March 14, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Covenant Hospice CEO to retire

Dale O. Knee, PhD, President and CEO of Covenant Hospice and the Covenant Hospice Foundation is less than nine months away from hanging up his suit and trading it in for a fishing vest. More...

Hwy. 98 light installation

An FDOT worker installs new LED lights near Baywood Road in Gulf Breeze. FDOT is expected to install 800 lights along Hwy. More...

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Community

Emerald Coast Woman’s Club hosting luncheons in Navarre

SRWC Hosts District Arts & Crafts Show   More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago March 17, 2005, GBN  The $70 million Community Maritime Park proposed for downtown Pensacola by Gulf Breeze businessman Quint Studer and two other businessmen made the leap from idea to inevitable reality as the Pensacola City Co More...

Chamber awards gala coming March 23

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber will hold its Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, March 23 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front, 12 Via de Luna Drive on Pensacola Beach.  This annual Chamber fundraiser, sponsored by Defined Interiors and Pen Air Fe More...

News

Teen caught with mushrooms, marijuana

A GBHS student was arrested and charged with two felony narcotics charges.  Cassidy Warford, 18 was arrested after officers discovered his vehicle parked at Bahama Bay condominiums. More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

For the week of March 4 through March 11, the GBFR responded to 16 calls.  One gas leak, seven medical, one assist to Midway, one assist to Pensacola Beach, one fire alarm, one stove fire, two wrecks with injuries, one water rescue and one trash More...

Man wanted for rape arrested in Gulf Breeze

An Alabama man wanted on rape charges was arrested in Gulf Breeze Monday (March 11) after a Santa Rosa deputy ran his plates and noticed the outstanding warrant. More...

Sports

GBHS reels in three more Academic State Championships

Boys basketball, girls soccer, wrestling join football, volleyball, boys swim as smartest in 5A

Talk about a great problem – GBHS Athletic Director Mark Kostic hasn’t found room yet to display the three FHSAA Academic State Championships from the fall season. Well, make that six. More...

Reiff enjoying life as exchange student

Sophomore top-ranked player for Lady Dolphins

When most foreign exchange students come to the United States, they use the time to take in all that our country has to offer. More...

Special Recognition

GBHS freshman Tori Bindi, the reigning 2A state swim champion in the 50 and 100 yard freestyle, received a Special Recognition Award from Pensacola Sports Association President Jodie Webb Thursday. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, March 14 GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m.-8 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, Parish Hall Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room More...

Home & Garden

GBHS Drumline making a bang for World Championship

Hosting fundraisers all month

Residents who live near the high school may be getting an earful after school on Tuesdays and Fridays, but it will pay off as the Gulf Breeze High School Drumline is getting ready to compete next month. More...

Gulf Breeze’s first Spanish-speaking church opens its doors

The Bible teaches many lessons; among those lessons are to share one’s fortune, love one another and to put a day aside for worship.  On Sunday, members of the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Gulf Breeze put what they preach to practice by h More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Don’t forget to shield your child’s eyes

When I drive down Highway 98, I always like to take in the view that the south end of the county has to offer. More...

A Pensacola to New Orleans cruise ship package – best of both worlds

I have just flown into Pensacola and I’m taking a taxi to Vince Whibbs Community Maritime Park to board a small cruise ship, the Gulf Coast Voyager, bound for New Orleans (NO). More...

SWAT team kills professed ‘Sovereign Citizen’ after dispute

A 55- year-old Navarre man was shot and killed by Santa Rosa County SWAT deputies over the weekend after the resident barricaded himself inside a home at the 6500 block of Avenida de Galvez in Navarre and fired at law enforcement.  More...

Taking flight

SGA students solicit transport for classmate battling epilepsy

A heartfelt phone call to an air ambulance company led to a gracious donation to a Gulf Breeze High School senior battling epilepsy on Wednesday. More...

Local gets one year in jail for DUI hit and run

A Gulf Breeze woman who struck a bicyclist while driving drunk almost a year ago is getting one year of jail time and will spend the next five years on probation.  Debi Cummings, 20, was found guilty of leaving the scene of a crash involving in More...

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Island News

Time changes reminds us of the power of one hour

The hardest part of the time change for me was having to wait up until 2 a.m. to change my clocks! Boy, that is tough.  More...

Entertainment

Thinking outside the box - Part 1

A series exploring alternative ways to view television

We’ve all been there. More...

Citrus trees a popular choice on our peninsula

This week, Gulf Breeze News launches a new gardening column authored by two alternating local experts, Mike Robertson and Dr. Robert Randle. Each brings his own perspective to ways to get the most out of our landscapes. (Part one of two part series) More...

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day all week at the beach

The “Go Irish on the Island” events will dominate this week’s entertainment, concluding with the St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl taking place all day on Pensacola Beach. If celebrating St. More...

School

Woodlawn Beach Middle teacher launches weather balloon

Kelly Barnes is no ordinary math teacher.  The Woodlawn Beach Middle School eighth grade educator implements a lot of things into her classroom curriculum that are fun. More...

GB Middle band shines at district tournament

Gulf Breeze Middle School band students earned 135 Superior ratings and 43 Excellent ratings from the recent district Solo and Ensemble Festival held on February 16 at GBHS. More...

Dr. Seuss’ birthday celebration

On Thursday, February 28 Amy Oswalt and Belen Sclafani helped celebrate Dr. More...

Obituaries

Jesse B. Nussman

Jesse B. Nussman , Jr., 86, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2013.  Visitation took place on Wednesday, March 13 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home.  Services followed the visitation at the funeral home. More...

Business

What do new tax laws mean to you?

As you know, the U.S. More...

Your mailing and shipping hassles become ‘a breeze’ at Mail’s a Breeze

Owning Mail’s a Breeze in Tiger Point is a great opportunity for Kathleen Kuehl to use her incredible networking skills to help others.  She is known for her positive energy and problem solving skills, two attributes that really help in a More...

We need two-county development plan

As a certified economic developer, I know of no successful community in the country that has enjoyed economic prosperity that did not use an organized strategy to get there.  So it is significant indeed that our community is embarking on our own More...