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Volume IX, Number 21 Pensacola Beach, Florida February 4, 2014 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 Womans Club Fashionistas Get Runway ReadyThe stage is set. The models are ready. The Pensacola Beach Womans Club Luck of the Island Fashion Show Extravaganza Committee have previewed the couture collections and are preparing to send their top models down the runway Thursday, March 13 at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of the Assumptions Hunt Hall. International Boutique manager Eileen Mathis, left, and Boutique Owner Margaret Araujo, right, are providing professional guidance to (L to R): Pensacola Beach Womans Club President Mary Ann Claus, Fashion Show Event Chairman Frankie Roy and Model Coordinator Lynda Knell. The Fashion Show Extravaganza is the annual fundraiser and proceeds are distributed to local organizations. The Womans Club has been setting trends on Pensacola Beach since 1954. For more on their story, turn to page 2.

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PAGE 2 Island Times February 4, 2014 Published every other Tuesday islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times the Clubhouse was used for the but the Club was The stylish ladies of the Pensacola Beach Womans Club board members Lil Kamphuis, left, and Jeanette Beam, hold the Clubhouse deed which they prepare to deliver to the Beach Community Church deacons in 1982.This vintage photo was taken by Liz Waters and has suffered some hurricane damage. Celebrations are part of the Pensacola Beach Womans Clubs fabric. January birthday girls are (L to R): Sue Bernard, JoAnn Robertson, Jackie Hope and Cheryl Collier.The following have served as President of the Pensacola Beach Womans Club: Fashioning Friendships For Sixty YearsRecycle Mardi Gras Beads for Kids Parade Donations Accepted At VIC Through February 20

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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 February 4, 2014 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 www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com 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 www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Krewe of Wrecks MeetingsFeb 10 Sidelines Feb 17 Elks Lodge 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 EventsFebruary 7: Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, Sandshaker, 7 PM February 8: Krewe of Kids Royal Doughnut Breakfast, Church, 8 AM February 8: Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, the Dock, 7 PM* February 9: Moonlight Madness Champagne Breakfast, PBYC, 10:30 AM February 22 Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 PM, Across from Sidelines February 22 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks February 23 DeLuna Fest, Via de Luna Shopping Ctr, 2-8 PM 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 PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com* Some events require tickets, reservations, or membership The Islander Newspaper March 2, 1994 Page, my English Springer, is emerging from puppyhood. has a ferocious growl and barkdog years by now because she is a junk food junkie. She is crazy much gardening as she once Page has made herself a swimming pool. She dug a huge swimming pool again. oped some endearing skills. She on her hind legs and hugs me. ded are a gardening glove, a we have showered on her. She place every single day. So, she Page should be more disciplined. go walk your dog on a leash and as always laughed and giggled ey, Jameson Walker, Lily Walker, is chosen by random drawing while kids munch purple, green drop. cial number which corresponds Destination Fun: Krewe of Kids Blasts Off

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PAGE 4 Island Times February 4, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE 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 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Next to Sonic Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Whimsical Home Decor Sports Teams Teachers Childrens Gourmet Mermaids and more.... Com e as you are Bike, boat or car INN Top 10 Florida Beach Bars Full Service Open Air FOOD Try a Fred Burger or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com BAR FUNPOKER: WED, 7 Texas Hold Em Be Here!BOOK NOW FOR MARDI GRAS March 2 Parade DayWe are directly on the parade route. Reservations 850-932-2319 Kelley Ritchie....February 7 at 6 PM DieDra the Blues Diva....Feb 8 at 6 PM The Nace Brothers.... February 11 at 6 PM Bryan Lee....February 14 & 15 at 6 PMFALL IN LOVE AT PARADISE! Mardi Gras....Sat, Feb. 22....come by after the Kids and Kritters parade Sun, Feb 23...free red beans, drink specials DeLuna Fest, 2-8 PM Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound FAT tuesdayMarch 4: Shoe Box Float Contest. Great Prizes. Free to Enter 8 PM TOP STUDENTSecond grade Beach School student Jake Clifton earned top marks during the second grading period. His teacher Debbie Campanella noticed that his name did not appear in the All A Honor Roll listing. Good job Jake. Keep making those high marks. NAUGA NOTABLESThe twentieth anniversary of the Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball was an intimate gathering of 900 partiers. Among them were some of the beachs sweetest gals. Louise Turner was in her usual place of honor. Louise may be the longest tenured Beach resident. Shirley Blake was there representing her family. It was her Irish jokester husband Paddy who was responsible for uttering the famous words, Do you know how many Naugas it took to make that piece of naugahyde? At times during the party, there was a line of people waiting to say hello to Bonnie Elbert. Her daughter Becky was the reigning Queen and her son Jeff served as the Naug-announcer. Congratulations to the newly crowned Allison Brown Sanchez, who is Nauga XX. She will make the Kids and Kritters parade, February 22. Finally, Robin Taylor found evidence online of a magical place called Nauga Beach, Florida where well-seasoned Naugas go to live in their retirement years. The location is a closely guarded secret, according to Robin. Pensacola Beach Naugas are rocking, but not in chairs. FOR THE PUPSMary Wright, who runs a pet sitting service, coordinated a holiday food drive at 30 locations in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach. She put some muscle behind this effort. She collected 700 pounds of pet food. In addition, there were dog beds, dog toys and enough pet treats to happy for a long time. The collections were donated to local shelters. LET IT SNOWThe National Weather Service predicted snow and ice, reacted in kind by issuing warnings, followed by a slew of closures. Beach business owners did what they could to assist their patrons. Beverly Campbell created a Shaker SnowFest, loosely based on a hurricane party format of remaining hydrated prior to a major weather event. Pensacola Beach Elected Mayor Becky Shearman gave a horticulture lesson, Icicles on my Confederate Jasmine plant; thats just not right. And, SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee gling from the railing around the Gulfside Pavilion. He issued updates until the bridges iced over. IN THE BOOTHIf you think you recognize another familiar face at the Bob Sikes Toll Facility, you probably have been in the lane that Richard Butlers overseeing. Hes returned to his post at the islands entrance, nodding and smiling as you roll into Paradise. The TM wins! Everyone had Nauga noggin. Champagne erased the memories of partiespast. These three Beach watering holes share the undeniable distinction of hosting the Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball the Sun Ray Taco Shop, Banana Bobs Queen Danah Gibson recounted the very few royal locations which over twenty years plied Naugas with bubbly, served a breakfast buffet and were brave enough to host the wild Naugas in their pajamas. The Trivia Master wanted all three names. No one produced the goods. So, he sits high and mighty, smarter than the Trivia Oracle, happier than the trivia masses and thumbing his nose at the Knights, who decided to join a Hiber-Nation. Tiger Atkinson and his brother hosts. Seadog was the entertainer and emcee. Amy Depew wore a vest made of naugahyde. It was a party-hardy beach crowd. Fast forward to Banana Bobs. Big enough to handle the growing tribe. Survived the Naugas, but not Opal. The Docks pajamad bartenders, open the bar at 8 a.m. Mere hours after their regular closing time. Cheerful and bracing for the onslaught which will be a bizarre barrage of patrons clad in mismatched loungewear and early morning Bloody Mary guzzlers. The Trivia prize remains on the shelf for another day. The Trivia Master descended into a beer cellar seeking little known facts about the Beachs Mardi Gras. He emerged with sequins stuck to his shoes and a vintage bottle of cheap champagne, which he drank for inspiration. Care to venture a guess at this? Who among the ranks of the Wrecks has served as a ships ofcan answer this will receive an Island Times trivia t-shirt suitable for wearing or sharing. Send your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth. net with trivia in the subject line. Include your name and phone number with your answer. Deadline to respond is February 11. Good Luck! The Krewe of Shakers hosted a wild WigWacker party, January 18 at the Sandshaker Lounge. Wiggin out on stage are (L to R): Don Miller, Amber Bernard, Nicole Stacey, Crystal Perente, Beverly Campbell, Pam and Frank Templeton. Judges picked Pams giant golden hat and locks

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PAGE 5 Island Times February 4, 2014 Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees voted on swaying palm trees, pet-friendly eateries, jet ski races, golf cart travels and multiple funding requests at the January 22 meetings. The Architectural and Environmental Committee unanimously approved a request from ke to add $200,000 worth of palm trees in the right-of-ways along Fort Pickens Road. The Committee requested that SRIA staff Campanella create a planting plan views. The funding comes from the Island Beautification Fund which is comprised of excess Committee also approved a clean up and restoration of the retention no Boardwalk. The retention area is partially on leasehold property and partially on Island Authority Ghios recommendation that the agreed upon. operate Floridaze sailing charters and lessons from his dockage at Committee. Billy Pattersons choppy water. The Tiffanys lease is oftentimes in default granted. In support of his request Chairwoman Tammy Bohannon expertise and solid reputation to the Tiffanys location. goers with the service that they deserve, said Bohannon. He The Committee voted to have the item placed on the Full Board agenda, recommending the lease default is cured. The Administrative Committee holds the purse strings. They was up 17 percent compared to last year. The income revenue for Nomore than the previous year. The Gulf Coast Summerfest center stage with their $100,000 funding request. The SRIA Attor ney is still gathering documents which would secure the SRIAs or refund from adverse weather insurance proceeds should the ent conditions. Cadillac Banks, concert promoter, requested the sicians for the event, and would repay the loan with the first $100,000 collected from ticket sales. Ticketmaster would handle ticket sales. I have not yet seen the Tickthat they can set up a Sweep Account for the SRIA, said SRIA into the SRIA checking account. The Committee voted to have the attorney continue to work on the details of the ticket contract, insurance policies for the Full Board meeting. The Committee unanimously approved a $1000 sponsorship request for the Pensacola Beach Elementary School Casino Night fundraiser. The School is prepar ing to construct additional classrooms this summer. Ray Palmer, Pensacola Sports Association executive directors request was granted for a $10,000 sponsorship of a Hydro Turf Jet Ski National Tour during May. Although Palmer jet-ski athletes to compete on Pensacola Beach, he was seeking the SRIA sponsorship. In addition to the competitors and fans who the event. The Committee unanimously approved the funding. The request from the Pensacola Beach Advocates for Islandstyle event was sent to the Full Board agenda for further discussion. The Advocates, a group comprised of residential and commercial leaseholders, hosts the eco-friendly off season event at the Casino Beach and the amount of the request increas ing to $5,000 in 2014. The flood gates have opened, Campanella, the only fore you and ask for money they that they get. Former PBA President Jim Cox told the committee that Earth area newspapers and Cumulus radio stations and the event committee would like to expand the marketing reach. The increased attention to the educational asfriendly topics. Fred Gant said he attended the event last year. I think this eco tourism. It was a good event, well done and worthwhile. The Committee also moved the request for sponsorship from held in Gulf Breeze. SRIA event sponsorship requires that the event streets. The Administrative Com mittee unanimously approved that that the SRIA would need to work with County staff to identify the to operate the low speed carts, type event to receive input on craft a recommendation to send to the County Commission for consideration. perspective I have mixed emotions. These are low and slow. Hard to see. But, there are some already operating out here and we have the Funny Cars as well. The Committee further discussed issues of minimum operators age, SRIA approval stickers, vest in two carts, if the ordinance is eventually approved. A state statute empowering local governments to allow eater ies to designate pet-friendly outdoor dining area was addressed tee. The Beachs Commissioner matter. The motion to craft a mittee. If passed, the ordinance would allow restaurant owners does not compel them to do so. At the meetings conclu announced that it was his last meeting. Gant has served for four and one half years as an apCommissioner. I have enjoyed my time on said Gant. It was my honor to serve with such an august group. visit from time to time. The Full Board will meet Committee Agendas Range From Landscaping To Lunching With Dogs Kids and Kritters Parad eFeb. 22 2 p.m.Casino Beach parking lot near Sidelines

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PAGE 6 Island Times February 4, 2014 by Kathi Lewis 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Pensacola 432-4999Call for directions from the Beach Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.net www.pensacolagulfbreezehomes.comindependently owned and operatedIsland Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy beacheswww.myislandtimes.com 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 Advantage 45 A Via de Luna 934-4848 Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7:30 am to 3 pm Homemade SoupHot fresh soups daily Gumbo Red Beans Shrimp ChowderCongratulations to the newest Nauga Queen Allison Sanchez. The 20th Nauga Native that it wasnt until I looked at the Priestess status to arrive at the a Noontime Ball) so there was no line and I walked right on in. did not exist until I had the bright idea to wear a feathered arm band head so the armband didnt feel the slightest bit tight when I left home. That changed somewhere around the late afternext morning, headache but a lar bruise from the medallion attached to the armband. It was right in the forehead. I went to see Nauga Queens I and II, Danah and Gwen Gibson to inform them I was rewondering where I was and if Even though Ive never been an own Krewe of Nereids Queens Brunch. I did manage to get to it does make for a grander entrance!) Along with that, starting the cocktail hour before I am northe Beach Babe Contest this of Brewe at the Sandshaker imBabe of the Krewe of Brewe. In Brewe took into consideration that Ella is a member of the Krewe of Nereids, so riding their Parade Float would be another contestant. Since we have in the Sunshine State, Bill and I have been sharing some fun with the grandchildren, so excited at the snow our decks and cars. She had her earmuffs and she could go outside. She also with nightmares, so I gave her a then Nauga Queen Christine that since it came from a reigning believed and it worked. But shes lost the original, which she calls worked much better than her new of snow. And even though snow around here. ing the basics, for me that means chicken and beef broth or bouiland it tastes hot and delicious. So, lets cook. I like to start with bacon bebacon cant go wrong. Cook until start the throwing I add chicken gies that require longer cooking boil and cook until done or almost might add (I use canned chicken a lot). for a bit of creaminess. You can adding veggies and beef, chicken texture is reached. You can use canned ingredients, fresh, frozen or whatevers available to create can be a lifesaver and its amazBooger Queen Shugah Melaseason. She cannot drain her energies with winter storms. High Priestess Kathi in her 2014 Nauga costume.

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Island Times PAGE 7 February 4, 2014 850-934-LILO (5456) lillostuscangrille.com 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 Private Parties Largest Available Gulf Front Lot with 135 on the water. Quiet cul de sac location. Build your dream home or vacation getaway. MLS#443014 $595,000 850-293-9321 Nan HarperOwner/Associate I 850-916-7888 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: How can I reach my vendors technical support on the Internet? vendors support phone number on the Internet can be very tricky. The phone numbers that show up those that belong to scam artists. Their Internet listings that show up are customized to match the name of the computer vendor that When one of those numbers is dialed, the scam artist concomputer vendor (even though you have not) and then tells you that you need to let them connect to your computer through the Internet. Their objective is to show you that your computer is in terrible condition and at risk of crashing, so that they can offer to repair it. Their repair costs are usually in the $200 to $300 range. But, they arent really A sure sign that you are dealing with a scam artist is this no matter what problem you were calling about, they will always show you that your computer is full of viruses and is about to crash. Their intent is to make you so worried about your computer that you will pay they have your phone number, so if you have chosen not to pay what they asked, you may get another phone call from them, offering to do the work for less money. Sometimes they will call for several days. In some cases, they have put passwords on your computer so that you cannot get back into it if you dont pay them. Be safe and only contact the computer equipment vendor by going directly to their website. Look in the Contact Us section addresses. Some of the vendors will offer real-time chat sessions to help you resolve problems. For questions, contact Joe Stukey at joe@ycpals.com or 850-206-3156. The Pensacola Beach Chamber board members approved a 21 board meeting. Beverly Campbell will serve her second year as chairman with Nan Harper as vice-chairman. Ron Wilson is the treasurer and Diane Tyson is the board secretary. Board members include Nathan Holler, Chase Cole, Shelley Johnson, Ryan Christopher and Jason Nicholson. The Board approved the calendar of monthly board and membership meetings. Additionally, the Chamber will host Business After Hours from March through September. Paradise Bar will kick off the networking meetings Tuesday, March 25 at 5:30 p.m. The Sandshaker hosts a Pensacola-Pensacola BeachAfter Hours Tuesday, April 17. Shaggys is set for May 27, Crabs June 24, Hemingways August 26. Bamboo Willies hosts Beach combined Chamber event September 25. Business After Hours begin at 5:30 p.m. and are passes are available by contacting Chamber President Nicole Stacey at 850-932-1500. The Board appointed a ByLaws Committee to review the documents and prepare recommendations for updates. Jason Nicholson, Ron Wilson and Ryan Christopher are the committee members. January events included the Polar Bear Plunge on January 1 which had a record number of paid participants. The Beach Chamber are co-hosts of the Legislative Luncheon on February 26. Board members are accepting proposals from pyrotechnic comon New Years Eve were very well received, said Chairman Beverly Campbell. There were so many people trying to get on the beach for the early show, it cold as it was, revelers enjoyed both shows. The Board voted to have President Nicole Stacey represent the group at the Florida Tourism Day, March 12 in Tallahassee. There are currently 160 Chamber members and each will be receiving a 2014 members window decal with the Chambers newly designed logo. Its always nice to see the Chamber decal on our partner businesses, said Stacey. It makes a positive impression on visitors and locals. Stacey, along with Santa Rosa Island Authority Director of Administration Robbie Schrock, were recognized as Rising Stars in the Independent News. The Pensacola publication honors the areas young professionals. Candidates, who have been nominated, go through an interview process. The SRIA purchased an ad congratulating them. ship meeting is Tuesday, February 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the Pensacola Beach RV Resort. The meeting is open to Chamber members and prospective members. For more information contact Stacey at penbeach@visitpensacolabeach.com.Beach Chamber Board Approves Of cers

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PAGE 8 Island Times February 4, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... When I was stationed at MCAS Cherry Point, NC, my neighbor and dear friend, Susan always used the phrase for the love of Pete. Her daughter, Izzy, who was quite the high-spirited five-year-old at the time, was constantly invoking that phrase from her mom's mouth. For the love of Pete, Izzy, clean up your room. Their family dog, a wild and crazy purebred Boxer named Sugar, sometimes sat, heeled or came, but only when the command was preceded with for the love of Pete. So during last week's ice storm on Pensacola Beach, I found myself muttering that phrase every time my dog, Pete, wanted to go outside and play in the freezing water droplets. With each opening of the back door, his doggie dog had to be closed because of the north winds, I would say, For the love of Pete, Pete hurry up and get back inside. And then I would laugh hysterically as if I made some kind of joke worthy of a late night comedian. I blamed both my and Pete's bizarre behavior on the frigid temperatures and the idea that an iced over bridge made it impossible to leave the island. I think we were starting to feel hemmed in. Then I had to ask myself, what does for the love of Pete really mean? Turns out it's a euphemism for the love of God dating back more than 100 years ago, a time when a phrase like that would have been considered blasphemous, according to Christine Ammer, author of The American Heritage of Dictionary Idioms. It can be used as a declaration of surprise or exasperation. Well it's a new day. The sun is shining and the thermometer is showing a bit more red. Pete and I have completed our long morning walk -a time when my mind wanders and his mind wonders. Our various routes are all so familiar and comfortable to me that I can zone out and still with exciting new smells and adventure for him. During our four-mile jaunt, I found myself love of Pete. Again it brought out the giggles because all I could think of is what we (The Colonel, The Kid, and I) do for the love of Pete, as in our dog. We rescued Pete from the Santa Rosa County Animal Shelter in Milton just eight months home, he wouldn't come in the house even with temperatures in the high 90s. He couldn't navigate stairs, nor did he bark. He was afraid of every little noise and just really wanted to be left alone. We weren't sure he would ever want to be part of our family. It's amazing how far he has come. Pete still loves the outside as long as he has access to a temperature controlled environment through his doggie door. Stairs, even ones covered in ice, are easily navigated. He has found his voice and uses it to warn us when other dogs are approaching or if there is a cat perched on the fence. He is still afraid of every little noise, except the pouring of kibble in his food bowl. His idea of family time is sitting on point during meals, riding in the car, going on long walks, and sleeping at the far corner of the bed. He has come a very long way in a short amount of time. Now that we are Pete's furever home, I can honestly say my life has become for the love of surprise, and quite simply, more love than I thought humanly possible. As Valentine's Day approaches, unless you are involved with a Pete, I ask what is it you could do for the love of Pete? There are so many animals in both the Escambia and Santa Rosa County Shelters that need a furever home. I don't recommend substituting a dozen doggies for a dozen roses, but nothing says love like a cold nose nuzzling your ear way too early in the morning. Or a litter of kittens in place of that sumptuous dinner out. Again, there is nothing more loving than having your cat "shine your shoes" for that tiny bite of grilled Of course, a simple donation of a chew toy or kibble would work, too. Just remember for the love of Pete, today, tomorrow, always. Until next time... Scott Dachel and Hope McLain were wed in a beachside ceremony Sunday, January 19 on Santa Rosa Island. The couple, who traveled from Jackson, Wisconsin, were guests at the Holiday Inn Express. They vowed to always love each other and to return to Pensacola Beach each year.

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PAGE 9 Island Times February 4, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online www.MyIslandTimes.com Gulf front home on a quiet Cul-de-sac. Lush landscaping with beautiful gardens. All rooms have gulf views. Fabulous decks. $850,000. MLS # 456741 Nauga Queen XX Allison Sanchez, right, receives her tiara from retiring Nauga Queen Becky Elbert Collins during the coronation ceremony at the Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball, January 25 at The Dock. Nine hundred Naugas attended. Proceeds from the raffles and contests will be donated to the Pensacola Humane Society at the Kids and Kritters Parade, February 22 at 2 p.m. in the Casino Beach parking lot.

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PAGE 10 Island Times February 4, 2014 February 4, 2014 Island Times PAGE 11 Good TimesThe 2014 Friday, Feb. 7Moon Pie Party, 7 p.m. til, Sandshaker Lounge, 733 Pensacola Beach Blvd, north of the Beach Ball Water Tower. Open to the Public at no charge. The all female Krewe of Nereids will be decked out in their top hats and tuxedo tails adorned with glittering sequins and rhinestone pins. Participants are encouraged to wear Mardi Gras colors and Not that there is a dress code for this informal event, but Moon Pies that come sailing into the crowd at regular intervals. The band plays on and the dancing never ends. All are welcome, a beach Mardi Gras tradition. Additional information Elaine Mitchell, Krewe cochairman at 850-932-1080 or Sharon Mattair, Krewe co-chairman 850-292-6586Saturday, Feb. 8 Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, 8 p.m. til, at The Dock. Tickets are $40 at the door. Gentlemen are required to wear coats or krewe attire. Dance to Class X. Heavy hors doeuvres. This is a return of the original Black Tie Ball... a night to remember.Sunday, Feb. 9Krewe of Moonlight Madness Unlimited Champagne Breakfast, 10:30 a.m. Get your tickets early for this event hosted by the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Its open to every fun person on Earth! Chef Jason Knol and assistants present: Custom Omelettes,Eggs anyway, Egg Casserole, Grits, Fruit, Danish, Veggies, fresh Pancakes, Ham, Bacon.$15 per person. Available at PBYC or call Corrie 850-712-8756 for reservations Saturday, Feb. 22Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 p.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot, across from Sidelines. Dogs and kids walking procession. Come catch some beads. Or join the parade. www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com. Krewe of Wrecks Grand Ball, 8 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. Open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person. Hosted by the Krewe of Wrecks. Its formal to herald Pensacola Beachs original krewe at their Grand Ball. The Krewe of Wrecks break all the rules for formal galas and set all the standards for fun. Rub elbows with Beach royalty. Additional Info: Melanie Waite at melanie@ waite.ccSunday, Feb. 23DeLuna Fest, 2-8 p.m. Hosted by Via de Luna Shopping Center Businesses: Paddy OLearys, The Islander, The Break and Dog House Deli, along with Paradise Bar and Grill. Free Red Beans and Rice at each location. Beads, king cake, and Mardi Gras madness. Live Music. Drinks Specials. Monday, Feb. 24Queens Dinner, 7 p.m. at Flounders. Open to ladies, $30 per ticket. Limited number of tickets available. Queens are honored at this lavish dinner. All Queens in attendance are recognized. Dinner is served. Chamquired. Rhinstones, sequins, all forms of fun and fanciful clothes are recommended. melanie@waite.cc for ticket information. Kings Supper, 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Open to men, $30 per ticket. Limited number of tickets available. all previous and current rulers of the Pensacola Beach krewes. The after dinner entertainment includes traveling across the street to Flounders to see the one hundred dazzling women at the Queens Dinner. melanie@waite.cc for ticket info.Saturday, March 1Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast, 10 a.m. at Crabs on the Beach. Open to the public, Ticket $30. The excitement bubbles over as the Krewe of Wrecks board prepares to announce the new royal court. Toasting and toast. Corks pop. Generous breakfast is served. Pomp and circumstance as only the Wrecks can do. The names of the royal court are revealed. A glittering tiara, bejeweled captains hat are bestowed in a wild ceremony. Attendees tie napkins together in Krewe of Wrecks song is performed. A decades old tradition. melanie@waite.cc Mini Mardi Gras Events for Petite Paraders and Pooches Krewe of KidsThe Krewe of Kids is celebrating 22 years of Mardi Gras merriment. This is younger. Pre-schoolers must have an adult partner. The Kids have a few traditions that stick like glue creating their custom hand print banner by putting their entire hand in wet paint; eating doughnuts and cokes at a big time fun breakfast party where they draw names to choose a King and Queen; creation of a secret handshake for the year. Dues: $10 Royal Doughnut Breakfast: Saturday, February 8 at 8 a.m. at the Beach Community Church. Must be a Krewe of Kids member to attend. Call Krewe Captain for late registation. Royalty will be crowned, games, doughnuts for breakfast. Parade in the Kids and Kritters Parade: Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Contact: Captain of Kids Diana Harvey, 850-207-6425Kids and Kritters ParadeSaturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. Northeast corner of Casino Beach parking lot, across from Sidelines. Registration opens at 1 p.m. Marching procession. All kids are welcome, Dogs are $5 each. Theme is Out of this World. All are welcome to join the youngest Mardi Gras revelers as they parade in their best Mardi Gras get-ups. Leading the parade will be the Krewe of Kids royal court, followed by their members. The Krewe of Kids is comprised of elementary school children. Decorate your stroller or wagon and join the parade; or parade on foot. (No wagons and strollers. Prize for best costumed pets. Bring your well behaved pet, costumed, on a short leash or carrier to join the kids. Spectators are welcome to catch beads and trinkets as the Kids and Kritters march around the parking lot. Treats available for Kids and Kritters. Flier and parade application available at www.pensacolabeachmardigras.com for ticket info. Mardi Gras Street Dance, noon until the dancing stops, at Sabine Sandbar. This event is open to the gratulate the newly crowned Krewe of Wrecks Royalty! The Wrecks Royal Court has been known to lead a procession into the street for a brief, unauthorized dance, pending patient drivers and agreeable weather.Sunday, Mar. 2Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade 2 p..m. Via de Luna and Avenida 10, west to the Gulfside Pavilion. No charge to view. Come early. www.PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com for more details. Monday, Mar. 3Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, 11 a.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot, Open to the Public at no charge. The Bean Team at the Elks Lodge spends days planning and preparing the traditional New Orleans style Monday fare. The spicy red beans and rice are ladled into bowls by the volunteers from the Pensacola Beach Womans Club. Thousands come for the free meal Dining tables are lined up in the parking lot. Workers on their lunch hour dance with costumed krewe members under the tent. Drinks are available for sale. Tip jars collect cash to donate to local charities. Additional Info: Melanie Waite at melanie@waite.cc Fat Tuesday, March 4Krewe of Coma Royal Coronation and Lighted Hat Procession, 6 p.m. at the Sandshaker Lounge, No charge, open to all. The grand finale of Mardi Gras on the Island is the crowning of the King and Queen of Coma. This evening event requires participants to bring, wear, or otherwise possess lighted and glowing adornments. Anything goes as long as it glows. Clever and creative types can enter the free Lighted Hat Contest to win fame but not much fortune. Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. No charge, open to all. The competition starts days in advance as artists and begin carefully crafting mini floats out of empty shoe boxes. Need more instruction on how to construct a winning penscolabeachmardigras.com. There is no entry fee. Open to all ages. Floats may be delivered to the Paradise Bar and Grill up to the time judging begins. Prizes include t-shirts, bar tabs and a grand prize overnight stay in ready to roll to the Shoe Box Float Contest. PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com NEW CROWNS~ all hail 12th Night Queen Gena Glover Krewe of Nereids King Bob Dority Queen Marilyn LeNormand Krewe of Bananimals King Marty Lebrowski Queen Stacey Wright , Krewe of Nauga Queen Allison Sanchez Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe Kathy VidelLinda Terry, left, traveled from Birmingham to attend the Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball with Mary Jo Tibbits, January 25 at the Dock. Their roaring 20s costumes were a big hit.

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Island Times PAGE 13 February 4, 2014 www.myislandtimes.com ......the beachs news worldwideA bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach located in the Via de Luna Shopping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink Cypress Room and Sundeck. Live music. Just steps away from The Break., our sister establishment. Open everyday for fun. 850-932-9011.Fresh seafood served overlooking Little Sabine Bay. through the open air dining room and side bar. Laid back, funky, family friendly. Arrive by boat or car, bike or on foot. Open everyday at 11 a.m. in the big red building on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. www.shaggys.biz 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. PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com. 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, popground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont forget to try one of our signature drinks like The Crab Trap which come with a souvenir glass to keep! Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 www.crabswegotem.com 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! complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild Artist Series. Featured on NBCs Today Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Florida Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member. Open every day at 11, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com After Sundown...................................................................................................... big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. 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. 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 dies Nite, Thursday half price T-Shirt Nite. Live Entertainment Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com 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 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 A beach experience under the giant thatched roof. Open air bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane 190. Live music on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. terfront on Santa Rosa Sound. Located at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW 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: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM

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PAGE 14 Island Times February 4, 2014 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. Calendar Seeking Employment Paradise. No entry fee. 6: Snowbird Martini Event, 4-6pm Crabs on the Beach 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 13: PB Womans Club Fashion Show. 11 a.m. Our Lady. 15: Strongman Contest at Bamboo Willies. www.bamboowillies.com 16: Go Irish on the Island Scavenger Hunt. www.pensacolabeachchamber. com 17: St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. www. PensacolaBeachChamber.com 17: Green Bikini Contest, Bamboo Willies. 5 p.m. 25: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Pensacola Beach RV Resort 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.comAPRIL1: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 4: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay. Ends at the Beach VIC. Thru April 5. 8: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 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 gulfbluevacations.com Real Estate For Rent 101 Cypress Pt. E, Pensacola, $349,900. 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 $26,900. Gulf Breeze .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 Waterview Lot. 320 Deer Point Drive, Gulf Breeze. Exclusive Gated Neighborhood. $125,000. Contact Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850-377-3145. 5636 East Bay Blvd. Waterfront 3/2.5. $475,000 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 FEBRUARY7: Krewe of Nereids Moonpie Party, 7 pm, Sandshaker. Open to public. 8: Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, The Dock. 7 pm 9: Krewe of Moonlight Madness Champagne Breakfast. 10:30. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Open to public. Ticket required. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 15: Fee Free at Ft. Pickens.Thru Feb 17. 15: Valentine Regatta, PB Yacht Club 20: Snowbird Trolley Tour, 10 a.m. Casino Beach 20: Snowbird Dessert Party, 1-3pm, Resort Quest 22: Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 p.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot 23: DeLuna Fest Mardi Gras celebration at Via de Luna Shopping Ctr. 2-8 pm 25: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, 8:30 am, Pensacola Beach RV Resort. 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.comMARCH 1: Mardi Gras Street Dance, 1 pm Sabine Sandbar. Open to public. 2: Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade, 2 p.m. Via de Luna to Gulfside Pavilion. 3: Free Red Beans and Rice Luncheon. Casino Beach parking lot. 11 a.m. Hosted by the Krewe of Wrecks. All are welcome. 4: Fat Tuesday. Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker. 6 p.m. 4: Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Beach Mardi Gras Its all here PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com 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! Pensacola Humane Society has adoptable dog, cats and kittens. They are accepting cash and supply donations. www.pensacolahumane.org Pets 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. elderly lady in home. Light housekeeping, laundry, shopping. 850207-2714. Gulf Breeze area. Also, child care. NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ Caution: Reading Island Times can result in spontaneous moments of unbridled joy Send $32 to get yours by mail Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Island Times

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Island Times PAGE 15 February 4, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopes www.bankofthesouth.com 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time.850-932-1417500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key SailingFebruary Specials Served on Monday Red Beans & Rice . ..........$250 Johnnys Cajun Gumbo...$250~ available daily Purple GreenGold Jello Shots $1 Family Friendly Inside & Open Air Waterfront Dining Area ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Doing something nice for others is typical of the gener ous Arian. But be prepared for some jealous types who might try to question one of your more recent acts of kindness. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You're eager to take on new responsibilities. But before you do, you might want to check out exactly what would be required of you so that you don't face any "surprises" later. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) It might be best to put off an important decision until a fluctuating situation becomes more stable. Recently received news could help resolve a longstanding family matter. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) If you still have a problem getting that information gap closed, you might consider asking a higher authority to resolve the matter, leaving you free to move on to another project. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A family matter needs to be dealt with at the start of the week. Once it's resolved, the Big Cat can devote more attention to that new opportunity that seems to hold so much potential. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pay attention to those niggling doubts. They could be warning you not to make any major decisions until you've checked them out -especially where money matters might be involved. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A business venture might need more of your attention than you are able to provide. Consider asking a trusted friend or family member to help you work through this time crunch. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more-positive aspect helps you get a clearer focus on how to handle your time so that you can deal with several responsibilities that are just now showing up on your schedule. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A very close friend (you know who that is!) has advice that could help you work through a confusing situa tion. So put your pride aside and ask for it. You'll be glad you did. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace situation could turn a bit tense. The best way to handle it is to confront it and deal with it openly. Doing so can help reveal the underlying reasons for the problem. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A colleague's remarks appear to be especially cutting. But don't waste your time or your energy trying to deal with the situation. You have more important things to do. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Support for your work comes as a surprise from someone you thought was critical or, at least, indifferent. Your spouse or partner has big plans for the weekend. BORN THIS WEEK: Your spiritual strength often acts as an inspiration to help others make decisions about their lives. FIT BEACHBy Geoff Kalmbach Did you go a little too crazy during all the Super Bowl parties and buffets? Maybe you are feel ing a bit guilty about going back for seconds and thirds of wings, dips, chips? If you're thinking that you can just starve yourself for a week to offset those extra beers and nachos, think again. The above scenario is how the average American diets. Eats good for a couple days, then goes crazy for a couple more, followed up by a week of eating like a hamster. Unfortunately this is the conventional diet method that never works and is faulty in design. Conventional diets are based on weight loss instead of fat loss. You restrict yourself to a very low calorie diet or liquid diet and think you are reaching your goals. But, because the diet is not designed to lose fat, you are mainly losing water and muscle weight. Consequently, upon resuming normal eating habits, you gain the weight back. Its called yo-yo dieting and it is very unhealthy and not to mention, annoying; as most yoyoers will tell you. Don't worry though, you are not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, almost 98 percent of all dieters gain their original weight back, plus more. For most people, the only thing worse then a bad hair day you need to do is get rid of your scale (we actually confiscate our clients scales). In almost all conventional diet programs, the majority of weight lost is mainly muscle. Therefore, you only become a smaller version of your self a skinnier fat person. Your body fat hardly changes, but your bathroom scale tells you that you are succeeding, so you have no idea of the damage you're doing. So why does a diet make you store fat? It goes back thousands of years. Early man ate anything and everything he could. He instinctively did so because it might be weeks before he found another meal. To survive, his body stored as much fat as possible to be burned as fuel later. We have not evolved from this state. We still are efwhat they were designed to do... not lose, but store fat. After repeated cycles of starving yourself through dieting the body tends to stay in a semistarvation mode. It continually retain a certain level of fat. This phenomenon is regulated by the hypothalamus gland, located in the brain. Within the gland is an internal agent known as the weight regulating mechanism commonly referred to as the fat thermostat. Your fat thermostat controls the conservation and expenditure of energy. As you age, the battle to Your fat thermostat slowly climbs due to inactivity, overly processed foods and skipped meals, kind of a perfect storm for fat gaining. To make this struggle worse, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that people who lose weight too rapidly start over-producing an enzyme known as Lipoprotein Lipase. This enzyme helps the body to store fat. It's pretty discouraging to know these diets designed to reduce weight, actually do a better job of making you gain it instead. In order to lose fat per manently, your fat thermostat must be lowered. Youll need to convince your body to burn fat instead of muscle and the best way to accomplish this is by making the decision to exercise and eat right consistently. Don't be a victim of conventional dieting and weight loss. Be a success with supportive nutrition and fat loss. Geoff Kalmbach is the owner of Functional Fitness Training, an in-home personal training company. Call him at 866-900FITT for more on this topic. The Florida Trail Association Western Gate Chapter invites the public to a Friday Dinner Hike, February 7 from 6 to 8.30 p.m. beginning at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Every first Friday of the month, we have a dinner hike which consists of an urban walk of about an hour or 2-3 miles, said Publicity Chair Kean Engie. Afterwards we all go to dinner at a local restaurant. If you have questions, contact Peggy Grantham at 850-9829490 or sign up the Florida Trail Association meetup site http:// www.meetup.com/ftawesterngate Run For The World 5K will be Saturday, February 15, 8 a.m. at the Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church on Fairpoint mission efforts. Registration through February 9 is $22 and late registration is $27. Register at getmeregistered.com. For more details, contact Tina Schmitz at beachbum.schmitz@gmail.com. Charity Run Set

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PAGE 18 Island Times February 4, 2014 Open everyday at 9 850-934-3141 www.SabineSandbar.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Happy Hour Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 9am-3pm Tuesday, Feb 4: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb 5: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb 6: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Feb 7: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Feb 8: Dennis Gossman & Tomato, 7 pm Sunday, Feb 9: Southern Breeze, 3 pm Tuesday, Feb 11: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb 12: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb 13: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Feb 14: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Feb 15: Dennis Gossman & Mike Sarra, 7 pm Sunday, Feb 16: High Horse Band, 3-7 pm Mondays Guest Bartender 6 to 7 pm Tips donated to the Beach SchoolCall Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Trivia Darts paddyolearysirishpub.comHappy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Mardi Gras Feb 23: DeLuna Fest, 2 PM March 2: Parade, 2 PM St. Paddys Week of Events March 10March 17....lets sham-rock! Danger In The WaterBeing involved in organizing and directing a triathlon (like the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon in October on Pensacola Beach) is a wonderful, enriching and enjoyable experience..when its over. I am concerned about safety well before the event, but during the week of the race, that concern ramps up to an intense level of worry. On race day I get up by at least 3 a.m. and Im anxious until the last competitor has crossed the Finish Line, the equipment has all been carefully retrieved and stored and the awards celebration is over. My main focus in organizing races is to ensure that no one gets hurt. Yes, its great that there is an amazing venue, there are well-trained athletes, there is great competition, there is intense satisfaction for the participants and everyone has an awesome time. But, I want all involved athletes, officials, volunteers, vendors, staff and spectators, to be 100 percent safe and walk away uninjured. Why am I anxious? Why am I worried? Because people get hurt in participation sports and people die, as well. Im not trying to scare anyone off, but the statistics are sobering. From 2007 through 2013, 52 people died in organized triathlon competitions. Thats more than in marathons during the same time period in this country and considerably less than the mortality rate from automobile accidents. One of those perished running, 7 passed away on the bicycle leg and 44 died either in the water or immediately upon leaving it. Let me repeat those numbers: in a 7-year period, 44 people passed away on the swim leg of a triathlon in the United States. Our governing body, USA Triathlon, has been studying this issue for several years and has concluded that these incidences are, more or less, normal occurrences. People put themselves into athletic situations and sometimes their bodies cannot handle the exertion or the stress. The majority of these deaths are thought, or concluded, to be due to cardiovascular incidents. A person has an underlying condition, the thought process goes, and exertion triggers an extreme reaction that results in a fatality. In our race (and in most races I think), extraordinary measures are taken to ensure the safety of the participants. We deploy rescue swimmers, kayakers, surfers, lifeguards, a jetski manned by the Pensacola Beach Fire Department, two EMT crews, two ambulances, standup paddleboarders and spotters standing on the beach looking for athletes in distress. We hold two meetings the day before the race where we review the course and carefully go over how to prepare to enter the water, how to maneuver in the water and how to exit it safely. We discuss that again at the waters edge before the race begins on the morning of the event. We are so careful because the emails from people who want to run a triathlon frighten me. The emails (and phone calls) ners who want to do their race of a lifetime or check something off their bucket list by running a multi-sport race. They usually write something like I know I can ride a bike and Im running some, so I just have to make it through the swim. There lies a big problem. People enter these races and get out in open water with hundreds of others and they cant swim. I usually tell them that I dont want them to make it through the swim. I usually tell them, nicely, if you cant swim 800 yards non-stop in a pool, I dont want you in our race. I encourage them to get a lesson or two, swim with a group and practice, practice, practice. Some of them assure me they are preparing properly, but I just dont know if that is true. As a Race Director I have experienced at least one serious accident (on the bike) among our triathletes and been to the emergency room several times with less severe incidents. Those cases were very tough to handle. As a volunteer, I was involved in a triathlon in which a 40-yearold woman went out on the run, collapsed and died. That turned a wonderful event into a horrible experience for all involved. It haunts me still. Im going to do everything I can to provide a safe environment for our athletes because I know theres danger out there, especially in the water. Prediction Run Rewards Accurate Guessers The thirty-seventh annual McGuires Prediction Run is set for Saturday, March 8 at 9 a.m. at McGuires Irish Pub on Gregory Street. Free food, Irish Wakes, music and an outrageous party are included in the $30 fee. Register online at https://runsignup.com/ mcguires5k. BIRDS OF A FEATHERFrancis M. Weston Audubon Society Birdwalk and Great Backyard Bird Count is set for Sunday, February 16, 13 p.m.. The event takes place at the home of long-time birders, Ann and Dan Forester, 447 Creary Street. Open at no charge to all ages and skill levels. This is a great opportunity to introduce well-behaved children to birding. See http://www. birdsource.org/gbbc/whycount. html for more information. For more details, call Brenda Callaway 850-968-4516.MARGIES BACKBeach School Board members approved the request to hire a teaching assistant for the Jeff Castleberry announced that Margie Pitts would be returning to the Beach School to serve in that capacity. Pitts, the former absence last year. She will serve as an assistant teacher to Tara Turk and Erin Olson. SNOW DAYSPensacola Beach Elementary School and the Gulf Breeze Schools usually follow identical calendars. The following days March 14 Planning Day and March 17 21 Spring Break called for school to be closed. The spring break holiday may change due to Snow Days.ESSAY WINNERSCongratulations to Gulf Breeze High School students Meriah Valk and Dandre Frasier ond place, respectively, in the Voice of Democracy Audio Essay Contest. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars premier scholarship program. Students were given a certificate and a cash award. This years theme was Why Im Optimistic About our Nations Future.

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