April 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Council debate ends in impasse

¦ Fitch, DeMotts top nominees for Morris’ empty Seat A

The silence coming from the vacant councilman seat at the Gulf Breeze City Council Meeting on April 2 spoke just as loud and eloquently as the attending members.  More...

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Tiger Scouts visit Gulf Breeze News

Members of Gulf Breeze Tiger Scouts Pack 11, Den 14 visited Gulf Breeze News on March 28 and learned about the role of newspapers and their importance. More...

6 Gulf grouper species fair game for recreational anglers

Several species of Gulf of Mexico grouper are back on the list of fish recreational anglers in state waters can now take home for dinner.  More...

Swenson Park stages annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday


The Swenson Park Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1-10 years old will be held Saturday, April 7 at 10 a.m.  Swenson Park is located on Circle Drive off Bay Street in the Santa Rosa Shores community of Gulf Breeze.  More...


Calling all baskets — get ready for the hunt

Saturday, April 7 Easter Egg Hunt Locations Easter Egg Hunt atSwenson ParkAges 1-10 yrs.10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.,Swenson Park, 1076Circle Lane off BayStreet, Oriole Beach850.932.2914 More...

Snap your fingers for Pensacola JazzFest

Pensacola JazzFest 2012 will be held from 10 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday–Sunday, April 14-15 in Seville Square, a beautiful park located in the center of historic downtown Pensacola. More...

The Bohemian Dining Society’s ‘A night in the South Pacific’

Get out your loudest Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, and hula skirts and join the fun for "A Night in the South Pacific", Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the Navarre Best Western's Outdoor Pavilion.  More...


Kids Unlimited Summer Camp

GBHS students collaborate to enrich lives of underpriveleged

Sara Papantonio and Mollie Johnson need some help with a summer project that is aimed at enriching the lives of underprivileged children.  The Gulf Breeze High School students are looking for scholarship sponsors for the Kids Unlimited Summer Ca More...

GBHS teacher Cundiff receives $1,000 grant

Susan Cundiff, a Physics and Chemistry teacher at Gulf Breeze High School, received a $1,000 Science Teaching Tools Award grant from the Blue Angels Pensacola Chapter of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).  More...

4 GB teachers in running for Rookie of Year

Four Gulf Breeze-area teachers are among 31 educators nominated for the Santa Rosa Education Foundation’s Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award.  More...


Momentum Church plans ‘The Hunt,’ Easter service

Momentum Church will be hosting its first annual Easter egg hunt Saturday at Sunset Kids Park in Gulf Breeze. Children birth to fifth grade and their families are encouraged to attend this new event filled with fun and excitement for everyone. More...




Agnes G. Kostic, 84, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2012.  Born April 22, 1927, she was a loving and giving mother of eight children, grandmother of nine grandchildren. More...



Lonnie Patrick Murphy Sr., 83, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Sunday, March 25, 2012.  Murphy was born Feb. 8, 1929.  More...



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5th Rotary Gumbo Cook-off a home-run hit

The Gulf Breeze Rotary Club’s annual Gumbo Cook-off always has been one of my favorite annual events, but this year’s event at South Shoreline Park elevated it to an entirely new stratosphere!  More...

Reader offers U.S. 98 safety suggestions


There would be far fewer accidents and deaths on U.S. Highway 98 if drivers stayed in their lanes. At all times of any day, I follow drivers that constantly drift onto the shoulder or ride the line. More...

Consultant: Enhanced lighting needed on 98

United Peninsula Association members last week were among the first to hear the latest draft recommendations to the US 98 Corridor Management Plan (CMP), which has taken on new urgency since the recent fatalities along the busy highway.  More...

Landfair arranges Blue Angels flyover for Wahoos’ opener

¦ Gulf Breeze High Honor Guard to present colors before 1st game

Thanks to Gulf Breeze City Councilman David G. Landfair, the famed Blue Angels U.S. More...



Island News

‘Soundside Splendor’ is a party with a purpose

Event raises funds for Children’s Home Society

Portofino Island Resort will be packed poolside on April 15 from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m.for 'A Sunday of Soundside Splendor' – but tickets are still available.  More...

Tourists fuel 14% increase on Pensacola Beach

A report that revenues are up  14.5 percent at  Pensacola Beach was the highlight of a series of Santa Rosa Island Authority committee meetings on March 28.  Dottie Ford, director of finance for the board, said she was glad to see that More...

When is Easter, anyway?

This Sunday is Easter. The stores are selling chocolate rabbits and marshmallow birds. Jelly, Cadbury eggs, and rainbow colored plastic grasses are selling like crazy. More...


Area parking plentiful for Wahoos games

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos remind the public that there are thousands of parking spaces within a 10-minute walk of the Community Maritime Park. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  3/27/2012  Barnett, Ronald Bruce, W/M, 51, 1200 block of Summit Lane, Gulf Breeze, nonmoving traffic violation.  More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending April 1, Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue was called for 12 emergencies. More...


GBSA lacrosse goes 3-0 in finals at Dolphin Stadium

Middle school boys; high school boys and girls win fourth annual Emerald Coast Beach Blast

The Gulf Breeze Sports Association’s lacrosse program won three championship matches in what they hope will be their future home, at Dolphin Stadium Sunday, in the fourth annual Emerald Coast Lacrosse Blast.  More...

Blue Wahoos’ opener brings back memories

No matter how old you your birth certificate may say, there’s something about a baseball stadium that turns everyone into a little kid.  About 5,000 local baseball fans can get that feeling tonight when the Pensacola Blue Wahoos open its i More...

GBSA U-10 team wins inaugural rec tourney

Team Keigley rallied from a 7- 1 deficit to beat Team Jowers 11- 8 in a battle of GBSA teams in the final of the 10-under division at the inaugural Gulf Coast Youth Baseball Preseason Tournament.  Sebastien Sanfeliz and Ethan Nichols both had tw More...

Calendar of Events


Thursday, April 5 Santa Rosa County North End Tourist Development Committee 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce, 5247 Stewart Street, Milton Santa Rosa County Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation Meeting 7:&nbs More...


$4 gas could become reality this month


Retail gas prices continue to increase as we enter the summer driving season and, despite a lag in consumer fuel demand and a rise in U.S. More...

Home & Garden

Ham it up

for Easter entertaining

(ARA) - Spring is in the air, and so is the aroma of delicious home-cooked meals prepared for family and friends. To keep dishes interesting and to serve something to please a crowd, you'll need just the right recipe and ingredients. More...

Unique Cafe offers great food with a stunning view

One of the best places to eat in Gulf Breeze is also the best place to have Easter brunch. More...

‘Easter Egg’ eggplant, a fun variety that will amaze kids

High in fiber, low in calories and cholesterol free, the eggplant is a great edible to add to the summer garden. Although we think of eggplant as a vegetable, botanically it is a fruit.  More...