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Volume XIV, Number 3 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 29, 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 No Canes Wooly Booger Social Clubs Keep The Hurricanes Away Bawl Set For SundayLinden Holdman is a third generation Wooly Booger and has been crowned as Princess Shugah. The three-year-old sweetheart is Queen Shugah Andrea Stanleys granddaughter. Page 2 has the whole story.


PAGE 2 Island Times May 29, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarEVENT HOUSE: Thursday, May 31, 5:30 p.m. at Beach Community Church. Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates, open to the public. Discussion, Information about large vacation rentals, event houses 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 BCC: Thursday, June 14. Committee of the Whole. 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. www.myescambia. com, Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Pensacola News Journal Wooly Booger Social Club records show 163 Founding and Charter Members in 1996. Here are a few Royal Woolies: 1996-1997 1997-1998 1999 2000 2001 The Wooly Boogers went into hiding. No one knows where, but the Hurricanes launched an assault on the island, which awakened them. see story on this page Hurricane Haters, Beach Lovers Gather For Wooly Booger Bawl Islanders Get Wooly Booger Moniker WB Pierce Traer and 2012 Queen Shugah Christine Hewerdine


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 29, 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 July 3, 1992 Freedom did not come easily to the people of this country. Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776, the United States has protected freedom for all through foreign wars and through its own bitter civil war. Our warriors paid a high price to assure us that we would not ever be enslaved, never be conquered, captured, and held in bondage. Declaration, who represented the Continental Congress, listed numerous grievances against the King of England, who kept the colonies trapped under his thumb. Their determination and meetings out of the sunshine, taking away charters, abolishing valuable laws, and altering fundamentally the forms of government set a precedent insuring the citizens of this country the right to challenge inequities in government. This includes the residents of Pensacola Beach. This year, the beach is undergoing monumental changes, through decisions made by the Board of County Commissionappear to be beneficial, most residents have a whole string of unanswered questions. This is one way, through the freedom we enjoy, to get answers to those questions. Attend the public hearing at the County Commission on Tuesday. The Declaration of Independence has guaranteed the right of citizens to voice their opinions if they feel any government action will affect them adversely. If we are to have any control over our destiny on this island, founders of this country handed years ago. If we have doubts, questions, even grievances, we must present them in person to the Board of County Commissioners. If you cannot leave your job phone call to your commissioner. Now is not the time to sit back houses and complain about what is happening. If we do not show up either in person or by messages in reasonably large numbers, the commissioners will take our silence to mean we approve their actions. If ever, we who live on this guaranteed in the Declaration of Independence, it is this very week. PBA To Host Event House Informational MeetingThe Pensacola Beach Advocates are issuing an open invitation to an Event House informational meeting on Thursday, May 31 at 5:30 p.m. at the Beach Community Church, located at Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. The meeting will address large homes being constructed, advertised and used for large gatherings and event destinations. These homes are located within areas zoned for single family homes. After Beach residents cited concerns about the noise, onstreet parking, and commercial use of residential areas, the Pensacola Beach Advocates Board has researched zoning information, ordinances and other sources. Bring any friends, members houses, said Pensacola Beach Advocates Board Chair Terry Preston. We will share information on ordinances already in place in Escambia County and steps that our neighboring communities have taken to protect the integrity of their neighborhoods. The meeting is open to the public. For more, The Pensacola Beach Womans Club chose six local nonfrom their annual fundraising campaign. The donations were made at the May 17 luncheon and business meeting at the Beach Churchs Randle Hall. At the ceremony were (front row, L to R): Laurie Rodgers, PACE Center for Girls; Julie Luttrell, Dream Beach Junior Lifeguard program; Beach Elementary School. Back row, (L to R): Montana Minck, Whiskers and Tails; Pensacola Beach Womans Club Board Members Carla Rich, Mary Lee, Diana DeLuna Lands on BeachHeralded by a flotilla of decorated boats and the wildly colorful Mayokis dancing, Don Tristan de Luna and his court will arrive at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Saturday, June 2 at 3 p.m. A ceremony of questionable historic accuracy follows. Its worth watching. For the Fiesta schedule,


PAGE 4 Island Times May 29, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE 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 inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 Music Friday, June 1, 6 Tyler Mac Saturday, June 2, 6 Paxton Norris Band Sunday, June 3, 3 Kim Carson & The Real Deal Tuesday, June 5, 6 Kim Carson & The Real Deal Friday, June 8, 6 Sauce Boss Saturday, June 9, 6 Live Music Sunday, June 10, 3 Swingtown Steve Miller Tribute Band Monday, June 11, 6 Nouveaux Honkies Tuesday, June 12, 6 Nouveaux Honkies Friday, June 15, 6 True Blue Band Saturday, June 16, 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. Keep The Hurricanes Away Bawl Sunday, June 3, 3 PM Everyone is welcome. Bring a good luck charm to Queen Shugah. Sit in the sand Dine by the SoundLONGTIME LOVEResidents Bob and Wendy included dinner and a special cake on Pensacola Beach. BEARS FOR HER likes to play Island Times Island Times read Island Times online)PHARM WORKER BEACH BOUND continue to read Island Times at BIG TEN sends special happy birthday is a ris at A.K. Pensacola. crab and summer. Go see NEW CLUBBERThe Pensacola Beach Wom all board departments and com consideration. Island Times mittees. The membership com REEL EM IN aboard the charter boat Bike Path is dedicated.READY FOR SUMMER island by land and by sea. Not This dedication marker is somewhere on the island. Do you know where? Hurry. You could win an Island Times t-shirt. Send your answer to Happy Birthday Stella!


PAGE 5 Island Times May 29, 2018 The Gulfside Pavilion is the most popular place on the island Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. The free outdoor concert series, Bands on the Beach, continues weekly through October 30. Heating up the stage Tuesday, May 29 are Imagene, a Florida Panhandle-based fourpiece band, who describe their style as Retro Electro Soul. Tyler Mac brings the rock to Bands on the Beach, Tuesday, June 5. Born in Indiana, Mac started his professional career at the age of 13 and touring internationally at age 18. He has shared the stage or opened for Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, Johnny Winter, Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, John Rich, to name a few. Mac has toured the world and his debut album Already Home was nominated by the The Blues411 Annual Jimi Awards. There is no charge to attend the concerts. Bands on the Beach is funded by the businesses and residents on Pensacola Beach and coordinated by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Beach restaurants are open before, during and after the concert to serve you. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but leave glass and pets at home. Upcoming Concerts:June 5 Tyler Mac June 12 Elvis Remembered June 19 Moderate Chop June 26 Category 4 July 3 Johnny Earthquake & the Moondogs July 10 Reunion Band July 17 Bay Bridge Band July 24 The Rowdies July 31 Mr. Big and the Rhythm Sisters Aug. 7 Emerald Gold Aug. 14 Deja Vu Aug. 21 The Astronauts Aug. 28 ClassX Sept. 4 John Hart Project Sept. 11 Chloe Channell Sept. 18 Dr. Breeze Sept. 25 Touch of Gray For more information, call the SRIA at 850-932-2257, go to or tune to Cat Country 98.7 for the latest updates. Its delicious news. Southeast Tourism Society has named the Pensacola Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for September 2018. Taste of the Beach is Pensacola Beachs premier food festival showcasing restaurants, chefs and their signature dishes. The event includes a VIP ticketed dinner, Friday, September 7 and a day long festival at Casino Beach, September 15. The Southeast is home to unique and memorable events throughout the year. In spotlighting the Top 20 festivals and events each month, STS is not only giving these events the recognition they deserve but were also creating a quick reference guide to some of the best festivals in the Southeast, said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. These events are important to the economic vitality of our communities and this is a way for us to acknowledge the time and resources organizers have tirelessly spent to create memories for their attendees. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. For more information about Taste of the Beach, call Chamber President Alison Westmoreland at 850-932-1500 or go to www. Proposes Dog Park IncreaseDogs and their masters will get more room to spread out at the Dog Park on the eastern end of Pensacola Beach. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Development and Leasing Committee at their May 23 meeting approved 100 feet be added to the eastern and western boundaries to make the park 500 feet long. SRIA Executive Director Paolo Ghio told his board that the increase was necessary due to the popularity of the Park. resident, asked that the Board consider adding the 200 feet to the eastern edge thus making it further from her residence. She also asked for signage with Animal Controls phone number. She said she walks the beach through the Dog Park and some dogs are not leashed. Ghio agreed that Animal Controls phone number should be posted and the sign will be an action item. Committee Chair Tammy Bohannon said the additional space is safer and avoids confrontation between dogs. Ghio commented that Pensacola Beach is 43,000 linear feet of Gulf front and this is 500 feet, to put it in perspective. SRIA Board Member Karen Sindel, who was the original supporter of the Dog Parks creation, said that this amenity is used by many Escambia County citizens. When I bring my three big dogs, there are families with their umbrellas, chairs and coolers, enjoying the beach with their dogs. The Committee recommended that the sunset provision be removed, so the Dog Park Ordinance would continue to exist. The Board can seek to amend or remove the ordinance at any time. The recommendation will go to the SRIA Full Board for review on Wednesday, June 13 at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available Taste of the Beach Earns Top Event RecognitionThe Beat Goes On Bands on The Beach


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 29, 2018 Our adventure to Tunica, Mississippi and to the Kris Krista point in the road construction We made it to Tunica and entertainment and the video/ Tomato (Pizza) Pie 1 can Grand biscuits (with 5 biscuit in can) 3/4 stick butter 3 or 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced Italian Seasoning shredded Pensacola Beach Womans Clubbers never miss a chance to celing at the Beach Church to the following May birthday celebrants (L to R): Rita Murrell, Dianna Davis, Cindy Curran, Mary Jo Tibbitts, Bobbi


Island Times PAGE 7 May 29, 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 BEAUTIFULThree level 3BR/3 BA beach house. Lots of very nice touches. MLS #524038 1404 Via de Luna $524,900 Do you swim fast, run in the sand and have a super heros attitude? Then check this out. The Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program is seeking aspiring lifeguards between the ages of 13 and 15 to join an exciting and challenging two-week training session this summer. A tryout for the Junior Lifeguard Program is Saturday, June 9 at 7 a.m. at Quietwater Beach picnic pavilions. The tryout will consist of an approximately Hopefuls Swim, Run To Qualify For Junior Lifeguard Program400-yard open water swim in waist-deep water, followed by a one-mile run on the sand. Applicants must attend the tryout to be considered for the program. During the program, junior lifeguards will learn about ocean rescue and medical care, participate in rescue drills, shadow Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and enjoy beach recreation time. There will be two program options for applicants accepted into the Junior Lifeguard Program, running from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday for two weeks each. Session one is June 18-29 and Session two is July 16-28. The program cost is $200 per person, and parents are asked to bring a checkbook to the tryout. A parent must be present at the tryout. For more information, contact Water Safety Deputy Chief Alexander Johnson at Gulf Islands National Seashore announces its ranger program schedule for Fort Pickens located at the western tip of Santa Rosa Island. Nature Walk: Life on a Barrier Island. Daily at 9:30 a.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this 45 minute program. Fun for families, children must be accompanied by an adult. School of the Soldier. Thursdays through Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this 30 minute program. It's acces-Fort Pickens Rangers Host Educational Summer Eventssible for all. Program includes is available. Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar. Presented daily at 1 p.m. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this 30 minute program. It involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps. Sunset on Santa Rosa Island. Friday, June 15 and July 13 at 7 p.m.; and Friday, August 10 at 6:30 p.m. Meet at the old Fort Pickens Campground Store parking lot. This 30 minute program involves walking on uneven surfaces, sandy walkways, and steps. Stargazing hosted by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association at Battery Worth is Friday, June 15 and July 13 at 8 p.m. and Friday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. Get an up close view of some celestial objects and learn more about the night sky. Telescopes will be available for use. Weather permitting. There is an entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area, but programs are free. For additional information, contact the national seashore at 850-934-2600, www., on Facebook www. Craig Warner from Acworth, Georgia, earned the top spot in the Pro Am Ski GP Division of the Pro Watercross National Tour, May 13 on Pensacola Beach. The races were held at Casino Beach as the second stop on the Tour. Racers in the Pro Am Ski GP Division of the Pro Watercross National Tour, had nearly perfect conditions on May 13 on Pensacola Beach. Jimmy Wilson rode his Yamaha through the waves with a camera perched atop Quade Brown aboard jet ski 82 rounds the buoy ahead of Brock Austin during the Pro Watercross National Tour on Pensacola Beach May 13. Brown hails from Christchurch, New Zealand and Austin from Utah. Pensacola Yacht Club has announced the annual 2018 USA Junior Olympic Sailing Festival will be June 29 July 1. Racing for Lasers, Club 420's and Optimists is scheduled for June 30 and July 1. Young Optimist Dinghy sailors will use this regatta as a Yacht Club Sails Into Junior Olympicstraining event for the Optimist Nationals scheduled at PYC July 13-22. In that week, some 400 sailors, 8-15 years old, will be racing for the top Opti prizes on Pensacola Bay. The Notice of Race and entry forms are available at


PAGE 8 Island Times May 29, 2018 PBA HISTORIC WIN FOR MATEER; FAMILY TRADITION CONTINUES Pensacola Beach resident Max Mateer, a freshman in the Pensacola High School IB Prothe Individual Performance of the Florida History Fair for his Pushing the Pawn from the Max has had a great year acMax is currently a third degree level four Black Belt in test for his Junior Fourth Degree Max also volunteers as a tutor and co-hosts oratorical Macy Mateer just graduated from Gulf Breeze High School Macy served as the President of Gulf Breeze High Schools classmates and inducted into was recently awarded the Youth In addition to coaching and Maddie is working for the Lyric She is teaching acting, singing, dancing and audition techniques Maddie volunteers to give student host at alumni events and Maddie, Macy and Max are graduates of Pensacola Beach Beach School Calendar Day of School Ignite scientific curiosity Summer Camps For Children cil is seeking host homes for exchange students visiting this into your home for 12 days this children or teens currently living a warm heart, a safe environIf you are interested in learnDiplomacy Council Seeks Host Homes For Exchange Students Sea Turtle Baby ShowerSaturday, August 11 @ 11 Landshark Landing


PAGE 9 Island Times May 29, 2018 The 2018 Pensacola Bud Light Fishing Rodeo is set for June 22-25. This years event includes a general rodeo, the Synovus In-Shore Challenge, the Vince Whibbs Automotive King Mackerel Challenge, and the Academy Junior Rodeo. Registration is currently open online at Bud Light Fishing Rodeo Opens Registration Weigh In Set For Flounders BeachJune 22, with late registration and the captains meeting at Flounders on Pensacola Beach. Fishing is all day Saturday and Sunday with the scales being open each day at Flounders. On Monday, an awards ceremony will be held at Flounders. Over $15,000 in prizes will be awardSpectators have front row seats for the weigh-in action, leaderboard changes as well as full service by the Flounders food and drinks to your soundfront table. Get your tackle box ready and mark your calendar for the There is no charge to cheer. To register or for more information, Fifty rums, ten hours of live music, a bikini contest and lots of giveaways. That is what awaits fans at the third annual Pensacola Beach Rum Festival, Saturday, June 9 at The Sandshaker Lounge from 2 p.m. until late. While there is no charge to get in and listen to the music, the Rum Tasting is ticketed. Tickets are $35 at the door for the VIP Rum Tasting which features over 50 rums and lots of give-aways. The tasting will be hosted from 3 to 5 p.m. Liquor vendors from all along the coast supply a selection of rums to taste and learn about. There will be a special "Festival Drink Menu" highlighting 5 different rums in a special concoction exclusively picked by the distributors and available at the festival. Theres no charge to listen to Ben Loftin perform on the Shaker Stage from 2 to 5 p.m. The entertainment heats up at 5 tival Bikini Coast International Bikini Contest. The winner will be crowned at 6 p.m. followed by the Chris Winward Band on stage until 10 p.m. Philo brings their classic rock sound to The Shaker, after 10 p.m. This is a celebration of rum, music, food and fun at the Shaker. the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Sandshaker is located at 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd., across Hosts Rum FestivalFifty Rums, Music, Bikini Contest Add To Fun The Voodoo Fix will perform at Bamboo Willies on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, June 1-2. Wielding a balance of youthful energy and old-school show business, the band leaves crowds ecstatic, energized, and wanting more. Now with two European tours under their belt, a packed schedule across the US, and a new record under way, The Voodoo Fix are cementing their place in rock and roll while growing an empire built on one undeniable live show. The Krewe of Wrecks, Pensacola Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe, is gearing up to attend the Fiesta of Five Flags All Krewe Ball, Thursday, June 7, at the Hadji Shrine Temple on Nine Mile Road, at 7 p.m. The Krewe of Wrecks Board encourages members to purchase a ball ticket for $35 and support the festivities. Wrecks Captain Alex Goldberger and First Mate Alice Ramsey will be presented, as will King and Queen of Coma Len and Rhonda Henry. Talented Wrecks designer Trish Tierney has created an incredible entry for their table decoration. The $35 ticket includes heavy hors doeuvres and entertainment by the Chris Windward Band.Wrecks Royalty Rolls Into TownKrewe Members Welcome To JoinThe ball theme is Krewe Wars. Dress in krewe costume, wear a theme-oriented costume, or semi-formal. Krewe of Wrecks Treasurer Kathy Christoff is the contact for tickets. She can be reached at 850-748-7133. For more information on Fiesta events, In celebration of National Travel and Tourism Week, Visit Pensacola coordinated a variety of events. Tourconference room to assemble personal hygiene kits to deliver to Loaves and Fishes. Part of the crew included (L to R): SRIA Director of Administration Robbie Schrock, SRIA Events Director Kara Gauntt, Visit Pensacola Marketing Director Nicole Stacey, Pensacola Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland and Beach Chamber Membership Director Kailey Weiner.WUWF's RadioLive, the popular monthly acoustic concert series returns Thursday, June 7 to the Museum of Commerce in Historic Pensacola with Amy Speace, Webb Wilder, Edie Carey, and Tina & Her Pony. Amy Speace has been heralded as one of the leading voices RadioLive Concert Series Continuesof the new generation of American folk singers. Webb Wilder brings an offbeat twist to the evening. Doors open at 5 p.m. The Show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at radiolive. org. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.


PAGE 10 Island Times May 29, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Wooly Booger Bawl June 3 @ 3 pm Paradise Bar Q: Why Is My Phone Call ing Me? A: Yes, that does happen. I was busy working one day last week when my phone rang. I was surprised to see that the number on the caller ID display was my own phone number. I suspected that it was a robocall, so I carefully answered the call by saying, "What?" That woke up the robot on the other end. The robot then said something about me being an AT&T customer and asked me to provide the last four digits of my social security number. The phone call disconnected when I didn't respond. The reality today is that we really cannot know for sure who is calling. In the past, we could guess that a call coming from a blocked number or from an 800 number was probably a telemarketer or a scam. Now, new apps available to telemarketers and scammers allow them to display any phone number that they choose. In the last few months I have been receiving calls from our area code (850) that turn out to be telemarketers. The scammers hope to have more calls answered because the calls appear to be from the phone owner's local area. However, in my case, the end result is always the same I hang up. Displaying a fake phone number also allows the caller to get past call blocking features, in addition to hiding their identity from law enforcement. Such calls are illegal, so try to ignore them. Don't talk to them. Don't press buttons to be them back. By not responding, we make them fail. Some of the scam callers pretend to be legitimate companies asking if they can do a customer survey. Scammers pretending to be the IRS may put the actual IRS phone number on the Caller ID, hoping that the call will appear to be legitimate. Again, we can no longer be sure who is calling, especially when we appear to be calling ourselves. If you get a call from yourself, don't answer it. This article was provided by Joe Stukey, of the Stukey Group. Contact Joe at jstukey@mchsi. com, by phone at 850206-3156, or look Joe up on Facebook. Call for a FREE Valuation You may be surprised! Mike Doman REALTOR 850 910 2589 Ocean Hour organizers are seeking volunteers for a one hour clean up on Pensacola Beach, Saturday, June 2 at the foot of the Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge. Volunteers should meet at 8:45 a.m. near The Grand Marlin Parking lot. The clean up will last from 9 to 10 a.m. Ocean Hour supplies all the buckets, bags, grabbers and gloves. Organizers suggest that you bring water, sunscreen and wear closed toe shoes. Additional clean up areas on June 2 include the Naval Live Oaks Gulf Islands National Seashore at 1801 Gulf Breeze Give An Hour Help The BeachParkway; and Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge, north end in Gulf Breeze. To date, Ocean Hour volunteers have collected 6,580 pounds of trash. cal businesses: Paradise Bar and Grill, Red Fish Blue Fish, and Margaritaville for transitioning from plastic to paper straws. Crabs on the Beach and Flounders have both gone strawless and supply paper straws on request. For more information call 850-450-1112 and leave a mesFacebook. White and Blues Week, July 11 14. One lucky winner will enjoy a four day, three night weekend stay at the Pensacola Beach Hilton Gulfront in a beautiful beach front suite during the Blue Angels weekend July 12, 13 and 14. Independence for the Blind of West Florida Inc. is offering tickets at $5 each through June 19. counts. Three tickets for $10, 30 tickets for $100. The proceeds of this Independence for the Blind fundraiser will further the mission of empowering people who are blind or visually impaired in Northwest Florida to achieve maximum independence. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 850-477-2663. The drawing will be held Tuesday, June 19, at the Gulfside Pavilion between 7 and 9 p.m. during Bands on the Beach. While it would be exciting to hear your name announced, you do not have to be present to win. Blue Angels Beach Stay Up For Grabs


Island Times PAGE 11 May 29, 2018NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ______________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ NAME:_____________________________________________________ Get Island Times in your mailbox Send $32 to: Shelley Ink, PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Lifes too short to read boring stuffIsland 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 Unit 606 West $330,000 MLS# 535226 Island living at Regency Towers Sharla Dawn At DawnPensacola 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. Boundaries. Lately, it has come to my attention (repeatedly) that Im pretty lousy at setting them. This is not good. The word itself makes me uncomfortable. Boundarysounds so limiting and nationalistic and unfriendly. Its synonyms are troublesome too: constraint, barrier, and fence, as you see herea sand fence. And suddenly I get it. Sometimes fences are quite literally, restorative. Fences like this one, simple stakes of lightweight wood joined together with wire, and hundreds of others along our beach, are crucial to the preservation of our dunes. They encourage drifting sand to accumulate in eroded areas by creating drag as the wind blows through the slats, causing sand and sediment to be deposited at the base of the fence. They also help to keep my little house here on the Gulf of Mexico from falling into it. Relentless southeast winds were threatening to undermine the very foundation of our home. So, we erected a maze of sand fences to encourage the sand to stayand with it, new vegetation, which further stabilizes our yard. But perhaps, most importantly, in the aftermath of tropical storms, these fences help us restore this sandbar we inhabit. When hurricanes wash our dunes awayand the island becomes a vast featureless plateauwe build fences, not to constrain or inhibit, but to replenish. After great storms, these fences aid in the recovery process of our island. They aid in the recovery process. Boundaries. I think I get it. My heart has been through a great storm. My foundation has been eroded by winds that wont stop blowing. Its too much. Im weary. I need a little time to replenishperhaps a strategically placed sand fence. Its not a permanent structure. The Gulf Breeze Book Clubs monthly meeting is Monday, June 25, at 6:30 p.m., at the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge. We will be discussing Elizabeth Strout's My Name Is Lucy Barton, said Book Club Organizer Donna Jones. A book which deals with complex relationships. The authors website describes the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of allthe one between mother and daughter. This Club welcomes visitors to join the meeting and discussion. The meeting is held on the Elks Lodge, 661 Pensacola Beach Blvd. For additional information contact Donna Jones at or 850-932-8620.Book Club Features Strout Novel At June MeetingThe Hurricane Season November 30. Preparation is the best protection against the dangers of a hurricane. Before storm season begins, take these actions: Make a plan. Include a family communication plan, evacuation routes and destinations. Know your zone. Santa Rosa Island Pensacola Beach is in Evacuation Zone A. Estimate how much time you will need to complete your preparations and evacuate. Children, seniors and pets require extra care and added storms move closer to shore. Cars can exit the island via the Bob Sikes Bridge into Gulf Breeze or drive east to Navarre Beach via 399/Beach Road accessing Highway 98 via the Navarre Beach Bridge. Prepare your disaster supply kit, in advance. Review your insurance. Detail a step-by-step plan for protecting, securing your property. Tasks can be divided by priority based on the storms distance and projected landfall. Condo owners should review Homeowners Association Hurricane Preparation Guidelines and Procedures. Storm Season Survival Requires Pre-Planning


Island Times May 29, 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) Lots of possibilities begin to open up by midweek. Some seem more appealing than others. But wait for more facts to emerge later on before you consider which to choose. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Bravo to the determined Bovine. While others might give up, you continue to search for answers. Expect your Taurean tenacity to begin paying off by week's end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) You might want to consider stepping back from the task at hand for a while. This could help you get a better perspective on what you've done and what still needs to be done. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Your keen Cancerian insight should help you determine whether a new offer is solid or just more fluff 'n' stuff. The clues are all there waiting for you to find them. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Being ignored is difficult for any proud Leo or Leona. But pushing yourself back into the spotlight might be unwise. Instead, let things work themselves out at their own pace. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Trying to uncover a colleague's secret under the pretext of showing concern is illadvised. Control your curiosity to avoid raising resentment in the workplace. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Expect to hear good news about a loved one. Also, be prepared for some changes in several family relationships that could develop from this lucky turn of events. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Some surprises are expected to accompany a number of changes that will continue through part of next week. At least one could involve a romantic situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You might be upset by some of your critics. But most of your associates continue to have faith in your ability to get the job done, and done well. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A workplace goal that suddenly seems out of reach is no problem for the surefooted Goat, who moves steadily forward despite any obstacles placed in his or her way. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Uncertainty about who is right and who isn't might keep you from making a clear-cut decision. Wait until you know more about what you're being asked to decide. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Be careful to keep your emotions in check when dealing with a demanding personal situation. You need to set an example of strength for others to follow. Jambo (Hello everybody )! For each review I receive, I will find a public place to spontaneously dance in your honor. What a daring idea! In these days over saturation of emails, texts, and tweets assault our daily lives. I applaud this small business owner. Mom and Pop internet stores may survive after all. When the large chains swept our nation, wiping our small local store owners out of business, we all mourned. Especially those of us from small towns such as Gulf Breeze. These people are our friends and neighbors. Small internet companies are having a rebirth, striving to be unique. Reinventing themselves over the internet venue. Adapting to todays market is creative and boldly captures our unique American entrepreneur spirit. I will definitely continue to purchase from these public dancing vendors. How creative! TIP: To help your skin and overall mental health. 1. Return everything you borrow. 2. Give clothes not worn to charity. 3. Let someone cut ahead of you in line. 4. Take time to be alone. 5. Live in the present. 6. Realize that most problems are just wrinkles. (Exception to this rule. A hurricane is a real problem). My granddaughter sent me a Mothers Day card. She had written it to both my daughter and me. After my daughter Ashley read it, Beezer insisted she send it to Mimi. This is refrigerator worthy: Mom you are my sunshine and I am your sun. Mimi you are my giggles and I am your happy! Try throwing kindness around like confetti. You never know where it will land. If you see a group of flamingoes together in one place, it might be handy to know that the appropriate collective noun is a "flamboyance." You might be surprised to learn that in January 2004, the Food and Drug Administration approved the use of maggots as a medical device for cleaning wounds. It was noted wit Ambrose Bierce who made the following sage observation: All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.


Island Times PAGE 13May 29, 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


PAGE 14 Island Times May 29, 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. 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 29: Innerlight Surf Camp, behind Crabs Pensacola Beach. Sessions all summer long. 29: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 31: Pensacola Beach Advocates Event House Informational Meeting. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Beach Church. All are welcome. 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 at 6 p.m. Tickets,$15/$50 2: DeLuna Landing Ceremony. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheatre, 2 p.m. 3: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 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. Nominal Charge. 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: Junior Lifeguard Tryouts. 7 a.m. Quietwater Pavilion Area. https:// junior-guards 9: Rum Fest. Sandshaker Lounge. 10: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 12: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 13: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 14:Confederate Railroad, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets,GA free/ VIP$40 15: Pensacola Bay Ferry Service, estimated start date. 15: The Kentucky Headhunters Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets,GA $17/ VIP$40 17: Happy Fathers Day! 17: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 17: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 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. 19: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 21: PB Chamber Beach Ball Breakfast Meeting. 7:30 a.m. Guest Passes call 850-932-1500. 22: Tyler Hammond, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free, 22: Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. eaaa. net 23: Bud Light Fishing Rodeo, Weigh In at Flounders from 2 to 8 p.m. 23:Star Gaze, east of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather permitting. 24: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 26: 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 Be a lifesaver. Consider adopting a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Located at 200 W. Fairfiled Drive, Pensacola. 850-5953075 our-services/animal-services/animalshelter/adoption-information


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 29, 2018usinessuzzB B NO JOKE, NO SMOKEOwners of the Sandshaker Lounge are pleased to announce that the iconic Shaker Bar is going smoke-free. As of June 1, smoking will not be allowed inside the building. The decks and outside patio will be open to smoking. The Shaker has been serving Pensacola Beach since 1973. TEE UPAlmost like art, the newest t-shirts at Innerlight Surf Shop have iconic Pensacola Beach images. Add a Pensacola Beach to your wardrobe. Just stop by the beach location on Pensacola Beach Blvd. It overlooks the Pensacola Beach Marina and there is elevator service should you need a ride up. LEAPERPensacola Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland graduated with the 2018 Leadership Pensacola Class. Leadership Pensacola, a program of the Pensacola Chamber Foundation, aims to develop community-minded leaders during its 10-month-long program. It is designed to help participants acquire an understanding of the issues facing the Pensacola area and to gain the leadership skills necessary to resolve them.CATCHING THE BALLErin Olsons fourth grade class has a favorite blue ball that they use when they play kickball on the Gulf front beach. After an errant kick on a windy day, the ball ended up in the Gulf quickly the ball, scooped it up and headed as close inshore as his boat would allow. With a lot of gesturing and a mighty kick from the boat deck, to the kids waiting onshore. The school children do not know who the Good Samaritan was, but they are grateful. NEW OLD NAMEInnisfrees Hilton and Soundside Shopping Center sit on the former location of the Surf and Sand Cottages. The old cinder block buildings are long gone, but the hospitality corporation has recycled the name. They are also the owners of the Travelodge, which they have rebranded into a fun, boutique style hotel called Surf & Sand. Guests can count on fun amenities, like free beach cruiser bicycles, paddleboards and free ice for coolers, creating a relaxed vibe. ONE BILLIONPensacola Beachs Levin Rinke Realty has been in the real estate industry more than 20 years and has sold more than $1 billion in real estate. The brokerage is locally owned and operated. You can help give a homeless cat, dog, kitten or puppy a new tention for a few days, weeks or months. The Pensacola Humane Society is in constant need of individuals and families willing to open their homes to animals that are not quite ready for adoption. The Humane Society will Volunteers Needed to Foster Homeless Petsprovide training and advice, veterinary care, medications, medical supplies, carriers and any other necessary equipment. Foster parents must be able to transport animals to and from the Humane Society or to a vet as needed. For more information visit


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Island Times PAGE 17 May 29, 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 29, 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 The Freedom To Tri The July Fourth time-frame is very special for road races and triathlons in the Southeast. Locally, the Firecracker 5K will be run in downtown Pensacola House. In Birmingham, the grueling cant challenge for what is usually a very hot morning. In that race for about 4.5 miles and then an equal distance back down the the woods for a short trail run before hitting the Finish Line. After swore I would never do it again. With an obviously short memory I did return the next year and ran up and down the mountain again. After that I wised up.until the next time. An important race for me Atlanta. Its always held on July Fourth no matter which day of the week that falls on. This year its on Wednesday and Ill be there with 55,000 of my closest friends to run 10,000 meters from the to Piedmont Park in mid-town. Along the way Ill run downhill for the first 5K on Peachtree real challenge. After the low point of the race, topology-wise, Ill run up a serious rise near Piedmont Hospital which is called Cardiac Hill. That sucks the air out of my lungs and then there are rolling hills all the way to 10th Avenue. There Ill take a hard left and run over another rise and then down Heres a little bit about the Freedom Springs Triathlon in Saturday of the Fourth of July week. This year thats July 7. Its best to drive over on Friday and spend the night because the race starts at 7 the next morning. After rising early youll drive ation Park in the dark. There will be fog and ground haze as you arrive. After racking your bike and warming up, you need to go put your feet in the water which is around 68 degrees. Thats right, I said 68 and its a shock to your body. Its a wetsuit legal event, but most of the competitors dont seem to wear them. After the short, furious and very cold swim, you bike off down a steep hill (youll have to come back up it on the return to Transition) and then head down a two-lane country highway. After you return and rack your bike, you will run down (and up) the same hill for a 5K run that seems longer. As cold as the water is starting out, the temperature soars during the bike and you need to be ready for a blistering hot run. tion details are available at www. SRI TRI Set For October 6 be held this year on October 6 and registration will open on June 1. An email will be sent to all past participants announcing the details and providing a link to enter the race. Several changes are planned for this edition of the classic event that should prove popular with the multisport athletes. There will be no increase in prices as registration fees will be held at the same level as the last available at Tri The Island Triathlon Returns In 2019 existence, the popular and fun Tri The Island Triathlon sold out. The short and fast course had proven experienced triathletes in 2016 and 2017. Swimming in Santa less daunting to the newbie multisport athlete than the Gulf of This year there simply were no Saturdays available for events not be scheduled. That was very disappointing to many. Now the permits have already been subare beginning. It should be a great early season race that will be a must tri for area athletes. previously-registered athletes in the coming months. Stay tuned to this column for more. Monie Russo, left, chats and prepares to treat herself to some of the delicacies prepared by Crabs chefs for the Leftover Run Post Race Party, May 19. The awards ceremony and party are hosted at the Gulfside patio and stage. Andy Frech of Gulf Breeze, earned second place in his age category at the Leftover Four Mile Run, May 19. The post race party was at Crabs. Sixteen-year-old Skylar Grant from Pensacola won the overall womens division of the Leftover Four Miler Run, May 19 on Pensacola Beach. fourth place overall out of 148 entries. Her time was 26:23. This event is a departure from race traditions in that the runners bibs, swag and awards are all Leftover from other races. The race distance kilometers and the entry fee is lower than typical 5K races. Post race party and awards ceremony were wellexecuted at Crabs on Pensacola Beach. Plenty of food and drinks for participants and spectators.


Island Times PAGE 19 May 29, 2018 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam The fishing is fierce right now everywhere! From Navarre to Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens to Perdido Key, now is the time to get out and wet a line. to the piers, inshore, nearshore and offshore everyone's out variety is awesome: King mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Whiting, and the list goes on. the beach out at Perdido Key the other day. My daughter and I took her twins, who are three-and-onehalf-years-old, out for a day playing and spending time together. They spent the day playing in the surf, running in and out of the water in time with the waves. We collected shells, built sandcastles stingray! Days like these are to memories. Years from now, they may remember that day when they saw a baby stingray in the water. few weeks away and schools are dismissing for the year, take the time to make those memories, I dont even know where to start about today. What an epic trip! Started out kinda slow. We did catch a couple of nice Kings and on the last 30 minutes of the trip, we decided to make one last stop for some Spanish it was game on. We went through some crazy obstacles including a dive boats anchor help out. We put two gaffs in the beast and the rest is history. The Cobia not complaining. What a great day with the Novick family from Memphis! Pictures and smiles are worth a thousand words! too. Dont forget to grab a kid or exploring at Fort Pickens this summer! Heres a little story from Capt. Joseph Dewberry out of Fish Frenzy Charters. It doesnt get any better than this. Monday: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Trivia, 9 PM Tuesday: Karaoke w/ Becky 8 PMENTER LIP SYNCGROUPS, SINGLES Whisky Wednesday: $5 Crown & Shots 7 PM -Close Tyler Mac Band, 8 PM Throwback Thurs: 1/2 Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM -Close 5/31 Paul Killough 8 PM 6/7 Southern Breeze 8 PM 850-932-2211 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from BoardwalkA Pensacola Beach tradition since 1973 Somethings always Shakin at the Shaker Bar Smoke Free inside bar June 1 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk Fri-Sat June 1-2: 9 PM 1 AM Class X Sun, June 3 Lektric Mullet 4 PM 8 PM Karaoke with Becky 9 PM Midnight Fri-Sat, June 8-9 9 PM -1 AM Philo Sun, June 10: Ultra Violet 4 PM 8 PM Karaoke with Becky 9 PM Midnight Fri-Sat June 1-2: 9 1 RUm Festival Sat June 9 2-5 Ben Loftin 5-6 bikini Coast Contest 6-10 Chris Winward Band 10 Philo Karaoke w/ GROUPS, SINGLES LIP SYNC CONTEST Tues, 9 Rum Festival June 9 2 PM 3rd Annual Pensacola Beach The Pensacola Beach Yacht Club hosted the Sea Buoy Race, May 12 under nearly perfect weather conditions. The results follow:Spinnaker A John Mathis, Forerunner, PBYC Rick Zern, Coyote, PBYC LeAyn Dubar, Trytonite, PBYC Spinnaker B Bob Patroni, Bobs New Boat, PBYC Sailors Compete In Sea Buoy Race Kim Kaminski, Helldiver, Navy Yacht Club Non-spinnaker: Rick Adams, Valkerie, PBYC Multi-Hull Chuck Beverly, PBYC Doug Klem, Key Sailing Michael McNeir, Ocean Springs Yacht ClubFor more information about the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club events, racing and membership, check out their Facebook page. Chuck Beverly, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, rounds the Sea Buoy.


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