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My first conscious childhood memory has a simple setting – the backyard of my grandparents’ farmhouse in West Tennessee, where my parents and I are living, temporarily, in the 1950s. This is what floats through my mind, bringing a smile to my lips and a peace to my heart.
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Sixteen men. That’s how many members of the Apache band that had raided what is now New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico were finally captured and brought to Pensacola on the morning of Oct. 25, 1886. Sixteen men. That’s how many members of the Chiricahua tribe were loaded onto a steamer in the city and taken across the bay to Fort Pickens.
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In 2008, the Gulf Breeze News ran a four-part series about the 30th anniversary of the filming of “Jaws 2,” the most expensive movie ever made at the time.
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June 1, 2018 RSS feed / Features

BEACH SAFETY

Rip Current Info

If an emergency occurs in an area not covered by a lifeguard, call 911   More...

TWO Coming By SEA

On Thursday, June 7, the Pinta and the Nina, replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, will open in Perdido Key. More...

JUNE OUTDOOR CONCERTS

BANDS ON THE BEACH Tuesdays 7 p.m. Pensacola Beach Gulfside Pavilion More...

A bit of historical perspective

After the Civil War, the attention of the U.S. government was focused on the native peoples of the West. More...

Fort Walton surrenders to invaders

It started out as a water skiing festival in 1953, and has turned into one of the nation’s longest-running and most popular pirate festivals. More...

SPLASH PAD OPENS!

It’s cool. It’s unique. It’s safe. It’s kid friendly. It’s free.  Children are invited to enjoy the most recent addition to family friendly activities in Gulf Breeze at the new splash pad that opens in June. More...

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients   More...

ALIEN INVADERS IN OUR LOCAL WATERWAYS

My usual articles focus on native species inhabiting local waterways; however, this month’s marine creature feature is the lionfish. More...

Fish Stories

Finally, it’s Red Snapper season!

Private recreational season is June 11 through July 21 in state and federal waters

The time has come and Red Snapper season is here. Although this is a local favorite, the Pensacola Red Snapper is known throughout the world for its beautiful red color and very tasty flavor.  More...

Calendar

SavetheDATE!

June 2 * National Trails Day | June 8 * World Ocean Day June 17 * Father’s Day | June 20 * National Bald Eagle Day June 30 * Meteor Day Friday, June 1 OBITUARY June 1; 7 p.m. Vinyl Music Hall -- Pensacola More...

Islands Near and Far flower show

Navarre Garden Club’s annual flower show, showcasing floral designs, artistic crafts and educational exhibits, is planned for June 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and June 3 from 9 a.m.-noon at the  Navarre Library. More...

HELP SEA TURTLES SURVIVE

Sea turtle nesting season has arrived on Pensacola Beach, so the Santa Rosa Island Authority is reminding residents and visitors to the island how to be good sea turtle stewards: Interfere as little as possible.  More...

General Daniel “Chappie” James Museum and Flight Academy opens

The City of Pensacola and the Community Redevelopment Agency invite the public to attend the grand opening ceremony for the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Museum and Flight Academy on Thursday, June 7, at 10 a.m. More...

Pensacola Blue Wahoos

Home Schedule Community Maritime Park

Vs. Biloxi Shuckers  Sunday, June 3 Family Sunday  Monday, June 4 Give Back/Military Monday   More...

GERONIMO

Famous chief held prisoner at Ft. Pickens

Sixteen men. That’s how many members of the Apache band that had raided what is now New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico were finally captured and brought to Pensacola on the morning of Oct. 25, 1886. Sixteen men. More...

JAWS 2

In 1978, it wasn't safe to go in the waters of the Emerald Coast, because of local filming of one of the most popular movies of a generation

In 2008, the Gulf Breeze News ran a four-part series about the 30th anniversary of the filming of “Jaws 2,” the most expensive movie ever made at the time. More...

GET IN ON THE ACTION

Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site will host Archaeology in Action on weekdays from May 29 to June 15, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site in Milton. More...

AREN"T YOU JUST THE SWEETEST THING!

Feast on all the delicious compliments that will come your way when you offer these homemade treats to family and friends this summer.  KARO LACE COOKIES  (A different kind of cookie to prepare and consume. More...

Stargazing

‘Long’ing for the Sun to Hang Around a While

For June 2018, the waning gibbous moon passes 1.6 degrees north of Mars in the morning sky on June 3. Look how bright Mars appears this morning, and then wait a month until the moon passes above Mars again on July  1. More...