November 11, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

City water services just got more expensive

Gulf Breeze leaders approve 3-percent sewer, water rate increase

At the Nov. 1 City Council meeting, a 3-percent rate increase for Gulf Breeze City water and sewer rates and an increase of 3-percent for South Santa Rosa Utility System customers were unanimously approved.   More...

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SREF announces county Teacher of Year nominees

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation (SREF) last week announced the 33 nominees for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year. Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district.   More...

Teacher bonuses due by Nov. 19

Teachers and their support team will be getting bonuses from the Santa Rosa County School Board the week before Thanksgiving this year. More...

City, county offices closed on Veterans Day

The offices of the City of Gulf Breeze, and offices and departments under the Santa Rosa County Board of Commissioners including the library system, and the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser, Santa Rosa County Clerk of the Court, Santa Rosa Count More...


Sunday screening features lighthouse documentary

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, presents a special preview screening of “Lighthouses of the Gulf Coast,” WSRE’s newest documentary that tells the compelling stories of the graceful structures that symbolize the seafaring heritage of More...

Seats still open for symphony orchestra’s 2010 fundraising ball

The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra invites the public to attend "Dancing in the Dark," the 15th annual Symphony Ball on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Pensacola Country Club. More...

Three weeks of comedy set to open at Pensacola Little Theatre this weekend

Pensacola Little Theatre leads into the holiday season with three weeks of musicalcomedy in the month of November. More...


GBMS’ Honor Roll released

Mr. Richard, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first 9-weeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year.   A Honor Roll   Sixth Grade   More...

GBHS’ first nine-week Honor Roll released

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first 9- weeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year. More...

Oriole Beach releases first nine week Honor Roll

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:   A Honor Roll   First Grade   More...


Casseroles on sale at GBUMC

The United Methodist Women of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church have been busy in the kitchen cooking up some home-cooked goodness.   More...




Emma Hudson Daniel, 95, the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.   More...



Patrick Lewis Doman, 51, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 after a courageous battle with cancer. More...


Unique dining experience

Location is everything, and the new larger waterfront location of the Unique Cafe at Bay Beach Inn not only offers a more expansive waterfront view, it opens up the many possibilities of a full service restaurant.   More...

Caring and Sharing needs help for neighbors

Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa, Inc. (C&S) is celebrating its 33rd year of outreach to help the less fortunate in the community during the holiday season of Thanksgiving and Christmas. More...

Horizon Home Improvements adapts to market, is first name in quality services

David Rademacher is a savvy businessman who knows that business cannot remain static but must be flexible and adapt to ever-changing markets.   More...



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Is our editor behind the times?


Editor Joe Culpepper’s opinion column (‘Want sanity? Read your weekly newspaper,’ Nov. 4) indicated his knowledge of the trustworthiness of news organizations is out of date. More...

Decision 2010

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Amendment 8 failure disappoints ed leaders

¦ County supports measure strongly, but 60-percent margin falls short at statewide level

Fifty-five percent of Florida voters – mirroring almost exactly the vote in Santa Rosa County – approved Amendment 8 in the Nov. 2 general election. More...

Veterans Day: ‘Freedoms come at a cost’

Veterans Day is observed on Nov. 11 each year on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I. More...



Island News

Local angler’s dream ‘tale’ comes true

A young man and the sea:

Fishermen are known for their lavish embellishment of their exploits, but the facts are enough in the fishing tale of local youngster, Paul Snider, and the story of his first Blue Marlin. He was in for much more than he'd dreamed of.   More...

Holley By The Sea Beach House reopens

Closed since Hurricane Ivan devastated the property, the Holley By the Sea Beach House reopened last weekend for use by the property owners. More...

Changing our clocks and appreciating our veterans

So, who stayed up till midnight to change their clocks on Saturday night? The time changed and we “gained” an hour. It was easier for people to get up and go to church on Sunday and easier to wake for work on Monday. More...


Law needed to regulate common sense

A few weeks ago, I received some disturbing photographs showing three men in an airboat near Deadman’s Island. They had bows and arrows and were apparently using marine life for target practice. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   11/4/2010   Baltz, Thomas John, W/M, 39, 400 block of Dolphin Street, Gulf Breeze, cruelty toward a child.   DUIs   11/4/2010 Baltz, Thomas John, W/M, 39, 400 block of Dolphin Street, Gulf Breeze, DUI. More...

Emergency Reports

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

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Nov. 5, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue responded to 8 emergencies. These incidents included 3 medical calls, 1 brush fire, 2 water rescues and 2 dispatched and canceled en route. More...


Lady Dolphin volleyball rolls in regional opener

The top-ranked, unbeaten Lady Dolphin volleyball team had little trouble advancing in the 4A state playoffs last week, rolling to a 25-10, 25-7, 25-8 win over Tallahassee Godby in a Region 1-4A Quarterfinal match. More...

Rally comes up short against Choctaw, 28-26

Late interception thwarts comeback from 28-7 down in fourth quarter

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team learned a valuable lesson Friday – that there’s no such thing as a meaningless or insignificant play. More...

Hicks 10th at state meet

Sarah Hicks recorded the second top 10 finish of her career at last week’s 2A state golf meet in Ocala, but can’t help but wonder what could’ve been. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Nov. 11 Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5:30-7 p.m., The Blake, 4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   Monday, Nov. More...


All those pumpkins, and so little pie to show for it

In my Gulf Breeze neighborhood, I am admiring all the bright orange pumpkins still out as fall decorations, while their less fortunate jack-olantern brethren have already been tossed into the trash.   More...

Home & Garden

Cold weather can't keep fruit off the menu with these fun, healthy tips

(ARA) – There’s no debating the nutritional benefits and taste appeal of fresh fruit. But the arrival of winter can mean health-conscious families face a fruit dilemma. More...

Deck, patio checklist: How to hold off winter weather and prepare for next year

(ARA) - The patio season is winding down, but it doesn't mean it's time to neglect your outdoor space. More...

Fill voids in landscape by planting well-adapted shrubs

Occasionally gardeners will lose a shrub in their landscapes. This typically results in an unsightly void. Or perhaps you chose a beautiful shrub but put it in a location which it quickly outgrew. More...



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