August 25, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

TPO seeks public input on bridge replacement

The Transportation Planners at West Florida Regional Planning Council have until Thursday, Sept. 1 to make public comments in the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) state resource planning tool.  More...

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Community

South end advocates’ voices heard

¦ County studying possible new district lines for representation

The first proposed new Santa Rosa County district maps were placed on the county’s Web site last Friday and by Monday’s county committee meeting had already caused quite a stir.  County Administrator Hunter Walker said he was the mai More...

Hutchinson picked for Leadership Florida

John L. Hutchinson, Gulf Power Company’s General Manager of Corporate Services, has been selected by Leadership Florida as a member of their 2011-2012 program.  More...

Entertainment

Blake bake sale benefits Ronald McDonald House

FUN BRIEFS

Please join The Blake at Gulf Breeze on Saturday, August 27 for a great community event..  The retirement community will be hosting its 3rd Annual Bake Sale benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Pensacola.  The community is invited to vis More...

Freedom allows you to really enjoy boating

Who fits the profile of the typical member?

What’s better than owning a boat? A Friend with a boat! So, say hello to your new best friend – Freedom Boat Club.  Freedom Boat Club is the nation’s largest members’ only boating club. More...

Summer’s end marks beginning of fall festivals

BEST BETS

As the last weekend of August gives way to the coming of September, the summer schedule of events shifts in a new direction – fall festivals. Bamboo Willies kicks things off with its annual Jamaican Fest, Sept. More...

School

$28M in budget cuts being considered

¦ Outlay projects for schools in Gulf Breeze appear to be safe

The Santa Rosa County School District plans to spend about $28 million less this school year than it did a year ago.  Finance officials and staff still are tweaking the proposed budget of $271.5 million, according to Assistant Superintendent for More...

Students back in school this week

Thousands of students ranging from kindergartners to high school seniors rang in the 2011-12 school year Monday morning.  Gulf Breeze Elementary had seven kindergarten classes, totalling 112 students, attending school for the first time.  O More...

Business

More relief at pump likely during latest crude slide

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell by 4.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Share recipes, heritage; better yet, cook with loved ones and create memories

My dear friend’s mother passed away a few months ago. After the memorial service, we all gathered at her parents’ home, as most Southerners tend to do. And, of course, everyone brought food.  More...

A first class approach to healthcare

Local Internal Medicine Specialist launches Concierge Services

Tired of receiving today’s treadmill-managed healthcare model? Worried that eight minutes of face-to-face time with your doctor may not be long enough to voice your medical concerns?  More...

Emerald Coast Woman’s Club rarin’ to go for fall

The Emerald Coast Woman’s Club will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Sept. 1 at 11:30 a.m. More...

19 fires on peninsula alarm officials

¦ Authorities label blazes as ‘juvenile,’ seek info on arsonist(s)

Local fire departments have been extremely busy lately, battling a series of small fires believed to have been set intentionally.  Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg said there have been 19 fires in the Midway area in the last two week More...

Officials probe power theft

Device found in Plantation Hill home

A warrant was issued this week for a Gulf Breeze man who allegedly rigged a device to steal electricity.  Gulf Breeze Police Department’s Lt. More...

Back to School photos,

Gulf Breeze High seniors arrive Monday. More...

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Island News

Argghhh!

Pirate Paddlers storm ‘Aloha Beach’ each Wednesday

Avast Ye!  Pirates have come ashore on Aloha Beach, and they’ve been doing so every Wednesday evening for about two years.  No eye patches, weapons, or skiffs for these modern-day buccaneers. More...

Pirate Day events offer treasure to adults, kids

Swashbuckling paddle boarders and costumed characters will land on Pensacola Beach, Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the inaugural Pirate Day on Pensacola Beach. More...

Lesson learned: Don’t forget your lunch on the first day of school

Monday was the first day of school for the kids in our community. All those weeks of summer sale shopping were finally put to use. There were fresh haircuts, new backpacks, sharpened pencils, and white sneakers. More...

News

Driver cited in accident

A Pensacola man was cited for careless driving and no proof of insurance after he drove his vehicle off the south side of Gulf Breeze Parkway and struck a car parked at Tires Plus on Friday evening, Aug. 19.  More...

PSC green-lights rate hike

Customers of Gulf Power Co. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   8/16/2010  Hagemann, Angel M., W/F, 31, 2500 block of Lincoln Road, Navarre, drug possession.  8/17/2010  More...

Sports

FSU looks to sharpen the spear this year

¦ FSU is loaded with talent and begins 2011 season ranked 5th overall in both preseason polls

With 18 returning starters, an explosive recruiting class and a No. 5 Preseason ranking in both polls, the Florida State Seminoles enter 2011 with their highest expectations in quite some time.  More...

ACC MEDIA PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH

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FLORIDA STATE 2011 SCHEDULE

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Better school meals: Less fat, sugar, sodium

This week, Santa Rosa County parents sent their children back to school after the summer. Their checklists to get ready included new shoes or a new backpack – paper, pens and other supplies.  More...

‘News,’ Allen commended for historic facts

LETTERS

I wanted to thank Betty Archer Allen and The Gulf Breeze News for your historical coverage of Gulf Breeze. More...