January 14, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

News just keeps getting better for GBES’ Vignes

¦ School’s Teacher of Year named semifinalist for county’s top honor

First in a series Chloe Vignes not only is the Teacher of the Year for Gulf Breeze Elementary School, but this week she was named a semifinalist for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

‘My Three Sons’ plays at Kattner household

BRIEFS

Dr. Max and Patty Kattner enjoyed the holidays with their sons, including Andrew Kattner, who returned home to Gulf Breeze after eight months of duty in Iraq.   Andrew is a 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. More...

Friends of GB Library to meet Jan. 19

The Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library will have their annual meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19 in the meeting room at the Gulf Breeze Library.   More...

Unity Gulf Breeze celebrates 20th anniversary with several events

Unity of Gulf Breeze invites the community to enjoy some uniquely special events in honor of its 20th anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 17.   More...

News

Firefighters extricate injured man

Midway Fire District Lieutenants Lou Jones and Ernie Johnson use the Jaws of Life to extricate passenger Ben Longoria, 30, of Kodiak, Alaska, from a car driven by Issac Vowell, 32, of Pensacola, after More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Jan. 2 through Jan. 8, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 18 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/5/2010   Adams, James Junior, W/M, 67, 6000 block of Clay Circle, Gulf Breeze, cocaine possession. More...

Sports

Dolphin golf smartest in state

The Gulf Breeze High boys golf team won the Class 2A State Academic Award; it was announced last week by the Florida High School Athletic Association. More...

Martial arts, The Wright Way

Gulf Breeze native a five-time member of U.S. Kickboxing team

Local martial arts instructor Stephanie Wright ends each class session by reciting these words with her students: “I’m awesome. I’m unstoppable. More...

SCHOLAR ATHLETE OF WEEK

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Obituaries

MARGARET BETTS

1907–2010

Margaret Ethel Dunton Betts of Gulf Breeze, just three weeks shy of her 103rd birthday, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010.   More...

HOWARD DEISSLER

1929-2010

Howard Edward Deissler, 80, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2010.   Deissler was born Oct. 10, 1929. He is survived by sons, Major Kirk M. More...

HOLLY HEDRICK

1957-2010

Holly Michelle Hedrick, 52, of Navarre, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 2.   Hedrick was born Oct. 4, 1957 at Fort Sill Army Hospital to Larry and Sharon Hedrick. She was the oldest of three children. More...

Seniors

Holiday season simply transforms into ‘birthday’ season

Are you glad to have finally drawn another busy holiday season to a close? For me, it still is not time to give up just yet. The next two months feature three more family birthdays before another breathing space arrives.   More...

Opinion

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City showing foresight by not rebuilding bridge

Gulf Breeze Fishing Bridge offers the city a greater future if it’s not replaced

It's easy to wonder as we drive across the bridge to and from Pensacola why, five years after Hurricane Ivan destroyed the Gulf Breeze Fishing Pier, are the damaged remains still there?   More...

On the Spot:

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

In light of three recent house fires, what extra precautions do you plan to take to protect your home and family?   More...

Sadler retires from ministry

¦ Community Life Center will be renamed in his honor Sunday

After nearly five decades of ministry at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, Rev. Herbert Sadler retired Jan. 1. A reception and building dedication in his honor will be held Sunday, Jan. 17 from 2 to 4 p m. More...

Prepaid College Plan deadline near

Families have less than three weeks to purchase a Florida Prepaid College Plan at current plan prices. Enrolling children by the Jan. 31 deadline is easy to do online at www.myfloridaprepaid. com.   More...

Events

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Island News

A total loss

Freezing winds contribute to flames that consume 7,400-square-foot luxury home on Pensacola Beach

Billowing clouds of smoke were visible from Tiger Point on Sunday morning as a luxury home burned on Pensacola Beach. The home, located at 23 Calle Hermosa and owned by 80-year-old former US Navy Blue Angel Stoney Mayock, was a total loss. More...

With age comes wisdom

The other morning my wife and I were talking with our 7-year old great -grandson about returning to school following the Christmas vacation.   More...

Entertainment

UWF Japan House opens exhibit, announces origami class schedule

The University of West Florida Japan House has announced a new exhibit and the new origami workshop schedule for spring 2010. More...

Club Scene

Thursday 1/14 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Music by Betsy Badwater. Sandshaker Lounge Thursday Nite Jam with Curt & Dennis, 8:30 p m. Friday 1/15 Blazzues Live music, band starts at 9 p.m. More...

Fill a Bowl for Manna, help feed over 30,000

Come to the table and Fill a Bowl for Manna. Manna invites the community to the 3rd annual fundraiser on Saturday, January 16, 1-3 p m. at Manna’s main pantry, 116 E. Gonzalez St.   More...

School

Photos

Top of the class John Learned, a fifth grader at Creative Learning Academy, is the school champion of the National Geographic Geography Bee. More...

Volunteering with FWC helps the environment

Are you interested in helping conserve Florida’s habitats and fish and wildlife species? Do you want to teach a child to hunt or fish? Do you have an interest in becoming a volunteer law enforcement officer? More...

The first group

Sixty Gulf Breeze High students were recently inducted into the Sylvan J. Ladner III Chapter of Rho Kappa, the school’s social studies honor society. More...

Faith

Cruise vacation mindful of Scripture’s Law, Gospel

Lutherans think of Scripture as containing two major divisions, Law and Gospel. Every verse can be classified as one or the other, and sometimes both. More...

Book of Daniel focus of GBUMC study group

A study of the book of Daniel begins Sunday, Jan. 17 at 8:15 a m. on the Fairpoint Campus (Room 8) of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. More...

Fair Housing Act a fitting cause

Law was signed by LBJ after MLK’s 1968 assassination

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 14 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee 8 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   More...

Business

Prices at highest level in 15 months

GAS WATCH

Continuing a price trend of recent weeks, retail gasoline prices have risen to their highest level in 15 months as frigid weather, a weak U.S. More...

Small Business Development Center offers seminars

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of West Florida   401 East Chase Street, Suite 100, Pensacola) is holding its   Business Planning for Success’ workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m.   More...

Home & Garden

When it comes to plants, bald can be beautiful

Arbor Day is a day for planting, celebrating, and appreciating trees. Started by a Nebraska settler, J. Sterling Morton, Arbor Day has spread to many other countries. More...

Krewe of St. Pat’s mission: have fun

Eighty five people responded to the call to form a new Mardi Gras krewe called the Krewe of St. Patrick.   More...

When it comes to good lighting, the future is now

(ARA) - Imagine not having to change a light bulb for years. There are light-emitting diode (LED) products available in 2010 that will make frequent light bulb changes so 20th-century. 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...