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Nov 30, 2023

Weather disrupts Christmas events

The heavy rain forecasted for Saturday has led organizers of a few Christmas events to cancel or reschedule. Here is what we know so far:

Hurlburt Field’s Annual Winter Wonderland and Tree Lighting is RESCHEDULED for Thursday, Dec. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at Memorial Air Park.

Nov 29, 2023

Community Book Exchange to be held at Navarre Library

Looking to get some new books while getting rid of some you’ve already read?

On Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., a community book exchange will be held at Navarre Library’s meeting room. Santa Rosa County Libraries, which oversees Navarre Library, is not affiliated with the book exchange or its organizers.

Nov 29, 2023

Fill the Mayflower food drive collects more than 47K meals

The 16th Annual Fill the Mayflower food and funds drive – presented by Coastal Moving and Storage and benefitting Manna Food Bank – was a success, raising the equivalent of more than 47,000 healthy meals for neighbors in need in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties! Food collected during Fill the Mayflower at Cordova Mall will be distributed through Manna’s pantry and 17 food security programs in the two-county area.

Nov 27, 2023

1 SOW to host annual winter wonderland, tree lighting ceremony

Hurlburt Field will ring in the holiday season with the annual Winter Wonderland Celebration Friday, Dec. 1 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event, hosted by the 1st Special Operations Wing (SOW), is at Hurlburt Field’s Memorial Air Park.

Nov 24, 2023

Pensacola Opera visits West Navarre Primary School

On Friday, Nov. 17, the last day before fall break, West Navarre Primary School welcomed members of the Pensacola Opera to perform for the students.

Pensacola Opera’s music director Cody Martin said before the opera company went to West Navarre Primary, they had to adjust the show after one of the performers scheduled to go was injured.

Nov 24, 2023

Navarre resident turns front yard into a blessing to those in need

Despite the United States being the richest nation in the world (in accordance with GDP and net worth numbers), food insecurity and hunger are major issues across America. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2022 report on household food insecurity, 12.8% of U.S. households were food insecure, meaning they had difficulty at some point in the year providing enough food for all members because of a lack of resources.

Nov 21, 2023

Baptist Health Care Foundation announces Hollinger Award Recipients

Pensacola – Baptist Health Care Foundation announces the 2023 Hollinger Award recipients for outstanding service contributions to Baptist Health Care. The awards are presented to individuals, families or organizations that have exhibited exceptional generosity and community leadership through gifts of their time and/or financial support.

Nov 20, 2023

Navarre students ready to ‘shock and awe’ with electric car racing opportunity

As a group of Navarre High Students awaits their electric car kit that will be used for a competition next April, the ideas are already rolling out on how they will make it all work.

Nov 17, 2023

Fire districts share Thanksgiving fire safety tips

Thanksgiving presents many challenges, from trying to wrangle children to steering clear of politics at the dinner table. Fire safety can be another challenge, so before you deep fry that Butterball, listen up.

Nov 15, 2023

FWC making a difference in shoal bass conservation

Over the last two years freshwater fisheries researchers and managers with the FWC have successfully released more than 11,000 shoal bass.

It’s part of an ongoing recovery effort for the shoal bass population after Hurricane Michael devastated the Panama City area in 2018 and depleted more than 90% of it.

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