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Volume IX, Number 23 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 4, 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 Buy A Piling Support The SchoolPensacola Beachs Elementary School is a nationally recognized educational institution whose students post top scores on standardized tests. the Buy A Piling Support Your School fundraising campaign. The pilings are $500 each. Construction will commence this summer with a groundbreaking ceremony set for March 11 at 11:30 a.m. on campus. Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board Members ready to break ground on additional instructional space are (L to R): Board President Todd McCurdy, Jeff May, Wendy Kauffman, Mark Thompson, Napier Constructions Philip Napier, Kristin Amberson and Principal Jeff Castleberry. For more on how to help the Beach School Sandpipers, turn to page 2.


PAGE 2 Island Times March 4, 2014 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times Pensacola Beach Elementary School Timeline Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board of Directors and Staff: Students Flock To Beach School, Sandpipers Seek Donations iPad Businesses See Green As The Color Of Spring


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 March 4, 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home Turn to The Good TimesSpecial Section Pages 10-11Mardi Gras Day Events Ash Wednesday Schedule Photos St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl Good Times The Islander Newspaper February 27, 1987LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. Eight years ago, three people, Frank Douglas, Larry Geisel and Jane Waters met on a dark, cold, misty November afternoon in Delgados (now Flounders). Their purpose was to conduct a feasibility study on presenting a Mardi Gras celebration on Pensacola Beach. The first order of business was to scrub the study. The threesome knew that starting a promotion with no money, no precedent, and no sponsorship could only be insane. So, they proceeded to establish the Krewe of Wrecks. by contributing a hundred bucks to get a bank account set up. Memberships went on sale for $5 each. Thirty people bought them and the Wrecks were in business. Amazingly, the format set up in 1980 has never changed. The celebration has simply blossomed under the careful tutelage of the Wrecks Board of Directors. Many of the first thirty members have gone, but they left year consisted of a few automobiles, the SRIA garbage truck, Indians. Still, the royal court headed the procession, riding in vintage convertibles, just as they do today. Capt. Harry Gowens sponsored the Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, carrying the burden on his own in 1980. The second year, the Island Authority crashed through with the bucks to continue the luncheon and they have this every year since. We are all still singing the written by Rosemary Ryle. We are still producing costumes for the royal court, using the design Sara James created in 1980. And, we are still putting her logo on our t-shirts. Year after year, we return for meetings in the same beach bistros which have served the Wrecks so well. The meetings remain the same, retaining the successful agendafive minutes of some kind of business and a couple of hours of hardy partying. Back in 1980, the Wrecks could not afford to buy postage stamps, so membership cards were handed out at meetings, just as they are now. Meeting dates were announced in The Islander, and this tradition continues. There are a lot of unsung heroes and heroines in the Wrecks chronicleslike the members of the Womans Club who come forth to serve Red Beans and Rice every year, the sequiners who decorate the sailors hats and costumes, the t-shirt sellers, the beer pullers, and munchee makers. I am the only member of ing with the Krewe of Wrecks. Its time-consuming, sometimes frustrating, frequently nerve wracking, and I would not trade the experience for anything in the world. (Oh, well, maybe a million dollars.) Tomorrow, as I stop to the podium and give my eighth greeting of Happy Mardi Gras, all the happiness in the hearts of the Wrecks who have enjoyed or who still enjoy the mystical communion of fun and I will rejoice one more time that Mardi Gras on Pensacola Beach lives The Krewe of Wrecks leading ladies were honored at the 2014 Queens Dinner, February 24 at Flounders. First Mate Edie Draper, left, and First Mate Evelyn Wright, reigned over the Wrecks during 1996 and 1990, respectively.Krewe of Coma Kicks Up Fun In Final HoursWhen the sun sets on March 4, the Queen of Coma Christine Cook wants you to twinkle, sparMardi Gras slip quietly into the history books. The Krewe of Coma hosts a party and lighted hat contest Tuesday, March 4 beginning at 6 p.m. King Carl Zemenick and Queen Christine will reign over the madcap antics until the identities of the new royalty are revealed. The Coma Coronation takes place about 7 p.m. and is followed by a lighted hat contest. How outrageous can you get, quipped Queen Christine. The party is open to everyone and we expect to see you here. The newly crowned royalty take the lighted procession to the Sabine Sandbar and eventually arrive at Paradise Bar and Grill to view the Shoe Box Float entries. There is no charge to enter the prizes to be earned. For more details, turn to page 10 in this edition or go to Congratulations Kids & Kritters Parade Mini Float Winners 1st: Earth Day Islandstyle is Out of This Worldpresented by the Holiday Inn Express; Ryan and Eric Furrow, Conner Rhodes, Nate and Andrew Jansen and Diane Furrow 2nd: Dogzilla. Diane and Larry Deeward and their Yorkies 3rd: Space Shuttle and Space Angels: Jackson, Cailyn and Kenady Cooke, Madison Perez and Genevive Perliss


PAGE 4 Island Times March 4, 2014 ?? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE 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 Be Here!Stay and Play Special RatesReservations 850-932-2319 Rev Billy....Mar 7 & 8 at 6 PM Victor Wainwright....Mar 9 at 3 PM; MAR 11 AT 6 PM The Gills....Mar 15 at 6 PM, MAR 16 AT 3 PM, MAR 17 AT 6 PM Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound FAT tuesdayJoe Moss... March 4 at 6 PM Shoe Box Float Contest. Great Prizes. Free to Enter 8 PM St. Paddys Day Pub CrawlMonday, March 17: Specials, Corned Beef, Stop #6 at 12:30 PMGET A T-SHIRT. THE GILLS ARE LIVE ON STAGE AT 6 PM Asteria Lux... March 18 at 6 PM Remedy Krewe...March 19 at 6 PM Brandon Santini...March 20 at 6 PM Big Al and The Heavyweights...March 22 at 6 PM Dont Miss.... B-I-N-G-O!Lynne Zwerg had all the Bingo balls bouncing her way at the Beach Church Bingo. She took home a $420 jackpot. Are you feeling the lucky, too? Everyand third Thursday each month. Bring twenty bucks. MASTERFUL MOMVilla Sabines Cameron, Jude, River and Charlotte Hunter are cheering for their Mom Erin who successfully defended her thesis. She is being awarded a Masters Degree in Biology from UWF. Their message? We are so proud of you, Mom."BEACH SCIENTISTPensacola Beachs Jett Crowdis brought home a third place trophy from the 59th Annual West Panhandle Regional Science and Engineering Fair January 24. Jett, who is a student in the IB program at Pensacola High School, competed in the Physics and Astronomy category. BUZZING BEESCongrats to Gulf Breeze Middle School eighth grader Shayla Ides who won her division in the Sandy Sansing Spelling Bee last month. Miranda Lee, Gulf Breeze High Junior, earned $50 for high school competitors. ROYAL CHORUSPensacola Beachs Monette Hodges celebrated her birthday in royal style. It coincided with the annual Queens Dinner, February 24 at Flounders. Ninety-two Mardi Gras Queens managed a slightly off-key rendition of Happy Birthday to toast her day.TWO GRANDKaren Sullivan Sams is the two-thousandth person to like the Island Times Facebook page. We like you, too, Karen.BLUES MANMemphis Bluesman Cedric Burnside entertained a big Wednesday night crowd at Paradise February 19. Beach Realtors Mark Lee, Cherry Fitch and Gary Michaels along with Clever Ogre sales exec Nora Jones and Justin Emling got into the groove. KING OF HEARTSBig Todd Lentinis hand is a poker player asked Wendi Huffmaster to be his bride on Valentines Day. She said yes! Lady Kim Schmitz of the Trivia Roundtable emerged with the correct answer of double nickels as the number of Surf and Sand Cottages. Pascagoula Pete was the Trivia Master for the Day and asked how many cottages were originally built on the motel site which went from the Sound to the Gulf. He used a vintage Sandborn Insurance map dated 1954 as his reference. If you ever stayed overnight in the cinder block cottages you met Louise Savelli. She was the general manager of the Surf and Sand, so the Trivia Master conspur trivia. Louise concurred. Yep, 55. Then when we needed parking in the 1980s and added all the shops, we had to demolish a few cottages. Wally Pecevich took down two units to make parking, she recalled. The retail, restaurants and bars became known as the Sandspur Republic. The mythical kingdom had a variety of inhabitants, hosted all kinds of wacky promotions and served as the heart and soul of downtown Pensacola Beach. Jayne Drees Redmond made a special effort to answer noting that there were 55 units plus a lobby and a pool. She will get a special t-shirt. Lady Kim says she needs a new Trivia t-shirt to wear while her royal consort drives her around in the golden golf cart on Sunday afternoons. Big Bob Dority must have counted the Gulfside units only. His answer, was a tad shy of 55. The shoreside mariner Onshore Chuck Brower must have only counted the Soundside units. His answer, was way off. The Duchess of the Dunes Joanne Brooks was a guest at the cottages in 1970. She stayed near the Gulf and thought 20 was a good guess. The royal wrongness emanated from her answer. It is a humbling experience to receive trivia answers from someone of her stationback on the throne in the Kingdom of Wrong Answers, Queen Jo. Long may you reign! From the Queen of Wrong Answers to the Queen of Pub Crawlers. The Trivia Master is thinking about an Irish Colleen of the Society of Leprechauns. She wore the crown for more than one year. To get this one correct, and to authenticate her heritage you must include her maiden name and married name to your computer and answer to email the correct answer to will receive a special green Trivia winners t-shirt. Send your name and phone number with your answer. Hurry, deadline to answer is Friday, March 7. Theres a special Go Irish on the Island edition of Island Times brewing for March 13. Good luck. CROWN ROYALWhich Beach resident has the largest, most dazzling queens crown? Krewe of Sevilles Mary Samaras or Krewe of Brewes Pam Lane Templeton? Lets call it a tie. Both are beautiful.RARE BREEDNeeka and Bejeweled, the Silken Windhounds, were among the parading pups at the Kids and Kritters parade. A real treat to see these two dogs, since there are only 2000 of the breed in existence. More recognizable was Zoey the Afghan Hound owned by Jill Jones.BEARLY THEREIts that time of year. Jureda Lambert had Smokey or Yogi or one of the three bears in her backyard in Gulf Breeze during February. She was as startled as the bear. She warned friends and family to watch out, keep small dogs inside, turn on some lights and make some noise. Its rare for a bear to swim to the Beach but one very confused bear found himself at Sally Chamberlins beach house years ago. She kept him at bay with her broom until authorities arrived, which, by the way, is inadvisable.


PAGE 5 Island Times March 4, 2014 The February 20 Santa Rosa Island Authority Snowbird TrolSRIA Events coordinator Andrew Edwards. Mind your manners on Pensacola Beach or go to jail. The Santa Rosa Island Authority authorized their Chairman Tammy Bohannon to send a warning let ter to Party Down South reality TV series producers at a special Board Meeting, February 26. The CMT series, which garnered a reputation for crass, lewd and raunchy behavior, made plans to for up to two months on Pen sacola Beach. Most residents and business owners were concerned about the profane image that could be attached to Pensacola Beach. Escambia County Commissioner SRIA Board Makes Strong Statement To Reality TV Producers, Residents and Businesses Just Say NoGrover Robinson whose district includes Pensacola Beach said, Based on both content of the show, the behavior of the cast and reports regarding the way this production treated both people and property in its previous host community, I do not support this project, nor do I believe this is the right way to present Escambia County and Pensacola Beach to the world. A handful of businesses welcomed the idea of the having the reality series and their money in town. The owner of Nikkis Pizza supported the idea of having the We need this bump in business said John Founaris, owner of Nikkis Pizza. We would love for them to come here. This is the best advertising. We are open late and see locals drunk and The Pensacola Beach Advocates Board of Directors attended the SRIA meeting. Former President Jim Cox said they were united in seeking the SRIA Boards assistance. The SRIA has worked so hard to make this a family friendly and eco tourism destination, said Cox. The damage that this reality show can do outweighs the short term gain of selling pizza. Beach resident Elizabeth Hewson initiated contact with the small beach community where the I urge you to speak with the Councilman at Murrels Inlet, said Hewson. They suffered tremendously when the series barrassment. This will negatively impact the entire Greater Pensacola Area. Concerns about noisy genroads, conducting business in a residential area, profane lan guage and lewd behavior were discussed. Dog House Deli Owner Sharon Holler urged Pensacola Beach businesses to band together and Authority Seeks Public Input About Golf Cart Friendly Beach Will golf carts be allowed to roll on Santa Rosa Island avenues? Thats the topic of a Public Hearing set for Wednesday, March 26 at 5 p.m. at the SRIA boardroom. The Santa Rosa Island Authority staff is working on a recommendation to bring before the board on how best to make the island golf cart friendly, and is seeking public input. According to Santa Rosa Island Authority Director Buck Lee, carts are being operated on the beach, thus the need for some regulation. Santa Rosa County has adopted an ordinance that is fairly simple, said Lee. But the mini mum age is only 14-years-old. SRIA staff is currently reviewing which roads would be appropriate for golf carts to travel and what safety equipment should be required. Points to be addressed by staff include drivers age, speed limit, require ments of lights, turn signals, seat belts, license plates and a prohibition of travel across the Bob Sikes Bridge. I see 12 and 14-year-olds driving carts in my neighbor hood, said Elected SRIA Board Member Thomas Campanella. roads and keep them off Via de Luna and Fort Pickens? Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon supports the idea and added, I have rented golf carts in other vacation areas. It is very enjoyable. People come here to create shared memories. SRIA Public Safety Director Bob West warns that any ordinance needs to be enforceable by the Sheriffs Department. If the Santa Rosa Island Authority Board votes to recommend the carts be allowed on beach streets, the item will be sent to the Escambia County Board of Commissioners for their consideration. The County has to create the ordinance to make the Beach golf cart friendly, said Lee. The Santa Rosa Island Au thority Administrative Committee dealt with the donation dilemma at their February 26 meeting. tune the Boards policy for making donations. Due to the increase in requests for funding, we need to amend the policy and application, said Robbie Schrock, SRIA director of Administration. Requests are so varied. The recommendation to create a community, civic and charitable organization category and a separate tourism and promotional category, each with its own request She refused to sign a contract requesting access to her business from March 14 to May 16. We are a family business and we cater to families said Holler. Its not just my generations morals. My younger customers do not want it here. Fred Simmons, owner of the Paradise Inn complex, Paradise Coastal Realty and Paradise Vacation Rentals pulled the plug on any contracts that were offered. The shows producers notified SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee that they would not be coming to Pensacola Beach late on Thursday, February 27. hotel rooms for one to seven nights on Pensacola Beach. The Architectural and Environmental Committee will receive an engineering program as a planning tool for future projects. Baskerville Donovan Engineer Mike Langston is developing the program to include road access, pedestrian access, traffic flow, parking, ADA compliance, storm water issues, drainage and signage. The Board will use the program to review and prioritize improvement and repair projects. The SRIA Full Board will meet Wednesday, March 12 at 5 p.m. The meetings are open to the public. Agendas are online at Committees Retool Policies, Seek Project List limit will come back to the Administrative Committee. The Board will consider an annual budget allocation, only to be exceeded in special circumstances requiring a super majority of board support. The funding policy discussion was followed by a request from the Miracle Strip Corvette Club to receive $7,500 in advertising assistance for their September 13 Show on Casino Beach. The Committee voted in favor of designating $5,000 to the Club who must coordinate with the SRIAs ad agency EW Bullock Associates. Carol Mills, Club spokesman stated that the Club reserves 400


PAGE 6 Island Times March 4, 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... 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Of course, Booof whirling, twirling and swirling fancily dressed Wrecks. The Elks Lodge set up a bountiful table with enticing and delicious food to sustain the dancers. It was another perfect and magical night in paradise. The lights waters of Sabine Bay creating the usual incredible view from the back deck of the Lodge. That seems so casually said when Im really feeling so Blessed. I was feeling even more Blessed sitting in my downstairs living room listening to some great tunes by Johnny Redmond. He always brings one of his guitars when he visits and is happy to relax and just sing and play like he does at home. For us, its a wonderful private concert and the perfect ending to a beautiful Mardi Gras day. Johnny always sings one of my favorite songs: Sunday Morning Coming Down. This year, God joined the show with an unexpected, scary, loud, thunderous light-up-the-sky storm complete with drenching rain and extreme winds which we watched through the window and doors right behind Johnny. Talk about a glorious Aura behind somebody. I have never seen anything like it before and I doubt I ever will again; truly unforgettable memories. Only one other party can rival the Krewe of Wrecks Ball. That is their Queens Dinner served at Flounders each year. Its not really a rival for the Ball and certainly would never be another place where you can see more and larger tiaras then please share it with us all. Ceiling lights are truly unnecessary can create a need for sunglasses at times. Yall know I normally stay away from politics, religion, economics and most controversial subjects. My goal is always to entertain my readers and hopefully keep you all informed of the celebrations, fun, joy and love we all share for our community. But every now and then I have to speak up and voice my opinion. Ill remind everyone again, that these are my views and opinions and not those of this Newspaper or other contributors to it. I know that a lot of you are happy with the decision of a National Drug store to adopt a new policy of no longer selling cigarettes in any of their stores. I know most of you agree because you either do not smoke, do not condone smoking, dont even want to be around cigarette smoke and believe that its a very honorable position for store owners to take and are probably hoping it is just the beginning of banning cigarette sales everywhere. Of course, that is your right and the right of the owners. But before you begin the applause, I caution you all to think about all the people and not just yourself. Beware of rejoicing when rights enjoyed by others are taken away because you dislike it; because the next right to be banned could be the one you like and enjoy. Shouldnt they also by their explanation, ban the sale of sodas, diet sodas, candy and snacks, which are also harmful to the health of many? If everything harmful to our health is removed, there will be a lot of empty shelf space in every store. Just something to think about. I have to throw in some Vodka tips and this is just the at least one Vodka cleaning or health tip with each column for the rest of the year. I think this one is perfect for the end of Mardi Gras because there are a lot of wine drinkers, I meant connoisseurs on the island. Ya ready? For Wine Stains: spray Vodka on stains, scrub with a brush, and then blot dry. Thats what they say. What I say is, Drink Vodka instead of wine and you wont have wine stains at all! Dont forget to keep your green stuff out for celebrating St. Patricks Day Pub Crawl on the Island. Its for a great charity and is a lot of fun, if you can keep up. I was able to participate in the whole thing way back in my much younger days (or lets just call em the less mature years). Do your part go out and enjoy it! Find a lucky four-leaf clover or kiss a shamrock or an Irishman. Have fun and share your earnings in our local economy. Im not sure about the rest of you, but I am tired of all the casseroles, stews, soups, roasts (beef and pork), giant pots of chili and spaghetti that are necessary to sustain revelers through the Mardi Gras season. I know there will be plenty of Corned Beef and Cabbage out there but Im ready for some down home cooking and major comfort food. For me, that means a big, fat, dripping with juice down your chin, cheeseburger or in this case, a Buddy Burger. For those of you who never knew the late, great Buddy Green, he anything. He would help anyone right down to literally giving you the shirt he was wearing. Buddy was a great help to the late Jane Waters Cooper in the early days of our Island newspaper with his knack for getting things to work again. I never heard of anyone that he refused to help Its a privilege and a pleasure to share one of the Award-winning recipes from an unforgettable man. So, lets cook. Burgers Ala Buddy Bear 3 lbs. ground beef -tsp. Worcestershire -tsp. cayenne pepper 2 Eggs, beaten -tsp. salt 2 Cloves minced garlic 6 Slices Swiss Cheese 6 Large buns (with sesame seeds) Saute onion with garlic until translucent. Combine beef, Worcestershire, pepper, salt and eggs and mix well (hands always work best). Add onion and garlic mixing well. Divide mixture into 12 equal size balls. Press out to form patties. Grill or pan fry 3 to 5 minutes on each side then add cheese between 2 patties. Cook until cheese is melted (about 1 minute) on each side. Serve on toasted buns with your favorite trimmings. Enjoy, dont forget to share and get ready for St. Patricks Day! See ya in the kitchen..


Island Times PAGE 7 March 4, 2014 Worship by the Water, 9 AM Flounders Beach Our Lady Catholic Church, 9:45 AM Avenida 18 /Via De Luna Pensacola Beach Church, 10 AM Avenida 18 /Via de Luna Central Waterside Church, 9 AM Bimini Beach Bar 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 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.... To The Editor Letters Jennifer Byrom, P.A. Wills, Estates and Probate Marital and Family Law Child Custody Juvenile Law Civil Litigation Guardianship LawThe hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Toll Free: 877-889-8822 5177 Elmira Street Milton Facing the Courthouse916-9000 No SmokeHey Florida! Smoking in and at an eating establishment went out with high button shoes. This is 2014 not 1914. What is more unappetizing listening to a fun rocknroll group with your libation and or three over? Go outside. Do the right thing. I do not want to take away your pleasure. Please do not take away from mine. Ron Elmone Pensacola BeachWinnersThe Krewe of Bananimals congratulates the February 9 Chili Cook Off participants. Tim Morgan had the winning pot of chili followed by Sheila Henley and Melissa Wright. Each received a Sandbar Gift Card for $100, $50 and $25, respectively. Congratulations! Also, thanks to all participants. The chili varieties were fantastic. Stacey Wright Krewe of Bananimals Secretary & Queen ResortQuest Real Estate, a real estate leader in Northwest Florida for over 36 years, announced that Karen Cook and her team of real estate professionals have joined the company. The rently located at 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd. on Pensacola Beach will now be the newest ResortBroker Karen Cook and the firms five REALTORS will join the ResortQuest Real Estate team of more than 100 sales associates from Perdido Key to Panama City Beach. Weve been interested in expanding our offices to Pensacola Beach for sometime, said ing broker. Karen has been in the business for more than 30 years and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the company. We recognize that Pensacola Beach is a very active resort and residential market and look forward to becoming a part of the community. Cirque du Soleil is pleased to announce that its newest arena show, Varekai, will perform in Pensacola at Pensacola Bay Center from March 19 23 for seven performances only. The word Varekai means wherever in the Romany language of the gypsies, the universal wanderers. Directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to those who quest path that leads to Varekai. Tickets are available at www., or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at Pensacola Bay Center Box Cirque du Soleil Performance Set for Bay CenterCook Realty Teams Up With Resort Quest third place honors at the February 22 Kids and Kritters Parade. Angels and Genevieve Perliss. Little Angel Kenady Cooke, right, cannot bear to


PAGE 8 Island Times March 4, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... This column is dedicated to Chico the Chihuahua. Though I didn't know his Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Pelican Lounge, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 Sunday: Paddy OLearys, 6


PAGE 9 Island Times March 4, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online Pride of ownership shows in this delightful 3BR/2.5BA townhome. Kitchen has custom cabinets, granite and upgraded appliances. Move in ready. $259,000 MLS #458037 The all female Krewe of Nereids has awarded the first ever Woman of the Year Award to Lois Jernigan for her good humor, strength and courage battling cancer. Making the presentation at the February 15 Masquerade Party are (L to R) Sharon Mattair, Honoree Lois Jernigan, Marilyn LeNormand, Lila Cox, Courtney Winstead and Ella Hess. The Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Kristen Loera as the President/ CEO of the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber of Commerce. Loera brings to the Gulf Breeze Area Chamber a strong background of service to non-profit agencies and chambers of commerce in Santa Rosa County as well as valuable job experience in event planning, sales, fundraising, marketing and business management. Outgoing President/CEO, Josie Cotti, will continue to serve the Chamber in a volunteer capacity. Gulf Breeze Chamber Hires Loera To Lead


PAGE 10 Island Times March 4, 2014 March 4, 2014 Island Times PAGE 11 Good TimesThe 2014 Fat Tuesday, March 4Krewe of Coma Royal Coronation and Lighted Hat Procession Shoe Box Float Contest, Ash Wednesday, March 5Pensacola Beach Community Church Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church NEW CROWNS~ all hail Krewe of Wrecks Captain Dan Smith & First Mate Carleen Wheeler 12th Night Queen Gena Glover Krewe of Nereids King Bob Dority Queen Marilyn LeNormand Krewe of Bananimals King Marty Lebrowski Queen Stacey Wright Krewe of Brewe Queen Millie Davis Beach Babe Kathy Videl Krewe of Nauga Queen Allison Sanchez Krewe of Bananimal Chicks Queen Samantha Cowen Krewe of Bananimal Chicks Krewe of Kids Queen Jocelyn Reeves King Max Work rfnrrtbf rfnftrfntbfrrnrnbn n brffffntr b f f f b frrnrnr We have gone back to basics. Expect the same incredible quality food delivered in less time. 850-932-1417 500 Quietwater Beach Blvd Upstairs from Key Sailing SHAMROCK SPECIALS Burger of the Month Shamrock Burger Lucky Shots March 2 nd 8 th $3 well $5 premium $5 Single Paddy Burger served from March 10 th -14 th only St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl Monday, March 17 We are Lucky Stop # 13 @ 4 pm Buy a t-shirt Eat Drink & Be Irish Captain Dan Smith & First Mate Carleen Wheeler Krewe of St. Patrick Lady Carol McEachern Lord Christian Fitch Kids and Kritters paraders from Gulf Breeze included (left) 9-month-old Kayla Smith, (center) Veronica and Jack Ryan, (right) Sailor Waters. The fourth annual parade took place February 22 at Casino Beach parking lot. The theme was Out of this World. Boy Scouts from Troop 11 in Gulf Breeze served as the Honor Guard at the Kids and Kritters Parade, February 22. Scouts are (L to R): David Owen, Michael Mallette and Luke Stersic. The parade attracted hundreds of spectators. Bob Shubob Seymour holds his daughter Stella so she can meet the Kids and Kritters Parade Grand Marshall Muchacho the Celebrity Horse, February 22 at Casino Beach.


Island Times March 4, 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 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 FIT BEACHBy Susan Haselton-Barr Jambo (hello) Everybody! New Year-New Me. We are fully entrenched into 2014. With the New Year upon us we all have the ability to reinvent ourselves. Waking up with energy and healthy skin gives us all an energy jump-start for the day. I am currently working with my old body. I started training with the run/walk Jeff Galloway method. After several months I am still alive and have reduced per minute mile pace. I am amazed at how the body responds to weight loss. Trying on my running shorts and a sparkled skirt for an upcoming run, I had the best laugh ever. I looked like Humpty Dumpty with stick-skinny legs. Guess my round belly will be the last to go. You must promise the next time you see an old Humpty Dumpty looking lady running in Gulf Breeze, you will honk and waive. Hopefully in a few more months I can transform into a slim egg! Does that mean I have no yolk? Ha Ha! Now that we have talked about our interior-body, lets evaluate our exterior skin. The chilly weather has robbed our skin of much needed moisture. Our skin screams Ouch! Flaky, itchy, and cracked skin can accentuate all of the fine lines and wrinkles. My drinking 8 glasses of water mantra still stands. To further help with moisture-deprived skin, choose a thicker lotion and or an ointment. The word ointment I know heralds memories of your mothers or grandmothers odd smelling jars. They were on to a winner that needs to be brought back to life. Ointments have been improved over the years. They are now formulated with different bases and yummy smelling essential oil scents. These thicker body moisturizers will absorb for a longer period of time and transcend several layers of your skin. The best form of application is right after a tepid, medium length, shower or bath. Apply the ointment or thick lotion over slightly moist skin. A wet surface aids in faster skin absorption. New Year-New Me. With our interior and exterior body happy, our mental attitude will reach new altitudes. Humpty Dumpty signing off...Quaharini (until we meet again)"Hey, what are you doing tonight...want to go out and grab something to eat?" This can be one of the scariest questions, when you are trying to lose weight. It never fails, when you finally decide, this is the week I am going to eat better and start working out, your spouse or friends ask you to go out and eat. Then the panic sets in, you worry and wonder how you are going to eat right and stay on your plan. When you get to the restaurant you are still attempting to stay on your plan. Then your friend says come on have a drink with me. Not wanting to be a dud, you agree, three drinks later and two baskets of bread and you are starting over the next day on your new diet. It happens all the time, one meal makes you feel so guilty you feel the need to start over. No need to worry and create unwanted stress, there are many ways you can make eating out be productive for your fitness plan and not a one way ticket to disaster. Remember to stay away from cream sauces, fried foods, and do not be fooled by sauted. Guzzle lots of water and have a plan before you go out as to how youre going to approach things. Here are some tips to be aware of when grabbing a bite to eat on the town. Read the menu carefully. Look for key words such as creamy, crunchy or au gratin which signify that the food is probably high in fat. Grilled, broiled, poached and steamed are low fat ways of cooking, but they are by no means a guarantee that no fat was added. You need to ask! If soup is on the menu, its your job to ask if the soup was made with milk or cream. If youre ordering pasta, you need to ask if the pasta was tossed with oil before sauce was added. Always ask for dressing on the side. Many restaurants are now offering low fat alternatives to their regular menu. Dont be afraid to ask. Be aware of correct portion sizes or take half home. Do not be fooled in a Mexican restaurant. Tortilla chips are 47% fat; refried beans are 39% fat; cheese nachos are 62% fat; while beef and cheese nachos with sour cream are 59% fat. Mexican rice is not as low fat as white rice from Chinese restaurant, but still an acceptable choice (15% fat). Chicken fajitas are also an acceptable choice at 26% fat. In a Chinese restaurant order extra rice; the more rice the less fat. Ask for steamed vegetables, and dont be afraid to order extra servings. Use your fork or chopsticks to lift the food out of the sauce onto your rice and vegetables, leaving excess sauce, egg, and nuts behind. Small changes in your nutritional plan lead to big gains overall. If youre overwhelmed and confused on the best way you should be feeding, shoot me a text at 305-393-1282 and reserve a complimentary nutritional audit today.By Geoff Kalmbach


Island Times PAGE 13 March 4, 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. Somethings always shakin Monday half price BARE 10 a.m. til close; TX HoldEm & Trivia at 7 p.m., Check out the Gift Shop. 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 March 4, 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. CalendarWillies. 5 p.m. 20: Ft. Pickens Bike Ride. 10 am 22: Pedaling Pickens,10 am. Shipwreck event. 10:30 am 25: Pensacola Beach Chamber Membership Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Pensacola Beach RV Resort 25: PB Optimist Oratorical Contest Finals, Beach Church 25: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, Paradise, 5:30 pm. Guests call 850-932-1500. 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 29: Gulf Breeze Celebrates the Arts. Gulf Breeze High School lot. Thr 30th.APRIL1: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 4: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay. Ends at the Beach VIC. Thru April 5. 8: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 9: 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 11: Crawfish Festival, Bamboo Willies. Thru 14th 12: Tour de Cure Bike event. 850492-6100 ext. 3131 BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 7. 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, $349,900. 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. $475,000 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 MARCH 4: Our Lady of the Assumption Snow Bird Wine and Cheese Party, 6 pm 4: Fat Tuesday. Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker. 6 p.m. 4: Shoe Box Float Contest, 8 p.m. Paradise. No entry fee. 5: Beach Church Game Day, 1:30 p.m. No charge. All are welcome. Every Wednesday. TheBeachChurch. com 6: Snowbird Martini Event, 4-6pm Crabs on the Beach 7: Early Deadline for Go Irish edition of Island Times 7: Beach School Astronomy Night. 6 pm. No charge. 8:McGuires Prediction Run. Pensacola. 8: Pedaling Pickens, 10 am. Ft. Pickens. Entry Fee to Fort. 9:Daylight Savings Time. Spring Forward 9: Relay for Life and Rescue Dog event. Hampton Inn. 11-4 11: Pensacola Beach Elementary School Groundbreaking, 11:30 am 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 13: PB Womans Club Fashion Show. 11 a.m. Our Lady. 15: Strongman Contest at Bamboo Willies. 15: Go Irish on the Island Scavenger Hunt. 16: TriGulfCoast Bike Ride and Wet Suit Demonstration, 7-10 am. Casino Beach 17: St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. www. 17: Green Bikini Contest, Bamboo Beach Mardi Gras Its all here Pensacola Humane Society has adoptable dogs, cats and kittens. They are accepting cash and supply donations. 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. 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 Times


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PAGE 17 Island Times March 4, 2014 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 Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal 850-982-8300 Dione Dunn Realtor I 850-293-9321 Nan HarperOwner/Associate MLS#458094 Pensacola Beach Canal Front Home. 4 bed 3.5 bath, Saltwater Pool, Boat House w/lift. Great Family Home or Rental Investment. Call for your personal tour. $999,000 MLS#458085 Gulf Front Jewel Built for Entertaining. 7 bed 6.5 bath, Private Dune Walkover, Views from Every Room. Excellent Rental History and So Much More. Call for your personal tour. $1,800,000Q: Can My Laptops Screen Be Repaired? A: Screens can fail for various reasons, but the repair almost always requires that the screen be replaced. Most often, the screen has been cracked, but sometimes they just go black and show no tical lines appear on the screen. I wouldnt recommend that the laptop owner attempt to do that repair, but a skilled technician can do it in about one hour. Most laptops require a great deal of disassembly in order to remove the old screen and insert the new one. Disassembly is easier than putting the computer back together correctly. On average, the cost of the repair should be less than $150. Some screens for relatively new computers can still be pricey, but for the most part, screens are about $75 to $100. Repair costs can be much higher if the laptop is sent to the original manufacturer for repair. Sometimes a screen repair involves replacing only the cables that are connected to the screen. Those wires can become frayed or broken over time and will cause of labor needed is about the same as for screen replacement, because of the amount of disassembly required. But the cost is much less when a new screen is not needed. On some laptop models, what appears to be a problem with the screen can actually be a problem with the video adapter. That component is inside the computer, attached to the main circuit board. When we see those fail it is usuoverheating condition caused by a clogged cooling fan. Insuring that the bottom of the laptop gets good ventilation can often prevent that problem. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156.Go Irish on the IslandRaises Funds for HospiceThe Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce intends to bring a pot of gold to Covenant Hospice after the twenty-eighth St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. The March 17 event is the culmination of the week long Go Irish on the Island promotion. Custom designed Pub Crawl t-shirts are available for sale at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Information Center and the 17 Pub Crawl locations starting March 10.. The proceeds from the t-shirt sales are donated to Hospice. A family friendly Scavenger Hunt is hosted March 14-16, followed by the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl on March 17. Traditions run deep among the Pub Crawlers, so Sidelines will serve as the starting place for the day. Doors open at 10 a.m. Stops include Hampton Inn, Hilton, Holiday Inn Resort, Paddys, Paradise, Red Fish Blue Fish, Crabs, The Dock, Flounders, Captn Fun, Hemingways, Surf Burger, Shaggys, Bamboo Willies, Sabine Sandbar and the Sandshaker. All the shenanigans are online at Nauga Queens Alison Sanchez, left,and Gwen Gibson presented a $1700 donation to Olivia Dickherber and Dog Layla of the Pensacola Humane Society. The proceeds were from the Naugas Champagne Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball. Not in photo Queen Nauga #1 Danah Gibson.


PAGE 18 Island Times March 4, 2014 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, Mar 4: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Mar 5: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Mar 6: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Mar 7: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 8: Dennis Gossman & Mike Norris, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 9: Southern Breeze, 3 pm Tuesday, Mar 11: Timmys Smart Ass Trivia, 7:30 pm Wednesday, Mar 12: Bar BINGO with Becky, 7:30 pm Thursday, Mar 13: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Friday, Mar 14: Karaoke with Becky, 8 pm Saturday, Mar 15: Dennis Gossman & Ricky Lee Phelps, 7 pm Sunday, Mar 16: High Horse, 3-7 pm Mondays Guest Bartender 6 to 7 pm Tips donated to the Beach 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 Santa Rosa Island Triathlon Never Hurts To Tri Mar 17 6 PM St. Paddys Pub Crawl Stop #16 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Texas HoldEm Trivia Darts paddyolearysirishpub.comHappy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 St. Paddys Week of Events March 1017 lets sham-rock! Its All About The BikeThere are several types of multi-sport events. Ive run in biathlons, duathlons, a reverse duathlon and 30 or so triathlons. Every time I complete one of these races, I realize what the most important discipline is the bike leg. What (you say)? What about the swim? Yes, I know, most newbies are concerned and anxious about getting out in open water and flailing around with hundreds of other swimmers. However, the leg that makes the biggest impact on your race is the bike. No other discipline influences your outcome (and how you feel afterwards) like the bike. Well get back to that thought in a few paragraphs. This past Saturday, the third annual Bluewater Bay Duathlon was held in Niceville. The Emerald Coast Triathlon Club, which encompasses several of the communities in the Fort Walton Beach area, started this race in 2012 and Ive run in all three of these well-organized events. A duathlon is a run-bike-run competition and this one consisted of a one-mile run, a bike leg of 15 miles and a 5K run to I got to Transition (the segregated area where you rack your bike and leave all your gear) about 50 minutes early. Finding a decent end spot on the last rack, I hooked my seat over the crossbar. Im a minimalist when it comes to gear and I had my helmet and bike shoes in one hand as I pushed my bicycle into place. I put them down and checked the top of my head for my Oakley sunglasses. Locating them, I then reached for two sticks of peppermint gum. I cant run without my sunglasses and the aromatic gum that seems to open up my sinuses and keeps my mouth from drying out. An insidious cold had invaded my head and lungs about 24 hours before and I wanted to take some extra time to warm up and get my nasal passages as clear as possible. I wasnt feeling at the top of my game, but I was determined to give it everything I had. However, I had neglected my bicycle training and I was weak from the cold, so everything I had didnt seem like a lot. I jogged for about 20 minutes and then we were ready to start. soon spread out as the faster runners sprinted away. I was keeping one eye on the road and the other eye glued to the Garmin GPS on my wrist. I wanted to maintain a consistent, moderate pace on the in the excitement of starting the race. Too many people charge out too quickly only to run out of gas later. I finished that leg quickly enough, put on my bike shoes and helmet and ran my bike out of Transition. After crossing the mount line, I got on the bicycle and pedaled away trying to get my legs going in a rhythmic pace somewhere around 90 revolutions per minute. Immediately I was laboring because I simply had not trained enough. That was not a good sign, but I tried to stay calm and keep going. My Garmin beeped as the miles clicked off on the loop course. The organizers had integrated a lot of turns in the route this year and it made for a very intriguing ride. acceptable time, but I was spent. The last run was only 5K, but I fought it every step of the way trying to push myself through my fatigue. Amazingly, I passed several people down the stretch. I guess they had neglected their training over the long winter as well. Crossing the Finish line, I clutched my medal and circled back out on the course to cheer on another competitor. I had placed for the third straight year, but it was an exhausted and relatively slow third place. Getting back to the point why is the bike so important? If youre okay in the water and/or on the run, you are not going to lose that much time on those two legs to faster athletes. Great bikers can put several to many minutes on you over the extended miles and duration of the bike course. Moreover, if youre not in good biking shape, youll wear out your legs and exhaust yourself on the bicycle before you start the run. So, concentrate on your bike training to avoid losing large chunks of time and to prepare yourself to transition comfortably me, you will enjoy your multisport experience much more if you are strong on your bicycle. Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach were represented at the 2014 Cowtown Marathon and Ultra on February 23 in Ft. Worth, Texas. Competing in the marathon from Gulf Breeze were Danny Goodman, Jr. and Jaican Dukein the 35-39 age group. Danny posted a time of 2:45.30 in a time of 4:47.41, placing her Moooove Over!Locals Place At CowtownBeach resident Harry Hewson placed seventh in the male, 45-49 age group for the Ultra with a time of 4:44.45. Harry readily admitted that he made a rookie mistake, taking the 31.1 mile race out a little too fast and then was forced to back off his pace, drink beer, and eat a hot dog or two durannual 2-day event attracted more than 29,000 runners. Gulf Islands National Seashore is conducting Pedaling Pickens a series of ranger-led bicycle tours March 8 and 22. The bike tours are scheduled for 10 a.m. The leisurely ride will occur on the old narrow gauge railroad path the Army built in the early 1900s. Riders must bring their own bicycles and individuals under 18 years of age must bring and wear their own helmet. The bike tour is free; however, there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. Bikers Ready For Ranger Guided Pickens PedalUpcoming...McGuires Prediction Run: Saturday, March 8. Pensacola. Blue Angels Rock N Fly Half Marathon and 5K, March 29. NAS Pensacola. Gulf Coast Interstate Relay, April 4-6. Finish line, Pensacola Beach.


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