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Chili cookoff benefits Caring & Sharing of South SR Co.

Juana’s Pagoda & Sailors’ Grill to hold 22nd Annual Chili Cook-off to benefit Caring & Sharing More...

Star Wars Reads Day at GB Library

The force is strong at the Santa Rosa County Libraries. There will be crafts, activities, costumes, galactic goodies, and contests on Saturday, Oct. 10 at various libraries around the county. More...


‘The Green Inferno’ a gory, throwback slasher

There’s something very off with Eli Roth’s latest horror film “The Green Inferno,” but I can’t quite place exactly what it is. More...

NKOTB stays relevant with reality tv series

Q: Have you heard anything about the movie “Dark Places,” which was scheduled to be released in June? More...

WEEK OF October 1 - October 7

12th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour Oct. 2 - Nov. 1 Santa Rosa County More...


Trivia fundraiser brings out the brains

Annual event raises money for GBHS Debate Team

Eighteen teams competed for the top prize at the third annual Trivia Night to benefit the Dolphin Barrister Club, the booster club for GBHS debate. The event was held at St. Ann Parish Hall and catered by Macaroni Grill. More...

UF celebrates 50 years of Gatorade

Celebrations will be held Saturday, Oct. 3 at the UF vs. Ole Miss game

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The research question posed to University of Florida professor J. Robert Cade, M.D., and his research fellows in 1965 was a simple one: Why were so many Gator football players getting sick in the unrelenting Florida heat? More...

GBHS band earns all superiors at competition

After months of practices, memorizing music and field sets, the Gulf Breeze High School Marching Band received straight superiors at the Daleville, Ala. Band Invitational Competition last weekend. More...


GBUMC votes to launch standalone UMC church

The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be “launching” its Sounside Campus as an independent free standing church. More...

GB Holiday Parade will be Dec. 5

The Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 5. This year's theme will be “Star Spangled Holidays," according to Nathan Ford, Assistant to the Gulf Breeze City Manager. More...


Donating blood can affect athlete’s performance

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a fit 54-year-old male who bicycles a lot. My friends and I are pretty competitive when we do our rides, pushing hard and challenging each other in positive ways. I donate blood as often as I’m allowed. More...

Flu vaccines available at Health Dept.

Flu vaccine for the 2015-2016 flu season will be available at the Florida Department of Health Milton location beginning today, Thursday, October 1. More...


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This month, we salute women in business

A recent topic of discussion here inside our office as the PBS series, “Call the Midwife.” One of the staff members began watching it on Netflix and we starting talking about the conditions depicted on the show. More...

It was a once in a blue moon chance ... and I missed it

I missed it. You probably did, too. I only know one person who saw the super blood moon on Sunday night. The clouds were too thick for us to see the spectacular sight that only happens every 18 years or so. More...

Non-resident water rates to rise 3%

Public hearing Monday at 6:30 p.m.

The city is set to hold a public hearing on Monday as the final step before it increases water and sewer rates for South Santa Rosa Utility residential and commercial customers outside the city limits. More...

First 15 projects recommended for RESTORE funds

Gulf Breeze and Navarre are prominently listed more than once in the list of 15 projects slated to get some of the $4 million-plus in oil spill fines that are sitting in Santa Rosa County’s bank waiting to be used. More...



Island News

SRIA, Escambia Co. ironing out transfer

Pensacola Beach Public Safety Dept and the Public Works/ maintenance Dept. were officially transferred to Escambia County supervision over the weekend. The original date was to be Oct. More...

Board seeks 'captain of the ship' after Lee's departure

When Buck Lee leaves Santa Rosa Island Authority in January as Executive Director of the beach, the remaining three department supervisors would like to work together doing the job they are doing now with the SRIA chair person being their main superv More...


Surfers enjoyed riding the waves churned up by the low pressure system that brought approximately 8 inches of rain to our area on Monday. More...


Blue lights show support for law officers

A response to a domestic violence call proved deadly to a retired Okaloosa County deputy who returned to duty to earn vacation money. Deputy Bill Myers, 64, was shot in the back Tuesday, Sept. 22 during the call. He was mourned Monday, Sept. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Oct. Thursday 1 Tourist Development Council 8:30 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center Comprehensive Plan Meeting 6 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center Friday 2 Optimist Club Breakfast 6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria More...


1 year ago this week Monsignor Luke Hunt celebrated 30 years of leadership and service to the Gulf Breeze Community. 5 years ago More...


‘Second season’ begins Friday

Short-handed Dolphins can’t hold lead in 35-24 loss to West Florida; open district play at Milton Friday

The record may read 1-4, but the Dolphin football team is only focused on their second record - 0-0. Gulf Breeze will look to add to the left side of that figure when they open District 2-6A play Friday at Milton against the Panthers. More...

Softball looking to build indoor batting cage

Team hopes to have it in place for next season

The 2015 Lady Dolphin ­softball team set a school ­record with its 23-win ­season. The 2016 is­hoping to leave a longer lasting legacy. When the season starts in ­February, the Lady Dolphins will hope to have an indoor ­batting cage. More...

Those ‘Utes’ fool Gurus

The Utah Utes’ dismantling of the Oregon Ducks Saturday, fooled all of the Gridiron Gurus during Week 4 It was the only loss for Dr. More...


Linda Andereck Knowles


Linda Andereck Knowles, 66, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, September 26, 2015 surrounded by friends and family. More...

William R. Semaine


William Semaine, age 89 passed away September 19, 2015 at his home in Gulf Breeze, Florida. He was born in Manchester, England on February 9, 1926. He brought his family to the United States in 1960, who all became US Citizens of his adopted country. More...

Home & Garden

Diocese of Central Gulf Coast honors Dorothy Moore of Gulf Breeze

The Diocese of Central Gulf Coast Honors Dorothy Moore of Gulf Breeze as "A Distinguished Women of the Episcopal Church." Both outgoing Bishop Duncan and incoming Bishop James Russell Kendrick granted this award. More...

Take precautions to avoid mosquito borne illnesses

Mosquitoes can cause more than annoying, itching bites. They can also carry illnesses like West Nile Virus, Eastern Equine Encephalitis, Saint Louis Encephalitis, and Dengue Fever. More...

Special Operations Airmen to march 812 miles honoring fallen comrades

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. – The fourth anniversary of the Special Tactics Memorial March will begin Oct. 4 in remembrance of the two Special Tactics Airmen who were killed Aug. 26 in an apparent insider attack in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. More...