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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 […]

Education signs installed in Navarre Beach Marine Park

Education signs installed in Navarre Beach Marine Park

Santa Rosa County has placed new educational signage at the Navarre Beach Marine Park Gulf Side Sea Oat Circle pavilion complex depicting the gulf side snorkel reef’s location, local marine wildlife and habitat resources. In addition, a free-to-use binocular viewer has been added to the bird observation overlook, with educational signage on local nesting shorebirds. […]

Budget recommendations set to benefit FWC conservation efforts

Budget recommendations set to benefit FWC conservation efforts

Budget recommendations are in place for the 2020-21 fiscal year in the state of Florida and several are set up to benefit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and its environmental initiatives. More than $20 million is recommended to be dedicated to a wide range of initiatives, including $9.9 million to combat invasive species […]

Co-parenting Basics

Co-parenting Basics

With the holidays right around the corner, here is a thought-provoking question. Do you and your ex have a discussion and/or come to agreements and arrangements during the holidays that allow your child(ren) time with each other’s extended family? While co-parenting through the holidays, it is important to remember that relationships that were and are […]

Old Fort Jackson integral to defense of Savannah in war time

Old Fort Jackson integral to defense of Savannah in war time

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 Old Fort Jackson during a trip to Savannah, Ga. Savannah didn’t fall to the Union until near the end of the Civil War, in part […]

Co-parenting Basics

Co-parenting Basics

This week I am highlighting formula parts three and four for successful, respectful and responsible co-parenting. Formula part three for successful, respectful and responsible co-parenting is “always do the right thing, even if your ex isn’t.” There can’t be a blame game in successful co-parenting, so you must “set aside your differences” (formula part 2), so […]

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 […]

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