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Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

Legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed legislation to create more opportunities in federal waters for recreational fishing. The bill formerly known as the Modernizing Recreational Fisheries Management Act–the name has been simplified to the Modern Fish Act– was first introduced in July 2017. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

“What do you want for Christmas?”

“What do you want for Christmas?”

Holley Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Moerscher’s first-grade class were asked what they want for Christmas this year.   “A stuffed animal Kermit, Fozzie and some of the penguins Muppet babies” Zoey Pananas, 6         “A tablet, like an iPad” Lucas Benson, 7         “A skateboard and skates…with […]

Who spends more on pets for Christmas?

Who spends more on pets for Christmas?

When it comes to the holidays, many Americans will not leave out their pets in the gift giving, amounting to a significant portion of the billions spent on pets each year. But looking at the data, one group stands out in this spending trend: millennials. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of […]

Caring and Sharing brings local Christmas joy

Caring and Sharing brings local Christmas joy

While countless Christmas donations of toys, food, clothes and cash were brought in by Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County this year, the group faced a logistical challenge in getting all those items collected, sorted and distributed to 216 families in need. Churches, schools and other organizations across south Santa Rosa needed to […]

Zoolights delight at Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoolights delight at Gulf Breeze Zoo

From swinging monkeys to twinkling swans, Gulf Breeze Zoo got wild in a new way last weekend during their annual Zoolights celebration. The light display will be open to the public 5-9 p.m. now through Dec. 29. Entry for just the lights is $12.95 per person. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue […]

Five things to know: Holiday spending

Five things to know: Holiday spending

Christmas is around the corner, and the National Retail Federation (NRF) is keeping a close look at what consumers have spent and plan to spend this year in their annual 2018 Holiday Spending Survey. Here’s what you should know. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Navarre High collects 150 stuffed bears for sick children

Navarre High collects 150 stuffed bears for sick children

Navarre High School students banded together to donate more that 150 new teddy bears to children hospitalized at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Senior Lauren Collier, sophomore Angelina Kostopoulos and junior Gavin Green dropped off the bears to be distributed to the children for Christmas. As seen in the Dec. 20 issue […]

Raider yuletide revelers

Raider yuletide revelers

Navarre head coach Jay Walls and members of his football team spent Thursday, Dec. 6 going around town singing Christmas Carols as a way to thank the sponsors of the team for their support during the season. Walls was joined by Chris Williams, Quinn Caballero, Jacobi Smith, Josh Carter, Matt Downey, Dante Wright and Evan […]

Lighthouse sends Christmas to private school in need

Lighthouse sends Christmas to private school in need

In a mirror of its founding, Lighthouse Private Christian Academy (LPCA) has “adopted” another school following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, delivering donations this week. The school’s students, staff and parents have banned together to bring Christmas to the students and staff of Faith Christian School (FCS) in Port Saint Joe said LPCA Gulf Breeze […]

Bizzy coming to a store near you

Bizzy coming to a store near you

As Christmas approaches, one of Santa’s elves has taken a vacation to Navarre Beach and will be stopping in at businesses throughout the community including the Navarre Press. This year, the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has created “Bizzy The Navarre Chamber Elf,” and she will be visiting chamber member businesses throughout Navarre. Read […]

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” set for Saturday is moving to the Days Inn Navarre Conference Center due to a rainy forecast. Festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8700 Navarre Parkway. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters […]

What do you want most for Christmas?

What do you want most for Christmas?

West Navarre Primary School students in Mrs. Nance’s first grade class were asked what they wanted most for Christmas this year.                                              

Zoo Lights sweeps Gulf Breeze Zoo

Zoo Lights sweeps Gulf Breeze Zoo

The entire zoo was lit up with an arrway of coloful, twinkling lights including models of the Blue Angels, an icicle tree and larger than life animals. The zoo will continue to be lit up each night starting at 5 p.m. and running until 9 p.m. through Dec. 30. Admission for the Zoo Lights cost […]

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

Navarre First Assembly brings Nativity to life

From three wise men bringing gifts from far-off lands to angels appearing before startled shepherds to a newborn Jesus being laid in a manger, members of Navarre First Assembly of God acted out the story of the birth of Jesus during their annual Live Nativity last weekend. This drive-thru retelling featured scripture from the Bible […]

Caring and Sharing brings Christmas cheer for hundreds

Caring and Sharing brings Christmas cheer for hundreds

Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County distributed assistance and smiles last week to hundreds of area families. The organization, whose motto is “caring enough to share,” assisted 216 families consisting of nearly 800 individuals, ranging in age from newborn to adults, with food and presents for Christmas this year. Read the full article […]

Turtle center shell-a-brates Christmas season

Turtle center shell-a-brates Christmas season

The weather outside is frightful, but inside the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC) it was delightful Saturday as children played and learned at the first ever Sea Turtle Shell-a-bration. Children visiting the center were greeted by a variety of activities as well as wildlife. Dozens of salt dough sea turtle ornaments were laid […]

NHS collects teddies for sick children

NHS collects teddies for sick children

Children spending the holiday season at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will receive some fuzzy friends thanks to the students of Navarre High School. The NHS Student Government Association is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive next week during school. Students will be able to share the love with sick children by donating stuffed animals to the […]

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Hundreds of families in Navarre and Gulf Breeze were able to have a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Oriole Beach Elementary School’s cafeteria was packed Friday and Saturday night as volunteers sorted thousands of food items along the tables and prepared meal boxes for distribution. Caring […]

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

Raising empathy: ‘tis the season for giving

While many children will be making lists to send off to Santa Claus asking for things they want for Christmas, the season can also be a time of giving, no matter the age, said St. Paul United Methodist Church Pastor Christina Shaver. Shaver said her 2-year-old son, James, is in the “mine” phase. “Everything he […]

Proper planning means smooth travels for Fido

Proper planning means smooth travels for Fido

On what USA Today calls “one of the worst travel days of the year” many families will be loading furry friends into the car to visit grandma for Christmas. But traveling with dogs and cats requires unique preparation and supplies. PetTravel.com is an informational website with tools and advice for a variety of travel to […]

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

Caring and Sharing packs truckloads of Christmas joy

After months of seeking donations and organizing fundraisers, volunteers of Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County distributed toys and bicycles to hundreds of families who needed help Saturday as part of their annual Christmas toy drive. In addition to the toy donation, families also picked up packages of food. After being beaten by […]

Christmas tree sales competitive market for Navarre

Christmas tree sales competitive market for Navarre

Tree lots packed with freshly cut evergreens have cropped up across Navarre this Christmas season, and chain stores like Lowes and Walmart have shipped in dozens of their own trees for sale. This influx of supply has left the area with quite the competitive market tree salesman David Moore said. Moore works for Miller Tree […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 21

Five Things to Know in Florida for Dec. 21

FAMILIES OF PULSE SHOOTING VICTIMS SUE SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS Families of three patrons killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre sued Facebook, Google and Twitter, claiming the gunman who killed their loved ones was radicalized through propaganda found through social media. The families of Tevin Crosby, Juan Ramon Guerrero Jr. and Javier Jorge-Reyes filed the lawsuit […]

County recycles Christmas trees

County recycles Christmas trees

After the Christmas turkey’s eaten and the gifts are all unwrapped, residents of Santa Rosa County can opt to recycle their Christmas trees. The county’s waste haulers, Waste Pro, Waste Management and Emerald Coast Utilities Authority, will all be picking up trees curbside to be transported to the Central Landfill, but the county is also […]

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Navarre shoppers not forgetting furry friends this Christmas

Christmas shopping is in full swing for four-legged family members in Navarre said Pet Nation owner Holly Elassaad. Elassaad has seen a jump in shopping by her regular customers as they seek Christmas gifts for their pets this holiday season. “Christmas themed toys are always big, and we start selling those right around Black Friday, […]