September 30, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

New law will affect 5,000 local septic system users

¦ Gulf Breeze not immune to potentially costly legislative mandate making news

The controversial new septic tank law scheduled to take effect Jan. 1, 2011 not only is creating a big stink in greater Santa Rosa County. More...

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Community

Trick-or-Treat will be observed Saturday, Oct. 30

CITY HALL

Halloween, Oct. 31, falls on a Sunday this year, so the governments of Santa Rosa County and the cities of Gulf Breeze and Milton have agreed to declare Saturday, Oct. More...

What event brought about the birth of Gulf Breeze?

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

Gulf Breeze was born when Mark Benson established the first post office at the Cottages. He coined the name “The Gulf Breeze Cottages,” and the destination as Gulf Breeze, Florida. More...

Elbert enjoys ‘uplifting’ ride to mark her 75th birthday

Barbara Jarboe Elbert turned 75 on Sept. 15, and the celebration soared – literally – to new heights.   More...

Entertainment

‘This is THE fall to fish’

This was surely not a summer to remember in the world of fishing. Here on the Gulf coast, we experienced things that you could have never imagined in your wildest dreams. More...

Area fall festivals happening this week

St. Paul Catholic Oktoberfest   More...

Beaches to Woodlands promises lots of exciting events this weekend

Peanuts, hay rides, zip line tours, shark dissections, pet blessings, a 5k run, art festival, historical lectures, pottery demonstrations, garden expo, art auction and a country music festival highlight the first full weekend of events Sept. More...

School

Boudreax wins Spelling Bee

Forfeit. F-O-R-F-E-I-T, forfeit. Fortunately for seventh grader Brandon Boudreax, he didn't forfeit but instead spelled the word correctly to win Gulf Breeze Middle School's Spelling Bee for the Seventh Grade. More...

Faith

Calvary Chapel sets new time for baptism

Because of last Sunday’s rainout, Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze will attempt again to hold its final beach baptism of the summer at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 3.   More...

Obituaries

JAMES WANBERG SR.

1930-2010

James L. Wanberg Sr., 79, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010.   Wanberg was born in Marquette, Mich., and was the son of the late Henry and Ruth Wanberg. He joined the U.S. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Monday, Oct. 4 Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze   Tuesday, Oct. More...

Health

Some Patient Protection Act reforms take effect

Florida’s interim Insurance Consumer Advocate, Terry Butler, urges Floridians to be aware and take advantage of many reforms in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) that went into effect Thursday, Sept. 23. More...

St. Ann Health Fair returns next week

HEALTH

Saint Ann Catholic Church of Gulf Breeze will host its annual Health Fair on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. until noon in the church Parish Hall at 100 Daniel Drive.   The event, sponsored by St. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Septic tank law should be repealed

LETTERS

An open letter to Gov. Charlie Crist: Please use your executive power to direct the Department of Health to postpone the Jan. 1, 2011 implementation of Senate Bill 550 legislation regarding onsite sewage treatment systems (OSTS). More...

On the Spot:

Does a postcardonly mail policy violate inmates’ free-speech rights?

“No. They forfeit some of their rights when they break the law.” James Kober Gulf Breeze More...

Suspect struggles with officers in bayou

Gulf Breeze policeman faces life-threatening ordeal

A chase to apprehend a speeding motorist early Saturday morning took Gulf Breeze Police officers through two neighborhoods and involved three separate tussles in Hoffman Bayou. More...

Publix’s Beach Bowl Cup sponsorship supports youth

Grocery chain is proud to promote friendly competition between area football teams

Sponsorship of the Beach Bowl Cup has proven to be one of Publix Super Markets’ most effective marketing and community involvement tools.   More...

Events

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Island News

Art in the Sand

Jamie Beeler (right) and Samantha Clark of Gulf Breeze won first place in the Under 20 years old division at last weekend’s Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Contest. More...

Lafitte Cove owners tired of dredging

Tom Almon said Hurricane Ivan was an eye-opening experience. More...

Songwriters, art and wine festivals bring visitors

The songs on the radio got their start when a songwriter put pen to paper and began the task of making words into a song. Pensacola Beach honors the songwriters in the second annual Pensacola Beach Songwriter’s Festival, which began Monday. More...

News

Stinky law?

County urges lawmakers to repeal septic mandate

Santa Rosa County Commissioners sent a resolution to Tallahassee voicing objections to the new septic tank regulations included in a water quality bill signed into law this summer by Gov. Charlie Crist. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   9/21/2010   Taquino, Stephen James, W/M, 52, 2100 block of Holley Point Road, Navarre, violation of probation.   9/23/2010   Preston, Daniel Roy, W/M, 39, 2500 block of Houston Circle, Gulf Breeze, battery. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Sept. 24, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 10 emergencies. More...

Sports

Volleyball team aces another test; now 14-0

Season-high 18 kills from Crowell, career-high 35 assists by Alverson propel Lady Dolphins past Catholic

Another milestone for Jasmine Crowell and a career-high 35 assists from Lauren Alverson kept the Lady Dolphin volleyball team unbeaten on the season with a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 win at Catholic on Sept. 22.   More...

Dolphins fall short in slugfest

Teams combine for more than 1,000 yards in total offense in 55-40 loss

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins racked up nearly 500 yards in total offense Friday against West Florida. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Home & Garden

‘Half-homeless’ teen fully committed to IronKids nationals

¦ Family chases teen’s dream of Olympic qualification in 2012

14 year-old Thomas Jessup has been on his racing bicycle nearly every day since early summer, trekking his way across the country to IronKids Triathlon events enroute to the National IronKids Championship to be held in early October. More...

Perfect Harmony

Barbershop Quartet Workshop exposes students to music art form

About 200 Santa Rosa County students learned Sept. 20 what it is like to make music only with their voice – without using any instrument or recorded background music. They also learned a bit about harmonizing with each other.   More...

Steps that make building onto your home simpler and safer

(ARA) – It’s the time of year to finish all the projects around the house that you put off all summer to go to the lake. 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...