April 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Santa Rosan captures Masters green jacket in playoff

“I never got this far in my dreams.” Those were the words of 2012 Masters champion Bubba Watson, the Bagdad and Santa Rosa County native, minutes after reaching golf’s pinnacle late Sunday afternoon with a dramatic two-hole playoff More...

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Community

The Eagle has landed

Paxton Lyons (center), son of Pat and Terrie Lyons, was awarded his Eagle Scout medal on March 27. He is a member of Troop 11, chartered by Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. More...

Underage drinking prevention meetings offer important info

BRIEFS

Santa Rosa County is one of hundreds of communities nationwide that are holding Underage Drinking Prevention Community Meetings this month. More...

Free service available for smart and safe digging

Spring is here, which means the yard work season has officially begun. Before you pick up that shovel, Gulf Power Company reminds you to dig safely. More...

Entertainment

Enjoy a celebration of history, beauty and culture

Experience the holistic worldview of the Lakota Sioux through captivating dance, music and storytelling set against a backdrop of spectacular video imagery. More...

FUN BRIEFS

St. Mary Crawfish and Bluegrass Extravaganza More...

Slow it down this weekend — enjoy Jazz and Reggae Fests

BEST BETS

Today, April 12 Pensacola State College JazzEnsemble with Tate High7:30-8:30 p.m., Pensacola StateCollege, Ashmore Fine ArtsAuditorium More...

School

GBHS School Advisory Council invites public to get involved

BRIEFS

The Gulf Breeze High School Advisory Council (SAC) is seeking parent and community members for next school year. More...

‘Nick is part of the family’

GBHS senior Delgado unselfishly supports Dolphin athletes

The end of the school year is nearing. High school seniors all over the country are winding down their studies and gearing up for the rest of their lives. Some seniors will enter the workforce, others will embrace higher learning. More...

Key Club helps donate dictionaries

SERVICE

Close to 800 dictionaries were distributed free to 12 area elementary schools as part of an initiative undertaken by the Gulf Breeze Key Club to help improve third-grade students’ writing, reading and critical thinking skills. More...

Obituaries

ROBERT McCARTHY

1956-2012

Robert Michael McCarthy, 55, of Pensacola passed away suddenly Tuesday, April 3, 2012 while visiting his family in Colorado Springs, Colo. McCarthy was born June 3, 1956 in Buffalo, N.Y. to Katherine and Jack McCarthy. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Today, April 12SRC Commissioner Meeting 9 a.m., SRC AdministrationBuilding Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, MiltonSRC Zoning Board Meeting 6 p.m., Board ofCounty Commissioners Meeting Room, 6495Caroline Street, MiltonMonday, April 16Gulf Breeze City More...

Home & Garden

Montgomery Realtors announces new headquarters

¦ Family-owned business has legacy of excellence in service, innovation

Continuing its legacy of inspired development, Montgomery Realtors opened its new headquarters in the heart of Aragon Subdivision. More...

You can make business productivity blossom this spring

(ARA) - Every year, we tackle spring cleaning at home. Why not do the same at work? Most of us grapple with overflowing email inboxes, PC desktops stuffed with random files and servers brimming with old data. More...

Experts predict smartphones to overtake personal computers in 2012

(ARA) - Smartphones are steadily becoming commonplace devices for everyone from professionals to busy moms. More...

Lull in bridge activity belies progress

Transportation council calls for complete study, second bridge

There seems to be nothing new being announced pertaining to the Three Mile Bridge replacement project. More...

‘Purple Palooza’ planned

April 27-28

The Gulf Breeze Relay For Life challenges the businesses of Gulf Breeze to see who can “purple it up” for the upcoming Relay For Life. More...

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Island News

Pensacola Beach hosts its first Relay for Life event Friday

¦ 25 teams are registered to raise money, beat cancer at Gulfside Pavilion

The inaugural Pensacola Beach Relay for Life begins Friday, April 13 at 6 p.m. and continues until noon on Saturday, April 14. The 18-hour event, the first Relay For Life on Pensacola Beach, will take place at the Gulfside Pavilion. More...

NPS slows drivers to protect nesting shore birds

Each year, beginning in mid- March and ending in late summer, the National park hosts several species of ground nesting shorebirds such as least terns, snowy and Wilson’s plovers, and black skimmers. More...

Pensacola Beach oil spill recovery continues

The numbers of vehicles crossing through the toll booth onto Pensacola Beach are an indication that recovery from the 2010 oil spill is underway. More...

News

Pair of fatalities mar Easter weekend

Navarre man, 18, dies in GB Parkway wreck A Navarre man was killed early Saturday morning when his car left Gulf Breeze Parkway and struck two cement poles at Kelton Boulevard. More...

Garcon Bridge name change?

‘Gulf Breeze Expressway’ one possibility suggested

Changing the name of Garcon Point Bridge to something that would include the term “Gulf Breeze” was recommended to the Santa Rosa County Commissioners on Monday. More...

Autism Spring Picnic is Saturday

The Autism Pensacola Spring Picnic is scheduled for Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bagdad Recreation Facility, 4951 School Street in Milton. More...

Sports

GBHS tennis teams runners up at district

Barnhill, Gray state bound in doubles

The Gulf Breeze High tennis teams both qualified for regional tournament play for the fifth straight year this week, but it’s the first time in that stretch that they won’t be doing so as district champions. More...

Boys track team third at Andrews Invitational

Lady Dolphins sixth

The GBHS boys track team took third out of 17 teams at the Andrews Invitational Thursday at Dolphin Stadium. The Dolphins finished with 68 points, behind only Choctaw (86) and Fort Walton Beach (84). More...

And the pitch...

Pensacola Blue Wahoos pitcher Pedro Villareal throws a strike during the Blue Wahoos’ 3-1 win over the Montgomery Biscuits Thursday – the first pitch thrown at the new Community Maritime More...

Business

Prices steadily inching toward $4 gallon

GAS WATCH

Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola rose 3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85 Sunday. This compared with the national average that increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.91, according to PensacolaGasPrices.com. More...

Economic pipeline process

Companies like idea of possible incentives created by BP fine monies

Dr. More...

Navarre Chamber getting a new director

Bill Arnett, Navarre Chamber’s Executive Director, is stepping down from his post. He is leaving to take a job closer to his home in Freeport. “Bill did a helluva job,” John Hayes, chairman of the board of the Navarre Chamber said. More...

Opinion

Cartoon

Full Story

Job Creation/Economic Agenda looking up

Last October, while visiting Metal Essence, a precision metals and plastics fabricator in Orlando, I called on the Florida Legislature to pass my 2012 Job Creation and Economic Growth Agenda. More...

Road to Democratic Convention begins in Milton

LETTERS

Florida will send 300 delegates to the Sept. 2 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., to officially select the Democratic nominees for President and Vice President. More...