April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Flush the cancer away

Mayor Beverly Zimmern got quite the surprise in her front yard March 3 when someone dropped off the purple Relay for Life toilet in her front yard. More...

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Community

Paint this town purple

All GB Relay For Life supporters are encouraged to show support in the fight against cancer by displaying the color purple on their homes and businesses from April 12-27. More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago   More...

Historical Society views old films from the early GB years

The Historical society met at 7 p.m. on March 19 at the City Hall. More...

News

County eyeing bids for RESTORE consultant

Members of the Santa  Rosa Board of  County Commissioners have been waiting patiently to find out when the county will be receiving their payoff from the RESTORE Act.  More...

Police arrest several with warrants

A Gulf Breeze man was arrested Monday for possession of marijuana with intent to sell. Officers stopped Stefan Taylor, 21 of Gulf Breeze at 2:53 p.m. at the intersection of Hoffman and Fairpoint Drives for not wearing a seat belt. More...

Navarre man shoots self while avoiding deputies

In an attempt to avoid arrest, a 62-year-old Navarre man shot himself after Santa Rosa County deputies located the wanted man driving through Navarre late Monday afternoon.  More...

School

GBHS Science Olympiad team scores at state

For the second year in a row, The Gulf Breeze High School Science Olympiad team #1 has taken seventh at state. More...

No rest for students in page and messenger program

Spring Break for several area Gulf Breeze students did not include long hours at the beach or leisurely kicking back to enjoy the traditional time off.  These students were front and center exploring, learning and living our Florida form of gove More...

Nat’l Flight Academy graduates group

The National Flight Academy held a graduation ceremony for the first group of 7th through 12th grade students to complete the Ambition program in 2013.  The ceremony took place on March 29 in the National Flight Academy facility that sits adjace More...

Obituaries

Elizabeth Anne Baker

1941-2013

Elizabeth Anne Baker, 71, passed away Monday, April 8, 2013, at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. More...

Health

When the heart has become a weak pump

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am 79 and have congestive heart failure with some high blood pressure. Please give the information you have on my illness. - - F.W.  More...

Infant Immunization Week April 20-27

National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities throughou More...

Opinion

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Lattimore stands out as role model

Professional athletes are self absorbed, money hungry prima donnas, right? Well, there is one example of a star athlete who is setting that stereotype on its head.  Marcus Lattimore is everywhere. More...

New NFIB study predicts job loss in Florida under new health insurance tax

Florida may lose over 10,000 jobs as a result of a little known provision of the new healthcare law called the Health Insurance Tax (HIT). More...

Time table set for special election

Six already announce candidacy

David Radcliffe, Ed Gray and many others in the region will soon be pushing to fill the empty State House District 2 seat left by Clay Ford, who passed away last month.  According to Supervisor of Elections Tappie Villane, her office received th More...

‘We haven’t given up yet’

SRIA searching for ways to keep Blues flying

Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee was shocked when he heard the news about the grounding of the Blue Angels Tuesday morning.  So much so, he posted on his Facebook wall, "Blue Angels grounded". More...

Gumbo goodness

The eighth annual Rotary Gumbo Cookoff was a success on Saturday at Shoreline Park South.  The event drew in approximately 1,500 people, who helped raise money for college scholarships.  Over 20 teams came out to let visitors test out their More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA tries to get another bite of BP apple

Asking for second $500,000 grant to boost local economy

Pensacola Beach might get two more bites of the apple in the BP grant competition’s second round. The oil company offered $57 million in grant monies last year to help communities hard hit by the 2010 oil spill. More...

Car show requests $30K

Cruisin’ the Beach planned for fall

The Santa Rosa Island Authority will review a request from Executive Director Buck Lee to front some “earnest money” – about $30,000 – to a group who would bring a car show to the beach in October.  More...

Entertainment

Stadium now catering to children’s exploration

“Take me out to the ballpark” gets a whole new meaning for parents of young children, as they get their own place to explore beginning one hour before home games and three mornings a week at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. More...

Dine and be entertained at ‘A Sunday of Soundside Splendor’

There always seems to be opportunities for community members to come together to enjoy great entertainment and support a great organization.  More...

Little Theater debuts ‘Snoopy’ this weekend

2013 Reggae Festival Friday, April 12 & Saturday, April 13, 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2 p.m. Seville Quarter   The three day Festival will be Jammin’ with Reggae inspired music and food. More...

Sports

Younger Droogsma enters record books at Andrews Invitational

In recent months, it was the middle child of Mike and Trish Droogsma that was grabbing all the headlines. More...

Swing batter, batter...swing

Steve Selsky smacks a two-run double for the Blue Wahoos in their 5-4 win over the Tennessee Smokies Sunday. More...

GBHS 2013-14 varsity cheerleaders

Front row (from left): Erin Eddins, Savannah McCleary, Morgan Baker, Tiffany Evans, Skylar Wilson, Macy Brewer, Poppy Sims, Brooke Swearingen and Haley Moss. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, April 11  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., The Andrews Institute  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...

Home & Garden

Get ‘Footloose’

GBHS Drama performs at the Saenger

Whether you fondly remember the original “Footloose” movie with Kevin Bacon, or the more contemporary version in 2011, you are guaranteed to love Gulf Breeze High School (GBHS) Drama’s version slated to hit the Pensacola Saenger sta More...

Look good, do good at Supercuts event

When it’s time to get a new haircut or style, use your head and head to Supercuts in Gulf Breeze and Navarre.  Now, just in time for the Gulf Breeze Relay for Life, the Gulf Breeze location is offering 15 percent off haircuts on Tuesday an More...

Follow the art and science of landscaping

Here are some basic principles that I use to design landscapes for the front of homes. You can use them to assess your home’s appearance this spring. More...

Legals

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DISASTER RECOVERY ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES   More...