June 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

EOC Algebra I results ‘very, very misleading’

Gulf Breeze High looks to have performed poorly, but there’s a catch

The state’s requirements for middle school and high school students concerning the new End of Course Exams (EOC) not only are confusing to parents and most students but for administrators as well. More...

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Island News

Daylilies are so much more than a pretty flower

My daylilies are finally blooming! Their orange blossoms are reaching toward the sky as they play the role of a floral torch among the sea of green foliage. More...

People’s choice

Visitors rave about Margaritaville’s service

Margaritaville Beach Hotel has been open a mere two years and is already earning rewards for their exceptional hospitality. More...

Survey gives the public the opportunity to help plan a better Pensacola Beach

After two years of meetings with professional planners, local citizens and business owners, Pensacola Beach’s Master Plan was defeated due to public outcry.  More...

School

Gulf Power hosts Energy Teachers program

Teachers from high schools and colleges throughout the state converged on Gulf Power Company headquarters on Tuesday and Wednesday for the second annual Florida Energy Teachers Network meeting.  The two-day training course introduced the Energy More...

2012 FCAT 2.0 SCORES

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Obituaries

DICK DAVIS

1922 - 2012

Richard (Dick) A. Davis, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, June 14  Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Zoning Board 5 p.m. Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...

Business

LEGENDARY MARINE

Boating business is booming! Jump in!

According to Legendary Marine, the Gulf Coast’s largest boat dealer with six locations, the boating business is enjoying a boom, with newand used-boat sales on the upswing.  More...

COINS, SPORTSCARDS & RACING COLLECTIBLES

Collectors, investors trust CSRC’s integrity

‘Coins, Sportscards & Racing Collectibles’ more than a name  The name of the business says a lot as to what you’ll find, but there’s much more available for collectors and investors at ‘Coins, Sportscards and Ra More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Many people miss meaning of Memorial Day

Now that another Memorial Day has passed, I hope next year there will be a few less signs saying “Happy Memorial Day!” Also, some of the area news reporters are not exactly correct in reporting the purpose of Memorial Day. More...

Don’t forget your plan for pets when forecast calls for hurricane

It’s hurricane season, and all pet owners should make arrangements for their pets if the family evacuates to a public shelter where pets can’t go. Even if you don’t evacuate, it is necessary to plan for your pets.  More...

Allegations against Wyrosdick dismissed by FEC

Opponent accused Superintendent of abusing power in reelection bid

The Florida Elections Commission has dismissed all charges and allegations against Santa Rosa County School Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick concerning possible misuse of his position and office to intimidate fellow administrators to help with his 2012 r More...

Rubberized track at GBHS could be boon

Aging asphalt surface inhibits true potential

A rubberized track at Gulf Breeze High School’s Dolphin Stadium would be much more than a jointfriendly surface on which to walk and run, say those trying to raise money for the enhancement. More...

SR County excels in FCATs

The Santa Rosa County School District led the state in fifth-grade math and 10th grade writing in the spring 2012 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests (FCAT) and ranked in the top 5 statewide in all grade levels in grades 4-8 reading, math and scie More...

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Entertainment

Artist Vickery shows at Navarre Library

The watercolors of Sherry Vickery are on display at the Navarre Library this month. More...

News

2012 election candidates

This is the list of qualified candidates for the 2012 election cycle in Santa Rosa County with voting interests in Gulf Breeze. *- denotes incumbent  Important dates: Voter registration deadline, July 16; Primary election, Aug. More...

Job fair in Valparaiso could fill 35 openings

Attention all job seekers: On Friday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Goodwill is hosting a specific job fair in nearby Valparaiso where an employer is looking to hire on the spot. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Man tries to bribe officer

A man stopped for suspicion of driving under the influence ended up charged with bribery after officers say he told them he was a physician who could provide them with free medical care if they let the matter go.  More...

Sports

GBHS Summer Classic turns into Monsoon Classic

Weekend downpour wipes out Days 2 and 3 of GB baseball fundraiser

Mother Nature was the big winner at the GBHS Summer Classic as torrential rains washed out the last two days of the tournament at Shoreline Park.  Each team played once Friday night, but the final two games in pool play, as well as the champions More...

Tigano inducted into Pittsburgh MMA Hall of Fame

It started out as a way of defending himself growing up. More...

Gulf Breeze High names new cheerleading advisors

If you don’t think cheerleading is a sport, then you may want to steer clear of these ladies.  Last week, Carlee McCullers, Kalli Castleberry and Tami Kerr, who all have some degree of sideline and competitive cheerleading experience, were More...

Home & Garden

‘Legendary’ teachers retire

Gulf Breeze Middle says thank-you to 3 stalwarts

Gulf Breeze Middle School faculty last Thursday bid a tearful goodbye to three retiring educators described by their principal as “legendary” and “iconic.”  More...

Leaders, residents brainstorm on GB’s plans for future

Process under way to ensure quality of life, preferred growth of city

Last August, residents of Gulf Breeze celebrated the city’s 50 years of incorporation and the dramatic progress that transformed the tip of the Fairpoint Peninsula into a bustling, thriving community. More...

VanValkenburg qualifies for ’13 Senior Games

Gulf Breeze citizen and athlete Craig VanValkenburg recently qualified for the National Senior Games, which will be held in Cleveland, Ohio during the summer of 2013.  More...