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Volume XIII, Number 25 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 3, 2018 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 Sound The Alarm Beach Weekend Orlando Rivera from the Midway Fire District in Santa Rosa County


PAGE 2 Island Times April 3, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarBCC: Thursday, April 5, Agenda Review, 9 a.m.; Public Forum, 4:30 p.m.; Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: Wednesday, April 11, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Full Board Meeting. Agenda BCC: Thursday, April 12 Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.; 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 Candidates Forum: Tuesday, April 17 Beach Community Church 6 p.m. Commission District Four SRIA: Wednesday, April 25, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Town Hall Meeting Congestion Management Plan Art, Recreation & Sports (including school teams & organizations) Education (public or private education) Hardship Support Services Public Safety & Environment


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 April 3, 2018 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 WINGS79cEvery Thursday 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 Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On The Islander Newspaper August 14, 1992 When I was a little girl I always thought one of the funniest pictures in the family photo album was the one of my dad wearing his Shriners Fez. He was a gentle smiling man, so the photo of him wearing that headpiece and looking sternly at the camera always blew me away. I suppose every Shriner must have the same dedication he had. Although he migrated from New Mexico to Nebraska as a young family man, he never temple in Albuquerque. He sent his dues there and he mailed his Shriners Hospital contributions to the temple which had a name that I can no longer remember and never could pronounce. To me, the name of the temple, was strange, too. After my dad had been a ceived a tie tack The Scimitar with a diamond in the curve. He wore it frequently, obviously proud that he had received such recognition. Unfortunately, on one of his trips to New Orleans to see us, the tie tack disappeared. Shelley says all she can remember from that visit was looking for Bampos tie tack. My parents had packed to leave. Their bags were in the hallway, and suddenly Dad realized the tie tack was gone. The entire household was turned into a frenzied search, and I kept wondering if we could buy a new one. I had little hope that we would locate the tiny piece of jewelry that morning. But we kept looking because it meant so much to Dad. Finally, my mother who had taken the sheets room. Carefully, we picked the sheets out of the basket (we were blessed that she had not put them in the washing machine) and we shook them. The tie tack cheered. Dad left New Orleans that morning a happy man, complete with his Shriners jewelry glimmering on his tie. He continued every year to send his contributions to Albuquerque for the Crippled Childrens Hospitals. And, when he died his temple made one last donation, dedicated to his memory. Most of us are aware of the parades, public high jinx, and the fun Shriners always display at their conventions, but its always nice to keep in mind that they are the guys who support hospitals where hundreds of thousands of youngsters have received treatment for problems caused by crippling accidents and diseases. Personally, if I happen to run into any of the thousands of Shriners who have honored us by holding their convention here this weekend, Ill bid them welcomeand I will be looking to see if any of them are wearing diamond studded tie tacks. The first ever Walk The Beach To Fight ALS is set for Sunday, April 15 at 9:30 a.m. on Pensacola Beach. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Flounders Chowder House. Participants will walk as a group from Flounders east along the multi-use path to Gowens Park and return to Flounders for a VIP Walkers Party and ceremony. Walk The Beach is intended to raise awareness and funds for ALS, a deadly progressive neurodegenerative disease. All of the proceeds will be donated to the local ALS Chapter to honor Pensacola Beach resident and businessman Jim Elbert who passed away in February after a courageous battle with ALS. The Elbert Family has organized this event to serve as a living tribute and memorial to their patriarch. Along the Walk The Beach for ALS route are points-of-interest which relate to Jim Elberts longtime residency sacola Beach. The walk will go from the former Island Style shop next to Flounders along the bike path to the Gowens park, Jims son and the Beach Walk organizer. This route showcases the many places that Pop held dear to his heart as well as the multiple locations of my familys businesses, such as Discount Beachwear, Island Video, The "Pink Store" and Toucan's T-shirt Shop. The Beach Walk route mid-point turnaround is his own street, Panferio Drive, where we spent so many wonderful times as a family. Entry is $25 and includes a custom Walk The Beach t-shirt and a ticket to attend the VIP Walkers Celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Flounders. Light refreshments are included. There will be a cash bar. Funds raised will go toward: Continuing the 150+ research projects looking into the causes of ALS in hopes of developing better treatments Supporting patient services clinics, support groups, equipment lending, and transportation Leading the way in helping to ensure the ALS community has proper access to care There is currently no cure for ALS, added Elbert. And that is just unacceptable for a disease with a life expectancy of 2-5 years. I am so excited to be hosting this fundraiser. The money that we raise will go towards a mission that we can all get behind a world without ALS. We need to do everyand a cure. Together, let's make a The event is open to the public and is family-friendly. The pace will be leisurely and strollers are welcome. Those who do not wish to walk the route are welcome to attend the event with a $25 donation. Grab a group of friends and create a team, encouraged Elbert. The 2018 fundraising goal is $10,000. On behalf of my entire family, we are honored and grateful to all who participate. The Walk the Beach for ALS has its own fundraising page where donations are being accepted. For more information, to volunteer or to pre-register, please WalktheBeachforALS or call 850-554-6652.Walk The Beach To Honor Jim Pop ElbertEvent Raises Funds, ALS Awareness Jim Pop ElbertIts time to shine. The Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fundraiser with Silver Connection Jewelry Wednesday, April 11 through Friday, April 13 at the Gulf Breeze Hospital campus. The sale will take place in the lobby area of the Medical Office Building which is immediately adjacent to the Gulf Breeze Hospital building. The sale will conducted Wednesday, April 11 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Silver SaleThursday, April 12 from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.; and Friday, April 13 from 8 a.m. until noon. Silver Jewelry Connection has an entire line of sterling silver items as well as costume jewelry. The selection will be varied. at Gulf Breeze Hospital. For more information on the sale or Gulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary, please call Wendy Brandon at 850-748-0006.


PAGE 4 Island Times April 3, 2018 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 Music Wednesday, April 4, 6 Sugar Ray Rayford Thursday, April 5, 6 Markey Blue Friday, April 6, 6 Saturday, April 7, 6 Swingtown Steve Miller T ribute Sunday, April 8, 3 The Barons ~ ~ ~ Tuesday, April 10, 6 The Barons Wednesday, April 11, 6 Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers Thursday, April 12, 6 Ray Fuller & The Blues Rockers Friday, April 13, 6 Paxton Norris Band Saturday, April 14, 6 Big Al & The Heavyweights Sunday, April 15, 3 Big Al & The Heavyweights Food & Fun Chef Johns Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials ~ Full Service Bar ~ Friendly 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 events Sunday Fun Day Come as you are by bike, boat or car. Memorial Day Weekend New Orleans Blueswomen x 90 play Sunday & Monday, May 27-28 Sit in the sand Dine by the SoundLIL READERHailey Rose Mardis is having Island Times delivered to her mailbox. While the pre-schooler Thinking she will share her copy of the beachs newspaper with maybe she likes the cartoons and the photos. Happy reading.STRAIGHTEN UP has orthodontics on her teeth. little third grader is not a bit timid IN BOCCA AL LUPO of the Pensacola Beach Womans raiser that was part of the Fashion 50/50 winner and admitted that she was the high bidder on an BEING YOUNGMelissa Wright celebrated SAILING AWAYBeach residents will rememfrom their Boardwalk shop Lee bored over the last decades with a big boat named The Pelican. Follow them at THE PALFormer professional baseball player and Island Times not slowed down. This year he The Sandspurparadise has been leased to him long time. He did not arrive with There are lots of people on the notable that the park area that is The whole shebang was sion and Langley Bell was the correct. is the head honcho at the Holiday threw in the name of the second lived in Villa Primera. That's do a history report in grade school the entrance of Pensacola Bay to goddess. recalled a common nickname for on the beach was called Ariola The Trivia Master tips his hat Island plats in her real estate inventors of the Pensacola Beach Challenge was held on Pensacola owner of an Island Times trivia in time to wear it at the April 14 island bar. with answer is April 10.John Seadog Selak passed away Monday, March 26 at home on Pensacola Beach. He was an iconic beach character, surfer, entertainer, musician, comedian, poet, photographer, black belt, crab wrangler. He had an irrepressible spirit, endless compassion, a vast spirituality and the uncanny ability to elevate, love and enchant the world around him. SeadogNovember 15,1953 March 26,2018


PAGE 5 Island Times April 3, 2018 PBA A Candidate Forum and Meet-and-Greet is set for Tuesday, April 17 at 6 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Community Church at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18. The Pensacola Beach Advocates and Dr. Laurence Larry Smith are co-hosting the event. Voters can familiarize themselves with the six candidates who are running County Commission seat that trict Four. We expect a crowd, so doors will open at 5:30 p.m. said Pensacola Beach Advo cates Board Chair Terry Preston. for a prompt 6 p.m. start!Meet County Commission Candidates At Beach ForumHalf Dozen Vie To Represent District Four Constituentser, Kendrick Doidge, William Fetke, Christopher Phillips, Terry Strickland and Boyce White. so voting will take place in the cinct 94 is located on Pensacola registered voters in Precinct 94. Dr. Laurence Larry Smith given two minutes to make an the question-and-answer session. We are asking for queslate for the most common inquiry, said Smith. We can maximize the time, avoid duplication and hear more from the candidates using this method. The question-and-answer session will conclude at 7:15 p.m. and time for a closing statement. six candidates have confirmed they will attend, said Preston. Please join us, and then head over to Bands on the Beach! The Candidates Forum is encouraged to attend. There is ample parking at the Pensacola Beach Community Church, located at 920 Panferio Drive.Escambia County District Four Commission Candidates participated in a Candidates Forum at The Lewis Bear Company, March 22. They are (L to R): Boyce White, Terry Strickland, Christopher Phillips, Bill Fetke, Kendrick Doidge and Robert Bender. Trolleys Roll Into Summer Season will roll along island avenues afronmental Committee approved the interlocal agreement at their March 28 meeting. presented the schedule and costs. vice May 28, running daily from 4 p.m. to midnight. Two trolley routes run from Park West to Por servicing the core area. The cost of the 2018 trolley contract is $172,147 for the for 102 days of service. The funding for the trolleys is provided lease fees. Smith asked Committee mem and ownership as it related to Funds. Ghio responded that the funds were a portion of the pur chase, and the trolleys are owned that they are for island-only use and annual costs relate to operations and maintenance, not rental of the units. The item moves to the Full Board Meeting, April 11 at 5 p.m.


PAGE 6 Island Times 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 45 A Via de Luna 934-4848 OPEN EVERYDAY 7:30 am to 3 pm Daily Specials Homemade Soups Fresh Fish Tacos April 3, 2018 Great Gumbo! The Frisky Dolphin Team (L to R) Kelly Beverly, Michael Hall, Todd Henderson and Kevin Hausfeld brought home a second place award in the professional category of the Gulf Breeze Rotary Beach Blvd. overlooking Sabine Marina. It's still a bit too chilly for me to believe that Spring has Sprung regardless of what my calendar says. Yes, I thought I heard the voices of wait, that's just Peanut and Bill snoring on the couch together (the sound of all seasons). At least the sun is shining and it's beautiful outside (viewed from the inside). I just need a few more degrees on the thermometer. An additional 20 degrees would be nearly per fect. I say nearly because if it's absolutely perfect, then I'd feel compelled to go outside. With nearly, it's always a nice choice. I like choices, as I'm sure we all do. I had the choice recently to call and complain to a credit card company. I received a let ter saying that my interest would increase. No choice. Wrong! There's always a choice, even if it's choosing between a rock and a hard place. After verifying all the necessary information to convince them I was me, I was supplying a reference code which was a string of letters. I was going with the basics like C for Charlie. I reached an "O" and said, O as in Oprah." Next letter was W. I said, W as in Win. the customer service rep started laughing and said, I was positive you were gonna say Winfrey for the W. I got the giggles, too, but I told her that everybody knows Oprah. She said she needed that laugh. So did I and after asking politely for a review of my personal account (which I knew was stellar), she authorized the retention of my current lower interest rate. Just goes to show you, it never hurts to be nice, laughing is necessary and being kind is never wasted. As much as I love Spring, I've always deplored spring cleaning. Oh, I've had years where Ive vowed, This is it. I'm gonna do it! It's not the actual cleaning itself I hate, it's that whole idea of cleaning out and getting rid tally peeved at having to clean the cleaning equipment that was supposed to make my life easier. I have tossed a lot of things over the years, mostly with the help of a hurricane or two. (Which we will not have this Season.) But as soon as I pull out a box or drawer and start trying to sort the contents, the memories begin to play in my brain like my life. I remember when my daughter Mel made and painted the plaster casts of this long faded Christmas Bells ornament which still hangs on the Christmas Tree each year. I remember the day Jesiah came home from kindergarten with a picture made by placing his tiny feet in paint and stepping on paper in a deand leaf included). I remember how excited Sissy was when she brought me her "cwabs" made from her tiny hand prints. When my Mother died, my sisters and I marveled at all the cards she kept; every single one we had ever given her. Going through them brought the mem ories of our lives together. We would ask, What grade were you in when you made that one? We laughed as we re-lived vacations, family reunions, long summers and each single holiday we shared that bonded and shaped our family. These things were not junk or trash to our Mother. They were simply part of her treasures. Once she was gone, they became our treasures and brought us closer togeth er than ever before. I see my Mother every day when I look at her tin sweet tea pitcher which I use to hold large kitchen utensils. And I long for my Daddy when I rinse his "Retired souvenir ashtray. When it's time for my next journey, I want my family to know and feel my love for them. I want them to know that these things I've kept are tangible trea sures that keep the memories for us all. That I loved each one of them so much that I couldn't part with a reindeer made of one footprint and 2 handprints or all the silly and loving cards. And yes, I held on to all those mainly horrible school pictures because they meant so much to me (even my own school pictures). How else would my grandchildren grade? How would they compare the photos of their own future children to see who favored whom? So, I'll just do the dang cleaning and forget the packrat piles of containers that hold so many parts of my life, heart and soul. I hope they will laugh and reminisce with joy for what they may be holding in their hand; solid. You don't get that from cyberspace. All that talking and thinking has made me very thirsty, even though it was just a couple of hours ago that I had lunch. My sweet, sweet friend Courtney Winstead treated me to lunch as a thank you for her birthday gift. Who else does that? I'm a blessed and lucky gal to have such a wonderful friend. However, I'm still thirsty.... so let's make a nice cocktail instead of cleaning. Keep in mind that each ingredient can be used to clean something.....I prefer mine in a glass. Lucy's Kleaning Lemonade 1 Part Vodka 2 Parts fresh lemonade 1 Part Club Soda 1 cup honey 1 cup sugar Make fresh lemonade with real squeezed lemons. Add honey and sugar in a small saucepan. Heat on medium, stirring constantly until sugar grains are dissolved and syrup is hot, but not boiling. Gradually pour syrup into lemonade stirring and tasting until it's to your liking. Combine the rest over ice couch. Enjoy, share and be kind. See ya in the kitchen.... Get your feet moving at 22 on Pensacola Beach. Run a race, dance to the live music and stroll along the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk at the weekend event. Saturday, April 21 at 8 a.m. and the proceeds from the race are donated to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Discounted after April 7, so get registered deadline to enter online is midnight, April 20; but you can enter on race day. The race course begins and ends at the Gulfside Pavilion, near Crabs on Pensacola Beach. Festival Race Supports Island School


Island Times PAGE 7 April 3, 2018 PBA See all our listings at or call 1.850.932.0067 Joe Billingsly Megan Bithos Nancy Born Jennifer Cole Rick Golden Ginger Green Nance Robby Greene Ardythe Haas Stephanie Harrington Dominic Lauber Jennifer McCrary David Owens Kathy Billingsly Ray Fen Shi Fred Simmons joe Stanton Sandy Zern Kevin HayesCONTACT OUR AGENTS 712 Via de Luna $334,500 JUST STEPS AWAY FROM GULFBack on market! Beautiful mid-century 3BR/1BA home. New roof, French doors in Living room. MLS #532890 Chamber Fills Beach With Green, Covenant Gets GoldIrish eyes were smiling on the Pensacola Beach Chamber and Mother Nature provided a perfect day on Pensacola Beach for the revelers who attended the March 17 St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl. The sunny, warm springtime Saturday saw 18,460 cars travel through the Bob Sikes Toll Facility as the beach businesses braced for the well-attended St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. The event, which was founded by John Patrick "Paddy" Blake, is dedicated to raising funds in his memory. The Pensacola Beach Chamber will make a donation to Covenant Care in the amount of $2,670 at their Business After Hours, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. at Frisky Dolphin. "The t-shirt sales generate the funds, and we sold them all," said Pensacola Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland. "We are pleased to be able to support the beach business community with this event, and honor the memory of its founder with a donation to Covenant Hospice." The Pensacola Beach Chamber partners with the Santa Rosa Island Authority in a support role for Red, White and Blues Week. The Chamber hosts the beach's premier food festival, Taste of the Beach, September 15 followed by the Art and Wine Festival, October 21. Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit begins December 1. For more information, www. PensacolaBeachChamber,com or call 850-932-1500. First time St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl attendees (L to R) Henry and Joy McLaurine, and Tina and Joe Leonard were pacing themselves as they John "Slappy" Foster goes all out in his St. Paddy's Day Pub Crawl attire. He was at the Paradise Bar and Grill stop on the Crawl looking as Irish as a leprechaun. When he is not working in the Gulf Breeze Hospital Escambia County Traffic Engineers installed equipment which gives them the capability signal at the intersection of Via de Luna and Fort Pickens Road. The box located at the southern side of the intersection is wrapped in an impressive Blue Angels Air Show and a Pensacola Beach Ball graphic. intersection, particularly on busy is an ongoing problem which ofintends to coordinate with law enforcement to remotely manipulate the signal timings. According to David Forte, tions division manager, the equipment is fully implemented and came "online" with the County's on February 14. It can be moniweek, but any funding for weekend or 24 hour monitoring has yet heaviest on the weekends. Forte noted that other intersections in Escambia County have been controlled remotely but, to date, the Beach's has not. Intersection Signalization Upgrade Looks Great, Yet To Be Used


PAGE 8 Island Times April 3, 2018 PBA SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018, 8:30 AM TO NOONFlounders Chowder House, Pensacola Beach ROUTE: FLOUNDERS TO AVENIDA 11 AND BACK A FUNDRAISER TO FIGHT ALS april 15, 2018 FINE SPEAKERS Pensacola Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Finals are April 3 at 6 p.m. at the Beach Church. Competing will be the top three from grades 3-5, who were chosen on March 28. Third grade: 1. Aubrey McMillion, 2. Sawyer Asmar, 3. Devon Uniacke Fourth grade: 1. Ania Uzsok, 2. Estelle Reese, 3. Bella Ciolino Fifth grade: 1. Buck Trammel, 2. Chloe McMillion, 3. Brody Hills SAFE SWIMMERS Safety Day at the Beach School. Pensacola Beach public safety will make their annual visit to the school to remind students about all the safest ways to enjoy the beach and pool this year. MATH STARS ers will travel to Washington High School April 14 to test their math skills against the brightest and best in Escambia County at the 2018 Sunshine Math Competition. The Beach School has been competing in this event since 1993. KEEP LOOKING UP The Escambia Amateur Astronomers will be at the Beach School Friday, April 20 for Astronomy Night from 6 to 8 p.m. The group brings telescopes and computer aided sky viewing equipment plus a band of knowledgable volunteers. The event is open to the public on campus, weather permitting. READY FOR BIG SCHOOL Kindergarten registration and orientation at Pensacola Beach Elementary is set for Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. I look forward to meeting all my new friends who are interested in being Beach School students, said Jennifer Neal, kindergarten teacher. Kindergar ten is an exciting experience and should be a most enjoyable one. I intend to do all I can to ensure that each child has a successful beginning. Enrollment forms are available at The 850-934-4020. OPERA OPEN TO ALL The Pensacola Beach School second grade class will once again write, produce and perform an opera. The students, under the direction of Music Teacher Mary Holway, will perform May 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Beach Church. This production The Day the Crayons Quit is based on the book by Drew Daywalt and Olithe public. STRUTTING THEIR STUFF The annual Sandpiper Strut, a school fundraiser, is set for Friday, May 11. Students will walk from the Beach School along the sidewalk to the Casino Beach. An awards ceremony immediately follows for students who have raised the most in pledge money, and everyone enjoys a picnic lunch before returning to school. Residents are welcome to line the route, wave and cheer as the 150 Via de Luna. Donations are accepted at FOR YOUR CALENDAR April 6: Reports Cards third nine week grading period Monday, May 28: Memorial Day, no classes June 1: last day of school, early release


PAGE 9 Island Times April 3, 2018 Read&RelaxIsland Times...pick up or click MyIslandTimes.comFrom Firefighters To Water Circus April Offers Events For EveryoneBands on the Beach The free concert series kicks Kidney Walk Ocean Hour Clean Up Gulf Coast Half Marathon School of the Soldier Pensacola Beach Firefighters Challenge Cirque Italia Bird Walk & Field Trip Beach Walk For ALS Candidates Forum Star Gazing Crawfish Festival Sunset on Santa Rosa Island Earth Day at the EPA Traffic Congestion Management Plan Forum DeLuna Beach Games


PAGE 10 Island Times April 3, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: How Do I Cancel My Facebook Account? A: The latest news about Facebook has some Facebook users wondering if they should continue to use that service. According to news sources, it appears that an app allegedly used by Cambridge Analytica was able to collect personal information from approximately 50 million users. The app reportedly while not telling them that the app was capable of collecting personal information about them and about people in their friends list. This case highlights a problem that has long been present in social media networks. The problem is that personal information can be accessed by many third party apps that are used by the account owner. Social media services make money by selling advertisements. To better target their market, advertisers make use of personal details provided by the social media service. We probably don't know all the ways that our information is collected. Before deciding to cancel curity and privacy settings in your account. Changing those settings may reduce the risk that your information will be used without your knowledge. Follow the instructions below to get to the account settings, then look at Security and Login, Privacy, Ads and Apps. In my account I found that lots of ads could be blocked, in addition to apps that I had supposedly liked (which I never and hide sensitive information. Only your friends, not the public, should be able to see your postings. Some information, such as birthday, address, and current location should always be hidden. To cancel a Facebook account, choose the arrow at the top of the Facebook page, just to the right of the Quick Help symbol (click the triangle that points downward). On the list that appears, choose the Settings menu. Then, from the menu that appears, choose the General option. In the General Account Settings, choose Manage AcDeactivate Your Account. The user's password will be required in order to proceed past that point. Once that is done, choose a reason for closing the account and click Deactivate. If also using Facebook Messenger, it remains active and would have to be deactivated separately in the Messenger remains visible to people who want to send you a message. To close the Messenger account, photo. Under Privacy and Settings, enter your password and choose Deactivate. Some users are switching to Instagram, another Facebook company, because it seems to be less intrusive. But, keep in mind that it probably will make several billion dollars this year from advertising. This article was provided by Joe Stukey, of the Stukey Group. Contact Joe at jstukey@mchsi. com by phone at 850-206-3156, or look Joe up on Facebook. Visit Pensacola launched their Tourism Works for Pensacola campaign, March 21. This is a public service campaign designed to educate citizens about the economic impact and overall value of tourism to the local economy. Jason Nicholson, a veteran of the tourism industry with over 30 years of experience, Chairman of Visit Pensacola and Vice President of Operations of Innisfree Hotels expressed just how vital the tourism industry is to our community. Forty-six percent of all ad valorem taxes (property taxes) paid in Escambia County are paid by accommodation providers which include hotels, condominiums, bed and breakfasts or home rental, Nicholson explained. Because of those guests coming into our accommodations, we get to employ 17 percent of Escambia Countys workforce which equates to over $380 million in payroll. In a beautiful cycle, that revenue is seen in the smiles of our employees when they provide for their family, in the citys infrastructure and so much more. These revenues, generated by visitor spending, provide critical revenue for programs on which all Escambia County residents rely and enjoy. The return on investment is clear: as the Pensacola Bay Area continues to welcome record numbers Jason Nicholson, a veteran of the tourism industry with over 30 years of experience, Chairman of Visit Pensacola and Vice President of Operations of Innisfree Hotels Bands on the Beach strums to life Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. The free concert series which is funded through the islands lease fees, will feature The Modern Eldorados. The group, founded by Mobile based singer/songwriter Gretsch Lyles (photo, left) has been described as a cultural asset and a Mobile, Alabama Treasure. The Modern Eldorados are dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Rockabilly and traditional country music. Bring your chairs, enjoy the show. Pets and glass containers are prohibited. for more. Modern Eldorados Kick Off Concert Series


Island Times PAGE 11 April 3, 2018 Pensacolas Oldest Name in Retail Downtown since 1910 36 E. Garden Street Pensacola 850-438-1628 www.rcaamall.comREYNALDSCollectibles & Antique MallMid-Century Modern Furniture Chairs, Art, Tables & More Bar Ware Vintage Military Items Sharla Dawn At DawnLifes too short to read boring stuffNAME:____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________ CITY: _____________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ Get Island Times in your mailbox Send $32 to: Shelley Ink, PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Island TimesSharla Dawn Gorder, a writer living on Santa Rosa Island, is the author of My Vices Collide, A Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up. Gulf Front CondoSans Souci Unit 208 $429,000 MLS# 530607 Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Emerald-Coast.orgIm being watched! (And so are you) And Ive decided thats good thing. Remember that old 80s paranoia songI always feel like somebodys watching mewhere the poor guys afraid to close his eyes in the shower for fear hell open them to some kind of bloody Psycho scenario? Ha! Thats not the kind of watching Im feeling here. No, Im hearing that sweet Gershwin love song from the 1920sIm a little lamb thats lost in a wood/ I know I could/ always be good/ to one wholl watch over me. Im being looked after; I am not aloneeven on this desolate beach at dawn. I havent always felt watched over by an over-arching benevolent life forcecall it God, or Jehovah, or Vishnu, or Bah or Allah, or Universe, or your late Uncle Fred. I havent felt worthy of such attentionespecially during times of little-lost-lamb that worthiness has nothing to do with it. Thank Godor Uncle FredI get a chaperone regardless of merit. I just have to look uplook up from my life, and see the real world around me. For me, that means getting out of my head, getting out of my house and getting out onto this beach at daybreak. face in the cloudsJoin the Ocean Hour volunteers for a Beach Clean Up, Saturday, April 7 at the foot of the Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge. Registration is a 8:45 a.m. and the clean up begins at 9 a.m. Meet at The Grand Marlin parking lot. Ocean Hour provides all the clean up supplies. Volunteers should bring water, sunscreen, wear clothing appropriate for the weather. The clean up concludes at 10 a.m. Ocean Hour will conduct Spend An Hour On The Beachtwo more clean up events at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 7. One is at the Bob Sikes Bridge north end in Gulf Breeze. Take the south bound lanes and meet in the parking lot before crossing the bridge. The other is at the Naval Live Oaks Reservation, Gulf Islands National Seashore,1801 Gulf Breeze Parkway. For more information about Ocean Hour visit; or on Facebook, Event Goes To The Dogs,CatsPensacola-area animal rescue organizations are hosting the Adoption Event Saturday, April 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Pensacola Fairgrounds. From cats and dogs to pigs and horses, there will be hundreds of domestic animal friends hopever home. This family-friendly and admission, fun kids activities, educational opportunities and demonstrations. There will be fundraising opportunities to nizations, as well as pet-related merchandise for purchase. For more information, please visit the Animal Allies Florida at


Island Times April 3, 2018 PAGE 12 Seeing Stars................... this weeks horoscopes S unrise and S unset with Safari-Su by Susan Haselton-Barr 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 Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Barr 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Call today to order850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home McClure Drive Gulf Breeze Great Rates Safe, Clean & Secure 24/7 Digital Surveillance Professional Management Boat Parking Drive Up Access Moving & Packing Supplies Climate Controlled Self Storage 850-879-2112 850-932-2323new name, same great service Did you know...ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Resist a confrontation with that irksome person. The matter will soon blow over anyway. Meanwhile, channel your high Arian energy into areas with more positive potential. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) The innovative Bovine finds a creative way to resolve a sensitive domestic problem by midweek. A former colleague returns with an intriguing business suggestion. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) An unexpected critical statement from someone you trust could catch you momentarily off guard. But you soon recover your equilibrium and rise to the challenge. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might feel you can handle a new project on your own. But advice from someone with experience could help you avoid possibly costly as well as time-consuming obstacles. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Waiting for others to make decisions is difficult for the takecharge Lion. But by week's end, you should hear news that will help you regain control of the situation. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your superjudgmental side could dominate the week unless you try to keep it in check. Otherwise you risk offending people, including some who are very close to you. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect more information to come out about that possible career shift. Meanwhile, your loving concern helps someone close to you get through a worrisome period. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Despite an occasional setback, workplace pressures should continue to ease through most of the week. This would be a good time to plan that long-delayed trip. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) The sage Sagittarian quickly recognizes an opportunity when she or he sees it, especially if it's one you've been planning for. Take aim and go for it. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The Sea Goat's unique insight guides you as you check out a questionable situation. Your efforts should prove rewarding for you and your many supporters. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might want to pace yourself a bit more. Rushing could lead to serious slipups. Take more time to check out details you might otherwise overlook. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The best way to resolve those remaining problems is to ask others for help. They'll be happy to do so, especially when you agree to share the credit for a job well done. Jambo! (Hello Everyone) Well-fed dogs and nesting birds always return home or to the Paradise we call home. Summer is here and our local residents are flocking back to Pensacola Beach. I was trying to get across the street to the Gulf Breeze CVS on Saturday. I was on the post office side of Highway 98. After moving only a few feet in 10 minutes I sighed, so loud, the car vibrated. I did the unthinkable. Parked my car in the nearest spot which was clear across the Walmart parking lot near Starbucks. Shod in my tennis shoes this lady (me) hoofed it to the crosswalk. Now to play Disney Crossy Roads on Highway 98. CVS was in my crosshairs and I gingerly waved my arms to all vehicles blocking the intersection. Pleading with the drivers, I made eye contact, Please dont hit me. Please look up and see me. Please stop texting. With great skill I made it to the other side. Only a few honks and strange gestures ensued with my arrival at CVS. With anxious trepidation I walked through the sliding front door. Were bandaids and antibiotic cream worth this perilous trek? Then I heard the sweet words, yet again, from CVS Manager Shelly Pittman, Welcome to our valuable CVS shopper Susan Haselton-Barr. The world became right again. The days of spring and summer will fly by. Fall will come and only the locals will reclaim our slice of Heaven. Be patient. There is hope. Tip: Ive reached an age where my train of thought often leaves the station without me! Enjoy your summer. Take advantage of our slice of Heaven. Go to the beach during the weekdays, however. Lets look to the past only as it gives us pleasure. Lets look to the future only as it gives us hope. that Jupiters giant red spot is twice as big as Earth? that Eugene Cernan was the last man to walk on the moon? that the average person speaks 7,000 to 20,000 words in a day? that President James Madison was the first U. S. president to declare war? that Pennsylvania is the only U. S. state with a name beginning with the letter p


Island Times PAGE 13April 3, 2018 Nature Notes .........By Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent at University of Florida IFAS/Escambia County Extension Andra MorganOwner/Broker850-450-8844Buying? Selling? Contact us! Kathy DreadinRealtor850-982-8140The Andra Morgan Team Professionals You Can Trust 850-450-8844 850-982-8140 17 years experience in Pensacola Beach Real Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Pensacola Beach To Go! Is it Seagrass or Seaweed? For many, it really does not Yes there is. Seagrass is what sound side seaweed is what we grasses. They are true plants in the sense they have roots, stems, very hard to see them. Pollen and snorkeling in seagrass meadows mon types we have here. Seaweeds on the other hand, the Gulf? Like all plants, seagrasses Near the shore, there is enough do have seagrasses growing in quire seagrasses, or salt marshes, Seaweeds also need sunlight. our area is sand, so we do not see health. grasses live are also popular spots throughout the seagrass meadows and, unlike some grasses in our and Living Shorelines are some Control Division also treated the mosquito prevention during the event. County Collects TiresBattery Cooper Closes Battery Cooper Loop Road in the the road and area surrounding


PAGE 14 Island Times April 3, 2018 CalendarCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGAre 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. Reynalds, 36 E. Garden St. Call for easy directions from the Beach. 850-438-1628. For Sale: Two 150 year old crystal candle stick holders $50. 6 Mikasa 11 in. White dinner plates,cost $130; sell for $30. Desk, Chair and Desk Lamp $35. 4 Crystal Bar Glasses and Crystal tray $25. If interested will email a photo. Pensacola Beach 850-932-4804 or jeanmnaber@gmailcom Adopt a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter (www. or the Pensacola Humane Society Antiques and Such For SaleCLASSIFIED 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. Real Estate For Sale 1705 Ensenada Uno, Pensacola Beach. 5 Bedrooms/5Baths+2 Half Baths, 3313SF, $849,900 Stay. Play. Have it Pay! Unique waterfront home or investment property located on Santa Rosa Sound with 5 ensuite bedrooms, pier, boat slip. All rooms open to a balcony or deck with sweeping panoramic views MLS#518006 Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850-748-0865 Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico, Santa Rosa Sound, and eight miles of National Seashore; Portofino offers unmatched natural beauty along with top-notch resort amenities. 3/3.5, 2033 SF. $939,000. Call Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Resort Realty, 850-377-3145 Live, Dream, and Play in Pensacola Beach! Have the home you have always wanted. This beach house has 6 bedrooms with 4 full baths. Deeded access to the water. Perfect for entertaining. Open kitchen, center island, stainless steel appliances, and double doors leading to breath taking views of the Sound. 115 Via de Luna, $749,000 MLS 529223 Schedule your showing today with Dustin Reeves, Upside Realty LLC 850-255-1655 850-255-1655 Now is the Best Time to Sell Your Condo. Prices are up Inventory down. Kim Gibbons, Emerald Coast Realty, 850-380-9064 APRIL 2018 3: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 3: PB Optimist Club Oratorical Contest Final, Beach Church 7: Kidney Walk, 8 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 5K Walk (not a race). To raise awareness of Kidney Disease and transplant. 7: Ocean Hour Clean Up, 8:45 am. Bob Sikes Bridge near The Grand Marlin & Naval Live Oaks, GB. 8: Gulf Coast Half Marathon, 10 miler and 5K. www.runpensacolabeach. com/home.html 8: School of the Soldier, Ft. Pickens, 11 a.m. Meet at Ft. Pickens Bookstore. 850-934-2600, guis 10: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 11: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas Challenge. Casino Beach, Saturday, 8:30 to 4. 14: Audubon Field Trip Ft Pickens. 7:30 a.m. Meet at Park West parking lot 15: Beach Walk for ALS to honor the memory of Jim Elbert. 8:30 reg, $25. 9:30 walk Flounders to Gowens Park back to Flounders. Party 10:30 to noon. 15: School of the Soldier, Ft. Pickens, 11 a.m. Meet at Ft. Pickens Bookstore. 850-934-2600, www. 17: Candidate Forum, Beach Church, 6 pm 17: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 19: PB Chamber Beach Ball Breakfast Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Guest Passes call 850-932-1500. lies and PB Boardwalk. Sat & Sunday, too. 20: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. eaaa. net 21: Audubon Society Bird Walk, Meet at 9 a.m. at Park West. Walk will be in Ft. Pickens. 21: Earth Day at EPA, 10 2. EPA Pensacola Beach, thru Villa Sabine to EPA. 21: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. eaaa. net 23: Town Hall Meeting, Congestion Management Plan, 5:30 to 7, location TBA 23: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board Meeting, 6 p.m. on Campus. Open to public. 24: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, 5: 30 p.m. Frisky Dolphin. Guest Passes, 850-932-1500 24: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 25: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 28: DeLuna Beach Games. 7:30 a.m. Three open water swim courses. Volleyball tournament. Flounders. Hosted by MAY 2018 1: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. petition. Casino Beach. All weekend. Open to spectators at no charge 5: Pensacola Beach Optimist Club Kentucky Derby Party. Santa Rosa Dunes Clubhouse. Fundraiser for Beach School and others. Tickets, 850-384-7436 8: Bands on the Beach, free concert. For all the small jobs you need done Call Rick at HANDYMAN SERVICES 904-557-1041 20 plus years experience Jane Waters Little Free Library Check it out! Books & Magazines Open 24/7. All ages. Take a Book Bring a book (optional)1203 Ariola DriveThis is your view I DO in intimate weddings. Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas. More information or to book your service: 850-748-6878 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 2018 Island Times Hurricane Guidewhat you need to know before the blow delivered by mail to island leaseholders 10,000 print copies online guide available worldwide advertising deadline April 3:


PAGE 15 Island Times April 3, 2018 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home usinessuzzB B Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Pai-Shau FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach Pensacola Beach raised Lacie law office, Lacie Bowden Law, P.A. in Gulf Breeze. Its the newest adinclude wills, ease, so her slogan breeze! More about this online The Santa Rosa Island Authird highest for condo sales on Pensacola Beach in 2017. That is Visit Florida inside the I-10 WelFlorida hashtag, #LoveFL. The sealed with a weather guard to Gulf Power received unaniLacie Bowden of food and beverages.) So vote bers, answer questions, encourage


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Island Times PAGE 17 April 3, 2018 ......the beachs news worldwideFresh 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. Fun for kids. Smores in the winter. Fishing in summer. Open everyday at 11 a.m. on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. Celebrating almost 40 years of Floundering neath the Red Snapper, Grouper, 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, Coconut shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-peel ems. Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. For late night revelersnight on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as 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, Alaskan Snow, KingCrab, Fresh Eastern Shore Crab Cakes our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish Lamb Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than One pub. Live entertainment coupled with great food and warm and recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Open every day at 11, 850-433-6789, After Sundown...................................................................................................... Kids menu for the bar. Indoor or outsports games. Centrally loOriginal Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 40 years. First bar on the Beach tion. Somethings always shakin out the Gift Shop. Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. Check out our calendar! 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. tions. Friendly locals. Lunch wiches. Salads. Fresh Catch 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. 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. able sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Look for the Jolly Rogers 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 front, open air tables and waterview dining room seating gives our guests the best of casual dining salads, steaks and even a Kids coming spot for lunch and dinner. At Shrimp Basket, we stay true to our coastal roots. ing shrimp tacos, mahi-mahi, oysters, seafood gumbo and much more! And for those who prefer land, weve got chicken, poboys and burgers for you too! Shrimp Basket, were grillin, steamin and fryin for you! ahead 850.677.0646.


PAGE 18 Island Times April 3, 2018 Never Hurts To Tri .......... By Charles Gheen USAT 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 Why Do You Run? Youve seen many articles, I am sure, about why people run (and swim and bike). The reasons are many and varied and you may identify with some or all of them. Some people run because they are athletic and they enjoy it as a natural expression of their athleticism. Some run because they want to lose weight. Some people run because it relieves tension or anxiety. Many run because it gets them in shape, makes them feel healthy and may prolong their life. Some run for the social aspects of the sport. I run because its a very men. Its one of the keys to my health and wellness in my mind. I run because its a key part of my lifestyle, my discipline and my training. I also do it because its physically and mentally therapeutic for me. There are various other just because they like it and to have fun. And, then theres Greg Schnoor. I heard about Greg a few years back as a guy with a very serious medical condition who thons. In the last several months our paths have crossed because net presence of the Pensacola Runners Association. We agreed fortune to meet him in person. Greg is from Milton and he went to college in Gainesville. ment education he worked there for several years and then moved back to Northwest Florida. His experience and expertise in website development, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and skills has translated into his own successful business, Jump Start Marketing. Along the way he got married. He and his wife have four children. ing a scan prior to a scheduled mor. Soon thereafter he returned to Gainesville to have the tumor removed at Shands Hospital. Shands is renowned as a sity of Florida Medical School and is famous as a center of excellence for brain surgery. The operation was successful, but Greg was further diagnosed with a rare, Grade 3 malignant tumor ment with six weeks of radiation. Simultaneously, he started daily chemotherapy. After that first round of every month and had MRIs to check for updates, lab work and four years up until March 2015. At first he was worn out by the chemo and would stay in his house laying on the couch. During those early months of treatment he accompanied two of his sons to their running club and thought he might use exercise began walking and then jogging. Soon he was running slowly, then faster and he entered a 5K race. He found running to be a great physical and mental medication and felt the activity helped him tolerate the chemotherapy better. He got stronger and faster and began running longer distances. At the same time he looked for races that helped support brain cancer research. He didnt solved to start such a competition himself. In 2013 he began the Brain Tumor Run/Walk For Research sands of dollars for research of this disease. Meanwhile, Greg continued to run. In 2014 he set his personal records for 5K at 19:19 (a 6:14 pace) and the marathon with 3:27 (a 7:57 pace) respectively. He continued running marathons marathons which have included distances of 50K (31 miles), a 50 miler and 100K (62 miles) races. training run. Greg says when he tive thoughts and focuses on the beautiful views along the way. Searching for those views, earlier this month, he took on the Conquer the Rock 50K on Pinnacle Mountain in the Blue Ridge Range in South Carolina. This race would be very arduous loops up and down the mountain with over 10,000 feet of total gain (and total loss on the return trips) and was very technical. Over half the starters would not Greg resolutely ran on and finished well under the time end. He resolved to train more diligently for his next race. Whatever it is, it wont be has faced. Puerto Cortes, Honduras Master Chief Hospital Corpsman Omar Azmitia, of Pace, Florida, dances with a Guia De Familia volunteer at the Franklin D. Roosevelt School during Continuing Promise 2018 on March 18. U.S. Naval Forces Southern Command/U.S. 4th Fleet has deployed a force to execute Continuing Promise to conduct civil-military operations including humanitarian assistance, training engagements, show U.S. support and commitment to Central and South America. Santa Rosa County K9 Zeus, left, waits for his handler Chris Mann of enforcement K9 demonstration at the Gulf Breeze Springfest, at Shoreline


Island Times PAGE 19 April 3, 2018 By Terri McKamey 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 aboard The Entertainer in the Gulf of Mexico Capt. Rustys Report Monday: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Trivia, 9 PM Tuesday: Karaoke w/ Becky 8 PM Whisky Wednesday: $5 Crown & Shots 7 PM -Close Tyler Mac Band, 8 PM Throwback Thurs: 1/2 Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM -Close 4/5 Paul Killough 8 PM 4/12 Southern Breeze 8 PM 850-932-2211 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk Its Shakertime!A Pensacola Beach tradition Somethings always Shakin at the Shaker Bar GREAT DRINKS at GREAT PRICES since 1973! Fri-Sat April 6-7: 9 PM 1 AM Philo Sun, April 8: 4 PM 8 PM Heavy Drop 9 PM Midnight Karaoke with Becky Fri-Sat, April 13-14 9 PM -1 AM Local Broadcast Sun, April 15: 4 PM 8 PM Lektric Mullet 9 PM Midnight Karaoke with Becky Party with us! Live on the Shaker Stage 4/5 Paul Killough 8 PM Southern Breeze 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk Fri-Sat-Sun LIVE BANDS The Captain and his Deckhand Entertainer Captain Rusty Smith and his 14-month-old son Greyson with a Yellowedge Grouper caught March 10 in the Gulf of Mexico.You would think this On Abby Rutledge with the new first place Sheepshead. It tipped the scales at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle at 12.72 pounds. Jerry Lebakken with the Pompano, weighed in at Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle at 6.32 pounds.


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