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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 […]

Students to bring Arctic research to Navarre classroom

Students to bring Arctic research to Navarre classroom

Cutting their way through the ice of the Arctic Circle aboard the research vessel Akademik Ioffe, a team of natural and social scientists, students and a professional film crew will be conducting groundbreaking research into the changing nature of the top of the world. And Navarre High School seniors Aden Burkhardt and Judah Orth are […]

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Caregiving for person with Alzheimer’s presents challenges

Stacy McLaughlin will tell you all about her father, Jim Holland, a man she considers to be super intelligent. She’ll tell you how he used to do crossword puzzles, how he loved to read, that he was handy and had the ability to fix almost anything. Alzheimer’s disease has stolen those abilities. Read the full […]

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

Churchgoers’ challenge: Escape from Noah’s ark

Entering the West Navarre Primary School cafeteria on recent Sunday, the congregation of Encompass Church Navarre was greeted by a large enclosed area decorated with rainbows, clouds and wild animals. Inside the area were a variety of puzzles and locked boxes, each color coded. In one locked box were eating utensils and plates. Read the […]

Navarre’s Hometown Fourth of July

Navarre’s Hometown Fourth of July

The Independence Day celebrations on Navarre Beach were rounded out by the fireworks show put on by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office. As seen in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per year!

Great Gatsby Fundraiser Party

Three local businesses in the John Duncan Plaza on Highway 87 South will be hosting a fundraiser party for the Pink Pirates of Navarre to help raise funds to provide mammograms for local women who may not be able afford one otherwise. Join them outside from 6 to 9 pm. for a night of live […]

Beer crafters turn hobby into profession

Beer crafters turn hobby into profession

From hipsters posting Instagram pics of the newest IPA at their local pub to military veterans brewing in their backyards, the United States loves its beer. And with that love has come an infatuation with homegrown breweries, known as microbreweries. Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to […]

Navarre Hotel plan moves forward again

Navarre Hotel plan moves forward again

Construction plans are back on the table for a new hotel in Navarre following the reissuance of a development order for the land from Santa Rosa County. Located between Tommy Snowballs and the foreclosed Helen Back Again property, the 2 acres are owned by 8600 Nav Parkway LLC, licensed to Narendra Patel of Destin. Read […]

Townhome complex planned for 98

Townhome complex planned for 98

Developer D.R. Horton plans to build 78 townhomes on 6 acres along U.S. Highway 98 in west Navarre, but the project will require special approval from the Santa Rosa County Zoning Board. Roughly 1,000 feet east of Edgewood Drive on the south side of 98, the new development would abut the existing Sound Retreat subdivision. […]

TIP offers calm in the storm

TIP offers calm in the storm

Martina Sternberg was in the waiting room of an optometrist’s office when law enforcement called her with heartbreaking news. Her 22-year-old son had been killed in a car accident. At the time, she was accompanying her mother, who had late-stage Alzheimer’s. With her was her 1-year-old grandson, who now had no father. Read the full […]

Visitor Center conference room open to non-profits

Visitor Center conference room open to non-profits

Santa Rosa County has formalized a policy to allow select groups to utilize the Santa Rosa County Visitor Information Center’s conference room. Under the new policy, the conference room will be available to all governmental entities, non-profits and Santa Rosa County Departments for official meetings, functions and events.

Retired military officer or landscaper?

Retired military officer or landscaper?

(Click or double click on links for more background information.) We heard from a source at Williamson’s private meeting at Juana’s Monday that he said serving in the military doesn’t qualify someone to be a county commissioner. And when we heard that, we all had to chuckle a little. Apparently, in his mind, lawn mowing, […]

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

Hope matters for those battling Alzheimer’s

When it comes to dealing with something as devastating as Alzheimer’s, a disease that afflicts 5.7 million Americans, hope is needed, even if it’s just a glimmer. Maryann Makekau brought a little of that to Navarre last week through an Alzheimer’s awareness event at the Panhandle Butterfly House. Read the full article in the July […]

South Santa Rosa teens take mission to Mexico

South Santa Rosa teens take mission to Mexico

Few things on Earth are culturally universal, but athletic competition is one of them. When a group of 12 teens from Navarre and Gulf Breeze headed to Mexico to spread the gospel last month, they used this universal language to connect with the community. Read the full article in the July 5 issue of Navarre […]

Navarre Beach’s Hometown 4th of July Parade & Celebration

Everyone is invited to join the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce for the 1st Navarre Beach Hometown 4th of July Parade & Celebration co-hosted by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Office. Children’s parade will be held at 6 p.m. Live music will take place at the Sand Crab Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. The […]

Crime down, sheriff’s budget up

Crime down, sheriff’s budget up

In the past six months, crime in Santa Rosa County has dropped 23 percent according to Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Rich Aloy. Accompanying the dropping crime rate has been an increase in clearing of cases by the department, meaning the cases were resolved. Read the full article in the July 5 […]

Protesters call for Williamson to get the boot

Protesters call for Williamson to get the boot

While District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson held an invitation-only meet and greet with supporters at Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill early Monday morning, residents of Navarre stood outside in the rain waving signs calling for the incumbent to be ousted from office. Williamson is seeking re-election to the commission seat representing the Navarre area against […]

Panhandle Butterfly House celebrates Pollinator Week

Panhandle Butterfly House celebrates Pollinator Week

The Panhandle Butterfly House rounded out celebrations of Pollinator Week Saturday with butterfly releases, crafts and a parade through Navarre Park. By signed proclamation of Gov. Rick Scott, June 18-24 was declared Pollinator Week. Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as little as $38 per […]

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Carroll passionate about making Windjammers more than just a restaurant

Todd Carroll has been in the restaurant business for 30 years, opening more than 30 from the ground up across the Panhandle. He’s now the general manager of Windjammers on the Navarre Beach Pier and calls that “the best opportunity of his life.” Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Grier ready to embrace opportunity with Navarre’s ROTC program

Timothy Grier is under a tent as the battle of the squads plays out at Navarre’s Navy Junior ROTC camp for the incoming class of cadets. The retired 1st Sgt. from the United States Marine Corps Is talking with Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge, who is set to retire officially  as an ROTC instructor next week. […]

Tourist Development Council cancels county tour

Tourist Development Council cancels county tour

Santa Rosa County’s Tourist Development Council (TDC) has canceled its planned countywide field trip, citing concerns about legal liability and potential violation of the Sunshine Law. The group, which makes recommendations about the expenditure of county bed taxes, was scheduled to get a firsthand look at tourism assets throughout the county July 2 in a […]

Tunes by the Dunes

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce presents a free concert from 7 to 9 p.m. on Navarre Beach every Thursday during the summer. Spectators are encouraged to bring their beach blankets and lawn chairs for a night of family entertainment. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/navarrechamber.

Springhill showcases creations, debuts Chamber Brew

Springhill showcases creations, debuts Chamber Brew

Navarre Beach vacationers were joined by locals in shopping hand-made art and sipping Navarre’s own craft beer June 20 at the Springhill Suites second Art of Local event. The Gulf beachfront hotel plans to host the events quarterly. Read the full article in the June 28 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for as […]

Navarre woman arrested for kidnapping fake

Navarre woman arrested for kidnapping fake

After reporting an alleged attempted kidnapping on Navarre Beach, Navarre resident Naomi Herrera was arrested June 25 for providing a false statement to law enforcement. According to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office arrest report, Herrera, 33, called 911 April 23 and told dispatchers that two men had attempted to force her into a van. […]

Rescue dogs get new purpose in life

Rescue dogs get new purpose in life

Dozens of nonprofit groups throughout Florida are dedicated to pulling animals out of shelters where they may be euthanized and instead finding them loving homes. Some focus on cats or dogs or a certain breed. In Navarre, one of these groups is focused not just on rescuing dogs but putting them to work. Read the […]

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Camp gives new cadets a taste of JROTC

Jade Abrams liked what she saw from a video presentation about the Navarre Navy Junior ROTC program while in middle school and decided to give it a shot. Alex Woodall grew up in a military family. Makenzie Bartels said her parents wanted her to join because they thought it would be good for her. Read […]

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