April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Man dies after weightlifting

A young Gulf Breeze man passed away from an injury he obtained while working out at a local gym back on March 19, and local law enforcement were credited for trying to save the man’s life.  More...

Midway battles vehicle fire

Midway firefighters battled an SUV fire in the Crane Cove subdivision early Tuesday morning. More...

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Pallermo on his way to states

Editor’s Note: The Gulf Breeze News incorrectly stated the nature of the competition in last week’s paper. More...

Broxson to host citrus canker workshop

In order to prevent the spread of citrus canker in Santa Rosa County and neighboring areas, Representative Doug Broxson (R–Midway) is hosting a public workshop for residents on Tuesday, April 15 at 6 p.m. at the Tiger Point Community Center. More...

Donate to thank local teachers

Once a year, Gulf Breeze area teachers get treated to a free lunch as a token of appreciation for their work educating our children.  This year, the event will occur on Monday April 21, the day after Easter.   More...


DOH releases county health rankings

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognizes the value in measuring health outcomes and today acknowledged the 5th annual County Health Rankings & Roadmaps tool released by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johns More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies   3/27/2014  Cowles, Ronald Charles, 51, W/M, 7000 block Webster St., Navarre, moving traffic violation  Medina, Dominique NMN, 20, H/M, 3000 block Bob Tolbert Rd., Navarre, probation violation   More...

Officers recognized for DUI arrests

The Gulf Breeze Police Department recently announced that three of its officers were recognized by the Northwest Florida Chapter Of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) for being diligent in their enforcement of DUI’s in the City of Gulf Breeze More...


Go west, young man

2010 GBHS graduate Lively to start season at Advanced-A Bakersfield

By the time this edition of Gulf Breeze News went to the printer, Ben Lively was living in a hotel out in California. More...

Play ball!

Wahoos open Season 3 tonight at home

The Pensacola Blue Wahoos kick off their third season tonight with the first of five games with the Tennessee Smokies (Cubs Double-A affiliate).  While player development tops the Wahoos’ wish list in 2014, second year Wahoo manager has an More...


Thursday, April 3 Tennis at District 1-2A meet Baseball vs. Jay, 6:30 p.m. Ninth grade, JV baseball at Escambia (4:30/7 p.m.)  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

thursday, april 3  North End Tourist Development Committee, 8:30 a.m., SRC Chamber of Commerce  Monday, april 7   More...

Home & Garden

A passion for ART

Creative types gather for Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival and Jef Bond’s Art party

Though Friday‘s weather was foreboding, the sun came out on Saturday and provided a perfect opportunity for strolling and browsing at the 20th annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival. More...

Compost for optimal plant nutrition

April is one of the prettiest months. Colors of new growth are rich and vibrant. The sunlight hours and the rain combine to allow rapid and beautiful renewal of nature’s wardrobe.  More...



NOTICE OF GENERAL ELECTION  **OFFICIAL**  I, Ken Detzner, Secretary of State of the State of Florida, do hereby give notice that a GENERAL ELECTION will be held in SANTA ROSA County, State of Florida, on the FOURTH day of NOVEMBER, 2014, A. More...

Six-lane 98?

You heard right, US (Highway) 98 is getting six lanes. The news came out of Tallahassee late last month, according to Santa Rosa County transportation planner Shawn Ward.  There is a catch though. More...

Stem cell lab getting closer to reality

The quest to establish a world class regenerative tissue laboratory in the Andrews Research and Education Institute (AREI) is still underway as the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Board of Directors plans to authorize $350,000, subject to an agr More...

Women hit, injured in accident

A man suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs rear ended a vehicle Sunday morning, forcing Gulf Breeze Police to shut down lanes on Highway 98 at around 2 a.m.  More...

Biker in critical condition

A motorcyclist is in critical condition after he struck a curb on Highway 98 near the SR 87 intersection and overturned at around 8:22 p.m. on Saturday.  More...



Island News

Beach tax ruling raises many questions

The Santa Rosa Island Authority held an emergency special meeting last week when a decision from the Florida Supreme Court was announced that will impact not only the future of that board, but the future of every resident, business and visitor to Pen More...

Remember the downtrodden as you remember Jesus

Clarence was homeless. His hair was unkept and he needed a shave. The nicotine stains on his fingers were reflected by the dirt and oil on his shirt. His pants were held together with safety pins and toes poked out of the sides of his worn sneakers. More...


‘The Monuments Men’ a great escape

George Clooney is one of, if not the most, prolific actors of this decade and has definitely made his imprint on Hollywood. More...

Experience Pensacola and all that jazz...

The 31st Pensacola Jazz Festival in Pensacola will be a celebration of jazz — with many styles being presented.  The two-day free festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. More...

| WEEK OF April 3 - April 9|

Friday, April 4  n 2014 ‘Joyful Journey’ Extraordinary Women Conference  Friday, April 4 - Saturday, April 5 Pensacola Bay Center   More...


Gulf Breeze High School's third nine week Honor Roll announced

Mr. Jason W. Weeks, principal of Gulf Breeze High School, is pleased to ­announce the Honor Roll for the third nine-weeks grading period of the 2013- 14 school year.  More...

Swan songs

Seniors Tyler Fisher (above, left) performs for the GBHS Percussion team, while Miranda Andews (right) performs for the GBHS Winterguard recently. More...

Oriole Beach Elementary Honor Roll revealed

Mrs. Dawn Alt, Principal, Mr. Joshua McGrew, Assistant ­Principal, and the Oriole Beach Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A Honor Roll  Second Grade  Mrs. More...


Nellie Moses Servold Pearson

1938 -2014

Nellie Pearson, 75, a long term resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away on March 10, 2014 surrounded by members of her family .  Nell was born on September 1st, 1938 in San Benito, Texas. More...


Excessive exercise, cold air can cause asthma attacks

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. DONOHUE: I have a 13-year-old boy who’s having asthma attacks. At least, that’s what they sound like to me. It started early this year when the weather was still cold. He plays or practices baseball three times a week.  More...


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Senate getting to work

The Florida Senate recently passed several pieces of priority legislation including: Senate Bill 542, by Senator Jeff Brandes (R-St.  More...

On the Spot:

“Should golf carts be allowed on beach roads?”

“It would be nice, but too unsafe during tourist season.” Sherrie Jazan Gulf Breeze More...