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Alicia, Brad Giles mark 1st year

Alicia Nicole Lake of Gulf Breeze and Bradley Tyler Giles of Robertsdale, Ala., were married May 9, 2009 in Robertsdale by Alicia’s grandfather, retired Presbyterian Minister and Gulf Breeze resident Albert G. Harris. More...

Centennial birthday!

Dorothy Rodgers of Gulf Breeze celebrated her 100th birthday on April 30. Rodgers, born in 1910 in Richmond, Va., lives with her daughter, Frances Huffman, grandson and his fiance in Gulf Breeze. More...

Bead Society’s spring show is Saturday

The Emerald Coast Bead Society presents their annual spring show at the First United Methodist Church The Wright Place, 80 East Wright Street, Pensacola on May 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

News

Preparedness best strategy for ACT test

With more than three-million college admission tests administered each year, the ACT and the SAT® are two of the most important exams that a high school student will ever take. More...

Jazzy Jelly Cafe grand opening tonight; other events planned

BRIEFS

Two third-grade classes at Gulf Breeze Elementary are on a mission to combine entrepreneurship and philanthropy with the opening of their own restaurant, the Jazzy Jellyfish Café.   More...

Photo

Seven months after being featured on the front page of the Oct. 8, 2009 Gulf Breeze News, a derelict sailboat continues to sit in Santa Rosa Sound off Shoreline Park. More...

Sports

State champs3

Kasler, Pfeifler win third straight state doubles crown; Lady Dolphin team state runners-up for second straight year

In the movie “Friday Night Lights,” Billy Bob Thornton challenged his football players by asking ‘Can you be perfect?’   In the case of Jackie Kasler and Jen Pfeifler, the answer is apparently yes.   More...

Lady Dolphin softball one victory away from state

The Wakulla Lady War Eagles ended GBHS’ softball season last year with a walkoff single. Gulf Breeze returned the favor – with a little more drama.   More...

TOO LATE

The regional championship softball game, along with the baseball team’s regional quarterfinal, were played after the Gulf Breeze News went to press. Look for a recap on both games in the May 13 issue.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 6 Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors Board 7:30 a.m., 6285 Dogwood Drive, Milton   Tourist Development North End Committee 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart Street, Mi More...

Home & Garden

Recycle – the right way

One bad apple can ruin the whole bunch:

Human civilization is currently faced with some of its most daunting environmental challenges in history. More...

What is wellness?

"Wellness" has become a buzzword among the public, health care practitioners and legislators alike. But what exactly does it mean, and how can people benefit from it? More...

Easy organization: Lifesavers for busy lifestyles

(ARA) - Car keys. Mobile phones. Sunglasses. Not to mention backpacks, tote bags and the afternoon mail. Stuff. We all have it and most of us struggle with a convenient place to hide it. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF SALE   The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 5/13/10.   J. McCain #121 W. More...

City gives mayor OK to react

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted unanimously Monday to afford Mayor Beverly Zimmern emergency powers to make decisions and take actions in light of the State of Emergency regarding the surge of oil being released from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig More...

Relay for Life closure event slated for Friday

Gulf Breeze will have a Relay for Life event after all.   Chairman Fred Bryan announced last week that a ‘Mini-Relay’ will be held Friday, May 7 between 7 and 9 p.m. at Dolphin Stadium.   More...

Events

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Island News

Concerned 8-year-old organizes Beach vigil

Porsche Prince is 8 years old and in the second grade, but she was able to express a feeling that resonated throughout the community. More...

SRIA declares state of emergency

The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board of Directors had an emergency meeting Monday, May 3 to enact a declaration of local emergency.   More...

Will hair soak up BP’s spill? Hairdresser heads effort

Talk about using your head.   Danah Gibson, hairdresser and owner of Danah's Hair Salon in Gulf Breeze, is rallying local hair dressers and dog groomers to collect hair clippings to use to clean up the BP oil spill.   More...

Entertainment

Local events celebrate mothers this weekend

Get ready…Mom is going out! Tonight, moms across America are taking a welldeserved break as part of the Second Annual National Mom’s Nite Out™. More...

Book offers moms a ‘Second Blooming’

For moms over fitfty, two local authors have created a guide to help you plant a new seed this Mother’s Day. More...

Experience ‘Ironman 2’ in new Meyer Sound

The Breeze Cinema of Gulf Breeze and The Ridge Cinema of Pace are proud to announce the use of new Meyer Sound Cinema Experience sound systems during the opening of Iron Man 2 on May 7.   More...

School

Speech contest winners

Woodlawn Beach Middle School recently held the annual Optimist Club Speech Competition in which any student could participate. More...

Pensacola Beach Elementary’s third grade Honor Roll announced

Mr. Jeff Castleberry, Principal, and the rest of the Pensacola Beach Elementary School staff congratulate the following third graders for making the third nine-week Honor Roll:   A Honor Roll   More...

Faith

St. Francis taps Olsen as Rector

Saint Francis of Assisi in Gulf Breeze has a new priest.   The Rev. Christiana (Christie) Olsen will assume her duties Aug. 1. She is a native of both Dallas, Texas and Palo Alto, Calif.   More...

GOD’S WORD

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1st Corinthians 15:55-57   More...

Business

So far, oil spill isn’t affecting cost of gas at pump

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola/Gulf Breeze moved just onetenth of a cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.85 a gallon Monday. More...

Opinion

Truth... from the mouths of babes

I spent last weekend deeply troubled as the news unfolded tales of greater leakage and more devastating results than ever imagined from the oil geyser resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Incident. More...

Cartoon

Full Story

On the Spot:

Has BP led an adequate emergency response to the oil leak?

“I think they are trying, but it seems that they were very unprepared.” Kristen Dahl Pensacola More...