March 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

2 GBHS students among NMS finalists

¦ Seniors rate in top 1 percent of elite achievers

Two Gulf Breeze High School students – seniors Morgan Thomas and Jake Stanley – are among approximately 15,000 finalists from across the country in the prestigious National Merit Scholar Program (NMSP). More...

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Island News

Lifeguards are back on the job

Earlier this week, the thermometer registered 47 degrees with a 30-mile per hour wind gust that reduced the feel of the air to 37 degrees. More...

Beach concert idea moves forward

The chances of having a concert on Pensacola Beach in the fall are getting greater. More...

New boardwalk eatery is planned

The boardwalk will get a new restaurant and a new outdoor upgraded area on the east side, adjacent to the Circle K. Guy Olano is planning to open Castaway’s Beachside Restaurant and Raw Bar in the space formerly occupied by Jubilee’s. More...

News

Five GOP hopefuls eye special House election

Up for grabs is District 4 seat formerly held by Ray Sansom

Three Republicans as of Tuesday had qualified for the March 23 special election to replace Ray Sansom as the District 4 Representative in the Florida House, while two others served notice they intend to be included on the ballot by the qualifying de More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies February 24 Cowles, Ronald Charles, WM, 46, 7025 Webster Street, Navarre, driving with suspended license 3rd or subsequent offense Howell, Courtney William, WM, 27, 1924 Lunetta Street, Navarre, larceny More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week of Feb. 20 through Feb. 26, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...

School

Gulf Breeze High science students get up-close look at space technology

Students in Sue Cundiff’s science classes got an up close and personal look recently at technology used by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). More...

GBMS readers rewarded with trip to movies

An event of mythological proportions occurred at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Feb. 19. More...

Faith

St. Augustine’s in Navarre welcomes new priest

FAITH

The Rev. Anthony MacWhinnie II on Feb. 17 began his duties as priest at St. Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Navarre. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT A. CRAIGHEAD III

1949-2010

Robert Craighead III, 61, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Craighead was born Jan. 29, 1949 in Huntington Beach, Calif., to Robert A., Jr. and Helaine E. Craighead. He was a Christian and loved the Lord. More...

THERESA GORMAN

1920 - 2010

Theresa Gorman, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Gulf Breeze Hospital. She was an avid gardener who loved plants of all kinds. Gorman spent most of her life in New Jersey before moving to the Gulf Breeze area in 2005. More...

Seniors

‘Rhapsody in Blue’ stands the test of time as favorite

The University of West Florida’s Symphonic Band recently played a concert filled with my all-time favorites. More...

Home & Garden

March festivals draw families, friends outdoors for spring fun

Time to roll logs this weekend at the 22nd annual Lumberjack Festival

Join the fun at the 22nd annual Northwest Florida Forestry Conclave & Lumberjack Festival Saturday, March 6, at the Milton Pensacola Junior College campus. More...

GB Celebrates the Arts March 13,14

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. will conduct one of the state's premier art festivals, the 16th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts during the weekend of 13 and 14 March. More...

Seek safety when purchasing energy-efficient home appliances

(ARA) - Have government or manufacturer rebate programs enticed you to purchase a new home appliance, like a clothes washer or refrigerator? Or are you simply in the market to upgrade? More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DICK N OR BETTY N RILEY TTEE OF THE RILEY TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

GB man charged in theft

Computer taken from medical lab

A Gulf Breeze man faces a scheduled March 18 arraignment in Pensacola after allegedly stealing a computer from a Pensacola medical diagnostics laboratory in December. More...

County sign ordinance could be modified soon

Officials want major highways to be less visually cluttered

The tall business signs dotting U.S. Highway 98 eventually might become a thing of the past. The county wants to make the drive along major highways like U.S. 98 and 90 more pleasing to the eye and less visually cluttered. More...

Sailwind Condo Assn. loses money to embezzler

A Gulf Breeze condominium association is refocusing its oversight practices after an estimated $114,000 was embezzled from its coffers by a former business manager. More...

 

Community

Rotary Club Gumbo Cook-off 2010

Dennis Remesch of Re/Max on the Coast beckons visitors to try his group’s spicy gumbo. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors to ‘step out’ on 10th

Gulf Isle Neighbors will host their annual luncheon and fashion show ‘Stepping Out in Style,’ on March 10 at the Civic Center in Pensacola. The cost is $25. Doors open at 10 a.m. for social time, and lunch follows at 11. More...

Kimberly Gray to wed Fortier

Gail and Ed Gray III of Gulf Breeze are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Elaine Gray, of Ocean Springs, Miss., to Timothy Patrick Fortier of Denham Springs, La. The wedding will be held in October at St. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Beach prepares for influx of ‘Spring Breakers’

Area residents should be on the lookout for bulldogs, eagles, elephants, gators, rebels, Seminoles and tigers during the month of March, and we’re not talking about the new Gulf Breeze Zoo. More...

Exploreum extends its Friday and Saturday hours

The Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center today announced that it would be extending its operating hours for upcoming Fridays and Saturdays due to demand for Dinosaurs Downtown. More...

Disney release the pick of the week

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Princess and the Frog” (Rated G) — Disney returns to the classic 2-D animation that made the studio famous. More...

Sports

GBHS rallies to beat West Florida

Ben Lively struck out 12 as the Dolphins rallied twice to win 5-3 at West Florida Friday. The win continues what has been a bizarre start to the Dolphins’ season. GBHS is 3-0 on the road, but 0-2 at home. Dolphins 5, West Florida 3 More...

Gulf Coast Marlins go 3-1 at Battle of the Bay Tournament

The 10-under Gulf Coast Marlins won its first three games in the second annual Battle of the Bay last weekend at Shoreline Park before losing in the semifinals 14-9 to the Pensacola Aquasox. More...

Pensacola Beach V’ball Club hosting first tournament this weekend

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club will hold its inaugural tournament, called Spike and Splash, Saturday and Sunday in Gulf Breeze and Navarre. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 4 Santa Rosa County Local Mitigation Strategy Meeting 1:30 p.m., Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Mi More...

Business

Price at pump soars by almost 10 cents

Retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 9.1 cents per gallon in the past week to an average price of $2.71 a gallon Monday. More...

Health

Caregivers Support Group to meet

The Council On Aging of West Florida (COA) will host a Gulf Breeze Caregiver Support Group Meeting on Tuesday, March 9. There is no cost, and the public is invited. Reservations are not required. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. More...

Baptist Health Care recognizes its annual ‘Legends’

By definition, a legend is a historic, admirable person whose story is handed down through generations. More...

Opinion

League of Women Voters urges participation

The League of Women Voters recently celebrated its 90th birthday. In February 1920, after a 72- year struggle, passage of the 19th Amendment appeared imminent. More...

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Would you support a community garden? More...