlawn Beach Middle School congratulate the following students for making the first nine week Honor Roll. More...


Are you getting thinner?

Roughly three years ago, I began using body wash gel rather than regular bath soap for my morning shower. I felt cleaner. Then, about a year ago, I started taking Navy showers once again. Get wet. Soap up. Rinse down. It really does save water. 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...


Bustling Thanksgivings of yore still make me smile

Thanksgiving has become a very quiet celebration for me these days.   More...


Blake slates health screens

The Blake at Gulf Breeze will host the life-saving services of Life Line Screening, the nation’s largest provider of community-based preventive screenings, in order to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and os More...

Andrews shares 35 years of knowledge

Dr. James Andrews demonstrates the throwing motion of a baseball pitcher and discusses the longterm effects the action has on muscles in the shoulder during a Nov. More...

ADHD seminar planned at Sacred Heart

Dr. R. Scott Benson, a child and adolescent psychiatrist associated with Creekside Psychiatric Center, will present a seminar about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p m. More...



Full Story

Your college freshman has likely changed

Thanksgiving is here, and college freshmen across Northwest Florida are back home, many for the first time since August. More...

Water/sewer rate issue simply about fairness

As I like to tell my friends, my zip code is really 32562 since I own property in 32561 and 32563. More...

Storm Alert issued for Gulf Breeze Area

Gulf Low could dump up to 8 inches of rain on city

   Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009        1 p.m.    The City of Gulf Breeze has issued an    **Intense Storm Alert**    More...

Compromise draft addresses parking

City Council will take up the issue at its Dec. 2 meeting

At a meeting at City Hall last Thursday, a group comprised of city board chairmen or their designees drafted a compromise proposal to establish front-yard parking rules for residences within city limits. More...

Impasse continues for county teachers

¦ Step increase issue might not be settled until well into 2010

The last briefs outlining why Santa Rosa County teachers should — or should not — receive an automatic step increase in their contract annual salary must be postmarked by midnight Dec. 7, and sent to Special Magistrate Dr. More...

Students march in Macy’s parade

The Gulf Breeze High School SoundWave Band and cheerleaders will be well-represented in the 83rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday in New York City.   More...



Island News

The island lights up

Are you dreaming of a white (sand) Christmas? The gulf winds are blowing a tropical holiday celebration onto Pensacola Beach. “Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit” kicks off on Friday, Nov. More...

Thank you, nice drivers

At this time of the year, during our Thanksgiving season, there is a greater desire to express our gratitude for the gifts that make our lives better.   I’m thinking of Route 98 between Gulf Breeze and Navarre over which I travel often. More...

1st Island Christmas Festival coming

Our Lady of the Assumption Mission at 920 Via de Luna on Pensacola Beach will be hosting the first ever Island Christmas Festival on Sunday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...


Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Nov. 14 through Nov. 20, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 25 emergencies. More...

Local man charged with sexual assault

A Gulf Breeze man was arrested and charged with sexual assault on a 17- year-old girl.   James Kacachos, 40, of Oviedo Street, was arrested Wednesday, Nov. More...

Field house filth opens eyes

Gulf Breeze High principal Sylvan Ladner is reviewing his school’s custodial contract to ensure the athletic field house is cleaned regularly and adequately.   The issue arose Sunday, Nov. More...


Morris, Majewski, UWF Final Four-bound again

Dilts to play in All Star Game

Kaley Morris (GBHS Class of 2006) played all 90 minutes for the top-ranked UWF Lady Argos soccer team in a 2-1, come-from-behind win over Carson Newman in a Division II national quarterfinal match.   More...

Gulf Breeze resident Fruitticher wins national karate title

The Japan Karate Association/ American Federation (JKA/AF) recently announced that Gulf Breeze native Tom Fruitticher chief instructor of Coastal Shotokan Karate, won first place in kata and first place in fighting at the JKA/AF National Karate Tour More...

Sports Schedule

Nov. 30 Basketball vs. Tate (JV boys 5 p.m., Var. Girls 6:30, Var. Boys 8) Dec. 1 Girls Basketball vs. Catholic (JV 5 p.m., Var. 6:30) Boys Basketball at West Florida (Ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6, Var. 7:30) Boys soccer vs. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving: All city, state and federal government offices closed; Gulf Breeze News, Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce offices closed. More...



Helping others brings satisfaction

¦ ‘I enjoy creating projects that contribute and improve quality of life in Santa Rosa’   John S. More...

AppRiver honored by ITFlorida

Gulf Breeze-based AppRiver, LLC, a leading provider of e-mail messaging and Web security solutions, won the ITFlorida Award for Excellence in IT Leadership in Florida’s Northwest region.   More...

Home & Garden

Silver Sands debuts ‘midnight’ shopping spree Friday a.m.

Silver Sands Factory Stores is going to make this holiday season a little merrier for six people this year during Silver Sands Midnight Madness event on Friday, November 27.   More...

Reduce the sodium in your diet without losing ‘holiday’ taste

Heart failure, high blood pressure and many other common health conditions all have one thing in common - reducing the amount of sodium in your diet. More...

Fall treatment of fire ants can be effective

Collectively, ants are beneficial insects in our environment. Their nestbuilding activities reduce soil compaction and help to aerate the soil. More...



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