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Stories by Kaitie Kiger

Stories by Kaitie Kiger

Andy D’s Beachside Restaurant & Deck Bar cuts ribbon

May 30, 2023
Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members, friends and employees of Andy D’s Beachside Restaurant & Deck Bar cut the ribbon at the grand opening celebration May 24.

Rhino encounter launches just in time for ‘Cinco De Rhino’

May 4, 2023
Meet Soman, a rare male greater one-horned rhino, also known as an Indian rhino, who lives at the Gulf Breeze Zoo.

He just turned 18 years old and is one of only about 4,000 Indian rhinos in the world today. These rhinos are poached for their horn, which is made out of keratin.

Pirate Plunge raises $10,000 for local charities

January 31, 2023
On New Year’s Day, local 501(c)3 organization Pirates on the Panhandle hosted their fifth Pirate Plunge on Navarre Beach by the fishing pier, where participants ran into the cold Gulf of Mexico.

Chilly Christmas ahead: Northwest Florida to expect lows in the 20s, wind chills in the single digits

December 20, 2022
Last Christmas, Navarre had a high of 76 and a low of 59 on Christmas Day. The forecast for this Christmas is a high of 42 and a low of 28. So, what’s the deal? Why is it so cold this year? The short explanation – an extreme cold front is heading south from Canada, bringing cold air our way just in time to make it feel like Christmas.

First Baptist Navarre celebrates ‘Christmas Around The World’

December 15, 2022
First Baptist Church of Navarre celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ at its Christmas Around the World event this past weekend.

Navarre High Drama presents ‘Newsies’ to sold-out crowd

December 13, 2022
The Navarre High School Theater Department put on “Newsies” Dec. 9 and 10.

Twelve Oakes Recovery Center celebrates 40 years of service

November 2, 2022

Twelve Oaks Addiction Treatment Center opened its doors as a 36-bed campus on October 4, 1982.

Now, 40 years later, and the recovery center has grown to 102 beds and has expanded to specialize in Medically Assisted Treatment, primary mental health disorders, PTS, and dual diagnosis.

Twelve Oakes CEO and State Administrator Joe Holland has been with the center for eight years now and has watched the facility grow.

Local entrepreneur brings new soda to ‘Pensa-Cola’

October 25, 2022

About 6 years ago, local musician and entrepreneur Jonathan Ivey had an epiphany idea for a play on words product for northwest Florida.

This October, his dream became a reality when he launched his own orange-lavender-flavored soda called Pensa-Cola.

Runners cover Navarre Beach in pink for breast cancer awareness

October 18, 2022

October is nationally known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

A local nonprofit, Pink Pirates of Navarre colors the beach path along Gulf Boulevard in pink one Saturday every October with runners and walkers dressed in pink tutus and pink wigs.

Navarre Slim Chickens set to open on Halloween

October 6, 2022

A new fast-casual restaurant that specializes in chicken is coming to Navarre and is set to open Oct. 31.

Slim Chickens is located at 8006 Navarre Parkway, right across from the Navarre Post Office.

According to their website, the Slim Chickens menu offers fresh cooked to order chicken tenders, wings, 17 different house sauces to try, wraps, chicken & waffles, a signature Cayenne Ranch chicken sandwich and fresh salads, authentic sides, iced teas (sweet, unsweet, raspberry, peach), lemonade. And it only takes a few minutes to get a fresh hot meal.

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