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Volume IX, Number 16 Pensacola Beach, Florida November 26, 2013 Island Times Volume IX, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 3, 2013Bizarre Star Andrew Zimmern Comes To The BeachThe Pensacola Beach Chamber has a recipe for success using star power and culinary talents to amp up the Sixth Annual Taste of the Beach, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at Casino Beach. Andrew Zimmern, center, is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. Hes the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channels hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmerns Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America. Zimmern will be at Taste of the Beach Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The festival, which showcases Pensacola Beachs restaurants includes a dessert contest. Chef John Flaningam of Crabs, top delight young guests. Pensacola Beach resident Laken Harvey, top right, has been to Taste of the Beach every year. Look for her in the Mermaid Parade on Sunday and the Hula Hoop contest in the Childrens Area. Rev up your engines! George Smith and his brother-in-law Mike Cook, bottom right, proudly mug the camera next to Smiths entry in the Lifes A Vette on the Beach car show. The show is Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m. The Sauce Boss lays down some serious blues on the Gulfside Pavilion stage, bottom left. He sings and cooks a giant pot of gumbo. It delicious entertainment. The full list of ingredients for the two day buffet of fun is on Page 2 and in Tasty Times, a special four page festival, pull-out section. Look Inside forTasty TimesSpecial Section Happy Thanksgiving Beach School Kindergartners Share Recipes For Turkey DayJennifer Neals kindergarten students at Pensacola Beach Elementary School learned about the pilgrims voyage to the New World aboard the May


PAGE 2 Island Times November 26, 2013 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Island Times Tuesday, November 26 Wednesday, November 27 Thursday, November 28 Friday, November 29 Happy Thanksgiving from the Island Times family. Feasts And Family, Islanders Celebrate Thanksgiving Escambia County Conducts Transponder Renewals Special Holiday Listings in Christmas TimesPages 10-11 THANKFUL TO HAVE DAD HOME CDR David Haynes, USN, returned from an 8 month deployment in Afghanistan last week. Greeting him at the airport are his children Savannah, left, and Skylar. Wife Joanne was the photographer. Savannah is a straight A student at Gulf Breeze Middle. Skylar, also an honor roll student, is a freshman at Gulf Breeze High. The family resides on Pensacola Beach. David is an ER doc at the Naval Hospital.


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 November 26, 2013 Our latitude will change your attitude Wings Burgers Seafood RibsOPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AMLunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL!1010 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola Beach 932-4139 www.peglegpetes.comRaw Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY at 11am Waterfront Dining Oyster Bar Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 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: Half Price Bottles of Wine Wed: Raw Oyster Specials Thurs: Baked Oyster Specials Pensacola Beach Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Krewe of Wrecks MeetingsDec 2 Riptides Dec 9 PegLeg Petes Dec16 Paradise Bar Jan 6 Hemingways Jan 13 Flounders Start Time: 6 PM Dues $30 ~ The Krewe welcomes all who wish to join. Please come to meeting to apply.Mardi Gras on the Island Events January 11: Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, 3-7 pm Paradise January 11: Krewe of Bananimals Ball, 7-11. Springhill Suites January 25: Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast, The Dock, 10 AM January 25: Krewe of Kids Sign Up, Beach Church, 2 PM January 25: Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe Contest, 3 PM February 7: Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, Sandshaker, 7 PM February 8: Krewe of Kids Royal Doughnut Breakfast, Church, 8 AM February 22 Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 PM, Across from Sidelines February 22 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks February 24 Queens Dinner, Flounders February 24 Kings Supper, Elks March 1 Champagne Breakfast, Crabs, 10 AM March 1 Street Dance, Sabine Sandbar, Noon March 2 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM March 3 Red Beans and Rice Lunch, 11 AM March 4 Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 6 PM March 4 Shoe Box Float Contest, Paradise, 8 PM Jan 20 Shaggys Jan 27 The Break Feb 3 Cactus Flower Feb 10 Sidelines Feb 17 Elks* Some events require tickets, reservations, or membership The Islander Newspaper October 18, 1985 If you are among the Island homeowners who were upset by the banner headline parading right smack through the center of the front page of last Sundays News Journal, not to worry. Island Homes May Become Extinct is quite simply a wild tangent, invented as a result of a recent SRIA core area designation. In discussing the Journal story, General Manager of the SRIA Jim Sheffer called it irresponsible; Jerry Kirksey, chairman of the board said, Our intent in expanding the core area to include the older developed parts of the beach was simply a move to let the planner tell us how to improve and beautify the area. While it is true that Kirksey did say somewhere down the line, parts of Via de Luna might very well become commercial, maybe as far as Avenida 11, he did not include the rest of the shore to shore residential area in the statement. The Journal story said, When leases expire within the core area, the zoned usage for these properties may be changed. Residential property may become commercial or developed into higher density usage zones, with SRIA approval. The writer proceeded to say that such changes would be slow in coming. He just didnt say how slow. He spoke of decades. He just didnt mention how many. Every leaseholder should recognize the iron clad guarantee contained in Island leases. They are issued for 99 years with an option to renew for will expire in the year 2048. The simple arithmetic interpretation here is that 162 years from now, there could be changes on the Island among the single family residences. So if life expectancy statistics change dramatically in the next few years, those who have lived to say 175 or 200 will be faced with the possibility of seeing their single family residences possibly zoned commercial. Leaseholders need to keep in mind, no matter what they read anywhere else, that the lease agreement governs their property. If a lessee decides to make a deal with someone, and the property falls within a commercially zoned area, then that lessee can complete the transaction. However, the opposite is also true. The lessee is in no way compelled to give up a single family residence to a commercial venture. The leaseholders on Pensacola Beach must keep in mind that a professional planner will be retained and decisions made for the Island will be binding as long as these decisions are not contrary to the terms of a lease. Many public meetings will be held as the professional planner moves along in his designations for the future of the Island. All leaseholders, commercial and residential, need to attend these public meetings. The Islanders who hold the interests on the Beach can and must bring input to the professional planner via public meetings. My personal opinion is that Pensacola Beach has grown like Topsy. I feel strongly that placing our destiny in the hands of an expert on barrier island planning is a wise move. However, all of us must consider and evaluate each phase as it is presented at the scheduled public meetings. For, no one should really be better adversely affect the lifestyle on our island. Newly crowned Queen Shugah Melanie Waite, left, shares a laugh with longtime Beach resident Louise Turner, who served as Queen Shugah II. The Wooly Booger Social Club hosted their annual Kiss the Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl, November 17 at Paradise. Prior to the coronation, the 2013 storm names were extinguished and good luck charms were added to the altar.


PAGE 4 Island Times November 26, 2013 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Add some life to your next party. Call Boogie, Inc. Holiday Parties Birthday Fun Anniversaries Winter Weddings850-438-1660 MUSIC & TRIVIA Gulf Coasts Leader in DJ Entertainment Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic Time to DECK THE HALLS & the entire house! Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Holiday Jim Shore Home Decor We Wrap! Santa Shops Here! Com e as you are Bike, boat or carPlay & Stay R ates Reservations 850-932-2319 INN Top 10 Florida Beach Bars Full Service Open Air Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound MUSIC FOOD Try a Fred Burger or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 BAR FUNPOKER WED, 7 Texas Hold Em Poker Games SPORTS College & NFL Football on our big screen HOLIDAYS so our employees may spend it with their families Watch from our Pier ~ Warm-up inside We are on the Parade Route. Party here! Second Stop @ 2 pm. Win a Bar Tab Best wishes from the Paradise family Fireworks at 8 pm & Midnite. Two Parties, Too Much Fun. Get a room. $10 for adults, $5 for Polar Bear Cubs. T-shirts, Prizes Free Black Eyed Peas for good luck. GOOD LUCK GAMThe Beach family sends good luck with Deb Friedman who is headed to North Alabama for Thanksgiving. Shell enjoy the feast with her parents, Martha and Dean Perry, as well as daughter Deanna and grandson Logan. Deb needs no luck for that part of the trip. She announced that she is entering the big Texas Hold Em tournament, where she earned fourth place last year. Go get em Deb. BREEZING THROUGH A BIRTHDAYKirk Newkirk raced in the Turkey Trot Multi Hull Regatta on November 17, sailing to a third sen and Tom Whitehurst. That was the start of a big weekend celebrating his birthday.SPEAKING RUSSIANAlthough Dave Perrys career has taken him to Alabama, many remember him from his Pensacola Beach days. Dave knew everyone. And everyone knew Dave. What they probably did not know is that the affable guy is fluent in Russian. Hes volunteered to help the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council when they host two Russian scientists who are visiting the EPA lab December 2-16. STAR POWERJulie Pecchia reports about the most interesting people who come to the Beach. Chefs to world record holders, no one escapes her notice. She reported that world famous chef and some of the time Beach resident John Besh hosted a local book signing. That was not her most exciting news. Ranking higher on the wow-factor was seeing Stig Severinsen, a world class freediver, author and world record holder for holding his breath underwater. The famous athlete attended Gulf Breeze High School as an exchange student. Hes now a Ph.D. and author of Breatheology The Art of Conscious Breathing.LOVE NOTESIsland Times received two love letters in one day. Thank you to Pensacola Beachs Steve Speirs and Monroeville, Alabamas Dot Kress for your kind words. TOP TEACHERSusie Willett Smithey is the Teacher of the Year at Gulf Breeze Middle School. The band director and music teacher must have inherited her great academic skills from her mom Glenda, who was the Beach Schools teacher in charge, when the school was founded. Smithey is now a nominee for Santa Rosa County Teacher of the Year. Congrats. WOOLY WINNERAmy Depew was the winner of the Wooly Booger prize basket from the November 16 Kiss the Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl. Her favorite item was the bright green Island Times t-shirt. Make note: there will be no sneaking around while wearing this shirt. Its bright!NUMBER ONE KIDNikki Matsoukas was the She reminisced about the fun and the high jinks over dinner at The Grand Marlin where she works. TEACH USDid you make good grades Island Times wants to know. Send us an email at islandtimes@ or call us at 850748-6878. The Queen has spoken. Not the Queen of Wrong Answers. Not the Queen of the Mardi Gras. As one of her very last royal acts prior Royal Sweetness Queen Shugah Jayne Drees Redmond, the Benevolent and Adorable Titular Ruler of the Great Sandspur Republic dispatched a note to the Trivia Master. Linda Taylor Murphy, Madison Murphy and Melissa Wood, said the Queen as if everyone should know these people. Shes correct and the proud owner of an Island Times t-shirt. Occasionally, mementos, bits of trivia, old pages of newsprint yellow with time, arrive at the Island Times Murphy sent two photos. The photo printed in the last edition original Pensacola Beach open air trolley service. For the curious, the tiny tyke in the infant carrier, Madison Murphy, is now a college student and accomplished photographer. The old guard were not fooled by the Trivia Masters use of a historic photo. Chuck Steele, who with these three gals, answered in second place. The Wise One, who has his own way of communicating which does not include email, knew the subjects in the photos. There were a string of wrong answers which were endlessly entertaining. Jersey Girl Gwen Foster has returned to the frozen north. Her fingers are too cold to type correctly. And, no, to Miss Sally, they are not Wynken, Blynken and Nod. Enough of this silliness, back to the serious topic of beach trivia. There are church services all over the beach. Some have churches and some meet on the sand or in restaurants. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, way before St. Anns parish built Our Lady of the Assumption on the south corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18, the Catholics attended Mass in a Gulf Send your answer via email to Put trivia in the subject line and include your name and phone number with your answer.


PAGE 5 Island Times November 26, 2013 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 mug850-932-1417500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key Sailing Family Friendly Inside & Open Air Waterfront Dining Area 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 Santa Rosa Island Authority Architectural and Environmental Committee members voted to slow things down at the gateways to Pensacola Beach at their November 20 meeting. The Committee approved a $12,000 allocation be tendered to Escambia County to pay for the design roadway improvements at the eastern end of Pensacola Beach. The money will be allocated Fund which is comprised of exleaseholders. Beach resident Monica Kellner presented a plan to turn the concrete of Park West into a more family-friendly Sunset Vista park. Identifying this as the best place on the island to watch the sun set, Kellner brought a conceptual rendering which included a small boardwalk, pavilion, landscaping and an increase in parking places. The estimate to complete the project is $300,000 which could be accomplished in three phases. This area is a hidden jewel, said Kellner. With a minimum investment, the SRIA could change this from a big empty parking lot with a dumpster, into another asset for the beach. Paolo Ghio, SRIA Director of Developmental and Environmental Services, was impressed by the submittal, but voiced flooding and leaving the area as is. cannot happen, said Ghio. The trolley goes in one way and out the other. Landscape would interfere with that and there is no irrigation there. Additionally, some enjoy the fact that it is one of the undeveloped areas of the beach. Currently, Park West has 186 car and 16 boat parking spaces, a mobile snack vendor and a non-motorized boat launching area. It is a soundfront entry for the near-shore snorkeling reef. The area, which is bordered by the entrance to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is subject to Ghios recommendation was to consider a small pavilion be placed on a concrete pad. At the end of the day, with all the compliments that I have given to the proposal, I am recommending $50,000 be budgeted for a pavilion on a concrete pad, said Ghio. Board Member Ed Guernsey reminded the Committee that the Master Plan called for improvements to the western gateway and not wishing to continue into the entrance to Fort Pickens. Lets refer this back into committee, said Guernsey. I like it. It is a good plan. The item was held in com-Committee Approves Gateway Improvementmittee for further discussion. The Development and Leasing Committee approved a re quest for Subway, which is cur rently located in the Via de Luna Shopping Center, to relocate to the former Down Home Kitchen location next to Circle K at the The Administrative Committee received an end-of year accounting of lease fee collections from Executive Director Buck Lee. The report showed a 2.3 per cent increase in revenue over the previous year and an 11 percent increase in expenses. All items fell within budget. Commercial leaseholders paid $4,533,157 and residential leaseholders $3,241,040 in lease fees during The Committee approved a $1332 increase in the contract amount paid by the SRIA to the Chamber to manage the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center. The increase request, which was initiated by Lee, was to augment the salary paid by the Chamber to Nicole Stacey. Stacey is the Chambers president and the Visitor Center Director. The County and SRIA employees got a raise, said Lee. She does a wonderful job. Although we are in a management contract with the Chamber it is like she is our employee. In an email, Chamber Chair man Beverly Campbell expressed the Chamber Boards gratitude for the increase in the Management Contract amount. A request for $200,000 to support the Gulf Coast Sum merFest Labor Day weekend concert was held in committee. Bank Enterprises Promoter William Cadillac Banks and George Hawthorne presented the request to the Administrative Committee. This event could bring a direct economic impact of $5 to $8 million for the 2014 Labor Day Weekend, said Banks. This concert has something that Essence Festival does not have, the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach. Committee members applauded the success of the prior event, but were frank about the dollar amount. To be honest, $200,000 is just a lot of money, said Lee. This years event was a great event, great success. Committee Member Thom as Campanella recommended that the request stay in committee for further review. The SRIA will meet in a combined Full Board and Committee Meeting, Wednesday, December 11 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are availMorgan Park Preservation Recommended At First HearingFormal proceedings to for ever protect Morgan Park were conducted at the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board meeting November 20. SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins presided over the quasi-judicial hearing which resulted in a unanimous vote to send a recommendation and request to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners to rezone the soundfront parcel from retail-recreation to preservation. The Park, which is located south of Grand Marlin, Radical Rides and Speed Johns on Pensacola Beach Blvd., was established to showcase plants native to Pensacola Beach. It is a rare green space on an island famous for its white sand beaches and is named to honor former Beach resident and coastal geologist Dr. James P Morgan, who passed away in 1995. Reid Harwell, a seventh grade honor student at Gulf Breeze Middle School dressed in his Boy Scout uniform spoke to the Board about the importance of Morgan Park You must preserve it for future generations and for wildlife habitat, said Harwell. You already have a bunch of restaurants and you dont want to pave Paradise to put up a parking lot. The rezoning request is scheduled to come before the County January 3, 2014.


PAGE 6 Island Times November 26, 2013 by Kathi Lewis 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! 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 Pensacola 432-4999Call for directions from the Beach native cafe 45 A Via de Luna 934-4848 Serving Breakfast and Lunch 7:30 am to 3 pm Try our sh tacos! Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors www.pensacolagulfbreezehomes.comindependently owned and operatedIsland Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy Mve In ecias 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 AdvantageI hope everyone enjoyed the special treat the Sisters of the Beach provided in the Veterans Day Parade. We wanted our costumes to be a surprise, so we kept them secret once we began our serious planning. For those of you who missed the Parade, the SOBs honored our beloved Blue Angels wearing patriotic colors and blue angel wings. Since they were not althey needed to be represented in our Veterans Parade. It was an honor for each of us who participated and we sincerely hope that our representation honored those wonderful Angels. It was an unusually large crowd this year and a perfect day for a parade to honor all our Nations heroes. I ran out of throws before even reaching the main crowd, so I hitched a ride on Gary Coles golf cart and was grateful to have it. A special Thank You to those who donated golf carts and drove our broken wing Angels. The SOBs always welcome anyone to join us in any parade. Youre always welcome to follow our theme (if we have one) or choose your own costume. All we require is that you do not show up at parade line-up without bringing your own throws. While speaking of the SOBs, our Christmas Brunch in December. This day was chosen several years ago in order to make it easier for everyone to remember. Some of you suggested we change it to Saturday. We did that once only for the late Jane Waters Cooper (Sundays date interfered with her beloved Saints game). It didnt work out as well as planned and we chose to switch back to Sunday, and then caravan to Janes house after the Brunch. Somehow we ended up attempting to sing Christmas Carols with Jane grinning at us from her deck. None of us was ever in any condition to be singing (together anyway) by that time. Jane always sent down her special Gift Bags that we loved so much youd think they held solid gold. In a way they did because we loved and treasured every single thing in those bags (including the bags). If you missed the Wooly Booger Social Clubs Kiss the Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl, then you missed the coronation of the new Queen Shugah Melanie Waite. She wears a very heavy tiara, because it comes with major responsibilities. Melanie spends so much time on the beach patrolling and protecting our precious turtles, we know she will be successful in her reign. Queen Shugah Melanie donates even more of her time to the Krewe of Wrecks, having served as Sec-Wreck for many years. She is an inspiration to us all, so please give her your love, support and most of all. believe. If you dont then any storms touching our island will be blamed on you. What wonderful fun it was this summer with the mystery GNominator delivering gnomes all over the place! It reminded me of my early days in Paradise when SOBs reigned, LSOBs (Land Sharks of the Beach the guys unsuccessful attempt to mimic the SOBs) tried to reign and failed quickly, krewes were new and the island rang with the sounds of laughter, merriment, glee and casual borrowing of each others prized possessions (always returned or borrowed back). We all spent hours of guessing and laughing about the GNominator; and when or where he or she would strike next. Kim Schmitz (aka KimO-Sabe, her SOB name) caved in and admitted to being one of the GNominators. Thanks so much for a summer full of fun to George and Becky Geriner, Chuck Brower, Kim, Gary Cole, Bob Dority, Penny Jenkins and late recruit Christine Hewerdine. Because of yall, we cant wait for next summer.. Since the holidays are upon us and many of us either have guests or become guests in someone elses home, I have a question for yall. When did it become acceptable to complain to your host about your free accommodations? I have stayed with many family members and friends in my various travels during my 30 plus years in paradise. I have never expected nor required anything more than space in which to make my bed (sometimes bringing your own was necessary) even if it was I have always been grateful for that space and anything more provided by my host was considered a bonus. Be a good guest. Bill and I have opened our home to many family members and friends since it was built in 2007. All we have ever asked is that you treat it as your own. That doesnt always work out as well as expected), but we still invite guests to stay. All I want is for everyone to keep in mind, whether you are a guest, or the host, is to be thankful for what you have and where you have it. If you do have a complaint, unless it affects your health or well-being, then neither guests nor hosts really want to hear about it. My Daddy always said, Never look a gift horse in the mouth. Just be grateful you got the gift. Heres to everyone having a Happy Thanksgiving and being verbal in expressing your gratitude for what you have and even for what you dont have (since theres another old adage about being careful about what you wish for). Sometimes the words just need to be said and heard. Heres a recipe for basting your Thanksgiving turkey that vor, very savory and exquisite. A lot of people brine their turkey, which is a traditional method of soaking the turkey in salted water overnight. I prefer basting (however I do salt the patted dry turkey skin lightly) for that juiciness we all seek in cooking turkeys. So, lets cook Bourbon Turkey Baste 1 Cup Turkey or Chicken Stock (broth will work) 1 Cup Bourbon (your choice, but I think the turkey and the chef deserve the best) 2 Sprigs fresh thyme (or 2 tsp. dried thyme) 2 Tbsp. fresh, chopped sage (or same amount of powdered sage) 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce Stick butter, cut in 4 pieces a medium saucepan and bring to a boil. Continue to boil unutes). Remove sauce from heat in whisk in butter, one piece at a time and returning to heat in between to assist melting. Do NOT allow sauce to boil (it will separate). Cook turkey as directed, basting every 30 minutes. Enjoy, dont forget to share and have a safe and happy Thanksgiving! See ya in the kitchen.


Island Times PAGE 7 November 26, 2013 Time To Renew Bob Sikes Toll Bridge Annual Pass RenewalEarly Renewal November 1 December 29, 2013 for all Active Annual Passes Renew Monday-Friday from 8:30 to 5 REMEMBER There will be no January grace period. All 2013 active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2013. NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 2, 2014 at are Monday -Friday, 8:30 to 6:00 renewal applications available at:Any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility Now 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 on Dec 29, 2013Renew By DEC 29 FINE IN FOURTHErin Olsons fourth graders at Pensacola Beach Elementary School are working hard to make the grade. The following were named to the Honor Roll: All A Natalia Dadisman A/B Michael Mabire Jack Landis Metallica Bourgeios Taylor Brame Peyton Bunting Josh Crawford AJ Dantino Brianna Dizon Skylar Farej Aubree Hampton Kacie May Matthew McCoy Dylan SeekerHIGH MARKSCongrats to these Gulf Breeze High School students for earning Honor Roll status: All A Honor Roll Seniors Savannah Dunne Reghan Elliott Lexis Kuhn Mitchell Robbins Morgan Schutzmann Bailey Trzcinski Juniors Caroline Craighead Madeline Mateer Duncan Niven Sophomores Madison Thompson Freshmen Colin Adams Benton Byrd Sage Dunne Mary Elliott Justin Fruitticher Reddon McLaurine Tyler Phelps Dylan Skutt Reilly Thompson A/B Honor Roll Seniors Kylie Feltenberger Cate Hodges Tristan Spring Deed Vann Juniors Dalton Cramer William Green Sara Post Sophomores Jace Amberson Jacob Baldwin Lia Lampone Emily Larsen Harry Hewson Marley Taylor Robert Wright Freshmen Madeline Armstrong Zoe Babcock Emily Chaney Daniel Green Skylar Haynes Patrick Hodges Cameron Hunter Maddie Grace McCurdyDATES TO NOTEEarly Release day on November 27 for Thanksgiving. No classes November 28-29. Home for the Holidays, Pensacola Beach Elementary Choral Program, Friday, December 6 at 6 p.m. at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. Open to the up fast, so arrive early. 850-934-LILO (5456) Across from the Hilton on Pensacola Beach TUES SAT 4 til Closed Sun &Mon Happy Hour Dine In Special Buy One Dinner, Get One 1/2 PriceTues-Thurs 4-6pAsk your server for details. Not all menu items are included. Some restrictions apply. Take Out Special Let us do the cooking. Call ahead... or order To Go. Free Drink Card While You WaitBooking Christmas PartiesLets text ...but not while driving!


PAGE 8 Island Times November 26, 2013 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey Your Computer Pal Q: Should I download In ternet Explorer 11? A: Internet Explorer 11 is Microsofts most recent version of their Internet browser soft ware. It was released for use in conjunction with the latest version of Windows 8 (version 8.1). You can use the software if you are using a computer that has either Windows 7 or Windows 8 installed on it. It cannot be used on earlier versions of Windows. The software is available through the usual Microsoft Windows update process. Almost 50 percent of Microsofts computer users are using Windows 7. Currently, less than 10 percent use Windows 8. Microsoft made the software available on Windows 7, so that it could capture a larger share of the browser market. It appears to be a good strategy, because market research indicates that Internet Explorer is has been gaining ground over its main competitors (Google Chrome and Firefox). You may not notice much difference after installing Explorer 11, but it is supposed to be faster and should handle website new software provides enhanced security and privacy protection. You will be able to choose set tings for Smartscreen Filter protection and Do Not Track browsing. The Smartscreen Filter helps to protect you from malicious websites that you might encounter while using the browser. When turned on, the Do Not Track feature prevents third parties from accessing speyour computer when you submit an inquiry through your browser. A privacy feature also prevents advertisers from depositing some cookies on your computer when you visit their websites. Internet Explorer 11 is par ticularly useful in handling apps (software applications) in a touchscreen environment. But, as with Internet Explorer 10, it may not yet be completely compatible with some websites. Internet Explorer 10 caused so many problems on Vista and Windows 7 computers that I have had to remove it from many users computers. Sometimes it takes a while for all the webmasters to make the changes needed to take advantage of the latest browser software. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Tips for ship shape holiday packing are provided by Linda and Wally Schiessl at the UPS Store in Gulf Breeze. 1) Pack your precious presents in corrugated boxes with plenty of cushioning material. Do not wrap shipping boxes in paper. 2) Liquor boxes are not allowed even if there is no liquor accept them either. 3) Shipping of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited. 4) Bubble wrap all breakable items. Cushion with at least 2 inches of Styrofoam "peanuts" around each item. Peanuts or other packing cushions can be purchased. (Newspaper traditionally has been used. It's a good way to recycle Island Times!) Rule of thumb when a box is shaken, no sound should be heard. 5) Secure along all seams of the box with shipping tape. Strapping tape is a good option. Masking tape, electrical tape and duct tape should not be used. 6) If box is being reused, remove all previous labels to avoid confusion. 7) Ship early. 8) Bring items to be shipped to the UPS Store and we will gladly pack and ship. Mark these dates on your cal endar, December 10, 19, 21 and 23. Guaranteed Ground Delivery should be shipped by December 10. Shipping after December 10: Due to the volume of holiday packages, please give yourself a few extra days. A package which is ordinarily a two day transit may need three or possibly four days to arrive. Three day select should be shipped by December 19 and two-day select by December 21. Last chance: We can ship Monday, December 23, next day air, for Christmas Eve delivery. The UPS Store in Gulf Breeze will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen at 8 a.m. on December 26. Shake, Rattle And Roll Its Shipping TimeHoliday Angels NeededThe Gulf Breeze Methodist Church will have opportunities for members and guests to Adopt an Advent Angel at the Flounders Beach church service, Sunday, December 1. Adopt an Advent Angel gift drop off is Sunday, December 8. Advent Angels is the churchs local ministry that helps under-resourced kids and senior adults in our community have a brighter holiday. It takes many volunteers and sponsors to make this effort successful each year. Please help. To volunteer, participate or for more information contact Jeanne Scott, 850-261-7203 or


PAGE 9 Island Times November 26, 2013 Krewe du YaYas member Gena Glover prepares to pedal around the beach during the Pub Pedal. The krewe, who raised money for breast cancer awareness during October, brought 200 riders to their November 16 krewe support event. Look for the YaYas in all their pink regalia at the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade, Sunday, March 2, 2014. Paws & Claws Pet Food Drive donate dry dog food or cat chowDecember 1-31 Pensacola Beach Collection Point ~ Paradise Bar and Grill


PAGE 10 Island Times November 26,2013 November 26,2013 Island Times PAGE 11 Avenida 10Via de LunaSpringhill SuitesSidelines Crabs Casino Beach Parking Lot GULFSIDE PAVILION is parade is part of the Pensacola Beach Chambers Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit Dazzling Floats, Sparkling costumes Family fun Visit with Santa aer the parade at the Gulfside Pavilion. Bring your camera! Beach Lights Up! The illu minated holiday decorations on the north lawn of the Visitors Center greet motorists as they arrive on the island. Look for the sparkle to begin at dusk. Jingle Bell Run 8 a.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. 5K and 10K distances. Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoearthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk the scenic beach route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Post race party with Santa begins at 9 a.m. Music, refreshments, awards. Linda Knauss at 850-4711541 or lknauss@arthritis. org. The Sisters of the Beach Annual Christmas Brunch, 11 a.m. at Flounders. SOBs gather creating an explosion of Christmas spirit. Eating, drinking and singing their bawdy song. Not for the faint-hearted, under-aged or beach guys. The brunch is, on occasion, followed by an impromptu Jingle Bell Car avan to nowhere. No reser vation, no invitation. If you are an SOB, you already know about this. The Krewe of Wrecks Who Dat meeting, 6 p.m. at Riptides in the Holiday Inn. The Saints are playing against the Seattle Seahawks in a Monday Night Football showdown. Wear your best Saints fan costume. Prizes. The krewe is open to new members. Dues are $30 and payable at the meeting. Krewe meets on December 9 at PegLeg Petes, Decem ber 16 at Paradise Bar and Grill. Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit Lighted Boat Parade, www.pensacola Pre-launch Dock Parties: Want to watch the merry decorating and prepare their vessels for the Pensacola Beach Chambers Lighted Boat Parade? Party for Kids: Shaggys, 5 p.m. Smores, candy canes, make a holiday stocking. View the twinkling lights from the big back deck over looking Little Sabine Bay. Fireplace will be roaring to warm your nose. Bring your camera, because Jolly Old St. Nick will make a special appearance. Sabine Sandbar: This is destination Christmas for the grown-ups. The upstairs deck is weather protected and offers a perfect place to view the lighted vessels below. Show up early for happy hour prices. Lighted Boat Parade: 6:30 p.m.Christmas-minded Captains will take over the sailing boats to create a fantastic illuminated regatta of very merry boats. The parade will line up and launch into Little Sabine Bay, making a loop in the protected, calm water of Little Sabine. Then, vessels will motor out through the channel to Santa Rosa Sound where the light ed boats against the inky winter sky create a dazzling holiday spectacle. The parade route takes boats under the Bob Sikes Bridge, east, past the Paradise pier, and back to the T-dock at PortoThe boats are vying for prizes like most merry and best lighting. Judges names are a secret. Walk with Santa: Get a light stick at Shaggys or Sabine Sandbar and help escort Santa to the Boardwalk at 7:15 p.m. Line up in Shaggys parking lot. The walking procession will go across Pensacola Beach Boulevard in the new lighted crosswalk. Santa destination is his Boardwalk Workshop created by the elves at Bamboo Willies. Kids of all ages can sit on Santas lap and whisper in his ear. Bamboo Willies will host a post parade party for both naughty and nice. Kowabunga Breakfast with 8 a.m. Each year the Surf Burger gang opens the doors at the Soundfront eatery for a very special guest. You! Come early and get a seat and have some breakfast or wait on the large wrap around porch. Keep looking for the tropical Santa who arrives on a special sled pulled by magical dolphins. The sled leaves a trail of white frothy waves onto the white sandy beach at Key Sailing and ascends the back stairs at Surf Burger. He has a special beach chair upstairs where even his smallest fans can visit with him. Bring your wish list and your camera. These are priceless photos. Santa has a goodie bag for each child. Parents will be treated to free mimosas with each breakfast purchase. There is no charge to see Santa. Gulf Breeze Chambers Christmas parade. Not on the Beach, but worth the drive. 10 a.m. Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Floats and marching bands, plenty of holiday spirit. Toys for Tots Charity Poker Tournament, The Dock, 1 p.m. Bring a new, unwrapped toy as a donation for the Toys for Tots. Texas Hold Em is the game and its all for charity. Everyone is welcome to join the tour ney. Dont worry if you are a rookie or if your game is rusty. Must be 21-years-old. The parade rolls at 2 p.m. from Avenida 10, west on Via de Luna to the Gulfside Pavilion. Brightly decorated participants skip along the route handing out holiday themed beads to spectators. Precision military units, glittering convertibles with truck carrying Santa to his Gulf front seat at the Pavilion on Casino Beach. Children can speak to him per sonally. Parents can snap a photo. There is no charge. The Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit events are a gift from the Pensacola Beach Chamber. Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Holiday Par ty. Hemingways, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open to Chamber members and Lighted Boat Parade Winning Captains, the annual event will serve as an awards ceremony for the best decorated small and large boat entries. Chamber membership info is avail able at www.pensacola Christmas Cantata at the Pensacola Beach Community Church. 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. A beautiful collection of music presented by local choir members. Open to everyone. Visitors are welcome. Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. 850-932-6628. Breakfast with Santa at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission. 10:45 a.m. The Beachs Catholic Church opens Hunt Hall to visitors and parishioners for this holiday event. Santa, breakfast, and plentiful joy. Avenida 18 & Via de Luna. Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl. Starts at 1:30 p.m. at Paddy OLearys. Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas, when you see Ugly Christmas Sweaters. And, heres your chance to wear your uglies. And, heres also a chance to share some holiday warmth with those less fortunate. Bring a new or gently used sweater, jacket, coat or blanket to donate to the Waterfront Mission. Donations will be collected at Paddy OLearys and at the last stop, Sandshaker Lounge. Pace your self with visits to Paradise and Flounders; then Castways and Captn Fun, before landing at Bamboo Willies for the Sexy Elf Contest at 4 p.m. There will be a $25 bar tab up for grabs at each venue. The Ugly Sweater Contest will take place at the Shaker sometime after 5 p.m. www.pensacolabeach Christmas Cookie Decorating at Tiki Island Golf and Games, 1-3 p.m. One of Mrs. Claus favorite events. Bring your entire family to create a fanciful sugar cookie with a holiday theme. Munch your project or take it home for later. Located at the Casino Beach between Sidelines and Crabs. Candlelight and Carols, 6:30 p.m. Pensacola Beach Community Church. All are welcome to sing traditional carols and hear the Christmas story. Parishioners will sing Silent Night in a darkened sanctuary by the light of hundreds of hand-held candles. Christmas Mass Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission. 9:45 a.m. Tu Double the fun. Two Fireworks displays. The Beach Chamber will light up the night sky on the last day of the year with a Soundside and a Gulfside spectacular at midnight. Parties islandwide. Discounted room rates. Please party with care. Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. Har dy souls test their resolve in the icy waters of Santa Rosa Sound. Adults pay a $10 entry fee which includes a Polar Bear Plunge ing ticket, and free black eyed peas for good luck. Polar Bear Pub Club for kids under 12. A Club card and a holiday happenings on Santa Rosa Island . . after all, the islands rst name is Santa few Cub Club goodies, entry fee is $5. Island Times Best Plungewear Costume Contest will be judged. Top three costumes will earn prizes. Awards and 50/50 drawing follow the Plunge. Stick around for music, and drink specials. its beginning to feel very merry...


Island Times November 26, 2013 PAGE 12 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Suite 5 PensacolaGet Well Feel Good Look Great Womens Health Chronic Illness Hormone Replacement Anti-Aging New Patients Welcome Medicare & Tricare 10 miles from the Beach Call for Appointment Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston FREE DELIVERY TO THE BEACH GULF BREEZE & PENSACOLA Gift Sets LipstickSusan Haselton-KelleyMary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantHeres to a more beautiful you!Free Gift with orders over $40Easy ordering online or by phone850-934-3865 Eye Shadow Fragrances Skin Care Sunscreen LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 S unrise and S unset View the online edition at Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS 3009 East Cervantes 433-2822Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday & Friday Pelican Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 6 DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Lunch Everyday 8 AM -2 PM Fri & Sat 3 9 PM Breakfast Dinner Island Times By Susan Haselton-Barr Jambo (Hello) Everybody! What are your Holiday traditions? Home for the Holidays is my favorite Thanksgiving movie. A loving, but extremely dysfunctional family, grinds through another Thanksgiving meal filled with laughter and tears of frustration. In a particularly dicey, chaotic scene the father declares, Oh Joy, and we get to do this again in a month for Christmas. Of course watching this movie, ongoing meal preparation that starts at 5 a.m., and the Macys Day Parade with Santa at the end is a must. While the simple thought of the word Thanksgiving causes our blood pressure to rise, lets take the first step to make this reaction unnecessary. Compile a guest list. Plan your menu including snacks and breakfast. Make a grocery list. Think about the bird. Frozen or fresh? If frozen, remember it takes 24 hours for a 5 pound turkey to defrost and 4-5 days for a 20-pound turkey. Clean out your refrigerator. Yikes! I have to admit I was shamed into throwing away several bottles of old salad dressing. My daughter gently pointed out the 6-months-ago expiration date. Clean the freezer. Throw away old containers and baggies with more ice than food. Set the table days in advance, if possible. I make cookie dough ahead. Freeze tablespoons of dough on a cookie sheet and then pop the frozen cookie dough balls in freezer bag. At a moments notice, you can bake hot scrumptious cookies. Everyones mood is elevated when fresh warm cookies are taken out of the oven. The smell alone will make your mouth water. Stress-free holidays improve our mental and physical attitude including your glowing facial skin tone. My favorite tradition is to present all guests and family members with a plain plastic or glass Christmas ornament and a plain white cloth napkin. I provide Sharpie pens in different colors and ask them to write on the ornament and napkin what they were most thankful for this past year. These are a gift from me. My guests and family members take them home and put it on their trees or save the napkin for the next year. Remember even the smallest step in the right direction can end up being the biggest one of your life. Take that first step and move forward. Have faith that this Thanksgiving Holiday will be the best ever. Start your new Holiday traditions. Quaharini (Until we meet again.) 98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 we offer Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach Arc Gateway's new Dove Garden Shop at 1020 East Fairfield Drive, features a variety of gifts including ceramics from Arc Gateways adult enrichment program; succulent gardens from the Arc Gateway Plant Nursery; locally designed and handmade items; imported crafts from fair trade artisans; and repurposed/ recycled products for the home and garden. Volunteers staff the store Monday through Saturday during the holidays.Dove Shop Opens


Island Times PAGE 13 November 26, 2013 May the luck of the Irish be with you as you enter the Beachs authentic Irish Pub. Happy bartenders serving Happy Hour priced drinks Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Have you tried a Car Bomb? Electronic Darts. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. Live music. All kinds of shenanigans. Located in the historic district of Pensacola Beach, 49 Via de Luna. Call 850-916-9808. www. 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. 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.comOnly 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 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.comOne 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, After Sundown...................................................................................................... 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.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. 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.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. 2012 Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 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 Y ORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Aw ar d WinnerFlorida Trend Magazi ne Hall of Fa meBeef Backers Aw ar d Best St eaks in FloridaFlorida Mon thly Magazi ne Best Pub in FloridaFe atured on NBCs Today Sh ow and on T he Food Net wo rk Highly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AA A Tr av el Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM ...... the beachs news worldwide Seeing Stars... Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Happy Hour Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Texas HoldEm Football Time!College & NFL Games Paddys Mug Club$5 Mug $2 Beer during football games PaddyOLearysIrishPub.comARIES (March 21 to April 19) Decisions involving your proof. But they could have underlying risks you should know about. Don't act on anything until all the facts are in. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're attracted to a situation that appeals to your Bovine intellect. And that's good. But don't neglect your passionate side when romance comes calling later in the week. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) A recent development enhances that special relationship. Spending more time together also helps make the bonding process stronger. Expect news about a possible career change. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A suspicious situation should be dealt with before it leads to serious problems. Get all the facts needed to resolve it. Then refocus your energies on those tasks that need your attention. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Try to be more open-minded in working toward a resolution of that standoff between yourself and a colleague or family memwork to your advantage later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might feel a bit threatened by a proposed workplace change. The best way to deal with it is to ask questions. You'll find that those involved will be happy to provide you with the facts. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Feeling alone in a crowd during the early part of the week is an unsettling emotion. But your spirits soon perk up, putting you into the right mood to start making holiday plans. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A pesky problem should be dealt with immediately so you can put your time and effort into something more important. Someone from your past could SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Highenergy aspects dominate, both on the job and at home. Use this time to put some long-range plans into operation. Things level off later in the week. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Even the usually gregarious Goat might feel ties. Be patient. Things soon return to your normal social routine. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Career choices that seem too confusing to deal with at this point probably are. More information would help uncomplicate them. On the personal side, a friend might need your advice. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your Piscean imagination is stimulated by possibilities you see in a new opportunity. But keep those ideas to yourself until you feel ready to translate them into a workable format.


PAGE 14 Island Times November 26, 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 3 bedroom, 2 bath, unfurnished house for annual lease. All kitchen appliances furnished, washer & dryer connections included, No pets allowed. Please call 251-743-4255---Available NOW Pensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online Real Estate For Rent Calendar Pets 101 Cypress Pt. E, Pensacola, $359,000. MLS #448250. This lovely three story contemporary overlooking Escambia Bay comes with deeded access to shared dock with private covered boat slip/lift. Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 Gulf Breeze. $26,900. .19 acre. Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem. com Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $240,000. Gulf Breeze. 4/3 home in Grand Ridge. Spacious floor plan, Underground utilities. Two car garage. Just blocks from Oriole Beach boat ramp. MLS#434436 Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Call a professional who advertises in Island Times! Pensacola Beach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to SUNSET. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Fort Pickens Road. Kids and Kritters Parade, Saturday, Feb 22 at 2 p.m. at Casino Beach. Get your wagon or stroller ready. The theme is Out of this World! Island Times Blog where shelly waters meet sandy beaches Real Estate For Sale Community Church. 6:30 p.m. 31: Fireworks 8 pm & Midnight JANUARY 1: Polar Bear Plunge Paradise 2 pm 11: Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, 3 p.m. Paradise. Open to public. 11: Krewe of Bananimals Ball, Ticket $50. Springhill Suites. 7 pm 25: Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball. 10 a.m. The Dock 25: Beach Babe Contest, Krewe of Brewe, Sandshaker, 3 pm FEBRUARY 1: Double Bridge Run, 7 a.m. End on Beach 2: Super Bowl XLVIII 7: Krewe of Nereids Moonpie Party, 7 pm, Sandshaker. Open to public. 22:Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 p.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot MARCH 2: Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade, 2 p.m. Via de Luna to Gulfside Pavilion. BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 6:30. 5636 East Bay Blvd. Waterfront 3/2.5. $489,000 MLS #448374 Watch the sunset on the dock of this East Bay waterfront home complete with a covered boat house and sitting area. Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 Lost & Found NOVEMBER 28: Happy Thanksgiving 28: Turkey Trot 5K, 8:30 a.m. www. 30: Jingle Bell Run, 5K, Gulfside Pavilion, 8 a.m. DECEMBER 1: Sisters of the Beach Christmas Brunch. 11 a.m. Flounders 6: Beach Chamber Lighted Boat Parade. Sabine Marina to Boardwalk. 6:30 pm 6: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Christmas Choral Program. Our Lady, 6 pm 7: Kowabunga Breakfast with Surfing Santa, 8 a.m. Surf Burger 7: Gulf Breeze Chamber Holiday Parade, 10 am Shoreline Drive 7: Toys for Tots Poker Tourney. The Dock. 1 p.m. 8: Surfing Santa Beach Parade, 2 p.m. Via de Luna to Gulfside Pavilion 11: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 15: Christmas Cantata Beach Church, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. 15: Breakfast with Santa, Our Lady Catholic Church. 10:45 a.m. 15:Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl. 1:30 p.m. 19: Christmas Cookie Decorating, No charge, open to public. Tiki Island, 1-3 pm 24: Candlelight and Carols. Beach NAME:________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ____________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________send tidings of joya years worth of of Island Times for everyone on your gift list Send $32 to Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Well let the recipient know its from you!Its very merry!Beach Mardi Gras Its all here PRESCRIPTION SUNGLASSES LOST at Shoreline Park gazebo during the Pensacola Beach Boat Club event, Nov. 17. Call 850-2206-3600


Island Times PAGE 15 November 26, 2013 By Mitchell McCoy Get the turkey from Publix. Cook it on 8 degrees Fahrenheit for 8 seconds. Eat jam with it and grape juice and milk. Make some cherry pie, too! By Bella Ciolino You get a turkey from the store. Cook it for 2 hours on a little hot. Serve it on a clean, glass plate and eat it with a fork and a salad. You use polite words with your family! By Julia Hills Go and get the turkey from the farm. You will cook it for 5 minutes on not so hot. Have milk and for dessert you might wanna eat ice cream. Eat it with your family and make pretty decorations and hug your family! By: Lauren Olson Go to Wal-Mart to get a turkey. Cook it on HOT! for 15 minutes. Put it on plates and eat it with a fork, spoon and knife. Cook some beans, corn, chicken and soup. By: Emery Di Loreto If you want to get a turkey, you can get one at a farm. Put the temperature on 45 degrees for 10 minutes. Serve it with cooking sauce and mashed potatoes. By: Chloe Hargraves Get a turkey from the grocery store. Cook it on the temperature 35 and for 12 minutes. Put it in a pan and eat it with a fork. By: Brayden Dadisman Get the turkey at the store. Cook it in the oven for 43 minutes. Put some sugar on it and eat it with beans and rice. Make sure you cut it with a knife and put some salt on it! By: Sidney Flemming You could get a turkey at Publix. Put the temperature on 3 degrees for 40 hours. Serve it with salad, spaghetti and pasta. You can also have chicken and coffee, too. You have to get Tonys to put on it! By: Taima Cerone Get the turkey at the store. Cook it on 100 degrees for 6 minutes. Eat it with a spoon and salt and chips. By: Trey Hanson You have to get a turkey from the store. Make the temperature super duper hot for 1 hour. Serve it on a tray and eat it with a fork and knife. Make Fall leaf decorations. By: Charlie Abston You can get a turkey at the feast. You cook it on hot for, I think 5 minutesat least. (I dont know how to keep time.) Eat it with a fork and make pumpkin pie to go with your turkey! By: Kayla Cote Go to the store in Ohio to get a turkey. Make the oven warm and cook it for 15 seconds. Serve it on a plate with lettuce, tomatoes, coffee and crumbs. (Get the purple kind of lettuce!) By: Madison Smith Go to the store and get your turkey. Put the temperature on high and cook it for 10 seconds. Cook it with oil. Eat it with a drink and make some mashed potatoes and gravy! By: Brett Horton At the store you can get a turkey. Put it in the oven with tomatoes and lettuce. Cook it on the temperature that your house is for 30 minutes. Eat it with a fork and spoon and pie! By: Heath Asmar You get the turkey at the grocery store. You have to cook it for 5 days on really hot. It has muscle in it, Cook it on the cook top. Eat it with pizza, apples and tacos. Theres gotta be cookies for dessert! By: Lily Walker You will get your turkey from the store. The temperature is 22 degrees and you cook it for 22 minutes. Make a table outside and eat it with a fork and have blueberries with it. By: Nick Jenkins Get a turkey at the shop. Cook it for 10 minutes at medium. Put it on a plate and eat it with some green beans, mashed potatoes and ham. (You should have pizza!) By: Ava Billand Go shoot a turkey and keep it to eat. I think you put the temperature on hot. I dont know how long because I dont know how to tell time. Put it on a big plate and eat it with gravy, mashed potatoes and pie. Drink water. By Kaiden Vaughn Go to the store and get a turkey to cook. Cook it for 30 hours on a little hot. Put it on a plate and eat it with nothin. Decorate with colored lights. By Ania Uszok In the store you can buy a turkey. Cook it for 5 minutes on a little hot and it goes on a plate. Eat it with coconuts, and apples and pumpkins! By Savannah Oliver Go to get a turkey at Wal-Mart. You will cook it for 3 minutes and the temperature is 7 degrees. Serve it with mashed potatoes.You can also have salad, creamed corn and green beans. That would be all, I think! By Graham Pennington Where do you get a turkey? Maybe from a farm. I guess it takes 2 hours and the temperature is 300 degrees. Serve it on a big plate. Eat it with a bone and a leg. Cook it with green beans and have pie and french fries.HAPPY THANKSGIVINGLets Talk TurkeyThe miniature chefs in Jennifer Neals Kindergarten class at Pensacola Beach Elementary School have submitted their Thanksgiving recipes and the accompanying illustrations. By Savannah Oliver By Graham Pennington By Ania Uszok


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PAGE 18 Island Times November 26, 2013 Open everyday at 9 850-934-3141 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Happy Hour Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 9am-3pm Tuesday, Nov 26: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Nov 27: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Nov 28: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Nov 29: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Nov 30: Dennis Gossman and Ricky Lee Phelps, 7 pm Sunday, Dec 1: Lektric Mullet, 3 pm Tuesday, Dec 3: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec 4: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Dec 5: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Dec 6 Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Dec 7: Freeway 98, 7 pm Sunday, Dec 8: The Blenders, 3 pm Lighted Boat Parade December 6 @ 6 pm Best View on the Beach Aching knees, back, or hips? Trouble navigating stairs with your hands full? Don't Move! Let Legacy Lifts carry it for you.www.LegacyLiftsEC.com850-995-4369 or 1-800-566-1251Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Never Hurts To Tri Savannah Rocks (N Rolls) My eyes opened as I came slowly back to full consciousness. Blinking a few times, I remembered I was lying on a massive Hyatt Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. I brought my right wrist up in front of my face and my watch read 6:50 a.m. I pushed myself up off and also some trepidation. I had come in from the dark, cold Saturday morning to get warm before the start of the Savannah Rock N Roll Marathon/Half-Marathon. There were perhaps a thousand people inside the Hyatt and along with many who were sitting on the lobby rug taking a nap. Thinking that was a good idea, I stretched out on an open spot nearby and dozed off. When I woke up ten minutes before the start of the race, the lobby was very nearly empty. Walking outside I saw that the majority of the nearly 15,000 runners were already in their corrals. Rock music was blaring loudly for blocks on Bay Street not far from the Savannah River. As is the case at most races these days, the running attire was amazingly bright with neon greens, yellows, oranges and pinks dominating the color schemes. My corral soon moved slowly forward towards the Start line as the excitement mounted. I pulled out two of my four sticks of gum and put them in my mouth. My last long training run hadnt gone well, my left hamwas waning. I had more than a few doubts about the 13.1 miles that lay ahead of me. Finally, our corral got to the start and the throng lurched and surged forward to the pounding sounds of Back In Black. Ive run in much larger races, but this was the most crowded Ive felt as we jogged away from the historic and quaint downtown area. I was trying to stay to the side and not trip over anyone who slowed down or suddenly stopped. I wanted to be mindful of my pace and not get caught up in the crowds nervous energy. Already I could hear labored breathing around me. Focusing on my goal time, I would do the math repeatedly in my mind throughout the entire race to ensure I was on track. I would also be monitoring my body to estimate my strength for the ally like running 13 one-mile races and trying to tie them all together in a consistent and coherent manner. At least that was my strategy starting off. After traversing an overpass into what looked to be poorer neighborhoods. The houses were modest, there were a few abandoned vehicles and there were several over-grown lots. Happily, the residents were out in the early-morning cold cheering us on loudly. Their enthusiastic support revived my attitude and boosted my energy. I tried to keep my mind on my pace and not look ahead for the mile markers. I didnt want to worry about how far I had to through six miles. By then the sun was fully up and beating down on us. I pulled off my race shirt getting down to my singlet, put my sunglasses on and popped two fresh pieces of gum in my mouth. Swallowing a mouthful of water or sports drink at every aid station, I trudged on. The second half of the course rises gently uphill with many turns. Because the race is so down, I was constantly dodging people to maintain my pace. Thats a lot of extra work and by Mile 10 5K to run, I was wearing down, my hamstring ached and I didnt feel very positive. The last three miles I pushed hard to get myself up the hills. I was going to miss my goal, but I could still run a PR (personal reI could hear the loud music and see the Finish Line three blocks ahead. Spectators lined the barricades shouting encouragement to their family members and friends. my watch and grabbed a bottle of water. It took a few minutes to the water and got a banana. Then I circled back to watch for the eleven other runners in our group who had come to Savannah for this awesome and amazing experience. Beach runners Glenn Windham, left, and Charles Gheen at the In Hot Pursuit 5K Post Race Party, November 16 at the Sandshaker. Escambia County Deputy Sheriff Amber Bernard, left, took home top honors in her age group in the November 16 In Hot Pursuit 5K on Pensacola Beach. Beach residents (L to R): Pam and Frank Templeton and Cassie Lane raced in the fundraising Kids To Pedal Safely At Beach Bike RodeoThe Pensacola Beach Optimists want kids to know the rules of the road for two-wheelers. The Optimist-sponsored Bike Rodeo will give Pensacola Beach Elementary School kids a chance to learn and practice their new skills. The Rodeo takes place on the multi-use basketball court east of the School Friday, December 13. The Optimists are accepting new members. Call President Carleen Wheeler at 850-450-3465 for information.


Island Times PAGE 19 November 26, 2013 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsGet a VIDEO of your Key Sailing Fun! ORDER NOW for Christmas ~ 850-932-2211Tues: Joshua Tyrone, 5-7 Karaoke w/Becky, 8 Wed: John Hart Band 9 1 Thurs: Tyler Mac Band 9 Nov 29 & 30 The Core 9 Dec 1 Dunnottar, 4-8 Karaoke w/Becky 9 Dec 6 Lighted Boat Parade, 6 Top Deck Viewing PartyBuzzcut, 9 Dec 7 Buzzcut 9 Dec 8 Crosstown, 4-8 Karaoke w/Becky 9 across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Bch Blvd MONDAY 10 -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE. Poker, 7 Trivia, 7:30 $2 TUESDAY 10 -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke with Becky 8 Top Deck Viewing Party Top Deck Viewing Party WEDNESDAY Ladies Nite. 5 -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. John Hart Band, 9 THURS: 7 -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Tyler Mac Band 9 SUND AY karaoke Somethings Always ShakinShaker Stage Get your Shaker Shirtweekly line upShakin WeekendsThey say that the first Thanksgiving had plenty of fresh the rain and the dip in temperagentlemen! Getting plenty of reports Jeff Walton. ready to play in the Toys for Tots Sandshaker Lounge 10/28: Mike King, winner Teresa Garrett, runner-up 11/4: Chris McQueen, winner Deb Friedman, runner-up 11/11: Mike King, winner Ron, runner-up 11/18: Tex Atkinson, winner Mike Wood, runner-up Pelican Lounge 10/22: John Woodham, winner Trace Lewis, runner-up 10/25: Tex Atkinson, winner Johnny Mac, runner-up 10/29: Ted Gorder, winner Tommy Grice, runner-up 11/1: Tex Atkinson, winner Trace Lewis, runner-up 11/19: Todd Lentini, winner Paddy OLearys 10/24: John Woodham, winner Tex Atkinson, runner-upCommunity Wins At Texas Hold Em Charity Tourneys10/31: John Woodham, winner Toots Humphrey, runner-up Justin Scher, runner-up Pensacola Beach Elementary School Music Teacher Mary Holway, left, accepts a $1,000 donation from Rick Uzdevenes, Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun poker promoter at the schools Fall Festival, October 25. Paws & Claws Pet Food Drive Dry Dog or Cat Food Drop off at Paradise Bar & Grill


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