March 23, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Beach pass reduced to $20/year

Starting May 1, it’s going to cost less to travel to Pensacola Beach. More...

School tax election Tuesday

Voters are being asked to make the trip top their local polling places next week for a Special Election with only one issue on the ballot: renewal of a half-cent sales tax county residents and visitors have been paying for the past 20 years. More...

Special Sections



Wear purple March 26 to support epilepsy sufferers

Mayor Matt Dannheisser presented a proclamation to a young girl battling epilepsy at Monday night’s regular city council meeting.  More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do names grant finalists

Gulf Breeze Will Do will meet April 9 at St. More...

Learn CPR

Santa Rosa County Emergency Management is hosting Community CPR and First Aid, Sat., March 25, 8 a.m., at 4499 Pine Forest Rd. in Milton. More...


‘Toni Erdmann’ movie is delightful and insane movie from Germany

“Toni Erdmann” is the movie Germany submitted for consideration in the Academy Awards race, as that country’s one film to compete this year for “Best Foreign Film.” Generally, about 150 films, from about 150 countries, a More...

‘Crowning Glory’ to feature Mozart, Puccini

“Crowning Glory” features Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Puccini’s Messa di Gloria. More...

Chabert will star in Hallmark movie

Q: I read that Lacey Chabert recently had a baby. How is she doing, and will she be taking a break from acting? -- Janet Y., via email  More...


Lady Dolphins need extras to beat Navarre

Passed ball gives Gulf Breeze 9-8 win

Riley Robinson scored on a passed ball in the bottom of the eighth as the Lady Dolphins edged Navarre 9-8 Thursday in Gulf Breeze.  The passed ball, which happened when Taylor Baker drew a walk, marked the fourth time in the final three innings More...

Tourney champs

The Pensacola Beach Volleyball Club Barracudas 13s recently won the Tampa Molten Tournament. They are (front, from left): Claire Jimenez, Jillian Redmond and Becca Bozeman. More...


Cali Hargrove fires to first in between innings during Lady Dolphin JV softball action last week. More...


It’s time to stop bashing Trump, Papantonio asserts

“I certainly did not vote for Donald Trump,” says Gulf Breeze resident Mike Papantonio. More...

Here’s where to find ‘big money’

So President Trump, you are looking some really big $$$ (in the trillions) for the infrastructure, military and a wall. More...

Thank you

It has almost been two years since my house was struck by lightning and burned. I have finally been able to rebuild and move back in.  More...

UWF’s Martha Saunders is Rotary Citizen of the Year

At a time when the word citizen means so many different things to people throughout our globe, and its definition seems so unclear, the Gulf Breeze Rotary   Club named UWF president Dr. More...

U-turn under bridge confuses FDOT personnel

John Huggins, owner of La Brisa Restaurant inside the Quality Inn, hears from customers every day that they had to “shoot the gap” in traffic to cross Highway 98 and enter the parking lot. More...

Teacher union wants federal mediation

The Santa Rosa Professional Educators teacher union and the Santa Rosa County School District have agreed to which special magistrate they will use for their contract impasse hearings. More...



Island News

Ordinance prohibiting open containers on Pensacola Beach may be extended another year

The discussion as to whether to allow open containers of alcohol on the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk after the current temporary ordinance sunsets in June went on for almost 90 minutes at the Escambia County commission meeting last week.  More...

Two hurt in scooter accident

Two people were transported to Gulf Breeze Hospital with minor injuries on Tuesday, March 1 when a scooter collided with a vehicle.  More...

Greg Christoff joins Levin Rinke

Levin Rinke Realty welcomes Greg Christoff to the team. Greg and his wife, Kathy, have called the Gulf Coast home for over 16 years. More...


Calendar of Meetings

Friday 24  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 27  Santa Rosa Women’s Democratic Club 6:30 p.m., Henderson Hall, St. More...


March 23

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Last week it was announced that the Bob Sikes bridge will join the rest of the toll plazas in the state in accepting the SunPass, allowing visitors to charge the tolls to their prepaid account. More...


ROTC wins at Melbourne; invited to Nationals

Gulf Breeze High’s JROTC received some good news just after returning from a drill meet in Melbourne. More...

Some teachers say no to 7-period day, so school board delays until 2018

Many school district officials were surprised about the push back from some teachers and parents after it was announced last month by the district superintendent that the district would be working toward making the school day seven periods again, ins More...

Students share thoughts on Optimism

Six Oratorical contest winners will advance to districts

Six Gulf Breeze Middle School students will advance to the next level after placing in the Gulf Breeze Optimist Club’s Oratorical Contest. More...


Aspirin causes man’s irritable bowel syndrome to vanish after 35 years

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a 77-year-old man in good health except for irritable bowel syndrome for 35 years. Six months ago, I started taking two low-dose aspirins daily as a preventive, and since then all IBS symptoms have disappeared. More...

Home & Garden

Carolyn Pfeiffer celebrates 50 years with Santa Rosa Woman’s Club

Carolyn Pfeiffer has been a member of the GFWC Santa Rosa Woman’s Club for 50 years. More...

Learn the proper way to prune trees and shrubs

Proper pruning techniques for trees and shrubs will be the topic of the March 27 “Mondays in the Gardens” series. Florida Master Gardener Mike Burba will lead the one-hour presentation at 10 a.m. More...

Chef Noah

Good recipes for hungry people!

Baked Cheese Grits   More...