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Volume XIV, Number 1 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 1, 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 Its All About The Hat Optimists Host Annual Derby Day Party Grab a hat and join the fun at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Annual Run for the Roses Carleen Wheeler Memorial Derby Party, Saturday, May 5. Club President Bettie Lee


PAGE 2 Island Times May 1, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarTown Hall Meeting Congestion Management Plan, 60% design completion review. BCC: Thursday, May 3, 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, May 9, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Full Board Meeting. Agenda BCC: Thursday, May 10, Committee of the Whole Meeting, 9 a.m. 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: Wednesday, May 23, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Horse Racing, Hats, Helping OthersBeach Optimists Host Annual Kentucky Derby Party


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 May 1, 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 Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Pensacola Beach To Go!The Islander Newspaper May 8, 1992 The Islander departed from its usual Mother of the Year presentation this Mothers Day in order to honor a sensational bunch of sexy grandmothers who live on Pensacola Beach. I honestly believe that children must with their grandmothers of the Nineties than they were years ago. A bike riding, jogging, globe trotting corporate president has to be an exciting role model! Believe me, my own grandmother was a hundred light years removed from such a person, but I still get a warm feeling when I think about her. She could do always seemed like a miracle to me. She would combine sugar, water, butter, Cream of Tartar, ing (never using a measuring cup) in a pan, and let it begin to simmer. Then, she would put half a cup of cold water near her stove. Periodically, she dropped a bit of the bubbling mixture in the cold water. When we heard it crackle, the time had come to cool the candy. Then, the fun began. We buttered our hands and she would give me a little bit of the hot candy to pull. It was uncomfortably hot, but I didnt care if my hands burned. I loved watching the clear red candy turn to a creamy pink as I worked it through the pulling process. When it was ready, I was allowed to design my pieces, drops. I can still conjure up a memory of my grandmothers kitchen, warm and smelling like cinnamon and sugar. Most of my memories of my grandmother seem to revolve around her kitchen where she spent a lot of time producing gourmet delicacies, based on recipes brought from her native England. Imagine having enough time to patiently show a little girl knead bread. There were other reasons I loved to visit my grandparents. They lived high in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, so every vacation with them was an adventure. Navajo Indians roamed freely through the streets of Raton and Taos. Artists and writers had formed their own colony in Taos, so the entire scene was better than going to the movies as far as I was concerned. My grandmother was not a doctor or engineer. She did not own her own business. She never even learned to drive a car. I dont ever recall playing games with her. But, she was a great shopper, and gift giver. She turned me on to turquoise and silver jewelry which I love to this day. As I grew older and began she saw the direction I was taking, and supported me all the way. We were both womens libbers, but we didnt know it then. I never even thought about what my grandmother was. She was just my grandmother. No, she was not like the grandmothers of today, and yet she was the same. Because she provided unforgettable memories for me. And because she gave me are still doing those very things. On Mothers Day, I often think about my grandmother and how she managed to make me feel so special. Maybe, it was because we were both named Jane. Pensacola Beachs Hailey Mardis reacts to seeing a horseshoe crab at the Earth Day Open House at EPA Island, April 21. The event included touch tanks, a program about corals, information, historical and educational kiosks for adults and children. EPA Island is also home to the NOAA The Pensacola Beach Brawl day and Sunday, May 5-6 at Casino Beach parking lot. Athletes check in from 6:30 to 8 a.m. and contests begin at 9 a.m. Team Rx/ Masters compete Saturday with Team Scaled/Beginners competing on Sunday, May 6. There is no charge to spectate. Starting in 2012, the Beach from across the southeastern states to compete on Pensacola Beach. Events include tests of strength, power, endurance and speed. There are familiar events like weightliftings clean and jerk, rowing 1500 meters in a rowing machine, shuttle relays and deadlifting. And unusual but descriptive tests such as box jump overs, thrusters and bar facing burpees. For more information, Ocean Hour Invites Volunteers To Spend Sixty Minutes Cleaning BeachOcean Hour organizers are hosting three clean ups Saturday, May 5. Registration is at 8:45 a.m. and the clean up begins at 9 a.m. The clean up sites are: Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd. VolMarlin. Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge in the parking lot north of the Bob Sikes Bridge. Naval Live Oaks ReservaBreeze Parkway. Ocean Hour supplies all the equipment needed including grabbers and buckets. Volunteers should dress appropriate for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, bring sunscreen or bug repellent as necessary. Bring a jug of water. Plan to join us, said Sharon start your weekend. For more information go to or call 850-450-1112 and leave a message.


PAGE 4 Island Times May 1, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 Music Tuesday, May 1, 6 Josh Garrett Band Friday, May 4, 6 Tyler Mac Saturday, May 5, 6 Tyler Mac Sunday, May 6, 3 Bon Vivant Tuesday, May 8, 6 Bon Vivant Wednesday, May 9, 6 Paul Nelson Band Thursday, May 10, 6 John Hart Project Friday, May 11, 6 Jammy Lannister Saturday, May 12, 6 John Hart Project Sunday, May 13, 3 Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet encore performance on Monday, May 14, 6 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. Mothers Day May 13, 3 p.m. Beau Soleil avec Michael Doucet on the Paradise stage. Bring your mom! Hot Rods in Paradise See the cars! May 17-19 Memorial Day Weekend New Orleans Blueswomen x 90 play Sunday & Monday, May 27-28 Sit in the sand Dine by the SoundFaster than the speed of sound, Jim Knell sent his answer Tim Spencer. The Trivia Master wanted to know which musical act currently performing on Pensacola Beach had served as a house band longer than anyone else. Bruce Clark came rolling in as the runner up and Jayne Drees Redmond took time out from her busy work day to send the correct answer as well. Tim Spencer is the iconic beach musician who strums and sings at Flounders on Sunday morning. He has been playing at Flounders since August 5, 2001. (His popularity with McGuires beach restaurants earned him a gig in 2015 at Crabs for a couple of years, so he had to alternate between the two gigs on Sunday morning.) Tim recalled the day of his hiring. Charlotte, Ashley and I were having brunch at Flounder's, lapping up endless champagne when the manager Terrell Haddock came up to the table and asked if I would like to start playing the next Sunday. Brunch on August 5, 2001, said Tim. During the 2001 season I had been working at Flounder's on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday nights and Thursday through Saturday nights at McGuire's in Destin on their upper deck. I was a bit hesitant to do the Sundays because it booked me solid seven the season slowed down. I took it anyway and I'm so glad I did now! Queen Joanne Brooks cultivates wrong answers in her garden. She presented the Trivia Master a bouquet of incorrect ones. Electrik Mullet, Joe Ochipinti and Dunnotar because her friend Lisa plays with them. I still play Flounder's brunch, making it the longest running gig in my life as well as on Pensacola Beach that I know of, added Tim. Hum a tune and think about this. Melanie Waite is a Krewe of Wrecks board member and retired Gulf Breeze school teacher. She wondered if anyone recalled this tidbit of trivia? store in the nation opened in 1916, introducing shopping baskets, aisle displays and checkout lines. A branch in Gulf Breeze provided Islanders a convenient place to shop. What was the name of the store? The first person to email the correct answer to shelley@ will win a coveted Island Times t-shirt. Put Trivia in the subject line and include your name with your answer. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, May 8. Good luck! Tim Spencer, Beach musician Photo courtesy of Ashley SpencerTOTALLY COOLDiane Smith wins an atta girl for being cool. Her Island Times subscription renewal envelope had a Total Solar Eclipse stamp on it. The cosmic design is impressive, but thats not all. The stamp is heat and light sensitive. If heated, the blacked out eclipse area lightens to show the moonscape. RICK AND HYROBeach School students enjoyed water safety presentations April 13. The ever popular beach lifeguards were upstaged by a little terrapin named Hyro this year. She is a friendly little gal. Students got a chance to hold her and talk about the beachs wildlife with Escambia County Extension Agent and Island Times columnist Rick OConnor. HAPPY HAZELBeach friends and family wish Hazel Fairey a very happy birthday. Hazel celebrated her ninety-third birthday on April 21. SPRING FLING The hard work of teachers and parents along with the generous donations of art lovers made the Beach Schools Spring Fling a big success. The event which was held at Casino Beach Bar, featured an art auction and performances by the students. PTA President Christine Brewster gave a special shout out to Christina Amjad and Stephenie Allen for their help. She reported that $2,000 was raised to support the Art and Music programs at the school. WALK THIS WAYThe first ever Walk The Beach for ALS hosted by the Elbert Family to honor the life of patriarch Jim Elbert was a huge success. The event included the procession of one hundred from Flounders to Gowens Park, a VIP walkers reception at Flounders, lent auction. At the end of Elbert and his family were pleased to announce that over $12,000 will be donated to the local chapter of the ALS foundation. SWINGTOWNPensacola Beachs Chris Alexander is the keyboard player Anna Uszok for the Steve Miller Tribute Band Swingtown. They recently played a local gig at Paradise Bar on a windy and cold night. The band plays much larger venues regionally, but like booking gigs closer to home. Island Times caught up with Chris at the April 23 Town Hall Meeting. He was plans, just like any other beach citizen. ANNA NOT ANIAPensacola Beach Elementary School Fourth Grader Anna Uszok is an accomplished artist, honor roll student and is the 2018 champion of the Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Oratorical Contest. Island Times incorrectly listed her name as Ania, so mom Kate sent us an email. We corrected the online edition so Annas family members could read about her accomplishments, with the correct spelling of her name. Our apologies for the error, Anna!


PAGE 5 Island Times May 1, 2018 PBA Escambia County Commissioners will consider at their May 3 meeting a resolution that ensures all public areas on Pensacola Beach remain public. Escambia County District Four Commissioner Grover Robinson initiated the proposal to preserve and protect the char -County To Discuss Preservation Of Beachs Public Areasacter of existing public areas on Santa Rosa Island. The resolution, should it be passed, restricts the County and Santa Rosa Island Authority from any form of private sale, lease or conveyance of any County-owned or SRIAadministered property. That property includes beaches, recreation and conservation areas, roads, parking lots, parks, beach access and other public infrastructure. Citizens are guaranteed that all public areas will remain public, said Robinson. There will be no privatization of Pensacola Beach. The beach belongs to the citizens of Escambia County. The resolution addresses the few leaseholds that extend south of the 1975 Coastal Construction Setback Line, by recapturing that portion for public recreation or conservation at the expiration or termination of the lease. Additionally, to guarantee the future protection and preservation of the public areas, the Board seeks to convey a conservation easement to the National Park Service. However, Escambia County would retain management of the areas. The Pensacola Beach Advocates are thrilled that Commissioner Robinson has taken the initiative to draft a resolution cementing beach access and preserving all public recreation and conservation areas, said Pensacola Beach Advocates Board Chair Terry Preston. It assures those county residents who feared loss of access to our beautiful beaches that they will always have access, regardless of whether private leaseholds are eventually granted the right to own the property they pay taxes for. We encourage all who support public access and preservation to attend the next Board of County Commissioners meeting on Thursday, May 3. Let your commissioners see that this is the right thing to do to protect our beaches! The County Commission meets Thursday, May 3 at 221 Palafox Place, in Pensacola. The Agenda Review begins at 9 a.m. A public forum is hosted at 4:30 p.m. followed by the Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. The resolution is online Questions? Contact Commissioner Robinson, 850-595-4940 or The Santa Rosa Island Au thoritys support of the Open Container Ordinance stalled at the April 25 Development and Leasing Committee. The full board sent the issue back to the Committee seeking a recommendation based on sales data, crime statistics and quality of life observations. After much discussion, the Committee voted to send the issue back to the Full Board. Committee Chair Tammy Bohannon stated that personal ob servation would indicate that the ordinance had a positive impact, yet she wanted to see statistics on had not been provided, according to Brigette Brooks, committee member, who studied the ordinance and its legislative intent. She voiced concerns that data also can be skewed. SRIA Executive Director Paolo Ghio added that he had received no complaints about the ordinance. Committee Member Thomas Campanellas motion to move the item to the Full Boards statistics and data, passed unanimously. The Committee voted to amend Radical Rides lease to allow alcohol sales during all hours of operations, thus lifting a previous restriction of selling after the rental activities ceased. The Committee included in the amendment restrictions on number of jet skis operated, rental operations on Fourth of July and Saturday of Blue Angels weekend. Radical Rides owner Roger Bevans did not agree with some of the restrictions. Committee Chair Tammy Bohannon, who is a subleasee at LaFitte Cove initiated a discussion about master leaseholders failure to pass the SRIAs reduced lease fee down to the subleasee. The Master Leaseholder, per the SRIA lease fee reduction policy, does -Alcohol Ordinance, Sales Fill Committee Agenda Living Shoreline Gets Conceptual Approvaltion, if they do not reduce their subleasees fees. Bohannon believes the SRIA should not renew nor extend those master leases when they expire or terminate. SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins is going to review the matter. In other business, the Ar chitectural and Environmental Committee approved variances required for four new swimming pools, and granted conceptual approval for a living shoreline. John Loftis of Loftis Marine presented the living shoreline concept on behalf of soundfront leaseholders Max and Theresa Scroggins. The project would protect the property and the ecology better than the standard vinyl seawall. The Committees approval allows Loftis to seek fur ther permits from other agencies. The SRIA Full Board will meet Wednesday, May 9 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. Meetings are open to the public and agendas are


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 May 1, 2018 I had such a wonderful and memorable visit with my family in Georgia. Normally, we only have a few days, but this visit was an entire week. We managed a family dinner combined with a surprise birthday party for my don. She and her sister Rachel Alligood are the most wonderful dementia. We also surprised the restaurant who did not have a reservation for our Party of 40 or so people. So, we're standing there with gifts, decorations, ing up the space in their entryway and attracting the attention of other patrons as the Hostess explained they did not accept reservations on weekends at all. I'm still not sure what happened but it was Friday The Thirteenth, so I wasn't entirely surprised. Since we weren't leaving and more guests were arriving for the Party, I suggested they get busy, clean and set-up one of their empty party rooms (which I could see). We were all seated within 15 to 20 minutes although my table was slightly sticky. I didn't care. We were all together for it was great to catch-up with our lives. We did have great servers and good food. And the Big Sur In my haste to take care of a future week's worth of my life so I could relax and visit, I made a sion. That was not a mistake. They are one of my favorite charities. The mistake was that I mailed them a completely and totally blank check; not the kind where you forget to sign it or amount. I did not write a single thing on the check..... Bless their hearts. They had to mail it back to me explaining why they couldn't accept it, while thanking me for the non-donation. I Island Times has been invit ed to the "Taste of Ireland" cooking event featuring Chef Sue Shattuck. It takes place at PadSue is a well-known culinary instructor and owner of Gour judge at last years Taste of the Beach. I have sat in that judges seat, and it isnt an easy job. Learning a few cooking tips from Chef Sue will be easy and likely fun. Check it out, if you have a chance. day to Beach Icon Gary Cole, aka Groovy, G. Cole, Kid Rock, and many other monikers he earned during his many years in paradise. I cannot think of a single person who does not love this man (especially his wife Kim, aka Kim-O-Sabe). Isn't that incredible? It also means Gary is a it means nothing at all and I'm too busy to Google it. If anyone tell me and Gary. In his many years in paradise, he has witnessed a lot. Stop and chat if you see him hanging out at his favorite spot (at Casino Beach). He is a fountain of knowledge and historian of the island. It might be true or a guarantee it will be entertaining. Gary (un-wisely) chose to stay on the island through Hur ricane Ivan, which started out pretty cool (his words, not mine). It ended with him huddled in his neighbor's second story bathtub, praying. He has sworn he will never do that again. He barely made it through the surging, chest deep water between his (ravaged by then) house and the neighbor's which was owned by to Gary should he need higher ter from the storm. But that's the island way.... Beach Road Trippers will spend the Sea owned by Lynn Cieutat. Lynn outdoes herself as hostess making tons of food (to cover the whole weekend) plus giving each of us a special gift basket full of candies and fun things. I've made them promise to do whatever necessary to stop me from shopping, since Bill cert. I'm saving my money for the casinos, except for the small lamp I spotted on my last Cinco Since Lynn makes the food, we provide the drinks. We all have our favorites, but on Cinco thing to commemorate the date. Here's the one for this year. I think it's gonna be huge this summer. So, let's head to the kitchen.... Sparkling Blood Orange Margaritas 1 oz. blood orange juice 3 oz. your favorite tequila 3/4 oz. orange liqueur 1 2 oz. sparkling limeade or lemon-lime soda This serves one, so you'll need to increase measurements for a proper Pitcher. I also like to ramp my recipe up a notch or 2, but that's up to you. Enjoy, share and please be See ya in the kitchen..... Pensacola Beach Womans Club honored April Birthday Celebrants (L to R) Nancy Teston, Joanne Brooks and Joy Long at their April 19 luncheon meeting at the Beach Churchs Randle Hall. The Club is the oldest civic organization on Pensacola Beach, founded in 1954. Liz & Louise. Pensacola Beachs Liz Hewson, left, shows Louise bing her hip after a fall, but shes back at home now. The two have been friends since 1979 and were original members of the Beach Church choir.


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PAGE 8 Island Times May 1, 2018 PBA Christian Wagley, Gulf Restoration Network Coastal Campaign Organizer, hosted a press conference at the Gulfside Pavilion to sound the alarm that citizens must be aware of govdrilling and removal of safety measures. The event coincided with the eighth anniversary of the BP Oil Spill disaster which killed 11 and fouled area beaches and waters with 200 million gallons of crude oil. In addition to Wagley, Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson, Pensacola Beach Advocates Vice Chair man Ben Stevenson, Gulf Pier and Papas Pizza owner Mike Pinzone, Surfrider Foundations JJ Waters were steadfast in their opposition to proposals to allow to eliminate well safety rules put in place after the 2010 disaster. Wagley highlighted the envi ronmental, economic, and social impacts to our area from the 2010 disaster. years ago, we experienced the largest oil spill in U.S. history and Gulf residents are still living with the consequences of that disaster. The well-control rule was one of the only safety reforms put in place after the BP drilling disaster and now the Trump administration is looking to gut those already modest reforms, wrote Raleigh Hoke, Gulf Restoration Networks Campaign Director in his press release. Opening new areas to drilling while rolling back vital protections is bad news for our coastal communities, the environment Pensacola Beach Resident JJ Waters comments were clear. Surfrider Foundation is opposed the Chair for the Emerald Coast Chapter, which spans the northern Gulf of Mexico from Pensacola to Cedar Key its my responsibility to promote our mission, said Waters. We are committed to educating others, using our resources to seek a comprehensive and environmentally sustainable energy plan that includes energy conservation and alternative renewable resources. There are answers for sustainable energy and they are right in front of us. of them. Waters, like the others, drew on her personal experience after the oil spill. The summer after the BP Oil Spill, we never entered the to swim, or to crab, to surf or kayak or dive. We were afraid to eat seafood at local restaurants. We just didnt. We wondered if it was even safe to breathe the air. You could smell the ever-present scent of oil, commented Waters. It was the worst time and the most stressful in 26 years living on Santa Rosa Island. Worse than Hurricanes Erin or Opal or Ivan, all of which we lived through and rebuilt afterward. Citizens can take action by voicing their opposition. Gulf Restoration Network, provides a pre-written letter in their blog, Say No to more drilling and spilling at Additionally, Pensacola Beach is the site for an inter national citizens event, Hands Across The Sand, Saturday, May 19 at the Gulfside Pavilion. The program begins at 10 a.m. at the Pavilion with speakers and entertainment, then attendees will join hands along the waters edge at 11 a.m. New this year is a paddle-out in the Gulf on the west side of the Pier followed by refreshments hosted by the Surfrider Foundation. Gulf Restoration Network Urges Citizens To Support Safety Standards, Oppose Drilling Off FloridaThe Pro Watercross National Tour will come to Pensacola Beach, Saturday and Sunday May 12-13 as part of the Tours six jampacked events starting in May and ending in November. The season concludes with the World Championships in Naples, Florida. Practice begins in the Gulf Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by pro racing from 11 until 2 p.m. Amateur heats race after 2 p.m. On Sunday, amateurs compete at 9:15 a.m. followed by pros from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are runabout, ski, sport and freestyle classes in the 2018 national tour. The races take place in the Gulf directly south of the Gulfside Pavilion. The water is closed to swimming in race area, but the beach remains open to spectators and beach-goers. Pensacola Sports, which is the sports tourism group for Escambia County, is responsible for bringing this event to Pensacola Beach. We are pleased to welcome racers to Pensacola Beach for the National Tour, wrote Jason Libbert, Pensacola Sports Events Director. We hope that you enjoy your stay and make many unforgettable memories. Racers are given a list of rules to protect the sensitive ecosystem on Pensacola Beach. They were also alerted to the alcohol ordinance and leave no trace ordinance. "Pro Watercross has become the largest and most popular watercross series in the country and this season's schedule will continue to bring growth to the sports, thanks to a great group of tour partners and host cities with fans all looking forward to our watercross race events," said Jennifer Handler, CIO of Pro Watercross. Pensacola Beach is the second stop on the national tour. For more information, www.prowa tercross.comPro Watercross Racers Come To Casino Beach


PAGE 9 Island Times May 1, 2018 The six candidates for the Escambia County Commission District Four seat appeared at the April 17 Beach Candidate Fo and an appointee. The forum, Larry Smith and the Pensacola Beach Advocates at the Beach Church, drew about sixty beach residents. The candidates, who are all think the most pressing issue Bender, Boyce White and Chris Kendrick Doidge spoke about Island Authority and Bill Fetke zeroed in on Airbnb. dents, tourists and Escambia Bender. We have to take a three prong approach: protecting and solving parking issues. Bill Fetke was adamant that tightening the grip on vacation rent generated by party houses. Citing stresses on public safety and lack of oversight for tax collections, Fetke felt Airbnb activities needed to be addressed immediately. Kendrick Doidge would like thoritys power and limitations better defined. He added that the role of who makes decisions for the island needs to be identiwho did not promise to appoint an island resident to occupy the He wants to right person for the job, regardless of their address. He will consider the boards makeup and potential appointees expertise prior to making an appointment. Boyce White noted that his and suggested that Tammy Bohannon would be his choice as an appointee. Chris Phillips would like to have nominations from other board members and from the beach community. When it comes to the environment, Phillips, who owns a lobbied in Tallahassee for red snapper regulations, thought the ECUAs wastewater treatment plant should be removed from the island. Bender, White and ronmental issue that concerned them most. Doidge announced that relationship building in Tallahassee and Washington is criti cal to get the areas needs met. Terry Strickland agreed with Bill was a pollution issue that needed to be addressed. Fetke is already part of a group spearheading clean up of area waterways. All the candidates agreed that the beachs trolley stops need to be ADA compliant. Each ence with the challenges of accessibility on Pensacola Beach. Fetke has already approached the Escambia Commissioners as part of the Project Universal Access. Luckily, the Department of Treasury has approved Project Universal Access as part of the but will make the island 100 percent handicap accessible. After this project is completed, we will be advertised, for free, in all the travel and handicap Doidge, who works in the healthcare industry, said from those who have an end-of-life wish to spend time on the beach. Accessibility issues should be addressed immediately. Fee Simple Title for beach leaseholders was supported by all but Strickland. He preferred to address the heart of unfair double taxation, the levying of stating those were the problems that had to be cured. There must be a fair taxation of beach residents, said Strickland. A solution of taxes less lease fees to relieve the double taxation. In his support of Fee Simple Title, White said he would love to own the land upon which his house sits, while Fetke would rebill be separated from the Santa County would open the Navarre Pass due to the militarys opposition. Bender supports Fee Simple as a way to solve double taxation of beach residents, but made it clear that preservation, conservation and beach access issues were also important. He promised to seek out other ConThese six candidate have seat currently held by Grover Pensacola Mayor. The primary election is August 28. Commission Candidates Attend Beach Forum Candidates for Escambia County Commission District Four preparing for the Candidate Forum which took place April 17 at the Beach Church. Hosted by Dr. Larry Smith and Pensacola Beach Advocates, the candidates are (L to R): Robert Bender, Chris Phillips, Kendrick Doidge, Boyce White, Bill Fetke and Terry Strickland. Primary Vote Could Determine District Four SeatAs of April 20, there were for the Escambia County Commission District Four seat. With only one political party repreprimary and general election are conducted looms large. Escambia County Supervia number of key dates and scenarios as it relates to the District Four Commission race. The six candidates have prepetition, they must turn in their signed petitions by May 21. The June 18 through noon, June 22 $4,839.84. If there are no candidates of other parties or write ins, then the primary holds great importance. If the District Four canthe August 28 primary is deemed a Universal Primary Contest, says Sonya Daniel, Escambia County Deputy Supervisor of Elections for Administration. The Florida Constitution states, winner will have no opposition in electors, regardless of party afIf the candidates in the winner-take-all on August 28, said Daniel. Formally, in Section 46, Chapter 2001-40, Laws of Florida, provides that [t]he candidate receiving the highest number of votes cast in each contest in the primary election shall be declared nominated for such who receives the most votes, not the majority of votes, in the only primary election contest will be declared the party nominee. If there is no further opposition in the general election, that nominee will be deemed to have voted for himself and will therefore be the winner. sample ballots to voters about two weeks prior to the Primary election, so Beach voters will voting on. the Supervisor of Elections office can be reached by calling 850-595-3900 or online at www. Free Concert Series ContinuesBands on the Beach, a free concert series, tunes up May with popular bands each Tuesday night from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. Start the month off right with Twang Gang on May 1. The lively seven piece band performs favorite hits from the classic outlaw country era of the 1970s, delivering pure country vocals backed by twanging steel guitars, fiddles, honky-tonk piano and blistering lead guitar. The talented Bluesman Nate Smith and his True Blue Band take the stage May 8. Longtime Bands on the Beach performers Mass Kunfusion is scheduled for May 15. A small band with a big sound, Deception plays May 22. Imagene is a 4-piece band sound to the May 29 concert. The group was formerly known as Continuum. Bands on the Beach is coor Authority and funded by the commercial and residential lease fees. Bands on the Beach has a restaurant vendor on site each week. Guests are advised to leave all glass and pets at home but bring a lawn chair or blanket. There is no charge to attend and parking is free. Tune into Cat Country 98.7 for updates and weather cancel lations. For more information, go on-


PAGE 10 Island Times May 1, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: How Do I Know When An Email Is A Scam? A: Scam emails are those that have a malicious purpose. Typically, that kind of email is trying to gain information about you, sometimes for marketing purposes and sometimes for identity theft. The key to knowing that an email is a scam is to analyze the email address. At pear to be from a friend or a business contact. It is common to see fake emails that appear to be from banks, credit card companies, an email provider, or parcel delivery services. Messages from fake friends are generally directing the reader to click on a website link that is embedded in the body of the email. Clicking that link sends the reader to a website advertisement which gains access to the reader's email contact list. The scam then continues, using the reader's email address list to send the next batch of emails. Instead of clicking on the link, click on the sender's email address (that may require rightclick or a left-click). That will expose the sender's real email address. Quite often, it is from a foreign country. Never reply to such an email, because you will not be replying to your friend. Messages from fake businesses are focused mostly on identity theft. If you see an email that appears to be from your bank or credit card company (they can look very authentic), click on the sender's email address. It might be similar to the business name or could appear to be a random address. Sometimes the email will say that the user's account is about to be closed. When an email tells us that our account is at risk or has been exposed to hacking, instructions in the email. The good news is that any unsolicited email, asking for personal information (account numbers, login ids and passwords) is always fake and can be deleted. This article was provided by Joe Stukey, of the Stukey Group. Contact Joe at jstukey@, by phone at 850206-3156, or look Joe up on Facebook. Colton McCoy, 19, was likely the youngest sacola.


Island Times PAGE 11 May 1, 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 TimesPensacola Beachs Sharla Dawn Gorder is the author of My Vices Collide, A Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up. The book is available at Geronimos on Pensacola Beach and Pizazz in Gulf Breeze. Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Panoramic Waterfront Views was walking the shore, bathed in pure iridescent pink light as the sun slid up from the horizon into the welcoming I lifted my iPhone camera, oh so reverently, to snap a picture, and my! What the heck is my mom doing here? There on the screen of my camera, instead of a resplendent had inadvertently switched the camera to selfie mode, and the Not that mom wasnt beautiful and all, but the truth is, shes deceasedand 88 (the last time I in mineme not being deceased But only for a secIm actually glad I can see physical evidence of our simineed to be reminded that I am, and forever more shall be, my mothers to pick up her remains, her ashes, at the funeral home, and it struck me: What remains of Mom was not in that heavy plastic box, Day a few weeks later really got and complex and stubborn and of those qualities will I perpetuate in my own life? I wrote, in my memoir, I want to carry on the best of her and forgive the rest, so that my boys will have something good of like to think that I am just as premy mistakes, my shortcomings, Mom was kind and humble and generous and loyal and gentle things, I think, and a work in Pensacola Little Theatre's Education Department strives to provide superior training and guidance to performers, writers, designers, directors, and technishops, intensives, and camps are offered throughout the year to deliver a variety of educational opportunities to Pensacola and ing three unique camps for ages PLT Hosts Camp For Drama Queens Prices and sessions vary information or to register onthrough the Pensacola Little Theatre Education Director by Registration is now open! a hike scheduled at Fort Pickens, group encourages good stewardship and is open to gaining new including automatic membership chapter holds its own meetings pertinent to whats going on in a subscription to the Footprint magazine, patch and sticker


Island Times May 1, 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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Don't waste your time and energy fretting over remarks you consider unnecessary or unkind. Best advice: Ignore them, and just keep doing your usual good job. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Getting that new perspective on a workplace situation could lead to a solution everyone will accept. Meanwhile, make time to keep up with your creative pursuits. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Those changes you planned to implement in early summer might need to be reassessed. But don't make any moves until you've discussed this with someone you trust. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your aspects favor harmony, making this a good time to work out problems in relationships -whether personal or professional, big or small. An old friend comes back. LEO (July 23 to August 22) While you're still riding that high-powered beam, you might begin to lose focus by week's end. Could be that you'll need to do a little cat-napping to restore your spent energies. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) An unexpected development creates a lot of excitement. Where it takes you is your decision. Check out the possibilities, then decide if you want to go with it or not. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although your supporters help you squash an unfair claim against you, don't let this go unchallenged. You need to learn more about the motives of those behind it. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) There still are some tasks to clear up by midweek. Then you can welcome the new month on a high note. A friend brings surprising but very welcome news. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might want to change your plans before they're set in cement. Consider advice from colleagues. But remember that, ultimately, it's your choice. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A difficult situation is working itself out. Lingering problems should be resolved by week's end, allowing the Goat to enjoy a calmer, less stressful period. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Be careful not to move so quickly that you miss possible warning signs that could upset your plans. Slow down. Your supporters will continue to stand by you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your generosity in sharing your time and wisdom with others leads to an intriguing development that could have you considering some interesting choices. Jambo (Hello Everybody). Humor. The only way to age gracefully. Comedians really know how to put things in perspective for us; like the following: Do you know I have been married so long my oldest daughter is the age I was when I married? I really did not mean to be married this long. I just hung around the last 10 years to really upset him. People have been asking me what the secret is to a long and happy marriage? I can tell you the answer to a long one. When you have teenagers, this will make sense. If you plan to have children, have natural childbirth. Save the anesthesia for when they are teenagers and you really need it. My son was so sweet and kind until he reached the age of 15. He was feeling really frisky one day with the attitude. He, of course, was challenging me on everything I said. After a full day of back and forth he asked me, Well, mom so why did you have me? I replied, Well actually, I didnt think it would be you. We were hoping it would be someone with a job! He his older now and he came home with a girlfriend. Do you think she was like me? Well I met Hiawatha and she had a safety pin over her eyebrow. I did not know your eyebrow could fall off. Bada-boom Bada-bing... laughter is the best medicine! TIP: 8 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Dog in the Summer 1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car; 2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water; 3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside; 4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day; 5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog's paws; 6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet make sure your pet has a means of cooling off; 7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet; 8. Consider grooming or shaving long coats (talk to your veterinarian first to see if it's appropriate for your pet), and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat. Thank you to an unknown comedian. You made my day. Lets look to the past only as it gives us pleasure. Lets look to the future only as it gives us hope.


Island Times PAGE 13May 1, 2018 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia 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 By DJ ZemenickThe Sea Turtle Monitoring program kicks into gear on May 1 with the imminent arrival of nesting sea turtles. Once again, patrollers head out with high hopes for a great year ahead. First order of business is to express our gratitude to locals who play a huge part in helping our marine turtles. It is a joy to see how your sea turtle savvy has grown. Your passion and alertness have saved many hatchlings. Last year both residents and visitors were key in the rescue of hatchlings from an unknown nest thought to have been laid during Tropical Storm Cindy. During such events we are unable to patrol for safety reasons. Residents quickly made calls for help and through their hard work in tracking these tiny hatchlings, all was not lost. Locals also helped sea turtles through the bitterly cold winter we experienced this past year. When we sent out a plea for residents on the north shore of the island to watch for cold-stunned sea turtles as the water temperature dropped to 50 degrees, calls began coming in to the FWC hotline. Members of the turtle team were dispatched to the sites and transported the stunned sea turtles to the Gulfarium in Ft. Walton Beach. This year we will need your assistance more than ever as the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission has implemented rigid new protocols for the sea turtle monitoring program. Many of you noted last year that nests were no longer being relocated unless the nest was laid below the most recent high tide line. This year, following the new mandate set forth, the turtle team will be reduce human interaction and allow nature to take its course. As you can imagine, this will of us. You will not see our presence on the beach as you have in patrols, or in the event FWC gives nest to be monitored (i.e. bright lights in the core area). Once again, we turn to you to be our eyes and ears to keep nests and hatchlings safe. The ever-pressing issue of disorientation due to lighting becomes even more critical this year. The southern peninsula of Florida has stringent regulations for turtle-friendly lighting, but although we have improved lighting considerably in the last losing battle unless more changes are made...quickly. I saved the best for last. The sea turtle season came to 180! Until next time, Lights Out! Going to Be Here? Many in the tourism industry hear this frequently and its understandable. You work all year at your job somewhere else and plan a fun, week long vacation on the Gulf Coast. You make the reservacant go swimming because the vacation? Well its hard to say. Jelweak swimmers and so go with wind and currents take them. There are seasonal patterns to currents, and this helps a little with predicting when they will arrive, but I am sure everyone has noticed a change in seasonal weather in recent years. Historically, the surface drifting hydrozoans such as the Portuguese Man-of-War and the By-the-Wind Sailors come in early actually, we have already had an invasion of them this past February. The classic scyphozoans such as sea nettles and moon jellies are later in the summer, though I have seen remains of moon jellies already. So unfortunately, it is hard to tell you which week you should take your vacation. It is similar to asking, which week will the hurricane no guarantees. I can tell you a little about that you will better understand two forms those that can sting (Cnidarians pronounced kni(Ctenophorans pronounced are commonly called comb jellies and are oval shaped jellies that lack tentacles. They are called comb jellies because they have are hair-like structures used in swimming. They do not possess nematocyst (the cells that sting) so they are harmless. They actually produce a luminescent glow at night and are quite beautiful. These are not the jellies that call out the would be the cnidarians. Cnidarians possess coiled darts encased in a gelatinous cell called a cnidoblast and each dart possesses a drop of venom. Locally, the drifting Portuguese Man-of-War probably has the most toxic venom, thus the most painful sting. The sting of this sent people to the hospital it is one that should be avoided. They have a dark, bluish-purplish color to them. They produce above the surface of the water and captures ocean breezes to move around which is how they end up here at times. Below the sail is a bluish bag almost looks like a balloon and hanging from this are numerous long tentacles, some can reach several feet in length. The Portuguese Man-of-War is not actually one animal but a colony of numerous smaller ones. They are all attached to each other along the tentacles. As a team, then extend their small personal tentacles into the water to capture They do have a close cousin, the By-the-Wind Sailor. It too is bluish/purple but lacks the balloon structure and the long tentacles. with a small sail. Their venom is not as strong. Sea nettles are a common stinging jellyfish we see from mid to late summer. Nettles are not a colony, but one individual jelly. They have the classic round bell and extended tentacles that produce a venom that is painful. They are typically in large groups and can make swimming unpleasant. Actually, the surf can rip the extended tentacles into fragments. The nematocysts within the tentacles can still sting, even if not This is true for dead jelnematocyst are actually triggered by contact with an object, themselves. Often, swimmers come from the water feeling as if they have been stung but see no It is hard to predict when the during the vacation season, but that should not stop you from planning a great vacation. Usuous on the Gulf side, they are not in the Sound. So, there are some locations where you can enjoy your favorite water sport no matter what the season.


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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 MAY 2018 1: Town Hall Meeting, Congestion Management Plan, 5:30 to 7, County Commission Boardroom, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola. Open to the public. Attendance encouraged. 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 6: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 8: Galvez Day 8: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 9: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 10: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Second Grader Opera, 6:30 p.m. at The Beach Church, open to the public. 11: Sandpiper Strut, Beach School to Gulfside Pavilion. 12: ProWatercross, Gulf and Casino Beach. No charge for spectators. Racing Thru Sunday. 12: Florida Trail Association, Western Gate Chapter, Hike on trail at Ft. Pickens. 8 a.m. https://www.meetup. com/ftawesterngate/ 12: SeaBuoy Regatta, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, Key Sailing 15: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 17: PB Chamber Beach Ball Breakfast Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Guest Passes call 850-932-1500. 17: Hot Rods in Paradise, thru Sunday. 18: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Kindergarten Registration. 18: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. eaaa. net 19: Leftover 5K, 8 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 19: Hands Across The Sand, 11 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Join Hands, noon, gulf front. 19: Cornhole Tournament, Casino Beach Bar, 10-5. 19: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. eaaa. net 20: Gnarley Charlie Surf Contest, 9-2 West of Pier. 20: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk 20; Sunset Yoga on Beach behind Hilton. 6 to 7:15. Each Sunday in May. 22: Bands on the Beach, free conBeach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to Sunset. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Ft Pickens Rd. Pets are not allowed on the beach at any other location outside the dog park. cert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 23: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 24: Beach School Fifth Grade Graduation/Promotion Ceremony 25: Trolley Service begins at 4 p.m Free. 26: Family Fest, 10-7 Gulfside Pavilion. 26: Gulf Breeze High School Graduation Day. 27: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group at Boardwalk Amphitheatre. 6:30 a.m. Membership req. 28: Memorial Day. 29: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 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PAGE 15 Island Times May 1, 2018usinessuzzB B ON THE TUBECongratulations to Music as Message composers and producers Ross Orenstein of Pensacola and Donna Britton Bukevicz of Virginia whose pilot episode of The Eco Team premiered on WSRE TV April 22. The Eco Team is made up of the team teams mission is to show families just how fun it is to learn how to and music. Orenstein is a former Pensacola Beach business owner and a member of the Reunion Band. BORDELON LAW living the good life. Hes returned to Pensacola Beach as a full time moved his practice, Bordelon Law Firm P.L., to Quietwater Business Andrews Institute. After having a general law to estate planning and helping clients either avoid the probate process altogether or get through Bordelon. I also help existing to competent and effective at areas of law. the Krewe of Wrecks, pro bono. For that he got a few strands of gratitude. NEW NAME, NEW FUNPensacola Ski Club is now the Pensacola Ski & Travel Club travel trips set for 2019. Colorado Rhine River Cruise in April 2019 Interested in joining? Check out the new website at https:// for more. SHAKER FAMOUS Forgotten? spent seven weeks at Number One on the Billboard charts. Nine other singles have reached the Top 40. There is no charge for the show, so its a good idea to arrive For more, or ask at the bar. Grammy Award Winning Guitarist and Producer Paul Nelson and his band will perform May 9 at Paradise Bar and Grill. Hes played with the best Johnny Winter, Eric Clapton, Slash, Billy Gibbons, Dr. John, Dickey Betts and Joe Walsh to name a few. Hes appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel Live. The new Johnny Winter documentary, Down & Dirty, is a highly acclaimed, no-holds barred, inside look at the life of Johnny Winter. Nelson is Producer. Nelsons latest project Badass Generation, is available on Sony Records. The Pensacola Beach Chamber Board is working hard to keep the business group on its upward Chairman Ron Spradling. The announcement came at the April 19 Membership Meeting and Beach Assumptions Hunt Hall. Memwelcomed new members Parsons Marine and Christina Powers Tax. the Chamber, said Spradling. For instance, the discount a chamber member receives off vendor fees to sell at the Blue AnMembers heard from sponsors, featured speakers and the business of the month. Megan House was the featured speaker. She gave updates on the Blue Bows Campaign and announced was the Beach Ball Breakfast and Meeting sponsor. Resort Quests Ron Wilson, who is a former Chamber Chairman, told the group that advance reservations point to a Chamber Business of the Month, the Chamber about her business. originated from her sons dream of owning a restaurant, is located in the Soundside Market. Petrovits wont even need supplements if The next Beach Ball Breakinformation or a guest pass, call Weiner at 850-932-1500. Beach Chamber Members Meet For Breakfast


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Island Times PAGE 17 May 1, 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 May 1, 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 Flashing Across The Sky You may remember Alberto Salazar if youre a runner, a fan of the sport or both. In the early 1980s, he was the best marathon runner in the worldfor four races. He was the invincible, incredibly fast guy who beat everyone he raced against at the time. He was a national champion at 5K, 10K and cross country and set American and world records. And there were those four marathons. Salazar was born in Havana and his family settled near Boston when they immigrated to America. His father demanded excellence of everyone in the family. Alberto took that seriously in his running and obsessed about being the best. His exhausting training schedule of 120-mile weeks enabled him to win the Massachusetts high school cross country state championship. This resulted in Alberto being invited to join the Greater Boston Track Club which included international running stars Bill Rodgers and Greg Meyer. Training regularly with that caliber of athlete brought out the lege scholarships to all the great teams in the country. He chose the storied University of Oregon program and moved to Eugene to train with Coach Dave Dellinger. and was the 1978 NCAA cross country champion. Oregon won the national team championship and he garnered All-American honors. He also won the United States cross country championship while he was a student. In 1980 he finished third in the 10,000 meters in the Olympic qualifying trials and made the United States Olympic team. America boycotted the Moscow Olympic games that year to protest the Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Salazar and the other American athletes would miss competing on the world stage. Fred Lebow, the New York City Marathon race director, then traveled to Eugene to persuade Alberto to run his race that year. Having never run a 26.2 mile event, he was very apprehensive. The New York City Marathon was in the process of becoming the worlds most famous and outstanding road race. It had far outgrown the old race course of running loops around Central Park. It now started on Staten ners from around the world came to the city to traverse a gruelincluded the massive Verrazano Narrows Bridge and the tough Queensboro Bridge. Salazar was soon convinced and agreed to come to the East Coast to compete. Throughout the summer he trained relentlessly and was confident he thon. It wasnt close as he blew through the course in 2:09:41 for the victory. He continued his road racing career over the next few years and excelled in 5K, 10K and cross country, but the marathon was his primary focus. He returned to New York City in 1981 and won in a world record time of 2:08:13. Salazar was also the United States champion at 10,000 meters that year and was recognized as the best distance runner in the world. Everything was going very well and then he was persuaded to return to his home city to run the Boston Marathon in 1982. did not have the international renown that it does today. Salazar ran because of the tradition (it had been contested since 1897) and it was in his back yard. The ing favorite. A lightly regarded competitor named Dick Beardsley would change all that. That day was incredibly hot and Beardsley shadowed Salazar who paced the lead group. One by one the top competitors dropped back and soon only the two of them were left out front. Alberto, as was his habit, did not drink any water along the way in what became known as the Duel In The Sun. They ran together step-forstep for the last nine miles by themselves. Bill Rodgers and Ed Mendoza were well back of them by then. Salazar took the lead with half a mile left, but Beardsley sprinted near the end and nearly caught him. Salazar staggered as he crossed the Finish Line in a course record 2:08:49 just ahead of his rival. Taken to the medical tent, He was completely dehydrated and had lost 10 pounds of water weight. He eventually recovered and went back to his training, but heavy legs. He labored through his workout regimen and entered the New York City Marathon that fall cautiously hoping for a three-peat. He had overcome a series of long-lasting colds and a stress fracture in his foot. covered in a quick 1:04 and only Mexicos Rodolfo Gomez was able to stay with him as they entered Central Park. Salazar dropped him near the end and won in 2:09:29. Four marathons run and four wins, it was quite a record. Although he would have solid victories at shorter distances and he qualified for the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles, this was his last marathon victory. Indeed, his athletic career was on a rapid descent as his immune system seemed compromised and he wasnt able to shake a continuing series of injuries. He sion. In the future he would return to the top echelons of the running world as a coach, but his stint as a world-class runner was over. Ian Bordelon, 25, of PensacoPensacola Beach. He ran hard to of Milton, close on his heels. His time was 16:26 for the 3.1 miles. Pensacola Beach residents Noah Allen, left, and Susan Hoover, right overall. Elementary School.


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