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Island Times Volume VIII, Number 21 Pensacola Beach, Florida February 5, 2013 Beach Krewes Ready To Roll Into Parade Weekend Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler


PAGE 2 Island Times February 5, 2013 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 where the After Parade Party to distribute the sought after Wrecks Ready To RollKrewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade Route Sunday, February 10 Parade rolls at 2 p.m. Float Award Ceremonies follow at Gulfside Pavilion Avenida 10Via de LunaSpringhill SuitesSidelines Crabs Casino Beach Parking Lot GULFSIDE PAVILION parade start Terrific Tips For A Perfect Parade Day They Are Grand!Holly Shelton and Don Snowden Serve As Wrecks Parade Grand Marshalls


Island Times PAGE 3Forever ...Barefoot on the BeachAs a tribute to Jane Waters who passed away January 10, 2012 Island Times will continue to run some of Janes favorite columns for your enjoyment February 5, 2013 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 February 9 February 9 PM February 10 PM No charge. February 11 AM February 12 PM Open to the February 12 PM encouraged to attend and enter. No charge. Gulf Breeze Celebrates The Arts19thAnnualMarch 9-10150 s Publicwww.GulfBreezeArts.orgMore info: The Islander Newspaper October 4, 1985 The Krewe of Wrecks was born on a bone-chilling, overcast, misty day in November of 1979. A handful of characters, who were either brave or brain damaged gathered in Delgados (now Flounders) to talk about establishing a Mardi Gras celebration on Pensacola Beach. Frank Douglas, Larry Giesel, Allen Dean, Rudy Delgado, Shirley Womack, Jane Waters and some guy sitting at the bar met on that miserable day to give birth to a heretic plan to have fun on the beach in the winter. ever restrict the membership to residents of the beach and Gulf Breeze. Larry was elected treasurer. Shirley became secretary, Frank and Jane were name co-chairmen, Rudy tended bar, and the guy on the bar stool muttered, Ill drink to that every time a motion was passed. The fact that only one person on that original committee had ever been near a Mardi Gras celebration did not deter these fools who walked in where angels would have unstrung their harps before they would have tread in such uncharted territory. Quickly that year the membership of the Krewe of Wrecks grew to thirty stalwart souls. We had a champagne breakfast, free red beans and rice, a Grand Costume Ball, a parade, a parade party, and we had a smashingly good time. thing else! We had about six or seven units of one sort or another enterednot much of a show. At the last minute, Nasty Billy decided he would be the Parade Marshall. He stormed into Dirty Joes and somehow conned ten of his buddies into actually painting their cars, trucks, and motorcycles into Mardi Gras floats. They have all disappeared now, but for years, a few beach residents drove around in brightly painted and permanently decorated Mardi ated a pirates costume out of ragged jeans, a red shirt and a black hat. He mounted a giant truck, climbed up on top and rode, waving madly to the few spectators who just kept shaking their heads, wondering how they found themselves watching this eerie display on Via de Luna Drive in February. The secret committee was committee named Harry Gowens, Captain of the Krewe, and Shirley Womack, First Mate. Those two set the pace for a series of rulers who have reigned over their beach subjects with charm and warmth. If they have not always been to Shirleys famed dancing performance in the street in front of Kevins. That Spring on Easter Sunday afternoon, the Wrecks threw another party for themselves, again. And in the Fall, the insatiable partyers brewed up a Halloween Bash. Back then it was as if there could never be too much of this good thing the Krewe of Wrecks. All of which brings us to Mardi Gras, 1986. This year, the Board has restored the Halloween Party. Thats good news for all the Wrecks. And they have made some other changes. The rowdy Champagne Breakfast will be on Saturday the parade on SundayRed Beans and Rice on Monday and the Grand Costume Ball on Fat Tuesday. The Board reviewed space the major events to allow for recovery time. It looks like a good year for the Wrecks. As a News Journal reporter once wrote, The Krewe of Wrecks on Pensacola Beach is fueled by champagne. Amen! Let the corks begin popping. The good times are about to roll again. Shoe Box Float Contest TUES 2/12 8 pm Paradise


PAGE 4 Island Times February 5, 2013 PEOPLE?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia?? ????? ? ? ??? ? ??? ? Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Parrotheads shop here! u are 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com FEB 10 Krewe of Wrecks Parade 2 PM We are directly on the parade route! Join us...WADE BAKER BAND FEB 12 SHOE BOX FLOAT CONTEST plays 8 pm FEB 9TRUE BLUE Boogie, Inc all day FEB 16 Happy Mardi Gras! FEB 8POSI TONES get the party started SUN DOGS Dance in the Sand FEB 17BLUES JAM Sunday Afternoon starts about 3 pmFeb 21 THE BEACH CATS Feb 22 NACE BROTHERS Feb 23 & 24 JEFF STRAH AN Feb 26 EL DUB Feb 28 JOHNNY SANSONESYMPATHIESBeach friends and family attended a memorial service at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church to honor Virginia Rutledge who passed away January 23. The family requests that memorial donations be made to Emerald Coast Hospice or to St. Francis Church. Rutledge, who lived on the Beach, was 95-years-old. VIVA LA VIVIANTucked into the Via de Luna Shopping Center is the Beach Laundry. The only place like it on the island, and if you dropped in their over the last three decades you undoubtedly were greeted by Vivian Dancer. Well, the Queen of Fluff and Fold has decided to retire. She will join her husband Richard at home, but wont be idle. She has family to care for and according to her friend Jean Curtis, she may make a few trips to the Biloxi casinos each month. FUR EVER HOMEA lucky pup ambled his way into the heart of Jenyne Strickland last month. The friendly little fellow was found wandering in the Tristan Towers parking lot on January 10, so Strickland took him in and launched an all-out luck, much to her childrens liking. A new dog to add to her pack. TWICE AS NICESam Magee purchased a of 50/50 tickets to support her during the Moon Pie Party, January 18 at the Shaker. She won a and then, they drew her ticket in the 50/50. Congrats. ROCKIN RADIO DJJan Casey peps up the airwaves at Soft Rock 94.1. She got very excited about the Kids and Kritters parade on the Beach and spread the word to her listeners and her colleagues. She is already years event. SIDEWALK HEATS UPGena Raymon is a very busy person during the Mardi Gras season as an active member of the Krewe of Bananimals board and a former queen. She also has her Sidewalk Social Directors crown to wear every so often sending out hush hush e-vites for Dayna Haines January 21 birthday bash which was held at the Sandbar. Dayna shares her day with Krewe of Bananimals royal gals Dianne HEY BABEThe Krewe of Brewe was originally an all-male krewe, so they hosted a Beach Babe Contest each year. The lovely gal would be showered with gifts and earned a place on the Brewes now is co-ed, but has maintained the tradition of picking a Beach Babe. This years winner Maylyn Kualapai was named at the Sandshaker, January 26. Michelle Federick was the runner-up. The krewe also crowned their 2013 Queen, Terri Connell. BEACH DREAMINGThe Island Authoritys ad agency exec Susi Robichaux is touting the beauty and fun of Pensacola Beach to everyone. Robichaux, who is with EW Bullock Associates, hosted Donna Vieria with Dreamscapes Magazine for a beachside interview at Margaritaville, January 30. Vieria is prepping stories for the Dreamscapes Guide to Florida. This is a Canadian publication.SWEETHEART SAILPensacola Beach Yacht Club is full of romantic racers. They are hosting a Valentine Regatta, February 16. Learn more at www. pensacolabeach-yc.org. The Duchess of the Dunes accused the Trivia Master of rolling fast and loose with the term parade when asking for the 1981 Krewe of Wrecks parade route. She said what the Wrecks lacked in quantity was made up by characters. John Brown, who built most of Flounders woodwork, drove a horse and hay wagon with Charlie Brooks aboard, she wrote. I do not believe there were enough floats to stretch from Sabine Yacht & Racquet Club to the entrance to Villa Sabine to start that parade. So... they started from a little to the west of Sabine Yacht & Racquet Club and went toward to the east. But, I do remember John Brown coaching the horse to climb a ladder to the top of Kevins. The TM invokes the I read in The Islander it must be true rule. The esteemed publisher and founder of the Beach Mardi Gras Jane Waters wrote the March 10, 1981 edition, Pensacola Beach deputies motorcycle units and squad cards guided the parade along the route from Villa Sabine to Avenida 12, and back to Via de Luna. The after parade party was at Kevins. The whole affair took place on Fat Tuesday. The Order of the Half Right was hosting a reunion in this edition. The Princess of Trivia, Jayne Drees wrote, Villa Sabine and proceeded to the east. Amy Drees and Liz Waters were mersure where it ended, either Dirty Joes or Flounders? Kathy Christoff wrote, The starting point was the old Holiday Inn on Fort Pickens to the ending at Kevin's En La Playa. I have read that Kevin's was at the corner, unfortunately I have no idea where that was! The Corner should be on the list of historic points of interest in Downtown Pensacola Beach, Kathy. Ask some of the long time beach family who frequented and Dirty Joes for stories about The Corner. Some of the stories might be true. The venerable Knight Sir Morrie Drees got the general start area correct but had the parade disbanding at the Elks Lodge. A big pair of scissors and the Half Rights could share a shirt. For the record, Kathy Christoff wants the top half. Big Bob Dority remembered the Fire Station was the starting point of Wrecks parades of yesteryear. Melanie Waite agreed, adding that the end point was the Holiday Inn. Correct, but not in 1981. Ron Wilson, a self-proclaimed beach rat, recalled a parade from PegLegs to the Casino Gwen Foster is not thawing out in Jersey nor are her answers getting warmer. She thought the parade rolled along Panferio noting that the back streets would have been a preferable place to host a parade. The Krewe of Wrecks went right down the main drag, which in the 1980s was a much smaller thoroughfare than it is now. The Trivia Master will throw an easy one out there for you. In the spirit of Mardi Gras, what year was the first Mardi Gras parade held in the Big Easy? Put down your King Cake and answer this question. The to send the correct answer to islandtimes@bellsouth.net will win a trivia t-shirt. Be sure to put trivia in the subject line and include your name and phone number. The deadline to answer is appropriately, Fat Tuesday, February 12. Happy Mardi Gras!


PAGE 5 Island Times February 5, 2013 HATS Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Wallwww.weatherfords.net HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing The Santa Rosa Island Authoritys master plan required that the Visitors Information Center be relocated. The plans implementation has an uncertain time line, so the Architectural and Environmental Committee unanimously approved a request to seek plans and pricing to renovate the Center at their January 23 meeting. SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee said the twenty-yearold building is insufficient in size and function to accommodate the staff and the visitors to the Island. He requested approval to enlist SRIA architect John Tice to prepare a conceptual plan to increase the building by 600 square feet and renovate the interior and exterior. The current office space is a former broom closet, chided Lee. The increased size will allow the staff more lobby space and give our visitors a better experience. We can return with the cost estimates, but whatever it takes to make it first class, is what we need to do. The Committee also approved an update to the Soundside Centers development plans. The commercial area which currently has a strip center of retail and restaurants, the Wheel and a free standing retail parcel, would add in two phases a 16,000 square foot restaurant and 272 room hotel. The hotel has parking decks incorporated into the overall design. SRIA Director of Developmental Services Paolo Ghio noted that the hotel construction is contingent on the Wheel vacating the property. Its like a jigsaw puzzle to make everything fit, said Ghio. Right now the leaseholder is trying to determine if the SRIA will approve the two phases. The approval was unanimous with Committee Chairman Ed Guernsey thanking Innisfree Hotel Director of Development Rich Chism for their investment in Pensacola Beach. The Development and Leasing Committee will receive an update next month on a 1,000 page report compiled by Carr, Riggs and Ingram, CPAs. The Committee is seeking a clear picture of lease fees and ad valorem taxes levied on island residents. A summary sheet reflected 3,838 residential leaseholders pay $3,184,187 in lease fees; and $6.7 million in ad valorem taxes to the County. According to Committee Member Tammy Bohannon the amount does not include the taxes paid to the School Board. The summary does not address taxes and fees paid by commercial leaseholders. In other business, Bohannon noted that County Engineer Matt Mooneyham will be addressing the board on February 13 regarding core area redevelopment projects. Bohannon lightheartedly called the committees attention to the newly padded arms at the Bob Sikes Toll Facility which have Welcome to Pensacola Beach imprinted on them. The upgrade greets drivers and protects cars from the untimely dropping of the arm. The financial outlook of the Santa Rosa Island Authority is strong. Director Dottie Ford presented the Administrative Committee a report on collections from November 2013 which showed an 11.3 percent increase over the previous year. The expenses were less than anticipated. Groups who seek SRIA event sponsorship or donations now have a form to fill out. Committee Member Fred Gant said support should be for events and organizations which help the beach or further the mission of the SRIA. Director of Administration Russell Scarritt will add a checklist and narrative to address that. The Sponsorship Request Application, as presented, was approved. Public Safety Director Bob West works on the details of the Blue Angels Air Show year round. He announced that the United States Coast Guard will provide support boats for the Show, unless they are otherwise engaged in a mission. Since the Air Show cannot be performed without the center point and crowd right boats, the Committee voted to allow West to seek commercial vessels to use if necessary. Its just this simple, said West. No boats. No planes. The Air Show is our biggest event. We need to have an alternative plan to fall back on. The SRIA Full Board meets on Wednesday, February 13 at 5 p.m. at #1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open to the public. The agendas are available at www.sria-fla.com.Committee Reports Include Upgrades To Toll Plaza, Visitors Center If you have a good time at the Krewe of Wrecks events, say thank you to the Board members who volunteer tirelessly to organize the fun. Sec Wreck Melanie Waite, left and Running Around Wreck Jeff Goudey are conferring at the Nereids Moon Pie Party at the Shaker January 18. Krewe of Nereids King John Thomas, left, is surrounded by krewe members (Clockwise) Kathi Lewis, Judy LOignon and Elaine Mitchell at the Moon Pie Party at the Sandshaker. The Nereids will parade in the Krewe of Wrecks parade, February 10.


PAGE 6 Island Times February 5, 2013 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 cafe Serving Breakfast & Lunch thru Feb 12 Mardi Gras I realized that I might be the only person to have a rug on my bed and Christmas tree skirts hanging in my closet (year round). Im not complaining, Im counting my Blessings. I also have an adored bright green wig that gets more amazing to me each time I wear it. (And yall know I wear it a lot.) People seem to be attracted to the fun of it. They ask for pictures (Im not exactly camera shy) and I love to be introduced to new friends. I think the admirers are enjoying it almost as much as I am. I also receive a lot of compliments (another thing I do not mind at all). You wont believe how many times Ive been told that its a good look for me and I should wear it all the time. Well, that is my plan. In two more years, when I turn 60, I plan to wear that green hair on a regular basis. It wont be just for Mardi Gras or St. Patricks Day anymore. Theres another Blessing. I have to share something posted on my Facebook page by my friend and sister Amy Depew. It reads, Someone who leaves a trail of glitter will never be forgotten! All I know for sure is that fairy dust is swirling all over our Island and can probably be seen in space. They may be wondering right now what the heck is happening in that area twinkling and sparkling in vibrant purple, green and gold. (Added to the Blessing list) Ive been leaving a trail of feathers, too. Its usually from boas; but not this year. I loved the Angel Wings from the Christmas Parade so much that You might see me in wings of every sort at celebrations, happy hours or whenever I feel the need to spread my wings. So my costume for the Naugastoric Champagne Breakfast was the High PriestesSauras. Please remember that I dont do research and I dont really care if not, so hold the e-mails please. Most people thought I was a dark angel but Im guessing the Champagne most likely distorted their vision so they couldnt read (or see) Nauga High Priestess in the center of my wings. Not to mention, that we do make up this stuff. Its always the largest party on the Island during Mardi Gras and the most fun. You never know what youll see walking through the door or on the dance Queen Becky Elbert Collins Theres no doubt shell rule with her gracious, kind and loving heart. We can rest easy because all our Naugas will be cared for and protected. Usually the Krewe of Brewe hosts their Beach Babe Contest at the Sandshaker right after the Nauga Breakfast ends each year. This year they decided to also announce their 2013 Queen. This surely made it an extremely long day for their reigning Queen Gwen Gibson who was at the Nauga Breakfast at 8 a.m. But she attended and passed on her tiara with the same grace, dignity and gentle heart with which she reigned as Queen of Brewe. Tiaras off to retiring Queen Gwen and congratulations to 2013 Queen Terri Connell! Now Ive gotta get to my real assignment cause there are more parties to prepare for, Queens Dinners to attend, a to attend, paperwork to be done, never ending laundry, another Champagne Breakfast, a street dance, a big Parade, Red Beans and Rice and a Coma Procession with a Shoe Box Float Contest! Thank God I managed to unload the kitchen sink into the dishwasher last night. We were down to plastic forks (although thats usually provided with take-out). This recipe is shared by Melanie Waite. I was unable to attend her Twelfth Night Party but she never has a shortage of guests. Its always a great party so she probably has a waiting list. It seems that some confusion has occurred for the last couple of years concerning the baby in the King Cakes. Last year, the Queen bringing the cake thought the baby was already in the cake. So there was no baby at all. Apparently bakeries have decided to add the baby to the box instead if baking it in the cake. Along with so many other things, it has become a liability since someone could choke or swallow it (that means another lawsuit which has taken the place of accepting any personal responsibility for your own actions as we were taught). According to Melanie, this time three babies were hidden in the cakes by a well-meaning by Harry Hewson (the Kid, not the Colonel). This was Harrys was very proud to be King, havcakes! Happy ruling to King Harry and his two Queens, D.J. Zemenick and Daun Dodson! Now, lets cook. 1 stick butter softened 1 can cream style corn 1 can Rotel tomatoes with chiles 1 6 oz. can crab meat Melt butter and cream cheese, stirring to break up the green onions. Simmer, stirring separate. Add the canned items and heat through. Add half and half and seasonings to taste. vors, being careful not to boil. Enjoy, share and Happy Mardi Gras! See ya in the kitchen


Island Times PAGE 7 February 5, 2013 The Seagulls Sing www.bankofthesouth.com 136 FORT PICKENS ROADPENSACOLA BEACH 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 LOBBY CLOSED FROM 1-3 PM EACH DAY. DRIVE UP OPEN DURING ALL BANKING HOURS. Bank of the South Island BranchFull Service Banking Close to Home Jennifer Byrom, P.A. The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. 916-9000 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 Half Do and Half Don't BY MIKE WILLETT 2013 I really must wonder if we are living in a blunder Have you watched the History of today ? We won't learn from the past the lessons that last Divide and conquer is our chosen way. No way we can fall Americans have it all At least that is what they all say. So we keep our chin up, Pride runs us amuck Eventually towards Judgement Day. So living in peace to say the least Is accepting life's different views. We cannot be divided even though I've implied it Civil War will be tomorrows news. If I had the answer, it is the singer and the dancer That unleash our souls from the blues. So take a much different look at your own History book I bet your past is riddled with clues. Don't believe what I say because I have written this way Flowing directly into your soul. It's the words that invoke the Spirit has spoke See the past or put your head in a hole. So however you take it somehow we all fake it To keep our Souls warm from the cold. And whatever we do it's only me and you The Golden Rule is really what is Gold. Whether buying or selling, I can assist you! at midnight on Fat Tuesday, the solemn Lenten Season begins with Ash Wednesday. Traditionally, priests will draw a cross on a parishioners forehead with ash as a symbol for repentance and forgiveness. Services will be held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church, 920 Via de Luna on Pensacola Beach, Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. In Gulf Breeze, St. Ann Catholic Church, 100 Daniel Drive will hold Ash Wednesday services February 13 at 6:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.stanngulfbreeze.org.Ash Wednesday Services Set The 11th annual Emerald Coast Metaphysical Festival, hosted by Unlimited Horizons, will be February 23 to 24, at the Crowne Plaza Grand Hotel Pensacola, with 2 full days of guest speakers and more than 75 vendors, psychics, readers, healers. This is rare opportunity to sample the largest gathering of psychics, mystics and metaphysical vendors on the Emerald Coast. More information at www. UnlimitedHorizons.org.Festival Hosts Mystics, Vendors, And Psychics


PAGE 8 Island Times February 5, 2013 Call Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 www.denrem.com denrem@denrem.com Ready To Buy? Homes for Sale GULF BREEZE 4/3 $209,900 2/1.5 $99,900 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 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 www.lawbordelon.com Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 John S. BordelonMaster of Laws 850-932-2323 Move In Specials Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies 24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage Advantage The School Bell Rings WHATS UP DOC Beach School Grad Eleni Weisnicht attends the University of Colorado in Boulder. She recently interviewed and has been accepted at Rocky Vista School of Osteopathy. Her proud parents are Beach residents Bill and Maria Weisnicht. Her brothers are Brian and George Weisnicht, also Beach School grads. SUCCESSFUL SPELLER student at Pensacola Beach Elin the schools spelling bee. She is competing in the Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee this week. ROYAL KIDS The Krewe of Kids crowned their court in ceremonies at the Beach Church during their Royal Doughnut Breakfast, January 19. Queen Abigail Pohlen and King Zack Smoker were joined on the royal court by Princess Laken Harvey, Prince Jack Landis and court members Ivey Johnson and Krish Bharadhwa. IN THE SWIM Beach School fourth grader Madeline Taylor spends a lot of her time in the water, training with the Clubs competitive swim program. She attended a meet at the University of West Florida, January 19-20, where she was among several hundred entries from across three states. TOP STUDENTS Congratulations to the following Pensacola Beach Elementary School students who were named to the Honor Roll for the second nine weeks. Sarah Farejs First Grade "A" Honor Roll Zoey Amjad Elizabeth Bruce Jacob Clifton Nicholas Collins Parker Cote Caleb Davis Kyle Farej Audrey Foss Lily Hoffert William Jenkins Ivey Johnson Ella Kauffman Ella Montgomery Stellan Nilssen Lilly O'Connell Benjamin Olson There is no "A-B" Honor Roll for Debbie Campanellas Second Grade "A" Honor Roll Eliza Abston Baylen Crance Zachary Giovanini Mckell Spring Gavin Strickland Katy Turk "A-B" Honor Roll Kate Allen Aiden Bebout Victoria Garza Emery Hassell Elijah Jones Morgan Kronlage Gracyn Phelps Daniel Selogy Hollyn Will Joy McLaurines Third Grade "A" Honor Roll Matthew McCoy Erin Wang "A-B" Honor Roll Charlie Atkins Metallica Bourgeois Taylor Brame Grace Clay Natalia Dadisman Bianna Dizon Skylar Farej Jack Gaiennie Emory Gardner Aubree Hampton Elena Hynes Ryan Johnson Jack Landis Michael Mabire Kacie May Savannah Persky Erin Olsens Fourth Grade "A" Honor Roll Jude Hunter Lauren Kent Max Mateer Ryland McCurdy John Turk "A-B" Honor Roll Micha Clark Alana Depascalis Lauren Feltenberger Kai Hoffert Jennifer Molyneaux Azzi Parries Jocelyn Reeves Lauren Thompson Mckaylie Uhl Tara Turks Fifth Grade "A" Honor Roll Mason Bourgeois Tanner Braxton Erin Johnson Chloe Kauffman Matthew McCurdy John McDowell Kimberly Noble Jon Sawyer Smith "A-B" Honor Roll Ella Amos Grant Gaiennie Cali Hargrove Abigail Pohlen Dylan Renfroe Tekoah Roby MARK YOUR CALENDAR February 11: Scholastic Book Fair at the Beach School, all day. Gulf Breeze Schools and Pensacola Beach Elementary School obFebruary 18: No classes. Presidents Day March 18-22: No classes. Spring Break March 29: No classes. Good Friday May 27: No classes. Memorial Day June 7: Last day of schoolCounty Considers Dog Park Ordinance Escambia County Commissioners have prepared a draft ordinance which would allow two dog parks to be created on Pensacola Beach. The proposal is the subject of a public hearing set for Thursday, February 7 at the Commission meeting room at 5:30 p.m. The Pensacola Beach Dog Park Ordinance follows the recommendation of the Santa Rosa Island Authority designating an area at Park West and Park East, open daily from sunrise to 10 a.m. for leashed dogs. The park can be closed by Island Authority directors when deemed necessary. The Ordinance automatically repeals in one year unless mission. The Public Hearing is located at 221 Palafox Place. For more information, www.myescambia.com. Do you Pensacola Beach? PLEASE RECYCLE!


PAGE 9 Island Times February 5, 2013 Pensacola Parade People3359 Copter Rd. #3 850-696-7566 ParadePeople.com Beads Ready To ThrowThe spectacular Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade on Pensacola Beach Sunday, February 10 is followed by a free lunch, an after dark affair and a float builders paradise. Red Beans and Rice Lunch There really is a free lunch. The Krewe of Wrecks Red Beans and Rice luncheon is, according to beach lore, the best free lunch on the island. Hundreds line up to receive a helping of the spicy red beans ladled over steaming rice under the tent at the Casino Beach parking lot. The lunch is served beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, February 11. The lunch is cooked by an expert Bean Team, who will not divulge the recipe. They are the cooks who carefully prepare the feast each year. The pots are so large they have to be stirred with a boat paddle. Four strong men will deliver each fresh batch of red beans to the volunteers from the Pensacola Beach Womans Club who dish it up to the hungry patrons. The process repeats itself until the last bean and grain of rice are gone. The people keep coming and we keep dishing up the red beans, said Carleen Wheeler, Wrecks board member. Good to the last drop and we always serve all we have. There are tables set up inside the tent and open air seating surrounds the serving area. The lunch is free. Beverages are available for sale and the krewe accepts donations for local charities. Krewe of Coma Coronation and Lighted Hat Contest Blinking lights and offbeat costumes are hallmarks of the Krewe of Coma. They observe Fat Tuesday as a day to crown royalty and host a lighted hat contest at the Sandshaker Lounge. The party starts at 6 p.m., February 12, and dont be late, the hours of Mardi Gras are ticking away. Coma Queen Becky Shearman and her King Mark Perano will reign over the festivities which include a twinkling, blinking, illuminated and otherwise Lighted Hat Contest. The rules are: It must be a hat and it must light up. Its a perfect way to spend the evening hours Fat Tuesday, said Queen Becky. Put on a ton of beads, lighted hat, Mardi Gras colors and join us. The identity of the new King and Queen are a closely guarded secret until the rhinestone tiara and oversized crown are placed on their heads. The party concludes with a procession to the Sabine Sandbar, which is followed immediately by the Shoe Box Float Contest at Paradise Bar and Grill. There is no charge to attend, and no krewe membership required. The event is open to all partiers. Shoe Box Float Contest With a little bit of glitter and glue, and a wild imagination, an ordinary shoe box can be transformed into a fabulous miniature Mardi Gras float. The Shoe Box Float Contest is the last, but not least, event of Mardi Gras on the Island. Revelers and float builders should arrive at Paradise Bar and Grill, at 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 12. There is no entry fee and prizes are awarded to the top three entries. The rules are few. Build a float, show up and enter it. The rest is up to the judges. School children in New Orleans are professional shoe box float builders by the time they enter the fourth grade. It is an annual art project which results in impromptu parades along terrazzo classroom floors. On the Beach the tradition caught hold with the adults and there are a few well-seasoned float builders who go all out. Look for entries from defending champion John Thomas. Melanie Waites jester float was a beauty last year. I look forward to this every year, said Renee Mack, Paradise general manager. It is bittersweet. Mardi Gras is over, but its a good way to end it. Winners get bar tabs and t-shirts. How To Make A Shoe Box Float 1. Find a shoe box, with lid 2. Let your imagination run wild. 3. Decide on a theme. 4. Gather paint, construction paper, left over ribbon, beads, glitter, small toys, etc. 5. Glue, glue gun 6. An Island Times newspaper to cover your workspace, or if you are saving that edition, use some other rag. 7. The shoe box is the body of the float, the lid can be attached, like a roof, or snugged up to the end of the box, like a back splash. 8. Wheels, yes, if you want to. They can be made of cardboard, tinker toys, Oreo cookies, poker chips, pretty much whatever youd like. The 2013 Mardi Gras season will dance gently into the history books at midnight, February 12. Photos and information can be found at www.PensacolaBeachMardiGras.com.Mardi Gras Events Feed The Soul, Stir The Imagination *Offer good on reservations in Pensacola Beach only. Unit must be booked by 12/31/13. Unit restrictions override any special offers. 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Island Times PAGE 13 February 5, 2013 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 THE ISLANDER LOUNGE AND PACKAGE A bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach loping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink from The Break., our sister establishment. 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PAGE 14 Island Times February 5, 2013CLASSIFIED 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 SABINE YACHT & RACQUET CLUB. 2 bedrooms/ 2 baths. Gulf view from all rooms. For rent weekly and monthly until 3/31/13. vrbo.com/95159. Call Gulf Blue Vacations at 800-554-3695, or 850-932-0775. Mention SYR8G/ VRBO #95159. ENJOY THE BEACH Real Estate For Rent Calendar FEBRUARY 9: Mardi Gras Street Dance, Sandbar, 1 p.m. 10: Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 p.m. 11: Red Bean and Rice Luncheon, 11 a.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot. Free. 12: Krewe of Coma Coronation, Shaker 12: Shoe Box Float Contest Paradise 13: Ash Wednesday 13: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 14: Valentines Day 16: Yancy Spencer Memorial Statue Dedication, Casino Beach, 2 pm 27: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com MARCH 2: OysterFest, PegLeg Petes. 2: Circle K Run for UCP, noon. 3: OysterFest, PegLeg Petes 10: Daylight Savings Time Begins 13: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 14: PB Womans Club Game Day and Card Party. Our Lady. 17: St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl 20: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 31: Easter Sunday, Sunrises Services: Boardwalk Amphitheatre, Gulfside Pavilion and Flounders Beach APRIL 2: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. 6: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay at Gulfside Pavilion 9: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. 10: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.com 16: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9. Free. 19: Star Gaze, Casino Beach. No charge, Open to public. Dusk 20: PBA Yard Sale and Shredding Event, Casino Beach, 8 am 20: Star Gaze, Casino Beach. No charge, Open to public. Dusk 21: Sea Turtle Baby Shower, Property between Holiday Inn Express & Margaritaville. 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Dinner $6 at 6. Bingo $20 at 6:30. Public is encouraged to attend. www.thebeachchurch.com NAME:_________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ________________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________STATE: ___ ZIP: ______________ If this is a gift, we will enclose a gift card from: ____________________________________ NAME:_________________________________________________ Send a check for $32 made payable to Shelley Ink Mail to: PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 PetsBay View at 1559 Whisper Bay. 4/3. MLS #430431 1203 Maldonado Dr. 4/3. $945,000 MLS #430437 Call Today. 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. 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 Adoptable dogs and kittens. Pensacola Humane Society. humanesocietyofpensacola.org Best Paw Forward Training people to work with their pets. Group and private lessons. www.BestPawForward.info Find us on Facebook Thursday Nights at Surf Burger. Dog friendly for friendly dogs. Meal discount if accompanied by dog. Dog gets free kids burger. Located upstairs from Key Sailing, 500 Quietwater Beach Road, Pcola Beach. Dog Park Ordinance Hearing, Feb. 7, County Commission, 5:30 p.m. PensacolaBeachMardiGras.comFrom Sandcastles to Scepters A little bit of love, every other week...Island Times mailed to your Valentine850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home www.ycpals.com joe@ycpals.com


Island Times PAGE 15 February 5, 2013 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports Enthusiasts 850-932-5520 Beach Mardi Gras Party Headquarters MON: 10 AM 7:30 10 AM PM Ladies Nite. 5 PM PM 7 PM PM 9 PM POST PARADE PARTY performing on the outdoor LIVE SUN FEB 10Watch The Parade HereCome Early Stay Late FEB 10 ALL KREWE PARTY 9 AM starts atDrink Specials850-932-2211 It seems like spring is pretty far off, but really it's just around the corner. That's the nice thing about living in Florida; winter doesn't hang around long and our weather has been just about perfect with temps in the upper 60s to nearly 70 degrees. I've been heading out early morning. It's such a fantastic way to start your day and it boosts my spirits on those days I've got to put the rod and reel down and head to work. I love being on the water right before dawn with the water gently lapping around my feet and the quiet slap of the waves. I love watching the sunrise and everything around me the water, birds making their way along and the sun on my face. I love that early morning hit and the drag going out. I know it's going to be a perfect day when that happens and with have; it happens more often than it doesn't. Right now is the time to crawl out of that cozy bed and catch some Pompano in the early the bait to use. I have always been lucky with Pompano in the mornings rather than afternoon although Mike Willett seems to be able to catch them just about any time of day. Send us your pics Mike! The New Year has so far been pretty good for Trout and ary the bayous are great places to catch nice sized Trout. Fishing from the Three Mile Bridge is good right now for White Trout and Redfish. The White Trout are quite tasty and they are around 14-16 with some as big as 1921 and you can keep a lot of them. If you want to feed a bunch of people that night or the next day, the White Trout are perfect for the taking. bridge are fun to catch as well. Navarre Pier anglers have been catching Bonito, Sheepshead and Black Drum. Gulf Shores Pier reports catches of Black Drum, Whiting, and Pompano, Flounder and squid. Pensacola Beach Pier anglers are catching Bonito, Pompano I've been hearing a few reports of Spanish Mackerel starting to move again and several catches. So there's your lowdown on what's biting and where. What are you waiting for? Grab a kid and The Innerlight family invites all to honor and celebrate the legacy of Yancy Spencer, III, at Casino Beach, Saturday, February 16 at 2 p.m. A statue will be unveiled and dedicated. On February 14, 2011 Innerlights Surf Shop owner and founder Yancy Spencer III suffered a heart attack and passed away, after surfing one of his favorite spots in impacted not only the surfing world, but also the small community in which he grew up. Regarded as the Duke of the Gulf Coast, Spencers legacy is still making an impact on his hometown. With loving support and donations from the Surfers Memorial, and many other friends and businesses, the funds were raised to erect a monument in his memory, said Innerlight events and marketing manager and Spencers niece. It is amazing to witness how the life of one man, through God, can impact so many lives. Please join us in honoring and celebrating the life of Yancy Spencer III. The statue was sculpted by local artist Randy New. For more information, go to www.innerlightsurf.com.Dedication Ceremony Set To Honor Surf LegendGrab a few sandfleas and enter the Gulf Breeze Bait and pano Tournament. The event, which runs through May 31, offers a weekly prize and a bunch of awards at its conclusion. Awards will be given to the top ten anglers, top lady angler and top junior angler. Anglers must register prior to bringing a Pompano to the scales. Entry fee is $20 which includes a tournament t-shirt. Drop by Gulf Breeze Bait and Tackle, 825 Gulf form, anytime. They are open 24 hours per day. Island Times Fishing Columnist Terri McKamey recommends early morning hours for the best chance to reel in a Pompano from the Beach. Visit www.gbtackle.com for more tournament details and updates.Anglers Vie For Top Spots in Annual Pompano Tourney Yancy Spencer III Memorial Statue Dedication Saturday, Feb. 16 2 PM Casino Beach Happy Valentines Day We love our readers


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