I am making a website that basically looks like this (http://jsfiddle.net/7Bq5L/):
The problem, to me, are the blue buttons on the right - they look boring. They are buttons that link to special pages that can't be accessed from the menu in the header, e.g.: Us On News, Our Calendar... I am not sure what kind of format I want to put on this special navigation div. It must be noticeable in the main page.
I can't find similar cases in websites I browsed, please give me some ideas. Ask me more if you need more information.
This is a very hard case, the website has like a tradition (it's made in 90s), you may say. They have left and right of the page with similar buttons. The goal is to change the style and format to make it look more appealing but not to create a completely new website.