September 29, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

City wrangles over alcohol sales

Due to a minor agenda item becoming quite the lengthy discussion, Mayor Matt Dannheisser requested at last Monday night’s city council meeting that City Manager Edwin A. More...

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Community

Santa Rosa County ready to show its stuff

Beaches to Woodlands tour showcases diverse attractions

The 13th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour is kicking off in Santa Rosa County, Florida with a full schedule of exciting events. More...

Whisper Bay gets upgraded fire hydrants

The Whisper Bay subdivision will receive a total of eight new fire hydrants following staff’s discussions regarding fire hydrant upgrade needs with the Chief of Midway Fire District Jonathan Kanzigg. More...

Gulf Breeze Library Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 5 11:15 a.m. - Preschool Storytime Monday, Oct. 10 All Day- LIBRARY’S 10th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Tuesday, Oct. 11 5 p.m. - Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library Board Meeting More...

News

FEMA updates SRC flood hazard maps

Santa Rosa residents, take note. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently released updated flood hazard maps for public review and comment prior to final adoption. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 29 Flood Hazard Map Update Public Meeting 4:00 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Friday 30 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria Monday 03 More...

FLASHBACKS

September 29

1 Year ago this week – 2015 Due to a 15% operational margin advocated by the Florida Rural Water Association, South Santa Rosa Utility commercial and residential customers outside the city limits will see a 3% increase in sewer and water rates. More...

Sports

Furious ‘Phin rally falls short

GBHS reels off 26 unanswered in 42-33 loss, Phelps throws for schoolrecord 418 yards

The Gulf Breeze Dolphins got into a big hole early and nearly dug themselves all the way out of it in their first loss of the season, 42-33, at Woodham Middle School against West Florida. More...

Lively Phillies’ Minor League Pitcher of Year

2010 GBHS grad was Reds’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year two years ago

For the second time in the last three years, Ben Lively has earned a Minor League Pitcher of the Year award. The first came two years ago when he won the honor from the Cincinnati Reds. More...

Rams trip up Gurus

The now Los Angeles Rams’ win in Tampa Bay Sunday tripped up all six Gridiron Gurus last week. More...

Opinion

The bunny trail is getting seedy

In response to Nancy Douglass’ letter (Gulf Breeze News, Sept. 15, 2016) Nancy alludes to her desire for the “city representing the rest of Gulf Breeze residents.” More...

Non-partisan voter’s guide available

The 2016 Nonpartisan Voter Guide, published by the League of Women Voters of Florida, contains pro/con information on the four proposed amendments that will be decided at the November 8 general election. More...

Keep public access

Thank you to the Mayor, city council, and Lynette Dewberry for hanging in there for the people of Gulf Breeze. More...

Publix at Tiger Point in ‘limbo’

Publix Corporate Media and Community Relations Manager Dwaine Stevens confirmed that the “largest and fastest-growing employee-owned supermarket,” whose motto is “Where Shopping is a Pleasure,” remains committed to the Tiger P More...

Artistic licenses generate revenue

Kids’ license tag art is generating revenue for schools. Last week, Stan Nichols, Santa Rosa Tax Collector, presented the Santa Rosa School board with a check to be split between 14 schools, thanks to the Kids Tag Art Program. More...

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Island News

Asphalt removal begins at Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announced the beginning of the onsite cleanup of asphalt fragments and road base materials at the park’s Fort Pickens Area. More...

Entertainment

‘The Shallows’ - aptly titled shark tale is ‘Jaws Lite’

When summer started, moviegoers all over America were looking forward to simple, kinda silly movies like “The Shallows.” More...

Pierce Brosnan as Eli McCullough in ‘The Son’

Q: Can you tell me what Pierce Brosnan has been up to? I’ve really enjoyed watching his career since his turn as James Bond, and I am eager to see what he’s got coming. -- Pamela R., via email More...

WEEK OF September 29 - October 5

8th Annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Sept. 29- Oct. 2 735 Pen sacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach More...

School

SR Schools must outlay $1 million for new computers

By the time the state Dept. More...

GBES students learn geology

Gulf Breeze Elementary 4th graders are studying geology in science lab. This week, they became mineralogists and learned about the properties of minerals, including color, streak, hardness, luster, and cleavage. More...

Maker’s Space

Oriole Beach Elementary’s library is a creative place for kids and their elders

It’s OK to use your regular speaking voice, and it’s encouraged to get up and walk around when it’s a special night at the Oriole Beach Elementary School Library. More...

Home & Garden

Footprints class helps capture memories

“Memories are the Footprints in your minds!” Everyone has a story to tell, in fact, many stories to tell. Many times you are told, and tell yourselves, “you should write that down.” But where to start? More...