October 4, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadline to register to vote looms

Tuesday, Oct. 9 is final day to register to vote in general election

Staff from the Supervisor of Elections office will be on hand Monday through Friday, Oct. 1- 5 and Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 8 and 9 at the South Santa Rosa Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. (Highway 98). More...

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Community

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  Oct. 7, 2004 GBN  More...

Blessing of the pets continues this weekend

TOP and RIGHT: Father John Kelly blesses the animals at St. Sylvester’s Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze Saturday. More...

CNG now available in Pensacola

On Wednesday, Oct. More...

Entertainment

Jay Peanut Festival is highlight of BTW events

The first full October weekend of events at the 9th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County offers something for all ages with plenty of incentives to get outside and enjoy the cooler fall weather.  More...

‘Beethoven & Brahms’ launches Pensacola Symphony Orchestra season

Opening Night! Beethoven and Brahms When: Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8 p.m. Where: Downtown Pensacola’s Saenger Theater   More...

Learn and have fun at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station open house

As part of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour, this event is one of many throughout Santa Rosa County that will showcase the coastal and natural areas of our county. More...

Sports

Dolphins ‘upset’ fourth-ranked Northview, 44-20

GBHS, West Florida tangle Friday in Pensacola with District 1-5A lead at stake

Bullock Stadium at Woodham Middle School has not been very hospitable place in the past for the Gulf Breeze Dolphins.  The last time they posted a win there, the current Dolphin team was in elementary school. More...

Chapman hits milestone in busy volleyball week

Senior joins Crowell, Eddy in 600-kill club

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team, ranked sixth in Class 5A in the most recent maxpreps.com poll, won four games in as many days during Homecoming Week to improve to 15-1 on the season.  The last of the four wins was a 25- 15, 25-7, 2 More...

Dolphins to play its ‘For Real’ game Friday night

Several teams of local interest have – or will play – what this sports writer calls ‘For Real’ games in the very near future.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 4 GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Chamber Conference Room North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce,  More...

Home & Garden

Passionately Pink

When it comes to finding a cure to breast cancer, Studer Group is

Gulf Breeze based Studer Group is passionately pink for a cure to breast cancer - and they make raising awareness and funds a fun and informative event for the whole office.  More...

GBHS teacher stays strong while battling breast cancer

The life of any single, working mother is one of time management, selflessness, unlimited energy and unconditional love.  In the midst of her busy world of raising two young children, GBHS math teacher Tori Cartee found herself forced to focus o More...

Rain delays Rec Center completion

Gulf Breeze residents who are looking forward to taking advantage of shiny new basketball courts, a banquet room and plenty of the other amenities the expanded Rec Center will offer are going to have to wait a little longer, but the wait will be well More...

Election fraud detected

Supervisor of Elections office finds suspect registration forms

An investigation for voter registration fraud is underway after a staff member of the Santa Rosa County elections office discovered a pattern of erroneous information on newly filled-out registration forms.  More...

Events

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Island News

Art, Wine and song will entertain Pensacola Beach this weekend

With a stroke of a brush and a pop of a cork, Pensacola Beach will transform into an artist’s island and a wine lover’s retreat during the 5th Annual Art and Wine Festival, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Don’t let life pile up on you

Yesterday the traffic was a little slower than usual as I drove through the National Seashore on 98 heading west. When I saw the problem I had to count the cars involved in the crash: one, two, three, four, five . . . five. More...

$500K BP grant may ignite eco-tourism on island

Lila Cox, Pensacola Beach resident, told the Santa Rosa Island Authority last Wednesday that the application for $500,000 grant for improvements on Pensacola Beach was ready to go and would be in the mail by end of week.  More...

News

Granse seeks Seat 4 on county School Board

ELECTION 2012

I am Jenny Granse, and I am a candidate for District 4 School Board. More...

Unauthorized wire transfer drains bank account of $106,000

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

A Gulf Breeze man notified authorities that on Sept. 24, his Gulf Winds checking account was accessed without his permission and drained of more than $100,000. The man said a wire transfer occurred, taking $106,204 from the account. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  9/24/2012  Broxson, Suzanne Blakeman, W/F, 42, 8000 block of Nelda Road, Navarre, use of explosives  Kennedy, Jason Chesley, W/M, 36, 2000 block of Paloma Street, Navarre, burglary  More...

Obituaries

HELENE C. JORDAN

1918-2012

Helene C. Jordan, 93, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012. She was born on November 13, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, and had been a resident of the local area since 1990. More...

JOHN “JACK” W. LEAYCRAFT JR

1930 -2012

John “Jack” W Leaycraft Jr 82, of Gulf Breeze died peacefully at home on September 20, 2012 following a lengthy illness. Jack was born on February 9, 1930 in Nyack, New York. More...

DONALD B MILLER

1925 – 2012

Donald B Miller age 86 of Gulf Breeze passed away on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Donald was born in Martinsburg Township, MN and served in the United States Navy for twenty years and later retired from the Escambia County School Board after s More...

Business

Building an independent practice benefits local gynecologist

When it comes to understanding women’s health and being able to address women’s health needs, Dr. Karen E. Kennedy prides herself on being particularly astute. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Non-partisan analysis provided by the Florida League of Women Voters More...

Amendment 8

Religious Freedom

Synopsis: Amendment 8 revives long-standing debates over the separation of church and state. It would repeal a 126-year-old provision in the state Constitution that prohibits taxpayer funding of religious institutions. More...

Amendment 9

Homestead Property Tax Exemption for Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or First Responder

Synopsis: Amendment 9 grants full homestead property tax relief to the surviving spouses of military veterans who die from service-connected causes while on active duty, and to the surviving spouses of police, firefighters and other first responders More...