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SAFER aims to help citizens overcome poverty

SAFER Santa Rosa (Support Alliance for Emergency Readiness) held its Annual meeting/luncheon in Gulf Breeze to let area residents see how communities networking together can make a difference in lives and also help with readiness of the entire county More...

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Late bloomer

Gary Forester of Tidewater Drive in Navarre shows the height of a blooming Century Plant in relation to his six-foot stature. The Agave Americana dies back after blooming, but offsets around its base usually leave gardeners with a supply of plants. More...

Childhood immunizations free for some

Escambia Community Clinic Pediatrics at Lakeview Center provides immunizations for children.  More...

Sick sea turtle getting treatment

On the evening of May 9, one of the turtle trawlers associated with the Navarre Beach restoration project captured a sick loggerhead sea turtle.  More...


‘Midnight Special’ is smart and sweet

Any serious fan of cinema today needs to be aware of writer/ director Jeff Nichols. Over the last five years or so Mr. More...

PLT announces the upcoming season

Pensacola Little Theatre is announcing its 80th season \ will feature 11 performances.  The 2016-2017 season includes:  * Time Stands Still- September 9-11 & 15-17  * Dearly Departed- Sept. 23-25 & Sept. 29- Oct. More...

Eugene Kim shows talent on ‘Dice’

Q: I was pleasantly surprised to find that I love Andrew Dice Clay’s new comedy on Showtime called “Dice.” I especially thought that the actor who played Natasha’s brother’s husband was wonderful. More...


Seniors play in PSA All Star Games

Breezers help East win both games over the West

Several members of the Class of 2016 had a good reason to miss Thursday’s Baccalaurate.  Senior baseball players Jace Amberson and Stephen Huggins, along with senior softball players Olivia Printiss and Kristen Watts represented Gulf Breez More...

Recent hires set to begin new eras at GBHS

Williams, Crowell, Gray busy this summer

Principal Danny Brothers’ pattern of hiring GBHS alums has continued in recent weeks with the hiring of Ryan Williams, Jasmine Crowell and Christy Gray.  More...

Lively moves up to AAA

The honors have been rolling in this season for Ben Lively - but the one he’s been waiting for came on Friday. The 2010 GBHS graduate was promoted to the Philadelphia Phillies’ Triple-A in Lehigh Valley, Pa. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Coast Friends awards $4,600 to local beneficiaries

Gulf Coast Friends met on Thursday, May 12, for their last meeting before taking a break for the summer months. The meeting was at LaBrisa Restaurant in Gulf Breeze.  More...

Santa Rosa Woman’s Club earns state honors

Carolyn Pfeiffer and Martha Brenenstahl brought home top honors for GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club from the Florida Federation of Women’s Club spring convention in Orlando, May 20-23. More...

Be bear-y wise

Bear management internet seminar is today at 6 p.m.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting three public webinars to discuss the FWC’s black bear management program and answer questions. More...

Beach tax issue still in limbo

Matter may go before Florida Supreme Court

The attorneys representing Island Resorts Inc (an arm of Portofino) on Pensacola Beach will have 10 days to respond to the request for hearing of the Florida Supreme Court being filed by Escambia County Property Appraiser Chris Jones after Jones offi More...

Veteran would be proud of his community’s efforts today

Community turns out in force on Memorial Day

Leo Wells was determined to start services and celebrations in Navarre for both Veterans Day and Memorial Day He had been going from VFW to VFW at the time trying to get them to organize something. More...

City ready to sync

GB ‘anxious’ to ease traffic flow if FDOT suggests it

The 21 traffic lights along the Hwy. 98 corridor were recently synchronized as per the Santa Rosa County Commissioners based on the findings of an Escambia County consulting firm that studied the lights and traffic flow from Kelton Blvd. More...

Construction at complex just prep work

It looks like a remodeling project has been going on at the Tiger Point Shopping Center east of the Beall’s located at the corner of Hwy. 98 and College Pkwy., but there’s no reason for shoppers to get excited just yet.  More...



Island News

Navarre Beach renourishment continues

Beach restoration crews have placed more than 695,000 cubic yards of sand on Navarre Beach since April 29 and turtle trawlers safely relocated 131 turtles to a location outside of the borrow area. More...

Try out for Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguards Saturday

The Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program is seeking aspiring lifeguards between the ages of 13 and 15 to join an exciting and challenging two-week training session this summer on Casino Beach.  More...

Public invited to learn about beach tax issues

Robert Rinke, owner of Levin Rinke Resort Realty, is hosting an information meeting on Satuday, June 4 regarding the recent tax issues on Pensacola Beach. The First District Court of Appeals ruled in Island Resorts v. More...


Calendar of Meetings

June  Thursday 2  Tourist Development Council  8:30 a.m., SRC Administrative Center, Board Room  Friday 3  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast   More...

Navarre man, Hurlburt intelligence squadron member, admits guilt in child porn charges

Douglas J. Plate, 53, of Navarre, Florida, a federal employee at Hurlburt Field, pled guilty today to receipt, possession, and access with intent to view child pornography. The guilty plea was announced by Christopher P. More...

Hope that Heals plans open house

Hope that Heals is piloting a respite program for adults with special needs and abilities.  An open house is planned for Thursday, June 9, 9 a.m. More...


GBMS students are making history

Eight students at Gulf Breeze Middle School participated in the Florida History Fair on May 1st through the 3rd with amazing results.  Of the 27 middle school projects recognized in Tallahassee, students from GBMS received four of the awards.&nb More...

Rotary scholars

Gulf Breeze Rotray again awards seven $6,000 college scholarships; 30-year total tops $650k

Year-long fundraising capped off by the Annual Gumbo Cook-Off support Gulf Breeze Rotary’s college scholarship fund. The club has awarded well over $650,000 since its inception to 163 deserving Gulf Breeze students over the past three decades. More...

Award winner

Ryoma Hashida was given the Best Percussionist Award at the recent GBHS Band Banquet by outgoing Band DIrector Jason Olson (left) and incoming one Zach Dykes (center).   More...


Husband fears germs in doctors’ offices

DEAR DR. ROACH: Our issue is with doctor’s offices and germs. My husband won’t see a doctor because he says they are some of the “germiest” places around. More...


Bad guys ‘skim’ a bit of optimism

Skimming...what does that word bring to mind? For me, my first thought goes to childhood days long past “skimming” rocks across the water. One might even think about “skimming” the leaves out of a swimming pool. More...

Sacred Heart’s Tiger Point Blvd. entry is safer for whom?

In response to Mr. More...

On the Spot:

“What do you think are good ways More...