Gulf Breeze residents

Gulf Breeze grapples with stormwater costs

Gulf Breeze grapples with stormwater costs

Raising the monthly stormwater utility fee by more than 80 percent to $9.20 is being proposed for City of Gulf Breeze homeowners. But even that increase won’t be enough to cover the utility’s long-term costs and pay off debt, according to documents provided by City Manager Samantha Abell. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Developer eyes Gulf Breeze medical project

Developer eyes Gulf Breeze medical project

Michael Spiker has met with considerable community opposition to his  past proposals for development of the vacant four-acre parcel adjacent to the downtown Gulf Breeze shopping center anchored by a Walmart Neighborhood Market. Resistance has been so strong that last July he tabled his plan for an apartment complex of about 140 units, which he […]

Few elections in The Satisfied City

Few elections in The Satisfied City

Even the Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger probably can’t get satisfaction so complete as that long expressed by the City of Gulf Breeze electorate. In a year of national political movements from Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, the civic stillness in Gulf Breeze has produced a city council of five members who have never had to […]

The conspicuous councilman bows out

The conspicuous councilman bows out

Joe Henderson has marched to his own drum as a City of Gulf Breeze council member for the past six years, and he never seemed to mind if he fell a bit out of step. Sometimes referred by his critics–and affectionately by his fans– as “Councilman No,” Henderson could usually be counted on to ask […]

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Meekers share a bond that’s as good as gold

Perhaps it is only appropriate that as Norman and Violet Meeker talk about their life together, they are on the campus of the University of West Florida preparing to compete at the Pensacola Senior Games – Norman in the 400 and 800 and Violet in the discus – on a hot and humid September morning. […]

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

Gulf Breeze to vote on expanding Sunday alcohol sales

James Campbell is used to turning away would-be beer buyers on Sunday mornings at the Exxon station he manages in the City of Gulf Breeze. But soon he won’t have to. “People come in on their way to the beach and want to fill their coolers. But I have to say no until noon,” Campbell […]

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Gulf Breeze struggles to balance budget

Find me the money. That’s what City of Gulf Breeze council members are saying to department heads and their accountant as they try to escape a pool of red ink welling up in the budget for next year. Although the municipality of about 6,000 residents boasts an affluent image with average housing values topping $240,000– […]

Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Gulf Breeze police warn of car thefts, burglaries

Several unlocked cars parked in Gulf Breeze residential driveways have been burglarized recently and two of the vehicles were stolen, police say. “It’s mainly driveways of residences within the city,” said Gulf Breeze Police Sgt. Steve Neff. “Every time the car has been stolen the key has been left in the car, the doors unlocked.” […]

Community Life Church launches with a mission

Community Life Church launches with a mission

Community Life United Methodist Church, once known as the Soundside Campus of Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church, now stands on its own as a new church serving both Navarre and Gulf Breeze communities. “We are very grateful for the hearts of the people at Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church for their willingness to allow us […]