December 23, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Old fishing pier slowly becoming new Gulf reef

¦ Structure is named in honor of late Mayor Lane Gilchrist

The first load of concrete materials from the demolition of the Gulf Breeze Fishing Bridge was deployed in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The reefing is a collaborative project between City of Gulf Breeze and Escambia County.   More...

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Breeze’s Jurkowich is new clinical director of North Florida NCADD

Karen Jurkowich of Gulf Breeze recently assumed a key leadership role with the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence of North Florida, Inc.   More...

Hodges Park dedicated Dec. 7

Greg and Tammy Hodges moved to Gulf Breeze partly because of its many outdoor spaces, and when Greg was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, they chose together to offer the city nearly $25,000 to help build one more park space close to home – More...

Tesh’s Pensacola show to air 3 times this week

If you were unable to attend John Tesh’s Pensacola concert, don’t worry.   More...


Schedule of events announced for 2010 downtown Pelican Drop

Live music, fireworks, fun for families and friends – it's all on schedule for the third annual Pensacola Pelican Drop.   More...

‘Blue Monday’ now a monthly JSOP event

The joint was jumpin’ at the first Jazz Society of Pensacola's “Blue Monday” – Dec. 13 at the Five Sisters Blues Café in Pensacola.   The JSOP plans to make “Blue Monday” a recurring monthly event in 2011. More...

Action heating up on Civic Center ice

The Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey team is hosting two games next week at the Pensacola Civic Center. On Monday, Dec. 27 the Ice Flyers take on the Mississippi Surge at 7:05 p.m. More...


GBHS second at Andrews Invitational

Manfredi, Doerr, McKissack win weight classes; Kelley, Ellis second; Wein third

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team finished second out of 13 teams at the fourth annual Andrews Institute Christmas Invitational Saturday at Gulf Breeze High School.   The Dolphins finished with 220 points, bested only by Niceville (245). More...

Studers buy Carolina Mudcats; Double-A team in Pensacola in 2012

Quint and Rishy Studer of Pensacola have purchased the Carolina Mudcats, the Double- A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. The Mudcats will move from Zebulon, North Carolina to Pensacola beginning in 2012.   More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Memory of getting bicycle for Christmas still clear in my mind

You, like me, an old senior, might no longer ride a bike, but we all remember what a thrill our first two-wheeler was.   I got a Ranger for Christmas when I was about 12. It wasn’t snowy that Christmas, and I rode it right away. More...


New Year’s Resolution: Schedule skin exam to ensure health

An annual skin exam ensures that skin cancers and precancers are detected before they can advance. More...

Home & Garden

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...

Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach Elementary

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Give homemade gifts from the kitchen this holiday season

(ARA) – Buttery chocolate cookie dough with chocolate chunks, nuts and marshmallows. Creamy caramels with apple cider and warm spices. These are just a taste of some of the irresistible sweets you could be gifting this holiday season. More...



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You're a winner ... of a con job

GBPD cautions against holiday scams

It if sounds too good to be true, it probably is, as one local woman found out. She got a phone call stating she had won $2.5 million plus a brand new car. The only catch was, she had to provide $500 to facilitate delivery of the prize. More...

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

One family’s decor stops traffic on Sycamore Lane

If Steve Jackson’s family lived 200 feet further west, they could enter the annual Santa Rosa Shores Best Decorated Christmas House competition.   More...

Officer Nguyen ‘dares’ to reach vulnerable youth

If you see the driver of the Gulf Breeze Police Department’s yellow Chevrolet Camaro, give him a high-five. That’s what the students at Gulf Breeze Middle School do. More...



Island News

Santa is due this week!

Santa Rosa Island is sufficiently seasoned with holiday spirit and only a few events remain in the Pensacola Beach Chamber’s calendar. More...

SRIA refers noisy weddings to sheriff’s dept.

After months of considering how to blend noisy wedding houses with quiet residential neighborhoods, the Santa Rosa Island Authority decided to refer the matter to law enforcement.   More...

Beach Babes bunco party

Some members of the Beach Babes Bunco Group met to celebrate Christmas with a Dirty Santa Game and dinner at Hemingway’s Thursday night. More...


Authorities search for nurse purse thief

The Gulf Breeze Police Department is on the trail of a nurse impersonator that stole several women’s wallets from health care facilities in Florida, Alabama and Georgia. More...

GB Police recognizes Henderson, Foster

Investigator Chris Henderson has been selected the Gulf Breeze Police Department’s Officer of the Year for 2010, and Jackie Foster has been chosen the department’s Employee of the Year.   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies   12/14/2010   Severin, Carlie Egilene, W/F, 25, 6600 block of East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation. More...


Calvary Chapel invites public to enjoy ‘Eve at the Saenger’

Calvary Chapel Gulf Breeze returns to the newly renovated Saenger Theatre in downtown Pensacola for Christmas Eve at the Saenger.   Service times are 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 24. More...


CALVARY CHAPEL 1122 Oriole Beach Road Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Services at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.; Dec. 25: No service COAST COMMUNITY CHURCH 3141 Gulf Breeze Parkway Dec. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 23 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular – cancelled Monday, Dec. 27 Santa Rosa County Utility Board – cancelled Tuesday, Dec. 28 More...


Fuel cheaper here than nationally


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.88 a gallon Sunday. More...

Welcome back to the future of estate planning

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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

In arguably the most famous newspaper editorial ever published, veteran editor Francis P. More...

The story of Christmas – Luke 2:8-17

Luke 2   8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.   9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.   More...