April 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Citizen pushes for new bridge landing

Glynn Brown, who has been vocal about the location of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge landing, spoke to the city council again urging them to fight the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and move the landing east of the city in the Naval Live O More...

With half cent tax expiring, school board seeks option

The one-half cent tax for schools in Santa Rosa County is expiring soon. More...

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Community

Cancer survivors invited to participate in Relay

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Beach Breeze Relay for Life. The Superhero themed event, “Capes for A Cure,” is on Friday, May 6th from 4 p.m to Midnight at Gulf Breeze High School Track and Field. More...

GB woman hosts show on WSRE TV

She is a newcomer to the Sunshine State who enjoys interacting with others. Rameca Vincent Leary brings a bright smile and strong work ethic to WSRE-TV, PBS for the Gulf Coast. More...

Friends of WFPL to hold Big Spring Book Sale April 29-May 1

Friends of West Florida Public Library, a non-profit support organization of the West Florida Public Library, will hold its Big Spring Book Sale from April 29 to May 1 at the downtown Main Library, 239 N. Spring Street. More...

Entertainment

Fun Fest brings food, music to the sands of Navarre Beach

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Navarre Fun Fest presented by Okaloosa Gas District will take place April 30 on Navarre Beach. Navarre Fun Fest is a free event and open to the public. More...

‘City of Gold’ satisfies the palate

Good, solid writing can come in many forms. More...

Stana Katic is leaving ‘Castle’

Q: Is it true that Stana Katic is leaving “Castle” after this season? If so, what will happen to the show? -- Lydia M., via email More...

Sports

Softball falls at regionals, 2-0

Lady Dolphins commit three errors, strike out 13 times in loss at Arnold

Last week’s Region 1-6A Quarterfinal game in Panama City Beach between Gulf Breeze and Arnold had almost as many errors (three) as base hits (five). More...

Football is back

GBHS head coach Bobby Clayton direct players during the first day of spring football practice Monday. Teams statewide can put on full pads today. More...

Dolphins drop district heartbreaker, 1-0

Close play at the plate in bottom of the seventh the difference

It was one of those games that it was a shame one of them had to lose. More...

Opinion

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On the Spot:

“With the recent increase in sightings, what would you do if you came into contact with a bear?” More...

Sports editor is a caring professional

To student athletes, their families and our community: As another school year ends, it is a good time for reflection and gratitude. I would like to express my appreciation and admiration for Gulf Breeze News photographer Jason Thompson. More...

County mulls bear laws

Florida had 300 black bears in 1970. Now, in 2016, the state has at least 4,000, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. That’s what commission representative Kaitlin Goode told Santa Rosa County Commissioners Monday. More...

GB teen charged with CVS robbery

A Gulf Breeze teen is charged with robbing a Pensacola pharmacy on Friday. More...

School choice is limited in Santa Rosa County

New state law for enrollment for schools will not be totally ‘open’ for Santa Rosa County

Even though the Florida Legislature passed a School Choice option in their recent legislative session, it doesn’t mean every parent will be able to send their students to any school in any county that they want their child to attend – eve More...

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Island News

Lights OUT for turtles

Sea turtle nesting season in Florida runs from May through October, with thousands of endangered turtles laying eggs on the coastal shores of the southeastern United States. All six species of sea turtles found in U.S. More...

Here are a few guidelines to keep our turtles safe:

Do not disturb nesting females or hatchlings by using flashlights, flash photography or lanterns. Turn out beachfront lights after dusk. Close blinds and curtains in beachfront homes and condos when interior lights are on at night. More...

Meet Myrtle the turtle

Santa Rosa County’s newest ambassador, Myrtle the Turtle, will soon be installed at the I-10 Florida Welcome Center. More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

April Thursday 28 Gulf Breeze Police Pension Board 9 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room More...

Flashbacks

April 28th

1 year ago this week The City of Gulf Breeze’s Parks and Recreation Department hosts Films on the Field starting with “The Sandlot” on Saturday, May 9th. 5 years ago this week More...

FWC responds to bear incidents

Recent encounters with bears in the Midway area that resulted in the death of one dog and injuries to another are rare, according to the Florida Wildlife Commission. More...

School

Well spoken

Local students win state oratorical contest for third year in a row

Gulf Breeze High School student Liam Werner, representing the North Florida District Optimist International, came out the winner of the state contest which was held in Gainesville on April 23. More...

One student expelled from Gulf Breeze High School

18 students expelled countywide

Only one Gulf Breeze High student was expelled in a long list of expulsions approved by the school board last week. All the expulsions were from high schools across the county, with none from middle schools this month. More...

Project Graduation seeking donations

Planning for the annual GBHS Project Graduation is now underway! Whether you are a member of the Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach community, a business owner, GBHS Alumni or have a current student at GBHS, we need your help to make this event a success. More...

Health

If walking hurts, try water exercise

DEAR DR. ROACH: I just wanted to touch base with you about my diabetes. While my weight has stayed stable around 320 pounds, my sugar numbers have been increasingly hard to keep in line. I’ve maxed out on the oral medications we use. More...

Home & Garden

Pensacola Panhellenic Alumnae invites potential new members

The Pensacola Panhellenic Alumnae Association will hold its annual sorority recruitment information session on Monday, May 9, at 6 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church Parlor, 3400 Bayou Blvd., Pensacola. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors learn about Gulf Coast Kids' House

Gulf Isle Neighbors was treated to a special guest speaker at their April luncheon. More...

Red Shoe Book Club learns about First Ladies

The Red Shoe Book Club meets on the second Monday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library located at 8484 James M. Harvell Rd., in Navarre. More...