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Penguin Plunge 2021

Hundreds gather for annual Navarre plunge

The year of relentless challenges has finally come to an end and what better way to celebrate the new year then by taking a quick dip in the cold water.

More than 300 people came out to Juana’s Pagodas New Year’s Day for the 12th annual Penguin Plunge. Some registered as “penguins” and plunged into the chilly water of Santa Rosa Sound, while others registered as “chickens” and stood on the sidelines. Either way, all proceeds benefited Healing Paws for Warriors, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to veterans in need.

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Sassy parrot dials up neighborhood drama

On sunny days, ladies strolling along the sidewalk of Harvest Village Court are frequently greeted with wolf whistles from the front porch of one residence.

The unscrupulous flirt is Pretty Boy, an African gray parrot and favorite feathered family member of the Salas household.

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Christmas in the Park

Christmas on parade ‘bright spot’ for Navarre

It has been a year of many lost traditions, but the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce held on to a few Saturday as Santa Claus stopped by for his annual visit.

The festive fun kicked off along Presido Street with the 26th annual Navarre Community Christmas Parade. Costumed characters, dancers and riders tossing toys, candy and beads accented this year’s floats. Children and adults in festive wear lined the sides of the streets, spaced out in family groups, to wish the paraders a merry Christmas and snag a few freebies.

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Mother, daughter graduate together

Mother, daughter graduate together

Some high school graduates move far away from their moms to go to college. They are excited to finally have independence and find their place in this world without mom watching their every move.

That was not the case for 22-year-old Navarre native Aubrey Hedlund. She went through the Pensacola State College registered nursing (RN) program alongside her mother, Holly Bartlett. Both of them will be graduating next month from the accelerated RN program.

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