Celebrity

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 & […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

BooFest features golf, music, fun

BooFest features golf, music, fun

A fun-loving crowd filled a huge portable tent at The Club at Hidden Creek July 26 to enjoy country music, country folks and to support area charities. PGA Tour pro Boo Weekley’s annual charity golf outing, BooFest, generates funds that are donated to nearly 20 charities including the Air Commandos Association, Fisher House Foundation, Navarre High School […]

Boofest returns to Hidden Creek

Boofest returns to Hidden Creek

Crews who had been working for nearly three days to erect a large tent for Boofest were nearing completion Monday afternoon at The Club at Hidden Creek. The annual charity event, organized by PGA Tour pro Boo Weekley, includes entertainment and live and silent auctions Friday and a night of music and fun Saturday featuring […]

Not Quite Fab celebrates Fab Four’s U.S. Arrival

Not Quite Fab celebrates Fab Four’s U.S. Arrival

A British band from Liverpool created a firestorm when they landed in New York Feb. 7, 1964 and two days later made their first U.S. television appearance performing live on The Ed Sullivan Show.  A record-setting 73 million people were watching as “Beatlemania” was born in the U.S.  Fifty years later, The Beatles are one […]

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) announced Friday Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be the headliner for the 2014 Taste of Navarre, which will be held Sunday, May 4 in Navarre Park. Chef Samuelsson has appeared on numerous Food Network programs, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and is co-host of ABC’s The Taste. He is […]