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No joke! Vandals ravage Tiger Point area like April fools

Vandals ravage Tiger Point area like April fools

The criminal mischief that occurred April 1 in some Tiger Point neighborhoods went a lot further than simple April Fool’s pranks, as vandals broke windows and damaged thousands of dollars worth of property. More...

Dead dolphin washes ashore from bay

Tissue samples from a dead female dolphin that washed ashore in Gulf Breeze on Monday, March 29 were sent to laboratories to determine the cause of the animal’s death. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

‘Walk for Mommy & me’ on tap

The Blackwater Heritage Trail in Milton is the site for the Third Annual “Walk for Mommy & Me” to be held Saturday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to noon.  More...

Portofino Resort sets ‘Splendor’

BRIEFS

‘A Sunday of Soundside Splendor,’ hosted at Portofino Island Resort, is scheduled for Sunday, April 11, from 4 to 7 p.m.   Each year, A Sunday of Soundside Splendor raises funds for the Children’s Home Society of Florida. More...

Re/Max on the Coast standouts recognized

Re/Max International announced the network’s top production awards at its annual “Night of the Stars” ceremony in Orlando on March 2. More...

Entertainment

JazzFest fills streets of Pensacola with music

This weekend, the downtown streets of Pensacola will be filled with the smooth sounds of jazz music, as the Jazz Society of Pensacola presents the annual Pensacola JazzFest.   More...

Pelicans seek host families for 2010 season

With the Pelicans Opening Day around the corner, our very own “Boys of Summer” will arrive in Pensacola soon. The Pelicans are now seeking Host Families for the 2010 season.   More...

Highest grossing film ‘Avatar’ available on DVD April 20

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of April 20.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

School

OBE student wins essay contest

Oriole Beach Elementary students and faculty are soon to have it ‘made in the shade’ thanks to one of its fourthgraders. More...

GBHS Drama cleaning up in competitions

The Gulf Breeze High Drama Club hopes their trip to Tampa this weekend will end as their last several have - with trophies in tow. More...

Gulf Breeze High School’s Student Advisory Council seeking representatives

The GBHS School Advisory Council is seeking three parent representatives and five community representatives to serve on the council.   More...

Faith

Blessing of Pets is Sunday at GBUMC-Soundside

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will have its Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, April 11, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. during the Soundside worship services.   More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM BLACKWOOD

1957-2010

William Charles Blackwood Jr., 53, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2010 after a lengthy illness.   More...

HAROLD MARTIN

1933-2010

Harold Dean Martin, 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on March 29, 2010. Martin was born April 10, 1933 in Leapwood, Tenn., to the late Frank Martin and Bertie Wilson Martin. He grew up in   Missouri and moved to Gulf Breeze in 1991. More...

HUMBERTO RAMOS

1923-2010

Humberto Ramos, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2010. More...

Opinion

Here’s how Health Reform affects many

Health-insurance reform is the law of the land. But many Floridians are just starting to focus on how the new law affects them. AARP is working across the state to help older Floridians understand what impacts the new legislation will have on them. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

On the Spot:

WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE “ON THE SPOT” TO ANSWER A QUESTION “ON THE SPOT.”

Should NASA continue the Space Shuttle Program?   More...

Will GB City Council raise height limitations?

Potential change to land use plan sparks discussion

During public hearings held Monday night and last Wednesday afternoon to discuss the proposed changes to the city’s municipal land use plan, a recurring theme was that of potential changes to the city’s 35-foot height limit. More...

Local boy lands Jeopardy! audition

¦ Gulf Breeze Elementary student to try out on May 22

Today’s Jeopardy! category is: Local youth. And the answer is: “Gulf Breeze boy auditioning for Jeopardy!”   If you said the question is – ‘Who is Vinny Savarino?’ – you are right.   More...

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Island News

Warm weather ushers in tourist season

Spring Breakers pump up beach revenues

Suntan lotion wafted through the air as thousands of Spring Breakers crowded Pensacola Beach sands last week. Warm weather was a welcome change from the coldest winter seen in these parts for about 25 years. More...

Weather Channel features lady anglers

Fishin’ Chix now has 2,000 members

Lady anglers from Fishin’ Chix appeared on a recent live Weather Channel broadcast from Destin. More...

Easter reaffirms hope, faith

For the first time over a three year span, we finally enjoyed some nice Easter weather. As people gathered for the Community Sunrise Service at the Bandshell, we remembered that two years ago the rains came just as the service was beginning. More...

News

PJC to offer baccalaureate degrees

The Florida State Board of Education has approved Pensacola Junior College’s application to begin offering two work force baccalaureate degree programs.   More...

Survey gauges locals’ opinions

Northwest Floridians are sharply divided over whether to allow oil and gas exploration within 10 miles of shore and narrowly favor legislation to pay high-performing teachers more money.   More...

GBN reporter discusses travels

Gulf Breeze News reporter Scott Page talks with Beverly Livingston (center) and Cherry Fitch (right) after a recent Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze meeting. More...

Sports

Savage steps down as boys soccer coach

Teams played in seven regional finals, three state tourneys during 11-year tenure

Bruce Savage, who guided the Dolphin soccer team to three state tournament appearances in 11 years, informed the administration and parents last week that he will not return as coach next season. More...

Two Dolphins lifters take second, now wait

Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News   Gulf Breeze sent eight weightlifters to compete at the Section 1 meet Monday at Panama City Arnold. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, April 8 Baseball vs. Panama City Bozeman, 6 p.m. Friday, April 9 Track hosts Andrews Invitational, 9 a.m. Baseball at Choctaw, 6:30 p.m. Softball vs. Louisville (Ky.) Mercer Academy (JV 5 p.m., Var. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 8 Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Local Planning Board, 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...

Business

Fuel prices continue expected rise into summer

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze have risen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.84 a gallon on Monday. More...

Home & Garden

Paint the town purple this week for Relay for Life

On Friday, April 9, the American Cancer Society will unofficially kick off the Relay For Life season by painting Gulf Breeze purple.   More...

Jamie Stanley to serve as honorary chair for the Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society selected Jamie Stanley to serve as honorary chair for this year’s Relay for Life of Gulf Breeze. More...

Optimists promote Teacher Appreciation with luncheon, recognition

LEFT: Mike Droogsma unpacks the smoked Boston Butts while Jim Cibula, Chuck Porter, Al Campbell, Ed Gray, and Alex Goldberger look on. The delicious pork was so tender it fell off the bone. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DARYL OR DENZEL DOCKERY holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...