Sand Sculpting

Sand Sculpting gives way to scrutinized dredging

Sand Sculpting gives way to scrutinized dredging

Planning for the sixth annual Navarre Beach Sand Sculpting Festival next April consumed considerable time and effort from Santa Rosa County tourism development leaders before the event was abruptly doomed last week by, of all things, sand. The scheduled April 15-16 festival boasted a budget of $55,000 in bed tax funding despite a spat between […]

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Navarre Beach Restoration to begin in March

Weeks Marine won the bid for the Navarre Beach restoration project and operations are expected to commence in March with completion in mid-June. Weeks Marine is the same company that performed the Navarre Beach restoration in 2006 and was the low bidder coming in at $14,920,300 – $3 million less than the original estimate. The […]

Sand-Sculpting Festival may merge with Fun Fest

Sand-Sculpting Festival may merge with Fun Fest

District 4 Commissioner Rob Williamson Monday told fellow board members the annual Navarre Beach Sand-Sculpting Festival may merge with the Navarre Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Fun Fest event. At the end of April, commissioners decided to table a vote on whether or not to fund an $80,000 sponsorship of the Sand-Sculpting Festival after public […]