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Posted on: May 12, 2021

Crestview food distribution set for Saturday at Spanish Trail Park

First United Methodist Church of Crestview volunteers check IDs during a recent food giveaway.

The First United Methodist Church will hold a food distribution on Saturday, 15 May, at Spanish Trail Park, providing 10,000 pounds of food donated by Feeding the Gulf Coast, FUMC volunteer coordinator Kristen Sallberg said. 

Food will be distribu...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Crestview PD observes National Peace Officers Memorial Day on May 13

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National Peace Officers Memorial Day will be observed during National Police Week in Crestview on May 13 with a morning Remembrance at the Pole ceremony. Law enforcement officers and their supporters from the public are invited to the brief ceremony.

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Family Movie Night presents 'War Room' in Spanish Trail Park

Crestview residents watch a film during a Family Movie Night in the Spanish Trail Park amphitheatre.

Families seeking a slow but steady return to “normal” need look no farther than Spanish Trail Park’s amphitheatre and the May 15 Family Movie Night screening. 

After a year of drive-in movies and no food vendors, fami...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 10, 2021

CHS student artists exhibit works during their Art Show at Crestview Library

Crestview High student 3D art greets Crestview Library patrons in the lobby.

While local arts organizations have, sadly, come and gone, one stalwart supporter of the visual arts has always been available to share the community’s desire to appreciate art: Your friendly Crestview Public Library. 

And during May, it...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Checking in at Crestview’s former Lamar Hotel

The 1926 Lamar Hotel is now better known as Desi's Restaurant.

For longer than there’s been a Crestview there’s been a hotel on Main Street spanning the block between Woodruff Avenue and the alley to the south. Now the 1926 Lamar — later the Hilton — Hotel, more familiar today ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 5, 2021

Crestview mayor sworn in as NWF League of Cities prez

County Commissioner Mel Ponder swears in Mayor JB Whitten as Mrs. Ann Whitten holds the Bible.

The Northwest Florida League of Cities has a new president and it’s Crestview Mayor JB Whitten. 

In a 1 p.m. May 3 ceremony, Mayor Whitten placed his hand on a family Bible held by his wife, Ann, as Okaloosa County Commissioner Mel Ponde...

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Crestview News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Crestview’s Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark nearing completion

The Crestview Eglin Federal Credit Union Skatepark nears completion.

The county seat’s long-awaited skatepark is rapidly approaching completion just three months after its Feb. 27 groundbreaking. City officials have set a grand opening for Saturday, June 5. 

While the initial concrete work is complete and...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Art and vintage cars meet in Downtown Crestview May 15

Mayor JB Whitten admires student works at NWF State College's galleries with director Wren Supak.

The beauty of the visual, performance and automotive arts combine in one great afternoon in Downtown Crestview on Saturday, May 15, when the Main Street Crestview Association’s Arts Festival is joined by the Spanish Trail Cruisers Club&rsquo...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 30, 2021

Mayoral proclamations honor Crestview police, city clerk

Mayor JB Whitten presents City Clerk Betsy Roy a proclamation as the City Council observes.

Mayor JB Whitten recognized two diverse constituencies within the city government with April 26 proclamations honoring the roles of the Police Department and the City Clerk.

Police Chief Stephen McCosker accepted a proclamation declaring May 9-15 National ...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 29, 2021

Crestview chamber announces new leadership

Neko Stubblefield, Tim Bolduc, Sandra Wilson and Christie Austin are seen at the chamber of commerce

The Crestview Area Chamber of Commerce has announced the appointment of new but experienced leaders as the more than 50-year-old business community organization embarks on implementing a new strategic plan.

Sandra Wilson returned to the chamber office on C...

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Crestview News
Posted on: April 22, 2021

Crestview engineer juggles multiple interests

Crestview engineering technician Kyle Lusk juggles many projects at his job.

Engineering technician Kyle Lusk’s office in the Crestview Public Services department looks like that of a typical municipal engineer. All four walls and his desk are covered with maps, development codes, site plans, proposals and charts.

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