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Volume X, Number 6 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 8, 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 Blue Angels Soar Over Santa Rosa IslandIts Red, White and Blues Week, July 8 12 on Pensacola Beach. The United States Navys Blue Angels will perform. Are you Air Show ready? Turn to page 2 for the right stuff.


PAGE 2 Island Times July 8, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Blue Angels facts: Your Arrival Maneuver: What To Bring: Keep Your Cool: Helpers: Hear ye, Hear ye: Friday Only: Show Central: Float My Boat Exit Strategy: All Eyes On The Skies, The Angels Are OverheadAir Fills With Music And Maneuvers This Week Fat Albert (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Michael Lindsey) Aviation Structural Mechanic 1st Class Brandon Dodd, a member of the Blue Angels maintenance team, in front of the new Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornet display at the entrance of NAS Pensacola. The F/A-18 Hornet was unveiled during a ceremony celebrating the bases 100th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of Blue Angels being stationed there.


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 July 8, 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 July 17, 1987 What do baking and frosting a cake and patching a stucco wall have in common? Not as much as I originally thought when I blithely decided to repair some bare spots on the west wall of my house. Most of the chipped areas have been there for nine years, but recently I noticed that every strong wind that blew across the Gulf took a toll. The fact that the trash man, the meter reader from Gulf Power, and I are the only three people who ever walk on that side of the house makes most of my worry over the broken wall pretty unnecessary. Besides, the bottom of the wall is obscured by dense sea oat growth. Realiscould have gone unnoticed for nine more years. That did not stop me from running out and purchasing two cartons of gray dry stuff to be used for patching concrete and stucco. I put together equipment for the job a plastic bucket, a rusty trowel, a scraper, a teaspoon, a towel, and a paint brush. The instructions on the box read, add water. That sounded simple enough, so I emptied the gray stuff into the bucket and turned the hose on up a batch of stucco resulted in a soupy mixture that slid down the wall and settled into a dismal puddle on the sidewalk. I added the second carton and brought it to a consistency that would stick on the wall if I was super careful to apply it with a delicate touch. The trowel I used was too heavy or something. Every time I thought the stucco was sticking, I would trowel a little pattern and the trowel would scrape the whole thing off. After working most of the morning, using up both cartons of cement, I had covered about a square foot area. I decided this was going to be one of the great challenges of my life, so I marched out on Monday and bought six more boxes of mix. That was in April. Just this last weekend I finally found time to tackle the wall again. After working Saturday and Sunday, I am again out of mix and have three or four square feet left to cover. But I have conquered such horrendous problems as consistency, how to make little decorative swirls, and how to make the stuff stick on the wall. The very next free weekend I have will find me frosting the wall. Looks like it will be sometime in October. If youre biking, jogging or driving past my house, please do not look at the west side. Yet. Some day, it will all be stucco. It will be painted white. It will not be as historic as the Berlin Wall, the Great Wall of China or the Vietnam Wall. It will be Janes Wall. And after it is repaired, I will return to baking and frosting cakes to satisfy the mixing and swirling instincts which seem to lurk in my subconscious Madison Penico Island Times All summer long the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association has given novice stargazers a chance to spend a night in the cosmos. The program has been running since early April and will continue on into October crossing three different locations. Over at Battery Worth in Fort Pickens there will be guided star walks on July 25 and August 22. Anyone interested in attending will still be subject to paying the eight-dollar park entrance fee. The Gulfside Performance Pavilion will be available for Star Gazes August 1 and 2, September 5 and 6, and October 3 and 4. Club Members and other attendees will be able to park for free in the Casino Beach lot near the Beach Ball Water Tower. Another location the Astronomers Association will be using is at the Big Lagoon State Park. Anyone who decides to visit this location must be inside the park with the entrance fee paid before the sun sets. After sunset the gates to enter the park will be locked. While park entrance fees still apply, the actual events are free. As long as the weather is kind, members will be setting up their Telescopes before sunset. Members binoculars will also be set up for better views. People are not required to bring their own equipment; however, Association Members will be happy to help people set up any telescopes or binoculars they bring. In the next couple of weeks, quarter moon, Saturn, Mars, and just barely Jupiter. As the summer progresses some constellations will be able to be viewed. Scorpius, Sagittarius, and the Summer Triangle are three of the things club members will be pointing out. For more information visit the Astronomers Association at For a detailed calendar of events and some nighttime photography visit http:// index.html. Star Gazers Keep Looking Up Tickets $10 Drawing September 21need not be presentCall 850-932-6628Beach Church Win a Custom Golf Cart Fort Hosts Summer ProgramsGulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown announced today that the summer program schedule for the Florida District is now available at the park visitor centers. The summer season runs through Saturday, August 10. Program highlights include daily tours of Fort Pickens, snorkeling, auditorium presentations, sunset walks, Junior Ranger programs for children, and a summer lecture series in cooperation with the Florida Public Archaeology Network. Discover the underwater world of the national seashore and the interesting plants and animals that live there during the Snorkeling program offered on Sundays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at Battery Worth Picnic Area. Masks and snorkels are provided or bring your own. The program lasts 2 hours. Junior Ranger Day Camps introduce children to the wonders of the seashore through age appropriate activities, storytelling, songs, crafts, interactive games, and outdoor skills. Locations and topics vary and reservations are required. For reservations, call Ranger Beckie at 850-934-2631. With the heat of the summer, its a perfect time to cool down in the Fort Pickens auditorium. Watch Cara the Sea Turtle, an award-winning movie, that follows a young sea turtle as she makes her way through her watery world from hatchling to adult. It shows on Thursdays at 2 p.m. The movie is 30 minutes in duration. Get the scoop at Seining for Sea Life on Mondays and Fridays, at 10 a.m. Meet rangers at the Fort Pickens Auditorium and dress to get wet. The programs are free of charge; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. Details at


PAGE 4 Island Times July 8, 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 The Nace Brothers...Tues & Wed, July 8-9 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Thurs, July 10 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Fri, July 11 at 6 PM The Sun Dogs...Sat, July 12 at 6 PM The Upstarts...Sun, July 13 at 3 PM Monday Night Blues w/host John Hart... Mon, July 14 at 6 PM The Upstarts...Tues, July 15 at 6 PM Sad Sam Blues Jam...Thurs, July 17 at 6 PM Nick & The Overols...Fri-Sat, July 18-19 at 6 PM The Panhandle All Stars...Sun, July 20 at 3 PM Kyle Bledsoe...Mon Tues, July 21-22 at 6 PM ON STAGE WE HAVE THE BLUES!Red, White and Blues Week...July 7-13 Air Show with the Blue Angels Blues Music Blues Skies INN EASY TO REMEMBERSweethearts Frank and Pam Templeton were married prior to the Pensacola Beach Air Show in 2012. Before the Blue Angels performed their aerial maneuvers, looks Sabine Bay. What a way to mark an anniversary! Heres to an unforgettable weekend.WHOOPIN IT UP Seminole Jack Ettleson is year at Florida State University Jack is taking some time to relax teen birthday candles recently. The sun, sand, and surf will be hard to give up when Jack has to dress in August.FUN WITH KAYFor Beach Community Church member Kay Alderfer its all fun and games this summer. She celebrated the Independence Day weekend uniquely with her friends by hosting a game night. Kay enjoyed the night with all of her friends and made sure to not get too competitive. Shell will be spending the rest of her summer relaxing and working. Maybe you will see her at Beach Church Bingo on July 17.WOOLY OKIES homa happened on to the Wooly Booger Bawl at Paradise three years ago. Although Mike and his wife Bear did not get to attend the Wooly Booger Bawl this year, they were lucky enough to watch the Florida Beach Bar awards ceremony where Paradise Bar and Grill received third place among all bars in the State. They were so SAGE IS A PIRATESage Baird has been a busy bee this summer. She completed a year of study at the University of West Florida and celebrated her nineteenth birthday. Now shes bringing in some bacon working as a hostess at Peg Leg Petes.SUMMER TRAVELLocals are scattering around the globe during summer. As soon teacher Tara Turk and her family jetted to Europe. Retired teacher Melanie Waite traveled to Ireland, and Mike and Chrissy Cook boarded a Viking cruise ship and Patty Lou Kattner touched down ing been in Barcelona. Different destinations, but all are happy to be home. SPARKLERSWhat do Karen Cook Cowen, Kelly Arbaczauskas, Sally Menk, Mary Ann Claus and Pandora de Balthazar have in common? Hint: they put sparklers instead of candles on their birthday cakes. Yes, they are Yankee Doodle Dandies who celebrated their birthdays during the Fourth of July weekend fun. NO KIDSDiana and Casey Harvey have an empty nest, temporarily. Daughter Laken and son Chad are at their grandmothers farm in Missouri. Laken was too busy playing with kittens, piglets and cows to miss her mom. Diana, on the other hand, was busy with her new job at the Gulf Breeze summer camp. NEW READERHello to Cathy Marshall who gets her beach news via the mail at her home in Mooresville, N.C. Sound the alarm and ring the bell. The Trivia Master asked for red hot players to guess how long ment has been serving the islands citizens. The Pensacola Beach Visitors Center is home to a stained glass memorial dedicated to the Pensacola Beach Volunteer Department which states it was tion 13 is now paid professional celebrate 60 years. swers Joanne Brooks is sipping the nectar of the pretty darn close and down right correct. She wishes to regain the lost title of Duchess of the Dunes and take her rightful place at the Knights of the Trivia Roundtable. Time to take a brave guess. Think I'll hazard a guess of 59 grain publication, is hatched by Chuck Steele when he feels like it. Chuck has a good memory and deep roots on the island. His answer was 1955. Of course, the Trivia Master feels it necessary to note that the question asked how many years the Fire Department has been around. Jayne Drees Redmond checked her aerial photos to see when the building appeared. She thinks that was around 1962. She knew that the Fire Department was putting out flames in the late 1960s when her Dad Morrie answer. A little bit optimistic and mighty far from correct. building is relatively new. The old building had a lot of character and former building served as a space ners and meetings. Thank you to als who have been on the scene of so many emergencies. Search your memories for the name of the artist who designed the playful scene which graces the three water tanks. If you look to the west when you come through the toll facility, there they stand. ing with the whimsical design. thing so timeless and beachy? If identify the name of the artist and send it via email to islandtimes@, then you will be wearing a new Island Times shirt. Put Trivia in the subject line and include your name and phone number. Deadline to answer is July 15. Good luck. Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Harbourtown #31 Gail Walsh Owner/Operator MA#31796 MM#29635Sizzling Summer Specials.... 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PAGE 5 Island Times July 8, 2014 The Santa Rosa Island Au thority burned through three agendas June 25 completing committee meetings, a budget workshop and a special full board meeting. The highlight was the unanimous approval of the 2015 budget. SRIA Director of Finance Dottie Ford projects a conser vative 2.8 percent increase in operating revenue totaling $7.5 million. The operating expenses are budgeted at $7.1 million. By comparison the actual revenue for tember 30, 2013, was $7,858,968. Ford noted that staff considers all contingencies such as the slower winter months and potential reserves necessary for operations should a hurricane strike. Board Member Dave Pavlock wanted planning dollars allocated for amenities to support the future ferry service, Visitors Center furnishings, boardwalk planning, and a small stipend for a Beach Photo Contest. Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon asked that the legal staff look into a donation to support the Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools building fund. Board members agreed that pedestrian safety is a high prior ity. The upgrading and safety in crosswalks on Pensacola Beach must be addressed by the County and the state, according to Board Vice Chairman Janice Gilley. The Board and staff concurred that adequate reserves for storm rebuilding and operations must be maintained. We operate in the black and are conservative, as we must be, said Bohannon. We have reserves which we must keep especially going into hurricane season. We can have staff look at any surplus after hurricane season is over. The SRIA budget is sent to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners for their review and approval. Committees discussed money matters. The Administrative Committee accepted the April financial report which showed 7.3 percent increase in revenue over the prior year. The $643,433 income showed an uptick for April, but Ford reported that overall year-to-date revenues were slightly behind compared to last year. The Committee denied a $7,500 sponsorship request from Thunder on the Gulf, which is a speed boat competition hosted in Orange Beach, Alabama. The event is asking for the maximum amount of sponsorship for the category of an event on Pensacola Beach, said Board Member Dr. Thomas Campanella. teria for an event on the beach. The Architectural and Environmental Committee approved the annual resolution for Florida Beach Erosion Control Program. The resolution cites the previous and continuing need for beach renourishment and monitoring on Pensacola Beach. The Committee also approved investing $31,000 to hire French Wetmore to serve as a consultant for the upcoming National Flood Insurance review. Wetmore would be responsible for updating the SRIAs Flood Insurance Com munity Rating System program. If successfully implemented, the designation and earn a 25 percent cies. The current rating earns a 15 percent discount. The Committee approved an enhancement at Castaways. Their request to add a small bandstand to the public area near their boardwalk location was approved. The stage would be suitable for one musician and already has seating. The location is open to the public. Committees chose to hold a few items for further review, they included: A policy to give local vendors a preference: Board Attorney Mike Stebbins noted that the Fourth of July and Pensacola Beach Air Show preparation did not allow staff ample time to thoroughly review the issue. Board Member Janice Gilley voiced concerns about fairness and implementation. Bonifay Watersports request to bifurcate their concession agreement: John Ehrenreich, owner of Bonifay Watersports, is agreeable to relinquishing the area where his current mini golf course is located to the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. The PBYC intends to build a clubhouse and add more classes, camps, and regattas, pending a 38-year concession agreement. The Committee wants to review legal documents, potential zoning prior to making a decision. A Flyboard Concession at Flounders: Robert Merciers request to operate a flyboard ride 200 yards out in Santa Rosa Sound was met with concerns of safety, need of a U.S. Coast Guard captains license, and overall Soundfront congestion. The rider wears two jet boots, connected to an air hose and holds two hand held stabilizers. The extreme sport is popular in other beach towns and has a good safety record according to Mercier. The SRIA Full Board Meeting is Wednesday, July 9 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public and the agenda is available online at Authority Board Approves Budget, Saves For StormsThe Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization is looking for more members for its Citizens Advisory Com mittee and Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee. Members review TPO agenda items and make recommendations for their consideration. Meetings are held approximately every other month, during the day, and typically last one hour. For more information, visit Committee Seeks New Members


PAGE 6 Island Times July 8, 2014 by Kathi Lewis 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Pensacola 432-4999Call for directions from the Beach Island Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy Move In pecials 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 native cafe 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 Chowder Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors Mobile App: owned and operatedI know Im not the only one happy to hear that our treasured uled to begin repairs. On my was accompanied by a long time friend whose name was Deb most beautiful scenic roads in must be in the Top Ten. the boring Interstate. Once we parable majesty of the Island surrounded by the emerald water unique to the Gulf of Mexico. We couldnt wait to dig our toes in the sugar white sands. It sure didnt take long to know this was where I wanted daughter. In an effort to make furniture. He is a man of many sion of a custom paint job for a he was able to borrow a trailer which he helped me load and hauled with his own truck while I followed behind in my tiny off the trailer. It didnt take too ies and undergarments decorated replaceable item was a beautiful deep red baby gown that Mel had worn as a tiny baby. So I learned why most people empty the drawers. do anything other than take the same exit Id always used. It also did not occur to me that narrow road. He did a great job. It was probably a year or more later while he and my sister Gail road here all the time? many times since. places I dont remember their names. Once her friend went home Chuck Steele (aka Stainless nect with her somewhere around of their own. I learned long ago from older friends who explained fects of aging. One beautiful lady shared that her mind felt her body reminded her that it was not. new decade. As I was saying this my hair was in a pony tail and both my knees were skinned. I had the same hair style and skinned knees at the age of 6. Grade picture. I was wearing my the beginning of my obsession too many to list. I am honored to know each of you and more American who enjoys freedom because of you. Those feelings and gratitude are extended to the families of these great men and ed and anticipated Greatest Show on Earth (wellerthe nice Summer Soup to beat the heat and were all gonna need something chilled to keep our dance right now and this is a great way to put a different spin on the mundane and use up all those berries. Chilled Strawberry Soup 3 C. fresh strawberries 1/3 Cup sugar Cup sour cream Cup half and half light Red Wine 1 Cup water remaining strawberries with all the sugar in blender and puree. blend well. Add water and wine. Stir well and refrigerate. (this can be made early and kept grapes are delicious during hot weather. Just pop them in the freezer or cooler they wont em all. See ya in the kitchen..


Island Times PAGE 7 July 8, 2014 Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna Central Waterside Church, 9 AM Hemingways Island Grill 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 By Cross in the Sand A Environmental Tips by Jim Roberts Sunday Services R & RRead & Relax Pick up your free copy of Island Times Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 932-7100 GIfts Home Decor Beach Unique Fanciful Several years ago, the legendary Appalachian folk singer Ralph Stanley issued a twovolume recording of bluegrass and mountain songs. Tellingly, urday Night, and the second titled Sunday Morning was about preachin, prayin, and singin. Saturday Night was about the real stuff of life, like working hard, raising children, seeking joy, having your heart broken, trying to stay sober, taking care of Mama and Daddy, dealing down the highway of life, and facing death. Worship, church, and Sunday were on one side of the ledger, and the Saturday stuff of life was on the other. Unfortunately, many of us have the same split playing in our heads all the time. There is the Sunday morning experience of prayers, hymns, sermons, and there is the Saturday night (and we can add the Monday afternoon) experience of kicking up our heels, balancing the checkbook, building a career, deciding who we are, dealing with and joy in things we do and say every day. On the one side is the religious side of us, and on the other is the just trying to make it through life side. We go to worship, and we sing the hymns, pray the prayers, listening to the sermons, and then we go back out into the real world, where we have to deal with the mundane realities of life and make compromises and hard choices. Much of our ability to put faith into words outside the church depends, however, on seeing the connections between Sunday morning and Saturday night, between the words we use in worship and the words we speak the rest of the week. It is actually a good thing to know that worship informs and changes life, and life informs and changes worship. Perceiving the reciprocity between Sunday morning and Saturday night enables us both to worship as people who have real lives in the world and to live as people who are in worshipful relationship to God. Could you be the next super hero? No tights and cape required. Just a valid drivers license and a little bit of your time. If youre ready to be a super hero for a cancer patient in our community theres never been a better time to get involved. The American Cancer Societys Road to Recovery program provides free transportation for cancer patients to and from their treatments. Volunteer drivers are always needed. For as little as a few hours a month, you can make a big difference in someones life. Call the American Cancer Society at 850-266-2280 for more information. Volunteers Transform Into Super Heroes To Assist Cancer PatientsDid you knowECUAs average daily water production during the summer months is approximately 45 million gallons per day? Irrigating between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. can moderate some of the extreme peaks in usage, while optimizing water pressure during the times when you and your neighbors need it most. For more Did you knowReduce and mental footprint! Reduce your unwanted mail by unsubscribing via For more Did you knowYou can skip the bottled water; ECUA water is excellent and cost less. Not only is bottled water expensive, but it generates large amounts of container waste. Utilize a reusable water bottle, preferably aluminum rather than plastic. For more information


PAGE 8 Island Times July 8, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Nothing like spending a couple of afternoons a week with a two-year-old to find your own inner child. Well Ive rediscovered mine and shes putting the fun back into dysfunctional, at least for a few hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Twice a week, I ditch all of my responsibilities -wife, mom, designer, volunteer -and become GAL. Grand Aunt Liz if you are a follower of the website or are a genealogy buff. Great Aunt Liz works as well. But to my beloved Barrett, I am just GAL. On these mornings I have a routine -my carefree inner child doesn't show up until around 3 p.m. It goes some thing like this. Wake up, check the freezer for popsicles. I see a box. Life is good. Brush my teeth. Walk the dog, feed the dog, go for a run without the dog. Check the freezer for what empty. This is not good. Grab a ball cap and sunglasses. Throw on more deodorant. Drive to the food store. Stock up on a few items. $200 later return to the beach. Put up groceries. Marvel that I found Bomb Pops, Creamsicles, and Peanut Butter Flavored Frosty Paws. All of my boys will be happy. Stomach growls. Make breakfast. Thumb through the daily newspaper only to discover I already read most of it before I actually got out of bed using the app on my phone. Take a deep breath. Note I have nothing to wear for an upcoming trip. Get out my sketch book. Take my own measurements. Sigh. Take another deep breath. Get in a wrestling match with my body double. Drape the fabric. Cut the fabric. Hear the Kid crunching his cereal. Set the timer on my phone. Continue on with my design project. "Twinkle" brings me out of my sewing stupor. Shut the door to my design studio. Another sigh. Think about making a hot lunch for the Kid. No can do. Salad for me. Sandwich, fruit, cut up veggies for him. The Kid clears the dishes to the counter top. Prep for dinner -possibly sure what region of the world our taste buds will visit. Decide on Persian food --kebabs, basmati rice, yogurt dip, relish tray, fresh fruit. No time to make fresh Naan. Choose not to devibread on my way to get Barrett. Deep breath. Kick the dog off the bed. Make the bed. Vacuum dog hair. This takes longer than I think. Beg the dog to stay on the bed. Instead, he follows me around like a lost sheep, shedding as he goes. Start a load of laundry. Program television to Nickelodeon channel. Place Barrett's special beach chair, towels and sunscreen poolside. Check the chemicals in the pool. Mentally beat myself up for not doing Fortunately, all are in balance. Me excluded. Do a clean sweep of the sand in the backyard making sure the dog hasn't left any surprises behind. Put white tablecloths out and set the outside tables for dinner. Hope it doesn't rain. Lock all entrances from the house to the pool. Look at the time on the kitchen stove. Realize the dishes were only cleared not washed. Load up the dishwasher. Actually start it. I think I smell an NFL linebacker in my kitchen. Just me. I have to shower. I get nothing but tepid water. Then I remember the load of whites earlier and the dishwasher is on as well. Another really deep breath. Debate as to whether or not I should wear undergarments or my swimsuit underneath my clothes. Swimsuit wins. That way I won't have to change later. Saves time. Double check car seat is secure. Pull into the daycare parking lot. Forgot I needed Naan. Rationalize I need to drive the car a few more minutes to cool it down. Drive over to the grocery. Trip daycare. Find my license. Shove it my pocket. Disassemble car key so I can keep car running. Engage the emergency break. Manually lock car. Sign in at the Deep breath. Then as if something magical happens, a little voice, not from my head, calls across the room, "Gal." Time slows down. It's hard to rush when you are hand in hand with someone who ambles. It becomes even more ending to-do list when you are answering a litany of questions including the whereabouts of the entire family. We sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "You Are My Sunshine" all the way back to the beach. Barrett and I sit by the pool, dangling our feet in the water, eating our Bomb Pops as fast as we can before the sun de vours them for us. We marvel at the red, white and blue stripes of cheers before each bite. Before too long, The Kid emerges with a second round of Bomb Pops Slowly my inner child starts to emerge and the grinding responsibilities of being an adult start to melt away like the second Bomb Pop left on the pooldeck. It stuns me that she actually knows how to relax and be in the moment. I like to think she is both grand and great. Until next time...


PAGE 9 Island Times July 8, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at $439,000. Price Reduced! 4BR/3BA Townhome in Regency Cabanas. Gulf front complex with 2 pools, controlled access and dune walkover to gulf. Granite, 10 ceilings, crown molding, elevator shaft and more. MLS # 455194 Brent Woody and his first place Barracuda at the Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo, June 22 at Flounders Beach. The Cuda weighed in at 27.26 pounds. Woody fished aboard The Boardroom, captained by Troy Mabire and owned by Ken Station. They are all from Pace.Photo by Madison Penico/Island Times


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PAGE 11 Island Times July 8, 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 Nature Notes By Rick OConnor Florida Sea Grant University of Florida / IFAS Escambia County Dealing with SnakesDue to the heavy rain in May we have received numerous calls about snake encounters. The heavy flooding forced these slinky reptiles from their natural habitat to higher drier ground in many cases this meant your driveway or garage. Most in our community do not like snakes but most do understand their role in the natural environment and that they do us a service by consuming unwanted rodents. There are a variety of reasons people do not like them but the fact that some are venomous, and we do not know how to tell if they are venomous, makes us very uneasy. There are 46 species of snakes in Florida, only 6 of these are venomous and only 4 of them are common in our area. The water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorous) is the most frequently encountered venomous snake. They resemble many of the nonvenomous water snakes but differ in the shape of their head and the dark raccoon mask that runs across their eye. Snakes are attracted to places where rodents are found. Stacks of wood, bird feeders, brush piles, greenhouses, and garages all attract rodents and thus snakes. Keep these areas clean and consider placing them away from the door of your house so you are not startled as you step out. What do I do when I encounter one? Typically snakes will be in a frozen position when they counter predators, indicating they are afraid of you. Typically their have a space to run to do not block their escape route. Most snakes will strike only when they feel they have no other option. This happens because they feel you are too close or they have no the people bitten by snakes were trying to either catch them or kill them, so allowing them to escape of being bitten. If you would like more information on local snakes, how to manage your yard to reduce encounters, or information on what to do if bitten visit the Escambia County website (http:// An up close view of a Rat Snake. There are 46 species of snakes in Florida, only 6 of these are venomous and only 4 of them are common in our area. A Rat Snake is non-venomous. Colors vary depending on location. Those which slither along in our area are gray. Photo by Molly OConnor Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake. Photo by Carrie Stevenson Lana Draper, Bettie Lee Sundstrom and Nancy Wyse were serenaded by the Pensacola Beach Womans Club during their luncheon and meeting June 19 at the Beach Churchs Fellowship Hall. The longtime members are the June Birthday Girls. The next meeting is Thursday, July 17 beginning at 11 a.m. The Beach Church Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights at the Beach Church House, 920 Panferio. Youth Groupers will be working on their golf game, July 9, when they visit the Tiki Island mini golf course at 6 p.m. Kay Alderfer, Group Leader, asks that anyone in seventh twelfth grade who is interested in joining the mini golf outing, please make reservations by today, July 8. Email Kay at pnsbeachchurchyouth@gmail. com Prospective members and visitors are welcome to join.Youth Group Tees Up At Tiki Island Golf


Island Times July 8, 2014 PAGE 12 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Suite 5 PensacolaGet Well Feel Good Look Great Womens Health Chronic Illness Hormone Replacement Anti-Aging New Patients Welcome Medicare & Tricare 10 miles from the Beach Call for Appointment Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston FREE DELIVERY TO THE BEACH GULF BREEZE & PENSACOLA Gift Sets LipstickSusan Haselton-KelleyMary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantHeres to a more beautiful you!Free Gift with orders over $40Easy ordering online or by phone850-934-3865 Eye Shadow Fragrances Skin Care Sunscreen LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 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 June and July are favorite months for sea turtle patrollers because the majority of nests in our area are laid during those sixty days. Our excitement grows as fast as the nest count when we start tallying up numbers. This year took a little wind out of our sails when there had been only two nests by the end of May, but by mid-June activity had increased and spirits were especially high on days we had multiple nests. I admit to being a pest around the biologist, bio-techs, and our long-time patrollers when the sea turtle activity seems unusual (to me), annoyingly asking as many questions like a six-year-old on a road trip. It was encouraging to talk with our local fishermen, however, because they were experiencing similar delays with the cobia running a month later than usual. They talked about catches being off in May, whether by boat or just a day of fishing on the beach, and shared their opinions on why (we all agreed on the unusually cold winter/cold water). Now in my sixth year of patrol, Ive finally realized that each sea turtle season is unique to itself and we can only do our best to watch over these amazing marine creatures while they are in our care. The rest is up to Mother Nature. At this point we are only a couple of nests behind the count compared to this time last year, so hopefully it will be another good season for sea turtles. Each one of us can help make that possible if we work together to educate people about things that can help or things that may hurt sea turtles. One problem in every area we patrol and which seems to be getting worse are huge holes which people dig in the sand and neglect to fill in when they leave the beach at night. While a hole on the beach may not seem like a problem, our challenge is to make people aware of the dangers posed when the holes are not filled in at the end of the day. After all, what could possibly happen when our sand is so beautiful and soft, right? Wrong! The larger the hole, the more dangerous it can be. People running or walking on the beach can sustain injuries if they fall into a hole on the beach, sea turtle patrollers who start before dawn can be seriously injured if they hit a large hole and their UTV/ ATV flips on them, and both adult and hatchling sea turtles can be trapped and die in holes left on the beach. Just a couple of weeks ago an adult loggerhead sea turtle came ashore to nest on a South Walton County beach, about 40 miles east of Pensacola Beach. Something disturbed her on her first attempt to nest and when she came ashore a second time to try, she fell head first into a deep hole that someone had neglected to fill in. It was early the next morning before a volunteer sea turtle patroller discovered the mother sea turtle with her head completely buried beneath sand. The patroller thought the sea turtle was dead. Her weight, which was probably 250-300 pounds, had pushed her head directly into the sand at the bottom of the hole, almost suffocating her. It took hours and many people to help extricate the loggerhead, but she was finally able to make it back into the Gulf. I encourage you to learn more about this amazing rescue by Googling South Walton Turtle Watch Rescues Loggerhead. This is one of those times when a picture is worth a thousand words. Please help us by filling in deep holes in the sand before you leave each afternoon. If we make others aware of the problem with a positive attitude, in nearly every case they will happily join the effort in helping our sea turtles survive. Spread the word! Until next time, Lights Out! Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of July 1, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 7 Pensacola Beach 6 Ft. Pickens GINS 5 Santa Rosa GINS 6 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Internet Banking Bill Payment Service Waterfront Financing Flex Line Home Equity Loans Conventional Mortgages Personal ServiceBank of the South Island Branch Full Service Banking Close to Home Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary FundraiserThursday, July 17, 7-5 Friday, July 18, 7-3 RTC Building, adjacent to Hospital Jesse Mae Bags Monogramming on site


Island Times PAGE 13 July 8, 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 July 8, 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. JULY 8: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 9: Blue Angel Circle and Arrival Maneuvers. 8 am 9: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 9: Beach Church Youth Group Tiki Island Mini Golf Event, 6 pm, 932-6628 10: Blue Angels Practice, 2 p.m. 11: Trolleys run 7 am. Extended service to Park East, til 6 pm. Same on Saturday. 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 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 Volunteer 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 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: Beach Chamber Member Meeting, The Upper Room at Innerlight. 8:30 am. Call 932-1500 for guest pass. 29: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30 pm, Hemingways. Guests welcome. Call 932-1500. 29: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 31: Ladies Triathlon, Portofino, AUGUST 1: Star Gaze Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather Permitting. No charge for event. Also, Aug. 2 2; Bushwacker 5K. Captn Fun Runners. 2: Race for the Roses, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. All ladies sailing regatta. 3: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 5: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 10: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 12: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 13: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. Be a key ingredient for the success of the Pensacola Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach 2014. Sign up as a volunteer. T-shirt and goodie bag. Dont miss the opportunity, September 19-21.


Island Times PAGE 15 July 8, 2014 Seeing Stars ... this weeks horoscopes ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your Aries leadership qualities can help bring order out of all that confusion, whether it's on the job or in the home. But be careful to guide, not goad, others into following you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Applying a more personal view to a job-linked issue could help provide better insight into those persistent problems. Use your keen Taurean logic to cut through the double-talk. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Taking some time off could be the best way to get through that seemingly endless round of demands. You'll return refreshed and ready to tackle things from a new perspective. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Restoring a sagging professional relationship takes a lot of effort. By all means, state your position. But also make sure you pay close attention to the other person's point of view. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A hot prospect intrigues the Big Cat, who is always on the prowl for a promising investment. But be careful that this "promise" has a chance of being kept. Check it out more carefully. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A friend could use some of your compassion and concern. If he or she doesn't ask for help, be sure you step up and make the first move. Also, check out a new career possibility. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You might have difficulty getting your opinions heard because of all the noise being made by the other side. But hang in there. Others should line up with you once they learn the facts. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Offering to help a colleague is commendable. But before you commit your time and effort, check to see if that person's situation is all that he or she has led you to believe it is. SAGITTARIUS (Novem ber 22 to December 21) You soon should be seeing positive results from your recent efforts on behalf of a family member. On another matter, check that you have all the facts regarding a job assignment. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Your aspects favor closer family relationships this week. Take time for visits, whether in person, by phone, by mail or in cyber space. Let them know how important they are to you. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A missed oppor tunity isn't always a negative. Maybe your instincts are telling you not to rush into something you "thought" was worthwhile. Make time for family this weekend. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your sense of humor helps you get through a tricky situation. But some stick-in-the-muds might not be so willing to make the changes that you and others agree are necessary. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a gift for making everyone you know -or even just met -feel important and welcome in your life.


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PAGE 17 Island Times July 8, 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 Island ads as low as $20 per monththe beachs news available worldwide Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws Q: Can Malicious Programs Be In My Computer Without My Knowledge? A: Yes, that is certainly possible. In fact, that is the case in many computers. Every time you visit a website, there is a risk of having that happen. Malicious programs, such as viruses and malware, often drop into your computer from websites without you knowing it. When I examine computers and show the bad programs to the computers owner, the owner almost never is aware that those programs were present. Sometimes, when the computer user downloads one program intentionally, several programs get downloaded and installed. If you read the legal agreement that appears when software is being downloaded, you will often see that multiple programs are being installed on your computer. In some cases, I have seen as many as 30 malicious programs in the list of installed program on a single computer. That happens when a downloader program is present on the computer. That program automatically manages the schedule for downloading programs belonging to their business partners. Each program that is downloaded may bring another 5 or 6 programs with it. By that time, the computer is so slow that the owner knows something is wrong. There is also a function in the computer known as the Task Scheduler. The Task Scheduler is responsible for making certain things happen automatically, on a pre-determined schedule. Malicious programs will insert themselves into the Task Scheduler to cause downloads, updates, and programs to automatically start running in the computer. So, the tasks in Task Scheduler have to be cleaned up when the malicious programs are being removed. Internet search engines, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox are all used by malicious programs to further infect your computer. The bad programs insert themselves into the search engines and take over the search process. They are then able to re-direct the users website searches and download more bad programs from other websites. Quite often, the malicious programs will replace your home page with their own page, causing you to click on unwanted website links. Seeing your home page get replaced is a big clue that something is wrong. Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Firefox all have to be examined and cleaned up when removing malicious programs. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Pensacola Beach Elementary School students will be greeted with new classrooms and expanded areas when they report to school in August. School Board President Todd McCurdy announced at the June 30 meeting that construction was progressing and the new classroom project will be complete August 18. The Board approved the following teachers and staff for the 2014-2015 school year: Jennifer Neal, kindergarten, Sarah Farej, first grade, Debbie Campanella, second grade, Joy McLaurine,third grade, Erin Olson, fourth grade and Tara Turk, fifth grade. Stephany Heath, art, Mary Holway, music, Ginny Baynes, physical education, Monika Springer, computer lab, Jennifer Magee, administrative, Shelby Smith, testing and support and Bruce Mays, bus driver. The Beach School is a charter school and is funded by the State of Florida and private donations. The School is currently accepting donations to help defray the cost of construction. To make a donation contact the school at 850-9344020 or online at School Board Approves


PAGE 18 Island Times July 8, 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, 7It Can Be Dangerous Out ThereThe heat index outside today is degrees. Most of us probably think that heat index is some combination of temperature and humidity that means something (misery?). Technically, its a carefullytries to determine the human bodys perception of how hot it is. It also portends the effects of this physicallyperceived heat, which can range from extreme to fatal. When you are tri-training outdoors, you need to pay attention to it. Perspiration cools the body by pulling high-energy molecules (heat) from the interior and bringing them to the skin in sweat and there they evaporate into the air. The higher the humidity is, the slower the evaporative process. In high-humidity situations, the cooling mechanism is much less miserable. When the heat index is from 90 to 105 degrees, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Continued activity in these conditions could result in heat stroke. Higher than 105 is Our training group met and ran the other day when the heat index was 104 degrees. There was a slight breeze and we planned to run 4-5 miles. After two miles our pace slowed perceptibly. We took turns taking the lead, but still the group slowed down and we kept checking our GPSs to see how far we had gone. Each time we checked there was still plenty of the run short at a little over four miles. So, its July and August in Northwest Florida and we still have to train. What do we do? You must increase your fluid intake on a daily basis and you need to mix it up with water and electrolytes (i.e. sports drinks). Some runners and triathletes think that if they hydrate the day (or the hours) before an event that is sufhydrated. Think of each training session as an event instead of just that race on the weekend. Before and during your exertion youll want to ingest very cold drinks to bring your core temperature down. Eat small, low-fat meals and snacks during the day. Next, try to bike or run in the early mornings or the late, late afternoons. The visibility is much worse for drivers at those times and youll need to be very careful. Wear light, brightly-colored clothes, use warning lights on your bike or clothing and try to ids with you and plan your routes to include places (such as convenience stores) where you can get extra water or sports drink. Finally, slow down. You may need to cover a certain distance, but you can take it a bit easier. Supplement your outside training with running on a treadmill or riding a spin bike in a gym. Ramp up your swim training to maintain or increase your aerobic and cardiovascular capabilities. If you are breathing heavily, feel your heart racing ever got a medal or an award for gutting out a training run in the extreme heat. I fell down when I was running at 5:30 a.m. a week ago. I was able to quickly get up and keep going, but I got a serious cut on my knee and some severe road rash on my leg. Except for colliding with other runners and getting knocked down twice in trail runs, Ive never come close to falling while running. Was it just an error or am I getting old? I work on my balance all the time. Yoga poses and stretching are part of my daily workout as is bi-lateral strength training. So what happened? How did I wind ing down my leg? The truth is we almost all take our mobility for granted and we need to pay attention. I was running down an incline in the early morning light, glanced over my shoulder to see where my running companions were and then turned to see a patch of mud in front of me. I hit the mud, my foot went sideways and a collision with the pavement followed. I need to be more focused, pay more attention and not take anything for granted. We all need to be careful out there. The Taft Family jogs away from the starting line at the Gary McAdams 5K June 21. (From Left) Clark Taft, Jennifer Taft, and Cheyenne Taft, second place in her age group. Photo by Madison Penico/Island Times Rosemary Laporta smiles on her way to a third place in her age division during the Gary McAdams 5K, June 21, on Pensacola Beach. The race began at the Gulfside Pavilion and proceeded east on Via de Luna, through the residential waterfront streets and back to the Pavilion. LaPortas 5K time was 41:40. The run, which attracted 309 athletes, supports a scholarship program for students who have overcome adversity to persevere. Over the past nineteen years, thousands of dollars have been awarded to deserving youths. Photo by Madison Penico/Island Times Kids Tri SetYoung triathletes have an event all their own. The fifth annual Sea Turtle Tri is set for Sunday, October 5 at 7:30 a.m. on Pensacola Beach. The event is open to children ages 7 to 15 and is governed by USAT rules. The race course is located 1.2 ing lot G on Pensacola Beach. Racers age 7-10 will compete in a 75 yard swim, 2 mile bike half mile run. Racers age 11-15 will complete a 150 yard swim, 3 mile bike, and one mile run. Registration is $22 through August 31. The registration and race details are at


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