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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 6 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 10, 2012 Hear The Roar Watch Em SoarRed, White and Blues Week Features Famous Blue Angels


PAGE 2 Island Times July 10, 2012 Published every other Tuesday SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Blue Angels facts: Your Arrival Maneuver: What To Bring: Keep Your Cool: Helpers: Hear ye, Hear ye: Friday Only: Show Central: Float My Boat Exit Strategy: All Eyes On The Skies, The Angels Are OverheadAir Fills With Music And Maneuvers This WeekUnited States Navy Blue Angels Capt Greg McWherter, USNCapt Brandon Cordill, USMCMajor Brent Stevens, USMC Lt. CJ Simonsen, USNLt. David Tickle, USNLt Mark Tedrow, USN Fat Albert


Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment July 10, 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 Island Realty 850-377-3145 Pensacola Beach The Islander Newspaper July 17, 1984 Every year the beach comes down with a bad case of the midJuly blahs. Everybody seems to gather momentum from Memorial Day to the Fourth of July and then, whammo, where did summers of watching the usually convivial, effervescent beach crowd sink into impenetrable gloom, I decided I could stand no more. I decided it was time for a cure, so I dreamed up a thing called The Islander Newspaper Fiesta of Three and One Half Flags Food and Beverage Extravaganza. I decided that the name alone would cheer up a few melancholics (not to be confused with alcoholics.) So, right here before the big political conventions and upcoming elections, the newspaper held an election of its own. And it turned out to be a humdinger! As everyone will assure you, I am not really qualified as a political analyst. However, I will go on and tell you the inside story on the election anyway. For instance, the two male bartender categories were with Bobby Draper, Eric Landis and Mike Loman see-sawing you know which two won. On the other hand, in the waiter and chef categories, Jeff Stanley and places. But with the waitresses it was different. The races with the most nominees were Best Waitress and Waitress You Would Like To See in a Bikini. Shelley Waters (I think she is a relative of mine) took top honors over 22 contestants for best waitress and Denise Keever outclassed 21 entries to win the bikini bracket. However, Debbie Lambert, Faron Chalmers and Karen Frederickson were nipping close at their heels. Jackie Friedman and Pat Hammond came off victorious in the female bartending races, wire with three other outstanding Bunny at Dirty Joes and Gracie at their very own Tiki. The best band turned into a rockin and rollin contest as Air Waves caught the beat to win top place followed by the Curle Brothers, The Garcias, Lazy Day, Wildwood and Avalon. The Sun Rays Tiger easily strummed his way to the top of the single and duo entertainer ite all the way through the month long balloting. The hostess category seemed to confuse the beach electorate. Dee Rambo at Dirty Joes picked up a lot of votes and then abruptly moved to Utah. At that lead and Barbara and Alice won two categories. (Karen Preston received one vote in the hostess it out!) The food and drink categories revealed some interesting winners best steaks are at Flounders Chowder House. And, Neros and Dirty Joes played nip and tuck in most of the categories. Its also obvious that beach people dont go to national fast food chains. McHouse, and Beefmaster each received one vote for miscellaneous categories. Surprisingly, most voters cast only one ballot and voted in almost every category. Of course, there were a few pecumy wife; Best Dessert The Sahara. And then, there was Opal whose name appeared on a bunch of bar napkins as the best her. Sorry, Opal. And another the bottom, I love Tina. We did received votes in the mail from such faraway places as Milton and Mobile and even one from New Orleans. One ballot was mailed in an envelope which carried this message, An unbiased vote from The Tiki. Hmmmmm. around to pick up the ballot boxes, I discovered that Dirty Joes had lost theirs completely. (Fortunately, we had checked it one at The Tiki was covered with some kind of junk which could have been dried blood, a week-old Dirty Mother or a little Junk Yard was full of cracks and because he only got one vote as Waiter you would like to be stranded with on a Catamaran. If your favorite didnt win, or if you forgot to vote, remember the rules were the same for everyone. Just get ready for 1985! And now we store the ballot boxes away until next July. Its


PAGE 4 Island Times July 10, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE FREE POKER Wednesday Nites STAY & PLAY Waterfront Florida Retro Inn paradisebar-grill.com paradiseinn-pb.com Bar/Grill: 850-916-5087 The Inn: 850-932-2319 Come as you are Bike, boat or ca r we have the BLUES! Full Service Bar Live MusicSeafood to snacks Waterfront Stage Swim & Sun Soundfront beach FREE POKER FREE POKER FREE POKER FREE POKER Stage Swim & Sun Soundfront beach rent kayaks & paddleboards BLUE ANGELS AIR SHOW JULY 13-14 Fri & Sat Noon til Tue, July 10 The Nace Brothers Thur, July 12 & Sat, July 14 Dream Vipers Fri, July 13 Posi Tones Sun, July 15 Tue, July 17 Thur, July 19 Damon Fowler flying & performing Fri, July 20 Johnny Barbatos Sat, July 21 Terri Lee Poole & The GoateesWould a win by any other name be as sweet? Ask Jo Dee person send the answer to the Trivia Masters question, Who founded the Race for the Roses at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club and what year? Jo Dee, who is a well-known local sailor, emailed immediately that Ellen Hunt founded the race in 1988. Jo Dee may run her new Island Times t-shirt up the mast, or perhaps you will see her wearing it at the Yacht Club on July 28 race day. Kim Kaminski knew that the Race for the Roses was celebratdue to the efforts of Ellen Hunt. Kim has been on deck with the wind in her sails in the all-womens regatta annually. She owned Dazzle Dogs on Pensacola Beach and is currently the events guru at the City of Pensacola. Anne Geisel added a little bit of background for the Trivia Master to share. The Pensacola incorporated on September 20, 1982, wrote Anne. And the best part is that we found out we need to plan a 30 year party! Angeli McMillan sailed in with this, Okay, it's time for an Islander t-shirt to go with my Big Foot t-shirt. The founder of the infamous Race for the Roses is my favorite hair stylist Ellen Hunt and I believe the year it began was 1985. Please tell me this is my memory serves me correctly, in 1995 and received a 10-year anniversary tote bag. Well, Angeli. The Trivia Master does not dispute the fact that Ellen is your favorite hair stylist. You were off the mark on the rest. And, although the Master holds the original beach newspaper The Islander in high esteem, you will not get an Islander t-shirt no matter how hard you try. Do keep vying for an Island Times t-shirt to add to your collection, however. The wrongest ruler made a righteous come back with this answer. Joanne Brooks cast off the Queen of Wrong Answers title to put her Duchess of the Dunes tiara squarely on her head. The answer to the question is twofold: (1) The founder of the Race for the Roses was Ellen Hunt; and, 1988, the Duchess wrote. A toast to the Duchess. She represented the Roundtable well. The Knights were mostly silent, so they were either asleep or dont follow the race circuit. Sir Morrie Drees did write the Master to tell him to get the H out of here. Seems the Master added an h to Wammy in the last edition. Thank you, Sir. The Master added an h to Shugah, too, but the famous Wooly Booger Queen liked it so much she kept it and passed it down the next queen. Kept the urricanes away according to Queen Shugah. From the red roses to the blue skies, the Trivia Master is thinking about the U.S. Navys flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. Typically, the demonstration pilots, the Events Coordinator, Maintenance Oftwo years with the squadron, but Capt. Greg McWherter has been thrilling spectators on the sands of Pensacola Beach for longer than that. Including 2012 how many Pensacola Beach Air Show with the Blue Angels? Youll need to go super sonic to win an Island Times t-shirt with this easy question. Email your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth. net with trivia in the subject line. Include your name and phone number, too. Rules, rules, rules. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, July 17. Good luck.YOURE OUTTekoah Roby is the Strike Out King. The ten-year-old was named the Bill Bond MVP and also received a Best Pitcher Award for his age division in the league. His mom Laura is very proud. EL CUATRO DE JULIOBeach Realtor and resident Nan Harper traveled to Macharaviaya, Spain with fellow Pensacolians to celebrate the Fourth of July in our sister city. Macharaviaya is the hometown of Bernardo de Galvez, a prominent historic Nan will have no trouble wishing the locals a Happy Fourth of July since she is a retired Gulf Breeze High School Spanish teacher.BEST DRESSEDPat Spillers won the best costume award for her redneck representation of a polynesian party girl at the Krewe of Bananimals summer luau at the Sandbar on July 1. It was a wild time, of course. Stop by the Krewes water sales at the Blue Angels Air Show under the big tent. They will tell you all about it. MORE FESTSThe big time, now famous DeLuna Fest promoters have secured stars to grace the gulf front stages in September. Robert Gleim at Bamboo Willies is launching a musical festival comprised of New Orleans performers aptly named WillieFest which is set for July 26-29. The most exclusive, by far, is MarioFest. A birthday celebration for Beach business owner Mario Roberts. Not many are invited, but wish Mario a happy birthday anyway. HANG TENDerek Starkey has some stuff to catch while he is on the beach visiting his grandparents Carl and DJ Zemenick. The eight-year-old has fish to catch with parents Sarah and Joe. They have a secret he is off to Innerlight Surf Camp to catch some waves. He has to catch up with sister Mariah, 14, who attended Surf Camp a few years ago. Mariah is paddleboarding and trying her hand at art this year. According to DJ they are going to ride the Wheel before they have to head back to Clarksburg, West Virginia. FIRECRACKER GIRLSThey may not be real live nieces of Uncle Sam, but they are close. Karen Cook Cowen, Mary Ann Claus, Dawn Drees and Pandora de Balthazar pop, sizzle and sparkle during the Fourth of July festivities with red, white and blue birthday celebrations. Happy Birthday Americans! Wally Farrell was a good time guy who loved Pensacola Beach and his friends. Farrell passed away on June 4 at age 92. Wally retired from Union Carbide Chemical Company in Buffalo, New York in 1980. He spent winters on Pensacola Beach favorite places with his beach buddies. Wally was a member for 59 years of the Kenilworth Volunteer Fire Company who honored him at burial. Wally was laid in peace next to his wife and two children in Buffalo. He will be missed by allboth in Buffalo and the Beach. Walter Farrell ~ 3/22/20 6/4/12


PAGE 5 Island Times July 10, 2012 proud sponsors and turtle friendly hotels EVERYONES INVITED Turtle Baby Shower PM BETWEEN MARGARITAVILLE & HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS Games Family Fun Music you to join us! USMC Lt. Col. Mark Thompson walks through the sideboys to conclude the HT-28 Change of Command ceremony (and his career) June 27 at Whiting Field. Thompson Cobra pilot, served overseas and was assigned as the Military aid to President Bush Beach with his wife Jeni and children Madison, Lauren, Joshua and Reilly. Photo courtesy of Jay Cope, PAO, Whiting Field


PAGE 6 Island Times July 10, 2012 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. rrrsGr rFrOstrsrMMr Mt 621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing I thought the new Observation Wheel was going to have turtle friendly lighting, but that does not seem to be the case. Through conversations in cyberspace, I learned that they do intend to turn out the lights at 11 p.m. each day. As long as the turtles know that, then I guess all will be well. Will I be riding the new wheel? Oh no, not me. My house is about as high as I care to go without being in an airplane! Its much too hot for me to be outside anyway so I will observe the Observation Wheel from my windows. With a nice pair of binoculars I just might be able to identify some VIPs eventhough that gondola has darker glass. Im not sure if that is to keep their identities secret or to keep the car cooler. I guess time (or I) will tell. We had two of my husband Bills three sisters visiting during the rain and wind from Tropical Storm Debby. Fran and Jim Roedl of East Carondelet, Illinois along with Kitty and Clark Vogt from Green Castle, Indiana spent a week at Tristan Towers. Kitty was a bit concerned with the wind and worried about packing her suitcase in case they had to evacuate. Since Bill and I are old beach hands at evacuation, we advised them to just relax and enjoy a cocktail. In fact, I think I told Kitty to feel free to go ahead and have another cocktail any time she thought about packing. In their defense, they were it was a bit windy. But we knew it was all under control. There was no way a storm named after a past Queen Shugah of the Wooly Boogers would be causing a mess around here. Fran and Jim stayed at Tristan Towers one year during the week of the Blue Angels Air Show. I gotta tell you that was quite the view! No craning your neck to watch the show; we were at eye level with the not only a great spot to view the Air Show but we also watched as a big storm appeared out of for hours and Ft. Pickens Road took a long time to clear. But it was an awesome light show straight from the Man Himself! Fran and Kitty left just as the next batch of relatives from St. Louis arrived in Orange Beach. So now well be heading over there to visit with Sue (the wife of Bills late brother Jim) and her family. Between the grandkids and the visiting, were no longer sure whether were coming or going! What I am sure of is that I will be watching the skies and my ears will be tuned to the special sound of my favorite show on the Island. Every year I think maybe I wont watch the practice show. I think that right up until my feet are headed out the door! As soon as my ears catch the slightest rumble of the Blue Angels thunder, my feet just head toward the sound. Theres no thought process involved at all by then. My feet just go wherever the sound takes them.. No matter how many times I see or hear our Blue Angels, my heart still swells with pride in my countrymen. I believe that is the true sound of freedom! Tiaras (or hats) off to all the men and women in our military services because they give more than anyone else. And they ask for a lot less than do our politicians. If every politician was required to serve our country for one week in the shoes of an active duty military person, then we would indeed have the greatest country in the world! And they would know the true big Thank You to our nations greatest and best citizens! Strawberries are in season but they sure dont last long. So, heres a great recipe to use up those strawberries and enjoy a nice cold salad on a hot summer day! Lets cook.Strawberry Margarita SaladVinaigrette: 2 Tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. orange juice or orange liqueur 1 Tbsp. tequila or margarita mix 1 tsp. minced shallots tsp. grated lime peel cup olive oil Salt & pepper to taste Salad: 9 Cups baby spinach (about 9 oz.) 2 Cups strawberries, sliced 1 Avocado, chopped Whisk all vinaigrette ingredients except oil in a small bowl until combined. Slowly whisk in oil until blended. Let stand 15 minutes (or prepare ahead, cover and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving). Toss spinach in large bowl with enough vinaigrette to lightly coat. Add strawberries and avocado. Toss to coat. Enjoy, share and dont forget to wave at the pretty blue airplanes! See ya in the kitchen.. Dolphin Cruises850-492-6337Located at the Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. If youve ever been to Paradise Bar and Grill, you know why they were voted the third best beach bar in the entire State of Florida. Owner Fred Simmons, right, who was celebrating his 60th birthday, and General Manager Renee Mack accepted the award amid cheers from their staff and hundreds of partiers in Paradise. Locals are treated like family and tourists are treated like locals at the waterfront watering hole. Photo by DJ Zemenick, Barrier Island Girl Photography


Island TimesPAGE 7 July 10, 2012 Read Island TimesMyIslandTimes.com850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com 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 By Cross in the Sand ASunday ServicesWorship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Gulf Breeze United Methodist Church www.gbumc.orgOur Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna www.stanngulfbreeze.org Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna thebeachchurch.com www.bankofthesouth.com 136 FORT PICKENS RROADPENSACOLA BEACH 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 LLObbBBY CLOSED fFROM 1-3 pPM EACH DAY. D DRIVE UpP OpPEN DuURING ALL bBANKING HOuURS. Bank of the South Island Branch If there is one thing that all of us look for in life, it is happiness. We think maybe if we have more money, more friends, more things to do or less things to do, then we will become happy. However, if we all were to admit way to happiness. Happiness is something that comes and goes, something that cannot be quantiby every living person at one time or another. Everyone enjoys life and however studies have shown that there are certain things people can do that raise levels of happiness. Many say that happiness can the steps below may have some positive effects that help you enjoy life to the fullest! tionship with God in a way that feeds a deep need. This, of course, does not have one path as to how it is accomplished. I would suggest that this is something imporpath for each of us. ing time to appreciate the people that bring good things into our lives. This again may come in a multitude be from those that we do not take time to notice until something happens in a dramatic fashion. to say thank you to those who show kindness and love. and not out of who someone else happens to be. It is hard for us to realize, but this may generate more happiness that we can imagine. If we act out of who someone else may be or in other words, react to others, then we allow them to control our lives. This will, without doubt, take away our happiness. understanding leads us to experience happiness in those moments of Gods blessings. The brilliant colors of the exotic rainforest and a jungle full of friendly animals are all part of the fun at the Pensacola to all children fifth grade and younger at no charge. We are going to have rainforest experience, each day, fish, intelligent insects and amazing animals will be part of our theme this year. The camp day begins at 9 a.m. with crafts, skits, games, lasts until noon. The church is Locals and visitors are welcome, said Henderson. It provides vacationing children an added experience and everyone makes new friends. Kids At Vacation Bible School try music. Ricky Lee Phelps will star in a special concert at the p.m. This is the second in the certs where guests are treated to an up-close musical performance in this intimate setting. Ricky Lee is no stranger site, he was raised a son of a preacher man in a family full of musicians. Phelps realized his passion for music at an early age in church services where he found that he could pick out and sing different harmony parts during praise and worship time. Little did he know he was honing his craft in those backwoods churches. Phelps played as part of The Kentucky HeadHunters who were a success, seemingly overnight. During their six years, the Headhunters produced two albums, and won a Grammy, an Phelps and his brother would play as a duo gaining more fame and awards. Phelps from playing to packed venues with Lektric Mullet. He has played a variety of Gossman who will also be part Phelps also is the pastor of the Word and Grace Ministries pickin or preachin, Phelps is pursuing his latest hobby of painting. His artwork will be on Phelps Performs At Beach Church ConcertGet Up Close With Grammy Winner, Lektric Mullet Member from the event support the There is ample parking and the free beach trolley stops at the reserve your tickets today by to www.thebeachchurch.com.Free, Fun, July 23-27


PAGE 8 Island Times July 10, 2012 Oyster Bar & Seafood Join us for lunch and dinner! LAGUNAS Fresh Seafood Over 60 Specialty Tequilas Sandwiches & Salads Indoor/Outdoor Dining Sunday Brunchwww.lagunasonthebeach.com Ride the Free Trolley ~ Stop #16 on the boardwalk 850-916-7888 FISH ON The Shaggys Fishing Team snagged a spot on the The Bands on the Beach concert series has spectators dancing in the sand at the Gulfside Pavilion from 7-9 p.m. every Tuesday night through October. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the free concerts. For more information, call the SRIA at 850-932-2257. Popular Concert Series Rocks On


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Check out my other residential lot listings: Gulf Breeze addl locations Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze by elizabeth hewson Great Events, Great Rates, Great Weather B e a c h e s t o W o o d l a n d s T o u r C e l e b r a t e S a n t a R o s a S t y l e C elebrate, S a n t a R o s a S t y l e B e a c h e e s t o W o W o W o o d l d l d l l a a a n a n a n n d d d s s s T o T o T o u r r r C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C C e e e e e e e e C e C C C e C e C e C C C e C e C e e e C e C e C e l l l l l l l l l l l l e l l l e l e l e e e e e e e e e l e l l l e l e l e l l l e l e l e e e l e l e l b b b b b b b b b b b b b b b e b b b e b e b e r r r r r r r r r r r r r r b r b b b r b r b r b b b r b r b r r r b r b r b b b r b r b r b b b r b r b r r r b r b r b b b r b r b r b b b r b b r b a a a a a a a a a a a r a r r r a r a r a r r r a r a r a a a r a r a r t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t a t t t a t t a t t t a t a t a e e e e e e e e e t e e e t e t e t , , e e e e e e e e e e e , e e e , , S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a n n n n n n n n n n n n a n a a a n a n a n a a a n a a n a n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t n t n n n t n t n t n n n t n n t n t t t t t t a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a t a a a t a a a a a a a a a a R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s s o s o o o s o s o s o o o s o s o s s s o s o s o s s s s s o s o s s s s a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t S t S S S t S t S t S S S t S t t t t t t t y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y y l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l e e e e e e e e e e e e e ! ! ! ! C elebrate, S a n t a R o s a S t y l e Presented by the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Councilwww.thebeachestowoodlandstour.com 1-800-480-SAND (7263) Enjoy more than a dozen festivals, plan an adventure zipline tour or snorkeling outing, chase butteries, check out a baby gorilla, grab a shing pole, cycle through nature, golf an entire weekend or discover ghostly characters in a historic setting.Book your October travel now for the 9th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County The Colonel and I have just returned from a sailing vacation in the British Virgin Islands. It has been our tradition -possibly turning into an addiction -to charter a sailboat through The Moorings during the winter holidays, but we had the opportunity to sail off into the sunset during low season, so we took it. We chartered a 37.2 Beneteau in pristine condition owned by a geologist and appropriately named "Pyrate Fish." The winds were consistently 1720 knots. There wasn't a cloud in the sky. The rum drinks were flowing. The lobsters were fresh. What possibly could go wrong? After all, we were in the islands where the common saying is "No problem, man." After a phenomenal sail from Anagada to Cane Garden Bay, we moored "Pyrate Fish" and went for a swim. Before we took the dinghy to shore for an afternoon run in the rolling hills on the island of Tortola, the Colonel clothes-pinned our wet towels to the safety lines so they would dry out. Once onshore the thermometer and humidity were already in our personal red zone, so we changed our plans to an afternoon rum and some conch fritters. When we returned to "Pyrate Fish", I noticed that only one towel was still flapping in the gusting winds. "Sweets, did you hang up both towels or just one?" I asked, thinking mine was probably still in a heap in the cockpit where I left it last. "Yes, one starboard, one port," he answered. Going through my mental cheat sheet, the "L" in left comes before the "R" in right and "P" comes before "S", I point out that the towel on the starboard safety line is missing. Now these towels do not belong to us, but to The Moorings. They are on the inventory sheet that we sign off on before we leave The Moorings Base. You are expected to come back with all items or be prepared to pay for their loss. The challenge was on to find this towel. The Colonel and I swam in various directions and patterns around "Pyrate Fish" scanning the bottom of the Caribbean Sea. Our calculations were completely catawampus as the boat had changed its heading with the natural swing of the mooring ball and the shift of the winds. Just about ready to give up, the Colonel spots the towel in what we believed was about 15 feet down. No problem, man, we can just free dive and pick it up off the sandy sea floor. It was quickly apparent that our ability to measure the waters' depth after a few cocktails was also catawampus. The pressure of retrieving this towel was starting to get to us -not mentally, but in our Eustachian tubes -so back to the boat we swam to hatch "Operation Rescue: Towel Overboard." The boat hook and fins. Yes, the boat hook was all we needed to give us the extra reach and a pair of fins for enhanced propulsion. So once again we swam out to the downed towel and after multiple tries, I gave up. Notice the "I". "Sweets, how much can a beach towel cost? Let's just buy a new one when we turn the boat in." "No, just give me time to think." Nothing good ever comes from the Colonel thinking after rum drinks. "It's a towel, not a comrade in arms, we can leave it behind," I said as the Colonel was fixated on retrieving this towel and I could just feel the hair-brained plan he was formulating as we returned to the boat. "Okay, make a list of everything I have in my hands," he said. "Boat hook." "Boat hook, check." "Fins." "Fins, check." "Stern line." "Stern line, check." "Dinghy anchor." "Dinghy anchor. Wait, what are you doing with that dinghy anchor?" "Oh, I am tying it around my wrist so I don't lose it. See it's like a grappling hook and we can lower it to the towel and scoop it up. No problem, man." "Yes, problem man! Has the thought crossed your mind that the dinghy anchor line could be a few feet less than the actual depth of the water?" "That's what the extra line is for." Never one to mess with the Colonel's ideas, I finally made the suggestion that he tie the two lines together and then attach the dinghy anchor to one of our floats. He begrudgingly agreed that it was probably not a good idea to be swimming in the Caribbean Sea with an anchor tied to his wrist and acquiesced. So back out we swam -the Colonel nudging the float with the anchor, and me with the fins and boat hook for what reason I still don't know. With our goggles in place and a good view of the towel, the Colonel dropped the anchor and with a scoop and a pull, he had rescued it. "Good thing you thought of the float," he said. "This wet towel is really heavy." I knew that was his way of admitting swimming with an anchor was truly not wise. Nor was free diving in 26 feet of water. When we finally turned the boat in to The Moorings base with all items accounted for and told the story of Operation Rescue: Towel Overboard, we learned that The Moorings doesn't charge you for lost items such a towel, just things like anchors, lines, fins, and boat hooks. Until next time... The Lizzards Tongue[Native Orleanian Elizabeth Waters Hewson arrived on Pensacola Beach in 1978 at age 14. Love and careers swept her to other shores, but she returns with The Colonel and The Kid to live permanently on the Beach this month.]


PAGE 10 Island Times July 10, 2012 The Santa Rosa Island Authority Administrative Committee received better than expected news at their June 27 Committee Meeting from Finance Director Dottie Ford. She presented the Administrative Committee with a report which included lease fee collections totalling $623,464 for April. As you can see from my report, our revenues are 23 percent ahead of what we budgeted," said Ford. "Our expenses are 11 percent below budget." New concessions, approved at the meeting, will add to the bottom line. The Development and Leasing Committee approved Snow Bizz, Fire Sign Jewelry Design and Island Peddlers scooter rentals request to operate this season, all located in the core area. The Architectural and Environmental Committee could have paved the way for smoother roads in beach neighborhoods at their June 27 meeting, but the item will have wait. The SRIA staff has further review to complete before the Committee tasks Baskerville Donovan Engineers to inventory all secondary neighborhood roads and parking lots, reporting how much repair is needed and at what cost. There are approximately 15 miles of roads and 20 acres of parking areas under study. The A and E Committee unanimously approved the annual Florida Beach Erosion Control program resolution. The SRIA supports beach and environmental monitoring and serves as the local sponsor of the program. A Budget Workshop convened at the conclusion of the Committee meetings to review and approve the island's budget. After discussion which revolved around infrastructure projects, the Board voted unanimously to approve the $8.8 million budget which now moves to the Escambia County Commission for review in September. Board Member Vernon Prather developed an Infrastrucand divided projects into three categories: Maintenance Projects, Construction Projects and Unfunded Infrastructure Projects. Also included in this document is the list of prioritized Master Plan projects, outside of the core area. Prather met with commercial stakeholders and PBA representatives where he reviewed the PBA survey results. Pensacola Beach Advocates President Jim Cox presented the results from their Master Plan survey with over 630 respondents. For example, the survey showed a high level of support for improved crosswalks, changes to the signalized intersection, a left turn lane at the Via de Luna Shopping Center, underground utilities and an expanded trolley system. (The entire survey and results are available at www.pbadvocates.org.) The Board thanked the Advocates for this input. Board member Fred Gant who was the Chairman of the Master Plan Steering Committee said, We need to be more proactive telling the County Administrator what the Beach needs and wants long term. The document was added to the budget packet. A Special Full Board meeting followed the Budget Workshop. Executive Director Buck Lee announced a new hire and a prospective offer to purchase the SRIA location. I have been contacted by a commercial Realtor who has a client interested in this parcel, said Lee. One scenario in the Master Plan suggested moving the SRIA tion to allow for core area development on the waterfront parcel. The item was for discussion only. The Board approved the vacant Director of Administration position. Board Member Tammy Bohannon, who is a longtime Beach resident, believes it is time for the SRIA to review and update their mission. Prather and Gant concurred. This is an opportunity. We have a seasoned board. Lets look at our mission statement, goals, and where we want to go. We have outgrown our original mission statement, she said. We have done a good job. But, we need to rechart where we are going in the future. Elected Board member Thomas Campanella complimented the SRIA and their good stewardship of the Island. He also commented that the current climate of taxation and lease fees creates an uncertain future. 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 Fred Gant wants the SRIA board to address that instability. The role of the board needs to be more of an advocate, said Gant. This board needs to be more engaged in the future and planning of the beach. In keeping with the discussion on planning, Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeeper member Terry Preston asked the Board to create a long term plan for Dune Preservation. Neighboring counties follow and update a maintenance and restoration plan for the protective sand dunes. Preston noted that Beachkeepers has a long term dune preservation plan development committee and invited the board to join them. The Board reviewed the costs associated with installa vacant area near Avenida 13. Baskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston told the board there are a number of options to be explored. The cost of the project ranges from $136,000 to $115,000. He also presented plans to create parking near the gazebo on the north side of Via de Luna, which currently is only accessible by pedestrians or cyclists. The estimate to add parking at the Gazebo is less than $30,000. This area is under consideration as a way to augment parking away from the core area. The SRIA meets next on Wed, July 11 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna.Authority Board Approves Budget, New Businesses


PAGE 11 Island Times July 10, 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 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 www.lawbordelon.com Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws 21 at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall. Leaders include (L to R): Assistant Treasurer Kathy Christoff, Treasurer Kim Harvell, Secretary Carol Ascherfeld, Second Vice-President Ginger Pacek, Vice-President Mary Ann Claus, and President Shelby Smith. The organization is very active, participating in everything from Mardi Gras to Chamber events. They support the community with charitable donations and volunteer hours. SKIERS TO PEDALPensacola Ski Club President Ilona Borish asked members if they would like to participate in an easy 14 mile Bike Ride through Ft. Pickens September 29. That Saturday is a Fee-Free National Park Day. As an incentive she wanted to plan a picnic stop along the way and a stop at Pegleg Pete's afterwards. The Ski Club never lets lack of snow slow them down. If you would be interested in participating in Ski Club events, please contact donnaljones@hotmail.com. BREATHE EASYGary Humphreys wants his non-smoking patrons at Paddy The pub goes smoke free every Gary did a bunch of research and has installed some mega smoke busting equipment. Daytimers can smoke and take advantage of Happy Hour, Monday through KEYED UPThe Key Lime pie at Flounders is bigger and better than any that the Island Times staff tasted in Key West. The extensive, search was conducted last week. Our next quest is to determine who actually has the coldest beer during Blue Angels weekend. UNIQUE MONIQUEMonique Verdin, the raven haired beauty who spends her summers on Pensacola Beach behind the bar at Paradise, has been discovered. Her documentary My Louisiana Love was shown at the New Orleans Museum of Art July 6. It has been recognized by The Smithsonian in Washington. Her mom Renee Mack and her beach family are very proud. The Krewe of Bananiannual Summer Luau. Pat Spillers won best costume for her redneck representation of a Polynesian Party Girl. Photo provided courtesy of The Sidewalk Social Director and Top Banana Gena Raymon. The 360 Observation Wheel on Pensacola Beach pre-opening VIP Sneak Peek event.


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PAGE 13 Island Times July 10, 2012 Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! By Joe Stukey Your Computer PalBytes and Bits MostlyBy Candace Segar 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! 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The Carbonite backup service allows you to back up an unlimited amount of data to the Internet. There is a $59 annual fee for that service. The great thing about that product is that it continuously backs up any changes that you make in your files. For more information about the company, go to www. carbonite.com. For smaller amounts of data, 2.5 gigabytes or less, the Dropbox Internet service is free. (See more information at www. dropbox.com.) For amounts above the limit, you can purchase additional storage. In addition to providing backup storage for your data, Dropbox has other features. It can be configured to automatically synchronize between your computer and your Dropbox folder when changes in data occur. For people who want to share information with others, simply copy your files to your Dropbox folder. Then give a password to the person who needs access to those files, so they can connect to your Dropbox account and view the data. If you are going to be traveling without the computer on which your data is stored, simply copy your files to Dropbox and look at them online when you reach your destination. Dropbox has also created a new service that works with smart phones as well as regular computers. The application is called Camera Upload. When you upload photos to Dropbox through that application, the Space Colonies-Sign Me Up I was reading a marvelous book the other day, Space Stations Base Camps to the Stars, by Roger D. Launius. Toward the end of this book was a picture of Gerald K. ONeills Island One. Dr. ONeill had explored, studied and envisioned space colonies of the future. This was in the 1970s and his visions were not only supported by science fiction and science fact writers, like Arthur C. Clarke, but also by NASAs Advanced Programs Office. I suddenly realized that this scientists name was familiar. I scrambled through my research section at home and found Dr. ONeills book, The High Frontier Human Colonies in Space and Space Colonies a coevolution book published by Whole Earth catalog and edited by Stewart Brand. Dr. ONeill was a high energy physicist originating the colliding-beam storage ring used in nuclear accelerators throughout the world. He was also a professor at both Princeton and MIT. I think one of Dr. ONeills the most fantastic accomplishments was his insightful understanding of the human race. Let me explain. Dr. ONeill gave a lecture to the World Future Society in Washington D.C. during the spring of 1975. The attendance for his talk was minimal. There were points he made in 1975 that resonate in 2012. The premise was that massive starvation, war or disease was the result of a zero-sum game (based on limited resources) where one nation or group obtaining resources takes it away from another group. His idea was to build massive colonies in space utilizing materials from space as well. (Case in point: the moon and asteroids carry many materials we can use.) Dr. ONeills ideas and plans revealed minute details taking into account the costs along with the lack of gravity. Yet, he was on to something huge. There was a key point in his lecture that everyone needs to understand. Immediate high technology jobs generate wealth throughout an economy. Of course, if you have a high tech society, you have a welleducated society. If society is well educated, it cant be controlled like a group of sheep. I guess in 2012 Congress doesnt mind the baa-ing. It is time for humanity to leave the pasture and move into space. Lets go! Im ready! Dropbox service gives you 500 megabytes of free space. The free space keeps increasing for each 500 megabytes that you upload, up to a maximum of 3 gigabytes (3,000 megabytes). That extra space is permanently available to you at no charge. Camera Upload works with Apple and Android smart phones, in addition to Mac and Windows computers. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156.www.MyIslandTimes.com Surfers and everyone else is invited to a day long party hosted by Pensacola Beach Marina and Innerlight Surf Shop Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The Grand Opening Event, 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd., is open to the public. Both the Marina and Innerlight are currently open for business, but it is time to celebrate. We are so thankful to our New Beach Surf Shop Hosts Grand Openingcommunity and our wonderful Innerlight Family for allowing us the opportunity to thrive as a locally owned and operated business, this is our way of saying thanks said Cherie Krohn, buyer for Innerlight Surf Shop. The Marina has completely transformed and is becoming an attraction on Pensacola Beach, I am so happy to be a part of it said Betsy Walker, Charter Booking Agent, Pensacola Beach Marina. The grand opening event will feature surf movies playing all day, tons of giveaways including a paddleboard (value of $800), water slide for the kids (and kids at heart), free food for all to enjoy, paddleboard demo, music, and much more. For more information call 850-390-0270 or email shannon@innerlightsurf.com. Is your dog sandy and full of sandspurs? You can get your pooch clean and help the Humane Society by attending the Doggie Bathe In, Saturday, July 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dogs can get a real make over. Services include bath and dip, nail trims, and grooming. Organizers ask that you provide your own towels, so bring a dirty dog and some clean towels with which to dry him. Not too far from the Beach, the Humane Society is located at 5 North Q Street in Pensacola. Donations are welcome. For more information call 850-432-4250.Dirty Dogs Wanted


PAGE 14 Island Times July 10, 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. Real Estate For SaleCLASSIFIED ADVERTISINGPensacola Beach Vacations Rentals. Call for the BEST RATES on Beachfront condos and beach homes. Toll Free 800-242-3224. Visit online gulfbluevacations.com Since 1963, RMI Vacations and RMI Realty have been the premier vacation rental company and real estate company located on Pensacola Beach. You can view, select, and book your vacation rental online! We offer spacious, affordable family beach homes, townhomes and condominiums. RMI also offers FREE Stuff with every reservation! www.rmivacations.com or 850-932-5376. Real Estate For Rent Double Red: Water Closed to public Red: High hazard, high surf and/or strong currents Yellow: Medium hazard, moderate surf and/ or currents Green: Low hazard, calm conditions, exercise caution Purple: Dangerous marine life Surf FlagsCalendarJuly 10 Bands on the Beach. 7-9. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. July 11 Blue Angels Circle And Arrival, 8 am July 11 Nations Baseball Elite, Quietwater Amphitheatre, 4 pm July 11 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the Public. July 12 Blue Angels, practice Pensacola Beach 2 p.m. July 13-14 Blue Angels Air Show, Civilian acts, Noon. Blue Angels at 2 p.m. No charge. July 17 Bands on the Beach. 7-9. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. July 18 Nations Baseball Elite, Quietwater Amphitheatre, 4 pm July 21 GreenFest. Gulfside Pavilion. Noon. July 23 Vacation Bible School. Beach Church. No Charge. 850-932-6628. July 24 Bands on the Beach. 7-9. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. July 25 Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the Public July 26 WillieFest. Bamboo Willies Boardwalk. New Orleans Music thru July 29 July 27 Star Gaze. Casino Beach. Free. July 28 Innerlight & Pensacola Beach Marina Grand Opening Party. 9-9. Open to all. Free. July 28 Pensacola Fishing Rodeo. Weigh in Flounders. Noon til. Also on July 29. July 28 Turtle Baby Shower, Holiday Inn Express, East side. 4:30 to 5:30. Ride the trolley. Free. All are welcome. July 28 Race for the Roses Regatta. PB Yacht Club. July 28 Star Gaze. Casino Beach. Free July 28 SingerSongwriter Night at Beach Church. Ticket Required. 850-932-6628 August 3 First Friday, Portofino Boardwalk. 5:307:30 p.m. No charge. August 4 Bushwacker 5K Run, 7:30 am BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. www.thebeachchurch.com ELKS BINGO 1st and 3rd Sundays, 6 pm, $1 per card. Family friendly. Open to public. 850-932-4444 BEACH BRIDGE CLUB ELKS 9:15 to 2 on MON and FRI NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________ 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 Pssst . . if you want to be a wise guy about beach stu read Island Times WeddingsNOTARY to perform wedding ceremonies. 850-748-6878 East Bay Waterfront home 2,485 sq.ft. with 102 feet on the bay. $269,000. MLS listing # 402379 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 New Construction. 3/3 Navarre. Soundfront community. $182,900. Two story. Beautiful details. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Pensacola Beach Condo. Gulf front. 2-bedroom/2 bath. MLS#: 421524. $235,000. Island Realty, Nan Harper. 850-293-9321. Your next home away from home is on Pensacola Beach. Call Brandi Whitehurst, Coldwell Banker, 850-341-9132. If its for sale, I can show it to you. 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 Villas on the Gulf Pensacola Beach. MLS#: 415543 $189,900. Very desirable 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath condominium just a few steps from the gulf. Noel Faddis, RMI, 850-932-5376 Building Real Estate Sales Team to meet demand. Top Commission and dis, RMI/Realty Marts. 850-932-5376 With diamonds and fine things, I want to surround her. I met my true love. Cmon now, lets flounder


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Island Times PAGE 17 July 10, 2012 FLOUNDERS CHOWDER HOUSE 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 late night Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 CRABS WE GOT EM 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, Alaskan Snow, King them all! We 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 Band. MCGUIRES IRISH PUB One of Americas great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA mans bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage 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 hanging from the and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the OTolf Wine Cellar featuring the Artist Series. 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, 850-433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com Commercial & Residential Appraisal Consulting & Sales103 Baybridge Dr. Gulf Breeze, FL G. Daniel Green, MAI, SRAState-Cert. Gen. REA #RZ836 Real Estate Broker #BK176669 Sandcastles and such...Pensacola Beach Real Estate After Sundown... SIDELINES SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. Kids menu for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports games. Centrally located on Via de off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-3660. SANDSHAKER LOUNGE The World Famous Sandshakera Pensacola Beach 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 half price HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshaker.com PARADISE BAR 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. Cold beer. and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour Monday and Wednesday. Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Open 7 days. 850-916-5087. PEGLEG 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 overlooks Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers a t-shirt. Were here everyday at 11. 932-4139. www.peglegpetes.com BAMBOO WILLIES BEACHSIDE BAR bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. Willies Wear Gift Shop. 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Island Times July 10, 2012 PAGE 18 Organizers Expecting Crowds At First Ever Turtle Baby Shower Beverly McCay is expecting. The Holiday Inn Express General Manager announced that a female sea turtle has chosen the hotels Gulf front beach to place her nest. As a way to celebrate and educate, a Turtle Baby Shower has been planned for Saturday, July 28 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at the propertys easternmost edge. Everyone is invited, said McCay. Hop on the trolley or ride your bike over to the party. Instead of bringing a gift, guests will leave with party favors and turtle friendly ideas. There will be turtle games, photo ops, turtle friendly lights and turtle shaped cookies to decorate. Since there can be as many as one hundred eggs in the nest, guests can name a turtle, said McCay. I think I will name one Myrtle. Sea turtle ornaments will be created and placed on display in the Margaritaville Beach Hotel lobby for the duration of turtle nesting season to raise awareness. Local dignitaries will face off in the 1-2-3 Nest! contest which promises to be a wildly funny event. After taking the Turtle Friendly Pledge at 5:15 p.m. the to dig a nest using no hands. I think we have to bury marshmallows in pudding, said Maureen LaMar, Chamber president who will compete in the 1-2-3 Nest!. Better bring your camera. The whole family will enjoy this event. There is no charge to attend. Theres a variety of kid friendly camps on the Beach this summer for locals and visitors. Junior Lifeguard Program: July 16-27. Open to 13-15 year olds. Offers an alternative summer camp that promotes physical educates on the historical, ecological, and Campers must pass Physical Test. $200 plus Equipment package fee. Questions to: Vacation Bible School: July 23-27 at Pensacola Beach Community Church, Via de Luna and Avenida 18. No charge. All elementary and younger are welcome. www. TheBeachChurch.com or 850-932-6628. Surf Camp: Three day sessions for good swimmers who are 8-years-old or older. Charge is $150. Learn how to surf, niques. Camp is hosted on the Gulf just past Innerlightsurf.com or 850-934-9004 : Fort Pickens Camp introduces youngsters to the wonders of the seashore. Activities, games, skills. Two to three hours. Monday for Beckie at 850-934-2631. Wednesday Amanda, 850-916-3001. Additional family friendly, childrens programs available, www.nps.gov. Art Camp: Junior Artists, age 9-13 and Mini Masters, age 5-8, will love the weekly camp through August. Not on the Beach, but cool. Everything from Catch A Wave! To Comics and Illustrations. $170 per session. Information raven@pensacolamuseumofart.org or 850-432-6247. Junior Sailing Camp: August 6 10 at Pensacola Beach Yacht Club and Key Sailing. 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The camp is full of hands on activity on the water with monohull and multihull boats, kayaks and Hobies. Instruction in boating safety, boat handling and nautical knot tying is offered a learn to sail book. Open for children ages 7-14. Must know how to swim. $200 includes a Learn To Sail book and a camp ister at www.pensacolabeach-yc.org Questions to Cindy McBride, Camp Coordinator at Cindymc850@gmail.com. The School Bell Rings


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