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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 1 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 1, 2012 Horsing Around With The Kentucky ColonelYou can take the Colonel out of Kentucky, but you cannot take the care and concern for the community out of the Colonel. As is the case traditions of the Bluegrass State where ever she is. She will command her army of volunteers to throw the biggest and best Run for the Roses fundraiser for the Beach School that Derby Day has ever seen. Its almost post time, so turn to page two for the rest of the story. Pensacola Beach Optimists Host Run For the Roses Kentucky Derby Party To Benefit Beach School


PAGE 2 Island Times May 1, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Bettie Lee and Dave Sundstrom are fashionable hosts at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Kentucky Derby party. Run For The Roses Party Guests Pony Up Funds For Beach Elementary School County To Engineer Core Improvements For Beach


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 May 1, 2012 Our latitude will change your attitude Lunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL! Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY Waterfront Dining Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 WINGS45Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: of Wine Wed: Specials Thurs: Specials Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On The Islander Newspaper April 10, 1984 I am frequently accused of hanging out in another planet although I really appear to be driving along the beach streets. If I dont smile and wave as I cruise along, beach friends get all bent out of shape and think Im upstaging them. Truth is, I am previewing their very own next issue of The Islander For here, in my truck, I try to conjure up ideas that will appeal to my beachlingsideas that will make them smileideas that will lighten their day. Once the ideas begin to surface, the task of putting them together in readable newspaper form begins. Little do these hecklers know of the treacherous journey each word must follow from the time it pops into my head until it sits happily (and hopefully spelled correctly) in The Islander Suppose I walk into Neros and Andrea gives me a list of birthdays on the back of a sales slip. Suppose I travel on to The Islander Lounge and Mary a cocktail napkin. Suppose Im standing in the parking lot and Steve Orlich says, I want an ad in your paper. Suppose Dirty Dick writes a dart tournament date on the back of a match book cover and hands it to me. Suppose I bore you to death in countless meetings, taking notes, trying to look intelligent. Suppose you see Liz and me shooting pictures of almost everything. What happens to all this miscellaneous raw material? First, I empty my pockets and my briefcase on my drawing board every day. Once I get past the urge to set the whole little stack of stuff on fire, I begin sorting it out and then I sit down at the typewriter and assemble it for its proper niche in the paper. I write columns, headlines, stories, cutlines, pick up advertising, lay out all over the beach, hoping for a well-rounded newspaper even if I do ignore gory accidents and police reports. Once I have written the stories and laid out the ads, I mark the type faces and sizes for the typesetter, and she magically transforms my scratching and miserable typing into the columns which will appear in the paper. Perhaps, the most discouraging day of my life every two weeks is the Saturday morning the great long galleys of type hanging on the drying line. Once again, it is a hodge podge of headlines, cutlines, advertising and straight matter, waiting to be trimmed, waxed and inserted into the layout sheets. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is more formidable than 32 pages of blank layout paper. It is awesomely evil. And so it begins, page by page, hour after hour, Saturday, Sunday, until sometimes Monfor the early morning trip to the web press in Crestview. I arrive in Crestview at 8 on Tuesday morning and begin the camera work insertion of pictures and artwork which have been shot by the press camera. Finally, The Islander is put to bed. Several hours later, if the presses dont break down if the folder doesnt quitif the blanket dont go bad, The Islander emerges. Oh, what a beautiful sight to see it rolling off the presses one more time! The press men load it up and we bring it home. Thats how The Islander gets from copy on a bar napkin to a newspaper on a bar top. As I write this column today, I am shocked to realize this has been my routine for the ever write a will, it could not possibly begin, being of sane mind Only a madwoman would choose to live a life of chaos. But I enjoy madnessespecially when I see people reading The Islander and smiling and laughing. I kind of get a kick out of being introduced as Jane, she owns The Islander you know. Or when business owners tell me the ads draw a lot of customers or when someone says, Oh, I send The Islander all over the world. Fact is, I could get downright obnoxiously pompousbut I just dont have time. No, I really dont have the time to grow haughty. I have a newspaper to get out. Island Times Look for early delivery of Island Times during May. May 11 & May 25Good News!


PAGE 4 Island Times May 1, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE Dance in the sand STAY & PLAY Waterfront Florida Style Inn paradisebar-grill.com paradiseinn-pb.comBar/Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319Come as you are Bike, boat or carFull Service Bar Live Music MusicSeafood to snacksOne visit here & youll know why we call it 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach MAY1: Josh Garrett & Victor Wainwright 2: Shane Dewight 3: Mac Arnold 4: For Tru 5: Posi Tones 6: John Hart & Fatty Waters 7: All Star Jam 8: Harper 9: Fish Out of Water 11: Gary Talley & The Posi TonesMothers Day May 13DASH RIP ROCK concert waterfront stage open air bar full menuMERMAID DOWNWhat do school teachers do during summer vacation? Joy McLaurine, who is the third grade teacher at the Beach School will be a mermaid this summer. Seems she is finishing her SCUBA dive into the world of undersea mysteries. ENGAGING GALGulf Breeze Chamber Exec Josie Cotti has a new sparkler in Tampa, surprised her at the Worship by the Water Easter Service at Flounders with a ring and request for her hand in marriage. The answer was yes, and the big day is set for September 16. The couple will live in Gulf Breeze. FAMOUS RACEStephenie Allen completed her first Boston Marathon on April 16. Allen posted a very respectable 3:59:23. Shes back to work at Jacobs Chiropractic and chasing after her sons Noah and Finn. She and husband Clark live in Gulf Breeze. BEACH BOUNDBrianna Paulus will be back on the beach this summer workyear at the University of South Florida. According to mom Karen, Brianna will take two classes online and already has plans to study abroad during the Summer of 2013. Busy girl. SENDING SUNSHINEIf you receive a special card in the mail for your birthday or a note full of get well wishes, it might likely be from Carol Forest. Carol sends real cards full of care and old fashioned love to her friends and Beach Church family. Carols husband Reverend Jack Forest who passed away, was the Beach Church pastor for many years. ALOHA DOCNext time you see Dr. Tracey Pinkston she may be prescribing rest and relaxation as the best medicine. She just returned from she and daughter Lauren spent a week during Easter break. THAWING OUTGwen Foster, who has been answering the Trivia questions from New Jersey, admits that her brain has been frozen in the cold northeast. She is headed home to Gulf Breeze this week. Warm up, Gwen. BOBBIES BIRTHDAYToasting another year, Bobbie Chapin celebrated with Doc Chapin, as her Gulf Breeze students called her, lives on Pensacola Beach.SYMPATHIESBeach friends and family extend their heartfelt sympathy to Jim and Lynda Knell, whose daughter Layla Noelle Knell, 24, passed away in Miami on April 14. Layla was a graduate of Pensacola Beach Elementary School and was a former Krewe of Kids queen. After graduating with in 2005, she earned a bachelors degree in International Trade and Marketing from FIT in New York. A memorial service was held in her honor, April 28 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. The Trivia Master spins an eerie tale that when the warm midnight breeze blows from the west across the protected waters of the Cove, those who listen carefully can hear the laughter of Jean LaFitte and his band of pirates, counting their coins. With his eye patch pulled down over his right eye, the Trivia Master asked for the location of the original Ships Store. Tim Pike said X marks the spot of the current PegLeg Petes locaScott Amberson, who along with his wife Kristin, own PegLegs, is the resident expert. Scott wrote, 1010 Fort Pickens Road. Known today as Pegleg 1983. Right, right and right again. The Knights of the Trivia Roundtable wasted little time in answering this. Then, it was back to their courtly duties. Sir Morrie Drees said that it would which now houses PegLegs. The Knight remembers the Kings. Sir Offshore Chuck Brower, who is well familiar with all things salty and seaworthy said The Moorings, but took a second look at his treasure map and decided it was PegLegs. The Lady of the Roundtable Kim Schmitz charted a course for an early and exact answer PegLeg Petes. Fellow publisher Chuck Steeles correct answer slid in the middle of the pack. Better late, than wrong, Mr. Publisher. Gwen Foster said Pirates Cove because it sounds good. The Trivia Master thinks it sounds good, too, but not good enough for a shirt. A handful of votes were cast for The Moorings, which came along later in beach history. Our friend Bob Dority dove way down into the late sixties for his answer of Captain Reds. Sorry Big Bob. And, the newcomer to Trivia, Mary Claus thought The Moorings was the spot. The Burford family developed The Moorings which had a restaurant, ship store and a marina. It now is ing, Innerlight. The history of our area is well kept by the Fiesta of Five Flags organization. They host a variety of events, celebrating the discovery of our area, some of which involve Pensacola Beach. One such event is the Treasure the hunters followed clues and unearthed a treasure chest containing a prize. In honor of the Quadricentennial Celebration in 1959, a very rare and special prize was awarded to the winners of the hunt. If you can name this prize, a very rare and special Island Times t-shirt will come your way. Send your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth.net with trivia in the subject line. The answer must be accompanied by your name and phone number. Deadline to answer is May 6. Pensacola Beach resident Ed Fish has been reappointed to the Escambia County Marine Advisory Committee by County Administrator Randy Oliver. At the April 17 County Commission meeting the board voted unanimously to retain Captain Fish, who has served aboard the committee since May 2008. The Committee is charged to explore research, provide technical expertise and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding the development, administration and preservation of the Countys marine resources. Other committee members are: Chairman Eilene Beard, Vice Chairman David Dodson, Cathy Watson, Earle Rader, Sidney Jeff Clopton, Gene Ferguson, Dave For information about volunteering on committees, call Tonya Gant, at 850-595-3935.Fish Serves Aboard Escambia County Marine Advisory CommitteeThe onslaught of Redfish anglers has Fred Flounder seeing spots during the Spots and counting of spots and measureSaturday, on Flounders Beach. Unlike other tournaments, the weight is not a determining factor. The contest ends at 5 p.m. shore, piers, aboard kayaks and fee is $100 for two person teams. Registration forms are available online at www.spotsandslots.com and Tackle in Gulf Breeze. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge.


PAGE 5 Island Times May 1, 2012 Santa Rosa Island Authority Board member Tammy Bohannon contends that an increase in the toll will pave the way for a better beach. She updated the SRIA Development and Leasing Committee on progress of the core area redevelopment plan at their April 25 meeting. After stating that the two options in the Master Plan were not accepted by the County Commission, Bohannon said, The fact remains that we have a need for capital improvements and a need for funding such improvements. A cost of two to three dollars to enjoy the entire day at the beach is extremely affordable. We provide free parking. It costs more than that to visit downtown for 8 hours. Committee Chairman Ed Guernsey agreed, noting that the toll has not increased since 1991. Ultimately, the decision to change the toll rests with the County Commissioners, who have not shown an interest in toll increases during an election year. The County controls the tolls and the collection facility. Committee members offered input to alleviate parking woes staff to bring a report outlining costs and designs for an unpaved parking lot to be located on a public parcel between Avenida 13 and Avenida 14 in the residential area east of the core. This idea might have value to help solve the parking problem, said Guernsey. Its mostly vacant except for a gazebo. With some white rock, it could add several hundred parking places. Guernsey also offered an idea for mass transit on big event weekends to include lane reversals so trolleys and busses could bring guests to the island. We should add this to our event planning, said Guernsey. We had better come up with something to accommodate the able and free. Committee member Dave Pavlock concurred with the mass transit idea, and noted that the idea of a beach parking garage had resurfaced during public comment at the April 17 County Commission meeting. I think we can dust off some previous parking garage plans, bring them up to date, said Pavlock. The County is in line to get BP funds. I wonder if they would think about allocating money for a parking garage on Pensacola Beach and on Perdido Key? Bohannon has been a champion of the walkable boardwalk linking the entire core area as the one. She would like to see this included in the budget planning process for next year. If we could get a clearly we could actually do, I think this is that project, she said. If we do not take responsibility for our own destiny, then someone else is going to. We have got to get the people to buy into this. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee said that soundside renourishment will take place in the future, which is a prerequisite to constructing a boardwalk. Board member Fred Gant commented that some of the ideas had come full circle, and that there was too much inaction due and mission. EDSA brought us a parking garage with a walkover two years ago, he said. Two years ago and we are back at the same place. What is our vision of the beach? Are we the laid back beach or the bustling downtown core with nightlife? He wanted staff to compile all the ideas presented, quantify what was practical and doable. Committee member Vernon Prather hopes to clarify the vision and mission that the Santa Rosa Island Authority was created to carry out. The Chairman tasked me at the organization of the SRIA, he said. We need to review and understand our mission, make and departments. Elected Board member Dr. Thomas Campanella reminded that the charter does not compel the board to develop the island into a destination resort. He recommended funding projects with lease fees and not asking the County for money. He defended the SRIA as good stewards of the island. After noting that the County has a $6 million Medicaid liability owed to the State, he said, They are looking for money and are going to take it from us, he said. Lets bite off what we can do. The better we look in the eyes of the public, the better chance we have in maintaining the SRIA to take care of the island. Everyone will tell you, this is the best beach to come to. Transporting visitors around the island continued to dominate the agenda, when two pedicab operations requested permission to peddle their services. The Committee moved the concessions to the May 9 meeting, pending a County staff. Since the cab service operates on County-owned roads, it must be approved by them. Architectural and Environmental Committee members were updated on the Trolley services contract, hours and dates by SRIA Director of Development Services Paolo Ghio. The Committee approved recommendations for eight new stops along with the upgrades to meet ADA standards. The trolleys will begin service on May 25 and will operate daily from 4 p.m. to midnight until September 3. There is no charge ride the trolley. The SRIA Full Board will meet Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. with these items on their agenda. The meetings are open to the public. For meeting information, Ideas To Ease Parking Woes Top Committee Discussions


PAGE 6 Island Times May 1, 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 TOWER Taco Puffs 1 pound ground beef Cup onion, chopped 1 can green chiles (6 oz.) 1 pkg. Taco seasoning 2 tubes Flaky biscuits 8 oz. Four Cheese Mexican Blend, shredded EtrsN t Friday, May 4: Shredding event, free to the public, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Cordova MallCounty To End Toll Facility Agreement


Island TimesPAGE 7 May 1, 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 joe@ycpals.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 Milton 916-9000 For some, Tuesday, May 1 is the Feast Day of St. Joseph the Worker. Although we all may have different views on the title of "Saint," I would like to focus on Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. If we recall from the birth narrative of Jesus found in the Gospel according to Matthew, after Jesus is born, Joseph is warned in a dream to not return to his homeland. He is told to escape to Egypt in order to protect his son from King Herod, who sought to kill this threat to his throne. You can imagine, Joseph had only brought enough supplies for their time in Bethlehem; he did not expect to be moving. What great strain and stress he must of ing his family in a foreign land. He obviously found some kind of work because they returned back to their home healthy. How many of our friends, our family members, or even ourselves might be found without work these days. Joseph trusted passion, which was tested and appreciated work as a gift from God, as something undeserved. For those who have a job, be thankful, as I would suppose you are, for this gift of being able to work and make a living. We have sist others who are less fortunate than we. For those without jobs, my prayers go out you that you might Heavenly Father, we realize that without you our labor is in vain. We ask you to bless us in our work, and to provide work for the those that lack this opportunity to support themselves, knowing all we have in life is a gift. Amen Rainy days will no longer mean soggy students at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. The tors voted to hire a contractor to extend the roof over their Via de ing, April 23. Currently, students who arrive by bus and carpool are subject to the elements. The project, which is estimated to cost $18,000, will take place over the summer and be complete prior to the August 20 start date. Additional improvements will include landscaping and new curbing to be designed by Ken Griffin Landscaping after a permitting process has been completed, according to Jeff Castleberry, principal. fer Neal reported that the teaching ipads, purchased by the Board. We cannot thank you enough, said Neal. We are able to link the ipad directly to the Activeboard in our classroom. Its just awesome. Teachers are able to use the sentations and source additional materials immediately to enhance the students learning. With the wireless capacity the instruction ing students without interrupting tive covers for the iPads and pend for purchasing educational apps. The weeks leading up to the last day of school are very busy according to Fifth Grade teacher Margie Pitts. The FCAT testing concluded on April 27 for grades grade will take their standardized The calendar includes a school wide field trip to the Navarre Marine Science Center Orleans on May 24. Students will attend Gulf Breeze Middle School Orientation on May 30. The Board is chaired by Todd McCurdy. Members include Mark Thompson Shelby Smith, Julie Cardwell, Jeff May, Neal and Pitts. The next meeting will be Monday, May 21 at 6 p.m. at the Beach School computer lab. Meetings are open to the public.Board Approves Upgrades To School Building Pensacola Beachs long serving Mayor Bob Merriman, center, has an ongoing fundraising campaign for the Beach School. He presented Beach School Principal Jeff Castleberry, left, and teacher Debbie Campanella, with Country star Josh Thompson will perform an acoustic set at noon on Saturday, May 12, to Beach. This free event will take Quietwater Beach, and is open to the public Parking is free, but limited. Tickets to the main show featuring Ronnie Dunn, Sunny Sweeney, Brett Eldredge, Josh Thompson and Craig Morgan will also be sold during concert while supplies last. at the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino Beach begins at 3:30 p.m. with the gates opening at 11 a.m. Get to the beach early to get your wristband at the main show site. Bring beach chairs and blankets. Beach businesses, all within easy walking distance, will be open, ready to serve you. Thompson Plays Free Concert


PAGE 8 Island Times May 1, 2012 The Pensacola Beach Chamber membership meeting took a culinary turn on April 24 as the group welcomed new restaurants, applauded the heard updates about the Taste The Taste of the Beach committee announced that a new will be in the Performance PaIT Is dessert contest hosted by Island Times Two off-beach restaurants Aegean Breeze and Taste of Chamber, along with Gulf Breezes BOTE Boards, according to President Maureen increased steadily and now LaMar thanked the renewing members Good Time Tours, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Gulf Breeze of fun despite the weather on The tips earned totalled ing Expedition will take place the entire Beach community Pensacola Beach Marina to welcome The Entertainer charter boat and military anglers back public input about the core area were killed by the County Comthey think should happen in the thusiasts are encouraged to enter Chrissy Cook noted that tourtheir guests down to our family friendly Bingo night, said and makes a great impression on The Beach Chamber will meet Tuesday, May 29 at the sacola Beach will be crowned at Kings Ladies King Mackerel compete for two thousand dollars ditional cash prizes for second through fourth place based on Other than King Mackerel, Chamber Membership Continues To IncreaseLady Anglers To Rule The Weigh In at Queen of Kings Fishing Tournament


PAGE 9 Island Times May 1, 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 check out the photo gallery at myislandtimes.comSANDPIPER STARSThe following students were named to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School Honor Roll for the third nine-weeks. Kelli Moyers First Grade A Honor Roll Aiden Bebout Maggie Feltenberger Victoria Garza Zach Giovanini Elijah Jones Morgan Kronlage Gracyn Phelps Aaron Sampson McKell Spring Katie Turk Hollyn Will A/B Honor Roll Kate Allen Addison Comeaux Laney Farmer Emery Hasell Taylor Jenkins Kendall McCurdy Jameson Walker Debbie Campanellas Second Grade A Honor Roll Natalia Dadisman Haden McBroom Kaelyn Quinn Erin Wang A/B Honor Roll Cyrus Amjad Charlie Atkins Taylor Brame Gracie Clay Skylar Farej Jack Gaiennie Ryan Johnson Elena Hynes Michael Mabire Kacie May Savannah Persky Nicholas Sampson Joy McLaurines Third Grade A Honor Roll Austin Burkett Lauren Feltenberger Libbie Frierdich Jude Hunter Max Mateer Ryland McCurdy Jackie Molyneaux Jenny Molyneax Mia Montgomery Gabriella Rice John Turk A/B Honor Roll Hannah Buchalter Micha Clark Macy Claire Cronin Alana Depascalis Jack Dolister Taylor Farej Elise Kersch Kai Hoffert Lauren Thompson Tara Turks Fourth Grade A Honor Roll Sofie Babcock Sophie Faircloth Chloe Kauffman Matthew McCurdy Dylan Renfroe Caleb Sampson Jon Sawyer Smith A/B Honor Roll Tanner Braxton Cali Hargrove Erin Johnson John McDowell Kimberly Noble Miah Penaloza Mackenzie Quinn Tekoah Roby Margie Pitts Fifth Grade A Honor Roll Carlee Amberson Madison Clay Hannah May Grace Reece Emily Wang A/B Honor Roll Katarina Denton Chloe Huntley Cayson McCurdy Harrison ODaniel Ashley Price Ethan Roberts Sophia Slobodian Madison Therrell Joshua Thompson Sydney Truax TOP MARKSIsland Times congratulates the following Gulf Breeze High School students who were named to the Honor Roll for the third nine-week grading period. Seniors: Jefferson Shell, Haley Bohannon, Chelsee Francis, Luke Means, Zachary Noyes, Juniors: PJ Dunne, Adam Foley, Marina Johnson, Eric Post, Sage Baird, Chase Dupuis, Jack Ettelson, Thomas Fitzgerald, Miranda Henderson, Kendall Hoovers, Jessica Koch, Alexa McKnight, Harley Taylor and Oceane Ziegler Sophomores : Savannah Dunne, Kimberly Stilson, Reghan Elliott, Kylie Feltenberger, Alyson Francis, Cate Hodges, Ciara Spencer, Bailey Trzcinski, and Haley Watson Freshmen : Savannah Crowdis, William Green, Duncan Niven, Sara Post, and Kiley Stromberg. BIG BROTHERAshley Price described her brother Ians history fair project that he completed with Jet Crowdis as really big. Meaning that is was very important; and it takes up most of his room. The project is being judged in the State History Fair. Ashley is a fifth grader at Pensacola Beach Elementary School and a competitive swimmer. Ian and Jet are freshmen at Pensacola High School. MAD ABOUT SCHOOLMadi Clay loves Pensacola Beach Elementary School and it shows. She has been designated as the Student of the Year. An award given to one fifth grade student who exemplifies the best citizenship, grades and school spirit. SAILING AWAYIf you are interested in Junior Sailing Camp at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, dont miss the boat. Register immediately. The camp takes a limited number of students for the August 6 10 event. Cindy McBride is the captain of this program. She can be reached at 850-502-3049.KIDS COLLEGE CAMPKids College at Pensacola State College campuses runs June 11 to Aug. 10 and is geared for children 6 to 12-years-old. Courses are offered between 8 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. Monday through Friday in separate age groups. Cost varies, depending on selections. Classes include Math Games, Spanish, Chinese Culture, Book Club, Digital Photography, Art Around the World, Drawing Studio, Fashion Design, Olympic Games, Harry Potter, Newspaper Reporter, Swimming, Lego World, Private I Sleuth and much more. Kids College also offers specialized camps for a variety of age groups including Chihuly Art Camp, Follow Me Robot, Environmental Camp, Junior Medical Explorer Camp and a selection of sports camps for girls and boys. For more information and registration, go to www.pensacolastate.edu/continuingeducation or call 850-484-1797. PLAY IT SAFEFifth grade students from Byrneville Elementary School in northern Escambia County will be hosted by the Beach School fifth grade class on May 4 during Beach Safety Day. Santa Rosa Island Authority Director of Public Safety Bob West and his staff give the kids beach and water safety tips. The two classes go to the beach and have lunch together. According to the teachers, some the visiting students have never been to the beach prior to this visit. The beach students tour the north end of the county in a reciprocal program. DATES TO REMEMBERMay 4: Beach Safety Day May 5: Beach School fundraiser, Derby Party, Santa Rosa Dunes Clubhouse. May 12: Sunshine Math Contest May 24: New Orleans Field Trip June 5: Fifth Grade Promotion Ceremony, 3:30, Our Lady June 6: Water Day Beach School June 7: Last day of school, early dismissalAuthority Board To Recommend Recognition ProgramUsing the granite bench dedicated by McGuire Martin to honor the founders of the Beach Mardi Gras as an example, the Santa Rosa Island Authority Administrative Committee discussed a recognition program to honor those who have made a profound impact on Pensacola Beach. The committee voted to create a three member Spirit of the Island Award committee at their April 25 meeting comprised of an SRIA board member, Beach Chamber member and a longtime resident of Pensacola Beach. The Committee voted to have Elected SRIA member Dr. Thomas Campanella serve as their representative. The Beach Chamber representative and Campanella will be tasked with choosing the third person to serve. We can publicize this program and have the general public bring forward nominations, said Administrative Committee member Dave Pavlock. The Spirit Committee could review the nominations, and bring forward some recommendations. The SRIA Full Board will vote on this item at their May 9 meeting.


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PAGE 11 Island Times May 1, 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 LOW LIGHTSSRIA staffer Paolo Ghio, Sea Grant Extension Agent Rick OConnor, Park Service Ranger Mark Nicholas and Turtle volunteer DJ Zemenick completed a light assessment on Pensacola Beach April 24. The results will be shared with businesses and residents who need to dim their glow during turtle nesting season. The good news is there are matching grant funds, and experts to help beach businesses become better stewards. GOOD FOR YOUThe friendly chefs who prepare the dishes at The Native Caf want their customers to look good and live long. The broccoli salad or chickpea salad for a side dish is a healthy alternative to french fries. Owner Joyce Brown suggests you try their fruit salad with freshly picked blackberries.SMASHED GOALThe first ever Pensacola Beach Relay for Life surpassed their fundraising goal of $35,000 by leaps and bounds. The energetic teams raised a total of $49,600 during the April 13-14 event. Over two dozen teams participated including a small contingent from the Beach Church. The Church team raised over $3,000. Another notable, high spirited team were the Delta Gamma Alums. Beach resident Mary Claus said her sisters worked diligently to raise funds and traverse the track for 18 hours. They dubbed it the hardest event they ever loved. ITS A GASGulf Breeze Natural Gas representative Ashley Muldoon said businesses who hook up to the new service on the Beach could save a bundle. Right now The Grand Marlin is online and up with gas, too. COMMON THREADSPandora de Balthazar and Cajun Stitchery share a common thread they both are Island Times advertisers. They became acquainted through the Beach newspaper and realized they needed to sew up some business. Look for fabulous new stitched creations on antique linens at the Luxe shop on Wright Street. SALUTE MAYStand up and salute our areas military during May. Show your American spirit and cheer the anglers as they arrive dockside at the Pensacola Beach Marina, May 8 at 2 p.m. after the Chambers Military Fishing Day. Volunteer to help raise funds at the Sandshaker, Bamboo Willies and the BonFireJam concert during Mothers Day Weekend. The money goes to the support the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower. For more info, call Master Gunnery Sergeant Bobby Tagle at 850-452-8762, ext. 3130.TUNED INDeLuna Fest announced Pearl Jam and Foo Fighters would headline their third annual music and beach festival. DeLuna Fest is set for September 21 23. Tickets are available at www. delunafest.com.INVENTRESSNecessity is the Mother of Invention and Cindi Bonner, owner of Fitness Onboard, is the inventor of a new model of paddleboard. She has introduced a revolutionary, patented SUP designed to appeal to the growing SUP market. The board, named the Fitness Onboard SUP by onboard dry storage compartment and a paddle clip, that Bonner says will improve the experience of those who use the board for yoga, pilates, or other exercises.BP BUYS BEACH SANDRestoration of more than four miles of sand dunes, enhancement of two existing boat ramps and construction of two new boat ramps are among the implemented as part of a $1 billion agreement struck between the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees and BP Oil Company in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill two years ago. The Pensacola Beach Dune Restoration will renourish 4.2 miles of coastal dune habitat; at an estimated cost of $644,487.AD DESIGNThe creative types at EW Bullock agency are competing against the nations top agencies. Their campaigns for the Aviation Museum and Pensacola JazzFest have received local and district accolades. They now move up to a national judging on June 5. The agency represents the Grand Marlin, SRIA, and Visit Pensacola, among others.


Island Times May 1, 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 MAY 1 Mike Sarra & Dennis Gossman 8 PM -11 PM 2 Karaoke w/ Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 3 Karaoke w/ Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 4 Johnny Barbato and Lucky Dogs 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration 6 Southern Breeze 4 PM -8 PM 7 Tim Morgan Live 7 PM -10 PM 8 Kelly Gallawa & Sean Brown from Kee Creek 8 PM -11 PM 9 Karaoke w/ Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 10 Karaoke with Becky 7:30 -11:30 PM 11 Crosstown 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 12 Civilized Natives 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 13 Gary Talley and Friends 4 PM -8 PM Dales Big Deck Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! Bands on the Beach concert at the Gulfside Pavilion from 7-9 p.m. 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. 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 ScheduleJuly 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 Gray Ricky Lee Phelps and Dennis Gossman 2 PM -6 PM Wildwood 7:30 PM -11:30 PM CINCO de MAYOLong and Short Cruises My wife Dixie and I floated into Gulf Breeze at the end of 2,000 miles of motoring our 28 foot sailboat down the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers starting way up in Chattanooga. We were proud of the many little adventures we had during that trip, but I think the most exciting event was sitting on a bar stage in New Orleans with Pete Fountain while he played Just a Closer Walk With Thee directly at my shoulder. I cried, but I always do at times like that. My Daddy was the same way. I dont care. Thats just the way we are. After Dixie and I got settled in Gulf Breeze, our neighbor Ron Bruce and I were talking about learning something about Celestial Navigation. I guess Ron was already thinking about a long range ocean cruise. I think he has sailed darn near around the world by now. The classes were available at PJC, so along with Dr. Bert Jordon, we proceeded to try to learn this ancient skill. At least we made a stab at it. After several sessions in classrooms, we went out to Pensacola Beach to take sun sights with our brand new sextants and see if we could locate ourselves on this great big sphere we call Earth. After taking the suns altitude, time and bearings as close as we could, we went to work on the calculations. It is not something you can do in just a minute or two. Anyway, the three of us went through the drill as best we could. Hopefully, we would place ourselves somewhere near where we knew we stood solidly on Pensacola Beach. I wont tell you where each of us, individually, calculated we were standing. I will tell you one of us placed himself at about the coordinates of downtown Gulf Breeze. Now that isnt bad at all for celestial positioning. Thats off only about 3 or 4 miles from where we actually were standing on the beach. The second member of our little group must not have had quite as accurate sextant bearings for his calculations placed him somewhere along North Palafox in Pensacola. Thats still not all that bad for celestial. And the third member of our group was a little bit further off since his sight and calculations put him square in Cantonment. Now, thats a little loose, but it still is usable if you are floating around in the middle of an ocean somewhere. You know, a cruise doesnt have to be on an ocean or down thousands of miles of rivers. Its real hard to get lost between the banks of a river. My good friend, a chiropractor, took a one hundred mile cruise down the Coosawattee River in North Georgia with his son, Buddy, in a eight foot long Sears Roebuck plywood dingy. It was a long float so they packed some camping gear and food and started on the great exploration. Even though the trip was relatively short there was still suspense as they rounded each bend in the little river. Sometimes there would be hundreds of turtles sunning on logs. One time there was a young family of foxes playing along the bank in the sand. There were geese and ducks, but the high point of the cruise was the rounding of a bend and quietly floating right close by a fine looking young couple skinny dipping in the cool water of the river. No body seemed to be bothered by the little dink floating down the river and things went on. Live and let live. We live in a wonderful place. Lets just all enjoy it and hug each other. 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! BREAKFAST SATURDAY & SUNDAY, 8-11 BEGINNING MAY 12 Free Concerts Rock The PavilionThe Gulf Breeze Area Chamber will hold its Fairways to Freedom Golf Tournament on May 24 at Tiger Point Golf Club, in Gulf Breeze. Title Sponsor Pen Air Federal Credit Union invites all corporate teams, 4-player teams and individuals to join them on the beautiful east course and celebrate Military Appreciation Month. Play will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. An After Party and Awards Ceremony will follow. Awards will be given for first, second, and third place as well as the Fairways to Freedom Cup. Players can try their luck for hole-in-one prizes and enjoy the festivities at the Halfway Hut sponsored by Bamboo Willies as well as on-course beverages provided by Goldring Gulf Distributing and food from area restaurants. To register www.gulfbreezechamber.com or contact Josie at 850-932-7888.Fairways To Freedom Tourney Salutes Military


PAGE 13 Island Times May 1, 2012Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next week Madame Astra ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The often skeptical Aries might find that an answer to a question is hard to believe. But check it out before you chuck it out. You might well be surprised at what you could learn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Your resolute determination to stick by a position might make some people uncomfortable. But if you're proved right (as I expect you to be), a lot of changes will tilt in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might feel conflicted between what you want to do and what you should do. Best advice: Honor your obligations first. Then go ahead and enjoy your well-earned rewards. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That financial matter still needs to be sorted out before you can consider any major monetary moves. Pressures ease midweek, with news about a potential career change. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A workplace problem threatens to derail your well-planned project. But your quick mind should lead you to a solution and get you back on track without too much delay. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An opportunity opens up but could quickly close down if you allow pessimism to override enthusiasm. A trusted friend can offer the encouragement you need. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You've come through a difficult period of helping others deal with their problems. Now you can concentrate on putting your energy to work on your own projects. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Forget about who's to blame and, instead, make the first move toward patching up a misunderstanding before it creates a rift that you'll never be able to cross. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Good news for the travel-loving Sagittarian who enjoys galloping off to new places: That trip you put off will soon be back on your schedule. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A mood change could make the gregarious Goat seek the company of just a few friends. But you charge back into the crowd for weekend fun and games. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A decision you made in good faith could come under fire. Best advice: Open your mind to other possibilities by listening to your challenger's point of view. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You can avoid being swamped by all those tasks dangling from your line this week by tackling them one by one, according to priority. The weekend brings good news. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a fine business sense and a love of the arts. You enjoy living life to its fullest. Hey Amigo Let s Party May 3-6 Cinco de Mayo Party WeekendMay 3 @ 7 pm David Dunn $350 Dos XX CoronaMay 4 @ 9 pm Kontraband May 5 @ 3 pm Flip Flop BoysMusic Tex Mex Craw sh Beer SpecialsMay 5 @ 9 pm Kontrabandcold cervezaMay 6 @ 3 pm Vibe Irie SPICY CRAWFISH SAT & SUN @1 PMDunn Kontraband Flip Flop BoysThe night that the lights went out on poker was the night that Tommy Grice hung around long enough to claim the win. He outlasted all the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun players at the Sandshaker, April 23, through a power outage and a strong surge from Sam Magee. Sam settled for second place and the rest of the Hold Em gang had a story to tell about playing by the glow of an iphone and the beam of a flashlight. We have some dedicated and hard core players, commented Sara Mandel, Assistant Deputy to the Beach Poker Commissioner. Larry Paz took all the chips on April 2 at the Sandshaker with Andy Irwin in second place. Pensacola Beach pioneer and flying ace Tex Atkinson stayed atop of the winners podium with first places on April 9, 12 and 16. Results for April are as follows: April 2: Sandshaker Larry Paz~winner Andy Irwin~2nd April 5: Paddy OLearys Sara Mandel~winner Larry Paz~2nd April 9: Sandshaker Tex Atkinson~winner Glenn Burleson~2nd April 12: Paddy OLearys Tex Atkinson~winner Holly Simpkins~2nd April 16: Sandshaker Tex Atkinson~winner Justin Scher~2nd April 19: Paddy OLeary's Bryan Wilson~winner Sara Mandel~ 2nd April 22: Paddy OLeary's John Woodham~winner Ted Gorder~2nd April 23: Sandshaker Tommy Grice~ winner Sam Magee~2nd Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games are open to anyone 21 and older who has a basic knowledge of the game. We welcome tourists, visitors, islanders and breezers, said Rick Uzdevenes, poker promoter. Its a fun game. You can sharpen your skills and meet some new friends. Games are hosted at the Sandshaker Lounge on Monday nights, and Thursday night at Paddy OLearys. Shuffle up and deal is at 7 p.m. Central Beach Time. Sunday evenings at 5 p.m. the poker tables open at Paddy OLearys. For additional information call 850-324-2667. SUP Girls founder Linda Thompson launched her 12 foot long paddleboard under threatening skies April 21 at the Five Flags Paddleboard Classic at Grand Marlin. Linda finished the three mile race in third place in a time of 40:39. Beach resident Steve Luppert gives a water depth report at the Five Flags Paddleboard Classic April 21. Its a family sport. Alex Thompson, 15, who comes from a family of avid paddleboarders,competed in the mens three mile division of the Five Flags Paddleboard Classic, April 21 at Grand Marlin. He finished in a time of 38:20. Faster than mom Linda. It was too cold for his grandmother Anne Geisel, who cheered from the sandy shoreline. RECYCLE share Island Times with a friend No Lights, No Problem For Beach Poker Players


PAGE 14 Island Times May 1, 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 CalendarMay 1 Bands on the Beach, 79 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. May 4 First Friday, Portofino Boardwalk. Music, Networking. 5:30-7:30. Free May 5 Yancy Spencer Memorial Surf Contest. 8 a.m. Paddle Out. West side of Fishing Pier. No charge to watch. May 5 Race for the Roses, Optimist Club Fundraiser. Open to the public. Santa Rosa Dunes 3 p.m. Tickets, $25. 850384-7436 May 6 Passport to Unite Fundraiser. $150 Tickets. 850-444-7143 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 9 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 pm. Open to public. #1 Via de Luna May 12 BonFireJam Concert. Tickets required. Casino Beach. 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 May 15 COLORS. Holiday Inn Resort. 5-7 May 15 Bands on the Beach. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. May 18 Star Gaze. Ft. Pickens. $8 to enter Park. No charge to gaze. Dusk. May 19 Pensacola Beach Triathlon. 7 a.m. Flounders. www.iamathlete.com May 19 Beach Mayor Bobs 85th Birthday Bash. Sandshaker. 3 pm. No charge May 19 Queen of Kings Fishing Tournament Weigh In Paradise. No charge. May 22 Bands on the Beach. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. Free. May 23 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 pm. Open to public. #1 Via de Luna May 25 Star Gaze, Casino Beach. No Charge. May 26 Star Gaze, Casino Beach. No Charge. May 29 Bands on the Beach. 7-9 Gulfside Pavilion. 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 __________________________ New Construction. 3/3 Navarre. Soundfront community. $182,900. nis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. 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. star8830@yahoo.com. 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 SPF = So Pleased to Flounder


Island Times PAGE 15 May 1, 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. Gifts Galore! from Mermaids to Pensacola Beach souvenirs Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic MostlyBy Candace Segar I am a toy geek, but my overall, hands down favorite toy is a robot. My husband Ralph, who by the way is not a robot, contrary to popular belief, will bid on robots for me on eBay. He has The Ralph Strategy and Technique down for sending in the winning bid. The other day I found this fabulously old and still working robot on eBay. I told Ralph to just buy it. Just buy it? he asked. Yes, just buy it! I replied. Ralph had to know why I didnt want him to get in on the bidding action. That was just it. There had been no bidding action. I have noticed that some items fall under the radar of folks like me. When that happens, it is time to pounce. I knew if the bidding started on this guy (the robot not Ralph), it would exceed the Buy-It-Now price. Apparently that was an acceptable answer because a week later the robot Great care had been taken getting it insured and wrapped and sent to me. I was thrilled when he arrived with his working TV screen across his chest. As I examined and played with him, another thought crossed my mind. I thought by now we would have working robots in our homes much like Rosie the robot in The Jetsons cartoon series. If I had a human size robot that could lift heavy objects, I tively speaking, of course. When I move heavy furniture I need levers, dollies (all types), ramps and pulleys. Just think if I had one robot like Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still, I could put an end to war. Actually that was the reasoning behind the robot population in the original short story by Harry Bates, Farewell To The Master, upon which the movie was based. At least our robots have been to Mars (lucky guys) and have sent us information back on the Red Planet. I wish we were on Mars and sending information back to Earth instead. I think most of us love robots and dont realize it. Just look at how people feel about their cars, their cell phones, their computers and their stereos. Imagine if we all had our own robots that could do all types of work. Imagine if our robots had personalities and could talk, play games, teach and listen with a good response. Maybe instead of inventing more weapons, we need to mass produce a better robot. Maybe our Gort could be the one to help save our world. Just a thought! David Fagan cheered each runner as they entered the last mile of the Gulf Coast Half Marathon on Pensacola Beach April 15. He and his team were enthusiastic, costumed supporters vying for the Best Water Station award on the 13 mile route. Athletes will be back on the Beach testing their swim, bike and run skills at the Pensacola Beach Triathlon May 19 at Flounders.MOTHERS DAY GIFTS!


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Island Times PAGE 17 May 1, 2012 FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSE 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 late night Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EM 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, Alaskan Snow, King them all! We 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 Band. MCGUIRES IRISH PUB One of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA mans bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage 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 hanging from the and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the OTolf Wine Cellar featuring the Artist Series. Featured on NBCs Today Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Florida Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member. 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SIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports games. Centrally located on Via de off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-3660. SANDSHAKER LOUNGE The World Famous Sandshakera Pensacola Beach 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 half price HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BAR 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. Cold beer. and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour Monday and Wednesday. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEGLEG PETES Ahoy, Matey. 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Island Times MAY 1, 2012 PAGE 18 Turtle TRAX By DJ Zemenick May has arrived and sea turtle patrols have begun! Anticipation has been building among patrollers, volunteers and other enthusiasts for several weeks. Many of us have been speculating will it be discovered, on which section of the beach it will occur, year always generates excitement. sea turtles made their way into the from the combined Gulf Islands National Seashore [GINS] areas of Santa Rosa, Ft. Pickens and Perdido Key; and an additional 696 hatchlings on Pensacola Beach itself. Both broke the previous records which had been set Unfortunately, Mother Nature dealt us a blow just as we were entering the prime hatching period last summer. Tropical Storm Lee went ashore in Louisiana, but the coast of Northwest Florida experienced considerable a storm surge. As soon as the storm passed, sea turtle program supervisor Mark Nicholas and his bio-techs began the task of assessing the damage to our sea turtle nests. It was disheartening of our 84 nests, each representhad been lost. Had it not been for Tropical Storm Lee, the number of hatchlings we had last year could have been much higher. Like other marine creatures such as dolphins, whales and sea lions, sea turtles need oxygen to survive. They come to the surface to breath and by the time they reach adulthood, they have the ability to hold their breath and stay underwater for long periods of time, depending on their level of activity. They can even sleep underwater. But, if something happens which prevents them from returning to the surface (such as getting caught in trawl lines), they will drown. A sea turtle embryo breathes through the membrane of its egg shell which is air-permeable and it will suffer the same fate if its can withstand a wash-over that drains quickly, those covered in water for an extended period cannot survive. Living on the coast, we face the possibility of events like Tropical Storm Lee each year and must deal with natures impact on our nesting season, but we are hopeful year for us. It is possible that last year was what some biologists refer to as a realignment year, but we are hopeful that twenty years nally yielding a reward. The tiny hatchlings which emerged from their nests on Pensacola Beach two decades ago when our sea began are now adults and ready to return to the beach where they were born, continuing the life cycle with nests of their own. Marine biologists once told may actually survive to adulthood. Now, more and more, we hear that possibly the number is wonder we were excited last year when suddenly we saw the number of nests on our beaches almost double. Perhaps, just perhaps, we are making a difference. There is so much more we can do to improve the odds Never think that even the smallest steps you take to help are wasted. The few extra minutes you spend picking up trash at the beach may literally mean the world to a sea turtle. Sea turtles often mistake plastic bags for their favorite is dangerous for them and eventually can be fatal. Take time to pick up any trash you see when you visit the beach. Balloons and their ribbons can have deadly consequences not only for sea turtles, but other marine life as well. Balloon releases near the coast are no cause for celebration for these creatures. Beautiful and symbolic as balloons may be to some, they are frequently blown into the Gulf and the end result gested by sea turtles, soft plastics will block their digestive system and cause a slow, painful death. "For most of the wild things on earth the future must depend upon the conscience of mankind." ~ Archie Carr, Biologist Until next time, Lights Out! Pray for surf on Saturday, Spencer III Memorial Surf Contest can rage on the west side of the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. The event begins with a memorial paddle out at 8 a.m. followed by the surf contest. Entries will be accepted up a division is full. Surfers must register in advance. No beach entries will be accepted. The division entered. Each registrant will receive a t-shirt. ens shortboard and longboard; younger, Master Mens shortolder; Mens longboard and a Stand-Up Paddleboard division. This is an all day family friendly event, said Shannon Hampton, Innerlight. weather conditions, the event will be rescheduled for May 6, Entries are available online at www.innerlightsurf.com or at any of the Innerlight Surf Shops. For more information or to volunteer your services please contact shannon@innerlightsurf.com.Paddle Out, Surf Contest Set For Weekend Gunny Seeks A Few Good VolunteersHave fun at the Beach and show your patriotic spirit. Volunteers are needed Thursday, May three Beach locations to raise awareness and take donations for the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower to be placed at the Veterans Memorial Park. The Memorial represents all Marines who have served years. In short, the Memorial will Honor the Past, Salute the Present and Inspire the Future of Marine Air. Additionally, the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower will Bronze Bell that will pay tribute to the Mission of Mercy Marines who have courageously extracted Marines from the battleThe current fund raising goal Bell and the Tower. Bring a few friends and take turns manning the booth while Sandshaker Lounge. Volunteers for free and have access to free parking. older to volunteer. To volunteer, contact Master Gunnery Sergeant usmc.mil to sign up. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced that stargazing programs will held on Fridays, May volunteers from the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association will set up several telescopes for public viewing of the stars, planets and constellations. The Amateur Astronomers also host free Star Gazes at the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino There is less light pollution within the Fort, but star gazes are successful at both locations. The program is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at at www.nps.gov/guis.Famous Stars Appear At Historic FortFor the first time ever, NOAA has included the Gulf of Mexico in their educational drifter program. A drifter is a drifting buoy that transmits its location and sea surface temperature data via satellite back to classrooms. Participating teachers use existing lesson plans and develop new plans to explore oceanographic concepts with their students. Drifter data are used to assist with the forecast path of approaching hurricanes. Educators interested in participating can get more information at Adopt a Drifter Program, www.adp.noaa.gov/earthday.Students Adopt Drifters


Island Times PAGE 19 May 1, 2012 readin the water Saltwater Rick appointed lady angler Terri McKamey to write his column this week. 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 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 Cam850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting 850-932-2211 Somethings Always Shakin Fri, May 4 The Red Field 9 PM 1 a M Sat, May 5 Cinco de Mayo Celebration The Mainstream 9 PM 1 a M Sun, May 6 Lektric Mullet 4 8 PM Every WeekendLIVE MUSIC Sandshaker.com 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Poker, 7 PM. Trivia, 9pm $2 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM WED: Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Mike Jencks Band, 9 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Live Music 8:30 PM SUN : Music/Karaoke with DJ Vic at 9 PM til Military Appreciation Weekend Thurs, May 10, 9 PM -1 AM Maggie Koerner Band Fri, May 11, 9 PM -1 AM The Blue Party Sat, May 12, Noon-til 4 PM Gary Talley Band Krewe of Brewe Cookout proceeds to Tower Fund. Sailor Jerry drink specials! Sat, May 12, 9 PM -1 AM Gravy Flavored Kisses Sailor Jerry drink specials! Sun, May 13, 4-8 PM Celebrate Mothers Day with The Mainstream We are proud supporters of the Marine Aviation Tower Fund. Proceeds from BonFireJam Tickets & Krewe BBQ go to Fund. BONFIRE JAM TICKETS ON SALE HERE What wonderful weather for fishing we've been having! If name your type and you can catch (as big as I've ever seen this early the Gulf Coast. If I see Reds cruising in the they want. Lots of action to report on right now for the largest Cobia. there are still plenty waiting to be other fish. Cobia will follow turtles and manta rays in hopes of scavenging a meal. Cobia and have been seen by their annual springtime migration Early mornings on the grass now I am hearing reports on the weather warms. pompano. No matter what time of day time and weather to get out there. Triggerfish, its whats for dinner! Cullen Stanley had a bounty of fish at the cleaning table at Pensacola Beach Marina on April 19. Among his catch were these two tasty Cullen is a Pensacola Beach native He is the son of Andrea and the late Eric Stanley. sica and Micah Fulcher from Birmingham, Alabama. They landed this monster 4.85 pound Pompano. The couple were (Toe) and Kim Agricola of Gulf Breeze. Micahs parents,


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