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Commission ready to tackle county’s issues




Santa Rosa County Commission held its swearing in ceremony for new county commissioners Tuesday, Nov. 17. Commissioners also selected their chairman and vice chair for the coming year. Dave Piech of Navarre was chosen as chairman and Bob Cole of East Milton as vice chairman. Piech and Cole were not up for re-election this year, but incumbent Sam Parker of […]

Parkinson’s patients punch out symptoms with boxing




There’s not much falling in the unique boxing classes going on at Falbo’s Family Karate at 3031 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. from noon to 1:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 10:30 a.m.-noon Fridays. That’s because a dozen or more people affected by Parkinson’s who utilize the classes — either at the gym or through interactive social media on Zoom — […]

City thanks heroes of Hurricane Sally




Proclamations and commendations were awarded to members of the police, fire and public services departments in recognition of their superior responses, exhibited during Hurricane Sally, as members of the City’s Local Incident Management Team. Gulf Breeze Police Chief Richard Hawthorne, Fire Chief Shane Carmichael and Public Services Director Jason Randell detailed the services provided by the employees, and Gulf Breeze […]

Ueberschaer elected school board chair




Wei Ueberschaer of Gulf Breeze was elected Santa Rosa County School Board Chair Tuesday, Nov. 17 by her fellow school board members. Ueberschaer finished her first term on the school board and now beginning her second. Linda Sanborn of Milton was elected vice chair. The reorganization meeting was held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, four hours after the swearing in ceremonies […]

GBPD wins 3rd straight Excelsior award

A spokesman for the City of Gulf Breeze says it is proud to announce that the Gulf Breeze Police Department has received its third consecutive Excelsior rating. The reaccreditation process occurs every three years, most recently concluding in August. There are approximately 400 law enforcement agencies statewide, and GBPD is one of only 57 to earn the Excelsior status. Chief […]

Santa Rosa County having a Christmas card contest

’Tis the season for thirdthrough fifth-graders to get creative with the Santa Rosa County’s Christmas card contest. The theme for design is “Christmas in My Community.” Young Santa Rosa County artists may submit a hand-drawn work of art they create for a chance to win a $100 cash prize and a party for their class with doughnuts from Milton Bakery, […]

Holiday mobile food pantry coming to CLC

To help provide relief to local families, Community Life United Methodist Church will continue to serve as a mobile food pantry in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Acting in partnership with Feeding Florida, Community Life will hold a series of food distribution events this holiday season, via a contact-free drivethrough system. The mobile food pantry will be held in the […]

Operation Christmas Child collecting gifts

Operation Christmas Child, the two-decade-old effort to collect and deliver shoebox gifts filled with school supplies, hygiene items and fun toys to children around the world, is underway during the week of Nov. 16-23. A curbside drop-off option for the Samaritan’s Purse project is available so that COVID restrictions need not affect the project. First Baptist Church of Gulf Breeze […]

Girl Scouts create Learning Garden at GBES




The highest award in Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award, has been awarded to Gulf Breeze High School senior ­Madelyn Bailey, daughter of Glenn and Elaine Bailey. The Gold Award is a community service project designed, initiated, fund-raised and executed by a senior Girl Scout. It requires a minimum of 80 hours dedicated to completion. Madelyn’s project came in […]

Showing support

Mally Hartenstein helped create a Trump mural on Graffiti Bridge on Sunday, Oct. 25, to show her support for Donald Trump for reelection. According to Hartenstein, dozens of Trump supporters gathered at Graffiti Bridge to show their support for President Trump. The mural idea and design were the brainchild of Hartenstein, a Gulf Breeze Trump campaign volunteer.


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