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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘We’re off to see the wizard …’

‘We’re off to see the wizard …’

The classic movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” celebrates its 75th anniversary later this month, and the Santa Rosa County Library System is celebrating with special programs. The first “Munch with Munchkins” was held Aug. 1 at the Navarre Library and included a viewing of the movie, as well as free popcorn and children’s crafts. Additional programs […]

Students register for summer reading

Students register for summer reading

Students exited Navarre area schools for the summer May 30 and many of them found their way to the Navarre Library to register for the annual summer reading program. Library Manager Susan Cook said this year’s program titled “Fizz, Boom, Read!” begins June 10 and includes preschool story time, as well as the traditional summer reading […]

Dr. Seuss: ‘Who knew?’

Dr. Seuss: ‘Who knew?’

The Navarre Library is joining others in the county and across the country in celebrating Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The library set up special Dr. Seuss displays to celebrate the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” day to generate enthusiasm for reading and recognizing the talents and genius of Dr. Seuss. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born […]