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Resident: Vehicle burglaries ongoing

A Bahama Bay Club condominium owner says that car burglaries have been rampant over the past several months in the condominium complex, and residents are allegedly not reporting the incidents to law enforcement.  More...

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Flashbacks

30 Years Ago August 9, 1984  During Fall registration in 1984, Pensacola Junior College announced that it would be offering a motorcycle rider safety course.  20 Years Ago August 4, 1994   More...

Camellia Club season kicks off

The Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) will begin its fall season with an evening picnic social meeting on Tuesday, August 19 at the home of a member in Star Lake. PCC President Paul Bruno said, “This is the beginning of our fiscal year. More...

:Where is the best place to take photos in Gulf Breeze?

Julie Arnold: LaBrisa restaurant. The best sunset photos along with meal.  Cindy Lane Sluder: Well it certainly isn’t the monument at the Gulf Breeze end of the bridge.   More...

News

Another one bites the dust

Old service station to be razed

The community development agency is going to help Robert Rinke of Levin-Rinke Realty demolish a former BP station located at the intersection of Shoreline Drive and Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Mayor Beverly Zimmern said the city will help with one-hal More...

Studers to donate property to city

The city accepted a donation of two lots located on the corner of Pensacola Beach Road and Soundview Trail from Quint and Rishy Studer. More...

City Hall getting minor face lift

The Gulf Breeze City Hall is showing its age, and according to Mayor Beverly Zimmern is in “dire” need of improvements as its flooring has been compromised several times due to wear and tear.  More...

Obituaries

JOHN THAYER BURR

John Thayer Burr passed peacefully in his sleep the evening of July 25, 2014 at the age of 94. He was a gentle, generous man who loved his family, friends, and helping others. More...

PATRICIA J “PAT” TAYLOR

1943 ­— 2014

The world lost an amazing woman and heaven gained an angel. Pat saw the beauty in all people and things around her in the world. More...

JANE SILLING FOARD

Jane Silling Foard, 92, of Sarasota, Florida, died on July 22, 2014. Born August 12th, 1921, in Philadelphia, PA, she lived in Ocean City, NJ. May 16, 1942, she married John Stager Foard, USNR. More...

Home & Garden

Pensacola State College is making an impact on Gulf Breeze

The largest institute of higher learning in the Florida panhandle has 15,000 students, offers AA degrees, bachelor’s degrees and workforce training programs. More...

Live carefree at Sailwind Condominiums in Gulf Breeze

Smack in the middle of Gulf Breeze, Sailwind condominiums are walking distance to A rated Gulf Breeze schools, library, recreation fields, community center, nature trails, boat launch and only five minutes to Pensacola Beach and Pensacola  More...

Private hideaway in GB proper

Classic Hollywood greets pure Florida in this beautiful waterfront home in Gulf Breeze Proper.  Located in a secluded cul de sac, a gated driveway leads uphill to the home itself. More...

Portofino reducing feral cat population

The uninvited guests of the Portofino Towers have earned themselves a one-way ticket off of Santa Rosa Island to a place where they are more welcome.  For several years, feral cats made themselves at home at the Portofino Island Resort, causing More...

Cell phones OK’d for use in school

Cell phones being carried by students won’t have to be hidden any more in Santa Rosa County Schools. The district is changing cell phone policies beginning this school year, according to Asst. Superintendent of curriculum Bill Emerson. More...

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Island News

Broken window offers chance to reflect

I was in a hurry when I backed the camper into the A-loop at Fort Pickens. It was the weekend following Father’s Day and I was ready to try out my new “mini” Big Green Egg. More...

Escambia OKs $8.5M loan to renourish beach

Santa Rosa Island Authority Chair Tammy Bohannon was pleased and relieved, she said, when she heard the final unanimous vote last Thursday of the Escambia County Commission approving a loan of about $8.5 million to the SRIA.  More...

Entertainment

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ a re-watchable movie

A year ago Marvel Studios created quite a bit of conversation after announcing a film adaptation of one of their lesser known comic book properties, that being “Guardians of the Galaxy.” I know most of you were wondering, myself included, More...

LaNasha to return to late night television

Q: The last time I saw the gorgeous and talented Katherine LaNasa was in the NBC nighttime drama “Deception.” I just loved her character of Adriana. Can you tell me when/where I can see her again? -- Jennifer G., via email  More...

School

GB Middle School orientation Friday, August 15

Gulf Breeze Middle School will hold its Orientation for the 2014-15 school year on Friday, August 15.  School starts on Monday, August 18. School hours are 7:30 a.m. until 1:36 p.m.  More...

Students must enroll now for Pensacola State's fall semester

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 18

It’s not too late to register for Pensacola State College fall classes that begin Aug. 18. More...

Sports

Can Gators get their chomp back in 2014?

Florida facing loads of questions, extremely tough schedule

After last season’s disastrous 4-8 record – the least number of wins for Florida since going winless in 1979 – the Gators can likely only improve in 2014. More...

Lax Chix end season with tourney win

The Lax Chix have been close before, playing in a ­championship game the month before in Decatur, Ala.  But in Panama City Beach, it was their turn as the avenged two pool play losses to win the ­Panama City Beach Lax Blast July 27.  More...

Dolphins basketball team host camp

Two dozen local male ­basketball players spent about a dozen hours between July 21-24 ­improving their skills with the Dolphin basketball team. Jason Thompson| Gulf Breeze News More...

Health

Heart risk: Like father, like son

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69. Two years ago, I had a heart attack followed by double bypass surgery; two vessels on the back of my heart were blocked.  I had no symptoms. My doctor, family, friends and I were stunned. More...

Opinion

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People with disabilities are people too

People should know that, in this world, people with disabilities are people too. More...

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Legals

Legals

NOTICE TO BIDDERS HOUSING REHABILITATION  The Board of County Commissioners of Santa Rosa County, Florida will receive bids from qualified licensed contractors for the rehabilitation of the residence located at 5332 Conecuh Street, Milton, More...