November 17, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Advanced Life Support service next on MFD’s chopping block?

¦ If January referendum fails, Midway Fire also could lay off three to six personnel

Should voters reject a Jan. 31, 2012 referendum to increase tax revenue for Midway Fire District, the next service on the department’s budgetary chopping block would be providing Advanced Life Support (ALS) to area residents.  More...

GB businesses ride wave of faith to expansion

¦ Innerlight and Coastal Paddle Co. taking leap of faith

Two Gulf Breeze “boardbased” businesses are riding of wave of faith amidst the seas of challenging conditions for small businesses. More...

Special Sections



Pet Fest returns Saturday at GBES field

It’s the social event your pets look forward to all year long.  The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Pet Fest returns for another fun-filled day on Saturday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Mediacom boosts HD lineup with more to come

Mediacom announced that 70 new television channels are available to area customers in northwest Florida including an unprecedented addition of 45 high-definition (HD) channels.  The channels were added as Mediacom took its final step to upgrade More...

Gaetz: NW Florida leading recovery

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Two MFD trucks are ALS

MFD has crossedtrained Firefighter/ Paramedics that serve in a dual-role capacity. Both the primary Engine and Ladder trucks are permitted by the State of Florida as Advanced Life Support vehicles.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   11/10/2010  Daniel, Frank Gantt, W/M, 75, 8200 block of Pompano Street, Navarre, burglary.  DUIs   11/9/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Nov. 11, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 12 emergencies. More...


GB’s 200-yard freestyle relay wins state title

¦ Gunn, Means, Foley, Dunne win school’s first relay state title; second swim title in school history

It’s safe to say, last weekend was a great one for the Dunne household.  More...

State bound again

All season long, the 2011 Lady Dolphin volleyball team has played with the banner of last year’s history-making team looking over its shoulders.  More...

Short-handed Dolphins no match for Navarre, 32-0

¦ Dolphins look to win first ever postseason game Friday in Crawfordville against Wakulla

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team played its seventh-10th football quarters in an eight-day span Friday against Navarre and it showed as the Raiders beat GBHS for the fifth consecutive year 32-0 in the regular season finale for both teams.  More...




Ellen Cleveland Bracken, 70, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, following a brief illness.  Born on Feb. 20, 1941 in Atkins, Ark., Bracken was the daughter of Deane and Frank Cleveland, both deceased.  More...



Nickie Steven Perryman, 64, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011, following a courageous fight with cancer.  Perryman was born on July 16, 1947 in Mobile, Ala. He graduated from Murphy High School and the University of Southern Mississippi. More...

Home & Garden

Remember the children...

Children's Home  Society (CHS) of  Florida is most known for the role CHS plays helping families adopt children, and helping children find "forever homes." CHS also helps keep families intact with many of its programs.  More...

Neals discover mid-life change that keeps them young, full of joy

Dr. Ellen Neal and her husband, Dr.  More...

New landscape trends focus on water conservation

With cooler weather providing optimal conditions for the planting or transplanting of trees and shrubs, fall is the time to redecorate the outdoors.  More...

Dolphins reach Class 5A volleyball championship game

GBHS edges Creekside in five sets, will play for title Friday

    Gulf Breeze High School scored the final five points in the decisive fifth set Thursday to beat St. More...

Brown: Misinformation, misunderstanding spark negative reaction to park draft management plan

Citizens concerned about potentially restrictive management actions

   Gulf Island National Seashore recently extended the public comment period for the draft proposal of its long-term management plan, hoping to allow people more time to read the lengthy document and offer public comment.  More...

School bus crash kills man

¦ School Board was to hear bus company’s final investigative report on Tuesday night

A 64-year-old Navarre man was killed last Thursday afternoon when his 1999 Chevrolet Tracker collided with a Santa Rosa County school bus at the intersection of Whispering Pines and U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre.  More...

GB American Legion gives $1,000 to vets program

¦ Vets to VA Clinics provides Santa Rosa veterans transportation

Gulf Breeze American Legion Post 378 is donating $1,000 to help initiate Vets to VA Clinics, a program that will provide Santa Rosa County military veterans with transportation from their homes to the Veterans Affairs Joint Ambulatory Care Center in More...



Island News

Veterans Day 2011 Pensacola Beach

Retired Drees gratified by parade’s growth

Gulf Breeze resident Morris Drees hoped that the community would continue to honor its military veterans with a festive parade and ceremony on Pensacola Beach long after he helped spearhead the first such event here in 1989.  Drees wanted to giv More...

Strategic Health Summit held on Pensacola Beach

The latest hot-button healthcare topics and technologies were on display at the Strategic Health Intelligence Summit hosted by the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 15 and 16 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front.  More...

Beach firms want to grow

¦ Successful season spurs expansion requests

At its committee meeting Wednesday night, the Santa Rosa Island Authority was expected to weigh several requests to expand island businesses.  More...


Don’t miss two showings of ‘the perfect musical’ this November

It's no accident “My Fair Lady” once held the record of longest running theatrical production in history. And, it's no wonder everyone – not just Henry Higgins – falls in love with Eliza Doolittle.  More...

Get an early start on holiday shopping at craft, market sales


Pensacola Little Theatre showing a grown up story about growing up   Were you the jock, cheerleader, pretty girl, outsider, or the nerd? More...

Gulf Coast Exploreum debuts ‘The Light Before Christmas’ this Saturday

Mobile, Ala.’s Gulf Coast Exploreum is opening a new holiday film, “The Light Before Christmas,” on Saturday, Nov. 19.  The film is showing through Jan. 2, 2012, with Monday - Friday showtimes at 11a.m. and 2 p.m. More...


WBMS releases first nine-weeks Honor Roll SWIMMING

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and Mr. Will Nowling, Assistant Principal, congratulate the following students for making the first nine weeks Honor Roll:  Sixth Grade   More...

Gulf Breeze Middle’s first nine weeks A/B Honor Roll unveiled

Editorial Note – In the Nov. 10 issue, only Gulf Breeze Middle’s ‘A’ Honor Roll ran. This week, the Gulf Breeze News runs their A/B Honor Roll:  Sixth Grade   More...

Freeman is GBMS’ Teacher of Year

Nine-year veteran emphasizes basic study skills for future success

Second in a series   After a nomination process among the staff, Grace Freeman was selected Gulf Breeze Middle School’s Teacher of the Year.  The teacher of nine years was “excited and humbled.”  “When an award More...


GBUMC blesses foundation on 25th local Habitat home

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church celebrated the start of its 25th Habitat for Humanity home-building effort on Saturday at 5338 Maverick Lane in Gulf Breeze.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, November 17  Santa Rosa County Zoning Board 6 p.m.,Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton    Monday, November 21  Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline More...


Pump prices down nearly 6 cents in past month


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 2.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.32 a gallon Sunday. More...

Transfer On Death agreement can reduce hassles for heirs

Among the reasons you work hard all your life might be so you can leave something to your children, grandchildren or other family members. More...



Full Story

He’s not flashy, but Tebow is winning

Tonight, the eyes of the football world will be watching on the NFL Network when former Florida great Tim Tebow leads the Denver Broncos against the New York Jets in an exclusive Thursday night TV game.  More...

Take time to help seniors during holidays


Are you looking for a way to donate and help people this holiday season? Holidays can be stressful and emotional. More...