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Woodlawn Beach boat ramp closes for pier replacement

Replacement of the Woodlawn Beach boarding dock pier will begin Mon., Apr. 6. The project includes demolition and removal of the existing pier, and reconstruction of the pier with catwalks and terminal platform in the same footprint. A handicap-accessible parking space will also be included. Construction is expected to last four to six weeks; the […]

Talking turkey about Thanksgiving fire safety


Thanksgiving is a day set aside for expressing gratitude, sharing with others and spending time with loved ones. However, Thanksgiving is also an exceptionally dangerous time of the year for house fires. According to U.S. Fire Administration, for each year from 2014 to 2016, an estimated 2,400 residential building fires were reported to fire departments […]

Cold weather shelter open nights through Fri., Nov. 16


In addition to Wednesday and Thursday night, a cold weather shelter for the homeless or heatless will be open Friday night, Nov. 16 at Ferris Hill Baptist Church, 6848 Chaffin St. in Milton. Those who would like to stay at the shelter must arrive between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. No one will be admitted after […]



Seniors, do you have a computer you don’t know how to use that well?What about that new phone your children gave you to stay in touch? Well the Guy Thompson Community Center will be hosting a workshop to help you on Sept. 22nd. The AARP Mentor Up Workshop will feature University of West Florida student […]

Panhandle Butterfly House offers docent training and Kinderpillar School youth tours


The Panhandle Butterfly House is seeking seasonal volunteers to serve as docents Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, May through August. Volunteers work in teams, educating visitors on the biology and habitat of butterflies and their importance in our ecosystem. New volunteers are paired with seasoned docents to learn the ropes. Training will be held in the […]

Florida-friendly lawn care classes from UF/IFAS Extension Services


It’s possible to have a great lawn using Florida-friendly methods. Learn about the right timing and methods for fertilizing and weed control, proper irrigation, and other practices for your lawn from Mary Salinas, residential horticulture agent in the UF/IFAS Santa Rosa County Extension Office. This free class will be offered on two different days in […]


MILTON, Fla.— The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County recognizes January as Cervical Health Awareness Month, a time to educate, encourage and empower women to visit their health care provider for information and screening for cervical cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 12,000 women in the United States are […]


November 19.      9-3  • The Coon Hill Settlement consisted of a general merchandise store, stable, blacksmith shop, Pony Express Station, U.S. Post Office and a Church that alternated between Methodist and Baptist. • Coon Hill is the oldest cemetery in northern Santa Rosa County. It originated around 1820, about the time of the […]

10th Annual Monarch Madness


Join the Panhandle Butterfly House in celebrating the amazing journey of the monarch butterfly. The 10th Annual Monarch Madness Butterfly Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, October 7 – 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8581 Navarre Parkway in Navarre Park just west of the Navarre Bridge. The Panhandle Butterfly House is […]

Santa Rosa UF/IFAS Extension presents “Citrus for the Homeowner”


UF/IFAS Extension presents topics of interest to residents at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive, on the third Friday of each month at 10 a.m. This month’s presentation will be Citrus for the Homeowner on June 17. Join Blake Thaxton, UF/IFAS Extension Santa Rosa County commercial horticulture agent, to learn which citrus varieties thrive […]