June 23, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Driver’s license office closing

¦ Friday is last day for renewals at Sandpiper Village

If you need to renew your driver’s license, you’d better hurry.  The Gulf Breeze location of the Department of Motor Vehicles at 2748 Gulf Breeze Parkway, at the entrance of Sandpiper Village subdivision, is closing at the end of the More...

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50th Anniversary Magazine to be all-inclusive

As Gulf Breeze prepares for its 50th anniversary, Gulf Breeze News readers are preparing for their place in the 50th Anniversary Magazine, commemorating the unique slice of peninsula they call home.  More...

GB Book Club meets June 27

The Gulf Breeze Book Club will host its next regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Sertoma Fishing Rodeo promises family fun


The 21st Annual Sertoma Family Fishing Rodeo will be held on June 25-26 at South Shoreline Park.  The Family Fishing Rodeo is Gulf Breeze Sertoma’s only major fund raiser of which  100 percent of the net proceeds are returned to the E More...


Too hot outside?

Summer is here, and there’s no better way to beat the heat than hopping in one of the National Naval Aviation Museum’s two state-of-the-art MaxFlight Simulators. More...

Fort Walton Beach Chamber announces two photo contests

The Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce invites the community to submit photos for two new (and concurrent) photo projects.  “Patriotic Photo Contest” – sponsored by Uptown Station – will showcase the wonderful More...

Make your event part of the 8th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour


Applications are now being accepted for events and organizations that wish to participate in the 8th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County.  The deadline to submit application is July 8. More...


GBHS releases fourth nine weeks Honor Roll

Mr. Sylvan Ladner, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to announce the Honor Roll for the fourth nine-weeks grading period of the 2010-11 school year.  More...

GBHS Class of 2011 headed all across the country

The GBHS Class of 2011 received scholarship monies from colleges near and far. Each of them were recognized at the recent Senior Awards Night.  More...


Calvary Chapel now ‘Coastline’

To reflect its expansion and a fresh vision along the Gulf Coast, Calvary Chapel Church has changed its name to Coastline Calvary.  Its current locations are Gulf Breeze and Destin with more to come. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, June 23Santa Rosa CountyCommission Regular 9 a.m.,County Administrative Center,Commissioner's Board Room,6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSanta Rosa CountyCommission Special More...


Be smart about ’skeeters; time to get immunizations

As the weather gets warmer and days grow longer, Gulf Breezers begin to enjoy more outside activities such as cooking outside, gardening, walking and riding bicycles.  But the same mild weather that encourages us to be more active also makes mos More...

Home & Garden

Service above self

¦ Phil Sullivan to retire after 37 years as a favorite local waitress

With her trademark birthstone children charms dangling around her neck, many people recognize Phil Sullivan outside of the restaurants where she has been serving patrons breakfast, lunch and dinner for 37 years.  Her necklace has a charm for eac More...

Some like it hotter

Dave Szymanski has long been an aficionado of hot sauces, and successful testing of his green thumb while growing peppers sparked an idea - why not make his own, unique brand of sauce?  More...

How will you celebrate national pollinator week?

Threats   Pollinators are facing an increasing number of threats. The main threat is habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation. More...

Education group sues over cuts

FEA argues against retirement benefits ‘contributions’

The Florida Education Association (FEA) filed a lawsuit Monday in Circuit Court in Tallahassee seeking to stop the 3-percent pay cut on teachers, school employees and other workers imposed by the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. More...

Beach resident set for reality TV debut

¦ Cronin will appear on ABC’s ‘Expedition Impossible’ tonight at 8

Pensacola Beach resident Jason Cronin, 37, recently competed in the ABC television network’s exciting new adventure reality TV show, ‘Expedition Impossible.’ On the program, 13 three-person teams race across vast deserts, over snow- More...

Waste Pro delivers trash containers

¦ Residents in 32563 zip code will have new trash service on July 1

About 12,000 cans, two per household, have been delivered to residents in the 32563 zip code serviced by Waste Pro, one of two new franchised garbage service providers for South Santa Rosa County.  More...



Island News

Oil Spill: Then and Now

As you stroll across the bright white sand of Pensacola Beach, it’s hard to imagine – even for those of us who lived through it – that one year ago today oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill greeted beach residents and visitors.&nbs More...

Riding, recommending trolley pays

The trolleys are traversing Pensacola Beach and two people are $50 richer for riding and promoting use of the trolley.  Karl Roggenbuck, a server at Flounder’s, won a $50 American Express gift card for having the most referrals at nine.&nb More...

Mag readers rank Pensacola Beach No. 1 coastal town

Gulfscapes, a Gulf Coast lifestyle magazine, announces the winners in its 2011 Voters’ Choice Best Gulf Coast Town Contest! The contest is part of the celebration of Gulfscapes’ 10th Anniversary. More...


McCormick eyes county’s school superintendent post

Dr. George McCormick of Gulf Breeze has prefiled as a candidate for Santa Rosa County Superintendent of Schools.  More...

80 tons of oyster shells to bolster reefs

A shoreline restoration project will recycle 80 tons of discarded oyster shells to bolster oyster reefs in Bayou Texar in Pensacola. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   6/14/2010  Kenney, Christopher Blake, W/M, 19, 10,000 block of Calle de Palencia, Navarre, violation of probation.  More...


Will you accept the Jones Challenge?

¦ Youth, Gulf Breeze High assistant football coach to squat, bike to raise funds for GBSA baseball

Ken Jones has a special way of celebrating his birthday.  More...

Lively, Brunty help UCF, USM to regional baseball berths

BY JASON THOMPSON  Gulf Breeze News jason@gulfbreezenews.com   Ben Lively and C.T. Bradford had hoped to be doing something else last weekend, so they went out and did something almost as enjoyable – fishing.  More...

Snagging flies and snagging fish

Ben Lively, a 2010 GBHS grad and a freshman pitcher for UCF (fourth from left), went out with Mississippi State freshman and Pace native C.T. More...


Local pump prices down 26 cents in last month


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.52 a gallon Sunday. This compares with the national average that fell 4.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.66. More...

Work toward your own ‘Financial Independence Day’

On July 4, we shoot fireworks, attend picnics, watch parades and otherwise celebrate our nation’s independence and the many freedoms we enjoy. More...



Full Story

Cain has presence similar to Reagan

Here we are 18 months before a historic presidential election, and we find ourselves in the same early quandary that many others found themselves in past elections, with perennial uninspiring front-runners, uncertain polling data trying to convince u More...

Storm season: Better batten down your wallets

The Atlantic hurricane season officially began June 1, and the weather experts are forecasting a very active season, with more major storms than in a typical year. More...