Music

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

‘Ms. B’ brings music, positive attitude to the classroom

Walking into “Ms. B’s” classroom in Navarre High School, visitors are greeted not by the sounds of pencils on paper but of the melodious voices of her students and the chirps of a piano. Chorus instructor Caroline Buechner, or Ms. B as her students call her, was selected as Teacher of the Year for the high […]

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 […]

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

Songwriters Beach Blast brings songs, stories

The weekend was melodic at Juana’s Pagodas as 19 music acts took to the stage for the second annual Songwriters Beach Blast. Event organizer Daniele Hall said there were a variety of genres performed including Blues, folk, jazz, pop country, classic country and folk country by artist from all over. “Some are local, but the […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park at the Sand Crab Pavilion just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Each […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free summer concert from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park at the Sand Crab Pavilion just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. The series will showcase a variety of local musicians with the Gulf of Mexico and sunset as the backdrop. Each […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a free concert every Thursday throughout the summer from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. For more information, call 850-939-3267 or visit www.navarrechamber.com.

Tunes by the Dunes

“Tunes by the Dunes” Concert Series is from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Emerald Gold will perform at the Sand Crab Pavilion. Concert-goers are encouraged to come hungry and purchase concessions provided by some of the Navarre Chamber member restaurants.  For more information, call […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The “Tunes by the Dunes” Concert Series, formerly Thursdays in the Park, has been relocated from Navarre Park to Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Bay Bridge Band will perform at the Sand Crab Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. Concert-goers are encouraged to come hungry and purchase concessions provided by […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The “Tunes by the Dunes” Concert Series, formerly Thursdays in the Park, has been relocated from Navarre Park to Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Marsha Marsha Marsha will perform at the Sand Crab Pavilion from 6 to 8 p.m. Concert-goers are encouraged to come hungry and purchase concessions provided by […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its annual free summer concert series with Swingtown from 6 to 8 p.m.  The “Tunes by the Dunes” Concert Series, formerly Thursdays in the Park, has been relocated from Navarre Park to Navarre Beach Park just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Concert-goers are […]

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle celebrates artistic talent, awards

Holley-Navarre Middle School students displayed their artistic talents last week as a series of events at the school showcased their fine and performing arts skills. The media center was full of brightly painted 3D and 2D artwork as HNMS had its end-of-year arts show. Read the full article in the May 18 issue of Navarre […]

Bands on the Beach

This free concert series features the Bay Bridge Band from 7-9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. Spectators are encouraged to take their own lawn chairs and blankets. Pets and glass are prohibited. Bands on the Beach concerts will feature a Taste of the Beach restaurant and signature dish each week. Dishes priced […]

Mardi Gras Ball

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters Mardi Gras Ball is a party that you shouldn’t miss. Celebrate the count down to the Mardi Gras parade by dancing the night away. Cocktails are at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35. For a more information, visit  www.facebook.com/navarrekreweofjesters/.

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Community band hoping to hit the right notes

Navarre High Band Director Dean Barrow is hoping to get his community band idea off the ground. Nine showed up to the initial rehearsal last Tuesday in the high school band room but that number is expected to change in the coming weeks as 35 participants are signed up for it. Read the full article […]

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Nature alive and well in the classroom

Tabitha Gorse walks around the Nature Explore Classroom at Hurlburt Field on a sun-splashed Monday morning and points to some of its most interesting features. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Education Foundation awards teachers $68,000 in grants

Of the 68 Santa Rosa teachers who received $1,000 grants from the Santa Rosa Education Foundation, 26 hail from schools in Navarre and Gulf Breeze. The grants are awarded each year to help teachers implement ideas in the areas of Artistic Literacy, Literacy, Career/Technical Education and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education with the […]

HNFD sets festival date

HNFD sets festival date

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are […]

Thursdays in the Park – Chloe Channell Concert

Band: Chloe Channell (Country) Sponsored by: Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate and University Lending Group Food Vendors:  The Warriors Wagon and Kona Ice of Gulf Breeze Concert goers are encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chair. * No Pets * No Smoking * No Vaping are allowed in Navarre Park. Anyone that needs to smoke or vape during the […]

Teen depression can be conquered

Teen depression can be conquered

Alex Worthington was a 17-year-old football player with the Navarre High School Raiders. His mother, Liesa Worthington, described him as hardworking, always striving to be the best at what he does for those around him. But after a serious injury to his stomach, Alex was sidelined, and when he returned to the field, he was […]