2021-08-12 E-Edition

Silver Sailor

Gil Hackel wins second place in international sailing competition

Gulf Breeze Middle School student and world-class athlete Gil Hackel accomplished something last month that only two American Opti Class sailors have done in 50 years — bringing home a silver medal from the International Optimist Dinghy Association (IODA) World Championships. “I really thought I had it, in fact, they initially called the race in my favor,” Hackel says. “My […]

Students return to class

Residents say problem is un-bear-able

When it comes down to what the City of Gulf Breeze is actually able to do to prevent bears roaming neighborhoods, it may all be about trying to get Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to understand the urgency of the problem and alter its responses. Following a lengthy discussion about bear concerns at the Aug. 2 City Council meeting, […]

Local option sales taxes raising millions

The Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) Committee met last week to review what sales tax projects have been done since Fiscal Year 2017 and what projects are on the priority list for this last year of approved sales tax collection. Voters approved a half-cent sales tax in November 2016 to take effect for five years, beginning January 2017. The county […]

That’s a wrap!

Gulf Breeze Summer Camp was full of fun

A wrap-up to the Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation Department’s Summer Camp program was held Friday, Aug. 6. Marissa Correll, camp director and program supervisor, and Cesar Pulgarin, assistant camp director, are new to their responsibilities with the City, but their enthusiasm and hard work paid off in a program that attracted 130-140 children and youth each weekday. Despite the […]

Eye on the tropics

The National Weather Service is projecting the path of Potential Tropical Storm Six will enter the Gulf of Mexico Saturday. If it strengthens, the storm will be named Fred.

Calendar of Meetings

Thursday, August 12 SHIP Affordable Housing Advisory Committee Meeting 10:00 a.m., 6051 Old Bagdad Hwy., Milton SRC Zoning Board Meeting 6:00 p.m., 6495 Caroline Street, Milton Santa Rosa Democratic Party Monthly Meeting 6:00 p.m., Info 850-396-1935 or SantaRosaDems@gmail.com Friday, August 13 Gulf Breeze Optimist Club 7:00 a.m., 100 Daniel Dr, Gulf Breeze Monday, August 16 Gulf Breeze City Council, Capital […]


August 12

1 Year ago this week – 2020 82.1% of Santa Rosa County School District students and their parents decided to come back to brick and mortar schools this Fall. . 5 Years ago this week – 2016 Gov. Rick Scott congratulated Gulf Breeze tech firm AppRiver on their growth and recognized key members of the legislature from our area. 10 […]

August 12-18

Thursday, Aug. 12 Blue Wahoos vs. Montgomery Biscuits 6:35 p.m., Blue Wahoos Stadium, Pensacola Snow White and the Prince 7:30 p.m., Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Friday, Aug. 13 Blue Wahoos vs. Montgomery Biscuits 6:35 p.m., Blue Wahoos Stadium, Penssacola Snow White and the Prince 7:30 p.m., Pensacola Little Theatre, Pensacola Saturday, Aug. 14 Bay Bluffs Cleanup 7:45 a.m., Ocean Hour […]