January 21, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze supporting relief effort

The 7.0 earthquake of Tuesday, Jan. 12 devastated the already impoverished nation of Haiti.   More...

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St. Ann’s Hunt helping conduct diocese business as Bishop recovers

Monsignor Luke Hunt of St. Ann Catholic Church is filling in for Bishop John Ricard, who suffered a stroke Dec. 22.   Msgr. More...

Florida education progress shows rapid improvement in study

Florida’s decade of educational progress continued this year with a jump to eighth in the nation on the 2010 Quality Counts: Fresh Course, Swift Current report.   More...

Hospital Auxiliary plans fundraisers

The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary is at it again.   The Auxiliary is holding fundraisers, and the proceeds go to the care and comfort of Gulf Breeze Hospital patients.   A Pearl Jewelry Sale will be held Monday, Feb. 8 from 9 a m. More...


Time to get Medieval!

For the first time ever, Gulf Coast visitors and residents have the opportunity to see an authentic Medieval tradition in person. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 1/21 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 1/22 Blazzues Terry Lee & the House Katz, 9 p m. More...

Pensacola Opera opens 27th season this weekend

The Pensacola Opera opens its 27th Season this weekend with two Performances at the Saenger Theatre in Downtown Pensacola. More...


GBHS students get surprise treat before exam week

Rumors were swirling last week that Tim Tebow was going to be at a surprise assembly for GBHS students last week.   What students didn’t see were some acts that even a Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback could pull off.   More...




A Celebration of Life service is planned for the late Wendell Harry Bilby on Friday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at Rose Lawn Funeral Home, 2942 Gulf Breeze Parkway. Bilby passed away Dec. 9, 2009 following a sudden illness. More...



John Dillinger “Bugs” Brown, 72, formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010.   More...



James Edwin Evans, 90, of Pensacola, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.   More...


Kinne joins team at Re/Max on the Coast


Re/Max on the Coast is proud to welcome its newest agent, Denise Kinne, to their office.   More...

New Year means new opportunities for Roth IRA conversion

If you already have a Roth IRA, you’re aware of its biggest benefit: Your earnings grow tax-free, provided you meet certain conditions. More...



Full Story

Aiding Haiti recovery is simply right thing to do

Tuesday morning, a news report on television showed workers rescuing a survivor of the Jan. 12 earthquake from the rubble after being trapped underneath broken concrete for six days. More...

Odyssey through India promises enlightenment

Today, I depart from the familiar setting of Northwest Florida to spend the next five weeks on the other side of the world living and studying in Hyderabad, India. More...

Bay Design Associates designing parking garage

Official says firm thought ‘out-of-the-box,’ recognized urgency

The Gulf Breeze City Council approved the architectural firm of Bay Design Associates for the design of the municipal garage slated for fasttrack construction on Gulf Breeze Parkway.   A Request for Qualifications   More...

OBES’ Taylor: ‘Teaching like finding buried treasure’

¦ Art instructor marvels at way children’s minds expand with knowledge

Second in a series   Alicia Taylor, art teacher at Oriole Beach Elementary School, is celebrating the honor of recently being named Teacher of the Year for her school. More...



Island News

Pensacola Beach remembers Fallen Surfers

Annual surfer’s memorial draws crowds

It’s part party, part memorial to celebrate the lives of those “brothers and sisters of the waves” who have passed on.   The 20th Annual Surfer’s Memorial was held Tuesday, Jan. More...

Do we really see the big picture?

Photography is a wonderful pastime, and I imagine, for the professional photographers it is a very satisfying vocation. More...


Due to an error on the Escambia Fire and Rescue website, Pensacola Beach Fire Station was identified as a volunteer department. In fact, it is manned by career firefighters.   Also, the response time was incorrectly reported. More...


Magistrate ill, contract negotiations are on hold

¦ Teachers union, school district trying to resolve differences

The negotiations over the impasse between the Santa Rosa County School District and the district’s teacher’s union has hit a roadblock of its own.   Everything is stalled indefinitely due to an illness of the special magistrate. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Tuesday, Jan. 12, a Camellia Street resident reported a burglary. While the residents were at work, a burglar entered the home through a bedroom window. Medicine was reported missing. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/13/2010   Moe, Bonnie Lou, W/F, 37, 1700 block of Kell Road, Gulf Breeze, drug possession.   1/13/2010   Phouthavong, Thomas Ray, A/M, 20, 2600 block of Oxmore Drive, Navarre, larceny.   More...


Dolphin hoops get first win of 2010

Four Dolphins score in double figures of 63-51 win

Joey Bodovetz scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting as the Dolphin basketball team held off a comeback attempt from West Florida to win 63- 51 Friday in Gulf Breeze. The win snapped the Dolphins’ three-game losing streak.   More...

Girls soccer beats Niceville on Senior Night

BY JASON THOMPSON Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com

The GBHS Lady Dolphin soccer team answered one of its worst showings of the year with one of its best, a 2-0 win over Niceville on Senior Night Thursday in Gulf Breeze.   More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 21 Boys basketball vs. Robertsdale (JV 5 p.m., Var. 6:30) Boys soccer vs. Fort Walton (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls JV basketball vs. West Florida, 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22 Basketball at Washington (JV Boys 4:30 p.m., Var. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 21 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Performance and Research Pavilion, Gulf Breeze   Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Gala Committee 9 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Br More...


Woodlands Center opens in Pensacola

More than 175 friends, colleagues and other wellwishers gathered Thursday, Jan. 14 for the official grand opening of the Woodlands Center for Specialized Medicine at 4724 North Davis Highway in Pensacola. More...

Home & Garden

Warm up your taste buds with these tasty recipes

Spaghetti Carbonara Beaten eggs and plenty of Romano cheese form a lightly creamy sauce in this baconstudded Italian pasta dish. More...

Pick a winner when it comes to bedding plants

The weather is cold, and I for one, find myself staying indoors a lot. But the thought of spring is on my mind as I enjoy reading through all the garden catalogs arriving in my mailbox. More...

Greening the kitchen with eco-friendly cabinetry

(ARA) - Homeowners embarking on a kitchen remodel typically must select the style, the quality of craftsmanship and the materials that meet their unique values and project goals. More...



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...