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What’s different about functional medicine?

What’s different about functional medicine?

Last week we discussed the rising trend of functional medicine. But what can you expect if you head over to an appointment with a functional medicine practitioner? What makes it different than your average primary care appointment? The experience Dr. Kyle Chavers shared from last week gives a glimpse into what to expect. He went […]

Urban gardening

Urban gardening

“Part of the game is predicting the weather,” said Dr. Robert Randel of his vast urban garden located near Oriole Beach. This year, as you might guess, the above-average heat meant pepper plants galore. Randel had many different varieties covering the multiple beds he has crafted all around his property. It’s also delayed his planting […]

School lunch served with side of learning

School lunch served with side of learning

When is the last time your child ate cauliflower, dates or even the dreaded broccoli? Odds are if they attend public school in Santa Rosa County, they ate them with lunch today. Sodexo, the company contracted by the Santa Rosa School Board to provide schools with meals, has launched a new program this school year […]

HNFD sets festival date

HNFD sets festival date

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are […]

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Unlearning what we’ve been told

Well here’s the pivotal point where you decide I’m completely full of it or that maybe I might be on to something. I often feel like I’ve had to work hard to unlearn much of what I’ve been told as a member of Generation X. Previous generations may not feel that way but boy so […]

Market in the Breeze

Come shop the huge selection of over 50 area vendors, bringing you their very best at fair market prices.  Grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks or other hot food vendors.  Find the best local produce, milk, eggs, meat or baked goods.  Collect ingredients to create your family a home-cooked meal.  […]

USDA approves chicken from China

USDA approves chicken from China

After a back-and-forth years long trade and tariff war between the United States and China regarding beef , pork and chicken, the USDA in 2013 approved frozen chickens being shipped from the U.S., Chile and Canada to China for processing and returned to the U.S. in soups and nuggets. Read the full article in the […]

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

Call for Navarre Fun Fest poster design

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has put out the call for artists to design the official poster for the 32nd Anniversary of the Navarre Fun Fest on Navarre Beach. The winning artist will receive a $300 cash award and a complimentary high-visibility artist booth at the event on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Read […]

Plunge x2

Plunge x2

Taking the “plunge” on New Year’s Day is a tradition just like eating black-eyed peas and collard greens. In Navarre, there are two opportunities this year to ring in the New Year with a rush to the nervous system by swimming in chilly waters. The first plunge of the day is the inaugural Pelican Plunge […]

FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

FWC commends recently approved Seminole County bear ordinance

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission commends Seminole County on its unanimous vote Tuesday to approve an ordinance that will help deter bears from lingering in Seminole County neighborhoods. The ordinance requires residents to take precautions to remove food attractants such as unsecured garbage and encourages the use of bear-resistant trash receptacles. Read the […]

Holiday shopping forecast bright for retailers

Holiday shopping forecast bright for retailers

The Florida Retail Federation says that Florida retailers are in for a busy and successful holiday shopping season behind the strength of numerous positive economic indicators and a healthy economic climate overall in Florida. FRF is projecting a 4.5 percent increase in sales for retailers, which would outpace the predicted national average of 3.5 percent. […]

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Saints Recovery helps homeless in Navarre

Jeff Davis was working in the kitchen of a church when he thought about helping those in need in the Navarre area. “There was always all of this food left over after we fed everyone and I thought, ‘Man, this is crazy. There are so many people that could use this food,’ ” Davis said. […]

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

Navarre Beach restaurant opens for business

  The long-awaited debut of a new Navarre Beach pier restaurant began at 530 p.m. Friday, May 23. The restaurant, dubbed Benaq Shaq Cafe, received a turnout higher than expected. “Table turnover was constant. Almost every table I encountered was a local couple with family or friends from out of town,” Edwards said. “The fresh […]