February 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Remodeling underway at Post Office

Gulf Breeze Post Office is being remodeled to repair the HVAC system and remediate mold. Work is expected to continue through March. The agency issued this statement:  More...

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Santa Rosa plans second Day of Service event on May 6

With more than 700 volunteers working together on 23 community service projects, the first Santa Rosa Day of Service was a resounding success! More...


Bands on the Beach announces 2017 schedule

Bands on the Beach Make their 2017 Debut Pensacola Beach, Fla. – February 6, 2017 – Grab your beach chair and cooler because Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, is back in April.  More...

‘Split’ is an unpleasant and pointless exploitation flick

“Split” is the latest film written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, a filmmaker who inspires a very wide range of reactions from passionate movie lovers like myself. More...

PLT will present ‘My Fair Lady’ in March

PENSACOLA, FL -- The Pensacola Little Theatre proudly presents My Fair Lady, book and lyrics written by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Fredrick Loewe. Show dates are March 3-5, 9-12 & 17-19th.  More...


Navarre resident graduates from James Madison University

HARRISONBURG, VA – Jordan Reannon Remington of Navarre graduated with a degree in occupational therapy from James Madison University during the Dec. 16/17, 2016 commencement exercises. More...

Cadets take top honors at The Citadel in fall 2016: Dean’s List

CHARLESTON, SC – Dean’s List recognition is given to cadets registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.2 or higher with no grade below a C for the previous semester’s work. More...

Larsen awarded Gold Stars for academic achievements at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC – Eric Larsen of Gulf Breeze was awarded Gold Stars by The Citadel for earning a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher during the 2016 fall semester. More...


Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Andrews Institute gives patients advantages for diagnostic imaging

When a patient requires diagnostic imaging, several things run through his or her mind. How much will it cost? How long will it take to obtain an appointment? What kind of intervention will be required from the imaging results?  More...

Statins can cause memory loss

DEAR DR. ROACH: I have been taking Lipitor for high cholesterol. Lately, my pharmacist said that all statins can cause memory loss. I hesitate to stop taking Lipitor, but I don’t want this side effect. Please advise. - - P.C.  More...

Five top tips for Heart Health Month

(StatePoint) Heart disease and stroke cause one in three deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. More...


Rep. Gaetz: Abolish EPA in 2018

Dear Friends,  Below you will read some highlights from my week in Washington.  Abolish the EPA   More...

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Bike locks and binkies make us feel safe

If you park in the northeasterly parking lot at Sacred Heart Hospital, you might notice the steel tubed bicycle rack near the walkway. I’ve passed it hundreds of times but never took time to really look at it. More...

Female black bear humanely put down

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) released an update on the black bear attack that occurred in the unincorporated portion of Gulf Breeze resulting in injuries to a man, Rick Wilkerson, and his black lab. More...

Sigman is Woodlawn Beach Middle’s Teacher of the Year

Lisa Sigman has been a teacher since 2007, but has been at Woodlawn Beach Middle School since 2014. This is the first time in her teaching career that she has been nominated and named Teacher of the Year. More...

Abell named Interim City Manager

With long-time Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin A. More...



Island News

Spring gardens are perfect for growing salads

The days are getting longer, the sun is climbing higher in the sky and the temperatures will soon be right for swimming. For now the sun and temperature is right to get the garden going. More...

Bob Sikes Bridge, beach traffic Town Hall Feb. 23

The Escambia County Public Works Department will host a town hall meeting to discuss Bob Sikes Bridge operations and Pensacola Beach traffic Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5:30 p.m. More...

World Impact Real Estate is a business with a mission

World Impact Real Estate is committed to touching the world we all share through strategic giving. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 9  Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Ln, Gulf Breeze  Zoning Board 6:00 p.m., Tiger Point Community Center, 1370 Tiger Park Ln, Gulf Breeze  Friday 10   More...

County rejects Bear Wise grant

Santa Rosa County will not be accepting the $150,000 Bear Wise grant from the state that commissioners had asked for and had been approved after all.  More...


February 9

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Among others, Robin Jones is working toward the opening of a grassroots organization, Hope that HEALS (Helping Exceptional Adults Live Successfully), to help exceptional adults find meaningful lives within thei More...


Soccer season ends

Lady Dolphins fall 3-1 in regional final

Missed opportunities proved costly as the Lady Dolphin soccer team lost 3-1 in Jacksonville Stanton Prep in Friday’s Region 1-3A Championship game.  “There’s no doubt. More...

Lady Dolphin hoops are postseason bound

Two-point win over Tate gives GBHS first playoff berth since ‘05

The third-seeded GBHS Lady Dolphin basketball team lost to top seeded Niceville 66-47 in the District 1-8A championship game Friday at Navarre.  It is Niceville’s first district title in 16 years, while the Lady Dolphins, who beat Tate 37- More...

From Dolphin to Davidson for Phelps

Quarterback led Gulf Breeze to first district championship since 1989

Tyler Phelps may not be able to hit half court shots with regularity like Steph Curry, but he now has something in common with the NBA MVP.  The son of Brad Phelps and Carrie Schroeder signed to play football at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C More...

Home & Garden

Gulf Coast Friends plan Valentine’s themed meeting

The February meeting of Gulf Coast Friends will be held at the LaBrisa Restaurant in Gulf Breeze on Thursday, Feb. 9, just in time for Valentine’s Day. More...

Bring in the birds for winter beauty, entertainment

Brighten your winter days by inviting birds into your landscape. Their beauty and motion help enliven the garden and lighten your spirit. More...

HGTV to film in Gulf Breeze; drone will fly over the city

HGTV is planning to film an episode of Beach Hunters here in Gulf Breeze. A special event application was submitted to the city for a permit for film production to take place on Monday, Feb. 27 and Friday, Mar. More...