June 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

TEAM now ‘Santa Rosa Economic Alliance’

TEAM Santa Rosa, the economic development arm of Santa Rosa County, has a new name. Soon the Web site and stationary and all references to the organization will be under the name Santa Rosa Economic Alliance. More...

City’s Master Plan process continues on June 25-28

The City of Gulf Breeze will host a Planning and Design Workshop for the City’s Master Plan from Monday, June 25, through Thursday, June 28 at City Hall (1070 Shoreline Drive).  More...

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Gulf Coast Friends, Driftwood Club install new slates of officers

On May 10, the newly elected executive board of the Gulf Coast Friends was installed. President Penny Huebsch opened the meeting by thanking her 2011-2012 board.  More...

Good job!

Gulf Breeze Elementary School student Kristen Goodroe, with teacher Catlin Cibula, scored one of only four 6s in Santa Rosa County on the difficult fourth-grade Florida Writes test administered this More...

Free resources available for Alzheimer’s care-givers

Area families now have access to free resources included in a new program designed to help them cope with the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  More...


Classic movies return to the Saenger Theatre

The Saenger Theatre is showcasing a summer jampacked full of classic hit movies and movie musicals shown on the big screen-the way movies were meant to be seen!  Every Saturday night at 7 p.m. More...

Premiere viewing of ‘Florida’s Surfing History’ lands in Pensacola

It's not every day that Pensacola has the opportunity to host a world premiere movie, so the PMA is excited to present "Florida's Surfing History" Part One:The Panhandle.  More...

Blueberry Bash, 5k Run is June 23

Grab your running shoes and blueberry pickin’ baskets and get ready to head out for a day full of great activities for the whole family.  Kicking off the Blueberry Bash at 7 a.m. is a 5K run. More...


GB Elementary Honor Roll revealed

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PBES releases fourth nine weeks Honor Roll

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Oriole Beach Elementary Honor Roll announced

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A Honor Roll  First Grade  More...




Tarsha M. Bechtol, 40, of Pensacola Beach, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.  More...

Calendar of Events


Monday, June 25 Santa Rosa County Commissioner Meeting 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administration Building, Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Tuesday, June 26  More...

Home & Garden

Cultivating growth in butterfly education

The landscape around the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church has been going through a colorful metamorphosis thanks to the Dogwood Garden Club of Gulf Breeze, a federated gardening club of Florida District 1. More...

Pensacola State South Service Center plans open house for Tuesday

Pensacola State College is hosting an open house on Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at its Gulf Breeze campus on Nantahala Beach Road.  More...

Benefit book sale set for Saturday at GBHS

The Gulf Breeze High School SoundWave Band Boosters will hold a fundraiser book sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 23, to benefit recent graduate Mic Bourgeois, who recently suffered severe burns in an accident on May 15.  More...

Air-conditioning upgrade scheduled for GB High

Gulf Breeze High School will be getting some new lockers in the girls physical education area, some lighting for the tennis courts, and some renovations to the band room, including new lockers, in the 2012- 2013 school year.  More...

Rec Center expansion moving along

¦ Work will be completed in phases with final construction to end early in 2013

Despite last week’s heavy rain, the construction and remodeling of the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center on 800 Shoreline Drive is expected to complete on schedule.  More...

Old Burger King goes bye-bye

A backhoe late last week pulls down the walls to the old Burger King restaurant at 310 Gulf Breeze Parkway. The work was necessary to make room for a new Chick-fil-A at the corner of U.S. More...



Island News


Fred Simmons, Homer Jolly turn their birthdays into a party with a purpose ... to benefit kids with autism

With days to go before his 60th birthday, Fred Simmons still resembles a teenager, casually visiting with the patrons at the popular beach bar, Paradise Bar and Grill.  More...

Beach economy ‘amazingly healthy’

Campanella unopposed for SRIA seat

The Santa Rosa Island Authority received a special presentation from Rod Lewis, Ph.D., from the University of West Florida Hass Center for Business Research and Economic Development, on the Pensacola Beach tourism impact in Escambia County. More...

Zac Brown Band will play at DeLuna Fest

Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters and now, the Zac Brown band are listed as headliners for the 2012 DeLuna Fest concert event which is scheduled for September 21-23 on Pensacola Beach.  More...


Night accident sends 3 to area hospitals

Gulf Breeze authorities were awaiting the results of blood tests before possibly issuing a warrant and leveling additional charges against a local resident involved in a violent rear-end motor vehicle collision on U.S. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  6/12/2012  Silver, Steven Ellis, W/M, 22, 2000 block of Government Street, Gulf Breeze, cocaine possession, drug equipment possession.  6/13/2012  More...

Northcliff plant thief strikes twice

Information from Gulf Breeze Police Department

A Northcliff Drive resident reported that thieves removed two mandevilla plants flanking a mailbox after they were planted on June 1. More...


Gulf Breeze teams win Navarre Father’s Day Classic

GBSA 7s, Wave 14s win age groups; GBSA 10s, Wave 12s take second

About two dozen local fathers had a very memorable Father’s Day as the Gulf Breeze Sports Association’s 7-under and the Gulf Breeze Wave 14-under teams won their age group at the NYSA Father’s Day Classic Sunday in Navarre.  Tw More...

Sertoma Club Fishing Rodeo this weekend

What has been a very busy fishing tournament season will continue this weekend with the 22nd annual Gulf Breeze Sertoma Family Fishing Rodeo.  Weighs will be at Shoreline Park from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Cost is $10 per angler. More...

Tourney champs

The GBSA 7-under All-Stars won the NYSA Father’s Day Classic Sunday. More...


As summer arrives, prices way down


Oil prices remained stable last week after hopes of an economic stimulus pulsed through the market. Speculators are optimistic central banks will make decisions to help bail out financially strapped countries. More...

Coker & company are ready to serve you


Clayton Coker knows how to buy and sell antiquities; he proved this as a young entrepreneur who created Antiquarian Traders.  More...


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Who is the SRIA, and what do we do?

The Santa Rosa Island Authority by state statute is the designated custodians of 8½ miles of Pensacola Beach. More...

On the Spot:

What issues should be included in Gulf Breeze’s ‘Master Plan?’

“The 3-mile bridge needs to be constructed to have three more more lanes both ways and include emergency lanes.” Bailey Ward Gulf Breeze More...