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Be prepared for summer health hazards

Be prepared for summer health hazards

As the summer season gets into full swing, the Florida/USVI Poison Information Center–Jacksonville wants to remind the public of a few important tips to keep families safe. “During the summer break, kids are out of school and families are spending time outside, which leads to an increase in poison exposures,” said Dr. Jay L. Schauben, […]

Chill Out plays role in helping vulnerable seniors beat the heat

Chill Out plays role in helping vulnerable seniors beat the heat

It’s time to Chill Out. For nearly a decade the Council on Aging of West Florida has hosted a one-day event to collect new air conditioners, fans and money to help benefit senior citizens in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties who live in homes without an option to stay cool.   Read the full article […]

Beach construction to impact summer months

Beach construction to impact summer months

Summer on Navarre Beach is set to be busy this year, but it is not just tourists that will be crowding the shoreline. A collection of improvement projects across the beach will be impacting the traditional tourist season. The largest among these investments is the renovation of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier. Read the full […]

Keeping seniors safe from the heat in summer a priority

Keeping seniors safe from the heat in summer a priority

The topic of summer heat and its impact on senior citizens isn’t new. The need to help seniors stay cool on those days of sweltering temperatures and unforgiving humidity is never-ending. “We say it every year, but it seems there are more people to help than ever,” said Josh Newby, the marketing communications director for […]

FWC stays busy on the water in the summer months

FWC stays busy on the water in the summer months

For at least another month, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers will be full speed ahead. Summertime means a busy time for the agency’s officers, especially on the water. “Boating safety issues, as well as fishery enforcements, are our primary focus during the summer months,” veteran officer Howard Jones said. Read the full article […]

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

Swimsuit season pairs nicely with a six-pack

As swimsuit season really heats up, that middle section of our body might need a little extra attention. Summer tends to see many of us lean too heavily on the six-pack kept in the cooler, but Navarre’s personal trainers have a few moves that can help you forge that other kind of six-pack. Read the […]

Chill Out event helps seniors beat the heat

Chill Out event helps seniors beat the heat

As a volunteer for the Council on Aging of West Florida, Judy Allen knows what it’s like to go into a warm home on an unbearably hot summer afternoon. “I’ve encountered a lot of those situations visiting clients,” Allen said. “But sometimes they don’t feel as warm as I am, so you suffer through it. […]

Young entrepreneurs bring refreshing summer relief

Young entrepreneurs bring refreshing summer relief

Did you ever set up a lemonade stand when you were a child? Throughout history, dating back more than 100 years, the front yard lemonade stand has been associated with a young child’s first business, earning their first dimes or quarters. Read the full article in the June 15 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Summer heat can put elderly population at risk

Summer heat can put elderly population at risk

Just as the mercury rises on the thermometer with the arrival of summer, the need to keep the elderly protected during the warmest months of the year goes up as well. In our area, heat-related illnesses and deaths are far more common among seniors than weather-related issues that arise during the winter months. Read the […]

Help your dog beat the heat

Help your dog beat the heat

It’s the beginning of August, historically Navarre’s hottest month and dog owners are looking for places to exercise their pets without overheating them.  However, with ordinances set forth by Santa Rosa County, the beach is not an option. As part of the animal control ordinance, Section 4-37 states: Animals are prohibited from public places in […]

Summer vacation means child-care stress for many parents

Summer vacation means child-care stress for many parents

Primary and intermediate schools in the Navarre area let out June 1, and for many parents with children ages 5-12, this means finding somebody to look after the little ones. This is even more difficult for the 46 percent of families with both parents working full time according to the Pew Research Center in 2015. […]