June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Taxi driver hailed as hero

Pensacola resident and Taxi Cab driver Eric Holmes was recognized at last Monday night’s City Council Meeting for his heroic efforts in assisting the police with a hit-and-run that occurred on May 29 in the early morning hours on Highway 98 in More...

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Island News

Studer retires ... but not completely

A celebration in honor of Quint Studer and his retirement from StuderGroup, now referred to as a Huron Healthcare solution, held before and after the Blue Wahoos game on Saturday, June 11, drew a crowd of approximately 300 people who previously worke More...

Pensacola Beach renourishment project underway

Following project delays over the winter months of 2015-2016, the Santa Rosa Island Authority (SRIA) is set to begin work soon to restore and renourish 8.1 miles of Pensacola Beach shoreline.  The project will replace sand loss experienced from More...

News

Independence Day Office Closures

The following Santa Rosa County offices will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal hours of operation will resume Tuesday, July 5. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Friday 1  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 4  City Hall Closed for Independence Day  GBArea Chamber Closed for Independence Day  Tuesday 5   More...

Flashbacks

June 30th

1 Year ago this week Florida Black Bear spotted in Sandpiper Village subdivision. Although Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission approved bear hunting season in certain areas of the state, the West Panhandle region was not one of those areas.   More...

Sports

Hoping to ‘hook’ a spot

GBHS grad, Texas senior Dunne in four events at Olympic Swim Trials

P.J. Dunne could very well sleep through the entire Fourth of July weekend - he’s in the midst of one busy week.  The oldest child and only son of Reed and Mary Dunne has been in Omaha this week, swimming in four events at the U.S. More...

Makos, UTA win World Series titles

The 12-under Gulf Breeze Makos overcame a game one loss - and a heat index approaching 110 degrees - to beat the Texas Stampede 11-4 to win the USSSA AA World Series Saturday in Destin. More...

GB 16s play seven straight, take second at tournament

The Gulf Breeze Sports Association’s 16-under All Star played seven consecutive games on June 18, taking second place at the USSSA Gulf Coast All Star Tournament in Robertsdale. Gulf Breeze 5, Helena, Miss. More...

Opinion

SunPass is different than Beach pass

There is a difference between a SunPass and a Pensacola Beach Annual Pass for the Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza.  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Even without a fig tree, ‘tis the season for preserves

The figs are finally ripe! My little Julia and I started picking figs on Friday when the first ones on the tree looked dark enough and felt soft enough. It only took three days to pick enough to fill a four-quart pot. More...

County official resigns

Jayer Williamson is running for state representative

Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jayer Williamson resigned, saying he discovered that to be eligible to run for the position of Florida State Representative, which he is registering to do, he cannot remain in his position as County Commissioner of Dist More...

City to update outdated elections procedures

The city of Gulf Breeze is attempting ing to streamline its elections process by eliminating outdated language and adjusting the city’s deadlines for qualification of a candidate to be more in line with the deadlines of the Santa Rosa County Su More...

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Entertainment

Lovable ogre ‘Shrek’ coming to Pensacola Little Theatre in July

The animated favorite “Shrek” is coming to the state in Pensacola in late July.  “Shrek: The Musical” will be staged July 29-31, August 4-7, 12-14 and 19-21 at Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 South Jefferson Street in Pensa More...

Solos in the City features Blue Angels

Ready to rock with the solos? More...

‘X Men: Apocalypse’ - fun yet formulaic

A comic book movie, in its simplest (and possibly purest) form, can be reduced to a basic, straightforward good guys vs bad guys conflict. More...

School

District devises school choice zones

Gulf Breeze and Navarre schools were very close to capacity — with some at 100 percent, according to state standards — at the end of the school year.  More...

WBMS unveils final nine weeks Honor Roll

Victor Lowrimore, Principal, and the staff of Woodlawn Beach Middle School congratulate the following students for making the fourth nine weeks Honor Roll.   More...

Health

Cancer survivor is LPN of the Year

Amy Welty, an LPN at Pruitt Health-Santa Rosa in Milton is Florida Health Care Association’s (FHCA) 2016 Licensed Nurse Practitioner of the Year. More...

Steven Fleck, M.D., to lead Andrews Foundation

Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine selected of Steven Fleck, Ph.D., to serve as the Executive Director of Andrews Research & Education Foundation (AREF). Dr. More...

Day of Service deadline is June 30

The first ever Santa Rosa Day of Service will be held Saturday, July 23 and is well on target to make a big difference in the Santa Rosa community. The deadline for submitting a project is June 30.  More...

Home & Garden

Betty Archer Allen takes a vacation with grandson, Zachary Allen!

We began the trip to Champaign/ Chicago on June 17, 2016! Sherry Allen, my daughter-inlaw, took Zach Allen, my 13 year old grandson, and me to the airport and got permission to escorts us to the gate. More...

Pensacola Beach Woman's Club

Installation of new officers 1st Vice President, Jayne Atkins, Treasurer, Trish Tierney, Dawn Carr, 2nd Secretary, Diane Arnold, Assistant Treasurer, Rhonda Dorfman, President, Pat Lutz, Secretary wa More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do Accepting New Grant Applications

Gulf Breeze Will Do (GBWD) is now accepting grant applications for the fall award cycle. Grant applications are available on the GBWD website at gulfbreezewilldo.org. More...