Fuel prices continue their gradual ascent toward $3 a gallon


Average retail gasoline prices in the Pensacola area rose 2.1 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.91 a gallon Monday. This compared with the national average that increased 1.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.96 a gallon, according to gasoline price Web site PensacolaGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Pensacola […]

Smart financial moves can help brighten holiday season

If you’re like many people, you’re watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that’s a good thing, because even in the best of times, it’s never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward […]

Facts prove locals’ fears

New TaxWatch report shows Northwest Florida hardest hit in state by oil spill economic woes

According to data from the Florida Department of Revenue, Florida TaxWatch compared taxable sales in all Florida counties for each month to the same month in the previous year. As Florida slowly tried to climb out of the recession, Northwest Florida retail sales began rebounding more quickly than the rest of the state. When sales across Florida began to improve […]

Calendar of Events

Thursday, Dec. 16 Gulf Breeze Chamber Business After Hours 5-7 p.m., The Villas, 101 McAbee Court, Gulf Breeze Gulf Breeze Architectural Review Board 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Monday, Dec. 20 Santa Rosa County Commission Committee – cancelled Gulf Breeze City Council 6:30 p.m., Council Chamber, City Hall, 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze Wednesday, […]

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Kattners visit Vegas, land spot on ‘Price Is Right’ bidding panel

Max and Patty Kattner of Gulf Breeze recently celebrated their 33rd anniversary in Las Vegas along with Steve and Olga Kattner, who went along to make the celebration more of a party. While there, Patty was called to “Come On Down!” to be a contestant on the Price is Right. She bidded on several items but didn’t make it on […]

Countdown to 50: Gulf Breeze historical tidbits

When did GB get its first library?

In 1962, a private library owned and operated by the members of Saint Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church and housed in the Soderlind Cottage owned by Mark and Eloise Benson at U.S. Highway 98 and Pfeiffer Street, opened to the public. The next library was the Bookmobile from Pensacola. In mid-1962, the flashy, popart sailfish Pensacola Beach sign pointing the […]

Blanket drive under way to help needy

Gulf Breeze News in the Harbourtown business complex and CVS pharmacies in Gulf Breeze, Tiger Point and Navarre are drop-off locations for a blanket drive for the homeless. The public is asked to donate new or gently used blankets by Wednesday, Dec. 22. Volunteers plan to distribute the blankets to shelters and other assistance organizations before Christmas. To learn more, […]

‘Voices of Mobile’ to perform

The ‘Voices of Mobile’ will present a Christmas Concert at the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church on Saturday, Dec. 18. This is an unforgettable opportunity to hear this group of young people from Mobile that has performed in churches, schools, Carnegie Hall and the White House. The evening will include banquet seating and dinner beginning at 6 […]

Gulf Power offers cold-weather tips

Temperatures dipped to their lowest readings of the season Sunday and Monday nights, and Gulf Power stands ready should more bitter-cold temperatures descend on the area in the coming days and weeks. “We’re ready for this weather – just as we prepare for operations 24 hours a day,” said Jeff Rogers, Gulf Power spokesman. “We make sure that all available […]