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Community

Rotary crowns citizens of the year

Zimmern, Zieman take home honors

When one thinks of the citizen of the year, extraordinary volunteerism, community service, work as a difference maker, and neighborly support all come to mind. More...

‘What Patriotism Means to me’

Jasmaine Roberge, an eighth grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School, was the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 1 Patriot’s Pen Contest winner.  The theme for this year’s essay was “What Patriotism Means to Me”.  Roberge More...

St. Francis to host Taize in the Atrium

Please join St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze on Saturday evenings during Lent at 5 p.m. More...

News

Traffic stops busy GBPD

Tuesday, March 4   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  3/4/2014  Dobson, David Glenn, 40, W/M, 3000 block Greenbriar Cir., Gulf Breeze, condit release violation, obstructing justice  Mims, Sylvia Ann, 48, B/F, 1000 block America Ave., Gulf Breeze, vehicular theft  More...

Candidates gearing up for primary election

Several seats are coming up for election this year and candidates are beginning to throw their hats in the ring.  Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole has two opponents for his District 2 seat. More...

Sports

Overtime district win caps 3-0 week

Beck goal gives GB first district win

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin lacrosse team got a goal from Chris Beck with 2.1 seconds left in overtime as they beat Lincoln 5-4 Friday in Gulf Breeze. It was the Dolphins’ first win in district play after an 0-4 start.  More...

Gulf Breeze ­Junior Golf League ­looking for a few good golfers

If you’re an experienced youth golfer, the Gulf Breeze Junior Golf League is looking for you.  Tammy Davenport is in the ­process of forming the GBJGL for the second year. More...

I got it...

Joe Snider cuts in front of Craig Dakauskas to make a catch for the Wave 11-under team Saturday at Shoreline Park. Look for more from the Battle of the Bay Tournament on Page 8C. More...

Health

Family itching to be rid of pinworms

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: Two of my children, a boy in the second grade and a girl in kindergarten, have been scratching their behinds for a week.  I mentioned this to my neighbor, and she said they probably have pinworms. More...

Home & Garden

Poverty strikes 18 percent of Gulf Breeze homes

Bridges Out of Poverty helps break the cycle of crisis, survival and reactive mode

You may have seen a person using food stamps at the grocery store and wondered how she could afford her fresh manicure, her designer handbag and her Iphone 5. More...

Project Grad seeks donations

When the Gulf Breeze High seniors walk across the stage to accept their diplomas, they have one thing on their minds … celebrating.  More...

Attorney offers $5,000 reward for ballot theft information

Theft didn’t affect results, supervisor of elections says

Last June 10, as two candidates sought Rep. Clay Ford’s seat, two masked men broke into the South Santa Rosa Annex and stole two safes containing ballots for the House District 2 special election. More...

Legals

Legals

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE REPRESENTATION  The Board of Directors of Harbourtown Merchants Association will receive bids from qualified commercial real estate agents to list property owned by the HMA.   More...

GB family urges Fla. pot bill

A bill that recently passed in the House Criminal Justice Committee could be on its way to becoming a law that could potentially help a local child, and others, who suffer from excessive seizures.   More...

Donors bolster charity after ‘Party’ cancels

When the alcohol-driven party show Party Down South eyed the Pensacola Beach area, protestors took to Facebook quickly to ensure the show never laid foot on the familyfriendly white sands.  More...

Events

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Island News

We all shed. What do you leave behind?

Our cat, Gus, sleeps a lot. He sleeps in my closet on a suitcase. He sleeps on a fluffy rug in Emma’s room, but his favorite spot right now is on the corner of our bed. More...

Park to celebrate Pensacola fort engineer Chase

In 2010, local author Dave Walby set out to answer a simple question, where is William Henry Chase buried? More...

Entertainment

Home Improvement star pursues higher cause

Q: Can you tell me what Patricia Richardson has been up to lately? I loved her on “Home Improvement” and “The West Wing,” but I haven’t seen her in anything lately. -- Joy T., via email   More...

African ancestry featured at two events

The public is invited to “Who Are Your People,” two free events featuring nationally recognized geneticist, Rick Kittles, on discovering African ancestry, Saturday, March 15.  A meet and greet reception for Dr. More...

| WEEK OF March 13 - March 19|

Friday, March 14  n Go Irish on the Island  Friday, March 14 - Monday, March 17 Pensacola Beach   More...

School

Olympians continue winning streak

GBHS Science Olympiad team heading to state competition in Orlando

On February 8, a group of students from the Gulf Breeze High School Science Olympiad Team competed in the Science Olympiad regional competition at the University of West Florida. More...

Optimist Club selects essay contest winners

Winners of the Optimist Club Essay Contest, from left, are first place winner Meriah Valk, second place winner Amara Ejikemeuwa and third place winner Callie Craighead. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, march 13  GBA Chamber Breakfast, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m., La Brisa, Reservations Requested 932-7888.  Commissioner Regular, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center Board Room   More...

Business

Report: National Seashore boosts local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,882,284 visitors to the Florida sites of Gulf Islands National Seashore in 2012 spent $155.64 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,087 jobs in the local area,  More...

Karen Cook Realty joins ResortQuest

ResortQuest Real Estate, a real estate leader in Northwest Florida for over 36 years, today announced that Karen Cook and her team of real estate professionals have joined the company.  The Karen Cook Realty office currently located at 731 Pens More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

It’s not the bag’s fault

Letters to the Editor

That darn plastic bag! It’s in trouble again. More...

On the Spot:

“Would you rather drink tap water or bottled water?”

“When I’m at home I drink tap water but anywhere else I drink bottled” -Callie Schulte More...