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Pensacola Yacht Club fundraiser

Attending a recent fundraiser for the Pensacola Yacht Club sponsored by Linda Merting, owner of the Ladies Quarter in Gulf Breeze, were, front from left: Merting, Betsy Moraski, Vickie Fletcher, Laure More...

Crawley piano students perform recital

BRIEFS

Students from the Gulf Breeze piano studio of Catherine Crawley presented a Spring Piano program sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association on June 12.   More...

New items on hand for GB shoppers

Alice Lane and Jan Peterson both say the Gulf Breeze Hospital gift shop is “the shop for all your gift-giving needs.”   There many new items available such as Soy Candles, Music Boxes, Kaleidoscopes and Natural Fiber Handbags. More...

News

PJC now known as Pensacola State College

Two-year school gets OK to offer Bachelor’s degrees in two fields

Pensacola Junior College has been approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer bachelor degree programs. With the June 24 approval, PJC becomes Pensacola State College today.   More...

WHO SANTA ROSANS WILL BE VOTING ON THIS FALL

COUNTY COMMISSION District 2 ¦ Prudence Caskey (Christian party) 4915 Ward Basin Rd., Milton 623-4023 ¦ Robert A. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   6/23/2010   Severin, Carlie Egilene, W/F, 24, 6600 block of East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, drug possession, drug equipment possession, and destroying evidence.   6/26/2010   More...

Sports

Bayside Soccer Club inks pact with MLS team

June 21 was a historic day in the life of the Bayside Soccer Club, which signed a pact with the Houston Dynamo of Major League Soccer. More...

Tiger Point 6-year-olds win state title; qualify for World Series

The Tiger Point 6-under All Star team won the Dizzy Dean State Tournament Sunday, beating Perdido 27-26.   The 6s qualified for the Dizzy Dean World Series, which starts July 14 in East Ridge, Tennessee. More...

Sports Briefs

GBHS Dolphin Football Camp July 26-28   The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football Camp is July 26-28 at the Dolphin practice fields behind GBHS.   Cost for the camp, which is for boys ages 8-14, is $50 per player. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, July 1 North SRC Tourism Committee Meeting 8:30 a.m., Chamber Boardroom, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton   Zoning Board of Adjustments 5:30 p.m., County Admin. More...

Seniors

Kitchen makeover might just be worth confusion

I’m back home again after a lovely stay at my daughter’s home while my own house was being painted, recarpeted, and getting a complete kitchen makeover. More...

Home & Garden

Ace is your neighborhood hardware convenience store

A ce is your neighbor hood hardware convenience store, and Consolidated Ace Hardware has six locations to best serve you -- the customer.   More...

New technology can more accurately predict storm surge

Santa Rosa County residents have another tool in their toolbox when deciding whether or not to evacuate for a hurricane or tropical storm.   New technology can more accurately predict how a storm surge will impact your home.   More...

SRIA may buy $500,000 stage

The funds pledged to beautify Pensacola Beach may be earmarked to attract concert goers, if the item is approved at the next board meeting. More...

Legals

Legals

NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT DICK N OR BETTY N RILEY TTEE OF THE RILEY TRUST holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

GB Hospital celebrates 1st quarter-century

In 1985, Ronald Reagan began his second term as United States President. ‘We Are The World’ was recorded, ‘Amadeus’ won Best Picture, and DNA was first used in a criminal case. More...

Garcon Point Bridge toll remains $3.50 (for now)

The toll on Garcon Point Bridge is not going up to $4 today as expected.   Garcon Point Bridge Authority attorney Roy Andrews said the board of directors decided during an emergency meeting last week to suspend the scheduled July 1 increase. More...

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Island News

Pensacola Beach is Buffett-ized

The sun was glinting off the sugar white beaches and crystal clear Gulf waters as first-ever Margaritaville Beach Hotel opened its doors to visitors Sunday. More...

4th of July fireworks moved to Gulf pier

The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce is hosting a dazzling display of fireworks at 9 p.m. on July 4 over the Gulf of Mexico. Come early and enjoy the free waterfront concerts at the Quietwater Amphitheatre and Gulfside Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. More...

Coast Guard Vessel secured for Air Show

The United States Coast Guard has agreed to send the Coast Guard vessel Cypress to Pensacola Beach July 9-10 to become center point for the Pensacola Beach Air Show.   More...

Entertainment

Enjoy fireworks this 4th, but don’t get hurt doing it

Gulf Breeze News and Santa Rosa County Emergency Management urge everyone to use caution and common sense when using fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend.   More...

Milton’s Riverfest salutes independence with music, parades, races and fireworks

The City of Milton hosts one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations on the Gulf Coast – Riverfest. The event kicks off on Saturday, July 3 with an exciting parade.   More...

Rangers lead exciting programs at Fort Pickens

BEST BETS

Thursday, July 1   Have you had the Island Experience?   More...

School

OBES Honor Roll released

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Josh McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the final nine week Honor Roll:   All A’s   First Grade   More...

Thanks, Coach

Thanks, Coach The Jim Singleton Climbing Wall was dedicated recently by the students of Gulf Breeze Elementary School to honor the retired physical education teacher. Mr. More...

Submitted Busy Brandon

Harper has been busy in recent week. Harper, along with Kevn Ryan, placed eighth nationally for protein modeling at the National Science Olympiad, the highest place for any GBHS team. More...

Obituaries

RALPH FARSON

1920-2010

Ralph E. Farson, 89, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010.   Farson was a veteran of World War II, in which he served as Sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps (Aviation). He was a 60-year Mason with the Sabina (Ohio) Lodge. More...

HARRY STRAHL JR.

1962-2010

Harry W. “Billy” Strahl Jr., 48, of Pensacola, passed away at his home Friday, June 25, 2010.   More...

JOAN WILHELM

1932-2010

Joan Rehn Wilhelm, formerly of Cincinnati, Ohio, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010 in Gulf Breeze.   More...

Business

Tropical storm Alex affects pump prices

GAS WATCH

The price of crude oil closed $1.69 higher than the previous week after the first named Atlantic tropical storm of the season, Alex, was announced and created concern among investors that it could disrupt oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. More...

Opinion

Just when you thought it was safe to drive

Dear Joe: On Friday, June 25, my husband and I were stopped at the traffic signal at Daniel Drive and Gulf Breeze Parkway and observed a foot protruding from the car ahead and in the far right lane.   More...

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On the Spot:

Do you plan to spend July 4 on Pensacola Beach?

“This weekend is my husband’s 30th Gulf Breeze High School reunion, so we won’t be there on the 4th.” Sherry Allen Gulf Breeze More...