halloween

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. […]

Field of Screams

For the second year in a row, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Pensacola Little Theatre are teaming up to present Field of Screams, Terror Under the Stadium. Family-friendly hours are from 5-7 p.m. Tickets are $6 each. Adult-only hours from 7:30 p.m.-midnight. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at BlueWahoos.com and at […]

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 […]

Special Needs Trunk-or-Treat

Join Emerald Coast Exceptional Families for some fall fun from 4 to 6 p.m. at 7552 Navarre Parkway. All ages of special needs children and their families are invited. Admission is free with one non-perishable food item. If you are interested in providing a trunk for this event, visit https://www.emeraldcoastexceptionalfamilies.org/trunk-registration.

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 […]

Boo at the Zoo

Children are invited to don their costumes and enjoy the not-so scary, Halloween themed zoo. The event features a Halloween Hay Maze, Monster Foam Play Party, animal encounters and face painting. A trick or treat trail features stations for children to enjoy toys, treats and treasures. For more information, call 850-932-2229 or visit www.gulfbreezezoo.org.  

Science Spooktacular By the Sea

From creeps of the deep, an endangered species cemetery, to science that glows in the dark, amazing sea creatures await you at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Event is from 5 to 9 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, children under 2 are free. Visit www.navarresciencestation.org for more information.

Boo at the Zoo

Children are invited to don their costumes and enjoy the zoo decked out for the Halloween holiday in a not-so-scary enviornment. The event features a Halloween Hay Maze, Monster Foam Play Party, animal encounters, and face painting. A trick or treat trail features stations for children to enjoy toys, treats, and treasures. Businesses are encouraged […]

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 […]

Boo at the Zoo

Children are invited to don their costumes and enjoy the zoo decked out for the Halloween holiday in a not-so-scary enviornment. The event features a Halloween Hay Maze, Monster Foam Play Party, animal encounters, and face painting. A trick or treat trail features stations for children to enjoy toys, treats, and treasures. Businesses are encouraged […]

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 […]

Rains, drains and pains

Rains, drains and pains

In the past two weekends, Navarre has seen more than a foot of rain. When the remnants of Hurricane Patricia swept through Oct. 25 – 26, nearly 7 inches of rain fell. The rain totals of Halloween weekend were nearly that at 6.41 inches with some areas receiving 7 inches. Rewind to Sept. 28 and […]

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

No tricks and all treats for dogs at Pet Nation

Pet Nation held its annual Halloween event for dogs on Oct. 30 with trick-or-treating for the canines dressed in costumes. “We usually get between 40-50 dogs for the event, but this year we definitely broke the record with 100 dogs,” owner Holly Elassaad said. The popular costumes this year were sports-related; football, baseball and referees. […]

The man who ruined Halloween

The man who ruined Halloween

If you’ve ever gone trick-or-treating, you have also probably had your parents inspect your Halloween candy. It was the time you dreaded as a kid during Halloween. It was the perfect opportunity for your parents, under the guise of safety, to pick out or “confiscate” their favorite candy bar from your sugary haul; but of […]

Halloween tricks for your pets

Halloween tricks for your pets

Nothing is quite as comical or cute as your pet in a Halloween costume. And there is no reason to keep your pet from participating in the celebrations, but common sense and caution should be applied. To ensure a fun and safe holiday for you all, consider these tips: All tricks – no sweet treats […]

Attendance doubles at annual Spooktacular

Attendance doubles at annual Spooktacular

One by one, miniature versions of pirates, Capt. America and Super Girl made their way in to the fifth annual Science Spooktacular by the Sea Friday evening at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. With booths like “Atomic Slime” and “Oozing Pumpkins,” kids enjoyed multiple science lessons with a Halloween theme. Charlene Mauro, director of […]