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Military training in Navarre causes fright near library

Military training in Navarre causes fright near library

A military training event in Navarre near the library on James Harvell Road caused a bit of panic this morning among library workers and visitors. “We received a call about a suspicious person near the Navarre Library,” Rich Aloy, Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said. “We did evacuate the library while we were […]

Calling all readers: Navarre Library revamps book club

Calling all readers: Navarre Library revamps book club

Attendance at Navarre Library’s book club has been dwindling in recent months, but library manager Lori O’gara hopes to change that. “We started out with six to eight to even 10 people, but now it has gotten down to just the two of us,” she said. Read the full article in the Jan. 3 issue […]

Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park slated for Saturday

Christmas parade and Christmas in the Park slated for Saturday

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters will gather with great gift ideas […]

Woodlawn Beach Middle School needs help for Literacy Week

Woodlawn Beach Middle School needs help for Literacy Week

Though Literacy Week is still months away, Woodlawn Beach Middle School has big plans to put books in the hands of all its students. To do that, the school is seeking community support. Literacy Week will run Jan. 28 – Feb.  1, 2019, and eighth-grade language arts teacher Christine Henry is leading the charge to make […]

Navarre Christmas in the Park and Parade set for Dec.1

Navarre Christmas in the Park and Parade set for Dec.1

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park” event will be held Saturday, Dec.1, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Navarre Park at the foot of the Navarre Bridge. This year’s event will include a Merry Market where local arts and crafters will gather with great gift ideas for everyone […]

Master Gardeners share knowledge at Navarre Library

Master Gardeners share knowledge at Navarre Library

The Santa Rosa County Master Gardeners are sharing their expertise on a variety of topics in monthly lectures at the Navarre Library now through December. Mary Salinas, horticulturist with the UF/IFAS Extension Office, said master gardener Sam Greendorfer approached her about expanding the lectures from their current locations in Gulf Breeze and Milton to include […]

Read without walls

Read without walls

Santa Rosa County Libraries are pushing readers out of their comfort zone and into new literary adventures this month through the new Reading Without Walls challenge. Libraries throughout the county will be offering challenge sheets asking readers to try new types of books they would not normally read said Library System Youth Services Coordinator Angela […]

Christmas begins

Christmas begins

The Christmas season will officially kick-off in Navarre Saturday, Dec. 2, with a full line-up of festivities. It is traditionally one of the busiest weekends in Navarre. 8 a.m. Start your morning off at the Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45 (behind Winn Dixie)for the Jingle Bell Run 5K. If you aren’t up for running […]

Day to celebrate America’s favorite treat

Day to celebrate America’s favorite treat

In the late 1930s, just south of Boston, sales of Nestle brand economy size semisweet chocolate bars were exploding. The sales spiked so much the company sent a representative to the area to discover the source of the peaking profits. What he found would change the history of desserts in the United States. He found […]

Resource Fair offers special connections

Resource Fair offers special connections

Sensational Friends, a local group dedicated to serving special needs families, rounded out their Summer Fun event series with a Resource Fair at the Navarre Library. The Friday event brought together representatives of more than a dozen therapy and support groups and services from the area for parents and caregivers to gain information and make […]

Sensational exploration hits Navarre Library this summer

Sensational exploration hits Navarre Library this summer

Things got sensational at Navarre Library Friday as children with special needs participated in the first Sensational Summer Fun camp created by Sensational Friends, Inc. The camps are designed to get special needs children and their families in Navarre together for a day of fun and therapeutic play said organization founder and president Abby Baker. […]

Tax prep made easy by free service

Tax prep made easy by free service

For nearly 50 years the AARP Tax-Aide Foundation has offered tax assistance for low to moderate income taxpayers, establishing itself as the largest free volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Navarre Library celebrates 34 years

Navarre Library celebrates 34 years

The Santa Rosa County Library System celebrated their 10th birthday Monday, Oct. 10, at 10 a.m. at all of their locations. Navarre Library joined in the fun with cake cuttings, children’s games and craft projects. Rainbows of balloons and streamers covered the ceiling and walls. For Navarre Library, the month marks a much older milestone. […]

Books come to life at library

Books come to life at library

Dozens of grade schoolers crowded round to hear performances of classic children’s fables Monday, June 27, at Navarre Library’s annual Summer Reading Program. Program events are held on Mondays at 1 p.m. in the Navarre Library Meeting Room for children that have completed kindergarten through fifth grade schooling and for 3- to 5-year-olds on Tuesdays […]

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles, new Navarre Library manager

Lori Riddles has only been on the job as the manager of the Navarre Library for a little more than a week. But in that short period of time she has quickly become comfortable in her new job setting. “The people here are friendly. It’s like “Cheers.” Everyone wants to know your name,” Riddles said. […]

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

Santa Claus is coming to town Dec. 5

The official holiday season is underway and Navarre will kick off the festivities this weekend with the annual Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 5. The fun begins at 1 p.m. in Navarre Park, and will include a holiday marketplace and free baked goods and hot beverages at Mrs. Claus’ Bakery. Children can participate […]

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 […]

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

‘Tis nearly the season for holiday events

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for their Annual “Christmas in the Park” to take place on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. in Navarre Park. The event will kick off the holidays for the community. This year’s event will feature a Holiday Marketplace for shoppers. Vendors who […]