December 24, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

No one opposes ECUA’s new location for storage tank

There was standing room only when the Escambia County Utilities Authority (ECUA) held its first public meeting in November concerning placing a new reclaimed water storage tank on the beach. More...

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Community

A Little Breezer

Jackson Smith, nearly 8 months old, smiles on his recent trip to the local Christmas tree farm. He is the son of Nate and Sarah Smith and the grandson of Tim and Diane Mallon, Joe and Cathy Halsted, Jerry and Tracie Alford, Alan and Jennifer Smith. More...

Santa comes to Midway Fire Dept.

Brothers Liam and Benjamin Hebert met Santa At The Fire Station last Wednesday night. The station was packed with families and wide eyed children waiting to talk to Santa and have their picture made. More...

Flashbacks

December 24th

One year ago this week  The Department of Education ranks Gulf Breeze High School as an ‘A” school. More...

News

Recycling contractor calls it quits

Residents can continue to put recyclables at the curb for now

Look for changes in your roadside collection services soon.  Santa Rosa County received notice that the contractor for the processing and removal of recyclable materials collected by all haulers in the franchised areas used their option to disco More...

GBFD contains first Christmas structure fire

A house fire on Friday at 49 High Point Drive caused no injuries, but Gulf Breeze Fire Department Chief Shane Carmichael estimates almost $15,000 worth of damage.  More...

Deed restrictions limit property sale

On Monday night, after the Gulf Breeze News met its early deadline, the city continued discussion on whether or not to authorize the city attorney to contact the Coe Estate and discuss possible modification and clarification of the deed restrictions More...

Obituaries

Barbara Mayo Page

1936-2015

Barbara Mayo Page, 78, of Gulf Breeze, FL passed away peacefully on December 16, 2015 at Covenant Hospice. More...

Home & Garden

Clubs conclude 2015 programs and plan for '16

Merry Christmas, Everyone!   GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club joyously celebrated with the community by walking in the “Star Spangled Holiday” Christmas Parade. Living the Volunteer Spirit.  More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary students share their letters to Santa!

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City eyes eminent domain

The Catawba Street beach access saga between the city and the adjacent property owners is continuing after a motion for a temporary injunction the plaintiffs filed in order to keep the city from building a staircase on the slope heading towards the b More...

Developer buys St. Ann 5-acre parcel

Buyer plans assisted living facility

A vacant five-acre parcel located just north of the St. Ann Catholic Church campus on Joachim Drive that was under the ownership of the Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese sold last Wednesday to GP Senior Properties. More...

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Entertainment

WEEK OF December 24 - January 1

Light up the Night  Saturday, Dec. 26, 7 p.m.  Pensacola Cultural Center   More...

‘American Crime’ will offer a new story with new characters

Q: I just read your interview with Regina King, and I love the little tease she gave us about what to expect for the second season of “American Crime.” Can you give me any more details? – Catherine F., via email  More...

Spielberg’s ‘Bridge of Spies’ movie is fun, engaging and intriguing

“Bridge of Spies,” the latest Steven Spielberg movie, definitely fits comfortably into the genre of “spy movies” while also, certainly, at the same time, avoiding all the typical fun escapist James Bond trappings this type of More...

School

Duffy wins Gulf Breeze High School teacher of the year

Stephanie Duffy is Gulf Breeze High’s Teacher of the Year. But it is not the first time she has been awarded that honor in her 20 years teaching at the school. More...

Sports

3 games, 3 nights, 3 wins

Dolphins beat Escambia, Tate, Catholic on consecutive nights

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team, who opened the season losing six of its first seven, will head into Christmas on a three-game winning streak. More...

Swan song

Chris Nemith (left), who coached the East squad in Friday’s Pensacola Sports Association’s All Star game, is presented an autographed jersey by the East players from Pensacola State College athletic director Bill Hamilton.  More...

Mixed results in Gurus’ NFL games

Each Guru got at least one pro game wrong in last week’s Gridiron Guru contest, with the exception of the Minnesota Vikings’ win over the Chicago Bears.  Philip Gibson went 8-2, giving him a one-game lead on Brad Phelps and a four-ga More...

Opinion

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Yes, Gulf Breeze, there is a Santa Claus

Over 100 years ago on this very night, children all over the world hung their stockings over the fireplace, left out cookies and went to bed early in anticipation of a visit from Santa Claus – just like many will be doing tonight. More...

Is it time to democratize economy?

A study released at the beginning of December by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) reported that America’s 20 wealthiest individuals own more wealth than roughly half the American population combined— 152 million people.  More...