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May 5, 2021

Easier access likely on way for Navarre Garden Club

Folks may find it easier to get in and out of the Navarre Garden Club following the action of the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board April 27.

May 2, 2021

Prom 2021: Different, unofficial, fun

As soon as Navarre High School (NHS) senior Jaden Cave and her mother Jo Ann heard there would not be a prom this year, they knew they had to take matters into their own hands, again.

May 2, 2021

Navarre YMCA offers something for everyone

Do you need a place where you can exercise and swim? Are you looking for a place where your children can participate in activities ranging from basketball to soccer and swimming?

Apr 30, 2021

Former attorney finds simple joy collecting beach debris

If you’ve ever wondered what people lose in the Santa Rosa Sound, Penny and Richard Boyce’s backyard has some telling clues.

Apr 25, 2021

Carnival celebrates students in military families

Joe Simmons has moved around quite a bit in his life. It comes with the territory of being in a military family.

He’s lived in Alaska, Utah, Virginia and Florida.


Apr 23, 2021

Joe celebrates big 9-0

Breakfast with his family turned into a birthday celebration with all his friends for Joe Checkley Tuesday morning.

Vintage Festival
Apr 19, 2021

Vintage Fest brings something old, something new to Navarre Beach

The sun finally came out on Sunday for the inaugural Vintage Festival, the first car, motorcycle, boat, and surfboard show at the Navarre Beach Lifeguard Headquarters. Old-time rock and roll played on loudspeakers as visitors walked around admiring the vehicles and taking pictures. Sponsored by the Navarre Beach Fire Rescue, the Vintage Festival benefitted the junior lifeguard division at the beach. Sixty-three vehicles registered for the event.

Apr 19, 2021

Wildlife refuge celebrates Earth Day by celebrating its animals

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge celebrated the 51st anniversary of Earth Day Saturday, April 17 with a family-friendly event for the community.

ranger robinson with challenge coin
Apr 15, 2021

Park ranger recognized for saving two Navy cadets from drowning

Violent waves crashed the shore March 27 as U.S. park ranger Andrew Robinson dove into the cold Gulf of Mexico at Opal Beach to save two distressed swimmers about 100 yards out.

A 25-year-old male and a 19-year-old female, both Navy cadets, got caught in a rip current that pushed them out into the rough waters past the breaking point that Saturday afternoon. Robinson scanned the water after being alerted by a beachgoer and noticed them struggling to stay afloat. He immediately took action.


Apr 14, 2021

Rain pushes Vintage Festival back one day

UPDATE: Rain delayed the Vintage Festival by one day. Check it out on Sunday, April 18. Saturday’s Vintage Festival on Navarre Beach is looking like it’s going to be a huge success, according to organizers.