September 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Smoke-free City Hall could create issues

Attorney warns such an edict might spur talk of discrimination

Gulf Breeze City Hall soon could be a smoke-free zone for all employees, and the city council is pushing to hire only non-smoking staff as well.   More...

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Community

Gator Chomp up north

University of Florida graduate Kelly Cederquist of Gulf Breeze does the Gator Chomp in front of Sterling Memorial Library at Yale University in New Haven, Conn., where she is studying in the Physician More...

‘Relay’ yard sale gets ball rolling for 2011

On Saturday, Sept. 18 from 7 a.m. to noon, there will be a giant yard sale to support the 2011 Gulf Breeze Relay for Life.   More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What was the impact of Live Oak trees on the development of the Santa Rosa Peninsula?

On Aug. 10, 2011, Gulf Breeze will celebrate its golden anniversary as a city. As part of Gulf Breeze News’ countdown to this milestone occasion, we are publishing weekly tidbits of historical significance about the city of Gulf Breeze. More...

Entertainment

Life’s a Vette

Miracle Strip Corvette Club hosts annual ‘Life’s a Vette’ car show September 18 on Pensacola Beach

On Saturday, Sept. 18, join the Miracle Strip Corvette Club for fun in the sun and lots of “muscle” on Pensacola Beach at the annual “Life’s a Vette at the Beach” Corvette show! More...

It’s Discovery Saturday at Naval Aviation Museum

Let your creativity come alive during this month's "Discovery Saturday: Hands- On History" event from 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18 at the National Naval Aviation Museum.   More...

Paint the town at Via Colori Street Painting Festival

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Friday, Sept. 17   Gallery Night features CANstruction event   From 5-9 p.m., Downtown shops and galleries open their doors to those wanting to enjoy an evening of arts and culture. More...

Sports

Dolphins give Catholic early scare

Game tied at 14 before second-ranked Crusaders erupt for 57-21 win

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins found themselves in a familiar hole Friday, but then gave Catholic a little surprise.   Unfortunately for the Dolphins, it didn’t last long. More...

Unbeaten Lady Dolphins face first test tonight

GBHS hosts Washington in key District 1-4A match

Dolphin volleyball team was pushed a little last week, beating Pine Forest and Milton to improve to 5-0 on the season. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 16 Boys golf at Miracle Strip Golf Classic in Fort Walton Beach, 8 a.m. Girls golf at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3:30 p.m. Volleyball vs. Washington (Ninth grade 5 p.m., JV 6, Var. 7) Saturday, Sept. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 16 Gulf Breeze City Architectural Review Board 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Monday, Sept. More...

Home & Garden

Andrews Institute surgeon takes world-class care to Cuba

D r . Chris O’Grady knew it was not business as usual as he prepared for surgery in Cuba during a recent medical mission trip.   More...

As fall approaches, prepare your home for indoor entertaining

(ARA) – After months of sunshine, cookouts, beach-going and outdoor entertaining, it can be a little disappointing to realize the cool bite of fall is on its way. More...

Decluttering home helps focus design

(ARA) – You're feeling like the walls are closing in. You're not a hoarder, but you just have too much stuff. It's not that difficult to change your ways. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT EDDIE J OR MARY BLACKWELL TTEE/BLACKWELL LIVING TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued th More...

Former NYC policeman still struggles with attacks’ effects

N INE years after the most egregious terrorist attacks ever on   American soil, Officer Kerry   Troy of the Gulf Breeze Police Department struggled Saturday to share his remembrances of Sept. More...

Clearwater company steps up to assist autistic adult

¦ Community donors ensure Meagan Splain will get months of free Internet monitoring

Guardian angels have been looking after Meagan Splain for years.   Now, area law enforcement agencies will be able to do the same thanks to the generosity of a Florida company and numerous supporters.   More...

Events

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Island News

Sea, sip and savor at ‘A Taste of the Beach’ fest

Sea. Sip. Savor a Taste of the Beach, Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19 on Pensacola Beach. Colorful canopies will line Casino Beach as island chefs present their delicious signature dishes. More...

Taste of the Beach offerings:

Beach Pops - Organic Popsicles Bullfeathers - Fall off the Bone Ribs Castaways - Jerk Chicken Skewers, Gumbo Crab’s We Got ‘Em – Crab Cake Sliders, She Crab Soup Dog House Deli - Cajun Red Beans & Rice, Hot Dogs & Banana P More...

Business at the beach

Portofino opens to GB Chamber, guests

Gulf Breeze Chamber members can trade the board room for the surf board on Sunday, Sept. 19 when Portofino Beach Resort opens its luxurious amenities for a day of fun and fundraising. More...

News

Florida AG sues over Health Act

Predicts case will be ‘among most significant of our lifetime’

Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, joined by 19 other states and the National Federation of Independent Business, filed a lawsuit in U. S. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   9/7/2010   Cochran, Wade Travis, W/M, 36, 6800 block of Flintwood Street, Navarre, driving with a suspended license. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Sept. 10, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 20 emergencies. More...

Obituaries

BERTILE ARD

1923-2010

Bertile Smith Ard, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010 at Covenant Hospice in Pensacola.   Ard was born July 15, 1923 in Lawrence County, Miss., to Aliziah Hickerson Smith and Susiana Boseman. More...

BETTY BARE

1934-2010

Betty N. Bare, 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Aug. 27, 2010 in Gulf Breeze.   More...

JAMES DIXON JR.

1951-2010

Retired Pensacola Fire Chief James A. Dixon Jr., 58, of Gulf Breeze, died Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010.   Dixon was employed by the Pensacola Fire Department in January 1977 as a rookie firefighter. More...

Business

Investing: Recognize the good, the bad and the opportunities

As an investor, you often may have to digest a great deal of information, some positive and some negative. And right now, you can find both the good and the bad – but most importantly, you can find investment opportunities.   More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s never too late to learn patriotism

At Saturday’s 9/11 remembrance ceremony in Gulf Breeze, emcee Mike Esmond hit the nail on the head when he said that it is the responsibility of the previous generation to teach the younger generation about patriotism.   More...

On the Spot:

What about the fall season are you most looking forward to?

“A little bit cooler weather.” Judie Bridgeman Gulf Breeze More...