Island times
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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 7 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 24, 2012 Gentle Giants Nest On Our Sandy ShoresBeach Event Illuminates Need For Turtle Friendly TudeSea Turtle Baby Shower Set for July 28Nature guides female sea turtles to return to the Beach where they were born to dig a nest for their eggs. Their instincts lead them back to the white sand beaches of Santa Rosa Island where they shy away from highly illuminated and obstacle laden areas. Beach kids for generations have watched in awe as a graceful sea turtle swims in the Gulf, but only a few have seen her lumber awkwardly across the the Sea Turtle Baby Shower on July 28 with their mom Kelly. To get your turtle tude on...turn to page two.


PAGE 2 Island Times July 24, 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 Hosts Dig Guests With Turtle Friendly TudeTurtles are just cool animals. When you see one in the surf, it makes your day and we all need good days. Rick OConnor, Sea Grant Escambia County Extension Agent Photo left: A Kemps Ridley hatchling begins his journey to the Gulf of Mexico just moments after he emerged from his Pensacola Beach nest. The nests hatch during the night and newborns instinctively follow the brightest light, which should be moonlight, to the water. They Photo right: Female turtles leave tracks in the sand which conservation professionals follow to identify nest locations. If there are obstacles, the turtle may go back to the water or become trapped on the beach. A nesting turtle needs a dark stretch of beach to lay her eggs. The lack of light can help protect her and her nest from predators. Photos provided courtesy of Barrier Island Girl Photography


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 24, 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 July 28, 1981[ Janes balcony came crashing down on July 4, 1981, with her on it. It broke her back. The double whammy was that daughter Liz, 16-year-old staffer at The Islander, was seriously ill. The Islander never missed an edition. ]I am the puppet master. I pull the strings. The beach dolls jump. It is an unreal-almost surreal experience for me. The puppets do not seem to mind. They await my commands, anticipate my demands. They move, they produce, but these puppets have hearts. They move and jump and produce because they love and they care. How did that July 14 issue of The Islander ever get out? Picture the publisher, editor, advertising manager, production chief, circulation manager and Jane-O (thats me) issuing orders from a hospital bed. Issuing orders to people like Navy Captain Jack Greenley (ret) who turned copy boy for The Islander driving heroically across the Bay Bridge with the ads and copy. Not even Don orders Nancy Roney around, but I did. She picked up print and arranged her time to run important missions for the Beach newspaper. And Jane Deuel came out of retirement to help (she owns her own business now. Too bad. I said, The Islander is more important.) And, there was my daughter Shelley, here from Denver, watching over me. And, get this, laying her life. And Susie Hastings (medical secretary) grabbed my camera and transformed herself into Susie, girl press photographer! Enter Janice Thompson, lovable Beach hair cutter. She took her LTD to Crestview to the press run, a task that begins at 6:30 a.m. and ends some time in the afternoon. Back to the Beach with the papers, the crews fanned out over the territory. Janice, Shelley, Andrea East Brunt, Stanley, Mel Tucker, Regan Belcher, and who knows who else! And in the background. The extras Kathy Greenley (magna cum laude Russian degree and bride-to-be) a special run to pick up newsprint. Bill Chisholm working overtime. The fine staff at the Okaloosa News Journal in Crestview. The constant stream of friends bringing food to sustain the editor and ailing photographer, Liz. Thats the way we did it. All of us novices. We put out a newspaper with only one credential going for all of us LOVE. To all the gallant news men and women who responded to the tugs of my very demanding strings for that issues of the newspaper, what can I say? What can we all say? Ill try to say thank you, but there has to be some way to say it better. I guess I would have died if I had missed one publication date. How about Thanks, gang. You saved my life. And, can I say more? There must be some way to really express my gratitude. I keep trying to think of some combination of words to describe the stellar performance of the July 14 Islander staff. I have been stricken dumb. It was all too over, beyond, and above anything I ever expected. Once again, I have underestimated the people around here. They care for each other really.


PAGE 4 Island Times July 24, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLEMemories of Blue Angels and white sand beaches replaced the frozen ice crystals in Jersey Girl Gwen Fosters brain when she returned South. She outmatched the quickest of trivia players. The Trivia Master tips his cap and sends a shirt to Gwen who answered, I am a big Angels fan. McWherter has been a Blues pilot at the beach show for 4 years including this year. I love Island Times. I wish it was a daily newspaper. The Trivia Master will send Gwens compliment to the publisher. Flattery will get you nowhere with the TM. Capt. Greg McWherter, United States Navy, joined the Blue Angels in November of 2008. He flew the Pensacola Beach Show in 2009 and 2010, and due to a tragic loss returned to the team in May 2011. He was high above the sand in 2011 and aviator. The Knights were flying in formation on this one. Sir Offshore Chuck shot his answer across the bow, before returning to the Gulf for two weeks. Sir Morrie Drees, in true military fashion, itemized down to years and months. Big Bob Dority faltered at first and redeemed himself after proper hydration at Paradise. Cathy Kristoff missed the target. Her answer, off by a few months, Capt. Greg McBeach Air show in 2008, 2009, 2010 took a break to oversee the NROTC and returned in 2011. Add 2012 and that should total 5 years. I need a new shirt! No shirt for you, sweet lady. Dr. Lila Cox knows the Captains boss; his wife Kim. Added to her correct answer, she wrote, It is Kim McWherters fourth time at the Blue Angels wives luncheon. Last year I got the McWherters to sign my Blue Angels poster at the reception. They are very down to earth people and Kim is a local girl. I haven't won a t-shirt in ages. It might be a few weeks longer, sorry. Retired Marine Corps Major Jim Knell buzzed in with a big, but wrong number. He will get dialed in again, soon, we hope. The Trivia Master has identidrinkius domestica) as the largest insect native to Pensacola Beach, but what is the largest species of turtle in the world? You will need to move faster than a turtle to get the special Island Times t-shirt for trivia wincorrect answer to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net. Trivia must be included in the subject line and your name and phone number must accompany your answer. So says the Master whose decisions Deadline to answer is the last day of July. Good luck. FOREThe Crowdis summer is in full swing. Teenager Jett and his sister Katt, both Beach School grads, are competitive golfers. They are part of the First Tee of Northwest Florida program playing recently at Scenic Hills and Tiger Points east course.READERS WRITECourtney and Jim Winstead played tourist in Cape Cod and New York, but stayed up to speed on local happenings by reading Island Times Courtney says they enjoyed their trip, but there is no place like home. MOP MOMSAmanda McCleskey is a MOP, a mother of preschoolers member. She says they have a great group of all kinds of moms who meet at the Gulf Breeze Methodist Church. They are always looking for more moms, so email mops@gbumc.org for more info. HOOKED UPVilla Sabine resident Daniel Green took home Junior Angler and a Skipjack that tipped the scales at 1.6 pounds in the Sertoma Fishing Rodeo last month. His neighbor, Jace Amberson who will in the adult division. He earned second place with his 2.6 pound TAMING THE CATTwo Beach schoolers have been recognized by Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas for their outstanding FCAT scores. Jude Hunter of Sabine Drive who will be entering the fourth grade at PBES received a personal letter of congratulations after obtaining the highest scores possible, as did his classmate Ryan Jenkins. The Beach School received an overall letter grade of A. Additionally, one hundred percent earned a satisfactory or above on the writing portion of the test. Congrats, kids! LOVE IS IN THE AIRFormer Island Times cover girl Julie Jewels Scarberry is sporting a sparkler on her left hand. Go check it out next time you see her on the Beach or The Break. The lucky fellow is Dr. Mark Thiele. An island wedding is being planned. Stay tuned for more details. NAME GAMEJeff Gordon was on Pensacola Beach! Not the NASCAR race car driver, but Rick and Suzi Gordons son. He brought his wife from Dallas for a beach visit. The Gordon gang grew when Jason and Angela Gordon arrived from Seattle. According to Big Rick, they had a great time and made the scene at PegLegs and Key Sailing while they were here. TURTLE TALKAccording to one of our turtle patrollers, the O'Grady family has gone turtle friendly. They have a nest near their Pensacola Beach home and Chris, the good doctor, wants to know more. DJ Zemenick said she answered questions for ten minutes about nests and hatchlings. BATTER UP!Dawn Wise has to leave her post at McGuires for a few days to travel to the Dizzy Dean Baseball Championship games in Southaven, Mississippi. Her son Wesley is representing Florida on his 8-year-old and younger team. The little sluggers have to outlast 49 teams from the surrounding area to bring home the trophy. Play began on July 19. BIRTHDAY BONANZAJean Jones, Director of the St. Ann Discovery School in Gulf Breeze, had an explosion of birthtrance into a popping rainbow of non-stop supply of bubbles. Miss Jean as her young friends call her, has been at the helm of the pre-school for the last four years. The parents and staff wished her many more happy years.SYMPATHIESPensacola Beach has lost a kind, gentle educator and athlete. Dr. George F. Pearce passed away Sunday, July 15. He was 86-yearsold. George, along with his wife of 65 years Joellen, lived on Maldonado Drive. Together, they jogged many miles on the island roads. He was a member of the Pensacola Runners Association for 30 years. Pearce retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of West Florida. A Celebration of Georges Life was held on July 19. Rose Memorial donations may be made to the UWF History Scholarship Endowment, 11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32514. weekend watch JULY 27-29 AUGUST 3-5 8/3: First Friday, Boardwalk 8/4: Bushwacker 5K 8/4: Bushwacker Weekend, Shaker 8/4: Hands Across The Sand 8/5: Bingo, Elks Lodge. Open 8/5: Nature Photog, Ft. Pickens 7/27:WillieFest. Bamboo Willies 7/27-28:Star Gaze. Casino Beach. 7/28: Innerlight Grand Opening 7/28-29: Pensacola Fishing Rodeo. Weigh-in Flounders. 7/28: Turtle Baby Shower 7/28: Race for the Roses Regatta 7/28: Songwriter Beach Church HAVE FUN! Music 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 car Be COOL in Paradise! Full Service Bar Live MusicSeafood to snacks Waterfront Stage Swim & Sun Soundfront beach FREE POKER FREE POKER FREE POKER FREE POKER Florida Florida Retro Inn Retro Inn rent kayaks & paddleboards Tue, July 24 Janiva Magness Wed, July 25 Josh Garrett & The Bottomline Thurs, July 26 Big Al & the Heavyweights Fri, July 27 Posi Tones Sat & Sun, July 28-29 Wagon Sun, August 5 JP Blues Beach Chamber After Hours Honor Our Tourists Costume Contest Locals know where to go... TUES JULY 31 My Louisiana Love Tues-Wed-Sat Aug 7,8 &11 Nouveau Honkies


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PAGE 6 Island Times July 24, 2012 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! Dolphin Cruises850-492-6337Located at the Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd. For those of you who dont already know, Paulette Provost Avocado Sauce 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled & cubed cup sour cream cup mayonnaise 2 Tbsp. lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp. dill weed tsp. dried oregano tsp. ground cumin Dash cayenne pepper Friends and family of Lavon Wiggins gathered west of the Gulf Pier July 7 to honor his memory. Mike Wheeler, left, listens as Fr. John Licari, center, begins the memorial. Surfers paddled out into the Gulf, as is their tradition, to honor their lost brothers. photo by BDJ


Island TimesPAGE 7 July 24, 2012 850-206-3156 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 Sunday 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 Marias Fresh Seafood Market 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 HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Baptist Hospital is scooping out information and ice cream for people interested in volunteering at the hospital. The Ice Cream Social and Information Meeting will be Tuesday, August 7, noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room at Baptist Hospital main entrance, 1000 West Moreno Street. Catering is being provided by Marble Slab Creamery. Come and make your own sundae, enter to win door prizes and hear a barber shop quartet! For more information contact Kathy Larsen, Volunteer Services Manager, Baptist Hospital at 850434-4936. Beach Chamber Hosts Networking EventIts time to collect school supplies for underserved school children in Escambia County and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission is ready to help. Deliver donations of school supplies to Our Lady help Cram the Van. This is an annual countyting children grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth. The drive is a partnership between Sandy Sansing Dealerships, United Way, Walgreens, Walmart and WEAR-TV3. Each July and August, businesses and community members contribute monetary donations and school supplies to local children. We will be accepting donations through July 31, said Our Ladys Communications Director Mary Ann Claus. We want to have a huge donation to deliver to the Cram the Van from the Beach. Items needed are pens, pencils, paper, crayons, highlighters, rulers, index cards, and all other school supplies. Simply drop the donation at Our Lady, Monday-Friday 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. or Sunday 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located 920 Via de Luna. For more information call 850-934-0222. Hospital Entices Volunteers With Ice Cream Social Our Lady Accepts Donations To Cram The VanFlowered shirts, straw hats and bermuda shorts are the uniform of the day at the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Tuesday, July 31 at 5:30 p.m. at Paradise Bar and Grill. We are a tourism based economy on the island, said Maureen LaMar, president. So, we are asking our members to dress as our visitors do to honor them. Each member should sign in and get a name tag bearing the city and state of their birth. There will be prizes for the best touristdressed member and a few prize drawings. As Business After Hours concludes, members are invited to view a special screening of My Louisiana Love, a documentary by Monique Verdin. The nationyoung womans story featuring her native Houma tribe. It has been shown at the Smithsonian in Washington, DC. Paradise will have special drink prices during Business After Hours. It is located soundside at 21 Via de Luna. If you would like more information about membership or would like to attend as a guest, contact Maureen LaMar at penbeach@visitpensacolabeach.com or 850-932-1500. How Tweet It IsThere are one thousand followers of @myescambia receiving valuable information, such as current County news, events, program information and emergency and severe weather updates. The County currently also operates @mypensacolabch. Go to: www.twitter.com/ myescambia, follow the prompts to create a new account and sign up for tweets.


PAGE 8 Island Times July 24, 2012 Pam Lane and Frank Templeton were married Saturday, July 14 on Pensacola Beach. Family and friends gathered on the couples South Harbour terrace overlooking Little Sabine Bay to witness their vows. Cassie Lane, daughter of the bride, was the maid of honor and Mal Adams was the best man. A reception followed immediately after the ceremony. The Blue Angels air show marks the memorable event for the popular couple. Pam and Frank will reside on Pensacola Beach. Rick and Sherry Van Dyk were high school sweethearts who met on Pensacola Beach. eth wedding anniversary on July 23. Ricks Air Force career took them all over the world along with their two children, but they returned to the most beautiful place on earth upon his retirement. Their son, Allen Van Dyk and wife Mary, and their daughter, Lynn Feehan and husband Brian all live nearby. They have four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. They will be celebrating with a weeklong Alaska Cruise followed by a tour through Central Alaska. Ms. Estela Mendoza of Pensacola Beach is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Rebekah Damaris Mendoza, to Jason Loyd Bewley, son of Loyd and Janis Bewley of Valley View, Texas. The future bride graduated from the University of Arkansas with a Masters of Accounting. She is a CPA and is employed Partners. The future groom graduated from the University of North Texas with a Doctorate of the City of Fort Worth and is attending Texas Wesleyan School of Law. The couple will be married July 28 on Pensacola Beach. Just Married... Golden Anniversary... Wedding Bells...


PAGE 9 Island Times July 24, 2012 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 5/5 $574,900 3/5 $249,900 NAVARRE Brand new! Beautiful new soundfront community located just 3 miles west of the Bridge. 3/3 $182,900 Call for a personal tour! Stunning on Santa Rosa Sound. Your own beach with 1.73 acres. Build your dream home. $180,000. Owner will divide. Check out my other residential lot listings: Gulf Breeze addl locations Featured Listing Waterfront Lot Gulf Breeze For unexpected emergencies, our experienced ER team is on duty 24 hours per day. Gulf Breeze Hospital is just minutes from the beach, downtown Pensacola and Navarre. EXP ER T CAREP ER SONALIZED S ER VICEGULF BREEZE HOSPITAL PROUD TO BE A 100 TOP HOSPITALS WINNER 850.934.2000 GulfBreezeHospital.org The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board members went the extra mile at their July 11 meeting to ensure that Pensacola Beachs residential streets and multi-use path be considered for repair. The Board tasked Baskerville Donovan Engineers to develop a pavement maintenance program to include public parking lots, secondary roads and the multi-use path. The plan, at a cost of $24,000, will include an inventory, site inspections, report on current conditions and a ten year budget projection for maintenance or repair. In an effort to keep the study costs lower, staff recommended that the Roadway and Parking Lot Pavement Maintenance Program be confined to a report on the needed repairs in Beach parking areas. They indicated that the Baskerville Donovan study would be a duplication of efforts since Escambia County already had all roads evaluated. SRIA Chairman Dave Pavlock noted that the County made a radar analysis of all County roads and those results would be ready in three to four months. The Countys analysis of all their roads is good, but not as detailed as what we have asked Baskerville Donovan to report on, said Board Member Vernon Prather. I think the SRIA is responsible for these roads and we have indicated that we want to spend $100,000 on our secondary roads. We want to be sure that we are being responsive to our leaseholders. Board Member Tammy Bohannon asked that the multi-use path, which is located in the County owned right-of-way be included in the study. The bike path is crumbling away in places, said Bohannon. It needs attention. Paolo Ghio, Director of Environmental and Developmental Services, reminded the Board that the path is under the Countys jurisdiction. After the motion to include all three items in the task order passed unanimously, Prather said, This information will serve us well. We can approach the Commissioners with the data. Communicating with the Escambia County Board of Commissioners was high on SRIA Board member Fred Gants priority list as well. He wants the SRIA board to be more proactive in requesting RESTORE Act funding for island projects. We need to be sure we advocate as a board. We need to be more direct than we have been before, said Gant. The Board voted to refer this item to the Special Projects Committee. The Committee will be responsible for considering projects identified in the SRIA budget and those which received a high priority in the Pensacola Beach Advocates survey. They are to bring a prioritized list to the board, who will in turn seek funding. We need to communicate that we have a consensus on a list of prioritized projects, said Bohannon. There are different pots of money for different types of projects. Consider that there are local option sales tax dollars and extra bridge toll monies that might be available. The Board acted on a suggestion from Beach resident Jim Cox to create a Vision Statement for Pensacola Beach. During the Visitors Forum, Cox presented his personal thoughts about the need for this document. I urge this group to take on this task, said Cox. A good vision statement would help us through a number of things in the future. His presentation noted that the vision statement should succinctly express the future of our community, differentiate Pensacola Beach from other Gulf communities, provide a theme for marketing the community, provide the foundation for a Strategic Plan and provide direction for future SRIA decision making. A sample Vision Statement was included. It showcased an eco-friendly theme to be emphasized in all areas of marketing, advertising, events, policies and programs. The reasons to develop this Vision Statement are many, said Cox. But consider that this falls elections may change the composition of this board and the Executive Director may be leaving the SRIA. If Lee leaves, a good Vision Statement would help us find the person we need to drive this beach forward. Elected Board Member Thomas Campanella suggested that each should work on their own statement and see where they overlap. We could just prepare something to say, This is my vision of the Beach, he said. Board Chairman Pavlock tasked each member with submitting a list of elements to be considered by the Special Projects Committee. Bring your statement to the next board meeting, said Pavlock. What you want the Vision Statement to say and what direction we should be going. What do we want to be in 15 years? The SRIA board continued to look to the future. Fred Gant, in a follow up to previous board discussions, urged the board to look at the structure of the Santa Rosa Island Authority. The Board had been reviewing the SRIA organizational chart during their May meetings. I think going forward we need to decide if we want to keep things as they are, or make some changes, said Gant. We need to complete that process. Pavlock asked his board to come prepared to discuss the SRIA organizational composition at their next Committee meeting, July 25. Baskerville Donovan engineer Mike Langston updated the Board on ongoing beach projects: cambia County, who owns the Toll Plaza, is funding and managing this project. It is moving forward more quickly than anticipated. There has been no decision on whether the SunPass program will be initiated. Replacement: The installation has been rescheduled to October. scaping: Plantings to be made on County right-of-way. Escambia County Engineer Matt Mooneyham must approve submitted landscape design. SRIA Board tasked staff to invite Mooneyham to attend their next meeting. The SRIA Committees will meet Wednesday, July 25 at 5 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. The agendas are available online at www.sria-fla.com.Authority Board Fills Special Projects Committee Agenda Upgrade Priorities, Vision Statement Top List


PAGE 10 Island Times July 24, 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 NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________ NAME:_________________________________________________ Be Happy! 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 WARNING!Reading Island Times may result in of laughter and joy. Island TimesRACE FOR THE ROSES WILLIES FEST SINGERS WRITING SONGS Racing for Roses, Signature Drinks and Music Fests on Pensacola Beach BUSHWACKER WEEKEND SALES TAX HOLIDAYAugust 3-5 for back-to school items. Whats included? Go to www.myflorida.com/dor


PAGE 11 Island Times July 24, 2012uzz..........................B Business MAKE THIS PART OF YOUR BEACH LIFESTYLE.... RECYCLE Ft. Pickens Gate Park & Cowley Park 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 FRIDAY AUGUST 3 5:30 7:30 You are invited to mingle with your business peers while enjoying the sunset and entertainment. Drop off your business card at our merchant locations to be entered in our special drawings. BIG BOBSome of the best things in life are free including Bands on the Beach concerts featuring the Reunion Band on July 24. August 7 showcases the sultry tones of Holly Shelton. The concerts begin at 7 p.m. at the Gulfside Pavilion. Pick up something to go from one of the Beach restaurants. PICKINWhile the world tuned into the History Channels Picked Off on July 18 to see the teams compete, the real stars were locals Elodie Cardin, David Bones Alexander, Russ Mann, Collier Merrill and Randy McKenzie. For more TV time dedicated to dust and rust tune in on July 25, too.UNDER 40 IN 850Beach Realtor Jeremy Johnson is being featured in 850-The Business Magazine in their 40 Under 40 story. He was nominated by his colleague Nan Harper of Island Realty. FLYING HIGHBeach guy Glenn Windham has agreed to count birds as part of an initiative spearheaded by United Peninsula Association President Don Richards. Its an effort to document the number of coastal birds and gulls as compared to the last two years. You can talk to Don at 404-915-9394.AN APP FOR THATSupervisor of Elections in Escambia County is one hip dude. voters supplied with information, remotely. David H. Stafford announces a new mobile version of EscambiaVotes.com for smartphone and tablet users, which is designed to enhance navigation to the most requested information. SAFE SWIMMINGPensacola Beach lifeguards keep throngs of guests safe and rescue the ones who get in over their heads. No lifeguards were nearby July 8 when Margaret Murphy, 60, called from the water for help. U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr. Gabe Somma jumped in the water to aid the distressed swimmer. Despite his tence, Somma was still exhausted afterwards. As an HH-65 Dolphin pilot for the Coast Guard, he has been in the front seat for many rescues, The effort gave him a new-found admiration for the work rescue swimmers do. The Island Times sends a special thank you to this hero!TROLLEY ALONGThe free trolleys were packed during the Blue Angels weekend. Visitors are enjoying the free ride on a daily basis. No parking woes, just a cool fun ride. It impressed more than a few guests at the Holiday Inn Express who complimented the trolleys in their review on TripAdvisor. HANDS ACROSS SANDOrganizers of the August 4 Hands Across The Sand event on Casino Beach encourage participants to show up earlier than the 11:30 start time to enjoy the sounds of the Sassafras band. Premier Business Networking Event on Portofino Boardwalk music performed by Paul Killough


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However, if your main hard disk fails and has to be replaced, the automatic recovery feature is lost. Recovery CDs are for one purpose only. That purpose is to put the computer back to the way it was when it was shipped from the factory. When Recovery CDs are used to rebuild your computers operating system, all of your personal data will be erased. With some computers, the automatic built-in recovery feature will ask if you want to save your data. To make the CDs, use the program that is included with the computer. Computer manufacturers dont all use exactly the same method, but it is generally described as a Recovery CD Creation process. Before you start the process, you will need 2 to 4 blank DVD+R disks. Label them 1, 2, 3, etc, so that you will know the order in which they were used. The disk creation program will guide you through the steps. If you decide to purchase the CDs instead of making them, simply call the manufacturer and give them your model and serial number. Some companies may ship the CDs to you at no charge during the warranty period, but most charge $20 to $30 after that time. If you wait too long, the disks may no longer be available for purchase. It is important that you have the CDs available in case and emergency repair is needed. Otherwise, restoring your computer to operating condition can be time-consuming and expensive. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 206-3156. Gulf Breeze Guns 850-377-3145Give us a call. We can order what you are looking for.How would you like to interview for a job, and the job that you were interviewing for was secret? So secret in fact that when you got the job, you still were not told what the real job involved? This happened in 1964 to eight military pilots. Enter the astrospies a group so secret that even their families did not know what they actually did for a living. It all started when Francis Gary Powers flew a U2 spy mission for the CIA. He was flying a mission over Russia at elevation 60,000 feet which both he and the CIA thought was safe. It wasnt, the Russians shot him down. The CIA later traded captured Russian spies in order to get him back. In a second attempt to spy on the Russians, the CIA sent a Corona satellite 100 miles above Earth on August 18, 1960 designed to take pictures and send them back. The satellite completed its mission; unfortunately, it only took pictures of clouds. The CIA and Air Force decided to unite, realizing that human control was required in order to get accurate pictures of the Russians missile bases. But this wasnt the only reason for sending two astrospies into space. The agenda also included: capturing a Russian satellite, knocking a Russian satellite out of orbit or completely destroying a Russian satellite. The quest was on to find the perfect eight astronauts. Approximately 100 Air Force pilots traveled to the Aero Space Research Pilot School run by Chuck Yeager (a national treasure in his own right). This school was designed to groom pilots to become astronauts. The curriculum was grueling; flights in the morning and classes in the afternoon and a constant barrage of physical and psychological tests thrown into the mix. Eight men were chosen for this assignment, but not one of them knew what they were actually chosen to do. The CIA realized that some explanation would have to be given to U.S. citizens and the rest of the world. President Lyndon Johnson announced that a Manned Orbit Laboratory (MOL) was being sent into space for research. Two astrospies would go up for 30 day missions. The astronauts would relocate inside the camera portion of the lab. Upon completion of their assignment, they would enter the re-entry space capsule that would bring them back to Earth. The lab was left to burn up when it re-entered. The cost of the project, back in the 60s, was projected to be $1.5 billion, but actually ended up being $3 billion. One of the most interesting comments the MOL astrospies made was that their friends, who were NASAs well-known astronauts, often talked about their work; yet, not one MOL astrospy commented on the secret mission they were assigned. The Russians werent fooled. They were doing the exact same thing we were doing. They too, were planning on sending astrospies into space to spy on our missile locations. Then, in 1969 two things happened. We walked on the moon and the Department of Defense shut down the MOL program. The unmanned keyhole satellites had been perfected enough to send into space for reconnaissance. The Russians continued and sent astrospies into space. A decade later the Russians realized that satellites were the best option for reconnaissance. And the irony is our traditional astronauts are now hitching a ride with the Russian cosmonauts to the space station as we avidly spy on each other with our unmanned satellites.


PAGE 14 Island Times July 24, 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 CalendarJuly 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 WeddingsNOTARY to perform wedding ceremonies. 850-748-6878 PetsEast 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. 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. 850-932-5376Its the size of the pie, not the key in the lime that makes me flirt with Floyd Flounder...love, Lolita Lemonfish The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the following businesses for their support of the 2012 Pensacola Beach Air Show!Special thanks to the Santa Rosa Island Authority, US Navy, our members and all our hard working volunteers Island Times Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. humanesocietyofpensacola.org


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Island Times PAGE 17 July 24, 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. Waterfront on Santa cated at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. www.bamboowillies.com SHAGGYS WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL through the open air dining room and side bar. friendly. Arrive by boat or car, bike or on foot. Open everyday at 11 a.m. in the big red building on Pensacola Beach Boulevard. 850-934-4852. www.shaggys.biz 2012 Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSES 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides A TURN OF THE CENTURYNEW YORK IRISH SALOON PENSACOLA'S OWN SINCE 1977 A TURN OF THE CENTURY NEW YORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Award WinnerFlorida Trend Magazine Hall of FameBeef Backers Award Best Steaks in FloridaFlorida Monthly Magazine Best Pub in FloridaFeatured on NBCs Today Show and on The Food NetworkHighly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AAA Travel Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: www.mcguiresirishpub.com E-mail: mcguiresirishpub@aol.com 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM Island Times May 25, 2012 PAGE 12 Santa Rosa Towers Three Bedroom, Two Bath $359,000 Jeremy Johnson WWW.PNSBEACH.COM Amazing Gulf views from the 13 th floor! 1591 Via de Luna www.rmivacations.com 1591 Via de Luna YOUR Joanne & Noel Faddis Do business ... where business is done!


Island Times July 24, 2012 PAGE 18 TURTLE TRAX By DJ Zemenick Its all about the sea turtles this weekend and Im so excited! The cover story of this edition provides details about the Sea Turtle Baby Shower being hosted by the Holiday Inn Express and Margaritaville Beach Hotel Saturday, July 28. The timing of this fun, family-oriented event coincides with the next phase of our turtle season on the island: hatchings! Bio-techs and volunteers are gearing up for the exciting, but sleep-deprived months ahead. Along the beach, as tiny sea turtles break through their shells and begin climbing to the surface, their nest will be covered with a protective screen each night and their progress closely monitored. When hatchlings are positioned to emerge, nest-sitters will spend long hours watching over the nest, braving rain, mosquitoes, host of crazy situations which we all say well write about someday, just to ensure the hatchlings make it safely into the Gulf. Everyone wants to see that special moment when hatchlings erupt from a nest and make a dash for the water. The magic of a boil is undeniable, but it usually takes place in the wee hours. Hatchlings follow a unique schedule and are unpredictable. They may linger just below the surface for hours, waiting for the sand to cool; a signal of darkness which gives them protection from some predators. Casual observers may spend hours at a nest waiting for the boil, only to be disappointed and leave for home to doctor their mosquito bites and get a few hours sleep before the demands of the following day. Its a waiting game won only by the most patient. By the time you read this column, theres a possibility we may have had our of Gulf Islands National Seashore. We for incubation, the estimated hatch date for which effect hatch dates. If the weather is hot and there is little rain during the incubation of a sea turtle nest, a clutch of eggs could hatch in as has milder temps and a few days of rain, the temperature of the nest will drop and according to James R. Spotilla. a low pressure system developed rather quickly in the Gulf of Mexico and surprised It was a deluge. Again, two weeks later, we were impacted by additional rain and a storm surge from Tropical Storm Debby which resulted in considerable overwash to some nests. Taking those two events into consideration, its a reasonable guess were laid around that time, may take longer time will show the true impact on them. from new nests to hatches as the season progresses and we will add a hatchling count to our nest count soon. Each person who turns off exterior lights, closes their curtains during turtle season, and picks up trash on the beach is contributing to our success. The rising nest count is proof were on the right track! Nest Update Pensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore Santa Rosa GINS as of 7/18/12 Compare Total 2001


Island Times PAGE 19 July 24, 2012Will you be Queen? ShakerFest Sept 14-16 One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts PARASAILINGSMILE HIGH CLUB Feel the Thrill ~ Join the Club! You wont stop smiling even if you tryPensacola Beach at the BoardwalkSALES & RENTALS KAYAKSSINGLE/TANDEM HOBIE CATS SAIL AWAY PONTOON BOATSHOURLY/DAILY WAVERUNNERS FAST & FUN Rentals Include: All safety gear Expert instruction Ask about eco kayak tours paddle boardsNEW! Video Your Vacation. Waterproof Cam850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $55! MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE Customers. Poker, 7 PM. Trivia, 9pm TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke 8 PM WED: Ladies Nite. 5 PM Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Mike Jencks Band, 8:30 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/ Shaker Shirt. Rez plays 8:30 PM SAT: Curt & Friends, 3-7 on our Deck SUN: 9PM TIL KARAOKE & MUSIC W/DJ VIC Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 Bushwacker Weekend !A Pensacola Beach tradition Somethings always ShakinAUG 2-5 ALL WEEKEND Souvenir Cups & Limited Edition T-Shirts Thurs, 8/2: 9 PM 1 AM Full Moon Party Less Than Zero Fri, 8/3: 9 PM 1 AM The Red Field Sat, 8/4: 3 PM 7 PM The Red Field encore$3 Bushwackers til 7 PM Sat, 8/4: 9 PM 1 AM Kahlua Party Trunk Monkey Sun, 8/5: 4 PM 8 PM Mike Jencks Band Party with us! Bushwacker Weekend Mike Jencks Band Its always Shaker Time! 9PM TIL KARAOKE & Fri-Sat-Sun LIVE BANDS (From Left) Annmarie Wright, Mary Wright, Cheyenne Bates, Mack Dave Sherman, Victor Wright, John Wright, Lynn and boat Lively One II captained by Eddie Lively. Pensacola Beach native Cullen Stanley served as the deckhand. The group of well-seasoned anglers maxed out on Red Snapper, and also hooked up some Grouper, Bonita, a Flounder, a King Mackerel, and a few Sharks. Wet A Line... Why not try some inshore earned the Top Boat for Catch & Release Award in the 41st boats competing, the Cheeseburger landed two Blue Marlin and a White Marlin. Ron Ladner won the Top Angler award. The winning team members are (L to R): Rimmer Covington Sr., Jacob Mattina, Ron Ladner, Scott Sullivan, Rimmer Covington Jr., and Mark Manning. Stay tuned to Island Times for the results from the Ladies


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