December 20, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate crews to maintain Tiger Point

The City of Gulf Breeze plans to hit the ground running in 2012 with improvements to its recent acquisition, Tiger Point Golf Course and Country Club. City Council unanimously approved this week at its Dec. More...

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Community

Hospital recognizes Auxiliary members’ hard work

32,000 volunteer hours put in this year alone

On Dec. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago   More...

PSC students give back in ‘Fill the Pantry’ drive

Pensacola State College students emphasized “give” in the giving season by spearheading events to collect food and coats for those less fortunate in the community.  A recent “Fill the Pantry” drive netted almost 9,600 pou More...

News

Several drivers charged with DUI’s in city

Driving under the influence caught up with several people this week in Gulf Breeze.  Tuesday, Dec. 11   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  12/11/2012 Caruso, Lance Anthony, W/M, 20, 8000 block of Gulf Blvd., Navarre Beach, dealing in stolen property, fraud, forgery  More...

County looking locally to find economic development director

A local search company captured the confidence of the Santa Rosa County Commissioners last week in their proposal to help the county find an economic development director for the county. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphin soccer unbeaten streak at 12

Freshmen Edlund, Hawkins team up for lone goal

It's a long standing tradition in sports that veterans (or upperclassmen) put the rookies (or freshmen) through some good natured hazing – whether it’d be a new hairstyle or the carrying of their bags.  At this rate, the upperclassme More...

Volleyball celebrates another stellar year

The GBHS Lady Dolphin volleyball program celebrated one of its most successful years in school history with its season-ending awards banquet Sunday at Seville Quarter.  The ninth grade, junior varsity and varsity squads combined for a 58-4 recor More...

NFL slate tough on Gurus last week

Last week’s slate of NFL games was a tough one for the Gurus, as Tim Wise’s 7-3 mark was the best of all of them.  The other five Gurus were .500 or under, with leader Terry Gross coming in at 4-6. More...

Home & Garden

Pioneers of Space honored at Naval Museum

Thousands came out on Dec. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary kids learn a lesson in giving

As he dropped the carefully wrapped present into the box, the first grader beamed with the joy of giving.  Pandora de Balthazar is a local volunteer who, along with fifth grade teacher Mike Rodgerson, spearheaded the effort to instill the love o More...

Living icon remembers family beginnings

Northwest Florida is famous for its gorgeous beaches, the Naval Air Museum and Joe Patti Seafood! More...

City golf course buy OK’d

The county gave a thumbs up to the City of Gulf Breeze on Dec. More...

GBHS grad’s book gets rave reviews

Two things are for sure with Gwendolyn Oxenham - she moves quickly and she stays busy.  More...

Events

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Island News

Beach dog park idea on pause

Pensacola Beach won’t be allowing dogs on the beach anytime this year. More...

As the Magi changed, may this Christmas change you, too

The story says that the magi came from far away. Bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they arrived to shower gifts on a baby king who would never be crowned, except with thorns. More...

Entertainment

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ movie coming to big screen at Pensacola Saenger Theater

The Saenger Theatre is bringing classic movies back to the big screen, holiday-style! Everyone’s favorite classic holiday movie “It’s A Wonderful Life,” will be shown on Saturday, Dec. 22 at 6:30 p.m.  More...

Real life replicas of the Nina and Pinta coming to Pensacola

“The Light Before Christmas”  National Naval Aviation Museum's IMAX Giant Screen Through January 3, daily at 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.   More...

School

GBE students take a ride on the Polar Express

Every year around Christmas time, children at GB Elementary School get the chance to ride on the Polar Express.  On December 7, GBES kindergarten students got to do just that when they came to school in their pajamas and filed into the lunch roo More...

OBE students learn how to give back

These second graders in Julie Smith’s class at Oriole Beach Elementary are learning the true meaning of the season.  They have collected supplies and are shown here wrapping their “gifts” that will be shipped off to four active More...

GBE students take trip to Ft. Walton Indian Temple Mound

The fourth grade at GBE enjoyed their annual field trip to the Ft. Walton Indian Temple Mound this past week. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Christmas Closures   The Gulf Breeze City Hall, Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, SRIA and the Santa Rosa County offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25.   More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Allow the Light of Christmas to fill the darkness

Losing someone you love is always an extremely heartbreaking event. Losing a loved one during the holidays is often even more incredibly difficult. How do we go on and celebrate when our hearts are so heavy and they are not with us?  More...

Saint Nicholas’ tale began in Turkey

The real St. Nicholas was born in Patara, near Myra, in present-day Turkey around 280 A.D. He came from a wealthy Christian family, and entered the church, becoming a Greek Orthodox Bishop of Myra. More...