Gulf Breeze

Five locals initiated into national Honor Society

Five locals initiated into national Honor Society

University of West Florida students and staff from Navarre and Gulf Breeze received special academic recognition in May as initiates into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. These individuals are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi […]

The Secret Place offers teen victims hope

The Secret Place offers teen victims hope

When Alicia Tappan was a junior in high school outside the state of Florida, she had the world before her. She was headed to college on a scholarship with plans to become a doctor. She was a self-described social butterfly with high grades and a typical family. Read the full article in the May 2 […]

Opening day for Miracle League play

Opening day for Miracle League play

Braves, Angels, Cubs, Pirates, Mets and Red Sox lined up Saturday for opening day of the Miracle League in Tiger Point Park. A total of 12 teams, with somewhere around 100 players, will play their inaugural a six-week spring schedule on a newly constructed adaptive baseball field in Gulf Breeze. Read the full article in […]

Grillin’ in the breeze

Taste grilled and smoked delicacies, cast your vote for the People’s Choice award, and bid on terrific silent auction items throughout the day at the Shoreline Park from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station’s Discovery Depot and Pensacola Mess Hall will be on-site with activities for all ages. All proceeds support […]

Secret Place to share hope for child victims

Secret Place to share hope for child victims

Members of the public can learn about a new program focused on supporting child victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. Celebrate Recovery at Liberty Church of Gulf Breeze will be hosting a presentation on The Secret Place Monday evening at 6:30. Read the full article in the April 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Wendy Williams was a critical care nurse for 25 years and a medical device rep for Boston Scientific for 15 years. In fact, it was her job as a rep selling pacemakers and defibrillators that brought her to Florida. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Bridge work update leaves questions

Bridge work update leaves questions

Although the inspection supervisor on the new Pensacola Bay Bridge and a spokesman for the Florida Department of Transportation aren’t quite in sync, both have made new assurances of an impressive, eventual construction result. The $427 million project began in spring 2017 but has been beset by weather delays and faulty work on the concrete […]

Miracle League ready for first pitch

Miracle League ready for first pitch

The field is prepped, buddies have been trained and opening day is set. Now all Miracle League of Santa Rosa County needs is players. The nonprofit formed in July 2017 with the goal of allowing individuals of all abilities to participate in baseball. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. […]

School board approves elementary school redistricting

School board approves elementary school redistricting

Roughly 105 Oriole Beach Elementary School students will be attending Gulf Breeze Elementary next school year. The School Board voted Thursday night to redistrict the schools during a public hearing in Milton. The change was prompted by schools reaching and exceeding their capacities due to rapid growth rates in the areas. Three elementary schools in […]

South Santa Rosa Arc celebrates one year

South Santa Rosa Arc celebrates one year

The Arc Gateway’s south Santa Rosa program celebrated their first anniversary Tuesday, commemorating the expansion of services for an underserved population. The facility at 5668 Gulf Breeze Parkway offers south Santa Rosa’s first day program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Local family distillery brings home national awards

Crafting vibrant and expressive spirits is a methodical process. The ingredients and care involved can be determining factors in the quality of the beverage.   Rollins Distillery, located at 5680 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze, strives to give precise focus to every facet of the distilling process. Read the full article in the March 28 […]

Maxed-out schools prompt elementary school redistricting

Maxed-out schools prompt elementary school redistricting

In what sounds like a complicated game of musical chairs, school district officials are attempting to combat rising school capacity issues by redistricting elementary schools in Gulf Breeze and Pace. And that means more than 200 elementary school students could be headed to a different school next year if the plan passes the School Board’s […]

Gathering Momentum

Gathering Momentum

It’s 5 a.m. on a Sunday morning as, one-by-one, a team of people converges on Navarre High School to begin transforming the school’s auditorium into an inspiring, worship space for Momentum Church’s Navarre Campus. Campus Leader, Tyler McNeely, gathers the team members, reminds them of how important they are to the church’s ministry, they pray, […]

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse launches new Academic Institute

Lighthouse Private Christian Academy announced the addition of the Lighthouse Academic Institute (LAI) to its growing academic campuses. Creation of the Lighthouse Academic Institute was driven by community requests for an academy specializing in honor student needs. Read the full article in the March 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

Gulf Breeze man arrested for 35 counts of child porn

A Gulf Breeze man is facing 35 felony charges for possession of child pornography. Joseph Brooks Salter, 19, was arrested March 13 after investigators found dozens of videos and photographs of children involved in sex acts in his possession according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office arrest report. The investigation started in October 2018, […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo supports international conservation efforts

Gulf Breeze Zoo supports international conservation efforts

Several hooved and horned animals that call Gulf Breeze Zoo home may one day be heroes to their species thanks to a partnership between the zoo and international conservancy effort Source Population Alliance (SPA). The zoo contributes by maintaining healthy populations of endangered and critically endangered species and working with other facilities across the U.S., […]

Couple operating illegal bingo operation ordered to return $5.8 million

Couple operating illegal bingo operation ordered to return $5.8 million

Two individuals in a Fort Walton Beach illegal gambling operation were ordered by a U.S. attorney to forfeit $5.8 million Monday. Larry L. Masino, 68, of Gulf Breeze and Dixie L. Masino, 66, of Pensacola were convicted in February 2018 by a federal jury of operating an illegal gambling business and money laundering charges. Read […]

County to clean up abandoned truck stop

County to clean up abandoned truck stop

An abatement that could lead to bids for the cleanup and removal of trash, junk and debris at an abandoned truck stop at 9234 Highway 87 near Milton was moved to the consent agenda for the Santa Rosa County Commission meeting this Thursday. The truck stop , which is close to the Highway 87 exit […]

Columbiettes host successful luncheon for seniors

Columbiettes host successful luncheon for seniors

Janet Craven is staying busy on a Wednesday afternoon. She’s at St. Sylvester Church in Navarre making sure the annual Senior and Snowbird luncheon goes off without a hitch. Looking around the room, it appears everything is running smoothly. Read the full article in the March 7 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Officer draws gun during traffic stop

Officer draws gun during traffic stop

A man arrested in Gulf Breeze on March 1 faces charges of drug possession and driving with an expired license. Douglas Leon Craig, 64, of Fort Walton Beach, was stopped by Gulf Breeze police while traveling west on Hwy 98 on the morning of March 1. Read the full article in the March 7 issue […]

Residents show off their fashion sense at The Arbors

Residents show off their fashion sense at The Arbors

It wasn’t quite the red carpet at the Academy Awards or Fashion week in Paris. And dodging the paparazzi wasn’t an issue either.   Yet, the fashion show at The Arbors in Gulf Breeze Thursday afternoon proved to be a hit. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

New council member seeks unity in Gulf Breeze

New council member seeks unity in Gulf Breeze

Despite the recent upheaval in City of Gulf Breeze political circles, new council member J.B. Schluter foresees a local government that can quickly focus on solving problemsand making improvements. “I think most people here believe the city is well run,” said Schluter. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

Community Life seeks runners to support mission here, abroad

Community Life seeks runners to support mission here, abroad

Navarre and Gulf Breeze teens of Community Life Church will be leaving the comfort of home this July to spread the gospel in impoverished areas of the Central American nation of Belize. But they have to pay for it first. Read the full article in the Feb. 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Funding for courthouse, sheriff cause budget uncertainty

Funding for courthouse, sheriff cause budget uncertainty

Despite budget votes being more than 7 months away, Santa Rosa county commissioners are already wrangling with two major funding decisions in the wake of Thursday’s early Budget Workshop. One major point of concern is how to fund the $45 million price tag on a new courthouse and judicial complex. Read the full article in […]

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

Robert Lucas indicted in Navarre murder

A jury indicted Robert Shane Lucas of Navarre Wednesday for the murder of Carrie Lynn Brewer. State Attorney Bill Eddins announced Lucas was indicted by the Grand Jury in Santa Rosa County for the first degree premeditated murder of Brewer at 2212 Fulva Drive in Navarre on or about Feb. 3. In addition to the […]

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