September 8, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Terrorist attacks still difficult to understand

Editor’s note: Former Gulf Breeze resident Peter Cowley, 44, personally witnessed the fall of the Twin Towers and writes about how the event affected his life. This is the unedited version. More...

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Community

Recreation Center expansion groundbreaking

Members of the Gulf Breeze Parks Board and City Council broke ground on the new Recreation Center Tuesday afternoon. More...

Waggoner earns Registered Nurse credential

BRIEFS

Tess Waggoner, a 2008 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, graduated May 5 from Pensacola State College at age 20 with her Associate of Science degree as a Registered Nurse.  Waggoner received her license on Aug. 28 at the age of 21. More...

County nixes Navarre Review Board after input

There is no more Architectural Review Board in Navarre.  More...

Entertainment

Escambia Bay Homebrewers host Emerald Coast Beer Festival Sept. 8-9

This weekend it’s all about the bee as the Escambia Bay Homebrewers and Seville Quarter are once again hosting the Emerald Coast Beer Festival on Sept. More...

Explore Pensacola Bay by moonlight Sept. 12

BEST BETS

This coming weekend features the annual Emerald Coast Beer Festival, hosted by Seville Quarter. After tasting some great beers, burn off the extra calories on a Full Moon Paddle with Coastal Paddle Co.’s Kevin Cook on Sept. 12. More...

School

Let’s get this party started!

“Hey, hey, hey! It’s DJ Ratté!”

Lynne Ratté livens up the publicaddress system at Gulf Breeze Middle School each Friday morning by playing music from her boom box into the telephone receiver and then making special announcements of More...

Ratté injects fun into GBMS’ day

“Hey, hey, hey! It’s DJ Ratté!”  Those familiar awords are heard each Friday morning on the public-address system at Gulf Breeze Middle School when Lynne Ratté reprises her popular role as ‘DJ Ratté.’  More...

2011-12 SANTA ROSA SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Faith

GBUMC collects pajamas for foster children

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church is assisting an important Pajama Drive for Foster Children beginning Sunday, Sept. 11 and continuing through Oct. 10.  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society prepares for entertaining season

The Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society has many exciting programs and Board meetings for the 2011-2012 fiscal year, according to President Randall Broxton  More...

Pruning roses now will afford lovely fall display

In Northwest Florida, early September is the time to begin preparing your ever-blooming roses for a beautiful fall display. More...

‘GBN’ sports editor wins $10,000 in Hooters contest

Gulf Breeze News sporst editor Jason Thompson collected $10,000 from the Hooters restaurant company last week after being selected the nationwide winner in a contest that drew more than 56,000 contestants.  Thompson voted online for his favorite More...

Firefighters honor heroes from all walks

The Santa Rosa County Firefighters’ Association will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. More...

Long sentenced to 28 years

A Gulf Breeze antique store owner was sentenced to 28 years in prison last Friday for her role as an accessory after the fact in the highly publicized 2009 murders of Byrd and Melanie Billings in rural Escambia County.  More...

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Island News

T.S. Lee blows away Labor Day visitors

Blowing sand and high waves drew visitors to  Pensacola Beach to view nature’s fury during Tropical Storm Lee, but it wasn’t enough to offset the number of canceled vacations.  More...

Number of turtle nests rises

Pensacola Beach is hatching new turtles, offering a new family pass for the fishing pier, and soon might have a new concert series to offer.  Mark Nicholas of the Gulf Islands National Seashore National Park Service told the board that this year More...

New Sandpipers

A new flock of Sandpipers is now roosting on the beach. Pensacola Beach kindergarten teacher Jennifer Neal shared photos of her 2011-2012 class as they enjoy their playground on Pensacola Beach. More...

News

Coastal Cleanup seeks volunteers’ help

Trash doesn’t fall from the sky, it falls from human hands, and human hands have the power to stop it.  More...

Gulf Breeze boater still missing

The fate of a 41-year-old Gulf Breeze boater was in question after his 32-foot Boston Whaler vessel was discovered unmanned on Friday, Sept. 2 near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Sept. 2, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 17 emergencies. More...

Sports

Dolphins make big splash, blast Braves 54-0 in opener

¦ Defense holds Walton to 60 yards of total offense, wins first opener since 2004; Catholic next

While Tropical Storm Lee was making waves up and down the Gulf Coast last week, the Gulf Breeze Dolphins were making waves of their own.  The Dolphin offense did not punt once all night, while the defense held Walton to just 60 yards of total of More...

Baldwin makes team

A lifelong dream of 2007 GBHS graduate Doug Baldwin came true Saturday when he learned he made the Seattle Seahawks’ 53-man roster.  “It was really low stress (Saturday), to be honest, because ultimately, it was out of my control,&rd More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 8 Boys golf at Tiger Point East vs. Pace and Milton, 3:30 p.m. Girls golf at A.C. Read vs. Catholic, 3 p.m. Volleyball vs. Niceville (Ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 5:30, Var.  More...

Business

Tropical Storm Lee might affect prices at pump soon

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 0.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.55 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

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9/11 proper time to thank public servants

It is difficult to imagine how bad a hurricane can be until you have seen firsthand what a 10-foot storm surge or 110-mph winds can do. The same is true for a fire scene. More...

Mid-summer tourism booms in Escambia

Tourism in Escambia County set lodging revenue records in both June and July, according to Denis McKinnon, chairman of the Escambia County Tourist Development Council.  More...