East River Smokehouse

Reno’s Reptiles take over East River

Reno’s Reptiles take over East River

Patrons of East River Smokehouse are in for a surprise this summer as critters that slither, swim and crawl come to visit. Reno’s Reptiles brought its menagerie of scaly friends to meet with visitors and offer up education.     Read the full article in the June 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Feather flags are safe for now

Feather flags are safe for now

Feather flags in Santa Rosa County may be legal, at least for the time being. After a County Code enforcement crackdown resulted in more than 100 warnings and 20 citations in three weeks, the Board of County Commissioners was seeking leniency in enforcement of sign ordinances Monday during its regular meeting.   Read the full […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Weekend Food Program keeps on growing

Weekend Food Program keeps on growing

Hundreds of students throughout Navarre qualify for free or reduced-price meals through the school district due to family financial need. The school provides them with breakfast and lunch, Monday through Friday, but on the weekend they could be facing an empty belly. But starting this week, these students need not fear as they discovered bags […]

We have a right and duty to control our borders

We have a right and duty to control our borders

Just Monday U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) issued a Critical Alert to the nation as the illegal surge at our southern border deteriorates further. We are simply overwhelmed he informed the American people. By Tuesday, Sessions who early on has been an advisor to presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, was in Northwest Florida stumping for […]

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Rainbows of powder flew through the air at Navarre Beach Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Dead Pirate Color Run 5K organized by the Krewe of the Karibbean. This casual run had a turnout of all ages from 3-year-olds who rode in strollers to serious runners who wanted to stretch their legs. Roughly 60 runners signed […]

Rotary Club of Navarre Pancake Breakfast

Support the Rotary Club of Navarre and their efforts to award graduating Navarre High School Seniors with $1,000 college scholarships. There will be a Pancake Breakfast Saturday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at East River Smokehouse. Tickets are $5 for all you can eat pancakes plus  sausage, coffee and orange juice. Kids 5 […]

Crawling for a Cause

Crawling for a Cause

Air Force veteran Robert Reyes had the idea to have a Pub Crawl in Navarre to support local businesses and to raise money for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Little did he know then – that six years later, he would be the owner of a local business, O’Connor’s Pub and Grill. Can’t […]

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

New projects promise more South Santa Rosa growth

Plans for two new restaurants, a gas station-convenience store and an expression of interest in building a 17-story hotel on Navarre Beach all emerged last week to give South Santa Rosa County prospects for its biggest commercial development year since before the Great Recession. Read the full article in the Mar. 24 issue of Navarre […]

Chamber’s new board is ready to work

Chamber’s new board is ready to work

The new President/CEO of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, Judy Morehead says her vision for the chamber in 2016 is to follow the mission in place: “Our mission is to strengthen and improve the Navarre area by advocating for and representing business’ interest, promoting community development and enhancing the overall quality of life.” […]

Marina expected to open Labor Day weekend

Marina expected to open Labor Day weekend

Construction of a marina behind East River Smokehouse is moving forward, and owner James Dabney hopes to open 20 boat slips by Labor Day. “The first part will be complete around mid-August,” he said. “Hopefully we’ll have 20 slips open by Labor Day weekend.” Dabney said he plans to call the facility The Navarre Boardwalk […]

Dabney denied appointment to zoning board

Dabney denied appointment to zoning board

District 2 Commissioner Bob Cole Jan. 20 made a last-minute addition to the county commission meeting agenda – the appointment of one of his campaign contributors to the zoning board. But Cole’s motion to appoint Navarre businessman James Dabney was rejected in a 3-2 vote. Cole’s motion also angered residents, who accused him of intentionally […]

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

Inflatable slide OK’d for 24 months

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board voted Aug. 14 to recommend allowing a large inflatable slide to operate at East River Smokehouse for 24 months. All board members voted to support the measure with the exception of David Powell, who abstained from voting because as an attorney he represented the applicant. The zoning board’s recommendation will next be […]

Inflatables on zoning board agenda

Inflatables on zoning board agenda

The Santa Rosa County Zoning Board will consider a request Thursday night to allow East River Smokehouse to operate inflatables on commercial property along Highway 98. After county officials notified the owner in late June that the slides could no longer be operated based on the property’s current zoning, the owner filed a conditional use […]