May 12, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Stahl is Rotary Club Citizen of the Year

On April 12, Gulf Breeze Rotarians were asked if they’d ever known hunger, real empty-gutted hunger. Most could easily answer, “no.” But all across Santa Rosa County, there are children that do know that feeling all too well.  More...

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Scout goes ‘GaGa’ over Eagle Project, a ball pit at park

Eagle Scout Candidate Jacob Sutton received funding through the city and Gulf Breeze Optimist Club in order for Boy Scout Troop 11 to install a “GaGa Ball Pit” at Sunset Kids Park as part of his Eagle Scout Project.  Total cost of th More...

Tobacco Free Coalition plans May 26 workshop

Milton, FL – The Tobacco Free Santa Rosa Coalition will host the Sustaining Our Future Workshop from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Pensacola Beach Blvd. man encounters rare, venomous snake

One Pensacola Beach Blvd. resident got quite the scare as he stumbled upon a coral snake in his yard last week. “I saw the yellow on black pattern and knew right away that it was a coral snake,” he said. More...


Calendar of Meetings

May  Thursday 12  GBA Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast  7 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, Parish Hall  Commissioner Regular  9 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center   More...

County meetings now more user friendly

Want to know how the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) voted on a particular agenda item? More...

City stormwater management project complete

As part of an ongoing storm water management plan, the City of Gulf Breeze is completing a $2.9 million project to better transport storm water, reduce the occurrence of flooding, and improve water quality in Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound by low More...


Dermody wins state championship in high jump

Senior, who holds school record at 6-8, wins in Bradenton with a 6-4

Cal Dermody has had to deal with a few valleys his senior year, but Friday, he landed on the highest of peaks.  Dermody, who battled a groin injury (as well as suffering a car accident during basketball season), won the school’s first ever More...

S ix eminoles

One senior, three from Class of ‘15, two from ‘14 to cheer for FSU

A mother of four, Jill Wilson had celebrated nearly two decades worth of Mothers Days. Chances are, she will never forget 2016. More...

Gulf Breeze High Athletic Department fundraiser May 24 in cafeteria

The Gulf Breeze High Athletic Department will host a fundraiser May 24 at the GBHS Cafeteria.  Cost is $20 per person, with food being provided by Broussard’s.  More...

Home & Garden

Arts group donates $20,000 to art teachers

At the May meeting, GBAI gave out checks totaling $20,000 to the art teachers in the local schools. This year’s festival was a very successful one.  More...

'Women of Influence' model at Pensacola Christian Woman's luncheon

Pensacola Christian Woman's Club presented the Chico’s “Women of Influence” Fashion Show Luncheon at The Yacht Club on Friday, April 15.  More...

Historical Society learns about Deadman’s Island

The Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society met for the monthly program meeting on April 19.  More...

Debate endures

Courthouse, price, location up in the air

County Commissioners are reviewing a hundred-plus page report from architects this week on building a courthouse and/or judicial center for Santa Rosa County in downtown Milton in the near future. More...

FDOT reveals Hwy. 98 plans

Only 14 people showed up in Gulf Breeze last week when The Florida Dept. of Transportation held a one hour Open House and a public hearing on Hwy. 98 improvement slated for Gulf Breeze in 2017.  More...



Island News

Hurricane season is coming

Santa Rosa County encourages residents to plan ahead with activities all week long

Santa Rosa County is embarking on a PrepareAthon, a week-long preparedness initiative with FEMA to help communities become more resilient through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, exercises and more.  More...


‘Wayward Pines’ season two returns May 25

Q: I am a huge fan of “Devious Maids,” so I was thrilled to read that they would be back with a new season. Can you give me any tidbits of what we can expect? My friends and I are on tenterhooks! -- Jackie S., Annapolis, Maryland  More...

WEEK OF May 12 - May 18

St. Christopher's Concert  Thursday, May 12, 6 - 8 p.m.  St. Christopher's Episcopal Church 3200 N 12th Ave., Pensacola  Bay Bridge Band - Classic Rock with horn section  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Fishing Rodeo   More...


GBE Third Graders Travel Back in Time at Medieval Festival

GBES third grade instructor Samantha Krutsch poses with her class at the annual Medieval Festival. More...

Backpacks help smooth transition

Girl scouts open hearts to plight of foster kids

Girl Scout Troop 789, led by Erin Scott, completed their Bronze Award Project by helping foster children in Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. The troop learned there was a need for children to have immediate items when being placed in a home. More...

Baccalaureate services May 26 at GBUMC

Class of 2016 – Baccalaureate services for Gulf Breeze High School seniors will be held on Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m. at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze. More...


James (Jim) Pierce Cotton, III

James (Jim) Pierce Cotton, III, age 57 of Gulf Breeze, Florida died May 10, 2016 surrounded by family and friends.  Jim was born October 29, 1958, in Montgomery, Alabama to James Pierce Cotton, Jr. and Janie Cotton. More...


Acid reflux surgery can have serious side effects

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am so tired of gastric juices coming up and spraying my mouth. I am currently on a “last resort” medicine. My doctor wants to try it for three weeks. More...

Hearing loss can lead to dementia

Sacred Heart plans seminar May 18

Reduced hearing ability is frustrating for people with hearing loss, as well as for those around them. More...

Pain Consultants Of West Florida welcomes new physician to team

George J. Arcos, D.O. is the newest addition to the Pain Consultants of West Florida’s medical staff.  More...


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Don’t be a victim of vehicle theft

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, summertime months are prime times for car thefts. Citizens have reported multiple occurrences of thefts from vehicles in recent weeks in several areas throughout the City.  More...

On the Spot:

“How do you feel about changing the faces on U.S. currency?”   More...