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Flashbacks

30 Years Ago August 16, 1984  Larry Pearson proposed a holding cell to hold prisoners before taking them to Milton. This may have saved the city $100,000. More...

: Why do you choose to live in Gulf Breeze?

Sarah Lang: Schools.  Warren Hanna: Schools, community, convenience (to beaches and downtown Pensacola).  Johnny Owen: Beach and surrounding waters.  Gary Ballard: No Ebola!   More...

Green Thumbs Up

Median work continue along Highway 98 just outside of the city limits. United Peninsula Association helped push the beautification project, which is one of ten in the works along Highway 98. More...

News

Bigger budget for school district

The Santa Rosa County School District got a nice unexpected surprise deposited into their bank last week that will give the district quite a financial boost for this school year.  More...

Kayak, paddle boards stolen

Gulf Breeze Police

Wednesday, Aug. 6   Police responded to the report of a stolen motor bike from Bahama Bay Condominiums. The victim said the motor bike was stolen any time between August 4 and August 6. The white LHJ motorcycle was valued at $500. More...

WIC services expand

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program is expanding the services offered at the Gulf Breeze Campus of Pensacola State College, 5075 Gulf Breeze Parkway, in Gulf Breeze. More...

School

Program gears up for school year

Two bags of Ramen Noodles, two packets of instant oatmeal, a piece of fruit and a breakfast bar.  To some children in the area, that’s their lifeline for an entire weekend. More...

Program to help kids stay in school

Santa Rosa County School District is starting a program to hopefully help students stay in school and educate their parents as to the importance of students not missing school – even at the kindergarten level. More...

Back to School Bash to be held this Saturday

In an effort to assist local students in the Santa Rosa County area prepare for school, a free community event supplying students with free school supplies is being held at 4048 Avalon Boulevard in Milton, next to Martial Arts America on August 16 fr More...

Obituaries

James Edward Martin, Jr.

James Edward Martin, Jr. (Jimmy) of Gulf Breeze, left for a greater place with God Saturday, August 9, 2014.  More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

August

Thursday 14  GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m. More...

Health

Annoying ear twitch won’t effect hearing

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past eight months, I have had a twitch in the inside of my right ear. I can hear it twitching, and I can feel it. More...

Home & Garden

Elevated home RISES ABOVE

Hurricanes and flooding seem to be a normal part of life along the Gulf Coast.  More...

Secluded Retreat on the Bay

Nestled under a canopy of live oaks directly on the Bay in Gulf Breeze, this custom built property offers all of the benefits of privacy and seclusion but is conveniently located within minutes to shopping, hospitals, great schools, downtown Pensacol More...

Randel says it’s time to plant your fall garden

It is still hot, the bugs are hungry and the humidity is high. If you have covered and amended your soil it is time to do the soil prep for planting. More...

Legals

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY CIVIL ACTION CASE NO. 13001216CAM   More...

Fisherman found deceased

A body that washed ashore near Fort Pickens Friday night marked the third boating-related drowning this year in the two-county area.  The body of Todd Wooley, Sr., 62, of Pensacola washed ashore the coastline near Fort Pickens after he allegedly More...

School bells ring

Have a child that’s heading back to school? Here’s what you need to know

The summer break is coming to an end as Santa Rosa County students report back to school on Monday, Aug. 18.  The school year brings a change in leadership at Gulf Breeze Middle School. More...

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Island News

Bay Breeze is a great place to get well

SENIOR LIVING

Located next to the Winn-Dixie on Highway 98, Bay Breeze Senior Living and Rehabilitation Center has become one of the highest rated rehab centers in Northwest Florida.  More...

Fresenius opens dialysis center

After months of remodeling the former Regions bank branch at Highway 98 and Gondolier Drive, Fresenius Medical Care hosted an open house Thursday, Aug. More...

Entertainment

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ a pure joy... for kids

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” is the perfect example of a movie that isn’t made for me. More...

‘Seed’ to take audiences on a laughable journey

Q: I had been watching this new show on the CW network called “Seed,” and I really liked it. Now I can’t find it anywhere. Can you tell me what happened to it? -- George S., via email  More...

WEEK OF August 14 - August 20

Thursday, August 14  n Thursdays in the Park Thursday, August 14, 6 p.m. More...

Sports

Florida State eyeing history yet again in 2014

Seminoles favored to win inaugural College Football Playoff

There’s no need to beat around the bush here. Florida State has the talent to become the first team to ever go 15-0 and is the favorite to win the inaugural College Football Playoff. More...

Free injury exams for student athletes on Saturdays at the Andrews Institute

Student athletes will soon have access to free injury evaluations by an orthopaedic physician on Saturdays at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.  The Student-Athlete Injury Clinic will be available each Saturday mornin More...

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Business

Minds On Music offers a fresh approach to music lessons

Gulf Breeze residents Thomas and Kelly Koch are happy to announce their new music studio, Minds On Music. More...

Resort Realty continues to break records

Commitment to Community:

1. Real Estate Success  More...

Florist shop, Life is Rosy, open in Gulf Breeze

Everything is coming up roses at Gulf Breeze's newest flower shop, Life is Rosy.  Owners Vicki Terry and Daleton Patterson both are returning to retail sales and floral design after serving in church ministry.  Life is Rosy Floral Designs o More...

Opinion

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Support Legacy Amendment 1

Escambia and Santa Rosa County voters will have an opportunity to prove what they are made of in November’s election. We will have a chance to vote on what is perhaps the most important statewide constitutional amendment in our lifetime. More...

Ebola virus is crippling Africa

Letters to the Editor

Slow responses on the behalf of West African nations and the international community have allowed the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa to transition into a full scale international biohazard. More...