Gulf Breeze

Shop & Dine Crawl goes electronic

Shop & Dine Crawl goes electronic

Local businesses have been through a lot in 2020. From adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic to rebuilding after Hurricane Sally, some small businesses have struggled to stay afloat. The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce organized a community event last weekend to spread love to these businesses that have been working so hard. The 9th […]

Meet a Gulf Breeze woman whose home has turned into a museum

Meet a Gulf Breeze woman whose home has turned into a museum

Whether it’s the international collection of dolls throughout the house, the two-foot long Japanese fish sculpture at the front door or cabinets stuffed with authentic German bier steins, Diedra Juniper’s Gulf Breeze home resembles an international culture museum more than a slice of suburbia. Her decor reflects a life lived worldly. Juniper is a 73-year-old retired teacher […]

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

With many of us spending more time in our homes these days, we may be noticing things that could be improved. Well, what would be a more perfect time to give your home a makeover? Whether you need brand-new floors or an additional room, Anchored Renovations is here to help you with all your home […]

CLC renovates during COVID closures

CLC renovates during COVID closures

In April of this year, Governor DeSantis imposed restrictions on public gatherings in response to the burgeoning COVID-19 pandemic. While the governor deemed worship an essential service, many churches nonetheless exercised an abundance of caution and closed their facilities to the public opting instead to conduct their services online only. No one knew how long […]

Make the hive your home at BeeHive Homes

Make the hive your home at BeeHive Homes

Bees are among the most cooperative, social creatures on earth and the beehive supports everyone who lives there. That’s exactly why BeeHive Homes borrowed the bee philosophy to reflect their loving home experience in their assisted living residential setting. Their mission is to provide the highest quality care for the elderly in a respectful and […]

Gulf Breeze child sex arrest started on Snapchat

Gulf Breeze child sex arrest started on Snapchat

A Gulf Breeze man allegedly snuck into the home of a child he met on Snapchat to have sex. Now, he’s in Santa Rosa County Jail. Austin Davis, 19, is accused of felony lewd and lascivious battery after allegedly sneaking into the 14-year-old’s home and having sex with her.  According to the Santa Rosa County […]

Local numbers of COVID-19

Local numbers of COVID-19

As of May 6, 2020; 2 p.m. Florida cases: 38,002 (1,539 deaths) Escambia County: 604 positive cases (15 deaths) Age range: 0 – 100 Of the 604 positive cases, 147 are long-term care facility residents and 11 have died. Area Positives Pensacola 462 Cantonment 41 Bellview 6 Gulf Breeze (Esc.) 1 Century  2 Perdido Key […]

Wastewater deal secured, Gulf Breeze gets reclaimed water

Wastewater deal secured, Gulf Breeze gets reclaimed water

All parties appear pleased with a regional agreement to direct handling of wastewater in south Santa Rosa County after Gulf Breeze’s city council unanimously approved the agreement April 6. For Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS), the agreement means needed disposal capacity, allowing the system to send effluent to a Rapid Infiltration Basin System on leased […]

Santa Rosa in-step with governor’s order

Santa Rosa in-step with governor’s order

After a meeting Thursday morning with Santa Rosa County officials, Dan Schebler, county administrator said the county and its incorporated cities are following the guidance of the governor’s executive order.  The order issued by Gov. DeSantis yesterday states that all persons in Florida shall limit their movements and personal interactions outside of their home to […]

Infant in Gulf Breeze daycare tested positive for COVID-19

Infant in Gulf Breeze daycare tested positive for COVID-19

An infant attending a Gulf Breeze day care has tested positive for COVID-19.  Seaside Child Development Center posted via Facebook Thursday that one child in the center’s infant room had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, causing the facility to close for at least two weeks. Seaside is located at 4338 Gulf Breeze Parkway.  Owner […]

Local banks close lobbies to customers

Local banks close lobbies to customers

All Navarre area banks have or are planning to close lobbies to customers in an effort to fight the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.  Kelly Kennedy is assistant manager at the Navarre Regions Bank. She said overall the change has been manageable.  “It’s actually been quite well received. People have been very receptive and understanding,” […]

Celebrating seagrasses for 20 years

Celebrating seagrasses for 20 years

For 20 years, Santa Rosa County residents have gotten a lesson in seagrass importance during the annual Seagrass Festival in Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze. Friday environmentalists, scientist and community groups continued that tradition. Event organizer and local UF/IFAS Sea Grant representative Chris Verlinde said the festival was launched as part of a statewide effort […]

Middle schoolers receive rare award at competition

Middle schoolers receive rare award at competition

Sometimes failure is worth celebrating. Santa Rosa County schools saw many successes Feb. 22 at the regional Odyssey of the Mind competition in Crestview. Odyssey of the Mind is a student competition in which teams are tasked with creatively solving a problem such as supporting heavy weights or remotely moving objects and then presenting their […]

Bear scratches man’s chest in Gulf Breeze

Bear scratches man’s chest in Gulf Breeze

Late in the evening of March 4, a resident of Santa Rosa County was scratched by a bear at his home near the City of Gulf Breeze according to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) press release. The man was on his porch when a bear approached and scratched him on the chest […]

Fairpoint, Gulf Breeze closer to settlement

Fairpoint, Gulf Breeze closer to settlement

After six months, Fairpoint Regional Utility may have finally come to a $90,000 agreement Feb. 25 for alleged unpaid water costs by Gulf Breeze, but that agreement could crumble in the city’s next council meeting. The $90,000 is a far cry cheaper than the $285,000 that Fairpoint originally said was owed, and it would be […]

Gulf Breeze gumbo raises scholarship funds

Gulf Breeze gumbo raises scholarship funds

The Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze welcomes gumbo connoisseurs to sample and savor as 20 teams battle for the title of best gumbo maker at the 15th annual Gumbo Cook-Off March 28. Celebrity judges will name the Best Gumbo award and the crowd will vote for the People’s Choice award.  Nearly 1,200 people sampled gumbo […]

Prescribed burns a possibility this month

Prescribed burns a possibility this month

Gulf Islands National Seashore is planning to conduct small controlled burns at some point this month within the Naval Live Oaks Area near Gulf Breeze. The national seashore has developed small burn blocks to minimize potential impacts to roads. Read the full article in the Feb. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Foundation held their Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. The special event with the theme, “Prom Night,” reflected on the previous year, recognized the Chamber’s outgoing Chairman of the Board and honored their annual award recipients. Chamber board member Bobby Potomski is recognized for […]

Gulf Breeze youth pastor charged with sex crimes involving child

Gulf Breeze youth pastor charged with sex crimes involving child

A Gulf Breeze youth pastor arrested Feb. 10 for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages with and content with a 13-year-old girl in the youth group. According to a Gulf Breeze Police Department arrest report, Ryan Scott Walsh, 27, of Navarre was placed on administrative leave last week from Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church after complaints […]

$4.50 toll pushed for Garcon Point Bridge

$4.50 toll pushed for Garcon Point Bridge

Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida  Representatives of bondholders for Garcon Point Bridge have asked a judge to order the Florida Department of Transportation to increase tolls to $4.50 for the financially troubled bridge. The request last week from attorneys for UMB Bank came after Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper in December directed the […]

Hernandez a real-life Ms. Frizzle

Hernandez a real-life Ms. Frizzle

Sixth grade science teacher Celia Hernandez has a zeal for teaching and genuine love of science, a lot like fictional character Ms. Frizzle from the book and TV series “The Magic School Bus.” Her students even sometimes call her Ms. Frizzle because of her science-related wardrobe and her general excitement for every earth science subject […]

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