September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Public hearing to consider utility rate hike

Mayor wishes to discuss automatic annual CPI increase

The city will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 3 to consider a utility rate increase. City Manager Edwin A. More...

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Tournament benefits GBHS golf teams

The boys and girls golf teams are having fundraisers. First is a ball drop where the winner of the ball that is dropped closest to the pin will win $200.  To enter, purchase three tickets from a GBHS golf team member or parent for $10. More...

SRC Property Appraiser’s office wins national award

Online services include filing homestead exemptions, filing tangible personal property and including MLS information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) announced that the Santa Rosa County Property Appraiser’s Office in Milton is the recipient of the 2016 Distinguished Assessment Jurisdiction Award. More...


City council rejects 24-7 sales of beer and wine, restarts process

When exactly to sell and not to sell alcoholic beverages is becoming quite the hot topic in the City of Gulf Breeze lately. At last week’s city council meeting, in light of continuing conflicting views and confusion, Ordinance no. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 15 Gulf Breeze Police Pension Board 9:00 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze GBArea Chamber Networking’s A Breeze Luncheon 11:30 a.m. More...


September 15

1 Year ago this week – 2015  Santa Rosa County Commissioners voted to begin an additional six cents of gas tax - the most allowed by law. Beginning January 2016 the county will begin levying a total of 12 cents in gas tax. More...


Dolphins equal 1997 start

Gulf Breeze plays at Pine Forest Friday in matchup of 3-0 teams

Week by week, the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team is reaching milestones, with two more on Friday.  Week 1, the Dolphins beat Choctaw for the first time in four years, allowing fans to hear the alma mater at Dolphin Stadium for the first time More...

Nine and counting

Gulf Breeze improves to 9-0 after five-set win at Niceville

For the second time in an eight-day span, the Lady Dolphin volleyball team was pushed to five games by an Okaloosa County-based team.  And for the second time in eight days, the Lady Dolphins were up to the challenge, winning at Niceville 15-25, More...

Gridiron Guru contest begins this week

The 2016 Gridiron Gurus contest kicks off this week with several top 25 matchups.  The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will look to snap a rare two-game losing streak to Ole Miss, while third-ranked Florida State will travel to 13th-ranked Louis More...


Can treatment delay ‘Smoldering Myeloma’?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma in the smoldering stage, based on a bone marrow biopsy and blood tests. More...


Article makes 77 years even better

I want to thank you for the wonderful article regarding my parents Harry and Evelyn Adams, (“Just be nice” Gulf Breeze News, 9/18/16) in today’s newspaper. More...

Stop Hillary

We must not have Hillary as our president!  Hillary will promise anything to get elected. Free college would cost taxpayers $350 billion over 10 years and increase our national debt! Same scam as Obama Care. More...

Putin has an agenda

Putin likes Trump because he’s weak and stupid.  More...

Catawba litigation ‘out of control’

The Catawba litigation has become so complex and convoluted resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars being spent on attorneys and appeals (the list of expenses is ongoing) that even the Mayor of the City of Gulf Breeze, Matt Dannheisser, said at More...

Citizen urges SRC to consider buying Club II

1/2 penny sales tax allows county to invest more in district recreational facilities

Gulf Breeze resident Dane Manfredi, 28, first approached Councilwoman Renee Bookout about the idea of purchasing Club II, a fitness facility in Gulf Breeze that he believed to be in foreclosure. More...




Steinway Artist Richard Cionco at PSC Sept. 18

Steinway Artist Richard Cionco opens the Sid and Jeannie Kamerman Piano Series at Pensacola State College at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, in the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, Building 8, on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd.  More...

‘The Secret Life of Pets’ is fun for everyone

If I ever look back on the summer of 2016, I think it is fairly likely remembering the easy lilting bounce of “The Secret Life of Pets” will stir a sweet simple smile, a nice memory of the lightness of some of these past summer’s mi More...

‘College Ghost Tales’ explores school spirits

School spirits and college ghost stories are explored in a free presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at Pensacola State College’s Hagler Auditorium, Building 2, Room 252, on the Pensacola campus. More...


Teachers’ union pushes School Board to reinstate 7-period school day

A push to bring back the seven-hour school day in Santa Rosa County has begun in earnest. More than one speaker addressed the issue at last week’s school board meeting – including the president of the teacher’s union.  More...

Woodlawn Beach sells coupon books

The Woodlawn Beach annual Coupon Book Fundraiser lasts through September 16. The FundRays savings books offer valuable coupons to many local eateries and other establishments. More...

Gulf Breeze MS band auditions Sept. 17

On Thursday, Sept. 15 Gulf Breeze Middle had a cyberbullying/safety presentation to all students.  Please continue to support the GBMS band program in their fundraiser which runs through Sept. 27. More...


Charles Colley Gray, Sr,


Charles Colley Gray, Sr, born March 4, 1935 to Charles McDuffy and Helen Colley Gray passed away quietly on Sunday, September 11, 2016.  More...


Kids in college? Fill out that FAFSA

If you have a child who will be attending college in the fall, it’s time to start thinking about what might be a vital component of paying for his or her higher education: financial aid.  More...

Home & Garden

Summer vacations are important in many ways

This year, for the first time in 10 years, I took a vacation from writing my column and took several small vacations and one large vacation. More...

Attracting the Monarch Butterfly

How can you attract the beautiful Monarch butterfly to be a part of y your landscape?  That question and a information about the unique biology of the Monarch butterfly will be the topic of Third Fridays with UF/IFAS Extension at Gulf Breeze Lib More...

What do your shoes say about you?

Until recently, I believed that we all tied our shoes the same way: overhand cross, loop, wrap, push under, and pull tight. It was an assumption that I never reconsidered. I thought it was one of the things that united all of humanity. More...