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Volume X, Number 9 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 19, 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 For The Love Of The Beach


PAGE 2 Island Times August 19, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Ambassadors Leave Impression On Beach Going Public Top photo taken by DJ Zemenick prior to the Beach Ambassadors program. Bottom photo taken after Beach Ambassadors began patrolling. Advocates Press For Fee SimpleGet Out To Vote


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 19, 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 Registration Day WED, AUG 27 850-934-5821 Registration Day Dancingly YoursJAZZ BALLET TUMBLING Its Time To Put Your Dancing Shoes On!TAP BATON HIP-HOP Monette HodgesThe Islander Newspaper August 10, 1990Last week I wrote a column about litter. This week I am writing a sequel based on comments Ive received. I dont notice a difference in the appearance of the Beach, but maybe the suggestion that all of us should pick up after those thoughtless junkies, the many beach litterers, will catch on, sooner or later. Liz, who jogs all over everywhere, brings me horror stories of trash on the street and along the roadside every night. Hardly a day goes by that she does not tell me about a toy tea cup, some twine, a few beer bottles and a hair spray can that have been lying at the corner of Maldonado and Avenida 14 for two months. I tell her to pick it up. She reminds me that she would have to take a truck with her to collect all the junk she sees on her nightly jogging expeditions. Seems like its either jog in the junk or pick up the trash. Not both. So much for the walker or the joggers. I guess it is not fair for us to ask them to be responsible for trash gathering. In response to the column, the Can Man dropped by to tell me that he can point out people at Casino Beach who litter the public beach every day. Every Single Day, the same people strew stuff all over the sand although the trash bags are just a short distance away. If the same people are littering the same stretch of sand every day, wouldnt it be within reason to assume that they could be apprehended and wouldnt it then be reasonable to assume that after a few $500 citations had been issued and collected that those offenders would manage to walk to the trash bags And, I received another totally valid comment from Papa Joe. He wants to know why every business on the Island has to rent a dumpster, but cleaning companies are allowed to throw a dozen or more bags of trash in front of a rental property on Saturday morning after check-out, and not have to haul this refuse away. The permanent residents, especially along Ariola Drive, have to suffer through most summer weekends with mountains of plastic bags lining their streets. By Monday, they have usually been attacked by animals who have dragged the contents into yards and the street. Papa Joe questions the reasoning behind a ruling that requires commercial leases to properly dispose of their trash while other Beach businesses leave their debris for the Santa Rosa Island Authoritys regular collection. If theres anything worse than writing one column about litter, its writing two on the disgusting subject. What is the have a solution, let us know. She has a tribe. She has a vibe. Shes been on televisions hit series The Voice, where she wowed Usher and Shakira. Shawna P will take the stage a Bamboo Willies at 8 p.m. Thursday, August 21, so youd better get ready. Prepare to be swept into the soul of her performance. Shes on stage with Adam Tyler Brown. Shawna P has a big voice; and she has the personality to match. She is as real as they come. She is The Queen of the EarthFunk Tribe, The Funk Preacha, Pure Mother Earth Energy. She calls her original blend of music EarthFunk Muzik and refers to her supporters as the EarthFunk Tribe. The best part about her is she never meets a stranger ever. She lights up a room with her song and her soul. Originally from Muscle Shoals, Shawna P spent 11 years in Nashville, where she shared the stage with great artists such as Kid Rock, Charlie Daniels, George Clinton, Big & Rich, Gretchen Wilson, James Otto, Scott Weiland of The Stone Temple Pilots, Donnie Van Zant and Robert Randolph. Shawna P Brings Funk To BeachUsher says her voice is like fine wine. Shakira says she is the perfect singer perfect pitch, perfect tone. Since appearing on NBCs The Voice, Shawna P has garnered praise from Rolling Stone magazine with this, Shawna P tion of Janis Joplin classic Piece of My Heart. Out to prove that its never too late to become what you are destined to be, Shawna P is revived and stronger than ever. Nowadays, she has her sights set on EarthFunking the world. And, Pensacola Beach funkaholics can tell you, Shawna P is all those things. Need to know Shawna P brings fans to their feet at BayFest. She will play on Pensacola Beach August 21. Volunteer Meeting Aug 25 5:30 PM SRIA Levin Rinke Resort Realty in association with the Pensacola Association of Realtors is in the middle of one of its many philanthropic events: The 2014 Manna Food Pantries Drive. We encourage everyone to come by and donate non-perishable food items. Lets help them restock their pantries, said Ben Davidson, marketing director at Levin Rinke Resort Realty. Bring donations to the Levin Island Resort, Beach Club, Emerald Isle or Tristan Towers between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. through August 31. Realtors Collect Food


PAGE 4 Island Times August 19, 2014 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ?PEOPLE Win a Custom Golf Cart Tickets $10 Drawing September 21need not be presentCall 850-932-6628 Beach Church Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Harbourtown #31Appointments: 850-261-567860 minutes (not a spa hour!) starting at $65 Multi therapist 850-261-5678GailAWalsh. MA#31796 MM#29635 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 BARStay and PlayReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Janiva Magness...Tues, Aug 19 at 6 PM Tips for Lucy...Fri, Aug 22 at 6 PM Whiskey Down...Sat, Aug 23 at 6 PM Dave Jordan...Sun, Aug 24 at 3 PM Monday Night Blues with John Hart... Mon, Aug 25 at 6 PM Dave Jordan...Tues, Aug 26 at 6 PM John Hart Band...Fri, Aug 29 at 6 PM Big Al and the Heavyweights... Sat, Aug 30 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Sun, Aug 31 at 3 PM John Hart... PM ON STAGE INNBig Bob Dority and Shirtless Kathy Christoff never carved up a frozen pond together, but they skating team. Their emails arrived at virtually the same time with the answer, the sport that uses a Choctaw Maneuver is figure skating. Big Bob learned to ice skate as a kid in Detroit. When he moved to Northern Kentucky at age 11, he found a few frozen ponds to pay hockey and slide around on. Kathy had grand memories of skating. I used to live across the street from a park in Syracuse that had a small lake in it. They would clear the snow in the winter with a horse and some kind of snow plow. Back in the dark was fun! For a beach newspaper, the Trivia Master has a lot of friends from up north. Jersey Girl Gwen Foster laughed as she explained how to complete a Closed Choctaw, but admitted she no longer can do it. She needs a win. Her Island Times shirt is in tatters. Shelby Smith knew her ice skating terms, too. But, never hit the ice. I loved roller skating as a kid when you could tighten your skates with a key! Sandi Johnson and Jean Luke conjured visions of sharp skates on sparkling ice rinks. They both sent correct answers. The Royal House of the Trivia Roundtable scoffed at the ease of this question. Sir Morrie Drees said he was not an ice skater but sport. With cold remembrances of Cleveland, Ohio, Duchess of the Dunes Joanne Brooks skated From the austere publisher of The Sandspur, Chuck Steele, Figure skating and Sumo wrestling. The Trivia Master had to grab hold of his mawashi to keep from laughing it off. So you think you are a sports buff, now? Try this Tub Trivia. What year were the Bath Tub two part question, so it requires two answers. Splash your way to the computer and shoot an answer to islandtimes@ Put trivia in the subject line and include your name and telephone number with your answer. The first person to send a correct answer will get an Island Times t-shirt. Good luck. Hurry, early deadline of Friday, August 22. Kathy Christoff, right, skating with her friend on Hiawatha Lake in Onondaga ParkIRONMANJeff Boulton went across the Pond and returned as an Ironman. The Krewe of St. Patrick member did not sport his kilt when he competed in the UK Ironman Triathlon July 20. He finished 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike leg him a little over 14 hours to complete. Boulton is a TriGulfCoast member. PIERS READYAccording to his mom, Angeli McMillan, Pier is amped up to tackle the Gulf Breeze Middle School seventh grade honors curriculum. Advanced Language Arts may be his favorite. HES MY BROLocal Realtor Dennis Remesch was showing his brother in August. They were soaking up some rays at the locals appreciation cookout at Casino Beach Bar and Grille. GAMBLING JEANVivian Dancer and Jean Curtis traveled to Atmore with one thing on their agenda winning. Those two Gambling Grannies raked in a bunch of money and headed back to the beach with their purses full of cash. Vivian and her husband Richard are the former owners of the Beach Laundry. Jean is a retired school teacher and long time volunteer at TEXT WALKERAlways busy, big time concert promoter Joe Lewis was on are in New York and Los Angeles, but he calls Pensacola home and brings his mom to the beach for vacation. He was texting a client while walking to the Shaker to meet some friends. While pausing to let a car pass, the multi-tasking Joe told Island Times he has a big announcement coming soon. PEACE PACEJacob Pace, son of Karen and Joe Pace, is back from Cameroon after doing his stint in the Peace Corps. He raised funds, resisted a robbery attempt and assisted a cocoa farming project. Check out his blog Santa Rosa Island Authority staffers bid a fond farewell to Frances Powell who retires after almost 22 years. Frances worked in the SRIA Finance Department.


PAGE 5 Island Times August 19, 2014 The United States Air Force presented the Santa Rosa Island Authority with an Air Force Recruiting Service Salute. Air Force Recruiters are present at the Pensacola Beach Air Show and the award acknowledges their appreciation. The award was made for the Authoritys continued outin this area for over two years. SRIA Director of Administration Robbie Schrock, left, and Executive Director Buck Lee, showed the plaque to Board members at the August 13 meeting. Full Board Discusses Old And New Visitors CentersThe pilings at the northern point of the Casino Beach parking lot will bear the weight of the new Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center, but the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board will wait until October to discuss what to do with the current building. SRIA Board Member Ed Guernsey, at the August 13 Full Board Meeting, wanted assurances that the new Visitors Center is being outfitted with the latest technology to increase the guests experience. I dont want to miss a great in that facility, said Guernsey. Executive Director Buck Lee told the Board that kiosks and oversized touch screens much like the Visit Pensacola Beach website will be in the Centers lobby for visitors to get information about everything from events to accommodations. He suggested that the disposition of the current Center, located in a triangular lot north of Boards October meeting agenda. You can lease, sell or tear down the building, said Lee. The value is in the location. There are a number of compliance issues that a new occupant would face but they are not insurmountable according to SRIA staff. The move should take place near the end of the year and Lee anticipates a Request for Proposal for the old Center could be issued near that time. The Board unanimously passed the Local Vendors Preference Policy to guide them in awarding large contracts. There are typically fewer than ten contracts that fall in the $25,000$49,000 category where staff seeks three bids without a formal quoting process. According to Board Attorney Mike Stebbins, the policy reflects the Boards intention that for non-competitive bids the staff seek local vendors,but they still have some discretion on which vendor best Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon requested that staff get all bids in writing, such as an email. In other business: Channel 3 News operates a Beach Cam from atop South Harbor Condominiums and received stations iconic seagull to Beach Lifeguard stand number 3. scaping and planting is complete on Fort Pickens Road and nearing completion at the eastern end of The Santa Rosa Island Auand a new sign to be installed in the near future. Escambia County deputies cracked down on drinking in the public parking lots leading to disruptive behavior. They made an unprecedented 16 arrests in one night. Gulf Coast SummerFest Concert ticket sales have reached $25,000. Promoters note that most fans will purchase tickets There is $105,000 due to the SRIA from the ticket sales. Escambia County donated $50,000 to pay for the staging and fencing at the August 30 event on Casino Beach. The trolley stop tiki covers treatment which will have to be re-applied in 2015. Road and parking lot resurfacing review is complete. and summer tourist season have delayed the start date. The budget is $350,000. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees meet Wednesday, August 27 at 5 p.m. at the boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public.


PAGE 6 Island Times August 19, 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 Soups to SaladsFresh Fish Tacos! Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors Mobile App: owned and operatedThe best thing about August is air conditioning. The next best thing is a highly coveted invitation to Jane Peadens SOB (Sisters of the Beach) Pool Party. It was a blast from the past with around thirty long-time SOBs. And with each of us bringing a special dish to share, there was enough food to feed a small third-world country. Imagine a perfect summer day with barely a cloud in the sky, an abundance of liquid libation, a table covered with delectable delicacies, plenty of shade provided by brightly colored umbrellas and sunlight dancing on a beautiful, cool pool dotted with the colorful array of swim suits and that, my friends, is one sweet day in a life thats good. I can hardly wait for next year! I may have my gambling fever after another trip to Biloxi with Christine Hewerdine. We stayed at the IP and had free tickets to see Kathleen Madigan, a stand-up comedian. Madigan was very entertaining and kept us laughing for about an hour and a half. We checked out of the IP on Sunday and moved to the Hard Rock Casino for the next two nights. We visited several of the casinos playing slot tournaments and hoping to hit the big jackpot. By the end, I was just trying to hang on to whatever pot I had left. The free rooms, food and worth the trip. The Hard Rock does have a special Elvis Tribute planned for the last weekend so we shall see if my fever is gone or if its just my money. Ive been too busy to spend much time in cyberspace lately, but I managed to have just enough to get caught in one of the internet scams. This particular scam is a sample of beauty products for skin care for the price of $1 each and shipping fees. You are guaranteed a 15 day free trial. I did read the small print and realized that the 15 day free trial actually begins the day you order the product, not the day you receive the out how you can sample the product before it arrives. However, I wrote down the appropriate date by which I had to cancel so I would not be charged again. When the products arrived, they were a full months supply and I had about 4 days left of the free trial. I called to cancel and was told that I had to return the unused remainder of the product or I would be charged to full price. Empty jars would not be acceptprint sent to me after ordering the FREE trial sample. I, of course, would be responsible for return shipping. I decided that I would unused (and unusable or saleable) portion of the products as ordered. So I took the two jars of beauty products and scooped out the inside of each into a zip-lock baggie which is now on the way back to its original owner. Hey they didnt say I had to return the jars now, did they? I sure would love to see the face of whoever receives that gooey package! Dont forget to inform your credit card company that you refuse to pay future charges. Its that special time of year that parents love and children hate. Summer ends and school getting new school clothes and all the required school supplies. Wow its amazing what kids need these days. I can remember when having a calculator was called cheating and now its on the required list. What will our children do when the power goes out? Im just glad to be a grandparent and not a parent of schoolage kids anymore. At least we get to be the good guys. Of course, summer doesnt actually end in August. We still have plenty of hot days full of sunshine left to come out and enjoy life in paradise. And fall doesnt begin until September; although we only know that because the calendar says so. Our sugar white sand and sea oats pretty much stay the same color year round. We have continued our strange weather pattern this year with some very unusual cooler temperatures during July. Im not complaining. Have you ever noticed during live coverage of storms, theres always more than one person with an umbrella thats turned inside out? Ive seen people hanging on to umbrellas that are literally shredded by the wind and rain but they never once let go. Bill and I were watching coverage of a storm somewhere in Asia some time ago. There was an entire city of people hanging on for dear life to broken umbrellas while struggling to get out of the rain. But no one ever let go. I love umbrellas but theyre not very useful during storms. I get soaked just trying to close the umbrella to get in the car; its nearly impossible. They are much more useful in a Second Line Parade than a storm. So if you buy one, pick a good color for Mardi Gras. Were half-way there. During our travels to Orange Beach this past June, I noticed a place called Bills by the Beach featuring a Turtle Bar. Interesting, huh? Sounds like it might be a nice road trip for a Girls Lunch. Even with the unusual weather, its still too hot to cook. This recipe doesnt require any cooking, so let the little ones help make it. They are more eager to taste and eat dishes they help create. I dont know about you, but I love having a helper in my kitchen. So, lets cook. or not Crab and Avocado Soup 3 avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and coarsely chopped 1 Cup unsweetened Coconut Milk Juice from 1 lime (or more to taste) Salt & pepper to taste lb. Lump Crabmeat 2 fresh chives, snipped In a food processer or blender, combine the avocados, coconut milk, lime juice and cup water and process to a smooth puree. Season to taste with salt, pepper and additional lime juice. Serve at once or refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for a chilled soup. Serve in individual bowls and garnish each with the crabmeat and a sprinkle of chives. Enjoy, dont forget to share and enjoy the beach! See ya in the kitchen.. Christine Hewerdine at Jane Peadens Pool Party


Island Times PAGE 7 August 19, 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 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 Paulo Coelho, in The Devil and Miss Prym, wrote When we least expect it, life gives us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. Its elementary to say that we are always involved in the process of changing. Each event has the potential of being a life changing experience. We change from babyhood to childhood; from childhood to youth; from youth to adult. We experience change when we move from nursery to kindergarten, to primary school, elementary school, high school, college, post college education; from being single to married; from childless to being parents; from civilian to military; from gainfully employed to retirement. If we are fortunate, each of those transitions offers us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change, and to become better people. Martha Beck, in an article Dealing With Lifes Changes, speaks of the four phases of human metamorphosis through which we go through as Dissolving, Imagining, Reforming and Flying. In Dissolving, we let go of those to a certain point; in Imaging, we cant force change and the changes may not be what we expected. In Reforming, we are motivated to take action; and in Flying, we have come into our new identity These experiences occur over and over again in our lives as we move from one plateau to another. If we are wise, we use to them benTheres an old story about two brothers who were likeable enough, but both had a bit of a wild streak in them. In fact, they became sheep thieves, stealing sheep from the local farmers. One day they were caught and as punishment, the people of the village decided to put a brand on their foreheads with the letters S.T., so people would know they were Sheep Thieves. One of the brothers couldnt face the embarrassment and ran off and was never heard from again. The other brother was so sorry for what he had done and he the villagers doubted his intentions, and had little, if anything, to do with him. But, he was determined to show the villagers that he was sincerely honest and wanted to reconstruct his reputation. Whenever there was a sick person, the brother was there to help out. Whenever there was a project in the community that needed to be done, the brother was there to help out. In time, he became an integral part of the community well-liked, respected, and a friend to all. Many years later, a traveler stopped at the caf in the community, and noticed the well-respected old man with the strange scars on his forehead sitting at another table. He noticed that everyone stopped by and said hello, and even the children came up to him to give him a big hug. The stranger called the caf owner over to his table and asked, What does that brand on his forehead stand for? The caf owner, about the same age as the sheep thief, thought for a moment and then said, It happened so long ago that I dont really remember. But I think it stands for Saint. Yes, life offers us challenges to test our courage and willingness to change, and to become better people. Again, if we do it right, we come into our new identity and The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary will host a Zensations sale, Monday and Tuesday, August 25-26 in the Resource Training Center just steps from the back cafeteria entrance on the hospital campus. Zensations items include Himalayan crystals, spa wraps, lotions and scrubs, Dead Sea products, candles, collegiate and pro sports team jerseys, tranquility fountains and sunglasses. The sale will be 7 a.m. until 5 at Gulf Breeze Hospital and the GBHA Scholarship Fund.Zensations Sale To


PAGE 8 Island Times August 19, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Pay It Forward is one of my favorite movies. For those of you who didn't see it or read the book, it is about a boy who launches a good-will movement as his project for social studies. Basically he believes that if every day one more person does a good deed then the world will become a better place. Now I did not actually see this movie when it was originally released in 2000, forward moment that year. The Kid was just two-andone-half years old and we had made the move from southern California to our next duty station in southern Maryland while the Colonel was still deployed over seas. I was driving along a rural, country road, checking out the sites, when a pick-up truck car rying objects de junque lost one of those trashy treasures and it punctured the sidewall of my tire. and I was stranded on the side of the road. Being a resourceful Marine Corps wife at the time, I whipped out my cell phone only to discover I had very little reception and basically no clue as to where I was. I was sketchy on the rural route number and had no idea the name of the little town I was in. As I contorted my body into all sorts of positions, trying to get at least two bars on my cell, I managed to get in touch with AAA only to tell them my problem and an approximation of my whereabouts. stranded on the road that goes from Leonardtown to St. Mary's City. Oh and I am across from a big farm with a white fence and dilapidated barn, I screamed between the AAA person asking if I was still there. Fairly certain that AAA wasn't coming and realizing I was stranded on borrowed time as the Kid would be waking up from his late afternoon nap at any moment and not happy to still be I could change the tire myself. I removed the jack and the tiny spare, and just as I was about to start cranking on the handle when a local stopped and helped me. He changed my tire and gave me directions to the nearest tire store. When I offered to give him money, he wouldn't take it. He simply said, I have a wife and a baby. I would like to think if they were stranded on the side of the road, someone would stop and help them. Just pay it forward. Words to live by. Just pay it forward. So the other night while the Kid, Pete the Dog, and I were out for our late afternoon walk, we came upon a tourist family whose minivan was stuck in the sand. Not just kind of stuck, but the front of their minivan was buried. As the mom desperately tried to dig out and their young son played in the sand nearby, the dad was attempting to call a tow truck driver. With a very thick Asian accent, he asked me the name of the street and after a couple of just handed me the phone. I explained to him that I couldn't pull them out because I drive a Prius -let's be honest, I am the Lizzard's Tongue, not Lizard Lick Towing -but I would get them help. Soon my neighbors Amy and Jennifer came running by and offered to do whatever they could. They had a Jeep and thought they could get a strap from a neighbor. So as they ran back home, literally, I noticed a rental house up trucks, SUVs and Jeeps. Each with a Louisiana license plate. I asked if anyone would be willing to help out and before I knew it, cocktail hour was postponed and a few good hearted Orleanians were coming to the rescue of a Texan family by way of China. True to their word, Amy and Jennifer showed up with a huge tow strap and my Who Dat friends back struts of the minivan so there would be no damage. As the Jeep began to pull, nothing happened. The van didn't budge. By now a small crowd had converged on the scene. Amy suggested that if we pushed while the Jeep pulled, maybe that would work. So with a lot of person power pushing on the hood plus the Jeep pulling for all it was worth,the minivan and ways. There was much hugging and thanking. I could see and feel the relief on the mom's face. As I walked back to the house, the Asian gentleman rolled down his window and with a big wave and smile said, I love Pensacola Beach. I'll be back and I promise not to get stuck. Thank you. Thank you. It was then I realized, though it may have taken me 14 years, I family with a small child who wasn't quite sure of their actual location. I had truly paid it for ward. Until next time... Early Special Edition Island Times Aug 28Reserve your ad space today Deadline Aug. 22


PAGE 9 Island Times August 19, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at Panoramic Gulf and Sound views from HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL Friends and family joined longtime Beach resident Bill Griffith to celebrate his eighty-ninth birthday August 8 in his Villa Sabine home. Caretaker Louise Parsons, left, and Lila Cox joined in the festivities. After retirement, Bill served as a Santa Rosa Island Authority Board member.


PAGE 10 Island Times August 19, 2014 PENSACOLA BEACH August SpecialGorgeous Sound Views, Open 3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath Floor Plan, Tropical Rear Yard, Perfect Permanent or Vacation Rental Home. Mike Thiel 850-304-6084 for Info and to See 1591 Via de Luna 850-932-5376 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Trivia Darts Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Half Mile Grill at Bonifay Water SportsOpen daily Noon to 5 weather permitting Hamburgers Hot Dogs Quesadillas Nachos & more !waterfront snack bar handmade never tasted so good! 460 Pensacola Beach Blvd Across from the toll booth 850-932-0633Be a Taste of the Beach insider by volunteering during the festival! We need your help to make what is shaping up to be the biggest Taste of the Beach festival yet, said Nicole Stacey, President of the Pensacola Beach Chamber. We have a variety of positions open from set up to helping with Coolinary Kids Cooking Class. Our volunteers are a key ingredient in our success. Taste of the Beach, which Volunteers Key Ingredient In Beach Festival Successfeatures Celebrity Chef Carla Hall, is Saturday and Sunday, September 20-21 at Casino Beach. The volunteer meeting will outline the activities and opportunities where you can be part of the action and will be Monday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m. in the SRIA Board Room on Pensacola Beach. For questions, please call 850-932-1500 or email info@ Pool Partying Gloria Skaggs, left, and her granddaughter Terese The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension and Naturally EscaRosa are pleased to announce that the 2014 Gulf Coast Agritourism & Ecotourism Business Development Conference will be held at Adventures Unlimited in Milton, Florida November 5-6. The conference will be an exciting blend of informational sessions, hands on activities, and an opportunity to explore local Agritourism and Ecotourism businesses. Who should come to the conference? Any agriculture (U-pick operations, fresh produce markets, corn mazes, pumpkin patches ) or ecological (paddling, ness owner or those considering similar business startups. This conference is being sponsored by Naturally EscaRosa and $25 will reserve your spot today. The conference will include a two night stay at Adventures Unlimited, all meals, the zip lining and paddling adventures, agritourism farm tour, and all educational sessions. Find out more at and Register online at Opens For Ecotourism ConferenceThe Anything That Floats and Bath Tub Races are set for Sunday, August 31 at Bamboo Willies. Registration opens at noon. Entry fee, which is donated to the Beach Chamber, is $30 per two person team. Call 850-932-1500 for more information. Splash and Thrash at Bath Tub RacesCurtain Call Productions The First 3 Years debuts at Pensacola Little Theatre this month. Performances will run August 22-24 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performance at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $17 for Caf Seating and $10 for General Admission. The story features Patrick and Laura Winkles with Music Direction by Dr. Joel Mixon. Call your seats, 850-432-2042, or visit www. Theater Debuts First Three Years


PAGE 11 Island Times August 19, 2014 1591 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Direct line: 850-382-6381 Office:850-932-5376 Looking for the most income, fewest problems? Purchasing a rental or selling your property? Call Sherry at RMI Pensacola Beachs Real Estate & Rental Headquarters serving the area for 51 years!Sherry SellersOwners...Want Results? The wind billowed the sails and the lady skippers shouted encouragement to their all-female crews at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Clubs Race for the Roses, August 2. Atlantic Union captained by Rachael Gillette took home the first place trophy in the Spinnaker Course Class A and also won the Gulf Yachting Associations Womens Championship. Longtime Race for the Roses competitors Julie Connerley captaining White Shell Woman, and Kim Kaminski aboard Helldiver, were on the course, as usual. The regatta weekend was host to multiple womens sailing events. The results follow: Spinnaker Course Class A 1. Atlantic Union, Capt. Rachael Gillette 2. Cherry Baby, Capt. Nancy Marshall 3. Pink Meenie Genoa Course Class B 1. Shaman, Capt. Lisa Williams 2. Jes B-n Me, Capt. Belinda Gobeli 3. Barefoot in Paradise Hobie Waves Class C 1. Andrea Pedersen 2. Kathleen Bush 3. Melissa Spann GYA Women's Championship: Atlantic Union Amanda Werner Spirit of Sailing Award: Barefoot in ParadiseLady Racers Sailed For The RosesSpins, Genoas, Hobies Filled Local Waters Perseverance Award: Kellie Woods sailing a Hobie Wave Ladies Trilogy Series Award: Hot Chocolate, Capt. Debbie Grimm The Race for the Roses is hosted by the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. WAITING ON THE WIND Hobie Wave Class sailors prepped their boats behind Key Sailing, Sunday, August 3. Seventh grader Jordyn Woods, left, sailed with her mom Kelly. They were challenged by (L to R) Andrea Pedersen, Kathleen Bush and Melissa Spann. The Hobie Wave Class competed Sunday, August 3 in Santa Rosa Sound. Four boats raced with both experienced and rookie skippers. Andrea Pedersen


Island Times August 19, 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 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 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 Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Barr 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Burnout? Let a professional help!The last two weeks have been very busy. Sea turtles continue to come ashore to nest and now we begin monitoring the early nests which have begun to hatch. This is the time of year when sea turtle patrollers burn candles at both ends, but we gladly take our reward in the form of successful hatches. Luckily, the Beach Ambassador program kicked off August 1 on Pensacola Beach. The program was especially good news for sea turtle patrollers since it started only days before the first nest on Pensacola Beach hatched. It is very gratifying to see some of the changes that are a result of this program. [For more information on the Beach Ambassador program, check out page 2.] Most people who are approached by Beach Ambassadors are understanding and want to be helpful by removing items from the beach as they leave, but there are some who can be unpleasant and unwilling to leave only their footprints behind. Since I volunteered to be a Beach Ambassador myself, I realized that I had to choose between letting those few people discourage me or be grateful for those who wanted to help. Just days after the Beach Ambassador program started, I met two young girls whose passion made a big impact on me. I had returned home from a sea turtle patrol one morning when I received a call from Beverly McCay, the Manager of Holiday Inn Express. A lady and her two daughters staying at the hotel thought they had spotted sea turtle tracks. The only sea turtles which come ashore are females looking for a place to nest, so I drove to the Holiday Inn Express to check the situation. It was a surprise to hear someone spotted sea turtle tracks and a nest. Generally if there are beachgoers near a crawl, I point out the tracks to see how big their eyes get! People are amazed to discover sea turtle tracks resemble those of heavy equipment tires. But this time it was my eyes that got big when I realized the young ladies who thought they spotted tracks were Julia Reven, 9, and her twelve-year-old sister Grace, visiting from a town near Chicago, Illinois, with their mom Connie. I was impressed that Julia and Grace, both of whom were shy, pretty and intelligent, displayed an amazing understanding of sea turtles, even to the point of thinking the crawl could be that of a Kemps Ridley. Kemps Ridleys are the smallest and most critically endangered of all sea turtles. And, unlike the Loggerhead and Green sea turtles which most often nest here, Kemps Ridleys are daytime nesters whose tracks and nests can be difficult to spot. The girls pointed out a small track which did indeed look like a possible Kemps, but it was weathered by heavy rain the night before and in an area with a lot of foot traffic. I then called Bio-tech Rebecca Carruth who arrived and began to dig for a possible nest while I took photos, then joined her in digging. Unfortunately we were unable to locate eggs, so we may never know for sure if it was really a nest or a false crawl, unless and until we see tiny Kempys marching across the sand to the Gulf in a couple of months. I, for one, will be keeping close tabs! My heart was saddened to learn that one of the girls sometimes has trouble sleeping because she is so worried about the environment and endangered species. To hear young girls shouldering concern about our environment made me realize how important it is to keep focus on those who care. No child should worry whether she will always be able to come here and see dolphin jumping in the Gulf or sea turtle nests dotting the beach. It is our responsibility to protect the future for our children and let them see how our actions are little ripples which spread out and influence those around us. I will to do my best to keep our beach preserved for Julia, Grace, and each person who calls this island their hearthome. Lets work together and make sure the ripples of conservation continue to spread. Until next time, Lights Out! Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of August 12, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 14 Pensacola Beach 11 Ft. Pickens GINS 7 Santa Rosa GINS 11 ~ ~ ~ Hatchling Count 630


Island Times PAGE 13 August 19, 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 August 19, 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 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. 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 19: Hospitality Roundtable, Hilton, 11:30 am 19: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 21: Sunset Tri Relay, 21: Beach Church Bingo. Open to public. 21: ShawnaP Concert. 8 pm Bamboo Willies. 22: Early Deadline, Island Times Special Labor Day Weekend edition. 22: Star Gaze, Ft. Pickens. Dusk. 23: Corn Hole Championship, Bamboo Willies. 24: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 24: UWF Freshmen Mixer, Park West, 11-3. 25: Fee Free Ft Pickens 25: Taste of the Beach Volunteer Meeting, SRIA boardroom, 5:30 p.m. 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 26: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 27: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 28: PB Optimist Club Chili Cook Off and First Responders Appreciation 6 p.m. 29: Jamaican Fest begins. Run Thru Labor Day. 30: Gulf Coast SummerFest Concert, ticketed, 3 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion 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. 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. 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 5: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. Also, Sept 6. 9: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 10: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 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 20: Taste of the Beach, Casino Beach, 11-4. No entry fee. See Celebrity Chef Carla Hall. Also, Sept 21 21: Members Only Triathlon, 6 am. 21: Taste of the Beach, Casino Beach, 11-4. 23: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 24: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 27: Brawl on the Beach Crossfit Contest, Casino Beach, 12-5. 27: Fee Free Ft. Pickens 30: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 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 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. Are you looking for an interesting souvenir or just the right finishing touch to your condo or beach house? We have antiques, collectibles, furniture, art, glassware, dishes, lamps and more. Pensacolas oldest name in retail. We have been downtown since 1910. Reynaulds, 36 E. Garden St. Call for easy directions from the Beach. 850-438-1628. For Sale


Island Times PAGE 15 August 19, 2014 Seeing Stars ... this weeks horoscopes Sunrise and Sunset with Safari-SuBy Susan Haselton-Barr 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 Burger of the Month The Laborer... to honor hard workers everywhere quarter pounder w/avocado, bacon, mozzarella cheese and mango chutney. $10 except on Labor Day...only $8 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 Tickets $10 Drawing September 21need not be presentCall 850-932-6628 Beach ChurchWin a Custom Golf Cart 850-982-8300 Dione DunnRealtor 301 Avenida 13 $495,000 MLS#465272 I 850-293-9321 Nan HarperOwner/Associate 301 Avenida 13 $495,000 MLS#465272 Build Your Dream Home with Unobstructed Gulf Views on this Gulf Side Residential Lot. Lowest Price on a Gulf Side Lot. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Despite your Aries penchant for wanting to tackle a problem head-on, you might want to take a little more time to see how a current situation develops. It could surprise you. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Taking on the role of peacemaker in a disruptive environment is a challenge. But you can do it. Just continue to have the same faith in yourself that so many others have in you. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although your work schedule keeps you busy, you should make time to start preparing for that important upcoming family event you'll want to celebrate in a special way. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Home is where the Moon Child wants to be early in the week. But by week's end, a chance to travel raises her or his excitement level, and that of the lucky person who gets to go along. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to be a copycat when dealing with someone who uses unfair or even unkind methods to reach a goal. As always, do the right thing the right way, and you'll win in the end. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An offer could have many good things attached to glance, including a chance to move into another career area. You might want to check out its possibilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) With responsibilities surging both in the workplace and in the home, it's important to prioritize how you deal with them. Be patient. Pressures will begin to ease starting early next week. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A positive reaction to a suggestion could indicate that you're on track for getting your message to the right people. Devote the weekend to catching up with the special people in your life. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new attitude from those in charge could make can accept the changes without feeling as if you're being pressured into doing so. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family matters once again dominate much of the week. But don't neglect your workplace duties while you deal with them. An offer to help could come from a surprising source. AQUARIUS (January 20 to place situation begins to ease, but there still are matters that need to be dealt with before it's fully resolved. There's also a more positive turn in domestic relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Don't let yourself be rushed into making a decision rangement. Asking questions and checking it out now could pay off in a big way later on. Jambo (Hello everybody) Today I am totally lacking the zippitty part of my Do Dah Day. My zippity returns when the image of a new friend explodes in my mind. Margie Stone may be familiar to the Island Times readers. She was honored at the Blue Angels wives Luncheon at Crabs July 10. Stone served during WWII in the Waves. I met this incredmy Daughters of the American Revolution meeting. I had arrived early and was setting up those long heavy tables. In bounced Margie and started lifting the other end of the tables to help me. I suggested I could get someone else to help, thinking these tables were too heavy for her to lift. Big mistake, Margie promptly told me Note to self. I think Margie is in better shape than I am in. Over the last two years I have had the privilege and pleasure to know this humble woman even better. Coincidence was our common friend. I would look up at the airport and Margie would be sitting in the next row. You get the picture. As I probed into her history, with great reluctance Stone started revealing her impressive accomplishments. I think I am still scratching the surface. Margie served in WWII, ran in lots of 5K races, but currently competitive swimming is her new passion. I assumed Margie was in her early 80s, until I found out last year she was celebrating her ninetieth birthday. Her passion for our country was evident with her latest feat. Margie swims for the Gulf Coast Pirate Swimmers. Last week Margie competed in the World Championships in Montreal, Canada. She told me she was determined to win for America. Well, she did better than that, not only did Margie win; she broke the world record for the 100 yard breaststroke in her age category. I personally need to internalize this inspirational attitude. If I could bottle her energy and passion, I would be a millionaire! So do you want to improve your mood to match this winner? One suggestion is to simply drink more water. Reports found that people who were dehydrated felt tense, sad and more irritable than those who drank plenty of water. Divide your weight by two, and that is the number of ounces of water you need. Drinking water could change that cranky, crabby cakes attitude and will make you feel better. Margie Stone is a modest and honorable woman. Never one to boast about her accomplishments which are many. She is the calming center of my current universe. Five Stars for this role model. We all have a sense of mortality, as well as the urge to go on living as powerfully as we can for as long as we can. I am going to put the Zippity back into my Do Dah Day! Quaharini (Until we meet again.)


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PAGE 17 Island Times August 19, 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 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal 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 MuseumQ: How Did My Computer Files Suddenly Become Encrypted? A: It sounds like your computer was attacked by the CryptoWall virus. The virus program may have been downloaded as an attachment to an email that you received. In previous instances, that is what I found to be the source of the problem. A good anti-virus program that scans your email as it is delivered should stop the virus before it damages When the virus attacks your computer, it begins to encrypt crypted files can no longer be opened. If you encrypt your own them on the computer where they are currently located. The you move them to a different computer. But when this virus key is hidden from you. Once the virus has damaged your files, you will see instructions from the hacker who originated the virus. Those instructions are in the form of links to websites and a document that gives you the steps for recovermotivated, the hacker wants you to pay $500 to him within 24 hours. The instruction says that, if you do not pay within that time period, the cost will be doubled to $1,000. He says that, after payment is received, he will send the encryption code to you so that you That solution would result in you having less money in still couldnt be opened. So, it is a serious problem if you have recently. In a business situation that I been backed up to an external hard drive. The bad news is that the device was still connected to the computer, so the virus encrypted that data too. I was able to restore the entire computer to an earlier date (a day before the virus attack). Then I could see some previous versions of the users data, recovering enough of it that he could survive the attack. To protect yourself from such an event, use good virus protection, keep current backups, and disconnect the backup disk from your computer after the backup This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or at 850-206-3156. Pensacolas Paracon attracted stars from stage and screen, August 9-10 at the Fairgrounds. Actress Robin Shelby, left, who played Slimer in 1980s Ghosterbuster movies, and Oliver Robins, right, whose credits include Poltergeist II and Airplane II, were among the stars who were available to fans for a close up Meet and Greet session.


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