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Scenic corridor issue heats up

South end group tells leaders support growing for designation

A sizeable Gulf Breeze contin- gency traveled to Milton on Monday to ask the County Commission to give them the green light to apply for some beautification grants for U.S. Highway 98. More...

GBPD nabs fleeing suspect

Chase ends with 3 department vehicles, another car damaged

On Friday, Aug. 6, a knifewielding man held up a Circle K store on Cervantes Street in Pensacola, according to witnesses, then sped east across the three-mile bridge toward Gulf Breeze.   More...

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Modest Swenson Park memorial planned to honor late couple

A memorial fund is being collected community advocate Margaret Cunningham to erect a Martin bird house in Swenson Park in the Santa Rosa Shores community of Gulf Breeze in memory of the late Bob and Doris Kelly of Tiger Point.   More...

More Gulf waters opened to fishing

Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reopened 5,144 square miles of Gulf waters to commercial and recreational finfish fishing.   More...

Public can ‘do good for the Gulf’ by supporting aquarium online

Downtown Pensacola could be home to a new state-of-theart aquarium. That is, if Bill Young can find enough people to share his vision. More...


August brings annual celestial firework show

The month of August marks the arrival of the Perseid Meteor Shower, our best annual celestial fireworks show. More...

Best places to view Perseid Meteors

Every year in the month of August, nature puts on an amazing celestial firework show know as the Perseid Metor Shower.   The annual show of “shooting-stars” has been observed for about 2,000 years. More...

‘Alice in wonderland’

“Begin at the beginning and go on ‘till you come to the end: then stop.” ~ The King of Hearts More...


Shop ’til you drop during sales tax holiday

In just 11 days, on August 23, schools will reopen throughout Santa Rosa County. Thanks to legislation approved by The Florida Legislature and Gov. More...


¦ Gulf Breeze High School Friday, August 13 8 a.m.-noon ¦ Gulf Breeze Elementary School Thursday, August 19 K thru second grade 1-1:45 p.m. Third thru fifth grade 2:15-3 p.m. ¦ Pensacola Beach Elementary School Thursday, August 19, 6 p.m. More...

Five time-saving tips for simplifying your back-to-school routine

As summer winds down, it means fewer backyard barbecues, shorter days, and most of all, kids headed back to school. The transition from summer to school can be daunting for any parent and each year it seems the to-do list gets longer.   More...




Broward Russ, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Monday, Aug. 2, 2010.   More...



Eric C. Wright, 63, of Navarre, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010 at the Hoyce Goldenburg Hospice Residence in Pensacola. Wright was born Dec. 28, 1946 in Effingham, Ill. He served proudly in the U.S. Coast Guard. More...

Home & Garden

Make your outdoor living space as cool and comfortable as indoors with these tips

(ARA) - It is easy to enjoy your deck or patio when the weather is warm and pleasant, and memories of cold winters are driven far away. But when the temperatures soar, do you find yourself retreating indoors? More...

How to prepare your fall vegetable garden

This year, many gardeners celebrated spring by planting a vegetable garden and were rewarded with a bountiful harvest. Others were disappointed with a smallerthan expected harvest and too many problems to count. More...



NOTICE OF   APPLICATION   FOR TAX DEED   NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT WACHOVIA BANK NA AS CUST/TTEE holder of the following Tax Sale Certificate has filed said Tax Certificate for the Tax Deed to be issued thereon. More...

Closed shrimp-harvesting area in Escambia County reopens

Area will remain closed to the harvest of crabs pending additional testing

Special to Gulf Breeze News  More...

52 weeks remain until city turns 50!

Gulf Breeze marked its 49th anniversary as an incorporated city on Tuesday, Aug. 10, thus beginning the one-year countdown to its much-anticipated, landmark golden anniversary.   More...

Gulf Breeze schools excel on FCAT

¦ GBHS projects as an A while 4 other schools savor strong showings

As a new school year fast approaches, elementary and middle schools that feed into Gulf Breeze High School are relishing good news they received late last week about the 2009-10 school year. More...

Damage done anybody’s guess

Oil leak nears permanent cap, but analysis just starting

As relief well drilling operations near completion, questions swirl about the total damage of the oil spill and what happened to the leaked oil.   More...


Lt. Chris Stimmell of the Midway Fire District battles a blaze Monday in a home at 5162 Point Shores Lane in Midway. Damage was limited mostly to a bedroom. Fire reports, 2A More...



Island News

You gotta have faith

British Broadcasting Corp. reporter examines impact of oil spill on religion

BBC reporter Matt Wells was in Pensacola Beach last weekend researching a story on faith and the community’s response to the oil spill. More...

Admission to all National Parks is free this weekend

In celebration of America's Great Outdoors, Gulf Islands National Seashore will join all national parks, national wildlife refuges, and many areas managed by the Bureau of Land Management to offer free admission on Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, Au More...

A beer stein prompts lesson on giving

A couple of weeks ago, I received a gift. The manager of Flounder’s restaurant, Lewis Irby, gave me an amazing gift. More...


Early voters trickle in; Sign-gate delayed by state


Early voting began Monday for the 2010 primary election slated for Aug. 24 as county residents began the process of choosing their public officials for the next four years. More...

Coleman seeks third term on SRC School Board

Diane Coleman is seeking reelection to the School Board District 3.   Coleman is a lifelong resident of Santa Rosa County residing in Navarre for the last 21 years with her husband of 26 years, Rev. More...

Peden runs for School Board with kids in mind

Scott Peden has qualified to run for Santa Rosa County School Board, District 5.   Peden explained that he chose to run because he wanted to represent the children of Santa Rosa County.   More...


Dolphin fall practice under way

Today’s practice the first one in full pads

While most of their classmates were most likely sleeping, the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team began fall practice on Monday. More...

Sports Briefs

Dolphin Dash 5K Run opens Meet the Dolphins September 4   The Gulf Breeze High Quarterback Club will host their inaugural Dolphin Dash 5K race to open Meet the Dolphins September 4.   More...

Milam helps Stingrays to fifth place finish at ASA Nationals

Alison Milam has had a busy summer.   She just finished tryouts for the varsity volleyball team, but for the past two months, Milam has been in Miami playing for the Miami Stingrays, a travel 18-under softball team.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, August 12 Gulf Breeze Chamber Business Development Committee 8 a.m., Chamber Conference Room, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze   Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Bo More...


When investing, I suggest learning aspects of risk

In life, you can’t avoid all risks – and you shouldn’t try, because endeavors that carry risk also bring the prospect of reward. And it’s certainly the same in the investment world. More...


Negative campaigning taking a toll

Life in extreme Northwest Florida has its perks.   Not only are we able to get the television advertising about candidates in Florida, but we also get the opportunity to have our senses assaulted by the candidates in Alabama.   More...

Fire chiefs oppose new group’s fundraising


Two months ago, a volunteer organization (Santa Rosa Volunteers Search & Rescue) approached the fire chiefs of Santa Rosa County and asked for support in reforming the old Search and Rescue.   More...


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