April 25, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mix Nutt leaves legacy to city

Jo Campbell Mix Nutt passed away on August 11, 2011. The longtime Gulf Breeze resident was remembered for her unusual mix of pith and passion, light and levity. More...

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Eight years ago  April 28, 2005 GBN After being delayed by Hurricane Ivan, the new Dolphin mosaic was unveiled at Gulf Breeze High School. The mosaic was designed by Peter King and Xinia Marin.  Five years ago   More...

Furry Friends for Life goes to the dogs

A group of Gulf Breeze Girl Scouts have spent months planning and organizing a community event at the Shoreline Dog Park. More...

Libraries to host book sales

GBHS Class of ‘78   Gulf Breeze High School class of ‘78 will host their 35th reunion on June 28 and 29.  For information call or e-mail Veronica O’Brien, 916-1575, verbonejames@yahoo.com  Miraflores Garden Club   More...


Police engage in pursuit

A silver sugar bowl and spoon worth more than $4,000 was reported missing from a catered dinner party at a Highpoint Drive home on April 21. The matter is under investigation. Tuesday, April 16 A car parked in the GBHS parking lot was keyed. More...

Deputies searching for shooter

A Gulf Breeze resident got a wake up call when he noticed that his home and vehicle had been shot at on April 20.  When deputies responded to the residence on Venetian Way, they determined that a firearm had been discharged at the home and at a More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  4/16/2013  Stinson, Michael Shane, W/F, 38, 1000 block of Arkansas St., Navarre Beach, cocaine possession, smuggling contraband into detention facility  4/17/2013  More...


PBVC 12s win regional title

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club’s 12-under Blue team won the Gulf Coast Regional Championship Saturday at UWF.  The 12s went undefeated in pool play, had to rally in game one of their championship game with the Club Challengers. More...

Gulf Breeze to send nine track athletes to regionals

The Gulf Breeze High track teams will send five males and four females to today’s Region 1-3ATrack Meet in Tallahassee.  The nine qualified for regionals, at Chiles High School, by placing in the top four at Friday’s District 1-3A me More...

Sixth at state

Austin Droogsma completes a successful clean and jerk in a recent GBHS weightlifting match. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, April 25  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Local Mitigation Meeting, 1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room   More...


Sacred Heart recognized for quality

Sacred Heart Hospital was recently named a Blue Distinction Center for Specialty Care in the areas of spine surgery and knee and hip-replacement surgery.  More...

Spinal Stenosis often cause of back pain

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: You have no idea how painful spinal stenosis is. Only oxycodone works. My doctor is afraid that I will become addicted. I am 75. I would rather die an addict than a person in constant pain. More...


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Smoking in multi-unit housing hurts others

Secondhand smoke is a real problem in multi-unit housing. When a housing unit of nonsmokers is located under the same roof of a unit that includes smoking tenants, the non-smokers are exposed to harmful secondhand smoke.  More...

Aftermath of Hurricane Ivan still felt today


It’s approaching nine years since Hurricane Ivan devastated the Pensacola area yet its affects are still being felt along Soundside Drive east of Gulf Breeze. More...

Air show, concert to replace Blues

Pensacola Beach will enjoy a free large air show over the beach this July, followed by a free concert to cap the weekend. More...

3 years after oil spill, area awaits funds

NWF reflects on oil spill three years later

Three years after one of the biggest hits to the local economy, the Florida Branch of the National Wildlife Federation, and members of the Escambia County RESTORE Act committee visited The Fish House in Pensacola to speak about what the area has to l More...



Island News

Escambia pledges $366,000 to fix beach roads

Escambia County approved giving $366,211 to Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) for work on some secondary roads on Pensacola Beach. More...

Gulf Breeze is a great place to build a nest

This past Saturday, my son and I found ourselves enjoying a beautiful day at the Tiger Point tennis courts. The weather was great. You could hear kids playing and laughing at the nearby playground. More...


GBES to hold Medieval Fest this Friday

On April 26, Gulf Breeze Elementary School’s third grade class will transform their school into a 15th century castle. Students, teachers, and administrators will trade jeans and tshirts for renaissance gowns and knight’s armor. More...

Take advantage of library book sales this weekend

Completion of the expansion and renovation of the West Florida Public Library’s downtown branch means a new venue for the Friends of the Library’s used book sales.  More...

Pensacola Opera presents Artists in Residence Showcase ‘The Coronation of Poppea’

Pensacola Opera presents Claudio Monteverdi’s “The Coronation of Poppea” on April 25 and April 26, at 7:30 p.m. and April 28, at 2 p.m.  More...


Safety first

Students learn to play it safe

Children at Lighthouse Christian Academy in first through fifth grade got the opportunity to learn how to play it safe on April 18. More...

Locals named to Honor Society

The following local students recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.  The four students were granted an achievement for being inducted into Phi Kappa Phi at The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:  Sarah St. More...

Project Graduation seeks sponsors for drug, alcohol-free celebration

As the school year winds down, organizers are again planning a safe celebration for seniors.  Gulf Breeze High’s Project Graduation, co-chaired by Rebecca Taylor and Danielle White, is a substance-free, allnight party for graduating senior More...


JoAn M. Beal

JoAn M. Beal, 83, of Adrian, passed away Monday, April 15, 2013, at Grand Court under the care of Hospice of Lenawee.  She was born November 1, 1929, in Ecorse, Michigan the daughter of Robert and Marian (Armstrong) Eberts. More...

Jane Stieb

1942 - 2013

Jane Stieb died April 13th, 2013, after a long COPD illness. She fought the disease for over two years. Hospice cared for her the last six weeks and she died in her sleep without pain or suffering. More...

Home & Garden

Renowned artists begin ‘The Gulf Breeze Arch’ installation

The “Gulf Breeze Arch” is now being installed in a special park adjoining Shoreline Park South, an architectural ceramic sculpture created by world renowned artists Peter King and Xinia Marin. More...

GBHS grad making his way on the small screen

A 2003 Gulf Breeze High School graduate is making his way into millions of homes this Wednesday by landing a role in an episode of “Law and Order: SVU.”  Ten years ago David Holmes followed his childhood dream to become an actor by m More...

When it comes to planting trees, know your area

Trees (and/or palms) should be foremost in your mind when planning your landscape. It is difficult for me to visualize a landscape without first determining the locations and selection of trees. More...



NOTICE OF SALE   Breeze Mini Storage at 3036 Gulf Breeze Parkway will have an auction on May 10, 2013, at 8:00 a.m.  The sale Is for personal property in Unit 336 belonging to Chapman Construction c/o Jeff Chapman.  The unit may contai More...