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Volume XIV, Number 9 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 21, 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 Bathtub Racers Battle With A Paddle Bathtub racers will raft up on the soundfront starting line Sunday, September 2 at 2 p.m. Teams armed with paddles and courage will guide unwieldy Vice-President Tasha Tidwell splashed her way around the Bath Tub race course, last year with her deckhands Kinley Tidwell, left, and Susie Haag. The proceeds from the Bathtub Races are donated to Pensacola Beach Elementary School. Labor Day Weekend on Pensacola Beach is awash with events on the water and on the sand. Turn to page 2 for more.


PAGE 2 Island Times August 21, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarSRIA: Wednesday, August 22, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Meeting. BCC: Thursday, Sept. 6, 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: BCC: Thursday, Sept 13. Committee of the Whole. 9 a.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/disoriented turtle: 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC or 850-916-5636 (NPS Wildlife Response) Music. Sun. Fun. Bamboo Willies Stage Saturday, Sept. 1 Noon Parker Houston 5 p.m. The John Hart Project 10 p.m. Dusty Sanderson Sunday, Sept. 2 8 a.m. Nick Andrews Noon Nobius 5 p.m. Tyler Livingston and The Absolutes 10 p.m. Local Broadcast Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheater Stage Saturday, Sept. 1 2 p.m. Robbie Paynter 7 p.m. Scenic Heights Sunday, Sept. 2 2 p.m. Robbie Paynter 7 p.m. Sandy RootsRace. Relax. Repeat. Skies Sizzle Music Fest Tunes Up For Labor Day Weekend, ECUA Water Line Project Postponed No Impact To Pensacola Beach Customers Anticipated Island Times is Local Organizations Get Grant Packets Island Times


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 August 21, 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 BeachSeptember 8, 1993 The Islander Newspaper Island Times The human race is on a crash course of extinction. But there is hope. For centuries, a highly advanced alien society secretly watches us. They cannot interfere with human evolution, and must wait for The Chosen One to discover The Mertean Papers, hidden on earth since the 14th century. And its during this time that Alays and her family receive the Mertean symbol and Papers with no understanding of what they represent. For six centuries everything stays under the radar until New Orleans artist, Ronnie Weaver paints the futuristic Mertean symbol unknowingly into all of her artwork. All factions both good and bad wake up. What common thread ties these two women to the Chosen One? For its only The Chosen One half human, half Mertean who can understand and implement the alien technology that will save our world, and ourselves. And everybodys waiting!Local Author Pens Science Fiction NovelGateway To Humanity The Mertean PapersAbout the author: Gateway To Humanity The Mertean Papers is available on Amazon for Kindle and in paperback, published by Short on Time Books.


PAGE 4 Island Times August 21, 2018 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 MusicTuesday Aug 21, 6 Keith Stone Wednesday Aug 22, 6 The Nace Brothers Thursday Aug 23, 6 The Nace Brothers Friday Aug 24, 6 Guitar Shorty Saturday Aug 25, 6 Paxton Norris Band Sunday Aug 26, 3 Skyla Burrell Tuesday Aug 28, 6 Skyla Burrell Thursday Aug 30, 6 Ben Prestage Friday Aug 31, 6 Ben Prestage Saturday Sep 1, 6 Live Music Sunday Sep 2, 3 Louisianas LeRoux Monday Sep 3, 6 Louisianas LeRoux Food & Fun Chef Johns Daily Lunch & Dinner Specials ~ Full Service & Tiki Bar ~ 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 Upcoming on the Paradise stage Fri, Sept. 14, 6 PM Jeff Jensen Wear Your Black & Gold Geaux Saints! Watch the game with us. Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 PM VS. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7 PM VS. LOS ANGELES RAMS Sunday, Sept. 9 at Noon VS. TAMPA BAY BUCS One glance at the big sand point sticking out into Santa Rosa Sound gave it away. All the salty dogs on the beach knew the aerial S.D. to send the correct answer was Betsy Walker who works at Pensacola Beach Marina and just downstairs from Innerlight Surf Shop. Anne Geisel whispered her beach resident Steve Headley sent is within sight of his beach house. Bruce Clark has been around was quick to answer. Not quick enough for the shirt that he needs Jersey Girl Gwen Foster is and Wild Walt migrate to the beach each summer. Even after whining about sweat dripping Jersey Girl sent in the correct answer. rect answer with a bonus photo. He has the original photo with marks added for eight towers. will be joined by two additional towers.) His neighbor Rhonda Henry recognized and rang in with a A regal gal who always goes Melanie Waite snuck in. Melanie surmised the photo was Villa are rightfully wrong. Melanie even claim a royal title. Give her a visitors pass and she will be gone before sundown. heeled history buff set aside her thoughts of the American Revolution to quiz the TM about the Restaurant Evolution on Pensacola Beach. Amid a banter Sidelines Restaurant and Sports Bar was opened? Do you know? Can you score or will you punt? Go for the end zone and send your answer to rect answer will get an Island Times darts or the sport of your choice. Deadline to answer is August 28. Good luck. to correctly identify this marked area as the current location of Davis Winston Drees passed He was born at Baptist Hospital in CDR Morris C. and Mary Drees. Davis was a very happy go lucky person to all who knew him. He loved to make you laugh with Germany where he learned to three. He was a movie guru and could quote just about any line which was a lot. Davis loved life and had a great passion and his dogs. He was an excellent cook and worked for many local restaurants He had a heart of gold. He will be missed by all that knew him. He is proceeded in Drees. Davis is survived by relatives. Services were held nity Churchs Randle Hall. If his name to the Pensacola Beach Community Church. Davis Winston DreesOctober 7, 1966 July 31,2018 HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAKEN all kinds of landmarks this month. August 13 and her birthday was ing Mondays? NEW BEACH CITIZEN a new baby sister to teach the was born July 18 and is settling in nicely to beach life with Mom Maria and Dad Ryan. Welcome to SADIE MEETS STELLA ity Director of Administration Robbie Schrock wrapped up her work with the Beachs Air Show just in time for the biggest event Reece Shrock was born July 25. She joins big sister Stella and Dad Adam who all live in Gulf Breeze. BEACH WAR EAGLEDr. Richard Jacobs proudly longs to his daughter Abby. He and his wife Kim along with Anna and Amelia are cheering War Breeze High grad and former Beach School student. CHI TOWN WEEKENDKaren Cook and Diane Tyson are jetsetters. They found a good to Chicago for a girls weekend. You can take the beach girls in Chicago. TEN GRANDSBeach Business owner Sandy Petrovits traveled to Greece for the birth of her tenth grandchild grand was born on the ninth day of his birth month and the eighth was born on the eighth day of his birth month. Makes it easy for Eliana and their new baby girl are Gyros and congratulate Sandy. TIED THE KNOTCongratulations to Craig Barrow and Sam Schneider. The long time beach couple tied the knot in July. Best wishes!


PAGE 5 Island Times August 21, 2018 Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Pensacola Beach To Go! September 15 is the new deadline for Pensacola Beach residents to remove hardscape and landscape from the rightof-way. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board extended the deadline at their August 8 meeting, allowing residents additional time to remove pilings, timbers, sand piles, boulders and other immovable objects. The letter sent to leaseholders islandwide gave an initial deadline of August 8, but Board members agreed that an extension was warranted due to some misinformation and confusion. SRIA Vice Chairman Karen Sindel told the attendees that the Boards priority is public safety, to the road and shoulders should they need it. SRIA Executive Director Paolo Ghio reminded solely to clear the right-of-way of immovable objects. After that is accomplished, then a review of whether shoulders can be hardened, where and at what cost can be brought forward. In order to assist the leaseholders, Ghio hosted a two hour meeting August 6. It was an open forum for leaseholders to address concerns and ask questions. At that meeting, Ghio encouraged anyone who had questions or needed additional time to comply to contact his office by email, phone, in person or by mail. I came away with a positive feeling that those in attendance agreed that objects in the rightof-way needed to be removed for public safety reasons, said Ghio about the Monday night forum. Their objections revolve around parking issues. Residents who attended the forum were also at the SRIA August 8. Beach Leaseholder Michael Craighead voiced concerns about the SRIAs inability to make it fair for everyone, and felt nate with all on-street parking. Karin Zimmerman chastised the board for allowing residents to invest in landscaping only to turn around and tell them to remove it. She felt it would end badly in court for the SRIA. Attorney Mike Stebbins, who represents the Board, noted that neither the SRIA nor County had waived any rights to the right-of-way. Thus, the request to clear it stands. Lloyd Mattair, who has engaged his Panferio Drive neighbors in this topic, agreed that public safety on Ariola Drive needed to be addressed. He added that it is not a problem on other streets, but parking laws should be enforced. He asked the Board to create a plan which should involve engineers and other professionals. Ghio is meeting with Escambia Countys Road Department to request that they clear the sand that has encroached on the street, as well as to discuss the mounded up sand in the right-of-way. Additionally, Ghio has requested Escambia County prepare a GIS map showing each leaseholders property line. This document, when complete, will be made available online and at the SRIA are uncertain where the right-ofway starts. Ghio noted that ordinances do not restrict the width of concrete driveways, which are allowed to cross into the right-ofway. Residents must have access to their homes. Additionally, mature trees growing in the right-of-way will be addressed on a case by case basis. Board Member and Island Resident Tammy Bohannon has long voiced concerns about the deteriorating condition of Ariola Drive. She is also a proponent of requiring a home to have adequate parking based on the number of bedrooms or occupancy. Sindel thanked the leaseholders for their attendance. She clear instructions which can be easily accessed by everyone online or in person regarding clearing objects from the rightof-way. In other business: Christian Wagley of the Gulf Restoration Network updated the Board on a proposed Constitutional Amendment to ban that the Board review the amendment and consider taking a position in favor of the amendment. Deadline To Remove Items From Right Of Way Extended Pensacola Beach Boardapproval to combine two retail spaces into one larger unit. The SRIA Committees meet Wednesday, August 22 at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online


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 TacosAugust 21, 2018 We were in Nashville, again. This time Bill and I were celebrating our Thirtieth Anniversary and my sister Gail's August 13 Birthday. We left home on Sunday headed to Albany, Georgia where we stayed over night with Gail and her husband Rod, so we could begin our next adventure together. We arrived in Nashville Monday around 5 or 6 p.m. and checked into the infamous Drake Inn. It's billed as not only one of the oldest motels in Nashville, but also "Where the Stars Stayed." In fact, the room where Gail and Rod were staying was the room where Elvis Presley stayed. Oh yeah, I was bummed for half a second and to Nashville and her birthday, so I wanted her to have it. I'm sure Elvis was pretty young when he stayed here (as were the other stars). After living in a very small house while growing up, it probably felt like a mansion to him. On Nov. 11, 2009 local Artist Diana Fenritz painted quite an impressive mural on the walls of the room depicting Elvis in various scenes and perfectly capturing the look of the King at his best. Okay, I was beginning to get another wee bit of envy because my sister was sleeping with Elvis and I wasnt. I think Bill and I must have had the "Patsy Cline" room even though there were no pictures or artistic paintings suggesting that. But hey, a girl can dream can't she? The motel promotes images of its clientele and I could imagine such greats playing, swimming and otherwise lounging around the pool, cocktails in hand. (If only the walls could signed photos of such superstars as Hank Williams, Sr., Minnie Pearl, Waylon Jennings, Reba McIntyre, Alan Jackson and Charlie Daniels to name a few. There was a life-size cardboard "Dolly Parton" along with a guitar donated and signed by Dar ryl Worley enclosed in a glass case. Of course, it doesn't look exactly as it did in the 1950s, but it has, at least, not been destroyed but maintained nicely. It was perfect for us and I loved the feel of being in the history of the music genre. (I, however, cannot carry a note in a bucket.) Drake Inn is now on the edge of the City Center which was perfect for us. (As an Islander, I'm happier on the fringe until I want to be in the City Center.) There is plenty of public transportation to anywhere you want. We had reservations at the Famous Blue Bird, where famous musicians love to come and jam when in town. You never know who will show up. We had so many things to do, places to go and meals to Nashville. Then it was back to Georgia, where Bill and I stayed several days with my sister Brenda before returning to our own piece of Paradise. I can hardly wait for the Taste of the Beach this year and I'll be bringing plenty of my own take-home containers, September 15. There's no way I could have something from each our delicious eateries otherwise. I buy the signature dish from my favorites and try a few new ones, too. Always way too much good food at this festival, so I take some home. It sure makes a nice smorgasbord for our dinner. We have so many events happening on our little island, Im glad I got to recharge my batteries while in Nashville. I'm looking at the calendar for the next couple of months, but it's making me tired so I'm gonna stop. Thank God for Paulette Provost (our hostess at her Per fect Patio) and Elaine Mitchell (our Chef who caters mouthwatering meals from appetizers to dessert) for Mental Health Night. I cannot imagine sur viving without the wonderful support of this sometimes per sonalized, but always fun group therapy. Time may heal, but so does laughter. And we can crack ourselves and each other up with such simplicity you wouldn't believe it. We do have just a few never to be mentioned: politics, religion and money. Guests to Mental Health Night are added to a Waiting List and yes, we do have one. Isn't that crazy? To have so many friends, you just can't accommodate them all......what a wonderful, blessed dilemma. Bill and I delayed our Nashville trip so we would be available to help and hopefully comfort our dear friends the Drees Family in their recent loss. The Celebration of Life for Davis Drees took place on Aug. 12 and we needed to be there. My Baby Jayne was jonesing for some Lemon Bars; she musta mentioned them a thousand times. So, just for her I actually cooked this week's recipe. Unfortunately, they didn't make it to the reception because I couldn't get them out of the dang pan. Luckily Chrissy Cook also cooked Lemon Bars. She said she had the same problem but bravely plowed through and delivered. She claimed they weren't pretty, but I thought they looked great and I know they were good. Chrissy is a wonderful cook, among the many other hats she wears. But right now, it's time to cook....... Lemon Bars 1 Cup All Purpose Flour 1/2 Cup Butter, softened 1/4 Cup Confectioners Sugar Filling: 2 Eggs 1 Cup Sugar 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tsp. grated lemon peel and confectioners sugar. Mix thoroughly until you can form a ball. Pat into an ***ungreased 8" baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. ***TIP: ungreased is where we had a problem. I suggest that you at least spray the baking pan with Pam for easier removal. ing bowl, beat eggs. Add sugar, juice and peel; beat until frothy. Pour over the crust and bake 25 more minutes in a 350 degree oven or until light golden brown. 3. Cool on wire rack. 4. Dust with confectioners sugar before cutting into bars. Makes 9 bars, but easy to double. Enjoy, share and always be kind. See ya in the kitchen..... Real Women Radio and Levar Entertainment present, Soul Beach Sunday "Unity in Music" Mini Festival, Sunday, 2 to 9 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach. This is a free, family-friendly concert and will feature a variety of music genres from Frank Sinatra to Usher. Pensacola Redd Diamondz, Big V, Pensacola Police Ofare among the presenters and performers. The showcase will have music tributes, skits, dance, freestyle DJ sessions, highlights of instruments, live vocalists, a light and video show and other entertainment. Organizers commented, We believe music is a univer sal language and this will be an event for the books. Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, glow devices, and a big smile! For updates, https:// events/392691397922494/Real Women Radio Hosts Soul Beach Mini Music Fest


Island Times PAGE 7 August 21, 2018 School starts Monday, August 13. Drivers should use caution. School Zone speed limit is 20 miles per hour. 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 WATERVIEW LOT One of the premier water view lots on Pensacola Beach. Easement to the west that runs to the Gulf of Mexico. MLS #540831 1009 Ariola Drive $569,000 A letter of appreciation spearheaded by resident Elizabeth Hewson was presented to the Escambia County Public Works Department on Pensacola Beach during the August 8 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting to recognize the County's department performance during and after the Red, White and Blues Week. On both Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15, Pensacola Red, White and Blues celebrants. The official traffic count from Escambia County showed that 39,491 vehicles passed through the toll booth...Unfortunately, this record breaking crowd left more than their footprints behind on the white sands of Pensacola Beach and parking lots, thus becoming your responsibility to clean up after them. It was brought to my attention that the entire station worked trash patrol, day and night during this event, and within 90 minutes of the last aerobatic maneuver, you were clearing the trash from the Casino Beach parknoted by residents like myself, the Pensacola Beach Advocates and the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Everyone was stunned and totally appreciative that by 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 16, you had returned Pensacola Beach to its natural and pristine beauty. Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Paolo Ghio read the letter into the Residents And Businesses Hail Public Works Efforts During Air Show Weekend At the Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting August 8 are (L to R): Escambia County Public Works on Pensacola Beach Department 's Charlie Morgan, Don Vinyard and (far right) Adel Tomasek who accepted the letter of appreciation from Beach resident Elizabeth Hewson and SRIA Executive Director Paolo Ghio (center).public record. The SRIA Board wholeheartedly agreed with the accolades.


PAGE 8 Island Times August 21, 2018 PBA FOUR IN FOURTH Pensacola Beach Elementary School opened its doors August 13 and they have a full house. Fourth grade teacher Erin Olson is welcoming returning Beach Schoolers along with four new students: Emily Tillar, Isaac Adkinson, Landon Suarez, Charlie SAFE AND SOUND New safety protocols are being instituted at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. All visitors all classroom doors are locked. MAGGIES GOAL Pensacola Beach teenager Maggie Braun is dual enrolled at Gulf Breeze High School and Pensacola State College. She spent her summer working at Jacobs Chiropractic. Shes set her sights on attending the University of South Alabama in fall 2019 and hopes to pursue a biology or biomedical degree in college. BECKY RETIRES When beach kids arrived at Gulf Breeze Middle School one they encountered was always Becky Grace. Becky retired on August 10 after 28 years of working at the middle school. NO SCHOOL There will be no classes on Monday, September 3, Labor Day. Wednesday, September 12 is an early release day. Photo courtesy of Christine Brewster Photography


PAGE 9 Island Times August 21, 2018 See Beach Properties The PBA has been busy over the last few weeks! Sea Turtle Baby Shower The Sea Turtle Baby Shower had the biggest turnout since its inception with over 900 attending. The weather was perfect for the games and activities our wonCounty Referendum Our Government Affairs committee has been working feverishly to counter the misinformation being spread about fee simple ownership leading to loss of public access on Pensacola Beach, with little success. It seems that if you appear at every County Commission meeting and scream and shout about wanting a vote on the future of Pensacola Beach, eventually the Commissioners will give in, and that is what has happened. As I write this column, the Commissioners will be voting on going on the November ballot. The following is referendum language developed as a compromise with the pro-referendum "Save Pensacola Beach" group. On June 21, 2018, the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners adopted a policy to prohibit any privatization through sale or lease of currently un-leased properties, especially conservation and preservation properties on Santa Rosa Island. deed giving Santa Rosa Island to the citizens of Escambia County. Do you support these Escambia County policies? YES or NO. PBA is in full support of the first sentence, but opposes the because these activists have made no secret of their plan to use this vote to prevent future commissioners from ever endorsing fee simple title again. Right of Way Issues The other issue that we're following is the notice sent out by the SRIA regarding clearing obstacles out of the Right of Way (ROW). There still seems to be a lot of misinformation going around about who this applies to. requirement applies Island-wide, with the exception of private roads, and extended the compliance deadline to September 15. They also said that trees need not be removed until a later date. We are researching what happens if one chooses to ignore the notice and leaves obstacles in the ROW, and code enforcement is called. For more about PBA, go online to PBAUPDATESBy Terry Preston, PBA Board Chairman Sea Turtle Baby Shower hosts and sponsors Margaritaville Beach Hotel General Manager Joe McCay, left, and Holiday Inn Express General Manager Beverly McCay, right, donated the proceeds from the paid parking and water booth sales to the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. Accepting the $1,702 donation is Conservation Center Executive Director Cathy Holmes, center. The August 10 event attracted 900 attendees. Mia the Mermaid told her fateful tale about her sea turtle friend at the Sea Turtle Baby Shower, August 11 at Landshark Landing. Mia was played by Christen Barden of Pensacola Beach.


PAGE 10 Island Times August 21, 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. 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 ItemsI wanted to make a citizens arrest the other day. Is that really a thingI mean outside of medieval England? Could I march myself right down to the beach, just at the edge of the wooden walkover, and shout, Freeze! You are under arrest! Drop that sea oat and show me your hands! See, this guy, probably not any older than 20, broke the law, right there in broad daylight, while I watched from my deck. The smoking gunor in this case, the broken sea oatwas still in his right hand, a Miller Lite in his left. (Another broken law!no, two more; the beer was in a glass bottle!) I wanted to throw the book at this guy, but alas, he dropped the evidence before I could get to him. He had no use for the sea oat; he had absentmindedly grabbed it as he ambled down the walkover. He still had use for his beer, however, but I didnt care so much about that. I do, however, care about Chapter 161, Section 242 of the Florida Statutes that prohibits the cutting, collecting, breaking or otherwise destroying of sea oat plantsand not just because I think theyre pretty. Theyre also helpful in keeping my house from washing away in the next storm. Their extensive root systems hold the dunes together and those dunes in turn the sea and me. They also provide essential habitat to nesting shorebirds and sea turtles. I remember, as a child, thinking sand dunes were mountains. Ha! That could have been because I was small and had never been north of Montgomery. But those dunes, specifically the ones lining the beach road to Navarre, seemed so majestic to me with their amber crowns of lush sea oats. The Island, in the 1960s, had had no total wash-out storms for decades. At that time, the last Cat 3 hurricane to hit us directly was way back in 1926 before we even started naming the things. The dunes had had a chance to them grow into those glistening white mountains of my childhood. But then came Eloise and Frederick and Elena and Erin and Opal and Ivan and Dennis anddid I miss anyone? Whos up next? It is such a helpless feeling watching those monsters spin on the green screen on channel 28especially if you happen to live, as we do, on a barrier island in their path. But this Island is a miracle. Fourteen years ago, tureless plateau by Ivan and his punk cousin Dennis. But look at it now. Look at it now! Enjoy this wondrous sandbar that is Pensacola Beach. But leave the sea oats alone. Im watching. Ocean Hours Jen Deubler, left, and Boy Scout Bryce Boudreau at the installation of the beach sand toy borrow bin at Holiday Inn Express, August 2. Bins are also located at Casino Beach and Quietwater Beach for toys to be recycled, re-used and returned. Dave Glassman, Lt. Col. USMC retired, and his team of volunteers will host the AHERO Hook-Up events from August 23-26 on Pensacola Beach. AHERO connects Veterans with patriotic members of local communities by organizing outdoor events and social activities. is hosted at The Grand Marlin on Thursday, followed by an early morning launch from the Qui-AHERO Hosts Vets For Beach Weekendetwater and Grand Marlin piers guests will have a catered dinYacht Club Friday night. Saturday events include an AHERO luncheon, beach time and dinner at the Beach Elks Lodge. AHERO guests will attend Sunday services followed by brunch at Flounders. For more information contact


Island Times PAGE 11 August 21, 2018 Beach Festival Season Starts In September September 1-2Bamboo Willies Music Festival, includes 5K Run, Bath Tub Races, Fireworks. See story, page 2.September 8Vettes on the Beach Corvette Show, Casino Beach, 10-2. MiracleStripCorvette.comSeptember 1415 Star Gaze, Fri and Sat, at dusk at the Gulfside Pavilion. Telescopes, Escambia Amateur Astronomers volunteers. No charge. Weather permitting. Taste of the Beach, Casino Beach, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 20 beach restaurants, pro and team cooking challenges, chefs demo and sampling, beer tasting, Pop Fiction in concert. www. TasteofPensacolaBeach.comSeptember 21-23Breezers Music Festival, Sandshaker. Variety of free concerts. Local favorites. groups/1117321731656543/ Kayak Fishing Tournament Saturday, Weigh In at Pier Parking lot. 3-6 p.m. AHERO Boardwalk Music and Art Fest, Sept. 22, 3 to 10 p.m. Bamboo Willies and Pensacola Beach BoardwalkSeptember 28-30Fall Brawl on the Beach Casino Beach. Fri-Sun. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Celebration 4444 Education Poker Tournament, Sept. 29, 3 p.m. at Paradise. Donation is $20. Elementarys Music Department.


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TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise announcement from a colleague could put you on the defensive. Gather your facts and respond. You'll soon find the situation shifting in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Time spent away from a project pays off with a new awareness of options you hadn't considered before. Weigh them carefully before deciding which to choose. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Consider confronting that personal conflict while there's still time to work things out. A delay can cause more problems. A longtime colleague might offer to mediate. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Some emerging matters could impede the Lion's progress in completing an important project. Best advice: Deal with them now, before they can create costly delays. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your aspect continues to favor an expanding vista. This could be a good time to make a career move, and taking an outof-town job could be a good way to do it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Disruptive family disputes need to be settled so that everyone can move on. Avoid assuming this burden alone, though. Ask for -no, demand -help with this problem. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Patience is called for as you await word on an important workplace situation. A personal circumstance, however, could benefit by your taking immediate action. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Don't lose confidence in yourself. Those doubters are likely to back off if you demand they show solid proof why they think your ideas won't work. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A temporary setback might cause the usually sure-footed Goat some unsettling moments. But keep going. The path ahead gets easier as you move forward. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) There's welcome news from the workplace. There also could be good news involving a relationship that has long held a special meaning for you. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might still need to cut some lingering ties to a situation that no longer has the appeal it once held. In the meantime, you can start to explore other opportunities. BORN THIS WEEK: Your sense of what's right can inspire others if you remember not to push too hard to make your case. Moderation works best for you. Jambo (Hello everybody). Recycling. Arthur James, taught classics at Eton for years. He could quote great works of ancient Greece and Rome from memory. After retiring he was plagued by senior moments. One day, James was cycling home, he met a friend who noted that James had gotten a new bicycle. James looked down in confusion and realized that he must have taken the postmasters bicycle by mistake. So he cycled to the post office, which was seven miles away, leaned the bicycle against the wall, went inside, apologized to the postmaster, went back outside, got back on the mans bicycle and rode home. TIP: 1. Show hair some love. Revive dry summer strands with a deep conditioning mask that also helps fight frizz and smooth flyways. 2. Hydrate from the inside out. Caffeinated drinks like coffee and tea can be dehydrating, so be sure to drink plenty of water to help look and feel your finest. Recycle: We are stewards of our beach. Either properly dispose of items or take them home. Hopefully, with the correct owner. There is always a loose thread in the world. That does not mean you always have to pull it. Try throwing kindness around like confetti. You never know where it will land. The local chapter of the Audubon Society is hosting a Birding Field Trip to Fort Pickens, Saturday, September 8. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the last parking lot before entering Ft. Pickens. There is a $15 entrance fee to the Fort. Lucy and Bob Duncan will lead the group looking for Neotropical migrants and early winter birds at Ft. Pickens. Field trips are open to the public and free of charge, but contributions are appreciated. All experience levels are welcome. Bring binoculars and/or a spotting scope. Sun screen, insect protection, appropriate shoes, hat, water, and snacks or lunch are recommended on all trips. Please refrain from wearing scented cologne, perfumes or after shave on field trips. Carpooling is encouraged, as is sharing gas expenses with the driver. More at FMWAudubon.orgAudubon Society Hosts Birding Field Trip


Island Times PAGE 13August 21, 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 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension After Shark Week What Visitors Need to Know About Sharks In recent weeks, the country has heard about shark attacks year we hear about how other are they? crustaceans. means they do not have a pump even other sharks. between 70 and 100 shark attacks have been predated and those ~ ~ ~ Nest Update as of August 14, 2018: 17


PAGE 14 Island Times August 21, 2018 CalendarCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGAre 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 Buy this beach house! 334 Panferio Drive. 3/3.5. Lovely custom-built beach home located in a quiet residential area within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Relax on one of the decks with your choice of sound or gulf view. Fenced backyard. $649,900 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850-748-0865 to see this home. 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 AUGUST 21: Life on a Barrier Island Nature Walk. 9:30 a.m. Daily thru August 31. Meet at Fort PIckens Bookstore. 850934-2612 21: Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar, Daily at 1 p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore,850-934-2612 21: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30 at Hemingways. Guest passes at 850-932-1500. 21: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 22: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 23: School of the Soldier, Fort Pickens, Thursday thru Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore. 850-934-2612 23: PB Optimists honor First Responders at Beach Church, 6 p.m. Chili Cookoff. 24: AHERO, Military Veterans Day on the Water, 6 a.m. Quietwater Pier 25: Preemie Cup Paddleboard Relay, Premier Adventure Park, 9 a.m. to noon. 25: Cornhole Tournament, Casino Beach Bar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 26: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 26: Art on the Boardwalk, Noon to 6 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. 26: Argo Beach Bash, Noon to 3 at Park East 26: Hillcrest Church baptism, 5-7 p.m. West of Beach Pier. 27: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board Meeting, 6 p.m. On Campus 28: Primary Voting Day. Beach Precint at Beach Community Church. 28: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. SEPTEMBER 1: Sea Turtle Triathlon Clinic for Kids. Park East, 8 to 11 a.m. 1: Ocean Hour Clean Up, 8:45 Sign In at Grand Marlin parking lot. Supplies provided. 1: Bamboo Willies Music Fest. Food, Music. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. All weekend. 1: Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar, Daily at 1 p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore,850-934-2612 2: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 2: Boardshorts and Bikinis 5K, 8 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 2: Bamboo Willies Music Fest, all day 2: Bathtub Races and Anything That Floats, 2 p.m. Sound behind Board2: Unity in Soul Music, 2 9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion 2: Fireworks, Soundfront, 8 p.m. 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. 4: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 7: School of the Soldier, Fort Pickens, Fri-Sat-Sun at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore. 850-934-2612 7: Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner, Ticket required. 7: Sunset on Santa Rosa Island, 6 p.m. Meet at Ft. Pickens Campground Store parking lot. 850-9342612 7: Stargazing, 7 p.m. Battery Worth Picnic Area in Fort Pickens. 850-9342612 8: Life on a Barrier Island Nature Walk. 9:30 a.m. Sat-Sun. Meet at Fort PIckens Bookstore. 850-9342612 8: Vettes on the Beach Corvette Show, Casino Beach Parking Lot, 10-3. 8: Eat, Drink & Flounder Concert SeNAME:____________________________ 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. 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PAGE 15 Island Times August 21, 2018 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home usinessuzzB B Your Island Advisor Richard Wr ight, RICP Financial Advisor 4455 Bay ou Blvd. Sui te A Pensacola, FL 32503 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 Gordon Paulus, APR, CPRC, of the Pensacola chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association was sworn in as state president of the Associations Board of Directors at its recent annual conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. As state president, Paulus, a Gulf Breeze resident, will lead the 1,000-member statewide organization that includes 15 professional chapters and 12 student chapters from Pensacola to Vero Beach. He is a Sr. Communications specialist at Gulf Power, a deacon at the Beach Church and is married to Karen Harrell Paulus. Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Ninth Annual Bras Across the Bridge, which is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at the foot of the bridge in The Grand Marlin parking lot. The Bras Across the Bridge after-party is at The Grand Marlin from 9:30 a.m. until noon. The celebration will include a silent auction, live music, activities and drink specials. The event which raised $25,000 last year also raises against breast cancer. For more information or sponsorship opportunities, please visit or contact foundation@ or 850-469-7906.The Hive, Innisfree Hotels Corporate Social Responsibility Program, is proud to announce Dixon Dub, an exciting event that features teams competing in a lip sync battle to raise funds for Dixon School of the Arts a private school dedicated to nurturing scholars by integrating the arts into the core curriculum. Innisfree is donating the use of the ballroom, food and beverage and other supplies for this incredible event, so 100 percent of the ticket money and corporate sponsorships will be used to support the school and its young scholars. Businesses and individuals who wish to sponsor or donate may go online at Pensacola Beach Chamber is stirring up a fantastic recipe for festival success. Do you want to be one of the key ingredients for the eleventh annual Taste of the Beach? Sign up to volunteer between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. for the Saturday, September 15 event. Call 850-932-1500 or email info For more on the beachs culinary festival go online to


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Island Times PAGE 17 August 21, 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 August 21, 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 Double Your Pleasure At Nationals Many athletes have run doubles over the years when two races are almost on top of each other and their proximity allows participation in both. Disney has made an industry of having one event after the other with extra medals for the participants. They initiated their Goofy Challenge years ago with people completing the Disney Halfmarathon one day and the Disney Marathon the next. You got three medals if you did this double with a medal for each of the races and you received an extra one for completing both of them. Athletes L-O-V-E medals and these challenges have been very well received. They have resulted in lots of extra participation and extra revenue for these events. So, Disney then started their Dopey Challenge which incorporates a 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon on consecutive days. Many other venues (the Gasparilla Distance Classic in Tampa for example) it remains extremely popular in the running community. Im not sure I understand the psychology behind all that or what you are supposedly proving, but Ive been drawn into it on several occasions. One year I ran the Grandman Triathlon in the morning, had a huge mid-day meal in Fairhope before leaving Lower Alabama and then ran a sunset 5K in downtown Pensacola that afternoon. It was incredibly hot and humid that day and during the race I almost got to see my lunch for the second time. Fortunately, that didnt happen and I crossed the Finish line without any embarrassing public displays. This past weekend was a huge celebration for the sport of triathlon. USA Triathlon held the Age Group National Championships in Cleveland for the olympic and sprint distances and over 5,400 athletes, total, were registered for the two races. (which were held on Saturday and Sunday respectively) and I say all power and all credit to them. As noted, I dont really understand it now, but I guess I thought this was proving some kind of toughness when I did it. Then, there is Middletown, New Jerseys Justin Lippert. Lippert, a 22 year-old competitor who is already a veteran, didnt show up on the shores races. He won the olympic distance on Saturday by 42 seconds in a tense duel that saw him pull away at the end. That certainly was not enough for him and on Sunday he toed the line for the sprint distance. The current and the waves in Lake Erie were deemed too rough that morning and the swim was cancelled. The race then was turned into a time trial duathlon. That was hard to swallow for the athletes, but Lippert was determined. He gave it his best seconds. He had stated that winning both titles was his primary reason for coming to Cleveland and he did just that. Well done, Justin. Well done. Warm Up Before The Swim Ive said this before (many times) and Im going to repeat it again here. You need to prepare for the swim discipline in your triathlon competitions just like you get ready for your road races. You wouldnt get out of the car, walk over to the Start line and immediately begin sprinting in a 5K, would you? If you did, your body would quickly tell you that you had pursued an unwise, uncomfortable and inappropriate pre-race strategy. This would prove to be even more true in the swim because requires that you keep moving in some manner to stay above the surface. Youve racked your bicycle, youve paid attention to your morning nutrition and youve hydrated. Youve done wriggled into your wetsuit (if the water temperature allows that) and now youre going to walk over near the waters edge to await your turn to race. Then youll immediately rush into the ocean (gulf, bay, river, lake, pool) and start thrashing away with your fellow competitors at nearly top speed. Adrenalin is rushing through your body. I would say that doesnt sound too smart, but Ill go further and state that it sounds scary and could be dangerous. You want to arrive early at the Start line and do some dynamic stretching (forward and reverse shoulder circles for example). Then go into the water near the swim course and warm up properly. Put your face in the water to ensure your goggles are not going to leak and start stroking rhythmically. After exiting the water, you may want to follow up with jogging or running in place. The point is to warm up your muscles, get your lungs and heart pumping and get some of the stress or anxiety out of your body and mind. You may want to take several measured deep breaths to relax as you wait. The time will come to begin and you should enter the water at a measured pace. Dont get caught up in the frenzy of those around you. Simply swim the same way that you have in your if you warm up properly and stroke in a calm, methodical manner. Besides, youre going to blast by them on the bike, right? Be safe out there. August 4 Bushwacker 5K was fourteen-year-old Presley Miles from Montgomery, Alabama. Presleys time of 19:09 earned runners and ninth in the entire gins in Gulf Breeze and takes runners over the Bob Sikes Bushwacker 5K runner in 16:15 to win the race August 4 on Pensacola Beach. securing the win ahead of Ash of Atmore, Alabama. Northwest Florida


Island Times PAGE 19 August 21, 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 aboard The Entertainer in the Gulf of Mexico Capt. Rustys ReportHave you heard it on the island this week? Its just a whisper, but it will get louder. The kids are back in school and theres just a hint of quiet on the island. It hasnt slowed much yet, but it will. There are still plenty of activities and events but during the week there is just a little lull. For locals, its a chance to stop and catch our breath and take a little time to get in some Plenty of mullet nets out all around the piers, boat ramps and are being hauled in. Still plenty of action on the bridges and piers with Whiting, pick up again soon. One of the things that will pick up soon is crabbing. While you can catch Blue Crabs year round, the best time will start in a few weeks. If youre thinking of trying your hand at it, great! Its a wonderful family activity after a busy week at school and everyone can get in on the action. Its also deliciously rewarding! With Blue Crab so abundant here Im always surprised by beach vacationers who never even think of catching their own. Crabbing is actually pretty easy and in my opinion the best way is with large wire crab traps. But you can also catch crabs the old fashioned way with string or line and a dip net. With this method you tie a piece of bait to the weighted line and toss it in a likely spot. Leave the line still and wait for movement. When you see or feel a tug on the line slowly pull it in. When you see the crab, slide your net under it. And guess what? You caught Always toss back the little ones and you have to toss back any females with eggs. Just toss all the females back. The limit for crabs in Florida is ten gallons of whole crabs a day and thats for each person. Its a great family activity and everyone is involved. After all everyone deserves a break, particularly on Labor Day Weekend. Whatever your plans for the weekend make sure crabbing)! Monday: 10 til Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Trivia, 9 Tuesday: Karaoke Party 8:30 Whisky Wednesday: $5 Crown & Shots 7 -Close Tyler Mac Band, 8 Throwback Thurs: 1/2 Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7til 8/23 Heavy Drop, 8 8/30 Paul Killough Band, 8 Friday & Saturday 8/24-25 Under Pressure, 9 8/31-9/1 Buzzcut, 9 Sunday 8/26 Ultra Violet, 4 9/2 Lektric Mullet, 4 850-932-2211731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from Boardwalk KARAOKE with Becky Sun, 9 Drinks rr\003 Saturday Jam on the Deck with Tim Morgan Aug 25 3-7 Best Drinks Best Prices Best Service s B B e e c c e e Celebrating 45 Years of Great Times somethings always Shakin -Close SMOKE FREE INSIDE The Miracle Strip Corvette Clubs sixteenth annual Vettes at the Beach Corvette car show, will be at Casino Beach parking lot, Saturday, September 8 beginning at 10 a.m. Vettes at the Beach has long been a highly anticipated event held annually on beautiful Pensacola Beach, known for its emerald waters and sugar-sand beaches. The free event draws hundreds of Corvette owners and enthusiasts from all over the country to the Casino Beach parking lot to check out more than 250 of Chevrolets famous sports cars, spanning seven generations from the early 1950s to today. Spectators are invited to Vettes Roll On To Beachstroll through the show, talk to the car owners, at no charge. Trophies will be awarded for Best in Show, Best of Each Generation, Sponsors Choice, Club Participation and Top 20 Cars. The Miracle Strip Corvette Club donates a portion of the money raised at Vettes On The House. For those interested in showing their car, pre-registration is $50 and includes Fridays Welcome Dinner for 2, a Dash Plaque and entry into the car show. The form and registration information can be found at http://


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