October 6, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

Grooters’ supporters to finish cycling ride

Special to the News  More than 20 cyclists were scheduled to gather today (Thursday, Oct. More...

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Risches remain sweethearts after 65 years

Ted and Nancy Risch of Tiger Point celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011.  More...

Dog psychic to talk at GB Library


Have you ever wondered what your dog really thinks about you and why?  The Gulf Breeze Dog Lovers Group will present Sara Christopher, a noted dog psychic, during a meeting at the Gulf Breeze Library on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. More...

Teague celebrates 90th birthday; Hill to talk dietary supplements

Gulf Breeze resident Lois Warren Teague turned 90 on Sept. 12. More...


Are you brave enough to explore Pensacola’s Haunted History?

The City of Pensacola boasts over 450 years of history. More...

Beaches to Woodlands Week 2 includes butterflies, trains, horses, hikes and more

The second week of the Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County includes something for just about everyone. Families will enjoy these great events:  ¦ Monarch Butterfly Festival (Oct. More...

Hal Holbrook returns to Pensacola in Saenger Theatre’s ‘Mark Twain Tonight!’

Opening Night at the Saenger Theatre’s Broadway in Pensacola series begins with welcoming back Hollywood veteran and acclaimed actor Hal Holbrook in his Tony® Award winning “Mark Twain Tonight!,” scheduled for Saturday, Oct. More...


GBHS’ Benz chosen to chair Santa Rosa SWAT

¦ Tobacco reform tops state advisory board

Florida’s Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) kicked off the new school year by introducing new members for its Youth Advisory Board.  Addie Benz, a junior at Gulf Breeze High School, was elected to serve as chair for Santa Rosa County More...

These boots were made for walkin’

Oriole Beach’s Reeves often walks 5 miles a day to stay healthy

Legendary late entertainer Elvis Presley used to tell his audiences to never criticize their fellow man until they’ve walked a mile in his shoes.  Based on all the miles that Oriole Beach Elementary School Counselor Barbara Reeves has regi More...

Scholarships possible at Lighthouse Christian Academy

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy, Santa Rosa County’s only school offering iPad instruction for students through the eighth grade, has been notified by the Office of School Advocacy for Step Up For Students that scholarships are now availab More...

Calendar of Events


Monday, October 10SRC Commission Committee 9 a.m., CountyAdmin Center, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street,MiltonWednesday, October 12SRC South End Tourist DevelopmentCommittee 9 a.m., Navarre Visitor InformationCenter, 8543 Navarre Parkway, Navarr More...


Dr. Roy joins team at Baptist Gulf Breeze

Baptist Medical Group welcomes Vicki Roy, M.D., an experienced, board-certified internal medicine physician to their primary care physician network.  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze’s original Re/Max office celebrates 7 years of success

In the wake of Hurricane Ivan, a new real estate company was brave enough to take on the task of opening a new office. More...

‘Thinkin’ Pink’ event to benefit American Cancer Society

Ladies "show us your bras" during the upcoming THINKIN' PINK event, which will benefit American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Research and Local Patient Services, being hosted by the Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Saturday, October 29. More...

Gulf Breeze Hospital team surpasses American Heart Association Heart Walk goal

On Saturday, Oct. More...

New reading plan in store for GBHS after grade drop

¦ School will be docked a letter grade for results from lower quartile

It’s back to basics at Gulf Breeze High School. More...

Self-protection, controlling destiny led to city’s genesis


I N 1960, the people of the Gulf Breeze peninsula became aware of a bill to be introduced into the Legislature of the State of Florida creating a sanitary district of the area making it mandatory to connect to water, gas and sewer lines to be install More...



Island News

PBES planning fall festival for funds

There’s going to be a party, and all new computers are the purpose.  Pensacola Beach Elementary School is planning its annual Fall Festival, a family friendly event complete with carnival games, entertainment and plenty of food and beverag More...

Staircase to paradise

This dune walkover on Pensacola Beach takes visitors over the dunes and onto the beach. More...

Juana’s chili cook-off Oct. 23 benefits Caring & Sharing

The 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off is a fun fall outreach event sponsored by Juana’s Pagoda to benefit Caring & Sharing.  Caring & Sharing is a volunteer organization, with the mission to aid families in South Santa Rosa County over th More...


Rotolo’s approved for dining variance

Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy advised the City Council that a variance would be given to the Rotolo’s Pizza in Sea Shell Collections Shopping Center at 888 Gulf Breeze Parkway to serve food and alcohol on the new busines More...

Local fire departments respond to combined 40 emergencies

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending Oct. 30, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 21 emergencies. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   9/28/2010  Browning, Clarence Patrick, W/M, 44, 5700 block of Government, Navarre, larceny.  Hayes, Michael Dewayne, W/M, 44, 5700 block of Government, Navarre, larceny.  More...


Dolphins scalp fourth-ranked Chiefs

¦ 3-1 GBHS, 5-0 West Fla. meet in district clash Friday

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team hasn’t played a game this big at Dolphin Stadium in eight years.  In 2003, GBHS beat Navarre in the final game of the regular season to force a three-way shootout three days later in Navarre for second More...

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Chip’s holds fifth annual King of the Beach

The Fifth Annual King of the Beach Contest was held September 17, at Bamboo Willies, on Pensacola Beach, hosted by Chip's 24 Hour Health & Racquet Club. More...


National average dips by 20.3 cents over last month


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area fell 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.37 a gallon Sunday. More...

Complete makeover: Florida’s new Power of Attorney Act

A power of attorney is a widely used legal document that grants authority to an agent to act in the place of the granting principal. On Oct. More...


On the Spot:

How did you enjoy the first weekend of cooler fall weather?

“Not as much as I would have liked, but I did open all the windows and turn the air off.” Marilyn Freeman Gulf Breeze More...