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Community

Optimist Club awards scholarships

Ben Lockhart, left, Victoria Price and Alyssa Coleman received checks for $2,000 from the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club on May 24. More...

TP Community Center to break ground Friday

Santa Rosa County Commissioners invite the public to attend the ground breaking ceremony for the new Tiger Point Community Center located at 1370 Tiger Park Lane on Friday, May 31 at 10 a.m.  More...

Gulf Breeze FLASHBACKS

Eight years ago  June 2, 2005 GBN  More...

Entertainment

Blue Angels honored as Grand Marshals in Fiesta Day Parade

Organizers of the Fiesta Day Parade announced the Blue Angels as Grand Marshal for the event on Thursday, June 6 in downtown Pensacola. More...

Stretch your legs for the National Trails Day Walk at Fort Pickens

In celebration of National Trails Day, join a park ranger for a walk on Saturday, June 1, at 7 p.m. along the Florida National Scenic Trail. The two mile walk goes to Battery Worth then out to the beach on Pensacola Bay and returns to Fort Pickens. More...

Top 10 Movies

1. Star Trek Into Darkness (PG- 13) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto 2. Iron Man 3 (PG-13) Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow 3. The Great Gatsby (PG-13) Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton 4. Pain & Gain (R) Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson 5. More...

Sports

Wave 14s win Memorial Day Classic

The Gulf Breeze Wave’s 14-under team won its own Memorial Day Classic on Sunday, beating the Tallahassee Powermill 12-6 in the championship game.  The win was the Wave’s second over the Tallahassee team - they beat Powermill 8-7 in t More...

Abernathy to play with defending national champion West Florida

Korrie Abernathy joined a long line of Lady Dolphins to stay close to home when she signed a soccer scholarship last week with the University of West Florida.  More...

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Health

How did I get fluid on my lungs?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I had a little trouble breathing, so I saw my doctor, who ordered a chest X-ray. It showed fluid on the right lung. The doctor said he would have to do more tests to find out why the fluid appeared. More...

Opinion

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Ford should be honored better locally

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Naming a conference room in the City’s new Community Center for Representative Clay Ford would not be a Veterans Memorial Park. More...

On the Spot:

“What advice would you offer to next year’s upcoming freshmen?”

“I’d tell the freshmen to take notes.” Jessie Droogsma Gulf Breeze High School More...

Underwater museum set to submerge

It's a scuba diver's dream.  A sunken barge and acting underwater museum in the clear waters of the Pensacola Pass.  For years Frank Patti Jr. More...

‘Inspiration to our school’

Student battling cancer passes away

"Once in a while someone comes into your life to change it forever. Through that person's example you learn to be more loving towards your family and friends. More...

Events

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Island News

Graduates celebrate!

Joy and elation, coupled with a sense of accomplishment, are depicted in this cartoon by Gulf Breeze High School graduating senior and Gulf Breeze News intern Nathaniel Benge.  More...

SRIA OKs Christian coffee house

Pensacola Beach will be getting a new coffee house and “gathering place” with a Christian theme and base soon, but it may not be getting a new bait and tackle shop. More...

Snapper fishing is one of the 5 things locals should try

On the eve of Florida’s red snapper season, I feel like a kid waiting on Christmas. This is one of the most fun days of the year for me and my angling friends. More...

News

St. Francis reports grand theft

Officials at St. Francis of Assisi Church reported a grand theft that occurred over several weeks. Six burial plaques valued at $200 each were missing, as was a rug, overhead projector and extension ladder. Value was totaled at more than $1,600. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  5/22/2013  Ragghianti, Andrew Warren Mann, W/M, 30, 8000 block of East Bay Blvd., Gulf Breeze, probation violation, possession of controlled substance without a prescription  5/23/2013  More...

GULF BREEZE FIRE REPORT

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of May 21 through May 27, the GBFR responded to a total of 14 calls.  Seven were medical, one public assistance, two activated fire alarms, two mutual aids to Midway and two mutual aids to Pensacola Beach.  To learn more abo More...

School

Hall of Fame highlights GBHS Senior Night

Six boys and girls from the GBHS Class of 2013 were named to the school’s Hall of Fame at last week’s GBHS Senior Awards Banquet.  They are: PEYTON ALLEN, EDWARD BOLES, NICK BOOKOUT, MEREDITH CUILIK, KATHERINE FARMER, SARA PAPANTONIO More...

GBES students stack up at Battle of the Books competition

On Thursday, May 17 over 70 third, fourth, and fifth graders, along with parents and other fans, met after school in the Gulf Breeze Elementary School cafeteria for the first ever Gulf Breeze Elementary "Battle of the Books." More...

Locals recognized at graduation ceremonies

Clark graduates from Loyola University   Loyola University New Orleans awarded 1,036 degrees at its undergraduate and graduate commencement ceremony at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday, May 11.  More...

Obituaries

Quentin Shane Cooper

Quentin Shane Cooper, 17, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Sunday, May 26, 2013.  Visitation occured on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at St. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Monday, June 3  City Council Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers  Tuesday, June 4  Development Review Board, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers   More...

Home & Garden

Breezers win big at sidewalk art festival

The Pensacola sidewalk art festival, “Chalk it up,” attracted hundreds of spectators as area artists put their chalk to work and created masterpieces along the sidewalks of the Commendencia Slip in Downtown Pensacola.  More...

Long-awaited fish hatchery confirmed after big BP payout announcement

With a massive chunk of grant money headed to the area for several multi-million dollar improvement projects, one of the developments that has been intriguing locals the most is the announcement of a fish hatchery on the edge of Pensacola Bay.  More...

Good watering habits can make or break a healthy garden

One of the key elements of good garden production is watering. How much and how often is determined by a variety of factors. Soil type, plant type, sun light hours, shading, mulch and application are just a few considerations. More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA  REGIONS BANK, AN ALABAMA BANKING CORPORATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO AMSOUTH BANK,   More...