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Navarre is freezing for a cause

Navarre is freezing for a cause

The tradition of facing frigid water on the first day of the New Year has been in the U.S. for more than 100 years, starting in 1904 with the L Street Brownies Polar Plunge in Boston. On Jan. 1, 2017, Navarre residents will join that tradition, shivering and splashing in the waters of the Gulf […]

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Crop Drop feeds body and soul

Volunteers with Navarre First Assembly of God handed out more than 28,000 pounds of produce and 35 turkeys with all the fixings Monday, Nov. 20, during the church’s seventh annual Crop Drop. People from all walks of life, poor or rich, unemployed or gainfully employed, were invited to take grocery bags loaded down with farm […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Color flies for a cause at Dead Pirate 5K

Rainbows of powder flew through the air at Navarre Beach Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Dead Pirate Color Run 5K organized by the Krewe of the Karibbean. This casual run had a turnout of all ages from 3-year-olds who rode in strollers to serious runners who wanted to stretch their legs. Roughly 60 runners signed […]

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities’ Revenue Manager Mike Lorea didn’t hesitate to jump into action when he was approached about helping out with the Weekend Food Program in South Santa Rosa County. At the Springhill Suites on Pensacola Beach Tuesday afternoon, he and members of his staff  were on hand participating in a regional training conference and they […]

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. “ Erma Bombeck She’s standing next to you in the grocery aisle. He’s parked behind you at the gas pump. She may have helped you at the Good Neighbor […]

Council on Aging chills out for a good cause

Council on Aging chills out for a good cause

Ann Constance walks out of the Lowe’s store in Gulf Breeze carrying a brand-new air conditioner, which isn’t an uncommon sight during a Florida summer when the outdoor temperature makes it feel as if you are inside a sauna. The difference in this situation on a steamy Friday afternoon in July is the AC unit […]

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Andrews Institute Krutches for Kids Drive needs crutches

Helping athletes have success on their road to recovery from an injury is something the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze does well and its latest effort will aid in that recovery process. It’s called the Krutches for Kids Drive and people are asked to donate any gently used crutches that can be given to athletes […]

Navarre Beach Pub Crawl raises money for Fisher House

Navarre Beach Pub Crawl raises money for Fisher House

The Navarre Beach Pub Crawlers participated in their sixth-annual event Saturday night.  The group started at O’Connor’s Pub and Grill, walked to East River Smoke House and then over the bridge to Juana’s.  They finished the evening at Lagerhead’s at the Navarre Beach Pier. Read the full article in the April 14 issue of Navarre […]

Crawling for a Cause

Crawling for a Cause

Air Force veteran Robert Reyes had the idea to have a Pub Crawl in Navarre to support local businesses and to raise money for the Fisher House of the Emerald Coast. Little did he know then – that six years later, he would be the owner of a local business, O’Connor’s Pub and Grill. Can’t […]

Navarre couple excited about K9s For Warriors’ fundraiser

Navarre couple excited about K9s For Warriors’ fundraiser

Navarre Beach Fireman Dan Fureigh and his fiancé, Shannon Robertson, have no idea where their adventure will take them when they participate in the Rally Your Heart event in March. But the Navarre couple does know is that they are doing it for a good cause. The donations they raise for their participation in the […]

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

Hundreds participate in New Year’s Day Plunges

The falling temperatures and a forecast of rain showers did not deter the hundreds of participants in the plunges held on Navarre Beach on New Year’s Day. Just the day before, the temperatures were in the 70’s and a plunge sounded pretty refreshing. But just one day later, the skies were overcast and the temperatures […]

HNIS students help brighten the Christmas of area families

HNIS students help brighten the Christmas of area families

Students at Holley-Navarre Intermediate School lined up with gifts in their hands and smiles on their faces as they waited their turn to donate presents to a good cause Thursday morning. Holley Navarre Assembly of God Pastor Doug Barber and members of his church arrived in a delivery truck to collect the gifts, filling up […]

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 […]

Coleman family donates $5,000 to service dog charity and issues challenge

Coleman family donates $5,000 to service dog charity and issues challenge

James Royal is a 3-year old fountain of energy, smiles and love. He plays with trains, cars and his learning tablet.  He has favorite movies and he loves to run.  Sounds normal for a 3 year old. But with James, he is challenged by almost everything in life. James suffered a stroke during birth which […]

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Boaters ‘all in’ for poker run

Perfect weather brought in a huge crowd at the 2014 Emerald Coast Poker Run on Aug. 16 at Juana’s Pagodas. “This is one of our biggest weekends of the year,” said Kevin Rudzki of Juana’s Pagodas. He attributed the large turnout each year to several factors including proceeds from the event benefiting local charities, “… […]