Janet Pokroy

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

New shuffleboard courts at senior center ready for play

Mark and Janet Pokroy, along with Jim Russell, are playing a game of shuffleboard on a summer afternoon at the Holley Navarre Senior Center. A few others stop by as the day progresses. The game is being played on the new courts that were laid down earlier this year after months in which the pieces […]

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

It was at one of Navarre’s Junior ROTC military balls that Master Chief Jim Ethridge recalls a funny story about the late Shirley Brown, a long-time supporter of ROTC who used the cadets for many of the community service efforts she was involved with in Navarre. The connection between Brown and the high school’s ROTC […]

A night at the mystery dinner theater

A night at the mystery dinner theater

Two hours of anticipation was on the cusp of its conclusion Saturday night. The final piece of the script was in my hands — the reporter known as Smitty in the Holley Navarre Senior Center’s mystery dinner theater production — and also in the hands of the sometimes-clueless Inspector Eddie Constantine, a role played by […]

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

Senior center hosts dinner theater Saturday night

The microphones are laid out on a table inside the Holley Navarre Senior Center. Everyone in the cast of Last Call at Chez Mort, the dinner theater production that will play out Saturday at the center, is ready for another rehearsal. Read the full article in the April 5 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Travel popular activity among seniors

Travel popular activity among seniors

Travel is high on the priority list of those 50 and over. It’s also big business for the industry, according to Stephanie Miles, the senior vice president for marketing and member benefits at AARP. “Travel is the number one thing people at that age aspire to do, especially with a significant other or family,” Miles […]

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

Annual fish fry at the senior center a success

The Holley Navarre Senior Center held its annual fish fry on Friday, Sept. 15 and was well-attended. The fish fry is one of the senior center’s biggest fundraiser each year. Featured in the Sept. 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year. P.S. Receive a digital subscription […]

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Couple’s volunteering spirit enlivens senior center

Janet and Mark Pokroy used to ride their bikes around the Holley-Navarre Senior Center in the summer months when they were down here visiting the area. Their first impression of it from the outside looking in was an interesting one. “It looked closed. There was no one around. We had no idea what it was,” […]

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Linthicum shares her artistic talent at senior center class each week

Although she has been passionate about painting for more than half her life, Mary Ellen Linthicum never planned on teaching an art class at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center. It just happened to work out that way. Read the full article in the Jan. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Health fair and bazaar beneficial in countless ways

Health fair and bazaar beneficial in countless ways

Three years ago the Holley Navarre Senior Center decided to host a Health Fair. It went over well and has since expanded, with a craft bazaar being added to the agenda in each of the last two years. So on Friday morning as visitors strolled through the senior center, they could get a variety of […]

Frying up fish for a good cause

Frying up fish for a good cause

Santa Rosa County Sheriff Wendell Hall is in his fourth year of frying up fish for the fish fry the Holley Navarre Senior Center puts on as a fundraiser. “It’s a great fundraiser and they deserve it,” Hall said. “They’ve done a lot for us in their lives. We owe them something back.” Hall and […]