April 26, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council remains deadlocked in filling vacancy

The Gulf Breeze City Council stalled once again, arguing over the filling of vacant Seat A with no appointee named during Monday’s meeting.  Mayor Beverly Zimmern opened discussion on the issue to yet another large crowd. More...

Gulf Breeze Hospital ranks among nation’s Top 100

From staff & special reports  Gulf Breeze Hospital last week was recognized as one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals, a study that recognizes facilities that deliver higher quality and more efficient care than other hospitals of similar s More...

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Community Difference Maker

Tommy Carter

Tommy Carter wears many hats in his service to TIP of NW Florida: he is the Executive Director of the Santa Rosa, Escambia and Okaloosa chapters of TIP, as well as being a nationally certified trainer of volunteers, a dispatcher of volunteers, and an More...

Emerald Coast Women set meeting

The Emerald Coast Woman’s Club will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Tiger Point Country Club. Cost of lunch is $12.78. More...

Andrews employees to stage rummage sale

The employees of Andrews Institute will stage a rummage sale on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 7 a.m. More...


Variation Trio to play ClassicFest Concert, April 29

For the second ClassicFest concert of the season, Christ Church in Pensacola, 18 West Wright Street, presents The Variation Trio, Jennifer Koh on violin, Hsin-Yun Huang on viola, Wihelmina Smith on cello and special guest Pedia Muzjevic on piano.&nbs More...

Eighth Annual Mozart & Margaritas fundrasier, May 10

Alzheimer’s Family Services presents the Eighth Annual Mozart and Margaritas, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. More...

Brush up on portrait painting with Loren Miller

On Tuesday, May 1, portrait painter Loren Miller will speak at the Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. meeting in the Gulf Breeze Library at 7 p.m. He will be giving a portrait painting demonstration/ lecture/question and answer session.  More...


GBHS beats nationally-ranked Catholic in extra innings

Score four in ninth after rain delay to knock off No. 7 in ESPN/Powerade FAB 50

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team scored four runs in the top of the ninth – after a 20-minute rain delay – as they stunned Catholic 9-5 April 17 in Pensacola. More...

GBHS qualifies 12 for regionals

Sophomore Gaines sets record in 400

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin track team sent eight boys and four girls to the Region 1-3A meet Wednesday at the University of North Florida. More...

Softball season ends

Lose 2-0 to Arnold in semis

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team’s quest for a fourth consecutive postseason appearance fell short last week as the top seed Arnold Marlins edged Gulf Breeze 2-0 in a District 1-5A semifinal at Rutherford High School.  More...

Home & Garden

Pilates by Val

It’s time to get healthy with ...

Pilates is well known in the fitness world with known sport’s star utilizing it to be the best in their fields. More...

DeRamus Hearing Aid Center offers the personal touch

Old fashioned values make the difference in meeting customers’ needs

As homegrown businesses are replaced by big box corporations, it’s easy to lose the personal touch. More...

Downshifting careers for a fulfilling life

(ARA) - When 60-plus-hour weeks, expensive professional suits and excessive stress become too much, many high-powered professionals trade in their high-paying careers for a more fulfilling life. More...

‘Relay’ veteran Mary Montcalm now a survivor

GBHS Spanish teacher copes with disease with support of students

The city has been decorated in purple and everyone is gearing up for one of the year’s most anticipated events.  The annual Gulf Breeze Relay For Life is an event that many community members look forward to throughout the year. More...

Hooks band performance highlights Relay schedule

Brothers Nick (left) and Kyle Hooks anchor Gulf Breeze pop band The Hooks, which will perform at 7:45 p.m. Friday during the 2012 GB Relay For Life. More...

Club members seek alternative to closure

¦ Today’s meeting planned to explore possibility of purchase

All members of The Club in Gulf Breeze are invited to a meeting at the facility today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. to discuss the possibility of a consortium of members purchasing the facility and keeping it open. More...



Island News

No elevated roadway for Pensacola Beach

Escambia County commissioners bow to public outcry, reject Master plan

Pensacola Beach will stay much as it is today, after Escambia County Commissioners rejected a proposal to create a “beach to bay” walking path under an elevated roadway.  After two years of public forums, steering committee meetings More...

New shops set to open on Island

B y  June, you will be able to get an 180-foot panoramic view of Pensacola Beach, Santa Rosa Sound, Pensacola Bay and from Navarre to Perdido Key, with a ride in the 360 Observation Wheel.  More...

Boardwalk owner mulls booze ban

The Santa Rosa Island Authority deferred acting on banning open containers on the Portofino Boardwalk to the master leaseholder, Robert Rinke.  But Rinke is not taking any action to ban alcohol consumption without giving a lot of consideration t More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 4/18/2012 Harris Foster, Miranda Lee, W/F, 22, 1900 block of Diplomat Street, Gulf Breeze, failure to appear. Mims, Maggie Denise, B/F, 19, 5800 block of Supreme Street, Gulf Breeze, larceny.  More...

GBPD participates in training

Gulf Breeze Police Report

In support of Sexual Assault Awareness Month and National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Gulf Breeze Police Department participated in sexual assault response training for law enforcement officers presented by Kimberly Womack, a Lead Trainer f More...


GBHS releases third nine-week Honor Roll

Mr. Jason W. Weeks, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the third nine-weeks grading period of the 2011-12 school year.  More...

Woodlawn Beach eighth grade Honor Roll released

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, Mr. Will Nowling, Assistant Principal, and the Woodlawn Beach Middle Staff congratulate the following eighth grade students:  Editorial Note The sixth and seventh graders ran last week:  More...

Calendar of Events


Today, April 26 SRC Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., SRC Administration Building, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton SRC Local Mitigation Meeting 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Highway, Milton S More...


Pump prices finally showing stability


Last week was the second consecutive week consumers paid less for a gallon of gas. Both national and state averages for gasoline decreased, giving consumers a break at the pump. More...

Remax on the Coast’s Davidson earns CRS Designation


Terri Davidson, a Gulf Breeze Realtor, has been awarded the prestigious Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest not-forprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors.  More...

Become familiar with these five key areas

As an investor, what are your goals? You can probably think of quite a few — but over the course of your lifetime, your objectives typically will fall into five key categories. More...



Full Story

What’s the answer for a split council?

When Councilman Dana Morris left Gulf Breeze for a new and exciting job opportunity in Panama City, he left his vacated seat behind him on city council. City charter requires that the seat be filled by majority appointment. More...

Haveard patriarch thankful for love, support


To the communities of Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, Pace, Milton, Navarre, and the surrounding areas:  More...