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Breezer faces minimum of 4 years in prison

A Gulf Breeze man charged with causing a fatal vehicular crash on Dec. 15, 2009 in Navarre has pleaded no contest to DUI manslaughter and should learn his sentencing fate in January.   More...

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Community

Don’t let a Grinch steal your holiday cheer

“Then he slunk to the ice box. He took the Whos’ feast, he took the who pudding, he took the roast beast. He cleaned out that ice box as quick as a flash. Why, the Grinch even took their last can of Who hash.”   More...

City reeling in bucks from pier mitigation

The old Gulf Breeze fishing pier soon will be a man-made reef, and the broken spans and stanchions haunting the bay for more than six years will be gone. More...

Masked bandit escapes GB home after seeking ‘meal’

Raccoon slips through pet door during nighttime

Barbara Roach of Gulf Breeze was awakened by her barking dogs at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19 and discovered a masked bandit – a hungry raccoon – in her home on Windsor Park Road. More...

News

Man to enter plea on federal drug charges

A Gulf Breeze man was to appear in federal court in Pensacola today (Dec. 2) and enter a plea on several drug and firearm charges stemming from his July arrest.   Walter A. More...

City to get in holiday spirit with parade along Shoreline

Santa Claus is coming to town Saturday.   The 2010 Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade will take to the streets at 10 a.m. on Dec. 4 to officially ring in the holiday season. More...

Beautification, traffic changes continue in city

The median on U.S. Highway 98 allowing access to Andrew Jackson Trail in front Starbucks Coffee will be closing soon.   More...

Sports

Blue Mites to play for title

Dolphins face Pensacola Tigers in battle of unbeatens; look to win GBSA’s first ever championship

The Gulf Breeze Blue Mites football looks to become the first Gulf Breeze team ever to win a league championship when it takes on the Pensacola Tigers at noon Saturday at Roger Scott in a battle of 10-0 teams. More...

Breezers play in PSA All Star Game

Busy girls Eight members of the East All Star team, which beat the West 4-0 Nov. 23 at UWF, were in Lakeland two weeks ago representing their respective high schools at the state tournament. More...

Sports Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 2 Girls basketball at Central (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7) Boys soccer at Washington (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls soccer vs. Washington (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Wrestling at Milton, 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 2 Santa Rosa County Zoning Board of Adjustments 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   Saturday, Dec. More...

Business

Gas prices retreat slightly in past week

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 1.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.75 a gallon on Sunday. This compared with the national average that fell 1.7 cents in the last week to $2.85. More...

Health

Baptist Health Care Foundation recognizes Hollinger winners

The Baptist Health Care Foundation announces the 2010 Hollinger Award recipients for outstanding service contributions to the community.   Recipients are:   ¦ Percy L. More...

Home & Garden

Patent attorney helps protect your intellectual property

There are a lot of very creative people in Gulf Breeze – people with unique ideas, creations and intellectual property that they need to protect. More...

Don't make DUI part of your holiday

(ARA) – If you were to conduct a poll of Americans, it's likely that a vast majority would associate New Year's Eve with drunk driving. More...

Let’s toast hosting holiday parties safely

W hen the calendar turns to December, the party invitations begin to arrive. Office parties. Holiday open houses and New Year’s Eve parties are just around the corner. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT ALUMNI PARTNERS II LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Hit-and-run driver kills Midway bicyclist, 58

Incident was second fatal accident in the area during last month

The owner of a Midway recording studio faces DUI manslaughter charges after the car he was driving struck and killed a bicyclist Friday night on U.S. Highway 98 near Conover Court.   More...

City moves to protect marine life

Final vote on no-motor zone scheduled for Monday night

Following community outrage over the recent senseless killing of stingrays near Deadman’s Island, the Gulf Breeze City Council is taking action to prevent such slaughter in the future.   More...

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Island News

A reason for thanks?

Hurricane season ends without stirring up oily Gulf waters

Hurricane season 2010 ended Tuesday, Nov. 30, and it will go down in history as having as many storms as the 1995 season that brought Hurricanes Erin and Opal to local shores.   More...

Catch the wave of holiday spirit on the island

Riding his Christmas watercraft and guided by magical dolphins, Santa will zoom onto the sandy shores behind Surf Burger Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8 a.m. for the Kowabunga Breakfast. Kids should have their wish lists ready. More...

History author will be at National Seashore Saturday morning

Jerry Biggs, author of “Rescue and Refuge: Florida” will be at a book signing at the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. 12 p.m.  More...

Entertainment

Earth’s shadow will overtake the moon one fateful December night

The month of December offers some exciting astronomical developments, including a meteor shower and a total lunar eclipse.   More...

Jazz Society hosts ‘Jingle Jazz’ Dec. 6, reveals new event

The Jazz Society of Pensacola will host its annual “Jingle Jazz” event Monday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. at Phineas Phogg's Room in Seville Quarter.   Admission is by donation at the door, and the general public is invited. More...

‘Tis the season for the Exploreum winter camps

Winter is the season for fun at the Exploreum, and it's time to sign up for winter camps, which will be held Dec. 20, 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   ¦ Christmas Concoctions   Monday, Dec. More...

School

WBMS releases Honor Roll

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and the staff of Woodlawn Beach Middle School congratulate the following students for making the first nine weeks Honor Roll:   Sixth Grade   More...

Paulus, Jones shine at local FBLA rally

Gulf Breeze High School senior Brianna “Breezy” Paulus and sophomore Eliza Jones participated in the recent Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Fall Rally at Pensacola High School.   More...

It’s conference title time!

Auburn, Florida State compete for league titles Saturday

The regular season is over for both the ACC and SEC, with only the championship games left to be decided.   Each is making significant contributions to the annals of conference history. More...

Obituaries

MAE GUICE

1923-2010

Mae H. Guice, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010. More...

EDGAR MACLEOD

1929-2010

Edgar B. MacLeod, 81, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. More...

JOHN SWINDELL JR.

1928-2010

John Pledger Swindell Jr., 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 22, 2010. Swindell grew up in Pensacola and entered the military when he was 17 to serve as an U. S. Army Paratrooper in World War II. More...

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Charitable giving opportunities abound

Every holiday season, citizens, schools, churches and other organizations join in an effort to help their less-fortunate neighbors enjoy this special time of year. More...

On the Spot:

Do you plan to do any charitable giving this holiday season?

“Yes. We donate to the Advent Angels gift and food drive at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church.” Jenni Arnold Gulf Breeze More...