April 6, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Voters renew ½¢ school sales tax

Residents, tourists, and folks who drive through every day will all help pay for new school construction, technology, and maintenance of the schools for another 10 years through a one-half cent sales tax that was renewed last Tuesday night. More...

Ambulance involved in crash

Only minor injuries were reported after a vehicle collided with an ambulance on Highway 98 near Coral Street on Tuesday, March 21.  According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Charles Jacobs, 39 of Gulf Breeze was traveling eastbound on Highway 98 More...

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Community

All County Concert is Friday in GB

Santa Rosa All-County Honor Chorus, a choir made up of select 5th graders from each elementary school, will perform at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, 75 Fairpoint Drive in Gulf Breeze, on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30).  More...

Levin Rinke Realty welcomes Aaron Edwards

Levin Rinke Realty welcomes Aaron Edwards to the team that has sold more than $2 billion in residential real estate in over 25 years.  Aaron has been proud to call Gulf Breeze his home for over nine years. More...

News

Fire depts. take first steps in consolidation

The first steps to possible consolidation of three of the south Santa Rosa County Fire Departments – Midway, Holley Navarre, and Navarre Beach – took place last Friday morning in Navarre. More...

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 6  Tourist Development Council 8:30 a.m., County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St, Milton  Library Advisory Board 11:00 a.m., Library Administration, 6275 Dogwood Dr, Milton  Friday 7   More...

FLASHBACKS

April 6

1 Year ago this week – 2016  Overpass overhaul? More...

Sports

Dolphins edge Crusaders, 2-1

GBHS score both runs in third, strand nine Catholic runners in nailbiter at Wahoo Stadium

It’s been a few years since the Panhandle’s best rivalry has been renewed on the diamond. They definitely made up for lost time last week as the Dolphins edged Catholic 2-1 at the Pensacola Blue Wahoos Stadium. More...

Rock and fire

Cole Young pitches for the U-12 Vipers during the opening day of the GBSA baseball season Saturday. More...

Dolphin lacrosse rallies to win at Chiles in regular season finale

GBHS hosted boys and girls lacrosse tournaments this week, boys final tonight

The GBHS Dolphin lacrosse team added to its school-record win total with wins at South Walton and Chiles, giving them a 16-1 record entering district tournament play this week.  Dolphins 15, South Walton 0: Noah Haas and Tucker Smith both had ha More...

Opinion

Gaetz is working for conservative reform

Last week’s healthcare non-vote was a disappointment, but I’ll continue working for you, and fighting for the bold, conservative reform northwest Florida needs! More...

Friends can disagree on politics

Thank you, Vici Papajohn; it was wonderful seeing your name again in the Gulf Breeze News writing the opinions of Mr. Mike Papantonio, one of the best lawyers in Florida.  More...

We can learn life lessons from Charlie

Charlie is 88 years young. A local retiree, he was the third of nine children who spent their childhood roaming these beaches and bayous. He hunted doves and ducks in the woods that are now subdivisions in Gulf Breeze proper and Pensacola Beach. More...

Ten years later, Benson home is still in limbo

As thousands of tourists travel through Gulf Breeze on their way to Pensacola Beach or destinations to the east, it’s easy to think that Gulf Breeze has always been a beautifully manicured community with schools and grocery stores lining the ma More...

Citizens question Catawba litigation

Another invoice to the Galloway Johnson law firm for fees incurred in the Catawba case spurred more questions and concerns among citizens and council members alike as to the end-game of the protracted litigation. More...

Pedestrian hit on Hwy 98

A teenage pedestrian was hit and became airborne after attempting to cross Highway 98 toward Gulf Breeze High School after dark.  More...

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Entertainment

‘Logan’ is superhero’s swan song

It has to happen eventually. If you are even a casual moviegoer you must be aware of the glut of films in the superhero genre that are released throughout the year, sometimes as many as two or three in a month.  More...

Bryan Adams touring South America on his ‘Get Up’ tour

Q: The other night I streamed a movie called “Caged No More,” which starred Kevin Sorbo. The actress who played one of the kidnapped sisters is Cassidy Gifford, and I wondered if she was any relation to Kathie Lee and Frank. More...

WEEK OF April 6 - April 12

The Economics of Immigration Saturday, April 8, Coffee 10:15 a.m.; Program 10:30 a.m. Downtown Library, 239 N. Spring Street Meeting room B   The League welcomes Economist Kalyan (Kal) Chakraborty to discuss the Economics of Immigration. Mr. More...

School

7 GBHS grads are at Air Force Academy

It is not easy to get into one our nation’s military academies, Gulf Breeze High can boast that right now it has seven alums attending the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA).  Amazing, when you consider that by-law a U.S. More...

Gulf Breeze Will Do awards grants Sunday

Gulf Breeze Will Do, a local women’s philanthropic group with 265 members, will have its first general membership meeting of 2017 on Sunday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 1 St. Francis Drive, Gulf Breeze. More...

Students show their skills in History Fair

The Santa Rosa County National History Day Fair was held on February 24 at Gulf Breeze Middle School. More...

Obituaries

Arthur Edmond Leisy

June 27, 1917 - March 12, 2017

At 99 years young, Art passed peacefully on Sunday, March 12, with his wife, Mary, by his side.  More...

Gerald Henry Parris

Gerald Henry Parris, Age 85, of Seminole, Ala. passed away April 4, 2017 in Gulf Breeze, Fla. More...

Home & Garden

Friends of Gulf Breeze Library plan book sale this weekend

The Friends of the Library will hold one of their twice-yearly book sale on Friday, April 7 from 4 to 7 p.m., and Saturday, April 8, from 9 am to 3 p.m. More...

Learning to set sail, safely

Satori Foundation Safety at Sea Seminar Certification required for Pensacola to Cuba Race

Twenty-one vessels (including six from the Pensacola area) have already registered for the second 511-mile Pensacola a la Habana Race, scheduled for April 30. More...

How Safety at Sea seminars began

The 605-mile Fastnet race down the English Channel and out across the Irish Sea around the lighthouse-topped Fastnet Rock and back to Plymouth, England has been held biennially since 1925. More...