April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Oh what a relief it is

Construction crews with MidSouth Paving, Inc. came in and paved over the roadways in the city limits this week. More...

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Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies 3/24/2015   Howland, Shelby Erika, W/F, 24, 8000 block Lucena St., Navarre, drug possession, probation violation (2 counts)  Lapointe, Danielle Summer, W/F, 18, 6000 block Heronwalk Dr., Gulf Breeze, drug possession  More...

TALK of the town

GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club celebrates 50 years

Those Santa Rosa Woman’s Club ladies know how to celebrate “50 Years of Service to Gulf Breeze”. They did it in a big way on Thursday, March 12 at St. Ann’s Catholic Church. President Martha Brenenstahl welcomed the group. More...

Gulf Isle welcomes new members

Gulf Isle Neighbors welcomes all its new members! A lovely luncheon was held at the home of Debbie Gables to welcome all of the new members recently. The hostesses were Lydia Harris and the board of directors. More...


Kona Ice denied license on PB

Pensacola Beach visitors will not be able to step off the beach and grab a cold shaved ice cone from Casino Beach parking lot this summer, as one Gulf Breeze vendor has hoped.  More...

MFD accepting biomedical waste

To help protect waste handlers, the public and the environment, Santa Rosa County provides a free and safe solution for residents who generate sharps waste.  More...


10 Years Ago March 31, 2005 A local group, Grow Our Local Economy, attempted to grow the county’s economy through a push to a public vote on whether or not the county should remain dry (in alcohol sales) or make the transition into a wet county More...


In memory of Mark

Dolphin baseball retires jersey of 2008 GB grad, who lost battle with cancer last November

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin ­baseball team held a special ­ceremony before its March 24 game with Sheffield, Ala., ­retiring the late Mark Waghalter’s ­jersey. More...


Thursday, April 2 AndrewsInvitational TrackMeet, (9 a.m.)Girls lacrosse atMantanzas, (4:30p.m.) Friday, April 3 More...

Tourney champs

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club’s U-15 team recent won the Lower Alabama Volleyball Tournament. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

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WEEK OF April 2 - April 8

Blue Angels Practice Thursday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 11:30 a.m. National Naval Aviation Museum - viewing area More...

Home & Garden

Celebrating 10 years of RE/MAX on the Coast

The cause for celebration was 10 successful years of selling real estate in the Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Pensacola and Navarre. More...

Project Grad seeks sponsors

Project Graduation co-chairs Rebecca Taylor and Julie Grace are planning another successful event for the graduates of 2015 and they need your help.  Graduation will be Saturday, May 23, on Memorial Day weekend. More...

Easter time a renewal for gardens

Easter is a time of return to life. For gardeners in most of the country Easter signals a time to start planting. The ­correlation of seasonal changes to religious festivities is ­common across the globe and the span of time.  More...

City to vote on height limits

The city council met yesterday (after the Gulf Breeze News went to press) to discuss adopting amendments to two chapters of Ordinance 03-15 to better implement provisions of the Comprehensive Plan by providing opportunities for owners of designated c More...

County looking to expand rec fields

Commissioner Lane Lynchard has been in (informal) discussions with members of the community about the possibility of adding more recreation fields in the south end of the county as field usage continues to flourish at Tiger Point Park (TPP).  More...



Island News

This Easter, look for what is real

In the spring of 1976 I was two years old and was living in Madison, Wisc. My father was working on his master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University there. More...

Open Air Trolleys

may traverse Pensacola Beach this summer

Looks like Pensacola Beach may get open air trolleys once again by this summer. More...


Shhh... Shorebirds are Nesting

“The 2014 shorebird nesting season is underway at Gulf Islands National Seashore” said Superintendent Dan Brown. More...

‘It Follows’ a modern, unsettling gem

WOW. Put simply, that was the single thought running through my head as I left the crowded screening of “It Follows”. More...

Lange to leave ‘American Horror Story’

Q: Can you give me any scoop on the new “American Horror Story”? I’m going through some serious withdrawals! -- Jeanette F., via email  More...


Best in Show

This year’s Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Student Art Show Best in Show was 16-year-old Jade Carver, an 11th grader at Gulf Breeze High School. The winning work is a pastel of her sister. More...

Word perfect

The Gulf Breeze High School Key Club recently completed their annual “Dictionary Project”. More...

The power of purple

Students around Gulf Breeze wore purple on March 26 to raise awareness of Epilepsy. Mayor Matt Dannheisser proclaimed last Wednesday as Purple Day in Gulf Breeze. More...


Col. William “Bill” Humbaugh

Colonel William “Bill” Humbaugh, 69, a native of Plainville, Ind. passed away peacefully on March 25th in Pensacola, Fla. at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Bill was born in Washington, Ind. to Roy and Olive on November 16, 1945. More...

Geoff Edge 1985 – 2015

Geoffrey “Geoff” Martin Edge, age 30, passed away in an automobile accident on March 24, 2015 in Pensacola, Fla.  Geoff was born in Anchorage, Alaska on January 13, 1985. More...


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The ‘C’ word we all fear

Almost every week I hear about a friend, acquaintance, old schoolmate or family member being diagnosed with cancer. I have Facebook friends who report almost daily about their routine chemotherapy treatments. More...