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Volume XIV, Number 2 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 15, 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 Glad Grads


PAGE 2 Island Times May 15, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarBCC: Thursday, May 17, 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 23, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority BCC: Thursday, June 7, 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, June 13, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Full Board Meeting. Agenda Will Brockett was absent for our Fifth Grade Photo Shoot. Pensacola Beach Elementary students who were recognized in county-wide award programs for outstanding academics, citizenship or overcoming challenges are (L to R): Student of the Year Dmitry Webber, Cox Inspirational Student Hero Jason Cerone and Shining Star Lily Montgomery. Beach School Fifth Graders Share Wisdom, Wishes The Krewe of Nereids presented a $350 donation to the Clinton-Cox House, April 30. Making the presentation are (L to R): Krewe Publicity Chair Bonnie McDonald and Krewe President Monette Hodges. Accepting on behalf of the agency which serves homeless female veterans, is Nancy Beverly, Director of the ClintonCox House. The Nereids are an all-female Mardi Gras krewe on Pensacola Beach. Photo by Courtney Winstead


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 15, 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 22, 1992 Ten years ago, the Governors Council on Economic Development asked me to appear before them to discuss issues and problems on Pensacola Beach. As a person who owned the smallest business on the beach, and someone who was, and the magic of the press gave me some kind of credibility. So, and sat a boardroom type table never seen before. The problems which existed on the beach then are familiar to gestion, a short tourist season, taxes, government, bird nesting, percentages and all the rest of the familiar issues we have battled so long. was only a traffic problem if you had never lived in Atlanta, weekend situation that could be tolerated by residents. Turtles. And we spent a lot of time on ways and means of developing year round tourism. or not it was running the island bers of that Council wanted me to magnify the problems beach businesses and residents condo that, so did my best to paint a realistic picture. during my four year residency on Pensacola Beach. There was a Booger Boogerisms, no bike path, minimum school facilities turned a deaf ear on the whole shebang. hundreds of meetings at the ers, and the Pensacola Beach Use Plan meticulously prepared taxes abolished, replaced by MSmay return to us as early as next tary school grow miraculously. build comfortable sanctuaries to embrace the islands faithful. So, there have been many changes for the better. Still some old problems remain while new ones have blossomed. would praise progress on the to make decisions favorable to beach progress. tion would do any good now, or if my conscientious input did guys on the Council were really trying to develop information to from them again. my speech with the same sensaid, You have heard me recite a long list of problems which not want to live anywhere else in the world. As caught up in our own problems as we may be, all we have to do is look around at other communities to realize how minor our problems are. Take a few minto be grateful for what we have. Because what we have for the most part is pretty wonderful. Beach residents, visitors, locals and business owners are invited to attend the annual Hands Across the Sand, Saturday, May 19 at 10 a.m. on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico south of the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. Please join us at our annual stand against oil and gas drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and a transition to clean energy, said Hands Across the Sand events take place on beaches around the world, as communities come together to send a powerful message of protecting the beaches and coastal areas they love. Ceremonies and speakers will be on the Gulfside Pavilion stage. Educational displays, t-shirt sales, sign preparation speak from 10:25 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Speakers include: Christian tion Society. Just before 11 a.m. well walk to the waters edge to join hands in silent remembrance of the 2010 oil spill and in support of a transition to clean energy, said event will include surfers and paddleboarders who take to the water in support of a clean and healthy Gulf. boarders and surfers will be able to join hands with the beach bound attendees. A paddle out follows, but is pending acceptable weather. Dog House Deli, Casino Beach following the Hands Across the Sand. Eat and be merry, said Join Hands To Support Clean Energy Hands Across the Sand Pensacola healthygulf.orgHands Across The Sand brings together (L to R): Gulf Coast Restoration Networks Christian Wagley, Surfrider Foundations JJ Waters, and Pensacola Beach Advocates Jim and Lila Cox.


PAGE 4 Island Times May 15, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 Music Tuesday, May 15, 6 JP Soars Thursday, May 17, 6 Tomato Friday, May 18, 6 Tomato Saturday, May 19, 6 Paxton Norris Band Sunday, May 20, 3 Gal Holiday & The Honky T onk Review Tuesday, May 22, 6 Gal Holiday & The Honky T onk Review Wednesday, May 23, 6 Eddie Smith Band Thursday, May 24, 6 Eddie Smith Band Friday, May 25, 6 Honey Island Swamp Band Saturday, May 26, 6 Paxton Norris Band 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. 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 SoundThe Trivia Master loves Trivia Tim Pike. He answers with speed and accuracy all the while keeping up with his tasks at the Holiday Inn Express. He cashed in with the correct answer Piggly service grocery store in the na tion opened in 1916, introducing shopping baskets, aisle displays and checkout lines. A branch in convenient place to shop. What was it called? Melanie Waite, who is a retired school teacher, thought this was a good trivia ques tion and added her source was the Smithsonian Magazine. The chain originated in Memphis, Tennessee. her senses and delivered a correct answer, Piggly Wiggly. It matters not, Queenie. an old salt. I think it was an A&P, sent his wrong answer he sent a second guess, Pimply Wiggly. Further digging a hole the wise guy remarked When we came sounding. The Trivia Master will ask that Dear Dan be allowed to in Clear the runway at the jokingly, the esteemed Sandspur publisher Chuck Steele used Woggly. Jim Knell, who should con answering, sent Horn Hardart. Hardart started as a diner but be chain in Philadelphia and New York City. You would get a sandwich item, recalled Jim. Maybe they did not have them here. rect, Dr. Fran Albert. He thought tried to blame his wrong answer on bad timing, I guess that was time, Doc. in the wrong way with Shop E Z, and thus drops anchor in the Mistake Lake. Carol Headley gave the correct answer, Piggly Wiggly, right across about where Dollar General is now! I used to Cruise the Pig years ago. Morrie Drees cruised the Pig with serve grocery was Piggly Wiggly. He likely did. Sir Morrie is beach May is the month when our teenagers count down to gradua a two part question: What year did many students were in that class? Dont raise your hand to be to and put Trivia in the subject line. Include your name with your answer. Hurry, the early deadline to answer is May 19. Good luck. LUCKY LADIES mist Club gives Kentucky Derby Party guests a chance to be a made his way through the mud to win the 144th Kentucky Derby. Patty Lou Kattner, Jane McGrath, Ann Seager and Christine Cook earned their place in the winners VACAYStudents are not the only peo vacation. Pensacola State College summer beach bum club, until the next semester commences. MAYORS PARTY The Mayor Merriman happy birthday. The Mayor, as many longtime beach residents will City Hall on the sands at Casino established a northern annex Shaker. Stop by and say, Happy OLYMPIC HOPPERSIts settled. The Santa Rosa Island Authority and Pensacola darn sack racers in the entire county. The team, in their bright could be at the Hospitality Olym pics. The events were hosted and Tourism Week. Pensacola Westmoreland and Membership Director Kailey Weiner teamed up impressive. WAY OUT WESTThe beachs newspaper is headed west. Sheila Fabian will Island Times to arrive via her mailbox in BROTHERS GRADUATENoah Williams graduated Aviation. He plans to earn his private pilots license this sum mer. Additionally, Kappa Sigmas tion. Nicholas Giordano, Henry Thomas OConnell also earned unteers at the Kids and Kritters BRUNCH SUCCESSCongratulations to honorary Mike and Terri Papantonio. The out. Those lucky enough to have a champagne brunch provided by ented John Ripley. Guests will sip endless cocktails and bid on silent packages.NEW TO THE ZOO herd the wild group in the right direction. Joining President Nick Parsons, Secretary Terri Kelly and Treasurer Jamy Erwin. Congratu 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


PAGE 5 Island Times May 15, 2018 Complete the design and keep the ordinance. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board voted at their May 9 meeting to send two recommendations to the Escambia Board of County Commissioners favoring the completion of the design of the Pensacola Beach Traffic Congestion Management Plan and a one year extension of the Open Container Ordinance. Escambia Countys Division Manager of Transportation and along with a team of engineers from Volkert presented the Trafplete. The plan has three phases. lot and technology to remotely de Luna. Those projects are complete. The Phase One projects have stack ups when everyone leaves the Casino Beach at once. Phase Two of the plan includes a new parking lot west of One area of the lot is for law enforcement and lifeguard parking which frees up the spaces in the public lot that they previously used. The request to fund this will Commission June 7 meeting. If The second phase includes a restriping at the exit of the Pier lot to allow cars to access the main Casino Beach parking lot. This part of the project only takes before Memorial Day. the most interest from the over destrian underpasses and two roundabouts. Volkert Engineer Clark Bailey responded to Board members questions assuring them that the roundabout design duce severe accidents and accomand firetrucks. Engineer Mike Warnke addressed concerns about drainage and rain events when designing pedestrian underpasses. He told the Board that a series of and lift station sends water to a storm drain. Rinke supports the plan based recommendations and the need to he added. The best plan weve Rusty Branch voiced the support from the Destination represents the areas lodging and hotels. He cited the challenges that tourists and locals have Pier and Papas Pizza on the Boardwalk is anxious for phase two to be complete. The changes to the Pier parking lot impact his business. Beach resident Dan Lockman shared an example of law enforcement quickly clearing the light control technology rather than roundabouts and pedestrian underpasses. Bill Ray who lives on the Beach voiced his concerns last year about the plan. He returned and told the Board that drivers need to learn to negotiate a roundabout. Tourists who arrive daily are unfamiliar with roundabouts. roundabout makes it impossible to avoid. There are no alternate routes. Ray suggested that added parking and coordinating with Gulf Breeze need to be part of them to consider the uniqueness of Pensacola Beach. Its a quaint. Dont change this Gulf Breezes Charlie Rotenberry asked the Board to consider a parking garage at the SRIA ofidea. He added that the statistics dont substantiate the claim that there is a safety problem for peposed to pedestrian underpasses. SRIA Board members voiced varying levels of support but all were concerned about the disruption to business that a major road construction project at the beachs core intersection would create. Board Chairman Jerry WatIn her support of completing Sindel said the plan is a tool to give viable solutions to the problem of how popular the beach has become. It is necessary to see the plan in its complete design to continue the conversation for a cost estimates. results of the phase one and two changes prior to implementing the major construction of phase the designs completion with reservations about the costs and interruption to business. Janice Gilley asks her fellow board members to consider that a roundabout is an aesthetically She wanted to further explore the pacts of the technology to react to concerned that no one questioned the return on investment of a project of this magnitude. yet been secured. has not always been supportive of the roundabouts. She agreed with her fellow board members in order to see a total design and would like to review the results of the current improvements at the end of the summer season. The Board voted 5 to 1 to recommend that the design be completed with further informa tion timelines and results of the technology to remotely control Member Dr. Thomas Campanella the Grand Marlin. He wants to see what those improvements yield. He is totally opposed to roundabouts and said they are a tremendous waste of money. Traffic is a problem that will tonight will be perceived as giving a green light to the construcThe projected construction The SRIA recommendation will be sent to the County Commission. If the Commissioners The SRIA and Commissioners secured. On the agenda at the County Commissions May 17 meeting is the Open Container Ordinance. It prohibits alcohol consumption Boardwalk. It does not include the sandy beach areas. The ordinance is due to sunset on June 1. One reason the ordinance was put in place according to Boardwalk Master Leaseholder Robert Rinke havior associated with drinking. Since the ordinance has returned to a safe place to bring Boardwalk business is in favor of keeping the ordinance. It is in the The hoteliers on the beach and from Pensacola supported the ordinance in a letter delivered by their lodging organizations Executive Director Rusty Branch. Hotel managers and retail employees asked the board to support the ordinances continuation. The SRIA Board was presented with crime reports and sales data to use as quantitative evidence of the ordinances impact. Brooks reviewed the data and said there were too many variables to draw a real conclu sion. Based on the facts that there had been no complaints about the ordinance to the SRIA nor any real impact to alcohol sales she would support the extension of one year. She also requested that the letter of the ordinance be commissioners shall review the quality of life statistics and evaluBohannon said she personally had returned as a customer on characters and selective enforcement of the ordinance. Gilley does not believe that a few miscreants should impact others enjoyment and did not support the ordinance. Chairman Watson did not support the ordinance either. a letter supporting the ordinance the Commissioners do a review of The letter will be sent n advance of the May 17 Commission meeting. SRIA Board Supports Traffic Plan Design Completion, Alcohol OrdinanceThe Santa Rosa Island Au thority Board heard reports at their May 9 meeting from their engineers and directors about island enhancements. Executive Director Paolo Ghio who also heads the Develgot the nod to bring a proposal to expand the Dog Park at the east end of the island. He will bring the project to the SRIA CommitGhio also told Board members that the rebid of a Gulf front budget. The bathroom to be located at the walkover directly south Authority Board Updates Include Paws, Pedals, Parks and Splash Pads million bid and table the project. The multi-use path which is used by walkers and cyclists is getting a facelift. The bid was awarded to Chavers Construcreplace the asphalt multi-use path sections and replace curb ramps. Accessibility improvements will be made at trolley stop locations Water fountains will be added along the replaced section fountains will be ADA accessible and some will include a water The project also includes replacement of the basketball court and drainage improvements at Gowens Park on Via de Luna. The drainage improvement project is a prerequisite to installation of a splash pad water feature for children. The next SRIA meeting is #1 Via de Luna.


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 TacosMay 15, 2018 I think May is one of my favorite months of the year. Do you realize we actually have government stay open (along with the rest of the country) but we celebrate them all on the iswhich I celebrate with a trip to year's travelling troupe was coming......until we left. the cover of the May 1 Island Times er is living or a white rose cor rest of the year. the celebration. very tasty looking Strawberry Daughter Mel brought balthere were two very nice beachy kitchen towels in the beautifully will be the recipient of the lovebeen on the fast track for weeks. repack my suitcase between recoming up. I'm certainly getting my money's worth outta those new suitcases anyway. lievable to actually visit with being speechless...I'm most to someone of his fame. the great happenings on the Ismissing it all here. We will be of visits from our St. Louis relatives. beauty before the full bloom of caught. I'm looking for some Let's cook.......Buttercup Biscuits 2 sticks butter, softened 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream 2 cups pre-sifted self-rising fuls into buttercup-size mini later. See ya in the kitchen..... Best Hats! Sharon Loper, left, and Mary Ann Claus were the winners of the Hat Contest, May 5 at the Carleen Wheeler Memorial Run for the Roses Kentucky Derby Party hosted by the Beach Optimists at Santa Rosa Dunes. Lopers hat had freshly cut roses and Claus created and wore a horse pinata hat with two tiny jockeys. Guests voted on the win ners by secret ballot.


Island Times PAGE 7 May 15, 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 SANTA ROSA DUNESRare opportunity to own a 3BR/2BA corner unit. Panoramic views. MLS #534976 900 Ft. Pickens Rd. $425,000 Free and Easy Seasonal Trolley Service Rolls To BeachFree and easy thats how we roll. The Beachs complimentary Trolley service travels along the island avenues daily beginning Friday, May 25. Grab a seat beginning at 4 p.m. and ride all evening. There will be three trolleys, with the last pick up at 11:30 p.m. Service stops at midnight. You will look neat in your seat in the open air trolley. The interior boasts highly polished wooden seats and bright brass rails, a bit nostalgic, but, oh, so comfortable. The Trolley is a fully open car with safety rails, and provides the best view for passengers, having no windows or sidewalls. In addition, the Trolleys are quiet with flat screen monitors that will showcase eco-recreation opportunities and natural beauty of Pensacola Beach. If theres a little inclement weather, the trolley drivers roll down the rain curtains and keep the riders happy. Travel a few blocks or ride all evening. You can hop aboard the trolley to shop, dine, visit friends or tour the island. Ride and roll by bringing your bicycle. Racks to accommodate the two wheelers are conveniently located on each trolley. Take the trolley as many times as youd like; theres no charge. The service is provided to residents and visitors by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. it impossible for the trolley to keep a set schedule, but you can always know when the trolley is rolling to a stop near you with the Trolley Tracker. If you are a techno savvy rider, you can log on to view the trolleys location at trolleytracker. A text message to 41411 with the letters SRIA followed by a space and then your stop number will return a message about the trolleys arrival time. Of course, use any phone to simply call 850-602-9384 for information about when your trolley will arrive to take you for a free ride. There is one more tried and true technique for Trolley Tracking, just look for the colorful trolley, heading toward your stop. Most stops have a thatched roof tiki style umbrella. Chill out on a surfboard shaped trolley stop bench. Get into a free and easy island state of mind. You will leave your worries behind when you step on the trolley. No time wasted looking for a parking place. The trolley will safely deliver you to your destination. If you are enjoying a glass of wine with friends or a frosty beer at your favorite beach watering hole, let the trolley be your designated driver. Kids love the trolley. Its a family friendly experience. Come on and take the free ride. Kim Cole, left, hosted a surprise birthday party May 5 for her husband Gary Cole on the upstairs deck overlooking the Pensacola Beach Marina where Cole works. Busch beer and bushwackers were used to toast Cole's 70 years. Bobbi Cunningham, left, and Rhonda Henry share a May 3 birthday. So, Pam Jewell and Leata Sloane hosted a birthday party for the two beach gals at Paradise complete with decorations, cake and corsages. Bobbi was please to announce that she is 88!Cooking Columnist Fishes For RecipesCooking columnist Kathi Lewis asks, "Can you catch it and cook it?" If the answer is yes, then she wants to hear from you. Kathi has been writing the "Peas, Porridge and a Dry Martini" column since 2005. While she admits it is a heavy helping of beach news and gossip with a side dish of a recipe, she is angling for good drinking story and a good plate of food. So, with that in mind, think about sending her your best stories with your recipe. You do not have to be a professional chef, professional angler or professional story teller to submit your recipe. according to Kathi. She will consider any kind of seafood which can be hooked, netted, speared or otherwise gotten from 'round here. There are some who keep their recipes as closely guarded secrets. Those will not likely qualify, since she wants to publish them in Island Times. If you would like to have your recipe considered here's all you need to do. Send an email to with "recipe" in the subject line.


PAGE 8 Island Times May 15, 2018 PBA BAND STUDENTS ROCK Gulf Breeze Middle School band students under the direction of Susan Smithey participated in the Solo and Ensemble Festival April 21 at Avalon Middle School. Congratulations to the following students:Superior Solo Rating: Callaghan Williams, Annie Driskell, Josie Verschueren, Mia Bragg, Lexie Steffanini, Amber Ingham, Matison Bourland, Orion Beckler, Benjamin Olson, Ariana Flores, Alexis Flowers, Stellan Nilssen, Luke White, Ethan Guilbeau, Cade Swanson, Emma Toms, Avery Williams, Nicholas Khan, Isaac Braun, Sydney Ferris, Hannah Greenstreet, Elizabeth Hagy, Tori Wells, Lillie Thompson, Reese Sides, Katie Schwarting, Bailey Vierthaler, Olivia Smith, Braden Tharpe, Maggie Terrill, Ava Wysoczynski, Samantha Sherman, Sarah Hicks, Bria Aylstock, Ashlyn Latta, Charlotte Jagar, Aiden Roberts, Charles Parkinson, Cooper Carlock, Eric Campbell, Gabriel Smith, Jacob Enete, Jimmy Winchester, Garrett Smith, Patrick Cain, John Patton, Connor Smith, Taylor Jenkins, Cayden Martinez, Rafael Garcia, Garrett Smith, Jimmy Winchester, John Patton, Olivia Hoffman, Amelia Atchison, Lauren Logan, Natalia Mercado, Addy Ware, Haley Cartee, Adrienne Flowers, Jace Champlin, Sydney Burge, Kate Turk, Matthew Barrs, Hollyn Wills, David Alex White, Mark Francis, Rodrigo Pardo, Jasper Bragg, Jasmine Beatty, Eli Smith, Ibuki Cheng, Ashlyn Arnold, Elizabeth Biz Aydelott, Ethan Pensyl, David Kane, Brandon Collins, Jasmine Tucker, Helen Zheng, Jenna Moore, Ian Gonzales, Taylor Smith, Vida Martinez, Hayden Brown, Rubi Regan, Keeley Williams, Lily Scott, Cameran Vierthaler, Andrew Francis, Nick Bailey, John Bleiler, Gwyneth Jackson, Keilani Flores and Jacob Brown Excellent Solo Rating Reese Houston, Louis White, Zachary Coughlin, Kayla Cross, Marshall Gutshall, Alex Pensyl, Tarah Sharit, Amber Collins, Amelia Atchison, Logan Duke, Christopher Viglione Superior Ensemble Rating Janna Alba and Natalia Mercado Addy Ware and Amelia Atchison Hollyn Will and Kate Turk Vida Martinez and Erin Kane Lauren McLaughlin, Brandon Collins, Chase Freckmann Caleb Wooden, Jack Gordon, Christopher Viglione Matthew Barrs, David Alex White, Ian McLaughlin Jace Champlin, Julianna Rojas, Isabelle Finfrock David Alex White, Erin Kane, Ian McLaughlin, Paul Palewicz Lauren McLaughlin, Anthony AJ Garza, Brandon Collins, Jackson Mahar, Chase Freckmann Jacob Brown and John Bleiler Excellent Ensemble Rating Adrienne Flowers and Haley Cartee Caleb Wooden and Christopher Viglione Jasper Bragg and Jasmine Beatty Ian Gonzales and Kayla Masood Jonathan Haggerty and Kai DackCAMPING WITH 4H Its going to be a fun week at Camp Timpoochee in Niceville, hosted by the 4-H. Campers ages 8-13 can attend the June 4-8 adventure for $125. In the morning hours, camp kayaking and recreational dance skills along with crafts and recreational sports. The afternoon sessions include outdoor skills, marine exploration, mad science, creative dramatics and healthy living. For more information or to 850-475-5230 or email 4-H Program Assistant Jereme Johnson at Hurry! Registration closes May 18. BEACH CHURCH VBS The Beach Church is going tropical with their SonQuest Rainforest Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27 from 9 a.m. til noon. The week will be packed with activities for ages 3 to 10. The Beach Church is cur rently seeking volunteers and donations for VBS. Volunteers are needed the week of July 15 Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools Sunshine Math Team comto gather donations, prepare and decorate for VBS. There is a need for volunteers to serve during the VBS as crafts leader, music leader and games leader. Addi tionally the Church needs 4 to 8 volunteers to escort the children to each area throughout the day. campers will be swimming and playing along the Sound. Church teers who are capable of serving as lifeguards Friday, July 27. If you are interested in donating materials, money or time to the Beach Churchs Vacation Bible School, email DATES TO NOTE Monday, May 28: No classes, Memorial Day holiday Friday, June 1: Early release, last day of school


PAGE 9 Island Times May 15, 2018 Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, May 15. 7 p.m. Free concert at Gulfside Pavilion. Mass Konfusion plays. Bring a chair. Leave glass and pets at home. Hot Rods in Paradise: Thursday, May 17 through Saturday, May 19. This is the seventh year that the car owners will roll into Paradise Inn parking lot with their hot rods. They are an approachable group, love to talk about their car. There is no charge to look, just dont touch. Sidewalk Star Gaze: Friday, May 18 and Saturday, May 19, just south of the Gulfside Pavilion. Escambia Amateur Astronomers set up telescopes and binoculars so guests can see the moon, stars, planets and other celestial bodies. There is no charge, but is dependent on weather. Star Gaze begins at dark. Leftover Four Miler: Saturday, May 18 at 8 a.m. Start Pavilion at Casino Beach. The name says it all! Everything you will receive (T-shirts, medals and awards) at this race will be from past races. There is no rhyme or reason to what you receive, its a mystery. Being lowest price race of the Run Pensacola brand, youll have plenty leftover cash to tip the bartenders at the soon to be Famous: Leftover Post Race Party at Crabs. More info: Hot Rods, Beach Yoga, Star Gazes May Events Rock! Hands Across The Sand: Saturday, May 18, 10 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Ceremonies, speakers. Join hands on sand at 11 a.m. Refreshments follow. See page 3. Gnarley Charlie Surf Contest: Sunday, May 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. just west of Pier. For kids to learn about surf competition, All Krewe Luau: Hosted by the Krewe of Bananimals and open to everyone. Castaways on the Boardwalk, 1 to 5 p.m. Dress in Luau or krewe attire. Bring a dish to share. Cash bar. Games and prizes. Art on the Boardwalk: Sunday, May 20 from noon to 6 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Family friendly event. Unique craft goods and artwork. No charge to browse. Sunset Beach Yoga: Sunday, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Bring a sheet, large towel or mat, water and an open mind. Behind the Hilton. Nominal charge. 850-723-2792 Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, May 22. 7 p.m. Free concert at Gulfside Pavilion. Deception plays. Bring a chair. Leave glass and pets at home. VisitPensaco Family Beach Fest: Satur day, May 26, 2 to 7 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Hosted by the Christian Surfers. Kutless, Felling Giants from Colorado, and Jon Fore man from Switchfoot are joining together this Memorial Day Weekend to bring to the public an afternoon of live music and celebration. No charge. https:// The fun never ends... June Keep The Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl: Sunday, June 3 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Paradise Bar. Hosted by the Wooly Booger Social Club, the event is open to everyone who hates hurricanes. Queen Shugah Andrea will be accepting good luck charms at her in good fun. No charge. July Red, White and Blues Week on Pensacola Beach. Wednesday, July 11, Circle and Arrival Maneuvers around 8 a.m. Thursday, Friday, July 13 show starts at noon with Blue Angels at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14 Show starts at August Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 11 at 11 at Landshark Landing. No charge to enter. Fun, games. Learn about the Sea Turtles who hatch on our shores. Meet a mermaid. Take the Sea Turtle Oath. September Taste of the Beach, Satur day, September 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Casino Beach. A premier food festival featuring signature dishes from 20 Pensacola Beach restaurants. Chef competitions, cooking demos. Beer Tasting. Live music. Souvenir Water Tumblers. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. October Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, October 3-7. Fans can meet the hitmakers. Hundreds of performances, a variety of venues. PensacolaBeachSong November Trot For Thought, Thursday, November 22 at 8:30 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 5K on Turkey search. www.pensacolabeachtur and register today! December Pensacola Beach Chambers Lighted Boat Parade, Saturday, December 1. From Little Sabine Bay to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. After sundown. Meet Santa. PensacolaBeachChamber.comCounty Designates Beach Poker Promoter As Champion of Arts For Annual TourneySaltwater Rick Uzdevenes who hosts the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Celebration for Educa tion Tournament has been given a Champion of the Arts Award. In ceremonies at the Hall Center in Pensacola May 1, the Escambia County School District recognized the poker program for its support of the Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools Music Department. The awards program was inspired by a famous quote from the late Rita Pierson, an educator well known for her TED Talk that included the words, Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be. sued a statement, Fine Arts Champions are people and businesses who know the power of connection and know that our teachers and their students sometimes need some extra support, can be the best teachers of the best students in the best programs they can be. The Champions dont ask for recognition but they were nominated for this honor and it is our pleasure to invite them to this event so that we might take a moment to say, Thank you. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun was recognized among the notfor-profit organizations along with Beulah Elementary PTA, Baiely Middle School PTSA and Delta Sigma Theta. I am a bluesman. There are many musicians at the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games, so it Rick. We started the tourney eleven years ago to support music education at the Beach School. I am so proud to accept this award on behalf of every musician and poker player who has donated to the kids. We have a lot of gener ous players. Beach School Music Teacher Mary Holway nominated Uzdevenes and the Texas Hold Em Celebration 4444 Education Tourney for consideration. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Promoter Saltwater Rick Uzdevenes, left, with Beach School Music Teacher Mary Holway at the Champions of the Arts Awards Ceremony, May 1 at the Hall Center. Gulf Islands National Sea shore hosts the follow ranger programs at Fort Pickens, which is located at the western end of Santa Rosa Island: Front Line on the Coastline is held on Saturdays at 11 a.m. Attendees should meet at Battery Cooper for this 30 minute program. It involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walk ways, and steps. School of the Soldier is Sundays at 11 a.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this 30 minute program, which is accessible to all. Program includes is available. All programs are free. For information, contact the national seashore at 850-934-2600.Rangers Host Programs At Fort


PAGE 10 Island Times May 15, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: What Are Some Good Data Backup Options? The problem with getting a good data backup for a desktop computer or a laptop computer is do it. For that reason, the best option is to have a backup procedure that happens automati cally. I have worked with many customers with dead computers who had no data backup. In a few cases, I was able to use special software to retrieve some data from those computers but, in most cases, the data cannot be retrieved without special equipment. Companies specializing in data recovery charge lots of money (at least $1,000) for their services. Automatic backups can be accomplished by paying an annual fee for that service. A good example is Carbonite, which backs up Windows user data continuously to the Internet. That service is typically about $60 per year. The biggest drawback to the Carbonite service is that it takes a long time (maybe days) to restore very large amounts of data from the Internet to the computer. That is not very helpful when trying to get things going quickly again. Users of Apple iPads and iPhones have access to Apple's iCloud backup service. The free version is limited to 5 gigabytes of data, but that can be increased to 50 gigabytes for 99 cents a month. Multiple Apple devic es in the family can share that backup space. Google provides similar backup services for Android users. Users of the Apple desktops and laptops should always make use of the "Time Machine" opis required is an external backup drive, which costs around $60 at the computer supplies store. The user's data can be completely protected simply by turning on the Time Machine program in the Apple computer. For Windows computer ustive solution. Using the external backup drive made by Western Digital (from the computer store), set up the backup software that is packaged with the backup drive. Connect the backup drive, disk drive, install it, and choose Next, choose the frequency of backup. By choosing "Continuous," data will be replaced on the backup drive each time a sometimes isn't plugged into the computer, the backup will resume automatically when it is attached to the computer again. 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. Pensacola Beach Optimists Bettie Lee Sundstrom, left, and Debbie Campanella have great hatitude at the Kentucky Derby fundraiser May 5. Wooly Booger Bawl June 3 @ 3 pm Paradise Bar


Island Times PAGE 11 May 15, 2018 Pensacola 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 Unit 606 West $330,000 MLS# 535226 Island living at Regency Towers Sharla Dawn At DawnJelly fish. The fact that these guys have survived for 650 million years without brains, is strangely comforting to me this morning. Ha! Heres to not overthinking every single thing that happens today! If jellies, like this colorful little Compass (Chrysaora hysoscella), have thrived brainlessly for eons and eons, I should be able to make it, at least till lunch, without obsessing, fretting or otherwise indulging futile thought patterns. Yeah, right. Thinking is what I do, and it is among my greatest strengths. It is also one of my most troubling weaknesses. And like all super powers, it can be used for good or for evil. Which cape will I don today? I started this practice of beach-walking every morning as a form of meditation and prayer, a way to energize my spirit and the novelty and splendor of this magical sandbar at dawn, kept my focus in the moment, on the beach at 6:13 a.m.not in a last Tuesday argument with my husband or a next Friday worry about an upcoming deadline. But, alas, you can get used to anything, and before long, I found myself using these precious moments on the beach to rehash, real or imagined, in my life. My mind is a rambunctious toddler most daysnot without its charms and very curious but exhaustingly tangential and needy. And as with a two-yearold, Im finding that corporal punishment, even time-outs, tions. No, my toddler brain responds bestjust as my toddler boys did back in the dayto distraction. This is why I added crayons to my morning ritualto get myself back on the beach and out of my heavy head. I try to match the colors of the dawn to a couple of crayons from my big orange box of Crayolas every day. I wanted to train my eye to see more in the sunrise than yellow, orange and blue. I wanted to see haveeven Burnt Sienna and Jazzberry Jam. And just so you know, the irony, as I write this column, doesnt escape me. Ive just spent an hour over-thinking my propensity to over-think. I didnt make it till noon, did I? I didnt even make it till seven. But Im pretty sure this morning, that Ive used my powers for good, not evil. I bet the jelly fish would think so too, if only he had a brain. PBAUPDATES Event House Meeting The Pensacola Beach Advocates Board of Directors receives frequent complaints about the way event houses" have changed the single family home neighborhoods into blocks of "hometels" hosting parties day and night. As a result, the PBA is holding a meeting at the Beach Church on Thursday, May 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to update our members on the information we currently have and to gather comments on how quality of life. We are inviting a real estate attorney familiar with these issues to attend. Please join us so that we can gather real data and stories directly from those this information to the SRIA with some proposed solutions. Beachkeepers The Beachkeepers joined their counterparts at the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center April 20 to celebrate Earth Day. About 175 people attended and they are already planning for a similar event in 2019. The date for the Sea Turtle Baby Shower has been set! It is Saturday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Landshark Landing. Conservation Proposal Several members emailed the County Commissioners or attended the May 3 meeting to voice support for a proposal presented by Commissioner Grover Robinson. This proposal will guarantee that the current Pensacola Beach areas designated as recreation and conservation, including all public access points and beach areas between the Coastal Construction Line and the water remain forever public. Unfortunately, those who supported the proposal were outnumbered by those who spoke against it which included Save Pensacola Beach members and our elected SRIA member. Interestingly, their argument was that our current land development code (the same one they say will be breached to turn us into condo canyons if we own our homes) is protection is necessary. We will maintains the beautiful island that we all love! By Terry Preston Board of Directors Chair Pensacola Beach Advocates read Island Times


Island Times May 15, 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) Taking advice isn't always easy for self-assured Rams and Ewes who think they know what's best. But it wouldn't hurt to listen to what close colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance life's practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional endeavors and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if you're not sure about the answers, demand proof. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member once again seeks your help. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you don't overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. But in the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. But do you really want to be this person's confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) As one of nature's straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goat's aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isn't as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision. Jambo (Hello everybody ). Is your fur friend a family member or pet? The dog breeder asked me this question when I walked into her kennels. I had really never thought about that question before. The puppy I pick for you, she said, will depend on your answer. Thinking back during my childhood we always had pets, but they were hunting dogs. The dogs were never let into the house, even on bitterly cold days. They had a wonderful dog house with hay to protect them and keep them warm. Today we have pets as family members. I was walking my current puppy, which I affectionally refer to as a Shetland pony, the other evening. I looked up and saw a middle age woman with two dogs. One was a fivepound terrier being carried like a baby strapped to her chest. (Yes, I thought this odd.) The other a large boxer who was ambling along behind. They got to the 4-way intersection and he proceeded to sit down. I complimented her on how well she had trained her dog. I assumed she had him sit to make sure it was safe to go around the corner and avoid any oncoming car. That was not it at all! She started laughing and said no he doesnt want to walk, he wants to go home. He sits at every intersection hoping Ill give up. I must admit, she said, I spend a lot of time at intersections. Definitely in the fur child category! TIP: 1. For smudge-proof eye makeup, take blotting tissue to remove any oil or any excess makeup from the eye area. Then, apply a small dab of cream concealer to hold things in place. 2. Always allow about two fingers from your nose to where blush starts. 3. The antihistamines in allergy medicine dry out the skin, so skip heavy foundation during allergy season. Instead, use a tinted moisturizer. Try throwing kindness around like confetti. Lets look to the past only as it gives us pleasure. Lets look to the future only as it gives us hope. 1. What is a manzanilla? (A type of sherry ) 2. At what temperature are the Celsius and Fahrenheit scales equal? (-40 degrees)


Island Times PAGE 13May 15, 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 Zemenick The Pensacola Bay System An Introduction Island Times Island Times Library Hosts Robots For Kids


PAGE 14 Island Times May 15, 2018 CalendarCLASSIFIED ADVERTISING Are you looking for an interesting souvenir or just the right finishing touch to your condo or beach house? Antiques, collectibles, furniture, art, glassware, dishes, lamps and more. Pensacolas oldest name in retail. We have been downtown since 1910. Reynalds, 36 E. Garden St. Call for easy directions from the Beach. 850-438-1628. LET GO SALE Collectibles; carved 1968 furniture; Household;etc. MAY 18 & 19; 900 Ft. Pickens Rd. S.R. Dunes, #115, Soundside. Doors open at 8 a.m. 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 MAY 2018 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: Tracy Lawrence, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets,$25-$75 18: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. 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; Buddy Brown, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free, 19: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. 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: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, Hemingways 5:30 p.m. Guest Passes, 850-932-1500. 22: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 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: Innerlight Surf Camp, behind Crabs Pensacola Beach. 29: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. JUNE 2018 1: Ray Scott, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free, 2: Jon Langston, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open Beach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to Sunset. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Ft Pickens Rd. Pets are not allowed on the beach at any other location outside the dog park. at 6 p.m. Tickets,$15/$50 2: DeLuna Landing Ceremony. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheatre, 2 p.m. 3: Wooly Booger Social Club. Keep the Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl. Paradise Bar and Grill 3 p.m Open to the Public. 3: Sunset Yoga behind the Hilton. 6 to 7:15 p.m. Each Sunday in June 3: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 5: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 7: Luke Pell, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free, 9: Rum Fest. Sandshaker Lounge. 12: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. VisitPensacolaBeach.comNAME:____________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________ CITY: _____________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ Have Island Times delivered to your mailbox Send $32 to: Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 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 Pets


Your Island Advisor Richard Wright, RICP Financial Advisor 4455 Bayou Blvd. Suite A Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 478-6390 Ext Richard Wright is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life PAGE 15 Island Times May 15, 2018 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home usinessuzzB B Innisfree founder and CEO Julian MacQueen announced the transition of Innisfree Hotels to a legacy company and appointed Ted Ent to lead the charge. Ent comes to Innisfree with more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Most recently serving as president and COO of the Texas-based MH Hospitality following years of service to Hilton Worldwide and other preeminent destinations including Canyon Ranch Resorts and Health Spas, Ent and his family look forward to making roots on the Gulf Coast of Florida. this position because of his excellent reputation in the national hospitality industry and because he is a person who thinks outside of the box, MacQueen says. It is one of his lifelong dreams to run a company that gives back with purpose and vision, so we know A new National Park Service report shows that 3.9 million visitors to Gulf Islands National Seashore in 2017 spent $168 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 2,351 jobs in the local area and had a economy of $205 million. In the Florida Areas of the national seashore, visitors spent $133 milof $162 million in 2017.Crabs on Pensacola Beach is the latest Beach business to embrace the concept of Strawless single use plastic pollution, servers will bring customers a straw only upon request. Island Times Skipping 300 straws per day has the potential to save $725 per year and eliminates 60 pounds of plastic. Pick up any litter you see at Casino Beach. Plastic, straws and cigarette butts are the most frequently found during beach clean-ups. Bid em up at the Better Business Bureau online auction. The auction will be live until Thursday, May 17 at 8 p.m. at Money raised will help provide scholarships to collegebound high school juniors and seniors who personify high ethics as demonstrated through leadership, community service, overall personal integrity and academic history. The scholarship winners along with Torch Award for Ethics for businesses will be announced in June. In the race for the District Four County Commissioners seat, Robert Benders campaign announced May 8 that he had qualified on April 26. Boyce Terry Strickland, May 9. Kendrick Doidge intends to qualify by petition prior to the May 21 deadline. Chris Phillips withdrew from the race to run for City Council. The Pensacola Sports Association awarded $100,000 in scholarships to scholar-athletes at their May 8 banquet. Stanley Dorion, Pensacola High School and Ellen Floyd from Catholic, won the overall male and female scholarships; $4,000 each. Jordan Mann from Milton High School earned the Gary McAdams Memorial Scholarship. The McAdams Scholarship 5K run was always hosted on Pensacola Beach. Congratulations to the following Gulf Breeze High School student-athletes for being at the top of their sports grade card. Girls Basketball Sadie Nix; Boys Cross Country Ryan Von Brock; Girls Cross Country Ana Rodriguez and Boys Lacrosse Jake Molina.Due to the Memorial Day holiday, Island Times deadline is May 20 for the May 29 edition. Flounders Stages Big Time Music SeriesCountry music superstar Tracy Lawrence appears at Flounders on Pensacola Beach, Friday, May 18. Doors open at 6 p.m. The Grammy nominated musician has a new album Good Ole Days and published a book of the same name. With 13 million albums sold, this is a concert you will not want to miss. And, this is just one in a long line-up of great concerts. Tickets and schedule at


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Island Times PAGE 17 May 15, 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 15, 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 Its A Monster Now Quickly, name the most successful athletic events in Northwest Florida. Okay, the Blue Wahoos have thousands show up for minor league baseball. The Ice Flyers have won minor league hockey championships and have a loyal following. No, Im really talking about events where amateurs participate. You might say well, theres the Double Bridge Run with over 4,000 runners and walkers. The McGuires 5K is successful in that way as well. The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon has sold out numerous times with over 1,000 registered athletes a year. Okay, but what about the Pensacola Beach Brawl? The what? The Pensacola Beach Brawl so successful now that it happens twice a year (May and September) in the Casino Beach parking lot. It includes over 1200 competitors and more than 50 percent of the participants are female. I cant list all the events because of space limitations, but it includes a whole lot of cleaning and jerking, squatting, snatching, burpees, pull ups, rowing, bench pressing and a host of other grueling exercises. The event is held over two days and is a lot of fun for everyone involved. The first one was in 2012 and many predicted it would not succeed. Those naysayers are now silent and the event is stronger than ever. It was held May 5-6 on the beach and if you missed it, thats okay. There will be another one in September for you to watch or you could even compete. The athletes are amazing. The feats of strength are awesome and its an experience just to be there. More information is available at There She Goes Again same story. The Pensacola Runners Associations 44th annual Fiesta of Five Flags 10K/5K was May 5 and it was an outstanding event as always. The classic 10,000 meter course runs from Pensacola State College to Seville Square, bisects the city and showcases some of the most attractive sights in the area. The 5,000 meter race is held on the second half of that route. A few groups of men from the 10K race passed by me as I stood at the 5K starting line. Soon approaching. It was Jennifer McGranahan. I recognized her I saw her clearly. She sped past and it was a few minutes before the next women in the race ran by my position. When she crossed the Finish Line in downtown Pensacola, she had won by three minutes and finished eleventh overall. Jennifer is one of three wellknown running sisters from Pensacola. Over the years she and her siblings have won numerous races often battling each other for the top spot. She competed as a scholarship athlete for the University of Florida, has coached at Virginia Tech University and the University of West Florida. I asked her after the race how many times she had won the event. She said she really didnt know, but the race has always been very important competition calendar. She is 39-years-old and she ran 39:15. Impressively, she also ran a negative split which means that she covered the second half of the course faster than she time was something when she was 37 and something when she was 38. She hopes to end that streak by breaking 40 minutes next year when she is 40 years old. Maybe by then we will have determined how many times she has won this storied race. Five Healthy Habits If you read this column each issue, you may think I go on like longevity. That is somewhat fair, but I never get tired of writing about motion, training and wellness. I believe being in shape is good for each of us. Health is one of our primary issues in this country and, as the American Heart Association states, Americans have a shorter life expectancy compared with residents of almost all other highincome countries. I recently shared yet another health study on my Facebook page. This study showed that habits would live 12 to 14 years longer. I know that health studies are ubiquitous and many of them are slanted by the sponsors and providers of the study. I also know that many studies do not contain enough participants, are not conducted over a long enough span of time and may not be controlled for factors that could weaken the prove to be rigorous the conclusions may not be convincingly supported when strict statistical analysis is applied to them. researchers analyzed a massive trove of information with detailed lifestyle and health data on over 123,000 men and women collected over a 34-year period. The which were: eating a healthy diet, not smoking, getting regular physical activity, moderate alcohol consumption and maintaining a normal weight. After aggregating the data and crunching the numbers, the research scientists concluded those behaviors had an astoundculations showed that a 50-yearbehaviors would live an extra 12 years. A 50-year-old female who followed those five behaviors would live an extra 14 years. adoption of four, three and two of the behaviors and found lessening positive results. Thats something to think about, isnt it? Pensacolas Tori Brady from Mako Athletics was part of the Tall, Grande and Venti relay team at the Pensacola Beach total number of repetitions to complete and members were that best suited their strengths. Amy Neal competed at the Pensacola Beach Brawl May 5 in Casino Beach. Neal is a member of Black Box Babes in Tallahassee.


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