April 15, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City of GB recycling success gets recognition

Local official shares insight into waste program during national conference

City of Gulf Breeze Finance Director Steve Milford spoke at the inaugural Residential Recycling Conference (RRC) on March 23 and 24 in Chicago.   More...

Tax Day:

Deadline for filing returns is midnight

Things have significantly changed over the past 30 years in the tax world, as Jane Hanley can attest.   Hanley, manager of both Gulf Breeze H & R Block offices, has been with her company for three decades. More...

Special Sections



Pillars for Promise plans Monday event


Pillars for Promise is hosting a free Alcohol and Underage Drinking Awareness Program for parents at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19 in the Gulf Breeze High School Media Center.   More...

OBE teacher needs your help

Oriole Beach Elementary third-grade teacher Jodi Russell is competing for a $200 grant from WeAreTeachers to fund her class’s Monarch Madness project, but she needs community support to earn the award.   More...

21st Expo promises fun for everyone

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 21st Annual Gulf Breeze Expo on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center at 800 Shoreline Drive.   More...


Alleged bullying root of campus gun case

Sentenced mother says she’s a victim of her own bad judgment

Judy Hall, the local mother who created a stir by taking weapons onto the Gulf Breeze High School campus last April 20, said her actions were prompted by years of bullying of a son by his peers.   More...

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 15 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee 8 a.m., Chamber Headquarters, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   Monday, April 19   Commission Committee 9 a.m., County Administrative Cent More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 4/6/2010 Pullum, Daniel Austin, W/M, 34, 2100 block of Vizcaya Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. Wells, Joel Anthony, W/M, 18, 4300 block of Canton Court, Gulf Breeze, drug possession. More...


All eyes on Crist as governor ponders teacher pay bill


Even though the possibility of Senate Bill 6 becoming law Friday might make the ratification vote by Santa Rosa Professional Educators union membership null and void, the union has still scheduled a vote of its membership on the district contract fo More...

Class size modification wins place on ballot

A constitutional amendment to allow local educators and parents limited flexibility in meeting class size mandates passed the Florida House of   Representatives on April 8. The measure previously was approved by the Senate.   More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary students get special visit

The students at Gulf Breeze Elementary School on April 7 enjoyed a special visit from several local ‘celebrities.’   More...


People 4 People 5K set for St. Ann on Saturday

There still is time to register for the St. Ann Catholic Church “People 4 People” 5K Run/Walk scheduled for Saturday, April 17.   This great annual event will start at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of St. More...

Baptism recipients require nurturing hand

Last year, our congregation planted six oak trees on the property to make it more appealing from the street. More...


And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. More...


Iranian unrest could push gas above $100 a barrel


The price of crude oil fluctuated quite a bit last week and at one point grew to more than $87 a barrel, but by the close of the week investors couldn’t ignore the signs that oil supply has continued to rise and will most likely increase furth More...

Put your tax refund to work with sound strategies

It’s Tax Refund Season again. This year, if you’re going to get a check from your Uncle Sam, why not put it to work to help you meet your financial goals?   More...


Gulf Breeze teachers say ‘thank-you!’

On behalf of the staff, teachers, and administration of Gulf Breeze Middle School, I would like to thank the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club and the City of Gulf Breeze for their overwhelming generosity on Monday, April 5, which was a designated planning More...


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On the Spot:


How do you plan to use your tax refund this year?   More...

Arthritis Awareness Month event planned for Monday

     HealthSpring of Alabama is helping promote arthritis awareness by hosting a special event that will provide tips on arthritis pain management and more.  Experts will include representatives from the Arthritis Foundation, More...

Gun-totin’ momma gets 5 years probation, no jail

¦ Trench-coated woman took guns, knife onto GBHS campus on infamous anniversary

A Gulf Breeze woman who took two handguns and a knife onto the Gulf Breeze High School campus on April 20, 2009 has been sentenced to 60 months of probation.   More...

Science Olympiad team wins state title

¦ Gulf Breeze High teens need public’s help to travel to nationals

BY PAM BRANNON   Gulf Breeze News news@gulfbreezenews.com   Gulf Breeze High’s Science Olympiad team has earned its way to the national competition for the ninth year in a row and 10th time in school history.   More...



Island News

‘Beach meets Far East’ Tuesday

Pensacola Beach Optimists fundraiser benefits Beach School

A party with a purpose is the best way to describe the Pensacola Beach Optimist’s annual Gala. More...

Go stargazing Friday at Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore Acting Superintendent Nina Kelson announced that stargazing programs will be held on Friday, April 16 from sunset to 10 p.m. at the Battery Worth Picnic Area at Fort Pickens Area. More...

Enjoying the view

A couple of beachgoers sit in chairs on Pensacola Beach and enjoy the view of the horizon on Tuesday afternoon. More...


Come on out and pinch some tail

It’s crawfish time along the Gulf Coast, and Bamboo Willie’s makes it easy to enjoy this tiny delicacy! Join the crowd for the Ninth Annual Crawfish Festival with three stages of live music, a Kids Zone, and a Merchants Sidewalk Sale. More...

Former Supreme Court judge to speak at UWF

The University of West Florida will present a lecture by Judge Andrew Napolitano, constitutional scholar and legal analyst for Fox News Channel, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. More...

The Imaginarium succeeds despite loss

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of April 27, 2010.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...


GBHS top seed in tournament

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team clinched the top seed in the District 1-4A Tournament after posting an 11-3 win Friday at Choctaw.   The Dolphins are 6-0 heading into the final week of district play this week. More...

Bayside’s 27th annual Gulf Coast Invitational this weekend

The Bayside Soccer Club will host the 27th annual Gulf Coast Invitational this weekend at Brosnaham Park in Pensacola.   More than 60 teams (some from as far away as Minnesota) will participate. Games starts at 8 a.m. More...

Gulf Breeze hosts inaugural Bay City Classic

The City of Gulf Breeze was one of three cities to host the inaugural Bay City Classic Saturday and Sunday.   More...




Jesse Robert Brown, 89, of Navarre, passed away on Friday, April 2, 2010.   Brown was born March 22, 1921 in Atlanta. He retired from the Federal Aviation Administration and moved to the Gulf Breeze/Navarre area in 1974. More...


1928 - 2010

George W. Smith Jr., 81, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Thursday, April 8, 2010. Smith was born May 27, 1928 in Pensacola to George Smith and Mary Haughton Smith. He was a U.S. More...


Remembering ‘Tom Swift’ and his exploits

I was 12 years old when I first discovered the famous Tom Swift book series. These “boys” books were full of adventure and derring-do. More...

Home & Garden

Head-to-toe beauty from Wade Scott Salon

Fabulous is more than skin deep:

Wade Scott Salon & Spa, Gulf Breeze's newest premier salon and day spa experience, is 'grandly open' and ready to serve you.   The salon is the vision of co-owners, Tommy O'Brien and Brian Tucker.   More...

Advanced Insulation focuses on unmatched service to customer, community

"If I find a product I can believe in, I will open a business offering it.”   Those were the words of Tom Shoemaker, owner of Advanced Insulation of NW, FL, Inc, according to his wife Beth.   More...

Easy ways to create fast, functional, fun outdoor 'land-escapes'

(ARA) - Adding useful space, enjoyment, appeal and value to homes, outdoor living spaces continue to be a popular home improvement project. More...