October 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Sandwich shop donates $23,000 to Midway FD

Donation will fund new extradition equipment

Firehouse Subs of Gulf Breeze is helping the Midway Fire house with a big boost – a $23,000 boost. More...

Early voting begins Saturday

Voters will have a chance to vote for incumbent Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney for president of the United States as well as a host of other candidates as early voting begins in Santa Rosa County.  More...

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Community

Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 1

The annual Gulf Breeze Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, Dec. 1.  More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  Oct. 20, 2004 GBN   More...

October brings lots of fun and good deeds

In October, Halloween happens and is absolutely one of the best holidays of the year for many people. It is the favorite for some because there is no stress, no overload and no “holiday depression.” It’s just absolutely fun.  More...

Entertainment

Divers show off carving skills this weekend

Pumpkin? Check. Carving tools? Check. Scuba gear? Huh?  Scuba gear is one of the tools needed to participate in the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest, which is taking place Saturday, Oct. 27 at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.  More...

America’s favorite softball team swings into Northwest Florida

Morgan Sports Center in Destin, will be the scene of an amazing display of elite athleticism, raw courage and unshakeable determination on Saturday, Nov. 3. More...

Public invited to free movie night at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium

The public is invited to the Pensacola Bayfront Stadium for a free showing of "Madagascar 3 - Europe's Most Wanted" courtesy of Tri Golf Coast. The movie begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. More...

School

Woodlawn robotics students earn awards at competition

Robots raced against time as students from Northwest Florida competed on Saturday at the sixth annual Emerald Coast BEST Robotics competition at the University of West Florida Field House.  Among the students participating were Woodlawn Beach Mi More...

Cadets mark the spot

Gulf Breeze High School’s Air Force JROTC unit spent their Saturday morning driving around Gulf Breeze placing blue reflector markers in the road alongside our City’s fire hydrants. More...

PB Elementary fall festival is Friday

The PBES annual fall festival is on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5-8 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rosalie N. Brewer

1925-2012

Rosalie N. Brewer, 87, of Gulf Breeze, FL since 1988, passed away on October 18, 2012.  Rosalie was born on January 7, 1925 in Enid, Okla. She was the loving daughter of the late N.H. and Genevieve Nicholas.  More...

Donald H. Esry (Don)

Donald H. Esry (Don), passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, October 14, 2012. He and Mary Joe enjoyed 50 wonderful years together and she will need your love and prayers in the coming days. Besides Mary Joe, he is survived by his sons, Don, Jr. More...

Betty Ann Smith

1931 -2012

Betty Ann Johnson Smith, 81, of Gulf Breeze died Friday, October 12th. A native Pensacolian, she was raised in North Hill, attended P.K. Yonge School and graduated from Catholic High. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

A vote for Amendment 8, ‘Religious Freedom,’ is a dagger in the heart of public education

A s mail-in ballots are delivered to voters all across Florida this week, they are now seeing the scope of the many important decisions they must make this election year. More...

How did we let the school’s triangle plot get away?

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Would someone please tell me why we are letting a great opportunity pass us by to purchase the triangle land at Highway 98 and Daniel Drive? Why did we sell it in the first place? More...

FDOT may toll to GB, not P’cola

Nearly 130 people attended a Florida Department of Transportation information meeting last week at the Bayside Center, formerly the Civic Center, to view FDOT information about the proposed Replacement Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...

Win free year of Chick-fil-A on Nov. 1

Gulf Breeze’s newest restaurant adds 75 jobs

The latest Chick-fil-A will open at 310 Gulf Breeze Parkway where the chain will award a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A® Meals (52 certificates) to each of the first 100 adults in line, ages 18 and older with identification - which is a total of More...

Fundraiser aims to turn clean cars into computers

Gulf Breeze High Principal Jason Weeks said the PTSO fundraiser being held Saturday, Oct. 27 will be the first of an annual “technology” fundraiser for the school. The PTSO is hoping to raise at least $16,000 with the Oct. More...

Events

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Island News

Fall festival brings spooky fun to PBES

The PBES annual fall festival is on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 p.m. -8 p.m. This is a community event including beach and Gulf Breeze friends, so feel free to invite friends and family. More...

PB has Halloween happenings all over the island

Trunk or Treat Festival  Pensacola Beach Community Church 920 Via De Luna Dr. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2 - 4 p.m. More...

Dig out of life’s muddy situations to accomplish life goals

So, I am waiting outside on the sidewalk across the street with my youngest daughter. It is just about time for the school bus to pick her up. We had been out there for about ten minutes when we noticed a noise on the south side of our house. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 10/19/2012   Martin II, James Edward, W/M, 19, 1000 block of Players Club Circle, Gulf Breeze, probation violation  Wade IV, Robert Lee, BM, 22, 1000 block of Shellfish Drive, Navarre, burglary   More...

Woman arrested for giving false name, resisting officer

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

A 24-year-old Crestview woman was in the Santa Rosa County jail Tuesday after giving officers a false name, resisting an officer without violence and habitual driving with a suspended license.  Gulf Breeze officers arrested Jennifer Gregory on M More...

County eyes larger well protection zone

The drinking water in Santa Rosa County is a priority to the county commissioners, especially with all the new industrial development being proposed in the north end of the county. More...

Sports

Playoff hopes still alive

Gulf Breeze registers four takeaways to notch 31-6 win at Bay; stays in second in district standings

Last week’s Dolphin football game was a Sesame Street episode, it would’ve been brought to you courtesy of the letter D and the number 2.  More...

My team lost...but nobody died

For those who know me, I try, on occasion, to be a little glib. More...

Volleyball upends defending state champs

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team, last year’s 5A state runners up, showed some of its championship mettle last week, winning a 25-21, 22- 25, 25-23, 25-16 match over Tallahassee Leon – the defending 6A state champions – More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, October 25 GBA Chamber October Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m., Bayside Collision Center Commission Regular, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room  More...

Business

Explore new opportunities during open enrollment

If you work for a mediumsize or large organization, you may well be entering that time of year known as Open Enrollment. More...

Passion for pharmacy started at young age

Sharon Jordan Sims was born to serve her community

Sharon Jordan Sims knew early on that she wanted to be a pharmacist. In fact, she began helping out in Bokas- Jordan Pharmacy when she was only 10 years old. More...

Wear pink for breast cancer awareness

New Attitude Salon, 3238 Fordham Pkwy., off Gulf Breeze Pkwy., is offering stylish pink streaks – a very popular way to show our support for breast cancer patients, survivors and awareness for only $20. More...