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Caring for others

Oriole Beach Elementary students and their families and Junior Optimist Club partnered with Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County to donate non-perishable food items to our community! Pictured above right is Chuck Howard, a 16-year member of the Caring and Sharing Board of Directors, with some of the boxes of donated items and left, the items as they […]

Bocce ball

Players compete in a game of bocce under the oaks at the Gulf Breeze Senior Center at St. Francis of Assisi in Gulf Breeze. Bocce is played with eight large balls and one smaller target or object ball called a pallina. Enjoying the activity were (from left) Vivianne Gomolka, Karilyn Butler and Miriam Seden. To read a complete story, pick […]

Optimists hand select Christmas trees from the source

Determined to preserve the tradition of Optimist Christmas trees in Gulf Breeze, Optimists Verne Rhodes and John Youberg rented a 26-foot truck and drove 700 miles to Boone, North Carolina, to find Christmas trees to sell at Dolphin Stadium.The annual sale, which was canceled last year due to COVID-19, is the club’s largest fundraiser. However, selling Christmas trees isn’t all […]

Elks Lodge donates to Gulf Breeze Weekend Food Program

The Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge No. 497 donated a $2,000 ENF (Elks National Foundation) Spotlight Grant to the Gulf Breeze Weekend Food Program for the benefit of children in local schools. The program provides weekend food for children in need at Gulf Breeze Elementary, Middle and High schools. Also included are Oriole Beach Elementary and Woodlawn Beach Middle School in […]

Welcome to Pensacola

Most visitors to Pensacola Beach come from Southeastern states but on Monday, a foursome dropped in, quite literally, from outer space. The Space X capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 9:30 p.m. after a successful trip to the International Space Station. Many saw the bright light as it made its descent. To read a complete story, […]

Navarre out-donates Gulf Breeze

Gulf Breeze and Navarre High Schools competed in the Caring and Sharing Beach Soup Bowl Challenge by donating nonperishable food items at the rivalry game on Nov. 5. NHS contributed 7,641 nonperishable food items compared to GBHS’ 2,385 items. “This food drive is always a win-win-win, a healthy challenge and a hunger-defeating success by both schools that will help the […]


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