February 18, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

H1N1 virus claims 2nd SRC victim

The Santa Rosa County Health Department reported a second death associated with H1N1 flu last week.   The victim was a 34-yearold man. It was the second H1N1 death in Santa Rosa County. Statewide, 202 deaths have been associated with H1N1. More...

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Rotary invites all to Gumbo Cook-off

Sample some of the best gumbo on the Gulf Coast on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Gulf Breeze Rotary’s fifth annual Gumbo Cook-Off from 10 a m. to 4 p.m. at Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze.   More...

Top businesses, leaders to be honored by Chamber

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Business Development Committee are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2009 Annual Business Awards of Recognition. More...


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Glenn Miller Band performs tonight 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...

‘Dinner and an Aria’ tickets on sale now

Opera benefit was a sellout last year

For the second consecutive year, Jackson’s is proud to partner once again with the Pensacola Opera to present “Dinner and an Aria” on Thursday, March 25, at Jackson’s Steakhouse.   More...

Wild things, 2012 on DVD this week

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of March 1, 2010.   PICKS OF THE WEEK “Elvis”   More...


Roos WBMS’ School-Related Employee of Year

Woodlawn Beach Middle School is proud to announce Ms. Jacquelyn Dale Roos as their 2009-10 School Related Employee of the Year.   Roos was nominated and selected through a voting process by the support staff of WBMS. More...

Smart spellers

Woodlawn Beach Middle School students Jamie Seabrooke (left) and Callum Lavigne (right) were recent winners at the Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee. More...

Hands-on learning

Students in Sue Cundiff’s science classes recently got to see different types of sensors from David Barron, a representative from Texas Instruments. More...


20th Run For World set for Saturday

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will host its 20th annual Run for the World on Saturday, Feb. 20. Th3 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a m. in front of the church at 75 Fairpoint Drive.   More...


Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.   Isaiah 1:18   More...

Methodist women plan two-day Tapestry ’10

Gulf Breeze News   Tapestry 2010, “Weaving the threads of Grace through our lives,” will be presented by the United Methodist Women on Feb. 26-27 at the First United Methodist Church, 6 East Wright Street in Pensacola.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 18 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., Andrews Research Pavillion, The Andrews Institute   Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Gala Committee 9 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze More...


$32M Cancer Center now open

Open house event is planned for Saturday at Sacred Heart Park

Sacred Heart Health System recently dedicated a new Cancer Center, one that combines the area’s leading cancer specialists as well as chemotherapy and radiation therapy in a facility designed for the comfort of patients. More...

Smith joins surgical team at Baptist/Andrews


Baptist Health Care and the Andrews Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center announced that orthopaedic surgeon Brett Smith, M.D., MS, has joined its team of physicians.   More...



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‘Blizzard’ of 2010 just a tease in Breeze

So, which side of the fence were you on last Friday?   Were you one of the thousands of local residents who were hoping to see the first significant snowfall in Gulf Breeze since 1977? More...

Consider these facts about Amendment 4


Your Feb. 11 article (Local leader says A-4 bad for growth) does a disservice to your readers by publishing false statements about Amendment 4.   More...

Three Mile Bridge now sufficient

FDOT flip-flops on rating; federal funds not an option

The Florida Department of Transportation has revised its sufficiency rating for Three Mile Bridge, and plans to replace the 50-year-old structure probably won’t be coming any time soon.   More...

Mardi Gras Parade boozing nipped in bud

Some revelers feel they were unfairly targeted by deputies

Gulf Breeze News   Change often can be painful, and the enforcement of an ordinance banning alcohol consumption in county parking lots during the Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras parade was no exception.   More...

Dentist crusades against tobacco

¦ Hundreds of students to hear Barrineau warn against oral maladies

From staff and special reports   The use of smokeless tobacco is on the rise among teens and young adults, especially athletes.   More...



Island News

In harmony

Pensacola Beach girls’ duet wows crowds and wins them a slot to perform at state competition

After winning the Critic's Choice Award at the District 1 Thespian Festival in Crestview, two Pensacola Beach residents, Savannah Green and Brooke Heffernan, will head to Tampa on April 7 to perform at the opening ceremonies of the state competition More...

Fishermen to march on Washington to protest regulations

Over 2,000 commercial and residential fishermen are expected to march on the nation’s capitol on Wednesday, Feb. 24.   The rally that begins at noon and will continue to 3 p m. More...

As we live, we learn to savor life’s nuances

An editor took a course in wine-tasting, and one of his colleagues asked him cynically, if it was about learning an esoteric vocabulary that she could scatter through her prose like rose petals. More...


Shoreline Drive home damaged by blaze

¦ Fire breaks out in garage; faulty water heater suspected

A two-story brick home at 420 Shoreline Drive sustained fire, water and smoke damages estimated at $60,000 after a blaze broke out in the garage.   More...

County continues pact with Lifeguard

Lifeguard Ambulance Service just completed 30 months as Santa Rosa County’s contracted provider, and commissioners last week were quick to sign another contract with the Gulf Breeze company. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Lt. Rick Hawthorne of the Gulf Breeze Police Department reported these incidents that occurred between Feb. 12 and Feb. 15:   More...


Blue Devils make GBHS feel blue again in regional final

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team’s fourth consecutive regional final appearance Saturday ended as two of the previous three   with a loss to a Jacksonville area team.   More...

Chavers sixth at state

Navarre team takes second

Junior Meredith Chavers finished tied for sixth place in the 119- pound weight class at Saturday’s FHSAA State Weightlifting Meet in New Port Richey. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Feb. 18 Tennis at Rutherford, 2:30 p.m. Softball vs. Pace (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7) Baseball at Catholic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 Wrestling at 2A state meet in Lakeland, 10 a.m. Varsity Baseball vs. More...




John Carlisle Hunt, 86, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer.   More...



Gertrud Ransom, 74, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2010.   Ransom was born June 5, 1935 in Berlin, Germany. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy D. Ransom, and her parents, Kurt and Margarete Wolff. More...


Communicate with family elders before it’s too late

February has been a busy month with my family’s birthdays and all the events from Valentine’s Day to Mardi Gras. More...

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In the blink of an eye

One young man’s sudden illness changes & inspires those around him

Kirk Pennewell started the school year in August as a normal fifth-grader in Chloe Vignes’ class at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. More...

Register your Relay for Life team now for April 23 event

Event marks 10th anniversary nationwide

On April 23 at the Gulf Breeze High School stadium, the community will come together for the Relay for Life. The walk will begin at 6 p m.   More...

Major home repairs can be tough on seniors

Q: My front porch is in pretty bad shape, with holes in the floor boards and one of the corner posts looking like it’s about to fall. The city has already been by once and warned me about it -- next time I’ll get a fine. More...



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