December 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Still no arrest in DUI hit-and-run on bridge

It’s been almost 4 months since resident’s vehicle was totaled

It’s been nearly 16 weeks since Gulf Breeze resident Christopher Paule was the victim of a potentially deadly hitand run vehicle crash on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...

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Oriole Beach Elementary

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Kattners visit Vegas, land spot on ‘Price Is Right’ bidding panel

Max and Patty Kattner of Gulf Breeze recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary in Las Vegas along with Steve and Olga Kattner, who went along to make the celebration more of a party. More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

When did GB get its first library?

In 1962, a private library owned and operated by the members of Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church and housed in the Soderlind Cottage owned by Mark and Eloise Benson at U.S. Highway 98 and Pfeiffer Street, opened to the public. More...


To take my partner to the office holiday party or not...that is the question

So, your company is hosting the exciting annual Christmas party this weekend.   Should you bring a date? Two researchers from IMD business school weigh the pros and cons of dragging your significant other along with you. More...

Indulge in ‘Multiple Sins’ for the rest of the year at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art will host its latest exhibition Multiple Sins: An Exhibition of Indulgences showing Dec. 3-31 in the Kugelman Family Gallery.   More...

The holiday season brings joy, hope and the Peacemaker to Pensacola

This holiday season, there will be joy, love, hope and the Peacemaker in Northwest Florida.   The tall ship, Peacemaker, is visiting Plaza de Luna in downtown Pensacola from Dec. 16 to Jan. 3.   More...




John Corley McLendon, 84, a Pensacola native, passed away Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010.   McLendon was born Nov. 8, 1926 to Jeptha and Cleo McLendon. He graduated from Pensacola High School and later joined the U.S. More...



LaVern “Vern” Redfern, 72, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010. Redfern was born Dec.17, 1937 in Thomasville, Ga., to Ola Pittman Redfern and William Earl Redfern. More...


Holidays can be sad, stressful

Courtesy of The Villas   For most of us, the holidays are a time for happiness and celebration. We enjoy getting together with loved ones, going to parties, shopping and just taking in the holiday season. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Elementary students ‘Make a Difference’

Gulf Breeze Elementary School students again have boxes full of Christmas spirit this holiday season, and they’re sharing it with hundreds of less-fortunate kids in the area. More...

Dear Santa,this year for Christmas I want...

Gulf Breeze News left each child’s letter in its original format, with no corrections to spelling or punctuation. All letters begin, “Dear Santa.” Enjoy!   ¦   More...

Decorate for the holidays with potted plants

With Christmas approaching, homes are being decorated with lights and trees and other festive adornments. While the chiller weather discourages the use of decorating with potted plants outside, the indoors can come alive with festive potted plants. More...



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City of Gulf Breeze on solid foundation

On Monday evening, Dec. 6, I had the honor and privilege of addressing those attending the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting at City Hall. It afforded me the opportunity to reflect upon the progress the city has made during the past two years.   More...

Council expected to approve Tasers for GBPD

The Gulf Breeze Police Department soon will have Tasers for their use if a proposal before the City Council is adopted. Chief Peter Paulding recommended the purchase of the devices to counteract an escalation of violence in Northwest Florida.   More...

Apartment fire victims need public’s assistance

Five Gulf Breeze families are in need this holiday season after a fire damaged their apartment building on the morning of Dec. 7. More...

Retailers call for tax-free weekends to spur recovery

Oil spill stunted Northwest Florida’s state-leading economic recovery

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill negatively impacted millions of people. In Florida, that impact was most acutely felt along the coast of Northwest Florida, according to Florida TaxWatch and the Florida Retail Federation.   More...

Greenbriar flooding being addressed

¦ Drainage project aims to prevent low-lying neighborhood from floods

The rains came, and came and came in April 2005, and the waters rose, filling the ditches and encroaching on many homes in Gulf Breeze and the Greenbriar area north of U.S. Highway 98 near Tiger Point. More...



Island News

Warm up with a bowl of spicy gumbo

‘Season your holidays’ events continue

The holiday fun continues on Pensacola Beach with a Caroling pub tour on Friday, Dec. 17. Sip and Sing at Flounder’s beginning at 5:30 pm.   The following day, Saturday, Dec. More...

Man survives accident near toll plaza

Gulf Breeze News   A Pensacola man was critically injured and the Bob Sikes Bridge closed for a couple of hours on Dec. 9 after a single-vehicle accident near the Pensacola Beach toll plaza.   More...

Bunco Christmas Party

Gail Green hosted a holiday bunco party at her Villa Sabine home Tuesday, Dec. 7. Front row, Amy Martin and Debra Patroni. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   12/7/2010   Baringer, Mark Edson, W/M, 46, 2700 block of Bay Clubs Drive, Navarre, larceny and stolen property.   Cooley, Jesse Aaron, W/M, 25, 8400 block of Gulf Boulevard, Navarre Beach, violation of probation. More...

Fire consumes RV in driveway

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Dec. 10, GBF&R was called for 15 emergencies. More...

Don’t have too much holiday fun

Police Report Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

There was a spate of drug- and alcohol-related arrests in Gulf Breeze over the last week.   On Dec. 10, Gulf Breeze police arrested Chad Summers, 35, of Pensacola for DUI, after stopping him for speeding on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...


Lady Dolphin soccer avenges rare district loss

Lady Dolphins win, 2-1

It was a situation the Lady Dolphin soccer team wasn’t used to – losing a game against a district opponent.   GBHS responded to that earlier loss at PHS with a 2-1 win over the Lady Tigers Dec. 7 at Dolphin Stadium.   More...

Baldwin second team All Pac 10

Doug Baldwin (GBHS Class of 2007) was one of eight members of the Stanford offense to earn All Pac 10 honors last week, with Baldwin making the Second Team.   Baldwin led Stanford with 56 receptions for 824 yards and nine touchdowns. More...

Eight is enough in new District 1-5A

Lots of travel in Dolphins’ future

Like Willie Nelson, Gulf Breeze sports teams could be on the road again – and again and again – according to the new realignment numbers released by the Florida High School Athletic Association recently.   More...


Fuel prices continue their gradual ascent toward $3 a gallon


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area rose 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.91 a gallon Monday. More...

Smart financial moves can help brighten holiday season

If you’re like many people, you’re watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that’s a good thing, because even in the best of times, it’s never wise to go overboard on gifts. More...

Facts prove locals’ fears

New TaxWatch report shows Northwest Florida hardest hit in state by oil spill economic woes

According to data from the Florida Department of Revenue, Florida TaxWatch compared taxable sales in all Florida counties for each month to the same month in the previous year. More...



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