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Navarre Beach ad wins statewide award

VISIT FLORIDA announced the recipients of the 2021 Florida Tourism Hall of Fame and Flagler Awards. Each year, leaders in Florida tourism are chosen by selection committees to receive these prestigious awards. The Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office was presented with a silver award in print advertising for the Open Air Fun Campaign – VISIT FLORIDA Vacation Guide. The […]

Pedro’s Restaurant site plan approved

Expect to see construction resume on the Pedro’s Mexican Restaurant at the intersection of Highway 98 and Oriole Beach Road. Although work stopped in April, there is a plan underway to correct some of the building code mistakes. Santa Rosa County’s Development Services Department confirmed to Gulf Breeze News that an amended site plan was approved in July. The hold-up […]

Gulf Breeze Will Do

Lori Wendolek, Nancy Ungarino of Edward Jones, Shelby Smith and Doris Mink show the magnet that identifies them as members of Gulf Breeze Will Do, the woman’s philanthropic organization that pools its membership money to award grants of $1,000 to $10,000 to deserving efforts in the 32561 and 32563 zip codes. The women attended a social gathering at the Edward […]

A Hero Hook-up

In August, the AHero organization sponsored its 10th annual fishing trip for approximately 57 veterans, some of whom served in Afghanistan. Seventy-five volunteers helped with the event. To read a complete story, pick up an edition or subscribe online to the Gulf Breeze News.

Blackwater Heritage State Trail improving

Improvements to the Blackwater Heritage State Trail are underway. The project includes the installation of a waterless restroom, water bottle filling station, two water fountains and 16 benches, as well as the stabilization of areas in critical need along the 8.1-mile trail. The new restroom, located near the Equestrian Trail Entrance at Munson Hwy., was installed in June. The remaining […]

September Gallery Night will be virtual again

Show to feature Faithe and Faux/ Fox, plus live art auction

Due to continued elevated levels of COVID-19 and Delta Variant cases in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Gallery Night Pensacola will not be holding its September 17 event in person in Downtown Pensacola. Gallery Night Pensacola is planning a virtual event with Pensacola Artists Live, presented by Publix. “We hope art fans will join us once more for a Virtual […]

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show moves to Pensacola Beach Nov. 5-6

Due to COVID-19 restrictions onboard Naval Air Station Pensacola and other naval installations across the Southeast, the 2021 Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show will be moved to Pensacola Beach. The show dates will remain Friday and Saturday, Nov. 5 and 6. This year’s air show will be the 75th anniversary of the formation of the U.S Navy Flight Demonstration Team, […]

SRIA plans Beach-O-Ween Oct. 22 at Boardwalk

A fun event is being planned for kids of all ages. It’s Beach-O-Ween and it will take place Friday, Oct. 22 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Booths must be set up by 3 p.m. for contest judging. Participants should bring their one 10- foot tent if desired, a game to play and lots of candy and […]

Library closed Monday

September Events @ Gulf Breeze Library

Holiday Closures All Santa Rosa County Libraries will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Library Card Sign-up Month – All Libraries Sign up for a library card or participate in the Baby Yoda scavenger hunt to be entered to win Star Wars-themed prizes (while supplies last). Speak with a staff member for details. Friends of the […]

Animal Services is ‘clearing the shelter’

Santa Rosa County Animal Services is participating in the Clear the Shelters campaign through Sept. 19 by waiving all adoption fees. Adopters will also receive a goody bag with coupons and tips for a successful cat or dog adoption. “This is another great opportunity to help the pets in our shelter find homes,” said Dora Thomason, shelter director. “We are […]


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