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Jan 31, 2023

Pirate Plunge raises $10,000 for local charities

On New Year’s Day, local 501(c)3 organization Pirates on the Panhandle hosted their fifth Pirate Plunge on Navarre Beach by the fishing pier, where participants ran into the cold Gulf of Mexico.

Jan 31, 2023

Navarre NJROTC program beneficial but not mandatory

There appears to be a growing trend of students being forced into JROTC programs at high schools across the country. Data collected from more than 200 public records, according to The New York Times, shows that dozens of schools have made the program mandatory.

Jan 24, 2023

Young at Heart: Navarre resident celebrates 95th birthday

Saturday, Jan. 21, brought lots of smiles and joy for Bettie Appleberg. Her friends and church family were throwing a surprise party at Navarre United Methodist Church in honor of her 95th birthday, which was on Jan. 20.

Jan 11, 2023

Turtle ride: Navarre residents gather to see unveiling of new sea turtle rescue van

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) welcomed a new arrival at their facility Saturday, Jan. 7. While most of their new arrivals have shells and flippers, this one had tires and an engine. The center acquired a new rescue van to help transport turtles in a safe and secure environment. For NBSTCC Director Cathy Holmes and the NBSTCC Sea Turtle Rescue Team, the new van is a major improvement from what they had been using.

Jan 10, 2023

50 years: Navarre Beach Area Chamber looking back and forward in 2023

50 years ago in the small, seaside community of Navarre, a group of business and community leaders got together to form what would become the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.

Jan 2, 2023

Navarre residents brave winter waters for 14th annual Penguin Plunge

What started out as a foggy first morning of 2023 soon cleared, giving way to the 14th annual Penguin Plunge n’ Paddle at Juana’s Pagodas on Navarre Beach. The fun and festivities of the New Year’s Day event benefited Healing Paws for Warriors for the fourth consecutive year.

Dec 27, 2022

Holley by the Sea cuts ribbon for Hawthorne Park

Holley by the Sea board members recently cut the ribbon on Hawthorne Park.

Dec 20, 2022

Caring and Sharing for Christmas

This Christmas, children and their families are being assisted by Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County.

Dec 15, 2022

Imogene Theatre event spotlights impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters

Hundreds of Santa Rosa County and nearby residents packed the Imogene Theatre in Milton Thursday, Dec. 8 for a night of music, stories, and Southern charm. They came to see Sean Dietrich, better known as Sean of the South, who was there to perform with Fairhope, Ala.-based Bluegrass band Blue Mullet.

Dec 14, 2022

American Legion Riders to hold annual Ride for the Claus

The American Legion Riders Chapter 382 in Navarre is holding their 7th Annual Ride for the Claus benefitting our Navarre and Midway area less fortunate children, special needs children, foster children, Gold Star Military Families, and both the Navarre Gardens Nursing Homes. Each year the list has grown and now they deliver presents to more than 300 children. These rides will take place on Saturday, December 17th and December 18th from 9am to 3pm in the Navarre and Midway community. They also held rides on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11.