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Island Times Volume VII, Number 8 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 9, 2011 First Day at Beach School More Like a Family ReunionIts one big, happy family at the islands only school. When classes resume at Pensacola Beach Elementary August 22, its more like a family reSandpipers Return To Class August 22


PAGE 2 Island Times August 9, 2011 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times One Big Happy Family Teachers and Kids Island Times You Stay We Pay Returns To Local Hotels


Island Times PAGE 3Barefoot on the BeachBy Jane Waters Cooper August 9, 2011 Our latitude will change your attitude Lunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL! Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY Waterfront Dining Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna 934-3660Sports in Hi Def40 TVs 8 Big Screens 934-3660 WINGS45Every Thursdayc Monday Cajun Nite Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Specials Tues: of Wine Wed: Specials Thurs: Specials Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Through My WindshieldBy Dr. Emily Baird The story of Daren Blackwood Baird includes Autobiography of a Pioneer Woman Truck Driver by Daren Baird Her prose and poetry Biography of Daren Baird written by Pensacola Beach Resident Dr. Emily Baird Unless you are a kindergartner getting ready to jump into learning at the magical gust doesnt have much to offer. Time was when starting a world without Mom. It was a major milestone in a childs life. A letting go of all that was secure and familiar for spending room with a bunch of peers. It was often frightening and the source of many tears. Its not so much like that advanced and sophisticated. Although I was a member of I literally could not wait for that milestone to happen. I thought I had all the necessary credentials to qualify me for school when I was four. I almost drove my else did I need? The educators told my mother I needed to be me to school to try to get me birthday is in May. I would have to wait a whole year before I was school-eligible. admit a four-year-old. I may have had some mean thoughts about those adult teachers who turned me down but my mom let me hear it straight from the horses mouths. No. No. Too young for school. I dont remember that year of waiting. I probably was a pain in the neck. and four months old. I had new dress that my mom had made. into the classroom to begin school. I never looked back. My mom could have been crying for all I knew. My teachers name was wasnt quite sure what to do with me although my talents would only make me the average kindergartner of today. The teacher did read to us and like a long unnecessary laborikept herding my buddies to the where we could let our creative spirits take over. We built Indian villages. Horse farms. Towns full of strange looking houses with chimneys coming out the side of the roof. I hummed along during the lower grades and was finally rewarded with some real challenging study when I got to the third grade and encountered arithmetic and geography. I remember that we did a lot less of those dumb things like scribbling rows and rows of as penmanship. My teachers was strict and made everyone do the work she presented. I did ening the pencils and dusting was just trying to keep me busy. on to school for thirteen more years. I looked forward to the with the same enthusiasm I had when I was starting kindergarten. was not a nerd. There was actually no such word to describe an out of step teenager. Those were my glory years. Is it any wonder that I would locate in a gigantic Dallas M. Draper1918-2011 Hundreds of family and Dallas had an illustrious career in music as a college tor. He was also a great dancer as the women who were lucky enough to get to dance with him can verify. His varied career reflects many distinguished accomplishthe symphonies of New in Alabama. He presented a recital Hall. He belonged to the Krewe of Wrecks and served as the Honorary shall with his wife Edie at Dallas a queen of the Krewe would have celebrated their seventieth wedding anniversary this year. Dallas was the Professor of He is survived by his loving wife Edie; his well-known son and daughter-in-law Bobby Tiffany. Donations in his memory Island TimesVolume III, Number 21 Pensacola Beach, Florida February 13, 2008Love Is Grand The Krewe of Wrecks brought the mystical merriment of Mardi Gras to Pensacola Beach once again February 3. Leading the parade were the first couple to ever serve as Honorary Grand Marshals, Edie and Dallas Draper. They enjoyed the shared honor just another memory to add to their sixty-six years together. For more on this love story, see Page 2. Beach Family Says Goodbye To Dallas


PAGE 4 Island Times August 9, 2011 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia PEOPLE COLORS The Wine Bar Locals know the place to go! Great food, full bar and excellent food served island style in the open air dining room or at a soundfront picnic table. The FunSTEAK NITE Thursdays. Cook just like you like em FREE POKERWednesday Nights. Texas Hold Em PADDLE BOARDS The beach at Paradise is a paddle boarders haven. Soft sand beach. Smooth Soundfront launching. TIE UP HERE Bring your boat and tie up at our dock. www.paradiseinn-pb.comThe MusicFri, Aug 12 Wagon Sat, Aug 13 Wagon Sun, Aug 14 Ben Prestage Tue, Aug 16 Ben Prestage Sun, Aug 21 One Jamaican Fri, Aug 26 Gary Talley Sun, Aug 28 Victor Wainwright Watch the sun set. Dance in the sand. Meet the friendly natives. Enjoy some of the best live entertainment on our open air stage. You are in Paradise. Inn: 850-932-2319 Bar & Grill: 850-916-5087 Bar & Grill: 850-916-5087 Come as you are By boat, bike or car. The InnA retro chic Florida Inn. Pet & People friendly. Call 850-932-2319/reservations.UPCOMING August 12 Saints vs. 49ers Watch it here!PARADISE! Voted one of the Top Ten Florida Beach BarsUPCOMING Splash Party Everyone is welcome YOU STAY WE PAYsign up at $150 in gift cardsJAPAN BOUNDJay and Melissa Wright were given a proper Beach send off at the Sabine Sandbar July 23. Jays Air Force career is taking the family to Japan. So, they will pack up the entire house, and their girls Halie, Melia, Kamryn and Katarina and report to their new duty station August 31. The Wrights Pensacola Beach family will miss them.HOIST THE SAILKen Branch can now ofThe longtime beach sailor celebrated his sixtieth birthday August 3. He volunteered all week at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Clubs Junior Sailing Camp. CAKE AND CANDLESIslanders never miss a chance to party. Dr. Steve Claus style being chauffeured around town in a limo with his dear wife Mary Ann. Musician Dennis Gossman played a gig at Paradise on his July 27 birthday, where his fans joined the band in singing happy birthday. Beach Chamber Exec Maureen LaMar blew out candles on August 1. AT THE CAPE Cape San Blas will be happy to know that the Greens and the Ambersons have returned home to Pensacola Beach. The two families, who have some expert anglers among them, spent a week vacationing in the waterWHO DATWere the ladies from Paradise on a Saints scouting trip last week? Renee Mack, Terese spent a few days in the Big Easy, perhaps they were shopping for a new Saints jerseys. Pre-season begins August 12 when the Saints take on the San Francisco 49ers in the Superdome at 7 p.m. Geaux Saints!SOME SORA NEWSIsland Times readers were keeping up with the aroundthe-world sailing adventures of Sora which began four years ago. Heres the latest. Mildred Frate-Smith traveled to Phuket, Thailand to visit Karen and Terry to crack the top secret code of the Sandshaker t-shirt mystery. The question was, The same four numbers are always included in the Sandshakers annual t-shirt design. Do you know what they stand for? Dr. Fran emailed, The last four digits of the Shaker phone number. I believe I was told by my old friend Murph. Just the right time for me to win, since my Island Times shirt is wearing out. You know my favorite color. You will get the shirt of your choice. Wear it with pride, Doc. The Trivia Master still did not know why the phone number was printed on the shirts, so he went directly to the source, Linda Taylor Murphy, original owner of the Shaker. He didnt learn much. I cant say for sure, said Linda. We started it probably in the early 80s when Seragraphia was doing my shirts. He put the numbers on a boat sail aboard a boat named the Shaker. So, the case goes unsolved. from Becky Serio who along with her husband Sal own Sals T-shirt Shop, and from Knights of the Roundtable Sir Morrie Village, Arkansas. A couple of far out answers came from the Knells. Lynda thought the numbers were the ingredients. She did not say what the ingredients were for. Jim Knell replied, The first year it was sampled in the Islands. The Trivia Master assumed that the Knells were referring to the famous Bushwacker. So, ends the Shaker mystique still shrouded in a bit of mystery. Try this one. Who was the first Beach School student to School as the valedictorian of her senior class? A new designer Island Times t-shirt is yours if correct answer to islandtimes@ Put trivia in the subject line and include your name and phone number along with your answer. The deadline to answer is August 16. If you see Mildred ask for an update on the adventurous Pensacola Beach residents. SURFS UPAlthough Tropical Storm in Texas, he sent a few nice sets to local surfers on July 28. Redline Motorcycle owner Wes Holstman carved some waves up in the 1200 block of Ariola Drive, while Mike Willett said the action at the Cross was awesome.SURPRISE FOR WENDYS DAYTommy Grice plotted and planned to surprise his wife Wendy on her birthday. He invited all her friends for a blowout party on August 6 at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. She will spend her actual birthday, August 15, in the Bahamas with her very clever and dear husband.BUCKS BIDSanta Rosa Island Authority Executive Director Buck Lee announced his candidacy August 5 for Santa Rosa County Supervisor of Elections. He will be running against Tappie Cunningham Villane, who has been the assistant Buck intends to keep his job at the SRIA while campaigning. Wherever Philip Simoneaux went, fun followed. His friends and family will attest to that and will miss their dear Philip, who passed away July 18. He suffered from a hereditary kidney disease which took his life. Philip,was born in Pensacola in 1955 to Betty and Lloyd Simoneaux, and graduated from Washington High School in 1973. He began his lifelong career in the food business with Red Lobster, which eventually took him to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where he met and married Melody in 1981. The young couple returned to Pensacola where their son Abraham was born in 1990. Philip was one of Pensacola Beachs characters with his big mustache and his even bigger personality. He was a member of the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge for 17 years. He was a longtime member of the Krewe of Wrecks, paraded the Wrecks royalty in his sporty convertibles and served on the board of directors. Philip was a real sports fan and his allegiance to the Florida Gators was apparent. His bright blue and orange Gator jersey could be seen all over the beach on game day. Philip is survived by his loving wife Melody, son David and Daniel, and sister hold his memory dear. A memorial service was held in his honor at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge, July 23.Philip Simoneaux 1955-2011Friends Extend Sympathies Philip Simoneaux at the Krewe of Wrecks Worlds Best Saints Fan Contest, December 2010.


PAGE 5 Island Times August 9, 2011 The Committees of the Santa Rosa Island Authority faced a massive number of items at their July 27 meeting. Some of the items were no brainers and were handled in short order. However, which would have far reaching effects on Beach residents and visitors. After leaseholders lost their recent suit in the District Court of Appeals, the ad valorem taxation issue is uppermost in the mind of the beach population. Chris Jones, Property Appraiser, has an nounced his intention to send bills to Pensacola Beach leaseholders on both land and improvements, based on the loss of a suit in Navarre Beach. The Navarre case could go to the Supreme Court. In the meantime, the Bill which would allow Escambia County to offer fee simple title to Beach leaseholders has not been co-sponsored or introduced in Congress, so the SRIA was urged by Jim Cox, PBA president, to pass a resolution in support of the Bill. The Authoritys attorney Mike Stebbins will be working with the County Attorney to prepare a resolution. Although painting your house colors recommended by the Board will not be mandatory, they are offering the palette prepared by John Tice, architect, as a guide. I walked the beach and looked at houses. I saw only two with colors that were objectionable to me, said Ed Guernsey, Board Chairman. I feel we are regulating something that does not need to be regulated. The Board voted to approve the establishment of suggestions for residential exterior painting. The annual pass cost of $280 ing pier was under discussion as excessive. Michael Williamson of Pensacola said he understood that Mike Pinzone had spent a lot of money to build his restaurants, shops and bait shop. The Pier was built with public money, he said. What are we getting for our extra money, being so much higher than other places. After a lengthy discussion, members voted to hold the item in committee in order to work with Pinzone who offered to help in any way he could, and to study comparable costs on other piers. DeLuna Fest organizers brought several new items to the of percentages. Last year, they paid $48,000 in percentages. This fee of $5,000. Island Authority staff not only had concerns about the contents of the contract, but also public safety issues. DeLuna Fest asked for the following to become a part of the in lieu of percentages; use of the Casino Beach Parking Lot which was not in the original plans and the right to secure different dates in October to host the event. The promoters will work with SRIA staff to resolve concerns that they have over the event. The Island Authority noted the following areas of concern: 1. There is no provision in the contract to pay for the additional staff hours needed. 2. DeLuna Fest, hosted received a $500,000 grant from the Tourist Development Council 3. Comparable parking venues would charge at least $10,000 for rent of the Casino Beach Parking Lot per day. 4. Public safety issues must be addressed 5. Site plan is not yet complete 6. Concerns about insur ance, performance bond, and vendors list There are a number of things this Board should mull over before it signs this contract, said Mike Stebbins, SRIAs attorney. The Committee voted to have DeLuna Fest organizers returned with a report on a monthly basis. The life of the Steering Com mittee was extended to at least the next Full Board meeting, August 10, so the Board can vote on whether or not to dissolve it. Originally, the Steering Committee was appointed to oversee the Master Plan presented by EDSA. Essentially that part of their work is complete. The Full Board will consider keeping the committee together with changes in its role, and possibly its name. In other business, the Board decided to extend the advertising contract of EW Bullock Associates one more year, and passed a request to paint the Island Author will be completed before October 1, according to Lee. Dottie Ford, Finance Director, gave her usual enthusiastic of the SRIA. We are up 29.5 percent in May, she said And nineteen percent over the year. of $569,247 collected revenues for May. Of that amount $87,578 were residential lease fees and the remainder came from business sales. Fords report was unani mously accepted. Jim Waite of Baskerville Donovan said the date for the open meeting to hear their report on the Master Plan is August 24. The meeting will be a presentatake 30 to 45 minutes. There will be no question and answer period. There will be a two month period so the public can provide input ing the presentation to the County. The next meeting will be the Full Board at 5 p.m. on August 10 are open to the public. SRIA To Send Fee Simple Title Resolution To United States Congress


PAGE 6 Island Times August 9, 2011 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini 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 Call for directions from the Beach 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities 850-932-1550Casino Beach between Sidelines & Crabs ISLAND TIMESGift Voucher of $1 to use as you like at Tiki Island Golf & Games or the Tiki Slide (across from the Hilton) HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Celebrate the Feast Day Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church Avenida 18 and Via De Luna Everyone is invited! Picnic, GamesMARK YOUR CALENDAR Bank of the South Island BranchFull Service Banking Close to Home Heres something else I only notice during summer. Besides hosting the usual guests and family I enjoy sharing my home with, I also hosted the July meeting of the Krewe of Nereids. I usually get a giggle afterwards because while I do clean the house, there are many things that I dont notice. These are not dirty things, just somewhat odd items left here and there where grandchildren got bored with them or chose to decorate something. Im sure Im not the only one who notices these I just dont notice until later; much later, like after the guests are all gone. Its during the clean-up after that I begin to pay attention to some of the more unusual dcor thats been added. This is where the giggling begins as I start to wonder what my guests thought. I know they start by observing my own very eclectic tastes and the gently used furniture, tables and other things (which I love) so generously given to me after Hurricane Ivan. But Im talking about the green tinsel garland with stars that decorate the trunk of the 3 foot tall (fake) palm tree. Or maybe the hand painted (red, black, yellow, green and orange) plaster dinosaur on the sill of my picture window. The dino is not alone but joined by many (now hardened) play dough friends in various colors of the rainbow. And once, there was a Sponge Bob wearing a Santa hat that guarded the palm tree the whole summer. There are also some fairly large rocks here and there (these literally inspire creativity) and end tables are the catch-all that are mysteries even to me. Sometimes there are cartoon character blankets adorning the back of a chair. And for the last rines living in the entertainment center. I become so accustomed to these things that I dont notice them anymore and they become part of my dcor. And, why not? here but even more important is the pure joy of loving the child who put it there. Its hard to believe summer is almost over and school begins shortly. These same children will be starting school this year. Well, Jesiah actually goes Ash start big kids school with kindergarten. It seems like only yesterday they were just babies. Pretty soon 2-year-old old Max will be joining them. Then before you know it, they will begin to pass me in age. Oh, Im gonna continue having birthdays, I just think this year is the perfect one to begin counting backwards. Well, if this is middle age I dont really think Ill be able to reach 114. But there is a very good possibility that I can make it backwards for another 57 years. Most of these will be spent in the S.O.B. Home for Regressing Sisters. Were already making plans. One plan weve already made is for another Pool Party at the home of Jane Peaden. The last one was so much fun, we immediately began to beg for another. As it happens, weve received an All Call for SOB support for one of our own ailing Sisters. Of course my sources can never be revealed but said Sister can if or when shes ready tell all. (In the meantime, we also ask for the prayers of all beach family.) This Pool Party/SOB Healits kind and perhaps the last depending on the neighbors. I do know it shaped up to be quite the shindig. We brought all our most powerful Queenly accoutrements, in addition to all hoo-doo, voo-doo, gris-gris, holy-smoke, magic dust and anything else needed to promote and direct our healing, positivity, love, energy, joy, laughter, and good spirits to replace the negativity that is threatening harm to our beloved Sister. Dont worry or send letters to the Editor my friends, the only chicken used or otherwise involved will be already fried to go with our potato salad. If youd like to raise your spirits much like the Sisters of the Beach do, then this is the recipe for you! Its guaranteed to cool your body, lighten your heart, chase away the blues, cleanse your soul and clear (or fog-your preference) your mind! So, lets cook..SOB Summer Slush 7 Cups water 2 Cups sugar 4 teabags 1-12oz. frozen lemonade, undiluted 1-12oz. frozen orange juice, undiluted 1 liter Lemon-Lime Carbonated Soda Your choice of Vodka, Rum, Gin, Bourbon Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Add sugar and stir completely dissolved. Set aside, let cool (at least 1 hour). Boil 2 cups water and steep teabags until desired strength making sure its not too strong. Mix together sugar water, tea, lemonade and orange juice in a large bowl. Freeze overnight. To serve, let frozen mixture sit out until just beginning to thaw. In each cup, pour 1 scoop of mixture over crushed ice add 1/3 cup of carbonated soda and top with your choice of alcohol. Make sure you have a designated driver. Enjoy, dont forget to share and spend some time with your loved ones


Island TimesPAGE 7 August 9, 2011By Rev. Dr. Tom Garrison Pensacola Beach Community ChurchCross in the Sand A Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 Shipping & Packaging Services Printing & Document Finishing Services Notary Services Packaging & Moving Supplies 362 Gulf Breeze Parkway Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 Sunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AMFlounders Beach Gulf Breeze United 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna 10 AMAvenida 18 /Via de Luna Compassionate doctors and nurses on duty 24 hours per day at Gulf Breeze Hospital. EXPER T CARE P ERSONALIZED SER VICERecipient of The Joint Commissions Gold Seal of Approval for health care quality and safety in hospitals A faithful friend is an elixir of life, found only by those who fear the Lord. The man who fears the Lord keeps his friendships in repair, for he treats his neighbor as himself. Ecclesiasticus 6:16-17 Most of us spend most of our time sorting out our personal lives, our little trials, victories, and defeats. At the end of the day we tote up our score, not for or against the great social or intellectual systems of the world, but in terms of how we stand with the people we value and perhaps even love. It is easy for religion to pronounce upon the great affairs and events of our time; it can and must do so, but a heavenly religion that cannot help us sort out our daily dose of human experience is of no earthly good. Friendship is based upon a sense of security and loyalty, a quality of trustworthiness won over the long haul. When you look at how many friends you have on Facebook the vast majority are not really friends. They are simply people that added you or you added them to a social network. It is the long haul that tests our capacity for friendship, and friendship with God is the ultimate security and loyalty. A faithful friend is an elixir for life, found only by those who fear the Lord. The man who fears the Lord keeps his friendships in repair, for he treats his neighbors as himself. Jackie Henderson, director of this years Son Surf Vacation Bible School, July 18-22, at the Pensacola Beach Church, wishes to thank all of the volunteers who made this years event so successful. Vacation Bible School would not have been possible without the many adults and teens who volunteered their time, talents and resources, Henderson said. Adult volunteers included: Marilyn McDonald, El Stults, Sherry Hobbs, Sheila Speirs, Lenny and Amy Gruszcynsky, Debbie Campanella, Louise Greenley, Lisa Howard, Berly Moore, Linda Murphy, Mildred Price and Morrie Drees. Teen volunteers were: Ukiah and Jonah Roby, Thomas Fitzgerald, Taylor Etier, Madison Murphy, Niki Koomen, Patrick Murphy, Matt Schang, Claire, Trent Cheers for Volunteersand Neil Piotrowski, Josh Priest, Maddie Mateer, Haylie Lecaroz, Tyler and Lusi Holt, Joye Gilbert, Sara Burnett and Jacob Roupe. Henderson thanked the congregation for all their prayers and generous contributions with a special thanks to Steve and Sheila Speirs for contributing the pizza for the party. Ukiah Roby, left, and Josh Priest, teenage volunteers, stand on one foot during the Vacation Bible School Fun Friday at the Beach Church. The two young men were in a contest to see who had the best balance. It ended in a tie. Camden Moore,4, left, and her friend Ella Kaufman prepare to splash into the Sound at the Beach Churchs Vacation Bible School on the Friday Fun Day, July 22. Brayden Etier listens carefully to the lifeguards instructions before getting to swim during the Beach Churchs Vacation Bible School Friday Fun Day, July 22.


PAGE 8 Island Times August 9, 2011 LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Steam Clean Free Pickup & Delivery Service CLEANERS15 % Off the beachs news available to the world Blue Sky Gift ShoppeBeach Home Decor Pensacola Beach Sale Items Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church is celebrating Feast Day on Sunday, August 14 with a Family Picnic and Fun Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the church grounds located at Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. The Knights of Columbus will be grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, said Beach resident Monica Kellner, Our Ladys church administrator. We will have fun outdoor activities set up for the kids and young at heart. The Feast of the Assumption, August 15, is the day Catholics observe as the date that the Virgin Mary was taken into WIN WIN WINBeverly McCay, GM of the Holiday Inn Express has earned the prestigious title of Rocket Scientist among the Trivia Players on the Beach. For starters, Beverly was the only person to find the tiny story of an additional trivia directly from the Publisher. The announcement of the Publishers Trivia was on Page 8 of the July 26 edition. The Publisher asked why the sky appears to be blue. She said you wouldnt have to be a rocket scientist to answer this one. Yeah, right. Check out McCays answer: Surely I'm too late on this oneeven though you tried to bury it under the Lizzards column, but I'm going for it! The Earth's sky is blue because the air molecules (largely nitrogen and oxygen) are much smaller than the wavelength of light. When light encounters particles much smaller than its wavelength, the scattered intensity is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the wavelength. This is called "Rayleigh scattering," and it means that half the wavelength is scattered with 16 times more intensity. That's why the sky appears blue: the blue light is scattered some 16 times more strongly than the red light. Rayleigh scattering is also the reason why the setting Sun appears red: the blue light has been scattered away from the direct sunlight. Beverlys car will be wearing her prize, a special Pensacola Beach license plate. Heaven at the end of her life. It is a public holiday in many countries and a cause for outreach and celebration at Pensacola Beachs Catholic Church. Everyone is welcome to attend this community event. There is no charge. I dont think you will want to miss this, said Kellner. Last down the water slide. We are looking forward to sharing the food, fun and fellowship with all. For more information, please call Monica Kellner at 850-934-0222.Our Ladys Feast Day Includes Family PicnicMcCay Wins Trivia PrizePensacola Beach resident Dr. Emily Baird will be among the one dozen regional authors available to sign their works for fans at the Second Annual St. Francis of Assisi Back-to-School Book Fair Saturday, August 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Through My Windshield, The Story of Daren Blackwood Baird, includes the autobiographical story of one of Americas first female truck drivers along with a biography of Daren written after her death, by her mother Dr. Emily Baird. Doors open at 9 a.m. and there is no entrance charge. School supplies will be given away while quantities last. A free lunch of hot dogs and chips will be offered at noon, but dont be late, the quantities are limited. Local author and illustrator Dennis Boyce will present a special program from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. All of this is happening at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church located at 1 St. Francis Drive in Gulf Breeze next to The Andrews Institute. Contact Dottie at 850-261-5136 or Chris at 850-932-2861 for more information.Time To Hit The Books


PAGE 9 Island Times August 9, 2011 The School Bell Rings 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 7 Sat 10 to 5Bring the whole family! FULL SERVICE HAIR SALON Get your pirate costume ready. 7 p.m. Soundside, near Key Sailing Chamber hosts Costume Contest RANKING HIGHBeach Elementary School Board member Shelby Smith announced at the July 26 Beach Chamber meeting that the Char ter School has been ranked 34th out of nearly 3,000 elementary schools statewide. TOP SHOTBeach School grad Madison Murphy, 16, won the Norma and Bob Ellis Memorial Award sponsored by Ellis Design & Photography of Tallahassee for her butterfly photo entered in the Power of Photography Show 2011. The Wide Angle Photo Club of Pensacola hosts the annual photo contest. Madi son, a Gulf Breeze High School student, entered the picture in a large format, matted version printed on metallic paper. She shot the photo at Fort McCree in Pensacola.GOOD SPORTSThe McCurdy kids have been busy competing in champi onship games. Cayson McCurdy played in the USSSA World Se ries during July in Orange Beach, while Maddie Grace and Ryland played in the end of year Grand Championship of the Beach vol leyball series. SMALL FRYMini chefs are encouraged to whip up healthy meals at the Escambia County Extensions Cooking by the Cup Full day camp, August 17, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Langley Bell 4-H Center, 4810 West Nine Mile Road. The day camp is open to youth ages 8-12 and limited to the first 12 who register. The cost is $5 and preregistration is required by August 10. Participants will learn kitchen skills, prepa ration, decorating and healthy lifestyles. In addition, kids will explore the origins of baking ingredients. This day camp will also involve several outdoors activities; therefore, wearing closed-toe shoes is advised. For more information or to preregister, call the Extension Office at 475-5320 or email Fran Lainhart at lainhaf@ufl. edu.HELPFUL DATES tary, Orientation, August 19; first day of school August 22. entation, August 19, first day of school, August 22. tember 5, no classes.Alison Von Brock, left, and Maddie Grace McCurdy celebrate their victory at the Gulf Coast Region of USA Volleyball Beach Series 2011 Grand Championship on July 23 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. They won the 14 and under girls division. and Robert Murphy, Gulf Breeze. Its all in the family. The Von Brock-McCurdy teams won their divisions in the Gulf Coast Region of USA Volleyball Beach Series 2011 Grand Championship on July 23 in Gulf Shores, Alabama. The boys won the 12 and under division, and the gals took the top spot in the 14 and Maddie Grace McCurdy.Anthony Hofius has been ad vanced to permanent High School Youth Director for the parish of St. Ann and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Churches. Hofius, who was a member of the parishs Youth Group prior to graduating from Gulf Breeze High in 2007, will lead all the High School Youth activities at the active churches. He has at tained the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts and held leader ship positions in various high school activities, including band. Currently, he is attending the University of West Florida. For more information, www. Anthony Hofius


PAGE 10 Island Times August 9, 2011 Commercial & Residential Appraisal, Consulting & Sales 103 Baybridge Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL 850-934-1797 G. Daniel Green, MAI, SRA State-Cert. Gen. REA #RZ836 Real Estate Broker #BK176669 LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR 850-932-2323Climate & Non Climate Control Self Storage Ask about our specials for Island Times readers ADVANTAGECall Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 2/2 $149,900 2/2 $119,900 3/2 $104,900 more listings at Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings in Gulf Breeze Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze Under Contract: 111 Avenida 23, 207 Panferio Dr, 501 Via Deluna Dr, 350 Ft Pickens Rd, Regency Cabanas #H4, 225 Sabine Dr, 19 Sugar Bowl Lane, 1015 Ariola Dr, San DeLuna #25, 1411 Maldonado, 103 Avenida 23, San DeLuna #21, 74 Calle Marbella (lot), 25 Ensenada Marbella (lot), 15 Seashore Dr (lot), 208 Via de Luna (lot), 12 Calle Hermosa (lot), 41 Condos Paradise is just a phone call away... 850-932-0067 866-749-3732 www.paradisecoastalrealty.comPensacola Beach Real Estate Sales and Transactions update: SOLD Since July 18Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members heard some of the $1.4 million Beach improvement from Buck Lee, executive director, at their July 27 Budget Workshop. We have come a long way to save some funds, Lee said as he told the members each would receive a budget book prior to the next Budget Workshop. Improvements noted by Lee: q Quietwater Beach renourish ment $200,000 q Water Tower Maintenance SRIA Budget Workshops Set q q Quietwater Boardwalk repair to boards $100,000 (with treatment will last 100 years) First of three year project. q Walkovers $100,000 at Avenida 17, Park East where snorkel reef is, between Holiday Inn and Hilton q Replace Grills and Coal Pits $20,000 at Park West, Soundside Moms Beach q Deputies $60,000 increase, on weekends if needed q q $142,600 additional for Beach Lifeguards Guards will come to the Beach earlier in the season and stay longer into the fall q Beach Adds $12,000 to start program earlier and continue concerts through October The Budget will be reviewed and discussed at the Workshop August 10 and August 24 at the SRIA boardroom. All meetings are open to the public. Theres still time to take a free ride courtesy of the Santa Rosa Island Authority. The beach trolleys offer service from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. everyday until Sunday, August 14. Then look for the colorful trolleys,11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on the following weekends: August 19-21; August 26-28 and September 2-4. In addition to being trans ported in the cool trolleys, you drawing for a chance to win a ley Referral Card at the Beach Visitors Center or participating Beach businesses. The Beach employee who gives you the card has a chance to win, too. Minimize your wait time by using the state of the art trolley tracking system. Smart phones can click the QR located at each trolley stop or you can track the trolleys arrival in other ways. Its easy. q Go online to www.vis tracker q Text: 41411 sria (space) stop number q For your convenience, maps and copies of the Trolley Times are available at the Beach Visitors Information Center.Iconic Trolleys Change Schedule In Mid August COLORS The Wine Bar on the Boardwalk Dutch Treat


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Island Times August 9, 2011 PAGE 12 Happy Hour 12 to 7 PMEVERYDAY49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmLIVE MUSIC Fri-Sat-Sun 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd 850-932-1417 Upstairs from Key Sailing Home of the Who Dat Burger & The TsunamiBurgers Fries ShakesMUG CLUBHang loose in our fun, family Soundfront restaurant. Sandy feet and damp swimsuits welcome! Buy a new 24 oz Surf Burger mug for $20. It comes full of your choice of draft beers with the purchase. Every draft beer after that in the mug is just $1.BreakfastSaturday and Sunday, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Barrels, Double Barrels, Skim Boards. Crushed Coral. Hot Coffee, Spicy Bloody Marys. Yummy!Cool StuffWipe Out Milk Shake Root Beer Floats Full Bar featuring a Cruzan Pain Killer Frozen Drink Souvenir T-Shirts Surf Burger Shot Glassescome see ourICE Tapfor draft beer Hey YawlBy Frank Cooper Sea Turtle Nest Update Seashore ............................ 23 ............. 11 .................... 17 .................... 28 (some eggs have started hatching) Nests as of August 4, 2011 Live Musicfor details visit 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht ClubMONDAY HAPPY HOUR ALL DAYThurs 8/11: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30-11:30 Fri 8/12: Tomato & Dennis Gossman, 7:30 11:30 Sat 8/13: EZ Money, 7:30-11:30 Sun 8/14: Southern Breeze, 4-8 Thurs 8/18: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 11:30 Fri 8/19: H3O, 7:30 11:30 Sat 8/20: Sun Dogs, 7:30 11:30 Sun 8/21: Wildwood, 4 -8 Thurs 8/25: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 11:30 Fri 8/26: Southern Breeze, 7:30 11:30 Sat 8/27: EZ Money, 7:30 -11:30 Sun 8/28: Lectric Mullet, 4-8 Its time to hit the deck!Dales Big Deck cold beer sizzling sunsets live music friendly nativesSaints vs. 49ers PMBobby Ds Beach Bar several very popular beach bars. One was directly on the beach under an upstairs motel called was the manager. We went down there some but we hadnt been also real popular and we met some people there but the bar up reading this but havent been on you a few stories about Bobby Ds Beach Bar. always there and he seemed men are. Bobby also had been the opening his own place. pening on the Beach in those early On this bitter cold and blowpeanut oil and tried to get them We propped some plywood over the doors and let her rip. When someone thought the oil was hot enough we put in the first bird. Bad move! The oil overflowed onto the burner and caught fire. John-John Savelli and the rest of the volunteer firemen down at the fire house must they were there in a minute or catch fire. Otherwise this would ladies showed with all those we were all cousins at a family reunion. Bobby Draper has that personality. One of the stalwarts at the bar organized that event for many years and raised untold amounts the Beach School. wards and Murph. One stood tall and straight and one didnt but they were good buddies and Bobby Ds. but she is not forgotten. leans Saints owner. Tom had a his favorite beach bar for a cold one. When he realized he did not to Bobby. Shoot! There were ten people in the bar that afternoon chance to buy Tom Benson a beer. nearby so we did not see much of him after that. Bummer. We thought he had found a home. He left many die hard Saints fans at Bobby Ds. sold; and the old cottages torn to the Yacht Club. Bobby D sold the bar and it is now the Sabine Betty Burell and Neil Nicholson were married June 15 in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Visitors Center by Magistrate Tom Jordan, left. Their wedding trip included The Badlands, the Black Hills, Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons in addition to some of the other points of interest in the Great Northwest. The couple resides in Gulf Breeze.


PAGE 13 Island Times August 9, 2011 Swashbuckling paddleboard ers and costumed characters will land on Pensacola Beach, Wednesday, August 31 at 6 p.m. to celebrate the inaugural Pirate Day. Put on your best pirate costume and join them on the shores of the Santa Rosa Sound, between Key Sailing and Morgan Park. This is a free, fun-filled Pirates Needed For Soundside Costume Contestfamily event that is brought to you by the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce. Pensacola Beach will be swarming with Pirates, the young and young at heart. The Cham ber organized this festive event, so local families wont have to break the bank to have a good time, said Maureen LaMar, executive director, Pensacola Beach Chamber. Spectators will line the shoreline of Santa Rosa Sound, between Key Sailing and Morgan Park, on Pensacola Beach to cheer for the Pirate Paddleboarders. This bunch of swash-buckling, paddleboarders will be out in force, showing off their graceful skills, and feats of strength. The pirates will end their evening with wild and wacky races. Free eye patches for all spectators will be provided. Everyone is invited to wear their best pirate costumes and participate in an entertaining costume contest. No cost to enter and participants have a chance to win a treasure chest of prizes. A panel of three judges will award prizes to the top three adults, and top three children in costume. The judging will begin at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Maureen LaMar, 850-932-1500 or Racers Ready To Churn Up Water at Labor Day Weekend FestHey mon, Jamaican Fest is set for September 2 through 4 with music, food and the most popular Anything That Floats and Bathtub Races. Entries are currently being accepted by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce for the wet and wacky racing set for Sun day, Sept. 4 at 2 p.m. There are two divisions in which to enter. Anything That Floats is for two paddlers who construct their own vessel and compete on the course set behind Bamboo Willies on the Boardwalk. The only rule is that the boat must float, said Robert Gleim, Bamboo Willies general manager. In case it doesnt, we give a prize for the Most Dramatic Sinker. The Bathtub division pits two person teams against each other attempting to paddle an unwieldy bathtub in Santa Rosa Sound. No experience necessary and the boat and paddles are provided. One hundred percent of the $30 entry fee is donated to the Chamber, said Chamber Events Chairman Beverly Campbell. I have the Sandshakers team on a training regime, so watch out. Teams may sign up in ad vance at www.PensacolaBeach or can enter right up to race time at the event. For more information call 932-1500.


PAGE 14 Island Times August 9, 2011 CLASSIFIED 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.BEAUTIFUL LOT Waterfront Gulf Breeze. Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $300,000. OWner will divide. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607 __________________________ Gulf Breeze. 3/2 in quiet neighborhood behind Grand Point. $125,000. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty. 850-377-3145 __________________________ Pensacola Beach Two bed Two bath condo. MLS listing #398291. Call today for your tour. $165,000. Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty, 850-748-0865 __________________________ 814 Maldonado Dr. 4/3 Pensacola Beach. $535,000. 2,360 sq. ft. Could this be your new beach house? Paradise Coastal Realty Sales Team at 850-932-0067 __________________________ Looking for a Beach lot? Now is the time to buy. Prices are great. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty. 850-377-3145 __________________________ Gulf Breeze home, 4 bedrooms/2 baths. $249,900. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607.Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NAME:____________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________ ___________________________________________ CITY: ______________________________________ STATE: ________________ ZIP: ________________Pensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online __________________________ Realty Marts International, Pensacola Beachs Rental Headquarters since 1972. or 1-800-874-9245. __________________________ Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Feel like an Islander every other week Have IT mailed!Personalized Real Estate Services! Sales Rental Consulting James Hlubek 850-380-0014 Real Estate Services Real Estate For Rent Gregory Street Assembly Hall Weddings Receptions Parties. Seating up to 150 850-6078633 Find Us On Facebook __________________________ Pets Yorkshire Terrier Puppies. AKC, Tiny teacup size. Breeze $1200. 850-9163236. __________________________ Wright Pet Care. Profesional Pet Sitting Services. 850-324-0196. www.wrightpetcare.comWeddingsCalendarAugust 9 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm. The Sawmill Band August 12-14 Sounds of Summer. Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre. 6-8 pm. The Johansens August 14 Feast Day at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church. 10:45 am. Open to all. No charge, lunch and waterslide for kids. August 15 COLORS, Wine Bar. 5-7 pm. Everyone welcome. Dutch Treat. August 15 You Play We Pay Gift Card program. August 16 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm. The Laymen August 19-21 Sounds of Summer. Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre. 6-8 pm. The Blenders August 22 First Day of School. August 23 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm The Kyle Parker Band August 26-28 Sounds of Summer. Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre. 6-8 pm. Second Hand Soul; 28th Reddog and Friends August 28 Krewe of Nerieds Splash Party, 2 pm Paradise Bar and Grill. August 30 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Wildwood August 31 Pirates Party. Paddleboard demo, wear a costume. Soundfront beach, Between Morgan Park and Key Sailing. 6 p.m. Costume Contest, 7 pm Sept 4 Anything That Floats. Bathtub Races. Bamboo Willies. 2 pm Sept 6 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Dr. Breeze Sept 9-11 Sounds of Summer. Free Concert. Quietwater Amphitheatre. 6-8 pm. Dr. Breeze Sept 13 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm Big Muddy Sept 16-18 ShakerFest. Music, games, prizes. Coronation of Shaker Queen. Sunday, 3 p.m. Sept 17-18 Taste of the Beach Sept 17 Corvette Show Sept 20 Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 13th Hour Glass Sept 28-Oct 2 Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, Islandwide FitnessYour land or family land is all you need to buy a new home. Land home packages also available. Call Clayton Homes at 850-682-3344. TAI CHI FOR WELLNESS, Qi Chong & More! Saturdays 10:00-11:10 am, CHIPS 24 Hour Health Club; $5/session. Bring a friend. Call BEACH TAI CHI, 380.8830, Email __________________________ Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Casino Beach. (Quietwater sessions, too) Sunday mornings, 6:15. Through October 1. No charge but $40 TriGulfCoast membership required. __________________________ Grand Marlin Milers. Mondays at 5:45 pm Pirate Paddleboarders. Quietwater soundfront. Wednesday. 6 pm Shaker Pacers. Thursdays. 6 pm Captn Fun Runners. Wednesdays, 5:45 pm Flounderisms EmploymentBuilding Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top dential Interview. Noel Faddis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 A diller, a dollar, a floundering scholar What makes you arrive so late? You used to serve at six oclock but now its half past ate!


Island Times PAGE 15 August 9, 2011FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PMThursday: Paddy OLearys, 7PMSunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PMTexas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston owned & operated by friendly natives! Locals say our are Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Climate Controlled Self-Storage Secure Access 24 Hour Security Cameras Semi-Trucks Easy Access Record Storage & Management Centrally located on Palafox & Brent5060 N. Palafox St. 2nd Month Free Ask about HURRICANE BOX By Candace SegarThis is the second in a twopart series about the Eiffel Tower. I was awed to see it in person during my trip to Paris this summer. In 1900 the Eiffel Tower was under scrutiny and review to transform it. Monsieur Ei ffel had created a two volume report which included not only the design calculations, but also poems, drawings and letters the Tower. Two of the most interesting items were the artists peti tion against the Tower and the Towers visitors book. One of the most famous signatures in the visitors book was Thomas A. Edison. He added a great quote with his signature. It reads as follows, To M. Eiffel, the Engineer, the brave builder of so gigantic and original a specimen of modern engineering from one who has the greatest admiration for all Engineers including the great Engineer le bon Dieu. Oddly enough World War I saved the Eiffel Tower. Mr. Eiffel saw the beautiful tower as a useful radio and telegraphic post and was able to convince the government to keep it. During World War II the French ceded the Tower to the Germans, but not before French workers sabotaged the elevators. When the Allies liberated France in August 1944, the Eiffel Tower elevators were fixed with the turn of a screwdriver. It was then opened at no charge to all Allied soldiers. Gustave Eiffel was a de voted publicist and defendant of the Tower. In actuality, he did not design the Eiffel Tower. It was designed by two engineers who worked for him, Emile Nougier and Maurice Koechlin. Nougier, towers patent on September 18, 1884. Monsieur Eiffel bought out their interests in the patent three months later and went into contract negotiations with the Parisian government. He died in 1923, the same year the state was considering scrapping the Tower for its iron to rebuild the factories during World War I. Fortunately, many around the world had fallen in love with still stands today as testament to the best humanity has to offer in its creativity and genius. (Reference: The Eiffel Tow er by Lucien Herve and Introduc tion by Barry Bergdoll) Colonel Harry Hewson, USMC, was the guest speaker at the Training Air Wing Five Winging Ceremony at Whiting Field, July 29 at the request of his longtime friend Pensacola Beachs LtCol Mark Thompson. Hewson is the Program Manager of the USMC Light and Attack Helicopter program, and is married to Island Times columnist Liz Hewson. Adopted Beach Mom Diane Smith, left, pins Naval Aviator Wings on Lt. Lasse Fredericksen, Royal Danish Navy, at the Training Air Wing Five ceremony aboard NAS Whiting Field July 29. The honor is usually reserved he rented a Beach condo from Lena and Rollie Graves which their daughter Diane manages. The Graves and Smiths attended the ceremony and were announced as Fredericksens American family. USMC Col Harry Hewson is in the background. The First District Court of Appeals ruled against Pensacola Beach leaseholders in their residential tax suit involving the ad valorem taxation of improve ments to their beach leaseholds on July 18. Attorney Danny Kepner, of Shell, Fleming, Davis Certification on behalf of the 2,400 Pensacola Beach lease holders, August 1. the potential to be heard by the State Supreme Court. Kepner based his request on this being a matter of great public importance ing with the decision of another district court of appeal. The Navarre Beach lease holders tax cases are working their way through the court system ahead of the Pensacola Beach cases. The Appeals Court agreed with the trial court that the Na varre Beach leaseholders are the equitable owners of both the land and improvements and are subject to ad valorem taxes. The Navarre Kepner is also the attorney for the Navarre Beach leaseholders. His motion can be read in its entirety along with the courts opinion at


PAGE 16 Island Times August 9, 2011 Every Tuesday Free Concert Bands on the Beach Gulfside Pavilion 7-9 pm Every Weekend Free Music Sounds of Summer Quietwater Amphitheatre 6 pm Free Trolleys Everyday -Islandwide 11 to 11 Bathtub Races Sept. 4 Chamber. 932-1500 Taste of the Beach Sept 17-18


Island Times PAGE 17 August 9, 2011 After SundownFLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSECelebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course Flounder! Award winning chowder, po boys, burg ers and Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch including the Shrimp Boat Platterloaded with shrimp cocktail, BBQ 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 beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. on beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EMOnly restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor 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, Stuffed Blue Crabs, have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Dont forget to try one of our signature drinks like The Crab Trap which come with a souvenir glass to keep! Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel 0700 www.crabswegotem.comMCGUIRES IRISH PUBOne of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including and Shepherds Pie all inside a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuires is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed dollar bills coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery Featured on NBCs Today Show, highly recommended by Fodors, Frommers and AAA travel guides, Florida Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member. Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.comSIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660.NATIVE CAFEOpen at 7:30 a.m. seven days a week. Owned and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy. The owners say their goal is to preserve the unique desserts top off expertly prepared meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists displaying whimsical works. Serving breakfast and lunch everyday; 45 Via de SANDSHAKER LOUNGE Tradition since 1973. Its the Home of the Original Bush wacker and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this T-Shirt Nite on Thursday. Check out our new Shaker Shop Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. PARADISE BAR AND GRILLA little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.PEGLEG PETESAhoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach trea sure. Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and at 11. 932-4139. krewe news all year long BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF!!!WOMEN S SWIM SEPARATES Website Launching Soon! At the Light, Next to Flounders in the Island Trader building. 934-3100 Pensacola Beach Yacht Junior Sailing Campers listened intently to Ken Branch introduce them to the sailboats they would be captaining in the Sound, August 1. Photo left: Nicole Niven gets hands on training from Branch, while (L to R) Junior Counselor Kylie Finkbone, Madison Beverly, and Zach Helms observe. Photo right: Camper Greyson Prezioso, 10, receives instruction from Branch. Pensacola Beach Yacht Junior Sail ing Campers make their way across Pensacola Beach Boulevard from their indoor Yacht Club classroom to Key Sailing under the watchful eye of Anne Geisel, left. Adult volunteers serve as instructors for the camp which was held August 1-5 on Pensacola Beach.


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Island Times PAGE 19 August 9, 2011 readin the water by Saltwater Rick and his fishin buddies One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsPARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUBFeel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUNNEW Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction PADDLEBOARD RENTALS Island Times columnist Saltwater Rick is handing his pen over to lady angler Terri McKamey this week. If you want to tell Terri your Well, August has arrived and the heat has been turned biggest Reds I have seen in a Augusts best bets are the Krewe of Nerieds Splash Party Paradise Bar and Grill Prizes, games, wet & wildSunday, August 28 at 2 p.m. FISHIN CHIX FASHION SHOW Before lady anglers competed in the Fishin Chix Pink Boots Fishing Tourney, they were treated to a Fashion Show at Flounders, July 22. Boat Captain Wes Rozier got into the act, and upstaged the professional models with his antics. He was showing off his jeans from Indigeaux, the Pensacola boutique that sponsored the show. Katie Rozier is the emcee in the background. 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $45!


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