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Holley-Navarre seniors plan NYE party

The Holley-Navarre Seniors Association is planning a New Year’s Eve Party on Tuesday, Dec. 31. Tickets are still for sale in the office. The price is $15 and includes party favors and light refreshments. Social Time is 8:30 p.m. More...

FLASHBACKS

1 Year Ago December 20, 2012 GBHS graduate Gwendolyn Oxenham authored the book Finding the Game, a documentary about herself and a group of friends adventuring around the world playing pick-up soccer games. 5 Years Ago December 18, 2008 More...

Former police chief receives honor

The United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) recently announced that former Gulf Breeze Police Chief Peter Paulding was inducted into the Hall of Fame for 2013.  Paulding and cyclist Pamala Fernandes were inducted at the annual Common More...

News

City considers TPGC improvements

The city council has a lot to consider concerning the future of the Tiger Point Golf Course (TPGC) after a special workshop was held before last Wednesday’s Executive Meeting. More...

Ogletree receives designation of Certified Economic Developer

Shannon Ogletree, Santa Rosa County Economic Development Office Director has earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer, a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development from the International Econ More...

Delays continue along Hwy 98

Widening 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 from now until December 20.  More...

Sports

Dolphin soccer suffers first loss

Goal with six minutes left gives Chiles 2-1 win

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team gave up a goal in the final minutes of a 2-1 loss to Chiles Saturday at the Capital City Classic. More...

The Wight stuff

In a matter of hours on Dec. 11, Zoe Wight took second place in the 139 lb. More...

Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 19 Boys Soccer vs West Florida (JV 5:30, Var. 7:30) Girls Soccer vs West Florida (JV 5:30, Var. 7:30) Girls Basketball at Jay Christmas Classic   More...

Health

Bad breath can be tamed with zinc products

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: My husband tells me I have bad breath.  I have seen my dentist and done all the things I was told to do, but there hasn’t been any improvement.  I have tried many mouthwashes, without success. What more can I do? More...

Opinion

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A community unlike any other

Every so often I run across a person who is so giving, it warms my heart.  Before I came aboard at Gulf Breeze News, I didn’t see enough giving going on, especially around the holiday season. More...

Jobs are the real issue

Letters to the Editor

Americans are floundering until the economy recovers. More...

County eyeing road safety

In a recent request for the implementation of multi-way stops at two intersections along Redwood Lane, the Santa Rosa Shores Homeowners‘ Association reminded the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners of the tragic case from early spring when More...

Rate hikes OKed

After receiving no public input at the advertised public hearing, the city voted to increase the water and sewer rates of its utility costumers in the City of Gulf Breeze and sewer rates for utility customers in the South Santa Rosa Utility System.&n More...

Events

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Island News

Turtle friendly lights to adorn Casino Beach

Pensacola Beach will be getting a lot of new lights in the public Casino Beach parking lot soon, and it won’t cost the Santa Rosa Island Authority a penny.  More...

Many feel the absence of the season

One of my favorite Christmas jokes goes like this: “You know that there are only 25 letters in the alphabet during the holiday season, right? More...

Entertainment

Ballet Pensacola brings visions of Sugar Plums

Ballet Pensacola invites everyone to experience the magic of “The Nutcracker” at the historic Saenger Theatre Dec. 20 and 21 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 22 at 1:30 p.m.  More...

BBBS offers chance to give back to community

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is in need of mentors. More...

Pensacola with Kids hosts first PWK Toy Trade

Pensacola with Kids is hosting the 1st PWK Toy Trade to help parents and grandparents get toys they need for their kids in exchange for the toys their kids no longer play with. The PWK Toy Trade will be held on Saturday, Dec., 21 from 3 p.m. More...

School

ORIOLE BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Junior Optimist Club members at Oriole Beach Elementary School collected over 1,300 cans of food in one day, which will be distributed to people in the area who need them. More...

Coat Drive

Oriole Beach Elementary School students helped collect coats for their annual Junior Optimist Club Coat Drive. More...

GBES students wish The Villas residents Happy Holidays

First Grade students from Gulf Breeze Elementary School brought Christmas joy to the residents at The Villas by reading Christmas stories and passing out ornaments they made in their classrooms. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19  CDBG Citizens Advisory Task Force, 2 p.m., Human Resources Conference Room CDBG Public Hearing, 2:45 p.m., Human Resources Conference Room  MONDAY, DECEMBER 23   More...

Home & Garden

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth

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Freezing temps require special plant care

December, January and February bring the coldest temperatures to the Gulf Coast, but our averages can be misleading. More...