January 14, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Navarre pier operators want changes

Operators of the Navarre Fishing Pier are all caught up on back fees and fines, according to the report given to the Santa Rosa County Commissioners Monday. But they are facing the December payment which is due within the next week.  More...

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Energy efficient home saves money

The money saving features in this new construction home will keep energy bills low while the beauty and layout will enhance your lifestyle.  More...

Buck Lee takes a bow

His last day as SRIA Executive Director is Friday

Escambia County Commission made last Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 Buck Lee Day for not only Pensacola Beach but for all of the county.  More...

Lifeguard tryouts are Saturday, Jan. 30

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout event for individuals looking for a challenging, rewarding and exciting job with a starting pay of $14.15 per hour. The tryouts will take place at 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Jan.  Thursday 14  GBA Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast  7 - 9 a.m., Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Zoning Board   More...


January 14th

One year ago this week  The city council schedules the final public hearing to approve the $2 meter technology fee to the city and South Santa Rosa Utility water customers for a period of five years.  Five years ago this week   More...

City addresses overcrowding by converting garage to office space

The need for more office space for the city’s expanding staff is growing, which is why the city council approved to endorse the conversion of a vehicle bay in the Public Services garage to 576 square-feet of office space.  More...


John Arnold Stanhagen, Sr.


John Arnold Stanhagen Sr., 77, long time resident of Gulf Breeze passed away peacefully on January 8th after a short stay in GB Hospital and a lengthy fight with Alzheimer’s. John was born on October 4, 1938, in Martinsville, VA. More...


Diabetic foot ulcers are common and deservedly feared

DEAR DR. ROACH: My father is an 84-year-old diabetic. He has had a wound on his foot (on the inner side of his right foot, near his big toe) for about five months. He has been treated by a podiatrist, who has debrided the wound every week. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Will Do hosts membership drive Wednesday at Fishing Hole

Gulf Breeze Will Do is having a membership drive and invites all current and potential members to a gathering Wednesday, Jan. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Fishing Hole restaurant, 348 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. More...

Change of command

Hunter Musil’s brother, Adam, and sisters, Jennifer and Candace, pin on his new Cadet Colonel rank. Gulf Breeze High’s award winning Junior ROTC program had an awards night and a change of command last Friday. More...

Planting beds available at community garden

Start your new year off right. by growing your own organic vegetables. More...

No plans to rezone school districts

County growth meeting is Jan. 21

The school district and county are having a combined public meeting next Thursday, Jan. 21 in Milton at the Russell Center (next to Locklin Vo-Tech) from noon to 3 p.m. to discuss county growth issues facing both agencies. But Joey Harrell, Asst. More...

Is it too late to change the bridge landing?


A new bridge is coming to span Pensacola Bay, connecting it to Gulf Breeze and Hwy. 98 West. The Florida Department of Transportation is going to put the new double bridge positioned slightly west of the existing bridge. More...




‘The Danish Girl’ explores gender issue with sensitivity

The transgender “issue” is quite the hot topic here at the start of 2016. The former Bruce Jenner/Caitlyn Jenner story remains a startlingly odd tale that brought the formerly fringe issue of gender identity into the mainstream. More...

Joan Allen leads cast in ‘The Family’ to debut with special premiere

Q: Can you tell me what Joan Allen has been up to lately? She is a great actress and one classy lady. -- Paul T., via email  More...

WEEK OF January 14 - January 20

Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour Thursday, Jan. 14 - March 10 Pensacola Visitor’s Center More...


Duffy is one of three finalists for Teacher of the Year

Winner will be announced tonight at Golden Apple Awards Ceremony

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation announced the five semifinalists selected from 33 school nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year.  Finalists are Paula Jones, Avalon Middle; Stephanie Duffy, Gulf Breeze High; and Sarah Thomin, Holley-Nava More...

Gulf Breeze High drama brings home top awards

Gulf Breeze High Drama Troupe 4106 swept through their District High School Thespians competition last weekend, capturing a long list of awards, including top honors for their One Act. More...


Dolphin soccer, Catholic play to scoreless tie on Senior Night

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin ­soccer team honored its seniors before their game with their ­longest standing rivals. The two teams played to a scoreless tie. More...

From one sport to the next

Spencer leads girls weightlifting

He’s excited, happy for his team, the Gulf Breeze High School Girls’ Weightlifting Team, happy to be in Baker, for the district meet and he is very, very happy about the progress his team made after a rocky start. More...

Nothing yet on coach search

It will be the first major ­decision of his tenure as GBHS Principal. But Danny Brothers isn’t going to rush into it, either.  “There nothing right yet. More...


A life lived simply and lived well

Everyday people doing everyday things can make a big impact

Stavros Varvouris passed away two days before Christmas. He wasn’t a superstar, millionaire or celebrity chef. He didn’t drive a fancy car or wear fancy clothes but he did have a big impact.  More...

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On the Spot:

“What is your favorite memory of SRIA Director Buck Lee?”   More...