Opinion


The flip side of a Navarre Beach RV park

There are usually two sides to consider regarding an issue such as this. One side has been quite vocal and the other quite silent.

Florida has more jobs than jobseekers

Florida is at a crossroads, and as we continue uniting the business community to ensure the right things happen in Florida, I am writing this afternoon with breaking news surrounding Florida’s workforce crisis.

Break out the books, read to your children

I am a local VPK teacher and a director at a childcare facility.

In order to maintain a current director’s credential, we are required to complete a professional writing contribution regarding an important topic in early childhood education.


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Wise Words: Love me, love my business: Is that too much to ask?

Wendy Victora Rudman
June 16, 2021

When we first moved to the area in the mid-1990s, the Navarre Beach Bridge was still a toll.

Somehow, though, I have only positive memories of crossing that bridge despite the fact that I had to rummage through the change dish in my car.

Out and About

Sandi Kemp
June 16, 2021

The community lost a big supporter and a huge contributor last weekend when Bill Pullum died.

Among other contributions, we can thank him for a donation that helped launch the Betty J Pullum YMCA.

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Brian Out Loud

Brian Lester
June 22, 2021

There are a lot of reasons you are reading this column today. My interest in the once-great Chicago Tribune at a young age is one of them.

I say once-great because the Tribune is in the midst of being gutted. Its foundation is crumbling.

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For God’s Sake: When a person comes to faith in Christ, God begins to change their appetite

Michael Bannon
June 22, 2021

Have you ever sat down in a restaurant, begun to read the menu and then realized you can’t afford to eat there?

My wife and I went shopping and, having a gift card, decided to eat dinner out. We were handed menus and I realized, “I can’t afford to eat here!”

More with Les:
Gopher tortoises always scuttling about in an attempt to survive.

Les Harrison
June 16, 2021

Gopher tortoises are often hidden in the tall grasses as they slowly plod through the hot summer days.

The 90-degree-plus June temperature readings have many residents slowing their pace for the explicit purpose of not overheating.



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