Ferry service now up and running

Ferry service now up and running

The Pensacola Bay Cruises ferry service is set to sail into the peak season and Joe Asebedo, the general manager of Hornblower Maritime Services, which runs the ferries for Gulf Islands National Seashore, is hopeful to see the bulk of its business between May 17 and Aug. 15. “That’s the expectation,” Asebedo said. Read the […]

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

Teamwork saves the (RED) Day as gazebo moves to senior center

RED Day turned into a busy day at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Maybe busier than usual. The plan on Keller Williams’ annual day of service was to disassemble the Panhandle Butterfly House gazebo from Navarre Park and reassemble it at the Holley Navarre Senior Center last Thursday. Read the full article in the May […]

Funding cut for BearWise program

Funding cut for BearWise program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is looking in a different direction after funding for the BearWise program was cut out of the new state budget for the fiscal year that begins in July. Consideration had been made by state lawmakers to earmark $500,000 for BearWise, a program that provides bear-resistant garbage containers to […]

Raiders win district championship

Raiders win district championship

Navarre’s baseball team celebrated its first district title since 2015 Friday night by engulfing Ben Waschenko under a dogpile just off the pitching mound on Niceville’s home diamond. The bench erupted and cleared the instant Eric Anderson gloved Garon Finley’s flip from second base to cap a 9-8 win over Niceville. Although Navarre has made the regional postseason twice in the previous three years, the team’s 12 seniors won its first district championship, […]

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Clutch at-bat by Taylor helps Argos advance in tourney

Callan Taylor had just talked things over with her teammates and coach in a quick huddle. She now waited patiently for a pitch to hit in a pressure-packed situation. There were no outs and two on in the bottom of the seventh inning of an NCAA Division II South Regional game at the University of […]

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Timmons embraces challenge of Ironman competitions

Troy Timmons was sitting around with friends one day a few years ago when they talked about doing an Ironman competition. The talk soon turned to reality as Timmons competed in his first one in 2016 in Panama City. His friends backed out. Read the full article in the May 9 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Leggett helps former teacher with science video

Leggett helps former teacher with science video

West Navarre Intermediate teacher Ryan Duphiney figured it was a long shot, but he reached out to Jordan Leggett about helping with a science video for his class. Leggett was in the middle of finalizing everything for his wedding in Santa Rosa Beach but agreed to drive over to Navarre the Tuesday after spring break […]

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Drive for donations a success for senior center

Donations poured in quickly and that led to the concrete being poured for the foundation for the gazebo the Holley Navarre Senior Center is receiving from the Panhandle Butterfly House. The gazebo will be disassembled and reassembled today by Keller Williams Realty during its Red Day efforts at the senior center. Read the full article […]

Navarre football coach arrested for battery

Navarre football coach arrested for battery

Navarre High School offensive line coach and teacher Greg Greenhaw was arrested April 28 for domestic violence related battery. The charge is a first-degree misdemeanor. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. the previous day and was reported by his wife, Stacey, upon her arrival at the District I Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s office shortly after […]

Raiders close out regular season in baseball

Raiders close out regular season in baseball

The Navarre baseball team’s last week of the regular season had one ugly outing followed by a shutout performance, and then capped off the week with a lopsided final game. In the end, the Raiders have a 12-12 record. But there’s still a shot at a district title and a berth in the regional tournament. First, the bad. The team committed seven errors and […]

Age-friendly designation given to Florida

Age-friendly designation given to Florida

Florida has been awarded an age-friendly designation through the AARP Network of Age-Friendly States and Communities. The initiative to create age-friendly communities and states began in 2012. The Sunshine State currently has 26 communities with the designation. The state now has it as well.   Read the full article in the May 2 issue of […]

State track meet a success for Raiders

State track meet a success for Raiders

Navarre had two individuals and a relay team come away from the 3A state track meet with medals Saturday at the University of North Florida’s Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville. The 4×100 relay team of Dante Wright, Jaylen Shropshire, Nathan Crews and Evan Gourley clocked in with a time of 42.28 to place eighth. All four […]

Joey Ferrell finally lands his first cobia

Joey Ferrell finally lands his first cobia

Joey Ferrell has been fishing off the Navarre Beach Pier for as long as he can remember. In early April, he caught a cobia for the first time. The weight of the fish checked in at 22 pounds. “It was exciting,” Ferrell said. “It definitely got my adrenaline pumping and my eyes open to looking […]

Gaetz hosts military night at Navarre

Gaetz hosts military night at Navarre

When U.S Rep. Matt Gaetz is having a tough day at the nation’s capital, he turns to the folder containing the stories of candidates for the military academies. One of his jobs as a member of Congress is nominating students from Northwest Florida for the honor of attending West Point, the Air Force Academy or […]

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