Arts/Entertainment

Bride shares wedding date with Country on the Sound

Bride shares wedding date with Country on the Sound

Ranee Roberts was looking forward to her quiet wedding on Navarre Beach next month. The Alabama resident and her fiancé, Chris Phillips, invited around 30 people to the Sept. 26 ceremony. So when she received a call from the county a few weeks ago, before she even knew the reason, she told the man on […]

Country on the Sound moves to marine park

Country on the Sound moves to marine park

Following concerns about traffic and parking, Navarre Family Watersports has scrapped its plan to host Country on the Sound at its U.S. 98 location and instead has requested the use of Navarre Beach Marine Park. The concert, scheduled for Sept. 25 and 26, will feature local acts and two headliners: Trace Adkins and Big & […]

Fireworks safety, public display schedule

Fireworks safety, public display schedule

Santa Rosa County urges everyone to use caution and common sense when celebrating the Fourth of July holidays. Fireworks can be very dangerous and many are illegal in the state of Florida. A good rule of thumb is if it flies or explodes, it is not legal in Florida, according to a release from the county. Using illegal […]

Strong turnout expected for the Fourth

Strong turnout expected for the Fourth

Fireworks will light up the sky over Navarre Beach Saturday night, putting the exclamation point on what promises to be a busy Fourth of July weekend. Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Director Julie Morgan said lodging is full and she expects a large crowd over the weekend, providing another boost to local tourism. “We expect […]

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 […]

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