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Community Difference Maker

LINDA REGISTER

"Nothing about Linda Register is ordinary," says long-time friend and co-worker Sandra Brubaker. Linda is a Community Difference Maker. Linda has touched countless lives in her 27 years of teaching kindergarten at Gulf Breeze Elementary. More...

‘Yes We Can’ donates fruit to area food pantries

A Gulf Breeze woman has spearheaded the volunteer group Yes We Can; a group of people of all ages that donate their hands and free time to picking fruit off of fruit trees that may otherwise have gone to waste, and gives that fruit to area food pantr More...

Special Olympics athletes return from competition

Special Olympics Escambia /Santa Rosa announced the successful return of its athletes from the State Fall Classic Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports in Orlando, FL held Nov. 16 and 17. More...

News

Traffic accident on Eglin Pkwy. hurts 2

Accident involves Mary Esther resident

A Mary Esther woman was treated for minor injuries after her car was struck by a Ft. More...

Man charged with warrant after road rage traffic stop

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

A passenger in a car stopped for a road rage incident ended up arrested when data showed there was an out-of-county warrant. The incident occurred Wednesday, Nov. 28.  On Friday, Nov. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 11/27/2012 Anderson, Corey Ward, 21, W/m, 8000 block of Racing Lane, Navarre, burglary of a dwelling unarmed, larceny and drug possession Merchant III, Harold Mitchell,  More...

Sports

Lady Dolphin soccer team pounds PHS

Edlund scores four in 6-1 win

Kiersten Edlund wasn’t even a Lady Dolphin last year when her team was beaten by PHS in the district semifinal, snapping GBHS’ two-decade year long postseason streak.  But the freshman did more than her part on Friday, scoring four g More...

Boys basketball wins three in four days

Football players score all 13 in fourth in win at West Florida

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team came back from the Thanksgiving break with three wins in a four-day span last week.  More...

Baldwin makes key catch in Seahawks’ OT win

The Seattle Seahawks propelled themselves into the NFC playoff picture Sunday and Doug Baldwin was a big reason why.  The 2007 Gulf Breeze High graduate caught a season-high four passes for 46 yards as Seattle went into Chicago and beat the Bear More...

Business

New businesses open doors

Fairpoint Connection Art, jewelry and gifts await at the new Fairpoint Connection in Harbourtown Unit 25. More...

Carlan named new president of Sacred Heart Foundation

Carol Carlan, a successful Pensacola business executive and long-time community leader, has been selected as the next president of the Sacred Heart Foundation.  Starting December 29, Carol will succeed Dr. More...

Goldsmith receives Certified Negotiation Expert designation

Karen Goldsmith with Montgomery Realtors has been awarded the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE®) designation by the Real Estate Negotiation Institute (RENI).  The CNE® is earned by real estate professionals after successfully completing formal More...

Aldrin, Glenn at Apollo gala

Salute to Apollo program is Dec. 15 at NAS

A handful of astronaut celebrities will be making their way to the Pensacola area on Dec. 15, including Buzz Aldrin, the second person ever to walk on the moon and John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth and oldest man to fly in space. More...

ECUA to upgrade beach water tank

The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority announced on Nov. More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA gives thumbs up to no-leash dog park

Pensacola Beach may soon see dogs playing legally on one section of the beach. More...

Christmas trees are a lot like us

This has got to be the best Summer weather we have ever had for Christmas. Highs in the 70’s and lows in the 60’s. My grass is still green, for goodness sake! More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Lighthouse decked out for holiday season

The Pensacola Lighthouse is a beautiful asset for our community, but is never more beautiful than when it is decked out for the holiday season. More...

Enjoy Pensacola Beach holiday happenings

The Pensacola Beach Christmas parade is one of our area’s favorite family events. More...

Gulf Breeze schools announce winter concert schedule

The Gulf Breeze school bands and choirs are wrapping up a busy semester with holiday performances during the first few weeks of December. The performances are free and open to the public. More...

School

GBE student’s art honored at Saenger

Bailey Bouk from Gulf Breeze Elementary School had a reason to smile when her artwork was projected above the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra during a live performance of the Olympic Fanfare.  More...

GB Elementary Honor Roll announced

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 first Nine Weeks of the 2012 - 2013 school year. More...

Soundwave band offers free concert, gift wrapping

The Gulf Breeze High School Soundwave Band has a few things to offer the community in December including several holiday performances.  The Soundwave Band & Chorus will be coming together to provide a free holiday performance on Monday, Dec. More...

Obituaries

Sharon Sue Pearson-Willie

Sharon Sue Pearson- Willie, 62, Ret. ISN CPO of Gulf Breeze Passed away on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012.  Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 6 North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Chamber Conference Room  More...

Home & Garden

ProClinic expands to Gulf Breeze

No doctor? No health insurance? High deductible? No problem!

ProClinic offers family healthcare at affordable prices, and expanded to Gulf Breeze last week. Their newest office is located at 1157 Gulf Breeze Parkway, next to Office Depot.  More...

NEVER FORGOTTEN:

Local survivors portrayed in documentary on Pearl Harbor

Many World  War II veterans will never forget where they were on Dec. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Health advocates to feds: Florida waited too long

Because Florida leaders have stalled implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for the last 2 ½ years, health advocates and consumers have concerns about the quality of the required health insurance exchange as well as the level of consumer inp More...

League applauds Gaetz’ ethical proposal

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

The League of Women Voters of Florida has sent the following letter to Senate President Don Gaetz in response to his leadership on ethics and election reform:  Dear President Gaetz:  The League of Women Voters of Florida applauds the Senate More...