halloween

Halloween gets wild at Boo at the Zoo

Halloween gets wild at Boo at the Zoo

Children of all ages had a wild Halloween this month at the annual Boo at the Zoo celebration at Gulf Breeze Zoo. A variety of vendors set up booths along a trick or treat trail through the Zoo’s many animal exhibits each weekend in October.   Read the full article in the Oct. 31 issue […]

Retail survey: Halloween spending lags in 2019

Retail survey: Halloween spending lags in 2019

Halloween festivities may be able to cause consumers to jump with fright, but the spooky holiday has failed to elicit as much reaction in the retail sector this year. Spending on costumes, candy and creepy décor have largely remained flat for 2019, according to the National Retail Federation’s annual spending survey. Read the full article […]

Northwest Florida Haunts

Northwest Florida Haunts

As Halloween approaches, Navarre Press would like to share with you some of the best local haunts and their stories.  NOTE: Not all of these locations are open to the public. Trespassing on private grounds is a crime punishable by law. Furthermore, vandalism of any kind is also a crime. Destroying or defacing a cemetery […]

Spooky science takes over Navarre Beach

Spooky science takes over Navarre Beach

Ghosts and ghouls were waiting in the beach wake Saturday during Science Spooktacular, an annual marine-inspired Halloween celebration at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. The station’s dual enrollment students led visitors in a variety of experiments and activities with a creepy theme including creating oozing pumpkins, piloting underwater remotely operated vehicles, exploring touch tanks, pressure […]

Holy or Haunted? All Hallows Eve’s dark alter ego

Holy or Haunted? All Hallows Eve’s dark alter ego

The chances are good that you will be getting a visit this evening from Spiderman, Ironman and Elsa, from the movie “Frozen.” These are some of the most popular children’s Halloween costumes for 2019 according to a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF). The NRF reports that Halloween sales are expected to top […]

20 scariest horror movies ever according to Google

20 scariest horror movies ever according to Google

In honor of Halloween, Navarre Press has asked Google which movies are the scariest of all time and the search engine did not disappoint. Some are icons of horror like cult classic “Psycho.” Others more recently shook up the spook scene. Here is a list of the 20 “scariest horror movies ever” according to Google […]

Blame your parents for what satisfies your sweet tooth

Blame your parents for what satisfies your sweet tooth

When presented with a bowl of Halloween treats, most people probably know their top pick immediately. Chocolate? Fruity? A salty/sweet mix? According to the University of Florida’s pre-eminent expert on human taste perception, your family upbringing is the main factor determining your selection. Linda Bartoshuk is affiliated with both the UF/IFAS department of food science […]

Pets celebrate during Yappy Halloween

Pets celebrate during Yappy Halloween

Navarre dogs did their own treat-or-treating Saturday at Pet Nation’s Yappy Halloween event. Dogs were invited to visit the store in their best costume and received a free bag of treats, samples and more. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to […]

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families offers Halloween inclusion

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families offers Halloween inclusion

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families hosted their annual Special Needs Trunk-or-Treat Saturday to allow children with special needs to trick-or-treat in an environment suited for their disabilities. The Nandin family’s children pose with the Spectrum House Superheroes during Trunk-or-Treat. Spectrum House co-sponsored the event. Read the full article in the Nov. 1 issue of Navarre Press. […]

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. MOURNING, PROTESTS AS PITTSBURGH BURIES VICTIMS Trump arrived to shouting, chanting protesters with signs such as “It’s your fault” and “Words matter,” a reference to allegations his bellicose language has emboldened bigots. 2. WHAT MASS MURDERERS LEAVE BEHIND The perpetrators often provide a treasure trove of insight into their violent tendencies on social media, […]

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Halloween has its own hazards and risks for pets and can make them anxious and even frightened. The chaos of Halloween means a flurry of activity, a constantly ringing doorbell and excited children running through neighborhoods. Read the full article in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign […]

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Fear Forest frightens for a cause

Leading up to Halloween night, Community of Christ church brought the fear last weekend during their annual Fear Forest. This haunted trail brought in hundreds of folks for screams and children’s Halloween activities. 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 […]

Spooky spending highlights retail growth

Spooky spending highlights retail growth

As folks prepare for the creepiest holiday of the year, the National Retail Federation has published its annual Halloween spending survey showing that billions will be spent on costumes, candy and more. The survey, conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, found that spending this year is projected at $9 billion. Read the full article in […]

Boo at the Zoo offers wild time

Boo at the Zoo offers wild time

There were a variety of trick-or-treating booths throughout the zoo last weekend. In addition to getting sweet treats, visitors to Gulf Breeze zoo’s Boo at the Zoo event learned about the creatures that call the zoo home. Click here to view photos featured in the Oct. 25 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online to your […]

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and festivities

Halloween events and family friendly festivities will be going on in Navarre and the surrounding area throughout the weekend as well as the day of Halloween. Listed below are some of the events taking place. Oct. 27   Halloween Haunt Join in the howling happenings for a frightfully fun time at the annual Halloween Haunt […]

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Keeping your pet safe during Halloween

Halloween has its own hazards and risks for pets and can make them anxious and even frightened. The chaos of Halloween means a flurry of activity, a constantly ringing doorbell and excited children running through neighborhoods. “It’s so easy for pet parents to forget or overlook how vulnerable our beloved animals really are in the […]

Field of Screams offers frightening experience for haunted house lovers

Field of Screams offers frightening experience for haunted house lovers

No one was afraid of Pensacola’s baseball team losing a lead inside Blue Wahoos Stadium late Wednesday night. But the ghouls and ghosts and, of course, clowns – you can’t have Halloween without clowns – instilled plenty of fear into the members of the media who were brave enough to venture through the Terror Under […]

Church brings fright for a good cause

Church brings fright for a good cause

As the sun went down the forest near Community of Christ Church in Navarre came alive with screams Friday and Saturday as part of the church’s Fear Forest event. The line to enter the haunted trail wrapped around the church building as more than 100 people showed up to test their courage. Church member Jack […]

Spooky science teaches children conservation

Spooky science teaches children conservation

Creepy goo, slimy dissections and mysterious organisms; this year’s Science Spooktacular got children of all ages hands on with dozens of labs and activities focused on teaching science and conservation Friday and Saturday at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS). The event featured dozens of Halloween themed booths focused on exposing children to science […]

At-home costumes in under 30 minutes

At-home costumes in under 30 minutes

Halloween is less than a week away, and for many that means the time has come and gone to find that perfect costume. But never fear, the Navarre Press has some quick ideas for fun costumes for that last-minute Halloween party or unexpected round of trick-or-treating. All of these costumes take less than 30 minutes […]

Pet costumes grow in popularity

Pet costumes grow in popularity

As Halloween approaches, millions of pet owners in the U.S. are looking to dress up their furry friends in celebration of the holiday. In fact, more people are planning to dress their cats and dogs for Halloween than at any point in the last 10 years according to the National Retail Federation’s annual Halloween report. […]

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Gulf Breeze passes Halloween rain test

Bob Richards watched stormwater creep up the driveway toward his garage on Dracena Way in Gulf Breeze on the first Sunday in November and had visions of the record flooding on April 29-30, 2014. Although the Halloween weekend rain, estimated at between 7 and 10 inches in Richards’ neighborhood, totaled less than half the deluge […]