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Volume X, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 29, 2014 Island Times Volume IX, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 3, 2013Bizarre Star Andrew Zimmern Comes To The BeachThe Pensacola Beach Chamber has a recipe for success using star power and culinary talents to amp up the Sixth Annual Taste of the Beach, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at Casino Beach. Andrew Zimmern, center, is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. Hes the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channels hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmerns Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America. Zimmern will be at Taste of the Beach Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The festival, which showcases Pensacola Beachs restaurants includes a dessert contest. Chef John Flaningam of Crabs, top delight young guests. Pensacola Beach resident Laken Harvey, top right, has been to Taste of the Beach every year. Look for her in the Mermaid Parade on Sunday and the Hula Hoop contest in the Childrens Area. Rev up your engines! George Smith and his brother-in-law Mike Cook, bottom right, proudly mug the camera next to Smiths entry in the Lifes A Vette on the Beach car show. The show is Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m. The Sauce Boss lays down some serious blues on the Gulfside Pavilion stage, bottom left. He sings and cooks a giant pot of gumbo. It delicious entertainment. The full list of ingredients for the two day buffet of fun is on Page 2 and in Tasty Times, a special four page festival, pull-out section. Look Inside forTasty TimesSpecial Section Paddlers Prep For Bath Tub BattlesBamboo Willies Hosts Bath Tub Races And Anything That Floats To Bene t Beach ChamberTwo time defending Bath Tub Race Champion Harry Boog Newkirk, left, and his strong-armed sidekick Sammy Nored prepare for the starters signal to begin racing. The Anything That Floats and Bath Tub Races are just part of the fun during Jamaican Fest, August 29-31 on Pensacola Beach. Are you ready to de-throne the Champ? Turn to Page 2 for more.


PAGE 2 Island Times August 29, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With Floating Tubs, Island Vibes Island Times vitex rotundifolia Vitex growing in the right-of-way on Via de Luna on the east end of the islandGolf Cart Drawing Rolls Into Final Weeks


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 29, 2014 Our latitude will change your attitude Wings Burgers Seafood RibsOPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AMLunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL!1010 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola Beach 932-4139 www.peglegpetes.comRaw Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY at 11am Waterfront Dining Oyster Bar Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 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 September 28, 1990 The Islander Newspaper If you ever wonder why so many restrictions are placed in political campaigns, you may never have witnessed an election in a country town in Louisiana back in the 1950s. I am reminded of the experience every election newspaper job at the Franklin Sun, a bi-weekly and got my feet wet as a journalist during election year under the tutelage of a young editor who had just graduated from LSU, a managing editor who was a World War II veteran, and a non-working, hard drinking publisher, who had been a PR man in Washington, DC. The little north Louisiana community was a page straight out of a Tennessee Williams novel. Wealthy planters and a few successful business owners ran the parish, where most of the population consisted of impoverished cotton farmers. They secured bank loans every spring to cover their planting expenses, and paid them back after the cotton was picked in the fall. They lived on the meager remaining profit, and trudged through the same dreary cycle year after year. During the early fall of election year the candidates would take to the backwoods of the parish, armed with campaign literature and pint bottles of whiskey. They would extract voting promises from the rural dwellers who accepted their offerings. And, on Election Day, the candidates would all hover around the polling places, making sure the recipients of the campaign literature were on hand to vote for them as promised. No one owned a television set in that town in those days and not everyone had a radio. So, focal point to produce the election returns. The publisher and editors set up a huge chalkboard on the back of a pickup truck in People poured into town from everywhere. And every time, a batch of returns came in, the information would be brought by messenger to the truck. We would record the changes and listen to people groan or cheer as the evening wore on. And it did wear on into the late, late night. The candidates would mill around the truck waiting for their chance to declare victory or to concede defeat. When the results were finally tallied, we returned to the office to write our stories so they would be ready for the Thursday edition. The Publisher never showed up at all the next day, but the rest of us were back at our desks, pounding out copy on such earth-shattering events as church socials and deer hunting trips. Shopkeepers gathered as usual at the Coffee Shop, and talked about how bad business was although they expected sales to pick up since it was getting close to Christmas. The election, just over, brought no surprises. No one said much about the victors or the dubious path they had trod to win their votes. The day after was business as usual. That is my memory of the active participant. When I see all the stringent restrictions that encircle political candidates today, I always surmise that the authors of these rules must have been involved in the election in rural Louisiana many years ago. This year, the decision to vote to make the beach a better place is yours alone. When you go to the polls, November 6, 1990, no one can strip you of your right to secrecy, another American freedom, which is now guaranteed to every voter. Remembering Molly ~ October 31, 1936 August 15, 2014 The impressive wooden doors of the Gulf Breeze Methodist Church parted and the mournful strains of bagpipe music pierced the heavy air. Hundreds slowly out of the Church, August 19, after the Celebration of her Life. Molly McGuire Martin passed away August 15. She leaves behind the love of her life, her husband McGuire. He wanted all to know that his dear Molly died of broken heart syndrome after attending their grandsons funeral. She loved with all her heart their eight children, twentyfour grandchildren, eight greatgrandchildren along with her sisters, nieces and nephews. Molly had star-like qualities. She could light up a room, her eyes twinkled. She was romantic and possessed a beautiful warm spirit that she shared with everyone. She was a restaurateur, entertainer, a Glamorous Grandmother and even a Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras Queen. She had style, presence and was delightfully funny. She would arrive at the annual Krewe of Wrecks Queens Dinner, dressed to the nines, with a dented and slightly bent engraved chamher krewe in 1984. When it was suggested that it could be repaired or replaced, Molly said she would not trade it for the world. Molly sang from her heart and you might be unexpectedly serenaded. She recorded albums, but was as likely to sing Little Annie Rooney or Elton Johns I Guess Thats Why They Call It the Blues. She had the stage presence of a Hollywood star and the personal touch of a best friend. Molly would speak to ten thousand runners at a St. Patricks Day party like each was her friend, and indeed they probably were. Her legacy is her amazing grace and beautiful spirit. Memories will remain. Her song never fades. Prior to her death Molly gathered her family and sang, Blest Be The Tie That Binds. Blest be Molly. Molly McGuire Molly at the 2013 Krewe of Wrecks Queens Dinner


PAGE 4 Island Times August 29, 2014 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ?PEOPLE 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 BAR Stay and Play Reservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound 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 Cedric Burnside... PM Whiskey Down... PM Bryan Lee... PM Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes... PM John Hart... PM Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes... PM Ed Anderson... PM The Last Straw... PM The Nace Brothers... PM The Nace Brothers... PM ON STAGE INN Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Oct 2-5SHE HAS HISTORYBeach Realtor and resident Nan Harper can tell it like it is. She has volunteered to be the Retro historic tours of Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens. RUNNING AGROUNDA would be thief stole Susie and Mike Mardis wave runner from their Sabine Bayfront condo and attempted to take it to the near the Sheriffs substation. from Susie. WEDDING BELLSRenee Mack says its time splits her time between Pensacola affair in October. JOYFUL NOISE Karen Jurkowich has the Joy Smooch Studdard will perform a duet which promises to make your Christmas spirit soar. THATS DEBATABLE Harry Hewson and Sophie Kline. Anns Church. Its a fundraiser costumed trivia team. ~ SYMPATHIES ~ Gray disease. Her husband Ron was at her side. She is also survived by Service at the Beach Church will The Celebration of Life will be at Guerra businessman and real estate developer. He and his wife June owned Jubilee and Captn Fun on Pensacola Beach. Mike leaves nephews. Mike was laid to rest at Barrancas National Cemetery. Simmons and family in the loss of his wife Sharon Kaye Simmons. Sharon Arkansas. They kept up with all Island Times. Memorials may be sent to The The Trivia Master did a Two savvy trivia players with correct sailed into the inbox. Brooks off of her stately throne a reliable source. it was hosted at Shelter Cove Marina which is near the Oyster font of Pensacola Beach historic They were held at the west The Trivia Master likes the nuances of trivia and will accept both of these answers. The Jaycees ran the Bath Tub Races on Pensacola Beach at what describes as Fort Pickens was the ter from metal bath tubs launched into the Sound shortly thereafter. There were mens and womens Spectators were sunburned. Lots of beer was served. It was an table and community support for decades. The races sputtered after the Jaycees dissolved. Now the event is hosted the Jamaican Festival. The tubs so they added a homemade That Floats. Some sink. Theres ceeds are donated to the Beach Chamber. Island Times trivia shirts. They should team up to the South Island Branch open? them ies. If no one sends the correct they shirts. The first person to email with have an Island Times their very own. Please include your name and phone number and send your answer prior to


PAGE 5 Island Times August 29, 2014 ShakerFest Toasts Ten Years Festivals and Events Celebrity Chef Top Ingredient At Taste Of The Beach Island Times


PAGE 6 Island Times August 29, 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 operatedI am so loving all those pictures of our precious little ones school. Their exuberant faces that parents are missing from the photos. Thats because their although sometimes the opposite ing so earn their value as a contributing member. Be consistent. for fear Ill never get another onto the entertainment center, the iron. Just perfect. cool picture on the cover of IT! tine beaches remain so. the late Jane Waters. Its not just of the same concerns that threatalso suffer enormous time constraints. That means I no longer ever after be on time. For apminutes from the time Im given. 1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) butter 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 eggs 1/2 cup half and half or whole milk 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips sugar in the raw, for topping clinging to it (a little chocolate is


Island Times PAGE 7 August 29, 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 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 Labor Day is the last major holiday of the summer and it gives us an opportunity to pay tribute to those who have been a part of the labor force that has helped in the development of our country. In a very small way, I was a part of that force. I grew up on my grandfathers farm in rural Illinois, and remember getting up early in the morning, before going to school, to milk the cows; and then to do the same thing in the evening. I learned to drive the tractor by the time I was thirteen, and worked hard at making straight furrows. I helped to shock wheat when it was wheat harvesting time; hoed rows of corn, loaded manure on the spreader and spread it on the school, I worked in a railroad yard driving S pieces of metal into the ends of the wooden railroad ties; then worked at Caterpillar Tractor Company, in East Peoria, in the heat treat department, pushing tractor hubs into the hot furnaces (1800 degrees?) and then pulling them out when and during the summer worked for a road paving company, and stood on the back of trucks carrying gallons and gallons of hot tar and turned on the spigot to put tar on the rural roads. I was determined that I did not want to do that kind of work all my life, and so continued my educational college, and then on to seminary and earned a Master of Divinity degree, and eventually a Doctor of Ministry degree. Studying was much more enjoyable than the hard work to which I had been accustomed. of the hard work that goes on in our society to make our kind of life possible. Without the hard, and sometimes tedious, work we would not have the kinds of lives we have today. So, this is a shout out to all those involved in the work force of our country. Hats off to you! I hope you feel the gratitude to which you are entitled!The Merry Mermaids have been shakin dice for seventeen years. The friends gather for Bunco at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge, some glam up with red hats and purple dresses. Celebrating at the Merry Mermaid Anniversary Luncheon are seated/kneeling (L to R): Sherry Sellers, Joe Cobia, Sharon Burnside, Charlene DAngelo, Sue Bernard, Norma Dodge, Wendy Brandon, MaryAnn Davis and Shirley Blake. Standing (L to R): Lisa Cook, Sherry Van Dyk, Christine Nichols, Lee Springer, Loretta Browder, Amy Depew, Liz Glakin, Chris Hill, Gloria Skaggs, Linda Bacor, Deanne Richardson, Liz DAngelo, Sandy Watkins, Joye Braden, Shirley Hart and Helen Yates. Mermaids not present: Karen Clay, Jan Bare, Annie Chavis, Sue Christian, Diane Gagnon, Pam Jewell, Patsey Ledford, Mary Pearson, Page Sternung and Maggie Thompson.


PAGE 8 Island Times August 29, 2014 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Trivia Darts Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 TEN BIG ONESWhen Levin Rinke Realtor Gary Michaels realized that his colleague Jeremy Johnson had closed $10 million in sales, he decided it was time for a party. Teri Levin, Robert and Abby Rinke, Mark Lee, Cherry Fitch, Michaels and the Levin Rinke Realty Team orchestrated a huge surprise party, August 15 at Levins Muscogee Wharf home. Johnson, who is the Levin Rinke Sales Manager, has been in Realtor for nine years. HOW SWEETIsland Times empaneled an impressive group of dessert contest judges for the preliminary round of the How Sweet IT Is dessert contest, August 26. Becky Elbert Collins who creates cupcakes, Island Times gossip and food columnist Kathi Lewis, Gulf Breeze Hospital Vet Dr. Tim Gossman, Foodie and FlyBoy Jim Knell, Surfside Property Management Companys Steve Picker and Pensacola Beach Junior Optimist Club President Brianna Dizon. Since one of the categories is cookies, who better to judge compete Saturday, September 20 at Taste of the Beach. OH BUBBAKaren Harrell said the Beaches To Woodlands Tour is thrilled to announce The Sweet Season Farm Corn Maze honors Bubba Watson, two time Masters tournament champion. The Golf Champ is from Santa Rosa County. The Tour is in its eleventh year and has a jam packed schedule of events. For more, go online to BIKERSBeach residents and businesses know the wonderful combination of salt, wind and sand draws visitors to the island. The combination is disastrous for BusinessBuzz awnings, sculptures, cars, bikes and rakes. Saltwater Rick Uzdevenes wants to revive the tribute to all things rusty with a Rusty Bike gathering during October. Dont polish a thing until you learn more in the next edition of Island Times. ARE YOU SCHER?Justin Scher emerged as the winner of the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Player of the Month for July. It was no easy feat. There among Tex Atkinson, Angela Weatherford, Jamie Holser, Ted Gorder and Scher. Look for Scher to be a contender in the Texas Hold Em 4444 Funs Celebration 4444 Education, October 18 at Castaways, at 2 p.m. LIGHT IT UPToo early to think about Deber. As soon as the Taste of the Beach (Sept. 20-21) and the Art and Wine Festival (Oct. 19) are complete, the Board puts on their Santa hats. The Board encourages Beach businesses to think about decorations and lights for Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit. The Lighted Boat Parade is set for Saturday, December 6. Organizers have proposed a winter Parade will be Sunday, December 7 at 2 p.m. JOE KNOWSPeggy Henshall depends on her computer to tell her Cajun Stitchery machines, Boudreaux and Clotilde what to embroider. When the computer crashed, the business screeched to a halt. Stukey Computers saved the day. Peggy shared this, The only things that I keep on the C drive and documents. Files and documents are kept on an external hard from now on. The western tip of Santa Rosa Island is home to Fort Pickens, the Civil War era fort, which is part of the Gulf Islands been to the Fort recently, theres a ranger guided tour Sunday, August 31 at 2 p.m. The tour is 45 minutes in length and dress appropriately for weather and walking. The Visitors Center is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for additional information. Follow the rules when you visit, including the latest directive from Superintendent Dan Brown which bans the use of drones within the Seashore. Their use has resulted in noise and nuisance complaints from park visitors, park visitor safety concerns, and harassment of park wildlife, according to Brown, thus the ban. For more information about the Seashore and Fort Pickens, log on to or call 850-934-2600.Tour The Fort, Follow The Rules


PAGE 9 Island Times August 29, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at Rare end unit in Lago Bonito Townhomes. 2BR/2BA 1056 SF. Gulf view from upstairs bedroom. Short walk to gulf and sound. MLS #464233 $180,000 Pensacola Beach Elementary School Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer Neal submitted this photo from the first week of classes. Her students, or friends as she calls them, are the Stars of the Show. They include: Rachel Roscovius, Suri Amjad, Taran Bharadhwaj and Jack Cerone.Hospital Hosts One Stop ShoppingGulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary will host One Stop Shopping, Monday, September 8, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Resource Training Center on the hospital campus, just steps from the back cafeteria entrance. Included in this first time event are three themed areas: Heart and Home decor products, $10 and Under Mart with 300 items that are less than ten bucks, and Relax and Unwind which is stocked with relaxing and fun wellness products. Proceeds from this sale go to support patient care at Gulf Breeze Hospital.


PAGE 10 Island Times August 29, 2014 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 850-932-0633ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Changing your mind doesn't come easily for Lambs, who place a high value on commitment. But new facts could emerge that might persuade you to rethink your situation. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This is a good time to put to work in redecorating your home or workplace. And don't forget to indulge yourself in some personal time as well. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your sense of loyalty to someone who asks for your help is commendable. But make sure there are no information gaps you move too far too quickly. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Don't let difficult people raise the Crab's ire levels this week. Avoid them if you can. If not, resist telling them off, even if you think they deserve it. Things improve by week's end. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your suspicions about a colleague might be on the mark. But you also could be misreading the signals you believe you're getting. Do some discreet checking before jumping to conclusions. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Take some time out from your many tasks and see if someone might be trying to reach out to you. You could be surprised to learn who it is and why you might want to reciprocate. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You still might want to do more investigating before taking on a new commitment. Later would not be the time to what you need to know about it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A new opportunity should be carefully studied. It might offer some of the things you've been looking for. Or it could contain new possibilities you never considered. Check it out. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might have to work harder this week to get people to listen to what you have to say. But if you stay with it, you could start to get your message out to many by the week's end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although family matters again take up a big chunk of the Goat's time, the week also offers a chance to explore a new career move you'd been contemplating for a while. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Applying your practicality (what does it offer me?) and your creativity (how can I improve on it?) could provide sound reasons for seriously considering that new offer. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The single set will aspirations on high gives Cupid a better target to aim at. Paired helps reinforce their relationships. BORN THIS WEEK: You believe in encouraging others to demand the best from themselves. You would be a enlightened teacher. Seeing Stars ........................... this weeks horoscopes Food Drive Non-Perishable Food Items for Manna Food BankBeach Drop Off Locations Emerald Isle and Tristan Towers9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thru August 31 rfntbrntbrrnfnf frnntftr nnrfnfrfrrtKids will love the fun! Youll love the food.featuring celebrity guest chefnnrf ntbnnbbfbProudly Presented By


PAGE 11 Island Times August 29, 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? Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: Why Does My Mouse Cursor Keep Spinning On The Screen? A: There are numerous reasons why the cursor to keeps circling on the computer screen when you attempt to start a program or do a task. The most common cause is that the computer is just too busy. That can resources, such as a slow internet connection, not enough memory (RAM), or too many programs operating in your computer at the same time. It often happens when the computer is being started up. The computer has to start a lot of programs and can take 3 to 5 minutes to be completely up and going. If the computer user starts a program too soon, the cursor may just spin. The number of programs in the startup list can also be reduced by the computer user. Computers that have less than 4 gigabytes of RAM will appear to be sluggish when doing most tasks. Memory chips can be added to the computer, giving it a bigger brain, to make it go faster. Select only memory chips that computer model. The Internet service itself can be the cause of the spinning cursor. The service can slow down unexpectedly, causing the user to think something is wrong with the computer. Make sure you are getting the Internet speed for which you are paying. Use the website to see what your speed looks like (in megabytes per second). Then compare it to your service agreement. Dont click on any of the advertisements on that website. Click where it says Begin Test, and only there. Otherwise, junk programs might download into your computer. If your Internet connection speed is less than it should be, you can turn the Internet providers equipment off for 30 seconds to see if it will speed up. That often works, but you can always call their technical support number if Less frequently, we see computers that appear to be stalled out. A single task may take forever to complete, or the mouse ning. That is likely to be caused by a bad hard disk. That hard disk will not last much longer. Replacing it, reinstalling the operating software, and restoring the users ate normally again. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. The Escambia County Animal Shelter Just One Day special pet adoption event is Wednesday, September 10 from noon until 4 p.m. at 200 W. Fairevents adopted out 104 shelter animals. The event includes special adoption pricing, gift bags animals. Items and donations are from generous residents and businesses. kowski at 850-380-7682.Shelter Hosts One Day Pet AdoptionCorvettes Roar Onto BeachLook for the iconic American sports car, the Corvette to line the parking places in the Casino Beach parking lot, Saturday, September 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Miracle Strip Corvette Club hosts their Twelfth Annual Vettes at the Beach show which more information go to www.


Island Times August 29, 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 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!I love it when Mother Nature blesses us with a summer of beautiful weather, gorgeous Gulf water, billowy cloud formations like those we saw each afternoon as children, and then generously tops it off with a few periods of low humidity. Life truly doesnt get much better than summers like this in the Panhandle. Although its a bit disappointing that the number of sea turtle nests are down this year, especially after the record-breaking twenty nests we had on Pensacola Beach alone in 2013, weve had a couple of events which helped make up for it. First, I want to remind everyone that it is unusual for us to have a daytime hatching in our area because the majority of our nests are those of Loggerhead sea turtles. Loggerhead females come ashore to nest at night and hatchlings also wait until night when the sand cools to emerge. That makes it difficult for people to see very much, especially on a cloudy night, even if they are lucky enough to be there when the hatchlings erupt from the nest like a mini-volcano. Although those authorized will occasionally use a red-filtered light to check a nest when it about to hatch, flashlights and flash photography are not allowed to be used around sea turtles and even the use of filtered lights in a less-disruptive color spectrum is kept brief to avoid any interference. Trust Mother Nature to always keep you on your toes, however. On August 18 a call came in around 3:30 p.m. that a nest on the east end of Pensacola Beach was hatching. Since I live closest to the area, I was able to get there quickly and discovered that three hatchlings had indeed emerged, but the others were still waiting below the surface. As with human babies, hatchlings like to put in an appearance when they are good and ready. I sometimes think they enjoy a bit of attention, too. A crowd continued to grow around the nest as the afternoon progressed and it was endearing to note the waiting room jitters (sound familiar?) that the people displayed. I recognized in this group the excitement I felt at the first nest I watched emerge several years ago. During the lull, I had an opportunity to talk with the lady who had played turtle-mama to the nest for the past two months. Molly Nobles, who has lived on the beach for many years, had never been lucky enough to witness a hatch before. This year you could say she won the jackpot. Molly was a perfect surrogate to look after the tiny creatures which would soon emerge because she had taken on the responsibility of educating anyone who rough-housed too near the nest or thought about leaving things set up on the beach nearby. She closely guarded the treasure entrusted to her. Molly was also the one who quickly notified the Park that the hatchlings had begun to emerge earlier than expected and possibly saved many of the hatchlings which otherwise could have died. A large crowd of visitors and long-time neighbors had an opportunity to bond that evening through the magic of witnessing 93 more little hatchlings eventually emerge and even helped to guide them into the Gulf as the shadows grew longer. From tiny tots to a great-grandmother (who was helped to the beach by a younger family member), sixty or more people gathered to see a little miracle of nature that opened their hearts that evening. There is nothing which compares to the look of joy, excitement and awe on those faces that evening, except, of course, for the 93 tiny turtles who marched their way into the Gulf. Until next time, Lights Out! Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of August 22, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 14 Pensacola Beach 11 Ft. Pickens GINS 7 Santa Rosa GINS 12 Hatchling Count 1042 Santa Rosa Island Authority Public Safety Director Bob West gets the winning football coach treatment from Senior Lifeguard Zack Butler during the Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit ALS. The lifeguards will be out in force during Labor Day Weekend, keeping beach-goers safe. Photo by Jersey Girl Gwen Foster


Island Times PAGE 13 August 29, 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 29, 2014 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. 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 Vacation Rentals 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 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. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Real Estate For Sale $222,000. Navarre. 4/3 home on Soundhaven Court. New Construction. 1850 SF. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-3847607. 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. Tell them you saw it in Island Times. AUGUST 29: Jamaican Fest begins. Run Thru Labor Day. 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 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 Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. 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. 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: Ocean Hour Florida at Park West (sound side) clean up, 9-10am. 30: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm OCTOBER 2: Concerts in Beach locations. Thru October 5. 2: Candidate Meet and Greet, PB Optimist Club, Beach Church, 5:30 p.m. 3: PB Optimist Club Officers Installation, 6:30 p.m. at Crabs. 3: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion. Also, Oct 4 4: Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. 7 a.m. Casino Beach. Volunteers welcome. Are you looking for an interesting souvenir or just the right finishing touch to your condo or beach house? 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 Engage Your Family This Fall! More than three dozen events staged throughout the month of October. Visit the Sweet Season Farms Corn Maze which honors two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson. Chase butteries, teach a kid to sh, ride horses, watch art come to life, discover Santa Rosa Countys rich history, run through a pumpkin patch or take a hay ride, pick out your Christmas tree, learn about sea life at the Navarre Beach Marine Park, go on a spooky adventure, run a 5k, bike a 100-mile trail, celebrate Oktoberfest, learn about life in decades gone by, visit a small country fair or simply take a mini-vacation.Slow Down. Be in the Moment.Full Schedule available on our website and Facebook page. 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Island Times PAGE 15 August 29, 2014 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 Labor er... to honor hard workers ever ywhere quar ter pounder w/avocado, bacon, mozzar ella 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 Jambo (Hello everybody) How do you know that birds are happy? Recently, I experienced one of those popcorn kinds of days. I have been all over the map physically and emotionally. I checked my toolbox, (the mental skill set type) and pulled out the usual remedies: walking outside, smelling the air, listening to music, avoiding going to Krispy Kreme for a dozen doughnuts. Still I was bouncing erratically around. Then I wondered if birds are happy? Now I can tell you unequivocally that dogs and cats are happy. When you look into their eyes there is no doubt of the complete love, devotion and happiness to just be in your presence. Animals are just like smart phones. It is because these creatures are smart enough to live a happy life without us even though we are not smart enough to live one without them. And,of course we are not smart enough to live a happy life without our smart phones. Have you ever accidentally left your phone at home? Realizing I have forgotten my tether to a programed reality, I panic. What if someone is trying to reach me and I do not reply within 30 seconds? Each and every time I come home to retrieve my precious phone I discover the same scenario. My smart phone appears to be in a totally peaceful state. It is absolutely unaffected, and without any signs whatsoever of separation anxiety. That cannot be said of the harried owner. We are so happy to see our phones; we talk to it and verbally out loud, promise our phone, we will never leave it again. Thus avoiding a total nervous breakdown of the owner. Take a hint from our feathered and furry friends, go out side. A ten minute walk can: increase blood flow through your body, including your brain, reduce stress hormones, increase metabolism and reduce aches and pains. Our fur and feathered friends have learned to just be happy. Quaharini (Until we meet again.) The BETA Theatre of Northwest Florida summer camp performed Peter Pan August 16 at the Beach Churchs Fel lowship Hall. Actors included: Isabella Pinzone as Peter Pan, Jordan Pinzone as Michael Darling, Wendy Mitchell as Wendy Darling, Will Mitchell as John Darling, Erin Chestney as Mrs. Darling, Emma Chestney as Narrator, Kathan Brannon as Capt. Hook, Austin Dickerson as Mr. Smee, Mackenzie Vassar as Tiger Lily, Lauren Pinkston as Nana, Piper Sealey as a Lost Boy and Maria Haupt as a Pirate. Sip And Sample At Art And Wine FestivalThe Pensacola Beach Chamber has declared Sunday, October 19 as the day to celebrate art, wine and culinary designs. The seventh annual Art and Wine Festival will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Boardwalk, with food and wine sampling from noon until 3 p.m. Tickets are $35 for the sampling event and are available online at There is no fee to browse among the artists or enjoy the concert by Shawna P and Adam Tyler Brown. More information is online at


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PAGE 18 Island Times August 29, 2014 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Weekly Games Monday: Castaways, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Upcoming TourneysCelebration 4444 Education, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. CastDepartment Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS 3009 East Cervantes 433-2822Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Sold Out Again The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon (SRITRI) sold out of slots for the seventh straight year on August 18. The majority of the entrants are from outside Florida and there are triathletes coming from 27 states to beautiful Pensacola Beach for the race. Women make up almost half of the registered athletes. Back in the early 2000s, this was pretty normal for this event. Back then there were about 500 triathlons in the country. Today there are nearly 6,000 events that are sanctioned by USA Triathlon and who-knows-how-many-more that are unsanctioned. If people have any problems with your race, well, there are plenty of othfeeling, and it is, but its also bittersweet. Last year the race was full and our Board of Directors and key volunteers had completed the huge number of tasks that go into putting on this event. The things that were yet to be done were time-consuming and labor-intensive, but all was going according to plan and it looked like a great The weekend before a numbered disturbance appeared on the radar screens and the predictions were that it would become a named storm and come into the Gulf of Mexico. So, all week we prepared with this sense of dread. We stuffed packets, moved equipment, prepared documents, reviewed our database, touched base with volunteers, set up expo rooms in the hotels, contacted volunteers and marked the course. To make a long story short, the disturbance became a tropical depression and then a tropical storm called Karen and it did indeed move into the Gulf. It gained strength and headed on a diagonal course toward Pensacola Beach, Florida. I started receiving phone calls from around the United States asking if they should make the journey. Finally, on Thursday morning, we had to make the hard, hard decision and cancel the race. We did that knowing that these storms stop, they move east, south or west and they sometimes just die. At that point we couldnt wait and we made the decision. The storm did slow down, it did stop and Saturday was sunny. But, it was terribly windy, the Gulf was comfortable with our decision as we drove around Santa Rosa Island that morning. I then received emails, phone calls, texts and Facebook posts telling me I was an idiot for cancelling the race. Looking back at it almost one at year later, I still stand behind that decision. I remember one call before the race from an athlete telling me he had taken his kids out of school and was about to start his 15 hour drive and he asked me what he should do. I said dont come. I called our defending champion in the Colorado Springs airport as he was about to board a plane and told him not to get on it. Those are the situations I think about whenever I start to second-guess myself. Our Board of Directors had a long meeting to discuss the situation. We looked at our mined that we would roll over the registrations to 2014. No races do that and we knew it was a trewould be putting on two events with, potentially, one revenue stream if all of them re-registered and came back one year later. We looked at our treasury and decided that we had made some reserve money over the years and we would take the risks. As it turned out, about tworegister and so we had one-third of the slots left to sell. This has worked okay, but we still have es. And, again, we are keeping a careful eye on the weather. Ice Bucket Challenge Id like to thank my good friend Mindi Straw, President of TriGulfCoast, for calling me out on the Ice Bucket Challenge that has swept the nation to bring public awareness to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Im not thanking her because I dumped a large bucket of water with ice cubes in it on my head (hint: just use cold water, the ice cubes feel like rocks hitting your skull), but because it got me to thinking about ALS again. I was a huge fan of the New York Yankees as a kid and I read the biographies of Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig, the Iron Horse. Gehrig made a tremendous impression on me. He was college-educated (Columbia), clean-cut, clean-living, modest, very strong and one of the greatest baseball players of all time. He had the longest streak of consecutive games played for almost 60 years until Cal Ripken broke his record. Gehrig went from being an invincible force on the diamond to being unable to move and then, passing away. He was stricken when he was 35 years old and died shortly before he would have turned 38. ALS is a neuro-degenerative disease that destroys motor and muscular functions. There are about 12-15,000 cases in the United States currently. The great physicist Steven Hawking has ALS and has somehow survived long-term with the disease although it is nearly always fatal in a few short years. Weve all seen the videos and theyre interesting and perhaps funny, but the disease is deadly serious and a killer. Go to for more information.Join the FUN...Lets play! multi-sport athlete entered the race with his bride, Jeannie Runyon -it was her birthday. Runyon was the Tri Gulf Coast Male Rookie of the Year in 2013.


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