April 28, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Burglaries take toll on Soundview

Four Soundview Trail homeowners reported burglaries in the overnight hours of April 20-21, with thousands of dollars worth of property stolen.  More...

Four state titles for Pfeifler

¦ Senior ascends to level known by only precious few

Jen Pfeifler, a senior bound for Auburn University, capped her Gulf Breeze playing career by teaming with Tonya Walters to win the state Class 2A doubles championship last  Friday. More...

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Community

2011 Rotary Club scholarships

The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club on Tuesday awarded college scholarships in varying amounts ranging from $2,500 to $5,000 to seven Gulf Breeze High School students. More...

Robin Allen, former GB resident, to wed Noel

ENGAGEMENT

Robin Ree Allen and Daniel Morrissey Noel announce their upcoming marriage on May 21, 2011 at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze. The Rev. Christiana Olsen, Rector of St Francis, will perform the ceremony.  More...

County GOP meets

The Republican Club of Santa Rosa County will hold its next monthly meeting and Dutch Treat Dinner at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Boulevard in Navarre at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. The featured speaker will be Col. More...

News

Gaetz, Ford lead House vote on gun ordinances

LEGISLATURE

The Florida House of Representatives passed a bill late Tuesday afternoon by a vote of 85 to 33 that would levy stiff penalties to any elected official who voted for any gun ordinance that is in conflict with state laws protecting private gun rights. More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   Boat fires have kept Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue busy over the past couple of weeks.  More...

Photo

Gulf Breeze firemen remove a charred portion of the dock at Shoreline Park South after a boat fire caused about $10,000 worth of damage to the pier on April 14. More...

Sports

4-for-Pfeifler

Senior only the third player in state history to win four state doubles championships; team second for third straight year

Jen Pfeifler wasn’t able to compete in last week’s District 1- 3A track meet – but boy, did she have a good reason. More...

Lady Dolphins three-peat

GBHS wins three straight district titles for the first time in school history

The third time proved to be the charm for the Lady Dolphin softball team, which avenged a pair of regular season losses by going on the road and beating West Florida 10-5 on its own field to win the District 1-4A championship Thursday. More...

GBHS to send 14 to region track meet

Gulf Breeze High will send eight males and six females to Friday’s Region 1-3A track meet at Washington High School.  More...

Obituaries

BRUCE SMITH

1925-2011

Pinkney Bruce Smith, 85, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.  Smith was born Oct. 12, 1925.  He served in World War II as a B-29 tail gunner in the Pacific Theatre. More...

Business

Finally, a respite on prices; costs slip slightly for weary consumers

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.74 a gallon Sunday. More...

Sylvan Learning Center offering free seminar to empower families

Prepare your child for kindergarten. Reading is an adventure that begins early in a child’s life and should extend beyond the classroom. Children exhibit certain reading behaviors at a young age. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

It’s time for conservatives to stop prevailing insanity

Are you confused regarding Republican plans to halt the endless spending plans of Senate Democrats and Obama prior to the 2012 election?  We all know the definition of insanity is: “repeating the same actions or solutions to problems that More...

‘GBN’ rated highest by local resident

LETTERS

I have lived and practiced law here since 1987 and, having always enjoyed newspapers, over these 23 years I have subscribed to and read all the area‘s ‘local papers’ including, of course, Gannett’s Pensacola News Journal.  More...

Relay youth co-chairs just typical teens

Two Gulf Breeze High School students will serve as honorary youth co-chairmen of the 2011 Relay For Life this weekend.  More...

Court: Navarre Beach taxable

The decision to tax the land on Navarre Beach was affirmed by the First District Court of Appeal, which ruled that appellants are equitable owners of the real property.  More...

Three softball District crowns

¦ Gulf Breeze seniors revel in best run in history

Senior outfielder Kellie Krueger wasn’t about to let West Florida prevent a third consecutive District 1-4A softball championship for Gulf Breeze High. More...

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Island News

Governor visits Pensacola Beach

Gov. Rick Scott, third from left, is joined by Rep. Doug Broxson, Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson for a stroll along Pensacola Beach. More...

Rock-climbing wall, bungee attraction considered for Quietwater Boardwalk

The Boardwalk is enjoying a resurgence in business as new restaurants and retail stores gear up for the summer.  As plans are put forward for a host of familyfriendly activities such as a ridgeline rock climbing wall and Euro Bungee, as space al More...

Volunteers needed at Fort Pickens

Superintendent Dan Brown announced that the Gulf Islands National Seashore is looking for volunteers to assist with operating the Fort Pickens Visitor Center.  More...

Entertainment

Get downtown and pinch some tail this weekend!

¦ Downtown Pensacola hosts annual mudbug festival April 29-May 1

It’s time to get out and pinch some tail at the 27th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival, April 29-May 1 in Bartram Park, downtown Pensacola. More...

Fort Walton Landing hosts ‘Musical Echoes’ concert this weekend

¦ Native American flute, art and cultural festival

Musical Echoes 2011, a celebration of Native American culture, art and music, highlighting the extraordinary Native American flute, featuers Gulf Breeze musician Michael Brant DeMaria.  The event will be held at Fort Walton Landing, 139 Brooks S More...

Choral Society of Pensacola’s ‘Americana’ this Saturday

The Choral Society of Pensacola presents a concert titled “Americana” at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 30 at Pensacola’s Cokesbury United Methodist Church, 5725 North 9th Avenue.  More...

School

School Board recognizes GBHS debaters

Gulf Breeze High never had a Debate class until his year. In fact, it first formed a debate team last year and had to wait a year to compete against other schools in organized debates.  More...

GBMS third nine weeks A Honor Roll released

Mr. Dawn Alt, Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Middle School Staff congratulate the following students for making the third nine week ‘A’ Honor Roll:  Sixth Grade  More...

OBES third nine weeks A/B Honor Roll released

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  First Grade  Mrs. More...

Faith

Blessing of the Pets is Sunday at GBUMC Soundside

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will hold its popular Blessing of the Pets worship services on Sunday, May 1, at 9 and 10:30 a.m. at the Soundside Campus. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 28Santa Rosa CountyCommission Committee 9a.m., County Admin Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSanta Rosa CountyCommission Special- More...

Seniors

Uncle Harry sang bass, momma sang ...

I recently attended a choral concert called “When We Were Young” in which my daughter took part. It was kind of a ‘theme’ concert featuring music from the 1980s back to the fifties or so.  More...

Home & Garden

Relax in Style

Tired of buying patio furniture that falls apart or doesn’t add a decorator look to your outdoor spaces? We have all heard the saying, "you get what you paid for." The same can be said about Patio furniture.  More...

Hot Toddies Jet Ski Repair jump-starts business opportunities for special students

Bill and Linda Reardon, owners of Hot Toddies Jet Ski Repair, Inc., are helping people make ripples in Gulf Breeze – and not just by repairing their jet skis. More...

Lundy cottage sole GB home on tour

¦ Waterfront Driftwood home enchants with “Old Florida Style”

The 2011 Parade of Homes will begin this weekend, and one of the tour homes is in Gulf Breeze Proper, Sam Lundy’s Driftwood Cottage.  More...