January 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Hospital expansion nearing completion

¦ New wing should start taking in patients in mid-February

Baptist Healthcare officials say the Gulf Breeze Hospital Two Annex East expansion project is still on schedule and nearing completion.  “We have completed all of the substantial construction,” said hospital administrator Bob Harrima More...

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Community

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

How did Allan Davis and sea-shell store impact area?

Allan Davis’ “Seashells and Souvenirs” store, located just across the Pensacola Bay Bridge on U.S. Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze, was a wonderful example of an early tourist shop in Florida. More...

Teacher of Year semifinalists named

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 nominees for Santa Rosa School District’s Teacher of the Year.  Audrey Goodwin of B.C. More...

‘The New Year’ features local talent

The Gulf Breeze Cinema 4 is screening an independent film produced and directed by a Pensacola native and filmed in some of the area’s most recognizable abodes.  Brett Haley – a 27-year-old Washington High School graduate who current More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/4/2010  Cranford Jr., John Martin, W/M, 31, 3300 block of La Leyenda Court, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue  For the week ending Jan. 7, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. These incidents included 11 medical calls and 2 dispatched and canceled en route. More...

Burglars strike Shoreline Place

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

A Shoreline place resident awoke in the early morning hours of Jan. 19 to the sound of glass breaking. A burglar was able to get in and out of the house with a laptop computer before the resident could contact the police. More...

Faith

Marriage Conference planned for Feb. 4-5

There will be a Love and Respect Marriage Conference on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4- 5, at First Baptist Church in Gulf Breeze. Hours on Friday are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.; hours on Saturday are 8:30 a.m. More...

Obituaries

MARY W. DREES

1939-2011

Mary Amelia Whittington Drees, 71, of Pensacola Beach, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011.  More...

HARVEY D. JORDAN

1927-2011

Harvey Driscoll Jordan, 83, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011.  More...

WAYNE E. LEE

1926-2011

Wayne Elmend Lee, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011.  More...

Seniors

I just don’t ‘get’ some of today’s TV dialogue

As I was watching a show marked ‘mature content’ recently, I discovered I must not be as old as I thought. Most of the lines went right over my head, though ‘kids’ in their 50’s found it hilarious. More...

Health

Weight-loss surgery topic of Jan. 20 seminar

Dr. Jeffrey Lord, a surgeon who specializes in weightloss surgery procedures, will present “Weight Loss Surgery: Is It Right for You?” on Thursday, Jan. 20, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Home & Garden

I resolve...

Northwest Floridians make a difference for homeless kids in their community

Most Gulf Breeze residents find themselves clearing away old toys, books and clothing to accommodate the abundance of new things that arrived with the holidays, but for nearly 1,800 Santa Rosa County residents, being homeless means a very different r More...

Favorite cartoon characters make re-doing a kid’s room easy

(ARA) – If it's time to turn your baby's nursery into a domain fit for a big boy or girl, you may be wondering how to redo the room in a style they're sure to love – and that won't cost you a bundle. More...

Save money by using leaves as a mulch

Leaves are falling from our deciduous trees in Northwest Florida. More...

If first denied, try, try again

Initial oil spill claims refusals give many wrong impression   The newest state Representative for the area, Doug Broxson of Gulf Breeze, hosted a standingroom only meeting at Oriole Beach School last Thursday.  More...

Garcon Bridge toll increases to $3.75

¦ Several board members resign as problems continue to manifest

The toll went up last week on Garcon Point Bridge to $3.75 per trip, coinciding with the January bond payment being made on the bridge.  But how long the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority – or what’s left of it – can keep the str More...

Volunteer bell ringers collect more than $12,000 locally

The holidays are a time for giving and helping others. The Gulf Breeze community not only has shown it is very caring but has taken the meaning of the holidays to a new level.  More...

Events

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Island News

Florida is on these Georgians’ minds

Former resident and friends raise money to help sealife

From staff reports  A former resident of Pensacola Beach, Amelia Johnson, age 12, recruited some of her friends in Georgia to help raise money to clean up the beaches following the oil spill. More...

Pensacola Beach Chamber plans ‘Go Irish on the Island’

St. Patrick’s Day is coming sooner than you think, and the Pensacola Beach Chamber is busy planning to “Go Irish on the Island.”A planning meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 20 at 2:00 p.m. More...

Krewe of Kids parade set for Feb. 26

The youngest revelers and their pets are welcome to join the Krewe of Kids and Kritters parade on Saturday, Feb. 26.  More...

Entertainment

Pensacola’s Monumental Mile

¦ A 20-minute stroll up Palafox reveals over 400 years of history

I’ll bet a lot of people know Pensacola boasts over 450 years of history. More...

Celebrate Dr. King, King of Rock this week

BEST BETS

This weekend marks the birthdays of two of the most influential people in the development of American culture – Martin Luther King and Elvis Presley.  The King of Rock’s birthday is Friday, January 14, and the Mattie Kelly Center at More...

Sports

Dolphins win two in overtime

GBHS wins at West Fla., Navarre in consecutive nights

A short-handed GBHS Dolphin basketball team went on the road last week and won overtime games on consecutive nights – the second of which was a 57-54 overtime win at Navarre on Friday.  The night before, GBHS won a District 1- 4A game at W More...

Lady Dolphins tie Navarre again, 1-1

Win over Choctaw clinches top seed at districts

BY JASON THOMPSON  Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com   The Lady Dolphin soccer team celebrated Senior Day Saturday with a 1-1 tie with Navarre. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 13 Girls Basketball vs. Central (JV Gold 5 p.m., Var. 6:30) Girls Soccer vs. Catholic (JV Gold 5 p.m., Var. 6:30) Boys Soccer at Choctaw (JV 5 p.m., Var.  More...

Business

In past year, local pump prices are up by more than 30 cents

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola rose 1.3 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.04 a gallon Sunday. More...

‘Ignite Pensacola’ launches Feb. 8

Do you have an idea about how to make the Pensacola Bay Area a better place to live and work?  If so, people want to hear your thoughts.  More...

Avalex receives 2011 Florida Companies to Watch award

Avalex Technologies Corp. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s up to us to keep area on Gov’s radar

Back in the 1970s, I met Jeff Atwater at the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity house in Gainesville, and I could tell he was someone very special, mostly because he was so polite. More...

Touche’, Tide: Tigers bag national title

It took 53 years and hell freezing over, but the Auburn Tigers won the BCS National Championship with Monday night’s scintillating 22-19 victory over Oregon..  More...