March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Oil spill funds two new fishing reefs

Two new artificial reefs in the Navarre Beach area will be funded by National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) funds, which are part of the BP oil spill fines. More...

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Baldwin credits his failures for his many successes

It’s something you don’t hear someone say often – ‘I love the word failure.’  More...

Best in Show

Michael Fagan, of Pensacola won the $1,000 prize for Best in Show for his Painting (Oils & Acrylics) at the Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts Festival held March 12-13.  More...

GB Hospital honors Certified Nurses

Board certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in assuring quality care in the hospital setting. More...


Fee simple title for Navarre Beach is discussed in Washington, D.C.

Fee simple title for Navarre Beach leaseholders and possible transfer of OLF Holley (Navy property) to the county for possible industrial park in south end were subjects Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson discussed on his most recent trip More...

Calendar of Meetings

March  Thursday 31  TDC Board of Directors Budget Workshop  9 a.m., EDO Conference Room, 6491 Caroline St., Ste. 4, Milton  April  Friday 1   More...


March 31st

1 year ago this week  Commissioner Lane Lynchard looks into the possibility of adding more recreation fields in the south end of the community due to the over booked fields in Tiger Point Parks.  5 years ago this week   More...


Tennis 3-peat

Benton Byrd hits a forehand during the first round of the District 1-2A Tournament Monday at Shoreline Park. More...

Another trophy for Tori

GBHS senior and eight-time state swimming champion Tori Bindi was named Pensacola Sports Amateur Athlete of the Year the recent 62nd annual Pensacola Sports Awards Banquet. More...

GBHS back on top in Academics

GB grad Gray new coach for girls basketball, who finished fourth

Gulf Breeze High is back in familiar territory, on top of the Academic Team Championship standings, which were released by the Florida High School Athletic Association Monday. More...

Home & Garden

Pensacola Jewish Federation to present three events

The Pensacola Jewish Federation presents three events that will be of great interest to the Pensacola and Gulf Breeze Community. More...

Gulf Isle Neighbors welcomes new members at luncheon

Gulf Isle Neighbors welcomed new members at a spectacular luncheon hosted by Mary Hull on Wednesday, March 23. Appetizers consisted of boiled shrimp, delicious cheese stuffed pastry and a much raved-about hot meatball dish. More...

Camellia Club begins 79th year with a celebration

Eighty-four Pensacola Camellia Club (PCC) members and guests enjoyed a banquet at V. Paul’s Restaurant on Tuesday, March 15. They celebrated the 79th year of the club and the raising of $45,000 toward improvements of the UWF Camellia Garden. More...

Hope that HEALS begins Thursday respite program

Hope that HEALS, in partnership with a church, is offering free respite every Thursday. The program will provide support and community for special needs adults as well as caregiver respite. More...

City to OK pediatric facility

Last week the Development Review Board and Architecture Review Board held a special meeting to hear the proposal of NNGS, LLC to build a two-story, 8,823-square foot pediatric medical facility run by Sacred Heart Health Systems on a vacant triangular More...

Baldwin shares testimony

He may be a Seattle Seahawk now, but once upon a time he was a Gulf Breeze Dolphin. 2007 grad and hometown hero Doug Baldwin appeared at Momentum Church on Easter to share his testimony with Pastor Tim Payne. See related story on page 5A.   More...



Island News

Bloodworth debuts first scripted film

Third time’s a charm, at least for amateur filmmaker and Gulf Breeze High School senior Clay Bloodworth, who completed his third film and will be premiering it at Georgia College’s Milledgeville Film Festival this April. More...


WEEK OF March 31 - April 6

Christopher’s Concerts  Thurs., March 31, 6 - 8 p.m.  Lawn of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church 3200 N 12th Ave., Pensacola  Reunion Band - classic rock  Harlem Globetrotters   More...

‘Miracles from Heaven’ is a touching tale

One of the potential problems that Christian/Faith based movies face is that they can be so entrenched in their own perspectives or agendas that they fail to acknowledge and respect the audience that walks into their films not believing in Jesus as t More...

Ford and Spielberg to reprise ‘Indiana Jones’

Q: I love Tobias Menzies of “Outlander.” Can you tell me what else I can see him in? -- Layla F., via email  More...


Key Club donates 850 dictionaries

Gulf Breeze High School Key Club planned and completed a Dictionary Project for the elementary schools in the Pensacola and Gulf Breeze areas.  More...

Gulf Breeze Middle School plans kickball tournament

Gulf Breeze Middle School has the following events planned:  • Annual kickball tournament for Relay for Life will be Friday, April 1.  • Upcoming 6th grade parent night is Monday, April 4 in cafeteria. More...


Good Friday Procession

On Good Friday, the faithful from St. Ann Catholic Church symbolically commemorate Jesus’ walk to his crucifixion. The procession began at Wayside Park in Gulf Breeze.   More...


Mark Victor Modica

August 24, 1960 March 18, 2016

Mark Modica, 55, of Pensacola, FL made his last delivery on March 18, 2016. Born the fourth son of Edward S. and Margret Nees Modica, at Fort Carson CO, Mark traveled the breath of the World as a US Air Force dependent. More...


Two heads are best at doctor’s visit for information

DEAR DR. ROACH: I always try to accompany my husband when he goes to the doctor. I feel that two sets of ears are always better than one. More...


Fair Housing Act makes 48th year of prohibiting discrimination

Forty-eight years ago this month, on April 11, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the federal Fair Housing Act, which prohibited discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, sex, ha More...

Political solution: spend money

Why is it that the only political solution to a problem with our country the answer is to spend money? More...

A fair tax

You may have heard people making misleading claims that the FAIRtax(sm) rate could be as high as 90%. More...