May 5, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Navarre Beach renourishment underway

So far so good on the renourishment of Navarre Beach that began last Friday, and the sooner the project is complete in Navarre the sooner the dredgers can move down the coast to begin Pensacola Beach renourishment. More...

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Beach Breeze Relay for Life is Friday night

Dolphin Stadium will be transformed from a sports arena to a place of caring, sharing, walking, eating, celebrating and remembering when the 10th annual Beach Breeze Relay for Life takes place. More...

Thank you!

Gulf Breeze Optimist Club shows appreciation for teachers with BBQ lunch

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day in Gulf Breeze, and to celebrate the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club and friends donated lunch provided by Mike Droogsma with Broussard’s Bayou Grill to the 451 staff members of all five Gulf Breeze schools.  More...

Harbourtown Business After Hours

L to R: Tim Spencer, Kerry Whiteley, Deanna Mathias and Tammy Bohannon Harbourtown Village hosted the Gulf Breeze Chamber and the community at a Business After Hours on Thursday, April 28. More...


Calendar of Meetings

May  Thursday 5  Tourist Development Council  8:30 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Library Advisory Board  4 p.m., 1060 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze   More...


May 5

1 Year ago this week  South end Santa Rosa County Health Department prepares to reopen after inundated with nearly two feet of floodwater from the storm.  5 years ago this week   More...

City endorses proposal for Wayside Park

Of the five firms competing for the design build contract for the replacement of the Pensacola Bay Bridge, one has developed an Alternative Technical Concept which deals with their use of Wayside Park during construction and the rebuilding of the par More...


Dolphins pull a ‘string’

Former coach, athletic director Stringfellow to coach D-line

Bobby Clayton’s hiring as Dolphin football coach several weeks ago wasn’t the end of old faces returning to GBHS.  With an assist from Principal Danny Brothers, former GBHS coach and athletic director Bucky Stringfellow will join Cla More...

Dermody wins regionals in high jump

Senior GBHS’ lone state qualifier

GBHS athletes had to contend with inclement weather - along with very stiff competition - at the Region 1- 3A district track meet Friday in Tallahassee.  A total of 13 athletes qualified for the meet, with only one, senior Cal Dermody, advancing More...

Romero wins regional gymnastics championship

Three local gynmasts competed

Hannah “Tink” Romero, a Level 7 gymnast competing for Gulf Breeze Gymnastics, won the Florida State Championship in Coral Springs.  Kaylea Oliver and Natalie Schweikhart, both Level 8 Gymnasts, also competed.  More...

Home & Garden

League of Women Voters of the Pensacola Bay Area to hold annual meeting

League of Women Voters Pensacola Bay Area will hold their Annual Meeting at Pensacola Yacht Club, 1897 Cypress St May 7, 2016. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Business Meeting at 10 a.m. and Luncheon at Noon. More...

Gulf Coast Friends (GCF) to meet before taking a summer break

Before taking a break to enjoy the summer months, Gulf Coast Friends, will meet on Thursday, May 12, 2016, at La Brisa Restaurant in Gulf Breeze. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. New Board members for the 2016-2017 year will be installed.  More...

Gulf Breeze Reading Camp Enters Third Year

The idea of starting a summer Reading Camp in Gulf Breeze for children with reading problems originated eight years ago when Dottie Kilpatrick learned of the work done by the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky Kilpatrick subsequently applied to More...

City approves offer to buy Peyton Bldg.

After a months-long process the city voted to accept a revised counter offer from J.G. Buehler & Company for the purchase of the Peyton Building and the development of a medical office building on that site. More...

Toll system workshop is Saturday

The countdown is on and current Pensacola Beach passes will expire later this month when the new technology is installed at the Bob Sikes Toll Bridge.  The bridge will now accept SunPasses and become part of a network of toll bridges where that More...



Island News

Decongestant needed

Workshop looks for solutions for gridlock on Pensacola Beach

Over 200 people showed up at the Open House on Pensacola Beach for Escambia County’s Pensacola Beach Congestion Management meeting last week. More...


‘Demolition’ – sharp as a pick-ax, subtle as a sledgehammer

After my father suddenly and unexpectedly killed himself, I realized how profoundly true the obvious cliché resonates – grieving is a completely unique and deeply personal individual experience. More...

GB Book Club to meet May 23 at Elk’s Lodge

The Gulf Breeze Book Club will hold its next monthly meeting Monday, May 23 at 6:30 pm at the Pensacola Beach Elk’s Lodge.  More...

New Kids OTB plan another cruise

Q: I remember a while back I saw a reality show where New Kids on the Block were on a cruise ship with a bunch of fans. Will that be back for another season? Ñ Geena F., via email  More...


New GBHS National Honor Society ­members inducted

A total of 98 students, who boast grade point averages of 3.5 or higher, were inducted into the GBHS chapter of National Honor Society. The ceremony took place April 27 in the high school cafeteria. The new NHS inductees are as follows:   More...

NEHS officers

President Madison Demotts, Treasurer Katya Khvatkova, Vice President John Learned and Secretary Shelby Dunne were honored at the recent National English Honor Society Awards Banquet.   More...

Getting warmed up

From left: Michael Palermo, Lauren Pohlmann, Gage Thomas and Logan Reeder perform during the Senior One Acts Sunday at GBHS. The GBHS Drama Department will be performing Beauty and the Beast May 15-16 at the Saenger Theatre.   More...


Dr. Kennedy introduces new treatment

Dr. Karen Kennedy announced that hers will be the first practice in Northwest Florida to offer patients the revolutionary new procedure called MonaLisa TouchTM. More...

Caffeine pills are just as effective as a cup of coffee

DEAR DR. ROACH: You advised an 81-year-old farmer who was drinking an energy drink several times a week to “stick with coffee” in order to avoid the added sugar in the energy drink. More...


Political Cartoon

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On the Spot:

“What made you decide to become a teacher?”   More...

Bear problems are on the rise

People need to understand the bigger picture of this. The bear population has increased to a point that their territories are bound to cross into human areas. Bears are omnivores. More...