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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
West Navarre Primary School (WNPS) first grade teacher Shanty Peterson has been nominated for Teacher of the Year many times before but has never won. So, when she found out she won this year, Peterson was excited and honored. Peterson has taught at West Navarre since it’s origin in 1999.
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 […]
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 […]
Twenty years is a long time, especially for a small business to survive and thrive. Pet Nation in Navarre has been open for as long as Publix has in the central hub of Navarre. Holly Elassaad, one of the owners, said it has always been her dream to open a pet store.
Ginni Rushing has a deep love for teaching, but she did not always know it. The third grade teacher has been voted Holley Navarre Intermediate School (HNIS) Teacher of the Year. “We have so many talented teachers, so I was just completely shocked. They called my name, and I just stood there,” Rushing said.
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 […]