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Volume XIV, Number 11 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 18, 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 Celebration 4444 Education Bene ts Beach School Music ProgramShuffle Up And DealIts a big deal...the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Celebration 4444 Education poker tournament is Saturday, September 29 at 3 p.m. at Paradise Bar and Grill. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun was recognized by the Escambia County School District as a Champion of the Arts for its support of Pensacola Beach Elementary Schools Music Department. The event, in its twelfth year, is going to be bigger and better than ever according to poker player Annie Chavis, left, and event organizers (L to R): Paradise General Manager Renee Mack, Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun owner Rick Uzdevenes and Tournament coordinator Terri McKamey. Everyone is welcome to play. Put on your poker face and turn to page 2 for details. Shuffle Up Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Hosts Annual Poker Tourney


PAGE 2 Island Times September 18, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarBCC: Thursday, Sept. 20, Agenda Review, 9:15 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, September 26, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Meeting. BCC: Thursday, Oct. 4, 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: Helpful Contact Numbers 850-436-9620 (9-1-1 for emergencies) Animal Control Pensacola Beach: 850-595-0097 Santa Rosa Island Authority: 850-932-2257 (Report unpermitted construction to Developmental Services) Stranded/disoriented turtle: 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC or 850-916-5636 (NPS Wildlife Response) 4 p.m. First Break. Re-buy for chips 5 p.m. Second Break 6 p.m. Third Break 7 p.m. Final Table Celebration 4444 Education Schedule Hold Em Or Fold Em, Play For The Kids Ferries Offer Weekend Service, Specialty Cruises From Beach


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 September 18, 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 May 19, 1993 Fred Flounder Rolls Out The Red Carpet The Krewe of Wrecks crowned their royalty at Crabs, February 10. Gary and Dicksie Booker, Deckhand Chad Brandon, First Mate Alice Aman Ramsey, Captain Alex Goldberger, Deckhand Cayle Sessions, and Ships Go Gators! Central Waterside Church hosted Game Day, Sunday, a taste of Gregs famous Gouda Cheese Grits. Burma Davis was on the team, too just not in photo.


PAGE 4 Island Times September 18, 2018 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Blue Sky Gift for all occasions 850-932-7100 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Kitchen to Cupboard Beach Home Decor Sports Teams Tervis Tumblers inn Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 Music 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 StageTues, Sept. 18, 6 PM Billy Iuso Thur, Sept. 20, 6 PM In Business Fri, Sept. 21, 6 PM Nick Black Band Sat, Sept. 22, 6 PM Big Al & The Heavyweights Sun, Sept. 23, 3 PM Nick Black Band Wed, Sept. 26, 6 PM Lucky Losers Thur, Sept. 27, 6 PM Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes Fri, Sept. 28, 6 PM Johnny Sketch & The Dirty Notes Sat, Sept. 29, 6 PM Long Tall Deb and Colin Hall Sun, Sept. 30, 3 PM Michael Doussan Tues, Oct. 2, 6 PM Michael Doussan Tenth Annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival WED OCT 3 SUN OCT 7 Wear Your Black & Gold Geaux Saints! Watch the game with us. Sunday, Sept. 23 at Noon VS. ATLANTA FALCONS Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3:25 PM VS. NEW YORK GIANTS BEACH BIRTHDAYRonnye Thomas had careful plans for his September 7 birthday. Ride his bike, have some beers and check out the Corvettes that converged on the beach for their annual show. Happy Birthday Ronnye and many more. LOUISIANAS LEE ANNWhen Louisianas LeRoux takes the stage over Labor Day weekend at Paradise, that means Lee Ann Broussard is on the beach. The marketing guru has been known to get up on stage for a song or two. She had a new experience this year. She stayed a few extra nights while Tropical Storm Gordon roared across the island. She did not like it. The Louisiana Lady prefers calm winds and no rain. But, she has a good story to tell about riding the storm out. THEY ARE BACKMost-of-the-time Beach residents Dan and Jane McGrath are back. They take a couple of months to visit up north while the beach temps are high, then come home to Santa Rosa Dunes. Good thing. Their gang of friends at SRD is revving up the party engine. INTO THE ARCHIVESPaul Gomez contacted Island Times to request a copy of a photo that ran on the front cover of The Islander Newspaper in 1989. The teenagers in the photo had to attend Gulf Breeze High School temporarily after a barge rammed the bridge. It made travel kids were attending high school in Pensacola. So far, the photograph has not been located. Hurricanes Erin, Opal, Ivan and Dennis put a damper on many of the newspaper archive boxes and washed some out into the Sound. BEVS BOUNTYBeverly Watkins friends on Facebook got to see a photo of her harvest. A variety of bell and hot peppers grown in pots at her beach house. Although she is a very humble farmer, anyone who has tried to coax edibles on the beach knows its not easy. Ask Ariola Drive resident Annie Chavis about her vegetable garden. She has an amazingly green thumb, and can tell you what not to grow. SMARTY OR PARTYThe Gulf Breeze High School Debate Team hosted their annual Trivia Night, September 14, to support their competition and travel schedule. The questions are not easy according to the Beachs Wendy Kauffman who is one of the organizers. Her team, dubbed Team Chaos, is comprised of some bright ladies Christine Brewster, Kelly Will and Tara Turk. Will they be smart or just there for the party? Results in the next edition of Island Times. The Islander Lounge and Package Store holds its own place in beach history, but only one person could come up with the original owners name. Betty Shelden from Louisville, Kentucky is a school teacher by trade but a mermaid at heart. She wrote, My answer is.... Pat Gilmore was the founder Lounge and Package Store. Back in the 1970's our Dad bought 2 whiskey decanters of a seashell from The Islander Lounge. Both decanters are still in our family! Mermaid Betty will get her Island Times trivia and a trivia shirt to wear around Louisville. Her family has been visiting Pensacola Beach since 1971. Dad worked at G.E. and we hit I-65 South every three-day weekend on his schedule, and for two weeks every August. We grew up playing on the small beach at the Gulfaire Motel, now known as Paradise Inn, recalled Betty. In fact, my sister bought Lounge and Package Store when she was 18 years old! The legal drinking age in KY is 21. Oh, the memories! Lots of islanders who frequented The Islander Lounge remembered Aaron Grimsley and RL Touart. Aaron was the second owner. Pat Gilmore was the founder and original owner in 1958. Shortly, Aaron Grimsley bought the bar and ran it until 1993. Ken Rudski and Jim Wirth bought it in 1993 and sold it to Rene and Kevin Rudski in 1995. Matt Hartley and Dave Kelly bough The Islander in 2006. added a few touches of their own. The Islander is sixty years old and is the oldest coastal bar from Orange Beach to Panama City. cap to the historic watering hole. Cheers. Previous winner Betsy Walker answered Aaron and so did Jayne Drees Redmond. But, at least they were willing to own their answer. Sweet Sam Schneider Barrow said if her answer, Aaron Grimsley was correct she had a little help from Brianne Stanley and her husband CB. If the answer was wrong she wished to have the blame placed squarely on the shoulders of her two Trivia helpers. The Chamber throws a food shindig a few weeks after Labor Day. Foodies and regular folks crowd the beach to get the good grub. Its the beginning of the festival season. Back in the day, the beach used to take a time out after Labor Day, for about six months. Some businesses closed. As the tourists numbers dwindled, access to the best bar stools returned. The food scene was not as sophisticated as it is now, but there were dishes like The Shakers chicken spaghetti and Neros forklift pizza that earned a place in bar hoppers hearts. The simple hamburger should have its own chapter in the history books. After all, you beach eaterys menu. Elaborate toppings. Greasy additions. Healthy options. But none so elusive as that which follows: One little saloon in sandspur history served a burger named after the barkeep. You could order it if he liked you, but the kitchen was closed, if he didnt. Perhaps thats what made it taste so good. He liked joy, States Marines. Not necessarily in that order. Whats the name of this long gone burger? Can you remember? You could win an Island Times trivia t-shirt to wear around the beach to all the swanky joints. Grab a burger and a beer and get inspired. Send your answers to with Trivia in the subject line. Beach Church Collects Food ItemsThe Pensacola Beach Community Church hosts an ongoing Food Drive for the Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry. Members of the congregation are encouraged to drop food items in the Church collection box each Sunday. gladly accept donations during the week. It is located at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida Thursday, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Items which are needed include: cereal, boxed potatoes, dry milk, pancake mix and syrup, canned fruit, baked beans, condiments, laundry and dish soap, paper towels. Other non-perishable food items are always welcome. For more about the Beach Church programs, log on to www.


The Gulfside Pavilion is the most popular place on the island Tuesday nights from 7 to 9 p.m. The free outdoor concert series, Bands on the Beach, continues weekly through October 30. There is no charge to attend the concerts. Bands on the Beach is funded by the businesses and residents on Pensacola Beach and coordinated by the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Beach restaurants are open before, during and after PAGE 5 Island Times September 18, 2018 Clear the right-of-way or code enforcement will be paying you a visit. Thats the message from the Santa Rosa Island Authority Boards action at their September 12 meeting. The Board voted unanimously to task Executive Director Paolo Ghio to engage Escambia County Code Enforcement. In June, the SRIA Board heard from residents who cited safety concerns for emergency vehicles, drivers and pedestrians where hardscape and landscape abutts the street. The Board took action in June to have letters mailed to all island leaseholders. Those residents who have landscape and hardscape in the public right-of-way were to remove it before the September 15 deadline. The exceptions are for those who have contacted the SRIA to request extensions and those who have a native, mature tree. A mature tree, which is growing at least 8 feet from the edge of the asphalt, will be left in place, others could be addressed on a case-by-case basis. Ghio told his board that the size of the trunk and line of sight will govern the necessity of its removal. Elected Board Member Thomas Campanella supported engaging Code Enforcement and allowing trees eight feet from the street to stay. He also wanted Island Authority Board Gives Nod To Enforce Right Of Way Rulesany sand scraped away from the roadside to remain on the island. If the sand is clean it is returned to the dune or otherwise recycled, said Ghio. Only contaminated sand leaves the island. Board Member Janice Gilley said she is never in favor of removing a tree. Board Member Tammy Bohannon agreed, asking if the County was required to plant a tree in place of the one removed. Board Member Karen Sindel reminded her fellow Board members that the County can use discretion when it comes to trees. Board Member Brigette Brooks inquired about reasons for non-compliance. Ghio surmised that residents do not believe this will be enforced. Escambia County Ordinances set forth these terms with regard to objects in the public rightof-way: If the vehicle or object is not deemed to be a nuisance or a danger to the traveling public, the diligent search to give notice to the owner of the object directing him to remove the object at his own expense and advising him that his failure to remove the period of time might result in its removal by the enforcing agent at the owners expense and/or in the eventual forfeiture of the object. After notice is given, the owner shall have ten days in which to remove the vehicle or object. Prior to calling for the vote, Board Chairman Jerry Watson stated that he wants the enforce ment to be consistent and is not in favor for making exceptions for certain individuals. Why did we start this? Why did get in this discussion? Why did we require this be done? asked Watson. Safety, he stated. According to Ghio, Code En forcement will not focus solely on one street or area, but will move in violation. In other business: Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce President Alison Westmoreland presented the visitor numbers for August at the Beach Visitors Information Center. The Center showed a 25 percent increase in guests over August 2017. Westmoreland noted the increase may be weather-related. August had 13 rain days which sends visitors to the Center for rainy day activity suggestions. Donovan Engineer updated the Board on the new multi-use path which is substantially complete. He added that the preliminary elements for a future Splash Pad and Gowens Park Basketball Court rehab are nearing comple tion as well. Executive Director Paolo Ghio said the beginning of construction for the Access Road which will parallel Pensacola Beach Blvd. and the demolition of the Old Visitors Information Center Building will be in October. Board Member Thomas Campanella requested ridership statistics from the Penascola Bay Ferry. The SRIA Committees meet Wednesday, September 26 at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available the concert to serve you. Spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, but leave glass and pets at home. Upcoming Concerts:Sept 18 Dr. Breeze Sept 25 Touch of Gray Oct 2 Bring on the Benjamins Oct 9 Elvis Remembered For more information, call 850-932-2257, go online to or tune to Cat Country 98.7 for the latest updates.Free Concerts ContinueBands on the Beach Every Tuesday Through October 30


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 TacosSeptember 18, 2018 I am already posting and booking in my 2019 calendar. It's already September but at the same time it's barely September. than yours? At least I did not miss Labor Day this year. I actually cooked is not the usual or traditional have traditional Labor Day it's possible I might miss the day altogether? buzzing about having to reschedOn the rescheduled party splashing. Thanks to our Hosting it such a special and successstairsteps more than once a day (including hauling groceries) but stand being so light as to be alin a pool than it does climbing stairs. It did help me in the discovthan the other although they both maids. I kept looking at them because I had pulled a muscle in my hand to put pressure on the spot causing all the trouble, it larger stone on the spot and lean ing back on it created a simple around on your back and it's not become about a monkey on your back. Special thanks go out to our Andrea Stanley. She has done later date. In the meantime, you do not include purple, green or and add those to your closet. I plans to start earlier this year and you'll need one or all three colors I had better get started ing and Christmas are gonna be early this year, too. Cranesman, he's pretty handy in the kitchen, too. These little time. Use your imagination and Lonnie's Ham Bowls 6 pieces of sliced smoked ham 6 eggs 1/2 1 cup cheddar cheese salt and pepper to taste grees until cheese is melted and egg is cooked. Serve immediand Thank a Veteran. See ya in the kitchen..... Chefs answered audience questions at the Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner, September 7 in the Hilton Ballroom. Chefs are (L to R): John Doyle and Mark Murphy, Crabs; and Dennis Moore, Flounders. Flounders Sushi Chef Shin Kawachi presented a sushi demonstration at the Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner, September 7 in the Hilton Ballroom. PegLeg Petes Chef ly designed chefs coat at the Taste of the Beach VIP Dinner, September 7 in the Hilton Ballroom. He readied PegLegs shrimp at the hors doeuvres station prior to overseeing the preparation and plating of his Key West Shrimp Salad for the VIP guests.


Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Island Times PAGE 7 September 18, 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 TRISTAN TOWERS Condo offering one of the best views on the island from almost every room. MLS #542141 1200 Ft. Pickens Rd $449,000 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension In 2012, with the assistance of Lucy and Bob Duncan of Gulf Breeze, we discovered the invasive Beach Vitex ( Vitex rotundifolia) growing on Pensacola Beach. We began educating the public about this plant and asking for assistance on identifying where it is and controlling it. With the help of volunteers from the student organization at University of West Florida known as SEAS, we were able to log 57 records of the plant in our area. Three were found on Perdido Bay, one on Perdido Key, and two near Navarre Beach, the remaining 51 were either in Gulf Breeze or on Pensacola Beach. Of those 57, forty-nine were either removed or treated with herbicide. The eight records that have not been removed or treated are on private property. The status of Beach Vitex in Florida is Category I Invasive Plant not recommended. This means it is an invasive plant however, it is not illegal to possess or sell it it is recommended that the property owner remove it. In the Gulf Breeze area, most of the records are in Naval Live Oaks. It is very probable the seed bank for these plants are coming from the island. Gulf Islands National Seashore currently has two rangers working daily battling all invasive plants within the Seashore, not just Beach Vitex. The one plant found growing near Ft. Pickens has been removed. On Pensacola Beach proper, there are three records between Casino Beach and the gate to Ft. Pickens. The plants were either removed or treated at all three locations. I recently re-surveyed the west end of Pensacola Beach However, two of the original three have returned. There were 21 records found on the east end of the beach between Casino Beach and Poreither been removed or treated. Three are on private property. We will be conducting new surveys in the next few weeks to determine the status of those 18 records, and whether any new plants have An Invasive Plant Sneaks Back on Pensacola Beach appeared. Beach vitex has been very problematic in the Carolinas plant grows very aggressively and actually secretes compounds that kill competing plants, such as sea oats. Once it has a foothold and becomes established it is very states of North and South Carolina had a task force to battle the plant for several years. So what can you do to help? First, report any Beach Vitex on public property. You can do this by either contacting me at by reporting it on EDDMapS, the central database resource managers use to track and remove invasive species. This site can be found at and requires you to create an account to report. Photographs are needed you to estimate area the plant is covering, so get that information before you log in. Keep in mind there are other invasive species on the island you can report and treat as well. While conducting the survey of west Pensacola Beach recently, I found a single Chinese Tallow and several locations of torpedo grass. I also saw numerous Brown (Cuban) Anoles in the landscaping near a group of condominiums. Understand that you need permission from the property owner to report invasive species on private property; however, you can let me know so that we are aware of it. Second, if it is on your property we recommend you remove the plant. If you need a plant in the location, there are numerous native plants you can choose from and we can help with suggestions. The plant has a series of vines that extend from a central taproot. More established plants will have secondary roots that may be interwoven with other vitex plants, or native ones. We recommend you remove as much of the vine as possible, placing the cuttings in a doubled trash bag or lay out on concrete and allow to dry and die. If you cannot remove the main taproot, it can be treated with glyphosate (Round Up) however, as with all herbicides, do not treat desirable plants. Direct spray nozzles, or wiping with a sponge, can help make sure you treat only the Beach Vitex you are trying to remove. With the help of volunteers from UWF, and residents on Pensacola Beach, we have done a good job staying ahead of this invasive plant. However, it does seem to be creeping back. If you have any questions concerning the plant, the reporting process, or the removal process, please contact me. Q: "What is the Cloud?" A: "The Cloud" refers to are stored in the Internet. Telling people that their information is in the "cloud" makes it seem that the computer information is floating around in the sky somewhere. The term probably came into being because a technical person was trying to avoid explaining to a novice how it really works. In fact, the information is securely grounded in millions of computers that are holding on to nizations such as Google, Apple, and Amazon have so many computers that they are collectively called computer farms. Google has approximately twelve of those facilities. Six are in the United States and another six are located in Europe, Asia, and South America. As you can imagine, storing information for the whole world requires a lot of equipment. Recent estimates are that Google has more than 2 million computers, known as servers, in those facilities. A common feature of the smartphone is a the ability to Cloud. For users of Apple products, that service is called the iCloud. For Google Android users, that service is called Google Drive. Other companies, such as Dropbox and Carbonite, provide Cloud backup services for Microsoft Windows users. There are several advantages to having information stored in a remote location, rather than being stored only on a personal device. The most obvious advantage is that the information is not lost if the device is lost or damaged. The typical Apple phone user sets up the phone using an Apple ID when initially setting up a new phone. Doing that also activates the iCloud account on the phone. The user should make sure that the "iCloud backup" option is turned on. The phone then automatically sends the user's data to the iCloud every day. If a phone is lost or damaged, the entire phone can be restored from the user's iCloud account. Apple allows users to back up 5 gigabytes of data to the iCloud for free. A small fee is charged (99 cents a month) to store up to 50 gigabytes. It's a small price to pay to avoid losing all those contacts, photos, and texts when the phone drops into in the bay. 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. Vitex Bloom, Krystin Boehnke


PAGE 8 Island Times September 18, 2018 PBA SCHOOL STORE If you would like to buy a Pensacola Beach Elementary PTA membership, Beach School t-shirt, sticker or Tervis tumbler, you can. Log on to https://squa and place your order. Its a secure site so you can pay, too. SONG BIRDS Pensacola Childrens Chorus Vocal Music Academy, led by Hanan Tarabay, PCC alumna, will open an opportunity for singers to hone their talent through high quality instruction. This new program will provide individualized instruction for experienced singers (grades 8-12) and highlight breath control, proper vocalization and performance training. Registration is $90 per month and available to students throughout Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. The Vocal Music Academy will meet twice a two performances opportunities (December and May). Pensacola Childrens Chorus membership not required. To enroll in the academy, please contact Program Manager, Bekki Youngblood at bekki@ or call 850-434-7760. SYMPATHIES Castleberry reported to his Board at their August 27 meeting that Bob Brandon, a founding member of the Pensacola Beach Elemen tary School Board of Directors, had passed away. ITS A MESS The MESS Hall, located at 116 N. Tarragona Street in Downtown Pensacola is hosting Curiosity Day Into the Woods Saturday, September 22, from 1 to 4 p.m. Take a walk on the wild side as you explore the life of the forest. Dissect a log and tree growth and insect anatomy, among other hands-on explora tion. Free admission for teachers with ID, and up to 3 additional guests during September. Each month, the MESS Hall presents focused activities related to a special theme. Activities are geared for learners ages 7 and up; and are included in admission. In addition to the special activities each month, visitors will have the opportunity to explore exhibits and mess kits that inspire curiosity for the entire family. Admission to the museum, which includes the Curiosity Day and Questioning Corner activities, is $8 for adults and children ages 3 and up. Members of the MESS Hall always receive free admission. For more information, about the MESS Hall, visit pensacola or call 877-YESMESS (937-6377). DATES TO KNOW Monday, October 15: Plannig Day, no classes for students Friday, October 19: Fall Festival at the Beach School Friday, October 26: Halloween Carnival, Boardwalk 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, October 31: Early release day. The Bath Tub Races were Sunday, September 2 in Santa Rosa Sound. Karen Marshall from Austin, Texas teamed up with Pensacola Beachs Megan Farej to compete as Team Fly High Skye, a tribute to Skylar Farej who recently passed away. The Beach Elementary School. Photo courtesy of Christine Brewster Photography.


PAGE 9 Island Times September 18, 2018 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 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. 330 Ft. Pickens Rd $400,000 MLS# 541430 Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Emerald-Coast.orgThe sky this morning at dawn illustrated a metaphor so compelling I just cant stop thinking about it. I snapped this picture of it with my iPhone, but photos never seem to do such magnificence justice. I tried to describe it in writing, but, alas, words are even more futile in the face of such beauty. (But thats never stopped me before, so bear with me, if you will.) It was one of those mornings when I didnt know which way to gape. The full moon to the west was so bright I had to squint. The shorebirds were half-crazed over the bait fish roiling the water. There were so many seashells at my feet, I couldnt take a step without crushing a sand dollar or coquina. And to the eastoh my! Storms on the horizon, in heavy drapes, distant and dark. The surface of the Gulf was choppy, with sinister rip currents below. And the right half of the sky was a deeply bruised crag of cumulonimbus clouds. And yet, just adjacent to that and clear, like birdsong. And this truth occurred to me: Its not that things will get better; its that they already are. You just have to know where to focus your gaze. This has been true for me for my entire life. I am only just now getting it. Im not suggesting that lifes bleak moments, its storms and adversities, can be imagined away by a simple shift in perception. Or maybe I amsort of. Its not so much a matter of wishing it all away, as it is of standing back and taking it all in, the whole sky, not just the part thats scary, or sad, or inconvenient. That is so much easier said than done, but its worth a try. Because when something goes wrong in my tire or as devastating as the loss of a loved onethere is always an adjacent sky. Its not that things will get better; its that they already are. Country Musics Dylan Scott Photo Credit: Cameron Powell Country star Dylan Scott is bringing his high-energy show and sultry vocals to the Shake It Up Concert Series at The Sandshaker, Thursday, September 27. Curb Records rising star is also as his addictive single Hooked tive Top 5 single. His breakout success now includes more than 450 million streams worldwide and the Country Star Dylan Scott Comes To Beachrelease Dylan Scott Deluxe Ediheadlining tour. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and available online at


PAGE 10 Island Times September 18, 2018 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home The Escambia County Board of Commissioners voted to have Volkert, Inc. complete the design of the roundabouts and pedestrian underpass at their September 6 meeting. The Board will have invested $1,341,682 in the design of the Pensacola Beach Congestion Management Plan when it is complete. Comphase, which includes roundabouts and pedestrian under veal potential construction costs. District Four Commissioner Grover Robinson, IV, and the apparent incoming commission er, Robert Bender, agreed that pedestrian safety were critical. a better way? How do we make this area more walkable? asked Robinson. The plan gives us a solution. We are right here at through with it. Robert Bender, who was victorious in his campaign against a full slate of Republican candidates, faces a write in candidate on November 6. He said the design provides a solution to a problem. He supported the designs completion to have data to make an informed decision. Beach businessmen supported the continuation of the oper Robert Rinke told Commissioners it is critical to cure the and tourists. He stated that only a small portion of local option sales tax has been spent on Pensacola Beach compared to what is generated. He felt the project would equate to even greater economic gains, and tax collec tions. Hotelier Julian MacQueen requested that the Board allow the design to go to completion, to see a realistic estimation of costs for this project. He reminded the Board that a decade-old study also suggested that roundabouts were a solution to the Destination Marketing Or ganization Executive Director Rusty Branch, who represents hoteliers, presented statistics tourists from visiting Pensacola attractions and would decrease the number of days that they stayed. The estimated econom ic loss is about $152 million. Branch encouraged the Board to complete the design to solve a $152 million problem. Commissioner Doug Underhill said he has constituents that are being impeded from visiting Escambia Countys largest park, Pensacola Beach. He also pointed to the Vision 2020 goal of access and connectivity. He supported the completion of the design to see a workable plan. Commissioner Lumon May supported the completion of the design, but was concerned that was being dedicated to a beach not much was being done to cor rect a Cervantes Street pedestri an fatality problem in his district. Toll facility numbers inthe island on a busy Saturday can be greater than a Blue Angel event day or Fourth of July holiday. Commissioner Steven Barry pointed out that Volkert engineers stated that the roundabout would fail on big holiday and event weekends requiring law enforcement to control the intersection. Based on those two facts, he concluded that the roundabout would fail on many Saturdays, and would not be the did not support funding the design to completion. which is at 73 percent complete, is $342,825. The funding for the design comes from District Fours discretionary local option sales tax. Bergosh supported the design completion but said he was not a big fan of roundabouts. While he shared that accidents in roundabouts were greater in number, they were less severe. His biggest concern was funding. We are going to have to have a hard conversation about how to fund this, Bergosh said. Its going to be one heck of a conversation. In other business, the Commissioners approved Chavers Construction as the winning bidThe price of $915,364 includes the construction of 80 parking spaces on the county owned property south and west of the station. The parking lot will provide a new full access driveway connection and right turn lane on Fort Pickens Road as well as a connection to the existing Casino Beach Parking Area. The project includes clearing and grubbing, grading, paving, storm water, striping, sidewalk, fencing and stamped asphalt. The project will also convert the existing storm water pond to an underground storm water facility. All Sher safety vehicles will be parked in a lot behind the substation, thus freeing up the parking spaces for the beach-going public. Commissioner Grover Robinson touted the additional parking in the core area noting the pier parking lot project increases parking by 100, the construction of the entrance road to The Grand Marlin will add 50 to 60 spaces, and the demolition of the former Visitor Information Center will add approximately 15. Robinson said those are independent of a possible parking deck which would replace the current parking deck is not part of the current plan, Robinson said it would require an additional trafabout for left-hand turning vehicles to safely access it. According to Cooper Saunders, Senior Project Coordinator in Escambia Countys Engineer ing Division, once pier parking lot construction commences, it complete. The Board of County Commissioners meet Thursday, September 20 with agenda review at 9:15 a.m. followed by a public forum at 4:30 p.m. and meeting at 5:30 p.m. The meet ings are held at the Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building, 221 Palafox Place and are open to the public. The meetings can be viewed online at on ECTV. Beach Referendum The "Save Pensacola Beach" forces have started their cam paign to push their Non-Binding Beach Referendum through in cars and are putting signs in yards all over Escambia County. The good news is that they are actually sticking to the facts in the literature that we've seen so far. The bad news is that when this referendum is approved by voters, even though it is not binding on the current Commission or any future commissions, this group fully intends to use it to prevent future commissioners from ever endorsing fee simple title again. Keep this in mind when you cast your ballot. Spring Break As a result of our last membership meeting, we formed a subcommittee to research ways to return Spring Break on Pensacola Beach to a family-friend ly atmosphere. Pensacola Beach has had increased complaints and calls for law enforcement assistance during the months of March and April since Panama City Beach instituted spring break alcohol bans. Reports of house parties with hundreds of people, partiers blocking roadways, urinating in people's yards, and causing thousands of dollars in damages to rental properties have increased on Pensacola Beach since 2016. The large, corporate "hometels" that have been built since 2005 have exacerbated these problems by concentrating as many as 50 people in one rental property. Several families that used to come here for Spring Break are going elsewhere due to these problems. However, after an initial spike in similar crimes, the actu al calls and arrests in Walton and Okaloosa Counties, as well as in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama have decreased. How did they do it? These communities claim that their success has been due to enhanced enforcement of under age drinking and public intoxication laws. They warn Spring Breakers before they come that they will have Zero Tolerance and then follow up with enforcement. We've already held an initial meeting with members of working together with them, the Pensacola Beach Chamber, the SRIA and rental managers to come up with a 2019 enforcement strategy that will address the problems of Spring Break. Hopefully these measures will bring families back to Pensacola Beach for Spring Break. For more about Pensacola Beach Advocates, log on to UPDATESBy Terry Preston, PBA Board Chairman


Island Times PAGE 11 September 18, 2018 OCTOBER 3 -7 Celebration 4444 EducationTexas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Tourney Saturday SEPT 29 3 Paradise Bar & Grill 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach12thAnnual Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Pensacola Beach Elementary School Music Department 6 p.m. Third Break 7 pm Final Table2017 Champion of the Arts Award Winner $20 donation is kindly requested ~Win a Beach Stay! Prizes Prizes Prizes~Everyone is welcome to join the fun. RAFFLE TICKETS WINE BASKET ~ MOVIE NIGHT BASKET WIN A STAY IN


Island Times September 18, 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 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Aspects favor new romances for unpaired Ewes and Rams. Already-paired Arian twosomes experience renewed harmony in their relationships. Money matters also take a bright turn. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Use that strong Bovine determination to help you keep the faith with your convictions while you move through a period of uncertainty. Things begin to ease by the week's end. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Pay attention to your intuition. It could be alerting you to be more careful about accepting a "statement of fact" simply on trust. Don't be shy about asking for more proof. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Concern for the well-being of someone in need is admirable. But don't forget to take care of yourself as well. Ask a family member, close friend or colleague to help you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) It's OK to focus on the demands of your career. But try to avoid misunderstandings by also reaching out to family and friends. Your sharp intuitive sense kicks in by midweek. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Keep a rein on that green-eyed monster. Jealousy is counterproductive. Instead of resenting a colleague's good points, concentrate on developing your own abilities. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Spending time on a creative project during this highenergy week can pay off both in emotional satisfaction and in impressing someone who is glad to see this side of you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Now is a good time to start planning that trip you've put off because of the demands on your time. Be sure to choose a destination that is new and exciting. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) That upbeat mood in the first part of the week makes you eager to take on new ventures. A more serious note sets in later to help you assess an upcoming decision. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A high energy level gives the Goat the get-upand-go to finish outstanding tasks before deadline, leaving time for well-earned fun and games with friends and family. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Dealing with disappointment is never easy. But the wise Aquarian will use it as a vital lesson and be the better for it. A close friend has something important to say. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Best bet is not to get involved in an argument between colleagues until you know more about who started it and why. And even then, appearances could be deceiving. Be alert. Jambo (Hello Everybody ). Fortunately, Tropical Storm Gordon just kissed our area and moved along. I received a card from a friend the other day. It seemed very appropriate for our blustery days. May your neighbors respect you. Trouble neglect you. The angels protect you. And heaven accept you. Pensacola Beach is growing and finding its new place in this world. May we continue to respect one anothers ideas and work together for the good of our future generation. While politics may raise some eyebrows, the fashion world wants you to have a natural looking eyebrow. Heres some tips: First, TRIM! A natural eyebrow doesnt mean an unruly eyebrow (unless, of course, you prefer an edgier look). Brush your brows directly up. Carefully trim any hairs that are visibly longer than your natural brow shape. Second, TWEEZE! The look is still supposed to be slightly unkempt, so only tweeze away the obvious strays. The aim should not be perfection. Rather, youre only trying to remove any hairs that are distracting. Third, BRUSH! Brush your brows into place by sweeping up and out, away from the center of your face. Resist the urge to guide every little hair down as you go. Brushed up brows look fresh and modern, especially when theyre not filled in. Fourth, SET! Set the shape with a dab of clear lip balm. Its not as stiff as brow wax or gel, but will hold the hairs where you want them and also darken them up just a touch. Lets look forward to the opportunities beach growth can give us. Lets treat our local beach volunteers with kindness and grace. Finally, lets look to the past only as it gives us pleasure. Lets look to the future only as it gives us hope. If you are avoiding aluminum based products, keep oldfashioned baking soda on hand to use as deodorant. It changes the pH of the armpit and helps to keep it dry, and both of those things help get rid of odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacteria that live on our skin; the sweat itself is odorless. Thus, if you get rid of the bacteria, you can get rid of the odor. Heres to Your HealthRegistration for the Bras Across The Bridge is now open at BaptistHealthCareFoundation. org. The event is Saturday, Oct. 6 on Pensacola Beach. Participants can check-in at 8 a.m. in the parking lot of The Grand Marlin. At 9 a.m., breast cancer survivors, their loved ones and the community are invited to join together and make their way across the Bras Across Bridge Registration OpensBob Sikes Bridge with bras strung together as a show of awareness and support in the fight against breast cancer Registration is $20 per person plus the donation of a new bra. The first 300 participants will receive a pink T-shirt. Register online or at the event. The afterparty is at The Grand Marlin from 9:30 a.m. until noon.


Island Times PAGE 13September 18, 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 ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Final nest update for the 2018 Sea Turtle Season: John Sanders from Nashville, Tennessee showed his 1967 Corvette at the Miracle Strip Corvette Show, September 8 at Casino Beach. Sanders, who has owned the car for 45 years, is no stranger to the Beach. He completed Naval Aviator training in Pensacola until he retired. He had friends and fans come see him while he was at the show. Club members to the Miracle Strip Corvette Show, September 8 at Casino Beach. He brought his 2010 Corvette to show, while his vintage Vette stayed at home. Lifes A Vette on the Beach! AHERO Hosts Beach Event


PAGE 14 Island Times September 18, 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 SEPTEMBER 18: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 20: Beach Chamber Member Meeting, 7:30 breakfast, 8 am Meeting Our Lady Catholic Church Hunt Hall. Guest passes at 850-932-1500. 20: Pensacola Beach Womans Club Monthly Meeting and Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. Beach Church. for information. 21: Breezers Music Fest, Sandshaker Lounge. All weekend. 21: Shake It Up Music Series, Mark Chesnutt, Doug McCormick, 6 p.m. Tickets $25. 22: Fee Free at Fort Pickens. 22: Ocean Hour Clean Up, 8:45 Sign In at Quietwater -and Fort Pickens Fishing Pier. Supplies provided. 22: Out of Darkness 5K Walk, 9 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 22: Pensacola Ski and Travel Club Bike Ride. Meet at 10 a.m. Park West to ride to Ft. Pickens 22: King of the Island Kayak Fishing Weigh In, 2-4 p.m. Pier parking lot 22: Breezers Music Fest, Sandshaker Lounge. 6 pm 22: AHERO Boardwalk Bash, 7-10 p.m. at Bamboo Willies 23: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Members Only Tri. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. TriGulfCoast. org 24: Krewe of Wrecks Members Social/Meeting. 5 p.m. Flounders 25: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 26: SRIA meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Agendas 27: Pensacola Beach Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Bamboo Willies. Guest passes at 850-9321500. 27: Shake It Up Music Series, Dylan Scott, 6 p.m. Tickets $20. test, Casino Beach. Noon to 6 28: Pensacola Beach Optimists Intest, Casino Beach, 8-6. Sunday, 8-6 29: Celebration 4444 Education Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Tourney. Castaways, 1 p.m. 850324-2667 29: Mat Kearney at Shake It Up Music Series, Doors Open at 6 p.m. Tickets $25. 30: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. 6 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion, Casino Beach. Membership required. 30: BINGO at the Beach Church, 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring your own snacks, drinks. OCTOBER 1: Fort Pickens: Stories of Brick and Mortar, Daily at 1 p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore,850-934-2612 1: iTen Wired Conference at the Pensacola Beach Hilton. 2: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 4: Pensacola Beach Songwriters Employment 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. Festival kicks off. Go to for details. 5: 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 5: Sunset on Santa Rosa Island, 5:30 p.m. Meet at Ft. Pickens Campground Store parking lot. 850-9342612 5: Andy Velo at Shake It Up Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free 5: Stargazing, 6:30 p.m. Battery Worth Picnic Area in Fort Pickens. 850-934-2612 6: SRI Triathlon, 6:30 a.m. Gulf Swim, Bike east Via de Luna, run east on 5K route. 6: Bras Across the Bridge, Grand Marlin parking lot, 9 a.m. 6: Ocean Hour Clean Up, 8:45 Sign In at Grand Marlin parking lot. Supplies provided. 6: Life on a Barrier Island Nature Walk. 9:30 a.m. Sat-Sun. Meet at NAME:____________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________ CITY: _____________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ Have Island Times delivered to your mailbox Send $32 to: Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 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 September 18, 2018 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 usinessuzzB B HOLLYWOOD QUALITYLevin Rinke Realtor Kelly Sakey looked at ease infront of the HGTV cameras. She was the featured realtor on an episode of Island Homes which aired Sunday, September 9. Sakey showed her clients a nineteenth floor Beach Club unit, a private home and a luxury unit at Portofino. The Atlanta based couple chose the Portofino unit. During the half hour episode there were lots of cameos of beach locations like Casino Beach Bar and the Gulf Pier. THROW ME SOMETHINPensacola Parade People has new shipments of beads and throws arriving weekly. They have shifted into fall hours to prepare for parade season. Stop into see Audrey and Terry Preston, Tuesday Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Cant make it during the day? Shop and order online or schedule a Shopping Social Hour for your group or krewe. Youll get all kinds of special treatment and good deals. Located at 331 W. Government Street in Pensacola. CHEVY STRONGPete Moore Chevrolet, the Pensacola car dealer who supplies the Beach Lifeguard trucks, donated a 2017 Chevrolet Impala to the Gulf Breeze Police Department for use by the Gulf Breeze Elementary Schools D.A.R.E. program. The donated vehicle was presented to School Resource D.A.R.E. Officer, Greg Baker, September 5, at Gulf Breeze City Hall. In an effort to help promote awareness and education preventing drug abuse and violence among children and youth, D.A.R.E. vehicle when visiting Gulf Breeze Elementary School students. BRIGHT IDEAEscambia Countys sea turtle will be available to Pensacola Beach residents and property owners until December. In support of the Barrier Island Lighting Ordinance, which residents. If eligible, property owners may be reimbursed up to friendly alternatives. Pensacola Beach residents and property owners are encouraged to contact Natural Resources Management environmental technician Samantha Bolduc, at to see if they are eligible for the cost-share program. More information about the project and sea turtles in Escambia County can be found at CERT TRAININGAre You Interested in Becoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Trained? Learn skills that will aid your business, your family, and your neighborhood in the event of a disaster or another emergency. Participants get trained in: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Suppression, Light Search and Rescue, Disaster Medical Operations and Terrorism among other topics. The next CERT Training is Friday Sunday, October 5-7. For more information, Megan bereadyalliance.orgSONGWRITERS FEST GETS GRANT cipients. Congratulations to the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival for being named a grant recipient. Twice a year, Visit Pensacola allocates funds from its annual budget to a grant program for local groups and organizations that coordinate events or visitor experiences with a demonstrated history of visitor impact or sigVisit Pensacola will again accept applications for events taking place from April 1 September 30, 2019. For those interested in applying, visit businesses support the community in many ways. Bamboo Willies hosted the Bath Tub Races, September 2 and donated one hundred percent of the entry fees to Pensacola Beach Elementary. The racers have fun navigating the course. This unwieldy bathtub was a challenge for Anthony Balderas, 13, and his nine-year-old brother Damian, who were visiting from Red Oak, Texas. Photo courtesy of Christine Brewster Photograpy


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Island Times PAGE 17 September 18, 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 Everyone loves this bar! Cutting edge live music on weekends, 3 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Live music is available every Friday and Saturday night. is a haven for locals. 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.


PAGE 18 Island Times September 18, 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 A Great Day For Triathlon Saturday, September 8, was an absolutely fabulous day for the great sport of triathlon across a relatively small area of the Gulf Coast. The Sandestin Triathlon, The Beach Blast II Triathlon/ Duathlon in Mexico Beach and the Alabama Coastal Triathlon in Gulf Shores were held almost simultaneously and over 1,000 athletes crossed the three Finish Lines in good weather. The Gulf of Mexico was athletes entered the water at their respective Start Lines. As the morning wore on, of course, the temperature increased and was exacerbated by our usual high humidity. I havent heard of any negative incidents so Im thinking we had safe competitions and many happy triathletes. Sandestin I was at the Sandestin Resort on Friday morning helping the staff stuff their race packets for their 34th annual race. I was also putting rack cards advertising the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon in the packets (with their permission, of course). The group was enthusiastic as we placed all manner of items in the bags and our work proceeded quickly. This race was always run in the blazing heat of August. Walton County insisted they move it to September due to the of tourists in the area. Thats how they wound up with the current date. On Saturday, 229 people Mexico Beach The Beach Blast II features olympic and sprint distances in both triathlon and duathlon (runbike-run). The quaint village of Mexico Beach seems to be a good setting for this event and the reports Ive received from participants have been really positive. Mexico Beach likes to say its Old Florida and I certainly agree as there are still found down there along with a lot of Mom and Pop businesses. 171 athletes completed the four races there this past weekend. Gulf Shores I arrived in Gulf Shores on Saturday morning just after 5 a.m. I was serving as a USA Triathlon official (referee) there for the several races they held. Team Magic, an experienced event management company, owns and directs these races. They had both olympic and sprint triathlon competitions along with Aquabike (swim-bike) and Cycle-Run hit the water at exactly 7 a.m. and by the end of the morning, 609 athletes would complete the course. So, there was good weather, good races, great experiences and over one thousand people got Finishers medals. Many of those people were running and, of course, there was a large number of veterans continuing to participate in the sport they love. Wouldnt it be great to see all of them on Pensacola Beach on October 6 for the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon? The Best Exercise? We triathletes believe and running. We think that the three sports together are more and well-being than any one of the three individually. We tend to go beyond just the training and pay extra attention to our our recovery measures. All these factors together comprise what we like to call a lifestyle. We think its all very healthy and physically, mentally and emotionally enriching for us. We also believe it will increase our lifespan (the number of years we live) and our healthspan (the number of years we live free of that we may want to look at much more closely. In a recent epidemiological analysis of 8,600 Danish people with data from a 25 year period, the gross numbers (with most confounding factors eliminated) showed that the study participants who cycled would live 3.9 years longer than those in the study who were sedentary. Those who were runners would live 3.2 years longer than the sedentary group. We expected that and are not surprised. However, those who played tennis lived 9.7 years longer than their sedentary counterparts. Those who played badminton lived 6.2 years longer. Huh? Were swimming in open water, biking like crazy and running all the roads and trails weather. Tennis players dont do the things we do. Well, the numbers are the numbers and a large British study a few years earlier came up with similar results were basically the same. So what are we missing? A better question might be what can we take away from this? There could be several but I would like to dwell on two of them. Tennis (and other racquet sports) involve a lot of starting and stopping quickly. When played full out, you experience a lot of sprinting in them. Multi-sport disciplines tend to be done continually at a certain sustainable pace. So, tennis can be more representative of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) which recent studies have shown point of view. Another factor to consider is that playing racquet sports involves two or more people. Multi-sport disciplines can be performed by yourself. People do train with a friend or a group, but solitary cycling or running might be the norm. Many studies have indicated that social interaction is a positive thing for your health and wellness. So, as were pursuing our passions, lets not forget interval training and lets take someone along for the ride (or run). Jason Cerone of Pensacola Beach practices cycling dismounts at the Tri Gulf Coast Youth Triathlon Clinic for kids, September 1 at Park East. Young athletes were divided by age groups and worked with expert stations along the course. The Sea Turtle Tri will be Sunday, October 8 at Park East. Kids will swim, bike and run on a closed course. Spectators are welcome.Upcoming on Pensacola Beach Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m. Casino Beach/Gulfside Pavilion area Sea Turtle Triathlon ( ages 7 15 years old) Sunday, October 7, 8 a.m. Park East


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