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New hotels worry Gulf Breeze residents

New hotels worry Gulf Breeze residents

Only four years after a developer warned Gulf Breeze residents that if the little city didn’t approve his plans for an apartment complex next to a single-family home neighborhood, he might build a hotel there instead. The neighbors didn’t blink, kept up their objections and that developer went away.   Read the full article in […]

Ogunjobi living proof that anything is possible

Ogunjobi living proof that anything is possible

Overweight and obsessed with video games, Larry Ogunjobi was a long way from being an athlete. Making a living playing in the NFL? The closest it seemed he would get to a football field was on his Xbox. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription […]

Athletic injuries present mental as well as physical challenges

Athletic injuries present mental as well as physical challenges

Sage Chambers was in one of his first practices as a college quarterback at Huntingdon. As he prepared to throw, something went wrong. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

The Arbors filling up before it’s even finished

The Arbors filling up before it’s even finished

Although the new Arbors senior living community won’t be fully open until May, 20 residents have already moved into the City of Gulf Breeze retirement spot. “It feels like home,” said Gerald Munday, a retired United Methodist Church minister who—with his wife Sara—relocated from a nearby single-family home to be among the Arbors’ first tenants. […]

Modern-day Good Samaritans

Modern-day Good Samaritans

In the Bible, Jesus told a parable of the Good Samaritan. The story goes that a man who was traveling to Jericho was attacked by robbers and left to die by the side of the road. Two people saw him there and passed by without doing anything to help. But a third man, the Samaritan, […]

Concussion concerns remain despite efforts to make game safer

Concussion concerns remain despite efforts to make game safer

Football fever has reached its peak. The stadium is buzzing with excitement. The band is playing. The fans are cheering. The players are amped up for another gridiron battle, the sound of pads popping providing the soundtrack to the evening. The scene unfolds across America each week during football season, a sign that the game […]

Teen expands her thriving rental business

Teen expands her thriving rental business

Sage Paddle Co. opened its first official surf shop this month, and business founder and owner Sage Offutt, 15, said she could not be more excited. The young entrepreneur has been in business since she was 11, and her new location at 8228 Gulf Blvd. will be just another step along the journey. Read the […]

Baseline testing serves as valuable tool for concussion recovery

Baseline testing serves as valuable tool for concussion recovery

Concussions remain a hot topic in athletics, and baseline testing has become a valuable tool in helping medical personnel determine when it’s safe for an athlete to return to action after suffering one. The neurocognitive evaluation establishes a record of an athlete’s cognition while he or she is healthy. If the athlete later suffers an […]

Andrews outreach program safeguards student athletes

Andrews outreach program safeguards student athletes

Dr. Steve Jordan of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze can’t put a price tag on the impact the facility’s Sports Medicine Outreach Program has had on high school athletes in a four-county area. But in the end, it’s not about dollars and cents. It’s about doing the right thing for student-athletes. “It’s that commitment […]

Andrews Institute celebrates 10 years of sports medicine success

Andrews Institute celebrates 10 years of sports medicine success

Fate has a funny way of working out sometimes. An interesting twist of it is the reason the world-renowned Andrews Institute celebrated its 10-year anniversary last Wednesday in Gulf Breeze. A second meeting with Dr. James Andrews had been scheduled in Birmingham to talk further about building a sports medicine and research facility in Florida. […]

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Helping athletes have success on their road to recovery from an injury is something the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze does well and its latest effort will aid in that recovery process. It’s called the Krutches for Kids Drive and people are asked to donate any gently used crutches that can be given to athletes […]

Carter making strides on road to recovery

Carter making strides on road to recovery

Already sweating nearly half-way into his hour-long physical therapy session at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Michael Carter takes a moment to grab a drink of water. Then it’s back to work for the heavily recruited Navarre running back. He sets weights on a sled, lines up behind it and charges forward down the […]

Bigger Better Bridge

Bigger Better Bridge

A “notice to proceed” to replace the aging Pensacola Bay Bridge will be given by end of the year if everything falls into place, says Florida Department of Transportation engineer, Kerrie Harrell. Harrell drove from Tallahassee Thursday morning, Jan. 14 to speak to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Andrews Institute. “My […]

Andrews Institute aims to reduce second-impact syndrome

Andrews Institute aims to reduce second-impact syndrome

The 2014 high school football season is underway, and certified athletic trainers from Andrews Institute will be providing medical assessments and services on the sidelines at daily practices and Friday night games — at no cost to the Santa Rosa School District or players’ families. It’s an outreach service the Baptist Health Care affiliate has provided since opening in 2007. Last year more than 7,100 injuries were treated and […]

Local prepares for another SEC season

Local prepares for another SEC season

When SEC teams take the field next week, some area residents will be watching for more than just the two teams. Andrews Institute Administrator Jay Vines is also an SEC Head Linesman and has been officiating 34 years. Vines told members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce at their monthly breakfast Aug. 14 that […]