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Volume XIV, Number 5 Pensacola Beach, Florida June 26, 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 Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday America America America Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday Happy Birthday Happy Birthday America Happy Birthday Pensacola Beach Fireworks Show Set for July Fourth~ Soundfront 8:30 p.m.Six-year-old Barrett Johnson has an All-American spirit. He is ready to celebrate the countrys two-hundred forty-second birthday. Like the rest of America, Pensacola Beach puts on the quintessential summer party. Beachgoers will spend the day swimming, boating and picnicking on the white sands of Santa Rosa Island. After the sun slips below the horizon, the night sky will come alive. The Pensacola Beach Fourth of July FireThe show is brought to you at no charge by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Rosa Island Authority.


PAGE 2 Island Times June 26, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarSRIA: com BCC: Thursday, July 5, Agenda Review, 9 a.m.; Public Forum, 4:30 p.m.; Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. www., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: Wednesday, July 11, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Meeting. Agenda BCC: Thursday, July 12. Committee of the Whole. 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. BCC & SRIA: Thursday, July 1. Meeting with both boards. 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. www.myescambia.comHelpful 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 Enjoy The Ride Ferries Sail Into Service George Aswad, owner of Pensacola Bay Cruises, aboard the Turtle Runner at the ferry dock at Pensacolas Commendencia Slip. Turtle Runner and her sister boat, Pelicans Perch began ferry service between Pensacola, Pensacola Beach and Fort Pickens June 22. The brand new ferries will run daily. Escambia County District Four Commissioner Grover Robinson, left, and National Park Service Superintendent Dan Brown aboard the Pelicans Perch during the ferry dedication June 20. Dignitaries from Escambia County, Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, the Santa Rosa Island Authority and the National Park Service were on hand for ceremonies at the Fort Pickens Ferry Dock followed by a ferry ride.


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 26, 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 ...Barefoot on the BeachThe Islander Newspaper June 16, 1993 The worlds all time most famous father had to be George Washington. The Father of Our Country, well known for his impeccable honesty (at least in regard to cutting down cherry trees) had no biological children, yet he raised two stepchildren and adopted his two step grandchildren. Young George wasnt into $200 haircuts, but he might have been scrutinized by todays standards because he ordered elaborate wigs from London. When he was 26-years-old, the Commanding General of the Army, sent for enough blue velvet for a coat, waistcoat, and breeches, He also ordered six pair of the neatest shoes, probably with silver buckles, and six pairs of gloves. This was to be his wedding wardrobe, and on, January 6, 1759, he married a young widow, Martha Custis. Her children, Jacky and Patsy, were enchanted with Washington, and they sat on his lap while he told them stories of the wild Indian Country, when he had commanded troops. Soon, he was ordering gifts for his new family to be shipped by sea from London, including a fancy carriage for his bride. Later, in protest to Englands burdensome taxation of the colonies, Washington issued a proposal that no one purchase English goods. He hoped the Kings ministers would come to their senses, by virtue of his self imposed embargo, but that didnt happen. Washington not only carried the burden of worry for his country, but also for his family as his stepdaughter Patsy became ill and died at the age of twelve. Earlier, Washington had taken his stepson, Jacky to New York to attend Kings College, but saddened by his grieving wifes pleas, he allowed him to return home. Jacky then married Nelly Calvert at her home in Annapolis that winter. The Generals woes were not only increasing at home, but in the nation. In June of 1775, he was named Commander-in-Chief of the New Army. It was not until Englands surrender at Yorktown in 1781 that the beginning of the end of the war with the British became apparent. George Washington, with the help of France, had saved his nation. The countrys citizens celbut Washington hurried to Williamsburg, where his stepson and Aide, Jacky Custis had come down with camp fever. Once again, he lost a child. Jacky did not survive, and the Father of our Country, who had no children of his own, adopted his stepsons babies. Washington was sworn in as States simply because the people in the new nation believed he was the only person who could unite public opinion and give the new Constitution a chance to work. After his presidency, Washington returned to Mount Vernon, where he hosted parties for his adopted son and daughter. When Washington wrote his will, he displayed the qualities ther of Our Country. Although, he left most of his property to Martha and his family, still he set aside money to be used to educate worthy young Americans. Importantly, he asked that all his slaves be freed and that those who were old and sick to receive care. the hearts of his countrymen. To Jacky, Patsy, Nelly and George Washington Parke Custis, he was an extraordinary dad. He was a warm, loving stepfather, step grandfather, and foster father who did whatever it took to become a real father to his immediate family and to his country. The Gulf of Mexico provides endless opportunities for waterwading, sailing, paddleboarding and surfing among them. Stay safe by taking proper precautions. Surf Flags local water conditions. Green Flag Low Hazard ally calm surf and currents. Swim with usual caution. Yellow Flag Medium Hazard erate surf and/or currents. Swim with extra caution. Red Flag High Hazard and/or dangerous currents. No swimming or wading in the Gulf of Mexico. (You may see surfers in the water. They are exempt in order to maintain the skills of their sport.) Double Red Flag Water Closed Double red flags are only used during hurricanes and other natural disasters. No swimming, Surf Flags are posted in many locations. You can always conditions at Pensacola Beach Pensacola Beach lifeguards advise that the Gulf of Mexico can be dangerous, locals and visitors should follow these tips: Always swim near a lifeguard. Dont swim alone. Know the beach warning Learn how to swim and know your limits. Alcohol and swimming dont mix. Know how to spot and swim out of a rip current. not attempt to assist a swimmer in distress. Call 9-1-1 and if possible device near the swimmer needing become a second victim. Proper Precautions Keep Swimmers Safe


PAGE 4 Island Times June 26, 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 MusicTuesday June 26, 6 Johnny Sansone Friday June 29, 6 Dash Rip Rock Saturday June 30, 6 Dash Rip Rock Sunday July 1, 3 Nobius T uesday July 3, 6 T yler Mac Wednesday July 4, 6 Heavy Drop Thursday July 5, 6 Chauncy Crandall Friday July 6, 6 Emerald Coast Blenders Saturday July 7, 6 B ig Al & The Heavyweights Sunday July 8, 3 Paxton Norris Band Food & Fun Chef Johns Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials ~ Full Service & Tiki Bar ~ 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 Events Fireworks Wednesday, July 4, 8:30 PM Front row seats for the tribute to Americas Birthday! Red White & Blues Week Friday, July 13 Air Show begins noon Saturday July 14 Air Show begins noonMAXED OUTMax Mateer is the Champion, again. For the second year in a row, the Pensacola Beach the National History Fair com petition. Max, who competed in the senior high school division, has just completed ninth grade in Pensacola Highs International Baccalaureate program. There are 600,000 entries into this National History competition and Mateer outpaced them all. His parents Craig and Lesley Mateer, sisters Maddie and Macy are extremely proud of him. BYE BEN AND KATIENewlyweds Ben and Katie Clough have relocated to Michigan. Katie, who was raised on Pensacola Beach, will be working at the Dominos Pizza headquar ters in Ann Arbor. After a going away party the couple gathered up their belongings and two pups and headed north. Needless to say, parents Steve and Sheila Speirs along with all their beach family will miss them. CLOSE ENOUGHDan and Rita Fester of Jefferson City, Missouri are getting their dose of Florida sunshine via Island Times. They have each edition delivered to their mailbox. Thanks for reading, Dan and Rita. TEA, SIPensacola Beach raised Monique Verdin is an amazing from her career as an environmental advocate and documentary producer in Louisiana to helping behind the bar at Paradise on busy weekends. Monique is the power, energy and creator of the award-winning documentary My Louisiana Love. She continues to amaze. Most recently, she accepted an invitation to have tea with the King and Queen of Spain. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were in New Orleans at the citys three hundredth celebration. TV STARDavid Gilbert and his wife live on Pensacola Beach and make things look beautiful. They are the owners of David Gilbert Exteriors. Get ready for a close up. The companys work has been featured on HGTV twice. Seaside Renos aired on June 23 featuring Davids expert work on Pensacola Beach. COOL TRIPDiana Harvey took a trip to Colorado with some of her beach neighbors. Its a late birthday and the group played tourist, did some hiking and had a great time. Cooler temps, too. HEY COACHTaste of the Beach fans know that the Gulf Breeze High School swim team volunteers in the festivals water sale tent. The calm teacher who leads them on the pool deck and during Taste of the Beach is Katharine Edwards. Coach Edwards was awarded Swim Coach of the Year, at the PNJs All Sports Banquet. Congrats Coach. SMART STEVEAnyone who knows Pensacola Beach resident Steve Ciolino knows he is a smart guy. According to wife Darlene, Steve attended the testing in Pensacola to qualify as a contestant on the television game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. Well, they did not choose Steve, so he goes back to his idyllic life on Pensacola Beach with Darlene and his two beautiful daughters Chloe and Bella. GIFTING IRONDarla Luebcke said the traditional gifts for a sixth wedding anniversary are iron and candy. So, she and her sweet husband Scott headed to downtown Pensacola on their anniversary to eat at Iron Restaurant on Palafox Street. She gave the meal two thumbs up but sent no report on whether there was any candy delivered to her. Who was the mystery man? The Islander Father of the Year in 1982 was Harry A. King, Sr. Harry A. King, Jr. was born in 1982. Harry The Dad was the developer of the LaFitte Cove subdivision and the ships store which now houses the popular PegLeg Petes. Bruce Clark zipped in with the first wrong answer, Sam Penninger was Father of the Year in 1982. He was faster but not more incorrect than the Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks. Holy cow, could it have been Morrie Drees, the Queen pondered. Probably not. Besides I can't see him on a rusted bicycle. I think it was Eddie Lively. Or maybe Richard Wells? Not Morrie, nor Richard, nor Eddie. The Queen feels no pressure to turn in a correct answer. Shes been tending the Garden of Rightfully Wrong and it sprouted a bummer crop of answers. Oh well, it's good to not have to be right, exclaimed Queen Jo. Morrie Drees, on the other hand, thought it was T.T. Lowery. Nope. An uncharacteristically incorrect answer from the guy who submitted so many correct answers that he was knighted, given a roundtable on which to bang his tankard and called Sir. Amy DePew knew most of must have missed the hint. She sent this, Big E. Eric Stanley. Sorry, Aimless. Stanleys kids are Lindsey and Cullen. So, who else was The Islander Newspaper Father of the Year? Lee Shrewsbury, JR Turner, Stanley, Ross Orenstein, Mark Anderson, Lamar Burford, Mike Meade, Jimmy Cassiano, Thomas Campanella, Reagan Belcher and Lewis Bohannon to name a few. An eclectic group of beach guys with not much in common except their responsibility to guide a tiny soul. To teach that bike, run backwards in the sand. Oh the memories Floating in a haze of nostalgia, the Trivia Master can almost smell the aromas of Fourth of July. Suntan lotion. Hamburgers sizzling on a grill. Popped best memory is ice, cold juicy watermelon laced with all kinds of alcohol, sipped through a straw at an iconic party hosted by a beach character. Yep, it used to be a Fourth of July beach tradi tion, for forty years. You have to supply two tidbits of trivia to win this one. What was the name of the party and who hosted it? Winner will get an Island Times t-shirt and a souvenir watermelon. Hurry like crazy to answer this one. Deadline is Wednesday, June 27. Send your answer to Include your name and phone number with your answer. Good luck! Red, White and Blues Week July 10-14 Special Coverage in the July 10 edition of Island Times.Deadline to submit ads Tuesday, June 26


PAGE 5 Island Times June 26, 2018 Leaseholders who have landscape and hardscape too close to the road, need to re move it. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board voted at their June 13 meeting to clear the right of ways abutting island streets. Executive Director Paolo Ghio told his board, Island wide, but in particular along Ariola and Panferio, leaseholders have placed immovable objects inside of the public right-of-way. In some cases, these immovable objects are directly adjacent to the edge of the pavement. Ghio showed photos of multiple residential leaseholds in violation. On Ariola Drive, parking is allowed on the south side. Since the right-of-way is unavailable, the vehicles park on the street. Ariola Drive is then reduced to a one-lane roadway without enough width to allow emergency vehicles. The public safety concerns created by the rights-of way being swallowed up and blocked by pavers, mounded sand, fences, posts, trees, landscape timbers were apparent when residents addressed the Board. Ariola Drive resident Mark Thompson categorized the increase in immovable objects in and severe safety issue. He recounted a story about the ability to reach his home, albeit for a non-emergency. His recommendation is to make a strong and immediate action to those in violation. Elizabeth Hewson implored the board to take swift action. She said the Pensacola Beach Elementary School bus got stuck on Ariola Drive. With cars on one side and no room on the shoulder, there was simply not enough room to accommodate the bus. Residents and visitors cannot access their homes without a harrowing experience. This needs to be taken care of today, now, said Hewson. Ghio added that he had received an email from college aged resident whose bicycle is his only means of transportation to work. The cyclist has to hood ornament on Ariola Drive. Board Member Tammy Bohannon, who is also an island resident, has been voicing concerns about the condition of Ari ola Drive for years. As a Realtor, she pointed out the condition of the street and the value of the homes are not in sync. The Board voted unani mously in favor of a multi ple phased campaign to clear the rights-of-way on all island to leaseholders with a deadline by which to clear the right-ofway. The second phase will be to grade and stabilize the rightof-way. In addition to increasing safety, the stabilization will help control drifting sand, provide parking, provide pedestrians enhance the appearance of the streetscape. The SRIA Attor ney Mike Stebbins will further research enforcement and consequences for non-compliance. Portofino residents addressed the Board during the proposed bathroom on the public beach south of their property. The residents voiced their opposition to the project citing concerns of cost, aesthetics, liability, maintenance. They also said they had no prior knowledge of this proposed bathroom. The project was originally proposed to the SRIA board Rinke. The public bathroom was designed to be hurricane resistant and visually compatBoard set a maximum of price of $750,000. Bids in 2017 and 2018 were considerably higher than the $750,000 mark, so the SRIA board put the project on to each Portofino resident to measure support for the project and personally fund the shortfall. counting for 90,000 room nights, so there is a need for a beachside bathroom to accommodate them. The board took no action. In other business: Pensacola Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland reported that 2072 guests were greeted at the Pensacola Beach during May. That represents a 38 percent increase in number of guests compared to May of 2017. Board approved the size increase to the Dog Park at the east end of Pensacola Beach. Two hundred feet will be added to make the park 500 linear feet. Gowens Park basketball court was scheduled for repavement and repair as of June 20. The park which has new playground equipment, will also on Pensacola Beach. Board Member Janice Gilley requested that Pensacola Beach Boardwalk make guests aware that they are under sur veillance. Since the alcohol ordinance is no longer in place, the signs have been removed. She would like them replaced with a sign reminding guests that family friendly behavior is expected. Executive Director Paolo Ghio said he will follow up on the item. The SRIA Committees meet Wednesday, June 27 at 5 p.m. shop. The meetings are held at #1 Via de Luna and are open to the public. Agendas are online at SRIA Board Votes To Increase Safety By Reclaiming Right Of Way


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 26, 2018 FROSE' 750 ml. bottle hearty, bold Rose' (such as Pinot Noir or Merlot Rose') 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup water 8 oz. strawberries, hulled and quartered 8 oz. blueberries 2.5 oz. fresh lemon juice Church Hosts CampSonQuest Rainforest Comes to BeachCan You Dig IT?1. Which group released Brown Sugar? 2. Who wrote and released Kentucky Woman?


Island Times PAGE 7 June 26, 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 PANORAMIC WATER VIEWSBeautiful 3BR/3BA condo. Amenities include spa, sauna, gym, pool and covered parking. MLS #537291 Pensacola Beach $810,000 Pensacola Beach Lifeguards will host a tryout event Saturday, July 7 for the second session of the Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard program, an exciting and challenging two-week training session open to aspiring lifeguards between the ages of 13 and 15. The session runs from July 16 July 28, Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The tryout will take place at 7 a.m. on Quietwater Beach and will consist of an approximately 400 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.County Hosts Tryouts For Junior Lifeguard ProgramThe program cost is $200 per person. Applicants accepted into the program must pay on the day of the tryout with a check or money order (credit cards or cash are not accepted). A parent must be present at the tryout. During the program on Casino Beach, junior lifeguards will learn about ocean rescue and medical care, participate in rescue drills, shadow Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and enjoy beach recreation time. Zack Butler, Junior Lifeguard program manager, welcomed each attendee at the June 9 tryout and reminded them, that the Pensacola Beach lifeguards look for physical abilities but it is also necessary to have a positive attitude to be successful as a lifeguard. The Junior Lifeguard program is one way teenagers can begin to prepare for a position or career in lifeguarding. Butler, who is a teacher during the school year and returns to lead the Junior Lifeguarding program told applicants, "this is a great place to work." For more information, www. or contact Water Safety Deputy Chief Alexander Johnson at adjohnson@ Pensacola Beach junior lifeguard hopefuls line up for the 400 yard swim test in Santa Rosa Sound, June 9. They are (L to R): Caymen Newmann, Briceson Bonnin, Jordan Davidson, Kelly McKeithen and Wyatt Lewis. Lifeguard Phoebe Briant, right, prepares to time the group. Zack Butler explains the rules for the swim test portion of the Junior Lifeguard program June 9 at Quietwater Beach to (L to R): Jase Peterson, Gracie Fountain, Alex Fountain, Isaac Hennessey and Mallory McIver. After the prospects swim 400 yards, they are timed in a one mile run in the sand. Water Safety Chief Dave Greenwood keeps a watchful eye on the youngsters who are attempting the open water swim course. Five swimmers are both sides by lifeguards on paddleboards as well as by multiple guards on shore. Safety is paramount. ALL IN A DAY'S WORK Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Didebris caught on the pilings of the Gulf Pier, June 19. He was joined by Escambia County's Marine Services Director Robert Turpin and Beach Water Safety Chief Dave Greenwood.


PAGE 8 Island Times June 26, 2018 PBA Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Unit 606 West $330,000 MLS# 535226 Island living at Regency Towers Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Pensacola Beach To Go!A resolution to protect the public nature of unleased areas of Pensacola Beach was presented by Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson to his District Four constituents at a Town Hall Meeting June 18. The resolution, which was then unanimously approved by the Escambia County Commissioners at their June 21 meeting, seeks to establish a policy to guide future members of the County Commission and Santa Rosa Island Authority. The resolution essentially keeps all public land public spereation and conservation areas, roads, parking lots, parks and beach accesses. The resolution also addresses the few Gulfront leases which extend south to the waters edge. At the expiration leases, the portion that lies south of the 1975 Coastal Construction line will not be leased. The resolution also prohibits the creation of any new private leaseholds. Robinson said at issue is the protection and preservation of unleased areas. Those unleased areas are open to the public. At the Town Hall meeting, beth Hewson addressed the crowd with a reminder that her homesteaded leasehold property is not open to the public, nor would she tolerate trespassers. However, she accesses the public portions of the beach just like other Escambia County residents, via a dune crossover. Terry Preston speaking on behalf of the Pensacola Beach Advocates noted that the group supports the Resolution and also supported fee simple title. We want all public land to stay public, said Preston. That, along with the issue of paying both taxes and lease fees would have been cured by the Fee Simple legislation. Representatives from the Save Our Beaches voiced support for the Resolution. Fearful that the beach, they demanded that a referendum be placed on the November ballot. Commission referendum wording on June 21, which simply asked if voters supported keeping the public ownership of Santa Rosa Island. Commissioners voiced concerns about the vague language and potential litigation it could produce. Bergoshs proposal gained no support from fellow Commissioners. Robinson presented a referendum modeled after the approved resolution which passed unanimously. It reads, On June 21, 2018, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners adopted through sale or lease of currently unleased properties, especially conservation and preservation properties on Santa Rosa Island. County has no current position on fee simple. Do you support this Escambia County policy? Alison Rogers, County Attorney, will review and prepare a formal ordinance for a public hearing on August 2. Robinson Gets Support For Resolution And Referendum


PAGE 9 Island Times June 26, 2018 Free Trolley Service: Daily from 4 p.m. to midnight. The best way to get around on the island is to take a free ride on the Pensacola Beach trolleys. Three trolleys run east-west and core area routes. The last pick up is at 11:30 p.m. Trolley stop maps are available at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center. Go online Trolley Tracker. Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, June 26, 7 p.m. Free concert at Gulfside Pavilion. Category 4 takes the stage by storm with a songlist that ranges from Southern rock, soul and country to Top 40. Bring a chair. Leave glass and pets at home. Each Tuesday through October. School of the Soldier: Thursdays through Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Fort Pickens which is located at the westernmost tip of the island. Meet at the Fort Pickens Bookstore for this 30 minute program. It is accessible. entrance fee of $20 per car at Fort Pickens. (If you arrive by ferry, there is no entrance fee.) 850-934-2600, www. Patriots Day Regatta: Saturday, June 30, Noon. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club members and other competitors will try to tame the wind and take home the trophy from this annual event. This race is part of the Pensacola Bay Championship series. If you want to know more, stop by Key Sailing. Talk to Kirk Newkirk. Mere Mortals Triathlon Training: Sunday, July 1, 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. This requires membership in Tri Gulf Coast. Every Sunday through October. Check it out Beach Eco Walk: Sunday, July 1 at 8 a.m. Meet at about one hour, is at a leisurely pace. Led by environmentalist Christian Wagley, it is open to the public at no charge. Kids will like it. Wear swimsuit or shorts, sunscreen. Bring water. You might get wet and sandy. 850687-9968 or christian@ Art on the Boardwalk: Sunday, July 1 from noon to 6 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Family friendly event. Unique craft goods and artwork. No charge to browse. Sunset Beach Yoga: Sunday, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Bring a sheet, large towel or mat, water and an open mind. Behind the Hilton. Nominal charge. Each Sunday, weather permitting. 850-723-2792 Innerlight Surf Camp: Monday, July 2. New session begins. For strong swimmers aged 8 and older. Learn to surf, sharpen your skills. Surf etiquette. Wave information. Fun. For registration, instructions, One day passes available. Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, July 3, 7 p.m. Free concert at Gulfside Pavilion. Johnny Earthquake and the Moondogs were formed nearly 20 years ago by a group of friends getting together to jam and play a few parties. It has grown into one of the souths best known and in-demand showbands. The Moondogs feature 10 to 12 pieces of blistering, high-energy rock, R&B, swing, funk, soul, zydeco, country, and just about any other genre, of music you can imagine. Bring a chair. Leave glass and pets at home. Vis Each Tuesday through October. Pensacola Beach Fireworks Extravaganza: Wednesday, July 4, 8:30 p.m. The dazzling display is launched from a barge in Santa Rosa Sound not far from the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Lots of great places to view. There is no charge and parking is free. Find a spot on the sand. Waterfront businesses will be open and have front row seats. Heres a hint. Come early and stay late. Theres always plenty to do on Pensacola Beach. Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, July 10, 7 p.m. Free concert at Gulfside Pavilion. The Reunion Band bring back a great time. A must see concert. Bring a chair. Leave glass and pets at home. Red, White and Blues Week on Pensacola Beach. Wednesday, July 11, Circle and Arrival Maneuvers around 8 a.m. Thursday, July 12 Blue at noon with Blue Angels at 2 p.m. Saturday, Crowds gather early for this premier event on Pensacola Beach. Parking is free but Saturday. Spectators are encouraged to bring beach chairs, umbrellas for shade. Plenty of water. Sunscreen. Beach restaurants and shops will be open and ready to serve you. Show Central is at Casino Beach but there are lots of locations to view the aerial maneuvers. Stargazing: Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m. in Fort Pickens at the Battery Worth Picnic Area Escambia Amateur Astronomers Associa tion (EAAA) for a fun night out under the stars. Get an up close view of some celestial objects and learn more about the night sky. Telescopes will be available for use. Fee to enter the park, but star gaze is free. Pearl Clarkin Concert at the Spaceship House on Pensacola Beach. Friday, July 13, 5 to 8 p.m. Pensacola Beachs Pearl Clarkin is a singer-songwriter who now resides in Nashville, Tenn. She will be in town, hosting a private concert at one of the most talked about and photographed homes on the beach. Ticket required. events/561150984261697/ Sidewalk Star Gaze: Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21, just south of the Gulfside Pavilion. Escambia Amateur Astronomers set up telescopes and binoculars so guests can see the moon, stars, planets and other celestial bodies. There is no charge, but is dependent on weather. Star Gaze begins at dark. Note these upcoming events: Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Saturday, August 11 at 11 at Landshark Landing. No charge to enter. Fun, games. Learn about the Sea Turtles who hatch on our shores. Meet a mermaid. Take the Sea Turtle Oath. Taste of the Beach, Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Casino Beach. A premier food festival featuring signature dishes from 20 Pensacola Beach restaurants. Chef competitions, cooking demos. Beer Tasting. Ticketed Chefs tasting. Live music. Souvenir Water Tumblers, t-shirts. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, October 4-7. Fans can meet the hitmakers. Hundreds of perfor mances, a variety of venues. Military Songwriters Events, cruise, kids songwriting. Trot For Thought, Thursday, November 22 at 8:30 cancer research. and register today! Pensacola Beach Chambers Lighted Boat Parade, Saturday, December 1. From Little Sabine Bay to Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. After sundown. Meet Santa. PensacolaBeachChamber.comSummer Events Sizzle Christian Wagley points out items in the scoop net at the Beach Eco Walk See Johnny Earthquake and The Moondogs at Bands on the Beach July 3. United States Navy Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue


PAGE 10 Island Times June 26, 2018 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Call for a FREE Valuation You may be surprised! Mike Doman REALTOR 850 910 2589 Q: What Are the Consequences Of Having InternetConnected Vehicles? A: Vehicles have been connected to the Internet for several years, providing emergency ser vices and driving directions, but more features are continuously being added. By the year 2020, most new vehicles will be fully connected to the Internet. One of the earliest and best known services, OnStar, was developed by General Motors. OnStar has handled over one billion customer calls over the years. The new features will not be designed to provide the driver with access to Facebook while driving. Instead, they will be collecting information which can be distributed to various businesses for analysis. For example, information about how the vehicle is performing could be sent directly to the automobile manufacturer in real time. That information could be very helpful to the automobile designers. Information about how the driver is performing could be sent to the driver's insurance company or to the driver's employer. Some people say that law enforcement could issue tickets based on what the vehicle reports about the driver's speed. With GPS services enabled, the driver could be prompted to respond to advertisements while traveling down the highway. If a vehicle is running low on gas, the driver could receive an advertisement from a nearby gas station. If the brake system needs repair, the driver could receive a message asking them to stop into a nearby repair shop. Sensors that detect a sleepy driver could cause the driver to receive a message from a near by hotel. There is a seemingly endless list of the ways vehicle data can be collected and sold for marketing purposes. Hacking of Internet-connected cars has been widely reported in the news. Hackers can gain access to the codes that will allow them to start and steal vehicles, or open the doors to steal items from the vehicle. Hackers can also remotely take control of the vehicle's systems while it is traveling down the highway, causing it to malfuncThe vehicle may also retain personal information about the owner, storing passwords and credit card information in its computer. The owner would have to insure that all such information is erased before the car is sold to someone else, to prevent identity theft. This article was provided by Joe Stukey, of the Stukey Group. Contact Joe at jstukey@mchsi. com, by phone at 850-206-3156, or look Joe up on Facebook. The Pensacola Little Theatre proudly presents The Snow White Variety Show, written by Brian D. Taylor. All the fun of just about every TV-show genre you can imagine is jam-packed into this wild and fast-paced comedy. The audience becomes the live studio audience on the talk show, Real Talk with Fairytale Legends, where the seven dwarves tell the story of Snow White. This variety show spoof of the fairytale classic literally has something for everyone! Acorn Productions are geared towards very young actors and an audience of all ages. Join the studio audience July 14-15 and 21-22. Tickets are available online at and through the Pensacola Little 850-432-2042 or by visiting the to 5 p.m.Audience Participates In Snow White Production After you have developed your familys hurricane readiness plan and prepared a disaster supply kit, you will want to create an action plan to execute if a storm tracks toward the Gulf, or worse yet, Pensacola Beach. Escambia County Emergency Management BeReadyEscambia.comFive Days Out Review your family disaster plan. Get your survival kit and important papers ready. If you or a family member is elderly, handicapped or has special care needs, be sure you know about special needs shelters Take photos of your property from all angles. It may not look the same after the storm passes. Begin work to prepare your home and yard. items on your structures/homes. Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and down spouts. If you live in an evacuation zone, know where you will go and how you will get there. Three Days OutIf a storm spins into the Gulf, fall within three days, residents should step up their preparations. Double check your disaster kit and make necessary purchases to Gather special supplies for infants, children, seniors and pets. Be sure you have all materials Storms A Brewin ~ What Will You Do?and tools necessary to shutter windows. If your plans are to evacuate, make arrangements, book reser vations and pack what you can in your vehicle. Hurricane WatchTypically, forecasters can identify areas which will see hur ricane conditions within 48 hours. Those in the Hurricane Watch areas should concentrate their and preparing for an evacuation order. Fill vehicle gas tank. Get cash. Secure papers and valuables. Fill containers and tubs with water, even if evacuating you may need the water when you return. Bring in outdoor objects such as lawn furniture, toys, garden tools. Shutter your windows. Prepare boats. Help neighbors with their preparations. If your plans are to evacuate out of the local area, secure your home so you can leave as soon as an evacuation order is issued. If you are registered for transpor tation to a public shelter, be sure you have everything you need for your go bag. More information is available in the Island Times 2018 Hurricane Guide in print or www.


Island Times PAGE 11 June 26, 2018 Pensacola Beachs Sharla Dawn Gorder is the author of My Vices Collide, A Celebration of Being a Little Messed Up. The book is available at Geronimos on Pensacola Beach and Pizazz in Gulf Breeze. 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.Southern Realty and RentalsOn my walk this morning, I saw a solitary Black Skimmer gliding just inches over the water. I simply The Black Skimmer has a ridiculous underbite, and its eyes are more catlike than birdlike. He has Pippi Longstocking legs and a yippy bark that sounds like I stepped on my dogs squeaky toy. I watched this funky bird till he was a dot over the pier, while all the other birds behind me, mostly meI wonder if the other birds make fun of him. Is that why hes alone? Is he the Rudolph or Edward Scissorhands of shore birds? Ha! the Gulf dragging the lower mandible through the water and snapping up supper as he soars. Can the other reindeerI mean birdiesdo that? I think not. may not ever fully comprehendRudolph with his shiny nose, Edward with his scissor ness. Ive been this way forever, yall. It sets me apart sometimesin lonely ways. But it has also been known to save my life. I was created this way. Maybe its my super power. Whats yours? Photo courtesy of Mary Inabit Luxury Beach Homes & Condos compete in this Catch, Photograph and Release contest since its May Ocean Hour is hosting a clean up Saturday, July 7 around the Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge from 9 to 10 a.m. Volunteers should meet in the parking lot of The Grand Marlin Restaurant, 400 Pensacola Beach Blvd at 8:45 a.m. ets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags. Volunteers should be dressed Give An Hour, Help The Beachappropriate for the weather, have sunscreen, bug spray and water. tion or if you live in the area, said Sharon Gincauskas, Ocean Hour friend. For more information, log on to or email:


Island Times June 26, 2018 PAGE 12 Seeing Stars................... this weeks horoscopes S unrise and S unset with Safari-Su by Susan Haselton-Barr LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Barr 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Call today to order850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home McClure Drive Gulf Breeze Great Rates Safe, Clean & Secure 24/7 Digital Surveillance Professional Management Boat Parking Drive Up Access Moving & Packing Supplies Climate Controlled Self Storage 850-879-2112 850-932-2323new name, same great service ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Count to 10 if you must, but don't lose your temper, despite that person's (you know who!) efforts to goad you into reacting. Your restraint will pay off in a big way. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week finds you in a sociable mood, ready and eager to enjoy the company of family and friends. It's also a good time to seek out and renew old friendships. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Patience is called for as you await a decision about that project you're eager to launch. Meanwhile, try to set aside more time to share with that special person in your life. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Avoid becoming involved in a workplace dispute early in the week by insisting both sides submit their stands to a neutral arbitrator. Things begin to cool off by Thursday. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It promises to be a busy but productive week for the Big Cat. The pace slows by Friday, allowing you to catch up on matters you put aside but that now need your attention. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A suddenly disruptive family situation is best handled with a cool, calm and collected response. Wait until things settle to let off all that pent-up emotional steam. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your practical side dominates the week as you reassess your finances to make some sensible adjustments in what you plan to spend and what you expect to save. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) An unexpected meeting with a former colleague opens some interesting possibilities. But you need to press for full disclosure before making a decision. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A recent flurry of activity eases by midweek, giving you time to readjust your disrupted schedule and make new plans for a weekend getaway. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You're usually the one who gives advice. But now it's time to open yourself up to counsel from friends who have your best interests at heart. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You might find resistance to your call for a full inquiry into a workplace problem. But by week's end even the most rigid naysayers begin to come around. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A recurring problem surfaces once again. Maybe it's time you used your creative talents to help you find a new approach to resolving it once and for all. Paws are my alarm clock. ( Those of you with pets know what I mean.) Have you noticed that pets resemble their owners? Mr. English Bull Dog looked like he was walking right out of Chips Gym. His strong muscular legs, bulked out neck and chest muscles rippled with his defined stride. I envisioned him benching 100 pounds with one paw. Think about a small pocket sized Chihuahua on the doggie version of an iPhone. Typical teenager, in perpetual motion, talking nonstop and always with a disturbing attitude for the rest of us who took space on the planet. The City of Me, surrounded by the County of Me, surrounded by the State of Me and lastestly the entire Earth revolves around ME! Then theres the loyal steadfast Labrador. I am cool man, just hanging around, chewing on my bone, aka, drinking a beer and watching the world go by. I dont move too quickly because then they may ask me to do more work in one day. BEAUTY TIPS: 1. Repurpose a Plastic Spoon Use a plastic spoon to easily apply mascara on your bottom lashes without getting any on the skin under your eyes. It also helps you to accomplish a much thicker coat. 2. Scotch Tape Eye Stencil This unconventional beauty aid will help guide you when applying eye liner and shadows, especially if youre going for a more daring look such as the cat eye. It will also help you achieve an even and balanced look for both eyes. 3. Fix Clumpy Mascara Lets face it, this happens to every tube of mascara over time. The problem is it dries out and then starts to form unattractive lumps. To help prevent this, dont pump your mascara trying to get more on your wand; youre basically pumping air into the tube causing it to dry out even faster. Although mascara should be replaced every 3 to 4 months, I used to replace mine much sooner just because it dries out so fast and creates undesirable results. But, theres an easy fix for that! Add a drop or two of Visine (or any brand of eye drops) into the tube, and then rub the wand around inside. The Visine softens the mascara liquid, making it apply as if it were a brand new tube! What dog breed reflects your character best and enhances your strong suit or compliments you completely? Try throwing kindness around like confetti. You never know where it will land.


Island Times PAGE 13June 12, 2018 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 Balloons are by definition and fun, but for marine life there is a very dark side to balloons as the coast or hundreds of miles Throughout the years balloon releases have been used for a Disneyland had a balloon release ous vehicle accidents and even hindered a Coast Guard rescue, cally died after eating the string of to a mass lobbying against the Guinness Book of World Records has long since closed the books for balloon releases, that balloons are a disaster for balloons marked for birthdays, graduations, anniversaries, and sequences that result in the death Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of June 17, 2018:Perdido Key, Gulf Islands 2 Pensacola Beach 9 Ft. Pickens, Gulf Islands 8 Santa Rosa, Gulf Islands 4 Total nests 23 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension The Crown Conch A Slow Predator of the Estuary and I have been surveying local horseshoe crabs, and monitoring been very visible during these surveys is the relatively large The shell is familiar to most cruising along the sediments near grassbeds, salt marshes and These snails breed from higher tolerance for changes in salinity and can tolerate salinity These are guys are snail mon targets include the bivalves such as oysters and clams, but dead organisms they encounter from most but other snails, such These conchs tend to stay is no economic market for them but they are monitored due to the It is an interesting animal, this summer and discover some Sea Turtle Baby Shower Sat Aug 11 11 AM to 2 PM Landshark Landing 165 Ft. Pickens Rd


PAGE 14 Island Times June 26, 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 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 Amazing views of the Santa Rosa Sound from this 3 BR/ 3.5 BA, townhouse in Pensacola Beachs Bahia Paz complex. This unit overlooks the propertys common area with its sparkling pool and tropical landscaping. $349,000. Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Realty. jsjrealtor@ or 850-377-3145 JUNE 2018 26: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 26: Pensacola Beach Chamber Business After Hours, Captn Fun, 5:30 p.m Guest Passes for Non-Members at 850-932-1500. 27: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de 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. 1: Sunset Yoga, behind Hilton on Beach, 6 p.m. Nominal charge. Each Sunday. 3: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 4: Fourth of July Fireworks, Soundside, 8:30 p.m. 8: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 10: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. The Reunion Band 11: Blue Angels Circle and Arrival Maneuvers, 8 a.m. 11: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 12: Blue Angels Practice Show, 2 p.m. 13: Pensacola Beach Air Show Dress Rehearsal. Civilian Aircraft, noon. Blue Angels, 2 p.m. 13: Pearl Clarkin Concert, Spaceship. 5-8 p.m. https://www.facebook. com/events/561150984261697/ 14: Pensacola Beach Air Show. Vendors, kiosks 8 a.m. Show at noon. 15: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 15: Beach Ecology Walk, 8 a.m. Meet at Walkover 27B. Free. One hour. Questions? Call 850-687-9968 or email 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. 15: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 17: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 20: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion, Dusk. Weather permitting. Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association. No charge, open to everyone. 21: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion, Dusk. Weather permitting. Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association. No charge, open to everyone. 22: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 23: Vacation Bible School at The Beach Church. 9 a.m. til noon. All week. Free. for more. 24: 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 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. Consider adopting a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Located at 200 W. 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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 26, 2018usinessuzzB B NEW CANDIDATESRegistered voters on Pensacola Beach have a handful of County Commission candidates from which to choose. Former Major League Baseball player Greg Litton threw his hat in the ring June 13. He joins Kendrick Doidge, Terry Strickland, Boyce White and Robert Bender all Republicans. Also of note, Dr. run for the single elected seat at the Santa Rosa Island Authority. The position has no term limits. Campanella has served since 2002. The ECUA race for District 4 shows Charles Bare challenging the current ECUA board member Dale Perkins. POSTS CHANGESThe American Legion Post on Pensacola Beach has decided to cease operations. Their fundraising for charity and Americanism programs for youth will not die. The events and programs will be carried forward by the Gulf Breezes American Legion Post Beach legionnaire. The Putt Putt Outing, Veterans Day Parade support and school programs are among the Beach Posts most well-known events. TUNING UPJim and Reneda Pasquale were on the beach for a week prepping for the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. This years tenth annual event will include cruises, songwriting for kids and, of course, hundreds of performances by songwriters. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board completed their second Budget Workshop June 13. Board Member Tammy Bohannon requested that the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival funding remain at $25,000 rather than the proposed $8,000. Bohannon discussed the qualities of the festival and the clientele that it attracts. Board Member Janice Gilley supported the request adding that the festival brings entertainers and fans from as far away as Nashville and Las Vegas. The Board voted to fund the festival advertising at the full amount. The Songwriters Festival is set for October 4-7. CLEAN BEACHRemind your renters, visitors, friends and others to remove personal belongings from the beach at the end of each day. Items such as umbrellas, tents, beach toys and chairs left unattended on Pensacola Beach overnight will be removed and disposed of by cleaning crews. Through the Leave No Trace ordinance adopted in August 2015 by the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners, it is illegal to leave personal property on any portion of the sandy gulf beach daily from sunset until sunrise.OUR LADY ROCKSOur Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church was named the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Business of the Month for June. The Church regularly partners with the Chamber to host monthly breakfast meetings. Currently, an Education Building is under construction on the campus at Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. It features classrooms as well as meeting areas. FISHING AND GIVINGGulf Breeze Sertoma Club awarded the following top prizes at their Family Fishing Rodeo, June 9-10: Master Angler Brandin Sidner; Lady Angler Morgan Thomas; Junior Girl Angler Belle Price-Williams; Junior Boy Angler Falcon Sidner; and In-Shore Grand Slam Emalyn Maxwell. The Club donates 100 percent of their net proceeds to charitable and community outreach organizations like Speech & Hearing Aid Banks, Take Stock in Children, Santa Rosa Kids House, Good Samaritan Free Clinic, Pyramid, Fishing For AHERO. In addition to entry were held. The winner of the Big Green Egg was Diane Mendoza and the winner of the Yeti cooler was Thor Thorsen. Escambia County Marine Resources Chief Robert Turpin gave a quick wave before joining SRIA Director Paolo Ghio and Water Safety Chief Dave Greenwood in the underwater clean up June 19. The trio used SCUBA gear A special thanks to Elizabeth Hewson for her underwater photography skills.


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Island Times PAGE 17 June 26, 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 26, 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 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Early Registration Ends Soon Registration for the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon has been steady and brisk. Right now the triathletes are taking advantage of the lowest registration fee (which ends at midnight on June 30) for the 2018 race. A great the Southeast and the nation is ary event. ing the race this year and have arranged for event cancellation are covered and will be refunded weather forces local authorities to cancel the race. Go to www. for tion link. Jumping In The River This weekend I was at the first race in the Jacksonville lar series and one of many that DRC is involved in throughout because we are all always looking for new events. This one could athletes in our area. dina Beach for several years and the Atlantic Ocean was the venue (and the Amelia Island area) is one of my favorite sites in our Island. There are excellent golf courses there as well as many transitioned the race to downtown Jacksonville with the swim in big move and bold decision. In my mind there were numerous issues that would need to be overcome. The event features for almost everyone. That seems days as race directors cast their nets a little wider to attract more 310 miles from its headwaters to the Atlanta Ocean. It borders when coming into Jacksonville and moves very quickly under the dark (due to silt being carried good where the swim is held. The for much of its length from south Transition was located at The Jacksonville Landing which tively deserted early on Saturday morning. The swim would start was more than twice as long as general direction of the Atlantic times were going to be fast. trial start of one athlete at a time. and they too were swimming very quickly down the river. There was exit. Soon the bikes were moving and the course was very hilly. and downs of the road. with much of it hugging the river. You almost always have good and the water moving swiftly on echoing through The Landing during the race and that certainly ish Line. The athletes seemed to sure many of them will race this triathlon series again and again. More information is at www. Storm clouds rolled across the Sound as Pensacola Beachs Jean and Tom Luke celebrated their eleventh wedding anniversary with friends at Paradise Bar and Grill, June 10. The unfavorable weather never slows down this couple. They met while evacuating from a category 3 hurricane, so a little Sunday afternoon rain storm cant dampen their spirits. Upcoming: Bushwacker 5K a.m. The start is on Shoreline the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. July 28. Santa Rosa Island Triathlon a.m. 600 yard swim in the Gulf of Mexico. New 18 mile bike course (formerly included the area of the Gulf Islands National Seashore) has been changed to eliminate that section of the road. course through the core area of cent residential section. This is the 23rd annual edition of this legendary race.


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Ian McMullen, 12, won Angler Grouper category at the Gulf Breeze Sertoma Clubs Family Fishing Rodeo, June 9. His Gag Grouper weighed 8.2 pounds.


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