Holiday parade delights

Ho! Ho! Ho! Holiday season rolls in with merriment, glee

From all indications, Saturday’s Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade was one of the biggest and most well-attended events in its history. Thousands of people lined Shoreline Drive under sunny, mild conditions to revel in the holiday spirit and welcome a visit by Santa Claus atop a Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue truck. Candy, beads and waves were the order of the […]

Experts go on offensive against dope

¦ Trio will address students about varied dangers of substance abuse

First of a two-part series Three local women have joined forces to combat issues of teen drug and alcohol use. Dr. Nicole Barrineau, D.D.S.; Dr. Rayme Edler, M.D., M.S.P.H.; and Kristin Bass, R.D.H will address these issues with Gulf Breeze High School students at a special program tomorrow morning (Dec. 9) at 9 a.m. The trio has already given the […]

GB resident throws hat in ring – for U.S. President

¦ Former ship builder wants to become next leader of free world

There’s Romney, Perry, Huntsman, Gingrich, Bachman, and now, to add to the lineup of presidential hopefuls, Taylor. Howard Taylor, a resident of the Polynesian Islands subdivision in Gulf Breeze, says he’s the most qualified person to become the next leader of the free world. Taylor, a former ship builder most recently from Mississippi, says he is upset about the leadership […]

DeMaria harbors Grammy hopes

¦ His album, ‘Gaia,’ and collaborative effort are nominated

Gulf Breeze recording artist Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria’s star continued its meteoric ascension last week when he received his third and fourth Grammy nominations for his outstanding music. DeMaria’s album ‘Gaia’ – his third to reach No. 1 on the New Age chart – was nominated Nov. 30 by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Additionally, he is […]

GB Credit card processing firm expanding

A Gulf Breeze firm is expanding and relocating and will be hiring after the first of the year. 3Delta Systems, Inc., offers information-rich business-tobusiness payment processing, and business is good. They currently have clients such as Honeywell, General Electric and Cintas Corporation, among others, throughout the country. The firm has been located in Quietwater Business Park and is finishing out […]

Midway FD’s Santa Rides start Friday in district

Midway Fire District will sponsor its annual Santa Rides into select neighborhoods beginning on Friday, Dec. 9 on the south side of U.S. Highway 98. Santa and/or his helpers will give out candy to children in Victorian Village on Friday at 5:45 p.m., followed by a stop in Sound Forest at 6:45 and Berkley Forest at 7:45. On Monday, Dec. […]

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

GB Fire & Rescue For the week ending Dec. 4, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 22 emergencies. These incidents included 14 medical calls, 1 activated fire alarm, 2 hazardous conditions, 4 mutual aids to Midway Fire, and 1 dispatched and canceled en route. To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, log on to firedept/index.html. […]

Silverware worth $5K missing

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Monday, Nov. 28, a Palmetto Street resident reported that a quantity of silverware was missing, possibly over a period of time. The silverware was valued at $5,000. On Saturday, Dec. 3, GBPD officers served a warrant on a Cantonment man in reference to a traffic stop. On Sunday, Dec. 4, officers arrested Kenneth Sutton, 52, of Pensacola and charged […]

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 11/29/2010 Alford, Omar Acuna, W/M, 37, 9300 block of East River Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. 11/30/2010 Whitaker, Jennifer Ardella, W/F, 26, 5400 block of Pecos Pass, Gulf Breeze, larceny and fraudulent use of credit cards. 12/1/2010 Mobley, Mark Howard, W/M, 33, 2100 block of Panhandle Trail, Navarre, driving with a suspended license. Taylor, Crystal Joann, W/F, 28, 2200 […]

GB Hospital holds coat drive


Cooler temperatures have arrived, and many of our friends and neighbors might not have adequate clothing to stay warm this winter. Staff and volunteers of Gulf Breeze Hospital invite the community to participate in a winter coat drive for area children and families in need. All sizes of clean, gently worn coats will be accepted through Dec. 31 at Gulf […]