Emerald Coast

County hanging in with plywood pier patches

County hanging in with plywood pier patches

Despite lengthy discussion by county commissioners about replacing 121 patches along the length of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, the county has opted to stick with the plywood solution. County Engineer Roger Blaylock said the county expects to have new bids for replacing the entire pier deck by June 13.   Read the full article […]

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

University Lending Group – Top Ranked Lender for Santa Rosa!

Being “The smart choice for mortgages!” starts with a local team of dedicated mortgage professionals who start each day with determination and gratitude to the community that they serve. Stacy Wright (NMLS #518604), Jennifer Gomes (NMLS #518603), Victoria Lombard (NMLS #793374), and Kristin Thompson (NMLS #395831) work tirelessly to meet the needs of those they […]

Entire pier deck to be replaced

Entire pier deck to be replaced

Walking the longest pier in the Gulf of Mexico, visitors may notice a few cracks and even holes in the decking. Those blemishes should be going away soon as Santa Rosa County plans to completely re-deck the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier in 2019. Read the full article in the Jan. 10 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Bird and Barrier Islands

Learn the science behind the changing beaches of the Emerald Coast and the birds that call it home. Program includes an interactive lecture and guided birding walk led by an Audubon specialist. Jackets are recommended. Limited spots available. For more information, call 850-261-2141 or visit www.navarresciencestation.org.

Gulf Coast Bridal Faire

Bring your entire Bridal Party and enjoy the afternoon shopping and visiting all of the vendors that can make your wedding a reality from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Emerald Coast Convention Center. Enjoy a no host bar, a bridal fashion show, door prizes and more. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastbridalfair.net

Local house hunters make TV debut

Local house hunters make TV debut

When Cristina and Josh Harty launched the search for their new nest back in July, they did so in the limelight. This family of seven, and their house hunting, will be featured on the HGTV show “Beach Hunters” Sunday. Beach Hunters documents the search for a waterfront home at beaches around the world and in […]

Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

Calling all anglers to the Navarre Fishing Rodeo

It won’t be long before anglers along the Emerald Coast can compete in the Navarre Fishing Rodeo. The event, in its fourth year, is set to take place Oct. 1-2 and is part of the 13th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour. The tournament highlights the abundance of fish that can be found in area waters […]

Kayak fishing offers chance to get away from it all

Kayak fishing offers chance to get away from it all

In a world captivated by technology, kayak fishing offers an opportunity to get away from it all. Frank Dailey, the Emerald Coast Chapter Team Leader and Director of Coordinated Therapeutic Programs for Heroes on the Water, can’t emphasize that enough. “The peaceful element of kayak fishing is absolutely amazing,” Dailey said. “You take away the […]

Pay tribute to our fallen on Memorial Day

Pay tribute to our fallen on Memorial Day

Memorial Day is widely heralded as the unofficial start of summer.  Here on the Emerald Coast it signals the beginning of our busy tourist season, with condos booked, hotel rooms rented, beach supplies at the ready, and the mouth-watering aroma of food being cooked on a grill.  This time of year is unmistakable and really […]

Community support earns national recognition

Community support earns national recognition

The National Association of Defense Communities has selected 10 communities across the nation as the inaugural class of “Great American Defense Communities” for providing unwavering support to service members and military families. Santa Rosa County is one of those communities. Read the full article in the Mar. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to […]

Navarre waters provide healing for heroes

Navarre waters provide healing for heroes

Some call it fishing, but the Emerald Coast Heroes on the Water (HOW) call it healing. A group of 25 volunteers met early Saturday morning to take nearly 25 veterans on the healing waters of the Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to Navarre Park. One of the veteran anglers was Chuck Tingle who joined the group fishing […]