January 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Zoo gets new name, director

A new sign will be going up soon on U.S. Highway 98 in Midway for an ‘old’ landmark that’s getting a new name. More...

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Pensacola Fishing Bridge opens to public Friday at 2


The new Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge will open to the public on Friday, Jan. 29.   The public is invited to attend a grand opening ceremony at 1 p.m. at Wayside Park on the Pensacola end of Three Mile Bridge. More...

‘Scoop’s Reading Challenge’ registration now under way

The Pensacola Pelicans and WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, are partnering again as hosts of the 6th annual ‘Scoop’s Reading Challenge.’   More...

Docent Council doles out donations

Special to Gulf Breeze News   The Docent Council of The Zoo Northwest Florida has been dissolved as new ownership of the coming Gulf Breeze Zoo changes direction.   More...


StudioAmped concert series features the Modern Eldorados

Old school country with a twist of Americana, The Modern Eldorados will be the featured performers at WSRE’s next StudioAmped concert series, Friday, Jan. 29.   More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 1/28 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p m. Sandshaker Lounge Thursday Nite Jam with Curt & Dennis, 8:30 p m. Friday 1/29 Blazzues Terry Lee & the House Katz, 9 p m. Juana’s Pagodas Retro Fitz, 9:30 p m. More...

Candlelight fort tours feature a bit of historical theatre

Gulf Islands National Seashore will present a Candlelight Tour of Fort Barrancas on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 5 - 7:15 p.m. and Feb. 13, from 5 - 7:15 p.m.   More...


GBHS holds water drive for Haiti

As the entire world is aware, a devastating 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti on Tuesday, January 12, the most powerful to strike Haiti in over a century.   More...


Divorce recovery, blood drive among opportunities at GBUMC


The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will have a Divorce Recovery Class on Thursday evenings beginning today (Jan. 28) at 6 p m. in Room 8 on the Fairpoint Campus.   More...




Dale Lee Andersen, 64, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Jan. 10, 2010.   Andersen was born Dec. 31, 1945 in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He served his country as a medic in the United States Army during the Vietnam Era,   More...



Grace Nichols Pratt Boozer, 91, of Montgomery, Ala., passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2010.   Boozer was born Sept. 27, 1918. She was an associate life member of the Montgomery Country Club, Montgomery Medical Alliance and Phantom Host. More...



Amelita L. Huffman, 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Jan. 18, just eight days shy of her 89th birthday. Huffman was a homemaker whose hobbies included gardening and needlework.   A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. More...


Gulf Breeze, Navarre libraries designated AARP Tax-Aide sites


It’s tax time again, and the Gulf Breeze and Navarre libraries once again are AARP Tax-Aide Sites. More...

Pen Air helps Haiti

All Pen Air Federal Credit Union offices are accepting monetary donations for the American Red Cross to aid in the recovery and relief efforts in Haiti due to the recent earthquake.   More...

Fuel prices ebb slightly lower


Crude oil steadily declined last week and is forecast to continue the decline throughout the end of the month. Gasoline inventories rose more than three million barrels last week, while U.S. fuel consumption dropped 1.8 percent. More...



Full Story

Loss of Methodist colleague in Haiti painful

Two weeks ago, a colleague of mine was killed in a hotel collapse in Haiti. More...

Now you can track how Florida’s money spent

While Florida may have government in the sunshine, we still have spending in the shade. Too few of us attend budget meetings and fewer still dig through the thick budget books published by state and local government.   More...

Barona, Rodgers sign Division I scholarships

Soccer standouts will remain in state

Kristen Barona (left) and Maggie Rodgers, members of the Gulf Breeze High School Lady Dolphin soccer team, signed scholarships on Wednesday. Barona signed with Jacksonville University and Rodgers with the University of Florida. More...

Pate is Santa Rosa's Teacher of the Year

Instructor teaches English at Gulf Breeze High School

Edward Pate is selected Teacher of the Year by the Santa Rosa Education Foundation. More...

School district facing hurdles

Superintendent says times are good despite economic challenges

Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick recently shared good news with the Education Committee of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce.   More...

Pate finds teaching more fulfilling than law career

English teacher is named finalist for county teacher of the year

Third in a series   The honors just keep piling up for Gulf Breeze High teacher Edward Pate.   First he was named as this year’s Teacher of the Year for the high school.   “That was exciting enough,” he said. More...



Island News

Goodbye, Beach Ranger

Jerry Eubanks is honored for his 25 years of service to the Gulf Islands National Seashore

He, more than anyone else, knows the beach. He knows the roar of the surf and the foam of the waves lapping up on the quartz beaches. More...

Churchill’s advice can apply to life

Most of us have heard of the words in Winston Churchill’s speech in 1941, “Never give in. Never give in. More...

UWF research reveals ECUA water quality is safe

Study: The EWG water report is statistically flawed

The University of West Florida study conducted at the Center for Environmental Diagnostics & Bioremediation says, “the water provided by the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) is safe for human consumption and did not exceed a single wat More...


Don’t expect new Three Mile Bridge anytime soon

It could be 2021 before span is replaced after deficiency finding

Media reports and concerns over immediate action to replace Three Mile Bridge are unfounded, FDOT sources say.   The designation of the bridge as 41 percent sufficient does require that it be placed on the work plan within six years. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies   January 19   Johnson, Robert Dana, W/M, 54, 2449 Salamanca Street, Navarre, probation violation   January 20   Smith, Mary Amanda, W/F, 27, 7558 Blackjack Circle, Navarre, fraud/impersonation (possession of a More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week of Jan. 16 through Jan. 22, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. These incidents included 11 medical calls, 2 motor vehicle accidents, and 4 dispatched and canceled en route. More...


Lady Dolphins champions again!

Nine second-half goals in two matches gives GBHS 13th straight district title, 18th in last 19 years

All at once, the Lady Dolphins confirmed one cliché and dispelled another – that the third time is the charm and the number 13 isn’t always unlucky. More...

More on the ‘young guns’

Korrie Abernathy, Sara Papantonio and Allison Proctor join a growing list of freshmen who have scored goals or recorded assists in recent GBHS postseason games.   More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Jan. 28 Girls soccer vs. Crawfordville Wakulla in Region 1-4A Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. Wrestling at Pace, 6 p.m. Boys ninth grade, girls JV basketball at Navarre, 4:30/6 p.m. Friday, Jan. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 28 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Santa Rosa County Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Mi More...


Best advice I can offer: Get your shingles vaccine ASAP

For two months, I have been struggling with shingles, a problem that shows no signs of ending soon. The first thing I want to do is encourage everyone to receive a vaccination for this painful and debilitating disease.   More...


H1N1 flu vaccine available at GB Library

The Santa Rosa County Health Department will be offering the H1N1 vaccine to the general public at the Gulf Breeze Library and Navarre Library in the coming days. More...

Home & Garden

How to solve problem of indoor pool full of chlorine

Q: My parents moved into a condominium complex for retirees that has an indoor pool. The pool just reeks of chlorine all the time, and I don’t think it’s healthy. More...

Cold takes its toll on landscape plants

January’s cold blast hit Florida hard. As a result of the prolonged cold temperatures, many landscape plants have suffered damage. The damage is done. The question now is what to do with these freezedamaged plants.   More...

How to make today's smaller bathrooms live larger, work better

(ARA) - This is the decade of right-sizing. The economic reset triggered by the excesses of the last decade is forcing our society to rethink its definition of “enough.”   One area under enormous scrutiny is housing. More...



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