March 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SGA helps student in need

Taylor Collins, a student at Gulf Breeze High School who struggles with epilepsy, got a surprise from the school’s Student Government Association last Wednesday , March 13, when she was given a free plane ride to see a medical specialist in Mia More...

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Eight years ago  March 24, 2005 GBN  More...

Special Olympics to host Area 1 summer games

On March 23 at 9 a.m. More...

Baptist honors employees through Legend awards

Baptist Health Care recently recognized seven employees for exceptional service by honoring them with the organization’s highest achievement, the 2012 Legend award. More...


Audubon Society presents distinguished speaker

The Francis M. Weston Audubon Society presents “Environmental Issues as They Relate to Our Local Waters,” a talk given by Sava Varazo, Director of Emerald Coastkeeper.  More...

Fish for a cause at annual rodeo

United Way of Santa Rosa County (UWSR) and 3Rivers Bass Club have renewed their partnership to produce the 8th annual Fishin' With a Mission bass tournament to take place Saturday, April 6 at Carpenters Park in Milton. More...

March Ice Flyers Promotions

Sunday, March 24 Fan appreciation night.   More...


GBES principal gets duct taped to wall

It's every child's dream to imagine duct taping their principal to a wall.  On March 15, that dream became a reality when Gulf Breeze Elementary School principal Warren Stevens was duct taped to a wall outside of the school by his own students.& More...

GBMS Olympiad Team excels at regional competition

Gulf Breeze Middle School’s Olympiad teams placed first, third and fifth at the Regional Science Olympiad competition at the University of West Florida on February 23. More...

GBHS multimedia academy student wins logo contest

Brett Rongstad, a student in Gulf Breeze High School’s Academy of Multimedia Design and Technology class won the logo contest for “Tech-niques to Protect,” a self-defense program that teaches students and adults how to physically pr More...


Jesse B Nussman, Jr.

1926 - 2013

Jesse B Nussman, Jr., of Gulf Breeze, died Monday, March 10, 2013. He was preceded in death by his wife Geneva Ruth Nussman and his son Charles.  More...

James Andrew Wood

James Andrew Wood, 47, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Sunday , March 17, 2013.  Services will be held on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Rose Lawn Funeral Home. More...

Clara King

King, Clara Mae (Smith), 79, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, March 17, 2013. Clara was a member of First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze and was an inspiration to family and friends.  More...

Home & Garden

High schoolers race to help fellow student

Quentin Cooper Liver Life 5K Walk/Run scheduled for next Saturday

There seems to be a contagious, but positive, infliction going around Gulf Breeze High School, and if you stand too close, you might become infected as well.  More...

Thinking outside the box - Part 2

A series exploring alternative ways to view television

As Part 2 of the series on alternative ways to view television, I looked into online streaming sites Netflix and Hulu.  More...

Timing is everything when planting in Florida

Spring is here, and it is time to plant the garden. Many of us who enjoy gardening grew up gardening because our parents made us work, and the love of doing it was dissipated in memories of weeding on hot summer days. More...

‘A dedicated public servant’

Family man and beloved local representative loses battle with cancer at 74

Gulf Breeze resident State Rep. More...

Online post causes panic at high school

Rumors swirled, parents pulled their children out of school, a schoolwide recorded message was sent, and more sheriff deputy cars showed up at Navarre High School last Thursday (March 14) because of wall postings on Facebook from an angry ex-student More...



Island News

Dog parks open, for now

Dogs are welcome on the beach – at least until 10 a.m. each morning! Two dog parks opened last Friday morning on Pensacola Beach. More...

Island businesses may pay Blues to perform

Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee wants to keep the Blue Angels flying over Pensacola Beach. More...

Sequestration forces Seashore to cut services

Sequestration imposed an across-the-board five percent cut to the Gulf Islands National Seashore fiscal year 2013 budget, resulting in a $359,000 reduction that must be absorbed in the remaining seven months of the fiscal year.  More...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  3/17/2013  Smith, Daniel Clay, W/M, 35, 1000 block of Blankenship Rd., Navarre, DUI alcohol or drugs - third violation within 10 years, possession of weapon by a convicted felon, amphetamine possession with intention to sell  More...


Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of March 11 through March 18, the GBFR answered 16 calls.  One cooking fire, one vehicular smoke scare, seven medical calls, four assists to Midway and one wreck.  To learn more about Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue, visit the More...

City OK’s speed tables on Navarre St., TP maintenance

In one motion the city council approved the list of consent agenda items at Monday’s City Council Meeting, including the construction of four speed tables with signs and stripping on Navarre Street.  Roads, Inc., the company that won the b More...


Barracudas win brackets at Lizardfest

12-under, 13- under White win Silver division

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club’s 12-under and 13-under White team won the Silver brackets at last weekend’s Lizardfest Tournament, sponsored by Volleyball Pensacola and hosted in numerous sites in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.&nb More...


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Dunne, Bindi swim at Junior Nationals

Gulf Breeze High senior P.J. Dunne and freshman Tori Bindi started their spring breaks by competing in the National Swim Coach Association’s Junior Nationals in Orlando.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Monday, March 25  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Tuesday, March 26   More...


Faulkner named P.A.C.E. business leader


Baptist Health Care is proud to announce President and CEO Mark T. Faulkner a recipient of P.A.C.E. More...

Sciatica often leaves on its own

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have had sciatica for two and a half months. Even though I am better than at I was first, I am taking forever to fully recover. More...


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Sequestration hurts our state dollars

Budget battles in the statehouse and in Washington, DC have been predictably ugly this year. And it stands to get worse as we prepare for looming cuts across the board. Do we raise taxes? Do we sink deeper in debt? More...

Area’s slice of international trade grows

Andrea Moore is the Regional Manager for International Trade Development for Enterprise Florida.  More...