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Jan 7, 2016

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

The falling temperatures and a forecast of rain showers did not deter the hundreds of participants in the plunges held on Navarre Beach on New Year’s Day.  Just the day before, the temperatures were in the 70’s and a plunge sounded pretty refreshing.  But just one day later, the skies were overcast and the temperatures fell by 20 degrees and to those several hundred people the plunge still sounded refreshing.  They were supporting a cause.

Dec 31, 2015

2015 Beach Year in Review

Beach renourishment top concern

A contingency plan for beach renourishment was the top concern listed by Navarre Beach residents in a survey.


Dec 17, 2015

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

In the unlikely event there is a tsunami, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has completed a Tsunami Plan and completed a “table-top exercise,” according to Brad Baker, Director of Emergency Management for Santa Rosa County, in a memo addressed to the board of county commissioners.

Dec 3, 2015

Red tide detected in Northwest and Southwest Florida

Blooms of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, were detected last week along Bay and Gulf counties in Northwestern Florida and Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee counties in Southwest Florida.

Nov 26, 2015

Tourism leaders spar over Sand Sculpting event

Tourism business leaders have rebuffed a move by District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson to sidestep the rules of their Florida Legislature-authorized Development Council in overseeing $55,000 to fund the sixth annual Sand Sculpting Festival on Navarre Beach.

Nov 26, 2015

Beach Trash Bash scheduled for Nov. 28

The monthly beach clean-up organized by the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center is scheduled for Sat., Nov. 28 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. 

Nov 19, 2015

One little girl’s hope to make a difference

For most families, Christmas mornings are spent gathered around the Christmas tree opening presents.  And for some little ones it is the thrill of opening the mysterious packages, looking at the gift, tossing it aside and moving on to the next one.  Some of the toys lose their excitement factor after just a couple days. 

Nov 12, 2015

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

If you have ever wondered what kind of fish we have at our artificial reefs off of Navarre Beach, then you need to either dive the reefs or attend a class at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Classes are held once a quarter and one was held Saturday.

Nov 5, 2015

Pilot and student make emergency landing near Navarre Beach

At approximately 10 a.m.  Friday Oct. 30, a Cessna 172N registered to Hum’n Byrds Inc., made an emergency landing just west of Navarre Beach in Escambia County.   

Nov 5, 2015

Red tide impacts Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach felt the impact of the red tide last week as it contributed to respiratory problems for beachgoers and left the sand littered with dead fish.
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