July 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

GB Police nab another top honor

¦ Coastwatchers initiative results in FPCA Pomerance

The success of the City of Gulf Breeze’s Coastwatchers oil response program has resulted in the Gulf Breeze Police Department receiving yet another award – the Rocky Pomerance Excellence in Policing Award, given by the Florida Police Chie More...

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Community

‘Dollars for Dylan’ raffle under way

BRIEFS

A fund-raising raffle begins today and will last through Aug. More...

City accepts Hewes’ $6.2M bid for Rec Center project

CITY HALL

At the May 2 City Council meeting, the Council established a budget of $5.2 million for the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center expansion.  More...

GB Toastmasters to celebrate success July 27

The Gulf Breeze Toastmasters will hold its Celebration Meeting on Wednesday, July 27 at the First Baptist Church on Fairpoint Drive.  More...

Entertainment

Gear up for the 5th Annual Fishin' Chix Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo

Mark your calendars for the 5th annual Fishin’ Chix Pink Rubber Boots Ladies Fishing Rodeo on July 23 at Flounder’s Chowder House in Pensacola Beach, Florida.  Events, all at Flounder’s Chowder House surrounding the fishing rod More...

Choral Society of Pensacola announces Aug. auditions

FUN BRIEFS

The Choral Society of Pensacola – Northwest Florida’s premier symphonic chorus – will hold auditions for new singers on Saturday, August 6, in Room 801 of the Pensacola State College Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, 1000 College Boulev More...

Forthcoming festivities feature free family fun

BEST BETS

There’s no shortage of fun stuff to do this week, and best of all, most of the events are absolutely free! More...

School

Six periods, hundreds of changes

Hepworth keeps GBMS game plan going

When the Santa Rosa County School District decided in May to change to a six-period teaching schedule for the fall, Debbie Hepworth knew her job was about to get more demanding.  More...

2011-12 SANTA ROSA CO. SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Tax-free holiday set for Aug. 12-14

The Florida Department of Revenue announced that a 2011 Sales Tax Holiday will go into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 and last through 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 14 to help the public with back-to-school shopping.  More...

Faith

Thomas gets big send-off

The chancel choir of Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church threw a going-away party June 25 for organist Shawn Thomas, who has been on staff at the church for more than three years.  More...

St. Ann/Our Lady selects Fifield

Angela Fifield is the new Faith Formation Director for St. Ann and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic churches in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach.  More...

Business

Pump prices 95 cents higher than one year ago

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 5.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.65 a gallon Sunday. More...

Small biz owners should consider these retirement plans

Own a small business? CFor a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby boom generation, are considering retiring later than they might have originally planned.  More...

Opinion

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Vision 2015 plan helping ensure prosperity

When Vision 2015, a fiveyear plan to create 3,000 new jobs, was announced last year, the community’s response was overwhelming. We soared past our budget goals, and since the elements of Vision 2015 have been falling into place.  More...

Porn epidemic threatens country’s moral fabric

LETTERS

Having recently celebrated our nation’s birth, I thought that my fellow Americans should be alerted to one of the most dangerous activities destroying America today, causing personal and familial heartache, moral decay and a weakening of the Am More...

Gulf Breeze scientist honored at White House

¦ Green energy sector leader recognized as ‘Champion of Change’

Two Santa Rosa County residents was honored at the White House on Tuesday for their efforts to strengthen the local economy, create jobs and help the Gulf Coast recover from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  More...

Driver’s license location hopping

¦ South Santa Rosa Service Center is new site for Gulf Breeze

Santa Rosa County Tax Collector Stan Colie Nichols surveyed the crowded waiting room and was glad to see his South Santa Rosa County office humming.  More...

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Island News

Sun sets on taxation fight

Final case is decided in favor of Property Appraiser, who will tax improvements and land as well

A fter almost five months of deliberating, the District Court of Appeals ruled in the case of 1108 Ariola LLC. v. Jones, et. al.  The verdict: Improvements on Pensacola Beach leasehold property are taxable.  More...

A trip to Africa reminds us to be grateful

I am one week into my trip to Africa. I have been to the Kalahari desert, the heart of Harare, Zimbabwe, and even watched Aljazeera television. In some ways, I am on information overload. More...

Navarre Pier cuts cost of annual fishing pass

As expected, the Santa Rosa County Board of Commission last week voted to lower the cost of the annual fishing passes for the Navarre Beach Pier and added a family pass option. The new fee schedule for annual fishing passes is:  More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   7/12/2010  Baringer, Mark Edson, W/M, 47, 2700 block of Bay Club Drive, 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 July 15, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 11 emergencies. More...

Backpack bandit arrested

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

At 3:45 a.m. on July 18, Gulf Breeze Police Officer Jason Denney observed a man bicycling across the Pensacola Bay Bridge toward Pensacola. Denney was concerned about the welfare of the man, who was traveling without any lights.  More...

Sports

Dolphins rout Vikings in 7-on-7

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team scored on five of its first seven possessions as it rolled to a 62-39 win over Fort Walton Beach in 7-on-7 action Thursday. More...

Sports Briefs

Dolphin Football Camp July 25-27 behind high school   The Gulf Breeze High football program is holding its annual football camp July 25-27 from 5-7 p.m. More...

Green reels in a big red

Jack Green, age 78, spent 20 minutes battling this 28-pound red snapper recently. More...

Obituaries

JULIA WINDLEY

1920-2011

Julia B. Windley, 90, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2011.  Windley was born Nov. 7, 1920. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 21SRC School Board BudgetPresentation 6:30 p.m.,School Board Building, 5086Canal Street, MiltonMonday, July 25Santa Rosa CountyCommission Committee 9a.m., County AdministrativeCente More...

Seniors

Gulf Breeze Hospital: Focused on quality care for seniors and community

Since 1985, Gulf Breeze Hospital has provided expert, personalized care combined with the latest technology and medical specialists usually found only in larger hospitals.  Every employee and volunteer at GBH is committed to providing safe and More...

Savvy seniors learn computer skills to simplify daily life

Are you a senior who would like to use a computer to keep in touch with family and friends? More...

Watch for signs that your aging relative may need assistance

As our parents age we all begin to worry about their health and safety, especially in these times when families are growing apart geographically. Many of us are unable to physically participate in our parent’s lives on a dayto day basis. More...