January 19, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

School board to seek bids on chamber site

The Gulf Breeze property owned by Santa Rosa County School district but currently the home of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce is going up for bid.  More...

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GB Presbyterian hosts ‘Sweetheart Luncheon’ for single ladies

Pensacola Bay Harmonizers to present Singing Valentines

Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church presents its annual “Sweetheart Luncheon” on Monday, February 13 at 11:30 a.m. at the church, located at the corner of Daniel Drive and Andrew Jackson Trail. More...

Pensacola attorney’s book shows how to avoid legal landmines

PENSACOLA, Fla. (January 2017) – A new book by a veteran Pensacola attorney lays the groundwork for real estate professionals eager to avoid conflicts and provide their clients with worry-free transactions.  More...

Air Force Cadet Duntz to march in inauguration parade

Cadet 2nd Class Mark Duntz of Gulf Breeze, will march in the 58th Presidential Inauguration Parade in the nation’s capital Jan. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 19  LMS Subcommittee/Stormwater Management 2:00 p.m., Public Services Conference Room, 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy, Milton  Friday 20  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 23   More...


January 19

1 Year ago this week – 2016  SSRUS to consider repair to unsightly irrigation pipe at the thirteenth hole on the east course of the Tiger Point Country Club. More...

Resurfacing begins for Hwy. 399/ East Bay Blvd.

Santa Rosa County’s public works department kicked off a 4.5 mile resurfacing project for Hwy. 399/East Bay Blvd. in Navarre this week. More...


GBHS rallies past Catholic

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin basketball team used a balanced attack to beat Catholic 72-62 Friday, avenging a 25- point loss in Pensacola earlier this season.  More...

GB to send 14 to weightlifting sectionals

Host Baker edged Lady Dolphins 47-46 in team competition

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphins sent 14 lifters to Wednesday’s Section 1-A meet at Choctaw (after the News’ deadline) as a results of their efforts at districts Friday at Baker High School.  More...

Last second field goal trips up most Gurus

The last of three 50-yard field goals in the final 98 seconds of the NFC Championship game tripped up nearly all of the Gridiron Gurus last week. More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Breeze Book Club to discuss ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’

The Gulf Breeze Book Club   The Gulf Breeze Book Club will hold its next monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 pm at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. More...

Learn how microplastics affect planet

UF/IFAS Extension presents monthly topics of interest to residents on the second and third Friday of each month. This month’s topic will be “Microplastics: Tiny pieces causing big problems in our waters.”  More...

UF/IFAS Spring gardening series begins Feb. 8

UF/IFAS Escambia County Extension will offer a series of gardening courses for the spring season, with topics including lawns, edibles, strong performing perennials and garden structures. More...

‘Fore’ sale

City to consider sale of Tiger Point driving range

Amid one of its five-year permit review periods with the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), city staff and council recently met to discuss options related to Tiger Point golf course, effluent capacity and ongoing operations and maintenance More...

Samaritan killed in multi-car crash

Man, 29, had a growing family

A Gulf Breeze man, husband and father of two with a third on the way, who was known by many as a “Good Samaritan,” died tragically last week doing what he did best, helping others.  Michael A. More...



Island News

SRIA considers traffic flow suggestions

Pensacola Beach residents and visitors may be seeing round-abouts in their future as a way of handling traffic congestion at two locations, according to David Forte of the Escambia County Public Works Dept.  More...

Trolleys to run more months, longer hours

Pensacola Beach will expand trolley service this year. More...

Ferry plan delayed till 2018

There will probably no ferry service between Pensacola and Pensacola Beach in 2017. More...


‘La La Land’ is the BEST movie of the year

“La La Land” tells the story of two 20-somethings, who, like, thousands of others, at any given time, have crazy, oversized dreams of creative success in Los Angeles.  More...

Kyle MacLachlan returns to ‘Twin Peaks’

Q: I was thrilled to read in your column about the revival of “Twin Peaks.” Any word yet on when it will premiere? -- Adam M., via email  More...

WEEK OF January 19 - January 25

New Member Show Quayside Art Gallery/Pensacola Artists, Inc. Jan. 4, 2017 - Feb.13 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 17 E. Zaragossa Pensacola More...


7-period day may be coming back next year

School board gets windfall from state to account for unexpected growth

A seven-period school day may be coming back to Santa Rosa County schools next school year.  More...

School News

Amazing Dolphins  On Friday, Jan 20, Gulf Breeze Middle School will have an “Amazing Dolphins” Assembly for all students who made all A’s for the 2nd 9 weeks. More...


Investment tips for ‘millennials’

If you are a “millennial (a member of the age cohort born anywhere from the early 1980s to the late 1990s),” then you’re still in the early chapters of your career. More...


Nearly all cervical cancers are caused by HPV

Vaccines available for girls and boys ages 9 to 26

Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County designates January as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month   More...

Clean-freak dad turns into hoarder

DEAR DR. ROACH: I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but I hope you can help. My dad was a single parent raising us kids, and he was always clean when it came to housework. Every room in our house was almost spotless.  More...

Prevent the spread of the flu virus

It’s not too late to get vaccinated

With the 2016-2017 flu season in full swing and influenza activity increasing across the state, it is critical that all Floridians get the flu vaccine to protect against infection and help prevent the spread of seasonal flu to others. More...


Trump’s authoritarian regime could imperil US

President-elect Trump is setting the stage for a rocky Presidency filled with conflict, bickering, turmoil, miscalculations, and potential diplomatic and military confrontations. More...

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On the Spot:

What was your favorite movie of 2016, and why?

“‘Medea’s Christmas,’ because it was absolutely funny, and I actually stayed awake for it! More...