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Volume IX, Number 22 Pensacola Beach, Florida February 18, 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 The Mardi Gras spirit soars, skips and gallops onto Pensacola Beach. Everyone gets a chance to party at the Kids and Kritters Parade, Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m. in the Casino Beach parking lot, near Sidelines. Krewe of Kids Queen XXII Jocelyn Reeves, front, and Buddy the Great Dane, Breeze High School in a national cheerleading contest. Buddy was adopted last week by Karen and Steve Hendrix of Pensacola Beach. He is licking Feathers and Fur Young Revelers, Parading Pooches Catch Mardi Gras Spirit at Kids And Kritters Parade

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PAGE 2 Island Times February 18, 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 Casino Beach Parking Lot= Start/Finish Island Times Pooches and Youngsters Blast Off Into Mardi Gras GalaxyGood Times Roll At Krewe Of Wrecks Parade Weekend roll: Turn to The Good Times Special Section Pages 10-11Mardi Gras Event Details thru Fat Tuesday, March 4 Krewe of Wrecks Parade Route Newly Crowned Royalty and Photos Good Times

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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 18, 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 The Islander Newspaper February 7, 1986 This issue of The Islander is dedicated to the memory of the eight Krewe of Wrecks members who have lost their lives during the years since the organizacelebrate this years Mardi Gras in honor of these fun loving on the days of their memberthat is the way they would have Take Nasty Billy Carrol for year of the Krewe of Wrecks infamous history, Nasty Billy threw his heart and soul into the production that was to become were talking one day in the be a meager and raggle taggle Joes, and conned ten friends into permanently painting their He collected fifty bucks from them, and proudly turned in his were trucks and cars and jeeps and old busses, painted every color of the rainbow, cruising the beach streets a testimonial to Billys enthusiasm for the Krewe Then, there was that fine wife Trudy were responsible for the only Wrecks doubloons that the designer, made the initial deposit to purchase the popular souvenirs, and took care of the entire operation from beginning of old wheels, some lumber and chicken wire, got free material from Monsanto and created each year our very own Krewe of two gigantic projects with gusto Mardi Gras celebration in a wheel chair, and when Ray died, two Mardi Gras traditions died with him more than to see all those crazy Wrecks setting up huge pots and the smoker at The Tiki for the Red Beans and Rice Lunsible way, in every detail, large or small, whenever the Wrecks Gras celebration right up to the Everybody has to remember Helyne Bradshaws remarkable imitation of Papa Joe at one Each year she came up and said, matter what task we gave her, she completed it and made us think she had a wonderful time in the wonderful time working for the Bill Motley didnt come he cared about were all there in the historic old loungeexcept liked it well enough to forsake his bar stool to join the crowds in the parade or wander into a party Wreck, but the mere fact that he joined in the festivities was big Ken Wysong, a sturdy Elk, drifted back to Pensacola Beach one year about the time of the help prepare food for a Wrecks meeting, and when he found out that the organization was notorious for full blast partying, he immediately wrote a check for that the popping of corks at the Champagne Breakfast was the most beautiful music of the day now, but they too, bring back good memories of how well the talented members of the media on the Mainland blended their gregarious personalities with They were a credit to their professions and to the Krewe of Lets honor these Wrecks Gras your best partyin shotin Pensacola Beach leaseholders received a letter containing an apology and instrucvis and Menge dated January ent who is party to the litigation contesting the taxes being levied on leasehold property quires that the tax lawsuit be ing contests that years taxes, preserves the claims of prior years and prohibits the Tax Collector from enforcing payment of all taxes while the litiing before the State Supreme The case was filed on case was not filed on time, there is no challenge to the The letter urges leaseholders to The leaseholders who pay structed to have the payment taxes will remain party to the While the State Supreme Court has no time deadline by which to rule, the letter outleaseholders, then all unpaid taxes plus interest will be missed deadline does not affect in favor of the leaseholders, then taxes would not be due be due to those who paid their prior years lawsuits could be stance, the leaseholder would lose his ability to receive a refund of previously paid taxes should the court rule in favor County Tax Collector Janet Holley, the Beachs total tax The case, which missed the filing deadline, represents about Deadline Missed, Leaseholders Urged To Pay Tax Bill850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home

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PAGE 4 Island Times February 18, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE 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 Be Here!BOOK NOW FOR MARDI GRAS March 2 Parade DayWe are directly on the parade route. Reservations 850-932-2319 Cedric Burnside....February 19 at 6 PM John Hart Unplugged....Feb 22 at 6 PM Hushpuppies....February 28 at 6 PM 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 Tips for Lucy.... March 1 at 6 PM & March 2 at 3 PM SPEND PARADE DAY AT PARADISE! WE ARE ON THE PARADE ROUTE Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound FAT tuesdayJoe Moss... March 4 at 6 PM Shoe Box Float Contest. Great Prizes. Free to Enter 8 PM Nasty John Thomas outwitted the Master and was quicker than the masses. He correctly emailed the answer Jeff Goudey as the subject of the Trivia inquiry. Jeff holds the Mardi Gras distinction of serving on the Krewe of Wrecks Board after having been on the royal court twice. He was the Wrecks Captain in 1994 and a Ships Oftoo. He was a Wrecks Ships the Krewe of Nereids in 2013. Coming in as runners-up were Jayne Redmond and Dan McGrath. They knew their carnival characters. Trivia Tim Pike tipped his hat to Morrie Drees as did Jim Knell. Morrie was a board memit was Tommy Grice. Tommy served as the Captain in 2010 with Paulette Provost as his First Mate. The Saints won the Super Good to have our beach bound mariner Offshore Chuck Brower back in the trivia mix. His guess was Bill Meilner. Captain Bill Meilner steered the Wrecks years. He was never busted down to Ships Officer but recorded the antics of the Wrecks with his trusty Nikon camera until he passed away a few years ago. Harken back to the days of the Sandspur Republic to answer this one. This weeks trivia question comes from Pascagoula Pete. Sand Cottages were originally son to email a correct answer to will win a trivia t-shirt. Include your name and phone number Pascagoula Pete will get the shirt if he outsmarts you. Deadline to son is the driver. Candy Segar is throwing beads from the passenger seat. HEY BARTENDERLocal celebrities and good sports are slinging drinks on Mondays at Sabine Sandbar. They donate their tips to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School. A to the school last week. Robert Lektric Mullet band members and David Glencoe tended the Greatest Saints Fan Tommy Grice and Becky Gardner mixed it up in January. Tena Wright and Marilyn and Tracey McDonald all had a turn behind the bar. The Sidewalk Social Director Gena Raymon and Russ Dieterich from High Horse Band are scheduled to pour some stiff drinks in February. Dianne and Gardner have volunteered for March Mondays. Cheers. DEPUTY MAYOR NEEDEDPensacola Beach had to temporarily close its City Hall due to an unwelcome virus which was bugging the revered Mayor Bob Merriman. His constituents voiced concerns about the empty ing resumes from bikini-clad assistants who he can deputize. Apply in person.NEW CAMPERChris Harris found the camper for sale ad in Island Times and made a good deal. He is ready to take his family for overnight trips in their new travel trailer. The former owners are happy that the camper has a new home and someone to enjoy it. Alls well that ends well. BASEBALL FANBeach school kids will recognize a friendly face at the Blue Wahoos ball games. They all Pitts has a summer time gig at the LUCKY LASSESSt. Patricks Day is just one Irish is kicking in for Bobbi Cunningham and Gayle Crume. at the Krewe of Wrecks meeting at Cactus Flower. Gayle took the Wrecks meeting at Sidelines. Who will be next? MORE LUCKY IRISHMichael Sullivan counts himself lucky to have married sweet Christy. The couple was where Christy tends bar. CRAZY EIGHTSGlamorous Grandmother Paulette Provost sets aside the and March for birthday parties. Daughter Anne Maries birthday ter Ruby Charles DePascalis was Beach send a special welcome to ten-day-old Ruby who is at home big sisters Lulu and Alana.BREWING UP ROYALTYThe Krewe of Brewe bestowed a glittering crown on will serve as the Krewes Queen 2014. Look for Millie high atop REAL POLAR BEARIf you want to hear stories longtime Beach lifeguard Dave Greenwood who just returned from a month long trip to Poland. protect the public in the relative warmth of Northwest Florida. CONSTRUCTION CHRISThe Krewe of Nereids have who gave them some professional guidance in purchasing construction materials for their Mardi Gras float. Mother Nature had Dority and Jim Cox have been getting it parade ready. HOME AWAY FROM HOMELinda Fogel is a regular competitor in the Beach triathlons and running races. Its not unusual to see her training with her dogs beach streets. The adventurous gal has taken on a new challenge. She has packed up her pups and training gear into an RV. When ready. Her home rolls with her.

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PAGE 5 Island Times February 18, 2014 The Santa Rosa Island Au thority Board took a dip into the loan pool at their February 12 meeting authorizing $105,000 advance be made to Cadillac Banks Gulf Coast Summerfest to hire talent. The money is to be ticket sales. SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins presented the board with multiple documents including a weather insurance policy and facilities use agreement which are designed to secure the repayment. Money will be paid directly to the talent. Staff completed an infor mal credit check on the promoter. Tickets will be sold by Ticketmaster. The price has yet to be determined. Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon said, I think this is a win win. I was not sold on this, but after the vetting and ongoing discussion, I am comfortable with it. Dr. Thomas Campanella voiced concerns about the board acting as a bank and weather interruption of previous concerts. Concert Promoter Cadillac Banks told the board, This event is going to do well. Its gonna be The vote to approve passed 4 -2 with Board Members Janice Gilley and Campanella opposed. The one-day R&B music festival at Casino Beach is set for August 30. A $10,000 request made by Pensacola Sports Association to support a jet ski event sped through committee and was approved on the boards consent agenda with no further discussion. The Pensacola Beach Advocates request for $5,000 in advertising money for their Earth Day event was approved after the Board discussed the merits of supporting an event which was not focused on overnight stays. Pensacola Beach resident Elizabeth Hewson reminded the board that the PBA was a group comprised of leaseholders whose fees support their very existence. Their resistance to funding the request rankled Hewson, who was raised on the island. I see you giving money to other organizations, she said. I am a leaseholder, so this is like a slap in the face. This event may not put heads in beds, but a clean beach does. This is a community event and your residents and day visitors must have a vested inter est in recycling, picking up litter and caring for the beach. Board Member Ed Guernsey said the plea changed his mind. His motion to allocate $5,000 to the event passed 5 to 1 with Janice Gilley opposed. The Board approved: $105,000: Banks Enter prises Gulf Coast Summerfest concert, to be repaid $10,000: Pensacola Sports Association Hydro-Turf UWPUSBA National Tour jet ski event, sponsorship $5,000: Pensacola Beach Advocates Earth Day Islandstyle event, advertising grant $1,000: Pensacola Beach Elementary Casino Night fundraiser, sponsorship $500: Relay for Life, track marker sponsorship Pensacola Beach Chamber President Nicole Staceys Visitors Center Report showed Center during January. We had 1,235 guests sign in, said Stacey. Considering the weather weve had, I am pleased with the modest increase. Those visitors will see a new facility in a new location next year. The Board accepted a $323,000 bid from Southeastern Construction to build a new Visitors Center over a retention pond in the Casino Beach parking lot. Floridian Construction was the low bidder by $600, but the Board voted 4 to 2 to hire Southeastern based on a stronger history with beach projects. The construction site preparation will likely take another 60 days due to utility take seven months to complete. Island avenues will get smoother and greener. The board tasked staff to bring a planting plan for an additional $200,000 worth of palm trees to be installed along Fort Pickens Road. The trees are paid for by excess Por veloper Robert Rinke, Landscape Contractor Vick Wallace, SRIA Director of Administration Robbie Schrock and Escambia County Engineer Matt Mooneyham made a site visit recommending a detailed plan be approved by the individual Homeowners Associa We dont want to impact anyones view, so I suggest we get their input and approval on the plan, said Campanella. The island improvement continues. The Board approved the next step in a repaving of secondary beach roads, parking lot repair and resurfacing project. This item is in our budget not to exceed $500,000, said Di rector of Developmental Service Santa Rosa Island Author ity Directors presented detailed reports of successes and goals set for their departments during the State of the Island address, February 12 at the SRIA Full Board meeting. Each list of accomplishments was followed by a statement of gratitude for co-workers and board mem bers. Public Safety Director Bob West showed the efforts of his lifeguarding staff and educational initiatives have reduced deaths from drowning so significantly that other beaches are using his training program. Executive Director Buck Lee concluded the presentation saying, The way the departments interact is just fantastic. It has been a pleasure working here for nine years. The presentations are available online at www.sria-fla.com.SRIA Makes State of the Island Presentations Available OnlinePaolo Ghio. The list includes resurfacing roads, Casino Beach parking lot and an area infront of Key Sailing for $350,000. of repaving projects and engage the SRIA engineering staff as necessary. Mike Langston, Baskerville Donovan engineer noted that the design for the Park West Soundside Pavilion was complete and would be delivered February 13. The concept was initially presented by Via de Luna residents Bob and Monica Kellner. Two design concepts for traffic calming areas near the pleted and submitted to Escambia County for review, according to Langston. There will be additional landscaping in this area as well. Chairman Tammy Bohannon requested that the engineering Committee meetings, since so many projects with a variety of agencies funds were in progress or planned for Pensacola Beach. She also asked staff to bring a presentation explaining the lease fees. Bohannon welcomed new Board Member Jerry Watson to his first meeting. He replaced Fred Gant as the District 3 representative. Gant served as the Boards vice chairman, so Janice Gilley was tapped for that position. Charlie Morgan was hired as the new director of Public Works replacing the retiring Mason Kilgore. Beach resident Rick Gordon complimented the Board for their creation of two dog parks. He and his dog visit the west end park six days per week and are pleased with the cleanliness and cooperation among pets. He was also encouraged by the Boards support of the Dixie Cup Amendment which would allow restaurants to create a dog-friendly dining area. The SRIA committees will meet Wednesday, February 26 at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public and agendas are online Former Public Works Director Mason Kilgore at his SRIA retirement party, February 7.

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PAGE 6 Island Times February 18, 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 ChowderIm just gonna come right out and admit that I still have Christmas decorations in my house. Im telling yall this for I hope it brings comfort to the other procrastinators out there; you are not alone. Its not that I wouldnt love for it all to be in the downstairs storage, its a matter of getting it there. Whenever I see a couple of free days in the near future, I say to myself, That will be perfect for getting this burden off my shoulders. But inevitably my plans will be immediately disrupted by a friend or loved one needing help, grandchildren unexpectedly coming over and in the last instance: an Ice Blizzard. This leads me to the second reason Im admitting my faults. Storm, grandaughter Sissy wrote a play which she and I performed while my husband Bill and the stuffed animal friends served as our audience. It was of course, sold out! As she and I sat at our small seagrass table sipping pretend Ball Gowns, I was easily able to block out all the Christmas stuff surrounding us. What importance could those things possibly hold in comparison with the joy of sharing such precious time with our little Sissy? We both turned into Mermaids at the Plays end. It is, and always will be, relationships that are most important. My hope is that everyone can realize it does not matter to a child (or adults) what tangible things or possessions you can give them; what counts, is remembered and means the most, is the time you shared and enjoyed together. For those reasons I will no longer concern myself when the It will happen when it happens. The last weekend in January was already planned with a trip to Jacksonville. Two of my sisters Gail Rodrigues and Sharon Abercrombie and I surprised our sister Brenda Dawson with a birthday gift. She was diagnosed with Early-Onset Dementia a couple of years ago. During an earlier trip to see her, she mentioned she had always wanted to see Merle Haggard in concert. I found tickets, cleared it with Gail and Sharon and we took the to see Merle. We had the time of our lives and now plan to take a trip together at least once a year. We explained to nearly everyone we encountered, that we were four sisters, aka Merles trip together. I have every conour sweet Taxi Driver Mr. Eddie will still be laughing and talking about those four crazy old ladies who came to town to see Merle Haggard. Im already checking out another possible trip for us. of Wrecks Grand Ball to prepare for and attend. Jayne Drees Redmond was in charge of creating special invitations to the Ball this year. Good work, Jayne! I love the invitations which lend an air of sophistication and elegance to the return of a very simple time when attendees were required to wear formal attire and no costumes were allowed. Of course, that happened in New Orleans. I dont remember if Wrecks ever actually did that since I have always chosen to costume, because thats what lives in all my closets. A lot of us grew up with watching the late Shirley Temple with her curly locks, singing and unstoppable determination and attitude. She was an inspiration to so many females of all ages. So, good-bye to a legend and may she forever rest in peace. That brings me to possible future legends in our very own little island community. By now, youve probably learned in the People section about the birth of Paulette Provosts new granddaughter Ruby Charles Depascalis. So you also know about the Crazy Eights. That coincidence alone brings some special Power. But theres another factor in this equation. There are several SOBs who have a beloved family member named Ruby which makes them Name Sisters. The potential legend brings us to Rubys big sister Lucca (aka LuLu), who was born two years ago in the midst of a Fireworks display celebrating the 4th of July. Not only being the birthday of our Country, and MeMe Paulettes favorite holiday, it is now also the birthday of Lulu. Now we move to the even older sister Alana. Besides her extraordinary gentleness, poise and sweet nature, she is a Mermaid. So, we have Alana the extraordinary and magical Mermaid; then we add the explosive cious Lulu. Toss in tiny little Ruby with her magical eights and Name Sisters. That certainly shows the potential to make legends in our humble community. I cannot wait to see what the future holds. It was not my intention to leave out any mention of dad Chris Despascalis. I just hope he understands that this was all about the Power of Women. For now, its time to concentrate on something really good to eat. One of my weaknesses is bread. I love every way it can be prepared right down to taking a slice, spreading some butter on it and yum, yum, and more yum! So Im sharing one of my favorites since its easy, quick, can be prepared ahead, easily doubled and feeds as many as required. Its perfect for Mardi Gras for serving at home or sharing at the last minute for a party. So, lets cookBacon Cheddar Pull-apart Bread1 loaf of Italian Bread (or your choice, but wide bread is best) 8 oz. Mexican cheese blend, shredded 6 oz. Asiago cheese, shredded or crumbled (or your choice of cheese) 16 oz. Bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled Cup butter, melted 1 Tbsp. Ranch Dressing mix (dry) 1 Large sheet of Aluminum Foil (enough to wrap bread and overlap so bread is completely covered) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a cutting board, slice bread in inch intervals, being careful not to cut all the way through the bread. Cut again, crosswise without cutting through. Slide bread onto foil and stuff cheese between all cuts; sprinkle with crumbled bacon (although I like to push some into the cuts with the cheese). Mix melted butter with ranch dressing and drizzle evenly over the bread. Wrap foil around bread and bake for 15 minutes; uncover and bake 10 minutes more. Happy Mardi Gras, spend some magical time with your family, and Ill see you in the kitchen.

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Island Times PAGE 7 February 18, 2014By Rev. Dr. Tom Garrison Pensacola Beach Community ChurchCross in the Sand A Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach www.gbumc.org Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna thebeachchurch.com Central Waterside Church, 9 AM Bimini Beach Bar 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 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....We are all on a journey whether we realize it or not. It has been the tendency of many to what comes. Others have outlined where they want their life to be and where they want to go in it. and it is for us to discern that path. One of the great things we that is important to us. It scares some people because it is not something tangible but rather intellectual and a matter of trust in someone or something beyond us. Maybe one of the greatest faith stories to be found is that of a person who has come to the end touched them when it was most to a woman who told me about her relationship to a church. She said when she began going to the church as a young girl her mother insisted she go, then as she got busy with her own life it did not seem as important to anyone around her. It was in these busy years that she began to notice something, and that was that her life was being guided by others long as she fell into line, the world around her seemed balanced to everyone else, however when she began to decide her own path and of it, the more resistance she began to receive. It was at that point were two ways that were trying to get her attention. She told me that the way she needed to travel in this life was a journey of faith. This journey of faith is something that has been debated for hundreds of years, and people have tried to determine if society decides that for an individual or if the individual decides it for himself or herself. It is my belief that we as free moral agents can decide for ourselves and those decisions are primary to the way our life goes. Some people feel their life does not go as well as it should, problem. In other words if life is hard, then my faith is not strong enough. With just a casual reading of the Bible, we discover the people with the greatest faith may be the ones with the most very true about that. I encourage people to see that a life is a jourI remember the poem The traveled by, and that has made all It seems to me that we all come to those places in life and Pickens PalmsI was delighted to read in the January 21, 2014, issue of Island Times has requested an additional $200,000 from the Island Beauto enhance the west end of the beach. place to live. We purchased because we loved the quietness of the west end of the island. between the pedestrian path Beach Club is very unappealing. Homeowners and tourists driving down Via de Luna enjoy nicely landscaped curbs and medians that are continually maintained. The manicured landscaping on the east end of the island provides a very To The Editor Letters for homeowners and tourists to enjoy a landscaped drive from Casino Beach to the entrance of courage the Santa Rosa Island Sincerely, Brian Underwood Out Of Town IslandersWe enjoy your newspaper. sacola Beach. Jennifer Byrom, P.A. Wills, Estates and Probate Marital and Family Law Child Custody Juvenile Law Civil Litigation Guardianship LawThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 munity Church will be hosting a from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March the church. Come enjoy a free juice and coffee. especially with the Snowbirds will be a great way to start the day with good food and good Call 850-932-6628 for more information.Chow Down For Free At ChurchImmerse yourself in the Merchant of Venice and join the The meeting, which is open to the public, will feature Dr. Robert lish Department. Contact Donna Jones at donnaljones@hotmail. com or 850-932-8620 for more information. Shakespeare Expert Visits Book Clubbers

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PAGE 8 Island Times February 18, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Growing up Jane Waters' daughter, one of the original founders of the Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras and Krewe of Wrecks, was not always easy during car nival season, but it sure was a lot of fun. The Krewe of Wrecks began when I was a sophomore at Catholic High in Pensacola. Mom never allowed me to slack off from my school work or the endless hours I spent training in the pool and weight room at Pensacola Junior College as a member of the age group aquatic club. It was a balancing act that I was able to handle as a teenager in the early 80s, but cannot even begin to accomplish it as a par ent today. I can remember the Beach family we carpooled with from swim practice, Ed, Shirley, and Scott Morrison, asking me on Monday nights when the Wrecks were meeting, "So kiddo, what bar are we dropping you off at tonight?" Arriving around 6:20 p.m. and wreaking of a combina tion of chlorine and Ben Gay, I would check-in with Mom. She would immediately hand me my camera so I could take photos for "The Islander" newspaper. It was just matter of fact and I happily complied. Plus this was way before anyone else would have had a camera on them. In all actuality, I probably was starving, exhausted and still had homework to complete. It was Andrea Brunt who always managed to save me a full-sized plate of hors d'oeuvres which I would promptly wolf down. Eventually, Mom and I would hop into the Rustmobile, her Volare station wagon that had lost the battle against the salt air and sported a hood bedazzled in rust. By the time we were home, drive, our day had been discussed and the reminder that 4:15 a.m. tomorrow would be here sooner, as opposed to later. Those Tuesday mornings, on our way to Penof the day, Scott would pepper me with questions about what I ate and how many sodas did I drink. He just thought it was so cool that I was eating dinner in a bar at a Krewe of Wrecks meeting on a Monday night. I secretly thought so, too. His parents eventually became Wrecks and Scott was a deckhand in the 1983 court. The Champagne Breakfast always presented a schedule challenge. How could I not show up for swim practice on Saturday? Even worse, what if there was a swim meet that weekend. The closer to the date of the breakfast, the more errands I got to go on. It seemed every Saturday after swim practice, Mom and I would have something to shop for in mate's tiara. Costume satin. My favorite was getting to pick out the rhinestones and jewels that my mom would lovingly glue onto the captain's hat. She would always admire her work as if she was a top milliner. I just accepted that my Saturday afternoons did not belong to me, but to the Krewe of Wrecks. It was on those Saturdays that I fell in love with fabric and sparkly trims at Bettys Bazaar. Somehow I always managed to get Mom to stay just a tad bit longer so I could take in all the colors and textures. Even though within minutes she had her bolts of royal blue and white costume satin and was ready to head back to the beach, she let me look. I would still be talking about fabric as we would pull into Nero's parking lot. And it was only one Champagne Breakfast that I got caught. The routine for the first two years went something like this: the Friday afternoon before the Champagne Breakfast, I would mysteriously start getting sick while lifting weights. Then it was no big deal that I wasn't at swim practice the following Saturday morning because the coaches just assumed I was ill. However, the year "News-Journal" photographer Richard Hammond was a stowaway, somehow my photo ended up in Sunday's paper. Lucky for me that my swim coach at the time was not only a beach resident, but for a former Orleanian. He let me know that he was not happy with my deci sion and after making me swim an incredibly difficult set on Monday morning, his parting shot was Well, did you have fun? Absolutely. I never missed a parade -initially as a deckhand, then a rider, and eventually a spectator. However, I wasn't able to attend the Red Beans and Rice luncheon until I was in college. Missing school, even for the Krewe of Wrecks, would never have been an option. Looking back, I can honestly say my teen years were anything but typical. Jane Waters believed life should be celebrated and if you can accomplish that while wearing a costume and with thousands of friends, even better. I guess that philosophy trumps typical any day of the week. Happy Mardi Gras. Until next time... Krewe of Kids Member Nick Johnson is decked out in his Mardi Gras attire at the February 8 Royal Doughnut Breakfast at the Beach Church.

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PAGE 9 Island Times February 18, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online www.MyIslandTimes.com Fabulous gulf views from this Palm Beach Club condo. Tastefully decorated and fully furnished. Ready to move in. $299,000 MLS #457613 Moon Pies sailed across the Sandshaker February 7 as the Krewe of Nereids delivered the traditional Mardi Gras treat to the guests at their Moon Pie Party. The Pensacola Beach all-female krewe decked out in top hats and tuxedo coats are: (Back row, L to R): Queen Marilyn LeNormand, Sharon Mattair, Paulette Provost, Elaine Mitchell, Lila Cox, King Bob Dority, Judy LOignon, Christine Cook, Monette Hodges and Peggy Henshall. (Middle row, L to R): Deb Friedman, Daisy Long, Becky Shearman and Ella Hess. Front and center: Bonnie McDonald. The Nereids will roll on March 2 during the Krewe of Wrecks parade. Photo by DJ Zemenick/Barrier Island Girl Krewe of Nereids Founding Member Sharon Mattair, left, shows off the vintage poster while Tommy Grice serves as the auctioneer at the krewes February 7 Moon Pie Party at the Shaker. Photo by DJ Zemenick / Barrier Island Girl

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PAGE 10 Island Times February 18, 2014 February 18, 2014 Island Times PAGE 11 Good TimesThe 2014 Saturday, Feb. 22 Kids 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.cc Sunday, Feb. 23 DeLuna 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. 24 Queens 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. required. 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. A 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 1 Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast, 10 a.m. at Crabs on the Beach. Sold out. 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 a long strand as the is performed. A decades old tradition. melanie@waite.cc for ticket info. Mardi Gras Street Dance, noon until the dancing stops, at Sabine Sandbar. This event is open to the public, be the 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. 2 Krewe 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. 3 Red 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 4 Krewe of Coma Royal Coronation and Lighted Hat Procession, 6 p.m. at the Sandshaker Lounge, No charge, open to all. The grand Island is the crowning of the 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 Brewe Queen Millie Davis Beach Babe Kathy Videl , Krewe of Nauga Queen Allison Sanchez Krewe of Bananimal Chicks Queen Samantha Cowen 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 wanna be out of empty shoe boxes. Need more instruction on how to construct a www. penscolabeachmardigras.com. 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 Paradise. Get your Shoe Box Float Contest. Mardi Gras on the Island comes to an end at midnight. Krewe of Wrecks Parade Route Sunday, March 2 2 Avenida 10Via de LunaSpringhill SuitesSidelines Crabs Casino Beach Parking Lot GULFSIDE PAVILION A er Parade Party and Awards Ceremony Gulfside Pavilion immediately following parade Open to the Public Music, Dancing Best Float AwardsKrewe of Kids Queen Jocelyn Reeves King Max MoranSnapshots... Krewe of Kids Balloon Drop Bananimals Queen Stacey Wright and Dianne Kildow Naugas Queens Lynn Cieutat, Karina Foster, Amy DePew, Christine Hewerdine, Danah Gibson, Becky Collins, Allison Sanchez, Gwen Gibson, Loren Littleton and Dana Graves. Seated Carrie Monaghan, Deb Friedman, Tommy Grice

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Come on, admit it, everyone has. Right? Im pretty sure most of you have definitely cheated, but I can honestly say I have never cheated and I never will. Confused yet? Im talking about all the diets that call for a Cheat Day. If youre not familiar with the Cheat Day, it works like this. You start some idiotic diet that has you restricting calories and eating insanely clean for 6 days. Then, on day 7 you go berserk and eat and drink whatever you want and as much as you want, otherwise known as a binge. According to some experts, the Cheat Day will spike your metabolism causing you to lose weight quicker by increasing the production of the hormone Leptin. The rest of the experts, including me, believe cheating is foolish and the small boost of Leptin is not worth the mental beating your brain takes from cheating. This will do more harm long term. The two roads most people choose from when attempting to eat better are: Deprivation and Moderation. Which one of those words looks dark, dreary and negative? Of course, deprivation. Lets focus on the right way to eat, moderation, and rather than bingeing on Cheat Day. If you want long term success with weight loss, you need to eat more dessert. Heres why. Researchers were so intrigued by this idea that they decided to put the theory to the test, and see if eating sweets and treats can help regulate appetite throughout the day and help maintain weight loss long-term. They chose to study dessert at breakfast time because according to the study, breakfast was the meal that consistently regulates ghrelin, (hormone that stimulates hunger), and while the level of ghrelin rises before every meal, it is suppressed most effectively at breakfast time. For the study, they divided men and women randomly into two groups: Group 1 ate a 300-calorie breakfast that was low-carb with no dessert item. Group 2 ate a 600-calorie breakfast, that included an equal amount of protein and carbs, including a dessert item. To keep things controlled, both groups ate an identical number of calories. So what were the results? The study lasted 32 weeks and during the first half of the study, people in both groups lost an average of 33 pounds. But heres where things get very interesting. In the second half of the study, we start seeing the benefit of including dessert. Those in the group eating the smaller, low-carb breakfast regained an average of 22 pounds. Those in the dessert group went on to lose an additional 15 pounds. The moral of the story here is that being extreme (deprivation-cheat day) in your dieting approach is less likely to work than giving yourself a little flexibility (moderation) to indulge in a small way every dayas a result, keeping strong cravings from taking over. Remember, Im in NO way advocating 3 sleeves of Oreos for breakfast, but if youre the kind of person who loves sweets, why not try adding a few pieces of dark chocolate to your daily breakfast. If you need help with your calorie range or youre finally ready to have the body you want and deserve, text cheater to 305-393-1282 right now and reserve a no-obligation complimentary fitness/nutrition consultation. 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. Circle K Hosts Parade Weekend Beach RunKick off Mardi Gras weekend with the Krewe of Circle K at the fourth annual Circle K 5K, March 1, at 8 a.m. at Casino Beach. The event is open to walkers and runners with proceeds benefitting local affiliates of United Cerebral Palsy. Entrants receive a t-shirt and goodie bag. The post race party will rock at the Sandshaker Lounge with refreshments, awards, music and games. For more information or a printable entry form email susi@ eventtiming.com.

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Island Times PAGE 13 February 18, 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 18, 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. Calendar13: 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 25: PB Optimist Oratorical Contest Finals, Beach Church 25: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, Paradise, 5:30 pm. Guests call 850-932-1500. 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 FEBRUARY20: 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: Circle K 5K Run, Gulfside Pavilion. After Party at the Sandshaker. 8 am 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: Our Lady of the Assumption Snow Bird Wine and Cheese Party, 6 pm 4: Fat Tuesday. Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker. 6 p.m. 4: Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Paradise. No entry fee. 6: Snowbird Martini Event, 4-6pm Crabs on the Beach 7: Early Deadline for Go Irish edition of Island Times 11: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Groundbreaking, 11:30 am 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.comBeach Mardi Gras Its all here PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com Pensacola Humane Society has adoptable dog, cats and kittens. They are accepting cash and supply donations. www.pensacolahumane.org Thanks to the following for their support of the Kids and Kritters Parade: Krewe of Wrecks, Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital, SRIA, Lila Cox, Burma Davis, Audrey Preston, Dennis Remesch, Anita Remesch, Jane McGrath, Dan McGrath, Pat Cribb, Andy Murphy, Judi Purcell, Susi and Mike Mardis, Dan McGrath, Lisa Burgess, Melanie Waite, Brian Underwood, Steve Picker, Becky Shearman, Diane Tyson, Blondee, Jim Cox, Dr Tim and Carol Gossman. 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. 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 18, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopes 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 FLOATING ON AIR Millie Davis was elated to be crowned the Queen of the Krewe of Brewe at their Black Tie Ball, February 8 at The Dock. As is the norm with this krewes reputation for antics, the formal occasion was anything but stuffy. Decorations took center stage, leaving guests wondering what hap pened to all of those balloons. Millie will represent the Krewe of Brewe at the Queens Dinner and at the Krewe of Wrecks parade, Sunday, March 2. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Try to say as little as possible about the work you're doing through the end of the month. Then you can make your announcement and accept your well-deserved plaudits. TAURUS (April 20 to May lenge than you expected. But with that strong Taurean determination, you should be able to deal with it successfully by week's end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Before you act on your "feelings" about that upcoming deci sion, it might be wise to do a little very much surprised by what you CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A recent workplace success can open some doors that were previously closed to you. On a per sonal level, expect to receive some important news from a longtime friend and colleague. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put your wounded pride aside and do what you must to heal that misunderstanding before it takes a potentially irreversible turn and leaves you regretting the loss of a good friend. VIRGO (August 23 to Sep tember 22) One way to kick a less-than-active social life into high gear or rebuild an outdated your well-organized get-togethers for friends and associates. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Getting out of an obligation you didn't really want to take on can be tricky. An honest explanation of the circumstances can help. Next time, pay more attention to your usually keen instincts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Use your Scorpion logic to push for a no-nonsense approach to a perplexing situation. This could help keep present and potential problems from creating more confusion. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A friend's problem might take more time than you want to give. But staying with it once again proves the depth of your Sagittarian friendship and loyalty. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat can tors, giving you the advantage of putting on a strong presentation of your position. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to ask a friend or relative for advice on an ongoing personal matter. But be careful not to give away information you might later wish you had kept secret. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Use the weekend for a creativity break to help restore your spiritual energy. Once that's done, you'll be back and more than ready to tackle whatever challenge you need to face.

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PAGE 17 Island Times February 18, 2014 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood www.bayins.com bay@bayins.com 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 www.lawbordelon.com Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 Master of Laws Bytes & Bits Q: How can I speed up my old computer? A: You will get the best results by adding one or more memory chips to your computer. Older computers were sold with a lot less memory than those that are sold today (and they had less capacity). Memory refers to the memory chips that are in your computer, not the amount of hard disk storage in your computer. Memory chips are in use when computer programs are being run and are cleared of their memory when the computer is turned off. The hard disk is where your perSo, how do you upgrade a computers memory? You should start by researching information about your computer on the Internet. Using the computers model number, look up information about how much memory will ful website is www.crucial.com. Knowing your model number will allow you to see which memory chips your computer can use and the maximum memory that is allowed. There are many different kinds of chips and many different manufacturers. For the best results, buy the well-known brands. Next, start your computer and look in the Control Panel to see how much memory is currently installed in your computer. If it is at the maximum amount, you can stop right there. If not, look at the actual memory chips that are in your computer. Make sure that you unplug your computer and remove the main battery (for laptops) before starting this task. For laptops, you can remove a small cover on the bottom of the computer to see the chips. For desktop computers, you will see the memory chips when you remove the side cover. If you remove the chips to look at them, always note how they will need to be re-inserted. In some laptops the memory is more deeply imbedded in the computer and cannot be reached without considerable disassembly. In that case, call a technician. Each chip indicates how much memory is on it. If all the memory slots are filled, all of the old memory will have to be removed to insert the highercapacity chips. Insert the new memory chips to bring the computer up to its maximum allowed memory. When you restart your computer with the new memory chips, you should see a noticeable difference in the speed at which the computer does its work. If the computer does not restart properly, turn it off. Re-insert the original chips and check to see that the computer starts correctly. might need to consult a technician completely correctly. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church will be hosting a Wine and Cheese get together Tuesday, March 4 for Snowbirds from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There is no charge, but anyone wishing to atat 850-934-0222 to RSVP. The Church will also host a Relay for Life Soup Night Fundraiser, each Tuesday, beginning March 11. The cost is $3 and includes soup, bread and dessert. The Church is located at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18 on Pensacola Beach. For more information, go to www. stanngulfbreeze.org. Our Lady Hosts Snowbird And Soup EventsSuperintendent Dan Brown announced today that the Gulf Islands National Seashore is looking for volunteers to assist with the Campground Registration Office at Fort Pickens. Volunteers are needed to work two six hour day-time shifts per week to answer phones and visi-tor questions. Applicants will be required to complete a security background check. The Seashore will pay all costs associated with obtaining the background check. Interested persons can contact Volunteer Coordinator Roxanne Sellers at 850934-2608 or Stace Wilson 850934-2622.

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PAGE 18 Island Times February 18, 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 18: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb 19: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb 20: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Feb 21: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Feb 22: Freeeway 98, 7 pm Sunday, Feb 23: Southern Breeze, 3 pm Tuesday, Feb 25: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Feb 26: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Feb 27: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Feb 28: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 1: High Horse, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 2: The Blenders, 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 paddyolearysirishpub.comHappy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Mardi Gras PM March 2: Parade, 2 PM St. Paddys Week of Events March 10March 17....lets sham-rock! Mar 1 1 PM Mardi Gras Street Dance Mar 2 Parade Party All Day!Race To The Beach Standing at the front of the Start line at Community Maritime Park in downtown Pensacola for this years Double Bridge Run (DBR) was a diverse group of elite runners waiting to sprint to Santa Rosa Island. There were several Kenyans, a Russian, a Canadian, two members of the Air Force Marathon team and three runners from Boulder, Colorado. All were incredibly lean and powerful looking and they were moving slightly, shifting in their stances, as they focused on the task at hand. It was just before 7 a.m., the temperature was 50 degrees, a slight fog was hanging in the air and the cannon was about to be athletes were arrayed behind them getting ready to begin this challenging event. The sea of bright colors the runners wore and the loud, raucous music added to the very festive atmosphere. Another 1,000 competitors were already beginning to assemble in Gulf Breeze for the 5K portion of the race. For 17 years Pensacola nation for the DBR. Traversing 9.3 miles across two bridges and and blue-green water is an amazing experience. When you get to the top of the Bob Sikes Bridge with the incredible vista of the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound and the island stretching out to the east and west, it will get your full attention. You suddenly snap back and remember you are on a bridge, there are people all around you and there is still a mile and a half to run. Ive run or attended races all over the country and there is no other venue for a road race like the DBR for scenic beauty, inspiration and just the Wow factor. Running the marathon in Big Sur past Hurricane Point or crossing two massive bridges in the New York City Marathon with amazing views of Manhattan are in the miles of The Mall past the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument and the White House to The Capitol in the Marine Corps Marathon is certainly breath-taking, but Ill put the DBR up there with any of them. Tyler Mcchampion, stood at the Start line in the cool breeze. He was almost motionless and was staring straight ahead, seemingly oblivious to the tumult all around him. Tyler is a former Penn State All-American, has run and won races all over the country and recently ran 1:03 for the United States Half-marathon Championship in Houston. Thats right, 63 minutes to run 13.1 miles. He was feeling very dent and had his race plan firmly in his mind. He intended to sprint from the start and try to run away from his competition. There was going to be no waiting, no plicated strategy just run as fast as you can, as long as you can for As the cannon sounded loudly, he raced down the inclined exit from the stadium and sped away on Spring Street. Quickly a gap opened up between him and Kenyan Wesley Ochoro. By the time he hit the two-mile mark on the Bayfront, that gap was 300 yards and widening. Everyone else was running for second place now and the more interesting race further back was between the top three women who matched each other, stride for bridge. Miles later, past the cheering crowds in Gulf Breeze, past the top of the Sikes Bridge, past the groomed sands of Quietwater Beach, Tyler crossed the Finish line in 45 minutes and 19 seconds. He had run each of the 9.3 miles in under 5 minutes mile. The womens race boiled down to Kenyan Cynthia Jerop and Boulders Kristin Arendt sprintish just yards apart. Jerop crossed the line knees, to catch her breath from the effort. She smiled broadly as she straightened up and her Finishers medal was put around her neck by a volunteer. As the sun rose higher in the sky and shone brightly, the across the races end. Finally the last competitor was done, the party was in high gear and it was yet another beautiful day on Pensacola Beach. Tyler McCandless Beach residents (L to R) Kylie and Rita Finkbone and Denise and Larry Keever wait in the chilly February 1 air for the 5K distance of the Double Bridge Run. Rita ran a 24:03 to win the Female Grandmaster trophy.Running Realtor Levin Rinke Resort Realtys Clark Allen is running for home. The Pensacola Beach resident had conquered most of the 9.3 miles of the February 1 Double Bridge Run. He was cruising through Gulf Breeze preparing to run up the overpass that leads to Pensacola Beach Boulevard. His time was 1:15:43.

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Island Times PAGE 19 February 18, 2014 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsGet a VIDEO of your Key Sailing Fun! Get a new kayak in 2014 ~ Beach Mardi Gras Party Headquarters POST PARADE PARTY The Astronautsperforming on the outdoor Shaker Stage SUN Mar 2 ALL KREWE PARTY 9 AM starts atDrink Specials850-932-2211 sandshaker.com 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk Somethings Always Shakin! Come Early Stay LateWatch The Parade Here Tues 2/18 Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM Wed 2/19 Buck Nasty Band, 8 PM Thur 2/20 1/2 price drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM to close. Tyler Mac Band 8:30 PM Fri 2/21 Buzzcut, 9 PM Sat, 2/22 Military Vets Party 2 PM Something Huge, Shaker Deck, 3 PM Buzzcut, 9 PM Sun 2/23 Dunnottar, 4 PM Mon 2/24 1/2 price BARE, 10 am close Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun, 7 PM Tue 2/25 Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM Wed 2/26 Buck Nasty Band, 8 PM Thur 2/27 1/2 price drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM to close. Tyler Mac Band 8:30 PM Fri 2/28 The Core, 9 PM Sat 3/1 Something Huge, 9 PM Sun 3/2 ...Parade Day Party All Day Sun 3/2 ...Parade Day Party All Day Fat Tues: 3/4 Coma Coronation & Lighted Costume ContestIce, sleet and snow are normal weather for January up north but certainly not around here. Thank goodness the weather is coming back to normal. Temperatures are going back up into the mid sixties and the sun will be smiling down on us again. Last weekend we got a little taste of things to come and now spring fever is all over the island. Everyone is getting out of the house and hitting the beaches, piers and boats. As you can see, it's paying off, too. Below is a picture of Dewberry bringing in the flounder from his boat and he's not the only one either. Larry Keever and Mark Soprano with their big Red "caught on board the Chief commanded by Captain Chris." But you don't necessarily have to be on the boat February is a great month for Trout in the upper rivers and upper bays, and from time to time you'll come up with some fun Redfish. Depending upon how cold it is outside will determine can be as deep as 18 feet or in depths of water 4-10 feet. It's also getting close on those Sheepshead. Although some people are already catching a few, there will be monster Sheepshead as the weather warms are from about March 15 all the way through April. There will be Pompano and yes, there will be Cobia soon. Right now is a great time to get off that couch and enjoy this taste of spring we are getting. I know I will be. Please be kind to the beach. Pick up your hooks, line and other Watch out! Spring fever is going around and it's contagious. Grab Two Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Titans squared off in a winner-take-all playoff match to determine Januarys Player of the Month. Todd Lentini earned the title over Justin Scher in a head-to-head tourney. Weekly games are held at the Pelican, Sandshaker and Paddy OLearys. Sandshaker Lounge Jan 13: Todd Lentini, winner. Charlie Wheeler, runner-up Jan 20: Deb Friedman, winner. Mike Wood, runner-up Jan 27: Mike King, winner. Deb Friedman, runner-up Feb 3: Todd Lentini, winner. Mike Wood, runner-up Feb 10: Patty Dawkins, winner. Terri McKamey, runner-up Pelican Lounge Jan 7: Jon Woodham, winner. Glenn Burleson, runner-up Jan 14: Jon Woodham, winner. Mike King, runner-up Jan 21: Glenn Burleson, winner. Janie Uzdevenes, runner-up Feb 4: Tex Atkinson, winner. Deb Friedman, runner-up Paddy OLearys Jan 2: Justin Scher, winner. Ted Gorder, runner-up Jan 9: Justin Scher, winner. Deb Friedman, runner-up Jan 16: Pete Falgout, winner. Deb Friedman, runner-up Todd Lentini, runner-up Jan 23: Todd Lentini, winner. Justin Scher, runner-up Feb 6: Todd Lentini, winner. Ted Gorder, runner-up For more information, call Rick Uzdevenes, poker promoter at 850-324-2667.Lentini And Scher Battle For Top Texas Hold Em Title When Dennis Remesch is not selling real estate, hes a closely guarded secret, but clearly he knows where the angler Anita Remesch; and Gary Steed, who hails from Louisiana originally.

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