Lifestyle/Leisure

Farm to City fights ‘hidden hunger’

Farm to City fights ‘hidden hunger’

There are more than 21,000 people without enough food to eat in Santa Rosa County, according to data from Feeding America. Leading into a holiday focused on food—Thanksgiving–many families may not be able to put an elaborate meal, or any meal, on the table. That is where the Farm to City initiative steps in. Running […]

Co-parenting basics

Co-parenting basics

This week I am highlighting formula parts one and two for successful, respectful and responsible co-parenting. Formula part one is “make a choice” every day to co-parent respectfully and responsibly. You know the saying, “It takes 30 days to make a habit?” Accept this as a 30-day challenge to putting in place daily formula part […]

Fall tends to lead to more interactions with bears

Fall tends to lead to more interactions with bears

This is the time of the year when the likelihood of a bear being hit by a vehicle rises. Last month, two bears were struck on Highway 87, including a nearly 500-pound male in the Holley area. The other bear killed was a 40-pound cub just north of Holley. They are unfortunate incidents but not […]

Introducing a new column by Kari Clemmer: Co-Parenting Basics

Introducing a new column by Kari Clemmer: Co-Parenting Basics

Hi there, I am Kari Clemmer. Welcome to my column “Co-Parenting Basics.” With a desire to reach a younger demographic and wanting to share valuable co-parenting information through newspapers across the United States, I decided to start introducing my column in places where I know people and that is why I chose Navarre. I reside […]

FWC working to keep Florida free of deer disease

FWC working to keep Florida free of deer disease

In nearly two decades since the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission began its Chronic Wasting Disease surveillance in the state, more than 13,000 deer—including animals killed by a hunter or vehicle, as well as those that died from an illness– have been tested for CWD. The results have come back negative every time.   […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Hi, I’m Honey Bear. I’m a “sweet as honey” female tan pit bull terrier mix. I’m about 3 years old. Won’t you please, pretty please rub my belly? I would just love that!       […]

Popularity of ax throwing continues to grow

Popularity of ax throwing continues to grow

Ax throwing has long been a popular event in lumberjack competitions. It has now emerged as a popular activity in the mainstream world. There is even a World Axe Throwing League and a National Axe Throwing Federation. Dominique Wright helps run a mobile ax throwing site, giving people the opportunity to test it out for […]

Take a Kid Fishing inspires young anglers

Take a Kid Fishing inspires young anglers

Children had an opportunity to learn about fishing with free rods and reels on the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier Saturday morning as part of the 10th annual Take a Kid Fishing event.   Jojo Steward, 6, catches her first fish ever. “It felt squishy,” she said. “It was fun to reel it in, but it […]

State opens short fall season for red snapper

State opens short fall season for red snapper

Good news has arrived for anglers craving extra days of fishing for red snapper. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced this month that six additional days have been added to the season in the Gulf of Mexico. Open to private recreational anglers and for-hire operations, the following dates are open for red snapper fishing: Oct. 12-13, […]

Shark takes a bite out of prized catch for Newell

Shark takes a bite out of prized catch for Newell

Jeremy Newell set out to reel in quite a catch for the Navarre Fishing Rodeo this past weekend. Fishing off a bout in about 200 feet of water, he ended up losing his prize gag grouper to a shark. Read the full article in the Oct. 10 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Wheelchair accessible mats removed from Navarre Beach

Wheelchair accessible mats removed from Navarre Beach

Navarre Beach’s two wheelchair accessible beach mats, called mobi mats, have been missing from the beach since Sept. 13. They had to be removed after state officials warned they were a violation of construction regulations. County Administrator Dan Schebler said legal concerns regarding the mats were brought to the county’s attention by the Florida Department […]

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Navarre Chamber Foundation gears up for 2019 Okaloosa Gas Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation welcomes returning headline sponsor Okaloosa Gas District to the 2019 fishing rodeo slated for Oct. 5-6 on Navarre Beach. Organized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber Foundation, the event is entering its seventh year and is one stop on what will be the 16th annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Hiya! I’m Precious, a female cairn Terrier mix about 3 years old. I get along great with other small dogs, but I’d really prefer a home with no cats or large dogs please! I’ll be the […]

Lifeguards wrapping up safe beach season

Lifeguards wrapping up safe beach season

While lifeguards will remain on Navarre Beach for the coming weeks, they wrapped up the official 2019 summer season Sept. 2. That milestone came with a big announcement: No drownings.   Read the full article in the Sept. 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Meow, I’m Mogi, a 1-year-old spayed female. Purr-leasure to meet you! I weigh eight pounds and have a pretty medium length black and brown tiger stripe coat that is oh-so-pettable. Come give this soft kitty a […]

Three-legged kitten finds purr-fect match

Three-legged kitten finds purr-fect match

In a lot of ways, Tres is just like any other 3-month-old kitten. She loves to play. She’s curious about the world around her, and she does not mind getting a few pets from her foster mom. But Tres’ story of survival, and the scars that document it, set her apart.   Read the full […]

Coast Guard: Boating accidents, deaths decline

Coast Guard: Boating accidents, deaths decline

Boating fatalities, injuries and accidents all decreased slightly in 2018, according to statistics released by the United States Coast Guard last week. There were 633 boating fatalities in 2018, a 3.8 % decrease from 2017 when there were 658.   Read the full article in the Sept. 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Paw-leasure to meet you. My name is Etta James, and I am a classy young lady awaiting adoption at the animal shelter. I’m a red and white collie rough and clumber spaniel. I’m 5 years old […]

Navarre Beach gets recycling ‘toy chest’

Navarre Beach gets recycling ‘toy chest’

Of the discarded items gathered off Navarre Beach each month by volunteers, plastic toys are a common problem. Purchased for family fun in the sun, the items can get lost or even intentionally left behind in the sand.   Read the full article in the Aug. 22 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

Adoptable pets at Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter

If you would like to adopt a pet, contact the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter at (850) 983-4680.   Hi! We’re a rambunctious trio of adoptable 14-week-old kittens known as Edgar, Allen and Poe. Unlike our gloomy namesake, we are bundles of fun, and we would paws-itively love to bring that joy into your home! […]

More to the Fountain of Youth than just water

More to the Fountain of Youth than just water

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on The Fountain of Youth, which I visited during my trip to St. Augustine. Along a main street in St. Augustine, complete with stores and a […]

New rules in place for deer harvest

New rules in place for deer harvest

The reporting system for deer harvest during the new season has changed. All hunters, including those under the age of 16, must now log their harvested deer prior to moving it from where it was located. Hunters must also report the harvested deer within 24 hours.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 […]

History comes alive inside nation’s oldest masonry fort

History comes alive inside nation’s oldest masonry fort

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Castillo de San Marcos, which I visited during my trip to St. Augustine. Gunshots are fired over the water by a man dressed as a […]

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