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Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Emerald Coast Autism Center opens $2.5 Million facility at Niceville campus

Officials with Emerald Coast Autism Center held a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the nonprofit’s $2.5 million, state-of-the-art therapy center at Northwest Florida State College’s Niceville campus.  Founded in 2009 to fill the gap in educational services for children on the autism spectrum living in Okaloosa and Walton counties, ECAC began the year-long construction […]

Turtle center hatches

Turtle center hatches

The wooden beachfront shack sat vacant, collecting sand and salty grime from years of lacking care. Mold had begun to grow on the walls, floors and ceiling of the county-owned building. Once a state park information center, it shut its doors in 2008, left to sit and rot. Until some turtle ladies, a handful of […]

Sunshine, blue skies and butterflies

Sunshine, blue skies and butterflies

The Panhandle Butterfly House opened for the season Saturday to a packed vivarium. The outdoor enclosure contains Great Southern Whites, Julia’s, Painted Ladies, Pipevine Swallowtails, Spicebush Swallowtails, Monarchs, Common Buckeyes and Zebra Longwings. The Butterfly House is open Thursday – Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May through August. Admission is free but donations […]

Panhandle Butterfly House Annual Grand Opening

Panhandle Butterfly House Annual Grand Opening

The Panhandle Butterfly House will celebrate its Grand Opening for the 2016 season on Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Special events at the Grand Opening include: A plant sale with butterfly friendly plants. The Butterfly Bazaar will offer many butterfly items for sale. Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners will provide answers […]

Shoe Frenzy opens Saturday in Navarre

Shoe Frenzy opens Saturday in Navarre

On Nov. 14, Navarre’s first fashion shoe store will open its doors to the Navarre community with a wide fall line of trending styles. Shoe Frenzy, located on Ortega Park Drive behind Cactus Flower restaurant, is sure to give shoppers an adrenaline rush just at the sight of it, and when the price points of […]

Wee Market hosts Grand Opening event

Wee Market hosts Grand Opening event

Wee Market hosted its Grand Opening event in the Shoppes of Navarre Oct. 31, featuring specials from their vendors, children’s painting activity and trick-or-treating for the children. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to see the different vendors we have at Wee Market and support local businesses,” said Holly Elassaad, owner of Wee Market. […]

Coastline Calvary celebrates new Navarre location

Coastline Calvary celebrates new Navarre location

It was standing room only Sunday morning at the grand opening of the new Coastline Calvary Chapel on Highway 87 in Navarre. “I wasn’t quite expecting that,” Pastor Randy Pitman said. “It went well.” While guests squeezed into the pews and stood along the walls, worship team leader Josiah Arceo welcomed them with uplifting music. […]

Off-road trail opens Saturday

Off-road trail opens Saturday

The grand opening of the Clear Creek Off-Highway Vehicle Trails at Blackwater River State Forest is set for 8 a.m. Saturday. Professional motorcycle rider Ricky Carmichael will ride the trail as part of the celebration. “Ricky is excited that another trail is opening up in the state,” said JH Leale of Ricky Carmichael Racing. “When […]

Butterfly season in Navarre

Butterfly season in Navarre

Area residents were in Navarre Park before 10 a.m. Saturday waiting for the Panhandle Butterfly House to open for the season. Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council Director Kate Wilkes did the honors of cutting the ribbon. “We promote Santa Rosa County as a family-friendly vacation destination and what could be any more family-friendly than […]

Panera Bread opens in Gulf Breeze

Panera Bread opens in Gulf Breeze

The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the grand opening of Panera Bread on Gulf Breeze Parkway with a ribbon cutting April 23. The restaurant is located at 700 Gulf Breeze Parkway, near the intersection of Highway 98 and Daniel Drive. Navarre Press reported February 2013 Panera Bread had plans to open a restaurant in […]