Gulf Breeze

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 […]

Gulf Breeze driver flees troopers, hits train

Gulf Breeze driver flees troopers, hits train

A Gulf Breeze woman clocked speeds of more than 100 miles per hour mile and struck multiple vehicles, a train and a state trooper before being arrested in Bay County Jan. 18. According to a Florida Highway Patrol press release, Susan Blair Case, 68, of Gulf Breeze was involved in multiple hit-and-run crashes across two […]

Gulf Breeze mayor paints rosy picture of progress

Gulf Breeze mayor paints rosy picture of progress

Mayor Cherry Fitch sketched an outlook of more local harmony and less controversy in a briefing to 70 or so City of Gulf Breeze constituents Thursday at a Chamber of Commerce breakfast gathering. Fitch stressed leading the city of 6,000 people as a “resilient community” in the wake of acrimony between some residents and the […]

Momentum Church shares ‘irrational generosity’

Momentum Church shares ‘irrational generosity’

We’ve all heard the metaphor of the shoemaker’s children having no shoes or perhaps one of the many contemporary versions, like the plumber’s neglected plumbing or the TV repairman’s broken TV. But have you ever heard of a church raising money for another church to build a building when they themselves have no building? That is exactly what Momentum Church has done.  Momentum Church […]

Liberty Church hosts breakfast with Santa

Liberty Church hosts breakfast with Santa

“Wow, what a year it was spreading a little Christmas joy to our community,” exclaimed AJ Rice, pastor of Liberty Church in Gulf Breeze. This past weekend, Liberty held its fourth annual “Breakfast with Santa” community event. “Our ‘Breakfast with Santa’ began in 2016 with a vision of community and bringing people together to celebrate […]

Andrews Institute founder receives 2020 Horatio Alger Award

Andrews Institute founder receives 2020 Horatio Alger Award

The nonprofit Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc. announced Dec. 10 that Gulf Breeze resident James R. Andrews has been selected for membership in this prestigious organization. The educational organization honors the achievements of outstanding individuals and encourages youth to pursue their dreams through higher education. Read the full article in the Dec. 19 […]

Caring and Sharing a grassroots movement

Caring and Sharing a grassroots movement

Few long-standing nonprofits can claim an administrative cost of less than 1%, but Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County has been operating with that thin margin for more than 30 years. The organization relies entirely on volunteers rather than paid staff to provide support to south Santa Rosa families in need during the […]

Out with the old, in with the zoo

Out with the old, in with the zoo

‘Tis the season for a new holiday tradition at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Starting this year, Gulf Breeze Zoo has a new Christmas event for families and friends of all ages called Christmas ZOObilee. This Christmas extravaganza started Dec. 14 and 15 and continues Dec. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In […]

Holiday events in and around Navarre

Holiday events in and around Navarre

It’s that time of year once again. The coming weeks will see Navarre light up with holiday cheer and festivities the whole family can enjoy while creating holiday memories to last a lifetime. From our Navarre Press family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Dec. 5 Tree Lighting & Trees for Troops Join NAS […]

Sure, build on potential toxic waste

Sure, build on potential toxic waste

The Santa Rosa County Commissioners had an opportunity to make a small step toward amending a sin of the past during their meeting last Thursday. They chose not to. They approved building of 16 homes over potentially contaminated water and soil in Gulf Breeze. Water Leaf subdivision is at just the beginning stages of the […]

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