June 17, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Assault on our shores’ will be fought vigorously

In the days since the BP oil spill began, the failure to stop the leak has caused incredible anger and frustration – especially for the people of the Gulf Coast struggling to survive one of the worst environmental disasters in our nation&rsquo More...

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PJC’s Martin bound for Edison

Pensacola Junior College Vice President for Student Affairs James Martin has been selected as president of Edison State College in Fort Myers.   Martin’s last official day at PJC is July 15. More...

Plan now to hear naturalist Wilder speak

Noted local nature and wildlife photographer and Florida Master Naturalist Kenny Wilder will be the speaker at Lore, Legends and Learning on Tuesday, June 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Navarre Library, 8484 James Harvell Road, Navarre.   More...


Homecoming queen and Miss GBHS Kori Ewens shows some “ ’tude” as she and Tyler Fairleigh participate in graduation June 4. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   6/9/2010   Robles, Aaron James, H/M, 25, 9600 block of Bonebluff Drive, Navarre, assault and resisting an officer. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending June 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 14 emergencies. More...

Assistant principal recovering from accident

Gulf Breeze High School Assistant Principal Becky Brown is expected to make a full recovery after falling from a moving motor scooter.   More...


GBHS seniors headed all across the country for college

The following Gulf Breeze High seniors were recognized for earning awards and scholarships at their recent Awards Night:   OMARI BAINES, who plans to attend the University of South Florida, earned a National Honor Society scholarship for $50 More...

On to middle school

Among the 26 graduates of Pensacola Beach Elementary’s Class of 2010 include (from left): Parker Baynes, Patrick Hodges, Reddon McLaurine, Daniel Green (leaning forward), Jack Flores, Zoë Babcoc More...


Calvary Chapel collects pantry items

Calvary Chapel-Gulf Breeze will be collecting food and other personal-care items on Sunday, June 20 to help local families in need. More...

Grow where you’re planted

Our congregation participated in the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce Family Expo in April. We received free use of an outside exhibition space, provided we offered an activity for children. More...


GB Hospital celebrates silver anniversary

Groundbreaking for Gulf Breeze Hospital expansion

Gulf Breeze Hospital is celebrating 25 years of serving the community. More...

Home & Garden

‘Miracle child’ fights leukemia

Clay Cook is in the fight of his life. The 8- year-old has lived with intense pain, debilitating weakness and recurring nausea since he became sick 10 and a half months ago with ALL – Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia with precursor B. More...

At GBHS, May was for Clay

¦ Weeklong events net $10,000 for stricken boy's family

Jason Thompson/Gulf Breeze News Clay Cook couldn’t believe it when the good fortune walked through his door Friday night. It was a representative from Gulf Breeze High School bringing him a check for $10,540.61. More...

Weisnicht, Besler attain Eagle Scout status at St. Ann

In a historic two-for-one event, St. Ann Catholic Church’s Boy Scout Troop 417 recently celebrated the advancement to Eagle Scout of George Weisnicht and Joseph Besler. 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...

Gulf water closures issued for portion of beach due to oil spill

The Escambia County Health Department advises beach patrons to avoid contact with water. More...

Oil intensifies; Obama visits

Commerce, commuters pinched

For more than 2½ hours Tuesday morning, Gulf Breeze Parkway was eerily devoid of traffic as U.S. 98 was shut down through Gulf Breeze to the eastern end of the Naval Live Oaks preserve and on Pensacola Beach Road.   More...

Officials aim to improve response to oil impacts

As President Obama visited Pensacola Beach on Tuesday, state, local and BP officials escalated response efforts to cope with intensified oil impacts along the Northwest Florida coastline.   More...



Island News

Life on Pensacola Beach

Despite oil cleanup crews working nearby while the BP supply ship lingers off the coast, Paul Sarra prepares for a day of fishing in Pensacola Pass. More...

Residents vow to fight unruly wedding parties

The plan to rein in the wedding parties in residential neighborhoods appeared to have all the right elements: a special event fee, an acknowledgement of parking limitations and local noise ordinances as well as the signature of the rental agent. More...

Living life ‘in between’ then and now

If you asked my son, Gabe, he’d tell you he was a fourth grader. If you asked my oldest daughter, Emma, she’d tell you she was a 2nd grader. The truth is that they have finished the prior grades, but have yet to start their new grade. More...


Jump into the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ with ‘The Crazies’ and visit the Cleavers

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of June 29.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

Kathy Lyons shares musical bond with guitar-pickin’ hubby

Meet Kathy Lyon!   Lyon – originally from Washington, D.C. – moved to Pensacola in 2005. She works with the Pensacola Jazz Society which is now reaching into schools helping the music diversity of children and young adults. More...

Opportunities to enjoy music, art abound this week


Thursday, June 17   Evenings in Olde Seville Square hosts two great acts   The Modern Eldorados and Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Pianos will join to play Evenings in Olde Seville Square from 7-9 p.m.   More...


Tiger Point, GBSA teams take second in All Star tournament

Tiger Point’s 16-under and 12-under All Star softball team both finished second at the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance Tournament June 8 in Perdido, their best postseason finish in park history. More...

Volleyball team looks to take final step

This week’s edition of Five Questions is with volleyball coach Waynn Sellers, who will hope to lead the Lady Dolphins to its first ever state tournament appearance.   More...

McKie to host camp July 16-18

Gulf Breeze High graduate and New Orleans Saints fullback Jason McKie will sponsor an MVP Training Camp with the help of trainers from Acceleration Fitness July 16-18 at Shoreline Park. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 17 Gulf Breeze Architectural   Review Board 6:30 p.m., City Council Chamber, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Monday, June 21   SRC Commission Committee 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline S More...


Resource Forum planned for June 24

The TEAM Santa Rosa Economic Development Council is joining forces with the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce to present ‘Business Resource Forum 2010’ on Thursday, June 24 at the Andrews Institute. More...

Pump prices could rise


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze have fallen 3.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.57 on Monday. More...

Sandwich Generation should avoid financial squeeze

Are you a member of the “Sandwich Generation?”   More...



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On the Spot:

Sunday is Father’s Day. What is your father’s name and what makes him so special?

“Neil Bethell. He is always there for me when I need him.” Caitlin Bethell Navarre More...

Loss of sacred ground prompts tears

I am a native Floridian, and I absolutely love this area and Pensacola Beach. As a child, my family spent the summers on East Bay. I have crabbed, fished and enjoyed these waters since childhood. More...