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GB High School marching band to perform at Pensacola Pelican Drop

New Year Celebration to feature fireworks, live music, family fun and a giant, lighted Pelican

The Gulf Breeze High School marching band will perform at this year’s Pelican Drop celebration — engaging in a “Drumline”-style musical showdown with rival Tate High School in the streets of historic Downtown Pensacola.  More...

Pre-Christmas gig for Post Pluto

From left: Tommy Pelkowski, Michael Garcia, Max Gerke and Gordon Frank from Post Pluto play a gig at The Break on Dec. 19. Not shown is Jeffrey Smith. The Gulf Breeze area-based band will play at Casino Beach Bar and Grill in February and March. More...

Life jacket a good (late) holiday gift

Trying to find the perfect gift for the holidays? If you have a boater in your life, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has an idea for that last-minute stocking stuffer: boating safety equipment. More...


WEEK OF December 31 - January 6

Ice Flyers Friday, Jan. 1, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Columbus Cottonmouths Saturday, Jan. 2, 7:05 p.m. Vs. Columbus Cottonmouths Pensacola Bay Center More...

‘Trumbo’ recounts Hollywood red scare

AS most people who have a passion for movies, I hold a particular affection for films that are about the film industry itself, in all its rich, varied history. More...

Supermodel Hunter has new project

Q: I saw a commercial for a travel show with Rachel Hunter. Can you tell me what that’s about? -- Sara T., via email   More...


2015 Sports Year in Review

2015 was a year of highs and lows (but mostly highs) for area sports, particularly at Gulf Breeze High, who won the 5A Academic State Championship for the fourth consecutive year. More...

Pro games tough on the Gurus

The National Football League was tough on the Gurus for Week 17 as each of them went 2-2 or worse.  Lisa Newell was the lone Guru to pick the Bears over the Bucs, as well as the Colts over the Dolphins.  More...


Toni Fuentealba and the Lady Dolphin soccer team closed out the 2015 portion of their schedule with a 5-0 win over Milton Dec. 22.   More...


Florida’s middle class is losing ground

Last week, the Pew Research Center published a report documenting the shrinking “American middle class” from 61 percent of all Americans in 1971 to 50 percent today. More...

Political Cartoon

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In the chaos, some valuables go missing

It only took us about two hours to realize that the gift cards were missing.  More...



Island News

Unlocking faith

Momentum Blackwater is a ministry within the walls of a prison

Momentum Church launched its third campus, Momentum Blackwater, on Sunday, Dec. 20. This launch, however, is not inside of a school or other community facility. Momentum Blackwater calls the Blackwater River Correctional Facility its home.  More...

Santa Rosa School district changing gifted program

Gifted students will be a real focus during the next year in Santa Rosa County Schools. The school board heard from Asst.  More...

Geography Bee winners

Eight graders were the most skilled at answering the tough geography questions that were part of the finals of the Geography Bee. From left, Jack Hitchcock-School Winner-1st place, Bickston Laenger- 3rd place, Joe Randall- 2nd place.   More...


Calendar of Meetings

Dec.  Thursday 31  Gulf Breeze City Hall Holiday Hours  7:30 a.m. - noon  Gulf Breeze Chamber Holiday Hours  8 a.m. - noon  County Offices Holiday Hours  Normal business hours  Jan.  Friday 1   More...


December 31st

One year ago this week  West Florida Planning Council offered to help the Santa Rosa Island Authority make a plan for the future if all lease fees are eliminated.  Five years ago this week   More...

City considers legal counsel for eminent domain

The City of Gulf Breeze is facing four different potential issues in the area of eminent domain and has hired a Tampaarea law firm for a maximum of $250,000 to handle the matters, including the Catawba Street beach access, Florida Department of Trans More...


Students earn degrees from Troy U.

Local students who graduated from Troy University during the fall semester/Term 2 for 2015 are:  Jenna Hughes of Gulf Breeze, Master of Science in Counseling and Psychology  Amy McLendon of Gulf Breeze, Master of Science in Counseling and P More...


Stavros Nick Varvouris

In Memory

Stavros Nick Varvouris, 62, of Pensacola passed away December 23, 2015. He was born in Skopelos, Greece. He was the oldest of four children born to Nikolaos and Elizabeth Varvouris. More...


Nonalcoholic fatty liver is increasingly common

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 59 years old and am having problems with my lower abdomen. After colonoscopy and ultrasound, my doctor called to say I have a fatty liver. When asked what that means, I was told to lose weight. More...

Prevent type 2 diabetes with program

Join other participants in learning how to make healthy lifestyle changes in Santa Rosa County

Tuesday, January 12, at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County Milton location, community members will learn how to prevent type 2 diabetes through lifestyle change intervention offered by the National Diabetes Prevention Program.  More...

Home & Garden

Parties ring in new year

Happy New Year!  More...

Troop 417 Scouts Earn Engineering Merit Badge

Nine Boy Scouts from Troop 417 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze completed earning their Engineering Merit Badge. More...

Arbor Day programs include tree giveaway

The Milton Garden Club will host an Arbor Day Celebration on Friday January 15, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at 5256 Alabama Street in Milton. The program is free, open to all and no registration is required. Scheduled activities: At 10:30 a.m. More...