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Tennis may cost non-residents

The city of Gulf Breeze offers 12 tennis courts within its limits, 10 at Shoreline Park and two located at Highpoint Dr. More...

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Eagle Scout’s reef project honors scout laws

Boy Scout Ben Linkous of Gulf Breeze Troop 417 took on one of the most challenging Eagle Scout projects the International Boy Scouts have ever seen -- getting some very large reef balls built and then getting them dropped off a barge into Santa Rosa More...


WEEK OF August 27 - September 2

Heroes Among Us - Veteran Speaker Series Thursday, Aug. 27, 6 p.m Veterans Memorial Park More...

‘Twin Peaks’ is returning to the air on Showtime network

Q: Is it true that “Twin Peaks” is coming back on the air? Where and when? Will David Lynch be involved? -- Justin D., via email   More...

‘Cop Car’ effective in every sense

“Cop Car” is not a movie with a huge scope. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Like so many of my favorite films, it takes place between a few select characters and depicts a single incident or situation that sets them all off. More...


Teachers union rejects last minute offer of bonus from the school district

“We refused their offer!”  More...

WBMS coupon book fundraiser starts next week

Woodlawn Beach Middle School will be conducting its annual campus wide fundraiser, from August 31 to September 11.  WBMS will be selling FundRays savings books, which offer valuable coupons to many local eateries and other establishments.  More...

SoundWave Band sections

Tubas From left: Molly Keating, Joel Freeman, Hunter Garrett, Dagan Duke, Colin Denaro, Ian Barkhuizen Tiffany Meyer and Grey Barona. More...


Bible study will stream live at CLC

Beth Moore’s ‘Living Proof’ will air Sept. 12

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church will be hosting a live Internet streaming event featuring life-transforming Bible teaching with popular women’s author and speaker, Beth Moore.  More...


AppRiver named to Inc. 5000 for ninth year in a row

Gulf Breeze company makes huge gains in IT security market

Inc. magazine ranked AppRiver, a leading provider of email messaging and Web security solutions, No. 4057 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. More...

Buck Lee opposes SRIA's demise

Editor's note: A headline published in last week's Gulf Breeze News mistakenly said that Buck Lee was in favor of dissolving the SRIA.   More...

Gulf Winds FCU partners with TRUECar


Gulf Winds has partnered with TRUECar, a negotiation-free car buying and selling mobile marketplace, to launch an integrated auto buying and lending program. More...


Political Cartoon

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What would we do without our teachers?

You could not pay me enough to be a teacher.  First of all, I am sure I would lose a child or two a week. My desk is continually messy just dealing with my own work; I cannot imagine keeping track of 20-plus students’ work each day.  More...

Thank you for recognizing Eagle Scout project!


You can’t imagine how excited we were to see our son, Nevie, and his Eagle Scout project mentioned in last week’s article about “Alert System for Found Dogs”. More...

After school program draws 107 in first week

The inaugural week of Gulf Breeze’s after school program for middle schoolers was a success, according to Parks and Rec Director Ron Pulley and Mayor Matt Dannheisser.  “The program is going absolutely wonderful,” said Pulley. More...

County eyes raising gas tax by 6 ¢

“When you keep kicking that can down the road, it will soon start rolling downhill back at ya.” That’s how county commission chairman Don Salter feels about Santa Rosa County not fixing more roads and infrastructure over the past se More...



Island News

Seeing the whole picture takes a lot of lenses

I don’t need glasses; I just use them a lot. I mean, my eyesight is really perfect; it’s just not good enough sometimes. I can read the newspaper without reading glasses, but I don’t like the way my head hurts when I am done. More...


Escambia, Santa Rosa petition Washington, DC for fee simple title

Ruling would affect Navarre Beach and Pensacola Beach

A serious push to get fee simple title for Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach home owners is underway.  Last week Santa Rosa County Commissioners joined Escambia County Commissioners in sending a letter to Washington DC in support of two Senate a More...

GB hires assistant to city manager

City staff has hired Nathan Ford as an assistant to the city manager, Edwin “Buz” Eddy. More...

Driver hits patrol vehicle, flees

A Santa Rosa County deputy whose patrol vehicle was stopped in the construction zone near the intersection of Highway 98 and Soundside Drive was hit Monday at 12:24 by a truck driven by Richard Lee Schwarting, 45 of Gulf Breeze, Florida Highway Patro More...


Gators hope new coaches’ pedigree changes fortunes

Former Saban assistant McIlwain takes over at University of Florida

Editorial Note - The following is the seventh of an eight-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Florida.   If there’s one thing Jim McElwain is use to, it’s winning.  More...

Games start counting Friday

It’s been a while since the Dolphin football team has felt this good.  With a win over Rocky Bayou in an officials clinic August 14, followed by a 24- 14 win over Fort Walton Friday, Gulf Breeze hopes those winning ways continue.  The More...

Geraghty plays in U.S. Amateur

2015 Gulf Breeze grad Bryce Geraghty got in one last tuneup before the start of his college career. It just happened to be the biggest tournament he’s ever played in - the U.S. Amateur.  More...


Sugar alcohols aren’t sugars nor alcohol

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed as being prediabetic and told to watch my sugar intake. So I now read the nutrition facts on packages. However, I am confused about the listed sugars.  More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Coast Friends look forward to a busy September

The deadline to subscribe and earn a $5 rebate for your club expires August 30. It's an easy way to raise money for your favorite local non-profit organization. More...

A fresh idea for Gulf Breeze

Weekly farmer’s market launches at the Community Center

Last Tuesday the inaugural Market in the Breeze opened to large crowds supporting the open-air fresh market. Dozens of vendors displayed their homemade and home grown goods, from fresh farm produce to arts and crafts. More...

Ceremony tonight for WWII vets

All veterans of World War II are invited to attend an Aug. 27 ceremony honoring them for their service to the United States.  The event, part of the nation’s commemoration of the war’s conclusion 70 years ago, will be held at 6 p.m. More...