July 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Jet-ski accident claims U.S. hero

¦ Former astronaut Alan Poindexter dies after tragic local incident

The nation this week is mourning the death of retired NASA astronaut Alan Goodwin Poindexter, who flew two shuttle missions into space in 2008 and 2010.  Poindexter, 51, a former resident of Gulf Breeze’s Villa Venyce neighbor- hood, died More...

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Community

Chamber Expo planned

Numerous exhibitors traditionally use the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Business Expo to reach potential customers each year. The 2012 event is scheduled for Aug. More...

Site for TP Park building chosen

The location for the Tiger Point Community Center within the Tiger Point Recreational Park, behind Walmart, has been chosen.  Mike Warner, from STOA Architects, told county commissioners that a location adjacent to the playground and baseball fi More...

Landrum Human Resources to explain health plan to biz owners

BRIEFS

The U.S. Supreme Court announced its ruling on the Health Care Reform plan on June 28. The Court’s decision brings about many changes for health care in the United States.  More...

Entertainment

Public can see ‘Kung Fu Panda: 2’ free July 18 at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

The public is invited to the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium for a free showing of “Kung Fu Panda: 2”. The movie begins at 7:00 p.m. on the digital board and guests are invited to arrive early and bring a blanket to spread out on the field. More...

Revivalists concert promises a great time while aiding Marine Bell Tower fund

Plan to have a little fun while celebrating 100 years of Marine Corps Aviation and raising funds to bring our National Memorial to Marines to Pensacola's Veterans Memorial Park on August 19.  More...

ZZ Top’s 16th album worth checking out

ZZ Top’s ‘Texicali’ a preview of things to come

America’s most enduring rock band in June demonstrated they aren’t getting older, they are getting better with a four-track sneak-peek digital LP release of ‘Texicali,’ the first studio album in nine years by legendary blues-r More...

Sports

Dolphin bounce back from first 7-on-7 loss

GBHS varsity loses at Crestview, wins 63-44 at Navarre

The Gulf Breeze football team bounced back from its first 7-on-7 loss of the season to beat Navarre 63-44 on Thursday.  The game at Crestview, played on June 25, had the varsity and junior varsities playing at the same time on opposite sides of More...

GBSA 8-under All-Stars named Ambassadors to the City

Gulf Breeze Mayor Pro Tem J.B. Schulter presents a proclamation to the GBSA 8- under All Stars at their USSSA World Series sendoff Monday at Santinos. More...

GBHS Volleyball Camp July 16-19

The GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball program will hold its Volleyball Camp July 16-19 at the GBHS Gym.  Registration forms are available at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center and the Gulf Breeze High School.  More...

Home & Garden

A new vision for Dr. Day

Her practice is relocating to the Seashell Collection Shopping Center, near Publix

Dr. Suzanne Day is going to see her patients in a new location beginning tomorrow, Friday, July 6. More...

Class of 1977 gives back to Gulf Breeze High

The Gulf Breeze High School Class of 1977 spent the weekend reminiscing and taking a break to improve their alma mater.  More...

Caprese Salad ‘perfecto’ for active summer months

Summer has planted its two little feet in the middle of my kitchen, which means a few things. First, less time in the kitchen equals more time enjoying all the accompaniments of my favorite season. More...

Focus on our future

Options for growth give visionaries plenty to digest

Gulf Breeze will look very different by 2062 if government leadership decides to act on growth and development opportunities determined by participants in a master planning workshop whose goal, in part, is to make the town America’s most livabl More...

Fire totals apartment unit after resident taken into custody

A domestic abuse complaint last week led to an arrest and an apartment fire that forced the evacuation of numerous frightened residents in the Santa Rosa Shores neighborhood. More...

Santa Rosa assured of BP oil spill fine monies

¦ Millions of dollars should eventually flow into coffers of counties most affected

“This is beyond exciting! This is a win for everybody who lives along the Gulf Coast!”  More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA increases advertising budget

The Santa Rosa Island Authority adopted an $8,137,033 budget for fiscal year 2012-2013 and it will now be presented to the county commission for approval. More...

No steering? no problem

This past weekend’s fishing trip was spectacular. I was privileged enough to be able to go on two trips with two great teams of guys who knew what they were doing. More...

News

Southerland eyeing Commission seat 5

Pete Southerland of Gulf Breeze is a candidate for Santa Rosa County Commissioner, District 5.  More...

Villane seeks election supervisor’s position

Tappie Villane of Gulf Breeze is seeking to succeed her boss as the next Supervisor of Elections for Santa Rosa County.  Villane, 43, is a political newcomer currently employed as the assistant to retiring Elections Supervisor Ann Bodenstein. More...

Man busted for growing weed in his backyard

Acting on an anonymous tip, Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s authorities confiscated 16 cannabis plants and charged a man with producing/growing marijuana in the backyard of his Midway home.  More...

Obituaries

GEORGE KASTANOS

1941-2012

George Kastanos, 71, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, June 27, 2012.  Kastanos was born March 10, 1941 to Christos and Anastasia Kastanos in Sparta, Greece.  He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Cheryl (Chad) Barringers and More...

CHARLOTTE VANDEPLANCK

1923-2012

Charlotte Helen Vandeplanck, 89, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012.  Vandeplanck was born June 24, 1923. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Monday, July 9 Santa Rosa County Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Fire Department Executive Group 6:30 p.m., Emergency Operations Center, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton  More...

Business

Pump prices might start rising again

GAS WATCH

Motorists got a break at the pump during one of the biggest holiday weekends of the summer, but it might not last long after decisions in Europe gave oil prices a boost.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Health care ruling: Good thing or bad?

Good: No illness, accident should bankrupt a family

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act – the name of the health care reform we passed two years ago. More...

Bad: Massive tax increase will burden Americans

“The Supreme Court’s ruling last week to uphold the individual mandate in Obamacare is a monumental obstruction of personal freedom and liberty. More...