Beach Trolleys

Colorful trams help you get where you want to go

During major events like the July 10-12 Blue Angels Weekend and other peak tourism periods like the Fourth of July, vehicular traffic on Pensacola Beach can grind to a virtual standstill. Public parking lots cannot accommodate all the vehicles, forcing residents, vacationers and visitors alike to seek alternative means to get around the popular barrier island. Fortunately, there is one […]

How do you deal with frustration?



Watching the delayed match of the U.S. Open, frustration was often evident in many of the players. I suspect the very fact of having to delay play caused some frustration. Obviously, when a ball was hit and it landed in the tall grass, or was embedded in the sand trip, of veered into the crowds of people, frustration was visible […]

This week on Pensacola Beach



Friday Fun Night Under the Stars, 8 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. The Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association will host a night under the stars. ¦ The Sounds of Summer, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk Band Shell. Regular Joe will perform modern rock covers. Saturday The Sounds of Summer, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Portofino Boardwalk Shell. […]

Walking the wall



With the Gulf of Mexico in the background, a visitor walks along the barrier wall of Fort Pickens on Sunday. The park offered free admission over the weekend and plans to waive fees again on two other weekends this summer, July 18- 19, and August 15- 16. Entrance fees are currently collected at two of the park’s units: Fort Pickens […]

DVD released on anniversary

Couch Theater

PICKS OF THE WEEK “Do The Right Thing” — Spike Lee’s powerful and amazing film about race relations and prejudice turns 20 this year. (Wow, has it really been 20 years?) The film takes place on the hottest day of summer on a small neighborhood street in Brooklyn. Through a series of small and seemingly minor events, tensions between the […]

Club Scene



Thursday 6/25 Bimini Beach Bar Live Entertainment. Paddy O’ Leary’s Texas Hold’em 444 Fun, 7 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Tim Spencer, 8 p.m. Friday 6/26 Seville Quarter Freedom Rock Weekend, all day event. Paradise Bar & Grill Adam Holt, 6 p.m. Sandshaker Lounge Kee Creek, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Bamboo Willie’s Mo Jiles, 9 p.m. Paddy O’ Leary’s Best of […]

UFO trolley tours to begin in Gulf Breeze

THINGS TO DO

Thursday, June 25 Evenings features Dueling Pianos One of Evenings in Olde Seville Square’s most venerable and popular mainstays, the famous Rosie O’Grady’s Dueling Pianos, once again travel a couple of blocks down Government Street from Seville Quarter on June 25 to deliver the rousing hits everyone has come to recognize. While the duo has mastered not only their instruments […]

Former caregiver arrested for abusing disabled victim



A Gulf Breeze woman, Latoera O’Neal, 34, was arrested last week on charges that she abused a disabled resident of the Horizons of Okaloosa facility in Fort Walton Beach. O’Neal is a former caregiver who worked at the group home for disabled people. She is charged with one count of abuse of a disabled person, a third-degree felony. If convicted, […]

2 die in Garcon Bridge crash

Accident victims were from Alabama, Texas

A horrific head-on crash Saturday on the Garcon Point Bridge claimed the lives of two people. Steven R. Franks, 55, of Eufala, Ala., was driving a 2006 Pontiac southbound on the bridge at approximately 10:45 a.m. when the car crossed the centerline and slammed head-on into a 2001 Mitsubishi SUV driven northbound by Daulton A. Davis, 71, of Freeport Texas. […]

Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Emergency Report

Information provided by Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department.

Weekly Activity Report For the week of June 13 through June 19, the Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department was called for 20 emergencies. These incidents included 13 medical calls, 2 hazardous conditions, 1 activated fire alarm and 4 dispatched and canceled en route. For the week June 6 through June 12, GBVFD was called for 17 emergencies. These incidents included […]