May 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Midway firemen save baby

¦ Board continues discussion on millage rate referendum

Three members of the Midway Fire District received letters of commendation May 10 for saving the life of a fourweek old infant.  Chief Jonathan Kanzigg presented letters during the monthly Midway Fire Commission meeting to Lt. More...

Peltier leaving Chamber position

¦ She served admirably as President/CEO for the past five years

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Meg Peltier will step down Friday to become Director of Business Development with Premier Island Management/Portofino Island.  More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Project Grad scholarships depend on donations

BRIEFS

Each year, Project Graduation creates a safe, substance free, all-night celebration for graduating seniors. Gulf Breeze High School Project Grad fundraising efforts are under way. More...

Midway Water seeks general manager

Midway Water System is in search of a new general manager.  Phil Jowers, who has served as GM at Midway Water since 1999, resigned May 6. More...

Republican women meet Tuesday

The Santa Rosa Federated Republican Women will meet on Tuesday, May 24, at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Boulevard in Navarre.  Gathering time is 11 a.m. with lunch served at 11:30. Cost is $15 payable at the door. More...

Entertainment

Artist’s Native American ceramics to be displayed at Gallery Night, May 20

The Destination Archaeology Resource Center (DARC) will feature artist John Jansen’s Native American ceramics for Gallery Night in downtown Pensacola on Friday, May 20 from 5-9 p.m.  Jansen combines archaeology and imagination to create ac More...

Evenings in Olde Seville Square concerts begin tonight, May 19

Sway to the sounds of smooth jazz, groove to the beat of funky reggae or just dance under the stars to whatever moves you at the 24th annual Evenings in Olde Seville Square, which begins tonight from 7-9 p.m.  This free summer concert series &nd More...

Event honors late Yancy Spencer III

Innerlight Surf and Skate Shop is hosting a memorial fundraiser on May 27 from 5-10 p.m. More...

School

GBHS OK’d for new combo field house

County schools’ budget includes 6 additional classrooms at GBES

Gulf Breeze Elementary School and Gulf Breeze High are in next year’s Santa Rosa County School District building plan for new classrooms and a baseball/softball field house with a combined estimated price tag of $3 million.  GBHS athletic More...

Administrators get pay increases

Some Santa Rosa County School administrators got a pay raise last week at the school board meeting – but some did not.  More...

Medieval Festival exposes children to times of yore

Third-graders at Gulf Breeze Elementary School enjoyed the annual Medieval Festival on Friday, May 13 with numerous activities in classrooms and on the playground.  The event ended with a feast presided over by the King and Queen of Gulf Breeze, More...

Calendar of Events

Breaking News - 5/19/2011 2:45 PM

HARBOURTOWN - Business After Hours

Public Is Invited! - Come Visit Gulf Breeze News !

Stroll through the quaint Harbourtown Shopping Village and enjoy light snacks and beverages from more than 30 different shops, restaurants and businesses! For Details, call (850) 932-7630 Thursday, May 19th, 5:30 - 7 P.m. More...

Business

Prices slip; pumping tips will help save you money

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area fell 2.6 cents a gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85 a gallon Sunday. More...

Summer’s heating up at The Club

Business profile

Over the last twelve years, The Club Family Sports has gained a reputation as the finest fitness complex in the area. More...

Brush up now on your Estate Plan basics

During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

New garbage service looms on horizon

Summer is rapidly approaching, and I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful northwest Florida weather we’ve been having this spring.  More...

Accountability will be guide on new laws

In connection with National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial Day last Sunday, communities throughout Florida and our nation recognized law enforcement officers for their service and honored those killed in the line of duty.  More...

Busted pipe snarls traffic

Vehicles rerouted as traffic backs past bridge

A ruptured water main on Sunday damaged both the east- and west-bound lanes of U.S 98 in Gulf Breeze, creating a traffic nightmare and forcing repairs to both sides of the highway.  More...

Weeks’ potential evident early on

¦ County School Board taps 44-year-old as next GBHS principal

Jason Weeks began his career in the Santa Rosa County School District in 1996 as baseball coach and teacher at the new Navarre High School.  “I was at Navarre on Day 1,” Weeks recalled last week. More...

Midway Water raises its rates

¦ Customers are learning this week of 17.5-percent hike

Midway Water System customers are being assessed a 17.5-percent rate increase on their water bills.  The sudden increase went into effect May 6. Customers are being notified in letters mailed Monday.  More...

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Island News

SRIA eyes an island color scheme

Portofino Beach Resort has its signature color scheme, and the rest of the island may follow its lead in establishing a suitable color palettes, if the Santa Rosa Island Authority agrees to it.  More...

Lottery, Power Ball drawing here July 1-2

Independence Weekend just got more exciting on Pensacola Beach. The live drawing for the Florida Lottery will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 1 and 2, and there will be fireworks, concerts and giveaways.  More...

Kittens and families both need rescue

This week, the Kale family rescued two kittens. The feral mother lived behind a warehouse in Pensacola. She was unapproachable, but stuck around the shop to eat what the workers left for her. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/10/2010  Johnson, Richard Anthony, B/M, 58, 7400 block of Rose Street, Navarre, violation of probation.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending May 13, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...

Three potential DUI drivers arrested

Information from the Gulf Breeze Police Department

Gulf Breeze Police were busy Sunday diverting traffic from the area affected by the busted water main. Eight to 10 additional officers were called in to work on what was an extremely heavy traffic day. More...

Sports

Dolphins, Catholic meet tonight

GBHS racks up 750 yards of offense, 38 points in intrasquad game

After Mother Nature briefly had her way before – and for a few moments, during – the Dolphins’ Blue and White game, the Blue and White teams racked up 750 yards of offense in a 28-10 win for the White team Friday at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Pfeifler Overall Female winner at PSA Senior Scholar Athlete Banquet

At this rate, the Pfeiflers are going to have to build another wing on to their house.  Their daughter Jen was named the Overall Female Winner at last week’s Pensacola Sports Association banquet, while their son Clay was the boys tennis wi More...

TP teams play in U-16 Midseason Tourney final

Team Ezelle rallied from a 3-0 deficit to beat Team Torraca 5-3 in seven innings in a battle of Tiger Point teams for the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance’s Midseason Tournament Thursday in Navarre.  Sydney Ezelle and Olivia Print More...

Home & Garden

Ride your bike to work this week and ‘feel the Breeze’

¦ May 16-20 is National Bike to Work Week

A s the wheels on your bike go round and round, your morning commute's impact on the wallet and the environment go down and down.  This week, May 16-20, is National Bike to Work Week, with Friday, May 20 being Bike to Work Day. More...

Gulf Breeze’s Sound Loop offers perfect Saturday morning bike ride

The League of American Byciclists recognizes May as National Bike Month, and though Gulf Breeze doesn't have any official events scheduled, there's no reason not to hop on a bike and go for a ride.  There are several great places nearby to ride. More...

Spice up your landscape with accents of red

Enthusiastic gardeners love to change things up from year to year. Changing the look of a landscape doesn't have to be labor intensive. More...