April 20, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Council ‘flooded’ with concerns about drainage

Following the Wednesday, April 12, executive meeting of the Gulf Breeze City Council, Jim Doyle said he intended to send informative letters about a tax increase on their property to his neighbors in the area of Plantation Hill Road. More...

County encouraged to use LOST funds for rec fields

More recreational parks, like soccer and baseball fields, seem to be high on the wish list for residents from both ends of the county, according to Santa Rosa County Commissioners.  More...

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Community

Captain DeeDee French retires from aviation

DeeDee French and her husband, Vince Howell, held DeeDee’s fantastic retirement party on March 25 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Resort on Pensacola Beach. This party begin with the invitation and ended with a gala. More...

Fishing reef planned for Pensacola Beach Pier

The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier hopes to soon have a reef to draw fish near the pier.  “We’ve been working for months to get this design approved so we could move forward. More...

Council finalizes Eddy’s contract as consultant to interim manager

Members of Boy Scout Troop 11 were on hand to witness local government in action, and they followed the invocation at Monday night, April 18’s, session by leading those present in the Pledge of Allegiance. More...

School

Literacy Month

Gulf Breeze High School Librarian Margaret Whibbs receives flowers from Dean Sean Tomey, Assistant Principal Jon Watts and Principal Danny Brothers for Literacy Month.   More...

Career Academy Teacher of the Year

Gulf Breeze High School’s Diane Folse was selected as the 2017 High School Career Academy Teacher of the Year. She was honored at a luncheon on April 5. More...

Good Shepherd to host Spring Roundup

Good Shepherd Lutheran School will host a Spring Roundup for new or returning student’s parents on Tuesday April 25. Parents may visit the school during the day or come to an evening session from 6-7:30 p.m. More...

Business

Use your tax refund wisely

It’s tax time again, which for many Americans means that a tax refund is on its way. If you’re going to get a refund this year, how can you use the money to your best advantage? More...

Health

Get screened for oral cancer this month

In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month, the Baptist Cancer Institute will provide a free head and neck cancer screening for the public and team members of Baptist Health Care on Tuesday, April 25, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., at 1717 North E St., B More...

Stretching helps ease spinal stenosis pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes).  More...

Opinion

Retirement benefits for congress members are exaggerated

BY D. ERIC HULTMAN  More...

Political Cartoon

Full Story

Teach a man to fish and you might get a Pompano for dinner

My friend, Lynn, caught 13 pompano last Friday, which killed me because I couldn’t go with her. She went home with her limit of six nice ones while the juveniles got to swim another day. More...

Crashes snarl traffic on Bay Bridge

City eyes solutions to keep vehicles moving

Any increase in traffic, the number of automobile breakdowns or accidents on Pensacola Bay Bridge can be explained by the annual rush of tourists during Spring Break, Deputy Chief of Police Sharon Armstrong says. More...

POP! Goes the art

GBHS Digital Design I students completed Andy Warhol inspired Pop Art projects. See story, page 7A.   More...

City honors longtime manager Eddy with fish fry on Sunday

On Sunday afternoon, April 23, Gulf Breeze City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy will be honored at a retirement benefit fish fry from 4- 6 at Gulf Breeze Community Center. More...

Events

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Entertainment

‘The Shack’ is not your typical faith-based drama

I have friends who have an automatic bias against “Christian” movies.  More...

Grillin’ in the Breeze is Saturday at Shoreline Park

The aroma is the first thing you will notice when you walk into Shoreline Park on Saturday -- the aroma of chefs preparing their specialities on a grill.  Yes, you can sample the wares and your entry fee will help support a great cause, the Sant More...

Naval Museum plans Power Projection symposium May 10-12

Power Projection in the 21st Century will be the theme for the National Naval Aviation Museum Foundation’s annual symposium May 10-12. More...

News

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 20  Gulf Breeze Elementary School Advisory Meeting 7:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Elementary  Friday 21  Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital Cafeteria  Monday 24   More...

FLASHBACKS

April 20

1 Year ago this week – 2016  County revives push for 1-cent sales tax “The most expensive thing you can do is nothing.” That was the warning given to Santa Rosa County taxpayers last week by County Commissioner Don Salter at th More...

City’s finances are healthy, audit shows

In action before the Gulf Breeze City Council Executive Committee Monday, April 10, representatives of Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund presented the annual audit for fiscal year 2016. More...

Sports

Oak Hall ends Lady Dolphin lax season again

Every now and then, a postgame huddle isn’t so much about the game they just played. More...

Boys tennis wins fourth straight district title

The GBHS Dolphin tennis team lost a total of 28 games as they won all 21 matches they played in as the cruised to the District 1-3A championship April 11 at Shoreline Park.  The Lady Dolphins were in the running for the district title until the More...

Heading to the heartland

Matthew deMahy, who helped the Dolphin football team finish third in the state in interceptions (and seven himself), signed­paperwork Thursday to play for Benedictine College, an NAIA school in­Atchison, Kansas. More...

Home & Garden

Elegance and comfort in Gulf Breeze Proper

This brand new Craftsman style home designed and built by Flynn Built will catch the eye of any discerning buyer looking for a home with personality and appeal.  With five bedrooms, three baths and an open living area, this home at 420 Cumberlan More...

Spring is an explosion of new life

Spring, as a word, is a very active concept: A release of coiled energy resulting in a change in place. The growth occurring now, in time lapse, would make it appear the plants are jumping up. The cooler crops are literally bolting. More...

Cobbler is a delicious dessert

MAMA’S PEACH COBBLER More...