May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Dep. City manager turns in resignation

Deputy City Manager Curt Carver turned in his resignation with the City of Gulf Breeze on April 30, but the city denied his request.  The employee, who has been working for the city since last August formally turned in the request following a me More...

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Community

VanTassel earns scholarship

A local high school student has earned a memorial scholarship thanks to her extensive work with civic organizations and her extensive extracurricular activity list.  Paige VanTassel was awarded the first Mary Emma Grace Memorial Scholarship.&nbs More...

Photo

Children in the area celebrated their First Communion Ceremony recently at St. Ann Catholic Church. More...

Day of the new dolphin

On Saturday, the GBHS class of 2015 replaced the metal dolphin facing Hwy. 98 with a newer stainless steel mammal with blue marble eyes designed and welded by Robert Peterson. More...

Entertainment

‘Ex Machina’ an eerie, spellbinding experience

“Ex Machina”, Alex Garland’s directorial debut, has an eerie feeling to it. More...

School

Students give back to GB Arts, Inc.

Santa Rosa County School District has 70 students between Jay and Navarre, including Gulf Breeze schools, who use sign language teachers in their daily school schedule. There are six students who need full time sign language interpreters with them. More...

Rotary awards scholarships

Gulf Breeze Rotary awarded seven scholarships to Gulf Breeze High School seniors last week. Each scholarship was $6,000. The Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze has awarded more than $600,000 in   More...

Olson to take over reins of SoundWave Band

McLeod to retire this year after 18 years as school's band director

The Gulf Breeze High ­SoundWave Band recently held its annual awards banquet, which was also the last one for band director Neal McLeod.  McLeod is stepping down after 18 years at the helm. More...

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Meetings

May

Thursday 14  GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast 7 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center Zoning Board 6 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center  Friday 15   More...

WEEK OF May 14 - May 20

Evenings in Olde SevilleSquareThursday, May 14, 7 p.m. Seville Square, DowntownPensacola McGuire’s Pipe Band & Pensacola Civic Band More...

Opinion

On the Spot

What advice do you have for incoming freshmen?
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Letters to the Editor

Many of our citizens are displeased   As Mayor Dannheisser predicted at the beginning of the City Council meeting on May 4, many citizens left unhappy with the 4-1 vote in favor of ordinance 03-15 changing the building code to allow for Mixed Us More...

God's word

“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”  — Matthew 5:6   More...

‘Prom House’ details emerge

Report: Students from Washington High School served as security

Details finally emerged this week about the “Prom House” party on Pensacola Beach that deputies with the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office busted after it caught over 100 juveniles in the home, many of whom were intoxicated.  More...

Commercial area left out of ordinance

Results in more lenient setback requirements

With the passing of Ordinance 03-15 came stricter setback and buffering requirements for the five target height zones the ordinance identified. More...

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Island News

SRIA to present lease fee study to Escambia county

Questions remain about future of SRIA and services

Today, (Thursday, May 14) the Santa Rosa island Authority will have its latest economic study on Pensacola Beach’s future with or without lease fees presented to the Escambia County Commission at the county’s committee of the whole meetin More...

Follow your nose to Grillin' in the Breeze on Saturday

Cooking over an open flame infuses food with a unique flavor, and this Saturday several local grill masters will bring their skills to a grilling competition. More...

Ospreys find Gulf Breeze a good place to nest and raise their young

Have you counted all the osprey nests around lately? It seems like we have become the osprey Mecca. Apparently they have joined the ranks of us who agree that life on the coast is a beautiful and good thing. More...

News

Council to vote on strip mall

At Wednesday’s Executive Session (one day after the Gulf Breeze News went to press) the city council discussed the re-development of the proposed Benson   Complex strip mall to be constructed on 250 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, located at the corner More...

Gulf Breeze Police Report

Officers make drug arrests

Gulf Breeze Police made numerous stops this week in which drivers were arrested for marijuana possession.  Wednesday. May 6   More...

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Report

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

Felonies  5/5/2015   Pfau, Miranda Suzanne, W/F, 31, 2000 block Settlers Colony Blvd., Gulf Breeze, fraud - insufficient funds check   More...

Sports

4 Cheers for FSU

Three GBHS seniors, one 2014 grad make Florida State cheer squads

Several Gulf Breeze mothers got a little more than a box of chocolates and a dozen roses on Mother’s Day. More...

40th Optimist Fishing Rodeo this weekend

Forty years ago, Gulf Breeze ­Optimist Club launched a ­fundraiser that not only taught children to fish, but also offered a multitude of ­categories in which nearly every fish could be a prize winning catch.  The popularity of the event ­increa More...

Gearing up again

Head football coach Chris Nemith talks during a spring football practice last week. Gulf Breeze will hold its Blue and White intrasquad game Saturday. More...

Home & Garden

Teen earns Eagle Scout honor for saving lives

Boy Scout Cameron Myers had to convince the Boy Scouts of America that his idea for an Eagle Scout project was a good one, since they turned him down at his first request.  More...

Legals

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW

Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of  ANNALU ENTERPRISES located at 2710 Summertree Ln., in the County of SANTA ROSA, in the City of More...

NOTICE OF SALE

The property described below, stored at BETTA STOR-IT, 2999 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Gulf Breeze, FL will be disposed of in accordance with Florida statute 83.801.809 at the above address on 5/30/15 at 10 A.M. More...

NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW

Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of  A CLEANING EXPERIENCE, LLC located at 1520 Lighthouse Ct, in the County of SANTA ROSA, in the More...