Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

Area club provides opportunities to stay active and have fun

One doesn’t have to go far to find adventure in this area. There’s even a club for it right here on the Gulf Coast. Launched in Fort Walton Beach more than 15 years ago, the Adventure Club provides outdoor enthusiasts in the area the opportunity to do a variety of activities, including cycling, hiking, kayaking […]

Carter named to Doak Walker Watch List

Carter named to Doak Walker Watch List

Michael Carter is among the 62 college football players named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List. The list was released Wednesday. The all-time leading rusher at Navarre, Carter is entering his sophomore season at North Carolina. The Doak Walker Award was first given out in 1990 and is awarded to the top running back […]

Santa Rosa County native involved in scallop sitter program

Santa Rosa County native involved in scallop sitter program

Jeff Cole grew up in Milton and remembers when scallops were plentiful in the area. That isn’t the case anymore. The scallop population is severely depleted in the Panhandle, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission … Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as […]

Raiders seize opportunity to get better at UWF football camp

Raiders seize opportunity to get better at UWF football camp

College football camps provide an opportunity for players to improve their skills and, if fortunate enough, make a lasting impression on coaches. Several Navarre Raiders seized the opportunity to do just that last weekend at the University of West Florida’s Friday Night Lights camp at Pen Air Field. “I was able to get some extra […]

Camp popularity connected to success of UWF football program

Camp popularity connected to success of UWF football program

Navarre running back Chris Williams said it best in providing a reason why the University of West Florida football camp was the place to be on a muggy summer night in July. “This isn’t just a regular team. They went to the (national) championship last year,” Williams said. “It’s a blessing to be a part […]

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Stacy McLaughlin will tell you all about her father, Jim Holland, a man she considers to be super intelligent. She’ll tell you how he used to do crossword puzzles, how he loved to read, that he was handy and had the ability to fix almost anything. Alzheimer’s disease has stolen those abilities. Read the full […]

First responders hold joint training at Navarre Beach

First responders hold joint training at Navarre Beach

Training for an emergency was the top priority for lifeguards and Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies Friday morning on Navarre Beach. First responders had a chance to familiarize themselves with a helicopter from ShandsCair that will be on hand if emergency transport is needed. Read the full article in the July 5 issue of Navarre […]

FWC grants provide big boost to lionfish research

FWC grants provide big boost to lionfish research

Lionfish continue to pose a threat to native wildlife and habitats in Florida. To help battle the problem, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has awarded $50,000 to five organizations to aid in research and development of innovative methods to remove lionfish from deep-water habitats. Read the full article in the July 5 […]

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

When it comes to dealing with something as devastating as Alzheimer’s, a disease that afflicts 5.7 million Americans, hope is needed, even if it’s just a glimmer. Maryann Makekau brought a little of that to Navarre last week through an Alzheimer’s awareness event at the Panhandle Butterfly House. Read the full article in the July […]

Posey set to be next boys hoops coach at Navarre

Posey set to be next boys hoops coach at Navarre

Terry Posey has been hired to be the next head coach of Navarre’s boys basketball team. Posey retired from Jefferson Davis High School in Alabama in April, winning more than 200 games and leading the school to the 2006 state championship. His team was the state runner-up the following season. The Raiders finished 12-13 this […]

Raiders take advantage of summer baseball opportunities

Raiders take advantage of summer baseball opportunities

Summer baseball ended last week, and as Navarre head coach Jon Boddy looks back on it, he’s pleased with the strides that have been made. “Watching our guys play, I feel like we’ve played really well, especially the last week,” Boddy said. “We’ve had some guys step up that we weren’t sure would, and that’s […]

Gina Waterhouse serves as inspiration to others in her fight against the disease

Gina Waterhouse serves as inspiration to others in her fight against the disease

Gina Waterhouse learned she had Alzheimer’s disease two years ago. She was 63. The diagnosis didn’t come as a surprise. Genetics determined her collision course with it. Her mother had Alzheimer’s. Her grandmother did, too. She also carries the APOE4 gene, which increased her risk. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive […]

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Matt Cronin isn’t done playing baseball yet. His next stop is North Carolina. He arrived there this past weekend to join the Team USA Collegiate National team. Cronin and his teammates will play a handful of games in the United States before wrapping up with a trip to Cuba July 10-15  for the USA vs. […]

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Todd Carroll has been in the restaurant business for 30 years, opening more than 30 from the ground up across the Panhandle. He’s now the general manager of Windjammers on the Navarre Beach Pier and calls that “the best opportunity of his life.” Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Timothy Grier is under a tent as the battle of the squads plays out at Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC camp for the incoming class of cadets. The retired 1st Sgt. from the United States Marine Corps Is talking with Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, who is set to retire officially  as an ROTC instructor next week. […]

Razorbacks’ run to title ends in heartbreak

Razorbacks’ run to title ends in heartbreak

The dream of a championship ended Thursday night for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In a winner-take-all Game 3 of the College World Series, Arkansas came up empty in a 5-0 loss to Oregon State at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The momentum of this best-of-three series swung a night earlier. Navarre grad Matt Cronin was on […]

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Jade Abrams liked what she saw from a video presentation about the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program while in middle school and decided to give it a shot. Alex Woodall grew up in a military family. Makenzie Bartels said her parents wanted her to join because they thought it would be good for her. Read […]

Arkansas’ championship dream on hold – game 3 tonight

Arkansas’ championship dream on hold – game 3 tonight

Championship glory is on hold. At least for now. With Arkansas holding a 3-2 lead and one out away from its first national championship in school history, the Razorbacks couldn’t close the door on Oregon State, which rallied for a 5-3 victory and kept its own hopes for a title alive. The two teams will […]

Varner always focused on the next pitch

Varner always focused on the next pitch

Nearly seven innings into a game against Mobile during the first half of the Southern League season, Seth Varner gives up a home run that erases a scoreless tie. It could have been a debilitating blow to the confidence of the 2014 10th-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds. It wasn’t. Varner kept pitching and struck […]

Risk of concussions not exclusive to football

Risk of concussions not exclusive to football

Three female Olympic athletes pledged to donate their brains for research to the Concussion Legacy Foundation earlier this year. It’s a big deal. Of the 2,800 who have pledged to donate their brains in the last decade, less than 600 pledges are from females. Every pledge helps. After all, female athletes deal with concussions, too, […]

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