February 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Blackhawk Memorial Underway

Groundbreaking for the Black Hawk Memorial in Navarre Park was held last Friday afternoon, with about 50 in attendance plus several media representatives. More...

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Community

Whitehurst selected as SRC PIO

Santa Rosa County is pleased to announce the hiring of Brandi Thompson Whitehurst as the new public information officer. More...

Nominate now for LEAP 2017

The Pensacola Chamber Foundation is now accepting nominations for the Leadership Pensacola (LeaP) Class of 2017! Self-nominations are accepted. More...

City to sell surplus parcel

After declaring 417 Fairpoint Dr. to be surplus property and retaining the services of a local realtor on a pro bono basis to market the property, an offer of $73,000 plus $3,000 in closing costs from KGR Ventures, LLC was accepted. More...

News

Developers still pursuing apartment complex in GB

A four-acre vacant commercial parcel abutting the Neighborhood Wal-Mart and Kenilworth Ave. More...

... And let there be light

City keeps lighting on Madrid Ave. despite protests

A conflict regarding a streetlight recently installed on Madrid Ave. can spark the City of Gulf Breeze to pave the way for bringing cutting-edge lighting technology into the city. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Feb. Thursday 4 SRC Tourist Development Council 8:30 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room Library Advisory Board 4 p.m., Library Administration, 6275 Dogwood Dr., Milton Friday 5 Optimist Club Breakfast More...

Sports

Ponte Vedra ends soccer season again

Gulf Breeze was hoping the third time would be the charm, but it wasn’t meant to be as Ponte Vedra, for the third time in the last eight years, ended the Lady Dolphins’ season with a 2- 0 win in the Region 1-3A final Friday at Ponte Vedra More...

Parker busy on court and in (and away) from classroom

Amy Parker, the Gulf Breeze High School Girls’ Basketball Coach, casually tosses the words off: Harvard, Yale, Notre Dame, the Naval Academy, PEN, West Point, the Air Force Academy. More...

One last game to pick

The 2015-16 Gridiron Gurus contest will come to an end Sunday with Super Bowl L between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.Dr. Philip Gibson has a two-game lead on Patrick Simpson (138-53 to 136-55). More...

Obituaries

Marillyn H Jesmonth

1928 – 2016

Marillyn Hanemann Jesmonth passed away on January 25, 2016 at the age of 87. More...

Home & Garden

Impact 100 membership drive continues

The year is just beginning but it will be just as exciting as 2015. The membership season will continue until March. More...

Argos go read

Members of the inaugural University of West Florida football team paused from their studies and practice to take part in literacy week at Gulf Breeze Elementary School. Players took turns reading to different classes. More...

Have breakfast and a peek behind the scenes at Naval Museum

How would you like to take a peek behind the scenes at the artifacts that are rarely seen by the public at the National Museum of Naval Aviation? Well now you can, every Tuesday in February at 9 a.m. More...

City to eye term limits for council

Joe Henderson wants to clarify role of council

Recent issues of city staff approving expenditures and bringing forth to the council for approval after the fact has prompted Councilman Joe Henderson to propose an ordinance that outlines a clearer image of the duties and responsibilities of members More...

GB counters Peyton offer

A counter offer is on the table from the council for a previous unsolicited offer from Henghold Skin Health & Surgery Group to purchase the Peyton Complex at the city’s easternmost corridor in order to minimize financial loss for the city. More...

‘Mr. Larry’ is Santa Rosa Custodian of the Year

Larry Dixon – known by students and teachers at Gulf Breeze Elementary as “Mr. Larry was chosen as Santa Rosa County School District’s Custodial Employee of the Year last week. More...

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Island News

SRIA approves 2-year priority list for projects on beach

A list of proposed projects to be completed on Pensacola Beach over the next two years was approved last week at the Santa Rosa Island Authority board meeting. The total for projects would be $3.695 million spread between the 2016 and 2017 budgets. More...

Navarre Beach renourishment presentation is Feb. 11 at Tiger Point

The Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners will hold its regular meeting Feb. 11 at 9 a.m. in the Tiger Point Community Center, 1255 Country Club Road in Gulf Breeze. More...

Entertainment

‘Quilters’

PLT presents a patchwork of tales of life on the prairie

Life on the early American frontier was rigorous, yet rewarding and Pensacola Little Theatre’s next show “Quilters: A Frontier Musical” depicts the hardships and joys of the pioneer woman. More...

‘The Revenant’ – vengeance and survival in early American wilderness

On most days, in most ways, the day-to-day lives we lead in 21st century America are quite cushy and relaxed. More...

Josie Bissett filming ‘Operation Chromite’

Q: Can you tell me what Josie Bissett has been up to? -- Cara T., via email More...

School

Groovy

Reading event has GB Middle Schoolers swapping books

You might think that Wednesday was just another day at Gulf Breeze Middle School, but in fact, it was way more groovy than that! More...

GBE Support Employee of the Year

Ms. Mary DelPino is a paraprofessional in Gulf Breeze Elementary School’s self-contained CBSA classroom. This is her second year working at GBE and she was selected as Support Employee of the Year. More...

SRSD bestows countywide honor on substitute teacher

For the first time ever Santa Rosa County School District honored a Substitute Teacher as one of its Non-Instructional Employees of the Year. More...

Health

Healthy bodies don’t need supplements

DEAR DR. ROACH: After viewing an infomercial that praised the benefits of probiotics, I would like to know what you think. Probiotics have been prescribed when one is taking antibiotics to replenish the good bacteria that is lost. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Bay Bridge issues are not new

There has been a lot of misinformation about the Bay Bridge lately and that is a shame. This is not a new topic and it has been covered very well by the Gulf Breeze News over the years. More...

Midway Fire Department is the best!

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

At 12:30 a.m. Friday, January 22nd, we were awaken by rain and debris from trees, attic, ceiling bits and blowing rain hitting us in bed as we slept! The noise was deafening and frightening with lightning striking everywhere. More...