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Is there a such thing as a vacation hangover?

I know that I’ve written several articles over the years about how therapeutic annual vacations can be; especially for hard working people.  More...

Bon Voyage

Many people gathered on the dock near Joe Patti’s Seafood in Pensacola on Wednesday, July 31 to say “bon voyage” to a one-of-a-kind 175-ft. by 80-ft. barge that was being sunk 60 ft. More...

Doug Broxson, FWC talk bear safety

If there was one thing locals took away from the July 31 Bear Awareness meeting at the south end Pensacola State College campus, it was Florida Black bears don’t pose a danger to humans and the bears consider garbage day to be an all-youcan eat More...

News

Skate park bathrooms vandalized

A woman who drove to the Gulf Breeze Police Department to report that her purse was stolen while fishing on the pier at Wayside Park ended up arrested after officers determined she drove there without a valid license, a habitual offense. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  7/30/2013  Sisley, Daniel Shane,  W/M, 59, 7000 block of  Navarre Pkwy., Navarre, battery, resisting officer  7/31/2013  Mikhchi, Yasmin Marie,  More...

Gulf Breeze Fire Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Fire & Rescue

During the week of July 30 through August 4, the GBFR responded to a total of 15 calls.  Five were medical calls, five were fire alarms, four were mutual aids to Pensacola Beach and on was on a hazardous condition.  To learn more about Gul More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

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

Health

Am I too old to have mammograms?

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I am celebrating my 75th birthday. I have had mammograms every year, sometimes every two years. Can I stop? - W.B.  More...

Home & Garden

Local church experiences Momentum with Beach Baptism BBQ

What does the beach, baptisms and BBQ all have in common? Momentum Church brought all three together with its first Beach Baptism BBQ at Pensacola Beach. More than 260 people gathered on Saturday, July 27, to celebrate with friends and family. More...

Recipe

Coconut Shrimp with a Zesty Dipping Sauce 4 Servings

Ingredients:  Peanut Oil for Frying 1½ Pounds Jumbo Shrimp, Peeled and Deveined 1 Cup Panko Bread Crumbs 1 Cup Shredded Sweetened Coconut 4 Large Eggs Salt and Pepper 1 Cup All Purpose Flour ½ Teaspoon Oni More...

Gardening south of Interstate 10 provides challenges

Gardening south of Hwy. 10 requires greater attention to timing for garden cycles. Gardeners in other areas are always amazed and curious with my reports of when I plant and harvest.  More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: Estate of PEGGY F. STARK, Deceased. Case Number: 57-2013-CP-203 NOTICE TO CREDITORS   More...

Navarre teen charged with murder

Deputies searching for another Navarre resident in connection with shooting

A 17-year-old Navarre resident was arrested on August 1 and charged in a Pensacola shooting death of 17-yearold Ledarrious Ramone Washington.  The U.S. More...

Water way thefts on the rise

The Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office is launching an aggressive campaign combatting the rising number of waterway thefts that have occurred in the area since June.  Thieves are lurking in the waterways in Gulf Breeze and Navarre, gaining More...

Events

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Island News

SRIA RESTORE projects proposed

The Santa Rosa Island Authority is finalizing a letter to be sent to Escambia County’s RESTORE Act committee for funds from BP to revitalize the beach. More...

Packing for the Trip

This week, the Kale family has left our coastal paradise to enjoy one last week of summer vacation in Chattanooga, TN. I haven’t been to Chattanooga since my youthful days of backpacking and kayaking. More...

SRIA dog parks a little bit better

If the Escambia County Commission votes as expected, the hours of the dog parks on Pensacola Beach will be extended soon. More...

Entertainment

Pensacola MESS Hall continues to expand minds downtown

What is full of games and experiments, is constantly changing, and provides an opportunity for whole families to learn together?  That would be the Pensacola MESS Hall!  More...

Classic movie series presents ‘West Side Story’

The Pensacola Saenger’s Classic Movie Series presents “West Side Story” this Saturday at 7 p.m. This all-time favorite musical is about two youngsters from rival New York City gangs who fall in love. More...

Last call for many area summer activities

Summer is winding down, and it’s almost “now or never” time to enjoy some of the activities available during the hotter months. The Emerald Coast doesn’t shut down after school begins, though. More...

Sports

Can new-look Noles repeat as ACC champs?

With so many holes to fill, FSU is looking for leaders

There will be lots of new faces in Tallahassee this year, including six new assistant coaches and a new starting quarterback. More...

MVP

Julia Denby serves during a 2012 Lady Dolphin junior varsity volleyball match. Denby helped the JV team win their division at the recent University of Florida Camp. More...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Chase Blake works his defense skills during the first day of football practice on August 5 at GBHS. More...

Opinion

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Master plan a chance to get it right

Imagine if you will a peninsula tip located approximately where Gulf Breeze sits. There are no roads, no schools and no neighborhoods on the pristine piece of land.  More...

Dog owners need to follow the rules on the beach

Responsible dog owners who pick up after their animals and do not allow them to bother other people are not a problem, even when they “responsibly” ignore local restrictions banning dogs from all beaches.  More...