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County tourism grapples with COVID-19

County tourism grapples with COVID-19

This information was current as of March 17. The COVID-19 pandemic is a fluid, ever changing situation. For the latest updates, please visit the NavarrePress.com homepage.  Thursday morning Tourist Development Director Julie White told the Board of County Commissioners the risk to Santa Rosa County tourism from the novel coronavirus COVID-19 would be less than […]

Enjoy a sunset dinner at Hemingways

Enjoy a sunset dinner at Hemingways

Hemingway’s Island Grill, a beautiful beachfront restaurant located on Quietwater Beach Road on Pensacola Beach, has the beach charm and style both locals and visitors are looking for when they need a break from the fast pace of life. While the restaurant has been newly remodeled with a fresh beach-friendly look, all the favorites on […]

Competing tourism projects must make the grade

Competing tourism projects must make the grade

Bed tax revenues are on the rise again in Santa Rosa County, but the citizen board tasked with oversight of spending those tourism dollars is keeping the purse strings tight. Read the full article in the Mar. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options.Click here to sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

Bistro 98 now serving weekday specials

Bistro 98 now serving weekday specials

Located midway between Navarre and Gulf Breeze, Bistro 98 is the perfect place to enjoy a home-cooked meal for both breakfast and lunch. Bistro 98 now has a special for every day of the work week. Come by and enjoy the Hamburger Steak Special on Mondays and Thursdays. The delicious eight-ounce steak plate is served […]

Southern Specialty introduces new spring line of clothing

Southern Specialty introduces new spring line of clothing

As spring approaches and the Florida temperatures heat up, so do the trends at Southern Specialty.Known for featuring the latest fashions at their boutique, Southern Specialty owners and sisters-in-law, Lisa Gambill and Magda Morton, are always keeping their store stocked with the most stylish clothing and cutest gift ideas for that special someone in your […]

Navarre’s first ER set to open in late 2020

Navarre’s first ER set to open in late 2020

In nine short months, Navarre’s first free-standing emergency room is set to accept its first patients. Representatives of HCA Healthcare’s Fort Walton Beach Medical Center held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for the Navarre ER to be located just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 98 and the Navarre Beach bridge. Read the full article […]

Approvals given for The Boulevard

Approvals given for The Boulevard

The Boulevard, a massive retail and dining project planned for Navarre, has inched closer to reality after gaining support from the county zoning board for two variances Feb. 13. But the process revealed problems at the county level. Initially made public in February 2018, conceptual site plans for The Boulevard included a movie theater, retail shops […]

Windjammers gearing up for a fun summer

Windjammers gearing up for a fun summer

With the sun coming back out and the Gulf of Mexico warming up, Windjammers on the Pier has big plans for the warmer months ahead of us. Mardi Gras was a huge success, and now Windjammers is preparing for a hot summer full of fun.This beach-front restaurant is “really focusing on being a facility that […]

H&R Block guides you through tax season

H&R Block guides you through tax season

Tax credits for solar panel installation are very popular in the sunny Florida Panhandle. The Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit offsets the expense of a solar improvement to residential property and may be claimed using IRS form 5695. It is important to understand how this valuable credit functions before committing to the hefty price […]

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, […]

Island Style expanding footprint, doubling staff

Island Style expanding footprint, doubling staff

It’s been a good five years for Island Style, an independent small business in Navarre offering souvenirs and beachy-themed items. So good, in fact, that the business has announced a massive expansion of the store. Co-owners Jeff Elbert and Mario Roberts publicly announced the expansion, and subsequent hiring of new employees, last week. Read the […]

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 […]

TDC setting rules for project funding

TDC setting rules for project funding

After years of funding a variety of tourism amenities as they came up, the Tourist Development Council (TDC) made a move Feb. 6 toward limiting those big ticket spends to the budget cycle and creating a matrix to better measure their potential. Up to this point, infrastructure and amenity projects requesting funding through the TDC […]

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 […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber’s annual awards and installation themed, “There’s No Place Like Home,” was held Friday, Jan. 31 at the Navarre Conference Center. Awards received for work accomplished in 2019: Business of the Year: Ken Rudzki and Cheryl Chant, Juana’s Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill Citizen Award of the Year: Frankie and Barbara Gibbs Volunteer of the […]

Ira Mae Bruce honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Ira Mae Bruce honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Few people make enough impact in their lifetime to shape an entire community. Even fewer earn the respect of so many people that those efforts are memorialized. But during the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Awards Gala Friday night, one such woman received the Lifetime Achievement Award: Ira Mae Hewatt Bruce. Read the […]

Scooter’s values customer satisfaction

Scooter’s values customer satisfaction

Serving some of the freshest seafood on the Emerald Coast, Scooter’s Fish House is a must-eat-at dining location for locals and tourists alike.Scooter’s, located on Highway 87 South in Navarre, is ranked among the top five restaurants in Navarre, according to TripAdvisor, and there is no indication its popularity is going to trail off anytime […]

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras at the Beacon

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras at the Beacon

The Beacon assisted-living community is celebrating the month of February in style. They are hosting not only a Mardi Gras Ball, but also a Happy Hearts Valentine’s Day Party with Elvis. Family, friends and neighbors are all invited to join in these festive and fun events.The Valentine’s Day party will be held in the dining […]

SECURE Act changes retirement landscape

SECURE Act changes retirement landscape

It might not have made the headlines, but a recently passed piece of legislation could affect the IRAs and 401(k)s of millions of Americans beginning in 2020 according to an Edward Jones press release. The new laws, collectively called the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act, include these noteworthy changes: Read the […]

Juana’s gives $14,050 to local charities

Juana’s gives $14,050 to local charities

Out of pain and loss came $14,050 of giving from the owners and family behind a staple of Navarre Beach, Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill. Through its annual Penguin Plunge Jan. 1, Juana’s raised the funds for three charities relating to mental health and suicide prevention in Northwest Florida. The recipients are Healing Paws for […]

Local lawn expert and author to hold lawn workshop

Local lawn expert and author to hold lawn workshop

Skip Orth, author of the book “What Every Home Owner On The Emerald Coast Needs To Know About Lawn Care” and owner of Father and Son Pest and Lawn Solutions, will be holding a lawn workshop for homeowners or anyone else desiring to increase their knowledge on how to keep grass healthy. Skip has been […]

Little Caesars now offering delivery, just in time for Super Bowl

Little Caesars now offering delivery, just in time for Super Bowl

With Super Bowl Sunday right around the corner, what better way to feed your football fanatic friends than with a Hot n Ready pizza at a very affordable price?Little Caesars in Navarre has got you covered.This veteran-owned franchise has been open for five months now, and they are loving this new journey. Little Caesars launched […]