july 4

Sertoma’s Independence Day Celebration

For the 28th year, area Sertoma organizations are coordinating and hosting the largest Fireworks display on the Gulf Coast over Pensacola Bay on Monday, July 4th, 2017, at 9:00 pm. There will be activities throughout the day, from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm, in Seville Square to include a FREE Children’s Area with inflatables, a U.S. […]

In Honor of Courage

In Honor of Courage

“IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which […]

In Honor of Courage

In Honor of Courage

“IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776. THE UNANIMOUS DECLARATION OF THE THIRTEEN UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. WHEN, in the Course of human Events, it becomes necessary for one People to dissolve the Political Bands which have connected them with another, and to assume, among the Powers of the Earth, the separate and equal Station to which […]

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 […]

July 4 fireworks and festivities

July 4 fireworks and festivities

Family friendly events and activities will be going on in Navarre and surrounding areas this weekend and Monday, July 4. Listed below are some of the events taking place.   Navarre Beach Fireworks Fireworks will launch from Navarre Beach Marine Park after sunset around 9 p.m. The fireworks will be visible from both the beach […]

Sobriety checkpoint nets few offenders

Sobriety checkpoint nets few offenders

Less than five percent of the nearly 500 motorists stopped during a July 4 roadside sobriety checkpoint on US 90 near Avalon Boulevard in Santa Rosa County were arrested or issued traffic citations by the Florida Highway Patrol. In addition to seven criminal arrests and 16 traffic citations, 39 motorists received warnings or faulty equipment notices. The […]

Volunteers clean the beach

Volunteers clean the beach

Navarre Beach was packed with tourists and local residents July 4. Unfortunately, not everything that went to the beach Friday made it home or in to a trash receptacle. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center scheduled a special trash bash July 5 expecting the beach would need some special attention after the holiday. They […]

Update: Arthur now tropical storm

Update: Arthur now tropical storm

Businesses on two of North Carolina’s barrier islands hoped to salvage the rest of the holiday weekend after Arthur clipped the state without causing major damage before churning north toward Canada and losing strength early Saturday morning. Arthur was downgraded to a tropical storm early Saturday as its winds weakened to 70 mph (110 kph). […]

Traffic heavy, expect delays

Traffic heavy, expect delays

Traffic on Highway 98 in the Navarre area is “slow go” as many motorists are heading to July 4th destinations and making plans for fireworks displays. “We expect a lot of people to be on Navarre Beach and along Highway 98 for the fireworks,” said Mike Sandler, Chairman of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of […]

Sobriety Checkpoint July 4

Sobriety Checkpoint July 4

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has announced that a Roadside Sobriety Safety Checkpoint will take place on US 90, west of Avalon Boulevard in Santa Rosa County. It will begin at 9:30 p.m., July 4 and continue through 1:30 a.m., July 5. During the operation, vehicles will be stopped to check for driver impairment and […]

July 4th: Facts, fireworks, safety

July 4th: Facts, fireworks, safety

The July 3 issue of Navarre Press features a specially designed front page saluting Independence Day. It includes quotes from our Founding Fathers, as well as other notable Americans. You will also find a listing of local fireworks displays and important safety tips if you decide to have your own fireworks show. Read more in the July […]