October 28, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorists soon to be back on candid camera

¦ New traffic devices should be active in January

Though the Gulf Breeze city council approved the leasing of a camera to monitor the running of the red light at the junction of U.S. Highway 98 and Daniel Drive, it might be months before the system is installed and active. More...

Trick-or-treat to be observed on Sunday

But Swenson Park will host the area’s best Saturday alternative

Halloween officially will be observed in Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County on Sunday, Oct. 31. More...

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Student donates flowing locks to charitable cause

Melissa Jordan, 11, a sixth-grader at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, decided to donate a portion of her hair to the Locks of Love program that provides wigs for sufferers of cancer and other diseases. More...

Residents weigh in on Rec Center desires

¦ Next public-input meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 9

Bay Design Architects representatives held the first of two meetings for community input last week, and the ideas for the renovated and expanded Gulf Breeze Recreation Center were as varied as they were unique. More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

What impact did ‘The Sentinel’ newspaper have on Gulf Breeze becoming a city?

James Lay writes in his book ‘Gulf Breeze Incorporation July 1958-August 1961,’ that establishment of the Gulf Breeze Sentinel in December 1960 was a benefit that came along at the right time for the right reasons and provided a strong c More...


Spooky haunted houses and other Halloween happenings

Holley-Navarre Fire District Haunted Firehouse of Terror The Holley-Navarre Fire District and HNFD Professional Firefighters is hosting a Haunted Firehouse of Horror and open house on Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30 from 7 to 11 p.m. More...

Beaches to Woodlands concludes this weekend

The Downtown Milton Haunted House (Oct. 29-30) and the Boo at the Zoo" at the Gulf Breeze Zoo (Oct. 29-31) are back for a second weekend of ghostly fun. More...

NFSO performs ‘Madama Butterfly’

Local audiences will have the opportunity to hear a stunning soprano when Boston-based Maria Ferrante heads a stellar cast of guest vocalists to perform a concert version of “Madama Butterfly” on Saturday, Oct. More...


Lady Dolphins perfect heading into playoffs

Volleyball’s 24-0 regular season believed to be the first perfect season for any GBHS team in school history

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team became the first team in the history of Gulf Breeze High School – in any sport – to finish the regular season unbeaten and untied, winning 25-16, 25-9, 25-11 at Fort Walton to finish 24-0 head More...

Dolphins drop heartbreaker in Panama City

Tornadoes score 21 unanswered in second half to win 27-24; PHS next

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team was 1-for-12 on third down conversions Thursday, a stat that would come back to haunt them as Bay scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to beat Gulf Breeze 27-24 for a Homecoming victory.   More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Oct. 28 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Admin. Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...


Bras Across the Bridge


NEAR RIGHT: Near the top of Bob Sikes Bridge, the team of (from rear) Alice Vatsolakis, Margeaux Partain, Vici Papajohn, Karen Murphy, Maria Weisnicht and Kathy Barrett hold some of the many bras donated to Saturday’s first Bras Across the B More...

Hoo-rah! for the bra queens!

As National Cancer Awareness Month winds down, there’s no doubt Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach residents will be talking about the first Bras Across the Bridge event that was held Saturday, Oct. 23 on the Bob Sikes Bridge.   More...

Gulf Breeze survivor makes strides against cancer

Gulf Breeze resident Shelli Lorenger Branch is “one in a million.”   Actually, the American Cancer Society lists Branch, a breast cancer survivor, as one in 2.5 based on the 2010 estimates. More...




GBHS graduation date changed

¦ Move allows Pace High to move its ceremony indoors

Gulf Breeze High School’s 2011 graduation has been changed from 8 p.m. on Friday, June 3, to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 4, in the Pensacola Civic Center.   More...

‘Project Grad’ considers adjustment an opportunity

Some supporters of Project Graduation were disappointed that more consideration was not afforded the volunteer safety initiative when the county school board recently rescheduled Gulf Breeze High School’s 2011 graduation ceremony.   More...

Fort McRae oil very toxic to humans

¦ Lab results confirm that oil discovered in Pensacola Bay last month has extreme toxicity levels

Test results are in for oil material found in Pensacola Bay late last month, and the numbers are frightening.   A lab experienced in testing petroleum products determined that the oil’s toxicity levels are sky-high.   More...

Highway worker killed in collision

¦ Motorist hits man while driving through work zone on U.S. 98 at Woodlawn

A Midway woman was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with DUI manslaughter several hours after she allegedly hit and killed a road construction worker at the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and Woodlawn Beach Road.   Wanda S. More...



Island News

A simple solution?

. Pensacola Beach leaseholders learn about the options of owning their slice of paradise

About 200 Pensacola Beach leaseholders gathered last week to hear a presentation about Fee Simple Title, one of the options available to them in light of recent legal decisions allowing taxation. More...

Santa Rosa Island Timeline

1947 Federal deed conveys Santa Rosa Island to Escambia County Deed requires the land be retained by Escambia County and never be otherwise disposed of or conveyed except back to Escambia County 1956 Escambia County, through the SRIA, entered into a More...

Rewards program returns

. Visitors can get up to $300 to stay in Escambia County hotels

The American Express gift card program is back, but only for a short time with a limited number of gift cards.   More...


Breezers injured in crash

Two Gulf Breeze adults were seriously injured in a singlevehicle accident in Pensacola during the early morning hours of Sunday, Oct. 24.   More...

Caskey seeks post on SRC Commission

Prudence Caskey of Milton is a Christian Party candidate for Santa Rosa County Commissioner, District 2.   Caskey has been married for 13 years and has a 7-year-old son. More...

Ford eyes return to state House

Clay Ford is a candidate for Florida State Representative, District 3.   Ford is a resident of Gulf Breeze and was a member of the Gulf Breeze City Council for 16 years. More...




Mary Campbell Reed Glover, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010, after a long battle with cancer.   For more than 50 years Glover was a resident of Miami, where she worked as a waitress until age 67. More...



Sara Bell (Sally) Ward Prassel, 91, formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010 at Luverne Nursing Home in Luverne, Ala.   Prassel was born Aug. More...



Rebecca Allen Rockett, 50, of Gulf Breeze, passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010.   Rockett was born on March 18, 1960, in Birmingham, Ala. More...


On Halloween, I’ll be dancing Charleston at your door. . . .Not!

October is a busy month, but no matter how many other things are going on Halloween can’t pass without a mention. More...

Home & Garden

Bat plants fly into the garden

Halloween would not be complete without a few bats. Instead of waiting for them to flutter about in the sky, gardeners can add a bit of ghoulishness to their gardens by adding some scary sounding plants.   Black Bat Flower   More...



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‘Hearts’ across the bridge more like it

I was blessed to participate in the first annual Bras Across the Bridge event and I was amazed by how moving the event was. More...

Amendment 4 protects your home, community

In a Gulf Breeze News article written by Joe Culpepper on Aug 19 that reported the Chamber of Commerce’s claims about Florida Hometown Democracy’s Amendment 4, Chamber spokespeople made misleading statements about Amendment 4.   More...