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Volume IX, Number 26 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 15, 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 Sermon At SunriseThe Reverend Dr. Tom Garrison, pastor of the Pensacola Beach Community Church will lead the traditional sunrise service, Sunday, April The service begins at 6 a.m. and is open to the public. For more, hop over to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times April 15, 2014 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Easter Events Friday, April 18 3 p M Stations of the Cross, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Corner of Avenida & Via de Luna 7 PM Good Friday Service at Park West by Central Waterside Church Saturday, April 19 9 AM Easter Egg Hunt, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Corner of Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. Free and open to the public. Hunt areas for three age groups. 10:30 AM to Noon Eggstravaganza at Paradise Grill, 21 Via de Luna. Dye eggs, Easter Egg Hunt, Best Easter Basket Contest, games and crafts. No charge and open to the public. Sunday, April 20 6 AM Sunrise Service. Rev. Tom Garrison and Interfaith Ministries, Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Open to the public. 6 AM Sunrise Baptism. Worship at the Water, Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church at Flounders 6 AM Sunrise Service. Central Waterside Church at Hemingways 6:30 AM Sunrise Service & Baptism. Calvary Coastline Church, Gulfside Pavilion. All are welcome 7 AM Free Pancake Breakfast, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Ends at 9 AM8:00 AM Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption 8:00 AM Central Waterside Church at Hemingways. Also at 9:30 AM8:45 AM Worship at the Water at Flounders. Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church 9:45 AM Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption 10 AM Easter Service, Pensacola Beach Community Church 1 PM Shaggys Easter Egg Hunt. 701 PBeach Blvd. Ends at 3 PM Weekend Events Cater To Easter Egg Hunters, Early Risers Chamber Wins Award, Brings Celebrity Chef To The Beach Island Times Celebrity Chef Carla Hall


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 April 15, 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 WINGS49Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: Half Price Bottles of Wine Wed: Raw Oyster Specials Thurs: Baked Oyster Specials Pensacola Beach Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Our Lady of the Assumption Pensacola Beach Stations of the Cross 3 8 & 9:45 Please join us during Holy Week Our Lady Pensacola Beach Gulf Breeze St. Ann Gulf Breeze Mass 6:30 Stations of the Cross 3 Veneration of the Cross 6 Easter Vigil 7 Mass 8:15 & 11 The Islander Newspaper March 27, 1984 Precisely at 4:25 a.m. last Tuesday, Spring arrived officially on Pensacola Beach. Not too many people leaped out of bed to welcome the phenomenon of the Vernal Equinox because all islanders know when Spring arrives. They simply check the Beer Can-Broken Bottle-Half Ham Sandwich Index. Spring appears on the beach with the overwhelming wave of visitors and tourists who converge on whenever and at whatever time it may be. These folks take one look at the white sands which have been clear of debris for several months, and decide to do something about it. Their battle cry seems to be Litterers, Ho! in our community are the endless mounds of junk that visitors throw around with reckless abandon, and at a speed which makes light rays appear to stand the work crews can pick it up and haul it away. Litter getter crews are expanded during the season and all are paid through the SRIA. In other words, the monies paid to the Island Authority by local residents and businesses goes to the staff which picks up after everyone from everywhere. How many times have you seen a beach person drive down the street tossing beer bottles out of both windows? I have lived on this island almost six years and I can honestly say that beach residents do not litter. Perhaps, a second harbinger of Spring is the day on which the Pensacola-Escambia Clean Community Commission, calls a meeting of town and beach folks to seek a solution to the repetitious problems. Each year, the concerned members of the committee hash over the same problems, and frequently come up with the same solutions. When the tough anti-litter ordinance was passed over a year or so ago, arrests, plus lots of community service hours would change the litter horror story. Not true. It is almost impossible to enforce the litter law. There is too little manpower and there are too many loopholes. Who will return from Shreveport or Tupelo to serve 50 hours of community service on Pensacola Beach? This year, Ray Tipton, the chairman of the PECCC, hopes to create some hard-nosed solutions to the disgusting litter picture on the beach. He actually plans to ask Escambia County for funds to provide additional staff. He and coordinator, Marilyn Godwin, ting plastic bags to all potential litterers so they will take their trash back with them and leave it in a dumpster. Again, more beach trash bags will be placed along the beach despite the vandals who destroy bag supports by crashing them with their four-wheel drive vehicles. All these ideas will make it easier for folks to put their trash somewhere other than on Pensacola Beach. Each year, Dr. Jim Morgan has asked that a dumpster be placed at the entrance and exits to the island. He has a glimmering hope that such a large container, strictly for tourist usage, could go a long way in the Leave Only Your Footprints campaign. We, at The Islander Newspaper, feel strongly that a campaign based on a pledge, I promise not to litter beautiful Pensacola Beach, might also help. Hotel clerks, waitresses, bartenders, shop keepers all of us who deal with tourists should make a point of bringing up an anti-litter spiel in every conversation. Basically, we believe that most people would listen and respond. After all, this beach seems to belong to everyone, so it is as much the responsibility of the visitor as the local resident to pamper and nurture the worlds most beautiful beaches. They come here to enjoy. Surely, the reckless littering of one of natures few remaining natural areas cannot bring a whole lot of joy. Or does it? After a ten year courtship, Gary Cole and Kim Schmitz tied the knot Friday, April 4 on the sands of Pensacola Beach. Attendants included Bob newlyweds live on Pensacola Beach.


PAGE 4 Island Times April 15, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE slp@saltylensphotography 850-585-9809 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 BARStay and Play Special RatesReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials...Tues & Wed, Apr 15 -16 at 6 PM Bud Smith... Fri, Apr 18 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Sat, Apr 19 at 6 PM Sol Driven Train...Easter Sun, Apr 20 at 3 PM ; Mon, 4/21 & Wed, 4/ 23 Steepwater..Tues, Apr 22 at 6 PM Fish Out Of Water...Tues, Apr 24 at 6 PM Red Dog & Friends...Fri, Apr 25 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Sat, Apr 26 at 6 PM Biscuit Miller & The Mix...Sun, Apr 27 at 3 PM ON STAGE Tourney Easter Weekend April 18-20 T-shirts Awards Weigh ins Music Eggstravaganza Sat, Apr 19 10:30 -Noon Hunt, Dye Eggs Easter Basket Contest Clark Allen complete lawn care, WAVE FAMOUSThe Beachs Freddy Esposito chided that it must have been a slow day for news in Florida after USA Today picked up the News Journals story about The Wave Skateboard Park reunion and used it as their featured Florida news spot April 3. Steve Glover reminded him that the park was the second ever built in the entire state which put Pensacola on the leading edge of the wheeledsports world. ART WORLDArtists from near and far populated the Gulf Breeze High School parking lot during the Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts! The Beachs banker Judy Lenderman was assisting her boyfriend Dan Malinsky in his booth which was right up the midway from artist Mary Easley. Art fans the Beachs Art and Wine Festival will be October 19. MADE HIS MARKKaren Jernigan shared a note that Peg Legs Kitchen Manager Mark Tamayo moved to California. He was one of the pirates crew at PegLegs for 21 years. FIT YOU TO A TEEMorrie Drees, who celebrated his March 29 birthday with dinner at Crabs, has packaged up a mountain of beach history. He said he has been accumulating this stuff for 50 years. He is selling his collection of Pensacola Beach t-shirts which go back, way back representing events and organizations. Look for his contact info on Page 14 of this edition. A TOAST TO TWOIts been two years since Beach sweethearts Brianne and Cullen Stanley tied the knot. They are avid Cobia anglers, so perhaps they will be in the winners circle at the Cobia Phobia this weekend. JERSEY GIRLBlue Sky Gift Shop owner Carol Campbell is a Pensacola hockey-fan like no other. She has Ice Flyer fever during the season and the no-hockey blues when its off season. During the recent Shirt Off His Back jersey give away promotion, Carol was the lucky gal who won player Drew Bakers Ice Flyer jersey. HIGH FIVEBeach leaseholder and retired Realtor Ella Hess is a wealth of knowledge. She sent a note to friends alerting them to something called Silver Pockets Full an event that happens only once every 823 years. No, its not a new slot machine game. Its the odd calendar occurrence during AuSaturdays and Sundays. Plan ahead to maximize the weekends for partying. TENNIS ACESBeach School alums Marley Taylor and Sara Post are lobbing, volleying and serving for success this tennis season. The honor roll students are teammates on the Gulf Breeze High Lady Dolphins tennis team. They are taking on statewide opponents.BEACH TEACHERGraham Pennington is a kindergartner at the Beach School. He announced to his neighbor DJ Zemenick that he likes school, and he loves his teacher, Jennifer Neal. Then, Graham made sure DJ understood what a big man on campus he actually is. He proudly announced that he will be in First Grade in a few weeks. The last day of school is May 30. The Trivia Master told Kathy Christoff to keep her shirt on. Christoffs been shirtless the entire time shes played Island Times trivia. All good things must come to an end. She is now the proud owner of an Island Times trivia t-shirt because she knew that the Quietwater Amphitheatre I think that the Court of the Fiesta of Five Flags started in 1950. If there was a Don Tristan de Luna in 1950, then the 37th less Christoff. I would like a pink shirt. It was the ceremonial landing of Don Tristan de Luna XXXVII amid the colorful antics of the Mayoki Indian tribe. De Luna was none other than Vince Whibbs and his Queen was Mary Kathryn Turner. Tribal dancing complete with a live snake was performed by the Poarch Creek Indians. The entire presentation was on the brand new stage with the beachs biggest seashell as a back drop. It was a Wednesday night kick off event which was preceded grand openings for BZR Turners Aloha Sports and Sal Serios t-shirt shop. Captn Fun opened that week and is the only business that is still operating from the original group. Wendy Ennis (before she was Grice) was the promotions director. All these years later, not too much has changed. The landing is set for May 31 at the same amphitheatre. Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink. The Trivia Master seeks an answer to this thirsty question. How many gallons of water total can be stored in the three tanks near the Beachs toll facility? Grab a drink and think. Send your best guess to along with your name and phone right and you will win an Island Times t-shirt. Get it wrong and you might get your name in the next edition. Deadline to answer is April 22. Good luck UPCOMING EVENTS Thurs, April 17 All Chamber Combined Business After Hours, Sandshaker, 5:30 Sat, April 19 Paddle for Preemies, Fitness Onboard, 9 Preemie Cup Regatta, Key Sailing, 11 Fee Free at Fort Pickens, all weekend Cobia Phobia Weigh In, Paradise, 3-9 Sun, April 20 Cobia Phobia Weigh In, Paradise, 3-6 Sat, May 3Earth Day Islandstyle Innerlight Surf Contest Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party


PAGE 5 Island Times April 15, 2014 Lights! Camera! Action! Jane Birdwell of BPM, left, prepares Pensacola Beach Chamber President Nicole announcement at BLAB studios April 4. Chef Carla Hall of ABC televisions The Chew will headline at the Chambers culinary event, September 19-21 on Pensacola Beach. For more on this story, see page 2. Spanish Television Director Visits IslandGalvez Documentary To Be Filmed In May Santa Rosa Island Author ity Executive Director Buck Lee rolled out the red carpet for an international television director preparing a historic documentary about Bernardo de Galvez. Ignacio Gallego of Cede com Television in Malaga, Spain visited Pensacola Beach last week previewing picturesque and historic areas for his return visit to document the celebration of Galvez Day. Maria Davis, Honorary Vice Consul to Spain and Pensacola Beachs Nan Harper who serves as the Pensacola President of Florida Sister Cities International accompanied Gallego on his tour of Fort Pickens and Pensacola Beach. Viva Florida noted the hisof Great Britain was lowered at the site of Fort George in PenThe proposed Golf Cart Or dinance rolled quickly through the April 9 Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board meeting. The ordinance, which allows carts to operate on Pensacola Beach roads, requires that carts move to the shoulder in order to allow vehicular traffic to pass. The ordinance wording includes a prohibition from traveling across the Bob Sikes Bridge and is subject to an annual review. Per the State statute, drivers must be at least 14-years-old and carts must be equipped with proper headlights if operating after dark. Board Member Dave Pavlock stated, "I knew there were carts being operated on the Beach residents. Hearing no adverse comments from our safety director, I am in favor of it." The ordinance will allow cart owners, drivers and law enforcement guidance on the rules for operation on Pensacola Beach. The proposed ordinance will be considered by the Escambia tion. The island will see a few more water born vehicles in the Sound after the Board approved jet ski rentals be allowed behind Castaways. Owner Guy Olano's request to offer six jet skis for rent was approved. Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon voted against the proposal citing safety and congestion concerns. The island's tourists will be greeted at a new Visitor's Center, after engineers and architects worked through the construction challenges posed by a gas line located in the proposed location at the northern point of the Casino Beach parking lot. According to Architect John Tice, the building after staff's negotiation with the contractor, the project should be ready to move forward. Baskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston updated the Board on the island-wide landscape project, which is paid Funds, but administered by Escambia County. The Via de Luna landscaping is nearing completion, but the project was expanded to include Fort Pickens Road. According to Escambia County Engineer Matt Mooneyham the County Commission will review a change order at their April 29 meeting, which, if approved, would include landscaping for Fort Pickens Road and traffic calming improvements at Portobe scheduled after the summer season. Ron Ellington, executive director of Strategic Planning for Innisfree Hotels, appeared before the Board during their Visitors Forum to announce that the State of Florida will make a decision about additional funding for Beach renourishment by the end of April. If the State funds their half of Pensacola Beachs $17 million renourishment project, their must be local matching funds. At this moment in time, all they have is our comments that Ellington. The feedback we have from some of the members of the Legislative Delegation is that the source of the local matching Board member Janice Gilley said, We know that beach renourishment is necessary. We SRIA staff will work with Chairman Bohannon and Escambia County to report on funding sources at a Special Board Meeting, prior to the April 23 Commit tee Meetings. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna and is open to the public. Vice Consul Maria Davis, Buck Lee and Ignacio Gallegosacola and the victorious Spanish Army commanded by General Bernardo de Glvez accepted the return of West Florida to Spanish Sovereignty. This crucial victory in Pensacola contributed to the eventual triumph of General George Washington and the American Revolution. The City of Pensacola declared May 8 as Galvez Day. Authority Approves Cart Friendly Rules, Jet Ski RentalsRESTORE Officials Reschedule Beach Input MeetingDo you have an opinion about the RESTORE projects? Escambia County officials are seeking your input. The Resources, Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Re vived Economies (RESTORE) Advisory Committee will host a series of public outreach meetings in each Escambia County Commissioners district. The Beach meeting will be Monday, April 28 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Drive.


PAGE 6 Island Times April 15, 2014 by Kathi Lewis 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Pensacola 432-4999Call for directions from the Beach Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors www.pensacolagulfbreezehomes.comindependently owned and operatedIsland Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy Mve In ecias Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage 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 ChowderBill and I were lucky enough to have my sister Gail and hubby Rod Rodriguez of Albany, Georgia (I call Rod my brudder from another Mudder because hes closer than an in-law) join us Arkansas. Its a beautiful natural Resort located in the Ozarks. Since the route from Gails house took us through Memphis, we headed for Graceland and all things Elvis. eye-opener, showcasing all of Elvis gold records during his somewhat short career. Im sure for its day and age, it was considered a very large mansion, but the rooms are much smaller than I imagined. But, the dcor, the 24K gold sinks in every bathroom, brilliant chandeliers and the builtin glass enclosed display cabinets housing some of his most famous costumes were over the top. I was also surprised by the actual number of movies in which Elvis starred. It was more than I remembered even though it is said that he was very disappointed in the industries constant portrayal of him as only a singer. Its a self-guided tour, wearing headphones where you hear music and Lisa Marie Presley describing how it was to actually live there with her Father. We got a giggle when Bill began humming very loud along with the music in his head; and even more so when Rod screamed during his attempt to talk, thereby attracting the attention of everyone within shouting distance. The Automobile Museum was pretty cool and I was immediately attracted to a purple, convertible Cadillac. I felt sure I could hop in for a photograph and hop out again before Security caught me. Need I say I was out voted? I still believe I coulda done it. We also toured the airplanes belonging to Elvis Presley. There was a very large one, named the Lisa Marie and another much smaller one named TCB. There were some large mountains to cross between Memphis and the Resort in Arkansas. It is a great location with many area attractions easily within a day trip. Our accommodations were beautifully furnished with everything we could possibly need. Once again my reputation preceded me when we stopped for breakfast. The waitress took one look at me and said, I remember you. Yall were here last week and I served you. I always just play along (its easier and more fun) and said she was right and I was happy to see her again. Confused the heck out of Gail and Rod though. Gail and Rod became Great Grandparents while we were away. So I got to visit the new Mom and hold the precious tiny Faithlynn Raine Reardon. Oh, what sweetness there is in a precious newly born baby! As much fun and sometimes as necessary as vacations are, theres truly no place like home. Luckily I have plenty of time to get ready for the Easter festivities. As soon as I start seeing all the baskets and decorations, childhood memories begin to late Nancy Harris, loved Easter (along with nearly all holidays) and no matter what our family be, she made sure that we all had inside out: underclothes, lacy socks, patent leather shoes, frilly dresses (slips, if necessary), white gloves, tiny purses and always a beautiful Easter hat. And the coveted beautiful dresses my older sisters wore would be mine as soon as they out-grew, tired of them or fashion changed. That was undoubtedly the beginning of my love for playing dress-up in fancy clothes and fashionable hats. My granddaughter Sissy told me she loves to wear hats and be fashionable. To me, all those beautiful soft pastel colors seemed the colors of early spring after winters with the miraculous Resurrection of Jesus. After He had risen, all the colors of the world would become deeper and brighter (the rebirth of summer). Our family went to Church regularly but my Mother could explain the CruciEaster Bunny at the same time. She not only explained it, but she made sure we understood and there was never a question she hadnt answered. That is one of the wonderful things I most love about her and will always cherish with my whole heart. She allowed us to be children and showed us the joy in life. I do my best to share that with my grand children because I believe its a great gift. Most people dont make a gift out of Easter Eggs, but if you try the recipe from the last issue (especially with your children or grand children) youll know they are beautiful and would make a nice centerpiece for any Easter Dinner table. However, it has come to my attention that there are a whole lotta people out there who really do not know how to properly boil the perfect egg. After this, youll make the perfect boiled eggs. Guaranteed. So, lets cook Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Place one dozen eggs (or how many you plan to cook) in a large saucepan. Eggs are okay to use directly from the refrigerator. IMPORTANT to cover eggs with COLD water then place on medium heat and allow eggs to reach a gentle boil. *A rolling boil will cause eggs to vibrate and crack* Boil gently for 8 minutes, setting a timer. **Cooking eggs too long causes the outer edge of the yolk to turn green** When eggs have reached the proper cooking time, rinse in cold, running water until saucepan is cool to touch. I usually add some ice and let them sit in cold water until eggs feel cool. If you plan to color or dye the eggs, make sure they are thoroughly dry. If you are using eggs in a recipe, heres the easiest way to peel them. After eggs are completely cooled, drain the water ting lid. Holding the saucepan with both hands, shake it vigorously back and forth, then up and down. Remove the lid and most of the shells will be completely removed. Those still in shells can be gently squeezed from the small end and the shell should be easy to remove. Rinse to remove any bits of eggshell. VODKA TIP: They say: Fill a 16-oz. trigger-spray bottle with vodka and spray bees or wasps to kill them. I say: Have a nice cold vodka cocktail and just breathe heavily in the direction of the critters. Even if it doesnt kill them, they ther can I. Enjoy, share and have a very Happy Easter in Paradise. See ya in the kitchen


Island Times PAGE 7 April 15, 2014 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 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home Environmental Tips by Jim Roberts Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY APR 20 8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendors Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Earth Day islandstyle Saturday May 3 8 to 3 Casino Beach & Gulfside Pavilion ECUA FOG, Hazardous Household Waste Teams, Recycling Trucks Games, Giveaways Music, Art Sale See ad on Page 11 It is Holy Week, the time that leads to Easter, that wonderful celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. It is a good time for us to revisit Jesus and his mission. He was concerned with the people of his day, and the people for every day of every year. He did not seem to be as interested in the politics of the day as he was in the holiness of God's people. This is Holy Week and maybe we can make sure that we understand Jesus Christ and what he can mean to our hurting world. If we are praising the name of Jesus on Easter it is only reasonable to remember why he was being raised. Maybe this Holy Week can inspire us to lives that would further the principles of Jesus in this world of ours. To celebrate Easter allows us to see and seek helpful our day. This means our Easter is spent following Jesus and showing our love for everyone, in the name of Christ, even as we love ourselves. It means to care for those who do not have enough. It means to reach out to the least, the last, and the lost. It means to seek peace with justice for all people. And give ourselves to the ministry of reconciliation that God, who reconciled us through Christ, has entrusted to us so that the whole world, forgiven of their trespasses, may be reconciled to God through Christ. Easter is a time to follow Christ's example by feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, healing the sick, welcoming the stranger, visiting the prisoner, and loving our enemies. To know Holy Week and Easter is to understand that Jesus Christ calls us to do all of this by living on a higher plane and professing allegiance to a holy realm. To see ourselves as advocates responsible in earthly citizenship, and also come in the name of the Lord and calls us to an even more noble citizenship to glorify highest heaven. Holy Week is not an easy week, but please know that God remarkably blesses this week. Likewise, holy lives are not easy lives, but lives that are remarkably blessed by God as well. It is understanding that Christ calls us, to a loving, forgiving; Almighty God that a week like this can be for us what it was for Jesus, a Holy and giving week. Beach gals (from left) Gabby Barrett, Trish Wirth, Marcia Hoven and Carol Dueker served as judges at Wind Barbecue Contest. A delicious assignment. Not in photo: Pensacola Beachs Tom Wirth, who judged the barbecue pros. Did you knowOnce ECUA collects used cooking oil its then recycled as biodiesel fuel! For more information visit Did you knowlow-flow shower heads and faucet aerators can lower home water consumption to 2.5 gallons a minute, helping save water and cutting your water-heating costs by as much as 50%? These small changes ings over time, and will mean a lot for our environment, too! For more information visit ecua. Spring has sprung The grass has riz Tis Spring. Tis Spring. The boid is on the wing. My woid, how absoid, I thought the wing was on the boid.Two funny little ditties for spring


PAGE 8 Island Times April 15, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 The word for the past few weeks at my house has been TRASHED. It's been no secret; and therefore, I didn't win $100 nor did a paper mache duck drop from the ceiling every time I said it. This uncontrollable usage of the word began during the local high school Spring Break. After picking up three trash bags of empty soda cans and Whataburger refuse to include styrofoam "I can't believe in one afternoon how much those kids TRASHED the beach," I fumed. I thought about bringing the three bags of garbage and delivering them to their school principal with a note stating that his students are not only environmentally inept, they don't know enough to cover their identifying high school parking lot stickers. Maybe it's time to bring back the infamous "Keep America Beautiful" ad campaign from the 1970s. Though there were smoke and mirrors with the star of those commercials, the message was loud and clear. Communities across the nation reported reducing litter by more than 80 percent. And speaking of smoke, it was coming out of my ears as I impatiently waited my turn at the toll booth in the "Annual pass only" line. As I watched money being passed from car window to toll attendant, a giant ashtray caught my attention. Oh, what I meant to say was the curb. I was stunned by the amount of cigarette butts thrown on the ground. One good thing came of it, I was no longer upset with the people who could not comprehend what the words "Annual pass only" mean. However, all I could think about was how TRASHED the paid entrance to Pensacola Beach appeared. Then there were the folks who were TRASHED -a whole different meaning of the word -and couldn't quite make it to (1) a bathroom, (2) a bag, or (3) the side of the road. Oh no, it was open the car door and wretch in the middle of the street. I not only got to hear the entire episode because my windows were open, but I got to clean it up as well. Technically, my dog, Pete, sort of tidied up the mess before I could drag him away from it on our morning run. I guess I should be grateful that it wasn't in my driveway. So just when I thought, much like "As If" and "Duh", TRASHED had left my vernacular, it snuck back in. This time it was in response to vandalism of Santa Rosa Island Authority was one quick email to SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee and his staff was on it. Turns out, we as residents do have a kindred spirit who does not tolerate our beach being TRASHED ever, under any circumstances. Finally, I was cleaning up the storage room in my house because it was looking quite TRASHED and I realized on Saturday, May 3, the Pensacola Beach Advocates are hosting the Island's Fourth Earth Day Celebration at Casino Beach where there will be a yard sale, ECUA recycling and free document shredding. Maybe after that I can dispose of the word TRASHED forever. Until next time... Pensacola Beach Elementary the Kindergarten Class registration Thursday, April 24 from 10 to 11 a.m. at in the school library. Parents have a long list of things to bring to the event, the most important is their child. ing out paperwork in the library, their child will be paired with a kindergarten buddy, said Jennifer Neal, kindergarten teacher. The prospective kindergartner and his buddy will spend time in the classroom as our guest. old prior to September 1, 2014 to enter this years class. The following items are needed to complete the registration process: Original or certified copy of School physical examination Immunization (Form HRS-680) 2 forms of proof of residency. Acceptable forms of proof of residency are: Utility bill, Telephone bill, Drivers License, Voter registration, Homestead exemption, Rental or Lease Agreement, Childs Social Security card documentation if applicable Documentation if your child has participated in exceptional programs such as gifted, speech, occupational therapy or Headstart and if they have attended a PreKindergarten program. For more information call 850-934-4020.Five Year Olds Flock to School


PAGE 9 Island Times April 15, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online Fabulous 4BR/3.5BA Gulf front home. Built for entertaining. 20 FT ceilings in ovens, dishwashers, sub zero, wet bar. MLS #460644 $1,475,000 Visiting the Queen A contingent of locals travelled to Spain as part of an international Sister Cities program and an ongoing effort to honor Bernardo de Galvez. Visiting Galvez hometown of Macharaviaya, and a royal audience were among the highlights. The delegation, who met the Queen, included (L to R): Philip Davis, Norm Fritz, Nina Fritz, Pensacola Beachs Nan Harper, Dr. Diane Buck, Macharaviaya Mayor Antonio Campus Garin, Jose Alguilar, Her Majesty Queen Sofia, Ana Lia Galvez, Honorary Vice Consul Maria Davis, Anne Breitenstein, Jaime Moreno, Mary Parks, Molly Long Fernandez de Mesa, Nancy Fetterman, Philomena Madden, Theresa Brannan, Dr. John Brannan, Mercedes Sanchez and Joe Gilchrist. The Gulf Breeze Book Club will discuss the Tropic of Orange by Karen Tei Yamashita, Monday, April 28 at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The Club meets the fourth Monday of the month and welcomes anyone who loves to read, said Donna Jones, Club spokesperson. Janet Kaye of The New York Times Book Review, wrote, This fiercely satirical, semifantastical Book Readers Set To Meetnovel ... features an Asian-American television news executive, Emi, and a Latino newspaper reporter, Gabriel, who are so focused on chasing stories they almost dont notice that the world is falling apart all around them. Yamashitas staccato prose works well to evoke the frenetic breeziness and monumental self-absorption that are central to their lives. For meeting information, contact Jones at 850-932-8620 or


PAGE 10 Island Times April 15, 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 SPRINGTIME SPECIALS T uesday, 5 to 7 pm: Bands on the Beach Bur ger& Fries $5 Mondays Only ... $2.50 Red Beans & Rice Indoor and Outdoor Dining Beautiful views We are family and pet friendly SMARTIESTeachers at Pensacola Beach Elemen tary School are pleased to announced the following students have earned a place on the Honor Roll for the third quarter: Tara Turks Fifth Grade Class A Honor Roll Audrey Gordon Lauren Kent Max Mateer Jenny Molyneaux Lauren Thompson John Turk A/B Honor Roll Hannah Buchalter Macy Claire Cronin Alana Depascalis Lauren Feltenberger Libbie Frierdich Kai Hoffert Jude Hunter Ryland McCurdy Jackie Molyneaux Mia Montgomery McKaylie Uhl Erin Olsons Fourth Grade Class A Honor Roll Natalia Dadisman Peyton Bunting Metallica Bourgeois Brianna Dizon A/B Honor Roll Cyrus Amjad Taylor Brame Michael Mabire Joshua Crawford Skylar Farej Madeline Johnson Jack Landis Max Kronlage Matthew McCoy Kacie May Dylan Seeker Aubree Hampton Joslyn Lynch Joy McLaurines Third Grade Class A Honor Roll Baylen Crance Zach Giovanini Elijah Jones Katie Turk A/B Honor Roll Eliza Abston Kate Allen Maggie Feltenberger Victoria Garza Emery Hasell Morgan Kronlage Brenna Linzy Gracyn Phelps McKell Spring Hollyn Will Debbie Campanellas Second Grade Class A Honor Roll Lilly O'Connell Stellan Nilssen Ella Montgomery Ella Kauffman Lily Hoffert A/B Honor Roll Benjamin Olson Ivey Johnson Nicholas Collins Jake Clifton Caleb Buccella Zoey AmjadTOP SPOTSIsland Times congratulates the following students who achieved honor roll status for the third quarter: Gulf Breeze Middle School Sixth Grade A Honor Roll Ella Amos Mark Braxton Erin Johnson Chloe Kauffman Matthew McCurdy John McDowell Kimberly Noble Jon Smith A-B Honor Roll Gabby Diehl Cali Hargrove Zachary Smoker Seventh Grade A Honor Roll Carlee Amberson Savanah Haynes Chloe Huntley Madison Therrell A/B Honor Roll Madison Clay Ariel Deputy Hannah May Cayson McCurdy Harrison ODanial Sophia Slobodian Josh Thompson Sydney Truax Eighth Grade A Honor Roll Avery Gibson Abby Jacobs Macy Mateer Meredith McCurdy Katelyn Stahl Lauren Stokes John Sweet A/B Honor Roll Thomas Allen Blair Amberson James Cartwright Taylor Duhe Heidi Elkins Adeleine Frierdich Hanah Mabire Alexandra Salazar Justin Smoker Gulf Breeze High School Freshmen A Honor Roll Colin Adams Benton Byrd Angelica Dempsey Michaele Dunne Mary Elliott Justin Fruitticher Tyler Phelps Dylan Skutt A/B Honor Roll Madeline Armstrong Parker Baynes Justine Boyce Richard Earle Daniel Green Skyler Haynes Cameron Hunter Maddie Grace McCurdy Reddon McLaurine Reilly Thompson Sophomores A Honor Roll Jacob Baldwin Harry Hewson Lia Lampone Madison Thompson A/B Honor Roll Jace Amberson Brandon Boudreaux Shane Imm Lexi McNamara Marley Taylor Hannah Watson Robert Wright Juniors A Honor Roll Caroline Craighead Maddie Mateer Sara Post A/B Honor Roll Savannah Crowdis William Green Duncan Niven Kiley Stromberg Seniors A Honor Roll Savannah Dunne Reghan Elliott Cate Hodges Mollie Johnson Lexis Kuhn Mitchell Robbins Ashley Truax Bailey Trzcinski A/B Honor Roll Christopher Brandon Kylie Feltenberger Alyson Francis Morgan Schutznamm Ciara SpencerLET THE SUN SHINEThe Florida Department of Education has recently named Jett Crowdis, Beach resi dent and junior at Pensacola High School, as Escambia County School Districts 2014 Sunshine State Scholar. Crowdis represented the District at the 2014 Sunshine State Scholars Program held in Orlando in February. This event represent ed Floridas highestachieving Science, Technology, Engineer ing and Mathematics (STEM) students and celebrated their accomplishments by providing them with a unique venue for Floridas colleges and universities to recruit their talents. The Sunshine State Scholars program is made possible by a partnership between the Florida Education Foundation, the Divi sion of Florida Colleg es, the State University System of Florida and the Florida Department of Education.EARTH DAYIn honor of Earth Day Islandstyle, Beach School students will compete in an ECUA sponsored Coloring Contest and 1-2-3 Nest! The results will be announced May 3 at Casino Beach.UWF CAMPThe Explore Summer Camps hosted by the University of West Florida have set July 7-11 and July 14-18 as Marine Science sessions I and II. The camp will be held at Pensacola Beach Community Church from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Early bird tuition prior to May 1 is $175. Register at explorecamps or 850473-7468.NOTABLE DAYSFriday, April 18: No classes, Good Friday Saturday, May 24: GBHS Graduation Day Monday, May 26: No Classes, Memorial Day Friday, May 30: Early release, Last Day of School 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Internet Banking Bill Payment Service Waterfront Financing Flex Line Home Equity Loans Conventional Mortgages Personal ServiceBank of the South Island Branch Full Service Banking Close to Home Beach School Fifth Grader Audrey Gordon powers through a corner at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Bike Rodeo, April 4. Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Dave Sundstrom performed safety inspections on each two wheeler at the Bike Rodeo, April 4.


PAGE 11 Island Times April 15, 2014 Attorney Danny Kepner of Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge, represents a large contingent of Pensacola Beach leaseholders in their lawsuit contesting taxation of their leasehold and its improvements. The Supreme Court issued a ruling on March 20 agreeing that the improvements on Pensacola Beach are subject to ad valorem taxation. They ruled similarly on the Navarre Beach case which involved the taxation of land and improvements. After consulting his legal team and the members of the tax liaison comThe two matters at issue are a footnote that says some leases are perpetually renewable and the statement that the Beachs legal team did not address the useful life of the improvements. The Supreme Court will not motion has been addressed. It can grant one or both requests or deny the same. While Kepner admits that there is not a high probability of the court granting the request for is great, if they do. The Supreme Court is under no time deadline to address the Request for Rehearing or Clarision on whether to grant or deny the request, the final mandate will not be issued. The Escambia County Tax Collectors Office mandate is issued. Twelve percent interest still accrues on accounts with unpaid balances. While this does cause a sion, it is worth the effort, said Kepner. Although he was not satishad high praise for his legal team of Sandy DAlemberte, Patsy Palmer and Ben Phipps. proud of the team and so grateful to each of them, said Kepner. Because of the challenges posed in contacting clients representing 2,200 parcels on Pensacola Beach, court documents and communication from Kepner are posted to Rosa Island Authority compared the Authoritys stewardship of the island to a successful business enterprise at the April 9 Board Members Forum. We have created over these many years an environment that has been successful. We have the burden to fund this. Is there going to be a new SRIA or a new Beach Authority? How will it be funded and who will pay for it? Pensacola Beach leasehold ers are faced with paying lease fees to the SRIA and ad valorem taxes to Escambia County. Relief of that financial burden is nowhere in sight. Currently, a Congressional bill to allow the County to offer Fee Simple title is languishing in a Senate Committee after passing the House in February. If Fee Simple Title were to become a reality, leases would go away, and the traditional funding of the SRIA would as well. Board Chairman Tammy Boahnnon said at their March 27 Tax commercial leaseholders made it clear that the tolls and lease fees should go away, right now. They were prepared to lower the lease fee to $1 and expect the County to expend the taxes they are collect ing to support the Island. Bohannon chided. Here you go. You get the Crown Jewel. Now is unique and that it is incumbent hard to have a plan for the future. transition to a new SRIA, she said. After all, Pensacola Beach is Escambia Countys biggest Mainlanders realize there is going to be a change. She noted that if leases go away, someone has to pay for all of the services that the SRIA has provided to all the citizens of Escambia County. Many of those at no charge to the day visitors. but Board Member Janice Gilley suggested hiring an expert who specialized in community planning. We do not have to be alone in this, she said. But we do have to identify the goal. Is it to provide the same level of services or a new set of services? what the SRIA could do better, streamline, or eliminate. We owe it to the people we represent to get answers, said Bohannon. The SRIA will include a discussion about hiring a community planner on their April 23 meeting agenda.


Island Times April 15, 2014 PAGE 12 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Suite 5 PensacolaGet Well Feel Good Look Great Womens Health Chronic Illness Hormone Replacement Anti-Aging New Patients Welcome Medicare & Tricare 10 miles from the Beach Call for Appointment Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston FREE DELIVERY TO THE BEACH GULF BREEZE & PENSACOLA Gift Sets LipstickSusan Haselton-KelleyMary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantHeres to a more beautiful you!Free Gift with orders over $40Easy ordering online or by phone850-934-3865 Eye Shadow Fragrances Skin Care Sunscreen LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 S unrise and S unset 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 FIT BEACHBy Susan Haselton-BarrBy Geoff KalmbachAs a body transformation expert, I've met many women and men, of all shapes and sizes, at all fitness levels. Each was struggling to achieve their fitness and fat loss goals for similar, but slightly different reasons. First, let's start with you, the busy woman or man that owns a business, works long hours, or takes care of kids, isn't sure what to eat, and doesn't really know how to begin an exercise program. Essentially, it's as if you are stuck in a wicked cycle, and don't know where to begin. Every quick-fix weight loss headline tempts you in the grocery checkout line. All your initial diet attempts or attempts at working out in a commercial gym come back to haunt you. And so you remain, stuck. Going nowhere, but obsessing about changing your physique and achieving your fat loss goals. But where can you find the time, you think, as you drive to work each morning. Why did I eat that junk at lunch, you think as you drive home at night. Where do I start? No matter how calm someone says that to me, it comes out as a frustrated scream, with increasing intensity for each year that their dream body has been suppressed. So I say to them, and to you, just try and do better today than you did yesterday. After all, you can't do anything about yesterday. It's the past. So, have an apple today if you didn't have one yesterday. No protein until lunch yesterday? Try to consume protein at breakfast today. Only had one vegetable yesterday? Try for 2-3 servings of vegetables today. Slept through the alarm this morning and missed your chance for a workout? Set it again tonight, and put your workout clothes on a chair so you see them in the morning. And so on. I'm telling you that you can make your greatest fat loss gains simply by eating better. Eat foods in their natural state; fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts. For exercise, there is a wide variety of resistance training and cardiovascular exercises that you can do anywhere. With consistent exercise and supportive nutrition, you could literally start seeing changes in your body in days, let alone weeks. Just think, where could you be in 12 months, wait 12 weeks even 12 days from now if you improved your eating and exercise habits everyday? Remember, you have control over everything you eat each day. Simple question to ask yourself before feeding, Does this make me fit or does this make me fat? To accelerate your fat loss results and have your beach body guaranteed by Memorial Day weekend, request a complimentary fitness audit by texting Fat Tax to 305.393.1282 right now. Heres a toast to your fittest, healthiest you! Owner of Functional Fitness Training Geoff Kalmbachs unique methods have been featured online, in national magazines, newspapers, radio and even on ABC and CBS television programs. Jambo (Hello). Humor. How many times have we been told that humor is the best medicine? Carol Burnett is an incredible comedian. She brought laughter to millions of people for years. Even though her outward appearance would not put her in the gorgeous people category, I think of her as a beautiful person. The old adage Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, aptly applies to this woman. As we mature like fine wine, we come to understand and realize that things are not always as they seem to be. In our effort to be healthy both inside and out, I believe humor is a key factor. My fur child Cody went to the Rainbow Bridge a year ago. That same day a yellow fluffy cat appeared at my back door. I was convinced that Cody sent him. I fed Yellow Kitty, provided shelter and worried for his safety. While I was out of town I paid for a pet sitter to make sure he received food and water daily. I already have several indoor kitty fur children, hence my reluctance to take in another. So a few weeks ago I decided to take the big plunge. I made a vet appointment to have Yellow Kitty fixed, vaccinated and tested for diseases. After the ok from the vet, I was going to slowly introduce him to my indoor cat population. The big capture and visit to the vets loomed ahead in two days. Yellow Kitty graciously allowed me to put a break away collar on him. The next morning Yellow Kitty appeared as usual. I looked at his collar and noticed what I thought was something hanging down. Wait for was a 2014 rabies vaccination tag. Seems my kitty has a loving and wonderful family already in the neighborhood. Guess the half a can of wet food a day plus very expensive premium dry food was a delightful bonus to him. Talk about a good laugh! Just as there are many sides to a story, there are many sides to a person (or a Yellow Kitty). Lets find humor and beauty in everything we see and do on a daily basis. I am reminded of how often children laugh everyday. They seem to find humor and joy in every situation. Heres to humor and a toast to Carol Burnett, to her beauty and her humor. Quaharini (Until we meet again.)


Island Times PAGE 13 April 15, 2014 ......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. 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. 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 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, 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. 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. 2012 Visit us on the web at: E-mail: ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW Y ORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Aw ar d WinnerFlorida Trend Magazi ne Hall of Fa meBeef Backers Aw ar d Best St eaks in FloridaFlorida Mon thly Magazi ne Best Pub in FloridaFe atured on NBCs Today Sh ow and on T he Food Net wo rk Highly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AA A Tr av el Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM


PAGE 14 Island Times April 15, 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. Calendar26: Paddle Out to support Organ Donations, Red Fish Blue Fish, 3 pm 26: Cornhole Contest, Bamboo Willies 28: Skills USA teams arrive 28: RESTORE Public Forum and Informational Meeting, 6 7 pm Beach Community Church. 29: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, PB RV Resort, 8:30 a.m. Guest passes at 850-932-1500. 29: Bands on the Beach. Not Quite Fab, Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www. visitpensacolabeach.comMAY1: Sunset Tri, Portofino 1: World Trade Conference, Hilton. 2: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 3: Earth Day Islandstyle. 8 am Gulfside Pavilion/Casino Beach Parking lot. Yard sale, contests, games, recycling, paper shredding, displays. 3: Yancy Spencer Surf Contest, 8-5 3: PB Optimists Run for the Roses. 3: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 6: Deadline for Trolley Times. Want to advertise? islandtimes@bellsouth. net 7: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 10: ProWatercross Tour, east of Pier, Jet Ski races 11: Paratriathlon, Portofino 11: Mothers Day Symphony by the Sea, Gulfside Pavilion, 7 pm BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 7. Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGPensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online Real Estate For Rent This lovely home is a must see, so well maintained you can move in without doing a thing. 4BR/3BA. 2,659 SF. $199,900. MLS 454942 Upon entering the wide foyer you will see the nice size dining room. The large eat-in kitchen is a cooks dream, featuring an island, breakfast bar, pantry and a built in desk, plus room for a kitchen table. Enjoy sitting outside in the 12x20 Florida room or grilling on the covered patio. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 Two residential lots sold together for $34,000. Well over a half acre lot. Located off Oriole Beach Road in Gulf Breeze, just blocks away from the public pier and boat launch. Build your dream home today! MLS 4456772 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 MLS# 458584. Four Bedroom/Three Bath home in desirable Pensacola location. $219,000. Enjoy swimming in the pool or watching the kids play in the large backyard. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850748-0865 $890,000 Beauty on Bay Street. 3/4 3,097SF. 2759 Bay Street. Gulf Breeze. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $32,900. Gulf Breeze Lot .41 acre. Real Estate For Sale Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem. com Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $222,000. Navarre. 4/3 home on Soundhaven Court. New Construction. 1850 SF. Dennis Remesch, Re/ Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $69,900 3/2 Manufactured Home in Navarre. 8430 Tortuga St. 1782 SF. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Four Bedroom Gulf front Townhome. Great rental history. $479,000. Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850-377-3145 Waterview Lot. 320 Deer Point Drive, Gulf Breeze. Exclusive Gated Neighborhood. $125,000. Contact Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850377-3145. Call a professional who advertises in Island Times!APRIL15: Bands on the Beach. The Chris Martin Band. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 16: Florida Public Relations Awards, Springhill Suites, 6 pm 17: PBWC 60th Anniversary, Invitation Only. PB Community Church 17: Sunset Tri, Portofino 17: Business After Hours, Sandshaker, 5:30 pm 19: Beach Church Easter Egg Hunt, 9 am. Open to the public 19: Hippity Hoppity Easter Eggstravaganza Party for Kids at Paradise. 10:30 to Noon. Free. Open to Every-bunny 19: Fee Free at Fort Pickens all weekend 19: Paddle for Preemies at Fitness Onboard, Little Sabine Bay, 9 am 19: Preemie Cup Regatta. 11 a.m. Key Sailing, Noon, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club 19: Cobia Phobia Weigh In, Paradise, 3-9 pm 20: Easter Sunrise Services at Gulfside Pavilion, Quietwater Amphitheatre, Hemingways Island Grill 20: Cobia Phobia Weigh In, Paradise, 3-6 22: Bands on the Beach. EC Blues Brothers. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 23: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 24: Pensacola Beach Elementary Kindergarten Registration. 10 am. 25: Relay for Life Gulf Breeze HIgh School Stadium. 26: Lakeview 5K at the Gulfside Pavilion. 8 a.m. Historical T-Shirts for Sale Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 19, May 17, June 20, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18. Bring your own towels. Prices start at $7. 5 North Q St, Pensacola, 32505. 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 available online all the time at Island Times PetsA HISTORY OF THE BEACH IN TSHIRTS: Having lived on Pensacola Beach for many years, I have accumulated 50 T-shirts from various bars, organizations, events. Most are in Great condition, some are not. Some of them: Dirty Joes 1989, Junk Yard Coffee Shop, Sunset Lodge, Wammy Jammers 1984, Barbary Coast, Sams Seafood Shanty, Capt Jacks Seafood Shack, Schooners, Islander (2), KOW (11), Sandahaker (5), Spring Break (3), St Patricks day pub crawl shirts (3) 96, 98, 99 and many more. $1100 FOR THE LOT. Call Morrie 850-932 6314


Island Times PAGE 15 April 15, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopes Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY MAY 3rd8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendors Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY APR 20 8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendorsHosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Earth Day islandstyle ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You're doing better on the that can later be applied to a Four decades of friendship Ron Wilson,left, and Freddy Esposito reminisced about their early days of skateboarding at The Wave Skate Park Reunion, April 4. Espo organized the event which was hosted at The Break and Maverick Board Riding Company. Food, drinks and


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PAGE 17 Island Times April 15, 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 bay@bayins.comBusinessBuzz Letters To the Editor Are You Kidding? Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. TOP PERFORMERSThe Womens Council of Realtors announced their Top Gun Awards. Recipients have eclipsed $1 million in sales and participated in a minimum of six transactions. Among this years standouts are Island Realtys Dione Dunn, Jeremy Johnson, Walter Pierce and Mary Williams representing Levin and Rinke Resort Realty, and Linda Murphy of Keller Williams Gulf Coast. Nan Harper of Island Realty is a 2014 Silver Sponsor. CONFUCIUS SAYSHe who learns, but does not think, is lost. He who thinks, but does not learn, is in great danger. Sorry, no joke. No punch line. This is for real. Dr. Kuiyuan Li, Director of the University of West Florida Confucius Institute has invited everyone to the Institutes Opening Ceremonies, Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts Music Hall. If you would like to attend, call 850-474-2843. TURNING LEFTAre you a NASCAR fan? The Dock has it tuned in, so make your pit stop at the Gulf front bar. Every weekend during race season get 10 wings and a pitcher of beer for ten dollars. Give that calendar for Sunday, May 4 at noon. Its Talladega, baby.SHRED ITHave you been saving all your receipts since the early 80s? Are you drowning in a sea of paper? Pack it up and get it shredded. The Pensacola Beach Advocates are bringing Gilmore Shredding to the Casino Beach Parking Lot, Saturday, May 3 from 8 a.m. until noon as part of the Earth Day Islandstyle celebration. Theres a 50 pound max. The Better Business Bureau sponsors a similar Shred Event which is set for Cordova Mall, April 25 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. THE WET SET The ProWatercross Tour competitors will race Mothers Day Weekend on Pensacola Beach. The Santa Rosa Island Authority is a $10,000 sponsor and Hydro Turf is the title sponsor. There is no charge to attend the jet ski races, near the Pier. Worldclass racers and athletes from across the globe will be competing for more than $150,000 in prize money and awards.ELECTRIFY MEFred Flounder is creating a buzz on the Beach by bringing Elektrik Bloom, April 25-26 to their soundfront stage. This festival-style party on the beach will North American performance by DJ/Producer Cedric K from the Netherlands. A Junior College instructor noticed that two exam papers were turned in with the exact same long response answers, and in the same handwriting. She confronted the owners of the papers and one answered, We studied together. She asked, Why is the handwriting the same? To this the other replied, He borrowed my pen. Its In The Bag When visiting the grocery store, the actions we take are almost mechanical. We browse, we shop, we pay, and we leave. These robotic-like actions are sometimes met with a halt when we are asked questions like paper or plastic? Picture this: Ive shopped, Im ready to check out, coupons and all, and all of a sudden the clerk asks do you want a bag for that? Of course I do! How do you expect me to carry all of this crap back to my car? Disclaimer: I am a binge shopper and only go grocery shopping when my kitchen looks like unoccupied. But then it clicked: what am I even going to do with this plastic bag when Ive finished restocking my barren fridge? Does it go to No Bags Land under my kitchen sink cabinet? Pensacola should instill a bag tax on every bag used at our grocery stores. Why arent we implementing programs like a bag tax similar to how cities such as D.C. and L.A. do? The repercussions of using plastic bags effect our gulf, wildtax, and encourage patrons to use reusable tote bags! Sincerely, Dani J. Berkowitz Editors Note: Island Times supports the reusable grocery bag Earth Day Islandstyle, May 3 at Casino Beach, will receive an Island Times Be Kind To The Beach resuable grocery tote. Cancer survivors and caregivers in the area are invited to attend a dinner in their honor, Friday, April 25, 5 p.m. in St. Ann Catholic Churchs Nickelson Hall on Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze. Reservations can be made with Nicole Pepoon at 850-225-3217. Attendees are invited to join in the Survivor/Caregiver Lap, which kicks off the opening ceremonies of the 2014 Beach Breeze Relay for Life at the Gulf Breeze High School track immediately following the dinner at 6 p.m.Cancer Survivors Honored By Relay


PAGE 18 Island Times April 15, 2014 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7Not Just Another 5KI want to tell you about a 5K race I ran this past Saturday. What, you say? Its just another 5K, right? Why was this one different from so many other events? Well, there are several 5,000 meter races in Northwest Florida every weekend. Yes, most of them look a lot like the others. The Michele Hill Raider Run in Navarre definitely stands out and was pretty awesome. Michele, who has passed away, was President of the Navarre Raiders Moms Club. Her sons played football there. She was a well-known volunteer at area races. After Micheles passing, her husband Joe and her family set up a foundation in her name and began this event to raise funds for deserving students. Ill go ahead and spoil the ending of this column by saying that they gave out twenty $1,000 scholarships to deserving high school students at the awards ceremony after the race. Thats right! A small 5K race gave away $20,000. Several days later, I am still very impressed. The kids who got the checks were the types of young people who give you faith in the future. They all looked great. They all seemed very appreciative and the awards criteria ensured they were outstanding students. These recipients were from several high schools across a six-county area. I got up at 5:30 a.m. to get my gear together and get some coffee so I could leave by 6. Packet pickup was supposedly ending at 7 a.m. and I didnt want to be late. I didnt know anything about this race and was wondering about the course and the weather as I drove. After stopping for more coffee Navarre Youth Sport Association After warming up for a while, we all walked about half a mile to the Start line and waited for the timing company to get set. I had my Garmin GPS on and could monitor my pace continually throughout the run. I wanted and try to run no faster than 8:20. 10-15 seconds longer would be steady rhythm during the second mile and, hopefully, be strong for the last 1.1 miles. I certainly have my running superstitions. I cant run if I dont have a SweatVac hat, Oakley sunglasses and two sticks of peppermint gum. With those in place and the peppermint opening up my sinuses, I was ready to go. The horn sounded and as we began moving, it began to rain. Now I would have to concentrate on my stride, my breathing, my pace and avoid stepping into puddles. The rain got harder as we moved down the course. It seemed easy and I saw I was running too fast when I looked at my Garmin so I dialed back mile marker and I hit it in exactly 8:20. Good, so far, I thought. However, the rain caused the wind to pick up and we would be running into it for most of the rest of the race. We soon got to the turnaround and the two-mile marker loomed ahead of us. I was ahead of the pace I wanted, but the headwind was wearing me down. I passed a few runners who had gone out too fast, and I could tell I was slowing. We came around one last turn and I could see the Finish line off in the distance. I just tried to stay consistent in my breathing and my stride and run hard all the way to the line. My time was good for me, almost what I had planned. I walked around for several minutes getting all my wind back and then walked back on the course to cheer on some friends. Finally, all the runners and walkers were in and we went to the post-race celebration. They had great food with a catered barbecue meal and also had a good band. Listening to the music, I walked around the NYSA and soaked it all in. They had great door prizes and good awards. And, then, they handed out twenty scholarships to deserving kids. That was a very pleasant surprise and this was quite an event. Ill be back next year! Ted Gorder was awarded the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Player of the Month title for March. He was the Paddys Pot OGold tournament champion, March 13 and took the top spot at The Islander Lounge, March 26. The winners circle is not an all boys club on the Beach. Cassie ish at The Islander March 5; and placed second at Paddys Pot OGold and The Islander, March 19. Terri McKamey earned the win over Smith that night. Teresa Shaker, March 31 and Mary Kay Wood owned the Shaker tables April 7. The results follow: Sandshaker Lounge March 3: Pete Falgout, winner, Glenn Burleson, runner-up March 10: Mike Wood, winner, Jeremy, runner-up March 24: James Taylor, winner, Deb Friedman, runner-up March 31: Teresa Garrett, winner, Ben McQueary, runner-up April 7: Mary Kay Wood, winner, Mike Wood, runner-up Paddy OLearys March 6: Todd Lentini, winner, Eric Weatherford, runner-up March 13: Pot OGold Tourney Ted Gorder, winner, Cassie Smith, runner-up, Justin Scher, third place ner, Pete Falgout, runner-up Islander Lounge March 5: Cassie Smith, winner, Pete Falgout, runner-up March 19: Terri McKamey, winner, Cassie Smith, runner-up March 26: Ted Gorder, winner, Donnie Beall, runner-up ner, Jay Burford, runner-up Sandbar March 18: Terry Curtis, winner, Jon Woodham, runner-up Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun hosts weekly games which are open to anyone 21 and older with a basic knowledge of the game. We welcome everyone to join the poker games, said Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes. No stress, no worries. Its 4444 Fun. In addition to weekly games, players can sign up for charity School and Toys for Tots. For more information, call Rick at 850-324-2667. Gorder Earns Poker TitleWins At Pot OGold Tournament And Weekly Texas Hold Em Game Coralyne Lewis, 3, Pompano, April 5 on Pensacola Beach. Mom Jenny and Dad anglers.


Island Times PAGE 19 April 15, 2014 By Terri McKamey Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS 3009 East Cervantes 433-2822Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk Mondays Specials all Day! 1/2 price BARE, 10 am-close Texas Hold Em 4444Fun & Trivia, 7 PM Tuesdays 8pm to Midnite Karaoke w/Becky Wednesdays 8pm to Midnite Get The Horn Thurdays T-shirt Nite 1/2 price drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM to close. Midnight Confessions 8 PM Fri 4/18 & Sat 4/19 The Mainstream,9 Sunday Fun Day 4/20 Lektric Mullet, 4 Fri 4/25 & Sat 4/26 Class X, 9 Sunday Fun Day 4/27 Happy EasterDunnottar, 4 850-932-2211 Shake it on the dance oor Get your Shaker T-Shirt Shaker Time VOTE for the Shaker at oridabeachbar.comOpen Air Observation DeckBands All Weekend GREAT DRINKS at GREAT PRICES since 1973!ItsEvery time I step on the Pier, I can feel the excitement. Its literally vibrating all along the Pier. People are running, jumping, hollering back and forth. Cobia is the word of the day. son was caught April 1 by a young man, Will Billingsley. He has just moved back here from South Florida. He called First Shot and Jake McCarthy gaffed welcome home that was! Great job, Will. How about these next two photos? These were taken aboard the Chippers Clipper where James Elvis Presley caught a 63.55 pound fish and his girlCobia which weighed in at 45 pounds. Very nice work. Great day out on the boat. Be sure you make time for a day out on one of our charter boats. Captains aboard the Chipper Clipper, The Entertainer and all the Pensacola ing for Sheepshead, youd better get out there, and soon. Coolers these beauties, but it is not going to last much longer. Pompano and Whiting are out in the surf right now. Try Sand Fleas or Shrimp for bait. They love it. Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackles annual Pompano Tourney is going on right now, so stop by and sign up. Speaking of tournaments, check out the Cobia Phobia at Paradise this weekend. If you are an early morning angler, hit the Grass Flats Spanish Mackerel have made their appearance again, too. The was landed. King Mackerel can be caught soon, too. The weather is just too perfect and almost every variety of Will Billingsley, 2014 first cobia, Beach Gulf Pier Jessica, first cobia, 45 pounds, Chipper Clipper James Elvis Presley, 63.55 pounder, Chipper Clipper


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