Thanksgiving

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Fires displace 11 local families for Thanksgiving

Three fires in two days left 11 families in the Midway area out of their homes over Thanksgiving, but community members have come forward to assist them, said Midway Fire District Chief Jonathan Kanzigg. “It was not a great Thanksgiving for our community,” he said. Read the full article in the Nov. 29 issue of […]

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

5 Things to know: #GivingTuesday comes to Navarre

1. How it all started Following the face stuffing of Thanksgiving and subsequent shopping frenzy of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day dedicated to giving back has been added to the holiday whirl. In 2012, the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact created #GivingTuesday. According to GivingTuesday.org, the idea was […]

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

Floral arrangement class brightens the days of others

It has become a tradition at the Holley-Navarre Senior Center, this activity of making floral arrangements to adorn tables at Thanksgiving. For several years now the Navarre Garden Club has held a class on how to make the arrangements the week of Thanksgiving and it’s always well attended. This year was no exception, with around […]

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Holidays brightened for South Santa Rosa families

Hundreds of families in Navarre and Gulf Breeze were able to have a Thanksgiving meal this year thanks to Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County. Oriole Beach Elementary School’s cafeteria was packed Friday and Saturday night as volunteers sorted thousands of food items along the tables and prepared meal boxes for distribution. Caring […]

Small businesses big for holiday shopping

Small businesses big for holiday shopping

What is black and small and ends with cyber? The answer is one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year for retailers of all size, the weekend following Thanksgiving. After the turkey is gobbled up, 164 million consumers plan to shop on Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday according to the National […]

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

Caring and Sharing feeds a community

What began as a one-family mission to bring toys to local children for Christmas has grown into an organization that serves more than 200 families over the holiday season.  Caring and Sharing first began when the Holley-Navarre Fire Station collected toys for local children for Christmas.  At the time, Don VanDerryt was the newly appointed […]

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Safety tips to consider when deep frying a turkey

Turkeys are no longer for just the oven. Deep frying has become a popular method of cooking the main course for Thanksgiving dinner. And while there is nothing wrong with going that route this week, Holley -Navarre Fire District Fire Inspector Joe Early said there are safety considerations to consider. Read the full article in […]

Feeding families, one PB and J at a time

Feeding families, one PB and J at a time

In 2015, approximately one in every four children struggled with hunger and food insecurity in Northwest Florida according to Feeding the Gulf Coast, formerly Bay Area Food Bank. Many of these children would love to have a peanut butter sandwich, and the UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County Office wants to give them one. They are […]

Today in History

Today in History

Today is Thursday, Nov. 26, the 330th day of 2015. There are 35 days left in the year. This is Thanksgiving Day.  Today’s Highlight in History: Nov. 26, 1789 was a day of thanksgiving set aside by President George Washington to observe the adoption of the Constitution of the United States. On this date: n […]