January 27, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Research director’s trial date scheduled

¦ Jury should hear Rafael Escamilla’s case on April 14

A trial date has been set in the indecent exposure case involving a Gulf Breeze medical researcher.  More...

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Rec Center benefit for Anna Pope is Saturday

Friends of Gulf Breeze resident Anna Pope hope residents turn out en masse during what is expected to be ideal weather conditions Saturday for a benefit pancake breakfast and “Hope 4 Pope” yard sale.  More...

Community forum tonight at City Hall


The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Volunteer Florida are hosting a community forum today (Thursday, Jan. 27) at 6 p.m. More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

Voting came to area in the 1940s

When Gulf Breeze became a voting precinct in the early 1940s with about 25 voters from Midway to Town Point, Mark and Eloise Benson became the first precinct clerks to administer the voting at Precinct 22.  More...


Mardi Gras revelry really gets rolling in February

The official Mardi Gras celebration is scheduled for the first week in March, but the February calendar is overflowing with balls and other events. Les Petits Enfants Mall Ball Cordova Mall: Feb. 5, 8 p.m. More...

Pensacola Little Theatre presents ‘Side By Side by Sondheim’

Spanning the first twenty years of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's brilliant career, the musical revue “Side by Side by Sondheim” runs the gamut from ballads to laughout loud comic numbers to somber and reflective meditations.  More...

Pensacola Museum of Art presents Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio

The Pensacola Museum of Art presents an engaging exhibition by Paul Strand – “The Mexican Portfolio” – from Jan. 28 to Feb. 27.  More...


‘In-between’ is ‘what it is’ during this religious season

Epiphany, the season in the church year between Jan. 6 and Ash Wednesday, when Lent begins, is kind of an inbetween time. We’ve moved through Christmas and the miracle of the birth of God into the world. More...

Gulf Breeze Methodist can help you find financial peace

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church invites the public to join one of its many opportunities for learning. Following are some of the new classes available:  More...




Vicki Lee Stierley Schroeder, 45, of Navarre, passed away on Friday, Jan. 18, 2011.  Schroeder was born April 17, 1965 in Evansville, Ind. She graduated as valedictorian from North Posey High School in 1983. More...


Covenant Hospice:

Adding Life To Days

Hospice care is about living with comfort and dignity through a difficult time. More...

Skin care benefits overall health for seniors

(ARA) – Taking care of your skin undoubtedly has its cosmetic benefits, but more significantly, it also plays a large role in overall health – particularly for seniors.  More...

What you need to know for your longterm health

Salt and aging:

(ARA) - As we get older, many of us hear the same advice from friends, family and even physicians - stay active and eat well. More...



Full Story

Some numbers always seem to add up

I’m a numbers guy. From my earliest days as a professional journalist, numbers have always played a key role, especially in the hundreds of athletic events I covered as a sports writer for several different newspapers over 30-plus years.  More...

Traffic court judge renews citizen’s faith


Sometime back, I had the occasion at Gulf Breeze City Hall to sit in on a session whereby the public contested the legality of the traffic offenses for which they were charged. More...

Spring can’t get here soon enough

A stoic Great Blue Heron stands patiently on the beach at Shoreline Park South on Monday, possibly contemplating the arrival of spring in Gulf Breeze. More...

Communion controversy casts cloud on local church

¦ Lifelong Catholic follower cited for trespassing after Mass

When Jackie Trebesh of Navarre saw a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Department cruiser with its roof lights on behind her on U.S. Highway 98 as she was leaving church on Friday, Jan. More...

Tiger Point Bank of America branch ends operations

Bank of America closed its Tiger Point Walmart banking center on Jan. 7 and has consolidated the center’s services to the nearby Gulf Breeze Proper branch.  More...



Island News

New hotel on the beach is a place to get lazy

Pensacola Beach soon will be home to a new Holiday Inn Resort that possibly might be the most unique hotel the area has ever seen.  More...

Our heroes live on through us

Jack LaLanne died Sunday. He was 96.  More...

Poll seeks concert input

Did your Pensacola Beach business benefit from the DeLuna Fest concert event last October? Do the Bands on the Beach concerts bring customers to your doors? More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   1/18/2010  Dalton, Dawn Marie, B/F, 41, 1200 block of Redwood Lane, Gulf Breeze, aggravated battery.  Walter, Troy Edward, W/M, 38, 8300 block of Tortuga Street, Navarre, grand theft auto.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Jan. 21, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Motorist, toddler clocked at 95 mph

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Jan. 21 at 9:30 p.m., a 33- year-old woman was arrested for speeding. Her vehicle was clocked traveling 95 miles per hour on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, a 45-mph zone. More...


The shock heard around the state

PHS ends Gulf Breeze’s 14-year district title reign

As a full moon rose in the east, it brought forth a new District 1-4A champion.  Pensacola High’s Shawn Meach had a part of all four Lady Tiger goals, scoring two after GBHS tied it up to beat Gulf Breeze 4-3 for the district crown.  More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 27 Girls Soccer at Crawfordville Wakulla in Region 1-4A Quarterfinal match, 6 p.m.  More...

Sports Briefs

GBSA baseball, softball, t-ball signups underway at Rec Center   Registration for the 2011 GBSA baseball, softball and t-ball seasons are underway now at the Rec Center. More...


Pump prices continue their steady ascent during January


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola Bay area rose 4.1 cents per gallon in the previous week, averaging $3.10 a gallon Sunday. More...


Council on Aging to host training session


Council on Aging of West Florida adult day health-care center will host a free caregiver training session on Saturday, Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The training session will be held at 875 Royce Street in Pensacola.  More...

Home & Garden

The gold gem of the citrus family

Extension Agents are sometimes the recipient of home grown fare. Each winter I look forward to the annual harvest of kumquats in my Master Gardener landscapes.  Kumquats (kuhm' kwaht) have been called "the little gold gem of the citrus family". More...

How to make small baths live larger and work better

(ARA) – Bathroom remodeling remains America’s most popular – and profitable – home improvement. More...