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Volume IX, Number 24 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 13, 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 Island Goes IrishWHEN IRISH EYES ARE SMILING! Nancy Ryan Kittel is shamrocked and ready to roll in the twenty-eighth annual St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl on Pensacola Beach. The Pub Crawl was founded by Paddy Blake and his Society of Leprechauns and is coordinated by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce in his honor. It is the culmination of the week-long Go Irish on the Island events which include a family friendly Scavenger Hunt, bikini and costume contests, Irish dancing and islandwide specials. Kick up your heels and turn to page 2 to Go Irish.

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PAGE 2 Island Times March 13, 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 Dance A Jig, Wear Some Green And Go Irish on the IslandWrecks Roll Through A Successful Mardi Gras Season Gary and Gail Rick were crowned the King and Queen of the Krewe of Coma March 4 at the Sandshaker. The popular couple are members of the Krewe of Wrecks and volunteer tirelessly whenever they are needed. They both are employed as nurses at the Andrews Institute. Steering the Krewe of Wrecks during the 2014 Mardi Gras season are Captain Dan Smith and First Mate Car

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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 March 13, 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 SANTA ROSA ISLAND AUTHORITY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGNotice is hereby given for the following SRIA Public Hearing: SRIA Public Hearing Input from the general public on a proposed recommendation by the SRIA Board to the Escambia County, Florida Board of County Commissioners for the adoption of an ordinance for the use and operation of golf carts on the streets and roadways of Pensacola Beach, Florida per Section 316.212, Florida Statutes. The Public Hearing shall be at 5:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in the SRIA meeting room at 1 Via De Luna, Pensacola Beach and is open to the public. The Islander Newspaper March 27, 1987 Sunrise. Sunset. Where have all those eight years gone? It seems long ago and yet like yesterday, a blustery March day, that I visited a few Island business people, suggesting the possibility of starting a newspaper. It is well known now that these folks, still suffering bad cases of the winter doldrums, responded with mixed emotions. Mixtures of derisive laughter, you gotta be crazy, are you kiddin, and theres a new nut on the beach. Stuff like that. As I recall there was not the slightest glimmer of enthusiasm or approval of my project. With everything against me and nothing for me, I launched The Islander. If I said it was an immediate success, I would be lying. If I said it was hard work, heartbreak, financial disaster, and desperate maneuvering, I would be telling the truth. If I said I loved every minute of it, I would be lying. If I said I loved almost every minute of it, I would be telling the truth. I have learned a lot about the Island, its problems, its residents, its government. I have seen many people come and go. I have seen changes some for better, some for worse. Mostly, the Island has stayed about the same. Many of the issues are exactly as they were eight years ago. Issues like ad valorem taxes, development, and landscaping never seem to be solved. Tapes from meetings held in 1980 could be interchanged with those of 1986, and no one would be the wiser. Somehow, through it all, the Island continues to grow and its people continue to love their chosen habitat. They complain relentlessly about numerous alleged injustices. However, they remain on the Island. This tenacity is what is so spectacular about Island people! They have truly been the heart of The Islander. Their personal stories have marched side by side with political news, entertainment, features and hard news and advertising in the columns of the beach newspaper. And those stories have been the basis for The Islanders outrageous claim that it is The Newspaper That Makes Your Life More Beautiful. We never, ever forget our slogan, no matter what else we do right or wrong. Test us. A happy birthday, a lost kitten, a good report card, an SOB bake sale, a Sunday afternoon stories get equal billing with Starship, the Santa Rosa Island Authority, the Chamber of Commerce and Bob Hope. Actually, if we weigh it carefully, those stories which would never appear in any other newspaper get top billing in The Islander. Thats the way we like it and thats the way we want it to remain. Todays issue is Volume Nine, Number One. We begin all over again. Perhaps, the most used phrase in our vocabulary has been, Sure bring it on, well print it. And we pledge to say it over and over again in the ninth year of publication of The Islander Newspaper of paper That Makes Your Life More Beautiful. LOSTGold pinkie ring with diamonds. Last seen at the Pensacola Beach Church in late January. ~ REWARD ~ call 850-916-0599Do you have an opinion about the RESTORE projects? seeking your input. The Resources, Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies (RESTORE) Advisory Committee will host a series of public outreach meetings in each Escambia County Commissioners district. The Tuesday, April 1 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Drive. Keith Wilkins, Escambia County Director of the Community and Environment Department announced that after nearly of year of deliberation on the environmental and economic condition of Escambia County, the RESTORE Committee is now ready to reach out to the community and provide an update of their activities, future direction and gain public input. The County Staff and others are currently summarizing the last year of environmental and economic issues we face and presenting that summary to the Committee, said Wilkins. These root causes will expose the greatest challenges we face on both issues. The next step, according to Wilkins, will be for a Technical Advisory Committee, a consultant (yet to be selected) and the RESTORE Committee to discuss what are the best criteria to select projects that will address those root causes of environmental degradation and economic development challenges. The meeting at the Beach Church will be attended by Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, whose District includes Pensacola Beach, SRIA and RESTORE member Tammy Bohannon, RESTORE Committee Chairman Betina Terry and other committee members. For more information, visit MyEscambia.com/restore or conof Public Information and Communications at pio@myescambia. com. Residents may also receive information via social media by following @MyEscambia on Twitter.RESTORE Officials To Provide Update, Seek Public Input

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PAGE 4 Island Times March 13, 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 Stay and Play Special RatesReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound St. Paddys Day Pub CrawlStop # 6 12:30 Specials All Day Asteria Lux... March 18 at 6 PM Remedy Krewe...March 19 at 6 PM Brandon Santini...March 20 at 6 PM Big Al & The Heavyweights...March 22 at 6 PM Big Easy Playboys...March 23 at 3 PM John Hart & Friends... A Tribute To Jeff Strahan March 28 at 6 PM Tanglers Bluegrass...March 30 at 3 PM ON STAGE CORNED BEEF& CABBAGE The Trivia Master was seekThe Trivia green Island Times an Island Times NO TRUER WORDS CAPTAIN DAN BEACH BIRDS A LITTLE SCRATCH MAKING TRACKS RENEES DAY PICTURE THIS FLEET FOOTED MODEL BEHAVIOR

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PAGE 5 Island Times March 13, 2014 Tourist Development Council members responded favorably to a request to support Beach renourishment at their March 4 meeting. Armed with marketing research that visitors top activity is going to the beach and a clean, well-maintained beach is critical to their experience, Council members agreed to send a letter to Florida Governor Rick Scott and the Northwest Florida legislative delegation requesting that the state increase the budget amount dedicated to beach restoration and renourishment. Ron Ellington, Executive Director of Strategic Planning with Innisfree Hotels, made the request noting that state money would need to be augmented by local money. In his presentation, he announced that Escambia Countys request for renourishment funding from FEMA has languished and has not yet been approved. The combined Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach project ranked sixteenth in line for State projects nearly exhausted the budget, leaving only $2 million for Escambia Countys muchneeded Beach restoration. The letter will implore Governor Scott to increase the dollars available. Pensacola Beach is Escam bia Countys largest park and the 8.2 miles of beach is need of renourishment, said Ellington. The Santa Rosa Island Author ity has invested over $200,000 to get the necessary permits in hand by Fall. Looking forward, Ellington told the Council that a dedicated sustainable income source needs to be identified for Escambia Countys beach renourishment projects, perhaps from local option sales tax. The availability of local funding improves a projects likelihood of state funding. Visit Pensacola President Steve Hayes gave an overview of the market research, sales leads and tourism marketing in his quarterly report. The difference between the summer and fall provided details about promotions, contests and visitor center activity. The comprehensive report included success in increas the Visit Pensacola newsletter, to download a Visitors Guide and to view the accommodations page. Council Chairman Nash Patel invited Colleen Sinor of Mad Dog Productions to discuss the projects to Escambia County. Sinor, whose companys credits include Transformers, G.I. Joe and television shows such as Burn Notice, advised the Council to develop some incentives to bring Not porn. Not garbage, she said. The movies we produce are on the shelf at Target and WalMart. Jean Claude Van Dam is in one of our upcoming projects. Patel commented favorably. We have a lot of different ways to put heads in beds. This is an opportunity that we are missing. The TDC next meeting is Tuesday, June 3 at 3 p.m. the Old Courthouse, 223 Palafox Place. Council Member Nan Harper represents Pensacola Beach. The meetings are open to the public. Council Requests State Budget More Funds For Shoreline Restoration Free Star Gaze Friday & Saturday April 4 5 Dusk Gulfside Pavilion Weather permittinghosted by Escambia Amateur Astronomers Gulf Breeze Mayor Beverly Zimmern, center, proclaimed April 11-25 Paint This Town Purple days. Joining her in cancer by decorating businesses and homes are (L to R): Brenda Hamamura, American Cancer Society Relay Specialist; Marianne Tibbits, Activities and Entertainment Chair; Mayor; Ashley Alverson, Luminaria Committee Member; Jo Ann Rose, Luminaria Chair; and Pensacola Beach resident Mary Ann Claus, Publicity Chair. The Relay for Life will take place Friday, April 25 through Saturday, April 26 at the Gulf Breeze High School track.

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PAGE 6 Island Times March 13, 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 ChowderA misty winter brings a pleasant spring, a pleasant winter a misty spring. If you believe this old Irish proverb (and why wouldnt you), then you most pleasant spring. To actually call the winter weather weve had misty is an understatement. Weve had some ferocious winter storms including the Great Ice Blizzard so more sunshine and a pleasant spring sounds lovely. spring yet, but its close enough to taste. Thankfully, our clocks have all been changed to a more reasonable time frame. Im not sure how I ever managed to survive before Daylight Savings Time was created. Whoever came up with that idea was clearly a genius. During the short days of winter, my daylight hours are so miniscule I only have a couple to get things done. Thats what happens when your best sleeping hours are between 5:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. By the time I drink enough coffee to clear the brain fog, the sun is beginning to set. Its amazing how much difference one hour can make, but it does. I know its all technically the same amount of time, but it feels like more. And I am very happy to have it back and would be even happier if we never changed it again. Hopefully, everyone had enough practice during our excellent Mardi Gras season to participate in the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. Its not something you can just jump into. Well, you can; you just probably wont make the whole Crawl or you may actually be crawling by the last stop. Of course in the beginning, we didnt have quite as many pubs as we have now. Wed start at the original Bobby Ds Beach Bar located in the heart of the Sandspur Republic. Thats where the Queen was announced and the Coronation took place. After that, we just pretty much followed the Queen wherever she went until we ran out of daylight or pubs. Of course St. Patricks Day will always remind me of my beloved friend, the late Paddy Blake (one of the creators of the now infamous Pub Crawl). Paddy and Richard Dancer (who owned the beach laundry at that time) rented a big, long black limousine so they could ride in leisure up and down the one street on the island. It was a series of very short rides actually since they stopped to drink an Irish cocktail at each of the local watering holes. Im pretty sure they made more than one visit to each or they would have just one story about the legendary Island Pub Crawl as with so many of our beach events; just another brainchild of a couple of local Irishmen who loved to play on the beach. Paddy used to always say that I was the only person who could call his wife Shirley and ask her if Paddy could come out and play. Shirley would just laugh and say, Hold on, Ill get him. He said she would have killed anyone else who even had the thought! But I didnt just love Paddy, I loved Shirley, too, and still do. Weve had a lot of fun together over the years. The most fun was when people thought Shirley was drinking heavily when she wasnt actually drinking anything alcoholic at all. The more intoxicated people thought she was, the more fun we had. Shirley and I would be literally falling off our barstools laughing so hard. Christmas stuff put away in the storage room (I am proud that I accomplished that before St. Patricks Day), we are now surrounded by Mardi Gras debris. Well, its not actually debris because Im not throwing it away..yet. It just looks like mounds of purple, green, gold, shiny, glittering, scraps, beads, jewelry all the accoutrements necessary to participate in Mardi Gras. Lord knows how long it will take to return to normal around here. I loathe as cleaning and laundry. Maybe all for Easter. The Vodka Tip for this week: Using a cotton ball, apply vodka to your face as an astringent to cleanse the skin and tighten pores. See? I told you Vodka makes you pretty! I love how quickly our little community can come together whenever we feel our paradise is being threatened by unwelcome attention and publicity. Our beach has changed and grown over the 30 plus years Ive been a resident. But we have always been proud of having a clean and safe environment for our families and visitors to enjoy and create unforgettable memories to be passed down for generations. One thing I know for sure we will continue to do whatever necessary to ensure that our community and our little slice of paradise will remain as pristine and unspoiled as possible. Another thing I know for sure theres gonna be some left-over Corned Beef out here. And Ive got a great recipe to use it all. This is similar to the way we made our Corned Beef Hash at the Sand Dollar Caf and we sure sold a whole lot of it! We always covered the corned beef with aluminum foil and baked it in the convection oven until it was fork tender. More accurately, we used the taste test..more often than really necessary. That was some good stuff. Hope you enjoy this as much as we did back in our restaurant days. So, lets cook..Corned Beef Hash 2 Tbsp. butter 4 Cups cooked corned beef, cubed 2 Cans diced potatoes, drained Tsp. black pepper Saute onion in butter until tender. Mix with corned beef, potatoes and pepper. Mash together until well mixed. Form patties by placing approximately 3 inch ball of mixture between mately 1 inch thick. Brown patties on each side in hot skillet. Enjoy, and share my favorite Irish proverb: A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig. Have a safe and happy St. Patricks Day! See ya in the kitchen Paddy Blake

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Island Times PAGE 7 March 13, 2014 www.bankofthesouth.com 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home 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 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 By Cross in the Sand A Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Whimsical Home Decor Teachers Childrens Gourmet Mermaids and more....Spring has sprung!850-206-3156 Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday and Lent. These words sound like they would not go together at all. In fact the only thing that many people know about Mardi Gras is that it is party time. Well, it may be of interest to know the beginning of this celebration and how it was part of a deeper spiritual event that would follow. So here we go in getting to know our celebrations a bit more. Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday, which refers to the Carnival celebration that is always the day before Ash Wednesday. In fact there would not be a Mardi Gras celebration if it were not for Ash Wednesday and Lent. The way I want you to think about it I to consider any football rivalry, say Alabama and Auburn. People arrives days before the game wearing their schools colors and shouting Roll Tide or War Eagle. The party that goes on before the game is like Mardi Gras, but when the game starts the struggle begins. There will be ups and down throughout the game, but it is still a struggle. Lent is that struggle until someyear that someone is Jesus being resurrected on Easter Sunday. Lent is a time in the church when we are reminded of the struggle Jesus went through in the wilderness for 40 days. It own lives and how we live before God. Ash Wednesday is all about reminding ourselves that we are but here for a short time, anyway we look at it Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust. We all live uncertain lives and our life can and will be over in the twinkling of an eye. The time of Lent in the life of the church is 40 days, not counting Recycling is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on the community. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and to Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA) customers. Although sorting is not required, it is very important that only recyclable items be placed in the ECUA-provided recycling container to avoid contamination. Heres a list of items accepted in the ECUAs program: Glass; any color Newspaper & Inserts Magazines & Catalogs Junk Mail & Envelopes Cardboard Phone Books Plastic Produce Clamshells Plastics No. 1 through 7 Plastic Milk Jugs; 2-Liters; bottles and containers Plastic Plastic Cups, Plates, Utensil Aluminum Cans & Lids Pet Food Cans and Dry Pet Food Bags Aluminum Foil Baking Pans Balls of Tin Foil; Foil Pie Tins Tin and Bubble Wrap Cardboard Egg CartonsSundays. It is a time to repent. It is a time to look deep into ourselves, knowing that something better is coming. That something is Easter or Resurrection, and it may be difEaster without taking the journey through Lent. We have been through the celebration of Mardi Gras, and Ash Wednesday is past. I hope we can all remember our struggles that will end on Easter morning.Not Everything Fit For Recycling Bin

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PAGE 8 Island Times March 13, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7

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PAGE 9 Island Times March 13, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online www.MyIslandTimes.com Gorgeous 100 foot sound front lot. New seawall with riprap and beach. MLS 455989 $399,000 The Mystic Krewe of Nereids were awarded Best Costume in the March 2 Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade. Krewe members preparing to parade are (front row, L to R): Lila Cox, Becky Shearman and Sandi Johnson. Back row (L to R) are: Monette Hodges, Queen Marilyn LeNormand, Peggy Henshall and Paulette Provost. If you missed them on the parade route, look for Pensacola Beachs all female krewe to lead the Chambers Mermaid Parade, Sunday, September 21 at the Taste of the Beach at the Casino Beach. Mermaids and mermen are welcome to join the procession.

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PAGE 10 Island Times March 13, 2014 We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. 850-932-1417 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key Sailing SHAMROCK SPECIALS Burger of the Month Shamrock Burger $5 Single Paddy Burger served from March 10 th -14 th only St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl Monday, March 17 We are Lucky Stop # 13 @ 4 pm Buy a t-shirt Eat Drink & Be Irish ATTENTION CURRENT AND FORMER WATERFRONT PROPERTY OWNERS: Did you receive your BP Settlement?If you owned waterfront property along the Gulf Coast between April 20, and December 31, 2010, you may be eligible for thousands of dollars in compensation through the BP settlement fund (as long as you have not already signed a release with BP), simply for owning your waterfront property during that time, and regardless of whether you had vacation rentals or not. If you sold waterfront property along the Gulf Coast between April 20, and December 31, 2010, you may be eligible for tens of thousands of dollars in compensation through the BP settlement fund (as long as you have not already signed a release with BP). If you entered into a sales agreement to sell your waterfront property after April 20, 2010, and closed prior to December 31, 2010, you may be automatically entitled to compensation regardless of whether you can prove loss of value to your waterfront property or not. Our process for this type of claim is simple, and we do everything for you. Our 15% fee is due only if we collect from BP, and you will not be liable for any costs or expenses in addition to the fee. If we fail to collect from BP, you will not owe us any costs, expenses or fees. Call us or email us now with your waterfront physical address and we will check your waterfront propertys eligibility on our interactive map for potential loss of use and or sales loss compensation. 251-928-0192 No representation is made that the quality of the legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services to be performed by other attorneys. The Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center fundraising event, the Amazing Race for Survival, to be held at Navarre Beach Park, Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The funds raised by this event will support the NBSTCCs future growth and sea turtle conservation efforts. Participants in the Amazing Race for Survival will face 10 challenges ranging from sea turtle puzzles at Navarre Pier to paddling out to the Navarre Beach snorkeling reef. It is a timed event with awards for the fastest teams who successfully complete 7 challenges. There will also be awards in other categories. Teams will have to include one adult and one minor. "We are excited to be hosting ing event," said Cathy Holmes, Project Director. "This will be fun way for families to learn about sea turtle conservation. NBSTCC, a 501 (c) 3 organization, began in 2013 and is dedicated to conservation and protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles through community education programs and partnered research. This event was created by Barge Middle School in Escambia County. It was then chosen by Pace High School Students working with Health Opportunities through Physical Education as their class project for 2014. For more information see www.navarrebeachseaturtles.org Amazing Challenge Race Set For Sea Turtles A newcomer to the Shoe Box Float construction industry, Brayden Glover, left, earned a top spot in the March 4 contest at Paradise Bar and Grill. His mom Gena is a well-known bedazzler, so she teamed up with him to add the necessary bling. And, yes, that is 2014 Krewe of Wrecks Captain Dan Smith in the background. He was not photobombing, but, merely making his way back to the dance of Mardi Gras on the Island.

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PAGE 11 Island Times March 13, 2014 rfnrrtbf rfnftrfntbfrrnrnbn n brffffntr b f f f b frrnrnrthe beachs news available worldwide To all the people who fought for what they believed in, and helped dissuade 495 Productions from choosing Pensacola Beach Kimberly Blair with the Pensacola News Journal, for her insightful and timely articles about the show, which galvanized community action PBA members who voiced their concern to our community leaders; ; Andy and Amanda Harris for their petition against the show; The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board for taking a stand against the show and sending the producers a not welcome here letter; Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson for his outspoken stance against the show; Pensacola Beach Advocates Informed Citizens Giving a Voice to the Beach www.pbadvocates.orgTHANK YOU!

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Island Times March 13, 2014 PAGE 12 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Suite 5 PensacolaGet Well Feel Good Look Great Womens Health Chronic Illness Hormone Replacement Anti-Aging New Patients Welcome Medicare & Tricare 10 miles from the Beach Call for Appointment Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston FREE DELIVERY TO THE BEACH GULF BREEZE & PENSACOLA Gift Sets LipstickSusan Haselton-KelleyMary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantHeres to a more beautiful you!Free Gift with orders over $40Easy ordering online or by phone850-934-3865 MaryKay.com/shaselton Eye Shadow Fragrances Skin Care Sunscreen LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 S unrise and S unset with Safari-Su 98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 we offer Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com FIT BEACHBy Susan Haselton-BarrBy Geoff KalmbachA frequent question I hear over and over is, Why is it taking me so long to lose weight? I know how frustrating it can be to lose weight at a slower rate, especially when you're used to the weight just falling off. The good new is, losing weight can be as simple as making a few changes in your life in order to promote long-term healthy eating habits and regular activity. Of course, there are certain factors that may influence your metabolism and make it difficult to lose weight, some of which you have control over and some of which you can't control. Over the years Ive worked with many clients helping to pinpoint those areas that affect them and keep them from losing weight and in doing so, identified several key factors that can slow down your weight loss. Family Heredity Your genetic makeup and family history can influence weight, the way you are built, and the rate of your metabolism. By looking at your family and its health history you might be able to find some genetics that are inhibiting your weight loss. Men vs. Women I know you've heard this before, but it's true. Men are different from women. Men have more muscle, which means a faster metabolism and quicker weight loss. Women carry extra body fat for bearing children, which means a slower metabolism resulting in slower weight loss. Age It's true, as you get older your metabolism slows down. Your metabolism decreases about 1 percent per year starting in your late 20's. That's why it's not unusual to gain a few extra pounds each year. Body Shape What shape is your body? Are you shaped like an apple or a pear? If you are shaped like a pear you carry your weight in your hips and thighs. This means a slower metabolism with a lower risk of weightrelated diseases. If you are shaped like an apple, you carry your weight around the middle. While you have a faster metabolism and can lose weight easier, you do have a higher risk of weight related diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and heart disease. Other factors that can affect your weight loss and slow down your metabolism is the amount of muscle mass compared to fat mass, eating and exercise behavior and your set point theory. Your set point theory is an internal control mechanism that dictates how much weight your body wants to carry, a higher set point means a higher body weight. We implement the principles of nutrition and exercise in addition to a few secrets to re-adjust our clients set point. The great news about all of the factors mentioned above, is with a better eye on feeding and exercise habits you can overcome all of them. Consistency is the key. If youre curious about our set point secrets, text Island Times to 305-393-1282 to reserve a complimentary fitness and nutrition consult today. Geoffs unique methods have been featured online, in national magazines, newspapers, radio and even on ABC and CBS television programs. Jambo (hello) Everybody! My question of the week is profound, When you put a pair of socks in the washer, why does only one sock come out of the dryer? Is there a great sock pile in the sky that contains the second sock? These are the things I ponder in an effort to de-stress my life. My mental gymnastics created another new epiphany. Why am I getting up at 6 a.m. when I am truly a night person? Self-employment allows me the opportunity to make my own schedule and hours, clients permitting. Twenty years ago I was a single person parenting my children. Fortunately, this time was spent in Gulf Breeze. Without any family help, I was the one and only caretaker for my brood of two. Everyone is aware of the time consumed in parenting. I was no exception to this rule. Working late both at my career and maintaining the household was a monumental daily occurrence. I compared housework to wiring an old fashioned circuit board. You spend hours wiring the board to have it come totally unwired in minutes. Then it is back to wiring the circuit board again. I wonder how many times I have circled the world vacuuming the house? My children are now adults and have their own household chores. There is no longer a need to wake up with the chickens. My internal clock works better on a late night time-frame. Seems I kick into productive gear when most are getting ready for bed. Then, when the world is getting up, I am remarkably engaged in my best deep sleeping zone. So why after a decade of being childless, am I dragging myself up at 6 a.m. and setting my schedule around old routines? My car overwhelmingly drives me home by 3 p.m. to meet the school bus. Another 20-year-old rule, not going out, playing or having an adult beverage on school nights. Time to change my routine dont you think? So from now on I declare for my physical and metal health I will sleep until 7:30 a.m. That is when I do not have a bout of insomnia, an appointment or need for early coffee. How about you? P.S. If you have found my missing socks please post on Facebook. Quaharini (Until we meet again)

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Island Times PAGE 13 March 13, 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. Somethings always shakin Monday half price BARE 10 a.m. til close; TX HoldEm & Trivia at 7 p.m., Check out the Gift Shop. 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 March 13, 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. Calendar5: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 8: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 9: 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 11: Crawfish Festival, Bamboo Willies. Thru 14th 12: Tour de Cure Bike event. 850492-6100 ext. 3131 13: Pensacola Beach Half Marathon. 7 am. Post run party at Flounders. 15: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 17: Sunset Tri, Portofino 17: Business After Hours, Sandshaker, 5:30 pm 19: Fee Free at Fort Pickens 20: Easter Sunrise Services at Gulfside Pavilion, Quietwater Amphitheatre 22: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 23: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 25: Relay for Life Gulf Breeze HIgh School Stadium. 26: Lakeview 5K at the Gulfside Pavilion. 8 a.m. 28: Skills USA teams arrive 29: 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 MARCH 13: PB Womans Club Fashion Show. 11 a.m. Our Lady. 14: Go Irish on the Island Scavenger Hunt. www.pensacolabeachchamber.com 16: TriGulfCoast Bike Ride and Wet Suit Demonstration, 7-10 am. Casino Beach 17: St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. www. PensacolaBeachChamber.com 17: Green Bikini Contest, Bamboo Willies. 5 p.m. 20: Ft. Pickens Bike Ride. 10 am 22: Pedaling Pickens,10 am. Shipwreck event. 10:30 am 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.com 29: Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts. Gulf Breeze High School lot. Thr 30th.APRIL1: RESTORE Public Input Meeting. Pensacola Beach Community Church, 6-7 pm 1: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 4: PBES Bike Safety Rodeo 4: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay. Ends at the Beach VIC. Thru April 5. 4: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 5: Amazing Race Sea Turtle Conservancy, Navarre Beach. 8-5 Pensacola Humane Society has adoptable dogs, 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. 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 Please recycle Share this newspaper with a friend

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Island Times PAGE 15 March 13, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopesARIES (March 21 to April 19) You'll want to discourage well-meaning but potentially illadvised interference in what you intend to accomplish. Your work has a better chance to succeed if TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The Bovine's well-deserved reputation for loyalty could be tested if you learn that it might be misplaced. But don't rely on rumors. Check the stories out before you decided to act. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You've been going on adrenaline for a long time, and this unexpected lull in a recent spate of excitement could be just what you need to restore your energy levels. Enjoy it. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Friends can be counted on to help you deal with a perplexing personal situation. But remember to keep your circle of advisers limited only to those you're sure you can trust. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Security-loving Lions do not appreciate uncertainty in any form. But sometimes changing situations can reveal hidden stresses in time to repair a relationship before it's too late. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time for single Virgos to make a love connection. Be careful not to be too judgmental about your new "prospect" -at least until you know more about her or him. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your sense of justice helps you resolve a problem that might have been unfairly attributed to the wrong person. Spend the weekend doing some long-neglected chores. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You might feel justified in your anger toward someone you suspect betrayed your trust. But it could help if you take the time to check if your suspicions have substance. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Ignore distractions if you hope to accomplish your goal by the deadline in sight, and you should be able to cross it with time to spare. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your creative self continues to dominate through much of the week. Also, despite a few problems that have cropped up, that recent romantic connection seems to be thriving. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) As curious as you might be, it's best to avoid trying to learn a colleague's secret. That sort of knowledge could drag you tion at some point down the line. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Instead of spending wondering if you can meet your deadline, you need to spend more time actually working toward reaching it. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a natural gift for attracting new friends, who are drawn to your unabashed love of what life should be all about. VISIT THESE LOCAL BUSINESSES FUNNY CARS850-932-4949 www.funnycars-pensacolabeach.com 850-932-7724www.FusionSpaSalonAveda.com SPECIAL OFFER: Redeem for 10% off your next spa or salon experience. Can't be combined with any other offer. 850-934-5456 www.lillostuscangrille.com SHOGUN HIBACHI & SUSHI850-677-8889 SPECIAL OFFER: 2 Roll Special; $6.99 Kids Lunch Hibachi Special; $5.99Must bring in coupon to redeem. 850-916-4386 www.funstore.com SPECIAL OFFER: Redeem for 10% off any retail purchase. 888-935-8827 SPECIAL OFFER: Redeem for 10% off. Soundside Market is located on Pensacola Beach across from the Hilton. 5 Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach, FL Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced dates for two free archaeology activities. Tour de Fort is a bicycling tour of the archaeological sites along the Florida National Scenic Trail near Fort Pickens. Partici pants will rendezvous on Thursday, March 20 at the Fort Pickens Auditorium at 10 a.m., where an archaeologist will present a short program prior to the bicycle tour. The bike ride is approximately four miles in length and lasts about two hours. The tour will stop at sites where the archaeol ogy, history, and ecology of the area will be discussed. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, your bicycle, and helmet. Shipwrecks of Pensacola Bay is an indoor presentation by Dr. Della Scott-Ireton of FPAN on Saturday, March 22 at the Fort Pickens Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The presentation includes the history and archeology of Pensacola Bay. The programs are free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For more information call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850934-2600. Fort Pickens Park Ranger Mike Ay mond was the leader of the pack of cyclists who participated in the Pedaling Pickens Fort Tour March 8. He will lead a simi lar tour Saturday, March 22.

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PAGE 17 Island Times March 13, 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.comBusinessBuzz Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: Has Microsofts Internet Explorer Been Hacked Again? A: Yes, security experts have confirmed that, in January of this year, hackers found a new way to exploit a vulnerability in Internet Explorer. In one case, the computers were compromised when people visited the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) website. In another, the computers were affected when visiting the website of a French Aerospace Association. Some security analysts report that the number of affected computers continues to increase. On March 11, Microsoft released 5 new software patches, Internet Explorer. That update is be labeled critical which means that Microsoft has tagged the problem as being the highest all versions of Internet Explorer, from version 6 to version 11 (the newest one) and all versions of Windows. All users should download those updates thru the Windows Update feature of their computers. Four of those updates are directed at Windows XP, which is now 13-years-old. One of those updates is also labeled critical. The updates are intended to close holes in the operating system that are allowing hackers to bypass security features in the Windows operating system. That software update is expected to be one of the last before Microsoft retires the Windows XP operating system on April 8. After that date, the only computer users who will get XP software updates will be those who are paying a $200 annual fee for each computer. Microsoft is urging users to migrate away from Windows XP, but without much success. Almost 30 percent of Microsofts customer base is still using Windows XP, because it is easy to use and works well with older software. However, Internet Explorer 8 is the highest version that is compatible with XP, and it is now incompatible with some websites. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156SPILL WITNESSLocal ad execs and public relations gurus are hosting CNN correspondent David Mattingly who was on the scene as the effects of the Deepwater Horizons Disaster impacted the Gulf Coast. His presentation is Wednesday, March 26, 11:30 1 p.m. at New World Landing. Tickets are $25 and available at AAFPensacola.com.CRITICAL FIXIsland Times Computer Guy Joe Stukey alerts all who are plugged in to download a Microproblems with security of Inter net Explorer. See his column on this page. MIND YOUR MOTHERBeach businesses flourish when the islands pristine sands and crystal clear water are protected and safe. Its takes good stewardship, education and an ongoing effort to retain what Mother Nature has provided. Heres to the Pensacola Beach Advocates, Margaritaville, Holi day Inn Express, ECUA, SRIA and the media who are supporting the Earth Day...islandstyle and Sea Turtle Homecoming, May 3 at the Casino Beach. Do your part, too. Reuse, Reduce, Recycle.CHAMBER CHATTERBeach Chamber President Nicole Stacey attended Tour ism Days, March 11-12 in Tallahassee. The event encourages networking, information sharing and meetings between tourism SPIRITED EVENTRespected California psychotherapist and author Barbara Lamb and renowned medium Sharon Renae will headline the Life, Health & Spirit Metaphysical Expo on Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel in Pensacola. Presented by Unlimited Horizons of the Emerald Coast, this years event will feature more than 60 respected alternative and natural health practitioners, healers, psychics, mediums, authors and vendors who specialize in helping people explore, connect with and expand their inner selves.PILING DRIVEDid you buy a piling to support the Beach School? Its a $500 donation and your name will be forever in the Schools office. Lesser amounts are welcome. A $40 donation offsets the cost of a students chair. www.PBES.orgLONG RUN BIG PARTYIf you can run a Half Marathon on April 13, then you get to attend the big blowout at Flounders after the race. Awards and big fun. Volunteers are welcome. joerelaxo@gmail.com or gulfcoasthalf.com for more details. Are You Kidding? Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. She decided that some of their antics needed to be shared with the Island Times readers! a very early age. When he him rummaging around in the kitchen. A few minutes later he bread, cooked in the microwave. Mike, being the sensitive dad that his is, dutifully closed his eyes, held his nose and ate the In the late 1970s and 80s children wrote about everything they saw and did. This was the Language Experience Approach. A kindergartner, getting off the covered her eyes and instructed her peers, Dont wook, dont wook, well have to wite!

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PAGE 18 Island Times March 13, 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 Thursday, Mar 13: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Mar 14: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 15: Dennis Gossman & Ricky Lee Phelps, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 16: High Horse, 3 pm Tuesday, Mar 18: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Mar 19: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Mar 20: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Mar 21: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 22: Dennis Gossman & Greg Pendleton, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 23: Southern Breeze, 3-7 pm Tuesday, Mar 25: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Mar 26: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Mar 27: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Mar 28: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 29: Crosstown, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 30: Dennis Gossman and Tomato, 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 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Never Hurts To Tri Mar 17 6 PM St. Paddys Pub Crawl Stop #16 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Trivia Darts paddyolearysirishpub.comHappy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 St. Paddys Week of Events March 1017 lets sham-rock! Upcoming...Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K, March 29. NAS Pensacola. RunRockNFly.com Gulf Coast Interstate Relay, April 4-6. Finish line, Pensacola Beach. GulfCoastInterstateRelay.comNews And NotesTriGulfCoast is the triathlon club of Northwest Florida and is one of the best triathlon organizations in the United States. Im saying that as a past president of the club who has tremendous admiration and respect for the accomplishments of the current administration. The Board of Directors, headed by President Mindi Straw, has greatly increased membership (to about the members. The club, of course, conducts the famous Mere Mortals training group throughout the summer. This tremendously successful training to those new to the sport and experienced triathletes as well starting in June. Additionally, TGC also facilitates informal group training opportunities and organizes social gatherings as well. On Sunday, March 16, there will be a group ride starting at Casino Beach at 7 a.m. TGC members will be participating new to triathlon and the public are and be familiar with the rules of the road. That same day TGC Bridge in Gulf Breeze. ProspecThe Bridge is located at the south end of the Pensacola Bay Bridge. www.trigulfcoast.org. The 7th Annual Run For held on Pensacola Beach on April nized this race to help support the program and raise awareness for these issues in Northwest Florida. The race begins at Casino Beach and will follow the Santa the Gulf of Mexico and loops at T-shirts are guaranteed to post-race celebration with food, refreshments, door prizes and awards will follow the run. Music and Rewind. More information On Saturday, June 21, the Pensacola Runners Association (PRA) will present the Gary race will start at Casino Beach at to honor the memory of Gary money for outstanding senior scholar-athletes in Northwest Florida in Garys name. The competition will be and loop in the neighborhoods along the Gulf of Mexico. It will feature great technical race shirts artist Bill Adair. The post-race celebration will be held at The music, refreshments, door prizes more information, go to www. pensacolarunners.com. The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon is currently offering complimentary registration to those athletes who were entered in celled and the Board of Directors deferred those registrations to this through April 1 and any remaining slots for the 19th annual race more information, email charlesgheen@gmail.com. Costumed athletes powered through a 3.1 mile run March 1 during the Circle K 5K on Pensacola Beach. Photo left: Mike Green is a refreshing cola runner who earned fourth place in his age division with a time of 26:45. Pensacola Beachs Tom Luke earned second place in the Circle K 5K in his age group. He clocked a 44:17 as a walker.

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Island Times PAGE 19 March 13, 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! 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Tyler Mac Band 8:30 PM Fri 3/21 & Sat 3/22 Class X, 9 PM Sun 3/23 Lektric Mullet, 4 PM Sat, Mar 15 9 pmPot OGold Party with Trunk MonkeySun, Mar 16 4 pmSt. Paddys Warm Up Party with The Red Field Mon, Mar 17 6 pm Come Early Pub Crawl Party with Hippie Radio Pub Crawl Stop 6:30 St. Paddys Costume Contest 7 pm Shake Your Shamrocks!sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 Fri 3/28 & Sat 3/29 Buzzcut, 9 PM Sunday 3/30 Dunnottar, 4 PM Mon, Mar 17 6 pm Come Early Mon, Mar 17 6 pm Come Early Pub Crawl Party Pub Crawl Party with Hippie Radio with Hippie Radio Pub Crawl Shirts for Sale Mondays Specials all Day! Mondays Specials all Day! 1/2 price BARE, 10 am close St. Paddys Costume Contest St. Paddys Costume Contest Somethings Always Shakin Go Irish with us! Get your Shaker T-Shirt Lektric Mullet, 4 Get your Shaker T-ShirtThese little teases of spring followed by blasts of cold are starting to annoy me just a little. How about you? Well, I have some good news. The Jasmine at my house are blooming, trees are budding and the azaleas and daffodils are showing their colors, start moving and we are going to start catching Pompano. Oh, and the weatherman says temperatures are going to be in the high 70s all week. Just to be sure, I stopped in at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle. Vic agrees with me. Any day now, the Pompano will be biting. Dont forget to register for their ongoing Pompano Tourney. Its only twenty dollars and the t-shirts look pretty cool. Huge shoutout to Bryce Turner. He took three of my rods and re-did them for spring. As usual, he did an outstanding job. Sheepshead will be the story this month and Im already hearing how much bigger the catches have been. Mid to late month will be the perfect time. Plenty of Amberjack offshore as well. Hope you have your boat ready. Those ever illusive Cobia are just around the corner, too. I hear they are taking bets (for fun) among the anglers at the Pier on caught. Its going to be late, late March or early April, I think. I was talking to Trace Lewis the other night at poker, and he told me he just hasnt had the me to my second shoutout to Saltwater Rick. I used to say the same thing to him too busy, too tired, too lazy. Thanks, Rick for reminding me you can always to Island Times for giving me the opportunity to share my stories with our readers. Rick was right. All is right when I am on the So, what are you guys still reading this for? The weathers St. Paddys Day. Wishing you the luck of the Irish during your next Tex Atkinson came in hot during the February Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun poker games on Pensacola Beach. He was named the Player of the Month after amassing three wins and two second place titles. He recently moved back to the beach and hosted a House Warming Party Poker Game, February 21. Ted Gorder took top honors at the party followed by Mike Wood. of sixteen. Poker playing diva Terri last month and picked up a hand of four fours March 3 at the Sandshaker. Thats a special hand at our games, said Richard Uzdevenes, owner of Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. She gets a special chip to commemorate her signature 4444 Fun hand. Players dodged ice storms and Mardi Gras parties to keep time at the felt. Regular weekly tourneys are held at the Sandshaker, Paddys and the historic Islander Lounge, which is the oldest continuously operating bar on the Beach. The results follow: Sandshaker Lounge Feb. 3: Todd Lentini,winner, Mike Wood, runner-up Feb. 10: Pat Dawkins, winner, Terri McKamey, runner-up Feb. 17: Wade, winner, Miguel Thompson, runner-up Feb. 24: Jon Woodham, winner, Pete Falgout, runner-up Pelican Lounge Feb. 4: Tex Atkinson, winner, Deb Friedman, runner-up Feb. 11: Tex Atkinson, winner, Jon Woodham, runner-up Paddy OLearys Feb 6: Todd Lentini, winner, Ted Gorder, runner-up Feb. 13: Tex Atkinson, winner, Pete Falgout, runner-up Feb. 27: Miguel Thompson, winThe Islander Feb. 19: Deb Friedman, winner, JB, runner-up Feb. 26: Todd Lentini, winner, Tim Rinker, runner-up Games are no longer being held at the Pelican Lounge, but have returned to The Islander Lounge. Although there is a core group of poker playing divas and card sharps at the weekly games, anyone interested in playing Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun is welcome to grab a seat. Visitors, tourists, Spring Breakers, old timers and new residents should give it a try, said Uzdevenes. No need to be intimidated at Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. Friendly dealers and you only need a basic knowledge of the game. For more information, call 850-324-2667.Tex Takes Hold Em TitlePensacola Bay Center has sixteen ticketed events in the month of March making this one of the busiest months for them in recent history. Ticketed events included a Monster Jam truck performance last weekend. Upcoming are: March 14 and March 15 Ice Flyers vs. Rivermen March 16 Elton John Concert March 19 23 Cirque du Soleils Varekai (7 performances) March 28 Third Day and Skillet March 29 Gala of Royal Horses (2 performances) The Bay Center also hosts private events. Cyndee Pennington, SMGs General Manager for Pensacola Bay Center, comments, To have 39 events in 31 days, well, lets just say we are very busy. Our staff is almost working around the clock to prepare for all the events, but this is what we do and we enjoy it. Tickets are still available for the listed events. Visit pensacolabaycenter.com for more information. Bravo For The Busy Bay Center

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