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Volume IX, Number 17 Pensacola Beach, Florida December 10, 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 The Sisters of the Beach send tidings of good cheer to their friends and family on the island and around the globe. They kick off the brunch have a knack for comical bawdiness interspersed with powerfully touching moments. Attending the champagne fueled affair are (front row, L to R): Dawn Drees, Jane McGrath, Kathi Lewis, Pam Jewel, Mary Ann Claus, Becky Shearman, Christine Hewerdine, Jane Drees Redmond, Peggy Henshall, Dee Riley and Carleen Wheeler. Middle Row (L to R): Amy Depew, Loretta Browder, Janice Morgan, Peggy Maggie Black, Gena Glover, Susie Mardis, Lori Corliss, Beverly Sarasua, Monica McVay, Jackie Henderson, Mary Murphy, Bobbi Cunningham, Kim Schmitz, Paulette Provost, Charlotte Spencer, Chris Hill, Lynn Cieutat and Lois Jernigan. Back row (L to R); DJ Zemenick, Courtney Winstead, Lila Cox, Burma Davis, Kathy Christoff, Nancy Kittel, Jane Peaden, Claudia Fischer, Mary Thibodeau, Denise Taylor, Shelly Geier, Deb Friedman, Christine Cook, Terri McKamey, Denise Keever, Millie Davis, and Reenie Gilbert. For more about the SOB spirit, turn to page 2. For a complete listing of holiday events, read Christmas Times, pages 10-11. Sisters of the Beach Toast The Season


PAGE 2 Island Times December 10, 2013 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Sisters of the Beach Personify Christmas Spirit Loretta Browder, who has lived on Pensacola Beach since 1971, has her champagne glass ready for toasting at the SOB Christmas Brunch, December 1 at Flounders. Pub Crawlers Don Less Than Pretty Christmas Sweaters Christmas Times United States Marines deployed to Pensacola Beach for some fun and a traditional Thanksgiving meal Thursday, November 28. Retired Marine Corps Major and Beach resident Jim Knell organizes the event. Island Times hosts the Wacky Relay Race at Tiki Island prior to the groups mini golf tourney. Winners of Wacky Relay are (front row, L to R): Private James Halepaska, Private Hector Gonzalez, Private Zachary Marshall, Private Mychal Paschal, Private Alejandro Franco and PFC Shane Dixon. Back row (L to R): Private Edward Bergested, PFC Damion Dorsett, PFC Robert McKnight and PFC Dennis Parker. Free Health Screening At Beach Lodge Chamber Collects Coats,Blankets For Charity Donation


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 December 10, 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 16 Paradise Bar Jan 6 Hemingways Jan 13 Flounders Jan 20 Shaggys 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 18: Krewe of Shakers WigWacker Party, Sandshaker, 9 PM 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, Sandshaker, 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 27 The Break Feb 3 Cactus Flower Feb 10 Sidelines Feb 17 Elks* Some events require tickets, reservations, or membership The Islander Newspaper December 20, 1991 It was by a true Christmas miracle that Santa Claus arrived in the Crows Nest on top of my house last week. He peeks out of the window every night and every day, as physical evidence of a small boys determination to spread the Christmas spirit. It all really started because we had the structure built on the roof top this fall. Of course, it was a natural habitat for Santa to spend the holidays. So, I kept promising my grandson, Jeremy, that we would take the wooden Santa up to the Crows Nest. Last Saturday, Jeremy set a time. We were scheduled to begin our ascent at 1 p.m. So, about 12:45, I began preparations. All clothing had to be removed from the closet which contains the small opening leading to the attic which, in turn, leads to the Crows Nest. We removed the clothes, emptied and removed the hanging rod. Carefully, I placed my four foot ladder on top of the air return cover, and climbed up. By dint of the hardest, I knocked the cover off the opening and weathered a spray of debris which fell from the attic. I sensed that even harder times were ahead. I knew we would have to stand on the very top of our four foot ladder, and would still have to hoist ourselves into the attic. What we would use to hang on to for support was, like well, theres nothing there. Besides, the ladder is a fold-out deal, and could not be as steady as I would have liked. Jer, why dont we wait until we can get a taller ladder? I knew before he answered I would be forever wallowing in guilt if I let him down now. Woo, we can do it. We have to get up there. You promised. I steadied the ladder as best I could. Then, I got the Santa and tossed him through the opening. can hold the ladder. Cautiously, he climbed each Theres nothing to hang on to, he gasped. No. No wait. I see a little board sticking out. With a great shove, and the little board for leverage, he hoistCmon up, Woo. Its neat up here. The spirit of Christmas prevailed. I never looked back. I climbed the ladder to the top (its wiggle only slightly menacing). I grabbed the little board and pulled myself into the attic. Immediately, I realized that Jeremy and I had different ideas about what constitutes neat. The roof gravel and the fireplace tions on the rough, unfinished beams along the walls. The only sign that a human being had ever travelled this way before, was a dusty RC bottle lying in a impression. My second observation caused a chill around my heart, when I realized we were both too short to climb up to the Crows Nest to put the Santa in the window. We did not dare pull up the ladder for fear we could not return it to its proper position for our descent. Christmas magic was rapidly failing us. Finally, in desperation, we stood on our toes, and hurled the Santa with all our might into the Crows Nest. He came to rest somewhere beyond our reach, completely out of sight. Still the Christmas thrill returned. It was like we were the surface of the moon. We had managed to get Santa into his holiday home. We lingered in the shadowy room a while, looked up into the Crows Nest one last time, and then climbed down into the closet. In the bright safety of the living room, we drank hot chocolate, toasting our success for a mission accomplished. If you look carefully as you drive past our house on Ariola, you will see Santa peeking out of the highest window. I look up there every night when I go home for there he is, the undeniable evidence that Christmas miracles still exist. At least in the eyes of the little boy who took the precarious journey to place the wooden Santa at the very top of the house, near the chimney, where he belongs. Observe The Season By Sharing............ Pets: Wright Pet Care is giving back to the community by hosting a Paws and Claws Pet Food Drive. All proceeds will go to Pensacola Humane Society and Uncle Sandys Macaw Bird Park. Thru December 31. The drop off location is Paradise Bar and Grill. People: Our Lady of the Assumption is accepting donations of non-perishable food items for its food pantry at St. Anns. Drop off at Beach Office, all year round. Kids: Shaggys is hosting a Christmas Toy drive. Deliver new, unwrapped toys the Pensacola Beach Blvd. location. Dining Discount offered to those bringing toys. Thru Dec. 21 Family: The Beach Church is accepting cash and gifts for their adopted family. Drop off Sunday, Dec. 15 and Dec. 22. Call 932-6628 for details.


PAGE 4 Island Times December 10, 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 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Holiday Jim Shore Home Decor We Wrap! Santa Shops Here! Com e as you are Bike, boat or car INN Top 10 Florida Beach Bars Full Service Open Air Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound 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 SPORTS: College & NFL Football on our big screen Be Here! Play & Stay R ates Reservations 850-932-2319 Second Stop @ 2 p.m. Win a $25 Bar Tab Fireworks at 8 pm & Midnite. 2 Parties, Too Much Fun! Paradise All Star Band plays. Get a room. $10 for adults, $5 for Polar Bear Cubs. T-shirts, Prizes. Free Black Eyed Peas for good luck. Dan the Man knew that the new Island Times ISLAND GIRL CITY HALL ANNEX BIG RIG TOM HOME SWEET HOME MORE MEL COLD DETERMINATION LUCKY TRISH 2000 Sprint Camper, 26' sleeps 8 comfortably with separate Master Bedroom and queen-size bed. Fully loaded kitchen, heat and air conditioning, bathroom with shower & small tub. Lots of storage space. $4,200 -Call 850-932-0976 CAMPER FOR SALE


PAGE 5 Island Times December 10, 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 Pensacola Beach Advocates wants to know whats on your mind. The Board of Directors voted at their November meeting to distribute a survey to each Pensacola Beach leaseholder. The survey, which seeks input from commercial and residential lease holders, will arrive in mailboxes in early spring. It will be accompanied by a stamped envelope for respondents to use. We need to know what issues are most important to our members and to the island community, said Elizabeth Hewson, board secretary. Right now we are creating and formatting the survey for distribution. Pensacola Beach Advocates serves as a voice for the citizens of Pensacola Beach in many areas. The Advocates keep mem bers informed with newsletters, emails and occasional meetings. The PBA is active in governmen tal issues. Former Board President Jim Cox successfully lobbied against a lease fee increase of 10 percent at the Santa Rosa Island Authority during 2010. The SRIA can revisit the potential increase We make sure that your voice is heard in the county and at the SRIA, said Cox. The Advocates subcommittees include membership, governmental affairs and Beachkeepers. Beachkeepers, which addresses environmental issues, is chaired by JJ Waters. "We will promote positive actions to sustain the unique natural assets of Santa Rosa Island, including beach and dune preser fauna, recycling and responsible recreational use, said Waters. We are committed to working with area businesses, community groups and neighbors to implement environmental projects and nity socially and economically. These goals will be accomplished through education, community involvement and partnering with other organizations." The Advocates played an integral part in Escambia Countys new Turtle Lighting Ordinance and is involved in the follow up to keep the beach free of obstacles which entangle wildlife. Our efforts through our Beachkeepers group have been effective, said PBA President Terry Preston. Additionally, the subcommittee has already been planning for 2014. The Beachkeepers will host Earth Day Islandstyle, Saturday, May 3 at Casino Beach. The event includes recycling, environmental displays, paper shredding, music, a yard sale and the ever-popular Sea Turtle Homecoming activities. The Audubon Society will bring shorebird information, said Lois Hausmann, Earth Day chair man. We will have something for everyone to enjoy. The Advocates are launching a membership drive. Previously, members had to be residential or commercial leaseholders or have a business interest on Pensacola Beach. The Board and member ship approved a By-law change that relaxed that requirement. Membership is now open to those who concur with the PBAs objectives. The annual dues remains at $30 and is payable online at www. or by checks made payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, Florida, 32562. Advocates Open Membership Drive, Seek Input From Islanders Tommy Grice with his Saints Super Bowl Ring suspended over de lis covered glasses won the title as the Beachs Best Saints Fan at the Krewe of Wrecks meeting, December 2 at Riptides. The contest was sponsored by Island Times in honor of the Saints Monday Night Football game. Their performance was not as dazzling as Tommys fan wear.


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Island Times PAGE 7 December 10, 2013Letters To The Editor Beach News To Go ... new mobile versionBy Rev. Dr. Tom Garrison Pensacola Beach Community ChurchCross in the Sand A Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna Central Waterside Church, 9 AM Bimini Beach Bar 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 29 850-934-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 Parties 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Internet Banking Bill Payment Service Waterfront Financing Flex Line Home Equity Loans Conventional Mortgages Personal ServiceBank of the South Island Branch Full Service Banking Close to Home Everyday is an adventure for our lives. I am sure most people do not wake up in the morning and think what a great adventure today is going to be. If we take a moment to stop and think, today will be a new experience even if it is something we have done over and over again. One of the saddest things I see in life are people who never know or maybe forget to look at life as something to be experienced. A member of my congregation sent me an email with a link to an article by Mark Manson entitled The Most Important Question You Can Ask Yourself Today. What a wonderful article! I thought I might share some of his ideas, because it goes along with what I wanted to say. His premise is that everyone wants to feel good, live care-free, have a happy and easy life. However, as he points out, the life that most people want does not come without hard work or a great deal of effort. I agree with him fully and I would encourage everyone to read his article. It is also my opinion that life can be happy, and we can feel good about it if we take responsibility to make it a life that we want it to be. It is true that Gods blessings are for everyone and it is also true, the more we walk through life with a vision that says we are on a great adventure, then that adventure will be ours. You see it takes direction on our journey and effort to provide a clear view of our dreams. The thing we forget about the most is that when we only think about self-satisfaction to make us happy or feel good, we have already failed. It is never the adventure into our lives, but it is giving us to something or someone else. The people that enjoy going to work are people that love what they do. The people that love their mates in a relationship are the people that will have more satisfaction in that relationship. It is true in every aspect of our lives. As Manson pointed out in his article, happiness in life comes at the end of work and vision. This is also true in our faith journey. If we are standing around with our hands out and waiting for God, then we will end up missing the blessing when they come. As we see with the life of Jesus, it is only after giving ourselves completely do we see the fullness of God. Life is an adventureso is our Spiritual is a great day to enjoy the adventure.[Ed. Note:] Second Grade Pensacola Beach Elementary School Student Nicholas Collins wrote this in class last month and his teacher Debbie Campanella shared it with us. If you could name a Special Day for anybody who would you name the day after and why? I would name today Cousin Tommy Day. I would name it Cousin Tommy Day because he would cellabrate by drawing pitchers of him. I love him very much. I am so glad he is a veteran. ~Nicholas Collins Beach Drainage November 26, 2013 Pensacola Beach had a combination of the north wind and a high tide combined to create significant drainage issues. When tides rise and the north wind pushes water to the northern shore of Santa Rosa Island it creates unique circumstances that are adverse to quick drainage from corresponding rain events. Escambia County Engineering and Santa Rosa Island Authority have been working with private I am happy to say that just recently a solution to allow some and will shortly be forwarded to the Board for funding and implementation. If you have any questions for me or my staff, please feel free to contact us. Grover C. Robinson, IV Escambia County Commissioner


PAGE 8 Island Times December 10, 2013 The Lizzards Tongue... Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Texas HoldEm Football Time!Bowl & NFL Games Paddys Mug Club$5 Mug $2 Beer during football games My son, the Kid, is a proud member of the NFL -National Forensics League that is. Much like members of the other NFL (National Football League), the Kid trains hard for his spot on the team. No telling how many times he can bench press a binder full of documents or how many different memorized facts he can put into play. All I know is that he can carry a briefcase around for days and counter his opponent's argument match after match while staying well within his heart's aerobic capacity. As a rookie, he has started at DI (Dramatic Interpretation), LD (Lincoln Douglas Debate) and now PF (Public Forum Debate). He and his current teammate are like Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham when on offense. They are determined to get every point possible and can recover with ease from a dropped pass or a pick. While on defense, they emulate the likes of Cameron Jordan and Malcolm Jenkins. It's all about a clean sack and opinions. They suit up almost every weekend -khaki pants, navy blue blazers, button down oxford shirts, and ties the color red for power and intimidation. Unlike the well-known and revered NFL, in this NFL there is no penalty for leading with your head. In fact, it's highly encouraged. Every match is straight brain on brain action and there are no helmets for protection or face masks to hide behind. There are no timeouts and a delay of game leads to forfeiture. There is no arguing a decision with the judge, just asking politely for permission to begin. There are no real injuries, so inconveniences such as paper cuts, headaches, and dry eyes are just played through. Lack of preparation isn't an excuse for losing, it's the reason. Unfortunately, most of you, myself included, have never heard of this NFL until now. The matches aren't covered in the news -broadcast or print, national or local, front page or sports. But that's okay, the brainiacs of this selves key players in the other NFL in positions such as players' agents, arbitrators, prosecutors, or defense lawyers. I am just as proud of the Kid and all of his teammates even if I don't have a Campbell's Chunky Soup commercial and Clay Matthew's mom cave to show for it. They bring an entirely new and different meaning to being a member of the NFL. Until next time... The preliminary round of the school level National Geographic Bee was contested at Gulf Breeze Middle School Friday, December 6, in the schools library. Among the twenty-nine students participating in the Bee was Pensacola Beach Elementary alum Jon Smith. Contestants included: Blake Barclay, Coleman Burtt, Chase Cavasos, Ana Decesare, Reagan Docherty, Anders Foster, Aiden Handler, Shala Ides, Cole Kariher, Bickston Laengar, Drew Marks, Fiama Mastrangelo, Michael Mastrangelo, Heidi Neumann, Cynthia Nguyen, Michael Palermo, Jasmine Roberge, Vinny Savarino, Luke Seifert, Brinker Shell, Smith, Paul Snider, Joe Strickland, Luke Stringfellow, Emen Suhkera, Mammoon Suhkera, Ryan Von Brock, Liam Werner and Spencer Wirth. The Final Round of the Bee will be held Friday, December 13 at Gulf Breeze Middle School. Excitement Buzzes Around Geography Bee Mrs. Claus has nothing on these two ladies. Lea Sebold, left, and Carol Campbell were ready to pack Santas sleigh with brightly wrapped presented during Blue Sky Gift Shoppes Open House November 23.


PAGE 9 Island Times December 10, 2013 Gulf front 5BR/5BA home. Being sold fully furnished. Excellent rental history. Come enjoy today! $1,495,000 MLS # 454408 Let there be shopping! The Krewe of Wrecks will host the Christmas and Mardi Gras Marketplace during their final meeting of the year. The party area at Paradise Bar and Grill will be transformed into a mini mall beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, December 16. The event is open to everyone. We want to create an opportunity for our members and the general public to do some gift shopping and get ready for Mardi Gras, said Running Around Wreck Jeff Goudey. You do not have to be a krewe member to shop or sell, but we welcome you if you are interested in joining. There are a limited number of vendor spaces available. There is a $25 vendors fee and those who set up must supply their own six-foot table. Articles for sale should be suitable for Christmas gifts or Mardi Gras related items. Vendors should contact Sec-Wreck Melanie Waite at to sign up. Pensacola Parade People have already secured their booth. According to the Bead-Lady-inCharge Terry Preston, Parade People will have their booth stocked up with super soft plush toys, the latest in Mardi Gras throws and some fancy beads suitable for stocking stuffers. We are looking forward to it, said Preston. We will take pre-orders on case beads for the parades or you can schedule a Bead Party for your entire krewe. The Bead Parties are getting really popular. Shoppers should arrive with cash and checks in hand. Not all vendors will be able to accept credit cards. The Marketplace will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Krewe of Wrecks memberships will be for sale along with Grand Costume Ball, Queens Dinner, Kings Supper and Champagne Breakfast tickets. Paradise General Manager Renee Mack will have special drink prices and the kitchen will be open. The Wrecks encourage everyone to join the Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe. Meetings will resume Monday, January 6 at 6 p.m. at Hemingways.Wrecks Open Marketplace for Last Minute Shoppers Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online


PAGE 10 Island Times December 10, 2013 December 10, 2013 Island Times PAGE 11 Tuesday, December 10: Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party. 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 available at Sunday, December 15: 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. Sunday, December 15: 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. Sunday, December 15: 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 yourself 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. Thursday, December 19: 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. Tuesday, December 24: 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. Wednesday,December 25: Christmas Mass Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission. 9:45 a.m. holiday happenings on Santa Rosa Island . . after all, the islands rst name is Santa St. Ann Catholic Church 6:30 Parish Advent Reconciliation Program Christmas Mass Schedule No morning Masses 4 Childrens Christmas Mass 6 Christmas Contemporary Mass Midnight Christmas Mass (Music begins 11:30) 11 Christmas Day Mass ~www.stanngulfbreeze.org2013 Advent & Christmas CalendarOur Lady of the Assumption 11 Breakfast with Santa Christmas Mass Schedule 9:45 Christmas Day Mass ~ Our Lady 920 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach St. Ann 100 Daniel Drive Gulf Breeze 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. Think about the pets that for one reason or another end up at the Humane Society. Mary Wright and her team at Wright Pet Care are hosting the Annual Paws and Claws Pet Food Drive. All proceeds will go directly to Pensacola Humane Society and Uncle Sandys Macaw Bird Park. By donating food to these tions, you can help feed local homeless dogs, cats and exotic birds. Beach drop off location is Paradise Bar and Grill. Updated information including additional drop off/purchase locations, and types of food needed are both on the website: www. Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub CrawlSunday, December 15 Coat,Blanket Collection 2:00 pm Paradise Bar & Grill 3:00 pm Castaways Sexy Elf ContestUgly Sweater Contest, Coat,Blanket Collectionhave a great time... stay on the island or designate a sober driverPaddy Paradise Sandshaker DO GOODBring a coat, blanket, sweater to donatePRIZES CONTESTS Ugly Sweater Wednesday, January 1: Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. Hardy souls test their resolve in the icy waters of Santa Rosa Sound. Adults pay a $10 entry fee which includes a Polar Bear Plunge t-shirt, a and free black eyed peas for good luck. Polar Bear Pub Club for kids under 12. A Club card and a few Cub Club goodies, entry fee is $5. Island Times Best Plungewear Costume Contest will be judged. Top three costumes will earn drawing follow the Plunge. Stick around for music, and drink specials. While Supplies Last; A very special Christmas Ornament. Each original and unique, created by our talented students at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Gift boxed with a holiday message from the artist. On sale for $10 each at Shaggys, 701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. All proceeds go directly to the Beach School. Thursday, December 19 Bingo at the Pensacola Beach Community Church. Games begin at 7 p.m. Concession stand has refreshments for sale. Beer and wine available. Everyone is welcome. Bring the entire family. Island visitors are encouraged to attend. Corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18.


Island Times December 10, 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 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 By Susan Haselton-BarrJambo (Hello) Everybody. Did you double knot your shoes today? The Colonel suggested I do this before the Turkey Trot 5K on Pensacola Beach. My mind started buzzing. How do I describe myself? I think of myself as a little salty, a little acidic, and a lot of sweet. Thanksgiving was bitterly cold at 8 a.m. Our little spot in paradise had people with all sorts of a sundry mismatched winter running attire. We were definitely a motley crew at the starting line. However everyone had an abundance of good cheer. Shouting encouragement for even the slowest in the group of 520. Thats when the thought trickled through my brain...How would these incredible people describe themselves? Under my slightly used cold weather motorcycle attire and leftover northern Wisconsin apparel off I went running 2 minutes and walking 1 minute. Under all the clothing my poor skin was screaming, I am itchy and uncomfortable. Note to self, must moisturize my skin after a shower. A good recipe follows: 2 cups of oil and a total of 25 drops of true food grade essential oils. Apply on slightly wet skin directly after getting out of shower. It gives me an immediate feeling of well-being. Of course, my skin is doing the Happy Dance. Two or three small hand fulls should be enough to coat entire body. Store in any glass container with lid such as a Mason jar or old olive oil bottle. I recommend Almond oil purchased online or at Everymans in Pensacola. Grape seed oil can be used as well, however Almond oil works with most types of skin, whether oily or dry. Oily skin people still need to moisturize their skin. I also recommend Young Living essential oils in Abundance, Lavender, Joy, Christmas Spirit, Peace and Calming, Frankincense, Myrrh and Peppermint are just a few you might try. You can use 25 drops of one oil or mix and match. Young Living Oils are not adulterated (do not have chemical additives) and are the best in the world for integrity of the product source. Be aware that your local pharmacy oils and health food store say they are 100 percent, but in fact, are not. Young living can be easily purchased through local distributors (prices are less expensive) or online. I am salty, sweet and slightly acidic. How do you describe yourself? Are you a double knotter, calm homebody, seat of your pants in the moment person, risk taker, life of the party or just generally an awesome person.? Enjoy the season and all you come in contact with this year. Quaharini (Until we meet again.) Schools Out Dec 20 Jan 2Drivers, please use caution


Island Times PAGE 13 December 10, 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... this weeks horoscopesARIES (March 21 to April 19) Careful, Lamb. Don't let your generous nature lead to some serious overspending as you contemplate your holiday gift-giving. Your social life kicks off into high gear by week's end. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A positive attitude helps you weather annoying but unavoidable changes in holiday plans. Aspects favor new friendships and reinforcement of existing relationships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Demands on your energy level could be much higher than usual as you prepare for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to pace yourself. Friends and family will be happy to help. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't allow a suddenly icy reaction from a friend or family member to continue without learning what caused it -and what can be done to restore that once warm and caring relationship. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A relationship seems to be unraveling, mostly from a lack of attention. It might be a good idea to ease up on whatever else you're doing so you can spend more time working to mend it. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) New facts emerge that not only help explain the recent rift with a trusted colleague, but also might provide a chance to wipe the slate clean and make a fresh start in your friendship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A family member's personal situation is, fortunately, resolved in time for you to get back into your hectic round of holiday preparations. An old friend might bring a new friend into your life. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Pace yourself in meeting holiday pressures and workplace demands to avoid winding up with a frayed temper and a Scorpian stinger that lashes out at puzzled kith, kin and colleagues. SAGITTARIUS (November matter requires close attention. Also, news from a trusted source provides the means to help sort out a long-standing state of confusion and put it into perspective. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) This is a good time to reinforce family ties. Make it a priority to assess and resolve all outstanding problems. Start the upcoming holiday season with a full measure of love. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Don't be pressured into a so-called solid-gold investment. Wait until the holiday distractions are over. Then take a harder look at it. You might PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A former friend might be trying to heal the breach between you by using a mutual friend as an intermediary. Best advice: Keep an open mind despite any lingering bad feelings. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of saying the right thing at the right time. Your friendships are deep and lasting


PAGE 14 Island Times December 10, 2013 CalendarBrewe, 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. 12: 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 13: Pensacola Beach Womans Club Fundraiser 17: St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl 26: 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 7. 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 Real Estate For Rent 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! Real Estate For Sale 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 DECEMBER 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 Community Church. 6:30 p.m. 31: Fireworks 8 pm & Midnight JANUARY 1: Polar Bear Plunge Paradise 2 pm 8: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 11: Ft. Pickens Living History, 9-5. Candlelight Tours until 8:30 p.m. 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 12: Ft. Pickens Living History, 9-5 12: Surfers Memorial, Paradise 18: Krewe of Shaker Wigwacker Party, Sandshaker, 9 p.m. 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 25: Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball. 10 a.m. The Dock 25: Krewe of Kids, SIgn Up Meeting, 2 p.m. Beach Church 25: Beach Babe Contest, Krewe of 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 BeachFUJI FINE PIX DIGITAL CAMERA. Silver in a ziplock bag. Last seen on Sunday, Dec. 1. May be at the Sandshaker or Sabine Sandbar. Please call 334-514-0047.


Island Times PAGE 15 December 10, 2013 ATTENTION CURRENT AND FORMER WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS: Did you receive your BP Settlement?If you owned waterfront property along the Gulf Coast between April 20, and December 31, 2010, you may be eligible for thousands of dollars in compensation through the BP settlement fund (as long as you have not already signed a release with BP), simply for owning your waterfront property during that time, and regardless of whether you had vacation rentals or not. If you sold waterfront property along the Gulf Coast between April 20, and December 31, 2010, you may be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in compensation through the BP settlement fund (as long as you have not already signed a release with BP). If you entered into a sales agreement to sell your waterfront property after April 20, 2010, and closed prior to December 31, 2010, you may be automatically entitled to compensation regardless of whether you can prove loss of value to your waterfront property or not. Our process for this type of claim is simple, and we do everything for you. Our 15% fee is due only if we collect from BP, and you will not be liable for any costs or expenses in addition to the fee. If we fail to collect from BP, you will not owe us any costs, expenses or fees. Call us or email us now with your waterfront physical address and we will check your waterfront propertys eligibility on our interactive map for potential loss of use and or sales loss compensation. 251-928-0192 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other attorneys. Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members denied a lease amendment request from Springhill Suites owners during a special full board meeting December 2. The motion to deny was made by Board Member Janice Gilley and was based on the recommendation of the Santa Rosa Island Authority Attorney Mike Stebbins. The lease includes two properties, the Springhill Suites and 22 Via de Luna where the Surfside Food Store and ofproperties were combined on the lease in 2001 to satisfy a density issue, so the hotel could be built. The request to separate the properties is necessary for The bifurcation of a lease is not unheard of at the SRIA meetings. This property, however, is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit. There are a number of corporate entities involved, a foreclosure and the SRIA. The attorneys for both parties have appeared before the SRIA board on several occasions. Each trying to clarify the position of their client. SRIA board members worked through a myriad of questions and responses. You are asking lay people to make a decision on a very complex legal issue, said Board Member Dave Pavlock. Why cant these two parties talk to each other? Board Chairman Thomas Campanella concurred, and advised that he would be following the recommendation of the Boards legal counsel. In his report, Stebbins wrote, I recommend that the SRIA not grant the lease bifurcation and not participate in the sacola Beach, Inc., Pensacola Beach LLC, David Brannen and American Fidelity have resolved their litigation. In my opinion, the ongoing litigation between those parties raises serious questions of whether Pensacola Beach, Inc. can terminate, assign, sell or otherwise encumber the 2001 master lease or the sublease for Springhill Suites, and could entangle the SRIA in further litigation. Additionally, it is unclear whether any bifurcation of the 2001 master lease would allow for continued density of 117 hotel units on the hotel site. The Board voted 4 to 1 to deny the request. Fred Gant dissented; Ed Guernsey was absent. Island Authority Denies Springhill Lease Amendment Early Deadline: urs, December 12 for the December 24 edition Ask about special holiday ad rates.


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PAGE 18 Island Times December 10, 2013 Island Times Blog 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, Dec 10: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec 11: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Dec 12: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Dec 13: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Dec 14: Smokey and The Moonies, 7 pm Sunday, Dec 15: Southern Breeze, 3 pm Tuesday, Dec 17: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Dec 18: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Dec 19: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Dec 20: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Dec 21: Dennis Gossman & Ricky Lee Phelps, 7 pm Sunday, Dec 22: Dennis Gossman & Bill Dossey, 3 pm Saints vs St. Louis Dec 15 @ noon Best View on the Beach Dec 31 NYE Party!Call 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 Making an IronmanThe suffering in the Ironman World Championship at Kona has made a vivid impression on many millions of television viewers over the years. There is the amazing triumph as well, but always there is the suffering, as the athletes struggle against the heat, the wind and the unyielding distance of 140.6 miles. It starts with 2.4 miles of open-water swimming followed by 112 miles of bicycling and THEN you run a marathon (26.2 miles). Even the professional athletes struggle against this daunting test. Its a race of endurance and survival as the competitors experience a variety of mental, physical and emotional challenges. The Ironman courses around the globe vary in swimming conditions, temperature, altitude, terrain, wind and humidity, but they all have one principal thing in common the distance. Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach is thought to be a relatively easy ironman course. The Gulf of Mexico usually cooperates with very swimmable conditions, the bike and run courses are usually moderate in early November. At 6:45 on Saturday November 2, Gulf Breezes Dom Risola stood on the shoreline in the midst of 3,200 other athletes listening to announcements and waiting for the national anthem to be played. Dom, 39, had moved here in 2008 with his wife and children. In 2011 he took up triathlon, trained with the Mere Mortals group on Pensacola Beach and was hooked on the sport. In November of 2012 he made the tough decision and signed up for Ironman Florida. The race is very expensive and you have to sign up a year in advance because it sells out very quickly. So its a huge commitment and it means you will have a whole new area of focus for twelve months. Dom continued to train normally and then, with six months to go, he kicked it up a notch. Adhering to his Essential Triathlete plan, he began training 6 days a week and carefully watched his diet. He also did a lot of research on training methods, race preparation and race day nutrition. When you realize that a few short years ago, he weighed 270 pounds, you better understand how far he had come. As he stood on Panama City Beach that morning, he was a muscular and lean 185. Many would have been anxious, some would have wondered if they belonged there with the other athletes and many didnt show up that morning. Based on his relentless, disciplined training, Dom felt reasonably calm and was ready to get it on. The morning sun was starting to come up, the Gulf was rough, the music was loud and Dom says the whole scene was surreal. Then it was time to start and he and the other participants rushed into the Gulf of Mexico. The waves were tough and it was very crowded as arms and legs teen minutes later Dom Risola had traversed 140.6 miles and crossed the Finish Line. Mike Reilly, the legendary voice of ironman competitions worldwide welcomed him with the famous You are an Ironman! Finishing a race of this length impossible task. It might sound impossible for someone who is overweight and out of shape. Dom Risola proved it could be done through determination, consistency and dedication. Sticking together because of the weather, friends Michelle Williams, left, and Karla age groups. The temperature at the starting line was 38 degrees with a brisk wind.


Island Times PAGE 19 December 10, 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 ~ 850-932-2211 across from Boardwalk 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 WEDNESDAY: 5 -Close Ladies Nite. $2 Wine/Beer/Well. John Hart Band, 9 THURSDAY: 7 -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Tyler Mac Band 9 Somethings Always Shakin Sonny Claus invites youFri-Sat-Sun...December 13-15Something Huge, 9 PM to 1 AM Fri-Sat Lektric Mullet, 4 PM to 8 PM Sun Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl Party & Contest, 5 PM tilFri-Sat-Sun...December 20-22Class X, 9 PM to 1 AM Fri-Sat Cornbred, 4 PM to 8 PM SunShaker Christmas PartyGive Aways Drink Specials SAT DEC 21Diamond Earring give away at midnight Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving. If you are looking for a way to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories, December is a list for anglers looking for action in Pensacola Bay, and, of course, we are talking about the Big Bull Redfish. These big schools of Bulls roam the Bay, feeding on bait Just take a ride and look for the birds diving and the splashes on the surface. Nothing beats landing and I were talking about it just yesterday and the weather and water were so perfect, both of us were ready to go. inshore during the cooler winter months. This time of year the and canals. Let's not forget the White Trout that they are pulling in at the Three Mile Bridge. I'm hearing they are biting one right after the other. The boys are still reporting Bridge, but haven't sent any pictures this week. Just last week Jim down in Navarre caught this huge pompano weighing in at 8.2 pounds. The state record is 8.25 pounds. Wow! Take advantage of this What on earth are you waiting Jim and his huge Pompano Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun players tip their hats to the winning ways of Jon Woodham. Woodham earned Player of the October and November. His consistent play and good luck brings him to the winners circle, time and time again. He cemented the Player of the Month for Novemtied for second with four wins each. shaker on November 25 over Tex Atkinson and December 2 over Mike Wood. On November 26 at the Pelican, he beat Ed Weisack, who was visiting from Hudson, California. Woodham and Wood went head-to-head again on November 29 with the same results. Texas Hold Em Diva Terri McKamey played all the right cards on November 8 at the Peliplace over the almost-unbeatable second to Woodham on her December 1 birthday during play at Paddy OLearys. place November 19 at the Pelican, besting the mysterious Waldo Defindorfin. Lentini outlasted Ted Gorder at Paddy OLearys on November 21. For more information or game schedules, call Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes at 850-324-2667.Woodham Sits Atop Poker Leaderboard Beach resident Madison Thompson, 15, wins the 10K run in her age division in 53:26.Naughty and Nice on your list? Gift Subscription to Island Times $32 PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562


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