2019-08-08 E-Edition

Mama bear evades FWC trap




Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission removed the trap set for a mother bear who apparently invaded a fenced yard on Vestavia Way in the Villa Venyce area and killed a barking dachshund July 28. The bear is believed to have been accompanied by cubs, and it is assumed she acted out of concern for them. The death of the […]

500 new students expected




There is a projected increase of “nearly” 500 new students entering Santa Rosa County schools, district wide, according to Assistant Superintendent Bill Emerson. “Now we just have to wait and see how many really show up, if there are more or a few less,” Emerson told Gulf Breeze News this week. The district’s 38 schools are busy getting ready for […]

City residents may see rate hikes




If you live in Gulf Breeze, you’re going to need to pay a little bit more for the privilege in 2020. Here’s why. When economic times are good, the City’s reliance on General Fund reserves and income from investments flowing to the municipality courtesy of Gulf Breeze Financial Services and Capital Trust Agency is not a source of financial concern. […]

Benson artifacts up for auction




Barbara Udit, president of Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society, reminds the community that the online Benson House Auction Close starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 (dynamic close), with a preview set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. that day. Removal will be in effect from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The home of the late Mark X. and E. Louise […]

Gulf Breeze introduces new asst. city manager




Gulf Breeze City Manager Samantha Abell is introducing the City’s newest team member, Assistant City Manager Colby Goss. Goss comes to this area from Harlan County, Ky., where he was the assistant county administrator. His wife, Leslie, will be in place as a teacher in a first-grade classroom at Gulf Breeze Elementary School when the 2019-20 educational year begins in […]

When will bridge open?

The Florida Department of Transportation is no longer announcing the date that the first of two replacement bridge spans will open, after prematurely predicting it would open July 23 and, then, suggesting an Aug. 4 date. The announcements said the southbound traffic from Pensacola to Gulf Breeze would open on those dates and that northbound traffic would begin traversing the […]

School buses doing dry runs this week




If you see a school bus stop in front of your house this week, it is not because you missed the first week of school. School bus drivers are doing dry runs to make sure they know where they are going and how long it will take to complete their routes next week when school begins again. Transportation manager for […]

Gulf Breeze Methodist hosts Blessing of the Backpacks

Every year, the day before school starts comes with its share of nerves and excitement, along with a flurry of activity in preparation for the first day of school. And this Sunday, August 11, will be no different as students begin their preparations with the annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church. From preschoolers to single […]

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, August 8 Santa Rosa County Commission Regular 9 a.m., 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Zoning Board Meeting 6 p.m., 1370 Tiger Park Lane, Gulf Breeze Friday, August 9 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7 a.m., 1110 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze Monday, August 12 City of Gulf Breeze SSRUS Board 5:30 p.m., 1070 Shoreline Drive, Gulf […]