February 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Granny charged in escape

A 28-year-old’s getaway plan was foiled after he was caught by Gulf Breeze Police hitching a ride in the back of his 74-year-old grandmother’s four-door Honda down Highway 98.  A driver called in a report to police after noticing tha More...

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IMPACT 100 goes to Flora-Bama

The Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Co-owners, Pat Mc- Clellan, John McInnis, Cameron Price and Joe Gilchrist, sent an invitation to the IMPACT ladies recently. They asked them to hold an event at their facility on Wednesday February 12. More...

JazzFest continues in March

JazzFest Goes On! Jazz Society of Pensacola presents many sessions in February and March.  More...

Gulf Breeze Hospital Gift Boutique

You are invited to an afternoon tea on Friday, February 28 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The GB Hospital Gift Boutique is unveiling their Downton Abbey Jewelry line. It would be delightful you wore your hat and gloves for this special occasion. More...


FHP report: Car hits building

A 39-year-old Navarre resident was charged with Careless Driving by Florida Highway Patrol after his SUV collided with a fence and a building at the corner of Natures Way and Highway 98 on Monday.  The driver of the SUV, Calvin Bohannon suffered More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies  2/11/2014  Cauley, Andria Leigh, 38, 1200 block of Sanibel Lane, Gulf Breeze, accessory after the fact of a 1st degree felony, accessory after the fact of a 2nd degree felony  More...

County decides on spot for courthouse

After months of negotiations and seemingly endless appearances on the county’s meeting schedule, the highly anticipated Santa Rosa County Judicial Center’s new location has finally found firm footing.  When the County Commissioners&r More...


Doerr takes seventh at state meet

Staviski goes 1-2 in 126-pound class; Blake goes 0-2 in 138-pound class

GBHS junior Blake ­Doerr won two and lost two matches to finish ­seventh in the 145-pound class at the 2A state ­wrestling meet last weekend in Lakeland. ­Doerr was one of three ­Dolphin wrestlers that competed.   More...


Thursday, Feb. 20 Boys lacrosse vs. Chiles, 4 p.m. Baseball at West Florida, 6 p.m. Tennis at Bay, 2:30 p.m. Ninth grade/JV  More...


Thursday, Feb. 13 Milton softball 9, Lady Dolphins 5 Dolphin tennis 7, Arnold 0 Lady Dolphin tennis 7, Arnold 0   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, February 20  Library Advisory Committee, 4 p.m. County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...


Thursday, Feb. 20  ‘Extremophiles’ Closing Reception  5 to 7 p.m. WUWF Radio 88 Gallery, Bldg. 88 on UWF Campus Photography by UWF Professor Wade Jeffrey 850.474.2787  Ice Hockey   More...

Home & Garden


Scientist Wade Jeffrey captures beauty in the harshest climates on earth

On his mission to examine extremophiles or organisms that thrive despite extreme conditions such as cold, heat or dryness, Gulf Breeze resident and University of West Florida Professor Wade Jeffrey found something else: beautiful subjects. More...

Moms sell kids’ stuff at resale event

MOM2MOM kids’ resale event was started 16 years ago in the garage of two local Pensacola moms. More...

Almanac works in mysterious ways

Have you noticed the red bud trees blooming or that Orion is lower on the horizon? These are signs of spring’s warm promise coming. More...

Filling big shoes

Dick Fulford. Bob Harriman. More...

Autopsy: Drowning accidental

The Florida Medical Examiner’s Office in Pensacola has deemed the drowning death of a former Baptist CFO “accidental”, according to a report released last week.  Chief Medical Examiner Andrea Minyard, M.D. More...

Associates foil CVS robbery

An Oak Ridge Drive resident got more than he bargained for when he walked into the Tiger Point CVS Pharmacy on February 16 armed with a crowbar. More...



Island News

SRIA loans $100k to promote concert

SRIA dives into uncharted waters to loan funds to hire talent for Labor Day Weekend R&B Concert

William “Cadillac” Banks finally got his request for $100,000 to help with his 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Summer Festival on Pensacola Beach approved last week at the Santa Rosa Island Authority.  More...

Relay for Life teams plan events in March

Beach Breeze Relay for Life teams are announcing magical March events that all are invited to come to and enjoy while they help raise funds to fight cancer!  The Innisfree Team is presenting “Sunday Family Fun Day” on March 9th at th More...


Rotary Club gearing up for Gumbo Cook Off

It is possible to have a great time and accomplish great deeds at the same time during the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club Gumbo Cook off! It only happens once each year, and the March 29 event is just around the corner.  More...

Boland came of age in show business

Q: I am so into the CW show “Reign,” and I wondered about the actress who plays Clarissa. Can you tell me what else she has been in? -- Mary Ellen F., via email   More...

‘Nebraska’ is heartfelt and moving

Alexander Payne may not be widely known, but he should be. He’s already directed fantastic dramas like “About Schmidt” and “The Descendants,” proving he knows what he’s doing. More...


Students give back

Students at Gulf Breeze High School in the Diversified Career Technology class, ROTC, Yearbook, Science (class), and the Key Club put together gift baskets for area Hospice patients for Valentine’s Day. More...

Bookout named to Dean’s List

Haley Bookout named to Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University.  Haley Bookout, , a Gulf Breeze High School graduate, was named to the Fall 2013 Dean’s List at Wake Forest University in Salem, NC, where she attends college.& More...

GBHS Key Club members ‘define’ what it means to give

The Gulf Breeze High School Key Club vice President, John Stopper, requested a grant for $ 666.66 from the Florida Key Club District.  The club applied for the Florida Opportunity Fund Grant ( FLOF) and it was granted on October 6, 2013.  A More...


Mary Margaret Hughes Snyder

Snyder, Mary Margaret (MM) Hughes passed away in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend to many. More...


Nutrition and the Elderly

Healthy eating is important at any age, however, the elderly are at an increased risk for nutrient deficiencies.  Unintentional weight loss and malnutrition are common problems that affect the elderly. More...


Dust mites can stir up allergies

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: What’s all this about dust mites? Do they carry disease? How do we kill them? A baseball bat? -- R.H.  More...


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Protect yourself this tax season

With the 2014 tax filing season underway, millions of Floridians have begun sorting through bank statements, receipts and W-2 forms to prepare this year’s filings for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).  More...

Your opinions matter

Over the past few weeks, I have listened to a growing number of Northwest Floridians who have strong opinions about the medical use of cannabis, or marijuana. More...