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Volume XIV, Number 14 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 30, 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 Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge hosts the annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremonies, Sunday November 11 on Pensacola Beach. When the parade rolls from Avenida 10 along Via de Luna, Pensacola Beach resident and U.S. Navy veteran Frank Templeton will be in the line up. Turn to page 2 for more. Patriotic Parade Salutes Veterans


PAGE 2 Island Times October 30, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarBCC: Thursday, Nov. 1, Agenda Review, 9 a.m.; Public Forum, 4:30 p.m.; Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. www., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: BCC: Thursday, Nov. 8, Committee of the Whole, 9 a.m. 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: Wednesday, Nov. 14, 5 p.m. SRIA Boardroom, #1 Via de Luna. Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee Meeting. Agenda 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) Thirtieth Vets Day Parade Set To Roll Lt. Col. David Landfair, USAF Ret. Saden Joins Beach Chamber BoardBrewster Earns Business of the Month Honors Our Ladys Lynn Baker accepts a donation from Krewe of Wrecks Melanie Waite.


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 30, 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 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 2 Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, 8 PM TBA February 8 Nereids Moon Pie Party, 7 PM Bamboo Willies February 9 Krewe of St. Patrick Ball, TBA February 16 Bananimals Grand Ball, 7 PM Bamboo Willies 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 LodgeThe Islander Newspaper November 22, 1980Go Get Em Maggie!Like all good Marine Captains, Margaret Lloyd is fear[ This article, written by Jane Waters, was not part of her Barefoot on the Beach Series. It was, however, a feature to highlight the hard work of community activist Margaret Lloyd who served in the United States Veterans Day.] There were lots of treats and not many tricks for the October birthday celebrants who attended the October 18 Pensacola Beach Womans Club meeting and luncheon at the Beach Church. Birthday girls are (L to R): Betsy Sklenicka, guest; Melba Argentine, Montana Minck, Maureen Slater, Bunny Branan, Jane McGrath, Dawn Carr-Phillips, Jane Atkins, Frankie Roy, and background President, Barbara Landfair.


PAGE 4 Island Times October 30, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Blue Sky Gift Shop 850-932-7100 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Fall is here! shop... Kitchen to Cupboard Beach Home Decor inn 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 StageTue, Oct 30, 6 PM Vanessa Collier Wed, Oct 31,6 PM Mike Norris Band Fri, Nov. 2, 6 PM Emerald Coast Blenders Sat, Nov 3, 6 PM Emerald Coast Blenders SAINTS GAMES 11/4 3:25 PM vs. Rams 11/11 Noon vs. Bengals HALLOWEEN OCT 31 Mike Norris Band VETERANS DAY SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 Thank You Veterans! We are directly on the parade route. Beach Veterans Day Parade 2 pm Sugar Factory gurus and Willie Wonka Wanna Bes estimate that $2.6 billion will be spent on Halloween this year. What is the best selling candy during Halloween in the State of Florida? Pensacola Beachs Jean Luke says, It must be Snickers. My favorite! It is and Jean wins. The retired school teacher and avid runner will likely have to jog around the island for her victory lap. She wins an Island Times tshirt and her own, personal stash of Snickers! Susan Bernard was the second smart person to send a correct answer. The Breezer knew it was Snickers, too. Right, but not quick enough. The Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks will have to make room at the Incorrect Confectioners Shop for Jim Knell, Jim went with the traditional candy corn as his answer. Lynn Clark went with candy corn, too. Its tops in Alabama, New Mexico, Nevada, Idaho and Michigan, but not Florida. According to the CandyStore. com folks, the reason it is the top seller in Bama is because is resembles the letter A, and they closed with a hearty, Roll Corn! Greg was all chocolated up answer was Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. He withdrew it. That answer, Nestles Crunch Bar. A beach school rugrat demanded a recount because he was sure it was Skittles. The fact that a kid weighed in on the trivia is scary enough, then the tiny trivia-meister gets close to the correct answer. Who knew he was old enough to read? Heres the scary statistics from the sweetsters and chocoholics at Florida treaters will purchase 660,689 pounds of Snickers to hand out this year at Halloween. Skittles skidded into second place at 578,790 pounds and Reeses Cups was the third favorite in the State. More statistics. There are over 1.6 million veterans living in the State of Florida. Veterans Day is a big deal paying tribute to all American vets. Its celebrated on November 11. For three decades, the Beachs Veterans Parade has been on November 11. Has Veterans Day always been celebrated on November 11? The Trivia Master is really going easy on you this time. A yes or no could win it for you. So, send your answer to with Trivia in the subject line. All you trivia players and this means you, Jim Knell who are sending answers to the old address, pay attention! Send it to the new address. Hurry, this one is going to go answer will be awarded a coveted Island Times t-shirt. Only one answer will be accepted, so hopefully you guess correctly the The deadline to answer is Monday, November 5. Good luck, players!WEDDING BELLSHurricane evacuees Brad Barnes and Saya Stevenson visited the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge October 21. Since most of the Elks have weathered storms, they welcomed, encouraged them and found out the couple planned to get married the next day at the courthouse. In a romantic gesture, the Elks pulled together to host the wedding on their waterfront deckthe very next day. Karen Taylor decorated and catered the event. They may have lost everything to Hurricane Michael, but they have each other and the generous well wishes from the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. CART ME OFFThe Pensacola Beach PTA hosts the annual Fall Festival as a fundraiser. Among the games and food, are silent auction items and items was a custom golf cart designed by Kool Karts. The golf cart winner October 19 was Sean Persons. Look for the blue cart ambling along island avenues. SECOND GEN SHAKERBob and Wendy Brandon were among Mary Alex Klisarts first customers at The Shaker. The new bartender got to serve her grandparents. The Brandon name is not new to the iconic beach bar. Her mom, Kaycee Brandon Klisart worked there likely served a million bushwackers over the years. Its all in the family. THIRD IS GOODPensacola Beachs Susan Newkirk is a veteran triathlete. Shes had a few setbacks this year, but she still made a good showing at the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. Although it was close, bracket. A few weeks later, the status to third place. A place on the winners podium. Congrats, Susan. CLOUDS TO SEASHELLSPensacola Beach residents were victims of social media looters before and after Hurricane Michael. Sean Rogan photographed a shelf cloud over Via de Luna during the summer. It was featured with his permission on the front of the PNJ in July. Lo and behold, someone used it on Facebook claiming it was the hurricane closing in on Panama City Beach. There was enough social media backlash to attract the Associated Press attention. The AP story points out that the photo is Seans Shelf Cloud, and not Mean Michael. A little closer to the sand is Island Times columnist and book author Sharla Gorder. She is a sunrise beach walker rain or shine. In this case storm or calm. As soon as it was safe to get on the sand, she was there and photographed the bounty of shells. Sharla posted the photo on Facebook with reminder on how to help hurricane victims. The Gulf quickly reclaimed the shells, but not before someone else claimed the picture as their own. No AP calls to Sharla, yet. KILLER CARLEESweet Carlee Amberson is a killer on the court. She is among the areas top volleyball players at amassing kills. She is a senior at Gulf Breeze High School, an honor roll student and plays on the Varsity Volleyball Team. Her proud parents are Scott and Kristin Amberson. SYMPATHIESOur sympathy to Gulf Breeze business owner and Island Times Columnist Joe Stukey whose brother-in-law Nick Rivera was killed in a post storm clean up accident, Thursday, October 18. Rivera was a retired full-time at Gulf Coast State College. He was 64 years old. Fish Heads is the fun place, gulfside from the Days Inn. They are giving away a free drink to the Fish Heads sign on the Beach or in Downtown, and posts with #IMAFISHHEAD. Show the post to your bartender and you get a free drink. Its that easy. Fish Heads has a full menu, too. Everything from giant pretzels to ice cream with a bunch of salads, burgers and sandwiches in between. The drink menu is extensive, so grab your friends and snap, then sip. Snap And Sip A Free Drink


PAGE 5 Island Times October 30, 2018 Santa Rosa Island Author ity Board members packed two meetings into one evening, October 24, completing a hurricane canceled Board meeting prior to the regularly scheduled commit tee meetings. Board members approved new businesses and received updates on core area projects. The Board approved the concept of a new restaurant, Jellys Eatery, to be located near Red Fish Blue Fish. Envie has relocated to a new Boardwalk unit, while The Wine Bar will reopen with a new name in a new unit. Ron Jons Surf Shop received Committee approval to begin operations at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk in Spring 2019. Board Member Janice Gilley inquired about the national chain and potential impact to family-run businesses who have a long history on Pensacola Beach. Board Chairman Jerry Watson stated that it was not the Boards intent to control fair market competition. Executive Director Paolo Ghio remarked that Innerlight Surf Shop has a very robust business with two locations on Pensacola Beach, which staff considered when recommending approval. Operations Division Manager David Forte reported that the construction of additional parksubstation and at the former Visitors Center location are commencing. The former Visitors Information Center Building will be demolished by months end. Forte added that the design of the Access Road to run parallel to Pensacola Beach Blvd. is in the process of being modified to accommodate a pedestrian pathway in front of Morgan Park and Premier Adventure Park. The construction of the Access Road is unlikely to begin until late 2019, according to Forte. The SRIA Board approved two items to protect the environment. Citing good stewardship and the sensitivity to protect resources, the board unanimously approved a resolution opposing the State of Floridas coastline. They further oppose any attempts to weaken critical oil drilling safety rules. In that same spirit, Executive Director Paolo Ghio received approval to place a gazebo at Gowens Park instead of a splash pad. The splash pad would have incurred an $84,117 ECUA impact fee in addition to using nearly 4 million gallons of water at an estimated cost of $9,811 per season. From an environmental aspect, four million gallons of drinking water poured into the sand is not the proper use of a very precious resource, commented Ghio. Knowing these a splash pad. Ghio updated the Board ground level residences through a hazard mitigation grant program. There have been eight homes raised and seven demolished and rebuilt. There are another 10 Pensacola Beach homes being considered for elevation. The SRIA also approved an interlocal agreement with Escam bia County for an additional year of Animal Control services. The funding of $42,000 allows for 2,080 hours of service. During the visitors forum, Beach resident Terry Preston asked if SRIA Attorney Mike Stebbins had delivered an opinion on the Board of County Com missioners ability to require the SRIA to amend all leases as proposed by Commission Chairman Jeff Bergosh. Stebbins replied that the answer was not a simple one and revolved around requirements outlined in the Special Act. He noted that the County has the power to reject the SRIAs annual budget. Without approval of the budget, the SRIA would be prevented from functioning. The County can also raid the SRIA General Fund. Finance Director Dottie Ford, in a follow up statement, noted that the County had not made a request from the General Fund during her twenty years at the SRIA. In other business: Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce President Alison Westmoreland reported that guests served at the Beach Visitors Information Center increased by thirty percent in September 2018 over the prior year. 1796 visitors came to the Center which is open 7 days per week. Escambia County reports that 377,609 cars passed through the Bob Sikes Toll Facility dur ing September 2018. T.S. George ceased toll collections temporar in the total. The SRIA allocated $2,500 to sponsor the Pensacola Beach Womans Clubs annual fundraiser. All funds from the event are designated to assist local organizations and charities. SRIA Director of Finance Dottie Ford noted that the collec tion of commercial and residential lease fees totalled $384,861 for August 2018 which is a 5.9 percent increase over the same period last year. At eleven months percent higher than last. The SRIA will send a letter to support ECUAs request for a grant of $4.1 million to install a beach reclaimed water distribution system. At present, only the SRIA is able to use the reclaimed water generated on the island for irrigation. BDI Engineer Jeff Huggins reported that the permitting for dune walkovers and use of a mobi-mat to allow greater beach access is moving forward. The state has asked for additional information and FWC approval has yet to be received. After approval, the construction is still anticipated to commence during the winter months. Beach resident Dan Smith complimented the SRIA for the addition of palm trees for landscaping along Fort Pickens Road. He did, however, request that the dead and dying trees be removed in a more timely manner. SRIA were already scheduled for re moval within the next few weeks. Elected SRIA Board Member Thomas Campanella, during the Board Members Forum, gave a post storm update. He opted not to comply with the Countys October 9 hurricane evacuation or der and after the weather cleared and yards on the northside of the island. Also in his observation was the amount of incoming nonwas under an evacuation order. The Santa Rosa Island Au thority will meet Wednesday, November 7 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. Meetings are open to the public and agendas are available Hurricane Relocates Famous Motorcycle Rally As of October 25, Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally organizers were working out details to host their fall event on Pensacola Beach and surrounding areas, November 7-11. For two decades, Joe Biggs has been bringing tens of thousands of motorcycle riders to Panama City Beach twice a year for Thunder Beach. The fall rally was originally set for October 24-28, just 14 days after the category four hurricane tore through that part of Northwest Florida. The Panama City Beach Council cancelled all festivals through November, commented Biggs. The biker spirit is undaunted, so Thunder Beach will raise money for hurricane relief by hosting a rally in Escambia County. relief, said Biggs. Whether its donations or ticket sales. We are gonna raise a bunch of money to help Bay County rebuild and recover. The Thunder Beach Rally will bring vendors, riders and three nights of national caliber entertainment to Pensacola Beach. With the alternate date and location, organizers estimate 2,000 to 3,000 riders may attend. For updates and schedules, or Approves New Surf Shop, Protects Island Environment


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 30, 2018 Hurricane Michael ripped through, gathering strength with incredible speed just moments before making landfall at Panama City putting our family and friends in Mexico Beach right in the most destructive path possible. We watched, listened and begged for information constantly. We were nervously waiting, trying so hard to be patient and praying for so many. What seemed to us to be enough time that our people should be able to communicate, stretched out for days. They had not been able to communicate and we had gone way past worrying. That hurricane wasn't slowing down nor losing power as it continued its devastating path toward my family who all live in and around Albany, Georgia. I think it is probably about 200 miles north of Mexico Beach used to say). I'll skip all the who was where, when, why and how because everyone survived safely. Praise and Glory Be to God, because we were able to communicate quickly afterward. Their major issue was length of time in time they have been in the fury of a hurricane. Albany hasn't experienced one since sometime around the early 1900's (possibly 1908). Our friends in Mexico Beach survived with minimal damage to the Cottage By the Sea which is, I believe a true miracle based on the destruction and devastation that surrounded them. They also spent a very scary and miserable 2 or more hours pressing to hold a door as it was sledgehammered by the wind and rain among other continuing thumps and thuds that set your heart racing and your brain spinning. So I'm sure there's some psychological damage that's gonna need some time and therapy. One of the two had sworn to never stay home again. We reminded her that was what she said the last time. I've intentionally withheld names (even though y'all know already) because this is their story to tell. After all, they lived it.... As soon as that roller coaster ride of emotions began to slow down, Bill and I decided it was time for some real comfort food. We each grabbed our own special tub of ice cream and a spoon. Yes, real ice cream not ice milk or frozen yogurt. I settled in my spot on the couch. One minute I was happily digging my way through a half gallon of Banana Split when the next thing I hear is Bill waking me up because I'm spilling my now melted ice cream straight on my black bathrobe. I was so exhausted that I actually fell asleep while in the act of eating my ice cream. That has never happened before and I hope it never does again. Not only did I lose most of my ice cream, I had to get up and immediately wash the ice cream soaked bathrobe, then pick out all the perfectly clean pecans that were left in the washer. Still, I love ice cream! Speaking of love, Sara (nee Shaw) Harris stopped by for a visit not long ago. For those of you who don't know, Sara is the in Greenbriar when I moved here and we soon became best friends. We both had one child although my daughter Mel was 10, while Sara was 6 monthsold and looked like a Gerber baby. She's still beautiful just not a baby anymore. It seems like yesterday that I bought Sara the mother of two precious, loving boys. Ash is twelve and Max is nine they call us Nanny and Pappy. Sara stopped by to invite me to her upcoming wedding to Chad Retherford. They've been blending their family which includes Chad's son Jax, 6, for several years. She was also looking Bill remembered that Mel is a Notary Public, not to mention she used to babysit Sara. They got together and worked out the details. In the next minute, I'm standing on beach sand and it's taking everything I have inside to hold back the tears. I refuse to let them fall as I watched my the wedding of my beach adopted daughter Sara. The happiness, love and joy was palpable and I could feel the presence next to me. Congratulations to the newlyweds Chad and Sara Retherford and your precious family Ash, Max and Jax. This recipe is one I've cooked many times for Sara and she swears it's her favorite. lin'. Let's cook..... Seafood Chowder Saute onions and celery in the bacon as it cooks. Meanwhile put carrots and potatoes in a sauce pan. Pour in chicken broth, then add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cooked bacon, then add onions and celery to saucepan with potatoes and carrots. Once vegand shrimp along with Half and to boil then cook 5 minutes or until shrimp is pink. Add crab last, stirring gently until hot. (Tip: you may need to adjust liquids to get the level you prefer in a chowder.) endar pages turn to November, please circle November 11 should appreciate and thank veterans daily, and grandly on VetSee ya in the kitchen.... Association Hosts Luncheon WA), will meet for lunch from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, November 8, at Francos Italian Restaurant, 523 E. Gregory St., in Pensacola. ROWWA members meet every second Thursday of the month, September through May, for social activities. New members are very welcome. The annual membership dues are $15, and the monthly luncheon fee is $20. For more information and reservations, please contact Mary Chase at 850-686-1160. Pinkius and Bud W. Phoenicopteridae have returned to their sandnest. According to beachologists who study all things wild, these the last surviving that were here in the 1980s. Do not approach. They are protected.


Island Times PAGE 7 October 30, 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 SWEEPING SOUND VIEWS A backyard oasis with saltwater pool, new large master suite and mother-in-law suite await you in this 4BR/4BA home.MLS #543846 1310 Panferio Drive $799,000 To leave, or not to leave that is the question! The weekend that Hurricane Michael was brewing in the southern Gulf of Mexico (October 6-7), my wife and I were camping near Slidell, Louisiana. We had decided to do a Swamp Tour and when boarding the boat, the guide asked where we were from. We told him Pensacola. He responded by saying, Awe, y'all are local. Youre just running from the storm. We laughed a bit, but had no idea what he was talking about we did not know a storm was brewing. We returned to our campsite and leaving. So we decided we better check the weather. Sure enough there was a storm brewing and heading Pensacolas an update and was told that the Emergency Operations Center had not been activated yet, and they expected the storm to track east. No one seemed on high alert so, we relaxed as well. The next day we made our way home wondering whether there was a needed to board up the house. The forecast had the storm turning east toward Panama City. We could expect tropical storm force winds, but not much more. We decided not to board. I did not even go down and tighten lines on my sailboat. Seemed we might get 35 mph winds but that can happen during a good thunderstorm. So we were ready I guess. As Michael approached, we were in awe of the strength and the fact it was not turning. I know others who felt the same; they trusted the weather reports, but were getting nervous that the storm was not turning. We were not ready for a category 4 hurricane no way. Then, the storm turned as predicted and, of Bay County. It was terrible to see what happened to some of those communities, and we have been over there assisting our University of Florida Extension Family with clean up and supply deliveries. Afterwards, someone asked my wife and me, "Had the storm been forecast to hit Pensacola would you have evacuated?" It was a question that we both pondered. We were both born in Pensacola and have weathered through many hurricanes but never a direct hit from a category 4. If you live on Pensacola Beach, it is a no-brainer LEAVE. Gulf Breeze, many people do stay. We are in East Hill. Our ancestors thought enough of building on a hill that our communities North Hill and East Hill were the obvious choice to build. It was not until the community grew beyond the hills that we began building in low areas and still do. But would you evacuate from a hill? According to my phone, the elevation at my house is 72 feet. The thought of water rising high enough to overcome is hard to imagine. But then a category 4 almost category 5 Michaelwould we be okay? I can tell, as many of you may have witnessed as well, there was a tremendous amount of wind damage in Bay, Calhoun, Jackson and other counties. It appeared to be more of a large tornado than a hurricane. I am not sure the hill would be a good place to reside during such a storm. This column is about local natural history, and hurricanes are one of the most powerful natural events we experience. For many reading this column, there is no doubt you would evacuate. Others may be pondering the question as my wife and I are. Either way, as they say it is not a matter of if, it is when there will be more storms and some of these could be very powerful. I think Michael has many folks re-thinking their hurricane preparedness. I feel for those who were hit by this storm and hope they can recover as quickly as possible. Those of us who went through Ivan remember it was not quick, but is part of the game of living on the Gulf Coast. Now is a good time to think about what you would do if such a storm were heading our way. I will not relax around category 4 again, that I know. Lace up your running shoes for The Safe House Project Half Marathon and 5K, Saturday, November 3 on Pensacola Beach. The Gulfside Pavilion will serve as the start line for the half marathon distance which begins at 7:45 a.m. 5K runners will toe the start line at 8 a.m. The event is hosted to raise funds and awareness for The Safe House Project, which provides refuge for victims of sex trafficking. Services provided at a safe house can include educational development, career development, medical attention, detox and rehab, tattoo removal, legal counseling, and multiple types of therapy and counseling. Safe House Project aims to double the number of safe houses in the United States in the next 10 years. Runners will follow an outand-back course for the race, the Gulfside Pavilion on Casino Beach. From there, runners head east along the island, running largely along Via de Luna. The number of points during the race, for twists and turns that will take racers into the neighborhoods that overlook Sharp Point and along Ariola Drive, with a view of the white sands of Pensacola Beach. If you are unable to be on beautiful Pensacola Beach, November 3 but would like to participate, you may enter the Virtual 5K. There is a $25 entry fee. Complete a 5K anywhere in the world, submit your results and receive an event t-shirt. Each race distance has age groups ranging from 8 & under up to 70 and older. An awards party is expected to commence at 9:30 a.m. Awards will be made to the top 5 overall males and females in the Half Marathon; and the top 5 overall males and females in the 5K. A Finisher's Medal will be given to all parwill receive a race t-shirt. Advocare Rehydrate and Rehydrate Gel will be served on the course. Runners should make sure they are accustomed to the official race fuel, should they choose to use it. Race registration is available online at https://events.hakuapp. com/af06428756874328e98b November is an annual celebration and a dedication to manatee conservation in Florida. As manatees seek warm water sites during the cooler winter season, residents, visitors, and the boating community are reminded to watch for manatees and help safeguard them as they freely move about Floridas shallow, slow-moving rivers, bays, estuaries, and coastal water ecosystems. This year 180 manatees have been killed by boat strikes and red tide. There are sightings reported in Northwest Florida. In addition to watching for manatees, the Save the Manatee Club has ways to help. It is an November Deemed Manatee Conservation Month tion established in 1981 by singer/ songwriter Jimmy Buffett and former Florida Governor and U.S. Senator Bob Graham. The Clubs mission is to protect manatees and their aquatic habitat for future generations. One way to help is by joining the Clubs Adopt-A-Manatee program. Each adoptive parent learns about the species by following the real, living manatee theyve chosen through adoption materials and follow-up newsletters the Club provides. To learn more, visit the adoption page of the web site at www.


PBA PAGE 8 Island Times October 30, 2018 NEW TEACHER Pensacola Beach Elementary School second graders welcomed Emmie Nutt who will share classroom teaching duties with Jordan McKinney. NEW BOARD Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board is lead by longtime President Todd McCurdy. At their October 22 meeting, the board apvice-president, Jason Brewster, treasurer and Staci Corley will continue to serve as secretary. HIGH MARKS Congratulations to these Beach School grads who earned a place on the Gulf Breeze Middle School honor roll.Sixth Grade A Honor RollIzabella Beech, Marguerite Corley, Micah Fournier, Brody Hills, Carter Hoeft, Chloe McMillion, Lily Montgomery, Savannah Slusher, Buck Trammel, Dmitry Webber and Kathryn Westholm. Sixth Grade A/B Honor RollFinn Allen, Taylor Brady, Jason Cerone, Eleanor Goodwin, Austin Mickler, Daniel Satter VirantSeventh Grade A Honor RollNoah Allen, Isaac Braun, Nicholas Collins, Charles Hunter, Ivey Johnson, Benjamin Kalb, Maya Leshnov, Stellan Nilssen, Seventh Grade A/B Honor RollCaleb Buccella, Parker Cote, ece Houston, Will Jenkins, Ella Kauffman, Ella Montgomery, Anderson TannerEighth Grade A Honor RollBaylen Crance, Margaret Feltenberger, Zachary Giovanini, Jack Gordon, Kylee Spring, Katharine Turk, Hollyn WillEighth Grade A/B Honor RollKatherine Allen, Landon Catrelle, Avae Dantino, Emery Hassell, Gracyn Phelps, Jameson Walker DATES OF NOTE Wednesday, October 31: Students Early release day. Friday, November 9: Beach School Veterans Day assembly Monday, November 12: Veterans Day celebrated. No classes. November 19-23: Fall Break, no classes. Friday, December 14: Beach School Holiday Concert Pensacola Beach Elementary Pensacola Beachs Will Croments are Jason and Carrie Cromey.If you donate one hour of ence! Join Ocean Hours clean up at the Bob Sikes Bridge Saturday, November 3. Meet at in the parking lot of The Grand Marlin to register at 8:45 a.m. The clean up begins at 9 a.m. Please check details. Buckets, grabbers, gloves and trash bags will be supplied. Partici pants should dress appropriate for the weather, bring sunscreen, bug spray and water in a reBring some friends and make an impact to the environment while beautifying the beach. According to Ocean Hours below graphic, the number one piece of litter retrieved from area beaches are cigarette butts. For more information, volun


Read&RelaxIsland Times... pick up or click 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 30, 2018 330 Ft. Pickens Rd $400,000 MLS# 541430 Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Emerald-Coast.orgToday on my walk, I came upon some itty-bitty footprints, a toddlers, I assume. They were perfect little Hang Ten feet like that ubiquitous logo from the s I loved so much. The sweet little feet were pointing toward the Gulf, but I followed them for a few paces away from the water and toward the street until they suddenly disappeared. It made me think of that lovely old poem, Footprints in the Sand, but from an entirely The original allegory, perhaps inspired by a passage from the Old Testament (Deuteronomy 1:31), retrospectively describes a believers journey through life with God, symbolized by a walk along the beach together. She looks back over the path their footprints illustrate and is troubled by the realization that her life, the trail dwindles to only one set of footprints. She cries out, much like Jesus himself didMy God, my God, why have you forsaken meto which He answers: When you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you. This is such a gripping allegory about holy protection and support in times of heartache and loss. But the toddler toes I followed this morning brought to look at footprints and our walk with the Divine. These little footprints appeared abruptly, as if out of nowhere, about ten yards from the shore break. Someone had been carrying this child to the water but had let him/her down as they got close. contained within a sort of parenthesis of bigger feet. And then, prints dashing all the way down to the tiny waves rolling in. I smiled when I imagined this toddlers glee as he/she explored, perhaps I love your adventurousness. I bet it was a little bit cooeythe word Taylor used (when he was about three) to describe that delicious mix of scary and cool. But the bigger footprints were never far behind. They never are. I look back on the metaphorical beachwalk of my own life. There is no doubt that I have been carried in times of great distress. But thats not the only time I feel inspired to acknowledge the presence of divinity in my journey. How often have I been carried to the very edge of my comfort zonethen encouraged to play, or explore, or simply trust? So cooey. Kids & Kritters Parade SAT FEB 23 2 pm Casino Beach Parking Lot near Sidelines Paws, Love & Rock-N-Roll


PAGE 10 Island Times October 30, 2018Pensacola Beach Elementary School PTA Fall Festival was held October 19 on the school campus. The community game tickets racked up a big score for the PTA with preliminary estimates topping $13,000. Suri Amjad was a Cotton Candy Frappaccino. Captain Jack Sparrow, left, and his sidekick Paula Burns, right, judged the costume contest. Overall winner, Adam Hough, the Killer Clown. Little Liv Newlin won a trophy for her tropical hula girl costume. Liv was having fun at the Festival with her sisters Isla and Phare. Dancingly Yours Dancers Emily Johnson and Kendal Homewood entertain the crowds with a spooky number. Hailey Rose Mardis, left, and Ruby DePascalis, are among the youngest in the Dancingly Yours dance troupe. Dancingly Yours Dancer Miller Crooke knew all the moves. Lucca DePascalis, left, is a dead mermaid and Bella Grace Martinez is the music producer, Marshmello. Lauren Pinkston performs with Dancingly Yours. Savannah Sassy Glover is not even old enough for pre-school but she is a veteran performer at the Beach School Fall Festival. Under the direction of Monette Hodges at Dancingly Yours, children from 3 to adult presented a Halloween Show for spectators.


Island Times PAGE 11 October 30, 2018 PENSACOLA BEACH ARE YOU A FISH HEAD?FISHHEADSPENSACOLABEACH.COM Located Behind The Days Inn On Pensacola BeachFind a Fish Heads sign on Pensacola Beach & Downtown Pensacola to win a drink at Fish Heads Restaurant and Bar!SPOT THE SIGN,SNAP A PIC& share online using#IMAFISHHEAD 1Show the post to your bartender for aFREE DRINK! 2Get Socialized: Krewe of Bananimals host of the season at Casino Beach Bar & Grill, Sunday, November 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. Its exactly four months until St. Patricks Day and the kiltPatrick has issued an invitation day, November 17 on Pensacola located at the Pensacola Beach OLearys, Paradise Bar and Captn Fun. there will be drink specials at every stop. Participants should show up in their best Shamrock is $15 and must be paid online Green dress wearers and other to participate. com for more events. KREWE NEWS Gerry Moore of Pensacolas 1938 Plymouth was a fan favorite at the Mopar and More Beach Rosa Kids House. Will we see Moore next year? The event is set for October 19, 2019. Pensacola Beachs Victoria cast members of the Gulf Breeze Performances are December 7, High Schoolers Present Bright Starvery current Broadway musical theatre performers under the dirun one weekend only. Blue Grass music album written album, the two collaborated on it at more than one theatre in the IMPACT 100 Awards $1.1 Million in Grants Photo: Pensacola Beach resiSanta Rosa Counties. new members; please visit www.


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Island Times PAGE 13October 30, 2018 Call and ask for 55586LTH rfrffnt rfntb fnf nr nfbbnb nThe F amily Gourmet Feastb n bf b nbfbf n fbfbf fbrbrnfn n b n bb nffbb nbb bfbrtbbn fCombo Price $4999 bbbbbb bbf FREE FREE Call 1-855-891-1034 to order item 494X or Visit* Only $19.99 (reg. $37.99 ) plus $5.99 shipping and handling to 48 contiguous states. Some restrictions may apply. Navel Oranges Tangerines Petite Navel Oranges Petite Red Navels SAVE $18!Reg. Price $37.99 ONLY$1999*Special limited time offer! Awesome Oranges! Pensacola Beach Advocates seated two new Board members, and covered beach topics from fee simple to Spring Break at their October 22 Annual Meeting. Board President Terry Preston welcomed Pete Nemeth and James Crittenden to the board after the membership votes were tallied. They join Vice President Ben Clabaugh and Lauren Campanella. Glenn Windham is the PBA treasurer and Crittenden will serve as Board Secretary. The PBA Governmental Affairs Committee report included fee simple, Spring Break and vacation rental issue follow-up. Preston announced that the nonbinding referendum placed on the Escambia County November 6 ballot to protect the undeveloped areas of Pensacola Beach indeed. This language, according to Preston, will negatively impact future attempts to secure fee simple title for beach leaseholders. The referendum was demanded by a group of Escambians called Save Pensacola Beach who appeared at Commission meetings. Preston encouraged PBA members to regularly attend County Commission meetings and voice their opinions on topics of concern. The Governmental Affairs Committee is seeking answers from neighboring communities, hoteliers, rental agencies and law enforcement about the escalating problems caused by Spring Breakers. After identifying a lack of enforcement of laws prohibiting underage drinking, the committee met with Escambia County Sher iffs Office Chief Deputy Chip Simmons and Commander Bain Custer. There will be a follow up deputies to make clear the need for enforcement. The development of over sized homes strictly used for vacation rentals concerns full-time disruptions caused by the party houses is at issue. Preston noted that the Committee has studied or dinances, building codes and SRIA large gathering permits, none of which will cure the problem. Discussion included supporting a single family home and asking the SRIA to issue a commercial lease and collect associated fees from those running a vacation rental business in areas zoned for single family residences. Preston addressed the recent request from the SRIA to clear obstacles from the Countys right-of way. Letters were sent to each leaseholder and County Code Enforcement is to begin enforcement. While PBA took no position on the issue, Preston said it was presented as a safety issue. Two Ariola Drive neighbors had divergent opinions, but Beach resident and Realtor Kathy Tanner succinctly said, respect your survey lines. The Treasurers Report brought good news. PBAs income from membership continues to support its operations. To address a current misconception about the beach leaseholders paying less than their fair share, PBA member Jim Cox is year tax summary as it relates to funds generated annually and expended on Pensacola Beach. PBA will make this document available as soon as it is complete. We realize that the Beach will always be a net contributor to Escambia County, said Cox, a founding member of PBA. But how much is enough? The PBA will make the report available online when complete. In new business, PBA mem ber Elizabeth Hewson asked the group to support changes to the general publics beach access after an evacuation order is issued. Noting that while she complied with the evacuation order, nonbeach residents streamed across the bridge creating traffic and home security issues. She also asked that on-street parking be prohibited when the island is under a hurricane warning. The Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers subcommittee Chairman Lauren Cam panella submitted her report electronically. Preston recounted the Beachkeepers activity which included co-hosting Earth Day in Navarre Beach, the Sea Turtle Baby Shower and also the Sea Turtle Soiree on Pensacola Beach. The Beachkeepers have started a recycling project at Pensacola Beach Elementary and will also participate in the Pensacola Beach parade, December 2. They main tain a social media presence on Facebook. The PBA welcomes new members. Dues are $30 per year. For more information, go to www. Advocates Discuss Beach Issues,


PAGE 14 Island Times October 30, 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@ 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 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 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@ or 850-377-3145 Contact professionals who advertise in Island Times. They are supporting the family-owned beach newspaper. Please support them!OCTOBER 30: Bands on the Beach, free concert. 7-9 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Bring a lawn chair. No glass or pets. 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. (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. (pending re-opening after Hurricane Michael) 3: Safe House Project, Half and 5K, 7 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. 3: Ocean Hour Clean Up, 8:45 a.m. Grand Marlin Parking lot to register. Clean up near Bob Sikes Fishing Bridge, 9-10. 4: Daylight Savings Time ends. Fall Back 7: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Agendas 11: No Entrance Fees at Ft. Pickens 11: Pensacola Beach Veterans Day Parade 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. Dress Crawl, noon, starts at Tiki Bar (PB RV Resort). Hosted by Krewe of St. Patrick. Open to public. Tickets online, $15, at https://kosp.yapsody. com/event/book/318471/5221786 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. 24: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, Park West, 8:45 registration. DECEMBER 1: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, Quietwater Beach and Bob Sikes Bridge areas, 8:45 a.m. registration. 1: Pensacola Beach Chamber Lighted Boat Parade, 4 p.m. Kids Party at Shaggys. 6:30 p.m. Little Sabine to Quietwater Pier. 8 p.m. Fireworks in the Sound. p.m. Avenida 10 to Gulfside Pavilion. 7: Gulf Breeze High School Drama Departments Bright Star, PSC Auditorium. 7:30 p.m. Also, Saturday. Matinee, Sunday, 2:30. Tickets, $20, online through Pensacola State College Theatre Dept. or call 850-484-1847. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 15: Sea Turtle Soiree, Pensacola varre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. 22: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, scheduled for Fort Pickens Pier, 8:45 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. registration. 25: Christmas Day LOOKING FORWARD.... 2019 January 1 Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Paradise, Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mardi Gras Schedule on Page 3 or at February 2: Double Bridge Run. 15K starts in Pensacola, 7 a.m. 5K starts in Gulf Breeze, 8:30 a.m. Ends at Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Post race party at the Amphitheatre. February 14: Pensacola Beach Womans Club Valentine Voyage Dinner Dance, GB Rec. Center, 5 pm Tickets, $25. February 16:Glow Run, 5 p.m. Gulfities. Glam Up, Glow Up, Show Up. for entries 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: 850-748-6878 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood Pets Be a lifesaver. Consider adopting a pet from the Escambia County Animal Shelter. Located at 200 W. Fairfiled Drive, Pensacola. 850-595-3075 Kids and Kritters Parade, Saturday, February 23 at 2 p.m. Theme Paws, Love and RockN-Roll. Open to all nice dogs and well behaved people.


PAGE 15 Island Times October 30, 2018 usinessuzzB B BROWN RETIRESEscambia County Administrator Jack Brown has retired. He took over the position in 2014. Amy Lovoy will serve as the Acting County Administrator. Amy Lovoy, a 20 year County employee, most recently has been the assistant county administrator. In that position, agement and Budget Services, ment, property sales, contract Bay Center. She will now be BEAUTIFUL 25Danah and Gwen Gibson, business. The sisters opened the Nauga Nation. The shop location until it was time to raze the building. They moved to the Via de Luna Shopping Center near The Islander Lounge where hurricanes made them move to higher ground. They are hapBRAS ADD UPThe ninth annual Bras Across the Bridge which begins and sacola Beach, raised more than vides mammograms to women in our community who are not on their own, as well as raises detection. For every $100 raised through the Foundation, one mammogram can be provided to a woman in need.NO ROAD YETStructural engineering asand Navarre Beach is expected to remain closed through the middle three months. and the Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) are working closely to complete the repair sible. In addition to repairing road damage, the park service will work with FHWA to pursue Ivan. These methods may help by over wash during hurricanes and tropical storm events. PR AWARD Agency. The Agency has been awarded Best Campaign, Best ebrate outstanding campaigns stone Agency won Best Tactic and Best Campaign in 2017 and Firm in 2016.CHAMBER CHATTERlowing who will serve on the Aloy, ALoyal Vision, Chairman: News Journal, Secretary: Holly Jurnovoy, Emmanuel, Sheppard & Condon and Treasurer: Jeremy Carver, Edward Jones Investments. New Board Directors are: Clark: Emerald Coast Hospice, Steve Clopton: Gilmore Ser vices, Will Condon: Sacred Heart Health System, Donna Cooper: SHOP EASYholiday shopping. Carol Campbell, owner, truly has something swim along aisles lined with decorating their Christmas trees. themed selections. Orange you happy to see a Hale Groves ad in Island Times? Order and have them ship some Or steak your claim on the A real meal deal to send without Hale Groves and Omaha Steaks appetit! Storm damaged area of Highway 399, located within the Santa Rosa Area of Gulf Islands National Seashore.


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PAGE 18 Island Times October 30, 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 Pensacola Marathon/HalfMarathon/5K Is Next Up Our next major road race in Northwest Florida will be the Pensacola Marathon along with a half-marathon and a 5K on Veterans Day weekend. The event is actually taking place at 6:30 a.m. on November 11 (the original Armistice Day date). You will have the opportunity to run the only marathon in the Pensacola area (which is a Boston Marathon other two races. The two scenic long courses are very challenging and youll have to be in good shape to take on the hills you will encounter along the way. The races feature some of our best local vistas along Scenic Highway and youll run past a panorama of our most well-known historic sites on your way to the Finish Line at Veterans Park. Recently, the event has en1,000 runners participating in the three races and youll want to be part of the action. More information and registration is available at Pensacolas Wild Turkey Trot Gives Back I always love races that contribute to the community in addition to putting on a quality competition. Seville Quarter has been doing this for decades with their Wild Turkey Trot 5K. This year the event is Saturday, November 17 at 8 a.m. All your friends are going to run or walk, so you should as well. Youll have a great time and you will also help out with the cause of feeding those less fortunate. Yes, its a great downtown Pensacola race course. Yes, Seville Quarter puts on an amazing celebration afterwards with music, refreshments, food and for-real Wild Turkey. The most important thing, however, is the proceeds from the race help Seville Quarter and their employees prepare Thanksgiving meals for 125 needy families in Northwest Florida at this special time of the year. Also, the organizers are partnering with their sponsor, Columbia Southern University, to present a special Thanksgiving eve traditional dinner for 100 of our service personnel in the area who will remain here for this great holiday. Go to www. for all the details on registering for this special road race. Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot On Thanksgiving Day Speaking of races for a good cause, the always-successful Pensacola Beach Turkey Trot runners on November 22 at 8:30 a.m. Hosted along one of the worlds most beautiful beaches, brain cancer research and the Preston Robert Tisch Tumor Center at Duke University. This is the eighth year for the competition and more than 1,000 participants from throughout the United States are expected to run or walk. This race is fun, competitive, family-friendly and it offers a variety of activities for all ages. While appreciating this great venue for a road race, youll also be helping to defeat this terrible disease. Theres a kids race first, then the 5K and from 9-11 a.m. theres a Runners Breakfast and Race Awards Partry. Youll have and beer to enjoy. Get involved in the race and the cause by going to The Final Ironman 70.3 New Orleans Ten years ago we happened to be in the Crescent City when leans was held. It received a great deal of international notoriety and there were athletes in the race from around the world. At the time, it was the largest halfIronman ever and the anticipation charts. However, it seemed a black cloud got stuck over the race go away. They struggled with windy conditions that made Lake Ponchartrain too rough for the swim more than once. One year the heat index was far higher than water at the aid stations early on in the race. The rest of the athuntil the huge quantities of water required could be replenished on the course. The unpredictable open lake able for the swim and the course was moved to a marina with a protective seawall. Last year a violent thunderstorm with high winds made it impossible to hold the event and it was cancelled. After years of bad luck, the announcement was made that 2018 triathlon. We had another commitment in New Orleans October 21 and our stay there happened to coincide with the race. So, the alarm 4:45 and an hour later we were headed for the South Shore Harbor Marina. Arriving well before the scheduled 7 a.m. start, we parked far away from the venue. The parking lots at the marina were taken up with Transition and other parts of the course and we were hoping to get away following the completion of the swim and the start of the bike discipline. About 10 minutes before the race was to begin, we heard an announcement that the race was delayed 30 minutes due to high winds and that the swim would be shortened to 600 yards (vs 1.2 miles). That was like sticking a pin in a balloon for me. I wasnt in the race. I hadnt done all the training. I hadnt paid the high entry fee and I was still very disappointed. Imagine how the registered athletes felt. Finally, the sun came up and letes began streaming somberly into the water. It was dark, cloudy and windy and you could tell it was going to be another of those days for this event. Perhaps its good it was the last one. Charlie Green of Gulf Breeze earned Endurance 5K Run, October, 21, on the sacola Beach. The gulf front footraces the Gulf Pier. His time was 24:44. Sean Conroy was the second ance 5K, October 21. The race is run on the Gulf front sands of Pensacola Beach. His time, 25


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