February 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

All-State Honor Band

Mallory DeMotts (left), principal flutist for the Gulf Breeze Middle School Band, recently rehearsed and performed in Tampa with the Florida All-State Honor Band. More...

Unemployment tax issue worries locals

Small business would suffer under 2009 adjustment

Gov. Charlie Crist’s recent announcement that he will delay an increase in the state’s unemployment compensation tax until lawmakers can reduce it was applauded by the Gulf Breeze small business community. More...

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Gumbo Cook-off returns

It’s February, and that means it’s time to start getting outside and enjoying all Gulf Breeze has to offer.   The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club’s annual Gumbo Cook-off is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...


Gulf Breeze News staff writer Scott Page is in India as a member of Rotary District 6940’s Group Study Exchange team. Log on to www.rotary6940gse.com to read his daily blogs. More...

Barona keeps classes engaged, interested

That’s a challenge since students are growing up in the tech age

Fourth in a series   Heather Barona was genuinely surprised to be nominated for Gulf Breeze Middle School’s Teacher of the Year for the first time, even if the honor came 15 years into her career. More...


Big Bands are back in February at the National Naval Aviation Museum

Concerts feature the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Orlando Jazz Orchestra

Get ready for big sounds as the National Naval Aviation Museum Concert Series continue in full swing at 7 p.m. on the 18th and 27th. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 2/4 Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Mr. Farenheit, 9 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge T-shirt Nite, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m. Friday 2/5 Blazzues Terry Lee & the House Katz, 9 p.m. More...

Make your week with Dirty Harry

Couch Theater

EDITOR'S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of Feb. 16, 2010.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...


Dolphin soccer makes it four straight

Penalty kick goal the difference in 2-1 victory

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer teams were pushed in both of their district tournament games at Washington last week, but were able to pull out both victories to claim their fourth straight District 1-4A title.   More...

Rodgers powers GBHS to 4-0 regional win

At times, the Lady Dolphin soccer team had trouble putting the ball in the back of the net – fortunately for them, Maggie Rodgers didn’t. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 4 Boys soccer vs. Crawfordville Wakulla in Region 1-4A Quarterfinals, 7 p.m. Softball at Navarre vs. Milton, 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 4 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Gala Committee 8:30 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Ba More...


Therapy animals can make significant difference in the lives of seniors

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Knowing when to speak up often can be confusing

A day of good weather in February was rare up north, where I spent the first twothirds of my life; certainly more so than here in Pensacola, and so a sunny winter day can often bring back a childhood memory.   More...

The Blake at Gulf Breeze to host new monthly Caregiver Support Group

Program is open to all regardless of age, disease

The Blake at Gulf Breeze will host a Caregiver Support Group, the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. The Blake will also provide ‘sitting’ services for Caregivers who need to bring their loved one with them. More...



Full Story

Suffering Saints fans, our day has come!

This Sunday, something I thought I’d never witness during my lifetime will take place in Miami. The New Orleans Saints, of all people, will play in their first Super Bowl against the Indianapolis Colts.   More...

On the Spot:


Who do you think is going to win the Super Bowl and by how much? Why?   More...

Barona, Rodgers sign college scholarships

Soccer standouts will stay in state

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

C & D pit OK’d with reluctance

A permit for a Construction and Demolition (C&D) pit within one mile of the wells that provide drinking water for the south end of Santa Rosa County was approved by commissioners last week. More...

Fire loss reveals inadequate service

Pipes, hydrants questioned after home is destroyed

More than 100 residents in the neighborhoods of West Bayshore Road and Hickory Shores Boulevard east of Gulf Breeze recently learned that their homes are under-protected against fire because of a lack of adequate water services provided by Midway Wa More...



Island News

Deputies curbing public drinking on Pensacola Beach

Law prohibiting open containers in parking lots will be enforced during Mardi Gras parade

The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is warning revelers who plan to get slammed during the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade on Sunday, Feb. 14 on Pensacola Beach they might wind up in the slammer.   More...

3,000 expected for Double Bridge Run

The 13th Annual Double Bridge Run is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 6. Now in its 13th year, the race is expanding to add an expo, and a renowned speaker.   Running legend Dick Beardsley will be a guest speaker at 5:30 PM Friday, Feb. More...

Is February the cruelest month?

Many of us look forward to the beginning of February, for we know that warmer weather and Spring cannot be far behind. It is the only month of the 12 that has a day added every four years making it a Leap Year.   More...


Local teen hit by truck

A Gulf Breeze teenager was seriously injured Thursday, Jan. 28 when she was hit by a pickup truck on Gulf Breeze Parkway near Sanibel Lane.   More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported these incidents, which occurred between Jan. 4 and 11:   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   January 26   Kelley, Eric Gregory, WM, 24, 3132 Calle De Ciervo, Navarre, failure to appear   Langley, Scott David, WM, 22, 1040 Woodlore Circle, Gulf Breeze, destroying evidence   Shipman, James Elijah, WM, More...


Woodlawn Beach Middle’s second nine weeks Honor Roll revealed

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and the Woodlawn Beach Middle School Staff congratulate the following students for making the second nine weeks Honor Roll:   More...

OBES Honor Roll released

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Josh McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the second nine weeks Honor Roll: A Honor Roll   First Grade   More...

Gulf Breeze High’s second nine weeks Honor Roll released

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the second nine-weeks grading period of the 2009-10 school year.   More...




Myrtis Mae Bergeron Felder, 74, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Jan, 22, 2010.   Felder was born in Shadyside, La., on Nov. 16, 1935. Married for almost 54 years to Harry Felder, she spent the past 39 years in Gulf Breeze. More...



Jean Suzanne Freeman, 63, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2010.   Freeman was born Feb. 14, 1946 in Washington, D.C. More...



Jessica (Jessi) Lizabeth Kayser, 33, of Navarre, passed away Saturday, Jan. 23, 2010.   Kayser was born in Aurora, Colo., on Oct. 14, 1976 to Ron and Linda Worley. She graduated from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala., in 1994. More...

Home & Garden

Tips from a pro: Home baking for professional results

(ARA) - It's pretty easy to fall into a baking rut. There's the classic chocolate chip cookie, or maybe your kids have a home-baked favorite that you've made a thousand times. More...

Grow potatoes, America’s favorite vegetable, at home

Irish potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown in Northwest Florida during the winter. Irish potatoes, not to be confused with the sweet potato which is a summer vegetable, are relatively easy to grow. More...

Protect your wood floor to keep its natural shine

(ARA) - Wood floors are a beloved part of a home, and are also a great investment that can boost your home's value by up to $10,000, according to the Hardwood Information Center. 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...