October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Reciting pledge of allegiance is optional, classroom signs say

Signs went up in every classroom Tuesday morning concerning the Pledge of Allegiance to the U. S. Flag.  “It’s nothing new as far as district or school policy. More...

Tomey appointed to GB High Asst. Principal

Gulf Breeze High’s new principal, Danny Brothers, had barely two weeks in the office before naming a successor to his former position as assistant principal. More...

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Community

Deadline to order large Christmas tree is Oct. 30

Was your last Christmas tree too short for your home?  Get a large Christmas tree that’s perfect for your high ceilings. Pre-order 11 to 12 feet tall Frazier Firs from the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club. Each tree is $180. More...

GB Rec center adds ATM

Anyone in need of cash quick will soon be able to find it at the Gulf Breeze Community Center, at least whatever is available to them in their own bank accounts.  More...

A new Eagle Scout

Spencer Grace received his Eagle award on Tuesday, Oct. 20. He began his scouting career with Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Pack 11 as a Tiger Cub in Joy McLaurine’s Den 1. More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

Oct.  Thursday 29  Gulf Breeze Police Pension Board  9 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers  Friday 30  Optimist Club Breakfast  6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria  N ov.  Monday 2   More...

SRSO deputies suspect foul play in Wakulla County

On Sunday, Oct. 25, deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call for service at 8582 Navarre Parkway at approximately 6:23 p.m.  More...

Flashbacks

One year ago this week... More...

Sports

Dolphin golf state-bound

GBHS beats unbeaten Fort Walton on way to regional crown

The fifth time was the charm last week for the GBHS boys golf team as they beat Fort ­Walton on their way to winning the Region 1-2A title Oct. 21 for the third consecutive year. More...

Lady Dolphins back as district champs

Gulf Breeze beats Washington in four, captures sixth district crown in last seven years

After a one-year hiatus, the Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin volleyball team are once again, district champions. More...

Dolphins, Raiders to renew rivalr y

Possession of the Publix Beach Bowl Cup won’t be the only thing up for grabs Friday night at Dolphin Stadium.  The unbeaten Navarre Raiders travel to Gulf Breeze to take on the ­Dolphins Friday at 7:30.  A win would give ­Navarre (2-0 More...

Health

Could back brace cause swollen feet?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 83 years old. I was lifting a heavy end table back in November, and I heard a crack. I knew I was in trouble, as that had happened on the golf course many years ago. I went to the hospital and was there for six days. More...

Opinion

On the Spot:

“What are you going to be for Halloween; and what is your favorite Halloween candy?”

“Batman and a 3 Musketeers Bar.” JAYDEN FOOTE 5th Grade More...

The courthouse is not Milton’s for the taking

Three of the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners recently spoke against “We the People’s” vote for a Courthouse location. More...

Florida’s black bears deserve better

It’s already been a sad week for black bears in Florida.  More...

Winds snap palms

Storm was remnant of Hurricane Patricia

The remnants of Hurricane Patricia, which was billed as the strongest hurricane on record before it hit Mexico’s Pacific Coast last week, joined up with a low pressure system over Texas and brought high winds and surf, flooded roads and power o More...

Termites – monsters property owners fear

What scares you? Zombies? Spiders? More...

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Island News

Scouts tour EPA lab

The Environmental Protection Agency on Pensacola Beach hosted Boy Scouts Troop 417 for a tour on Thursday, educating the boys about some of the projects currently underway at the facility which is located on a 17-acre plot of land extending into Sant More...

Entertainment

Netflix will revive ‘Gilmore Girls’ series

Q: One of my all-time favorite actors is Sean Bean, and I saw that he is in a new TV series. I’ve looked all over but can’t find it anywhere. Can you help? -- Valerie D., via email  More...

WEEK OF October 29 - November 4

Downtown Trick-or-Treat  Thursday, Oct. 29, 4:30 – 7 p.m. More...

‘Steve Jobs’ movie is problematic, uninventive

People are fascinated with Steve Jobs. This being made clear upon his death in October of 2011, when Apple stores around the world became overnight shrines to the former CEO (with flowers and notes dedicated to him littering storefronts everywhere). More...

School

Santa Rosa Schools plan new science camp next year

Part of district's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) initiative

The school board over ruled a recommendation by the superintendent at last week’s school board meeting concerning a new science camp administrators want to start next summer with no cost to students.  More...

Obituaries

Elliott Ashley “Buzz” Haycox, Jr.

October 9, 1937 – October 25, 2015

Elliott Ashley “Buzz” Haycox, Jr. entered the promised rest of his savior Jesus on the Lord’s Day, October 25, 2015. He died peacefully at home, holding the hand of the wife he cherished for 53 years, Bobbi. More...

Smith

Reagan Grace Smith, 5, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on October 19, 2015. A visitation was held at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Soundside, 4115 Soundside Dr., Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 on Friday, October 23, 2015. More...

Business

Avoid emotional investment decisions

What’s the biggest obstacle to your ability to invest successfully? Is it the ups and downs of the financial markets? Political events? More...

Home & Garden

Friends gear up for Library Book sale

FRIENDS’ of the Gulf Breeze Library BOOK SALE will happen on Friday, Nov. 6, from 5 to - 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 to 3 p.m;. both at the Library. More...

Dr. Nicole Barrineau brings smiles to Gulf Breeze for nearly two decades

After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Baltimore College of Dental Surgery and attending dental school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Dr. Barrineau brought her topflight dentistry to Gulf Breeze. More...

Thanksgiving Eucharist is for those in recovery

With St. Francis of Assisi, Gulf Breeze, St. Augustine’s is holding a special Thanksgiving Gratitude Eucharist for all Twelve Step Program members in the area and for their supporters.  More...