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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.   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 […]

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Teammates remember Alonzo in a positive light in wake of tragedy

Cool and friendly. A hard worker with a bright smile loved by so many. All the above describe Alex Alonzo. No one ever imagined the Navarre High student and former Raider football player would die by suicide.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription […]

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Branham appointed to Alzheimer’s Advisory Committee

Michelle Branham knows as much as anyone about Alzheimer’s and the devastating effects of one of the most prevalent diseases in the nation. She’s the vice president of public policy for the Alzheimer’s Association in the state of Florida, and earlier this month, Gov. Ron DeSantis named her to the state’s Alzheimer’s Disease Advisory Committee. […]

HNWS billing change coming Dec. 1

HNWS billing change coming Dec. 1

All Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) bill due dates transition to the first of the month effective Dec. 1, according to letters being mailed out to customers this month. Water system CEO Rob Williamson said the change is meant to streamline the billing process for the nearly 17,000 accounts with the water utility.   Read […]

Gulf Breeze bear trap removed

Gulf Breeze bear trap removed

In keeping with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) policy, a bear trap has been removed from the area of Gulf Breeze where a pet dog was attacked and killed. FWC Regional Public Information Director Bekah Nelson said the initial incident occurred July 28 shortly after 10 p.m. Residents of Vestavia Way reported that […]

Refuge receives grant for marine mammal rescue, research

Refuge receives grant for marine mammal rescue, research

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) has received a grant of nearly $251,000 to support the Marine Mammal Stranding Team’s efforts to rescue and research some of the Gulf of Mexico’s most endangered species. ECWR executive director Carol “Stormy” Andersen said the grant award caps off a yearlong effort to secure the funds through the […]

Hurricane forecast revised; more storms expected

Hurricane forecast revised; more storms expected

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasters monitoring patterns announced Aug. 8 that conditions are now more favorable for above-normal hurricane activity since El Nino has now ended. Two named storms have formed so far this year and the peak months of the hurricane season, August through October, are now underway.   Read the full […]

Firefighter dream achieved

Firefighter dream achieved

After wrapping up her shift each day at Publix, Navarre native Rachel Provoznik, 19, would run the length of the Navarre Beach multiuse path, sometimes starting off as late as 10:30 p.m. She was a woman on a mission.     Read the full article in the Aug. 15 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Bridge opening now indefinite

Bridge opening now indefinite

Never mind. The latest rescheduled opening of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge has been delayed with no new date in sight. Inspectors for the Florida Department of Transportation put a halt to the partial opening the was originally set for July 28 and then Aug. 4.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 […]

A new spirit of hope: The Intrepid Spirit Center

A new spirit of hope: The Intrepid Spirit Center

Charles Haddon Spurgeon was the preeminent preacher of the 19th century. Weekly, he addressed crowds of thousands. His sermon manuscripts were translated into several languages and distributed worldwide. Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a […]

Husser closing in on end of term as president

Husser closing in on end of term as president

TJ Husser has spent nearly two years as the president of the board at the Holley-Navarre Seniors Association. She announced last week that her term will come to an end in December and she has no plans to run for re-election.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

The long journey to low-cost spay/neuter services

Though dawn was still hours away, volunteers were already hard at work at A HOPE for Santa Rosa County’s Paw Pad in Milton July 30. Inside, roughly 50 pet carriers, all covered in white sheets, were stacked and ready.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Movies by the Dunes coming spring 2020

Movies by the Dunes coming spring 2020

Movies by the Dunes is coming to Navarre Beach next year. The Tourist Development Council (TDC) supported a grant of nearly $5,000 Aug. 1 for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce to host the event.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options […]

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 […]

Sea turtle center expanding

Sea turtle center expanding

Construction got underway last week for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s latest addition. The nonprofit conservation and environmental education center is in the process of adding an outdoor exhibit area at the eastern corner of the facility.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Wildlife Refuge postpones grand opening

Wildlife Refuge postpones grand opening

Advocates and rescuers of the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge (ECWR) were set to cut the ribbon on a brand-new, expansive wildlife rehabilitation and education complex in Navarre Saturday. But that has been postponed indefinitely.   Read the full article in the Aug. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or […]

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 […]

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Music plays in the background, the tunes coming from a Hawaiian band sitting in front of an island backdrop as Hula dancers entertain the crowd inside the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. There is even a hula dancing lesson at one point during the festivities Saturday evening.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue […]

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

South Santa Rosa receives award for disability inclusion, independence

It started around a cafeteria lunch table. Years ago, a handful of parents of children with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities in south Santa Rosa County conferred together at Navarre High School, united by concern for the future.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

East Bay Boulevard under magnifying glass

East Bay Boulevard under magnifying glass

East Bay Boulevard will be under extra scrutiny starting this fall as the Emerald Coast Regional Council Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) conducts a corridor management study of the roughly 9.8-mile stretch from U.S. Highway 98 to Highway 87. Transportation Coordinator Tiffany Bates addressed the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce about the potential for the […]

Turtle heroes pull “Mac” from the surf

Turtle heroes pull “Mac” from the surf

Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center named four new Sea Turtle Heroes July 20 thanks to the rescue effort that likely saved the life of a loggerhead sea turtle along Navarre Beach. Kevin Wiethe said he and some friends were setting up their canopy on the beach for the day when they spotted something in […]

RVs and pit pass, vet clinic fails

RVs and pit pass, vet clinic fails

It was standing room only again July 25 as the Board of County Commissioners took up contentious development proposals previously vetted by the Zoning Board. Among the issues on the docket for the commission’s Special Rezoning meeting were proposals to bring a low-cost spay and neuter clinic to northern Milton, allow a dirt borrow pit […]

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 […]

Called into service, a military chaplain

Called into service, a military chaplain

His father strode into the room, crisply turned out in his Alabama National Guard uniform and a young boy’s heart stirred with dreams of one day wearing the uniform like his father. But there was another call stirring in this young heart. Read the full article in the July 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

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