January 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

First GB baby of 2011!

Congratulations to Jeff and Tara Gaddy for delivering the first new Gulf Breeze resident of 2011. Alexandria “Alex” Paige Gaddy was born at 2:32 p.m. on Jan. More...

Flu season here?

Cough! Cough!

Have you or someone you know – a family member, perhaps? – been hit by the apparent recent wave of cold and flu symptoms that have been observed in Gulf Breeze and the Pensacola Bay area?  More...

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County’s annual report available


The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners’ Annual Report to the Citizens for the 2009/2010 fiscal year is now available on the county’s Web site at www.santarosa.fl.gov.  More...

Rabies precautions urged; Gumbo Cookoff is March 26

The Santa Rosa County Health department urges residents to avoid contact with raccoons and other animals after two residents had contact with animals that might have had rabies.  More...

Arbor Day tree planting planned for Hodges Park

Arbor Day is here again for the Driftwood Garden Club, and members will celebrate tomorrow (Jan. 21) since the third Friday in January is when Florida celebrates Arbor Day. Dot Morgan is Chair of this happening and is assisted by Sheri Fulford.  More...


Get wrapped up in Pensacola State College’s latest visual arts exhibit

Pensacola State College’s Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts proudly presents a new art exhibit – “Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Prints and Objects” – Jan. More...

Lighthouse Light of the Moon Tours

On January 21-22, hear true stories of the blood stained rooms and ghostly encounters at the Pensacola Lighthouse! More...

Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Center hosting two great shows next week

Northwest Florida State College’s Mattie Kelly Arts Center is hosting two exciting upcoming shows.  On Wednesday, January 26, the Mattie Kelly Children’s Series features “Charlotte's Web” at 9:45 a.m. More...


Dolphins roll in rematch

GBHS jumps out to 21-7 first-quarter lead, wins 61-45

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team jumped out to a 14-point lead in the first quarter on its way to a 61-45 win over Navarre Friday in Gulf Breeze.  The win was the Dolphins’ second in the past eight days against their archrival, as t More...

Lady Dolphins beat Central for Senior Night victory

Molina grabs career-high

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team jumped out to a nine-point halftime lead on its way to a 41-35 win over Central on Senior Night Thursday in Gulf Breeze.  The Lady Jags, who lost to GBHS in overtime earlier this season in Allentown, More...

It’s official: GBHS in eight-team district

Dolphins to make three 3-hour-plus bus trips during next two seasons

GBHS didn’t get the relief they were hoping for from the Florida High School Athetlic Association Tuesday as they released the 2011 and 2012 football districts.  More...


As we age, small victories become so very important

One of the best gifts I received last year was from my daughter-in-law – a personalized calendar highlighting all the dates that are important me personally. More...


‘Dinner with Doc’ focuses on OB/GYN


Although women make 80 percent of all health-care decisions in the United States, they often are the last in the family to seek medical treatment themselves. The reason is simple: “If mom is down, the whole family is down.”  More...

Relieve kids’ cold, flu discomforts with tried and true remedies

(ARA) – Any parent who's sat up through the night with a sick child knows relieving their symptoms is only part of your mission. Easing the discomforts of cold and flu for your little one is a No. 1 priority.  More...

Home & Garden

Beauty without the beast

Get more remodeling value, expedience with the GraniteWorx system

“With this simplified process, and standardized sizing, the consumer saves money and time.” - Bill Baker GraniteWorx  Do you have the house you want? Are you trying to sell your home in today’s more competitive market? More...

Show off your personality through your garage door

(ARA) - An old adage says that if you live with a spouse or even a pet long enough, you may begin to look like your significant other or precious pooch. More...

Stop the improper pruning of crape myrtles

Proper pruning is one of the most misunderstood of all gardening practices, yet it is one of the most important procedures in a landscape. A common victim of bad, improper pruning is the crape myrtle. More...

Friends rally around Anna Pope

¦ Yard sale, pancake breakfast planned for Saturday, Jan. 29

At 25, Anna Pope was enjoying life to the fullest. A 2009 graduate of University of North Florida with a degree in finance and real estate, she was working at a real estate company and was named concierge manager at the Hilton on Pensacola Beach. More...

TEAM, PBACC to share efforts?

¦ Joint road map to co-promote, revive regional economy

If the leadership of TEAM Santa Rosa and the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (PBACC) have their way, the two entities might soon be working together to form a long-range Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan.  More...

City to suggest Sunset bike lanes

Gulf Breeze city staff soon will recommend widening both sides of South Sunset Drive by 10 feet to accommodate 4-foot-wide bike lanes on each side of the vehicle lanes. More...


Due to erroneous information provided by the state of Idaho, Gulf Breeze News on Jan. 6 incorrectly attributed past misdemeanor law violations to Gulf Breeze resident Rafael Fidel Escamilla. More...



Island News

‘All of us could have died out there’

¦ Lifeguard honored for his part in heroic rescue

The Santa Rosa Island Authority, at its January 12 meeting, recognized Pensacola Beach Senior Lifeguard Andrew Edwards for Outstanding Performance of Duty for his extremely dangerous multiple-person rescue last Thanksgiving, Nov. More...

Everybody needs a pass

I got my bridge pass on Friday. Sunday I got to use it.  More...

DeLuna Fest picks crowded weekend

The first weekend in October is already jam-packed with events, and it became even more full when DeLuna Fest organizers announced they were planning their second annual concert series on that weekend, two weeks earlier than the event in 2010.  More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/12/2010  Kosa, Arthur Louis, W/M, 64, 0 block of Pine Tree Drive, Gulf Breeze, perjury.  Mathews, Craig Richard, W/M, 26, 8500 block of Gulf Boulevard, Navarre Beach, lewd and lascivious behavior.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Jan. 14, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 12 emergencies. More...

Grandmom falls for phone scam

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Jan. 13, a caller convinced an 83-year-old Gulf Breeze woman that her grandson was arrested and needed money to retain a lawyer. More...


Santa Rosa’s class-size noncompliance eyed


The state School Board met in Pensacola Tuesday morning and discussed the issue of classsize compliance. More...


St. Ann/Our Lady parish dedicates 18th home


On Saturday, Jan. 15, St. Ann Catholic Church and Our Lady of the Assumption Mission celebrated the dedication of the 18th Habitat for Humanity house sponsorship, located in the East Bay subdivision of Gulf Breeze.  More...

Loving God keeps our most important treasures in His care

I walked into church the morning of Christmas Eve expecting to spend the day preparing for worship services that evening and the two days following. I received an annoying surprise.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Jan. 20  SRC Electrical Code Board of Adjustments 3 p.m., Commissioner's Board Room, County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, Jan. More...


Pain at pump gets more prevalent with rising fuel prices


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area rose 0.9 cents per gallon last week, averaging $3.05 a gallon Sunday. More...

Time to consider how new tax laws will affect you

Now that the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 are law, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how this new legislation affects you – both as a wage earner and an investor.  Consider t More...

BBB offers scholarship opportunity

Your Better Business Bureau® Foundation of Northwest Florida is accepting applications for the 2011 Student Ethics Scholarship, given to college-bound students within the BBB Northwest Florida service area who demonstrate overall personal integrity a More...



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Your subscription is now more valuable

After eight long years of offering Gulf Breeze News free on our website, we finally made the hard decision to provide current content for subscribers only.  This decision wasn’t reached lightly. More...

Insurance fraud intolerable on my watch

As the Chief Financial Officer for the state of Florida, I have pledged to fight insurance fraud. The criminals who perpetrate these crimes are costing us billions of dollars a year in increased insurance premiums. More...