Title: Island times
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Place of Publication: Gulf Breeze, Fla.
Publication Date: May 5, 2009
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Escambia -- Pensacola Beach
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Requests For Slides Multiply On SRIA Committee Agenda

How many waterslides does
Pensacola Beach need? Recently, the
Santa Rosa IslandAuthority approved
a waterslide and related amenities to
be installed at the Soundside Market
Tiki Island Golf and Games has the
concession up and unmnng The SRIA
also gave conceptual approval to a
waterside to be placed at Portofino,
but the leaseholders in the plush de-
velopment squelched the idea of hav-
ing a waterside open to the public at
their front door
At the April 22 Development and
Leasing Committee meeting, Beverly
Boswell, co-owner of the Sandshaker,
brought a request to install a
waterside west of the alcohol free
zone on Casino Beach
And, according to Portofino de-
veloper Robert Rinke, Marilyn Hess
of American Fidelity, has shown an
interest in placing a waterside at the
former location of the Bank of the
In discussion that followed the
proposed waterslide on Casino

Beach, the placing of a business on
public property apparently requires
a Request for Proposals to be sent
"I think we are doing this back-
wards," said Board member Dave
Pavlock "This sets a precedent An
RFP needs to go out before the com-
mercial use of the property owned
by the people of Escambia County
can be granted Renting space with-
out going out for bids is not correct "
Dr Thomas Campanella agreed
"I think interfering with any public
beach, for us to even consider it, is a
no vote from me "
Tern McKamey, general manager
of the Tiki Island properties, told the
Board that everyone wanted a
waterside now that they have one
"I spent the winter months for
two years in negotiation and re-
search," she said "We have spent time
and hundreds ofthousands of dollars
We were told by your staff that we
could not place the slide on the Gulf,
so we looked for soundfront prop-

Ed Guernsey, made a motion to
reject the Sandshaker's request, but
will consider alternatives at the May
6 board meeting The motion passed
The Administrative Committee
authorized Baskerville Donovan to
seek transportation planning profes-
sionals to complete a study as a part
of the changes under consideration for
the core area
Buck Lee, executive director, ex-
plained the timeliness of engaging a
planner to study traffic this summer
"If we went out for bid right
now, we could luhire a traffic engineer
and have him onboard before our sum-
mer season," Lee said "The Beauti-
fication Fund would pay for this and
it was already agreed upon as part of
the Master Plan "
Mike Langston of Baskerville
Donovan told the Board that the
transportation planning and study is
a specialty unto itself
"They study the people and cars

that are here," he said "They look at
the internal circulation oftraffic, too
It's not just getting the numbers They
solve the problems and bring ideas on
how to move people around the is-
land "
Doug McAlhster, owner of Fun
Coast Promotions, was met with a bar-
rage of questions from Board members
when he requested a sublease at the Gulf
Pier to host a Teen Dance every Fnday
night at the snack bar area from 8 pm
to 11 p m The alcohol free event would
be under adult supervision Dave
Pavlock wanted to know how loud the
music would be and Fred Gant wanted
to know if there would be a hlfeguard on
duty Vernon Prather said he would ap-
prove it for one year only, refemng to
the problems with teenagers on the
McAlhster said, "There will be
four adult staff members and an off-duty
deputy at the party along with a deputy
in the parking lot The area is not over
water, so a hfeguard is not necessary "
McAlhster told the board that the

DJ would be situated so the sound of
the music would go toward the water
The cost of the dance would be $15 per
person and proper attire would be re-
quired The event will be open to ages
13 to 18-years-old
Board member Fred Gant voted no
on the request while Dave Pavlock and
Tammy Bohannon voted yes The item
will go to the Full Board for further dis-
Dotte Ford, Director of Finance,
brought her usual good news, saying the
Island Authority was up $7,000 at the
end of February
Also, the workshop schedule to
create next year's budget was approved
The workshops are set for July 22, Au-
gust 12 andAugust 26 atthe SRIAboard-
room The SRIA will adopt the budget
on August 26 before sending it to the
County on August 27 The Board of
CountyCommissioners will consider the
budget on September 17
The next meeting of the Authonty
will be on Wednesday, May 6 at 5 pm
All meetings are open to the public

After Sundown

Go crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico, at Crabs, We Got 'Em -
Alaskan Snow, Dungeness and King Crabs are all on the extensive
seafood menu Sip and sit at the live aquanum bar or at the upstairs,
outdoor Gulfside deck Oysters and Wings are thirty-five cents
from 4 to 6, Monday through Fnday No reservations, come as you
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling hghts on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven Open everyday 850-
932-0700 www crabswegotem com

A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own pnvate white sand beach Pull up a rattan stool Coldbeer Live
Music Exotic Libations Fnendly locals Lunch and Dinner every-
day Sandwiches Salads Fresh Catch of the Day Renee's Famous
Shrimp Salad Happy Hour 11-7 Live Bands Poker on Monday
and Wednesday
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly on Santa Rosa Sound Boat and Bicycle parkmg Open 7
days 850-916-5087

The GulfCoast's Premier Entertainment Complex Sevenrooms
of fun all under one roof Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team Tnvia,
Pool, Video games & more Live Entertainment 7 rights a week
Live music on 4 stages every Friday & Saturday night Serving
lunch and dinner New Gift Shopl Located in Histonc Downtown
Pensacola at 130 East Government Street Open Monday Satur-
day from 11 until 2 30 am and 5 pm until 2 30 on Sunday Ring
434-6211 or visit wwwrosies corn

Step back in time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection
Step into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood Indoor
and outdoor dimng Even a beach playground for the kads Beach
Bar neathh the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative
mason jar Bllgewater Margantas Gift shop Fred Flounder,
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach Next to the
55 ft shrimp boat Open everyday 850-932-2003
www flounderschowderhouse com

Ahoy, Matey You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure
Pirates welcome Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or
outside on the awning covered deck Glass front bar overlooks
LaFitte Cove All kands of oysters Live lobster Gumbo Din-
ner specials nightly Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Land-
lubbers Take home a t-shirt
Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the
Island at 1010 Fort Pickens Road We're here everyday at 11
932-4139 wwwpeglegpetes com

Score Don't miss a point See itall in ghdefimtion- 11
big screens, 42 televisions If it runs, jumps, races, it's here
Famous for Thursday Wing Night Burgers Seafood and Ribs
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seating Video sports games
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main
parking lot and the traffic hght Kick off at 11 a m seven days a
week 934-3660

Even a bragging Irishman can't dojustice to McGuire's where
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub McGure's
has been named one ofAmenca's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damnl Try an Irish Wake or Senate
Bean Soup
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Street inPensacola 850-433-6789wwwmcguiresinshpub com

The World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola BeachTradition
since 1973 It's the Home of the Onginal Bushwacker and has been
selling this signature dnnk for over 30 years The Shaker was the 1st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction Live Music
Wed, Thurs, Fn, Sat & Sun Karaoke Tuesday "Grilling & Chilln"
with Lost Kees, Sat-Sun 1 30 to 6 30 pm
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach Open 10
am until 3am 850-932-2211 www sandshaker com for photo gal-
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Open at7 30 am six days a week Closed onTuesday Owned
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meals Seating is informal Art gallery setting withlocal artists dis-
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May 5, 2009

It Was A Good Year For The Wrecks

It was a very good year for the
Krewe of Wrecks, the mother krewe
ofMard Gras onthe Island Accord-
ing to a review released last week
by the treasurer, Melanie Walte, the
Krewe not only financed its many
projects, but gave generously to a
number of civic organizations
"As a non-profit entity, the
Wrecks have made a number of
charitable donations during the sea-
son," Walte said
Recipients included American
Legion Post 379, Thanksgiving tur-
keys for veterans, Manna Food
Bank, Elk's Camp, Elk's Club Line of
Credit, Covenant Hospice, the Good
Samaritan Clinic, and Pensacola
Beach Wom an's Club furnishings for
the club house fund In addition
members brought food for the
Manna Food Bank at Christm as and
toys for the Marine Corps Toys for
Tots program Donations ranged
from $25 to $1000
"We served free red beans and
rice to all who chose to participate
inthe luncheon during Mardi Gras,"
Waite said
Walte also announced the re-
tirement of Wrecks official photog-
rapher Bill Mellner who was re-
placed by DJZemenickthisyear Her

Mardi Gras photos are on display at
the Sabine Sandbar They can also
be viewed and ordered from
www bamerislandgirl corn
Tickets for the Fiesta Ball are
on sale for $25 now It will be at the
Hadji Shrine Temple on June 10 A
trolley will be available from the
Beach at an extra charge Call Jeff
Goudey, Running Around Wreck, to
reserve tickets at932-5084
"This ball is a lot of fun Waite
said "It honors all royalty of the
area's Mardi Gras krewes "
Beach businesses have com-
mended the Wrecks and all the other
Beach krewes for their four-month
long winter stimulus

The Florida Trail Associa-
tion will host two events on
Pensacola Beach in May Hikers
should lace up their boots to
hike The Dunes Trail, Saturday,
May 9 Meet at the parking lot
across from Portofino at 9 a m
The second hike will be on Sun-
day, May 17 at 3 p m with the
same starting point There is no
cost to hike

"We are grateful for all the busi-
ness these people have brought to
us," Beverly Boswell, co-owner of
the Sandshaker said
Krewe of Wrecks fees will not
go up for the coming year's celebra-
"All fees will remamthe same,"
Waite said "It will be thirty dollars
for membership and thirty dollars for
each event you wish to attend "
Parade entry fees will be deter-
mined at a later date
Ifyou would like more informa-
tion or want to join the Krewe of
Wrecks, call Melanie Walte at 904-
7896 or emall her at
melanie7896(abellsouth net

Hikers should dress appro-
priately with a day pack, suffi-
cient water, sun protection to
include a hat, sunglasses, sun-
screen, insect repellent, and
comfortable sturdy closed-toe
shoes or boots with socks
For additional details please
call 850-932-5469 or visit the
western gate chapter's website
at www westgate floridatrail org

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event benefitted the Beach School and other Optimist charities.

Mav 5. 2009

Island Times



Island Times

by E.K. Hewson

Last week the Kid and I went
to see the movie "Earth "After shar-
ing a bag of Swedish fish, an extra
large Sprite and faux buttered pop-
corn, I realized it wouldn't be too
long until someone else would be
sitting m the theater with him enjoy-
ing overpriced junk food and sitting
through the credits reciting favorite
character, favorite scene As we
walked across the crowded parking
lot, his hand in mind, the Kid made
note that in the movie, it was the
moms who really took care of the
young Which made me think,
maybe I should watch some more
movies about nature and become a
better human mom to Sparky, our
cat So I did
I stayed up way too late one
nightto watch some documentary on
the National Geographic channel
about cats and how it is in their in-
stincts to hunt So without reserva-
tions, I have been letting Sparky out
for as much time as she needs to ful-
fill her huntress desires Our yard is
filled with birds and wild rabbits
a veritable smorgasbord of creatures
great and small to pounce upon with-
out notice And unnoticed they go
Sparky prefers to hunt inside and her
prey is always the same two things
a fake rubber roach that came in a
gag birthday card to the Colonel ten
years ago and a fake pair of teeth

made in China probably contami-
nated with lead paint
Another idea I took away the
movie "Earth" was that the mother
didn't coddle her young There was
a scene where a baby elephant was
tired and attempted to stop walking,
but the mother kept nudging him to
continue Now Sparky has to limp
her way up the stairs and claw her
way up onto the bed I no longer
carry her and gently place her on a
pillow It takes her a little longer to
make her way to the master bed-
room, but I think she secretly enjoys
the challenge andthe thrill of a mak-
ig little rips in my down comforter
Every morning I wake up to another
feather on the floor
The last parenting tip I learned
was never interfere So the other
night when the Colonel and the Kid
were in the garage doing manly
things and I was m the library read-
mg a book, I nonchalantly walked
downstairs andgot them bothto fol-
low me into the dimng room The
sliding glass door was open, but the
screen door was closed Sparky's
nemesis, Thug Cat who roams the
hood with nothing but his Cheshire
gri, had showed up She was using
some kind of cat language that in
reality should never be uttered in
front of a mom, but I wasn't about
to interfere The Colonel immedi-

ately started searching for his spray
bottle with vinegar and the Kid kept
begging me to let him shut the slid-
ing glass door I wanted to do some-
thing either remove Sparky from
the potentially dangerous situation
or cheer her on with each deeper and
more guttural growl -- so I did the
latter Eventually, after what seemed
to be an eternity, Sparky had had
enough and she lunged at Thug Cat
who responded in kind There is
nothing like two screaming felines
being held apart by a flimsy screen
door and hanging on to it for dear
life with completed embedded claws
to make the family referees throw
down the yellow flag on interfer-
ence In the end, the Colonel had to
squirt water on Thug Cat to get him
down I put on oven mitts and re-
moved Sparky She hissed at me
Then the Kid not only shut and
locked the sliding glass door, but
engaged the security bar as well
And true to form, just in time
for Mother's Day, the balance is
completely restored m my house-
hold Sparky views the Colonel as
her savior, the Kid as her protector-
ate and me, the Human Lady, who
dutifully feeds her wet food at 5 15
every morning and cleans her litter
box daily as nothing but hired help
she would like to fire Hmmm Un-
til next time

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PBYC( .. ... .
Thanks for the terrific article on
the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club's
charity regatta, the Preemie Cup, and
for helping us remind everyone of
this important event Withyourhelp,
word got out, people came, and we
had a fabulous time raising money
for the bablesl
The weekend's weather
brought terrific wind, making our
regatta a real challenge, but we had
a large turn-out 46 registered en-
trants, divided among the classes
PBYC's regatta was blessed with
countless volunteers who helped
with everything from registration
and trophies to getting boats into
the water and grilling hot dogs
Money was raised through registra-
tions, individual donations and raffle
prizes donated by members and non-
members Our Perpetual Preemie
Award this year went to Sailor Ron
Bray, for the largest individual do-
The regatta raised more than
$3,000 forthe NICU at SacredHeart's
Children's Hospital TheFishHouse
Silent Auction held in conjunction
with our regatta netted more than
$7,000, with sponsors' and individu-
als' donations totaling more than
$15,000 An early estimate of funds
raised from both events totals

Triathlon Registration Opens
Registration is opened Santa
Rosa Island Triathlon (SRITRI)
The event, which sold out last
year, will be held on October 3 at
Pensacola Beach and will include
a 600 yard swim, an 18 mile bike
and a 3 1 mile run Registration is
available at www active com or an
entry form can downloaded from
www sritri org I am happy to an-
swer questions Please contact me
at 850-380-0741 or
charlesgheen@gmall com
See you at the SRI TRI,
Charles Gheen
Race Director

The Sea Oats for Sandpipers
fundraiser has grown into an annual
native plant sale that benefits the
students at Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School
"It's time to place your order and
green up the Beach The benefits are
plentiful from this sale," said Fran
McCurdy, the sale's coordinator
"You will be replanting the Island,
protecting the Beach from erosion
and creating habitats for Beach crea-
tures All this and helping the kids
at the school "
The sea oats are one dollar each
with a minimum order of $25 and

planting directions are included
with each order Other native
plants can be purchased The
deadline to place orders is Mon-
day, May 11 and plants will be
available for pick up at the Beach
School, Thursday, May 14 from 5
to 6p m Delivery is available for
a nominal charge Specially de-
signed Hydration Gel and Root
Enhancer are also available to pur-
Orders may be placed by filling
out the order form available at the
School Office orby calling McCurdy

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Ma 5, 2009



Mostly Nuts &Bolts
SBy Candy Segar

What is known as a "celt,"
"celtic stone," "rebellious celt,"
"rattlerock," "spin bar," "wobble
stone," or an "anagyre"? If you
guessed a rattleback, you are cor-
rect. What is a rattleback? It is a semi-
elipsoidal top which spins in both
directions, but this is the catch, it
prefers to spin in just one direction.
It is really interesting. I bought one
and spun it clockwise, and it didn't
like that. It spun a couple of times in
the clockwise direction, then com-
pletely stopped, and spun itself in a
counter clockwise direction.
Where did these rattlebacks
come from? Well, mine came from
Amazon.com -just a little 21st Cen-
tury humor folks. Actually archeolo-
gists discovered them in two sepa-
rate places in the 19th century; En-
gland and Egypt. These "celts" from
ancient times demonstrated the same
odd behavior. The archeologists
were not looking for these at all; they
were looking for axe and adze heads
(ax-like tool for dressing wood). It
has been something written about
by scientists and engineers over the
last two centuries.
How does it work? There are
two types of designs for the

rattleback. One type has an asym-
metrical base where its rolling axis is
skewed. The second type has a
symmetrical base with off-set
weighting at the ends. The instabili-
ties are created from the rolling on
the main axis and the pitching on
the crosswise axis. I still wonder why
it stops and then reverses its direc-
tion. I cannot find information on
that aspect.
I must tell you something
equally weird. I took mine into work
and wanted to show it to my friend
who is a civil engineer. He and I en-
joy space, astronomy, topography,
and, on occasion, we talk; and we
have show-and-tell. Well, I bring
over my red rattleback, which I am
so proud of and lo and behold he
bends down to his desk drawer and
pulls a green one out. I thought that
was so cool! It just gave me such
joy! He not only knew what a
rattleback was, but he owned one.
So if any Island Times readers
have a rattleback, please let me
know. You can email
islandtimes@bellsouth.net with
rattleback in the subject line.
I will be spinning in different
directions until I hear from you.

As I was thinking of the begin-
ning of the month of May, I got to
thinking of the reason for naming it
May. That took me further to think-
ing of "mayday" the distress sig-
nal used by those in the air and on
the sea. On the Internet, Google
brought up "Info Please" which in-
dicated that "mayday" was chosen
because it approximates the French
term "m'aider", which means "come
help me!" The International Radio-
telegraphic Convention at London
in 1912, selected "SOS" because it
was easy to transmit in Morse code:
three dots, three dashes, three dots.
Those dots and dashes are clear sig-
nals that there is a problem.
As individuals, we often give
out clear signals that we have a prob-
lem. Sometimes when we change our
pattern, it indicates attention is
called for. We get accustomed to a
routine established by another, and
when that changes, we are alerted.
For example, perhaps we have
known that person as even-tem-
pered, not easily agitated, and all of
a sudden, they are on edge and re-
spond in ways out of character. The
problem we may discover, is some
great stress that has invaded that
person's tranquillity, such as, an ill-
ness or the illness of a loved one;
the security we once enjoyed has
been taken away, etc. When our
friends begin to act differently, we

may have the tendency to move
away from them, to become aloof
because we don't understand.
However, it is just at those times that
our concern and attention are
needed. It is at those times that we
may be called upon to take a risk in
order to help through a difficult time.
The "mayday", the "SOS" signals
may be there and our sensitive re-

sponse may mean all the difference.
The origin of the naming of this
month as May? Not all agree, how-
ever, the generally accepted reason
is that it was named for MAIA, the
Roman goddess of spring and
growth. Whatever its origin may be,
let's enjoy it, and be aware of the
signals from others that they need a
little attention.

Premier Island Management Group celebrated Earth Day, April 21 at
Portofino by organizing a property-wide clean up day. Ryan O'Keeley,
left, and Adam Horton with Portofino Island Adventure Beach depart-
ment high five each other for a job well done.

Happy Mother's Day to the Island Times Moms
Jane, Shelley, Kathi, Pandora, Liz, Tracey and Sandi

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Pensacola Beach Woman's Club toasted BJ Gyoerkoes' birthday
at their April membership luncheon at Hunt Hall. The Woman's
Club will have their annual election of officers and a pot luck
luncheon on May 21 at Hunt Hall.

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Texas Hold 'Em Hot Players Battle For Top Spots

History repeats itself at the
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun poker
tables as top players battle for the
weekly wins Big Todd Lentini
outplayed Eric Weatherford at
Paddy O'Leary's on April 16 and
April 21 to sit in the winner's
circle Eric earned his third run-
ner-up crown on April 19 at
Paddy's when Billie Urquhart
claimed the win Mike Willet fin-
ished in third place
In other action at Paddy's Phil
Tracy took all the chips on April
22 leaving Larry Paz in second
Kristm Larmler kicked it into
gear onApril 23 and cleared offthe
final table before besting Billie
Urquhart in the showdown
Phil Tracy was back at the top
of his game April 26 when he beat
Diamond Donnie Beall in a 25
minute final showdown that ended

with the blinds at $300K and $600K
in 4FUN chips Beall held one hand
of four fours which earned him a $20
Toots Humphrey played her
cards just right to take the wm on
April 28 over Miquel Thompson in
the final Toots took home a Rasta
looking Willett Wall Wolf as her tro-
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
games are played on Monday nights
at the Sandshaker Mike "Hokie"
Holcomb went all the way claiming
the Monday night title April 20
Scott Miller was the runner up On
his way to second place, Miller hit
the rarest of rare hands, a Royal
Flush in spades on the flopi Scott
slow bet the hand and kept a couple
of players in, and then rolled over
the Ace and Jack of Spades to go
with the King, Queen and Ten of
Spades that were on the board Scott

won a brand new 4FUN t-shirt
Diamond Donme Beall claimed
his third wm of the month on April
27 at the Shaker Kim Duell battled
hard with a come from behind
charge, but he tripped up 2s on the
final hand to claim the win

From the Chip Stack joy His poker moniker is Skate Jr
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Independence Weekend Brings Military Heroes To Beach

Flags, Cheering Crowds To Greet Vets

Pensacola Beach residents can
show their support of the military by
waving American flags and cheer-
ing for cyclists as they make their
way across Pensacola Beach, Satur-
day, May 16
Severely wounded American
heroes injured on the battlefields of
Iraq and Afghanistan will be chal-
lenged, honored and cheered during
EscaRosa Independence Weekend
from May 14-17 A series of spe-
cial events including a seminar led
by a panel of wounded veterans, a
bicycle ride, family-fun 5kwalk/run
and a benefit concert by wounded
Marine and rising country music star
Stephen Cochran are a few activi-
ties meant to inspire and salute
wounded veterans
The public is invited to "join
our heroes" and participate in the
Wounded Warrior Bicycle Rally by
registering to ride with vets on a 25-
mile course beginning at Veterans
Memorial Park in downtown
Pensacola The course will wind
along Bayfront Parkway, cross the
Three-mile Bridge and proceed
through Gulf Breeze to the Bob

Sikes Bridge, along Via de Luna
Drive on Pensacola Beach to Park
East, then back to Veterans Memo-
rial Park
Non-riders are encouraged to
attend and cheer for wounded vets
participating in the ride, which be-
gins at 7 am on Saturday, May 16,
or to participate m the Family-Fun
5K Walk/Run, which will begin at 8
am at Veterans Memorial Park
Registration $30 Registration links
are available for all three events
online at EscaRosaIndependence
Weekend com
A post-ride benefit concert by
Stephen Cochran begins at 8 p m
on Saturday, May 16, at the Seville
Quarter entertainment complex
"Rallying the public to support
these woundedwarriors who volun-
teeredto serve andprotect our coun-
try is an extremely emotional and
rewarding effort," said Steven D
Danyluk, Independence Fund
founder "This event will serve sev-
eralpurposes to show vets our grati-
tude, to challenge and assist them in
gaining independence, and to serve
as a role model for communities

across the country so they may do
the same "
For more information, go to
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5 p.m. Gallery Night..A Red, White & Blue Salute: Downtown Pensacola
May 16
7 a.m. Independence Bike Ride: veterans Memorial Park
8 a.m. Independence 5K Family-Fun Walk/Run: Veterans Memorial Park
9:15 a.m. Independence Motorcycle Ride: Veterans Memorial Park
7 p.m. Stephen Cochran Benefit Concert: seille Quarter
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reading' the water

by Saltwater Rick

It's sprmingtime
and the waters are bountiful as all
of God's creatures are doing their
thing and the catch of the day is
Ling The Gulf waters are filled with
anglers trying for the elusive Cobia
or Ling At Gulf Breeze Bait and
Tackle the leaderboards change
daily as bragging rights and big
prizes are up for grabs in the annual
As of April 27, Gary Wells was
in first place in the Cobia Division
with a 57 60 pounder and Derrick
Wall has a 49 20 pound Cobia
claiming second
As for the Pompano, Jason
Martin is in the lead with a 5 27
pound pan full of dinner fit for a king
and James Thean caught himself a
4 69 pounder holding second place
Patsy Thomas is the Lady An-
gler leader with a nice 4 14 pound
Pomp on the boards In the Junior
division Will Cross holds the lead
with a 3 79 pounder

Sheepshead seem to be every-
where around the bridges and, man,
they are a tasty treat Specks and
Redfish are in the mood, go catch
In the last edition, I gave props
to the wrong Andy I should have
given the credit to Andy O'Brien,
who is the mate aboard Capt Mike
Holcomb's boat Hope they continue
to have good luck fishing
Also, I encourage you to sup-
port the Chamber's Military Fishng
Trip by coming out to see what the
military anglers bring dockside on
May 21 at 2 30 pm at the Beach
Marina The Marines, Sailors, Sol-
diers, Airmen and Coastles should
haul in a good catch Show them you
care and stop by to thank them for
their service
Do yourself a favor and Go
Fishm and take your Mom Happy
Mother's Day to my Mom I Love

Two hundred athletes competed in the Pensacola Beach Triathlon, Sunday,
April 26. (Left) Completing the bike leg is Eric Roy who was the first place
finisher. (Right) Portofino developer Andrew Rothfeder races to the finish line.

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Eamon Keleher, center, runs along the bike path on Santa Rosa Island, April
19 during his fundraising trek from McGuire's in Destin to McGuire's in
Pensacola. Accompanying him on his journey are Cherie Epstien, left, and
J.W. Novotny. Keleher completed his run raising $3000 for Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Northwest Florida.

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Marine Science Camp D lhin Cruises
Set For Summer
The University ofWest Florida 50-492-6331
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mer Camp sessions at Pensacola RESERVATIONS
BeachElementary School beginning RES TI
Monday, June 22 and Monday, June
29 from 8 30 am to 3 30 p m Dolphins in the wild
The hands-on camp is open to Enjoy a relaxing cruise
students grades first through sixth & see Dolphins
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Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun Live Music
Texas Hold 'Em Wednesday Tim Spencer 7 to 11
Tues, Wed,Thurs, Sun
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Association Hosts
Star Studded Event
The Escambia Amateur As-
tronomers Association will host an
Evening Under the Stars, Friday,
May 29 and Saturday, May 30 at
the Gulfside Pavilion on
Pensacola Beach at 6 30 p m
Members' telescopes and binocu-
lars will be set up for views of the
Moon, Jupiter and other celestial
objects, clear skies permitting,
For more information about
the Astronomy Club, or for sched-
uling a star gaze at your location,
contact Dewey Barker 850-450-
7767 or visit our website at
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We sell so many, you know they're fresh!

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Live Steel Band
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Alaskan Snow
King Crab
She Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Cakes

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traffic light on Pensacola Beach


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