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Foster youth get a helping hand

Foster youth get a helping hand

Many 17-year-olds ‘aging out’ of the foster care system face uncertainty. Some of these young adults are still finishing high school. Most lack a family support system to fall back on. “On their 18th birthday, they would just age out of the system,” Young Adult Services Team Manager Melody Kohr said. “They would be solely […]

We’ve got your six, Capt. Kuss

We’ve got your six, Capt. Kuss

Too often lately we find ourselves mourning the loss of a military member.  This week is no exception.  Our beloved Blue Angels, the US Navy flight demonstration team based in Pensacola, suffered a horrific loss on Thursday as the team was practicing for an air show in Smyrna, Tn..  Capt. Jeff Cuss By all accounts, […]

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

Navarre High School student Savannah West wanted to go the extra mile during Love is Louder Week, a week started in 2010 that highlights the fact that love and support is more powerful than external and internal voices that cause pain and feelings of hopelessness. So the junior started writing down positive messages on hearts […]

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

Group effort used to battle homelessness in school district

The Santa Rosa County School District isn’t simply trying to help the homeless students in its schools. Its goal is to break the cycle and end the problem. “Our goal is to provide students the resources and support to graduate from high school and transition to college and a career,” said Dr. Karen Barber, the […]

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

Small Shop Crawl brings record-setting sales

By all accounts and everyone’s accounting, the 2015 Holiday Small Shop Crawl presented by the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce was a huge success. More than a dozen Navarre shops participated, and each one said the event brought new customers into their shop.   The Director of Membership and Marketing for the Navarre Chamber Chanda […]

Wee Market hosts Grand Opening event

Wee Market hosts Grand Opening event

Wee Market hosted its Grand Opening event in the Shoppes of Navarre Oct. 31, featuring specials from their vendors, children’s painting activity and trick-or-treating for the children. “It’s a great opportunity for the community to see the different vendors we have at Wee Market and support local businesses,” said Holly Elassaad, owner of Wee Market. […]

Local churches promote post-divorce healing

Local churches promote post-divorce healing

Florida ranks number seven on the list of states with the highest divorce rates. Just a few hours down the road, Panama City, Fla. ranks as the number one city in the country for divorce rates. Nationally, 41 percent of marriages end in divorce according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In a state in which 13.1 percent of residents are divorced, it might make sense […]