June 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

General Election set for June 11

The general election for the empty State House District 2 seat left by Clay Ford will be held on Tuesday, June 11. More...

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Community

Gulf Breeze students excel on FCAT

Santa Rosa County third graders scored the highest statewide in math testing

Gulf Breeze Schools scored among the highest in Santa Rosa County on their FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test) testing. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  June 9, 2005 GBN GB First Baptist welcomed a new, young pastor, Jeff Spooneybarger.  Five years ago   More...

City approves study for community center fees

The conversation between the city council and city staff has started to determine if it would be beneficial to start charging people who live outside of the Gulf Breeze city limits a nominal fee to use the tennis courts at the community center, and p More...

Entertainment

Who says the Blues can’t fly?

What is it about the month of July on Pensacola Beach? Temperatures will inevitably reach over 100 degrees, and the beads of sweat will start to form as the sun rises. More...

FWC promotes dive flag awareness

This summer, as even more people are out enjoying the warmer weather, it is important to remember to stay safe – and that goes for both on and in the water. More...

Visit Beach Church market and festival this weekend

Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m. More...

School

WBMS students scoop up awards at arts festivals

Woodlawn Beach Middle School students recently participated in the Great Gulf Coast Arts and Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts festivals.  Several of the students received honors or placed in the festivals, as well as four WBMS students who advanc More...

Bookout earns Pensacola Heritage Foundation scholarship

Pensacola Heritage Foundation, Inc., has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Nicholas Bookout, a graduating senior attending Gulf Breeze High School. More...

Larsen selected for Army split training

Private Eric Larsen, a Gulf Breeze High School Junior and Varsity Swim Team member, has been selected for the Army split training option. More...

Obituaries

Paul E. Baker, Jr.

Paul E Baker, Jr., 86, of Pensacola passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013. Memorial Services were held May 30 at Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. Rose Lawn Funeral Home handled arrangements.   More...

Juliette Jenard

Juliette Jenard, 87, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Friday, May 31, 2013.  Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Ashley Lauren Offerdahl

1987-2013

Ashley Lauren Offerdahl was our gift from God. She was born on September 16, 1987 in California. Ashley was adopted at the age of 6 months, with her “gotcha day” being April 15th. More...

Home & Garden

PT SOLUTIONS

Quality treatment with personal touch

Scott deMahy, one of the area’s top physical therapists, is now offering patients a choice in physical therapy in Gulf Breeze. More...

Bay views are matched only by chef’s creations at LaBrisa

Romantic yet casually elegant, LaBrisa is Gulf Breeze’s newest restaurant. More...

Global warning could make landscapers rethink plant choices

Living on the Gulf Coast, we have seen warmer winter temperatures in recent years. In 2011 and 2012 I recorded a low of only 31.8 degrees on my electronic thermometer. More...

Coyotes feasting on GB cats

“Hide your pets, the coyotes are coming.”  That’s what Gulf Breeze resident John Stoddard, and many other residents ,want locals to know.  Stoddard and his neighbors have noticed that many of the cats in the Whisper Pine D More...

Sailing the world

Locals return from 7-year trip

Some retired couples like to spend their golden years relaxing and keeping their lives free of stress and worry. More...

Students headed to nationals

Three Gulf Breeze Middle School students are heading to the University of Maryland to compete next week in the National History Competition for middle and high school student state winners from across the country. More...

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Island News

Rehab Center offers Turtle therapy

While divers and snorkelers can investigate the underwater reefs placed in Navarre Beach waters, a few yards away injured sea turtles from more than one state will soon be in rehab or surgery to repair their wounds.  More...

Celebrity Chef Andrew Zimmern will appear at ‘Taste of the Beach’

The beach season has just begun, but there’s already talk about how the sixth annual “Taste of the Beach” is going to be the best one yet! More...

Life is like a game of tag

She was a cute little girl, maybe 8 years old. She wore mismatched socks as if it was one of those special school days where the kids get to dress up differently. More...

News

Pot smokers nabbed in Rec Center parking lot

Two young Gulf Breeze men were discovered sitting in their vehicle parked at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center, smoking marijuana. The pair, aged 18 and 22, were charged with possession of marijuana on May 28 at 10:30 p.m. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  5/29/2013  Kennedy, Daniel OBrian, B/M, 28, 3000 block of Greenbriar Circle, Gulf Breeze, moving traffic violation - drive while license suspended habitual offender   5/30/2013  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

The GBFR responded to a total of 19 calls during the week of May 28 through June 2.  Thirteen were medical calls, one was public assistance, two were activated fire alarms and three were mutual aids to Pensacola Beach.  To learn more about More...

Sports

Gulf Breeze dominates NWFGSA Tournament

GBSA wins three of four age groups; Tiger Point 12s take third

Gulf Breeze Sports Association dominated last weekend’s Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance’s Postseason All Star Tournament, winning three of the four divisions.  GBSA’s U-8, U-10 and U- 16 teams all won championships, w More...

Linemen get active in 7-on-7 intrasquad game

Traditionally in 7-on-7 football, the linemen (actually, one lineman – the center) snaps the ball to his quarterback and watches his receiver and running back teammates run routes.  But in the second annual GBHS Intrasquad 7-on-7 Tournamen More...

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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, June 6  North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce  GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting, 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., GBA Chamber   More...

Health

Bowen’s disease can be eliminated

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have pseudogout. It’s hard for me to explain to people, so I either tell them I have gout or I don’t tell them anything.  Will you do me a favor and explain it in the paper? More...

Opinion

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The true spirit of our community

Even though I never had the pleasure of meeting Quentin Cooper, I had the opportunity to learn about the young man through friends and family members who said his smile will always be missed.  Hundreds crowded inside St. More...

Silent killers are in our neighborhoods

We continue to hear that guns are killing innocent people throughout our nation and we also have killers living alongside us and very little done about it. The killers I am referring to are West Nile Mosquitoes.  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT  OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR  More...