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Volume XIV, Number 12 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 2, 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 Songwriters Arrive on Island Festival Celebrates Tenth YearThe tenth annual Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival is going to be out of this world! Co-founders Reneda and Jim Pasquale bring songwriters from across the globe to Pensacola Beach to perform in unique venues and up-close concerts, October 3-7. One of the concerts is in the Spaceship House, Saturday, October 6. Pensacola Beach raised singer-songwriter Pearl Clarkin, above, and her family own the iconic beach landmark, and those who get one of the limited tickets for sale will be treated to tours, photos, and concerts. Clarkin, who attends college in Nashville, while singing and writing, is thrilled to return to Pensacola Beach to perform for friends and fans. For more fan info, go to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times October 2, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarBCC: 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 BCC: Tuesday, October 9, Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m.; Public Forum, 4:30 p.m.; Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: SRIA: Wednesday, October 24, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Meeting. 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) Songwriters, Spaceships, Sensational Music Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival Pulls Out All The Stops For Tenth Anniversary Festival Founders Reneda and Jim Pasquale


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 October 2, 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 6, 1983 The Islander Newspaper A quiet settles over the Island now. The streets, the skies, the water and the beach bistros all seem calm again. Even the hoarse cry of the gulls overhead sounds more musical. The beach sands and their harvest of sparkling shells lie smooth and untrampled. It is the end of one season and the beginning of another. What is left for the locals when the wild days of summer fade away? A lot. The residents sit in their chairs and watch the island guests pack their cars. They throw their sandy clothes and buckets and empty coolers into the trunk. Silently, they haul their punctured plastic rafts to the trash and sadly, they take a long last look at the Gulf of Mexico as it creates its endless energy, washing the sand, washing the sand. The departing visitors wave goodbye to the locals, and obviously envious, they steam away to their big city life. And what is left for us? Well, for one thing, we can drive down uncrowded streets or bicycle safely along as residents cars swing out to give the right of way. We can drive around speed bumps in the Tiki parking sit at the most popular hangouts. We do not have to wait in line for pizzas at Neros, and if we are bumping shoulders with people at Bogies, at least its someone we know. Islanders hop, skip and jump to the tune of the tourists from early Spring until mid September and with few exceptions, they graciously accept the summer crowds. Most locals have come to know they must share their beautiful island with all who will come here to enjoy. over litter and messes and vandals, he has every right. And yet, the good guests keep the Island going and they come to love, not only this paradise, but its colorful population as well. We commend the members of the Pensacola Beach Church who often have more guests than regulars on summer Sundays. They always have the welcome mat out front. And to all the waitresses, bartenders, maids, lifeguards and desk clerks who joined in the Were Glad Youre Here in Florida program, congratulations! And now, the summer endsand the locals come back into the sunlight. When they arent at work, they can fish and sun, and bike and danceand play darts and shoot pooland this year, they can take a bow for their hospitality. Maybe, that tourist you were so nice to will be your next door neighbor some day. After all, how many actual-fortrue natives of Pensacola Beach are there? Most of us in the beach family drifted here from somewhere else. We became natives by choice, not by lineage. So, we band together now, looking forward to the golden days of Fall, 1983. Once again, a quiet has settled over our Island. Pensacola Beach resident Terry Preston was awarded a Professional Achievement Award by her alma mater, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, at a reunion last month. In the presentation, the USMMA noted that Preston has worked in almost every sector After graduation she sailed with Exxon for over a decade progressing her license to Unlimited Masters while raising two daughters with her seafaring husband. After Exxon, she served on a multidisciplinary team that managed the Ready Reserve Force at the Maritime Administration, including the activation of 98 vessels for Operation Desert Storm, and surveying aged the environmental cleanup and closure of the Naval Aviation Depot, NAS Pensacola, which now houses 8,000 enlisted sailors in schools. For the past 24 years Terry has dedicated her professional career to workplace safety and environmental protection. She was a key industry representative on EPAs Maritime Sector team and was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to three consecutive terms on the Maritime Advisory Committee on Merchant Marine Academy Recognizes Preston For Outstanding Achievement Terry Preston, right, and her husband Bill. Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). She worked on the team that developed the OSHA Maritime Safety Training classes, and continues to teach OSHA Maritime Classes for the University of Alabama. She is currently the CEO of EHS Made Easy, LLC, which provides consulting in environmental permitting and safety compliance. Preston, who was among the the Merchant Marine Academy, commented that three of the achievement awards went to her female classmates. The Class of 1978 had 250 graduates. In her spare time, she coowns a Mardi Gras store with her daughter and serves on the boards of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce and the Pensacola Beach Advocates, and volunteers for the Gulf Islands National Seashore turtle nesting organizations. Terry is a member of Tri Gulf Coast, so you will often see her swimming in the Gulf or pedaling along Via de Luna. A special Happy First Birthday to Lucy Wray. She is the lucky little pooch who lives with Bill and Kim Wray. Her birthday celebration included a visit to the Sandbars outdoor deck.


PAGE 4 Island Times October 2, 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, Oct. 2, 6 PM Michael Doussan Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival THURS OCT 4 SUN OCT 7Thur, Oct 4 5 PM Nicole Bennett, Melissa Bret, Shelby Leeann 6 PM Makenna & Brock 7 PM Rusty Tabor, Allissa Moreno, Greg Crowe 8 PM Bernie Nelson, Kensie Coppin, Dave Gibson 9 PM Lynn Drury, Kim Carson, Amanda Walker Fri, Oct 5 5 PM Sailor Jerri, Brooke Brown 6 PM Shawn Bowling, Jason Justice, Kevin Swanson 7 PM James LeBlanc, Angela Hacker, Matt Warren 8 PM Sean Gasaway, Kyle Wilson, Chad Wilson 9 PM Sam Price, Wayward Jones 10:30 PM Late night jam Sat Oct 6 3-5 PM Open Mic 5:30 PM CJ Watson Send Off 6 PM To CJ with Love: Tribute Show, Donna Britton, Dani Carroll, Ruell Chappell, Ross Orenstein 7 PM Thom Bresh, Jim Pasquale, Jonmark Stone 8 PM Quinn Loggins, Hannah Ellis, Nick Wayne 9 PM CJ Solar, Brent Anderson, Joel Shewmake Sun Oct 7 1 PM Sugarcane Jane 2 PM Sailor Jerri, Robert Wayne Walkup 3 PM Michael Doucet & Sarah Quintana 4 PM Nouveaux HonkiesThe little saloon in sandspur history which served a burger named after the barkeep was the Sundeck Saloon and Sidewalk Caf. The second owners were Joy and Les Anderson. The name of the burger was the Lester Burger aka the Les Burger. Joy was a fantastic cook and accomplished artist. After an early morning of fueling folks with breakfast and mid-day lunch meals, she would go home to take a break. Les was in charge of the Sundeck in the late afternoons. He had regular customers, dart players and the odd-tourist who would wander in and not leave. If he felt like it, he would cook a hamburger. Hed slather a bun with mustard and mayo, drop a pickle in the center with a crisp lettuce leaf. He always added an oddly thick slice of onion. Better get your beer ready. Les liked drinking draft beer with his customers. He did not really like preparing food. So, the Lester Burger, was available sporadically. If he did not feel like cooking or he did not like you, he would say, Sorry, the kitchen is closed. In addition to the Lester Burger and a strong line up of cold beer, there was a small chalkboard on which Les had scribed, Wine List. #1 Red. #2 White. Please order by number. The original owner was Jim Randol. Jim gets credit for creating the beach bar and chilled out vibe, but not the wine list. Lester Burger was the guy who knows all the answers, Morrie Drees. He said I ate them all the time. So, Sir Morrie of the Knights of the Trivia Roundtable wins the t-shirt this time. He was followed by Tina remember wonderful Les Anderson at the Sundeck Saloon. He and Joy were my adoptive parents and started working there! My own parents loved them as much as I did. That's where all the skydivers hung out, they would jump into Les and Joy's yard or on the beach and then go to the Sundeck for beers. Good memories. Jayne Redmond rang in with a correct answer, too. She liked the Les Burger. Felicia Fisher was right on target with her lessis-more answer, which simply said, Les. The Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks was shockingly close to being correct. Her answer, Les Anderson, would have earned her the win if she was playing horseshoes or launching hand grenades. She will remain upon the high throne of the Kingdom of the Woefully Incorrect, adding another jewel to her crown. Shes not alone. Flyboy Jim Knell crashed on take off with his answer, Surf Burger. Surf Burger was located above Key Sailing, and never turned anyone away from ordering a burger. Knell promoted himself to the King of Maybe. He should consult with Lovely Lynda. She might know the answer to this one. The Pensacola Beach Community Church is at the corner of Via de Luna and Avenida 18. It looks like a church. Pitched roof, cross. Even a fellowship hall. That was not always the case. At its beginning, it was an unassuming cinder block one story structure, which was built by the Pensacola Beach Womans Club. It was their clubhouse. Then in a sweeping gesture of community spirit and generosity, they gifted it to the Church. Do you know when that happened? What year did the Beachs oldest civic organization gift their Clubhouse to the Beach Church to use as a sanctuary and community center? So, guess the year and get it emailed right away. Send your answer to shelley@myislandtimes. com with your name and trivia in the subject line. First correct answer will win an Island Times trivia shirt!MEDIA INFLUENCERSawyer Asmar has a knack for knowing whats newsworthy. six foot long rattlesnake. His cell phone footage was an immediate internet sensation and the local media outlets picked it up, too. Mom Meri and Dad Joel hope he next time. SEVENTY FIVE DAYSIsland Times columnist and local author Sharla Gorder likes to do everything well in advance. She submits her story way ahead of deadline, so it should be no surprise that she celebrates her December birthday in October. Thats correct. Her friends, fans and family have seventy-five days to celebrate and congratulate Sharla. No belated birthday cards will be accepted. SWEETHEARTSNora Jones was surprised by her longtime boyfriend Justin Emling when he dropped to one knee during a music festival in Chicago, Illinois to ask for her hand in marriage. Nora, who is rarely speechless, gasped and recovered her senses to say, yes. The couple have not set a wedding date, but hopefully the ceremony will be closer to home.TEXAS TIME de Balthazar woefully leaves the beach each fall for the antique show in Round Top, Texas. Her company, which bears her name, will be showcased for 14 days among the worlds top antique and interior design groups. In addition to that, shes been nominated among the Women of Distinction by the local Girl Scouts for her commitment to the community.LIZZARD WINSPensacola Beach resident Elizabeth Hewson earned first place in the 100 individual medley at the Pensacola Senior Games, Sept. 16. Her swim qualiSenior Games in Clearwater, Florida in December. She is also an open water swimmer and prefers the Gulf to the pool. Pensacola Beach Womans Club swore in two new members and reinstated a membership at their September 20 meeting at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. New members (L to R) are: Jeanne Murphy, and Lynn Castel, while Lisa Burgess was formally reinstated. The Pensacola Beach Womans Club meets monthly at the Beach Church, volunteers at Beach events and supports local charitable causes.


PAGE 5 Island Times October 2, 2018 The Santa Rosa Island Au thority Development and Leasing Committee drilled into proposed Amendment 9 at their September 26 meeting. Amendment 9 would prohibit offshore oil and gas drilling in state owned waters; and prohibit vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces. The Commitdrilling poses an unacceptable threat to the economy and environment, but feared that the bundling of the drilling with vaping might have the Amendment removed from the November ballot. Committee Chair Tammy Bohannon preferred that the SRIA drilling. Christian Wagley of the Gulf Restoration Network asked the Committee to support Amending is not compatible with Flor idas tourism-based economy, quality of life or sensitive environment. Committee members concurred in their opposition to offshore drilling, but the draft resolution supporting Amendment 9 was not broad enough to represent their intentions. Board Member Karen Sindel said, It would be shocking if this board did not make a statement governing body of Pensacola Beach, we do not want to see any While Committee Member Brigette Brooks supported the the draft resolution included six named federal Acts that she was unfamiliar with. She was unwilling to approve the language of the resolution based on that. Board Member Janice Gilley added that Amendment 9 only applies to State waters, and she supports banning drilling in the Gulf Committee Member Thomas Campanella opposes offshore drilling and reminded the Committee of the impacts that the oil spill had on the community. We all remember what happened Escambia County Board of County Commissioners passed a resolution opposing offshore drilling, seismic airgun blasting off the Florida coast, and any rollback of drilling safety rules in February. Based on that Bohannon, wanted the SRIA to consider a resolution stating their position. with rewording the resolution to drilling while removing refer ences to Amendment 9 and the six named federal acts. SRIA Chairman Jerry Watson said the newly drafted resolution would be discussed at the Full Board Meeting, October 10.Island Authority Committee Opposes Offshore Drilling, Seeks Resolution WordingThe Development and Leasing Committee also approved a request from Robert Rinke, Pensacola Beach Boardwalks master leaseholder to relocate Envie and The Wine Bar. Envie will move to the waterfront Salty Bar will relocate to the Cactus Flower location and change its name to Lucas Bistro and Wine Flower will close. It is Rinkes future plan to move all restaurants to the waterfront side of the Boardwalk but too time consuming at this point. Lucas Bistro and Wine Bar will not be the only new beach food establishment. Jellys Eatery received conceptual approval from the Architectural and Environmental Committee. The open air restaurant will be located next door to Red Fish Blue Fish in the Soundside Shopping Center. The Administrative Committee accepted the financial reports for the month of July from Finance Director Dottie Ford. The lease fee collections of $1,163,164 were 1.7 percent higher than July of the previous year. Expenses remain below budget. The Committee unanimously approved a $2,500 grant request from Pensacola Beach Womans Club President Barbara Landfair to assist with marketing the Clubs annual fundraiser. Landfair told the Committee that the proceeds from the February 14 Valentine the Pensacola Beach Elementary School, Pensacola Beach Junior Lifeguard Program, Pensacola Beach Community Church and HER Foundation which supports homeless female veterans. The SRIA Full Board will meet Wednesday, October 10 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available online at County Seeks Volunteer For Tourist CouncilThe Escambia County Board of County Commissioners is seeking Escambia County residents interested in volunteering to be considered for an appointment representative on the Escambia County Tourist Development Council. Council members serve a quarterly for approximately two hours. Escambia County residents interested in serving are asked to submit a resume and letter indicating their desire to serve on the council by the close of business on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Resumes should be submitted to Judy Witterstaeter, Program Coordinator, Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1591, Pensacola, FL 32502, or emailed to jhwitter@ Please be aware that resumes submitted to a BCC agenda for consideration will become part subject to public records requests.


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 TacosOctober 2, 2018 My grandson Jesiah Fitzgerald turned 18-years-old on September 29. Wow. One minute he came into this life, the next he was at Bobby D's (original) Beach Bar on his way home. Jesiah will forever hold the title of "Youngest Islander at Bobby D's." While less than 48 hours old, it was a gorgeous day, and his Mama Mel Miller was so happy to be released from the hospital she stopped to show on the open patio. Funny, conworld included a short visit at a local bar but he was a very healthy baby. And need I say, hes "the love of my life" along with Bill (Pappy)? It seems like the next minute he's 18. I know there were a lot of minutes in between but Lord, they went by so fast. We've enjoyed all the time we've shared and there's a plethora of magical memories. Jesiah and I have stood happily on our deck and been amazed at the special glory of the sun rising or the sun setting, every one more spectacular than the last. We have also survived the worst that life has been at times. My darlin' beach boy still managing to retain all that is essential to his soul and makes him who he is today. I can't wait to see what his life will be, where he will go and what he will give to the world. Rest assured, Nanny (and Pappy) won't ever be too far away. So, Happy 18th Birthday Jesiah and many, many more! Happy Birthday to Lynn Cieutat, who shares the same day. She celebrated at her "Cottage By The Sea" with some of her favorite relatives and friends, while Chuck Steele stole away back over here. He's wise enough to know when to leave the ladies. There's another September Birthday so special I have to "Tip my Tiara" to John Traer, aka Pierce. He chose to celebrate his Sept. 19 birthday by creating a "Birthday Fundraiser for St. Jude's Child Research Hospital. How cool is that? It's not too late to help Pierce reach his goal. Just go to and click on John Traer to make a donation. I know that many of us already donate to St. Jude's, but this is a separate and special birthday gift. Even if you can only donate $5, every little bit helps. I have known and loved Pierce for many years before I even knew his real name. I would love to see Pierce reach his goal. What an inspiration from such a wonderful friend. "Running Around Wreck" Paulette Provost celebrated by fense, he and Paulette have been road-tripping to Biloxi all year. I hope one of them squeezed something outta one of those thieving machines. Since I don't do research, I'm not really positive it was on his birthday. I do know he needs the break since the Krewe of Wrecks (KOW) started earlier this year. Dates, places and times will be listed in the next IT. Put them on your calendar, then go join the KOW and have some fun! The KOW is the original beach krewe and If you've never been in a krewe, this is the place to start. For a $35 membership fee, you won't ber of the original Krewe who Also check IT for all the your favorites during this years Songwriter's Festival. It's always a local favorite event; there's a tremendous amount of local talent along with a few big hitters willing to perform and give advice. Since school started a few weeks ago, let me give you some advice: Slow Down! It's one of my pet peeves when drivers ignore the school zones. With all the signage posting speed limits of 20 mph along with road markings which designate the school speed limit zones (beginning and end), you have no excuse. As an Elder, I have begun blasting my horn at every vehicle that passes me in a school sure hope Law Enforcement OfI resort to standing out there with a blow dryer (to resemble a radar gun) and a megaphone. Just pay attention because hitting a child is something that of your life when all you had to do was slow down for a few minutes. I would love to slow down but it's not in my foreseeable future. Once my column is done, pack for another Birthday Trip to Biloxi. This one belongs to cially September 13. Timing has always been an issue with Elaine's Birthday Trip for some unknown reason. There have been a couple of years that it was October before we managed to celebrate her Birthday Trip. It happened often enough that Christine Hewerdine thought Elaine's birthday actually was in October! September is really a busy month; school is in session, Labor Day holiday, Taste of the Beach, vacations, tons of birthdays, football has started, baseball hasn't ended and my brain turns to mush. For all the September Birthdays I failed to mention, I apologize. But my space is only so long and a mushy brain does not help. So I'll (belatedly) dedicate this weeks recipe to all September Birthdays. It's a good one and even better if you know tree. My sister Brenda has one weren't ripe when I was there and they'll be gone by the time I get back. Even if you don't love after you try this recipe. It's time to cook...... Gorgonzolla Dolce wise, place them on a baking sheet and dig a little hole in the 3 drops of balsamic vinegar and walnut half. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Serves 6-8 or double for a bigger crowd. Enjoy, share, always be kind and join the Krewe of Wrecks. See ya in the kitchen..... Its all about the Fall celebrations at the Pensacola Beach Womans Club meeting. The football-themed September 20 luncheon at the Beach Church included Happy Birthday wishes to (L to R): Julie Anderson, Marlene Nuckols, Mary Lee and Shelby Smith.


Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Island Times PAGE 7 October 2, 2018 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension 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 BEAUTIFUL SOUNDFRONT LOT Large, nearly half acre Soundfront lot. 196 FT of waterfront.MLS #520548 815 Rio Vista $990,000 Red Tidea look at this problem Most of us have now have heard about the red tide occurring in southwest Florida and the terrible impact it is having on the economy, and quality of life, for our friends down there. Now we are hearing about it in the Florida panhandle and some are concerned about the possible impacts here. At the time of this writing, red tide has been reported almost every one of the panhandle counties. The levels have reached low to medium in Bay County and has been a lot written about this situation, but what I would like to do here is give a few bullet points: Red tide is a naturally occurring event. There are records that the Spanish experienced red tides during the colonial period so they are not events that originate with human produced pollution. Red tides typically origithe Gulf coast, but are more common in southwest Florida. Red tides are certainly nothing new to our friends down there. Red tide is actually a bloom of a type of marine algae. The group of algae that cause They are single celled plant-like creatures that possess an exterior shell with two grooves within. themselves in the water and move up and down within the current. produce red tide, of the ones that do Karenia brevis is the species that dominates the Gulf of Mexico communities. Being plant-like creatures, blooms of these algae occur in warm waters with high nutrients. K. brevis prefers high salinity and so blooms tend to in the summer when the shallow warmer. The source of increased nutrients in this part of the Gulf is not quite understood and more research here is needed. K. brevis occurs naturally in the water column of the Gulf, and that includes the panhandle. Concentrations are typically less than 1000 cells / liter of seawater. When stressed, K. brevis will release a toxin. At these non-detectable concentrations, there are no impacts. As the summer months warm the Gulf, and nutrient levels increase, K. brevis will begin to multiple reaching levels of 1000 cells/liter or higher. As they increase in number, the water darkens with their presence giving the ocean a red color and the name for the phenomena. A red tide can dissipate within the few days, or a front can disperse them across the Gulf, lowering their concentration and negative impacts. However, the weather can actually fuel increased growth and red tides have been known to last for up to 18 months. At times, fronts will push red tides towards the coast. FWC volunteers who monitor the water, will begin to detect and report them. Many times, they are at background, or low, concentrations and little impact is noticed. Other times the concentrations are kills will occur. Human issues involve the respiratory system coughing, sneezing, burning eyes and throat are common responses. Those with pre-existing respiratory issues have a particularly tough time when red tides come close to shore. When concentrations harvesting will close. It does not toxins the red tide produces can increase in concentration and the consuming them can increase. Marine mammals and sea turtles have a low tolerance for these brevotoxins and many will die during a red tide. Many times, when the red tide approaches shore, the ing into the Gulf of Mexico will fuel it. This can enhance the red tide to high concentrations and At the time of this writing, concentration between Pinellas and Collier counties is over 1,000,000 cells / liter. Much of the increased nutrients in the bay waters is reptile, and mammal kills are occurring along southwest Florida now. The red tide there has been lingering for months and has caused problems for the locals. Many of the red tide events in the Florida panhandle are actually blooms that originated in southwest Florida and fronts (or storms) push them into our area. The situation is the weather and currents can drive them inshore and, depending on the concentration, can cause problems for us. In recent years, we have had red tides that have closed scalloping in St. Joe Bay, and in 2015, we had one that lasted until our shores. Currently, red tide has been reported at backgroundlow levels from Gulf to Santa Rosa counties. Over the last few weeks, only one sample from Escambia County had background concentrations. Fish kills have been reported in Bay and Walton counties, and respiratory problems in Bay and Gulf counties. We have no idea how high the concentrations will get, or when the event will end. Hopefully, by the time this goes to print, it will be over for us. The green algae bloom you see on commercials is not the red tide but a bloom of toxic bluegreen algae known as cyanobacteria. These are freshwater species east coast of Florida. It is believed this bloom was generated from excessive nutrients running ing into Lake Okeechobee. I hope this answers some of your questions about the red tide event. Q: What Are The New IPhone Models? A: Three new Apple iPhone models have been introduced. The new models are enhancements to the iPhone X released last year. The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can now be ordered, with delivery in October. The iPhone XR will be available to order on October 26. The iPhone XS has a starting price of $999 and the XS Max has a starting price of $1099. the two is the screen size. The XS Max has the biggest screen (6.5") of any iPhone ever sold. The iPhone XR screen does not have the Super Retina features that the XS models have, so its price starts at $749. The Super Retina screen has a 1,000,000 to 1 contrast ratio. The screen on the XR model has a 1,400 to 1 contrast ratio. Also, the phones a have good water resistance features. The XS phones are water resistant to a depth of two meters (about 6 feet) and the XR phone has water resistance to one meter. my attention is the price. Unlike computer prices, which have continued to drop, the phone prices keep going higher. The new iPhones cost approximately twice as much as a Windows computer, and are similar in price to a basic Apple Macbook laptop. One way to get the phone without paying full price is to trade in your old phone. About 9 months ago, I purchased an iPhone 8 for $700. (Actually, I got two phones from AT&T in a buy one, get one free deal). On the Apple website we can calculate a trade-in price for used phones. For my iPhone 8, the trade-in price is $325. Apple also accepts trade-in of phones from other manufacturers such as LG, Google, Samsung and others. The maximum trade-in amount is $525. The prices for the phones are always shown as "starting prices." The actual cost of the phone depends on how much storage capacity is selected. The starting price is for a phone with 64 gigabytes of storage. Depending on the model, storage can be 64, 128, 256 or 512 gigabytes of storage. The price of an iPhone XS with 512 gigabytes of storage increases by $400 (to $1,399 for the XS and to $1,499 for the XS Max). 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.


PAGE 8 Island Times October 2, 2018 PBA MAKING THE SEMIS Congratulations to Gulf Breeze High School seniors Michaela OGrady, John Ratkowiak and Benjamin Van Sleen for qualifying as National Merit talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will considered for a Merit Scholar fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, ITS TRIVIAL the Dolphin Barrister Club, is the major annual fundraiser for the Gulf Breeze High School Speech year, the event attracted 18 teams for a trivia showdown, September on the Loose, comprised of Gulf Breeze Middle School teachers Captain Mary Lou OGrady took home second place and the Gulf Breeze High School teachers team Dolphin Lundgren, earned event help defray the cost of the in a competitive debate program throughout the year, expanding their research, problem solving, and public speaking skills through the art of evidence based But it is also a very expensive for evidence packets, league fees, judges' fees, tournament registration fees, travel costs, competes in local tournaments, as well as two national tournaments per year one at the University of Florida in Gainesville, and one at Additionally, those who qualify each year travel to the Florida Fo rensic League state tournament, KICK IT FOR CHARITY urday, October 27 on Fields 2 and 4 at the Gulf Breeze Recreation into the event is now open with proceeds being donated toward the purchase of an assistance More information and to RED RIBBON WEEK Board has designated October 23-31 as Red Ribbon Week with the theme: Life is Your Journey, students to participate in drug prevention education activities, making a visible statement to show they are strongly commit FALL FESTIVAL ementary School Fall Festival is Levin Rinke Realty Realtor Walter Pierce gives the Taste of the Beach audience instructions on how to play the beach ball game, September 15 at the Gulfside Pavilion. The crowd keeps the balls in the air until the music stops. Levin Rinke Realty were title sponsors at Taste of the Beach. (Photos below show the crowd in action)


PAGE 9 Island Times October 2, 2018 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 Sharla Dawn and Little Teresa, Guatemala City, Guatemala around 1988


PAGE 10 Island Times October 2, 2018 Beach Chamber Board Chairman Ron Spradling was riding the wave of success from Taste of the Beach as he welcomed members to the September 20 Beach Ball Breakfast meeting at Our Ladys Hunt Hall. Spradling awarded Business of the Month honors to Underwood Anderson Insur and noted that Underwood Anderson has been at this location for 34 years and his fathers grocery store occupied that same location decades earlier. We are part of the community and not going anywhere, all your insurance needs. Chamber Membership Chairman Kailey Weiner reported that Saden Chiropractic and Cosses on the Beach joined the Chamber. The are 180 Chamber members. She also announced that membership renewals are due. Weiner creates and sends the Chamber e-blast each week; members are allowed to submit a 75 word announcement to Visitors included Maria Weisbruch, who serves as the Executive Director of the Wauconda, Illinois Chamber of Commerce. Weisbruch was a contest judge at Taste of the Beach and attended the Beach Ball Breakfast. She complimented both events. The October calendar is Beach School PTA president, announced that the schools biggest fundraiser, the Fall Festival is set for Friday, October 19. The event is on campus and open to the public. The PTA is currently soliciting donations and silent auction items. The Chambers Art and Wine Festival is Sunday, October 21 from 11 to 4 p.m. with a Wine Tasting from noon until 3 p.m. The event will be held at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Artist applications are still be accepted. Kara Gauntt, Santa Rosa Island Authority events coordinator, invited businesses to par ticipate in the Beach-o-Ween, Friday, October 26 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The Beach Chamber, SRIA and Visit Pensacola are partnering to host this family friendly Halloween themed event. Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland added that the Chamber is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the Beach-o-Ween. If interested, contact her at 850-932-1500. MediaCom sponsored the Beach Ball Breakfast, so Senior Account Executive Mary Sivert was the featured speaker. MediaCom provides internet, phone and television services for businesses. The next Beach Ball Breakfast is Thursday, October 18 at Our Ladys Hunt Hall. Breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by the meeting at 8 a.m. Prospective members are welcome to at 850-932-1500 or email penbeach@visitpensacolabeach. com for a guest pass. Chamber Relishes Food Festival Success, Looks To October Wine Fest Flounders Executive Chef Dennis Moore was the winner of the Chefs Cooking Challenge at Taste of the Beach, September 15 at the Gulfside Pavilion. Chefs had thirty minutes to prepare a world class dish for the three judges using seafood and a mystery ingredient. This years mystery ingredient was Candy Corn. Chef Dennis had incorrectly guessed it would be gummy worms. The Beach Chamber hosts the Taste of the Beach to showcase the beachs chefs and restaurants. The eleventh annual Taste of the Beach, included a Team Cooking Challenge, September 15 at the Gulf side Pavilion. The Krewe of Wrecks sent a team of royal ladies who out cooked all other teams. CAT Country radio personality Brent Lane, left, congratulated Shelby Smith, Rhonda Henry and Pam Jewell as Beach Chamber President Alison Westmoreland presented the medallions and champions plaque. The CAT Country Cat gave the team a thumbs up! Pensacola Beach Womans Club sends volunteers in full force to the Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach. Each volunteer received a tshirt, but Marilyn Greinger and Renee Nader made a fashion statement when they volunteered September 15 at the Hospitality Tent. Their shirts were tied, tailored, and beaded to make them the most unique the festival has ever seen. The Kappa Sigma Fraternity brothers from UWF are the muscle behind the set up of the Taste of the Beach Festival site. They volunteered on Friday afternoon and turned out for a very early Saturday morning boys. A big thank you to Chapter President Aaron Goldstein, and Aaron Williams, Alex Brock, Alex Najera, Anthony Ruiz, Braijon Carr, Brandon Rushton, Cameron Kirk, Evan Scott, Jack Keating, Jhorlan Perez, Josh Taylor, Kevin Post, Kyle Wilson, Luke Chirum, Nathan Jackson, Nick Lund, Nick Sannicarla, Nolan Garret, Stratton Hollins, Tony Kaono, Travis Wicker, Tyler Jacobs, Wesley Davis, Zach Slavin, Austin Debruicker and Hunter Labbie. They work under the direction of Jim Cox, who is the festival site manager.


Island Times PAGE 11 October 2, 2018 Brent Anderson Aaron Barker Nicole Bennett Nick Biebricher Jared Blake Jack Bond Shawn Bowling Thom Bresh Melissa Bret Brooke Brown Anne Buckle Rusty Budde Donna Britton Bukevicz Tim Buppert Daryl Burgess Jeremy Bussey Dani Carroll Kim Carson Hope Cassidy Col (R) Jill Chambers Chloe Channell Ruell Chappell Christina Christian Timothy Chandler Ashton Clark Pearl Clarkin Kensie Coppin Greg Crowe Daryl Wayne Dasher Dan Demay Daniel Demay Doucet & Quintana Lynn Drury Billy Ryan Droze Hannah Ellis Kylie Feltenberger Jim Femino Adrienne Follese Keith Follese Chris Gantry Sean Gasaway Dave Gibson Angela Hacker Tommy Ike Hailey Whit Hill Cody James Faith Jess Andi Zack Johnson Ken Johnson Nicole Johnson Jason Justice Lauren Kay Josh Kerr Jill Kinsey Goldie Lahr Joe Leather Bamboo Willies Blues Angel Music Captn Fun Crabs Casino Beach Bar Drowsy Poet @ Innerlight Fish Heads @Days Inn Flounders Frisky Dolphin/Sandbar Hemingways Island Grill Holiday Inn Resort LaPlayita Landshark Landing Margaritaville Hotel Lillos Tuscan Grille Paddy OLearys Paradise Bar and Grill Pensacola Bay Cruises Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheater Pensacola Beach Community Church Upper Room @Innerlight WSRE Studio Amped WED SUN OCT 3-7 Maximize Your PotentialSaturday, October 6 11 am & 12:30 pm Upper Room @Innerlight Two Part Seminar, $30 to registerTaste of Tuscany LillosFriday, Oct 5 7:30 pm, $45 Songs & Sunset LillosSaturday, Oct 6 6:45 pm, $35reservation required for ticketsSongwriters CruisesFriday, Oct 5 5:30 pm, $40 Saturday, Oct 6 1:30 pm, $30 Quietwater Dock reservation required for ticketsMoonlight and MusicThursday, October 4 6 pm Hemingways Island Grill Dinner & Show, $30reservation required for ticketsRed, White & YouSaturday, October 6 6 pmOperation Song Veterans Write Beach Church No charge Food, Drink for saleTICKETS SCHEDULES DETAILS PensacolaBeachSongfest.comBlues Angel MusicOct 4 Book Signing Bernie Nelson ~ Free Oct 5 Concert Bresh & Loudermilk ~ Free Oct 7 Songwriting Workshop, $50workshop reservation at Songwriters Stages Studio AmpedFriday, October 5 7 pm WSRE TVJerry Vandiver, Anne Buckle, Tim Bupper for infoSpaceship House ShowcaseSaturday, October 6 3pm 1304 Panferio $10 coverreservation required 120 Songwriters 150+ Performances 23 Venues James LeBlanc Shelby Leeann Colleen Lloy Quinn Loggins Brigitte London Mike Loudermilk Makenna & Brock Glenn Martin Shane Martin Troy Martin Jim McCormick Chris Meyers Ronny Miller Tony Montgomery Alissa Moreno Mark Narmore Bernie Nelson Nouveaux Honkies Ross Orenstein Chad Austin Parker Jim Pasquale Michael Peterson (local) Michael Peterson II Elaine Petty Ricky Lee Phelps Sam Price Suzi Ragsdale Jessie Lynn Ritter Nathan Robinson Ami Gussie Russ Sailor Jerri Pete Sallis Joel Shewmake Donna Slater Anthony Smith CJ Solar Jonmark Stone Sugarcane Jane Kevin Swanson Rusty Tabor Payton Taylor Jerry Vandiver Amanda Walker Robert Wayne Walkup Matt Warren Nick Wayne Wayward Jones Tris Weeks Brian White Phillip White Matthew Williams The Wilson Brothers Vickie Truett Rick Uzdevenes Stephen Veal Xaris


Island Times October 2, 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) You might need to get more facts to help you work out those problems with your new project. As always, a friendly approach shows the charming Arian at his or her persuasive best. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Information is what energizes ambition, and this is a good time for the ambitious Bovine to expand his or her range of knowledge and to be ready for the challenges that lie ahead. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) This is a good time to consider making some long-overdue decorating changes at home or in your workplace. A splash of color can help raise spirits, even on the grayest day. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Learn more. Earn more. That's the formula for Moon Children looking to expand their career horizons. Investigate the best places to get those training courses you'll need. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your creative side helps gain attention for many of your ideas. But don't neglect the practical aspects involved in implementing their move from paper to production. Good luck. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) A health problem should not be ignored. The sooner you check it out, the sooner you can deal with it and then move on. Some job advice comes from an unlikely source. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A relationship takes an unexpected shift that could leave you puzzled and hurt. Asking for an explanation could help uncover the reason for this sudden turn of events. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Your busy schedule has drawn down much of your energy levels. Restore them by spending a well-earned time out enjoying the arts -perhaps with that special someone. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Make that presentation with confidence. Remember: When you show you believe in yourself, it helps persuade others that you truly know what you're doing. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you usually prefer doing things on your own, a group effort might be advisable at this time. Try to keep an open mind about suggestions from colleagues. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) This could be a good time to reassess some of your recent decisions and see if any adjustments should be made based on facts that you might have just uncovered. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An emotionally charged situation creates uncertainty about the future of your relationship. Best advice: Talk things out while there's still time to reach a new understanding. Jambo (Hello everybody). If you hang out with me for too long, Ill brainwash you into believing in yourself and knowing you can achieve anything. Sounds like the founders of Pensacola Beach. Each year they built on the foundation of trust and respect for others. Churches were begun and supported by the island families. Schools blossomed, and businesses began to pay their bills on a timely basis. The Krewe of Wrecks was also formed to help in the slow months. Numbers of cars crossing the local toll bridge recently attests to the paychecks of the heart coming to fruition. TIP: The leaves are starting to change and the temperature is starting to drop. To prepare, we pack up the tank tops and shorts and pull out the jackets. But how do you get your dog ready for fall? These six basic tips will ensure that your dog has a safe, happy pumpkinspice season. 1. Water During the summer we remember to fill the water bowl frequently because its so hot outside. For the fall, keep the water bowl full, too! As the temperatures drop lower and lower, keep an eye out on any outdoor water bowls to make sure they arent freezing over. 2. Bed Wood and tile floors can get cold. Pull out the dog blankets and make a warm sleeping space for your pooch. Wash and/or change the blankets at least once a week. 3. Diet Dogs use more energy keeping warm in colder weather. You may need to increase their food portions during fall and winter to help him keep warm. Check with vet to see if this is the case. 4. Shedding We tend to think that shedding is only a problem in the spring, but some dogs shed their summer coats in preparation for their winter coat. Brush daily or weekly as needed. 5. Flea/Tick Summer isnt the only time to worry about fleas and ticks. The flea and tick season can last into late fall. Many vets recommend yearround protection. Make sure your dog is covered. 6. Travel Prep Finally, its never too early to line up a pet sitter for your holiday travel! Dont ever give up on your dreams. Grandma Moses did not start painting until she was in her 70s. Try throwing kindness around like confetti. You never know where it will land. The Pensacola Humane Societys Doggie Bathe-In is Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. 2 p.m. Bathe-Ins offer low-cost dog bathing and flea dips during the warm weather season. Groomings will be available on this date and are done on a first come, first served basis. Nail trims are available for $5.Pretty Up Your Pooch At Bathe-InCharges for baths and groomings are based on the dogs weight. Please bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Pensacola Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street. For more information visit the Humane Socity website at www.


Island Times PAGE 13October 2, 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 We have come to the end of another sea turtle season and although the nest count was good this year (compared to historical averages), it was only half the record number of 170 nests we had in 2017. Many of our nests were lost during Tropical Storm Gordon in early September and several which initially appeared to have survived the storm either did not produce hatchlings or had a very low hatch rate. It's possible these nests were immersed in water for a lengthy period of time during the storm surge or that some were in lowlying areas with poor drainage, of the nest. Each nest, unless completely washed away, is excavated and assessed 72 hours after its initial hatch, or 70 days after the nest was laid, depending on the circumstances. It is during the nest assessment that we discover what happened to each egg by counting eggshells and unhatched eggs. Eggs sometimes fail to hatch due to a lack of fertilization, in which case there will be no development, but in years like this the eggs that fail to hatch are more likely to be spoiled, the result of lengthy exposure to water. Since night monitoring ceased this year, we weren't always able to verify the exact number of hatchlings that made it to the water. During morning patrol, if we discovered a nest had hatched overnight, we counted tracks to see how many of the hatchlings made it into the Gulf and how many headed in other directions, disoriented by We were able to save a few disoriented hatchlings this year through calls to the FWC hotline. These calls activated searches by turtle team members, but unfortunately the searches were rarely productive. Predators lurk, ready to snap up tiny turtles, and dehydration is also a frequent cause of death of disoriented sea turtles. Yolk sacs attached to their tummies through umbilical cords are what give hatchlings but it must last while they dig to the surface of their nests, march to the water, and make their "swimming frenzy" to the large where they can hide and feed. Any chance of survival can be seriously diminished when precious energy is wasted through disorientation. Next year our top priority must be to better educate people light has on both nesting sea turtles and hatchlings. The Escambia County Exterior Lighting Ordinance is now fully active and all residents on Pensacola Beach will need to comply with this ordinance. There will also be a telephone number listed to report code violations. While we know there will be issues with code compliance along the way, through your help we will hopefully improve the situation as well as improve our hatchling survival rate in 2019. Until next year, my friends, LIGHTS OUT! Final nest count for 2018 sea turtle season: 83 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon: Saturday, October 6, 7 a.m. Athletes will swim in the Gulf, cycle on island streets and run a Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion. Spectators are encouraged to attend and cheer, but will not be allowed in the transition areas. Line the beach, stand along the cycling route or cheer from your balcony; the athletes appreciate your encouragement. For all the details, go to Bras Across The Bridge: Saturday, October 6, 8 a.m. at The Grand Marlin. A breast cancer awareness event, participants pay $20 entry fee plus a donation of a new bra. The bras are linked at 9 a.m. and participants walk up the Bob Sikes Bridge. Its a spectacle for a great cause. Wear pink. Join the fun. Ocean Hour Clean Up: Saturday, October 6, Bob Sikes Bridge, 8:45 a.m. registration. 9 a.m. clean up. Supplies are provided; wear sunscreen, and dress appropriate for the weather. ShakerFest: Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7. Its an annual anniversary celebration for the iconic beach bar. Music, drink specials, give-aways. The Shaker Queen is crowned on Sunday at 6 p.m. Sea Turtle Triathlon: Sunday, October 7 at 8 p.m. at Park East. Closed course for kids, ages 7 to 15, to compete in swim, cycle and run event. Spectators are welcome but must arrive well before the street is closed to traffor more. Bands on the Beach: Tuesday, October 9, 7 to 9 p.m. at Casino Beach Gulfside Pavilion. Put on your Blue Suede Shoes and hear Elvis Remembered play at Bands on the Beach. Its free to attend. The concerts are hosted by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and supported by commercial and residential lease fees. www.visitpensacolabeach. com for more. Mopars and More Beach Bash II: Saturday, October 13, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car Show at the Casino Beach parking lot. This show is sponsored by Hill Kelly Dodge and benefits the Santa Rosa Kids House in Milton. $20 to enter your car. Beach Church Bingo: Sunday, October 14 at 6 p.m. Bring your snacks, drinks and friends. Cards are $1 each with three chances to win. Everyone is welcome. The Church is at the nida 18. (Also on October 28.) Fall Festival: Friday, October 19 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. The family friendly, community event is hosted by the PTA as a fundraiser for the Beach School. The school campus is transformed into a festival midway with games, food, bounce houses and slides, a Haunted House. Silent Auction, door prizes tickets are for sale. Avenida 17 infront of the school Art and Wine Festival: Sunday, October 21, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The eleventh annual Art and Wine Fest is hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber. The Wine Tasting takes place from noon until 3 p.m. and tickets are available at PensacolaBeachChamber. com. There is no charge to stroll among the art booths. Beach-o-Ween: Friday, October 26, 4 to 8 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber, Santa Rosa Island Authority and event with games, crafts, special guests, candy, karaoke, bounce house and obstacle course, unicorn pony rides and a dunk tank. Free admission. Wear your costume and have a great time. October Events Race Across The CalendarAstronomy Club Hosts Star GazeIts not Hollywood but it is full of stars the night sky above the Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola Beach sets the stage for the Sidewalk Star Gaze, Friday and Saturday, October 19-20. The event is hosted by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers, who provide telescopes, binoculars and expertise for the Star Gaze which begins at dusk. Since the skies must be clear for viewing, the event is weather permitting.


PAGE 14 Island Times October 2, 2018 CalendarCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGCLASSIFIED 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 Ready to buy or sell? Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850748-0865, or lindamurphyrealty@ 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 Contact professionals who advertise in Island Times. They are supporting the familyowned beach newspaper. Please support them!OCTOBER 2: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 3: Pensacola Beach Songwriters 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: ShakerFest Kick Off Concert. Andy Velo at Shake It Up Concert Series. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free. Shakerfest continues all weekend. Queen Coronation Sunday at 6 p.m. 5: Stargazing, 6:30 p.m. Battery Worth Picnic Area in Fort Pickens. 850-934-2612 6: SRI Triathlon, 7 a.m. Gulf Swim, Bike east Via de Luna, run east on 5K route. SantaRosaIslandTriathlon. com 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 Fort PIckens Bookstore. 850-9342612 7: Sea Turtle Tri for Kids, Park East, closed course. 8 a.m. TriGulfCoast. org 7: Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival concludes with Gospel and Art on the Boardwalk, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8: New Orleans Saints vs Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football 9: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 10: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 12: Shake It Up Music Series, Chris Lane featuring Mason Rainey and Gabby Barrett, 6 p.m. Tickets $15. 18 and over. 13: Mopar and More Beach Bash II, Casino Beach, 8 3 p.m. Car Show. 14: Beach Church Bingo, 6 p.m. Bring your snacks and drinks. 16: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 18: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, Our Ladys Hunt Hall. 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Meeting. Call 932-1500 for guest pass. 19: Fall Festival Pensacola Beach Elementary School. On Campus. Open to the Public. 19: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion, Dusk. Weather permitting. Hosted by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. Free. 20: 19: Star Gaze, Gulfside Pavilion, Dusk. Weather permitting. Hosted by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. Free. 21: NeoEndurance Fall Beach Run. On the sand, begins at the Pier. 8 a.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. 21: Pensacola Beach Chambers Art and Wine Festival, Boardwalk. 23: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 24: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 26: Hobie Wave Intergalactic sailboat races. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Key Sailing. 26: Pensacola Beach Halloween Carnival, 4 to 8 p.m. Pensacola Beach Boardwalk 27: Ocean Hour Clean Up. Park East and Park West. Check in 8:45 a.m. Ends at 10 a.m. 27: Waterboyz Surf Classic. Waves Permitting. Near Gulf Pier. 28: Run to Margaritaville, Half Marathon and 5K. 6:30 a.m. 29: Krewe of Wreck Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Sandbar/ Frisky Dolphin. 6 p.m. Bring your checkbook and your friends. 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PAGE 15 Island Times October 2, 2018 usinessuzzB B People take parks for granted. After all, theyre just landscape features: grass, shrubs and trees. However, they require constant attention since their fabric is natural, and left unattended, nature rapidly regresses to its wild and untamed state. Parks are fragare easily unmade, easily altered and easily wrecked. Morgan Park is a case in point. Designed as a living workshop for Pensacola Beach resi dents and visitors alike, the Park was modeled after landscape studies and efforts over many years by the late James P. and Dorothy S. Morgan at their home Park, centered around a natural grove of sand live oaks, was installed to show us how to enrich the islands microclimate with native species, as well as selected plants that thrive in this environment. Many, many people gave cial support to this beautiful little oasis on Pensacola Beach. Now, other than basic maintenance, the park shows neglect; broken and missing benches, broken latticework, and weeds that were It would be satisfying to see the substantial money raised for the park endowment fund used properly for repairs to and the enhancement of the park. Sincerely, Jim Randol Dave Morgan To The Editor Letters PBABy Terry Preston, PBA President, Board of DirectorsUPDATESSpring Break The PBA Spring Break Subcommittee will be arranging a meeting with property managers to discuss proactive ways to prevent some of the out-of-control behaviors that occurred over the last years during spring break in the residential neighborhoods. Annual Meeting We are planning our annual membership meeting for Monday, October 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Beach Community Church. We will have elections for the Board of Directors and anyone interested is encouraged to send his name in prior to the meeting. Nominations will also be acThe agenda includes: 1. An upda te on the Beach referendum on the November Ballot. 2. An update on Commis sioner Bergosh's proposal to renegotiate leases to ensure that all leaseholders are required to pay taxes on both improvements and land. 3. An update on the ac tivities of our Beachkeepers Committee. For more information about PBA please log on to our website at WITH METhe Pensacola Beach Yacht Club keeps the wind in their sails. They host regattas year round and promise the return of the Junior Sailing Camp next summer. On land, its all kinds of social time. They even competed at Taste of the Beach in a cooking challenge. Not only that, members earn discounts at beach restaurants. Interested? membership@penthem on Facebook. ART AND WINEThe Pensacola Beach Cham bers Art & Wine Festival is a proven success, drawing locals and visitors from across the region to Pensacola Beach. Its set for Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. 4 p.m at the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The Chamber has a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. Packages for sponsors start at $1,000 for a One Star and go up to $3,000. If your business would like to take advantage of this investment opportunity, email Alison Westmoreland at penbeach@ WRECKS ROLLIn an unprecedented change from tradition, the Krewe of Wrecks scheduled a September sign-up and socializing meeting. It was held in Flounders Boathouse. According to Ships Ofabout 60 Wrecks at the meeting. Sec. Wreck Melanie Waite reported 53 memberships were sold and many event tickets as well. The Wrecks will continue to sign up members at their next meeting, Monday, October 29 at the Sandbar/Frisky Dolphin, at 6 p.m. Bring your checkbook and your friends. Wear something spooktacular! The Costume Contest will be around 7 p.m. WHO WILL BE THE SHAKER QUEEN?Michelle Stanhopes reign as the Queen of the Shaker Bar is coming to a close. The new Queen will be crowned at 6 p.m. Sunday, October 7. She gets the royal treatment. Roses, a sash, a bushwacker. She also gets to represent the iconic beach bar in the islands parades. Show up and see who the new royal gal will be.CORLEY WINSGraphic Designer Michelle Corley is the winner of the 2018 Great Gulfcoast Art Festival poster competition winner. Her colorful, lively piece will be reproduced on limited edition posters, T-shirts and other GGAF promotional items that are a major source of support for the Festival. She works at Duncan McCall Advertising Agency. BEACH SCHOOL BUCKSThe PTA hosts fundraisers to support the Beach School programs and classroom enhancements. Most recently the coupon book fundraiser netted over $19,000. The board members are President-Christine Brewster, VP-Tasha Tidwell, Treasurer-Jamieson Peterman, Corresponding Secretary-Hazel Budzowksi, and Recording Secretary-Deb Jobe.


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Island Times PAGE 17 October 2, 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 October 2, 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 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 The State Of Triathlon This is really about the current condition (i.e. state) of the sport of triathlon in our country and, most importantly to us, in our area. Ill start by saying that triathlon is doing quite well globally. World Triathlon Corporation (WTC, the Ironman brand) has more races with more participants in more countries than ever before. The National Governing Body (NGB) of triathlon in the United States, USA Triathlon (USAT), has enjoyed a recent renovation and resurgence. This years USAT National Championships in Cleveland were the largest ever, with over 5,400 registered, for the two days of competition. Theyre partnering with WTC/Ironman, hand-in-hand, to promote the sport more than in previous years. In Pensacola we enjoy one of the great natural treasures (at least in the country, if not the world) in Santa Rosa Island on the teeming-with-life, beautiful, vibrant and ever-changing Gulf of Mexico. Yes, summers are brutal here, but thats the crucible that hones us to be tougher and more resilient athletes, triathletes and, maybe, people. We have a great local triathlon club, TriGulfCoast, with over 400 members. They annually offer a season-long training program for newcomers and veterans alike called Mere Mortals. And theres more. Much more. We have a popular coached swimming group that meets in Santa Rosa Sound on Thursday mornings and seems stronger than ever. We have plenty of excellent bicycle stores within 50 miles of us. We have a solid core of triathletes who are accomplished, dedicated and who live the lifestyle all through each year. They provide others with knowledge, inspiration and a you can do it attitude. We have had a series of dedicated coaches in the area. Its a great atmosphere for our beloved sport. So, is there an issue? you ask. Seems to be, from my point of view. Lets look at the formal events we all have enjoyed over the years. Remember the Destin Triathlon? Thats been gone for years. It went through many names and many venues and it finally disappeared. Ditto for the Pensacola Beach Triathlon. If you remember any of several events held at Navarre Beach, they have been gone for a decade. The Sandestin Triathlon held its thirty-fourth annual race this year and had the smallest registration in memory. I ran it twice with almost 800 participants each time and they weekends ago. I think the Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope had good registration this year although I know they went through some times of serious concern. The Alabama Coastal Triathlon in early Sep(which is good, not great) for the several races they held simultaneously. The triathlon in downtown Pensacola had around events in the late Spring. The Tri The Gulf Triathlon (you may not be aware of that one) on Dauphin Island in October is still trying to establish itself as a viable and popular event. Our Tri The Island Triathlon (Im the Race Director) was not held this year due to a scheduling scheduled for May 11, 2019. And here its a little more personal. Ive lived the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon (Im the Race Director of this one, as well) for the last eleven years. We brought it back from the dead in 2008 with no equipment, a bad reputation and no money. with 600 registered athletes and a great race. The wheels were in motion and it was great to see if you love the sport. To some of us theres no better sight than over 1000 bicycles on their racks in the early morning hours of the Entries sold out for about five years and we had to tell people No over and over again when they practically begged us to let them in at the last minute. We werent arrogant, but lets The only thing that really hampered us was the tragic months of the oil spill in 2010 and, even then, we had a great event. We were sailing along with a strong, amazing tailwind and there was no slowing us down. Then a tropical storm forced us to cancelled the event in 2013. We recovered from that loss, but it was a savage body blow. We chased athletes to register the next year and had a small success. 2015 and 2016 were also successes, but not like the high-water mark years. Then it happened again. The event was cancelled, again by a tropical storm, in We went all along the Gulf Coast distributing race packets, shirts, extra merchandise and as much good will as we could muster. That was good and people were kind. Our registration for this year has been devastated. You have to ask yourself, will this be We (Santa Rosa Island Triathlon, Inc.) are a Florida notour races to maintain and grow the sport of triathlon and for the enjoyment of our athletes. local worthy causes. We put on safest, best racing experience sonable price. We will continue to endeavor to do those things. Dont get me wrong and think Im all whiny. We understand we cant control the weather. We understand things change and we understand there are much more serious issues to review and analyze. Anyway, thats my state of the Escambia County Marine Resources Division managed the Southeast Reef Site, approximately 10 miles southeast of Pensacola Pass, September 12. Water depths range between 80 and 100 feet. The reef modules are 15 feet tall and weigh 18 tons each. Funding for the reefs was provided by the Natural Resources Damages Assessment from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, through an agreement with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission; totaling $2.7 million. NRDA funding is intended to compensate anglers and divers for loss of use during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. more than $150 million in economic activity each year. Marine Resources Deploys Artificial Reef Modules


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