November 24, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Pet Fest attracts usual big crowd

Gulf Breeze City Councilman Joe Henderson gets a loving look from ‘Bella,’ his German Shepherd-Collie mix, during Saturday’s Chamber of Commerce Pet Fest at the elementary school. More...

Wildfire scorches 3 acres of woods near Tiger Point

¦ Smoke from Sunday night fire could linger for several days

Investigators Monday were trying to determine what started a mysterious wildfire in a dense, wooded area between Madura Road and Soundside Drive east of the Tiger Point golf course Sunday night. More...

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Island News

Turkey or chow mein? Everyone’s Thanksgiving is different

Thanksgiving is upon us. I have already bought my two turkeys and a boston butt. I can’t wait to get the Green Egg fired up. The family already left for Dothan to spend some much needed time with family we haven’t seen in months. More...

Entertainment

Holidays need not derail healthy eating

Holiday traveling can be exciting and a chance to get away from the hustle of the real world, but it also can derail a person’s healthy routines. More...

Holiday sights and sounds coming to town

Pensacola Elf Parade and Lighting of the Greens Santa will lead the parade at 5 p.m. from the T.T. Wentworth Museum to the courthouse stairs on Palafox Place. More...

Holiday film opens on IMAX Giant Screen

¦ ‘Santa vs. Snowman’ starts November 21, meet Santa Claus on November 26

This holiday season, the National Naval Aviation Museum’s award-winning IMAX® Giant Screen Theater presents the animated holiday feature, "Santa vs. More...

Sports

Historic day ends in heartbreak

¦ Volleyball team loses in state title match; first in history of school

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team’s run to the state tournament ended in a 25-23, 25-16, 17-25, 25- 22 loss to Merritt Island in the 5A state championship match Friday at the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee. More...

¦ Football loses at Wakulla in regional quarters, first in eight years

Opportunities missed plus opportunites converted by the Wakulla War Eagles were the difference as the Gulf Breeze Dolphins lost 33-14 in its first postseason game in eight years Friday in Crawfordville. More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Obituaries

JOAN DANIEL

1935-2011

Joan Cecilia Daniel, 76, of St. Augustine and formerly of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 in Houston, Texas after a courageous battle with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). More...

TRINA SANCHEZ

1968-2011

Trina Lynn Sanchez, 42, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 14, after a short battle with cancer. Sanchez was born in Hayward, Calif., and graduated from San Leandro High School in 1986. More...

Home & Garden

Avoid diabetes with healthy eating, proper medical care

By the year 2020 half of our population will be diabetics, according to American Diabetes Association. More...

Plant the right trees, enjoy colors of fall

Travelers often journey north during autumn on a mission to see fall color. Some years they are rewarded with spectacular views. Sometimes the display is muted. Have you ever wondered the basis of the beautiful colors? More...

Thanksgiving is so much more than a meal

“The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. More...

‘Entertainer’ rescues boaters

¦ Fishing vessel ‘Sea Spook II’ went down in Gulf on Nov. 16

The ‘Entertainer’ charter fishing vessel pulled in the catch of a lifetime last week, hauling in the crew of a sinking boat. More...

Navarre soldier, 22, killed in Afghanistan

¦ Private First Class Matthew Colin, NHS Class of ’07, dies from roadside bomb explosion

Army PFC Matt Colin of Navarre was killed by a roadside bomb last week in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was 22 years old, raised in Navarre, a 2007 graduate of Navarre High, and is being remembered very fondly by those he left behind in his hometown. More...

Gulf Breeze businesses ride wave of faith, expand

¦ Innerlight Surf shop and Coastal Paddle Co. take a leap of faith

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

 

Community

Brown: Park plan does not aim to restrict access

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...

Legislative delegation to hear public

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Members of Santa Rosa County’s state legislative delegation will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Santa Rosa County Administrative Complex, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton. More...

Caution urged after rabid ’coon bites dog

The Santa Rosa County Health Department urges residents to avoid contact with wild animals after a case of rabies was confirmed in a raccoon that bit a dog. More...

News

Haveard account established

An account has been set up at the Wells Fargo Bank at Tiger Point, 3775 Gulf Breeze Parkway, to help the bereaved family of Bethany Haveard, a young mother of five children who died suddenly Sunday, Nov. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 11/15/2010 Adams Jr., Daniel Ronnie, W/M, 19, 2200 block of Fulva Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. Birch, Ashley Nicole, W/F, 27, 1400 block of Stanford Road, Gulf Breeze, fraud. More...

Emergency Reports

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending Nov. 20, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 22 emergencies. More...

School

GULF BREEZE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIRST NINE-WEEKS HONOR ROLLS

Principal Warren Stevens and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Elementary School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the first nine weeks of the 2011- 2012 school year. All A’s More...

Stringfellow bullish on reading

Gulf Breeze Elementary’s Teacher of Year advocates reading prowess

Third in a series “I feel very humbled. More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle opens new reading café

Woodlawn Beach Middle School officially has opened a Reading Café in the school’s cafeteria. More than 100 students stormed the cafeteria before school Oct. More...

Faith

Start your holidays with music performed by Mithril

Music at Christ Church will present the Gulf Coast’s favorite Celtic/World Music band, Mithril, in concert on Sunday, Nov. 27 at 4 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public; a $10 donation is suggested. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

ThanksgivingAll City and County offices will be closedNov. More...

Business

Thanksgiving prices lower but still high for season

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.27 a gallon Sunday. This compared with the national average that fell 5.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.36. More...

Opinion

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Thanksgiving brought us capitalism

Knowledge of the true meaning of the first Thanksgiving is owed to the leader of the first Pilgrims to the new world, William Bradford, and his dedication to keeping a journal. More...

Tell your state leaders to support PIP reform

As I’ve traveled the state this year, I’ve heard story after story about the fraud involved in Florida’s PIP auto insurance. More...