August 11, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Senior warns of deed scam

Bob Sauer thought he paid everything related to refinancing his Santa Rosa Shores home, so when he received a bill in the mail saying he had to pay $83 to get a copy of his property deed, he hesitated. More...

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Navarre 'Y' celebrates 10 years

The roots of the YMCA in Navarre started in the late 90’s when Navarre real estate developer Bill Pullum and some friends became determined that Navarre needed its own YMCA to service families between Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola.  More...

Firehouse subs donates water

For the second consecutive year, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department received several cases of water bottles donated by our local Firehouse Subs franchise and its participating customers.  Firehouse Subs Manager Chris Broscious said the an More...

700 volunteer for 1st 'Santa Rosa Day of Service'

More than 700 volunteers turned out for the Santa Rosa Day of Service on Saturday, July 23. This first-ever county wide event was coordinated by SAFER Santa Rosa in conjunction with Santa Rosa County Emergency Management. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 11 GB Area Chamber Rise and Shine Breakfast 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Drive, Gulf Breeze Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation 7:30 a.m., Jay Service Center, 3927 Hwy. 4, Ste. 102, Jay More...

Democratic women to gather

The public is invited to meet Democratic candidates, Steven Specht and Ray Guillory and Santa Rosa Hillary Coordinator, Erin Begley. This event is hosted by the Santa Rosa Democratic Women’s Club. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. More...


August 11th

1 Year ago this week – 2015  A 13-month old German shepherd, Loki, is the newest member of the Gulf Breeze Police Department. More...


Auburn enters 2016 with a lot of unanswered questions

Tigers still looking for #1 quarterback, with a depleted running back corps

Editorial Note - The following is the sixth of an nine-part series previewing college football teams throughout the region. This week, we focus on Auburn. More...

2016 GBHS volleyball players announced

A total of 39 young ladies will have the privilege of being called Lady Dolphin volleyball players. More...

Getting to know you

New GBHS Baseball coach Kevin Ricks (above), along with new assistant coaches Kameron Brunty and Philip Ebert, meet ­returning players at a meeting in the GBHS Baseball Field House last week. More...

Home & Garden

Fun to catch, great to eat

Amberjack is in season

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack reopened in Gulf state waters Aug. 1. It will remain closed in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31. More...

Learn about beneficial bugs on Aug. 19

UF/IFAS Extension presents monthly topics of interest to residents at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. This month’s topic will be “Beneficial Insects” on August 19.  More...

UF’s ‘SMART’ courses teach relationship skills

UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Office is one of only five extension offices in the state offering SMART Couples Florida, a series of fun – and free – relationship strengthening classes to help teens, couples, parents, and stepfamilie More...

Jeep Clubs back the blue

Five Northwest Florida Jeep clubs brought over 50 Jeeps to Gulf Breeze High School Saturday to show their support for law enforcement officers. Accepting their appreciation are Officers Tai Nguyen, Dennis Youngren and Jermael Kidd. More...

No RV parks on Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach won’t have an RV Park developed any time soon, even though two developers asked county commissioners Monday for the right to build one.  More...

Candidates reveal their stances

Broxson, Hill compete for Senate seat

As of Aug. 9, 2016 there are 127,842 registered voters in Santa Rosa County. That is up from 123,472 registered voters in August of 2014. More...



Island News

Sunset over Santa Rosa Sound

The sky puts on a spectacular display of colors over Santa Rosa Sound last week. The forecast for this week calls for rain due to a low pressure system positioned over the Big Bend area of Florida.   More...

Sea Turtle Baby Shower celebrates beach’s newest wildlife

Meet Mia the Mermaid or take the Sea Turtle Oath at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 13 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Pensacola Beach’s Landshark Landing.  More...


‘Warcraft’ - overblown, violent yet fun

The great director Alfred Hitchcock quickly and succinctly summarized a specific conceit when he famously popularized and crystallized the term “MacGuffin”.  More...

PSC Gallery to open season with works by Craig Hawkins

Pensacola State College opens its exhibition season with ethereal, thought-provoking works by Georgia artist Craig Hawkins. The show runs Aug. 15 to Oct. More...

Samira Wiley cast in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Q: It was good to see T.R. Knight in Stephen King’s “11/22/63” on Hulu. Can you tell me if he has any other projects lined up? -- Vivian D., Biloxi, Mississippi More...


Teachers prepare for students to return

Teachers went back to school Monday to prepare for the students to return on Monday, August 15.  Many teachers prepared their classrooms by creating colorful bulletin boards, readying books and supplies and creating an atmosphere of learning. More...

Santa Rosa Adult School fall classes enrolling now

Do you know someone who needs a diploma? More...


Casino Beach Bar honored as ‘Business of the Month’

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber recognized Casino Beach Bar & Grille as the Chamber’s Business of the Month for July. More...


Too much vitamin D is a concern

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an 86-year-old woman with three doctors battling over my vitamin D level for many years. I am 59 inches tall and weigh 95 pounds. I play nine holes of golf three times a week. More...


Is it a fair or even wise use of taxpayer money?

What happens when a government agency seeks to acquire a land owner’s property unfairly and with bullying tactics? Guess it depends on the land owner.  More...

Commissioner Cole opposes courthouse option

First, I would like to congratulate the school board of Santa Rosa County for a wise purchase of an existing facility for the future expansion of school needs. More...

Letter to the editor unfair to Rep. Broxson

You published an inflammatory and politically motivated open letter to Rep. Doug Broxson making some charges that are completely without merit. More...