June 7, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Commissioner asks state to consider paths, sidewalks

If Lane Lynchard, Gulf Breeze’s representative on the Board of County Commissioners, gets his way there will be sidewalks or perhaps even multi-purpose lanes added into the package of repaving of U. S. More...

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Community

June 23 book sale to benefit burn victim

The Gulf Breeze High School SoundWave Band Boosters will hold a fundraiser book sale on Saturday, June 23 to benefit recent graduate Mic Bourgeois, who is hospitalized in Mobile, Ala., and being treated for severe burns suffered in a backyard acciden More...

Pyramid Players to show different side to ‘Wizard of Oz’

You all know how the Wizard of Oz ends – three clicks of the heels and everyone lives happily ever after. More...

Entertainment

Surf’s up for PMA’s ‘Beach Ball: un-gala’

The Pensacola Museum of Art has recently opened its newest exhibit, “Surfing Florida: A Photographic History.”  In conjunction with the new exhibit, the Museum is hosting "The Beach Ball: ungala," a beach-themed, outdoor street party More...

FUN BRIEFS

Family fun at the Maritime Park Grand Opening   More...

Everybody’s gone fishin’; June is Red Snapper season

BEST BETS

Today, June 7 Evenings in Olde Seville Square: Heritage 7-9 p.m., Historic Seville Square, Government and Alcaniz Streets, Pensacola 850.438.6505 Fiesta Day Parade 6:30 p.m., Spring and Garden  More...

School

Class of 2012 enjoys night at Project Grad

Approximately 170 members of the 41st graduating class of Gulf Breeze High School packed into five buses Saturday night to participate in Project Graduation at The Wharf.  More...

GBHS Class of 2012 rakes in awards

The GBHS Class of 2012, in addition to earning more than $12 million in scholarship monies, also earned more than its fair share of other awards and honors. More...

Faith

Bishop-elect Parkes leads Mass at OLA

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church on Pensacola was chosen by Bishop-elect Gregory Parkes as the location for one of his last Masses celebrated in the area as a Priest before becoming Bishop of the Pensacola- Tallahassee Diocese. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, June 7 Gulf Breeze Master Plan Public Meeting 6 p.m., Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Monday, June 11 Gulf Breeze SSRUS Board Meeting 5 p.m., Gulf  More...

Home & Garden

Push is on to help finance more artwork around city

The City of Gulf Breeze is looking for some helping hands to continue its innovative public art program of placing sculptures around the community.  While four sculptures are funded, thanks to private donors and money set aside by the City Coun More...

WBMS students answer challenge

Woodlawn Beach Chorus shows versatility with musical ‘Mulan Jr.’

Woodlawn Beach Middle School  Chorus teacher Gina LaVere decided this year that instead of having her students stand on risers and sing a medley of songs for their Spring Concert they should have the learning experience of putting their music in More...

North SR Lions Club offers key eye exam

The North Santa Rosa Lions Club will celebrate its first anniversary with a banquet on Thursday, June 14 at 6 p.m. at Nichols’ Seafood on Avalon Boulevard in Milton.  More...

City moves forward with path expansion

¦ Additional sidewalk would create one-mile loop near Rec Center

The Gulf Breeze City Council on Monday voted in favor of using the civil engineering and surveying services of Rebol Battle Engineering, costing no more than $16,000, in a decision to move forward with the Gulf Breeze sidewalk project.   More...

Accident claims NHS graduate’s grandma

¦ Underage driver causes 3-car wreck that killed visitor

BY JOE CULPEPPER  Gulf Breeze News joe@gulfbreezenews.com   A 77-year-old Massachusetts woman visiting Navarre to see her grandson graduate from high school was killed last Thursday in a three-car traffic accident on U.S. More...

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Island News

Elks honor

heroes

The jobs may be tough, but there is no way these heroes can go “unsung” as long as the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge is around.  On Saturday, June 2, the lodge provided an appreciation party for the police, firefighters and other people More...

Remembrances of the past are all around us, everyday

I had a meeting in Mobile for a few days this week, so I decided to take a jog in the area near my hotel. I booted up “MapMyRun” on the phone and found some routes that runners liked. More...

News

Broxson wants Edgewood Drive, East Bay Blvd. intersections scrutinized

TRAFFIC

State Rep. Doug Broxson (RGulf Breeze) expresses grief over yet another death that occurred on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre last Thursday. Broxson asked the Florida Department of Transportation to look closely at the intersections of U.S. More...

2012 election candidates

This is a list of candidates pre-filed for the 2012 election cycle in Santa Rosa County as of June 5. Deadline to qualify is Friday, June 8. *- denotes incumbent  Important dates: Voter registration deadline, July 16; Primary election, Aug. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office.

Felonies  5/29/2012  Ellis, Rhonda Kay, W/F, 41, 2500 block of Salamanca Street, Navarre, violation of probation.  Gares, Ole Jon, W/M, 40, 1700 block of Briza Del Mar Drive, Navarre, violation of probation.  More...

Sports

Dolphins host first 7-on-7 tourney

Football team plays for nearly four hours

One thing was for sure after Thursday’s inaugural 7-on-7 tournament at Dolphin Stadium – no parent could go home complaining their kid didn’t get enough playing time.  The Dolphins varsity and junior varsity players were split More...

Looking back – and forward

In a span of 72 hours, my job had me looking forward, then backward.  The ‘forward’ part came on Thursday as the Dolphin football team held its first ever 7-on-7 at Dolphin Stadium.  More...

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

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Business

Consumers continue to enjoy relief

GAS WATCH

Gas prices are expected to continue to follow their downward trend this month after crude oil prices tumbled to their lowest settlement since October. The price of oil retreated well below $90 a barrel after the U.S. More...

Opinion

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Valuable water sources should be protected

It has been said that potable water is the new oil. It is absolutely necessary and becoming more scarce. Northwest Florida has been blessed with an abundant supply, but it, too, is dwindling. More...

Optimist Club fishing rodeo shatters records

LETTERS

The Gulf Breeze Optimist Fishing Rodeo this year was a great success due in large part to the publicity and support provided by Gulf Breeze News.  More...