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Volume X, Number 1 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 29, 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 Islanders Celebrate Earth Day Victoria Ball is a mermaid on a mission. She will tell her woebegone tale about her friend Cara the Sea Turtle during Earth Day Islandstyle, Saturday, May 3 on Casino Beach. When Victoria is not portraying Madalynn the assisting guests at Margaritaville Beach Hotel or at the University of West Florida studying Environmental Sciences. Saturday, May 3 Casino Beach

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PAGE 2 Island Times April 29, 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 Island Times Navarre Sea board that has sea turtle tattoos Pensacola News Journal Earth Day Revolves Around Education And Eco-Fun The successful Black Skimmer Optimists Host Run For The Roses Derby Day Fundraiser 8 9 11 Turtle Ornaments, Sand Art, 11

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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 April 29, 2014 Our latitude will change your attitude Wings Burgers Seafood RibsOPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AMLunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL!1010 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola Beach 932-4139 www.peglegpetes.comRaw Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY at 11am Waterfront Dining Oyster Bar Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com WINGS49Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: Half Price Bottles of Wine Wed: Raw Oyster Specials Thurs: Baked Oyster Specials Pensacola Beach www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On The Islander Newspaper April 21, 1981 If you want to know how it feels to be the Distinguished Citizen of the Year, you can ask me. First, however, you will have to wait until I jump off this cloud Ive been lounging on since the Sunday the Beach Elks overwhelmed me with this honor. It reads, in part, Grand Lodge, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Distinguished Citizen Award, 1980-1981, to Jane Waters for Outstanding and Meritorious Service to Humanity. By the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge No. 2256. After reading that a million times, is it any wonder that I traded the Rustmobile in on a custom made Cloud 9? How did I happen to come by this honor? No doubt, it must have tinguished beach residents. But, I really dont believe that. There are a whole slew of them over at the Elks Club. Here is the story. A couple of years ago, the rodeo, with all the proceeds to go to their project, the Harry Anna Crippled Childrens Hospital. I met with them to help with their publicity and I was immediately impressed with the heart, the soul and the willing hands of these people. They realized the hundred percent meaning of two words, Pitch In. I liked them and fortunately, they liked me. I am not an Elk and I am not an Elkette, but I am completely at home in the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. The Elks never let anyone down. They never turn away a plea for help. I cant even remember how many times I ran to them last winter for help with the Mardi Gras. I was always asking big favors. They never hesitated. They just stepped in, and did what had to be done. Who collected, directed and ran the Mardi Gras parade? The Elks. Who conceived, designed, ordered and distributed the beautiful Krewe of Wrecks doubloon? The Elks. Who spent long hours fabricating steel rods into a perWho participated and partied to the hilt in every single social event during the Mardi Gras? The Elks. Who, then are the really distinguished citizens of the year? The ElksClaire and Dick Zelius, Mary and Morrie Drees, Trudy and Ray Bridges, The Emmas, The Skaggs, The Carters, The Bradshaws, the Turners those are the winners. Maybe, their voting committee just got their wires crossed and didnt quite remember who did all those important tasks. Or maybe, their criteria is to give the award to the one person who asks them to complete more impossible tasks than any other. Somehow, it just always comes out that the Elks did all the work, and then turned around and presented me with their highest award. Now, I have a little tip for anyone who aspires to be the distinguished citizen of next year. Its really quite simple. Just put those Elks to work on a community project!Pray for Surf! The Second Annual Yancy Spencer III Memorial Surf Contest returns to the Pensacola Beach Pier Saturday, May 3 beginning at 8 a.m. The event is held in tribute to Pensacola Beach native, Yancy Spencer III, who passed away in 2011. All proceeds from the event will fund the Yancy Spencer III Memorial Scholarship. Each time we hold an event, we are amazed at the way the community joins together to celebrate Yancys life and legacy, says JB Schluter on behalf of the SpenThis memorial will draw surfers from all over the United States, and will be a family friendly event for spectators and competitors alike. Yancy was a huge inspiration to me and many others through his faith and his this take place to commemorate such an awesome person! The day will include a food, music, a paddle out and, of course a surf contest. Participants can sign up at any Innerlight location.Surf Event Honors Local Surf Legend

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PAGE 4 Island Times April 29, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE slp@saltylensphotography 850-585-9809 Clark Allen 850-324-2452clark_allen@bellsouth.net complete lawn care, 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 BARStay and PlayReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Biscuit Miller & The Mix...Tues, Apr 29 at 6 PM Victor Wainwright... Thurs, May 1: Mon, May 5: Wed, May 7 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Fri, May 2 at 6 PM Harper...Sun, May 4 at 3 PM ; Tues, May 6 at 6 PM Fish Out of Water...Thurs, May 8 at 6 PM Whiskey Down...Fri, May 9 at 6 PM The Sun Dogs...Sat, May 10 at 6 PM Josh Garrett Band...Mothers Day Sun, May 11, 3 PM Tues, May 13 at 6 PM Bryan Lee...Thurs, May 15 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Fri, May 16 at 6 PM Big Al & The Heavyweights...Sat, May 17 at 6 PM The Upstarts...Sun, May 18, 3 PM Tues, May 20 6 PM ON STAGE Hot Rods In ParadiseThursday Saturday May 15-17 Bryan Lee Paddleboards & Kayaks for rent FUNThe Trivia Master was pondering the hydrogen and oxygen combo that lives in the three giant water tanks near the Bob Sikes Toll Facility. Residents pass them daily without notice. Tourists get bug eyed at the blue behemoths squatting as silent sentries. Kids wonder if there are really dolphins frolicking in the tanks as the decorative murals would suggest. The three tanks holding water on the island are heavy weights when it comes to storage. The Trivia Master asked how many gallons the Emerald Coast Utilities Authority tanks hold combined. The correct answer according to the ECUA communications guy Jim Roberts is 4.5 million gallons. Just answer with the ECUA engineers who oversee the tanks. Big Bob Dority was really pretty close with his answer of 3 million gallons. He has been busy working at Regency and wheeling in his beach cart, so his Trivia answers have been sporadic. Look for the Big One to start playing again on a regular basis. Trivia Tim, who is almost never wrong, was a bit optimistic in his answer of 8.5 million gallons. He has accumulated so many trivia t-shirts that he has been giving them away to his co-workers at the Holiday Inn Express. Southern Vacation Rentals Ron Wilson, who has conquered the DeLuna Treasure Hunt, battled waves and concrete skate parks, and even did a stint as a bartender at Kevins, was scratching his head on this one. He used his Who Wants To Be a Millionaire persona and wrote, Three water tanks, lets say 7.75 million gallons total. After Kathy Christoff started wearing her winning Island Times t-shirt all over town, husband Greg got motivated to play. Unlike his wife, he remains shirtless. Ben Womack returned to trivia after a long absence. Welcome back. Ben emailed, The new concrete water tank holds 3 million gallons. The two remaining steel tanks hold 2.75 million gallons each for a total of 8.50 True, the ECUA stores potable water in the tanks, but if beach were to secede from the mainland, with wine. Cheers. Way back in the 1980s, there was a kingdom where guests could rest their weary heads. It was ofBeach properties. Can you name them? You will be wearing a new Island Times trivia t-shirt if you are swers. Send your name and phone number to islandtimes@bellsouth. net with trivia in the subject line. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, May 6. Good luck. GLAM GRAMThe Glamorous GrandmothDotson. She has a new granddaughter. Vada Elyse West was born April 21 to Corinne and Colin West. Vada has two big brothers at home Ethan, who is nine and Caden, 5. DRIVING LIKE CRAZYMelissa and Jay Wright warned all who walk or travel along the area roads. They now have two teenage drivers at their house. Congrats to Hailie who is the newest member of the Wright family behind the wheel. MERRY MARYMary Bessone, who lived in Villa Sabine for multiple decades, orchestrated her own ninetieth birthday party inviting her former Lila Cox. Family was to arrived from Dallas for the festivities which included dinner downtown at Global Grill. FISHIN TIME bia Cobia Tournament Director. Her event had its largest entry ever and anglers brought big Codid she do on Monday after the hectic three day weekend? She the Gulf and hook em up. JAZZED UP DGsDelta Gammas Venetia Vasilliades, Susan Irvine Cole, Brenda Kay Bruce,-Hammel, Mary Anne Beovich, Mary Iwashita Claus, Sarah Renee Hand, Katie Andress, Eleanor Hoehn, Jeannie for a Founders Day luncheon at Seville Quarter. Mary Anne Beovich celebrated 60 years in the Sisterhood. CONGRATS BREEZY will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Honors May 3 from the University of South Florida. Her proud parents YOUNG ARTISTSECUA Recycling Coordinator Amanda Handrahan said this tary School Recycling Coloring Contest entries were all winners. The judges had a tough time picking the best from the rest. Heres who took top spots: First place Huffy Sea Star Girls Bike.; Second place winner, Kate Westholm earned a Twister Light Up Skip-It; Asmar who received a Marvel the Avengers Inline Scooter and Taylor Brame took home a Fortune Cookie Maker; Nicholas Collins was awarded fourth place with Game as his prize. All entries will be on display at the Earth Day Islandstyle. GET WELL TED her dad Teds list of close friends with a health update. Friendly Ted Mardi Gras and an all-around good guy lives in Iowa when hes not on the island. Get well, Ted. The beers cold and we will save MOTHERS ROCKIs your mom a rocker or more of a symphony type? Treat her to brunch or a bushwacker or the free concert, Sunday, May 11.

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PAGE 5 Island Times April 29, 2014 The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board is committed to beach renourishment. In a special meeting, April 23, the Full Board voted to send a letter to the Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation stating the SRIA has the ability to provide a local match of $8.5 million. million in their budget to dedicate to renourishment annually which would be used to repay a loan over multiple years. The potential sources are: $600,000 bond expense forgiveness to the County, $350,000 from the General Fund, reducing the adThe SRIA currently allocates $200,000 to meet additionBoardwalk, but according to SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee, they can provide ample additional Escambia County The action hinges on the Escambia County Board of Commissioners willingness participate in a loan to the SRIA, and the States approval to increase the budget to include Pensacola Beachs renourishment project. Beach renourishment is neces nourishment costs are anticipated The SRIA Committee Meet ings immediately followed the conclusion of the special board meeting. Pensacola Beachs Gulf Pier requests to sublease to Dog House Deli, Smoothie King and Beach Beadz were approved, along with a licensing agreement to add seating on public property. The Administrative Committee will continue discussion on a policy to give priority to local and small businesses who compete in SRIA bids. Board Attorney Mike Stebbins suggested that the SRIA refer businesses to complete Escambia Countys plication thereby being vetted by the County. Chairman Tammy Bohannon viewed the policy to be too cumbersome and feared it would eliminate the very businesses who the policy seeks to help. The item will remain in Committee. The recent increase of spon sorship requests required a new policy be developed. SRIA Administration Director Robbie Schrock presented the Committee with an Event Sponsorship Policy designating a Community/Civic/Charitable category and a separate Tourism/Promotional category. The maximum funding requests of $2,500 and board members. In the Community cat egory there is no reasonable expectation that tourism dollars will be generated from the event, said Shrock. In the other category, the sponsorship is based on the events ability to increase tourism. Bohannon did not agree with the super majority vote needed to exceed the funding limit. Board Member Dave Pavlock explained that in order for the Board to violate a policy, the reason must be so compelling that the entire board agrees to do so. The policy, which passed before the Full Board for review. The Committee voted to allocate $2,500 to the Gulf Breeze Baseball Boosters for their Summer Classic Tournament. The athletes and families are encour aged to book rooms at beach hotels. The Junior Leagues request for a $5,000 sponsorship of their Red Haute Royale event in Pensacola was denied. The SRIA Full Board will Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at Directors Flock To Pensacola Beachs White Sands Traveling Wall Arrives This WeekLights. Camera. Action. Pensacola Beachs white sand glistens and beckons television crews from all over the globe to use the pristine area as a backdrop for documentaries, dramas and cooking shows. On the heels of a visit from Spanish Documentary Director Ignacio Gallego, Santa Rosa Island Authoritys Buck Lee announced at the April 23 SRIA meeting that he escorted a Travel Channel crew to an undisclosed location to film an episode of Grilled America to run in August or September. Additionally, the Weather Channel is arriving on the island no strangers to Pensacola Beach since they arrive in advance of tropical weather. They are doing a show about great looking beaches, said Lee. I will be working with them next week. Lee requested approval for on Terror Remembrance Wall. The SRIA board agreed to the allocation, so the Wall arrives to be set up, Tuesday, April 29 near the Gulfside Pavilion. It honors names. The Wall, which is used to raise awareness and educate, will be on location until Sunday, May 4. For information about the Wall and its veteran support programs, WallofRemembrance.org.

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PAGE 6 Island Times April 29, 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 ChowderMost of us love patronizing our beach businesses where everybody knows your name. Bill and I are even luckier to have an excellent local Banker who not only knows our names, but also considers us friends. I recently ran into Bank of the Souths super employee Judy Lenderman at a local grocery store. (We call her super employee because she bakes the delectable bread sold at the Bankery and shes been there since the Bank opened its island branch.) Actume half to death when she came up behind me and spoke to me. This was shortly after returning home from our Arkansas vacation. When asked if wed been out of town, I mentioned our vacation. She said the in town Bank Branch had called her to see if she knew whether or not we might be out of town. They had quickly spotted out of state activity on our debit card. Judy asked where the card had been used and when they told her it was Georgia, she said that it was most likely that we had used the card there. Since she knows that we have family there she didnt feel it necessary to bother us with a phone call. Now that is the most personal of Personal Bankanywhere and I love it. Its nice conducting business with a locally owned and operated Bank who thinks of us as friends. So thanks Judy for always making your clients feel so special. It is noticed and appreciated. Since my travelling fever tine Bunkie Hewerdine and I decided to go Birthday Tripping to Biloxi. (I was out of town and missed her milestone Birthday on April 1.) We carefully gathered all our casino mail offers, checked all the freebies and decollect and use all our free play and bonus money. We checked two nights. Their rooms are extremely nice and include complimentary bath robes along with your favorite music being played when you arrive (they ask about your choice of music when making reservations). We also decided their slot machines were a bit looser since our luck changed after checking into Island View for the remaining three days. We did manage to play our way through quite a few casinos. If we didnt win, we used our free food credits and offers and ate very well the entire trip. That makes us winners in my opinion. Since I was in Biloxi for gans milestone Birthday which was celebrated in two beautiful condos in Perdido Key (a very generous gift to Lois from a friend). I was with her last year when her Birthday was spent in And I knew she would have lots of friends to help her celebrate this year. I am slowly, but reluctantly, learning that I cannot do everything. I didnt miss was Easter! Friday prior to Easter weekend. Daughter Mel Rowe and her beau Don Miller had already planned to host Easter dinner for both families. Grandchildren Jesiah and Sissy (Quincy) came over Saturday so we tried the egg dying recipe from the April 1 edition. It was great fun except we used maybe a bit too much shaving cream and food dye (and, of course, we sprinkled them with magic dust). We went through a whole box of gloves. Since my food coloring is the professional stuff sold at bakeries, it is concentrated and almost impossible to remove. It was still a grand time and Jesiah even joined us to dye a few eggs. I volunteered to bring a dessert so Sissy helped me make Reeses Peanut Butter cupcakes (miniature chocolate cupcakes with a special peanut butter dipped each cupcake in whipped cream and arranged them on a platter in a big egg shape. Then we iced the Egg with colored whipped cream. It was quite impressive and looked like our sparkly colored real eggs (which we placed in a nice basket for the table centerpiece). I love having Sissy with me in the kitchen and shes a quick and eager student when cooking with Nanny. Its hard to believe that were almost into May already. I am so loving Spring and that precious Daylight Savings Time. I have had more energy since the time changed and Im considering just not changing my clock when we have to fall back. Okay, our Vodka Tip for the week: They say, Pour one-half cup vodka and one-half cup water into a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing ice pack for aches, pain or black eyes. I say, Pour one cup vodka and two cups orange juice in a Ziploc freezer bag and freeze for a slushy, refreshing drink for the hot days of summer. If you stay off stairs and decks, hopefully you wont get aches, pains or a black eye. De Mayo (Mexicos Independence Day celebrated on the Fifth of May). Terri McKamey, Island Times columnist of Off ing. I chose this unique Mexican recipe to share. If you dont substitute whatever you catch as fresh herbs, throw those in, too. If you catch, clean and cook this recipe, you will also make your Mother very happy. So, lets cook.. in Spicy Tomato Sauce 1 tsp. vegetable oil (you can also use canola or olive oil) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 14.5 oz. can tomatoes, diced 1 tbsp. fresh jalapeno pepper (about one pepper, seeded and chopped **use gloves**) tsp. sugar tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice (2 med. limes) 1 tsp. grated lime zest cup black olives, sliced In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-low heat and saut onion and garlic until tender. Add the tomatoes with their juice, the jalapeno, sugar and cumin. Simmer partially covered for 10 minutes. Add 2 3 tbsp. water if mixture gets dry. gredients to the skillet and simmer, uncovered, over mediumlow heat for 10 -13 minutes or sauce. Enjoy, share and have a Mothers Day! See ya in the kitchen..

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Island Times PAGE 7 April 29, 2014 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Gifts Galore Whimsical Home Decor Teachers Childrens Jim Shore Mermaids and more....Gifts that are SHORE to please Leading up to Mays Military Appreciation Month observance Semper Fi Funds athletic rehabilitative program Team Semper their Recovery through Sport program to the resort. Throughout the April 4-6 weekend, Team Semper Fi worked with approximately 20 disabled service veterans in breakout sessions on running, biking and swimming as part of a combined rehabilitative focus through teamwork, exercise and sport. The majority of the service veterans are new to triathlons. The service veterans repre-sent all branches of service, and various injuries such as: spinal cord injuries, arm amputees, traumatic brain injuries, post traumatic stress disorder, and various orthopedic injuries. Its a challenge for the the way they (disabled service members) learn the sport, verses someone whos able bodied. So thats the interesting part of having injured service members, or challenged athletes, or anybody with any kind of disability is said John Fitzgerald, Senior Manager for Team Semper Fi. This is the third year Portoreturn to the resort for training. A Paratriahtlon is set for Sunday, May 11 organized by the coaches Semper Fi Funds Team Semper Fi and its mission of providing recovery through sport please visit their website at http://semCyclist Nathan DeWalt participates in Fridays Recovery Photo by Benjamin Davidson Bring your paddle board or the fun at the 2014 Paddle for a Cure on Saturday, May 3, on Little Sabine Bay. A fundraiser created by Fitness Onboard in partnership with Sacred Heart Foundation, this event will raise funds to provide treatment for patients who are battling pancreatic and colon cancers. Fitness Onboard, located across the street from Margaritaville Beach Hotel, will provide participants with a paddle course and paddleboard, and will offer from 10 a.m. to noon. The fun is just beginning. At noon, the fundraising will continue with a silent auction, which will include dozens of donated items and packages from event sponsors. The $50 registration side items and dessert, adult beverages, kids beverages, an event T-shirt, live music and much more. Fitness Onboard also will donate a stand-up paddleboard for a drawing. Tickets for the drawing will be $5 per ticket or A limited number of paddleboards will be available for those who do not have boards, and some paddleboards will be available to share among all participants. Spectators are welcome to enjoy the after-paddle festivities for a $20 donation (T-shirt not included). For more information, visit board.com. Dip A Paddle In Sabine Bay at Fundraiser

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PAGE 8 Island Times April 29, 2014 Joanne & Noel Faddis1591 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Joanne Faddis www.rmivacations.com 850-932-5376 800-874-9245Owners...Want Income? Looking for the most income, fewest problems renting your beach property? Call the experts at RMI VacationsPensacola Beachs rental headquarters since 1972 Two hundred Pensacola Beach leaseholders attended the April 14 Town Hall meeting at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church eager to hear updates on taxes. The Pensacola Beach Advocates hosted the forum where Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson and Attorney Danny Kepner were the featured speakers. Commissioner Robinson, whose district includes Pensacola Beach, reiterated that the Board of County Commissioners does not assess nor collect taxes, but they do allocate roughly half of the taxes collected. The Escambia County School Board receives over half of the ad valorem taxes collected, along with a small amount going to the Northwest Florida Water Management District. We only have authority over a small percentage. We cannot do anything about taxes being levied upon you, said Robinson. We cannot refund your taxes. And, until the lawsuits are resolved, you will remain in tax purgatory. At the meeting, Robinson said the County is escrowing the tax monies collected on leasehold land. The taxes collected on improvements are being spent throughout the County including the Beach. Pensacola Beach is the single largest park in Escambia County, and we need to maintain the pristine area, said Robinson. We have begun to address drainage issues particularly at Rio Vista and Bahia Paz, road repair, toll bridge improvements, boardwalk repairs and northshore renourishment. He added that taxes support the functions of the property appraiser, tax collector, supervisor of elections and the jail. The jail eats up about 40 percent of the ad valorem taxes collected in Escambia County. Robinson addressed the $1,077,391 that the Santa Rosa Island Authority currently pays to the County annually for road bonds, fire station, ambulance service and sheriffs deputies. Referring to the SRIAs funds being sent to the County, Robinson commented, There are some items that the SRIA is paying to the County Commission. We need to absorb those things since you are paying taxes. We are working on that. Much like you, my fellow Commissioners are still trying to get a clearer picture. The picture is not clear with regard to taxation, lease fees, litigation, fee simple title and the future of the Santa Rosa Island tions with regard to each topic, but answers were not concrete. Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge Attorney Danny Kepner who represents a large group of Pensacola Beach leaseholders in their case contesting taxation reminded leaseholders that the interest due on unpaid taxes continues to accrue while they wait to see if the Supreme Court of Florida will grant or deny the The cases contesting taxation on land are still in the lower courts. Pensacola Beach Advocates Governmental Affairs Committee has been gathering input with regard to the future governance of Pensacola Beach. We want to collaborate with the Beach Chamber, the hospital ity industry, the SRIA and the the future of the beach looks like, said Committee Chairman Jim Cox. I think it is important that the County hear from all of us. More information is online at www.pbadvocates.org. Group Seeks Input for Future of Island

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PAGE 9 Island Times April 29, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online www.MyIslandTimes.com Gorgeous views from this 4BR/2BA 2,618 SF home on Sabine Bay. Boat dock. MLS #461114 $599,000 The Pro Watercross Tour will launch the 2014 Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 10-11 east of the Gulf Pier. Its a thrilling weekend with of non-stop action that caters to the entire family. Competitors are expected to travel from all over the world in order to compete at the HydroTurf Pro Watercross Tour. The Pro Class will begin at 11 a.m. daily. After the racing action concludes on Sunday, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra will perform a lively Mothers Day Concert at the Gulfside Pavilion beginning at 7 p.m. There is no charge for spectators at either event. The Santa Rosa Island Authority is a sponsor of the Watercross Tour and the host of the Symphony Concert. Symphony Concert, Jet Ski Races Set For Mothers Day Weekend Pensacola Beach Womans Club issued tiaras to their former Club Presidents in a royal coronation ceremony at the Clubs Sixieth Anniversary Luncheon, April 17. The newly minted Queens of the Island Joanne Brooks, left, Shelby Smith, center and Carleen Wheeler, are thrilled to be honored. Past presidents, not in photo, who were also crowned are Chrissy Cook, Lynda Knell, Patty Lou Kattner, Evelyn Wright, Jane McGrath and Bettie Lee Sundstrom.

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PAGE 10 Island Times April 29, 2014 Saturday May 3 8 to 3 Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion Where White Sands Come With Great ECUA Stories A Trip to Santa Rosa Island is Not Only an Adventure, but an Environmental ExperienceRecycling Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) Best Tasting Water Quality Compressed Natural Gas Household Hazardous Waste Water ReuseFREE Give AwaysWIpes Clog Pipes, FOG and Recycling MagnetsHazardous Household Waste Drop OffPaint Pool chemicals Motor oil Cooking oil Dont MissAward winning recycling artwork by Pensacola Beach Elementary studentsFree Document Shredding Goodwill EasterSeals Donation DropMeet MadalynnA Mermaid at the Sea Turtle HomecomingGames Contests Fun Meeting the LOCALS has never been more memorable

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PAGE 11 Island Times April 29, 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 Brianne Stanley,left, gets her nephew Easton ready to dip his egg in the cups of dye at the Eggstravaganza at Paradise, April 19. Carly Curlett, 2, hunts for Easter eggs at the Beach Church Egg Hunt, April 19. Max Work won the Best Easter Basket award at Paradises Eggstravaganza, April 19. Jeff Archer of YOLO paddleboards and his dog, Flea, entered the Coastal Paddleboard races hosted at Grand Marlin April 12. The dog befriended Archer while in Costa Rica and now they are a watersports duo. They worked their way through a three mile course tested by a steady wind. Pensacola Beach native Ethan Luppert cools down after competing at the Coastal Paddleboard Three Mile Race, April 12 at The Grand Marlin. Lup pert finished second in his division. His parents Steve and Martha were on the sidelines cheering.

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Island Times April 29, 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 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 Geoff KalmbachTurtle Trax By DJ Zemenick Sea Turtle Patrollers along the Gulf Coast are beginning to set their alarms. Patrollers will kick into gear before dawn on May 1, hoping for an exciting 2014 season. In 2013 we had a grand total of sixty-two sea turtle nests, but Pensacola Beach was the record-breaking area with 20 sea turtle nests: 18 Loggerhead and 2 Green. The total Gulf Islands National Seashore nest count was down somewhat with 14 nests in each section (Perdido Key, Ft. Pickens and Santa Rosa): 40 Loggerhead and 2 Green. Sadly, there were no Kemps Ridley nests. We are seeing improvements in sea turtle friendly lighting on Pensacola Beach as well as the coastal areas of the mainland, but we have a long way to go. If you are crossing the Bob Sikes Bridge at night, notice the increased number of amber lights along the shore in many areas of the mainland instead of the bright white lights which are disruptive to sea turtles. Amber lights are a beautiful sight to sea turtle enthusiasts. You may not think that lighting in Gulf Breeze or Pensacola would affect us on the beach, but notice how light from stadiums or the downtown area is reflected downward toward the ground on nights with low cloud cover, dramatically amplifying sky luminance. This effect is called sky glow. On Pensacola Beach we are still trying to get the word out to both residents and tourists how important sea turtle friendly lighting is to the survival of the marine species. Starting May 1, exterior lights (especially Gulf side lights) should be turned off, shielded, or replaced by amber lights which are less disruptive. Window shades should be closed at night on the Gulf side. Houses or condos which do not have window treatments should turn off lamps sitting close to Gulf side windows or relocate them farther away from the window. Pensacola Beach is a great example of how important lighting is when it comes to sea turtles. Last year there was a considerable amount of disorientation to both sea turtles coming ashore to nest and hatchlings emerging from nests. Of the twenty nests in the populated area, 65 percent of the nests were affected by disorientation specifically caused by lighting which drew the hatchlings inland. Without constant monitoring, that could have resulted in a huge loss of hatchlings. There were also 18 false crawls just on Pensacola Beach last year. That means female sea turtles made 18 trips ashore and did not nest. The reasons are many: bright lighting/activity which make her feel unsafe or obstructions on the beach which made her turn back. The second biggest problem we encountered on Pensacola Beach last year was the amount of tents and beach chairs left on the beach overnight. One loggerhead was witnessed nesting under a tent. Luckily she did not get tangled in the anchor lines and the event was witnessed, otherwise the nest might have been missed or destroyed by the next morning. Please remember to pack up all your belongings at night when you leave the beach and allow the sea turtles a chance to safely nest. This year Earth Day Islandstyle is coinciding with the beginning of sea turtle patrol. Please come out and join us at Casino Beach on Saturday, May 3. Until next time, LIGHTS OUT! I want to discuss a topic that I hear a lot...genetics effecting your body. Being overweight is a big health and mortality risk but it's not the health or the mortality that motivates most people. No my friends, motivation that changes people only rarely comes from the end-of-life threat. More often it is how one looks or feels. The desperation associated with weight loss is monumental. The emotions and frustrations that many people feel are the exact reason they fail at weight and fat loss: they go in expecting to fail. Excuses or reasons why one cannot lose weight are comforting for some people and an excuse I hear a lot is I come from a fat family. In other words, lots of people love being a victim. So the million dollar question is... just how much does genetics influence your weight and what can you do about it? Genetics influence the tendency to weigh a certain amount, where that weight is stored and how easy or hard it will be for you to get rid of it. Notice this has nothing to do with how easy it is to put it on. Genetics also influence the consequences of being overweight... are you going to wreck your joints, wreck your heart, get diabetes, have high blood pressure or a stroke or even cancer? Now here is a fascinating phenomenonthe degree to which your genetics influence your body weight (and many of the diseases I mentioned above) can be further modified by the very things that you have control over: nutrition and exercise. Proper diet and exercise pretty much puts you in the captain's chair as far as being the master of your fate. So now you say, Ok Geoff, now that I know I'm in control, what do I do? You have to cut the excuses, start an exercise program, and start eating healthy today. If you're already doing this, then stick with it and crank up the intensity of your exercise program so you don't plateau. If you are not and need help, text A Victim No More to 305.393.1282 for a free fitness consult.

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Island Times PAGE 13 April 29, 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 April 29, 2014 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. Calendar13: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 14: Military Fishing Expedition. Sponsors Needed. Beach Chamber, 850-932-1500. 17: Pensacola Beach Triathlon, 7 a.m. Casino Beach. 18: Three Mile Bay Swim, 7 a.m. 20: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 23: Free Trolley Service begins 26: Memorial Day 27; Beach Chamber Membership Meeting. Upper Room Coffee Shop, 8:30 a.m. Guests call 850-932-1500. 27: Business After Hours, Shaggys. Guests Call 850-932-1500. 5:30 to 7 pm 27: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 28: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 30: Last day of School 31: DeLuna Landing Fiesta of Five Flags, Boardwalk Amphitheatre. 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 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. www.denrem.com 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. www.denrem.com 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 JeremyJohnsonRealtor.com 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!APRIL29: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, PB RV Resort, 8:30 a.m. Guests call 850-932-1500. 29: Bands on the Beach. Not Quite Fab, Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www. visitpensacolabeach.comMAY1: Sandbar Launch Week begins. Invitations available at Sandbar. 1: Sunset Tri, Portofino 1: AdFed MiniGolf Tourney, Tiki Island, 6:30 p.m. 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: Paddleboarding at Fitness Onboard, Little Sabine Bay 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 6: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 7: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 8: Galvez Day 10: ProWatercross Tour, east of Pier, Jet Ski races 10: Kayak Fishing Tourney, weigh-in Shoreline Park, gulfcoastkayakfishing.com 11: Paratriathlon, Portofino 11: Mothers Day Symphony by the Sea, Gulfside Pavilion, 7 pm For Sale By Owner Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 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. PensacolaHumane.org 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 MyIslandTimes.com Island TimesPlease recycle Share this newspaper with a friend Pets WE LOVE LEASHED DOGS! Protect your pet, walk them daily on a leash. Pick up their waste and encourage good dog ownership. Woof! 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. Best lot on Pensacola Beach. Soundside. Westerly exposure. Beautiful sunsets. Dock, WaverGreat neighbors. 250 LeStarboard. 817-268-5498 or 817-781-4762. $425,000. BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 7.

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PAGE 17 Island Times April 29, 2014 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood www.bayins.com bay@bayins.com Are You Kidding? Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: What Is The Heartbleed Computer Virus? A: It is a computer virus program that has apparently been around for a couple of years, but was only recently uncovered by Internet security specialists. It is said to be the highest potential risk found on the Internet since the beginning of the Internet. The program is installed on various websites, on which user names and passwords are required to use the site. Its purpose is to stealthily collect user login and password information. It does not infect your computer and it does not infect Internet Explorer. But, with this virus, your Internet account is at risk regardless of which kind of device (computer, smartphone, iPad, etc) you use to access a website. That is because the website itself is infected. Sites that have been affected include Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Netflix, USAA, Yahoo, Tumblr, Gmail, Dropbox, Youtube, and GoDaddy. This is certainly not the entire list. If have logged into your account on check to see if the bug has been removed from the site. Then you should change your password for that site. The virus affects only those websites that use OpenSSL (Secure Socket Layer) security, which includes more than 65 percent of all sites. OpenSSL is the mechanism that allows you to transmit information between your computer and the Internet in an encrypted format. Due to a using that technique to transmit information have been vulnerable for the last two years. The name Heartbleed was given to the virus by a security company, which also created a bleeding, heart-shaped logo to help raise public awareness. The name Heartbleed is taken from the word heartbeat, which is a reference to the transmission of encrypted data in the OpenSSL programs. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Pensacola Beach Chamber Board Chairman Beverly Campbell, left, presents a check for $3175 to Covenant Hospice from the proceeds of the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. Joining Campbell on stage are (L to R): Hospice Communications Manager Angie Schlosser, Chamber Vice Chair Nan Harper, Chamber President Nicole Stacey, Hospice Development Manager Leah Harrison, Chamber Secretary Diane Tyson and Chamber Treasurer Ron Wilson. The presentation was made during an All-Chamber event hosted at the Sandshaker Lounge, April 17. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown, right, briefs a group of paddlesport enthusiasts prior to launching on the second leg of the End-To-End Seashore paddling excursion. Accompanying Brown at the Park West launch on April 21 are (L Services Chief Robert Turpin, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson and Tom Gabriel, whose wife Melissa joined him in a two person kayak. The group set a leisurely pace and landed an eight-day period paddling from the tip of Fort Pickens to the East Pass near Destin. Given the question on a second grade reading test, What is the difference between a bridge and a ferry? one child responded: You walk on a bridge, but a ferry comes to get your teefes. Another said, A bridge is for cars, a ferry has wings. (I. Brown)

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PAGE 18 Island Times April 29, 2014 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Harbourtown #31Gail Walsh Owner/Operator MA#31796 MM#29635 Check out our services and prices atGailAWalsh.comCall 850-261-5678 for current specials! Boston And Other News This years Boston Marathon represents a tremendous comeback from the depths of a horrible, unspeakable series of events. Last year I was watching the race online and tracking many of our local runners when the explosions rocked and ruined an otherwise outstanding day. Its still painful. It still hurts, but the triumphs this year, at least ease the memory some. Two athletes (out of the 36,000 in the race) in particular made impressive comebacks themselves and their triumphs are of special note. Boston Marathon Champion. He No One, gave him a chance. Hes the race started in Hopkinton, he took the lead and held it through still leading at the half-marathon mark. Quite frankly, the favorites were not taking him that seriously. Some one always takes the lead early and eventually fades. Everyone knows the race miles. By then Meb had charged on and built up a lead. Finally, the thoroughbreds were racing after him with just miles to go and seemed ready to catch him. left onto famed Boylston Street and screamed downhill towards and he held off his challengers to Meb is a refugee from Eritrea who came to the United States in San Diego, honed his running talent in our training system, ran marathon silver medalist in the won the New York City Marathon recently represented our country in the London Olympics. Mindi Straw also made her own special comeback for this years Boston. Mindi is the President of our local triathlon club, TriGulfcoast, and is a person who operates non-stop. Constantly in motion, her triathlon and running accomplishments are not surprising considering her energy, discipline and resolve. Boston at the New Orleans Rock N Roll Marathon and then went to Boston as a spectator. She was rences that shocked the nation and left an indelible impression on her. She knew then that she marathon. During the past year she has suffered two separate stress fractures and spent four months in a soft cast (walking boot). Despite stripped down training program that allowed her to stay in great shape and also protected her foot. She has raced several triathlons and road races since then and looked forward to returning to Boston this year as a competitor. She did complete the race in an impressive time and marveled and the huge throngs lining the course the entire way. Congratulations to Mindi (and, of course, to Meb)! Congratulations are also in order to TriGulfCoast member Jessica Koelsch who was the female Champion at the Mullet Man Triathlon at the Florabama. Since moving to Pensacola, Jessica has notched many impressive be presented by the Pensacola in this historic race which bisects the city from Pensacola State details are available at www. pensacolarunners.com. That same day Fitness Onboard will hold their fourth anLittle Sabine Bay across from the Margaritaville Hotel. In three years Cindi Bonner and her group pancreatic and colon cancer. You sonboard.com. This week marked the fourth anniversary of the oil spill in our beautiful Gulf of Mexico. I am saddened (and angered) just thinking about it..thinking about that camera well below the surface that documented the oil straight days. Like everyone else, Im not forgetting anything about that shameful disaster nor forgiving those who caused it. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Beach Resident Kimberly Cole, left, and her brother Michael Schmitz, Philip Williams, 22, of Pensacola rounds the final turn during the Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, April 13. His time for 16.1 miles was 1:23:36 which placed first place. There were 1156 medals at the post race party at Flounders. Glenn Windham and the Captn Fun Runners won the award for the best water station, which is like a party unto itself.

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Island Times PAGE 19 April 29, 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 Wallwww.weatherfords.net 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 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam I know you guys are anxious to read the results of the Third Annual Cobia Phobia Tournament which was held at Paradise Bar and Grill April 18-20, but I have Trisha Tenuto and her boyfriend have had a not-so-great year and well just leave it at so happens they were fishing at the Bob Sikes fishing bridge and they found a turtle in This poor turtle was wrapped up in a rod and line rescued the turtle, cutting away process they got a rod which they cleaned up, put twelve pound test familiar with the Gotcha, the lure is excellent for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout and in using short, sharp jerks of the rod to produce a deadly swimKarma smiled down on Trisha and here she is (photo, left) with right caught on a Gotcha and 12 And what a beautiful picture Huge shout out to those Pier Rats ing you guys to believe in karma! Now on to the Cobia Phobia tourney where a fantastic time results and congrats to all who participated: 1. Wetter the Better/ Alex Renn/ 64.35 pound Cobia 2. Alcyone/ Jimmy Stephen/49.65 pound Cobia 3. Bamboo Vic II/ Joseph Dewberry/ 31.40 pound Cobia 4. Cetecea/ Shayne Routh/ 25 pound Cobia I don't know anyone who's From Spanish to Cobia to Pomyou waiting for? Grab a Kid and Flounders Beach Mike Whitaker pedals from the starting line of the Tour de Cure April 12 at the Gulfside Pavilion. Riders completed routes of varying distances to raise money and awareness about Diabetes. Whitaker, who is a shift manager at the WalMart in Navarre trains weekly in cycling workouts. He rode the 36 mile route. 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk Mondays Specials all Day! 1/2 price BARE, 10 am til close. Texas Hold Em 4444Fun & Trivia, 7 PM Tuesdays 8pm to Midnite Karaoke with Becky Wednesdays 8pm to Midnite Get The Horn Thurdays T-shirt Nite 1/2 price drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM to close. After Midnight 8 PM Sundays 9 pm to Midnite Karaoke with Becky Fri May 2 Something Huge, 7 Sat May 3 Something Huge, 9 Sun May 4 After Midnight, 4 Fri May 9 Bad Habits, 8 Sat May 10 Bad Habits, 9 Sun May 11 Get The Horn, 4 Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 Saturdays, 3-7 Dave & Joe Show Shaker Deck Get Mom a Shaker T-Shirt Mothers Day May 11 Open Air Observation Deck Great Drinks at Great Prices since 1973! its always Shakin Its Shaker Time!

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