March 24, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

SunPass coming to Bob Sikes bridge

For years, the traffic in Gulf Breeze was blamed on beach traffic waiting for the swinging arms to raise at the Pensacola Beach toll booth. More...

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Community

GB tennis courts remain open to all

A continuing conversation led by Councilman Joe Henderson regarding his concerns over non-residents using the city’s tennis courts without having to pay for the upkeep laid flat as the rest of the council did not agree with his sentiment to cha More...

Dolphin alumni gather

Steve Valletto, Randy Brothers and Tim Koontz recognize some of the current and former coaches and players from the "good old days" in the mid- to late- 1970s. More...

County to fund Tiger Point Park reseeding project

Tiger Point Park, behind Lowe’s, I getting reseeded soon, with county money. More...

News

Gulf Breeze is Fla’s 3rd smartest city

A study by Zippia, The Career Expert, confirms what we suspected all along: Gulf Breeze is full of very intelligent people.  The study reviewed places with over 5,000 people and the data needed for every criteria. More...

Calendar of Meetings

March  Thursday 24  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Local Mitigation Meeting  1:30 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., Milton   More...

FDOT to repair Pensacola Beach overpass in April

Overnight repairs to the State Road (S.R.) 399 southbound overpass over U.S. 98 in Santa Rosa County are scheduled to begin in mid-April. Crews will remove and replace the damaged beam over westbound U.S. More...

Sports

Dolphin baseball finishes fourth in 24-team Tate Classic

GBHS wins three in pool play before losing to Stillwater, OK in third place game

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team, who entered last week’s Tate Classic with three wins, finished the classic with that many wins in as many days before losing to Stillwater, Okla. More...

FHSAA statement on impact of ‘school choice’

The Florida High School Athletic Association has been in contact with lawmakers before and throughout the legislative session and after review of the “school choice” bill, the FHSAA has identified some key changes that will impact our mem More...

Tourney runners up

The Bayside U-13 girls took second place in their age group at the recent Eastern Shore Premier Cup in Daphne. “The girls played extremely well and were very deserving of second place,” coach Ryan Williams said.   More...

Health

Special expertise is critical for a good outcome

DEAR DR. ROACH: How can I find the most successful, experienced kidney doctor? Would I be better off with a doctor who has his or her own practice, or one who works in a hospital? More...

Opinion

What is causing all the multi-vehicle accidents on the Pensacola Bay Bridge?

It seems that nearly every day, my smartphone alerts me through nixle alert that there is a multi-vehicle traffic accident on the Pensacola Bay Bridge. To obtain text alerts on your phone concerning traffic related issues text 32561 to 888-777. More...

Life insurance bill headed to Gov. Scott

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. More...

On the Spot:

“Do you think it was a good idea for area beaches to strengthen their alcohol laws and enforcement?”   More...

Beach lease suit reversed on appeal

Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones says he will appeal decision

Portofino Towers, Beach Club, and Island Resorts Investment, Inc. on Pensacola Beach never gave up the fight against paying ad valorem taxes on their Pensacola Beach properties. More...

City begins search for a new deputy city manager

The city will soon begin a nationwide search for a replacement Deputy City Manager, as Curt Carver announced his retirement to begin in mid- November this year.  More...

UWF Argos get a boost from Gulf Breeze News columnist

When the University of West Florida Argos take the field this fall, it will be thanks in part to Gulf Breeze News columnist Betty Archer Allen, and others like her who are University of West Florida Football Founders.  More...

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Island News

Portofino hosts party to launch final phase

Robert Tinke assembled media, VIPs, former real estate clients and potential buyers together at an extravaganza to launch the final phase of Portofino, two luxury towers that will be the last condominiums allowed to be built onPensacola Beach under t More...

Entertainment

WEEK OF March 24 - March 30

Blue Angels Tour  Thursday, March 24, 11 a.m.  Pensacola Lighthouse   More...

‘45 Years’ tells a heartbreaking story

An important, defining component in most adult’s lives is which romantic partner we are committed to, and how we choose to express this level of commitment in the mundane reality of our day-to-day wanderings.  More...

‘The Mindy Project’ returns to Hulu after hiatus

Q: Is Fox really going to air a “Prison Break” movie? -- Henry T., via email More...

School

Gulf Breeze High raises money for Juvenile Diabetes Research

Gulf Breeze High School supports one of their own, Liam Werner, as he works to raise money for a cure for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). More...

Creative writers earn honors

School News

The Santa Rosa Creative Writing Contest was held during the month of February. Many students from Gulf Breeze Middle School wrote, essays, short stories and poetry for the contest. More...

Bus safety measures are paying off in Santa Rosa County

Preventable accidents by buses on school routes in the Santa Rosa County School District are down over 60 percent this year over the past three school years, according to statistics provided by the Durham Transportation Director for the county. More...

Business

Chick-fil-A wins Business of the Month

Chick-fil-A Gulf Breeze owners Anne Marie and John Stopper and Marketing Manager Theresa DeVine receive the Business of the Month banner and from Board Chairman Jamie Walker (DigiPro Media), along with Chamber Board Directors and Ambassadors.   More...

Home & Garden

IMPACT 100 boasts new membership level of 1,082 members

Gulf Breeze Book Club to discuss Harper Lee's 'Go Set A Watchman'

The Gulf Breeze Book Club will meet on Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Elks Lodge on Pensacola Beach.   They will be discussing “Go Set A Watchman” by Harper Lee. More...

The Santa Rosa County Library System is 10 years old!

The Santa Rosa County Library System invites the community to help celebrate its 10th birthday.  More...

Club to host Blue Bow child abuse awareness event

Allie Noah, Development Director of Children in Crisis, Inc., will speak to GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club at their Tuesday, April 5 general meeting at Tiger Point Golf Club. More...