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Volume X, Number 12 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 30, 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 Write On!Emerging Artists Strum And Sing During Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival


PAGE 2 Island Times September 30, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Bamboo Willies Friday Oct. 3 7pm Joe Stone 8pm Doug Gill, Lynn Langham 9pm John Frinzi, Aaron Scherz 10pm Joel Shewmake, Daryl Burgess, Daniel Demay Sunday Oct. 5 1pm Brian Morris 2pm Hope Cassity 3pm Rusty Tabor, Bob Regan, Jeff Silvey Casino Beach Bar Friday Oct. 3 6pm Brian Morris 7pm Bob Regan, Rusty Tabor, Jeff Silvey 9-11pm Jeremy Bussey, Travis Meadows, Nicole Johnson Saturday Oct. 4 2 -4 Songwriters Open Mic 4pm Locals Show 5pm Brittany Cole, Jackie Clowe 6pm Robert Wayne 7pm Chas Sandford, Melaine Sandford, Greg Crowe 8:30pm Larry McCoy, Pete Sallis, The Stellas Sunday Oct. 5 2-4pm Asteria Lux Genesis Green, Courtney Jayne, CJ Watson The Grand Marlin North Drop Deck Friday Oct. 3 8pm Sheree Spoltore, CJ Watson 9pm Courtney Jayne Yovich, Genesis Green Saturday Oct.4 8pm Jeff Dayton, Jerry Vandiver 9pm Jim Femino, Syndey Lett Lillos Tuscan Grill Friday Oct. 3 8:30 Ed Beaver, Thom Bresh 9:45 Louis Cowboy Johnson, Jim Pasquale, Alan Rhody Saturday Oct.4 8:30pm John Frinzi, Aaron Scherz 9:45pm Travis Meadows, Nicole Johnson, Jeremy Bussey Paddy OLearys Friday Oct. 3 5:45pm Jay Brown, Ed Beaver 7pm Kim Carson, Donna Slater Saturday Oct. 4 5:45pm Pearl Clarkin 7pm Billy Droze, Chad Parker Paradise Bar and Grill Friday Oct. 3 4pm Locals Show 5pm Larry and Gale Book 6pm Shawn Bowling, Lauren Kay, Jason Justice 7pm Sydney Lett, Jim Femino 8pm Emerging Artist Hour Melissa Brethauer, Jackie Clowe, Brittney Cole 9pm Jeff Dayton, Jerry Vandiver, Chad Parker Saturday Oct. 4 3-5 Open Mic 5pm Michael Wheeler, John Hart, Tyler Mac 6pm Kim Carson, Donna Slater, Rhonda Hart, Elaine Petty 7pm John Frinzi, Aaron Scherz 8pm Doug Gill, Lynn Langham 9pm Joel Shewmake, Daryl Burgess, Daniel Demay Sunday Oct. 5 2 pm Pearl Clarkin 3 pm Stephen Lee Veal 4pm Jim McBride, Mike Loudermilk, Alan Rhody The Sandbar Friday Oct. 3 6pm Robert Wayne 7pm Stephen Lee Veal 8pm Greg Crowe, Chas Sandford, Melanie Sandford 9:30pm The Stellas, Larry McCoy, Jim FeminoPensacola Beach Stages and Schedules Saturday Oct. 4 2pm-3pm Open Mic 4pm Larry and Gale Book 4:45pm Shawn Bowling, Lauren Kay, Jason Justice 5:45pm Ed Beaver, Tamy McDonald, Thom Bresh 7pm Runaway Home Gary Culley, Lisa McCarter, Mark Elliott 8:30pm Jim McBride, Mike Loudermilk, Alan Rhody 10pm Rusty Tabor, Bob Regan, Jeff Silvey Shaggys Friday Oct. 3 6pm Billy Droze 7pm John Frinzi, Aaron Scherz Saturday Oct. 4 4pm Brian Morris 5pm Joe Stone 6pm Jay Brown 7pm Melissa Brethauer, Brittany Cole 8pm Louis Cowboy Johnson, Jackie Clowe Red Fish Blue Fish Friday Oct. 3 5pm Pearl Clarkin 5:45pm Pete Sallis, Riley Weston 7:00pm Runaway Home Gary Culley, Lisa McCarter, Mark Elliott Beach Eco Trail Wins Prestigious Flagler Award Sixty Songwriters Ready To Perform At Beach Venues


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 September 30, 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 Oct 27 The Sandbar Nov 3 Sandshaker Nov 10 Crabs on the Beach Nov 17 Islander Lounge Nov 24 Paddy OLearys Dec 1 Riptides Dec 8 PegLeg Petes Start Time: 6 Dues $30 ~ The Krewe welcomes all who wish to join. Please come to meeting to apply.Mardi Gras on the Island EventsFebruary 7 Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 PM Across from Sidelines February 7 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks February 9 Queens Dinner, Flounders February 9 Kings Supper, Elks February 14 Champagne Breakfast, Crabs February 15 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM February 16 Red Beans and Rice Lunch, 11 AM February 17 Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 6 PM Dec 15 Paradise Bar Dec 29 The Break Jan 5 Cactus Flower Jan 12 Flounders Jan 19 Shaggys Jan 26 Sidelines Feb 2 Elks LodgePensacolaBeachMardiGras.comfor more good times, log on toKrewe of Wrecks MeetingsThe Islander Newspaper January 23, 1987 The debate rages on. Should Pensacola Beach allow the construction of a destination resort on the 370 acres of land now designed unimproved recreation? Last week, we presented facts concerning the environmental impact of this type of construction, and we described current conditions within the spectacularly beautiful area. Last Wednesday, the SRIA voted to approve the construction of a destination resort by a vote of 4 to 1. Amy Furnans, appointed by new Commissioner Muriel Wagner, well-known environmentalist, voted against. This week, three members of the County Commission said they would not be in favor of building anything on the public tract. The News Journal which had come out editorially solidly against the destination resort concept after it was presented to the County Commission early this month, did an about face when Carlton Proctor toured the area and learned the facts. He wrote that a golf course might not be so bad after all. The idea of building a resort hotel and the accompanying amenities on Pensacola Beach originated with the land planner who are now preparing to plan for the island. The SRIA gave them the go ahead to work out a moderate development plan which would include the destination resort. It really is not a matter of folks who want to cover up every bit of open beach left on the Island. The resort concept emerged as an alternative suggested by the land planners to replace the fallen condo market. The SRIA had put all their eggs in one basket and depended on substantial condominium sales to retire a 9.6 million dollar bond issue. The leaseholders contend that the bond issue should never speculative anticipated income. And they are undoubtedly right. debt exists. As an alternative proposal to bolster Pensacola Beachs sagging economy, Wallace, Roberts and Todd, presented the destination resort concept. The SRIA hired the prestigious land use plan as a part of the settlement of the leaseholders suit against the Escambia County Commission and the SRIA. As things stand now, the resort will submitted to the SRIA, based on their own vote. It is painfully well-known to beach businesses that Pensacola Beach attracts visitors only from May to September. It is during these months that the revenues from business bolster the SRIA coffers. During the rest of the year, the beach has little to offer, and people do not come to enjoy the open beaches. If tourists are so crazy about natural beaches, why does DisneyWorld have 15,000 to 65,000 visitors every day compared to the numbers we see on Pensacola Beach? Vacationers want something to do even DisneyWorld with all its attractions boasts three championship golf courses and the Wee Links for children. Pensacola Beach could book conventions if Pensacola Beach had the facility to handle them. When conventions come to a resort community, money flows. The land planners have shown us a way to compensate for the failed condominium market. The SRIA and the County Commission hired these planners to guide them. Will they abide by their recommendations? Many residential leaseholders staunchly maintain that there is no need for commercialism and tourism on the Island. And yet, as the economy is now structured, the Island depends on income from both the residential leaseholders and the commercial lessees. Commercial establishments pay substantially higher utility fees than residential lessees. At one time, the SRIA subsidized the utility system, but now rates charged are adequate to make the Island Pensacola Beach is a resort area. The mandate of the Island is to provide facilities for the residents of Escambia County. This mandate has been carried out year after year with Island residents and business owners picking up the tab through money they pay to the SRIA. The County Commissioners who are turning their backs on a chance for Pensacola Beach to become economically healthy do not seem now to even have the funding to improve drainage on County roads on the beach. The beachs two million dollars paid in ad valorem taxes every year are quickly absorbed into the general Escambia County budget, and we see nothing coming back to the Island. We are at the fork in the road. The facts are all clear. Which way will we go Pensacola Beach Optimist ClubCandidate Meet & Greet Thurs, Oct. 2, 5:30 Beach Community Church


PAGE 4 Island Times September 30, 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 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 JP Soars... PM Biscuit Miller & The Mix... PM ON STAGE INN Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Oct 2-5 Try a Fred Burger or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad ball games on the big screen all the time 4 PM 5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM Emerging Artist Hour 9 PM 3-5 PM 5 PM 6 PM Elaine Petty 7 PM 8 PM 9 PM 2 PM 3 PM 4 PM The Knights of the Roundtable clinked tankards. The Trivia Royal family cheered the memories. Lady Kim of the House of Cole consulted The Oracle to bring forth the answer to last weeks question. Whose slogan was lifestyles of the rich and aimless? Its Bobby Ds, said Lady Kim. Good work MLady. Sir Onshore Chuck Brower agreed. One of the revered watering holes of the Sandspur Republic was Bobby Ds Beach Bar, owned by Bobby Draper and his wife Lana. Loved by everyone. Good words emblazoned on white t-shirts became the uniform of the day. Sir Morrie Drees looked for his Bobby Ds t-shirt that had the slogan on it. He thinks it may have been washed away in Hurricane Ivan. Then, in a fit of laughter, Fran Albert corrected the TM. It was not the rich but the poor and aimless that frequented Bobby Ds. The Trivia Master likes that answer, Fran. Youll get a shirt. Duchess of the Dunes Joanne Brooks felt like she had an inside track. I cannot in all good conscious not answer this. Bobby and Lana have been our friends for many years....and yes, the answer is Bobby D's. But, it was poor and aimless. Deb Cochran rang in on this one, That would be Bobby Ds Beach Bar! I still have my t-shirt with all the nudies sitting around the bar. Hope Im not too late with the right answer. Close Deb, but no shirt. Bobby Ds was located in the center of the Sandspur Republic until the old cottages were demolished to make way for the Soundside Market. It moved to Pensacola Beach Boulevard next to the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club and occupied that location until Bobby D retired from the bar business. The Sandbar operates currently in the former Bobby Ds location. From aimless to shameless, the Trivia Master has politicians on his mind. Voting Day is Tuesday, November 4. If you are registered to vote by October 6, you will be able to cast your vote for The one elected representatives seat on the local governing board is being contested this year. The term lasts two years. That makes the TM ask, Which U.S. president served the shortest tenure in history? Do you know? If so, hurry to your computer. Dont stop to thank your middle school Civics teacher. Send your answer with your name and phone number to Put person to send a correct answer will win an Island Times t-shirt. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, October 7. Good luck!Beach resident Pandora de Balthazars linen and textile company keeps her on the road from mid-September right up to Christmas. Its the show season for her. She got a big heap of family time before she left. She scheduled three three-day weekends with her grand angels Kenady and Cailyn. She took them to Emerald Grand and the Beach Hilton for staycations.Dan and Jane McGrath have hit the beach again. They have been getting re-acquainted with friends and bartenders. Jane is the vice president of the Pensacola Beach Optimists Club. SAINT PATSThe Krewe of St. Patrick has announced the team who will lead the shenanigans this year. Rick Crain is the krewe president with Dennis Stone returning as the Veep. Beverly Vincent is the secretary. Jeff Elbert is the keeper of coins with Mario Roberts as his assistant. Angela Turner, Albert and Carole McEachern will serve in the At-Large Board positions. The Krewe hosts a Lost Souls Ball, October 18. Pensacola Beachs Jett Crowdis is a National Merit student in the International Baccalaureate program at Pensacola High School. Gulf Breeze High School students Wade Player and Joshua Argentine have also earned the designation. The Pensacola Beach Church announced that Beach residents Benjamin and LiMarie Stevenson are the lucky winners of the along for a few months and the Church netted about seventeen grand. YA YA IS NEWSSevere weather produced a sizeable water spout during the Beach School Open House, September 15. The kindergartners were primed to tell Island Times about their news item. So, when Beach teacher Jennifer Neal asked Sawyer Asmar to give the news report, he gladly announced that his YaYa was coming to visit. Apparently, his grandmothers visit trumped all other news of the day, including a water spout. The Beach Chamber added some real muscle to their volunteer ranks at Taste of the Beach. Members of the Okaloosa Strykers Football Team arrived on the festival site to assist with set up and returned on Sunday to break down tents and clean up. The team has a new fan club on Pensacola Beach. Their season begins in March. The tenth Shaker Queen was crowned September 14. Shelly Pittman is the newest tiara topped Beach gal. She was inducted into the royal family by Shaker coowner Beverly Campbell, and greeted by former queens Tina Sarra, Patti Hall, Lisa Busby and Previous Queens include Ann Kirk, Marilyn Hoggat, Sandi Johnson, Cherri Sellers and Debbie Dotson. Scott Howard feels like an islander every other week when his copy of the Beachs newspaper arrives in his mailbox in Maryland. Thanks for reading Island Times, Scott. 1203 Ariola Dr.Jane Waters Little Free Library Beach Politics -Thru October 2 Friday With Friends. October 3 Throughout October


PAGE 5 Island Times September 30, 2014 The money rolled in during July according to Santa Rosa Island Authority Director of Finance Dottie Ford. In her report to the Administrative Committee at the September 24 meeting, Ford noted fee collections had outpaced the previous year. The commercial and residential lease fees amounted to $2,083,351 during July which was $75,235 more than the previous year. that positive. Gulf Coast Summer fest Promoter William Cadillac Banks came before the Committee to secure August 29, 2015 for his one day music event. The Commit tee tabled his request until Banks pays the attorneys fees that are due to the SRIA. The SRIA, in an effort to support the second year event, made available $105,000 to secure talent. The money to be repaid through ticket sales. When weather and other conditions caused weak sales, the Authority was left with a $52,000 shortfall. According to the agreement, Banks was to cover the legal fees up to $5,000. Administrative Committee Chairwoman Tammy Bohannon recalled that the SRIA required the now-defunct DeLuna Fest clear its debts to the SRIA prior to the Board approving any future date requests. She reminded the Committee that which could not happen again. He needs to pay the attor neys fee and the use fee, said Bohannon. Then he can go forward with no backing from us. Committee Member Dr. Thomas Campanella inquired about the previous indication that the event would be moved to a shoulder season time frame. I would be in favor of a shoulder season event, October or April. Its not so hot, said Campanella. I think we set a precedent with DeLuna Fest. They had to pay before moving forward. Its only fair. You have a responsibility to pay. SRIA Board Member Jerry obligations must be met but that was not a contingency for setting a future date. Banks contested the amount of legal fees owed and argued that he was not advised that he could secure his own attorney. He has requested clarification from the Florida Bar on the matter. SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins simply stated that he represents the SRIA and that the contracts provision says that Banks Enter prises will reimburse the SRIA for attorneys fees. At the suggestion of Watson, who is not a Committee member, the Administrative Committee tabled the request until the October 22 meeting so the Board attorney will have ample time for further review. The Committee moved for ward on the request to hire a Community Planner. A draft request for proposals was reviewed, and with a few amendments will come before the Full Board at their October 8 meeting. The SRIA is seeking a what a future SRIA might look like. They wish to retain the current level of services and need ideas on how to pay for that. In the wake of the State Supreme Court ruling that leaseholders must pay ad valorem taxes, and a push to have legislation which would allow fee simple title, the potential for the lease fees to be reduced or abolished is imminent. The lease fees are the SRIAs only source of revenue. Committee Member Janice Gilley worked with SRIA staff and County staff to bring the document to the Committee for review. I am hoping that the study can be complete by spring, said Gilley. Most of the information is readily available so I dont think that time frame is unreasonable. Concerns surfaced that the County should be engaged in the process and one Board member questioned the need for a professional planner. Board Member Dave Pavlock asked, The answers to all the questions are right here in this room. Do we need someone to come in and tell us what we already know? Have we tried to put something together on our own? Gilley noted that there are a variety of opinions from the SRIAs tions future should be. Some may want to dissolve the SRIA, go directly under the County, said Gilley. I want to hear from all the people and know what they are thinking. I want to have that conversation. The planner is tasked with SRIA staff and leaseholders plus hosting two public input sessions. Pensacola Beach Advocates President Terry Preston commended the Committee for moving forward to hire a planning firm and requested that the document include gathering input from Escambia County staff. She, also, thought the wording in the scope allowing the planner make recommendations about its composition. Bohannon said, I am in support of a consultant, because it is so convoluted and complex. In discussion with active community few understand our funding source is limited to lease fees only. The Committee voted to ask the legal staff to make amendments to the proposal and return it to the Full Board agenda for further review. Additionally, the Development and Leasing Committee approved the Board Chairman draft a letter to master leaseholders to request that they reveal the nature of their contracts with their sublesees. The disposition of the sublease would become important as it relates to the issuance of fee simple title. The discussion on how to equitably award fee simple title to the sublesee is part of the SRIAs future planning. The letter would request voluntary participation. The Full Board will meet Wednesday, October 8 at 5 p.m. in the SRIA boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. The agendas are available July Revenues Exceed Projections, Committees Hear Promoters, Proposals


PAGE 6 Island Times September 30, 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 hope yall enjoyed our Taste of the Beach as much as I did this year. Of course, I get to taste all those fabulous entries in the Island Times How Sweet IT Is Dessert Contest. And I got to sit on the stage with the Celebrity Guest Judge Carla Hall. I will admit this judging gig is harder than it looks. By the liminary judging takes place at an earlier date) every entry is a winner to me. And I do believe Chef Carla Hall enjoyed herself, fell completely in love with our Island and will most likely return to visit. I think the Kids Coolinary Cooking Class taught by Chef Lisa Burgess was an excellent addition to all the fun. As soon form for granddaughter Sissy to participate. She was very excited and had a lot of fun. She was so proud of her new apron keep this added attraction for our little wannabe chefs. Dancingly Yours owner Monette Hodges and her students entertained all of us with their lively and always beautifully choreographed dancing. She and her little Mermaid and Pirate Parade a more spectacular event this year. I can see it growing bigger every year. Who knows? Within the next few years we may have to Parade around the entire parking lot. Sissy and I were excited to splendid Mermaid tails. Its about time she got to wear them somewhere. She told me she met a lot of my friends. I was happy friend and SOB Rita Love-Perry who joined us this year. We lost count of how many little girls questioned us about being real mermaids. We enjoyed sharing a mermaid tale with each one and explained some of the ins and outs of being Mermaids who also enjoy life on shore. We also pointed out our constant fascination and love of shoes since we can only wear them on shore. Of love. dried out by then, Rita and I headed to the closest watermuch needed liquid libation and refreshment. I think we might have caused a bit of a stir crossing Via de Luna. Not everyone is used to seeing Mermaids. There were even more surprised reactions when we entered the Shaker. I really dont understand how people do not know what is happening right across the street. I just know its a good thing that we show up and tell them what theyve missed and then provide some unexpected entertainment. As Rita and I wandered to the top deck for some fresh air, we ran into even more people surprised to see real mermaids. Actually these people were very excited to see us. They had brought a young man with them whose goal was to maid. Apparently he had just left the deck right before we arrived so they yelled down and told him to get back up there quickly. They had not only found him a mermaid, they had found him TWO mermaids. He was a very nice young man who went by the moniker Yard Dog. Of course, Ive forgotten the rest of the names which were more ordinary. Yard Dog was so excited that he wanted a picture just to prove that he had really found two mermaids. They were really a nice group of people and Yard Dog was a perfect gentleman so notoriety) with them. After all, its not often we get a chance to make someones dream come true. And Im betting that Yard Dog will be carrying that picture and telling that tale for a long time. Happy Birthdays to Lynn Cieutat and grandson Jesiah who shared the big day on September 29. Its hard to believe Jesiah is already 14 and Lynn is older than 14. Hope they both enjoyed the day. Its Football Season and yes, that is considered a legitimate season in the South. We have many more seasons in paradise than anywhere else in the world. yet.) We may not have the spectacular color change of leaves in the fall like they do elsewhere, but out local color changes constantly on a near daily basis. Oh yeah, back to football since that is the current season, its time to bring out the great munchie recipes to share during games. This is one of my favorites. Hope yall enjoy it too. Lets cook Taco Dip 1 lb. ground beef/chuck 1 pkg. taco seasoning 2 sm. Cans tomato sauce 1 can chopped tomatoes 1/3 cup chopped onion Dash garlic powder 1 can kidney beans (optional) Brown meat and drain. Mix all ingredients with meat. Bring to a slow boil, then cover and with your favorite chips. Throw in some cheese if desired. Works great in a crock pot. Enjoy, dont forget to share and get some sand between your See ya in the kitchen Sissy at Coolinary Kids Class Kriss Harris, former DisneyWorld cast member, brought Ariel the Mermaid to life for the Taste of the Beach fans. She sang and posed for photos after the show. Nasty John the Pirate, right, paraded in the September 21 Mermaid and Pirate Parade.


Island Times PAGE 7 September 30, 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 ABeach News To Go ... new mobile version Pensacolas Oldest Name in Retail Downtown since 191036 E. Garden Street Pensacola 850-438-1628 www.rcaamall.comREYNALDSCollectibles & Antique MallMid-Century Modern Furniture & other items, Bar Ware Home Bar Vintage Military Items Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 We put the happy in Halloween!Gifts Galore Whimsical Tervis Collegiate Home Decor Jim Shore Mermaids Nautical Kitchen Baby We dont live long until we realize that life is not a straight line, but a series of many experiences that take us on many twists and turns. During those twists and turns, we have the opportunity to experience things in our lives that will have an impact on us for the remainder of our lives. There are certain persons who touch our lives and we are never the same again. There are other experiences that may seem somewhat mundane to those who have not experienced those same joys, but which hold enormous How about something so mundane as the taste of certain foods? Im talking about pizza, and not just any pizza, but Lou Malnatis Chicago style deep dish pizza. I would never be critical of any pizza because each has its but Lou Malnatis pizza is in a class all by itself. The buttery crust holds the generous amounts of mozzarella cheese which, for 40 years, has been gotten from the same farm in Wisconsin; along with the delicious sausage; and topping of specially chosen tomatoes from California. the wedding of the daughter of a good friend in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and my wife and daughter accompanied me with the stipulation that we stop in the Chicago area on the way home and have one of those pizzas. In fact, we had dinner there on Sunday night and lunch on Monday. We salivated over the past six months as we anticipated stopping at that restaurant on the corner of Roselle Drive and Schaumburg Road. Others may have an addiction to certain foods that impress them in the same way Lou Malnati deep dish pizza impresses us. Whatever it may be, we need to be sensitive to those moments that make us aware that pizza can add special meaning to cant after all! Superintendent Daniel R. Brown announced that Gulf Islands National Seashore is preparing an Environmental Assessment for the development of visitor facilities and shuttle service to support the proposed Pensacola Bay ferry passenger activities in the Fort Pickens area. A public scoping meeting will be Tuesday, September 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the park headquarters, located at 1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. Information will be provided about the current status of this effort and park staff will be available to answer your questions. The meeting will be held in an open house format. For more information, 850-934-2600.Superintendent Seeks Input On Shuttles, BuildingsServices Support Ft. Pickens Ferry Kathleen Marcellus with her 1961 Corvette at the Lifes A Vette Show, Sept.


PAGE 8 Island Times September 30, 2014 Octobers Schedule Ranges From Scarecrows To PoliticsThe off-season just got turned on. Octobers schedule is full of fests, fantasy and meetings. Heres a little bit about the island happenings: Candidate Meet and Greet: Thursday, October 2, 5:30 p.m. at the Beach Community Church. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club. Candidates will be given three minutes to speak, followed by a proctored Q & A session. Open to the public at no charge. Star Gaze: Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4, Dusk. Weather permitting at the Gulfside Pavilion. Hosted by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. Telescopes set up to view the Heavenly bodies. Open to the public at no charge. Santa Rosa Island Triathlon: Saturday, October 4, 7 a.m. at Casino Beach with cycling and light. The event has sold out, but there is no charge to cheer athletes as they swim, bike and run. Drivers should plan accordingly and use extreme caution during race times. Beach Clean Up: Saturday, October 4 at Opal Beach, 9 a.m. Hosted by Ocean Hour. Meet in parking lot. Trash bags and buckets provided. Volunteers should bring gloves, sunscreen and drinking water. For additional information contact bmozur@, Sea Turtle Tri: Sunday, October 5 at 8 a.m. in Parking Lot triathlon. The event is sold out but fun to watch. Arrive early. Bands on the Beach: Tuesdays thru October 28, 7 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. Free concert, open to the public. Bras Across The Bridge: Saturday, October 11, 8 a.m. at The Grand Marlin. $20 plus a new bra. Attendees will link bras and line the Bob Sikes Bridge beginning at 9 a.m. The garments will be donated to local organizations that help women and girls in need. Funds raised will be donated to Baptist Health Care Foundations Mammogram Fund. After party at the Marlin til noon. Rat Race 5K: Saturday, October 18, 8 a.m. Casino Beach, This new addition to the Rat Pack Reunion fundraising tradition Florida. Registration for the race is $30 and includes race entry, a t-shirt and access to an after party. To register for the race, visit Pensacola Beach American Legion Post 379 Golf Outing: Saturday, October 18 at Tiki Island Golf and Games. Registration at 10 a.m. Play begins at 11 a.m. Foursomes or individuals. Public is encouraged to attend. $10 per person. Get a team or just show up. Everyone is welcome. Celebration 4444 Education: Saturday, October 18 at 2 p.m. at Castaways. Hosted by Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. Tour Elementary School Music Department. Donations requested, no previous poker experience necessary. Art and Wine Festival : Sunday, October 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Portofino Boardwalk. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber. Tickets for wine tasting and food samples available online at No charge to browse art vendors. Pensacola Beach Advocates Annual Meeting: Monday, October 20, 5:30 p.m. Pensacola Beach Community Church. $30 to join or renew your Advocate membership. Open to all who are interested. The Glow Run: Friday, October 24, 5 to 8 p.m. Gulfside Catholic Charities. Register at After party at the Sandshaker. Fall Festival: Sunday, October 26, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Includes the famous Trunk or Treat, games, prizes, food. Time to be announced. Krewe of Wrecks Kick Off: Monday, October 27, Sandbar, 6 p.m. The Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe invites everyone to join them. $30 membership dues. Come in costume for the krewe contest. Prizes. Bring your friends to join the krewe. Local Option Sales Tax Town Hall Meeting: Tuesday, October 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Beach Community Church. Hosted by Escambia County to gather input on uses of the one cent tax. Fall Festival: Thursday, October 30, 5 to 8 p.m. Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Hosted by the PTA. Costume Contest, midway full of games. Cake walk. Silent Auction. Music, food, dance performance. Prize drawing. Open to the public. Raises funds to support the Beach Elementary School. Greek Church Serves Up Fifty Fifth FestThe Pensacola Greek Festival is one of the Pensacola Bay areas signature festivals mixing southern hospitality with Hellenic culture and cuisine. Live Greek Music, authentic Greek food, youth folk dancing and Church tours make 1720 West Garden Street into the place to be October 10-12. The three-day cultural event provides an opportunity for the Pensacola Greeks to share their heritage, culture and faith with the local community. All the details are online at


PAGE 9 Island Times September 30, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at Gulf front lifestyle at its best in this 3BR/3BA condo in Beach Club. Fully furnished. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, dry sauna, massage. $729,000 MLS #469482 Clad in Chuck Taylor tennis shoes and a sundress, television star and celebrity chef Carla Hall danced her way into the hearts of the thousands who attended Taste of the Beach September 20. Hall entertained, cooked, signed autographs and judged the Island Times dessert contest.


PAGE 10 Island Times September 30, 2014 Seeing Stars ........................... this weeks horoscopes 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 ~ Back To School Special Sur n Sloppy Joe ... $5 all day every day Bar Special Fireball Friday ... $3 shots New Hours...Open at 11 am daily. Til 9 pm Sun-Thurs & 10 pm Fri-Sat. Indoor & Outdoor Dining We are family and pet friendly 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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C elebrate, S a n t a R o s a S t y l e ARIES (March 21 to April 19) An offer to help with a stalled project should reassure you that you have a workable plan in spite of the problems in getting it up and running. The week's end brings more positive news. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A past problem about a workplace situation re-emerges early in the week. Talking things out helps ease tensions by midweek, but some hurt feelings could linger a few more days. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Optimistic aspects dominate your efforts. However, expect to confront some criticism, some of which might be valid, so keep an open mind. But overall, it's your views that will count. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Social interaction with new people, especially on the job, could be a bit strained in the early part of the week. But the awkwardness passes as you get to know each other better. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Expect news about a follow-up to a workplace change that could make a difference in your career path. Meanwhile, new friends widen the circle for all you Social Lions who love to party. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Enjoy your wellearned plaudits for a job well done. But be aware that some people might not share your colleagues' admiration, and you might have to work harder to win them over. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) It's a good week to recheck your probably already overlong "to do" list and decide what to keep and what to discard. Lose the clutter and focus your energy on what's really important. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time to take a new perspective on what you've been offered. Expanding your view could help to uncover any plusses or minuses SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Applying the usual methods to this week's unique challenges might not work too well. Instead, use your any impasse that develops. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) So what if fate throws some obstacles in your path this week? Just keep in mind that the sure-footed and resolute Goat can get past any barrier by focusing on the goals up ahead. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This week calls for better communication with people in both your private life and the workplace. Start by asking questions, and then pay close attention to the answers. PISCES (February 19 to workplace changes could be closer than you realize. Make sure you know what's going on so that you're not left high and dry when the good things happen.Celebrity Chef Carla Hall, left, and Becky Elbert Collins chatted about the cupcake Hilton Sept. 19.


11 stages 60 Songwriters October 2-5 Ed Beaver Gale Book Larry Book Shawn Bowling Melissa Brethauer Jay Brown Daryl Burgess Jeremy Bussey Kim Carson Hope Cassity Pearl Clarkin Jackie Clowe Brittany Cole Greg Crowe Daniel Demay Billy Ryan Droze Jim Femino John Frinzi Doug Gill Dennis Gossman Genesis Green Jayce Hein Louis Cowboy Johnson Nicole Johnson Jason Justice Lauren Kay Lynn Langham Sydney Lett Mike Loudermilk Jim McBride Jim McCormick Nationally acclaimed songwriters~ Venues ~Bamboo Willies Casino Beach Bar & Grill The Grand Marlin Lillos Tuscan Grille Paradise Bar and Grill Red Fish Blue Fish The Sandbar Shaggys Hub Staceys Evermans Cooperative WSRE Studio Amped Tammy McDonald Travis Meadows Ronny Miller Brian Morris Ross Orenstein Chad Austin Parker Jim Pasquale Bob Regan Alan Rhody Pete Sallis Chas Sandford Melanie Sandford Aaron Scherz Gove Scrivenor Joel Shewmake Jeff Silvey Donna Slater Sheree Spoltoree Joe Stone Rusty Tabor John Edd Thompson Jerry Vandiver CJ Watson Robert Wayne Riley Weston Rick Whaley Michael Wheeler Courtney Yovich FRI, OCT 3 7 A Special Edition of WSREs StudioAmped This PBS show is recorded at the Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio on the campus of Pensacola State College and will be broadcast at a later date. Admission is free! Be part of the studio audience. Doors open at 6 Performing, storytelling & giving you For a complete schedule log on to our website: Thank you to our sponsors: Santa Rosa Island Authority, Jack Daniels, SESAC, Gulf Blue Vacations, Now Hear This, Highpointe Corp, WEAR and WSREmore thanIsland Times PAGE 11 September 30, 2014


Island Times September 30, 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! Live Video Trivia Challenge Boogies Game Day Viewing Package sound system .packages start at $350Gulf Coasts Leader in Video & DJ Entertainment 850-438-1660 www.boogieinc.comScore big at your next football party! Trivia for your next party! Come play at Crabs, Sundays from 6 to 10 pm Festivals Corporate Small or Large Boogie brings the action for your deck party or for your bar Another sea turtle season has quickly passed by and, sadly, morning patrols come to an end. Although I can still walk out on the beach to take photographs of a new sunrise each day, I will miss the thrill of heading out before dawn with the hope of finding a new crawl or nest. This year mama sea turtles were late arriving, most likely due to the cool weather and Gulf water which took its time warming up. Although we had a few token nests in May, most didnt start arriving until June. Things quickly changed at that point and we were excited to find nests in multiple sections of our patrol area on the same day. That is super cool when you think of it in terms of nests laid, but when its time for them to hatch, it can get a bit crazy to attend them all throughout the night. The first nests of the season almost always run slightly over the general 60-day incubation period. Nests laid in late June and July, however, will have shorter incubation times due to hot summer days and they can occasionally pop closer to 50 days. Nests laid in August once again experience longer incubation periods as cooler weather arrives toward the end of September and throughout October. This year has presented new challenges for our nests. It is the first time since Ive been a patroller that an armadillo has preyed on a nest. One of our Perdido Key nests was hit not once, but at least twice by an armadillo. In the Santa Rosa area of Gulf Islands National Seashore the problem was coyote predation. Although Im new to any predation other than those of the sneaky ghost crabs we constantly battle, most predators seem not to be a problem until they pick up the smell of a broken egg, shells of a partially hatched nest, or hatchlings which have breached the surface. This is also the first year since I have been a patroller that double-screening has been employed: a regular screen and a predator screen. Coyotes have made their way to paradise. Wildlife which was wiped out during Hurricane Ivan has slowly re-established, but this year coyotes are making their presence known on Pensacola Beach, not just in the National Seashore. It is not surprising considering that almost any major city now sees them on a regular basis. In the future we need to be aware of their presence and take care to keep our pets indoors at night. It breaks my heart to think of the danger posed to cats which have been declawed and manage to get out at night. They have no way to protect themselves when stalked by a coyote, so please be extra protective of your furbabies. [For more about coyote encounters, see Nature Notes on page 19 of this edition.] I want to thank all of you who have gone out of your way to pick up garbage on our beach this year and those who brought your tents, chairs and other beach items back in at night. You are my heroes! This year clutter left on the beach overnight was worse than ever. Whether or not it had a direct effect on nesting sea turtles, the fact is that we fell from our record high of 20 nests (on Pensacola Beach itself) last year to 11 this year. Hopefully we will see the number of sea turtle nests higher again next summer in the wake of the Beach Ambassador program which was established in August There was an excellent response as people learned how leaving tents and chairs on the beach at night can deter sea turtles coming in to nest, or how digging deep holes and leaving them unfilled can trap them. It can also create problems for those walking the beach at night or any emergency personnel trying to get through in case of emergency. We thank you for helping us with this problem. So until next year, my friends, lights out for Turtle Trax. ~~~ Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of September 23, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 17 Pensacola Beach 11 Ft. Pickens GINS 8 Santa Rosa GINS 12 Hatchling Count 3040


Island Times PAGE 13 September 30, 2014 FESTIVAL Celebrity Chef Carla Hall gathered Dessert Contest judges and chefs for a crowd shot to share on ABCs The Chew. Posing at Taste of the Beach, September 20 are from left: Carla Hall, Kathi Lewis, Type Chef Blake Rushing, Dessert Winner Chef Lisa Burgess of Wild Roots, Flounders Chef Dennis Moore, Lillos Owner Steve Lillo, Chef Sam Trahan from Louisiana, Hemingways Chef John Smith, Chief Crab Wrangler Sea Dog, Cookie Winner Chef John Flanigam of Crabs, Volunteers Mary Ann Claus, Kathy and Greg Christoff. Chef competed in the Eggstrordinary Cooking Challenge Sept. 21 at Taste of the Beach. Photo Left: Judges awarded Charlie Kuzma the Best Presentation Award. Judge Ron Wilson, Chef Charlie, Judges Susi Mardis and Jim Cox. Photo Right: Hemingways Chef John Smith prepares his award winning dish for the Eggstrordinary Challenge. Smith won the Best Dish Kowabunga! Trent Ullrich, 11, learns to surf at the kids class hosted by Innerlight, September 20. Its one of the unique Taste of the Beach events for kids.


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PAGE 15 Island Times September 30, 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 Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 Weekly Games Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Upcoming Tourneys Celebration 4444 Education, Oct. 18, 2 p.m. Castaways. Sunrise and Sunset with Safari-Su Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: Are Public Wireless Connections Safe To Use? A: It really depends on how you use them. Here are some tips to help you navigate the public wireless network more safely with your Windows-based computer. First, make sure that you have a good antivirus program on your computer. If you arent sure that you are protected, you can download Microsoft Security Essentials for free from the Microsoft website. Dont download it from any other website, because that could create new problems for you. Also, make is turned on. When in public areas where there are multiple public wireless connections available, choose one that is password protected, when possible. You will have to get the password from the vendor that is providing the service. Also, keep in mind that some of the public wireless connections may be operated by criminals, even though they appear to be legitimate. If you connect to one of those, all the information that you transmit will be exposed to the hackers. Regardless of the kind of device you are using, dont do public wireless services. Wait until you get to your destination. You do not want to put your banking and credit card information at risk. Always use strong passwords for all of your accounts that you access through the Internet. If accessing sensitive data on the Internet, make sure that the website name starts with https. The s means that the website is secure. You can also look for a small yellow lock symbol by the name of the website. If you are using your computer in public places, but do not need to be on the Internet, turn off your wireless signal to prevent hackers from locating your computer. The wireless signal may be controlled by a button on the keyboard, or a small slideswitch. Or, you can right-click on the wireless icon, and click Disable. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Jambo (Hello everybody) Do I put the brakes on and put my life in reverse? Well, I could wish and rub a magic lamp, but life is not for looking backward, but forward. My motto in the past was, deodorize, moisturize and accessorize before I walked out the door. I would lay my clothes out the night before, undergarments, shoes and jewelry. Coordinating purse beside my front door, neatly packed and ready to go. I viewed myself as a petite medium, even though I am 5 7. Petite medium sounds so model-like, dont you agree? Well, as the years rolled forward I gradually became a Petite Large. Growing into ones own early social security age, I am a normal large. As far as the clothes go, special occasions dictate my old routine, and all is dutifully laid out the night before. These days I must admit, since I still follow the deodorize regime with gusto, I do days. The pile sits quietly in its mound on the bedroom settee waiting for additional public exposure. I usually hope and pray I wont run into the same people the following day. petite medium) minus the gymGive strong abs a green light. When youre driving instead of texting at the red light, suck in your stomach for the duration of your stop. Contract your lower Dont forget to breathe. Practice makes perfect. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up your enthusiasm, wrinkles the soul. Deodorize, moisturize with sunscreen, and accessorize your soul. Quaharini (Until we meet again)The Greater Pensacola Chamber will be hosting a seminar for individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to simplify the claims process and answer any legal questions for those interested in seeking restoration funds. The seminar is Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Greater Pensacola Chamber, 117 W. Garden Street. The 2010 oil spill caused sigwest Florida, along with several other Gulf Coast communities. Many victims of the oil spill are not aware that they qualify for compensation or do not want to pursue a claim because it can seem like a daunting task. The tions are needed for BP oil spill claims and what documents are required for submission. The seminar which will be presented by Pensacola-based law firms is free for Chamber members and $10 for the general public. Seating is limited, so visit and register early to reserve your spot by Tuesday, Sept. 30.Chamber Presents Seminar To Answer Oil Claims Questions


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Island Times PAGE 17 September 30, 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 18 Island Times September 30, 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 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 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7Ready To Push Harder? You can feel it in the air, especially in the mornings. Fall is on the horizon. The long, hot, humid summer is coming to an end and you have survived once again. Thats what we do in Northwest Florida as athletes we survive the summers. Summer here can be beautiful. The skies are clear and blue, the sun is brilliant on the water, you can get a tan and sometimes it feels great to perspire freely. Boating, sailing, paddle boarding and skiing are all pleasurable activities. There are festivals, concerts and parties to enjoy. But, for triathletes, runners, walkers, oppressive training conditions are all a tough endurance challenge. Weve gotten up way too early and started our routes before 6 a.m. and delayed our afternoon sessions until after 6 p.m. No matter how early or late, it was still exhausting. Drenched in sweat with labored breathing, we workout. I dont know about you, but none of my long runs were that long. I might have run a lot when the heat index was well over 100 degrees, but I also spent a lot of time inside on a treadmill, elliptical trainer or spin bike. Why do we test ourselves in these trying conditions? For one thing, as athletes were stubborn. We need our workouts for the physical, mental and emotional spark and sense of well being that they provide. We shared the summer trials with our friends and we all held each other accountable. We crave the challenging experiences and the camaraderie. We want to be in shape and were not going to give in. The time has come to start pushing yourself harder. Sign up for a race that tests your limits. There are still triathlons out there and the fall and winter are full of marathon and half-marathon opportunities. Resolve to go further and faster. Yes, its time for long runs, long bike rides and other conditioning work such as hill repeats. Ive run hills all summer, but as part of a route, not a repetitive drill. You need to (and Im not you like. For me thats the Palafox Hill that leads up to Lee Circle in downtown Pensacola. I also like the Bob Sikes Bridge with its great views its much more challenging, but worth it. Running hills builds muscle strength. It is great for your heart and lungs whether you charge up the hill or walk up it. There is a technique involved and you need to remind yourself to take short, choppy steps on the way up, almost like climbing stairs. Long cause hamstring pulls. Downhill running is also an art and you need to extend your stride just a bit and glide down the hills with a rapid turnover of your feet. Many people brake with their feet and thighs and suffer the consequences later in their run. Run as many repeats as you are comfortable with and you will build up over time. If you sign up for an event in Birmingham, Atlanta or even Tallahassee, you will be very glad you did a lot of hill repeats. As youre improving, you can also incorporate speed drills or speed intervals into your routine. These can be done a variety of ways. It can be as simple as setting up two cones or markers and sprinting from one to the other with a brief walking rest in between. You can throw a 30 second sprint into your normal run at various times. You can jog from one light pole to the next and then sprint to the next one, then jog, then sprint. Most people equate speed work with a measured track. You pick a distance you are comfortable with (200, 400, 800 meters or even a mile) and do repeat sprints while jogging or walking in between. There are many formulas for this type of activity and lots of advice on the Internet. After warming up properly and determining your distance, try ten of them. If youre feeling good, jog around the track and then try more. Youll get a feel for what you can handle and youll want to end with a nice run to cool down. As I said there are plenty of tips for this on running websites. By the way, these drills are applicable to almost any activity. You can perform them on your bike, while walking, in the gym and in a pool (okay, no hills there). The fall and spring seasons are amazing times in Northwest Florida. There are mild, pleasing weather conditions, the environment seems much different and I cant think of a better setting for training. Youve held your own in the summer and its time to stretch our your legs and reach farther than you have in months. be well worth it. Rider Heather Nelson is thrilled to get started on her three mile race during the Subway Cycling Classic September 13 on Pensacola Beach. Nelson was one of 229 riders who competed on the scenic and fast course. Subway Cycling Classic organizer David Mayo, left, watches Jack mile race on Pensacola Beach.


Island Times PAGE 19 September 30, 2014 One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Nature Notes Florida Sea Grant, University of Florida / IFAS Escambia County Campanella for SRIA12 years of unbiased service Striving to balance the interests of island residents, leaseholders, businesses and visitorsPaid Political Ad. Paid for & Approved by Thomas Campanella for SRIA Re-Elect Living with Coyotes In recent weeks I have heard of encounters with coyotes on Pensacola Beach. Those who have seen them have asked the question What should I do? Coyotes have been in Florida since the 1960s and can survive in almost every habitat found in our state. Unlike wolves, they tend to hunt alone or with one other animal. Family units can develop territories hunting rodents, snakes, and birds but will hunt domestic pets as well. They are thin and have a gray-brown coat (though some are black) weighing between 20-30 pounds. They differ from dogs in that their paw track is longer and narrower and they run with their tails at halfmast (straight behind them). They hunt day or night but are most active at dawn and dusk. They breed in late winter. Encounters with humans are rare due to their timid nature towards us; they could be nearby but keep their distance. They will hunt pets and only become a problem for us when people feed them; intentionally or not. It is recommended that you not allow your cats to roam free in the evenings and keep your dogs on a short leash when walking. Attacks on humans, though rare, have occurred; more often on children. In almost all cases the animals had been fed by humans and had lost their natural fear. What should you do if you encounter a coyote? Make yourself intimidating; loud noises, waving your hands, opening your jacket are all threats to the animal and will usually end with it running away. Coyotes who do not act this way could be a threat. If you observe threatening behavior from coyotes you should report it to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at 850-265-3676 or 888-404-3922. If you are interested in more information on coyotes or wish to have a community presentation on the animal, contact Sea Grant Agent Rick OConnor at the Es850-932-2211 Monday Half Price BARE, 10 til close Monday Night Football & Pizza Trivia, 8 Tuesday Karaoke with Becky, 8 midnite Wednesday Oct 1 John Hart Band, 8:30 Oct 8 Full Moon Party with Kyle Parker Band, 8:30 Thursday Half Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt Oct 2 Sun Dogs, 8 Tyler Mac Band 8 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk A Beach Tradition Monday Fri, Oct 3 Astronauts, 9 Sat, Oct 4 John Hart Band 4:30 8:30 Casey Jamerson Band, 9 Sun, Oct 5 Woody Bradshaw & The Banditos, 3-8 Karaoke w/Becky, 9 Fri, Oct 10 Class X, 9 Sat, Oct 11 Class X, 9 Sun, Oct 12 Crosstown, 4-8 Karaoke w/Becky, 9made with Kahlua Tradition Its Always Shakin 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk Congrats to our Shaker Queen Shelly PittmanOpen 10 am to 3 am 7 days a weekOCT 8 The Royal Moment Former Shaker Queen Tina Sarra, left, turns the reign over to the new Queen Shelly Pittman, center, who will represent the Sandshaker in parades and events. Bar co-owner Beverly Campbell presided over the coronation at the tenth annual Shakerfest, September 14. Beach School Fall Festival Thursday, Oct. 30 5 to 8 p.m. on Campus Food Games Prizes


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