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St. Francis parishioners give Fr. Tim a warm sendoff

July 18 was The Rev. Tim Backus’ last Sunday at St. ­Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church in Gulf Breeze. Fr. Tim has accepted a new position to serve as vicar of St. Brigit’s Episcopal Church in Frederick, Colo., beginning Aug. 1. Father Tim Backus ­graduated from Virginia ­Theological ­Seminary in 2009. Backus began his ordained ­career as the associate at […]

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. artists ‘show and tell’ at July meeting

Gulf Breeze Arts met on Tuesday, July 6, at the Community Center. The theme of this night gathering was “Let’s Art,” plus “Show and Tell.” The artists brought their latest accomplishments, plus art they wanted to work on. The objective was to share ideas and supplies, if needed, plus critique each other’s work. There was a great turnout for this […]

PBWC members to go ‘out to the ballgame’ at July luncheon

The next Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club meeting is planned for July 15 at Beach Church. President Dede Dase Hill says, “As the first meeting of this new year starts, I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to be president of the honorable PBWC. As Shelley Johnson said at the installation, I have big shoes to fill. My commitment to […]

Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club sets course for 2021

The last meeting of the Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club was held on June 17 at Flounder’s on Pensacola Beach. The agenda for the gathering was the annual inauguration of the board of directors. The hostesses were both the outgoing and incoming PBWC officers, and “host” they did. Each individual table was set up with an iced bottle of champagne, and […]

Santa Rosa Woman’s Club racks up statewide honors

Santa Rosa Woman’s Club President Lynda Hyland, Vice President Linda Bozorgnia and new member Melissa Simmons, the Santa Rosa Woman’s Club representatives to the Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs state convention in Orlando, brought home some top honors for the Gulf Breeze-based nonprofit. The club won a $1,000 One Child, One Voice grant to purchase a freezer for Children in […]

Community Garden finds new digs




People have been planting spiritual seeds at Gulf Breeze First Baptist Church for many years, but now, thanks to the congregation’s generosity in sharing space and a water source, people with a love for gardening will be putting their own favorite seeds in the ground and distributing part of their harvest, as well. Gulf Breeze Community Garden had a home […]

Driftwood Garden Club has a tea party at GBUMC

Driftwood Garden Club met for the first time since the COVID scare and they met at a very special place, the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church (GBUMC). This meeting venue became a reality through some special circumstances. DGC member Kricket Rich was touring the church’s ­facilities and when she ­visited the ­garden she ­exclaimed, “My garden club ­members just have […]

Gulf Breeze Arts, Inc. members learn a new technique

The GBAI met June 1. First on the agenda was the recognition of Ralph Thomas’ birthday. President Scottt Stahler presented Thomas with a birthday pie and all sang “Happy Birthday!” Next came the introduction of two new members, Susan Knowlton and Janice Duke. Everyone was eager to hear the results of the art show entitled Art in the Breeze @ […]

PBWC line dances at May meeting

Pensacola Beach Women’s Club met for the last time this season on Thursday, May 20 at Pensacola Beach Community Church. President Brenda Purdy welcomed 51 people including 12 guests and PBWC past presidents (Andra Morgan, Mary Claus, Chrissy Cook, Rhonda Dorfman, Jane McGrath, and Shelby Smith). The hostesses were Lois Hausman, Brenda Romine, Barbara Altemeyer, Shelby Smith, Frankie Roy, Mary […]

Gulf Coast Friends donates to Interfaith Ministries

Gulf Coast Friends held the final luncheon meeting of the season on Thursday, May 13 at the Elks Club on Pensacola Beach. Firehouse Subs catered the luncheon with delicious sandwiches, salads and cookies. Sharon Combee presented checks to Ken Hair and Arika Wilkson with Children in Crisis, Shirley Cornett with Interfaith Ministries and Monica Turner with Take Stock in Children. […]


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