May 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Ogletree could become director

Shannon Ogletree – the interim director for the last eight months of Santa Rosa County’s economic development – may soon officially be the permanent director of the department. More...

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Community

City manager honored at Rotary ceremony

The University of West Florida College of Business, in partnership with the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola, named the 2013 recipients of the Combined Pensacola Ethics in Business Award on May 6 during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown P More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  May 12, 2005 GBN  More...

Family salutes King on his 90th birthday

Bill King turns 90   Long term resident of Gulf Breeze turned 90 on April 30. He celebrated his birthday with family and friends on Sunday April 28 at St Francis of Assisi Church during the coffee hour following the service.  More...

News

Burglar steals electronics from vehicle

A burglar struck a vehicle parked at the Sunchase condominiums on 200 Pensacola Beach Road on Thursday, May 2, nearly $1,000 worth of electronics and cash. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  4/26/2013  Wells, Michael Anthony, W/M, 27, 2000 block of Calle De Cantabria, Navarre, larceny  4/29/2013  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of April 31 through May 6, the GBFR responded to a total of 16 calls.  Ten were medical, one moving vehicle accident, one public assistance, one mutual aid to Midway and one mutual aid to Pensacola Beach.  To learn more abou More...

School

GBHS Debate Team heading to nationals

Despite a relative lack of funding, the Gulf Breeze High School debate team is sending seven students to the 2013 National Catholic Forensic League Tournament in Philadelphia over Memorial Day Weekend.  More...

Students earn $2,500 National Merit Scholarships

On May 6, National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced this year’s ational Merit $2500 Scholarship winners. More...

Students add up at ADDY Awards

Pensacola State College Visual Arts students won nine awards presented at the 2013 American Advertising Federation District ADDY Awards Gala in Jacksonville recently. More...

Health

How can I help my friend with Alzheimer’s disease?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Our friend, age 86, has Alzheimer's disease. She sees a neurologist every four months. Some days, she is lucid; other days, she's out in left field. She lives alone and drives a car.  More...

Opinion

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It’s not just the animals who suffer

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

While the death toll in the Bangladesh garment factory collapse continues to mount, public outrage justifiably grows.  Conditions for such workers are appalling: It is stifling hot with no fresh air, there’s no room to move, and there&rsqu More...

On the Spot:

“Who is your most influential teacher?”   More...

Payout to fuel restoration projects

The state of Florida announced this week that another $58 million in BP monies is being distributed to 28 projects under the Natural Resources Damage Assessment fund (NRDA), with over half of that money coming to Escambia and Santa Rosa County projec More...

Burglars strike Gulf Breeze home

Burglars made off with over $8,000 worth of jewelry and electronics after a brazen daytime invasion while the homeowners were at work on Wednesday, May 1 in the city.  A neighbor reported seeing a light blue Saturn repeatedly drive past the hous More...

Norovirus hits school district

A lot of attention in schools has recently been focused on child safety, but there is something else that is catching concerns from local parents – Norovirus.  The small virus, which is highly contagious, causes its victims to have a const More...

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Island News

If the world looks dirty, you may need to wash your glasses

Sunday afternoon we enjoyed a cookout with the Big Green Egg and some family friends. The kids rotated between running around the yard with water guns and playing in the swimming pool. More...

Derby dolls

Bettie Lee Sundstrom, Carleen Wheeler, and party guest Shelby Smith attend the annual Pensacola Beach Optimist Club fundraiser. More...

Entertainment

Swedish pianist final performer of Rolfs Piano Series at PSC

The Rolfs Piano Series finale features classical pianist Per Tengstrand at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Pensacola State College. The concert is in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus. More...

Art in the Park to bring juried artists to Pensacola

‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ Friday, May 10, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 7:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre   More...

Serenade mom with PSO concert on the beach

The Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) will present a special Mother’s Day concert, “Symphony by the Sea,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 12 at the Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion located on Pensacola Beach.  More...

Sports

Another double for Droogsma

Senior repeats as state champion in discus, shot put

It’s very rare for an high school athlete to say he or she won their final athletic contest.  Austin Droogsma can say it – twice, in fact.  More...

Baseball wins roller coaster regional game

Outfield assist ends game, secures 8-7 win at Suwannee

Fortunately, every Dolphin fan who made the four-hour-plus drive to Live Oak last week has a strong heart. Otherwise, they may have ended up in a hospital. More...

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, May 9  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Home & Garden

GB Relay for Life brings community together for cancer

39 teams and 393 participants raise $75,750.19

Days after the Gulf Breeze Relay for Life, the event more than met their goal of $90,000, with approximately $100,000 in donations turned in. The yearly event hosted 39 teams and 393 participants. More...

Sabal Palms add diversity to a Southern yard

Sabal palms (Sabal palmetto) are known locally as Sabals, Cabbage palms and Palmetto palms. It is a very cold hardy palm that is well adapted to the Gulf Coast. More...

FWC moves ahead with easier to follow marine fisherie regulations

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its April 17 Commission meeting near Tallahassee discussed a draft proposal designed to make the state’s marine fisheries regulations easier to read, understand and enforce.  More...