Midway, Tiger Point struggle for community identity

Zip Code area of 32563 may begin push to become new municipality

If the Tiger Point/Midway area is to become a municipality or a part of another, then it appears it is on its own. Turned down by Santa Rosa County for funding for study and passed over by theCity of Gulf Breeze for annexation, Harry Buckles of the United Peninsula Homeowners Association (UPHA) said that the 32563 ZIP code is struggling […]

Andrews Institute breaks ground in GB

City officials and Gulf Breeze Hospital and Andrews Institute representatives planted shovels the dirt and officially broke ground on the 70,000 square-foot Andrews Institute orthopedic surgery facility that will house physician offices, an ambulatory surgery center and diagnostic imaging services. The institute, which will be located next to Gulf Breeze Hospital, will also include an outpatient rehabilitation and athletic performance […]

Grant helps city clear Zamarra Canal of debris

 Gulf Breeze City Council prepares for budget meetings, approves Escarosa labor workforce renewal

The Gulf Breeze City Council voted on Monday to award a bid for the cleanup of the Zamarra (Regina) Canal west of Deer Point. The clean-up, of which 75 percent will be paid for through a Natural Resources Conservation Service grant, will include the removal of debris from the canal banks, sides, outlets and bottom. Thirty feet from the banks […]

The power of prayer

St. Ann priest Father Sean Knox helps leads a prayer session at the National Day of Prayer Service held on the lawn in front of Gulf Breeze City Hall Thursday, May 5.

Permit faux pas teaches lesson

There are lessons to be learned beneath the roof of Cancun’s Mexican Grill in Gulf Breeze. Well, beneath the partial roof that must come down, at least. After beginning construction on covering the outside sitting/dining area on the restaurant’s property, Cancun’s manager July Jablonski reported last week that city representatives approached him and asked that he halt construction on the […]

Disaster recovery center in Pensacola closes doors

As a result of decreased volume and people’s continued recovery and focus on the upcoming hurricane season, the last three disaster recovery centers (DRCs) in the state closed at the end of the day last Friday, May 13. “It’s a great sign of progress, that Floridians are moving ahead with their lives,” said Bill Carwile, federal coordinating officer for the […]

Breezers bike to work, play

Thanks to the League of American Bicyclists, Americans have been commemorating May as National Bike Month for the past 47 years. Timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather, the month-long celebration provides countless opportunities to promote bike rides, safety inspections, ribbon-cuttings, “share the road” promotions, eco-tourism, and other varied celebrations of this alternative form of transportation. Locally, approximately […]

Gulf Breeze family provides place of hope for greiving parents

Where there is hope, there is healing. No one knows that better than Dennis and Alison Lazear, parents of Lindsey, born stillborn 19 years ago. Having the hope that one day, they will be reunited with their daughter has given the Lazears the courage and strength to go on with their lives. It also gave them the desire to help […]

Williams participates in elite training exercise


Army National Guard Sgt. Lars K. Williams is a member of the 48th Brigade Combat Team (BCT) who recently participated in one of the most realistic scenarios offered by the U.S. Army at the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, Calif. The Georgia National Guard soldier is a member of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Infantry Brigade based in Macon. The […]

Local students participate in piano recital

Piano students from the Studio of Catherine Crawley participated in District One Student Day held Saturday, April 30th at Pensacola Junior College. Piano students were judged on performance of repertoire, technical skills, aural and theory tests. Participating students from the Studio of Catherine Crawley were Chelsea Ballenberger, Maggie and Gant Player. Students were recognized for their accomplishments by being awarded […]