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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 11 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 18, 2012 Inspired By The Island Superstars To Locally Famous Make Beach Into Music MeccaIs it the rhythmic sound of the Gulfs waves that lure artists and musicians to Pensacola Beach? Mike Wheeler uses the island as his muse. His talents as a songwriter, musician, performer and artist are well known on Pensacola Beach. His latest creation is the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival poster. He is an icon among the thousands of performers who make up the islands music scene. From the ultra famous who will perform at DeLuna Fest this weekend to the fresh faced singersongwriters, music fans on Pensacola Beach will be swept up in a tornado of talent. Turn to page 2 for more.


PAGE 2 Island Times September 18, 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 DeLuna Fest Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Island Times Bands on the Beach Beachfront Stages, Super Stars And Legends Greet Island Audiences In Idyllic Settings Island Times of the In February, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction in the Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach cases challenging ad valorem taxation of leasehold improvements and land. At that time, the Court dispensed with oral argument in both cases. September 10 that the request to present oral arguments has been granted. Danny Kepner of Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge, represents the Pensacola Beach leaseholders. Oral arguments in both cases have been scheduled for Tuesday, November 6. The time, which could be as early as 9 a.m., will be determined later. The Court indicated that a maximum of 20 minutes per side will be allowed for the attorneys to make their case. The Pensacola Beach case is known as 1108 Ariola vs. Chris Jones (SC11-2231) and contests the taxation of leasehold improvements. The Navarre Beach case is known as Accardo vs. Gregory Brown (SC11-1445). neys from both sides as well as the "Friend of the Court" brief the Pensacola Beach case can be viewed at www.pbeachtaxsuit. com. It is not light reading. Keep in mind that November 6 is election day and that Tallahassee is one hour ahead of Pensacola. More information will be forthcoming for those interested in travelling to Tallahassee to attend in person. Instructions will also be given on how to view the arguments online. The schedule for the oral arguments is nearly two months away. When the Supreme Court will render a decision, is still unknown. At least, the issue of taxing leasehold property will have its day in the highest court in the state. Supreme Court Sets Date To Hear Arguments In Beach Tax Lawsuit Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments Tax Case Tuesday, November 6 Tallahassee


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 September 18, 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 September 8, 1981 A couple of weeks ago, I was just three centimeters from the end of my rope. Although, no one knows better than I do that the publication of a newspaper even every other week is always like running an endless obstacle course. I really never expected to wind up in the twilight zone the way I did on that August 25 edition. The fates simply would not let me go. My fearless typesetter, Bill Chisolm, was in Sacred Heart Hospital, undergoing open heart surgery about the same time he normally would have been preparing The Islander type, so I was forced to find a substitute, and did, in fact, deliver my copy to a local printer, who, in turn set the type. He also told me his press was capable of printed The Islander so it would not be necessary for me to worry about getting the paper to Crestview. Considering all the angles, I decided it would be all right just once. Then, I began an uphill battle to get The Islander printed and delivered, which made climbing the Matterhorn look like a Sunday afternoon stroll. On Monday, the plates were prepared and the printer promised a Tuesday delivery. Tuesday came and went. Wednesday did the same thing. On Thursday I was jumping up and down and screaming tearing out the last straggles of hair on my head. Promises. Promises. Promises. Dont worry. We can run The Islander Friday morning, I charged into the pressroom to find hundreds of blank and wierdy copies of Islanders all over everywhere. I took my layout and my pictures and I stomped back to the Beach. I then tore the paper completely apart and spent two days, rebuilding it to fit the press of the Okaloosa News Journal in Crestview. Rose Gaston, the publisher and my benefactress, called to tell me she would be coming to Pensacola Saturday and to bring the layout to Wayside Park off Scenic Highway at a given time. I drove all the way out Scenic Highway, crossed the bridge over Escambia Bay, sat in the roadside park for an hour. No Rose. So, I drove back homenow one centimeter from the end of my rope. Rose had left a message that she had been on the other side of the Three Mile Bridge waiting for me. Just one more mix-up. So, she drove to the beach, took the paper in hand, printed it, and delivered it back to me on Monday. Liz and I set off in the Rustmobile to get as many Islanders as possible out that afternoon and night. The issue was dated August 25. The date of delivery was August 31. I took time to glance inside to find that Louise and Jack Greenley had been transformed into Arnold and Penny Wilkie. I also found the price offered in the Gulf Breeze Travel ad for a weekend trip to Cancun was $345 instead of $335 as it should have been. I realized that the karate exhibition by Gerry Blanck and Sheryl Wheeler was over by the time the news appeared. I did not read on. Did you ever see a grown editor cry? I am a few centimeters back up the rope for a couple of reasons. One is that beach people, my avid readers, said not to worry. They like the paper, no matter what. And what is the alternative if I should suddenly run away from The Islander ? Well, the range would be from watching soap operas to becoming penniless. So, if its a paper or pauper, I have definitely decided in favor of the former The lilt of Irish laughter was a gift that Beverly Hughes gave freely. She passed away August 25 and left behind a legacy of generosity and loving spirit. Beverly, a 1979 graduate of Gulf Breeze High School, was born in Cincinnati, but raised in Gulf Breeze. She was a dental hygienist by trade, but she will be remembered for her sweet nature and friendly countenance. Her Irish eyes were always smiling. She was an original Irish darling of the Society of Leprechauns and served as their queen. She is famous for her charitable colSt. Paddys Day Pub Crawl on Pensacola Beach. She loved everything about swimming. She may have been happiest with her blonde hair her power boat around the Sound. Beverly was a member of the Krewe of Bananimals and the Krewe of Wrecks where she volunteered cheerfully for any task from serving as Queen to selling the Beach, always wearing some fashion forward hat to each party. She will be remembered at the SOB Christmas Brunch with a special toast and song this year. Beverly created and nurtured long lasting friendships. As a tribute to that special trait, her childhood Girl Scout troop members and leader attended the memorial service September 6 at Rose Lawn. Beverly leaves behind her parents Don and Audre Hughes, her loving boyfriend George Holcomb, special friends David Anderson, Glen Hussman and Shelly Alexander, and her beach family and friends. Memorial donations should be made to Covenant Hospice in her honor. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure tis like a morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter you can hear the angels sing, When Irish hearts are happy all the world seems bright and gay, And When Irish Eyes Are Smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.~Beverly Hughes February 25, 1961 to August 25, 2012Beach Friends Bid Goodbye To Beverly Hughes Beach Friends Bid Goodbye To Beverly Hughes Fort Pickens Opens After Storm RepairIsaacs storm surge and winds whipped up make shift sand dunes atop the road that leads to the historic Civil War fort on the islands western tip. After clean up and inspection, the Fort Pickens Area was opened to the public September 11. Most facilities and parking lots were open including the Fort Pickens Campground, Fort Pickens Visitor Center, and Langdon Beach Pavilion. At press time, two parking lots were still being cleared of sand, but should open soon. Motorists and cyclists are urged to use extreme caution on Fort Pickens Road since some sand and standing water remain. Electronic message boards are located on the east and west sides to warn visitors of the road conditions. Bowden Way, the road between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach, will remain closed until the asphalt is repaired. The road was overwashed and areas of the asphalt buckled. The projected date for reopening is late October to early November 2012. For general park information, please call 850-934-2600 or visit our website at www.nps. gov/guis.


PAGE 4 Island Times September 18, 2012 T? ???rivia PEOPLE www.paradisebar-grill.com 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 Locals know where to go... Retro Florida Inn Cozy Rooms for people & pets 850-932-2319 casual waterfront dining Get carried away by the music! full service bar waterfront stage Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Oct 2-7Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots John Nemeth All Star Jam Upstarts Posi Tones MONDAYS First Drink Free for Hospitality EmployeesThe Nouveau Honkies The Dream Vipers The Hangovers Praise in Paradise Gospel Brunch SUN OCT 7SHELLYS SOIREEFifteen years ago Shelly Scotto Pittman and Bridget Lewis concluded that people who have September birthdays are worth celebrating, so they did. Her house on Rio Vista became the appointed party place and ten people showed up. Fast forward to 2012. The event has to be held at the Sandshaker. Beverly Campbell supplies the food which is expertly prepared by Tracy and Ted Dwiggins. The band a partial list of the birthday gals and guys Shelly Scotto Pittman, Ashley Foreman Rotenberry, Bridget and Eric Lewis, Heidi Esposito, E-Dog, Jenni Moriobitto, Jeff Wheelock, Ted Dwiggins, Ricky and Marta Ray, Mark Julian, Mark Fleming all beach folks....then some town dwellers who love the beach like the BaBourke, Karen Sunday, Leslie Fore, Mike Bonelli, Marsha Gustafson and Jeff Smith. Shelly said partiers have traveled from Texas and Louisiana to attend. SYMPATHIESThe Beach family extends its warmest sympathies to Nasty John Thomas and his family who said goodbye to the patriarch of their clan Capt. Richard Terry Thomas, U.S. Navy retired. Thomas passed away September 5. He was 83-years-old. After a decorated career in the Navy which included serving as exington, Thomas served 15 years as a Panama Canal pilot. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Marian Jean Thomas, children Kathy Thomas, Jean Quisenberry, John Thomas, and Janet Thomas. A special service will be held at a later date. CHEERING FOR TUBSPete and Patsy Melin rode bikes to the Bathtub Races over the Labor Day Weekend. With sunny skies and big crowds taking every possible parking place, the longtime beach residents knew it was the best form of transportation. Three cheers for pedal power!ALUMSThe Beach School sits on a very small island, but friendships forged are long lasting, especially among the parents who volunteer time since Sally Chamberlin, Bill and Gwen Fontenot and Karen and Terry Krietzberg were active in the school PTA, but they gathered at a vividly painted table at Paradise to get caught up on the latest news. The Krietzbergs, who are temporarily in town, announced they have plans to continue their sailing adventure around the world aboard their boat, The Sora. COSSONS CHOIRThe Beach Church is welcoming Monika Cosson as their new Choir Director. Cosson lives in Gulf Breeze with her husband Kris, and sons Parker and Jackson. The congregation is singing her praises. THE SAND MANMove over Jim Cantore, Mike Willet gave the Avenida 10 report during Hurricane Isaac. He kept a close eye on the water and the sand, providing updates to his friends and family. Perhaps he has a second career in show biz, just waiting for him. COUNTING THE PLATESAccording to Jake B. Commer, there are more Arkansas license plates on the Beach this year. He sends his observation to Island Times accompanied by a copy of the travel story written by Mike Masterson in the Arkansas Democrat. Commer, who is retired from Colgate Palmolive, is correct, Arkansas visitors have increased. THE DOG AND THE WHALEThe Pygmy Sperm Whale that stranded itself on Pensacola Beach August 31 had a crowd of people and media trying to Wrangler Seadog. Alas, the poor whale did not survive, but Seadog got a few minutes of fame online, on television and in the daily rag. BIRDING BITSJayne Drees Redmon sends a feathered friends. She recommends changing the food in your hummingbird feeder every two days. Fresher is better. Jayne may have other tidbits and tips, after all she is a regular trivia player and a member of the Order of the Half.BEACH FANSErnie and Mary Freeland spend most of their days in Munford, Tennessee. They also have a farm in the Ozarks that they tend, so it was no wonder that they had not taken a vacation for decades. Their family encouraged them to visit Pensacola Beach, so the couple booked a Gulf front getaway at the Holiday Inn Express. That was four years ago, and they have returned every year. Ernie even shared his talent for whistling with his great niece Laken Harvey and her class at the Beach School, last year.THE BIG SWITCHEROOBeach resident and retired flight attendant Marcia Hoven has a tale to tell. Andrea and Errol Putfark and Marcia had travel plans for touring Peru and two things happened, Andrea took a nap; and Marcia and Errol decided the trip south was too dangerous and changed the destination to Milan, Italy. They arrived without their luggage but began touring anyway. The trio visited the Duomo Cathedral and Castle and toured the city in the open air bus. Marcia suggested the group visit the lake district. She had heard from someone, somewhere, sometime that Lake Garda was beautiful, and worth a visit. So they purchased a map and were off. Where did they end up? Lake Maggiore, much to their surprise. Don't ask how that happened. Marcia is supposed to be a seasoned traveler. Lake Maggiore, however, turned out to be the perfect place and they extended the beautiful lake. Reluctantly, they decided to to Mykonos, Greece to visit an old flying buddy of Marcia's, Katarina Sumwalt. Luckily she was still on the island and most gracious to receive a surprise visit from them. Do not travel to the Greek Islands in August, said Hoven. Very busy, and no rental cars available. Katarina talked a local into renting his vehicle to the trio for few days, and luckily Andrea was very proficient with driving a stick shift. The car was an old rust bucket, but served the purpose. A week later Errol and Andrea ferried to Athens; and Marcia headed back to her favorite spot in the world, Pensacola Beach. It started as a question from The Honorable Mayor Bob Merriman, When was the water tower Nicole Ayers remembers that she worked at Sherwin Williams on Garden Street and mixed the Hi-bild Aliphatic two part epoxy paint for the job. One of our Guardians of the Gulf, Pensacola Beach lifeguard Dave Greenwood states that the Beach Ball was painted in Spring of 1993. Give him a shirt! shouts sand. Nuff said. was spinning from the fumes left behind by that question. Travel down this road. Think back in Island history and identify the location of Petersee Way. It dumb phone for that matter. If you can pinpoint its location you will win an Island Times t-shirt. Send your answer to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net with Trivia in the subject line. First correct answer wins. Please include your name and phone number. Deadline to answer is September 25.


PAGE 5 Island Times September 18, 2012 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL DENISE TAYLOR TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood Santa Rosa Island Authority Board member Tammy Bohannon has been on a mission to write a concise statement to guide the islands future. The longtime Beach resident authored a mission statement which her fellow board members approved unanimously at their September 12 meeting. To promote tourism, manage growth and provide entertainment in a safe, clean ecofriendly environment, quoted Bohannon from her written submission. I think this mission statement is easy to follow and we can develop a vision statement from it. Ed Guernsey liked the statement so much he requested that it be printed on the Authoritys website, literature and coffee mugs. The Board went straight to work supporting the eco-friendly statement by approving a $500 sponsorship of Recyclemania. The event, hosted by the Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers, takes place Saturday, October 13 from 8 to noon at the Casino Beach parking lot. It includes a yard sale, shredding truck, hazardous waste collection and ECUA recycling opportunities. Additionally, the board voted in favor of the preparation of a $500,000 grant application to support eco-tourism efforts on Pensacola Beach. The request will be made from the Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotional Fund which has been established to promote tourism in areas impacted by the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Pensacola Beach resident Lila Cox volunteered to spearhead the effort along with hotelier Beverly McCay. We are a very unique place, located between two national seashore areas, said Cox. We have an opportunity here to develop an eco-tourism program with education and information that will sustain ongoing visitors who seek this kind of experience. Susi Robichaux from E.W. Bullock Associates, the Authoritys ad agency, assured the Board that globally eco-tourism accounts for 25 percent of all travelers. They seek uncrowded, natural areas and national parks. They tend to stay longer than vacation travelers. She also noted that many groups will be applying but not for eco-tourism programs. This is a unique approach and unlike what other local agencies are requesting, said Robichaux. The islands natural resources coupled with paddleboarding, snorkeling, wildlife and In further discussion, Board member Fred Gant wanted to make sure that all resources were available to Cox including the ad agency and the Authoritys engifull cooperation from the SRIA staff and for them to be included in any way necessary. Cox, who was commended by the board for her continued volunteerism, said I would like to see more people visit our island and respect the beach for what it is. We are a beautiful island. and program details will be reviewed by the Board at their September 26 meeting. The deadline to apply for the grant is October 5. Executive Director Buck Lee addressed the Boards request to seek ways to offer treated wastewater for irrigation to commercial and residential leaseholders. A study is currently being conducted by Emerald Coast Utilities Authority to identify a beach location for a treated water storage facility, and the costs associated with the storage and delivery of reclaimed water. The study should be complete before the end of the year. Baskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston reported that they are working with Matt Mooneyham, Escambia Countys project manager, on the design of a new access road to the Grand Marlin as well as the approach to the toll facility. Tammy Bohannon inquired about the Via de Luna median landscape project. Langston said, The ball is in Escambia Countys court. We are waiting to hear from Matt Mooneyham. The SRIA Board submitted a list of projects to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners for RESTORE Act funding. The list includes beach renourishment core area improvements and lighting, a pedestrian waterfront boardwalk encircling the core area, improvement to event staging facilities at Casino Beach and channel dredging. The list received conceptual approval from the SRIA board, and is subject to updates. The SRIA Committees will meet Wednesday, September 26 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Island Authority Mission Clear, Sights Set On Creating Vision


PAGE 6 Island Times September 18, 2012 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini 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! Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Next to Sonic and Dawgs, Tigers, Cats, welcome here!Its hard to believe that in ferent summer in some ways. Ive both attended and missed and out the door by the time the was busy with visiting relatives went. However, I did attend the moons in a single month. It was view of the full moon rising. ment leaving everything in sight was a dry zone, I never found it! I guess something about two events. Island Times problem there I love dessert! tle, too. ter, I would believe my life to be ternet and I may have found the is not deep fried but is served between the layers. Really, are there people who eat salad at ing and get ready for the treat of butter into batter and drop into deep fryer until lightly browned with a sugar glaze made with 2 and leaves you with a soft, melty enjoy and dont forget to share! anne Stanley preids Splash Party, Sepher customers and then drenched Splash Party attendees with busy day in Paradise.


Island TimesPAGE 7 September 18, 2012 The Seagulls SingLetters To The Editor ~~~~~~~~ www.bankofthesouth.com 136 FORT PICKENS RROADPENSACOLA BEACH 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 LLObbBBY CLOSED fFROM 1-3 pPM EACH DAY. D DRIVE UpP OpPEN DuURING ALL bBANKING HOuURS. Bank of the South Island BranchFull Service Banking Close to Home Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 916-9000 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 thebeachchurch.com The taxes paid by tourists who stayed overnight in Escambia County amounted to $1.168 million during June this year which is a 23 percent increase over last summer according to 4 Tourist Development Council. Pensacola Beach collections totaled $582,744 for June. The Council continues to work on a new way of managing the portion of collections which are designated to marketing Escambia County. The budget $4.9 million according to County Amy Lovoy. The Council seeks to create an efficiency by consolidating the promotion and marketing of the entire area with the Pensacola who will in turn represent partner agencies. The partner agencies include all local Chambers, Penadditional stakeholders. The Council, previously, directed the Pensacola CVB to set aside $300,000 for event events. The Council designated $50,000 from that fund to support the grand opening of the Community Maritime Park which has been rescheduled November 17. unanimously to support the event in the same amount. terim Vice President of Tourism Council with a draft of criteria and measurable results that an event must meet to be considered for promotional funding. Performance measures could include a minimum of 8 percent growth in tourist development taxes for the event date and proof of increased private as he presented the criteria and money, the Pensacola CVB will place the advertising on their behalf. The Council discussion following his presentation made clear that some members wanted to retain the ability to fund deserving events in ways other than advertising. For instance some trade association conferences do not require advertising but will commit to bringing hundreds of delegates if a civic center rental is paid for. Council Member Denis McKinnon offered that special exceptions could come before the Council for a vote. Member Nan Harper was not as lenient. Great job on this criteshould weaken this. Commissioner Gene Valentino wanted a preference to be shown to the Chambers of Commerce who are partnered with the CVB. The criteria and measurable goals for funding document will continue to be reviewed. is making $57 million available from a Tourism Promotional Fund and that many local agencies are potential applicants. The deadline to apply for this funding is October 5. We have the applications available in our office, said ited to $500,000 per agency, but or other entities or organizations may apply. McKinnon commented that the Council could make applicahim on potential projects. The Tourist Development day, December 4 at 3 p.m. in the Old Courthouse, Room 205. The meetings are open to the public. Bed Tax Revenues SoarBeach Accounts for Half of CollectionTom and Renata where have you gone? Have you been washed away by the tide? Has the winds taken you for a ride? Are you huddled together under the table? Have you gone to Green Cove Springs to see Aunt Mable? What has happened to both of you? I call but I cant get through. Are you up or down or anywhere around? Have you gone to Grove Hill to see Aunt Mary Jane Brown? Im tired of looking! Im tired of calling! The shape Im in is really appalling! With crying and shaking Im really a mess. I can not even sleep, Ill have to confess. My hair is falling out, my toe nails too! Its all because Im worried about you. If you get this letter today or whenever, just send me a line. It doesnt have to be clever! Y our worried sister, Linda AA COINCIDENCE? We lost our precious twenty seven year old daughter Jenna to an accidental drowning. The sorrow and pain is indescribable. We held a paddle-out where hundreds of friends and family paddled to buoy F, which we encing yet another hurricane, Hurriin a much different way now. Two other storms took our home and everything in it. That kind of loss, Before the storm, husband beach to check the wave conditions. was in the churning white water. At sunrise we returned and saw the H on the buoy.not suggested we go further down the beach. We found buoy C. Finally we passed the pier, thinking it would be impossible for the buoy to have traveled this far Our last stop was the beach icon, The all the sentiments written on it were still visible. My sister received this text message about the time we found ways to live your life. One as though nothing is a miracle and the other as though everything is a miracle. (Albert Einstein) absolutely positive it is a message from God that my little girl is safe thanking God for His message of comfort to Mike and me.


PAGE 8 Island Times The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonSeptember 18, 2012 Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine MarinaHave you visited Dales Big Deck?Waterfront Deck SEPTEMBER18th Open Mic Night with Tim 19th Bar BINGO, 7:30-9:30 20th Karaoke, 7:30 11:30 21st Karaoke, 7:30 11:30 22ndPosi Tones, 7:30 -11:30 23rd Southern Breeze 4-8 24th Open Mic Night with Tim 25th Open Mic Night with Tim 26th Bar BINGO, 7:30-9:30 28th Karaoke, 7:30 11:30 29th The Blenders 7:30 11:30 30th Lektric Mullet 1st Open Mic Night with Tim 2nd Open Mic Night with Tim 3rd Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Kick Off Party. 3rd -7th Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. 29th Krewe of Wrecks Halloween Costume Party! 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! FOOTBALL FANS WELCOME HERE! native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! Serving Breakfast & Lunch OCTOBER I am not a huge fan of reality television. However, a few nights ago I found myself watching -in utter disbelief I might add -Dance Moms. Now for those of you not familiar with Dance Moms, this is a reality show about an obnoxious dance teacher (Abby Lee) who only wants to win and does. Her antics and tirades are only to be outdone by the mothers of her students. In the one episode that I watched, the dancers were berated, humiliated, physically injured and in tears. I, too, was in tears yearning for a good re-run of the Brady Bunch or Gilligan's Island. TV shows that I could totally relate to or at least wanted to. Then it hit me, I should produce my own reality show called Gulf Breeze High School Swim Moms. GBHS Swim Moms would have a cast of 40 and highlight extraordinaire Mary Dunne, email guru Evelyne Niven, computer whiz Jennifer Dermody, art director Liz Freeman, and kid handler Karen Toracca. It would be amazing to watch and you would get an insight into what it takes to be a GBHS Swim Mom while balancing a career and family. Unlike Dance Moms who are encouraging their children to be Lifetime Channel champions, GBHS Swim Moms know it's more important to be a champion for a lifetime and act accordingly. While the Dance Moms are mean to each other and hateful to the instructor, the GBHS Swim Moms are forging the ways they can to support the coach. One could argue that dancing is an individual sport and thus brings out the ruthless competitor in the athlete. It is long grueling hours for the moms because someone has to drive back and forth to the studio or sit and wait. Swimming is really no different. Much like a troupe routine, the only time swimmers compete with their teammates, and not against them, is on a relay. However, the Dance Moms take great pride in sabotaging their children's teammates costumes; GBHS Swim Moms chase down the FedEx delivery driver so that each swimmer can have a team cap. Dance Moms are outwardly concerned, but inwardly relieved when any dancer but their own gets hurts. GBHS Swim Moms want all of their swimmers healthy and competing at all times. Dance Moms sit front and center at every competition and cheer on their own child while making snide remarks about their competitors. That thought wouldn't even cross the minds of the GBHS Swim Moms. at the swim meets, dragging in the team coolers with food and water for the entire team, setting up team tents and then they in the stands. They cheer for every swimmer and applaud great swims no matter what team that swimmer is on. Finally Dance Moms are even mean to each to other. They never have a nice thing to say about each other's appearance including hair and clothing style. GBHS Swim Moms are naturally beautiful -sunscreen for makeup and team t-shirts for all. Plus it's hard to criticize perfection of a good heart. Unfortunately GBHS Swim Moms probably won't ever be made into a reality TV show and that's okay by me. I am very fortunate to play a bit part in this cast of wonderful characters. Until next time... Lexi McNamara started swimming competitively while she was a student at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. She is a freshman at Gulf Breeze High School and a member of the swim team. She represented the Dolphins at the Freestyle Invitational hosted at Hunter Pool September 8. Gulf Breeze High School swimmer Claren Anderson, left, and Swim Mom Mary Dunne, wait for the starters instructions at the Freestyle Invitational at Hunter Pool, Septemat the meet. Look for your photo in our gallery online at www.MyIslandTimes.com


PAGE 9 Island Times September 18, 2012 Songwriters Seminars Beth Nielsen Chapman Studio Amped WSRE Songwriters Concert Kick Off Party Sabine Sandbar Sunset Cruises Celebrity Mini Golf Songwriters Luau Aloha Praise in Paradise Gospel Paradise Bar Saturday, Sept. 29 Sunday, Oct. 781 Songwriters on 15 Stages Listening Room Tickets $10 ea.stages 81 Songwriters on 15 Stages Aiken Baggett Barbato Beaver Black Black Black Bowling Bresh Brethauer Briggs Britton Brown Brown Buppert Carpenter Carroll Carson Cassity Chapman Clarkin Cooper Dalton Demay Demay Denny Droze Duncan Femino Flowers Frinzi Garcia Glass Gossman Green Hart Hayes Howard Jeffcoat Johnson Jones Justice Keel Killough Levine Manna McBride Miller Nash Norris Otto Orenstein Pace Parker Pasquale Pearcy Petty Phillips Powers Reeve Salley Sandford Sheets Slater Silvey Smith Spoltore Stone Tabor Talley Thompson Vandiver Vignolo Watson Whaley Wheeler White Wilson Youngblood Youngblood YovichMost Concerts FREE!The School Bell Rings WELCOME WARRIORSThe third graders in Joy McLaurines Beach School class launch an assault on school work each year, claiming victory as the FCAT scores roll in. New among the ranks are Madeline Johnson, Metallica Bourgeois, Brianna Dizon, Jack Landis, Emory Gardner and Aubree Hampton.FEED MEWith a national spotlight on nutrition and school lunches, Gulf Breeze High School brought in a new manager for their cafeteria operations. Pensacola Beachs Kim Schmitz, who worked for years at the elementary school in Gulf Breeze, has been tapped for the top spot in the High School cafeteria management. Although Kim was happy to kick off the school year, she was initiated by Hurricane Isaac turning the schedule upside down her first week. LETTERS FROM THE SENATORThe Hunter family on Sabine Drive are doling out a big pat on the back to their kids Jude and Cameron. Cameron is an eighth grader at Gulf Breeze Middle and Jude is in fourth grade at the Beach School. Each received scholars awards and a personal letter from Senator Don Gaetz for being recognized as "one of our state's best performing students" for their recent FCAT results. Ryan Jenkins, who is also a fourth grader at the Beach School received a congratulatory letter from Senator Gaetz, too. Mom Shara said, He congratulated Ryan for his extraordinarily high score on the FCAT! PENCIL THIS INOctober 22 is a planning day at the Beach School, so the students do not report to classes. October 26 is the Fall Festival at the Beach School. Get your costume ready!PIE ANYONE?The Partners-in-Educationprogram is for anyone who would like to support the Pensacola Beach Charter School. Although ad valorem taxes are being assessed on Beach leaseholders and used by the Escambia County Schools, they do not benefit the Beach School. You can help by donating online at www.pbes.org or sending a check to the school. Gulf Breeze High School Drummer Jake Wilson marches to the stadium September 7. Jake who has been a band member through middle and high school is in the eleventh grade. Although the Dolphin football team did not beat Catholic High, Jakes dad Ron Wilson said the band gave a winning performance. Rons office is at Southern Resorts on Pensacola Beach. Pensacola Beach resident Mark Denunzio serves as the Gulf Breeze Rotary Clubs president. The Club will host a Tailgaitin Fun Run 5K and Cookoff, October 13. The run begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Gulf Breeze High School Dolphin Stadium, and is followed at 10 a.m. by a Tailgaitin Party. Our goal is to create a family-friendly event that area residents and visitors can enjoy and look forward to for years to come, comments Denunzio. And who doesnt want to show their true football fan colors and enjoy good tailgaitin barbecue? The most wonderful aspect of the event is that it all benefits scholarships and the many worthy causes Gulf Breeze Rotary Club supports. Registration is available online through Active.com. Entry fee for the 5K Fun Run is $25 for adults and $10 for the Tail Gate Party. The Gulf Breeze Rotary has awarded 120 scholarships totaling over $400,000.Beach Resident Leads Rotary Club Fun Run To Benefit Scholarship Fund


PAGE 10 Island Times September 18, 2012 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 5/5 $574,900 3/5 $249,900 NAVARRE Brand new! Beautiful new soundfront community located just 3 miles west of the Bridge. 3/3 $182,900 Call for a personal tour! Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $180,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings: Gulf Breeze addl locations Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze MostlyBy Candace Segar Recyclemania SATURDAY OCT 13 8 to Noon Casino Beach Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup in parking lot near Ft. Pickens Rd entrance. Setup 7 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. Disposal of Unsold Items to take any items you would like to donate. If we cancel: If we are forced to cancel due to the weather,the I will adhere to these rules. I also agree to hold the Pensacola Signature _______________________________ Date ___________ www.pbadvocates.org Check if you will need more than one parking place. What do glass tube tunnels, symmetrical faces and track lines have in common? All three are found on Mars. Unlimited Horizons hosted a seminar featuring audience. Rodger, a TV producer showed us segments from his documentary, Red Planet The Mysteries of Mars. It featured two scientists, the late astronomer, Dr. Tom Van Flandern (graduate of Xavier and Yale) and physicist Dr. Claude Swanson, (graduate of MIT and Princeton). Dr. Van Flandern discussed the probability of a Planet 5 that would have been located between Jupiter and Mars approximately 3.2 million years ago. An asteroid belt now occupies that space. Planet 5 may have had a moon; a moon we now call Mars. Our red planet has indeed suffered some type of battle because one side of it has major damage from a severe impact. But thats not all. Looking at pictures from Mars has unleashed a great deal of controversy. The face at Cydonia is probably the most disputed example. It looks humanoid. The mainstream science consensus is that it is simply an anomaly created by the weather. The more renegade scientists think it was created by intelligent beings. There is data to support this thought. The face is threedimensional not two dimensional. made by nature. Measurements were taken to identify angles around the face to determine symmetry. The measurements supports that this was made by intelligent life. Also in support of symmetry is the fact that the nose, eyes, mouth and eyebrows are the same on both sides of the face. There are other examples, and these pictures are available from both NASA and also the European Space Agency (ESA) on their respective websites. In addition Dr. Van Flanderns website is still active and available at www.metaresearch.org. Dr. Claude Swanson discussed the idea behind torsion research currently being done. The torsion wave is a force akin to gravity. It travels faster than both gravity and the speed of light and has given rise to dark energy and matter; building blocks of our universe. The Russians designed telescopes to detect torsion waves and block out all other forms of energy including light. The signals received included an 8.3 minute delay of the sun, an instantaneous image from the image all three received at the same time. This research may communications in outer space and space travel. Dr. Swanson has written two wonderful books entitled, The Synchronized Universe and Life Force, The Synchronized Universe. Dr. Swansons website is www.synchronizeduniverse.com. This is just a taste of what Jim Rodger introduced to the audience at his lecture. The pictures he provided were incredible. There were more humanoid pictures in which details such as an eye and eyebrows were obvious. Rodger is not just a television/documentary producer; his background also includes working in the power industry at sub-stations. He is a licensed pilot as well as an advanced class licensed HAM Radio operator. Jim Rodger is by all means a Renaissance Man. His website is www.ethericminds.com. In the 21st century we now need more than ever folks like Jim Roger, Dr. Van Flandern and Dr. Swanson. These men are true pioneers in new discoveries and presenting the other side of the story. I applaud them for their courage and their research.850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com


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Island Times September 18, 2012 PAGE 12 Cest bon! Fat Tuesday gave way to Lent and The Maven languished in her lounge chair from April to August. She was joined by the Easter Bunny and Uncle Sam before she decided to shake a leg at a few krewe todos. Who let the dogs out? Clearly, it was the Bananimals. They never stop, not even to close the party barn. The latest shindig was a low country shrimp boil high above Little Sabine Bay at the Sandbar, September 9. They raised a wad of money to donate to Veterans Dive Locker, a group supporting recreational and therapeutic diving for disabled vets. They have two meetings, a parade, and a costume party planned in the next seven weeks. If you can keep up, you can apply for membership. Its fifty dollars and attendance at their meeting on October 7 at the Sandbar at 3 p.m. Quite the opposite are the Naugas who have disappeared or are simply invisible. No word except a cryptic message scrawled in the sand in the former Sandspur Republic January 26, 2013. The kilted krewe of St. Patrick are up to their usual shenanigans. They were spotted at Flounders and then again at McGuires Grand Hall last week. Mario Roberts is already plotting an oer the top Mardi Gras Ball. Get your kilt pressed and your shamrocks ready to roll. Word around the keg is that they may invite a few lucky lads and lasses to become members. The open spots are as rare as hens teeth. The Mystic Krewe of Nereids created havoc at Paradise September 9. The Splash Party, which is code for squirt anything that moves with a highpowered water cannon, had even the mermaids looking for a clam shell to crawl into. Queen Monette Hodges danced on the wet asphalt. Nasty John Thomas, Lila Cox and Melanie Jill Rowe were in the dunk tank; not to be conMardi Gras Maven Photographing the Krewe of Bananimals members while they are momentarily still is a real feat. Talented photographer GG e na Raymon captured these Bananimals at the krewes Shrimp Boil, September 9 at the Sabine Sandbar. Ready to party are (L to R): Nancy Born, Bruce Raymon, Donna and Bill Clark. Rebecca and GG erry OMahony, who are longtime members of the Krewe of Bananimals, gave their support to the September 9 Shrimp Boil and the Veterans Dive Locker donation. Bananimals Treasurer Mary Jo Tibbits presents a donation to Jan of the Veterans Dive Locker atthe Shrimp Boilfused with the drunk tank. After Elaine Mitchell lets the dollar bills dry, she will report how much money was raised for the Nereids charity. The furry and fun loving (if you like kids or dogs) Kids and Kritters paraders have a scheme for a theme. Too secret for publication, but Howdy Paw-dner! The Coven, who fly in to the Krewe of Wrecks first meeting, are demanding additional broom parking be added before October 29. What a bunch of witches! Oh, to be Queen in 2013 Twelfth Night is January 5 and Fat Tuesday is February 12. Thirty-eight days of constant parties, splendid balls, champagne infused fun, and of course, parades. What more could you ask for? Your champagne glass runneth over. Au bientot. Rawl and Terri Ray, left, check out former Krewe of Coma King Nasty John Thomas Splash Party attire. He used the star to shield himself from the water guns. The party, which raised funds for charity, was at Paradise Bar and G G rill, Sunday, September 9.


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PAGE 14 Island Times September 18, 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 Calendar September 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. 25: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, 8:30 am, Our Ladys Hunt Hall 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. 28: Glow in the Dark Gulf Breeze Chamber Golf Tourney 28: PB Optimist Club Installation of Officers, Crabs We Got Em 29: Paddle for a Cure, Little Sabine Bay 29: Brawl on the Beach. 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. Park East 9: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 10: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm, #1 Via de Luna. 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 20: Star Gaze Casino. Dusk 21: Celebration 4444 Education, Poke Tourney, Paddy OLearys, 2 pm 23: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 24: SRIA meeting, 5 pm, #1 Via de Luna 29: Krewe of Wrecks Meeting, Sandbar, Costume Required. 30: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 30: Pensacola Beach Chamber Meeting, Days Inn, 8:30 am NOVEMBER 3: Margaritaville SUP and 5K 4: Daylight Savings Time ends 11: Beach Veterans Day Parade, 2 pm 17: Gulf Breeze Pet Fest 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 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 PetsBay View at 1559 Whisper Bay. 4/3. MLS #430431 1203 Maldonado Dr. 4/3 MLS#430437 Call Today. 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 Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. humanesocietyofpensacola.orgBest Paw Forward Training people to work with their pets. Group and private lessons. www.BestPawForward.info Find us on FacebookKids and Kritters Parade. Pensacola Beach February 2, 2013VERDELL is still missing. He was last seen August 4 near Calle Hermosa. He is a dark grey cat with a white patch on his tummy. Micro-chipped. He has a sensitive lower back, so please use care when handling. He is 17-years-old, but in good health. His family is heartbroken. 937-603-2706. Please call with any information. Reward is available. Id rather have Flounder, than foes Id rather have shrimp than a rose For lunch I have beef and dinner a feast; the aromas a treat for my nose!


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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Good news: All that hard work you put in is beginning to pay off. But you need to watch that tendency to insist on doing things your way or no way. Be a GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to delay making a decision on the future of a long-standing relationship until you check out some heretofore hidden details that are just now beginning to emerge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your reluctance to compromise on an important issue could backfire without more facts to support your position. Weigh your options carefully before making LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is a good time for ambitious Leos or Leonas to shift from plandoing it. Your communication skills help persuade others to join you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Relationships -personal or professional -present new challenges. Be careful not to let a sudden surge of stubbornness with them. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might need more facts before you can decide on a possible career change. But you a decision about an important personal matter. SCORPIO (October 23 to by most people for your direct, no-nonsense approach to the replace honest skepticism with stinging sarcasm. 22 to December 21) A newly emerging situation could require a good deal of attention and some see it through. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters need attention. Check things out carefully. There still might be hinder your efforts to repair damaged relationships. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Of course you something special. But for now, tuck that bit of mad money away. ing cash crunch. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A temporary setback by changing some of your plans. well until the tide turns back in tolerance for those who act without concern for others.Lace Up Your Hiking Boots For Trail EventsThe Florida Trail Associations Peggy Grantham will lead a ber 23 at 7 a.m. at Gulf Islands Gulf Breeze. Meet at the Seashore Visitor Center parking lot. The walk will last about one hour, for a distances between 1 and 3 miles. nearby restaurant after the walk. Call Peggy Grantham 850-7765147 or sign up at http://www. meetup.com/ftawesterngate/. The Florida Trail Association wants you to Take a Stroll 29. This is the third in a series of at the parking lot at the entrance to Fort Barrancas aboard NAS Pensacola on Taylor Rd. This history stroll will take as on a tour of old Fort Barrancas, one of three forts that guarded the bay, said Peggy Grantham. After walking though the fort we will walk though the museum and diner in the museum. Please contact Peggy Grantham 850-776-5147 for details or sign up at http://www. meetup.com/ftawesterngate/. The Florida Trail Association promotes a network of hiking trails throughout the state, including the unique Florida National Scenic Trail. For more information go online to www.westgate. Triathlon Courses Altered By StormThe Santa Rosa Island Triathlon will take place Saturday, October 6 on Pensacola Beach. Please refer to www.sritri.org for changes in the race course due to road closures. The Sea Turtle Tri at Park East.


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Island Times PAGE 17 September 18, 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 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: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 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: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Island Times May 25, 2012 PAGE 12 John Mark Adams, 12, and his dad Bryan paddled an unwieldy bathtub


Island Times September 18, 2012 PAGE 18 TURTLE TRAX By DJ Zemenick 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. Please recycle.Share Island Times with a friend.In the years before the sea turtle monitoring program was initiated on Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas of the National Seashore, it was not unusual for Islanders to wake up on summer mornings and discover hatchlings in their yard or the middle of the street. Many locals can tell you back-then stories of how they and their children would run through streets and yards tracking down disoriented hatchlings before ghost crabs or sea gulls feasted on them, then race to the Gulf with their preOne such tale unfolded in the summer of 1990 at a beach house on Ariola. The home, which would soon experience a considerable amount of drama, was well into its second generation, loved well and love-worn by the small family who lived there. That particular day promised to be a scorcher, but they were blessed to have a swimming pool in the back yard where they could cool off as the temperature climbed. The girls werent always pleased with the chore of checking for ghost crabs in the pool and sometimes having to scoop the pesky creatures out, but that was just part of life on the beach. Jane stepped out on the patio of coffee. There was no need to push the hair back out of her eyes since the humidity was dodamp curls on her forehead. It two of her daughters, her 8-yearold grandson, and the handsome young man who would soon be her son-in-law. Happy thoughts quickly soured as Jane caught a tiny sea turtle which had obviously hatched during the night and become disoriented. It had found its way into a horrible situation...a chlorinated pool. Janes coffee cup clattered onto the patio table as she rushed to the pool and grabbed the hatchling, sick at the thought it might die from exposure to a bucket with fresh water, and called for the family to help. Startled by her calls, the family rushed outside and found Jane gently rinsing a baby turtle. Even though little was known about sea turtles or their hatchlings at that time, it was evident to Jane that this little creature should be relocated into the Gulf as quickly as possible. Luckily, Janes future sonin-law who was both a good surfer and strong swimmer had already arrived. Harry, a Marine Corps Second Lieutenant, was no stranger to taking orders and heard the same steel in Janes voice as he did in a commanding hatchling past the rolling surf and safely deposit it into the Gulf of Mexico. Harry grabbed a kickboard which happened to be near the swimming days at Pensacola Junior College Aquatic Club, and they ran for the Gulf. Once in the water, he created a safety-barrier around the tiny hatchling with his hands and forearms while holding onto the kickboard. Harry kept swimming until he was well past the second sandbar and tentatively released the turtle into the Gulf, concerned that his charge might be too weak to survive. As the hatchling was enveloped by warm Gulf water, instinct took over and Harry watched as it began to swim like a champion toward and disappeared from his sight. In the end, Jane was right, as for everyone. Jane Waters spent the remainder of her life in that special beach house. She had long since become a moving force on PenIsland newspaper, co-founding Mardi Gras on Pensacola Beach, and as a founding member of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. In 1995, Jane married Frank Cooper, and the more laughter from their blended family. It was a huge loss for the family when Jane passed away in January of this year. It was also a heartbreaking loss for long-time Islanders who knew her well and even some she had never met, but whose lives shed touched. The beach house became and the family had to make hard decisions about what to do with it. Times had changed, as had the beach. In the end, surprisingly, it was Janes youngest daughhusband, Harry (now a Colonel in the USMC), who decided to buy the beach house and make it their someday-home. It just felt the house for the summer with her son, Harry, IV, and began the process of renovations and creating more memories as the beach ~ ~ ~ In the wee hours of July 2, 2012, a loggerhead sea turtle crawled ashore, lifted her head to survey her surroundings and she had once hatched. Directly across the street was a familiar beach house where a hatchling had been rescued from the swimming pool 22 years earlier. Perhaps she was the very same hatchling Jane and Harry saved that day, perhaps a nest-mate, or possibly even the mother of the rescued hatchling. On Sunday night, September 2, the nest across from the beach house hatched and this time Janes spirit was surely in attendance as the hatchlings emerged and headed into the Gulf water. The coffee, contemplating the work being done on the swimming pool. Yep, it was going to be a Nest & Hatchling Update Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore as of September 11: Perdido Key -GINS .........20 Ft. Pickens GINS ........... 7 Pensacola Beach ..............19 Santa Rosa GINS...........30 Total nests ........................76 Total Hatchlings 2827


Island Times PAGE 19 September 18, 2012 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 The party starts here!A Pensacola Beach tradition Since 1973 Somethings always Shakin DELUNA FEST Parties ALL WEEKEND! MUSIC W/DJ VIC Fri-Sat-Sun LIVE BANDS Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke 8 WED: Thurs, 9/20 8 PM -Midnite Ricky Lee Phelps & David Glencoe Friday, 9/21 9 PM Class X 11 PM DeLuna Fest After Party Honey Island Swamp Band Saturday, 9/22 Noon 2 DeLuna Fest PreParty w/ Lex & Terry 3-7 PM Class X Encore 10-2 AM Gravy Flavored Kisses Sunday, 9/23 4-8 PM Lee Yankie & The Hells Yeah 9 pm til Karaoke with DJ Vic Thursday, 9/27 8 PM -Midnite Ricky Lee Phelps & Dennis Gossman Fri-Sat, 9/28 29 Class X Sun, 9/30 4-8 PM Terry Lee Poole 9 PM TIL Karaoke with DJ VicSeems like all this rain from Isaac has muddied up the bays pretty good and clouded up around Pensacola Pass. Its only just now starting to really clear and I've been hearing lots of hit to get a few nice Flounder, too. The Flounder seem to be wide spread and willing to bite once you locate them. The best time is early morning, but if you can't bring yourself to leave the bed that early, try late evening. I've had good luck at both times. Reports from both Navarre and Pensacola Beach Pier show that anglers are bringing in King Mackerel, and some really big Spanish. A few Black Snapper are starting to move in. As the wind shifts and the water continues to clear be ready for some really And, of course, there are always a few Sharks for those who like the action. more, too, as the water clears. I've seem some really nice Bull Reds out at Fort Pickens recently. It won't be long now until they start their run. Got a few nice tournaments coming up middle and end of this month and into October. Check with Vic at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle for all the details, when and where. It's going to be a beautiful weekend here on the beach. So what are you waiting for? Grab a By Terri McKameyProceeds from the Bushwacker 5K were donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters by the Capt'n Fun Runners. Accepting the check for $7,000 are: (center) Board Chairman Lewis Bear, III and Big Brothers President and CEO Paula Shell. Runners at the presentation included: Johnny Graves, Carmen Fisher, Cathy Tosta, Leslie Barnhill, Phyllis Carr, Marilyn Kelly, Danny Turner, Dave Kessler, Pete Melin, Bill Weese, Carol Battles, Lindy Freeman-Kessler, Carol Wright, Charlene Meyer-Bolton, Kevin Ronan and Glenn Bolton. Artists Perform, Wine Flows At Chambers FestivalThe Pensacola Beach Chambers Art and Wine Festival, October 6-7, has ramped up the wine list, amped up the performance arts and is on track for a sold out festival site according to Beverly Campbell, Beach Chamber vicechairman. This is going to be a great festival, said Campbell. In fact the entire weekend will be busy with the triathlon, Songwriters and our fest. and Wine Festival will have all activities located in the Visitors Center parking lot. The festival opens at 11 a.m. daily, and closes at 5 p.m. There is no charge to attend, enjoy the entertainment or stroll through the art vendors. There is 100 tasters will receive an Art and Wine Festival jute wine bag. For information, go to www. PensacolaBeachChamber.com


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