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Wetlands trail may get funding

City hopes to prioritize transportation alternative project at ‘top of list’

The City of Gulf Breeze is “piggy-backing” with the county on the submittal of a resolution previously approved by the city council at a special meeting on Feb. 13 in support of a transportation alternative project. More...

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Buz Eddy retirement party set

A retirement celebration for Edwin A. “Buz” Eddy is scheduled for Sunday, April 23 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Community Center.  Ticket s are $15 and include a plate of fried fish and all the fixings.  More...

Docent training is April 11

The Panhandle Butterfly House is seeking seasonal volunteers to serve as docents Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May-August from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Goff is GBPD officer of the year

Officer Beth Goff of the Gulf Breeze Police Department (GBPD) was selected by her peers as the 2016 Officer of the Year. A presentation recognizing Goff was held as a part of the regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21.  More...


GB is 22nd safest city in Fla, according to national survey

The National Council for Home Safety and Security announce their annual Safest Cities in Florida Report for 2017.  Parkland, Weston, Marco Island, Bay Harbor Island, and Valparaiso are the Top 5.  The council combined data from the most rec More...


The scheduled completion date for the medical office building which will be occupied by Henghold Skin Health was incorrect in the Feb. 23 issue. The project will be complete by in 2017.  Gulf Breeze News regrets the error.   More...

Calendar of Meetings

Friday 3  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 6  Commissioner Committee 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa county Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Street, Milton   More...


Teachers’ union, School Board at impasse over retro pay

Impasse – that’s where the Santa Rosa County School Board negotiating team says talks are with the teachers’ union. The two negotiating teams have been in talks for this school year’s teacher contract since last August. More...

A super guest visits Gulf Breeze Middle School FCA

The guest speaker at GBMS Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting was Domenik Hixon, former NFL wide receiver for Broncos, Giants and Panthers and two time Super Bowl Champion.  Approximately 75 middle schoolers attended the meeting to hear hi More...

Laptop funds

Ana DeCesare receives a check from Deb Andrews for $2,363 from Gulf Breeze Optimist Club. The funds are to support Take Stock in Children in their effort to purchase laptops for graduating seniors in need of assistance. More...


Central Waterside Church has its toes in the sand

Pastor Jack Kale leads Central Waterside Church which meets Sundays on the beach behind Hemingway’s Restaurant. Here is a conversation with him. Q: Did you always want to be a pastor? More...

Home & Garden

West Florida Literary society meets at Howards’ home

West Florida Literary Federation’s annual meeting and party was held on February 18 at the home of Dr. Joe and Mrs. Marilyn Howard in Tiger Point. The party was hailed as Covered Dish Dinner with Decadent Desserts. More...

Take a ‘Tour of Tables’ at Pensacola Garden Center March 14

The Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs is happy to invite the public to attend the original Pensacola Tour of Tables, taking place at the Pensacola Garden Center, 1850 N 9th Ave. More...

A squash of a different color and cucumbers

Squash and cucumbers are relatively easy to grow. They can be planted as seeds and grow rapidly. They do require room to grow in, but both can be trellised to decrease the amount of ground needed.  More...

Alcohol sales hours are set

North, south end sales rules are now congruent

For the first time ever in the history of Santa Rosa County it will soon be legal to sell or buy alcohol beverages by the glass and by the bottle or can seven days a week from 7:30 a.m; to 2:30 a.m. throughout the entire county. More...

Rep. Gaetz hosts ‘Open Gaetz’ Day

Matt Gaetz, former State Representative and now newly-elected member of the U. S. More...



Island News

Lifeguards are back on duty on Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach Lifeguards returned to their towers Wednesday, March 1 for the 2017 lifeguard season. Initially, one to three towers at Casino Beach will be manned from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.  More...

Home improvement vs. home maintenance

When touring homes that we are preparing to list, homeowners like to point out things they’ve done since purchasing the property. This is very helpful to a real estate agent when determining the proper value of the home. More...


My time on 'Overdrive'

Reflections on Acting in a Local Indie Film

At about 2 a.m. in New Orleans, Steve suggested the time was finally right for me to shave my head. More...

‘The Salesman (Forushande)’ is an Iranian film of heartache

The closest I am likely to get to understanding French or Italian or Iranian culture is by watching these countries’ movies. I suspect this is true for most people in the United States today. More...

‘Hot Pink Weekend’ funds breast cancer research

On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 3-5, HOT PINK WEEKEND will be held to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF).  There will be five fabulous events to enjoy throughout the weekend beginning with the “Hot Pink” Kick More...


Lady Dolphins roll in opener

Curington scores six, Haas and Costello five each in 20-0 romp

For more than two weeks, the GBHS varsity girls lacrosse team felt like a powder keg, as they watched the junior varsity play several games. More...

GBHS seniors help East sweep All Star soccer games

Five GBHS senior soccer players helped the East All Star record a doubleheader sweep at the Pensacola Sports All Star Games Feb. More...

GBHS to send two wrestlers to state

The GBHS wrestling team will send two of its wrestlers - Gabe Jacobs and Noah Losievsky - to this weekend’s 2A state wrestling meet in Kissimmee.  Gabe Jacobs and Noah Losievsky finished second in their respective weight classes (Jacobs in More...


James P. Brennan

James P. Brennan, a retired Air Force WWII veteran, 93, passed away at his home in Gulf Breeze. He was born in Someret County, Pennsylvania on January 13, 1924 to father Patrick A. Brennan and mother Mary Rachel Lape, who preceded him in death. More...

Virginia Oatman


After a brief battle with an aggressive cancer, Ginny Oatman, 66, of Elkmont, Ala. passed away on February 26, 2017 surrounded by her beloved family.  Ginny was preceded in death by her parents, George and Katherine Hutton.  More...


CFO Jeff Atwater enters final session


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People react differently to funerals

The funeral procession started on Scenic Highway and meandered under the 17th bridge trestle, over bridges, and into Barrancas National Cemetery. More...