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Volume XIV, Number 4 Pensacola Beach, Florida June 12, 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 Wave Riders her style at last years surf camp. The Beach School student is a quick study. Surf Camp sessions are three mornings per week on the beach behind Crabs where kids attempt to master the waves, learn surf etiquette and have a great time. Theres more, turn to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times June 12, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarSRIA: Wednesday, June 13, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Full Board Meeting. Agenda available at BCC: Thursday, June 14. Committee of the Whole. 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. BCC: Thursday, June 21, 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 27, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Helpful Contact Numbers 850-436-9620 (9-1-1 for emergencies) Animal Control Pensacola Beach: 850-595-0097 Santa Rosa Island Authority: 850-932-2257 (Report unpermitted construction to Developmental Services) Stranded or disoriented turtle on the beach: 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools third grade class is the best in the state. They outpaced everyone in the Florida Standards Assessments. Scoring ranges from 1 to 5, with a score of 3 or above being acceptable. The entire third grade class scored 3 and above. Notably, forty-three percent of the class scored 5s. By comparison, Gulf Breeze Elementary had fourteen percent of their third graders score 5s. This is a credit to the students, teachers, administrators and parents. Members of the 2017-2018 third grade class are (Seated, L to R): Mena Patroni, Charlotte Hunter, Jakub Alibasic, Carter Jenkins, Suri Amjad, Sawyer Asmar and Devon Uniacke. (Kneeling, L to R): Sara Peterman, Nic Brewster, Kian Patel, Clara Campus, Cole Stewart, Cameron Hoeft and Cayman Tidwell. (Standing, L to R):David Grosso, Anna Grace Pennington, Aubrey McMillion, Jack Cerone, Chase Baker, Rachel Roscovius, Samantha Budzowski, Lily Asmar and Heath Asmar. Their teacher, back row, is Joy McLaurine. Best In The StateKids Surf Into Summer Vacation Robinson Hosts Town Hall MeetingIncludes Public Use, Beach Access Topics


Island Times PAGE 3 As 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 June 12, 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 Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On The Islander Newspaper June 14, 1992 I have been bombarded by questions this week. I only wish I knew the answers. The one that pops up most often is what is going to happen to the Island Authority? Has the County, in its nated the need for a Board of the island? of 3,500 residents whose needs and goals are unlike those in any still require and are entitled to a to those needs and goals. land than a sewer plant and bridge. For openers we live in a fragile to environmental problems are not sion have the time and the desire to on almost a 24 hour a day basis? people so they will build and live the Festival of Five Flags, the and sponsor the annual Christmas should be tossed away? The Island Authority Board sues at every meeting. New board members from the mainland must always tend to vote in the best My answer to the question, is yes, we really do need an Island Authority until the day mental body. Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Memorial Day weekend. fun turnout we had this year for Family Beach Fest Brings Good Tunes, Good Vibes To Memorial Day Weekend looking forward to seeing them headliners, and entertainment. their thoughts and get involved as a volunteer or sponsor. Ben Martin at Innerlightben@ Jon Foreman of Switchfoot plays on the Gulfside Pavilion stage Saturday, May 26 during the Beach Family Fest hosted by the Christian Surfers of Pensacola. Pensacola Bay Cruises is proud to announce Ferry Service from Downtown Pensacola, Gulf Islands National Seashore and Pensacola Beach (Quietwater) starting June 22, 2018for more information850-497-6005...Barefoot on the Beach


PAGE 4 Island Times June 12, 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 Tuesday June 12, 6 Nouveaux Honkies Friday June 15, 6 True Blue Band Saturday June 16, 6 Paxton Norris Band Sunday June 17, 3 Mia Borders Tuesday June 19, 6 Mia Borders Wednesday June 20, 6 The Prestage Brothers Thursday June 21, 6 The Prestage Brothers Saturday June 23, 6 John Hart Project Sunday June 24, 3 Johnny Sansone Tuesday June 26, 6 Johnny Sansone Food & Fun Chef Johns Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials ~ Full Service & Tiki Bar ~ 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 Events Sunday Fun Day Fathers Day June 17 Bring Dad to Paradise. Food, Fun. Swim. Hang out. Come as you are by bike, boat or car. Fireworks Wednesday, July 4, 8:30 PM Front row seats for the tribute to Americas Birthday! Red White & Blues Week Wednesday, July 11 Saturday, July 14 Blue Angels Air Show. Steve Headley is an islander and runner, so he hoofed through the Sandspur Republic about one million times while it existed. He knew exactly where the monument was erected, The Sandspur Republic Marker is located at the Soundside Market. Good work, Steve. You win. The Sandspur Republic was the former location of the Surf and Sand Cottages. The Surf and Sand property went from the Soundfront south to the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Residential cottages, daily rentals and some businesses were located there sandspurs. Iconic businesses like Bobby Ds, The Sundeck Saloon and Sidewalk Caf, Island Style, Dazzle Dogs, Danahs Hair Salon, Surf and Sail, and The Islander Newspaper glued themselves together in the Sandspur Republic. It was the hub of many long gone events, promotions and the roots of many that still exist today. The Surf and Sand lease was sold to Innisfree Hotels and the time to redevelop was appar ent. But, Innisfree owner Julian MacQueen was true to his word promising to honor the Sandspur Republic with a permanent marker. So, it stands in a place of prominence along the multiuse path in the heart of the area that was once the heart of the beach. Big Bob Dority had a starstudded Memorial Day weekend. While he was standing pat at his spot on Casino Beach watching the circus of local and national weather celebrities, he sent this, At the campground on Via de Luna. That location is where the Fred Bates Memorial Marker lies. He was wooly. Very wooly. Felicia Fisher gave this very truly think it is near the sidewalk that is in front of the place that used to be the Daiquiri Factory which is beside what was once a tennis court. You know, it's a residence, still standing, across the street from the Junk Yard Caf. A memorable, but wrong answer. The Trivia Mas ter swept the sand off an old copy of The Islander Newspaper and hap pened upon a high falutin title given to a beach guy, Father of the Year. Could he change a diaper rod with the other? Did he have a bike seat on his rusted beach cruiser? Who were the rugrats that vaulted him into this rare air? honored as The Islander Father of the Year in 1982. Do you know his name? Send your answer to with Trivia in the subject line. Go ahead and guess. has the same name as he. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, June 19. Good luck! SUN SHINES ON JJIts no secret that JJ Waters is passionate about the beach, water and protecting the Earths natural resources. She volunteered to serve as the chairman for the Surfrider Emerald Coast Chapter. She puts her heart and soul into research JJ has once again aligned her ecological efforts with her career goals. She has accepted a position with Solar SUN and Sunshine State Solar. She has all kinds of info to share about going solar. Ask her more about it, the next time you see her. BOOGERED UPThe Wooly Booger Royal Family lineage got twisted up and was short a princess in the last edition of Island Times. Her Sweetness Savannah Sassy Glover assisted Becky Shearman during the 2017 storm season. Sassy was Princess Shugah II, after Queen Alice Ramsey and the original Princess Shugah Hailey Mardis busted storms in 2016. Of course, 2018 season will be reigned over by Andrea Stanley and her granddaughter Linden. CROSSWORDSAdam Hough announced that he had almost completed the Kings Crossword in the last edition of Island Times. He was lacking two or three words. He refused to look at the answers, which are published on page 14. Not too shabby, particularly since he is just a kid. Adam is a rising third grader at the Beach School.SUMMER JOBSCollege kids like Christy Newkirk and Harry Hewson have returned to work on Pensacola Beach for the summer. Competitive swimmer Grace Matthews has joined the corps of lifeguards who protect swimmers on Pensacola Beach. Meanwhile, some folks pack up and work in the park service like DD Hebert who returned to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Linda Fogel will once again be in her lifeguard chair in the Cape Cod National Seashore. BIRTHDAY WISHESBeach youngster Bindy Nita turned 8-years-old on June 2. She has big brothers Brennden, Blain and little brother Brody to celebrate with. Happy Birthday Bindy.OH CANADADarby Sessions heads to Canada for her senior trip, but shes not alone. Her sister Cayle and Mom Celene are on the nine for her busy grandmother Melanie Waite to make the trip. Melanie serves on the Krewe of Wrecks Board as well as endless hours with her retired educators groups. She also is a sea turtle nest monitor. The gals should have a fantastic time. Dad Jim and brother Kye are left at home along with little sister Belle Sessions, who according to Grandma, is old enough to tell them when she is hungry or thirsty, but thats about all. Should be a fun nine days. CHIEFLY TO PARTYCongratulations to the 2018 Chief Mayoki and Queen White Dove, Robert and Laura Dees; and to Shea and Sherry Morris, Mayoki Medicine Man and Witch Woman. They presided over the dancing and DeLuna landing ceremonies at Quietwater Amphitheater June 2. SYMPATHIESFamily and friends bid a tear ful farewell to Skylar Farej,14, who passed away June 3 from Skylar, who attended Pensacola Beach Elementary before moving up to Gulf Breeze Middle, is the daughter of former Beach School teacher Meghan Farej and Wally Farej. Her siblings are Vanessa, Taylor and Kyle Farej. She was a cherished friend, outstanding athlete and honor roll student with a warm, captivating smile. A memorial service was held June 9 at Hemingways.


PAGE 5 Island Times June 12, 2018 The Pensacola Beach Advocates held an open meeting on Thursday, May 31 to discuss the problems that have been increas ing with event houses and group rentals on Pensacola Beach in recent years. PBA Chair Terry Preston facilitated the meeting. Members Liz Hewson and Scott Evans contributed information. Our goal was to discuss the speholders have been encountering, the businesses posing as single family homes, and ideas to return to a peaceful existence in our neighborhoods. Residents discussed the problems they've had, which have dramatically increased dur ing the last two Spring Breaks and we showed a slide presentation of event and mega houses. There are two houses that are advertised as as extra kitchens on the ground floor, tables, chairs, catering services, and even spray-painting The presentation included photographs of on-street parking problems that occur regularly despite recent Santa Rosa Island Authority and Escambia County toward a solution on Ariola Drive. Event permits and the noise PBAUPDATES By Terry Preston Board of Directors Chair Pensacola Beach Advocates ordinance were discussed. Events gathering of over 35 people. Some of these properties adver tise that they sleep more than 35 people, so in essence, they should be applying for an event permit every time they book to capacity. We also informed those assembled that event permits do not allow the person holding the permit to violate any ordinance. Noise associated with bands and DJs at these rental houses regularly exceeds the 65 decibel noise level (7 a.m. to 10 p.m.), yet is not enforced. We also discussed what Destin and Panama City Beach have done to regain some control over short term rentals in their communities. Additionally, the State requires that all short term rentals be registered and adhere to special rules, regardless of whether it's one property or many. In addition to all of the issues presented, residents shared encounters that included people urinating in their yards in front of their minor children, stealing items from their yards, using leasehold property for parking and/or set-up, walking in the middle of the roadways and refusing to yield to people trying to access their homes. Residents sometimes had to endure verbal abuse and profanities after asking renters to control their behavior. SRIA Director of Administration Robbie Schrock responded to questions or referred member. Dr. Thomas Campanella attended part of the meeting. He asserted that the SRIA has addressed all of these issues and all we needed to do was improve enforcement. Recommendations which resulted from the meeting are: Residents need to be more Residents should report non-compliant houses to the SRIA for follow-up Residents should report events that do not comply with the SRIA requirements to the SRIA Enforcement of the Noise Ordinance would result in many of the noisy events moving indoors Island Times will publish number to report parking and Department Non-Emergency Dispatch 850-436-9620. Additionally, PBA formed committees that will collect infor mation and prepare presentations to follow three paths: 1. T o request an outright alcohol ban on all beaches during Spring Break. 2. Create a list of the businesses (hometels) posing as residences and demand action. There are a lot of good ideas out tion lawsuit. 3. Monitor and seek to ensure that all events (more than 35 people) are permitted and follow the rules. Seek further input regarding whether events should be permitted on the beaches dur ing critical bird and turtle nesting seasons. In other news, Ecambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson is hosting a Pensacola Beach Town Hall meeting at the Board of County Commissioners Chambers on Monday, June 18 from 6-8 p.m. to discuss the future of Pensacola Beach, including how best to preserve the public access, conservation and recreation areas on Pensacola Beach for future generations. The group "Save Pensacola Beach" is demanding a county-wide vote to prevent any transfer of title to existing leaseholders regardless of whether or not they have what the Florida Supreme Court has called "equitable ownership" in perpetuity. They plan to attend this meeting in great numbers to push their agenda and denigrate the conservation referendum that Commissioner Robinson proposed in May. Your attendance at this meeting is encouraged.


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 TacosJune 12, 2018 I've been writing all my life. I have hundreds of small notebooks dating back to 2004 at least. Paging through them now and then is like a stroll through my life during that timeframe. They remind me of times of joy and happiness, as well as the other side of those, and prove I am a survivor. Most are nothing special or important (except to me) than the usual endless list of things I have To Do. A lot of these to-dos tended to roll over from day to day until I gave up and just stopped writing them down. They remain in my head, but a person can only do so much before it's time to rest and enjoy life. My beloved Wooly Booger joying life during the Keep the Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl hosted by Queen Shugah Andrea Honey Stanley. Thanks of guests! I use the term guest because quite a number of longtime Wooly Boogers are no longer participating or supportlegacy of our unique traditions and events that made this island a community.... and fun. While that saddens me, I am heartened and delighted by the new people who attend or just happen to be there. Once explained, everybody gets happy and becomes a Wooly Booger. It doesn't matter where you live and only one thing is asked of you, When there is a storm that threatens our Island, our Queen Shugah Andrea and Her Royal Princess Shugah Linden will get the word out via social media and coconut telegraph. She will name a date and time for support from all Wooly Boogers to step outside and "Blow and Believe!" (Need I say, blow to the south?) Now I know there are people who think it's silly or ridiculous. It's not the lip whistles or seashell whistles that have any power. It is the power of Belief. And we are joined together in the power of Belief in God, from whom all things come. And in my book, that's never a bad thing. To the Naysayers who claim we're gonna have a Big H this year, I say you are wrong! Yes, I do know the temperature of the Gulf of Mexico. Do you realize each human has a body temperature of 98.6 degrees? How many people do you know that are full of hot air? Combined in a large blow to the South, it will make the Gulf of Mexico seem much cooler than it is, so the storm will head for warmer water. That's my story and I'm sticking to it! Try it or it will be your fault if a major storm happens to reach our shores. As we say in the South, I shore wish my Daddy was here to celebrate Father's Day just one more time. I have missed him for 23 years and 27 days but I still tell him (and Mom) every single day that I love and miss them. However, I am more grateful that I had him in my life for 40 years and 30 days. Both Mom and Dad made us feel loved and wanted; and that is the one thing needed by every single person worldwide. I am so Blessed that having God in our lives was a way of life taught to us by my parents actions and not just words. It's meant to be shared, so let your love (light) shine this Father's Day and do something kind for a stranger, especially if your Dad is still with you. Do it in his honor. I am so excited that Bands on the Beach is hosting "Elvis Remembered" June 12 and I plan to actually get there early. I know, it is unlikely, but I have been known to surprise some people. Did you know that I actually interviewed one of Elvis Presleys cooks and his nurse? Yep. Printed in this very newspaper. I still have a promised interview "on hold" with a gentlemen who actually worked for Colonel Parker. You really don't get many chances to interview anyone who worked so exclusively with the Colonel. I hope I don't ruin it by waiting too long, but the days and time spent with my sister Brenda are more important to me than anything on earth right now. She has dementia. It's possible I'd turn down an interview with my other love Willie Nelson. Lucky that's one choice I'm pretty sure I'll never have to make. Brenda and I get along so well together because we're so much alike. I plain just cant remember anything. I spend way I can never remember where or if I put something away. I have the ability to lose items, includ ing paperwork and checkbooks without moving from my couch. And, of course, everything that through a black hole. Paulette Provost started calling me Digger. Oh, she's just digging around again. We have to laugh, it's the only thing keeping us sane! I hope you'll dig this weeks in our waters right now. I didn't see this particular one listed, but it would be great with just about So, let's cook..... Teriyaki Tuna Steaks 2 5 oz. tuna steaks 8 oz. can pineapple chunks in juice 4 tbsp. teriyaki sauce 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup frozen mixed stir fry Preheat oven to 450 degrees or grill to medium high. Center each steak on foil paper with non-stick (dull) side toward food; top with pineapple chunks. Combine teriyaki sauce, ginger and salt; spoon over pineapple. Spread veggies beside tuna. Bring up foil sides and double fold to seal packet, but leave room for heat circulation inside. Repeat, making 2 packets. Bake 16 18 minutes on cookie sheet in oven or grill 8 10 minutes on covered grill. Enjoy, share and please be kind! See ya in the kitchen..... Alice Ramsey, left, helps decorate the cake June 3 Wooly


Island Times PAGE 7 June 12, 2018 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 Susan Kennedy Dominic Lauber David Owens Kathy Billingsly Ray Fen Shi Fred Simmons joe Stanton Sandy Zern Kevin HayesCONTACT OUR AGENTS TOP DECK WITH PANORAMIC VIEWSBeautiful Pensacola Beach 6BR/4.5BA home. Completely remodeled after Ivan. Pool. MLS #536851 1205 Maldonado $1,050,000 The Seagulls Sing Your SongBy Mike Willett I saw a guitar that had no strings like the soul of a man in many Dead Kings. Forced to accept the choices he had made. Forced to make up the bed on which he laid. Then I saw the same man do what was right. He bought some strings at the store and he wound them up tight Tuned his soul to his ear he played his own song. Only he would ever know if he played it all wrong. Each time that he played, it all sounded the same. Like a voice in the distance calling his name. Then he learned about octaves and harmonic existence. The best thing he could do was sing his own song When he sang it with truth, He could not sing it wrong. How happy he felt to be free of the fear. To be able to Love, with his vision always clear. Just trying on the mortar board for size, Carlee Amberson, left, and Jace Amberson, center, congratulate Blair, who graduated from Gulf Breeze High School May 26. The siblings, who were raised on Pensacola Beach and attended the Beach School, are back home in Villa Sabine with parents Scott and Kristin. In the fall, Carlee will begin her senior year at Gulf Breeze High. Blair, who is an academic and athletic standout, will join Jace at Mississippi State University in Starkville. The Krewe of Brewe will put a few dads to the test at their annual Fathers Day Bash. If you think your dad is worthy of the Best Dad on the Beach 2018 title, bring him to the Sandshaker Lounge, Sunday, June 17 at 3 p.m. The contest pits dads against each other in some zany games. Krewe organizer Pam Templeton said, There will be fun games for fathers and really the games are even more fun to watch. There is no charge to enter the contest and the winner will receive a prize, and the title of Best Dad. In addition to the Best Dad contest, the Krewe will be selling hamburgers and hot dogs along with Jello shots to raise money for their charity, Building Homes for Heroes. Since 2006, Building Homes for Heroes has been at the foreference in the lives of wounded American service members and their families. The organization gifts mortgage-free homes that meet the needs of the men and women who have selflessly served our country. These homes not only help to remove the famirestore the individuals freedom, and enable the veteran to lead a more independent and productive civilian life. The Krewe of Brewe makes an annual contribution to this organization. As soon as the contests Lektric Mullet takes the stage at 4 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us at the Shaker on Fathers Day, said Templeton. There is no charge to enter and parking is free. Krewe Conducts Contest For Best Dad Sea Turtle Baby ShowerSaturday, August 11 @ 11 Landshark Landing


PAGE 8 Island Times June 12, 2018 PBA GORDER GRADUATES Pensacola Beach resident Taylor Gorder earned his Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Game Design from the University of Central Florida, May 3. He will continue his education in Orlando at at the Florida Interactive Enter tainment Academy. He is enrolled in their Masters of Science in Interactive Media degree program. His sights are set on working in the game development industry. His proud parents are Ted and Sharla Gorder. FINISH STRONG Congratulations to the following Pensacola Beach Elementary School students who earned a place on the Honor Roll for the final quarter of the 2017-2018 school year. Rebecca Davis First Grade A Honor Roll Ella Ambler Dylan Budzowski Landon Burke Will Cromey Eliana Demming Lilliaunna Downham Daniel Garza Sloan Jenkins Matthew Jobe Parker Jobe Lauren Kalb Bella Grace Martinez Bella McKinney Malloy Nilssen Silas Richmond Victoria Samii Evan Wright A-B Honor Roll Lamija Alibasic Alijah Arceneaux Aubri Brady Isabella Castellano Violet NorrisJordan McKinneys Second GradeA Honor Roll Aubrey Barden Noah Brewster Max Burgoon Cooper Christensen Chloe Ciolino Bindy Nita Ella Reaves Amari Lovelace Rylee Fenech Kate Crittenden Adam Hough Alex Leshnov Phare Newlin Max Work A-B Honor Roll Nia Campbell Chloe Churchward Natalie McMullen Ayden McNorton Cruz McNulty Kenzley Vaughn Cannon MasonJoy McLaurines Third Grade A Honor Roll Heath Asmar Lily Asmar Sawyer Asmar Nic Brewster Carter Jenkins Aubrey McMillion Devon Uniacke A-B Honor Roll Jakub Alibasic Suri Amjad Chase Baker Samantha Budzowski David Grosso Cameron Hoeft Charlotte Hunter Kian Patel Anna Grace Pennington Sara Peterman Rachel RoscoviusErin Olsons Fourth GradeA Honor Roll Ava Biland Bella Ciolino Chloe Hargraves Lauren Olson Estelle Reese Ania Uszok Brayden Dadisman Nick Jenkins Ryan Kalb A-B Honor Roll Kayla Cote Sidney Flemming Julia Hills Stella Keigley Jack Cromey Graham Pennington Mason Simpson Lily Roltsch Lily Walker Susan McLeod and Rachel Armentrouts Fifth GradeA Honor Roll Brody Hills Carter Hoeft Lily Montgomery Buck Trammell Dima Webber Kate Westholm A-B Honor Roll Taylor Brody Maggie Corley Austin Mickler Savannah Slusher Gabbi Virant Blain Nita Pensacola Beach resident Savanah Haynes was selected as Captain for the Gulf Breeze High School Varsity Cheer Team. Savanah will be a senior at Gulf Breeze High in the fall. She is an honor roll student. Her parents are David and Joanne Haynes.


PAGE 9 Island Times June 12, 2018 Matt Drees returned home Saturday, June 2 after eight months at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Drees graduated from Breeze. Friedman, left and Jayne Redmond, Wooly Boogers Denise Taylor, Town Hall MeetingPlease AttendMonday June 18 6-8 PM Board of County Commission Meeting Chambers 221 Palafox Place, PensacolaPBAdvocates.orge Save Pensacola Beach group insists on including a vote on Novembers ballot that will block any future attempts to convey our 99 year leaseholds to fee-simple title. ey plan to ll this meeting with their supporters. If you support allowing people to own the homes they live in and are taxed on, PLEASE come to this meeting and be heard!Learn More About: Preserving Public Access to Pensacola Beach Dispelling Myths About Fee Simple Title Beach Issues & Updates Dont let others decide the fate of our community.... please attend.


PAGE 10 Island Times June 12, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Call for a FREE Valuation You may be surprised! Mike Doman REALTOR 850 910 2589 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Internet Banking Bill Payment Service Waterfront Financing Flex Line Home Equity Loans Conventional Mortgages Personal ServiceBank of the South Island Branch Full Service Banking Close to Home Q: What Is The New Scam Users? To The Editor Letters Samantha and Larry Kuhn arrived in their purple, green and gold Mayoki Indian costumes as part of the 2018 Court who welcomed Don Tristan de Luna at the Landing ceremony. The event, held at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk amphitheatre June 3, is part of the Fiesta of Five Flags. When Larry is not dancing around like a Mayoki, he is a Realtor at Levin Rinke Realty.


Island Times PAGE 11 June 12, 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. Storm Season Survival TipsI talked a little to Daddy today. The morning was bright; the breeze, light; and the sand, so white. There was not a single cloud between me and heaven. I was sure that he could hear me. I didnt say much. He said even less. But we walked together for a while. It didnt hurt this time to miss him like I do. It felt okay to imagine him there with mehis big farmers hand in mine, just walking along the beach with me. He wasnt even in a hurry this time; he had eternity. I ran across this twenty-yearold photo of my other favorite daddy and his littlest onethe love of my life with the product of the love of our life togetherour youngest son, Taylor. They are also hand in hand, Tay-Tay and Ted, and enjoying this very same stretch of beach. I love this picture. It looks like they are going out to play in the tiny waves. It is not clear who is leading whom. But it is clear that one is the protector of the other, and that all is well. Taylors right hand is fully enveloped in Teds. His left is reaching outwardilluminated by white sunlight. They are both looking toward the horizon. Together they are wading into the into the rippling surf. This photo moves me to tearsIm not sure why. Maybe its the juxtaposition of their beautiful backsTeds shoulders so broad and strong, Tays so narrow and new. I see calm licious excitement in Tay-Tays. That Gulf must seem so big to Taylor, so scary. But he has his fathers hand, and that makes the adventure irresistible. He could never do this scary thing alone. He doesnt have to, does he? I dont have to, do I? Lyrics from an old hymn recorded by Alison Krauss drift across my mind Many things about tomorrow, I dont seem to understand. But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand. The adventure is still irresistible. A Disaster Supply Kit can be a lifesaver. Many items can be assembled in advance, and stored in a large water tight container, along with this checklist. Review and personalize to suit your familys needs based on your evacuation destination. Water at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days Food supplies for 3 to 7 days. non-perishable packaged or canned food, juices, sports drinks foods for infants or the elderly snack foods nonelectric can opener cooking tools, fuel paper plates, plastic utensils, paper towels Bedding, Blankets, Pillows Clothing seasonal, rain gear, sturdy shoes First Aid Kit, Medicines, Prescription Drugs Cell Phone with chargers Family and emergency contact information Maps of the area Special Items for babies, elderly Toiletries hygiene, insect repellent, sunscreen Moisture wipes Flashlight and Batteries Radio Battery operated and NOAA weather radio Cash Banks and ATMs may not be open or available for extended periods. Keys extra sets for home, car Toys, Books and Games Important documents in a waterproof container insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security cards, utility bills, cates, important phone numbers document all valuables, home inventory with video if possible Tools keep a set with you Pet care items Vehicle preparation. Tires checked, serviced, fueledGulf Breeze Hospital Auxiliary is hosting a fundraising sale Thursday June 14, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. Hospital Auxiliary Hosts Sale Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Pensacola Beach To Go!and Friday, June 15, 7 a.m. 3 p.m.. in the Administrative Classroom in Gulf Breeze Hospital.


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Island Times PAGE 13June 12, 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 During late May several volunteers and I surveyed the area for terrapins, horseshoe crabs, and monitored local seagrass beds. We see many creatures when we are out and about; one that has been quite common all over the bay has been the stingray. These are intimidating creatures. Everyone knows how they the spine in their tail, but many are not aware that not all stingrays can actually use a spine to drive are stingrays. So what is a ray? bony skeleton. Rather it is cartilaginous, which makes them close cousins of the sharks. There are eight families and 19 species of rays found in the Gulf of Mexico. are large tube-shaped rays with a well-developed caudal by their large rostrum possessing teeth giving them their common name. Walking the halls of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, you ing next to monsters they have captured. Sawfish can reach lengths of 18 feet truly intimidating. However, they are very protected. are tube-shaped rays that are very elongated. They appear to be sharks, albeit their more common in the Gulf than the bay and, at times, will congregate breed. They have rounded teeth and prefer crustaceans and molcan deliver of one. Though there are stories of these shocking folks to death, I am not aware of any fatalities. Nonetheless, the shock can be serious and beach goers are warned to be cautious. I once mistook one buried in the sand for a shell. Let us just say the jolt got my attention. look just like stingrays and the venomous spine that goes with it. They are very common in the inshore waters of the Florida Panhandle. They do possess a series of small thorn-like spine on the back that can be painful to the bare foot of a swimmer. Skates An Intimidating Fish They Call the Stingray are famous for producing the black egg case folks call the mermaids purse. These are often found dried up along the shore of both the Gulf and the bay and popular items to take home after a fun day at the beach. this is the one we are concerned about. Stingrays can be found on both sides of our barrier islands and like to hide beneath the sand to ambush their prey. More often than not, when we approach they detect this and leave. However, sometimes they will remain. If a swimmer steps on a stingray, it whips its long tail over and drives the serrated spine into your foot. The piercing is painful and spine (which sesses glands that contain a toxic substance. is a strange tail gives it the appearance of a it does possess a spine. However, the small tail makes it difficult with it. are one of the few groups of rays that actually swim in the middle of the water column instead of sitting on the large and often mistaken for manta rays. Eagle rays lack the palps sesses. Rather they have a blunt shaped head and feed on mollusk. They do have venomous spines tails are too short to extend and use it the way stingrays do. Last but not least is the very large This large beast can reach 22 feet from wingtip to wing tip. Like eagle rays, they swim through the ocean rather than sit on the bottom. They have help funnel plankton into their mouths. These horns give them tails and a venomous spine, but like the above, their tails are much Many are concerned when neat animals. Now that you know more, you may be very excited to see them. Mother Nature decided to shake us up a bit this year. Before storm of the year developed and targeted the Florida Panhandle over the Memorial Day Weekend. Fortunately Tropical Storm Alberto was a non-event for our east of Pensacola Beach and was downgraded to a subtropical storm shortly before landfall. beach, calm surf, and stunning water color which is produced sand of our shallow water, all combine to make the Gulf Coast special to beachgoers. But even a tropical storm which misses our area can have a considerable impact on the gently sloping beaches of the Gulf due to storm surge. A sea turtle nest can endure an occasional wash-over during high tide, but a storm surge can destroy low-lying nests if they are submerged under water for a lengthy time. Only three sea turtle nests were laid before Memorial Day, one of which was a Kemp's ridley, the smallest and most critically endangered of the seven sea turtle species. This nest was located under Florida Fish and Wildlife rules and regulations, nest relocation is considered a "management technique of last resort." Nests may now only be relocated for conservation purposes if they "are below the daily high tide line and will be inundated every day." our low-lying turtle nests. The Kemp's ridley nest was washed over by Alberto's storm surge and a small tidal pool formed behind the nest for a period of time, but there is no accurate way to know how it impacted the clutch of eggs. It will be a wait-and-see situation. The exciting news is that the day after T.S. Alberto moved inland, the sea turtles at Ft. Pickens were ready to nest. We had a nest four days in a row! It's exciting last year, we are curious to see what the new season will bring. The most important thing we can do for our sea turtles this year is to turn out lights to help prevent false crawls and prevent disorientation when nests begin to hatch. Keep FWCs Wildlife Alert Hotline number handy if you see a stranded or disoriented turtle #FWC or *FWC. Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of June 5, 2018:Perdido Key GINS 0 Pensacola Beach 3 Ft. Pickens GINS 4 Santa Rosa GINS 1


PAGE 14 Island Times June 12, 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 Sand Dollar Condo on Sabine Bay just steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you are looking for full-time residence, a second home or an investment, this furnished 1/1 condo with a spectacular view of the bay is turn-key ready. $205,900 Lisa Roy, Levin Rinke Realty, 850-602-0171, 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 JUNE 2018 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: 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: Beach Ecology Walk, 8 a.m. Meet at Walkover 27B. Free. One hour. Questions? Call 850-687-9968 or email 17: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 17: Yoga, beach behind Hilton, 6 p.m Nominal charge. 18: Junior Lifeguard Training Session One. Thru June 29. 18: Town Hall Meeting, Hosted by Commissioner Robinson, 6 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. Beach Ownership. 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. 21: Pensacola Beach Womans Club, Church. For info, 22: Pensacola Bay Ferry Service begins. Downtown Pensacola, Gulf Islands National Seashore at Fort Pickens, Pensacola Beach at Quietwater Pier 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: Ocean Hour Clean Up, Langdon Beach in Fort Pickens, 8:45 a.m. 23: Check Mat Jiu Jitzu, 10-2, Gulfside Pavilion 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. 24: Yoga, beach behind Hilton, 6 p.m Nominal charge. 26: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 27: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de 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. Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 28: Aaron Lewis, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets, $35/$75 29: The LACS, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets $17/$40, 30: Patriots Day Regatta, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club at Key Sailing. 30: Rick Ferrell, Eat, Drink and Flounder Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free, JULY 2018 1: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 1: Beach Ecology Walk, 8 a.m. Meet at Walkover 27B. Free. One hour. Questions? Call 850-687-9968 or email 1: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk.NAME:____________________________ 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 Drive 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. 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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 June 12, 2018usinessuzzB B The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members reviewed the funding needed to run the island for another year at the initial May 23 Budget Workshop. Finance Director Dottie Ford presented the Board with a $5.2 million proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The FY 18-19 Budget estimates lease fee collections from commercial leaseholders of $2,609,618. Residential lease fees are anticipated to be $1,262, 688. By comparison, the SRIA collected $2,976,903 in commercial lease fees and $1,659,485 in residential lease fees during FY 2016-2017. Beginning working capital is set at $1,361,808 with the Island Improvement Fund collections at $249,268. The SRIA has four departments with a total operating expenses of $3,270,288. Administration and Leasing, Finance and Environmental and Developmental Services which will operate with slight budget increases. Human Resources and Marketing has trimmed its budget by $24,450. Capital Improvements for 2018 are: playground developments, $118,000; Splash pad, $43,000; Iconic Pensacola Beach Sign Frame replacement, $75,000; and multi-use path from Avenida 10 to Portofino repair and upgrades $570,000. The dune walkover replacement project, $300,000 and dredging Little Sabine Basin, $320,000 are budgeted for 2019. com. The next Budget Workshops are June 13 and June 27 with the anticipation that the vote to adopt the budget will come at a special board meeting on June 27. The budget is then sent to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners for review and approval at the September 17 Commission Meeting. SRIA Board Views BudgetCONGRATS PBOCThe Pensacola Beach Optimists do wonderful things with the funds raised at their annual Kentucky Derby Party. This years party was attended by 155 guests and raised almost $1,500 to support their youth-based projects. Pensacola Beach Elementary School is among those who will NEW MAPBoating and angling guides for Santa Rosa and Escambia County will be available for pick up at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center, according to Escambia County Marine Resources Director Robert Turpin. The guide includes a map of the Pensacola Bay system depicting aquatic vegetation and aquatic preserves. Information about boating safety, ethical angling and waterway markers are provided, as well as information about the importance of conserving local habitats and species. DANCING DELIGHTMonette Hodges turns little girls into tiny dancers. She then choreographs and stages a Spring Production showcasing her students talents. The Dancingly was June 2 on the University of West Florida Performing Arts stage. If you missed it, dont worry. The dance troupe performs at the Beach School Fall Festival, the Chambers Surfing Santa Parade and the Kids and Kritters Mardi Gras parade. SIGNS UPCheck out the shiny new lettering and signage on The Grand Marlin. The elevation and location of the sign require a tall crane and a brave installer. But it was worth it. Its the gateway to Pensacola Beach and it looks grand!TEE IT UPWhen Linda and Wally Schiessl arent taking care of their customers at the UPS Store in Gulf Breeze proper, they hit the golf course. Not even the threat of a tropical storm stops Linda from playing. She was going to she got in 18 on Memorial Day Weekend. CHILL OUT AT LOWESThe annual Senior Chill Out, a one-day donation drive to collect new air conditioners, fans and/or funds to help seniors beat the heat, will be at Lowes Home Improvement on Highway 98 in Gulf Breeze on Friday, June 15 from 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. SOUTHERN CARESSouthern Rentals and Real Estate has launched their Southern Cares program, an initiative aimed at furthering their vision to be the most caring company along the Gulf Coast. For more than 20 have worked hard at contributtheir communities. Southern is proud to collaborate with the Alzheimers Association, Alabama/ Florida Panhandle Chapter, and the Ronald McDonald Charities of Northwest Florida.BEACH TOY BOXOcean Hour is taking a great idea from Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center and installing borrow bins on Pensacola Beach. Borrow bins house used, lost, or donated sand toys. Any child at the beach is welcome to use and return. The new bins will be at Quietwater and Casino Beach. Waterfront restaurants often have sand toys for kids, too. The bin will keep sand toys from being thrown away or abandoned and washed into the surf. sand toy borrow bin


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Island Times PAGE 17 June 12, 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 June 12, 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 How To Get Started Recently, a new acquaintance told me she had always wanted to run a triathlon. She said she thought that would be an important accomplishment for her. I said yes it would and it could lead to being in better shape over the coming years, eating properly and being healthier for the rest of your life. She hadnt thought of those things, but agreed that crossing the Finish Line could yield sevimportant to her. Like many who are begintimers), she was concerned about the swim. I told her I couldnt swim when I began triathlon and I consider it my strength now. I said I just began by swimming and then I tried to increase my technique, strength and endurance by training often. She found that anecdote interesting and we talked about how to get a bike, how to choose shoes, where to train and a few other details. I website ( that I have always enjoyed. Again, the conversation turned to swimming and I tried to explain some simple steps to start: get in the water, learn to blow out under the water and draw in oxygen above the water. You mean I have to put my face under the surface, she asked? Yes, you do. You mean like dog paddling? She nodded in the afNo, no, you cant, I said. You need to actually learn how to swim, it will change your life, believe me. So, I went home and the next time I saw her I gave her a backpack, a wet bag, a swim cap, a triathlon shirt, a visor and a couple of triathlon magazines. We agreed that the Tri The Island Triathlon on May 14, 2019 would be a good target for her. Now we just have to get her in the water. How do you get started? Like everything else, you just begin. Another Grandman Another Perspective I went to bed early June 1 at just a few minutes after 9 oclock. After a night of inconsistent sleep, I snapped back to consciousness Rolling over, I groggily sat on the side of the bed in the dark. After a to the bathroom and used the light on my cell phone to get my shaving equipment ready. Still using the same small light I went downstairs and put food and fresh water in the cats bowls. After making a cup of I was moving too slowly and I needed to speed up dramatically if I was going to get out the door by 4 a.m. I shaved quickly, but thoroughly, and then put on my USA Triathlon officials uniform (blue hat, red shirt, khaki pants, athletic shoes). I have recently am working races to help improve the sport of triathlon and to enMy assignment that morning was at the Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope. and my laptop were stuffed in my backpack in the seat next to me as I drove toward I-10. My thoughts were all over the map as I headed west toward Fairhope for this years event. I was a little nervous because I wanted to perwas somewhat anxious as I knew and the volunteers were going through that morning and how hard they wanted everything to go perfectly. I was feeling a bit guilty because I have competed in seven Grandmans over the years and I really wanted to be out there with the other athletes. the car and walked toward Tranarrive and there were just a few volunteers moving around in the dark with headlamps. Transition so there was not a lot of activity yet. Soon I met with the other three members (all of whom are more experienced and senior We went over the assignments, measured the water temperature, the race and then began checking Transition. We wanted to ensure that all bikes were racked in the proper places, that they had the required brakes, that the athletes gear was properly placed and that the bikes had bar end plugs. The race went smoothly and the weather was fine with a cooling wind from the west passengers on motorcycles to monitor the bicycle course. Our presence encourages adherence to the rules and promotes safety on short, most of the cyclists are on the course at the same time. The athletes had to be careful about the positioning of their bikes as they were riding along the route. Sooner than I anticipated, the race was over. Our team met for a post-race discussion and paperwork. As I said, I incurred several mixed feelings at the race, but I representing the national governing body of triathlon was crucial to a well-run event. I certainly look forward to these opportunities in the future. Teresa Hess, president of TriGulfCoast, welcomes triathletes to the Christian Wagley of Gulf Restoration Network is hosting Sunday June 17 at 8 a.m. He encourages everyone to join him for a walk along the shifting shores of Santa Rosa Island. Well learn where beach sand comes from, where its going, and what shapes our beaches and dunes, said Wagley. Along the way well explore tracks in the sand and catch a few critters as we investigate life in and on the sand and shallow waters. Well also learn about ways to keep our beaches and the Gulf of Mexico healthy and clean. The walk is one hour long at a leisurely pace along the beach, and is suitable for children. Participants should meet at the beach walkover Resort. There is no charge to atand dress appropriate for the healthygulf.orgWagley Leads Beach Eco Walk Learn About Shifting Sand, Critters, Litter


Island Times PAGE 19 June 12, 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 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 6/14 The Flavors 8 PM 6/21 Heavy Drop 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 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk Fri-Sat June 15-16: 9 PM 1 AM Shazam Sun, June 3 Lektric Mullet 4 PM 8 PM Karaoke with Becky 9 PM Midnight Fri-Sat, June 22-23 9 PM -1 AM Jay Williams Band Sun, June 24: Tyler Mac Band 4 PM 8 PM Karaoke with Becky 9 PM Midnight Fri-Sat June 15-16: 9 PM 1 AM Fathers Day BASH SUN June 17 3 pm Games, Prizes. fun. Karaoke w/ GROUPS, SINGLES LIP SYNC CONTEST Tues, 9 Fathers Day Bash, June 17 Krewe of BreweI love early mornings on the I love the solitude, before most I get to enjoy the beach like diamonds as the sun begins to hearing the sounds of the breeze movements as the birds swoop the beach slowly begins to wake I love watching the dolphins move up and down the shoreline and Most people will tell you how much they love sunsets, but and I get to be an observer of life You'd be surprised at just how peaceful and energizing it can be Early mornings bring Red Spanish Mackerel and Jacks have live large Shrimp fail to land a about Red Snapper and the season had and if you haven't been out on the boats to catch one, book a trip now! You'll have a fantastic to say about Red Snapper season: per season for both Gulf state and season includes those from private recreational participants must have on their license before that do not have a federal but are limited to targeting reef must have State Gulf Reef Fish the piers and are always a fun June is the perfect month for a things in mind as you plan your up thunderstorms can and do happen, ten it storms in town and the sun stays out But they can pop up especially late afternoons, so keep this in mind summer plans are, the beach! Robbie Louhier with two Red Snapper and angler guide. The guide includes a map of the Pensacola Bay system aquatic vegetation and aquatic preserves. Information about public boat are provided, as well as information about the importance of conserving local habitats and species such as manatees, sea turtles, shorebirds. The map is available at the Beach Visitors Center.


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