Shirley Brown

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

Brown’s generosity assures her legacy will carry on for years to come

It was at one of Navarre’s Junior ROTC military balls that Master Chief Jim Ethridge recalls a funny story about the late Shirley Brown, a long-time supporter of ROTC who used the cadets for many of the community service efforts she was involved with in Navarre. The connection between Brown and the high school’s ROTC […]

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Life-changing endowment to benefit ROTC unit for years to come

Master Chief Jimmy Ethridge was stunned when he read the email. The message told him Shirley and Charlie Brown had left the Navarre Junior ROTC program enough money to impact it for years to come. Read the full article in the May 17 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up […]

44 years of history and just getting started

44 years of history and just getting started

For 44 years the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce has served as the front door to Navarre, the place where visitors and newcomers get their first look and impression of our area. Over the years the chamber has been the driving force behind the growth of Navarre. From the beginning, the chamber has acted […]

Shirley Brown remembered

Shirley Brown remembered

Community, state and national leaders gathered Monday along a portion of U.S. Highway 98 in Navarre to dedicate that part of the roadway as the Warren E. “Charlie” and Shirley Brown Memorial Highway. The dedication follows the passing of Shirley Brown in December 2016. Brown and her late husband were active members in the community […]

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Banquet

Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Awards and Installation Banquet

Cowboy hats and boots, checkered table cloths, saddles and all things Wild West adorned Hurlburt Soundside for a crowd of nearly 150 chamber members and guests. The celebration was held for The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce 2017 Annual Awards and Installation Banquet Friday evening. Read the full article in the Feb. 2 issue […]

Garden Club plants live oak for Arbor Day

Garden Club plants live oak for Arbor Day

The Navarre Garden Club held its annual Arbor Day celebration Friday and the tree it planted at the Holley Ball Park is dedicated to Shirley Brown, a beloved Navarre resident who died in December after a brief illness. Brown was heavily involved in the community and is a former vice president of the Navarre Garden […]

Shirley Lee Brown: Legacy of love and service

Shirley Lee Brown:  Legacy of love and service

Shirley Lee Brown, a friend of many and a stranger to none, died Dec. 23 after a brief illness. “Miss Shirley,” as she was affectionately called by her friends, became firmly rooted in the Navarre Community in 1978. It didn’t take long for her to become Navarre’s most devoted ambassador and volunteer. Her husband Charlie’s […]

Garden Club ushers in spring

Garden Club ushers in spring

The Navarre Garden Club made spring official with their annual Spring Fling, the largest fundraiser for the club. Click HERE to view photos featured in the April 21 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe today to your community newspaper.

You are now driving on Charlie Brown Memorial Highway

You are now driving on Charlie Brown Memorial Highway

A dedication Ceremony was held Sept. 11 at Boomer Aviation Airstrip to memorialize Warren “Charlie” Brown of Navarre. Navarre area resident Warren “Charlie” Brown was a well-respected local leader who did much to benefit his community before his passing in 2011. To recognize his contributions, State Senator Don Gaetz and State Rep. Matt Gaetz worked with their fellow […]

‘Charlie Brown’ Memorial Highway coming soon

‘Charlie Brown’ Memorial Highway coming soon

Navarre area resident Warren “Charlie” Brown was a well-respected local leader who did much to benefit his community before his passing in 2011. To recognize his contributions, State Senator Don Gaetz and State Rep. Matt Gaetz worked with their fellow lawmakers during the past legislative session and won approval for a portion of Highway 98 in Santa Rosa […]