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Volume IX, Number 25 Pensacola Beach, Florida April 1, 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 Leaseholders Turn Into TaxpayersLouise Turner, Pensacola Beach resident since 1958 Florida Supreme Court Rules on Beach Taxation


PAGE 2 Island Times April 1, 2014 Published every other Tuesday www.MyIslandTimes.comNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Island Times the variables:The Ruling Is It Final? Tax Man Cometh Tax Liaison Committee Fee Simple Title Santa Rosa Island Authority Taxes and Lease Fees Be It Resolved SRIA Workshop Town Hall Meeting Crystal Ball Timeline (reference Leaseholders Lose Lawsuit, Taxation Fogs Future Public MeetingsWednesday, April 9, 5 : Santa Rosa Island Authority Full Thursday, April 10, 9 : Monday, April 14, 5:30 : Elected Of cials


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 April 1, 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 The Islander Newspaper April 10, 1987 The Islander The Islander Musicians, Fireworks Take A Back Seat The Beat Goes On


PAGE 4 Island Times April 1, 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 BARStay and Play Special RatesReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Tanglers Bluegrass...Tues, Apr 1 at 6 PM Darren J... Sat, Apr 5 at 6 PM Ter ry Hanck...Sun, Apr 6 at 3 PM JP Soars..Tue-Wed, Apr 8-9 at 6 PM Carolyn Wonderland...Sun,4/13 at 3 PM ON STAGE Tourney Easter Weekend April 18-20 T-shirts Awards Weigh ins Music Easter Egg Party Sat, Apr 19 10:30 -Noon Hunt and Games slp@saltylensphotography 850-585-9809 Did Tim Pike dance in the sand to Rosanna at the Toto for USO Spring Break concert in April, 1985 at Casino Beach? Perhaps he did, because he was the quickest email to the Trivia Masters inbox with the correct answer. He is on the verge of earning a place at the infamous Trivia Roundtable with the Knights and other odd titleholding players. The TM asked for the bands name who performed at Pensacola Beachs Spring Break 1985. The rock and rollers from near and far were certain it was Grace Slick and all of the bands she played in Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship. Well, actually, no one thought it was The Great Society, which was one of Slicks The esteemed Sandspur publisher Chuck Steel emailed ship and a second try of Bruce Hornsby and the Range. Sharon Mattair was a barkeep prior to her salon days. She thought it was Grace Slicks band. I worked at Bogies then, said Sharon. It was Jefferson Starship. Big Bob Dority shouted Jefferson Starship as he drove by in his golf cart. That was wrong in many, many ways. Trivia Rookie Mary Lee Eschbach wanted her mind to serve her correctly. It did not. She answered Jefferson Starship. Slick took Jefferson Airplane from a folk rock group to a band on a psychedelic ride. More than a few trivia players were still on that ride. Alice Aman Ramsey and Frannie Cox landed on Jefferson Airplane for their answers. And the Queen of Wrong Answers Joanne Brooks was off in the wild purple yonder with her answer of J. A. I am going to take a shot, said the royally wrong Joanne. Gracie, Gracie, Gracie Slick and Jefferson Airplane. It was like a night at the Grammys for a while at the TMs desk. Lots of players, with good intentions and lost memories. No wonder. Budweiser sponsored the tour and the beach businesses ponied up prizes for events like a beer belly contest, wrist wrestling, oyster bobbing and sandcastle building. TugO-War, dart, pinball and pool tourneys joined horseshoes, volleyball and an Over-The-Line softball contest on the calendar. Flounders sponsored a Boardsailing regatta. The Dunes Hotel had a pool party and the Tiki hosted a street dance. Crown Royal bags were used as purses and beer huggies were made of Styrofoam. Fans arrived at the Toto concert via car, boat, in-line skates, bike and leather express. The Trivia Master rocks on. After all the talk of Spring Break concerts, a soundside entertainment location popped to mind. Tier seating and a band stage with a giant seashell as a back drop, the Quietwater Amphitheatre opened on Pensacola Beach amid a bunch of whoops and hollers. The TM is feeling kinda groovy, so heres a hint: Carol and Jim Glasscock were in the Mayoki Court and Don Tristan de Luna the Thirty-Seventh was in attendance. Do you remember the year? If so, dont delay. Email your answer with your name and phone number to Deadline to answer is Tuesday, April 8. Good luck!CELEBRATE SANDEESandee Bredesens friends her birthday. She was serenaded by famous Beach musicians Mike Wheeler, Mike Sarra, Bob Tucker and Jeff Johnson at Paradise, March 14. Her birthday is March 11, but its not unusual for a real party girl to stretch her birthday out for a few extra days. ANOTHER CRUSADERShannon Berry is adding to her formidable group of fundraisers. She is the Connors Crusaders team captain and raises thousands of dollars annually to donate to the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life. Shannon and her husband Keegan welcomed little Keegan James KJ Berry, II, to their family on February 12. Although Shannon is a new mom, shes still fundraising and will be at the Relay for Life event, April 25-26 in Gulf Breeze. Shannon reports that her cancer successfully.ON TARGETDarts used to be the game of choice for Pensacola Beach bar hoppers. That was back when tips were steel and boards were cork. Now its all electronic, but its still popular. Paddy OLearys hosted a Dart Tourney during the Go Irish on the Island celebration, March 12. Teams of two were drawn at random. Russ Mesey and Tim Gillman took top honors. Dean Kline and Todd Lentini earned second place. HERES TO HATSCorrie Keich and Kriss Harris were seen at the Pensacola Beach Yacht Clubs ladies brunch event looking like they stepped out of an English tea party. Were they pretending they were at Downton Abbey or getting ready for the Kentucky Derby? Either way their hats were over the top. VISIT PICKENSIf you visit Fort Pickens, you will likely see some familiar faces like Ranger Mike Aymond and Ranger Steve Luppert. Make a stop at the Visitors Center which houses the bookstore and gift shop and you might run across David L. Walby. He is a retired stock broker turned historian. Hes penned, How Pensacola Got Its Name and will autograph it for you. He is making a presentation April 5 at 10 a.m. about William Henry Chase. WORLD TRAVELERFlorida Sister Cities International Pensacola President Nan Harper has just returned to the Beach from a trip to Spain with a delegation of locals. Nan was rubbing elbows with dignitaries and royals. Ask her about it. CRUISIN COCKTAILSDale Fowler and Charla Watts have taken a dozen cruises to far off lands and exotic ports of call, but they seemed to be equally happy at the St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl on Pensacola Beach. The fun couple recounted a special cocktail program that their previous voyage offered noting that it was just too many drinks, even for them. Dale and Charla at Flounders March 17


PAGE 5 Island Times April 1, 2014 The wheels are turning for the Santa Rosa Island Authority to adopt a Golf Cart Friendly policy on Pensacola Beach. The board members received very little public input at a March 26 hearing to address the topic, after which they voted unanimously to task the Board attorney with drawing up a policy. Board Chairman Tammy Bohannon received two emails Island Authority Seeks Golf Cart Policyon opposite sides of the discusallowing golf carts to operate on island avenues would be a nightmare. As did Barbara Miksch, who appeared in person at the meeting. Miksch, a Fort Pickens Road resident, asked the board to consider the volume of cars traveling to Fort Pickens, when making their decision. She noted that over one million visitors come to Gulf Islands National Seashore annually. I would hate to see golf carts on Fort Pickens Road, said Miksch. There is not much of an opportunity to pass slow vehicles. Elected Board Member and Villa Sabine resident Thomas Campanella considered the slower vehicles a positive. In addition to the reduced emissions and road impact, he does not want the beach streets to be speedways. He thought the carts showed a further commitment to being eco-friendly. This is a clean, quiet way to get around the island, said Campanella. Its a novelty. Slow down and smell the roses. Other Board members concurred. Ed Guernsey added that the positives certainly outweigh the negatives. Beach resident Brian Wil liams is a golf cart expert. He owns Kool Karts and told the board that if a policy requires that golf carts be tagged it becomes a heavy burden. Most golf carts would have to add $1,200 in accessories, get a weight slip and an inspection. There are a number of golf carts operating on the island presently. According to Chuck Brower, who owns a cart, they have a daily route which includes the beachs secondary roads. We like to ride on Panferio to Avenida 23, then go along Ariola or Maldonado, said Brower. We try to stay off Via de Luna with the exception of a brief need to cross it or travel on it to get to Paradise. Nobody wants to The Board tasked staff to create a policy which mirrors the Santa Rosa County 2009 ordinance. The ordinance allows operation of golf carts on County roads on Navarre Beach, exclud ing the bridge. The county is required to post signs where golf cart operation is allowed. The policy will be brought to the Full Board meeting, April 9. Pensacola Beach...a la cart. Thats the way to ride around the island according to golf cart owners (L to R) Bob Dority, Ronnie Thomas and Chuck Brower. They stick to the secondary roads to avoid other vehicles but support a non-restrictive policy similar to Santa Rosa Countys. Engineers Begin Ongoing Facilities ProgramMike Langston and Jeff Huggins, Baskerville Donovan engineers, premiered a program to the Santa Rosa Island Authority Architectural and Environmental Committee, March 26, which included the islands history, Baskerville Donovans past project involvement, and overview of island projects and current issues. The issues included transportation, public and pedestrian access, stormwater and drainage. The April 23 presentation will be a list of potential improvements, which agency is responsible for the implementation and repair, costs, and possible funding sources. The engineers recommend a proactive approach to island improvements, rather than a patch-to-repair mentality. The Facilities Program will be updated monthly.


PAGE 6 Island Times April 1, 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 ChowderIt was the best of times.. Girl Grass at Bunker Lodge and Therapeutic Retreat. Perfect timing right after Mardi Gras with all the make-up, hair curling, accessorizing, fairy dusting and running on adrenaline trying to participate in every event. Bunker Lodge is owned and operated by Jayne and Johnny Redmond and Jayne is the ofjob always providing a roaring trips. She attempts to coordinate the food, too, but we always end up with enough to last us a month or so in the event were since it is at the very end of a dirt road where even leaving a trail of breadcrumbs wouldnt is a very real possibility. This year, I became the (we needed one). Jayne has a neighbor (yes, there are a few other people who actually live there) who always comes by to visit when were on Retreat. Since I am changing names to protect the guilty (and Jayne), ourselves, it quickly became gun the party much earlier in the day (Im guessing somewhere around breakfast). She stumbled dangerously close to are miles from nowhere, God only knows how and where help would come from if injured. So I made a judgment call and announced that if anyone got injured in any way, Id just have to shoot em. I was later told that I scared a newbie, who was very concerned since she didnt know quickly after that and Im proud to report there was not a single injury during the entire Retreat. We stayed three glorious days basking in the quiet, relaxing atmosphere of the beautiful Lodge and surrounding area. It was wonderful to be ourselves lounging around in comfortable clothing, no make-up and not even combing our hair. Yes, we do continue to practice good hygiene but only whats necessary. Obviously, wed had a few cocktails when we failed her ever present camera. The never should be seen photos were posted to Facebook before we even remembered they had been taken. Oh, and were deleted, as soon as we saw them. pled the cocktail bar, too. We all made it safely home with Melissa Overlade driving to our sweet Terese Overlade for offering her fabulous ride to her Mom and us for the second year. Believe me when I say it is not returned in the pristine condition in which it is maintained and kept by Terese. It is, after all, dirt roads and it always rains for one full day providing lots of mud on the way out. We do send thank you funds because were too tired to even think about stopping at a car wash. I dont know what it is about a relaxing Retreat that can really wear you out. Maybe its the release of all those toxins. It was the worst of times: By now most of you already ruled against us leaseholders in the Taxation Lawsuit. Obviously the Lease itself is no longer worth the paper its written on. For those of you who have no idea what Im talking about, the Island is leased property and we are not allowed to actually own the land on which our homes are built. Instead of property taxes, we pay a yearly Lease Fee which remains on the island and ensures it is basically self-maintained with all public facilities paid for by this residential and commercial fee. I dont think Ill ever understand nor will anyone be able to explain it enough to satisfy my belief that it is wrong to change ment during the course of its duration (we assumed and signed the remainder of 77 years of a we purchased our home). Now Im hearing that our Lease Fees paid during the last several years while we were being charged property tax on our home and the land we cannot own, may possibly be refunded to prevent double taxation. That says to me that my Lease Fee has obviously always been considered a form of taxation. So, here are my biggest concerns. No one knows if the of the Island or if that will now never rely on a contract, again? Will that same system now allow the contracts they hold? Who knows what the future will bring for our beloved Paradise or its leaseholders? What I do know is that this is a little early, but I probweek, so Im gonna share it now. Its a really fun, new and innovative take on an old tradition. I know its not going to be considered a real recipe by those of you who have been taking more notice of those lately. But I cant wait to try it with my grandchildren and I hope you do, too. Get your scissors so youll have it ready for Easter weekend. Lets cook some eggs.. Boiled Eggs Boil eggs by placing them in a large pot and covering with cold water. Cook on medium-high heat until boiling, place lid tightly and turn temperature to simmer. Cook approximately 9 minutes and rinse immediately with cold running water (I always run water until the pan cools, then add some ice to the water and let it sit until eggs are completely cool to the touch). Make sure to dry eggs thoroughly before dying. Easter Egg Dye Spread cheap white shaving cream on a cookie sheet (approx. 1-2 thick). Apply drops of neon food coloring across the surface using more than one color. Use a toothpick to swirl the colors in the shaving cream. Roll the dried, cool eggs in the cream, using gloves to prevent staining hands. Allow eggs to set for 3 4 minutes on a paper plate. Wipe off shaving cream with paper towels. Rinse and enjoy your beautiful marbleized Easter Eggs! Vodka Tip of the Week: To remove a bandage/band-aid painlessly, saturate the bandage with vodka. It will dissolve the also works to dissolve things. Enjoy, dont forget to share and put your toes in the sand. See ya in the kitchen..


Island Times PAGE 7 April 1, 2014 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 By Cross in the Sand A Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Blue Sky Gift Shoppe Gifts Galore Whimsical Home Decor Teachers Childrens Gourmet Mermaids and more....Spring has sprung!850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home As I was thinking about this article something unusual or I could say something usual happened. It struck me as being something that could be seen as a shortcut or a way to have the advantage in a situation. Maybe I should just tell you what occurred, I was sitting in my car at Publix Supermarket and I notice an SUV pull into the handicapped parking space. What happened next brought me to this article. Two young guys in the SUV and one reached in the back pulling out a handicap hanger and put it on the rearview mirror. They jumped out and I was sort of thinking maybe one of them would have some disability, but not so. I happened to stay there long enough for them to come back and as they were about to back out, the driver took the handicap hanger and put it away for the next use. It was at that time I was thinking, maybe people do not realize that this is really a form of unkindness. If someone is truly handicapped and needed that space they would have to use one that did not have the extra room or that was close to the door. When you put all this into the simple event of someone parking in a handicap parking space because you have a tag that makes it legal does not make it right or kind. I have discovered kindness is something that is cultivated in a persons heart and not something that is legislated. It takes a heart of kindness to consider other people that may or may not be present. I could say it is these young people that are unkind, however I have experienced people of all ages that conduct their lives in this manner. You do not have to be a person that does something bad to another person to be unkind. It is a matter of self-examination. It may be a good time in our lives to stop and think the last time we acted unkind to people, not because we said something rude or pushed someone out of the way, but not considering our actions and attitudes that make unkindness. I am very thankful for so many people that are kind and not all of us; in the words of Jesus, Do unto others as you would have them do unto you or the Apostle Pauls words, Be kind one to the other. One last thought, Please Be Kind! Easter Events Saturday, April 19 9 AM Easter Egg Hunt, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Corner of Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. Free and open to the public. Hunt areas for three age groups. 10:30 AM to Noon Eggstravaganza at Paradise Grill, 21 Via de Luna. Dye eggs, Easter Egg Hunt, games and crafts. No charge and open to the public. Sunday, April 20 6 AM Boardwalk Amphitheatre. Open to the public. 6 AM are welcome 7 AM Free Pancake Breakfast, Pensacola Beach Community Church. Ends at 9 AM 9:45 AM 10 AM Did you knowFats, Oils, and Grease (FOG), which originates in most kitchens, is a byproduct of cooking? When washed down the drain, FOG sticks to the inside of sewer pipes, which can potentially cause sewute shower uses about 14 gallons of water and, conversely, as much as 50 gallons of water is used during a typical bath? Taking quicker showers saves water, the extra cost of heating it, and your money. For more information Did you know...the newest ECUA water tank near the toll facility holds three million gallons of water? Environmental Tips by Jim Roberts Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY APR 20 8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendors Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Earth Day islandstyle Saturday May 3 8 to 3 Casino Beach & Gulfside Pavilion See you there!


PAGE 8 Island Times April 1 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7 No one loved a good practical joke more than my mother Jane Waters and April 1 was her day to shine. She played tricks on her family and friends, and eventually on her community as well. As the owner of The Islander, the local beach newspaper at the time, she pulled off her greatest prank ever under an April 1 dateline. Just like Island Times The Islander was tabloid in size but it was folded in half as it came off the press. The front page was always a single black and white photo, so it was crucial that the attention getter be above the fold. Usually it was the headline in combination with part of the photo. But Jane had every intention of breaking with tradition for this one jokester edition. Now sometimes a good prankster needs a side kick who is willing to play along and Jane found just the person at her favorite pizza eatery, Nero's (now Paddy O'Learys). Faron Chalmers was a local beauty. She was like megawatt smile and curves that intended. Faron was also blessed with a great sense of humor and not an ounce of shyness. At the time I was the photographer for The Islander, so I was all in for a photo shoot at Neros. Will work for pizza was one of my favorite mottos during the 1980s. My subject matter was flawless with her hair freshly curled and her make-up just so, and she wearing a tube top per Janes instructions. This was a no brainer and certainly wasnt like trying to photograph sailboarding Santa at night in gusty winds and freezing temperatures. I later learned that day never to count your pepperonis until theyve been sliced. Hours later, it was a busy Saturday afternoon, and with multiple canisters of black and that I had the shot. Scrutinizing each developed print with a devilish glint in her editorial eye, meticulously calculated photo placement in conjunction with the fold and even lectured her pressmen about it. Computerized press production and printing didn't exist. Her prank depended on mental and manual perfection from humans. I will let your imagination run from here as to the content of that famous front page. Let's just say if Jane had owned a smoking jacket and silk pajamas, she would have worn them on delivery day. As for the headline, it ran beneath the fold and simply said "April Fools!" Until next time... The Pensacola Beach Chamber Board wants more dollars for sand. During the March 18 Board meeting they approved a letter be sent to Florida Governor Rick Scott requesting an increase in budgeted funds for beach renourishment. The Chamber joins the Santa Rosa Island Authority, Visit Pensacola and the Tourist Development Council requesting that an additional $8.5 million be made available by the State for restoration. This amount coupled with local funds would be used to renourish the 8.2 miles of beaches between Park East and Park West. The cost of the renourishment project is $17 million. Clearly, beach renourishment is a must to keep our beaches and properties intact, said Board Chairman Beverly Campbell. The Board received updates on events from Chamber President Nicole Stacey who reported that interest in the upcoming Blue Angels Show is at an all-time high. The Chamber sponsors a tent at Show Central where vendors can purchase space. calls per day from interested vendors, said Stacey. There are a very limited number of slots available. The Board will review each vendor application for approval. The tent will be open during the July 11-12 Blue Angels Air Show rehearsal and shows. The Chamber is seeking volunteers to serve patrons at the the Taste of the Beach, September 19-21. The Taste of the Beach showcases Pensacola Beach chefs and will include an appearance by a celebrity chef. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Chamber Board Supports Beach Renourishment, Prepares For July Blue Angels Air Show


PAGE 9 Island Times April 1, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online Pensacola Beach gals transformed into fashion models at the Pensacola Beach Womans Club Luck of the Irish Fashion Show Extravaganza. The event, which is the Clubs lone fundraiser, was a big hit. Marilyn McDonald, left, and Janet Penniman prepare to walk the runway before a standing room only crowd in Our Ladys Hunt Hall, March 13. The proceeds from the event are donated to local organizations and charities. Fabulous gulf views from this Emerald Isle condo. Granite and $360,000 MLS #438737


PAGE 10 Island Times April 1, 2014 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 SPRINGTIME SPECIALS T uesday, 5 to 7 pm: Bands on the Beach Bur ger& Fries $5 Mondays Only ... $2.50 Red Beans & Rice Indoor and Outdoor Dining Beautiful views We are family and pet friendly Beach Optimists Host Accomplished OratorsPensacola Beach Elementary School students competed in the annual Optimist Club Oratorical Contest during March in their March 25 at the Beach Church. panella and Monica Kellner brought students to the podium discussing a wide range of topics. Joy McLaurines Third Grade Class: First McKell Spring Erin Olsens Fourth Grade Class: First Kacie May Tara Turks Fifth Grade Class: First Max Mateer Second Lauren Kent Kacie May has a passion for for writing. Both young ladies adished in second place and Kaci e and reception immediately followed the speeches. timist Club President Carleen Wheeler was pleased with the displayed by each student. plause for these wonderful boys conclusion. Clubhouse. For more information in the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club Oratorical Contest are the guests of honor at a reception following the competition. Pensacola Beach Elementary School Contestants are (L to R): Lauren Kent, Katie Turk, Kacie May, John Turk, Natalie Dadisman, Max Mateer, McKell Spring, Kate Allen and Peyton Bunting. Athletes Wheel Onto Islandish line for a race which begins in Louisiana and concludes near big party and awards ceremony Sunday afternoon. For more require feats of cycling strength. sino Beach under the Pensacola draising pledge must be made to participate. For information log on to or contact Cran-


PAGE 11 Island Times April 1, 2014 The Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce sponsored a March 16 Go Irish Scavenger Hunt and the March 17 St. Paddys Day Pub Crawl. Although Mother Nature added torrential rains and grey skies, the island was full of merriment and shenanigans.


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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-BarrBy Geoff KalmbachSpring break is in full swing which means the beginning of summer and lots of barbecues and burgers. Beach time is right around the corner. Is your body exactly where you want it to be for the beach? If you started a weight loss program at the beginning of the New Year you should be seeing some serious results by now. If not, you need to call me immediately. In the meantime here are 8 reasons why your results may be slower than expected. 1. Are you eating too much? Even if you're carefully measuring your meals, extra calories can sneak in. It's very common to significantly under-estimate the number of calories you're consuming on a daily basis. If you're not sure, write down everything you eat for one whole week. 2. Are you not eating enough? You need to create a caloric deficit by reducing calorie intake slightly. Going too far below your maintenance calories and your body goes into starvation mode; sheds muscle and stores calories as fat for future energy source. Not eating enough also lowers the amount of calories you burn....less thermic meals = less body fat burned. 3. Are you resistance training? Cardio burns calories but doesn't boost your metabolism. Resistance training is critical for maintaining your muscle. If you're not resistance training while trying to lose body fat, you'll lose muscle and your metabolic rate will decrease causing you to burn fewer calories 24 hours-a-day. 4. Are you exercising enough? You should only decrease your caloric intake so much. The only other alternative is to increase calories out. Very few people are successful at losing weight and keeping it off without exercising regularly. Make it a rule to be active at the very least 5 days a week for 30 minutes. 5. Are you skipping meals/ snacks? If so, don't expect to see good results. Missing meals is far worse than eating bad food. Skipping meals slows your metabolism causing your body to store calories rather than burn them. 6. Are you eating sugary foods or simple/refined carbs? White (non whole wheat) flour products, soft drinks, sweetened drinks like juice, and the hundreds of products that contain added sugar that's deceptively listed on ingredient lists with names like sucrose and high fructose corn syrup, which turns off the hormones responsible for releasing your body fat and instead turns on the hormones that store fat. 7. Are you planning and preparing your meals ahead of time? If you have not planned your meals, you are more likely to make bad feeding decisions and find yourself off track. 8. Are you drinking a proper recovery shake immediately post workout? If not, you're depriving your muscles the ingredients necessary for repair and growth, and thus compromising your metabolism BIG TIME. As you can see, fat loss takes some discipline. But make it an absolute, non-negotiable priority in your life and follow what I've listed above... and you'll have a fool-proof plan that guarantees your success! I am offering a FREE health and fitness audit to the first 7 people who text Fat Tax to 305.393.1282. Let me clear up all the confusion and help make this summer your best beach season ever! Jambo (Hello) Everybody. Have you thought about what legacy you will leave when not on this Earth? My legacy includes grandchildren, family members, dear friends, acquaintances and the unknown stranger. The impact we have on others is not always immediately recognized. I spent a weekend with my baby sister recently. We have not shared much time together as adults. It was fun to be reunited for several days. My daughter joined us for a Three Musketeers mini vacation. Being the eldest of my family, I certainly did my fair share of baby-sitting two younger sisters. I was amazed at how many habits and eccentricities my baby sister had picked up from me. I only claim the most positive of those. My daughter, Sissy, was blown away at how the sisters put on identical eye masks when we all got ready for bed the first night. A habit my daughter has teased me about for years. Of course, I have already presented my precious granddaughters with their own child sized eye masks. This is a nightly ritual I began as a small girl that has grown to have a life of its own. My sister June and I reminisced and compared notes on the numerous traditions we share. Heres a few ideas for you to ponder. The human mystery: your personal impact on individuals that may never be revealed. Chapters open and close; people flow in and out of our lives like the tides on Pensacola Beach. Smiles are free, so give them out often. Develop a unique style of your own. What type of legacies have you created in your own life? What type of legacies do you want to create in your own life? Remember legend says, when you cannot sleep at night, its because you are awake in someone elses dream. What a delightful thought. Take time today to drift away into the fog of time. Get lost for a while in your mind. Think of the happys in the past, present and future. Prolong your life and legacy by beginning your own journey with passion. Smile and grin from ear to ear. Quahrini (until we meet again)


Island Times PAGE 13 April 1, 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 April 1, 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. Calendar19: HIppity Hoppity Easter Eggstravaganza Party for Kids at Paradise. 10:30 to Noon. Free. Open to Every-bunny 19: Fee Free at Fort Pickens all weekend 20: Easter Sunrise Services at Gulfside Pavilion, Quietwater Amphitheatre 20: Cobia Phobia Weigh In, Paradise, 3-6 22: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 23: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 25: Relay for Life Gulf Breeze HIgh School Stadium. 26: Lakeview 5K at the Gulfside Pavilion. 8 a.m. 26: Paddle Out to support Organ Donations, Red Fish Blue Fish, 3 pm 28: Skills USA teams arrive 29: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm www.visitpensacolabeach.comMAY1: Sunset Tri, Portofino 2: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 3: Earth Day Islandstyle. 8 am Gulfside Pavilion/Casino Beach Parking lot. Yard sale, contests, games, recycling, paper shredding, displays. 3: PB Optimists Run for the Roses. 3: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 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 This lovely home is a must see, so well maintained you can move in without doing a thing. 4BR/3BA. 2,659 SF. $199,900. MLS 454942 Upon entering the wide foyer you will see the nice size dining room. The large eat-in kitchen is a cooks dream, featuring an island, breakfast bar, pantry and a built in desk, plus room for a kitchen table. Enjoy sitting outside in the 12x20 Florida room or grilling on the covered patio. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 Two residential lots sold together for $34,000. Well over a half acre lot. Located off Oriole Beach Road in Gulf Breeze, just blocks away from the public pier and boat launch. Build your dream home today! MLS 4456772 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-748-0865 MLS# 458584. Four Bedroom/Three Bath home in desirable Pensacola location. $219,000. Enjoy swimming in the pool or watching the kids play in the large backyard. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850748-0865 $890,000 Beauty on Bay Street. 3/4 3,097SF. 2759 Bay Street. Gulf Breeze. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $32,900. Gulf Breeze Lot .41 acre. Real Estate For Sale Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem. com Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $222,000. Navarre. 4/3 home on Soundhaven Court. New Construction. 1850 SF. Dennis Remesch, Re/ Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. $69,900 3/2 Manufactured Home in Navarre. 8430 Tortuga St. 1782 SF. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on the Coast, 850-384-7607. Four Bedroom Gulf front Townhome. Great rental history. $479,000. Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850-377-3145 Waterview Lot. 320 Deer Point Drive, Gulf Breeze. Exclusive Gated Neighborhood. $125,000. Contact Jeremy Johnson, Sales Manager, Levin Rinke Resort Realty. 850377-3145. Call a professional who advertises in Island Times!APRIL1: RESTORE Public Input Meeting. Pensacola Beach Community Church, 6-7 pm 1: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 4: PBES Bike Safety Rodeo 4: Gulf Coast Interstate Relay. Ends at the Beach VIC. Thru April 5. 4: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 5: Amazing Race Sea Turtle Conservancy, Navarre Beach. 8-5 5: History Presentation. Ft. Pickens Auditorium, 10 am. 5: Star Gaze. Gulfside Pavilion. Free. Dusk weather permitting. 6: Krewe of Bananimals Meeting, 3 p.m. Sabine Sandbar. Membership $50. Request to join at meeting 6: Relay for Life lighted procession event at RedFish Blue Fish, 7 pm 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 13: Pensacola Beach Half Marathon. 7 am. Post run party at Flounders. 15: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 17: Sunset Tri, Portofino 17: Business After Hours, Sandshaker, 5:30 pm 19: Beach Church Easter Egg Hunt, 9 am. Open to the public 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. Pensacola Humane Society has adoptable dogs, cats and kittens. They are accepting cash and supply donations. Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on April 19, May 17, June 20, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18. Bring your own towels. Prices start at $7. 5 North Q St, Pensacola, 32505. WE LOVE LEASHED DOGS! Protect your pet, walk them daily on a leash. Pick up their waste and encourage good dog ownership. Woof! 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 available online all the time at Island Times


Island Times PAGE 15 April 1, 2014 Seeing Stars... this weeks horoscopesARIES (March 21 to April 19) A suggestion from a colleague on how to work out a problem might not sit too well with you. But before you suspect his or her motives, why not just accept it as a friendly gesture? TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An associate might seek your counsel on a workplace dispute with another co-worker. Listen to what she or he has to say, but withhold advice until you've heard the other side of the story. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Use your Twin gifts for creativity and practicality to score points in landing an opportunity that could open doors to a new career. Someone returns after a long absence. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) Although things are pretty hectic through much of the week, some quiet time with loved ones helps restore balance. An unexpected visitor brings welcome news about a mutual friend. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Getting used to change isn't always easy for the Big Cat. But make the adjustments gradually, and soon you'll hardly remember when things were any different from how they are now. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Continue to stay the course you've chosen, and avoid distractions that could throw you off track. Some knowledgeable folks are happy to provide guidance if you need it. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you earned plaudits from most co-workers for your recent stand on a workplace situation, you also raised the envy quotient among others. Tread carefully for now. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) You feel more positive about that delayed project, and you're ready to pick it up on a moment's notice. However, you might need to re-motivate those who have since lost interest. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Some welcome news should be coming your way. In the meantime, use that Sagittarius charm to persuade some still-reluctant colleagues that your ideas have merit. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) Don't wait for a misunderstanding to work itself out. Instead, ask for a chance to explain the circumstances before those bruised feelings lead to an irreversible break. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A physical problem should be checked out in order to avoid it going from just being a nuisance to something more serious. Your social life takes an unexpected but not unwelcome turn. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Yours might be the wisest sign in the Zodiac. But wisdom of a close friend who has suggestions on how to handle a perplexing personal problem. BORN THIS WEEK: Your passion for doing the right thing inspires others to follow your well-trodden path toward justice. Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY MAY 3rd8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendors Hosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Junque in Your Trunque Community Yard Sale ApplicationSATURDAY APR 20 8 to Noon Casino BeachSend today! Limit of 50 vendorsHosted by Pensacola Beach Advocates Beachkeepers FREE To Pensacola Beach Advocates Members $20 to Non-Members. Check Payable to Pensacola Beach Advocates YES, I WANT TO PARTICIPATE!Name: _______________________________________________________ E-mail Address:_______________________________________________ Phone:_______________________________________________________ Mailing Address:______________________________________________ State: ________ Zip:________________________Mail to Pensacola Beach Advocates, PO Box 1262, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562 OR Drop off at the Pensacola Beach Visitors Center. What to sell: Plan Ahead space per vendor, or note on application if more space is needed. Setup Disposal of Unsold Items Check if you will need more than one parking place. Earth Day islandstyle Protected Canal Front Home Minutes to Open Water and All the Fun in the Sun. Beautiful In Granite and Stainless in Kitchen. BOATERS PARADISEI The venerable cross atop a sand dune preserve on Fort Pickens Road Santa Rosa Island Authoritys Buck Lee stands beside a newly designed historic marker. The previous one was destroyed by vandals.


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PAGE 17 Island Times April 1, 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 bay@bayins.comBusinessBuzz Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Are You Kidding? Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. Q:Is My Windows XP Computer Going to Explode On April 9? A: I have certainly had that question asked many times in the last few months, ever since Microsoft announced that the Windows XP software will not be supported after April 8. Computer users envision several different scenarios. Will the computer fail to start up in the morning? Will there be a big puff of white smoke when it is powered on? Or, will the smoke be black? Will the The answer is --none of the above. So, you can relax a bit. The computer will start up and run normally on April 9, just like it always has. The fact that Microsoft is no longer automatically downloading changes to your XP software will not have any impact in the short term. As I have noted before, Windows XP is a still a very popular version of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is still used in more than 30 percent of all Windows computers, despite the release of newer operating systems. In a news story last month, it was noted that 95 percent of all ATMs also use Windows XP. Should we be more worried about not being able to get our money out of the bank? Microsoft is simply alerting their customers that they should upgrade to the latest release of XP (that is Service Pack 3) prior to April 8. After that date, free support is no longer provided. Microsoft is also saying that, if a customer wants continued support, it is available for $200 per computer. To get Windows XP updates now, open Internet Explorer, go to the Tools tab, and select Windows Updates. In the long term, other manufacturers will eliminate XP as an option for using their prodto purchase new products, such as software, printers and webcams, that will work with your computer. Also, the computer manufacturers will eventually drop the downloadable hardware drivers for XP from their websites. For the long term, it might be best to start planning to get a new computer with Windows 7 on it. (Windows 8 isnt much fun). For example, go to and search for Windows 7 Computers. So, Microsofts strategy is simple --sell new software. This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156. HOW GRAND Dont all four-year-olds like chocolate? The Grand Marlin is celebrating its fourth anniversary; and is also a Chocolate Fest spon sor. The event, which heralds the art and beauty of the dark confection, will be Saturday, April 26 at Cordova Mall from noon to 3 p.m. PICTURE PERFECT White sand, clear water and your beautiful family. Deb Hayes at Salty Lens Photography makes that memory last a lifetime. Its her specialty but shell snap photos of other occasions and settings, too. To chat with Deb, call 850-585-9809. LIGHT MY FIRE The romantic and graceful Japanese lanterns that are gaining popularity at weddings and and a danger to wildlife according to Beach Public Safety Director Bob West. The heat from a sterno and once its launched it can end up anywhere. On a rooftop, in a stand of dry sea oats, or in the Gulf to entangle a turtle or other ask that residents and visitors consider alternatives for their celebrations. BEST BAR Pensacola Beach has made its mark in the Florida Beach Bar voting with Paradise Bar and Grill and the Sandshaker Lounge making the list last year. The contest to name the best Florida Beach Bar is underway and the results will be announced May 5. Go to JUNQUE VENDORS Do you want to re-home some of your stuff and have cash in your pocket? Be a Junque in Your Trunque yard seller. Its free for Pensacola Beach Advocates members and $20 for non-mem bers. Sign up and you get to back your car right into your assigned space. Sell your stuff from 8 until noon on May 3 at Casino Beach. The application is on page 15. AD DIVAS Robyn Patterson, who creates the visually stunning Resort Quest ads that you see in Island Times has been recognized by the Advertising Federation for her work. Patterson received two Gold, one Silver and Best of Show-Print honors at the 21st Annual American Advertising Federation (AAF) Emerald Coast chapter ADDY Awards Gala. Romjue Ad exec Trudy Romjue, Premier Island Managements Craig Ferris and Lorraine Christen teamed up to capture an Addy for their online ad campaign for BAG IT Island Times eco-friendly reusable bags will be given to Islandstyle, May 3, Casino Beach. My youngest son is a mere 4 years older than my oldest grandson. When born, his little brother went to pre-school the next day and proclaimed to his teacher and four-year old friends, Guess what.I am a grandpa!


PAGE 18 Island Times April 1, 2014 Call 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 49 Via de Luna 916-9808 Happy Hour Mon-Fri 11 to 7 Now You TriAnd so it begins again. Weve been running all winter and eased into biking as it warmed up some. Weve run a duathlon or two. Weve done some (or a lot) of swimming in the pools. Some of us have been swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or Santa Rosa Sound in wetsuits. But now, its really triathlon season. Now we are training Lets look at a few interesting area opportunities: The Red Hills Triathlon in Tallahassee has been called the toughest sprint triathlon in Florida. Set in scenic Maclay Gardens State Park, it begins with a 600-yard swim (its longer than that) in Lake Hall. Lake Hall is cold. Let me say that again, cold! It will be a few degrees above 60 on race day and you will certainly wear a wetsuit. After exiting the chilly water, you face a rolling bike leg of 16 miles that includes some challenging hills. also covers rolling terrain. The still open. More information and registration can be found at www. Why would you run this race? You can do a little chest thumping after youre done and the cold water will definitely give you something to talk about for months to come. Hard-core triathletes love it. On April 19 you can run the Mullet Man Triathlon on This race is somewhat loosely organized, but, hey, theyre not all the Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. Besides, its a lot of fun and The race may be wetsuit-legal although I dont think anyone has ever been discouraged from wearing one. Ive run this race 6 times and the water has been chilly each time. You swim Mexico behind the Florabama and then bike west across the Perdido Pass Bridge (the view from the top is awesome) into Alback for a total of 17 miles. The race concludes with a four-mile run west to the bridge, under it and then return to the Finish line. the information you will need to register and participate Ill be out there with you. The following Saturday, April 26, Im entered in the Beach Blast Triathlon/Duathlon in Mexico Beach. Mexico Beach is perhaps 30 minutes east of Old Florida. A lot of the town is composed of small, old school, block houses, a few motels and some Mom and Pop businesses. It reminds me of when I did a driving trip around Florida with my parents as a kid. The race is really four races: sprint and Olympic triathlons and sprint and Olympic duathlons. Ill be running the sprint triathlon which includes a 600-yard swim, and neat to see this nostalgic side of Florida. You can get more information at The Grandman Triathlon in Fairhope is always on my must do list of local triathlons. Its May 31 and is composed of a 600-yard swim, an 18-mile bike standard, but the race centers around the Fairhope Pier and you have a monstrous hill to bike up (and down) and you also have to start your run going up that same hill. Yes, both of those efforts will get your heart rate up. Two additional factors to be aware of are the swim is in Mobile Bay, not the most pristine body of water youll encounter, and heat is a factor in late May. Its going to be warm on the run. Afterwards, theres a great party and, hey, youre in the charming little village of Fairhope. Go to for more information and to register. Those are some fun races to consider, there are many more, and they offer a great way to kick off your triathlon season. Ironman race? Its a family affair Theta Epsilon chapter of Kappa Delta Sorority sisters and extended family teamed up March 22 to present a Shamrock 5K run for charity on Pensacola Beach. Organizers and supporters included (L to R): Shea Steele, Elizabeth West, Natalie West, Taylor Morrison and Wallace West. Proceeds support the prevention of child abuse. Getting ready to Tri Kristin Langston of Pensacola will compete in the Red Hills Triathlon in Tallahassee. After a Tri Gulf Coast cycling workout on Pensacola Beach March 22, she took wetsuit, and took a quick swim in the Gulf.


Island Times PAGE 19 April 1, 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 ~ 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 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd across from the Boardwalk Mondays Specials all Day! 1/2 price BARE, 10 am close Texas Hold Em 4Fun & Trivia, 7 PM Tuesdays 8pm to Midnite Karaoke w/Becky Wednesdays 8pm to Midnite Get The Horn Thurdays T-shirt Nite 1/2 price drinks w/Shaker Shirt, 7 PM to close. Midnight Confessions 8 PM Fri 4/4 Hippie Radio, 7 Sat 4/5 Hippie Radio, 9 Sun 4/6 The Sun Dogs, 4 Fri 4/11 The Core, 8 Sat 4/12 The Core, 9 Sun 4/13 The Hushpuppies, 4 850-932-2211 to close. Midnight Confessions 8 PM Shake it on the dance oor Get your Shaker T-Shirt Its Shaker Time GREAT DRINKS at GREAT PRICES since 1973!So much going on right now by the time this hits the news will already have been caught. Derrick Wahl had one on his line Saturday but he lost it before he already hot and heavy. winter down south or offshore, migrating northward in the matic runs occur along Panhandle hang around navigation markers, they swim both at the surface wandering Mantas and other large rays, and many are caught around those rays. time. One of the best things about the water heats us, bringing on a local favorite. body and a blunt snout enable them to glide into very shallow water and swim through the surf. which are their favorite food. this area are in the two to four twenty dollars gets you in the tournament and you get a really nice t-shirt, too. being caught in the surf. be out on the water and such a you to throw that rod out. what on earth are you waiting Attention sailing enthusiule of activities on Pensacola Beach: for Preemies Paddle Board Fun across from the Margaritaville event day. A 3-mile fun race will Sail, Stand Up or Cheer for Preemie Events ginning at noon at the Pensacola For more information about the regatta, contact Mark Smith, Cobia Phobia Grips Small Boat Captains are also readying their rigs for the tourney hosted by Paradise Bar which will be at Paradise, Friquested via email at gtereseoverbased on the number of boats that stay at Paradise, and Junior anshirts, good food and live music Overlade, tournament director. Mark your calendars for the Get registered for Fishing Rodeo at Flounders Beach


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