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NYSA dealing with vandalism

NYSA dealing with vandalism

Vandalism has been an issue at NYSA recently. The baseball concession stand was broken into and playground equipment, including the zip line, has been damaged. Read the full article in the Feb. 14 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription to Navarre Press […]

Marvelous Light Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk set for March

Marvelous Light Foundation 5K Fun Run/Walk set for March

Cheryl Deas landed in Jacksonville at 1:30 a.m. Eastern Time last Tuesday after a late-night flight from Washington D.C. She was originally scheduled to land at 10 p.m. last Monday. Delays changed that plan. That left her only an hour to sleep before getting into her car and driving to Milton for the Santa Rosa […]

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Raiders ride unbeaten streak into district tourney

Navarre wrapped up its regular season on a high note, riding a five-game unbeaten win streak into the District 1-4A tournament. The Raiders won four of their last five games and ended the season last Tuesday with a 0-0 tie against Pensacola Catholic. On Monday, Navarre crushed rival Gulf Breeze 5-0. Kobe Banks scored twice, […]

Five things to know: Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners

Five things to know: Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners

Santa Rosa Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) handled several requests for park funding NYSA playground to get fresh rubber In Navarre, that meant funding to replace the problematic rubber surface for the playground at the NYSA. District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson questioned why the surface needed to be replaced so shortly after it was installed. […]

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, […]

NYSA athletic fields worn out from overuse

NYSA athletic fields worn out from overuse

Worn down from overuse, the NYSA athletic fields aren’t in pristine condition. Many of the soccer fields have spots where there is only dirt. Weeds and stickers have also been a problem at times on fields that see hundreds of games played on them each year. The site’s condition is not uncommon for a city- […]

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Weekend Food Program feeds Navarre’s children

Hundreds of students struggling with hunger in Navarre have full bellies during the weekend thanks to the Weekend Food Program (FWP). WFP provides food insecure students in South Santa Rosa County who qualify for free and reduced lunch through the school system with bags full of food to tide them through the weekend. The program […]

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities steps in to help Weekend Food Program

Hotel Equities’ Revenue Manager Mike Lorea didn’t hesitate to jump into action when he was approached about helping out with the Weekend Food Program in South Santa Rosa County. At the Springhill Suites on Pensacola Beach Tuesday afternoon, he and members of his staff  were on hand participating in a regional training conference and they […]

County Commissioner clears new path for Stroller Warriors

County Commissioner clears new path for Stroller Warriors

Sami Finney started Stroller Warriors, a running group for military wives and their spouses, back in October and wanted to use the NYSA walking path as one of the weekly sites for the club. The problem was that the path had three metal poles in a few spots along it, making it impossible for double […]

Wanted: Beach park for dogs

Wanted:  Beach park for dogs

Camille Abbamonte is a self-professed animal lover and advocate.  A couple of weeks ago she accidently stumbled across a beach dog park in Pensacola, so she stopped to take a look.  “I was in awe of how well it went, there must have been 40-50 dogs there.  Everyone was acting responsibly, the dogs were socializing, […]

A service dog for James

A service dog for James

James and Dolores Coleman together with business leaders in Navarre, have ensured that 3-year old James Royal will get the service dog he needs. In Oct. the Coleman family donated $5,000 towards a $15,000 goal set by 4 Paws for Ability, the non-profit organization out of Ohio that will train and match up a service […]

Teddy Bear Day raises funds for cancer research

Teddy Bear Day raises funds for cancer research

When Holly Huggett’s friend, Lindsey Giltinan, approached her about helping put together a children’s event to celebrate National Teddy Bear Day, Huggett was on board.   “September is National Pediatric Cancer Awareness month, and I knew the two would pair perfectly together,” Huggett said.   Giltinan and Huggett provided an event Saturday accomplishing both: honoring […]

Playground meets criteria for all-inclusive designation

Playground meets criteria for all-inclusive designation

Despite some criticism from the public about the new playground at the NYSA Sports Complex, the apparatus meets the American with Disabilities Act’s criteria for an all-inclusive design. Santa Rosa County Commissioner Rob Williamson said the response to the playground, designed for children ages 2 to 12, has been positive. “The response to the playground […]

Annual 5K remembers Ian Lockwood

Annual 5K remembers Ian Lockwood

Denise Lockwood is grateful for all of the pictures she took while her kids were little. She still goes through the photos, remembering her son, Ian, who died of brain cancer months before his high school graduation. It’s been four years since Ian passed away, and his family will host the second annual Ian Lockwood […]

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

Update: Raider Day becomes Midnight Madness

If the turf at Bennett C. Russell Stadium in Navarre could talk, it would be screaming, “Uncle.” Football players from the tiniest Navarre Youth Sports Association athletes to high school seniors ran, jumped and even mashed each other into the turf for more than seven hours as Raider Day became Midnight Madness. Games started at […]

Coalition discusses future of Navarre Beach

Coalition discusses future of Navarre Beach

“Everybody’s got their project, but what’s the synergy? How do we collectively do a lot of great things with the limited amount of resources we have?” asked Bob Boston, who works on behalf of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee. Boston joined other community members June 3 who met as part of the Navarre Beach […]