November 10, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Billy Bob’s BBQ closes its doors

A popular eatery went out of business this week.  A sign was posted on the door at Billy Bob’s Beach Barbecue, 911 Gulf Breeze Parkway, on Tuesday stating that the restaurant was closed.  “We gave it our best shot,” owner More...

Council splits 3-2 on $400K long-range plan

¦ Zimmern: ‘We are called to be visionaries’

Gulf Breeze Councilmen discussed at length the value of a proposed long-range master plan for the city during both their Executive Meeting last week and Monday’s Council meeting.  The only item debated – the price of such a major stu More...

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Sweet Potato Queen Browne wows loyalists

“Zip-a-dee-doo-dah, zip-adee ay! My, oh my what a wonderful day. Plenty of sunshine heading my way. Zip-a-deedoo dah, zip-a-dee-ay!”  ¦  Is there a bluebird on your shoulder? If not, get one! More...

President Lincoln had special orders for Porter, Fort Pickens

The Gulf Breeze Historical Society met Oct. 18 for its monthly meeting and program, and what a program it was!  More...

American Legion 378 to distribute poppies

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...


Honor our service men and women at Veterans Day events

Friday, Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, and there are lots of great community events celebrating the sacrifices and accomplishments of our military service men and women.  More...

Here’s what’s coming up on the Gulf coast

Wear your kimono to PMA’s kimono exhibit Friday, Nov. 11   Join Pensacola Museum of Art as it opens an stunning exhibition “Woven and Wrapped: Kimonos, Clothing and Culture of Early 20th Century Japan,” Friday, Nov. More...

Vinyl hosts tribute to MJ Nov. 12

On Saturday, Nov. 12, Vinyl Music Hall celebrates the “King of Pop.”  Who's Bad, The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Band, takes the stage in downtown Pensacola at 8:30 p.m. More...


Dolphin football playoff-bound

¦ GBHS beats Arnold, loses to West Florida; will play at Wakulla in first playoff game in eight years

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team did find a chair when the music stopped Monday – just not the seat they had hoped for.  More...

Six swimmers head to state meet Saturday

¦ 200-yard freestyle relay team top seed

Five members of the Dolphin swim team will miss Friday’s football game against Navarre – but they have a real good reason.  The five – P.J. More...

Schultz competes at state golf meet

Gulf Breeze junior Jr Schultz shot an 84 and an 81 at the 2A state golf tournament in Howey-In-The- Hills last week.  “I’ve never played anything like it,” Schultz said of the El Campeon Course at Mission Hills.  More...




Alecs Barona, 20, of Gulf Breeze, passed away in his sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011.  More...



Joan Ames Burr, 88, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 7, 2011.  Burr was born July 14, 1923 in North Easton, Mass., to parents Lucy Fuller and Winthrop Ames, the wellknown theatrical producer and director in New York. More...



Shirley Lawrence, 75, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011.  The daughter of the late Gilbert and Margaret Perry, Lawrence was born April 16, 1936 and raised in New Bedford, Mass. She lived in Gulf Breeze since 1975.  More...



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Numbers reveal veterans’ great sacrifices

Gulf Breeze News thanks all United States military veterans, past and present, for preserving our country’s freedom and allowing our citizens to live in the greatest country in the world.  Friday is Veterans Day 2011. More...

On the Spot:

Who will you be remembering on Veterans Day this Friday?

“I will be remembering my cousin. He was a Marine pilot.” Stacy Sarra Pensacola More...

1 dead in Navarre truck-bus accident

Santa Rosa school bus carrying no students was involved

One person was killed Thursday when a truck collided with a Santa Rosa County school bus at approximately 2 p.m. More...

County Commission looks again at new Judicial Center

Courthouse in Milton is antiquated, inadequate; staff to look at cost numbers and report back to commission

By Pam Brannon  More...

Friendships take back seat in Beach Bowl

GBHS’ McGee, Navarre’s Jones best buddies since first grade

Kyle McGee and Dusty Jones are the best of friends, but they know that will have to be put aside for about three hours on Friday.  More...

Decorated Lewis proud of service in U.S. military

¦ Air Force Major General flew many combat missions

November 11 is a day for opening your arms to our military veterans; a day for recognizing the importance of our way of life, liberty and the people who sacrificed to preserve it.  Veterans Day is when we show our gratitude for people like Ret. More...

Interfaith Ministries Thrift Shop note paid

¦ Non-profit pays mortgage off in 8 years

In an age when mortgage foreclosures are all too common, it’s refreshing to know that one local non-profit agency achieved just the opposite.  More...



Island News

New medical clinic opens in Gulf Breeze


‘Doc-n-a-Box’ Walk-In Medical Clinic is open in the Live Oak Village plaza near Office Depot. More...

Asphalt removal underway in National Seashore

If you take a drive down the scenic undeveloped portions of Pensacola beach, you’ll notice some things sticking up out of the sand – sea oats, dune fencing, a few trees and huge chunks of More...

National Scholastic Surfing Association award winners

On Nov. 5, the National Scholastic Surfing Association’s contest was held on Pensacola Beach. More...



A car burst into flames Sunday afternoon on U.S. 98 near Marble Court. Midway Fire firefighter Jake Noa eventually put the flames out. Authorities did not release the name of the driver. More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Nov. 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 11 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   11/1/2010  Boykin, Kolton Lewis Selwyn, W/M, 22, 1200 block of College Parkway, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.  More...


GBHS’ Parker inspires history buffs

¦ First in a series  The verdict is in. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle releases first nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. Richard Cobb, principal of Gulf Breeze Middle School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the first nine-weeks grading period of the 2011-12 school year.  More...

OB Elementary releases first nine weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A Honor Roll  First Grade  More...


GB Methodist Church ready to spring another ‘Parent Trap’

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church has several activities coming up that are sure to be of interest to the community.  More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, November 10 SRC Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Midway Fire District Millage Referendum Town Hall Meeting 6 p.m., Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Community L More...


Surprisingly, average prices not fluctuating greatly


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.29 a gallon Sunday. More...


Fashion, hair style show set for Nov. 19


New Attitude Salon and Day Spa will host a Fall Fashion and Hair Style Show to benefit breast cancer research from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center. More...

Home & Garden

Captured in a Quilt

Hobby quilter’s Blue Angels tribute will be on exhibit this weekend at Naval Aviation Museum

It’s all her sister Juliette’s fault, Suzette Brinker will tell you, for introducing her to the art of quilting. More...

Prevent illness this winter

(ARA) - The colder winter months are notorious for sniffling noses, deep coughs, achy bodies and fevers. More...