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Let the bead, Moon Pie throwing begin!

The Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade and the Kids and Kritters Parade helped kick off the Mardi Gras season on the Gulf Coast on February 2 bringing out hundreds of paradegoers.  This Friday, Pensacola will begin its Mardi Gras parade festivitie More...

Boy Scouts Troop 11 to host spaghetti dinner

Boy Scout Troop 11 is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church on February 15 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. More...

Board congratulates athletic teams

Santa Rosa County's School Board last week congratulated three Gulf Breeze High athletic teams who were named as first place academic teams for the entire state of Florida. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola Opera presents an evening of Menotti and 20th century arias

The Pensacola Opera’s Artists in Residence presents a special performance of Menotti’s one-act opera, “The Telephone” and other contemporary 20th century arias and duets on Friday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. More...

Rotolo’s to begin live entertainment this week

Rotolo’s Pizzeria is bringing regularly scheduled live entertainment to its Gulf Breeze location.  The live entertainment will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 12 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. More...

Indulge in Grand Marlin’s special Valentine’s Day menu

Fall in love with Chef Gregg’s a la carte Valentine creations at Grand Marlin on February 14, 15 and 16.  Enjoy a five-course meal starting with shrimp scallop ceviche with cucumber and citrus, Gulf Coast oyster stew with Old Bay Crackers, More...

School

GBES second nine week Honor Roll revealed

Mr. Warren Stevens, Principal, Mrs. McChesney, Assistant Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the second nineweeks Honor Roll:  A Honor Roll  Second Grade  More...

Gulf Breeze High School releases second nine week Honor Roll

Mr. Jason W. More...

GBES gets new playground for 2013

Gulf Breeze Elementary held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their new playground.  Mr. More...

Obituaries

Kathleen D. Comstock

Kathleen D. Comstock, 87, of Gulf Breeze, passed peacefully in the company of her beloved son Raymond Tissier, Jan 24, 2013. Originally a ' WarBride', private services were held in her memory & honour at Bow Chapel in London.  More...

Richard T. Heath

May 30, 1953 - January 31, 2013

Richard T. Heath, 59, of Gulf Breeze FL passed away after a brief illness with pancreatic cancer.  He was born in Pensacola, Fla.  He was a graduate of Pensacola High School and the   University of  Florida with a  B.S. More...

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Invest in our teachers, future educators

Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from a Rick Scott Viewpoint focusing on investing in education.   One of my top priorities in the upcoming budget and legislative session is funding for education.  More...

No toll on Pensacola Bay Bridge is a blessing

Great job fellow citizens!  The news that we will not have to pay a toll on the future Pensacola Bay Bridge is great.  Those of you, who wrote and/or called your legislators and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials, thank y More...

Couple scores big on national game show

Sometimes an opportunity presents itself in such a way that a person can either jump on it right away, or watch it go by, never knowing what could have been. More...

Thompson snags Teacher of the Year honor

Ann Thompson, third grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate, says her philosophy of teaching is, “I believe you have to love them before you can teach them anything – even though I realize not every child is necessarily easy to love al More...

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Island News

10 Romantic (but cheap) Valentine's Day Ideas!

February 14 strikes fear in the hearts of many people. Expectations are high and there is an unspoken level of competition. The flowers you send may not contain as many roses as the bouquet received by a coworker. More...

Krewe of Wrecks to roll Sunday on the island

The good times truly will roll this week on Pensacola Beach as Mardi Gras comes to its peak.  The famous “Krewe of Wrecks” parade will roll down Via de Luna on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. More...

Gulf Islands studies PWC impact on environment

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced that the National Park Service (NPS) published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register to announce its decision to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate More...

News

Police get tied up with DUIs

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Police Department

Traffic stops kept Gulf Breeze police officers busy this week, especially with persons driving under the influence around the city.  Tuesday, Jan. 29   A 24-year-old Pensacola man gave a false name to officers at 2:05 a.m. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/29/2013 Bowman, Robert Douglas, W/M, 37, 3000 block of Ginger Ln., Navarre, possession of weapon  1/30/2013  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

On the week of January 29 through February 5, the Gulf Breeze Fire Department responded to twelve emergencies. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphins fall in district semifinal

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin basketball team did its job when it came to rebounding the basketball in its District 1- 3A semifinal with Bay.  Shooting, unfortunately, was another story.  More...

Choctaw ends Dolphins’ season again

Saturday’s Region 1- 3A semifinal at Choctaw High School was a tale of two halves. Unfortunately for the Dolphins, Choctaw’s half was a little better. More...

GBHS wrestling team sends six to regionals

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team will send six wrestlers to this weekend’s Region 1-2A in Palm Coast as a result of their efforts at last week’s District 1-2A meet in Gulf Breeze.  The Dolphins finished fourth out of nine teams More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 7  GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., GBA Chamber  Monday, February 11   More...

Home & Garden

Breezer is off on the right foot

At six years old, most children are out making mud pies or, nowadays, playing video games. But when Josie Randall was 6 years old, she had a different idea of fun. More...

Double Bridge Run draws 4,000 on run through GB

Thousands of runners and supporters convened in Gulf Breeze Saturday for the Double Bridge Run sponsored by Publix.  The popular event sold out for the first time since its inception with a total of 4,000 runners registered – 2,500 in the More...