May 23, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Motorcyclist dies in Tiger Point accident

A 30-year-old Gulf Breeze man was killed over the weekend after he lost control of his Honda motorcycle and hit a tree early Sunday morning in a Tiger Point subdivision. More...

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Community

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  May 26, 2005 GBN  A group in Santa Rosa County put the wheels in motion and started pushing the legalization of the sale of wine and liquor in Santa Rosa County by mailing petitions to every registered voter in the county. More...

Dozens inducted into Junior Honor Society

Parents, grandparents and siblings watched as 70 middle schools students were inducted into the Gulf Breeze Middle School NJHS on May 16 at 8 a.m. More...

GB Rotary honors students

Each year, the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club recognizes students nominated by Gulf Breeze High School as exemplary within their academic discipline, sport or club.  This year, more than 50 Gulf Breeze seniors were honored by the Gulf Breeze Rotary Clu More...

News

Officers charge four with driving without valid licenses

Several people were driving with suspended licenses this week.  On Tuesday, May 14, a 24- year-old Pensacola man was stopped for speeding on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. He did not have a valid driver license nor a motorcycle license. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.  Felonies   5/14/2013  Broxson, Brandon Joseph, W/M, 25, 8000 block of Noah Hurst Rd., Navarre, larceny, probation violation  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

For the week of May 13 through May 19, the GBFR responded to a total of 21 calls. More...

School

Service for seniors to be held next Thursday

The class of 2013 Baccalaureate services for Gulf Breeze High School seniors will be held on Thursday, May 30, at 6 p.m., at St. More...

WBMS students, teachers give back to furry friends

The Animal Welfare Club of Woodlawn Beach Middle School is an example of how students can make a difference.  Animal Welfare Club Sponsor, Heather Owens, began the club mid-year last year in response to student desires to help animals in our are More...

Self defense class held at GBHS

A free self-defense clinic for students in grades 8 though 12 was held on April 20 at Gulf Breeze High School to teach students defense techniques.  The workshop was sponsored by Gulf Breeze High School Parent Teacher Student Organization and In More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, May 23  SRC School Board Workshop - Strategic Plan Development, 8 a.m., SRC Superintendent’s Office  SRC School Board Meeting, 10 a.m., SRC Superintendent’s Office   More...

Home & Garden

Volunteering is for the birds

Whoever first said, “it’s for the birds” must have been referring to the beautiful beaches of Northwest Florida. More...

Treat yourself to good food, friendly atmosphere and great service

Sunset Grille’s new menu is turning heads

The Sunset Grille, located at the Tiger Point Golf Course in Gulf Breeze, now offers an exciting, new menu to go with the renovations and improvements the golf course has already undergone.  More...

Legals

Legals

CASE NO.: 2012-001024-CA BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, a North Carolina banking company, successor by merger to Colonial Bank, N.A., Plaintiff, v.  More...

If the shoe fits...

Student collects shoes for less fortunate

Shoes are one of the most important articles of clothing a person can have. Shoes protect a person’s feet from the extreme heat or cold of the ground, protect their soles from sharp objects, and can also give people a sense of style.  More...

Whooping cough reported in SRC

The Santa Rosa County Department of Health received their first confirmed case of whooping cough for the year on May 15.  Since the discovery, the individual's family and other personal contacts have been notified and are receiving prophylaxis a More...

Panera Bread build pushed back

Residents craving a fresh panini and a bowl of soup may have to wait a little bit longer for Panera Bread to open.  According to Amanda Saxon, a spokeswoman for Panera Bread, the completion date for the new location at Daniel Street and Highway More...

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Island News

We can outgrow clothes, shoes, needs and ideas

I wouldn’t really call it “camping,” but we still do it a lot. Originally, we really did camp. Sandra and I would back pack portions of the Appalachian Trail using pup tents. Then, we graduated to larger cabin type tents. More...

Hunting sand crabs

“Sand Crabs & The Huntsman” by Kunze was the People’s Choice winner at the Fiesta Sand Sculpture contest Sunday at Pensacola Beach. More...

Showers are working at National Park

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown has announced that the showers behind and attached to the Jetties restroom building at the Fort Pickens Area are repaired and operational. More...

Entertainment

‘Evenings in Olde Seville Square’ series is resurrected tonight

The sounds of music will soon again be coming from the center of downtown Pensacola, as Evenings in Olde Seville Square is revived and restored after it was announced last year that after 25 years the concert series, which was thrown by the Pensacola More...

Couch Theater DVD Previews

Editor’s Note: DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of May 27.  Movie Picks of the Week   More...

Fellow performers throw benefit Saturday for cancer stricken student

An opportunity to support a wonderful showcase for an excellent cause is found in “Hope 4 Halee.” Many Pensacola youth favorites will be performing, and all proceeds go to Hope 4 Halee.  Halee Boyd is an 18-year-old former IB student More...

Sports

Dolphins split two quarters at Spring Jamboree

SCORES  Junior Varsity Gulf Breeze 5, Gulf Shores 0 Gulf Breeze 0, Spanish Fort 0 Varsity Gulf Breeze 10, Gulf Shores 7 Spanish Fort 20, Gulf Breeze 0   More...

Gulf Breeze repeats as Academic State Champs

Gulf Breeze High School was named the Florida Academic State Champions for Class 5A last week – the second consecutive year GBHS has won that honor.  More...

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Health

Baptist receives ‘Stroke Gold Plus’ Achievement Award

HEALTH BRIEFS

Baptist Hospital, Inc. has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. More...

What is the best time to take a multivitamin?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My doctor gave me some very unsettling news. He says I have cataracts in both eyes. I haven’t been able to sleep since he told me. My aunt was blind later in life. More...

Opinion

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The true meaning of Memorial Day

Editor’s Note: This was an editorial written by Mike Esmond, the Americanism Chairman of American Legion Post 378 in Gulf Breeze in honor of Memorial Day last year.  More...

Keep a watchful eye on our enemies

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Since the Spanish-American War, the United States has had a poor record of preparing against future threats.  We cut vital development needed to meet future foes, losing lives and treasure until we wake up from our self-inflicted slumber.  More...