October 2, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Cut through closed

The Florida Department of Transportation officially closed the turn lane that runs into the Gulf Breeze Shopping Center Thursday morning. More...

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Community

FLASHBACKS

30 Years AgoOct. 4, 1984 After a unanimous vote, the Gulf Breeze City Council gave approval for the construction of the Police Department next to the Fire Department. 20 Years AgoSept. 29, 1994 More...

Timber!

Workers with the National Park Service take down what was left of the National Seashore sign that was damaged after a vehicle crashed into it last week. More...

Come get your animals blessed at St. Sylvester

Celebrate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi Saturday, October 18 starting at 10 a.m. at St. Sylvester Catholic Church, 6464 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. More...

Entertainment

‘Prince Avalanche’ mixes comedy, drama

For those of you that frequently keep up with the latest films being released in theaters (especially the mainstream ones), you’ve probably realized that in the last couple of weeks it’s become a barren wasteland.  More...

Support the journey of the Monarch Butterfly this weekend

Mark your calendars for this weekend, because Friday, Oct. 3 and Saturday, Oct. 4, the Panhandle Butterfly House is hosting its 8th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival. More...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s this weekend

It’s not too late to show your support for finding a cure to alzheimer’s. This Saturday, Oct. 4 starting at 7:30 a.m., the Pensacola Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Bayview Park, located at 2001 E. More...

Sports

Bay plays ‘keep away’ in 42-34 win

Tornado offense on field 26 of final 36 minutes; GBHS back in ­Panama City tonight against Rutherford

The Bay Tornadoes ­reverted to an old kids’ game to pull out a district win against GBHS Thursday.  After falling behind 10-0 in the first quarter, the Bay offense held the ball for 26 of the final 36 ­minutes, ­putting up 42 points as the More...

Lady Dolphins finish grueling week 2-1

GBHS plays 14 games in three days; fall at Choctaw in 5

The GBHS Lady ­Dolphin volleyball love their sport so much, they not only played three matches in as many days, they played 14 out of a possible 15 games.  The Lady Dolphins started the week with a five-set win over Catholic before beating Pace More...

Schedules

Thursday, Oct. 2   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Oct.

Thursday 2  North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce Flood Mitigation Meeting 1:30 p.m., Public Services Media Room  Monday 6   More...

Home & Garden

Sand sculpting

The Navarre Sand Sculpting Festival helped kick off a busy weekend last Friday. Nine master sand sculptors competed in the Soft Pack National Championship right on Navarre Beach. More...

Trivia masters show skills at fundraiser

The Mile High Club took home the top honors at Friday night’s second annual Trivia Night hosted by the Gulf Breeze High School Debate and Speech Team.  “We raised $6,964 and there were 160 who attended. More...

GB Chamber plans mini Business Expo

Does your company market to the business community? Exhibit in the Business- 2Business Mini Expo during the Rise and Shine Chamber Breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 9.  The event will be held at St. More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION  IN RE: Estate of ROLAND G. REAVES, Deceased. More...

Judicial facility woes

New facility in hands of voters

One of the longest ongoing dilemmas in the county’s history is finally getting a spot on the upcoming general election ballot.  Voters will get the chance to decide whether a one-cent sales tax increase should be put into place to help pay More...

Sweet spot eyeing GB

City council approves site plans for donut shop

Something sweet may be in the works for residents after the Gulf Breeze City Council approved a site plan that was submitted by Dunkin’ Donuts representatives last week.  According to City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy, the doughnut More...

United Peninsula Association gains 501c3 status

After almost three years of persistence and focus, the United Peninsula Association has finally gained their 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service and is recognized as a public charitable organization. More...

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Island News

Bridging the Gap

Members of the Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach and Pensacola Chambers gathered for the annual "Bridging the Gap" networking event at Bamboo Willie's last week. More...

The world looks a lot different without gravity

I have discovered some painful truths about constants and security. I have come to believe the words of the great modern musical philosophers Mumford and Son’s song “Hold on to What You Believe.”  More...

Meet the candidates tonight at forum

Do you want to know more about the candidates? Are you registered to vote? The Pensacola Beach Optimist Club has you covered. They are hosting a Candidate Forum, Thursday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Community Church.  More...

News

Raceway closes its doors

Taped off gas pumps and a plain white sheet of paper stating “Closed” is all that’s left of the Raceway Gas Station and Convenience Store location in Tiger Point.  Many noticed the store was closed shortly after Labor Day. More...

Task force to discuss warning system

If you want to know where there is a chance you may run into flooding, here’s your sign.  The county’s Flood Mitigation Plan Task Force plans to discuss Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) plans to warn residents of fl More...

Speeder arrested on multiple drug charges

A man who was traveling at a high rate of speed on the Pensacola Bay Bridge drew the attention of Gulf Breeze Police officers who say they found a stash of drugs inside the car. On Saturday, Sept. More...

School

GBHS Drama brings back The Addams Family

For one night only, the Gulf Breeze High Drama ­Department brought back its rendition of The Addams Family Friday night at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola.  The show revolves around the ­impending marriage between the Addams' daughter Wednesday More...

Obituaries

Michael Richard Sorrell

Michael Richard Sorrell, 60, of Gulf Breeze passed away on September 20, 2014.  Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday October 11, at Rose Lawn Funeral Home.  Services will follow at 10:30 a.m. More...

Daniel Rahn Russell

Daniel Rahn Russell, 56, was born January 4, 1958 in Birmingham, Ala. More...

Nathan Joseph Fife

Nathan Joseph Fife, 15, of Abilene, Texas passed away Friday, September 26, 2014. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at Beltway Park Baptist Church. Rev. David Cason and Rev. Wes Terry officiated. More...

Business

Sight and Sun doctors earn ‘A-Team’ status

Drs. Carl Spear, Katie Gilbert Spear and Robert Constantine, OTR/L, with Sight and Sun Eyeworks’ Visual Performance Center have been granted membership into “The A Team” - High Performance Vision Associates.  More...

Keenan joins RE/ MAX on the Coast

RE/MAX on the Coast would like to welcome Shawn Keenan to the team. Shawn has joined his wife Jennifer Keenan on the Keenan Team at RE/MAX on the Coast. More...

Nichols receives state award for excellence

Stan C. Nichols, Santa Rosa County Tax Collector has earned a special designation for excellence in the field of financial operations. More...

Opinion

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Help end domestic violence

Florida’s Court Clerks Bring Attention to Domestic Violence Awareness Month  October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. More...

Take steps to prevent fires on campuses

In my role as Florida’s State Fire Marshal, I strive to protect the people of our state from fire-related dangers. More...