December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Light show brightens holidays

Clark Griswold has nothing on Mark Siviglia.  One thousand light strands with 100 bulbs per strand, and a $600 electric bill make up the resident’s annual light show that he puts on every year in the name of charity.  The Gulf Breeze More...

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MFD reflects on 50 years of service

The Midway Fire Department started off small, but soon grew to accommodate the growing area. Kanzigg said the original fire station was in a pole barn. More...


1 Year Ago December 13, 2012 Gulf Breeze resident, Dr. Michael Brant De- Maria received his fourth Grammy nomination for Best New Age Album of the year. More...

It’s Christmas time in Santa Rosa Shores

Santa Rosa Shores Homeowners Association, Santa Rosa Shores Women’s Club and the Midway Fire Department invite you to Christmas time in Santa Rosa Shores entitled “Meet Santa At The Midway Fire Station” today, Thursday Dec. More...


Midway battles multiple blazes

Blazes ripped through two separate area homes last week, sending one person to the hospital for inhalation burns and minor skin burns.  More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  12/4/2013   Ford, Claiborne Caldwell, W/M, 41, 200 block Norwich Dr., Gulf Breeze, probation violation  Krautzel, Jamie Ann, W/F, 28, 8000 block Segura St., Navarre, drugsproduce, drug equipment possession   More...

Lane closures expected on 98

Construction operations on U.S. 98 between the Okaloosa County line and the Gulf Breeze Zoo in Santa Rosa County will move to the median turn lanes. The U.S. More...



All six Health classes at Gulf Breeze Middle School recently passed CPR training and are certified in CPR as of November 22. Pictured, from left, Lynn Walker, Crane Right and Meredith Brosofsky. More...

New Pack 11 Cub Scouts earn Bobcat badge

Cub Scout Pack 11, chartered by the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, introduced 5 new scouts at a recent pack meeting. More...

Kirchgessner chosen for Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Jordan Kirchgessner, a Senior at Gulf Breeze High School of Gulf Breeze has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on February 14-16, 2014.  More...

Home & Garden

Letters to Santa

We collected these letters from first graders at Gulf Breeze Elementary and decided to send them to Santa at the North Pole. We asked him if he would answer the letters on the pages of Gulf Breeze News. Here is his reply:   More...

Now is the best time for garden prep work

We are fortunate to be weather spoiled for mild winters. Hang on sun lovers, winter does not last long. In terms of garden time the next couple of months are the best for prep work for the primary spring season. More...



REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES  Notice is hereby given that the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners is calling for and requesting qualifications for engineering services on the Settlers Colony drainage improvemen More...

Court halts BP claims

Business owners waiting to settle a claim for the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill can expect even more delays.  More...

History whiz

2nd grader honors Pearl Harbor Day

“Never forget.”  Those words came from the mouth of Oriole Beach Elementary School second grader Will Neff last Friday. More...



Island News

History comes alive with camp, candlelight tour of Fort Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore will present a Living History Camp, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 11 & 12 and Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens, Saturday, Jan. 11. More...

SRIA eyes traffic calming devices on Pensacola Beach

The SRIA's Architectural and Environmental Committee approved spending $12,000 from the Portofino Beautifi- cation Fund to pay for a task order for Baskerville Donovan to create the designs for traffic calming devices. More...


Problems with The Grand Marlin's HVAC unit prompted fire departments to rush to the building on Pensacola Beach at around noon on Tuesday. More...


American Indian Exhibition continues at PMA

The Pensacola Museum of Art (PMA) announced that it is extending its current exhibition, The American Indian: Original Art and Artifacts and Interpretations Through Western Eyes (Selected Works from the Mike and Millie Green Collection; The Bob and N More...

Santa makes an appearance with GB, Midway fire

Ho! Ho! Ho! The Gulf Breeze Fire Department is bringing Santa to area neighborhods this Christmas! He will arrive on December 17 at around 5 p.m.! The rain date for this exciting event will be December 19.  More...

Spread holiday cheer with manatee, sea turtle decals

Those searching for a meaningful holiday gift should consider choosing one that helps protect Florida’s manatees and sea turtles.  With a $5 donation, people can receive a manatee or sea turtle decal from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Cons More...


Lady Dolphin soccer team’s unbeaten streak at 13 games

GBHS records three shutouts at Timberwolf Classic; shutout minute streak now at 227

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer team headed to Tallahassee Friday undefeated. They came back from the Chiles Timberwolf Classic Saturday the same way, shutting out three opponents in less than 24 hours.  More...

Wrestling third at Panther Classic

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin wrestling team placed six of its wrestlers onto the medal stand as they finished third out of 16 teams at the Pelham Panther Classic Saturday in Birmingham.   More...


Thursday, Dec. 12 Boys basketball vs Bay (JV 5, Var. 6:30)   More...


Have You Started Taking Your RMDs?

Throughout your career you have been working hard to save in one or more retirement accounts. More...


Political Cartoon

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Counties finally getting cash

Governor Rick Scott announced this week that eight Northwest Florida counties affected by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill will receive $88 million in BP funds for proposed early restoration projects.  More...

Where else can you build?

Letters to the Editor

Pensacola Beach has already been developed to a point where it needs to be paved over or sprout vertical parking lots in order to support summer traffic and big events.  More...