Navarre

Penguin Plunge ‘n Paddle

Participants will be freezin’ for a reason as they dash from the beach at Juana’s Pagodas and Sailors’ Grill into the Santa Rosa Sound. Participants may also show off their paddle skills in the Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Adventure Course. Afterwards all can “chill” and enjoy complimentary food, drink, and live music in Juana’s […]

NYE Dance

The Holley Navarre Senior Center is hosting a New Year Eve Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight. Music will be provided by the Joe Occhipinti Band. Nonalcoholic refreshments will be served. Alcoholic drinks are not permitted. Packaged food contributions are welcome. Dance is open to the public. Cost is $15. For more information, call 850-936-1644.

Ferris Hill brings them in from the cold

Ferris Hill brings them in from the cold

As temperatures dropped below freezing and snow fell in parts of Santa Rosa County last week, people without a home or a reliable heat source were able to stay warm thanks to the county’s cold weather shelter. When the frigid weather reports started rolling in, volunteers of Ferris Hill Baptist Church opened their doors for […]

Past, present leave Whispering Pines residents riled

Past, present leave Whispering Pines residents riled

Proposed development of an apartment complex on Whispering Pines Boulevard has been nixed according to District 4 County Commissioner Rob Williamson. Williamson addressed a handful of concerned citizens Monday night at the Navarre Beach Visitor Information Center ahead of an upcoming vote by the Board of County Commissioners on the issue Under consideration were two […]

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

ROTC holds ceremony to remember Pearl Harbor

On the morning of Dec. 7, 1941, the world changed forever. Pearl Harbor was bombed in a surprise attack by the Japanese, thrusting the United States into World War II. A total of 2,403 lives were lost in the attack. The tragic moment in history happened long ago, but it’s not forgotten. Thursday morning at […]

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

NABOR hands out annual awards at luncheon

The Navarre Area Board of Realtors (NABOR) held its annual awards ceremony and holiday luncheon Dec. 6 at the Navarre Days Inn Conference Center. Immediate Past President Mark Miller passed the gavel to Lorie Coogle. She and the new board of directors took their oath. Coogle’s brother Robbie Louhier, who is blind, performed the swearing […]

Ghost of planning past

Ghost of planning past

While there has been talk of trying to create a downtown for Navarre, technically a Town Center already exists. Back in 2004, Navarre’s heart was designated as the area east of State Road 87, west of Granada Street, north of U.S. Highway 98 and south of Laredo Street. A panel of citizens volunteered their summer […]

Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Holley Navarre Water says hydrants on horizon

Questions have arisen recently about a lack of fire hydrants in areas of Navarre following a house fire on Tupelo Drive Nov. 22. The lack of hydrants in the area made fighting the fire more difficult for Holley Navarre Fire District, forcing the teams to depend on their tanker trucks for water. In fact, there […]

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

#GivingTuesday results in thousands for nonprofits

November is the month of money for Navarre as local nonprofit groups received thousands of dollars in donations as part of #GivingTuesday and other fundraising events. The largest recipient of the November love was Refuge for Women of the Emerald Coast. Refuge for Women is national program that offers victims of human trafficking a safe […]

New club spreads patriotism at middle school

New club spreads patriotism at middle school

In the early morning hours of a Sunday in 1941, the soldiers stationed at the Pearl Harbor naval base in Honolulu, Hawaii, were not expecting an attack. Many ships were moored there, and airplanes were packed tightly on the runway when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes came over the horizon. The attack destroyed several ships […]

New Year rings in new chamber events

New Year rings in new chamber events

FunFest has gone the way of the wayside, but Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce CEO Tamara Fountain said there are bigger and better things to come. To reveal these new plans, the chamber will be releasing the “12 Days of Christmas,” a video series that will showcase the events and initiatives the chamber has […]

NHS collects teddies for sick children

NHS collects teddies for sick children

Children spending the holiday season at Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital will receive some fuzzy friends thanks to the students of Navarre High School. The NHS Student Government Association is hosting a Teddy Bear Drive next week during school. Students will be able to share the love with sick children by donating stuffed animals to the […]

New board members named at senior center

New board members named at senior center

Less than an hour after the general meeting ended Friday afternoon at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, the votes had been tabulated for the board election and the winners announced. Three new members and a secretary were announced by center member Margaret Russell after she and a few others spent time counting votes in a separate […]

South Santa Rosa Arc secures building

South Santa Rosa Arc secures building

There are approximately 120 adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities in south Santa Rosa County eligible for services from a care provider. Currently there are zero facilities providing this care, meaning these individuals must travel to Pensacola, Milton or Fort Walton Beach to receive services. But that is about to change. Arc Gateway CEO Missy […]

Nelms extols ‘independence and curiosity’ of fourth-graders

Nelms extols ‘independence and curiosity’ of fourth-graders

Amanda Nelms taught swim lessons while in high school and college. She also has family members who are in the education field. So teaching came natural to the fourth grade teacher at West Navarre Intermediate. “As a kid, I always liked younger children and I always knew I wanted to work with kids,” Nelms said. […]

Pier revamp underway, new operator at helm

Pier revamp underway, new operator at helm

While the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier has remained open, the pier restaurant and bar have been closed since Nov. 25 as Growing Santa Rosa Enterprises transitions into its role as the new pier operations company. GSE was selected by the county from a number of bidders to improve the pier’s amenities and profitability. The contract […]

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Gaetz blitzes Navarre

Answering questions, sharing concerns and listening to comments is what Congressman Matt Gaetz set out to accomplish on Open Gaetz Day in Navarre held Monday, Nov. 27. The 12 hour day started at 8 a.m. at West Navarre Intermediate School where he met with every fourth-grade class to answer their questions and ask questions of […]

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Stakeholders, community leaders weigh in on District 4 Master Plan

Planning Navarre’s future is underway, and already several stakeholder groups have had an opportunity to weigh in. But what are they asking for? Navarre Press has previously asked community planning professional and author Quint Studer of Pensacola what methods are used for effectively planned communities, but every community is different. This plan will be primarily […]

Real estate booming

Real estate booming

In Navarre, the real estate business is booming. In measures of homes sold, the price for those homes and even how long houses stay on the market, Navarre continues to improve. Navarre Beach Area Board of Realtors President Mark Miller said that describing the market as “healthy” would be an understatement. “The real estate market […]

Science station debuts new learning tool

Science station debuts new learning tool

When busloads of Holley Navarre Primary School students arrived at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station (NBMSS) on Thursday, they were greeted by one massive new friend. Diana the humpback whale made her debut. Diana is a life-size inflatable model that the science station will be using to teach lessons about marine mammals. Composed of […]

Candidates for Holley-Navarre Water board face off

Candidates for Holley-Navarre Water board face off

  Holley-Navarre Water System will hold an election for two of the seven seats on its board of directors Jan. 16. Five candidates have been declared in the race: incumbent Troy Bossier, incumbent Gaius Bruce, William Goulet (previously served on the board), Daryl Lynchard (previously served on the board) and Mark Miller. Candidates must be […]

Cold temperatures headed our way

Cold temperatures headed our way

According to the National Weather Service in Mobile, two cold fronts are heading our way this week. The first cold front will arrive Tuesday evening bringing moderate rain amounts Tuesday evening into Wednesday. “Behind that is a significant cold front and winds will shift out of the north with winds up to 15 mph and […]

Navarre Christmas in the Park & Parade

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Christmas in the Park”, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Navarre Park. The Christmas Parade will start at 1 p.m. at the Navarre Library. Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive by fire truck in the parade and will be available for photos with […]

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