Author: Nick Acevedo

Navarre students surprised with $1,500 grants

Two students from Navarre High School were surprised with $1,500 grants on behalf of the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System (GCOOS) and presented by Dr. Karen Barber, Superintendent of Santa Rosa County Schools. The grants are part of a $1 million grant funded by Shell and the National Science Foundation.

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Railroad museum applies for grant to refurbish old cars

West Florida Railroad Museum in Milton is among the list of applicants reviewed for tax capital funding project grants at Thursday’s Tourism Development Council meeting. The museum is the former Milton train depot, which was built more than 100 years ago and currently faces significant deterioration.

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County works to improve condition of Navarre Beach public facilities

The Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Council received an update Oct. 7 from Julie White, director of the TDC, about issues with maintenance, vandalism, pavilions, parking lots, beach sand and trash. According to officials, residents have complained about the conditions of Navarre Beach as of late and officials are working to find solutions.

Council members called the conditions “unsatisfactory” after the presentation concluded, citing a need to expand maintenance crew staff to handle the growing number of visitors.

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10/16 – Whispering Pines Haunted Hayride & Zombie Shoot

Come out for some Spooktacular Fun! Halloween activities include haunted hayride, zombie bus paintball shoot, bonfire, live music, and concessions. The event will be located at 1603 Penton Road in Milton from 7 to 11 p.m. For more information and admission prices visit or or call 850-304-1559.

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