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Volume X, Number 5 Pensacola Beach, Florida June 24, 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 Happy Birthday America!Tommy Grice is beach famous for celebrating the Fourth of July with a few friends sipping from liquor infused watermelons. What started as a casual Beach party in 1972 with about 8 people, developed into a Beach tradition with hundreds of invited guests. The gregarious host has retired his party, but the tradition continues. For more on Pensacola Beachs Fourth of July celebrations, turn to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times June 24, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Tuesday, July 1 Wednesday, July 2 Thursday, July 3 Friday, July 4 Saturday, July 5 Sunday, July 6 Beach Declares Its Independence From The Mundane Fourth of July Weekend Events Set To Dazzle Johnny Earthquake, center, and The Moondogs will perform at Bands on the Beach, Tuesday, July 1. Campanella, Preston To Run For Santa Rosa Island Authority


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 June 24, 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 The Islander Newspaper May 17, 1983 If the world was full of people like me, there would never be a need for tamper-proof containers. I cant even open conventional kinds of packaging. Invariably, if the top of a jar is a screw-on type with threads, I have to pop it a bit with a bottle opener before I can get it to turn. When my children were small, the manufacturers had just begun putting those lids on medicine bottles that turn around and turn around and turn around until you press down at the arrow to open. I always had to ask the kids to get the lids off those bottles, so I could give them whatever it was they were supposed to be taking. I am at my worst with wine bottle corks. Imagine sitting at the head of the table desperately trying to open a bottle of wine, only to find bits of cork floating in the wine and popping out on the table. Suddenly, the irascible corkscrew gouges the rest of the cork straight into the wine bottle where it bobs and bobs and leers at me, while wine spews out the top of the bottle like the Trevalon Fountain. You laugh. Dont. This actually happens to me. Often. Truthfully, one the two or three occasions when I have successfully extracted a cork in its entirety from a bottle of wine, I have become so emotional, I felt like just sitting there patting the cork, softly. So much for cork screws. How do you open a plastic bag filled with vegetables or fruits or alfalfa sprouts? Simple. You twist the little closure gadget to the right or left or some way until it frees the top of the bag. No matter which way I twist, it tightens. I gave up on that process a long time ago. I tear holes in plastic bags, and drag the contents out through the hold. Thats easier than aspirin tops and beats wine corks by a whole bunch. I like the mastery I feel over plastic bags. Not too long ago, I stopped in a station which was self serve. That meant I had to jump out of my truck, disengage the gas cap, put the nozzle in the opening, fill er up, pay the station and take off. All I did was take off. The gas cap was one of those that goes around and around and loosely clings to the tanknot once planning to part company. I knew that gas cap could be removed because the station attendant had been putting gasoline in the truck for months. True. It could be removed, but not by me. Finally, someone told me to turn it counter clockwise, and it would pop right off. Ive never had the courage to try. Clockwise or counter clockwise, lids, gas caps, corks and twist-on wires have all got my number. So, it has come time to take stock of myself. I can usually open egg cartons without breaking the eggs. Most of the time, I am able to unseal envelopes without tearing the contents inside. I can open an old fashioned box of cough drops, but I am totally baffled by the kind packaged in the plastic backed by foil. I cannot open baby gates, or remove trays from high chairs. I am more like to run into a Martian than solve Rubiks Cube. Well, you know, those tiny aspirin boxes with the red arrows on the top at the rear which say Push Here to Open? Well, all I can say is its a good thing I dont have headaches. There is some consolation to a bumblehead like me. Everyone knows I wasnt the Tylenol murderer. The Mardi Gras floats are empty, but the work of Pensacola Beachs original krewe goes on. The Krewe of Wrecks board remains active year round and recently announced their charitable giving campaign. Three local organizations Good Samaritan Clinic, Manna Food Bank and Covenant Hospice were given $1,000 each. The Elks Youth Camp received a $500 donation from the Wrecks. The Krewe of Bananimals dedicates their contributions to the Santa Rosa Kids House, children in foster care and most recently supported Camp Happy Sands. We make sure that the children in need have something under the Christmas tree and a colorful basket full of Easter goodies, said Karen Cook Cowen, krewe founder. Bananimals volunteers will sell ice cold bottled water under the Beach Chambers Air Show Vendors Tent, July 11-12. The Rosa Kids House. The Pensacola Beach Optimists support youth activities, so the proceeds from their Kentucky Derby Party will be dedicated to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School, among others. The Optimists host an oratorical contest, poster contest and bike rodeo at the School. They are also Partners-in-Education. The Pensacola Beach Womans Club hosts one fundraiser annually. The Luck of the Irish Fashion Show and Extravaganza allowed the Club to make sizeable Recipients of the one thousand dollar donations are: Pensacola Beach Elementary School, Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, Pensacola Beach Community Church, Junior Lifeguard Program, and the Northwest Florida Wildlife Sanctuary. The Womans Club is celebrating sixty years of service on Pensacola Beach which makes them the longest standing civic organization on the island. The Club awarded checks at their June 19 luncheon. Beach Organizations Spread Good Cheer Happy Campers Allison Sanchez, Camp Happy Sands Operations Director, left, accepts a $500 donation from the Krewe of Bananimals from Karen Cook Cowen. Cowen delivered the check during the Bananimals annual Luau, Sunday, June 8 at They will take a two month break before resuming the hard task of partying and good deeds.


PAGE 4 Island Times June 24, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Com e as you are Bike, boat or car 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 PlayReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Dave Jordan...Tues, June 24 at 6 PM True Blue...Thurs and Fri, June 26-27 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Sat, June 28 at 6 PM Chris Klein and The Boulevards...Sun, June 29 at 3 PM Monday Night Blues w/host John Hart...Mon, June 30 at 6 PM Chris Klein and The Boulevards... Tues, July 1 at 6 PM Bryan Lee...Thurs, July 3 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Fri, July 4 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Sat, July 5 at 6 PM The Renunion Band...Sun, July 6 at 3 PM Monday Night Blues w/host John Hart...Mon, July 7 at 6 PM ON STAGE BEST FLORIDA BEACH BAR AWARDS Sunday, June 29 at 4 Paradise is #3 in the State of Florida! INN at Monette Hodges Dancingly Yours Tops in DancePre-Register now for FallALBERT GRADUATESPensacola Beach native Michelle Albert graduated from the University of North Florida in April with a degree in Health Science. Shes just 21-years-old. Sister Melanie, who works fulltime at McGuires, is working toward a psychology degree at the University of West Florida. Their parents are Dr. Fran Albert and Monica Kellner. KARATE CHOPRising Fifth Grader Jack Landis has been a martial artist for seven years. He earned a black belt last week. Jack, whose proud parents are Dr. John and Lisa Landis trains at Sexton Taekwondo. He and little brother Jonah are Pensacola Beach Elementary School students. ACESAccording to Saltwater Rick Uzdevenes, Pete Falgout is a bar game expert. Pete, whos no stranger to the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun winners circle, won the Sandshaker Pool Tourney, June 2. Pete has recently joined his brother Freddy as a volunteer driver to assist veterans in getting to appointments and to run errands. DRY DAYWhen Scott Luebcke took Darla Richardson to be his wife two years ago, the rain poured all day long. It was a deluge but the clouds parted and allowed the sweet couple to tie the knot. Darla reported that she, Scott and daughter Brittany celebrated all day culminating with dinner at McGuires. Dry. Not a drop of rain all day, laughed Darla. BIRTHDAY BRIGADEThe June Birthday partiers should get together and have a big blowout shindig. All kinds of birthday cakes are being munched this month. Anita Remesch was the guest of honor June 21 at a beachside bash hosted by her husband Dennis across the country according to Dennis. Kathi Lewis, who dishes up a helping of gossip accompanied by a recipe in Peas, Porridge and a Dry Martini, added another year June 22. Shes scheduling her annual gambling junket with the Sisters of the Beach to toast the day. Fred Simmons and Jeremy Johnson, both Beach Realtors, blow out candles on June 24 and June 25, respectively. GINNYS BACKDid you miss Ginny? Ginny Sheehan has been on medical leave from the Beach Visitors Center but is back at her post. Stop by and say hello to her. Shell give you an Eco Tour map or a Trolley Times as a souvenir. PEANUT GALLERYWhats fun during the summer? The Thompson kids Lauren, Josh, Reilly and Madison followed their dad Mark to the Beach School gazebo to watch the oversized crane lift the modular classrooms into place June 10. Mark serves on the Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools board of directors. It was a big day in Beach School history. KIDS ROCK Floyd and Clara Smith usually favor the peace and quiet of the such, they were apprehensive about the surge of 2,400 children who stayed at the resort from Texas. However, Floyd and Clara behavior. They hope to soon hear the pitter patter of little feet await the visit of their nephew and grandchildren.DOWN TIMEMonika Renee Cosson is settling down after a busy couple of weeks. Monika volunteered at the Beach Churchs Vacation Bible School. Then she realized exactly how big her family was at the Cosson Family Reunion. After all of the fun and action, Monika is looking forward to some time with her feet kicked up this summer. BEACH FITJessica Koch is always one to Florida, Jessica has experimented with new ways to go healthy for the summer. She just completed a strict 24 day diet challenge eliminating such things as all-purpose of the challenge, Jessica is still trying out different healthy reciThe doctor is in! Dr. Fran Albert hunted and pecked and quickly discovered that the only states name that can be typed on a single row of the keyboard is to correctly answer the question which bordered between data entry and geographical knowledge. The Trivia Master will look for a special Island Times shirt for the longtime newspaper fan. The Roundtable Royalty Kim of the House of Cole could not consult her Wise One. He is not a typer. She nailed it anyway. The Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks sullied her record with the correct answer. She must abdicate her throne if she continues this trend of rightfully answering. Big Bob Dority popped up with the answer after thirty seconds of research. Good to hear from Angeli McMillan and Monika Cosson, who were eager to earn a shirt. Sue Garnjobst is looking for honorable mention and a t-shirt. Kathy Christoff blamed her late answer on the scoundrel who hid the Island Times in a basket under the table in the foyer. Jean Luke they werent last to answer either. The Trivia Master received an answer from Laura The Rookie Jansen. Good work. No shirt. Send your next answer faster, Rookie. Kim Snooks, who works at Gulf Blue Vacations, knew it was Alaska, too. There is a shroud of confusion surrounding Gwen Fosters correct answer and Walt Fosters appeared Ohio was submitted by Wild Walt Foster. Whoa Walt. Then, up pops an email from his bride, Gwen saying she has been out of school for one million years and did not correctly read is Alaska. Good answer, way late, and stay away from your hubbys phone if you are sending the only wrong answer out of dozens received. See if you can answer this in a timely fashion. The sky will be pyrotechnics. The cadre of profesto douse any errant embers. The around a long time. How many years has Pensacola Beach had a Move with a sense of urgency to send your very best guess to islandtimes@bellsouth. net. Put Trivia in the subject line and include your name and phone number with your answer. The Island Times shirt. The deadline to play is Tuesday, July 1. Good Luck.


PAGE 5 Island Times June 24, 2014 Free Star Gaze Fri & Sat July 4 5 Dusk Gulfside Pavilion Weather permitting Kids, tourists and concerned beach residents filled the Santa Rosa Island Author ity boardroom June 11 to talk about dog parks on Pensacola Beach. A number of residents voiced safety, health and lack of enforcement concerns about the Dog Park located near their homes on Fort Pickens Road. DeLuna Point residents Tom and Patricia Wirth are not opposed to dog parks, but would like to see the one park relocated. If dogs have to be on the beach, it should not be near a residential area, said Tom Wirth. It should not be where kids play. One of these days a little kid is going to get a fatal disease and then we will all be hanging our heads. Twelve-year-old Drew Marks was among the residents who favored the dog park concept and supported his stance with a speech well beyond his years. We have two lovely dogs and we love the dog park, said Marks. We are responsible. We pick up poop. I am all for getting permits and acting responsibly. The Board heard from nine speakers and ultimately decided that the two parks, located at parking lot B on Ft. Pickens Road and parking lot E past Portofino would remain open and in their current location. Board member Dave Pavlock wants more education and information about the dog park locations and rules to be disseminated. SRIA Public Safety Director Bob West commented that there are too many residents and visitors who are allowing their dogs to run on the beach which is prohibited, but he has not Board Member Ed Guernsey brought the topic of ad valorem taxation, lease fees and the future of the Santa Rosa Island Author ity to the Board Members Forum June 11. Guernsey advised the board that he had discussed the recent Supreme Court ruling on the tax litigation with Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge Attorney Danny Kepner, who represented leaseholders on Pensacola Beach. Guernsey noted that Kepners clients will no longer be contesting the tax on improvements to leasehold property since the Supreme Court issued their ruling in March. Mr. Kepner has sent a letter no longer pursuing the improve ment tax case, said Guernsey. The letter asked for the clients decision on whether they would like to continue to contest the taxation of the leasehold land. We should know the result in a couple of weeks. SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins and Escambia County Attorney Alison Rogers have been the way the transition from leases to fee simple title transpired in Okaloosa County. Additionally, with the explosion at the County jail have consumed the legal staff in Escambia County. In light of this information, Guernsey recommended that the Board task Stebbins to take the lead in identifying legal issues. The Santa Rosa Island Au thority budget is funded through the collection of lease fees, and should that funding source be reduced or erased, then the SRIA and its services will also be reduced or plan before the Board on how a future SRIA would be structured or funded. Board Member Janice Gilley believes that a planner who specializes in this type of transition should be hired. Executive Director Buck Lee noted that the lawsuits are far from over. Associations voted to move for ward with their suit with regard to the land, said Lee. I would not give up the ship just yet. But, we can come up with a plan. According to Lee, the dis cussion should be on the August Committee agenda. The SRIA meetings are open to the public. The next meeting is Wednesday, June 25 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. The agenda is available online at SRIA Board Tackles Future After TaxesVice-Chairman Janice Gilley said none of the remarks made her change her mind about the location and status of the dog parks, however, she noted that it is incumbent on dog owners to act responsibly and assist in policing the dog parks. The parks are open from 7 a.m. to sunset, daily. Dogs are to remain leashed at all times and within the dog park boundaries. Owners are required to clean up after their pets. More information is available at Says Dog Parks StayLeash Holders Need To Follow Rules


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Womens Council of Realtors Mobile App: owned and operatedBy the time this edition gets to your hands, I will have begun the adventures of my Sixth Decade of Life on Earth. While (based on my friends and Sistahs who have so enthusiastically, bravely and quite brazenly blazed the trail ahead of me), it is whole lotta other adjectives. Why scary? Well, I know I might be facing an entire host of new health issues. Since I never planned to reach this decade, I certainly used every bit of my bodys resources to enjoy the years as I lived them. I am not convinced that is necessarily a bad thing. Ive tried not to miss a single rose while planting some roots of my own. I never planned to leave much behind anyway. Anything that could be donated. Whatevers left can go to science if they want it. Maybe something can be learned some way. Its the in-between thats scary because Ive seen a lot of suffering. But I will continue my beauty regimen, which of course requires a certain quantity of Vodka (not to mention the fun of getting there). I will keep dancing until my legs refuse, then I will chair dance (something I luckily perfected in the Tiki Days when copious liquid libations kept me glued to a bar stool in its prized location of Derelicts Corner). And I am determined to continue enjoying life, which quality may depend on my beloved Body Maintenance Specialist (whose name will not be mentioned in order to protect the innocent). amount of friends and family who have predeceased me; some beyond imagination. As each of my beloved friends and relatives have passed on to their next adventure beyond this life, I have asked, implored and shamelessly begged each one to please save me a bar stool in that Great Tiki in the Sky. That is surely gonna be one Helluva House Band. minds me how Blessed I have been (and still am) to have lived an extraordinary 60 years. Painful losses and life lessons, along with the best of loving, giving and caring parents, family and friends have all brought me here to this age. All of my experiences in life have made me who I am today and I am content. I am not only happy, but also rich beyond comparison in all the important meaningful ways. Still, I wouldnt go quite so far as to say that maybe Ive grown up well, maybe a tiny bit. One of the lovely things that come with age is the perfect vision of hindsight. So I now know just how perfectly timed my choice was to change my life and that of my daughter Mel by moving to paradise nearly 32 years ago. Ive made a lot of good choices over the years by listening to and sometimes by remembering the hindsighted knowledge of older friends and family. But few supported this decision even though I felt it in I my heart. I was young, beautiful (hindsight, remember?) and ready to follow my dream. No one will ever be able to take away those perfect years when life was so much fun every single day and we all felt invincible. We were healthy, happy many great traditions (some of which have grown tremendously and contribute greatly to our economy). We looked after each other, our children, our homes and our community. Our society had no social boundaries and our children played together (as did we), swam in every pool on the island and eventually grew up together. Even our Beach Deputies took care of us and gave everyone the same two choices: 1) get in the front seat for a ride home or, 2) get in the back seat for a ride to jail. days of dancing in the sand, the tourists were drawn to the locals and went home thrilled with the stories and the unforgettable memories. It was a time of halcyon days when the property was leased and the Land Leases were honored, in addition to being legal and binding contracts until their expiration. (I still receive correspondence addressed to: Leaseholder. I keep waiting for the one addressed to: Land Owner. And Ive seen the one addressed to: Taxpayer.) Once again, as I have done many birthdays, I decided to start this one by celebrating the day before. After all, it is the youngest Ill ever be again. Christine Hewerdine and I started the ParThe SandBar. We both still love a good band and a lot of dancing like nobodys watching! When you start the actual day of your birth with a hangover, you are almost guaranteed that youll feel better as the day goes on. This is unlike starting your day feeling bad without a hang-over. That day can certainly get much worse. And since its your Birthday, nobody minds if you have a Mimosa for breakfast. And if youre having a very special Pool Party hosted party in her new home after the are practically a requirement. You want to enjoy sharing your special day with family and friends after all. By the sixth decade, you certainly should have learned you are, not only no longer invincible, you are now considered quite vincible. Each birthday is a gift to be treasured and celebrated. This weeks recipe should also be treasured. Im going make it as a celebration of any summer! Its better than hush puppies. So, lets cook 1 cups Cornmeal cup Flour (self-rising) 1 tsp. salt 6 eggs cup jalapeno peppers, chopped 2 cans cream corn (14 oz.) In bowl, combine cornmeal, In medium bowl, beat eggs, chopped onion and jalapeno pepper. Add cheese, oil, corn ture. Combine this mixture with cornmeal mixture and mix well. Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Bake at 375 degrees for 55 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 10 or more. If you were born in 1954, please contact me at for a Grand Celebration Party to honor all of us entering our Sixth Decade. Party to be announced later this year. Enjoy, share and have a Happy Birthday America! See ya in the kitchen


Island Times PAGE 7 June 24, 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home Environmental Tips by Jim Roberts Gulf Breeze/Pensacola Beach Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 932-7100 GIfts Home Decor Beach Unique Fanciful Madison Penico Island Times Parking is an eternally dif11-12. Island natives will advise open parking spaces. Park East long walk. edition of Island Times. SRIA Extends Trolley Routes for Beach Air Show Weekend watering can increase water. For more i nformation pet waste. For more information Friends and Beach School classmates Peyton Bunting, left, and Natalia Dadisman spent some of their summer days attending Vacation Bible School at the Beach Church. Friday, June 13 was declared Water Day where campers were treated to a waterslide and aquatic games. Mother Nature even got into the act providing a deluge during the activities. Peyton and Natalia Beach School in the Fall. Internationally acclaimed as to classical. seats at Jazzed About Marsalis Performance


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PAGE 9 Island Times June 24, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at Adorable gulf front 3BR/2BA beach bungalow. Totally remodeled with bamAnother day, another party! Lil Donnelly from Virginia celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday with lunch and dessert at The Grand Marlin June 4. Lil the Birthday Girl is surrounded by (from left) daughters Debra Donnelly and Dorene Ellis, and friend Carleen Wheeler.


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PAGE 11 Island Times June 24, 2014 850.595.5985 OPEN Tues -Sat 10-4Historic Pensacola Step into our History Step into our History Historic Pensacola Village Pensacola Childrens Museum T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum Pensacolas Oldest Name in Retail Downtown since 191036 E. Garden Street Pensacola 850-438-1628 www.rcaamall.comREYNALDSCollectibles & Antique Mall Furniture Art Glassware Dishes Lamps & more 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 SUMMER SPECIALS Buffalo Bleu Burger... quarter pounder toppped with chicken strips, bleu cheese and buffalo sauce New Hours...Open at 10 am daily. Til 10 pm Sun-Thurs & 11 pm Fri-Sat. Indoor & Outdoor Dining We are family and pet friendly S unrise and S unset with Safari-SuBy Susan Haselton-Barr Jambo (Hello) Everybody! I could see in her eyes as she was staring at me, that she was wondering, How old is that woman? Standing in the queue at the Gulf Breeze Post Office proves invaluable for the casual observer. Long lines are now my new best friend. These lines provide the rare privilege to visit with people and learn more about myself than them, honestly. Turning to the cute younger woman, I told her I am of social security age. Laughing out loud because its true. Of course, there is a broad age range for collecting those wonderful monies as my granddaughter calls them. So I let my line-mate do the math. Declaring my life is just beginning, I realize I have decades ahead and decades have passed. Surveying the variety of humans standing in the lobby, it became apparent that remarkable wisdom comes from this unusual and unique assortment of individuals. I am, of course, referring to our local paradise residents. Drawn to this area for a variety of reasons, but seem to live slightly outside of the box when compared to societal norms. So I am not out of step while marching to my own drummer. Like my best childhood lovey, this community brings me comfort. I saw a very well dressed young woman disparagingly line. She had two young children in tow and was desperately trying to maintain order. The rebellious young boys were havetiquette. I looked at the well coiffed woman and thought to myself, just wait until you have children of your own. You will put up a blanket apology to the Universe. I know I have. I made a decision as I exited vite friends over more often for dinner, even though the house is not clean, the carpet is stained, the sofa has a blanket covering the faded cushions and windows have years of dirt on them. I am so excited for the new discoveries the next decades will bring. What magic and joy will come your way? Make lines your new best friend. You never know what you will learn about yourself. Quaharini (Until we meet again.) Nature Notes By Rick OConnor Florida Sea Grant University of Florida / IFAS Escambia County The Invasion Of Another Alien Invader Beach VitexFlorida is no stranger to exotic plants and animals, thousands are brought here every year. However some of these have caused problems for the local environment and sometimes the local economy. Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) is native to the western Pacific shore. It was brought to North and South Carolina in the 1980s to restore dunes after heavy hurricane seasons. The plant is low growing, extends long runner (rhizomes) along the surface of the sand, and produces tended over much of the Carolina coast and then problems began to occur. One, the plant is quite aggressive. It extends its rhizomes in all directions and even across sidewalks. It releases chemicals that inhibit its competition, in this case native sea oats and panic grasses. This results in thick monocultures of the plant. Two, the plant is growing over primary dunes forming a barrier to nesting sea turtles and, with the aggressive growth, overgrowing incubating nests trapping turtle hatchlings within. Third, studies from Clemson University, have shown that is does not restore dunes as well as the native plants. Unlike sea oats and panic grass, which have a fibrous net-like root system good for trapping wind-blown sand, vitex extends above ground rhizomes from a taproot system. The plant has become such a problem in the Carolinas that a state task force has been developed to remove it. It has spread north to Virginia and south to the Daytona Beach area. It has been found in south Alabama and in Escambia County on Santa Rosa Island. I have logged 22 locations on Pensacola Beach, most of it small single plants or small groups of plants. [See photo, top of this page] If you have this plant and are interested in removing it you can contact Sea Grant Agent Rick OConnor at 850-595-0012 or tion on how to do so. WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE Non-native to Pensacola Beach, Beach Vitex (Vitex rotundifolia) is native to the


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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 Turtle Trax By DJ Zemenick The sea turtles have finally arrived to nest! We had two nests toward the end of May, but they were 9 days apart and in different patrol areas. In patroller time that seems like FOREVER, especially at the beginning of the season. Our true red-letter day came on June 5 when three nests were discovered. One week later we had another three-nest day which means theres a good probability the nests were laid by six different turtles. According to sites like Sea Turtle Conservancy and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation, sea turtles return to nest every 2 4 years, depending on the species, and in that season they will lay 3 6 nests approximately 12 14 days apart. When I first became involved with the monitoring program, patrollers expected to see Green sea turtles coming in to nest every three years. Now we are seeing Green nests just about every year, a positive sign of an upswing. There is a possibility that two of our nests are those of Kemps Ridleys. They are the smallest and most critically endangered of all the marine sea turtles. You may have seen photos from the late 1940s where thousands of sea turtles were coming ashore to nest at the same time on a beach in Mexico. This phenomenon is called an arribada and you can see stunning photos of one if you Google the term. Unfortunately, in the decades that followed, Kemps Ridleys were taken almost to the point of extinction. In 1947, scientists and biologists closely studied an amateur video of an arribada taken on the beach of Rancho Neuvo, Mexico. It stunned the world to see a mass of what was estimated to be approximately 42,000 Kemps Ridleys coming ashore to nest that day. It is incredibly sad to note that between 1980 and 1990 the number of Kemps Ridleys coming ashore in an arribada had dwindled to only 200. The closest large nesting site of this species in the United States is now on South Padre Island where they are carefully monitored. A few Kemps Ridleys nest along the Gulf Coast, the Atlantic Coast of Florida, and as far north as the Carolinas, but about 95 percent of them continue to nest in Mexico. While they seem to be recovering very slowly, Kemps Ridleys are still listed as Critically Endangered. We are reminded of this each time one of their nests fails to hatch because a follow-up assessment can show that the eggs were not fertilized. But when there is a successful Kemps Ridley hatch here on our island, we are so happy to think we made a tiny difference in their survival by carefully monitoring them while they are in our care. On another note, now that summer vacations are back in full swing, we are seeing the same problem of tents, chairs and other beach paraphernalia left out on the beach overnight, as well as hole hazards as I call them. Tents, their anchor lines, and stacks of chairs can trap or injure a sea turtle that has come ashore to nest. Large holes that people dig on the beach cause similar problems. If holes were filled back in before leaving the beach it would not be a concern, but most people do not and as a result the sand pits left overnight become a hazard for sea turtles coming in to nest. Its also dangerous for people who are walking on the beach at night, and even for a sea turtle patroller the next morning if we hit one with our UTV and it flips on us. Each incident could have serious consequences. Remember that a sea turtle can crawl straight ahead or manage to turn around awkwardly, but they are unable to use their flippers to back out of a hole. Within a few hours they would die of dehydration. Its too awful to imagine, but it happens. Please help us by clearing your gear off the beach at night and fill in deep holes to make our beach a safer place for us all. Until next time, Lights Out!~Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of June 18, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 4 Pensacola Beach 3 Ft. Pickens GINS 4 Santa Rosa GINS 5 Hey Kids! Spend a few hours with a Gulf Islands National Seashore Park Ranger and experience the park like a Junior Scientist. The Biking, Hiking and Wild Snapping event will be Monday, July 21 from 10 a.m. until noon. It is open to ages 9-11 years old and reservations are required. Bring your bicycle and helmet and meet at Battery Worth picnic pavilion to experience the story of Gulf Islands National Seashore through outdoor exploration and hands-on science activities. These programs will help a young explorer make connections to biology, history and fun. Bring your camera for some wild-snapping and help park scientists photo document animals, plants and landscapes at Gulf Islands, said Ranger Beckie Mims. There is no charge for the event but there is an $8 entrance fee to Fort Pickens. Attendees will need to make a reservation and bring a bicycle and helmet (required) small backpack, small camera, water and lunch. Fort Pickens, which is part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, is located at the western end of Santa Rosa Island on Pensacola Beach. For reservations and information contact Ranger Beckie Mims at 850-934-2631.Park Invites Kids To Biking, Hiking And Wild Snapping Event


Island Times PAGE 13 June 24, 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 June 24, 2014 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. Calendar 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 Real Estate For Sale $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. 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. JUNE24: Pensacola Beach Chamber Member Meeting at Drowsy Poet @ Innerlight. 8:30 a.m. Business After Hours at Crabs, 5:30 pm. Guess passes, 850-932-1500. 25: World Series of Baseball Opening Ceremonies, Gulfside Pavilion, 4 pm 25: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 27: Star Gaze Fort Pickens, Dusk. Free but $8 entrance to Fort. Also, June 28. Weather Permitting. 27: Florida Beach Bar Award Presentation, Sandshaker, 10 p.m. 28: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 29: Florida Beach Bar Award Presentation, Paradise Bar and Grill, 4 p.m. 29: Country Sunday, Boardwalk, 4 p.m. 30: Junior Ranger Camp, Fort Pickens JULY 1: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 4: Star Gaze, dusk, Gulfside Pavilion. NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ______________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ For 26 editions delivered directly to your mailbox Send $32 to Shelley Ink PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 reading Island Times... is like having front row seats on Pensacola Beach Real Estate For Sale Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18. Bring your own towels. Prices start at $7. 5 North Q St, Pensacola, 32505. Please recycle Share this newspaper with a friend Pets Pensacola Beach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to SUNSET. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Fort Pickens Road. Seeking Employment Would like to care for elderly lady in her home. Light housekeeping, meals, shopping. Also child care. 850-207-2714 Also July 5. Weather Permitting 4: Happy Birthday America. Fireworks, Soundfront, 8:30 p.m. See page 2 for more holiday events 6: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 7: Junior Rangers Camp, 9-11 Ft. Pickens. 8: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 9: Blue Angel Circle and Arrival Maneuvers. 9: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 10: Blue Angels Practice, 2 p.m. 11: Pensacola Beach Air Show Dress Rehearsal. Noon 12: Pensacola Beach Air Show. Noon 13: Country Sunday Boardwalk, 4 pm 15: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 17: Sunset Triathlon, Portofino. 20: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 20: Country Sunday Boardwalk, 4 pm 22: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 23: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 25: Star Gaze Ft Pickens. Dusk. $8 to enter Fort. No charge for event. 27:Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 27: Country Sunday Boardwalk, 4 pm 29: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Beautiful 4-5 bedroom 2 bath Gulf Breeze Proper home for sale. Neat as a pin and ready to move in! 713 Southern Ct. Gulf Breeze, FL Call Darlene Hammond, Re/Max Americas Top Realty at 850-572-2615.


Island Times PAGE 15 June 24, 2014 Seeing Stars ... this weeks horoscopesARIES (March 21 to April 19) Get your facts together and become familiar with them before you have to face up to that interview. The better prepared you are, the easier it will be to make that important impression. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) New information might warrant changing your mind about a recently made decision. Never mind the temporary confusion it might cause. Acting on the truth is always preferable. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Creating a loving atmosphere for those you care for could pay off in many ways. Expect to hear some unexpected but very welcome news that can make a big difference in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Stepping away from an old and seemingly insoluble problem might be helpful. Use the time to take a new look at the situation and perhaps work out a new method of dealing with it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) You're still in a favorable goalsetting mode. However, you might need to be a little more realistic about some of your aims. Best to reach for what is currently doable. The rest will follow. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A setback is never easy to deal with. But it could be a boon in disguise. Recheck your proposal, and strengthen the weak spots. Seek advice from someone who has "been there and done that." LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Coming up with a new way of handling a tedious job-regulated chore could lead to more than just a congratulato ry memo once the word reaches the "right people." Good luck. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) What you might call determination someone else might regard as stubbornness. Look for ways to reach a compromise that won't require a major shift of views on your part. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You're still in a vulnerable mode vis-a-vis "offers" that sound too good to be true. So continue to be skeptical about anything that can't be backed up with provable facts. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Thrift is still dominant this week. What you don't spend on what you don't need will be available for you to draw on should a possible (albe it temporary) money crunch hit. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Staying close to home early in the week allows for some introspection about your social life. Sort out your feelings before rejoining your fun-time fellows on the weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) It can be a bit dauntyourself finally taking action on a long-delayed move for a change. It helps to stay with it when others rally to support you. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of home and family provide you with the emotional support outside world.


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PAGE 17 Island Times June 24, 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 Are You Kidding? Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws Q: Does The iPads Siri Give Good Directions? A: The Siri Program, Apples voice interface on the iPad and the iPhone, is able to take voice commands for various tasks. One of its most interesting features is that it can give you directions to any address that you ask about. The iPad has become a valuable tool for me when I plan to drive to any location. Rather than programming a GPS, I simply hold down the menu button on the iPad for a couple of seconds to activate Siri. When Siri asks me how she can help me (my Siri is female), I simply ask her to take me to an address. After she locates the address, she begins to give me verbal directions. This keeps me from having touch the screen or look at the screen while driving. The iPad sits in the seat next to me while I drive. Siri also puts a dynamic road map on the screen, but you should remember not to look at it while your vehicle is moving. I have found her to be very accurate most of the time. Sometimes she has trouble understanding the address that I am giving her, and she may interpret it phonetically. For example, if I ask about Elodie Lane, she might look for L-O-D Lane. But, by repeating it carefully, I have always been able to help Siri understand the street address. There was a glitch in one route that Siri gave me. Last week I planned to go to Big Lagoon State Park, but had missed my turn. I was close, within a half-mile, so I asked Siri to take me there. She calculated a route and then told me to turn into a neighborhood, which couldnt be the correct route. After going through the neighborhood, following her directions, I was at the end of a road with marsh grass in front of me. On the other side of the marsh was the state park. Siri ended by saying and you will have to walk the rest of the way. Funny how she knew that. I drove back to the main highway and found the correct turn. Once you are at your destination, just press the menu button again and say Cancel Navigation. Siri then confirms that she has done that. You can do the same navigation tasks with a GPS, but Siri is much more entertaining. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at or 850-206-3156.Engineering Firm To Present Improvement Draft To SRIABaskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston will present a draft and review of potential projects to the Santa Rosa Island Authority at the June 25 Committee Meetings. The issues included in the report will be public access to facilities, stormwater and drainage, transportation elements, roadways, parking and compliance with current codes. is under contract with the SRIA, was tasked with developing a program for continued review and implementation to address needs on Pensacola Beach. The meeting begins at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna and is open to the public. The agenda is availA teacher with a brand new perm arrived at a PTA meeting to greet a student and his dad. The student informed his dad that his teacher had forgotten to brush her hair. (submitted by Debbie Parker)


PAGE 18 Island Times June 24, 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 7 Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 You Dont Have To RunYesterday, I went to the Laundromat because, well, sometimes you just have to. I went to wash four pairs of running shoes in a front-end loading machine since my conventional washer doesnt do a good job on them. I was still dressed in athletic gear from going to the gym and an older woman said, well, you must be a runner and I acknowledged that I do run, albeit slowly. I wish I could run she said, but I can only walk. The truth is none of us really have to, or need to, run. We all just need to stay in motion, the more intense the motion, the better. Motion is good for us, motion will keep us limber and motion will keep us young. youre swimming, biking, paddle boarding, surfing, doing yoga, pilates, yard work or some other type of aerobic activity, its all good. Just stay in motion. Sitting is your enemy. The more you sit, the harder it is to get up and get in motion. You want to slow down your aging? Stop sitting! People ask me, often, how to get started exercising, how to get in shape, how to take up running or triathlon, how to lose weight, how to get motivated? The brutal truth is its easy you decide that you want to change what youre doing. You decide that youre not going to accept your norm any longer. You decide you are not going to settle for your current level of activity any longer. You decide youre going to raise your standards. And then you take the hardest step in running (or walkback door. Do you need discipline? Do you need motivation? Do you need support? Yes, yes and yes, but you can do it. You can do it for yourself. You really can. This year the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Florida will again hold its Firecracker 5K race in downtown Pensacola. Usually held around the Fourth of July, it will be on June 28 this year at 7:30 a.m. Its usually the hottest road race of the year and Ill be volunteering at one of the water stops to ensure our runners and walkers stay hydrated. More information is available at http:// The Bushwacker 5K, presented by the Captn Fun Runners (CFRs), is a signature Pensacola Beach event annually for runners and walkers. It features a great course from Gulf Breeze across the Bob Sikes Bridge that ends in the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center parking lot. Over the years the CFRs have raised lots of money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida through this race. Its on August 2, starting at 7:30 a.m. and registration is now open. The race details can be a long-time member of this great group, Ill be volunteering on the race course and I certainly hope to see you there! The Sandestin Triathlon is coming up on August 23 at the Sandestin Resort in Destin. This is one of the longer sprint triathlons and one of the harder ones because its always very hot and humid. You swim a half-mile, bike 20 miles and then run four miles. I have run this race a few times and Im impressed with the job the organizers do in putting and register at Dont forget the Don McCloskey Seafood Festival 5K is on September 27. It promises to, once again, be a classic downtown road race. This is one of the Pensacola Runners Associations largest races and features a fast, post-race celebration at Seville Quarter. This is a dont miss event for your fall race calendar and youll want to be a part of the action. Registration information is available at BusinessBuzz BE OUR GUESTPensacola Beach Chamber President Nicole Stacey reminds Beach residents that the Visitors Center is open seven days per week at 9 a.m. If you have house guests or visitors, please bring them to the Center for an fers maps, brochures and details on events. BAND VISITAfter JP Soars played their gig at Paradise in June, they popped in to see the music gurus at Reynaulds Music Store in Pensacola. The band was pleasantly surprised by the big selection of antiques and objects dart.CROSSWALK WONDERJenny Schaller Leidner is a concerned citizen and wants to ensure the safety of pedestrians on Pensacola Beach. To that end she has created an online campaign to gain support and encourage Escambia County to enhance the safety of island crosswalks. Her Facebook page is Improve Pensacola Beach Crosswalks. Good work, Jenny. TOP SPOTCongrats to the staff and management at the Saenger Theatre for having the highest gross Florida. The industry publication Venues Today announced the list with the Pensacola theatre topping out at $2.5 million for the year. NEW POSTIf you have been to Castaways and noticed a familiar face, its Buck Lee, Jr. Hes the new manager handling band bookings and entertainment.HILLS REPORTState Representative Mike Hill returned from Tallahassee with a long list of accomplishments. His letter highlighting the session is available online at You can email the Legislator at Mike. YOURE INVITEDMassage Envy is hosting a Grand Opening Celebration Wednesday, June 25 from 5:30-7 p.m. at their new location across from the Andrews Institute. Enjoy massages, prizes, food and drink.BLUE SKIESThe Red, White and Blues Week on Pensacola Beach begins with the Blue Angels Circle and Arrival Maneuvers, Wednesday, July 9. Its followed by daily practices and dress rehearsals up to the Air Show Day, July 12. Look for all the details in the upcoming edition of Island Times, July 8. Early registration is now open for the 2014 Race for the Roses Regatta & Gulf Yachting Association (GYA) Women's PHRF Championship, held August 2 and 3 at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. The Race for the Roses is open to all boats with a valid GYA PHRF rating and will be held August 2. Entry fees are $50 per boat. The GYA regatta, held August 3, is open to all spinnaker boats with a valid GYA PHRF rating. Registration to sail both events is $75. There will also be a women's Hobie Wave regatta on August 3 with an entry fee of $40. For entry forms or more information, visit An early bird discount of $10 per boat will be given to all who register by July 25. Check-in and late registration will be held at 5 p.m., August 1 at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club followed by a skippers' meeting. Proceeds from the events help support women's sailing and the Escambia-Santa Rosa Special Olympics sailing team. Lady Skippers Ready Their Crews For All Female Race


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