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Island Times Volume VII, Number 23 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 6, 2012 Its Go Time! Go Irish on the Island ~ March 12-18The Krewe of St. Patrick will be up to a wee bit oshenanigans during the Go Irish on the Island celebration March 12-18 on Pensacola Beach. The events culminate with the 26th Annual St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl, founded by a famous Pensacola Beach Irishman John Patrick Blake and his faithful leprechauns. Blake passed away, but the Pub Crawl continues in his honor. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce coordinates the event on behalf of the originators. Look for the plaid clad Krewe of St. Patrick royalty and their entourage kicking up their heels during the six days of parties. The leprechauns in the back row are (L to R) Roy Adams and Rick Crane. Peter Jones, Ken Taylor, Lady of the Court Alicia Taylor, Lord of the Court Mario Roberts, Jeff Elbert and Tammy Pascal are standing. Kneeling, front, are Earlene Parker and Tim Pascal. photo by swj/island times


PAGE 2 Island Times March 6, 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 10:00 Sidelines 10:35 Hampton Gilligans Bar 11:05 Hilton Latitudes 11:40 Holiday Inn-Riptides Tiki 12:15 Paddy OLearys 12:50 Paradise Bar & Grill 1:25 Lillos Tuscan Grille 2:00 Crabs We Got EmGo Irish on the Island Saturday, March 17Are you ready to Go Irish Saturday, March 17 Go Irish Events9:30 am Paddy O'Leary's Catholic Mass celebrated by Msgr. Hunt 11:00 am Paddy O'Leary's Live music. Corned Beef, Fried Fish dinners Noon Crabs We Got 'Em Live Music by Britt Searcy till 5 Paddy O'Leary's An Broc Irish Dancers, Music by Ultra Violet 2:00 pm Paradise Bar & Grill Music by John Hart w/ Fatty Waters till 6 3:00 pm Bamboo Willies Live Music Avenida 16 4:30 pm Paddy O'Leary's Re-enactment of Tim Finnegans Wake 5:00 pm Bamboo Willies Green Bikini Contest 6:00 pm Paradise Bar & Grill Live Music by Mike Norris till 10 7:30 pm Sabine Sandbar Live Music by Freeway 98 till 11:30 8:00 pm Sandshaker Post Pub Crawl Party Music by Cabo Rock 9:00 pm Bamboo Willies Live Music Mo Jiles 9:30 pm Paddy O'Leary's Petty Cash 10 pm Flounders Fly By Radio till the wee hoursSt. Paddys Day Pub Crawl Schedule2:35 The Dock 3:05 Flounders 3:40 Castaways 4:15 Hemingways 4:50 Bamboo Willies/Hooters 6:00 SurfBurger 6:35 Sabine Sandbar 7:05 SandshakerMarch 12-18 Schedule at www.PensacolaBeachChamber.comThe Island Goes Irish Kelsey Godwin during a performance with An Broc Irish Dance Troupe. Womans Clubbers Deal A Winning Hand At Annual Fundraiser Supreme Court Considers Beach Ad Valorem Tax Suits


Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters Cooper, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment March 6, 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 The Islander Newspaper March 13, 1987 Did St. Patrick, the patron saint of the Irish, invent good luck charms? It seems that the symbolic Irishman with his clay pipe in his mouth is always surrounded by four leaf clovers that lead to a pot of gold. I can remember searching and searching through patches of three leaf clovers for the elusive four leafer when I was a little girl. I never found one. Im not sure whether that incident clouded my destiny or not. I do know that people put lots of faith in their own personal good luck charms. My children were all competitive swimmers, and they all carried some kind of talisman that they were sure would make them swim fast enough to win medals. Candy had a royal blue rabbits foot. Liz always wore the same funny purple hat. Both of them swam far beyond their potential on certain occasions, but Im not sure the performances could be attributed directly to the foot or the hat. However, Shelley has a story that is a bit different. She carried a small brown piece of fur named Snakey in a blue velvet jewelry for every meet was Snakey. Except once. She was eight-years-old and turning in outstanding races. We took off for Baton Rouge, expecting her to dominate her age group. She forgot Snakey. And, what happened? The judge said by jumping the gun in the very and scraped big bloody patches on both her knees. During the afternoon, a wasp stung her foot, showing no mercy. I can remember the coach sitting on the grass putting tobacco on Shelleys swollen foot. Tears glistened on her sunburned cheeks. I wont ever swim another meet without Snakey, she said. And she didnt. Actually, that was the most miserable luck she ever encountered in a swim meet. If you watch the television screen closely at the next Olympic games, you will probably see some big, big, talented 20-yearold carrying a ragged teddy bear to the high jump, the starting block, the uneven barswhatever. There must be thousands of good luck charms. I once sent away for a brass Buddha for Candy who collects them. I have been swamped with mail trying to sell me everything from my very own personal astrology work-up to tarot cards. All these pitches promise luck in love, wealth and health. Is there anything else anyone could possibly need or want? I dont know if it has anything to do with good luck but some people seem to be more fortunate than others. I really think Liz abandoned her purple hat too soon. Ive considered getting her a couple of crystals. This is the latest good luck rage, popularized by Shirley MacLaine. I really think Liz could use a little help from somewhere. How many people do you know who have suffered a concussion because a window fell out of its frame in a restaurant and bopped them in the head? How many people do you know whose car has been damaged to the tune of two thousand Liz has had every strange disease there is, except Jungle Rot. That may be next if I dont get her a crystal. Or maybe, Ill just change her name to Patsy OReilly and hope the luck of the Irish will rub off on herHappy St. Pats Day! Members of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce were invited to be part of aviation history by supporting the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower fundraising program. Retired Lt. Col. Dave Glassman, USMC, made the presentation to thirtythree Chamber members at their February 28 meeting. The tower, to be located at Pensacola Veterans Park will commemorate the service and sacrifice made by all aviation Marines, as well as celebrate the one-hundredth anniversary of Marine Corps Aviation. Businesses and individuals can buy a $15 commemorative mug, a memorial brick for $100 or have their name added to a bronze plaque for $5,000. A Beach fundraising party is set for the Sandshaker, Saturday, May 12. A nationwide campaign to raise $415,000 is underway, according to Glassman. Make donations at www.honorourmarines.org. Chamber Chairman Shelley Johnson announced that the Board approved a resolution in conjunction with the Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Chambers to oppose the use of tolls to fund the Three Mile Bridge and U.S. 98 replacement project. The resoluTallahassee and Washington, D.C. The Board will also recognize the Krewe of Wrecks with a resolution commending the krewe and recognizing the economic impact that Mardi Gras brings to Pensacola Beach. This award will take place during the March 27 Business After Hours event at Lagunas. The Chambers membership has grown to 130 members with the addition of Circle K and Covenant Hospice according to Membership Chairman Karen Cook Cowen. The Chamber membership penciled in and entered calendar items into electronic devices as the Roundtable announcements were made. Pensacola Beach Advocate President Jim Cox reminded members that there is a Pensacola Beach Master Plan Meeting, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady. The PBAs Recyclemania is set for March 31. Its a recycling of unwanted papers to a shredder and recycling of unwanted household items through a yard sale, said Cox. Should be fun. Meg Peltier updated the members about First Fridays, a networking event on the BoardApril at 5:30 p.m. Chrissy Cook said the Beach Church has twice monthly Bingo games, and art classes beginning on March 13. She reminded businesses that the Pensacola Beach Womans Club would accept donations for their Game and Card party which occurs March 13. The Better Business Bureau is accepting nominations for their Torch Awards for ethical businesses through March 18, Mike Cook announced. Realtors are buoyed by recent sales and have a positive outlook for spring. Karen Cook Cowen and Diane Tyson of Cook Realty said the phones are ringing. Nan Harper of Island Realty shared good news that her associate Jeremy Johnson was tapped as a Rising Star by the Independent News. She added a few positive comments about the Beach business climate. We are all representatives of the Chamber and it is so refreshing to see new members and new businesses arriving on the Beach, said Harper. We have private enterprise investing $10 million in the Beach with the arrival of the new Observation Wheel. Hoteliers are beginning to see booked weekends, and are opening outdoor tiki bars and sandwich shops in preparation for spring break and summer visitors. Marta Ray of Days Inn is predicting a great spring as long as the weather cooperates. She did not make a weather prediction. The Beach Chamber meets at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27 at the Days Inn. Business After Hours is the same day at Lagunas at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested in Chamber membership or a guest pass to the meeting, contact Chamber President Maureen LaMar at 850-32-1500 or penbeach@visitpensacolabeach.com.Marines On A Mission March Into Chamber Meeting


PAGE 4 Island Times March 6, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia PEOPLE Star Gaze March 28 6 to 8 PM Beach School March Birthday Bash TUESday, MAr 13 Partiers born in March Get 1st drink FREE Full Service Bar Live Music21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Bar&Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319 www.paradisebar-grill.com www.paradiseinn-pb.comSeafood to snacks Dance in the sand Cozy Inn Heated & Tented Party AreaThe Music Tues, Mar 6: Tyler Mac, John Hart & Fatty Waters Wed, Mar 7: Josh Garrett & The Bottomline Thu, Mar 8: Josh Garrett & The Bottomline Fri, Mar 9: 30 x 90 Sat, Mar 10: 30 x 90 Sun, Mar 11: Posi Tones Mon, Mar 12: Tim Spencer Tue, Mar 13: Bud Smith Wed, Mar 14: Tyler Mac, J ohn Hart & Fatty Waters Thu, Mar 15: Chillakaya Fri, Mar 16: Chillakaya Sat, Mar 17: Tyler Mac, John Hart & Fatty Waters Sun, Mar 18: Trampled Under Foot Mon, Mar 19: Tim Spencer MARCH 17 St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl 12:50 Stop Enjoy a grand mug o beer & fine fare Special rates for Irishmen Call the Inn 850-932-2319Dance a jig at ParadiseBEELERS DAY OFFOne of Pensacola Beachs favorite restaurant guys, Beeler Gausz, took a rare day off from PegLegs to begin his birthday month celebration. His parents Beeler and Mary Sue Gausz traveled from Orlando for Oyster Fest and birthday cake. And, there are still some surprises awaiting him on his big day, March 16, according to someone very close to him. SURFARI CLUBDanny Bailey brought his family to the Beach Mardi Gras parade, which created a wave of pleasant memories. He was part of the Surfari Club which entered homemade, palm frond laden 1980s. He recalled his granddad Claude Bailey donated the veghosted by the Wrecks Captain Harry Gowens. The good times rolled then and now. BIKER CHICThe modelesque Toni Antal who works for Pandora de Balthazar in her antique European linen and sleep store, has completed her motorcycle riders class. She is will be setting the standard for biker chic as the newest biker chick. She has not yet. Stay tuned. ATTA BOYEscambia County Deputy Mikel Lee caught the attention of a few beach residents for the good job he did in assisting a lost child on Parade Day on the Beach. The child was sick with fear and the deputy calmed him down, cleaned him up and reunited him with his parents. A few Mardi Gras krewe members helped by bringing an armload of stuffed animals for the child. OFF TO TALLYLongtime Beach resident and Nebraska football fan, Millie Canning has moved to Tallahassee to be closer to her family. She already misses the beach and her friends, but loves it when son Mark stops in to see her on his way to play golf. She says shes gone high tech with every electronic thingie known to man. But, she goes low tech every other week, getting her Island Times DOG GONE IT DIANEDiane Tyson has been in charge of cookies for kids and dogs at both of the Beachs Kids and Kritters parades. She will be dubbed Cookie Kween. In her spare time, she been scouting out other dog parades as far away as New Orleans to bring back great ideas for the Beachs newest procession. Two paws up!WHERE DO THEY GOWhat happens to Mardi Gras queens when their reigns end? Some go quietly to the next party, a new tiara to wear, never really being able embrace the life of a commoner again. Former Coma Queen Denise Taylor stepped back into reality. She is the Executive Director of the Florida School of Traditional Midwifery in Gainesville. She had to be back on campus only hours after the carnival season came to an end. ON WISCONSINWith a big grin, Ted Bauer soaked in the warmth of Pensacola Beachs sun. He savored the spicy bowl of red beans served up by the Krewe of Wrecks at their Monday, February 20 luncheon. He was partying like a local, but actually Ted and wife Carolyn are from Neenah, Wisconsin. They call Seahorse condos home when they are on the beach. SHES FORTYMost women dont want to tell their age, but Helicopter Training Squadron 18 turned 40 on March 1. A huge celebration at Whiting Field was attended by some of the top brass. The beachs connections to HT-18 are many. I'm an HT-18 grad. It was such an astonishment that I passed, your mother put it on the front page of The Islander newspaper! USMC Lt. Col. Mark Thompson noted, Although I now command a sister squadron (HT-28), I did earn my wings from HT-18. He added A Beach resident, who is a current HT-18 Instructor and the Senior Marine is Major Dan McDonald. Dave Glassman responded, I earned my Wings with HT-18 and Caveman commanded the squadron from '99-'01. Glassman is currently fundraising for the Marine Memorial Tower to be placed at the Veterans Park in Pensacola. Jim Doc" Knell was in UH1-E and UH-1L. Knell replied, In the old Corps, you went HT-8 for Bell jet ranger; then HT18 for Huey, so all helo guys were in 8 and 18. That stopped in mid 1980s. Knell is always good for a history lesson. No wonder he sends answers to the Island Times trivia in each edition. Happy Birthday HT-18, heres to forty more years of THE NAME GAMEBeach resident Nettie McCulley savored the irony when she wrote this to Island Times publisher Shelley Johnson, Shelly Johnston (I know spelling during Mardi Gras week with her husbands name is Barrett, the same as your grandbaby. Hes a doctor and they call him Bear. Coincidentally, Portofno owner Sandi Johnson was on the Beach, too, visiting from St. Petersburg.A TOAST TO PISCES out candles, February 24. Hes 27. The mermaids of the Krewe of Nereids Monette Hodges, are each serving birthday cake this week. Happy Birthday. The Trivia Master thought he would treat himself to dinner, supping smugly, being served by the very subject of the last trivia question. The Master wanted to know the name of the waiter who toasted the Sisters of the Beach, served the Queens of the Mardi Gras, weathered Erin, Opal, Ivan and a host of others things that have blown across the sands of the island. He has been one of No victory meal would be served to the Master. Up pops the affable Bob Dority, who has a cache of Island Times trivia winners shirts. He simply stated, Stuart Fasion. No frills, no embellishment. An economy of words. And, rightly so. Stuart, a tenured waiter in the place. He has tourists who seek him out as part of their annual vacation and locals who wait to sit at his tables. Not really obscure but the Lady could not turn up this answer, so she joked that it was G. Cole. Cole far as we know, hes never done a gig as a waiter at Flounders. Sir Morrie Drees, the venertable and arguably the best trivia player in the universe, was close, but not quite right. He thought Lewis Irby was the name the Master was looking for. Interesting, but Irby arrived on the scene after Stuart. So Bob will be traveling around the island in his sporty golf cart showing off his new Island Times shirt. If you can answer this question, perhaps you can ride with him. In March of 1987 the Pensacola Beach Leaseholders Association hosted a meeting to extol a victory over the Tax Man and weigh-in on beach redevelopment. Sound familiar? The president of the organization at the time is the same engineer who currently serves aboard the Pensacola Beach Advocates board of directors. If you know whos who among the Beach leadership you could be sporting a new I sland Times t-shirt. Email your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth.net with trivia in the subject line. The deadline to answer is March 13.


PAGE 5 Island Times March 6, 2012 The Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees discussed items which will drive tourism on the Island at their February 22 meetings. An Observation Wheel, free trolleys and a proposed pedicab service will keep islanders moving above and around by land; water-based travel by jet ski and paddle board received committee approval. The Development and Leasing Committee gave approval to Todd Schneider and Al Mers of Expo 60 Venture to move forward with plans to open the Pensacola Beach 360 Observation Wheel at the Soundside Market. The Observation Wheel would be located in the parking area at 5 Via de Luna, along with ticket booths, storage, offices, retail and photo, concession and restroom facilities in portable buildings. This is a 180 foot tall Observation Wheel with 42 climate controlled gondolas, said Todd Schneider, in his presentation. We were awestruck by the beauty here and we want to share that. The business would operate year round, employ about 40 full and part-time. The entire operation can be evacuated off the island in the case of hurricanes. The Committee, which approved the request unanimously, heard from nine speakers including hotelier Julian MacQueen. This is a rare opportunity to bring in an attraction that no one in our market area has, he said. This could take us to a new level and provides a shoulder season attraction. Steve Lillo, who owns a restaurant in the Soundside Market, was in favor of the Observation Wheel. I would be a neighbor to the wheel. I have been on something similar in New Orleans. A great experience, Lillo said. Beach resident and member of the Beach Advocates Beachkeeper committee Terry Preston agreed that the family friendly attraction is exciting but was concerned about the lighting and impact on the turtles nesting on the island. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee assured the Committee that the lighting will be turtle friendly. Harlan Butler, president of Innisfree Hotels, was solidly behind this project. Our beach is the number one reason why people come to Pensacola, he said. If we can enhance this experience by adding this family friendly and environmentally friendly attraction, it will be a success. It just gives me chills thinking about what this could do for our beach. The proposed pedicab service did not get the same warm approval. Pensacola Beach natives Ash Curd and Nicholas Sextons request to operate Gulf Coast Pedicabs will move forward to the Full Board while waiting for Escambia County ofmust travel through a number of legal obstacles that relate to Florida State Bike regulations and use of County right-of-ways. We would operate three pedicabs as a safe, environmentally friendly pedal transportation service, said Curd. The pedicab can be hired for transportation, tours and special nights out, thus making it good for locals and tourists. The Committee approved Pensacola Beach Marinas request to allow Becky Harger of Water Warrior to give paddleboard instruction in Little Sabine Bay. The Administrative Committee approved the DeLuna Fest dates, set for September 21-23. Five Flags Tourism Groups Scott Mitchell will make a full report at the March 14 Full Board meeting. Dottie Ford, SRIA Finance Director, received approval of her report, which showed lease fee collections $30,962 higher for December 2011 than in 2010. For the month of Decemover what we budgeted, Ford stated. And nineteen percent for the year. The Trolley Report given by Director of Developmental Services Paolo Ghio included the schedule and times. Given data for usage from last year, we will have two trolleys run seven days per week from 3 p.m. to midnight beginning on May 24, said Ghio. The trolleys will cut back to weekends-only during the last three weeks. The final day of service is September 3. Lila Cox, who served with the volunteer Trolley Committee group last year, asked the Committee to give the trolleys more attention. She suggested that a meeting, coordinated by the Beach Chamber could review and make further suggestions for marketing and scheduling to enhance the ridership. We could build off of last years success, she commented. It deserves the best we can give it. The budget for Beach trolleys is $225,000. There is no charge to the riders. In other business the Architectural and Environmental Committee approved: Pensacola Beach Marinas request for exterior painting, renovated freestanding sign, and five exterior merchandise posters. Landshark Landings new sign at Margaritaville Twelve jet ski lifts at Portofino In an impromptu Board Members Forum, Chairman Dave Pavlock asked fellow board members to consider a Spirit of the Island Award program which would recognize founders and those who have made a historic impact on the Beach. The program would install memorial benches to honor the accomplishments. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board will meet Wednesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Round And Round We Go Wheels Drive Island Tourism We were awestruck by the beauty here and we want to share that. TODD SCHNEIDER, E EXPO 60 VENt T URE Escambia County will host two public information meetings in early March for the Pensacola Beach Master Plan alternatives. The Santa Rosa Island Authority voted at their February 8 Full Board meeting to recommend that the Master Plan alternative which creates a vehicular overpass be approved by the County. The meeting attracted about one hundred citizens. During the public comment period, only four of 18 speakers spoke in favor of either plan. Board member Vernon Prather in making his motion said, This Board can conceptually approve this plan, but remain an active part of the design review process. I would like the County to fully explore all funding possibilities since I am not in favor of making the toll increase the only option. The motion passed 5 to 1 with Dr. Thomas Campanella opposed. The meetings will begin with a presentation by County staff and the consultant, followed by an open format to allow individuals to ask staff questions on a one-on-one basis. The meeting dates and times are: Wednesday, March 7, at Complex, 3363 West Park Place, Pensacola Thursday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption-Hunt Hall, 920 Via de Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners will consider action on the Pensacola Beach Master Plan at its regular meeting on Thursday, March 15, at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Chambers, 221 Palafox Place. For information, contact Matt Mooneyham, Project Coordinator, at 595-3418, or mrmooneyham@ County To Answer Questions About Beach Master Plan At Two Meetings


PAGE 6 Island Times March 6, 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. 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 $ 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 $200 native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! Ive known enough Coma Kings and Queens that Ive always understood the basic concept. You know, the one where the Royalty slides gently into a coma at midnight on Fat Tuesday (which is the real Mardi Gras Day). Ive even managed to be responsible for a few of them; helping them get safely home. Well this year certainly shone a brand spanking new light on the whole shebang! By the time I get to Fat Mardi Gras Madness Storm that blows through it for more than six weeks every year. Bill and I have learned to make a reasonably wide path through the storm debris of purple, green and gold everything including clothing, feathers, jewelry, shoes, various and plentiful costume pieces, single socks and stockings, hats, gloves (some single ones of course), hair (wigs in all the colors of a rainbow), accessories of many forms and always, the magic fairy dust. Attempting to dress for the Coma Parade is nearly impossible because its either sweating hot, freezing cold and sometimes both in the same evening. Somewhere up there has to be a Mardi Gras God with a passion for socks, stockings and gloves; a deep desire to possess one of everything that comes in pairs leaving me with the other one. I know I have an alarming number of these items, yet where! Of course, Im in a hurry, running late and Paulette Provost is picking me up. God bless her, we have survived many Coma Parades together. Literally praying to the Mardi Gras God, I end up with a mismatched pair of knee-high stockings with a gold skirt. You time Ive ever worn knee-highs with a skirt, I promise you. By this time I was desperate, tired, sweating and willing to wear just about anything. My main goal was to celebrate with my out-going Royal friends King Nasty John Thomas and Queen Denise Taylor while maintaining a pace allowing me to celebrate the new Royal friends King Mark Perano and Queen Becky Shearman. And to participate in the traditional Coma Lighted Hat Parade from the Sandshaker to Sabine SandBar. Paulette and I also had high hopes of stretching the night to include Paradise Bar & Grill for the Shoebox Float Contest. An been shown to the Mystic Krewe of Nereids. The Miss Jane created by Nasty John won First Place in the contest. He deserved it. The Shoebox Float and amazing imagination with which it was made. rived at the Shaker for the beginning of Coma, I was feeling like the Mardi Gras bag lady. For one thing there was not enough make-up in the county to hide the bags beneath my eyes and my attire clearly made a statement. Maybe it was more of a question actually asking, Is that the last clean clothes she had left? The answer of course would be yes. Paulette and I did make it to Paradise. We even managed to be there for the Shoebox Float Contest and congratulated Nasty John. The beautiful Float will now live at Island Times where it can be appreciated daily. Unfortunately, the mistake Paulette and I made was in sitting down at the bar and staying there. We should have stayed on our feet and kept dancin as wed been doing all Season! Instead, sitting still allowed the entire season to catch up with us. Well actually it felt more like a ton of bricks landing on my head. Its great to be where they know your name. Renee Mack worked her magic and we each received a red carpet ride home. What we learned this year was that you dont have to be royalty to enter the realm of coma; and dont ever stop dancin! Keep all your green stuff out cause youre gonna need it for all the fun lined up right here in Paradise! If youre not Irish, you can be. We have all sorts of real Irish folks and traditions that can change anyone to Irish (at least to taste the various Irish dishes served in some of the beach establishments along with some green beer. Why not? I found a new recipe to share for St. Patricks Day. Actually, its only new to me. It is really from old Irish traditional cooking/baking and represents the Shillelagh Sticks once used as weapons. In modern times, they became the more well known walking sticks. Ireland is famous for the expertise and master craftsmanship of these and each one is handmade. Of course, Im more partial to the cooked ones. Either will make Irish eyes smile. I hope youll enjoy this easy and quick recipe. You can buy the corned beef already cooked or bake a 2-3 pound corned beef brisket in the oven the day before. Just place brisket in a baking pan, cover tightly with foil and bake at 375 degrees until fork tender (approximately an hour but check for tenderness every hour). Over cooking can make the corned beef tough. Ok, lets head to the kitchenShillelagh Sticks 2 Cans Crescent RollsRoll out dough and place cup of shredded corned beef on longest edge. Roll up and bake according to instructions on package. You may need to cut the Puff Pastry into shorter strips. You can also use already baked Croissants; just split add corned beef and heat until warm and crispy. Use your imagination. You can also try topping with cheese or cooked cabbage. Enjoy, share and have a safe and Happy St. Patricks Day.. See ya in the kitchen Gulf Front 1 BEDROOM/1.5 BATH, 2 CAR GARAGE, FULLY FURNISHED, $235,000. CALL 850-916-7188 TODAY!


Island TimesPAGE 7 March 6, 2012 March 6, 2012 A Glimpse of Heaven A Glimpse of Heaven By Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic ParishSunday 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.comLetters To The Editor ~~~~~~~~ Recyclemania SATURDAY MAR 31 8 to Noon Casino Beach Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: crafts, consumables, plants, animals or hazardous materials. All items sold must be items allowed by law. Plan Ahead Bring your own table/chairs. Bring cash for change and bags for items. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items: Items not sold must be removed no later than 12:45 p.m. Goodwill will be on site, for your convenience, If we cancel: If we are forced to cancel due to the weather, that decision will be made no later than 9 p.m. on Friday, March 30. We will I will adhere to these rules. I also agree to hold the Pensacola Beach Advocates, its governing board, and the individual members thereof, free and harmless from any loss, damage, liability, cost or expense that may arise during or be caused in any way during my Signature _______________________________ Date ___________ www.pbadvocates.org Parade Thanks Plan Disbelief Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts! Gulf Breeze High School www.gulfbreezearts.org


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PAGE 11 Island Times March 6, 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 TRI THISThe Santa Rosa Island Triathlon, which is set for October 6 on Pensacola Beach, is more than just an internationally famous athletic event. The promoters are strong community and charitable supporters. The last event made donations to Elder Services, Boy Scouts of America and the Red Cross, not to mention the economic impact they create on the Beach. Registration is open for the 2012 event at www.sri-tri.org.SLEEP RIGHTRobin Aboitiz stayed at the Lee House last week and enjoyed the downtown Pensacola vibes at the Luxe Sleep Boutique owned by Beach resident Pandora de her Aboitizs bedroom in Manila.TOP GUNSThe Womens Council of Realtors announced their list of Top Guns. Targeted were Beach Realtors from Levin and Rinke Realty Mark Lee, Walter Pierce and Mary Williams. Linda Taylor Murphy of Keller Williams made the list along with Jeremy Johnson of Island Realty. TALL SHIPTime to visit the Tall Ship Peacemaker is slipping away. According to Kim Kaminski, City of Pensacola, the free ship tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be available March 9-12 only. Its located at Plaza de Luna, downtown. RAINDROP RACES Beach part-timer Marty McMorrow spends part of his days writing about childhood, about experiences that shape our lives, about coming of age. His new book entitled "Raindrop Races" tells the nearly true story of "PJ" and "Moose," two childhood pals who wound up on wildly divergent paths as they came of age in the 1960's. This memoir called "Phoenix to LA," that traced the author's steps from protesting the Vietnam War one next. Both of McMorrow's books are available at the new Mezza De Luna Consignment Studio at 8 South Palafox in Pensacola. Stop by...you might just catch Marty McMorrow penning his next best-seller. BEACH BEATIf it moves you, let it groove you. The music scene on Pensacola Beach is soaring to the top of the charts. Free concerts every Tuesday night beginning April 10. The Bands on the Beach series is hosted by the Santa Rosa Island Authority at the Gulfside Pavilion. Regional shows like Fly By Radio at Flounders on March 17 give you a chance to dance in the sand. Make your soul soar with the bluesy talent at Paradise Josh Garrett March 7-8 and the all female New Orleans band 30x90 March 9-10. No cover. Local bands make the rounds with lead singers like Tim Spencer, Mike Wheeler and John Hart. The Sandshaker and Sabine Sandbar always treat customers to top entertainers. Bonfire Jam is bringing country star Ronnie Dunn on May 12. Tickets are reasonably priced. The best things in life may be free when the SRIA gives Mom a gift of the Pensacola Symphonys Concert May 13. The Five Flags Tourism Group has begun the sale of DeLuna Fest tickets. The three days of concerts will take place September 21-23. BIG SISTERGulf Breezes Courtney Humbaugh started as a volunteer, called a Big, working with a child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Now she has been hired as the Director of Marketing and Development. Their mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, positive relationships that have a direct and lasting impact on the lives of everyone involved. Big Brothers Big Sisters currently serves about 350 children in Northwest Florida.CLAUS RETURNSPensacola Beach resident Dr. Steven Claus has joined the Pensacola medical practice of Dr. Gary Gotthelf at Gulf Coast Medical Arts. Claus is a Board sician. He lives on the Beach with wife Mary and Kona, their dog. And, yes, his name is the same as the jolly old elf who brings the toys.CRAWDADDY TIMEThe masters of the boiling pot are chopping and spicing, ready to turn up the heat on the seasonal Sunday afternoon lies. Stop in and get a pound to peel and pinch. Willies deck has gotten to be a hot spot in the spring on Sunday afternoon. The Louisiana delicacies have an entire weekend festival dedicated to them on Pensacola Beach. Mark Festival, April 20-22. HERES TO HEALTHIf you want to know what a knock to your noggin will do, attend the free concussion seminar at The Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20. Space is limited, and advance reservations can be made by calling 850-9168585. Light refreshments will be served. SPRING FORWARDDaylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 11. Go to brunch on the Beach and celebrate! BEAN TEAM TRIO The Krewe of Wrecks prepares and serves hundreds of hungry revelers at their free Red Beans and Rice luncheon. The hardworking Bean Team members make that happen. Stirring the pot at Casino Beach February 20 are (L to R): Jim Johnston, Tommy Grice and Head Wreck Jeff Goudey.


Island Times March 6, 2012 PAGE 12 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 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina MARCH 6$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 7$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 8Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 9Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 10Tim Morgan & Dennis Gossman 7:30-11:30 11Southern Breeze 3 PM -7 PM $3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 12Happy Hour All Day All Night 13$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 14$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 15Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 16Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 17St. Paddys Pub Crawl, Freeway 98 7 PM -11 18$3 Crown on Down 7pm-12am 19Happy Hour All Day All NightDales Big Deck MAR 17Paddys Day Corned Beef & Cabbage Pub Crawl Stop 6:35 pm 850-932-1417 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key SailingBurgers Fries ShakesWe have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. DOG FRIENDLY DECK! Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! St. Paddys Day March 17 Horse Show Falls and Hair Falls When we were living in North Georgia my family was involved in showing American Saddle bred horses. Now if that does not ring a bell with you let me outline some of the details of this wonderful pastime. Most of the people showing horses board the horses with a trainer. The trainer provides the stalls, feeds the animals and exercises them as well as providing training to the owner or someone in the owners family. The object, of course, is to be able to show the horse in local or sanctioned horse shows. This can be first rate competition. Some of the larger horse shows can draw thousands of spectators and hundreds of owners, trainers and riders. While most of the participants are not paid directly, the high level riders and trainers are paid very well. The horse shows we visited were mostly Friday night shows held on a local high school show ring. Or in some cases it could be held in a temporary location with no grandstand at all. It really didnt make much difference. It was all about being with your horses and with people with a common interest. The prizes were normally just colored ribbons. We were all striving for the Blue. Except for the Equitation events, the horse was judged, not the rider. A good rider could get a lot out of any given horse. In the Equitation events the rider was judged on his ability to show the horse in the prescribed gaits with few, if any, faults. Most Equitation horses were docile and very well trained while in the other classes you wanted a spirited, high stepping animal. I mentioned American Saddle Horse as a breed. I am not going to going into detail here because I will just foul it up and probably make mistakes. Basically, the Three Gaited horse shows at the three natural gaits. They are the walk, the trot and the canter. The three gaited horse shows with a set tail, except in a pleasure class, and with a cropped mane. The three gaited horse cannot have an added tail and the horse is definitely gingered. Ill get back to that term in a minute. The Five Gaited horse shows at a walk, trot and canter and also at two developed gaits, not natural gaits. These developed gates are the Slow Gate and the Rack. The Slow Gait is a slow yet extreme and methodically smooth gait and the Rack is a fast Gait where speed, flair and action is essential. Even though it is the horse that is judged, a good rider of a five gaited horse will have his horse performing the gait called for by the judge and at the same time show his own skill with control and flare. There is a lot of acting or showmanship required of the rider in five gated competition. Now, about the ginger. A five gated horse shows with a full mane and tail. In fact a tail piece is usually tied into the horses natural tail and may sometimes almost drag the ground. It can be a beautiful sight. In the case of the three gaited horse, the horse is encouraged by the judicious application of powdered ginger to that tender area right under the horses tail. Now, that isnt too hard to understand, is it? Over a period of years we owned and showed both three gaited horses and five gaited horses. Our first three gaited horse was a gelding who was right along in years named Sloopey. The popular song Hang on Sloopey was popular then and seemed to be always on the air. He had good action but it usually required a shot of Bute to get the most out of this old boy. Bute is a pain killer which allowed him to show with great action and flair even though he really didnt feel all that good. I wish I could get some Bute sometimes but I think that may be a little illegal today. Our trainer, Bob Hanshaw, was usually pretty well dosed up on Bute during a show. We later had a five gated horse named Big Racket. Big Racket was also pretty old when we got him but really responded to the Bute when he needed a little help. Eventhough my wife Dixie and her mother, who was also named Dixie, rode when they were younger, our daughter Beckie did all the riding later. Beckie was good rider and we were very proud of her. She sat well in the saddle and rode very straight and could control her horse well without showing any extreme moves. Well, there was one extreme move she made one night at a show in Calhoun. Beckie had just started wearing contact lenses and was not real comfortable with them. She also had a hair switch or fall which she worked into her hair when she was showing. She was real proud of this fall, since it was made of her grandmothers hair and was exactly the same color as her own natural hair. Not the same as the colors she wore later in her rock and roll band days. Well, Beckie looked good. She had her fall on. She had her contacts in. She had her brand new riding habit on and Big Racket had his bute fix. They were ready. Beckie was doing a good job in the show ring when for some reason Big Racket got spooked and Beckie was headed over the horses neck for the ground. Without missing a beat she grabbed her fall with one hand and her contacts with the other and still kept her seat on that horse. I dont think the judge even noticed and she came home with another ribbon that night. Life was good. Recycle your gently used household items into cash at the Pensacola Beach Advocates Recyclemania, Saturday, March 31 from 8 until noon at Casino Beach. You can shop or sell, but dont miss this first ever event. Those who wish to sell items may fill out an application, located on page 7 of this edition of Island Times Sellers should bring their own tables and chairs to fit in a ten by ten foot space. You can set up your own mini-yard sale, said Lois Hausmann, event coordinator. Sellers should bring bags and cash for making change. They take home all the money they make. There is no charge for PBA members, and non-members may participate for $20. Gilmore Shredding will be on site for residents to bring up to fifty pounds of paper materials to be destroyed. Sensitive financial records, and old love letters, any kind of paper items will be shredded, said PBA President Jim Cox. When it is time to destroy these things, throwing them away is not good enough. Goodwill trucks will be taking donations at the event. Bring any small items even computers to be hauled away. This service is offered free of charge as a courtesy of the Pensacola Beach Advocates. For more information, go online to www.pbadvocates.org Yard Salers Prepare To Cash In


PAGE 13 Island Times March 6, 2012 Mardi Gras MavenHappy Mardi Gras Gulf Coasts Leader In Personality DJ Entertainment, Sound Stage & Lighting ~ now offers ~ VOICE OVER SERVICES Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next week Madame Astra ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Keep an open mind about a suggestion you see as unworkable. Give it a chance to prove itself one way or another. The results could surprise both supporters and detractors. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) News about an upcoming venture causes you to make some last-minute adjustments in your plans. But the extra work will pay off, as you come to learn more about the potential benefits opening up. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A more positive aspect grows out of your determination to reach your immediate goals. Continue to keep your focus sharp and on target by steering clear of petty quarrels and other pesky problems. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) By acting as a voice of reason, you can avoid adding to an already turbulent situation. You might have to shout over the tumult, but your words ultimately will be heard and heeded. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The possibility of a new acquisition always makes those Leonine eyes light up. But be careful that what you see is what you want. Appearances can often be deceiving. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) No matter how much you might feel that you're in the right, resist saying anything that could reignite a still-unresolved situation. Let the matter drop, and move on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Help with a personal problem comes from an unexpected source. You also find workplace pressures easing. Use this period of calm to restore your spent energies. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might have to share the credit for that project you're working on. But there'll be enough credit to go around, and your efforts will be recognized and rewarded. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Details need to be dealt with before you can move on to another area. Make sure you don't leave any loose ends that could later cause everything to unravel. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) News about a change in the workplace carries with it a challenge you could find difficult to resist. Check it out. It could be what you've been waiting for. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Allowing your artistic nature full expression will help restore your spirits and will put you in the mood to take on that new career challenge. A Libra creates excitement. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Expect to happily plunge right into a hectic social whirl starting at week's end. Your aspects favor new friendships as well as the strengthening of old relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: Like St. Patrick (who was also born this week), your spiritual strength is an inspiration to others. Best Live Music on the Beach Mar 9 Buzzcut, 9 pm Mar 10 Roots of Rebellion, 3 pm Bad Habit, 9 pm Mar 16 Mo Jiles, 9 pm Mar 17 Avenida 16, 3 pm Mo Jiles, 9 pm Mar 18 BaNana Republic 3 pmDO YOU FEEL Lucky ? Mon Dieu! What a fabulous carnival season we had. Its a tad sad to put away the ball gowns and tiaras but theres still a few sparkling tidbits to talk about. The notoriously shy and illusive Naugas appeared briefly at the Kids and Kritters parade, February 11, to hand over a wad of goodwill to the Humane Society. Top Dog Sara McCool accepted $1608 donation from Danah and Gwen Gibson, Nauga Queens. The Wrecks ship was in good hands this year with Jim Hill as Captain, and bubbly Bobbi Cunningham as the First Mate. Mardi Gras veterans Art and Charlyle Parrish served as Ships Officers along with Greg and Kathy Christoff. Deckhands Chris Shearman and Amanda Vetra kept the champagne glasses filled. Only 237 days until the next Krewe of Wrecks meeting. Following the royal Wrecks were dozens of worthy entries. The judges, and I know not who they were, picked the circus clad Warriors for Best Costume. The Best Theme went to Krewe of Brewe. Its a western saloon. The outrageous and beautiful Krewe du YaYas earned the nod for Best Use of Color. The Most Creative was given to the Pirates of the Lost Treasure. They are a swarthy lot, especially Tom Lowery, Jr. This years Grand Marshall was Mike Cook who chose the Mystic Krewe of Nereids as his favorite. This is not the first time that the glam, authenticity of the finned females has grabbed the Grand Marshalls prize. As the final hours of Fat Tuesday slid quietly away, Becky Shearman and Mark Perano donned the capes and crowns of Coma. The Shaker was packed with well-wishers wearing the traditional blinking lighted hats. The previous royal duo flaunted their creativity one more time. Former Queen Denise won the Lighted Hat Contest and Former King John won Paradises Shoe Box Float Contest. Cathy and Brian Johnsons hats were over the top chapeaus, earning runners-up booty. Second place in the Shoe Box Float contest went to Ros Chester. I heard that the muckitymucks at the Beach Chamber are making a special presentation to the Wrecks for making cash registers ring. Used to be one weekend and now its year round. The wild Irishmen of the Krewe of St. Patrick are pressing their pleats. They have to look their best on stage at McGuires Irish Pubs Prediction Run Awards Ceremony, March 10 at 10 a.m. They will be making a donation to their charity, Injured Marines Semper Fi. If you dont belong to this group, you could turn green with envy. I love a man in uniform, especially if it shows his legs! Look for kilts at the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl on the Beach. Slainte. Fiesty Fiesta gals are planning their summer events, most of which are for those who dont mind glistening...sandcastle contests and such. They do host a very civilized gala, the All Krewe Ball, June 6. I do love a summer soiree. Formal and fun with a presentation of each krewes royalty. Rhinestones everywhere! Will the fun ever cease? I hope not.


PAGE 14 Island Times March 6, 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 East Bay Waterfront home 2,485 sq.ft. with 102 feet on the bay. MLS listing # 402379 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 __________________________ PENSACOLA BEACH CONDO with numerous upgrades and private parking. Gulf view (southwest), nicely furnished. Built-in patio grill, 1325 SF, Ready to live in or rent. $375K. 228-875-3676 or 228-324-9638. __________________________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 Visit online jmevacations.com __________________________ 261 Sabine Drive. $1500/mo + deposit. 850-261-1579. ___________________________ Be in the know! 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 CalendarMarch 8 Master Plan Public Input Meeting. Our Lady of the Assumption. Hosted by Escambia County. 5:30 p.m. Public Encouraged to attend. March 9 Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary Game Day. 10 a.m. Gulf Breeze Presbyterian Church. Tickets $20 Gulf Breeze Hospital Gift Shop, or 932-7619 or 748-0006. March 10 Hike Florida Trail Association. Meets at Fort Pickens Gate Park, 9:30 a.m. March 10 McGuires Prediction Run. www. mcguiresirishpub.com March 11 Daylights Savings Time begins March 12 Go Irish on the Island. www.pensacolabeachchamber.com March 14 SRIA Full Board Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the Public. March 15 Game Day and Card Party, 10 a.m. Our Lady Hunt Hall. Pensacola Beach Womans Club. March 15 Board of County Commissioners, Master Plan discussion. 5:30 p.m. March 17 St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl, 10 a.m. www.PensacolaBeachChamber.com March 22 Tour de Fort, Ft Pickens. 10 a.m. Bicycles. March 27 Beach Chamber member meeting, 8:30 a.m. Days Inn. Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Lagunas. Guest passes, 932-1500. March 27 PB Optimist Club Oratorical Finals. 6 p.m. March 28 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. March 28 Beach School Star Gaze. 6 -8 p.m. Dinner and Escambia Astronomers Club. March 31 Recyclemania, 8 to Noon. Casino Beach.www.pbadvocates.org Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge Sid Hite 932-1739April 8 Easter Sunday 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. Pssst . . if you want to be a wise guy about beach stu read Island Times PetsFour bedroom brick home 2,000 SF. Gulf Breeze Proper. Features a formal living room,dining room, er, Island Realty, 850-293-9321 Tai Chi for your wellness, stress relief, immunities; odist, 75 Fairpoint, Gulf Breeze. am, free 1st class, then $5 at Gulf Breeze. Bring a friend. star8830@yahoo.com. Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. www.humanesocietyofpensacola.org Vacation Rental Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Gulf view October. www.vrbo.com/95159 Mention VRBO 95159 for Discount Seeking Annual RentalMature Business Professional & wife seek Beach Home for annual rental. Excellent credit and referrals. 850 384-5632 or 994-7596. Bless those minding cattle, And those minding sheep,


Island Times PAGE 15 March 6, 2012FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 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 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 Advantage 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare EscentualsFULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaselton indulge in the sweet simplicity, full of botanical goodness... Mary Kay Botanical Effects Skin Care skin care make up body sunscreen fragrancenew!The Gulf Coast Chapter of Romance Writers of Americas 2012 Silken Sands Writers Conference is set for March 16-18, at the Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach. Barbara Vey of Publishers Weekly is the kickoff speaker. The keynote speaker is historical author Beverley Kendall. Fans will get a chance to meet their favorite authors at the Silken Sands Author Booksigning. It is open to the public at no charge, Saturday, March 17 from 3:30 until 5 p.m. Authors scheduled to participate include the Beachs own Dianna Love Snell, whose bestselling works include Phantom in the Dark, Blood Trinity, Alterant and Dead After Dark written with Sherrilyn Kenyon. Loves website, www.authordiannalove.com, classifies her works into urban fantasy and thrillers. Rita Van Fleet, author and publicity chairman for the Conference said, We are looking forward to being back on Pensacola Beach. I hope this is an opportunity for the residents to meet some of their favorite authors. Also scheduled to appear at the booksigning are: Cynthia Eden, Barbara Vey, Randi Alexander, Danica Avet, Janet Jillian Chantal, Manda Collins, Casey Crow, Lucienne Diver, Fran Fisher, Sayde Grace, Cara Lynn James, Debbie Kaufman, Rashda Khan, Jeffe Kennedy, Runere McLain, Fran McNabb, Joyce Pensacola Beach resident and New York Times bestselling author Dianna Love Snell will be at the Authors Booksigning event March 17. Her latest Love Is Murder will be available May 29. Moore, Katie Reus, Loretta Rogers, Kelly Stone, and Carla Swafford. Current writers and those wishing to break into the world of romance writing can still sign up for the three day event. The conference will offer participants educational, craft, and networking opportunities, including editor/agent pitch appointments, an editor and agent panel, workshops and a costume ball. Workshops will focus on three main areas: craft, research, and industry topics. You can actually pitch your idea to agents on site, commented Van Fleet. Editors and agents scheduled to attend include: Amanda Bergeron, Associate Editor at Harper Collins/Avon; Angela James, Executive Editor for Carina Press; Holly Blanck, Associate Editor at St. Martins Press; Grace Bradley, Editor at Elloras Cave; Lucienne Diver, Literary Agent at The Knight Agency; Jenny Bent, Literary Agent at The Bent Agency; and Sandy Sullivan, Executive Editor, Secret Cravings Publishing. Registration is $170 for the three-day conference. Friday-only registration is $50 and includes workshops and editor/agent panels. Saturday-only registration is $70 and includes workshops. Pitch appointments are available. For more information, see http://www.gccrwa. com/silkensands/registration/. Romance Writers Bring Conference To IslandMeet New York Times Bestselling Author and Beach Resident Dianna LoveBoot Scoot Boogie Over To Get Your Concert Tickets sacola Beach Concert featuring country music star Ronnie Dunn go on sale Thursday, March 8 at cert is set for Saturday, May 12 at Casino Beach. General admission tickets will be $37.50; reserved premium tickets $50, and special, limited edition Jam Box tickets, including a table for eight, access to a VIP hospitality area, and four reserved parking spaces are $1,500. There are a limited number of tickets in every category. We are making sure we have tickets that are within the reach of every fan who wants to director of operations. Only 12 Jam Box tickets, which include access to the VIP/ Hospitality area, are available. Anyone interested in purchasing a Jam Box ticket should contact Moulder at 850-292-3792. There are 600 reserved parking spaces are available at $20 each. Free parking will be availbases at Casino Beach. 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Island Times PAGE 17 March 6, 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.comPensacola Beach Community Church Deacons have started a letter writing campaign for church members and beach residents to write to those serving in the military. They are requesting that letters be sent to these military personnel who are members of the church or are part of the church family. Please take a few moments to send a letter to one or more of our military friends listed below. S hip 11 Div 061 3 505 Sailor Drive C OMKAF HQ A PO-AE 09355 9 4-DFIP A PO AE 09354 If you have a friend or relative who is serving in the military, their address can be added to the list. Please send the information to Gordon Paulus at GordonPaulus@hotmail. com. Pensacola Beach Community Church is located at the cor18. More information about the church programs is available at www.thebeachchurch.com.Beach Church Deacons Sponsor Military Letter Writing Campaign W eE LCO meME TO TH eE B eaEA CH Mandy Alfrey is the newest member of the Santa Rosa Island Authority administrative team. She is a graduate of Florida State University and resides in Gulf Breeze. HH e r title is Administrative Assistant III. The Resort Quest agents invited Pensacola Beach CC hamber members to an opening party, February 16 at their new Pensacola Beach Boulevard location with CC ook Realty. Making everyone feel welcome at the grand party with the Mardi Gras theme are ( LL to R): Kendra Moore, Dena CC ritch, Robyn Patterson, Ron CC arnes, Phyllis Shanks, LL iz HH orton, and Judy Nicholson. The Pensacola Beach Womans CC l ub celebrates birthdays with song and cake for each of its members. The CC lubbers who blew out candles at the February luncheon meeting are ( L L to R): Pat Spencer, CC arole Wiggin, CC arol Ascherfeld, Dorene Ellis, Kay Amberson and Mary Mulroy. LL o ok for these gals to be part of the annual Game Day and CC ard Party, Thursday, March 15 at OO ur LL ady of the Assumptions HH unt HH all.


Island Times March 6, 2012 PAGE 18 March 12 March 18 All week...islandwide PensacolaBeachChamber.com For more details 850-932-150010:00 Sidelines 10:35 Hampton Gilligans Bar 11:05 Hilton Latitudes 11:40 Holiday Inn-Riptides Tiki 12:15 Paddy OLearys 12:50 Paradise Bar & Grill 1:25 Lillos Tuscan Grille 2:00 Crabs We Got Em 2:35 The Dock 3:05 Flounders 3:40 Castaways 4:15 Hemingways 4:50 Bamboo Willies/Hooters 6:00 SurfBurger 6:35 Sabine Sandbar 7:05 Sandshaker to those with 2012 proceeds to t-shirts 9:30 am Catholic Mass celebrated by Msgr. Luke Hunt. Paddy OLearys 11:00 am Irish Weekend begins, Specials. Castaways and The Dock 11:55 am Brit Searcy on stage til 5, Go Irish T-shirt drink specials. Crabs We Got Em. Noon An Broc Irish Dancers. Corned Beef & Cabbage. Fish-N-Chips. Paddy OLearys 2:00 pm John Hart & Fatty Waters til 6 pm. Mike Norris til 10 p.m. Paradise Bar & Grill 4:30 pm Re-enactment of Tim Finnegans Wake, Lectrik Mullet at 5. Paddy OLearys 5:00 pm All Green Bikini Contest at Bamboo Willies 6:35 pm Free Corned Beef & Cabbage for customers at Sabine Sandbar 8:00 pm Crawl On In Post Pub Crawl Party, Banana Republic, Prizes. Give aways. Sandshaker Lounge 10:00 pm Fly by Radio on Stage. Dance neath the stars. Flounders T-shirts March 14 Part foot race and part guessing game, the McGuires 35th annual 5K Prediction Run takes off from McGuires Irish Pub on Gregory Street at 9 a.m. on March 10. You have one hour to walk or run the 3.1 mile course, because the party starts promptly at 10 a.m. at the pub. Registration is ongoing until 8 a.m. on race day. Racers who come closest to their prediction will be declared the winner in ferent age groups ranging from 0 to over 70 years who can acwill be recognized. There will be awards for speedy racers, teams and costumes. Lots of food will be served. A pre-race bagel breakfast along with juice, fruit and coffee will be available. The Post Race party features Irish fare. No thirst will go unquenched but racers must have a current ID and a party wristband in order to take advantage of the refreshments. Coffee, Irish Wakes, Bud Light, McGuires Red and soft drinks will be served. The music, food and fun continue through noon. Proceeds from the event partment, Boy Scouts of America rines Semper Fi Fund. Registration is available online until midnight March 7 at www.active.com or at mcguiresirishpub.com or in person at McGuires Irish Pub, 600 E. Gregory Street in Pensacola. Bring your friends, but dont bring your dogs, strollers, skates or bicycles. Leave your timing equipment like watches at home with the dog. For more information call pub@aol.comAthletes Estimate Times At McGuires 5K Race Fun commissioner of poker Richard Uzdevenes sharpened his pencil and tallied the number of wins for card sharps during February on Pensacola Beach. Wade Hosler has been declared the champ. With three consecutive Thursday night wins at Paddy OLearys in late February, Hosler vaulted himself into the top spot for the month, said Uzdevenes. He gets the trophy. Poker playing Diva Sara Mandel found herself playing a supporting role at the Paddy OLearys games to Ted Gorder on February 12 and twice to Wade Hosler, on Feb. 16 and 23. She just could not get the win and settled for second place each time. The Wood family has been brushing up on their card playing at the Sandshakers Monday night games. Mike Wood earned a runners-up title behind Brandon Polly on February 13; and another second place when his wife Mary Kay took the big win on February 20. Justin Scher took all the chips at the Shaker on February 27 leaving John Woodham in second place. Phil Tracy rocked the game at The Dock on Feb. 25. Hank Misiak was a respectable second place. welcomes all players, both veterans and newbies. A basic knowledge of the game is all that is necessary for anyone over 21-years-old to join the games. From The Chip StackStrummin The Chords new guitar for his birthday from his sweetheart? He did. He also promises longtime fans that the Saltwater Blues Band will play a few sets, soon, very soon. Tourneys hosted at the Sandshaker, Monday, March 12 at 7 p.m. Take your place at the green felt tables and get a chance at winning the title at this kick off event during the Go Irish on the Island. you have never played a tourney with us, this is a good one to start with. No blarney. Its fun. For more information about mation on the Go Irish events, pensacolabeachchamber.com.Hosler Tops Texas Hold Em Charts Two Tourneys Set For Fun Well be rolling off the presses with routes, maps, schedules in May 2012. Mailed to beach residents Advertising rates, deadlines email shelley@myislandtimes.com


Island Times PAGE 19 March 6, 2012 readin the water By Saltwater Rick One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts 850-932-5520 HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wall HATS Mens and Jeremy Johnson 377-3145Home Sweet Home Broker Associate/Realtor Community Association Manager JeremyJohnsonRealtor.com A Wee Bit OFun 850-932-2211 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 Band, 8 PM 7 PM -Close Half Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Music at 8 PM Music/Karaoke with DJ Vic at 9 PM til Music/Karaoke with DJ Vic at 9 PM til LIVE Crawl 7:05 PM POST PUB CRAWL PARTY HERE It's going off all over our beautiful area. All the species in the water are hungry and ready being caught with jigs or live bait all up and down the Beach and in and a Ling or two have been caught before this issue hits the stands. Lots of Sheepshead are on the bridges and the pelicans are pounding the Mullet. Saltwater Blues band lead Good stuff. Do yourself a favor and go Avid beach angler Trace Lewis landed this twenty pound, thirty-three inch Black Drum just outside of ing excursion took place on February 10 but the successful angler does not secrets away. Catch him at Paradise and he may tell www.MyislandTimes.Com The beachs news available worldwide


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