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Economy will feel sting from Blues loss

The impact that sequestration will have on area businesses, specifically from cutting the Blue Angels air show on Pensacola Beach, is becoming harder to grasp for area entrepreneurs, even on dryer land.  A number of venues off the beach, includi More...

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Community

City to host St. Patrick’s Day Lunch

The City of Gulf Breeze is hosting their annual St. Patrick’s Day Lunch on March 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gulf Breeze City Hall.  Grilled corned beef sandwiches will be the main dish at the luncheon. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  March 10, 2005 GBN The Santa Rosa Island Authority voted to keep the trademark "beach ball" painted water tower that looms over Casino Beach, although it was not being used for water any longer.  Five years ago   More...

TP Community Center to break ground soon

Construction of the new restrooms/ concession stand building at Tiger Point Park is nearing completion, which can only mean one thing: the community center is coming soon.  Construction crews are slowly putting up walls inside the restroom/conce More...

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City tables RV, boat storage decision

At Monday’s City Council Meeting, the council decided to shelve Ordinance 01-13, regulating the parking and storing of boats, RVs and vehicles in front yards for now, and will revisit the issue July 1.  Councilman Joe Henderson made the mo More...

Several hit-and-runs keep officers busy

A person attempting to “dine and dash,” the term for skipping out on a restaurant check, at Waffle House Friday at 6 p.m. complicated matters when the getaway vehicle sideswiped a car in the parking lot. More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

For the week of February 25- March 4, the GBFR responded to 12 calls. Seven were medical, one structure fire, two fire alarms, one assist to Pensacola Beach and one wreck with injuries.  More...

Sports

Dolphin lacrosse wins twice-delayed opener with PHS 13-2

The third try was the charm for the GBHS boys lacrosse team as they scored eight first quarter goals in a 13-1 win over PHS in its first ever game Feb. 28 at Dolphin Stadium. More...

Lady Dolphins win pair in Gainesville; now 5-1 on season

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin lacrosse team improved to 5-1 on its inaugural season with a pair of wins at the Sara Michelle Landauer Lacrosse Invitational last weekend in Gainesville. More...

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Thank government for the red light cameras

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

I don’t know of any other city that has followed the Florida safety law as Gulf Breeze with live cameras at all traffic light. Of course, Gulf Breeze has only three fulltime lights. More...

On the Spot:

“Do you think it’s a good idea to cancel the Blue Angels Air Show this summer?”

“No, that’s the reason we come to Pensacola Beach in July.” Patty Weber Cocoa, Fla. More...

AI receives $225k grant

Two weeks ago, Governor Rick Scott announced Northwest Florida will receive four grants totaling $1.135 million from the Florida Defense Support Task Force for fiscal year 2013, including nearly one quarter of a million dollars for the Andrews Instit More...

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Island News

What’s eating you can be hidden

I drive past Premier Pest control every day on my way to work and on my way home. They usually have something on their marquee that promotes their services. This week, their focus has been on termites. Ughhh ... I hate termites.  More...

Pensacola Beach may be getting water-slide attraction

Pensacola Beach may be getting a new water-slide attraction by the end of this month. Chris Thompson of Eastern Shore Inflatables, Inc. More...

New beach tourist center getting closer to reality

Pensacola Beach will probably be getting a new Tourist Center from the ground up soon. More...

School

Kayser brings technology, fun to her classroom

Kim Kayser, second grade teacher at West Navarre Primary School, was honored not only to be named her school's Teacher of the Year for the first time in her six-year career, but to be chosen as one of the county's five semi-finalists for Santa Rosa T More...

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K- Kids from Gulf Breeze Elementary School recently served breakfast at St. Ann's Catholic Church during the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. More...

Dental seminars give children a reason to smile

To a lot of people, visiting the dentist is not something to smile about. Sometimes it can be a scary thought.  More...

Calendar of Events

CALENDAR OF MEETINGS

Thursday, March 7  North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting, 9 a.m.-10 a.m., GBA Chamber   More...

Home & Garden

It takes an iron will to compete in Ironman

A triathlon is considered one of the most strenuous sporting events a person can partake in that challenges both the body and the mind.  But that doesn’t scare Pensacola Beach resident Amber McAdoo, who plans to do one of the world’s More...