Coastal Podiatry

2019-12-12 E-Edition

‘Ungrinch’ pays off utility bills

Mike Esmond encourages others to help those in need this season

It was about 35 years ago when the thermometer in Pensacola bottomed out around 6 degrees. That particular winter memory loomed as fresh as though it were yesterday in Gulf Breeze businessman Mike Esmond’s mind recently. It happened when he opened his utility bill and saw a due date of Dec. 26. “I wondered how many people would have their […]

Holiday parades delight young and old

3 killed in attack on NAS Pensacola


On Friday morning, many were surprised by a continuous stream of emergency response vehicles blaring their sirens. Then the word came: Active shooter at NAS Pensacola. As trite as it sounds, it was unthinkable that something like this could happen here in Pensacola, at the flight school, no less. News was released that the suspect was a Saudi national in […]

County debates school board impact fees at Monday’s meeting

Cole’s ‘Willy nilly’ comment provokes school superintendent

Today (Dec. 12), county commissioners will again bring up the Santa Rosa County School District’s request to implement impact fees for school construction during their regular discussion agenda. By Florida law, the county has to approve the request to have the county officials collect the impact fees and pass them on to the school district. The superintendent of schools and […]

GBHS debates at UM

The Gulf Breeze High School speech and debate team competed for the first time ever at the University of Mississippi Tournament during the first weekend of Thanksgiving break. They sent a delegation of six students, all of whom “broke” at least once, which is the speech and debate term for advancing past preliminary rounds. In addition, three students — Bailey […]

Citizen of the Year

Cherry Fitch is hugged by well-wishers including Rotary Club President John Adams at the Gulf Breeze Rotary holiday dinner. Fitch was named Citizen of the Year. In a dedication, Kerry Ann Schultz commended Fitch on her service to the community as an educator, a business leader, a city council member and, currently, as mayor of the City of Gulf Breeze.

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, December 12 Santa Rosa County Blackwater Soil and Water Conservation District 7:30 a.m., 3927 Hwy. 4, Suite 102, Jay City of Gulf Breeze Capital Trust Agency 8 a.m., 315 Fairpoint Dr., Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County School Board 9 a.m., 1070 Shoreline Dr., Gulf Breeze Santa Rosa County Commission regular meeting 9 a.m., 6495 Caroline St., Milton Santa Rosa […]