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GBHS wins state Science Olympiad

School Board chairman urges support from public sector for trip to Nationals

The Gulf Breeze High School Science Olympiad team is getting set to compete in the National Science Olympiad Competition after winning State at the University of Central Florida on Saturday, Feb. 28. There's no time to celebrate. More...

State Farm official says 'Don't hit panic button'

Homeowners in the Sunshine State are one month into a six-month window state law gives insurance officials to approve or deny State Farm Florida's plan to halt property insurance coverage here. More...

Special Sections

 

Community

'09 Gulf Breeze Arts Festival right around corner

The 15th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts 2009 festival will be March 14-15 at the parking lot at Gulf Breeze High School. The popular two-day event, sponsored by Gulf Breeze Arts Inc. and the City of Gulf Breeze, will be from 9 a.m. More...

Friends, Auxiliary plan events

Gulf Coast Friends will hold its March General Meeting and Luncheon on Thursday, March 12 at New World Landing. Doors will open at 11 a.m. More...

Antonacci continues role as local 'Queen of Hearts'

Since February, American Heart Month, has come to an end, it is appropriate that the Queen of Hearts, Helen Antonacci, be recognized. Helen needs very little introduction to the golden Gulf Coast. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Felonies Felonies: 2/24/2009 Humphreys Jr., Carl Joseph, W/M, 23, 2200 block of Jeannie Street, Navarre, violation of probation. 2/25/2009 Gibbs, Tony, W/M, 40, 7500 block of Blackjack Circle, Navarre, sexual assault. More...

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Feb. 21-27, Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 14 emergencies. More...

Midway Fire District Emergency Report

Weekly Activity Report For the week of Feb. 20-26, Midway Fire District was called for 34 incidents. More...

Sports

Another final eight for GBHS

Dolphins play in third consecutive regional final - one of only four in 4A

Having to replace nine out of 11 starters may sound like a rebuilding year for most - but not if you're the Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team. It was a reloading year - and reload they did. More...

Dolphins face peaks, valleys in 2008-09

Every sports team has to overcome a little adversity during the course of a season and the Dolphins were no exception. More...

WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS SAYING

"I am so proud of these guys - they are not only good athletes, but have strong Brown academics and character. Go Dolphins!" - Becky Brown Asst. Principal, Gulf Breeze High School More...

Seniors

Cold weather no reason to stay inside

Reading a recent letter from a longtime friend in Pennsylvania, I was well aware of the cold and snowy weather in that part of the country. More...

Health

Taylor Nursing Scholarship deadline April 15

HEALTH

Baptist Health Care Foundation, through the generosity of the Taylor family, is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the Luther and Kathy Taylor Nursing Scholarship. More...

Opinion

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Your suggestion could be worthy of action

The City of Gulf Breeze wants to hear from you. I'm not kidding. Really, we want to hear from you. You might be a long-time resident, a utility customer in Tiger Point or a relative newcomer, and we want to hear from you. More...

On the Spot: WHERE WE PUT PEOPLE "ON THE SPOT" TO ANSWER A QUESTION "ON THE SPOT."

Are you excited about the re-opening of J. Earl Bowden Way between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach?

"Yes. I am glad, because the drive is so beautiful." Mary Adams Gulf Breeze More...

SR School District, ACLU find common ground

Students can still pray in Santa Rosa County schools. Teachers can still pray in Santa Rosa County Schools. They just cannot pray together. More...

Gulf Breeze bar asks council for extended hours

At Monday night's Gulf Breeze City Council meeting, the development team of Nick and Scott Wheatley and Nick Bodkins, proprietors of The Bridge bar, asked council to consider extending the hours city code allows them to serve alcohol. More...

Lees 'blessed, humbled' to be county's top teacher

Milton teacher feted during annual Golden Apple Awards banquet

Beth Lees finally decided to be a school teacher during her freshman year at Troy University, but it was apparent at an early age that she had teaching in her blood. "It shouldn't have been a surprise to me or anyone," Lees said. More...

Events

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Island News

'18 miles of virgin beach' now open to public

You can get there from here, now that the road is open all the way from Pensacola Beach to Navarre Beach. Construction crews released J. More...

Pensacola Beach preparing for Spring Breakers

It's March and Pensacola Beach is steadily preparing for Spring Break. Santa Rosa Island Authority board members, at their Feb. More...

Busy Beach Optimists serve with a smile

The members of the Pensacola Beach Optimists not only do a lot of good for the beach, but they also have a lot of fun while doing so. More...

Entertainment

Must-have DVDs for the month of March

Couch Theater

PICK OF THE WEEK "Pinocchio 70th Anniversary Platinum Edition" — "Pinocchio" is one of the greatest animated films of all time, and this two-disc set is a musthave for any animation — or Disney — fan's library. More...

What's on tap?

Thursday 3/5 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O' Leary's Texas Hold'em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 3/6 Seville Quarter Not Just Another Wine Tasting, 5-7 p.m. More...

Sing praise for monster trucks and jousting

THINGS TO DO

Friday, March 6 Thunder Nationals at Pensacola Civic Center Go see the monster trucks in action at two performances at the Pensacola Civic Center. The first show is on Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. with another at 7:30 p.m. More...

School

WBMS students excel in Accelerated Reader program

The following students from Woodlawn Beach Middle School surpassed the 150 point or 250 point mark in the Accelerated Reader program. More...

GBHS Drama students to put on fundraiser Sunday

The students from the Gulf Breeze High School Drama Department will be presenting their award winning adaptation of "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" March 8 at the PJC Ashmore Auditorium. More...

Faith

Greene, from 'Avalon,' to perform at GBUMC

FAITH

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will present Melissa Greene of the Contemporary Christian Group 'Avalon' in a Dinner Concert on Friday, March 6, at the Fairpoint Campus to raise money for a Honduras mission trip. The dinner will be at 5 p.m. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, March 5 Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Special Events Steering Committee 8:30 a.m. More...

Business

County pays $3.1 million in cash for Pullum Park property

Santa Rosa County is paying $3.1 million in cash for the new 90-acre Pullum Industrial Park at the corner of State Road 87 and Interstate 10. The County Commission voted 3 -2 last Thursday not to move ahead with 15 years of financing. More...

Bull Feathers restaurant opens on Beach

Bull Feathers is the newest restaurant on Pensacola Beach at the Portofino Boardwalk featuring wings, pasta, oysters, burgers, steaks and seafood. More...

Home & Garden

Bird feeding is for the birds, not the squirrels

(ARA) - Frolicking in the trees, foraging for acorns on the ground, even begging for a peanut or two at your back deck -- squirrels can be cute as dickens. Until the little dickens stake their claim to your bird feeder. More...

Redbud tree flowers are one of the first signs of spring

The promise of spring is upon us. Redbud trees, with their purple blooms, are an excellent indicator of warmer days ahead. The redbuds are just beginning to bloom along the Gulf Coast. Redbuds are small trees in the genus, Cercis. More...

Legals

LEGALS

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: INSURANCE AUTO AUCTION, INC gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 03/26/2009, 10:00 am at 11221 HWY 90 EAST MILTON, FL 32583, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. More...