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Three things to know: Holiday fun coming this weekend

Three things to know: Holiday fun coming this weekend

Navarre will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of some community Christmas traditions this weekend. Families looking to get into the festive December spirit can make a safe bet on these events. 1. Jingle Bell 5k Run/Walk Fun Run Kicking off the morning of fun will be the Navarre Beach Chamber Foundation’s Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk […]

NHS breathes new life into “Romeo and Juliet”

NHS breathes new life into “Romeo and Juliet”

The Navarre High School Theatre program will be performing one of Shakespeare’s most infamous works this Friday and Saturday. “Romeo and Juliet” is a classic tale of young romance, blood-shed and tragedy, and program director Jan Savage said her students are ready to bring the production to life, complete with original script, period costume and […]

Residents weigh in on East Bay plan

Residents weigh in on East Bay plan

Regional transportation planners and members of the community crowded into Live Oak Church along East Bay Boulevard Nov. 21 to brainstorm ways to improve the road just outside the door. The public workshop was part of a corridor management plan study underway for the 9.8-mile stretch, including its multiuse path.

Holiday events in and around Navarre

Holiday events in and around Navarre

It’s that time of year once again. The coming weeks will see Navarre light up with holiday cheer and festivities the whole family can enjoy while creating holiday memories to last a lifetime. From our Navarre Press family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Dec. 5 Tree Lighting & Trees for Troops Join NAS […]

Four candidates seeking election to water board

Four candidates seeking election to water board

Four applicants are vying for two seats on the Holley Navarre Water System (HNWS) board of directors in the upcoming January election. HNWS, the water utility provider for more than 16,000 Holley and Navarre residences and businesses, will hold its annual meeting to elect new directors Jan. 21. The seven-member board serves staggered three-year terms, […]

Live Auction raises money for new children’s building

Live Auction raises money for new children’s building

Raising $1 million debt free is not an easy task for anyone, but First Baptist Church of Navarre (FBCN) has taken on the challenge. First Baptist put on a Live Auction/Block Party Nov. 16 with all the profits benefiting the construction of their new Children’s Ministry Center. Church members rallied together and collected a variety […]

Improving East Bay

Improving East Bay

The team tasked with studying the effectiveness of East Bay Boulevard took strolls and brief jaunts on their bicycles early Nov. 16. But they weren’t loafing. Instead they were trying a new method for analyzing the needs of citizens in the community along the boulevard as part of a corridor management plan study underway for […]

Edgewood Drive remodel moving forward

Edgewood Drive remodel moving forward

A complete remodeling of Edgewood Drive could be underway by spring 2020, according to District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech. “It is 100% designed,” Piech said. “We are going through the wetland permitting process since we have the design. We will get the permits and once we have permits, we will put the project out […]

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

Harrison has best showing among locals in Open

The 2020 CrossFit Open has ended.  Jessica Harrison had the strongest Open of all the Navarre athletes entered. She had the best score of all competitors twice in five weeks. Harrison barely edged Ashley Wolter for gym bragging rights.  On the international women’s leaderboard, Harrison checked in at 3,611th overall, and ranked 1,785th nationally. Wolter finished 3,799th in an international field with over 85,000 athletes. […]

“We Care and We Will Listen”

“We Care and We Will Listen”

On the evening of Nov. 2, a crowd of just over 100 people gathered in the fellowship hall at St. Sylvester Roman Catholic Church in Navarre for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre’s (PRC) fourth annual benefit dinner. The event began with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception followed by a catered meal.   Read the full article in […]

Pet Nation offers photos with Santa for Healing Paws

Pet Nation offers photos with Santa for Healing Paws

The holidays are u-paw-n us, and local small business Pet Nation is partnering with Healing Paws for Warriors to offer a festive opportunity for pet parents. The shop will host Healing Paws’ Santa Paws Pup Pictures Saturday, Nov. 23, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Read the full article in the Nov. 14 issue of […]

Woll offers out-of-this-world education

Woll offers out-of-this-world education

Not so long ago in a classroom not so far away, a teaching master led a band of first-grade Wookiees through lessons including aquaponics, geography, engineering and more. Her name is Jennifer Woll, and she has been named Holley Navarre Primary School Teacher of the Year. Read the full article in the Nov. 14 issue […]

HNIS “chickens” celebrate Boosterthon success

HNIS “chickens” celebrate Boosterthon success

Holley Navarre Intermediate School Principal Beth Mosley and Assistant Principal Elizabeth Ann Thompson chicken danced their way through the halls of the school Nov. 1 in chicken suits to celebrate a successful fundraiser. The administrators challenged students to generate $17,000 in profit from their annual Boosterthon fundraiser to purchase innovative PE fields and technology. In […]

Holley Navarre Fire hosting angel tree

Holley Navarre Fire hosting angel tree

Holley Navarre Fire District Station 45, located at 8618 Esplanade Street, has an angel tree filled with names of children who need a special someone to brighten their Christmas. Go to the station, select a tag from the tree and let the shopping begin. Participants should bring unwrapped gifts (with wrapping paper) by Dec. 10. […]

Cadets of the Month

Cadets of the Month

The Navarre Navy Junior ROTC unit selected its cadets of the month for October. The cadets earning the honor are Imaia Gifford and Chandler Kempf.   As seen in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or click here sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre […]

Shop Crawl supports more than local business

Shop Crawl supports more than local business

Retailers across Navarre rolled out the red carpet Saturday for the 8th Annual Holiday Shop Crawl hosted by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of retailers across a variety of specialties participated in the event. Chamber Executive Director Chanda Ryan said the event is all about increasing traffic to these local stores ahead […]

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge critters settling in at Navarre location

Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge critters settling in at Navarre location

After nearly three years, it’s official. With tears in her eyes, Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Executive Director Carol “Stormy” Andersen jumped for joy watching as the last vehicle of the convoy from Okaloosa Island pulled into the refuge’s new home on Clopton Circle Nov. 10. In tow were the sick, injured and abandoned wildlife in […]

Edward Jones financial advising opens in Navarre

Edward Jones financial advising opens in Navarre

Professional financial advisor Monica Meyer celebrated the grand opening of her new Edward Jones office at 1778 Sea Lark Lane in Navarre Nov. 7 with an evening ribbon cutting, hosted by Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.   As seen in the Nov. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – […]

Navarre celebrates service, sacrifice

Navarre celebrates service, sacrifice

Residents decked in red, white and blue packed Navarre Park’ center pavilion and spilled out across the lawn toward the Black Hawk Memorial Monday for the annual Veterans Day Ceremony. Each year the ceremony is presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 American Legion posts.   Read the full article […]

Navarre man allegedly kissed, groped child

Navarre man allegedly kissed, groped child

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Navarre man Nov. 11 for allegedly kissing and groping a minor. Oscar Camacho, 62, is charged with misdemeanor battery and felony child abuse in connection with the incident. According to the arrest report, the victim was crying and appeared scared and distraught when giving her statement. She told […]

Open finishes with tough workout

Open finishes with tough workout

It’s over. The last workout, however, demanded a little more sweat of the 100-plus athletes entered in the CrossFit Open competition. Linking stationary rowing, pullups or muscle-ups, and wall-ball shots, the workout was something more akin to what might appear in the international CrossFit championships. And some advanced athletes struggled with the “as prescribed” workout, […]

Fostering Hope provides needed training at Community Life

Fostering Hope provides needed training at Community Life

The Letter of James says, “Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.” Most Christians would at least acknowledge that keeping oneself unstained from the world is something they ought to do, but would we […]

Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Veterans Day events scheduled for Santa Rosa

Two Veterans Day events in Santa Rosa County will be attended by members of the Board of County Commissioners Nov. 11 according to a press release. In Navarre Park, the festivities are set to start at 11 a.m. presented by local veteran’s organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4407 American Legion posts. Other participating organizations include Navarre High School […]

Civics, emotional growth collide in Rose’s classroom

Civics, emotional growth collide in Rose’s classroom

Civics teacher Pamela Rose said it is not good enough to just teach her students. She wants to help them feel safe and grow. Rose has been named Holley Navarre Middle School (HNMS) Teacher of the Year by a vote of her peers. Though she held other careers in her life, Rose got into teaching […]

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