Arts/Entertainment

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 […]

Campers focus on fins, flippers

Campers focus on fins, flippers

Even as summer winds down, Navarre Beach Marine Station (NBMSS) summer camps are still in full swing. Kindergartners through second graders last week attended Fins and Flippers. The camp could be described as an introduction to NBMSS. “We talk about turtles and dolphins and sea otters,” said camp leader Emily Simon, referring to the mammals that […]

Children express their ‘inner artist’

Children express their ‘inner artist’

More than 40 children completed last week First Baptist Church Navarre’s annual arts camp. Students selected from one of four areas, and then studied it all week. Options included traditional visual arts, cake decorating, learning Spanish or learning to play drums. “The other students thought the drum students were loud. If they thought they sounded loud […]

Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking

Homes for Our Troops groundbreaking

Sgt. Anthony McDaniel was all smiles during a Homes for Our Troops ceremonial groundbreaking Aug.2 in Navarre. “Even if I just met you today, once the house gets built, if you want to come over, just come on over,” he told attendees at the event on Tupelo Drive. McDaniel lost both legs and his left hand […]

‘We’re off to see the wizard …’

‘We’re off to see the wizard …’

The classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” celebrates its 75th anniversary later this month, and the Santa Rosa County Library System is celebrating with special programs. The first “Munch with Munchkins” was held Aug. 1 at the Navarre Library and included a viewing of the movie, as well as free popcorn and children’s crafts. Additional programs […]

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

Residents oppose Soundside rezoning

A company looking to develop about 185 acres along Soundside Drive invited nearby property owners to an informational meeting July 31 in an effort to alleviate concerns many had expressed prior to the county’s zoning board meeting in June. About 60 people arrived at the meeting opposed to the company’s rezoning request that would allow smaller lots sizes on […]

Wahoos ready for championship meet

Wahoos ready for championship meet

The YMCA end of summer swim team meet was held July 26 at the Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA in Navarre. The meet pitted Navarre`s Wahoos against teams from Washington, Pensacola Navy Youth, Five Flags and Sea Stars. The Wahoos won the meet by a close score. Read more in the July 31 issue of […]

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