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The view from the press box

The view from the press box

Welcome to October everyone. It’s a month packed with sports entertainment. College football, Major League Baseball the NFL, and of course, high school athletics. For the first time since 2018, the Beach Bowl between Navarre and Gulf Breeze will be played in October. The Raiders and Dolphins square off in the latest chapter of their […]

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

Editor starts new journey, hopes readers will join her

I have started on a new journey, both literally and figuratively. Last Wednesday marked my first day as the editor of the Navarre Press after more than 20 years at a daily newspaper. It also marked the first day in six months that I’ve worked from a location other than my bedroom floor. That was my […]

Navarre Press welcomes new editor

Navarre Press welcomes new editor

Wendy Victora Rudman has two great loves in her life. First is her family, consisting of her husband and three college-aged children.   Second is writing. She’s bringing that passion to the Navarre Press, where she began serving as editor Sept. 9. Newspapers allow her passion to flourish. “I love to write. I would write […]

Inkie is ready for early spring after hibernation

Inkie is ready for early spring after hibernation

A few weeks back, that famous groundhog up north didn’t see his shadow and they said an early spring would be coming. I heard my friends at the office talking about it…it brought me out of my long winter’s nap. A groundhog. Predicting spring. Really? Why don’t they ask an expert…like me! Read the full […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber’s annual awards and installation themed, “There’s No Place Like Home,” was held Friday, Jan. 31 at the Navarre Conference Center. Awards received for work accomplished in 2019: Business of the Year: Ken Rudzki and Cheryl Chant, Juana’s Pagodas/Sailors’ Grill Citizen Award of the Year: Frankie and Barbara Gibbs Volunteer of the […]

Man on the beach: What do you think of the Senate’s proposed law?

Man on the beach: What do you think of the Senate’s proposed law?

Navarre Press asked Navarre Beach visitors and residents: The Florida Senate is moving forward with a law that would prevent local governments from banning sunscreens that contain coral reef-harming chemicals. Sunscreen has been shown to play a critical role in protecting against skin cancer, but bans proposed in areas like Key West do not prohibit […]

Jim Fogler to head Florida Press Association, Intersect Media Solutions

Jim Fogler to head Florida Press Association, Intersect Media Solutions

   Tallahassee – Jim Fogler, a veteran leader in the publishing industry, is the new president and chief executive officer of the Florida Press Association and Intersect Media Solutions. In this new role, Fogler will become the chief advocate for publishers in Florida and oversee management services to multiple state media associations. He also will […]

The view from the press box

The view from the press box

The Lead In Navarre’s girls basketball team is looking for an upset tonight against Pace in a 7 p.m. District 1-6A road game. The Raiders come in at 10-11 overall and 4-5 in the district. Meanwhile, the Patriots are 17-4 overall and 8-1 in district play. These two teams have met once already and the […]

Santa Rosa Medical joins Brain Bag program

Santa Rosa Medical joins Brain Bag program

Navarre Press is partnering with the Studer Community Institute to provide free literacy tools for new parents in Santa Rosa County. The project will grow the Brain Bags program to include Santa Rosa Medical Center. SCI Director of Early Learning Shannon Nickinson said the program fulfills a need for families.

Introducing a new column by Kari Clemmer: Co-Parenting Basics

Introducing a new column by Kari Clemmer: Co-Parenting Basics

Hi there, I am Kari Clemmer. Welcome to my column “Co-Parenting Basics.” With a desire to reach a younger demographic and wanting to share valuable co-parenting information through newspapers across the United States, I decided to start introducing my column in places where I know people and that is why I chose Navarre. I reside […]

“The smart choice for mortgages!”

“The smart choice for mortgages!”

Being “The smart choice for mortgages!” starts with a local team of dedicated mortgage professionals who start each day with determination and gratitude to the community that they serve. Stacy Wright (NMLS #518604), Jennifer Gomes (NMLS #518603), and Victoria Lombard (NMLS #793374), work tirelessly to meet the needs of those they serve. For them, it’s […]

Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Hall’s Hedgehogs use newspaper in the classroom

Holley Navarre Primary School second-graders in teacher Kaytlyn Hall’s class, affectionately dubbed Hall’s Hedgehogs, used the Navarre Press to learn about text features and how to use them. This a Florida education standard. Using photos from the Sept. 12 story on Gulf Breeze Zoo’s Wild Shots contest winners, the students created informational posters about animals such as […]

Time is money, and Santa Rosa’s wasting it

Time is money, and Santa Rosa’s wasting it

Time is money. The phrase popularized in 1748 by Benjamin Franklin rings all too true more than 270 years later. For the entrepreneur of Santa Rosa County, opening a business here continues to cost time and money. And lots of it. We hear horror stories of site plans that went missing, of costly changes to […]

Juana’s one of a kind

Juana’s one of a kind

In this week’s issue you will read about a local family, the Rudzkis, who built one of the top 10 best beach bars in Florida from literally a shack 30 years ago. You can read the full article on our community page, but their accomplishments are nothing short of impressive. And in a town where […]

Tunes by the Dunes kicks off Thursday

Tunes by the Dunes kicks off Thursday

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 12th annual free summer concert series Thursday, May 30 at the Navarre Beach Park’s Sand Crab Pavilion, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Co-hosted by the Okaloosa Gas District, Navarre Press, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office, 87 Garage and the Navarre […]

To the class of 2019

To the class of 2019

Our community is getting ready to celebrate a new chapter in the life of our youth as the oldest of these graduate high school. Seniors, congratulations on your achievement. Graduation day marks a turning in your life from childhood to adulthood. As you move the tassel to the other side of your cap, you are […]

Tunes by the Dunes schedule released

Tunes by the Dunes schedule released

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 12th Annual Free Summer Concert Series May 30 at the Sand Crab Pavilion in Navarre Beach Park, just east of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Co-hosted by the Okaloosa Gas District, Navarre Press, Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office and Chamber Foundation, the summer […]

Inkie and the twin

Inkie and the twin

Do you remember me telling you about my twin cat? She looks exactly like me. In fact, once someone called Navarre Press to see if I had escaped. Really? Who would want to escape this luxury life I have? But it isn’t me running around outside – it’s my twin. I don’t even think we […]

Make your own backyard wildlife garden

Make your own backyard wildlife garden

All living things have four basic needs for their habitat: fresh water to drink, food to eat, shelter and a place to raise young. Without these things they cannot thrive, and their species can be in danger of extinction. Each part of a ecosystem is dependent on the other parts to succeed. Read the full […]

New faith correspondent joins Navarre Press team

New faith correspondent joins Navarre Press team

Navarre Press has a new voice bringing the stories of faith in Navarre to the pages of the paper. Pastor Michael Bannon has joined the team going into 2019 as a faith correspondent. Bannon is here as a church planting pastor for the Evangelical Free Church. He said while he is happy to take on […]