September 2, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page


Gulf Breeze residents are getting used to the new green color of the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 98 at Gulf Breeze schools. Some folks love it; others, well, not so much. On The Spot, page 7A More...

Lane closure planned for Pensacola Bay Bridge

Work to be done overnight Tuesday-Wednesday

Transfield Services will repair concrete under the Pensacola Bay Bridge tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 7) from 8 p.m. until 4 a.m. Wednesday morning. The right lane at the elevated section of the bridge will be closed to traffic. More...

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60 years later, Harrises return to North Carolina honeymoon getaway

Al and Gerrie Harris of the Baycliffs subdivision of Gulf Breeze will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Monday, Sept. 6.   More...


Navy Capt. Anil Taneja, son of Rajindar K. Taneja of Gulf Breeze, recently received the Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medal for his meritorious service while serving as staff orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic department, Naval Hospital, Pensacola. More...


September sky reveals a match made in hell

The full moon, the Harvest Moon, occurs on September 23, the day after the autumnal equinox; fall actually begins this year at 10:23 p.m. on September 22. More...

National Seashore hosts free stargazing at Ft. Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced that a free stargazing program will held on Friday, September 10 from sunset to 10 p.m. at Langdon Beach Parking Area of the Fort Pickens Area.   More...

‘Legally Blonde’ among Mattie Kelly Center’s season lineup

An impressive slate of Broadway, Artist and Family Series shows is scheduled to appear for the 2010-2011 season at the Mattie Kelly Arts Center at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville – including national touring performances of the hi More...


Football season opens Friday

Ninth grade/JV edge Crestview 3-0 in Kickoff Classic, varsity battles in 13-7 loss

The scoreboard may have read Crestview 13, Dolphins 7 after Thursday's Kickoff Classic at Dolphin Stadium Thursday night, but the coaches and players were anything but disappointed.   More...

GBHS SoundWave Band to do Disney in 2010

Ninety five member band to feature songs from The Incredibles

The 2010 Gulf Breeze High SoundWave Band will perform song from the Disney movie The Incredibles during halftime of Dolphin football games this season.   The band, under the direction of Neal McLeod, has been practicing since mid-July. More...

Dolphin Dash 5K Run opens Meet the Dolphins Saturday

The Gulf Breeze High Quarterback Club will host their inaugural Dolphin Dash 5K race to open Meet the Dolphins Saturday, Sept. 4.   The race, which starts at 7:30 a.m., begins and ends at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, September 2 Santa Rosa County Tourist Development North End committee 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton   More...



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GBES teacher ponders lawsuit

At crux of matter is 9-page form outlining do’s, don’ts for electronic equipment, Internet

The Santa Rosa County teachers’ union – Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE) – wants the district to take another look at the newly revised policy concerning electronic transmissions and the use of electronic equipment on campu More...

Bodovetz case bogged in court

Prosecution in burglary case receives yet another continuance

For the second time in two weeks, Escambia County Circuit Judge Jan Shackelford on Monday granted the state a continuance in its case against a Gulf Breeze man accused of burglarizing a Pensacola medical diagnostics lab.   More...

Bridge accident irks GB victim

¦ Alcohol believed to be involved in collision caused by beach visitor

A newcomer to Gulf Breeze and his son got a rude, potentially deadly introduction to the dangers of local roadways when their latemodel car was rear-ended and totaled by a hit- and-run driver Sunday while traveling north on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...



Island News

Details emerge in hit and run

A s officers investigate the death of 26-year-old Ian M. Smith of Pensacola that occurred when he was standing on the grassy area between the Dolphin Plaza parking lot and Via de Luna, new details point to what may have been an intentional act. More...

Stage on hold

SRIA votes to postpone decision till Spring of 2010

The reason the Santa Rosa Island Authority considered purchasing a professional stage was to attract concertgoers to Pensacola Beach after the oil spill took away the beach as an attraction. More...

The farmers may need it, but I’m growing tired of the rain

What’s up with the weather? My goodness, it has been soggy lately. In an area where storms come and go quickly, we experienced weather more like Portland than Pensacola. More...


PR chapter installs 2 Breezers

Two men with Gulf Breeze ties will be leading the 2010-11 board of directors of the Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 8/24/2010 Giehll, Steven Lee, W/M, 26, 1900 block of Esplanade Street, Navarre, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and cruelty toward a child. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Aug. 27, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 14 emergencies. These incidents included 8 medical calls, 3 activated fire alarms, and 3 dispatched and canceled en route. More...


‘Our Lady’ benefits from $30K Catholic Extension grant

Five years after the region was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005, Catholic communities in dioceses along the Gulf Coast have been given the resources and support they need to recover and grow stronger, thanks to $6.8 million in grants More...




Imogene Marie Farson, 85, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Aug. 6, 2010.   Farson was born September 2, 1924 in Akron, Ohio. She lived in Ohio until she moved to Florida in 1979. More...

Home & Garden

Bubba to reopen Opry for its 86th birthday bash

Local comedian T. Bubba Bechtol has performed over 180 times at The Grand Ole Opry, but many of his friends have not had the opportunity to see his contributions to the world's longest running live radio program.   More...

Shaffer nears completion of Eagle Scout badge

Scout project creates new animal holding pen for Gulf Breeze

Nevin “Nevie” Shaffer of St. Ann Catholic Church Boy Scout Troop 417 completed and dedicated his Eagle Project last week, a 144-square-foot temporary animal holding facility at Gulf Breeze Police Headquarters.   More...

Be ready for an emergency with BRACE Youth Expo

Are you ready for an emergency? You can be.   On September 25, from 10 am to 4 pm, BRACE will host its first Youth Emergency Preparedness Expo (YEP!) at Bayview Park in Pensacola. The event is free and open to the public.   More...