April 14, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

House destroyed, no one hurt

An isolated, unoccupied vacation home in the 500 block of Fairpoint Drive was completely destroyed by fire on Friday morning, April 8. More...

Mayors see bright potential

¦ Zimmern participates in area leaders’ panel discussion

The Women’s Council of Realtors sponsored its second annual Mayors Panel on April 8, bringing together the leaders of Gulf Breeze, Milton, Jay and Pensacola. More...

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Dentist initiates public education campaign

In response to the alarming adolescent use of smokeless tobacco and the rise of untreated childhood decay, Nicole Barrineau, D.D.S., P.A. More...

Luminaria ceremony set for Gulf Breeze Relay For Life

As the lights dim over campsites and Gulf Breeze Relay For Life team members complete laps, the night of April 29- 30 will be warmed with the glow of candle lit bags called luminaria, each of which has a special meaning.  More...

Scenes from Gulf Breeze Expo 2011

Hundreds of people from Gulf Breeze and surrounding communities turned out Saturday for the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo.  More than 125 businesses and nonprofit organizations were showcased in a fun, family- More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   4/8/2010  Berry, Ron Colby, W/M, 22, Sherwood Drive, Navarre, violation of probation.  4/11/2010  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending April 8, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 16 emergencies. More...

Police Report

A Gulf Breeze woman was arrested on Monday, April 11 and charged with forgery and uttering a forged instrument. More...


Calvary Chapel sets Easter activities

Calvary Chapel-Gulf Breeze has several Easter Week observances planned and invites the public to participate.  On Friday, April 22, at 7 p.m., with a Good Friday service at the church at 1122 Oriole Beach Road.  On Easter Sunday, April 24, More...




Richard Norman Arcenia, 58, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Arcenia was born Nov. 24, 1952 in Miami. More...



Wade H. “Dick” Player, 67, of Navarre, passed away at his home on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Born April 15, 1943, in Timmonsville, S.C., Player grew up in Savannah, Ga. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 14SRC Commission Regular 9a.m., County Admin Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSRC Local Planning Board6 p.m., County Admin Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSRC School Boa More...

Home & Garden

Soundside Splendor participants raise a toast–and record funds

Portofino Island Resort was packed poolside on Sunday for 'A Sunday of Soundside Splendor.'  Surrounded by the beautiful sights of the resort and the Sound, the much-anticipated event raised a record amount of money to benefit the Children's Hom More...

Host plants trap stink bugs

There are some insect pests that simply laugh at insecticides. One such group is the stink bug family. Stink bugs are naturally tolerant of many pesticides; therefore, few insecticides are available to manage these damaging pests.  More...

City eyes future of 3-Mile Bridge

¦ Second workshop planned for Wednesday, April 27 at City Hall

The Gulf Breeze City Council last Wednesday held the first of two April workshops regarding the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge.  Declared the single most important challenge facing Gulf Breeze this decade by late former Mayor Lane Gilch More...

CP Study seeks area adults

The seventh annual Gulf Breeze Relay For Life is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at Gulf Breeze High School. You want to get involved, but you don’t have 18 hours to walk and help find a cure for cancer.  More...

Jumping scares hinder traffic

¦ Motorists inconvenienced on bridge for 2nd straight week

An April 10 suicide scare caused traffic on Pensacola Bay Bridge to be affected by a jumper situation for the second consecutive Sunday.  The incident, which was reported to police around 3:45 p.m., caused the southbound lanes of the bridge to c More...



Island News

Island Gets Greener

Reused water now irrigating Beach medians

Every day, water flows out of the tap and down the drain. More...

Area churches are on the move to serve everyone

Last night I was watching “Deliverance” on AMC. You might remember the movie with Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, and Jon Voight. More...

BP giving $30 M

Money will be used to market NW Florida

The Northwest Florida Tourism Council (NWFTC) will receive a $30 million BP marketing grant to help mitigate impacts to Northwest Florida’s tourism industry as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  The grant will ensure BP is More...


Scratch Ankle Festival this weekend in downtown Milton

The annual Milton Scratch Ankle Festival will be held April 16 and 17 in historic downtown Milton. More...

FWC’s Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing a fun family outing are the objectives for this month’s Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Pensacola.  More...

UWF theatre presents ‘Brigadoon’

The UWF Theatre Department is performing the classic Broadway musical “Brigadoon,” April 13-17. Performances will be held Wednesday, April 13 to Saturday, April 16 at 8 p.m. More...


Dolphin tennis district champs for fourth consecutive year

Girls team wins every match, while boys lose only three

The Gulf Breeze High boys and girls tennis teams captured the District 1-2A championships for the fourth consecutive year Thursday at the University of West Florida. More...

Dolphins lead early, but Pace rallies for 9-5 win

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team scored three in the first two innings before the Pace Patriots rallied for a 9-5 win Friday in Pace. More...

Senior Diamond Girls

Front: Jacqueline McGee. Back row (from left): Carlye Lynch, Kathryn Miller, Morgan Bass, Sallie Papajohn, Charlotte Engel, and Michelle Wise. More...


How will new tax laws affect you? Let me count the ways . . .

Now that the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010 are law, you’ll want to familiarize yourself with how this new legislation affects you – both as a wage-earner and an investor.  More...



Full Story

Florida leaders should demand online sales tax

From my laptop, I can go all over the world. More...

Girl Scout Daisies help feed U.S. troops


Girl Scout Daisy Troop 789 consists of 24 kindergarten and first graders (23 from Gulf Breeze Elementary School and one from Navarre Elementary). More...