June 3, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Grads, don’t wait; go out and learn!

Dear Graduate of 2010,   You’re a graduate now and you know, of course, older people like me can’t pass up this opportunity to give you the benefit of our wisdom any more than our elders could with us. More...

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‘Neighbors counting neighbors’

¦ Local resident doing her part in helping complete Census effort

Kim Hamilton of Gulf Breeze was one of 12,700 applicants for one of the eventual 2,500 part-time United States Census 2010 positions allocated for the local area office. More...

Historical Society taps new officers

The Historical Society of Gulf Breeze met May 15 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center for its endof year picnic. The room and tables were decorated with festive colors, and the group was in the mood to celebrate and take a break for summer. More...

Ryan, Ingley mark accomplishments

Navy Ensign Colin E. More...


‘The Book of Eli’ is a must-see

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK “The Book of Eli” (R) — This is the Hughes Brothers directorial foray into the post- Apocalyptic future genre. More...

Woods Smith’s eclectic musical taste evident in singing

Brooke Woods Smith can’t remember a time when she wasn’t singing.   More...

Celebrate Pensacola history during Fiesta Days


Thursday, June 3   Fiesta Days Celebration   The annual Fiesta of Five Flags event celebrates the founding of Pensacola as the first European settlement in the U.S. More...


From Dolphins to Boll Weevils

Three seniors sign with Enterprise State Community College

Stephen Robbins knew what a boll weevil was – whether he knew until recently isn’t exactly clear. More...

Volkert Vipers take third in Rec Tourney

The Volkert Vipers, a 10- under GBSA coach pitch team, finished third out of 10 teams in the Gulf Breeze End of Season Rec Tournament May 24 at Shoreline Park.   More...

Racquet Round Up Tennis Clinic Friday at Shoreline Park

The 33rd Annual Racquet Round-Up tennis clinic is Friday and Saturday at Shoreline Park.   The clinic, which is free of charge, is Friday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m. and Saturday, June 5, from 8-10 a.m. for ages 11 and 12. More...




Mary Stetson Clark, 93, of Pensacola Beach, passed away on May 24, 2010.   More...



Abe Lincoln Lilly, 61, of Navarre, passed away Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at Gulf Breeze Hospital.   Lilly was born April 19, 1949, in Deland to Patricia Rupe Lilly and the late Abe Lincoln Lilly Sr.   More...



Verna Dobbins Whitmore, 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on May 26, 2010.   Whitmore was born April 23, 1928 in California but grew up in Western Colorado, where she completed high school and began college. More...

Home & Garden

Homes Beautiful

The Gulf Breeze Beautification Committee named six top yards for the Spring Quarter, but they also praised the City Council for its own beautification of Highway 98.   More...

Sticking to a budget? Upgrade affordably

(ARA) -- Living on a budget is the norm, rather than the exception, in the current economy. More...

Turn a hero sandwich into a hero pizza

We've gathered all of the best ingredients from a hot and saucy hero sandwich – Italian sausage, peppers and cheese – and put them on a kid-friendly pizza.   More...



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...

Congratulations, graduates of 2010

GBHS product graduates tops in FSU med school

If any member of the Gulf Breeze High School graduating Class of 2010 ever needed a role model, Melissa Bell Kozakiewicz would be an ideal candidate.   More...

‘Top kill’ fails; oil inches closer

Santa Rosa County drafts additional booming strategy

For 44 days, the coastline of Northwest Florida has remained virtually unaffected by the millions of gallons of oil that have poured into the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Change of command on tap for AFJROTC

Wise retiring after 17 years; Landfair set to fill some huge shoes

The Gulf Breeze High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps typically stages changeof command ceremonies for its student leaders. More...



Island News

Snappers beware

Anglers are coming for you

The fish that made Pensacola famous, the Red Snapper, is again on the menu.   Red snapper season opened at 12:01 a.m. on June 1, tempting many anglers to stay up late so they could get a head start on the action.   More...

Junkanoos’ calendar raises cash for Good Samaritan clinic

The Krewe of Junkanoos presented Fred Cornett, Administrator of the Good Samaritan Clinic, with a check for $2,500. The Krewe members raised the money by printing and selling a beach Mardi Gras calendar. More...

Sign, sign ever ywhere a sign

So, there I am on 9th Avenue headed to Sacred Heart Hospital and I see him. He was the “We Buy Gold” sign wearing guy. He was sweaty and had a had a far away look in his eyes. He doesn't have to look happy. More...


Time to batten down the hatches?

An “active to extremely active” hurricane season is expected for the Atlantic Basin this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service.   More...

School sales tax holiday set

Gov. Charlie Crist signed into law the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday – a three-day sales-tax holiday from Aug. 13- 15 on school supplies, books, clothing, and footwear. The tax holiday is expected to save Florida families $26 million. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/26/2010   Beall, Tyler Andrew, W/M, 19, 8900 block of Sea Turtle Circle, Navarre, robbery and violation of probation. More...


GBHS students compete in National Science Olympiad

Twenty-three students comprise one of 60 teams competing in 26th annual tournament

Twenty three students from Gulf Breeze High traveled to the University of Illinois to compete in the 26th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament.   GBHS was one of 60 high schools competing in 28 different categories. More...

Busy man

Pete Southerland, President of the Emerald Coast Honor Flight, has been busy lately. ABOVE: He recently accepted a check for $500 from the Gulf Breeze Middle School Junior Optimist Club. More...

Congratulations GBHS Class of 2010

Dabney Elizabeth Abbott Emily Jill Adams Abdullah Ahmed E S Al-Khalaf Michelle Lynne Albert Carlos Eduardo Ashby Garcia Nicholas Bryan Atkins Kaleb Robertson Baerresen Omari Kali-Jakiya Baines Eddie Royace Baker, Jr. More...


Music camps slated for GB Methodist Church


Area residents are invited to register now at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church for two music camps to be held this summer.   The Musical Theatre Camp for fourth through eighth grades will be June 21-25 from 8:30 a.m. More...


Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do [it] with thy might; for [there is] no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Ecclesiastes 9:10   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 3 SRC Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Monday, June 7   SRC Commission Committee 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...


Local gasoline prices tumble by 6.6 cents


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola and Gulf Breeze have fallen 6.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.63 a gallon Monday. More...


It’s time for BP to get out of the way

Like a youngster who jumps into a cool swimming pool on a warm summer day, British Petroleum and other reapers of crude jumped into offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico with excitement abounding.   More...


Full Story

Don’t trust arsonist to put out fire

It has now been over one month since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe began. More...