June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Traffic signal planned for Hwy. 98 @ 399

Construction activities will begin at the intersection of U.S. 98 and 399 (East Bay Boulevard) in Santa Rosa County the week of June 20. The $321,000 project includes the installation of a new traffic signal at the intersection. More...

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Recycling to resume in Gulf Breeze with the exclusion of glass

At the last Executive Committee Meeting on Wednesday, June 15, city council members voted on the approval of a new contract between the city of Gulf Breeze and Allied Waste. More...

Kids learn to act up in drama camp

Photos by Pam Brannon | Gulf Breeze News More...


‘Doggie Bowl’ will benefit Pensacola Humane Society

Individuals, teams and sponsors are invited to participate in the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual “Doggie Bowl” scheduled for Sunday, June 26, 2- 5 pm, at Cordova Lanes, Pensacola.  More...

Warriors Gala is tonight at New World Landing

Healing Our Nation’s Warriors Gala is tonight, June 23, from 7 p.m.to 10 p.m., at New World Landing  Every 65 minutes a warrior loses all hope and kills himself – 22 lives lost everyday  More...

‘The Man Who Knew Infinity’ is enriching

Part of the reason I love going to movies is that it gives me the opportunity to learn about subjects I know absolutely nothing about.  More...


Take Stock in Children awards 26 college scholarships

Youths fulfill pledge to meet program criteria

On May 25, Take Stock in Children and the Santa Rosa Education Foundation awarded $329,000 in scholarships to 26 graduating seniors who received four-year tuition scholarships. The event was held at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. More...

Pensacola State selects new student Ambassadors

Seven new student Ambassadors have joined the Pensacola State College family.  More...

County students place in Tropicana speech contest

The county-wide 4-H Tropicana Public Speaking County contest was held on May 11 in Milton. Santa Rosa County school winners representing 4th, 5th and 6th grade participated in the County Contest. More...


Which IRA Is better for younger workers?

If you’re at the beginning of your career, you might not be thinking too much about the end of it, but even younger workers should be aware of – and saving for – their eventual retirement. More...

Home & Garden

Kevin and Kasey have military nuptials

Miss Kasey Christine Landfair and U.S. More...

Book Ends Book Club discusses ‘Shanghai Girls’

Book Ends Book Club held its last meeting for the fiscal year on June 14 at the 1912 restaurant. All but one of the members were present except for Jan Peterson. Mary Lee Hanson returned after a long disability.  More...

Driftwood Garden Club celebrates summer with BBQ

The Driftwood Garden Club met on May 24 for the last formal meeting of the fiscal year and again on June 5 for the annual picnic that includes husbands and significant others.  More...

Council stands up to FDOT

City says property deserves compensation

If you ever feel as though your city isn’t working for you, you definitely weren’t sitting through the Special Meeting on Wednesday night at City Hall. More...

Drama camper

Gulf Breeze High School hosted youths in its   More...

Developer plans condos, marina inside Marine Park

There is a parcel of about four to five acres of Sound side sandy property on Navarre Beach that has been lying quietly empty – but with a private lease attached – since 1962. More...



Island News

GUIS proposes changes to West Florida beaches

The National Park Service (NPS) is proposing changes to improve habitat and visitor access to the Johnson Beach/Perdido Key Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS). More...

Navarre Beach is wider, whiter

Renourishment process enters final phase

During the past week, crews on the Navarre Beach renourishment project continued filling the fourth and fi- nal segment, including restoration of dunes. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 23  Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m. Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  GBArea Chamber Business After Hours 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., Urmos Chiropractic Health Center   More...


June 23rd

1 year ago this week Big change in canals of Villa Venyce with net ban – increase in underwater “visitors.” Finding sharks in these canals becoming a huge concern.   More...

Frazier is running for U.S. Rep

Pensacola native, Gulf Breeze resident, and Retired Navy Captain Brian Frazier is running for the U.S. House of Representatives. He believes he’s uniquely qualified among the candidates. More...


Gulf Breeze 8s, 10s All Stars World Series runners up

They were hot, sweaty, exhausted and the tournament runners up - and they wouldn’t have traded it for the world.  A dozen Gulf Breeze dads either coached or watched their sons on the 10- under GBSA All Stars lost a heartbreaker 16-15 to No More...

U-12 Gulf Breeze Makos win state title

Jaxson Stafford threw a two-hit shutout as the Gulf Breeze Makos used a seven-run fourth inning to beat the Gulf Coast Rays 8-0 in the championship game of the Pan-Florida USSSA State Tournament June 12 in Destin. More...

Softball academic award winners

Freshman Katie Player, sophomore Alyssa Lewter, junior Madison Patrick and senior Kristen Watts were Academic Award winners for the Lady Dolphin softball team at their recent Awards Banquet.   More...


Children who spend an extra week in the womb have higher school test scores, risk disability

Researchers have found that spending a week longer in the womb may give babies a tiny leg up on cognitive ability. The trade-off, however, seems to be a slight increase in the chance of having a physical disability. More...

Andrews strives to improve care for concussions

While rehabilitation for a patient with an orthopaedic injury is a common occurrence, utilizing rehabilitation for athletes with a concussion is an emerging focus at Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.  More...

Blood-pressure readings can vary between arms

DEAR DR. ROACH: I would like to comment on your column regarding blood-pressure differences between the arms. More...


Brave council stands up to FDOT

Like David versus Goliath, Gulf Breeze City Council members, an intrepid group of citizens earning just $1 per year for their countless hours of service, stood up to the giant when all the others ran away.  More...

On the Spot:

Do you believe restrictions should be placed on More...

Without labor, parts aren’t much use

Why is it that the car always breaks down on a trip out of state? My family’s recent vacation to canoe the Buffalo River in Arkansas was one in which I had to face that familiar question again. More...