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Class of '77 plans birthday party with purpose

Gulf Breeze News The Gulf Breeze High School Class of 1977 has grand plans for Saturday, June 27 as many members reach a major milestone in their lives. More...

Some tickets remain for 'Feast'

The Zoo Northwest Florida will celebrate 25 years of entertaining and educating Northwest Florida with "Feast with the Beast," featuring food, live music and animal encounters on Friday, June 19 from 7 p.m. until midnight. More...

UPA gets on SAFER bandwagon in county

The United Peninsula Association's guest speaker for May was Daniel Hahn, liaison, SAFER Santa Rosa. Its acronym stands for Support Alliance For Emergency Readiness. More...


Starbucks to close outlet

Tiger Point store fails to meet corporate's expectations

The Starbucks Coffee Shop in Tiger Point will serve its last cup of joe Friday as it is closing its doors as a result of poor sales. "We're closing purely because of financial reasons," said Garry Warford, District Manager. More...

Gulf Breeze Police Department Weekly Report

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office.

Felonies 5/27/2009 English, Christopher Stephen, W/M, 24, 2400 block of Salamanca Street, Navarre, violation of probation. 6/4/2009 Thompson, Jacob, W/M, 26, 1900 block of Serosa Drive, Navarre, violation of probation. More...


Class of '09 enjoys Project Grad

More than 180 members of the Gulf Breeze High Class of 2009 spent their first night as graduates at Waterville in Gulf Shores for Project Graduation. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary releases fourth nine weeks Honor Roll

Mrs. Karen Murray, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Elementary School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the fourth and Final Nine Weeks of the 2008-09 school year. More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle School's fourth nine weeks Honor Roll released

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and the Woodlawn Beach Middle School Staff congratulate the following students for making the fourth nine weeks Honor Roll: 'A' Honor Roll Sixth grade Adkison, Camille; Alden, Bryna; Anderson, More...




Ross Atkins, 67, of Gulf Breeze, passed away June 6, 2009. Atkins was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on Oct. 23, 1941. Shortly thereafter, his family moved to Fort Worth. More...



Kenneth Randall Brown, 45, of Gulf Breeze, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 23. Brown was a beloved husband, father, son, brother and friend and will be deeply missed. More...


1918- 2009

Ethel May Seiple Decker, 90, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2009. Decker was born Oct. 12, 1918 in Glendon, Pa., and was the daughter of Earl and Beulah (Howard) Seiple from Nazareth, Pa. More...


Prices climb 8 cents in state

That's 3 cents higher than national average for gasoline

The national average price of gasoline inched up another 5 cents per gallon in the past week. In Florida, the average price increased 8 cents a gallon. U.S. More...

Disaster readiness theme of BRACE expo

Area residents and visitors are invited to attend the BRACE (Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies) Hurricane Expo on Saturday, June 20 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Four new agents join Re/Max on Coast

Re/Max on the Coast has added four new agents to its team. ¦ Mildred Frate-Smith has specialized in listing and selling residential coastal properties and estate homes along Northwest Florida's Coast for more than six years. More...




Mayor Lane Gilchrist was a gem of a man

I was out of town last Friday when I received a text message that Mayor Lane Gilchrist had passed away. My daughter, Sallie, and I were sitting side by side at a very busy airline gate in the Atlanta Airport. More...

Native remembers Gilchrist's influence


You may, as I did, have found some delightful irony in the air Monday in Gulf Breeze. I am in New Jersey (a hostage of Yankees, but they are treating me well) and called St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church to inquire about Mr. More...

Bear's visit amuses kids at St. Francis Bible School

Wildlife officials capture critter, which was the second bear spotted in area during week

Last week it was coyotes. This week it's bears. More...

No more yellow buses for these two

¦ Powell, Stringfellow were instrumental in transporting students for many years

Bucky Stringfellow of Gulf Breeze spent much of recent day behind the south end Santa Rosa County School bus garage frying fish that he had caught the weekend before. More...



Island News

Perching poolside

A Blue Heron enjoys the backyard pool at Rodney and Connie Randle's house in Villa Venyce. More...

Elks plan blood drive and fish fry Saturday

The Pensacola Beach Elks love to volunteer and they also love to have a party. This Saturday, they will accomplish both when they invite the Northwest Florida Bloodmobile over to accept donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Want to visit Fort Pickens? It's free this weekend

On this coming weekend, and two others this summer, Gulf Islands National Seashore will join with other National Park Service (NPS) sites around the country and offer fee-free entry into the park. More...


This week's releases include dinner, show and -- execution?

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK "My Dinner with AndrZ" — It is hard to believe that it's been nearly 30 years since the theatrical release of this film, but it is finally out on DVD. More...

The Club Scene

Thursday 6/18 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 6/19 Paradise Bar & Grill 30 x 90, 6 p.m. More...

The ZOO hosts exciting activities this weekend


Thursday, June 18 The Swingin' Dick Tracys at Evenings in Olde Seville June 18 On June 18, Evenings in Olde Seville will get a change of pace as The Swingin' Dick Tracys, one of the Gulf Coast's hottest party bands, bring its high-energy, d More...


GBSA U-8s repeat as champions

Tiger Point 8s finish third

Bella Brindley's run-scoring triple capped off a seven-run sixth inning as Gulf Breeze's 8-under All Star softball team rallied from 10-3 down Thursday to beat Pace Red 13-12 and win the Northwest Florida Girls Softball Alliance's postseason tourna More...

GBSA U-6s win district title

The Gulf Breeze 6-under All Stars won the Dizzy Dean District Tournament last weekend in Perdido. They beat Tiger Point in the championship game. More...

Brunty, USM's runs comes to end

Kameron Brunty (GBHS Class of 2008) and his Southern Miss teammates' magical postseason run ended Tuesday as they were eliminated 11-4 by North Carolina at the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 18 Senior Officials Training Workshop at Emergency Operations Center 9 a.m., EOC Headquarters, 4499 Pine Forest Road, Milton Monday, June 22 Santa Rosa County Utility Board 5 p.m. More...


Mae Belle Boyle was one terrific mother-in-law

Marking off the birthdays this month, I came upon June 24, my mother-in-law's birthday. When she became a widow in her late fifties, she came to live with us for half the year or more for almost 30 years. More...

Home & Garden

Grillin' & Chillin' With Dad

Flip Burgers with Mother Nature

(ARA) - Each spring, millions of grilling enthusiasts dust off the grill in anticipation of another fun-filled summer of backyard barbecues. But at what cost to the environment? More...

From Father to Son:

Automotive Advice and Life Lessons

(ARA) - Automobiles often become a special place for parents to bond with their children, whether it's tinkering under the hood, or seated behind the wheel for a test drive. More...

Tips for tasty tomatoes

The mention of home grown tomatoes will make a gardener's mouth water. But growing tomatoes in the heat and humidity along the Gulf Coast can be a challenge. Summer can be a tough time for tomatoes to set and hold fruit. More...



NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT TARPON IV LLC holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...