City of Gulf Breeze extends mask order due to rise in COVID-19 cases

CITY OF GULF BREEZE COVID-19 PHASE III UPDATE The City has been operating under Phase III of its Phased Re-Opening Plan since September 30, 2020. As of yesterday, there were seven (7) active COVID-19 cases inside the city limits of Gulf Breeze. The City is closely monitoring the status of COVID-19 and will continue to evaluate public health guidelines to […]

‘Mama Mask’ shows care for others by sewing COVID-19 masks

Julie Ann Fisher was working on a batch of 140 when we spoke a few days ago. Once that lot is finished, she’ll give her “Mama Masks” away. “Mama Mask” is the name her daughters have given the popular 100 percent cotton, double-layer mask she started making for her family. “My daughters wear them to work and people say they […]

Lights out, stash the trash. It’s sea turtle nesting season!

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding beachgoers they can help protect nesting sea turtles by practicing some simple tips. Each year, thousands of sea turtles nest on Florida’s beaches. Because our state is so important to these special animals, beachgoers can help keep our beaches clean and dark so sea turtles nest successfully. Everyone benefits from […]

Get some gumbo

Ronnie Howze, parks foreman for the City of Gulf Breeze, was busy Monday putting up signs to promote the annual Gulf Breeze Rotary Gumbo Scholarship Fundraiser. In addition to a pre-order drive-through sale of seafood gumbo, there will be a Kool Karts Golf Cart Raffle and a Big Green Egg Raffle, plus an online silent auction. For more information, go […]

Every child a swimmer

Florida leads the US in unintentional drowning deaths for children 0-4

On Monday, March 22, Florida Tax- Watch President and CEO Dominic M. Calabro, joined by Dr. Bill Kent, chairman of the board for the International Swimming Hall of Fame, announced the release of the taxpayer research institute’s newest report, “Every Child a Swimmer. “The briefing outlines the need for swimming lessons and other drowning prevention measures for Florida’s children and […]

Dispose of hazardous household waste on Saturday

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Amnesty Day will be held Saturday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Santa Rosa County South Service Center, 5841 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. This event offers residents the opportunity to dispose of HHW at no charge without having to drive to the Central Landfill in Milton. Residents will be required to […]

Skanska bridge delay eliminates a lot of bridge reopening guesses

Repairs to the Gen. James Bridge are taking longer than most thought it would take back when Hurricane Sally slammed barges into the structure on September 10. Although the opportunity to guess the bridge reopening date is closed, Gulf Breeze News is still collecting prizes to award the person who comes closest to guessing the date the bridge reopens to […]

Bike skill practice

Harry Martin, 5-year-old son of Jared and Courtney Martin of Gulf Breeze, took advantage of the beautiful spring weather recently to work on his special bike riding skills at the skate boarding park located at Sunset Kids’ Park in Gulf Breeze. Harry, who says he has been riding since he was 3, favors a Freestyle Bike named Royal Baby for […]

Free dental care bus rolls into Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze Storypoint First Baptist Church on Fairpoint Road hosted the Dental Bus last week offering some free dental services across the state. The bus is sponsored by the Florida Baptist Convention and Baptist churches all through Florida can request a scheduled visit to serve their communities. Last week while in Gulf Breeze the bus served 59 people over five […]

Elks donate to Bethany Christian Services

The Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge recently donated $3,000 to Bethany Christian Services of the Gulf Coast. Bethany is a non-profit organization offering free, life-affirming counseling to women facing unplanned pregnancies, as well as support services to families that desire to grow their family through adoption. Bethany, located in Gulf Breeze, also provides support for victims of human trafficking. Announcing the […]

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