December 31, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

County extends impact fee suspension

Leaders hope move will spark development during sour economy

There will be no transportation impact fees charged to new developments or building projects in Santa Rosa County at least until after December 2010. That was the unanimous decision of the Santa Rosa County Commission recently.   More...

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Community

PLT enters 2010 mortgage-free, poised for fun

In these tough economic times, mortgage burning parties have all but become extinct. More...

Concert to honor those who serve children

A free concert to celebrate those who make a difference in the lives of children, and those who serve them, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Naval Aviation Museum Atrium at Pensacola NAS.   More...

GULF BREEZE YEAR IN REVIEW

Despite economy, life still good in our slice of paradise

‘Gulf Breeze News’ chronicles local history as its being made   More...

School

WBMS students hold first Madrigal Ball

The students of Woodlawn Beach Middle held their inaugural Madrigal Ball on Dec. 5. Pictured are (above, from left): Natalie Scharron, Erika Scharron, Angelica Tilton, Miranda Lee & Ashlyn Stevens. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins get first win

It took 13 games, but the Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team got their first win of the 2009 season on the opening day of the Kessler Tournament. More...

Sports Schedule

Monday, Jan. 4 Boys ninth grade basketball at Pace, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5 Basketball at PHS (JV Boys 4:30 p.m., Var. Girls 6, Var. Boys 7:30) Girls Soccer vs PHS (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) JV wrestling at Choctaw, 6 p.m. More...

2009 another banner year for GBHS athletics

Calendar Year 2009 was another banner year for athletics at Gulf Breeze High, particularly from the female sports. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day All federal, county, state and municipal offices closed; Gulf Breeze News office closed   Monday, January 4   Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gul More...

Seniors

Memories of New Year’s Eve parties remain vivid in my mind

Remember that old number, ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?’   More...

Opinion

CARTOONS OF 2009

Full Story

What a year (and decade) it’s been!

Well, here we are. The final day of 2009, the final day of the first decade of the 21st century. More...

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE “ON THE SPOT” TO ANSWER A QUESTION “ON THE SPOT.”   How do you plan to usher in the New Year?   More...

Area Chambers voice concerns to state representatives

Luncheon is noon Thursday at Pensacola Civic Center

AREA CHAMBERS VOICE CONCERNS TO STATE REPRESENTATIVES     More...

The Gulf Breeze Police Department announces DUI saturation patrols.

The Gulf Breeze Police Department will be conducting DUI saturation patrols during the month of January, 2010 between the hours of 7pm and 4am.  These city- More...

Kessler Foundation scholarship recipients

Two of four recipients of the 2009 Alec Kessler Foundation scholarships were recognized Monday in Gulf Breeze during a banquet associated with the second annual Kessler Memorial Invitational basketbal More...

Ohio State recognizes Quint Studer

Quint Studer, founder and CEO of health care coaching company Studer Group, recently received the Distinguished Service Award from Ohio State University’s Health Services Management and Policy (HSMP) Alumni Society.   More...

Events

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Island News

Pensacola Beach rings in a new decade

Hurricanes. Floods. Lightning storms during the Blue Angels Air Show. Rebuilding. Mitigating. Rebuilding again.   Pensacola Beach was dealt some blows over the past decade, but there were some bright spots as well.   More...

Fireworks tonight

on Pensacola Beach Pier

Celebrate the new year and new decade with a thrilling fireworks display at 12 midnight off the Gulf Pier on Pensacola Beach. Viewing will be available from Casino Beach parking lot, and the pier will be closed during the show.   More...

Mardi Gras Krewe forming

Have you ever wanted to join one of the Mardi Gras associations called Krewes and get to ride on a float in a parade, throwing beads and moon pies to the throngs of spectators?   There’s a new Krewe forming, called the Krewe of St. More...

News

Freeman on verge of soaring like an Eagle

¦ Gulf Breeze student oversees construction of raptor hawk cage

Lee Freeman of Gulf Breeze recently celebrated two important landmarks in his life — his 18th birthday and filing his final application for Eagle Scout, along with his final report portfolio on his Eagle Scout project. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   Report unavailable.   To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, log on to: www.cityofgulfbreeze.com/ firedept/index.html   Midway Fire District   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   12/22/2009   Eberlin, William James, W/M, 40, 2900 block of Glenn Street, Gulf Breeze, cruelty toward a child.   Peeples, Rhonda Lance, W/F, 48, 3100 block of River Road, Navarre, failure to appear. More...

Obituaries

GEORGE W. PROCTOR

1915-2009

George W. Proctor, 94, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Dec. 24, 2009.   Proctor was born in New Market, N.H., on Jan. 15, 1915. He served his country in World War II as a Navy flight engineer. More...

PAMELA P. DAPRA

1960-2009

Pamela Purcell Dapra, 49, of Mobile, Ala., passed away on Monday, Dec. 14, 2009 as a result of H1N1 flu.   Dapra was born April 30, 1960 and was a native of Laurel, Miss. More...

IN MEMORIAM

During the past year, our community tearfully said goodbye to numerous beloved family members, public figures and acquaintances. Gulf Breeze News had the honor of publishing obituaries for the following people:   More...

Home & Garden

New Year resolutions to improve your landscape

This is the time of year when we look towards the future for personal improvement and goal setting. The backyard gardener should be no different. The New Year is a great time to make some resolutions that will benefit your landscape. More...

Legals

LEGALS

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