October 13, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

City to buy 3 CNG fleet vehicles

¦ Compressed natural gas is more affordable than traditional fuel, clean

As owners of the Gulf Breeze Natural Gas utility, city leaders have prioritized converting the city’s automotive fleet to compressed natural gas (CNG) to coincide with its construction of a compressed natural gas pumping station in the city.&nb More...

Publix returns as Beach Bowl sponsor

Traveling trophy goes to winner of annual GBHS-Navarre football game

Publix Supermarkets recently agreed to return to be the sponsor of the fourth annual Publix Beach Bowl Cup presented by ‘ Gulf Breeze News.’   The traveling trophy goes to the winner of the annual seasonending game between rivals Gul More...

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Community

Run for the Future is Oct. 22

The Gulf Breeze 50th Anniversary Run for the Future 5K Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at 4:30 p.m. More...

Take your pick: Golf in day (or night)

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Club will host its 12th annual benefit golf tournament on Friday, Oct. More...

It is easy being green after all

Five green things to nibble on…  More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/4/2010  Cody, Stacey Lavorgna, W/F, 40, 1800 block of Lighthouse Point Drive, Gulf Breeze, drug possession.  10/8/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Oct. 7, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 9 emergencies. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Three unlocked vehicles were targeted in the early morning hours of Friday, Oct. 7. The vehicles, parked on Shirley and Stearns Drives, were burglarized of assorted change and a few cell phones that were recovered in a nearby yard.  On Oct. More...

School

She’s a ‘Data Hound’

GBMS’ Henderson embraces e-progress

Traditionalists might frown on society’s shift to electronic communications and mediums. More...

GBHS’ Andrews rates as NASP semifinalist

Summer K. More...

Obituaries

JAMES COPELAND JR.

1972-2011

James Calvin Copeland Jr., 39, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.  Copeland was born May 12, 1972 and lived most of his life in Florence, Miss., before moving to Florida three years ago. More...

MARYANN STONE

1915-2011

Maryann Ruth Renfroe Stone, 95, of Pensacola, passed away on Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.  Stone was born in Pace on Nov. Stone 21, 1915 to Daniel and Mary (Wyse) Renfroe. More...

Health

Baptist’s Viola recognized

HEALTH

Mike Viola of Baptist Health Care has been selected as Florida Healthcare Engineering Association’ s Viola 2011 Engineer of the Year.  More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Homecoming atmosphere was electric

Random thoughts while sitting by a breeze-blown bonfire under this week’s full moon:   More...

Floridians have generated 87,200 new jobs

As you know, my campaign involved a very specific plan: Seven steps to 700,000 jobs. None of us can predict the future, including economists. More...

Biz heavyweights support TEAM

¦ Avalex, Lifeguard Ambulance and AppRiver execs speak out

No decision on the future of Santa Rosa County economic development organization – TEAM Santa Rosa – was made at last Thursday’s two workshops to take a closer look at what TEAM has or has not accomplished over the last several year More...

Make plans now to attend FDOT’s next bridge meeting

The next Florida Department of Transportation public information meeting regarding the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18 in the Pensacola Civic Center.  More...

Tiger Point likely to get new center

County Commission expected to vote today

Wheels have started rolling for a community center in Tiger Point to become a reality. More...

First Recreation Center was old, wooden Navy barracks

COUNTDOWN TO 50

A fter Gulf Breeze incorporated in 1961, the first City Council began the arduous task of creating a city government. One of the successful efforts by Gulf Breeze’s pioneering Council was acquiring 153 acres for recreational purposes. More...

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Island News

22 cyclists set out to complete Roger Grooters’ bicycle journey

In chartreuse jerseys that read “We Ride For Roger,” 22 cyclists headed out to finish a ride begun more than a year ago.  More...

DeLuna Fest takes stage this weekend

With only a few days to go before the event, DeLuna Fest isn’t releasing any information on the number of tickets or hotel packages sold in association with the event.  With headliner Linkin Park out of the concert lineup, Jane’s Add More...

Entertainment

Fair gets legit with Hammer

Just when you thought Pensacola’s biggest agricultural and entertainment attraction couldn’t get any more legit, the Pensacola Interstate Fair announces ’90s hip-hop icon MC Hammer will be performing live at the event this year.&nbs More...

Beaches to Woodlands Week 3 event schedule

¦ Santa Rosa Art Association's "Artfest" (Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.): “Artfest” takes place at the Santa Rosa Auditorium, 4530 Spikes Way, Milton. The event will be showcasing the work of member artists. More...

Ghosts, gyros, great music gather this week

BEST BETS

This weekend’s exciting entertainment lineup is headlined by the DeLuna Fest beach music festival. Also, the haunted ghost tours continue in Pensacola. More...

Sports

GBHS loses Homecoming shootout

¦ Five turnovers too much to overcome in 38-35 loss; hosts Milton Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team had won its last two games big by being able to do two things – taking advantage of opportunities on offense and not giving up the big play on defense.  They weren’t able to do either on Friday a More...

Lady Dolphins lose at Catholic

¦ Lady Dolphins look to bounce back by clinching top seed in district Saturday

The Lady Dolphins appeared early to be on its way to its eighth consecutive win over archrival Catholic, but the Lady Crusaders rallied to beat Gulf Breeze 18-25, 26-24, 25-20, 27- 25, 15-10 Thursday.  More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 13 Girls golf at Tiger Point East vs. Navarre, 3:30 p.m. JV, ninth grade football at Milton, 5:30/7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 Football vs.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, October 13 SRC North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., Blackwater Heritage State Trail, 5533 Alabama Street, Milton SRC Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Admin Center, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Mi More...

Business

Pump prices have dropped 21.6 cents in past month

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32 gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Glenda DeRamus is on a mission to improve lives through better hearing

Gulf Breeze has its own hearing aid center, now that DeRamus Hearing Aid Center is open at 2717 Gulf Breeze Parkway, next to the Bordelon Law Firm.  More...

Dividing perennial plants pays dividends

After a few years in the garden, some perennial plants grow too big for their own good. When perennial plants become overcrowded they tend to bear fewer flowers and, in some cases, die in the center. More...

Red Hot Mamas to focus on Breast Cancer

An estimated 260,000 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and 70- 80% of them have no known family history. Attendees at this session will learn about risk factors, symptoms and the newest screening methods available today. More...