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Defying the odds leads to new opportunity

Defying the odds leads to new opportunity

Dexter Hunter is sitting out front at Navarre Gardens on a beautiful January afternoon – his wife Bonnie is the administrator at the assisted living facility – and someone walks by and asks what he’s up to. He jokes that he’s doing what he is told and then changes his direction and makes a joke […]

Local luthier builds cigar box guitars

Local luthier builds cigar box guitars

Rob Wrobel of Destin loves music. For years he played the guitar, but when a motocross accident injured his neck in his late 40s, he lost a lot of motor skills in his hands. Playing the guitar became next to impossible. Flash forward to age 55, a friend introduced Wrobel to a kind of guitar […]

Look for the red perch

Look for the red perch

If you happen to see a birdhouse with a red perch, there is a good chance Marilyn Rector built it. “Where I came up with that idea, I can’t tell you,” Rector said. “I wanted to have something special about my birdhouses and so I painted all of the perches red.” Rector’s birdhouses are a […]

Emerald Coast Kite Flyers spread joy of flying

Emerald Coast Kite Flyers spread joy of flying

American kites have come a long way from diamond-shaped children’s toys. Kite flying has become a nationwide, thousand dollar hobby for many as kites continue to be built bigger, stronger and more beautifully. Getting more people engaged in that hobby is the mission of the Emerald Coast Kite Flyers Club. Read the full article in […]

Local artist finds passion in pallet painting

Local artist finds passion in pallet painting

Holley by the Sea resident Crystal Reder knew she had artistic talent since she was five years old. She said she could paint and draw better than her peers, and she challenged herself to always be the best in the class. “My goal was to make my picture look better than anyone else’s in the […]

Amateur Radio Club looks to dial up more interest in hobby

Amateur Radio Club looks to dial up more interest in hobby

Ray Crepeau is always looking for ways to promote the use of amateur radio. The president of the Emerald Coast Amateur Radio Association saw a golden opportunity to do it earlier this year by donating books on the topic to the Navarre Public Library. Read the full article in the Feb. 25 issue of Navarre […]