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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 16 Pensacola Beach, Florida November 27, 2012 Kowbunga! Seasons The


PAGE 2 Island Times November 27, 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 Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce Sur ng Santa Beach Parade Sunday, December 9Parade rolls at 2 p.m. Visit Santa at the Gulfside Pavilion Avenida 10Via de LunaSpringhill SuitesSidelines Crabs Casino Beach Parking Lot GULFSIDE PAVILION Santas Arrival Stirs Holiday Spirit In Islanders Season Your Holidays EventsNovember 25: Season Lights Up Islandwide 6 PM Pensacola Beach comes to life with holiday lights. November 29: Childrens Coloring Contest kicks off Limitless imaginations guide small hands in creating Island holiday works of art. Coloring sheets are available at the Visitors Information Center, Island Style Navarre and Beach hotels. All art will be displayed at the Pensacola Beach VIC and Island Style Navarre. Free. Winners will be announced December 16 December 4: Joy For The Beach 7 PM Our Lady Catholic Church. This event dishes up abundant Island spirit. Served by high energy singers and performers costumed for the holidays. Free. Sponsored by Levin Rinke Resort Realty. December 7: Lighted Boat Parade 6 PM Little Sabine Bay to Boardwalk. Free. December 8: AM December 9: Gingerbread Cookie Decorating. 11 AM Shaggys PM December 16: AM December 24 Candlelight and Carols Beach Church 6 PM The choir of the Pensacola Beach Community Church invites visitors to join in their Island Christmas Eve tradition of caroling by candlelight. Free. December 31: Ring in the new year with islandwide celebrations. January 1: PM


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 November 27, 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 Mardi Gras on the Island schedule sponsored by WWW.PENSACOLABEACHMARDIGRAS.COM Events The Islander Newspaper December 18, 1984 Trustingly, he puts his little hand in mineand the journey begins all over again. Lately, Santa Claus has been on hold around our house. But this year, things have changed. We expect him to appear from his mythical kingdom on his magical sleigh. Yes, the journey through half years old on Christmas Day, and through his eyes the ancient scenes and customs are excitement. muss tree and some lights. Up to then, he had based ing his commercial. Later on, I the tree and lights. Santa, that blackened chimney, shake off the soot, and leave toys. not for Santa. So, if you ask him He conveys the idea that granted the liberty of stepping on the forbidden bricks. gravely, almost reverently, and He cannot get his fill of Christmas lights. No matter more Chrissmuss Woo. the little candles and statuary of Christmas on the mantle. We We hung up the stockings that I feel sure Santa is hard pressed to fill them every year. But guarded by a Christmas mouse made for him by his Aunt Liz. crossed his face. He had taken ments off of the tree and lined them up on a regimental parade box. soldiers got off the tree. Then, he carefully began to replace the AWOL military on the branches. story of Christmas, too. He take him to the Beach Church ols, see the candlelight services, in loving reverence and joyous then, to tuck him in bed early, cookies and a glass of milk on ering the calories he consumes on Christmas Eve!) Shelley, and his Aunts candy bite out of a cookie and a half their curiosity and confirmed their faith. As I recall, one of them found a red thread on the suit, left behind in haste. excitement and untarnished joy there beside me. I pet the golden curls on his head. He looks up and his and trust. His smile imprisons me for life. I tighten my grip all his heart that Santa Claus missions, that he can squeeze thousands of others, all in the so do I


PAGE 4 Island Times November 27, 2012 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? PEOPLE??? ? Be a Sport FootballCollege & Pro Game time specials Saints Fans Welcome Top TenBeach Bar in Florida Open AirFull Service Bar Dress Code Come as you are by boat, bike or car. Great Food Food Food Served in the waterfront dining area. Beach Bar 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com TRUE BLUE Blues Society Blues Jam hosted by Joe Blue BISCUIT MILLER & THE MIX Play and Stay Special Rates @ The Inn Reservations 850-932-2319Holidays A Hassle? Celebrate with us! Johnny Sansone NOV 29 Come early for a front row seat Kenny Neal DEC 7&8 We are on the parade route! We are on We are on the parade the parade route! route! PARADES!Dec 7, 6 pm: Lighted Boat Parade Brain cells defrosted and the memories of Turkey Bowlthe Trivia Masters inbox. No one could outwit Tim Pike at the Holiday Inn Express. He is getting to be a trivia regular. His correct answer of Kevins en la Playa makes him the winner of the coveted Island Times t-shirt. The nightclub which was located at the east end of the Via de Luna Shopping Center was named after Kevin Evans, but eventually was sold to Harry Rogers. Harrys en la Playa did not sound quite right, so Rogers kept the name and operated the Club for years. The Thanksgiving promotion, which included Turkey Bowling is somewhat famous on Pensacola Beach. Those who were there have vague memories since the drinks frozen birds were sliding across Ron Wilson, who was a bartender at Kevins way back then, sent a correct answer, but was not quick enough to outplay Trivia Tim. Wilson said those were crazy times which again substantiates the rather foggy memories of those who submitted answers. Good thing he has a different job in the vacation rental business. Jean Curtis stated from her perch behind the desk at the Beach Visitors Center that she does not email, but she does recall Turkey Bowling. I think I was there, at Kevins, when we had Turkey Bowling, said Jean. I called a friend to make sure I was there. I think I had a very, very good time. So, many of the recollections were recounted with the fun factored in. The Knights of the Roundtable pounded their tankards in salute to Turkey Bowling at Kevins. The Duchess of the Dunes Joanne Brooks was very clear with her answer sent with an Turkey at Kevins en la Playa. She will no longer be wearing her Queen of Wrong Answers crown, but does not relinquish the title, just in case. Monica McVay is a girl made for guessing. Her guess was on the mark, or the Kevin, this time. Big Bob Dority had to hunt down a turkey who knew the answer. Do you need a license to hunt for turkey answers? Is there a bag limit? Do you shoot, spear or trap them? Big Bob was successful in his hunt. His answer is being stuffed, suitable Businesses on the Beach have busied themselves with the Season Your Holidays events, getting all Christmassed-up. Twinkling lights and red bows. The tinseled toy soldiers and giant tree of lights greet all islanders who return home from the mainland. Santa is said to have made reservations for a Beach weekend. The Beach Chamber gurus have been quoted as sayname is Santa. Well, the Trivia Master is somewhat of a Scrooge this time of year, but since everyone is holly-jolly, he poses this easy question. What island in the Indian Ocean has a distinctly holiday son to identify this place and win a special edition Island Times t-shirt. Send your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth.net with trivia in the subject line. Include your name and phone number or the Grinch will send your answer in Who-ville. Deadline to answer is Tuesday, December 4. Good luck.PARADING ABOUTPensacola Beachs Rick Gordon is the Beach Chambers Parade Captain. He and his wife Susi travel to far away places like Maine each year, but Ricks always on the route ready to line up the festive and funky units on parade day. Look for Rick at the corner of Avenida 10 and Via de Luna with clipboard in hand on December 9.WHAT HIT THEMThe Big Apple has no idea that another form of super storm is headed her way. A delegation of partying Sisters of the Beach are New York City bound with a goal of shopping and sightseeing. They will ceremoniously of their familys good fortune to have them around. The honorees are Elaine Mitchell, Courtney Winstead, Ella Hess, Paulette Provost, Marilyn LeNormand, Charlyle Parrish, Nancy Kittel and their much younger chaperone Sharon Mattair. BIG BUCKSThe Krewe of Wrecks hosts a 50-50 drawing at their weekly meetings. Ebba Dampier is the energetic member heads that up with assistance from Mary Claus. Donna Gaskins won the fiftythree dollar pot at The Islander on November 19. If it sounds like fun, there are still some memberships available. Its a chance to be part of Pensacola Beachs original Mardi Gras krewe.FAVORITE DAYShelly Pittman, who manages to make the scene on the Beach while holding her full-time managers job at CVS, has declared that the Wednesday turkey frying day at The Break is her absolute, hands down favorite day on the Beach. The delicate aromas of cooking birds mixes with the warm wishes of thanksgiving among the locals. MICKEY AND MIMISusan Haselton-Kelley, our favorite Mary Kay lady, disneyed with her two granddaughters last week. Mimi, as they call her, even went to the Bibbity Bobbity Bootique, which we hear is a magical place with fairy dust and tiaras. The trip was her combined Thanksgiving and birthday celebration. BOOK LEARNINGThe Wooly Booger Social Club raised over $435 to send to victims of SuperStorm Sandy. Realizing that there may be some explanation about why they are who they are, Queen Shugah Deb Friedman included a copy of the must-read Mardi Gras book, To The Beat of an Island Drum. Theres a section describing the Social Club. Comic relief along with storm relief is headed to Long Island. RIDING HIGHDanah Gibson celebrates each day like it is her birthday, so she has to go big on her big day. Her plans for November 28 include a sunset visit to The Wheel and a photo session with the full moon. Happy Birthday to the FAUX TOURISTSWriter Mark OBrien and his wife Barb pretended to be tourists treating themselves to a weekend stay at Margaritaville to toast Barbs birthday. They settled in for some football and frozen concoctions at Bamboo Willies November 10, but had hit all the hot spots the night before. SYMPATHIESCathy Emma The Beach family bid farewell to Cathy Emma, who passed away on November 8 after a battle with cancer. Cathy was a member of the Krewe of Wrecks board in the very early years and served as krewe royalty in 1981. She is survived by her husband Tom, daughter Jennifer Lutz, son TJ Emma and their spouses; Zelius, Juliana Sozansky, Delores Wernet and Mitzi Baysden. Services were held at Gulf Breeze Methodist Church on November request donations be made to the Angel Tree at the Methodist Church in Gulf Breeze. Eric Marcey Former Gulf Breeze resident Eric Marcey passed away unexpectedly of a heart attack, November 12. He and his wife Claire live in Green Valley, Arizona, but remained close to their friends on Pensacola Beach. Eric was a well loved member of the Krewe of Wrecks and a stalwart at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. He was remembered at the Krewe of Wrecks meeting and the Wooly Booger Social Clubs Bawl with special toasts.


PAGE 5 Island Times November 27, 2012 The Santa Rosa Island Authority Board and audience erupted in applause multiple times during the November 14 Full Board meeting. Appreciation for a community volunteer, a retiring board member and comments for and against the proposed dog park brought cheers. SRIA Board Chairman Dave Pavlock presented a letter of appreciation to Beach resident Lila Cox for her commitment to her community and leadership in crafting the eco-tourism grant request. The Gulf Tourism and Seafood Promotion Grant request was funded for $500,000 and will be administered by the SRIA staff. It is through her generous volunteer efforts and assistance that we will see the Islands eco tourism vision furthered, said Pavlock. SRIA Board Member Vernon Prather bid farewell to the Board. He was the appointee of District 5 Commission Kevin White, who did not run for re-election. It was my pleasure to serve the citizens of Escambia County and residents of Pensacola Beach, said Prather. I learned so much and forged ships. Prather, who served for 8 years, recalled his first board meeting and left a message of advice to the remaining members. Chairman and he looked down to where I was sitting and asked Who is that kid from Molino? chuckled Prather. I have come a long way from that day, but, always remembered his adviceYou are not an individual on the SRIA Board. You are a member of the Board. The Board must act as a Board. Chairman Pavlock thanked Prather for his service amid a round of applause. Newly elected District Five Commissioner Steven Barry has appointed Janis Gilley as his SRIA Board representative. The proposed Dog Park on Pensacola Beach brought health officials, wildlife experts and interested citizens to the SRIA meeting. Karen Sindel, who proposed the Pensacola Beach Dog Park concept, updated the board about availability of water quality testing through the University of West Florida labs, the vote of support from the environmental group Emerald Coastkeepers and brought Escambia County Health Department representative Robert Merritt to answer questions. Dana Timmons, president of the Francis Weston Audubon Society implored the board to maintain the beaches as dog free. He reminded the board that the island is a critical habitat and nesting area for many endangered shorebirds and should be protected. Paul Barrett from Gulf Breeze piqued the Boards interest when presenting a nearby countys permitting process which requires fees, and applications signed by a veterinarian. The Pensacola Beach Advocates results were presented by President Jim Cox. At our annual meeting we took a poll which resulted in a three to one vote in opposition to a dog park, said Cox. The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce gathered 124 responses in a survey of their members. Sixty-one were fahad no preference. Comments and input from the group were included in the report. Longtime Beach resident Susi Cosner who favored the to take your dog to the beach. She said, If a gal says diamonds are a girls best friend, then she does not own a dog. Patt Cribb, who is a resident, thought it would negatively impact tourism for day and overnight visitors by allowing dogs to frequent Park East and Park West. Her concerns centered around the environmental and sanitary impacts. Board members Thomas Campanella and Fred Gant were not convinced a dog park was a good idea. Members Ed Guernsey and Tammy Bohannon spoke favorably about the proposal. Chairman Dave Pavlock said he was impressed with the people who cared enough to attend. We have opinions from the Audubon Society and Coastkeepers, both reliable and admirable. They dont agree, he said. We have the pulse of the community. This is not a dead issue; we need to decide what is right for the Beach right now based on facts not feelings. The motion to refer the matter to the Architectural and Environmental Committee for further study passed unanimously. A number of high dollar projects have been submitted to Escambia County for considerdistributed. The SRIA sent a letter to Commissioner Grover Robinson to request that RESTORE Act funds be allocated to six island projects totaling almost $25 million. A second letbeen approved. The projects include Gulf and Soundside beach renourishment, dune walkover enhancements, Sabine Channel Dredging, Gulfside Pavilion and surrounding area improvements, Turtle-friendly lighting, pedestrian boardwalks and pedestrian safety enhancements. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee made his report noting that there was a $5,000 sponsorship request for a Naval Aviation Museum event. The Board approved the funding but it came after Member Vernon Prather chastised the staff for not appropriately vetting the request and placing it as an agenda item. During the Boards Forum Member Tammy Bohannon asked for the directors and staff to work curing what she saw as a disconnect. She emphasized the need to increase communication, awareness and attention to following policy and procedure. Pensacola Beach businessman Jeff Elbert gave a history of his familys retail and tireless community involvement over the last three decades during the Visitors Forum. Island Style lost its lease and closed on November 11. We survived two recessions, a barge hitting the bridge, many hurricanes and an oil spill, lack of enough quality retail space on this island, said Elbert. As stewards of this beach, please encourage additional retail space be developed. We have plenty of bars, liquor stores and hotels. Please keep this in mind as you move forward. The SRIA Committees will meet Wednesday, November 28 at 5 p.m. in the boardroom at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas SRIA Gives Dog Park Further Study, Applauds Members And Volunteers Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic Time to DECK THE HALLS & the entire house! Gifts Galore Santa Shops Here! Gift Wrapping Vernon Prather at the Beach Chambers tropical themed Business After Hours in July 2012. In addition to SRIA meetings, Prather attended community events on Pensacola Beach.


PAGE 6 Island Times November 27, 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. rrrsGr rFrOstrsrMMr Mt 621 Cervantes Street Call for directions from the Beach native cafeowned & operated by friendly natives! Go Native Daily 7:30 AM to 3 PM Our sh tacos are the best! Serving Breakfast & LunchWho says we cant keep a secret on this Island? Well, youre wrong! The Queens of the Royal Shugah Table can and did. Not even the Queenelect knows in advance of the infamous Wooly Booger Kiss the Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl. (Neither does her family and thats the hardest part of the Royal Secret.) Of course that means a little slight of hand and maybe a few teensy, tiny white lies are necessary to ensure that the Queen Shugah-elect will be in attendance. This year I only had to make one phone call asking for help. In the true native island tradition of Wooly Booger spirit mixed with a double dose of Island love and a huge helping of Sisters of the Beach heart, Queen Shugah Jayne Drees Redmond dropped everything to respond with a single question, What do you need me to do? Knowing that whatever can go wrong usually does, I was not surprised to learn that for the Le Petit SOB name) did not plan to attend this years Bawl! Really, Jayne? Since she and her husband Johnny had just hosted their Annual Squirrel Grass Festival (youll have to wait in line for an invitation) at their beautiful Lodge Camp of Therapeutic Retreat and Rehabilitation, they had planned to spend the weekend cleaning the Lodge. Usually this could have been postponed (and was surprise!), but Jayne and Johnny were hosting their family for Thanksgiving Dinner. Luckily, I really did need Jaynes help with some stuff or I would have been a lot later getting to the Bawl. Yall know I was still late, but I would have been even later. The magnitude of tears weve all shared this past year, made it all the more sweeter to be able to surprise a treasured friend and sister with some well-deserved recognition. And the tears of joy shed by Queen Shugah Jayne proved that once again we had made the right choice. Personally, I cant wait to see her directing the Krewe of Wrecks Parade next year wearing her Wooly Booger Tiara. Special Thanks to Renee Mack and the staff of Paradise who not only make us feel at home, but work quickly and efrunneth dry. And thanks to the generosity of our community for reaching deep in their pockets to support the 50/50 drawing which Bawl. It was an excellent idea born from the generous spirit of Queen Shugah Deb Friedman to help those who suffered tremendous loss caused by Hurricane Sandy. Michael Sullivans daughter Michelle (who was raised on the island) lives in New York and will see that the money is spent where it is most needed. Unfortunately the bartenders did their job so well I cant remember how much was actually raised, but Im positive that someone does! Speaking of long time beach friends, this weeks recipe comes to us courtesy of Nancy she tended bar at the Tiki. They had hired a new manager who changed the name to The Right Stuff in an attempt to attract the military personnel. He also tried to discourage the locals who frequented the bar on a daily basis. What was he thinking? Whatever it was, it didnt work and he was soon replaced. He just never understood that the colorful locals were the second main attraction to the bar not to mention we were the only customers during the slow winter months. Nancy has been interested in jewelry design for many her dream and is the owner of Fire Sign Jewelry Design. During the summer months, you can jewelry at the Tiki Hut behind the Hampton Inn. (I know theres some irony there!) During the slow season, she works from her home studio and welcomes friends and customers to stop by and shop. You can check out her designs on the Facebook page named for her studio. Nancy also worked at the Sand Dollar Caf for several years, so you know she can cook. She came across this fabulous recipe and generously agreed to share. If you love caramel apples, then youre in for a nice surprise. This recipe is simple, delicious and perfect for kids of all ages. They will have great fun making these and so will you. So, lets cook Easy Caramel Apples Apples Caramel candySlice apples in half and remove core. Balance apple halves mel candy in microwave, checking every 30 seconds. Fill apple halves with melted caramel. Allow caramel to harden, and cut apples into slices. This would be a fun treat to have for the kids after the LightSanta Beach Parade. Enjoy and dont forget to share! See ya in the kitchen.. ARE YOU READY?We understand your insurance needs!850-623-8092CALL US TODAY FOR A QUOTE family owned and operated independent insurance agency Life, Business Auto & Motorcycle Commercial Vehicle Homeowners & Flood The time is now. The price is right. The annual pass that allows your car to travel through the Bob Sikes Toll Facility can be renewed for $50 through the end of the year. There are a variety of ways to renew your transponder. Applications are available in each lane of the toll facility, at the Santa Rosa and credit cards are accepted for payment. Completed applications and checks or money orders may be dropped off in any lane of the toll facility or mailed to the facility. The address is 415 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, Florida 32561. Renewals are accepted at the day from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Applications plus payment of cash, check, money order or credit card Credit card payments accrue an additional service charge of $2 or 2.5 percent. All 2012 transponders expire on December 31, so complete closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. New annual passes will go on sale starting Wednesday, January 2 beginning at 8:30 a.m. The cost for a new transponder is $50 for personal vehicles and motorcycles; $70 for commercial vehicles. Motorists must bring vehicles Motorcycles must also be available on site for staff to apply the sticker. Hours are extended to 6 p.m. for the entire month of January. New passes may be purchased all year long but there is no pro-rated price. motorists slow to 5 miles per hour when approaching the toll facility and use care when proceeding. For additional information call 850-932-2257 or www.sriaBeach Transponders Expire New Years Eve Applications for entries into the Lighted Boat Parade and the available online at pensacolabeachchamber.com or pick up at Beach VIC


Island TimesPAGE 7 November 27, 2012 Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 By Cross in the Sand A 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 It is a time of year to remember the things that are important to our faith and us. I thought it might be good to look at the faith journey we have on Pensacola Beach. Of course there is Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church and it is part of a Church that has a rich history through time. The Catholic Church has provided many good and wonderful things in the world. However, I wanted to take a moment to let you know some things about Pensacola Beach Community Church. It is part of the United Church of Christ denomination. Not to be mistaken with the Church of Christ. We are a very open and loving denomination. Some things we believe: We believe in Gods continuing testament to the world. We are committed to hearing and sharing Gods ancient story and make it new and fresh in our lives today. We also try to remain attentive to Gods creative movement in the world. We believe everyone should be welcome to worship together. This is why we insist that Gods communion table is open, not closed, and Gods gift and claim in baptism are irrevocable. We advocate justice for all. When you visit Pensacola Beach Church you will find hospitality as a sign of Gods inclusive love. We work with not against other denominations. We know that Gods love is great and we seek to share it on the beach. It is our goal to let people know that our purpose is to be an extension of Jesus Christ and the love that he shared with the world. We believe the churchs mission is to change lives. Please explore your own faith on this beautiful space God has given us. Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey Your Computer Pal What were the biggest computer scams of 2012? For the typical computer user, here are the Top 4. The most common one involved hacking into peoples email accounts and using the owners email addresses to send marketing messages. Many people found that their friends were receiving emails from their account that they had not sent. The messages usually contained a link to a website. When the friend clicked on the link, they were exposed to a virus that was on the website. Another scam, the most recent, was the FBI scam. On the users screen would be a message from the hacker, indicating that their computer had been locked down by the FBI. The user was instructed to buy a $200 money card and send it to the hacker so that the computer could be unlocked. The unhappy user soon found out that their money had been wasted and the problems were still there. The most annoying scam was the hard disk failure. To initiate the scam, the hackers would install an Internet virus program on the users computer. The user would then be instructed to buy a disk before it completely crashed. To make sure that the user was convinced, the virus program would begin to make the users data disappear. Again, even if the user paid the hacker, the virus remained in the computer and all of their data disappeared. Once the virus was professionally removed from the computer, the data could be made to reappear by unhiding it. has received an email message that says your account information needs to be updated. Heres the important thing to remember: No legitimate institution or business ever sends an email asking you to update your information through the Internet. It is simply an attempt to perform identity theft. The very first thing you should do after being hacked is to have your computer completely scanned with a good antivirus program. Then, change your important passwords. Also, put your own email address in your address book, so that you will have an early warning if a hacker starts sending emails from your email account. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. Tips for ship shape holiday packing are provided by Linda and Wally Schiessl at the UPS Store in Gulf Breeze. 1) Pack your precious presents in corrugated boxes with plenty of cushioning material. Do not wrap shipping boxes in paper. 2) Liquor boxes are not allowed even if there is no liquor accept them either. 3) Shipping of alcohol and tobacco products is prohibited. 4) Bubble wrap all breakable items. Cushion with at least 2 inches of Styrofoam "peanuts" around each item. Peanuts or other packing cushions can be purchased. (Newspaper traditionally has been used. It's a good way to recycle Island Times !) Rule of thumb when a box is shaken, no sound should be heard. 5) Secure along all seams of the box with shipping tape. Strapping tape is a good option. Masking tape, electrical tape and duct tape should not be used. 6) If box is being reused, remove all previous labels to avoid confusion. 7) Ship early. 8) Bring items to be shipped to the UPS Store and we will gladly pack and ship. Mark these dates on your calendar: December 11: Guaranteed Ground Delivery should be shipped by December 11. Shipping after December 11: Due to the volume of holiday shipping, please give your package a few extra days. A package which is ordinarily a two day transit may need three or possibly four days to arrive. According to the UPS.com website, UPS estimates it will deliver 527 million packages in the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, surpassing last years total of 480 million. Busiest Delivery Day: Thursday, Dec. 20, when UPS will deliver an estimated 28 million packages around the world, the equivalent of 300 packages every second of the day. For comparison, on an average day, UPS delivers 15.8 million packages and documents. Last chance: Packages can ship Saturday, December 22, from Gulf Breeze, next day air, for Christmas Eve delivery.Shake, Rattle And Roll Its Shipping TimeNick at Night, a St. Nicholas Family Fun Festival at St. Ann Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze, families of four are $20 with additional person, $2.50. There is more fun after the dinner concludes. An Ice Cream Bar, games and entertainment for middle and high school youth is scheduled in the gym immediately following clean-up. Participants are asked to bring their own cushion or blanket. For more information or to reserve your tickets contact Luz Gunn at luz@stanngulfbreeze.org is Saturday, December 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Nickelsen Hall. Join Bishop Parkes for dinner and a short Advent story. The event includes pizza, salad, drinks, free crafts, carnival games and prizes for the kids. It is hosted by the St. Ann Catholic Church Middle and High School Youth groups. Tickets are available at the door. The charge is $6 per adult and $5 per child. Packages for Catholics Host Nick At Night Festival


PAGE 8 Island Times The Lizzards Tongueby elizabeth hewsonNovember 27, 2012Call 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com Open everyday at 9 AM 850-934-3141 www.DalesBigDeck.com 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Tuesday, Nov 27: Thursday, Nov 29: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm. Saints kickoff at 7:20 pm Friday, Nov 30: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec 1: Mike Norris and Dennis Gossman, 7:30 pm Sunday, Dec 2: Southern Breeze, 3:30 pm Monday, Dec 3: Tuesday, Dec 4: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Friday, Dec 7: Karaoke with Becky, 7:30 pm Lighted Boat Parade Saturday, Dec 8: Ricky Lee Phelps and Dennis Gossman, 7:30 pm Sunday, Dec 9: The Blenders, 3:30. Stop by after the Christmas Parade! Monday, Dec 10:There's the old joke what do Christmas and cats on the beach have in common? Sandy claws (Santa Claus). Well I would like to see the Island Authority and dogs on the beach have something in common as well. Sandy paws. And that's no joke. Though I grew up on Pensacola Beach, I lived the majority of my adult life in southern California, home of the original Dog Beach. For the past 40 years, this dog beach has provided a place for dogs and their responsible humans to enjoy the sun, surf and sand together. The leashfree area, included the sand and the water, giving way to hours of Fetchin' Frisbee and Paddlin' Paws. Because none of my canine companions (Roy, Charlie, or Sally) could drive, I would make the hour long trek from north San Diego county to south San Diego county just so we could enjoy the beach together as a family. child. I inherited Roy from a former co-worker was who going through a nasty divorce. Actually the divorce was only really bad for the dog, as she decided to let the I-5 to spite her ex-husband who was away at Drill Sergeant School. Fortunately, another coworker rescued the 35-pound dog from the interstate who was still wearing his collar with her name and phone number on it. There was such a commotion in the I opened my door to see what was going on, a blonde ball of and hid underneath my desk. As the crazy receptionist tried to justify her actions, Roy had worked his way onto my lap. It was the consensus of my more sane coworkers that my husband had just left for a six-month deployment and I should take the dog. So I did and just like that I had become the parent of Roy, a dog I knew nothing about and wasn't getting any straight or coherent answers from his previous handler. After a quick visit to the vet, I learned some key information about Roy. He was just a puppy and 35 pounds was only the temporary weight of this bull mastiff mix. He hadn't been neutered (that was pretty obvious) and he needed all of his shots just in case. The vet suggested lots of exercise and socialization with others dogs. That is how I learned about Dog Beach. beach with Roy were interesting. so I would go very early in the morning when it wasn't crowded. Roy didn't like the water, but he loved to run in the sand and would retrieve his ball until I could no longer throw it. My arm would wear out before he did. As Roy continued to grow and mature and my dog handling skills improved, this became our Sunday morning ritual. Roy and I were Dog Beach regulars. He was friendly with all the big dogs and tolerated the small ones. He wouldn't venture too far away from me and was on voice command. Then one day, as I bent over to pick up his slobbered on sand covered tennis ball, a powder puff with legs came charging at me and licked my face. I am not sure if my 100-pound Roy was protecting me or thought it was a remote controlled chew toy, but it took a tennis ball to the side of his snout for him to release because "drop," "give", and "spit it out" weren't working. He and I left Dog Beach that day with our proverbial tails between our legs. He passed away six months later never to run the sands of Dog Beach again. Not too much time passed between Roy crossing to the Rainbow Bridge and the rescue of Charlie, a two-year-old severely abused mutt that came to me from the San Diego branch of FOCAS (Friends of the County Animal most humans and defensive towards other dogs. He just wanted to be left alone and not hit, kicked, or burned. Charlie, however, had some lab in him and he loved to swim. My same vet convinced me to take Charlie to Dog Beach, but keep him leashed until the water and then release him into the waves. I marveled at how Charlie naturally handled himself ing but his blonde face showing as he paddled in the waves, he looked like a baby sea lion from Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey. By the time he left the water, he was too tired to notice the other dogs and their humans. Of course, he always made himself into a sugar doughnut before we left. I sometimes wondered if that wasn't his way of blending in as we trotted back to the car. Dog Beach brought back to life an his former owners tried to beat out of him. He lived to be 16 and swam in the Atlantic Ocean, the Potomac River, ponds, lakes and pools. However, he never dipped a paw in the Gulf of Mexico for fear of being arrested. My final furry child was Sally, an Australian Shepherd Doberman Pincher mix. Social, smart and couldn't swim to save her life. That is until we took her to Dog Beach. Not wanting to be in the shadows of Charlie, she would goose step her way through the waves as Charlie would glide by. Eventually she learned to dog paddle. Sally loved Dog Beach because she could run free with furry friends and just be a dog. She lived to be 13 and proudly wore a life jacket while sailing and the Potomac River. She felt ily pool on a raft. She, too, never felt the sands of Pensacola Beach or the gentleness of the Gulf of Mexico on a warm, summer day. Sally was not a rule breaker. I truly hope that Pensacola Beach will soon have a place for canines to cavort. I've read the arguments against it and all I can say is that for 40 years the original Dog Beach, located in a state that is environmentally rigid and very litigious, is still furry, fun and fabulous. I may not be a dog owner now, but I will always be a dog lover. Until next time...Beach residents and Great Americans Pam and Frank Templeton entertain the crowds at the Veterans Day Parade, November 11.


PAGE 9 Island Times November 27, 2012 Time To Renew Bob Sikes Toll Bridge Annual Pass RenewalEarly Renewal November 1 December 30, 2012 for all Active Annual Passes Renew Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM to 5 PM REMEMBER There will be no January grace period. All 2012 active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2012. NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 2, 2013 at are Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM renewal applications available at: Any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility Renew By DEC 30Now Accepting Credit Cards(2 % or $2 min. bank fee applies)Visa & MasterCard Only ~ Those paying by credit card or cash must do so in person at the Drop off completed applications, with check or money order only, at any lane of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility, 24 hours per day, up to 5 PM on Dec 30, 2012 Mardi Gras Maven Happy Hour 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 PaddyOLearysIrishPub.com Authentic Irish Pub Texas HoldEmCollege & NFL FootballSunday Ticket DRINK SPECIALS Studio98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 offering Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach studio98hairdesigns.com United States Marines who formed Team Alpha and won the second annual Island Times Wacky Relay Race are (front row, L to R): PFC Anthony Mojica, PFC Brandon Munsey, PFC Jose L. Garcia, PFC Andres Herreravaca and PFC Richard Lara. (Back row, L to R): PFC Forrest, Mauger, PVT David Decasas, PFC Vadim Kalachik and PFC Phillip DuRussel.Elks, Tikis and Times Team Up For Thanksgiving Day EventBeing away from home on Thanksgiving can be a tough assignment, but Pensacola Beachs Jim Knell, retired Marine Corps Major, made it a little easier for 42 local Marines. He coordinates a Thanksgiving event which starts with a Wacky Relay race, a round of mini golf and is topped off by a sumptuous feast at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. The first year, we hosted the Marines for Thanksgiving Dinner with nothing to do but eat, said Knell. They ate all the desserts while waiting for turkey and trimmings to be served. We realized we needed to have more to keep them busy. With the help of the Tiki Island owners and Island Times, Knell hosts a few pre-meal activities. Innisfrees Sandra Fontenot was very helpful in scheduling the Tiki Island Golf and Games for us, said Knell. The Marines play a round of golf and we award a trophy to the winner. The golf follows a Wacky Relay race which is different each year. This year five teams of Marines had to deal with bouncing balls, balancing eggs and unraveling clues before crossing the finish line. Prizes were awarded to the top two teams and everyone received a scratch off lottery ticket, just for fun, said Shelley Johnson, Island Times publisher. Knell, who is the founder and coordinator of the Military Fishing Expedition in May, has already started planning for Thursday, November 28, 2013, next years Thanksgiving Day event. Bon Jour! How sweet it is Another powerful and charmed woman has risen to the rank of queen. Jayne Drees Redmond is wearing the sparkling tiara and title of Queen Shugah. Not the first time rhinestones have encircled her head. She was the Queen of the Mardi Gras serving as the Krewe of Wrecks First Mate. All Hail Queen Shugah XII and her Wooly Booger tribe. Diminutive Bobbi Cunningham, who is the 2012 Wrecks First Mate, has issued two royal edicts. Bring your gold coins and other forms of payment to the December 17 Wrecks meeting at Paradise. Its a Mardi Gras Faire full of vendors beginning at 3 p.m. Secondly, Tiara Night will be January 14 at Flounders. Time to dazzle, darlings. Royal etiquette allows only the reigning queen to wear the crown. This meeting is one of the few occasions, other than the Queens dinner, when you may sport royal headgear. Beware of self appointed, faux queens. Of course, a commoner who would try to pull that off, must not be from around here. Pop and Pardon Sisters of the Beach Christmas Luncheon is famous for bawdy songs and endless opening of champagne bottles. SOB and Flounderette Denise Keever graciously looks for her sisters to show up midday on the first Sunday of December. Arrival is cheerful and they leave very merry. Bananimals bought bling! Gena Raymon, Angela Moore, Karen Cook, Darlene Larkin, Mary Jo Tibbits and Carlette Howell must be trying to domesticate the krewe. Pinned on and ready to roll. Look for them at the Sandbar on the first Sunday of the month. Mardi Gras for MunchkinsDiana Harvey should get an award for bravery. She is the Captain of the Krewe of Kids. The only social scene for mini Mardi Gras revelers, the sign up meeting is January 5 at the Beach Church at 2 p.m. Its open to fifth grade and younger. They close their membership and only krewe members are invited to the Royal Doughnut Breakfast, January 19 from 8 to 9. Well, drag me by the hair into the Native Noontime Ball. The illusive Naugas have announced the theme at the January 26 soiree is pre-historic. Are you a Naugasaurus?


PAGE 10 Island Times November 27, 2012 Wooly Boogers gathered to Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye and crown a new Queen Shugah, Saturday, November 17 at Paradise.Offshore Chuck Brower Chuck Steele Lisa Busby and Danah Gibson Lee Hargrove, Kathi LewisMike Mardis, Susie Mardis, and Gwen Gibson Morrie DreesPaulette Provost, Judy LOignon, Rita Love Perry, Kathi Lewis, Christine Hewerdine, Jim Hill Queen Jayne and Audrey Preston G Cole, Mary Murphy and Big Bob Dority


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One hundred members heard updates on the tax lawsuit, environmental efforts, noise and lighting ordinances. Cox noted that the PBA has continued to work with the SRIA to prioritize major core area improvement projects as outlined in the Master Plan, lobbied the SRIA board to vote against automatically raising lease fees to meet the CPI, and serves as a voice with elected officials. PBA members traveled to Tallahassee to be present during the Supreme Court hearing regarding taxation. Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge attorney Danny Kepner, who presented oral arguments before the State Supreme Court on behalf of leaseholders, reviewed the case and the best possible outcomes. If we win, we want the judge to order the return of your money and tell the Property Appraiser and Tax Collector to stop taxing your improvements, said Kepner. I have no prediction about how the court will rule, but I feel good about the oral arguments that I presented. The Supreme Court is under no deadline by which to rule, so there is nothing to do but wait, according to Kepner. The attorneys are preparing to file a case contesting the 2012 taxes, with a deadline of December 3. JJ Waters, PBA Beachkeepers chairman, gave a years review of the environmental groups accomplishments. There are four areas of emphasis in our group, said Waters. Each subcommittee made great strides this year. The Alternative Transportation and Parking group, under Jay Baynes leadership, encouraged trolley ridership and reported that 16 new bikes racks have been placed on the island. The Recycling group, who hosts the very popular Recyclemania event, is chaired by Lois Hausman. This group has increased the number of condos and businesses who recycle through their education efforts. Portofino recycled 4.25 tons of items in one week during the summer, said Waters. That is a good example of the impact this group is making. The Dune Preservation group works with initiatives that support the islands dune infrastructure. The group, led by Terry Preston, continues to work with officials encouraging dune walkovers, fencing, renourishment and protection. Wildlife conservation is the fourth area of emphasis. In addition to an education program for visitors and residents the group spearheaded the first ever Sea Turtle Baby Shower. They are actively lobbying for a Wildlife Protection Lighting Ordinance in Escambia County. The super big news is the SRIA was awarded a $500,000 grant to promote eco-tourism, said Waters. PBA members Lila Cox and Beverly McCay were on the team who submitted the grant. This is a big win for Pensacola Beach. The Beachkeepers committees keep education as their primary focus for better stewardship of the fragile barrier island and its inhabitants. They are actively seeking additional members who would like to share in this important mission. Beach resident and PBA Board Member Ray Ascherfeld made a presentation about the Noise Ordinance and pledged to follow the progress and update the group. The courts nullified the current ordinance, said Ascherfeld. The County Commission and their attorney continue to work on a draft. It is the right time to establish a noise ordinance that makes sense for Escambia County. Each member was given a chance to review the proposed dog park details and was asked to vote. The group did not support the establishment of a Dog Park as proposed. The Pensacola Beach Advocates board named their new members for the 2013 year. Jim Cox will serve as president, Ray Ascherfeld, vice-president, Terry Preston, secretary and Glenn Windham, treasurer. Benjamin Stevenson and JJ Waters are board members. Information about PBA membership can be found online at www.pbadvocates.org.Residents Attend Advocates Annual Meeting Pensacola Beach Advocates Board of Directors includes (Standing, L to R) Benjamin Stevenson, Jim Cox and Ray Ascherfeld. Seated are JJ Waters and Terry Preston. Attorney Danny Kepner at the annual PBA meeting, November 12 at the Beach Church.Pensacola Little Theatre is proudly celebrating their 76th season. They are presenting A Christmas Story December 7-9 and 13-16. Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $14-$30 and children 12 and younger are half off. PLT is located inside the Pensacola Cultural Center at 400 South Jefferson St., Downtown Pensacola. For additional information, visit PensacolaLittleTheatre.com or ring 850434-0257. Holiday Classic Comes To Pensacola


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Island Times PAGE 15 November 27, 2012FOR RESULTS Island Times Info 850-324-2667Downtown Pensacola Beach Weekly ScheduleMonday: Sandshaker, 7 PM Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 PM Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 5 PM Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Poker Hotline 324-2667 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd DrTraceyPinkston.com Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston LIVING BRINGS IT IN. 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 OPENPhotos from Island events www.MyIslandTimes.com MostlyBy Candace Segar Personal Service Free Delivery Susan Haselton-Kelley 850-934-3865 MaryKay.com/shaseltonCelebrating 25 years as a Mary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantFree Gift with orders over $40 I love my customers! Kowabunga Breakfast with Saturday, Dec 8 at 8 a.m. Surf Burger ARIES (March 21 to April 19) You've let yourself be distracted from what's really important. But love finally gets your attention this week. However, it comes with a challenge that could create a problem. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Be careful not to bully others into following your lead. Best advice: Persuade, don't push, and you'll get the cooperation you need to move forward with your plans. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Resist the urge to gloat now that you've proved your detractors wrong. Instead, charm them back into your circle. Remember: A former foe can become your best ally. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might want to claim all the credit for making this holiday season special. But is it worth producing a lot of hurt feelings by rejecting offers of help? Think about it. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Ignore a co-worker's questionable behavior. Instead, put your energy into making your own project special. Then sit back and purr over your well-deserved applause. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) You might not want to accept those suggested changes in your workplace. But don't chuck them out before you check them out. You could be happily surprised. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Your holiday planning might have to take a back seat for a bit so that you can handle a problem with a friend or family member. Your schedule resumes by the 8th. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Relationships in part of the week, including in the workplace. Also expect some overdue changes in a personal situation. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) "Prudence" should be your watchword this week. Best not to be too open about some of the things that are currently happening in your life. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Money is on your mind, so you'd best mind how you're spending it. Take another look at that holiday budget and see where you can make adjustments. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving to revive an old friendship could open some old wounds. Are you sure you want to risk that? Think this through before making a commitment. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your need to know more about a new friend could lead to some startling revelations. Best advice: Keep an open mind about what you learn until all the facts are in. Ode To A Teenager When you get older, you never think that you will get to relive your teenage years. Most of us wouldnt want to relive our teenage years. Some of us are surprised that we survived our teenage years. This leads me to tell you about one of our wonderful nephews, Harry, who is almost entertained Harry for a weekend. I use the word entertain loosely. Harry, in typical teenager form, slept til noon, devoured massive amounts of food and entertained us with loud music. Fortunately for all three of us, we like the same music. As he settled in for the weekend, we made no demands. Ralph told him he could play his music as loud as he wanted to. The next thing we knew, at high noon the music came rushing in loud and clear. Ralph just chuckled as we sat and listened to Harrys music choices. We had a movie marathon with Harry picking out the also had a drumming session with the jmbe drums. Everybody was in rare form! We faltered when we did not have the cable to connect the stereo with the iPod. That was a bit embarrassing because Ralph and I are both electrical engineers, but we are dinosaurs. I swear I have Centurys electronic technology. And the odd thing is as he is kicking and screaming, he really electronic technology. Harrys cousin, our wonderful nephew Jeremy, introduced us to the series, The Walking Dead. Jeremy convinced me to watch the series. The problem was I was too afraid to watch it initially by myself. Enter Harry! He discovered that I had purchased season one. He watched it with me and allowed me to scream through I became use to the walkers and could handle it like anyone else. Needless to say Ralph and I both watched seasons 1 and 2 together so Ralph could be in the groove with the latest hot TV series. Anyway I digress. Harry is a wizard with electronics. He can set up the Bose stereo with his iPod, work on his program on the computer and text message his friends pretty much simultaneously. Somehow he managed to get his Geometry homework done. I dont his busy schedule. He manages though. I thought about what had changed for teenagers today versus what we experienced as teenagers. In some ways not much has changed. We slept late, played our music loud and watched movies on television. I marvel at my nephews minds and capabilities. I appreciate their insightful thinking that includes both Ralph and me. And now Barrett, Jeremy and Rachaels son is following in their footsteps. (Now, he is only ten months old.) Well, he has a penchant for good music. I sing the Beatles songs, and Barrett sings right along with me. And by the time he is a teenager he will probably be dragging Ralph and me further into the Twenty-First Century electronics. And who knows there may be a little Harry by that time and the beat goes on!


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Island Times PAGE 17 November 27, 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 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 LindaMurphyRealtor@bellsouth.netis ready to assist you at 850-748-0865 LINDA TAYLOR MURPHYREALTOR tinental Hotels Group 2012 Torchbearer Award and the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award during the IHG Americas Investors two hotels to receive the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award. It honors the vision, the values, and the memory of the Holiday Inn brand founder Kemmons Wilson. The hotel selected for this prestigious award must be a recipient of the 2012 Torchbearer award, which was presented to only 102 hotels within the Americas chosen from the IHG system of more than 4,500 hotels. The hotel must also demonstrate a consistent and ongoing commitment to its guests, its employees and its community. To receive the Torchbearer Award is a testament to the hard work of our staff said the hotels General Manager, Beverly McCay. But to receive the Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Family Award is an acknowledgement of the teams honorable character and core values. It is a huge privilege to receive the award on the 60th anniversary of The hotel is a good steward of Pensacola Beach, most recently sponsoring and hosting the Sea Turtle Baby Shower. McCay, who was raised on Pensacola Beach, has been the General Manager since 1986. Beach Hotel Wins BigHoliday Inn Express Receives Prestigious Award Pensacola Beach Holiday Inn Express General Manager Beverly McCay


Island Times November 27, 2012 PAGE 18 The School Bell RingsPlease recycle. Share Island Times with a friend. HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing TOP HONORSPensacola Beach Elementary School is a top notch place to begin your education. After attend Gulf Breeze Middle. Former Beach School students who earned a place on the Gulf Breeze Middle School honor roll durperiod are:6th Grade A Honor RollAustin Earle, Devon Elliott, Annabel Jacobs, Hannah May, Nicole Niven, Sophia Slobodian, Sydney Truax and Emily Wang.6th Grade AB Honor RollCarlee Amberson, Olivia Chaney, Katarina DentonLytwyniuk, Ariel Deputy, Jesiah Fitzgerald, Chloe Huntley, Kyle Imm, Cayson McCurdy, Harrison O`Daniel,Ashley Price, Ethan Roberts and Joshua Thompson. 7th Grade A Honor RollKedron Burt, Heidi Elkins, Abigail Jacobs, Macy Mateer, Meredith McCurdy, Katelyn Stahl, Lauren Stokes, John Sweet 7th Grade AB Honor RollBlair Amberson, Bryce Callahan, Morgan Churchill, Taylor Duhe`,Kelsey Gallagher, Avery Gibson, Joseph Goodroe, Hanah Mabire and Larissa Medve. Colin Adams, Benton Byrd, Michele Dunne, Richard Earle, Mary Elliott, Kylie Finkbone, Jack Flores, Maddie Grace McCurdy and Reilly Thompson. Parker Baynes, Angelica Dempsey, Justin Fruitticher, Daniel Green, Patrick Hodges, Reddon McLaurine, Kirk Pennewell and Joshua Priest.HO HO HOThe very talented students at Pensacola Beach Elementary will present their Holiday Concert, Friday, December 14 at Our Lady at 6 p.m. Open to all. No charge, but plenty of good holiday spirit. CALL FOR ARTISTSIsland Style Navarre is hosting the Season Your Holidays Coloring Contest. Entries are available at the Beach VIC beginning November 29.ON THE CALENDARSemester break will be from December 19 through January 2. There will be no classes at Pensacola Beach Elementary and Gulf Breeze Schools. Sarah Newberry, Miami Yacht Club races with crew Kenny Pierce in Santa Rosa Sound during the 2012 U.S. Multihull Championships for the Hobie Alter Trophy, Saturday, November 17. As she passes the two committee boats, she was on her event is hosted by the Key Sailing and the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. Sarah Streater and Joseph Bello of the Fort Lauderdale Championships for the Hobie Alter Trophy, November 15-18. Dynamic Sailings Team of Eric Witte and Tyler Holmes, center, were contested in Santa Rosa Sound. 2012 U.S. Multihull Championships for the Hobie Alter Trophy Results 1. Sarah Newberry/Kenny Pierce, Miami Yacht Club 2. Sandra Tartaglino/Glenn Holmes, NENSA 3. Eric Witte/Tyler Holmes, Dynamic Sailing 4. Sarah Streater/Joseph Bello, Lauderdale Yacht Club Newberry and Pierce were undefeated Nov 15-18 on Santa Rosa Sound. They won all 14 races, including four on Saturday. The 2012 edition of the U.S. Multihull Championship was hosted by the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club.


Island Times PAGE 19 November 27, 2012 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 www.KeySailing.com OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsHOBIE Kayaks Will hold for ChristmasCold weather means huge Expert angler Fran Cox of Gulf Breeze took home a at Fort Pickens November 17. A little bit of a so much sweeter for Denver Dillard. He on six pound line. Bull Reds are keeping anglers busy in the waters near Ft. Pickens. Late afternoon fishing times have been the most productive. Sandshaker.com 850-932-2211 MON: 10 AM -Close Half Price BARE. Football, Poker, Trivia,7:30 TUES: 10 AM -Close $2 Drinks. Karaoke 8 PM WED: $2 Ladies Nite. 5 PM -Close Mike Jencks Band, 8:30 PM THURS: 7 PM -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Live Music SUN: 9PM TIL KARAOKE & MUSIC Somethings always Shakin Thurs-Sun LIVE BANDS BEST DRINKS! BEST PRICES! BEST SERVICE!Thur 11/29 Hotel Oscar 8 PM Fri 11/30 The Mainstream 9 PM Sat 12/1 The Mainstream 9 PM Sun 12/2 Crosstown 4 PM Thu 12/6 Tim Spencer 8 PM Fri 12/7 Banana Republic 9 PM Sat 12/8 Banana Republic 9 PM S un 12/9 Reed Lightfoot 4 PM appearing live on the Shaker Stage Looking for fun? SHAKIN SPECIALS After the Beach Christmas Parade $3 Bushwackers Stage Stage Lets Party!


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