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City: Dunkin’ Donuts coming

Location expected to open mid 2015

The pink and orange logo of the famous donut shop, Dunkin’ Donuts, may soon be seen along Hwy. 98 in Gulf Breeze at the location of the old Benson Complex across from Chick-fil-A.  More...

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Last standing SRBBA member resigns amid talks of toll increase

After heavy pressure from the trustees representing the bondholders to raise the Garcon Point Bridge toll to $ 5 one way, the last standing member of the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority resigned.  After serving on the board for over 12 years, Mo More...

Dec. Calendar of Meetings

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

FELONIES  12/3/2014  Wilson, Kevin Michael, W/M, 30, 8000 block Rynes Cir., Navarre, drug possession  12/4/2014  More...



WEEK OF December 11 - December 17

n Beaches, Creatures and Cowboys: Florida Movie Posters  Now - Feb. 5, Tues. through Sat., 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.  T. T. Wentworth, Jr. More...

‘Citizenfour’ is an important film

The most important film you will see all year -— possibly ever — is “Citizenfour.” This is the single-most ground-breaking documentary I’ve ever laid eyes on, surpassing some of Michael Moore’s greatest works. More...


Lively named Reds’ Minor League Player of the Year

2010 GBHS grad in Cincinnati over weekend for ‘Redsfest’

Ben Lively got an early Christmas present last week from the Cincinnati Chapter of Baseball Writers of America.  The 2010 Gulf Breeze High graduate won the ­Sheldon ‘Chief’ Bender award, given to the Cincinnati Reds’ Minor Leag More...

Football, boys golf win Academic State titles

GBHS’ 56 points the most of any school in state; lead Suncoast by 13 points in Class 5A after fall season

The Gulf Breeze ­football and boys golf teams were named ­Academic State ­Champions last week by the Florida High School Athletic Association.  GBHS, the three-time ­defending Academic State Champions in Class 5A, have 56 points after the fall s More...


Thursday, Dec. 11 Boys basketball vs. Fort Walton Beach (ninth grade 4:30 p.m., JV 5:30 p.m., Var. 7:30)   More...



Local artist Susan Kersch was recently commissioned to create a cut glass window for the Arriba Salon in Harbourtown. The unveiling was held Friday, Nov. 26. More...

Woodlands Medical Specialists show support in Movember

Woodlands Medical Specialists physicians grew beards and mustaches during the month of November, better known as Movember, to support men’s health. More...


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Our citizens don’t want a toll increase

Editor’s Note: This letter, written by Senator Doug Broxson (RGulf Breeze), was sent to Warren Bloom, who acts as the trustee for the Bank of New York Mellon, who represents the bondholders for the Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority.  More...

Plan a holiday budget this year

A simple way to save money and time this holiday season is to make a holiday budget. Waiting until the last minute to make travel arrangements or do your holiday shopping leads to impulse buys and higher prices. More...

Turn lanes are last to be paved

Construction workers with MidSouth Paving, Inc. based out of Pensacola will hold off on paving the degrading turn lanes in the city limits for­— at most— another two weeks.  More...

Optimist Christmas

Lita Brown shops for a fresh cut Christmas tree at Dolphin Stadium with help from Gulf Breeze Optimist member Tom Naile. All of the money the club raises from selling the trees goes right back into the community. More...



Island News

'Tis the season ... to give funny holiday gifts

Let’s take a few minutes and look at the gifts you are buying this Christmas season. There are the family gifts, white elephant gifts, dirty santa gifts, ornament swaps, re-gifts, stocking stuffers and more. More...

Scouts help foster kids

For the past several years, the Cub Scouts of pack 11 participated in the annual Gulf Breeze Christmas parade. This year, consistent with the theme toys on parade, the boys gathered toys to benefit local foster children.  More...

Truck raffle to help sick teen

According to Dr. Seuss, the Grinch had a heart that was two sizes too small. Brian Freeman of Gulf Breeze must have the opposite condition, because he is showing care, compassion and generosity for a family he barely knows. More...


Ringing in the holidays

Students in the Gulf Breeze Elementary School choir sang and played bells for those gathered at the annual lighting of the Christmas tree at Gulf Breeze Hospital last Thursday.   More...

GBMS hosts Geo Bee

Gulf Breeze Middle School held the preliminary round of its Geography Bee last Friday. The final leg of the competition is taking place tomorrow at the school. More...

How does Santa get into a house without a chimney?

Gulf Breeze News asked students at Oriole Beach Elementary School about Jolly Old St. Nick this year. One of the questions they were asked was “How does Santa get into a house without a chimney?” These were their answers.   More...


Community to help homeless through concert event

Living in America is a privilege. Most of us enjoy having plenty to eat, a closet full of clothes and money in the bank to buy gifts for our family and friends. But what about the 636,017 people who have no place to call home? More...

Home & Garden

Dogwood Garden Club hosts fundraiser

The “Dogwooders” sure know how to hold a fundraiser and throw a party at the same time. Recently the group hosted their Tour of Tables. More...

Community involvement strengthens gardening habits

The concept of looking ahead, planning and preparation is integral to gardening. In the interest of furthering successful home food production I am writing this to get your input on a few concepts for the coming year.  More...