February 2, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Innovative Property Appraiser wins int’l award

Greg Brown, Santa Rosa County’s Property Appraiser, and five members of his staff recently traveled to Tampa to receive the highest award given by the International Assn. More...

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Manatee encounter

Gulf Breeze Girl Scout Troops 826 (Juniors) & Troop 789 (cadettes) camped at West Central Florida Council GSA Camp Wildwood & swam with the manatees over Martin Luther King weekend.   More...

Now you can text to 9-1-1

Santa Rosa County’s emergency communications center now has the ability to accept 9- 1-1 text messages. More...

Shoreline trail expansion includes proposal for beach access

A rough schematic drawn up by staff for the proposed expansion of the Shoreline Park South trail, navigating from the park to Williamsburg, also included a detour stretching to the shores of the sound.  More...


FWC offers advice to avoid bears

• Secure household garbage in a shed, garage or a wildlife-resistant container (like a bear-resistant container or caddy).  • Put household garbage out on morning of pickup rather than the night before.  • Secure commercial g More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 2  Tourist Development Council  8:30 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St, Milton  Friday 3  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast  6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria   More...


February 2

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Councilman Joe Henderson is prompted to propose an ordinance to outline a clearer image of the duties and responsibilities for members of the city council, including term limits for the mayor and council member More...


Short-handed Dolphins drop heartbreaker

Choctaw scores in final three minutes to eliminate Dolphins from postseason in back-to-back years for first time since 1992

The last time the Dolphin soccer team was on the outside looking in on the postseason in consecutive years, George Bush was President. Not the son, the father. More...

Lady Dolphins pull away to win in regional quarterfinals

GBHS scores four in second half of 6-1 win

The Gulf Breeze Lady Dolphin soccer erupted for four second half goals on their way to a 6-1 win over Arnold in a Region 1-3A Quarterfinal Jan. More...

One final game

The 2016-17 Gridiron Gurus contest will come to an end Sunday with Super Bowl XL. More...


Cracked fingertips? Try a home remedy

DR. ROACH WRITES: I wrote a column on cracked fingertips, and received a wealth of suggestions from readers. More...


Super Bowl football will reach half century mark this year

After retiring from the United States Marine Corps, I was hired in Dec. 1966 by a New York City motion picture film production company as a cameraman in the making of a Ford commercial at Lake Placid, N.Y. More...

Rubberized track would benefit tourism

Several years ago and even further back, the idea to install a rubberized track at Gulf Breeze High School was raised.  More...

The timing is right for you to bloom

I took a picture of white azalea that was starting to bloom. This shrub, planted across from my office door, had a single white bloom. More...

Building up STEAM!

Educators come from all over the world to see Santa Rosa program

Santa Rosa County School District partnered with the national Discovery Education program to organize a first-of-its-kind National Symposium on STEM program (known as STEAM in Santa Rosa County, adding ARTS to the program). More...

Arbor Day

The Driftwood Garden Club dedicated its Arbor Day tree planting to the memory of Dr. BB Jordan for his service to the community. Pictured, from left, his wife and daughters Jennifer Fort, Dot Jordan and Jill Lee.   More...



Island News

Volunteer at the Panhandle Butterfly House

The Panhandle Butterfly House is seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides. All volunteers work in teams, educating children and adults on the biology and habitat of butterflies and their importance in our ecosystem. More...

Double Bridge Run Saturday

5,000 runners expected

The Double Bridge Run celebrates its 20th Anniversary this Saturday, February 4. Close to 5,000 runners will be participating representing 40 states. More...


‘Jackie’ — beautiful, cold biopic — puzzles and stuns

Jackie Kennedy was probably the single most celebrated and emulated iconic figure for American women in the early to mid 1960’s. More...

Visit ‘Cig,’ the trashy turtle, at Navarre Beach Friday

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) will soon welcome “Cig,” artist Shelly Marshall’s sea turtle sculpture made from over 1,050 discarded cigarette butts. More...

PSC Permanent Collection on display at Switzer Gallery

More than 70 works from Pensacola State College’s Permanent Collection are being exhibited Jan. 30 through March 10 at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Building 15, on the Pensacola campus.  More...


School Board bestows honors on two from south end

Two women who work for the Santa Rosa County School District in the south end of the county were honored last Friday morning as Employees of the Year, each in their own field.  More...

Undersea adventure

Gulf Breeze Middle School Students who read the book, “The Neptune Project” by Polly Holyoke and passed a comprehension test were treated to an undersea-themed party by librarian Mary Graham. More...

PBES releases fourth grade 2nd nine week Honor Roll

Jeff Castleberry,­Principal, and the staff of ­Pensacola Beach­Elementary ­congratulate the following fourth graders for making the second nine-week Honor Roll:  A Honor Roll  Brody Hills, Austin Mickler, Lily Montgomery and Dima Webber&nbs More...


Church hosts ‘Understanding Islam’ seminar

Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church is pleased to present a two-part series on “A Christian Understanding of Islam” on Friday night, Feb. 10 and Saturday morning, Feb. More...

Home & Garden

Dot Jordan turns 91!

The same month that her husband was honored on Arbor Day by the Driftwood Garden Club Dot celebrated her 91st birthday. She and her daughters and some of her close friends chose to celebrate at the Grand Marlin. More...

Country Western Dance Champ

Retired science teacher trades text books for dance shoes

Retired Gulf Breeze Middle School science teacher Bob Smith tried a new experiment when nearing retirement, and he is now earning acclaim for his efforts. More...