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Mar 12, 2022

Local Girl Scout cookie sales booming

In addition to the warmer temps and the return of migratory birds, spring means one more thing in this area: Girl Scout cookies.

According to leadership with the northern Florida Gateway Council, scouts in the area are well-supplied, despite rumors of shortages.


Mar 10, 2022

Navarre CERT trains locals, other Floridians how to help in disaster scenarios

On March 6, Navarre’s CERT program completed their first class in nearly two years.

CERT, or Community Emergency Response Team, is an organization that educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills.


Mar 9, 2022

Navarre resident recognized as officer of the year by Fort Walton Beach Police Department

Officer Carlderius “CK” Hansford has only been an officer for a year, but he is anything but green.

Hansford, a 2017 graduate of Navarre High School, was recognized as officer of the year by the Fort Walton Beach Police Department Feb. 22.


Mar 9, 2022

‘A Night to Remember’

For five years Community Life Church (CLC) in Gulf Breeze has hosted a prom night experience centered on God’s love for people ages 14 and older with exceptional abilities.

The past four years it was called Night to Shine. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event was converted into a reverse parade where the participants stayed in their cars and drove through the red carpet instead.


Mar 7, 2022

8th grader from Woodlawn wins Rotary essay competition

Elaina Riester of Woodlawn Beach Middle School placed 1st in the Navarre Rotary Club 8th Grade Essay Contest with her essay on bullying.

Mar 3, 2022

Military wife helps fellow military spouses, receives award

Being a military spouse can be tough. Deployments, operational security, and being alone far from home are some of the main issues they face. Quite often the feeling of isolation can be overwhelming. Luckily for military spouses, there are people like Sarah Curtis.

Curtis, who has been a military spouse since 2018, knows the feelings of isolation and a lack of support.


Mar 2, 2022

Brain Bags integral part of early learning

Communities are made better by the people in them and there isn’t a better place to start than with the babies born into our own communities.

Feb 21, 2022

Thousands turn out for 36th annual Mardi Gras parade on Navarre Beach

Sunshine and tens of thousands of people filled Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach island for the 36th annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade Feb 19. There were 60 parade entries this year, from krewes to businesses to community groups.

Feb 18, 2022

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery celebrates Mardi Gras in style

Ye Old Brothers Brewery held a Mardi Gras festival last Saturday.

Feb 14, 2022

Teacher’s ‘second family’ comes together to help during emergency

Jamie Oestmann, a paraprofessional at Holley Navarre Middle School, is grateful for her “second family” after a health emergency.

She went in for hysterectomy surgery Dec. 21. She came home and began to feel a significant amount of pain. The pain went on for some time before she realized she needed help.

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