December 3, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Eagle Scout tree project to memorialize Gilchrist

An Eagle Scout project soon not only will provide more “green” to the park area along Shoreline Drive. It also will mark a living memorial for Mayor Lane Gilchrist, who passed away in June. More...

Community

Caring & Sharing offers drop boxes

Caring & Sharing is thankful for the volunteers and food that was collected for its Thanksgiving Distribution. More...

UWF plans seminar for new business

The Small Business Development Center at the University of West Florida (401 East Chase Street, Suite 100, Pensacola) is presenting a seminar titled “Starting a Business” on Tuesday, Dec. 15, from 9 a m. to noon. More...

Covenant Hospice plans ceremony

With the hustle and bustle of the season we sometimes forget it’s the people in our lives who fill each day with joy, especially during the holidays. More...

Entertainment

‘Hangover’ DVD muddles its way into stores Dec. 14

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Hangover” (Two-Disc Unrated Edition) — “The Hangover” has become one of the year’s funniest films. More...

B.E.T.A. Children’s Theatre lifts curtain on holiday favorites

The curtain rises tonight as the B.E.T.A. Children’s Theatre of Gulf Breeze presents its annual Christmas show featuring Charlie Brown, Linus, Sally, Lucy, Snoopy and the gang with scenes and songs from their Christmas classics. More...

New art exhibit opens in Navarre

Independent Artists of Navarre (IAN) will display their creations in the lobby of the TDC Visitor Information Center building in Navarre Park. More...

School

Barkhuisen, Thayer named county Volunteers of the Year

Dr. Pierre Barkhuizen and Leila Thayer, both volunteers at Oriole Beach Elementary, were recently honored by Santa Rosa County for their efforts. Barkhuizen was third in the adult category, while Thayer won the senior adult category. More...

Faith

GBUMC youth have breakfast with Santa on Saturday

Breakfast with Santa will be held at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. or 10 a m. on the Fairpoint campus. More...

Obituaries

LOUANN EUBANK

1963-2009

LouAnn Eubank, 46, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Eubank, formerly of Cheyenne, Wyo., was born Nov. 6, 1963. She moved to Gulf Breeze five weeks ago. More...

LOUIS WISEMAN

1929-2009

Louis Wiseman, 80, of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, at Covenant Hospice Joyce Goldenberg Inpatient Residence. More...

BARBARA TOWE

1937-2009

Barbara Ann Towe, 71, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Nov. 27, 2009. Barbara was born Dec. 16, 1937 in Atlanta, Ga., to Otis R. and Evelyn L. (Buckner) Coggins. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Education. More...

Home & Garden

Beat the ‘holiday bulge’ while you party

(ARA) - The holiday temptations of hot chocolate, savory turkey, warm pumpkin pie and other enticing treats can launch you into the seasonal spirit. But they can also make your New Year’s getting-in-shape resolutions harder to achieve. More...

Baby’s first holiday? Give mom a break

For new moms, each of baby’s “first” experiences is a cause for celebration - first smile, first words, first steps - and baby’s first holiday season is an especially joyous time. More...

Liven up holiday cocktails with coffee

(ARA) - ‘Tis the season for holiday entertaining - the time of year when friends and family gather to indulge in good food, good times, laughter and holiday cheer. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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

Collector set to sell his ‘soul’

Flash Gordon Sprague liquidates antique museum this weekend

Gordon Sprague of Gulf Breeze spent 30 years accumulating a brow-raising collection of vehicles, antiques, collectibles and memorabilia. More...

Core area to see upgrade

¦ Florida Department of Transportation grant will add $350K to beautification coffers

The issue of beautification of the Gulf Breeze area long has been a hot topic, and the recent approval for a $350,000 grant could go a long way to meet expectations. More...

Island News

Hundreds catch the Island Spirit

Christmas is in the air on Pensacola Beach. On Friday, Nov. More...

Have breakfast with Santa Saturday

Island Spirit activities continue all month long

Saturday, Dec. 5 ¦ Kowabunga Breakfast with Surfing Santa at Surf Burger from 8 to 10:30 a m. This Santa has a surfboard sled pulled by magical dolphins. Kids should have their wish list ready. Free mimosas for parents. Sunday, Dec. 6 More...

Last lecture offers tips for living

With the end of this year on the horizon, we will soon be hearing and reading about the importance of time, how rapidly it passes, and how we should make the most of each moment. More...

News

Navarre shopper to share lottery loot

Someone in Navarre just became a millionaire. Someone purchased a lottery ticket at the Tom Thumb gas and convenience store at the corner of State Road 87 and Laredo Street in Navarre on Nov. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 11/18/2009 Kacachos, James Jordan, W/M, 40, 200 block of Oviedo Street, Gulf Breeze, sexual assault. Rivera Jr., Jose Francisco, W/M, 27, 2200 block of Janet Street, Navarre, larceny. 11/19/2009 More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Nov. 21-27, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue responded to 8 emergencies. More...

Sports

Boys basketball season starts

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team, after splitting a pair in a Tip Off Classic in Milton, lost their season opener 60-39 to Fort Walton on Nov. 23. GBHS scored the game’s first six, three of them by Joey Bodovetz. More...

Dolphins beat Niceville

Jack Begley’s goal from 25 yards out gave the Dolphin soccer team a 1-0 win at Niceville on Nov. 23. “Niceville is a strong team. I think we battled them very well,” coach Bruce Savage said. More...

Having big fun in the Big Apple

Alexa Booth, Jennifer Mitchell, Julianne Lewis and Ashley Wilson spent Thanksgiving weekend in New York City, cheering in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 3 Tiger Point Sports Association 7 p.m., Tiger Point Park trailer, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, December 7 More...

Seniors

GBMS to host g-e-o-g-r-a-p-h-y bee Friday

Most of my regular readers know I love a good spelling bee. Something different, however, The National Geographic Geography Bee, will be held Dec. 4 at Gulf Breeze Middle School with 37 participants from sixth to eighth grades. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

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10 office party blunders you must avoid

’Tis the season for holiday office parties. Over the next three weeks, some of you will gather with your work colleagues and executives to enjoy a little Christmas cheer and, hopefully, not do anything foolish to damage your career. More...

On the Spot:

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

Which holiday parades are you planning to attend? More...