2022-11-23 E-Edition

Drinking water supply is at risk

Officials meet to protect well fields from contamination



The drinking water in Santa Rosa County is extremely vulnerable to contamination, according to several experts and studies reported at last week’s Wellfield Protection Workshop open to the public in Milton. Commission Chair Bob Cole said as his last official meeting he wanted to bring the issue to light with background history as well as what concerns and science says […]

Turkey feathers

Students express gratitude

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, students at Gulf Breeze Elementary were encouraged to list their gratitude on a turkey feather which was assembled into a large turkey. The sentiments vary but the students shared their assets: “My school. My house. My family. My dog,” one feather said. “Veterans,” “family,” “friends,” “my cat,” “my turtle,” some wrote. “Christmas and peanut […]

Ranchettes to get $1.9 million award




After years of flooding issues, Ranchettes subdivision in Gulf Breeze will get funding for repairs. FEMA approved giving Santa Rosa County a grant for drainage repairs for just over $1.9 million. The county will need to put in some money too, but much less than originally expected. The grant will also cover work to be done in North Ridge subdivision […]

Group donates bench in honor of Penny Emling




Chuck Emling, along with his 98-year-old father in law and grandson, came to the Gulf Breeze City Council meeting to announce the donation of a bench to honor his late wife. Parks and Recreation Director Jim Ponek called it a wonderful project. “The bench is going to go where the tennis court and skate park is, it’s a beautiful area.” […]

Builder’s Club members volunteer for Project War Horse

Gulf Breeze Middle School Builder’s Club is a community service club. Members recently went to Milton on a Saturday for a few hours and helped them with a riding arena they are building. Then they got to groom the horses. The War Horse Project of the Gulf Coast is a local nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that provides equine assisted therapy to […]

WBMS Madrigals plan concert

The Woodlawn Beach Middle School Madrigal Dinner, a feast of merriment, entertainment and jollity, will be Dec. 9 and 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Beach Middle School’s Cafeteria. Tickets are available at www.gofan.co/ – $20 for adults, $10 for children 10 and under. Paul Miller is WBMS choral director.

Gulf Breeze Middle School Band plans concert

On Thursday, Dec. 1, Gulf Breeze Middle School Bands will perform their holiday concert at St. Ann Catholic Church. Performances will be at 6 p.m. for beginning band, 6:40 for Varsity Band and 7:20 for Symphonic Band. Gulf Breeze Middle School Band Director is Christy Stump.

Gift wrapping available Dec. 3 and 17

The Gulf Breeze Builder’s Club, will be wrapping gifts from 9 to 12 on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 17 in Building 5 of Gulf Breeze Middle School where members of the Builder’s Club will wrap presents for donations. Enter Building 5 from the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot. All donations will be sent to local charities.

Butlers host friends

The holidays are beginning and friends and neighbors started early at the Soundview Trail home of Dr. Peter and Cathy Butler.