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Rollerworld of Crestview closes

May 27, 2023
Because of a lack of customers, Rollerworld of Crestview closed for good on May 26, according to the roller rink’s co-owner, Jiani Hawks.

Brookmeade Park expansion could be city’s first bed tax project

May 9, 2023
The City of Crestview is moving forward with its first major project expected to be funded with revenues generated by the expanded bed tax district approved by voters back in October 2021. The city recently revealed its plans to expand the skate park and RC track at Brookmeade Park

Crestview florist sees beauty in unlikely places

May 3, 2023
Jeanette Volz says she is allergic to just about every flower there is. But that doesn’t stop her from doing what she loves. Volz has been in the floral industry for about 20 years. She recently relocated her freelance florist business, JVolzdesigns, from Panama City Beach to a new home studio on JV Woolley Road in Crestview.

Holocaust survivor shares memories — and warnings

April 28, 2023
Nearly 150 people packed the Crestview Public Library meeting room April 21 to hear the story of Holocaust survivor Rudy Timmerman, who described his experiences in a German labor camp in Poland. They were the first people in 75 years to hear Timmerman’s story.

New tech helps students complete old lesson humanely

April 20, 2023
Seventh-grade life science students at Davidson Middle School recently participated in a dissection lab of a different kind. The frogs used were not the traditional cadaver frogs raised and then harvested for educational purposes. They were SynFrogs, hyper-realistic synthetic frogs mimicking real frogs in size and texture designed to replace cadaver frogs, allowing students to have a realistic, yet humane learning experience.

County to begin mosquito spraying soon

April 19, 2023
Okaloosa County will begin spraying for mosquitos in the coming weeks. Mosquito spraying is conducted in the evening and is required by state law and the county has released its schedule for the upcoming sprays. Spraying will begin one hour before sunset Mondays through Thursdays at the following locations in the north part of the county:

Keeping Crestview beautiful

April 17, 2023
The City of Crestview’s third annual Keep Crestview Beautiful kicked off last week and runs through April 26. The two-week event is designed to encourage the residents to help clean up the community with large dumpsters set up around the city to make sure the trash is properly disposed of. Keep Crestview Beautiful kicked off April 12 with dozens of city employees volunteering to help clean up two properties that had fallen out of compliance with city code.

FPL invites nearby residents to learn about proposed solar center

April 13, 2023
Neighbors who live near the site of a new proposed solar energy center recently got their first good look at the possible project. A new Florida Power & Light solar energy center which would be located a few miles west of Crestview and just south of Interstate 10 is in the early permitting stages. FPL representatives invited the nearby neighbors to an open house on April 6 to discuss the project.

An ‘icon of the city’ passes

April 12, 2023
Dr. Patrice Williams-Shuford used the theory of the butterfly effect to describe the legacy and impact her friend and business partner, Dr. Naomi Barnes, had on the community. The butterfly effect states that small things, like the flapping of a butterfly’s wings, can have large impacts far away.

‘It’s a big, impressive truck’

April 11, 2023
The North Okaloosa Fire District’s new fire engine at Bob Sikes Airport looks like it belongs in an episode of Star Trek more than a local fire station. The department received its new crash rescue truck, a specialized fire engine designed to meet the needs at an airport, last month. The roughly $1.3 million truck was delivered to the North Okaloosa Fire District’s main station on Bob Sikes Airport on March 22.
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