June 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Community center ribbon cutting

The City of Gulf Breeze held the grand opening ceremony for the 44,000 sq. ft. community center on Tuesday. See full story and more photos, 7A. More...

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Community

County to host workshop

The Santa Rosa County Commission will hold a workshop on Thursday, July 11 at 1:30 p.m. in the commission meeting room located at 6495 Caroline Street in Milton to discuss a new courthouse facility.  More...

RESTORE Act consultant hired by county

Over three years after the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa County commissioners approved hiring a firm to help them evaluate projects that would be funded by RESTORE Act money once it's divvied out to the counties aff More...

Host families needed for students in July

This July, the Gulf Coast Citizens Diplomacy Council will welcome nine students from Iraq and one adult from that country who will spend 12 days in Pensacola participating in the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP), a special exchange of the More...

Entertainment

Experience a different take of Shakespeare classic

Evenings in Olde Seville Square Thursday, June 20 Seville Square  Enjoy a two-hour Branson style country music show with the Sawmill Band. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. More...

School

Gulf Breeze Elementary unveils final nine-week Honor Roll

Mr. Warren Stevens, Principal, Mrs. Kim McChesney, Assistant Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Elementary Staff congratulate the following students for making the final nine-week Honor Roll:  A Honor Roll   Second Grade  More...

National Flight Academy scholarships going fast

The National Flight Academy, located in Pensacola, has limited scholarship opportunities left for its Ambition inresident summer camp program for seventh to twelfth graders to attend one 5 ½ day summer session this year. More...

BBBS searching for male mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is in need of male mentors over the age of eighteen to serve as mentors to children throughout our five county areas. More...

Obituaries

Craig W. Wood

Craig W. Wood, 64, of Pensacola Beach passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013.  Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Karl E. Robinson, Jr.

Karl E. Robinson, Jr., 59, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Monday, June 17, 2013.  Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Monday, June 24  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Admin Center, Board Room  Tuesday, June 25  Board of Adjustments, 6:30 p.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers   More...

Health

Personality can be key to good senior health

Do happy people live longer, more productive lives? Research suggests that they may. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

China is buying up U.S. companies

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chinese companies spent $6.5 billion to purchase U.S. companies in 2012, which broke the previous record of $5.2 billion in 2010.  It appears the Chinese acquisitions of U.S. companies could exceed $10 billion in 2013.  More...

Act makes education a path to jobs

When the Career and Professional Education Act was signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott last month, we stated this bipartisan, bicameral initiative would not only reform but transform education in Florida.  More...

Spa owner arrested for prostitution

An undercover investigation at a local massage parlor led to prostitution charges against a Gulf Breeze woman suspected of charging clients extra for sexual favors.  According to a press release from the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Department, W More...

Red light cameras go up at Fairpoint

When approaching a yellow traffic signal, there are two options most people face: push the gas pedal to the floor, or hit the brakes.  But starting soon, the best option for motorists approaching a yellow light at Fairpoint Drive, while heading More...

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Island News

National Seashore asks SRIA lifeguards to protect swimmers

Gulf Islands Seashore has requested the SRIA provide all the lifeguards for the Seashore beaches this summer. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee said that shows how well Pensacola Beach lifeguards are trained. More...

New modes of transport coming to the beach

Pensacola Beach will probably have two new additions as of July1 – Segway tours and Pedi-cabs.  More...

Toll booth upgrades underway

Escambia County’s Public Works Department recently began construction on more than $430,000 in roadway improvements designed to enhance traffic flow and address safety concerns for pedestrians. More...

News

City to consolidate debt on TP Golf Club

The Gulf Breeze City Council and Community Redevelopment Agency met on Monday to further discuss and vote on last Wednesday’s agenda items.  Some members of the City Council were on the fence about whether or not to allow Hewes Constructio More...

Several arrested for suspended licenses

A video camera proved that damage to a convertible car top did not happen in the Gulf Breeze Police Department parking lot on June 12.  A person reported that the vandalism happened while the vehicle was parked for two hours at the police statio More...

Local appointed as Liberty County Interim Sheriff

On June 7 Florida Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Carl Causey as Interim Sheriff of Liberty County.  More...

Sports

Playing for Ollie

Tiger Point team remembers 12- year old teammate, who passed away last week from lymphoma

Last week, the Tiger Point 12-under All Stars played in the Gulf Coast Girls Softball Alliance’s All Star Tournament. As all teams do, Tiger Point wanted to win. Just the fact they showed up proved they were winners. More...

Youth movement

Rising freshman Livi Doerr drives to the basket Monday in the Lady Dolphins’ 25-21 win over Milton. Gulf Breeze’s girls are now 5-0 this summer, heading to a game with Catholic tonight. More...

GBHS Lacrosse now eligible for postseason play

Gulf Breeze High lacrosse will be eligible for postseason play in 2014 as the FHSAA released tentative districts for the 2014 and 2015 seasons last week.  More...

Home & Garden

All beard, no dynasty

Pastors fool many when dressed as “Duck Dynasty” clan

Dozens of beach goers took a double-take when they believed they were seeing bearded television stars stomping their boots along Pensacola Beach last week. More...

Red Snapper

GRILLED WHOLE SNAPPER WITH TROPICAL FRUIT SALSA

During the Red Snapper fishing season, Gulf Breeze News brings you a recipe each week for cooking this delicious fish.  This recipe was contributed by Chef Gregg McCarthy of The Grand Marlin Restaurant on Pensacola Beach.   More...

Gulf Breeze girl grabs national title at History Fair

Macy Mateer, a Gulf Breeze Middle School student, took First Place at the National History Fair at the University of Maryland last week in the category of Junior Performance. More...