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Island Times Volume IX, Number 8 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 6, 2013 Beach Seniors Ready To Rule
PAGE 2 Island Times August 6, 2013 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 The three already have Gulf Breeze Middle School Pensacola Beach Elementary The School Bell Rings August 19By Mary Inabnit Audubon bird steward Please tell others about our Skimmer Couples Scrape To Set Up Nursery On Sand Black Skimmers nesting. Photo by Mary Inabit
Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, 2012 Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment August 6, 2013 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 All Sports Always On BINGOwww.thebeachchurch.com Things to know... Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 we offer Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON The Islander Newspaper August 2, 1985Bicycle paths on Pensacola Beach used to fall in step with the weather. Everybody talked about them, but nobody did anything about them. This Spring, the bicycle people went vocal, and have caught the attention of bike riders throughout the general Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola areas. They have also focused their efforts in the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, and some progress has been made toward improvements of the present sidewalks. Requests for bicycle paths go back several years ago. Each time requests were presented to the SRIA, the answer was always the same. While the Authority agreed that bike paths were necessary, there were no funds to cover the construction. At this moment, the SRIA is seeking a way to fund the almost $17,000 it will take to construct new sidewalks from Avenida 15 to 18. In 1983, McGuire Martin was elected to the SRIA by the residents of Pensacola Beach, after an act of the Florida Legislature provided for this election to the heretofore fully appointed governing body. McGuire immediately went to bat for his constituents, and some excellent asphalt pathways for cyclists were constructed on the Eastern end of the Island along Via de Luna. At the same time, Panferio was designated a bike path with appropriate signs installed. And that was the end of that. Subsequently, bike paths the major beach organizations, the Leaseholders and Residents Association, the Pensacola Beach Business Association and the Pensacola Beach Developers Association, all sent resolutions to the SRIA in support of constructing bike paths. This is all well and good, but the bicycle activists have asked for bike paths along Via de Luna and Ft. Pickens Road. They have also asked for provisions of some safe way to cross the street. Nini Baird Thorn, one of the originators of the awareness group who secured 1,300 signatures on a bike path petition, says the pathway along the two main streets is the goal of the group. Anything short of this construction, in their opinion, is not enough. Talking, demonstrating, meeting with SRIA committees has certainly brought the bike path issue into the spotlight. Now, the latest event to bring impact on the actual construction of the pathways is the establishment of the Michael Keenan Memorial Fund. Mike, a beloved beach resident who lost his life in Africa this July, used to spend his leisure time biking around the Island with his friends. Jackie Henderson said this week that response to the Fund has been overwhelming, and the money will be dedicated to the construction of bicycle paths. Jackie said Mikes friends both locally and overseas, have contributed to the fund to provide the construction of the pathways, according to Jackie. They will not be absorbed into any other governmental funds. the original requests for bicycle paths, there is a real possibility for the construction of the paths. Lets hope the SRIA will not wait until the widening of the roads is under way to begin bike path construction Lets hope they hear the voice of the people who desperately plea for recreational improvements on the Island in this case, the cyclists say We need bike paths now.Santa Rosa Island Authority Public Workshop Notice FEMA Mitigation Grant Program PM Pensacola Paracon promises two days of unprecedented access to all things FAN-tastic, Saturday and Sunday, August 17-18. Most of the convention events are hosted at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds on Mobile Highway from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. each day. Admission is $10. Children 12 and under are free. Promoters say there is something for everyone. The Convention is for fans of science fiction, horror, fantasy, gaming, anime, costuming, film making and Indie films. Those who are interested in the ics, paranormal, Renaissance, cosplay, steampunk, literature, crafts, collecting and model construction should attend. In addition to vendors, the Convention will offer celebrity meet and greets, discussion panels, workshops, screenings, demonstrations, events and competitions. The Zombies, Geeks and Freaks Masquerade Ball will be at Seville Quarter, Saturday, August 17 beginning at 8 p.m. Look for AMC Walking Dead actors, Ari Lehman who played Jason on Friday the Thirteenth, and Scott Tepperman of SyFy Channels Ghost Hunters International. There will be costume contests, door prizes, music and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 at the door. Students tickets are $5 with ID. Attend investigations at the Pensacola Victorian Inn and Gray House, Saturday, August 17 at 7 p.m. A portion of the proceeds with Breast Cancer. For a full line up of guests, scheduling and ticket information, go to www. pensacolaparacon.com. Convention To Delight Fans
PAGE 4 Island Times August 6, 2013 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLECOOL CASHThe Krewe of Bananimals Secretary Stacey Wright says a cool $846.03 will be donated to the Santa Rosa Kids House. The Bananimals sold ice cold, bottled water at the Pensacola Beach Air Show and delivered the proceeds to the Kids House. Another shining example of the impact Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras has on the community. GOOD SAVESaltwater Rick and wife Janie Uzdevenes happened to be in the right place at the right time, July 17. A 76-year-old tourist got in over his head while in the Gulf and Rick was quick to the rescue. He assisted in getting the gentleman back to shallow water and onto the beach, where the grateful family took over. After making some days at Casino Beach, if you want to congratulate him.R AND RCaptain Crissi Geier Kolomaznik has earned a little vacation. Mom Shelly reports that she will get to spend some time with her husband Dale in Philippines. The newlyweds have been station apart for the past 8 months. Little sister Erika Geier is taking the corporate world by storm in Orlando. She is a new homeowner and is the Chief Beer franchise. Both girls were raised on Pensacola Beach. NEWBIEJoshua Carr left magazine publishing and the land locked state of Tennessee to become an islander. After vacationing on Pensacola Beach, he decided that he needed to live here, so hes opened Wave Creative, a the Beach. CAMP FUNThe Beach Church concluded its Vacation Bible School July 26, and reports are that the leaders had as much fun as the kids. Adult leaders were Kay Aldefer, Robby Greene, Debbie Campanella, Randy McKenzie, Kelly Kessler, Monika Cosson and Steve Speirs. sure all was well, Rick and Janie went back to snorkeling. Just another day in paradise for them.BEAR RUNNINGOne of the Beachs runners, Glenn Windham has a new training regime. While jogging along a trail at Naval Live Oaks in Gulf Breeze he came face-to-snout with a black bear. Glenn ran one way and the bear ran the other. He said he was not scared but it did put a little extra pep in his step.ONSHORE, BUT BUSYOffshore Chuck Brower has retired, again. He did that once before and went back to work. So, he will now be known as Onshore Chuck. Try to keep up with him. His retirement plans included celebrating his sixty-eighth birthday, riding his SeaDoo, his scooter and his golf cart. Hell be hanging out Com e as you are Bike, boat or carPlay & Stay R ates Reservations 850-932-2319 INN Top 3 Florida Beach Bars Full Service Open Air Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound FUN MUSIC FOOD Try a Fred Burger or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com BARFull Service Open Air Bar Aug 6 Josh Garrett, 6 PM Aug 8 Ben Prestage, 6 PM Aug 9 Ben Prestage, 6 PM Aug 10 Bart Walker Band, 6 PM Aug 11 Erma Grant&Shades w/Chase Street Horns, 3 PM Aug 12 John Hart Band, 6 PM Aug 13 Dew & Your Friends, 6 PM Aug 16 Curt Bol Band, 6 PM Aug 17 The Sun Dogs 6 PM Aug 18 Tanglers Bluegrass Band, 3 PM Aug 20 Wade Baker Trio, 6 PM Aug 21 Wade Baker Trio, 6 PM Texas Hold Em Poker Games Bring your boat to our dock Rent a paddleboard or a bike Sept 14-15Visit us at Taste of the Beach and vote for Renees Shrimp Salad as Best Dish ~ Casino Beach, 11-4 Sat & Sun The Trivia Master harkened you back to the days of a groovier beach when characters frequented watering holes, holding court in ley and Chuck Steele remember those days, barely. And, answered last weeks question within seconds of each other. In the spirit of peace, love and free t-shirts, the TM is declaring a tie. Both knew Fred Bates was Pensacola Beachs original hippie and is memorialized with a granite marker at the Pensacola Beach RV Park. Both knew the masterful Fred. Neither wanted to tell any stories about him that could appear in print. Easy question according to Knights of the Trivia Roundtable. Lady Kim and Big Bob Dority, Sir Offshore elementary nature of the query. Beach family like Alice Aman Ramsey, Diane Tyson and Queen Shugah Jayne Drees Redmond rang in on Fred. Jersey Girl Gwen Foster had the Hippie, but cheered when she got there. Its pretty hot to hunt for hippies, she said. Sir Morrie Drees sent the history of the marker. Jim Reeves had the monument built and I wrote the inscription. It was originally placed by the pool at The Barbary Coast motel and was moved when the motel was razed. I misspelled the word hippy. The Worlds Best Lifeguard Dave Greenwood submitted this photo of the marker. Please gnote the gnome gnext to the marker. Do you gnow who the Gnominator is? The Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks, who lives in the Kingdom of Incorrect has a soft spot for not right, so she has declared August 13 a day of national importance. August 13 is Left Handers Day, celebrating the south paw, lefties and the like. From Ben Franklin to Prince William, the left handed are found in almost every profession. What percentage of the worlds population is left-handed? If you know, send your answer with Trivia in the subject line to islandtimes@bellsouth. net. Include your name and phone number with your answer. Coincidentally, deadline is August 13.
PAGE 5 Island Times August 6, 2013 Island avenues and pocked parking lots may get repaired if they make the list being prioritized for the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board to review next month. The SRIA Architectural and Environmental Committee paved the way for the roadwork by approving a $500,000 allocation at their July 24 meeting. The previous board action allocating $366, 211 to this work was approved March 20, but further review was requested. Paolo Ghio, SRIA Director of Developmental Services, reported that some roads would be thick enough for milling and resurfacing, but others are too thin. The process will change the pricing, he said. Staff can bring a combined list of road and parking lots. We can look for the worst of each. Ghio recommends that work commence no sooner than November. The committee also extended the contract for a grant writer who prepares the mitigation funding application to submit to FEMA. The grants are offered to assist Beach leaseholders who live in homes which qualify as severe repetitive losses. Ghio, who heads this program at the SRIA, will host a workshop for leaseholders, August 7. There are 90 properties on the island which are categorized as Severe Repetitive Loss structures. Leaseproperty is on the list. During the previous grant cycle, twenty considered for assistance in mitigating the threat of storm damage to their homes. Homes can be elevated or demolished and rebuilt, said Ghio. Those who choose to participate are making a good decision to mitigate future daminsurance ratings for the entire island. The Administrative Committee received a positive report from Finance Director Dottie Ford who announced that the lease fee collections for May 2013 eclipsed the previous year by 5.1 percent. Revenues totaled $645,437 for May. The year to date total is $4,099,407 which is three percent ahead of the previous years collections. Expenditures are less than budgeted. The Committee approved seven additional projects be added for RESTORE funding consideration. If approved by the Full Board, a letter addressed to the Beachs commissioner Grover Robinson will be amended to include the following: Dune Walkover modifications, $20 million seating, staging, $1 million destrian Safety Lighting, Core Area at Casino Beach, rights of way, residential and commercial leaseholder conversion reimbursements, $2.6 million and South sides of Santa Rosa Island, $3.2 million 399 for parking, $1 million $1 million $2.5 million $1.5 million entire 8 miles, $20 million $2 million ing, $9 million Committee Member Dave Pavlock said his constituents continued to ask about a possible parking garage. Committee Members Ed Guernsey and Dr. Thomas Campanellas discussion did not favor the idea, so it was withdrawn. The Full Board will consider the list at their August 14 meeting. Speakers are getting new rules. Currently, the SRIA board has no formal policy regarding citizens who wish to speak at their meetings. SRIA Board Chairman Thomas Campanella confines speakers to three minutes and they form prior to the beginning of the meeting. Board Attorney Mike Stebbins presented the Administrative Committee with a draft policy for citizens who wish to address the Board. After review and comments from Pensacola Beach resident Terry Preston, who took issue with the prohibition of submitting a speakers form during the course of the meeting, the Committee asked Stebbins to amend the policy. Preston suggested that in the form, as well. Guernsey and Pavlock supported the need for the public to react to discussion as it unfolds. I agree that we need to allow the public some spontaneity, said Pavlock. We are here to represent the electorate. They need a chance to speak. The amended policy will be presented to the full board. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee requested that the Committee approve an increase in the Pensacola Beach Dog Park hours of operation. Escambia County Commissioners were favorable to allowing the parks to remain open from sunrise to sunset. The SRIA Committee agreed to the hours, noting that the from May through October, the opening is set for 7 a.m. to allow sea turtle nest patrollers to complete their work. The parks, which have been open six months, have been a good thing, said Lee. I periodically check on them. They are not super busy but everyone seems to be friendly. Lee along with SRIA Public Safety Director Bob West are authorized to close the parks if the conditions are unsafe or rules are not being followed. The SRIA Full Board will meet Wednesday, August 14 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Funds Flow For Roads, RESTORE Projects Line Up
PAGE 6 Island Times August 6, 2013 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge and 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 native cafe Serving Breakfast and Lunch Award winning service... Linda Taylor Murphy 850-748-0865 850-748-0865 850-748-0865 Womens Council of Realtors 2012 REALTOR of the Year LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.net www.pensacolagulfbreezehomes.comindependently owned and operated by Grandma Dorothy Available at Apple Market and Joe Pattis.Try Grandmas favorite Broccoli Salad recipe Island Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy beacheswww.myislandtimes.com 850-932-2323 Move In Specials Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage AdvantageLast weekend would have been the Mystic Krewe of Nereids Splash Party, but as you redecided to postpone it to a later date. We are too busy with mermaid travel this summer, but we did do a little reminiscing... If you attended last for years SPLASH Party, then you saw that not only were the cash registers covered in plastic, but so were most employees. When I say the cash registers were covered, I dont mean just in the plastic overcoat of the previous year, they had added a huge sheet of plastic Visqueen for the Bartenders to basically duck under so they could operate the registers. Now thats ingenious! Our la petit Sister of the Beach Therese Overlade was wearing a clear plastic rain poncho. Bartender Dawn had chosen swim wear. Good party! As I think about it, its not only the Nereids who heed the Call of the Sea. Most islanders are water-lovers. And, think of the Mardi Gras krewes who are lured by liquid, and lots of it! Congratulations to the Management and staff of Paradise Bar and Grill and the Sandshaker for making Floridas Top Ten an honor for our small Island to have such fun places right here where we live. Of course, it is paradise the brand new Cajun Stitchery Shop owned by Krewe of Nereids Queen Peggy and former King George Henshall. Queen Peggy has offered to host Mental Health Night several times since renovating the shop. Since its located in town across two bridges, we were always hesineed a designated driver if we leave the island. Since our usual driver Elaine Mitchell was out of town, Nancy Kittel stepped up and did a great job of getting us there and back safely. And it was raining when we left. I know big surprise there, huh? If you get the chance, stop by. It is a beautiful house built in the 1930s and has the most cellent job of restoration and creating built-ins that were original in a lot of homes constructed during that era. Queen Peggy and George have huge talents, creativity and artistry. It shows in everything they touch. Of course, they also had the arduous and very emotional task of going through Peggys Mothers (aka Queen Madam Lena) precious ing the history of her life. Queen Madam passed away. I wont spoil the surprises in the house; you need to discover those on your own. But it is most bridges even if you need a designated driver. And if you look at their stitchery work, youll most nary embroidery order. I have to go, cause I need to get my stuff ready for the trip to MerPalooza in Tampa. Christine Hewerdine, my daughter Mel Rowe and I will be leaving in just a couple more days. We are on count-down and are all very How fun would it would be to host MerPalooza on our own Island? It already has a huge following, which includes the famous MerTailor Eric Ducharmes. He makes the most realistic and beautiful silicone tails created for actual swimming mermaids. He has also created seashell tops and quite a few famous performing Mermaids are wearing his creations. He was recently featured on TVs reality show My Amazing Obsession. Of course, everyone knows that Pensacola Beach Mermaids are not swimming mermaids. We are the Dancing Mermaids which is just another small part of our amazing reality. Its never too early to think about your costume for the September 15 Taste of the BeachMermaid Parade at the Casino Beach. It starts right around noon and is open to everyone. Little mermaid tail charms will be given mermaids or mermen. Its way too hot for any serious cooking in August so our recipe this week just takes a little baking in the oven. Once cooled enough, I refrigerate it until its of my favorites and is perfect on a hot summer day. It also conto our health. Thats always a bonus. So lets cook. Coconut Custard Pie Cup Bisquick Cup Sugar 4 Eggs, well beaten 2 Cups Milk shredded, if fresh) 2 Tsp. Vanilla 1 Tbsp. Butter, softened 1 Pie Crust Place pie crust in pie pan, bottom of crust very lightly and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned. (This prevents soggy bottomed crusts.) Combine the rest of the ingredients until well blended. Pour over baked crust. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 30 minutes until pie is set. Check with butter knife in center of pie. If knife comes out clean, pie is set. Do not overcook. Serve warm or cold, add whipped cream and fruit topping, if desired. Enjoy, share and remember to thank a Veteran! See ya in the kitchen
Island Times PAGE 7 August 6, 2013 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 Sunday Services Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach 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 Central Waterside Church, 9 AM Bimini Beach Bar Beach News To Go www.myislandtimes.com ... new mobile version HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey www.ycpals.com email@example.com Landing a summer gig with Gulf Islands National Seashore is more than just an eight-week job. Candidates are selected to join the Youth Conservation Corps, which is a initiative offered in 25 national parks. The Youth Conservation Corps gives applicants, aged 15-18, an opportunity immerse themselves in their national park and learn valuable work skills. The Youth Conservation Corps has been offered at Gulf Islands National Seashore for 13 years according to Program Manager R.W. Jenkins. The eight week program ends on August 9, but the teenagers who participated locally say this job was so much more than just a way to earn a few dollars during the summer. They gained a greater understanding of the historic, environmental and cultural importance of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. The work day begins at 7 a.m. and projects include vegetation removal, boardwalk and walkover maintenance, general clean up. The students are paid minimum wage. Ranger Steve Luppert, who was overseeing the groups activities July 23, said, This is a great group of kids. They work hard and get along well. They are learning skill sets that transfer to any job. Punctuality, following a plan, reliability. They filled sand bags and shoveled sand away from dune walkovers at Johnson Beach. The Corps worked at Opal Beach and Fort Pickens taking care of maintenance projects. In addition to the daunting tasks assigned to the group, there were paddleboarding outings, swim and water safety presentations, ecological and environmental programs, tours of Fort Barrancas and Advance Redoubt. Some of the assignments were easier than others. We helped with the Junior Rangers kids program, said Savannah Wright, who will be a senior at Pine Forest High School in the fall. We will volunteer in the Forts Visitors Center. The work was interesting and challenging according to Conner Perrin, who will be dual enrolled at Pine Forest and Pensacola State College. No task was too hard, since they worked as a team including clearing the Fort Pickens parade ground embankment of an invasive, tangled and thorny overgrowth on a muggy, ninety degree day. After the program ends, some will return to high school classes but two young men will head off to college. Brock Jones will attend Selma University on a baseball scholarship. He is pursuing a degree in psychology. Andrew McCoy heads to Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, continuing his Air Force ROTC path to a nursing degree. Each student had a clear understanding of what the program Youth Conservation Corps. Students may seek an application at their schools guidance http://www.nps.gov/guis/parkmgmt/upload/YCC%20Application.pdf.Members of the Youth Conservation Corps who worked with Ranger Steve Luppert, right, this summer are (L to R): Faye Kaibigan, PHS, Antonio Thomas, Navarre, Andrew McCoy, Florida Atlantic University, Conner Perrin, Pine Forest, Demarus Thompson, PHS, Savannah Wright, Pine Forest, Aliayah Webb, UWF, Courtney Swain, Navarre, and Brock Jones, Selma University.
PAGE 8 Island Times August 6, 2013 The Lizzards Tongue ...........by elizabeth hewson I am not hardwired to sit still. So for the past month, I've been scooting about my life via crutches, a wheelchair, the Beach trolley, pedicabs and a personal driver, better known as my husband, the Colonel. This frustrating, but eye opening lifestyle change began with a simple run while pushing a jog stroller with my grand nephew in it. While we attempted to pass some casual walkers along the bike path, I stepped down awkwardly and broke a bone in my right foot. For me this has really been nothing but an inconvenience and a really good excuse to participate in indoor summer activities normally reserved for rainy days. It has also given me the opportunity to experience, though on a limited scale, the obstacles someone who is physically disabled faces on a daily basis. And I can't stress enough on a limited scale. Since I have not been able to drive, the Colonel has had to chauffeur me everywhere; as well as drive the Kid to all of his activities. The latter being a full-time job in and of itself. When he was an active duty Marine helicopter pilot, stories would get back to me how he always took very good care of his crew. I can now relate. Driving someone around who is on crutches or in a wheelchair is not that simple. There is the opening of doors, assisting the passenger in and out of the car, securing the equipment, and the multiple trips back into the house for forgotten items. Oh wait, delete that last item. It might only be relevant to me. It also didn't take long to realize that a lot of public places are handicap accessible, but they are not necessarily handicap usable. Without the help of family, friends and even total strangers, there would have been so many doors still closed and top shelf items left unpurchased. I've always heard that when one sense is diminished, the others are heightened. Whether this is true or not, I personally But based on this anecdotal hypothesis, I could classify my broken foot as a lessened sense of touch; therefore my sense of sight (observation) greatened. I Beach trolleys and their drivers are handicap friendly. Once I discovered that each trolley is equipped with an electronic platform that is lowered and raised so wheelchairs can get on and off with ease, I could now travel to downtown Pensacola Beach as long as I could wheel myself to the nearest stop. My trolley driver was very professional in his actions and I could tell his number one priority was my safety. However, what was not in his control was the gawking and staring of the passengers at me which was uncomfortable and embarrassing. They were so captivated with the mechanism and wheelchair girl, that they lost awareness of what was truly important -getting their feet, bags, and purses out of the pathway that I had to travel. I made this mental note in hopes that it will stay with me forever: Don't STARE at anybody like they have a problem, but SHARE your assistance as part of the solution. Finally, manners and kindness do make a difference. I know there have been too many times in my life when I've been in a hurry or on a self-involved mission, that getting around someone not as quick as me was my only focus. Now that I've had to pull over onto the shoulder of the human interstate, I have appreciated everyone who has slowed down to offer assistance. It's like being a member of AAA, but for humanity and without any annual fees. It's just being willing to ask something as simple as Could I get this door for you? Until next time... Paradise General Manager Renee Mack, left, and owner Freddie Simmons, accept the FloridaBeachBar.com award from Contest Host John Sancin, right, July 21. Paradise was third and the Sandshaker was tenth in Floridas Top Beach Bar voting.
Crossfit athletes develop strong muscles and even stronger friendships while working out at Acceleration Fitness in Gulf Breeze. They came together for an afternoon fun workout with family and friends July 27 on Pensacola Beach. Among those attending the beach event are Marina Dunn Bowman, Andrew and Gwen Tucker, Kamie Schurger Larson, Don Travo, David and Ally Bryant, Cat DeBord, Patricia Phaneuf, Andrea Hassall Sullivan, Noah Scott Bowman, Jerrell Sims, Courtney Davidson, Chris and Jennifer Coad, Ashley Ulm, Molly Daly, Christy Salter, Sallie Franz, Joseph Alvarado, Ben and Alisha Traywick, Jeanne-Marie Smith, Thomas Stead, Joy Anaston, Chris and Melissa Olson, James Picardi, Erin Brody Wright, Billy and Laura Waters, Elese Woollen, Mitchell and Karen Brantley, Jason Johnston, Kyndra Ring, John Leo Post Sr., Sandi Dauphin-Johnston, Vickie Wilson, Ryan Hale, JV and Nemo, Dawn Nezat and Emily Retherford. Look for these athletes at Brawl on the Beach, a crossfit contest, set for September 28-29 at Casino Beach. PAGE 9 Island Times August 6, 2013 Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach today announced that it has been named to the Expedia Insiders Select list for 2013, an annual ranking of bestreviewed hotels as determined by the worlds leading full-service online travel agency. The Insid-Beachs Holiday Inn Express Earns Top Rankingers Select list recognizes the top-ranked hotels available in the Expedia global marketplace, as judged by more than 1 million annual guest reviews. The exclusive 2013 list designates only 650 hotels as Insiders Select hotels, from among the more than 150,000 properties available on Expedia-branded sites worldwide. Our team is consistently focused on delivering value to our guests in the form of superior friendly service, ensuring our guests have an enjoyable travel experience, said Beverly Hofer McCay, the hotels General Manager. We appreciate the value that a positive experience has on online travel reviews and the impact this has to our business. It is rewarding to see that commitment has been reflected in our placement on the Expedia Insiders Select list. After an extensive renovation begun in 2005 the former Dunes Hotel reopened as an IHG Franchise Holiday Inn Express. The property has been managed by Beverly McCay since 1986.
PAGE 10 Island Times August 6, 2013 Bytes & BitsCall Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com firstname.lastname@example.org Easy Gulf & Sound Access Check out all my listings at www.denrem.com By Joe Stukey Your Computer Pal 1591 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Help!Have a Real Estate license? Want to make money? We need help.Join the RMI Team, celebrating our 50th anniversary of selling real estate on and off the beach. Call Noel now!Q: How can I find good technical support on the Internet? A: That is a good question, because getting to a safe support site can be very difficult. Quite often, computer users will search for phone numbers on the Internet. The phone numbers that show up first in a Google search are mostly those that belong to scam artists. Their Internet listings are customized to match the name of the computer vendor that is being Googled. This subject has been discussed before, but since this kind of crime happens so often, it needs to be covered again. When one of those numbers that you have reached the computer vendor (even though you have not) and then tells you that you need to let them connect to your computer through the Internet. Their objective is to show you that your computer is in terrible condition and at risk of crashing, so that they can offer to repair it. Their repair costs are usually in the $200 to $300 range. I have one customer who attempted to dial Dells customer support but got one of the scam artists when she dialed the first number listed as Dell Support. Her new computer had just been taken out of the packaging, but the technician said that it was full of viruses and was about to crash. The computer was under a 12-month no-charge warranty, but not knowing what to do, she let him connect to her computer. She was charged $300 on her credit card. Afterwards, she found it to be almost impossible to get those charges removed from her card. A sure sign that you are dealing with a scam artist is this --They have your phone number, so if you have chosen not to pay what they asked, you may get another phone call from them, offering to do the work for less money. Sometimes they will call for several days. Be safe and only contact the computer equipment vendor by going directly to their website. Look in the Contact Us section to find phone numbers or email addresses. Some of the vendors will offer realtime chat sessions to help you resolve problems. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ ycpals.com or 850-206-3156. Island Times Blog www.myislandtimes.comBeach Festival Goes Big TimeTelevision star and celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern is coming to the Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach, Saturday, September 14. The affable Zimmern will begin with a cooking demonstration at 1 p.m. followed by questions and answers. Fans can attend the meet and greet session from 2 to 3 p.m. Chef Zimmern will serve as a judge during the Island Times How Sweet IT Is Dessert Contest from 3 to 4 p.m. There is no charge to attend. The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full schedule and details are available at www. tasteofpensacolabeach.com or by calling 850-932-1500. Sixth Annual Taste of the Beach Set for September 14-15
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We were reminiscing about the good old days on the beach. So the question of the week is, why did we have so much more time to relax and enjoy life in years gone by? Why do we have so few hours to relax today? The answer my friend and I came up with is: In todays world we literally need to schedule time to relax. The constant stress of being dialed in every minute, definitely takes a toll on your health. The condition of your skin is an outward sign of our hectic pace. To have a healthy skin-mental attitude you need to take care of yourself on the inside and out. By removing dust, perspiration and environmental stresses, you will be able to maintain a healthy and attractive complexion on the inside and out. First, avoid unnecessary stress. Stress creates free radicals that may damage your skin. Try to meditate. Good luck! I cannot seem to keep my mind still for more than 30 seconds. Try to make an appointment with your self and get outside, if possible for at least 20 minutes. No phone, texting or emailing. Try to close the curtain on the world for these 20 minutes. If you have children, just run away from home mentally for a few minutes. As a single mother, I used to tell my children I was meditating on my navel. That was their clue to leave mommy alone for a few minutes so I could regroup. Find something that works for you. Take small steps. Gradually change your daily habits. Secondly, eat right by balancing your food intake. This does require discipline. Again start small with your change. Decrease the amount of sugary or diet sodas daily. Try to substitute whole-wheat choices for white breads. Eliminate anything made from white flour and white sugar. These ingredients are known to cause inflammation of the skin and cell damage. Other grains such as quinoa have been proven to be incredible tasty and has been referred to as the one of the super foods. Healthy proteins, good fats and antioxidant filled veggies. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables are preferred. Making changes slowly over a period of time will generally help adapt to your familys routine with the least amount of resistance. I must admit I do like to indulge in a slice of birthday cake now and again. Make time for your beauty regimen. Clean your skin regularly. Avoid environmental stresses when possible, and you will be on track to maintaining a healthy, attractive complexion on the inside and out. Do something for the first time today! Quaharini (until we meet again) Safarisu The fact that Trivia Night is going to be fun, is not debatable. You will get no argument from the Gulf Breeze High School Debate Team Booster Club about that. The first time fundraising event is set for Saturday, August 10 at St. Anns Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze. Much like sports, band and drama, Debate requires a great deal of commitment, practice and dedication, from the students as well as their families, said Lisa Player, booster club president. Of primary concern to the Boosters is helping the team raise money to prepare for and travel to tournaments at Wake Forest, University of Florida and New Orleans. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Trivia game begins at 7:30 p.m. Dinner, dessert and your entry fee are included in the $25 ticket price. There will be prize drawings and 50/50 ticket sales. Wine and beer available for a donation. Tables for teams of eight are $200. The proceeds from this event will go directly to support the Debate Team. Pre-registration is required. Contact Wei Uberschaer at Wueberschaer@bellsouth.net to sign up or go online to www.gbhsdebatetravinight.eventbright.com.Debate Team Sets Stage For Trivia Night Showdown Early this morning, I drove out to the beach with my hubs for a sunrise anniversary surf. After, as we were driving home, I reflected on how this little session was very much like a marriage. Exciting as the sun was rising..practically running to the water. When we first reached the lineup, there were a series of fun little sets. Adrenalin flowing, good stuff. But as with any sess, there were periods of flatness, lulls that gave a chance to just sit and enjoy each other. Savor the peace. Not much going on... And at times, he was at one end of the lineup, me at the other. Each of us focusing on our own waves. Enjoying the autonomy. What struck me as super cool though was the end. Both us paddling for the same wave. Laughing at the idea that we were playfully competing. I caught it first, as I was closer to the peak. And then he was able to drop in just behind me. We rode that same wave all the way to the beach. I had to smile. Happy Anniversary, Sean. Its been a beautiful 14 years HOT TOPICConsider the temperature of the concrete or asphalt prior to walking your pet. If the pavement is too hot for your bare feet, change your walk times to early morning or late evening.
Island Times PAGE 13 August 6, 2013 SHAGGYS WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL Fresh seafood served overlooking Little Sabine Bay. through the open air dining room and side bar. Laid back, funky, family 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 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. derhouse.com 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. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 www.crabswegotem.com 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 ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the OTolf Wine Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 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. Famous for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. 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 BARE 10 a.m. til close; TX HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday & Karaoke, Wednesday $2 Ladies Nite, Thursday half price T-Shirt Nite. Live Entertainment Year Round Wednesday thru Sunday. Check out the Gift Shop. 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. Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renees Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday and Wednesday. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. 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 LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-shirt. Look for the Jolly Rogers Were here everyday at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com BAMBOO WILLIES BEACHSIDE BAR A beach experience under the giant thatched roof. Open air bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane 190. Live music on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. Willies Wear Gift Shop. Waterfront on Santa Rosa Sound. Located at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com 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 Serving the public since 1948enjoy authentic Italian dishes created from time honored family recipesAcross from the Hilton on Pensacola Beach 850-934-LILO (5456) hoursTUES SUN 4 PM til Closed MondayEnjoy The ViewDine inside or outside with a waterfront viewThe Webwww.lillostuscangrille.com Like us on Facebook Military SpecialSun-Thurs 4 -6 PM Buy One, Get One 1/2 Priceactive duty military w/ID www.SabineSandbar.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 Happy Hour Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 9am-3pm Tuesday, Aug 6: Trivia with Little Timmy, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Aug 7: Bar BINGO, 7:30 pm Thursday, Aug 8: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Aug 9: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Aug 10: Southern Breeze, 8 pm Sunday, Aug 11: The Blenders, 4 pm Tuesday, Aug 13: Trivia with Little Timmy, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Aug 14: Bar BINGO, 7:30 pm Thursday, Aug 15: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Aug 16: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Aug 17: Crosstown, 8 pm Sunday, Aug 18: Avenida 16, 4 pm Aug 9 Saints vs Chiefs 7 pmThe Saenger Classic Movie Series continues Saturday, August 10 at 7 p.m. with the musical West Side Story. Tickets are only $5 each. A movie 10-pack is available for only $40. The movie in the series in any combination. Seating is general admission for each movie. For more information about all of the exciting shows coming to the Saenger Theater and to register to receive event pre-sale www.pensacolasaenger.com. West Side Story Plays At Saenger Sept 14-15 Casino Beachwith Chef Andrew Zimmern
PAGE 14 Island Times August 6, 2013 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 New Construction 3/3 Navarre. Soundfront community. $1350/ mo. Two story. 1610SF. Beautiful details. Dennis Remesch, Re/ Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Real Estate For Rent CalendarAUGUST 6: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Posi Tones. www.visitpensacolabeach.com 8: Sunset Tri. www.teammpi.com 13:Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Robert Wayne Band. www. visitpensacolabeach.com 14: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 15: Pensacola Beach Chamber Day at the Blue Wahoos. Game tickets plus refreshements, $28. 850-932-1500. 15: BINGO Beach Church. 6:30 p.m. Open to everyone. $20 to play. www. thebeachchurch.com 15: AHERO on Pensacola Beach. Thru August 18. 16: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk. Also on Aug 17. www.eaaa.net 17: Cornhole Qualifying Tourney. Bamboo Willies. Noon. www.kaboomssc.com 20: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Not Quite Fab. www. visitpensacolabeach.com 26: Bob Sikes Bridge Work, 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Continues on Northbound 8/27. 27: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Touch of Gray, www. visitpensacolabeach.com 28: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 29; Sunset Tri. www.teammpi.com 30: Jamaican Fest, Bamboo Willies. Thru Sept 1. 31: Gulf Coast SummerFest. Ticketed Pets7485 Gulf Blvd. Navarre Beach 4/3.5. MLS #398141. 3400 SF. $1,674,000. This beautiful Gulf front home has it all. Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 1203 Maldonado Dr. 4/3. $929,900 MLS #430437 Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 Canal front lot Gulf Breeze. .12 acre. $73,900. Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem.com Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. WATERFRONT. Gulf Breeze. Lot in Santa Rosa Shores. $79,000. Great value for waterfront property on the south side of Gulf Breeze. Jeremy Johnson, Levin & Rinke Resort Realty. 850-3773145 Fabulous Gulf front MLS 445519 $699,000. Luxury 3 BR/3 BA Beach club. Direct Gulf front. Spa, gym, indoor & out-Its time for a new friends! Adoptable dogs and kittens. If you dont have room in your heart and your home for a pet, please make a donation to help the Pensacola Humane Society. humanesocietyofpensacola.org Pensacola Beach Dog Parks. Open Daily, 7 to 10 a.m. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Fort Pickens Road. Hours subject to be extended to 7 a.m. to sunset after August 14. Stay tuned to Island Times for updates. NAME:________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ For 26 editions delivered directly to your mailbox Send $32 to Shelley Ink PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 reading Island Times... is like having front row seats on Pensacola Beach Real Estate For Saleevent. Casino Beach. www.tix.com SEPT 1: Anything That Floats and Bathtub Races, Bamboo Willies. 2 p.m. www. bamboowillies.com 1: No License required for saltwater fishing today. 3: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Emma Grant, www.visitpensacolabeach.com 8: Krewe of Bananimals Shrimp Boil and Membership Drive. Sabine Sandbar. 3. 10:Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Crosstown, www.visitpensacolabeach.com 11: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 14: Taste of the Beach. Casino Beach. Also 9/15. www.tasteofpensacolabeach.com 14: Lifes A Beach Corvette Show. Casino Beach. 14: Shakerfest.Sandshaker Lounge. www.sandshaker.com 17: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. The Astronauts. www. visitpensacolabeach.com 24: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. Kyle Parker Band. www. visitpensacolabeach.com 28: Brawl on the Beach. Crossfit Contest. Casino Beach. End 9/29. OCTOBER 1: Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival begins. Thru Oct. 6 1: Bands on the Beach. Casino, 7-9 pm 5: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. www. sritri.com door hot tub and pool. Paradise Coastal Realty, Office Phone: 850-932-0067. $189,500. 1/2 Condo at La Bahia on Pensacola Beach. Easy Gulf and Sound access. Pool. Great rental history. Low condo fees. Low density development. Condo is furnished and move in ready. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. The price is right to buy in paradise. Call a REALTOR who advertises in Island Times. Volunteer Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach, Sept. 14-15. Email: email@example.com
Island Times PAGE 15 August 6, 2013 Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next weekMadame Astra Monday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM BINGOwww.thebeachchurch.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) There might still be some uncertainty about the decision you made. But a quick check of the facts should reassure you that you're doing the right thing. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The tidy Taurean needs to be a little more flexible about accepting some changes to those carefully made plans. You might be pleasantly surprised by what follows. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Consider stepping away from your concentrated focus on your new project for a bit so you can get some perspective on what you've done and where you plan to take it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The understandably angry Crab might not want to accept the reason why someone might have tried to hurt you. But at least you'll have an insight into why it happened. LEO (July 23 to August 22) There might be some facts you still need to know before leaping onto center stage. Best to move carefully at this time so that you can observe what's happening around you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) It's a good time to expand your outlook by getting out and around, whether you do some long-range traveling or just explore the great things to see closer to home. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your wise counsel continues to be needed as that family situation works itself out. Meanwhile, the decisions you made on your job begin to pay off quite nicely. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your job situation brightens thanks to all your hard work. Now, spend some time repairing a personal relationship you might have neglected for too long. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Aspects favor action in the workplace. Line up your facts and show your superiors why you're the one they're looking for. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your hard work pays off on the job. Personal relationyour time and attention. Spend the weekend with loved ones. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Early feedback on your project might be disappointing. But don't be discouraged. Use it to make needed adjustments, then submit it to your superiors again. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Flattery could lure the otherwise sensible Fish into making an unwise decision. Be careful. All that praise might be an attempt to reel you in before you can learn the facts. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a wonderful sense of who you are. You are a shining example to others, helping them believe in themselves and what they can do.
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Island Times PAGE 17 August 6, 2013 By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri Santa Rosa Island Tri Saturday, October 5 Casino Beach www.sritri.org Mere Mortals Training Group Sundays, Pensacola Beach Registration Required. www.trigulfcoast.org Tri To TransitionEvery year at the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon we have an Expo and Packet Pickup on Friday. On that day every year, amidst over 1000 athletes picking up their packets (numbers, bibs, swim caps, wrist bands), we have two Technical Course Meetings. The purpose of the meetings (informally called First Timers or Newbies meetings) is to go over the course, remind our participants about the rules, make any last-minute adjustments and answer questions. The meetings are always jammed with people and the questions are always great. They usually lead to maybe the most important question, where do I rack my bike? I will get Mr. Gheen, are there sharks in the Gulf of Mexico? Yes, there are sharks in the Gulf of Mexico; thats their home. However, a wave runner has been out on the swim course charging around putting out the buoys, there are up to 45 craft (kayaks, surfboards, canoes, SUPs) and several hundred people in the water at a time. Thats a lot of commotion going on. Although, a was attacked at 6 a.m. a couple of years ago and there are a few shark attacks around the world every year, Ive never heard of an attack during an event. I think were okay in that area. Charles, what are you gosame thing we do about seaweed use harsh language. Seriously, we have been very lucky with herd (gaggle?) of them on the swim course. It was unpleasant and people still ask me about that morning to this day. And then they ask again or remind me about it. Ive swum through lots of jelespecially if you get one on your face or mouth. My advice is swim faster and curse a lot. Back to my favorite question which is where do I rack my bike? That lets me know the a complete beginner and hasnt even practiced with an organized triathlon group. Well, everything in a race revolves around the transition area simply called Transition. Transition is where you rack your bike. It is bordered by metal crowd-control fences, has lots of volunteers patrolling it and has timing devices at the ingress and egress points. You will be on a rack that is ten feet long and holds eight bikes, four on each side. participant in a perfect world. I recommend racking your bike by hanging the seat on the horizontal rack pole. Then put your gear and/or equipment by the front wheel. You will be checked by volunteers when you enter and exit Transition, only registered athletes can be inside the area and you cant remove your bike and gear until at least the last cyclist is in. In Transition your rack is numbered and you have to be on that rack or get penalized. Over the years, I have become a minimalist in Transition. I bring as little gear as possible and then try to get rid of some of it. Please dont think you are going to clean your body between each of the disciplines. Your triathlon will take forever and the people on your rack will despise you. You will be called to the shoreline for the start of the race and after you get out of the Gulf of Mexico, youll run back to Transition. After getting your gear on, youll run your bike out of Transition, mount it and pedal away. After completing the bike course, youll dismount and run your bike back to your rack. Then youll go out on the run course and pretty soon youll have a shiny medal to show for your efforts. Its all simple, sort of, and it starts with Transition. Next question -Charles, what are you going to do about the humidity?
PAGE 18 Island Times August 6, 2013 Turtle BY DJ ZEMENICK raxT Nest Update: for Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore as of July 30: Perdido Key -GINS 10 Pensacola Beach 18 Ft. Pickens GINS 11 Santa Rosa GINS 13 HATCHLING COUNT: 190 DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM Everyday 8 AM -2 PM Fri & Sat 3 9 PM Breakfast 8 AM TO NOON Dinner FRI SAT beach news TO GOwww.myislandtimes.com...new mobile version We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. Beer Mug Club $1 any light beer, any time with RED label mug $2.50 any light beer, any time with BLACK label mug850-932-1417 Open Air Waterfront Dining Area Family Friendly Mon: Red Beans & Rice $250 Wed: Karaoke 6 9 Mug Club Members $1 & $250 any beer! Sun: Live Music 5 to 7 p.m. Perfect way to wrap up your weekend Congratulations, Pensacola Beach! Our first sea turtle hatchlings of the 2013 season emerged on July 24 from nest PB5111, located in a residential area of the beach. Under normal circumstances we would have expected to see this nest, which was laid on May 11, hatch around July 10. But cooler air temperatures and above-average rainfall this summer cooled the sand and prolonged their incubation time from the typical 60 days to 74 days, a full two weeks longer. I was privileged to be present at the boil on the night magic moment when a mass of hatchlings come surging out of a nest in one giant push. It was close to 10:30 p.m. when 96 tiny loggerhead hatchlings emerged to the delight of visitors who had discovered the nest during their stay. They had checked on it every night and now helped to escort the little sea turtles into the Gulf as rain and lightning descended on us. The adrenaline was pumping and we ran off the beach as soon as the last hatchling disappeared into the surf to begin the next three days there were about 21 more stragglers which made their way out of the nest, so it was a good hatch. Last year our first hatch occurred on Perdido Key. Sea turtle patrollers often discover slightly higher numbers of sea turtle nests in the Perdido Key and Santa Rosa areas of Gulf Islands National Seashore. This year, however, Pensacola Beach Seashore and has a total of 18 sea turtle nests: 17 loggerhead and and quite a testament to each of you who is working to make Pensacola Beach safer and more appealing place for sea turtles to nest in the summer. morning of May 11, shortly before nest PB5111 was found, a false crawl was discovered on the beach behind two hotels on the east side of the core area. There was either too much activity or bright lights in that area to suit mama loggerhead, consequently, she re-entered the Gulf and proceeded east to a quieter area to nest. Comparing the width of the false crawl to that of the sea turtle which nested, the direction she headed, and the fact that PB5111 farther east, it was a reasonable assumption that it was the same sea turtle. The beach area where she finally chose to nest was ementary School and Our Lady of where there are several empty the dark, so if you really want a sea turtle to nest near you, turn out your lights. Id like to extend my thanks Club and their new President, Mary Claus, for choosing Sea Turtles Dig the Dark as the theme for their July meeting. Bettie Lee Sundstrom was the lead hostess for the themed meeting and provided wonderful decorations for the event. They also invited one of our premier and most knowledgeable volunteer swer questions from the ladies. I am truly grateful and appreciative that Melanie has been my mentor in the sea turtle monitoring and has encouraged me every step of the way. It is through the dedication of people like her, that we are seeing better results. She drives almost one hour each every week, sometimes multiple to substitute for other patrollers when the need arises. Until next time, Lights Out! The Pensacola Beach Womans Club has been celebrating islandstyle since 1954. The Club announces and toasts birthday celebrants at their monthly membership meetings. July Birthday Girls include (L to R): Christine Hill, Lynda Knell, Carleen Wheeler, Club President Mary Claus, Sharon Shuford (seated) and Marilyn McDonald. Meetings are held the third Thursday at the Pensacola Beach Community Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 11:30 a.m. Anyone interested in joining the Club may request information by emailing Bettie Lee Sundstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
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