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Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge grand opening Dec. 7

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge grand opening Dec. 7

The Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge’s board of directors voted this month to set the date for the Refuge’s move to its new campus just north of Navarre in Santa Rosa County Nov. 10. A public grand opening will follow Dec. 7, at 9 a.m., at 3051 Cloptons Circle in Holley.     Read the full […]

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 […]