December 10, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

DeMaria nabs Grammy nomination

Soundtrack Siyotanka’ up for highest honor

Gulf Breeze resident and Pensacola musician Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria has been nominated for a Grammy Award and will attend the 2010 Grammy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Jan. 31. More...

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Island News

Boat parade will deliver Santa to island

Island Spirit events continue with events for all ages

Friday, Dec. 11 ¦ Dec.11 Lighted Boat Parade - Pensacola Beach Marina to Flounder’s - 7 pm More...

Joy for the Beach

Voices lift in song to bring holiday joy to Pensacola Beach

The Joy for the Beach singers, led by Karen Jurkowich and accompanied by many other voices and instruments, sang carols and effused the joy of the holiday season. More...

Business owners deserve credit, too

It’s been quite a weekend for football – collegiate and professional. More...

News

Proposed parking regulations stall compromise implementation

The battle between beautification and property rights erupted again during the Dec. 2 Gulf Breeze City Council Executive Meeting. More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 10 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa County School Board 9 a.m., District Headquarters, 5086 Canal Street, Milton More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 12/1/2009 Baringer, Mark Edson, W/M, 45, 2700 block of Bay Club Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. Schoening, Ryan Louis, W/M, 18, 2700 block of Villa Woods Circle, Gulf Breeze, dealing in stolen property. 12/3/2009 More...

Sports

GB rallies to beat Navarre

GBHS, down 15 after three quarters, wins 51-45

It was as if he had never left. Tommy Sears, a GBHS senior who transferred from Navarre, made four free throws in the final 21 seconds to lead Gulf Breeze’s come-from-behind 51-45 overtime win Friday at Navarre. More...

Morris named All American

UWF senior Kaley Morris (GBHS Class of 2006) was one of seven Lady Argonaut soccer players to earn All American honors last week. Morris and senior goalkeeper Courtney Jones (Panama City Bay c/o ‘06) both made the second team. More...

Rivals unite to fight cancer

The GBHS girls basketball team, along with their archrival Catholic, raised more than $1,200 for the Kay Yow Cancer Foundation. More...

Seniors

I’m making room at Christmas dinner table for acorn squash

Although my family never owned a farm, I was pretty proud that our part of the community vegetable patch, planted by my father, grew a good crop of white corn every year. More...

Opinion

Don’t let holiday season leave you in hock

Sixty percent of Americans confess to not having a holiday budget, so it is no surprise the American Bankers Association estimates it takes the average consumer six months to pay off seasonal debt. More...

Postman Dave Gignac a hero in our eyes

LETTERS

I wanted to share a wonderful story about how Gulf Breeze postman Dave Gignac saved our elderly neighbor’s life last week. More...

On the Spot:

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

Where will you do most of your Christmas shopping this year? 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...

Zoo gets new life

¦ Zoo Northwest Florida sold to Virginia zoo owner

The Zoo Northwest Florida in Gulf Breeze has been sold. It will reopen as a zoo in 2010, in late winter or early spring, according to zoo founder Pat Quinn. More...

Project Grad poised to award $10K

One lucky ticket holder will walk away with $10,000 this Sunday after winning the Project Graduation drawing. More...

Parade Grand Marshall to pick ‘top hat’ award

¦ Gulf Breeze holiday event will honor memory of late Mayor Gilchrist

Late Mayor Lane Gilchrist had a great sense of humor and always loved the Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade, which returns to the streets of Gulf Breeze at 10 a.m. Saturday. More...

 

Community

Tree lighting begins holidays

The Oriole Beach Elementary School Chorus sings songs of Christmas under the direction of Rebecca Swenor. The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary held its annual Tree of Lights ceremony Thursday, Dec. 3. More...

Mayor Zimmern enhances skills at FLC class

Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern recently graduated from the Advanced Institute for Elected Municipal Officials. More...

Optimists have the perfect tree for you!

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club’s annual Christmas tree sales are under way at the Gulf Breeze High School baseball field parking lot. It’s not too late to get your tree; in fact, the timing is perfect. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment abounds this winter at aviation museum

From special discounts to big-band entertainment, the National Naval Aviation Museum has plenty to offer visitors this winter. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 12/10 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Music by Betsy Badwater. Juana’s Pagodas Steve Hall, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Thursday Night Jam with Curt & Dennis, 8 p.m. Hopjacks Mystic Roots, 9:30 p.m. More...

Kelly Clarkson performs at Civic Center

Pop megastar Kelly Clarkson brings her “All I Ever Wanted” Tour to the Pensacola Civic Center on December 11! Joining Clarkson are Eric Hutchinson and rising band Parachute. More...

School

Rotary announces essay contest winners

Six students were honored last week by the Gulf Breeze Rotary Clubs for their winning essays in the club’s Four-Way Test Essay Contest. The contest is held every year. More...

Faith

Calvary Kidz will be ‘floating’ Saturday

The Calvary Kidz of Calvary Chapel – Gulf Breeze will ride on a float in the Pensacola Christmas Parade on Saturday at 5 p.m. in downtown Pensacola. More...

Obituaries

STELLA ADAMCZYK

1915-2009

Stella Adamczyk, 94, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. More...

KEN Y. DOWNING SR.

1933-2009

Kenneth Young Downing Sr., 76, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. Downing was born Feb. 27, 1933 in Vernon, Texas, and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He served four years in the U.S. Army, followed by 21 years in the U.S. More...

META T. HOEWT

1919-2009

Meta Anna Treptow Hoewt, 90, of Pensacola passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009. More...

Home & Garden

Gifts from the heart

The Blake at Gulf Breeze 4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway (850) 934-4306 ALF License # AL- 11456 Humane Society of Pensacola 2480 W. Navy Blvd. . Pensacola, Florida . 850-432-4250 Manna Food Bank 101 Nightingale Lane . Gulf Breeze 850-932-0246 More...

Think savings and safety for holiday cheer this year

(ARA) - This year’s holiday shopping reports suggest that competitive bargain-hunting is the dominant trend among families who have spent the year making only purchases of necessity. More...

Tips to protect your home from severe weather

(ARA) - When people think of winterizing their homes, most often their heating bills spring to mind - along with insulation and weather stripping. More...