April 19, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

‘Dine Out For Relay’ next week

April 27-28

Several Gulf Breezearea restaurants are participating in this year’s Dine Out For Relay fundraising effort for the American Cancer Society.  More...

Sculpture to be unveiled Tuesday evening; trolley service planned

It's part of the city's continuing 50th anniversary celebration

   On Tuesday, April 24, the City of Gulf Breeze will launch a much-anticipated public art program with the unveiling of its first permanent sculpture at Wayside Park at the foot of Three Mile Bridg More...

Special Sections



Council postpones filling empty Seat A again

Issue will be considered on April 23

Council postpones filling empty Seat A again     By Keely McKissack  Gulf Breeze News  More...

Chick-fil-A granted parking variance

¦ Firehouse Subs owners fear customers won’t be able to park

Plans for building a Chick- Fil-A in the Gulf Breeze Shopping Center officially will move forward after the Gulf Breeze City Council passed a parking variance at its Wednesday, April 11 meeting. More...

Illinois company holds precious metals event

A gold and silver event is under way at the Quality Inn at 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway and will run through Sunday. More...


BonfireJam could result in local amphitheater

The Bonf ireJam Pensacola Beach is much more than just a concert, although it is bringing A-list acts to a breathtakingly beautiful outdoor venue for less than $40 per ticket.  More...


Choral Society of Pensacola presents ‘Treats, Tunes and Treasures’   More...

More festivals and outdoor fun as April blooms


Today, April 19Pensacola StateCollege Choirs Concert7:30-9:30 p.m., Pensacola StateCollege, Ashmore Fine ArtsAuditoriumBlue Wahoos Baseball7 p.m., CommunityMaritime Park, W. More...


GBMS’ releases third Honor Roll

Mr. Richard Cobb, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Middle School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the third Nine Weeks of the 2011-12 school year. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School reveals third nine week Honor Roll

Mr. Warren Stevens, principal and the faculty and staff at Gulf Breeze Elementary School wishes to congratulate the following students on achieving the A or A/B Honor Roll for the third Nine Weeks of the 2011-12 school year. More...

Woodlawn Beach reveals third nine week Honor Roll

Mr. Victor Lowrimore, Principal, Mr. Will Nowling, Assistant Principal, and the Woodlawn Beach Middle Staff congratulate the following students:  Editorial Note The following is just the sixth and seventh graders. More...

Calendar of Events


Monday, April 23 SRC Commissioner Committee 9 a.m., Santa Rosa Administration Building Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Gulf Breeze City Council Meeting 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers, 1070 Shoreli More...


Pump prices seem to have leveled off


The national average for regular retail gasoline remains stable for the fourth consecutive day at $3.90 a gallon, 2 cents less than last week.  More...

Home & Garden

Business expansion marries love of water with successful business plan

GraniteWorx and BoardWorx:

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but invention is proving to be the mother of expanded success for Bill and Laura Baker.  More...

NWF job creation funds spared Gov. Scott’s veto pen

Key budget priorities important to Northwest Florida were spared Governor Scott’s veto pen Tuesday. More...

Esmond passionate about his pool and spa business, Veterans’ Affairs and protecting mother nature

Mike Esmond, owner of the Gulf Breeze Pools and Spa has been in the news a lot lately. More...

FDOT OKs new U.S. 98 traffic light

Intersection with Country Club Road, Greenbriar Parkway targeted

A new traffic signal will be installed on U.S. Highway 98 at the intersection of Country Club Road and Greenbriar Parkway east of Gulf Breeze in an effort to improve motorist and pedestrian safety in the area.  More...

California bank pulls plug; The Club set to close doors May 8

The Club in Gulf Breeze/Tiger Point will close May 8.  Chuck Emling, founder and manager of The Club, said he found that out last Thursday night.  More...

Hospitals, schools cope with sudden, 4-hour power outage

¦ Last Thursday’s electrical disruption initially plunged thousands into darkness

Surgeons at Gulf Breeze Hospital and The Andrews Institute were able to complete operations already in progress, and classes continued as scheduled at darkened Gulf Breeze schools during a widespread four-hour power outage on Thursday, April 12.  More...



Island News

SRIA: Boardwalk booze ban up to master leaseholder

A reality check, in the form of an alcohol ban, could be coming for Portofino Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach.  More...

Relay for life brings out community

The atmosp here was like an old-fashioned carnival, with booths selling everything from slices of pizza and wristbands to chances to play games and win prizes.  It wasn’t a carnival but a chance to come out and show support for the America More...

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters to headline DeLuna Fest

The wait is over to learn who will headline DeLuna Fest’s third annual beach concert. More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  4/10/2012  Demott, Jeremy Adam, W/M, 20, 5900 block of Congress Street, Gulf Breeze, 5 cts. of burglary, 3 cts. of larceny.  4/11/2012  More...

Meth-making equipment found

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department & Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office

Gulf Breeze Police officers responded to a report on April 12 that narcotics manufacturing equipment, consistent with that used to manufacture crystal methamphetamine, was found in an alley between the Gulf Coast Inn and Waffle House. More...

Emergency Reports

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

GB Fire & Rescue   For the week ending April 15, Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue was called for 14 emergencies. More...


Softball looks for 4-peat

GBHS played Arnold Tuesday in district semis

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin softball team will hope to win its fourth straight district title tonight in Panama City. More...

End of the line

Allen Wang serves during a recent Dolphin tennis match. More...

Spring sports enter the home stretch

The spring sports season at Gulf Breeze High is winding down the next couple of weeks – but hopefully a couple of teams can do some damage in the postseason.  More...


Signs that your aging relative might need assistance

News from The Villas at Gulf Breeze

As our parents age, we all begin to worry about their health and safety, especially in these times when families are growing apart geographically. Many of us are unable to physically participate in our parent’s lives on a day-to-day basis. More...



Full Story

Safety improvements on U.S. 98 on the way

I hope everyone is having a wonderful spring! More...

Sculpture to be unveiled Tuesday, April 24

Trolley service to be provided from churches

A 17-foot-tall lighted sculpture soon will greet motorists as they cross the Pensacola Bay Bridge into Gulf Breeze, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary with displays of public art meant to stir thought and emotion. More...