November 25, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Gray reflects on service to school board

After 9 years, Gray steps aside with mixed emotions

Ed Gray III was the voice of Gulf Breeze on the Santa Rosa County School Board for the past nine years. He decided not to seek another term this year and has mixed emotions about not serving on the board next year. More...

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Gulf Breeze’s newest Eagle Scout

Westin DeMotts (center) is joined by his proud parents, Janna and Bruce DeMotts, after being awarded the rank of Eagle Scout recently. More...

City, county offices to be closed

The following offices and departments will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25, and Friday, Nov. 26 for Thanksgiving holidays. Regular hours of operation will resume on Monday, Nov. More...

Transfer of Navarre Beach inches closer

Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties are taking the first step – for the fourth time – to try to get federal approval for Escambia to give Santa Rosa County ownership with clear deed to Navarre Beach.   More...


Children’s Chorus’ ‘Christmas on the Coast’ set to dazzle crowds

The Pensacola Children’s Chorus, under the direction of Allen and Susan Pote, will present its annual production of “Christmas on the Coast” Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Parades move us from one holiday to another


There’s plenty to give thanks for this week – even after the turkey is gone.   No sooner than the Thanksgiving holiday is over, area Christmas celebrations begin. More...


Dream season ends in state semis

GBHS drops four-setter to eventual champion Cardinal Gibbons; finishes season 29-1

While their season may have ended on Friday, the memories they made will last a lifetime.   More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Girls basketball notches first win of season over Catholic

Addison Pohlmann scored 10 points as the Lady Dolphin basketball team edged Catholic 30-27 for their first win of the season Thursday in Gulf Breeze.   Down three after one, GBHS (1-2) tied it with a 10-7 second quarter. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Day All city, county, state and federal administrative offices closed for the holiday   Friday, Nov. More...


Should you worry about a ‘Bond Bubble’ during these times?

Many investors are focused on the volatility of the stock market. But if you own bonds, you’re probably looking at a different picture. More...



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2010 has been difficult, but we still should be thankful

In a year when an unthinkable environmental disaster soiled our beaches and ruined the tourist season in Northwest Florida, it would be easy to think that there’s little to be thankful for in 2010, as we pause Thursday to observe Thanksgiving More...

Negative campaigning has reached new lows


For the past two months, I could not turn on my television without seeing a political advertisement that bashes a campaigner’s opponent.   More...

Lynchard chairs SRC commission

¦ South end trash collection will be one of body’s major concerns

Attorney Lane Lynchard of Gulf Breeze is the new chairman of the Santa Rosa County Commission. He was elected by his fellow commissioners at last week’s commission meeting.   More...

Septic tank law backed up by lawmakers

Gaetz, Ford lead way in trying to get inspections repealed

State Sen. Don Gaetz and several co-sponsors won a big victory on the floor of the Senate on Nov. 16 by getting the controversial new law concerning septic tank inspections delayed until at least next summer.   More...

Heartbreak in Final Four

Rick Hawthorne (center) and Dave Alverson (back) console daughters Lindsey and Lauren, respectively, after Gulf Breeze’s four-set loss to eventual state champion Fort Lauderdale Cardinal Gibbons More...



Island News

Heavy equipment sifts hidden oil

Scoop. Release. Sift. Repeat. More...

Lee Tracy consolidating retail to Pensacola

Lee Tracy, in business since 1978 and on the Pensacola Beach boardwalk since 2006, is moving to downtown Pensacola. More...

Pensacola Beach ready for holidays

The ingredients for a memorable holiday season have been carefully prepared by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. More...


Junior Optimists take over City Hall

Future leaders tackle issues facing city during recent Council meeting

It’s amazing when you consider that a group of eighthgrade students took over City Hall on Monday night, passing an ordinances to establish nomotor zones to protect aquatic preserves, and to allocate nearly $40,000 to replace fire-fighting equ More...

Holiday Parade set for Dec. 4

Mandatory participants’ meeting is next Tuesday

A mandatory meeting for all Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade participants will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

11/17/2010   Suttles, Robert Joseph, W/M, 28, 700 block of Buckley Drive, Navarre, hit and run.   Williams, Daniel Ryan, W/M, 23, 2200 block of Jeannie Street, Navarre, failure to appear.   11/19/2010   More...


St. Ann bereavement group recieves donated tree

A native holly tree was to be planted in the butterfly garden of St. Ann Catholic Church as part of a ministry helping parishioners and Gulf Breeze residents who’ve lost spouses and loved ones to deal with their grief.   More...




Stanley Ellis Jensen, 69, of Navarre, passed away on Friday, Nov. 12.   Jensen was born July 11, 1941 in Pasadena, Calif., to Geraldine Webb and Grant Jensen. He attended California State University Long Beach. More...


Sadly, bullying still exists after all these years

I read another story about bullying in the newspaper the other day. Do you remember such things from your early days? As seniors, we sometimes tend to act as if the past was a golden period, when such things didn’t happen. More...

Home & Garden

Create holiday memories around the dinner table

(ARA) - The winter holidays mark Iris Poppell's favorite time of year. Poppell spends long months looking forward to family and friends gathering around the dinner table reminiscing about times past and making new memories. More...

Recipes for Thanksgiving and beyond

For many of us, Thanksgiving dinner is just one of the many holiday meals we will be preparing over the next few months, including Christmas and New Years. More...

Keep your holidays merry without the expense

(ARA) - The holidays offer unforgettable experiences of getting together with family, exchanging gifts, sharing meals and laughter. These warm memories will stay with you for the rest of the year. More...



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