September 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Sewer rates to rise

¦ Three-percent increases will be felt by customers in city and on SSRUS system

City residents soon will see a 3-percent increase in their water and sewer bills, and South Santa Rosa Utility Service (SSRUS) customers outside city limits will recognize a 3-percent rate increase for sewer services.   More...

Late Pensacola Fire Chief mourned

When retired Pensacola Fire Chief James Dixon Jr. died Tuesday, Sept. 7 after a lengthy illness, Gulf Breeze and the Pensacola Bay area lost one of its most beloved citizens.   Jim, 58, and his wife, Tina, moved to Gulf Breeze in 1975. More...

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Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What was the impact of the Gulf Breeze cottages on the development of Gulf Breeze?

It brought about the first 2 residents of Gulf Breeze> It wasn’t until 1935 when the Gulf Breeze Cottages were built for Jim Abbot and a company of men who included Mark X. More...


RIGHT: Adelene Olive Gruber, the daughter of Beatrice and Michael Gruber of Los Angeles and the granddaughter of Harry and Adela Gruber of Gulf Breeze, enjoys a day out with her mother. More...

Plan now to get your pets blessed on Saint Francis Day

Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will hold a Saint Francis Day celebration with Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct.. 2. Holy Eucharist will be at 9:30 a.m. with the Blessing of the Animals at 10.   More...


Seafood Celebration

Great food and fun awaits those who savor the 33rd Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival

Savor delicious seafood and enjoy the surroundings of downtown Pensacola during the 33rd annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. More...

‘See the Bigger Picture’ at the Mobile Exploreum

Coming to the Exploreum Sept. 25 is the acclaimed photo exhibition "See The Bigger Picture."   More...

Corn maze, country music festival kick off Beaches to Woodlands

The month of October signals a county-wide celebration known as the Beaches to Woodlands Tour, which highlights the best that Santa Rosa County has to offer. More...


COWs arrive at GBHS, but these don’t ‘moo’

On Friday, Sept. 10, the Santa Rosa School District delivered the first Computers on Wheels (COW) to Gulf Breeze High School.   More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students were Saints for a day

Kids participate in Junior Training Camp

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students donned their black and gold on September 14 for a special visit by the New Orleans Saints organization. More...

GBHS Open House Monday

Open House at Gulf Breeze High School will be on September 27 at 6:30 p.m. Open House provides an opportunity for parents to meet teachers and go through their student's day by using a mock schedule.   More...


Things left undone can be equally troublesome

In my religious tradition – Episcopal – we have confession.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Sept. 23 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton More...


Business spotlight: Ascent Audiology can help you hear

Ascent Audiology & Hearing Center in Pensacola provides hearing solutions that are more powerful, precise and userfriendly than ever before.   More...


Possible case of Pertussis surfaces at GB Middle School

An unidentified Gulf Breeze Middle School student recently was suspected of having pertussis, or Whooping Cough. A letter went home to parents to inform them of the diagnosis.   More...

Chisholm new marketing director at Gulf Breeze’s Andrews Institute

Ashley Chisholm has joined the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze.   More...



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Couple’s bike trek to aid spill victims

A Gulf Breeze couple is riding across America in support of the families who are victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill. More...

Amendment 5

Standards for Legislature to follow in legislative redistricting

Ballot summary: Legislative districts or districting plans may not be drawn to favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party. More...

Happy 10th, Interfaith Ministries!

A decade later, services going strong

The Interfaith Ministries organization has been serving south Santa Rosa County residents in need since 2000. On Saturday, Oct. More...

South end schools grapple with compliance

Only GB Middle has been spared need to hire new teachers, add classes

Gulf Breeze Middle School is one of the few schools in Santa Rosa County that did not add new teachers in the past two weeks.   More...

Chamber biz survey yields mixed data

Gulf Breeze has endured economic oil impacts despite being spared physical impact

When it comes to the impact of the BP oil spill, Gulf Breeze dodged a bullet – physically but not economically. More...

Lady Dolphins on roll

Caroline Ennis (right) and her Lady Dolphin volleyball teammates celebrate their 3-0 victory over Panama City Mosley to clinch Saturday’s Panhandle Fall Volleyball Classic. More...



Island News

Crowds flock to ‘Taste of the Beach’

Sunny, warm days and the aroma of tasty treats lured thousands to Pensacola Beach over the weekend for “A Taste of the Beach,” an opportunity to visit 21 beach eateries in one location.   More...

Court: Navarre Beach land is taxable

Navarre Beach’s land is now taxable, according to Circuit Court Judge Gary Bergosh.   Bergosh found in favor of Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser and Stan Nichols, Tax Collector in their case against Leonard J. More...

Irish pub owner to become U.S. Citizen

After living in the United States for 16 years, being married and fathering four children as well as being a successful business owner for over 10 years, Seamas Hunt has decided to make it official and become a U.S. Citizen. More...


Insurance delay keeps convicts from keeping city clean at no cost

For years, the City of Gulf Breeze has worked with teams from the Florida Department of Corrections to maintain parks, landscape and complete basic construction for city projects. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   9/14/2010   Myles, George Michael, W/M, 45, 8100 block of Pinosa Street, Navarre, marijuana production and possession of drug manufacturing equipment.   9/15/2010   More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Sept. 17, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 20 emergencies. More...


Lady Dolphin volleyball still unbeaten

GBHS 11-0 after rolling to win at Panhandle Fall Volleyball Classic in Panama City

The GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball team had two streaks they hope to keep intact as they began play in the Panhandle Volleyball Fall Classic Saturday.   The lesser of the two was severely tested, but the second was not.   More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Dolphins open district play Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team opens District 1-3A play Friday night in Pensacola against West Florida against the Jaguars. Kickoff is at 7:30. The Jags opened district play last week with a 38-7 loss to defending state champion PHS. More...




Dorothy Jeanine May Carley, 76, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010.   More...



Ronald E. Crooker, 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010.   Crooker grew up in Dumont, N.J., the son of Mervyn and Catherine Crooker. He loved hunting, fishing, golf and a young lady named Maureen, whom he married in 1949. More...



Marilyn Rose DeLapp, 74, a longtime resident of Gulf   Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010.   More...

Home & Garden

Drop in temperature leads to rise in fungal disease

As the hot weather abates just a bit, gardeners find themselves back in the landscape only to find an outbreak of spots on their plants. Hot, humid and rainy weather are perfect conditions for the development of fungal diseases.   More...

Waterfront cottage neighborhood is also eco-friendly

Everything old is new again, it seems, and today's builders are using and reusing the old-time sensibilities in their new homes environment and help homeowners save money on energy bills. More...

Young photographer’s work part of international exhibition

When focusing the lens of a camera on a subject, it’s sometimes difficult for a photographer to capture an image that represents the "big picture."   That challenge was met by Jillian Adams of Navarre, whose photo of a tiny tree frog ins More...



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