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OBE’s Mann stays close to home

¦ School’s Teacher of the Year attended Oriole Beach years ago

Second in a series  Elizabeth Mann has been teacher for six years – all at Oriole Beach Elementary School teaching first grade. But this is the first year she has received Teacher of the Year honors from her peers there.  More...

Troy to represent GBPD at 9/11 Flag Ceremony

Ground Zero veteran travels to Friday event at Kennedy Space Center

Police officer Kerry Troy has been selected to attend the National 9/11 Flag Ceremony on Friday, Feb. 18 at the Kennedy Space Center as a representative of the Gulf Breeze Police Department and New York City Police.  More...

Grammy eludes GB musician

Gulf Breeze resident and Pensacola recording artist Dr. Michael Brant DeMaria has again missed the elusive honor of winning a Grammy Award.  DeMaria’s album ‘Ocean’ was nominated for Best New Age Album of the Year. More...


Jazz Society’s Jazz Gumbo gets ‘Dangerous’ at Seville Quarter

The Jazz Society of Pensacola welcomes trumpeter Roger Villines to the Jazz Gumbo stage for the February Jazz Gumbo, Feb. More...

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Simply Sinatra’ Saturday, Feb. 19

Join the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra for Simply Sinatra on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. More...

Mattie Kelly Fine Arts Center presents Puccini’s masterpiece ‘Turandot’ Feb. 19

Teatro Lirico D’ Europa, the stellar European opera touring company which performs worldwide, will present Puccini’s final operatic masterpiece, Turandot, as part of the company’s 12th national tour of the USA on February 19 at 7:30 More...


Chavers fourth at state weightlifting meet

Meredith Chavers has had a busy year this year. First, she was named a captain of the varsity cheerleading squad. More...

Sports Calendar

Thursday, Feb. 17 Tennis at PHS, 3:30 p.m. Softball at Pace (JV 5 p.m., Var. 7) Friday, Feb. 18 Baseball vs. Navarre (JV 5 p.m., Var.  More...

GBHS to send three wrestlers to state tournament

Beau Doerr, Devin Jones and Greg Manfredi will represent Gulf Breeze High at Saturday’s state wrestling meet in Lakeland. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Feb. 17 City of Gulf Breeze Advisory Park Board 6 p.m., Gulf Breeze Recreation Center, 800 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Monday, Feb.  More...


Pump prices continue creeping higher locally


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Renovation inspiration: Upgrade your home's exterior

(ARA) - As spring approaches and the winter snow begins to melt from your roof and lawn, now is a great time to step back and survey what you can do to improve the look of your home for the warm summer months, and for years to come.  More...

Warm up to an affordably luxurious bathroom this season

(ARA) – With the advent of summer still several months away, the comfort of a hot bath or invigorating shower continues to be something to look forward to every day. More...

Keep your ‘green’ home improvements running at peak efficiency

(ARA) - If you're like many Americans, you have recently made home improvements to lessen your impact on the environment. More...

Talkin’ trash: County eyes collection revamp

¦ South end residents of unincorporated areas will be getting specific garbage service

About 100 residents from the south end of Santa Rosa County met at the Community Life Center in Midway last Thursday to hear the details of how their trash collection will change in the next few months.  More...

DeMaria chosen as Merit Finalist

¦ GBHS senior earns highest prep scholastic honor

Darien DeMaria departed Gulf Breeze today for an acting audition at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, one of several similar trips she’s taken recently in search of a college home.  More...



Island News

After setbacks, island expects banner year

2011 is shaping up to be the season that 2010 could have been, if all goes according to plan.  Santa Rosa Island Authority General Manager Buck Lee gave his annual “State of the Island” address on Feb. More...

DeLuna Fest settles on mid-October date

Scott Wheatley of the Five Flags Tourism Group told the Santa Rosa Island Authority that his group decided to schedule the second annual DeLuna Fest on the second weekend of October, after all.  More...

Bloom where you are planted

Boy, do I love how Aloha Grill brings Hawaii to Gulf Breeze. I love the atmosphere. I love the desserts. I love the beautiful wood of the custom surfboard on the wall. I love the grilled Mahi-Mahi. I love the Mauna Kea Shrimp. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   2/8/2010  Brown, Joshua K., W/M, 19, 2600 block of Citrus Drive, Navarre, larceny.  Severin, Carlie Egilene, W/F, 25, 6600 block of East Bay Boulevard, Gulf Breeze, violation of probation.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Feb. 11, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 9 emergencies. More...

Rowdiness after Kid Rock show

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

Domestic violence spilled over into a Gulf Breeze restaurant on Valentine’s evening, when a couple stopped by Waffle House after attending the Kid Rock concert in Pensacola. More...


GB Elementary releases second nine weeks Honor Roll

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More Gulf Breeze High, OBES Honor Roll recipients

The following students from Oriole Beach Elementary and Gulf Breeze High were left out of the list of Honor Rolls that were sent to the Gulf Breeze News last week:  OBE Fifth Grade  A Honor Roll  More...

OBES second nine week Honor Roll released

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A/B Honor Roll  First Grade  Mrs. More...


Keegan takes role at GBUMC Soundside


On Sunday, Feb. 6, the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church bid farewell to AnnMarie Pollard, Hospitality Director for the past two-and-ahalf years. More...




Richard L. Buchs of Gulf Breeze passed away on Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011.  Buchs was born in 1936 in Edgerton, Ohio. After a career in law enforcement and military service, he retired in Gulf Breeze in 2005. More...



Dorothy “Dot” Folkers, 86, of Pensacola, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 after a brief illness.  Born Dorothy Mae Cameron on Sept. More...



Thomas Michael Recker, 70, of Navarre, passed away Thursday, Feb. 3 at the Joyce Goldenberg Hospice Residence in Pensacola.  More...



Full Story

Regionalism key to economic development

Over the next five years, the main objective of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is Vision 2015, a strategic plan to bring 3,000 jobs to the area.  In order for this plan to be successful and for our economy to grow and prosper, it is More...

Who has the right to the public beach?

Pensacola Beach is an eightand a-half-mile-long swath of sugar white sand, owned by Escambia County and open to all who want to enjoy the beauty of the edge of the Gulf of Mexico.  Casino Beach, the main beach situated in the heart of the core a More...