Arts/Entertainment

Musician’s second chance at stardom

Musician’s second chance at stardom

About a month ago, Cortni Bird was enjoying Jazz Fest in New Orleans, watching fellow musicians and wondering when it would be her time to shine. Little did she know a few days later she’d get a call that would give her singing career the push it needed. The 24-year-old, who works in staffing and […]

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade

Winners of the Navarre Krewe of Jesters 2015 Parade Best Overall: Krewe of Misfits Community First Place: Krewe of Karibbean Second Place: Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Third Place: Navarre Relay for Life Commercial First Place: Navarre Animal Hospital Second Place: Century 21 Third Place: The Twist Custom Ice Cream Walking First Place: Navarre […]

Juana’s concert plans include headliner Joe Nichols

Juana’s concert plans include headliner Joe Nichols

Juana’s Pagodas is planning a May 9 concert headlining country star Joe Nichols, whose popular hits include “Sunny and 75″ and “Gimme that Girl.” Organizers are also scheduling five additional acts, including James Dupress from Louisiana, as part of the event. Santa Rosa County District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson on Monday added a discussion to […]

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

Manager cites increased costs for moving BooFest

After spending $90,000 to improve accommodations for BooFest, the Holley-Navarre Water System will no longer host the annual event. According to Boo Weekley’s manager, Toggy Pace, the club wanted to charge the PGA golfer and Santa Rosa native $5,000 per day for each of the five days he uses the property to host BooFest, his […]

Mardi Gras at Navarre Beach

Mardi Gras at Navarre Beach

From its humble beginnings in 1986, when Burt Johnson and Ken Leveque Jr. first founded the Navarre Krewe of Jesters, the organization has grown from 10 members to more than 80. On Saturday, the Krewe will host its 29th annual Mardi Gras Parade down Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach. According to Krewe President Charlene Tremor, […]

BooFest won’t be back

BooFest won’t be back

For four years Santa Rosa native and PGA Tour golfer Boo Weekley has hosted a celebrity-packed charity golf tournament and concert at The Club at Hidden Creek. Organizers say the event’s venue will “definitely” change in July 2015. Details regarding the location are still being worked out, but neither event will be held in Navarre. Read more in the Jan. 29 issue of […]

Bubba boosts Beaches to Woodlands Tour

Bubba boosts Beaches to Woodlands Tour

Two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson, who grew up in Bagdad, brought his family Oct. 4 to Sweet Season Farm north of Milton. They spent three hours having fun and enjoying a corn maze created in Watson’s likeness.The celebrity visit focused a huge spotlight on the county during the first weekend of the 11th Annual Beaches […]

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Perfect weather brought in a huge crowd at the 2014 Emerald Coast Poker Run on Aug. 16 at Juana’s Pagodas. “This is one of our biggest weekends of the year,” said Kevin Rudzki of Juana’s Pagodas. He attributed the large turnout each year to several factors including proceeds from the event benefiting local charities, “… […]

Soccer and sand mix on Navarre Beach

Soccer and sand mix on Navarre Beach

Five, five-person teams braved hot temperatures Aug 9. on Navarre Beach for a sand soccer tournament. Organizer Shaun Rannals said it is similar to regular soccer except the teams have five players and no goalie. To make up for the lack of a goalkeeper, smaller goals are used to make the game challenging not to mention […]

Arrr … Pirates spotted in Navarre

Arrr … Pirates spotted in Navarre

Pirates by the dozen were spotted Aug. 2 in Navarre as the Krewe of Jesters hosted their first Pirates Bash to raise funds for the annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade and the Krewe’s scholarship program. 2014 Mardi Gras Parade Queen of Hearts LeAnn Wichard said the 2015 edition of the Navarre Beach Mardi Gras parade […]

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