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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 31, 2012 Race. Baste. Shake.Beach Cooks Up Recipe For Festival Fun
PAGE 2 Island Times August 31, 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 Laid Back Island Festival Features Reggae and Races 2012 Taste of the Beach Signature Dishes Bamboo Willies Virgin Island Blow Pop Beach Pops & Wild Roots Organic Frozen Treats, Salads, Sandwiches Castaways Gumbo Crabs We Got Em Crab Cake Sliders, She Crab Soup Dog House Deli Mama Dawgs Red Beans & Rice, Hot Dogs & Banana Pudding Flounders Flounders Chowder & Shrimp Kabobs Grand Marlin Honey Jerk Shrimp with Island Rice & pineapple rum butter Hemingways Ropa Vieja, Key Lime Pie Hiltons H2O Cajun Club, Crab Cake Salad with ginger dressing Hooters Naked Wings, Breaded Wings and Drums with Dipping Sauces Lagunas Blackened Fish Tacos w/roasted corn salsa Lillos Sausage Sliders Paradise Bar and Grill Shrimp Salad/Mini Cuban Sandwiches Shaggys Big Pig Sliders Sidelines Fresh Fried Grouper Nuggets, Steamed Shrimp Surf Burger Slider Burger/Red Beans & Rice The Dock Jans Famous Corn & Crab Bisque The Wine Bar Cuban Sandwich with Jarlsberg Cheese Entertainment & Events Saturday, September 15 9 to 11 Innerlight Kids Surf Clinic 10 to 3 Miracle Strip Corvette Show 2 to 3 Crab Racing Main Stage 11 to 1 Tomato & Dennis 1 to 2 Mitch Kidd 2:30 to 4 Honey Island Swamp Band Sunday, September 16 2 p.m. Crab Racing Main Stage 11 to 12 Ronnie Miller 12 to 2 Dancingly Yours 2:30 to 4 Calypso Nuts Chefs Performance Stage 11:30 to 12:15 Chefs Demonstration 12:15 to 1:00 Chefs Demonstration 1:00 to 1:45 Chefs Demonstration 2 to 3 Bartenders Contest Chefs Performance Stage 11:30 to 12:15 Chefs Demonstration 12:15 to 1:00 Chefs Demonstration 1 to 2 How Sweet IT Is Dessert Contest Beach Chefs Showcase Signature DishesCrabs Race, Corvettes Rev, Kids Surf
Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment August 31, 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 WINGS49Every 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 May 15, 1987 I have avoided any form of formal exercise for many years. Isnt it enough that there are twelve steps in my house which I negotiate many times each day? Isnt it enough that Im always jumping up to answer the telephone, walking around picking up ads, pushing the phone buttons, typing, sketching, laying out pages, and sharpening pencils? Apparently, not. None of these activities all of which have a direct bearing on my health (they are the means of my support) are considered aerobic enough to do anything for my cardio vascular system, wherever that is. Reluctantly, I have succumbed to the workout fever which rages among my daughters who are always jogging or swimming or biking or something. They leave the house looking like perfectly normal human beings and return with bright red faces, sweat pouring off their foreheads and their hair hanging in limp strings. They tell me how wonderful they feel while they are gasping for breath. So, what the heck? If its that wonderful, why not give it a try? So, a couple of weeks ago, Liz and I started walking a mile every morning. This did not seem too strenuous to me. Perhaps running up and down stairs for so many years had conditioned me after all. We were taking mile, swinging our arms back and forth, gossiping. It was a fun thing. I found myself liking this early morning jaunt. Then, one day, Liz went to town and came home with two sets of hand weights. These are things that cost ten bucks, appear to be sand in nylon covers with Velcro closings, signed by Olympian Dorothy Hamill. We are not content with a happy, brisk walk. We must torture ourselves by securing the weights to our wrists and swinging our arms around walk the mile. This maneuver is should ask. I am so grateful that I cannot see myself chugging along Ariola Drive, punching the air with those weights on my wrists. My neighbors may throw a net over me any day now. At any rate, there is still on our part although the degree off our time, we will increase our distance. What a spiffy goal! My advice to all you couch potatoes who sleep late, eat a big leisurely breakfast, and saunter slowly to your automobile, is to rise and exercise. You may or may not feel better, but you will feel superior to all those sedentary friends who have not Rick Gordons is silver. Nan Harpers is blue. Harry Purcells is red. The colors may be different but they are all part of the Pensacola Beachs family of Corvette owners. It must be like a family reunion, when hundreds of Corvette enthusiasts roar into the Casino Beach parking lot Saturday, September 15 for the Vettes at the Beach Corvette Show. The event is hosted by the Miracle Strip Corvette Club from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Casino Beach. There is no charge to attend. The show brings Corvette owners from across the Southeastern United States. We had 175 entries from as far away as Memphis, Orlando, Atlanta, New Orleans, Jacksonville and all parts in-between. said Rick Gordon, the Club vice-president. We are growing both in numbers and in miles traveled by our entries to get here. The Casino Beach parking lot show site will have Corvettes representing vintage models from 1953 through the latest, fastest 2012 Vettes. The registration fee is $35 and includes a dash plaque. Vettes at the Beach is open to all corvette owners and entries may sign up right up to the start time on Saturday, said Gordon. Its a real tribute to Corvettes. Attendees will be able to vote for their favorite car and watch the valve cover racing. There will be prize drawings at the Covenant Hospice and the Santa Rosa Kids House. There will be refreshments available just steps away at the Chambers Taste of the Beach. For more information or entry forms contact Rick Gordon yahoo.com. Small fry will get a taste of at the Innerlight Kids Surf Clinic, Saturday, September 15 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Casino Beach. The event is hosted by Innerlight at no charge and is open to anyone eight years or older. We will provide the surfboards and instructors, said Shannon Hampton, Innerlight operations manager. Should be a great way for children to get introduced to the sport. Surf Clinic participants need to be good swimmers and arrive ready to learn a little surf etiquette, culture and techniques. Just like any trip to the beach, its recommended to bring water, sunscreen and a towel. We are hosting this during the same weekend as the Chambers Taste of the Beach, said Hampton. Think of it as kids appetite for a lifetime of enjoying beach-oriented sports. For more information about the Surf Clinic and Innerlight, go to www.innerlightsurf.com or call 850-934-9004.Corvettes Rev Up At Beach Show Catch A Wave At Kids Surf ClinicGet In The Know Surf Like A Pro Innerlights very own surf star Addie Mason cheers as her student rides a wave during a recent session in the Gulf. Addie is one of the Pensacola Beach resident surfers who will instruct at the Kids Surf Clinic September 15.
PAGE 4 Island Times August 31, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE For unexpected emergencies, our experienced ER team is on duty 24 hours per day. Gulf Breeze Hospital is just minutes from the beach, downtown Pensacola and Navarre. EXP ER T CAREP ER SONALIZED S ER VICEGULF BREEZE HOSPITAL PROUD TO BE A 100 TOP HOSPITALS WINNER 850.934.2000 GulfBreezeHospital.org Nereids Splash Party Sunday Sept 9th1 PM www.paradisebar-grill.comFri, 8/31 Sun Dogs Sat, 9/1 John Hart & Fatty Waters Sun, 9/2 Terry Lee Poole & Friends Mon, 9/3 Tommy Talton Band Tues, 9/4 Biscuit Miller & The Mix Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots Sept. 7, 8, 10, 18 Honey Island Swamp Band Sept 15-16 Are you ready for some football? Watch Here! 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 LIVE MUSICEveryone LOVES Paradise! Locals know where to go... Retro Florida Inn Cozy Room for people & pets 850-932-2319 Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals Visit us at Taste of the Beach Sept 15-16 casual waterfront dining voted one of Floridas Best Beach Bars NEW FACESBeach School teacher Tara Sandpipers who rule the roost welcomed new students last week. Hailey Gilbert, Aaryan Savannah Baus and Abby Pohlen joined the class. CRUISE DIRECTOR Kentucky Lake. Chrissys been plan their trip to Pensacola Beach. Her one day itinerary includes Hope these people can keep up resident.TURTLE TIMELou Ann Cowan read about conserve and protect the native sea turtles in Island Times and wanted to help. DJ Zemenick, who writes Turtle Trax, instructed ments.ROCK STAR STATUS locals and visitors. The Beach tons Dan Dunn and Chris Kelly very eyes. SAILING SWEETHEARTSJim and Lila Cox celebrate cooperated so the Beach couple POT OGOLDCovenant Hospice hosted Twenties themed event drew and Pete Moore and Elizabeth Ceremonies. GEAUX SAINTS Center know their trivia. They They chided the Trivia Master opened in the current location. correct answer. Lo and behold, new trivia player Walt Foster Island Times trivia shirt to match The Pensacola Beach porary locations in the Marina station on the Beach. Finally, the Chamber built the Center with The Islander Breeze Jaycees, Chet Christie, Tiki Motel, Shawn McCorkle, The Entertainer, Mike Moses, Steve Del Gallo Company, James Construction, Warren Hardware, Jerry Willis, Escambia County, Beach water tower that looms Merriman, an icon in his own Beach Ball. The Trivia Master knows, but do you? little while and send an answer to email@example.com with trivia in the subject line. The Master says your answer must be accompanied by your name and phone number. Who knows, he may want to call you or not. The deadline to answer is Tuesday, September 11. Good luck!
PAGE 5 Island Times August 31, 2012 The Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees are reaching out to experts to guide them through two high dollar discussions. At the August 22 SRIA Development and Leasing Committee meeting Chairman Ed Guernsey requested that a report detailing the dollar amount of leaseholders fees and taxes be prepared. According to SRIA Director Buck Lee, his staff with the assistance of the SRIA Ingram can discuss the data collection. The Committee is laying the foundation for decisions on how vice that is griping residents who are paying both ad valorem taxes and lease fees. Currently, commercial leaseholders are receiving an economic incentive which lessens the impact of the taxation and lease fee liability. The residential leaseholders are not part of that program. The Supreme Court has agreed to rule on the tax issue, but they are under no time deadline to do so. Until a decision is handed down, leaseholders continue to pay taxes and lease fees. Consider that there is a lot of disparity between what some pay in lease fees as compared to ad valorem taxes, said Guernsey. We need to start gathering this data to know what we need to do to be fair and equitable. It needs to be available to us, all in one report. The report will include an inventory of commercial and residential leasehold properties, lease fee amounts, subleases and associated fees paid, ad valorem taxes levied on improvements and land. The tax comparison to neighboring communities and states is to be included. The Special Projects Committee will receive a report from the SRIAs engineering firm Baskerville Donovan, Inc. outlining which Santa Rosa Island projects potentially qualify for BP funding. According to Jim from the Deepwater Horizon disaster is being doled out in a variety of ways. There are a number of different pots of money, intended to be used in different ways, said Waite as he explained the convoluted process. Yes, I can tell you what the criteria are for the funding. SRIA Director of Developmental Services Paolo Ghio noted that he has applied for $500,000 for Quietwater Beach Renourishment and $600,000 for dune walkover projects. The Board set a special workshop for August 29 to prioritize the list of unfunded projects and identify funding sources, which they will submit to Escambia County. Committee Member Vernon Prather said, Its all about strategic timing. We need to get moving. The Architectural and Environmental Committee set the stage for the SRIA to turn gray It would be nice if we could offer the reclaimed water for sale to our leaseholders, said Director Lee. Right now it would cost about $1 million to pipe it to store in the beach ball. A letter will be sent to the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority about the need to store reclaimed water at an alternative location and offer it to the islands leaseholders. Vernon Prather said, Lets encourage ECUA to seek storage solutions for the reclaimed water. It was the vision of a previous SRIA board to discontinue discharging that water into the In other business, Karen Sindel asked the Development and Leasing Committee to set aside two dog-friendly waterfront areas on the island. After considerable research, Sindel requested the locations to be Park East and Park West. my request and understand that restrictions would need to be placed on the pet owners, said Sindel. I would like the Committee to consider this dog park request. The Committee members were concerned with parasites, sanitation, danger to beach goers and protected wildlife. The Escambia County ordinance which prohibits dogs on the beach would have to be amended, according to SRIA Chairman Dave Pavlock. In light of the need to change an ordinance, and the potential controversy of this topic, I suggest we schedule ample time for residents to discuss this, said Pavlock. This will remain on the regular board agenda through November. The Full Board will meet Wednesday, September 12 at 5 p.m. in the SRIA boardroom. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available at www. Island Authority Committees Engage Professionals For Input On Projects ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL DENISE TAYLOR TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood
PAGE 6 Island Times August 31, 2012 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 www.lawbordelon.com Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach Happy Hour Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! Sometimes you just get lucky. And the Mystic Krewe of Nereids got very lucky in choosing the perfect weekend for our Mystic Lagoon Retreat at Marilyn LeNormands in Mobile. The location of this years Retreat was tures need special time to relax, annual Splash Party and gather strength to survive the upcoming season. (After all, even Mermaids get tired occasionally. Its all that walking required when you live on land instead of in the sea.) Ill bet you didnt know that mermaids were Mothers Nature idea of natural coast-guards, huh? We kept an eye on the ever changing direction of Tropical Storm Isaac over the weekend although it would take a much larger storm to scare us. Most mermaids love storms and usually consider them to be beautiful displays of Mother Natures power and necessary reminders to those who sometimes falsely believe themselves in control. After an evening of joyful camaraderie and mouth watering mermaid delicacies, we slept and splashing in the perfect laAre ya feeling the good vibes of the Splash Party yet? I sure hope so. I know youre wondering what really happened. But what happens at the lagoon stays at the lagoon. Well, okay, so a group of mermaids decided to head out for a day (or a couple of hours in some cases) of shopping. Unbelievably, I decided to skip all that to enjoy an entire day of soaking and beautiful lagoon. Luckily shoe store. I can tell you it was very hard to leave the Mystic Lagoon to return home and back to the reality of a possible tropical storm. As much as we love water and storms, none of the mermaids who attended, Paulette Provost, Charlotte Spencer, Courtney Winstead, Judy LOignon, Kathy Long, Peggy Henshall, Becky Shearman, Lila Cox, Bonnie McDonald, Deb Friedman, Tina Preston, along with Marilyn and myself were exactly eager to head home and batten down the hatches. We could have happily stayed in that Lagoon forever. But the winds, cell phones and voices of family, grandchildren and friends were calling so back we came to accept and accomplish our duties (one of mine being the completion of this column)! I will admit that we may have also begun to miss the sand bemean toes. As of this writing we are still waiting to see when and where Isaac (possibly an H Cat One by landfall) will decide to go. We also continue to support our Wooly Booger Queen Shugah Christine Hewerdine and will keep blowing to the south or whichever direction is necessary. We sometimes consider that we are due (possibly overdue) to receive the force of Mother Nature. We will accept the consequences as we have done in the past and will continue to do as long as we build our castles in the sand. Pick up, sweep out and stick together in all kinds of weather. We will continue to love and appreciate the extraordinary beauty of the island we call home because even in the midst of the worst destruction that beauty remains. That has always been my home after an evacuation and storm. Each grain of that pristine white sand that may completely cover or destroy our man-made structures, roads, businesses and dwellings is still more beautiful than anything we will ever create. If you have electricity, then some scissors, cut and save this one for later. It is not only delicious, but also very easy to make according to Chrissy Cook. She brought this to one of our Mental Health Nights at Paulettes Perfect Patio and there was not a single bite left. Chrissy says you can mix it in the same pie plate you use to cook it and thats something I love for sure! So, lets cookArtichoke Spread14 oz. can artichoke hearts, drained 1 cup mayonnaise 1 cup grated parmesan cheese 2-3 pressed garlic cloves (or garlic powder) Paprika Chop up drained artichoke hearts and put into a 9 inch pie plate. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Stir in the mayo and then the garlic. Mix well and spread evenly in the plate. Sprinkle liberally with paprika. Bake at 350 degrees until bubbly, approximately 20 minutes. Serve with crackers. Enjoy, share and dont forget to smile it makes people wonder what youre up to! See ya in the kitchen Mystic Krewe of Nereids Splash Party Sunday, September 9 1 p.m. Paradise Bar and GrillMermaids Wage Water Pistol Wars At Paradise If alls fair in love and war, then prepare for a battle you will adore. The Mystic Krewe of Nereids have loaded up their bejeweled water pistols and will ing their annual Splash Party, Sunday, September 9 at Paradise Bar and Grill. The party begins at 1 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. There are a few things the uninitiated should know. Water gun battles erupt periodically during the afternoon event, so prepare to get wet and come armed with your super soaker. Dress to get wet, said Kathi Lewis, krewe member, Wear anything from swimwear to mermaid costumes. The krewe members will have water pistols for sale along We will start drawing tickkets immediately, said longtime Nereid Marilyn LeNormand.If you feel lucky purchase a 50/50 ticket, too. Bonnie McDonald of Boogie, Inc., will keep the tunes gins at 3 p.m. Warm up your pitching arm to drench the mermaids and friends who sit atop the dunking booth. There is a nominal charge to play this game. The proceeds from this event support the krewes charitable giving campaign.
Island TimesPAGE 7 August 31, 2012 the Beachs news available worldwide ~ www.MyIslandTimes.com850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com firstname.lastname@example.org 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 By Cross in the Sand ASunday 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 thebeachchurch.com May God give you...For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer. Living on the Beach there is always knowledge in the back of our minds that we may wake up tomorrow and face a storm. It is no surprise that a new one has formed and provides a threat to us. We try to take all the precautions possible, and stock up on the things we need, arrange for special care if needed. All this is not only reasonable, but also it is the wise to thing to do. As I listened to the reports of the storm going through Haiti I know that they are struggling basic needs. It is always hard to see the brightness after the storm. I know we all hope and pray that anyone in the path of a storm be safe. The above Irish Blessing even though we can apply it to our physical world it is really talking about our hearts. Though storms that move through can be devastating to us in many ways, there are always storms around us we may not be aware about. If we look at our own hearts we know they are there, and if we stop long enough to listen closely to others, they too have suffered a storm, tear and problem. My wish today is that we stop to care about those affected by the storm as the wind and rain comes, but most of all May God give you (and me)for every storm a rainbow. Bishop Gregory Parkes celebrates Mass August 15 at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission on Pensacola Beach. The mass was in recognition of the Holy Day of Obligation, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) invite all interested moms to their next meeting, Thursday, September 6, 9:3011:30 a.m., at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church Soundside Campus which is one mile east of WalMart on Highway 98. If you are a mother of a child ages infant through kindergarten and want to have fulfilling relationships with other moms and learn from knowledgeable speakers about this stage of your life, then join MOPS. Meetings are held at the and third Thursday of each month. For more information email email@example.com or leave message on Facebook (GBUMC MOPS). All programs of the church are open to the public. For information about any other activity of the church call 932-3594, 916-1660, or visit the church website at www.gbumc.org.Preschool Group Invites Moms To MOPS BY MARY A ANN CLAUSCOmmMMUNIcCATIONS DIREcCTORSST. A ANN PARISH Hundreds of worshipers shared in the August 15 Holy Day of Obligation, the Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary, by attending a Mass at Our Lady of the Assumption on Pensacola Beach. The mass was celebrated by newly ordained Bishop Gregory Parkes, Monsignor Luke Hunt, Father Eugene Pathe, Father James Grebe, Father Paul Lambert and Deacon Ray Aguado. The joint choirs of St. Ann and Our Lady performed along with instrumental music. Their voices added a joyful noise throughout the Our Lady of the Assumptions Church sanctuary, in praise to God and the mother of Jesus. Dinner was served in Hunt Hall for the 200 guests immediately following the mass. It was coordinated by the Churchs Hospitality Commission under the leadership of Anne Treadway and Terry Preston. Lillos Beach Italian Bistro catered with two Lasagna recipes. It was a spectacular evening to be remembered fondly by all members of the community in attendance, and by both the Dioceses new Bishop and Our Ladys newly ordained priest, Our Ladys Parochial Vicar, Father Grebe, said Mary Claus, communications director for the parish. Our Lady is located at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18. Mass is celebrated at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. For more informataion, www.stanngulfbreeze.org.Beach Group Uses Natural Resources For Craft ProjectsTurning sand dollars into beautiful ornaments and seashells into spectacular wreaths are just some of the projects fashioned by the talented Crafty Ladies group at Pensacola Beach Community Church. The group meets each Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Church House, which is located next door to the Fellowship Hall on Panferio Drive. The Crafty Ladies is composed of ladies who simply love craft projects. The artisans work hard to create pieces which are sold to support the Church. New faces are always welcome. Church membership is not required. Snowbirds, guests, as well as island residents are encouraged to join. For more information call 850-932-6628 or log on to www. thebeachchurch.com
PAGE 8 Island Times August 31, 2012 BIRTHDAY CRUISE Pensacola Beachs Laken Harvey, right, was decked out in her captains hat aboard the Chase-N-Fins last week. Deckhand Charlie Green, center, expertly points out the sealife for the passengers, while Lakens big brother Chad, left, looks on. They saw lots of dolphin and cruise was complete with a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. Sea Turtle Baby Shower on August 4, but she still got to visit the Holiday grader met turtle patroller DJ Zemenick and is already looking forward to next years event. Bryan Duvall took home a third place prize in the Miller Lite Kayak Tourney, August 18 when he weighed in a 2.51 Spanish Mackerel. He also brought a 7. 3 pound King Mackerel to the scales at Flounders Beach. He paddled his kayak almost 2.5 miles offshore during this tourney. Kitt Lough, center, performs the National Anthem at the dedication of the Marine Aviation Memorial Tower, August 19 at Veterans Park in Pensacola. Also at the ceremony are (Back row, L to R) Retired USMC Lt. Col. Dave Glassman, who assisted with fundraising efforts, Jonathan Wingate, USMC Col. Sean Killeen, USMC Col. Stephen Wenreich and Retired USMC Col. Chris Holzworth spoke at the ceremony.
PAGE 9 Island Times August 31, 2012 Kahlua fueled fun is the motto for ShakerFest, September 14 through 16. The event, which offers non-stop drink specials and giveaways all weekend, is hosted by owners Sonny and Beverly Campbell to celebrate the Sandshakers birthday. This establishment has been a Pensacola Beach tradition since 1973 said Beverly Campbell. We are not the original owners, but we have kept the party going. And, what a party it is! The Shaker is home to the original Bushwacker, a frozen concoction famous on Pensacola Beach. ShakerFest includes three days of dancing, eating and drinking. The Kahlua Luau and Pig Roast is Saturday and a toast to all things royal is set for Sunday afternoon at the Queens Tiara Party. I would like all the past and present Shaker Queens, Mardi Gras queens and every other kind of royalty to join me at this Tiara Party, said 2012 Shaker Queen Debbie Dotson. Just put a glittering tiara on your head and you will get half price drinks all day. Would you like to be the Queen of the Shaker? Royal hopefuls gather votes at one dollar a piece to earn the title of Shaker Queen. Big money-getters have worked diligently to earn the tiara. The crown comes with a beautiful necklace and other prizes, said Campbell. The Shaker Queen rides in the Christmas parade and the Mardi Gras parade, too. The voting ends just prior to the Coronation at 5 p.m. on Sunday. The proceeds from the event are donated to charity and to the Beach Chamber. For more information, go to www.sandshaker.com or call 850-932-2211. Shake It Up At Three Day Party Sandshaker Queen Entry Form Name: _______________________________________ Phone #: _____________________________________Sign up today! Winner will be announced at ShakerFest on Sept. 16, 5 PM Bring entry form to Shaker.
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PAGE 11 Island Times August 31, 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 VALERIE PREVATTE Criminal Defense Trial Attorney Representing Juvenile and Adult Clients in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties 850-444-7475 www.prevattelaw.com David Dunn John Wheeler Premier Business Networking Event on Portofino Boardwalkirst riday LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR TV STARSBeach TV crews have been popping up in all kinds of places on the Island. The Visitors Information Center was supposed to have some air time and the wild and crazy antics of a Friday night at the Sandshaker were recorded. The program is part of tripsmarter.com and touts one hundred percent good news. END OF AN ERAAfter 30 years on Pensacola Beach Island Style has lost their lease. Everything is on sale. Owners Jeff Elbert and Mario Roberts will miss being shopkeepers on Pensacola Beach, but they invite you to visit them in their other stores, Island Style Navarre, Tiki Jakes in Gulf Breeze and Tiki Jakes Cordova Mall.BY THE NUMBERSThe Pensacola Beach Chambers Membership Chairman Karen Cook Cowan has long to the beachs business group. The ranks of members are growing. The last count was 142. If you want to be cool, too, visit www.pensacolabeachchamber.com to get more membership information. WHO DAT GONNA WINShaggy is a Saints fan, so the restaurant overlooking Little Sabine Bay that bears his name hosted a Shaggy Saints fan contest. Two lucky diners will receive tickets to the New Orleans Saints opening game in the Superdome, September 9. Theyll be in the lower level end zone when the Saints go marching in.REACHING OUTThe Island Times would rather be a funky old-fashioned rag, but people need to receive beach info in additional high tech ways. So, instead of the coconut telegraph, Island Times posts announcements on its Facebook page. The electrons do their thing and news appears almost as it happens. The click counters who issue the statistics notified the beach newspaper that 113,363 people were reached last week. SHE IS GRAND! Mollie Thibodeaux, seated center, of Pensacola Beach is the center of attention and object of endless affection from her 11 greatgrandchildren and their friends who vacationed on Pensacola Beach prior
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PAGE 14 Island Times August 31, 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. Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGPensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online gulfbluevacations.com Since 1963, RMI Vacations and RMI Realty have been the premier vacation rental company and real estate company located on Pensacola Beach. You can view, select, and book your vacation rental online! We offer spacious, affordable family beach homes, townhomes and condominiums. RMI also offers FREE Stuff with every reservation! www.rmivacations.com or 850-932-5376. Real Estate For Rent Double Red: Water Closed to public Red: High hazard, high surf and/or strong currents Yellow: Medium hazard, moderate surf and/ or currents Green: Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution Purple: Dangerous marine life Surf FlagsCalendar Due to Isaac, calendar subject to change August 31: JamaicanFest. Portofino Boardwalk. Thru weekend. September 2: Anything That Floats & Bathtub Races. Santa Rosa Sound behind Bamboo Willies. Free to cheer. 3: Labor Day. Last day of trolley service. 4: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 7: First Friday Portofino Boardwalk. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open at no charge. 9: Nereids Splash Party. Paradise. 1 pm 9: Krewe of Bananimals Shrimp Boil, 3 pm Sabine Sandbar 11: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. 14: ShakerFest. Thru Sept 16 15: Taste of the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. Thru Sept 16 15: Miracle Strip Corvette Show. Casino Beach 16: How Sweet IT is Dessert Contest. 1 pm Casino Beach. 16: ShakerQueen Coronation. 5 pm Sandshaker Lounge. 17: Breakfast with Buck, 9 am SRIA office. Open to all. 20: Multi Chamber Business After Hours. Bamboo Willies, 5:30 p.m. 21: DeLuna Fest Music Festival. Casino Beach. Ticket Req. Thru Sept 23. 22: Strongman Contest, Hosted by Chips Gym at Boardwalk. 25: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. October 2: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 2-7: Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Beachwide. 6: SRI Triathlon. Casino Beach 6: Art and Wine Festival. Visitors Center parking lot. No entry charge. Wine Tastings $15. Thru Oct. 7. 7: Sea Turtle Tri for children. Opal Beach. 9: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 13: Recyclemania, Casino Beach parking lot 16: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 19: Star Gaze Casino. Dusk 20: American Legion Putt Putt, Tiki Island Golf and Games. 10 am BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com ELKS BINGO 1st and 3rd Sundays, 6 pm, $1 per card. Family friendly. Open to public. 850-932-4444 BEACH BRIDGE CLUB ELKS 9:15 to 2 on MON and FRI Open to the Public Swim Safety 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 East Bay Waterfront home 2,485 sq.ft. with 102 feet on the bay. $269,000. MLS listing # 402379 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 New Construction. 3/3 Navarre. Soundfront community. $182,900. Two story. Beautiful details. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Pensacola Beach Condo. Gulf front. 2-bedroom/2 bath. MLS#: 421524. $235,000. Island Realty, Nan Harper. 850-293-9321. 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 Villas on the Gulf Pensacola Beach. MLS#: 415543 $189,900. Very desirable 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condominium just a few steps from the gulf. Noel Faddis, RMI, 850-932-5376 Building Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top Commission and dis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 I have my eye on you....Isaac said to the Gulf Coast
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WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner V-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next weekMadame AstraHow Sweet IT Is Island Times Dessert Contest Casino Beach Sun, Sept 16, 1 pm DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 OPEN EVERYDAY at 8 a.m. at 8 a.m. Breakfast 8 AM TO NOONHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! BREAKFAST! Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM FRI -SAT 3 PM TO 9 PM 11 AM TO 2 PM FRI -SAT NOW OPEN Celebrating 25 years as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantFREE Delivery FALL COLORS You can look like a million for pennies! There are 90 Mary Kay products at $ 10 or less. Call Susan Haselton-Kelley for the latest in Mary Kay skin care and beauty Consultant ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The adventurous Aries won't be disappointed with taking on a new challenge, despite some initial misgivings. Look for this move to open other opportunities down the line. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Let that beautiful Bovine smile not only put you at ease, but also show that you're ready, willing and more than able to confound the naysayers around you. A new admirer has important news. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be careful how you handle a relationship that you're hoping to save. You already have the facts on your side. Avoid weakening your position by embellishing it with unnecessary dramatics. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Taking definitive stands isn't easy for the often-wavering Moon Child. But you not only need to stay with your decision, but also reassure others it was the right thing to do. LEO (July 23 to August 22) As a proud Lion, you're right to be upset about those who might be lying about you to others. But the best revenge is proving them wrong by succeeding at what you set out to do. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Caution is still adcommitment to a "promising" project. Look for the facts behind the fluff. Devote the weekend to loved ones. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A Taurus offers comfort and advice as you deal with an upsetting event. Use this as a learning experience that will help you avoid similar problems in the future. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A romantic situation creates some chaos for single Scorpions. But it's well worth the effort to work things out. A trusted friend can offer some helpful advice. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Expect to make new friends as your social circle expands. Also, remember to tell that family member how proud you are of his or her achievements. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) New ventures continue to be favored. And all the time, you'll want to see how well you can do with a new challenge. So, go to it. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This is a good time for the usually "serious-minded" Aquarian to let loose and enjoy some fun times. Expect to get good news about a workplace issue. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Changed plans might upset some people, but your needs should be respected. Offer explanations when necessary. But don't let yourself be talked into changing your decisions. Photos from Island events www.MyIslandTimes.com As summer draws to a close, Gulf Islands National Seashore is pleased to announce the arrival of the Annual International Coastal Cleanup. Coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy, the International Coastal Cleanup has grown into a major worldwide event. Volunteers should meet at Langdon Beach in the Ft. Pickens Area or at Opal Beach on the Soundside, Saturday, September 15 at 8 a.m. The clean up lasts until noon. Those who wish to volunteer at Naval Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze should meet at the south side picnic pavilion, just east of the parks visitors center. Last year, nearly 500,000 international volunteers lent a hand to clean up litter and marine debris from the shores, lakes and rivers of over 70 nations, from Argentina to Vietnam. In many of those countries, the effort is growing. At the 2011 Clean Up, close to 300 volunteers cleaned Escambia and Santa Rosa County beaches. Our goal wasnt just to clean the beaches, it was to educate people about keeping the said Park Ranger Beckie Mims. Some pieces of debris can outCoastal cleanup volunteers are advised to wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, sunscreen and hats. Water is advised. Families, individuals, businesses, and community groups can choose their favorite locations above to register and receive trash bags, data cards and information. For more information contact park ranger Beckie Mims at 850-934-2631 or email@example.com Local Parks Seek Volunteers For Internationl Clean Up Day
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Island Times PAGE 17 August 31, 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. Open every day at 11, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com Commercial & Residential Appraisal Consulting & Sales103 Baybridge Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL G. Daniel Green, MAI, SRAState-Cert. Gen. REA #RZ836 Real Estate Broker #BK176669 Sandcastles and such...Pensacola Beach Real Estate After Sundown... 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. 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 overlooks Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Were here everyday at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com BAMBOO WILLIES BEACHSIDE BAR bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. Willies Wear Gift Shop. Waterfront on Santa cated at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com SHAGGYS WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL through the open air dining room and side bar. friendly. Arrive by boat or car, bike or on foot. Open everyday at 11 a.m. in the big red building on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. www.shaggys.biz 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW YORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: email@example.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Island Times May 25, 2012 PAGE 12 Joanne & Noel Faddis toll free 1591 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 www.rmivacations.com RMIs Precious Pelican says, Owners, if you want higher income, lower costs and fewer problems, let me show you how! Were booking 2013 NOW! This is your chance to own a waterfront paradise. Located on 100 feet of the Santa Rosa Sound, this 4,505 SF, 4-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom home. Extensively remodeled in 2001. Every window features a water view. 1,200 SF of porch and deck space, a 15x15 waterfront gazebo, and a sparkling pool. 160 ft. pier featuring a 10,000-pound boat lift. $894,000. Call today! Island Realty 916-7188Jeremy JohnsonBroker Associate/Realtor 850-377-3145 firstname.lastname@example.org WWW.PNSBEACH.COM
Island Times August 31, 2012 PAGE 18 TURTLE TRAX By DJ Zemenick Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $55! HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Dolphin Cruises850-492-6337Located at the Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Long before people set foot on our beaches, when the island was still wild and natural, its beauty must have been even more breathtaking than what we see today. I can visualize the long slender belt of sugar white sand and the ribbons of turquoise and azure water which caressed the shore and slowly blended into a deep sapphire which stretched to the horizon. Once there stood huge, crescent-shaped dunes topped with golden sea-oat arms which gathered the wind and beckoned the dawn; wide swaths of salt marshes; interdune meadows dotted with butterfly pea, coral bean, and rose pinks; and perhaps even large maritime forests of sand live oak and slash pine which stood sentry on the north side of the island. Sea turtles were plentiful then and nested in peace. There were no bright lights or boisterous people to disorient or discourage them; no plastics in the sea to be mistaken for jellyfish; no fishing nets to entangle and drown them; no giant manmade holes along the shore to trap them or their hatchlings, no massive oil spills to pollute and poison their environment. But, as time progressed, people arrived and their population expanded rapidly, accompanied by pollution and overdevelopment. In the process, sea turtles were pushed to the brink of extinction. Fortunately, as centuries passed, we began to realize the importance of our environment and how our actions affect it and creatures with which we share it. Legislation such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora was enacted which bans the trade of products from endangered species. Today it is illegal for merchants to sell jewelry, hair combs and brushes made from the carapace scutes of sea turtles. Drums, shoes and other leather products made from the skin of sea turtle flippers are also banned but, unfortunately, sea turtle eggs and meat continue to be available on the black market in some places. Our task remains to educate people on things they can do to help sea turtles and bow to Mother Nature in times we cannot. Thankfully most people are captivated by sea turtles and eager to help them, but there are always rare exceptions. I laughed when I first read James Spotilas excellent book, Saving Sea Turtles, in which he acknowledges some people are like the Grinch. Their hearts dont pump enough loving blood, so the brain shrinks and the neurons shrivel until the only thing that fits inside is the $ symbol. But, just as the Grinch had Cindy Lou to show him the importance of caring, we have an incredible generation of young people who are the bright lights -make that sea turtle-friendly bright lights of our future. During our recent Sea Turtle Baby Shower hosted by the Holiday Inn Express and Margaritaville Beach Resort, I was impressed by the knowledge the 6 12 year old attendees had of sea turtles, and recycling and other environmental issues. How exciting! The following week, attending a nest behind the Holiday Inn Express, 8-year-old Abby Dupois, who was there with her small, red filtered flashlight (just like mine), informed me that she was going to be a marine biologist when she grows up! Considering her attentiveness, knowledge, and respect of the hatchlings that emerged that evening, I have no doubt that Abby will attain her career goals someday. I still smile recalling the last thing I heard Abby say to her mom as they walked away that night, We cant walk over the dunes. We have to go up there, as she steered them toward a walkover. And a little child shall lead them, I thought to myself. I feel so much better knowing that Abby and others like her will be here to take my place someday. Until next time, Lights out! Nest & Hatchling Update Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore as of August 25: Perdido Key -GINS 128 Ft. Pickens GINS 7 Pensacola Beach 19 Santa Rosa GINS 30 Total nests 76 Hatchlings: 1887 Pensacola Beach resident, lifeguard and Gulf Breeze High School Senior PJ Dunne is already off to a quick start this season. He recently earned a spot on the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association All-American Team for posting one of the fastest times in the country in the 200 yard freestyle. In order for a swimmer to be considered as a NISCA High School All-American he must compete for an interscholastic team and be scholastically eligible as determined by his state athletic Dunne Sets Academic And Athletic Markassociation or school authority. Then he was selected by his teammates as the 2012 captain of the boys' swim team. He is joined by fellow beach lifeguard and cocaptain Connor Torraca. Dakota Evans will captain the girl's team alongside co-captain Katie Tutt. The entire swim team enjoyed a pre-season team party at Surf Burger. The swimmers commented that it was totally awesome to have a full conversation that was not being held between sets and intervals, and to see each other with dry hair. Please recycle.Share Island Times with a friend.
Island Times PAGE 19 August 31, 2012 readin the water by Terri McKamey 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 MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Poker, 7 PM. Trivia, 9pm TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke 8 PM WED: $2 Ladies Nite. 5 PM Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Mike Jencks Band, 8:30 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/ Shaker Shirt. Less Than Zero plays 8:30 PM SAT: Curt & Friends, 3-7 on our Deck SUN: 9PM TIL KARAOKE & MUSIC W/DJ VIC Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 SHAKERFEST Sept. 14 -16A Pensacola Beach tradition Since 1973 Somethings always Shakin ShakerFest Drink Specials Giveaways ALL WEEKEND! SHAKE IT on the dance oor MUSIC W/DJ VIC Fri-Sat-Sun LIVE BANDS Sun, 5pm Queen Coronation on the dance oor on the dance oor Sun, 5pm Queen Coronation Friday, 9/14 9 PM -1 AM Kickoff Party Cornbred Sat, 9/15 3-7 pm: Kahlua Luau Ricky Phelps & Dennis Gossman $3 Bushwackers 9 PM 1 AM: The Astronauts Sun, 9/16 4-8 pm: Queens Party Wear a Tiara Trunk Monkey10 -til: Wrap Up Party DJ VicPerfect time of year to be Ted Gorder weighed in a 21 pound King Mackerel at Flounders Beach August 18 during the Miller Lite Kayak Fishing Tournament. Fifty anglers the Gulf, south of Fort Pickens, earned second place.
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