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Volume IX, Number 19 Pensacola Beach, Florida January 7, 2014 Island Times Volume IX, Number 10 Pensacola Beach, Florida September 3, 2013Bizarre Star Andrew Zimmern Comes To The BeachThe Pensacola Beach Chamber has a recipe for success using star power and culinary talents to amp up the Sixth Annual Taste of the Beach, Saturday and Sunday, September 14 and 15 at Casino Beach. Andrew Zimmern, center, is a James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer, teacher and is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and knowledgeable personalities in the food world. Hes the creator, host and co-executive producer of Travel Channels hit series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew Zimmerns Bizarre World, and his new series, Bizarre Foods America. Zimmern will be at Taste of the Beach Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. The festival, which showcases Pensacola Beachs restaurants includes a dessert contest. Chef John Flaningam of Crabs, top delight young guests. Pensacola Beach resident Laken Harvey, top right, has been to Taste of the Beach every year. Look for her in the Mermaid Parade on Sunday and the Hula Hoop contest in the Childrens Area. Rev up your engines! George Smith and his brother-in-law Mike Cook, bottom right, proudly mug the camera next to Smiths entry in the Lifes A Vette on the Beach car show. The show is Saturday from 10 to 3 p.m. The Sauce Boss lays down some serious blues on the Gulfside Pavilion stage, bottom left. He sings and cooks a giant pot of gumbo. It delicious entertainment. The full list of ingredients for the two day buffet of fun is on Page 2 and in Tasty Times, a special four page festival, pull-out section. Look Inside forTasty TimesSpecial Section Surfers Celebrate Life With MemorialTwenty-four years of honoring W.D. and the Brothers of the Sea at the Pensacola Beach Surfers MemorialThe twenty-fourth annual Pensacola Beach Surfers Memorial is a day of celebration. The event, held on January 12 annually, will be hosted by loss of Willie Dail, and now serves as a living memorial to all who love the water and the waves. Music blends with cherished memories and the Brown (standing), DeeDee Hebert, left, and Renee Mack, Paradise Bar and Grill general manager. For more on the Memorial, turn to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times January 7, 2014 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island TimesThe memories are always Traditional tiki designs and custom carved creations by artists Jeff Wheelock and Jim Freeman will be part of the Silent Auction. Unique jewelry to Beach weekends will be up for grabs at the January 12 Pensacola Beach Surfers Memorial. The Friends, Music, Memories Blend At Surfers CelebrationBeach Mardi Gras Kicks Off This Week The Good Times Island Times Island Times


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 January 7, 2014 Our latitude will change your attitude Wings Burgers Seafood RibsOPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AMLunch Specials MonFri 11-2 Dinner Specials NightlyCATCH IT ALL!1010 Ft. Pickens Road Pensacola Beach 932-4139 www.peglegpetes.comRaw Oysters Fresh Gulf SeafoodOPEN EVERYDAY at 11am Waterfront Dining Oyster Bar Live Music Gift Shop Kids Playground#2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 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: Half Price Bottles of Wine Wed: Raw Oyster Specials Thurs: Baked Oyster Specials Pensacola Beach Tuesday Surf and Turf Tuesday Surf and Turf Wed Mexican Madness Wed Mexican Madness All Sports Always On Krewe of Wrecks MeetingsJan 13 Flounders Jan 20 Shaggys Jan 27 The Break Feb 3 Cactus Flower Start Time: 6 PM Dues $30 ~ The Krewe welcomes all who wish to join. Please come to meeting to apply.Mardi Gras on the Island Events January 11: Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, 3-7 pm Paradise January 11: Krewe of Bananimals Ball, 7-11. Springhill Suites January 18: Krewe of Shakers WigWacker Party, Sandshaker, 9 PM January 25: Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast, The Dock, 10 AM January 25: Krewe of Kids Sign Up, Beach Church, 2 PM January 25: Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe Contest, Sandshaker, 3 PM February 7: Krewe of Nereids Moon Pie Party, Sandshaker, 7 PM February 8: Krewe of Kids Royal Doughnut Breakfast, Church, 8 AM February 22 Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 PM, Across from Sidelines February 22 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, Elks February 24 Queens Dinner, Flounders February 24 Kings Supper, Elks March 1 Champagne Breakfast, Crabs, 10 AM March 1 Street Dance, Sabine Sandbar, Noon March 2 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM March 3 Red Beans and Rice Lunch, 11 AM March 4 Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 6 PM March 4 Shoe Box Float Contest, Paradise, 8 PM Feb 10 Sidelines Feb 17 Elks* Some events require tickets, reservations, or membership The Islander Newspaper April 25, 1986 Of all the dirty words in the English language, the dirtiest is the three letter word TAX. Just when April 15 had faded from our memory, we began to hear rumblings that the Florida a way to tax the hapless inhabitants of Santa Rosa Island. It has dawned upon the legislators that selling rather than leasing island property would mean immediate taxation on both the land and the improvements. It really is not necessary to rehash what has preceded this most recent Island leaseholders. Since our leases are the same as the one held by the Daytona Speedway, some residents who have pursued their cause through the courts, have come off tax free. As long as Daytona Speedway retains a 99 year lease, and pays no taxes, the lucrative operation will continue in Florida. If it becomes taxable property, it is rumored that the Speedway will relocate. A couple of questions come to mind. Can the Florida Legislature legally grant ownership to a group of private individuals who now hold leases and at the same time, continue to give Daytona Speedway the lease and the tax advantage it now enjoys? More importantly to those of us who have consistently paid both lease fees and Ad Valorem taxes over the years, will Escambia County ever give us anything in return? At the time we were obligated to pay taxes by a court order, we all asked what are you doing with the millions of dollars we are paying the County in Ad Valorem taxes. We received miscellaneous unsatisfactory answers. Once, I asked this question of the Northwest Florida Delegation, and I was told that the population of Pensacola Beach and the small amount of taxes paid in comparison to the rest of the County meant we could not expect the Commissioners to direct funds to such projects as maintenance and drainage of County roads on the island, much less toward such an extravagance as bicycle paths. At one point, the County Manager appeared before the SRIA and told us we received a number of services for our tax dollars like libraries in Escambia County and a polling booth during elections. Where do we go from here? Its been pointed out that the taxation on Island residences at proper assessments would be pretty hefty. Most residents agree that they would not mind paying taxes if they thought there was some return to the Island itself. Will that come about? The tax question is the most privately and publicly debated subject on the Island. It gets to be an enigma. When we are paying taxes, the amount is so small that we do not dare ask, What are you doing with our taxes? However, when we are not paying taxes, there seems to be a big enough gap in the Countys tax income to force the Commissioners to seek ways of collecting the monies. All most of us can do is wait happens, we will be doing what the courts and the Legislature tell us to do. If it happens that we must legally pay Ad Valorem taxes, well go back where we were originally, and we will ask, What are you doing with our tax money? Christmas bells turned to wedding bells when David Shearman proposed to his sweetheart Terese Overlade on Christmas Day on Pensacola Beach. The celebration continued for days, since Tereses birthday is December 27. The couple will announce wedding details soon.


PAGE 4 Island Times January 7, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Next to Sonic Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Whimsical Home Decor Sports Teams Teachers Childrens Gourmet Mermaids and more.... Com e as you are Bike, boat or car INN Top 10 Florida Beach Bars Full Service Open Air FOOD Try a Fred Burger or Renees Famous Shrimp Salad 21 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach 850-916-5087 BAR FUNPOKER: WED, 7 Texas Hold Em SPORTS: NFL Football Playoffs on our big screen Be Here!BOOK NOW FOR MARDI GRAS March 2 Parade DayWe are directly on the parade route. Reservations 850-932-2319 Victor Wainwright Jan 9, 10 &11 Krewe of Nerieds King Kake Party Saturday, January 11 3 p.m. Open to all fun people. No charge. Music King Kake Prizes Surfers Memorial Sunday, January 12 3 p.m. Music Memorial Name Board T-shirts Tommy Talton January 19, 3 PM Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound TIME WITH TIMCharlotte and Tim Spencer took their friends on a little trip down Memory Lane December 27, showing off a thirty-four year old photo of the happy couple after they were married. When you see Tim strumming and singing at Flounders Sunday Brunch you can congratulate him; and Charlotte is oftentimes in the audience, too.TRAVELERSThe holidays signal travel time for many area residents. Glenn Windham reported in from Belize. Brian Underwood and Steve Picker boarded the Liberty of the Seas in South Florida for a perfect holiday cruise. The Hewsons the Colonel, Lizzard and the Kid sailed around the British Virgin Islands for ten days. Steve and Mary Claus enjoyed the warm waters of the Caribbean on a luxury cruise ship. Jim and Lila Cox ventured on a pre-Christmas trip to the Dominican Republic. All the island hoppers have returned home. SHAKE ITBluesman and poker promoter Saltwater Rick and Mrs. Salty were kicking up their heels on Christmas night at the Sandshaker. John Hart and his band were tearing up the tunes on stage, so Rick and Janie followed owner Sonny Campbell to the dance Born were part of the happy holiday crowd, too. PEACE PACEJacob Pace was home on the beach for the holidays visiting parents Joe and Karen Pace. His job in the Peace Corps takes him to Cameroon on the African continent. Peace Corps Volunteers in Cameroon work in education, small enterprise development, community health and in Jacobs case, Agroforestry. The subject of last editions trivia is one famous little doll. Shes a superstar among playthings and although she takes some heat for being a curvy, high-heel wearing diva with a pink convertible, she has outlasted many of her plastic counterparts. Like Cher, Prince and Santa, she Barbie. The Trivia Master asked if anyone knew her last name. that Barbies last name is Roberts. When Tims not answering trivia, he is working at the Holiday Inn Express on Fort Pickens Road. Look for Tim in his new Island Times Trivia t-shirt. This question elicited a high number of responses, many from men. Recalling that dads of daughters can become Barbie experts and that the diminutive dolls Dream House and Pink Vette can require a contractor-mechanic, it was no surprise. Big Bob Dority submitted Barbies full name. Guess his daughter Sarah may have played a few million hours with a Barbie doll. The TM heard from retired Marine Corps Major Jim Knell, who was correct but not quick. Shirtless Kathy Christoff and puters. Kathy was the third correct answer, and sweet Jane could not on. With the help of husband Dan, who is a veteran trivia player, Jane sent a correct answer, but not the is to learn to email with lightning speed. Marie Colberg, who is the administrator at Our Lady, sent a correct answer. The rookie trivia player was in the middle of the pack. Rita McGartland knew the answer. Bet her daughter Katie had her house full of Barbie dolls. Island Times Circulation Manager Diana Harvey submitbecause she loves Barbie. She passed her Barbie-loving gene right down to daughter Laken, who is a mature fourth grader at the Beach School. It makes the TM smile just thinking about his toothy friends who swim around in the Gulf, so nibble on this question. The Footprints in the Sand Eco-Trail has a trail marker dedicated to sharks and rays. Where is it? Extra credit if you include a photo of the marker. If you know, send your answer to islandtimes@bellsouth. net with trivia in the subject line. Be sure to send your name and phone number so your new Island Times trivia shirt can be delivered to you. The deadline to answer is Tuesday, January 14. Good luck. The newest Sister of the Beach Liv Marvel Newlin, was born at home on Pensacola Beach on Christmas Eve. Her welcoming party includes parents Laren and Isaac Newlin, sisters Phare, 4, and Isla, who is 20-months-old. Her grandparents are Mary and Eddie Williams and her adoring aunt is Jamie Williams. Longtime Beach residents Mary and Eddie think this was a pretty wonderful Christmas gift.


PAGE 5 Island Times January 7, 2014 We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. Beer Mug Club $1 any light beer, any time with RED label mug $2.50 any light beer, any time with BLACK label mug850-932-1417500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key Sailing Family Friendly Inside & Open Air Waterfront Dining Area Mon: Red Beans & Rice $250 Wed: Karaoke 6 9 Mug Club Members $1 & $250 any beer! Sun: Live Music 5 to 7 p.m. Perfect way to wrap up your weekend Polar Bears Plunge During New Years Day Event Brown Bear Adam Hurst Roy Adams in his plungewear Suter Elementary, is a giant squid. Kirwan Price says I Do Plunge! Penguins in Paradise (L to R): Stephanie Funkhouser, Tony Chicola, Tracy Steiner, Michelle Williams, Debbie Hitchcock and Suzanne Walton. Team Grinch (L to R): Craig Chamberlin, Shirley Chamberlain, Michael Prout, Nancy Prout, Diane Dodt and Bea Nash. his wild costumes at the Beachs Polar Bear Plunge. He has entertained crowds with everything Oompa Loompa to this years Redneck Plunger. Accompanying Couy, who dressed as a Beach Ross. Ringing in the New Year by plunging on Pensacola Beach, (L to R) Carsyn


PAGE 6 Island Times January 7, 2014 by Kathi Lewis 850-261-2462Owner Peggy Henshall is ready to keep you in stitches! CajunStitchery@yahoo.comnames, logos, custom artsmall or large quantities Marias Fresh Seafood MarketTake a little bit of the Gulf Coast home! Fresh from the boats daily We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere. 621 Cervantes Street Pensacola 432-4999Call for directions from the Beach Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors www.pensacolagulfbreezehomes.comindependently owned and operatedIsland Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy Mve In ecias Climate Controlled Self Storage Drive Up Access Boat Parking Moving & Packing Supplies24/7 Digital Surveillance Safe, Clean & Secure Great Rates Professional Managementsmartstopselfstorage.com15 McClure Drive Gulf Breezeformerly Storage Advantage 45 A Via de Luna 934-4848 Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7:30 am to 3 pm Homemade SoupHot fresh soups daily Gumbo Red Beans Shrimp ChowderIts the last day of 2013 as I write this column and so far it has not been a good one for me. Oh, dont worry. Its not anything really serious. Its been full of irritation and frustration. All of it concerning paperwork (which I absolutely hate in the greed and irritation at myself. Once again I failed to renew my toll gate transponder in time to avoid the line at the SRIA. Every December I promise myself that this will be the year off the renewal form at the toll gate before they stop accepting them. I start at the beginning of the month and actually pick up the form from the toll gate operators. I carefully place it on my side table in the living room where the rest of my paperwork space. Sometimes when Im combing through the jumble, I turn the now buried form on its side so its taller and I can see it easily. During the next search for papers which I no longer have, I transfer the form to my checkbook, so Ill remember to pay it the next time I pay bills. Since Im in a big hurry to write the checks for bills that have to be paid right now, I skip the renewal because I still have plenty of time. And, then somehow, just like Christmas, the days seem to actually disappear. Instead of having plenty of said time its termined to win the race. Its not even a close race and I know Im coming in last once again. At 4:45 on the last day of the year I scribble the check as fast as possible not even bothering to add it to the check register (that can be on the hoods of both huge vehicles to get the transponder number and race around to the back so I can write in the tag numbers. By the time I hop in Old Blue Im sweating regardless of the actual temperature (today its been cloudy all day, not even a ray of sunshine, 47 degrees not counting wind chill and its beI quickly set her GPS, which in our case stands for Go Pretty Swiftly because weve gotta get over the bridge and back to the toll gate before 5 p.m. (One year I was ahead of the ending date but missed the 5 p.m. deadbecause Blue can do pretty much anything I ask of her. In fact we were there in plenty of time for the toll operator to explain that we were too late, because of the date, not the clock. Ive known for a long time that I could be Queen of Procrastinators because I sincerely believe anything that can be done tomorrow, should be. You very wise and organized readers are most likely saying, But tomorrow never comes! For me, sometimes it does and sometimes it doesnt. If it doesnt come then it means whatever it was probably didnt really need doing anyway and I would have been wasting time had I done it. And if it does, then I really do out pressure, I could also reign as the Queen of Laziness. My theory makes me feel better anyway and Id rather be living the best parts of my life instead of dying while doing something that will end up as a complete waste of good time. I do enjoy wasting time as long as its done in a good way and I feel sure Id make a great Queen of that? I do believe I have just set three very desirable goals for the New Year! greed was discovered when I checked the interest rate on a credit card. In this instance, I had received checks for a special balance transfer rate and used one to transfer a higher interest balance from another card. I made a mistake by using a previously received check that had already expired. I did have current checks for the same offer but the bank approved the transfer using money on the balance transfer fee which I knew about and have no objection to, but they also knew a higher interest rate would be imposed on the transfer by the next month. I felt I dethat the check was expired and I would very quickly be losing the low interest offer before it was approved. I know its my fault for not shredding the old checks, but I have been a customer in good standing for over twenty years without a single late payment. I will now go straight to the top of the food chain. CEOs, Presidents and Vice Presidents dislike receiving letters or phone calls from people like me. I wont stop because while this banking practice may piece of advice to share: everyone needs to pay attention to all reading the teeny, tiny print (use I feel fortunate that I chose a long, long time ago. For me essary it is otherwise unimportant in my life, because all I need is just enough. I am so rich in everything else that I would never even consider a trade. I also have a very deleccomes to us from Chrissy Cook, who cooked and brought it to our Party. It was disappearing very quickly when I decided to grab a serving for Paulette Provost and me since we always eat later. It must have been an angels voice in my ear because I managed to get a serving before it disappeared and I am guaranteeing that you will understand when you taste it. If this is how we start 2014, then well be making some incredible recipes all year and this one may be hard to beat. So, lets cook 1-(5 oz.) package saffron yellow rice 6 Tbsp. margarine 1 Large onion, chopped 1 Green pepper, chopped 1-(10 oz.) can mild Rotel tomatoes and green chilies 1-(10 oz.) can Cream of mushroom soup Grated cheddar cheese Tony Chacheres to taste Cook rice according to directions. Set aside. Saute onions and pepper in margarine. Add tomatoes and simmer 10 mer 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add soup, stir, add rice Put in 13 x 9 casserole dish and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. Enjoy, share and wishing you all a healthy and happy New See ya in the kitchen..


Island Times PAGE 7 January 7, 2014 850-934-LILO (5456) Across from the Hilton on Pensacola Beach TUES SAT 4 til Closed Sun &Mon Happy Hour Dine In Special Buy One Dinner, Get One 1/2 PriceTues-Thurs 4-6pAsk your server for details. Not all menu items are included. Some restrictions apply. Take Out Special Let us do the cooking. Call ahead... or order To Go. Free Drink Card While You WaitBooking Private Parties NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________ Caution: Reading Island Times can result in spontaneous moments of unbridled joy Send $32 to get yours by mail Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844 Island TimesFred Flounders gotten pretty ings, Wednesday, January 29. The Kendall Jackson Wine Dinner will commence with a reception beginning at 6:30 p.m., followed by seating at 7 p.m. It starts with seasonal fruit Wine and Dine With Fred Flounder beef short ribs paired with Grand a charred buttery pound cake, macerated seasonal berries, goat donnay. The charge is $65 per person or Winners of the Gulf Breeze Middle School National Geographic Bee are seated (L to R): Bickston Laenger, third, Winner Michael Palermo and Principal Richard Cobb, School Board Member Jenny Granse, JoAnn Considine(Geography Bee Coordinator), Martha Antoun and Judy Friery.


PAGE 8 Island Times January 7, 2014 [Native Orleanian Elizabeth Waters Hewson arrived on Pensacola Beach in 1978 at age 14. Love and careers swept her to other shores, but she has returned with The Colonel and The Kid to live permanently on the Beach.] The Lizzards Tongue... I hate New Year's resolutions and I come by that honestly. My mother, Jane Waters, could never understand why anyone would start the New Year with a list of goals that, in all honesty, were probably not going to be accom plished, thus setting a person up for that miserable feeling of failure some time by mid-January. Of course, she also didn't believe in a curfew. Her rationale for that was you could do the same thing at two in the afternoon as two in the morning. She was such a wise woman. So taking the lead from my mom, I thought I would share my resolutions for 2014. I can guarantee you by this New Year's Eve I will not have disappointed myself. I resolve that I will drink at least one box of wine in 2014. A bottle would be too easy. I resolve that I will lose and pounds of what, I am not sure. I resolve that I will start, stop, one novel. This includes both the ones I am working on and someone else's already published book. I resolve that I will save money, but for how long I cannot predict between half off coupons fabric, so little time. I resolve that I will partici pate in one run this year. Being part of the support crew counts, doesn't it? I resolve that I will be a more understanding mom when it comes to my 16-year-old son. more means when it comes to understanding a teenager? I resolve that I will beat my husband just once in a game possibly be setting myself up for failure on this one. I do, however, have 12 months to do this and hundreds of word apps to download before the clock strikes midnight on December 31. So there you have it, my 2014 resolutions. I am thinking already it's going to be a great ise. Until next time...


PAGE 9 Island Times January 7, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online Sound front condo with amazing sunset views. Completely renovated. Sold furnished and move in ready. $299,000 MLS #455441 BEACH BIRD The Santa Rosa Island Authority brought a Pelican in Paradise to perch on its front lawn December 20. Artist Diane Goeller, left, and SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee unveiled the pelican, which sports flips flops, khaki shorts and a pair of sunglasses atop his head. Iconic beach logos and a blue fishing shirt complete the design. Goeller has a flock of pelican designs to her credit. The Pelican art is a Pensacola News Journal project which benefits their Newspapers in Education literacy program. Beach Chamber Recognized By CountyEscambia County Commissioners recognized the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce at their January 2 meeting commending the business group for a job well done. Citing the work the Chamber has done to increase shoulder season revenues with event creation and promotion, increased membership participation,Visitors Center management and obtaining a BP funded grant, the Beachs Commissioner Grover Robinson presented President Nicole Stacey with an official County resolution. The resolution is online at


PAGE 10 Island Times January 7, 2014 January 7, 2014 Island Times PAGE 11 Good TimesThe 2014 Saturday, January 11King Kake Party, 3 7 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. Open to the public at no charge. The Mystic Krewe of Mardi Gras tradition host urday after Twelfth Night, Mardi Gras. The all-ladies krewe is celebrating their 24th Mardi Gras season on Pensacola Beach and invite all who care to cast their worries aside to join them. Take a spin around the dance Mardi Gras king cake and witness the crowning of their new king and queen. All are welcome, always a good time. Additional information Elaine Mitchell, Krewe cochairman at 850-932-1080 co-chairman 850-292-6586 Bananimals Ball, 7 24 Via de Luna. Open to the public. Tickets, $45 per person. The Krewe of Bananimals goes Roman at their Toga, Toga, Toga themed 2014 Mardi Gras Ball. Costume is encouraged, but formal wear will do. Dance to Touch of Gray. Plenty of heavy hors doeuvres and a cash bar. Call 850-916-0599 for reservations and ticket information.Saturday, January 18WigWacker Party, 9 713 Pensacola Beach Blvd, just north of the Beach Ball water tower. Open to the public at no charge. Top your crop with a wild or wacked wig for this event. Lounge their home, have only one requirement for this party you need to know how to have fun. over the wild affair. Contest at 11 p.m. for the WigWacker Wiggin Out Best Wig. As always great prizes, good fun. Long. More information, call 850-932-2211 or email sandshakerlounge@bellsouth.netSaturday, January 25Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Dock. Open to the public, $15 at the door. ga is? Come to this raucous champagne fueled party and become one (hosted by the Krewe of Nauga). This years theme honors their twentieth anniversary Roaring Twenties. The history of the Nauga X Deb Friedman. All past royalty are honored and the new queen will take her place among the ranks. Last year 900 pajama clad revelers crammed into The Dock, danced their cares away with the vista of the Gulf of Mexico to greet them. This is the only Nauga event, so you better arrive early. Dress in your best pajamas, and let your inner Nauga out. Pajama Contest. Breakfast Buffet with Champagne plus party favors included with your entry fee. Cash bar. To honor the mythical beach creature, the Humane baskets (Tickets offered at $1 each.) Grand Prize Beach Weekend tickets are $5. Make a day of it by attending the Post Nauga Party at Paradise Bar and Grill. Beach Babe Contest, Lounge, 733 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Open to the public at no charge. The Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe Contest brings beautiful young ladies to the stage at vie for prizes. The winner is crowned as the Krewe of Brewe Beach Babe and will ride with the krewe on the Mardi Gras Parade. Come as you are, the Brewskis welcome everyone. Friday, Feb. 7Moon Pie Party, 7 p.m. Pensacola Beach Blvd, north of the Beach Ball Water Tower. Open to the Public at no charge. The all female Krewe of Nereids will be decked out in their top hats and tuxedo tails adorned with glittering sequins and rhinestone pins. Partici-Mini Mardi Gras Events for Petite Paraders and Pooches Krewe of KidsThe Krewe of Kids is celebrating 21 years of Mardi Gras merriment. This is the only schoolers must have an adult partner. The Kids have a few traditions that stick like glue creating their custom hand print banner by putting their entire hand in wet paint; eating doughnuts and cokes at a big time fun breakfast party where they draw names to choose adult, the Biggest Kid, to join their ranks for the year. Dues: $10 Church. Must be a Krewe of Kids member to attend. Royalty will be crowned, games, doughnuts for breakfast. Contact: Captain of Kids Diana Harvey, 850-207-6425Kids and Kritters Parade Registration opens at 1 p.m. Marching procession. All kids are welcome, Dogs are $5 each. Theme is Out of this World. All are welcome to join the youngest Mardi Gras revelers as they parade in their best Mardi Gras get-ups. Leading the parade will be the Krewe of Kids royal court, followed by their members. The Krewe of Kids is comprised of elementary school children. Decorate your stroller or wagon and join the parade; or parade on foot. (No motorized Prize for best costumed pets. Bring your well behaved pet, costumed, on a short leash or carrier to join the kids. around the parking lot. Treats available for Kids and Kritters. Flier and parade application available at pants are encouraged to wear Mardi Gras colors and Not that there is a dress code for this informal event, but Moon Pies that come sailing into the crowd at regular intervals. The band plays on and the dancing never ends. All are welcome, a beach Mardi Gras tradition. Additional information Elaine Mitchell, Krewe cochairman at 850-932-1080 co-chairman 850-292-6586Saturday, February 22Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 p.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot, across from walking procession. Come catch some beads. Or join the parade. Mardi Gras Grand Costume Ball, 8 p.m. at the Pensacola Beach Elks Lodge. Open to the public. Tickets are $30 per person. Hosted by the Krewe of in costumes and some in formal wear to herald Pensacola Beachs original krewe at their Grand Costume Ball. The Krewe of Wrecks break all the rules for formal galas and set all the standards for fun. Rub elbows with Beach royalty. Additional Info: Melanie Waite at melanie@ waite.ccMonday, February 24Queens Dinner, 7 p.m. at Flounders. Open to ladies, $30 per ticket. Limited number of tickhonored at this lavish tendance are recognized. Dinner is served. Chamrequired. Rhinstones, sequins, all forms of fun and fanciful clothes are recommended. melanie@ for ticket information. Kings Supper, 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. Open to men, $30 per ticket. Limited number of tickets available. A feast all previous and current rulers of the Pensacola Beach krewes. The after dinner entertainment includes traveling across the street to Flounders to see the one hundred dazzling women at the for ticket info.Saturday, March 1Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast, 10 a.m. at Crabs on the Beach. Open to the public, Ticket $30. The excitement bubbles over as the Krewe of Wrecks board prepares to announce the new royal court. Toasting and toast. Corks pop. Generous breakfast is served. Pomp and circumstance as only the Wrecks can do. The names of the royal court are revealed. A glittering tiara, bejeweled captains hat are bestowed in a wild ceremony. Attendees tie napkins together in a Krewe of Wrecks song is performed. A decades old tradition. melanie@ for ticket info. Mardi Gras Street Dance, noon until the open to the public, be the newly crowned Krewe of Wrecks Royalty! The Wrecks Royal Court has been known to lead a procession into the street for a brief, unauthorized dance, pending patient drivers and agreeable weather.Sunday, March 2Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras Parade 2 p..m. Via de Luna and Avenida 10, west to the Gulfside Pavilion. No charge to view. Come early. for more details. Monday, March 3Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, 11 a.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot, Open to the Public at no charge. The Bean Team at the Elks Lodge spends days planning and preparing the traditional New Orleans style Monday fare. The spicy red beans and rice are ladled into bowls by the volunteers from the Pensacola Beach Womans Club. Thousands come for the free meal Dining tables are lined up in the parking lot. Workers on their lunch hour dance with costumed krewe members under the tent. Drinks are available for sale. Tip jars collect cash to donate to local charities. Additional Info: Melanie Waite at melanie@waite.ccFat Tuesday, March 4Krewe of Coma Royal Coronation and Lighted Hat Procession, 6 p.m. at No charge, open to all. The on the Island is the crownof Coma. This evening event requires participants to bring, wear, or otherwise possess lighted and glowing adornments. Anything goes as long as it glows. Clever and creative types can enter the free Lighted Hat Contest to win fame but not much fortune. Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. No charge, open to all. The competition starts days in advance as artists ers begin carefully crafting mini floats out of empty shoe boxes. There is no entry fee. Open to all ages. Floats may be delivered to the Paradise Bar and Grill. Pensacola Parade People 9100 A Hamman Ave. Look for our Mardi Gras door facing Copter Road www.ParadePeople.comTHE Mardi Gras Store Beads Plush Toys Tiaras Krewe Parties Delivery 850-696-7566 call for directions from the beachSend Your Best Wishes With Bon Temps MessagesWant to wish the world a Happy Mardi Gras? Do you have a Royal edict to publish? Purchase a Bon Temps message. $10 for twenty words. It will appear in the Good Times and online at Heres how: Email your message to or send it snail mail to PO Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. $10 check made payable to Shelley Ink or online at using PayPal.


Island Times January 7, 2014 PAGE 12 850-473-1008 4300 Bayou Blvd Suite 5 PensacolaGet Well Feel Good Look Great Womens Health Chronic Illness Hormone Replacement Anti-Aging New Patients Welcome Medicare & Tricare 10 miles from the Beach Call for Appointment Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches Dr. Tracey Pinkston FREE DELIVERY TO THE BEACH GULF BREEZE & PENSACOLA Gift Sets LipstickSusan Haselton-KelleyMary Kay Independent Beauty ConsultantHeres to a more beautiful you!Free Gift with orders over $40Easy ordering online or by phone850-934-3865 Eye Shadow Fragrances Skin Care Sunscreen LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner Area and Oriental Rugs Tile & Grout Marble, Vinyl & Hardwood Cars, Boats & RV InteriorsV-8 Powered Steam Clean Process Dont forget932-7670 934-1913 S unrise and S unset with Safari-Su View the online edition at Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS 3009 East Cervantes 433-2822Hiking & Backpacking Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear, Ropes & Shoes Indoor Rock Climbing Men & Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Hiking & Backpacking Gear Snow Ski Apparel Rock Climbing Gear,Ropes & Shoes Kayaks3009 East Cervantes 433-2822 HATS Mens and Womens Casual & Outdoor Clothing Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday & Friday Pelican Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 6 DJs Beach Cafe 63 Via de Luna across from Springhill Suites 850-916-0716 Lunch Everyday 8 AM -2 PM Fri & Sat 3 9 PM Breakfast Dinner Island Times 98HAIR DESIGNS 939-8800 Mon 9 to 5 Tu & Th 9 to 9 W & F 9 to 6 Sat 10 to 5 we offer Bare Escentuals FULL SERVICE HAIR SALONCall for easy directions from the beach By Susan Haselton-Barr Jambo (Hello) Everybody! New Year -New Me is the normal January mantra. Seems it came rather quickly with the holiday fervor of 2013. My concern is: I may have to become an adult this year. Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh My! My son is heading off to school this week. We, of course, discussed the adult questions. His responses were surprising. Mom, I want you to know the moment I knew I had become a full-fledged adult. It began with a ritualized bedtime routine. I could no longer just flop down and go to sleep. A classic tooth brushing is now mandatory. I used to wet the brush to convince everyone, myself included, that my teeth had been brushed. Picking up nightly and planning for the next day is now a requirement. My son even admitted the most embarrassing gaff. Making his bed in the morning before he leaves for the day. He assured me his routine does not include hopping on one leg and spinning around! When most children are young, parents tend to create career paths and choices for their future. I have learned to my surprise, our children are brilliant. What they decide for their future path is usually a far better option than what we, as parents, could ever have dreamed up for them in the first place. Time to become an adult myself. My New Year-New Me Mantra...Stop running the same thoughts and ideas in a loop in my mind. Just because I have a thought, does not mean I have to follow it. What a concept! Live my life to the fullest each day without a swarm of bees in my head. Having a greater appreciation because I reside in Paradise. Lets all revel in our new found adult rituals. Quaharini (Until we meet again.)Artel Exhibits Masks Artel Gallery will present its seventh annual Masks! exhibit by Escambia County Schools students, through January 17. The exhibit coordinator is Patti Wheeler, art teacher at N. B. Cook Elementary School of the Arts. Artel is a not-for-profit educational gallery located at 223 Palafox Place and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call the gallery at 850432-3080 or go online to Mentors Needed Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida is in need of mentors. There are over 200 children on our waiting list ready to be matched with a caring, supportive Big Brother or Big Sister. It takes as little as an hour a week or an activity twice a month to make a lasting difference. There are school based, community mentoring, Big Couples and Sports Buddies in additional to the traditional programs. For more information, call 850-433KIDS (5437) or via email at


Island Times PAGE 13 January 7, 2014 ......the beachs news worldwideA bit of history. The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach located in the Via de Luna Shopping Center, about one mile east daily. Dance on the pole. drink Cypress Room and Sundeck. Live music. Just steps away from The Break., our sister establishment. Open everyday for fun. 850-932-9011.Fresh seafood served overlooking Little Sabine Bay. through the open air dining room and side bar. Laid back, funky, family 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. May the luck of the Irish be with you as you enter the Beachs authentic Irish Pub. Happy bartenders serving Happy Hour priced drinks Monday thru Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Have you tried a Car Bomb? Electronic Darts. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun. Live music. All kinds of shenanigans. Located in the historic district of Pensacola Beach, 49 Via de Luna. Call 850-916-9808. www. 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, popground located on our beach well within view of dining parents. beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders beach to the most popular bands from across the south. beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003 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, 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. Look for the Red Roof. 850-932-0700 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 ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment coupled with great food and warm and friendly service by Employees who Give a Damn! complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mouton Rothschild 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, After Sundown...................................................................................................... big screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, its here. 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. 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 BARE 10 a.m. til close; TX HoldEm at 7 p.m., $2 Tuesday dies Nite, Thursday half price T-Shirt Nite. Live Entertainment Across from the Boardwalk. Open 10 am 3 am. 850-932-2211. 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. Live Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner everyday. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renees Famous Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, its directly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days. 850-916-5087.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 LaFitte Cove. All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-shirt. Look for the Jolly Rogers A beach experience under the giant thatched roof. Open air bar serving your favorites. Specialty Fat Tuesday frozen drinks like the Octane 190. Live music on stage. Bikini contests. Crawday afternoons. terfront on Santa Rosa Sound. Located at the Boardwalk. 850-916-9888. 2012 Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 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 Y ORK IRISH SALOON ONE OF AMERICAS GREAT STEAKHOUSESTM 11 Time Golden Spoon Aw ar d WinnerFlorida Trend Magazi ne Hall of Fa meBeef Backers Aw ar d Best St eaks in FloridaFlorida Mon thly Magazi ne Best Pub in FloridaFe atured on NBCs Today Sh ow and on T he Food Net wo rk Highly Recommended by Fodors, Frommers, Mobil & AA A Tr av el Guides 2011Visit us on the web at: E-mail: 41524-25_DinrCoverPensacola31412.indd 1 3/19/12 11:56:27 AM


PAGE 14 Island Times January 7, 2014 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. Calendar Pets Pensacola Beach Dog Parks. Daily, 7 to SUNSET. Leashed, friendly dogs. Parking Lot E located near park east and Parking Lot B near park west on Fort Pickens Road. FEBRUARY1: Double Bridge Run, 7 a.m. End on Beach 2: Super Bowl XLVIII 7: Krewe of Nereids Moonpie Party, 7 pm, Sandshaker. Open to public. 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 22: Kids and Kritters Parade, 2 p.m. Casino Beach Parking Lot 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. www.sria-fla.comMARCH 1: Mardi Gras Street Dance, 1 pm Sabine Sandbar. Open to public. 2: Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade, 2 p.m. Via de Luna to Gulfside Pavilion. 3: Free Red Beans and Rice Luncheon. Casino Beach parking lot. 11 a.m. Hosted by the Krewe of Wrecks. All are welcome. 4: Fat Tuesday. Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker. 6 p.m. 4: Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Paradise. No entry fee. 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 Real Estate For Rent 101 Cypress Pt. E, Pensacola, $359,000. MLS #448250. This lovely three story contemporary overlooking Escambia Bay comes with deeded access to shared dock with private covered boat slip/lift. Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 $26,900. Gulf Breeze .19 acre. Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $240,000. Gulf Breeze. 4/3 home in Grand Ridge. Spacious floor plan, Underground utilities. Two car garage. Just blocks from Oriole Beach boat ramp. MLS#434436 Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Call a professional who advertises in Island Times! Real Estate For Sale Waterview Lot. 320 Deer Point Drive, Gulf Breeze. Exclusive Gated Neighborhood. $125,000. Contact Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850-377-3145. 5636 East Bay Blvd. Waterfront 3/2.5. $489,000 MLS #448374 Watch the sunset on the dock of this East Bay waterfront home complete with a covered boat house and sitting area. Call Today. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 JANUARY 8: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 11: Pensacola Beach Half Marathon. Casino Beach, 8 a.m. 11: Ft. Pickens Living History, 9-5. Candlelight Tours until 8:30 p.m. 11: Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party, 3 p.m. Paradise. Open to public. 11: Krewe of Bananimals Ball, Ticket $45. Springhill Suites. 7 pm 12: Ft. Pickens Living History, 9-5 12: Surfers Memorial, Paradise, 3 16: Krewe of Wrecks Parade Safety Meeting, 6 pm, SRIA boardroom 18: Krewe of Wrecks Parade Safety Meeting, 10 am, SRIA boardroom 18: Krewe of Shaker Wigwacker Party, Sandshaker, 9 p.m. 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 25: Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball. 10 a.m. The Dock 25: Krewe of Kids, Sign Up Meeting, 2 p.m. Beach Church 25: Beach Babe Contest, Krewe of Brewe, Sandshaker, 3 pm


Island Times PAGE 15 January 7, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopes Saturday, December 21 Gildan New Mexico Bowl Washington State vs. Colorado State No 45-48 Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State vs. USC No 20-45 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo vs. San Diego State Yes 24-49 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Tulane vs. Louisiana-Lafayette Yes 21-24 Monday, December 23 Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg Bowl East Carolina vs. Ohio Yes 37-20 Tuesday, December 24 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Boise State vs. Oregon State Yes 23-38 Thursday, December 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Bowling Green Yes 30-27 Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl Utah State vs. Northern Illinois Yes 21-14 Friday, December 27 Military Bowl Marshall vs. Maryland Yes 31-20 Texas Bowl Syracuse vs. Minnesota No 21-17 Fight Hunger Bowl BYU vs. Washington No 16-31 Saturday, December 28 New Era Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs. Notre Dame No 16-29 Belk Bowl Cincinnati vs. North Carolina Yes 17-39 Russell Athletic Bowl Miami vs. Louisville No 9-36 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan vs. Kansas State No 14-31 Monday, December 30 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee vs. Navy Yes 6-24 Franklin American Music City Bowl Ole Miss vs. Georgia Tech Yes 25-17 Valero Alamo Bowl Oregon vs. Texas Yes 30-7 National University Holiday Bowl Arizona State vs. Texas Tech Yes 23-37 Tuesday, December 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona vs. Boston College Yes 42-19 Hyundai Sun Bowl Virginia Tech vs. UCLA No 12-42 AutoZone Liberty Bowl Rice vs. Mississippi State Yes 7-44 Texas A&M Yes 48-52 Wednesday, January 1 Gator Bowl Nebraska vs. Georgia No 24-19 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV vs. North Texas No 14-36 Capital One Bowl Wisconsin vs. South Carolina Yes 24-34 Outback Bowl Iowa vs. LSU Yes 14-21 Rose Bowl Stanford vs. Michigan State Yes 20-24 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl UCF vs. Baylor Yes 52-42 Thursday, January 2 Allstate Sugar Bowl Oklahoma vs. Alabama No 45-31 Pigskin Prognostications By Barry McCleary, Esq. ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Romantic aspects are high at this time for single Lambs looking for love. Warm and fuzzy feelings also are at enhanced levels for Rams and Ewes in paired relationships. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) This week favors what Taureans dote on -namely, love and money. Look for more meaningful relationships for both singles and pairs, as well as an improved GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) All lingering shreds of that recent bout with boredom are dissipated as you eagerly accept a challenging offer. Your positive mood persuades others to join you in this venture. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might need validation for a possible solution to a situation involving someone close to you. Consider asking a trusted friend or relative to help you with this problem. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Investigate carefully before agreeing to assist a friend or colleague with a personal problem. There might be hidden factors that could emerge later that will create problems for you. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your decision to work with an associate rather than go brings an unexpected bonus. Be careful not to be judgmental. Allow for free and open discussion. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) A loved one's health problem could, once again, make demands on your time and attention. But this time, make some demands of your own, and insist that others pitch in and help. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) This is a good time for the traditionally staid Scorpion to plan adjustments in your day-to-day schedules. Be impromptu, off-the-cuff actions. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Avoid creating unnecessary fuss over a situation you don't approve of. If it's going to work, it will do so despite your objections. If it fails, it will do so without a push from you. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Working with a trusted colleague could open your mind to exploring some considerations you previously dismissed out of hand. The weekend brings news from a loved one. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) Resolving a recent problem leaves you in a good ence on how things get done. But continue to encourage ideas and suggestions from others. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) A new friend suggests an interesting opportunity. But check it out before you snap at it. It might be a good deal for some people, but it might not work in helping you reach your goals. BORN THIS WEEK: You have a way of helping people solve their problems, making you a most-respected counselor and trusted friend. 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Internet Banking Bill Payment Service Waterfront Financing Flex Line Home Equity Loans Conventional Mortgages Personal ServiceBank of the South Island Branch Full Service Banking Close to Home It was a classic gridiron match up, the strength and traditions of top notch football programs versus the wit, experience and uncanny ability of Barry McCleary to call em like he sees em. The Pigskin Prognosticator forecast the winners in 35 college bowl games. Prior to this editions deadline, 30 of the bowls were complete. McCleary picked 19 out of 30 correctly. A very respectable 63 percent correct. It puts him ahead of a random computer generated 50 percent, a By the time you read this, the Noles or the Tigers will be the nations top college football program, said McCleary. I sat in a sea of red in the New Orleans Super Dome to watch the Sugar Bowl. Oklahoma Sooners 45 and Alabama Crimson Tide, 31. Roll Tide. Well get em next year. McCleary admits that he sticks with the Southern teams and they did not disappoint for the most part. Louisiana-Lafayette earned his nod because of the Cajun food, but they can play football, too. Sneaking past Tulane by 3 points. Then, the big school in Baton Rouge posted a win in the Outback Bowl. LSU beat Iowa by a touchdown. I picked the Tigers for all the LSU fans on the Beach, he said. And, thats a lot of people. McCleary had faith in Ole Miss, who won the Music City Bowl and Texas Tech took the Holiday Bowl. Texas A&M with the famous Johnny Football at quarterback beat Duke. McCleary picked Mississippi State to win, them being in a bowl game. Central Florida turned out to be the giant killer that McCleary predicted them to be. Racking up 52 points against Baylor. McCleary has a deep knowledge of SEC football, so his money was on the Ball Coach and his South Carolina Gamecocks in the Capital One Bowl. Good way to start the year, Cocks win by ten points. The Nebraska Cornhuskers, Colorado State Rams, Kansas State Wildcats hit him in the midsection with unpredicted wins. The surfers on the West Coast played better than McCleary thought they would. USC and UCLA earned bowl game victories. Note that we will recap his


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PAGE 18 Island Times January 7, 2014 Island Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy beaches Open everyday at 9 850-934-3141 715 Pensacola Beach Blvd at the Sabine Marina Happy Hour Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 9am-3pm Tuesday, Jan 7: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Jan 8: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan 9: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Jan 10: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Jan 11: Dennis Gossman & Mike Norris, 7 pm Sunday, Jan 12: Southern Breeze, 3 pm Tuesday, Jan 14: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Jan 15: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Jan 16: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Jan 17: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Jan 18: Dennis Gossman & John Mascaro, 7 pm Sunday, Jan 19: High Horse Band, 3 pm Mondays Guest Bartender 6 to 7 pm Tips donated to the Beach Elementary SchoolCall Dennis Remesch850-384-7607 4/3.5 High end features and attention to detail. $999,900 MLS #448434 Stunning Gulf Breeze Waterfront Home By Charles Gheen USAT Never Hurts To Tri Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Texas HoldEm Football Time!Bowl & NFL Games Paddys Mug Club$5 Mug $2 Beer during football games PaddyOLearysIrishPub.comAll The Way Around The BayThe alarm went off and I managed to roll over and open one eye. I soon focused on the alarm clock display and it read :05 a.m. Ive gotten out of bed this early many times for an athletic event, but Ive never really gotten used to it. This year the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon was again sponsoring a team in the Round The Bay Relay in the Fort Walton Beach-Destin-Niceville area and it was time to get up and get going. I pulled my running gear on, inhaled a piece of toast with peanut butter and washed it down with some sports drink. Less than 60 minutes after I awakened, six of us had piled into a van and were heading for the Fudpuckers in Fort Walton Beach. It was the last Saturday of the year and the weather forecast was for stiff winds, cold temperatures and rain showers. I was desperate for some coffee as we drove hurriedly down an almost-deserted highway. There are many relays in the country and most of them last a couple of days and are almost 200 miles in distance. The Round The Bay Relay is a scenic 36.8 miles around Choctawhatchee Bay; past the bayous, inlets and beaches there. There are seven bridges to cross. The race lasts limited to 100 teams this year. An associated ultra distance event was available for athletes who chose to cover the entire distance themselves. We pulled into the jammed parking lot just after 6 a.m. and it was a melee of runners and support personnel. Some of the teams were dressed in costumes. There was unusual headgear and everyone, it seemed, had on bright, neon colors. Rain sprinkled down and the wind was blowing hard as we waited for our starting time. It wasnt the best gotten some coffee. After what seemed like a runner, took off and headed east toward the Destin bridge. The road there has some amazing vistas, but we didnt notice because of the weather conditions. We drove ahead of her and stopped several times to take some action pictures while cheering her on. The staggered start times and the varying abilities of the our runner was soon by herself. She ran across the bridge and at about 2 miles into Destin she handed off the relay bracelet to our next runner, Diane Martinez. It was raining a little harder and the wind was decidedly picking up as she turned north towards the Mid-Bay Bridge. There, on the bridge ramp, she passed the bracelet to me. I had asked for this leg because its the hardest and I wanted the challenge. I was headed north directly into the wind. Theres a and its about 3.8 miles long. I started running and the wind and rain were blowing hard directly into my face and body. What was I thinking? I trudged along in the bike lane against traffic. Vehicles whizzed by me throwing up sheets of water as I tried to stay close to the bridges outer wall. I passed a couple of runners and two or three passed me, but for the most part I was alone with my thoughts and my labored breathing. Finally, I ran down off the bridge and through the tollbooth as my teammates yelled encouragement. I still had over 2 miles left, but now I was turning west and the wind was no longer blowing directly in my face. The rain abated and I got into a rhythmic pace that felt much faster than on the bridge. I handed off to Jehan Clark who headed west into Niceville teammate Nancy Brashears took the bracelet and headed toward the airport. She did well and runner Angelika Cope took over and headed for home. At times it poured on her as she turned south through Shalimar. Gaining bridges on her 6.6-mile route and finished strong! It was a memorable experience that Im sure well be talking about for months to come. Not their usual swim, bike and run event, but the Tri Gulf Coast club members like to take on a challenge. Athletes who prepared to take a quick splash into Santa Rosa Sound on January 1 at the Beach Chambers Polar Bear Plunge are (L to R): Dr. Evan Malone,Troy Godbee, Dr. Miles McDaniel, Perry Palmer (kneeling), Aaron Runyon, Chris Hicks, Mindi Straw, Kevin Swenson, Carey Martin, Joel Mathews, Brandon Grover, Kelly Agall, Gabriela Gasque, Joanne Chakowski and Matt Salvator. The groups next events include the Pensacola Beach Run January 11 and a TriGulfCoast Bike Ride January 12. Charles Gheen runs his leg of the Round The Bay Relay.


Island Times PAGE 19 January 7, 2014 By Terri McKamey One Stop Shop for the Watersports EnthusiastsSALES & RENTALSPensacola Beach at the Boardwalk 850-932-5520 OPEN 9 to 6weather permitting Catamarans Parasailing Waverunners Kayaks Boat RentalsGet a VIDEO of your Key Sailing Fun! Get a new kayak in 2014 ~ Gulf Front Lot: 135 Feet of Waterfront on the Gulf of Mexico. Ideal for your dream home or vacation rental. Cul de Sac location. MLS#443014 $595,000 850-982-8300 Dione Dunn Realtor IJon Woodham has been named the Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun Player of the Year for 2013. That announcement was made by Poker Promoter Rick Uzdevenes on the last day of December. Jon is a steady poker player, said Rick. He earned Player of the Month honors four times this year, including in December. He amassed many first place finishes and augmented that with a batch of second places. The Player of the Month and Player of the Year are determined by the number of wins and second mulates. In case of a tie, the Poker Commissioner reviews the results and makes a determination. Locals and tourists made their way to the Winners Circle the last two weeks of the year. Cassie Cady Smith was the winner over Jon Woodham December 13 at the Pelican Lounge. Beach pioneer and flying ace Tex Atkinson outlasted Todd Lentini at the Pelican December 17, only to repeat the performance the next night against Mike Wood at the Sandshaker. Lady Luck delivered an early Christmas present to the Beachs Greatest Saints Fan Tommy Grice on December 23. Grice took home all the chips at the Sandshaker besting Mike Wood. The following Monday in a spectacular final hand, tourist Bill Lang sent Rick Kool, Tommy Grice and Waldo the Sandshakers Texas Hold Em winners circle. Congratulations to Angela ney hosted at the Third Base Pub last month. Jon Woodham was second with Trace Lewis in third place and Richard Butler in fourth place. The event netted $250 for the cause. Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun games are open to anyone who is 21 or older and has a basic knowledge of the game. Rookies and those who have not played for a while are welcome. The game schedule is on page 12 of this edition. Call Uzdevenes at 850324-2667 for more information. Woodham Crowned Poker Champ Jon Woodham 2013 Player of the Year 850-932-2211 across from Boardwalk MONDAY: 10 -Close Half Price Drinks/Shots for BARE. Poker, 7 Trivia, 7:30 $2 TUESDAY: 10 -Close $2 Wine/Beer/Well. Karaoke with Becky 8 WEDNESDAY: 5 -Close Ladies Nite. $2 Wine/Beer/Well. John Hart Band, 9 THURSDAY: 7 -Close 1/2Price Drinks w/Shaker Shirt. Tyler Mac Band 9 Somethings Always ShakinWed, Jan 8 John Hart Band 9 Thurs, Jan 9 Tyler Mac Band 9 FriSat Jan 10-11 Class X, 9 Sat, Jan 11 8 Pcol Bch Run Party Sun Jan 12 The Hushpuppies 4 Krewe of Shakers WigWacker Party Sat 18 th 9 pm Lektric Mullet On the Sandshaker Stage!Wed, Jan 15 John Hart Band 9 Thurs, Jan 16 Tyler Mac Band 9 Fri, Jan 17 Something Huge, 9 Sat, Jan 18 Lektric Mullet, 9 Sun Jan 19 Lektric Mullet 4 Get your Shaker T-Shirt Beach Mardi Gras headquartersAfter Parade Party March 2Welcome to the new year! I is over for January, there is still it just might be a little wetter or colder out there. We've had some really foggy days and some perfectly sunny days, but so far the weather hasn't effected the Bulls bite. The key with the Reds is to watch the tides, because even though they are here in the Bay with the moving water. Bonita seem to be the catch on the Pier although I heard about a few Sheepshead being caught off Navarre pier. It's a little early for them, but very possible. Catching Sheepshead is a learned art. It looks as if it should be very simple; toss a piece of fresh-cut shrimp in front of them and they eat it, most of the time. But, that parsimonious mouth is very stingy when it comes to ingesting hooks; often they nip off the bait and leave you hanging. Use a hook small enough to but the teeth are so strong that through the light wire of smaller tackle. You usually need a sinker of some sort because Heads are most often found in holes, channels, around rocks, concrete or other hard structures where crabs live. One good way to rig is to put the hook on a dropper made of 20-pound-test hard mono or to teeth than standard mono) and then hang the sinker on the bitter end of the line about 18 inches below. With this rig, you can starts nibbling on the bait; if the sinker is above the hook, as in a hard enough to move the sinker before you feel anythingand by that time the bait may be long gone. Whatever the bait, the trick is to hold light tension on the line you can sense weight there as you take up the slack, go ahead and set the hook; you miss some, but you hook most, once you develop the touch. Whatever you are fishing new year off right grab a kid and Fort Sets ProgramsGulf Islands National Seashore will present the following events during January: Living History Camp, January 11 and 12: The event features a living history encampment by Company C, 3rd U.S. Infantry until 3 p.m. Sunday. Candlelight Tour of Fort Pickens, January 11: The Fort will remain open until 8:30 p.m. for self-guided candlelight tours. Fee Free Day, Monday, January 20: In conjunction with the Martin Luther King,Jr. holiday, there will be no entrance fee into National Parks, which includes Fort Pickens. For more information, call


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