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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 […]

Butterfly House says farewell at Monarch Madness

Butterfly House says farewell at Monarch Madness

In a bittersweet celebration, the Panhandle Butterfly House held its final Monarch Madness at the current location Saturday as children learned about butterflies and even released them into the wild. The nonprofit program has called the eastern corner of Navarre Park home for 21 years, and the group has been hosting Monarch Madness for a […]

Health & Craft Fair

The Health & Craft Fair at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center will be held from 8 a.m. The community is invited to take advantage of free health screenings and learn more about specific health issues seniors are facing. Plus, pick up the perfect gifts or crafts from local vendors. For more information, call 850-936-1644.

Pier management caught in ownership turmoil

Pier management caught in ownership turmoil

Navarre Beach Fishing Pier management became mired in legal dispute Oct. 4 after four of the members of management company Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises, LLC (GSRE) moved to remove managing member Kenneth Fountain. Fountain has filed in Okaloosa County court challenging that move as a breach of operating agreement. GSRE was selected by the Santa […]

Tourist Development Council critical of north, south inequity

Tourist Development Council critical of north, south inequity

In the past 10 years, three times as many tourist development dollars were spent in Milton than in Navarre for infrastructure improvements. In contrast, the beach alone accounts for more than half of the dollars generated.               Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Girl Scouts recognize local Women of Distinction

Girl Scouts recognize local Women of Distinction

A lot changed for Stephanie Lawrence Yelton in 2012. It was a year of ups and a year of devastating lows. In May 2012, the Gulf Breeze resident was offered a job as the University of West Florida’s women’s basketball head coach. She accepted. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre Park’s Trojan butterfly won’t fly

Navarre Park’s Trojan butterfly won’t fly

We want to preface this with a simple statement of goal. We want the Panhandle Butterfly House to succeed. They are an asset to our community. But, in May we said: this is a bad idea. Dropping a small nonprofit program that has no stable revenue stream or even its own book keeper into a […]

Out of the darkness and into the light

Out of the darkness and into the light

Some days are easier than others for Darnell and Cheryl Deas in the weeks and months since their son’s death.  Darnell Deas Jr. committed suicide in June. A football player and track athlete during his one season at Navarre – he moved back to the Jacksonville area for the second half of the last school […]

Firefighter union raising money for Spectrum House scholarship

Firefighter union raising money for Spectrum House scholarship

The Holley Navarre Professional Firefighters Association is hosting a charity golf tournament Friday at Hidden Creek Golf Course in Navarre. The union does some type of charity event each year, raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the past, and this will be the first time a golf tournament is being done. Read the […]

Panhandle Butterfly House future in limbo

Panhandle Butterfly House future in limbo

When the doors closed on the Panhandle Butterfly House (PBH) this season, they also closed on the group’s 21 years at its location in Navarre Park. The shop, vivarium and gardens, created through donations and thousands of volunteer hours, are scheduled to be demolished in 2019. Read the full article in the Oct. 11 issue […]

Inshore club offers opportunity for fun and fishing

Inshore club offers opportunity for fun and fishing

Originally from West Virginia, Bill Lipscomb has always had an interest in fishing. Six years ago, he was reeled into helping with what would become the Navarre-based Panhandle Inshore Fishing Club. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online […]

BREAKING: Swimmer missing off Navarre Beach

BREAKING: Swimmer missing off Navarre Beach

A man allegedly drowned along Navarre Beach Tuesday morning as Hurricane Michael caused double red flag conditions. Witness statements lead first responders to believe that a man seen entering the water likely drowned in the high surf though no body has been recovered. According to Navarre Beach Fire Chief Danny Fureigh an approximately 30-year-old man […]

Kids discover the fun of fishing

Kids discover the fun of fishing

Hundreds of children of all ages cast a line along the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier Saturday morning as part of the 9th Annual Take a Kid Fishing. Put together each year by the Holley by the Sea Fishing Club, this event teaches children about fishing techniques, conservation and sport. Each registered child received a shirt […]

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Mack keeps memory of his MIA brother alive

Wind chimes sway back and forth in the breeze. Squirrels play in the yard, scampering along with pecans in their mouths. Inside the back room of his Navarre home, the screened windows providing a view of this playground for nature, Nat Mack sits back in a chair. Tears begin to well up in his eyes. […]

Gala raises thousands for special-needs families

Gala raises thousands for special-needs families

In one night, the ladies and gents of Navarre raised more for the exceptional families of the Emerald Coast than they did in the entirety of last year. Emerald Coast Exceptional Families’ Bags, Bubbles and Bling event Sept. 29 was a huge success in its second year, said founder Kendra Booth. Read the full article […]

Navarre Fishing Rodeo

The Navarre Chamber Foundation is excited to once again bring to anglers young and old, novice and expert, the Navarre Fishing Rodeo set to take place Oct. 6 and 7.  This event has become a very popular and much anticipated fishing opportunity with participation growing each year.  Benefiting:  Heroes on the Water, Take A Kid […]

Introducing Eden Davenport

Introducing Eden Davenport

You may have noticed a new name in the paper for the past two issues – Eden Davenport. Navarre Press is excited to introduce you to the young lady behind the name. Eden is a new intern from Navarre High School who is now a budding young journalist. She took a journalism class and loved […]

Be the next Navarre

Be the next Navarre

No one succeeds by trying to be the next Silicon Valley. That was the message of author, journalist and civic advocate James Fallows to a gathering of Pensacola community leaders seeking to learn what makes a strong town at CivicCon Sept. 25. Read the full article in the Oct. 4 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

1 SOW commander looking at transportation issues

1 SOW commander looking at transportation issues

During a media roundtable Friday morning, Col. Michael Conley, the new commander of 1 SOW (Special Operations Wing), sat down to discuss local issues impacting his airmen and the community. Highway 98 traffic and keeping his airmen mentally and physically ready led the way. His social media skills – not so much. Read the full […]

98 turn lane projects start Monday

98 turn lane projects start Monday

Work crews have begun construction on new turn lanes and safety improvements along U.S. Highway 98 under Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) supervision. The construction, which began last Monday, will cover an area stretching from the intersection of Constitution Drive east to the Navarre School Road intersection, according to an FDOT press release. The $847,000 […]

Wildlife refuge secures development order

Wildlife refuge secures development order

Plans to construct a wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education center in Holley took a big step forward last week as the county issued a development order for property along Clopton Circle. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge director Bill Andersen said the order means the organization is one step closer to building a new home to facilitate […]

Wetlands Part 2: East Bay water quality at risk

Wetlands Part 2: East Bay water quality at risk

East Bay is a standout in terms of water quality, according to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, but local Dave Roberts said that has changed over the years. Cutting a divide between Holley and Navarre, East Bay runs along the northern edge of Navarre before hooking up with other bays including Pensacola, Escambia and […]

Water utility accident prompts state inquiry

Water utility accident prompts state inquiry

Holley Navarre Water System has lost at least a quarter of its wastewater treatment capacity due to an operator’s mistake at the utility’s main plant on Sept. 24 and state regulators are requesting details. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has written a letter to HNWS General Manager Paul Gardner seeking “a report of the […]

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

Man thrown from vehicle dies on 87

A Fort Walton man was fatally struck by a car Sunday morning after being thrown from his own vehicle on Highway 87. Zachary McMahan, 33, was pronounced dead on the scene according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. McMahan was driving a 2000 Lexus along Highway 87 north of the NOLF Choctaw Airfield entrance at […]

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

Senior Games provide stage for elderly to stay healthy and active

John Hurd is 86 years old and has been running in the Senior Games in Pensacola for 25 years. When asked what he’s gained from a health standpoint by staying active, he can’t even begin to put a value on it. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Mrs. Florida uses role to promote dental health

Mrs. Florida uses role to promote dental health

Here she is, Mrs. Florida, and she calls Navarre home.   Lisa Milan is the first Mrs. Florida ever crowned for the fledgling United States of America Pageant system. Read the full article in the Sept. 27 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre […]

Brown reflects on insights gained at Girls State

Brown reflects on insights gained at Girls State

On the evening of Sept. 20, Navarre High School senior Sarah Brown prepared for an evening to honor her at the American Legion Auxiliary in Navarre for making her mark as Governor alongside hundreds of Florida girls. It was one of many ceremonies that celebrated her work at the Girls State Conference this past June. […]

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