Glenn Varrin, 56, of Syracuse, New York, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for attempted enticement of a minor after pleading guilty on August 15. The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Read the full article in the Dec. 20 issue of Navarre Press. […]
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Karenia brevis, the Florida red tide organism, continues to be found in medium concentrations off Navarre Beach. Most recent samples off the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier showed medium concentrations of 100,001-1,000,000 cells per liter on Nov. 5 and 7. Read the full article in the Nov. […]
Family and friends are invited to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach for Halloween “after hours.” Admission is free for all adults from 4 to 6 p.m., and $5 admission for each child in costume (age 3-12). Enjoy trick-or-treating around the park, a special dolphin show and sea lion show. For more […]
When Navarre resident James Coleman purchased the defunct Cinema Plus in Fort Walton, the sky was the limit. Coleman said the many memories that folks shared of the theater inspired him to invest in keeping it open in 2014. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]
Come out to the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park and enjoy a sampling of eclectic wines, local restaurants, and food trucks from 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/downtownfwb.
The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center’s (NBSTCC) resident green sea turtle, Sweet Pea, has been transported to Gulf World in Panama City for treatment of gastro-intestinal issues. NBSTCC founder Cathy Holmes said the turtle was moved July 17 to Gulf World Marine Park because staffers at the center observed that a pre-existing, chronic condition […]
Physical fitness and God go hand in hand. The Run for God program at First Baptist Church of Navarre is embracing that concept as it takes members of the church and public through a 12-week “couch to 5K” training program with a twist. Read the full article in the July 19 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]
One doesn’t have to go far to find adventure in this area. There’s even a club for it right here on the Gulf Coast. Launched in Fort Walton Beach more than 15 years ago, the Adventure Club provides outdoor enthusiasts in the area the opportunity to do a variety of activities, including cycling, hiking, kayaking […]
Re-live the old time drive-in movie experience at Uptown Station’s Central Park, 99 Eglin Parkway NE, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.uptownstation.com.
The community is invited to re-live the old time drive-in movie experience at Uptown Station’s Central Park, 99 Eglin Parkway NE. “Jumanji” will start tentatively at 7:30 p.m. All attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs for seating. For more information, visit www.uptownstation.com.
Pack a picnic, blanket and ice down your cooler for a family friendly evening of live music. Kids can play on the playground while parents relax. Concert kids off at 6 p.m. at the Fort Walton Beach Landing, 139 Brooks Street SE.
Tuesday, June 5 Bands on the Beach Every Tuesday Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste. Bring your lawn chair and join the fun from 7 to 9 p.m. at the gulfside pavilion. For more information, visit www.visitpensacolabeach.com. Thursday, June 7 Tunes by the […]
The 44th Annual race kicks off the summer running season. It coincides with the Billy Bowlegs Festival at Brooks Landing in downtown Fort Walton Beach. Food, beverages and live music highlight the post-race. For schedule of events, visit www.billybowlegsfestival.com.
Nearly $7 million worth of “poison” is off the street thanks to Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office’s bust of the largest heroin/fentanyl distribution organization in county history. The sheriff’s office also arrested 15 individuals, including convicted felons, in relation to the investigation referred to as Operation Pay Dirt the sheriff’s office announced May 30 during a […]
Navarre artist Christine Salome’s photography is getting attention locally. Salome won first place in the animal category of the Arts and Design Society (ADSO) 19th annual photography juried show in April. A selection of her work also hangs at the HH Arts Gallery in Fort Walton Beach. Read the full article in the May 10 issue of Navarre […]
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.
Ever wondered how much fun it would be to play on a room-sized iPad? Head over to the Emerald Coast Science Center, 31 Memorial Parkway SW, for the Science of SMALLab, where you’ll learn about this cutting-edge exhibit and get to experience an embodied learning environment firsthand. Event is for adults age 21 & up […]
Event will be held at the Emerald Coast Science Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 850-664-1261 or visit ecscience.org.
Stars of The Jim Henson Company animated series “Splash and Bubbles” are coming to Fort Walton Beach to help young spring breakers dive into family fun. Splash and Bubbles, along with Curious George and the Man with the Yellow Hat, will be on hand to greet young fans during the fourth annual WSRE PBS KIDS […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Drop your children off at 5:30 p.m. for a fun evening at the Emerald Coast Science Center. They’ll have fun with hands-on activities, enjoy pizza and watch a movie with friends. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. $5 discount for additional siblings. Advanced registration is required. For any questions, call 850-664-1261 or […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Come enjoy great food, music and Greek dancing at the Emerald Coast Convention Center Sept. 1-3. The festival will include many different vendors and a silent auction. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/emeraldcoastconventioncenter.
“Beauty and the Beast” will show at the FWB Landing, 139 Brooks St SE, at 7:30 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for this family friendly event. Concessions are available for purchase. Pets allowed. For more information, visit www.downtownfwb.com.
Juana’s Pagodas and Sailor’s Grill was named the Best Stop on the 25th annual Emerald Coast Poker Run and Boat Week Aug. 9-13. Featured in the Aug. 17 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.