December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

City to build stairway on disputed access

After the city council approved last Monday to construct a staircase on the unimproved right of way of Catawba Street in an effort to correct the steep and unsafe conditions and to protect the general public’s use of the right of way, a tempora More...

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Community

Caring at Christmas

The Lifeteen members of St. Ann Catholic Parish gathered for their Christmas party, and they collected various items for the homeless in our community. More...

Divorce workshop is for kids

DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) is a program for children (ages 5-12) of families experiencing divorce and separation.  The group meets at Gulf Breeze United Methodist on Thursdays beginning January 7. More...

There’s still time to ship Christmas presents

USPS   Drop first class letters and cards in your mailbox by Dec. 19; Priority (1-3 day) service by Dec. 21; Express Overnight by Dec. More...

School

Boston U. graduates Nocon

Boston University awarded academic degrees to 1,637 students in September..  Among the graduates was Allison L. Nocon, who received a Master of Arts in Nutrition and Metabolism.  More...

Top spellers

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, Gulf Breeze Middle School held its annual spelling bee. More...

Sports

End of an era

Nemith to step down after 13 years as football coach

Chris Nemith resigned Friday after 13 years as Dolphin head football coach.  “It’s just time to turn the page for everybody involved,” said Nemith, whose Dolphins made the playoffs this year despite a 2-9 record. More...

GB boys hoops loses at Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team let a nine-point, third quarter lead slip away Saturday as the Navarre Raiders used a 22-4 fourth quarter to win 62-54. More...

Dolphin wrestling wins home debut

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team held its first home match of the season Dec. More...

Home & Garden

Winterfest rides offer holiday spirit

There is still time for holiday fun on one of the step-on trollies that make stops at 17 holiday-themed performances set around downtown Pensacola! Everyone will be singing, entertaining and having a blast getting into the Christmas spirit. More...

All I Want for Christmas is My Two Front Teeth

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RESTORE projects advance

Discovery Center tops first round

The 45-day comment period is over for the project list proposed by the Santa Rosa RESTORE committee to be done with from the BP Oil spill already in the county’s bank. More...

Navarre pier operators have new deadline

The Navarre Fishing Pier operators met the county’s Dec. 11 deadline to remain in control of the pier and dodged a foreclosure threat at least through the first week of January. More...

Bake sale raises $10,000

Gulf Breeze High School Principal Danny Brothers presents Judy Burns, Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola, a check for $10,000 as the Student Government Association cheers. More...

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Entertainment

This critic’s top 10 movies for 2015

Editor’s Note: Clay Bloodworth rates his top 10 movies for 2015. He is ending his column with this issue as he prepares to move on to college.   More...

WEEK OF December 17 - December 23

Irving Berlin’s White Christmas   More...

‘Shades of Blue’ premieres Thursday, Jan. 7

Q: I saw a commercial for a new TV series with Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, and it looked REALLY good. What can you tell me about it? -- Danny T., via email  More...

News

Gomillion salary, contract approved

Tony Gomillion has been officially hired and his contract signed as Santa Rosa County Administrator. He will take over from retiring Administrator Hunter Walker the first week of January 2016. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Dec.  Thursday 17  Police Pension Board Meeting  8 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers  Tourist Development Council  8:30 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center  Local Mitigation Meeting   More...

BP fines will fund oyster bed project

Thanks to the RESTORE Council earmarking a little more than $300,000 in BP Oil fines to go toward the study of restoring the oyster beds in the Eastern Pensacola Bay, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation announced in November that almost $2 mill More...

Faith

Experience Christmas Eve at Momentum Church

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Momentum Church with five special gathering times: 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Gulf Breeze Elementary School and 5 and 7 p.m. at Navarre High School. More...

Obituaries

Y. Stephen Hogg, Jr.

1928 - 2015

“It’s not that I want to die,” Steve Hogg recently told his grandson, “but if I do, I’ve had a great life.” 87-year-old Y. More...

Business

Consider long-lasting financial gifts to grandchildren

If you’re a grandparent, you may get a card or a little present from the grandkids. More...

Health

Jury is still out on effect of artificial sweeteners

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am currently dieting and, with that, trying to reduce my sugar intake. I prefer drinks sweetened with aspartame over water most of the time. Am I asking for trouble? - - P.C.  More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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The light of the world won’t fail us

Christmas has always been so very special for me. Every year I plan a tree resplendent with decorations full of significance. More...

The Magi, like Santa Claus, came bearing gifts

There could have been three of them but we aren’t really certain. We don’t know what they looked like, how old they were, or even their religion. Names have been suggested, but they are just possibilities. More...