Remodeled McDonald’s announces ribbon cutting

Remodeled McDonald’s announces ribbon cutting

Window decals and final outdoor finishes are going into place at the newly remodeled McDonald’s on Navarre Parkway at the Winn Dixie shopping plaza. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

County gives wildflowers the right of way

County gives wildflowers the right of way

On Palm Sunday of 1513, Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon sighted land near St. Augustine on his journey to the New World. In honor of the holiday and the vast array of native plant life he observed, he dubbed it the “land of flowers,” or Florida in Spanish. Read the full article in the […]

RED Day brings community curb appeal

RED Day brings community curb appeal

The Keller Williams Dream Team in Navarre is seeking applications to find two needy families to benefit from the realty company’s RED Day event to help spruce up neighborhoods. RED stands for renew, energize and donate. On May 11, Keller Williams offices across the country will close for a day as employees don red shirts […]

Science honors society rocks Navarre High

Science honors society rocks Navarre High

The Navarre High School lunchroom was packed Saturday morning as children of all ages foamed, dissected and explored science experiments under the guidance of high school honors students. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Pitch it to me: The art of a good elevator pitch

Pitch it to me: The art of a good elevator pitch

Imagine stepping onto an elevator and coming face-to-face with your perfect customer or the employer of your dreams. You have less than two minutes to grab their attention and sell your product, service or skills. And your mind goes blank. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at […]

School Board seeks renewal of 20-year-old levy

School Board seeks renewal of 20-year-old levy

Residents throughout the county have begun receiving sample ballots in the mail for a special election March 28. The sole item on the ballot will be a request to renew the 20-year-old half-cent sales tax for Santa Rosa School District capital outlays. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

SpringHill Suites opening delayed

The opening of Navarre Beach’s newest hotel has stalled again. Though previously expected to open in March, the SpringHill Suites by Marriott is not likely to see its first guest until at least Memorial Day weekend, Director of Sales Angie Lee said. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe […]

County works with HBTS to tackle drainage problems

County works with HBTS to tackle drainage problems

As county commissioners prepare to spend millions of dollars to improve drainage in Holley by the Sea, county staff members are coordinating with the Homeowners Association to better regulate how new construction will affect drainage in the neighborhood. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

I-C.A.R.E. program targets chronic homelessness

I-C.A.R.E. program targets chronic homelessness

A new program is aimed at giving the chronically homeless of Santa Rosa and Escambia counties an opportunity to find permanent housing, and it could save taxpayers a few bucks in the process. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Local woman meets sisters, brother for the first time

Local woman meets sisters, brother for the first time

She always knew she was adopted. Despite her adoptive mother’s heartache on the matter, Navarre resident Janice Chappell was told from an early age that her biological parents were not the same mother and father who raised her. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Death penalty fix fast tracked by Florida legislature

Death penalty fix fast tracked by Florida legislature

After a year of uncertainty, Florida’s death penalty law is back on track with passage of a bill intended to correct a flaw in the current statute. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Teacher complaints derail plan to extend school day

Teacher complaints derail plan to extend school day

A plan to extend the school day by 30 minutes next year has been put on hold because of negative reaction from teachers, Santa Rosa school Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick says. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Scavenger hunt raises awareness, funds for turtle conservation

Scavenger hunt raises awareness, funds for turtle conservation

Scavenger hunters scoured the beach for special stones Saturday as part of the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s Rocking Out to Give Sea Turtles More Tomorrows event. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Wildlife refuge relocation moves forward

Despite neighbor complaints, the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge has moved one step closer to relocating its operations to Holley. The county Zoning Board recommended approval of rezoning for the 2.3-acre property last Thursday. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per […]

Homeschoolers dive into science at beach event

Homeschoolers dive into science at beach event

More than 100 homeschool children dipped their toes into science Friday at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

‘Flip-Flops and Teaching Spots’ draws hundreds of applicants

‘Flip-Flops and Teaching Spots’ draws hundreds of applicants

Santa Rosa County’s first teacher recruitment event drew more than 480 potential candidates and garnered even more on a waiting list to fill openings in Santa Rosa schools. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

House passes oversight bill for Visit Florida

House passes oversight bill for Visit Florida

In its first week of session the Florida House of Representatives passed two bills Friday that took aim economic programs eliminating Enterprise Florida, Inc. and restructuring Visit Florida. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Pass interest renewed

Pass interest renewed

In July 1965, a man-made waterway was opened that connected the Santa Rosa Sound to the Gulf of Mexico across a span of Navarre Beach 450 yards east of Navarre Bridge, near the boundary line with Eglin Air Force Base. Read the full article in the March 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com […]

Encompass church launches Sunday service

Encompass church launches Sunday service

Encompass Church held their first official Sunday service this week at Helen Back Again in Navarre. The casual-style service was focused on what this new church would be and why it was needed in the community. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Santa Rosa’s exceptional adults meet one exceptional turtle

Santa Rosa’s exceptional adults meet one exceptional turtle

The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center invited participants in the Thursday Respite Program, a group dedicated to support and engagement for exceptional adults, for a special tour and opportunity to meet their resident loggerhead sea turtle Gigi. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Middle schooler honored for heroic call

Middle schooler honored for heroic call

Peyton Jones, 11, is a normal middle schooler. She attends Sims Middle School in Pace. Her favorite subjects are science and history. She has two siblings that love her dearly, 9-year-old Kate and 5-year-old Holton. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast held a car wash and cook out Saturday at Keller Williams Dream Team office on Navarre Parkway to raise donations for a shelter for human trafficking victims to serve the region. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Hurricane-damaged house riles beach neighbors

Hurricane-damaged house riles beach neighbors

Just one lot short of Gulf Islands National Seashore there is a brick-and-concrete home at 7315 Gulf Boulevard. Across the street there are condominiums and brightly painted beachfront homes. Some are newly constructed. A blue-and-green “Navarre Beach” sign welcomes visitors a few feet away. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre […]

Commissioners at odds on need for pier master plan

Commissioners at odds on need for pier master plan

County Commission Chairman Rob Williamson has a vision of what the Navarre Beach pier should look like in coming years. He said he would like to see coffee and ice cream shops, retail opportunities, rental activities and an expanded stand-alone restaurant. “I believe we could be tripling that revenue,” he said. The Board of County […]

Wine and dine raises thousands for Dravet cure

Wine and dine raises thousands for Dravet cure

Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill was packed and purple Friday night as community members wined and dined to raise funds for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation at “Wine and Dine for Dravet-In Honor of Charlotte.” Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 […]

Lifeguard candidates make the cut, return to the beach

Lifeguard candidates make the cut, return to the beach

Tryouts to join the Navarre Beach lifeguards were held Saturday, March 4. Candidates had to swim 600 meters in less than 10 minutes in the Holley by the Sea lap pool, run a mile and a half in less than 12 minutes on the beach sand and perform a mock rescue in the Gulf of […]

Insurers blame assignment of benefits for rising premiums

Insurers blame assignment of benefits for rising premiums

Home and business owners in Florida can expect the cost of property insurance to rise in 2017 and to keep climbing in the coming years, East Bay Insurance owner John Hays says. But in a state where hurricane damage has historically been the cause of insurance woes, these increases in many cases have nothing to […]

Extended school day put on hold

Extended school day put on hold

In an email to Santa Rosa School District teachers and staff, Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick announced that expanding the school day by 30 minutes will not occur in the coming school year. In January, Wyrosdick urged the school board to set aside $3 million for moving all county schools back to a seven period day rather […]

Turn lane construction runs into Spring Break

Turn lane construction runs into Spring Break

Though the county aimed to complete a dedicated right turn lane to alleviate traffic on Navarre Beach ahead of spring break, the project stalled. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.  

Women veterans get a helping hand

Women veterans get a helping hand

When Nancy Bullock-Prevot retired from the military in 2015, she was appalled to see the challenges female veterans faced. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.