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Developer has plans for Eckerd building




An orphaned piece of property, located at 713 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., at the intersection with Daniel Drive, has been “adopted.” Gulf Breeze City Council must now consider whether SL&D Gulf Breeze, LLC, the new “parent company” should be awarded any assistance in the form of tax increment financing from the Gulf Breeze Community Redevelopment Agency’s Community Redevelopment Trust Fund to […]

New owners plan upgrades at Tiger Point




Golfers at Tiger Point Golf Club are in for some exciting changes to the course, according to new coowner Mike Pullen. Happily, Pullen and his partner in Capstone Golf, Brian Jones, along with golf course architect Nathan Crace, ASGCA (American Society of Golf Course Architects) expect to accomplish the goal of “spreading around the coastal feel” that some holes already […]

High Fives

The Easter Bunny’s helper, Kathan Brannon, delivers high five greetings on Easter Sunday to a little girl attending the St. Paul United Methodist Church outdoor service. Temperatures were cool and the day was sunny, bringing smiles to many Northwest Florida residents.

Broxson tours bay bridge repair site




Following his tour of the damaged first span of Pensacola Bay Bridge last week, State Sen. Doug Broxson said he remains optimistic that the bridge will be open by Memorial Day weekend in May. The fact that on Monday, a new trophy piece was placed, without incident, on Pier 70 – the pier that was determined to have damage below […]

SR County looking at new revenue streams




Santa Rosa County commissioners are looking for ways to raise funds for infrastructure improvements without raising property taxes. They discussed in last week’s workshop several possibilities, with taxing water and gas utilities for the county-owned rights of way they now use – as the county already charges Gulf Power – as one option. They also are considering charging a communications […]

Hero who rescued airline passengers from the bay dies




People talk about God sending lifeboats to rescue them in moments of potential disaster in their lives. Glenn McDonald of Gulf Breeze was the pilot of a lifeboat for more than 50 people headed for disaster on the night of May 8, 1978 – the night National Flight 193 went down in Pensacola Bay. McDonald, the husband of Janet McDonald […]

Skanska sets new target, though residents are skeptical

May 31



Florida Department of Transportation continues to promote completion of repair work to Pensacola Bay Bridge for the end of May – more specifically, the week of Memorial Day. FDOT made the date, which had been bandied about as a possibility ever since additional damage to the bridge was discovered and made public in early March, “official” in a press release […]

15-year-old is Quentin Cooper 5K beneficiary




Tyler Hughes is 15. He is a freshman at Gulf Breeze High School and is the son of Brooke and Charles Good. He has something he wants to say: “It is amazing to live in a community that wants to help other people.” Tyler, a friendly and loving young man who likes to read and play video games, learned in […]

Commuters can catch new ECAT bus in Gulf Breeze




The City of Gulf Breeze continues to work to provide alternative transportation options for local commuters who need to access Pensacola. At the March 15 City Council meeting, some citizens raised concerns – in the wake of the closing of Pensacola Bay Bridge and the detour routing by way of Garcon Point Bridge — about the free travel offered onboard […]

Let there be (less) light

Neighbors say new hotel is too bright



At the March 15 Gulf Breeze City Council meeting, Council Member Todd Torgersen asked if the new Holiday Inn Express hotel was going to “make things right with the lights.” He said the area resembled an airport for neighbors of the hotel, thanks to the lighting that was installed. Gulf Breeze City Manager Samantha Abell said Holiday Inn was given […]


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