2009-06-18 E-Edition

Four new agents join Re/Max on Coast

Re/Max on the Coast has added four new agents to its team. ¦ Mildred Frate-Smith has specialized in listing and selling residential coastal properties and estate homes along Northwest Florida’s Coast for more than six years. She graduated from the University of Georgia and earned a Master’s at Mercer University. Frate- Smith has 22 years of sales experience with AT&T/Lucent […]

Softball team wins summer openers; Baseball team splits with Navarre

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team started its summer league action with wins over Escambia and West Florida June 9 at Escambia. Lady Dolphins 6, Escambia 3: Gulf Breeze broke a 3-3 tie with three in the bottom of the fourth to beat Escambia. Alison Milam, who struck out five and walked two in the five-inning win, hit an […]

Disaster readiness theme of BRACE expo

Area residents and visitors are invited to attend the BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pensacola Civic Center to learn how to prepare for disasters that may impact their homes, families and businesses. Admission is free. Hurricanes are not the only disasters that require preparation. […]

Prices climb 8 cents in state

That's 3 cents higher than national average for gasoline

The national average price of gasoline inched up another 5 cents per gallon in the past week. In Florida, the average price increased 8 cents a gallon. U.S. fuel consumption remains relatively flat, and OPEC has revised its fuel consumption forecast downward to 230,000 barrels per day. An ample supply of fuel has refineries reducing their output and OPEC member […]

Mae Belle Boyle was one terrific mother-in-law

Marking off the birthdays this month, I came upon June 24, my mother-in-law’s birthday. When she became a widow in her late fifties, she came to live with us for half the year or more for almost 30 years. She lived with her daughter’s family the other half of the year. I know we have all heard horror stories about […]

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 18 Senior Officials Training Workshop at Emergency Operations Center 9 a.m., EOC Headquarters, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton Monday, June 22 Santa Rosa County Utility Board 5 p.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Tuesday, June 23 City of Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustments 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Wednesday, June 24 City […]


1936- 2009

Malcolm Lane Gilchrist, longtime Mayor of Gulf Breeze, passed away Friday, June 12, 2009. Mayor Gilchrist was born in Birmingham, Ala., on Nov. 26, 1936, the eldest son of Malcolm William Gilchrist Jr. and Marjorie Enzor Gilchrist. After graduating from Pensacola High School, he enrolled as a Naval Reserve Officers Training student at Auburn University, where he earned his engineering […]

Mayor Lane Gilchrist 1936-2009

'A True Gentleman'

L arge crowds gathered for the visitation and memorial services held Submitted photo Besides spending time with his family, Mayor Lane Gilchrist was arguably happiest when on the open water, landing trophy catches. this week to honor Mayor Lane Gilchrist, the man who served his community for over 27 years. Gilchrist, 72, died early Friday morning after battling cancer for […]

Bear’s visit amuses kids at St. Francis Bible School

Wildlife officials capture critter, which was the second bear spotted in area during week

Last week it was coyotes. This week it’s bears. Several Gulf Breeze residents spotted a black bear wandering in the area of Plantation Hill on Monday, June 15, and a bear was videotaped snooping around a home in the Paradise Bay neighborhood on Thursday, June 11. Parishioners at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church photographed a bear climbing a tree […]