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Volume XIV, Number 13 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 16, 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 Avaste Ye Mateys!Swashbuckling Captain Jack Comes Ashore For Beach FestivalsHey guys and ghouls! Want to meet a pirate? Get a bundle of candy and loot? Plan to make the Halloween scene on Pensacola Beach. The elementary school hosts their annual Fall Festival, October 19 set for October 26 at the Boardwalk. Turn to page 2 or walk the plank. Photo by Christine Brewster Photography

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PAGE 2 Island Times October 16, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. shelley@myislandtimes.com www.MyIslandTimes.com Pirates Plunder, Unicorn Prances At Halloween Events PTA President Christine Brewster with the worlds tallest balloon guy at the 2017 Beach School Fall Festival. Kristine BarrettMonster Michael Spares Pensacola Beach

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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 16, 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 www.sidelinespensacola.com 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 www.sidelinespensacola.com Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On ...Barefoot on the Beach Oct 29 Sandbar Nov 5 Sandshaker Nov 12 Crabs Nov 19 PegLegs Nov 26 Paddys Start Time: 6 Dues $35 ~ The Krewe welcomes all who wish to join. Please come to meeting to apply. Nov 26 Paddys Mardi Gras on the Island EventsJanuary 12 Nereids King Kake Party, 3 PM Paradise Bar and Grill January 19 Shaker Wigwacker Party, 9 PM S andshaker January 26 Nauga Champagne Brfst, 11 AM The Dock January 26 Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe, 3 PM Sandshaker February 8 Nereids Moon Pie Party, 7 PM TBA February 9 Krewe of St. Patrick Ball, TBA February 16 Bananimals Grand Ball, 7 PM Castaways February 23 Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 PM Across from Sidelines February 23 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks Lodge February 25 Queens Dinner, Flounders February 25 Kings Supper, Elks Lodge March 2 Champagne Breakfast, Crabs March 2 Street Dance, Noon, Sandbar March 3 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM March 4 Red Beans and Rice Lunch, 11 AM, Sandshaker March 5 Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 6 PM March 5 Shoe Box Float Contest, Paradise, 8 PM PensacolaBeachMardiGras.comKrewe of Wrecks MeetingsDec 3 Paradise Dec 10 Hemingways Dec 17 The Islander Jan 7 Flounders Jan 14 Sidelines Jan 21 Shaggys Jan 28 Riptides Feb 4 Captn Fun Feb 11 Bamboo Willies Feb 18 Elks Lodge The Islander Newspaper August 28, 1992 It is Monday morning and Andrew is dancing crazily into the Gulf of Mexico, giving no advance warning of where he will threat always drives beach locals into a frenzy of telling tales of hurricanes they have survived These are all good stories There is something so eerily massive about a hurricane that the stories etch their terror vivFrederick was the biggest storm I ever encountered, including the devilish Betsy who waltzed through New Orleans leaving us without electricity, But, life after Frederick was far When we returned to the island after Frederick, it was Houses on the gulf front had been neighbors house lay in bits and frigerator with its open door, still held an empty ice cream carton side, the bulb ironically unbrophotograph the houses along the in the next weeks Islander, a photo essay of the devastating The National Guard determined who would enter and leave the island, and they set we care about that because we Jeeps patrolled up and down the sand covered streets, twenty-four of their time trying to locate their insurance agents, so the repairs Sunday morning, we walked over to the Beach Church which We helped pull the chairs into rows, and despite the broken windows and puddles of water on donned his robed and followed Just as he began to explain that building a house upon the sand is really a testimony of faith, a monstrous rainstorm pelted the closer and closer, we kept moving until we were all huddled against the wall on the Panferio hymns, then trekked on home As I recall, it was a very long time before the beach returned Some folks think hurricanes leave the island and check into a party on the mainland for a long as the storm you are trying to escape is a jokester like Juan, anybody, but I really hope Andrew doesnt zero in on our part After all, I still have tales about Pensacola Beach Advocates will host their Annual Meeting Monday, October 22 from 5:30cates goal is to educate and inand other interested parties about development of our community and to protect the public lands of of its leaseholders and for all the The Advocates encourage all members and potential members We will have elections for one interested is encouraged to send his name in prior to the meeting, said PBA Board Chair In addition to the Board election, the meeting will include an update on the Beach referendum cambia County Commission Advocates Annual Meeting Setposal to renegotiate leases to ensure that all leaseholders are required to pay taxes on both The environmental subcommitte, Beachkeepers, will give a recap of their year and present Annual dues are $30 which can be paid at the Annual MeetFor more information about

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PAGE 4 Island Times October 16, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Blue Sky Gift Shop....gifts for all occasions 850-932-7100 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Kitchen to Cupboard Beach Home Decor Sports Teams Tervis Tumblers inn www.paradisebar-grill.com Go Where The Locals Go Stay and Play Special Rates Reservations 850-932-2319 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 StageFri, Oct. 19, 6 PM Jeff Jensen Sat, Oct. 20, 6 PM Shari Puorto Sun,Oct. 21, 3 PM Shari Puorto Fri, Oct. 26, 6 PM Michael Vincent Band Sat, Oct. 27, 6 PM Empire Strikes Brass Sun,Oct. 28, 3 PM Tas Cru SAINTS GAMES 10/21 3:05 PM vs. Ravens 10/28 7:20 PM vs. Vikings HALLOWEEN OCT 31 Mike Norris BandThe Trivia Master does not Island Times twas when the Womens The Islander 1980 which was no more correct Island Times DEAR TALLULAH PEKING IS DUCKY make the scene at Paradise much LIL SONGSTERS BIRDS OF THE FEATHER I JUANA VISIT HALL OF BANANIMALS TWO YEARS WED DREW DID IT

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PAGE 5 Island Times October 16, 2018 Poker players, guitar players and funshine folks showed up at Paradise Bar and Grill during the Twelfth Annual Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Celebration 4444 Education, September 29. Pensacola Beachs Ted Gorder was the champion after he outlasted 26 challengers. Gorder won the grand prize overnight stay at Paradise Inn with a Paradise Bar and Grill gift card for food and drinks. It was a great day for poker. Songwriters were on stage playing original music, said Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes. We earned more than $1,000 and had an anonymous donor bring our total to $1,500 for the Beach Schools Music Department. Seasoned poker players like Trace Lewis and Deb Friedman made the scene, along with Mike Willet. Krewe of Coma Mardi Gras Queen Rhonda Henry was at the felt with her husband King of Coma Len and pal Pam Jewell. Beach School Dad and U.S. Marine David Grosso was part of the action. characters sitting behind mountains of chips. Beach resident and Realtor Jeremy Johnson finished in second place, just ahead of beach event planner Terri McKamey. Gator fan and poker player Todd Lentini was fourth followed by Kim Logan Jeremy Johnson was one hand from winning, but Gorder got the river card to take a massive pot, recounted Uzdevenes. Then Gorder took the next hand and that was it. Terri McKamey has assisted with the coordination of this tournament for years. She gathers prizes, helps with promotion and plays in the event. Shes been a tournament champ and loves playing in charity events. Thank you to all the players, donors, Saltwater Rick, Renee Mack and Paradise for the support, said McKamey. Congratulations to Ted. Ted Gorder, you're a hard man to beat! Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun will host a Toys for Tots Tournament. Players bring two new toys as a buy-in or cash. The tournament will be Saturday, December 8 at 1 p.m. at The Break. Photo by Big Bob Dority Photo by ekw

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PAGE 6 Island Times 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com 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 16, 2018 To everyone involved in the Pensacola Beach Songwriter's Festival, I thank you. It was the best ever and I had the time of my life. I met so many wonder ful people with such spectacular talents; whether they were on stage singing and entertaining or in the background working their magic. From the invaluable volunteers to the audiences who helped spread the word of who was playing where and when and their personal opinions of who's the best. I am very proud of our local talent who held their own in the midst of the more famous songwriters, singers and bands. This Festival is perfect for our community and watching it grow each year makes me happy. I hope it will remain on our Beach community calendar for many years to come. I am always impressed with those who desire to give back and share their journeys with others who are working so hard to "make it" (and I hope they do). I started Friday night at Bamboo Willies to the see the duo of Michael Doucet (brother of Paulette Provost and two time Grammy Award winner) and Sarah Quintana (the Darlin' of New Orleans and my new friend). They touched my soul. I love their ability and talent to complement each other. And yes, Sarah is as sweet as she is beautiful. She shines. Paulette, Heather (Michael's wife) and I did have to giggle because most people (includ ing me) didn't have a clue what they were saying as they sing in the original French Cajun" language. It doesn't matter because it's all so beautiful. They make you feel the emotion of the lyrics and Lord, that is indescribable. You'll be hearing more about Sarah Quintana. So good that I stayed when my friends left. Dee Riley and Claire Mar cy were heading for the Sandbar and the others for food and home. I was enjoying the whole Songwriter's atmosphere. I was ice so I headed for the bar. So happens I end up next to another new and beautiful friend. When you click, you click. Turns out she is Stephanie Bolinger and married to Nate Bolinger who has been a Sound Engineer for the last 10 years. He's working for Bamboo Willie's which is why Stephanie was there. Nate is one of those musicians whose talent is less mentioned. Thank God for talent like his because without it, ain't nobody sounding good. We talked, laughed, hugged, made a zillion trips to the Ladies Room (by the way, ies (well I did, Stephanie was sipping) until it was time for my Ride for Life (hubby Bill) to be ber accompanied us to the truck since Stephanie insisted on making sure her new friend got there safely. Now, that's the description of "friend." Theres so many venues and performances, that I got very confused and I bought a ticket to attend a special event and it endperformers that I wanted to see. I need to get the program next year and laminate it. I did manage to see Michael and Sarah again at Paradise. There's also a very talented Sound Engineer there. Brandon Mattair has been highly compli mented by some very famous people who have graced the Par adise Stage, wherever it's set-up. Sure I've known him forever and will love him even longer. Many of us SOB's are proud to have watched Brandon grow up and passionate on drums, too (plays every chance he gets). And did I mention handsome? He sometime streams live on Facebook from Paradise. I can hardly wait for next year. But we have a lot more events on the schedule until the end of the year. Right now my editor's waitin' on me, so it's time to cook....... Chicken and Caramelized Peaches Quesadilla 2 cans white chicken (or use leftover chicken) 2 peaches, sliced and sauteed quickly with chopped thyme 1/2 lb. Brie, cut into very thin slices 1/4 (or more) of one red onion sauteed in butter until caramelized 1/2 Cup honey face. Evenly distribute about 1/4 of the peaches, chicken, onions and brie on each of the tortillas. Season well with salt and pepper. Stack the tortillas on top of each other adding a plain tortilla to complete the 3 layers. Press using remaining ingredients. Cook in saute pan with very and cook other side until golden. Cut each stack into eight triangular slices. Drizzle with warm honey. As soon as I get this storm my broom. How else will a witch get to the Krewe of Wrecks costume party at Sandbar on October 29? They have free broom parking and make a pretty mean witchs brew. Get your costume and join the Wrecks. Enjoy, share, always be kind and don't forget to "Blow and Believe." See ya in the kitchen..... Jim Pasquale on stage at Paradise Bar and Grill during the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, October 6. Pasquale founded the event with his wife Reneda. Thom Bresh entertained crowds at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival which was October 3-7.

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Island Times PAGE 7 October 16, 2018 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension See all our listings at paradisecoastalrealty.com 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 RARE FIND 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Gulf front Condo with over 2,300 SF in Starboard Village. 2 car garage. MLS #503618 Fort Pickens Road $618,000 Its that time of year The breezes are picking up and the humidity is dropping. It is fall and that means Halloween. When we think of Halloween, we think of witches, ghosts, and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Almost everyone reading this has encountered the Ghost Crab. digs burrows in the dunes, coming out at night to feed on dead then again maybe it is! There are at least two types of shrimp known as Ghost Shrimp. The one familiar to most is a freshwater species that is popular in the aquarium trade. However, there is another found in the depths of the Gulf of Mexico. It lives in the sediments of the deep sea. Ghosts are just one part of Halloween. What about spiders? Yepthere are Spider Crabs. These relatives of the Alaskan king crabs have round spiny shells and long spindly legs. They decorate their shells with algae and feed on debris in the seagrasses. Spider crabs are known to live in low oxygen environments, meaning they can live in hellish conditions. Some marine creatures hide beneath the sediment and snap prey as they come by we will call them Grave Diggers. Aniand blue crab, cover themselves with sand and wait for prey to creep by. When they do, they explode from beneath sand and devoir the surprised prey similar to the way zombies can rise from their graves to snatch a human. Then there are those creatures that glow in the dark. Known as phosphorus when we were young, it is actually called bioluminescence. There are many creatures who can do this but the one most familiar to everyone is a microscopic plant-like creature called Noctiluca. These creatures have special enzymes that when oxidized, produce a cool blue light. Many of the creatures of the deep have some form of bioluminescence. Creatures of the deep envision deep sea monsters. All sorts of bizarre looking creatures live in the dark parts of the Gulf. Long mouths with sharp teeth to grab and eat whatever comes close enough for them to grab. Hatchet Fish with large luminesce eyes, and several kinds of large bizarre looking Sharks exist here. And of course, there is the greatest of these deep-sea mon-sters the Giant Squid. It is believed they can reach lengths of 60 feet, have small hooks on their tentacles, and a large beak to consume all sorts of prey. They are known from some specimens that have washed ashore and from remains found in the gut of sperm whale. They roam the deep sea hunting anything nearby. These are truly the monsters of sea legend. And what would Halloween be without vampires? There are numerous types of blood sucking parasites in the ocean. Isopods, amphipods, and even some saltwater leeches exist. However, a vampire also exist. It is known as Vampyroteuthis infernalis, which translates to the vampire squid from hell. Actually, the vampire squid is not a squid or an octopus but a primitive cousin of both. This Muppet looking living fossil drifts in the deep sea between 2,000 and 4,000 feet feeding on organic debris sinking from the surface called sea snow. Check out some of these, and other deep-sea monsters, on line. They are creepy but fascinating at the same time. As the temperature cools, the monsters will roam. Have a Happy Halloween. Fort Pickens Rangers bring history to life in their presentation of School of the Soldier at the historic fort during the fall. Ranger Caleb prepared for a musket demonstration September 28 for a crowd of locals and tourists. After a brief history lesson about the Fort and the and Marine Corps during the American Civil War. pollinators. This topic is presented by Florida Master Gardener Suzanne Spencer. This program is free to attend without pre-registration and will be held Friday, October 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Gulf Breeze Library, 1060 Shoreline Drive in Gulf Breeze. Let Your Wild Side Show Pups Get Pampered At Bathe InDoes Spot need a spa day? The Pensacola Humane Society will host a Doggie Bathe-In Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. 2 bathing. Groomings will be available on this date and are done on a trims are available for $5. Please bring your own towels or you may rent a towel for a one dollar donation. The Humane Society is at 5 North Q Street,

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PBA PAGE 8 Island Times October 16, 2018 Paint the town blue! Pensacola Beach Elementary School has been named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement, made October 1 by United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, recognized Pensacola Beach Elementary based on its overall academic excellence. "I'm pleased to celebrate with you as your school is named a National Blue Ribbon School," said DeVos in a video message to the honorees. "We recognize and honor your important work in preparing students for successful careers and meaningful lives. Congratulations on your students' accomplishments and for your extraordinary commitment to meeting their unique needs." Castleberry was quick to congratulate the school and community. The National Blue Ribbon School award affirms the hard work of the educators, families, and communities for creating schools in which students master challenging and engaging content, he said. Our school is among Floridas highest perform ing schools as measured by state assessment scores. Castleberry spoke warmly to his students, I want to thank the students of Pensacola Beach Elementary School for having listening intently to instructions and lessons and working hard to accomplish your very own per sonal goals. This is not uncharted territory for the little island school. Pensacola Beach Elementary was recognized in 2007 as a Blue Ribbon School. The Blue Ribbon Via de Luna location. DeVos commented, The National Blue Ribbon Schools is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning. National Blue Ribbon Schools are an inspiration and a model for schools still striving for excellence. Pensacola Beach Elementary School has a long tradition of education excellence over its four decades on the beach. Originally opened as a public school in 1978, the Beach School became an Escambia County Charter School in 2002. It is managed by a board comprised of parents, teachers and community members. The School has weathered change and devastating hurricanes, yet the cation to nurturing student development in a dynamic learning environment. The Beach School has one classroom per grade level, I am proud of our students, ners-in-Education, volunteers, civic organizations, and churches who have contributed to the success of our school, said Castle berry. Pensacola Beach Elemen tary School is not just a school. Pensacola Beach Elementary School is an experience! Now in its thirty-sixth year, the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program has bestowed recogni tion on more than 8,800 schools. On November 7-8, the Secretary and the Department of Education will celebrate with 300 public and 49 private school honorees at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The Beach School will host a local reception to celebrate their Blue Ribbon status. Castleberry noted that the community, alums and local dignitaries will be invited. The details will be announced at a later date. Beach School Earns National RecognitionWaterboyz Winter Classic is set for Saturday, October 27 on the west side of the Pensacola Beach Pier Gulf Pier, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m The surf contest is open to all ages. There are shortboard contests, divided by age and gender and three longboard categories Junior Men, Men and Women. Waterboyz Hit The Waves For Winter Surf ContestThere is an all-ages Stand Up Paddleboard category along with an Xceptional Surfers Division. Surf contests are hosted pending weather and acceptable surf conditions. There is no charge to be a spectator, so bring your beach chair and watch the action. For more informa tion, www.waterboyz. com or 850-433-2929.

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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. PAGE 9 Island Times October 16, 2018 330 Ft. Pickens Rd $400,000 MLS# 541430 Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Emerald-Coast.orgMy current events today sand currents. I just cant do traditional news this morning. Maybe Im burying my head in the sand (irony intended), but I need some time to disconnect, so that I might reconnect in a way that is more constructive than this paralytic fretfulness I feel at the mere mention of these proper nounsBrett Kavanaugh; Senate and House midterms; Palu, Indonesia Im even hearing what every coast dweller dreads: Jim Cantore calling our town out by name. (How dare he!) Yes, theres another storm out there, as I write this column. But I refuse to watch it spin on the radar screen, or any morning. I love Anne Lamotts observation, Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. As I write this morningnot, as usual, on my laptop, but with a pencil (remember those?) and spiral bound pad of paperI can actually hear my pencil scrape across the page. I am impressed by this quietude. (And yet, Im a bit distressed that I cant click on the word quietude on this paper page to make sure I used it correctly in the preceding sentence.) I just opened the sliding doors to the deck, and I dont need Mr. Cantore to tell me that theres a monster out there. The Gulf is pissed, and the poor sea oats, gyrating wildly atop the dune, seem frantic to get away. I may feel the same way in a few hours. But in this moment, on this morning, Im enjoying this current event currently, not anxiously or retrospectively sensationalized. My hatches are already battened down, my car is gassed up, and I have an evac plan. But for now, I have to say, it is beautiful out there. I walked to the edge of the old wooden walkover and Im sitting on the rail. The wind is picking up and my pencil is skidding all around the page. The Gulf is gobbling up the beach right before my eyes. It may breech the dune this time. Or it may not. By the time you read this, Michael will have done what storms do without consulting any of us, and we will be cleaning up, or sighing with relief, or perhaps watching African coast on a green screen on channel 28. But for now, Id rather be perched on the edge of this rail, than on the edge of my couch. Unplugged. The Gulf Breeze Book Club will hold its next monthly meeting Monday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge. We will be discussing Celeste Ng's Everything I Never Told You," said Clubber Donna Jones. Everyone is welcome, particularly visitors. From the authors site about Book Club Meets At Elks LodgeEverything I Never Told You, When Lydia's body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. For more information about the meeting or the Gulf Breeze Book Club contact Donna Jones at donnaljones@hotmail.com or 850-932-8620. One Hour is all it takes to be a friend to the beach. Ocean Hour Clean Up Park West, Sat. October 27, 8:45 a.m.

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PAGE 10 Island Times October 16, 2018 Art Fans and Wine Tasters Ready For Beach Chamber FestivalThe Pensacola Beach Chamber hosts the eleventh annual Art and Wine Festival, Sunday, October 21. The Pensacola Beach Boardwalk will transform into an art and wine lovers paradise from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Beach Chamber makes it easy to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon strolling the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, enjoying the fall air while sampling wines and perusing the works of some of the Gulf Coasts most talented artists. There is a $30 charge to participate in the wine tastings. Starting at 11 a.m. and lasting until 4 p.m., the festival brings together about 25 local artists and more than 30 wine selections, all in one place. Wine tastings will begin at noon and last until 3 p.m. Featured wines will be available for purchase at Bamboo Willies on the boardwalk. The Pensacola Beach Chamber is proud to showcase just how much talent we have locally, says Alison Westmoreland, president of the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. There are such a variety of artists from painting to custom jewelry to pottery just to name a few. The festival is free to the public, however, to participate in the wine tastings festival-goers must purchase a ticket and receive a wristband. Advance tickets for the tastings are $30 per individual or $50 for a pair and can be purchased by going to www. pensacolabeachchamber.com through Friday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m. A select number of tickets will be available for purchase for $35 the day of the event. Beach Bar Sets Pace For Fun, Festivals, Community ServiceBamboo Willies Celebrates Twenty YearsSing Happy Birthday to Bamboo Willie. The iconic, laid back guy on the soundfront beach bars logo, is almost old enough to drink. He will be twenty years old and Robert Gleim is throwing a big party in his honor. Over the last two decades Bamboo Willies has created and hosted the Jamaican Fest, CrawMusic Festival. They are always unteer time, manpower for Chamber events like Taste of the Beach and the Art and Wine Festival. General Manager Robert Gleim has poured energy into Mardi Gras, St. Patricks of July, Blue Angels, Bath Tub Races, Christmas parades and New Years Eve. Bamboo Willies supports the Beachs youngest citizens at the school with donations and fundraisers. So, yes, twenty years needs to be celebrated. The party starts Saturday, October 20 at 3 p.m. at Bamboo Willies on Pensacola Beach ton and The Absolutes take the stage with their high energy perbe wide open. few of the frozen drinks that are ever-present under the thatched palapa roof. An Octane 190 and your tongue will turn blue. The friendly bartenders will get your drink in a regular cup or one of the specialty drink cups. Bamboo Willies is famous for a good time and that includes food. On special occasions, they get out the oversized boiling pots and serve up a beachstyle picnic. They are famous for but the birthday party fare is boiled shrimp. Plates will be available for sale starting at 5 p.m. What would a birthday party be without presents? Well, this party gives presents to the guests. There will be door prizes galore according to Gleim. And, Panzacola will play at 9 p.m. to keep the party going. Hang around, enjoy the beach or just sit on a barstool. Thats what the Bamboo Willies vibe is all about. Robert Gleim, Bamboo Willies GM

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Island Times PAGE 11 October 16, 2018 rfn tbnn tbn Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Tickets can be purchased on tbftrt Limited number of tickets will be sold the day of the event for $35 EVENT MADE POSSIBLE BY PENSACOLA BEACH CHAMBER AND THESE SPONSORS rr t SANTA ROSAISLAND AUTHORITY Little Greyson Simmons may have been one of the youngest participants at the Bras Across The Bridge, October 6 at The Grand Marlin. the event which supports breast cancer awareness and mammograms Katie Gray, Babs Fox, Amy McCormick and Dana Elliot were dressed in coordinating outerwear for the Bras Across The Bridge, October 6 at The Grand Marlin. Pensacola Beachs Pam Jewell, left, and Leata Sloane looked like pink angels at the Bras Across The Bridge, October 6 at The Grand Marlin. Hundreds of participants pay entry fees to join together in a long procession which leaves The Grand Marlin and goes up to the top of the Bob Sikes Bridge. They are symbolically joining together in the fight against breast cancer. The after party was at Grand Marlin with refreshments and prizes.

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Island Times October 16, 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 Consultantwww.MaryKay.com/shaselton Call today to order850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com ARIES (March 21 to April 19) A bid for you to step in and take over an incomplete project could prove to be an excellent learning experience that you can take with you when a new opportunity opens up. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) It's a good time for socializing, both with family and with friends. Your aspects also favor developing new relationships, any or all of which might become especially meaningful. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your success in handling a recent difficult situation prompts a request to handle another workplace problem. But this is one you should accept only if you get all of the relevant facts. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) New information about a past decision raises some unsettling questions from an old friend. Be prepared to explain your actions fully and, if necessary, make adjustments. LEO (July 23 to August 22) This is not a good time to share personal secrets, even with someone you've known for a long while. What you don't reveal now won't come back to haunt you later. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Pushing yourself to meet a project deadline is admirable. But be careful not to leave out important details in your rush to complete your work and send it off. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Watch that you don't take on more than you can handle when offering to help someone with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors you weren't told about. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) That major move you've been considering could come sooner than you expected. Make sure you'll be ready with the facts you need when decision time arrives. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Languishing relationships can benefit from a break in routine. Get out of the rut and do something new and maybe more than a little unpredictable this weekend. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Although you don't think of yourself as a role model, your ability to make a tough decision at this time sets an example for others, who admire your courage. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) You need to move any remaining obstacles out of your way before you can take on a new challenge. Seek advice from close, trusted friends and associates. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A career change appears increasingly likely to happen during the next several weeks. It's a good idea to start now to prepare, so you can be ready to make the move when the time comes.Jambo! (Hello everybody ). The Birth of the Navy in the United States. On Friday, October 13, 1775, meeting in Philadelphia, the Continental Congress voted to fit out two sailing vessels, armed with ten carriage guns, as well as swivel guns, and manned by crews of eighty men. They were sent out on a cruise of three months to intercept transports carrying ammunitions and stores to all of the British Army in America. This was the original legislation out of which the Continental Navy grew and constitutes the birth certificate of our Navy. Above is the USS Alfred, (1775-1778), flagship of Americas first Navy Squadron. Remember, our military. Celebrate Veterans Day, November 11. Parade on Pensacola Beach is at 2 p.m. on Via de Luna with ceremonies immediately following at the Gulfside Pavilion. Tickets: Facebook.com/PBWC54 or sjloper@hotmail.com

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Island Times PAGE 13October 16, 2018 www.bankofthesouth.com 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home Bytes & BitsQ: What Apps Can Identify Objects? A: The camera on the smart phone is an amazing tool. It takes great photos, but it can do so much more. Just last week I started using the feature that allows me to check out at a Walmart register by holding my camera over the symbol (known as the QR code) on the display of the credit card reader. The Walmart App read the symbol and paid my bill automatically from my Walmart Pay account. Then I used my phone camera to scan my receipt's QR code and saved the receipt in my Walmart Savings Catcher account. There is a long list of ways that smartphone Apps can use the camera. Some Apps identify any object that is put in front of the camera. CamFind is one such ing what you already know, such as when it says "that's a nickel" when a nickel is placed in front of the camera. But it can also identify objects that are hard for a person to recognize, such as an engine component. A variety designed to recognize patterns, and many other items. signed to help people who have vision impairments. For example, while holding the camera over paper currency, the App can identify it and speak the denomination. It can also describe packaging and food products. For colorblind people, another App can speak the exact color of an object, for example describing it as "pale lavender." Apps can identify the manufac turer of clothing, rugs, curtains, and other fabrics by clicking on the patterns. The App can also bring up a list of retailers where the product can be purchased. In addition to what the cam era can do, the microphone can also identify sounds and music. If a song is playing on the radio, the app can identify it. It can even bring up the song from the YouTube website. If a song is running through a person's head, they can use the App to identify the song by singing or humming a few notes. Song Sleuth is an App that an App that can identify whatever will do the job. For example, in Google, type "Smartphone App 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. and Debbie Campanella, and Tom Mundle, Vice-President. The Escambia Countys District Four Commissioner Grover Robinson participated in the United Ways Day of Caring, October 5. Robinson spent the day engaging with students at West Pensacola Elementary School. Robinson, who served as the Beachs commissioner for 12 years, is running for Mayor of Pensacola. Frankenstein Comes To LifeGuests at the Pensacola MESS Hall, 116 N. Tarragona St. in downtown Pensacola, will participate in hands-on science activities that explore Frankensteins legacy in the 21st century. Curiosity Day: Frankenstein is Saturday, October 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. and is included with the $8 admission fee. It will feature activities related to electricity, engineering. For more information, visit pensacolamesshall.org.

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PAGE 14 Island Times October 16, 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 lindamurphyrealtor@ bellsouth.net. MOVE IN READY! 4 bedroom, 2 full baths and 2 half baths in this gorgeous upscale home located in Grand Pointe East. Beautiful hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, breakfast bar, and cathedral ceilings. Community pool, community room just down street. 1353 Autumn Breeze Circle, $390,000 Schedule your showing today with Dustin Reeves, Upside Realty LLC DustinUpsideRealty@gmail.com 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 Emerald-Coast-Realty.com The Seashell Chateau, 1303 Ariola Dr. 4BR/3BA. Located just steps from the Gulf of Mexico, this 3,300 square foot beach home is ready to become your remarkable personal residence or successful vacation rental. $980,000 Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Realty. jsjrealtor@ gmail.com or 850-377-3145 Contact professionals who advertise in Island Times. They are supporting the family-owned beach newspaper. Please support them!OCTOBER 16: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. VisitPensacolaBeach.com 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: Bamboo Willies Celebrates 20 Years of Business on Pensacola Beach. Party! 3 p.m. til 20: 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. 21: Pensacola Beach Chambers Art and Wine Festival, Boardwalk. Noon to 4 p.m. 22: Pensacola Beach Advocates Annual Meeting, 5:30 p.m. Pensacola Beach Church. Open to members and prospective members. 23: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. VisitPensacolaBeach.com 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: Beach-O-Ween 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. 9-3 27: Krewe of Bananimals Halloween Party at The Break. 28: Run to Margaritaville, Half Marathon and 5K. 6:30 a.m. 28: BINGO at the Beach Church, 6 p.m. Bring your snacks,drinks, friends and some cash to play. 29: Krewe of Wreck Halloween Party and Costume Contest. Sandbar/ Frisky Dolphin. 6 p.m. Bring your checkbook and your friends. Join the Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe. 30: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. VisitPensacolaBeach.com 31: Happy Halloween NOVEMBER 1: Stories of Brick and Mortar, Fort Pickens. Daily at 1p.m. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore. Fee to enter Fort. Programs are free. NPS.gov/guis (pending re-opening after Hurricane Michael) 2: School of the Soldier, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday-Sunday. Meet at Fort Pickens Bookstore. Fee to enter Fort. Programs are free. NPS.gov/guis (pending re-opening after Hurricane Michael) 3: Safe House Project, Half and 5K, 7 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 7: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Agendas 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. 11: No Entrance Fees at Ft. Pickens 11: Pensacola Beach Veterans Day Parad 2 p.m. Via de Luna to the Gulfside Pavilion 14: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 15: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, Our Ladys Hunt Hall. 7:30 a.m. Breakfast, 8 a.m. Meeting. Call 932-1500 for guest pass. 17: Turkey Trot Regatta. Find Pensacola Beach Yacht Club on Facebook. 20: Board of County Commission Installation of District Four Commissioner Robert Bender, 9 a.m. Board Chambers. 221 Palafox Place. 22: Thanksgiving Day 22: Turkey Trot 5K, 8:30 a.m. GulfResearch. Run. Walk. Costume Contest. Kids Dash with Santa. PensacolaBeachTurkeyTrot.com 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. More information or to book your service: WeddingsPensacolaBeach.com 850-748-6878 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood www.bayins.com bay@bayins.com Pets Be a lifesaver. Consider adopting a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Located at 200 W. Fairfiled Drive, Pensacola. 850-5953075 https://www.myescambia.com/ our-services/animal-services/animalshelter/adoption-information Kids and Kritters Parade, Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. Theme Paws, Love and Rock-N-Roll. Open to all nice dogs and well behaved people. PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com Lost & Found Silver earring and necklace found near tennis courts, Catholic Church. Email stevenheadley@bellsouth.net to ID and claim

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PAGE 15 Island Times October 16, 2018 The Beachs newest newsie -Anderson Tanner, left, interviews Nicole Johnson after her gig at the Sandbar during the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Tanner is a member of the Gulf Breeze Middle accomplished songwriter. The kids get into the act at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Professional songwriters visited Pensacola Beach Elementary School during classtime October 4. The best songs were performed at the Beach and Samantha Budzowski, fourth grade, wrote lyrics and performed with fellow songwriters Tim Buppert, Jerry PHOTO LEFT: Quinn Loggins played at the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. His music has been featured on several prime time television shows and he is the son of singer Dave Loggins. PHOTO RIGHT: Sharing the Paradise Bar stage with Quinn on October 6 were HanEllis was named one of Country.

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Island Times PAGE 17 October 16, 2018 www.myislandtimes.com ......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. www.shaggys.biz 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 www.crabswegotem.com 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, mcguiresirishpub.com 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! www.sandshaker.com 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. www.bamboowillies.com 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 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: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 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. www.breakbarpensacolabeach.com 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.

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PAGE 18 Island Times October 16, 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 Wallwww.weatherfords.net 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 Reviewing The 2018 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon It was pretty obvious early on in our registration process that our entry numbers for this years race were not going to be great. Based on the cancellation of last years Santa Rosa Island Triathlon due to Tropical Storm Karen, that was to be expected. After several years of putting 1,000 triathletes into the Gulf of Mexico to start the race, this would be a much smaller group. What most people dont realize is that your preparations are almost exactly the same no is. We order less prepared meals for the athletes and the volunteers, and less water. However, we have the same number of volunteers (and volunteer shirts), the same number of law enforcement, the same number of barricades and the same number of water safety craft. We have the same number of EMT crews and ambulances, the same number of cones and the same months of detailed preparation to try and ensure all the athletes safety. We had one other new consideration to deal with. Due to the National Park Services (NPS) National Seashore edict regarding road in the Santa Rosa area between Park East and Navarre Beach, we would have to put a loop into the bicycle course to stretch it out to the full 18 miles. ing with the local NPS for years and just decided to quit dealing with them. The story is more complicated than Im describing here, but all of that is yet another story. The loop would make our as we would have lots of bicycles two turnaround points. I got up about 3:30 on Saturday morning and walked out on the balcony of my room. The moonlight was sporadic due to the quickly-moving clouds, but I could see and hear the surf. It was much more turbulent than it had been the previous morning when Gulf. We had already lucked out from our area and I was sure we were going to have a smooth, calm swimming surface. Now it appeared that was not the case. that morning and were ready when the athletes started showing up around 5 a.m. We actively discussed moving the swim to Santa Rosa Sound (our alternate swim course) for safety purposes. agreed the Gulf was swimmable. For the record we had no real issues in the water. We did have a few issues on the bike with at least two onebike wrecks. One was due to an too great a speed and the other was a blowout. There were what being jammed up and cars coming into play. More than one rider fell over, but nothing serious or really worth talking about happened. The bottom line is future races will have to have another solution for the problem weve been presented with by the NPS. By the way, this is all my personal opinion based on years of dealing with their current management of the position of this newspaper. The run was uneventful, we had great medals and a great post-race celebration. The brandnew triathletes were elated with their accomplishments. This year our volunteers really took charge and ownership; and law money. I have to thank all our swim safety volunteers, the Gulf Breeze Wrestling Team and our contingent from the United States Marine Corps. There are others to say, a lot of people did a lot of work, went the extra mile and made the race a success. So how do I feel about the execution of our plan and how the weekend played out? We received LOTS of compliments. I was congratulated personally by many book messages, Facebook posts, emails and phone calls telling me that we had done a wonderful job and had put on a high-quality race once again. I like compliments, but I have my own scorecard. I know what went right, what went wrong and I know what needs to be improved. Ill meet with our key Director and SRIA and well talk about it all. We always do. who completed the swim, bike, run outpaced hundreds of competitors who swam 600 yards in the Gulf, cycled 18 miles on island streets Pensacola Beach course. seems to enjoy the rigors of a October 6. Jennifer Fink, 26, begins the bike course Triathlon, October 6.

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Island Times PAGE 19 October 16, 2018 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Paddleboards Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsLets go parasailing! Suns Out Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd SMOKE FREE INSIDE SMOKE FREE INSIDE Monday: 10 til Half Price Drinks & Shots for BARE Customers Trivia, 9 Whisky Wednesday: $5 Crown & Shots 7 -Cl Tyler Mac Band, 8 Throwback Thurs 7 til: 1/2 Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt Band starts at 8 10/18 Paul Killough Band 10/25 Southern Breeze Friday-Saturday-Sunday 10/19-20 Philo, 9 10/21 Lektric Mullet, 4 10/26-27 Buzzcut 10/28 Crosstown, 4 Sundays at 9 Tuesday: Karaoke Party 8:30 Sat Oct 27 Wear your costume! Buzzcutt 9 to 1 If a picture is worth a thousand words, I should not have to write much this week. I have seen over the last couple of weeks. even after Hurricane Michael. Rumor has it that Jake Mcwater, too. C'mon Jake. Where And that's not all. Just take had a fantastic time. There were Thanks to Navarre Pier for hostsome nice Amerjack and a lot of Vermilion Snapper to the shore. And as the pictures show, inshore department. Thanks to Saltwater Rick, Renee Mack and Paradise Mahi Mahi caught aboard Fish Frenzy. get their photo taken at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier. Congratulations to Sarah Keller who was crowned the 2018 Shaker 7. As Shaker Queen she will have royal duties like representing the Sandshaker in parades and drinking bushwackers. Photo courtesy of Charlie Rotenberry

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