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Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Pensacola’s Foo Foo Festival cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic will have impacts far into 2020 as one of Pensacola’s iconic festivals has been cancelled for November.  The nonprofit organization, Art, Culture, and Entertainment, Inc. (ACE), announced Thursday the 7th Annual Foo Foo Festival slated for Nov. 5-16 has been canceled due to the global novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Foo Foo […]

Navy Federal employee tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

Navy Federal employee tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

Navy Federal Credit Union learned Tuesday that one of its employees at the Pensacola campus tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The employee last worked on Saturday before seeking medical treatment. Bill Pearson, the public affairs manager at Navy Federal, said if further updates become available in regard to their operations on the campus, […]

Battle for Florida brought back to life in Bagdad

Battle for Florida brought back to life in Bagdad

In the late years of the American Revolution, the British military had their hands full with an all-out war against the colonists. Along the Gulf Coast, Spain saw an opportunity. Louisiana’s Spanish governor of the time, Bernardo De Galvez, gathered together his forces to take advantage of the fighting between Britain and the American revolutionaries. […]

Volunteers needed for census of homeless

Volunteers needed for census of homeless

As the country prepares for the 2020 census, local volunteers are gearing up for a different kind of count next year. Throughout Santa Rosa and Escambia counties, they will take to the streets Jan. 22, surveys in hand, trying to capture a snapshot of homelessness in a single night. Read the full article in the […]

World War II veteran dedicated to Gold Star families

World War II veteran dedicated to Gold Star families

When Pearl Harbor was bombed by Japan in December 1941, catapulting the United States into World War II, Hershel “Woody” Williams was a teenager in Montana working with the Civil Conservation Corps. Like so many in his generation, Williams immediately wanted to join the war effort. “I had never heard of Pearl Harbor. I had […]

Gulf Breeze High Drama presents musical “Elf”

Gulf Breeze High Drama presents musical “Elf”

The award-winning Gulf Breeze High Drama troupe is presenting “Elf- The Musical” Dec. 13-14 at the Ashmore in Pensacola for some toe-tapping family fun this Christmas! Following a plot similar to the movie, “Elf” is the story of a baby that accidentally crawled into Santa’s bag one Christmas and was taken to the North Pole […]

Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

Argos ready for Elite Eight showdown with Bears

December football. Nothing beats it. Never mind that there is a chill in the air on a Wednesday evening at Pen Air Field in Pensacola. It’s no big deal for the University of West Florida as it prepares for its next NCAA Division II playoff game. “It’s awesome,” wide receiver Quentin Randolph said. “When the […]

Holiday events in and around Navarre

Holiday events in and around Navarre

It’s that time of year once again. The coming weeks will see Navarre light up with holiday cheer and festivities the whole family can enjoy while creating holiday memories to last a lifetime. From our Navarre Press family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Dec. 5 Tree Lighting & Trees for Troops Join NAS […]

Rat Pack Reunion most successful in event history

Rat Pack Reunion most successful in event history

The ninth annual Rat Pack Reunion fundraiser raised more than $200,000 Oct. 25, making it the most successful events in its history. The event was hosted by the Council on Aging of West Florida, and it helps increase awareness and support for senior citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The money raised will go […]

Northwest Florida Haunts

Northwest Florida Haunts

As Halloween approaches, Navarre Press would like to share with you some of the best local haunts and their stories.  NOTE: Not all of these locations are open to the public. Trespassing on private grounds is a crime punishable by law. Furthermore, vandalism of any kind is also a crime. Destroying or defacing a cemetery […]

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

Walk to End Alzheimer’s makes huge impact on fight against disease

The threat of a tropical storm forced the Alzheimer’s Association to put its Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Pensacola on hold until Nov. 3 at a time yet to be determined at Community Maritime Park. But the uncooperative weather hasn’t put a damper on efforts to continue the fight against one of the nation’s most […]

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

Fort Barrancas offers interesting glimpse of history

This is the latest in a series of articles on outdoor opportunities worth checking out both in Florida and, every so often, out of state. This story puts the spotlight on Fort Barrancas in Pensacola. On the bluffs overlooking the glistening water of Pensacola Bay on a sun-splashed fall afternoon is an historic site that […]

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride carries added meaning to Beckman

Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride carries added meaning to Beckman

Navarre resident Steve Beckman was in a bike shop in Pensacola last month when he came across a flyer about the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride, which raises money and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health. No big deal on the surface. But here’s where things happen for a reason.   Read the full article […]

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

UWF scores a touchdown for Escambia County’s economy

Blue Wahoos Stadium is buzzing an hour before kickoff on a beautiful Saturday night in September. Over the next three hours, the Argonauts will light up the scoreboard the same way they have lit up Escambia County with dollar signs.   Read the full article in the Sept. 26 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe […]

Bail denied for sex trafficking suspect

Bail denied for sex trafficking suspect

The man accused of running a human trafficking ring that stretched into Gulf Breeze and Pensacola massage parlors will not be eligible for bail, according to an order issued by a federal judge Sept. 6. In the Order of Detention issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge Hope Thai Cannon, the judge cited concerns that the defendant […]

FDOT: Traffic Shift for New Pensacola Bay Bridge Starts Wednesday

FDOT: Traffic Shift for New Pensacola Bay Bridge Starts Wednesday

U.S. 98 eastbound traffic (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) will be shifted to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge Wednesday evening, Sept. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) on Sunday, Sept. 8. From 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 to 6 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8, 17th Avenue will be closed to through traffic between Gregory […]

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Expert outlines path to building a strong town

Strong Towns founder Chuck Marohn was in Pensacola last week to present the city with the 2019 World’s Strongest Town award. He also took time to talk about what makes a place a strong town and how cities can strive to reach that status.   Read the full article in the Aug. 29 issue of […]

University of West Florida launches Cybersecurity for All program

University of West Florida launches Cybersecurity for All program

Cybersecurity continues to be a growing career field for Florida, and the University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity is launching the Cybersecurity for All program in September to meet those workforce demands. The program is designed to enhance readiness for evolving cybersecurity work roles and address the critical shortage of cybersecurity professionals. Courses and […]

Human trafficking ring allegations reach Gulf Breeze, Pensacola

Human trafficking ring allegations reach Gulf Breeze, Pensacola

A Pensacola business owner arrested Aug. 16 faces allegations of operating a human trafficking ring under the guise of Asian massage parlors in multiple states, including locations in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola. David C. Williams, 41, has been was arrested for using interstate facilities for purposes of racketeering, money laundering conspiracy and the harboring of […]

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

Waitr food delivery service coming to Navarre

On-demand restaurant delivery service Waitr announced this week it will launch an expansion into Navarre. The food delivery app makes its debut with the official launch party set for Thursday, Aug. 15. The company’s success in Pensacola and surrounding areas prompted the additional expansion according to a press release.   Read the full article in […]

Bridge opening now indefinite

Bridge opening now indefinite

Never mind. The latest rescheduled opening of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge has been delayed with no new date in sight. Inspectors for the Florida Department of Transportation put a halt to the partial opening the was originally set for July 28 and then Aug. 4.   Read the full article in the Aug. 15 […]

UPDATE: New bridge opening date changed

UPDATE: New bridge opening date changed

UPDATE: The partial opening of the new Pensacola Bay Bridge to eastbound traffic has been postponed to Aug. 4. The traffic shift for U.S. 98 eastbound traffic (Pensacola to Gulf Breeze) to the new Pensacola Bay Bridge has been rescheduled for Sunday evening, Aug. 4 and U.S. 98 westbound (Gulf Breeze to Pensacola) on Thursday, […]

Pharmacy owner charged in $4.8 million fraud

Pharmacy owner charged in $4.8 million fraud

A federal grand jury indicted a pharmacy owner from Gulf Breeze July 18 on charges he defrauded insurers out of millions of dollars through phony prescriptions, according to an announcement by Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida. Andrew E. Fisher, 33, is president and part-owner of Physician Specialty Pharmacy.   […]

Kittens bring high energy to charity yoga events

Kittens bring high energy to charity yoga events

They may not help strike a perfect warrior one, and downward facing dog is their least favorite pose. But what these new fuzzy yoga partners lack in skill, they make up for in cuteness. Kittens are taking yoga studios across northwest Florida by storm as instructors have been taking up kitten yoga sessions in partnership […]

Wahoos Stadium dealing with water issue

Wahoos Stadium dealing with water issue

Blue Wahoos Stadium has a reputation for having one of the best fields in minor league baseball. But the field looks more worn down than usual this season, in part because of the additional games played on the surface in the offseason.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. […]

Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist announces new hospital construction

Baptist Health Care announced plans June 26, to build a new full-scale hospital at Brent Lane and I-110 as part of a long-term master plan to transform the way health care is provided according to a press release. The initial footprint is expected to be just over 650,000 square feet of patient care space, and […]

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