January 28, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

BOCC debates $4.5M in RESTORE projects

County Commissioners held a 30- plus minute discussion Monday on the list of projects presented to them by the Santa Rosa County RESTORE Council for funding from BP Oil Spill fines. More...

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Community

Asphalt removal to begin at Gulf Islands National Seashore

The National Park Service began its Gulf Islands National Seashore Beach Enhancement Project at Opal Beach in the Santa Rosa area of the park. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do hosts membership social

Lori Lynchard, Linda Thompson and Amy Cozart at The Fishing Hole. More...

Even a well trained dog is still a dog

Barbara got Atlas this past July. He’s a rather small black Labrador Retriever with a job. He is a trained seeing eye dog and is on the job 24 hours a day. More...

School

Tomorrow's leaders, today

Members of the Gulf Breeze Middle School National Junior Honor Society, sponsored by Gulf Breeze Optimist Club, ran the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19. More...

Rep. Broxson files pledge of allegiance bill

Florida State Representative Doug Broxson (R-Milton) filed HB 1403 -Relating to the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

Gulf Breeze Elementary School kids get hands-on science lessons

If it looked like fun, it was. But it was also educational when the Pensacola M.E.S.S. Hall brought some of its hands-on science experiments to Gulf Breeze Elementary School’s “STEAM” Night. More...

Obituaries

Rita Richbourg Finkbone

In Memory

Rita R. Finkbone, 55, of Pensacola Beach died at her home on Tuesday, January 19, 2016.  More...

Health

BMI, the body mass index not a total picture of health

DEAR DR. ROACH: About seven years ago, my blood pressure was high, and I was overweight and in a stressful job.  More...

Home & Garden

Driftwood Garden Club plants a tree for Arbor Day

The Driftwood Garden Club (DGC) along with the City of Gulf Breeze celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, Jan. 15. The program began with the Presentation and Retirement of Colors by GBHS AFJROTC led by Lt. Col. Landfair. More...

Spring into vegetable gardening with a 3-week series for beginners

If you have ever considered planting a spring vegetable garden, attend this 3-week series geared to beginners and learn all you need to get started. This workshop will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. More...

Schools bursting at the seams

County, school district meet in workshop to talk about projected growth

Santa Rosa County Schools need to build one or two new schools. They are busting at the seams in the south and and in Pace. The state says they should rezone and bus students from the south end of the county to fill empty seats in Jay and Milton. More...

SR County to review RESTORE projects today

The projects recommended last month by the county’s RESTORE council to be funded by the first round of BP fine monies will be sent intact to the Santa Rosa County Commission’s meeting today (Thursday, Jan. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do

Gulf Breeze High School student Kendall Sheffler tells those gathered at the Gulf Breeze Will Do membership social how the grant impacted members of Best Buddies, an organization pairing special needs students with typical students at Gulf Breeze Hig More...

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Entertainment

WEEK OF January 28 - February 3

Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour Thursday, Jan. 28 - March 10 Pensacola Visitor’s Center More...

‘The Big Short’ is long on pointed, scathing truth

Writer/Director Adam McKay’s latest comedy, “The Big Short,” is miles away from the very funny Will Ferrell collaborations like “Anchorman” and “Talladega Nights” that established him as one of the most succe More...

New ‘Game of Thrones’ episodes will air on HBO beginning in April

Q: Can you tell me when “Game of Thrones” will return. Now that the next book in the series by George R.R. Martin has been delayed, I’m going through some serious withdrawals! -- Meaghan T., via email  More...

News

City council to discuss offer to purchase Peyton Building

A sales agreement between the City of Gulf Breeze and M&W Properties for the Peyton Office Building might be in the works after staff had an appraisal completed and came up with conditions related to the sale. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Jan.  Thursday 28  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  GBA Chamber Business After Hours  5:30 - 7 p.m., St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church  Commission Special - Rezoning   More...

Flashbacks

January 28th

One year ago this week   More...

Sports

Soccer season ends, 1-0

Gulf Breeze finishes season 10-11-3

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin soccer team’s season came to an end on Jan. More...

From Gulf Breeze grad to Gulf Breeze coach

Kevin Kent, the Gulf Breeze High Boys’­soccer coach, started playing soccer when he was four. He has never stopped. More...

Gibson Guru winner

While there is still one game to pick, there is a winner in the 2015-16 Gridiron Gurus.  Dr. Philip Gibson, despite ­going 1-1 last week in the ­championship conference games, has a two-game lead on Patrick Simpson (138-53 to 136-55).   More...

Opinion

Route for a new Bay Bridge poses a major impact on Gulf Breeze

From pnj.com, 05/15/2014: “President Barack Obama announced that the Pensacola Bay bridge replacement is among the projects that would be accelerated under a new transportation plan .... More...

Mr. Kerrigan couldn’t be more wrong

In his Op-ed of January 21, 2016, Bob Kerrigan wrongly states that “[City officials] act exclusively for a handful of business owners and commercial property owners who see their values and revenues declining if traffic is not reduced” an More...

Sen. Don Gaetz introduces bills

It’s budget-building time and next week those of us who chair appropriations committees will be meeting with our committee members to decide what’s in, what’s out and how Florida can once again do what Washington can never do &ndash More...