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Volume X, Number 2 Pensacola Beach, Florida May 13, 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 Salute The Troops Salute The Troops Salute The Troops Salute The Troops Military Appreciation Month Kicks Off With Fishing Expedition And Dockside Welcome Party


PAGE 2 Island Times May 13, 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 Salutes Military Barbara and Norman Wright introduced their grandson United States Marine Corps Private Timothy Wise, center, to Pensacola Beach at the Optimist Clubs May 3 Kentucky Derby Party. Wise is a student at Naval Air Station Pensacola. RESTORE Committee Seeks Consultant 9th Annual Military Fishing Expedition & Dockside Party May 14 2 Beach Marina & Elks Lodge Public invited. Welcome anglers back to the dock. Recognition


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 May 13, 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 11, 1986 Should we let sleeping Starships lie or should we keep the sacola Beach. Local residents exposure all associated with prepared a letter which was preto act. during Spring Break concerts Springs Breaks when there were The Islander reported that chandeliers were hose and turned it on inside teenagers who were throwing beer bottles at the deputies durHow long did it take to get out was during Graduation Week about 40 kids were beating on insist that we do not need these night cleared the air as residents ship concert. Business people be taken toward controlling the huge crowds. Wouldnt it be in order to could gather all the data on past on speeding and illegal parking could be a start. For our own Queen Shugah Invokes Powerful Charms To Keep Storms Away Melanie Waite will host the growing collection that is passed strong constitution to keep up at least once across the dance those wearing suits and ties at June First Signals Hurricane SeasonFree and Easy Thats How We RollBeachs Trolley Service Begins May 23 a charge. Trolley Times


PAGE 4 Island Times May 13, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE slp@saltylensphotography 850-585-9809 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 PlayReservations 850-932-2319 Go where the locals go Dance in the sand Eat by the Sound Josh Garrett Band...Tues, May 13 at 6 PM Bryan Lee...Thurs, May 15 at 6 PM The Last Straw...Fri, May 16 at 6 PM Big Al & The Heavyweights... Sat, May 17 at 6 PM The Upstarts...Sun, May 18, 3 PM Tues, May 20 6 PM The Sun Dogs...Fri, May 23 at 6 PM 30 x 90...Live from New Orleans Sat, Sun, Mon...May 24-25-26 Memorial Day Weekend ON STAGE Hot Rods In ParadiseThursday Saturday May 15-17 Bryan Lee Paddleboards & Kayaks for rent FUNPOKER: WED, 7 Texas Hold EmHELPING OUTBeach Resident and Home Builders Association President Newman Rodgers, Executive Director David Peaden and Dream Home builder Thomas Westerheim teamed up to raise funds for Manna Food Bank during the last weekend of the Parade of Homes. They asked those who toured homes to make a cash donation to the Manna Food Bank that was State Representative Mike Hill organized a distribution of food and supplies in Gulf Breeze, and the Beach Church reached out to help anyone who needed it.BUENSIMO The weather was perfectly beautiful. The view breathtaking and the beaches spectacular. Lynn Cieutat is a beach expert, so she knows. Lynn and Chuck Steel traveled from Mexico Beach to Puerto Rico where they toured El Yunque rainforests, La Coca Falls, Caracas and Chivas Beaches, just to name a few. Their BioBay Tour was postponed by possibilities of demonstrators on May 1. WILD THINGSThe Krewe of Bananimals meets every month year round and weekly during the Mardi Gras season. They party. They parade. They raise money to help kids. In a real live election at the Sandbar May 4, the krewe decided that Jerry Wright has what it takes to corral the energy of the high spirited krewe. Assisting him will be Vice President Dianne Kildow and Darlene Larkin will be the secretary. Mary Jo Tibbitts is the reigning board treasurer.MELANIES JOBSFor a retired person, Melanie Waite has three full time jobs. She has returned to the classroom as a substitute teacher. She volunteers on the Krewe of Wrecks board as the secretary. She has been anointed as the Wooly Booger Queen Shugah. While juggling all these weighty tasks, she tried to celebrate her May 5 birthday. If you want to see the busiest retired person on the planet, come to the Wooly Booger Keep The Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl, June 1 at Paradise. Queen Melanie will be royally pleased to see you. DERBY WINNERCalifornia Chrome galloped ish line as the one hundred guests at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Clubs Run for the Roses Party cheered wildly. The Optimists event was conceived and hosted by President Carleen Wheeler. Beach School Technology instructor Monika Springer and husband Howie Honeycutt picked the winning horse. Gayle Crume and Trish Burnett won the best Kentucky Derby Hat Contest. The real winners are the kids that the Beach School. Carleen reports that they raised about $4,000 for the islands elementary school. BEACH BABYHas anyone seen a stork hovering above the home of Benjamin and Dr. LiMarie Stevenson? The couple are expecting a baby girl to arrive in October. They have chosen a name but it is a secret until the little gal makes her appearance. Congrats. AIM HIGHThe Gulf Breeze High School Class of 2014 will receive their diplomas Saturday, May 24. Our best wishes to all the grads. Brains and beauty. Thats what the Trivia Master was surrounded by this week. The ladies sent answers to the question, which comprised Gulfside Resorts? Sweet Jayne Drees Redmond send the TM a correct answer to the trivia question The Tiki, Howard Johnsons, Barbary Coast, Windjammer and Holiday Townhouses. My dad worked there forever. I know this by heart, said Jayne. I swam in very one of those propertys pools. The newlywed Lady Kim, who now wears the Cole Family crest, said, according to her sources it was Tiki Motel, Wind Jammer, Barbary Coast, Howard Johnson and Holiday Homes. Your sources were pretty darn accurate, MLady. Angeli McMillan was lamenting the fact that the Bigfoot t-shirt she won in a previous Island Times contest was worn out and that she is in need of some new duds. She is back answering trivia. She did not get this one with her list of San Souci, White Sands, Five Flags, the Dunes and Holiday Inn. Sorry, Angeli. Jersey Girl Gwen Foster answered while wearing her Island Times shirt, but it did not improve her accuracy. She said she left the cold and was greeted by a deluge. Welcome back, Jersey. One of the most revered Island watering holes was tucked into a Gulfside Resort property, the fabled and infamous Tiki Lounge. Frequented by the Beach family, bikini clad, barefoot and bearded, history unfolded weekly. If you hung around long enough on Sunday night at late happy hour offered high balls for ninety cents. (For the uninformed, a high ball is used here a generic term for water, soda or perhaps ginger ale.) The price on draft beer was cheap, remembers the Tiki Lounge, they can tell you about it. The Trivia Master likes to roll along the concrete ribbon that dissects the beach on the trolley. The price is right and the air is cold. Stops near beach pubs so you can hoist a few and catch the trolley home. How many riders joined the TM partaking of free trolley rides from Memorial Day to Labor Day during 2013? correct guess or the person who gets closest to the correct number will receive a special Island Times t-shirt. Send your name and phone number along with your answer to islandtimes@ with trivia in the subject line. DANCINGwith Monette HodgesDancingly YoursPre-Register NOW for Fall 850-934-5821BALLET TAPJAZZ BATONHIP-HOP TUMBLING THE FUN OF


PAGE 5 Island Times May 13, 2014 Santa Rosa Island Authority Board Member Janice Gilley conto the Board at their May 7 meet the SRIA with reduced or limited Board Chairman Tammy Boand see what the County could what can be County-run or SRIAand businesses want this adthe County will be critical in any Gilley said she will meet Chairman Bohannon commented that while the island did The SRIA Committees will SRIA Board Seeks Help To Plot Course For Future the Santa Rosa Island Authority Leash Holders Need To Follow Rules Dogs must be on a leash at all times, even while swimming Dogs are allowed in the designated beach areas only Clean up supplies are available at each park Leave only your paw prints please! DOG BEACHLocated at parking lot E east of Portofino & Lot B on Ft. Pickens Road. Open 7 am to Sunset, Daily


PAGE 6 Island Times May 13, 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 ChowderMaybe its just me, but it sure seems like weve had our share of bizarre weather this year. (I still say this year because I cant believe its May already!) It was the last week of January when the Ice Blizzard Cometh upon us. I remember because I had possession of all four tickets to get my sisters and me into the Merle Haggard Concert in Jacksonville. It was late Thursday night before Husband Bill and I were able to leave for Georgia (in my beloved Caddy with no heat, something that I rarely need anyway) in temperatures ranging in the low 30s and below. We were bundled up to the max, including hats and gloves. At one point, I pointed out to Bill that it was only my body temperature (something that ranges between Raging Inferno and Ice, mostly inferno) that kept Ole Blue from freezing inside the car. We did get some frost at times, but all I had to do was touch it with my hot little hands (which also helped cool them down). Of course, there was the added concern of not knowing if the roads ahead of us would be covered with ice and our route is mostly very dark two-lane country roads through very small towns from Dothan to Albany. We did get to Albany in time to sleep a couple of hours before leaving for Jacksonville. When the school closed for the Ice Blizzard, granddaughter Sissy (Quincy Rowe) made her debut as a playwright. Bill and our dog Peanut were the audience and the play began with us meeting in a coffee shop. After a long separation, we found each other again and were delighted to discover that we were long lost Mermaid sisters. The play was quite detailed and required two costume changes. We received a standing ovation with lots of applause and a little bit of barking (from Peanut, not Bill). Before I get to the more School activities, I have to say end of the weather tunnel. It came with a full day of glorious sunshine and the most beautiful beach wedding I have ever seen and heard. James Winstead, son of my dear friends Courtney and Jim Winstead travelled from California to marry the love of his life Debbie Campana. James spent more than a few days cleaning Mom and Dads garage and sun Everyone was praying for sunshine for their Wedding Day and our prayers were answered loud and clear. Debbie was a radiantly glowing bride full of love and beauty. And by the time she and self-written vows, there wasnt a dry eye left among their guests. So much love with family and friends all set against the perfect background of the Gulf of Mexico. I know the pictures will be incredible. They also held a truly special magical reception with a guest photographer (who brought his own props for guest photos) and music by Boogie, Inc. with our own Bonnie McDonald. The evening was comworks exploding over the beach. I hope they carry that same love and devotion to each other throughout their marriage and hold it in their hearts every day of their lives together. It was truly an honor to share their special day. so, school was once again closed due to another weather disaster in our area. Grandson Jesiah called our house around 3 a.m. on April 30 to tell us their house nice pictures of the water rushing down the hall like a river. I swear, it looked like there was a current. He also got a beautiwas their neighborhood. Bill drove over in his big Suburban to bring the kids to our house while daughter, Mel stayed to clean and save as much as possible from their waterlogged belongings. Of course, they were both delighted at the prospect of ny and Pappy instead of going to school on Thursday. Sissy tapped into her wonderful imagination again and decided to open a restaurant with all her play food and cooking equipment. She organized all her food and utensils, set up her table and dishes then created the restaurant sign: The Kitty Kitchen. After designing her extensive menu (complete with pictures of some of her desserts), she was open for business. Since she wasnt very busy at the time, she chatted with me about her business explaining she grew her own ingredients in a garden out back. After sampling one of her unique recipes, I mentioned that I just happened to write a cooking column for the local newspaper. We chatted some more and I asked if she would be interested in sharing one of her recipes with my readers. She was delighted and agreed immediately to share her favorite (a big seller ... by the way). Ms. Rowe, explained that her nickname was Kitty and therefore the reason behind the restaurant name. She not only grows her own ingredients, but is also a member of a Co-Farmers Organization where they trade products. She explained that she grew more vegetables than she could use, so they were very useful in trading for ingredients she didnt grow such as meat and dairy products. This keeps her food cost very low and makes What a clever idea! She is hoping to expand her business with the introduction of seating in the beautiful garden space. Since shes been very busy adjusting to life after a storm, I havent had a chance to re-visit the Kitty Kitchen. But I did get her recipe to share (written in her own words) and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. This is cake. So, lets cook.. The resipe for fruit cake is two rassberrys: one black and one red. Take regilor cake mix and add 2 teaspoons each of red and black rassberrys. When your done making the cake. Put whipcream on the top. Put the rassberrys side-to-side on the top. And well-a (pronounced viola)! Enjoy, dont forget to share and please help a neighbor if you can. May is Military Appreciation Month. Please say thank you to our active duty and veterans when you see them on the beach. It takes but a moment and means a great deal. (I can hardly wait for our next Weird Weather Adventure with my friends and family.) See ya in the kitchen..


Island Times PAGE 7 May 13, 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 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 A850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home There are times that it is always good to reach into your memory and share something that is very near and dear to you. The following is an Old Jewish Tale as I heard it many years ago. The last line is mineI hope you enjoy. Once there were two brothers who inherited their father's land. The brothers divided the land in half and each one farmed his own section. Over time, the older brother married and had six children, while the younger brother never married. One night, the younger brother lay awake. It's not fair that each of us has half the land to farm, he thought. My brother has six children to feed and I have none. He should have more grain than I do. So that night the younger brother went to his silo, gathered a large bundle of wheat, and climbed the hill that separated the two farms and went over to his brother's farm. Leaving the wheat in his brother's silo, the younger brother returned home, feeling pleased with himself. Earlier that very same night, the older brother was also lying awake. It's not fair that each of us has half the land to farm, he thought. In my old age my wife and I will have our grown children to take care of us, not to mention grandchildren, while my brother will probably have none. He should at least sell more grain from the fields now so he can provide for himself with dignity in his old age. So that night, too, he secretly gathered a large bundle of wheat, climbed the hill, left it in his brother's silo, and returned home, feeling pleased with himself. The next morning, the younger brother was surprised to see the amount of grain in his barn unchanged. I must not have taken as much wheat as I thought, he said, bemused. Tonight I'll be sure to take more. That very same moment, his older brother was also standing in his barn, musing much the same thoughts. After night fell, each brother gathered a greater amount of wheat from his barn and in the dark, secretly delivered it to his brother's barn. The next morning, the brothers were again puzzled and perplexed. How can I be mistaken? each one scratched his head. There's the same amount of grain here as there was before I cleared the pile for my brother. This is impossible! Tonight I'll make no mistake I'll take the pile I'll be sure the grain gets delivered to my brother. The third night, more de termined than ever, each brother gathered a large pile of wheat from his barn, loaded it onto a cart, and slowly pulled his haul to his brother's barn. At the top of the hill, under the shadow of a moon, each brother noticed a figure in the distance. Who could it be? When the two brothers recognized the form of the other brother and the load he was pulling behind, they realized what had happened. Without a word, they dropped the ropes to their carts and embraced. It is said that this is where God put his finger, and said Build an alter here, because my house is a house of love and giving.


PAGE 8 Island Times May 13, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... Sometimes you never really know your neighbors until tragedy strikes. We've been very fortunate on Pensacola Beach and Mother Nature has spared us her wrath for quite some time. But she hasn't always been so kind. I met my Gulf front neighber of 1979. Ms. Brooklyn and her husband, Mr. (Bill) Miller, were just a few cars ahead of my mother, Jane Waters, and me ing to return to the beach after Hurricane Frederic. Word of mouth, like a giant game of tele phone operator, was trickling back in regards to the damage that Frederic had levied on our beloved barrier island. I heard Ms. Brooklyn say, My little red brick house is completely gone. It's washed up into my neighbor's front yard. Those words sparked an instant introduction and the beginning of a lasting friendship between two families that would span generations. For years my mother watched over Bill and Brooklyn's house as their main residence was in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. When their older children vacationed in the family home with the grand kids, I was just a teenager and would walk across the street to babysit. In fact, Bill and Brooklyn's held. (In case you are wondering who the other four are -in or der -Jeremy Johnson, Lindsey Stanley, Harry Hewson, and Barrett Johnson.) Her pool was always open to them. Their Gulf front balcony and walk over was ours to use. My husband, the Colonel, proposed to me on the Miller's beach front. The pictures were taken on their balcony. Together our families have been through the celebrations and tragedies of life, always catching up via a phone call or their annual visits to the beach. And though the sands in the hour glass have shifted, both homes have remained in the families, but with new owning over Mike Miller's home. His grandchildren, Stella and Mercer, the daughters of William and his wife Jennifer, are swimming in my pool. We have come full circle. So it was no surprise that after the latest storm, Mike and I checked in with each other. I was very relieved to report that couldnt bring myself to tell him was that I had spent hours cleaning up the contents of his trash over, and then spewed its contents. His wife, Mary Helen, who I have only met once, and her friends had just spent a couple of days on the beach and left the Monday before the storm. As I waded through standing water, grateful that this was all I had to clean up, I thought to myself the next time Mary Helen comes down, we need to get together. I truly appreciate a woman who eats fat-free, low calorie chips and two bags of Ghirardelli chocolates. I learned a lot about her and her friends as I returned the wet, bedraggled garbage to As I thoroughly secured their trash bin, I really didn't want to pick up its contents for a second time, it dawned on me that in a sea of weekly rentals, I am very fortunate to have neighbors whose friendships I cherish, even if I only see them a couple of times a year. Until next time... Third and fourth generation Millers continue to enjoy Pensacola Beach. William is the grandson of Bill and Brooklyn Miller. He and his lovely wife, Jennifer, venture to the beach at least once a year from Baton Rouge with their children, Stella, 3, and Mercer, 18 months. Babs, the family dog, has been making the trek for the past 10 years.


PAGE 9 Island Times May 13, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Check out our photo gallery online Beautiful gulf front lot located within walking distance of dining shopping and all activities. Build your dream home and enjoy your piece of paradise. MLS 461377 $549,000Professionals and amateurs will mold the fine white sands of Pensacola Beach into works of art during the Fiesta of Five Flags Sand Sculpture Contest Sunday, May 18. The contest will take place on Pensacola Beach directly south of the Gulfside Pavilion. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and judging at 2 p.m. The competition is free and more than $1,900 in cash and prizes will be awarded. The public is invited to vote for their favorite sculptures in the Peoples Choice Awards. Organizers will have additional activities available beginning at 10 a.m. The judges have one hour to review the youth, teen and adult entries prior to making their decision. The winning sculptors will be announced and judges will be introduced at 3 p.m. For more information, visit fiestaoffiveflags.orgSand Artists To Compete Pensacola Beach Womans Club has a lot to celebrate. During their Sixtieth Anniversary Luncheon at the Beach Church Fellowship Hall, April 17, the Club recognized birthday girls (L to R): Kim Harvell, Nancy Teston, Pam Jewell, Joanne Brooks, Mildred Price, Orlena McKenzie and Diane Arnold.


PAGE 10 Island Times May 13, 2014 The Emerald Coast Utilities Authority supports Earth Day Islandstyle at Casino Beach with educational kiosks, trucks, contests and give aways. Amanda Handrahan, left, shows off an ECUA beach ball, with (L to R): ECUA Board Member Dale Perkins, Communications Exec Jim Roberts and Sanitation Collection Manager Gary Dean. Dancingly Yours performed at the May 3 Earth Day Islandstyle at Casino Beach. As usual, these young dancers stole the show. Preparing to take the stage are (L to R): Kayla Cote, Emily Bonney, Julia Ducote, Emily Johnson, Lily Montgomery, Ella Montgomery, Ella Kauffman, and Bella Ciolino Earth Day Islandstyle events included 123 Nest! at the Casino Beach on May 3. The educational and messy contest requires that players bury marshmallows in a nest of pudding to highlight the challenges a mother turtle faces while nesting. 123 Nest! contestants from Pensacola Beach Elementary School are (front row, L to R) Kindergartner Graham Penning ton, First Grader Ben OConnell, Third Grader Jameson Walker and Winner Noah Allen, second grade. Back row (L to R) Fourth Grader AJ Dantino, Principal Jeff Castleberry and Fifth Grader Toby Ostheimer. Pensacola Beach Elementary School student Noah Allen, center, his second 123 Nest! Champions crown. Cheryle Dill, Santa Rosa Island Authority events coordinator, right, also competed in the event at Earth Day Islandstyle, May 3 at Casino Beach. Sea Turtle replicas lumbered on tables and volunteers were eager to explain the importance of clean beaches at Earth Day Islandstyle, May 3 at Casino Beach. Cathy Homes, back center, of the Sea Turtle Conservancy in Navarre Beach is surrounded by (L to R) Catherine Goss, Rachel Fulton, Ali Houghton, John Ryan McPhail and Markquette Gray. Guests could learn about nesting sea turtles, touch real turtle shells and make a donation to the Conservancy which serves as a turtle education center and rehabilitation resource for injured turtles. Environmental education was the topic of the University of Floridas extension agencys Earth Day Islandstyle, May 3 kiosk at the Gulfside Pavilion. Darlene Stone, left, assisted Extension Agent Rick OConnor. Beach resident Denise Taylor participated in the Junque in your Trunque yard sale at Earth Day Islandstyle, May 3 at Casino Beach. The event highlights the importance of reuse to reduce usable


PAGE 11 Island Times May 13, 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 Tuesday, 5 to 7 pm: Bands on the Beach Burger& Fries $5 Mondays Only... $2.50 Red Beans & Rice Indoor and Outdoor Dining Beautiful views We are family and pet friendly New Price $299,000. MLS # 443832, Regency Cabanas C3. Gulf View Townhome with Easy Beach Access. This unit is a 1-car garage and inside laundry. Master bedroom has a private balcony with views of the Gulf. Call 850-916-7888 for more information. I a 1-car garage and inside laundry. Master bedroom has a Dione Dunn, Realtor 850-982-8300 Carolina P. McMullen May 27-29: 11am 1pm and 3pm 5pm May 30: 11am 1pm Meet The Au thor May 27-29: 11am 1pm and 3pm 5pm Vicenta Vicentade Paul de PaulCarolina P. McMullen Carolina P. McMullen850-932-6000Stop by and meet the author of the new series, Not Here to Stay and pick up a copy of Book One, Vicenta de Paul Meet The Au thor 850-932-9336Mon Thurs 9 4:30 Friday 9 5:30 Full Service Banking Close to Home Carolina P. McMullen attributes much of the inspiration for writing her latest novel, Vincenta de Paul, to looking out over the Gulf of Mexico while staying at Springhill Suites on Pensacola Beach. She returns to Springhill May 27-30 for a meet and greet and book signing. McMullen was born in Rota Spain, but now calls Charleston, South Carolina home. She is a bilingual writer as well as the creator of soon to be published illustrated childrens stories. Beach Inspired Author Returns For Book SigningVicenta de Paul is McMultitled Not Here to Stay. These the many stories her grandmother told her when she was a young girl. Her grandmothers love for reading and storytelling were responsible for the growth of Carolinas curiosity leading her to the fascinating world of words. Carolinas ties to the Pensacola area go back to the early 1990s when she and her husband Neil were stationed at Corry Station. She has many friends who remain in the area and eagerly awaits seeing them at her book signing at Springhill Suites. The event is open to the public. The book is available at the book signing and at High-hatted ladies attended the Pensacola Beach Optimists May 3 Kentucky Derby Party at the Santa Rosa Dunes Clubhouse. Trish Burnett, left and Gayle Crume, were the winners of the Best Hat Contest. Elementary School. Walk the walk to celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 7 at Fort Pickens. The public is invited to enjoy a leisurely 2.5 mile walk along the Florida National Scenic Trail to the sparkling white sands of the Gulf of Mexico. The northern terminus of the Trail is located at the Fort. Enjoy the sunset and then return to Fort Pickens. The walk begins at Fort Pickens parking area at 6:30 p.m. Walkers will have opportunities to experience the esbeauty and cultural history of the national seashore while participating in this recreational activity, said Gulf Islands National Seashore Superintendent Dan Brown. The level of difficulty is easy with some soft sand. Participants should wear comfortable shoes and bring water. The program is free, but there is an $8 entrance fee to the Fort Pickens Area. For additional information about this program or others offered at the Seashore, call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850-934-2600 or visit our website at Invited To National Trails Day Hiking Event Beverly Dufrechou, left, and Pat Spencer greeted guests at the Pensacola Beach Optimist Club Derby Party registration table, May 3, at the Santa Rosa Dunes Clubhouse. The annual event which was coordinated ementary School. When Bev and Pat arent parading around the island in Center. They volunteer on Wednesday afternoons. Fred Flounder will accompany you on the 7 a.m. swim, but you are on your own when it comes to the bike and run legs of the Pensacola Beach Triathlon, May 17. If you are a triathlete, sign up at before Thursday. Spectators are welcome. More information is available at Triathlon Starts At Flounders


Island Times May 13, 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 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 Turtle Trax By DJ Zemenick My first patrols of 2014 were done under unusual conditions. The Pensacola area had just experienced a historic rain event which caused major destruction and flooding. Though the worst had passed, it felt like vestiges of the system were still clinging to us. Early morning hours of patrol in the first week of May were damp, cold and windy. While I kept my eyes on the beach, looking for a break in the sand surface which might signal tracks of a sea turtle, I alternated holding my hat on my head, tightening my collar against the chill, adjusting my safety glasses and pulling a bandana up over the lower portion of my face to avoid the sting of wind-whipped sand. Days like this are a challenge for patrollers, but it is our passion. Young people usually equate passion with that amazing rush of first love which makes hearts pound and palms sweat, but there are other types of passion which can catch you off-guard at the strangest times and set you on an entirely different path. Whether you find it in a person, a place, a cause or an activity, passion brings your world into sharper focus, gives you a sense of purpose, and fills your heart with happiness. Its as if youve suddenly been handed a priceless gift and it isnt even your birthday. Its no secret that sea turtles are my passion. It all began several years ago when I sat for what felt like hours at a nest just across the road from where I live. At the time I thought living on the island was my biggest dream come true, but the best was still ahead. Several people had gathered around the nest that night. The lady monitoring the nest had her hands full answering questions from bystanders, keeping excited voices lowered, and also keeping an eye on the nest. Little did I know that the lady in charge, Melanie Waite, would eventually become my good friend and mentor and that I, too, would become a patroller one day. You just never know when your path may veer in an exciting new direction. I learned many of the basics about sea turtles and hatchlings that night by listening to Melanie share her knowledge. But it was when the sand started shifting and bubbling beneath the surface that a spark of passion for these fascinating creatures ignited. It was a true wonder to witness the tiny nose of a hatchling appear and watch as it continued to dig its way out of the nest. Then, as if the little scout had telepathically signaled an all clear, scores of hatchlings boiled out in a rush. The story didnt quite end there. Due to lights from houses across the street and a near-by condominium complex (which has now installed turtle-friendly lighting), the hatchlings started going in every direction but toward the Gulf. If not for the presence of Melanie or another trained monitor, the whole nest might have been lost. When a female sea turtle comes ashore to nest, she digs a hole, lays her eggs, returns to the water and never comes back. Her eggs, more than a foot below the surface, are left alone to incubate, hatch, dig their way to the surface and try to avoid getting eaten by a host of predators or getting disoriented and dying of dehydration in their search for the sea. If they make it into the water, they still spend years avoiding even larger predators before they can come back to the beach of their birth and continue the cycle. What a story of survival! In the year ahead, lets do what we can to help save our beautiful, endangered sea turtles. Turn off outside lights at night and close your window shades. Remove trash, tents and beach chairs when you leave the beach and fill in any holes which could trap nesting sea turtles when they come ashore. Your help will make a huge impact and you might just discover a passion of your own. Until next time LIGHTS OUT! Hands Across the Sand is an annual gathering of people who come together to express their opposition to fossil fuels and to champion a new era of clean, renewable energy and a sustainable planet. The local event will take place, Saturday, May 17 beginning at 11 a.m. at Casino Beach. The schedule includes: 11 a.m. Sassafrass, folk duo to perform at Gulfside Pavilion 11:30 a.m. Mary Gutierrez to update attendees on status of nearshore, offshore oil, land and gas exploration oil and drilling. Discussion on the importance of a healthy Gulf. Noon Walk to the waters edge, forming a line just east of the Gulf Pier. Participants will be asked to join hands for 15 minutes to oppose fossil fuels and support renewable energy. What are we trying to accomplish? explained Dave Rauschkolb, founder. On the local, national and global level, joining hands sends a powerful message of human solidarity to our leaders and decision makers. We are unified in the defense of the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we consume from dangerous, dirty energy sources. Every time we join hands, that message is reinforced. It is simple and logical. Embrace clean energy. A line in the sand is a powerful thing. The organizers have asked that attendees travel to the event on foot, bicycle, public transportation or carpool. For more information, visit or email 350Pensacola@gmail.comClean Environment Activists Host Hands Across The Sand


Island Times PAGE 13 May 13, 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 May 13, 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. Calendar31: DeLuna Landing Fiesta of Five Flags, Boardwalk Amphitheatre. 3pmJUNE1: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 1: Wooly Booger Keep The Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl, 3 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. No charge. Open to all. 1: Country Sunday, Boardwalk, 4 pm 3: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 5: Sunset Tri, Portofino. TeamMPI. com 6: Stargaze, Casino Beach. Dusk, weather permitting. Free. June 7. 7: Fishin Chix Rubber Boots Tourney, Flounders Beach 7: Florida Trail Days Walk, 6:30 pm Ft. Pickens 8: Bananimals Luau, Sandbar, 3 pm. Pay at the door. 8: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 8: Country Sunday, Boardwalk, 4 pm 10: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 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!MAY13: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 14: Military Fishing Expedition. Sponsors Needed. Beach Chamber, 850-932-1500. 15: Hot Rods, Paradise Inn, Thru 5/17. 17: Pensacola Beach Triathlon, 7 a.m. Casino Beach. 17: Hands Across The Sand, Casino Beach, 11 a.m. 18: Three Mile Bay Swim, 7 a.m. 18: Fiesta of Five Flags Sandcastle Contest, Casino Beach, all day. Judging at 2 pm 20: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 22; Harley Davidson Garage Party, 23: Free Trolley Service begins 25: Country Sundays, Boardwalk, 4 pm 26: Memorial Day 27; Beach Chamber Membership Meeting. Upper Room Coffee Shop, 8:30 a.m. Guests call 850-932-1500. 27: Meet Carolina P. McMullen, author. Book Signing, Springhill Suites. 11-1 and 3-5. Also May 28, 29, 30 27: Business After Hours, Shaggys. Guests Call 850-932-1500. 5:30 to 7 pm 27: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 28: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 30: Last day of School Volunteer Opportunities Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 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. 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 TimesPlease recycle Share this newspaper with a friend Pets WE LOVE LEASHED DOGS! Protect your pet, walk them daily on a leash. Pick up their waste and encourage good dog ownership. Woof! 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. BEACH CHURCH BINGO 1st and 3rd Thursdays, Bingo $20 at 7. Be a key ingredient for the success of the Pensacola Beach Chambers Taste of the Beach 2014. Sign up as a volunteer. T-shirt and goodie bag. Dont miss the opportunity, September 19-21.


Island Times PAGE 15 May 13, 2014 Seeing Stars ... this weeks horoscopes the weather does not get us down... Blue Sky Gift ShoppeOur store flooded during the recent rain event, but we are open and ready to see our customers again. Carol Campbell, owner 3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Next to Sonic GIFTS GALORE Whimsical Home Decor Kitchen to Cupboard Teachers Childrens Gourmet Food Items Mermaids Jim Shore Holidays Sports Teams Nautical Tervis Tumblers Pensacola Beach SouvenirsWe gift wrap!ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Untangling personal problems might take more time than the impatient Lamb expected. But it's important to hang in there until all those knotty situations are straightened out. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You still need to work out last-minute snags in your dealings with a rival. Hold your ground despite a perceived lack of support. Things should turn around before you know it. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Best not to delay preparing for that upcoming family event. The sooner you get things started, the better chance you have of finding potential problems and making needed changes. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) The romantic Moon Child might be reluctant to see the reality behind that "ideal" situation. But by midweek, the practical Crab emerges to help clear away the moonbeams. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Although the Big Cat might be receptive to more "purrsuasion" to get you to agree to a workplace change, make sure you can distinguish the fine line between facts and flattery. VIRGO (August 23 to September 22) Your positive attitude in the workplace helps to get you noticed by the right people. Now go ahead and use some of that new selfconfidence to help shore up a personal relationship. LIBRA (September 23 to October 22) Although you might still have to work out some problems with a business partner, things go more smoothly on the home front. An investment opportunity might need more study. SCORPIO (October 23 to November 21) Don't be reluctant to act on your suspicion. Even if others see nothing wrong, the astute Scorpio could sense an underlying problem that isn't always obvious on the surface. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) A new opportunity presents some obstacles that need to be dealt with as soon as possible. Delaying action in hopes that the problems will go away could be counterproductive. CAPRICORN (December 22 to January 19) A friend or family member's request might 2721 Gulf Breeze Parkway 850-934-1000 Serving Gulf Breeze and the Beaches since 1987 Master of Laws carry some hidden factors that could later create problems. Be sure you know all the facts before you make your decision. AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) A setback in implementing a plan could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Use the downtime to rework your original concepts and see where changes could be made. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) You might not be consciously fishing for compliments, but admit it -won't you feel great when your efforts are noticed? So accept the praise gracefully. You earned it. BORN THIS WEEK: Your love of beauty in your personal life extends to your efforts to protect and preserve the natural world around you. Wooly Booger Keep The Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl Sunday, June 1 3 pm Paradise


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PAGE 17 Island Times May 13, 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 Are You Kidding? Bytes & BitsBy Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal Q: What are the features of the Apple iPad Air? A: The iPad Air is a great little device. It is little, in that it only weighs one pound. It is only 7.5 millimeters (.29 inch) thick. The Apple products that are labeled Air represent Apples most lightweight product lines. This one is 28% lighter and 20% thinner than its predecessor. It is 9.4 inches by 6.6 inches -the same size as the regular iPad. With the Retina Display and LED backlit screen, you get very high quality images. and Cellular options for getting With two built-in antennas, Inter net access is much faster (maybe twice as fast). It has the latest 64-bit processor, known as the A7 chip, which is also said to be twice as fast as its predecessor. The Siri lady (or guy) can be activated by holding down the Home button. She can look information up for you, leaving you hands-free to do other things. Want to know the population of Miami? Just ask her. Or ask her to take you to a certain location. She can guide you to the location, or can provide you with a road map on the screen. The built-in Maps program will also do that for you. And, unlike the iPhone, you can see it without squinting or stretching the image. The Pages program allows you to create documents. It will also open and edit Microsoft Word documents. You can save Pages documents as Word documents and send them to Windows users. There are at least a half million other Apps that work with the iPad product line. One thing that the iPad Air cannot do..make a phone call. That still remains the job of the iPhone. However, the Messages program allows you to send instant messages to anyone using an Apple product. The cost of the iPad Air ranges from $499 to $929, depending on the capacity of the hard disk (16gb to 128gb) and the type of internet or Cellular). This article was provided by The Stukey Group. For questions, contact Joe at joe@ycpals. com or 850-206-3156.BEST BARThe electrons bounced around as beach bums voted online for their favorite beach bars across the state. FloridaBeachBar. com announced that Pensacola Beach is home to two of the top ten vote-getters. Paradise Bar and Grill earned seventh place and the Shaker, home of the original Bushwacker, scored tenth. Clearly, you need to visit them for a congratulatory drink. THE GIFT OF STITCHIf the graduation and wedding invites are stacking up in your mailbox, call Peggy Henshall at Cajun Stitchery, 850-2612462. She will make the ordinary extraordinary, personalize almost anything or help you create a keepsake item for the happy bride or rad grad. BOTTOMS UPTheres no bottom to the $6.99 glass of bubbly served at Crabs during Sunday Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Float away on the island vibes of Pensacola Steel Band. Intoxicating Gulf front views, too. GIVE AWARDMississippi Governor Phil Bryant awarded Shaggys a GIVE Award for Community Excellence. They have a Shaggys Kids Foundation, conduct food drives at Thanksgiving, sponsor charitable outreach locally and inter nationally. Way to go, Shaggy. BEADS, PLEASEIts Fiesta time. In addition to the Sandcastle Contest hosted on Pensacola Beach, May 18, and the DeLuna Landing, May 31, the Fiesta of Five Flags brings a parade to downtown Pensacola Thursday, June 5. Do you have beads yet? Pensacola Parade People are stocked and have summer specials. Find out more at, or 850-696-7566.ADDING ADVOCATESPensacola Beach Advocates Membership guru Maria Weisnicht is determined to meet her goal of 500 paid members. Shes eclipsed last years goal, and is closing in fast. The PBA has been instrumental in keeping members informed about taxation issues. Go ahead, make Marias day. Join PBA. Go online to and sign up. Its just thirty bucks.SPORTY ous athletes, weekend warriors and fashionistas. They are located at 3009 Cervantes Street, look for the kayak out front. LEARN TO SURFInnerlight Surf Camp hits up fast. Sign up at innerlightsurf. com, dude. Sandee Bredesen, a retired educator, has been chuckling for thirty years about the funny things kids say and do. I was teaching arrays in math drawing small squares or dots to represent 3 x 4. The students were to follow my model. One boy spoke up and said, Mrs. Bredesen, I cant do this. I am not very good at art. On my last day teaching before retirement, I wore a disguiseglasses, big nose and eyebrows and a mustache. As always, I greeted students on the stair landing. One student who I saw daily came up to me and asked, Who is you is? When I spoke his name, he responded, Oh you is Ms. Bredesen!


PAGE 18 Island Times May 13, 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 Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Harbourtown #31Gail Walsh Owner/Operator MA#31796 MM#29635 Check out our services and prices atGailAWalsh.comCall 850-261-5678 for current specials! Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7Back To The BlastTwo weeks ago I traveled again to the quaint hamlet of Mexico Beach about 25 miles east of Panama City. Its a small town on the Gulf of Mexico that has about 1100 residents, motels, bed and breakfast inns and several Mom and Pop businesses. St. Joseph Bay is southeast of Mexico Beach and the St. Joseph Peninsula has served to protect this area from hurricanes over the years. Farther east on the coast are Port St. Joe, Cape San Blas, and Apalachicola. We went there to run in the Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon which is an eclectic set of multi-sport events held twice a year at Beacon Hill Park. The event consists of Sprint and Olympic distance duathlons (runbike-run) and triathlons. For me its the perfect early season race see if Ive done any worthwhile training at all. The water temperature also marks the boundary of wetsuit/no-wetsuit swimming. USA Triathlon rules state you can wear a wetsuit at 78 degrees or less. The water temperature for this race was 73 degrees so it was wetsuit legal. On the morning of the race I got up at 4:30 a.m. and shaved. Thats another of my superstitions: I cant run races feeling grungy. I put on one of my triathlon kits (quick-drying synthetic tank top and matching compression shorts that you wear for all three disciplines) and pinned my number to the shorts. Im a minimalist and dont carry a bag into Transition. I had on my running shoes, my swim goggles were around my neck, my Oakleys, bike shoes, running hat, swim cap and gum were crammed in my helmet and my sports drink was in a bottle on my bike. I was still groggy as I wheeled my bike to the elevator. Down in the lobby I got coffee, had some peanut butter and whole-wheat toast and made an extra piece to carry with me. Coffee has caffeine which is a legal ergogenic meaning it will enhance your performance a little. I was just trying to wake up and remember to chew my food carefully. I also grabbed a banana as I went out the door and put my bike on the car. By the time we got there I had eaten the extra toast and the banana so I was certainly fueled up. I racked my bike in Transition, arranged my equipment on the ground and walked to the beach, goggles and swim cap in hand. It was overcast, but the sun was breaking through in the east and it was a glorious morning that would turn hot during the run. but I didnt wear one because it was too much trouble for the short 400-yard swim. I had been swimming for almost two weeks at Pensacola Beach without one and the water didnt feel THAT cold. The race began and I was out laboring very much. I was somewhat surprised and was thinking that the swim was going to be easy until a guy ran his head hard into my hip. I was jolted back to the moment at hand. I pushed him away with my foot, scrambled through the crowd at the second buoy and turned for the beach. As I drug myself out of the water, I looked at my watch. Slightly more than 7 minutes had elapsed, so it was a good swim. I was winded, however, as I began the long jog up to my bike. Buckling my helmet I ran my bike towards the mount line and soon started pedaling. My transition was long and I started slowly. I was soon moving ahead smoothly and made the turn north off the main highway at the one-mile mark. From there its another 6 miles to the bridge which is a tough climb. I made it up okay and then sped down towards the turn around point. On the ride back into the wind, I slowed down appreciably and was fatigued when I got off and ran towards my rack again. As it turned out the bike was the highlight of my race. The run wasnt that pleasant due to the heat and my lack of conditioning. You have to train properly to get off the bicycle and run well and I just hadnt done that. I swallowed down a pack of GU at the beginning of the run, but that helped very little. The race dragged on and eventually I ran up the hill to the park, turned left down the finish chute and soon crossed the line. I actually did beat several guys in my age group, but the two athletes in front of me were well ahead. The Beach Blast was in the books and I had training. I have hard evidence of that now and have resolved to be more disciplined. Well see. This is my twenty-seventh triathlon column for the Island Times. At least I started out writing about triathlon, but Ive branched off into road races and a few other athletic events. Ive written from the perspective of a participant, a race director, a volunteer and an interested observer. It has been an enlightening experience as Ive learned several things and gained some insight. Much thanks to the Times for this opportunity! Brent Baadle, 9, won his age group at the Run for Their Lives 5K, on Pensacola Beach, April 26. His time was 25:38. Runners out front at the beginning of the Run For Their Lives 5K on Pensacola Beach, April 26 are (L to R): Rusty Branch, Matthew Babikow and Danny Goodman. Goodman won the race in a time of 16:48. Branch was 18:50.


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