February 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Gulf Breeze man dies in single car accident

James Maxwell Patrick III, 38 of Gulf Breeze was killed Thursday, Feb. 4 at 8:15 p.m. More...

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Marguerette Taylor’s friends, family celebrate her 105th birthday

Marguerette Taylor surprised me Saturday, which is not easy to do after my 30-plus years being a reporter. I was not expecting the 105 year old lady to be so charming and fun.  More...

City plans Chili Lunch

The City of Gulf Breeze will hosts its annual Chili lunch Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Gulf Breeze City Hall. More...

It’s Love your Library Month

Love your Library Month is celebrated during February in libraries nationwide. This is a great time to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities and the nation. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Feb.  Thursday 11  GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast  7 - 9 a.m., St. More...


February 11th

1 year ago this week...  Workers put finishing touches on the new Pensacola Beach Visitors Center.  5 years ago this week...   More...

Construction is underway on Dunkin’ Donuts complex

Opening soon, the Benson Complex located on 250 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. is expected to be complete this June, with the building’s residents taking a few additional months for interior assembly.  More...


3 reasons to smile

Parks’ third place finish at state weightlifting meet best in school history

Junior Nicole Parks etched her name into the history books last week with her third-place finish in the 119-pound class at the 1A state weightlifting meet. Her third place finish is the best for a GBHS female athlete in school history. More...

Denmon doubles win total for basketball team

He’s six feet seven inches tall. He’s teaching basketball, tennis, volleyball, Life Management Skills and weightlifting. He’s coaching volleyball, softball and basketball. More...

New job for Nemith

Former GB coach new coach/athletic director at Meigs Middle in Shalimar

It’s the start of a new chapter for Chris Nemith – in more ways than one.  After 26 years of coaching high school football – the second half of it at Gulf Breeze High – Nemith is now the head football coach and athletic d More...


Term limits would hurt progress

The Gulf Breeze News printed a recent article discussing the possibility of enacting term limits upon the Mayor and its Council. I wish to share two very clear examples of how such action could be detrimental to our city.  More...

Eliminate bottleneck, change landing

Please support the construction of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge at a better bridge abutment location than the existing bridge abutment in the middle of Gulf Breeze. More...

Corrective lenses bring life into focus

Four years ago, I started wearing reading glasses. Like most folks approaching 40, I found that my arms just weren’t long enough and that things closer than three feet seemed a little blurry without them. More...

Is our local drinking water safe?

You turn on the tap, place the coffee pot underneath and get your day started. But recent reports about tainted water in Flint, Mich. may cause doubts about whether local water contains lead or impurities leached from pipes. More...

‘Bonnie and Clyde’ crime spree ends at Garcon Point

On Friday morning, a high-speed chase came to an end in Santa Rosa County as deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were notified by Escambia County Sheriff’s Deputies that Missouri fugitives Blake Fitzgerald and Brittany Ha More...




WEEK OF February 11 - 17

Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour  February 11 - March 15  Pensacola Visitor Center   More...

Caine, Keitel make ‘Youth’ a fun getaway

Some people love the beach while others prefer the mountains. Tony Bennett’s singing might inspire a smile for certain folks, while some music enthusiasts prefer the edge and attitude of Frank Sinatra.  More...

Whitworth’s ‘Bad Hurt’ set for release Feb. 12

Q: I am so happy that “Blindspot” has been renewed for another season but bummed that one of my favorite actors, Johnny Whitworth, was killed off before we could find out more about him. More...


GBHS science day shows learning is fun

Gulf Breeze High School students found out that science concepts can also be quite entertaining at Science Day, a community event that occurred on Saturday, Jan. 23. More...

Voice of Democracy winner

Gulf Breeze High sophomore Kayla Foschia was named a winner in the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Voice of Democracy scholarship contest. More...

Setser omitted from Woodlawn Beach Middle Honor Roll

Due in part to difficult formatting, the name of Joseph Setser, a sixth grader at Woodlawn Beach Middle School, was inadvertently left out of the Honor Rolls that were published in the Jan. 28 edition of the Gulf Breeze News. More...

Home & Garden

The League of Women Voters to feature local mayors

The League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area will hold the February General Meeting at Tryon Branch Library, 120 Langley Ave. on Saturday, Feb. 20. More...

Navarre Garden Club Horticulture Workshop

The Navarre Garden Club horticulture committee will meet Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the Elks Lodge. More...

Pensacola Beach Women's Club celebrates December and January Birthdays

December Birthday Ladies Carol Nemeth, Diane Black, Nancy Craine, Linda Saeger, Rhonda Dorfman, Paula Barns, Trish Tierney More...