November 3, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Reward offered as vandals mar park

Almost as soon as the new restrooms were finished at Shoreline Park, vandals brought black spray paint to mar the freshly painted walls.  Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation Director Ron Pulley said it took almost 40 man hours to clean up the mess, More...

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Community

American Legion 378 to distribute poppies Nov. 11

The American Legion Auxiliary 378 will have its Annual Poppy Distribution in front of Publix and Winn Dixie in Gulf Breeze on Friday, Nov. 11 from 8 a.m. More...

Gulf Power: Be alert for fraud artists

Scam artists have victimized residents in Northwest Florida recently by impersonating utility company employees.  More...

Relay For Life ‘Battlers’ raise funds

The ‘Bayside Battlers,’ a local Relay For Life fundraising team, recently staged its fifth-annual Witches Brew party to benefit the American Cancer Society. More...

Entertainment

Emerald Coast gets look at iconic pieces

40TH ANNIVERSARY OF HARD ROCK CAFE

DESTIN – It started as a cool little café in London in 1971, serving casual American fare.  The food must have been pretty good because Eric Clapton was a regular lunch patron. More...

Blue Angels preparing for Homecoming Show

BEST BETS

This weekend features the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, held at downtown Pensacola’s Historic Seville Square. Also, Margaritaville Hotel is hosting its first ever Sand 5K and SUP Race on Saturday. Next week is all about the Blues. More...

School

Baugus is Woodlawn’s top teacher

Jeff Baugus, an eighth-grade Math, Algebra, and Algebra Honors teacher, has been selected Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  More...

Bodies in motion grow strong

Clayton champions students’ development

Mindy Clayton ranks as one of Gulf Breeze’s foremost advocates for physical fitness and healthy lifestyles. More...

WBMS robotics team shines at competition

Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Wildcats, sponsored by science teacher Shannon Farrell, claimed several top honors in last week’s Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition at the University of West Florida.   More...

Faith

St. Ann cookbook on sale this weekend

St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze has collected the best recipes from group members, family and friends and compiled them into an attractive keepsake cookbook.  More...

Coastline Fall Fest is Sunday

Coastline Calvary Chapel invites the community to enjoy its Coastline Fall Fest, a family-focused, fun-filled event at 10: 30 a. m. on Sunday, Nov. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, November 3Santa Rosa County North End TouristDevelopment Committee 8:30 a.m., Santa RosaCounty Chamber of Commerce, 5247 StewartStreet, MiltonMonday, November 7Santa Rosa County Commission Committee9 a.m., County Administrative Center, More...

Home & Garden

Kessler finds newest path helping others lose weight healthfully

There are many paths that successful entrepreneurs can point to in describing a personal route for achievement. Some people are driven to succeed from their earliest memories with one special goal in mind. More...

Pia Jacobsen leaves GBHS to start her own business

Pia Jacobsen is going to miss the kids at Gulf Breeze High School. For the past four years, Pia has worked in the school's cafeteria - the last two years as the assistant food service manager, prepping healthy meals and serving students. More...

Colorful bedding plants can brighten up a winter day

Decreasing day length is a signal to start preparing for winter. Soon, deciduous shrubs will drop their leaves and the landscape will appear stark and less impressive. More...

City responds to minimum 6-lane bridge

¦ Master Plan sought to ensure local traffic needs can be protected

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) plans now reflect that the replacement bay bridge will have a minimum of six lanes, and Gulf Breeze city leaders have been working quickly to hire a consultant to help prepare a Master Plan to best ensure t More...

Dolphins’ Halpin is finalist for Rudy Award

¦ National honor named after inspirational athlete featured in popular movie

Gulf Breeze High School might have trophy cases full of awards, but the addition of a Rudy Award trophy would mean a lot to the school and senior nominee Shane Halpin.  More...

Rec Center construction on schedule

¦ Discovery of 3-foot sublevel of peat required 5,000 cubic yards of dirt

Gulf Breeze City Council received an update at its Executive Council meeting regarding the status of the construction of the new Recreation Center.  The tennis portion of the facility is near completion, with the northern courts undergoing repai More...

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Island News

Walk in the moonlight Saturday

Imagine a moonlit stroll on Pensacola Beach, complete with a blanket, a picnic basket and a park ranger explaining the planetary lineup.  More...

Innisfree Hotels wins developer award

Holiday Inn Pensacola Beach opened in February

Innisfree Hotels was selected by Intercontinental Hotels as 2011 Developer of the Year for American mid scale brands for developing the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach. They were chosen from hundreds of hotels flying multiple brand flags.  More...

Navarre Beach may get outdoor amphitheater

Tiger Point Community Center is also in the planning stages in Santa Rosa Co.

Next year, Tiger Point/Gulf Breeze may get a new community center, while the Navarre Beach community may get an outdoor amphitheater. Both projects are on the drawing board for Santa Rosa County right now. 9  More...

News

GINS adds more management plan meetings

Superintendent Dan Brown announced earlier this week that Gulf Islands National Seashore will hold two additional open house meetings to present the draft General Management Plan and to gather public input and comment.  The first open house will More...

Natural gas line to extend to Pensacola Beach; construction should take 8 months to complete

Gulf Breeze Natural Gas is extending gas services to Pensacola Beach via a natural gas pipeline, and construction is underway. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   10/27/2010  Brown, Christopher Allen, W/M, 32, 2200 block of Tom Street, Navarre, larceny and dealing in stolen property.  More...

Sports

Dolphins lose game, QB to Choctaw

¦ Bennett injures shoulder week before Dolphins’ biggest game of the year at Rutherford

“You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life. It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward, how much you can take and keep moving forward. More...

SHOOTOUT SCENARIOS

The Dolphins play at Rutherford Friday, while Bay plays at Arnold. More...

GB volleyball three-peats as district champs

¦ No. 5 GBHS could see ninthranked Arnold in regional semifinals

While the team may look entirely different, the regular season for the Lady Dolphin volleyball team ended the way it had the previous two years – with a district championship.  More...

Obituaries

ROBERT BURKE

1928-2011

Robert Oliver Burke, 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away at home on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.  The eighth of nine children of the late Walter and Hazel Burke, Bob was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Memphis. More...

SIDNEY TIMMONS

1924-2011

Sidney Davis Timmons, 87, of Gulf Shores, Ala., and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.  Timmons, born  More...

Business

Diesel consumers paying 80 cents more per gallon

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Let’s not get lost in the recent negativity

I appreciate the opportunity to share some things that are going on in Santa Rosa County. It seems we have had a lot of negative things happening lately, but I think we need to give equal time to all of the good things happening in our county. More...

Has cancer become too commercialized?

LETTERS

“Bras Across the Bridge” in pink greets drivers through our graffiti bridge. More...