February 23, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Coalition ready to fight tolls on bridge

¦ Joint resolution expected to be crafted within several days

A unified coalition to fight a potential toll on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge took shape last week as area business and municipal leaders met to begin devising a cohesive opposition.  More...

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Gulf Breeze Arts Fest coming March 10-11

On March 10 and 11 the City of Gulf Breeze and Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. More...

Drury to wed Fahner in March 24 ceremony

Whitney Elizabeth Drury and Daryl Geoffrey Fahner plan to be married on March 24 in Atlanta.  More...

Conner to take Schultz as his wife on April 21

Sharon and Judd Conner of Gondolier Boulevard in Gulf Breeze are proud to announce the approaching marriage of their son, Calvin Jacob Conner, to Danielle Nichole Schultz of Ocala on Saturday, April 21, in Gainesville.  Danielle is the daughter More...


Geocaching The World is Full of Treasure

Geocaching is a high-tech game of hide and seek that is played worldwide by all ages. The game takes geocachers outdoors on a treasure hunting adventure where they can explore and enjoy the world around them. More...

Annual Art of Fashion show offers derby-themed fun

Covenant Hospice, in conjunction with local artists and fashion retailers, presents the 7th Annual Art of Fashion event, to be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14 at New World Landing. More...

March is Florida Archaeology Month

March is the time for celebrating Florida history! More...


History in Tallahassee

Dolphins beat two-time defending state-champion Rickards in GBHS’ first-ever regional tournament win

On one side of the court, you had the two-time defending state champions and on the other, a team that had never won a regional tournament game in its 42-year history.  More...

Senior class continues to show leadership

President Harry Truman once said “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.”  The saying perfectly describes the Dolphin basketball team, who etched its name into the history books last week as the More...

Doerr, Manfredi seventh at 2A state wrestling meet

Beau Doerr and Greg Manfredi both went 2-2 in their respective weight classes to finish tied for seventh at the 2A state wrestling meet Friday and Saturday in Lakeland.   More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, February 23 SRC Commission Regular 9 a.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton SRC Commission Special Rezoning 6 p.m., County Administrative Center, Commissioner's&n More...

Home & Garden

New downtown Gulf Breeze weight loss clinic gets results

Let’s face it. We’ve all had weight to lose at some point. Maybe it’s just a few pounds, and maybe it’s over 100.  Kristi Renfroe, owner of Ideal Weight Loss, knows how you feel. More...

Ears 2 Hear offers connection, joy

Ears 2 Hear was established by Dean Easterwood in April 2008. He felt the lines of the hearing aid industry were distinctly defined with too wide of a gap separating the retail and clinical approach to serving patients.  More...

It’s time to feel better in the new year

Feeling Stressed? Feeling Pain? Need to start taking care of yourself? This is the year to do it, and Cranial Release and Massage Therapy can set you free from stress and pain.  More...

Natural gas fees fuel lawsuit

Gulf Breeze, Escambia, Pensacola dispute Pensacola Beach franchise

Developer and entrepreneur Philip Napier was delighted when he received confirmation last month that he soon would be receiving natural gas from the City of Gulf Breeze natural gas utility. More...

GBSA, TPSA switch youth baseball alliances

¦ Two parks now part of Gulf Coast Youth Baseball

The Gulf Breeze Sports Association, Tiger Point and several other parks in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties will be play in a new, local affiliation for its All-Star baseball tournaments, starting this year.  Gulf Coast Youth Baseball was recent More...



Island News

Wrecks Roll in tribute to Cooper

The sun peeked out behind the clouds to allow the Krewe of Wrecks parade to roll down Via de Luna Drive on Pensacola Beach. More...

Pensacola Beach may land 200-ft Ferris Wheel

It’s less than half the size of the London Eye, but tall enough to provide a bird’s eye view of Pensacola Beach. More...

Song lyrics can be hard to interpret

The Kale family loves to sing. We sing church songs. We sing radio songs. We sing in the shower and while doing the dishes. We sing in the car and we don’t care if anyone is listening! More...


Bridge replacement tops agenda


The Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) meeting today (Feb. More...

School trespasser damages cruiser, cell

A teenager trespassing on school property got into a fight with four police officers on Tuesday, Feb. 14, injuring one of them and damaging the patrol car and equipment in his jail cell.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/14/2011  Briggs, Donna Hicks, W/F, 50, 1900 block of Truman Drive, Navarre, fugitive from justice.  2/15/2011  More...


Music for ears & eyes

Indoor percussion, winter guard elevate arts to another level

It’s more than a gymnasium filled with drums, cymbals, marimbas, keyboards, guitars and flags. It’s an atmosphere of energy, commitment, determination, teamwork and the quest for a perfect performance.  More...

Eight GBMS students reach county History Fair


The Gulf Breeze Middle School History Fair took place on Thursday, Feb. 16. Students submitted projects that related to the National History Day theme of ‘Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History.’  More...

No argument here: GBHS Debate shines yet again

Team earns state, national berths

Though in existence for only three years, the Gulf Breeze High School Debate team continues to emerge as a regional and national powerhouse in both the Florida Forensic League (FFL) and the National Catholic Forensic League (NCFL), one of the premier More...


Deadline for Rotary’s ‘Citizen of the Year’ nominees is Wednesday

Gulf Breeze residents have the opportunity to nominate one of their neighbors as Citizen of the Year for 2011.  The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club is accepting nominees for that honor through Wedneseday, Feb. More...


Concerns should send prices even higher


Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.57 a gallon Sunday. More...



Full Story

Anti-toll coalition generates momentum

Last week’s meeting of the minds to build support for opposing a potential toll on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge was a major step in the right direction. More...

State Water Act proposed


U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio last week introduced The State Waters Partnership Act, a bill that would force the U.S. More...