March 9, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

UPA plans to extend Hwy 98 beautification project

Twenty-four members of the United Peninsula Association (UPA) representing Homeowner Associations (HOAs), business owners, and individuals attended a meeting March 2 at Tiger Point Golf Club.  More...

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Community

After her injury, Anna Pope is helping other T.B.I. patients

It was just six and a half years ago when folks in Gulf Breeze were planning fundraisers to support Anna Pope after she was severely injured in a car crash, leaving her in a coma with an uncertain outcome. More...

Shorebird nesting season begins at the National Seashore

The first signs of winter’s end are upon the national seashore as the first shorebird nests of the season have begun to appear on park beaches. More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 9  Police Pension Board Quarterly Meeting 9:00 a.m., Gulf Breeze City Hall, Council Chambers, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze  Commissioner Regular 9:00 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline Stre More...

FLASHBACKS

March 9

1 Year ago this week – 2016   More...

County to issue RFP for courthouse site

This group of county commissioners are determined to get a new Santa Rosa County Courthouse built.  More...

Sports

GBHS lacrosse splits pairs on road trip

Boys, girls win Saturday after losses in Tallahassee, Gainesville

The GBHS boys and girls lacrosse teams lost their first games of the season Friday, but both bounced back with wins on Saturday.  Leon 7, Dolphins 5: The Lions jumped out to a 6-1 lead before holding off a late charge to win Friday in Tallahasse More...

Tourney champs

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club Barracudas 13s recently won the 2017 Pounders Open at UWF. More...

Track teams nab top threes at Patriot meet

Both the GBHS boys and girls track team finished in the top three at the Frank Lay Patriot Invitational Friday in Pace.  The Dolphins finished second out of 12 teams with 76.5 points, bested only by Navarre (160). More...

Home & Garden

Crafty ladies of Santa Rosa Woman’s Club win big at competition

GFWC-Santa Rosa Woman’s Club brought home top honors from District 1 Arts and Crafts competition in Crestview in late February. The event featured a Mardi Gras theme and the breezers dressed the part! More...

Pick a peck of peppers from your garden

Peppers do exceptionally well here. Sweet peppers, hot peppers, peppers of all colors and sizes thrive on the peninsula. In comparison to tomatoes, squash and cucumbers peppers are relatively low maintenance. More...

Seasoning recipe is a delicious ‘steak secret’

Good recipes for hungry people!

Tired of the same old, same old? Spice up your life with some new recipes.  BANANA BREAD   More...

Holley-Navarre Fire Department enters into consolidation talks with MFD, NBFD

Midway Fire, Holley-Navarre Fire and Navarre Beach Fire Departments will meet in an open public meeting the end of March to start discussions about possible consolidation. The first public meeting will be March 31 at 9 a.m. More...

City remains quiet on Catawba beach access dispute

City’s legal fees are more than $200,000; property owners are eager to end litigation

The final item on the agenda at the March 2 executive council meeting was for the approval of a $10,959 payment to Galloway Johnson Tompkins Burr and Smith for the firm’s involvement in the Catawba St. right-of-way litigation.  More...

Wayside park closing March 22

The pavilions in Wayside Park are a lovely place to sit and watch the dolphins play in Pensacola Bay. More...

Events

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Entertainment

Columnist Rheta Grimsley brings humor to PSC

“Old Dogs, Hank Williams, and the Art of the Memoir,” a presentation by syndicated columnist and author Rheta Grimsley Johnson, brings a touch of Southern humor to Pensacola State College’s Book Talk at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15. More...

Students compete in live finals of Jazz Pensacola contest

Jazz Pensacola invites the community to the live finals of the 2017 Student Jazz Competition.  The event will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, 1000 College Blvd., Pensacola State College. More...

The ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ is goofy

I never played with LEGO’s as a kid. I was aware of them, but their appeal somehow eluded me. I much preferred playing board games like “Clue” or “Monopoly”.  More...

School

School Board surveying community about possible return to a longer, 7-period school day

Should Santa Rosa County schools return to a seven period day? That is the focus of a survey being conducted now to determine support for a longer day. The survey also asks whether school start and end times are satisfactory. More...

Students show their presidential side at GB Elementary

India Whitworth, Mason Curtsinger, Caleb Coy, Ian Vincent, Ella Trosclair More...

Health

Are dermatologists ‘zapping’ for Dollars?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 73 years old and lived on a boat in my 40s. More...

Celebrating Dr. Seuss!

A day to be silly and talk in rhyme ... of course it’s Dr. Seuss time!

Gulf Breeze Elementary paid homage to the author known as Dr. Seuss on his birthday, March 2. More...

GBMS Spanish I students read to GBES students

“The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “Horton Hears a Who.” These books were brought to life by Mrs. McCoy’s Spanish I students from Gulf Breeze Middle School.  More...

Opinion

Pensacola benefits from Visit Florida

Tourism is a vital economic engine for the Pensacola community. It accounts for more than $849 million in direct spending and supports more than 16,000 jobs in Escambia County alone. More...

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Full Story

Community overwhelms with support

Almost 13 years ago, my son moved his family to Gulf Breeze. They became involved in schools, sports, scouts, church and book clubs. Excellent friendships were forged. Three weeks ago, my beloved daughter-in-law died unexpectedly. More...