August 19, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Council will re-bid disputed contract

Company disputes July 28 award for fishing pier demolition

It appears the Gulf Breeze City Council will be re-bidding the fishing bridge deconstruction project awarded to Virginia Wrecking on July 28 for a maximum bid price of $2,422,399.   More...

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GB Book Club has new venue

The Gulf Breeze Book Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, Aug. 23 at a new time and location.   The club will now meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Pensacola Beach Elk’s Lodge located at 661 Pensacola Beach Boulevard. More...

Program offers kids stringed instrument instruction at Oriole Beach Elementary

The Santa Rosa Strings will offer a beginners class in stringed instrument instruction to students in the Gulf Breeze area. They will meet at Oriole Beach Elementary on Wednesday afternoons from 4-5:30 p.m.   More...


Meet ‘Bill W and Dr. Bob’ in stirring play at Little Theatre

¦ Production tells the inspirational true story of the co-founders of the “Alcoholics Anonymous” group

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of North Florida (NCADDNFL) is pleased to present: “Bill W and Dr. Bob”, an award winning play by Samuel Shem and Janet Surrey directed by Nicole Dickson.   More...

Rock legend Neil Young brings relief with several special concerts along Gulf Coast

Rock-n-roll legend Neil Young is coming to the Pensacola Saenger Theatre on Tuesday, September 28, at 8 p.m.   The Hall of Fame singer-songwriter brings his talent to the Gulf coast for a good time and a good cause. More...

The Fiesta Barbershop Chorus performs a special show at the Pensacola Little Theatre

Saturday August 21 will see the Little Theatre in the Pensacola Cultural Center turned again into the "Great White Way" as the Fiesta Barbershop Chorus sings all your favorite Broadway songs in our own Barbershop style! More...


2010 GBHS ninth grade football team

Front row (from left): Quadry Chance (4), Jonathon Dorf (5), Stefan Snellgrove (7), Andy Creech (8), Matt Ryan (9), Jacob Rosas (10) and Chris Beck (11). More...

2010 GBHS junior varsity cheerleaders

Front row (from left): Kayla Cayson, Kailene Jones, Ashton Krauss and Ashlyn Robertson. Second row (from left): Sam Burleigh, Alex Ryan, Lanie Burns and Sara McCain. More...

2010 GBHS ninth grade cheerleaders

Front row (from left): Abby Friedland, Langley Head, Courtney Land and Tiffany Evans. Second row (from left): C.C. Hamlin, Abi Beckham, Lindsay Carpenter and Danielle Bodovetz. More...




Michael Clay Meister, 37, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010.   Meister was born in Orlando on April 5, 1973.   More...


“duh” bridal selections dazzle

Local home decor and design company is nationally recognized

You must experience "duh's" Bridal Registry. They have over 10,000 square feet of interior showroom space offering the most comprehensive selection of both naturally and internationally renowned manufacture.   More...

Sacred Heart to host retreat for area teens

Parents, would you like to connect better with your teen? More...

Stay active with proper therapy

Can you move without pain or stiffness? Your insurance plan or Medicare can help

Did you know your health insurance plan/Medicare provides coverage so you can get professional instruction on how to reduce or eliminate pain or stiffness? You can get it without going to the doctor first, too.   More...



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

Dolphin VB standout hit by SUV

Senior miraculously avoids tragic fate during training workout

The Gulf Breeze High School volleyball team has extremely high hopes for the 2010 season – another district title and their first trip to state being among them.   More...

Fishing, seafood industries ‘open’ but struggling

Business owners still have concerns about long-term effects

Federal and state reports are sounding an “all clear” for the Gulf of Mexico and the seafood harvested from it. More...

‘Crude Life’ pays for creator

Gulf Breeze man donates some proceeds to recovery

If you spend enough time near the Gulf Coast, you’ll likely see bumper stickers, tshirts, caps and other merchandise brandishing two words: Salt Life. More...



Island News

Book a night, get a $100 Amex card

Escambia County hopes to duplicate Navarre Beach’s success using BP funds to entice visitors

Navarre Beach businesses saw a dramatic increase in business after the Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Council funneled BP dollars into a successful voucher program. More...

Jr. Ranger program gets kids moving outside

We dare you to try to keep up with the Junior Rangers at Gulf Islands National Seashore! It's fun and healthy to play in the parks and now National Park Junior Rangers get an extra reward for movin' it outside.   More...

Disaster recovery event is Sunday

The Pensacola Beach Community Church will host a Disaster Ministries Sunday, focused on the oil spill disaster starting at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 22 at Casino Beach. More...


County assessments have dropped by $500 million

Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, will be mailing Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices this week informing taxpayers of the assessment on their property.   More...

Vehicle crash leads to charges

Police Report

On Sunday, Aug. 15, Gulf Breeze Police officers responded to a report of a traffic crash near the intersection of Daniel and Joachim. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   8/10/2010   Rivera Jr., Jose Francisco, W/M, 28, 2200 block of Janet Street, Navarre, violation of probation. More...


Five time-saving tips simplify your back-to-school routine

(ARA) - As summer winds down, it means fewer backyard barbecues, shorter days, and most of all, kids headed back to school. The transition from summer to school can be daunting for any parent and each year it seems the to-do list gets longer.   More...

Go green with lunch boxes

Whether it’s a retro metal lunch box, or a reusable insulated bag, it is not only good to go green, you could see an improvement in the quality of your lunches within.   More...

District teacher contract negotiations continue

The Santa Rosa County School District teachers’ union is heading back to the bargaining table with district officials for the third time this summer on Friday.   At stake this year is an allnew contract. More...


GBUMC offers couples ‘date night’


Our marriages never outgrow the need for a little attention.   On Friday, Aug. 20, from 6 to 9 p.m., it’s “Date Night” at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church’s Fairpoint campus. More...


Pump prices down by almost 5 cents locally


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola fell 4.7 cents per gallon last week, averaging $2.60 a gallon Monday. More...



Full Story

Bike accident a real wake-up call

Since Monday, I have been reeling.   I am alternating between crying tears of joy over Cheyenne’s miraculous recovery from being hit by a car while riding her bike and literally feeling my heart constrict over the near tragedy.   More...

County OKs South End scenic designation

The United Peninsula Association (UPA) scored a major victory last Thursday when the Santa Rosa County Commission unanimously approved a scenic designation for U.S. Highway 98 and East Bay Boulevard. More...