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DeMaria harbors Grammy hopes

¦ His album, ‘Gaia,’ and collaborative effort are nominated

Gulf Breeze recording artist Dr. More...

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Community

City OKs fireworks shows every five years

BRIEFS

The fireworks show during the City’s celebration of its 50th anniversary was such a huge hit that the Gulf Breeze City Council voted unanimously Monday night to continue the tradition every five years.  More...

UPA hears Brown on GINS plan

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown spoke to 35 members of the United Peninsula Association on Monday. More...

Newell joins Air Design Systems, Inc.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE

Bob Newell of Gulf Breeze now is a sales and project manager for Air Design Systems, Inc.  Newell earned an associate’s degree from Pensacola Junior College, now Pensacola State College, and studied marketing, business management and finan More...

News

GB Credit card processing firm expanding

A Gulf Breeze firm is expanding and relocating and will be hiring after the first of the year. 3Delta Systems, Inc., offers information-rich business-to-business payment processing, and business is good. More...

Midway FD’s Santa Rides start Friday in district

Midway Fire District will sponsor its annual Santa Rides into select neighborhoods beginning on Friday, Dec. 9 on the south side of U.S. More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Dec. 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 22 emergencies. More...

School

GBMS band, with 33 All-County stars, to perform Winter concerts

The Gulf Breeze Middle School bands invite the community to attend their Winter Concerts on Monday, Dec. 12 at St. More...

GBHS English Honor Society supports project

¦ Group collecting books, funds for African Library Project with deadline of Dec. 16

Members of the National English Honor Society of Gulf Breeze High School are sponsoring a book drive to collect 1,000 books and $500 to ship the books to start a school library in Lesotho as part of the African Library Project.  More...

GBHS’ SGA collects foods, wins 1st ‘Soup Bowl’

BRIEFS

Gulf Breeze High School’s Student Government Association students captured the first annual ‘Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl Cup’ in a friendly competition against Navarre High School to collect food for the communities’ ne More...

Faith

Special service set for Sunday at GBUMC

A service of hope and healing titled, ‘When Someone You Love Won’t Be Home for Christmas,’ will be observed Sunday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. in the Fairpoint Sanctuary of the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, December 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, December 12 South Santa Rosa Utility System Board 7 p.m More...

Business

Prices down almost 10 cents during past month

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola fell 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.20 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Munday publishes her touching memoir

Local resident Sara Munday recently published her memoir. Carol Osborn was on hand to find out more about her latest venture. you interestingQ: Sara, have held a variety of jobs, raised three children, supported Gerald as a minister’s wife. More...

ARC Gateway hosts blood drive in honor of Fassett

ARC Gateway will be hosting a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 13 in Donna Fassett’s honor.  More...

GB News a drop off for Caring and Sharing food drive

Gulf Breeze News is one of a number of locations in South Santa Rosa County that is accepting donations of non-perishable foods, hygiene products and new toys to support the annual Caring and Sharing holiday needs drive.  More...

Experts go on offensive against dope

¦ Trio will address students about varied dangers of substance abuse

First of a two-part series  Three local women have joined forces to combat issues of teen drug and alcohol use. Dr. Nicole Barrineau, D.D.S.; Dr. More...

GB resident throws hat in ring – for U.S. President

¦ Former ship builder wants to become next leader of free world

There’s Romney, Perry, Huntsman, Gingrich, Bachman, and now, to add to the lineup of presidential hopefuls, Taylor.  Howard Taylor, a resident of the Polynesian Islands subdivision in Gulf Breeze, says he’s the most qualified person More...

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Island News

Christmas stories have lots of familiar characters (Part 1)

I love the stories as much as you do. I love to curl up on the couch with my kids and watch the children’s stories about a secular Christmas. More...

Sisters of the Beach gather

An annual tradition, the female residents of the beach and those who identify with them, gathered at Flounders Chowder House to share appetizers, beverages and holiday wishes. More...

Beach parades are this weekend

Holiday spirit is on parade this weekend on Pensacola Beach.  On Friday, Dec. 19, the lighted boat parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Sabine Marina and travels into Santa Rosa Sound to end at the Boardwalk. More...

Entertainment

PMA exhibit aims camera, compassion at homeless

¦ Bag sales help educate, train the local homeless population

Pensacola Museum of Arts “Three Hots and a Cot” exhibit, by photographer E.J. More...

The Wood Brothers play Vinyl Music Hall tonight

Grab your “honey-do” and get down to Vinyl Music Hall to be “rocked like a wagon wheel,” as the Wood Brothers make a stop in Pensacola tonight (Dec. 8).  Doors open at 7:30 and tickets range from $10-15. More...

‘Season Your Holidays’ events continue at Pensacola Beach

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...

Sports

Blue Mites perfect again

Gulf Breeze holds E. Pensacola to 36 yards in 26-0 title win

Gulf Breeze Blue Mites coach Ben Petkovic said it took a couple of years to convince his players and parents that the Dolphins could cross the bridge and compete.  Saturday, they competed – and then some.  More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 8 Boys basketball vs. Arnold (JV 5:30 p.m., Var.  More...

Grid Iron Gurus

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Obituaries

GRACE BANGS

1933-2011

Grace Rosario Bangs, 78, of Gulf Breeze, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011.  More...

JIM FINCH

1939-2011

James Bryan (Jim) Finch, 72, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 after a short illness.  More...

LILLIAN SLOSS

1941-2011

Lillian A. Sloss, 70, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, 2011 after a 12-year battle with cancer.  More...

Opinion

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Hey, Gulf Breeze: It’s time to ‘squeak’

What do you think about potentially paying a toll every time you go across the Pensacola Bay Bridge?  The bridge is going to be replaced, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is studying how to do that. More...

Candidacy aims to make U.S. first-class again

LETTERS

My name is Howard Taylor. I am a U.S. Air Force veteran, and I know how to build Navy ships. Because I am upset about the leadership from the capitol, I am running for President of the USA.  More...