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‘Poinciana Posse’ cleans up the neighborhood

Though some people in our culture designate only certain days like Giving Tuesday to donate or support a favorite charity or worthy cause, several Gulf Breeze neighbors find a more regular — and impactful — way to reach out and help others. “We were out in our own yards doing yard work, mowing and trimming, and would always visit with […]

Advisory board mulls future of Blueways plan

Here are the options Gulf Breeze City Council members have when it comes to the City’s Blueways Plan for Paddlers, which was unveiled by Council earlier this year: • Rescind it. • Continue it. • Change it. At the Tuesday night, Dec. 11, meeting of the Advisory Parks Board, City Manager Samantha Abell told board members and the citizens who […]

Butterfly house may move near the zoo

Panhandle Butterfly House representatives spent over an hour at last week’s county meeting explaining why they do not want to move the butterfly house up the highway to the Emerald Coast Wildlife Rescue Center that is being built on Hwy. 87. County staff made a recommendation at last month’s meeting to have the Butterfly House combine with the Wildlife Rescue […]

Food drive

Gulf Breeze Middle School students held a canned food drive contest to benefit South Santa Rosa Caring and Sharing food bank. Students donated nearly 2,000 cans of food to help needy families over the holidays. All first period classes competed for a Chick-fil-A breakfast. Office runners and library assistants Grayson Bernicken, Kiera DeCesare, Matthew Boone, Arianna Proulx and Caden Hart […]

74 years in love

This could be a story about an enduring marriage and a life of service. It could be that – because all the material is there – but newspaper space is a problem. So it will be simply the celebration of the 74-year commitment of Clyde Cassius “Cash” Barber and Eileen (Allen) Barber, who marked that milestone Sunday at the home […]

Basketball players donate to Hurricane Michael relief

Gulf Breeze Middle School basketball players and cheerleaders helped raise over $1,300 for the Salvation Army Hurricane Michael relief efforts in Panama City. Many of them remember the effect of Hurricane Ivan on Gulf Breeze, so they were ready and willing to help Panama City after Hurricane Michael. Gulf Breeze Middle School students and faculty donated 100 percent of the […]

Spirit spectacular dancers

Three of the members of the Gulf Breeze High School Dolphin Dancers were invited to perform at Disney World for the Varsity Spirit Spectacular Parade. Ashton Thayer, Megan Sydow and Summer Kamienski were selected as All-Americans at Varsity Dance Camp this summer and enjoyed the opportunity to perform with hundreds of other dancers from across the country to start the […]

VFW essay winners show patriotism

Congratulations go out to three Gulf Breeze Middle School students — Annie Driskell, Lauren Hitchcock and Amelia Atchison — for winning the VFW Patriot’s Pen Essay contest. These students wrote heartwarming and patriotic essays related to the theme, “Why I Honor the American Flag.” On Dec. 10, Joe Louder, Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407, presented prizes including […]

Calendar of Meetings

Friday, December 21 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Wednesday, December 26 Gulf Breeze Toastmasters Noon, 555 Fairpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze City of Gulf Breeze Board of Adjustments 6:30 p.m., 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf Breeze