Gulf Breeze gumbo raises scholarship funds

Gulf Breeze gumbo raises scholarship funds

The Rotary Club of Gulf Breeze welcomes gumbo connoisseurs to sample and savor as 20 teams battle for the title of best gumbo maker at the 15th annual Gumbo Cook-Off March 28. Celebrity judges will name the Best Gumbo award and the crowd will vote for the People’s Choice award.  Nearly 1,200 people sampled gumbo […]

More than 1,000 cats spayed, neutered

More than 1,000 cats spayed, neutered

From manatees to sports teams to autism and more, Floridians can select from a variety of custom license plates at the local DMV. Each specialty license plate comes with an added cost with the promise that those funds will go toward causes associated with the license plate theme. One such plate is the Animal Friend […]

Minor changes made to compendium for Gulf Islands

Minor changes made to compendium for Gulf Islands

Gulf Islands National Seashore has released its Superintendent’s Compendium for 2020. The compendium is a list of how federal regulations and policies are implemented at the national seashore. The compendium is reviewed each year by park management and changes are made based on conditions, operations, comments from the community and visitors as well as resource […]

Navarre woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

Navarre woman accused of stabbing boyfriend

Deputies arrested a Navarre woman Thursday morning for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend with a kitchen knife.  According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office press release, deputies were called about a stabbing on the 7500 block of Blackjack Circle in Navarre. The male victim had been stabbed in the abdomen and also cut on his […]

Happy Navarrdi Gras!

Happy Navarrdi Gras!

Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade 2020 winners Overall winner: Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Commercial Division 1. Springhill Suites 2. Navarre Properties 3. Windjammers on the Pier Community Groups 1. Navarre Chamber 2. Krewe of Misfits 3. Vinyl Me Crazy Walking Division 1. A Time to Dance Golf Cart Division 1. #29 Kim Ream […]

Holley by the Sea rec center improves accessibility

Holley by the Sea rec center improves accessibility

Holley by the Sea just completed phase one of a renovation project, otherwise known as the “Accessibility Project.” This phase cost just shy of $1.1 million and provides a new entrance to the recreational facility that is accessible to those that may need assistance including wheelchairs and walkers. Former board president Tom Beckman, general manager […]

County seeking new waste hauling contract

County seeking new waste hauling contract

Waste Pro could be out as Navarre’s solid waste hauler. After months of complaints by residents, Santa Rosa County is looking to re-bid the contract for garbage, yard waste and recycling hauling services in the unincorporated areas of the county according to documentation released today.  Under the proposal going before county commissioners Monday, a new […]

Pace man arrested in DUI homicide

Pace man arrested in DUI homicide

Florida Highway Patrol arrested a Pace man Feb. 12 after he allegedly drove his car head on into another vehicle, killing the driver. According to a press release, an FHP traffic homicide investigator developed sufficient probable cause to obtain warrants for the arrest of Jack Christopher Tchorzewski, 36, of Pace. Read the full article in […]

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery to host 2020 Craft Beer Fest

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery to host 2020 Craft Beer Fest

Calling craft beer lovers of all kinds! On Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ye Olde Brothers Brewery will be hosting the 2020 Craft Beer Fest. Come sample beer from local and home breweries of the Emerald Coast area. The 30-dollar ticket covers entry to the event, all you can drink beer […]

British Pedlar introduces chocolate Easter egg collection

British Pedlar introduces chocolate Easter egg collection

Chocolate Easter eggs are a big deal in England. According to Statista.com, over 80 million Easter eggs are sold in the UK every year, and the average child will consume eight of them. Every Easter, children look forward to Easter morning where they eagerly hunt for eggs and then dig into their chocolate findings. Luckily, […]

Santa Rosa County Arrests

Santa Rosa County Arrests

Feb 5, 2020 – Feb 17, 2020 Feb 3, 2020 – Feb 10, 2020 Jan. 24, 2020 – Feb 3, 2020 Jan. 20, 2020 – Jan 25, 2020 Jan. 10, 2020 – Jan 17, 2020 Jan. 3, 2020 – Jan 12, 2020 Dec. 23, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020 December 16 – 23, 2019 December […]

Navarre woman allegedly defrauds man of bail money

Navarre woman allegedly defrauds man of bail money

A Texas man called local authorities after he was allegedly defrauded money meant to pay his grandson’s bond. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, the victim’s grandson was currently in Santa Rosa County Jail, and he called his grandfather to tell him that a church group was allegedly offering a program […]

Navarre debaters headed to state tourney

Navarre debaters headed to state tourney

The Navarre High School Speech and Debate team scored high marks during the qualifier tournament Feb. 1 at Niceville High School, securing spots for nine students in the state tournament in Orlando later this month. World Schools Debate team winners are Tyler England, Gavin Green and Juliana Pilgrim. Congressional Debate winners are Andrew Flournoy and […]

Wine and Dine for Dravet coming to Juana’s

Wine and Dine for Dravet coming to Juana’s

Folks will be wining and dining in support of the Dravet Syndrome Foundation on the beach Feb. 28 during the annual Wine & Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte organized and hosted by Cheryl Chant and Ken Rudzki, Charlotte’s grandparents. It will be held at Juana’s Club Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill in Navarre. Read […]

Public Notice #2303 SOE Book Closing

NOTICE OF BOOK CLOSING   Supervisor of Elections, Tappie A. Villane, hereby gives Notice that the Santa Rosa County voter registration books will close on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., for registration to be eligible to vote in the Presidential Preference Primary Election that will be held on March 17, 2020.  Please remember, […]

Public Notice #2302 SOE_ Canvassing Board

PUBLIC NOTICE   Notice is hereby given that the members of the Santa Rosa County Canvassing Board for the March 17, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary Election, will meet at the following times, at the Supervisor of Elections, 6495 Caroline Street, Suite F, Milton, FL.   2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 19, 2020 – Canvassing Board kickoff […]

Prescribed burns a possibility this month

Prescribed burns a possibility this month

Gulf Islands National Seashore is planning to conduct small controlled burns at some point this month within the Naval Live Oaks Area near Gulf Breeze. The national seashore has developed small burn blocks to minimize potential impacts to roads. Read the full article in the Feb. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

One Hour Air helps local homes through the rest of winter

One Hour Air helps local homes through the rest of winter

In the Northwest Florida area, it’s vital to have a functioning heating and cooling system in a home. Constant unexpected temperature fluctuations make these systems essential in any home along the Emerald Coast. One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating offers all the furnace and air conditioning services you need for comfort and efficiency in every […]

Love is in the air at Vine Wine Bar

Love is in the air at Vine Wine Bar

With Valentine’s Day coming up, what better way to spend your romantic evening than at a relaxing and intimate dinner environment like Vine Wine Bar?This is exactly where owners David Hoar and Melissa Whitfield’s love story began back in 2013.They had their second date and first kiss at Vine Wine and Bar Shop when they […]

Let’s have a ball

Let’s have a ball

Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras court King, Doc Chappell; Queen, Jennifer Morgan; Queen of Hearts, Michelle Whikehart; Lester the Jester, Yolie Donley. Not pictured is the 2020 Grand Marshall, Tracey Bragg. Want to go? What: Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade Who: Hosted by Navarre Krewe of Jesters Where: Along Gulf Blvd on Navarre Beach When: […]

A third ER is planned for Navarre

A third ER is planned for Navarre

A press release sent out today from Ascension Sacred Heart details plans for a third emergency facility in Navarre, Florida. Navarre currently does not have an ER facility. However, both Fort Walton Medical Center and Baptist Hospital have also announced plans for emergency facilities. The Fort Walton Medical Center location is proposed to be on […]

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala

Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber Foundation held their Annual Awards Gala on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach. The special event with the theme, “Prom Night,” reflected on the previous year, recognized the Chamber’s outgoing Chairman of the Board and honored their annual award recipients. Chamber board member Bobby Potomski is recognized for […]

Gulf Breeze youth pastor charged with sex crimes involving child

Gulf Breeze youth pastor charged with sex crimes involving child

A Gulf Breeze youth pastor arrested Feb. 10 for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit messages with and content with a 13-year-old girl in the youth group. According to a Gulf Breeze Police Department arrest report, Ryan Scott Walsh, 27, of Navarre was placed on administrative leave last week from Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church after complaints […]

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