Fort Walton Beach

Musical Echoes

Musical Echoes Flute Festival returns to the FWB Landing, 139 Brooks St., Fort Walton Beach, on April 20-22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Experience Native American culture, art, and music.  Admission is free.  This is a non-alcoholic event for the entire family. For more information and schedule of events, visit www.musicalechoes.org.

Sheriff makes drug arrest

Sheriff makes drug arrest

It’s rarely good news when you get pulled over by a deputy, but getting pulled over by the Sheriff himself is surely worse. And that is what happened March 2 at approximately 9 p.m. in Navarre. Read the full article in the Mar. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Man killed in car crash on 98

Man killed in car crash on 98

An accident on U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre claimed the life of a Fort Walton Beach man Wednesday evening. David Miles Weichman was driving a Toyota Tundra eastbound on 98 near Snapdragon Drive in Navarre when the incident occurred according to the Florida Highway Patrol accident report. According to the report, Weichman lost control of […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

  Feb. 3 Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade The annual Navarre Beach Mardi Gras Parade begins at 1 p.m. on Gulf Boulevard. The theme for this year’s parade is “Sun, Sand and Surf”. Join the Navarre Krewe of Jesters for family friendly fun, floats, and beads. For more information, visit www.nkoj.org. Kids and Kritters Parade The […]

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre weightlifters roll past Vikings

Navarre’s girls weightlifters are running out of time to make improvements before the district, regional and state championships. At home on Dec. 6, they put in some strong efforts against Fort Walton Beach, winning 75- 8. The Raiders won first place in every weight class with some of the lifters achieving new personal-best lifts. Amiyah […]

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Raiders tested in preseason soccer tournament

Navarre head girls’ soccer coach Rob Simon believes that if you want to face good teams in February, you’d better have some on your schedule during the regular season. “It starts with the Niceville preseason tournament where we’ll face the Vikings from Fort Walton Beach and the Dolphins from Gulf Breeze,” Simon said prior to […]

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Raiders remain ranked in latest power ratings poll

Navarre’s football team is still in the top eight in the latest Florida High School Association playoff power ratings. The Raiders check in at No. 6 this week with 36.17 points. They dropped two spots after a 35-27 loss to Escambia Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium. The Gators jump from eighth to fourth […]

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Raiders among top eight in first FHSAA power ratings poll

Navarre is ranked fourth in the first Florida High School Athletic Association regional power rankings of the season and would be in the postseason if it began today. St. Augustine, Crestview and Niceville are the top three teams in the poll, which will be released each Tuesday from now until the end of the season. […]

Clear the shelter adoption spectacular

Come out and meet amazing adoptable animals from the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PAWS is hosting an open house adoption spectacular with adoption specials all day long. The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department will be on site for a meet and greet, Pet Supermarket […]

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

Medical marijuana in Gulf Breeze squeeze

The message from Gulf Breeze City Council to medical marijuana dispensaries: This town isn’t big enough for both of us. Despite the 70 percent statewide voter approval of the expanded sale of a non-euphoric form of the drug in November, the five-member Gulf Breeze panel is balking at allowing sales in this beachy community of […]

Kitten season taxes shelters

Kitten season taxes shelters

Vicki Hoff, manager of the Save Our Cats and Kittens (SOCKS) shelter in Fort Walton Beach, arrived at work one morning to find a box wrapped in garbage bags sitting at the front door. Inside was a kitten – “maybe two to three weeks old,” Hoff said. For cat lovers, there’s no such thing as […]

Community Appreciation Cookout

Okaloosa County Habitat for Humanity hosts a community appreciation cookout at the Liza Jackson Park located next to Red Lobster in Fort Walton Beach from 2 to 6 p.m.  There will be free hot dogs and hamburgers, live band, kids’ activities, silent auction and raffle items.

Military career sparked by early love of planes

Military career sparked by early love of planes

Growing up in South Carolina, retired Master Sgt. Ronald Adams always wanted to fly airplanes. He joined the military hoping for a chance to experience the thrill so few people ever do. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and festivities

Easter egg hunts and family friendly activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and next weekend. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   April  8 Community Spring Fling Families First Network hosts a community spring fling on April 8 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the […]

Hurd humbled by latest honor

Hurd humbled by latest honor

John Hurd was on his way to the state senior games in Clearwater when learned he was going to be named the Amateur Athlete of the Year by the All Sports Association. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Dancing to good health

Dancing to good health

Susan Czekanski remembers the first time she walked into the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Fort Walton Beach. She almost walked right back out. “I came in here and then when they went back to get one of the instructors, I started to walk out,” Czekanski said. “I wasn’t sure if this was the right […]

Raiders steamroll Vikings

Raiders steamroll Vikings

Behind an offensive line that continues to improve in  its ability to pave the way for a powerful attack and relentless defense that seems to rough up opponents like its a bully stealing lunch money, Navarre steamrolled Fort Walton Beach Friday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium, crushing the Vikings 48-6 for its fourth win […]

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