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PROCLAMATION READ INTO THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD BY REP. JEFF MILLER

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Mr. Peter Paulding, Chief of Police of the City of Gulf Breeze, upon his retirement after 40 years of honorable and decorated law enforcement service.  More...

Cardiologist Spencer finds niche in foreign missions

On Feb. 28, Gulf Breeze cardiologist Dr. Bob Spencer is set to take his third mission trip to Africa, and he’s taking his 27 years of medical experience with him.  More...

DGs celebrate Rutledge’s 75 years

On Jan. 24, some Pensacolaarea Delta Gamma alums gathered for a winter meeting/social to celebrate Virginia Rutledge’s 75 years of being a Delta Gamma Fraternity member.  More...

Entertainment

Sandshaker Lounge is Pensacola Beach’s Mardi Gras headquarters

The Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola Beach is the place to be this Mardi Gras season.  Though most of the Krewe parties happened in January, the Shaker does have one left – the Krewe of Coma Coronation on Fat Tuesday (Feb. More...

Sandshaker Mardi Gras Lineup

Here’s what’s shakin’ at the Shaker during Mardi Gras week:  ¦ Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m. until close: Shaker Lover's Valentine's Day Celebration! $2 well drinks, wine and beer; Karaoke contest at 8 p.m.  More...

Step into the jaws of a Megalodon

Take a journey through Earth’s ancient oceans with “Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived,” featured now through May 6 in the Mobile (Ala.) Exploreum's new 6,400 square foot traveling exhibit gallery.  More...

School

GBES students to jump rope for Heart Association

On Friday, Feb. 10, Gulf Breeze Elementary School students will be participating in Jump Rope for Heart to benefit the American Heart Association.  Students have been learning about healthy choices and habits to promote a healthy lifestyle. More...

GBHS

Gulf Breeze High School’s A and A/B Honor Roll for 2nd Nine Weeks of the school year:   Seniors All A’s  Komila Abdukarimova, Keegan Anderson, Summer Andrews, Jordan Bennett, Emily Brill, Anzu Brown, Asa Brunson, Jessica Bryant, More...

GBMS

Gulf Breeze Middle School’s A and A/B Honor Roll for 2nd Nine Weeks of the school year:   Sixth Grade All A’s  Daniel Abshire, Herminio Agront, Grace Allen, Thomas Allen, Blair Amberson, Chloe Baer, Erin Bailey, Sadie Baltz, Luc More...

Faith

St. Ann/OLA churches celebrate volunteers’ acts

More than 200 church ministry volunteers were served a big ‘Thanks for Giving’ meal by the staff of St. Ann and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic churches on Jan. 28 at Nickelsen Hall in Gulf Breeze.  More...

Obituaries

BILL HOLTZCLAW

1925-2012

William J. Holtzclaw, 86, of Gulf Breeze, passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 at the West Florida Covenant Hospice Care Unit after battling cancer.  More...

ARNOLD WEEKS SR.

1928-2012

Arnold David Weeks Sr., 83, of Fort Walton Beach, passed away on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 in Pensacola. Weeks was born in Ft. Walton Beach on March 12, 1928. He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy. He served in the Pacific Theater on the U.S.S. More...

Business

Current prices represent calm before storm

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 1.6 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $3.46 a gallon Sunday. More...

Home & Garden

Back again where it all started...

Almost 20 years ago, Dan and Dionne Dunn met on Pensacola Beach. She was a hostess at Jubilee, and he was a sous chef. More...

Local OBGYN delivers gorilla

Dr. Vicky Griffin, local OB/GYN, can now add the Gulf Breeze Zoo to the list of places she’s delivered a baby. This time, however, the baby was a little hairy. More...

Auction mania continues in Gulf Breeze

Auction and Liquidation Services of N.W. Florida had its Grand Opening on Saturday, Jan. 21, and drew a full crowd. The second auction will be this Saturday evening. More...

Potential bridge toll has business owners seeing red

¦ Expert: ‘It would have a clear, negative impact’

The Gulf Breeze City Council and the Escambia County Commission have passed resolutions opposing the use of tolls to fund the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge in response to FDOT hints that tolls might be a means to subsidize a “local&rd More...

Neighbors continue to lament eyesore

¦ Old Delchamps building still creating angst one year later

The Santa Rosa County Development Services Web site says enforcement of ordinances regarding compliance with county codes “enhances the quality of life for the citizens and property owners and protects property values as well as the public heal More...

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Island News

Wildfire threatens Portofino

A swirling brush fire erupted Monday, Feb. 6, burning almost two acres of protected wetland and dune habitat between Portofino Island Resort Towers IV and V. The fire ignited shortly before 2:45 p.m. More...

Proposed beach road upgrades stir controversy

A crowd was expected to weigh in on the plan to elevate a portion of Via de Luna over a pedestrian crossing on Pensacola Beach at Wednesday’s Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting.  More...

Exercise the muscles you can see as well as those you can’t

It’s that time of year again. Punxsutawney Phil might have prognosticated that we have six more weeks of winter, but the feeling of spring is in the air. It’s time to get ready for the beach. It’s time to get your body ready! More...

News

Woman extricated from crash

Midway Fire District personnel use the jaws of life to cut into an overturned vehicle driven by Barbara Kroll, 81, of Gulf Breeze, which was involved in a two-car crash on Thursday, Feb. 2, on U.S. More...

SR Democrats to hear gerrymandering topic

BRIEFS

Santa Rosa County Democrats will hold a potluck dinner meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Navarre Community Center, 1917 Navarre School Road, Navarre. The Center is located across the street and to the rear of the Navarre Post Office.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/1/2011  Reeves, Douglas Lorez, W/M, 62, 3200 block of Maplewood Drive, Gulf Breeze, marijuana production.  2/2/2011  More...

Sports

Dolphin wrestling wins first district crown

Unbeaten Doerr (40-0), Manfredi (39-1) two of 12 to qualify for regional meet

It’s understandable that it took Dolphin wrestling coach Matt Alt a minute to prepare to talk about his team’s efforts. More...

Soccer loses overtime heartbreaker

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team’s season came to an end at home Friday as Choctaw edged the Dolphins 2-1 in overtime in the Regional 1-3A semifinals. More...

Basketball team looking to make some history

The Dolphin basketball team will look to clinch a playoff berth for the first time since 2003 with a win Friday in the District 1-5A Tournament at Panama City Rutherford. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Thursday, February 9 SRC Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Architectural Firm Interviews for Amphitheater 1:30 p.m., Commissioner's Meeting R More...

Health

Work under way on $1M cath lab at GB Hospital

Baptist Health Care and Cardiology Consultants are collaborating to provide a world-class regional heart and vascular program.  Construction recently began on a new, state-of-the-art cardiovascular catheterization laboratory at Gulf Breeze Hospi More...

Opinion

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What now?

TEAM overhaul threatens pipeline

I have been following both sides of the recent debate concerning TEAM Santa Rosa, and I have had years of exposure through Gulf Breeze City Council meetings and economic development forums that have given me a unique – and very local – pe More...

Vision 2015: The start of a grand new year

The year is already off to a successful start with several economic development projects in progress.  More...