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Island Times Volume VII, Number 19 Pensacola Beach, Florida January 10, 2012 Running For The Fun Of It Ready To Race Into 2012 Photo by BDJ

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PAGE 2 Island Times January 10, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times ers should Half Marathon Or Three Miles Racers Ring In New Year At BeachLee Wright, Pensacola Beach Run Volunteer Coordinator Songwriters Sing And Strum At Community Church Fundraiser lows the artist to tell the story Wave Riders Gather To Honor Lost Brothers of the Sea Surfers will gather for the 22nd Annual Surfers Memorial, January 12, at the Sandshaker Lounge. Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Public Meeting 6 p.m. Open House 7 p.m. Meeting

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Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper January 10, 2012 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 Jan 16 Lillos Jan 23 Paddy OLearys Mardi Gras Mardi Gras on the Island EventsJanuary 13 January 20 January 21 January 28 Tickets at the door only. Be sure to visit the Mardi Gras on the Island Founders Bench at Flounders PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com In case you havent heard, the New Year is here. The slate has been wiped clean one more time, so we now resolve to kick all those 2011 bad habits out of our lives. One common resolution we would all make would be to abolish all hurricanes. Just get completely rid of the pesky monsters. Well, so much for resolutions. Who ever keeps them anyway? As for hurricanes, we just have to take our chances. The Island Times editor says this issue will be devoted right, drink little and dont smoke at all. Couch potatoes will be told they will be far better off if they abandon their cozy, warm, comforting, inviting sofas, and start running on windy, sand covered streets. Toss out the beer and pretzels. Tie up the running shoes. Snack on celery, carrots, and spring water. Get sweaty. In my opinion, there are other exercises as good as running, jogging, cycling, swimming or whatever makes you perspire the most. For instance, taking down Christmas decorations constitutes an exercise which is not only physical, but mental as well. Putting all that glittery, joyful stuff in boxes for a whole year depresses me. But you have to toughen up. This is exercise. Of the worst kind. Every move is different from the usual daily tasks. Just take my gold a red and green holly design. Every piece (all twelve place settings) has to be washed by hand. Thats because the dishwasher not only takes the food off, but would also remove the holly design. Tablecloths with a little gravy stain here and a bit of cranberry there, must be washed. Hundreds of ornaments must be wrapped one by one. Candles, Santa Clauses, plants, everything red or green, has to be put away. Here we are getting lots of exercise, the end result of our holiday celebration. So far, I have refrained from considering how much physical ingenuity it takes to store leftovers. Somehow, they all get tucked into the fridge, and a few days later, they get tucked into the garbage disposal. Obviously, you cannot accomplish these chores as you lie on a couch and watch football, so the dismantling has to count as exercise. All of this activity could be depressing, except we have a remedy for everything on the Beach. Mardi Gras. Out come the tions, the meetings, the costume and black tie balls. Turn your attention to purple, green and gold, to kings and queens, and unrestrained frivolity. However, you must be reminded that muscles which have been dormant for years now come into play. Just the single act of throwing bushels of beads Can you imagine living in a place which had no Mardi Gras? Think of how much jogging and yoga you would have to do to keep up with bead throwing and champagne pouring. Think of all the exercises you would have to do to strengthen your neck muscles which become automatically strong as they hold all the beads youre wearing. The editor has assured us we start the year off properly by trekking to the running trail or gym. Maybe, shes right. (I am almost certain she is right.) Nevertheless, I have some fitness formulas of my own. (1) Just remember to dance and sing Christmas carols as you put away your decorations, (2) dont eat leftovers, especially that slice of pecan pie or cheesecake, (3) travel up and down the stairs to store your boxes, (4) sit down on the sofa and watch football as often as necessary to restore mental well-being. Exercises set two: (1) join a Mardi Gras krewe, (2) do everything the krewe captain tells you to do, (3) dont eat leftovers, especially King cake or an unwrapped moon pie. Please keep in mind my own personal philosophy. Everything is relative. This does not refer to aunts, uncles and cousins. Simply translated, Christmas or Mardi Gras, we would all have to run, swim, do yoga, or pilates. We would have to give our sofas to the Waterfront Mission. Follow my simple practices and you will be

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PAGE 4 Island Times January 10, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLEJayne Redmond swept the sand from her beach memories and uncovered the correct identiwhich was a post hurricane photo ber the fire because there was no water at the time because of Full Service Bar Live Musicwww.paradisebar-grill.comSpecial Room RatesReservations 850-932-2319 JANUARY 10 Victor Wainright & The Wild Roots 13-14 Mike Jenks 15 John Hart & Fatty Waters IBC Fundraiser 17,19,20 Biscuit Miller & The MixHeated & Tented Party Area Seafood to snacks Dance in the sand Cozy Inn www.paradisebar-grill.com Its the Blues, baby!21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 LIVE MUSIC Beach Mardi Gras Parade Feb 19 Watch the Playoffs here! Nan Harper OWNER/ASSOCIATEISLAND REALTY 850-293-9321 of Directors Board correct response of Tiffanys, was Tiffanys, the iconic hamIsland Times The Trivia Master is waityour name and phone number Island Times TIFFANYS, 1995 PHOTO BY ROBIN E. TAYLORTIFFANYS, 2012 ISLAND TIMES PHOTO Get IT Island Times are new subscribers from BirAhoy New Members Far Away merry announcements at the end Football Fans One More Time Riders And Drivers Learn Parade Rules

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PAGE 5 Island Times January 10, 2012 Florida sunshine and moderate temperatures turned the soundside beach at Paradise Grill into a zoo on New Years Day. entrants signed up to dip into the chilly water during the Beach Chambers Polar Bear Plunge. Many of the hardy souls were dressed up in wacky Plungewear to add to the already festive atmosphere. This was a great event. Perfect weather and a large turnout of bears and spectators, said Chamber Exec Maureen LaMar. We had more youngsters this year who are now part of the Chambers Polar Bear Cub Club. Each participant was given a ticket for a post plunge drawing. Winners included Erin Maisch, who took home a Paradise t-shirt; and Martin Smith, who won the weekend stay at Paradise Inn. The Cub Club members who took home prizes were Wyatt Beasley, Heather Crawford and Mattie Cochran. Island Times sponsors the annual Plungewear contest. This years judges agonized over the top three choices and finally awarded Marcia Hoven and her friends the top prize. They were dressed in red knit caps adorned with bears and icicles. They carried plungers as they dashed into the water. Runners-up were Connie Edgar dressed as a polar bear ninja, and Lisa Burgess in her penguin get-up. Six-year-old Cooper Dulion was given a special award for his Hulk costume. It was his second year to attend the Plunge. There are two prizes that have not been claimed. The ticket numbers are 526306 and 887595. If you are holding either or both of these tickets, hurry to the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center to claim your prize. The prizes will be available until January 31. If they arent claimed, they will be stored in the Chambers prize closet and awarded at the next event. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerces event calendar includes the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl set for March 17. Covenant Hospice. For more information about the Chamber or events, go to www.PensacolaBeachChamber. com or call 850-932-1500.Bears, Bears, Everywhere Pensacola Beach Chamber New Years Day Event Attracts Record Crowd

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PAGE 6 Island Times January 10, 2012 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. rrrsGr rFrOstrsrMMr Mt 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 native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives!Locals say are the best! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM $ 3 99 10 %BRING IN COUPON TO RECEIVE A WATCH BATTERY FOR ONLY......BRING IN COUPON TO RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL PAID FOR YOUR GOLD SOLD TO US OVER $200What I had planned for New Years weekend and what I actually did instead ended up as complete opposites. I didnt really make any concrete plans for New Years Eve; just considered joining Charlotte Spencer and Melissa Clark at the Sandshaker as we had done for the past several years. Weve always had such great fun! Last year a gentleman approaching the bar accidentally spilled the remainder of his drink down my back. He apologized profusely and I graciously accepted his apology. In the next instant I heard him order a drink for himself and Melissa. Excuse me? I turned to him and said, You spilled your drink on me and youre buying a drink for my friend? Thats not working for me Darlin! With a very red face, he then ordered a drink for me and left as quickly as possible. Sorry dude (and Melissa). We also enjoyed the perfect seats that seemed to be waiting just for us. In fact, the seats were so perfect we sacrather than risk losing our prime spot. years, I stayed home on New Years Eve and New Years Day. My plan for New Years Day was to visit with Paulette Provost and guests. I even had baked goodies to share although I told her not to count on me for dinner. Around 1:30 or 2 p.m. I felt energized enough to get dressed and head to Paulettes. before unexpected guests (with children) were in my living room. (Remember, my grandchildren have been out of school for two weeks.) By the time they left, it was around 4:30 or so, the sun was beginning to set and the meager amount of energy I had was long since gone. Plus, if I be ready to rejoin the Krewe of Wrecks Monday night meetings. Imagine my surprise the next morning when I turned my cell phone on and there were twelve; I repeat, 12 voice mails! I had turned the phone off the night before because Paulette called me about six (yes, 6) times inviting, then begging, pleading, threatening, whining and stalking by phone in an attempt to pry me off my couch and over to hers. As much as I really wanted to go, the exhaustion that had accumulated in the past weeks refused to allow any such physical exertion from my body. I was immobilized. And any energy that I could produce had to be conserved for the up-coming events. Answering the phone was out of the question since I knew Paulette was incapable of accepting no. Likewise trying to explain it to her would be impossible. Over the past week, I had three nights booked up along with the entire day on Saturday! The Mystic Krewe of Nereids attends a Queens Brunch the morning of the King Kake Party. That creates a very long day for us and also explains why we appear to have started playing hours before we arrive for the King Kake. We have; thats why it appears that way. And thats just the beginning of the festivities! Of course, I want to do everything and attend every single event, party and ball. Between the coolerweather (I know Im the only one appreciating that) and the Mardi Gras Season, I do become energized. I so love Mardi Gras, my own special krewe of mermaids, the krewes of my favorite friends and my beloved Krewe of Wrecks. Mardi Gras is like Christmas for grown-ups. The KOW is the Mother Krewe and responsible for Mardi Gras on the Island. They are the krewe from which all others came into existence. Ive always believed that it should be a rule that each Island krewe be required to become a member of the KOW before any other. I dont understand why they dont do it voluntarily, but most of them do not. Maybe they dont understand (unlike the Nereids and Junkanoos) that the $30 membership fee to the KOW helps support the Krewe and all the events they produce. They coordinate and host our Mardi Gras Parade. Maybe they dont understand that you can join the KOW but remain committed to your own krewe. As much as the KOW would like to have your membership and participation, attendance is not required. But your membership fee is still burden associated with Mardi Gras and Parade Day falls upon the KOW. Another reason for loving Mardi Gras is no longer having to cook and bake all the holiday cakes, cookies and huge meals. Of course, I enjoy that during the it by January. Usually during Mardi Gras, I only have to cook one or two meals large enough to feed the entire krewe along with spouses ing our Mermaidens and love slaves). I have a couple of favorites that Im always ready for... after eating all that ham, turkey and chicken. So, lets cookSeafood Chowder 5 Slices Bacon 1 Cup onion, chopped Fresh Mushrooms, sliced 2 Cans Cream of Shrimp Soup, undiluted 2 Cans Cream of Potato Soup, undiluted 2 Cans Cream of Mushroom w/ herbs Soup, undiluted chopped 2# med. Shrimp, peeled 2# Lump Crab (or whole blue crabs) 1# ScallopsCook bacon in a dutch oven, adding onion, celery and mushrooms once bacon is done. Cook until onions are translucent, then drain well. Return to dutch oven and add all soups, including half and half and milk. Combine thoroughly and bring to a boil. Add seafood starting with shrimp and scallops along with green onions. Continue cooking until seafood is done. Serve alone, with your favorite bread or serve over rice or pasta. Serves around twenty people. Pensacola Beachs very own Amberson Family owns Marias Fresh Seafood Market, so please buy your ingredients from them. They also are the PegLegs and Sidelines family. Make it a year to support beach businesses! Enjoy, share and join the Krewe of Wrecks. Happy Mardi Gras! See ya in the kitchen.. The Moon Pie made its debut in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1919 as a hardy snack for coal miners. This year the round chocolate covered cookie concoction is the guest of honor at the Mystic Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, Friday, January 20 beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone in the world is invited to this party. The all-female Krewe of Nereids members are easy to spot. They will be in their black top hats and tails adorned with blinking, twinkling lights. Guests should be ready to catch the Moon Pies that sail periodically through the air. The evenings events inimpromptu auction of an outrageous hat. The krewe uses a portion of the proceeds to support their charitable giving campaign. Dance the night away on Paulette Provost, krewe member. Its Mardi Gras. The party never ends.Nereids Make Their Mark Moon Pies Sail Across Sandshaker Dance Floor

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Island TimesPAGE 7 January 10, 2012 A Glimpse of Heaven A Glimpse of Heaven By Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic Parish www.bankofthesouth.com 136 FORT PICKENS ROADPENSACOLA BEACH 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 LOBBY CLOSED FROM 1-3 PM EACH DAY. DRIVE UP OPEN DURING ALL BANKING HOURS. Bank of the South Island BranchFull Service Banking Close to Home 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 Milton 916-9000 Sunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church www.gbumc.org Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna www.thebeachchurch.com850-206-3156 Joe Stukey in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com Mostly Nuts and BoltsBy Candace Segar Read Island TimesWhat child does not want to have the favor and pride of his parents? I can remember standing at the end of the pool incessantly calling for my mom to watch me as I made a big splash with a canon ball dive. How often we want that encouragement that we have done good for ourselves, to feel accepted by our family, friends, and community. Jesus shared in that same humanity that yearns for the affection of that desire when Christ allows himself to be baptized by John in the Jordan River: "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased." (Mark 7:11) This is interesting because God does not acclaim Christ for any great feat or miracle, but Christ, who is without sin, is being baptized as if he was. This act of humility transforms the waters of baptism, which is no longer just for the forgiveness of sins, but a baptism which gives the gift of the Holy Spirit. Instead of the waters cleansing Christ of sin, Christ bestows upon the waters the Holy Spirit. It is like a chlorine pellet which is not so much dissolved by the pool water, but shocks the pool and cleans it. Those who have been baptized have already received that great gift of the Holy Spirit and have become sons and daughters of our heavenly Father. We live out our baptism by embracing the humility that Christ showed in his own baptism. God our Father seeks no great deed of ours, but the humility to realize all the good we can do is because of God, and therefore, all should be done for the greater glory of God. 2012 is going to be a different year. I wonder about the simplicity of a statement a friend of mine made recently concerning global warming. He is a mechanical engineer and a very thoughtful individual. He said, When we were tribes and living with animals, we created very little in terms of pollution to our planet. But now there are billions of us. We are dumping tons of CO2 through various means onto our planet. Of course, we are contributing to global warming. When you think about it, that makes sense. This leads me to share information from an excellent book I am reading entitled, Re-inventing Fire, by Amory Lovins. He has presented an informative platform: move away from being an oil based society and push toward an alternative energy sources society. Small countries such as Denmark are heading in that direction. It is amazing what Denmark has accomplished, and it did not set back the Danes standard of living. The other thing that struck me about Lovins book was that Marvin Odum who wrote a supportive note in the front section of the book was an executive with Shell Oil. I think people around the world and in all industries are waking up to the fact it cant be business as usual. NASA climatologist James Hansen has stated 2016 may be the year of the tipping point for our planet. This means that the systems that are in place where the natural environmental checks and balances the human cient. The gradual warming will accelerate at a much faster pace. Embracing alternative energy sources would accomplish many goals. In addition to helping our climate, we would no longer be dependent on foreign oil and all that dependence involves. We would be free again. So 2012 may we the year of awakening and doing the right thing. I know that is my New Years resolution. Happy New Year! Beach Church January 19 $20 begins at 6:30 p.m. Open to the Public level National Geographic Bee was held at Gulf Breeze Middle School Friday, December 9, in the schools library. The school winner was Grayson Rine. Rine will be administered a test, given by JoAnn Considine, the schools Bee coordinator and Geography teacher at GBMS. Those results will be sent to Washington D.C. to determine if she will advance to the state level. Pensacola Beach resident Madison Thompson finished in second place for the second year in a row. Thompson is the daughter of United States Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Mark and Dr. Jenny Thompson. Danny Bevil was awarded third place. According to the National Geographic website, each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. The contest is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge. The Florida state competition is March 30. The national competition is May 22-24. MyIslandTimes.com

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PAGE 8 Island Times Beach Krewe News where to be when and what to do when you get there pensacolabeachmardigras.comJanuary 10, 2012 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 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey PinkstonWhat one thing could happen in 2012 that would affect just about everyone on Pensacola Beach? There is reason to expect that the legality of taxing leasehold property as real property will there is hope that the issue will be considered by the Florida laws were changed and leaseholds Florida Legislature passed legislaThis legislation changed the law to stipulate that a 100 year lease of every lease on Pensacola Beach the language in this statute and effectively put an end to ad vaBeach leaseholders were equiFour of the five law suits contesting taxation have resulted in finding the taxing of the concept of equitable ownerwithout an opinion explaining the following question is of great the appellant leaseholders are equitable owners of the leasehold property when they have neither a perpetual lease of the underlying real property nor an option to purchase such property for a varre Beach ruling allowing the taxable value to leased land on attorneys involved in these cases the taxing of land in Santa Rosa able to expect that a ruling would if we will get the attention of the The New Year May Bring A Conclusion To The Tax LitigationBy Lila S. Cox light Tour of Fort Barrancas highlights Pensacola during the for tour reservations and arrive present the history of Pensacola part the Fort Barrancas Visitor the fort will be lighted with The entrance to the fort includes cases to access different fort the evening weather and wear intendent Brown encourages Seashore and attend one of Guests To Tour Fort By Flickering Candlelight Photo Left: Martin Smith won the grand prize weekend in Paradise at the Chambers Polar Bear Plunge New Years Day. Photo right: Erin Maisch took home a Paradise t-shirt from the Polar Bear Plunge prize drawing.

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PAGE 9 Island Times January 10, 2012 GOLD AND SILVER PRICES ARE NOW AT ALL TIME HIGHS!! SILVERWe are paying top prices for anything made of silver STERLING & COIN SILVER WE WILL TEST IT FOR SILVER QUALITY. COINSAMERICAN & FOREIGN GOLD, SILVER PLATINUM, BULLION BARS, COIN COLLECTIONS, CARSON CITY SILVER DOLLARS, MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS, PRE 1964 SILVER COINS ATTENTION! DO NOT CLEAN COINS, YOU MAY RUIN THE VALUE!SCRAP: GOLD SILVER & PLATINUMBROKEN CHAINS, BRACELETS, RINGS, CHARMS, MONOGRAMME JEWELRY, AWARD PINS,BROOCHES, PENDANT MOUNTINGS, PENDANT SETTINGS,DENTAL GOLD: CROWNS, PARTIALS, ELECTRICAL CONTACT POINTS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, FOUNTAIN PENS, INDUSTRIAL GOLD SWEEPS, LABORATORY CRUCIBLESIMPORTANT WE CAN TEST METALS FOR VALUE. check out the photo gallery at www.myislandtimes.com Name:____________________________________________________ Mailing Address:___________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________________________ Email:_____________________________________________________ Resident Business Interest JOIN TODAY! Cornerstone Visiting Angels Services Pensacola Gulf Breeze Mardi Gras Items Gifts Galore!Blue Sky Gift ShoppeShane Halpin of Gulf Breeze has been named a finalist for the Rudy Award. Since 1963, Parade has celebrated Americans passion for football by naming its annual All-America High School Football Team, honoring the best high school players in the country. This year, for the first time, Parade is partnering with Inspireum, an Oregonbased company that develops youth programs, to honor the nations most inspiring football players with The High School Football Rudy Awards. The website, highschoolrudy awards.com noted, First, Halpin adapted to a disorder that affected his motor processing and coordination skills, earning a spot on the team; then he overcame injuries and infection after being pinned beneath a truck. This season he was captain of the offensive line. The Rudy Awards, now in their third year, celebrate outstanding young athletes not because of their statistical performance, but because of their ability to inspire and motivate teammates, classmates and communities. The awards are named for Daniel Rudy Ruettiger, who was immortalized in the 1993 film Rudy, starring Sean Astin. A total of $25,000 in academic scholarships, provided by the Trusted Sports Foundation, will be awarded to those players who bring the most heart to the game, as opposed to the highest stats. A national selection committee chaired by Drew Bledsoe, former New England Patriots star and four-time Pro Bowl quarterback will determine final results. Other members include Troy Aikman, Fox Sports commentator and legendary quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Leigh Anne Tuohy, mother of NFL player Michael Oher and inspirational figure of film The Blind Side, and former New England Patriot and ESPN sportscaster. The Rudy Award winner will receive a $7,500 college academic scholarship, $2,500 to 4 runners-up, $1,500 to the fan favorite, and $1,000 to each of six remaining finalists. They will all be featured in the January 15, 2012 issue of Parade alongside the 2012 Parade All-America High School Football Team. The Rudy Awards finalists were chosen from 50 semifinalists. The winner and runners up will be announced by the Committee this week. Halpin Selected As One Of Americas Most Inspirational Athletes, Rudy Award Finalist

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PAGE 10 Island Times January 10, 2012 Commercial & Residential Appraisal, Consulting & Sales 103 Baybridge Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL 850-934-1797 gdanielgreen.com G. Daniel Green, MAI, SRA State-Cert. Gen. REA #RZ836 Real Estate Broker #BK176669 LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 2/2 $149,900 2/2 $119,900 3/2 $104,900 more listings at denrem.com Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings in Gulf Breeze Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonThe Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner V-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget www.xclean.net Welcome New Customers15 % OffJUST TO TRY US Gulf Breeze: 1143 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, 932-2565 Tiger Point: 3497 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, 916-9437 www.xclean.net WELCOME NEW CUSTOMERS Dry Clean, Laundry, Leather, Households Items Wash & Fold, Shoe Repair, Alterations FREE PICKUP & DELIVERY SERVICES 15% OFF Just To Try Us FREE Pick Up & Delivery Services Dry Clean, Laundry, Leather, Household Items Wash & Fold, Shoe Repair, Alterations Under Contract: 19 Condos Paradise is just a phone call away... 850-932-0067 866-749-3732 www.paradisecoastalrealty.comPensacola Beach Real Estate Sales and Transactions update: SOLD Since Dec 14It's a new year and most of you are well on your way to giving up on your 2012 resolutions. As for me, I have one simple one and that is to purchase some kind of NFL package that will allow me to watch my beloved Saints, live and in color. Now for those of you who actually reside in the greater Who Dat Nation, this must sound like a very strange resolution. But I live in Ravens and Redskins territory, and it can sometimes be a fourth and inches situation as game day nears I scored big when they played on Thursday, Sunday or Monday nights -even when the Saints didn't. That game against the Packers was a huge disappointment on the scoreboard, but the four remaining non-Sunday afternoon games aimed to please. From the privacy of my living room and wearing all of my Saints gear, I proudly watched the Saints stomp the Colts and tame the Lions on Sunday Night Football; and slay the Giants and cage the Falcons on Monday Night Football. The other 11 games required ingenuity. My neighborhood bar, Chiefs, is a Redskin-Zone-Only establishment. Needless to say, it's a locals only watering hole and there is no reason to purchase any type of NFL package. The Saints weren't scheduled to play the Redskins this season. The last time the two teams met was at FedEx Stadium and the Saints won in overtime. I was actually at that game and enjoyed every minute from my $300 obstructed view seat. Six miles from my house is Gridiron Grill. This place is the quintessential sports bar with screen television on every wall -all tuned to the Redskins, the Ravens, and the Packers. Really? I was informed that if I wanted to watch the Saints, I would have to let them know ahead of time and they would make sure it was on at least one of the televisions. Yeah right. I couldn't think of anything more obnoxious than watching Drew Brees pass for 300+ yards while listening to commentary on Rex Grossman, Joe Flacco or Aaron Rodgers. that goes wide right, I had to resort to tuning into my NFL Audio Pass and listening to the games while black and gold lines advanced across my computer screen. Then one Sunday, I was still running errands and the game was about to start. I called home and asked The Kid to get the Saints game on the computer for me. He had watched me load up NFL Audio Pass, so I knew he could do it. However, much to my surprise The Kid had his iPod plugged in and had found the WWL app. From more than 1100 miles away, I was part of the Great Who Dat Nation, listening to all the pre and post game shows, as well as the game itself, in a dialect that neither The Kid nor The Colonel could even begin to understand. If I am like 63 percent of people who don't keep their resolutions, then there will be no NFL package in my house for the 2012-13 season. Now that I think about it, I could reserve a television at Gridiron and take in the iPod and ear phones. According to Garland Robinette and Bobby "The Cajun Cannon" Hebert, you are supposed to turn down the sound on the TV and radio of the New Orleans Saints. Who Dat! New Orleans Saints record breaking quarterback Drew Brees.

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PAGE 11 Island Times January 10, 2012uzz.........................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 By Joe Stukey Bytes and Bits 850-932-2323 Move In Specials Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies 24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage AdvantageQuestion: What is a good 2012 Resolution? Answer: Without a doubt, it is to learn how to back up your computer data. I am referring to your pictures, music, documents, email, and business files. Very few people make copies of their important computer files, but many people pay a price for not doing it. Disk failure is the most common failure of computer equipment. Quite often, once the failure occurs, the data cannot be retrieved from the disk. With todays computers, it may be sufficient to just be a computer user without knowing a lot about how computers work. The exception is knowing how to safely protect your personal files. After a disk failure, it is can be a tedious process to use saved data to restore the computer back to its original condition. Without a good backup, it is extremely difficult or impossible. It is too easy to procrastinate about copying your data and putting it in a safe place. The best solution may be to have it have it happen automatically. That can be done with a web-based system, such as Carbonite, or with software that comes with external disk drives. Carbonite software can be downloaded at www.carbonite.com. The high-capacity external hard disks include backup software which can be configured when you attach the external disk to your computer. For Apple computer users, data from Macs and iPads can be stored on-line in the iCloud. An additional feature of that service is that you can synchronize data with multiple apple devices. Learning how to protect your data will be a positive step forward in 2012. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe Stukey at joe@ycpals.com or 850206-3156.TOP SPOTThe internet gurus on Travel Advisor placed Pensacolas beaches in the Top 15 Destinations on the Rise. If you're looking for some great Florida beaches but aren't necessarily interested in a mega-resort or theme park atmosphere, Pensacola might just be the place for your perfect weekend. Home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, the city offers some of the best Everyone loves Pensacola Beach. Einfach nur unglaublich! (simply just incredible) raved one German visitor.TAXING OFFICIALSProperty Appraiser Chris Jones and Tax Collector Janet Holley are elected constitutional are up for re-election in 2012. If no one opposes a candidate, they do not appear on the ballot are partisan offices and both Jones and Holley are Democrats. Property Appraiser Chris Jones has not been opposed in either a primary or general election since 1996. Tax Collector Janet Holley was last opposed in 2000. According to David Stafford, Supervisor of Elections, the deadline to qualify is noon on June 8, 2012. The same deadline applies for Beach residents who are interested in running for the Santa Rosa Island Authority board seat. CASH IN ON NEW YEARBar owners cash registers were ringing during the New Years Weekend. Restaurants and Beach hotels were full; and there are still American Express gift cards up for grabs, through the end of February. You have to follow the sign up and registration process to be eligible. Check out the program and its rules at http://www.visitpensacola.com/ form/amex-giveaway.A TISKET A TASKETYou could win a big prize basket. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is selling tickets for a chance to win a basket full of gift cards and prizes valued at $2530. Flounders, Crabs, The Grand Marlin, PegLegs, Key Sailing, Portofino, Emerald Coast Fishing, Margaritaville and Hemingways are part of the prize package. Tickets are ten dollars each. Purchase by org/events.asp to get your ticket today.GOOD DEEDSThe Pensacola Beach Optimists celebrated a years worth of successful programs at their holiday party at Santa Rosa Dunes Party Room in December. The programs include: Just Say No Poster Contest, Oratorical Contest, Bike Rodeo, Run for the Roses fundraiser, First Responders Appreciation Day, Pensacola Beach Elementary Teacher and Staff Appreciation Luncheon along with supporting and sponsoring the Junior Optimist Chapter at the Beach School. SALUTE AT THE SHAKERRetired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Dave Glassman has teamed up with Col. Chris Holzworth and Dan Lindemann (A&J Mug Shop, Pensacola) on a national fund raising effort to bring the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower to Veterans Memorial Park, during the Centennial celebration of Marine Aviation in 2012. Please visit: www. HonorOurMarines.org for complete Memorial information. Stay tuned to Island Times for the date of a fundraiser at the Sandshaker.SHIFTING SANDFred Simmonss seawall at his soundfront location at Paradise keeps the winter wind from eroding the beach. Soft white sand to hang around in, held in place by the state-of-the-art seawall, with nice wide steps down to the water. The upscale RV Park construction unearthed discolored sand. That has put the project on hold temporarily while Escambia Countys criteria are met. Crews worked driving piling long hours during the holidays on the Shaggys project site. The future restaurant is located on Pensacola Beach Blvd. at the former Banana Bobs location. The construction project is slated for completion in April.

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Island Times January 10, 2012 PAGE 12 Mardi Gras Photos & Year Round Krewe Coverage PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd 850-932-1417 Upstairs from Key Sailing Home of the Who Dat Burger & The TsunamiBurgers Fries ShakesMUG CLUBYou may be able to see stars on Wednesday Nites! Stay Tuned. 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 $2.50.B&B MondayBURGERS & BEER During game time, buy one SurfBurger, get one FREE. Buy one full price domestic beer, get one FREE. Go Team Surf Burger!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 Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine MarinaJan 10 $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 11 $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 12 Karaoke w/Becky, 7 to 11 pm Jan 13 Karaoke w/Becky, 7 to 11 pm Jan 14 Mike Jencks & Ricky Lee Phelps, 7 to 11 pm Jan 15 Southern Breeze, 7 to 11 pm, $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 16 Happy Hour, All Day, All Nite Jan 17 $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 18 $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 19 Karaoke w/Becky, 7 to 11 pm Jan 20 Karaoke w/Becky, 7 to 11 pm Jan 21 3 Civilized Natives, 7 to 11 pm Jan 22 Mike Jencks and One Hot Mess, 2 to 6, $3 Crown on Down, 7 to close Jan 23 Happy Hour, All Day, All NiteDales Big Deck Lets Dance! Mardi Gras Street Dance Sat, Feb 18 1-5 pm Offshore Sailboat Racing Years ago I had an opportunity to crew in an offshore ocean sailboat race. My son, Steve was already a member of the crew and our friend, Harold Gilreath owned the boat. Harold was a popular sailboat dealer in Atlanta at the time. I was a sub-dealer for Harolds company and sold a few racing and cruising sailboats in the Chattanooga area. A Little History Come to think of it, that association with Gilreath provided Dixie and me the opportunity to buy the sailboat we used to make the cruise from Chattanooga to Pensacola by way of the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi rivers. This was way before the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway was opened, so we had to take the long way down. I believe the total water mileage was about 1900 miles. Our Crew Harold invited me to crew with his group on a St. Pete to Ft. Lauderdale Southern Ocean Racing Conference race. Steve had considerable offshore experience with Harold and on other boats, but the rest of us were pretty green. I was particularly green, since I was seasick the first day out and wasnt much help during that time. There was a former classmate of mine who was assigned the job as Navigator. He was also a bar stool friend at the old Moes and Joes bar in Atlanta. I have to tell you about another bar room friend, Crawford, who got locked in the bar at closing time one Saturday night. If it wasnt for Crawford triggering the burglar alarm I think he would have spent the whole weekend alone, and happy, in the bar. Crawford thought he had died and gone to Heaven locked in with all that beer. Another crew member Buddy was a medical doctor at Emory University Hospital but he had no offshore experience. He was a lake sailor, and friend of the owner, but his skills were to come in handy later. Were Racing The race started in St. Petersburg sailed out of Tampa Bay and under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge. The weather was good and it was just a matter of clearing the bridge, bearing left and sailing just about due south to Rebecca Shoal west of Key West, about 300 miles away. You make the turn to the east at Rebecca Shoal Light and go with the Gulf Stream to Key West and on up to Ft. Lauderdale on the Atlantic side. Staying on Course All the way down Harold would ask Buddy, the navigator who took the radio bearings and plotted the course, to give him our position. Buddy always gave him a quick answer and every body was happy. We were well offshore so you couldnt see anything but water, sky and an occasional boat in the race and maybe some city light glare in the sky at night. In fact we didnt have the slightest idea exactly where we were until we started coming up on the dozens of commercial fishing boats working around what turned out to be Rebecca Shoals. We got in that area after dark and that really helped. We made the turn and headed on up to the east toward Key West. We were feeling pretty smug. As we sailed on, Harold asked Buddy for our exact position. Buddy said he wasnt real sure since that darned Radio Direction Finder hadnt worked since we left St. Pete. Buddy had been doing his navigating purely by dead reckoning and the glare in the sky from city lights over the horizon. Up The Mast I said the weather was all good. The wind was pretty light but there was quite a roll in the swells. During the first night out from St. Pete we had lost a spare spinnaker halyard up the mast. We thought we would need that spare later so Harold told Steve that we would winch him up the mast to retrieve the lost halyard. I will never forget the vocal expression Steve used in answering Harold. (The Editor of this paper wont print that in this family paper.) He was tired and didnt see the need to get that spare down in the middle of these heavy swells. Besides, we had plenty of time to make the turn and get the wind more on the bow and then get the spare halyard down. Buddy said he would go up. He put a safety line around the mast and we proceeded to winch him up on the spare main halyard. As he loosened the safety line to pass around the mast spreaders about 30 feet above the deck, a particularly high swell rolled the boat far over and Buddy lost his grip on the mast. He swung out on the halyard and then back in and struck the end of the spreader. This happened again before we were able to get him down to the deck. Buddy was in a great deal of pain. He said he did not think a lung had been punctured by the spreader end but he did feel that there was a broken rib or two. We decided this didnt warrant calling the Coast Guard since it would have required a very difficult helicopter assist. He lay on the cabin top for some time checking himself and finally got down on a bunk to rest for a few hours. The Finish Line We finished the race all right. We didnt win anything but we didnt sink either, so all wasnt lost. Buddy went to a hospital where he was checked and later dismissed. Sailboat racing is a good, clean sport, and people dont normally get hurt, but it does pay to have your equipment in order and use care when you go chasing spare halyards up the mast. Pensacola Beach has a new teenager. Christy Newkirk, center, celebrated her thirteenth birthday with her mom Susan, left, and her friend Jill Marks. They visited Paradise to watch the antics of the Polar Bear Plungers as part of her non-stop January 1 birthday celebration.

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PAGE 13 Island Times January 10, 2012 Mardi Gras MavenHappy Mardi Gras Monday Night after 8:30 pm 50 games $2 shoe rentals Wednesday Night 25 games A one-of-a-kind bar and restaurant, live music venue. 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And, does anyone have the number to Dancing with the Stars? Parties, galas, formal and costume balls, I am out of step... I need to brush up on my waltz, two step and electric slide. I am pleased to note that the Mardi Gras krewes are amping up the bon in Bon Temps. Lets delve into 2012. Two nights, two parties, two themes, one lounge. Nereids Moonpie Party at the Shaker, January 20. Fashion tip: Wear a hat. Safety tip. Wear a hat. Those gals can really throw. About the time a foil wrapped marshmallow cookie bounces off your noggin, you will have wished you heeded my warning. Fast forward, twenty-four hours. WigWacker Wiggin Out Party at the Shaker, January 21. Fashion tip: wear a wig. Safety tip: have a designated driver. Claim your space on the dance floor and be a show off. Prizes for creative and kooky wigs. Move over Bride of Frankenstein, here comes The Maven. Really, fair readers. If you have not dedicated thirty dollars to the original Pensacola Beach krewe, then do so immediately. Melanie Waite will accept your offering and return a Krewe of Wrecks membership card to you at any of the Monday night meetings. The Krewe has 153 members. The Wrecks meet at Lillos on January 16 and Paddy OLearys on January 23. I do love those Irishmen! They know how to dance and throw a party. Speaking of which talk about luck of the Irish, the Krewe of St. Patricks Double Decker McGuires Bus was blessed during the Twelfth Night Celebration in Pensacola, January 6. New krewe and already catching everyones attention. If you want to get glamorous, and who doesnt, grab a ticket to the ShamrockN-Roll Ball. February 3. Its red carpet formal or Dressed To Kilt! Hosted in Pensacola, but grab a cab and go. Click over to www. islandstyleflorida.com for tickets. Heres a soiree that might fill your dance card this weekend, Krewe of Sevilles Under The Sea Black Tie Ball, January 14, 8 p.m. Dont show up in your costume or Sunday suit black tie formal only. Lektric Mullet is playing so everyone will be swaying together on the dance floor at New World Landing. Tickets are available at the door, $40. God Bless America is the theme for the Krewe of Wrecks Ball, February 11 at the Elks Lodge. Good thing I consider myself a Great American! Tickets are thirty dollars each. Available at the Wrecks meetings. They keep this a secret by getting wild on Dales Big Deck each month, but the Krewe of Bananimals has a more formal side. If you dont believe me, get a ticket to their Mardi Gras Ball. Its set for Saturday, February 11 at Castaways. Im going just to see what Mary Jo Tibbits is wearing this year. Shes a fashionista. Everyone loves a sparkling tiara, but remember if you are not the queen of the hosting krewe, leave your crown at home. Which krewes queen will make the first faux pas? I will be watching. Gulf Coasts Leader In Personality DJ Entertainment, Sound Stage & Lighting ~ now offers ~ VOICE OVER SERVICES ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your batteries should be fully recharged by now, making you more than eager to get back into the swing of things full time. Try to stay focused so that you don't dissipate your energies. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to charge straight ahead into your new responsibilities. But you'll have to paw the ground a little longer, until a surprise complication is worked out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Rival factions are pressuring you to take a stand favoring one side or the other. But this isn't the time to play judge. Bow out as gracefully as possible, without committing yourself to any position. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Reassure a longtime, trusted confidante that you appreciate his or her words of advice. But at this time, you need to act on what you perceive to be your own sense of self-interest. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You need to let your warm Leonine heart fire up that new relationship if you hope to see it move from the "just friends" level to one that will be as romantic as you could hope for. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) There's still time to repair a misunderstanding with an honest explanation and a heartfelt apology. The sooner you do, the sooner you can get on with other matters. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to reexamine your plans and see where you might need to make some significant changes. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Jupiter's influence helps you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider reassessing your financial situation so that you can build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what you've learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong Piscean backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision you're not ready to make. BORN THIS WEEK: You embody a love for traditional values combined with an appreciation of what's new and challenging.Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next week Madame Astra

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PAGE 14 Island Times January 10, 2012 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562.BEAUTIFUL LOT Waterfront Gulf Breeze. Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. Owner will divide. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607 __________________________ Pensacola Beach Condo 2-bedroom, 14th floor unit in Emerald Dolphin. $310,000. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty, 850-377-3145 Pensacola Beach Two bed Two bath condo. MLS listing #398291. Call today for your tour. $165,000. Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850-748-0865 __________________________ Looking for a Beach lot? Now is the time to buy. Prices are low. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty. 850-377-3145 __________________________Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________Pensacola Beach 3 Bedroom/2 Bath waterfront. Lease six month minimum. $2000 per month. 207 Sabine Drive/Villa Sabine. Furnished or unfurnished. Beach Elementary School, Gulf Breeze Middle and High Schools. 850430-9251. __________________________ Pensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online jmevacations.com __________________________ Pensacola Beach. 2BR/2BA. Office. 185 on Sound. A must see! 261 Sabine Drive. $1500/mo + deposit. 850-261-1579. ___________________________ Be part of the fun! Have Island Times delivered to you! Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Real Estate For Rent Calendar Jan 11 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. 1 Via De Luna. Open to the Public. Jan 12 Surfers Memorial. Sandshaker Lounge. Open to the Public. No charge. 6 p.m. Jan 12 BP Funded projects public comment meeting. UWF Conference Center. 6-10 p.m. Open to public. Jan 12 Mardi Gras Parade Rules Meeting. 6 p.m. SRIA Boardroom. All parading krewes welcome. JAN 13 Beach Church Trivia Night. 850932-6628. Jan 14 Pensacola Beach Run. 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Pensacola Runners. Jan 14 Beach Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot. Gb High Gym. Jan 14 Mardi Gras Parade Rules Meeting. SRIA Boardroom, 1 p.m. All Krewes welcome. Jan 16 Conversational Spanish I, Six week course. Anne Boone Johnson, Ph.D. 1 2:15 p.m. $90. 850-932-5093 Jan 16 Understanding World Religions. Classes, Mondays, 6 p.m. Beach Church Jan 16 Relay for Life Meeting. Margaritaville. 5 p.m. Interested parties, volunteers. Jan 19 Bingo Beach Church. Dinner $6, 6 p.m. Games $20, 6:30 p.m. Jan 20 Arbor Day. Escambia County. Plant something. Jan 21 Songwriters at the Beach Church, 7 p.m. Jan 25 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 .m. 1 Via de Luna. Open To The Public. Jan 31 Beach Chamber General Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Days Inn. Guests welcome with reservation. 932-1500. FEBRUARY 2012 Feb 4 Double Bridge Run. Feb 5 Super Bowl XLVI, Indianapolis Feb 8 SRIA Full Board Meeting, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom. Open to the public. Mardi Gras Events are listed on Page 3 of this edition; and at PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com 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. Employment After reading Island Times, weve decided to enter the Beach Babe Contest!Kids and Kritters Parade: Saturday, February 11. 10 a.m. near Sidelines. $5 entry fee. Decorate your wagon, stroller, bring your well behaved pets. Stay tuned for more details. NEW YEARS RESOLUTION: Get better health. Try TAI CHI. Wednesday & Saturday 1011:10am. Free intro with ad. Come to CHIPS Health Club, behind Waffle House, Gulf Breeze. Bring friend. Call/text 380-8830. Island Times Circulation Department is seeking a part time delivery person. For additional details please email, islandtimes@ bellsouth.net with delivery in the subject line. __________________________ Building Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top dential Interview. Noel Faddis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 PetsFour bedroom brick home 2,000 SF. Prestigious and quiet section of Gulf Breeze Proper. Features a formal living room, formal dining room, and a family room with a fireplace. Lush landscaping and a pool in the private backyard. Nan Harper, Island Realty, 850-293-9321

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Island Times PAGE 15 January 10, 2012FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Friday: Castaways, 7 PM Saturday: The Dock, 2 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 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 Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 7 Sat 10 to 5Bring the whole family!FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON Pensacola State College professor Debbie Friedman continues to amaze the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun players with her winning ways. According to Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes, Friedman schooled em at Paddy OLearys, December 29 taking out notoriously skilled players like 2010 Player of the Year Justin Scher. Her win places her in the ranks of the Poker Divas like Billie Urquhart, Tootie Humphrey and Sara Mandel. The tables in Pensacola Beachs historic district were lucky for Sara Mandel, who outlasted John Woodham to earn a win on December 18 at Paddy OLearys. Phil Tracy maneuvered himself into the winners circle at Paddys over Eric Weatherford on December 22. Tex Atkinson claimed all the chips at the Sandshaker on December 26 over the Worlds Greatest Saints Fan Tommy Grice. Pete Falgout rang in the New Year at the Sandshaker with a win over Larry Paz on January 2. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun announced their December awards winners. The poker playing ace pilot and Beach pioneer Tex Atkinson was crowned Decembers Player of the Month. No surprise when the mans he plays, said Uzdevenes. Debbie Friedman and Phil Tracy tied for second place. Ted Gorder has been named the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 2011 Player of the Year. He accumulated 22 wins. Congratulations to Ted, said Uzdevenes. Phil Tracy had 15 wins, Hank Misiak and Sara Mandel earned 11 first place group of players. Games, which are open to the public, are at the following beach locations: Monday, Sandshaker 7 p.m.; Thursday, Paddy's 7 p.m.; Saturday, The Dock 2 p.m. and Sunday, Paddy's 5 p.m. Players must be 21-years-old and have a basic knowledge of poker. For more information, call 850-324-2667.Poker Playing Professor Schools Hold Em GangFor over 20 years the Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary has sponsored a St. Patrick's Day Card Party, which has now turned into Game Day. Get ready for the day of fun, Friday March 16, at the Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church beginning at 10 a.m. Tickets are $20 which includes a day of games and a catered buffet luncheon. All proceeds going to Gulf Breeze Hospital. Event chairman Marie Boykin and Rae Beth Brueske have planned a grand affair. Games are bridge, poker, any and all card games, bunco, and mah jong. As always there will be a silent auction and over 50 door prizes. We want to offer all a chance to help the hospital, said Wendy Brandon, publicity chairman for the event. In the past we have purchased a mammogram machine, a transportation car, televisions and lounge chairs for patient rooms. We would like to make this the biggest Game Day ever to help our hospital. Tickets may be purchased at the Hospital Gift Shop during regular business hours. The Gift Shop phone number is 850-9342183. Deadline to purchase tickets is March 9. For more information contact 2106.Help The Hospital By Playing Around On Game DayAuxiliary Fundraiser March 16 DARLING POKER DIVAS Sara Mandel, left, and Toots Humphrey were among the crowd celebrating the Irish New Year at Paddy OLearys Irish Pub on December 31. At Six OClock Beach Time, the crowd received free champagne, since its midnight in Ireland. The gals, who are regular dealers and players at the Texas Hold Em tables, were dressed for a night on the town. SWEETHEARTS Paddy OLearys co-owners Maureen and Gary Humphrey think New Years Eve is a very romantic celebration. They toasted the New Year and their forty-second wedding anniversary. Heres to love! the crowd at Paddy OLearys ring in the Irish New Year on Pensacola Beach. Pat is a Battalian Chief with the Escambia County Fire Rescue and Beach kids all know his wife Becky for her years of service in the Gulf Breeze Middle The soulful blues rhythms ride gently on the soft soundside breezes blowing through the Paradise Bars open air stage. Its not rock and not reggae, but the beach crowds love it. Fans can get a big dose of the blues at Paradise on Sunday, January 15 when John Hart and Fatty Waters take the stage to raise funds for the International Blues Foundation. The IBF promotes music education, history and keeping the blues alive. They also host a Music Awards ceremony in May in Memphis. The concert is a must see event and your support of this form of music is appreciated, said Renee Mack, Paradise manager. For more information, log on to www.paradisebar-grill.com or call 850-916-5087.Get The Blues For A Good Cause

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Island Times PAGE 17 January 10, 2012 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. Home of the Original Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. First bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Monday from the 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 BBY BBARRY MMcCCLEARY Pigskin Prognostications Our very own guru of the gridiron Barry McCleary sharpened his pencil and shined up his crystal ball to pick the winners of the college bowl games. He noted that these prognostications come to you from the bottom of his heart. According to As of January 5, Barrys prognostications in thirty-one match-ups were correct 20 Bowl Score Barrys GuessDecember 17 Bowl Score Barrys Guess

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Island Times January 10, 2012 PAGE 18 Warm weather, sunny skies Sailors Hang Over, Hang On During New Years Day Regatta First place sailors Charlie Trinque and Joe V at the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta in Santa Rosa Sound. Second place boat, left, Charlie Harp and John McDonald of Pensacola Yacht Club, ahead of USA 6 with Chris Amador and his crew at the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta in Santa Rosa Sound. the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta in Santa Rosa Sound. Michael Rice and David Baudry sailed in the Formula 16 Class at the Hangover but Hang On January 1 Regatta in the Sound. Fort Walton Yacht Clubs Joseph Hello and Shelby Brown at the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta in Santa Rosa Sound. Mike Clark and his crew participated in the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta in Santa Rosa Sound. According to Clark its just a bunch of local sailors who are trying to shake off the New Years Eve partying. The event is hosted by Kirk Newkirk and Key Sailing on Pensacola Beach. Photos by BDJ.l More are available online at www.myislandtimes.com Is it a kayak or a sailboat? Both. The two entries in the Hangover but Hang On New Years Day Regatta raced in Santa Rosa Sound.

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Island Times PAGE 19 January 10, 2012 readin the water By Saltwater Rick One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts 850-932-5520 MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for Customers 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Other Drinks Half Price. with Mike Jencks & 1 Hot Mess, 8 PM 7 PM -Close Half Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Music at 8 PM Beach Mardi Gras Headquarters!JAN 13 @7 JAN 20 @ 7 JAN 7 @ 9 JAN 28 @ 1 We are pleased to be the host location for the Surfers Memorial Half Price Drinks if wearing Surfers Memorial Shirt or Shaker Shirt Beach Mardi Gras Headquarters! Beach Mardi Gras Headquarters! No Cover Yes! Fun! HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wall HATS Mens and Happy New Year It's time to start using the new gear you received for Christmas. The Redfish are cruising the area onshore and off. Justin Scher reports great catches of Bull Reds and a Slot-sized Red or two off the Point! around the Old Pickens Pier and make your way toward the your hands. Trace Lewis is also feeding Sheepshead are sticking should do the trick. Old Man Bob tosses his line on the pads and lets the braided line hang down next to the barnacles. He never misses a day of good eating. It's get'n close to Ling season! Better start checking your if youre boatless. Check the new laws! It's not worth a ticket. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission everything at that one site. Heres a few things they listed online. The FWC Commission approved several management changes at the end of 2011during a Commission meeting affecting how 8 spewaters. These changes include: bag limit increases from one to Northwest regions of the state and a statewide vessel limit of 8 red drum and an off-water transportation limit of 6 red drum per person are established. These include: year-round increased from 5 to 6 fish in Northeast region tended to 5 months in the Southareas of the state and to 6 months in the Northeast allowed 30 days after season closure on board created and commercial harvest of tiger smooth hammerhead sharks is prohibited in state waters startper bag limit increased from 2 to son closure continued through waters. The rules are in place. The yourself and relax. Its time to wet a line. Pensacola Beach is home to an active cycling community. Triathletes train on the island and islanders use their beach cruisers as a great alternative source of transportation. The Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers Committee has endorsed the use of bicycles for the overall good health of the rider and the enviinformation. Often motorists think that the road belongs only to them. According to Florida many cities advancing in multicitizens becoming more health and people not being able to afford other means of transportamore prominent as a source of cant we just share the road? The rules of the road apply to the cyclist as well as the clist must travel in the direction ing to the Florida Bicycle Law a cyclist that isnt moving at the ride in the designated bicycle lane or as close as possible to the right hand curb or edge of ing another vehicle; preparing for a left turn; reasonably necessary to avoid conditions includor surface hazard; a lane is too narrow for a bicycle and another vehicle to travel safely side by side. one will have a safer ride. required to leave at least three feet and a minimum of eight feet for larger vehicles with extending mirrors between the vehicle and the cyclist to keep from clipping the cyclist. If there are on-coming vehicles or limited sight distance slow down and wait a moment before trying to pass. you have cleared the cyclist before moving back over. ducing a hazard for the cyclist. The suction effect can cause cyclists to be sucked into the rear tires of the vehicle. ing to reach a destination and no mode is superior to the next. We should respect one another West Florida Regional Planning fbapubs.html. TRAVEL TIPS

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