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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 9 Pensacola Beach, Florida August 21, 2012 Get Fired Up!Optimist Club Chili Chefs Battle For Top Votes Dinner Honors Local Agencies


PAGE 2 Island Times August 21, 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 house. mists. Optimists Honor First RespondersChefs Engage in Heated Chili Battle Seaworthy Or SinkersAnnual Watercraft Race Seeks Entries lies. BATHTUB RACE ANYTHING THAT FLOATS Anything That Floats & BathTub Races Enter by mail: Checks made payable to Pensacola Beach Chamber may be mailed with completed entry form to: 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd., Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 Enter in person: Checks made payable to Pensacola Beach Chamber may be dropped off with completed entry form : Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center, 735 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Enter on Race Day: Checks made payable to Pensacola Beach Chamber with completed entry form to:


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 August 21, 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 WINGS49Every 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 Wheres Verdell?please call 937-603-2706The Islander Newspaper May 5, 1981Whenever my children have come to me seeking advice on problems like removing grass stains from a favorite pair of white jeans or the mending of a badly broken heart, I found I always quoted Sara Ann Deighton Davison. Most mothers have probably referred to Hints from Heloise or Ann Landers. Not me. I never had to call on such experts as long as I was able to recall one of Sara Ann Deighton Davisons sayings. This energetic Octogenarian, who lives in Nebraska, has not yet written a book, but she certainly should have. The world phies and her sayings. She has always taken delight in simple thingslike conning a whole family of robins into residing permanently in her frozen yard, rather than flying South for the winter. Of course, she provides her feathered friends a cozy, mortgage-free home and she delivers special food to their door every day. In return for these comforts, the birds hop about on their front porch for at least a few moments every winter day, chirpentertaining their benefactor. But back to her sayings. Im not sure where they all originated, some from her mother before her, some from Readers Digest and some she made up on her own to cover the emergency of the moment. Consider her sayings on the subject of Thrift. Picture a little girl sitting at the dining table dragging a serving of beets around her plate with a fork, hoping by some magic the awful things might disappear. Sara watches. Willful waste makes woeful want, she says, or Some day, you may be glad to lick where that lay. The little girl has some ghastly visions of herself, in some hazy future place, lapping a bit of beet juice as her only means of survival. She holds her breath and gulps the bright vegetable. Sara Ann was a genius at dispensing comforting words for any kind of emotional upheaval. Any mother who has lasted long enough to see her child into the teen years, well knows there will come a day when a young romance goes pffftand when that black moment arrives, a mother needs all the help she can get. I always relied on a Sara-ism such as when one door closes, another one opens, or What will be, will be, or Every cloud has a silver lining. Now, if you are beginning to think of Sara Ann as a stonyhearted lady, you are wrong. As conservative as she was with words, she is lavish with hugs and kisses. To me her sayings become infallible. They were her way of proving that no misfortune is beyond recovery. Take the time when she was seventy-three and suffered a heart attack. A few minutes after the ambulance rushed her to emergency, she remarked, My goodness, Ive been doing too much. I thought I was thirty-seven instead of seventy-three. That was how she told the doctors not to worry. And she is. She and I have shared all kinds of timesgood, bad, but never dull. The day I remember with the most joy was our ansnowfall of each winter season. the graying sidewalks into a fairyland. She would hold my hand tightly as we glided along, watching the lights in the houses blink on against the early dusk. We would talk about my school and the Black Forest and Christmas and how we would have Jonathan apples and toasted crackers after our walk. And she would say, Its good to have the change in seasons. Winter cold kills the bad insects of summer. Last August, Sara Ann decided to go to Houston to attend the wedding of one of her granddaughters. Once there, she made up her mind that since she was in the Deep South, she had to be sort of close to Florida. She called to Beach to see me. And she would stay one day and one night. She did just that. She was here, and she was gone. But before she left, she said, I like the houses here. Every mans home is his castle, and houses should not all look alike. I wish there had been time to show the island to her, and I wish there had been time to introduce her to the Islanders. Sara Ann Deighton Davison is my mother, of course. A beautiful lady, ageless, timeless and (And, by the way, about that grass stain. Combine bleach, nail polish remover, and detergent. If the fumes dont kill you, wipe out the stain with a toothbrush. And dont wear white jeans to play ball on the front lawn again. Only a fool makes the same mistake twice.)Island Chefs Face Off In Sugary ShowdownHow Sweet IT Is Dessert Contest Puts Talents To The TestPensacola Beachs chefs are searching through their best reciSweet IT Is Dessert Contest sponsored by Island Times. The contest will take place Sunday, September 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the performance tent during the Pensacola Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach. The festival site is located at the Gulfside Pavilion at Casino Beach. A panel of three judges will score the entries creativity and taste. There will be two categories. One will be for desserts that appear on the restaurants menu on a regular basis and the other will be specialty desserts. Chef Blake Rushing, who will serve as one of the judges, said, It is a lot more fun to judge a cooking contest, than it is to compete. The pressure is on the chefs. Kathi Lewis, Island Times cooking columnist and Jane Peaden, avid dessert connoisseur, will round out the panel of judges. Tim Russell at Crabs We Got Em said his team of creative cooks will be ready. They have won previous awards at the Taste of the Beach for their crab sliders. Lagunas and the Wine Bar are teaming up. Chef Chris Kelly has thrown down the dessert gauntlet by announcing one of his entries will be Bushwhacker Tiramisu. Although he will not divulge his recipe, he yawned and admitted that one of the ingredients is The Drowsy Poet Espresso Infused Rum. Stayed tuned for more on this sugary showdown as the event draws near. There is no entry fee for spectators. For more about Taste of the Beach, visit www.PensacolaBeachChamber.com. the beachs news available worldwidewww.myislandtimes.com Dessert Contest Sunday, Sept. 16 1-2 PM


PAGE 4 Island Times August 21, 2012 T?? ? ??? ? ? ? ? ? ?rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE Full Service Bar Live Music www.paradisebar-grill.comAUGUST Tues, 21st Skinny Velvet Fri, 24th The Beach Katz Sat, 25th Big Al & The Heavyweights Sun, 26th The Posi Tones Tues, 28th Biscuit Miller & The Mix Soundfront Casual Dining Seafood to snacks 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 LIVE MUSICCome as you are Bike, Board, Boat or Car Locals know where to go... Thursday August 23 Floridas History Retro Florida Inn Cozy Rooms for people & pets 850-932-2319 Kayak and Paddleboard Rentals September 9 Krewe of Nerieds Splash Party Open to All The Beach Katz The Beach Katz Big Al & The Heavyweights Big Al & The Heavyweights Tommy Talton Band Labor Day Sept 3 Verdell, where are you?last seen 8/4/12 937-603-2706UNWINDING WINDBuy Jim Mack a shot of tequila to toast El Nino. According to one of the beachs favorite Offshore Boat Captain, the windy weather phenomenon will kick in and keep the tropical storms from gaining strength and swirling into the Gulf. The Beach loves that theory! Thanks Capn.FAB FIVEMollie Thibodeauxs family increased the Beachs population during their annual vacation. Her five grandchildren, Leslie Westmoreland, Shandra Oden, Brooke Smitt, Lawrence and Dallas Brewer and their families, converged on the Beach for a week long party. The crew, which now totals 27, hails from Ohio, Texas, North Carolina and Virginia. Mollie said her four-year-old great grandchild could not be bothered to do his cousins bidding, because he announced, Im on vacation! The group swam, played games and enjoyed the Beach. The ladies joined the Lunch Bunch at Crabs on August 8. DO YOU KNOW DANA?Dolphins from various classes packed Paradise Bar and Grill August 4 during the Gulf Breeze High Alumni Reunion. Dana Timmons and Dana Graves were both there, but where was Danah Gibson? Brent Sibley and his band The Sun Dogs entertained the crowd. RUN IN THE RAINNoah and Finn Allen along with parents Stephenie and Clark have moved from Gulf Breeze to Costa Rica. The list of school supplies for the boys includes rain boots because recess continues, even in the rain. Oh, the stories they will have to bring back to the States next year!MERE MORTALSBeach gal Terry Preston continues to train for the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. You can find her on Sunday mornings swimming, cycling and running with the Mere Mortals. They muster weekly leading up to the October 6 event. WHO DATTommy Grice, are you ready? Do Louis Bohannon and Bill Fontenot have their game schedules? The pre-season continues with the Texans and the Titans before the Saints roll into the Dome for the season opener on September 9 at noon. Who Dat gonna be cheering for dem Saints?SPORTY JULIEJulie Connerley is a competitive sailor, most recently capturing the winds in her favor during the Beach Yacht Clubs Race for the Roses. She switched over to her land legs and photographed the entire Bushwacker 5K on August 4 for the Captn Fun Runners, who host the event. Who knows what else shes dashing off to do perhaps training her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Dog?GRATITUDEMike and Sandee Bredesen wish to off a heartfelt thank you to those who offered condolences on the loss of their daughter Jenna. They remain grateful to those who attended the memorial service, paddle out, sent cards, of love is overwhelming according to the family. LEOS ROARThe strong and generous Leos pull out all the stops on their August birthdays. Amy Cheshire Depew celebrated her August 13 birthday three times a gathering of friends for dinner, a trip to the Willie Nelson concert in Atmore and dinner with family in Pensacola. Susie Mardis went south of the border with husband Mike to make her August 14 birthday happy. Aye Carumba! Where have all the knowit-alls gone? The Trivia Master scanned his inbox, chuckling at the answers he received. The attempts to identify the two beach residents in the photo were not correct, so he is puffed up like a big toad. A few players got half of the answer, but since the TM will not hand out half a shirt, it will go back on the shelf. The trivia players have been skunked, beaten, bested, which is as rare as hens teeth. The Trivia Master gives a and Thomas Fitzgerald, who were together at a birthday party in California, circa 1998. Friendships forged on Pensacola Beach between members of the two families continued wherever the military and their careers transported them. Harry is a freshman at Gulf Breeze High. He is The Kid, his mom The Lizzard, and his dad The Colonel, who are chronicled in The Lizzards Tongue. Thomas, who is a senior at Gulf Breeze High, is the son of Island Times Mother of the Year, Jackie Henderson. His dad is Tom Fitzgerald, who is active in the Beach Church and Beachs American Legion. has asked a two-part question which created double trouble. It also created The Order of the Half to which a battalion of people now belong. This weeks inductees are Jayne Drees Redmond, Darla Permenter and former beach resident Dee Lambert. The three beach girls recognized Thomas but faltered on the name of the other kid. Sometimes half is good. Half price, halfway there, half full but not so with trivia. Patrick Graham answered online with Hanson and Zac, whoever they are. And Mary Ann Claus could not quite figure out the names, but thought the kid on the right reminded her of someone. Tourists on Pensacola Beach have been plentiful this summer and thousands of them stop in to get directions, information and a copy of the Beachs newspaper at the Visitors Information Center. The compact building sits on a triangular shaped parcel of land near Center open at that location? Get your electrons moving the correct answer to islandtimes@bellsouth.net will win an Island Times trivia t-shirt. Include trivia in the subject line and your name and phone number with your answer. Deadline is Aug. 27. Harry Hewson and Thomas Fitzgerald Thomas Fitzgerald Harry Hewson


PAGE 5 Island Times August 21, 2012 The Blue Angels Air Show weekend puts 2.1 million additional dollars in the Beach economy according to a report presented by the Haas Centers Dr. Rod Lewis at the Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Board meeting August 8. The Air Show attracts thousands of visitors to the region during the peak summer tourist season, said Lewis. These added visitors bring millions of dollars to the region, generating sales for local businesses and income for local employees. In his report, Lewis was careful to attribute the impact to increases created only by the Blue Angels performance noting that the event generates an additional 5,779 cars above the expected crowds on a non-event July weekend. The $2.1 million guests spend that weekend generates an additional $2.4 million demand for goods and services throughout the entire County. Board Member Ed Guernsey commented, Wow. We spend $150,000 to bring the Blue Angels Air Show to the businesses and Escambia County are far greater than that amount. These results will be added to a study of the impact of Pensacola Beach on the areas economy, also prepared by Lewis. Escambia County Engineer Matt Mooneyham brought a report to the Board with safety as its main focus. Mooneyham, who formerly was an SRIA staffer, will now serve as the Project Manager for all projects that Escambia County undertakes on Pensacola Beach. I am your liaison, he said. Your single point of contact. Safety of pedestrians crossing beach roads continues to be a concern, according to Mooneyham. The County sent pedestrian crossing signs which are in place to draw attention to the crosswalks. We are looking into different techniques and applications for increasing safety, said Mooneyham. There are elevation options and technoloing lights to warn drivers. The multi-use bike path has been repaired in one place on Ft. Pickens Road and the other areas of concern are being addressed as well. The Toll Facility improvements to the electronics, hardware and software, collection methods and roadway issues have been given a green light. The County has issued a notice to proceed to Baskerville Donovan and Atkins, their subcontractors. The beach landscape plan which is in the hands of the County is not moving as according to Mooneyham and there are additional details to be smoothed out, but the project is moving ahead, slowly but surely. The task order to begin a bidding process will go to the Board of County Commissioners in September. Visitor numbers are increasing according to Maureen LaMar, Visitors Information Center Manager. The month of July saw 3,865 guests at the Center, which is a six percent increase over last year. Mike Craney and Susi Robichaux of E.W. Bullock Associates updated the SRIA board on the successes of their summer advertising campaign which include stunning numbers from the mobile device and website visitors. The beach and surrounding areas set records for occupancy during June. Not only are we tracking visitors coming from the drive market, said Craney. We see a strong interest from European and Asian visitors to your site. The presentation also addressed the cheaphotels.com ranking of Pensacola Beach in the top twenty most expensive hotel stays. Robichaux explained that data was collected for a small segment of time, did not take into account all accommodations on the beach and did not give an accurate picture of Pensacola Beach. Considering the impact of Blue Angels weekend and the ad agencys report, SRIA Chairman Dave Pavlock commented, People are getting value received for the money thats expended for the uniqueness of Pensacola Beach. We are on the right track. Pensacola Beach RV Resort, which is slated to open September 15 received approval for their signage. Board member Vernon Prather noted that the leaseholder has done the required extensive landscaping and will be watering the plantings with drinking water. I would like the Board to think about allowing and offering reclaimed water to our commercial leaseholders in the future, said Prather. In order to do that a $1 million project for storage and distribution of the reclaimed water would have to be budgeted. According to staff, the SRIA could charge for use of the water. Executive Director Buck Lee told the Board that a new pier at Fort Pickens to serve as a ferry boat terminal is complete. He attended a meeting hope to purchase three ferries with BP monies, to run May through September. City of on the permitting. Lee also announced: Gulf Power has returned $40,000 in overcharges to the Authority. WEAR Channel 3 will be awarded an appreciation plaque for support of Bands on the Beach He will lead a quarterly Business Roundtable at the ber 17 at 9 a.m. Escambia County Sheriffs Department Tactical Unit will deploy on the Beach during peak times if necessary. During the Board Members Forum, Prather submitted a job description for a Special Projects Coordinator. The document created by Prather is intended to assist Director Lee who will bring this item to the next meeting. The Coordinator would serve to assist the Special Projects Committee in prifor infrastructure projects. The Santa Rosa Island Authority Committees will meet Wednesday, August 22 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at 1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are posted Blue Angels Make Numbers Soar Im lost!Please help Verdell return home. 937-603-2706 Dolphin Cruises850-492-6337Located at the Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd.


PAGE 6 Island Times August 21, 2012 by Kathi Lewis peas, porridge & a dry martini 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches!www.CajunStitchery.com CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach Verdell Verdell LOST CAT937-603-2706 Last seen August 4 near Calle Hermosa ~ Please call with any informationReward 937-603-2706 Please help Verdell get home. His family misses their amazing cat. Call with any information, sightings, help. We celebrated the birthday of our Deuce Queen Amy DePew, who is the Queen of Nauga and Junkanoos. We made a grand trip to Atmore with tickets to see Willie Nelson clutched tightly in our hands! We began to call ourselves the Sisters of the Beachs Willie Wanderers. Becky Shearman offered to drive, so Christine Hewerdine and I rode with her. The weather was smoldering hot as only August can be, but the ride through the countryside to Atmore was beautiful. It brought back childhood memories for Christine and me. We headed straight for the Wind Creek Casino. The plan was to check out the casino while waiting for Amy who was riding with Shelley. Paulette Provost was driving from the opposite direction, having enjoyed a reunion with her college friends the night before. Paulette arrived with perfect timing as we were loading our luggage onto the cart. It is amazing how much luggage is required for six women on an overnight trip. It was probably more amazing to the front desk staff who seemed to think there were a lot more than six of us. However, things were going smoothly as the clerk scanned my credit card and explained they required a $50 deposit for incidentals. Im not sure exactly what happened but I think Amy and Christine were talking with their hands and Christines cocktail got in tering everywhere. I looked back at the clerk and quickly said, Dont put that clean-up on my incidentals! Both clerks started laughing. We knew then we were in the right place. After relaxing a bit, we headed to the front desk and requested the trolley heading down Whiskey River. It ran every 10 minutes and provided 24 hour service to the Casino. Although most of us have seen Willie Nelson and Family in concert many times, I never get tired of hearing the man perform. I forgot to tell Christine, time, that Mr. Nelson doesnt waste any performance time with talking. He just sings. He came onto the stage singing Whiskey River and didnt seem to take a breath between songs. He only stopped singing once and that was to introduce his band beginning with his sister Bobbie, who plays piano. Its a fairly small amphitheatre. It was such a beautiful and perfect summer night with a living legend singing just for us. I dont remember if there were too hot or not, I just know life doesnt get any better than this! Until it did. Willie Nelson sang an old hymn called Ill Fly Away. Now I have heard him sing it before on tapes and CDs, but I have never heard him sing it live in all the performances Ive attended. It shot straight through my heart as it instantly recalled precious memories of my Mother. She used to sing sometimes as she cooked or worked and I remember her singing this song many times. Ive always loved it because it is a joyful song about When my Mother was ill, shortly before her death my grandson Jesiah had a dream bird in the sky. I told my Mom and it made her happy that he would remember her that way. It also makes me happy to think of played when we laid her to rest. And I sang every last word of that song with Willie Nelson on that beautiful night as his voice carried the touch of my Mothers love. Maybe now youll understand how SOBs can become Willie Wanderers in the space of a few miles or a few hours. Its time to cook but its too hot to heat up the stove. Ice cream is the only thing cool enough to eat in August. Try this recipe for dinner instead of dessert! Lets cook.. Summer Dream Ice Cream 8 Ice Cream Sandwiches Gal. Butter Pecan Ice Cream, slightly thawed (but not melted) Chocolate fudge topping Whipped Cream Line bottom of 9 x 13 pan with the ice cream sandwiches. Top with of the Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Spread the blueberry the rest of the Butter Pecan ice cream and return to freezer. Let it sit at room temperature for 15 20 minutes before cutting. Serve with whipped cream and slightly warmed chocolate fudge topping. **NOTE: Ice cream recipes usually require preparation a full day in advance to allow time for re-freezing. Enjoy and dont forget to share. See ya in the kitchen Do you have what it takes to be a Guardian of the Gulf? Do you want to save lives on is to successfully meet a set of standards during the Pensacola Beach Lifeguard tryouts which are set for Saturday, August 25 beginning at 7 a.m. at Washington High School Aquatic center. To be eligible, applicants must be 16-years-old and have a Red Cross Lifeguard Trainobtain a Florida drivers license is necessary. It is recommended that an ARC CPR for profescompleted. The tryout test consists of a 600 yard swim with 10 minute time limit and a 1.5 mile run in no more than 12 minutes. There is a 30 minute break in between. Those who meet the requirements, complete the swim and run within the time standards, and have proper certifications will then be scheduled for an interview. All documentation must be presented at the tryouts. Starting pay for Lifeguards is $13.33 per hour. As you can see, the selection process to join this team is arduous, said Bob West, SRIA Public Safety Director. We are looking to employ only the best possible candidates to represent the Pensacola Beach Lifeguards and the Santa Rosa Island Authority. Questions may be directed to Senior Lifeguard Andrew Edwards at Senior_lifeguard@


Island TimesPAGE 7 August 21, 2012 A Glimpse of Heaven A Glimpse of Heaven By Father James Grebe St. Anns Catholic Parish 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.org Our 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 For the first August since 1990, I am watching everyone else get ready for school to begin, and I am not going to back to school. It is quite a feeling. So the question on my mind, now, is, What does it truly mean to be educated? What is the purpose of education? Is education a training in skills, whether they be communication skills (like reading and writing) or measuring skills (like math and science)? Or, does education simply mean indoctrination, an initiation into reality within what is limited Luigi Giussani (d. 2005), a priest from Italy, proposed in his book The Risk of Education, that education is an introduction to all of reality and especially to its overall meaning. I found that following him has opened my humanity to experience everything more intensely. It has made every endeavor in reading, writing, music, calculating, exploring the natural world, understanding social movements in history, more interesting because at the core of all of these things there is a reason for seeking them. The Mystery, the Giver of Reality, is provoking my freedom through all of these subjects; I find this provocation best expressed in the words of Psalm 27, Of you my heart has spoken, Seek His face. To all returning to school, I do not merely wish you achievement of success. I simply hope that you bump into someone who has the capacity to awaken all of your humanity. [ Father James Grebe, who was ordained June 2, has been assigned to serve St. Ann in Gulf Breeze and Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission on Pensacola Beach. ] Andrea Stanley, left, and Father James Grebe at Our Ladys Community Picnic, August 5. The event gave Fr. Grebe an opportunity to introduce himself to beach residents. He is the newest priest to arrive at Our Lady. The Beachs Cathogrill for hamburgers, and serves ice cold watermelon and snow cones to beat the August heat. A waterslide and cool off pools were filled with laughing children the entire afternoon. Lucas Beavers, 3, takes a big bite of cotton candy at Our Ladys Community Picnic, August 5. Doris Naile, left, holds the sticky stuff while his mom Kaitlyn and little brother Tyler look on. For fifty-three years Pensacolas Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church has been hosting the Greek Festival. Music, dancing, art and the best in Greek food will be for sale beginning at 11 a.m. Friday, October 12 at the Church, 1720 West Garden St. in Pensacola. Beach resident Maria Weisnicht is a member of the church and encourages islanders to join the fun. The festival is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday hours are noon to 6 p.m. For more information visit www.PensacolaGreekFestival. com.Greek Festival Celebrates Fifty Three Years of Food and Fun


PAGE 8 Island Times August 21, 2012 As soon as the festival site was swept clean, the organizers of the Beachs first ever Sea Turtle Baby Shower were planning for next years event. The Shower, which was held at the eastern end of the Holiday Inn Express property on August 4, had 250 attendees and a dozen activities and presentations. This is going to grow even bigger next year, said Lila Cox, organizer. This could eventually be a two day festival like it is in other areas of Florida. Participants did not go home empty handed. There were lots of giveaways which ranged from turtle sugar cookies to special turtle friendly light bulbs. Guests were encouraged to decorate turtle ornaments which will remain on display at the Beach Visitors Center until November 1. As soon as the visitors come into our lobby and see the turtles, they inquire about the tree, said Maureen LaMar, center director. That gives us the chance to tell them about the sea turtle conservation effort and how many nests we have in our area. It really heightens their awareness. Most people are very interested in eco-tourism. During the Shower, attendees could guess when the nest at the Holiday Inn Express would hatch. A donation of one dollar was collected and proceeds are being donated to the Sea Turtle Conservancy. The person who guessed the date, time and number of hatchlings would win a sea turtle carved necklace. Mother Nature does everything on her own time. The tiny turtles hatched Saturday, August 11 at 8:34 p.m. Ninety-one cials. Betty Fowler of Pensacola predicted the exact date and her guess at the time was just nine minutes off. There were three locals who guessed August 11, but their times werent as close as Bettys, said Lila Cox. Liz Hewson, Jim Foss and Lauren Sundstrom had the correct date. Guesses ranged from August 4 through September 20 Estimates of the number of hatchlings ranged from 4 to 144. The furthest prediction came from a participant from Downers Grove, Illinois. The Sea Turtle Baby Shower has some long term lessons. Children learned how best to protect the sea turtles by keeping the beach free of litter, storing chairs away from the beach at night and filling holes in the sand. Homeowners were introduced to and changing porch lights during nesting season. got into the act. Escambia Coununder consideration which would ensure that those who wont voluntarily change their lighting are brought into compliance over a period of time. As one of the few counties in coastal Florida without an ordinance, perhaps this is the most compelling result from the Sea Turtle Shower. We have an increase in nests and now an increase in hatchlings, said DJ Zemenick, a volunteer turtle patroller. It is so imperative that we keep the education and information The committee which includes Cox, Beverly McCay, DJ Zemenick, Tisha Christopher, Rick OConnor, Shelley Johnson, Lois Hausman and Jim Cox, intend to host the second annual Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express. More details will be available closer to the event date. Organizers Celebrate Success of Sea Turtle Shower, Second Event On The Calendar 1-2-3 Nest! winner Joe McCay raises his hand to indicate his task was complete. The contestants had to bury marshmallows in pudding and whipped cream to simulate the challenge that a female sea turtle meets when laying eggs. McCay, General Manager at Margaritaville Beach Hotel outpaced (L to R) Jocelyn Reeves from the Beach Elementary School, PBA President Jim Cox and Sea Grant Extension Agent Rick OConnor while the crowds cheered and laughed. photo by ekh


PAGE 9 Island Times August 21, 2012 Mandi James, right, of Defined Interiors, introduces her companys services to (L to R): Mary Ann Claus and Jean Jones of St. Anns and Karen Jurkowich of Levin Rinke Resort Realty during the Gulf Breeze Chambers Expo, August 11. Dozens of exhibitors filled the Gulf Breeze Recreation Center at the annual business event. Its a family affair at the Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle booth during the Gulf Breeze Chambers Expo, August 11. Making information available about local fishing and marine conservation are (L to R): Anmarie Wright, Kelsea Wright, Victor Wright and Debra Wright. The family has been in business in Gulf Breeze since 1981.


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PAGE 11 Island Times August 21, 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 OVER EASY ENDS SOONAlice Bohannons Surf Burger crew will continue to crack eggs for breakfast customers until 10 a.m. on Labor Day. After that the breakfast menu catches a wave until May 2013. Shes got gridiron specials on her mind and a burger called a Gladiator in honor of the Olympics. Locals bid farewell to favorite Hayley Gurney on August 5. Shes taking some time off to stay at home with her two young children. WINNING VISITPeter Pepke and his family traveled from Antioch, Illinois to the Beach for free! They were the winners of FOX Chicagos family vacation giveaway which included a three-night stay, complete with dolphin cruise, at the Portofino Island Resort. The promotion was created by VisitPensacola to showcase the area and the ease of using the non-stop BE HEARDBusiness people on Pensacola Beach have an open forum to bring their concerns and questions to the Director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Monday, September 17 at 9 a.m. in the boardroom. Of course, every SRIA meeting is open to the public and the board members welcome business members and residents to speak at the Visitors Forum. GO BANANASSometimes they are wild and sometimes they are mild, but the ever-generous Krewe of Bananimals has swung the barn doors wide open to welcome new members, Sunday, September 9 beginning at 3 p.m. at Sabine Sandbar. If you want to join this Pensacola Beach krewe, heres your chance. Treasurer Mary Jo Tibbits will accept cash or checks in the amount of $50 for annual dues. Social Hour lasts until 4 p.m. when a Southern style Shrimp Boil will be served for $10. SMILE AND WAVEIf you havent been parasailing at Key Sailing yet this year, go soon. Its a thrilling and memorable experience. You can take a movie of your adventure Esposito. Tell him you read about it in Island Times.THANKS RANGERDJ Zemenick, one of the Sea Turtle Baby Shower organizers, sent a special thank you. We are so appreciative that Amanda Carrigan-Grissom was able to attend the Sea Turtle Baby Shower on Pensacola Beach as a representative of Gulf Islands National Seashore and share the Parks sea turtle display with everyone. Both the children and adults enjoyed the display, as well as the time they spent talking with Amanda, who is very engaging with young people. HOMECOOKINIf you are lookin for home cookin, slide into DJs Cafe for and warm your heart. Better leave time for a nap. Ample servings at the right price. Locals Design Paddleboard Support CraftA passion for the fast-growing sport of stand up paddleboarding (SUP) and a lifelong love of boats inspired Pensacolas Tom Pace to create the Aloha Express, vessel built to transport paddlers and their gear. Along with Flat Island Boatworks founder Mike Bredesen, Pace designed the 30 power catamaran to provide a comfortable, smooth-riding platform that could accommodate up to 5-7 paddlers, boards and gear. Over the course of a yearlong labor of challenge and discovery, Pace, Bredesen, and his crew at Flat Island Boatworks built the Aloha Express on the body of a 32 year-old sailing catamaran a design that offered the unique characteristics that were desired. My passion is crafting a customers vision, then designing and building it to make it a reality, said Bredesen, a Pensacola Beach resident. Creating the Aloha Express was inspirational for me on a personal level because of my experience with SUP. To learn more, visit www. AlohaExpressSUP.com. Beach Resident Mike Bredesen Part of Team


Island Times August 21, 2012 PAGE 12 Some of the best things in life are free. Bands on the Beach concerts at the Gulfside Pavilion from 7-9 p.m. is organized by the Santa Rosa Island Authority and has media support from Cat Country 98.7. The funding for this popular concert series comes from residential and commercial lease fees paid by those who live and do business on Pensacola Beach. There is no charge to the public. The series features regional artists performing in musical styles ranging from jazz and soul to classic country and Southern Rock. A limited number of seats are available at the beachfront pavilion, so spectators are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Leave your pets and glass containers at home. Coolers are allowed. Beach restaurants are open and ready to pack refreshments Bands on the Beach Schedule August 21: Southern Breeze August 28: The Sawmill Band September 4: 13th Hourglass September 11: Wildwood September 18: no concert September 25: Kee Creek Band October 2: On the Beach October 9: Class X October 16: One Accord October 23: Civilized Natives October 30: Touch of GrayFree Concert Series Rocks On Gulf Breeze Guns 850-377-3145Give us a call. We can order what you are looking for. HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Island TimesR&Rread & relax available by mail PO BOX 844 to go for the Tuesday evening performances. The concerts conclude at 9 p.m. Island businesses are open after the concerts to serve you. For more information, call the SRIA at 850-932-2257, go to www.visitpensacolabeach.com, or tune into the Cat Country 98.7 for the latest updates. Captn Fun Runners lined the route, cheering for the 1301 athletes who entered the Bushwacker 5K August 4. This team clad in their best tropical attire is (L to R): Wendy Hauman, Stephen Jones, Deryn Baggett, Christopher Anton and Eric Milstead. Romancing The Run! Jason Schamp and Carrie Laut ran side-byside in the Buskwacker 5K on August 4 on Pensacola Beach, finishing in 21:43. The twentyyear-old sweethearts walked, rather than ran, down the aisle to be married, later that day. Sherry Readdy, front, and husband Jim, right, wave to the competitors at the Bushwacker 5K on August 4. The avid athletes are members of the Captn Fun Runners, so they are on the sidelines as cheerleaders for this event. The race is part of the Bushwacker weekend on the Beach Rounding the final turn in his very first race, Cody Wolfe earned fifth place in his age group. The thirteenyear-old finished with a time of 21:30 at the Bushwacker 5K on August 4. The race begins in Gulf Breeze, travels across the bridge and ends at the Visitors Center parking lot. One of Pensacolas Premier Chefs Blake Rushing is cooking right along as he heads to the finish line at the Bushwacker 5K, August 4 on Pensacola Beach. His final sprint netted him a time of 26:27, and he has set his sights on tackling a triathlon and longer running distances.


PAGE 13 Island Times August 21, 2012 Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmSPORTS!All The Games! 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! BREAKFAST SAT & SUN 8-11www.MyIslandTimes.com Free Sunsets Waterfront Location Next to the Yacht Club Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine MarinaHave you visited Dales Big Deck?LIVE entertainmentWaterfront Deck AUGUST21st DJ Mike Z 8-11 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th Southern Breeze 4-8 th 28th DJ Mike Z 8-11 29th 30th 31stWith the presidential race heating up, Curiosity is a welcome relief. The Mars rover safely landed on Mars and has been working ever since. Did you know that Curiosity has a twin? She does, and his name is Scarecrow. This member of the dynamic duo stayed home assisting NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers and scientists in rehearsing the Mars Mission. The twin rovers are not identical, though. Scarecrow has no scientific equipment. This was done to decrease its weight so that it would correspond to the weight load of Curiosity when it landed on Mars. Note that the force of gravity on Mars is one third less than the force of gravity on Earth. Scarecrow did his part for his twin sister Curiosity. The rover easily drove over the soft sands at 15 degree angles in Californias Mojave Desert proving that Curiosity would be able to traverse the Martian terrain. One of the interesting things about Curiositys design is that it doesnt use solar panels as an energy source. Curiosity is using a radioisotope that will power it for at least one Martian year. That is equal to 687 Earth days. Another really cool feature of Curiosity is that she has limited decision capabilities. Pretty neat, huh? The scientists and engineers give her guidance, but she can direct herself in travel. If she gets confused, Curiosity will stop and wait for more instructions. And this leads me to my final thought. Curiosity has landed on Mars and is sending information and pictures over three hundred million miles back to Earth. Scientists and engineers are responsible for this miraculous feat. So, instead of politicians and lawyers trying to fix social issues, wouldnt it make more sense to dedicate a group of engineers and scientists to tackle these social problems in a logical and fair approach with no thoughts of getting re-elected (wink, wink)! By Joe Stukey Bytes and BitsQ: Should I Unplug My Computer During Thunderstorms A: The obvious answer to that question is yes, but that is not the complete solution. If lightning strikes close to your building, there is a very high chance that your computer will be damaged, along with other electronics. Electrical surges from lightning will overpower your electrical breakers. Then they will go through your surge suppressors and reach the electrical outlet on your computer, all in a fraction of a second. The rest of the answer to that question is that you should also unplug any phone lines that are connected to your router or modem. That is a good practice because, in addition to traveling up your electrical wires, lightning can also come into your building through the telephone lines. In many cases, the strike will damage the modem or router, then will exit the router through your Ethernet networking cable. That cable connects your computer to the router. So, the electrical surge damages the networking component of your computer and sometimes the entire motherboard. A new network adapter can be installed in your computer if that is the extent of the damage. If your computer is damaged by electricity that travels up the telephone wires, your telephones will likely be damaged also. If your computer is powered on when the building power fails, the sudden shutdown of the computer can damage the computers hard disk, especially if the computer was very busy at that time. That is another reason to turn off and unplug your computer when the thunderboomers start up. For more information or questions, contact Joe at joe@ ycpals.com or 850-206-3156. The dunes which stand guard along the Gulf front will be getting almost half a million new sea oats and native plants this fall. The root systems help strengthen the dunes, and the plants provide habitat for wildlife and assist in increasing dune size. The funding for this and other projects are part of a $1 billion agreement struck between the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees and BP Oil Company in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill two years ago. To date, five million dollars has been awarded in the state of Florida with all funds allocated to Escambia County. The overall dune planting zone consists of the 8.1 miles of existing primary dune line along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline at Pensacola Beach. Approximately 475,000 plants will be installed, consisting primarily of sea oats (75 percent), panic grass (20 percent), and various other diverse species (five percent). The width of the planting zone varies from 15 feet to 60 feet. A sand fence will be installed seaward of the planting zone. Visit http://www. dep.state.fl.us/deepwaterhorizon for more information on early restoration projects.Dunes Turn Green From BP Money


PAGE 14 Island Times August 21, 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 FlagsCalendar August 21: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. #1 Via de Luna. Open to the Public. 24: Star Gaze, Casino Beach. Dusk. Free to the public. 25: Star Gaze, Casino Beach. Dusk. Free to the Public. 28: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 31: JamaicanFest. Portofino Boardwalk. Thru weekend. September 2: Anything That Floats & Bathtub Races. Santa Rosa Sound behind Bamboo Willies. Free to cheer. 3: Labor Day. Last day of trolley service. 4: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 7: First Friday Portofino Boardwalk. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Open at no charge. 9: Nereids Splash Party. Paradise. 11: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. 14: ShakerFest. Thru Sept 16 15: Taste of the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. Thru Sept 16 15: Miracle Strip Corvette Show. Casino Beach 16: How Sweet IT is Dessert Contest. 1 pm Casino Beach. 16: ShakerQueen Coronation. 6 pm Sandshaker Lounge. 18: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 20: Multi Chamber Business After Hours. Bamboo Willies, 5:30 p.m. 21: DeLuna Fest Music Festival. Casino Beach. Ticket Req. Thru Sept 23. 22: Strongman Contest, Hosted by Chips Gym at Boardwalk. 25: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting. 5 p.m. October 2: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 p.m. No Charge. 2-7: Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Beachwide. 6: SRI Triathlon. Casino Beach 6: Art and Wine Festival. Visitors Center parking lot. No entry charge. Wine Tastings $15. Thru Oct. 7. 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 Open to the Public Swim Safety 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. 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 I never saw a bright green flounder: I never hope to see one. I can tell you any how, Id rather see than be one.


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WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner V-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget Seeing Stars... your horoscope for next weekMadame Astra DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 OPEN EVERYDAY at 8 a.m. at 8 a.m. Breakfast 8 AM TO NOONHAVE A BIG BEACH BREAKFAST! BREAKFAST! Lunch 11 AM TO 2 PM FRI -SAT 3 PM TO 9 PM 11 AM TO 2 PM FRI -SAT NOW OPENARIES (March 21 to April 19) This week could offer more opportunities for ambitious Lambs eager to get ahead. But don't rush into making decisions until you've checked for possible hidden problems. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Some light begins to shine on professional and/or personal situations that have long eluded explanation. Best advice: Don't rush things. All will be made clear in time. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Although you might want to protest what seems to be an unfair situation, it's best to keep your tongue and temper in check for now. The full story hasn't yet come out. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Work prospects are back on track. But watch what you say. A thoughtless comment to the wrong person -even if it's said in jest -could delay or even derail your progress. LEO (July 23 to August 22) A colleague might try to goad you into saying or doing the wrong thing. It's best to ignore the troublemaker, even if he or she riles your royal self. Your supporters stand with you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Be careful not to let your on-the-job zealousness create resentment with co-workers who might feel you shut them out. Prove them wrong by including them in your project. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although it's not quite what you hoped for, use your good business sense to make the most of what you're being offered at this time. Things will improve down the line. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) A more positive picture of what lies ahead is beginning to take shape. But there are still too many gaps that need SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Continue to keep a tight hold on the reins so that you don't charge willy-nilly into a situation that might appear attractive on the surface but lack substance. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) You still need to demand those answers to your questions. Remember, your wise counseling earns you respect, but it's your search for truth that gives you wisdom. AQUARIUS (January 20 people are happy to help you deal And, of course, knowing you, you'll be happy to return those favors anytime. Won't you? PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Give that special someone in your personal life a large, loving dollop of reassurance. That will go a long way toward restoring the well-being of your ailing relationship. BORN THIS WEEK: You are a delightful paradox. You like things neat and tidy. But you're also a wonderful host who can throw a really great party. Celebrating 25 years as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantFREE Delivery FALL COLORS You can look like a million for pennies! There are 90 Mary Kay products at $ 10 or less. Call Susan Haselton-Kelley for the latest in Mary Kay skin care and beauty Consultant Guests and visitors are welcome to attend the Gulf Breeze Book Club meeting, Monday, August 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. The featured work is The Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. The novel, which was released originally in 1951, has been named to Time Magazines list of the 100 Best English-language novels written since 1923. The meeting is casual according to Donna Jones, coordinator. For more information, contact Jones at 850-932-8620 or donnaljones@hotmail.com Club Discusses Catcher In The RyeGroup Welcomes All Interested Book Lovers To Attend Monthly MeetingCalling All Kids Youth Triathlon Accepts EntriesPensacola Beach will be the place to swim, bike and run for young athletes on October 7. The third annual Sea Turtle Tri for children ages 7-15 will be Sunday, October 7 at 8 a.m. at the Gulf Islands National Seashore's Opal Beach. The early entry fee is $35 until September 1. Competitors must be USAT members. Racers, ages ten and younger, will swim 75 yards, bike 1.5 miles and run one-half mile. The older racers will swim 150 yards, cycle 3 miles, and run one mile. medal and an event t-shirt. The Santa Rosa Island Triathlon is hosted at Casino Beach, one day prior to this event. It is for adult athletes. For more information about the Sea Turtle Tri, go online to www.teammpi.com or call Coach John Murray at 850324-0660.


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Island Times PAGE 17 August 21, 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 1591 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 www.rmivacations.com 1591 Via de Luna YOUR Beach Rental and Sales Headquarters for nearly 50 years Joanne & Noel Faddis Do business ... where business is done! 850-293-9321 850-916-7188www.PNSBEACH.com Nan Harper OWNER/ASSOCIATE of Directors Escambia County Board Committees


Island Times August 21, 2012 PAGE 18 TURTLE TRAX By DJ Zemenick Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic 850-723-6142 Pensacola Beach Marina Sailing/snorkeling trips from $55! This is an exciting time of the year! Sea turtle nests are hatching from one end of the beach to the other, which keeps patrollers and nest-sitting volunteers very busy. Nests are checked closely for sounds of scratching each day as they near their due date. Those in which eggs have pipped and hatchlings have begun digging their way to the surface become a high priority and are monitored even more closely. It is at this point in the season, when the focus shifts from hatching, that the turtle team really kicks into overdrive. E-mails and phone calls go out almost every afternoon asking for our availability to screen or monitor nests and resources are stretched to make sure each nest is covered. Placing a screen over a nest at night helps protect hatchlings from predators in the event they emerge while unattended. It also prevents them from falling victim to light pollution which might disorient them and draw them inland. I like to think of the screen as an upside down crib for baby turtles. The person responsible for screening a nest at night arrives at the location about an hour before sunset. If there are several nests to be screened, they must start early enough to get every nest covered before dark since our hatchlings almost always hatch at night. The process of setting a screen is not complicated, but it must be done properly. The over the nest and sand carefully packed high around the outer edges. The inside edges must be well-covered also with no visible gaps between the wooden edges of the screen and the sand. Hatchlings are very adept at digging; a tiny space at the inside edge of a screen will allow them to work their way out. Frequently the person who screens a nest that evening will also monitor it until 10:00 or 11:00 p.m., but during peak hatching times they may be responsible for several nests within the same patrol area. Another member of the team is responsible for the second shift, arriving by midnight to check the nests and they may stay until 2:00 or 3:00 a.m. Lastly, the patroller who is on duty the following morning will come in an hour or so before regular patrol time to make sure all the screens in their area are pulled well before dawn. Hatchlings accidentally trapped under a screen during the day will quickly perish from dehydration, so removal of screens before daylight is critical. The person in charge of the nest at the time it hatches has the important task of getting an accurate count of hatchlings for as noting any disorientation issues. It isnt always an easy task. Hatchlings are usually revved up and raring to go once they emerge from the nest and it is important for them to get into the water quickly as quickly as possible so that their energy is not expended on land. The small amount of yolk sac which hatchlings internalize from the shell is what nourishes them during their dig to the surface. It also sustains them in days that follow during their swim frenzy to reach deeper water. It is only then they are less vulnerable to predators and, with our help, have truly made it to the next phase of their journey. My congratulations to the Holiday Inn Express and the small group of dedicated nestsitters who were present Saturday night, August 11, as 91 tiny loggerheads emerged in a true boil and safely made their way into the Gulf of Mexico! Nest & Hatchling UpdatePensacola Beach & Gulf Islands National Seashore as of Aug. 14: Perdido Key -GINS 20 Ft. Pickens GINS 7 Pensacola Beach 19 Santa Rosa GINS 29 Total nests 75 Hatchling Count as of Aug.14: 1,072 Steven McCoy, recently superintendent at Fort Donelson Cemetery in Tennessee, was selected to serve as the deputy superintendent for Gulf Islands National Seashore. He assumed this new assignment June 18, replacing Nina Kelson, who retired. The breadth of Steves experience, especially his successes in building internal and external partnerships as well as his ability to gain consensus on management issues for the parks he has served, make him an ideal choice to assist in the development of the future of Gulf Islands, said Superintendent Daniel R. Brown. McCoy began his NPS career in 1981 serving as a park technician at Stones River National other parks from Alaska to the Everglades, including a previous tour at Gulf Islands National Seashore. He has worked in all disciplines of park operations, ranging from resource management and science, visitor and resource protection, resource education and visitor services, administration and management to campground became superintendent at Fort Donelson in 2004. McCoy completed a detail as superintendent of Cumberland Island National Seashore in 2008 and served on multiple work groups and teams both at the national and regional levels. What an exciting opportunity to be involved in the management of Gulf Islands National Seashore," said McCoy. "I am thrilled to be returning to the Gulf Coast. I look forward to working with park staff and partners to craft and implement the parks vision. McCoy Joins Gulf Islands As Deputy Superintendent Steven McCoy, Gulf Islands National Seashore Deputy Superintendent UNDERWATER WORLD Snorkelers and divers may get to see populating the Gulf reefs south of parking lot H on Pensacola Beach. Robert Turpin, Escambia Countys Marine Resource Manager, posted this photo to show the


Island Times PAGE 19 August 21, 2012Will you be Queen? ShakerFest Sept 14-16 readin the water Saltwater Rick appointed lady angler Terri McKamey to write his column this week. 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 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: $2 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. Less Than Zero 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 Where the Locals Hang Out!A Pensacola Beach tradition Somethings always Shakin GREAT DRINKS at GREAT PRICES since 1973! Fri-Sat 8/24&25: 9 PM -1 AM Fish Sandwich Sun, 8/26: 4 PM 8 PM Mike Jencks Band Fri-Sat, 8/31-9/1 9 PM -1 AM Buzzcutt Party with us! Live on the Shaker Stage MUSIC W/DJ VIC Fri-Sat-Sun LIVE BANDSWe have had our fair share of rain these past couple of weeks, one little bit. Hope you guys have had a good summer because by the time you read this the kids will be back in school. Yes, that's right, it's that time already. Usually, I would have been running around tackling school lists and clothes; my kids are grown now so I'm tackling all my prepararun. ( Sciaenops ocellatus ), go by a number of names Channel Bass, and the Gulf. They are cousin to six to eight pounds. When they are longer than twenty-seven inches, they are called Bull on record weighed just over 94 pounds and was caught in 1984 on Hatteras Island. The most distinguishing black spot on the upper part of the tail base. Having multiple spots is not uncommon for this fish but having no spots is extremely black spot near their tail helps fool predators into attacking the In the summer and fall, adult and sand dollars, in the spring and winter, adults eat Menhato mid-October. It's one of my favorite times of the year to be their move. Beach and Navarre Piers are Mackerel and plenty of Hardtails. the other day on the Pensacola Beach Pier, weighing in around ten pounds. If you are not catching the same size Kings that you are used to, its because of the warm water. You're bound to have better luck in the bays. ing. I have been hearing some nice reports from the boats. Why not take a day trip and get your Inshore: early morning and late evening are still the best times. I prefer live bait but top great for catching trout. For those who love to throw the net, there are mullet everywhere. The phones been ringing with friends calling in reports to aboard the Freebird, captained by place overall, and second place pound shark, they had a rod break, the side of the boat and limped in at 4 mph to the scales. It was a long night, according to Justin. had to be put down prior to the weigh-in. search of a big hammerhead, but that was not to be. They tagged and released a few additional from Justin, Ted and Brandon. If you've got a great fishing tip or picture send it to me at terrimckamey@ymail.com or islandtimes@bellsouth.net. We'll try to get it in. Justin Scher gets congratulated by his best gal Amy during the Outcast Mega Shark Tourney, August 4. Ted Gorder, Justin and Brandon Carey fished aboard the Freebird, bringing this big catch to the scales. The Tiger Shark, weighing 732 pounds, earned second place overall and in the Tiger Shark category.


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