August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Marching to the beat

GBHS Band plans musical fundraiser

GBHS Band Booster member Douglas Scott appeared before the city council last Wednesday night seeking approval of an application of a special event/ fundraiser that would hopefully be the first of many more to come for the local marching band. More...

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Gulf Breeze Optimist Club hosts coaches, athletes

Several coaches, athletes, and even one candidate for U.S. Representative braved the early hour and met with the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Friday at Gulf Breeze Hospital at 6:45 a.m.  More...

Blessing of the backpacks

Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Senior Pastor Dan Morris gathers students in the 11 o'clock service for a "blessing of the backpacks" to gain God's protection over them during the new school year.   More...

Scouts are recruiting new cubs

Calling all young men between 1st and 5th grade! Cub Scout Pack 11 in Gulf Breeze, is looking for new scouts to share in the exciting new scouting year.  More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 18  Santa Rosa School Board 9:00 A.M., 5086 Canal Street, Milton  GBArea Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. More...

Santa Rosa Democratic Women to gather Monday in Navarre


Santa Rosa Democratic Women’s Club Meet and Greet is scheduled for Monday, August 22 at 1:30 pm at St. More...

GBPD officer misidentified

In the August 11 issue of Gulf Breeze News, in a photograph captioned, “Jeep Clubs back the blue,” Gulf Breeze Police officer Sean Banks was misidentified.  Gulf Breeze News regrets the error.   More...


UF looks to defend East title

Gators look to hold off Georgia and Tennessee in McElwain’s second season as coach

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

SoundWave Band looks to stay involved

If the adage ‘strength in numbers’ is true, the GBHS SoundWave Band would be like Mr. More...

Daily rounds out GBHS coaching roster

The drawback of becoming Athletic Director at Gulf Breeze was that Matt Alt had to give up 'his baby' - he founded the GBHS wrestling program and has been its only coach.  Last week, he left in good hands as longtime area youth coach Dave Daily More...

Home & Garden

Teachers relish the freedom of retirement

When you are a retired elementary school teacher, what do you do on the first day of school? Anything you want, it turns out.  More...

Eagle Scout candidate wants to enlarge dog park

Eagle Scout candidate Austin Sullivan, 17, of Gulf Breeze, came before the city council at last Wednesday night’s Executive meeting seeking their approval for his Eagle Scout project to expand the Shoreline dog park.  “The already ex More...

Gov. Scott: Florida hits all-time record high for tourism

This week, Governor Rick Scott announced Florida set another record in tourism by welcoming the highest amount of visitors of any six months in the state’s history with 57.4 million visitors. More...

City may overrule SSRUS, hike fees

City staff members and city council held a third budget workshop meeting this past Saturday to discuss 2017 Fiscal Year (FY) budgets for several enterprises including the South Santa Rosa Utility Service (SSRUS). More...

GB can expand TP sewer

Some neighbors say the deal stinks

The City of Gulf Breeze will not have to spend an extra $10 million to expand its wastewater treatment plant. More...

Missing teenager is a runaway

Gulf Breeze teenager Sophia Best, 16, went missing last Friday from her home where she was residing with her mother, Samantha Graber. Graber believes her daughter to be an endangered runaway and says she was last seen in Dallas.  More...



Island News

Escambia County loses $1.2 million in beach leaseholders’ property tax win

About half the leases on Pensacola Beach will not be paying any property taxes beginning with this tax year. More...

Halloween Carnival planned on the Pier

Casino Beach Bar & Grille is planning a Kids' Carnival on the Pier, a community wide Halloween event on one of the area's most memorable landmarks.  Carnival goers will be able to celebrate in a safe, family friendly environment that include More...


Old Spanish Trail is 100

he Old Spanish Trail (OST) 100 Association invites you to “Save the Date(s)” of December 1, 2 and 3, and join them in the reenactment of Pensacola’s 1916 meeting of OST, the first transcontinental highway connecting Texas and Califo More...

Is all fair in love and war?

“Time Stands Still,” the play from the Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald Margulies comes to the Pensacola Little Theatre to kick off their 2016-2017 season.  More...

‘The Lobster’ offers a pinch of satire

Odd, quirky movies that set up their own outlandish, off-putting rules to establish their own unique (usually dystopian) new reality are, at this point, their own specific genre.  More...


First Day Photos

ABOVE: Siblings Lily-Kate and Liam Compton are greeted by Oriole Beach Elementary School Principal Josh McGrew. (Kristin N. Compton | Gulf Breeze News) More...

Woodlawn Beach Middle School welcomes new teachers

Woodlawn would like to welcome our newest Wildcat Faculty and Staff, Kristin Ardis, Jennifer Burgemeister, Jennifer Hensley, Paul Miller, Tara DouBrava, and Tracy Dreyer.  Kristin is the newest language arts teacher and has quickly become an ins More...

Provided by PTSO

GBHS Parents, Teachers, ­Students Organization members (above, from left): Diane Folse, Kristin, Nancy Sampson,­Shannon ­Spooneyberger, Capri Welch, Michelle Covell, Robyn ­Phillips, Kristin Strange and Sue Binion cooked breakfast for the staff of gu More...


Holly Anne Braddock

Funeral services were held on Wednesday, August 3rd. at Saint Christopher’s Episcopal Church for Holly Anne Braddock. She died peacefully on July 27th. surrounded by her loving family at Sacred Heart Hospital.  More...

Christopher Leigh Wynn

Christopher L. Wynn, age 45, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Friday, August 12 2016. More...


Crushed fingertip can take months to heal

DEAR DR. ROACH: Three months ago, I slammed the fingertip of my left index finger in a drawer. The fingertip is still swollen and painful. My doctor sent me for an X-ray, and there is no fracture. More...


Firefighters won’t benefit from proposed tax

We, the voting members of the Santa Rosa County Firefighters’ Association, a non-governmental organization that exists to advance the common interests of the Fire and Emergency Medical Response Services of Santa Rosa County, wish to express our More...

Candidates, please do your homework

“If I am elected, everyone will have ice cream for lunch every day!” A colleague in my office reminded me that this is how all politics in elementary school begins – and how most elementary school officers are elected. More...

Can we get a new tax process, please?

When a process is not working effectively, you logically replace it with one that will.  This simple logic must be applied to our convoluted IRS tax system. More...