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Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

Stories by Hansen Hasenberg

The tale of two judges lives on in dedication of law library

June 7, 2023
The law library at the Santa Rosa County Courthouse has a new name. On Thursday, June 1, county officials, lawyers, judges and many others attended the dedication of the law library in honor of former judges Colie Nichols Jr. and Woodrow Melvin. The two judges played prominent roles in Santa Rosa County’s judicial history.

Shark Bite’s burritos No. 1 in the state

June 5, 2023
In a state with diverse cultures and food trucks galore, few would suspect Navarre to be home of the best burrito, but according to Yelp, it is. Shark Bite, a food truck located in front of Navarre Family Watersports, holds the title of best burrito in Florida with a five out of five Yelp rating.

Community Life Church bringing Angel of Hope to their campus

June 5, 2023
A guardian angel will soon watch over the people who visit Community Life Church’s prayer labyrinth and garden. The prayer labyrinth first opened in 2015 and is designed to allow a person to connect to God through a meditative walk in prayer.

A better day is just a bark away

June 5, 2023
They say dogs are man’s best friend. While most friendships are developed over time, the friendly demeanor of the dogs from Love on a Leash is instantaneous. This is evident each time the Gulf Breeze chapter of Love on a Leash visits Navarre Gardens, one of a number of senior living centers the nonprofit visits monthly.

Memorial Day at Navarre Park

May 30, 2023
Navarre residents gathered at Navarre Park Monday, May 29, for the community’s annual Memorial Day service. Politicians, Boy Scouts, veterans groups, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce and the Navarre High NJROTC were just a few of those who came to the park to honor those who paid that ‘last full measure of devotion,’ as Abraham Lincoln once said.

Parking has long been an issue for businesses

May 30, 2023
Navarre is no stranger to parking controversies. In 2018, disagreements between the owners of TC’s Front Porch and Soundview Plaza resulted in customers from the former having their vehicles towed from the right of way off Prado Street.

Midway Baptist to hold KidDays, basketball camps during summer

May 29, 2023
Calling all kids! Midway Baptist Church will be holding its annual MidWay KidDays events June 8 and Aug. 3. KidDays are single day, themed camps that feature games, crafts and other activities with a Biblical message for children in kindergarten (age 5) to sixth grade.  This is the eighth year Midway Baptist has held their KidDays events, however they did have to cancel them last year.

Risen Savior church bringing back soccer camp

May 26, 2023
Risen Savior Lutheran Church wants to help children hone their skills on the field of play and life this summer. From June 28 to June 30, Risen Savior will host a soccer camp to help teach children the fundamentals of the game. Admission to the camp is $25, which covers instruction, a camp T-shirt, a soccer ball, water bottle, wristband and snacks. According to Craig Born, the pastor of Risen Savior Lutheran Church, the camp sessions will emphasize individual ball skills as a well as fun games to put those skills into practice and develop teamwork.

Veterans parking spaces now at county buildings

May 24, 2023
Northwest Florida is home to quite a few veterans. In many places, veterans can enjoy designated parking spots but at Santa Rosa County-owned facilities, the only veterans parking spots were for Purple Heart recipients. Other veterans did not have designated parking. At least not until now.

Publix, retail planned for Bergren Road

May 22, 2023
Bergren Road will likely see more activity in the next few years as there are plans to construct a shopping complex at its intersection with U.S. Highway 98. The shopping center will be anchored by a 55,454 square feet grocery store. According to construction plans for the property, the store will be a Publix supermarket.
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