October 6, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

17th Ave project moves to top of TPO’s priority list

Making the landfall site of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge on the Pensacola side easier to navigate at 17th Avenue and Bayfront, where Gregory Street also merges, just jumped to the head of the line in the priority list of the Florida/ Alabama Transpor More...

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'Blessing of the Animals' Saturday at St. Francis

The Blessing of the Animals and St. Francis Day Celebration begins at 10 A.M. on Saturday, Oct. 8 in St. Claire’s Garden at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 1 St. Francis Drive, Gulf Breeze.  Fr. More...

Beautiful You

Young ladies congregate at Storypoint Church to prepare for Homecoming Dance

One in a million. Special. Priceless. Pretty. One of a kind. Precious. More...


‘The Infiltrator’ - Walter White as good guy (sort of . . .)

When Barry Williams walked into an audition after 1975 two things happened within just a few seconds. More...

Dane-toberfest Sunday

Northwest Florida Great Dane Rescue (NWFLGDR) presents its inaugural Dane-Toberfest celebration and fundraising event on Sunday, Oct. 9, from noon to 5 p.m. More...

PSC planetarium offers dinosaur show

Pensacola State College’s planetarium features a new animated, 3-D show, “Dinosaurs at Dusk,” at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, and 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 17. More...


Gulf Breeze Dolphins pummel Panthers

Dolphins improve to 5-1 by scoring 36 unanswered to open district play with 36-3 win; Walton Braves next

The 2016 Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team has spent all season recording ‘firsts.’ The latest ‘first’ happened last Friday as Gulf Breeze rallied from down a field goal to reel off 36 unanswered points to beat Milton 36-3 in More...

N. Carolina, Washington trip up Gurus this week

Last week, it was the Los Angeles Rams. More...


Tara Bass waves to some friends in ­between games of a recent Lady­Dolphin ­volleyball match. Last week, her first name was spelled with an E. The News apologizes about the error.   More...


James Lindsley Cooper, Jr.,

James Lindsley Cooper, Jr., aged 73, of Gulf Breeze passed away on Thursday, September 29, 2016, at his home with his family by his side.  Mr. More...

Home & Garden

Clubs offer education and friendship in October

The Navarre Garden Club will hold its general membership meeting on October 11 at 9 a.m. Social time and sign in starts at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at The Club at Hidden Creek, 3070 PGA Blvd. in Navarre. More...

10th Monarch Madness celebrates beautiful butterflies

Join the Panhandle Butterfly House in celebrating the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. The 10th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, October 7 - 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

SR Libraries celebrate 10 years on Monday

Join in celebrating the Santa Rosa County Library System’s 10th birthday!  The library system has made some changes over the past 10 years, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the significant contributions the library system has ma More...

City must pay land owners

Court grants landowners’ request for attorney’s fees and costs in Catawba suits

Amid accruing invoices outlining mounting litigation costs for all pending legal actions before the council, the City of Gulf Breeze is to be saddled with even more fees to be paid to the landowners in the Catawba case for what the Court has ruled a More...

GB Council divided over how to invest $6.5 million

The city council is divided on whether to invest certain city funds totaling $6.5 million, including $5.9 million from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), through FS Advisors in an account to be held at Charles Schwab. More...

Prescribed burns planned for NLO

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials will conduct one to four small controlled burns within the Naval Live Oaks (NLO) Area near Gulf Breeze. More...



Island News

Lifeguard season ends Oct. 16

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will be shifting to winter staffing levels beginning Sunday, Oct. 16, when the lifeguard towers will be taken off the beach until the 2017 lifeguard season. More...

Pensacola Beach Advocates to meet Thursday, Oct. 13

The Pensacola Beach Advocates will hold their annual meeting on October 13, at the Pensacola Beach Community Church starting at 6:30 pm.   More...

NPS seeks ferry service concessioner

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials are taking applications for a concessioner for Pensacola Bay ferry services. Offers will be accepted through November 30 and can be submitted by visiting https://concessions. nps.gov/GUIS003- 17.html. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 06  Tourist Development Council 8:30 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze  GBArea Chamber Business Development Committee Meeting 9:00-10:00 a.m., Gulf Breeze Area Chamber, 409 Gulf Breeze Parkway, G More...


October 6 1 Year ago this week – 2015 South Santa Rosa Utility System customers will pay more for water and sewage bills after unanimous vote by Gulf Breeze City Counsel for a 3 percent surcharge and 4.1 percent rate increase. More...

More depositions to be scheduled in pending homicide case

Former Navarre resident, Christopher Lindsay, 44, charged with the alleged murder of Gulf Breeze resident, Lorie Musil, 55, by “Intentional Facial Submersion” (drowning) almost one year ago in November, is still behind bars at the Santa R More...


GBHS JROTC wins 9 trophies at competition

GBHS JROTC Drill Team competed in Mobile, Ala. during Homecoming weekend and won nearly every event.  They won three first place trophies, four second place, and two third place trophies out of ten events.  More...

School district closing soon on Food World Property

Awaiting appraisals on Gulf Breeze property

Santa Rosa County School District is still working on real estate transactions for two properties – one they own and one they are attempting to purchase. More...

Old room gets new name

GBHS SoundWave Band Director Zach Dykes (right) shows his students a plaque, signifying the band room will now be named after former SoundWave Band John Henley. Above: Karen Henley Wuest (second from left) holds the plaque, honoring her father. More...


Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church celebrates 58th Anniversary

Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church is celebrating its 58th anniversary on October 19.  More...


Testosterone may be prescribed after prostate cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: I had my prostate removed for prostate cancer in 2009 at age 70. I waited until now to start taking testosterone to feel better, because I was feeling very listless, with no sex drive. More...


CFO Jeff Atwater Named Florida’s 2016 Consumer Champion by the Florida Association for Insurance Reform

MIAMI, Fla. – Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater was named Florida’s 2016 Consumer Champion during an annual awards ceremony hosted Thursday night by the Florida Association for Insurance Reform. More...


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Thoughts on the passing of three sports legends

With the recent passing of Arnold Palmer, yet another all-time great sports icon has left us in 2016. More...