March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Stormwater surveying moving forward

The city is moving forward with further surveying of the hardest hit areas from the flood in April 2014.  One of the recommendations of the Stormwater Task Force to the city council was to have three districts of concern in the city surveyed as More...

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Community

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 12 GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m. More...

City hosting Relay for Life fundraiser

The City of Gulf Breeze is hosting a St. Patrick’s Day lunch next Tuesday (March 17) at Gulf Breeze City Hall. All proceeds from the lunch will go to Relay for Life. The lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...

The Blake resident, 92, makes 1,021-mile journey to better health

The benefits of daily exercise are immeasurable. Not only do you get an instant lift in mood and energy levels, but even just a little bit of exercise a day will put you on the fast track to a longer and healthier life.  More...

School

Eradicating the ‘R-word’

A group of eighth graders at Gulf Breeze Middle School took on a quest to end the use of the ‘R-Word’ (Retard/Retarded) in everyday convesation. More...

Brains and brawn

  Jessica Laenger, a member of GBHS’ district championshipwinning soccer team, has been named the 2015 Sunshine State Scholar for Santa Rosa school district. More...

Sports

Lady Dolphin lax bounces back from first loss

Curington goal sends GB past Gainesville after 6-3 loss to Oak Hall Academy

Avery Curington scored in sudden death overtime as the Lady Dolphin lacrosse team bounced back from its first loss of the season to win in ­Gainesville 6-5 Saturday.  The Lady Dolphins (8-1) led Oak Hall 3-2 late in the first half Saturday befor More...

Softball avenges ‘14 title loss

The Gulf Breeze Lady ­Dolphin softball team scored four runs in the top of the first and didn’t look back as they won 12-2 at Mosley on March 3, avenging last year’s district championship loss.  More...

Regional champ

Blake Doerr poses with GBHS wrestling coach Matt Alt after winning the Region 1-2A title Saturday in Tallahassee. Doerr will be the only Dolphin at this weekend’s state meet in Lakeland. More...

Opinion

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Does the faith of Presidents matter?

Last month we celebrated the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, two presidents whose deep but somewhat unconventional faith has evoked great debate. Does the faith of presidents truly matter? More...

It’s time for a change in time changes

The alarm went off Monday morning and I awoke to pitch black instead the normal hazy sunbeams coming around the blinds in my bedroom window. The time change meant I was seeing what was 5 a.m. More...

ATM skimmer found

Skimmers designed to look like part of ATM

A Hancock Bank employee discovered a skimmer device on the bank’s ATM machine last Friday, and Gulf Breeze Police are searching for clues as to who put it on the machine.  This news came after Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Deputies rep More...

Resurfacing delayed in city

“Weather conditions continue to be the driving factor in the contractor’s ability to resume paving operations,” said Tanya Branton, District 3 Florida Department of Transportation spokeswoman on the construction delays for the Highw More...

Committee reviews height restrictions

After a presentation two weeks ago in which real estate investing and development company, Engel Realty Company, LLC, displayed their idea of erecting a 4-story apartment complex behind the Walmart Neighborhood Market and one of Gulf Breeze’s o More...

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Island News

Some mysteries may never be solved

Monday night had a serious case of whodunit. More...

ECO BEACH Happy Hour

eachkeepers is a committee of More...

Rotary names Teacher of the Year

Gulf Breeze High School Principal Jason Weeks, Center, was on hand when the Gulf Breeze Rotary Club named Sarah Barker, right, as Teacher of the Year. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies 3/3/2015  Dolan, Jeremy Brooks, W/M, 34, 1000 block Diplomat St., Gulf Breeze, drug possession  Rager, Joanie Marie, W/F, 1000 block Diplomat St., Gulf Breeze, drug possession  3/5/2015   More...

Gulf Breeze Police

Tuesday, March 3  At 10:44 p.m., police stopped a vehicle on Pensacola Beach Road for traveling 70 in a 35 mph zone. The passenger was arrested for possession of marijuana under 20g, drug paraphernalia and controlled substance wlo script. More...

FLASHBACKS

10 Years Ago March 10, 2005 Gulf Breeze City Council says they are seeking ways to help rebuild Northwest Florida. 5 Years Ago March 11, 2010 Gulf Breeze Hospital announces a $5 million expansion including an expansion of 77 beds. More...

Calendar of Events

WEEK OF March 12 - March 21

n ‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’ Thursday, March 12, 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2:30 p.m. Pensacola Little Theater More...

Home & Garden

Provide optimal conditions for plant abundance

One of the talents a good gardener develops is observation and understanding of occurrences. How to harvest large amounts of food from a small area in a harsh environment is a matter of providing resources that enriches the basic needs of the plant. More...

REAL ESTATE SNAPSHOT

Make this Tiger Point home yours!

Come home to this fantastic cul-de-sac location on the 16th fairway of Tiger Point East Golf Community that’s only a short distance from the Intracoastal/Sound. Natural light bathes this 4BR/3BA floor plan.   More...

GBUMC is fast growing and improving

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church got some good news recently: it is the number 18 fastest growing large Methodist church in the United States, posting 24 percent growth over the past five years, according to storyteller and strategist Len Wilson. More...

Legals

Notices and announcements

NOTICE OF CHANGE OF LAND USE AND INTENT TO CONSIDER AN ORDINANCE  The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will conduct public hearings to consider a change of land use and/or rezoning of land areas depicted on the ma More...