Deployment of new reef modules got underway early Tuesday morning at three different sites off the shore of Navarre Beach.
A total of 47 were deployed during the daylong effort, including 20 at a location a little more than a mile south of the Navarre Beach Pier. The other two reef locations were west of the other one.
Less than 24 hours after officials announced nearly 5,000 Moderna COVID-19 vaccines would be administered locally, Theresa and Ron Ivie were in the waiting room at the Florida Department of Health in Milton.
The Gulf Breeze couple, who are 73 and 74, met the requirement of being at least age 65.
Our community reporter Kaitie Meyer sat down with Santa Claus as he shared some seasonal memories throughout the years.
Although we all know Santa Claus calls the North Pole his home, the big man in red also has a home in Holley by the Sea.
In addition to the numerous sea birds that walk along the shoreline or fly overhead, small marine creatures wash up on shore or make their home near its edge.
Some are easy to identify. Others are not.
The numbers are in, and it was a strong October for tourism, according to Santa Rosa County data.
October’s tourist development tax collections were up by nearly 27% from last year, about $340,000 compared to about $268,000 for the past two Octobers. October is the most recent month of data available.
Late on a Friday afternoon, when U.S. Highway 98 would usually be clogged with traffic, the bays at American LubeFast are empty. An employee, holding a large yellow ‘NO WAIT’ sign sits curbside.
The only ones waiting at many Gulf Breeze businesses these days are the folks who work there.
Elis Hines started the year traveling the West Coast, surfing Pacific Ocean waves and skating big hills with his friends along the way.
He is ending it learning how to walk again.