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Trike-A-Thon

St. Ann Discovery School 3 and 4 year olds have been busy helping raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through a Trike-A-Thon.   The event kicked off on May 1. More...

FLASHBACKS

10 Years Ago May 5, 2005 Gulf Breeze Police Officers Kevin Jenks, Stephen Neff, Brian Webster and Sergeant Sharon Armstrong were all commended by Chief Peter Paulding for their dedication to helping others at the risk of their own safety and lives du More...

Stamp Out Hunger kicks off this Saturday

On Saturday, May 9 Escambia and Santa Rosa Letter Carriers will join forces to help Stamp Out Hunger in our community. More...

Entertainment

‘Full House’ to reboot in a mini-series in 2016

Q: I have two questions: First, is it true that they are rebooting the “Full House” series, and second, why? -- Jeremy I., via email  More...

‘Adult Beginners’ an unexpected pleasure

After thoroughly enjoying “Adult Beginners”, which I can easily say is one of the most hilarious and smart movies of the year, I’m curious to know why I had never seen Nick Kroll in any prominent film roles before (or noticed him wh More...

America’s Navy coming home to Pensacola

The U.S. Fleet Forces Band’s popular music group, Four Star Edition, will be performing at the Naval Reserve 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration free for the public on Friday, May 8. The celebration will begin at 3:30 p.m. More...

School

GBHS inducts 85 into National Honor Society

A total of 85 Gulf Breeze ­juniors and seniors were recently ­inducted into GBHS' National Honor ­Society chapter. More...

Stillman, Bookout to lead SGA in 2015

GBHS rising seniors Aubree Stillman and Maddie ­Bookout were recently voted SGA­President and Vice President respectively for the 2015-16 school year.  The following is a complete list of SGA and class officers. More...

Killam receives state honor

GBHS teacher Ken Killam was voted the Morty Schaap Florida Scholastic Press Association Teacher of The Year. More...

Obituaries

Sidney G. Kennedy 1935-2015

Sidney G. Kennedy III, aged 79, died May 1, 2015, at Baptist Gulf Breeze Hospital, of complications of pneumonia.  More...

Opinion

Master Plan a big mess

First of all, I respect and admire the city staff of Gulf Breeze, but I believe it’s not their place as city officials to support the passing of ordinances. More...

Do you think the Boston Marathon bomber should get the death penalty or life in prison?

“I’m Catholic. I don’t believe in taking lives.” BARBARA BOATNER Pensacola More...

Letters to the Editor

Whose opinion really matters?

After reading this week’s paper edition of the “Gulf Breeze News,” I would urge you to post a story online (this week) representing public opinion surrounding Ordinance 03-15 at the executive session meeting last night.  More...

City OKs decree

The pathway for higher development in certain areas of Gulf Breeze’s Commercial Redevelopment Area has been paved, as the city council voted 4-1 to approve Ordinance 03-15, which allows a rigid special exception process to give developers the o More...

South end DOH preparing to open doors

A year after a rainstorm flooded the area with 24 inches of water, the south end Santa Rosa County Health Department building is preparing to open its doors after it was inundated with nearly 2 feet of floodwater from the storm.  More...

Events

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Island News

Our locked-up world requires a lot of keys

Sunday morning at 5:30 a.m. I realized I had grabbed the wrong set of keys. I had already driven the box truck to Hemingway's to set up for the morning service and was making my move to unlock the roll door when my revelation was made most apparent. More...

ROTC Scholarship winners

Lt. Col. David Landfair presents awards to the scholarship winners from the AFJROTC at Gulf Breeze High School. The awards ceremony was Friday at St. Ann Catholic Church. Pictured from left are Lt. More...

Seashore creates $177 million in benefits

Report shows visitor spending supports 2,157 jobs in local economy

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,556,884 visitors to Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida, in 2014 spent $146,632,700 in communities near the park. More...

News

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

Felonies 4/28/2015   Benson, William Owen, W/M, 31, 400 block Cumberland Ave., Gulf Breeze, drug possession   Contreras, Jory Shawn, H/M, 38, 1000 block Hondo Tr., Gulf Breeze, drug possession (2 counts)  4/30/2015   More...

School board votes down rezoning

In a record setting 4-hour-plus school board meeting on April 23, the three school board members with south-end of the county ties voted against the recommendation of the district Superintendent and staff concerning rezoning in the Pace community.&nb More...

This one's for Robby

Teachers and students from Gulf Breeze Elementary School gathered along Highway 98 last Tuesday to send prayers along to a 10-yearold cancer patient on his way to M.D. More...

Sports

Droogsma takes third at state

Dermody takes seventh in high jump; Oldham 10th in pole vault

For nearly a decade, the discus pit at Gulf Breeze High has been occupied by at least one Droosgma.  Senior Jessie Droogsma is the last of Mike and Trish Droogsma’s three kids. More...

Too much of a good thing?

Growing pains help lead to elbow pain with young baseball pitchers

The saying is that you can’t have too much of a good thing. But it’s not ­necessarily the case for pre-teen ­baseball pitchers, who are trying to master the strike zone as puberty starts taking over their bodies.  More...

Tentative baseball, ­softball districts released

The Florida High School ­Athletic Association released its tentative baseball and softball district assignments Tuesday. More...

Home & Garden

Love is in the air

The bugs you love to hate are back

Love is in the air — literally.  It’s that time of the year again when love bugs make their annual appearance performing indecent acts on your car windshield and pretty much anywhere the deed can be done.  And while they may not More...

Top 7 gift ideas for Mom

Sunday, May 10 is Mother’s Day, the date set aside to enjoy a waterfront brunch, a Sunday drive and a trip to the beach, if that is what mom wants.  Don’t forget the most important person in your life — the one who bore you or 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...

Legals

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION

RBC CENTURA BANK N/K/A RBC BANK (USA),  Plaintiff  vs.  JOHN P. HERRON, KET HERRON, et al.  Defendant(s)  CASE NO.: 2012-CA-000015/   More...

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE FIRST JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION

DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE RALI 2006-QS6.,  Plaintiff  vs.  RICHARD P. NICELY, et al.  Defendant(s)  CASE NO.: 13000383CAMXAX/   More...