November 4, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Gonzalez’s fate rests in judge’s hands

Gulf Breeze man could be sentenced to death after his conviction for Billings murders

A man once entrusted to teach Gulf Breezearea children martial arts and self-defense was convicted last Thursday, Oct. More...

Council approves 3% sewer, water rate increase

No-motor zone considered for Deadman's Island area

   By Vici Papajohn  Gulf Breeze News     More...

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IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area picks grant winners for 2010

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, an extraordinary local women’s philanthropy group, awarded grants of $114,000 each to five non-profit organizations on Sunday, Oct. 24.   Pathways For Change   More...

‘Pathways’ graduates embrace recovery

Laughter, love and tears all were a part of the recent Pathways for Change graduation at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. More...

Naval recruit Murray finishes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Christopher Murray, son of John and Kelly Murray of Gulf Breeze, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.   More...


Red Snapper season extended in November

This is definitely going to be a fall to remember here on the Gulf coast. Cooler temperatures and a lack of fishing pressure all summer long have the fish practically jumping in the boat.   More...

Beach walk shows beauty of Florida beaches

Volunteers will walk beaches and take photos of natural landscape

Florida volunteer organizations and beach-lovers across the state are signing on to what could end up being the world's biggest beach rally – the Great Beach Walk, statewide on Saturday, Nov. 6.   More...

‘The Super Genie’ visits Pensacola November 6

Genealogical audiences on three continents have dubbed Elizabeth Shown Mills “The Super Genie,” the “Pied Piper of Family History,” the “Mother of Modern Genealogy,” and “the person who has had the greatest More...


Wyrosdick: 3-tier bus system is paying off

Nineteen people showed up at Gulf Breeze High School last week to hear Santa Rosa County Schools Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick discuss the three-tier bus schedule, school calendars and the proposed Amendment 8 to the Florida Constitution.   More...

Seized gambling computers find new home at WBMS

When an illegal gambling operation’s luck ran out, it was a stroke of good fortune for students at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, who received 35 forfeited computers for use in the computer lab.   More...


United Methodist Women’s casserole sale returns

Oulala!   The always popular United Methodist Women’s casserole sale returns to Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church and will be available on Sundays, Nov. 7 and 14, in the Courtyard after each morning worship service.   More...

Baptist, Andrews tap Aldridge

Brett Aldridge has joined the Baptist Health Care Foundation as director of development for the Andrews Institute.   More...


Fuel averaging $2.71 pg

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze have fallen 1.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.71 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Crowell adds Cranial Release Technique to massage business

¦ Technique offers astonishing results to clients

Licensed massage therapist Denise Crowell has been practicing massage therapy for 13 years. After receiving her Bachelors in Business Management from University of South Florida in 1996, she continued her education in the health field.   More...

New Attitude Salon is childhood dream come true

“When I was 12 or 13, I knew that I wanted to help people,” says Denise Williams “I thought that I might become a psychologist or therapist type of person. I found that my friends would talk to me about family problems. More...

Teamwork pays off at ERA Beachball Realty

Kim Gibbons is living the life she always wanted. After working for a large corporation in Houston, she decided to find a way to move to Gulf Breeze to enjoy the good life, surrounded by beauty in a slower-paced community. More...



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GB, Santa Rosa say ‘no’ to Amendment 4

Comprehensive land-use plan change protocol to stay same

Gulf Breeze and Santa Rosa County voters helped lead the statewide defeat of the controversial Amendment 4 that would have changed the way comprehensive landuse plans are approved.   More...

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Widening of U.S. 98 proposed

FDOT gathers public input on as-of-yet unfunded six-laning east of city

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on Oct. 28 held a public information meeting regarding a proposed project to improve U.S Highway 98 from Bayshore Road to Portside Drive. More...

Walmart Market eyes Bruno’s

City Council gives conceptual approval to undisclosed development

Gulf Breeze News   The Gulf Breeze City Council on Monday gave its “non-binding conceptual approval” of development of the former Bruno’s shopping center to accommodate – Gulf Breeze News has confirmed – a Walmar More...



Island News

Naturalists commune with wounded Gulf of Mexico

Mike Beck of Navarre, a 66-year-old retired Air Force fighter pilot, cares enough about nature to place himself in some of the saddest places in the world. More...

Rental property or wedding chapel?

. Committee will study legality of business ventures in residential neighborhoods

Ray Ascherfeld would like to have a quiet weekend once in a while, but he regularly is subjected to loud, often unruly crowds of people attending wedding receptions at the rental house across the street. More...

Cancer is scarier than any Halloween costume

On Saturday, I headed to the airport to make my trip to Columbus, Ohio. Our plan was to come up by Cordova Mall and take a right, but we were stopped by an army of joggers and walkers all clad in Pink.  More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/26/2010   Brown, Joshua K., W/M, 18, 2600 block of Citrus Drive, Navarre, larceny and dealing in stolen property.   Stable, Alexandru, W/M, 24, 70 block of Nightingale, Gulf Breeze, forgery.   More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Oct. 29, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. These incidents included 10 medical calls, 1 public assistance, 1 false call and 1 dispatched and canceled en route.   More...

BHCF promotes McGuyre; flu vaccines are plentiful

Candy McGuyre has been promoted to public relations and development director for the Baptist Health Care Foundation. More...


GBHS makes it back-to-back titles

Crowell sets school kill record, team wins first consecutive titles since 2001-02

Jasmine Crowell became GBHS’ all-time kill leader as the top-ranked and unbeaten Lady Dolphin volleyball team beat Washington 25-10, 25-14, 25-15 to win the District 1-4A crown Thursday at West Florida. More...

Sports Schedule

Friday, Nov. 5 Football vs. Choctaw, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 Cross Country at District 1-3A meet in Pace, girls 8 a.m., boys 8:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8 Girls basketball at Central High Tip Off Classic Tuesday, Nov. More...

Dolphins hang tough early, lose 48-17 to PHS

GBHS within 14 in third quarter against defending 3A state champs

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team dug themselves a hole Friday against the defending 3A state champion Pensacola High Tigers.   Down 21-0 eight minutes into the game, the Dolphins went into the halftime break down only 14 at 21-7.   More...



Barbara Ann Elmore, 61, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010.   Elmore was born Feb. 13, 1949 in Orlando to Harold and May Belle (Nethery) Holland. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. More...



Margaret Whittenmore Kelleher, 91, of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 27 in Gulf Breeze.   Kelleher was born May 14,   More...



David Michael Mull, 63, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010.   Mull was born April 1, 1947, in Sylacauga, Ala., to Woodrow and Willie Mae Mull.   More...



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Want sanity? Read your weekly newspaper

I had the pleasure last week to visit Washington, D.C., and was among the 200,000-plus people to attend comedian Jon Stewart’s faux political Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear at the national mall.   More...

On the Spot:

Which negative election ad turned you off the most this year?

“Alex Sink’s ad about Rick Scott’s job with Medicare.” Brenda Linkous Pensacola More...