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    Season of giving

    Starfish Project, a local nonprofit organization, was formed in July to improve the lives of special needs children and their families, and around 100 people attended the group’s fun-filled Christmas party this week. According to Kendra Booth, president of Starfish Project, some holiday traditions such as going to the mall or parties can be problematic for … read more

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    Underwater reef cam going live

    For nearly three years the Navarre Beach Marine Science Station and View Into The Blue® have been working to install a live-streaming underwater camera on Navarre Beach Gulf snorkel reef via 360-degree views. The camera is set to go live this week and was funded using a grant through the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development … read more

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    Deadman’s Island getting emergency restoration

    What the Mayor of Gulf Breeze quoted as being an “emergency situation” is being handled as such in an effort to save a popular plot of land from being completely swallowed by water. Earlier this week, M and N Dredging Company started moving construction equipment into place near Deadman’s Island in Gulf Breeze Proper in … read more

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    Santa Rosa stalls on medical marijuana

    Santa Rosa County Commissioners this week did not move forward with a 180-day moratorium on accepting applications for medical marijuana. The move was placed on the board’s agenda in an effort to allow staff time to review and prepare potential amendments to the Land Development Code or ordinances. However, board members expressed concern it could … read more

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    NABOR honors top contributors

    Awards matter. An organization is often defined by how it treats its members, and conversely, its members’ regard of it. An organization such as NABOR’s (Navarre Area Board of Realtors®) evolution is dependent on the recruitment of sufficient individuals committed to its success; to lead others collectively to greater heights. At their recent 2016 Awards … read more

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    Gulf Breeze Parade gets grand treatment

    An estimated 3,000 people flocked to Gulf Breeze Proper last Saturday to get just a touch of holiday spirit thanks to the Gulf Breeze Holiday Parade. The theme of this year’s parade was “Merry Masquerade,” a theme selected by the Gulf Breeze Parks and Recreation Middle School After School Program. Recently retired Gulf Breeze Police … read more

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    Lake Gibson ends near perfect Raider season

    The Navarre High School Raiders matched the record of the most successful team in school history last Friday night when they faced-off against the Lake Gibson High School Braves in the FHSAA Class 6A State Semifinal. Despite an impressive defensive display, the Raiders failed to convert enough of their offensive plays into scoring opportunities and … read more