Holiday season

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Raider lifters staying focused during holiday season

Natalya Garza is in the weight room on a Monday morning in mid-December. Just a few days earlier, the senior helped the Raiders breeze through a tri-meet with Fort Walton Beach and Crestview. Navarre’s girls weightlifting team now has a month off before it returns to the grind as far as competition is concerned. But […]

Council on Aging makes holidays brighter for seniors

Council on Aging makes holidays brighter for seniors

The holiday season was made a little brighter for senior citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, thanks to the Christmas for Seniors Initiative. Started in 2009, businesses in the area, as well as community members, donate money and gifts, such as pajamas, heaters, microwave ovens, food, crafts and puzzles. The initiative meets a need […]

Don’t fall victim to a scam during the holiday season

Don’t fall victim to a scam during the holiday season

Look the map on AARP’s Fraud Watch Network and the state of Florida is stacked with triangles that serve as symbols of potential scams. No one should be surprised because, as AARP Communication Manager Dave Bruns points out, “Florida is the epicenter for scams targeting people 50 and over.” And with the Christmas season in […]

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

Addiction relapse looms during holiday season

For those who have recovered from addiction to drugs and alcohol, the holidays can be a stressful time rather than a celebration of joy. Between guilt, holiday stress, family pressure and all the difficulties that come along with the season, relapse is more common during his period said Twelve Oaks Recovery Center Community Resource Liaison […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]

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 […]

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Irene Gillis, Brenda Rister and Cindy Stillwell had no plans to spend part of their winter vacation doing work on sewing machines. But the work was for a good cause as the three ladies, who are spending their winter at the Santa Rosa RV Resort in Navarre, made 26 pillow cases that will be donated […]

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

The official holiday season is underway and Navarre will kick off the festivities this weekend with the annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 5. The fun begins at 1 p.m. in Navarre Park, and will include a holiday marketplace and free baked goods and hot beverages at Mrs. Claus’ Bakery. Children can participate […]