January 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

2 guilty of tax fraud

Two former Pensacola Beach residents were recently convicted of a federal tax fraud scheme after a 12-day trial at the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Pensacola.  More...

City discusses growth

The Gulf Breeze City Council and City Mayor Matt Dannheisser held their first informal council workshop recently in order to discuss in a casual setting potential projects and changes that would make a positive effect to the area.  More...

Special Sections

 

Community

Calendar of Meetings

Jan. Thursday 29  United Peninsula Association Quarterly Meeting  5:30 p.m., Tiger Point Golf Club  Friday 30  GB Optimist Club Breakfast  6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria  Feb. Monday 2  Ci More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/19/2015  Pursley, Robert Eugene, W/M, 54, 8000 block Miranda St., Navarre, drug possession  1/20/2015  More...

Flashbacks

10 Years Ago Jan. 27, 2005  It was announced that the Gulf Breeze recreation center will be expanding to accompany the great amount of users.  Construction of the Andrews Institute was planned to begin by March 1. More...

Entertainment

Entertainment

WEEK OF January 29 - February 5

‘Guys and Dolls’  Thursday, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m.  Saenger Theater   More...

‘Inherent Vice’ a quirky, psychedelic trip

The experience that I had with “Inherent Vice” was an odd one, but we are talking about Paul Thomas Anderson, so that was certainly expected. More...

‘Mad Men’ returns with final episodes this spring

Q: I am so glad that “Helix” is back on Syfy. Can you give me any hints of what to expect this season? -- Lily T., via email  More...

Business

Burge named president of Pensacola Association of REALTORS

Grey Burge was installed as the 2015 President of the Pensacola Association of REALTORS. He is a broker/owner of Real Estate House, Inc., a full service real estate sales office, in Gulf Breeze since 2001.  More...

Medical Center Clinic welcomes Jennifer Werrell

Medical Center Clinic is pleased to welcome the addition of Jennifer Werrell, OD to the Eye Institute.  More...

Russo of Professional Hearing Aid Center wins outreach award

On Tuesday, Jan. 13, Patricia Russo, owner of Professional Hearing Aid Center, received the William F. Austin, Heart & Spirit Award. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Will Do gathers tonight at Bridge Bar

With the January deadline to join Gulf Breeze Will Do approaching on January 31, the ladies who are members invite other members and potential members to an informal gathering tonight, Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Bridge Bar from 5 to 7 p.m.  More...

Wild goose chase

FWC says it’s legal to hunt in the sound

A barrage of gunfire startled golfers and residents near a hole on the Tiger Point Golf Course on Sunday after a resident reported seeing an armed man shooting what looked to be a pelican or a heron in the Santa Rosa Sound. More...

Missing GB teen located

A missing Gulf Breeze teen has been located and is recovering in a local hospital. That was the news coming from Jennifer Grant, the mother of 17- year-old Mitchell Grant, who went missing back on Friday, Jan. 16. More...

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Island News

Starbucks offers to open shop in visitor center when vacated

Looks like Starbucks may be opening a small coffee shop on Pensacola Beach later this year. More...

35' boat reported stolen

Sometime early in the morning of Sunday Jan. 25, a 35-foot Contender boat with three 300 horsepower Yamaha outboard engines was lowered into the water in the area of Sabine Drive on Pensacola beach and stolen. More...

Contract Bridge

A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE

Let’s say that you’re declarer in a given hand and that if you adopt a certain line of play, you’ll be a strong favorite to make your contract. More...

School

Off on the right note

Gulf Breeze Middle School Symphonic Band member Cole Kariher was recently chosen to be a member of the All-State Honor Band. Cole traveled to Tampa to rehearse and perform with other students from around the state. More...

Gulf Coast School of Music expanding into Gulf Breeze

Owner Jim Brown plans to open his newest location at 2733 Gulf Breeze Parkway, behind Mariachi’s, in mid February.  More...

Scholarships available to area students

The Michele W. More...

Sports

Boys soccer clinches regional tourney bid

GBHS at Arnold in regional quarters tonight

The third time was the charm for the Dolphin soccer team last week as they avenged two onegoal losses to ­Washington to edge the Wildcats 4-3 to clinch a berth in the regional ­tournament, which starts tonight.  More...

Lady Dolphins edge Arnold in regionals

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphins soccer team got goals from Megan Hawkins and Grace Garbell as they beat Arnold 2-1 in a ­Region 1-3A Quarterfinal game Thursday at Gulf Breeze High.  More...

County, now ­district rivals

GBHS, Navarre, Pace Milton District 2-6A for next four years

Schools that are already quite familiar with each ­other will be a little ­closer for the next four years as Gulf Breeze, Navarre, ­Milton and Pace will make up District 2-6A for the next four years, the Florida High School Athletic Association annou More...

Health

Patient fights doctor’s advice

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 95 now and take no medications. My primary-care doctor wants me to take aspirin, even just the baby aspirin, twice a week. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

We are humbled by Chamber award

It came as quite a shock when Gulf Breeze Chamber Chairman of the Board Karen Jurkowich called out the name of the 2014 Business of the Year: “Gulf Breeze News and Splash Magazine!”  I handed my camera to my husband, Bob, made my way More...

American Sniper review was not on target

I have been asked by many a Veteran and countless students to offer an alternate viewpoint to last week’s review of the movie, American Sniper.  Suffice it to say the Late Chief Chris Kyle is not “ infamous,” as last week&rsquo More...