December 1, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Lifeguard Ambulance expands Avalon Blvd. station

¦ Company is owned by John and Deborah Roche of Gulf Breeze

Lifeguard Ambulance is expanding again. More...

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Island News

Christmas spirit meets Island spirit

Joy for the Beach concert is Tuesday, Dec. 6

Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, silly songs and a spiritual cantata are planned on Tuesday, Dec. 6 when the “Joy for the Beach” concert occurs. More...

SRIA considering $31,000 economic impact study

The Santa Rosa Island Authority is considering commissioning the University of West Florida’s Haas Center to study the economic impact of Pensacola Beach on the region. More...

A broken Christmas is still worth saving

The black granite crucifix had been sitting on the bookshelf in my office for the last several months. Standing at about 10 inches tall, it was one of the largest souvenirs I brought back from Zimbabwe. More...

School

Ormsby knows reading’s value

Oriole Beach Teacher of Year says reading ‘opens many doors in life’

Fourth in a series Five years ago, Ashley Ormsby had a student who struggled in reading for most of the academic year. More...

‘Take Stock’ laptop program sees success

47 computers have been provided

After two years of amazing growth, organizers and supporters of the Take Stock in Children Laptop Program hope to raise $25,000 to provide computers to college-bound graduates. More...

PSC South Santa Rosa Center open house today

Pensacola State College will hold an open house at its new 35,000 square-foot South Santa Rosa Center from 2 to 8 p.m. today (Dec. 1). The center is located at 5075 Gulf Breeze Parkway near Nantahala Beach Road. More...

Faith

Discovery School hosts ‘Santa Supper’

FAITH

The Discovery School at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze will host a Supper with Santa event on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Nickelsen Hall. Proceeds from the spaghetti dinner will be used for new playground equipment at the school. More...

FARRELL ALLEN

1928-2011

Farrell Joseph Allen, 83, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011 at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola. More...

MATTHEW COLIN MATTHEW COLIN

1989-2011

Army Pfc. Matthew Christopher Colin, 22, of Navarre, was killed during military service in Afghanistan on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2011. Colin was born Jan. 20, 1989 in St. Augustine to Ken and Kathy Colin. He graduated from Navarre High School in 2007. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Publix affords community free papers

What a joy it was last week to afford our community immediate and free access to their community newspaper both through the U.S. Mail and in person at their neighborhood Publix Grocery Store. More...

South end satellite courthouse worth exploring

LETTERS

I read the Nov. 17 Gulf Breeze News article addressing our current courthouse in Milton. I think everyone agrees that it is antiquated, overcrowded, a safety hazard and in a state of disrepair. More...

Rash of fires in Midway FD concerns chief

The rash of brush and woods fires since August is no coincidence, Midway Fire Chief Jonathan Kanzigg believes. More...

Midway woman killed in collision

¦ Accident appeared to involve racing by driver of other vehicle

A Midway woman died Sunday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident that occurred the night before on U.S. Highway 98 at Twin Pine Boulevard. Germaine L. More...

Out-of-state women caught defrauding area Walmarts

A Columbus, Ga., woman was arrested on Nov. 21 and held in Santa Rosa County Jail on charges of fraud and drug possession after returning stolen goods to three area Walmart stores in exchange for gift cards. More...

 

Community

Mattress blaze leads to gutted bedroom

Residents of a Gulf Breeze apartment blaze are thankful to be alive. On Friday, Nov. 25 at 8:02 pm, Midway Fire District was dispatched to 1070 Bayshore Road for an apartment fire. More...

Emergency Reports

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending Nov. 27, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 13 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 11/21/2010 Fisher, Steven Christopher, W/M, 27, 1900 block of Diplomat Street, Gulf Breeze, dealing in stolen property. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Beach will ‘Season your Holidays’ all month long

Pensacola Beach is your home for the holidays this year, especially if you’re looking for fun stuff to do. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is bringing you an entire month of festive fun this December. More...

December brings the spirit of the season

BEST BETS

The final month of the year is here, and with it comes lots of holiday fun along the Gulf coast. More...

Sports

GB Blue Mites in final again

Will face East Pensacola in championship game Saturday

While the bodies inside the jerseys may have changed, Gulf Breeze’s Blue Mites football team is headed to the Gulf Coast Youth Sports Alliance’s championship game for the second consecutive year. More...

Love of beach brings North Carolina family to Gulf Breeze

Linton leads Lady Dolphins to state title match

If the Santa Rosa Island Authority is looking for a family they can use in its tourism literature, look no further. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 1 Boys basketball at Tate (Ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 6, Var. 7:30) Girls soccer at West Florida (JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30) Girls JV basketball vs. Tate, More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, December 1SRC North End Tourist DevelopmentCommittee 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber ofCommerce, 5247 Stewart Street, MiltonMonday, December 5Santa Rosa County CommissionCommittee 9 a.m., County Administrative< More...

Business

Pump prices at their lowest level since February

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.2 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.24 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Teens make wishes for the holidays

¦ Wish lists range from the iPhone 4GS to health for family members

"Honey, what do you want for Christmas/Hanukkah?" This question provides much grief for both the asking and answering parties, especially when a teenager is involved. Trust me, I am one. More...

Fats, oils, and grease are seasonal hazards

Cooking a turkey? Love gravy? This holiday season, and every day of the year, put your sewer lines on a fat-free diet and be careful when disposing of fats, oils, and grease (FOG) after cooking. More...

Partners for Pets donation makes a great holiday gift for animal lovers

Looking for a gift for the animal loving friend or family member this holiday season? Give a Partner for Pets gift donation in their name! More...