March 16, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Feds indict GB man on child porn

A Gulf Breeze man is being held at the Santa Rosa County Jail charged with child pornography offenses at the federal level. Thomas E. More...

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Local author’s book celebrates Blue Angels flight team

The Pensacola Barnes & Noble will be hosting a book signing for The Blue Angels on Saturday, March 18 at 2 p.m. Authors Maureen Smith Keillor and Evelyn L. Wheeler will be available to sign copies. More...


Garage sale, pancake breakfast Saturday at Rec

A Garage Sale and Pancake Breakfast will be held at Gulf Breeze’s Community Center on Saturday, March 18. More...

‘Moonlight’ deserves a second review

A few months back, I wrote a very positive review of “Moonlight.” I said it “absolutely deserves all the Academy Award nominations it will soon be getting.” I really did not, however, think it could actually, eventually, win t More...

Learn about our environment at the Seagrass Awareness Celebration Saturday

Learn about seagrasses, the marine creatures that live there, and how to protect them at the 17th annual Seagrass Awareness Celebration. The free event will be held Sat., March 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shoreline Park South in Gulf Breeze.  More...


GB Optimist Club hosts Essay Contest winners

Megan Hoffman, a senior at Gulf Breeze High School, won the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club’s essay contest based on the theme, “Chasing Optimism in the Face of Challenges.”  More...

GBHS Debate team places in championships

The GBHS debate team hosted the 2017 Florida Forensic League State Championships on March 4-5. Over 540 students qualified from around the state to compete in speech and debate events. Over 60 schools and 200 coaches and judges attended. More...


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing?’

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned enough money to pay off its total tax bill for the year. More...


Signs of a bad hip include lack of motion and sometimes, pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: It would be helpful if you described some of the warning signs/symptoms of a bad hip that requires replacement. I now know that such a condition does not necessarily announce itself with chronic severe pain in the hip. More...


What’s a fair share of $1.5 billion?

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded, caught fire, and eventually sank, resulting in the largest offshore marine oil spill in U.S. history. More...

Abolish the EPA and Dept. of Education?

I am both surprised and disappointed. This is not the Matt Gaetz that was shown to us before the election. He seems to be increasingly negative to roles undertaken by the federal government. More...

It’s not what you wanted, but it’ll do

Catching pompano on the beach is one of my favorite things to do. Their tasty white meat is prized just below yellowfin tuna in my book. They are the perfect size for two people and fit nicely inside a Big Green Egg. More...

Previous operator steps forward to manage pier

The original operator of the current contract for the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier stepped forward at last Thursday’s county meeting to offer to take over the contract and operation once again. More...

Roux’s the word at Gumbo cookoff

They came, they danced, and they slurped gumbo at the 12th Annual Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Cookoff on Saturday.  Eleven judges selected winners in professional and amateur categories from 21 talented gumbo cooking teams, while ticket holders vot More...

GB man duct tapes dog’s snout

Michael Gabriel Bourgeois, 23, of Gulf Breeze, was arrested last Monday on first degree misdemeanor charges of animal cruelty, accused of duct taping his dog’s mouth shut. More...

Lindsay still awaiting trial for murder

Over a year after the alleged murder of Lorie Musil, 55, defendant Christopher Lindsay, 44, is still awaiting trial from behind bars at the Santa Rosa County Jail. More...



Island News

Beach toll passes may drop from $50 to $20/year

Escambia county hopes to improve traffic flow onto Pensacola Beach

Escambia County commissioners voted unanimously last Thursday during their Committee of the Whole meeting to reduce the cost of the Annual Sun Pass for Pensacola Beach toll bridge from $50 a year to $20 a year.  More...

Asphalt removed at Fort Pickens area

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials announce completion of the asphalt removal project, an effort that began at Fort Pickens in September 2016. More...

People can help nesting sea turtles

March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand.  People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s beaches at night by leav More...


Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 16  Gulf Breeze Elementary School Advisory Meeting 7:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Elementary, Gulf Breeze  Friday 17  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 20   More...


March 16

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Paperwork filed for Sacred Heart Health System to develop a two-story, 8,000-square foot pediatric facility on the corner of Gulf Breeze Parkway and Daniel Drive across from Panera Bread. More...

Commissioners want input on using sales tax revenues

County commissioners decided to hold three public community meetings to ask for input from residents about how to use the sales tax revenues voters approved last year. The five commissioners will attend each meeting. More...


Dolphins take two from Choctaw to open district play

Murphy’s walk-off single secures home and home sweep over Indians

The Gulf Breeze Dolphin baseball team bounced back from a loss at Milton to take a home and home series with Choctaw on Thursday and Friday to open District 1-3A play.  More...

GBHS still second in ATC standings

Five winter sports place in top four

Five of Gulf Breeze High School’s six winter sports placed in the top four of their respective classes when the Winter Academic Team Championships standings were released by the Florida High School Athletic Association last week.  More...

Tourney champs (again)

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club Barracudas 13s won the Power Division at the recent WaveFest Tournament at UWF. They are (front, from left): Erin Mayhew, Gracie Clay, Camilla Sanchez and Maile Apongan. More...

Home & Garden

Camellia Club dedicates garden at University of West Florida

Pensacola Camellia Club plans an 80th annual banquet and installation of officers on Tuesday March 21 at 6:30 p.m. at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante, 29 Palafox Place, downtown Pensacola. More...

Peas and beans are good for the body ... and the soil

Choices abound for an easy bounty of goodness.  More...

Chef Noah shares favorite recipes including The Coffee Cup’s Nassau Grits