February 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

A bun in the oven

Panera Bread coming to GB

There’s a ball of dough in the oven, and it’s about to rise up in the form of a new restaurant. That restaurant is Panera Bread. Several rumors have been circulating that the fresh sandwich shop would be coming to the area. More...

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GBHS Debate Team finds community support

The Gulf Breeze High School debate program started three years ago under the guidance and vision of Stephen Stanquist, an English teacher and the debate coach at GBHS. So far this year, the team collectively won 48 trophies. More...


Eight years ago   More...

St. Christopher's Episcopal Church donates $30K to local charities

Santa Rosa Shores Women's Club   The History and Memories of Gulf Breeze was the program topic for the January Santa Rosa Shores Women's Club. The program was presented by Martha Smith, Becky McPheron & Sharon Jordan Sims.  More...


City approves drafting overnight parking ordinance

On Tuesday’s city council meeting, the council approved the first reading of the proposed ordinance for the council to authorize an additional homestead property tax exemption for senior citizens.  More...

Woman welcomed into apartment steals medicine

Several residents at the Breeze Apartments welcomed a young woman into their homes who was posing as selling magazines to benefit Pensacola Christian College on Feb. 16.. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  2/15/2013 Bullard, Sjonna Elizabeth, W/F, 23, 8000 block of Branch Ave., Navarre, probation violation  2/16/2013 Maclean, Amanda Nicole, W/F, 28, 3000 block of Pins Lane, Gulf Breeze, fraud  More...


Doerr breaks on through to medal stand

Senior finishes fifth in 138 pound class; Manfredi seventh in 126 pound class

It wasn’t as much history as Beau Doerr wanted to make, but it’s history nonetheless.  A senior, Doerr became the first Dolphin wrestler in school history to place at the state meet when he took fifth at the 138 pound class at the 2A More...

Lacrosse starts tonight

Girls hosts PHS in first game 5:30; boys game follows at 7:30

A sport that came with two people from the mid-Atlantic has come full circle into Gulf Breeze as Laura Pattison and Matt Dorf will lead the Gulf Breeze High lacrosse teams in its first ever lacrosse matches tonight at Dolphin Stadium.  The Lady More...


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Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 21  SRC School Board, 9 a.m., SRC School Board  Library Advisory Board, 4 p.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation, 5:30 p.m., Jay Community Center   More...

Home & Garden

Cactus Flower is cooking on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

Throughout the centuries, preparing and sharing a delectable meal has been a high form of hospitality. Beautifully prepared food, enjoyed with friends and family members, can mark a special event and make it even more significant. More...

History washes ashore in Gulf Breeze

100-year old bottle a reminder of Fairnie Hill Dairy

For some, history is dry and boring. After all, it happened a long time ago. For others, it helps us understand our world. But for many, it is that connection to our past, sometimes in unusual ways, that makes history so interesting. More...

Blaze claims home, 14 acres

A wildfire claimed 14 acres of land on Saturday in Midway near East Bay Boulevard. High winds that carried sparks from a nearby structure fire were to blame for the blaze, which was also fueled by dry conditions. More...

Teen eludes deputy

A Gulf Breeze teen who fled on foot after a vehicle pursuit, was apprehended by deputies after he fell asleep in a wooded area on February 15. More...

EOC exams putting extra pressure on students

Could you have passed a high school exam covering everything you were supposed to have learned over a 10-month period? More...



Island News

Yancy III’s spirit will endure on Pensacola Beach

Statue honors surfer’s legacy and inspire others to their destinies

Hundreds gathered Saturday afternoon on a blustery February day to pay tribute to the Duke of the Gulf Coast, Yancy Spencer III.  Spencer, a surfing champion who put the Gulf Coast surfing scene on the map, died on February 14, 2011 after surfin More...

Keep the doors open!

My dad used to have this saying, “Cats don’t want to go in or out; They just want the door open.” This statement was one that he developed over years of watching our various felines wait in front of the door as they meowed. More...


UWF piano project to make Pensacola more musical

There’s something about a piano that taps the core of almost every musician, says Dr. Hedi Salanki-Rubardt of UWF’s music department.  More...

Physics and readers and healers, oh my!

Metaphysical vendors gather at Crowne Plaza this weekend

The 11th annual Emerald Coast Metaphysical Festival, hosted by Unlimited Horizons, will be held Saturday, Feb. 23 and Sunday, Feb. 24, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel. More...

Live music continues at Rotolo’s

Rotolo’s Pizzeria is continuing their live entertainment this Tuesday 5 p.m.-8 p.m. More...


Former Teacher of the Year flips classroom procedures

Jeff Baugus, math teacher at Woodlawn Beach Middle school and last year’s county Teacher of the Year, has “flipped” his classroom procedures to give kids more time in class to ask questions on what should be labeled “homework. More...

Woodlawn Beach students place in National Geographic Spelling Bee

Woodlawn Beach Middle School held the National Geographic Bee December 10 - 14.  All three grade levels (6, 7 and 8) participated in the Geography Bee preliminary rounds.   The second place winner was sixth grader Charlie West. More...

Entries being accepted for art contest

Elementary, middle and high school teachers are encouraged to have their students participate in the annual Endangered Species Day Youth Art Contest.  The U.S. More...


Helen Longhway Kaiser

Helen Longhway Kaiser, 87, a 45 year resident of Gulf Breeze, passed away peacefully in her home on February 4, 2013 with her entire family present. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1925, her family moved to Oswego, NY. More...

Maxine Mae Bierlein

Maxine Mae Bierlein, 90, of Cary, formerly of Harmony Lane in Gulf Breeze, FL, died Saturday, February 3, 2013.  Mrs. Bierlein was born on March 3, 1922 to Daniel Woodward and Miriam Campbell Wood-ward in Council Buffs, Iowa.  More...


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Drilling in Blackwater State Forest is a bad idea

State Representative Doug Broxson has sent HB431 to committee for a vote allowing oil and gas drilling and production in the Blackwater River State Forest. More...

We don’t need factory fish farms in the Gulf


Allowing factory fish farms in the Gulf will replicate the destructive practices of land-based industrial food production in our oceans  More...