Lifestyle/Leisure

Navarre Garden Club hosts free tree giveaway

Navarre Garden Club hosts free tree giveaway

Local residents lined up at Baptist Medical Park Navarre Saturday morning for a free tree giveaway. Members of the Navarre Garden Club were there distributing nearly 5,200 free trees of five varieties including red maple, silver maple, green ash, yellow poplar and live oak. Jo Parnell of the Navarre Garden Club said that the club […]

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

Chamber announces Chef for “Taste”

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC) announced Friday Chef Marcus Samuelsson will be the headliner for the 2014 Taste of Navarre, which will be held Sunday, May 4 in Navarre Park. Chef Samuelsson has appeared on numerous Food Network programs, Bravo’s Top Chef Masters and is co-host of ABC’s The Taste. He is […]

Couple travels through Navarre by horseback, bike

Couple travels through Navarre by horseback, bike

If you drove Highway 98 last Friday then you might have seen Meadow, trotting down the shoulder of the road alongside traffic. A literal dog and pony show, Meadow the horse, her owner Hannah Lauzon, her fiancé Kevin Harvey and their dog Olive trekked through Navarre last week from Asheville, N.C. with no particular destination or […]

Road closure updates: bridges and I-10 now open

Road closure updates: bridges and I-10 now open

Northbound and southbound lanes of the Pensacola Bay Bridge/Three-Mile Bridge re-opened just after 1 p.m. today. I-10 is also now open. The following roads and bridges are also open: Navarre Beach Causeway (SR 399 Bridge between Navarre and Navarre Beach) U.S. 90 is open with hazards between Escambia and Santa Rosa County The Yellow River Bridge […]

Kigali celebrates his second birthday

Kigali celebrates his second birthday

Kigali, celebrated his second birthday with zoo patrons and staff this afternoon. Rwanda (28), Kigali’s mom, opened all of the presents up for Kigali as he watched. They later shared in the food and treats that were in the boxes. Kigali was born on January 23rd 2012 to mother, Rwanda and dad, Babuka, via emergency […]

Krewe of Jesters Royal Court selected

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters has picked their Royalty for 2014. Pictured from left to right are Jester, Rochelle Greenway; Queen, Robin McNulty; King, James McNulty; Queen of Hearts, LeAnn Whichard. Not pictured is Grand Marshal, Frank Daily. The Mardi Gras Ball is from 6-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Navarre Conference Center. […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo announces “Gamba” as winning giraffe name

Gulf Breeze Zoo announces “Gamba” as winning giraffe name

The baby giraffe born two months ago at Gulf Breeze Zoo finally has a name. After a month-long naming contest, Gulf Breeze Zoo announced today that the winning submission was Gamba, which is African in origin and means “warrior.” Two people submitted the name, and have won a behind the scenes tour with the entire […]

Gulf Power completes U.S. 98 streetlight project

Gulf Power completes U.S. 98 streetlight project

Gulf Power has just completed the installation of nearly 1,000 LED streetlights from Bayshore Road in Gulf Breeze east through Navarre to the Okaloosa County line to help keep drivers more safe when traveling at night. The $2.5 million project was part of a partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation and Santa Rosa County […]

More than 350 take the plunge

More than 350 take the plunge

The New Year was rung in by more than 350 who willingly plunged into the frigid waters in front of Sailors’ Grill and Juana’s Pagodas. Proceeds from the event benefited the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. More pictures can be found HERE. Additional pictures will be added on January 2. Happy New Year! Read more […]

Navarre Beach Coalition wants visitors to see the signs

Navarre Beach Coalition wants visitors to see the signs

Changes will abound at Navarre Beach Park in the coming months — starting with the name of the park itself. The Navarre Beach Coalition met last Friday and discussed multiple items, including moving forward with an effort to create new signage for the park, which will be renamed to Navarre Beach Marine Park. The renaming […]

Science Station wishes you a Merry Fishmas

Science Station wishes you a Merry Fishmas

Santa Claus will trade his sleigh for a paddle board this weekend and will visit the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. However Santa won’t be the only attraction on the beach as the NBMSS will host the inaugural Merry Fishmas Holiday Open House event from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. A family […]

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

Gulf Breeze Zoo welcomes baby giraffe

The newest addition to Gulf Breeze Zoo certainly doesn’t fall short of expectations. New mom Gabby, an 11-year-old reticulated giraffe, gave birth to her first calf and the Zoo is asking for the community’s help in naming him. The 5’8’’ male calf was born on Nov. 10 and his birth has been long awaited. The Zoo […]

Christmas activities set for Dec. 7 in Navarre

Christmas activities set for Dec. 7 in Navarre

The Navarre Beach Chamber of Commerce will host the 19th annual Christmas in the Park celebration from 1 – 6 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 7. The event will feature Christmas related festivities and a Christmas Parade from 2:30-3:30 p.m., which will begin near the Navarre Public Library and run south down Presidio Street and end near […]

Local sportsman dies unexpectedtly

Local sportsman dies unexpectedtly

Navarre native and avid fisherman Almus Taylor died the morning of Nov. 17 in the Covington County Jail from what investigators are calling traffic accident related injuries. “Almus was a cut up and always the life of the party,” said longtime friend Bart Pullum. “He was the center of attention and was always fun to […]

Friday, Saturday after Thanksgiving declared license-free fishing days

Friday, Saturday after Thanksgiving declared license-free fishing days

Friday, Nov. 29 will be a license-free freshwater fishing day and Saturday, November 30 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Governor Rick Scott announced on Wednesday. There are eight license-free fishing days per year, where the requirement to have a recreational fishing license is waived for […]

High winds, surf close Fort Pickens Road

High winds, surf close Fort Pickens Road

Gulf Islands National Seashore has closed the Fort Pickens Area to all incoming public use due to the winds and high surf from the Monday night weather event, effective Tuesday, November 26, through Friday, November 29. The park has begun removing sand from the road to allow existing campers to come and go.  The campground […]

Donation lights up Navarre Park

Donation lights up Navarre Park

Navarre Park recently received a facelift and got into a Holiday frame-of-mind as dozens of volunteers helped to install the annual Christmas lights at the park and the Visitor Information Center. This year’s display will be bigger and brighter thanks to a donation of more than 90,000 lights to the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of […]

Good news for TDC funding

Good news for TDC funding

With higher than expected recent bed tax revenues and a green light from BP to push back a deadline to expend grant funds, the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is now turning its attention to establishing criteria to evaluate local proposals for future RESTORE funding. North end TDC committee members learned at last […]

Southwest Airlines arrives in style in Pensacola

Southwest Airlines arrives in style in Pensacola

Southwest Airlines held a party in grand “Southwest” style Monday morning to celebrate its inaugural flight into Pensacola International Airport. When the first flight from Nashville landed, the plane was given a water cannon salute by the airport’s fire department on the tarmac. The festivities continued at the gate when passengers were greeted with music, […]

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Furry favorites announced at Pet Nation’s costume contest

Pet Nation celebrates 10 great years in Navarre this weekend, and part of that celebration includes Pet Nation’s annual pet costume contest. The winners of the contest categories were as follows: Lulu the pink unicorn, of the Klug family from Navarre, took home the prize in the Halloween costume contest. Jack the Thanksgiving turkey, of […]

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