June 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Midway Fire Chief addresses revenue shortfall

Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg recently met with Gulf Breeze News Editor Joe Culpepper to discuss the fire department’s financial status following state funding cutbacks, the recession and the Gulf oil spill. The Midway Fire More...

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Island News

All Aboard!

Trolleys traverse Pensacola Beach

On Friday, The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) inaugurated a beach-wide, free trolley service offering GPS-assisted, real-time, on-time schedule information. The service runs daily, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., through Aug. 14. More...

Take a hike on Saturday; it’s National Trails Day

To commemorate National Trails Day, join a park ranger for a walk on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. along the Fort Pickens seawall and out to the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Undersea attraction open

Escambia County’s second snorkel reef, located in Santa Rosa Sound (Lat. 30-19.673’, Lon. 87-10.870’) on the bay side of Park West, due north about 100 yards off shore, is open. More...

News

Tiger Point crash injures 4 people

Four occupants of two vehicles received serious injuries during a spectacular collision on U.S. Highway 98 at Tiger Point Boulevard at 9:04 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 5/18/2010 Albin, Christopher Glenn, W/M, 39, 2700 block of Country Breeze Boulevard, Navarre, drug possession and trafficking methamphetamine. More...

Holiday hops with influx of visitors

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Visitors to the area kept Gulf Breeze police officers busy this week. On Wednesday, May 25, officers arrested a man parked at the fishing gazebo on Pensacola Beach Boulevard with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. More...

Sports

GBHS baseball, softball smartest in state

Gulf Breeze High finishes 2010-11 school year as 4A state runners-up behind Bradenton’s Lakewood Ranch

The Gulf Breeze High sports program ended the 2011 season with a bang as they finished second in the state in Class 4A in the Florida High School Athletic Association’s Academic Team Championships. More...

Lightning ends All-Star Games early

Two members of the GBHS softball and baseball teams participated in the Pensacola Sports Association’s All-Star Baseball and Softball Games Thursday at UWF. More...

Ratte, Smith ink with Flagler, Faulkner State

Justin Ratte became the third Dolphin baseball player in the last four years to sign with a four-year school when he signed a letter of intent to play for Flagler College, a Division II school in St. Augustine. More...

Obituaries

RUTH DESMOND

1921-2011

Ruth Elizabeth Desmond, 89, a long-time resident of Pensacola Beach, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Desmond was born Sept. 5, 1921, in Woodsville, N.H. The daughter of the late Wilfred J. and Francis D. Larty, she married Jeremiah W. More...

JOYCE MICHAEL

1943-2011

Joyce Elaine Michael, 67, of Navarre, passed away on Monday, May 16, 2011, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was born Nov. 13, 1943, in Mobile to Marvin Ernest Brooks and Edith Turner Brooks. More...

JOHN SEARS

1957-2011

John Franklin Sears, 53, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on May 14, 2011 as a result of an automobile accident. Sears was the son of Jerry Doyle “J.D.” Sears and Margaret Mitchell. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Six-period day an operational decision

The 2011-2012 school year will offer a number of challenges and excitement for our area schools. More...

Randel deserving of ‘GBN’ recognition

LETTERS

I enjoyed reading about ‘Community Difference Maker’ Dr. Robert Randel in the May 26 Gulf Breeze News. What an excellent choice! More...

Legals

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SRC positioned for next BRAC coming in 2013

¦ UPA learns importance of mission to protect land, air, sea

Attendees at United Peninsula Association’s May 17 meeting received an indepth presentation by Santa Rosa County Commissioner Don Salter on our county’s unique position as “the U.S. More...

State: Online class required

¦ Move to six periods creates mandate to pass one online course before graduation

Every incoming freshman at any Florida high school beginning this fall must complete one online course before they graduate in four years. That is the latest legislation approved and signed by Gov. More...

Lawmakers to face public

¦ Area Legislative Delegation will field questions on live TV

WSRE-TV, the viewer-supported Public Broadcasting Service for the Gulf Coast, will air a live dialogue with the Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation tonight (Thursday, June 2) from 8 to 9 p.m. More...

 

Community

City plans 50th anniversary celebration later this summer

The City of Gulf Breeze is celebrating the 50th year of its incorporation as a city. The anniversary will be marked with a gala on Aug. 22 and a community celebration in the fall. More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

Where is the first known cemetery in Gulf Breeze?

In 1875, Nelson Duncan was marking off some of his land to build a school house near the end of Fairpoint Drive. As he began to clear the land, he found some graves at the site. More...

PB Woman’s Club membership climbs to 112

The Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club held its final meeting of the year on May 19 at the Beach Community Church. More...

Entertainment

Fiesta Days finally are here!

Fiesta Days are back, with the Fiesta of Five Flags 62nd anniversary celebration taking place June 2-12 in Pensacola. More...

Bands confirmed for DeLuna Fest II

Organizers of the secondannual DeLuna Fest at Pensacola Beach on late Tuesday released the following musical acts that have affirmed their participation in the Oct. 13-16 event. More...

Exploreum science center offers kids summer camps

Instill a love of science in your kids this summer, while they have a great time! Kids can enjoy interactive and educational camps in topics ranging from aviation to earth science. More...

School

AFJROTC unit changes command

The Gulf Breeze High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps conducted a Change of Command ceremony on May 25 as part of the unit’s 18th annual awards ceremony. More...

PBES ‘Spring Fling’ nets record sale sum

The Pensacola Beach Elementary Charter School held its annual “Spring Fling” on Sunday, May 22, at Landshark Landing. More...

RECOGNITIONS

GBHS Air Force JuniorReserve OfficersTraining Corps Unit 932Awards CeremonyMay 25, 2011 More...

Faith

Dixie Echoes headline show at Pace church

The world-famous Dixie Echoes gospel singing group will headline a music show at 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Pace. More...

GOD’S WORD

“And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Monday, June 6Gulf Breeze City Council6:30 p.m., Council Chamber,City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive,Gulf BreezeSanta Rosa CountyCommission Committee 9a.m., County AdministrativeCenter, Commissioner's BoardRoom, 6495 Caroline Street,M More...

Home & Garden

Thrill to flight

at the Naval Aviation Museum

Have you been in the sun too long and not sure what to do? Escape the heat and take off in The National Naval Aviation Museum’s two brand new state-of-the-art MaxFlight Simulators. More...

H2O debuts delicious new Spring, Summer menu for Gulfside dining

I love food – period. And when I was dining at the H2O Cajun Asian Grill in the Hilton Pensacola Beach last week I was purring with pleasure. More...

Get rid of weedy vines before they are established

Native and ornamental vines can sometimes become weedy problems in landscapes. Whether they are brought in unknowingly by a good meaning gardener or they creep in from woody areas or neighbors, many can be hard to control if left unchecked. More...