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Volume XIV, Number 15 Pensacola Beach, Florida November 13, 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 Talkin Turkey Beach School Kindergartners Write Recipes


PAGE 2 Island Times November 13, 2018 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Mark Your CalendarB CC: Tuesday, Nov. 20, Special BCC Installation Meeting, 9 a.m. 221 Palafox Place., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 BCC: Thursday, Dec. 6, Agenda Review, 9 a.m. Public Forum, 4:30 p.m., Board Meeting, 5:30 p.m. 221 Palafox Place. www., Questions? District Four 850-595-4940 SRIA: 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) Turkeys Dash And Trot At Thanksgiving Day Fundraiser Kids will chase a giant trotting turkey through the sand during the Turkey Dash, Thursday, November 22. The fun run course is about one hundred yards and there are prizes for the quickest dashers. Everyone gets to make a Turkey Dash t-shirt to take home. [The 2017 Turkey was portrayed by Eric Owens.]


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 November 13, 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 Nov 12 Crabs Nov 19 PegLegs Nov 26 Paddys Dec 3 Paradise Dec 10 Hemingways Start Time: 6 Dues $35 ~ The Krewe welcomes all who wish to join. Please come to meeting to apply. Dec 10 Hemingways 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, 7 PM, Captn Fun 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 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 24, 1993 The businesses in the old Via de Luna Shopping Center, which have been sitting on Death Row, have been given a reprieve. The SRIA will not run a humongous five lane thoroughfare smack through their parking lot. At least, not very soon. So, those of us (and we are a legion) who have a sentimental attachment to the establishments on both sides of The Corner can breathe a little easier. There was a time, not so many years ago, when the little cluster of bars and shops were among the few businesses on Pensacola Beach which stayed open year around. When I arrived on the beach in the winter of 1979, I discovered that my Ariola Drive neighbors all lived in other parts of the country, and spent only summer vacations in their island homes. So, I began to wander to Dirty Joes, Neros Thats how I so easily became a member of the Beach Family. Those were, and still are, the carefree expatriots who welcome those new islanders who seem to I have dozens of memories of incidents in the shopping cenOf a birthday party on the curb in front of Dirty Joes when Stanley brought me a bouquet of wild flowers he picked in the alley behind the center. Of sitting in the chairs on The Corner, holding up judges number cards we made from pizza boxes, and rating automobiles and drivers travelling on Via de Luna. Of a cold December night, when I was alone, so I went to Neros. Little E was the only one in the place. He wanted to make me feel welcome, so metal stove, recently installed by Motley. Somehow, the stove was not quite up to drawing properly, and the whole building quickly the doors and let the smoke drift into the cold night air. We talked a little while and soon, all the one complained about the smoke. They threw some darts, played pool, and munched on pizzas, and downed a few cold ones. The hottest event of the evening was a domino tournament. The old Islander Lounge was the scene of so many time honored happenings, that its hard to single out one that stands out more than others. It probably was the annual Thanksgiving Party, when the beach family covered the pool tables with Islander newspapers, placed their covered dishes on them, and proceeded to have a sumptuous Thanksgiving Dinner. Christmas at Dirty Joes followed the same pattern. A few years ago, the SRIA required the businesses to renovate the exteriors, and while this was done with some reluctance, dimmed the historic memories of the interiors. Its true some of the places have changed perceptibly. (Remember the long dark entryway to The Islander? Now, we can all see where we are going.) Dirty Joes has expanded into Captn Jacks and now includes a night club with live entertainment, Dirty Joes East. But, the middle bar remains the same, even if some of the more interesting memorabilia which used to decorate the bar, has been removed. So, all of us, whose memories go back to the years when the shopping centers businesses were our second homes, we give thanks to the SRIA for not taking the parking places away, even if it is only a short term gift to these landmark establishments. Happy Thanksgiving. See you at Joes. The Merry Mermaids turned into Scary Mermaids at their Halloween Bunco Party at the Beach Elks Lodge, October 31. Mermaids are L to R: (kneeling) Wendy Brandon and Merrie Pearson; (seated) Joy Bryant, Loretta Browder, Sharon Burnside, Shirley Blake, Shirley Hart and Norma Dodge; (standing) Masked Patsy Ledford, Skaggs, Mary Ann Davis, Carolyn Blanton and Lee Springer.


PAGE 4 Island Times November 13, 2018 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Blue Sky Gift Shoppe 850-932-7100 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Santa Shops Here GIFTS GALORE! 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 SAINTS GAMES 11/18 Noon vs. Eagles We are closed 11/22 Geaux Saints.From local acts to bands from across the world, Paradise hosts a variety of music styles, ranging from blues to roots to funk. Check online at or just come on down. All events are free and open to the public. You never know who might be playing in Paradise! Wooly Booger Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl Friday Nov 30 4 p.m. til Krewe du YaYas Pink Pedal Party Stop Sat Nov 17 1:15 Closed on Thanksgiving Thursday, Nov 22 We are grateful for our customers! Krewe of St. Patrick Shamrock Sat Nov 17 3 pm stop The Trivia Master went easy on the crowd of trivia players, it was either yes or no. The question, Was Veterans Day was always celebrated on November 11 sent most marching the wrong way. The smarties who answered, No, were correct. The all-knowing big wigs in Congress passed a Uniform Holidays Bill which moved Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. So in 1971, 1972,1973 and 1974 the holiday which originated in the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was moved to October. Made no sense. In 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the of the date. sent by Pensacola Beachs Lynn Clark. Of course, our favorite Knight of the Trivia Roundtable Morrie Drees sent the correct answer. Before taking his seat at the Trivia Roundtable, he served in the United States Navy, retiring as a commander. He is a veteran and knows his Armistice and Veterans Day factoids. The Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks has a battalion of wrongsters lounging in the Land of the Woefully Incorrect. Sandi Johnson, who is living in central Florida and longing for Pensacola Beach, won the race wrong. Military Veteran Bruce Clark, who sent his t-shirt size Too bad for Bruce. Maybe the Queen of Wrong Answers will give him a shirt. And, then, theres Ella Twowas was first called Armistice Day and changed by Dwight Eisenhower to Veterans Day in 1954. Followed by, Well, No. In 1968 it was moved to the fourth Monday in November, but in 1975 President Ford returned it to November 11. The barstool laughing her answers. Thanks for playing T.A. Better luck next time. Its the time of year for thankfully eating and drinking. Who can answer this two part question (perhaps Two Answer Hess)? A group of party-minded people hosted a Land Cruise on Thanksgiving Day, 1983. Do you remember which group did this and where the 1983 Land Cruise took place? So, you need to email the name of the group and the place where they hosted to correctly do this will win a LONGTIME FRIENDSBecca Boles posted a story on Facebook about her mom Betty Topmiller Ward and Bettys best friend of 90 years, Dorothy Hanes. Bolles tagged television celebrity Ellen DeGeneres in the post, since her mother instructed her to do so. Not to be outdone, Sharon Traud told Island Times about her best friend Pensacola Beachs Bonnie Elbert. I have a best friend of 75 years, Bonnie in Louisville, Kentucky. We have states, but always kept up our friendship. We shared good times, bad times and lots of memories with our families together. Still besties. Heres to friendship!NEW CLUBBERSThe members of the Pensacola Beach Womans Club accepted a few new gals into their ranks. Dodi Dean, Brenda Romine, ReJeana Rondot, Karen Hendrix and Barbara Harris were welcomed at the October membership meeting and luncheon. FEATHERS AND FUNOnce upon a time, a group of friends decided to make a oncein-a-while lunch date into a regular gig. The Lunch Bunch was born. It was not long after that one of the founding fun-stirrers, Karen Cook, asked them to support children in foster care at the holidays. Fast forward through many years and thousands of Christmas stockings, Easter baskets and birthday gifts to 2018. The Lunch Bunch and the Krewe of Bananimals Feather Ladies delivered treats for Trick or Treat at Capstone for their preschool program on Halloween morning. Plus, the Krewe of Bananimals gets a special thanks for collecting the candy at their Halloween party! (See photo, below) coveted Island Times t-shirt. Hint: Jean Luke will know the answer to this one. Send your two answers to with trivia in the subject line. Please include your name with your answer. Hurry! The deadline to answer is Monday, November 19. Fair winds and good luck. ?? ? ??? ? ??Representing the Lunch Bunch and Feather Ladies at Capstone on Halloween are (L to R): Carlette Howell, Frances Bryan, Bev Kinego, Gena Raymon, Mary Jo Tibbits, Barbara Altemeyer, Jen Cole, Dicksie Booker and Shelby Smith. Wondering who is open on Turkey Day? Where will you dine or watch football with friends? Here are a few tips to guide your holiday eating and drinking plans Thursday, November 22 on Pensacola Beach: The Grand Marlin: A waterfront experience, open on Thanksgiving with a sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and turkey gravy. Warm your heart with pumpkin, pecan or Honeycrisp apple pie. An a la carte menu is available all day. At the foot of the Bob Sikes Bridge. While reservations are not required, they are a good idea. Sidelines: The doors open at 3 p.m. serving a full menu of football and sports on the endless televisions. The Washington Redskins take on the Dallas Cowboys at 3:30 p.m. followed by the New Orleans Saints against the Atlanta Falcons at 7:30 p.m. Wings are wonderful. Beer is cold. On Via de Luna, next to Casino Beach parking lot. Sandshaker Lounge: Opens at 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Need to escape the traditional pumpkin pie? Have a bushwacker for dessert. Its a Thursday Throwback Party starting at 7 p.m. Half price drink specials for those wearing a Shaker shirt. MoFo Bridge on stage at 8 p.m. The Frisky Dolphin and The Sandbar: One business with two personalities. Get yourself to Frisky prior to Turkey Day, because they will not be open. However, The Sandbar slides the glass doors open for patrons beginning at 4 p.m. The following beach establishments are closed so their employees can enjoy time with family: Crabs on Pensacola Beach, Flounders Chowder House, Native Caf, Paradise Bar and Grill, PegLeg Petes and Shaggys. The Natives will be open at 7:30 a.m. on Friday for breakfast. All eateries and bars promise to return to regular hours on Friday, November 23.Feasts To Football Thanksgiving on the Beach


PAGE 5 Island Times November 13, 2018 Its all about the money. The discussion items at the November 7 Santa Rosa Island Authority committee meetings largely revolved around changing lease fees. Santa Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Paolo Ghio stated at the Development and Leasing Committee meeting that he had proactively discussed the Lease Fee Reduction Policy with each SRIA Board member. The reduction policy, put in place in 2015 with the encouragement from the County, annually reduces lease fees by half. The SRIA revenues were reduced to approximately $4 million. The County was collecting taxes from leaseholders, so they agreed to take over the Public Works and Public Safety Departments. Those two departments have a combined budget of nearly $4 million. The Authoritys track record of providing services to beach businesses and residents within budget goes back 70 years. Escambia County has been providing Public Works and Public Safety to the beach for 3 years and is experiencing just shy of a $2 million shortfall, according to Ghio. A long range plan, if the full lease fees were reinstated, would see funds dedicated to covering the Countys shortfall in their Island Public Service and Public Safety budgets plus the SRIA could increase the annual funds earmarked for beach renourishment to total $1.5 million; and dedicate $1 million to capital improvement projects. Board Member and Beach Resident Karen Sindel stated that it was unprecedented for the County to single out one group of citizens to fund a budget shortfall. She pointed out that the County does not go to Perdido Key or Myrtle Grove when they experience a shortfall. Since the County agreed to take over the departments, then encouraged the lease reduction, she compared the action to a bait and switch. No. Just no. said Sindel. Tammy Bohannon, who is retiring from 12 years as an SRIA board member, agreed with Sindel. She wants to review the Countys budgets to see why they have a shortfall. While the county lost some tax revenue because of the outcome of the tax lawsuits, she believes their payroll structure is I knew 12 years ago, said Bohannon. They want it all. The lease fees and the taxes. She proposed that the Bob Sikes Bridge toll be increased and the interlocal agreement be amended to allow those additional funds be dedicated where needed tion-related projects. Elected Board Member Thomas Campanella said the County never had enough money to take over the two departments. He was concerned about level of services, future renourishment funding and that additional MSBUs might be levied on Beach residents. This issue should require a lot of thought on everyones part, said Campanella. There is more than meets the eye. Board Member Brigette Brooks asked, If the SRIA refused to raise lease fees, could the County refuse to provide services? While he did not address that directly, Ghio reminded the Board that the County must approve the SRIA budget. If the budget approval was stalled, it would prevent the SRIA from functioning. Ghio pointed out that the County has not requested the increase of lease fees. Pensacola Beach Advocates President and Beach Resident Terry Preston believes the discussion is premature since the County has not asked for the funds. She added that the PBA is preparing an annual windfall of millions of dollars to Escambia County generated by the island in taxes and fees. The analysis is a comparison of revenue generated versus funds spent on the island. The Development and Leasing Committee tabled the Lease Fee Reduction Policy discussion. The Committee further dis policy to address lease renewals. At present, no such policy exists and lease renewals are taken on a case-by-case basis. Ghio advised and guidelines regarding lease renewals. Committee Chair Bohannon preferred to maintain the caseby-case flexibility in renewal rather than standards set forth in a policy. Board Member Janice Gilley noted that there was one lease renewal that has triggered this discussion, but supported the guidelines a policy would give options and the Board would still have the ability to hear from leaseholders in special circumstances. The lease fee renewal policy was a discussion item only. Ghio asked the Administrative Committee to discuss the potential for a CPI increase; over two years before it would take discussion would show those who are watching that the SRIA board is proactive in addressing this. The CPI increase to lease fees can be Board did not employ it in 2010 due to the recession, nor in 2015 which was the year fees were being reduced. Gilley agreed that it gave them plenty of time to consider the topic, while Brooks said at this time she could not see any reason that it should not be implemented. Campanella, however, said he would need to see the reasons to raise it before agreeing to do so. The Santa Rosa Island Au thority will meet Wednesday, December 12 at 5 p.m. Agendas SRIA Committees Discuss Lease Fee Rates And Renewal Policies


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 TacosNovember 13, 2018 I voted because I always vote. I was born into a belief that it was a civil right to be allowed to vote, especially women. To even consider not voting would dishonor those women who braved a war on our own until they won. It's because of them that I could mark my ballot on November 6 and be counted. I must confess, I always feel pered "thank you" to those brave souls on my way out. Yes, I do love that little sticker, too. Another confession is each Fall to adjust to the time day and I really do not adapt until Spring. I know all the logical reasons why I should actually feel better and adapt quickly. I'm known as a night person but night slips in too early in Fall and Winter. I don't like night at 4:30 in the afternoon. And I only see Sunrise on my way to bed anyway so who cares what time that happens, just that it does happen. I'm already waiting for Spring. Just a couple of weeks ago, I was not feeling well because of a summer cold. I fell asleep on the couch and when I woke up the clock above our television read 6:00. There is no a.m. or p.m. Looking outside the windows it looked as if the sun was about to rise. I woke Bill who was asleep on the big couch and told him Peanut and I were going to bed. The next time I woke and the bedroom clock read 12:00. Thinking it was noon, I got up. I got the shock of my life when I whipped open my bedroom cur tains expecting sunshine but saw pitch black darkness. I was positive I was losing my mind. Wandering around the midnight instead of noon and I had actually gone to bed at 6 p.m., not 6 a.m. I stayed up until the real 6 a.m., went back to bed and slept until it was really noon. Some days you just need to start over. It's amazing that I ever get anything done. We've already celebrated with an early "Florida Family Thanksgiving" on November 3. We took advantage of the per fect weather and Don and Mel's grandsons Zander, 4 and Zavier, 3 spending the weekend. Those little boys have 5 tons of energy between them. As cool as it is to be a Great Grandmother, I'm sure not as fast as I used to be. I wasn't alone. It took just under three hours for two tiny boys to wear out eight grownups and one 18 year-old. But it was worth every minute. They are so precious and nothing equals the sound of a child's laughter or the feeling of a child's hug. We are now well prepared to feast again at the Georgia Family Thanksgiving, which takes place on actual Thanksgiving Day. We have two brand new babies in our family that I can't wait to meet. As I write this, I am preparing to meet Whey Jennings. What a treat and a real blessing to have Whey Jennings perform a free concert at The Dock to raise Funds for Hurricane Relief. I'm sure his grandfather, the Legendary Waylon Jennings approved. More on Whey and his band in my next column. I was honored to serve as a Guest Judge for the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Churchs Annual Chili Cookevent coordinator LeeAnn Taylor, there were 17 entries. That's a whole lotta chili people. Each entry was served under a team name (judges did not know who prepared it) and the contest included a category for kids, 12 and under. Miss Emma Eidson won the Kids Category and is sharing her prize winning "Straight A's" delicious chili recipe with us. So, let's cook......Straight As ChiliIngredients 3 lbs ground beef Half medium onion 2 tablespoons minced garlic 3 14.5 ounce cans diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cup water 2 can dark red kidney beans 1 can light kidney beans 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 tablespoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground red pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 tsp black pepper Toppings: Cheddar Cheese Fritos Corn Chips Sour Cream In a big pot lightly brown ground beef and drain. Add chopped onions and garlic and cook until onions are almost clear. Add tomatoes, water, beans, chili powder, paprika, red pepper, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for 45 minutes. Serve with shredded cheddar cheese, Fritos and sour cream. Warms my heart to see kids cooking. Enjoy, share, be kind and have a safe and Happy Thanksgiving. See ya in the kitchen... Emma Eidsen won the childrens category of Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Churchs 28. Her recipe is featured in Island Times. Andrea Miller of Team Mean Green Machine earned the top award in the Spicy Category at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Churchs


Island Times PAGE 7 November 13, 2018 Nature NotesBy Rick OConnor Sea Grant Agent University of Florida IFAS/Escambia Extension This is pretty cool The Horseshoe Crab predates the era of the dinosaurs and is truly a living fossil. Once found in all oceans, it is now restricted to four species found and the east coast of the United States. The local, Limulus polyphemus is the only species found in the western hemisphere. This species of Horseshoe Crab is found all along the eastern seaboard of the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. Though more common in the Delaware Bay region, there are populations along the Florida Gulf coast, and now they are beginning to be sighted in the Pensacola Bay area. I grew up in Pensacola and honestly do not remember many Horseshoe Crabs here. Others, who have lived as long as I have and longer, do remember them even mentioning a small island in Little Sabine called Horseshoe Crab Island because of how common they were. These animals require difparts of their life cycle. Spawning requires sandy beaches, of which we have plenty. However, the beaches they seek must have low wave energy because the developing young will incubate within the well-oxygenated sand for a couple of weeks. Such beaches can be found along The Return of the Horseshoe CrabSanta Rosa Sound. The juvenile Horseshoe Crabs prefer shallow estuarine waters with sandy bottoms. I associated with seagrass beds. Here they plunge their helmet like shells into the sediment forcing up worms and other invertebrates on which they feed. Their thick chitinous shell has protected them from most predators for almost 500 million which is actually an external skeleton, must be shed in a process called molting. The empty shells are usually thin and tan in color. When found, many people think they are the remains of a dead Horseshoe Crab, but in fact the animal is still walking the bottom of the Sound somewhere with a new, thick, green colored will venture into much deeper water and have even been found in the open ocean. In recent years, their numbers have declined to the point where wildlife managers are concerned for their future. Horseshoe Crabs are commercially harvested. They produce a product that is used to detect bacteria adhering to a variety of materials. This compound is responsible for assuring that the tubing, and other equipment used in medical procedures, is free of bacteria and is much needed. However, millions are removed from the beaches to obtain this compound. Scientists are working on methods to synthetically produce it without having to kill the crabs. They are also used as Locally, the decline of Horseshoe Crabs was probably due to loss of, or degrading of, habitat. There has been an effort in recent years to improve local water quality and habitat restoration and the return of the Horseshoe Crab suggests these impact. Reports of both Horseshoe Crabs, and their molts, have been coming in from Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze, East Bay, Pensacola Bay, and even Bayou Grande. This is fantastic news and may trigger a tagging program conducted by volunteers trained by Florida Sea Grant. We encourage residents to report sightings to the Sea Grant at the county extension office; 850edu. They are most easily found along the beaches during the high tide of a new or full moon. Welcome back Horseshoe Crabs this is pretty cool! 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 PRICE REDUCED on this spacious 3BR/2BA condo with panoramic views! Large wrap-around balcony overlooking the Gulf, Sound and eastern end of the island. MLS #542141 Tristan Towers $435,000 Pensacola Beachs Morgan Park will have two new all-weather state of the art educational Breeze Will Do and a generous donor. Will Do, a local philanthropic group allocated over presentations November 4 at The Executive Director Paolo Ghio delivered the request for the Morgan Park educational signs which are slated for installation during the parks refurbish and replanting next year. The two signs are estimated to cost $2,484. The request earned Will Do Wild Card funding of $966. The remaining $1,518 is being donated by a citizen who will remain anonymous. presentation, a person approached shortfall in funding for the Morgan Park signs, commented Ghio. The only requirement was the wish to remain anonymous. I am rarely speechless, but that left me without words. The board announces the Winners: Art, Recreation & Sports Flags in The Breeze: GBHS Band Boosters, $8,290 Miracle Field of Dreams: Miracle League of Santa Rosa County, $4,995 P.E. Teacher Gulf Breeze, $3035 Upgrade Equipment/Cost Education Empowering Young Journalists by Expanding Technology: GBHS Yearbook, $7,989 Focus on Communication: $1,308 Improving Conceptual Unthe Use of Graphing Calculators: GBHS Math Department, $7,911 Reading Cafe: Gulf Breeze Middle School, $1,899 Hardship Support Services Pumping Hearts, Paint Brushes and Wheels to Go: Interfaith Ministries/Good Samaritan Clinic, $9,517 Public Safety & Environment Conservation Stations: GBHS Marine Science Club, $6,524 Morgan Park Educational ity, $966 Rescue Equipment: Gulf Breeze Volunteer Fire Department, $9,483 More information about Gulf Breeze Will Do is available at Do Grants Funds To Local AgenciesMorgan Park Earns Partial Grant Funding and Anonymous Donor Liv Tenpenny is a real living doll. The sixmonth-old stole the show with her Cabbage Patch Kids cosBeach-O-Ween, October 26 on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. Liv and her parents, Austin and Cara, reside in Gulf Breeze.


PBA PAGE 8 Island Times November 13, 2018 AIM HIGH Congratulations to the following students who earned high grading period.Pensacola Beach Elementary Jordan McKinneys Second Grade ClassA Honor Roll Alijah Arceneaux Will Cromey Lauren Kalb Eliana Demming Daniel Garza Malloy Nilssen Violet Norris Evan Wright Silas Richmond Bella McKinney A-B Honor Roll Lamija Alibasic Bella Grace Martinez Victoria Samii Tate Sellers Adelyn Suarez Joy McLaurines Third Grade ClassA Honor Roll Chloe Ciolino Adam Hough Phare Newlin A-B Honor Roll Aubrey Barden Noah Brewster Max Burgoon Kate Crittenden Rylee Fenech Alex Leshnov Amari Lovelace Natalie McMullen Bindy Nita Kenzley VaughnErin Olson's Fourth Grade ClassA Honor Roll Suri Amjad Lily Asmar Charlie Coyl Cameron Hoeft A-B Honor Heath Asmar Sawyer Asmar Nic Brewster David Grosso Aubrey McMillion Kian Patel Mena Patroni Anna Grace Pennington Sara Peterman Landon Suarez Emily TillarAbby Durrances Fifth Grade ClassA Honor Roll Ava Biland Bella Ciolino Kayla Cote Brayden Dadisman Chloe Hargraves Stella Keigley Mitchell McCoy Lauren Olson Tre Patroni Graham Pennington Estelle Reese A-B Honor Roll Colby Coolbaugh Max Durrance Sidney Flemming Trey Hanson Brett Horton Ryan Kalb Lily Roltsch Mason Simpson Gulf Breeze High SchoolNinth Grade A Honor Roll Taylor Brame, Peyton Bunting, Natalia Dadisman, Dominic Ninth Grade A-B Honor Roll Caitlain Braun, Avery Burt, Max Kronlage, Amy MacKinnon, Kacie May, Matthew McCoy, Tenth Grade A Honor Roll Lauren Kent, Lauren Thompson Tenth Grade A-B Honor Roll Hannah Buchalter, Alana Depascalis, Taylor Farej, Lauren Feltenberger, Elizabeth Frierdich, Connor Wooden grove, Matthew McCurdy, Kimberly Noble, Caleb Sampson liams Seniors A Honor Roll Savannah Haynes, Chloe Truax Seniors A-B Honor Roll Carlee Amberson, Margaret Braun, Devon Elliott, Kyle Imm, Hannah May, Cayson McCurdy, Harrison ODaniel, Sophia SloThompson TOP TEACHERS Santa Rosa Education Foundation included three Gulf Breeze teachers in the thirty-three nominees for Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year. Nominees were selected by their peers at each school throughout the district. Gulf Breeze Elementary; Charles Phan, Gulf Breeze High and Christina Cornelius, Gulf Breeze Middle. The Santa Rosa Teacher of the Year will be announced on DATES TO NOTE no classes School Holiday Concert, Our Early Release no classes


Island 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 November 13, 2018 330 Ft. Pickens Rd $400,000 MLS# 541430 Kim Gibbons, Broker/Beach Specialist 850-912-9826 Kids & Kritters Parade SAT FEB 23 2 pm Casino Beach Parking Lot near Sidelines Paws, Love & Rock-N-Roll Its all a matter of perspective. To the ghost crabs on the beach, this sand sculpture was a mountain. To me and my little boys, it was a tiny drip castle barely twelve inches tall. We kind of dont want to hear it. In times of high emotion or distress, it seems reductive. It seems kind of duh-now (to quote my 14-year-old-self) to say it out loud. But Ill say it again anyway: Its all a matter of perspective of where were standing on that beach. Of the angle from which the snapshot was taken. Of the illusions the photographer wants to create. I saw a meme that depicted the Titanic nose-diving into the Atlantic captioned: The sinking of the Titanic was a miracle to the lobsters in the ships kitchen. There are those who saw this whole mid-term election drama from the lobsters perspective and those who have counted the passengers and the lifeboats and have done some troubling math. And I feel distressed over the political vitriol that oozes from every screen in our homes, that overflows our mailboxes, that corrodes conversations over dinner. And its not even the political agendas and policies that trouble me the most. Its our righteous divisiveness. We all seem to believe that the way we see it is the way it is. That sand castle is a mountain. Full stop. And yes, sometimes I get discouraged and I feel like it doesnt look great for us non-crustaceans. But again, thats my perspective. I could be wrong. Yes, I just typed that. I could be wrong. So could you. Those who follow my blog or social media pages know that Im not one to participate in political controversy anyway. My Facebook feed is surely less saturated with all the political hostility than the pages of those who are more involved. Thats the way Facebook workskind of the way life works. What you click on, you get more of. (The only good thing about having been glued to the Weather Channel during the recent storms, was that there were no nasty political ads urging me to hate one candidate more than the other.) That said, I do get itignorance is not bliss when it comes to politics. I want to understand; Im out all the sarcasm, hyperbole and downright meanness. I want to be my friendsreal or cyberto the death over it. If you are one of the many Americans who feel that these midterm election resultsno matter which candidates won felt like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic, I get it. If youve done the math and know that there simply arent enough lifeboats to go around, Im glad youre good at long division, and can inform me. Even if you do not believe in the existence of icebergs because youve never with you over it. And if you just wish you were a lobster, I get that, too.


PAGE 10 Island Times November 13, 2018 Talkin TurkeyAnna McPherson: You get your on it. Cook it on hot for 4 minutes. Eat steak, mac & cheese, lobster, cook it for one minute, cook it on Aubrie Peterman: You get a tur key from hunting it or getting it from some lemon on your turkey. You can eat turkey for breakfast. You one of my three unicorn horns for my Mom. Walmart to get your turkey. You family on Thanks You go to a far there. Then you setting. Cook it for an hour. Then hungry again, you can cook more. much. forest to get a turkey. Then you cut stretching my thumb thinking. You You can try all of these things. grocery store to get your turkey. You Malakai Wright: You go to the Eli Pena: You go to a grocery Walmart to get a turkey because salt to the turkey. to get a turkey. You cook it in the you get to eat lots Liam Teston: You go to a bank to get a turkey. You on it. Cook it at the family. We are thankful for being to store to get a turkey. You cook it ham, chicken, roast beef, cous cous store to get a turkey, may Pub my baby sister because she only artist, Tyler Hough Pensacola Beach Elementary School kindergartners are bringing the heat and the heart to Thanksgiving this year with their very own version of holiday recipes. This is a Thanksgiving tradition created by their teacher Jennifer Neal. artist, Emmy Nilssen artist, Ella Schulte


Island Times PAGE 11 November 13, 2018 KREWE NEWSWrecks Rocked Halloween The traditional Krewe of Wrecks Halloween meeting was held October 29 at the Sandbar. Sec Wreck Melanie Waite said, Almost everyone had some kind of costume, whether scary, character, or just bewitching. Twenty individuals or groups competed for the prizes. Costume contest winner was Judy LOignon as The Geisha. Runners-up were the adorable and nerdy Debbie and Bill Hinners with third place going to the Big Bad Wolf (Gary Booker.) The Wrecks are quickly approaching their maximum member cap of 200. Membership applications and tickets for events are available at the Wrecks meetings. See schedule on page 3 or at www. Green Dress Crawl The Krewe of St. Patrick presents Dress Crawl, Saturday, November 17. Check in and cup pickup begin at noon at the Tiki Bar located soundside in the Pensacola Beach RV Resort. The Green Dress Crawl moves to a new location at the top of each hour. The historic Islander Lounge at 1 p.m. followed by Paddy OLearys, Paradise Bar and Grill, The Sandat Captn Fun on Pensacola Beach Boardwalk. The event is open to everyone, but you must get a ticket The kilted krewe has a few rules on this one. Must be 21 to participate. No Refunds. No Reschedule. Pink Pedal Party Decorate your bike, your self, your golf cart and join the Krewe du YaYas at their sixth annual Pink Pedal Party, Saturday, November 17. The day long fundraiser starts at The Sandshaker. Registration and check-in from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The schedule includes door prizes and game quest along with special drink prices. Stops will be at Casino Beach Bar, Fish Heads, Paradise Bar and Grill, Bamboo Willies, Captn Fun and the after party at The Sandshaker. Its twenty bucks to participate which includes lunch at Bamboo Wildoor prize tickets. The grand prize drawing is for an overnight stay on Pensacola Beach with dinner and drinks. Door prizes galore. Pre-registration is discounted Click on www.kreweduyayas. com, go to Special Merchandise tab and follow the directions. It's that easy! Even One Can The Krewe of Bananimals host their annual Food Drive For St. Ann's. Please donate any non-perishable food or toiletry products. Collection box will be at Paddy O'Leary's through November 24. According to the Bananimals, Even one can, stop by between noon and 4 p.m. on November 24 you can meet some of the wild krewe in person at Paddys. Its their Thanksgiving Leftovers & College Football Party. Its a smorgasbord of food, friends and football. If you need to know more about the krewe, Are you kidding me? The Krewe of Kids are celebrating their twenty-seventh carnival season. Its the only co-ed social organization for elementary school children. And, as far as we know, the only krewe that kicks you out for getting too old. The grade and younger. Pre-schoolers must have an adult partner. The Kids will have their sign up and organizational meeting, January soon according to the Captain of Kids Diana Harvey. ing. Ball and parties are set. For more updates and schedules, log on to Shannon Berry and Shannon O'Neal are hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive in honor of a dear patron, Brian Frank, who passed away in 2014. Community members can for any gender and age group at Sidelines from now until Wednesday, December 12. There will be a box in the vestibule for donations or they can give the item to the manager on duty. Longtime Sidelines employee Shannon Berry wrote this about her friend and customer Brian Frank. He was beloved by all who met him. He was a small business owner and beach resident. He enjoyed his corvette, Ohio State football and an occasional adult beverage from Sidelines. Brian was a true believer in the spirit of giving. He would alLife Team, Connor's Crusaders. When I hosted the annual bake Sidelines Honors The Life Of Brian Frank With Toys For Tots Holiday Collectionssale to raise money for often purchase the entire lot of sweets. He would give them to patrons. Each Friday, he would make sandwiches and take them to the homeless. He would often pay During Hurricane Ivan, he went to the local McDonalds and bought enough meals for each deputy and out on the beach. Which was amazing, considering they didn't have access to food or water for quite some time. Each year at Christmas, he would meet me at a store to husband's truck for a Toys for Tots drive. He would also dress as Santa and pass out candy canes to the entire restaurant the Friday Brian Frank at Sidelinesbefore Christmas. We miss him dearly. We always honor the departed in my family with a gift of remembrance, and what better way to honor Brian than host a toy drive is his memory. Krewe of Wrecks Costume Contest winners, (L to R): Nerdy Bill and Debbie Hinners, second place. First Place Judy LOignon as The Geisha; and third place went to the Big Bad Wolf, Gary Booker.December Delivers Santa To His Island Crabs on Pensacola Beach for a Pancake and PJ Party, Saturday, December 1 from 9 a.m. until noon. Breakfast is $9.99 for kids and includes crafts, pancakes and unlimited hot chocolate. Santa needs to fuel himself for the day ahead. He gets nautical at Beach Chambers Lighted Boat Parade. The event kicks at Shaggys. From there, Santa will board one of the festively decorated vessels to lead the Boat Parade from Little Sabine Bay at is Pensacola Beach Boardwalk where kids can visit him. He will sleep tight because he has an encore performance in Sunday, December 2 at 2 p.m. Get ready. Its time to Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit. More online at


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GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be prepared with several "Plan Bs" that you might have to use as backups just in case you encounter some troublesome complications with your carefully constructed schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might think you'll never have a free moment again with the demands of the workplace piling on. Cheer up. The pressure eases as holiday time nears. An old friend brings good news. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Your Leonine pride might make it difficult to offer an apology to a co-worker you unintentionally offended. But a quick and sincere "I'm sorry" could prevent problems down the line. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to tackle those backed-up chores that have kept you from moving into other, potentially more worthwhile projects. A personal matter needs your attention. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) You usually have no problem rushing to the defense of someone you perceive as being treated unjustly. But perceptions could be deceiving this week. Check the facts before you act. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Before you point fingers at who might be to blame for the unexpected change in your plans, take a few moments to reflect on how this turn of events might be a blessing in disguise. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) You seek out advice in the first part of the week. But be careful not to let counsel from others overshadow your own sense of perception. Things become clearer by the week's end. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) The trusted colleagues you relied on earlier continue to offer support with your project. But you take more control, and by the week's end, you should be in full command. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Rely on your practical side while exploring investment possibilities. Caution is still your watchword in these matters. Your social life takes a gratifying turn by the week's end. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) An already confusing situation appears to grow murkier during the first part of the week. But it all starts to clear by the week's end. Plan to spend the weekend with someone special. Jambo! (Hello everybody ) During the American Revolution children were no strangers to the realities of war, and some would find themselves in the very center of the action. One such case was Daniel Granger who began his service in the Continental Army at the age of thirteen. He would fulfill the duties and responsibilities of an enlisted soldier, experience the hardships of military life, and see first-hand the humor and camaraderie that helped get the men and boys through those hardships. Winter Hill lived up to its name. One evening the thirteen-year-old Grander, who was among the youngest soldiers, was posted as a sentry at night and proved himself a level-headed man despite his youth. Another guard fired his gun at what turned out to just be shifting ice, and fled his post. When other soldiers heard the shot and came to investigate, Granger explained what happened based on the sounds he heard. Just shifting ice, he said. No reason to get scared. Daniel Grangers experiences provide insight to what the warfront may have been like for boy soldiers. His reflections on his experience in the Revolution highlights the human aspects of the soldiers. Granger also understood the significance of the events he was living through. In 1777 his tour was over. He enlisted once again, this time as a musician, and was stationed in Fort Arnold. This was right when Benedict Arnold was preparing to hand West Point over to the British. Eventually, Arnolds treachery was revealed and he successfully escaped to the British lines. The Continental Army expected an attack on the ill-prepared West Point. As a precaution the men standing guard were increased. Granger was given a pike and stood among those in the lines all through the night. Upon being relieved of guard duty, he cut off the handle and polished the pike smooth and sharp at the edges and point, keeping this piece as a Memorial of what happened at West Point and Arnolds treason. His reflections serve as a reminder that the Revolutionary soldiers were real, often youthful, men and boys. They showed courage and dedication sprinkled with human vulnerabilities during the often harsh conditions by the same means young people always have joking, making friends, claiming souvenirs, and finding those who could relate to the same experiences. [Reference credit, Daniel Granger, Thirteen-YearOld Soldier by Lindsey Wood.]


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PAGE 14 Island Times November 13, 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!NOVEMBER 14: IMPACT 100 Meet & Mingle, 4:30 interested in joining. 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: Krewe du YaYa Pink Pedal Party. $20 at or $25 day off at Sandshaker, 9:30 a.m. Entry includes lunch and prize tickets. 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. 25: Bingo at the Beach Church, 6 p.m. Bring your friends, family, snacks and drinks. A few bucks to play. 30: Wooly Booger Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl. Open to everyone who loves the beach. 4 p.m. til at Paradise Bar and Grill. No charge. Bring Queen Shugah a token or good luck charm. DECEMBER 1: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, Quietwater Beach and Bob Sikes Bridge areas, 8:45 a.m. registration. 1: Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. to noon, Crabs on Pensacola Beach. 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. 8: Toys 4444 Tots Poker Tourney. 1 p.m. The Break. Two new unwrapped toys entry fee. Open to the public. 9: SOB Christmas Brunch, Flounders around noon. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. 14: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Holiday Concert, 6:30 p.m. Our Lady of the Assumption. Open to the public. 15: Sea Turtle Soiree, Pensacola varre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center. 22: Ocean Hour Beach Clean Up, scheduled for Fort Pickens Pier, 8:45 registration. 25: Christmas Day night. Santa Rosa Sound. Beach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to Sunset. located near park east and Parking Lot Pets are not allowed on the beach at any other location outside the dog park. LOOKING FORWARD.... 2019 January 1 Polar Bear Plunge, 2 p.m. Paradise, Hosted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Island Times Plungewear Costume Contest. Mardi Gras Schedule on Page 3 or at January 12 Pensacola Beach Half Marathon, 10K, 5K. After Party at the Sandshaker. 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. 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. Love and RockN-Roll. Open to all nice dogs and well behaved people.


PAGE 15 Island Times November 13, 2018 PBABy Terry Preston, PBA Board PresidentUPDATES 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home Your Island Advisor Richard Wr ight, RICP Financial Advisor 4455 Bay ou Blvd. Sui te A Pensacola, FL 32503 Richard Wright is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. Member SIPC. MassMutual Financial Group is a marketing name for Massachusetts Mutual Life usinessuzzB B The Pensacola Beach Advocates will be hosting a town hall meeting Thursday, December 6 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Community Church, 920 Panferio Drive to discuss ways to prevent the problems that we have encountered during Spring Break on the Island in the past two years. Escambia Chip Simmons is sending representatives from the Escambia Santa Rosa Island Authority has also been invited. All rental management agencies are encouraged to attend and provide input on what they are doing to prevent disruptive behaviors during Spring Break. Incidents such as loud noise, blocking the streets, property tion are increasing. All residents, leaseholders and interested parties are welcome to attend. SALTY RIM STAYCATION Two margaritas to sip while the winter sun sets on Santa Yes, please. A Pensacola Beach staycation at a special reduced Beach Hotel staycation special just for you. To get the good deal, call 850-916-9755 and use the promo code island. SINDEL SERVES FLORIDA WEST Santa Rosa Island Authority Board member Karen Sindel will represent Escambia County on the Florida West Board as vice is the president. Located in the city of Pensacola and Escambia County, FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance is the building, growing, and sustaining the economic potential and prosperity of Northwest Florida. FAST MONEY Boardshorts and Bikinis 5K $500 donation to the Pensacola Beach Elementary School from the proceeds of their Labor Day Weekend event. The race is part which also includes the famous Bath Tub Races. All entry fees from the Bath Tub Races are donated to the Beach School as well. TWO LANES FOR SUN PASS The SRIA tasked Attorney requesting that an additional lane at the Bob Sikes Toll Facility be dedicated to Sun Pass users only. The dedicated lane does not require a toll taker and in the event a car enters without a Sun Pass, the toll-by-plate function is engaged. Huggins, the County would likely conduct an analysis to determine which two of the four toll facility lanes are best suited for Sun Pass only. The letter will come before the full board Dec. 12 for approval. NO LAUGHING MATTER Island Times comic fans take King Features syndicate will no created originally in 1932 by Carl Anderson. He will silently slide into comic strip history. Locals Celebrate End Of Hurricane SeasonQueen Shugah Andrea Stanley announced that all who love Pensacola Beach and hate hurricanes are invited to the Wooly Booger Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl, Friday, November 30 at Paradise Bar and Grill. The season ending celebration begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until everyone goes home. Pensacola Beach was spared from the wrath of hurricanes this year, and a grateful group of Wooly Boogers will applaud the Queen Andrea will crown a new Queen in ceremonies around 6 p.m. Guests may bring a small token or good luck charm to place at the Wooly Booger storm altar.


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Island Times PAGE 17 November 13, 2018 ......the beachs news worldwideFresh seafood served overlooking Little Sabine Bay. through the open air dining room and side bar. Laid back, funky, family friendly. Arrive by boat or car, bike or on foot. Fun for kids. Smores in the winter. Fishing in summer. Open everyday at 11 a.m. on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. Celebrating almost 40 years of Floundering neath the Red Snapper, Grouper, and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat Platterloaded with shrimp cocktail, Coconut shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-peel ems. Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. For late night revelersnight on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as bar and gulf side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Alaskan Snow, KingCrab, Fresh Eastern Shore Crab Cakes our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish Lamb Stew, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than One pub. Live entertainment coupled with great food and warm and recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Open every day at 11, 850-433-6789, After Sundown...................................................................................................... Kids menu for the bar. Indoor or outsports games. Centrally loOriginal Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 40 years. First bar on the Beach tion. Somethings always shakin out the Gift Shop. Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. Check out our calendar! A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. tions. Friendly locals. Lunch wiches. Salads. Fresh Catch 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. able sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Look for the Jolly Rogers like the Octane 190. Live music on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. terfront on Santa Rosa Sound. Located at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. 2012 Visit us on the web at: E-mail: ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW Y ORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Aw ar d WinnerFlorida Trend Magazi ne Hall of Fa meBeef Backers Aw ar d Best St eaks in FloridaFlorida Mon thly Magazi ne Best Pub in FloridaFe atured on NBCs Today Sh ow and on T he Food Net wo rk Highly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AA A Tr av el Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Everyone loves this bar! Cutting edge live music on weekends, 3 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day. Live music is available every Friday and Saturday night. is a haven for locals. front, open air tables and waterview dining room seating gives our guests the best of casual dining salads, steaks and even a Kids coming spot for lunch and dinner.


PAGE 18 Island Times November 13, 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 Over the years Ive met many professional triathletes and runners. As the Elite Athletes Chairman for the Double Bridge Run for eight years, I had the privilege of recruiting outstanding runners to compete in our road race. Those runners shared many of the same traits. They were disciplined, dedicated and all were slender or very slender. Well, almost all of them. late in the registration process for the 2015 race. She lived in New York City and had some really good races in 2012 and 2013. After that I couldnt find any results for about a year and a half for her. However, based on some of her times, I was excited she was coming to Pensacola. When I picked her up at the airport, I have to say she didnt look like a runner. That means she wasnt skinny-skinny. I asked her where she was training in New York City and what kind of shape she was in. She said she was running loops around Central Park and she was in decent shape. I asked her about her seeming hiatus from competition. She said she was training in Boulder, Colorado (as many of our runners were) and she got burned out. She moved back to Manhattan and quit running for a while. Then, she missed it and started training again. She won the Double Bridge Run easily and that was the last time we saw her in person. Then, Marathon (the greatest road race in the world) in 2:29. It was an and it came out of nowhere. She was basically an unknown in the elite running world and here she was challenging the best of the best. An article in the Times leading up to this years and focused on her doing it her way. She had gone through issues over the years with following the accepted training regimens and with resembling the usual runners body image. She started improving when she decided she was only going to live up to her standards. She trained harder, lifted weights, didnt try to be thin and it all worked for her. This year she was one of the featured runners in New York City. We watched her on the live broadcast at the start in Staten Island as she was facing the best women runners in the world. She did not disappoint with a 2:28 (a personal record) and a seventhShes a very interesting person and her story is a good lesson. Not every standard regimen works for every runner and cookie-cutter image. Find what works for you. Stick with your plan and dont pay attention to the nay-sayers and the doubters. Recently, I read Admiral William McRavens book Make Your Bed.twice! McRaven is the former Navy SEAL who was the commander of the Joint Special Operations Command when Osama Bin Laden was located. McRaven planned the raid (Operation Neptune Spear) to capture Bin Laden which was carried out by SEAL Team Six. He was later promoted to commander of the United States Special Operations Command as a four-star Admiral. After retiring from the Navy, he became the Chancellor of The University of Texas System for over three years. He is also well-known for his at the University of Texas in which he described the life lessons he learned as a SEAL trainee. Various videos of the speech or parts of it have been viewed nearly 50 million times. In the address he says if you want to change the world, make your bed. What he means accomplishing a task that means something, you can move on to more important tasks and goals. You have to do it correctly every day (as he did in training) and you will feel a sense of discipline and accomplishment that will carry you through the day. That is the Ill borrow from those day (every day) by moving your body. Wake up, get yourself out of bed and do something. Yes, you may have responsibilities in the morning and those are important. So, get up 15 minutes earlier. It doesnt take much time to improve your physical resolve and make a difference in your wellness, health and attitude. Admiral McRaven says youll feel better about yourself and your day if you make your bed. I say youll feel better physically, mentally and emotionally if you move your body in some manner. It would be great if you would go for a run or if you get up early enough to go to a pool and swim. However, any sort of regimented motion is a positive especially if its at least ten or raises, deep knee bends, some form of dynamic stretching, jumping jacks, a plank or two, a short yoga routine or a series of squat thrusts (also known as burI recently read an article about doing 50 burpees a day (spread out throughout the day) for 30 days and the positive things it did for the author. He got stronger, felt more disciplined and had a better attitude than when he started. So, if you want to change your world, move your body. in the morning and youll see a Shannon Lewis cos5K in 53 minutes while Winners of the October 28 Run To Margaritaville Half Marathon on Pensacola Beach were (photo, left) Mens Division Stephen Harris, 38, and in the Half Marathon.


Island Times PAGE 19 November 13, 2018 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Paddleboards Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsLets go parasailing! Suns Out Best Drinks Best Prices Best Service n Celebrating 45 Years of Great Times 850-932-2211 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd SMOKE FREE INSIDE n k k k s B e e s s s t P r r r i c c e e s B B e t S e e r r r v v v r v r i c c e n e s s s t P P r r r i B B e e s s s t S S c e Celebrating Celebrating 45 Years 45 Years of of Great Times Great Times SMOKE FREE INSIDE Monday: 10 til Half Price Drinks & Shots for BARE Customers Trivia, 9 Whisky Wednesday: $5 Crown & Shots 7 -Close Music, 8 Throwback Thurs 7 til: 1/2 Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt Band starts at 8 11/15 Raising Karma 11/22 Southern Breeze Friday-Saturday-Sunday 11/16 -17 Class X, 9 11/18 Lektric Mullet, 4 11/23-24 Local Broadcast 11/25 Crosstown, 4 KARAOKE 9 Tuesday: Karaoke Party 8:30 Somethings Always Shakin Somethings Always Shakin Somethings Always Shakin Somethings Always Shakin Somethings Always Shakin Somethings Always Shakin OPEN at 2 Thanksgiving Day Nov 22 Krewe du YaYas Pink Pedal Party Sat, Nov 17Registration 9:30 10:30 am The party starts and ends here!So there has been a lot of talk and people complaining about Red Tide here on the island. Fact is that its been found in a variety of concentrations on Pensacola Beach and at the Bob Sikes Bridge and in medium concentrations at Navarre Beach and Destin. That can change, daily and kills have been reported. Some people may experience itchy skin,burning eyes and respiratory irritations. These symptoms will dissipate after leaving the beach. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Coastal areas of Southwest Florida have been experiencing this since October 2017. While we are experiencing a small episode here, it is not expected to last. FWC advises that Red tide in Florida and Texas is caused by the rapid growth of a microscopic algae called Karenia brevis. When large amounts of this algae are present, it can cause a harmful algal bloom (HAB) that can be seen from space. NOAA issues HAB forecasts based on satellite imagery and cell counts of Karenia brevis and analyzed by NOAA partners. As anglers, if you see sick, injured, or stranded wildlife, such as a sea turtle, manatee, dolphin, seabird, or a large fish kill in Florida, report it to the following network hotlines: To report an injured, hooked, entangled, or stranded sea turtle, call 1-877-942-5343. To report other sick or intact FWC Wildlife Alert or call 888-404-FWCC (888-404-3922). If you see dead or injured marine mammals, call 1-877-WHALE HELP (1-877942-5343). You can also report via the Dolphin and Whale 911 Phone App. Now that we have gotten that out of the way conditions are already beginning to improve. It's just important that you should know all the facts and be aware. problems this week. Last weekend my eyes were a little irritated and watering. moving. The fall run has begun. November is the perfect month be more fun than hooking one of the Bull Reds and bringing them in. Look for the birds. If you are Spanish and King Mackerel are moving south now as temperatures drop and there is plenty of talk of nighttime Flounder gigging going on. Get your light and your gig, and go! I am heading south for the next few weeks so Happy Thanksgiving everyone. See you in December. And don't forget, Local angler Robbie Louhier reeled in this 42.5 inch Bull Red while and is also blind. Championships in Santa Rosa Sound each year. Sailors competed October 26-28. Key Sailings Kirk Newkirk, right, representing Pensacola Beach October 27. Ten Pensacola Beach entries competed against sailors from Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin.


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