January 16, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

PETA: No permit for Zoo

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has filed formal concerns to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) opposing a recent application sent to the agency by the Gulf Breeze Zoo requesting a permit to breed endangered animals.  More...

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Garden club to donate tree, message board to city

In this first month of the New Year, a new tree will be planted. The Driftwood Garden Club will celebrate Arbor Day tomorrow, Jan. 17, at 10 a.m. at Hodges Park at the corner of York and Norwich in Gulf Breeze. More...

Rodgerson earns nomination for TOY

The teacher selected from  Gulf Breeze  Elementary  School to be considered for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year is Mike Rodgerson.  Mr. More...

SREF pick s TOY semifinalists

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. More...


Man steals from parents to purchase oxycodone

A Gulf Breeze man is behind bars after he allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of items from his own parents over the course of nine months and then pawned the items in order to purchase oxycodone.  More...

MLK Jr. Day office closures

The following offices and departments will close Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours of operation resume Tuesday, Jan. 21. More...

Gulf Breeze Police juggle DUIs

Tuesday, Jan. 7   John Chabal, 63 of Gulf Breeze, was arrested for DUI at 12:14 a.m  At 10:59 a.m. a wedding or engagement ring was reported to the Gulf Breeze Police Department after being found on the 100 block of Highpoint Drive. More...


Rayco Stamenkovich

Feb. 2, 1947 – Jan. 8, 2014

Rayco Stamenkovich, of Gulf Breeze, Fla., born in Italy to Serbian parents, lived his youth in Lima, Peru before coming to America. More...

Robert B. Claud, Sr.

Robert B. Claud, Sr., 80, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014.  Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday at Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   More...

Anne Sekerka Hanline

1922 – 2013

Anne Sekerka Hanline passed away peacefully in her sleep December 28, 2013. Anne was born June 10, 1922, in Toledo, Ohio, graduating from Waite High School and attending Toledo University. More...


Keep the elderly busy by taking them on outings

The Villas at Gulf Breeze

We all know how difficult it is to be cooped up in the house when the weather is not at its best, but imagine how unsettling it would be if you were stuck in your home day after day. More...

Metcalf joins SH Cardiology

Dr. Randy Metcalf, an experienced, board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon, has joined Sacred Heart Cardiology and will serve as chief of cardiac surgery at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.  More...


Political Cartoon

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Weed legislation is foggy

The beginning of this year saw the first fully-fledged legal weed markets open in America in nearly a century. Lines formed, similar those for a midnight movie premiere. More...

Spend BP funds on water quality and seagrass restoration

The decision on spending $18.7 million of BP Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funds on the construction of a marine fish hatchery will be a test of whether science or politics prevails in deciding how the NRDA funds are spent. More...

Breaking News - 1/22/2014 6:19 PM

Aydelott unfit to stand trial

Teen will be transferred to state mental hospital

William Brandon Aydelott, the 17-year-old Gulf Breeze teen who admitted to bludgeoning his mother to death on Christmas Eve, has been ruled incompetent to stand trial and will be transferred from Santa Rosa County jail to a state mental hospital. More...

One in the oven

Panera bread breaks ground

Dirt has officially been turned at the site to make room for Gulf Breeze’s newest addition, Panera Bread, at the corner of Hwy. 98 and Daniel Drive. More...

Go with the flow

City lights to go on timer

Does it seem that it takes an eternity to get a green light at most intersections in Gulf Breeze? Do you have time to daydream, balance your checkbook and dash off a few texts to friends before turning left from Daniel Drive onto Highway 98?  More...



Island News

P'cola Chamber, Visit Pensacola divide efforts

Tourism development gets a new home

The Greater Pensacola Chamber, the region’s oldest and largest business association devoted to promoting and improving the Greater Pensacola Region through economic improvement, community involvement and workforce development, is splitting with More...

SRIA eyes fronting concert $100K

After discussion on whether to give the 2014 Gulf Coast Summer festival the sponsorship money organizers have requested, the Santa Rosa Island Authority sent the issue back to the attorney and the SRIA committee for more work and review.  More...

Water freezes to the beat of its own drummer

Have you ever noticed that ice floats? "Of course" you say. "I've been living on this planet my whole life. That's the way it works." For a substance to float, means that it has to be less dense than its surrounding liquid. More...


Modern dance troupe SWERVE to perform at Pensacola State

The Pensacola State College Lyceum Series presents the SWERVE/dance Company performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus.  More...

Classical pianist to perform as part of piano series

Sid and Jeannie Kamerman are sharing their life-long love of classical music with the surrounding area through the recently established Kamerman Piano Series at Pensacola State College.  An upcoming concert is bringing renowned, classical pianis More...

Jazz Gumbo is Monday at Phineas Phogg’s

Phineas will be a happening at Phogg’s Room in Seville Quarter, 130 E. Government Street in Pensacola. The event begins Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. More...


Late goal gives Dolphins win, top seed at districts

All the Gulf Breeze Dolphin ­soccer team needed was a tie on ­Saturday against ­Washington to clinch the top seed in next week’s District 1-3A ­Tournament, to be held at Dolphin Stadium. More...


Thursday Jan. 16 Girls soccer vs TBD in District 1- 3A ­championship at Brosnaham Park, 6 p.m. Boys soccer vs Navarre (JV 5:30, Var. 7:30) Boys basketball vs Milton (Ninth grade 4:30  More...


Tuesday, Jan. 7 Choctaw 48, Dolphin ­wrestling 36 Rutherford 73, Dolphin basketball 37   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Tuesday, January 21  County Commission Meeting, 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Commission Chambers, Milton  GB Area Historical Society Board Meeting, 6 p.m., Gulf Breeze Rec Center (Clay Ford Room)   More...


What’s your vision of retirement lifestyle?

When you start out in your career, you’re probably not thinking much about retirement. More...

Home & Garden

It Got Cold

Yard Clippings

In January, we had a hard freeze on the Gulf Breeze Peninsula. The temperature hit a record low of 19 degrees Fahrenheit in Gulf Breeze, and probably lower in the Navarre area. More...

Park offers free admission for MLK holiday

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is coming up once again on the 20th of January. Although no formal celebrations are scheduled in Gulf Breeze, it is a national holiday and is one of nine days where our Gulf Islands National Seashore is fee free. More...

Sweet Potat o Hummus


½ pound sweet potatoes (about 3 medium or 2 large) 1 can (15-ounces) chickpeas, reserve liquid 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice ¼ cup peanut butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 garlic cloves More...



NOTICE TO BIDDERS FRONT-END LOADER WITH RUBBER TIRES  Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida, will receive sealed bids for one front-end loader with rubber tires.   More...