October 20, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Make your voice heard with FDOT on Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement

It's not too late to play role in bridge's future


Community invited to enjoy 50th anniversary celebration


he much-anticipated culmination of Gulf Breeze’s 50th Anniversary celebration comes Saturday when the City will sponsor an outdoor community event featuring free food, beverages, music, entertainment, a road race and fireworks at scenic South S More...

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Support sought for Deadman’s Island underwater snorkeling trail

Deadman’s Island Project Manager Heather Reed needs your support to obtain funding for a new underwater educational snorkeling trail that will feature the natural resources and historical artifacts found in the water surrounding the island.&nbs More...

Gulf Breeze is a little bluer these days

Special to Gulf Breeze News  Gulf Breeze got a little bluer recently as Boy Scouts from St. More...

GBHS’ first graduate recalls honor

It was by sheer coincidence that Bullen was first to receive a diploma

It had the makings of a typical Friday evening. The family had gathered around the dining table for their usual supper together.  More...


EAAA hosts final 2011 Fort Pickens stargaze October 21

The Escambia Amateur Astronomers will host its final Fort Pickens stargaze of 2011 at Battery Worth on Oct. More...

Don’t miss out on the Beaches to Woodlands Week 3 event schedule

If you haven’t already gotten involved in one of the great events during the annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County, it’s not too late.  Week 3, Oct. 21-27, offers some great events for the entire family. More...

Celebrate National Archaeology Day Oct. 22

Join the Florida Public Archaeology Network (FPAN), as it celebrates the Archaeological Institute of America's (AIA) National Archaeology Day, recognized on Oct. More...


Dolphins pull away in fourth, 31-21

¦ GBHS scores 10 unanswered points; hosts Bay in big district clash Friday night

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team was ‘held’ to a season-low 31 points Friday, but in the end, it was more than the opponent as GBHS beat the Milton Panthers 31-21.  More...

Boys, girls golf teams runners up at district

¦ Both teams advance to regionals Tuesday

The Gulf Breeze boys and girls golf teams took second in their respective District 1-2A Tournaments Monday.  The boys finished only three shots back of champion Niceville. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 20 Swim team hosts Santa Rosa County Championships at The Club, 4:30 p.m. Volleyball at Washington (JV 4 p.m., JV 5, Var. 6) Friday, Oct. 21 Football vs.  More...

Calendar of Events


Monday, October 24 SRC Commission Committee 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Tuesday, October 25 Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustments 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, C More...


Improve your financial picture during ‘open enrollment’ period

Late fall marks the beginning of the holiday season, which probably means that you’ll have a lot going on over the next couple of months. More...

Home & Garden

Fitch ‘at home’

Move from education to real estate successful

2011 marks the fifth anniversary of Cherry Fitch's affiliation with Levin Rinke Resort Realty as a professional realtor. More...

Godwin blooms at ‘1620’

One could say that area native  Annie Godwin,  2008 Gulf Breeze graduate, is on her way to the top of radio reporting. She’s currently the afternoon traffic reporter for NewsRadio1620 and CatCountry 98.7.  More...

Baptist Hospital vies to win $10,000 to Fight Breast Cancer

Baptist Hospital needs the community’s support in the fight to end breast cancer in our lifetime, honor our breast cancer patients and remind everyone that good hand hygiene is the most caring thing we can do for breast cancer patients vulnerab More...

Midway Fire plans January referendum for funds

¦ Millage-rate hike to be sought so District can maintain revenue

The Midway Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners at its Oct. More...

Gray among TEAM’s supporters

Gulf Breeze businessman has seen success from inside

Former Gulf Breeze Mayor Ed Gray III joined several high-profile business owners in publicly voicing support for the embattled Santa Rosa County economic development organization TEAM Santa Rosa.  On Oct. More...

NFL star Baldwin returns home

Seattle Seahawks star rookie receiver Doug Baldwin spoke at Gulf Breeze High’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting and later performed the coin toss for the GBHS-Milton football game. More...

Early efforts to develop Gulf Islands National Seashore faced obstacles

President Nixon signed area’s designation into law in January 1971

In the final days leading up to Saturday's 50th Anniversary Celebration by the City of Gulf Breeze, Gulf Breeze News looks back at the creation of the Gulf Islands National Seashore More...



Island News

‘SUP’ers make waves in cancer fight

Two friends lead fight against two less-funded types of deadly cancer

October has become a month during which wearing pink has become a popular choice, contradictory to traditional fashion advice.  The movement has not been a trend generated by the fashion industry but by millions of people joining together to fig More...

Make plans ... or someone else will

I didn’t get go to DeLuna Fest because I had already made other plans. Instead of rocking out to amazing bands and hanging out at the beach, I was travelling between weddings, football games, and hunting camp preparation.  More...

SRIA getting in on the act of promoting beach concerts

Pensacola Beach visitors and residents should be enjoying some bigname talent in concert at least twice next spring on the Boardwalk – maybe as many as four times during the entire year.  More...


Breezer critical after hitting unyielding car

A Gulf Breeze motorcyclist was critically injured Sunday when a car driven by a Navarre woman pulled into the path of the eastbound bike on U.S. Highway 98 at Green Briar Parkway.  More...

Previously convicted sex offender charged

A Navarre man, a convicted sexual offender, was arrested last week for capital sexual battery on a victim under age 12 and nine counts of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim under 12.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/11/2010  Redfield, Justin Andrew Curtis, B/M, 25, 2200 block of Panhandle Trail, Navarre, sexual assault and lewd and lasciviousbehavior.  10/12/2010  More...


Not your mother’s Home Ec

Dunbar teaches important life skills in difficult era

Of all the elective subjects offered at Gulf Breeze High School, perhaps none has a more dignified title as ‘Family and Consumer Science and Culinary Arts.’  Back in the day, the course was more commonly known as ‘Home Economic More...

Dolphin Debate Team shines in competition; OBE visits GB Zoo

From GBN contributors  The Gulf Breeze High School Debate Team started its competition season with a bang. At Fort Walton Beach High on Oct. 15, the team demonstrated its skill in the art of debating. More...

Prepaid College Plan open

The Florida Prepaid College Board began its 2011-2012 annual enrollment period on Monday.  More...




Joseph C. Conroy, 44, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.  Conroy was born on Feb. 20, 1967 in Ankara, Turkey, to Charles and Rosemary Conroy. After living many places, his family settled in Gulf Breeze in 1981.  More...



Nellie D’Angelo, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Oct. 14, 2011.  More...



Mary C. Jason, 95, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Funeral services will be held in New Boston, N.H., at a later date.  Rose Lawn Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.   More...


Analyst sees pump prices on rise in volatile market


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 6.8 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.40 a gallon Sunday. More...



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Pensacola Tech Campus open for business

Clearly, this community must be focused on developing shovel-ready business sites in order to effectively compete with other regions of the country. More...

SRC tax value among best in Florida

According to a Florida TaxWatch report, ‘How Florida Counties Compare,’ Santa Rosa County ranks 61st out of 67 Florida counties in terms of total county and city taxes per capita, with 67 being the leasttaxed in the state. More...