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Island News

Back to the drawing board

SRIA grapples with traffic, parking problems after county rejects Master Plan

Members of the Santa Rosa Island Authority are regrouping after the Escambia County Commission refused to endorse plans for major changes on Pensacola Beach. More...

Trolleys begin service May 25

Beach trolleys are scheduled to operate from May 25 to Sept. 3 and the contract calls for service to run seven days a week from 4 p.m. to midnight. More...

‘Spirit of the Island’ planned

Who best represents the spirt of Pensacola Beach? Santa Rosa Island Authority members approved a proposal to spend up to $700 for a Spirit of the Island monument to be placed at the pavilion area. More...

Entertainment

Sidewalk chalk brings color to Pensacola

Get excited for the Second Annual Chalk It Up! Pensacola Sidewalk Art Festival, happening Saturday May 12 at Commendencia Slip in downtown Pensacola on Palafox Street. More...

PMA hosts annual ‘Art in the Park’

The Pensacola Museum of Art will present its 10th annual “Art in the Park,” a two-day arts festival, in downtown's historic Seville Square on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. The event will welcome art lovers from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

First May weekend offers Repticon, Cinco de Mayo fiestas

BEST BETS

Today, May 3Parallel Lives:Kathy and Mo Show7:30 p.m., Pensacola LittleTheatre, 400 S. More...

Sports

Droogsma breaks dad’s record

GBHS junior regional champ in discus, second in shot put; lone Dolphin to qualify for state

Austin Droogsma will miss the first day of spring football practice – but boy, does he have a great excuse. Droogsma won the Region 1-3A championship and took second in the shot put April 25 at the University of North Florida. More...

Baseball season ends

West Fla. avenges two regular season losses, beats GBHS in district semifinal

Cleaning up the field after a game and prepping it before games may usually be a drag for Dolphin baseball team, but Thursday’s prep was painful. It was painful because it was for a game they weren’t playing in. More...

Tickets still available for GBHS Spring Night at tonight’s Blue Wahoos game

A night two months in the works finally takes place tonight at the Community Maritime Park. Tonight’s Pensacola Blue Wahoos game with the Jackson Generals is also Gulf Breeze High School Spirit Night. More...

Home & Garden

Not into oysters? What you waitin’ on?

Oysters. You either love ’em or you … I can’t even say it. Surely you love ’em! Oysters are the quintessential seafood. They even taste like the ocean. More...

Pensacola Pools has come a long way from its 1976 inception

Pensacola Pools has come a long way from its 1976 beginning. More...

Spring clean your small business technology

(ARA) - For small businesses, technology is like the windows in a home. More...

Members try to save Club

¦ $2.5 million needed to purchase facility, plus operating expenses

The Club in Gulf Breeze may get a second life after all. Currently it is slated to be shut down May 9 by the California bank that foreclosed on it at the end of last year. More...

GBHS Career Academy already churning out entrepreneurs

¦ Multimedia Design & Technology program rated No. 1 in county

When the Santa Rosa County School District launched its first learning academies four years ago, the idea was to equip students with specific knowledge and hands-on experience that could be parlayed into post-education careers. More...

 

Community

Gulf Breeze native receives UNF’s Fall Senior Service Award

BRIEFS

Gulf Breeze native Sophie Shows was selected by the University of North Florida Alumni Association as the recipient of the Senior Service Award for the Fall 2011 graduating class. More...

Ex-GBHS teacher Saunders resigns as Southern Miss president

Dr. Martha Saunders, president of The University of Southern Mississippi and a former faculty member at Gulf Breeze High School, announced her resignation effective June 30. More...

Marines lend mentorship, support, motivation to ball team

MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

It’s not hard to find the field where the Gulf Breeze U12 boys’ baseball team Elite is playing. All you have to do is follow the loudest cheers or ask someone which way the group of Marines went. More...

News

CDAC informs public about underage drinking

Gulf Breeze parents heard some sobering statistics regarding underage drinking during an April 23 presentation at Gulf Breeze Middle School sponsored by the Community Drug and Alcohol Council (CDAC). More...

Rx drive nets 200 lbs. of meds Saturday

During the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Drug Take Back on Saturday at the Gulf Breeze Police Department (GBPD), 200 pounds of prescription medications were collected for destruction. More...

Letter carriers to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’

PUBLIC SERVICE

On Saturday, May 12, Santa Rosa and Escambia County letter carriers will again join forces to Stamp Out Hunger in our community, providing assistance to the thousands of area citizens who are struggling to put food on their tables every day. More...

School

OBE Odyssey team advances to Worlds

BRIEFS

The Oriole Beach Elementary Odyssey of the Mind team had another success April 14 in Orlando at the annual Florida OOtM competition. More...

2012 GBHS FINE ARTS FESTIVAL STUDENT ART SHOW

Drawing Black & White: 1. Hayden Davis; 2. Shannon Kehoe; 3. Samantha Burleigh; HM. Christin Campbell, Lauren Caudill, Hayden Davis (2), Caroline Ennis. Drawing Color: 1. Erica Fitzgerald; 2. Bethanie Lee; 3. Blake Randall; HM. More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Today, May 3SRC North End Tourist Development Committee8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce, 5247Steward Street, MiltonMonday, May 7Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze CityHall, Council Chambers, 1070 More...

Business

Pump prices continue to plummet

GAS WATCH

Pensacola, April 30- Average retail gasoline prices in Pensacola have fallen 7.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.67/g yesterday. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Task Force to study ‘Stand Your Ground’ law

Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll and I recently announced the members of the Task Force on Citizen Safety and Protection in the wake of the February death of Sanford teenager Trayvon Martin. Carroll will chair the task force along with vice chair Rev. R. More...

Life’s lessons your mother tried to teach you

Moms have a unique ability to impart essential wisdom. Unfortunately, most of us were too young to really appreciate their value. Mother’s Day is a great time to review the following advice you got when you were a kid. More...