September 29, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Valid survey necessary for accurate evaluations

A Parent Satisfaction Survey (PSS) is available through Oct. 14, and new Gulf Breeze High School Principal Jason Weeks strongly urges every parent of a Gulf Breeze student to take seven minutes to participate. More...

Community

RMHC hosts Fire Truck Pull October 1

The Ronald McDonald House will host their annual Fire Truck Pull competition on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Seville Quarter in downtown Pensacola. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Lighthouse: A tower of mysteries

Do you dare enter one of Pensacola's most haunted buildings? What mysteries might you find in the Pensacola Lighthouse's 159-foot tower and adjacent museum? More...

‘Marine One’ lands at Naval Aviation Museum

Visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum will now have the opportunity to tread where once only U.S. Presidents, Vice Presidents and important foreign heads of state ventured – into a “Marine One” helicopter. More...

October brings fall festivals to Gulf Coast

BEST BETS

September is giving way to the first full month of fall. With the coming of October, the Gulf coast will enjoy a cornucopia of fun festivals and other great events. There will be plenty to do this October, long before Halloween arrives. More...

School

Dolphins Read Every Week, or DREW, puts noses in books

In a world where video games, television sets and cell phones are at their fingertips, many students don’t make time to read for pleasure. More...

Filek ‘air traffic controller’ at Gulf Breeze Elementary

The position may say ‘secretary,’ but Carol Filek is that and a whole lot more at Gulf Breeze Elementary. “Robert Trigg, the previous Assistant Principal, called me the ‘Air Traffic Controller,’” Filek said. More...

‘Club Rush’ gives students door to involvement

Extracurricular activities like Key, Drama, Optimist clubs enhance education

Freshmen and students new to Gulf Breeze High School recently flocked to the media center for Club Rush. More...

Obituaries

AUGUSTA HEROLD

1933-2011

Augusta Margarita Herold, 78, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Aug. 22, 2011. Herold was born June 29, 1933 in Guantanamo, Cuba, and was a long-time resident of Gulf Breeze. More...

ROY TAYLOR

1926-2011

U. S. Army Lt. Col. (ret.) Robert R. “Roy” Taylor Jr., 85, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. More...

Home & Garden

A sacred journey

Honor flight planned to help Pearl Harbor vets visit the Memorial on 70th anniversary

December 7, a day that will live in infamy, is much more than that to local Pearl Harbor survivors. More...

First Fridays are special on the Boardwalk

Strolling along Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach offers window shopping, menu browsing and people watching. Starting Friday, Oct. 7, it will offer a whole lot more. First Fridays, a business networking and social event, kicks off Oct. More...

‘Dollars 4 Danah’ help stroke victim

Friends of Danah Gibson are rallying around her after she suffered a stroke on September 17. More...

Heinberg recalls road to incorporation

It was a cloudy and windy day in the summer of 1946 when my wife, Marian, and I went to the green Peake cottage on Fairpoint in response to an invitation by Dr. and Mrs. Alvyn White to be their guests for long weekend. More...

Teachers’ pay raise comes to fruition

¦ Raise comes as a result of ratified contract between union, district

Some teachers will be getting a pay raise in their October paychecks. More...

Island News

Anything that Floats

Competitors race on

Rescheduled due to Tropical Storm Lee, Bamboo Willie’s annual Labor Day event of Bathtub races or “Anything that Floats” drew several intrepid sailors on Sunday, Sept. More...

Art, Wine and Songwriters

October brings festivals to Pensacola Beach

This weekend, two events bring synergy to Pensacola Beach, partnering fine wine, intriguing art and beautiful music in two separate but integrated festivals. More...

Songwriters add cruising venue

In addition to the many nightclubs and restaurants hosting the Songwriter’s Festival, a twilight cruise is planned in the Santa Rosa Sound aboard the Portofino One. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 9/20/2010 Barfield, Charles Anthony, W/M, 29, 7000 block of Webster Street, Navarre, larceny. 9/21/2010 More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending in Sept. 23, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department responded to a total of 22 incidents. More...

GB home broken into twice

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Gulf Breeze police reoprted a home on Kevin Drive was broken into twice over the weekend. On Sept. 23, the owner of the home was out of town and a caretaker noticed the doorknob broken off, but did not report anything missing from the home. More...

Sports

Dolphins maul Marlins; but pay steep price

¦ deKozan to miss rest of season with knee injury; GBHS at Northview Friday

The Dolphins racked up a coach Chris Nemith-era record 542 yards of total offense Friday as they rolled to a 38-8 win at Arnold Friday. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, the win came with a heavy price tag. More...

Lady Dolphins beat Washington, Catholic

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team notched non-district wins over rivals Washington and Catholic at home last week. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 29Girls golf vs. Navarre, CHSat Hidden Creek, 3 p.m.Boys golf vs. Milton, CHS,Pace at Tiger Point, 3:30p.m.Volleyball vs. West Florida(Ninth grade 4:30 p.m.,JV 5:30, Var. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, October 3Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., CouncilChamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf BreezeTuesday, October 4Gulf Breeze Developmental Review Board6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070Shoreline Drive, Gulf BreezeSanta Rosa More...

Business

Gas prices decline by nearly eight cents per gallon

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 7.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.42/g yesterday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

A change is in the air... and it’s all good

It’s so easy to be inundated with negative news these days. News about the never-ending swirl downward of our economy. References to an unsavable dollar. Counts of unemployed that don’t even sound possible. More...

More compassion should be afforded homeless

LETTERS

I must respond to the Sept. 15 letter in ‘Gulf Breeze News’ concerning transients spotted near the Gulf Islands National Seashore. More...