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Beach Pooch Goes to School -

Meet Magee and read his story. Click Here

"The Day Santa Named the Island" -

A Beach Christmas Classic on Page 3 of this edition. https://indd.adobe.com/view/bfb6c4ac-d583-4d9f-a4dc-a9e2d140f1fb

PBA Hosts Spring Break Meeting -

Local organizations seek to avoid rowdy, drunken celebrations. Read more on Page 5. Click here.

Road Between Pensacola Beach & Navarre Beach Closed -

J Earle Bowden Way, Highway 399 is closed in the Santa Rosa Area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. It will remain closed for repairs until January. 

Gheen's Bowl Game Guesses -

Recent Articles

  • Support for Seadog Articled 10 months ago
    Longtime Beach resident, entertainer, teacher, comedian, server, surfer - - character - is battling cancer. His friends are hosting a fundraiser at Paradise, March 8, to help with the bills.
  • Gowens Park Gets Upgrades Articled 10 months ago
    New playground equipment installed. Water feature and Basketball court rehab to follow
  • Lifeguards Get New Trucks Articled 3 years ago
    Pete Moore of Pete Moore Chevrolet to donate two Chevy Colorado trucks to the Beach's lifeguard
  • Today is Jane Waters Day Articled 3 years ago
    May 10 is Jane Waters Day. Beach famous.
  • Ho Ho Holidays...Santa's on the Island Articled 3 years ago
    Lighted Boat Parade and Surfing Santa Beach Parade kick off Santa Rosa Island's holiday events

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Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Dispatcher: 850-436-9620 (9-1-1 for emergencies)
Animal Control Pensacola Beach: 850-595-0097
Santa Rosa Island Authority: 850-932-2257 (Report unpermitted construction to Developmental Services) Stranded or disoriented turtle on the beach: 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC


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12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Agendas online at www.sria-fla.com

14: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Assumption. Open to the public.
15: Krewe of St. Patrick Ugly Sweater Party. 7 p.m. The Islander Lounge. $10. www.KreweofStPatrick.com
15: Sea Turtle Soiree, Pensacola Beach Hilton, 6 p.m. Benefits Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Tickets online.
21: Island Times publishes early.
22: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, scheduled for Fort Pickens Pier, 8:45 registration. OceanHourFl.com
24: Candlelight and Carols Christmas Eve service, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Time TBA. All are welcome.
25: Christmas Day
31: New Year’s Eve, fireworks at midnight. Santa Rosa Sound.
January 1 - Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Paradise, Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Island Times Plungewear Costume Contest. www.PensacolaBeachChamber.com
Mardi Gras Schedule of Events: www.PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com.
January 11 - Raffle in the Castle to support the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club's charitable giving. Tickets: cerandle@aol.com
January 12 - Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. After Party at the Sandshaker. www.PensacolaRunners.com
February 2: Double Bridge Run. 15K starts in Pensacola, 7 a.m. 5K starts in Gulf Breeze, 8:30 a.m. Ends at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Post race party at the Amphitheatre. PensacolaSports.org
February 10: NeoEndurance Kiss Me Run, 5K/10K on the sands of Pensacola Beach. Start line under the Gulf Pier. www.NeoEndurance.com
February 14: Pensacola Beach Woman’s Club Valentine Voyage Dinner Dance, GB Rec. Center, 5 pm Tickets, $25. sjloper@hotmail.com
February 16:Glow Run, 5 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Benefits Catholic Charities. Glam Up, Glow Up, Show Up. www.Active.com for entries
March 3: Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade. 2 p.m. Avenida 10, west along Via de Luna, to the Gulfside Pavilion. Awards Party follows. PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com
April 7: Gulf Coast Half Marathon, 7 a.m. Finish line at the SRIA parking lot. RunPensacolaBeach.com
April 12-14: Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge, Casino Beach. PensacolaSports.org.