April 21, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

County revives push for 1-cent sales tax

“The most expensive thing you can do is nothing.” That was the warning given to Santa Rosa County taxpayers last week by County Commissioner Don Salter at the special meeting to discuss a proposed 10-year one cent Local Option Sales Tax. More...

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Gulf Breeze paving project complete

The U.S. 98 resurfacing project, between the Pensacola Bay Bridge and the Gulf Breeze Zoo, in Santa Rosa County is finished. More...

Navarre Beach renourishment a topic at Commissioner’s Town Hall

Between 30-40 people showed up in Navarre for Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson’s Town Hall meeting last Thursday at the county’s Tourist Center in Navarre night to ask questions about major issues facing the county like build More...

Attorney Shaffer to teach Intellectual Property at UWF

Curious about what Intellectual Property is and why businesses are always talking about it? More...


Calendar of Meetings

April  Thursday 21  SRC School Board Meeting  9 a.m., Board Room, 5086 Canal St., Milton  Friday 22  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast   More...


April 21

1 year ago this week  Three Gulf Breeze students win 2015 National Merit Scholarship: Gant Player - Gulf Breeze High School, Jett Crowdis - Pensacola High School, and Tabitha Samuels – homeschooled, out of over 1.4 million juniors entered More...

City urges county to settle Tiger Point Golf dispute by Sept. 1

The South Santa Rosa Utilities Service (SSRUS) is encouraging the city council to make a move and resolve the Conditional Use Permit for Tiger Point by September 1, and if not resolved by that time, the city will have to commit to building a new wast More...


Gulf Breeze High lacrosse teams lose first round play-in games

Boys lose to Maclay 17-2, girls drop another close one to Oak Hall, 7-5

It was a history-making night Friday at Dolphin Stadium. Gulf Breeze had hoped for a different opening to the chapter as both teams lost first-round play in games.  More...

Softball falls in district title game

GBHS runners up for second consecutive year

The third time was the charm for West Florida’s softball team - and they needed only seven innings to do it. More...

Freshman at state

Caraline Scheufler hits a backhand during regional semifinal action April 5 against Niceville. Scheufler was one of three GBHS athletes that competed at the 3A state meet last week. More...


Free screenings Tuesday for oral, head and neck cancer

In recognition of Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month, the Baptist Cancer Institute will provide free screenings for oral, head and neck cancer for the public and team members of Baptist Health Care on Tuesday, April 26, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. More...

GBHS grads to study at National Institute of Health

A world-class research facility, the National Institutes of Health, has awarded not one, but two 2012 Gulf Breeze High School graduates competitive research training awards. More...

Once a Neat Freak, Dad Now a Hoarder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but I hope you can help. My dad was a single parent raising us kids, and he was always clean when it came to housework. Every room in our house was almost spotless.  More...


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Scrolling through my news feed, I am hounded by clickbait. Click-bait headlines “bait” you to click them to find out the rest of the story. More...

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Keep up the good work, GB News!


This is just a short note to say how much I appreciate your publication. I lived in Gulf Breeze proper for 30 years., sent six children to the G.B. schools. I currently have five grandchildren attending GBHS. More...

School board eyes purchase of Food World

Santa Rosa County School Board held a special meeting last Thursday that lasted less than five minutes but the outcome may be historical and last many, many years. More...

City holds off on accepting offer on Peyton building

The city council decided to wait to make a decision on whether or not to accept a counter proposal from J.G. Buehler & Company to purchase the Peyton Office Complex at 1198 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. More...



Island News

Tug of War

Attorneys, County continue battle over Pensacola Beach lease fees

Attorney Edward Fleming wrote in an email to Gulf Breeze News this week: ”Disagreeing with the Court’s decision is not grounds for rehearing.” More...


Hello, My Name is Doris – Charming, Forgettable Fun

People, like myself, who are great fans of movies, movie culture and the whole movie going experience in general, take great delight in watching and following the careers of our favorite actors and actresses.  More...

Catch Andrea Bowen in Lifetime’s upcoming “Dirty Little Addict”

Q: “Desperate Housewives” was one of my favorite shows. Can you tell me what Andrea Bowen, the actress who played Julie Mayer, is up to lately? -- Gia F., via email   More...

WEEK OF April 21 - 27

St. Christopher's Concert  Thursday, April 21, 6 - 8 p.m.    St. Christopher's Episcopal Church 3200 N 12th Ave., Pensacola  The Blenders  'Don't Dress for Dinner'   More...


GBHS Senior Prom Court

Front (from left): Megan Hawkins, Brook Ostrander, Megan Pewitt, Diane Wade and Aubreee Stillman. Back (from left): Christian Hart, Grant Caillouet, Cal Dermody, Daniel Harris and Pete Staviski.   More...

GBHS Junior Prom Court

Front (from left): Brooke Swearingen, Hailie Wright, Amber Doyle, Mackenzie Ventura and Nina Staviski. Back (from left): Parker Baynes, Thomas Blythe, Chris Torbert, Hayden Essary and Kyler Strange.   More...

SREF announces nominees for Rookie of the Year

The Santa Rosa Education Foundation invited every school in the Santa Rosa School District to nominate one teacher for the Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year award.  All full-time teachers in their third year or less of teaching were eligible for thi More...


Watch for changes to the FAFSA

If you have a child in college, you’re probably familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which must be completed to help ensure that students don’t miss out on federal and state grants, work-study jobs and loans. More...

Deadline for Gulf Breeze News Progress Report is Wednesday

What a difference a year makes. Just one year ago, Gulf Breeze News’ 2015 Progress Report celebrated the 30th anniversary of Gulf Breeze Hospital and announcing the record breaking real estate sales at local firms.  More...

Home & Garden

GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club goes blue against child abuse

GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club has joined the From Blue to Better street team and members are volunteering time in April to help raise awareness for child abuse prevention. More...

Driftwood Garden Club welcomes spring

The Driftwood Garden Club met at 10 am on March 24, 2016, at La Brisa Restaurant with President Marti Vickery presiding. Vickery welcomed Louise Finch back to active membership and Pat Landfair’s granddaughters who were visiting. More...

GB Arts congratulates show winners

The next meeting of the Gulf Breeze Arts Inc. will be May 3, at 6 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library. There will be a short wrap-up of the festival and the “People’s Choice” award will be presented. More...