Island Times Volume VII, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 2, 2011 Its Showtime!Corvettes Show, Chefs Stir, Dancers Delight, Royalty Reigns during September WeekendThe Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce has a recipe for presenting one of the best fest weekends this fall at the Fourth Annual Taste of the Beach, September 17-18 at Casino Beach. The ingredients include Beach chefs presenting their signature dishes, two days of top notch entertainment, and the Miracle Strip Corvette Clubs regional car show. The Taste of the Beach concludes at 4 p.m. daily, but if you are still hungry for fun, Shakerfest can quench your appetite until the wee hours. Dancingly Yours Dance Troupe members (Front row, L to R): Cate Hodges, Patrick Hodges, Lauren Pinkston and Maddie Grace McCurdy share the spotlight with (center photo, L to R) Corvette Show Sponsor Angela Moore, Chamber Board Member Karen Cook, and Shaker Queen Marilyn Hoggatt. The Corvette was provided by Pete Moore Chevrolet which sponsors the car show. Turn to page 2 for more ways to eat, drink and be merry.
PAGE 2 Island Times September 2, 2011 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER email@example.com www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times very merry. The Taste of the Cheese Gather Around Gourmet Food Lovers, Music Lovers, Corvette Lovers This Festival Weekend Is Yours festival hours. The Corvette Saturday Sunday for sale. Quietwater Ampitheater Stage Friday: Tribe Zion, 7pm Saturday: Anderson Dominguez, noon; Cruical Rhyme, 3 p.m.; One Irie, 7 p.m. Sunday: Shane Curl, 2 p.m.; Lesters Reggae Reunion Band, 5 p.m. Bamboo Willie's Stage Friday: One Irie,4 p.m.;Top Celebrity Crew, 9 p.m. Saturday: Pan Vision,noon; Nothing Short of Pure, 5 p.m.; De Lions Of Jah, 10 p.m. Sunday: Vein Melter, Noon; Vibe Irie, 8 p.m. Hey Mon, See You At Jamaican Fest Bikini clad Hooters girls clown around before the Bathtub Races.
Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper September 2, 2011 Our latitude will change your attitude Lunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL! Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY Waterfront Dining Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 WINGS45Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: of Wine Wed: Specials Thurs: Specials Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Mass Sunday 9:45 AM 920 Via de Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Our Lady There comes a time when a peak behind the scenes is in order. That time is now, and I will divide Beach items into three categories Picks, Nixes and Mixes; and, then Ill back away.PICKS -Clean Beach When I am riding around the Beach, I am always impressed with the cleanliness of the area. It has been cleaner and more appealing than I have ever seen it. Considering the hordes of visitors who have partied on the Beach this spring and summer, this inviting look has not come easily. Thank you, Santa Rosa Island Authority. Number One Panhandle Hotel Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Express has received a Trilence. This certificate honors top rated resort amenities as reviewed by travelers on the worlds largest travel site. The staff and I are so pleased to receive this honor, Beverly McCay, General Manager said in her humble way. We strive to offer our guests a memorable experience and to be rated as the number one hotel in the Florida Panhandle is evidence that our hard work is translating to positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The hotels at this location including The Dunes, have been operated by Beverly since preconstruction in 1986, minus a few years due to hurricanes. Way to go, Bev. NIXES Speed Limit Speeders who are breaking the law are determining the extent of landscaping on Via de Luna. Say what? The speed limit is 35 miles per hour, but drivers are exceeding that by at least ten miles per hour. Clocked speed by the average driver going 45 miles per hour. So, unless this scenario changes, we wont get all those palm trees in the median and maintain it is a safety issue. The trees would impair the motorists vision if they are averaging 45 miles per hour. I dont understand this decision at all. Not at all. The Tax Man Cometh Wow, does he ever! Hes sent bills for our land, although there is no law on the books to justify such action. He is merely following Santa Rosa law. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander. Hi, Ganders. In fact, there is much to be said about the illegality of the whole thing. Double taxation? Yes. Higher taxes than those assessed on the Mainland? Yes. Do MIXES -Its Only Money DeLuna Fest offered the SRIA $28,000 less than they paid in percentages last year for the use of Casino Beach and parkmembers agreed to sign the contract, saying the concert brings so much business to the Beach that the offer was acceptable. How Simple? Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties, working in concert, put together information to serve as the basis for a bill to be introduced in Congress. Beach folks decided that if they were going to be called home owners, paying Ad Valorem taxes, with or without lease fees, they would like to have something for their money like owning the land beneath their homes. Jeff Miller has the resolution sent by the two counties but so far, he has not been able to get a Senator to support it so it can go into the Congressional hopper. Why is that? What Visitors Center? Baskerville Donovan enthe Master Plan, said they had researched the habits of visitors, although they did not explain how they had gathered this intimate information. Guests do not come to the beach and they concluded. The Visitors Center, they said, would have to be relocated. Admitting that July is a big month on the Beach, I am looking at last months VIC calls, and had 3569 visitors during the month. That sounds like a big load for a spot that only had two paid employees and otherwise functions with volunteers. If people come here from every state in the country and several foreign countries, where in the world other than the VIC do they get their maps, brochures, directions, hotel reservation ideas, and lots of other miscellaneous items. There are visitors centers in almost every resort area in the world. I am happy they did not say they would abandon it completely. FIXES for the NIXES and MIXESWhat to do? Your best bet is to join the Pensacola Beach Advocates and get active in the organization. Officers of this group are in touch with missioners, Santa Rosa Island Authority members, and many others connected and concerned with the raspy beach problems. If anyone can produce solutions, it will be the PBA. Membership is not only a privilege, its only $30 per family per year and they do not burden you with endless meetings which accomplish nothing. Its a bargain, for sure.
PAGE 4 Island Times September 2, 2011 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia PEOPLE 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com Visit Us at Taste of the Beach Sept 17-18 Casino Beach live music dance in the sand full service bar waterfront dining THE LOCALS KNOW WHERE TO GO front row seats for famous & almost famous musicians Josh Garrett & The Bottom Line Labor Day Weekend Sept 2 & 3 The Sauce Boss Cookin Up a Good Time Sept 17 Make the RIGHT turn on Pensacola Beach Enjoy Pensacola Beachs West End Beach. Away from the Crowds. Close to everything. The Holiday Inn Express is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico and our next door neighbor is a sand dune preserve. Every Room Faces The Gulf with a Private Balcony Complimentary Smart Start Hot Breakfast Buffet Lagoon Style, Zero Entry Pool On The Gulf Gulf Views at our free 24 Hour Fitness Center Complimentary Business Center and WIFI Free Internet 333 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola BeachReservations:Call 1-888-HOLIDAY or 850-932-3536 www.hiexpress.com/pensacolabeach Rated TripAdvisors #1 Hotel Florida Panhandle Lunch Box Labor Day Weekend Lets Party! Sept 4 & 6 ALL STAR Band Labor Day Sept 5If you ever played music in a public place on Pensacola Beach, you can run but you cant hide. Jimmy O Olvany, a bartender at the Hilton Hotel, was quick identifying the musicians in last weeks photo. He emailed, Doug Curle on Bass, Tiger Atkinson on acoustic, and Shawn Curle Tiger when he played at the old worked for Tiger and Flip at the Sun Ray Taco Shop and he saw the Curle Brothers many times. Thanks for the memories, Jimmy O. Enjoy your Island Times tshirt. Nipping at Jimmys heels with the correct answer was Eric Geiger. Good answer, just a bit too late, E. Try again. place with the right reply. Sir Morrie Drees made a wild answer, The Curle Brothers, Shawn and Glen Curle and Mike Pickett. Sorry, too wild, Sir. September was the month the Beach family gathered to heap high praise on those who shunned gainful employment. The annual Beach Bum Awards, considered by most on parallel with the Academy Awards, included a designation for the Beachs Haute Cuisine. One Beach restaurant received this dubious honor multiple times. Be the first to name the restaurant and you can proudly add an Island Times tshirt to your haute couture. Send answers with trivia in the subject line to islandtimes@bellsouth. net. Include your name and phone number. The deadline to answer is September 13. HOT BUT NOT STICKY attendant who lives on the beach, found out her transponder had taken a trip of its own. While her car was parked in the Florida sun, the tape holding little black box that gets you through the toll booth, let loose, allowing the transponder to fall from its windreturning to the island was at the SRIA where she paid to have the transponder re-stuck. LAZY DOGS PARTYPatty Roberts, Marcie DeBardeleben, and Janet Means traveled to Boulder, Colorado to tion Impossible, upon which former Beach resident John Post and place. The premier viewing party was hosted at Surf Burger, where Post once worked. This victory party was hosted at the Lazy Dog in Boulder. As the winners of the ten week adventure race, Post and his team split $150,000 and were awarded new Ford Explorers. Beach resident Jason Cronin, a member of the Country Boys Team, hung in there until week 7. Almost impossible to believe that Pensacola Beach had two expedition. Congrats. DIANES DAYChamber Board member Diane Tyson has a good excuse for being absent at next Tuesdays meeting. Its her birthday. Daughter Daphne Luchsinger has a big party and some special surprises planned. SANDY AGAINJane and Dan McGrath take an annual respite from beach living during the summer months, but that hiatus is over. They returned from Elk Rapids, Michigan last week. Ready to get back in the swing of things. SISTERS RALLYThe Sisters of the Beach take their fun down the road to Mexico Beach every now and then to visit Lynn Cieutat who moved after the storms upended her beach house. Now they are extending their love and condolences to Lynn over the loss of her mother. Sally Calder passed away on her eighty-ninth birthday, August 18. Expedition Impossible winners Team Gypsies and their Beach friends reside on Pensacola Beach.
PAGE 5 Island Times September 2, 2011 Response to the Request for Island Authority sent out to promoter, was answered by only bid was $201,300. As the disYour assessment on loss is He went on to say he had Bon Fire Jam Impresses Board staff. that does not shut down the $320 per year, adult pass $258, and there will be three hundred free passes for disabled military personnel. family pass idea. He did say water fountains repaired, and ants exterminated. point of our tourist area, we I am happy to report that was dominated by the oil spill and there were only two nests tion is still a problem. He told a story about some their rental house and now they If you are a person who next three years. report. We are now ahead of A lot of this is to monitor deputies, why is the person for the extra deputies? Why is next year. Guernsey said the Island Authority would probably end next year. Island Budget Goes To County For Approval
PAGE 6 Island Times September 2, 2011 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Compassionate doctors and nurses on duty 24 hours per day at Gulf Breeze Hospital. EXP ER T CARE P ER SONALIZED S ER VICE Recipient of The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety in hospitals WOW! I cant believe it is Labor Day already and summer is over. Well, technically its not over until September 21. Back in the ancient days of yore, school didnt start until after Labor Day. Now of course, it starts a lot earlier and the kids are havare a child, summer is over when school begins, and summer is never long enough. Some things about school have not changed since I was a youngster. Now my grandkids are in school and that causes me to think a great deal about the education system. There are two questions that need to be asked and answered about every single thing that takes place in our schools. (1)What is this teaching our children? (2)How does this prepare our children for real life? Dodge Ball so who came up with that barbaric game in the have many friends Im guessing. Heres my weakness when it comes to all sports when something is thrown at me or to me, my natural defensive survival instincts kick in and I duck! What does Dodge Ball teach children and how does it prepare you for real life? Showering with no privacy Just as our children are reaching puberty which is one of the they get set up to be bullied by bigger, tougher kids. Are you telling me that no one has ever thought about shower curtains? Maybe that should be added to the incredible list of school supplies. Again, please refer to my two questions listed above Understaffed After School Programs make sure you have adequate supervision so a sneak out, get all the way to her classroom and back without being noticed. And enough supersupposed to be in After School Care, doesnt spend the afternoon riding a school bus before someone notices. to be more diligent in the care, teaching and preparation of our children especially in the earliest school days. They are our most precious resource and they are our entire future. So maybe we should add a third question Do I really want my future to be in the hands of people who were bullied, educated in schools which revolve around sports, forced to expose generally disregarded because of their size, shape, physical abilities? When will we progress enough to reward our children for their brain capacity and set up programs to encourage them to explore all interests? of life and that is the Golden Rule. We were taught that in the quired to attend kindergarten. I truly believe that one should treat others as they would like to be treated. I think it is a powerful life guiding lesson to learn. But for the simple fact that it is based in religion, I think it would still be taught in our schools today. I remember when prayer became outlawed in schools and it became the parents responsibility to teach their children. Many dropped the ball (or dodged it). Somehow I missed it when they outlawed some of the words of the Pledge of Allegiance. I dont know why. My school days always began with these very basic, honorable life guiding lessons kind treatment to all and patriotism. Maybe we could have a program in school for learning values, but they would probably change the Okay, enough changing the world for one day. Its time to cook.Bourbon Glazed T-bone Steaks 4 beef T-bone steaks (1 in. thick) 2 Tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 Tsp. salt 3 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 Tbsp. Tony Chacheres Seasoning Cup Bourbon whiskey 3 Tbsp. water Dash sugar the technique of adding liquid to dissolve the browned bits of socumulate during cooking. Sprinkle steaks on both sides with seasonings. Heat oil in skillet over high heat until hot. Add steaks cooking 4 minutes, turning once. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook an additional 3 4 minutes for medium rare or until of desired doneness. Place steaks on platter, pour off all but 1 Tbsp. of drippings. Stir 30 60 seconds stirring constantly. Whisk in bourbon, water and sugar. Bring to a boil, scraping up browned bits from bottom of skillet. Spoon sauce over steaks. happy Labor Day! See ya in the kitchen Trash doesnt fall from the sky, it falls from human hands, and human hands have the power to change it. The twenty-sixth annual International Coastal Clean Up is Saturday, September 17, from 8 a.m. until noon in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. You, your friends, family and colleagues can make a difference through this remarkable experience of international camaraderie on behalf of the worlds oceans, said Gulf Islands National Seashore Ranger Beckie Mims. Bring water, gloves, hat, sunglasses and sunBeach in Ft. Pickens. The following locations will Gulf Islands National Seashore, Santa Rosa Area Opal Beach. North pavilion (between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach). Fort Pickens Area Langdon Beach (Gulf side.) Entrance Fee waived for volunteers helping with the cleanup. Naval Live Oaks Area (1 mile east of Gulf Breeze) South side pavilion. Working shoulder-to-shoulder, volunteers will not only pick up trash but also record every This gives the cleanup sponsor, Ocean Conservancy, the worlds only item-by-location snapshot of marine debris in an annual report. For more details on the Coastal Clean Up, contact Ranger Beckie Mims, 850-934-2631. For more information about this or other Gulf Islands Seashore programs call 850-934-2600 or go to www.nps.gov/guis.Grab The Litter Others Leave Behind At International Coastal Clean Up
Island TimesPAGE 7 September 2, 2011By Rev. Dr. Tom Garrison Pensacola Beach Community ChurchCross in the Sand A Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 Shipping & Packaging Services Printing & Document Finishing Services Notary Services Packaging & Moving Supplies 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Sunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Gulf Breeze United www.gbumc.org AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna www.thebeachchurch.com850-206-3156 Joe Stukey www.ycpals.com firstname.lastname@example.org HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Pensacola Beach and Gulf Breeze have a wonderful joined ministry shared by 11 local churches, called South Santa Rosa Interfaith Ministries. When Jesus said, I was hungry and you gave me food I was thirsty and you gave me drinkI was naked and you gave me clothing The disciples asked, Lord, when did we see you this way? Then Jesus replied, When you have done these things to the least of these, you have done it to me. This teaching is the foundation for this amazing Interfaith Ministry. It is so uplifting to see Gods people work in unison, to provide for those in need around us. There are so many vital outreaches that happen as our churches work together. Let me just mention a few. In the past 10 years we have assisted over 40,000 low income residents of Santa Rosa County. We have also provided over to those in need. We own a Thrift Store that provides low cost goods for those who chose to shop there. The average annually sales is around $200,000. In 2005, the Good Samaritan Clinic began providing free medical care and free medication to the low-income uninsured residents of Santa Rosa County. It should be noted that we have approximately 25 wonderful doctors and 25 dedicated nurses, all volunteering their precious time to provide this needed care. The state of Florida provides the liability insurance for the medical personnel because there are no paid employees. A few highlights of 2010 are: hours assistance to clients donated There is so much good that is being done as we work together. The Beach lost one of its longtime residents when Pat met Pat knew that they could count on her. They could count on a gracious smile and a hand clasp that would warm the cockles of your heart. Pat always made you feel better. She loved everyone, no matter where they came from or where they were going. Well, maybe not everyone. One time when those imported scalawags were running the leaseholders meeting, they were indulging in their favorite sport, picking on the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Pat and her husband SRIA Board Member Bill, were in attendance. Finally, Pat could not stand it. Mild mannered, gracious, soft spoken Pat stood up and leveled the president. She told them to stop telling lies about her husband. She wanted it stopped. Right then. They were so stunned that they moved to shoot at another target. Pats strength showed in the owning and operation of the Golden Cricket in the Pensacola Historic District. Her shop featured high end clothing, probably one of the few in town. One of her greatest pleasures after retirement was taking long trips with their neighbors and best friends, Andy and Mary Bessone. They visited many historic spots and shared lots of laughter and joy. Pat displayed her loving persona when a stray cat came by her house and moved right in. Soon, all the stray cats on the Beach through their own coconut residence where they could live in luxury in a nice waterfront home. Great food, medical attention, a room of their own, and most important of all, they were showered with Pats special brand of tender loving care. Not bad for a formerly homeless hungry kitten. At one time, they had 14 cats in their home. The cats didnt have a pedigree, but they all had names, In addition to her feline companions, Pat leaves her beyears, Bill, one son Michael and of Pensacola, and granddaughter West Hollywood, CA. A memorial service and reception were held at the Pensacola Beach Community Church on August 22 with the Reverend Donations in Pats name can be made to: Humane Society, 5 North Q Street, Pensacola, 32505; Pensacola Beach Community view Road, Pensacola, 32514; or to a charity of your choice. PAT GRIFFITH 1926-2011 The big hearted members of Pensacola Beachs Krewe of Junkanoo delivered a check to the Good Samaritan Clinic in Gulf Breeze. The krewe hosts several fundraisers throughout the year to support their charitable work. At the presentation are (L to R): Junkanoo Amy Depew, Fred Cornett Clinic Director, and Krewe members Susi and Mike Mardis.
PAGE 8 Island Times September 2, 2011 The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewson LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Steam Clean Free Pickup & Delivery Service www.x-clean.com CLEANERS15 % Off www.MyIslandTimes.com the beachs news available to the world Blue Sky Gift ShoppeBeach Home Decor Pensacola Beach Gift Wrap Sale Items native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives!Locals say our are Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Climate Controlled Secure Access Cameras Semi-Trucks Easy Access Record Storage & Management Centrally located on 2nd Month Free Ask about HURRICANE BOXLiving on the sheltered banks of the Potomac River does not equate to hurricane preparedness in my mind. Then again, I never thought I would experience another earthquake after moving from southern California to southlearned to expect the unexpected and to respect the forecasted. Dont mess with Mother Nature or disregard the Jim Cantore predictions. I can now also spot my local, indigenous neighbors versus my transplant, isnt owning a house on the water such a status symbol neighbors. The other day as I patiently at Bobs Gas and Beer Cave, I watched my next door neighbor heading for home in her full-size SUV. Bobs is my locally owned fuel stop where I can get ice cold beer from a giant refrigerated room, the best cup of coffee ever, ammo, pickled eggs, the latest watermen gossip, and of course, diesel and gasoline. Usually, it is just one customer at a time and Bob. Not so at this visit. I was up huge containers with gas to run their generators. up that tin can? asked one of the gentlemen ahead of me in line. I assumed he was referring to my car and I shook my head yes. Without too much commotion, I maneuvered the Prius up to the pump and within a couple of minutes the handle switched off. Bob, I think wes running low on fuel, my new friend yelled out. No, the gauges is still showing full, replied Bob. Oh sir, my gas tank only holds a little over 10 gallons and I was just topping it off with the big storm a comin our way, I said in my best local accent. What you know about hurricanes, little lady? inquired my new friend with his hands on his hips trying to look intimidating in his thread bare jeans and white t-shirt stained with crab catching stuff. Of course, the bright yellow knee high rubber boots undermined his tough guy persona and did his weather beaten grin. Well, I am originally from New Orleans and I grew up on the Gulf Coast of Florida. I know that no matter how big or small a storm is, it only takes one tree on a power line to make life miserable -thus why I am headed inside to the Beer Cave. I didnt really want to have a discussion about my personal hurricane readiness plan of action. You gotta generator? Hows you gonna keep ya beer cold? Little lady you needs to get ya self a generator. Bob, you aint selling generators yet, are you? Stop messing with the customers! he yells. She knows Im just a joking with her. Sorry, little lady. Now let me help you with that. As my waterman friend carried my two cases of beer to my car for me, I opened the back hatch and I think he realized then that I was very well equipped to handle the unexpected. Little lady, its just going to be a mighty big rain storm. You expectin the end of the world? I just gave him a big Lizard smile and thought about how much I love the locals in Piney Point, Maryland. Its a small town. I memorized his pickup truck and could locate him in an emergency. I know hed help me out, too. As I pulled into my driveway, my neighbor came over all me waiting in line to get gas. She let me know that her SUV was on empty, but she wasnt worried because she didnt plan on leaving her house until Monday. I asked some basic preparedness questions and received the deer -in-the-headlights look or maybe it was the opossum-pretendingto-be-dead-in-the-middle-of-thestreet ploy. No cash. No gas. No non-perishable food. No water. No beer. Are you at least planning on bringing in your yard art? I asked. No, she said. Last time the water only rose to the back door, it didnt reach the front lawn. I dont think anything will It was then I thought to myself, where was my waterman when I needed him? Until next time Sara Mandel was the hottest Texas HoldEm 4444 Fun player during July on Pensacola Beach earning the title of Player of the Month. The following results have been posted during August, with a number of Beach super stars vying for the top spots:Sandshaker Lounge August 1 1. Maureen Toots Humphrey 2. Larry Paz August 8 1. Seth Morris 2. Tommy Grice August 15 1. Mary Kay Wood August 22 1. Ted Gorder 2. Hank MisiakPaddy OLearys Irish Pub August 4 1. Ted Gorder 2. 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PAGE 9 Island Times September 2, 2011 Thank you to my customers, colleagues and friends! My sincere appreciation to those who made my days on Pensacola Beach so enjoyable. Tiki Island is under new ownership and management. Chic DemerauBaskerville Donovan Engineers spoke to a silent crowd at the August 24 Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting to discuss the Master Plan created by EDSA and adopted by the Authority in April. Attendees at the meeting were silent because of a request from the engineers to send comments via email, phone or mail. Later in the committee meetings, the SRIA reactivated its Steering Committee which they had appointed to monitor the progress of the Master Plan, up to a point. The Steering Committee made up of interested parties and concerned citizens precipitated a motion by SRIA Board Chairman Ed Guensey to re-engage the committee. The motion passed and now will go before the Full Board, September 14, for discussion. The engineering report focused on areas of traffic and parking and reported that the toll plaza system needs to be replaced since the capacity is inadequate. The report offered an option to move it north of the island, at a cost of somewhere between $750,000 and $3 million dollars. The greatest priority, according to the engineers, is the core area where they discussed various Master Plan renderings of roundabouts, single lane roads, elevated roadways, better parking and traffic flow. Baskerville Donovan suggested a number of changes in those concepts. Among other items discussed were: North Entry Gateway Soundside Fishing Bridge change parking, signage, add iconic art to announce fishing area. $250,000 Soundside Service Road to connect all the way down the causeway from Grand Marlin to Morgan Park and into parking area. Concept would create striped parking at Morgan Park and eliminate the access to the boat ramp. Service Road continues through Quietwater Beach. Pensacola Beach Blvd. Pedestrian Crosswalkadded mid-block at the Elks Lodge. With a stop light. $1.2 to $2.2 million East Entry Gateway At Gateway Iconic art and landscaping was suggested by EDSA. The theme should be consistent across the beach. There are ways to implement the vision with applied engineering principles. Traffic Calming Devices such as landscaped traffic calming circles at Portofino due to heavy pedestrian traffic. Cost $350,000 each Streetscape Beach To Bay meeting a goal of connectivity, add multiple crosswalks for a beach to bay experience. Need for making better, safer environment for pedestrians. Continue to maintain the theme at each crosswalk. Mid Block Crosswalks An enhanced crosswalk example on Via de Luna was shown with colored pavers plus landscaping, cost $250,000 each. Linear Park Gulf to Sound SRIA property between Avenida 13 and 14 which has the gazebo. This would be enhanced with parking added, cost $350,000. Lighting of crosswalks for night with pedestrian movement activated flashing lights Ft Pickens Road funnel pedestrians to the area where they should cross in a crosswalk with use of landscaping, enhanced crosswalks Park West Terminus of Ft. Pickens Road. Add a roundabout prior to entering Ft Pickens. Keeps cars out of crosswalks and out of the parking lots while they turn around. Landscaped with crosswalk through middle of this round about. The complete presentation is available online www.sria-fla.com and www.MyIslandTimes. com. The public can make comments in the following ways: by calling 850-430-1700 or emailing email@example.com. Comments will be accepted until September 12. Jim Waite, Baskerville Donovan vice-president, said his firm looked forward to working closely with the SRIA and the Committee. The EDSA Conceptual Plan was beautiful, but not as practical as this, said Dave Pavlock, SRIA board member. Money will play an important part. We have two major areas core traffic configuration and moving of the toll facility. I would like to hear about those counties that have guests paying at the exit. We need to spend money with ten to twenty years down the road in our minds.Engineers Present Possibilities For Improvements Pencil This In... Thursday, Sept 8 Board of County Commission Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m., Commission Chambers, Palafox Place. www.myescambia.com Sunday, Sept 11 Fly Your American Flag in memory of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks. Monday, Sept 12 Comments on Pensacola Beach Master Plan due to Baskerville Donovan Relay For Life Meeting, 5 p.m. Landshark Landing Wednesday, Sept 14 Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board Meeting, 5 p.m. www.sria-fla.com Thursday, Sept 22 Bridging The Gap Business After Hours, Bamboo Willies, 5-7. Beach & GB Chambers. www.pensacolabeachchamber.com Tuesday, Sept 27 Pensacola Beach Chamber Members Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Days Inn. www.pensacolabeachchamber.com Tuesday, Oct 4 Joint Meeting SRIA & County Commission, 4:30 p.m. in Commission Chambers, Palafox Place
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PAGE 11 Island Times September 2, 2011uzz..........................B Business The Dream is so AffordableWith prices at or below pre-construction costs, there has never been a better time than now to Own the Lifestyle! 1 8 V I A D E L U N A PortofinoOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PMBeach ClubOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PM 1 0 P O R T O F I N O D R www.resortrealtylife.com lLevin &Rinke Resort Realty, Inc Stop by one of our onsite offices for a tour today! Resort_Realty_6x5 Beach Clulb_Portofino_March 2011.qxd 3/21/2011 10:25 AM Page 1 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL DENISE TAYLOR TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood 850-932-5376 www.realtymarts.com NOW Is The Time To Buy LOW PRICES, LOW RATES, ACT NOW!Affordable Large Lot with owner nancing. Perfect for your new home! Pay Less, Get More on Pensacola Beach. Only $115,000 Price Slashed, Nearly New Gulf front, 2BR/2BA Beautifully Furnished Condo on Pensacola Beach. Now $264,900 Hurry! Beach School second grade teacher Debbie Campanella, center, is surrounded by her new students (L to R): Matthew McCoy, Cyrus Amjad, Haden McBroom, Natalia Dadis-mah and Kaelyn Quinn. Students were preparing to read one of their favorite books about Amelia Bedelia. MORE HAD FUNGlenn Windham, longstanding Captn Fun Runners member, said records were broken at the August 5K Bushwacker Run. Not speed records, but the Beach runners club signed up 1,750 entries. Good in so many ways for our community. The record entry means big dollars for the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Along with local runners, 320 racers were from out of town.The feet on the street equates to cash registers ringing on the Beach. Parents looking for a safe and enriching after school spot should check out the extensive program at the FunPlex in Gulf Breeze. Call 850-932-2297 or ask Rita Finkbone about it. Tuesdays in October are for music lovers according to SRIA Events Coordinator Robbie Lofty. Bands on the Beach, the popular free concert series which is hosted at the Gulfside Pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m., has been extended until October 25. A full schedule is available at www.visitpensacolabeach.com.International Coastal Clean Up Day is September 17, 8 a.m. to noon. Good hearted folks come to pick up after careless types. The pristine sands and beautiful waves are what make this island a destination for tourists and an oasis for those lucky enough to live here. Do your part to keep it that way, every day. your flag. Lets see the Island covered with red, white and blue especially on September 11. Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee will have the American flags posted along island avenues beginning with Labor Day and through September 11, the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Beach innkeepers are ready to make room for you and your guests all year round. Take advantage of reduced rates for winter at the award winning Holiday Inn Express. What a view! Ask Beverly McCay about the Sand Dune Preserve. Where can you see Saints, hear laughter and have food and drink delivered to you at will? It might be Heaven, but it is more likely Sidelines on the Beach. New Orleans Saints games, and every other football team for that matter, on big screens all over the place, friendly staff, good food and cheering is encouraged. Go Team!Double check your preparations, including insurance policies three months of storm season. The experts at Bay Insurance are locals and know how to help. The hit television series about the two fellows who travel tiques and rusty relics, American Pickers, has fans tuned in and turned on to the quirky world of antiques. The beachs most legendary collection resides at Flounders. Best viewed while sipping a martini.
Island Times September 2, 2011 PAGE 12 Happy Hour 12 to 7 PMEVERYDAY 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmLIVE MUSIC Fri-Sat-Sun 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd 850-932-1417 Upstairs from Key Sailing Home of the Who Dat Burger & The TsunamiBurgers Fries ShakesMUG CLUBHang loose in our fun, family Soundfront restaurant. Sandy feet and damp swimsuits welcome! Buy a new 24 oz Surf Burger mug for $20. It comes full of your choice of draft beers with the purchase. Every draft beer after that in the mug is just $1.BreakfastSaturday and Sunday, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Barrels, Double Barrels, Skim Boards. Crushed Coral. Hot Coffee, Spicy Bloody Marys. Yummy!Cool StuffWipe Out Milk Shake Root Beer Floats Full Bar featuring a Cruzan Pain Killer Frozen Drink Souvenir T-Shirts Surf Burger Shot Glassescome see ourICE Tapfor draft beer Hey YawlBy Frank Cooper Sea Turtle Nest Update Seashore ............................24 ............. 14 ....................17 ....................29 (some eggs have started hatching) Nests as of August 22, 2011 Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht ClubMONDAY HAPPY HOUR ALL DAYDales Big DeckHOME OF Geaux Saints Sept 8 at Green Bay, 7:30 pm Sept 18 vs Bears, Noon LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Fri, 2nd: Blenders, 7:30-11:30 Sat, 3rd: Avenida 16, 7:30 11:30 Sun, 4th: Second Hand Soul, 4-8 Mon, 5th: Hushpuppies, 3-7 Thu,8th: Karaoke, 7:30 11:30 Fri, 9th: Avenida 16, 7:30 11:30 Sat,10th: Tomato & Dennis, 7:30-11:30 Sun,11th: Southern Breeze, 4-8 Thu, 15th: Karaoke, 7:30 11:30 Fri, 16th: Avenida 16, 7:30 11:30 Sat, 17th: Blenders, 7:30-11:30 Sun, 18th: Tomato& Dennis, 3 7 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine MarinaYou Are the New Teacher, Arent You? a few years and have some pretty My mother and her sister, Miriam, went to LaGrange College. Daddy called it LaGrange our mother, Darda, for Darling. could say Darda, and that name iam graduated from LaGrange and joined the school system in graduate of a Methodist college, she went to the Methodist church her first Sunday in this little town hit that particular Sunday since the church was part of a circuit preaching at one of the three other that morning she was approached Class the next Sunday. She answered that she had never taught You are the new school teacher She did teach that class the next Sunday, and she taught it for the next 55 years. That is a record of which she was profoundly proud. rural area did not have electric cal man, Hussy Downs, and they advent of tractors on the farms in that part of Georgia. Hussey, Miriam and the everything they needed. The cash crops were cotton and corn and out to the farm, the first thing they on the well. Before that they had to draw water from the well with in the house and got rid of the living. Decatur with my family (where trying to help with some of the cotton to fool with. the most important things in the world. He would feed them every morning, gather the eggs, on Sunday. Cat always had a woman with him in the house where he every meal he had. He ate out on going on to the fields for the rest night for supper. iam had no children and Cat always said that Mister Hussey was going to leave the farm to him. early years of integration in Georgia and the local nursing homes qualify for federal programs. The Cat in order to qualify for these programs. He really was in demand and was treated with great these nursing homes maintaining rest of his life in solid comfort. all the good times they had on the farm. Cat indeed had inherited Kenzie Quinn and Miah Penaloza are new additions to the flock of Pensacola Beach Sandpipers. They are in Tara Turks fourth grade class. Photo by Chloe Kauffman, PBES
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Call 850-438-8152 or 850-206-5777 Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Feel like an Islander every other week Have IT mailed!Personalized Real Estate Services! Sales Rental Consulting James Hlubek 850-380-0014 Real Estate Services Real Estate For Rent Gregory Street Assembly Hall Weddings Receptions Parties. Seating up to 150 850-6078633 Find Us On Facebook WeddingsCalendarSEPT 2-4 Jamaican Fest. www.bamboowillies. com Sept 2-3 Sidewalk Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk. Sept 4 Anything That Floats. Bathtub Races. Bamboo Willies. 2 pm Sept 5 Ride the Trolley For Free Today! 11 11. Last chance! Sept 6 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Dr. Breeze Sept 9-11 Sounds of Summer. Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre. 6-8 pm. Dr. Breeze Sept 11 Krewe of Bananimals Shrimp Boil. Sabine Sandbar. 3 p.m. Memberships available. Sept 13 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Big Muddy Sept 16-18 ShakerFest. www.sandshaker.com Music, games, prizes. Coronation of Shaker Queen. Sunday, 6 p.m. Sept 17-18 Taste of the Beach. www.pensacolabeachchamber.com Sept 17 Corvette Show, Casino Beach, 10-2. Sept 20 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 13th Hour Glass Sept 22 Bridging the Gap, Gulf Breeze and Beach Chamber After Hours event, 5 p.m. Bamboo Willies. 850-932-1500. Sept 28-Oct 2 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, Islandwide. www.pensacolabeachsongfest.com October 1 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. 7 am. Casino Beach.www.sritri.com Oct 1-2 Art and Wine Festival. 11-5. www. PensacolaBeachChamber.com October 8 American Legion Putt Putt. Tiki Island Golf and Games. October 8 Celebration 4444 Education Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Tourney, 2 p.m. The Dock. October 8 Civil War Ceremonies. Ft. Pickens. $8 per car. 1 p.m. October 10 Pensacola Beach Advocates Annual Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Beach Church. Renew or Join at the Meeting. October 13-16 DeLuna Fest. Casino Beach area. www.Delunafest.com October 31 Krewe of Wrecks Meeting and Costume Contest. Sabine Sandbar. 6 p.m. $30 to join. FitnessYour land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Land/Home packages also available. Call Clayton Homes at 850-682-3344. TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS, Qi Chong & More! Saturdays 10:00-11:10 am, CHIPS 24 Hour Health Club; $5/session. Bring a friend. Call BEACH TAI CHI, 380.8830, Email email@example.com. __________________________ Grand Marlin Milers, Mon, 5:45 P.M. Pirate Paddlers, Wed, 6 P.M Capt Fun Runners, Wed, 5:45 P.M. Shaker Pacers, Thursdays, 6 P.M Mere Mortals, Sun, 6:15 AM EmploymentBuilding Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top dential Interview. Noel Faddis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 __________________________ Join a special team of people who make a real difference in the lives of the elderly! We provide non-medical companionship, homemaking and personal care in their homes. 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Island Times PAGE 15 September 2, 2011FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Closed Mondays & Tuesdays Start Your Day The Right Way Breakfast 8 AM TO NOONHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM By Joe Stukey Your Computer PalBytes and Bits Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Sat 10 to 5 FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON By Candace Segar Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaseltonProtect your skin from sun & wind. Call me...How do I set up a Wireless Printer? 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The software will then prompt you to connect the computer to the printer, using the USB cable. That is how the software sets up the wireless connection between your printer and your router. After the installation is completed, the cable can be packed away in case the software has to be installed again in the future. Wireless printers can be used with multiple computers (since the printer is connected through the router). After the printer is set lation on the remaining computers is much simpler because the router already knows where the printer is located. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 206-3156. Who is minding the store? I am wondering why Congress and the President are on vacation. This is an extremely critical time for most U.S. citizens. One recent statistic that was given on the news stated that 25% of American children have food insecurity. Translated this means these kids dont know where their next meal is coming from on a day to day basis. This is an atrocious statistic in this country. It pairs with the poor economy and little job growth. my plan to put every American to work. No one from Congress has responded; not one! Dont worry I will not give up. My conclusion regarding the above information is that we, the American people, need to overhaul Congress. I was looking at my emails, and this one appeared. I do not know the author, but I put the information in quotes and would like to thank whoever wrote this, for a well thought out, well written report that would, in my opinion, make Congress an effective legislative body truly representing the American people. Subject line: CONGRESS, IMPORTANT Congressional Reform Act of 2011 1. Term Limits 12 years max, some possible options are below. (A) Two Six-year Senate terms; (B) Six Two-year House terms; (C) One Six-year Senate term and three Two-Year House terms 2. No Tenure / No Pension Members of Congress receive Congress members (past, present and future) are to participate in Social Security. All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All Security system, and Congress participates with all Americans. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do. 3. Raises Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%. 4. Ordinary Citizens Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people. Members of Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people. 5. Contracts All contracts with past and present members of Congress are void effective 1/1/12. The American people did not make the contract members of Congress enjoy, Congress made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work. If you agree with the above, pass it on. If not, just run for ofThis is an excellent proposal for taking our country back. I would like to see all items implemented. In the meantime, I will keep writing Congress to review my plan to get Americans to work. The time for change is now! If you think you can crow with the roosters, roar with the lions and run with the big dogs, then you qualify to join the Krewe of Bananimals. The annual membership drive kick-off is set for Sunday, September 11, at 3 p.m. at the Krewes den on the deck of the Sabine Sandbar. Krewe Secretary Mary Jo Tibbits will be accepting applications and the dues of $50 per person. The party, which is open to Mardi Gras Krewe Opens Den To Party Animalseveryone who wants to have a good time, will feature a Shrimp Boil. Ten bucks will get you a plate of spicy boiled shrimp with corn and potatoes plus a scrumptious dessert. Money raised from the event goes to sponsor charities in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. This is open to the partying public, said Shelby Smith, krewe publicist. Summers over, lets get the Mardi Gras parties started. Pensacola Race Management Director Steve Fair has created a challenge for Beach in the sand, Saturday, November 5. The race course is along Gulf front beach behind Margaritaville Hotel beginning at 8:30 a.m. The run is followed by a paddleboard race in Little Sabine Bay beginning at 1 p.m. Proceeds of the event will be donated to The Wildlife Sanctuary and Pensacola Humane Society. Entry forms are available by emailing George Defoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.Sand Race Tests Athletes Resolve
PAGE 16 Island Times September 2, 2011 Every Tuesday Free Concert Bands on the Beach Gulfside Pavilion 7-9 pm Every Weekend Free Music Sounds of Summer Quietwater Amphitheatre 6 pm Bathtub Races Sept. 4 Chamber. 932-1500 Taste of the Beach Sept 17-18 PensacolaBeachChamber.com Free Trolley 11 am to 11 pm One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts PARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUB Feel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUN NEW Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction PADDLEBOARD RENTALS 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $45! readin the water by Saltwater Rick and his fishin buddies Island Times columnist Saltwater Rick is handing his pen over to lady angler Terri McKamey this week. If you want to tell Terri your Well, September is finally ish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, the sound. Everyone has been out and the bountiful catches. I dont know about you, but early mornonce you are past the Snapper. There will not be a fall Snapper season this year. Fish and Wildlife reports an overabundance we will be ready next year! just about any structure in Pento Fort Pickens pier. This time take the bait in their mouth for not to hook themselves, only to spit out the bait. This is because Flounder tries to move to a new position. I try to wait even if I of this behavior. Flounder will as the heat eases up. Take a look around where this weekend? Capt. James Reeves proves that the Flounder are starting to show up in the area waterways with this catch on August 19. New Pensacola Beach Elementary School students in Margie Pitts class (L to R): Katie Hamrick, Skyler Williams, Curtis Blackwood and Harrison ODaniel are experiencing what their 18 classmates already know Fifth Grade Rocks! Joy McLaurine and her third grade students welcomed new friends to their class this year. The third grade edge science equipment. Checking out the microscopes are Sandpipers (L to R): Ryan Jenkins, McKaylie Uhl, Bailey Colony, Hanah Buchalter, and Micha Clark. www.MyIslandTimes.com The Beachs News worldwide
Island Times PAGE 17 September 2, 2011 After Sundown FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HHOUSE Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat Platterloaded with shrimp cocktail, BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-peel ems. Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. For beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. on beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS W WE GOT EEM Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed Blue Crabs, have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont forget to try one of our signature drinks like The Crab Trap which come with a souvenir glass to keep! Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel 0700 www.crabswegotem.com MMcCGUIRES IIRISH PUB One of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuires is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed dollar bills coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery Featured on NBCs Today Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Florida Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member. Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com SSIDELINES SSpPORTS BBAR AND RRESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660. NNATIVE CAfFE Open at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners say their goal is to preserve the unique desserts top off expertly prepared meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists displaying whimsical works. Serving breakfast and lunch everyday; 45 Via de SSANDSHAKER LLOUNgGE Tradition since 1973. Its the Home of the Original Bushwacker and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BBAR AND GRILL A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEgGLLEgG PETES Ahoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach treasure. Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com END OF SEASON CLEARANCE50% OFF!WOMEN S SWIM SEPARATESSALES THROUGHOUT THE STORE! www.islandstyleflorida.com At the Light, Next to Flounders in the Island Trader building. 934-3100 Pensacola Beach hotel guests registered for the fall gift card promotion in overwhelming numbers according to Beach Chamber nine days of the program during the August 23 Chamber Board meeting. The program was very popular last year, and our current supply of 2,100 gift cards will registrants were being put on a The gift card promotion, designed to bolster tourism after August 15, allows guests the opportunity to register for up to $300 in American Express gift cards for a three-night stay. Funding for the program came from BP. The increase in reservations for fall follows a successful sumwho shared the good news that lodging numbers in July netted a record setting $19,213,118 in Escambia County. More good news came, as the Board accepted the Membership Committee report from Chairman Karen Cook. mittee is continuing to visit potential members and encourage renewTuscan Grill, Floridas Gulfarium, Complete General Contractors, International Boutique, Pensacola Beach Elementary Development cial Interstate Guide were among the renewals. Events Committee Chairman Beverly Campbell complimented the Taste of the Beach and Art and their hard work. She also encouraged businesses to support the Anything That Floats and Bathtub Chamber. The Shaker is ing contraption to The Chamber monthly membership meeting will be Tuesday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Days Inn Conference terly Business After Hours will be hosted Thursday, September 22 from 5-7 p.m. for the Beach and Gulf Breeze Chambers. For additional information, contact the Chamber at 850-9321500. Record Breaking Summer Mellows Into Full Fall Season For Beach Businesses Fall Chamber Events Taste of the Beach September 17-18 Business After Hours September 22 Membership Meeting September 27 Art and Wine Festival October 1-2 www.pbadvocates.org JOIN TODAY!
Island Times September 2, 2011 PAGE 18 Bar & GrillOpen Daily at 11am 12OZ cut $16 includes a baked potatoTHURSDAY PRIME RIB NIGHT 5:30PM-9PM SUNDAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH 11AM-2PMLIVE MUSIC STARTS AT 11AMbottomless champagne mimosas & bloody marys 35C oysters $10 margarita pitchers 850.934.5999
Island Times PAGE 19 September 2, 2011 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk SouvenirSandshaker Cups & Peliwackers Sandshaker Queen Entry Form Name: _________________________________________________ Phone #: _______________________________________________Queen receives: Glittering Tiara Shaker Necklace from Jewelers Trade 2 DeLuna Fest Weekend Passes Rides in Parades at Christmas & Mardi Gras Invite to Queens DinnerWinner announced PM $3All WeekendShake It Up! Fri-Sun Sept 16-18Drink Specials &Giveaways all weekend long! F PM 1 AM Sat, Sept 17: PM PM PM PM Its the BEST FEST weekend yet! The Mystic Krewe of Nerieds hosted their annual Splash Party, August soldier in the Water Gun Wars, defending himself in the skirmishes that erupted throughout the afternoon. Precariously perched above the dunking booth tank Paradise owner, Fred Simmons, laughs at the wild attempts made to dunk him during the host the annual event to assist with their krewes charitable work. Entry Fee $50 Applications are available at www.pensacolabeachchamber.com or call 850-932-1500
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