March 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Panera eyes April opening

Both yeast and anticipation are rising for the opening of Panera Bread (Café #1725) at the corner of Highway 98 and Daniel Drive.  Construction started on the site back in January, and the corporately owned site is expected to be completed and o More...

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30 Years Ago March 22, 1984 “Gold Dust,” a musical comedy adaptation of Moliere’s “The Miser,” debutedat the Pensacola Junior College Fine Arts Auditorium on Tuesday, March 27; Music written by Jim Wann, a talented Broa More...

IMPACT to make big announcement

Mark your calendars for a big announcement today, Thursday, March 20 at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart on 12th Ave. in Pensacola from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for IMPACT 100 membership numbers.  More...

Amnesty Day March 29

Amnesty Day, which offers south Santa Rosa County residents the opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste at no charge without having to drive to the Central Landfill in Milton, is scheduled for Saturday, March 29 from 8 a.m. More...


Heigl to return to television with new series

Q: I haven’t seen my favorite actress, Katherine Heigl, in a while. Will she be back on TV soon, or is she a full-fledged movie star now? -- Penny T., via email  More...

‘Tour de Fort’ bicycle ride is today

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced dates for two free archaeology activities offered during spring break. More...

Ice Flyers break SPHL attendance records

The Pensacola Ice Flyers had one of the most historic nights on Saturday that the Southern Professional Hockey League (SPHL) has ever seen. More...


Boys hoops, girls weightlifting win Academic State titles

With 35-point lead, GBHS a near shoo-in to three-peat as 5A state champs

The Gulf Breeze boys ­basketball team won its third consecutive 5A Academic State Championship last week, and with it, moved GBHS closer to winning its third straight state title as a school.  More...


Friday, March 21 Boys lacrosse at Catholic, 7 p.m.   More...


Tuesday, March 11 Lady Dolphin ­softball 5, Rutherford 4 (8 innings)   More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

monday, march 24  Commissioner Committee, 9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center Board Room  GBA Chamber Governmental Affairs Committee Meeting, noon - 1 p.m., GBA Chamber of Commerce   More...


Head and ear noise can drive people crazy

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have tinnitus. It sounds like roaring in my head. I take gabapentin for it. Do you know of anything else for it? -- E.A.  More...

Home & Garden

20th Annual Festival 2014

The white tents are going to be erected in the parking lot of Gulf Breeze High School, the artists will fill them up with pottery, oil painting, jewelry, sculpture, watercolors and more, and the people will come, by the thousands.  More...

Evolution vs. Creationism

Midway Baptist presenting a speaker who says “The Answers are in Genesis”

There are many theories to how the world began and how human beings formed. More...

Plant your ‘salad’ garden for spring

Today is the equinox, the equality of daylight to night. The days start getting longer, the birds sing louder and the renewal of growth has a magic all its own.  More...



NOTICE OF SALE  Breeze Mini Storage at 3036 Gulf Breeze Parkway will have an auction on March 28, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. The sale is for personal property in Unit 329 belonging to David Crawley, Jr. and Unit 305 belonging to Floyd Lussier. More...

Gulf Breeze to enforce parking ordinance

No clear count for number of violators yet

There may be a growing number of parking violations on the city’s roll because this week the City of Gulf Breeze began issuing parking tickets to those in violation of the newly passed ordinance regarding the parking and storing of vehicles in More...

Local earns Bronze Star

A local Air Force Captain was recently honored with an award for his incomparable efforts he put forth while stationed in Afghanistan. More...

FCAT 2.0 to be replaced next year

In August 2013, Governor Rick Scott’s discussions with Florida’s top education leaders and bipartisan stakeholders regarding the sustainability and transparency of the state’s accountability system ultimately resulted in the issuanc More...



Island News

SRIA asking Governor to increase state budget $8.5M for Pensacola Beach renourishment

Santa Rosa Island Authority is asking for your help. The SRIA board wants you to contact – actually, to lobby – your state legislators, including Governor Rick Scott, to send about $8.5 million to Pensacola Beach this fiscal year. More...

Spark your creativity ... go paint a duck

Just above our refrigerator and to the right, hangs a colorful painting of a crab. My motherin law, Glenda, was admiring the reds, yellows, and blues that made it so vibrant.  More...

Andrews gets new imaging device

Andrews Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center is the first medical practice in the state of Florida to offer weight bearing CT imaging services for the foot and ankle.  More...


Courthouse debate heating up

Commissioner Melvin pushes East Milton location

Over the past year, plans to choose a new location for the Santa Rosa County Judicial Center has held quite the presence on the County’s meeting calendar. More...

St. Patrick’s Day keeps police busy

The week leading up to and including St. Patrick’s Day saw its share of drug and alcohol arrests in the city of Gulf Breeze. It was also the start of spring break for Santa Rosa Schools, which continues through this weekend. More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   3/12/2014  Hernandez, Efrain Parra, 26, H/M, 1000 block Presidio St., Navarre, kidnapfalse imprisonment, obstructing justice  More...


Applications open for Pensacola State scholarships

Applications are available now for the Pensacola Pledge Scholars program that is open to public high school seniors who live within Pensacola City limits.  More...

GBMS band to host show March 27

Gulf Breeze Middle School band students will perform for “One Sweet Night” during their annual fundraiser.  The event is March 27 at 6:30 p.m. More...

Renfroe earns top honor

Gulf Breeze High senior art student SaraJane Renfroe won this year’s Congressional Art Show. Renfroe’s work will be displayed in the halls of Congress for the next year. More...


Jane A. Vance Morris

Jane A. Vance Morris, 86, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away on Thursday, March 13, 2014.   Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. Rose Lawn Funeral Home is handling arrangements. More...


Saving is good, but it’s not investing

It’s a good thing to have some savings. When you put the money in a low-risk account, you can be pretty sure it will be readily available when you need it. More...


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Bill creates school technology fund

The Florida Senate Subcommittee on Education Appropriations, chaired by Senator Bill Galvano (R-Bradenton), recently passed Senate Bill 790, Education; SB 1148, Postsecondary Education; and SB 1642, Education Accountability. More...

A lot is being done in the legislature

Every year, I look forward to working with the Legislature in an effort to increase efficiencies and keep more money in the pockets of hard-working Floridians. More...