Tropical storm warning issued for Santa Rosa

Tropical storm warning issued for Santa Rosa

UPDATE June 5, 4:23 p.m.: A tropical storm warning has been issued for coastal Santa Rosa County, Florida. A tropical storm warning means tropical storm-force winds are expected somewhere within this area within the next 36 hours. The locations affected include Navarre, Gulf Breeze and Bagdad. Winds are forecasted at 20-30 mph, with gusts to […]

Drive-by party celebrates eighth graders

Drive-by party celebrates eighth graders

Graduating eighth grade and entering high school is a milestone worth commemorating, worldwide pandemic or not. Faculty and staff of Holley Navarre Middle School (HNMS) decided to send the eighth-grade class off with a bang Thursday night.   Read the full article in the June 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options –or […]

Getting creative during quarantine

Getting creative during quarantine

What do four retirees and one temporarily out of work millennial do to entertain themselves while quarantined in a house for a couple of months together? Paint recycled hubcaps and garden pots, of course. During the social distancing era we are living in, this has become a personal project for Dana Kopp and his wife […]

Finding joy with a social-distancing bike play date

Finding joy with a social-distancing bike play date

Social distancing is not an easy thing to do, especially if a family has young children who crave friendships and play dates every day. Amanda and Andrew Mitchell find it vital for their daughters Ava, 6, and Ali, 3, to get outside and get some fresh air during this time of quarantine.     Read […]

Bringing out the best in us

Bringing out the best in us

During this challenging time of turbulence, it can be easy for people to lose hope and dwell on the negative of this COVID-19 pandemic. However, another option is to shift our focus and concentrate on the good that is happening all around us amidst all the challenges of instability. Here are just a few ways […]

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

Miss NHS Pageant now features a Mr. category

For the first time ever, the Miss NHS Pageant added a mister to the competition. Guys were given their own category this year, for a chance to shine in the spotlight at Navarre High School. On Feb. 13 the school hosted the annual pageant in which students show off their spirit and compete for the […]

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

UWF students custom build vehicle for Navarre boy

Callen McLane couldn’t stop smiling when he received his first set of wheels Friday afternoon. The 8-year-old boy, who has cerebral palsy and hydrocephalus, received the best Valentine’s Day gift of all time when he was presented a child-sized Jeep on the Fort Walton Beach campus of The University of West Florida (UWF). Callen received […]

Amazon exec inspires local students with life story

Amazon exec inspires local students with life story

From living a life of crime to living a life of corporate success at one of the largest companies in America, Antonio Samuel has made a complete 180-degree turn with his life. Now it is his personal mission to inspire children who are just like he was and give them hope for a brighter and […]

Mann named Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year

Mann named Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year

Many people have someone in their lives that they distinctly remember from their childhood, someone who made a lasting impact on their life. This person took the extra time to get to know who someone truly is. To many children in our community, that special person is Elizabeth Mann. Read the full article in the […]

Hernandez a real-life Ms. Frizzle

Hernandez a real-life Ms. Frizzle

Sixth grade science teacher Celia Hernandez has a zeal for teaching and genuine love of science, a lot like fictional character Ms. Frizzle from the book and TV series “The Magic School Bus.” Her students even sometimes call her Ms. Frizzle because of her science-related wardrobe and her general excitement for every earth science subject […]

Caffeinated hosts coffee mug auction to benefit local charities

Caffeinated hosts coffee mug auction to benefit local charities

Starting Jan.13 Caffeinated Coffee Bar started a daily coffee mug auction benefiting local charities in Navarre. The coffee shop has been posting pictures of unique coffee mugs on their Facebook page for people to bid on in the comments section. They started this auction to help raise money and awareness for local charities in the […]

Kindness in the curriculum for Mann

Kindness in the curriculum for Mann

It is a huge honor to be named Teacher of the Year at the elementary school that you yourself attended as a child. This is a reality for kindergarten and first grade inclusion teacher Elizabeth Mann who has received this title for Oriole Beach Elementary School. “It was actually really sweet,” Mann said. Read the […]

Cody more than just a math teacher

Cody more than just a math teacher

Karen Cody might be new to the teaching world, but she is a seasoned vet when it comes to getting students excited about learning. Cody said she was really surprised when Principal Brian Noack came in with flowers and awarded her Teacher of the Year at Navarre High School (NHS). Read the full article in […]

Out with the old, in with the zoo

Out with the old, in with the zoo

‘Tis the season for a new holiday tradition at the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Starting this year, Gulf Breeze Zoo has a new Christmas event for families and friends of all ages called Christmas ZOObilee. This Christmas extravaganza started Dec. 14 and 15 and continues Dec. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. In […]

Navarre holiday tradition celebrates 25th anniversary

Navarre holiday tradition celebrates 25th anniversary

This year marked the 25th annual Christmas in the Park for the Navarre community. Every year, the people of Navarre rally together to put on an extravaganza for the Christmas season. Local businesses and organizations come alongside the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to throw a full day of Christmas cheer. Read the full […]

English strives to inspire

English strives to inspire

This is Courtney English’s first year as a reading and math interventionist at West Navarre Intermediate School, but that hasn’t held this passionate teacher back from excelling. English has been voted West Navarre Intermediate School (WNIS) Teacher of the Year by her peers. She has taught at WNIS for 13 years. Read the full article […]

Live Auction raises money for new children’s building

Live Auction raises money for new children’s building

Raising $1 million debt free is not an easy task for anyone, but First Baptist Church of Navarre (FBCN) has taken on the challenge. First Baptist put on a Live Auction/Block Party Nov. 16 with all the profits benefiting the construction of their new Children’s Ministry Center. Church members rallied together and collected a variety […]