Best webcam in Florida on Navarre Beach

Best webcam in Florida on Navarre Beach

Entrepreneur and photographer Kenny Wilder has many passions. One is for his Christian faith and the other is for his hobbies including photography which he is well-known for in northwest Florida. He has many followers on his Facebook page. In fact, he must wait until someone “de-friends” him before he can add another – and […]

Accusations and illegal activity infiltrate water board election process

Accusations and illegal activity infiltrate water board election process

Today, hundreds of residents in Holley by the Sea found flyers that were inside their mailboxes without postage. The full-color flyer was an introduction to Gaius Bruce in his re-election bid for then Holley Navarre Water System Board of Directors. Flyers were brought to the Navarre Post Office and Bruce promptly received a call from […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Navarre private school offers a traditional classical education

Navarre private school offers a traditional classical education

If you were to observe a recitation during the third week of first grade at Gulf Pointe Latin School (GPLS), you would hear 10 young voices happily and excitedly recite from memory in their sing-song young voices: the seasons, the five vowels and the sounds they make, how many months there are in a year […]

Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar

Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar

Navarre will have another addition to the restaurant and bar scene in early summer 2018 with the opening of Grey Tap Room and Wine Bar (Grey). “We will have 30 craft beers on tap, bottled domestics and a large assortment of wine,” Huston Walters explained. Huston is the son of Ken and Marissa Walters, the […]

Pulse massacre anniversary: Healing the hearts and souls of a community

Pulse massacre anniversary: Healing the hearts and souls of a community

One year after the worst mass shooting in the history of a nation, First Baptist Orlando (FBO) is reflecting on how the event changed them as individuals, as a church and as a city. Three worship services held Sunday, June 11, included families of the victims and survivors of the brutal terrorist attack at the […]

Saving with Soul rescues from the heart

Saving with Soul rescues from the heart

Saving with Soul Pet Rescue of Northwest Florida may not have a brick and mortar building, but they have a lot of heart and they spread it all across the Panhandle. More than 25 foster families from Santa Rosa to Walton County volunteer for the organization taking in dogs from local shelters that would otherwise […]

Shirley Lee Brown: Legacy of love and service

Shirley Lee Brown:  Legacy of love and service

Shirley Lee Brown, a friend of many and a stranger to none, died Dec. 23 after a brief illness. “Miss Shirley,” as she was affectionately called by her friends, became firmly rooted in the Navarre Community in 1978. It didn’t take long for her to become Navarre’s most devoted ambassador and volunteer. Her husband Charlie’s […]

Veterans Day salute

Veterans Day salute

The three-day WWII AirPower Expo at the New Orleans, La. Lakefont Airport ended Sunday but left a lifetime of memories for those in attendance. This event was a must-see for those that enjoy history, vintage aircraft, air shows, and veterans eager to share their stories. One such veteran was Mervin T. Medine, 94, from Baton […]

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

SpringHill Suites: Room with a view

When it opens in the spring of 2017, SpringHill Suites will feature resort-style amenities including the indoor and outdoor pools, full-service restaurant, bar and lounge and numerous beach side activities. The hotel will have a 4,000-square foot meeting space with sweeping views of the Gulf designed to accommodate social gatherings, receptions, business meetings and weddings. […]

Water system seeks approval for conditional land use

Water system seeks approval for conditional land use

The Holley-Navarre Water System is seeking conditional-use of land that it has owned for 10 years to build two Rapid Infiltration Basin Systems (RIBS) to effectively eliminate treated waste water otherwise known as reclaimed water or effluent.  There will be no mechanical building or equipment on the site of the RIBS and the entire site […]

Sea turtle killed by propeller

Sea turtle killed by propeller

A deceased loggerhead sea turtle weighing more than 150 pounds was found floating in the Gulf east of the pier on Saturday afternoon.  Cinnamon Holderman with the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Patrol was called out to assess the turtle.  The turtle had very pronounced propeller cuts into the shell.  Cathy Holmes, also with the Navarre […]

Crawling for a Cause

Crawling for a Cause

Air Force veteran Robert Reyes had the idea to have a Pub Crawl in Navarre to support local businesses and to raise money for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Little did he know then – that six years later, he would be the owner of a local business, O’Connor’s Pub and Grill. Can’t […]

Vision : A SAFER Santa Rosa

Vision : A SAFER Santa Rosa

Daniel Hahn, the Santa Rosa County Emergency Management Plans Chief Coordinator, is Scottish and sometimes wears a kilt when he gives presentations. Such was the case when he spoke to the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce members on Friday. “You might remember more because you will remember I’m the guy with the kilt,” Hahn […]

11 flags memorialize the UH-60M crew

11 flags memorialize the UH-60M crew

Six weeks ago, Gail Stangeland heard on the radio that the families of the 11 service members who perished in the Black Hawk crash on March 10, 2015, were coming to Navarre for a remembrance ceremony. “I was passing by the makeshift memorial on the Navarre Causeway and it really bothered me,” Stangeland recounted. “I […]

HBTS Drainage Town Hall meeting

HBTS Drainage Town Hall meeting

Baskerville Donovan brought its drainage study presentation to the Holley by the Sea Recreation Facility for a town hall meeting at the request of HBTS Board President Yvonne Harper. About 50-60 members were present as well as Santa Rosa County Administrator Tony Gomillion, County Engineer Roger Blaylock and County Commissioner Rob Williamson. Read the full […]

Beach Beautification volunteer group quits

Beach Beautification volunteer group quits

Much of the foliage, trees and the entry signs to and from Navarre Beach are the product of a group of dedicated volunteers who are Beach Beautification Committee (BBC) members of the Navarre Beach Leaseholders and Residents Association (NBLRA.) Similar to many other committee projects in Navarre, the BBC existed to meet a need that […]

RESTORE Multi-year implementation plans advance

RESTORE Multi-year implementation plans advance

The 12 projects chosen by the RESTORE council and vetted through the county commissioners in September will move forward as a group or a Multi-Year Implementation Plan (MYIP) this month to the Department of Treasury. Commissioners Rob Williamson and Bob Cole both expressed misgivings about the Second Chance Outreach project, but they were encouraged by […]

Surprise renaming of Navarre Park fizzles

Surprise renaming of Navarre Park fizzles

Without consulting key stakeholders or polling constituents, Commissioner Rob Williamson placed an agenda item on the County Commissioners’ agenda to rename Navarre Park to Navarre Memorial Park only to pull it after hearing the sentiments of the other commissioners and the public. The only notice given was in the backup materials provided for the meeting […]

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

Beach leaseholders approve fire tax increase

The Navarre Beach Leaseholders approved an increase in the amount of commercial property taxes for fire protection at their monthly meeting Saturday. The current commercial rate is $900 for up to 10,000 square feet and $3,600 for more than 10,000 square feet. The new rate for commercial is $900 for the first 10,000 square feet […]

Bigger Better Bridge

Bigger Better Bridge

A “notice to proceed” to replace the aging Pensacola Bay Bridge will be given by end of the year if everything falls into place, says Florida Department of Transportation engineer, Kerrie Harrell. Harrell drove from Tallahassee Thursday morning, Jan. 14 to speak to the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce meeting at the Andrews Institute. “My […]

Pier pressure relief

Pier pressure relief

Pier managers, Scott Rayner and Stephanie Maddox addressed the county commissioners Monday. Management company, Coastal Concessions, (Coastal) is current on the admission fees owed Santa Rosa County and is seeking equitable relief on portions of their pier maintenance contract with Santa Rosa County. County Commissioner Rob Williamson met with Coastal prior to the Monday meeting […]

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Weeks Marine won the bid for the Navarre Beach restoration project and operations are expected to commence in March with completion in mid-June. Weeks Marine is the same company that performed the Navarre Beach restoration in 2006 and was the low bidder coming in at $14,920,300 – $3 million less than the original estimate. The […]

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

Navarre Beach: Tsunami Ready Certified

In the unlikely event there is a tsunami, Santa Rosa County Emergency Management has completed a Tsunami Plan and completed a “table-top exercise,” according to Brad Baker, Director of Emergency Management for Santa Rosa County, in a memo addressed to the board of county commissioners. Recent studies headed by the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico […]

Uber in Navarre

Uber in Navarre

Uber has been around since 2009, but Navarre didn’t have any drivers until a year ago. What is Uber? The name itself is German in origin and means “outstanding or supreme example of a particular kind of person or thing.”   However, now it is the name of a company that developed an app that provides […]

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

Articles of Incorporation trump bylaws

The Holley-Navarre Water System members’ attempt at the Oct. 27 board meeting to enhance the proxy system for voting was shot down by its attorney Michael Tidwell at a subsequent Nov. 17 water board meeting. Tidwell cited several reasons, including that the board meeting was being held expressly for the purpose of discussing golf course […]

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

Artificial reefs provide teachable moments

If you have ever wondered what kind of fish we have at our artificial reefs off of Navarre Beach, then you need to either dive the reefs or attend a class at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Classes are held once a quarter and one was held Saturday. Our reefs are designated as a […]

That’s what best friends are for

That’s what best friends are for

For more than a month, Angie Klug has kept  a secret from her best friend, Jami Moore, who is a kindergarten teacher at West Navarre Primary School.  Klug has been raising money to help Moore pay almost $20,000 in medical bills insurance will not cover as Moore goes through chemotherapy and radiation. Moore was recently diagnosed with breast […]

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