Island News

Anglers, rejoice: NRDA phase 1 artificial reef construction complete

Escambia County Marine Resources Division completes Natural Resource Damage Assessment-funded Phase 1 Artificial Reefs Construction project

Workers deploy one of 125 prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules in the Gulf of Mexico’s Old Casino Reef site.One hundred and twenty-five prefabricated concrete artificial reef modules were deployed in 12 patch reef formations in the Old Casino Reef permitted artificial reef site in the Gulf of Mexico. The site is located approximately one nautical mile south of Casino Beach […]

Pub Crawl planned for St. Patrick’s Day

These young ladies are ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. The Pensacola Beach Chamber will sponsor a pub crawl.Go Irish on the Island at the annual St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl, Saturday, March 17, on Pensacola Beach. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual pub crawl, which features 11 participating beach bars, restaurants and hotels […]

Surfing while sick with the flu is not a good idea

Overexertion can cause dehydration

KylerLast week, Jace Mungai learned how a good day of catching waves on Pensacola Beach can lead to a bad day in Gulf Breeze Hospital’s emergency room. Jace is a weightlifter and surfer who was exposed to the flu by his roommate. He was being mindful of his sugar intake and had recently stopped using Gatorade for hydration – substituting […]

Basket winner

 Beverly Kinego of Gulf Breeze won a gift basket full of items to start a beautiful flower bed, as well as a round of golf and other goodies by registering during the January Gulf Breeze News Open House. Kinego moved to Gulf Breeze from Fairfax, Va. a year and a half ago to be near her daughter. She enjoys seeing […]

Santa Rosa County considers update to strategic plan for ’20-25




The last Strategic Plan for Santa Rosa County was put together in 2002 – called the Better Santa Rosa Plan 2002. County Commissioners held a strategic planning workshop Tuesday morning reviewing a new idea put together by county staff: SRC Strategic Plan 2025: A Way Forward “I Strive”. One of the main topics first discussed was having an official policy […]

Red Light Cameras are about safety, not money, Mayor says

Dannheisser advocates removing all profit motive for cities with red light cameras



At Monday night’s Gulf Breeze City Council meeting, the issue of traffic cameras arose. Council member Tom Naile said he had questions about the percentage of local drivers who are being ticketed for running the three stop lights in operation within the city. He added that he felt the signs noting the presence of the lights were hard to see […]

Gulf Breeze Optimist Family Fishing Rodeo set for May 19-20

 The Gulf Breeze Optimist Family Fishing Rodeo returns for its 43rd year on May 19-20, 2018. This year, the rodeo will include an exciting new kayak division. This year, over $6,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded. There is a $1,000 cash prize. Entry fee is $20 before May 12 and $25 thereafter. Kids age 9 and younger are […]

Project Graduation looks for support

Planning for Project Graduation is underway at Gulf Breeze High School, and this year, more than 400 seniors are graduating. The goal is to ensure the safety of the graduating seniors by providing them an all-night party, free of drugs and alcohol. GBHS is asking for any possible donations in order to make the night a success. They have one […]

It’s ‘Love Your Library’ Month

Love your Library Month is celebrated during February in libraries nationwide. This is a great time to recognize the important role libraries play in the cultural and economic success of local communities and the nation. Visit your local library to let us know what you love about your library. Preschool Storytime Storytime programs are presented for preschool children ages three […]

Kids and Kritters parade is Saturday

Children and pets get their own parade and let the good times roll in wagons, strollers, bikes and more at the Kids and Kritters Parade, Saturday, Feb. 3, at 2 p.m. at the Casino Beach parking lot across from Sidelines on Pensacola Beach. There is no charge to attend. The Kids and Kritters Parade is a Mardi Gras walking procession […]


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