March 10, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page


Clay Ray (left) and Robby Rushing wait to congratulate runners as they finish the fourth annual Quentin Cooper Liver Life 5K. More...

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Blue Angels celebrate 70th Anniversary

The City of Pensacola and the Blue Angels Association are partnering to commemorate the Blue Angels 70th anniversary year milestone with a kickoff event, March 21.  More...

Canadians with kayaks have a thirst for adventure

On a cool evening last Tuesday under a pavilion at Shoreline Park South stood three men cooking supper on a portable camp stove and divulging tales to curious passersby. More...


WEEK OF March 10 - March 16

Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour March 10 - March 15 Pensacola Visitor Center More...

Live version of ‘Dirty Dancing’ coming this year

Q: I have a serious crush on “The Revenant” co-star Tom Hardy. I heard he’s coming to television. Is that true? -- Linda T., via email More...

'The Lady in the Van' is odd, fun

Maggie Smith stands high atop the precipice of the very finest actors working today. More...


Geo Bee champ heads to state

Jack Hitchcock, an eighth grader at Gulf Breeze Middle School, only thought there was excitement in the air when he was named the School Winner of the National Geographic Bee held at his school in December.  More...

Good Shepherd celebrates Dr. Seuss

As part of the Celebrate Reading Across America Week, students at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Gulf Breeze participated in many events. Dr. Seuss, whose birthday was March 2, was celebrated in several ways to commemorate the special week. More...

WBMS teachers win STEM grants

Two teachers at Woodlawn Beach Middle School are taking their commitment to bring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) into their classroom a priority and are being awarded for their creativity and perseverance by being awarded gr More...


High blood pressure can lead to stroke

DEAR DR. ROACH: Can high blood pressure cause blood clots, blindness and strokes? Or is this caused by taking the wrong combination of blood pressure medicines? -- Anon. More...


Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

“Do you think it is OK to publish a person’s mugshot and charges for profit on the internet, print, etc.?”   More...

Fair tax will eliminate problems

Politicians often propose new and ignore existing legislation. The results are BIG headaches for Americans:  More...

Flashing traffic signal to get upgrade

The traffic light on the intersection of Gulf Breeze Pkwy. and Hospital Dr. More...

City increases waste fees

Fee increases coming from the top is forcing the city to pass down the extra costs to its solid waste collection customers.  More...

County eyes tourism dollars for Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze City’s bed tax tourism dollars ware discussed at Monday’s Santa Rosa County Commission meeting and will be on the agenda at today (Thursday’s) meeting. More...

Turn lane closure to be permanent

What was once a temporary solution to a dangerous problem is about to become permanent, as the Florida Department of Transportation has obtained the funds to officially close the turning lane that allows vehicles traveling east to take a left hand tu More...



Island News

Go Irish on the Island

St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl is Thursday, March 17

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl T-shirts are for sale at the Pensacola Beach Visitor Center or at any of the Pub crawl participants for $12. All T-shirt proceeds go to Covenant Care.  Pub Crawl Route  10:30 a.m. More...

SRIA asks citizens for their input

Are you concerned about or pleased with the operation of Penssacola Beach? More...

Seagrass event and Gumbo Cook-off set for March 19

Seagrass Awareness is an annual free family event held at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze. The event will take place Saturday, March 19 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

March  Thursday 10  GBA Chamber Monthly Breakfast  7 - 9 a.m., Andrews Performance & Research Pavilion  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room   More...


March 10th

A year ago this week  The city surveys the hardest hit areas from the April 2014 flood as an emergency measure to provide data to develop flood mitigation projects.  5 years ago this week   More...

Dispose of hazardous household waste

Santa Rosa County hosts Amnesty Day March 19

If you have accumulated some items that you no longer want but are unsure if they are safe to throw away, you may be able to rid yourself of them on March 19 when South Santa Rosa County hosts a free disposal day for residents. More...


Back on track

Patrick Fisher (right) celebrates a goal with teammate T.J. Durst during the Dolphins’ 12-10 win over Lincoln Saturday. GBHS hosted Catholic Wednesday (after the News’ deadline).   More...

Mantuano 1-2 at state wrestling meet

GBHS senior Aaron Mantuano went 1-2 in the 152 pound weight class at the 2A state meet Friday and Saturday in Kissimmee.  The lone Dolphin to qualify for state, Mantuano lost his first match by decision 12-2. More...

GBHS searching for a new volleyball, girls soccer coach

On Thursday, Ryan Davenport was honoring his Lady Dolphin soccer team on making it to the regional final for the second time in his six years as coach.  The next day, he found out that there won’t be a chance for a third as he was relieved More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts festival is this weekend

The 22nd Annual Gulf Breeze Celebrates The Arts Festival is this weekend, March 12-13; Saturday – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Words wanted! Written word, Spoken word!

Bring your words to Open Mic Tuesday

Open mic Tuesday is on March 15 at the Pensacola Cultural Center, 400 Jefferson Street, Room 200. This happening is free and open to public; 6:30 refreshments and 7 p.m. readings.  More...

Camellia Club’s new officers prepare for banquet

Attorney Christi Hankins was re-elected for a second term as president of the Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) at its February membership meeting. Other officers are: Skip Vogelsang, Mack Thetford, Thekla Morris, Lynn Manthei and LeAnna Brennan. More...