Navarre

HBTS: Want pier replaced? Stay off the grass

HBTS: Want pier replaced? Stay off the grass

Holley by the Sea (HBTS) members got a warning and a request yesterday from staff members in an email. They are working with a marine engineer and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to get the pier behind the rec center repaired. Both entities warned HBTS staff that if members continue to disturb the wetlands […]

Ring it up for Randolph

Ring it up for Randolph

Quentin Randolph remembers back to when the University of West Florida first announced it was going to have football. Randolph was at Navarre at the time. He talked with his teammates about one day getting the opportunity to play college ball locally. That dream came true. Though he didn’t get on the field right away […]

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

Remodel your home with Anchored Renovations

With many of us spending more time in our homes these days, we may be noticing things that could be improved. Well, what would be a more perfect time to give your home a makeover? Whether you need brand-new floors or an additional room, Anchored Renovations is here to help you with all your home […]

Navarre woman battles breast cancer, Hurricane Michael – at same time

Navarre woman battles breast cancer, Hurricane Michael – at same time

In September 2018, Tammie and John Paton were living on 5 acres of land in rural Bay County. Tammie had just been diagnosed with a rapidly growing form of breast cancer. She was 45, but her mother died of breast cancer. Every family member she can think of also has had cancer. That’s how her […]

Halloween costumes under $5 at Good Neighbor Thrift Store

Halloween costumes under $5 at Good Neighbor Thrift Store

Living in a time where some families literally don’t know if they’ll be able to eat dinner tonight, We Care Ministries food pantry has stepped up to meet the need in our community. Not only do they provide food and essentials to families in need, We Care, located in the back of Good Neighbor Thrift […]

Ruck remembers fallen, honors those on watch

Ruck remembers fallen, honors those on watch

June Ates Arena in Milton resonated with the tones of a bell accompanying the reading of the 147 names of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty in 2019. As each name was read, an officer in full-dress uniform saluted to the sound. The ceremony brought a somber end to three days of […]

County debris clean up slow going

County debris clean up slow going

County contractors removed more than 49,000 cubic yards of debris from Santa Rosa County roads in the weeks after Hurricane Sally. That’s only a fraction of what needs hauling said County Commissioner Dave Piech. Piech represents the hard-hit areas of Navarre and Navarre Beach. “Their focus is on the debris that is going to get […]

Navarre women help save girls caught in Destin current

Navarre women help save girls caught in Destin current

Two Navarre women, who jokingly call themselves “old surfer girls,” helped save two young girls who were swept out in the currents of the Destin pass Thursday. Brenda Stokes and Laura Barsh were looking for a place to surf when they decided to check out the east jetty in Destin. As they were wandering along […]

Navarre rolls over Indians in home opener

Navarre rolls over Indians in home opener

Sewn into Navarre’s showdown with Choctaw Thursday night at Bennett C. Russell Stadium were a host of storylines. They made this game on a warm October evening all the more meaningful. It was senior night for starters. A total of 39 of them recognized prior to kickoff of the first home game of a season […]

Local grocery to close for six months

Local grocery to close for six months

Navarre’s Winn-Dixie is set to close Nov. 1 for a six-month remodel, according to an email obtained by Navarre Press. In the email, Regional vice president for Winn-Dixie Shawn Sloan says the grocery store at 8674 Navarre Pkwy. will undergo “significant investment” and a complete remodel. The store is scheduled to close dependent on the pace […]

9-year-old hauls in biggest catfish

9-year-old hauls in biggest catfish

Nine-year-old Colton Hall spent his Saturday doing what he loves – kayaking East Bay with his buddies and reeling in award-winning fish. He caught two croakers, two pigfish, two pinfish and a 4.2-pound catfish that won first place in the Juniors Division. Colton said it felt great to reel the whiskered fish in. “The catfish […]

‘Broken chicks’ to have new home in Navarre

‘Broken chicks’ to have new home in Navarre

“I have been waiting to be able to write this for quite a while now,” April Fisher wrote in the Grace’s Place September newsletter, “and finally I can joyfully say, WE HAVE A HOUSE!” Fisher’s excitement in finding a home for this self-described ministry to “broken chicks,” is fueled by her deep gratitude to God […]

Your CBD Store features sleep aid

Your CBD Store features sleep aid

Contrary to common belief, use of CBD does not get someone “high.” Health without the high is actually the slogan at Your CBD Store in Navarre. Will Nelson opened his store in the Palm Harbour Plaza in June 2019 and has seen the popularity of CBD rise quickly in the year that it has been open. In hemp, there are 115 known cannabinoids, […]

5 things to know: fundraising post-COVID

5 things to know: fundraising post-COVID

It’s hard to run massive fundraisers standing 6 feet apart with fewer than 50 people. As COVID-19 health advisories drag into the final months of 2020, nonprofits of all sizes have had to face some tough questions on how to financially meet their missions. Organized Occasions Concierge owner Gretchen Carter spent years assisting nonprofits in […]

Snake samaritan saves snakes and residents

Snake samaritan saves snakes and residents

A Navarre man is volunteering his time and sharing his passion for reptiles by relocating snakes from people’s yards and homes to safer areas. Ryan Schaffer, who is 33, has been an active wildlife enthusiast his whole life and has been rescuing reptiles since he moved here last year. He has been a lot busier […]

Fire family: It could be worse

Fire family: It could be worse

Hurricanes and house fires make for a destructive combination, and for the Golden family of Navarre Beach, it meant the end of their home. But the Goldens have taken a positive perspective on the loss. Debbie Golden is mother of four children, three adult sons and 15-year-old Lillie. Golden said she and her husband are financially well-established, […]

Navarre Fishing Rodeo on for this weekend, filling quickly

Navarre Fishing Rodeo on for this weekend, filling quickly

Despite the many obstacles that might have impeded the 7th annual Navarre Fishing Rodeo, the fishing extravaganza is still a go this weekend. Navarre Fishing Rodeo is a fishing competition where anglers can fish from anywhere “except the frozen section of the supermarket,” said organizer, Sandpaper Marketing. Participants can fish from the shore, a boat, […]

Little Caesars Love Kitchen brings free pizza to Navarre

Little Caesars Love Kitchen brings free pizza to Navarre

Want some pizza, pizza? Residents of Navarre can get some free Sunday as the Little Caesars Love Kitchen visits N.Y.S.A. In the wake of Hurricane Sally, the mobile Love Kitchen made its way to Pensacola this week, and local franchise owner Brian Wood reached out to get a stop scheduled in Navarre.  “My hope is […]

Legacy Granite: “From slab to finished product”

Legacy Granite: “From slab to finished product”

Are you looking to make your home stand out with high quality granite countertops? Legacy Granite & Quartz has got you covered. Legacy Granite & Quartz is a fabricator and installer of granite, marble and quartz countertops in Northwest Florida. Located at 10022 Navarre Parkway, Legacy Granite & Quartz opened in February 2018. Damir and his wife Felicia opened Legacy Granite with their business partner Dmitry to provide stunning […]

Praising God after the storm

Praising God after the storm

First Baptist Church of Navarre took a hard hit from Hurricane Sally Sept. 16. The powerful hurricane-force winds knocked the church steeple off the top of the building and blew the point through the walkway, rupturing the awning. The building not only experienced wind damage, but water damage as well. The church sanctuary was flooded, […]

Community bands together to clean up after storm

Community bands together to clean up after storm

Following Hurricane Sally’s pounding surf and winds Sept. 16, the coastal residents of Crescent III in Navarre were left with no docks. Instead, they had mounds of broken and battered lumber deposited into their backyards and a dozen or so accesses along Santa Rosa Sound turned into nothing but broken and leaning pilings. During Sally’s […]

HBTS President: I’m not going to put up with staff being abused like that

HBTS President: I’m not going to put up with staff being abused like that

Members of the Holley by the Sea Improvement Association board of directors heard some choice language Thursday night at their regularly scheduled meeting. About 20 members were also in the audience when staff played three recordings of conversations between angry homeowners and the staff members who fielded their calls. In one of the calls, which […]

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