October 20, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Deadman’s Island is focus of committee

At last Wednesday’s executive city council meeting, the council was exposed to concerns for the first time regarding the indirect impacts the new Pensacola Bay Bridge project may have on Deadman’s Island. More...

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RayAnn Moseley smiles while fighting for her health

Young RayAnn Moseley of Gulf Breeze is all about persevering and persisting, with a smile on her face.  Just ask the officials who held the special coin on Gulf Breeze High School’s recent homecoming night honoring her.  More...

Sensei teaches kids how to karate chop fear and doubt

The Sunday School classes of St. Ann Catholic Church welcomed Jimmy Falbo of Falbo’s Family Karate. He spoke to the kids about Jesus, handling bullies, having courage to stand up and not being afraid. More...

Local causes benefit from IMPACT 100

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area, a local women’s philanthropy group, extends special congratulations to this year’s grant recipients. More...


Top teacher

GBMS is proud to announce that Karen Gilbreath is teacher of the year as voted by her peers. In the picture from left is Randy Renfroe, Becky Grace, Debbie Hepworth, Karen Gilbreath, Michael Brandon, and Tracy Murphy.   More...

GBE plans wacky attire for drug free week

Students at Gulf Breeze Elementary are so excited to be drug free, they are celebrating Red Ribbon Week by wearing crazy outfits.  On Monday, Oct. More...

GBE explores magnetism

Gulf Breeze Elementary 4th graders have begun their investigations into matter and physical science.  This week they explored physical properties of matter and used classification skills to sort objects.  More...


Karolyn Kendall


Mrs. Karolyn Kendall, of Gulf Breeze, FL died on Monday, October 10, 2016 at the age of 77.  Karolyn was born on July 19, 1939 in Sherwood, Ohio to Charles and DeLean Heyman.  More...


How can the Fed’s actions affect you?

When will the Federal Reserve raise interest rates? This question has been on the minds of economists and financial market prognosticators for quite some time, but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? More...

Caring and Sharing schedules client interview dates

Caring and Sharing, the organization that distributes food, clothing, and gifts to those in need over the holidays is stocking up to outreach. More...

Pensacola Beach Advocates meet, celebrate insurance rating

Pensacola Beach Executive Director Paolo Ghio told a crowd of about 100 beach residents that he was excited about a recent change in in the beach’s flood insurance rating. “We have improved by two points! More...


Brandon Aydelott – another perspective

As the legal chapter in the Aydelott family tragedy came to a close last week, some have expressed views of incredulity and outrage in response to Judge Simon’s decision finding Brandon Aydelott not guilty of murder by reason of insanity in the More...

On the Spot:

Do you believe that the death penalty should remain a part of our judicial system?

“I’m very split on that, quite honestly. More...

Funeral escorts are appreciated

To the Gulf Breeze Police Funeral Procession Escort,  More...

Senior residence to break ground

The ground has been cleared, concrete is being poured and foundation-building has begun for the long-awaited retirement home, The Arbors, located behind St. Ann’s in Gulf Breeze Proper. More...

Shooting raises questions about safety

GBSA players had to duck and run from Pensacola complex

What was supposed to be a nice day of sportsmanship on the Magee field for Gulf Breeze Sports Association (GBSA) football players and their parents, quickly turned into mass chaos and fear when first, a brawl ensued following a sports’ injury a More...

Bear-Wise ordinance to help deter trash-hungry bears

A new Bear Wise safety ordinance is now in effect in south Santa Rosa County – but only in the area south and west of Eglin Air Force base in Navarre. More...




‘Queen of Katwe’ is an exotic sports movie

Watching desperately poor, illiterate starving people struggle to survive in a third world country does not sound like a fun way to spend an autumn evening. And yet ... More...

Well, Hello Dolly!

Dolly is lookin’ swell and is onstage right where she belongs as Pensacola State College presents the iconic musical, “Hello Dolly,” Oct. 21-23 and Oct. 28- 30.  Show times are 7:30 p.m. More...

Barktoberfest is Saturday

Make a date with your best furry friend and treat him or her to the most “paw-some” event in town!  Yes, the Pensacola Humane Society’s annual Barktoberfest is set for Saturday, Oct. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Friday 21  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 24  Commissioner Committee 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton  Tuesday 25 &n More...


October 20

1 Year ago this week – 2015  A tax increase is on its way for City of Gulf Breeze residents, as the council passed the first hearing to raise the Municipal Public Services Tax (MPST) on electric, water, sewer and natural gas bills from 5 t More...


In the article about Gulf Breeze Middle School’s robotics program, Michael Millican’s name was misspelled.  Gulf Breeze News regrets the error.   More...


Dolphins punch playoff ticket

Phelps breaks his own school record with 425 yards passing in 55-28 win; GBHS to play for district title Oct. 28 at Navarre

The ‘Year of Firsts’ continued on Friday as the Gulf Breeze Dolphin football team got another career night from Tyler Phelps to beat the Pace Patriots 55-28 Friday at Dolphin Stadium.  Phelps, who threw for 410 yards in Gulf Breeze&r More...

Dolphins trip up all the Gurus

The Miami Dolphins’ 30-15 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday tripped all the Gurus on Week 5.  Terry Gross went 8-2 last week to pull into a tie with this writer heading into Game 6 this week. More...

Fastest sophomore

Connor Creel, shown here in a recent GBHS cross country meet, was the fastest sophomore (and fifth overall) at last week’s EscaRosa Championships in Milton. The Dolphins finished second (only one point behind Pace), while the girls won.   More...


Thermotherapy an option for enlarged prostate

DEAR DR. ROACH: What’s your opinion on cooled thermotherapy for benign enlargement of the prostate? I recently was put on Flomax and finasteride, and was given the option of having this procedure to eliminate taking these two drugs. More...

Home & Garden

Pick up good reads at Friends of the Library book sale

Once again President Anise Webb promotes the Friends of the Gulf Breeze Library efforts for the sale of books many have donated to the Gulf Breeze Library. The book sale will be at the Library on Friday, Oct. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. More...

Eclectic gardening gives old items new purpose

Eclectic gardening will be the topic of the October 24 “Mondays in the Gardens” series. Florida Master Gardeners Jaci Zwierzchowski and Sandra Sherman will lead this one hour presentation beginning at 10 a.m. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do announces Fall Grant Finalists

Gulf Breeze Will Do president Wei Ueberschaer congratulates the fall 2016 grant finalists.  “Through the diligent work of our three grant review committees, our participating Gulf Breeze Will Do members have narrowed the 28 applicants to 9 More...