Lifestyle/Leisure

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 […]

Original Underground Railroad led to Fort Mose

Original Underground Railroad led to Fort Mose

This is the latest in a series of articles that will appear occasionally throughout the year on outdoor opportunities worth checking out, both in Florida and, every so often, outside the state. This story features my trip to St. Augustine and a visit to Fort Mose. Slaves in the 1700s in the British-controlled Carolinas had […]

Kittens bring high energy to charity yoga events

Kittens bring high energy to charity yoga events

They may not help strike a perfect warrior one, and downward facing dog is their least favorite pose. But what these new fuzzy yoga partners lack in skill, they make up for in cuteness. Kittens are taking yoga studios across northwest Florida by storm as instructors have been taking up kitten yoga sessions in partnership […]

Flashlights keeping sea turtles away

Flashlights keeping sea turtles away

Walk over the boardwalks of Navarre Beach last week and the scene resembles Christmas Eve, with waves of flickering lights. After sundown, hundreds of visitors took to the shoreline with flashlights, head lamps and cellphones to light their way. While strolling moonlit beaches is part of vacationing, the bright lights pose a risk to wildlife, […]

Holiday visitors greeted by restroom mess

Holiday visitors greeted by restroom mess

Fourth of July visitors to Navarre Beach had an unpleasant surprise in the women’s public restrooms. The only ADA accessible stall of the bathroom was temporarily closed after a pile of human feces was found on the floor that afternoon. When the county was informed of the issue, it was stated that the problem would […]

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.   Howdy! I’m Manny, a 93-pound neutered male brown and black mix. I am about 6 years old, with many more years of love to give! Wouldn’t it be woof-ferful to bring home a new family member? […]

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Importance of campfire safety can’t be emphasized enough

Camping is pretty much a year-round activity in Florida. And that means campfires are part of the equation. Handled properly, they bring added fun to a weekend trip. Mishandled and it can lead to big-time problems.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

Rescued kittens seeking forever homes

Rescued kittens seeking forever homes

Kitten season is still in full swing, and cat rescue groups across the country are feeling the strain. This is especially true in Santa Rosa County. The county’s animal shelter is feeling the pinch. After months of great numbers, June saw a spike in euthanasia. The cats below are available for adoption:   Posh   […]

Park service fine-tuning rules on personal watercraft

Park service fine-tuning rules on personal watercraft

The National Park Service released the final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for personal watercraft use at Gulf Islands National Seashore on Friday. The public can view the statement online at https://parkplanning.nps.gov/guis-PWC-EIS.   As seen in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to […]

Griffin sets state record for flathead catfish catch

Griffin sets state record for flathead catfish catch

A Santa Rosa County resident recently set a state record for a flathead catfish. Marvin Griffin caught the fish in the Yellow River on a rod and reel using live bait. The catfish checked in at 69.3 pounds, measuring 47 inches long and featuring a girth of 34.25 inches.   Read the full article in […]

Nest count dismays turtle protectors

Nest count dismays turtle protectors

Navarre Beach has had seven loggerhead sea turtle nests since the season started in May, said Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center founder Cathy Holmes. The season is off to a wobbly start but is an improvement over last year, when nesting numbers hit an all-time low.   Read the full article in the July […]

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