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Oil throws entirely new twist into storm anxiety

The 2010 hurricane season begins Tuesday. Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach residents know too well it is time to get prepared with home reinforcements, evacuation plans and stockpiles of water and non-perishable food items.   More...

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Community

Santa Rosa Woman’s Club caps another fun year

The last regular meeting of the GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club for the 2009-10 fiscal year was held at Hunt Hall of Our Lady of Assumption Church on Pensacola Beach on May 4. The meeting room was decorated in a Mexican Cinco de Mayo theme.  More...

Rotary Club bestows thousands of dollars in scholarships

Ten Gulf Breeze High School seniors have been awarded college scholarships from the Gulf Breeze Rotary. More...

Countdown to graduation begins with Baccalaureate on June 3

Baccalaureate services for Gulf Breeze High School seniors will be held Thursday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Drive. More...

Entertainment

Ronnie Levine loves to entertain anywhere, anytime

(First in a series telling the stories of some of Pensacola’s Master Musicians who live their careers here in North Florida. These are the artists who give their lives in making this one of the best known music towns in America.)   More...

Pensacola Museum of Art opens ‘The Monkey King: A Story From China’ today

The Pensacola Museum of Art is taking visitors on an interactive journey through China with its latest exhibition, “Monkey King: A Story from China.”   The new exhibit opens today.   More...

Scorsese does it again with ‘Shutter Island’

Couch Theater

EDITOR’S NOTE: New DVDs reviewed in this column will be available in stores the week of June 8.   PICKS OF THE WEEK   More...

Sports

GB moves ball well in jamboree

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team showed some promise during their spring jamboree Friday in Fort Walton. But despite those shining moments, they couldn’t find the end zone in one quarter losses to Walton County and Fort Walton.   More...

Festival in Breeze this weekend

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team will hold its inaugural Festival in the Breeze May 29-30 at Gulf Breeze High School.   The Festival runs from 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. More...

Bayside Soccer Club tryouts next week

Bayside Soccer Club tryouts will be conducted June 1-4.   Tryouts will all the boys’ teams will be from 5-6:15 p.m., while the girls’ team tryouts will be from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.. Final team rosters will be announced by June 7. More...

Faith

Youth groups combine to shore up island

St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church and St. Ann Catholic Church youth groups combined efforts recently to help restore Deadman’s Island.   More...

Home & Garden

Vet’s exploits rival 007 daring

Meet Thomas Penney.   This gentle man now enjoys a quiet existence in a peaceful Gulf Breeze neighborhood. More...

Local vet calls for Memorial Day reverence, not revelry

It started as a local grass roots effort to treat Memorial Day with reverence, not revelry, but Mike Esmond's campaign caused national policy changes.   More...

100,000 cans send vet on honor flight

A 12-year-old Gulf Breeze girl has collected and recycled over 100,000 aluminum cans to raise enough money to sponsor one spot on the Emerald Coast Honor Flight. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF SALE   2005 KOSSEN   GENERATOR 300KW   More...

Cell-phone distracted driver hits school bus

Twenty-three students were on the stopped vehicle during Monday’s incident

A driver talking on a cell phone ran his car into the back of a stopped Santa Rosa School District bus carrying 23 students Monday and was jailed on several charges.   More...

Claims exceed $1.7M

World watches as BP tries ‘top kill’ method

Another week has passed and Northwest Florida has not been physically impacted by the growing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

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Island News

Renourished Navarre Beach earns award

The American Shore and Beach Preservation Association announced that the Navarre Beach restoration project is a winner of its 2010 Best Restored Beach Award. More...

Black Bears, Big Foot and other urban myths

Iwas taking my kids to school this past Friday when I saw the police lights in the median on Highway 98 between Midway and West Navarre. On my return trip, I saw the black bear that had been struck by the car. More...

Visitors coming this weekend, despite spill

Remember the inflatable clowns that, when punched, would pop right back up with a smile on their face? More...

News

Someone cuts claws from bear killed by vehicle

Someone removed the claws of a black bear killed Thursday night on U.S. Highway 98 in Santa Rosa County. Possessing any body part of a bear is illegal, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).   More...

Relay for Life heralds fundraisers, sponsors

The American Cancer Society’s Gulf Breeze Relay for Life recognized outstanding achievers during closing ceremonies on May 7 at Dolphin Stadium. More...

UWF’s Bense honored by Spain

University of West Florida President Judith A. Bense received one of Spain’s highest civil honors – the Order of Isabella the Catholic– at a special ceremony Wednesday night at Pensacola Beach.   More...

School

Big winners

The GBHS Math team recently won a match competition in Milton. GBHS took first place in geometry, algebra II Honors, Pre Calculus and Calculus. More...

Woodlawn Beach students excel in Speech Contests

Second at Tropicana WBMS sixth grader Jamie Seabrooke (left), took second place in Santa Rosa County in the Tropicana Speech Contest. More...

Third for third graders

The Third Grade Sunshine Math Team at Pensacola Beach Elementary won Third Place in the Escambia County Elementary Sunshine Math Competition. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, May 27 SRC Commission 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   SRC School Board 1 p.m., 5086 Canal Street, Milton   SRC Special Zoning 6 p.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, Milton &nb More...

Business

Good news: Pump prices continue to retreat

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area have fallen 7.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.72 a gallon Sunday. More...

Opinion

It’s us against BP Goliath; we can win

I attended the BP oil spill town hall meeting in Pensacola last week sponsored by the Levin Papantonio law firm and featuring Erin Brockovich; Carol Moore, lead environmental investigator for the firm; and Dr. More...

Cartoon

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On the Spot:

Who will you take a moment to remember this Memorial Day?

“My father. He served in the Navy in Vietnam.” Rick Czeck Gulf Breeze More...