December 17, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze Travel property up for sale

Parcel sits next to The Andrews Institute

A small but prime piece of Gulf Breeze real estate went on the market last week, fueling speculation as to who might desire to purchase the property surrounded on three sides by The Andrews Institute and Baptist Health Care/Gulf Breeze Hospital. More...

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Community

Auxiliary honors volunteers

The Gulf Breeze Auxiliary and Volunteer Chaplains’ Holiday Luncheon was held Wednesday, Dec. 9 at First Baptist Church and was a great success.   More...

Photos

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Lifeguard Ambulance to offer rides

Lifeguard Ambulance Service, the emergency medical services provider in Santa Rosa County, will be offering complimentary ambulance transportation on a space-available basis to local residents who would otherwise be unable to be home for Christmas. More...

Entertainment

Ballet Pensacola brings ‘Nutcracker’ to life

The Nutcracker has become perhaps the most popular of all ballets, performed traditionally around Christmas time. More...

‘Christmas Belles’ still showing at Little Theatre

The comedy “Christmas Belles’ is still showing at Pensacola Little Theatre, with remaining shows on Dec. 17-20.   Thursday through Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., with the Sunday matinee 2:30 p.m.   More...

‘Paranormal Activity’ begins haunting homes this week

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK More...

Sports

Dolphin soccer back on winning track

The Gulf Breeze boys soccer team won a pair of District 1-3A games last week to improve to 6-4-1 on the season.   Dolphins 3, Washington 1   Gulf Breeze rallied from a 1- 0 deficit to win Thursday at Washington.   More...

Gulf Breeze wrestling team beats Tate

The GBHS wrestling team won its first eight matches to beat Tate 54-27 Dec. 9 in Gulf Breeze. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 17 Girls and boys soccer at Navarre, 5:30/7:30 p.m. JV girls basketball vs. Tate, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18 Basketball vs. PHS (JV Boys 5 p.m., Var. Girls 6:30, Var. Boys 8) Saturday, Dec. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 17 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Member Appreciation Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Andrews Institute, Gulf Breeze   City of Gulf Breeze Architectural Review Board 6:30 p.m., City More...

Seniors

For me, red fire trucks shall never go out of vogue

This is the season when the topic of fire safety comes to mind. Those space heaters many people use to keep their heat bills down make me nervous, I admit. And having always lived in homes with fireplaces, I know we have to treat fire carefully. More...

Home & Garden

Only eight more shopping days...

Fishing gifts are fun - for everyone!   A fishing trip is a great gift for someone who is looking to learn more about the area or a particular style of fishing. More...

Schellhorn always had an idea for improving his community

“I have an idea,” Len Schellhorn said into the phone, and his friends knew they were in for an adventure. More...

'Tis the season for heartburn-free holidays

(ARA) - 'Tis the season for that that burning, uncomfortable feeling in the chest that often follows a big meal, which can result from indulging in food and drink. More...

Peoples First Bank could face takeover

Fed says bank is ‘significantly undercapitalized’

A Panama City-based bank with a branch office in Gulf Breeze could face government takeover if it cannot merge with or be acquired by another institution by mid-January.   More...

$10,000 winner gives back

Deborah Buchalter reacts as she learns her son Brandon’s ticket won the $10,000 grand prize Sunday at Hemingway’s restaurant. More...

County bans recreational shooting in South End

Commission alters noise ordinance, votes 4-1 to restrict shooting in wake of firing range complaints

Hunting on any parcel less than 15 acres in size and recreational shooting are now illegal in Santa Rosa County south of the East River. More...

SSRUS customer has ‘White Paper’ questions

Argues 2 specific options should be studied

It was business as usual for the South Santa Rosa Utility Systems (SSRUS) board during most of its meeting Monday night: funding replacement of a broken pump; working through budget constraints and shifting repairs and maintenance to in-house employe More...

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Island News

Island is counting down to Christmas

Santa look-alike contest is a highlight

Saturday, Dec. 19   ¦ Adult Coloring Contest - Sandshaker – 6 p m. Let Island spirit bring out your inner artist. We supply the crayons. You supply the imagination. Free. Prizes.   More...

Surfing Santa Parade beats the weather

As many area holiday parades succumbed to poor weather over the weekend, the rain stopped long enough for the Pensacola Beach Surfing Santa parade to roll on Sunday, Dec. 13. More...

Project Graduation prize hopefuls watch as chances draw down

Only one person walked away with the $10,000 jackpot from the Project Graduation fundraiser, but many others enjoyed the event at Pensacola Beach’s Hemingway’s restaurant as they waited to see if their ticket would be the lucky winner. More...

News

Investor agrees to $1.25m settlement

MOBILE – A former executive of The Mitchell Company agreed on Tuesday, Dec. 8 to pay the company $1.25 million to settle a lawsuit, halting a civil trial that was entering its second day.   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   12/8/2009   Barrineau, Samantha Elizabeth, W/F, 30, 1600 block of Kalakaua Court, Gulf Breeze, larceny. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Dec. 5 through Dec. 11, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 11 emergencies. More...

School

GBES students collect gifts for foster children

For the third-straight year, Gulf Breeze Elementary School students and faculty have collected gifts for a toy drive for local foster children. More...

Faith

Grammy nominee to perform Sunday; GBUMC collects Packs for homeless

Grammy nominated Gulf Breeze resident and musician Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria will be performing music from ‘Siyotanka’ and his newest album, ‘Ocean,’ during a Winter Solstice Concert at Unity Church Pensacola on Sunday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

WENDELL H. BILBY

1920-2009

Wendell Harry Bilby, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2009 after a brief illness. Born July 27, 1920 in Omaha, Neb., to Harry H. and Pearl Bilby, Wendell was the youngest of their three children. More...

LYNN E. SCHELLHORN

1947-2009

Lynn Elmer Schellhorn, 62, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 after a valiant battle against cancer.   Schellhorn was born June 21, 1947 in Waterloo, Iowa to Elmer and Lorene Schellhorn. More...

ANN K. SCHULER

1930-2009

Ann Schuler, 79, of Navarre, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2009.   Schuler was born in Mobile, Ala., and lived most of her life in Navarre. More...

Business

Put unused vacation days to work in 401(k)

Now that the year is almost over, you might want to explore some last-minute steps you can take to potentially boost your financial fortunes and improve your tax returns for 2010.   One good place to look is your 401(k).   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...