2006-04-06

2006-04-06 E-Edition

Gulf Breeze targets redevelopment



Nearly 100 residents and business owners gathered last week at the Recreation Center in Gulf Breeze to participate in an interactive forum designed to gather input on the redevelopment of the Gulf Breeze area. Led by Land Design Innovations, Inc., (LDI) the meeting combined small group analysis with a slide show rating system to encourage input from participants regarding the […]

Midway Fire receives training accreditation



The Midway Fire District joined elite company and became the only fire district in the State of Florida to operate a full scale training facility. The new training center, located at the Midway Fire District sub station on Abercrombie Road, is only the twenty-ninth training facility of its kind in the Sunshine State. Previously, Santa Rosa firefighter hopefuls were required […]

Gulf Breeze leaders emerge



As the local business community grows, Gulf Breeze Emerging Leaders (GBEL), a group for young professionals in the greater Gulf Breeze Area, continues to promote its values of networking, community involvement and leadership. “The reason we started the group was to reach a younger demographic in the Gulf Breeze Chamber community,” said Robert Koonce, one of the founders of GBEL. […]

Fitch honored with endowed scholarship to alma mater UWF



The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Community Life Center was filled to capacity as friends, coworkers, parents, business leaders and students gathered to honor Gulf Breeze High School Principal Cherry Fitch. “The word to describe this lady is gracious,” said Santa Rosa County School Board Chair Ed Gray. “She not only ran a tight ship, she was invested in every […]

Gulf Breeze’s Gilroy honored



Gulf Breeze resident and retired Col. Mike Gilroy joins the exclusive company of other famous aviators like Jimmy Doolittle, Neil Armstrong and John Glenn when he is honored at the Gathering of Eagles Ceremony at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base’s Air University at Montgomery, Ala., in late May. According to the Air University web site, the Gathering of Eagles program is […]

17th annual Marketplace deemed a success



The Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce 17th Annual Marketplace Expo was a huge success with an estimated 3,000+ in attendance. “The turnout was fantastic. It exceeded our expectation, and we feel strong that having something like that in our community is a win-win for everyone,” said Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandy Kimbrough. Kimbrough said she heard […]

GB resident bicycles from coast to coast



Gulf Breeze High School alumnus Michelle Norberg will bicycle from Jacksonville, FL to San Francisco this summer with Bike & Build, a nonprofit organization that mobilizes young people to raise money and awareness for the affordable housing cause. All together, the team of 32 participants will ride 3700 miles, and build houses 11 days out of their 75-day trip. “I […]

Jolly’s students learn about cafe management



Elementary school teachers work hard to teach their class as much as they can about reading writing and arithmetic, and Gulf Breeze Elementary School third grade teacher Leslie Jolly takes the education process to a whole new level by adding business administration to that list. Thoughts and memories that drift back to early elementary to a time when we subconsciously […]

Rone earns Eagle Scout rank



In the photo, right, Gulf Breeze senior Will Rone stands with his parents, Bill and Rita Rone, following the Court of Honor, on March 5th, in which he was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. Over 75 guests attended Rone’s Eagle ceremony and reception, held at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. A number of individuals participated in the ceremony, including […]