October 7, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

AppRiver still plans to expand in Proper

¦ Avalex’s expansion to peninsula doesn’t alter Murdoch’s vision

Michael Murdoch is happy for his friend and fellow tech guru, Tad Ihns, on his recent acquisition of the Gulf Breeze Ford building on U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, but he does not plan to join him at his proposed tech park. More...

‘Drama’ only beginning for Merit semifinalist

¦ Aspiring actress Darien DeMaria’s academic excellence should pay off

Darien DeMaria has dealt with plenty of drama during her 17 years.   It’s that experience – she hopes – that will help her cut through the pending drama of selecting a college to pursue a coveted career in acting.   More...

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Yuills, 60 close friends mark golden life

Jean and Doug Yuill celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 11 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. Their daughters, Teresa Hawthorne and Lisa Jacobi, hosted this gala event. Aegean Breeze catered the scrumptious food. More...

Pensacola State College gets $8.5 million grant

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children & Families has awarded Pensacola State College an $8.5 million grant to be funded over five years. The first-year installment is $1,671,193. More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What area constitutes the city of Gulf Breeze?

Gulf Breeze and the surrounding area are so linked that people feel that the term Gulf Breeze is inclusive.   More...


Spectacular blend of physical theatre, circus, athleticism and comedy comes to NW Florida

From filming eye-popping commercials for clients such as Target and Hanes to performing for sold out houses across the globe, MOMIX has made its mark with a spectacular blend of athletic dance, riveting music, outrageous costumes, illusion, and pure More...

Beaches to Woodlands has exciting schedule this weekend

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Get involved in the ‘Monarch Madness’

The Panhandle Butterfly House in Navarre will be open to the Public, Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. for the 4th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival. More...


Sixteen and counting for fourth-ranked Lady Dolphins

GBHS looks to tie school-best start with win at Washington

The fourth-ranked GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball team stayed unbeaten on the season (16-0) with a 25-9, 25-14, 25-21 win over Choctaw Thursday. More...

Dolphins hang tough with Arnold, but Marlins stay undefeated, 55-31

The GBHS Dolphin football team will look to snap a 21-game losing streak when they host Panama City Rutherford for Homecoming Friday at Dolphin Stadium.   More...

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Studer Group among best places to work

Studer Group, a Gulf Breezebased outcomes firm, recently was named to the 2010 Best Small Business Workplaces list published by the Great Place to Work Institute.   More...

Life is good & the living is easy

Realtor R Sherlyn Waghalter beats life threatening disease and re-discovers peace

After only ten years as a Realtor, Sherlyn Waghalter is one of the area’s leading professionals and her name is a household name associated with real estate sales success.   More...

Local dentist mounts battle against lifestyle-induced oral cancers

Dr. Nicole Barrineau is on a mission to make people aware of the dangers of oral cancer.   More...



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Oct. 19-20 debates to be televised on WFGX

Just 25 days remain until voters in Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa County, the state of Florida and across the nation go to the polls for the Nov. 2 midterm elections.   More...

Amendment 8

Revision of the class size requirements for public schools

Ballot summary: The Florida Constitution currently limits the maximum number of students assigned to each teacher in public school classrooms in the following groupings: ¦ for prekindergarten through Grade 3: 18 students ¦ for Grades 4-8: 22 stude More...

Exemplary program

GBPD’s ‘Coastwatchers’ honored

T he Gulf Breeze Police Department has been awarded the   2010 Community Policing Award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for its Coastwatchers volunteer program.   More...

UPA adds Holley by the Sea to ranks

¦ Owner association approves first three Scenic Zone projects

United Peninsula Association, the umbrella organization representing homeowner associations, businesses and interested individuals in south Santa Rosa County, has added another 5,000 residences, giving credence to its slogan, “giving our commu More...

Animals need our blessings, too!

¦ Episcopal Church bestows God’s best wishes on community pets

People and pets of Gulf Breeze came together Saturday, Oct. 2, for the Blessing of the Animals ceremony at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church. More...



Island News

Oil lurks beneath sand, waves

Submerged oil remains in Pensacola Bay and it could be near Gulf Breeze shores.   “It’s possible,” said Heather Reed, the city’s environmental consultant. “After seeing what I saw, it could be there.”   More...

Songs provide backdrop for wine, art

The patrons at Paradise Bar & Grill sat quietly with their feet in the sand, enjoying the music and appreciating the lyrics sung by songwriters C.J. More...

Sometimes, we compete in life’s triathlon

Kudos to my friends Adam and Tracy Purdy, Karen Pace and Leslie Jolly Gunn. Along with many others, they completed our local triathlon this past Saturday. They were followed by the children’s version on Sunday. Neato! More...


New traffic signal nears completion

The Whisper Bay traffic lights began blinking red and yellow last week as the final phase of the project nears.   The traffic light at the Whisper Bay subdivision entrance on U.S. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   9/28/2010   Flack III, William Charles, W/M, 38, 3100 block of Wells Beach Road, Navarre, battery.   McDaniel, Kristen Renee, W/F, 22, 2900 block of Crittenden Drive, Navarre, violation of probation.   More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Oct. 1, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 18 emergencies. More...



Rose Formicola Gless of Gulf Breeze passed away Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, following a brief illness.   More...


Vegan dishes please my pickiest eater: me!

Yesterday was another beautiful fall day. As I spent some time out on my plant-filled porch, it was hard to remember all those ominous weather reports we hear so often. More...

Home & Garden

Right for your region: Keep your garden beautiful this fall

(ARA) – A colorful fall garden is as simple as knowing what to plant. Although gardening sources may suggest seasonal projects, these might not be ideal for your region. More...

Improve your house’s curb appeal

Towards the end of the growing season, many landscapes are overgrown and untidy. Allowing plants to tower over others can mean the demise of the smaller plant. It’s time to tackle the chaos and prepare for winter.   More...



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