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Volume X, Number 8 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 5, 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 Beach Kids Hang On To Endless Summer Locals Head Back To School August 18Noah and Finnley Allen are surfers. For real, dude. The Pensacola Beach youngsters are accomplished wave riders and have been chosen as members of the Innerlight Surf Grom Team. They were tapped for their skills, love of the beach and positive attitudes. Its back-to-school time for the Allen brothers, but the Pensacola Beach Elementary School bell is not a signal to put away skates, bikes or boards. Its endless summer at their house. Parents Clark and Stephenie Allen surf, paddleboard, swim, run and bike, too. For more on this story, turn to page 2.
PAGE 2 Island Times August 5, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. email@example.com www.MyIslandTimes.com Sandpipers Return To Beach School Pensacola Beach Elementary School Friday, August 15 Orientation This is an opportunity to drop off classroom supplies Monday, August 18 School Opens Drivers should use caution islandwide. Via de Luna School Zone is strictly enforced. Gulf Breeze Middle School Thursday, August 7 TDAP booster shot clinic Friday, August 15 Orientation Monday, August 18 School Opens Gulf Breeze High School Orientation 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. daily Tuesday, August 5 Seniors Wednesday, August 6 Juniors Thursday, August 7 Sophomores Friday, August 8 Freshmen Monday, August 18 School Opens Gulf Breeze School Zone on Highway 98 is strictly enforced. County Puts Brakes On Golf Cart Friendly Beach
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 August 5, 2014 Our latitude will change your attitude Wings Burgers Seafood RibsOPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AMLunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL!1010 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola Beach 932-4139 www.peglegpetes.comRaw Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY at 11am Waterfront Dining Oyster Bar Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com WINGS49Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: Half Price Bottles of Wine Wed: Raw Oyster Specials Thurs: Baked Oyster Specials Pensacola Beach www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com www.sidelinessportsbarandrestaurant.com Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On The Islander Newspaper August 10, 1982 Every year about this time, I notice the members of the Council of Wine-Os walking around with their heads hanging down, tugging at their graying beards, and just generally looking perplexed. The weight of the beach world is on their shoulders as the bumming set anxiously awaits the most important decision of the yearthe naming of the Beach Bum and Rookie Beach Bum. These prestigious titles go to those two individuals who have, during the preceding 365 days engaged in the least amount if any of gainful employment. The president of the Academy of magnificent handcrafted driftwood trophies the weekend after Labor Day. At one time, it was the most important and impressive part of the Beach Appreciation Party. However, the big end of summer part has now been forced to choose some date which is not always predictablebecause no one knows for sure when, if at all, the tourist season really ends. bother Chuck. He has no qualms whatsoever about standing up in front of hundreds of Island visitors to present in his own, longwinded way, the Beach Bum of the Year awards. He does this the weekend after Labor Day every year at the world famous Tiki. High winds, high water, tourists, boos, showers of plastic glasses, and x-rated remarks do not deter him. His oratory especially credrones on until at last, the roaring crowd hears the name of the Beach Bum of the Year. Chuck sneaks into the Tiki after the presentation, hides in the corners and waits a few minutesjust to make sure the Council of WineOs did not goof on the selection. Beach Bums? Do they live up permanently to their shady reputations? Does anyone remember the year Jim Randol reigned over the beach as Bum of the Year? Is he still worthy of that title in his lifestyle? Could be. I have never seen him do anything other than give parties, go to parties and hang out at Flounders. However, he does have friends, who could give more information so I will refer you to them if youd like to check into Randols beach bumming present. At least, we do know, at one point in his life, he was good enough at doing nothing to win the coveted title. Then, there was the year the libbers loved. Remember when Nini won top honors in the bum competition? What is she doing now besides looking pretty? Tending bar at Neros, riding her bicycle, lying in the sungenerally holding up her beach bum status with ing are allowed by the Council of Wine-Os. It may even help a bit in their topsy, turvy point system.) ner? We know he split from the Island, and was perhaps tarnishing his trophy by living a more capitalistic life than he did when rookie Beach Bum Gene Thomas did his best to represent the bumming community all year long he spent hours at The Dunes did a bit of tending bar at The Elks, pedaled a bike, let his hair grow of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade and, boom, last week, he had his hair cut, donned a suit and headed out for America, signing on as a any way for a disreputable beach bum to act? Rookies Boog and Tina are both off in Massachusetts as far as I know. Whether or not they are still practicing beach bumming is anybodys guess. And what about Buddy Towe who claims to be the original bum and that all those who came along behind him were just his mimics? Hes still bumming aroundtrying to act decadent, disrespectful, and derelict. He likes to tell about how proud he was when the story of his bumming appeared in the News Journal. (The clipping still hangs behind the bar in Dirty Joes.) And, then, Buddy looks like a mischievous little boy when he explains how upset his family was over the notoriety his selection received. According to him, they went into seclusion for week, pretending they didnt know him. And, finally, our beloved Nasty Billy, the epitome of the ersand perhaps the most notorious of all the Beach Bums of the Year to this date. I like to think Billy is stretched out on a soft cloud, wearing golden t-shirt on his head instead of a halo, and wrapped in gossamer cut-offs, he huge feet still bareand I like to think Billy has gathered the primary bums from beaches all over the worldand that he is holding court, telling them how it was when he was named the Bum of the Year on Pensacola Beach. Island Cat Colony RelocatedThe feral felines who frequented Portofino have been relocated, according to Gene Church, president of the Tower II homeowners association. A few to adopt the dozen or so cats after the colony received ample publicity. The outcome is very desirable, said Church, who has a pet cat. Eight cats have already been sent to four locations. We also relocated two possums and two raccoons. Although it is difficult to know exactly how many cats roamed around the resort complex, estimates range from 12 to 15. The resort previously had the cats neutered and vaccinated. providing food for the cats, but they have been asked to discontinue that practice. Its against our rules, said Church. There is also an Escambia County ordinance that addresses it as well. Church, who has been a beach resident since 2003, became involved in the feral cat problem as a result of his volunteer position on his condo association board. The efforts to deal with the cat population raised the ire of many animal rights activists who protested the actions of the board. An online campaign ensued, a photo of a trap with a message announcing that cats would be killed was circulated. That photo was a hoax, that and put my email and phone number on it. I was inundated with emails and received a few death threats. The island provides habitat for variety of protected species of wildlife including birds and growing feral cat population can impact those habitats and protected species. For those reasons, the relocation rather than trap, neuter and release was imperative.
PAGE 4 Island Times August 5, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE FUN 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 paradisebar-grill.com BARStay and PlayReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Biscuit Miller and The Mix... Tues, Aug 5 at 6 PM Rockin Jake..Thurs, Aug 7 at 6 PM Ben Prestage...Fri-Sat, Aug 8-9 at 6 PM The Upstarts...Sun, Aug 10 at 3 PM The Upstarts...Tues, Aug 12 at 6 PM Live Music...Fri, Aug 15 at 6 PM The Sun Dogs...Sat, Aug 16 at 6 PM The Big Easy Playboys...Sun, Aug 17 at 3 PM Janiva Magness...Tues, Aug 19 at 6 PM Big Al and the Heavyweights... Sat, Aug 30 at 6 PM ON STAGE INN VOTED Top Three Florida Beach BarsTHE LADYS 80An all out, red carpet, glamorous party was hosted at Marthas Vineyard for Carleen Wheelers birthday. Guests arrived from across the continent for the soiree. Carleen, who is the energetic President of the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club and a member of a dozen additional groups, was thrilled to spend time with friends and family. Glad to be back home, but she admittedly loved the 70 degree weather in July. THE GANGS ALL HEREFormer Beach residents Johnny and Sandi Johnson were the only ones missing from the familys summer party last week. Johnnys sister Cathi DeGloma, is a Pensacola native living in Memphis. She was the Beach party person who hosted kids The gang included Thomas and Lena DeGloma from Brooklyn, Michael, Melanie, Michael John and Sophia DeGloma from New Jersey, Paul DeGloma and Jennifer Lynn from Atlanta, Angela, Jake and Baby Samuel Felde from Knoxville, and Sara Johnson, Ricky and John Miller from Altamonte Springs. Sandi says get her martini ready for October when she and Johnny return for his Catholic High class reunion. JACKPOT PALSDiane Vanderkamp, Bev Dufrechou, Joe Schiller and Carole Forest were Beach Church Bingo winners, July 17. All paled by comparison to the winner of the costume contest at the 70s themed game night. Les Solymossy was stylin with his vintage beach attire which included a 1975 Sandshaker tshirt. Groovy. GREEK BEACH GIRLAlexa McKnight has had a summer jam-packed with action and laughter. She got a jumpstart attending the Hangout Music Fest. Next she went with her family to explore the beaches of Greece. Alexa has spent a lot of her summer with her friends and sisters from Alpha Chi Omega. These days shes slowing down ready to cool her heels in the Gulf before her fall semester as a Music Major at the University of West Florida commences.INSPIRED POTTERSTom and Frances Grow are counting the days until the Great Gulf Coast Arts Festival. They recently completed classes at Bodines Pottery and are reenergized. By the way, 94 more days until the festival. GRACE-FULL Switching from notebook to surgical mask to sunscreen to a notebook again may be a daunting task, but Gracie Stewart has been managing it this summer. After State University Gracie took summer courses at Pensacola State College. Gracie also spent some time working with neurosurgeons at the Medical Center Clinic. All of the lessons she learned this summer will stick with her when she returns to FSU in the fall to pursue her dream of being a doctor.AUNTIE TIMES TWOStudent Harley Taylor is proving to be an excellent juggler. She has already been balancing work at Skate Odyssey, school at Mississippi State University, fun with her friends, and connecting with her family. But recently two very small newcomers and have been added to her circus. On July 15, Harleys sister Laura gave birth to twin baby girls. Harleys finding a new balance being an aunt and loving every minute of it.STAYCATIONPete and Sandy Kaston traveled 2 miles from home for a weeklong Fort Pickens camp out. Petes a Beach deputy and Sandy will return to her second grade classroom at Oriole Beach Elementary School in a few weeks, so they deserved to take a break. HAPPY HISTORYCamp Happy Sands has its roots in the sands of Pensacola Beach. Stan and Charlie Rooses mom, Ila Roose started the camp in 1967. Ila had a vision along with Corrine Jones that every kid in Pensacola, no matter what their income, should have a happy summer camp experience. All these years later, the camp still is dedicated to serving local children with a week of swimplain old summer fun. This year the Krewe of Bananimals made a cash donation to support the camp program. Ila passed away in 2010, but her legacy lives on. Trivia Tim Pike is back! The fastest answer to the latest question. Trivia Tim knew that Gulf Islands was the largest of the National Seashores. It was established in 1971, encompassing 160 miles. Gulf Islands is comprised of six barrier islands and provides habitat for approximately 25 endangered and threatened animals in diverse ecosystems. The Trivia Master fooled very few with this one. Smart Sam Magee and Rose Marie Bonifay rang in with correct answers. Jersey Girl Gwen Foster sent her answer with a fashion statement citing the need for a new trivia t-shirt since hers has become raggedy. Keep playing, Jersey. Longtime trivia player Big Bob Dority was in the mix along with relative newbie Bill Winter. Bills answer Gulf Islands National Seashore is the largest I think, needs a little shot of publisher of The Sandspur who deemed GINS as the largest and the coolest national seashore. It is, according to Chuck Steele, the one with the most grains of sand which he claims to have counted after Hurricanes Ivan and Dennis. The regal and rowdy Knights of the Trivia Roundtable were on the button. Lady Kim of the House of Cole added that Gulf Islands has four historic forts built by the Spanish, British and Americans that were used for defense in the Civil War. Apache Indians once lived there, including Geronimo. The TM is grateful for the history lesson, and to clarify, Geronimo was imprisoned there. The Trivia Duchess, Joanne Brooks, has once again staked her claim to the throne with her vast knowledge of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Her name is carved into the Roundtable, so she better continue her rightful ways. Duchess Joanne is a volunteer at the Fort Pickens Visitors Center and loves the place. To date, the visitors and staff are clueless about her royal title. Athletes are always looking for a division title, an Olympic gold or Super Bowl ring. Who will reign supreme with a correct answer to this question, Which sport might include a maneuver called a Closed Choctaw? the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will score a new Island Times t-shirt. 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PAGE 5 Island Times August 5, 2014 Free Star Gaze Fri Aug. 22 Dusk Ft. Pickens Weather permitting Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members approved a letter written by Chairwoman Tammy Bohannon requesting Escambia County borrow $8.5 million for beach renourishment. The vote came at a special full board meeting, July 23. The loan would be repaid by the Santa Rosa Island Authority over seven years. The State of Florida has $8.5 million in matching funds approved for Pensacola Beach renourishment, but the local match is required. The renourishment project covers 8.2 miles of gulf front beach from Park East to Park West. Our board cannot borrow money, so the County must do it on our behalf, said Bohannon. The loan would be repaid with lease fees, but there is some uncertainty that the lease fees will continue to provide an income stream because of the unsettled land tax court cases. The letter outlines two additional sources of funding. The ture Local Option Sales Taxes, and the second is ad valorem taxes paid by Beach leaseholders which have been escrowed by the County. The pot of money cannot be used as collateral, but can be used as an offset. The real property tax re serve would be used to free up non-ad valorem revenues in the General Fund, said Bohannon. Which could then be used to make loan payments, should the Bohannon presented the letter to the Board of County Commissioners at their July 24 meeting. The dedication of Local Option Sales Tax as a collateral source for the loan was not fa vored, but with that idea stricken, Commissioners voiced support of the local match loan for beach renourishment. The need for beach renour ishment is critical according to Bohannon. It repairs and restores beach front which protects property for residents and visitors alike. In her presentation, Bohannon reminded Commissioners that the loan is imperative and that the islands economic impact is $260 million annually. Beach renourishment projects must be scheduled from November to April to avoid the turtle nesting and hatching season. The project date will be established pending the funds availability. In other business, the Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board prepared a list of projects to submit to Escambia County for potential funding through Local Option Sales Tax dollars. The priorities included pedestrian crosswalks, northshore and Gulfside beach renourishment, a core area pedestrian promenade boardwalk, and a smart parking system. Board Member Janice Gilley requested that dune walkovers be equipped with shoreside landing areas to increase handicapped accessibility. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee assured her that the maintenance department would bring a plan to make those additions. The next Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting is Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. The meetings, held in the SRIA boardroom are open to the public. Agendas are Sand Dollars Needed To Restore Beach To Former GloryMadison Penico Island Times Pensacola Beach, in previ ous years, has had a stellar voter participation rate. In the 2012 General Election a total of 2,005 people, about eighty-three percent of all registered beach voters, took part in the election. The Beachs voter participation is a full ten percent higher than the statewide rate of 72 percent. It also surpassed the entire countrys rate of 75.5 percent. Because of the areas previous turnout, expectations are high for the Beachs voter participation in the upcoming General Election. The Island has over 2,400 registered voters, but for anyone who is willing and able to participate, theres still some time left and a variety of ways to register. With the right materials, its possible to register in person at the Supervisor of Elections ofes and public assistance centers. Its also possible to register online with a valid Florida Drivers License number, a valid Florida ID number, or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number. The only caveat is that voting registration books close 29 days before an election, so registrations must be in before then. This means that anyone wishing to participate in the November 2, 2014 General Election must register before October 6. Eligible Beach residents should remember to mark their calendars. Expectations are high for Pensacola Beach voters this year, and Islanders are not a group to disappoint. Pensacola Beach is Precinct 94 and the polling location is Pensacola Beach Community Church. Christine Cook, who is a poll worker, encourages her fellow beach residents to register and come out to vote. For more information or to register, escambiavotes.com.Beach Turnout High, Get Registered To Vote
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Womens Council of Realtors LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.net LindaMurphyRealtor.com Mobile App: http://app.kw.com/KWF9096Findependently owned and operatedQuite a few people have commented on my special celebration of the Last Day Before my Next Birthday. Ive been doing that for so long I cant remember exactly when I started. I could guess that it must have been somewhere in my Third Decade. Thats usually when you begin to realize you survived your twenties and if you intend on reaching the next decade, youre gonna have to change some things. Your body is a big help in recognizing the inevitable process of aging. I dont care what you do, use, have done or eat, you will age if you continue living. I havent talked to anyone who doesnt agree and love my idea. Im really surprised more people havent thought of it. It is, after all, the youngest you will ever be again. Now doesnt that make sense to celebrate both days? My celebrations arent always public, some years they are quiet and private. But it is always celebrated by me even if no one else is invited or involved; although I do like to share on the new decade has been a lot of fun! I will admit the celebrations end much earlier though. Christine Bunkie Hewerdine and I just went to Paradise a few days ago to check out a new band. They were new to us anyway, since wed never heard of them. I clicked on a video while reading my e-mail from Paradise listing weekend entertainment. Wow! I was blown away! The band is called DieDra the Blues Diva and the Ruff Pro Band. Ms. DieDras (pronounced deedra) unique voice seemed to emanate from deep in her soul and she evokes the same feelings of spirituality in her audience as she puts into her songs. I had a chance to speak with Ms. DieDra right before she went on stage and later purchased one of the bands CDs (which she autographed for me). shows in her videos and is also very gracious and extremely likthe woman who was so happy she got on the stage and danced directly in front of the gentleman who just happened to be DieDras husband. (If you watched the video Monica McVay posted on Facebook when Morrie Drees was dancing with Christine and me, the guitar player who joined us and continued playing on the also reminded me of my longtime favorite, Janis Joplin, with her amazing ability to give everything she has to every song. Theres no holding back. And dancing is always fun. Christine and I were delighted when Morrie surprised us on the only dancers for a while. The youngsters dont get cranked up until right before its time for me to go home. I might not be able to hang with the late night crowd anymore but so far I can still remember when I did. I sometimes still have late nights. Now they are usually spent at home or in Biloxi. I like playing the casinos at night when there are less people and more vacant machines. Bill and I are celebrating our twentysixth wedding anniversary with free tickets to see Ralphie May at the Hard Rock. Ralphie May was the winner of Last Comic Its a television show that usually airs in the summer showcasing new and long-time talent in stand-up comedy. May is a very funny man and certainly deserved to win. I cant wait to see him live. Yall know I love funny; and laughter is good for the soul and body. I had a hard time deciding on a recipe to share this week. Im still very into the cold soups and have a delicious one using Avocados. I do intend to share that at a later date while its still too hot for any serious cooking. I know a lot of you love grilling but to me its just cooking outside wheres it much hotter than my air conditioned kitchen. And my husband is not a grill master; in fact Im not sure hes ever used a grill other than lighting it for me. Anyway I realized its the Waite, it doesnt hurt to be prepared. We can have an evacuation and/or power loss without having a direct hit of any storm. Thats when it pays to know how to cook with canned foods. You can enhance any meal, change leftovers or even create the entire meal from canned meats and vegetables. While all fresh and you will eventually get to those cans. This recipe was originally served hot but Ive found that its just as good slightly chilled or warmed to room temperature (especially for summer). It is also one of those basic recipes where you can add, substitute or use almost any ingredients to produce a similar recipe. Ive always hated the smell of boiling chicken (I cover it with a lid but you cannot escape all scent) and Ive found you can do just about everything with canned chicken. I use it a lot more during along with various canned veggies, broths, cream of soups, ate your own stockpile of necessary food, keeping in mind that refrigeration may be just a cooler of melting ice. In the meantime, lets cook Tropical Chicken and Pasta 1 8 oz. package of tri-color pasta (or whatever you have) 1 14 oz. can chicken broth (beef can also be used) 1 tsp. fresh grated lemon peel (or 1 tbsp. lemon or other fruit juice including fruit, if desired) 2 cups cooked, cubed skinless chicken (or 2 cans) cup whipping cream (milk or half n half) Slivered almonds, chopped nuts, raw chopped or canned veggies, can be added. Cook noodles in large saucepan as directed. (If you want additional veggies cooked instead of raw, add to pasta adjusting cooking time.) Drain and return to saucepan. Add broth, lemon peel or fruit, cubed chicken and teaspoon each of salt and pepper (or to taste). Heat, stirring constantly, until heated through. Turn heat to low, gently stir in cool down to desired temperature. These measurements serve approximately 4-6 people; easily doubles for more servings. Enjoy, share and try to stay and watch out for our kids returning to school.
Island Times PAGE 7 August 5, 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 www.ycpals.com email@example.com By Cross in the Sand A Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic 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 The evolvement of Pensacola Beach has been a very interesting journey over the years. From the small block homes to the large homes of today is something of which the early residents problittle-known barrier island only a few years ago, has now become one of the popular destination places for people from throughout the United States as well as other nations. development, we have seen the rise of our hotels, restaurants, and other amenities that encourage people to vacation here, and to enjoy the white sands, gorgeous waters and business community. Brides and grooms are discovering that destination weddings can be arranged here that are more economical than many other places. Brides and grooms come from our local area, as well as throughout our United States, and other such places as Prague, Peru, Germany, Great Britain, Slovakia, to mention just a few, to be married on our beautiful Island. Having shared with many brides and grooms, and their families, I have a couple of suggestions I could give, if ever asked: First, enjoy the moment. The reason many come to our beautiful beach is for a more laid back and more informal event. Its easy to let little things make the occasion less happy. Rain is always a possibility and we cant an inside venue. One bride was so upset that it had rained, and the sun was not out, that she actually ruined the wedding ceremony for her groom and both families, by her attitude. Sometimes one of the vendors may be late in getting may not have looked like the photo provided, or the food at the reception may not have met expectations, and that may unleash a tirade that embarrasses everyone, and dampens the spirits of all in attendance. The important thing is that family and friends came to witness the ceremony in which the bride and groom became husband and wife. So, my suggestion is to relax, look around at the beautiful area, families and friends who have gathered, and enjoy the moment nothing is more important than that. Secondly, be on time. It is certainly acceptable for the bride to extend that to 30 or 60 minutes is an affront to the guests who have made a special effort to be there on time, and are made to stand in the heat for an extended period, as well as the vendors who provide their services. There may be extenuating circumstances, such as an accident on one of the bridges, but for the most part, good planning can alleviate long delays. event in the lives of two persons, and those of us who have responsibilities in helping make this event happen, will spring into action and do our very best to create lasting memories on our beautiful beach. I know no one has asked for my advice but there it is, for what its worth and my business partner, my daughter, Lynas, thinks it is invaluable! Mark Your Calendar Shawna P in concert Bamboo Willies ursday, August 21Pensacola Ski Clubbers keep their legs slope-ready by pedaling through Fort Pickens, Saturday, September 27. The Club events which are open to their members range from ski trips to ski expos. They even organize a Mediterranean cruise for members who wish to take to the open water aboard a luxury liner. For more information on membership and annual events log on to PensacolaSkiClub.comSki Club Cycles At Ft. Pickens
PAGE 8 Island Times August 5, 2014 Madison Penico Island Times In order to improve beach safety, Escambia County Com missioner Grover Robinson of District 4 met with Matt Mooneyham from Escambia County Engineering to discuss and survey the progress of safety improve ments. Robinson spoke about implementing a pedestrian safety plan in different phases during his monthly television broadcast, The Robinson Response. pleted, was to put in more crosswalks along the congested hotel area on Via de Luna. However, visibility in the median quickly became a problem with those crosswalks. Drivers were often unable to see people waiting in the median around all of the plants. In reaction, the shrubs inside the median were removed. Last year, the improvements entered a new phase with the light-up crosswalk near Shaggys. The plan is to eventually make all of the crosswalks have the safety lights. Lighting in the vicinity of the crosswalks was another concern. is to install streetlights near the crosswalks. The new streetlights would be more technologically advanced, LED lights that will standout from the normal street lights. This change will bring more attention to the pedestrian crossing areas. The new lights will also be sea-turtle-safe. LED lights are easier to direct and focus in on one area. These lights will be shining on the crosswalks without creating the type of light pollution that confuses and draws turtles. Of the Countys reaction for the new lights, Robinson said We recognize that we need light for the people, and were doing stuff for the people. But were going to make sure whatever we do is going to complement and work with our environment. Robinson expects future improvements in road striping and signage leading to the crosswalks. Another concern that Robinson and Mooneyham discussed were the drainage problems the Beach frequently experiences. One upcoming project is to improve the drainage around Avenida 23. Another is to improve the outfall to the Sound in the area of the Hilton and the RV Park. Longer-term improvements will take place along different problem areas of Via de Luna. Many of these changes should start to take place after Labor Day. Because of the possible disruptiveness of some of the improvements, requiring lane shifts, the County has agreed to wait until the off-season on Pensacola Beach. For more information about these projects, contact Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson at district4@myescam bia.com or view The Robinson Response http://myescambia. com/districts/4/videos.Commissioner Discusses Pedestrians And Water Crossing Beach RoadwaysVolunteers To Educate Beachgoing PublicThe Santa Rosa Island Au who are members of the first ever Beach Ambassadors group. They are tasked with educating the public about rules on the bar rier island. The Authority is implement ing a program to combat the escalating problem of people leaving tents and beach supplies on the sand overnight, as well as bringing dogs and glass containers to the sandy shore. Items left on the beach can discourage, injure or kill nesting sea turtles who may become entangled in the items. They are also unsightly. Magnets bearing a list of Pensacola Beach rules have been distributed to the rental agencies and home owners associations, according to SRIA Director of Administration Robbie Schrock. We have additional magnets and will make them available to anyone who would like to post them in their rental property, said Schrock. We want everyone to enjoy Pensacola Beach and know the rules. The Authority requested volunteers to patrol the beach, speak with beachgoers and leave them with a placard about beach rules. If items are left unattended on the beach, the Ambassadors will leave a placard attached to the item. Volunteers will have an assigned area of beachfront to patrol on an SRIA-provided ATV. To make an additional impression, the ATV will pull a customized mat that imprints Leave Only Your Footprints, Please, in the sand. It also smooths the area where the ATV tires make tracks. Russ Nicholson, Karen Pace, DJ Zemenick, Joshua Rowe and Jessica Fisher signed up in the initial group, said Schrock. But we will accept more volunteers. Each volunteer receives a Beach Ambassador shirt, supplies and training. The group received ATV operation and safety training August 1. You should start seeing the Ambassadors on the Beach this month, said Schrock. We feel this will have a very positive impact. For more information on the Beach Ambassador program, or to request Pensacola Beach Rules magnets, contact Shrock at 850932-2257 or robbie_schrock@
PAGE 9 Island Times August 5, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at MyIslandTimes.com Gorgeous views from this 4BR/2BA 2,618 SF waterfront home on Sabine Bay. Boat dock. $539,000 MLS #461114 Diminutive Chloe Channel prepares to entertain thousands at Bands on the Beach, July 22. Channel, 12, appeared on Americas Got Talent last summer. She is a seventh grader at Sims Middle School in Pace.
PAGE 10 Island Times August 5, 2014 Santa Rosa Island Author ity Administrative Committee members got money in and sent money out at their July 23 meeting. After reviewing the financial statements for May 2014 which showed a very small improvement in revenue over the prior year, Committee members reduced a sponsorship award to an event which is being hosted at Marcus Pointe Country Club. Executive Director Buck Lee was optimistic that the strong summer season would bring a better revenue picture next month. He assured the Committee that the departments continue to work within budget, so the income will catch up. The collections year-to-date are slightly behind last years. was a record year and 2013 beat that, said Lee. I think when June and July numbers come in, we will be ahead of last year. Johnny Wyse represented the Northwest Florida Chapter League of Southeastern Credit Unions in their request for a $2,500 sponsorship of a charity golf tournament in Pensacola, adding that the host hotel is on Pensacola Beach. The Committee, which was working with a newly minted donation policy, pulled the purse strings closed, $1,500 donation. Lee disclosed to the Committee that Wyse was his neighbor, friend and that they golf together. A local vendors preference policy came before the Committee, again. Attorney Mike Stebbins pointed out that the policy process, but caused him concern when the staff was seeking three bids for contracts that fall into a $29,000 $49,000 range. When staff is only looking for three bids on a contract, then they must use their discretion, said Stebbins. I dont know if it can be fairly implemented like that. Committee Member Janice Gilley asked how many contracts fall into the range. Committee Chairwoman Tammy Bohannon added that the importance of keeping money in the local economy is why she supports this policy. Escambia County has enacted a local preference program and is currently compiling a list of local vendors, according to Member Dave Pavlock. After discussion, Committee Member Thomas Campanella asked that the item be placed on the regular board agenda, citing that there is no rush to pass this policy. Staff will research how many SRIA contracts fall into the $29,000-$49,000 range, request compiled by Escambia County, and answer further legal questions. The Development and Leastwo items. The request to operate behind Flounders was denied. SRIA Public Safety Director Bob West noted that licensing requirements had not been met, so he must recommend denial. The Committee held the request from Bonifay Water Sports to bifurcate their concession agree ment until additional documents are received. If approved, the current location of the mini golf course would be the site of the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. The Club is seeking a lease agreement to relocate and expand its programs. The next SRIA meeting is Wednesday, August 13 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are Island Authority Committees Review Financials, Vendor PolicyThe 2014 Pensacola Para Con will welcome special guest of honor, Lou Ferrigno of The Incredible Hulk to this years event, Saturday and Sunday, August 9-10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pensacola Fairgrounds Expo Hall. The Pensacola Para Con is a tion, fantasy, horror, costuming, comics, renaissance, gaming, anmore. Celebrity meet-and-greets, discussion panels, screenings, demonstrations, workshops and a competition are available to all convention attendees. Admission is $10 and up per person. Children 12 and under are admitted for free. A portion of the Strides with Breast Cancer, ARC Gateway, EscaRosa Coalition on the Homeless and various local charities. The Pensacola Fairgrounds Expo Hall is located at 6655 Mobile Highway. For complete details on this years Pensacola Para Con, please visit www.pensacolaparacon. com, email pensacolaevent@aol. com or call 850-941-4321.Para Con Goes Big The Hulk To Appear Get Into The Game Gilberts Host PickleballReenie Gilbert, an avid tennis player, thought she would be in a pickle if her knees and back would no longer let her play the game she loved. No so. The active retiree along with her husband Raybon have adopted the sport of Pickleball. With a contagious enthusiasm, Reenie suggests everyone give it a try. Its the fastest growing court sport in America, said Gilbert. Its a perfect transition from tennis. Currently, Pickleball is being played at the Gulf Breeze Recre ation Center on Shoreline Drive every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. There is no charge to play and newcomers are welcome. We have everyone from casual to the highly competitive, commented Gilbert. No experience is needed and organizers offer a free training class. The game is played on a badminton-sized court using a is served underhand. Its a perfect family sport, said Gilbert. But, I know that lots of active seniors are embracing The Gilberts, who have been playing Pickleball since 2009 are hoping to see the sport grow locally. They have competed in tournaments in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, and Arkansas. So, Reenie decided to volunteer to get the game going in Gulf Breeze. Look for updates on the Gulf Breeze Pickleball Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAGE 11 Island Times August 5, 2014 Cheri Martin, left, Innerlight Summer Surf Bash Event Coordinator, with her husband Ben Martin, the head instructor at Innerlight. The July 26 event began on Pensacola Beach with surfers of all abilities catching Breeze Innerlight for prizes. Photo by Madison Penico/Island Times Sometimes its fun to mug the camera Surf Team Member Sterling Spencer, left, gets a close up of Juliana Costa at the Innerlight Summer Photo by Madison Penico/Island TimesBy Rhonda Rondazzo The Pensacola Beach Womans Clubs July 17 summer meeting was held at the Beach Community Church. The business part of the meeting was skipped and the ladies were able to enjoy more time eating, drinking and getting to know each other better. We did keep the prayer and inspirational message in. We held hands in a big circle, as is our tradition at every meeting. The circle tradition represents our unity and sister hood. It's a simple practice, but it creates a bond between us that helps us respect and care for each other. The words of the prayers and inspirational messages keep us balanced and lift our spirits. Of course, we included our tradition of honoring our birthday girls with a song. Traditions are important. They tell us who we are. They are something we can depend on. You can also depend on the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club meeting for fun and camaraderie every third Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. Contact President Mary Claus at email@example.com for more information. Womans Club Keeps TraditionsFamilies surfed together at the Summer Bash. Tracy Dickerson and his ten-year-old daughter Chloe participated in the Innerlight Summer Surf Photo by Madison Penico/Island Times
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Let a professional help!I probably made quite a spectacle of myself on July 25 when I finally found my first sea turtle nest of the season and commenced a happy dance right there in the sand. She was a pretty big girl with a 36 width crawl (yes, go ahead and measure it to see how wide she was from flipper to flipper) and she laid 105 beautifully normal eggs, each the size of a ping pong ball. The problem was that she came ashore in an area which was eroded and did not nest high enough on the beach. It was necessary to call the biologist who quickly arrived and set about relocating her nest about 17 feet north of the original. The new nest is situated on a higher elevation along the sand fencing to ensure the eggs were protected as much as possible. Until that day, I had been getting concerned that this could be the first year since becoming involved in the Sea Turtle Monitoring Program that I might not find a nest. July is usually one of the busiest months in our area for nesting sea turtles to come ashore and the odds of finding one as we moved into August would probably diminish. Since our sea turtles started nesting a bit later this year, lets hope they will stay with us longer to compensate. Every year there is a hot spot for nests. Last year it was Pensacola Beach (which set a record with 20 nests), a couple of years ago it was Santa Rosa, and this year it appears to be Perdido Key. As of today Perdido Key has 30 percent more nests than Pensacola Beach and Santa Rosa, which are tied with nine nests each. It has taken me several years to realize there are also occasional hot spots of nests within each patrol area. For example, near the end of nesting season, if you take a walk on Pensacola Beach, you may notice multiple nests between two adjoining walkovers, or on either side of a walkover. If the dates on nearby nest markers are 10 days to two weeks apart, then these nests were possibly laid by the same turtle. Sea turtles do not come in to nest every year. They can skip anywhere from one to three years in their nesting cycle, depending on the species, but in the years they nest they will nest multiple times at intervals ranging from about 10 days to two weeks. I admit to being a self-proclaimed sea turtle nerd and I research articles regarding their behavior on a regular basis. This years 34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation in New Orleans was a great source for my curiosity on what I call hot spots. One abstract submitted by Patricia Zarate noted in the Nesting Site Fidelity of Green Turtles in the Galapagos, stated around 85 percent of females returned to the same beach to nest and 15 percent nested at one of the other study beaches during the same season. Within those females returning to the same beach, several showed considerable site and temporal fidelity, depositing consecutive nests within 50 meters of their previous nest, revealing a preference for a specific beach microhabitat. With this firmly documenting my sea turtle nerdism, may I translate in plain language that by some miracle a female sea turtle finds her way back to her birth beach to nest and (at least within this documented study) returns each time to an area which may be less than half a mile from the previous nesting site. For each of you who ever helped guide and protect a hatchling into the Gulf of Mexico, here is proof that someday with your help and the powers that be looking over them, they will return to our island very near the very spot you watched their first stroke in the water. So now you know, you made a difference. Until next time, Lights Out! ~ Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of July 29, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 14 Pensacola Beach 9 Ft. Pickens GINS 6 Santa Rosa GINS 9 Gulf Islands National Seashore is one of 28 national parks selected to receive a 2014 Park Stewards grant from the National Park Foundation. Turtle T.H.I.S. (Teens Helping in the Seashore) will engage high-school students in active scientific research in an effort to conserve endangered sea turtles nesting on the beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore. Students from Navarre High School will participate in this pilot program at Fort Pickens during October and November. They will train with National Park Service Night Sky team specialists in the use of light measurement instruments. Then the students become the teachers, said Beckie Mims, Gulf Islands Park Ranger. They will assist in instructing the Gulf Breeze Middle School students during a sea turtle hatchling program. Gulf Breeze Middle School students will take part in an overnight beachside campout to learn about turtle nest discovery, protection, relocation and documentation. We are excited to provide teens the opportunity to work with sea turtles and share their knowledge with younger students, said Gulf Islands Superintendent Dan Brown. Schools, teachers, and the community will participate in this study and deepen their appreciation of the natural resources in their National Seashore. For more information Susan Teel at Susan_Teel@nps.gov.Local Teens To Morph Into Turtle Researchers
Island Times PAGE 13 August 5, 2014 www.myislandtimes.com ......the beachs news worldwideA bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach located in the Via de Luna Shopping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink Cypress Room and Sundeck. Live music. Just steps away from The Break., our sister establishment. Open everyday for fun. 850-932-9011.Fresh seafood served overlooking Little Sabine Bay. through the open air dining room and side bar. Laid back, funky, family friendly. Arrive by boat or car, bike or on foot. Open everyday at 11 a.m. in the big red building on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. www.shaggys.biz May the luck of the Irish be with you as you enter the Beachs authentic Irish Pub. Happy bartenders serving Happy Hour priced drinks Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Have you tried a Car Bomb? Electronic Darts. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. Live music. All kinds of shenanigans. Located in the historic district of Pensacola Beach, 49 Via de Luna. Call 850-916-9808. www. PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com. Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat Platterloaded with shrimp cocktail, BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont forget to try one of our signature drinks like The Crab Trap which come with a souvenir glass to keep! Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 www.crabswegotem.com mans bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuires is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed dollar bills hanging from the ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild Artist Series. Featured on NBCs Today Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Florida Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member. Open every day at 11, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com After Sundown...................................................................................................... big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports games. Centrally located on Via de off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-3660. Tradition since 1973. Home of the Original Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. First bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Somethings always shakin Monday half price BARE 10 a.m. til close; TX HoldEm & Trivia at 7 p.m., Check out the Gift Shop. Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renees Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.Ahoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach treasure. Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-shirt. Look for the Jolly Rogers A beach experience under the giant thatched roof. Open air bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane 190. Live music on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. terfront on Santa Rosa Sound. Located at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW Y ORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Aw ar d WinnerFlorida Trend Magazi ne Hall of Fa meBeef Backers Aw ar d Best St eaks in FloridaFlorida Mon thly Magazi ne Best Pub in FloridaFe atured on NBCs Today Sh ow and on T he Food Net wo rk Highly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AA A Tr av el Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: email@example.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM
PAGE 14 Island Times August 5, 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 gulfbluevacations.com Real Estate For Rent VIllas on the Gulf. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Gulf front condominium complex. $160,000. Garage, balcony, pool. MLS #462313 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850748-0865 Gulf Breeze Proper. This lovely remodeled Gulf Breeze home has it all! Cathedral ceiling family room and built in wet bar looks over expansive, lush backyard with gunite pool, tennis court, and Hotsprings Spa. The 30X30 detached heated and cooled garage/workshop with 1/2 bath could be converted to a guest/mother-in-law suite. 3207 SF; 4/4.5. $569,000. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-7480865 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 $890,000 Beauty on Bay Street. 3/4 3,097SF. 2759 Bay Street. Gulf Breeze. www.denrem.com. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $32,900. Gulf Breeze Lot .41 acre. Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem. com. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on Real Estate For Sale 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. Two bedroom two bathroom townhouse located one block from the beach. $169,000 Call Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Resort Realty 850-377-3145. Waterfront townhome located on Little Sabine, upgraded and has great views. $334,900 Call Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Resort Realty 850-377-3145. AUGUST 5: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 8: Craft Beer Fest, Gulfside Pavilion. Continues on Aug. 9 9: Pensacola Paracon. Fairgrounds. Also, on Aug 10 10: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. trigulfcoast.org 12: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 13: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 14: Sunset Tri, teammpi.com 15: AHERO. Thru August 17. Fishing aboard the Entertainer 17: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. trigulfcoast.org 18: First Day of School Pensacola Beach Elementary. Drivers Use Caution. 19: Hospitality Roundtable, Hilton, 11:30 am 19: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 21: Sunset Tri Relay, teammpi.com 22: Star Gaze, Ft. Pickens. Dusk. 23: Corn Hole Championship, Bamboo Willies. 24: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. trigulfcoast.org 24: UWF Freshmen Mixer, Park West, 11-3. 25: Fee Free Ft Pickens 26: Beach Chamber Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Hampton Inn. Business After Hours, 5:30 at The Grand Marlin. Island Times Dessert Contest, The Grand Marlin, 6 pm Volunteer Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. August 16, September 20, October 18. Bring your own towels. Prices start at $7. 5 North Q St, Pensacola, 32505. PensacolaHumane.org Pets Leashed pets are welcome along the bike path and in the 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. 26: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 27: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 28: Taste of the Beach Volunteer Meeting, 5:30 p.m. SRIA. TasteofPensacolaBeach.com 28: PB Optimist Club Chili Cook Off and First Responders Appreciation 6 p.m. 29: Jamaican Fest begins. Run Thru Labor Day. BambooWillies.com 30: Gulf Coast SummerFest Concert, ticketed, 3 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion 31: Anything That Floats and Bathtub Races, 2 p.m. Bamboo Willies SEPTEMBER 1: Labor Day. No School. 2: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 5: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. Also, Sept 6. 9: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 10: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 12: ShakerFest, Sandshaker. All weekend. Shaker Queen Coronation, Sunday, Sept. 14 13: Corvette Show, 9-2 Casino Beach 16: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.com 20: Taste of the Beach, Casino Beach, 11-4. No entry fee. See Celebrity Chef Carla Hall. TasteofPensacolaBeach.com. Also, Sept 21 NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________Island Times delivers Beach News in any way you choose to receive it available online and on your mobile device all the time at MyIslandTimes.com Send $32 to get yours by mail Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844Be 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. www.TasteofPensacolaBeach.com. 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