Navarre Conference Center

Message to grads: Look to the future, focus on God

Message to grads: Look to the future, focus on God

Before the pomp and circumstance of Saturday’s graduation ceremony, a handful of Navarre High School seniors gathered with their family and friends for a night of worship at a baccalaureate service May 23 in the Navarre Conference Center. Pastor Clint Jernigan explained the service was a joint effort to help send the graduates off in […]

Deas carrying on her son’s legacy

Deas carrying on her son’s legacy

Cheryl Deas wants to cry when she thinks about the effort she is making to carry on the legacy of her son, DJ, who died by suicide last summer at the age of 16. Two events this weekend in Navarre, both of which honor the memory of DJ, who competed in track and football for […]

Having a ball

Having a ball

The Navarre Krewe of Jesters and guests let the good times roll at their annual Mardi Gras Ball held at the Navarre Conference Center last weekend. The 2019 Krewe of Jester’s Mardi Gras Court is King Dan Loftin, Queen Yolie Donley, Queen of Hearts JoAnn Lofti, Lester the Jester LeAnn Whichard and Grand Marshal Dave […]

Slithering scales and smiles

Slithering scales and smiles

Reno’s Reptiles stole the show at Reptiday at the Navarre Conference Center Saturday.                         As seen in the Jan. 24 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press for 30 […]

Aldi grocery chain among retailers eyeing Navarre

Aldi grocery chain among retailers eyeing Navarre

New retailers, including Aldi grocery stores, could be coming to Navarre and Pace as the Birmingham-based firm NextSite provides market analysis and retailer courting services for Santa Rosa County. Since April 2018 the firm has been collecting data on population, traffic and demographics in the county’s major areas and then using that data in contacts […]

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

Final Highway 98 options all include flyover

The recommendations for U.S. Highway 98 are in, and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has found that a flyover through the center of Navarre’s business district is the best solution to the roadway’s traffic woes. The search for the best alternative began with the launch of a PD&E (Project Development and Environment) study in […]

Penguins, pirates plunging into New Year

Penguins, pirates plunging into New Year

Whether clad in jumpsuits, wetsuits, swimsuits or just plain old suits, Navarre Beach residents and visitors spend the first day of each year sloshing into the frigid waters along the shore in the classic New Year’s tradition of plunging. The start of 2019 will be no exception, with two events coming to Navarre this year. […]

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

NABOR recognizes contributions of members

During the Navarre Area Board of Realtors annual awards luncheon Dec. 5, members took a moment to honor founding member Ira Mae Bruce. The recognition came as NABOR celebrated the start of its 40th year in the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center. Read the full article in the Dec. 13 issue of Navarre […]

Chamber’s event a success despite hasty relocation

Chamber’s event a success despite hasty relocation

Holiday celebrations across the Gulf Coast had to regroup Saturday after severe weather rolled into the area, and the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Park was no exception. But rather than call off the festivities, the chamber opted to move from the planned location of Navarre Park to the Days […]

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

Update: Christmas in the Park moves to Conference Center

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” set for Saturday is moving to the Days Inn Navarre Conference Center due to a rainy forecast. Festivities are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 8700 Navarre Parkway. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters […]

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

Navarre Garden Club brings Christmas craft fun

The Navarre Garden Club’s annual Santa’s Workshop and Craft Fair offered visitors a variety of Christmas-themed crafts, homemade baked goods and visits with Santa Saturday at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. Funds raised through sales and raffles go toward the club’s scholarship programs.           Read the full article […]

New Farm to Table market launches in Navarre

New Farm to Table market launches in Navarre

The lawn of the Navarre Conference Center was overtaken by advocates of clean, local eating and farmers Saturday at the grand opening of Farm to Table of Northwest Florida. This locally focused farmers market was created by Carolyn Hand, owner of Nature’s Hand Cattle Company, and Kim McKelvey, owner of Golden Dreams Dairy. Read the […]

Gala raises thousands for special-needs families

Gala raises thousands for special-needs families

In one night, the ladies and gents of Navarre raised more for the exceptional families of the Emerald Coast than they did in the entirety of last year. Emerald Coast Exceptional Families’ Bags, Bubbles and Bling event Sept. 29 was a huge success in its second year, said founder Kendra Booth. Read the full article […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Here are the top five events happening this week:   Wednesday, Sept. 26 Toes-N-Sand Windjammers on the Pier and the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier will show a movie favorite, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” on the big screen at dusk (around 7:30 p.m.) Bring your family and a blanket. Food and beverages will be available to […]

Retreat to provide rare break for special-needs moms

Retreat to provide rare break for special-needs moms

From the moment Riley was born, doctors did not give him a good prognosis. With muscular deformities, issues of the hands and feet, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism, he had quite a battle ahead. Doctors did not think he would live, said his mom, Carol Stevens. But he did. Read the full article in the Sept. […]

Tourism strong despite brush with Gordon

Tourism strong despite brush with Gordon

Hoteliers in Navarre continued to see high numbers of visitors over Labor Day weekend despite an impending tropical storm. Hampton Inn and Suites Navarre General Manager Andy Peterson said the hotel was busy with families ready to hit the beach. Read the full article in the Sept. 13 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Monday, Aug. 13 Santa Rosa County Early Voting Early voting for election day has begun. Click here for important voter registration information. Read the Navarre Press voter’s guide to learn more about the candidates running for office.   Wednesday, Aug. 15 Toes-N-Sand Toes-N-Sand free sunset movies is back at the Navarre Beach Pier. They will […]

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright, change the world

Shine bright. Navarre High School’s graduates said this phrase repeatedly the evening of May 24 during the annual Baccalaureate Service at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. This was the lesson Pastor Ray Millsap wanted the graduates to take into the world. Read the full article in the May 31 issue of Navarre Press. Click […]

Navarre Chamber to host Money Matters Expo

Navarre Chamber to host Money Matters Expo

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will host an expo June 9 to help people improve their financial literacy on topics from homebuying to investing to life insurance and more. The Money Matters Expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Days Inn and Suites Navarre Conference Center at 8700 […]

Repticon experience

Repticon experience

Hundreds of people flooded the Navarre Conference Center as Reptiday made its return to Navarre. The room was filled with various reptiles including lizards, geckos, tarantulas, snakes and the ever-popular Reno’s Reptiles. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the […]

Baccalaureate coming to conference center

Baccalaureate coming to conference center

Navarre High School seniors are little more than two weeks away from graduation which means it is time for Baccalaureate once again. The 2018 service will be hosted at the Navarre Conference Center at Days Inn and Suites,  8700 Navarre Pkwy, May 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. The event will feature worship leaders and graduating […]

Spring Fling supports garden club

Spring Fling supports garden club

The Navarre Conference Center’s parking lot turned into a colorful bed of blooms Friday as the Navarre Garden Club celebrated its annual Spring Fling. The event was both a celebration of the season and a chance for the club to interact with members of the community, who had the opportunity to sample food from some […]

Prom dresses ‘Fit for a Queen’

Prom dresses ‘Fit for a Queen’

Prom can be expensive. Between tickets, outfits, “promprosals,” dinner and more, the average American teen will dish out more than $600 on the event according to Yahoo! Lifestyle. A prom dress alone averages between $100 and $400, according to Promgirl.com. Read the full article in the Mar. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Pensacola Seafood Festival Sample a variety of mouth-watering seafood dishes and enjoy continuous entertainment at Seville Square, Fountain Park and waterfront Bartram Park in Historic Downtown Pensacola Sept. 29-Oct. 1. A children’s area is filled with activities for all ages. For additional information, visit fiestaoffiveflags.com. Corn Maze and Fall Fun Festival Visitors can spend time […]

Top 5 Events This Week

Top 5 Events This Week

Designer Bag Bingo Emerald Coast Exceptional Families invites you for a girl’s night out on Friday, Sept. 22 for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Event starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Holley by the Sea Beach House. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Ticket purchase includes one set of bingo […]

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Beaches to Woodlands returns early this year

Labor Day weekend marks the end of the traditional tourism peak season, and that can mean months of fewer visitors and lower profits known as the shoulder season. Bed tax collections, the money paid to the county by visitors for temporary lodging, tend to be lower. Despite July posting 32 percent bed tax growth, many […]

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Refuge for Women luncheon raises funds and awareness

Dozens gathered Saturday at the Freedom and Hope Luncheon at the Days Inn and Suites Conference Center in Navarre to learn more about the struggles of human trafficking and the road to recovery for those that escape. The fundraising event benefited Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Read the full article in the May […]

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

Giving in full bloom at Spring Fling

For its 11th year, the Navarre Garden Club’s Spring Fling blossomed at the Navarre Days Inn and Suites Conference Center. The brightly themed event is one of the two major fundraisers for the club. The fling’s counterpart, Santa’s Workshop, take place near Christmas and features a holiday theme. Read the full article in the April […]

Holiday fun is in full swing this weekend

Holiday fun is in full swing this weekend

Navarre will be feeling the holiday spirit Saturday, Dec. 3, for the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas in the Park, Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk Fun Run, Navarre Community Christmas Parade and Santa’s Workshop Craft Fair. Read more in the Dec. 1 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe online for as […]

Expo connects businesses to ladies of all ages

Expo connects businesses to ladies of all ages

There were lines out the door waiting to get into the Navarre Conference Center Saturday morning, Oct. 1 in anticipation of the Navarre Women’s Expo hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce (NBACOC). Businesses from all over the Navarre area lined the conference hall giving ladies a look at the services and products […]