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Island Times Volume VII, Number 24 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 20, 2012 Trashy Ladies Stir Recycling Craze The Beachkeepers, an environmental committee of the Pensacola Beach Advocates, has a group of gals who focus on litter and recycling. They nicknamed themselves the Trashy
PAGE 2 Island Times March 20, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER email@example.com www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Recyclemania Provides Venue For Yard Salers, Shredders, Info Seekers And Bargain Hunters Recycling on Pensacola BeachWhere: What:Yes! Bulk Recycling Program Items No!
Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters Cooper, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment March 20, 2012 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 The Islander Newspaper April 3, 1987 Let sleeping golf courses lie. The SOBs, an environmentalist group composed primarily of Mainlanders known as Save Our Beaches (not to be confused with the Beachs beloved Sisters) has made its point, and for the moment at least, the destination resort concept is fading. Perhaps, it is time that these Mainlanders turn their attention to SAD Save Ariola Drive. During the almost nine years I have lived on Ariola Drive, our street has been plagued from time to time by an onslaught of hundreds of Pensacola teenagers, who seem to consider Ariola Drive as part of the public land Escambians hold so dear. The sequence of disastrous events begins when a realtor or individual, knowingly or unknowingly, rents a house to a person who plunks down a huge security deposit. A few kids move into the house during the daylight hours, and about seven oclock, a constant stream of traffic begins on Ariola. As the night wears on, the youngsters spill out of the house onto the beach and the street. They scream and sit in the street and drag race (Yes, all at the same time) and their speakers carry music for blocks around. Residents cannot (1) drive to park in their own driveways, and bottles. They call the deputies. When the police arrive, they find hundreds of kids, who are (1) consuming alcohol although they are under legal drinking age, (2) driving under bottles all over the beach, (4) parking illegally, (5) throwing cans, bottles and cartons in yards and driveways, (6) disturbing the peace. If these kids were to conduct themselves in this manner IN ANY OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD in Escambia County, arrests would be made. Not so on Pensacola Beach. kids rioting in my driveway. A beer bottle has arrived through an upstairs window, narrowly missing a sleeping guest. I have been excluded from my own driveway for hours until the deputies forced the kids to move their cars. You look out the window and you wonder how they keep from getting hurt. They do, in fact, get hurt. A $1000 reward was posted last week for information on a person who ran over a girl in the street on Ariola Drive on Saturday night. One New Years Eve when I asked the kids to move their cars out of my driveway, one of them backed over a boy. Before I could call emergency, they scooped him up and drove off. Liz has been knocked off her bicycle by a drunk teenager driving a pickup. Those of us who live on Ariola know that during the weeks beginning now and ending some time in the fall, not counting special holidays, that we must get up early on Saturday and Sunday mornings to pick up loads of trash that has been thrown in our yards by the partiers the night before. The permanent residents along Ariola pride themselves on their homes and the beachfront. We pay mortgage notes, lease rents, intangible and ad valorem taxes. We have some kind of notion that this property belongs to us, not to everyone in Escambia County. So back to SAD and the 370 acres of public land. Why not build a pavilion there to rent to Escambia County teenagers for parties. Why not provide them with adequate parking areas and trash receptacles? Let them utilize this land which has been set aside for the public to enjoy. And give the residents of Ariola Drive a break Jeremy Johnson 850377-3145 Beach listings Beach Newspaper Hosts Old TIN ContestCould your stash of old newspapers be worth anything? They may be valuable if they are copies of The Islander Newspaper. Search your closets, bookshelves, scrapbooks and beach bags to find the copy of The Islander that dates as far back as you can, enter and win. Prizes will be awarded for The Islander archives right out into the Sound, said Shelley Johnson, Island Times publisher. Finding as many of those lost copies is historically important. Heres the rules: 1. Find an oldie but a goodie edition of The Islander Newspaper published by Jane Waters. 2. Bring your name, email address and phone number along with the paper to the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center. 3. You may also enter by mailing your copy to: Island Breeze, FL 32562. Remember to include your name and contact info. 4. The oldest edition, turned in prior to the May 1, 2012 will be the winner. Two runners-up will be recognized. The Islander Newspaper began publication in April 1979. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The dark skies above Pensacola Beach Elementary School will set the stage for a star studded munity is invited to the Star Gaze, a performance orchestrated by the heavens above and made possible to view by the Escambia Amateur Astronomers. The Amateur Astronomers will have their telescopes set up at the Beach School. Beach School teacher Joy McLaurine coordinated the event so students and parents could share the evening of astronomy and star gazing together. Pensacola State College Professor Dr. Wayne Wooten explains what you may be viewing through the powerful telescopes. It is a great month to be observing the planets, Wooten writes. Venus is overtaking Earth and will appear exactly half lit to earth based telescopes. Jupiter will be getting lower in the southwest each evening. Saturn will be in the evening sky. Mars will be well up in the northeast. Only Mercury will be missing from our March Planetary Parade. For more information, contact McLaurine at jmclaurine@ Stars Twinkle At Beach School Astronomy Event
PAGE 4 Island Times March 20, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia PEOPLE FREE POKER Wednesday Nites Texas Hold Em Full Service Bar Live Music Seafood to snacks Dance in the sand Cozy Inn Heated & Tented Party AreaTues, Mar 20: The Blue Party Wed, Mar 21: Tyler Mac, John Hart & Fatty Waters Fri, Mar 23: Paxton Norris Sat, Mar 24: Lost Bayou Ramblers Sun, Mar 25: Paxton Norris Mon, Mar 26: All Stars Blues Jam Tue, Mar 27: Victor Wainwright & The Wild Roots Wed, Mar 28: The Soul Project NOLA Thu, Mar 29: John Hart & Fatty Waters Fri, Mar 30: 30 x 90 Sat, Mar 31: Lectrik Mullet Sun, Apr 1: Victor Wainwright & The Wild RootsMusic This Good, must be Paradise! 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach Bar/Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319 paradisebar-grill.com paradiseinn-pb.comCOBIA TOURNEY April 20-22Be in Paradise for Easter Weekend April 7-8AHOY CAPTAINThe Pensacola Beach Yacht Club welcomed the following new skippers to their ranks: Patricia Barry, Paige Capers, Debra Lowell, Richard and D'arsey Samuels, John Schor and Chen Jie all of Gulf Breeze. The Yacht Club hosts a full calendar of events both on and off the water. Upcoming is their annual Preemie Cup Regatta, April 14, which Neonatal Unit. BOWL ME OVERBeach resident Elaine Mitchells name was at the top of the list of the Liberty Lanes Satellite LaStarlets, won the league games Wednesday, March 7 with Elaine setting the pace with a 205 game. Beach gal Lois Jones and Cherie New-Munoz from Pensacola are her bowling mates. ROB WINSNo secret that Rob Jackson knows his way around a barbecue pit. The Beachs Krewe of Bananimals can all attest to that. Rob battled the weather and a long list of competitors at the Smokin in the Square, March 3. When the judges tallied the votes from discerning barbecue enthusiasts, Rob and his Island BBQ had won the Peoples Choice Award. Congrats Rob. SWIMMINGLYThe Pisces birthday gals are hard at work celebrating on the Beach. JJ Waters and Cindy their horoscope sign. Beach resident Ashley Chisholm, who is the marketing guru at The Andrews Institute, blew out candles on March 11. IT ALL ADDS UPRelay For Lifers fundraising efforts range from sweet to feet. the Beach Churchs Team, said their Bake Sale was a huge success. Beach banker Judy Lenderman is part of Landsharks Team. a tag in the shape of a foot displayed at the Bank of the South. It all adds up to a huge total when will take place at Casino Beach, April 13-14. MORRIES BIG DAYFriends and family can help Morrie Drees celebrate his eightieth birthday on March 29 at the Sandshaker from 4 to 7 p.m. Get an extra large cake, theres more March birthdays in the family. Twins Amy and Matt Drees and Jayne Drees Redmonds hubby, Johnny, are chalking up another year.NEALS BID FAREWELLScott and Phyllis Neal are saying a temporary goodbye to the Beach to move closer to their sons Christopher and Matthew and their three grand-angels, as Phyllis so sweetly refers to them. They were very active members of the Beach Church and the Pensacola Beach Optimists. Their Beach friends bid them farewell understanding their promise to return from Chicago for frequent visits. WARMING THE HOUSE singing bartender who remembers everyones name and drink of the night patrons met, as usual, to island drinks. Seems the master of mixology just purchased a new home, so after hatching a plot and passing the hat, they presented Dedrick with a token of their warms their hearts, so it was their housewarming gift.DGs DO GOODPensacola Beachs Mary Claus attended the Delta Gamma Alumnae Associations Founders Day luncheon. The DG stands for doing good, according to Mary. They are hosting a Relay for Life Team on the Beach and collected used eyeglasses to be distributed to those in need around the world. Sorority members who attended are: Susan Clark, Claus, Susan Cole, Ami DeBrine, Mary Pat Forgie, Terri Guillory, Joanna ye Jensen, Sharon Silsbee, Lane Thomas, Diane Thompson, Louise Videau and Barbara Weeks.ZIPPITY DO DAKrewe of Wrecks Board member Melanie Waite just returned from a wilder-than-MardiGras adventure in South Florida. trip to the Florida Association of Student Councils conference in Titusville. But the highlight of the week was the visit to the Brevard Zoo. Most of the way through the zoo, visitors walk on an elevated boardwalk shaded by tropical vegetation to see the animals, but Melanie also took in the sights via train and kayak, before completing a rigorous three hour ropes course. As an encore the grandmother of three, zip lined 40 feet above the enormous alligators during feeding time. What a gal!SPICE IT UPThe Beach Church congregation spooned up heaping servings of specialty chili from mild to mind-blowing at Marchs Chili Cook-Off. A panel of three eating experts gave the Judges Award to Zack Alderfer. JoAnne Smith was the crowd favorite, so she received the Peoples Choice award. The Trivia Master stared victory in the face. Pacing back and forth checking the smattering of emails received with the outsmart them all, however. New to trivia, but not to the Beach, Carol Ascherfeld fired off an email stating emphatically that Maria Weisnicht is the engineer who served as the president of the Pensacola Beach Leaseholders in 1987, and currently serves as the Pensacola Beach Advocates board secretary. Weisnicht, is the CEO of CED, lives on Pensacola Beach with husband Bill. They have three natives to their credit Brian, Eleni and George. Carol earns the special Island Times t-shirt for her wardrobe. The Master gives the Duchess of the Dunes a royal demerit and dusts off her Queen of Wrong Joanne Brooks, who may prefer to be Queen and Wrong, than the rightly Duchess, sent this, At the very least I feel as if it is time to defend my less than noble reputation as the Queen of Wrong Answers. Of course, I have been busy as the Duchess of the Dunes with royal obligations; thus, unable to participate lately in the pursuit of Trivia. That said, my answer is Mr. Fred Donovan of Baskerville-Donovan. The Master accepts no excuses, Duchess. To your credit Fred Donovan is an engineer, schooled at Georgia Tech. Put the Wrong Answer crown on your noble noggin. The Knights of the Trivia to type with the bulky gloves according to the Knights. The old armor will be recycled into beer cans. Spin this around in your brain. The Beachs Recyclemania is March 31. Three weeks later Earth Day will be celebrated, well, all over the Earth. So, as the world turns, heres a question for environmentalists, savers of the sea oats, tree huggers, math experts and recycling fans. The universal recycling symbol, which is three mutually chasing arrows, forms a looping single sided surface. In mathematical circles this is commonly referred to as what? Are you going to the head of the class wearing a new Island Times t-shirt? Maybe, if you correct answer to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net. Put trivia in the subject line; include your name and phone number. The deadline to answer is March 27. Good luck. Easter Egg HuntPensacola Beach Church Everyones invited. No charge.
PAGE 5 Island Times March 20, 2012 The Pensacola Beach 360 Observation Wheel shared the limelight with the sea turtles and those who protect them at the Santa Rosa Island Authoritys full board meeting March 14. The light pollution from the proposed eighteen story Observation Wheel concerned environmentalists, but Todd Schneider, Wheel owner, was willing to curb the lighting plan during turtle nesting season. JJ Waters, Beachkeepers chairperson, met with Schneider to illuminate the plight of the nesting sea turtles and their hatchlings on Pensacola Beach. I met with the developers and I am pleased to report that we came up with some concessions, she said. They want to be environmentally friendly and do what they can to protect the sea turtles. The agreement included turning stadium lights off at 10 p.m. during the May through October nesting season and taking additional measures should a nest be found near the core area location. Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown, who noted that the Seashore is ronmental decisions, suggested that the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board consult the U.S. Fish and Wildlife for assistance. He said female sea turtles seek the protection of the darkened beach because of their vulnerability while nesting. Furthermore, the hatchlings, which instinctively follow the moonlight to the water, will be drawn off track by bright lights. Board Member Vernon Prather, whose motion to approve the Observation Wheel on Pensacola Beach passed unanimously, said, I see that a lighting plan is being developed and the developer is aware of our turtle nesting season. Lets have a report brought back to this board on the one year anniversary. Todd Schnieder of Expo 60 Venture, announced, We enjoyed working with the Beachkeepers and look forward to a long relationship with them in this community. Gulf Coast Pedicab owner Nicholas Sexton brought new details about the size of his threewheeled pedal powered vehicles, but Board members were not inclined to approve the request to operate the environmentally friendly taxi service in the core area. This is hearsay, but I understand that Assistant County Administrator Larry Newsom is not comfortable with the operation of the pedicab, said Board Chairman Dave Pavlock. Its the safety issues. He is waiting for the Escambia County engineer and attorney to weigh in on this. The concerns over safety and whether the cabs could legally operate on the bike path or street were prevalent. A motion to hold the item until Escambia County reviews and comments passed unanimously. Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Race Director Charles Gheen made a presentation to the Beachs Junior Lifeguard program. He was accompanied by his board members Jackie Brown and Jehan Clark. We have been hosting this event since 1996, he said. SRI to the sold out registration, we are able to make this donation to the Junior Lifeguard program. Chairman Dave Pavlock accepted the donation on behalf of the lifeguards who were busy ensuring the safety of the Spring Break crowds. be shaded by thatched umbrellashaped structures, ranging in size from six to eight feet, after the Board unanimously approved a bid of $88,842 from Jonbuilt of Navarre. The project funding will come from local option sales tax and the Santa Rosa Island Authority trolley budget. The trolleys will run from May 24 through September 3. The Pensacola Beach Master Plan was discussed by the Chairman and later during the Board Members Forum. Chairman Dave Pavlock felt that the vehicular overpass was a non-issue at this point, but asked that Board members continue to consider the other elements of the Master Plan for discussion. Board member Ed Guernsey voiced dismay in the outcome and the process. He noted that there were two years of Island Authority and Steering Committee meetings open for public comment, but no one came forward. The public voiced opposition after the Santa Rosa Island Authority conceptually approved the plan to build a vehicular overpass. I am really aggravated, said Guernsey. There were lies and misinformation used to incite the public. They say they dont like it, but dont know what they want. Pavlock commented that the intersection design in the Master Plan was forward thinking, providing for a solution to a problem prior to it reaching a crisis stage. Vernon Prather reminded the Board that they voted to conceptually approve Plan B with further involvement in the process as it reached the thirty percent review phase, and to seek funding sources other than toll increases. how the Board of County Commissioners will handle our recommendation, he said. If they embrace it, Plan B should proceed to the thirty percent design phase. As a last item of business, the Board voted to support the for Life. The item was presented by elected board member Thomas Campanella, who said, The event will be held at Casino Beach on April 13-14. We can show our support by sponsoring a $250 track sign. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Committee meetings will be Wednesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom. The meetings are open to the public. Big Wheel To Dim Lights For Little TurtlesVisitors Increase at Beach Center During FebruaryThe Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center, which is managed by the Beach Chamber for the Santa Rosa Island Authority, reported a huge uptick in visitors during February 2012. Chamber President Maureen LaMar in her report to the SRIA board on March 14 said, We had 1,000 more visitors sign in during February this year. Top states represented were Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Michigan and Georgia. Canada topped the international guest list followed by Germany and England. February events include the Beachs Mardi Gras. The American Express Gift Card promotion, rewarding visitors for hotel stays, concluded on February 29. Lamar attributes the upswing to the promotion. Beach Roadway Landscape Designs Near CompletionThe beautification of Via de Luna and Fort Pickens Road may take root soon, according to Baskerville Donovan engineer Mike Langston. In his report to the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board at their March 14 meeting, Langston said the designs are nearing completion. Escambia County will receive, and review the plans prior to the bid process. Its our intent to have the plans complete by the end of this month, Langston said. No trees will be planted in the median, only along the north and south sides of Via de Luna. Additional items in his report included: Bob Sikes Toll Plaza improvements are moving forward. Lane design and toll equipment may be changed as early as next year. There has been no discussion of taking away transponders or increasing the toll. Under consideration could be availability of day and weekly passes. Soundside beach renourishment at Quietwater Beach is still in the permitting stage. Bidding will begin on work after permits have been issued. The iconic Beach Ball Water Tower at Casino Beach is undergoing a facelift. Crews are on site repairing and repainting. Work will be complete May 26.
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Island TimesPAGE 7 March 20, 2012By Rev. Dr. Tom Garrison Pensacola Beach Community ChurchCross in the Sand ALetters To The Editor ~~~~~~~~ Recyclemania SATURDAY MAR 31 8 to Noon Casino Beach Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead Setup Disposal of Unsold Items www.pbadvocates.org The Holy Week is the week right before Easter. In 2012 it's from April 1 through April 8. During this period, there are a number of things happening. Palm or Passion Sunday (April 1) recalls the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. We will also celebrate Maundy Thursday, April 5 at a service at 6:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday is the remembrance of Jesus establishing the Lords Supper on the Thursday Friday. Maundy is a word for commandment from the Gospel of John when Jesus says A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another. Good Friday is, of course, the time to remember the death of Jesus on the Cross. Our church will remember this time by having a Prayer Vigil April 6 from 3 p.m. until Midnight on Good Friday. Easter Sunday is the day of the Resurrection of Jesus. It is the center of Christianity and without the Resurrection from the dead we would only have the teaching and examples of Jesus. This event ties everything together for those of us who are Christians. The Beach Church will celebrate Easter Sunday, April 8, with two events: We will have a Sunrise Service at the Amphitheatre on Portofino Boardwalk at 6:30 and a 10 a.m. worship service at the Church. Please come celebrate with us. Swim With Care No Lifeguards on Duty At Little Sabine Bay A young man was airlifted from our dock today, sadly. His blind wife and mother sat as they took him to be airlifted. Our cherished back yard was the scene of a tragic end to a simple swim for a young man and his service dog on March 14. Lessons are learned in many ways and days. We, amongst others, watched from afar as this young man and his dog swam on parts of his afternoon journey. Unfortunately, we were also present when he was brought back to our pier. No motors could be revved immediately on a quiet weekday like today, but the paddleboards, kayaks, and swimmers quickly responded, with a dingy not far behind. A lifeguard came quickly responders....and the Baptist Hospital Life Flight Helicopter. Prayers abound for this young man and his family, his service dog and for those who responded. Ive asked myself a million times what more could be done. Heres one easy idea. Please get them. Buy extras for your friends, even for strangers. Future considerations could perhaps include an emergency response watercraft for Little Sabine Bay, signs on each waterfront pier with safe swimming information, precautionary advice and emergency numbers. I don't know what the possibilities are. I do know this Island gives pleasure. Some, however, do not know the underlying dangers of paradise. Let's pray for wisdom, and God's grace, along with this unnamed family in need of God's comfort today. Blessings, Pandora de Balthazar Pensacola Beach Unlimited Horizons of the Emerald Coast will present the 10th annual Metaphysical Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., March 24 and 25, at the Navarre Conference Center. The two-day event will feature more than 50 vendors, psychics, readers, healers and guest speakers. The public is invited to attend and browse displays, buy metaphysical books, mystical art, crystals, custom jewelry, gifts and other items of interest. Festival activities include a reading from a psychic/intuitive, connect with a passed loved onethrough a medium or experience a session with a Reiki master or pranic healer. Participants may also enjoy having their aura photographed and interpreted. Last year over 1,200 people attended during the two-day event. It's a great opportunity for folks to experience the largest public gathering of mystics and metaphysical vendors on the entire Emerald Coast, says festival coordinator, Verona Ellis."We're also making sure to offer a fresh new group of speakers this year. Our featured speaker, Tricia McCannon, has spoken all over the world as a headliner in conferences. She's also been the featured guest on over 150 radio and TV shows." Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 3-11. The Conference Center is located at 8700 Navarre Pkwy., (Hwy. 98), west of Island Style in Navarre. To see an updated schedule and full participant listing, visit UnlimitedHorizons.org.Festival Hosts Metaphysical Cornucopia of Activities
PAGE 8 Island Times March 20, 2012 ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL DENISE TAYLOR TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com email@example.com A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 3,265,290 visitors in 2010 spent $89,038,500 in Gulf Islands National Seashore and in communities near the park. That spending supported 1290 jobs in the local area. The people and the business owners in communities near national parks have always known their economic value, Superintendent Dan Brown said. Gulf Islands National Seashore is clean, green fuel for the engine that drives our local economy. Most of the spending/jobs are related to lodging, food, and beverage service (52 percent) followed by other retail (29 percent), Members of the Tourist Development Council accepted a report from Escambia County Budget Bureau Chief Amy Lovoy on March 6 that began, The good news continues. Lovoy bolstered that statement with Tourist Development tax collection and were 8.67 percent higher than the previous year. Escambia County collections from October through December 2011 totaled $1.1 million. Pensacola Beachs contributed $474,317 of that total. Council members granted a request made by Collier Merrill, chairperson of the Community Maritime Park Associates Board of Trustees, to support the Grand Opening of the Community Maritime Park on June 9. The event which is designed to showcase the new Amphitheatre will be free and open to the public. The Council voted unanimously to fund $25,000 from monies set aside in the budget for minority events. This Amphitheatre is better than any other in Florida, said Merrill. I believe that nothing else will put heads in beds like this Amphitheatre will. Council member Greg Jones commented that he had great regard for the project but he hoped that this decision was congruent with previous council action and did not set a precedent. Merrill is requesting that the Escambia County Commission support the event with $25,000 from their Fourth Cent Tourist Development Tax dollars. Terry Scruggs, Pensacola Chambers interim Vice President of Tourism, updated the Council on the status of the Marketing Plan which encompassed all stakeholders. You asked me for a progress report on a work in progress, said Scruggs. We have come many We have made tremendous progress and I will update you on two vital things. Scruggs is coordinating ongoing meetings with two committees to address advertising and budgets. The Advertising Committee has prepared a Request for Proresponded. Areas of emphasis include marketing, public relations, and marketing research. The marketing research will develop a strategic plan and once the strategy is in place then the advertising agency can create a plan on how to get our message out there, said Scruggs. and may make presentations in made as early as June. The Budget Committee is creating a 2013 budget and operating plan which will include long range planning. The University of West Floridas Dr. Rick Harper is serving as the chairman. Scruggs said, We want to retain the momentum we have gained over the last two years. We will be coming to you to ask for an increased investment in tourism. Council Member Nan Harper commended Scruggs for his inclusion of Pensacola Beach on the Committee. The Council will discuss the upcoming grant funding request process at their next meeting. I would like to discuss the criteria for funding before we hand out money, said Commissioner Gene Valentino who is a Council member. And, quantitative methods for evaluating the return and what the penalty will be if they do not meet the goals. The next Tourist Development Council meeting is Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m. The location is to be announced. Bed Tax Collections Ahead of Projections, Previous YearCounty Hosts Information Only MeetingEscambia County sent out their engineering team to present information to the two hundred people who attended the Pensacola Beach Master Plan meeting at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church on March 8. Escambia County Engineer Matt Mooneyham serves as the project coordinator for the Master Plan. His comprehensive presentation included a timeline, project recap, and overview of details of the two options for redevelopment of the Beachs main intersection. I dont have to sell you on the project, Mooneyham said. I will state the facts, the history and then you can get specific questions answered by one of our staff or engineers here tonight. The room had multiple displays for attendees to review the Master Plan Project Manager To Gather Public Input ready to answer individual questions. Mooneyham asked the group to give him constructive comments and feedback by phone, mail or email. The County would, after collecting the input, evaluate the comments. We want to give Pensacola Beach what it needs, said Mooneyham. I encourage each of you to attend the April 17 Board of County Commission meeting where you will have 3 minutes to speak. Plan A, a pedestrian walkover has a price tag of $18,278,535. Plan B, a roadway overpass, has been conceptually approved by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, at a cost of $25,546,400. A thirteen member steering committee, appointed by the SRIA board, set criteria for the redevelopment to separate cars and pedestrians, create a beach to bay experience, cure parking challenges and enAccording to Mooneyham the pedestrian walkover separates ates a net loss of parking. The vehicular overpass also separates the cars from walkers, but is more among parking lots but shows a net decrease in parking places, as well. Mooneyham reported that based on the history of traffic incidents from 2006 to the present that the intersection must be changed. After evaluating all the incidents, doing nothing is not an option, he said. Improvements need to be made to make the intersection safe and increase the level of service. Prior to directing guests to the breakout areas, Mooneyham noted that he is available to receive input at 850-595-3418 or firstname.lastname@example.org. fl.us. Escambia County Board of Commissioners Board Chambers, Room 100, 221 Palafox Place, Pensacola Thursday, April 12 Committee of the Whole, 9 am Tuesday, April 17 Agenda Review Session, 9 am Public Forum, 4:30 pm Meeting, 5:30 pm entertainment/amusements (10 percent), gas and local transportation (7 percent) and groceries (2 percent). billion of direct spending by 281 million visitors in 394 national parks and nearby communities and are included in an annual, peer-reviewed, visitor spending analysis conducted by Dr. Daniel Stynes of Michigan State University for the National Park Service. To download the report visit http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/products.cfm#MGM to Local Communities from National Park Visitation and Payroll, 2010. National Park Provides Green Fuel For Economic Engine
PAGE 9 Island Times March 20, 2012 GOLD AND SILVER PRICES ARE NOW AT ALL TIME HIGHS!! SILVERWe are paying top prices for anything made of silver STERLING & COIN SILVER WE WILL TEST IT FOR SILVER QUALITY. COINSAMERICAN & FOREIGN GOLD, SILVER PLATINUM, BULLION BARS, COIN COLLECTIONS, CARSON CITY SILVER DOLLARS, MORGAN SILVER DOLLARS, PRE 1964 SILVER COINS ATTENTION! DO NOT CLEAN COINS, YOU MAY RUIN THE VALUE!SCRAP: GOLD SILVER & PLATINUMBROKEN CHAINS, BRACELETS, RINGS, CHARMS, MONOGRAMME JEWELRY, AWARD PINS,BROOCHES, PENDANT MOUNTINGS, PENDANT SETTINGS,DENTAL GOLD: CROWNS, PARTIALS, ELECTRICAL CONTACT POINTS, CIGARETTE LIGHTERS, FOUNTAIN PENS, INDUSTRIAL GOLD SWEEPS, LABORATORY CRUCIBLESIMPORTANT WE CAN TEST METALS FOR VALUE. Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Pensacola Beach To Go!The School Bell RingsSTAR GAZEThe Escambia Amateur Astronomers Club will be on campus, showing off the stars in the inky sky above the school, Wednesday, March 28 from 6 to 8 p.m. FUN SUMMER STUFFMarine Science Camp This is not your ordinary summer camp curriculum. The University of West Florida hosts a Marine Science Camp at the Beach School. The two sessions, June 18-22 and June 25-29 are open to all kids first grade through sixth. This camp will include the following fun features: environments oped by Gina Emery beach side field work The cost is $175 per student and the sessions fill up fast. To register call Student Support Services at 850-473-7468. More information on the entire UWF Summer Camp series for elementary through high school, go to www.uwf.edu/explorecamps Surf Camp light hosts this popular summer Surf Camp for ages 8 and up. You have to be a good swimmer. The camp is three days long, costs $150 per session. There will be 11 sessions offered this summer beginning June 4. The classes are held Gulfside on the public beach ready a surfer who has completed the regular camp, you can sign up for Advanced Surf Camp. There are also private lessons and group lessons. Call 850-934-9004 for info or surf over to innnerlightsurf.com. SPEAK FREELYThe Pensacola Beach Optimists will kick off their annual Oratorical Contest at the Beach School today with students presenting speeches in each classroom. The topic is How my optimism helps me overcome obstacles. Winners will move to the finals, held at the Beach Church, Tuesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. SPRING TRIPBeach School Fourth Graders along with their teacher Tara Turk and a few good parents traveled to Tallahassee on March 8. They toured the Capitol, met Governor Rick Scott, and capped off their big day with a little spelunking at the Florida State Caverns Park in Marianna. DATES OF NOTEPensacola Beach Elementary School calendar includes a Teacher Planning Day on April 2 and observance of the Good Friday holiday Friday, April 6. The last day of school is an early release day on June 6. Pensacola Beach Elementary fourth grade students toured the Capitol in Tallahassee and met Governor Rick Scott, center background on March 8. The day long field trip included (L to R) standing: Victoria Williams, Miah Penaloza, Jon Sawyer-Smith, Tanner Braxton, Tommy Egly, Grant Gaiennie, Cali Hargrove, Sofie Babcock, John McDowell, Matthew McCurdy, Gabby Diehl, teachers Tara Turk and Sarah Farej. Kneeling (L to R): Tekoah Roby, Dylan Renfroe, McKenzie Quinn, Chloe Kauffman, Kimberly Noble, Ella Amos, Madeline Taylor, Sophie Faircloth, Erin Johnson, and Caleb Sampson. Beach Church Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 7 at 9 p.m. Hop on Over Everyone is welcome to attend.
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PAGE 11 Island Times March 20, 2012uzz............................................................B Business The Dream is so AffordableWith prices at or below pre-construction costs, there has never been a better time than now to Own the Lifestyle! 1 8 V I A D E L U N A PortofinoOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PMBeach ClubOPENHOUSEDAILY9 AM 5:30 PM 1 0 P O R T O F I N O D R www.resortrealtylife.com lLevin &Rinke Resort Realty, Inc Stop by one of our onsite offices for a tour today! Resort_Realty_6x5 Beach Clulb_Portofino_March 2011.qxd 3/21/2011 10:25 AM Page 1 NEW PLACESInnerlight is opening its doors at the former Market location. An extensive facelift at the building and marina are a welcoming sight for residents and visitors alike as their arrive on the Island. NEW FACESSanta Rosa Island Authority has a new face in the Maintenance Department. Mizells Ball, Jr. is the newest addition to the department responsible for keeping the island clean. POWERFUL PEOPLEThe Gulf Coast Energy Network is conducting the third Annual Power Up Energy Expo at the Hilton Pensacola Beach through March 21. The Conferpolicy makers, scientists and engineers, and green building enthusiasts from all across the country. Power Up Energy Expo will connect energy professionals and exhibitors for three days of networking to foster the exchange of important ideas and information impacting the renewable energy industry.ALL ABOARDThe Beach Chamber is asking for input from businesses and citizens regarding the Islands Trolley service. Everyone is welcome to attend the input meeting Tuesday, March 20 at 4 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Island Authority Boardroom. If you would like to The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber announced their 2011 Annual Award winners on March 3, at the Gala at New World Landing. Each year, the Chamber honors those businesses and individuals who have either emerged into the spotlight during the previous year or have excelled in Karen Jurkowich of Levin Rinke Resort Realty and Brian Tucker, Wade Scott Salon & Spa served as emcees. Winners, who are selected by their peers are: Small Business of Emerging Leader of the Year 2011 Jill Teston, Redhaus Design Emerging Business of the Year 2011 Breezy Boat City Volunteer of the Year 2011 Steve McNally, AVS Systems, Nancy Keyes Spirit Award 2011 Limarie Rodriguez de Stevenson, DVM Small Business of the Year 2011 Omega Construction & Design, Inc. Business of the Year 2011 The award came with high praise. St. Ann Catholic Church. By a majority vote, the members of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber have chosen to recognize that while a faith-based organization has a totally different revenue stream and mission; it does have a place in the business community. In the easy and hard times, St. Ann Catholic Church has been there for Gulf Breeze. Even when disaster struck, its doors were wide open to anyone in need while we worked to recover. St. Ann is a team player. With other local congregations, it is an integral part of the Interfaith Disaster Response organization and provides after-school programs for middle schoolers of all faiths. It has graciously supported the Chamber. Go to www.gulfbreezechamber.com for more news. Gulf Breeze Chamber Taps Top Companies And Emerging Leaders At Annual Galasubmit your ideas for increasing ridership via email, please send them to Maureen LaMar at firstname.lastname@example.org. All ideas are welcome. RELAY UPDATEThe first Pensacola Beach American Cancer Society is set for April 13-14 at Casino Beach. There are 23 teams signed up to participate. Annes Angels, Corlette Mueller; Beach Community Church, Captain: Marilyn McDonald; Beach Peeps, Captain: Deborah Campanella; Clever Ogre, Captain: Nora Jones; Connors Crusaders, Captain: Shannon Berry; Dancingly Yours Studio, Captain: Monette Hodges; Dominos Pizza, Captain: Jeff May; Gulf Blue Vacations, Captain: Laura Belsinger; Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front Captain: Joshua Butler; HT-28 Hellions, Captain: Mark Thompson; Krewe du Cure, Captain: BJ Davis; Krewe of Blues, Captain: Jayne Cecil, LOWES, Captain: Jeff Gruenloh; Margaritaville Beach Hotel, Captain: Leann Collins; Notre Dame Club of Pensacola, Captain: Lee Dulion; Our Lady of the Assumption, Captain: Mary Ann Claus; Paddy OLearys, Captain: Seamus Hunt; Peg Leg Petes, Captain: Yvonne Doege; Pensacola Area Delta Gamma Alumnae Association; Captain: Mary Claus; Really for Life, Captain: Brian Finkbone; Sabine Sandbar, Captain: Jeff Walton; The I Do-ers, Captain: Charles Randle; The Break/ The Islander, Captain: David Kelly; Tracey E. PInkston, MD, Captain: Bettie Lee Sundstrom. Join a team, or make a donation THE DOC IS INDr. Richard Matthews has returned to Gulf Breeze, after practicing three years in North Carolina. Dr. Matthews will once again offer quality, comprehensive care at 2569 Gulf Breeze Parkway in Gulf Breeze. VOODOO THAT YOU DOBesides the light-hearted Queen Shugahs storm-centric enchantments, you may want to let the Gulf breezes enchant you at Crabs waterfront restaurant. Voo Doo Juice is the Sunday special. SPRING HAS SPRUNGHarbingers are here. March 20 marks the Vernal Equinox. Daylight savings time makes happy hour brighter. Spring breakers are getting pink skinned from the warm beach days in the sun. If you want to protect your skin, ring Susan Haselton-Kelley at 934-3865. She has a full line of Mary Kay products to protect you from the sun damage. CLEAN CLEAN CLEANTime to get steamed by the friendly crew at Stanley Steemer. They can get your beach house or condo ship shape for spring. Not and upholstery, too.TWO PAWS UPSurf Burger has a dog frienda shake on the waterfront deck, upstairs from Key Sailing.SHOP TOO MUCH?Dont forget Linda and Wally at the UPS Store in Gulf Breeze can ship your souvenirs and tshirts back home, ensuring their safe arrival. Stop in and say hi. Just minutes from the Beach, north of Gulf Breeze High School
Island Times March 20, 2012 PAGE 12 Hey YawlBy Frank Cooper Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 OPEN AIR DECK Overlooks Sabine Bay Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina MARCH 20$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 21$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 22Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 23Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 24Shawn Brown & Kelly Gallawa 7:30PM -11:30 PM 25Southern Breeze 3 PM -7 PM $3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 26Happy Hour All Day All Night 27$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 28$3 Crown on Down 7 PM -Close 29Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 30Karaoke with Becky 7:30 PM -11:30 PM 31Zack Williamson 7:30 PM -11:30 PM April 1 Posi-Tones 4 PM -8 PM April 2 All Day Happy Hour April 3 $3 Crown on Down 10 PM -CloseDales Big Deck 850-932-1417 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key SailingBurgers Fries ShakesWe have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. DOG FRIENDLY DECK! Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! Making Friends and Mischief My friend Harry Gowens helped shape the community of Pensacola Beach. From providing for the creation of the Beach School to supporting the Mardi Gras, his generous spirit still lives on. He was a business man and Beach guy. He was as much a part of the Beach as the sand. I am going to share a few stories about Harry, so you can get a glimpse of the days gone by. You know, we are now just experiencing oil shortages caused by curtailment of oil exported from the Far East countries. We have had these curtailments for generations and darned if I dont believe a lot of them are caused by our own stupidity in dealing with Arab nations. At any rate back during an earlier oil shortage a travelling circus came to Pensacola. They had all the usual fair rides, the freak shows and the animals. There were lions, tigers and elephants. This circus also had several camels among their entourage. I dont think Harry Gowens had much experience with camels but since the camel is associated with the desert and the shortage of oil was associated with the desert, then Harry felt some kind of protest should be made against these desert countries. This is a little long winded, but I could understand where Harry was coming from. You know Pensacola Beach has all kind of ordinances and one of them has to do with animals allowed on the beach. Harry knew cats and dogs and caged birds were common on the beach and cows and horses were not allowed. There were no mention of camels among the prohibited animals. One day the Sheriffs office got a phone call from a very upset lady in a beach condo. She told the Sheriffs office to send some help immediately. She said there was a naked man with a white sheet over his head riding down the beach on a camel. Thats not the kind of call the dispatcher normally gets, but before she could answer another deputy broke in on the radio and said, I will take that call. I think I may know the gentleman on the camel. This deputy turned out to be Ronnie Mac, who later became Sheriff of Escambia County and still later, a very close friend of Harrys. They got the rider off the camel and the camel off the beach and I dont believe anybody went to jail. By the way, there is still no ordinance specifically against riding a camel on Pensacola Beach. There is one against Indecent Exposure. During that same time, Harry had a helicopter ride business among his several ventures. I dont know how successful it was, but Harry did love to ride around in that thing looking down at the beach. One day while hanging around The Islander Lounge, Harry started talking to this fine looking woman who also was hanging around the bar. Things were going along pretty well and when he found out where she lived he said he would just come down there and see her. You would have thought he would have driven down there. No. He called his pilot and flew the ten or twelve blocks down to her house on Rio Vista in his helicopter. As the bird set down on the street with Harry and his bottle of Jack Daniels, a man came out of the house to see what in the world was going on. Harry didnt know Wally Pecevich then, but Harry and Wally later became fast friends. And the lady, well, she eventually became Mrs. Pecevich. With his distinctive moustache and flair for opening oysters John Stevens served the guests at PegLegs OysterFest, March 4. Nonie Fenner offered a smile to everyone at her baked oyster station at PegLegs OysterFest, March 4. She served thousands of both. Keeping pace with Mike Rogers, right, is hard to do. He is an expert oyster shucker and the winner of the Shuckers Contest at PegLegs OysterFest, March 4. Mike Derozier can hold his own, however, shucking his share of oysters at the big event. Fest-goers get all-you-can-eat oysters. More Oyster Fest photos are online at www.myislandtimes.com
PAGE 13 Island Times March 20, 2012 Gulf Coasts Leader In Personality DJ Entertainment, Sound Stage & Lighting ~ now offers ~ VOICE OVER SERVICES Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next week Madame Astra Your 2012 Spring Break Headquartersbamboowillies.com LIVE ON STAGE! EVERY SUNDAY1 PM Crawfish Boil fuel for fun.... 190 octane Get ready ~ hot music & mudbugs ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Put your restlessness to good use by indulging the Arian love of exploring new places and seeking new challenges. There also could be a new romance waiting to be "discovered." TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) A surprise message from someone in your past could lead to a long-awaited reunion with a once-close friend. Also, look for a workplace problem to be resolved in your favor. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Your self-confidence is rising, and that should be a significant factor in helping you adjust to a new social situation, as well as adjusting to a series of changes in the workplace. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Turnabout could be lots of fun when someone who previously accepted your tender, loving care without question now suggests that he or she wants to start taking care of you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Put the lessons you learned from past disappointments to work in planning your future. The way ahead opens to opportunities "purrfectly" suited to the adventurous Lion. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) This is a good time to renew contacts with family members and/or old friends who somehow slipped off your personal viewing screen in recent years. Travel also is favored. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Most problems surrounding that recent personal situation have been resolved, and that means you should move on to other things that are important to you. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Spend this weekend recharging your physical and spiritual energies. When you return to your workaday world, you'll be ready to take on that new project. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Be careful how you advise a troubled friend. Even your wise counsel could be misunderstood. Better to suggest that he or she seek professional help. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Family problems once again dominate and, once again, everyone seeks your guidance in these matters. Later, you can indulge in some much-needed relaxation. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Some mixed signals create confusion in the workplace. Best advice: Ask for explanations before you attempt to deal with any of these matters on your own. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A patch of roiling water in the workplace could be threatening, but stay the course and you'll soon be clear of it. Then go out and have a great time with loved ones. BORN THIS WEEK: Your extraordinary leadership qualities mark you as someone people can turn to for guidance in difficult situations. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun players gathered around the green felt for the Pot OGold tournament hosted by Paddy OLearys, March 14. Eighteen players battled for bragging rights and prizes until pretty Kelly Trout emerged as the winner. Mike Wood was the first runnerup and Irish lass Tootie Humphrey was the second runnerup. Each player received a t-shirt, and top players received bar tabs at Paddys, said Rick Uzdevenes, poker promoter. The real winners are our young friends. The Pot OGold of $200 from the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Tournament went to the poker gangs favorite group of leprechauns, the kids at the Pensacola Beach Elementary School. A formal presentation will be made during the Beach Chambers Business After Hours, March 27, at Lagunas. In other action, Deb Friedman schooled Tommy Grice at the Shaker on March 5. The Pensacola State College professor outlasted the Beachs Best Saints fan in a forty-five minute knock down, drag out card playing battle. The following week at the Shaker Mike Wood flew up to the top spot over his buddy and fellow Life Flight guy Andy Irwin. Poker playing diva Sara Mandel is earning frequent flier miles for her trips to the winners circle at Paddy OLearys. She was victorious over Ted Gorder on March 4 and Tex Atkinson on March 11. Gorder stayed in the runners-up spot when Tex took all the chips for the win at Paddys on March 8. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games are open to anyone who is at least 21-years-old and has a basic knowledge of the game. Weekly games are played in downtown Pensacola Beach as well as the historic district. For more information, call Rick Uzdevenes at 850-324-2667. Blarney And Bluffing Poker Gang Fills Pot Of Gold Pot OGold Tourney Champ Kelly Trout The Revivalists will play a CD release show with Timberhawk at Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola on Friday, March 23. Named as Best Emerging Artist in New Orleans for 2011, The Revivalists are constantly on the road, this time supporting a new release, City of Sound. Paste Magazine has already premiered "When I Die." The band has the long-standing support of Rolling Stone Senior Editor, David Fricke. Doors open to all ages at 8 p.m. for the 9 p.m. performance. Tickets are $10. The Revivalists Play Pensacola
PAGE 14 Island Times March 20, 2012 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 __________________________ Pensacola Beach Condo 2-bedroom, 14th floor unit in Emerald Dolphin. $310,000. Call Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty, 850-377-3145 East Bay Waterfront home 2,485 sq.ft. with 102 feet on the bay. MLS listing # 402379 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 __________________________ PENSACOLA BEACH CONDO with numerous upgrades and private parking. Gulf view (southwest), nicely furnished. Built-in patio grill, 1325 SF, Ready to live in or rent. $375K. 228-875-3676 or 228-324-9638. __________________________Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISING NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________Pensacola Beach 3 Bedroom/2 Bath waterfront. Lease six month minimum. $2000 per month. 207 Sabine Drive/Villa Sabine. Furnished or unfurnished. Beach Elementary School, Gulf Breeze Middle and High Schools. 850430-9251. __________________________ Pensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach Visit online jmevacations.com __________________________ 261 Sabine Drive. $1500/mo + deposit. 850-261-1579. ___________________________ Be in the know! Have Island Times delivered to you! Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Real Estate For Rent CalendarMarch 22 Tour de Fort, Ft Pickens. 10 a.m. Bicycles. March 24 Midwinter Sailing Nationals, Key Sailing. March 27 Beach Chamber member meeting, 8:30 a.m. Days Inn. Business After Hours, 5:30 p.m. Lagunas. Guest passes, 932-1500. March 27 PB Optimist Club Oratorical Finals. 6 p.m. March 28 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. March 28 Beach School Star Gaze. 6 -8 p.m. Dinner and Escambia Astronomers Club. March 29 Morries 80th Birthday Bash. Sandshaker. 4-7 March 31 Recyclemania, 8 to Noon. Casino Beach.www.pbadvocates.org April 6 Full Moon Walk. Ft. Pickens, 7:30 April 7 Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. Beach Church April 8 Easter Sunrise Service, Flounders, Amphitheatre at the Boardwalk, & Casino Gulfside Pavilion April 11 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. April 13 Relay for Life. 6 p.m. Casino Beach. April 14 Preemie Cup Sailing Regatta. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club April 15 Gulf Coast Half Marathon. Casino Beach April 20 Crawfish Festival. Bamboo Willies Boardwalk. End April 22 April 20 Star Gaze Fort Pickens. Dark. April 21 Cobia Fishing Tournament. Paradise Bar and Grill. Ends Sunday. April 21 National Parks Week. Free entrance to Fort Pickens thr April 29. April 25 Santa Rosa Island Authority meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge Sid Hite 932-1739 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. Pssst . . if you want to be a wise guy about beach stu read Island Times PetsFour bedroom brick home 2,000 SF. Gulf Breeze Proper. Features a formal living room,dining room, er, Island Realty, 850-293-9321 Tai Chi for your wellness, stress relief, immunities; odist, 75 Fairpoint, Gulf Breeze. am, free 1st class, then $5 at Gulf Breeze. Bring a friend. email@example.com. Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. www.humanesocietyofpensacola.org Vacation Rental Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club 2 Bedrooms/2 Baths. Gulf view October. www.vrbo.com/95159 Mention VRBO 95159 for Discount Seeking Annual RentalMature Business Professional & wife seek Beach Home for annual rental. Excellent credit and referrals. 850 3845632 or 994-7596. April showers bring May flounders
Island Times PAGE 15 March 20, 2012FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Saturday: The Dock, 2 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Closed Mondays & Tuesdays Start Your Day The Right Way Breakfast 8 AM TO NOONHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM 850-932-2323 Move In Specials Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies 24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage Advantage 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston MostlyBy Candace Segar Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare EscentualsFULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant www.MaryKay.com/shaselton indulge in the sweet simplicity, full of botanical goodness... Mary Kay Botanical Effects Skin Care skin care make up body sunscreen fragrancenew!When I was a little girl, I owned a wonderful book entitled, A Childs Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. The colored illustrations were marvelous with one picture sticking in my mind even today! It showed a young child reaching for this bountiful box of candies. They looked like those colored marshmallow low center. As I lay in bed and thought about those candies in the picture, I used to wonder where does that candy come from? How does the Easter Bunny do this? Does he or she make the candies? Well, this is what I found out 53 years later. Where do Peeps come from? Peeps were originally made by hand in 1958 by the Rodda Candy Company. An immigrant from Nepali named Pravin Pant, United States. A new company called Just Born purchased the Rodda Candy Company and automated the Peeps process. Peeps continues to be one of my favorite Easter candies made from marshmallow, sugar, gelatin and carnuba wax. Did you ever think as a kid that there were special chickens producing chocolate eggs? Well, I did. The chocolate egg tradition comes from Europe. In 19th century France and Germany, solid chocolate eggs appeared made from bitter dark chocolate. Cadproduce the chocolate Easter egg in 1873. In the early 1900s milk chocolate showed up and milk chocolate Easter eggs were born. Brachs makes a dreamy version of malted chocolate eggs. As you can see I still think a lot about candies. Now I know that just like Santa Claus, the Easter rabbit has had a lot of help. Virginia Pasek, left, and Melba Argentine greeted guests at the Pensacola Beach Womans Club Game and Card Party, March 15 at Our Lady. Attendees purchased tickets which includes lunch, and play cards and games at the fundraiser. Proceeds from the silent auction, Basket of Cheer and Pot OGold go to the Clubs charitable giving and community support campaign. New Yorker Kandy Lee, left, is visiting Marilyn and Tracy McDonald on Pensacola Beach, so she decided to volunteer at the Pensacola Beach Womans Club Game and Card Party, March 15 at Our Lady. Kate Simonsen, parttime Beach resident, is hoping to buy the lucky ticket for the Basket of Cheer. This event is the Womans Club only fundraiser. Take the ride of your life with the American Diabetes Association Gulf Coast Tour de Cure bicycle ride on Saturday, April 21 at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze. Three course options are available for everyone from novice to experienced cyclists including a 22-mile, as well as 42and 62-mile rides. Each course with full-service, SAG Vehicles, rest stops stocked with energy snacks, hydration and restrooms, mechanical support and medical will be welcomed with a postrace party. For more details, go to www.diabetes.org/tour.Ride The Route Support A Cure Come see me at Bamboo Willies LIVE MUSICMain Stage Bamboo Willies FRIDAY 18TH3:30PMMo Jiles 9PMBanana Republic SATURDAY 19THNoonMo Jiles 5PMTout Les Soirs 10PMBanana Republic SUNDAY 20TH1PMTout Les Soirs 6PMBanana Republic Half Shell Stage SATURDAY 19TH2PMDirty Mutha Tuckers SUNDAY 20TH2PMPJC Jazz Band When?Friday3 PMSaturday11 AMSundayNoonWhere?Portofino Boardwalk Pensacola Beach 850.916.9888 KK KK K idsids idsids ids ZZ ZZ Z oneone oneone oneSATURDAY 19THNoon 6 PMFace Painting SUNDAY 20THNoon 6 PMFace Painting 2 4 PMPetting Zoo Pensacola Teen Board Pensacola Teen Board APRIL 18-20
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Island Times PAGE 17 March 20, 2012 After Sundown FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HHOUSE Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neath the moon and stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi 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, 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 W WE GOT EEM Only 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.com MMcCGUIRES IIRISH PUB One 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.com SSIDELINES SSpPORTS BBAR AND RRESTAURANT 11 big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its or outdoor seating. Video sports games. days a week. 934-3660. NNATIVE CAfFE Open 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 SSANDSHAKER LLOUNgGE Tradition since 1973. Home of the Original Bushwacker. Been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. First bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Monday from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BBAR AND GRILL A 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. PEgGLLEgG PETES Ahoy, Matey. Youve found a Pensacola Beach treasure. 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. www.peglegpetes.com PINT SIZED PIPER Mattix Moore of Pensacola is ready to join the ranks of the famous McGuires Irish Pipe Band. His grandad is band member Michael Vazzana. Mattix participated with his family in the March 10 McGuires Prediction Race and tried his hand at drumming during the post race party. CLEVER COSTUMERS McGuires Prediction Race showcases rollicking runners dressed in wild Mason and Lizette Guttery were among the group GENEROUS IRISHMEN president Jeff Elbert, left along with Molly McGuire, Did you see me in IT? More photos available online at www.myislandtimes.com
Island Times March 20, 2012 PAGE 18 Well be rolling off the presses with routes, maps, schedules in May 2012. Mailed to beach residents Advertising rates, deadlines email firstname.lastname@example.org Colorful catamarans locked in heated battle will attempt to tame the wind and cross the finish line in first place this weekend. Key Sailing is home to the Midwinter Sailing Championships, beginning March 23 on Pensacola Beach. The event, open to all catamarans less than twenty-one feet in length. Sailors may enter right up to race time. The fee to race for double handed boats is $70 and single handed boats is $45. The registration is in the late entry phase currently, so sailors must add a late charge of $25. Entry fees include all the parties, goodies and prizes. Sailors each receive a commemorative shirt. Racing begins in Santa Rosa Sound with a Skippers Meeting, Friday, March 23 at noon followed by practice races at 1 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. and continues throughout the weekend. Racing commences on Sunday at 10 a.m. There are many good Soundside vantage points for watching the regatta. Kirk Newkirk of Key Sailing is one of the organizers. He competed and won the March 10 Ice Pick Regatta hosted in Santa Rosa Sound with Glenn Holmes aboard. Pensacola Beach Yacht Club will host the Sailors Dinner on Awards Party begins on Sunday at Key Sailing as soon as racing concludes. Door prize drawings will be held both nights for registered sailors. For more information conKirk Newkirk at 1-866-keysail.Sailors Look For March Winds To Amp Up Midwinter Race Charlie Harp trailers his catamaran, with sail number USA 496 after the Ice Pick Regatta Saturday, March 10 in Santa Rosa Sound. His performance in the event, with Tyler on his crew, earned a third eight boats competing. Two youth teams with Captains Joe Bello from Navarre and Michael Rice from Gulf Breeze compete in the Ice Pick Regatta March 10 in Santa Rosa Sound. They the pack at fourth and Coach Roger Dutremble is a internationally known basketball player, coach and author, who locals may recognize at the many 5K races or grabbing at quick lunch at Paradise. After a coaching career that started with high school athletes and ended in the NBA, Dutremble has a lifetime coaching record of 687-117 and seven national championships. He is the founder and CEO of Global Sports Outreach, a nonuses the universal language of sports to build relationships and share the gospel. They host basketball camps all over the world from Pensacola to Moscow. We welcome the opportunity to address young people from all over the globe in a sports setting for the purpose of teaching victory beyond the competition, says Coach Dutremble. When Island Times requested something far less worldly, but equally important, a prediction on the NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Final Four, Coach fearlessly made his picks. Without hesitation he chose the University of Kentucky, Syracuse, North Carolina and Michigan State. I am picking Kentucky to win the whole thing, he said. Anthony Davis is the best player out there. The final four teams will face off in the New Orleans Superdome Saturday, March 31 with the Championship Game at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 2. Former NBA Coach Predicts Winner of NCAA Basketball Championship
Island Times PAGE 19 March 20, 2012 readin the water By Saltwater Rick HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing www.MyIslandTimes.Com One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Paddleboards!Get a VIDEO of your Key Sailing Fun! Spring time is here and the area is exploding with action too. Ling season is in full swing and the boats are doing their back-and-forth jig in front of all the hotels and residences on our Island. Reports of catches online and in the rags. The beach pier is hopping sure is nice to see that old building 850-932-2211 sandshaker.com MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers $2 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke w/Becky, 8 PM WED: Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Other Drinks Half Price. Rock Star Karaoke with Mike Jencks Band, 8 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Music at 8 PM SUN : Music/Karaoke with DJ Vic at 9 PM til 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk LIVE BANDS FRISAT-SUNSomethings Always Shakin! Trunk Monkey Lektric Mullet Rez Cabo Rock Voted Best Bushwacker & Best Beach Bar Shaker the BEST forget the rest... were the BEST and his troops are hard at it and I heard plans for a one hundred slip marina at The Grand boats means more work in the use that boost round here. Inshore action is hot. SpanKim Schmitz is a lady of many talents Angler, Culinary Whiz and Trivia Buff. She invested some time along the shore near Ft. Pickens March 11 trying to land a few Pompano for her cooler. She built a wind break to shelter her from long. Kim was very pleased his way onto her hook. Its a sure sign of spring on men set up on the shore with reeled one in weighing 4.44 pounds to put him at the top of Tackle. Heres a look at whats been weighed in so far: Lady Angler Junior AnglerPomp Tourney Anglers Weigh In First CatchesPosis Tops Leaderboard The twentieth annual tourTournament t-shirt. check out www.gbtackle.com. ride for the Santa Rosa Kids Participants will register and are awarded for both. Janets is Summer Poker Kids House
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