December 24, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze dentist delivers care to needy

Donates expertise to Costa Rican residents

Some residents of Costa Rica only wanted one thing for Christmas: To have their two front teeth . . . examined. More...

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Island News

Permission to party?

SRIA tries to curb noise in residential areas

Pensacola Beach residents will need a permit to party, if a new Santa Rosa Island Authority initiative passes board approval. More...

Another road opened, Park Supt. Eubanks announces retirement

Jerry Eubanks, Superintendent of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, announced that he will retire on January 2 after serving in this position for 26 years. His last accomplishment was reopening Fort Pickens Road to vehicular traffic on Dec. More...

The verdict is in: improvements will be taxed

The Grinch paid a visit to some Pensacola Beach leaseholders, threatening to steal their Christmas presents right from under the tree. More...

Entertainment

Tall ships visit Pensacola in honor of 450th

Throughout 2009, Pensacola has celebrated its 450th anniversary with an array of historic events. Spanish royalty has visited the area and a special city-wide celebration marked the historic year. More...

‘Cool Runnings’ among best releases for week of Jan. 4

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: TV DVDs in this column will be available in stores the week of Jan. 4, 2010. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 12/24 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Music by Betsy Badwater. Sandshaker Lounge Christmas Eve Specials, 8:30 p m. Hopjacks Mystic Roots, 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. More...

Faith

God’s pruning helps us ‘produce more fruit’

We have five crepe myrtles planted around our home, the largest one in our front garden. The others are offspring of this venerable tree. More...

Obituaries

VERONICA S. LaBRYER

1940-2009

Veronica Soczik LaBryer, 69, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. LaBryer was born Jan. 13, 1940 in Pittsburgh, Pa., and was a long-time resident of Gulf Breeze. More...

ROBERT S. STRENGTH

1929-2009

Robert Samuel (Bob) Strength, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Dec. 18, 2009. More...

VIVIAN S. LAIRD

1921-2009

Vivian Laird, 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009. More...

Seniors

Mixture of customs makes season special for all

Remembering Christmas in my old Philadelphia neighborhood as a child, I can visualize Mrs. Halbert from next door peeping through our adjacent sun porch windows. The sun porch was where my dad always put up the tree, usually on Christmas Eve. More...

‘Holiday Blues’ common this time of year

Sadness, isolation can make holiday season difficult for senior citizens THE VILLAS

For most of us, the holidays are a time for happiness and celebration. We enjoy getting together with loved ones, going to parties, shopping and just taking in the holiday season. But for many seniors, it is a time of sadness and isolation. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s a great time to count our blessings

For many of us, 2009 was a year that we won’t mind putting to bed. The economic malaise gripped most of the nation and Florida especially. But for every cloud, there is a silver lining. More...

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In arguably the most famous newspaper editorial ever published, veteran editor Francis P. More...

Mediacom accuses Sinclair of promoting ‘fear’

¦ Broadcast providers at odds; dispute could affect BCS viewability

Like opposing linemen in a last-minute goal-line stand between Alabama and Texas in the Jan. More...

Hancock takes over Peoples 1st

¦ Gulf Breeze customers shouldn’t experience any change in service; deposits remain insured by FDIC

The signage temporarily remains the same, but Peoples First Community Bank (PFCB) in Gulf Breeze is now the Hancock Bank. More...

GB man involved in fatal car crash

No arrest in case as of Tuesday

An investigation continued this week to determine why a pickup truck driven by a Gulf Breeze man jumped a concrete median and crashed into an oncoming car, killing a Navarre man. More...

 

Community

Tiger Point Park is Christmas tree drop-off

BRIEFS

Gulf Breeze and South Santa Rosa County residents can dispose of their live Christmas trees until Saturday, Feb. 28 at Tiger Point recreation area east of Wal-Mart. Please place trees in the designated area identified by signage. More...

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES

CALVARY CHAPEL 1122 Oriole Beach Road Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Services at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 25: No service COAST COMMUNITY CHURCH 3141 Gulf Breeze Parkway Dec. More...

LETTERS TO SANTA

Gulf Breeze News left each kindergartener’s, first grader’s or second grader’s letter in its original format, with no corrections to spelling or punctuation. All letters begin, “Dear Santa.” Enjoy! ¦ More...

News

Debate continues on streetside parking

Beautification, property rights are key issues in Gulf Breeze

Some see the latest efforts to limit storage and parking of vehicles as a step back, but Gulf Breeze City Council and staff consider it business as usual. On Wednesday, Dec. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 12/15/2009 Grimes III, Paul Leroy, W/M, 41, 1400 block of Nautilus Drive, Navarre, fraud, larceny and public order crimes. Howie, James Robert, W/M, 56, 3200 block of West Avenue, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue More...

School

Gulf Breeze Middle Band students make All-County Band

On November 19, hundreds of band students from the middle schools of Santa Rosa County gathered at Avalon Middle School to audition for the All-County Band. Judges were there to listen to all of the students and score their performances. More...

Sports

Dolphin wrestlers fourth at Andrews

Ramirez, Jones win weight classes; Reitz second

Four members of the GBHS wrestling team medaled in their respective weight classes at the third annual Andrews Invitational Saturday at GBHS. More...

GBHS, Navarre girls play to firstever tie

Gulf Breeze wasn’t happy since history was made on them. Navarre wasn’t happy because they didn’t make the kind of history they wanted. More...

Second annual Kessler Tourney starts Monday

Unfortunately, the GBHS boys and girls basketball teams have something in common. Their 2009 start has been slow and both are hoping a strong showing in next week’s Kessler Invitational will help springboard them into 2010. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 24 Christmas Eve Gulf Breeze News office closed at noon. Regular business hours will resume Monday, Dec. 28 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Last-minute gifts they’ll love

Some stores are open until as late as 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve, so get on out there if you’ve still some shopping to do!

Give your hunter a height advantage More...

‘Santa’s sleigh’ fills with coats for Santa Rosa’s homeless children

“Thank God its a Cadillac,” joked John Payne, Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR). More...

This year's National Christmas Tree to be the ‘brightest’ yet

(ARA) - This year, GE Consumer and Industrial has created America’s first National Christmas Tree outfitted from top to bottom with energy-saving LED technology, including many light strings and ornaments used on previous year’s trees. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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