June 24, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Property values dip worries Midway Fire

Midway Fire District between Gulf Breeze and Navarre will be one of the hardest hit public service organizations when property values drop on both residential and business properties affected by the gulf oil spill.   More...

‘Mrs. C’ is Rotary’s Citizen of the Year

She is a community activist who describes herself as a “impatient” visionary, urging area residents to make things happen.   More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Paulus named District 1 FBLA president for 2010-11 year

BRIEFS

Brianna (Breezy) Paulus, a rising senior at Gulf Breeze High School, has been named Florida District 1 president for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for the 2010-11 school year. More...

Episcopal women already planning Back to School Literacy Fair for August

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Gulf Breeze will sponsor a Back to School Literacy Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at church Parish Hall.   More...

Entertainment

BBC offers ‘Last Chance to See’ several endangered species

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK More...

Zoo hosts exciting scavenger hunt for area kids

BEST BETS

Thursday, June 24   Two bands rock Evenings in Olde Seville Square   June 24 will bring funky tunes to Seville Square from 7-9 p.m., when Jones and Company takes the stage. More...

School

GBES releases fourth nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. More...

GBES grads off to middle school

The following fifth graders recently graduated from Gulf Breeze Elementary School:   More...

Good job

R.J. Philips receives congratulations from Oriole Beach Elementary Assistant Principal Josh McGrew during the recent fifth grade graduation ceremonies. Dave Schultz/ Gulf Breeze News More...

Obituaries

MARIAN PIERCE

1924-2010

Marian M. (Hashbarger) Pierce, 85, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, June 18, 2010 in Pensacola.   Pierce was born Dec. 10, 1924 in Marion Township, Henry County, Ohio. She was the only daughter of Harold and Margaret Brown Hashbarger. More...

ELAINE WORMHOUDT

1922-2010

Elaine Avis Wormhoudt, 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Sunday, June 6, 2010.   Wormhoudt was a loving wife, a devoted mother and grandmother.   She is survived by her husband, Edward W. More...

KEITH A. COLEMAN

1952-2010

Keith Allen Coleman, 59, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010.   Coleman was born Nov. 16, 1952 in Pikeville, Ky. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 24 SRC Commission Regular a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   SRC Commission Special Rezoning 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   SRC School Board 9 a. More...

Business

Fuel pump prices inch higher as economy grows

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze have risen 2.9 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $2.61 on Sunday. More...

GB couple thanks county staff for efforts

We are writing to commend Santa Rosa County Commissioner Gordon Goodin for his recent letter (text above) included with the county’s daily breaking news updates.  More...

Opinion

Day 65, and headache is only getting worse

A significant portion of this week’s gulf oil spill news coverage has to do with the shortand long-term emotional effects of the crisis and what it might do to our psyches in the months and years to come.   More...

County committed to your well-being

The days since we first learned of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have been an emotional rollercoaster ride for us all. It is difficult not to be fearful, sad, angry and frustrated with what has taken place.  More...

Cartoon

Full Story

Crist greeted by oil on Pensacola Beach

A 10-feet wide strip of large oil tarballs stains white sands of Casino Beach in Pensacola

When Governor Charlie Crist touched down on Pensacola Beach on June 23, he was greeted by swarms of local and Coast Guard officials, media, interested onlookers and oil – lots and lots of oil. More...

Got the blues? Welcome to the club

¦ Mega-disasters can give people major sense of helplessness

People living along the Gulf Coast have experienced disasters before. Every couple of years, a major hurricane will physically and economically devastate communities for months or even years. More...

GB Hospital to sue city

City to counter-sue Moulton Properties in third-party complaint

In the late 1800's, Charles Dudley Water, American editor and author, said "Politics makes strange bedfellows." The sentiment proves true today as a triangle formed in early 2004 to facilitate the construction of both the Andrews Institute and Sea S More...

Manned exploration should go on

On April 5, former Gulf Breeze resident Alan G. Poindexter commanded a two-week mission on NASA’s space shuttle Discovery to re-supply the International Space Station. More...

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Island News

‘A critical place’

National Parks Director shows BP’s Chief Operating Officer what’s at stake in Gulf Islands National Seashore

The cameras were rolling Tuesday morning as BP’s top leadership, Chief Operating Officer Doug Suttles, met with the director of the National Parks Service Jonathan Jarvis at Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island.   More...

Oil-soaked perception slowing tourism

In the early days of the BP oil spill disaster, numerous media crews from around the country camped at Pensacola Beach poised to beam images of the first oil to reach local shores.   More...

Stay out of the sun to avoid burning rays

Like a lot of families celebrating Father’s Day this past Sunday, our family spent the day on the beach. Putting the kids to bed, we realized a mistake we had made. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 6/15/2010 Peeples, Rhonda Marie, W/F, 48, 2200 block of Tom Street, Navarre, violation of probation. 6/16/2010 Odom III, William Allen, W/M, 37, 5500 block of Centerbrook Place, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue For the week ending June 11, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 15 emergencies. These incidents included 10 medical calls, 1 motor vehicle accident, 1 false call, and 3 dispatched and canceled en route. More...

Hot-tub buyer on Craigslist scams seller out of $3,150

Police Report

A Gulf Breeze resident is regretting the decision to sell a hot tub on Craigslist. The tub was offered for $350 and a buyer sent in a check for $3,500. More...

Sports

GB softball teams win Foley Tourney

The GBSA 8-under and 10- under All Star softball teams won the Foley All Star Tournament June 13. More...

GBHS softball placed on probation

The Lady Dolphin softball team’s advancement to the championship game of the Gulf Shores Dolphin Classic was one of the highlights of their season. But it came with a steep price.   More...

Knights lose to Falcons

¦ Midway looks to improve to 2-2 with win at Crestview Saturday

The Fort Walton Beach Falcons scored on their first two possessions on their way to a 36-12 win over the Midway Knights Saturday at Tiger Point Park. More...

Seniors

History behind gardenias fuels my love for flowers

Looking out from my daughter’s porch, my eyes fell upon my favorite flowers – gardenias. There were 40 large blossoms by actual count.  More...

Home & Garden

3 secrets to creating your dream wedding

(ARA) - Wedding season is here and millions of couples are finalizing plans for their big day. But what many couples don’t know is that there easy ways are to avoid stress while planning a wedding. More...

Bridal registry is a gift the bride gives herself

Gift-giving is a major part of the celebration of a marriage, and registering for the gifts a bridge and groom truly desire is a great way to make sure they receive the things they need -- and want -- to start their life together. More...

Caterpillers are biological control at its best

Most insects are not pests. In fact, less than one percent of all insects are considered true pests. 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...