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Island Times Volume VII, Number 25 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 3, 2012Connor Inspires CrusadersTeams Raise Funds For Cancer Society at Inaugural Pensacola Beach Relay For Life EventShannon Berry, right, is on a crusade to support the American Cancer Societys Relay for Life event on Pensacola Beach. Her enthusiasm is
PAGE 2 Island Times April 3, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER firstname.lastname@example.org www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times ler Relay Teams Celebrate Life, Raise Awareness And Cash To Fight CancerHop Around Island Easter Weekend Friday, April 6 Saturday, April 7: Sunday, April 8:
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 April 3, 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 Our compassionate doctors and nurses are on duty 24 hours per day. Gulf Breeze Hospital is just minutes from the beach, downtown Pensacola and Navarre. For more information, call 850.934.2000 or visit GulfBreezeHospital.org EXP ER T CAREP ER SONALIZED S ER VICEGulf Breeze Hospital is a recipient of the Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The Islander Newspaper March 22, 1983 Easter is here once again the time for the renewal of all of life. The tortured days of Christ in the weeks before His resurrection are over. There is joyous peace and glad awakening in the hearts of Christians the world over. What does this holiday mean to us on Pensacola Beach? It signals the beginning of our sharing season with vacationers from everywhere. I can remember when we packed our car and headed for Pensacola Beach to spend Easter weekend. Frequently, the weather was too chilly for swimming, too wet for walking, and still, we could look out over the Gulf waters and a kind of peace would settle over usa tranquility never felt anywhere else. If the weather was good, we would join the rest of the tourists in sunburn city, and toast away on the white sandsand my memory always serves me well as I recall those lazy days. No matter how many bodies lay between me and the lapping surf, I felt at peace. I could close my eyes and let the hypnotic sounds of the singing seagulls, the music of the waters lapping the shore, the soft rustle of a refreshing with renewalthe feeling that beginning again had a certain depth and meaning. Lying there on the sandy beaches, I always thought Easter was my New Year. For Easter is a time of proofproof that the brown grasses of winter will turn green and luxuriant, that the dull waters of winter storms will sparkle once again in their emerald hues, that the pale rays of winters sun will once again warm the earth and awaken new life. And now that I have lived here, day in and day out, for carried away into that never never land? Not as often as I would like. But, I do have my very own ritual. Every morning, I go to my window that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico, and I thank the powers that directed me to live on this Island. And then, I am ready for my day; most of the time far more hectic than tranquil. And yet, every year at Eastertime, I feel renewed, and I look forward to the time when I can capture all the lazy days of Spring, and starch them in my memory for these are Gods own tranquilizers. He has given them to us in ample supply as He blesses our beaches every Easter. Our surroundings and our way of life on this island are perhaps unmatched and unmatchable. Why do people save newspapers? The flimsy newsprint crackles with age. The paper yellows and type fades. Yet, it is not tossed aside, because somewhere among the pages is something of great value a few words strung together by a thoughtful writer or a photograph which forever captures a moment in time. This is the media of a bygone era. If you are ready to get rid of your stash of beach newspapers, go ahead. Island Times is offering a prize for the oldest copy of The Islander Newspaper. Diane Tyson delivered a stack of memories to the contest desk. Her Islander publication dates ranged from 1979 to 1988. Old is good in this contest, so Christine Hewerdine says her entry is not the oldest, but has a place in history since it is the tenth anniversary edition of The Islander. A very special one indeed. It was rumored that the late Norm Simons had a complete set of Islanders in the historic ofretained them for the historic information about the Beach during this era. Papa Joe Reynolds had a collection of the Beach newspaper, as well. Both gentlemen have passed away. Did there colThe search is on. Theres still a few weeks to bring in your entry. Prizes will be awarded for Heres the rules: 1. Find an oldie but a goodie edition of The Islander Newspaper published by Jane Waters. 2. Bring your name, email address and phone number along with the paper to the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center. Island Times Collects Historic Beach Editions3. You may also enter by mailing your copy to: Island Breeze, FL 32562. Remember to include your name and contact info. in prior to the May 1, 2012 will be the winner. Two runners-up will be recognized. The Islander Newspaper began publication in April 1979. If you have questions, email email@example.com. Full Moon Walk April 6 at 7:30 p.m. Langdon Beach on the Gulfside, Ft Pickens No charge. Entrance fee to Fort is $8 per car.
PAGE 4 Island Times April 3, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE Easter Egg HuntSaturday, April 7 9 a.m. Pensacola Beach Church Avenida 18 & Via de Luna open to children Nan Harper OWNER/ASSOCIATEISLAND REALTY 850-293-9321 Board Committees Full Service Bar Live Music Seafood to snacksDance in the sandSTAY & PLAY Waterfront Florida Style Inn 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Inn Bar/Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319paradisebar-grill.com paradiseinn-pb.comHA P P Y E A S T E RAVE A GREAT TIME IN PARADISE!Egg Hunt Sat, Apr 7 11 am Apr 20-22 TourneyVOTEfor us Best Beach Bar FloridaBeachBar.com Music30 x 90 April 6-7 Joey Gilmore April 3 Biscuit Miller & The Mix April 8, 10Big Al & The HeavyweightsApril 11 Sauce Boss April 13 The Dream Vipers April 14 Ben Prestage April 15 Come as you are Bike, boat or car April 6-7 Shawn KellermanApril 9 & 12THREE CHEERS IN THE KNOW SAILING SOONKen Branch had a special PASS THE WALKER REV IT UP FINAL FOUR WRECK-OGNIZED Island Times Share Your Shoes
PAGE 5 Island Times April 3, 2012 Local attorneys volunteered their time at a March 28 meeting chaired by Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Member Ed Guernsey to discuss the double taxation burden carried by Pensacola Beach leaseholders and the strategies for relief. Ed Fleming and Danny Kepner, both attorneys who have represented leaseholders in the tax lawsuits, offered updates and summarized the history of the islands taxation battles. The Escambia County Board of Commissioners announced their intent to return a portion of the money collected to the Santa Rosa Island Authority at the conclusion of the tax lawsuits. These suits, which are now in the hands of the Florida Supreme Court, contest the legality of collecting ad valorem taxes from the leaseholders. According to Danny Kepner, the Supreme Court is not on a time deadline to make a decision, but hopes to have a verdict by fall of this year. If the County sends the money to us, it would be up to the Island Authority to decide how to equitably distribute the money to the leaseholders, said methodology to doing that is not so simple. Santa Rosa Island Authority Attorney Mike Stebbins exof suggestions were offered regarding the distribution of the sum that the County might return to the SRIA. One idea proposed that leases could be purchased back from leaseholders on an annual basis. Guernsey simplian example. Would this work? he asked. How would we make this a reality, if we can do it? We are on an idea hunt. Pensacola Beach resident Jim Cox felt like the monies should be distributed among the residential leaseholders since the commercial interests already are part of an SRIA economic development program. He suggested the County could dictate that. Other ideas involve elected officials helping to solve the dilemma through legislation. Leaseholders could request that the State Legislature statutorily reverse the courts ruling to allow taxation. Danny Kepner reminded the group that the State Legislature laid the groundwork for the lease fee rather than tax collection on the Island in 1948. In 1971 the statute was changed and tax collection was allowed on 99 year leases. Because of the economic pressure brought by the founder of NASCAR and the Daytona Speedway, the law was changed again in 1980. For most, only intangible taxes could be collected. A Federal bill to give Escambia County to ability to confer Fee Simple title to Santa Rosa Island leaseholders is currently languishing in Washington. Congressman Jeff Miller is sponsoring the bill but it lacks a Senators support. In contemplating transferring title, Guernsey noted that could mean the demise of the SRIA. He said the SRIAs careful stewardship of the island makes it successful. Ed Fleming, who is a local attorney, agreed. I came here today as a private citizen who loves this beach. I appreciate the good job the SRIA has done to make this beach unique. A good blend of private development, hotels and business to create a peoples beach, a fun beach. This beach serves as a huge economic engine for Escambia County. The discussion on these topics will continue. Guernsey indicated that it is imperative that the residents and businesses on the Island come together as one unito the Board of County Commissioners. He also gathered data to support the need for retaining an Island Authority. I get a sense that the BCC thinks they can run the island better than the SRIA. The bridge the last few years, said Guernsey. The increases are due to the good management of the island by the SRIA. Ed Guernsey brought his review and report of this meeting to the Development and Leasing Committee of the Santa Rosa Island Authority on March 28. The groups next meeting date will be announced. The Development and Leasing Committee accepted a report at their March 28 meeting from Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Member Tammy Bohannon on the status of the Master Planning process. The engineers are not developing, designing or doing anything until after the Board of County Commissioners votes, Bohannon announced. That is on their agenda for April 17, and they may at that time ask the SRIA to reconsider their priority list. Committee Chairman Ed Guernsey reminded members that the issue of pedestrian and vehicular safety and future growth are paramount in his mind. Part of his solution includes the implementation of a ferry boat system and increased trolley service. Member Vernon Prather agreed. I think it is incumbent on this board that there be some kind of resounding yes to make some safety improvements on this beach. There may not be easy answers, but we need to make a commitment to improvements. Green was the color of the night. The Architectural and Environmental Committee followed by the Operations Committee discussed environmental issues. The Administrative Committee focused on money-based agenda items. A unanimous vote from the Architectural and Environmental Committee approved the continuation of the SRIAs participation in the Sea Turtle Monitoring program implemented by the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The SRIA provides funding, equipment and support services during the nesting season beginning May 1. The Operations Committee will continue their discussions about a request for designated parking for electric vehicles in the public parking areas. The item will remain on the committee agenda. Dr. Thomas Campanella, elected SRIA member, said, I think we need more time to discuss vehicle? Do we need to lower the speed limit for golf carts? What about charging stations? Dottie Ford, SRIA Director of Finance, presented her report to the Administrative Committee. The collections through the end of January are ahead of what was budgeted, and are 5.2 percent higher than in 2011. After the Committee unanimously accepted the report, they granted a request for sponsorship of the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower. The amount of $5,000 will be donated and a plaque bearing the Santa Rosa Island Authoritys name will be displayed at the Tower in Pensacola. Based on the proud military heritage of the area, the Marine Aviation Tower will be an added attraction of historiMemorial Park. Songwriters Festival Promoter Jim Pasquale requested $5,000 to advertise their event which brings regional, national and international songwriters to Pensacola Beach during the shoulder season. The Committee approved the request and congratulated the organizers on their prior success. In other business, the Committee requested that staff bring pricing for granite benches to commemorate people and places in Beach history. This would serve as one part of the SRIAs Spirit of the Island program recognizing community service. The staff will also discuss parameters by which candidates may be chosen for recognition. The Full Board will meet next, on Wednesday, April 11 at 5 p.m. at the SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. The meeting is open to the public. Island Authority Committees Get Updates on Master Plan, Go GreenDouble Taxation Remedies Top Discussion Group Agenda
PAGE 6 Island Times April 3, 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! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing My life is so busy that I can barely remember what Im supposed to be doing. Right now, Im just hanging on to this crazy carnival ride which is my brain on life! I intend to start downon a single page. Im not talking about a big page either; just one page in a notebook. If that works out then Im going to a smaller notebook next! I know Im in dire need of some of the lazy time of those long summer days which I took for granted as a child. I enjoyed them immensely and thought they would never end. I would lie in the grass for hours just watching the sky and clouds. (Well, okay it was probably more like half-hours but they seemed much longer then.) I remember how excited I was when I realized that clouds move. I could hardly get to my Mom fast enough to share my news. Of course, it wasnt news to her, but I thought I had really made some great discovery about the universe. My latest discovery is not about the universe and it conveys a lot more irony than excitement. Its pretty basic really Ive come to the realization that most of us spend a major part of our lives working hard in order to buy and acquire stuff only to spend our Golden Years trying to unload it all. I sure wish some really wiser, older person had bothered to share that with me. It would have saved me a lot of money not to mention physical wear and tear. So, to my younger friends consider this a heads-up! All that stuff you think you cant live without now can someday be the same stuff that drives you nuts. When I moved here thirty years ago, I was searching for a new path for my life other than the one I could foresee in the town of my childhood home. There were multiple highly intelligent and much older colleagues quick to tell me how and why this would be a serious mistake. What I found was more than I could ever have imagined. Those colleagues would have done much better had they told me about the stuff because they got the other part wrong. I am truly blessed to live in such a divine place where I can see and feel Gods touch every day. And I am eternally grateful to live such an extraordinary life (even If I complain occasionally). I have never had a single regret about my choice to change my own life. In fact, I cant imagine how it would have been otherwise. All that talk about stuffreminds me of my favorite joke: There was once a rich banker who died and went to Heaven. Hes dragging two suitcases and he reaches St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. As he stops to rest, St. Peter asks him whats in the suitcases. Red faced and sweating the banker opens the suitcases gold. Pavement? cries St. Peter, You brought pavement?! on his way bringing lots of toys and joys! I dont know about you, but one of my favorite things for Easter Sunday is deviled eggs! Im a big egg person anyway and theyve always been economical and healthy. (Although the healthy aspects depend on what particular person you talk to or whichever article in whatever magazine or newspaper you read on any given day. And subject to change at a moments notice.) So..lets cook. Deviled Eggs 1 doz. Medium to large eggs Cup Mayonnaise 1 Tbsp. Spicy brown mustard 2 Tbsp. sweet salad cubed pickles Salt (to taste) Place eggs in large saucepan and cover with cold water. heat. Cover and reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, drain water from eggs and rinse pan with cold water to cool it slightly. Cover eggs with cold water and let sit until cool to touch. Meanwhile, mix together other ingredients. When eggs have cooled drain water again. Cover pan with lid and shake vigorously. (Eggs will be easy to peel and some will even come completely free of shell.) Cut eggs in half length-wise and add yolks to mixture. Mix thoroughly, adding more mayonnaise if needed. Arrange eggs on half with mixture using a spoon or plastic bag with a cake decorating tip. (I like to sprinkle eggs with dill weed before serving.) Enjoy, share and have a safe and Happy Easter! See ya in the kitchen Father of the Year. He is married to Mary and his daughters are Lauren and Jamie. honorourmarines.org Make a donation to support the TOWERCOLORSA Celebration of Life on the Republic of Sandspurs SUNDAY, APRIL 15 5 to 7 pm The Islander Lounge
Island TimesPAGE 7 April 3, 2012 A Glimpse of Heaven A Glimpse of Heaven By Father Paul Lambert St. Anns Catholic Parish 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.com 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com firstname.lastname@example.org "Christ is Risen. Truly, He is Risen," is a way we could greet one another this weekend as we celebrate Easter. This exchange, would be a bold way to declare the great news that Christ is Risen! What would stop us from making such a claim? We know that not everyone is Christian, and so we tend to shy away from making such a public demonstration of our faith. We worry about hurting another's feelings, or that we are imposing our views on others. The fact is, when Christ rose from the dead over two millennia ago, the apostles and disciples were in the streets announcing this great news. What makes them different from us? Well, we weren't there! Is that a valid response or excuse? I was challenged by a young lady, of all places, at Paddy O Leary's St. Patrick's Day Party. She emphasized the importance of sharing one's experience of Christ with others and being that witness to the resurrection. Her challenge stirred within me that challenge that Christ's resurrection is truly something happening to me now. This joyous occasion is something I participate in today, in the here and now. My prayer is that all of us on Easter Day and the days to follow during the Easter Season, will proclaim boldly that Christ is Risen! Not from a sense of selfimportance or pride, but from the pure joy that one possesses knowing that Christ is Risen, which means that one day we will rise with him into eternal life. 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 Names Knell Top CitizenPensacola Beach Elks Lodge tapped top members and one Pensacola Beach resident during the Awards portion of their installation ceremonies March 25. Jim Knell was awarded the Elks Citizen of the Year award. Knell, a retired Marine, is active in the military community hosting a Day dinner on the Beach and multiple other opportunities for the military personnel to meet the community members. Kenneth Gramenz was Year and Fred Bryan was awarded the Elk of the Year honors. Bryan coordinates the annual Hoop Shoot contest. The Lodge is open to the public for certain events. Bingo will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 15 and April 29. Everyone Elks Youth Camp and Childrens Therapy Services. For information call 850932-4444.
PAGE 8 Island Times April 3, 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 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 www.lawbordelon.com Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws Our Lady of the Assumption Pensacola Beach Stations of the Cross 3 PM April 8 MASS 8 AM & 9:45 AM Please join us during Holy Week stanngulfbreeze.org Our Lady 920 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-932-2859 St. Ann Catholic 100 Daniel Drive Gulf Breeze 850-932-2859 St. Ann Gulf Breeze Mass of the Lords Supper 6:30 PM Stations of the Cross 3 PM Celebration of the Lords Passion 6:30 PM Easter Vigil 7 PM Mass 8:15 AM & 11 AM Records breaking weekends and sharing the wealth were the hot topics at the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce membership meeting, March 27 at the Days Inn. Reports from the Bob Sikes Toll Facility confirmed what Beach business owners already knew March has been a good month. The Beach Chambers Go Irish on the Island promotion which includes the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl attracted locals and visitors alike. The toll facility reported 59,117 vehicles came onto the island from March 16-18, far more than in previous years. The proceeds from the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl t-shirt sales, totaling $3,200, were donated by the Chamber to Covenant Hospice. I am so proud of the 17 participating businesses, said Maureen LaMar, Chamber President/ CEO. It took a lot of work and coordination, but brought a great deal of business to the island. Two poker tournaments are part of the Go Irish promotion, hosted by Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. The proceeds from those events were donated to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School Music Department. New members were welcomed to the Chamber which is now 133 strong. Fast Eddies Fun Center, Aegean Breeze and BonFire Jam Pensacola Beach joined the Chamber during March. Chamber Events Chairman Beverly Campbell announced that the Chamber will once again event is in its eleventh year. The Chamber earns tips to augment their technology fund and other projects. had to teach me how to cook them, said Bamboo Willies General Manager Robert Gleim, who founded the event. We have 8,000 pounds on order for April 20-22, and we will sell every last one. During the Roundtable discussion Lynda Knell stirred everyones patriotism with an invitation to the May 8 Military Fishing Trip dockside party. The Chamber event is coordinated by Major Jim Knell, USMC retired, and sponsored by the Chamber. Attendees are asked to arrive at 2 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Marina to greet the military anglers. The party includes awards and a recognition ceremony for Beach veterans. Food and drinks are served. Bill Guyer of The Grand Marlin is Gulf Breeze Natural I am excited to see the savings in our first invoice, said Guyer, who is the comptroller. We have also implemented a new online reservation system for our guests. Beach resident and Corvette owner Rick Gordon brings the Lifes A Beach Corvette Show to the Island. This years event which coincides with the Taste of the Beach is September 15. He will bring a contingent of car buffs to the Beach from Jacksonville on April 21, as well. Hoteliers reported busy weekdays and sold out weekends and look forward to the trend continuing. Robbie Lofty, Santa Rosa Island Authority events coordinator, noted that the Bands on the Beach weekly concert line up begins on Tuesday, April 3. The concerts are from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion and are offered at no charge to the public. Upcoming events which were announced at the meeting include the May 5 Race for the Roses, according to Dan McGrath. This is a Pensacola Beach Optimist Club fundraiser hosted at the Santa Rosa Dunes Clubhouse during the Kentucky Derby. Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan was the guest speaker at the March meeting. The next membership meeting is Tuesday, April 24 at 8:30 a.m. at Days Inn. For membership information, contact LaMar at 850-932-1500 or penbeach@ visitpensacolabeach.com.Businesses Spring Forward Into Busy Season Penascola Beach Chamber of Commerce President Maureen LaMar, right, presented the proceeds from the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl at the March 27 Business After Hours at Lagunas to Covenant Hospice. Accepting the $3,200 donation are (L to R): Leah Harrison and Angie Schlosser, representatives of Covenant Hospice.
PAGE 9 Island Times April 3, 2012 The School Bell Rings Hey Baby its Easter its Easter Blue Sky Gift Shoppe LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR HISTORIC WINPensacola Beachs Jet Crowdis and project partner Ian Price are headed to the State History Fair in May after scoring a win at the local level. Their project was entitled, LeRoy Collins Strength in the Sunshine State: Transforming Floridians Minds to Acceptance. Collins served as Governor of Florida and was known for his work in the areas of minority issues, women's rights, education, highway safety, labor, health, and welfare. Crowdis and Price are enrolled in Pensacola Highs International Baccalaureate program. MAD SCIENTISTHarry Hewson received Honorable Mention for his entry Shortand Long-Term Memory: Boys vs. Girls in the Southern Maryland Regional Science Fair in the Behavioral and Social Science category. The Fair was held at Prince George's Community College. The winners move to a national competition. Hewson, an eighth grader at Little Flower Catholic School, is relocating to Pensacola Beach this summer with his parents Liz and Harry Hewson. He will attend Gulf Breeze High School. NEW FACESFifth grade students at the Beach School welcomed Ethan Roberts to their class during March. Roberts is from New Orleans, but reports that he likes the Beach and his new school. GO TEAMPensacola State College students Elizabeth Merritt, Anna Ledet, Savannah Mongeau, Carey Stabenau and Jeane Thomas have been selected to the 2012 Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team. Each year, a Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team is named to recognize outstanding students in the Florida College System. The distinction is given to honor academic achievement, leadership and service to the community.WHATS WHENGood Friday holiday: April 6 Report Cards: April 9 Memorial Day holiday: May 28 Last Day of School: June 7 One hundred fifty years ago, our nation nearly tore itself apart. Soldiers in blue and gray struggled on battlefields across the country and changed the face of the United States of America. In the Southeast Region of the National Park System, 22 national park units, including Gulf Islands National Seashore, Vicksburg National Military Park, and Fort Sumter National Monument, have banded together to encourage young visitors and their families to visit the special places where the Civil War unfolded to reexamine what that terrible conflict means to us today. Children ages six and older can earn a special Junior Civil War Historian patch by completing the Junior Ranger programs at two or three of the participating parks and/or completing special online activities. During their visits, youngsters and their families will have the opportunity to explore how the Civil War impacted the lives of everyone American then and still affects us as a people today. There are two ways to become a Junior Civil War Historian. Option 1 Become a Junior Ranger at three (3) participating parks. Make sure you get a ranger to initial and date your activity card (available at all participating parks) or your Junior Ranger program booklets. Once you have become a Junior Ranger at three parks, turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets at a participating park to receive your patch. Option 2 Become a Junior Ranger at two (2) participating parks and do one online activity. Online activities can be found at http://www. nps.gov/stri/forkids/jcwhonline. htm. Turn in your activity card or Junior Ranger program booklets along with a printout of your completed online activity at one of 22 participating parks to receive your patch. At Gulf Islands participants may pick up activity cards in the Florida District location at the Naval Live Oaks, Fort Pickens, and Fort Barrancas Visitor Centers and in the Mississippi District at the Davis Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean Springs and at Fort Massachusetts on West Ship Island. Gulf Islands is the nation's largest national seashore where people love to visit the beautiful beaches and swim in the Gulf of Mexico, but it also protects four massive brick forts that saw action in the Civil War. For more information, go to www.nps.gov.Park Offers Junior Ranger Specialty Program
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PAGE 11 Island Times April 3, 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 GOOD FRIDAYThe First Friday in April is Good Friday. Perfect way to kick off the weekend with a social and business networking event at the Boardwalk. Easy to listen to music by John Wheeler and David Dunn begins at 5:30 p.m. Bring a stack of business cards to enter into the merchants drawing for discounts. VOTE FOR MEIts not political. Its partying. Paradise Bar and Grill wants to be considered for a two-peat as one of Floridas top ten beach bars. The Sandshaker, which is the originator of the famous Bushwacker on Pensacola Beach, is asking for a nod from their customers. Fred Flounder is lobbying for a top spot as are a big list of Beach venues. Chris Beach Bars, notes that there are ten Pensacola Beach watering holes to consider: Bamboo Willie's Beachside Bar, Paradise, Flounders, Captn Fun, Hemingways, Hooters, Land Shark Landing, Pegleg Pete's Oyster Bar, Sandshaker Lounge and The Dock. Vote online at www.FloridaBeachBar.com.WHISKEY RIVER IN ALIf you saw Willie Nelson at see the music icon again, you can catch his show at BamaJam 2012 in Enterprise, Alabama, Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16. Willie joins previously announced stars Kid Rock, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band and Alan Jackson. Tickets are available online at www.bamajam2012.com.MORE JAMSBonFire Jam on Pensacola Beach just gets better and better. Theyve added three new acts to warm up the crowd before headliner Ronnie Dunn takes the stage on May 12. Craig Morgan, Sunny Sweeney, and Brett Eldredge will open the beachfront concert. Were really excited about the package of opening acts weve put together, said Joe Lewis, BonfireJam-Pensacola Beach promoter. Fans are going to see three of the best talents around. Craig Morgan is already a member of the Grand Ole Opry and Sunny and Brett are performers everyone is going to be talking about very soon. BonfireJam-Pensacola Beach is presented by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and sponsored by PenAir Federal Credit Union, Mediacom, and the Santa Rosa Medical Center. Tickets, which begin at $37.50, are availEARLY RISERSJesse and Joyce Brown, the Natives at the little Cafe in the Via de Luna shopping center arrive at the crack of dawn to prepare for the morning crush of hungry patrons. Just a few doors down, Kim LoBue and Jack White do the same at DJs Cafe. Two locally owned, cooked to order breakfast spots. Crowded but worth the wait especially if you are hungry early.WHATS SUPStand up paddleboarding is the craze on the Island. Big, stable boards for beginners and an array of choices for those who know which end of the paddle to dip in the water. You can hop aboard and get instruction at Innerlight, Key Sailing and Paradise. Ecofriendly sport that the whole family can enjoy. SING TO METhe Beach Church is seeking a new Choir Director. www. thebeachchurch.com.CHAMBER CHATTERGulf Breeze Area Chambers January 2012 Business of the Month is AppRiver LLC. AppRiver was co-founded by Michael Murdoch and Joel Smith in 2002 with a mission to depowerful email and web security solutions. The February 2012 Business of the Month is Pen Air Federal Credit Union, a locally owned and operated financial institution. Pen Air is one of the BonFire Jam Pensacola Beach sponsors. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce has set the dates for Taste of the Beach, a weekend of showcasing the Beachs culinary experts. It will be held September 15-16 at the Gulfside Pavilion. The Art and Wine Festival will be October 6-7. Artists who wish to be considered for the show should contact Maureen LaMar, Chamber president at 850-932-1500 or penbeach@visitpensacolabeach. com.
Island Times April 3, 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 APRIL 4-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 5-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 6-Johnny Barbato & Friends 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 7-Posi-Tones 4 PM -8 PM 8-Southern Breeze 4 PM -8 PM 10-Sean Brown and Kelly Gallawa, 6 PM -9 PM 11-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 12-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 13-Dennis Gossman and Tim Morgan 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 14-Crosstown 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 15-Tomato & Dennis Gossman 4 PM -8 PM Dales Big Deck 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! Many of you who read this column will know immediately who I am going to write about. A lot of Harrys have lived on the Beach, but there was only one Harry Gowens. There may be only a few of the Harry Stories that can be retold, much less printed. Harry Gowens was a long time Beach resident and was instrumental in the early growth of Pensacola Beach. Harry was born in Ball Play, Alabama, up above Gadsden. Harry was the second of seven children. He had one sister and five brothers. It took a lot of children to work a mule farm in addition to raising cotton, corn and maybe some vegetables. For those of you not familiar with the term, a mule farm is a farm where the hard work of pulling a single plow or a wagon or maybe even a rake was done by a mule. Mules are a little shorter than a horse but have the larger head like a donkey, large ears and can pull like you wouldnt believe. You might say they look a little dumb, but they are not. They will respond to their name. They know left from right. They know left is haw and right is gee and they would pull in that direction when told. I have known good college graduates who never got that straight. Unlike my Uncle Tom from up above Helen, Georgia, who didnt register for the draft, Harry fought overseas and even managed to bring home some German lead in his hip when he returned from France. Harry graduated from Washington and Lee College on the GI Bill. Many of us went to college on the GI Bill. Most of us were also on the 52/20 club when we were discharged. Uncle Sam gave us 20 dollars a week for 52 weeks to help us get by and get on with our lives. Actually, that seemed like a pretty good deal at the time. After graduation Harry got a job teaching and coaching football at Hokes Bluff High School not far from his home. He tried to help with the farm work back home but his dad almost ran him off. It seems that before his Dad left for a farming seminar down in Auburn he outlined the land he wanted plowed before he returned. Harry told me there was no way he and his brothers could get that land plowed in the time allowed, so Harry just went down to Gadsden and traded the mules for a tractor. With their new tractor Harry and his brothers were able to finish the job. When Mr. Gowens got back from the seminar he was happy to see the plowing completed, but he sure was not happy to see what it had cost him. According to Harry, Mr. Gowens soon realized the advantages the tractor had over the mules and allowed Harry to get back in the house. In his early career Harry worked for Hilltop Auto Parts located in Jonesboro, Georgia. I think it was out near the old Candler Field Airport, they call that Hartsfield International Airport today. Man, dont things change? Well, when Harry tried to advertise for business he ran into some Atlanta regulations which restricted him. Harry didnt like that. Rather than purchase printed ads in the Atlanta Journal or Atlanta Constitution, he would take his wrecker with painted advertising on it, hook up a really messed up wrecked car body and pull it up and down Atlanta streets to advertise Hilltop Auto Parts. He would pull that rig all through The Varsity parking lot and then on down through the Georgia Tech campus hoping the students there would think of him when they needed repairs or if they were looking for a new Rambling Wreck. This kind of reminds me of Richard Wells, some years ago, towing a very illegal sign around Pensacola Sound to advertise his restaurant on Pensacola Beach. Thats a story for another day. Harry moved to Pensacola with Apex Auto Parts in the late fifties and operated that business for some time. His son, Glenn, is still operating Apex on Highway 29 where it plays a vital part in providing used auto parts for that area. Harry had a way of getting along with almost anybody and he would help out anybody who really needed the help. Harry Gowens was that kind of man. He is credited with starting Pensacola Beach Elementary, was the first Captain of the Krewe of Wrecks and was honored with a Spirit of Pensacola Beach Award prior to his death. Bands on the Beach cranks up its weekly concert series at the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino Beach starting April 3 from 7-9 p.m. Bands on the Beach, is organized by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and sponsored by Cat Country 98.7. It is free and features regional artists performing in musical styles ranging from jazz and soul to classic country and Southern Rock. A limited number of seats are available at the beachfront pavilion, so spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. No pets are allowed and glass is prohibited. For more information, call the SRIA at 850-932-2257, go to www.visitpensacolabeach.com, or tune into the Cat Country 98.7 for the latest updates. April 3: The Kyle Parker Band April 10: Shades Band July 17: Pearl Clarkin & Big Band 2012 Bands on the Beach ScheduleFree Concert Series Kicks Off Tonight
PAGE 13 Island Times April 3, 2012 EVERY SUNDAY 1 PM Crawfish Boil April 14 BEER FEST One Irie, 3 PM Banana Republic 9 PM April 15 Avenida 16, 3 PM April 19 Brian Short, 7 PM PM AM fuel for fun.... 190 octane April 5 Shawna P & Adam Tyler Brown, 7 PM PM April 7 Avenida 16, 1 PM PM PM April 8 Wildwood, 3 PM April 12 David Dunn, 7 PM Beer Fest Great Music Crawfish Fest Bikini Contests Jeremy Johnson 850377-3145 Keep Looking UpThe Escambia Amateur Astronomers will have their telescopes trained on the night skies above Pensacola Beach. The Beach Star Gazes are offered at no charge. Mark your calendars for April 27-28 at Casino Beach. For more information, contact Dewey Barker after 4 p.m. at 850-450-7767 or visit www.eaaa. net or go to: http://rlwalker.gulfweb.net/astronomy/index.html to view the calendar of events and club photos.
PAGE 14 Island Times April 3, 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. $299,000. 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 Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach Visit online jmevacations.com __________________________ 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 CalendarApril 6 First Friday. Portofino Boardwalk. Music. 5:30 p.m. Full Moon Walk. Ft. Pickens, 7:30 April 7 Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. Beach Church Junkanoo Easter Bonnet Parade. Sandbar to Shaker. 2 pm Junkanoo Easter Party. Sandshaker 2 5 p.m. Open to public. April 8 Easter Sunrise Service, Flounders, Amphitheatre at the Boardwalk, & Casino Gulfside Pavilion April 11 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. April 13 Relay for Life. 6 p.m. Casino Beach. ends at noon April 14. April 14 Preemie Cup Sailing Regatta. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club April 15 Gulf Coast Half Marathon. Casino Beach BINGO. Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. 6 p.m. $1 per card. Family friendly. Open to public. April 16 County Commission Meeting. Palafox Place. April 20 Crawfish Festival. Bamboo Willies Boardwalk. End April 22 April 20 Star Gaze Fort Pickens. Dark. April 21 Run For Their Lives. 5K. 8 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion Paddleboard Classic. Grand Marlin. 9 a.m. Cobia Fishing Tournament. Paradise Bar and Grill. Ends Sunday. National Parks Week. Free entrance to Fort Pickens thr April 29. Tour de Cure bicycling event. The Andrews Institute. April 25 Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. April 28 Jr Ranger Day for Kids. Ft. Pickens. 9:45 a.m. to Noon April 29 BINGO Beach Elks Lodge. 6 p.m. $1 per card. Family friendly. Open to public. Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge FitnessYour land or family land is all you need to buy a new also available. Call Clayton WeddingsNOTARY to perform wedding ceremonies. 850-748-6878 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. humanesocietyofpensacola.org Best Paw Forward Training people to work with their pets. Group and private lessons. www.BestPawForward.info Find us on Facebook Kids and Kritters Parade. Pensacola Beach February 2, 2013Vacation Rental Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Gulf view October. www.vrbo.com/95159 Mention VRBO 95159 for Discount Flounder, Flounder again Building Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376
Island Times PAGE 15 April 3, 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! 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Come see me at Bamboo Willies LIVE MUSICMain Stage Bamboo Willies FRIDAY 18TH3:30PMMo Jiles 9PMBanana Republic SATURDAY 19THNoonMo Jiles 5PMTout Les Soirs 10PMBanana Republic SUNDAY 20TH1PMTout Les Soirs 6PMBanana Republic Half Shell Stage SATURDAY 19TH2PMDirty Mutha Tuckers SUNDAY 20TH2PMPJC Jazz Band When?Friday3 PMSaturday11 AMSundayNoonWhere?Portofino Boardwalk Pensacola Beach 850.916.9888 KK KK K idsids idsids ids ZZ ZZ Z oneone oneone oneSATURDAY 19THNoon 6 PMFace Painting SUNDAY 20THNoon 6 PMFace Painting 2 4 PMPetting Zoo Pensacola Teen Board Pensacola Teen Board APRIL 18-20 I have been giving a lot of thought to the allergy shots I get every other month. This has been going on for a year, and the results have been phenomenal. I am no longer allergic to wheat. This has opened up my world to wonderful tasting foods that I missed such as rye bread and pasta. Not only can I re-introduce those foods back into my diet, but my energy level has skyrocketed. I often wondered if there was anything outside my own self which may have contributed to my immune system breaking down. This is what I discovered. There are a multitude of chemicals used as preservatives and agents for packaging. I removed the bulk of these from my diet with the exception of at least one item. The chemical found in plastic containers and the lining of metal cans is known as bisphenol A or BPA. It has the potential to leach from the containers into our food and water, and when it does, it acts as an estrogen mimicking compound. As of 2012, over 1000 studies have been completed on BPA. All the industry studies found that BPA is 100 percent safe. The independent studies performed have shown that BPA contributes to epidemics such as cancer, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and immune dysfunctions including asthma and allergies. This is what caught my eye. The Food and Drug Administration realized that there was reason for concern sharing the National Toxicology Program perspective that BPA exposure has a negative effect on the brain, behavior and growth of fetuses, infants and children based on recent studies. The FDA has the power to prohibit the use of a chemical. The FDA can quickly protect the public by revoking the use through a notice published in the Federal Register. The focus has been on the young, but I wonder what are the cumulative effects of this chemical with other chemicals on adults? What are the effects over many years? The other problem for the FDA is getting information from where BPA is used. I am not kidding. Right now there is a self policing effort for companies to come forth and identify where it is used. How effective is that? We should know what chemicals are actually in what products. This leads me to wonder what else may be leaching into our food and drink. I think the laws need to be changed so we can know what is contained in foods so we can make good decisions. All I can say is this, do yourself a favor, and research, research, research. Be proactive and make your voice heard. Your healthy life depends on it! Imagine the game that was made famous on Mississippi Riverboats, in Wild West saloons and back room gambling joints has become so mainstream on Pensacola Beach that it is played by musicians, retired military officers and school teachers. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games bring the challenge and camaraderie of poker to anyone who would like to play. No gambling involved, just fun. The poker players raised $320 for the Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools music department. This is in addition to their donation from the proceeds of their Celebration 4444 Education Tournament hosted in September each year. The Opera performed at the Beach School, said Music Teacher Mary Holway. That was one of the programs supported by the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun donations. Holway, who accepted the donation at the Beach Chambers Business After Hours on March 27, also mentioned that previous donations have been used to fund musical instrument purchases. Future plans include a new piano. Hold Em games are hosted on a weekly basis on Pensacola Beach. John Woodham has played the last 14 days. At the Shaker Tex Atkinson was the March 19 winner with Glen Burleson earning the top spot on March 26. Woodham was runner-up at both games. At Paddys Sara Mandel slid in ahead of Woodham on March 22. However, the poker playing diva could not outlast Ted Gorder, who took all the chips on March 25. For information, call Rick Uzdevenes at 850-324-2667. Hold Em Players Support School Music Program Rick Uzdevenes, left, presents Pensacola Beach Elementary School Music Teacher Mary Holway with a donation from tournament play.
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Island Times PAGE 17 April 3, 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.comDid you see me in IT? More photos available online at www.myislandtimes.com Go Irish on the Island was hosted by the Beach Chamber from March 12-18. St. Patricks Day included 35 events, including a Green Bikini Contest at Bamboo Willies. One dozen beauright. Chanel Cegielski, left, and Brittney Crowell, center, enjoyed the thunderous cheers from Morrie Drees has a long Irish tale about dants from those grown on St. Patricks grave. He was showing them off at Sidelines at the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl, March 17. Ready for the shenanigans! Michelle Sidelines, at the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl, March 17. Lloyd Hess. He has been attending the St. Since the event has grown, he only visits a few smiles where ever he goes.
Island Times April 3, 2012 PAGE 18 Well be rolling off the presses with routes, maps, schedules in May 2012. Mailed to beach residents Advertising rates, deadlines email email@example.com Turtle TRAX By DJ ZemenickImagine if you will, its the will begin. signs of nests. that something as simple as have such a negative impact on Paul Price captained his Hobie Fleet of the Midwinter Nationals, hosted March 23-24 at Key Sailing. Captain Kirk Newkirk readies his NACRA 20 sailboat to race in Santa Rosa Sound during the Midwinter Nationals, hosted March 23-24 at Key Charlie Trinque with 1337 on his sail, left, and Mike Hill await the start of their race at the Midwinter Nationals, hosted March 23-24 on Pensacola Beach. Trinque was 20 Fleet while Hill sailed to fourth place. Warm weather and ample winds welcomed the sailors to the awards ceremony was at Key Sailing. 20 Fleet at the Midwinter Sailing Nationals, hosted on Pensacola Beach March 23-24. Warm weather had sailors competing for space in the Sound with powerboats and jet skis. Santa Rosa Sound on March 25 during the Midwinter Nationals, Charlie foreground, won the F-16 Fleet. Sailor Pat Pettengill heads for the Beach which was crowded with spectators during the Midwinter Nationals, hosted March 23-24 at Key Sailing. Pettengill earned fourth place in the F-16 Fleet. can choose between the one mile Time To Enter Five Flags Stand Up Race
Island Times PAGE 19 April 3, 2012 readin the water By Saltwater Rick One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts PARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUB Feel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUN Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam 850-932-2211 Sandshaker.com VISIT THe Gift ShopSomethings Always Shakin Thurs, April 5 Ricky Phelps & Dennis Gossman, 8:30 PM Fri & Sat, April 6-7 Kyle Parker Band, 9 PM Sun, April 8 Rez & The Solutions, 4 PM Thurs, April 12 The Rez Duo, 8:30 PM Fri & Sat, April 13-14 Buzzcut, 9 PM Sun, April 15 Lektric Mullet, 4 PM Every WeekendLIVE MUSICTry Our Observation DeckFULL MOON PARTY April 6, 9 pm to 1 am music by...Kyle Parker Band APRIL 7 2 to 6 pmEggstrav aganza Krewe of Junkanoo Easter Bonnet Deviled Egg Contests Prizes Specials MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers $2 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM WED: Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Other Drinks Half Price. Rock Star Karaoke with Mike Jencks Band, 8 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Music at 8 PM SUN : Music/Karaoke with DJ Vic at 9 PM til Jager Bombs$5 It's spring and the ling are in full swing. The boats are out there harvesting the best the Gulf has to offer. I watched Jeremy Hogue in his inshore rig just slaying the The Grand Marlin on Monday evening. Looked like they were using live shrimp and the guys were having a blast. are cruising the shallows and all it takes is a little time and a shiny lure and dinner is in the cooler. The big boats are booking and the marina is open for business. So do yourself a favor and Is it time to wet a line? You bet it is. The local waters are full of action for new and seasoned anglers. Tourney organizers are for you this season: Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle Pompano Tourney: You can still enter. The tourney continues through May. www.gbtackle.com. Heres a look 1st Ed Cunningham 4.56 2nd Art Posis 4.44 3rd Will Neuman 4.27 4th Ricky Teeran 4.22 5th Larry Hipsh 4.21 6th Omar Breiz 4.15 7th David Michell 4.03 8th Jody Herzog 3.98 9th Victor Pollard 3.74 10th Patsy Thomas 3.65 Lady Angler: Callie Newman 2.08 Jr Angler Maxwell Jowers 3.70 United Way Santa Rosas 7th Annual Fishin' With a Mission bass tournament: Milton, Saturday, April 14. They are looking for volunteers. Call 850-623-4507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Paradise Pier and Small Boat Cobia Phobia: April 20-22 at Paradise Bar and Grill. Small Boats can enter at $250. Cash prizes start at $2,500 awards. Junior and Lady angler divisions. Anglers can enter to formation is available at Paradise. Pick up entry forms at the bar. 21 Via de Luna. Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle Cobia Tourney: Continues through April 30. Sign up at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle. $20 entry fee. Fish can be caught off any pier but must be weighed-in at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle. As of March 27, Derek Walls was the leader with a 55.8 pound Cobia. More information is available at www.gbtackle.com. Pensacola Bud Light King Mackerel Tourney and Shallow Water Slam: June 23-24. Weigh in at Flounders Beach. First place King Mackerel earns the angler Local Tourneys Test Anglers Skills Current leader of GBBT Pompano Tournament Ed Cunningham with his 4.56 pound Pompano. $7500. The biggest combined Speckled Trout will win $5,000. Great tourney for anglers and spectators. If you want to know more, go online to www. pensacolakingmack.com.Jeremy Hogue, Derrick Wall and Ben Arnold show off their Cobia catches.
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