February 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Former chamber CEO to head UPA

The United Peninsula Association met for their first quarterly membership meeting with new leaders and a full agenda of priorities to address. More...

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10 Years Ago Feb. 5, 2005 FEMA closed the Gulf Breeze DRC center at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. SRC teachers received a pay raise. 5 Years Ago Jan. 29, 2005 More...


In the Jan. 29 edition of the Gulf Breeze News in the story “Wild goose chase”, Gulf Breeze News referred to Joe Zwierzchowski as a Florida Forestry Service spokesman for the Blackwater region. More...

Widow/widower group seeking members

Pete Stieb, who lives down Highway 98, lost his wife on April 13, 2013. After his loss, he found that he felt like a fifth wheel in couples groups he often found himself mingling in. More...


City tightens parking ordinance

The city is one step closer to tightening the current ordinance regulating parking vehicles with commercial signs along the commercial areas, and city residents seem to be divided over the issue.  Snap Nelson, manager of the Mattress Depot locat More...

Feb. Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 5  GBA Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting  9 a.m., GBA Chamber  Friday 6  GB Optimist Club Breakfast  6:30 a.m., GB Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 9  GBA Chamber Executive Board Meeti More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  1/27/2015  Anderson, Jasmine Aria, W/F, 18, 8000 block El Paseo St., Navarre, robbery  1/29/2015  More...


GBHS drama district winners

Gulf Breeze High School Drama Teacher Margie Timmons has done it again — brought home hardware at the district level. More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle School competition teaches soft skills to kids who are more comfortable texting

Stand up straight. Smile. Look the other person in the eye. Give a firm handshake. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary Honor Roll unveiled

Mr. Warren Stevens, Principal, Mrs. Kim McChesney, Assistant Principal, and the Gulf Breeze Elementary Staff congratulate the following students:  A HONOR ROLL  First Grade  More...


Plan your vacation accordingly

I know planning a vacation is way more fun than planning your estate but GET OVER IT!  More...

Home & Garden

Rev. Olsen says farewell

The Rev. Christiana Olsen, the sixth Rector of St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze, is leaving for St. James Parish in Hendersonville, N.C. The congregation assembled together for Rev. Christie’s last Sunday on Jan. More...

Shade cloth helps prevent over-watering

Your soil is replenished, new growing beds are set, irrigation is in place, trellis and supports are ready and you have your seeds and the garden layout mapped. You have also written down your timeline calendar. Right? More...

Courthouse decision could return to ballot

The county courthouse was a major discussion point at the county’s annual budget meeting last Wednesday, where commissioners speculated on plans to build a new county judicial facility in the cheapest way possible.  More...

Baldwin makes Super Bowl history

Patriots snag victory, but not before Baldwin touchdown

Doug Baldwin etched his name into the record books during Super Bowl XLIX.  His Seattle Seahawks team nearly did the same, but an interception in the final minute allowed the New England Patriots to hold off the defending champs to win 28-24 Sun More...

Scammer strikes in GB

Lisa Compton, owner of Elite Repeats in Gulf Breeze, received a call earlier this week that she first thought must have been the result of an accounting mistake on Gulf Power’s part. More...



Island News

Peace of mind stolen with boat

Last week, some thieves stole a boat that belonged to my friend. They came onto his property, used his lift, and stole a boat he bought just last year. In talking with my friend, I realized how tough the burglary was on him. More...

VIC debuts Feb. 11

The ribbon cutting for the new Visitor’s Information Center on Pensacola Beach will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, just before the regular meeting of the Santa Rosa Island Authority.  More...

European rowing makes P'cola Beach its USA HQ

Pensacola Beach will soon become the United states center for European coastal rowing. Coastal rowing, which is different from flat boat rowing, is very popular in Europe, but has never been done before in the U.S. Dr.  More...


Tough Mudder to host event on Gulf Coast

Approximately 5,000 participants will descend upon Ates Ranch in early March to participate in Tough Mudder, an obstacle course challenge that is the ultimate test of strength, grit, stamina and teamwork. More...

‘Men, Women & Children’ timely and affecting

I can’t remember the last time I enjoyed a performance from Adam Sandler. That is, aside from his role in “Punch- Drunk Love” a full 12 years ago. More...

WEEK OF February 5 - February 11

Glenn Miller Orchestra  Thursday, Feb. 5, 7 p.m.  National Naval Aviation Museum   More...


Dolphins survive in PKs

The Gulf Breeze and Arnold ­soccer teams gave fans their money’s worth and then some in Thursday’s ­Region 1-3A Quarterfinal match, with the ­Dolphins edging the Marlins 4-2 in ­penalty kicks.  The two teams played to a 1-1 through 8 More...

Mosley ends Lady Dolphins’ season again

Header off corner with eight minutes left the difference in 2-1 game

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphins were hoping ­lightning wouldn’t strike twice, but with eight minutes left last week, it did.  Mosley scored a header off a corner kick with eight minutes left as they beat Gulf Breeze 2-1 in a Region 1-3A semi More...

Hundley named new Athletic Director

Finding new band director next up; McLeod to retire

Hundley, who has been in education for almost 40 years — ­including the last 28 years at Gulf Breeze High — was named ­successor to Mark Kostic as the school’s Athletic Director. He will assume his new duties on July 1. More...


How unhealthy are saturated fats?

To Your Good Health

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have a question about hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated fats. More...


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Thank you Gulf Breeze News

Thanks for the pics and updates for sports at GBHS. This out-of-town grandparent can enjoy knowing how her granddaughter is doing in soccer. Your coverage is awesome & includes all athletes. More...

Thank you for your coverage

Thank you so much for attending our Heroes with Heart event and providing such great and thorough coverage.   We are so lucky to have a local newspaper that genuinely cares about covering the “good law enforcement stories”. More...