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Workshop highlights how to deal with presence of coyotes

Workshop highlights how to deal with presence of coyotes

Black bears take center stage in terms of grabbing the attention of the community, but coyotes are also a big part of the wildlife scene here in Florida. Elizabeth Heikkinen, an assistant wildlife biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discussed coyotes in more detail with the community Thursday afternoon. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving centerpiece workshop

Linda Henderson of the Navarre Garden Club will instruct participants as they create a fresh flower cornucopia in a lovely basket for your dining tables. Workshop will be held at the Elks Lodge behind Shrimp Basket from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $17 and includes all materials. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For […]

Speaker series aims to Decontaminate Navarre

Speaker series aims to Decontaminate Navarre

Addressing issues ranging from algae blooms fed by fertilizer runoff to an increasing number of bear encounters due to loss of habitat, the Navarre Garden Club has created the Decontaminate Navarre speaker series to help the community tackle concerns facing our environment. Navarre Garden Club President Ginger Eisele said the club launched the series in […]

Top 5 events this week

Top 5 events this week

Aug. 29 Toes-N-Sand Bring blankets, chairs and your family for a sunset movie next to the pier on Navarre Beach. The movie showing is “Grease”. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/navarrebeachpier. Aug. 30 Tunes by the Dunes The Navarre Chamber presents a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Navarre Beach. Food and beverages available […]

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 […]

Garden club brings Arbor Day to Navarre Gardens

Garden club brings Arbor Day to Navarre Gardens

  On a cold but sunny Friday morning at Navarre Gardens, a new assisted living facility in town, several residents gathered for the Arbor Day ceremony put on by the Navarre Garden Club. A few even helped plant the tree, including Richard Knies, a World War II veteran. He took a shovelful of dirt and […]

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

It has become a tradition at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, this activity of making floral arrangements to adorn tables at Thanksgiving. For several years now the Navarre Garden Club has held a class on how to make the arrangements the week of Thanksgiving and it’s always well attended. This year was no exception, with around […]

Senior Center aims to boost membership

Senior Center aims to boost membership

As the year winds down, the push to attract members for the Holley-Navarre Senior Center picks up. The membership drive is underway and will run through the end of the year. “Our membership is at 271 right now. We have set a goal to try to get to 300 for the year,” said Jim Russell, […]

Planting the seeds with Junior Garden Club

Planting the seeds with Junior Garden Club

  Students of West Navarre Intermediate School and Holley-Navarre Intermediate School are learning about their local ecosystems and making some of their own as part of the Junior Garden Club. Once a month these students get together with Navarre Garden Club volunteers to learn lessons about everything from climate to amphibians. Then each student does […]

Navarre Garden Club Encounter

The Navarre Garden Club is inviting new members, potential members and those that wish to reconnect to learn about the happenings and purpose of the club. The meeting will be held at the home of Dale Powell, 8808 Sand Pine Rd., from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. RSVP by calling 850-396-5494 or email president@navarregardenclub.org.

Islands Near & Far, A Standard Flower Show

The Navarre Library is host to the Navarre Garden Club’s Annual Flower Show, showcasing Floral Designs, Artistic Crafts & Educational exhibits, in addition to an array of beautiful horticulture exhibits grown by garden club members in this area. To receive an education in the plants and flowers that grow well in this area of the […]

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 […]

Garden Club plants live oak for Arbor Day

Garden Club plants live oak for Arbor Day

The Navarre Garden Club held its annual Arbor Day celebration Friday and the tree it planted at the Holley Ball Park is dedicated to Shirley Brown, a beloved Navarre resident who died in December after a brief illness. Brown was heavily involved in the community and is a former vice president of the Navarre Garden […]

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 […]

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

Ode to Volunteers: Giving back is where it’s at

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. “ Erma Bombeck She’s standing next to you in the grocery aisle. He’s parked behind you at the gas pump. She may have helped you at the Good Neighbor […]

Navarre Garden Club earns awards at convention

Navarre Garden Club earns awards at convention

The Navarre Garden Club was honored with 13 awards at the 90th Annual Convention of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs.  Representing the club were President Rachel Coggins, Vice President Nancy Gaskins, Jr. Garden Club Chair JoAnn Conors and Florida Federation of Garden Club District 1 Director Sharon Johnson. Read the full article in the […]

Garden Club ushers in spring

Garden Club ushers in spring

The Navarre Garden Club made spring official with their annual Spring Fling, the largest fundraiser for the club. Click HERE to view photos featured in the April 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe today to your community newspaper.

Gardening for spring

Gardening for spring

With the last chance of frost behind us, it’s time to begin that beautiful home garden you’ve always dreamed about. In exchange for a small monetary investment and some elbow grease, you can have amazingly fresh vegetables, herbs and fruit. Even for those who have little or no experience, growing your own garden can be […]

Garden Club offering two scholarships

Garden Club offering two scholarships

Promoting horticulture and environmental science is one of the goals of the Navarre Garden Club. Offering two scholarships each year to students is the club’s way of working toward achieving that goal. “One of our goals is to further good horticulture and this is a great way to do it,” said Ginger Eisele, who is […]

Garden Club enhances Sheriff’s Office substation

Garden Club enhances Sheriff’s Office substation

On Jan. 15, despite the cold temperatures, the Navarre Garden Club donated several trees to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office District 2, Navarre substation on High School Boulevard in honor of Arbor Day. The trees were donated and planted to show appreciation to the Sheriff’s Office. Read the full article in the Jan. 21 […]

Cook closing book on library career

Cook closing book on library career

Susan Cook remembers going into the public library in Panama City to do research for high school term papers, and it was during that time that she decided she wanted to be a librarian. “I remember observing the librarians and what they were doing in their jobs,” Cook said. “I think that planted the seed […]

Navarre Garden Club Wins National Award

Navarre Garden Club Wins National Award

The Navarre Garden Club was awarded a National Certificate of Commendation by the National Garden Club, Inc. during its 86th Annual Convention in Louisville, Ky. The awards presented were for entries that reflected projects or activities that occurred during 2014, and the commendation was for the landscaping around the Blue Star Memorial Highway marker installed […]

Blue Star Memorial Highway dedication

Blue Star Memorial Highway dedication

Members of the Navarre Garden Club, along with active duty and retired military personnel, gathered May 16 in Navarre Park to dedicate a Blue Star Memorial Highway marker. The Blue Star Memorial Highway program started in 1945 to honor men and women serving in the Armed Forces during World War II. Read more in the May […]

Navarre Garden Club hosts free tree giveaway

Navarre Garden Club hosts free tree giveaway

Local residents lined up at Baptist Medical Park Navarre Saturday morning for a free tree giveaway. Members of the Navarre Garden Club were there distributing nearly 5,200 free trees of five varieties including red maple, silver maple, green ash, yellow poplar and live oak. Jo Parnell of the Navarre Garden Club said that the club […]

Navarre celebrates Arbor Day

Navarre celebrates Arbor Day

The Navarre Garden Club hosted an Arbor Day ceremony Friday, and community leaders helped to plant a tree at Navarre High School. NHS Principal Brian Noack, Assistant Principal Brian Howell, Navarre Garden Club members Paul Considine and Dorothy Reynolds, Santa Rosa County Commissioner Jim Melvin and Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tony Alexander […]