February 25, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Judge set to rule on public beach access

The legal battles the city is facing regarding who is the rightful owner of the last 15 feet before the water’s edge at the beach access located on Catawba St. More...

Sacred Heart to build

South Santa Rosa County is geared to see a new medical development in the near future.  By the end of 2017 Sacred Heart Health System is set to open a new medical facility that will provide convenient access to diagnostic medical tests and physi More...

Special Sections



Group plans to clean up Graffiti Bridge March 19

On Saturday, March 19, a group of people led by Kiana Robella and Gisele Kiana and Tanner Nichols, will clean up some of the unwanted trash that litters the area around the Graffiti Bridge on 17th Ave. More...

Beach Breeze Relay for Life invites teams to event March 8

The American Cancer Society seeks new teams of super heroes to join Beach Breeze’s Relay For Life. More...


WEEK OF February 25 - March 2

Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour  February 25 - March 15  Pensacola Visitor Center   More...

‘Joy’ - uplifting, inspired bliss

Most people, including myself, love stories about “underdogs,” heroes who rise above their own fears and doubts and overcome the adversity of their life circumstances to win within whatever venue they are working in. More...

‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton reveals little of plot

Q: I am so thrilled that “Scandal” is back from winter hiatus. Can you give any hints as to what to expect now? -- Kristin H., via email More...


Track season underway

Macall Massey competes in the 100 meter hurdles at the Tiger Relays Saturday. Look for story on Page 4B.   More...

And so it begins

GBHS football coach Bobby Clayton (right) looks on during Day 1 of weightlifting for the Dolphin football team. John Learned (above) was one of near 70 players who attended the 90-minute workout.   More...

Girls lax now 3-0

Ranked 15th in laxpower poll

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin lacrosse team will look to keep its momentum going as they head to Gainesville this weekend for its toughest games so far this season.  The Lady Dolphins (3- 0), who are ranked 15th (out of 168 teams) in the laxpower More...

Home & Garden

Get your seat at ‘Tour of Tables’ on March 16

The Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs proudly presents The Annual “Original Tour of Tables” in March.  The happening will take place at The Garden Center, 1850 N. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors (GIN)

Gulf Isle Neighbors celebrated Valentine’s Day early at the Bay Center with a very special, very last minute presentation by their very own Helene Star! More...

Gulf Coast Friends plan lots o’ fun

Gulf Coast Friends invite all their members and friends to come join them, wearing your green, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the March luncheon and meeting on Thursday, March 10 at LaBrisa Restaurant in Gulf Breeze. Doors open at 11 a.m. More...

Senior living plans advance

Two sets of standards were set before the council concerning off-street parking regulations for upcoming senior living facilities, one particular to be constructed on a 5.3 acre parcel located just north of the St. More...

UPA makes plans

Beautification tops group's priority list

United Peninsula Association (UPA) met February 18 at the Tiger Point Community Center to discuss 2016 priorities, announce new members to the board of directors, and request more participation from county residents. More...

GBHS Science Olympians win region at UWF

Gulf Breeze High School's Science Olympiad team won the regional competition Saturday at UWF and will be going to the state competition in Orlando in four weeks. Sponsors are needed for the trip. More...



Island News

Escambia lettting SRIA work issues for another year

Escambia County Commissioners are not planning to enforce any more reductions in lease fees or consolidation of services for Pensacola Beach for the next year. More...

Zika virus Hotline now available

This week, Governor Rick Scott directed State Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong to activate a Zika Virus Information Hotline for Florida residents and visitors, as well as anyone planning on traveling to Florida in the near future. More...

Mayor Dannheisser challenges others to aid tornado victims

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser issued a good-spirited challenge to promote giving to the recovery fund for North Escambia County. He and his wife will match donations up to a total of $5,000. More...


Henderson questions Board of Adjustment's power

A disparity between the powers of the Board of Adjustment (BOA) versus the city council prompted a conversation on who really has the last say in development.  More...

Calendar of Meetings

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February 25th

A year ago this week...  Pensacola was rated one of the nation’s top 5 beaches by Tripadvisor, a leading travel review site.  5 years ago this week...   More...


GBHS expels four students

When introducing the list of Santa Rosa County School District expulsions at last week’s school board meeting, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said, “We often have long lists of expulsions at this time of year, but not usually this long. More...

Gulf Breeze Middle School students make their mark on history fair

The Santa Rosa County History Fair was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School on Friday, Feb. 5. More...

Dance team seniors

Haylie Lecaroz (left) and Sara Burnett were honored before the Dolphins' recent dual meet with Choctaw.   More...


How safe are ultrasounds during pregnancy?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Could you please discuss the use of ultrasounds during routine pregnancies? How many typically are performed, and are there any possible negative effects on the fetus? More...


We don’t want our new bridge to look like Mobile’s Bay Way

Our office at Harbourtown offers a view of Highway 98. On Monday, cars were at a standstill. More...

Step up, serve and then step aside


Anytime I was concerned about something happening in our town, my husband, Joe Reynes, would say, “write a letter, LaRita.” I hated writing letters! I’m a little late, but I’m writing. More...

How will your slideshow depict your life?

The slideshow from the memorial service had 273 pictures of the most amazing twin sister that ever lived. There were pictures of birthday parties and skating rinks. There were photos of friends, family, and felines. More...