Lifestyle/Leisure

Navarre Beach closed to public as of March 21

Navarre Beach closed to public as of March 21

Amid calls from health care professionals to shut down the shorelines due to COVID-19 fears, Santa Rosa County officials announced Friday morning that all public beach areas will close at midnight. Restaurants that have not already done so are being directed to move entirely to to-go ordering. No on-premises dining will be allowed.The closure includes […]

Turner House ruled structurally sound

Turner House ruled structurally sound

In yet another setback for the county, a derelict and crumbling home, known locally as the “Turner House,” at the western end of Gulf Boulevard has been ruled structurally sound. District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech confirmed that the ruling ends their latest attempt to get the nuisance gulf-front home demolished. Read the full article […]

Co-parenting basics

Co-parenting basics

Is the subject of bedtime routine an issue in your co-parenting relationship and journey? Really think about if you have gotten angered because maybe your bedtime schedule is different from your ex’s. Is there a bedtime and/or a routine in one home and maybe no structure or scheduled morning/bedtime routine in the other home? Is this […]

FWC sets 2020 red snapper season

FWC sets 2020 red snapper season

The 2020 season for red snapper fishing in the Gulf of Mexico will take place June 11-July 25. There is the possibility of a fall season depending on if the quota of 1,913,451 pounds is not exceeded during the summer season. In 2019, an additional eight days were added in the fall. The summer season […]

Inkie is ready for early spring after hibernation

Inkie is ready for early spring after hibernation

A few weeks back, that famous groundhog up north didn’t see his shadow and they said an early spring would be coming. I heard my friends at the office talking about it…it brought me out of my long winter’s nap. A groundhog. Predicting spring. Really? Why don’t they ask an expert…like me! Read the full […]

Popular spring turkey season begins in March

Popular spring turkey season begins in March

Spring turkey season is just around the corner, and it tends to be the most popular one. It is scheduled to kick off outside the wildlife management area system March 21 and run through April 26 for most of the state. However, the portion of Florida that is south of State Road 70 will see […]

Fishing, hunting highlight agenda items for FWC

Fishing, hunting highlight agenda items for FWC

When the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meets later this month in Tallahassee, several items involving fishing will be on the agenda. That includes setting a recreational season for red snapper in state waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed season is June 11 through July 25, a total of 45 days, which […]

Navarre Beach’s trash gets bashed

Navarre Beach’s trash gets bashed

Thousands of pounds of garbage, such as fishing line and plastics, are left or washed up on Navarre Beach each year. Much of this debris can be harmful and even deadly to local wildlife such as endangered sea turtles, fish and nesting shore birds. But a troop of volunteers, armed with trash grabbers, are taking […]

Tread Lightly Campaign promotes responsible outdoor use

Tread Lightly Campaign promotes responsible outdoor use

The Tread Lightly Campaign – a national initiative — continues to be one that pushes to strike a balance between the need of people to enjoy outdoor recreation while maintaining healthy ecosystems and thriving populations of fish and wildlife. Hunting is a big focal point of the initiative, particularly in wildlife management areas, and Tammy […]

Changes set to go into effect for spotted seatrout

Changes set to go into effect for spotted seatrout

Several changes are on the horizon for spotted seatrout, starting Feb. 1. The changes include a closure to spotted seatrout harvest in the new Western Panhandle management zone. Spotted seatrout are one of Florida’s most popular inshore fisheries. Read the full article in the Jan. 30 issue of Navarre Press.Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options.Click […]

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 […]

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! My name’s Graywolf, the one in gray tabby stripes, and the two orange tabby boys on each side of me are my brothers Hagar and Opie. We are all 16-week-old boys looking for a […]

Redecking expected to conclude prior to busy summer season

Redecking expected to conclude prior to busy summer season

After months of prep work, workers began placing new deck boards Jan. 15 on the longest pier in the Gulf of Mexico. Now the contractor, RJ Gorman Marine Construction LLC of Panama City, has 90 days to complete the work on site under the terms of a $1.12 million contract with Santa Rosa County to […]

FWC set to approve red snapper season next month

FWC set to approve red snapper season next month

Recreational red snapper season isn’t too far off. And a new season is set to be approved in February. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is recommending a continuous 45-day season that kicks off June 11 and runs through July 25. “Our staff estimates that the harvest can stay open through July 25 […]

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