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Four Gulf Breeze Girl Scouts win Bronze awards

Four local Gulf Breeze Girl Scouts received Bronze Awards for community service projects in many different areas, including helping tutor younger children in school subjects, assisting younger children as junior counselors in church activities, and More...

CDAC offers course on family violence on children

BRIEFS The Community Drug and Alcohol Council, Inc. More...

Museum to induct Neil Armstrong into Hall of Honor at Friday ceremony

Neil Armstrong will be among a group of men inducted into the Naval Aviation Museum Hall of Honor during the 24th Annual Naval Aviation Symposium at 9 a.m., Friday, May 14. More...


tHE hangout HOSTS FIRST BEACH, Music, & ARTS Festival

As if an amazing weekend spent on the beaches of the Gulf Coast wasn’t nice enough, music fans can experience the first ever large scale music festival on the beach at The Hangout Beach, Music and Arts Festival. More...


Friday, May 14: Zac Brown Band Alison Krauss Union Station The Black Crowes North Mississippi Allstars Duo Girl Talk Pnuma Trio Orianthi Brett Dennen Jeff Austin & Frie More...

A couple of epic classics the top picks for May 24

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of May 24, 2010.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...


Lady Dolphins fall in regional title game, 3-0

The Lady Dolphins’ trip to the Jacksonville area last week went longer than they expected. The trip home felt even longer.   More...

Dolphins drop heartbreaker at Wakulla, 2-1

Baseball may not be known as a game of inches, but don’t tell that to the Dolphin baseball team. More...

Santiago third at state in triple jump

Gulf Breeze senior Briana Santiago finished third in the triple jump at the 3A state track meet Friday in Winter Park. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Friday, May 14 Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce Small Business Networking Lunch noon, Nichols Seafood Restaurant, 3966 Avalon Boulevard, Milton. More...


Frisky cop failed this driver’s test

While recently reading an article about teenage driving, I recalled the long-ago day when I took my driver’s test. This was shortly after my 16th birthday. More...

Home & Garden

Lights, camera...action!

Pensacola Children’s Chorus hosts 20th Anniversary reunion

More than 100 alumni of the Pensacola Children’s Chorus were in town last weekend as part of the 20th anniversary celebration for the Chorus. More...

Postal workers collect food for local families

¦ Publix Supermarkets supported local food collection campaign

The nation's largest annual food drive to "Stamp Out Hunger" netted nearly 32,000 pounds of food in the Gulf Breeze area alone as letter carriers collected non-perishable donations from homes along their mail routes.   More...

Put a dreary day to good use: prep your deck

Staining your deck can be a great investment in your home

(ARA) - Now is the time to get outside and prepare outdoor living spaces for the entertainment season ahead. More...



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UPA takes Scenic issue public

Group would like to see long-range vision for corridors

Representatives of the United Peninsula Association (UPA) explained their movement to have U.S. Highway 98 and East Bay Boulevard in south Santa Rosa County designated as scenic zones during an April 29 workshop in Gulf Breeze.   More...

GB veteran witnessed post-war devastation

¦ Bill Belcher toured both WWII theatres as part of occupation force

First in a series     When the Emerald Coast Honor Flight took off from Pensacola on April 14, there was at least one World War II veteran who knew it would be a sentimental journey. More...



Island News

Visitors flock to unspoiled beach

Business owners keep wary eye on oil

BY LISA NEWELL   Gulf Breeze News   There was plenty of oil on Pensacola Beach over the weekend, but it was suntan oil, as visitors came out to see the white sands and emerald green waters while working on their More...

Beach school gets a makeover

Pensacola Beach Elementary is sporting a fresh new look after getting a coat of paint in a new color scheme. More...

Mobile unit here to aid businesses

Paymon Shokoohi, assistant state director of special programs for the Small Business Development Council was in the SBDC’s mobile unit on Pensacola Beach Monday and Tuesday and at the Gulf Breeze Chamber on Wednesday. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   5/3/2010   Smith, Nicholas Horton, W/M, 18, 1900 block of Everglades Drive, Navarre, lewd and lascivious behavior. More...

Emergency Reports

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue and Midway Fire District

Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue   For the week ending May 7, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 20 emergencies. More...

Police Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

On Tuesday, May 11, a man called to report that over 1,800 feet of orange oil containment boom was stolen from where it was deployed southwest of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. More...


C’mon out to the Jazzy Jellyfish Cafe

Two third grade classes at Gulf Breeze Elementary School have combined entrepreneurship and philanthropy by opening their own restaurant - the Jazzy Jellyfish Café.   More...

Sylvan Learning Center provides ACT Seminar and Practice 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...

Awesome orators

Jordan Kirchgessner and Hank Landrum, students at Gulf Breeze Middle School were the 1st place winners of the Annual Optimist Club Oratorical Contest held at Gulf Breeze Middle School. More...


GBUMC invites women to Saturday retreat


The Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will present “TABLES,” a contemporary day retreat for women will be held Saturday, May 15 beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and continuing until noon.   More...

When did we become so thin-skinned?

Maybe you can tell me what is going on.   More...


And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed [is] he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. Matthew 21:9 More...


Give thanks for every day in paradise

Whenever things went really bad around our house, my dear mother would waive an index finger at me, look me in the eye, and say loudly, “You had better count your blessings, young man.” I suppose I didn’t know the real meaning of w More...


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Sink not protecting Fla. insurance consumers


Before I begin, let me introduce myself. I am a selfemployed insurance consultant with more than 30 years’ experience and I hold the designation of Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU). More...