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Ellisons making difference as grandparents raising grandchildren

Ellisons making difference as grandparents raising grandchildren

Pamela Ellison of Navarre is like a lot of grandparents in this country in that she and her husband, Henry, are the ones responsible for raising their grandchildren. But her story on how the situation came to be is one that will tug at your heart strings. She has been raising her three grandchildren for […]

Volunteers join forces to protect shorebird nests

Volunteers join forces to protect shorebird nests

The birds are back and nesting on Navarre Beach, and once again the community has come together to protect these endangered species and their critical breeding habitat. Approximately 50 volunteers from the community, Navarre High School JROTC, local Boy Scouts and the Emerald Coast photo club joined Audubon Florida in preparing for the endangered least […]

Ride of Silence sends powerful message

Ride of Silence sends powerful message

Sometimes the most powerful messages are sent without saying a word. The Ride of Silence fits that bill in its effort to honor bicyclists who have been injured or killed. Gathered on the campus of Pensacola State College early Wednesday evening, 155 bicyclists followed a hearse out of the WSRE parking lot as bagpipers played […]

Local ‘Love Your Neighbor’ advocate lands national award nomination

Local ‘Love Your Neighbor’ advocate lands national award nomination

Last Friday night Michelle Abrams was surprised to find out she had been chosen as one of 25 finalists for the nation-wide Portrait of a Hero contest put on by Culver’s. Abrams was nominated for her leadership with the Weekend Food Program which provides food for children who might not otherwise have it over the […]

Beach festival celebrates God, family and military

Beach festival celebrates God, family and military

According to the Bible, God separated the land from the sea on the second day of creation, forming the first beaches. It only seems fitting that folks would return to the beach, one of the first creations, for worship. That is exactly what the Pensacola chapter of the Christian Surfers intends to do. Family Beach […]

Safety efforts help reduce risks for senior drivers

Safety efforts help reduce risks for senior drivers

Do a Google search on senior citizens and automobile accidents and there is no shortage of hits. The search results fuel debate as to whether or not it’s safe for older drivers to be behind the wheel. Russ Rader of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety notes older drivers often deal with unfair criticism. Read […]

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Dozens gathered Saturday at the Freedom and Hope Luncheon at the Days Inn and Suites Conference Center in Navarre to learn more about the struggles of human trafficking and the road to recovery for those that escape. The fundraising event benefited Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Read the full article in the May […]

Some oversight volunteers feel ignored

Some oversight volunteers feel ignored

Although a citizens group is supposed to oversee how the county’s new half-cent local option sales tax is spent, some members of that panel say the real decisions are being made without their input. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 […]

RED Day adds curb appeal

RED Day adds curb appeal

Trimming trees, pulling weeds, planting flowers, mowing lawns and more, the Keller Williams Navarre Dream Team was hard at work beautifying front yards as part of its annual RED Day. RED stands for renew, energize and donate. On May 11, Keller Williams offices across the country closed for a day as employees donned red shirts […]

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