October 22, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Weekend food program resumes

Weekend food program feeds hungry youth

For five years, the Weekend Food Program collected donations, purchased food, and bagged the food to distribute to less fortunate children in the area in order for them to have something to eat over the weekend during the school year.  More...

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Community

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Members of the Willowood DDS are, front row, from left: Carol Bowden, Ann Seager, Sandy Smith, Lois Harris, Judy Toy, Alin Stewart, Gail Mellow, Jayne Atkins. More...

IMPACT 100 announces 2015 non-profit grant recipients

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, extends special congratulations to this year’s grant recipients. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do announces grant finalists

The new woman's philanthropic group, Gulf Breeze Will Do, announced the finalists for its fall grant cycle. The general membership will hear presentations from each of the candidates and vote on the winners on Sunday, Nov. More...

News

Three are finalists for county administrator

Santa Rosa County’s search for a new county administrator has been narrowed to three candidates – and one has been working inside the county government for a long time Monday, Oct. More...

Mediacom establishes direct fiber connection to Netflix

Mediacom Communications announced Tuesday that as part of an ongoing network investment strategy the company has completed construction of direct fiber connections to Netflix, Inc.’s network. More...

Flashbacks

One Year ago this week...  St. Ann’s Monsignor Hunt celebrated 30 years of service to St. Ann’s Catholic Church and the Gulf Breeze Community.  Five years ago this week...   More...

Faith

Sharing the Joy!

Churches along Hwy. 98 from Gulf Breeze to Navarre to the county line were in Navarre Park Saturday for the second annual JoyFest. There were kids games, free food, music, and face painting from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m,.   More...

Health

Do benefits of prednisone outweigh its risks?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 80-year-old woman who always had excellent health until about four years ago, when I was diagnosed as having bronchiectasis. More...

Home & Garden

Power grid safety is subject of Women for Responsible Legislation meeting

Women for Responsible Legislation will hold their monthly meeting today, Thursday, Oct. 22 from 11:15 a.m.to1 p.m. at Pensacola City Hall. More...

Navarre High presents Dracula

Spooky production brings chills

It’s nearly Halloween so get your scares this weekend as Navarre High Drama Department, directed by Jan Savage, presents “Dracula.” The performance will be Friday, Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. More...

City to raise taxes

Power, water, sewer and gas bills may rise 5 to 7.5%

A tax increase is on its way for City of Gulf Breeze residents, as the council passed the first hearing to raise the Municipal Public Services Tax (MPST) on electric, water, sewer and natural gas bills from 5 to 7.5 percent. More...

Courthouse site is on the move

Santa Rosa County Commissioners engaged in a rousing debate Monday whether to even consider sites in Milton for a new county courthouse. More...

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Island News

BANDS ON THE BEACH plans a triumphant close

Always a local’s favorite: Bands on the Beach is preparing for its grand finale performance of the summer on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  More...

Escambia Co. eyes ban on alcohol in beach areas

Escambia County Commissioners are considering an ordinance to keep alcohol in open containers of any kind off the Boardwalk and sidewalks and parking lots of Pensacola Beach in the “commercial areas.” They plan to vote on the proposal in More...

Entertainment

‘Sicario’ continues director’s tradition

Denis Villeneuve burst onto the scene in 2013 with his chilling American directorial debut “Prisoners” and later cemented himself as a director-to-watch with last year’s “Enemy.” Both films are excellent, and treat the a More...

‘Shadowhunters’ to premiere in January

Q: I am so excited that “The Walking Dead” is back on AMC. I love the story, of course, but the special-effects makeup is awesome! Can you tell me who designed or created the zombie makeup? -- David D., via email   More...

Sports

Dolphins lose in a slugfest at Pace

Patriots score 14 in final seven minutes for 42-31 win

While the result may have clinched a losing record, the effort of the Dolphins Friday in Pace was anything but.  Gulf Breeze led three different times led the Patriots - including a three-point lead with seven minutes left - but Pace would score More...

Who Dats, Hawkeyes trip up the Gurus

It was a tough week for the Gridiron Gurus last week as the New Orleans Saints and the Iowa Hawkeyes tripped them all up - with the Auburn Tigers tripping all but one and the Michigan Wolverines tripping up all but two.  Philip Gibson holds a fo More...

GB, Navarre linebackers key to defense

Editorial Note – This week marks Week 6 of the Gulf Breeze News’ position-byposition breakdown of the Gulf Breeze- Navarre football game, who play each other in Navarre on Oct. 30. More...

Opinion

Political Cartoon

Full Story

What keeps working forests working?

Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida Cabinet have proclaimed October 18-24, as Working Forests Week in recognition of the importance of our state’s working forests to our economy, environment and lifestyles. More...

There are monumental ‘lasts’ in life

On Friday, I most likely mowed my grass for the last time this year. The days are getting shorter and the grass just isn’t growing like it does in the summer. More...