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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 14 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 30, 2012 Islanders Salute Veterans With Patriotic Procession Helen Cotton has an indomitable spirit. When the nation was in the grips of World War II, Cotton was proudly serving in the United States Coast Guard. She was a Coastie from February 25, 1943 to December 7, 1945 working as a Communications Specialist at Boston Harbor Patrol Base. Cotton, who has been a Pensacola Beach resident since 1969, participates in the Veterans Day parade annually. In recent years, her son-in-law Dr. Thomas Campanella, right, has chauffeured her in his sporty red convertible along the parade route. Look for Helen Cotton as the parade rolls on November 11 beginning at 2 p.m. Helen Cotton, Island Times salutes you! For more, turn to page 2. 25th Annual Pensacola Beach Veterans Day Parade Rolls November 11
PAGE 2 Island Times October 30, 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 As is the those whose fate those still listed Retired United States Marine Corps Colonel Christopher Holzworth will serve as the Veterans Day Parade Grand Marshall. Have you ever tasted a Ghouls And Guys Gather For Islandwide Halloween HappeningsCommissioner Sets Town Hall Meeting
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 October 30, 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 Mardi Gras on the Island schedule sponsored by WWW.PENSACOLABEACHMARDIGRAS.COM Events What happened on the eleventh day of the eleventh month at the eleventh hour and eleventh minute in 1918? The Armistice to end World War I was signed in a railroad car in a small town in the North of France. At that precise moment on that day in the years that followed, Armistice Day was commemorated. It was the day set who died in World War I. Later, the world again went to war and although no armistice agreement was signed the Allied of surrender which is about the same thing. After World War II then, the Congress wanted to pay tribute to veterans of all wars. They took over the November 11 holiday, and during the Eisenhower Administration, it was changed to Veterans Day. The activities on Veterans Day have not changed much from year to year. Parades, marching bands, wailing sirens, patriotic speeches, and the placing of wreaths are always customary. Banks, schools, and federal agencies take the day off. It is a time to price so many have paid for the freedom we enjoy. Hopefully, a few of the people who have next Wednesday off will be aware of the reasons they have a holiday. While Veterans Day honors the veterans of all wars, Memorial Day, normally is celebrated on May 30 is set aside to honor those members of the military who have lost their lives in war time. Memorial Day has had a tough go in the South because it was established in 1861 by General John A. Logan, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic. The Rebels refused to go along with this holiday and celebrated their own Confederate Memorial Day variously set on April 26, May 10 and June 3. Confederate Memorial Day was to New Orleans in the late 1950s. There are still a few staunch hold-outs in the South who refuse to recognize Memorial Day as a day set aside to honor the fallen of every war from the Revolution to the skirmishes in the Persian Gulf. In many areas it is still considered the day the Yankees honor the Northern soldiers who were killed in the War Between the States. Northerners and Southerners have stood side by side in hundreds of battles since the dark days when their predecessors fought against each other in the Civil War. Although state and county offices are closed on Memorial Day, it is still not a holiday for school children in Escambia County. Local veterans organizations are now asking the school board to make Memorial holiday, so these youngsters will understand that they live in the United States of America, where thousands of citizens have lost their lives serving their country. One country under God [Editors Note: Since this column appeared in 1987, the issue of Escambia County students attending school on Memorial Day has been resolved. It appears the Pensacola Beach Elementary School calendar. ] Attorney Danny Kepner of Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge, and his legal team have twenty minutes to present oral arguments to get the heavy burden of taxes lifted from Santa Rosa Island leaseholders backs. The State Supreme Court will hear from the attorneys in two cases involving taxation of leaseholders on Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach, Tuesday, November 6 at 9 a.m. or later. The Pensacola Beach case is 1108 Ariola, et. al. vs. Chris Jones, et. al. (SC11-2231) and contests the taxation of leasehold improvements. The Navarre Beach case is known as Accardo et. al. vs. Gregory Brown (SC11-1445) where the question of taxing leasehold land will be litigated. In February, the State Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction of the cases, without granting the ability to present an oral argument. After requesting to be heard, the Court decided to allow the attorneys to present oral arguments. In his brief, Kepner wrote, Because Petitioners have no equitable ownership and are required to pay intangible taxes, Petitioners urge the Court to quash the decision below, to direct the entry of a permanent injunction against assessing and collecting ad valorem taxes on the leasehold improvements, and further to direct refunds of all taxes and interest paid by Petitioners to Respondent Holley for parcels on Pensacola Beach, commencing with tax year 2004 and thereafter. The State Supreme Court is located at 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee, 32399. The Court proceedings can be viewed online in Flash video at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/ If you miss the live case, view it from their archive at http://wfsu.org/gavel2gavel/ archives/index.html.Leaseholders Tax Case Goes Before Supreme Court
PAGE 4 Island Times October 30, 2012 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE??? ? On StageTop TenBeach Bar in FloridaOpen AirFull Service Bar Dress Code Come as you are by boat, bike or car. Great FoodLocals love it. Try Fred Burgers or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad. Served in the waterfront dining area. Beach Bar Scary FunHalloween Party Costume Contest Oct 31, 9:30PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES PRIZES, PRIZES, PRIZES 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com Tuesday, October 30 Motor City Josh Band Wednesday, October 31 Sun Dogs & Halloween Party! Thursday, November 1 My Lousiana Love -special showing at dark Friday, November 2 Michael Vincent Band Saturday, November 3 The Josh Garrett Band Sunday, November 4 Bud Smith & The Budz Friday, November 9 Christopher Dean Band Fri-Sat, November 10-11 Mac Arnold Tuesday, Nov 13 Jimmy Thackery Monica McVay is a Sherlock Holmes kinda gal. She sleuthed around, piecing together clues, gathering data and, admittedly used some pure guesswork to come up with last weeks answer to the question, Who was the sound engineer on Dave Wests 1979 artistic anthology, Sea Yourself? Monica, who will be showing off her new Island Times t-shirt, wrote, Freddy Esposito. I have seen him play drums and I also knew he was a well-known surfer, so he is the only person I could think ofthen I asked Morrie Drees if I was correct. The venerable Knight of the Roundtable Sir Morrie gave Monica his stamp of approval on her first trivia win. Lady Kim Schmitz put down her recipe book and running shoes long enough to send her correct answer. Big Bob Dority said that Freddy is a Jack-of-all-Trades, and had not seen the movie but usually wearing an Island Times shirt, so say hi when you see him. New trivia players promptly jumped in the fray. Jeff McCain knew it was Espo. He was quick on the email and slid in as the runner-up. Teresa Perkins was tapping on her computer keys as fast as she could, but answered in third place. She was correct although her spelling is suspect. The publisher of the auspicious publication, The Sandspur awoke from his siesta. Chuck Steeles correct answer reached us from an undisclosed location SUPER CHEFBeach Realtor Teena Cobb that her sweet husband Rob would bring home the trophy from the Liberty Tree BBQ Festival in Dalton, Georgia. He turned up the heat on the competition and won the Peoples Choice Award for best barbecue. His team includes Richard Jackson, Jacqueline, Alexander and John Davis. NEW SKIPPERSThe Pensacola Beach Yacht Club welcomed Peggy Stein Langenbeck, and Mark and Kelli Taylor from Gulf Breeze as new members. Betty Timms from Pensacola Beach is also a Yacht Clubber now. WHEN IN ROMERuss Savre visited his friends in Villa Sabine, Jim and Lila Cox. He was only here two days, but he made the most of it. According to Lila, his tour guide Jim kept the itinerary jam-packed including participating at the Legion Putt Putt October 20. BAKIN BERRYShannon Berry, the fearless bartender at Sidelines, has cranked up her fundraising schedule. She is the Relay For Life Team Captain for Connors Crusaders. The team earned $588 at their October 18 Bake Sale at Sidelines. The team will continue to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. The Beach Relay is set for April 2013.SUPER SUBSIt was a blast from the past seeing Beach gal Marcia Hoven and Chamber Board Member Diane Tyson greeting guests at the Visitors Center. They both have retired from that volunteer post, but got back in the swing of things without missing a beat. The duo subbed in during a Volunteer Luncheon on October 17. BIRTHDAY SURF DAYNot enough surf on October 16 for Yancy Spencer, IV, or Mike Willett to get wet on their shared birthday. Never fear. Yancy went ebrated with friends.FAREWELLS AND GREETINGSThe business community bid farewell to Maureen LaMar, who served as the Chambers president for four years, at a reception at Flounders. Nice to see so many in attendance including the Chambers administrative assistant Ginny Sheehan and her daughter Sarah. GEAUX SAINTS Prediction: Saints pluck the Eagles on Monday Night Football, November 5. Kick off, 7:30. with the added reminder that Freddy is Mr. Pensacola Beach. The Trivia Master doffs his cap to the Mister and his love of Pensacola Beach. Election Day, the United States Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day are upcoming. The Trivia Master is a Great American and wants all the history buffs march to their computers to answer this: During which Presidents term was the Pensacola Navy Yard conceived? Its easy to be a winner. Send your answer to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net with trivia in the subject line. You must include your name and phone number with your answer. The deadline is voting day, November 6. Good luck!TOWN HALL MEETINGMonday, November 5 6 to 8 p.m. SRIA Boardroom hosted by Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, IV Keep Janet Holley, Tax Collector FACT: Whitehead was recently caught unlawfully claiming homestead exemptions on TWO HOUSES for the past 5 years. He was entitled to only one exemption and is now forced to pay back thousands of dollars to taxpayers to make it right.His pattern of unethical and dishonest behavior continues He cheated the very citizens he wants to represent. DONT BE TRICKED.janetholley2012.comPolitical advertisement paid for and approved by Janet Holley, Democrat, for Tax Collector. TRUSTED LEADER SUPERIOR SERVICE NOW THATSSCARY! Mike Whitehead Handling Public Money? Janet has not contributed to ANY other political candidate. MS1287 Janet Holley scary I-TIMES.indd 1 10/23/12 4:03 PM
PAGE 5 Island Times October 30, 2012 The Santa Rosa Island Authoritys ad agency presented the Development and Leasing Committee with their 2013 campaign during the October 24 SRIA meeting. E.W. Bullock Associates Susi Robichaux and Leslie Perino outlined how the Authoritys $300,000 advertising budget would be spent. The campaign includes fresh ideas for capturing new visitors and re-engaging returning visitors employing a variety of print and online media outlets. The Island Authoritys tourism website, www.visitpensacolabeach.com will be upgraded and will be made available for mobile devices. Robichaux shared a few campaign themes like once-ina-lifetime experiences, time well spent and unspoiled-uncrowdedunbelievable. The islands economy is driven by tourism. The advertising budget last year was $120,000, as compared to $400,000 in 1999. Island Resident Jim Cox reminded the board that in a previous discussion they had committed to a $400,000 advertising budget. He questioned why that had changed. An additional $100,000 may be available for advertising if not used for secondary road repair, according to Buck Lee, SRIA executive director. The advertising agency meets monthly with SRIA staff and brings a semi-annual report to the board. The Committee also voted to approve a sublease for Cactus Flower Caf to open on the Boardwalk in the location formerly occupied by Lagunas. Committee Chairwoman Tammy Bohannon gave her monthly update on the progress of the Core Area redevelopment noting that the changes to the toll facility would soon be noticeable. There were will some cushioning devices installed on the toll facility arms, and the redesign of the toll booth and the approach and exit are being taken care of by Baskerville-Donovan, Inc. engineers. Those designs, along with the Grand Marlin access road are in the thirty percent complete phase. Jim Waite of Baskerville Donovan estimates that the designs may be available to the public before the end of the year. After discussion regarding projects which may be eligible for RESTORE Act funds, the Committee voted to modify their original request to include the conversion of Island lighting to turtle friendly. If approved by the Full Board, the project will be submitted to Commissioner Grover Robinson for consideration when the funds become available. These projects need to be big and be game changers, said Bohannon. I believe vision of becoming an eco-friendly destination resort makes this request appropriate. In other business the Administrative Committee accepted Dottie Ford, Director of Finances report for August collections. Ford commented, Our revenue is up 14 percent and expenses are 10 percent lower than budgeted. The report reflects that $547,867 were collected during August 2012, which 8 percent higher than the previous year. Executive Director Buck Lee commented that lease fee collection amounts have increased and predicts that the trend will continue. The next SRIA meeting is the Full Board which meets Wednesday, November 14 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at Agency Amps Up Island Ad CampaignBeach Womans Club Plans Party, Announces SchedulePensacola Beach Womans Club President Shelby Smith announced at the October 18 meeting, that the Clubs Christmas party will be Thursday, December 13 at Hemingways. Donations to local charities are made during the party. The Clubs only fundraiser, the Card and Game Day Luncheon is set for March 14. Vice President Ginger Pascek is the Game Day Chairperson. Sunshine Committee Chairman Carleen Wheeler along with Melba Argentine and Nancy Crane keep the membership up to date on absent or ill members. A birthday card was delivered to longtime member Alice Bosworth to celebrate her ninetyeighth birthday. Bosworth is unable to attend meetings, but was thrilled to be remembered. Members are asked to keep Emily Baird, Betty Davis, Carolyn Bennett and Evelyn Wright in their thoughts. In addition to regular members, guests included Carolyn Sumrall, Gwen Foster, Monika Cosson, Melanie Waite, Kate Simonser and Tina Preston. The guest speaker was Deanna Smith, a volunteer with the Trauma Intervention Program (TIP). These volunteers are sent to aid people that may need a traumatic event in their lives. The Club will meet Thursday, November 15 at 11 a.m. at Pensacola Beach Church Fellowship Hall. Members should bring side dishes to accompany the turkey and dressing main course which will be provided by Marilyn Powitzky and Marilyn and Tracy McDonald. For more information about the Club and its events, email Bettie Lee Sundstrom at email@example.com or Shelby Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PAGE 6 Island Times October 30, 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 Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic Gifts for Gators and Dawgs, Tigers, Cats, Noles...all 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 & LunchI hope you know by now, dear readers, that you have long been considered members of my extended family. And no matter the circumstances of my personal life, I have always tried to bring you the most positive side of our lives in Paradise. But even paradise is not without the pain and loss that is the ever changing circle of life. With that in mind, I cannot write this column without including the bittersweet day of the American Legions Annual Putt-Putt Tournament; an event created as a fundraiser for the Legion by the late Chuck LeBum LOignon, another of my dearest friends-brothers. It was the most perfect day for a Putt-Putt Tournament. The sun was shining and the course was beautiful; even providing shade when most needed. There were lots of smiling, familiar and often, as well as not so often, seen friends. Lois Jernigan and Jerry Limle were in the latter category since Lois diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma. nament, Lois volunteered to provide a basket that would be coffers for their charity (which is bringing needed and appreciated Christmas gifts to Veterans who are so often forgotten). When Lois says she will do something, you can believe it will be done. Neither rain, nor sleet, nor sandspurs, nor illness can keep her from her goal. She has kept her word and provided the most prized baskets guaranteed to sell tickets, even this year (with just a little help from her friends). The relationship between Lois and Jerry is a very beautiful love story which some of you may know already. But that is Lois story to tell or not. The Tournament was a huge success with more players than in past years. I believe there were also more Sponsor Signs purchased too. And Lois beautickets like hotcakes! The lucky and envied winner of the coveted basket was Charlotte Spencer. After the Tournament was over several of Lois and Jerrys friends were invited to visit with them since they were guests in Dee Rileys condo on the beach. Paulette Provost was expecting a visit from Anne-Marie, Chris and that adorable grandbaby Lucca, so she headed home to prepare for their arrival. So Deb Friedman, Amy DePew, Elaine Mitchell, Charlotte Spencer and I happily accepted their invitation. What an extraordinary day with such an unexpected special treat! Lois and Jerry have such strong and positive spirits along with a way of viewing life that allows them to shine no matter the issues or obstacles. Im sure the laughter was heard very clearly across Little Sabine. And we left with hearts full of love, happiness and a deep appreciation of the gift of time with our friends that we had been given. Little did we know that it would be our last. All of paradise was shocked, stunned and unable to totally comprehend the message received later that evening that Jerrys life was taken suddenly with a massive heart attack. Just that quick, everyone brought together in the weaving of Jerrys Tapestry of Life had our own lives irrevocably changed forever. We will come together again on Saturday, November 3 at 4 p.m. at the Elks Lodge to celebrate his life and share our many stories of joy, love and memories that will be forever held dear in our hearts. For now we will join together to help Lois. I know that I will be forever grateful to God ing me to share the last day with an extraordinary man who will be forever missed. And I will, as I have always done, go through the window that God has never failed to offer me when a thread in my own Tapestry has ended even when Ive had to crawl. God Bless you if youre still with me. Im moving on to happier times such as the news that tally grown a watermelon! Im not sure if you remember the attempts my husband Bill has made in the past but theyve on our property was the result of our home builders eating watermelon at lunch and spitting the seeds over the rail of our deck. Thats what gave Bill the idea that we could grow our own. None of the attempts came close to being successful so he eventually stopped trying. Then he and the grandchildren just started spitting seeds over the railing. Lo and behold that seems to be the only way to produce a watermelon since we grew a really big one using this method albeit it unintentionally! It was very sweet and delicious. But thats the only gardening tip you will ever get from me. So heres a wonderfully delicious recipe for fall weather. So, lets cookBaked Apples with Ice Cream Spiced whipped cream** testing for doneness with a fork. Top with spiced whipped cream. the whipped cream mixing well** Enjoy, share and dance every day! See ya in the kitchen
Island TimesPAGE 7 October 30, 2012 Read Island Timeswww.MyIslandTimes.com Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 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 The apostle Paul writes in Romans 14 as he closes his thoughts may the peace of God be with you. It is not a surprise to any of us that peace within ourselves is everyone would agree that life could be happier and healthier, without stress and anxiety. Our attitude, expectations, and the with whether we get stressed and anxious easily, or can stay calm and positive and have peace in our lives. Below I have listed some peace of God. worries demand our attention. The more attention we give them, the stronger they grow. The less attention you give them, the hold on to unpleasant memories and oppressing thoughts. be determined by what people say approval of other people. carefully your time so that you have time for yourself. emotional, mental and spiritual growth. you go, and you will avoid the stress and anxiety of not arriving on time. thoughts of fear and anxiety build up in your mind, and you can choose to refuse admitting such thoughts into your mind. upset by circumstances, and you control of yourself. This is a mat ter of choice, attitude and how we duces stress and anxiety. is the most important thing to consider. May the peace of God be with you. The debates are done. The ads soliciting your vote will soon cease. Voting day is Tuesday, November 6. The Pensacola Beach Community Church, at the corner of Via de as the polling place for beach residents. There are national and local races to be determined. signs along the roadways. Running for the nations top Romney, Paul Ryan, Repub licans; against incumbents other duos that appear on the ballot including television personality Roseanne Barr and Cindy Sheehan representing the Peace and Freedom Party. The race for United States Senator pits Republican Con Bill Nelson and two candi dates with no party affiliation. Fretts. State Senator Greg Evers, State Representative Clay Ford write in candidates only. Charles Green, IV and Tax former County Commissioner unseat her. Malcolm Thomas and ing for the Escambia County Superintendent of Schools post. Seven judges in both Su benches are on the ballot. There are twelve Constitu The sample ballots have voters on Pensacola Beach from ford. For questions contact the com. Get Out and Vote November 6 Gulf Breeze High School Dolphin swimmers celebrated the end of a successful swim season with a team dinner at Sidelines, Thursday, October 18. The varsity athletes attended practice daily at 6 a.m. at The Club in Gulf Breeze. They competed in dual meets plus the Freestyle Invitational and Santa Rosa County Championships. Early arrivals are (L to R, front row): Bailey Blair, Ali Courtney, Team Captain Dakota Evans, Katharine Farmer, and Gracie Stewart. (Back row, L to R): Molly Kegley, Miranda Lee, Harry Hewson and Noah Desimone. The joyful sounds of Christ mas will ring in the season at the sumption Catholic Church. The concert is conducted and written the Beach singers are under the cert is free and open to the public. The Beach Churchs Christ ber 16 at 10 a.m. The new Choir loft at the Beach Church. If you are interested in joining this production contact her at moni The Beach Church also hosts Candlelight and Carols, a Christmas Eve service which is open to the public. The service includes both contemporary and traditional hymns. Each person is given a candle which is lit in the group sings Silent Night. The churches are located at Seasonal Music Program Dates Set
PAGE 8 Island Times The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonOctober 30, 2012Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com email@example.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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com firstname.lastname@example.org [Native Orleanian Elizabeth Waters Hewson arrived on Pensacola Beach in 1978 at age 14. Love and careers swept her to other shores, but she returns with The Colonel and The Kid to live permanently on the Beach.] Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Tuesday, Oct. 30: Thursday, Nov 1: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Friday, Nov 2: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 3: Ricky Lee Phelps & Dennis Gossman, 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 4: Southern Breeze, 3:30. Monday, Nov 5: Saints Game, 7 pm Thursday, Nov 8: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Friday, Nov 9: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Saturday, Nov 10: Bill Dossey & Dennis Gossman, 7:30 pm Sunday, Nov 11: Saints, noon. Vets Parade, 2 pm, Freeway 98, 3:30 Monday, Nov 12: Monday Night Football, 7 pmWith Halloween nearing, I couldn't help wonder: is my life full of tricks or treats? I gave up four evenings in October to watch both the presidential and vice-presidential debates. Every time I clicked off the television, I just felt like each of those gentlemen had some kind of trick up his sleeve in hopes of attracting your vote or my vote. Of course, we live in a country where we can vote without fear of reprisal and, more importantly, in a time of digital video recorders. I found out that if I record my favorite show, "Project Runway", I see who's in and who's out in less than 45 minutes and commercial free. TREAT The Kid, my teenaged son, was bemoaning that a scheduled day off from school last week had been taken back because of the days missed for Tropical Storm Isaac. He felt like Mother Nature played a trick on him. I was grateful for the little rain storm and not a full blown hurricane. TREAT I turned 48 this month which makes me a middle-aged woman. I had to trick myself into writing that. But when an older, doddering Gulf Breeze gentleman rolled down the window of his parked how beautiful I looked and three total strangers on the sidewalk agreed, I couldn't help but smile and say "thank you." I had the maturity and wisdom to take it as a compliment. Plus, just like when I was 16 and construction workers on the Beach would catcall and whistle while I was exercising, I knew I could out run him if I had to. TREAT I continue to telecommute to Washington, DC with my job and there are days when I can't eek out ten minutes to go walk on the Beach and feel the crunch of that sugar white sand between my toes. I have a picture of the view from my front balcony of the Gulf of Mexico as the screen saver on my computer. It's the trick I use to get me through my work day as there are times I am so jealous of everyone who comes here on vacation to soak up the sun and everything fun this Island has to offer. Wait, what am I saying? I actually reside here permanently and don't have to turn over the keys and vacate the premises at some pre-determined checkout time. TREAT I guess I am just a ghoul whose spooktacular candy jar is always half full. Until next time... Amanda Handrahan, recycling coordinator for the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority was ready to deliver freebies to the guests at Recyclemania, October 13 at Casino beach. Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers environmental group hosted Recyclemania at Casino Beach, October 13. Beachkeeper chairman JJ Waters did her part by setting up as one of the vendors at the Yard Sale. Reselling and repurposing Kattner Wins Church Bingo GamesPensacola Beach Church Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. The games are open to the public. Church Member Bettie Lee Sundstrom reports, Patty Lou Kattner won two jackpots in a row at the Beach Church October 18. What are the odds of that happening? The big jackpot of $400 will continue to get bigger, since no one won it. Dinner is available for sale prior to the games and a concession stand is open during game time. For more information go to www.thebeachchurch.com.
PAGE 9 Island Times October 30, 2012 Time To Renew Bob Sikes Toll Bridge Annual Pass RenewalEarly Renewal November 1 December 30, 2012 for all Active Annual Passes Renew Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM REMEMBER There will be no January grace period. All 2012 active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2012. NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 2, 2013 at are Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM renewal applications available at: Any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility Renew By DEC 30Now Accepting Credit Cards(2 % or $2 min. bank fee applies)Visa & MasterCard Only ~ Those paying by credit card or cash must do so in person at the Drop off completed applications, with check or money order only, at any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility, 24 hours per day, up to 5 PM on Dec 30, 2012 Mardi Gras MavenAre you a Wreck? Heres your chance to rock and roll with the Wrecks. The Krewe of Wrecks board of directors has opened the membership to the public. We will accept applications in person at our Monday night meetings or by mail, said Sec-Wreck Melanie Waite. This is your opportunity to belong to Pensacola Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe. The Wrecks meet through Mardi Gras on Monday nights at a variety of Beach bars and restaurants. The krewe hosts the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade, a Grand Costume Ball, two royal dinners, a Champagne Breakfast, and the world largest free Red Beans and Rice luncheon. They also coordinate and sponsor the Kids and Kritters parade, and Krewe of Coma coronation and lighted hat procession on Fat Tuesday. The hardworking volunteers who guide the Wrecks Board through the season are: Jeff Goudey, Running Around Wreck: Melanie Waite, SecWreck; Dan McGrath, TreasWreck; Carleen Wheeler, DecWreck; Jayne Redmond, Parade Wreck and DJ Zemenick, the PhotogWreck. There will be no price increases this year, said Waite. Membership and krewe events will be $30 each. Additionally, the Krewe of Wrecks are making a donation to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center to honor their founder, Jane Waters, who passed away in January. Those who wish to make an individual donation in her memory may get further information at info@NavarreBeachSeaTurtles.org Below is the Membership Form which should be filled out by each potential member for delivery at a meeting or by mail to P.O. Box 492, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0492. Checks should be made payable to Krewe of Wrecks for $30 per applicant. KREWE OF WRECKS MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONPensacola Beachs Original Mardi Gras Krewe, since 1979 _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Name: ___________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________ City:_____________________________________________ State:________________Zip:_________ Phone: _________________________ Cell:____________________________ Email: ________________________________________ Date__________________Deliver to meeting or by mail to P.O. Box 492, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0492 PLUS $30. One person per application, please. Wrecks Ramp UpBon jour. Have you joined a Mardi Gras krewe yet? Consider doling out thirty bucks for a Krewe of Wrecks membership. Not fancy, but fun. They meet every Monday around the beach, unless your social calendar is filled, I recommend this. Captain Jim Hill and First Mate Bobbi Cunningham are steering the Wrecks ship this year. A leprechaun told me that the Krewe of St. Patrick has chosen their Shamrock-N-Roll 2013 Ball theme, but is keeping it under wraps. Consider my source. I may have to kiss some blarney stone to get the scoop, but I will let you know, dear readers, as soon as I can. Krewe of Bananimals meets at the Sandbar on the first Sunday of each month. They start the party around 3. The meeting starts later. Tres chic bling pins are part of the booty you can score during the meetings. Wear sunglasses the rhinestone glint in the autumn sunshine can be blinding. I hear that a properly placed fifty dollars and a curtsey in front of Angela Moore will put you in consideration for krewe membership. Queen Shugah is preparing engraved invitations to the Wooly Booger Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl to be sent to the science nerds in Colorado who make the storm predictions. Gloat dear Queen, you did a more than adequate job of repelling storms. Queen Christine says the island tribe should gather November 17 at Paradise. Nerds or not, a new Queen Shugah will be named. Speaking of Shugah, did you know that South of the Border they adorn altars with skulls made of sugar? They take an entire day to honor the dearly departed. Just like All Saints Day on November 1, this is the Day of the Dead, November 2. I love the principle of this holiday and its tradition. Altars bloom with bouquets of marigolds. They also honor those who have passed by putting their favorite food and drink at the altar. Mon Dieu! His High Wooliness is sitting in his urn above the Paradise Bar. This calls for a toast or a ceremony or at least a sugar skull. Queen Shugah, also, has an altar at Paradise. Should she have a sugar skull? At the very least there should be a red pair of wax lips, a champagne split and piece of king cake placed at the altar on November 2. Does anyone have any King Cake this time of year? Susan Haselton-Kelley was one of the first to perfect the Beach recipe for the sticky stuff. Melanie Waite makes an annual run to south Louisiana to get gourmet King Cakes but that is always after Twelfth Night. Well, we shall see what turns up at the altar. I dont know how you feel about dogs and kids, but if you like them, the Kids and Kritters Parade is February 2 at 2 p.m. The theme is Howdy Paw-dner, so get out your six shooter and cowboy hat. Wild West lawman Marshall Johnson from the Double B Corral has announced his intention to parade. He is shining up his mini-buckboard. The Maven loves parades and holidays, so prepare for the December 9 Surfing Santa Beach Parade. Time to sparkle. I love a man in uniform. Happy Veterans Day! Darla Richardson Luebcke, Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge Blood Drive chairman, announced that the October 4 Blood Drive was a huge success. Seventeen units of blood were collected by the Northwest Florida Blood Services Bloodmobile during the drive. A special thanks to Lodge Member Don Padget and Milton Dodge for hosting the event. As chairman of this program since 2004, I am so grateful to the businesses and individuals who donate and participate, said Luebcke. We have donated $2,685 to the Blood Service Center from raffles. Raffle prizes came from the Sandshaker, Paddy OLearys, Elks Lodge #497, Peg Leg Petes/ Sidelines, Island Times Publix, Milton UPS Store, A Joyful Noise, Milton Computers, and artist Janet Pridgen. The next Blood Drive will be scheduled for the end of the year. The date will be announced soon. Elks Recognize Blood Drive Donors
PAGE 10 Island Times October 30, 2012 www.MyIslandTimes.com the beach news available worldwide ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood Twenty-two players entered the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Celebration 4444 Education poker tourney at Paddy OLearys October 21 hoping to bet and bluff their way to the winners circle. Lady Luck was sitting on Sara Mandels It was a great tourney, said Poker before we crowned a new Champion. The tournament, now in its sixth ementary School Music Department. Players are asked to make a donation and bring gently used musical instruments, to Music Teacher Mary Holway during The runner-up was Pensacola State College Professor Deb Friedman, followed by Todd Lentini and Tex Atkinson. The whole Texas Hold Em Gang The action was hot. Lots of good natured gamesmanship, and all for a good cause. Paddys was packed with sportssions were tuned into NFL football, so fans could play cards and watch the her Saints jersey to the poker table for not for her. trophy which was awarded to Mandel. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun hosts weekly games at the Sandshaker Lounge on Mondays and Paddy OLearys on Thursdays and Sundays. The weekday games begin at 7 p.m. and the Sunday action begins at 5 p.m. and older. The skills needed include a basic understanding of the game of poker and a good attitude. ers, returning players and Terry McKamey, who coordination of the charity card games, reports that the next Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun charity tourney will be Saturday, December 1 at 2 p.m. at The Dock. Entry into the tourney is at least one new, unwrapped toy to be donated to the Toys for Tots program. Cash donations will also be accepted. rine Corps program, said pass that collection goal this year. For more information about the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun weekly games and 324-2667. Poker Divas Take Top Spots At Hold Em Tourney Sara Mandel, 2012 Celebration 4444 Education Champ smiles as the cards are dealt at Paddy OLearys October 21. This is her poker face. Island artist, musician, poet and poker player Mike Willett created the iconic Celebration 4444 Education Champions trophy. Tex Atkinson ponders his options during a hand at the October 21 Celebration 4444 Education Poker Tourney. He Ted Gorder, left, and Deb Friedman share a laugh at the Celebration 4444 Education Poker Tourney, October 21 at Paddy OLearys. Michelle Bourgeois shows her cards at the Celebration 4444 Education Poker Tourney. Michelle had more than a few winning hands. Hundreds of ladies linked lingerie to line the Bob Sikes Bridge during the Bras Across The Bridge event, October 20. Renee Cantwell, Anna Jowers, Ansley Rust, Stacy Rust and Mary Brothers were ready to show their support at the event which raised funds for mammograms and awareness of breast cancer.
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Island Times October 30, 2012 PAGE 12 Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmCollege & NFL FootballSunday Ticket DRINK SPECIALS 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! MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL $2 DRAFT Tues: Open Mic Night Thurs : Movie Madness Beer Mug Club $1 refills all the time!The full board of the Santa Rosa Island Authority took a long look at a policy to modify residential leases at their special full board meeting, October 24. The policy, which was drafted as a response to leaseholders seeking refinancing, would have allowed the SRIA to make changes to residential leases to meet lenders requirements. The policy included provisions for an entry point for the SRIA to amend the lease, which could result in a higher lease fee. The leaseholder would be responsible for paying all attorneys fees as well. Board Chairman Dave Pavlock disclosed to the Board that there was a leaseholder awaiting their decision on this policy to secure refinancing. Board Member Tammy Bohannon, who is a Beach resident, was not in favor of this policy. It is important for a leaseholder to understand the impact of a request to change their lease, she said. They need to know that the SRIA then has an entry point to adjust the lease fee amount based on the CPI as well as meet their lenders wording requirements. Board member Vernon Prather noted that the policy was merely a way to address those individuals who choose to do business with certain financial institutions, and would be considered on a case-by-case basis. In his discussion, he noted that there was no intention to place additional financial burdens on residential leaseholders. Dr. Thomas Campanella, elected SRIA Board member, was in favor of the policy noting that it was to address the leases on a individual basis and that there was a leaseholder waiting for a decision. Leaseholders, who have suffered in this economy, are paying both taxes and lease fees right now, responded Bohannon. Frankly, I cant see us adding to this. The motion, which passed unanimously, gave approval to staff to amend the one lease in question without charging attorneys fees. The policy will be referred to the Administrative Committee for further discussion. The Full Board also approved a change in the commercial lease wording for the Hilton and Holiday Inn to meet their financial institutions requirement. The SRIA Full Board meets in a regularly scheduled meeting, Wednesday, November 14, at 5 p.m. in the SRIA Board at #1 Via de Luna. All meetings are open to the public.Board Uses Caution With Lease Amendment Requests, PoliciesThe very popular Bands on the Beach concert series is preparing for its final curtain call. Touch of Gray will take the stage at the Gulfside Pavilion, Tuesday, October 30 and The Sawmill Band will perform, November 6. The free concerts, coordinated by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and paid for by the commercial and residential lease fees, begin at 7 p.m. Touch of Gray, named for their hair color, will play a set filled with oldies but goodies, current songs by groups such as the Los Lonely Boys, and even a few country hits. Band members include Bill Pope, vocals and lead guitar; Russ Poyner, vocals and bass; David Frantz, vocal and guitar; and Will Nowling, vocals and drums. For most of these musicians, other careers occupy their daytime hours, but music is their first love. Nowling, a Santa Rosa County school administrator, has been in the music industry since he was a middle schooler. His previous gigs range from long gone Pensacola Beach establishments like Spanish Village to The Place. He also played with a band called Sweet Revenge" at the iconic Tiki Lounge. Russ Poyner, retired from 20 years in the United States Navy, and now works with the State Department of Health, said, I devote much of my free time to Touch of Gray, which is comprised of a great bunch of guys who are just having fun making music and sharing it with friends and neighbors in the area. The Sawmill Band, famous locally for their appearances at the Farmers Opry, will bring their show to the Beach November 6. Each of the band's members has their roots in various forms of modern and traditional country music, so concert attendees are sure to enjoy a great country Touch of Gray will perform October 30 at the Gulfside Pavilion. music show. Expect to hear familiar tunes by Merle Haggard and George Jones, as well as modern country, piano boogies and catchy fiddle songs such as "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. For more information call the SRIA at 850932-2257.Band Concert Series Comes To A Close Musicians Take A Final Bow Brenton Owens Love Pumpkin was the winner of the Pumpkin Carving Contest at the Kasie Helpz Kidz fundraiser at Bamboo Willies, October 21. Anna Lisa Connolly, right, was there to congratulate Brenton. Bamboo Willies General Manager Robert Gleim, left, presented Kasie Forman with a $2,000 donation for her Kasie Helpz Kidz fundraiser October 21. The event benefits local children stricken with cancer.
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PAGE 14 Island Times October 30, 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 Real Estate For Rent Calendar OCTOBER 30: Pensacola Beach Chamber Meeting, Days Inn, 8:30 am 30: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge NOVEMBER 3: Margaritaville SUP and 5K 4: Daylight Savings Time ends 5: Krewe of Wrecks, Shaker, 6 p.m. 5: Town Hall Meeting, SRIA, 6 p.m. 6: Election Day 6: Supreme Court to hear Beach Tax Case, Tallahassee. 11: Beach Veterans Day Parade, 2 pm 12: Pensacola Beach Advocates Annual Meeting, 5:30, Beach Church. $30 dues. 12: Krewe of Wrecks, Crabs, 6 p.m. 14: SRIA Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 17: Gulf Breeze Pet Fest 17: Wooly Booger Bawl Paradise 19: Krewe of Wrecks, Islander, 6 p.m 22: Thanksgiving 22: Turkey Trot, 5K, Gulfside Pavilion 24: Jingle Bell 5K 26: Krewe of Wrecks, Paddys, 6 p.m 28: SRIA Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna DECEMBER 1: Gulf Breeze Chamber Christmas Parade, 10 am 2: Sisters of the Beach Christmas Brunch, 11, Flounders 3: Krewe of Wrecks, Grand Marlin, 6 4: Joy for the Beach, Our Lady 7: Season Your Holidays Lighted Boat Parade, 6 p.m. 9: Season Your Holidays Surfing Santa Beach Parade, 2 p.m. Via de Luna 10: Krewe of Wrecks, PegLegs, 6 p.m 17: Krewe of Wrecks, Paradise, 6 p.m 31: New Years Eve Fireworks, Midnite JANUARY 1: Polar Bear Plunge, Paradise, 2 pm 7: Krewe of Wrecks, Hemingways, 6 14: Krewe of Wrecks, Flounders, 6 p.m 21: Krewe of Wrecks, Shaggys, 6 p.m 28: Krewe of Wrecks, Elks, 6 p.m 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 Island Times salutes Veterans! NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________ If this is a gift, please we will enclose a gift card from: ____________________________________ Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 for those really dear to you... An Island Times Gift Subscription 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. Give me flounder or Give me death!
Island Times PAGE 15 October 30, 2012FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare EscentualsFULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner V-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next weekMadame Astra 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 OPENPhotos from Island events www.MyIslandTimes.com Free Gift with orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaselton The Art of Nature Collection Lush rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, glowing canyons all of natures beauty comes to life this season in lightweight, high-gloss, makeup thats fun with good-for-you botanicals like aloe and shea butter. MostlyBy Candace Segar ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. But be careful you don't lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Instead, take more time to explain why your methods will work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for their advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but it's the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. Good luck. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat's co-workers might not be doing enough to help get might stir things up, but gentle purrr-suasion will prove to be more effective. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) While you're to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Don't reject them without checking them out. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where they'll land before leaping off a mountain path. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time, let alone your money, in something that might have PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. But you'll regain your privacy, as well as more time with loved ones by week's end. in for the week for my sister and brother-in-law. I was Mom/Aunt. Let me tell you I have a profound admiration for you Moms out there. First let it be known that my nephew is fourteen and totally lives with school (honors classes), competitive swimming and science club. I should have been worried when I volunteered for this assignment, and Liz handed over a ten page dossier. Holy smoke Batman! Talk about organized. It was down to a gnats butt in detail. My day started at 5 a.m. with providing a small breakfast, drive to swim practice, drive to restaurant to eat large breakfast and then on to school. There was a swim meet, swim dinner and Science Olympiad thrown into the mix along with cooking dinner, cleaning house and taking a nap. Oh yes, I admitted to my nephew, I have been taking a nap every day to continue this marathon. The dossier of information proved invaluable. I knew when to leave the house with virtually a minute-by-minute, blow-by-blow report. There was a great set of maps with instructions included as well. My greatest joys were watching Harry set his goals and acly dropped his times in his swim events while maintaining an A average in his classes. I know this has to do with his Moms training on organizing everything down to a gnats butt. Harry and I were both happy to get Liz at the airport. We both really appreciated all that she had done to make our week run smoothly even if it was down to a gnats butt. Posing as MomBook Club Gets Pages Turning Calebs Crossing by Geraldine Brooks is the selection to be discussed at the November 26 Gulf Breeze Book Club meeting. The group welcomes members and visitors to join them at 6:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Elks We hope for some lively discussion, said Donna Jones, member. For more information contact Donna Jones at donnaljones@ hotmail.com or 932-8620.Road Gets RepairsRepairs on Fort Pickens Road shoulders within the National Seashore have commenced but the road will remain open. Emergency repair work on J. Earle Bowden Way is underway and is expected to take several weeks to complete. The road will remain closed to public.
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Island Times PAGE 17 October 30, 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Island Times May 25, 2012 PAGE 12 LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR Organizers of the Yancy Spencer III Memorial Surf Contime event. The surf on Pensacola Beach cooperated Sunday, October 14, so the competitors could show their stuff. Wow what an awesome day at the beach, said Shannon Hampton of Innerlight. Thank you to everyone who came out to our contest. A special thanks to our awesome volunteers and crew who helped make this happen. Here are the results: Womens Longboard: 1st: Suzanne Gibson 2nd: Georgia Cook 3rd: Cathy Harding 4th: Haley Bohannon 5th: Nanette Chandler 6th: Anna Romero Grom Boys: 1st: Koa Porto 2nd: Josh Green 3rd: Matthew Martin 4th: Leyton Krohn 5th: Blake Lowe 6th: James Neil Smith Masters Shortboard: 1st: Ben Martin 2nd: Yancy Spencer IV 3rd: Jason Lohmiller 4th: Mike Davis 5th: Loni Porto 6th: Devon Coon Womens Shortboard: 1st: Juliana Costa 2nd: Addie Mason 3rd: Georgia Cook 4th: Anna Romero 5th: Makenzie Kennedy Juniors Shortboard: 1st: Matt Wise 2nd: Jace Mungai 3rd: Tommy Printiss 4th: Nolan Blanchard 5th: Collin Kagan 6th: Cole Duncan Mens Shortoard: 1st: Gabriel Metro Periah 2nd: Bryce Nichols 3rd: William Warren 4th: Bobby Cutter 5th: Joey Whibbs 6th: Jacob Dawson Seniors Shortboard: 1st: John Green 2nd: Bob Cramer 3rd: Mike Litvak 4th: Mike Hayes 5th: Russ Schreiner 6th: Brian Nobles SUP 1st: Jason Lohmiller 2nd: Ethan Luppert 3rd: Sam Serratto 4th: Ron Gillette 5th: Joe Serratto 6th: Matin Kealer Grom Girls: 1st: Georgia Cook 2nd: Abby Remke 3rd: McKenzie Parker 4th: Peighton Tubre 5th: Aubree Hampton 6th: Lily Platt Mens Longboard: 1st: John Green 2nd: Yancy Spencer IV 3rd: Ryan Russell 4th: Loni Porto 5th: Joey Dillard 6th: Ben Martin For more information on surf contests and the Yancy Spencer III Memorial, go online to www. innerlightsurf.comSurfers Carve Up Waves At YS3 Contest
Island Times October 30, 2012 PAGE 18 Dolphin Cruises850-492-6337Located at the Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Each year several stranded turtles and marine mammals are located in our area. To a biologist, "stranded" means an animal is out of its natural environment (lives in the sea and is on land when it shouldn't be). Until last summer, during the course of my volunteer work as a sea turtle monitor with Gulf Islands National Seashore, I had found half a dozen stranded turtles. They were all loggerheads, all fairly large, and all dead. In May of 2011, I was about a third of the way through my turtle patrol, just west of Opal Beach, when I saw a juvenile green turtle, about platter size, washed up at the edge of the surf line. It was alive and bleeding from numerous wounds on both dorsal and ventral sides (in other words on its back and belly). One flipper was "cracked." My guess is that it was hit by a boat, and spun by the propeller. The wounds did not appear to be fatal, but the blood would have attracted predators and the injuries had obviously weakened the turtle. Since I had to complete my patrol, I phoned National Park Service Biologist Mark Nicholas, who heads the sea turtle monitorInjured Wildlife Increases, Marine Rehab Center Needed By Melanie H. Waite ing program. He came to pick up the turtle and take it to the Gulfarium in Fort Walton Beach for rehabilitation. I kept up with the turtle's progress via email with the staff at the Gulfarium. When it healed and was ready to release, I was honored to be the one who returned it to the sea. This month, I participated in another rescue. A lady found a turtle washed up near the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. A predator had attempted to eat it, but just managed a snack. The turtle was missing one complete part of the opposite rear one, and had a couple of other minor injuries. She knew it needed help, but could be cared for. It was the next afternoon when I got the phone call from Gulf Islands National Seashore Biotech Rebecca Carruth, asking if I could pick up the turtle and take it to the Gulfarium, the current closest place that could care for it. I picked up my grandson Kye Sessions to help, and off we went. Our trip turned into a 122 First we had to meet the lady and her husband near Pensacola Naval Air Station to pick up the turtle, and then drive it to the Gulfarium. That meant dealing with shift changes at both NAS Pensacola and Hurlburt Field near Ft. Walton, as well as the normal The turtle turned out to be just four inches long, and very active. Because it was so small, we opted to carry it in a plastic bowl with enough sea water to keep it hydrated instead of the cooler I had brought. I was happy to have Kye along to manage it. The turtle was quite active, and did not want to be contained. We felt sure it could survive in captivity, but would not be able to swim well enough to make it in in catching food, and in escaping the many predators that would enjoy a meal its size. The folks at the Gulfarium, alerted by phone calls, waited past closing time to take in the turtle. We did not know enough information about the lady who found the turtle to complete the intake form, so the nice lady at the Gulfarium checked it in under Kye's name. He was the one who cared for it while I drove. Then we were treated to a quick tour to see the turtles in residence, along with some sharks. We even got to go into the quarantine area, where visitors are not usually allowed. We plan to go back soon, in hopes of seeing "our" little loggerhead. Hopefully, that will be the last trip we will have to make that far away with stranded turtles. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Center is close to opening, subject to receiving sufity. Their fundraiser continues through November 17. Contributions are tax deductible. Contact info@NavarreBeachSeaTurtles. org for further information. If that facility had been open when I found the green turtle, I could have had it there, receiving care, in a matter of minutes. I'm sure someone on the beach would have directed the lady who found the little loggerhead, in a short time, too. If constructed, we will be they are rehabilitated, or become permanent exhibit should they not be releasable. Please help us have a facility on our island. Melanie Waite releasing the rehabbed green turtle last year. Kye Sessions helped to deliver the injured turtle to a rehab facility. Four inch Loggerhead rescued by a citizen on Pensacola Beach. The injured turtle had to be driven to the Gulfarium, 62 miles one way because there is no closer marine wildlife facility. As conservation efforts and education take hold, hatchling and adult sea turtle populations will increase, thus making the Navarre Rehab Center a much needed facility.Fees Waived For Visitors To National ParkGuests who wish to visit Gulf Islands National Park during November 10-11 will be free to do so. In honor of Veterans Day, the Park Service is waiving the entrance fee. This includes Ft. Pickens which is normally $8 per car. For more information visit www.nps.gov/gius. Beach Advocates Host Annual MeetingMembers and non-members are invited to attend the Pensacola Beach Advocates Annual Meeting, Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beach Community Church. Taxation and new ordinances will be discussed. agenda. The meeting is open to the public at no charge. For more details, go to www. pbadvocates.org.
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