School Board, Moulton working on land swap

Just as a land swap deal involving public and private entities paved the way for the new Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze last year, another possible deal between a public and private agency could make further changes to the brand new intersection. Santa Rosa School District land directly across from the old Serendipity ice cream shop at Daniel Drive ext. […]

Driver license building razed

Gulf Breeze residents hoping to acquire or renew their Florida driver’s license will have to continue to make that 40-minute drive to Milton to take care of business as the office building that once housed the local license office in Gulf Breze proper was demolished last week. The building, located between Harbortown and Cancun’s just before the Pensacola Beach interchange, […]

A Boy Scout is always patriotic

Ryan Henderson and members of Gulf Breeze Boy Scout Troop 484 placed flags on all the graves at Barrancas Nations Cemetery over the weekend for Memorial Day.

County extends repair deadline for ramps, piers

Area boat ramps, piers and sea walls damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ivan are well on their way to being placed back in service eight months after Ivan’s destruction, and the Santa Rosa County Commissioners recently granted a 30-day extension for repairs to area piers and launches. Though repairs and replacement of previously existing piers and boat ramps have gone […]

Hurricane season ’05 brings sales tax break

Florida legislators are treating the start of the 2005 hurricane season as a “holiday,” so to speak, by providing a sales tax break on the purchase of many products related to hurricane preparedness. For the first 12 days of the new season, June 1 June 12, a sales tax break will be given on various items including any portable selfpowered […]

Local Science Olympians finish in nation’s top 10

The Gulf Breeze Middle and Gulf Breeze High teams had a rocking good time at the National Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois ChampaignUrbana campus, as each team celebrated four top-ten finishes. GBMS also achieved its best score ever at nationals. Then it was time for a different kind of rocking for GBMS coach Caroline Parker, who is retiring […]

City, churches team up for pre-disaster planning

Last Wednesday, the members of the Greater Gulf Breeze Interfaith Council, representing most of the local churches, were invited to a luncheon at City Hall to discuss pre-disaster planning. Hosting the event were Mayor Pro Tem Clay Ford and City Manager Edwin “Buz” Eddy. “If we get everybody to start thinking ahead of time, as to the community resources we […]

Harriman taking helm at hospital

R o b e r t “ B o b ” H a r r i m a n , Ph.D., will assume the role of leader at Gulf B r e e z e Hospital on July 1 when he becomes administrator of Gulf Breeze Hospital. Harriman is currently vice president of quality improvement, patient safety and clinical services […]

Gulf Island National Seashore offers Junior Lifeguard Program

Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Jerry Eubanks announced today that the park is recruiting young men and women, ages 11-15, to be a part of the Johnson Beach Junior Lifeguard Program. The program is similar to the “Junior Ranger Program”, but with an emphasis on physical fitness, water safety and rescue, and marine resources conservation. The participants will receive CPR […]

Project HOPE helps people network, plan for future emergencies

Project HOPE (Helping Our People in Emergencies) became a reality in our area on October 16, during the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan. There are several Project HOPE teams throughout Florida, supported by the State Department of Mental Health that receives FEMA money to fund the program. The local team is made up of nine local people, contracted to work for […]