April 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

SRIA gives up on Blues

Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck More...

Pensacola Beach Relays for Life

The Pensacola Beach Relay for Life was held April 12-13 at the Gulfside Pavilion. More...

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Community

Breezing through Gulf Breeze

Elementary school students and parents took a stroll through the City of Gulf Breeze on April 10 for the annual Gulf Breeze Elementary School Cross Country Run.  The two-mile run took students of Gulf Breeze Elementary School, and other area ele More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago   More...

Driftwood Garden Club visits Brewton

On March 28, Jill Lee led a group of 14 ladies from the Driftwood Garden Club on a lovely day’s trip to Brewton Alabama. More...

News

Two drivers flee accident scenes this week

Two drivers fled on foot this past week, rather than face the consequences of the accidents they were involved in. However, both were apprehended and charged.  Wednesday, April 10   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  4/12/2013  Damario, Sarah Adams, W/F, 23, 10 block of Breeze Street, Gulf Breeze, grand theft of motor vehicle  Estess, George Clayton, W/M, 21, 60 block of Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze, hit and run  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of April 9 through April 14, the Gulf Breeze Fire and Rescue responded to a total of 30 calls.  Five were medical, six mutual aid to Midway, five moving vehicle accidents, three activated fire alarms, five mutual aids to Pensacol More...

School

Lucas scores top 10 spot in geography bee

Tom and Diane Lucas have always marveled at their son Slade’s vast knowledge of geography, landmarks, cultures, languages and ethnicities. More...

Photo

Gulf Breeze High JROTC placed second at a three state regional drill meet held at Walton High School in Defuniak Springs. Gulf Breeze dominated the individual competition sweeping all the medals. More...

GBHS Drama students cut loose with...

The GBHS Drama Department introduced an American classic to its own generation, while rekindling memories for the previous one with their two-night showing of Footloose, The Musical, Friday and Saturday at the Saenger Theatre in Pensacola.  More...

Obituaries

John Peter Fox, Jr.

John Peter Fox, Jr. of Gulf Breeze, after 96 full years of life, died peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2013. He was born in Buffalo, NY, in 1916, son to the late John P. Fox and Genevieve Katherine Fischer. More...

Louis Parnisari Powers

1932-2013

Louis Parnisari Powers, 80, concluded his courageous 31 year battle with heart disease on April 3, 2013.  Lou was a member of St. George Serbian Orthodox Church. He served in Korea when he was in the Marine Corps. More...

Joseph Skirchak

Joseph Skirchak of Navarre, Florida went home to Heaven on April 10, 2013. He spent his last days with his cousin Mike on a road trip doing something he loved – playing golf!  More...

Home & Garden

The difference one can make

Gulf Breeze woman spearheads beach cleanup group

It only takes the efforts of one person to catch on to others and eventually spread to make a difference in any given area. More...

A Splendid Occasion

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Ooo la la!

Girl Scouts put on French-style performance for World Thinking Day

Gulf Breeze Girl Scout Troops 517 and 917 brought French culture and cuisine to Pensacola at the annual World Thinking Day held Saturday, March 30 at New World Landing in Pensacola.  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA  CASE NO.: 57-2011-CA-000063   More...

Gun locks down OBE

Bus driver alerted school to potential threat

Oriole Beach Elementary School went into temporary lockdown on April 11 after a district school bus driver reported seeing a man with a gun near the school.  According to superintendent of schools, Tim Wyrosdick, the bus driver allegedly saw som More...

Distracted drivers wreck, close bridge on Saturday

Several traffic accidents caused delays and headaches for beachgoers and residents on Saturday, temporarily shutting down both lanes of the Pensacola Bay Bridge.  The four accidents resulted in three people sent to area hospitals for their injur More...

7 now vying for District 2 seat

From Staff Reports  More candidates have jumped into the District 2 race to fill the empty seat left by the late Clay Ford.  Jeremy Lau formally announced his intent to run for the empty District 2 seat as a democrat on April 12, while Ed G More...

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Island News

SRIA pays the piper

$32,000 grant will help expand Songwriter’s Festival

Pensacola  Beach’s Songwriter’s Festival in  More...

Celebrate Earth Day April 20 at Gulfside Pavilion

“Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” on Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, while Pensacola Beach Advocates (PBA) will focus on recycling, sea turtle education, and environmental initiatives. More...

Recycling champs

In conjunction with Earth Day, Pensacola Beach Elementary School sponsored a recycling contest. More...

Entertainment

Bloodworth debuts first documentary

Public viewing at film festival April 26

On top of his full-time load as a freshman at Gulf Breeze High School, Clay Bloodworth has dedicated his spare time over the past couple of months to filming his first documentary, which highlights the residents of the City of Gulf Breeze.  More...

Learn about the many cultures that influenced the Gulf Coast

The Gulf Coast’s many cultures will be showcased April 20-21 at the Estevanico International Festival celebrating food, dance, music and customs of Africans, Spaniards, Hispanics, Portuguese, Native Americans, Jamaicans and Caribbean islanders. More...

Experience the creepy and the cooky at ‘The Addams Family’

‘Snoopy’ Thursday, April 18, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 21, 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theatre 400 S. Jefferson St.   More...

Sports

Boys lacrosse season ends

On paper, it may only look as if the Dolphin lacrosse team ended its season on a down note – just don’t tell Walker Davis. More...

We Are The Champions

Dan Buccella holds the President’s Cup aloft after the Pensacola Ice Flyers beat the Huntsville Havoc 2-0 in the decisive Game 3 of the SPHL Championship series Sunday at the Bay Center. More...

GBHS 2013-14 Competition Squad cheerleaders

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

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Monday, April 22  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Tuesday, April 23  Board of Adjustments, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers   More...

Business

Retirement, succession plans a must have

If you own a business, you may well follow a “do it now” philosophy — which is, of course, necessary to keep things running smoothly. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

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Let’s get this bridge built already

Saturday, April 6.  Need I say more?  That day reminded us of how badly we need a new Pensacola Bay Bridge.  Numerous accidents tied up both the north and southbound lanes on the bridge. More...

Thank you Gulf Breeze News

The Pensacola Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association would like to thank you for your support of our organization by donating to our recent Networking and Fundraising Gala.  Your donation helped us reach our goal of raising funds to More...