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Santa Rosa County Fair brings fun and farming

Santa Rosa County Fair brings fun and farming

Squeals of laughing children and fleeing piglets filled the air Saturday as the 27th annual Santa Rosa County Fair got underway at the Santa Rosa County Fairgrounds in East Milton. This annual celebration of the start of planting season had more than a dozen thrill rides, rodeos, livestock shows, games and more. Featured in the […]

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 […]

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

County fair rip roarin’ in east Milton

The 26th annual Santa Rosa County Fair is in full swing. The fair gates opened up Friday, and people and farm animals alike have been crowding in for the fun. Santa Rosa Fair Foundation’s Kyle Holley said this year’s turnout is expected to be bigger than last year. Read the full article in the April […]

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 […]

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Scientific efforts key to controlling lionfish problem

Lionfish are here to stay. That is the message NOAA Research Fisheries Biologist Tom Jackson delivers when discussing the invasive species that has been present in the Gulf of Mexico since 2010. “The cat is already out of the bag,” Jackson said. “You can’t ever get rid of them. Anyone who tells me otherwise, I […]

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Irene Gillis, Brenda Rister and Cindy Stillwell had no plans to spend part of their winter vacation doing work on sewing machines. But the work was for a good cause as the three ladies, who are spending their winter at the Santa Rosa RV Resort in Navarre, made 26 pillow cases that will be donated […]