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Stories by Wendy Victora Rudman

Stories by Wendy Victora Rudman

Finding acceptance in having your soul exposed

January 14, 2022

I’m not always the sharpest technological pencil in the pack, so it took me a while to catch on to the fact that the ads appearing on my Facebook newsfeed were not just randomly things I liked. Like a long while. Years, in fact.

I just thought of it as one of the little miracles of life that the ads that I saw were often for things I actually sought or had thought of buying.

Beach bird? Not really

January 14, 2022

In his years of living on the 16th floor of Beach Colony Resort on Navarre Beach, Hardin McLean has seen a lot of seagulls, pelicans and ospreys.

Saturday, he saw something new.

Longtime Press Gazette publisher dies: ‘Rest well, Fletch. You’re already missed’

January 6, 2022

For more than 30 years, if you visited the office of the Santa Rosa Press Gazette, you’d likely meet Jim Fletcher.

He was editor before he was publisher. He was passionate about Milton and about local news and about his “family” of employees. On Jan. 5, his family learned that Fletcher, who was hospitalized on New Year’s Day, had died of cancer at an area hospital a few days later. He was 64.

Senior surfers still catching waves

January 5, 2022

Tommy Greenwell can still remember the first time he paddled out into the waves near the Pensacola Pier. He was 10 years old and wanted to be like his older brother, an avid surfer.

That first day, he learned how to sit on the board.

Come join the conversation in our community newsrooms

January 5, 2022

For Christmas this year, I got some of the most wonderful gifts of all – feedback from readers that they love Navarre Press and appreciate our role in the community.

A few people went out of their way to send us this gift. Others mentioned it when they were making sure their subscriptions didn’t expire.

Hotels and a Starbucks are in talks with county

January 3, 2022
Speculation over which national coffee shop chain was being considered for Navarre ended last month, when county officials met with a representatives for a Tennessee-based company to discuss plans for a “Starbucks Navarre.”

Looking back at the top stories from December, 2021

January 2, 2022

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier breaks attendance, revenue records

When the Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners met Dec. 6, they learned what they may have already realized.

Looking back at the top stories from November, 2021

January 2, 2022

Chief: ‘It’s definitely going to save lives’

As of 9 a.m. Nov. 15, the Navarre Beach Fire Rescue joined a small group of departments in the county to be ALS-certified.

Looking back at the top stories from October, 2021

January 1, 2022

‘The winner is … Navarre Beach Fire Rescue’

Members of Navarre Beach Fire Rescue (NBFR) gathered with family and friends to watch the Land Rover “Defender Above & Beyond Service Awards” ceremony held on Tuesday, Sept. 28.

Looking back at the top stories from September, 2021

January 1, 2022

Navarre Park completion delayed until November

The newest projected date for completion of Navarre Park has been pushed back to very late November, according to Santa Rosa County officials.

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