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Nonprofit helps children in crisis throughout Santa Rosa County

Nonprofit helps children in crisis throughout Santa Rosa County

As temperatures cooled, Santa Rosa Kids’ House celebrated with the season, lighting up the Imogene Theater in downtown Milton late Nov. 1 with music. This was the second year the nonprofit hosted Legends in the Fall, a fundraiser to support therapy and support services for child victims of physical and sexual abuse and neglect.   […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

The threat of a tropical storm forced the Alzheimer’s Association to put its Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pensacola on hold until Nov. 3 at a time yet to be determined at Community Maritime Park. But the uncooperative weather hasn’t put a damper on efforts to continue the fight against one of the nation’s most […]

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Navarre High Theatre seeking sponsors of the arts

Much like high school athletes crowding around the bulletin board to see whether they made the cut for the team, Navarre High School Theatre Program students wait with bated breath when its time to see if their name is on the posted cast list. Leading up to tryouts, they practice. They train. They hone their […]

Open water swimming provides opportunity to test limits

Open water swimming provides opportunity to test limits

Navarre’s swim team is hosting an open water swim for the second consecutive year in the Navarre Sound off the beach at Juana’s. It’s a fundraiser for the program. At least 60 are expected to take part. That includes the writer of this article. It will be my first open water swim and the first […]

Wing Off raises $25,000 for special needs families

Wing Off raises $25,000 for special needs families

Attendance doubled to more than 1,000 patrons Saturday for Navarre’s second annual Wing Off, Starfish Project’s annual competitive chicken wing fest in Navarre Park. The Wing Off is the nonprofit’s largest fundraiser for the year to support families of children with special needs.   Read the full article in the Aug. 29 issue of Navarre […]

Second annual Wing Off coming to Navarre Park

Second annual Wing Off coming to Navarre Park

The Starfish Project of Navarre has tasked the public with an important decision. Saturday. The nonprofit organization will be calling on foodies of all ages to vote to determine which is the best chicken wing in Navarre as part of the second annual Wing Off in Navarre Park.   Read the full article in the […]

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Senior center turns into Hawaii for a night

Music plays in the background, the tunes coming from a Hawaiian band sitting in front of an island backdrop as Hula dancers entertain the crowd inside the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. There is even a hula dancing lesson at one point during the festivities Saturday evening.   Read the full article in the Aug. 1 issue […]

Hotel fights child cancer with yard sale

Hotel fights child cancer with yard sale

Visitors to Navarre Park Saturday, May 18 perused baby toys, old movies, antiques and jewelry as part of a charity yard sale hosted by Hampton Inn and Suites. The sale focused on raising funds to help St. Jude Children’s Hospital in the fight against childhood cancer.   Read the full article in the May 23 […]

Sea Turtle Soiree raises $21,000 for conservation

Sea Turtle Soiree raises $21,000 for conservation

Roughly 130 people danced the night away Saturday at the Pensacola Beach Hilton at the first-ever, sold-out Sea Turtle Soiree in support of sea turtle conservation. The event was one of the largest fundraisers to date for the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center (NBSTCC), and it raked in thousands for the nonprofit’s marine conservation, […]

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

The Navarre Garden Club’s annual Santa’s Workshop and Craft Fair offered visitors a variety of Christmas-themed crafts, homemade baked goods and visits with Santa Saturday at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. Funds raised through sales and raffles go toward the club’s scholarship programs.           Read the full article […]

Fall festivities support Kids’ House

Fall festivities support Kids’ House

The classic rock band the Eagles lit up the Imogene Theatre Friday night, sort of. Films of the band’s live performances were the focal point of Legends in the Fall, a fundraiser dedicated to the Santa Rosa Kids’ House. Read the full article in the Nov. 8 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Open water swimming both enjoyable and challenging

Just keep swimming. That’s what Melanie Sellers tells herself when she does an open water swim. “The goal is to finish,” Sellers said. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre Press for 30 days free. […]

Senior center cashes in on another successful fundraiser

Senior center cashes in on another successful fundraiser

The Holley-Navarre Senior Center is always looking for new ways to raise money. The latest was the Cool Indoor Flea Market and Thrift Shop that took place Saturday, Aug. 4. With nearly 30 vendors, more donations than expected for the thrift shop and a seemingly nonstop flow of customers coming through the door, it looked […]

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Senior center serves up pancakes and a side of fun

Don Brown is having fun amid the hustle and bustle of another pancake breakfast at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center on a Saturday morning. He has been involved at the senior center for more than two years now and steps up for a variety of volunteer opportunities during the year. Read the full article in the […]

RED Day goes wild at Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

RED Day goes wild at Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge got a helping hand last week as Keller Williams employees throughout Navarre took a break from selling real estate to give back to their community. Roughly 30 volunteers clad in red T-shirts worked power tools, trimmed brush, painted logos and installed animal closures for the future location of the rescue organization […]

Baptist Casino Royale raises quarter of a million for cancer unit

Baptist Casino Royale raises quarter of a million for cancer unit

Baptist Health Care Foundation’s 5th Annual Casino Royale gala raised $245,860 for investment in the health care system. Proceeds from the annual black-tie, invitation-only event are used to support programs and services at Baptist Health Care. Read the full article in the May 3 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

A night at the mystery dinner theater

A night at the mystery dinner theater

Two hours of anticipation was on the cusp of its conclusion Saturday night. The final piece of the script was in my hands — the reporter known as Smitty in the Holley Navarre Senior Center’s mystery dinner theater production — and also in the hands of the sometimes-clueless Inspector Eddie Constantine, a role played by […]

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Workshop provides an opportunity to paint

Not everyone is blessed with artistic talent. But that doesn’t mean you can’t learn how to draw or paint. “If you can hold a pencil, I can teach you to paint,” said Mary Ellen Linthicum, an art instructor at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Read the full article in the Mar. 29 issue of Navarre […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Mar. 2 Wine & Dine for Dravet The Dravet Syndrome Foundation is pleased to announce Wine & Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte organized and hosted by Cheryl Chant and Ken Rudzki, Charlotte’s grandparents. It will be held at Juana’s Club Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music […]

Wine and Dine for Dravet tables sold out, fun still available

Wine and Dine for Dravet tables sold out, fun still available

The color purple and butterflies will take over Navarre Beach Friday as Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill hosts an event for one special little girl and one big cause. The second annual Wine and Dine for Dravet in Honor of Charlotte is scheduled for 6 p.m. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue […]

Will you take the plunge?

Will you take the plunge?

On the first day of the year, Navarre Beach residents and visitors will gather for a long-standing tradition. Toes in the cold sand, some dressed in costume, they will gather at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico or inches from Santa Rosa Sound. Then as one big group they will all scurry, dive and […]

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

The Holley Navarre Senior Center held its annual fish fry on Friday, Sept. 15 and was well-attended. The fish fry is one of the senior center’s biggest fundraiser each year. Featured in the Sept. 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. P.S. Receive a digital subscription […]

Relay celebrates life

Relay celebrates life

Cancer has touched the lives of so many. This prevalent and diverse group of illnesses affects almost every part of the human body. One in every three men will have it, and one in every two women will face it said Rodney Martin Waites II. Waites is the 2017 event leader for Relay for Life […]

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

Grillin’ event bolsters education funding

The sweet smell of barbecue and savory smell of fresh seafood filled Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze during the third Grillin’ in the Breeze Saturday. The competition barbecue event featured fish dishes, a variety of grilled meats and more. Patrons who paid $12 were able to sample the delicious treats and vote for their favorite […]

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

‘Honky Tonk Homicide’ raises funds and fun

It’s safe to say the Mystery Dinner Theater put on at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center Saturday night was the most successful one yet. More than 100 tickets were sold for it, including some by people who aren’t even members of the senior center. Read the full article in the March 23 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Support as strong as ever for Ian Lockwood Memorial 5K

Support as strong as ever for Ian Lockwood Memorial 5K

Denise Lockwood decided to move the 5K named in memory of her son to Navarre Beach this year. The previous two races in 2012 and 2014 had been held at the Navarre Youth Sports Association Complex. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Car wash raises funds for human trafficking shelter

Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast held a car wash and cook out Saturday at Keller Williams Dream Team office on Navarre Parkway to raise donations for a shelter for human trafficking victims to serve the region. Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for […]

Wine and dine raises thousands for Dravet cure

Wine and dine raises thousands for Dravet cure

Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors Grill was packed and purple Friday night as community members wined and dined to raise funds for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation at “Wine and Dine for Dravet-In Honor of Charlotte.” Read the full article in the March 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 […]