holiday

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 […]

NHS collects teddies for sick children

NHS collects teddies for sick children

Children spending the holiday season at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will receive some fuzzy friends thanks to the students of Navarre High School. The NHS Student Government Association is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive next week during school. Students will be able to share the love with sick children by donating stuffed animals to the […]

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Busy Labor Day weekend despite weather

Despite dwindling attendance along the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Hermine, Navarre Beach bed-tax collectors reported maxed out occupancy for the three-day Labor Day weekend. As CNBC warned travelers to rethink their Florida travel plans, hotels in Panama City Beach reported high cancellations due to the storm and discounted rates to recapture those […]

Leave fireworks to professionals

Leave fireworks to professionals

Families across the state will shoot off fireworks and light up roman candles in celebration of the birth of our nation this weekend. And they will break the law. Sgt. Rich Alloy, public information officer for the Santa Rosa County Sherriff’s Office said the state law is relatively limiting in what is and is not […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, March 17, the 77th day of 2016. There are 289 days left in the year. This is St. Patrick’s Day. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 17, 1966, a U.S. Navy midget submarine located a missing hydrogen bomb which had fallen from a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber into the Mediterranean off Spain. (It […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Dec. 24, the 358th day of 2015. There are seven days left in the year. This is Christmas Eve. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 24, 1955, the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo., found itself fielding phone calls from children wanting to know the whereabouts of Santa […]

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Community in need of holiday donations this year

Local organization Caring and Sharing is leading the way this holiday season to collect food and toys for those in need in our community. “Christmas joy is our goal for our clients,” Ann Thompson, president of Caring and Sharing said. “This year we have 183 families, totaling 710 persons, (317 adults, 119 teens, 234 children […]

Jingle Bell Fun

Jingle Bell Fun

The Navarre Chamber Foundation Jingle Bell run was held on Dec. 5 and has opened the Navarre holiday season for five years with a pet friendly non-timed 5K. Prizes were given for the most-spirited male, female and pet. The female winner was Angela Helvey; the male winner was Paul Wright and the pet winner was […]

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for their Annual “Christmas in the Park” to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Navarre Park. The event will kick off the holidays for the community. This year’s event will feature a Holiday Marketplace for shoppers. Vendors who […]

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 […]

Holiday Happenings gift guide

Holiday Happenings gift guide

‘Tis the season for Navarre Press’ 2014 Holiday Happenings gift guide. Filled with local gift ideas, holiday events and tips on what to give this Christmas season, it’s your essential guide to the holidays. Read 16-page guide in the Nov. 27 issue of Navarre Press or subscribe online here.