May 31, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Politicians poised for ’12 election races

Next Friday is deadline for qualifying

Memorial Day has passed, and Friday marks the start of hurricane season.  While Santa Rosans’ eyes will be watching the tropics during the approaching summer months, another “storm season” is sure to command a lot of attention. More...


CMSgt. Frank Bailey from Hurlburt Field talks during the Navarre Memorial Day observance about remembering the brave men and women who have died in More...

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Late Wells would be proud of event’s growth


Matt Collins . . . Ryan Hall . . . Nick Whitlock . . . Justin Wilkens . . . J. D. Loftiss . . . Julian Scolten – those were the six Navarre men lost in battle in Iraq and Afghanistan over the past year. More...

Commercial natural gas deposit lowered to $100

The Gulf Breeze City Council was slated to discuss and plan a schedule for the natural gas commercial deposit policy at the Wednesday, May 30 Executive Session. More...

Community Difference Maker

Baptist Healthcare LifeFlight

On May 14 Baptist LifeFlight celebrated the 35th anniversary of the first patient flight. More...


Alberto, Beryl get quick jump on storm season

For a year that some experts are predicting will be a typical to slightly less-active Atlantic Hurricane Season, 2012 has gotten off to an auspicious start.  Two tropical storms – Alberto on May 19 and Beryl (landfall early Monday morning More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office Report

Information provided by the Santa Rosa County Sheriffs Office.

Felonies  5/22/2012  Beale, Steven Ridgeway, W/M, 48, 3000 block of Wind Meadow Drive, Gulf Breeze, fraud.  Osborne, Stephen Michael, W/M, 46, 5600 block of Charter Circle, Gulf Breeze, fraud.  More...

Toddler rescued from pool

Gulf Breeze Police Report

A child was rescued from a backyard pool. Police say a toddler fell into a pool on North Sunset Drive on Sunday, May 27 at 7:19. He was discovered floating face down but the lifeguard who pulled him from the water was able to resuscitate him. More...


GBHS Class of 2012 earns more than $12 million in scholarship monies

The GBHS Class of 2012 was recognized at its Senior Awards Night Thursday at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. More...

GBHS 2012 Hall of Fame inductees

Front, from left: Alex Meade, Taylor Pacenta, Richelle Czeck, Allison Carter, Justine Grace and Shane Halpin. More...

Gulf Breeze High School graduation Saturday

A total of 360 young men and women will comprise the 41st graduating class of Gulf Breeze High School when they earn their diplomas Saturday at the Pensacola Civic Center. The Class of 2011 is comprised of:   More...




Roy Andrews, 78, of Gulf Breeze, passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.  More...



Juanita Badillo Guzman Farrens, 93, of New Orleans, passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.  More...



Bernard Michael “Mike” Hart, 68, of Gulf Breeze, passed away suddenly at home on Sunday, May 20, 2012.  More...


Fairways to Freedom golf tournament

Team Air Force at the Fairways to Freedom Cup tournament included, from left, Sr. Airman Oliver Rhudy, Lt. Col. John Eubanks, Maj. Steve Whisler, and SSgt. Alvin Rabideau. More...

Memorial Day flags at Barrancas Cemetery

South Santa Rosa County Cub Scouts placed flags by each gravestone at Barrancas National Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. More...

Year of progress marks Chamber’s rebranding

Recently, the Greater Pensacola Chamber announced the launch of our new name and brand. More...

Dolphin athletes smartest in state’s Class 5A schools

Gulf Breeze High School’s athletic program ranked No. 1 in Florida among Class 5A schools in the FHSAA Academic Team recognition program that honors teamwork not only in competition but in the classroom as well.  More...

Students give $400+ for shrine

Donations come during Memorial Day assembly

Gulf Breeze High School students donated more than $400 Friday during an impromptu fundraising effort to help pay for the planned Marine Aviation Marine Memorial Bell Tower at Pensacola’s Veterans Memorial Park.  More...

Suspect in GB Hospital fraud case apprehended

A man pretending to be someone else left Gulf Breeze Hospital owing $56,467, according to Gulf Breeze Police.  The man checked in on May 7 complaining of stroke symptoms. He remained in the hospital until May 11.  More...

Friday marks Day 1 of ’12 Atlantic Hurricane Season

This is Hurricane Preparedness Week in Florida, and the state’s residents are being urged to take the necessary measures this week to prepare for the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season that begins Friday.  More...



Island News

SRIA sticks with advertising agency

After hearing present ations from finalists seeking to manage the Santa Rosa Island Authority’s advertising budget, board members voted to retain the services of E.W. Bullock and Associates.  More...

Memorial holiday brings more visitors

Beautiful weather brought thousands to Pensacola Beach over the Memorial Day weekend, and toll figures show that approximately 7,000 more visitors came over 2011. More...

DeLuna’s landing is Saturday

The annual celebration of Pensacola’s rich history continues this week with DeLuna making his landing on Pensacola Beach on Saturday.  More...


IMAX film ‘Rescue’ anchors museum’s Emergency Expo

‘Rescue,’ an emotional documentary plunging viewers into the life-or-death struggle to save lives in the wake of the massive 2010 Haitian earthquake, will premiere Friday, June 1 at the IMAX Naval Aviation Memorial Theatre at the National More...

Mosaics with texture, movement: a talk with Gila Rayberg

On Tuesday, June 5, Gila Rayberg will speak at the Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. meeting in the Gulf Breeze Library at 7 p.m. about her mosaics. More...

Boost your week with a fun Jazz Jam Session

The monthly Jazz Jam Session, presented by the Jazz Society of Pensacola, will be held on Monday, June 4, at the Unique Café, 51 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  More...


GBHS smartest school in state

Baseball, boys track give school eight academic state champs for 2011-12 year

Gulf Breeze High School athletics had a banner season on the gridiron, court and mat, as well as other surfaces. More...

Seniors to continue athletic careers

deKozan to play football at Rhodes, Linton v’ball at PSC, White and President hoops at LaGrange

The Class of 2012 will walk down the aisle Saturday, but not before four of them agreed to continue their athletic careers.  Mitchell deKozan will play football at Division III Rhodes College in Memphis, Taylor Linton will play volleyball at Pen More...

Class of 2012 more like ‘family’ of 2012

Several members of the Dolphin football and basketball team were assembled in the Media Center Friday for their teammate Mitchell deKozan’s signing to play football for Rhodes College.  Usually, a coach will speak about the individual that More...


Pump prices fall 5 cents in past week


The continued decrease in retail gas prices helped make this year’s unofficial start to the summer travel season much more affordable for motorists. More...

Home & Garden

Summer in a bowl: It’s time to start makin’ homemade ice cream!

Oh, the joys of summer! The kids are almost out of school. Fresh fruit is blooming. Picnics and barbecues fill the calendar. Sweet tea and lemonade are guests at every table. There are many simple pleasures of summer. More...

100 years to treasure, a treasure to the world

Gulf Breeze resident Martha Fredrickson turns 100

Born May 28, 1912 in Tonasket, Washington, Martha Fredrickson celebrated her 100th birthday on Memorial Day. More than 20 friends and neighbors of Fredrickson threw a surprise party for her last Friday hosted by Linda Rowe.  More...

Out to Africa

Local man to serve Peace Corps in Cameroon, Africa

Like the old John  Denver song, Jacob  Pace has his bags packed, he's ready to go cause he's leaving on a jet plane.  More...