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Marine center expands classes for winter visitors

Marine center expands classes for winter visitors

As hundreds of seniors, known as snowbirds, descended on local beaches this month for the winter season, the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station is tailoring its programs to share science and conservation lessons with them. Director Charlene Mauro typically teaches classes of dual-enrolled high schoolers this material.                 […]

Snowbirds Sessions by the Sea

Learn the science behind our changing beaches and birds that call it home at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station at 3:30 p.m. Program includes an interactive lecture and guided birding walk led by an Audubon specialist. Jackets are recommended. 15 spots, $5 per person. Spots fill quickly. Call 850-261-2141or visit www.navarresciencestation.org for more information.

Snowbird Sessions by the Sea

Celebrate the most popular residents of our local reefs at 3:30 p.m. at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station. Led by Gulfarium CARE experts, dive in and learn about sea turtle conservation efforts. 15 spots available, $5 per person. Spots fill quickly. Call 850-261-2141or visit www.navarresciencestation.org for more information.

Services set for Navarre resident Norm Crowder

Services set for Navarre resident Norm Crowder

Navarre lost a community advocate and volunteer last week. Norman “Norm” Crowder, 65, of Navarre, Florida passed away Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida. During his time in Navarre Norm worked with several community groups advocating for abused children, small business, seniors and the community at large. Norm was born January […]

Bird and Barrier Islands

Learn the science behind the changing beaches of the Emerald Coast and the birds that call it home. Program includes an interactive lecture and guided birding walk led by an Audubon specialist. Jackets are recommended. Limited spots available. For more information, call 850-261-2141 or visit www.navarresciencestation.org.

What’s On the REEF?

Snowbirds & Seniors come celebrate the Navarre Beach artificial reefs and learn about them at the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station from 2 to 3 p.m. Program includes history, fish identification tips, and an underwater fish identification guide. For more information, call 850-261-2141 or visit www.navarresciencestation.org.

Snowbirds keep tourism humming despite chill

Snowbirds keep tourism humming despite chill

While freezing temperatures have largely driven off the usual tourists, Santa Rosa County Tourism Development Director Julie Morgan said she expects to see great bed tax returns for the winter months. That is thanks to the annual influx of snowbirds, wintertime tourists who are typically in their senior years. Morgan said most of them hail […]

Longtime sweethearts boogie on the beach

Longtime sweethearts boogie on the beach

Candles, rose petals and live music were everywhere at Juana’s Club Pagoda Monday night, Feb. 13, as the Navarre Snowbirds Club hosted the annual Sweethearts Dinner and Dance on Navarre Beach. Read the full article in the Feb. 23 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Snowbirds go bird spotting

Snowbirds go bird spotting

While the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station usually focuses on educating young minds about marine ecosystems and studies, the station took on a much older crowd of students Feb. 8 during their snowbirds bird watching event. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little […]

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Beach

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Beach

Though the nesting birds have long since left Navarre’s shores, a new flock of featherless birds have begun to arrive. It’s snowbird season. “Snowbird” is the affectionate term for seniors that travel to beaches along the Gulf Coast during the winter months. T.J. Goulet of the Navarre Beach Snowbirds Club said these visitors come from […]

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

Holley Navarre Senior Center solves mystery

To a sold-out crowd on Feb. 6, the Holley Navarre Senior Center Mystery Dinner Theater group gave a rousing performance of the murder mystery “‘Pasta, Passion and Pistols.” The center was transformed into a little Italian restaurant in Little Italy, N.Y. for the play. Restaurant owner Pepi Roni was shot in the back and the […]

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Expos

Snowbirds flock to Navarre Expos

Snowbirds and local residents attended the Snowbird Expo and the Navarre Chamber Health and Business Expo last week. Click HERE to view photos from the events.  

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Snowbirds make pillow cases for a good cause

Irene Gillis, Brenda Rister and Cindy Stillwell had no plans to spend part of their winter vacation doing work on sewing machines. But the work was for a good cause as the three ladies, who are spending their winter at the Santa Rosa RV Resort in Navarre, made 26 pillow cases that will be donated […]

Snowbirds flock to Navarre

Snowbirds flock to Navarre

Roughly 50 snowbirds attended a Jan. 23 social hosted by Navarre Properties at Summerwind Resort. A growing population of the seasonal non-resident, long-stay guests who sustain local tourism during winter months are welcomed back at the beginning of each year. “I see a lot of new faces,” Petra Fransis, general manager of Navarre Properties, said. […]

Snowbirds flock to social

Snowbirds flock to social

More than 200 seasonal visitors enjoyed an afternoon of conversation, food and fun at the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council’s Snow Bird Appreciation Social Feb. 13 at the Club at Hidden Creek. Eighteen area businesses showcased their products and services and provided give-a-ways for the attendees. “This stew is really good. It’s a little […]