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Jul 18, 2024

Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream set to open mid-September

Happy Joe’s Pizza and Ice Cream is looking to open in September, according to the restaurant’s owner.

Jen Harding, and her husband, Jeff, have been working to develop the restaurant in Navarre for the past few years. The 5,400 square foot restaurant, which will be located on two acres along Highway 87 S north of the High School Blvd. intersection, broke ground on Jan. 5.


Jul 16, 2024

Proportion-Air holds grand opening for new R&D facility

Electro-pneumatic pressure regulation and flow control manufacturer Proportion-Air recently celebrated the completion of its new facility in Gulf Breeze with a grand opening event last month.

Jul 15, 2024

Ag commissioner cracks down on hemp companies for marketing to children

Two hemp companies operating in Florida have been dealt a blow thanks to enforcement actions taken by Florida Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson. On July 11, the state Department of Agriculture announced that Just Brands, LLC and High Roller Private Label, LLC violated state statute against the selling and manufacturing of hemp products attractive to children and were subsequently banned from selling certain products for multiple years.

Jul 9, 2024

Grillehouse to add ‘nightclub’ afterhours, Seagull Sam’s to become ‘Twisted Queso’

The Grillehouse Steak & Seafood restaurant in Navarre will soon also be home to a nightclub. The restaurant’s owner, Clint Boutwell, announced the news on the Grillehouse’s Facebook page.

Jun 24, 2024

49 years after opening, Gator’s Seafood still going strong

A staple of the East Milton food scene is back for summer. Gator’s Seafood, which has been serving customers since 1975 at its 4030 Farrington Road location, reopened its doors Friday, June 7. The restaurant operates seasonally, opening each June and closing in late summer. Bill Farrington, the owner, is carrying on his parents’ legacy. His father, Earl, started the restaurant in March of 1975 on family property. The restaurant is within earshot of where Earl was raised, Farrington said.

Jun 17, 2024

The rise of food trucks in Navarre

Food has been delivered on wheels for centuries. People selling fresh produce and other food products would travel from town to town with a cart or wagon. In the 19th century, the “chuck wagon” emerged to feed hungry cattlemen and cowboys while they drove cattle across the American West.

Jun 13, 2024

Atlanta tourists top list for out-of-state visits to our area so far this year, says Tourism council

With summer upon us, more and more tourists are flocking to Navarre Beach and the rest of Santa Rosa County to soak up the sun’s rays and find new adventures. At a recent meeting of the Tourism Development Council (TDC), Tourism Development Office (TDO) Director Julie White noted a sharp increase in visitors from one of the largest cities in the south, thanks in large part to the county’s marketing efforts.

Jun 11, 2024

Airplane donation helps Pensacola State College Aviation Mechanics program take off

Pensacola State College is starting an Aviation Airframe Mechanics and Aviation Power Plant Mechanics (A&P Mechanics) program. To help future students enrolled in the program, Pensacola State College has accepted the donation of a plane from InDyne CEO and President Don Bishop. Pensacola State College Leadership, the Pensacola State College Foundation, and local and regional partners of the College were present at the donation ceremony, held at ST Engineering’s airframe maintenance facility at Pensacola International Airport. The ceremony was Tuesday, June 11.

Jun 10, 2024

Chick-Fil-A being planned for Navarre

Whenever a new development is announced for the Navarre area, residents voice their opinions on restaurants they’d like to see come to Navarre. One of the most popular desired developments is Chick-Fil-A. According to a recently submitted development plan, those people might just get their wish.

Jun 5, 2024

Attorney General warns Floridians of ‘malvertising’

Attorney General Ashley Moody is issuing a Consumer Alert to warn Floridians about a concerning cybercrime tactic called “malvertising.”

Scammers are leveraging sponsored links and ads on search engines to mimic frequently visited pages, leading unsuspecting users to malware-infected websites, the Attorney General’s Office says.

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