April 21, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Boat, dock burn

Gulf Breeze firefighters work to put out a boat fire that destroyed a 21-foot vessel and part of the nearby dock at Shoreline Park on Thursday, April 14. More...

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‘Paint This Town Purple’ under way

April 29-30

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Relay, everywhere you go ...”  Bing Crosby couldn’t have sung it better. More...

Swenson Park Easter egg hunt is Saturday


The annual Swenson Park Community Easter Egg Hunt for children 10 years old and younger is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, at Swenson Park.  More...

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

How was the Martin family typical of the settlers on the peninsula?

Ann Martin Brodie’s father, Robert Gordon Martin, was founder of Pensacola Hardware Co. In 1931, he purchased a summer cottage owned by Mrs. Duncan McDonald that overlooked Navy Cove on Pensacola Bay off Town Point Road.  More...


Schedule set for Bands on the Beach summer concerts

As May approaches, it brings with it warmer weather, summer fun and Bands on the Beach.  Get out to the beach April 30 from 7-9 p.m. More...

NWF State College’s Soundsations season finale show April 27

Northwest Florida State College's talented group of fine and performing arts scholarship students, the Soundsations Show Choir, will perform their season finale concert on April 27 at 7:30 p.m.  The main stage theater at the college's Mattie Kel More...

Enjoy many plays at P’cola State College’s ‘Festival of One Acts’

The Pensacola State College Directing I class presents its annual "Festival of One Acts" at 7:30 p.m. More...


Jellyfish Cafe returns to GBES

Third graders at Gulf Breeze Elementary are gearing up for the sixth annual Jazzy Jellyfish Cafe next month.  The Jazzy Jellyfish Café will serve gourmet meals Thursday nights in May. More...

Decorated Apache pilot and dog visits GB Elementary

Last Thursday, CW4 Alexander 'Xan' Brigman Jr., 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade of Ft.  More...

Gulf Breeze Middle honored for its healthy food program

Gulf Breeze Middle School home economics students hosted a special visit from the Florida Departments of Education and Agriculture to honor the school’s Healthier U.S. School Challenge Bronze Award. More...


Holy Week brings special opportunities


Holy Week 2011 has arrived, and Gulf Breeze residents are invited and encouraged to participate in several special ceremonies and Easter services at local churches.  More...

Stanford leaving GBUMC for church in Memphis

Gulf Breeze News  Rev. More...

Catholic parishioners conduct Palm Sunday procession

The enormous white cross being carried down Gulf Breeze Parkway last Sunday by youth groups, priests and parents from St. Ann and Our Lady Catholic Churches has been a tradition in our area for many years. More...


Pump prices remain relatively steady but 93.5 cents higher than ’10


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.77 a gallon Sunday. More...



Full Story

So, BP is making it right? Uh, yeah ... right

Wednesday marked one year since the start of the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. Most media outlets marked the date as an anniversary of sorts, but perhaps calling this a memorial is more to the point. More...

Proposed land sale would be a win for all

Since opening the first building on its Pensacola campus in 2003, Navy Federal Credit Union has created 1,700 jobs paying an average annual salary of $41,000 and injected more than $200 million in capital investment.  More...

Dunkin’ Donuts to roll into city

Self-proclaimed “America’s favorite every day, all-day stop for coffee and baked goods,” Dunkin’ Donuts will soon be offering South Santa Rosa County residents an alternative coffee shop fronting Gulf Breeze Parkway between Li More...

Pensacola Beach Marina’s future adrift

Oil spill pushed owner into foreclosure, he says

Call it a victim of the oil spill, the economic downturn or everyday circumstances, but for whatever reason, the Pensacola Beach Marina is now back in the hands of its mortgage holder, Gulf Coast Community Bank.  The marina, which is located on More...



Island News

Craw Daddy

Crawfish festival celebrates its 10th year

Patrons stood in line to get mounds of mudbugs this weekend at the Pensacola Beach Crawfish Festival on the Boardwalk.  Bamboo Willie’s General Manager Robert Gleim said 6,200 pounds were served to patrons who devoured the little crustacea More...

How many jet skis will fit in the Sound?

The three jet ski vendors located on  Pensacola Beach told the Santa Rosa Island Authority board that adding another jet ski vendor in the Sound would put riders at risk and dilute the jet ski rental market.  More...

Teamwork lands a whopper Redfish

“It took 15-20 minutes to get the fish to the beach. The excitement was pretty awesome to watch as they gave each other high fives and and whooped and hollered,” Jowers said. More...


Police chief sees profits from processing outside violations

As cities and states scramble to find the funds to cover even the most basic services, the Gulf Breeze City Council is considering an enterprise project that could raise funds for the Gulf Breeze Police Department.  More...

Disabled services continue, budget woes remain

Gov. Rick Scott on April 14 announced an agreement with the Florida House and Senate that would provide an infusion of cash that will prevent the Agency for Persons with Disabilities from discontinuing services. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   4/13/2010  Coll III, Raymond Everett, W/M, 19, 400 block of Warick Street, Gulf Breeze, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.  More...


Dolphin tennis teams state-bound again

Girls enter tourney as two-time defending state runners up

For the fourth consecutive year and the sixth time in the last eight years, the Gulf Breeze High boys and tennis teams will both compete in the state tournament.   More...

Barretta 12th at 1A state weightlifting meet

GBHS junior Connor Barretta placed 12th out of 18 weightlifters at the 1A state meet Saturday in Kissimmee.  Barretta bench pressed 215 pounds and clean and jerked 175 pounds for a 390 total. More...

Dolphin track teams get final tuneup before district meet

The GBHS boys and girls track team got in its final tune up before Wednesday’s District 1-3A meet (after the News’ deadline) in a three-team meet at Pace Thursday.  Gulf Breeze finished second to Milton’s girls and Pace’s More...




Chaplain Dr. John B. Cheshire Jr., 89, passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, at his daughter’s home in Gulf Cheshire was born July 15, 1921 in Thomasville, Ga., to Rev. John B. Cheshire Sr. and Roxanna Pack Cheshire. More...



Hubert “Buddy” Green Woodward Jr., 66, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2011.  Woodward is survived by his loving wife, Mary, of 44 years; son, Chris and wife Nancy; daughter Tracy and husband Glenn; four grandchildr More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, April 21Gulf Breeze Chamber Gala2012 Planning Committee8:30-9:30 a.m., ChamberConference Room, 409 GulfBreeze Parkway, Gulf BreezeGulf Breeze ChamberEducation Committee 11:30a.m. More...

Home & Garden

Volunteers re-define term ‘giving’

Gulf Breeze Hospital thanks its many dedicated helpers

Baptist Health Care’s Gulf  Breeze Hospital on April 13 recognized the outstanding efforts and contributions of the many volunteers who serve the facility tirelessly and unselfishly.  About 200 people gathered at First Baptist Church More...

GBES students enjoy ‘eggsellent’ Easter egg hunt

Gulf Breeze Elementary School Kindergarten students from Ms. Knowling and Ms. Register’s classes enjoyed an Easter egg hunt on Monday in Shoreline Park. Nearly 40 volunteers set up the hunt that 36 students thoroughly enjoyed. More...

Earth Day 2011

The national  Earth Day  Network is promoting a "Billion Acts of Green" initiative this year. The goal is to demonstrate the impact that can be made by millions of people who commit to bettering the environment.  More...