Navarre Garden Club hosts discussion on edible trees

The first meeting of the new Fiscal year for the Navarre Garden Club will be held September 9. This year the club will be meeting at the Elks Lodge, off Hwy 98 behind the Shrimp Basket.  Meetings will begin with a social period from 8:45- 9:15. The official meeting is called to order at 9:15. The program is first on […]

‘A Ghost Story’ is crazy and beguiling

By Tom Nolan “A Ghost Story” is the latest film by director David Lowery, who previously gave us the terribly awkwardly titled, “Ain’t Them Bodies Saints” and the fun and delightful, “Pete’s Dragon” remake a couple years back. It is a little difficult, based on these three films, to know exactly what  Lowery’s signature style, his defining directorial quality, is. […]

Purchase of GB Chamber site hits a snag

The buyers of the Gulf Breeze property where the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce sits have asked the Santa Rosa County School Board for another 30-day extension in finalizing the agreement. The district approved the request, with the school district’s attorney explaining at last Thursday night’s school board meeting that the unexpected easements discovered have caused a delay. “The property, […]

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Josh McGrew, principal of Oriole Beach Elementary School, knows his school is full of junior achievers. Now, he’s got the plaque and the $12,500 check to prove it. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Ildi Hosman, president of Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida, and John Kranak, market president for SunTrust Bank, hosted a media event where Kranak presented the check and plaque […]

City may hike non-resident water rates

The board of directors of South Santa Rosa Utility System met Monday, Aug. 14, in a bi-monthly session, with the major focus falling on ways to most efficiently handle the utility’s budget. Tom Naile, a Gulf Breeze City Council member and chairman of the SSRUS board, said he felt good about the fact that the board works to find a […]

School district ‘a long way’ from TP purchase

Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick updated the Santa Rosa County School Board last Thursday on progress being made in the investigation into possible purchase of property from the Tiger Point Golf Course. “We have not yet reached any negotiation stage in our investigations, Wyrosdick said. “We have continued our due diligence, just to see if it is worth purchasing for a new […]

Kids Snorkeling Reef opens

Paolo Ghio, executive director of Santa Rosa Island Authority, set up ladders needed for afixing signs to the recently completed and newly opened Children’s Snorkling Reef at Quiet Beach Wednesday, Aug. 16. The small area in shallow water bounded by the four upright poles provides an excellent spot for children to begin trying out their snorkeling skills and to learn […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday 24 Commissioner Regular 9 a.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St., Milton Commission Special – Rezoning 6 p.m., Santa Rosa County Administrative Center Board Room, 6495 Caroline St., Milton Friday 25 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club Breakfast 6:45 a.m., Gulf Breeze Hospital cafeteria Wednesday 30 Gulf Breeze Toastmasters Noon -1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Gulf […]


August 24

1 Year ago this week – 2016 Aug. 18, at approximately 1:45 p.m., deputies with the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the Navarre Walmart in Hwy 98 in reference to a bomb threat. Customers and employees were immediately evacuated for their safety. 5 Years ago this week – 2012 A Gulf Breeze man who pled guilty in […]