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Island Times Volume VII, Number 26 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 17, 2012 Mudbug Madness Sweeps Across IslandCrawfish Festival Set For April 20-22
PAGE 2 Island Times April 17, 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 will be served by served with a smile from our Bamboo Willies Stage Friday, April 20 4 PM The Blue Party 9 PM Longreef Saturday, April 21 Noon Gravy Flavored Kisses 5 PM Tout Les Soir 10 PM Longreef Sunday, April 22 Noon Tout Les Soir 5 PM Brooke Woods Boardwalk Amphitheatre Friday, April 20 6 PM Aveneda 16 Saturday, April 21 1 PM Shawna P/Adam Tyler Brown 6 PM Maggie Koerner Sunday, April 22 Noon David Dunn 4 PM Marc Kaul Mudbugs and Music Star In Beachside Festival Beachkeepers Reschedule Recyclemania The SRIA has forwarded County Commission To Discuss Beach Master Plan, Project Priorities
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 17, 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 Jeremy Johnson 850377-3145 Beach listings Gifts Galore! from Mermaids to Pensacola Beach souvenirs Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 850-932-7100 The Islander Newspaper April 5, 1985 Every once in a while I come across a rusty pair of scissors in sticking to them for six years is Some day I will have those scissors mounted on a driftwood plaque, and every time I look at them I will be humbled by their equipment I every purchased for The Islander of 1979, I added some glue sticks, an Exacto knife and some border help of a typesetter in town, The Islander eral years, those things plus a used Yashica camera, the web press in Crestview, and the beloved Rustmobile kept The Islander alive, if As I look back over the six year lifetime of The Islander I have to admit that it was not the equipment after all, but the people who faithfully supported and read this tiny beach newspaper were the ones who kept it rolling in like There have been some tough almost, but not quite, insurmounthave reached a point where I have wanted to toss the whole thing in It is time to say Cheers to all of those people who have been responsible for the growing of the Liz, who has agonized every step of the way, marching through the ranks (It was she who babied the old Yashica into taking presentable photos for publication), and in high school and college all this And to all the columnists who have changed from time to time, and who continue to these folks are trained journalists (thank Heaven) so they bring own wordsrefreshingly readTo former Entertainment Editor, down to it, what did I need the most? No newspaper can exist (at least not happily) without readers groups that make The Islander the individualistic publication it ing and caring, the Editor (thats me) embarks now on yet another suicidal missionpublishing the streets among you as often as I have been in the pastand ers, advertisers, staff and friends six years it has beenthanks youAs The Islander begins its seventh year, we hope we will do for you what you have done for Small boats and pier bound anglers can earn big awards at in length can enter right up to the beginning of the tourney for Their entry fee, which is winnerpiers are on the approved list of The Captains meeting will addition to the sought after top There is no charge to attend Get A Ling on Your Line At Cobia Tournament
PAGE 4 Island Times April 17, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE Seafood to snacks Dance in the sandSTAY & PLAY Waterfront Florida Style Inn 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Florida Style Inn Bar/Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319paradisebar-grill.com paradiseinn-pb.comCome as you are Bike, boat or car Paradise Cobia Phobia Fishing Tournament April 20 -22VOTEfor us Best Beach Bar FloridaBeachBar.comFull Service Bar Live Music Music APRIL 17: Lil Ed & The Blue Imperials 19: Sol Driven Train 20: Dream Vipers 21: Sauce Boss 22: Victor Wainwright 23: Tommy Talton 24: Tommy Talton 25: Sol Driven Train 27: Posi Tones 28: For Tru 29: Cool VibeSeafood to snacks FREE POKER Wednesday Nites Texas Hold EmFront Row Seats Weigh-inThe Trivia Master asked which state is the top egg producer and answers came in by the came from Jane McGrath. Jane does not like math questions, but shines in geography. She answered Iowa. Apparently, she knows her way around the hen house. The Knights of the Roundtable have reawakened. Sir Morrie Drees sent the correct answer immediately. Lady Kim Schmitz thinks this is Jeopardy so her response was, Is it Iowa? Yes, it is. Sir Offshore Chuck Brower got a little plucky with his answer noting that there are 52.8 million hens in Iowa. Angeli McMillan gave three states in orderIowa, Ohio and Indiana. According to the American Egg Board, Pennsylvania is in third place. But, thanks for the tour of the Midwest, Angeli. Dr. See Good Fran Albert, halted his income tax preparation, to send his correct answer. have to declare his winnings. Back to the tax forms, Doc. Transplanted Orleanian Chrissy Cook nailed the answer, but not the timing. As did Tim Pike and Mary Claus. Better luck next time, gang. New Jerseys Gwen Foster answers as quickly as her brain thaws. Shes a good egg, whos ready to return to the warm shores of the Gulf as soon as she can. The winners better half, Dan McGrath, thought the Nebraska farmers had cornered the market on eggs. Not so. The Cornhuskers slid in at number ten, right behind Florida. The Florida sunshine brings this half-baked question to the Trivia Masters desk. In the 80s a new hangout opened on Pensacola Beach called The Ships Store. The location is still a favorite with locals and tourists. Give us the location of this business whose motto was by land or by sea, theres no better place to be. with the correct answer and win an Island Times t-shirt. Send your best guess to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net with trivia in the subject line. Include your name and phone number. No worries, the Trivia Master is not selling your information to the telephone solicitors. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, April 24. Good luck!AHOY MATEErin Hunter of Sabine Drive has been invited to join the next expedition aboard the NOAA Okeanos Explorer, a 225' research vessel. Erin will be one of the researchers responsible for maplong expedition leaves from Corpus Christi, Texas and will be docking in Norfolk, Virginia. COL CHRIS SAYSThe uproar about the Councilman and the Cobra has been settled, so return your attention to the Memorial. Retired Marine Corps Colonel Chris Caveman Holzworth says you can be part of history with a donation to the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower. Groundbreaking will be May 27 during the Parks Memorial Day Celebration. The Tower Placement Ceremony is set for August 20, the exact 100th anniversary of Go to www.honorourmarines.org to make your donation. PAINT ITVilla Sabine resident and Days Inn sales gal Marta Ray was part of the Tourism Cares group who painted the Pensacola Lighthouse. Marta announced that she was going to paint her heart out at the March 30 event. ONE TABLEPensacola Beach has a long standing Seder Meal tradition among a small tribe of islanders. Barry McCleary, Deb Friedman, Jane Crittenden, Chuck and Helen Randle, Oscar and Nancy Woody, attended the annual event at the home of Neil Talbot. New this year were Lonnie and Christine Hewerdine and Amy Cheshire Depew. McCleary quipped that it is truly a beach family event, where those of Jewish faith have included the Gentiles around the table. WHEELING WAHOOPensacola Beach native Ash Curd was a star on Channel 3 News, April 5 during the coverage of the Wahoos baseball opening night. He delivered news reporter Laura Hussey to the ball park in one of his Gulf Coast Pedicabs. The pedicabs have not yet been given approval to operate on the Beach, but did just fine in the downtown crowds. SOUTH OF THE BORDERLynn Cieutat and Chuck Steele gave Mexico two thumbs up. They took a 12 day trip to the beautiful states of Quintana Roo and Yucatan during March. Next time you see the traveling duo ask for the details about the Vernal Equinox. PETES PUNCHMarcia Hoven reports that Pete Rand throws a good party and makes a mean punch. Tropical drinks and live music by the Pensacola Steel band duo greeted guests at Pete and Joyce Rands Spring Fling party which lasted from the end of March into the BRAVOMeg Peltier has an alter ego. The former Gulf Breeze Chamber exec who is now the Director of Business Development at Club in Loblolly Theaters production of The Dancertwice removed. She starred in the one woman show which included two other actors, Keith Prendergast and Mary Steele. The show earned high marks running from March 16 April 14 in Pensacola.BIRDS OF A FEATHERLila Cox of Villa Sabine says two new couples have set up housekeeping in the Soundside neighborhood. Last year the homeowners association erected two platforms atop tall poles to support osprey nesting in the big park near the entrance to Villa Sabine. This project was headed up by a local Eagle Scout. During 2011, a pair of Ospreys built a nest on one of the platforms. They have returned, and brought friends. Another pair has started a nest on the second platform. NEW SKIPPERSThe Pensacola Beach Yacht Club has a jam packed schedule of racing and socializing during Spring and their ranks are growing. The Membership Chairman Debbie Belger announced that Pensacolians Elizabeth Buswell, Kim Marcus and Cynthia Williams, and Marsha Gustafsson of welcomed as new members. MONEY FOR KIDSThe wild and wooly members of the Krewe of Bananimals have donated $3,000 to the Santa Rosa Kids House over the last nine months according to Treasurer Mary Jo Tibbits. Careful they may get a reputation as philanthropists. Sailors Tie The KnotPensacola Beach is home to hundreds of sailors. Regattas are contested on a weekly basis, and the Beach Yacht Club teaches children at a very young age the joy of sliding across the water in a wind powered vessel. Advertisements boast romance will bloom if you take a sunset cruise on Santa Rosa Sound. Apparently, thats true. The sailing schedule noted that a one-time Off The Market Regatta is being hosted as a toast to Charlie Trinque and Holly Hoffman who will be married this weekend on Pensacola Beach. Fair winds and following seas newlyweds. the beachs news worldwide www.myislandtimes.com
PAGE 5 Island Times April 17, 2012 Think you can drink while strolling along the Boardwalk? The rules may be changing; however, the Santa Rosa Island Authority at their Full Board meeting, April 11, decided they are not the rule makers when it comes to the public-private entity. After SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins and Escambia County Attorney Ryan Ross weighed in, the decision to ban alcohol consumption on the public areas of the Boardwalk lies with the master leaseholder, Pensacola Beach Holdings. According to Stebbins, the master leaseholder can impose reasonable regulations on the use of the public areas of the Boardwalk under the conditions of the lease. The prohibition of alcohol is a reasonable regulation, in his opinion, and the Sheriff can enforce the regulation via trespass charges. Alcohol consumption would still be allowed on the sandy beach area along Santa Rosa Sound. After an hour long discussion, the Board voted unanimously in favor of Board Member Dr. Thomas Campanellas motion to support the Boardwalk businesses in their efforts to make the Boardwalk a safer, more familyfriendly environment. A second motion came from Vice Chairman Vernon Prather tasking staff to write a letter to the Escambia County Sheriff requesting that he use all means necessary to help return Pensacola Beach to a family friendly atmosphere. The motion passed 5 to 1 with Board Member Fred Gant opposed. Gant, a Pensacola attorney, questioned the motion and asked the Board to consider they if dont have the authority to make the changes, why take any responsibility which might, at a later time, be involved in litigation. I was on the Boardwalk on Sunday afternoon, Gant said. What I saw was African AmeriThey were just walking around and standing up there. Those people cannot be made to leave. They are not trespassing. The Boardwalks Merchants Association has requested that the alcohol ban be enacted. They will meet with Robert Rinke of Pensacola Beach Holdings to further discuss the ban. In other business, the Board responded to personnel and organizational changes. They bid farewell to Director of Administration Jayne Bell, who has accepted a position with Santa Rosa County. Board Chairman Dave Pavlock thanked Bell for her dedication and teamwork. He, then, asked Vice Chairman Vernon Prather to review the SRIA staff structure, job descriptions, and organizational chart. What can we do more effectively? asked Pavlock. What changes do we need to make? Is it consolidation, expansion, sharing of responsibilities? Prather accepted the task and will bring a report back to the board next month. Recognizing outstanding community members through the Spirit of Pensacola Beach award program will continue to be discussed. A motion to have the Special Projects Committee review the criteria for nominees and the type of monument passed unanimously. Pedestrian safety at crosswalks was on Beach resident Terry Prestons mind during the Visitors Forum. The increase in day and overnight visitors along with landscaping is creating a hazardous mixture on Via de Luna, according to Preston. Jim Waite, Baskerville Donovan engineer, responded that the County is addressing the crosswalk safety issue. We are under contract with Escambia County and some of the crosswalks on Via de Luna are currently being redesigned, said Waite. They will have changes in colors, patterns and signage. Dr. Thomas Campanella announced that he is currently discussing a public safety education campaign with the media and business owners. Baskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston updated the board on the Via de Luna Landscaping Project. The County owns the rightof-way, said Langston. The landscaping will be placed along Via de Luna on the north and south side rights-of-way, only. Currently, Baskerville Donovan has a design under review by Escambia County. If approved, the County will administer the bidding, contracting and construction portions of the project. The money for the landscaping will come from the Island BeauLangstons report included an update on the Beachs tiki trolley stop covers which should be installed this month. Beach Chamber President Maureen LaMar, who oversees the Visitors Center operation, told Board members the Center hosted 2,487 walk in visitors during March. were represented included Indiana, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Illinois, said LaMar. Almost thirty percent were returning visitors, and 16 percent were here because of advertisements. For that reason, the Board asked LaMar to serve on the advertising agency selection committee. A Request for Proposals for agency services has been issued and responses are due April 30. The SRIA board will hear presentations on May 9. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees will meet on Wednesday, April 25 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are Board Decides Authority To Ban Alcohol On Boardwalk Lies With LeaseholderMerchants Association Seeks Answers To Alcohol-Fueled Problems
PAGE 6 Island Times April 17, 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 honorourmarines.org Make a donation to support the TOWERWoo-hoo to the Blue Wahoos! My granddaughter Quincy Rowe (aka Sissy Girl) caught It wasnt cool but the rain closets and shake the house free start digging around in there (alkey that got lost during Mardi Junkanoos Easter Bonnet and and Cowboy Klein had the winCongratulations to the new Island Timesare just two of our friends dedicertainly a great addition to our reading a single one of the colwhile we still continue to argue grass continues to grow alongBack in the olden days of the street and returned it safely one of the hurricanes and I know Cooler Corn 25-30 ears fresh corn, shucked 5 gallons boiling water 1 clean cooler Salt to taste close cooler lid and the corn will get your sunscreen! Cullen Stanley took Brianne Gomez to be his wife in a beachside ceremony, Saturday, March 24. Sandra Dean Eicher, notary, performed the ceremony. The couple honeymooned in Mississippi. Its all about the HAT! Kathi Lewis judged the Deviled Egg Contest in her Easter bonnet at the Krewe of Junkanoo Easter Eggstravaganza at the Shaker on April 7.
Island TimesPAGE 7 April 17, 2012 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com email@example.com Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward, along with Honorary Vice Consul to Spain, Maria Davis accepted one of the State of Floridas highest awards on behalf of Revolutionary War Hero and Pensacola historical Hayward was joined by other representatives from Pensacola historical, archaeological, accepting the award, presented and Florida Secretary of State March 22. was a highly decorated Spanish military leader, served as eastward campaign originating ish forces from the Mississippi engagements of the American a diverse army of approximately allowed American Revolutionary forces a clear western front, Washington to concentrate his the Eastern seaboard. As a proud Pensacolian, it is a privilege to represent the in accepting this award, said Hayward. and record the achievements of Floridians, living and deceased, who have made major contributions to the progress and welfare of this state. Nominations are It is only a few days removed from Easter. Easter is a wonderful time for all of us, and especially each other and community. We Christian to the surprise of many is actually very simple, even a statement or two will bring us closer to our understanding of this great gift of Christianity. that's the central point of the Jesus quotes a passage from the sixth chapter of Deuteronomymind"--and so this is the heart of both the Jewish tradition and of the Christian tradition as well. loves. We need transformation. not incline us to that deep love of cess inclines us to be concerned all of us. Christian is about being part of a community of transformation. It's about living within the Christian tradition and Christian community as a means to the end as a community of formation and reformation and all of us need this. We grow up, those of us who live in western culture, we grow up in a culture that has values very, very different from what is community is about becoming involved in a process of reourselves, our identity, is shaped by involvement in Christian community. Christianity is really about the world itself--the humanly constructed world in particular-be transformed in the direction to. So, ultimately, being Christian ing the world. It's as simple and challenging as that, and it is the way of life.By Cross in the Sand A designation. Galvez Honored As Great Floridian Honorary Vice Consul to Spain Maria Davis, left, and Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward traveled to Tallahassee to accept a Great Floridian Award, March 22, conferred posthumously upon Revolutionary War Hero Bernardo de Galvez. Davis will lead a contingent to Spain to participate in Fourth of July ceremonies in Macharaviaya, Galvezs birthplace. Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), in partnership calling all artists to be a part of an outdoor art mural corridor played on the streets of Historic piece. Submissions are due to ditional information can be Also, any businesses inconjunction with this project or wanting additional information should contact Eric Johnson at Call To Artists For Outdoor Urban Gallery
PAGE 8 Island Times Some of the best things in life are free...likeIsland Timesthe next best thing is a go to MyIslandTimes.comApril 17, 2012 Recyclemania SATURDAY APR 21 8 to Noon Visitors Information Center DUE APRIL 19 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 Plan Ahead Setup Disposal of Unsold Items: Items not sold must be removed no I also agree to hold the Pensacola Beach Advocates, its governing board, and the individual members Signature _______________________________ Date ___________ www.pbadvocates.org Participants in the Five Flags Paddleboard Classic will maneuver a one mile or three mile course in Santa Rosa Sound beginning at 9 a.m. during this inaugural event, Saturday, April 21 at The Grand Marlin. This race is really for everyone, said Kevin Cook of Coastal Paddle Company. If you have never raced, come and experience this. We will let you know what to do. Racers will be divided into many different categories based on the type of board, age group and male or female. Entrants must be 13 and over to paddle in the Classic. Entry fees, special shirt and lunch at The Grand Marlin are included in the $35 race fee. An awards party will follow the competition. The younger set has not been forgotten. A Kids Race for 12-year-olds and younger will be hosted at no charge. This is so they can get a chance to be part of the action, said Cook. It will be informal and fun. No awards, no pressure. Very safe. If racing is not your style, the Grand Marlin is the site of a paddleboard session on Monday nights beginning at 6 p.m. For more information call 850-916-1600. Attention sailing enthusiasts, stand-up paddleboard fans and landlubbers! The Paddle for Preemies Paddle Board Fun Race will be Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Fitness Onboard dock on Pensacola Beach (across from the Margaritaville Beach Hotel). Early registration is $35 until April 27, or $40 on event day. A 3-mile fun race will begin at 9 a.m. for ages 13 and older, while a 1-mile rookie race will begin at 9 a.m. for ages 13 and older. Theres a one mile race for the younger set which starts at 10 a.m. for ages 12 and under. Register at active.com, or print the registration form at sacred-heart.org/foundation in the Events/Preemie Cup section. For more information about the regatta, please contact Bert Rice, Fleet Captain, at 850206-8498 or at bert.rice2012@ yahoo.com.Beach Hosts Preemie Paddleboard Race For Sacred Heart Hospital Five Flags Paddleboard Classic Launches at The Grand Marlin
PAGE 9 Island Times April 17, 2012 The School Bell RingsLindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR family owned and operated independent insurance agency TOP SPOTSThe Pensacola Beach Optimist Club hosted their annual Oratorical Contest finals March 27 at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. Fifth grader Hannah May was awarded first place. Gabbi Rice earned second place and John Turk was awarded third place. Both are in third grade. There were nine finalists representing third, fourth and fifth grades. The Optimists also host a Say No To Drugs poster contest. I SCHOOLPrincipal Jeff Castleberry announced that the Beach School teachers will each receive iPads for classroom use. He envisions a day when students will no longer use textbooks. The musty tomes will go the way of the chalkboard and slide rule.GREAT GAZEThird grade Beach School Teacher Joy McLaurine sends a big thank you to the Escambia Amateur Astronomers and all the guests who attended the March 28 Star Gaze at the School. The event helped raise funds for the PTA who served a spaghetti dinner; and the Junior Optimists who sold baked items for their Relay For Life team. It was so much fun, when the event closed at 8 p.m., no one wanted to go home, according to McLaurine.CHEER FOR THISPensacola State College is holding auditions for the mascot, cheer and dance teams for the Pirates 2012-2013 seasons. Auditions are Friday, April 27Sunday, April 29, at the Hartsell Arena, Building 3, on the Pensacola campus. For more information, contact cheer and dance coach La Rita Carter at 484-1310, firstname.lastname@example.org.MONEY ANSWERSCant make sense of your finances? Pensacola State College speech students are here to help with their online Make Cents 2 Conference. A community-service project on financial literacy, the conference features informative, entertaining and persuasive student presentations relating to personal management of money. The free, 24/7 event is from April 17 to noon, April 24. Interact live online with students 9 a.m. to noon April 19 and 24. Find the conference on Facebook page Make Cents 2 Conference, or visit http://sites.google.com/ site/makecents2conference/.AT THE FORTStudents ages 6 to 11 are invited to Fort Pickens for Junior Ranger Day as part of the celebration of the program across the nation. The Junior Ranger Day will be Saturday, April 28 from 9:45 until noon. Youngsters should meet at the Ft. Pickens Auditorium. There is no charge and no reservation is required. The $8 park entrance fee is suspended during this week. For more information go to www.nps.gov/guisSURFS UPIf you are ready to catch a few waves and learn surfing etiquette, culture, training and techniques, sign up for Surf Camp. Three day sessions begin on June 4. The charge is $150. You must be at least 8-years-old and a good swimmer. Advanced camps are available this summer as well. Class are held on the Gulfside beach southwest of Portofino. For details and to register stop by Innerlight on the Beach or call 850-934-9004. THE CATThe Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2.0, which measures student success with the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, includes assessments in reading (grades 3-10), mathematics (grades 3-8), and science (grades 5 and 8) in the 2011-2012 school year. Beach School students will be taming the FCAT tthis week through April 20. MARK YOUR CALENDARMay 28: Memorial Day Observed, no classes June 2: Gulf Breeze High School graduation, 5 p.m. June 7: Last day of school. Early release In an effort to raise awareness about sexual assault, the Lakeview Center will host the fifth annual Run for Their Lives 5K on Saturday, April 21 at 8 a.m. on Pensacola Beach. Lakeview Centers Rape Crisis/Trauma Recovery supports some of its services to victims of violent crime in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties through the Run for Their Lives 5K proceeds. The services are free of charge to patients. The run, which begins and ends at the Casino Beach, will be followed by an awards ceremony. Racers will be treated to food and live music by James Atkins and Rewind. The party includes a free drawing for prizes. Long-sleeved t-shirts are guaranteed to the first 300 registered participants. Custom awards have been created by Ben Bogan Designs will be awarded to the overall male and female run winners. The entry fee is $18 for individuals and $15 for active military. To register, go to eLakeviewCenter.org or call 850-469-3942. Lakeview Center Hosts Race on Pensacola BeachRunners Raise Funds, AwarenessDog Gone It A few news items for our furry friends FUR BALL Jury-Duty Spay & Neuter is gearing up for its fourth annual Fur Ball, Friday, August 17, at Sanders Beach Community Center. Each year, thousands of puppies and kittens are born in Escambia and Santa Rosa County and far too many of these animals enter the local kill shelters. Jury-Dutys goal is to lower these numbers through the only humane solution of spaying and neutering the current population of animals. Since Jury-Dutys inception in 2004, they have helped fund over 4,000 spay and neuter surgeries for pets from low income households and free roaming cats in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. The Fur Ball is their biggest and most important fundraiser of the year. It is a special evening in which more than 350 animal lovers and supporters come together to celebrate, find wonderful auction items, and support the lifesaving work of Jury-Duty Spay & Neuter. For more information on sponsorship or tickets, go to www.pensacolafurball.org. DOGGIE BATHE IN Does Spot stink? Make your pooch pretty with a bath and dip. Perhaps its time for a nail trim or some grooming? The Humane Society of Pensacola announced that the first Doggie Bathe In of 2012 will be Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at their location, 5 North Q Street. Call for easy directions from the Beach, 850-432-4250. Prices range from $7 to $10 for bathing and $5 for nail trim. Grooming services start at $20. This event is BYOT bring your own towels. For more information, www. HumaneSocietyofPensacola.org. ADOPT-A-THON Escambia County Animal Shelter is hosting a Showers of Love Adopt-A-Thon, 200 W. Fairfield Drive, on Saturday, April 21, from noon to 5 p.m. Artisans, crafters and food vendors will be on site selling their treasures at this family-friendly event. For information, contact Teresa Bradley, via email email@example.com or by phone 225-8568. DOG FRIENDLY Pensacola Beach is not known for being a pooch beach, but there are a few places where well behaved pets are welcome. Paradise Inn offers a number of pet friendly rooms, all of which open onto a special dog walk area. If you are hungry, you and your pup are welcome to dine on the second story waterfront deck at Surf Burger. Located upstairs from Key Sailing, just north of the Boardwalk. check out the photo gallery at myislandtimes.com
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PAGE 11 Island Times April 17, 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 Joe Lewis, BonFireJam promoter, hosted a Meet and Greet at The Grand Marlin, April 10. The concert promoter, who is originally from Santa Rosa County has been producing events in Los Angeles. He now resides on Pensacola Beach. Sunny Moulder, his assistant is in the background. Lewis announced that his goal is to bring a series of concerts to Pensacola Beach to create an economic impact for Beach businesses. The Santa Rosa Island Authority has partnered with BonFireJam in this effort. BonFireJam which features country music star Ronnie Dunn is set for Saturday, May 12. Craig Morgan, Sunny Sweeney, Brett Eldredge and Josh Thompson will also perform. Tickets are on sale online. Island Times readers can earn a 20% discount by visiting www.myislandtimes.com. STAMP OUT HUNGERPut a few cans by your mailbox. The friendly postal carriers on the Beach will pick up nonperishable food items Saturday, May 12. Now in its twentieth year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nations largest single-day food drive. This year, the food will be distributed to the following food pantries: Manna Food Pantries, St. Vincent de Paul, Bay Area Food Bank, Warrington Emergency Aid, Acts Ministries of Gulf Breeze and We Care Ministries of Navarre United Methodist Church.HOP OVER TO THE BEACHThe Bob Sikes Toll Facility was a busy place Easter Weekend. A record 57,076 cars pass through the facility Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 6-8, as compared to 56,907 during Easter weekend 2011. GRAB A PASSPORTBook a journey of internaBeach. Teri Levin is the Honorary Chairman of the Passport to Unite event, a fundraiser. You can select a weekend escape or an evening wine and dine, with proceeds benefitting the United Way of Escambia County. For more information about the Passport to Unite event or sponsorship opportunities, call Laura Hill at 850-444-7143 or email email@example.com.FEE FREEThe revered Civil War Fort which guards the western tip of Santa Rosa Island will suspend its $8 entrance fee until April 29. Ft. Pickens is fee free in celebration of National Parks Week. Be sure to drive slowly when in the park, birds are nesting.STORE MOREJust across the bridge in Gulf Breeze is Smart Stop Self Storage. If you need a place to park your boat, or just have too much stuff, call them at 850-932-2323. They have climate controlled units and digital surveillance. Not only that, it is a non-waterfront location for storage prior to storm season. BOAT BLUESThe United States Coast Guard sends vessels to serve as the centerpoint and support for the annual Blue Angels Air Show on Pensacola Beach. Not so this summer. The Santa Rosa Island Authority has asked that Congressman Jeff Miller make a special request to the Coast Guard cessful, the Board authorized the staff to rent commercial vessels, which could cost as much as $50,000. The good news is BP may come on board as a sponsor to offset the fees. WHATS IN YOUR ATTICDiane Tyson still holds the lead in old The Islander Newspaper search. Beach School teacher Kelli Gunter Moyer who was raised on Panferio Drive made a photo copy of her treasured historic copy. She is not quite ready to let go of the November 1987 edition with her brother Jacob on the front cover. Sandy Watkins believes she may have some oldies, but goodies that will contend for a prize. She just moved back from North Carolina and thinks her archives are stored in some boxes with her 45 record collection. You have until May 1, 2012 to turn in your old editions of The Islander Newspaper. You may Gulf Breeze, FL 32562; or drop them off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center.PINK RELAY TEAMSharon Mattairs Studio 98 Relay for Life Team will participate in the Navarre Relay for Life, April 20-21. They will be stylish in their pink football jerseys and matching pink knee socks. Anyone wishing to make a donation can stop by the shop on Highway 98, ten miles east of WalMart. BARTENDING TO WINCongrats to Dedrick Harmon of Flounders and Ashley Foreman Rotenberry of the Sandshaker Half Hour Happy Hour bartenders contest. Winners will be announced April 30.
Island Times April 17, 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 17Mike Sarra and Dennis Gossman 6 PM -9 PM 18-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 19-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 203 Civilized Natives 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 21-Blenders 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 22-Southern Breeze 4 PM -8 PM 24Sean Brown and Kelly Gallawa 6 PM -9 PM 25-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 26-Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 27-Josh Tyrone and Josh Dodson 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 28-Johnny Barbato and Lucky Dogs 7:30 PM 29-Lektric Mullet 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! Pensacola Beach music fans will be treated to the sultry sounds of Holly Shelton at the April 17 Bands on the Beach concert at the Gulfside Pavilion 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 17: Holly Shelton April 24: Beulah Land South Band May 1: Mass Kunfuzion May 8: Westside Players May 15: Mr. Big & The Rhythm Sisters May 22: The True Blue Band May 29: The Song Byrds June 5: The Astronauts June 12: Lektric Mullet June 19: Dr. Breeze June 26: Modern Eldorados July 3: Johnny Earthquake & The Moondogs July 10: Crosstown July 17: Pearl Clarkin & Big Jim Brown 2012 Bands on the Beach ScheduleThe Sundeck Saloon Back in 1987 Jim Randol,who lived over in Villa Sabine, opened a great little bar named The Sundeck Saloon. It was in one of the old block motel buildings where the Soundside Market is just west of where the RV Park is being built today. Jims little bar drew a real good crowd of locals and visitors. It was well decorated but it may not have the best timing in the world to start a beach business. There was some kind of oil problem going on and the beach tourist crowd just wasnt showing up. Jim had a good selection but the times just werent right which made it a really was a good place for locals to hang out in spite of the bad economic times. Later on Jim sold the Sundeck to Joy and Les Anderson who changed The Sundeck from wine, beer and hotdogs to grits, eggs, wine, beer and hot dogs. The name, The Sundeck Saloon, remained the same. I talked to Jim Randol recently. He is living in Ft. Myers Beach and sounds great. I look on him as a real good friend. When the wine bar morphed into the eggs and grits and the oil scare calmed down a bit, tourists returned to the Beach, but The Sundeck still was primarily full of local people. A lot of them are gone now but some of the stories linger on. You could count on Papa Joe Reynolds, Harry Gowens and Wally Pecevich being there every morning. Sometimes if there were tourists having breakfast, Joy would have to calm the language down a little, but otherwise it was great place to keep up with what was going on. Papa Joe I dont know how far Papa Joe got through school or even what he did during the war. I think he may have worked at the Navy yard. He and I liked oatmeal for breakfast at The Sundeck and Joe always had the morning newspaper with him. I can see him now with that flowing white beard and his coffee and newspaper. I noticed he always kept the paper on our table against the wall. He wouldnt let it get over to the big table with the crowd. I found out why later. This was not really Papa Joes newspaper. It had just been delivered to his neighbor Hazel Faireys house, and every morning Joe would pick it up from Hazels driveway and take it to The Sundeck where he carefully read it, then put back it together and returned it to Hazels yard. He thought he was getting by with something but Hazel saw him get it every morning. I dont think he ever realized she knew what was going on all the time. I always thought she loved the old coot. I remember the morning when Papa Joe didnt show up at the Sundeck with his paper. Hazel noticed the paper was still in her driveway and Joes truck was in his driveway. She called Joes good friend, Tommy Chavis, to tell him something was wrong. Tommy checked the house and found Joe Reynolds still on his bed, but Papa Joe had gone home. Things were very sad at The Sundeck for some time Joy and Les On a brighter note Joy and Les Anderson had a great following at The Sundeck. Breakfast was always a standout. It was amazing what Joy could do with an electric fry pan, a toaster and a never empty pot of coffee. On special evenings Joy would have real dinners. She would cook the lighter meals and seafood using her fry pan. The Sundeck suppers were fantastic. The best friends you could have, along with the best food, all at the same place. How can you beat that? But lets not forget Les Anderson. Joys husband Les would come in to work at The Sundeck about the time the breakfast crowd was leaving and set up for the afternoon. There wasnt a whole lot of lunch business but Les would cook you a hamburger if you pleaded hard enough. He would much rather just pop you a beer to go with the one he was drinking and go on with the conversation. He did create a fantastic hamburger The Lester Burger, but that was about it. My friend Bob Barrington and I would have lunch at The Sundeck often and one day I asked Les if he would slit a hotdog and grill it real crusty for me. He said he would be happy to slit the hot dog and grill it real crusty. And then asked, if I would prefer the dog be slit length wise or would I prefer it be slit cross wise before it was grilled? Bob nearly fell off his bar stool laughing, but we enjoyed the grilled hot dogs. Mine was cut across the grain. Bobbys was cut along the grain. The Sundeck has been closed for years. The old cottages are a distance memory. Les passed away. Joy is retired. I miss those days and the people who made them so remarkable. July 24: The Reunion Band July 31: Not Quite Fab August 7: The Laymen August 14: Big Muddy August 21: Southern Breeze August 28: The Sawmill Band September 4: 13th Hourglass September 11: Wildwood September 18: no concert September 25: Kee Creek Band October 2: On the Beach October 9: Class X October 16: One Accord October 23: Civilized Natives October 30: Touch of GrayHolly Headlines At Beach Concert
PAGE 13 Island Times April 17, 2012Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next week Madame Astra on the boardwalk bamboowillies.com April 19 Brian Short, 7 PM PM AM April 26 Jon Kott Duo, 7 PM PM PM PM fuel for fun.... 190 octane Hooters Bikini Contest Finals 3 PM Dont Miss SAT the 28 TH Crawfish Boil 1 PM Maggie KoernerARIES (March 21 to April 19) A sudden change of plans could lead to a misunderstanding with a friend or family member. Be ready to offer a full explanation of your decision. A past favor is returned. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Expect pressure from those who want you to change your position on a matter of importance. However, the determined Bovine will be able to withstand the bullying and win out. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It's time to stop dwelling on past disappointments and move on to other possibilities. By week's end, you'll be meeting new people and making new plans for the future. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A long-simmering situation between co-workers threatens to heat up and could create problems with your work schedule. Best advice: Consult a supervisor on how to proceed. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You might have just learned that someone close to you is keeping a secret. And, of course, the Cat's curiosity has gone into overdrive. But be patient. All is revealed soon enough. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Don't give up. The recognition citing the good work you recently did will come through. Meanwhile, an opportunity opens up that can lead to a lot of traveling later on. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A financial crunch eases, but it's still a good idea to keep a tight rein on what you spend for nonessentials. Education becomes a major focus as the week winds down. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Recent encounters with stressful situations could require some restorative measures to get your energy levels back up. Talk to your doctor about a diet and exercise program. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) New connections follow changes on the job or in your personal life. But keep your feelings reined in until these relationships have a chance to develop. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Pay more attention to your aches and pains, and avoid self-diagnoses. Seek professional advice to make sure these problems won't lead to something more serious. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You love doing research and learning new things, so you'll be happy to know that education becomes a big part of your life at this time, and for some time to come. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your Piscean penchant for doing things logically could be challenged by an equally strong emotional reaction to a new situation. Best advice: Keep the two factors in balance. BORN THIS WEEK: You love music and nature. You would be an excellent environmentalist, as well as a fine singer or musician.
PAGE 14 Island Times April 17, 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 ADVERTISINGPensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach Visit online gulfbluevacations.com __________________________ Real Estate For Rent CalendarApril 17 County Commission Meeting. Palafox Place. 5:30 April 17 Bands on the Beach. Featuring Holly Shelton. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. 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 April 21 Paddleboard Classic. Grand Marlin.9 AM April 21 Cobia Fishing Tournament. Paradise Bar and Grill. Ends Sunday. April 21 National Parks Week. Free entrance to Fort Pickens thr April 29. April 21 Tour de Cure bicycling event. The Andrews Institute. April 24 Beach Chamber Meeting. 8:30 a.m. Days Inn. Guest passes. 850-932-1500. April 24 Bands on the Beach. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. 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 28 Paddling for Preemies. Fitness on Board. 9 a.m. April 29 BINGO Beach Elks Lodge. 6 p.m. $1 per card. Family friendly. Open to public. May 1 Bands on the Beach, 79 Gulfside Pavilion May 5 Race for the Roses, Optimist Club Fundraiser. Open to the public. Santa Rosa Dunes 3 p.m. May 8 Military Fishing Expedition Dockside Party. Elks Lodge, 2 p.m. Welcome anglers, picnic, ceremonies. May 8 Bands on the Beach. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. May 12 BonFireJam Concert. Tickets required. Doors open at 3 p.m. May 12 Civil War Presentation. Ft. Pickens 6 PM May 13 Symphony by the Sea. Concert. 7 p.m. Free BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com BEACH BRIDGE CLUB 9:15 to 2 on MON and FRI Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge Sid Hite 932-1739 Fitness Four bedroom brick home 2,000 SF. Gulf Breeze Proper. Features a formal living room,dining room, family room, fireplace. Nan Harper, Island Realty, 850-293-9321 Tai Chi for your wellness, stress relief, immunities; pm free ongoing at United Methodist, 75 Fairpoint, Gulf Breeze. am, free 1st class, then $5 at Gulf Breeze. Bring a friend. firstname.lastname@example.org. Vacation Rental Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Gulf view October. www.vrbo.com/95159 Mention VRBO 95159 for Discount NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________ 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 Pssst . . if you want to be a wise guy about beach stu read Island Times WeddingsNOTARY to perform wedding ceremonies. 850-748-6878 Pets 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, 2013 Building Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. dential Interview. Noel Faddis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 Celebrate Arbor Day Hug A Tree April 27
Island Times PAGE 15 April 17, 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 know whats happening read Island TimesHave your copy delivered to your mailbox every other week. Send a check for $32 made payable to: Shelley Ink, P. O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 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 with orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaselton The Art of Nature Collection Lush rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, glowing canyons all of natures beauty comes to life this season in lightweight, high-gloss, makeup thats fun with good-for-you botanicals like aloe and shea butter. Gordon Paulus is a good egg. He organizes the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Beach Church. As he lined the children up based on ages, April 7 in the Churchs parking lot, he comically announced the rules to one hundred egg-cited children. Six-year-old Lilly OConnell is a kindergartner at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. She had a bucket full of Easter eggs at the conclusion of the Beach Churchs annual egg hunt, April 7. No one is sure how one of the smaller egg hunters found the largest egg, but pre-schooler Ben OConnell shows off the prize. He was one of the crowd of youngsters who participated in the Pensacola Beach Churchs Easter Egg Hunt, April 7. Making new friends at the Easter Egg Hunt is part of the fun. Caroline Butts, 6, of Pensacola (left) and Lauren Pinkston of Pensacola Beach, were having a blast comparing the dozens of eggs in their Easter baskets at the Beach Church, April 7.
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Island Times PAGE 17 April 17, 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 MostlyBy Candace SegarThere are a lot of travesties in this life, but I think one of the biggest ones falls within use the word travesty? Travesty or grotesque misrepresentation or a grossly inferior imitation. The French word travestir means to disguise, and this is exactly what has happened regarding UFOs and sightings in me is the treatment of people on this planet who have reported their sightings of UFOs. Many folks have been ridiculed and debased by their governments. Now this is beginning to change. The governments of Belgium, France, England, to name a few, the public. governments acknowledging the existence of UFOs? I dont really know the answer. I do know that the information from the military, the police and civilians is taken seriously. These groups are working as one team in reporting and trying to understand what is taking place on this planet. Scientists are included in the mix in order to review any evidence that is obtained. One of the most interesting aspects of this release of information comes from England. The Division Chief for UFOs in the Department of Ministry in England from 1991 to 2006 was Nick Pope. He has been an exciting addition to the growing list of experts who speak on the UFO circuit. One key point that Pope made was that part of his job included releasing disinformation regarding UFOs. He apologized for doing this, but it was a part British government would do this? He responded that the military cannot protect us from these UFOs invading our air space. It is as simple as that. Another interesting point that was brought up in a round table discussion regarding the United States and the release of documents concerned lawsuits. I never even considered that there would be a lawsuit with claims ico. (Actually the UFO crashed in Corona, New Mexico.) For example: if technology was retrieved and given to one group, and other groups were denied this information, then a serious breach of ethics occurred. I do believe that a spaceship crashed in New Mexico. I do think we have managed through the years to back-engineer some of the technology. Maybe if we were more evolved and were a kinder species, some of these beings would land and share some of their technology with us. Here we are in the 21st instead. If we knew we could be a part of the galactic family, would we rise to the occasion? Maybe we should be thinking about this because perhaps other civilizations in the Universe are waiting for us to mature. if we grow up, well get to do just that. Santa Rosa Island Authority staff gathered at The Grand Marlin April 11 to bid farewell to Jayne Bell, who resigned her position as Director of Administration to accept a job in Santa Rosa Countys budget department. Attending the luncheon are (left, clockwise): Development and Environmental Services Director Paolo Ghio, Melody Bolster, Maintenance Director Mason Kilgore, Robbie Lofty, Executive Director Buck Lee, honoree Jayne Bell, Jamee Thompson and Finance Director Dottie Ford. Support Alliance For Emerents its third annual Preparedness ation Center, 800 Shoreline Dr. Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Expo offers attendees critical information in order to Expo Dedicated To Safety Set for Mayensure their homes and businesses are protected against disaster. Its a free event, open to public with lots of vendors and activities. Visit www.safersantarosa.org for updates. If you are interested in being a vendor or sponsor, contact Brenda at brsvpsantarosa@ mchsi.com or 850-983-5220.
Island Times April 17, 2012 PAGE 18 Turtle TRAX By DJ Zemenick Whether youre a regular beachgoer or sea turtle patroller, everyone can appreciate the wondrous experience of being on the tendrils of color spread across the sky and the frothy surf sweeps ashore to dissolve in bubbles. As a glow continues to stretch its way across the horizon, sea turtle patrollers focus on their designated sections of the beach, scanning the shoreline for disturbances in the sand which may prove to be tracks of a female sea turtle. Any sea turtle tracks that are found are of a female because once tiny hatchlings emerge from their nest and enter the water, males never come ashore again. Five of the seven species of sea turtles in the world are found swimming in Floridas waters and nesting on Florida beaches, but it is the loggerhead, named for its large head and massive jaws, which is predominant on Pensacola Beach. A few years ago a genetically distinct sub-population of loggerhead sea turtles was discovered in the Panhandle of Florida, Unfortunately reports say that our smaller, unique loggerhead sub-population may be dwindling while the sub-population which nests in the southern part of our state appears to be stabilizing. Perhaps a contributory factor to our lower numbers is that the Panhandle lags behind south Florida in terms of sea turtle conservation. Another important factor is that Escambia County remains one of the few holdouts along the coast of Florida with no lighting ordinance. While there are also a handful of counties located in the Big Bend area of the state which have no lighting ordinances, they lack of barrier islands; consequently, unlike Escambia County, they provide no available nesting grounds for sea turtles. tional Seashore and Florida Sea Grant Extension regularly hold lighting workshops to encourage local residents and businesses to learn more about sea turtle friendly lighting and even offer help in attaining grants to make changes. We have been fortunate that some of the condominiums on Pensacola Beach have taken the initiative to make changes on their own by adopting sea turtlefriendly lighting. San Souci and two of the developments which have received well-deserved recognition for their efforts, but there are others, as well as local businesses which have done the same. When it comes to sea turtle friendly lighting, our individual efforts are just as important. Lights discourage female sea turtles from coming ashore to nest and also disorient hatchlings when they are trying to make their way into the Gulf of Mexico, so less light means a better chance of survival for endangered sea turtles. Here are some simple ways you can make a difference: side, walk out on the beach at night and see what lights are have lights that are not necessary a way to shield or redirect the light downward and away from the beach. But remember, even if you dont live directly on the beach, light is cumulative and will contribute to sky glow, which is simply a prettier term for light pollution. light bulbs, if possible. Lights in this color spectrum are less disruptive for sea turtles (and draw fewer bugs!). Consider placing motion sensors on outdoor or security lights and put them on the shortest time setting so they dont burn needlessly. A light which comes on suddenly can be effective security. Close your curtains after dark to reduce the amount of visible light reaching the beach and move indoor lighting such as lamps away from windows. This is an easy way for condo owners and vacationers to help. think you need one, many stores which come with red and amber your night vision or disturb our sea turtles. Lets continue to learn more about these threatened and endangered species and what we can do to increase their odds of survival! Until next time, Lights Out! Angeli McMillan submitted this photo of her son Pier McMillan, left, and Frannie Cox with a turtle they helped while Pompano Fishing unhook the turtle and get him safely back in the water. Pier had to hold a stick in its mouth to keep him from biting down while Cox gently likely from a similar experience. The turtle swam off happy and full. Crabs: Estella Mendoza writes to the Island Times to ask, of crabs are all over the beach on that day." Justin Scher: There isn't a and it isn't something that can for us to have one, but Mobile Bay has a "regular" occurrence. The science behind it is a low oxygen level in the water, causing crabs, shrimp and sometimes in the summer months and in the pre-dawn hours. Access: Where are the Beach accesses? Cherie Graves with the ronmental Protection, Office of External Affairs, shared the online Florida Beach Access Guide. Has all public areas idenGives information on parking, fees and handicapped accessibility. Everyone can enjoy the beach. Drop Me A Line...Take the ride of you life Association Gulf Coast Tour de Cure bicycle ride on Saturday, in Gulf Breeze. The Gulf Coast Tour is one of the most scenic and breathtaking routes along options are available for everyone from novice to experienced cyclists including a 22-mile, as well as 42and 62-mile rides. Each course is supported from SAG Vehicles, rest stops stocked with energy snacks, hydration and restrooms, mechanical support line riders will be welcomed with cheering volunteers, a post-race lunch, music, massages, fun and much more. All festivities are at AnThe 62-mile course across the Pensacola Bay Bridge (3-Mile Bridge), loops through historic downtown, proceeds back across the bridge, where the 42-mile course joins them along Highway varre Park and all will then cycle across scenic J. Earle Bowden Pensacola Beach, before returnBut most importantly riders can cycle fast, slow or somewhere in between. Tour de Cure is a ride not a race. clist and all cyclists must raise a in addition to the registration fee. For more information about Cure Gulf Coast or diabetes, email@example.com.Bikers Ride Beach Roads During Tour de Cure Event
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