December 15, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Authorities seek info on arsonist(s)

Local and state law enforcement agencies are asking for the public’s help in identifying an arsonist(s) responsible for a recent string of fires in the Gulf Breeze area.  More...

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Community

Santa hits streets of Gulf Breeze tonight

Santa Claus will make his annual appearance throughout the city of Gulf Breeze tonight (Dec. 15).  More...

Realtor Lynn Spencer joins RE/MAX On the Coast team

RE/MAX On The Coast is proud to announce that Lynn Spencer has joined their team as a licensed Realtor.  Spencer has been a Gulf Breeze resident for 30 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the local real estate market. More...

‘Tree’ ceremony at GB Hospital raises $1,400

This year, the annual Gulf Breeze Hospital “Tree of Lights” ceremony hit a record high in attendance when more than 300 people showed up to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season and to pay their respect to those honored at the Thu More...

Entertainment

Holiday fun continues along Gulf coast

BEST BETS

The holiday spirit continues a stocking full of festive events along the Gulf coast this week. Thursday, Dec. 15 "1940s Radio Hour"7:30 p.m., Pensacola LittleTheatre, 400 South JeffersonStreet, Pensacola850-432-2042 More...

News

Regions closes Villa Venyce branch

Regions Bank’s Villa Venyce branch location at 2583 Gulf Breeze Parkway closed last week as part of a consolidation effort announced six months ago by Regions Financial Corporation’s headquarters in Birmingham, Ala.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   12/6/2010  Hayes, Daniel Lee, W/M, 30, 1900 block of Justice Circle, Gulf Breeze, aggravated battery.  Hostler, Amber Rae, W/F, 25, 1700 block of Joybrook Road, Navarre, larceny.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Dec. 11, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 15 emergencies. More...

Sports

Girls hoops get first win(s)

Inspired Lady Dolphins beat West Florida, Milton in three-day span

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team got a career performance out of Maggie Mims as it recorded its first win of the season Dec. 6, winning 39-27 at West Florida. More...

Dolphins 5-0 after triumph against Bay

Gulf Breeze notches three district victories during four-day span

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team shot 50 percent or better from inside the 3-point arc three times last week to win three district games in four days, while improving to 5- 0 on the season. Dolphins 51, West Florida 43 More...

Baldwin big on big stage

He might stand only 5-foot- 10, but Doug Baldwin stood the tallest for the Seattle Seahawks Monday in their 30-13 win over the St. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, December 15 TEAM Santa Rosa Executive Committee 1:30 p.m., TEAM Santa Rosa EDC, 6491 Caroline Street, Milton Monday, December 19 Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Dr More...

Business

Review financial strategies after life events

If nothing ever changed in your life, you could probably chart your financial and investment strategies and then forget about them. More...

Opinion

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Gov. proposes $1B in education funding

After months of traveling the state and listening to teachers, parents, students, small businesses owners and families, Gov. More...

On the Spot:

What is your favorite holiday season tradition?

“The day after Christmas I get together with my daughter, my son-in-law, my son and his fiancée in Biloxi where we use our Christmas money to have a good time together.” Denise Biggs Gulf More...

Dolphins’ Halpin is finalist for prestigious national award

At 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 175 pounds, Shane Halpin is undersized for any lineman, let alone a center. More...

Park areas limit bridge corridor alternatives

After more than two hours of examination of the four Conceptual Corridor Alternative Approaches – west, central west, central-east and east – for the replacement Pensacola Bay Bridge, the Project Advisory Group (PAG) discovered that, in r More...

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Island News

Surfin’ Santa

Paraders, watchers have fun

The sun didn’t come out but plenty of parade watchers did to see the Surfin’ Santa parade on Pensacola Beach. More...

Bible’s Christmas characters (Part II)

To follow up last week’s column on “Christmas Characters,” let us consider the “Christmas Characters” of the Bible. After all, this is the story of origin for the holiday that the world loves so much. More...

Man charged with murder in condo death

Escambia County deputies charged Charles Boshell with homicide and dealing in stolen property in the death of Caroline Marbury- Smart on Pensacola Beach last summer.  More...

School

Baugus’ methods get through

Woodlawn Beach’s Teacher of Year makes learning fun, interesting

Fifth in a series   What, one might ask, goes on in Jeffery Baugus’ classroom at Woodlawn Beach Middle School?  “We laugh about life, joke about Justin Bieber’s haircut, and learn complex and abstract algebra topics,&rdquo More...

Book club steps up to support GBHS reading challenge

¦ Desire is to get 12 local clubs to give books, funds to effort

If it takes a village to raise a child, then the village drums are beating out a rhythm to rally support for the village children at Gulf Breeze High School.  The school recently lost it’s A rating, and improving reading skills are paramou More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary Volunteers of the Year

From left, Karen Lloyd (adult), Jacob Brandon (youth) and Carla Davis (senior) were named categorical volunteers of the year at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. More...

Faith

Music fills air at area churches

FAITH

Pensacola Beach Community Church will have its Christmas dinner on Dec. 17 in the Fellowship Hall. Social hour will be from 6-7 p.m., followed by dinner and singing of carols. Meat will be provided. Please bring a side dish or dessert.  More...

Obituaries

WILLIAM FITE JR.

1946-2011

William Franklin Fite Jr., 65, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at his home.  “The Captain” was Sept. 28, 1946 in Marianna. More...

COL. SAM INCONTRO

1929-2011

Col. Sam Joseph Incontro, USMC (Ret), 82, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011 in Pensacola after a brief illness.  More...

JOSEPH MAKOSKY

1912-2011

Joseph Frances Makosky, 99, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.  Makosky was born Feb. More...

Home & Garden

Give the gifts of

Peace, tranquility and rest

We all look forward to the holiday season for many reasons: time spent with family, practice of traditions, colors, lights, delicious food…but some of us also view the extra tasks with dread. More...

Santa’s shopping list for teacher and ‘bff’ gifts

If you are shopping for that perfect something for a Bunco or teachers’ gift, or your bff’s holiday open house, you need go no further than Duh! And you can join them on facebook at duhforgardenandhome!   More...

Add ‘frost’ to your yard

In Northwest Florida, the temperatures have been a bit warmer than some would like during a holiday season. If you have dreams of Jack Frost nipping at your nose or seeing your good friend Frosty the Snowman, take heart. More...