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Fireman’s Challenge & Family Fun Day

Emerald Coast Exceptional Families and UpLift Fitness are teaming up with Navarre Beach Fire Rescue to present the Fireman’s Challenge & Family Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Fire Department. There will also be a kids’ fitness course, craft tent, sensory stuff, and more. For additional details, visit facebook.com/upliftfitnessnavarre.

Raider Day 5k Fun Run/Walk

The Raider Day 5K will be held at the Navarre Youth Sports Complex, 8840 High School Blvd., from 8 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 for students, $15 without t-shirt and $30 with t-shirt. All proceeds of the Raider Day 5K go to the Navarre High School and NYSA Football Programs. Register online at www.nysasports.com/Default.aspx?tabid=1277922.

More than 30 teams take fitness challenge at WODfest

More than 30 teams take fitness challenge at WODfest

Suffice it to say that Crossfit Gym in Navarre had the fittest population on Saturday morning.  A total of 31 two-person, same-sex teams from the Panhandle, Alabama, and Mississippi competed in a four-workout fitness competition. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign […]

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Williams leaps into new career as Dickey’s franchisee

Wendy Williams was a critical care nurse for 25 years and a medical device rep for Boston Scientific for 15 years. In fact, it was her job as a rep selling pacemakers and defibrillators that brought her to Florida. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Harp awarded AFA Teacher of the Year

Harp awarded AFA Teacher of the Year

Marsha Harp was caught by surprise when she learned she had been named the Air Force Association Chapter #398 Hurlburt Teacher of the Year. A first-grade teacher at West Navarre Primary, she’s been named the elementary teacher of the year and the overall teacher of the year for her efforts in STEM education. Read the […]

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Crowder honored during Kids’ Fest

Taxpayers had a chance to soak their sheriff and county commissioner Saturday at Ye Olde Brothers Brewery during Norm Crowder Memorial Kids’ Fest. The dunk tank with local officials was only part of the fun. Games, live music and police animals were also on hand. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of […]

Highway 87 widening nears completion

Highway 87 widening nears completion

The reconstruction and widening of State Road 87 will be wrapping up in the upcoming weeks as the road becomes a four-lane highway. Construction has been underway since October 2015 following years of calls for the highway to be widened. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to […]

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Relay for Life raises cancer funds, honors survivors

Hundreds of participants hit the track around Bennett C. Russell Stadium during Navarre’s Relay for Life on Friday night. The annual event is a part of the American Cancer Society’s effort to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Read the full article in the April 18 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Navarre Presbyterian: Tentmakers

Navarre Presbyterian: Tentmakers

Those who have read about his life and ministry know that the Apostle Paul, not wanting to be a burden on the congregations he was establishing, took a job making tents in order to provide for his own needs. The term “tentmaker” has since come to describe any minister who does not make their living […]

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

Crestview pair takes top spots in Raider Run 5K

More than 200 people competed in the 13th annual Michele Hill Raider Run and Community Family Celebration Saturday. They elected to complete either a 5-kilometer or 10-kilometer distance. The runs are held annually, and the proceeds return to the community as $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors along the Alabama and Florida Emerald Coast. Read […]

Navarre Air Force wife bases debut novel on real life

Navarre Air Force wife bases debut novel on real life

Growing up as a chaplain’s daughter, Navarre resident Ruth Alfred knew that her experiences provided something unique while still relatable to military family members. Alfred, who recently published her first novel, “As Iron Sharpens Iron,” found writing a book to be a totally new but exciting experience. Read the full article in the April 11 […]

Pet Nation hosts adoption event series

Pet Nation hosts adoption event series

Locally owned shop Pet Nation wants every pet to have a home, so they are continuing a string of adoption events throughout the year. The store hosted Road Dogg Rescue Saturday where dogs of all ages were able to be adopted. Read the full article in the April 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ […]

First Responder Rally raises $8,000 for sick deputy

First Responder Rally raises $8,000 for sick deputy

The Navarre community came out to Best Western on Saturday in support of law enforcement, firefighters, EMS and dispatchers during the third Navarre First Responders Rally. This year the event focused particularly on Nic Hubbard, a Santa Rosa County sheriff’s deputy who is fighting chemotherapy-resistant Hodgkin lymphoma and is in need of a bone marrow […]

Parents enlisted as ‘cheerleaders’ to boost test readiness

Parents enlisted as ‘cheerleaders’ to boost test readiness

Students across Florida last week completed the first round of high-stakes testing that will determine everything from teacher compensation to the ranking of schools. Holley Navarre Intermediate School was no exception. Students in third, fourth and fifth grade had their learning tested in writing and reading through Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) exams. Read the full […]

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

China’s fentanyl crackdown could curb overdoses here

A crackdown on production of the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl half a world away could be good news for drug enforcement officers on the streets of Navarre. Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a press conference April 1 that the country would be outlawing the production of all types of fentanyl. Read the full article […]

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

Relay for Life: A planned night of hope and fundraising for cancer research

A community coming together for a gathering of hope and healing can be therapeutic to those affected by cancer. Relay for Life will bring the Navarre community together for the annual all-night fundraising walk for cancer awareness at Navarre High School April 12 at 6 p.m. Read the full article in the April 11 issue […]

Tax tips worth keeping in mind for seniors

Tax tips worth keeping in mind for seniors

Tax season is nearly finished but for those senior citizens who have yet to file, there are things to keep in mind. Of course, not all seniors have to file a return. Even for those who have filed a return already, there is information worth keeping in mind for 2020 and beyond. Read the full […]

Navigating life together

Navigating life together

Lance Whorton, a licensed physical therapist with years of professional experience in the field, is the senior pastor of Encompass Church in Navarre. So, what would motivate a successful physical therapist to leave his career to start a church? Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Shining a marvelous light on mental health

Shining a marvelous light on mental health

Somewhere above in the clear, sunlit blue sky, DJ Deas was looking down on the Marvelous Light Foundation 5K held in his honor on a picture-perfect Saturday morning in Navarre. He was more than likely flashing the infectious smile that brightened the day of so many in his 16 years on Earth, seeing the large […]

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Chamber recognizes Navarre teachers of the year

Teachers of the Year from Navarre area schools were recognized by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.                                                                           […]

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Jobs harder to fill with low unemployment rate in Santa Rosa County

Santa Rosa County fell below the state average percentage of unemployment in the month of February in figures released by the state Department of Economic Opportunity. Santa Rosa held a 3.2 percent unemployment rate for the month of February. Read the full article in the April 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view […]

Beer crafters show off their brews

Beer crafters show off their brews

Garage operations, commercial brewhouses and mom-and-pop shops came out in force Saturday to Ye Olde Brothers Brewery inaugural Craft Beer Fest 2019. As Navarre’s first craft brewery and a leader in the region, Ye Olde Brothers brought together more than 20 local and regional craft brewers to offer samples of their wares in a friendly […]

Navarre Beach effluent permit renewal inches forward

Navarre Beach effluent permit renewal inches forward

Effluent discharge from the Navarre Beach Wastewater Treatment Plant into Santa Rosa Sound is likely to continue for another five years out of necessity, despite some community objections voiced in a public meeting March 26. Members of citizen group Save Our Soundside (SOS) have expressed opposition to renewal of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection […]

Redding wins first Marvelous Light Foundation Scholarship

Redding wins first Marvelous Light Foundation Scholarship

Lauren Redding didn’t know DJ Deas personally. But she knew of him and knew of his tragic story. Deas died by suicide last summer at the age of 16. Part of a military family, he attended Navarre in 2017, competing in track in the spring and football that fall before moving back to the Jacksonville […]

Navarre Park revised price tag: $4.9 million

Navarre Park revised price tag: $4.9 million

Renovation of Navarre Park is set to begin in June, and the cost of updated plans for the roughly 4.7 acres has dropped from more than $7 million to $4.9 million. Paring down the project was part of District 4 County Commissioner Dave Piech’s campaign for election. Read the full article in the April 4 […]

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Navarre man arrested for stabbing

Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Kristopher Hamilton of Navarre for an alleged stabbing on Blackjack Circle. The victim was standing in a friend’s driveway March 30 when Hamilton pulled up, blocking in the victim’s vehicle, according to the victim’s statement in an arrest report. Hamilton then allegedly shoved the victim against his vehicle and […]

Live Oak Church: Teamwork

Live Oak Church: Teamwork

Every newly-hired pastor knows that not everyone in the congregation will be pleased with him because everyone has their own opinion of what a pastor should be. Some will expect him to be a gifted preacher, others want a compassionate shepherd, and still others expect him to be a competent administrator or a visionary leader. […]

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