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Volume X, Number 7 Pensacola Beach, Florida July 22, 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 Fair Winds Follow Regatta Organizers Lets SailWould a race by any other name be as much fun? The Pensacola Beach Yacht Club Committee promises the twenty-seventh Race for the Roses will be the best one yet. Among the organizers at the helm of the all ladies race set for August 2 are (L to R): Leigh Ann Holbrook, Brandi Whitehurst, Andrea Pedersen and Corrie Keich. Other committee members include Lisa Sharp, Kimi Hammons and Debbie Belger. Sail over to Page 2 for more.


PAGE 2 Island Times July 22, 2014 Island TimesPublished every other TuesdayNo portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher. Lady Skippers Chart A Course For Winning Roses Magnets Encourage Visitors To Stick To The Rules


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 July 22, 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 August 2, 1985 Bicycle paths on Pensacola Beach used to fall in step with the weather. Everybody talked about them, but nobody did anything about them. This Spring, the bicycle people went vocal, and have caught the attention of bike riders throughout the general Pensacola Beach, Gulf Breeze and Pensacola areas. They have also focused their efforts in the direction of the Santa Rosa Island Authority, and some progress has been made toward improvements of the present sidewalks. Requests for bicycle paths go back several years ago. Each time requests were presented to the SRIA, the answer was always the same. While the Authority agreed that bike paths were necessary, there were no funds to cover the construction. At this moment, the SRIA is seeking a way to fund the almost $17,000 it will take to construct new sidewalks from Avenida 15 to 18. In 1983, McGuire Martin was elected to the SRIA by the residents of Pensacola Beach, after an act of the Florida Legislature provided for this election to the heretofore fully appointed governing body. McGuire immediately went to bat for his constituents, and some excellent asphalt pathways for cyclists were constructed on the Eastern end of the Island along Via de Luna. At the same time, Panferio was designated a bike path with appropriate signs installed. And that was the end of that. Subsequently, bike paths garnered significant backing as the major beach organizations, the Leaseholders and Residents Association, the Pensacola Beach Business Association and the Pensacola Beach Developers Association, all sent resolutions to the SRIA in support of constructing bike paths. This is all well and good, but the bicycle activists have asked for bike paths along Via de Luna and Ft. Pickens Road. They have also asked for provisions of some safe way to cross the street. Nini Baird Thorn, one of the originators of the awareness group who secured 1300 signatures on a bike path petition, says the pathway along the two main streets is the goal of the group. Anything short of this construction, in their opinion, is not enough. Talking, demonstrating, meeting with SRIA committees has certainly brought the bike path issue into the spotlight. Now, the latest event to bring impact on the actual construction of the pathways is the establishment of the Michael Keenan Memorial Fund. Mike, a beloved beach resident who lost his life in Africa this July, used to spend his leisure time biking around the Island with his friends. Jackie Henderson said this week that response to the Fund has been overwhelming, and the money will be dedicated to the construction of bicycle paths. Jackie said Mikes friends both locally and overseas, have contributed to the fund to provide the construction of the pathways, according to Jackie. They will not be absorbed into any other governmental funds. So, for the first time, since the original requests for bicycle paths, there is a real possibility for the construction of the paths. Lets hope the SRIA will not wait until the widening of the roads is under way to begin bike path construction Lets hope they hear the voice of the people who desperately plea for recreational improvements on the Island in this case, the cyclists say We need bike paths now. 850-934-5821 850-934-5821 850-934-5821 Monette Hodges Dancingly YoursJAZZ BATON TAP HIP-HOP BALLET TUMBLING Just For Kicks!Pre-Register now for Fall Blue Angels Wives Luncheon hosted the by the Santa Rosa Island Authority, July 10 at Crabs honors the 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 Wall 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 Labor Day Weekend Island Times Special Edition Deadline August 24 Publishes August 29 Reserve your ad space, today!


PAGE 4 Island Times July 22, 2014 ?? ????? ? ? ??? ??? ? ??? ? ?T? ???rivia??? ? PEOPLE Gail Walsh Massage & Skincare Co.913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy Harbourtown #31 Gail Walsh Owner/Operator MA#31796 MM#29635Sizzling Summer Specials.... Call 850-261-5678 Gail Walsh Gail Walsh Get A Massage!60 minutes (not a spa hour!) starting at $65 GailAWalsh Com e as you are Bike, boat or car 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 Kyle Bledsoe...Tues, July 22 at 6 PM Diedra The Blues Diva..Sat, July 26 at 6 PM 30 x 90...Sun, July 27 at 3 PM & Mon, July 28 at 6 PM Biscuit Miller & The Mix...Tues, July 29 at 6 PM Eddie Smith Band... PM ON STAGE BREEZERS REUNION MUSICFESTThird Annual Reunion...Aug 1-3 Live Music Everyone is welcome! Friday Loaded Goat & The Skydogs Saturday The Skydogs and Friends with a tribute to Shawn Curle and Michael Bennett Sunday Loaded Goat INNTHE GEIER GANGShelly and Hank Geier had Beach rookies and veterans to entertain last week. Daughters Crissi and Erika, who are natives of Pensacola Beach, arrived along with Crissis husband Dale Kolomaznik. Shellys sister Lynn Bartlett, plus nephews and family Jamie, Scarlett, Grace and Abby Robinson; Jay, Shay Robher two children, Alia and Reese all came for the Blue Angels. Shellys high school friends Bill and Glenna Dowell were on the to Pensacola Beach for the Dowwas a rip roaring good time.OHIO BOUNDReverend Tom Garrison and his wife Renata will bid the Beach Church farewell at the end of July. Reverend Tom, who has been the Beach Church preacher, is moving to begin a ministry in Dayton, Ohio. HOW GRANDA new petite Sister of the Eklund was born July 8 to Carly and Sean Eklund. According to her grandmother, Felicia Fisher, there are a couple traditions worth mentioning. Carlys birth announcement was printed in The Islander in 1992; and Felicias sister Dana Provo was present for Carlys birth and also for Olivias come to the world, Olivia!ANGELS HEARDJohn Dahlen lives in Alaska but did not miss the Blue Angels Air Show. He tuned in to the live stream broadcast by David McDonald on excitement. He wrote to his friend, DJ Zemenick, It reminds me of how much I miss warm sandy beaches, cool surf, and of course copious quantities of beautiful babes in teeny bikinis you know, the kind where the price tag has more material than the bikini does. Yes, you missed all that, John. VITEX FIGHTExtension Agent Rick OConnor is waging a war against the invasive plant Vitex. It has taken up residence on Pensacola Beach like sandspurs and sea oats, only it does not belong here. After his column in Island Times, he has been contacted by islanders to help rid their leasehold of the tenacious plants. If you need help, too, email Rick, ISLAND MINDEDThe Gyoerkoes proved that being an Islander is more a state of mind than an issue of location. BJ, Pete, and their daughter Veronica recently moved to Texas, but returned to Pensacola too far from the water. They plan to spend the rest of the summer on Galveston Beach. ON GUARDIf you thought Andrew Edwards had permanently traded his lifeguard whistle for a briefcase, you were wrong. Hes back on the Beach, saving swimmers and helping beachgoers after a stint in the corporate world. THREE CHEERS years young, was honored by the attendees at the Blue Angels wives luncheon at Crabs July 10. drew a huge round of applause from the all-ladies luncheon. She has been a longtime member of the local running community, competing in 5K races with top notch results. CARTING ITA new custom golf cart with a colorful Toucan on the side is He drove up to Paradise Bar looking very cool. Thats how he rolls. TAN TIMELongtime beach resident Taylor Baynes turned birthday boy on July 12. Taylor, 19, has been celebrating all summer on the beach and on the water, when he isnt too busy working at The Grand Marlin. Hell take his good tan and a smile back to study at Jefferson Davis Community College in Brewton next month.MIKE AND HIS BIKEMichael Rodgerson is a biker. Pedaling his way around the island from Casino Beach to PegLegs and back to the Boardwalk, Michael has perfected catching some waves and catching some Zzzs. On Sunday, hes catching the service at the Beach Church. The Trivia Master has a cast of colorful characters who, from time to time, submit an obscure recollection worthy of consideration. The TM emerged from a secret location, hidden among casks of Irish whiskey and Blarney Stones with last weeks the Beachs water tanks? The Knights of the Trivia Roundtable drew their swords to welcome one of their own back to the Hallowed Hall. Lady Kim of the House of Cole curtsied and readied her throne. Joanne Brooks, the former Queen of her title of Duchess of the Dunes with her most recent answer of Susan Mead. As she ascended the steps to the Roundtable, The Duchess acknowledged her Royal Consort Charlie. The beachs governing body held a contest that drew artists from all over to submit designs for the giant water tanks at the entrance to the island. Mead, who at the time was working at Dodson, Craddock and Born ad agency, smoked the competition with her dolphins dancing in the blue surf. Susan Kennedy worked with Mead at the time. Kennedy is a beach gal now. So she sent this from her desk at Gulf Blue Vacaanswer. I worked with Susan and remember when she deat Dodson, Craddock & Born Advertising from 1986-1989 or about every time I go through the toll booth! The agency is no longer, but Mead is still in the game. Most recently, designing for Sacred Heart in Pensacola. A publisher and a teacher also chimed in. Karen Harrell Paulus, who downshifts during the summer from publishing Gulf Coast Snowbirds, energized a few electrons to send her correct answer. Monika Springer Honeycutt gets an A+ for her answer. Shes the technology guru at the Beach School. Trivia rookie and Beach guy am probably way too late, but Susan Mead was the artist. The TM thinks big, so heres this weeks chance to win a special Island Times t-shirt. There are ten national seashores in the largest? If you know, get up and go! Send your answer with Include your name and phone number in to answer correctly. Hurry, the deadline is July 29.


PAGE 5 Island Times July 22, 2014 Stake our your own area on the beach, but please dont leave personal items, trash or large holes on the beach at the end of the day Remember to keep hydrated in the summer heat, but please dont take any glass containers on the beach Check out our two dog parks, but please dont take dogs on the beach unless in those dog parks. Dogs must be on a leash Have fun with some music, but please dont run generators on the beach or disobey the noise ordinance Take advantage of grilling facilities at Quietwater Beach where on the beach Walk to the Gulf by the footpaths and walkways, but please dont walk on the dunes and sea oats The 2014 Pensacola Beach Air Show featuring the Blue Angels is one for the record books. There should be 100,000 thank you notes making their way to the inbox at the Santa Rosa Island Authority any day now. Executive Director Buck Lee estimates that the Pensacola Beach Air Show may have been viewed by at least that many fans. Bob Sikes Toll Facility logged 22,986 cars on Saturday, July 12. That does not include those who viewed the Blues on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Nor those who arrived from the west along the beach road, were already on the island at home or in lodging. The Casino Beach lot was full and closed at 6:40 a.m. on Saturday, beating the old record of 8:15 a.m. When traffic stopped they came on foot, by bike. Every nook and cranny paved and unpaved hosted a car or boat full of people. Blenders whirled, ice cold beer and snow cones were in high demand. I believe Saturday was the biggest ever, commented SRIA Public Safety Director Bob West. Of course, with the crowd and heat, we answered way more medical calls. West has to keep everyone safe, including the pilots. This year, extreme heat, crowds and I had to stop Team Aerodynamics performance because hotels and I dealt with two drones. to string are hard to find in a a guy with a small controller. The price tag to host the event is budgeted at $150,000. We usually spend less than that, said Lee. We have to budget extra funds in case Saturday gets rained out and we have to bring everyone back on Sunday. The show is funded by the Santa Rosa Island Authority with lease fees paid by residents and businesses on Pensacola Beach. And, for those who did not know, the dollar you pay at the Toll Facility goes directly to Escambia County, not the SRIA.Madison Penico Island Times The summer programs over at Fort Pickens are still going strong. This year the fort is hosting a variety of events that will extend until late in the summer. All of the programs are fortunately free of charge; however, the usual eight-dollar entrance fee to the fort still applies. On Sundays and Wednesdays July 23, 27, 30 and August 3, the featured program will be snorkeling. On these days, guests can admire the underwater scenery of the national seashore and spot some of the waters most interesting inhabitants. The snorkeling expedition lasts for about 2 hours and masks and snorkels are already provided. For a taste of history people can attend the Civil War Soldier program. This event walks guests through a day in the life of an average soldier in the 1860s. With knowledgeable guides and grabbing visual aides, the Soldier Program is sure to satisfy any curious guests. The program lasts for one hour starting at 10 in the morning and will be available on Tuesday July 22, 29, and August 5. The last of the summer lecture series with the Florida Public Archaeology Network will be given by Mike Thomin, July 22, at 10 a.m.. The lecture is Pirates! The Last Scourge of the Gulf, For more information go to or call the Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center at 850934-2600.Historic Fort Hosts Programs


PAGE 6 Island Times July 22, 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 Island Times Blogwhere shelly waters meet sandy Move In pecials 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 native cafe 45 A Via de Luna 934-4848 Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7:30 am to 3 pm Homemade Soups to SaladsFresh Fish Tacos! Award winning service... Womens Council of Realtors Mobile App: owned and operatedRed, White and Blues Week is indubitably the noisiest time of the summer. Even more so this year since visitors and locals alike were not only singing the Blues, but also howling at nitely something that deserves a bit of howling. Its a beautiful thing. Our Home Boys (U.S. Navy Blue Angels) who are always worth and deserve a little singing too, were especially so this year. Everyone was so disappointed at not having our Show last year that I am sure a record was set for attendance this summer. Looking at all the aerial photos gave me chills of excitement at the sheer numbers and fear that our island might sink under the weight. Heres the thing. I believe God also enjoys seeing all the families and friends sharing time, love, joy, great food and creating special memories to last forever. He shows it with displays of His own special brand of excitement; unbeatable light shows accompanied by booming thunder that rivals the Blue Angels roar. Even as I write this, He is showering us with an unexpected, pop-up storm with a dizzying display even in daylight. Yesterday early evening, Bill and I were surprised by something neither of us had ever seen before. Just as the sun was close to setting, we had a pop-up shower. The sun dropped below some clouds and was shining from the west just as the rain began. As the raindrops slipped through the last of the suns rays, each one caught the sunlight and was illuminated for just an instant. It looked like it was literally shining lights raining down right outside our picture window. And yall know how much I love shiny. We both watched until it was completely over. Later the same night, I was dazzled by the spectacular show over the Gulf of Mexico framed (again) by our picture window. regretted that I had chosen the picture window as opposed to windows that would open for the breezes off the Gulf. Im still not sure why I wanted it. Maybe it had something to do with my childhood when only the rich could afford such a grand thing as a window just for looking outside. Being poor, you needed all your windows to open because you could not afford air conditioning which was quite new (and very expensive) at that time. Now, of course, everyone has it and we cannot live without it (I cant anyway). Maybe it was a status thing for me even though Ive never cared about status symbols. Or maybe it was a sign from my Higher Power. Whatever the reason, the beauty I have seen and framed by that window is without comparison. Its like having the best seat at the Island Show. I can sit in my favorite spot in our living room and between the south-facing picture window and the westfacing window I am entertained works, clouds, rainbows, sunrise, sunsets, storms and even fog. Its extraordinary and I now know why theyre called picture windowsthey certainly make some spectacular pictures. Some days I feel like Im living in Gods Museum of Spectacular Sights and I am grateful. Speaking of pictures, you may have seen a few of the Sisters of the Beach who were hosted by Becky and Chris Shearman at a Blues with Becky event for the full-dress rehearsal. especially the ones in which I was included. Very few are when Im my own bartender. Im either not that good, Im too good or its because Im pouring into a cup in which I cannot see the level poured. Because of my hotness I felt immense sympathy for poor Chris, who slaved over a very hot grill on a very hot day to provide us some scrumptious food. It was very appreciated and enjoyed by all of us. We all brought side dishes, desserts and appetizers. Big shout-out and thank you to Chris. He deserves his Chef Hat. Bill and I spent three days travelling back and forth to Orange Beach visiting some of our St. Louis relatives. Granddaughter Sissy enjoyed a sleepover with cousin Erin (daughter of niece and nephew Diane and Joe Lewis). That child loves her relatives and the frequency of visits does not matter to her one bit. She walks in and engages instantly as if continuing a conversation or visit from the day before. And I so love that about her. Joes family lives on a gorgeous farm (which has been in Dianes family a long time) so they always bring us some fabulous home grown vegetables, duck or deer jerky and canned jelly or pickles. This year I was treated to Joes Special which is his Raspberry Jelly that he makes only for himself and does not share with anyone except me. Its delicious and made me feel very special. Our visits tend to coincide with the mens night to cook and Dianes. Since there are usually three families sharing the house, night Joe was frying some freshMackerel along with his signature fried zucchini brought from home. He brings extra so theres enough to send some with us and they are always huge. We were thrilled to be there for Dianes Salisbury Steak (her special recipe was in Island Times last summer). Theyre delicious but come with a warning: eating more than one will render you useless for the rest of the evening. This year Diane introduced a new recipe to share with us. Its delicious and great for a large crowd. Its another one that can be prepared early, refrigerated and then popped in the oven to bake whenever youre ready. They are savory whether served hot or cold. So, lets cook..Ham and Cheese Sandwiches1 Pkg. Sweet Hawaiian Rolls -1 lb. sliced, cooked ham Sliced white cheese (swiss or provolone are great) 1 Stick (or 8 Tbsp.) butter, melted 1 Tbsp. mustard (I like spicy or horse-radish) 1 Tbsp. Poppy seeds 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire 1 Tbsp. Brown sugar Slice rolls and make sandwiches with ham and cheese, placing them in a baking pan. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over sandwiches. Refrigerate for 1 hour minimum. When ready to eat, bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy, dont forget to share and say Thank You to our Military personnel and Veterans. See ya in the kitchen


Island Times PAGE 7 July 22, 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 Hemingways Island Grill 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 850-206-3156 Joe Stukey Computer Repair in Your Home Sunday ServicesBeach News To Go ... new mobile version Blue Sky Gift Shoppe3479 Gulf Breeze Pkwy 850-932-7100 Tiger Plaza Next to Sonic June has traditionally been considered the month for weddings, however, on Pensacola Beach nearly any month is a good time for getting married. An increasing number of brides and grooms are making that decision, and thats what Lucie and Radek thought when they scheduled their wedding for this summer. They came all the way from the Czech Republic to be married on our beautiful beach. With the brides mother from Prague and brother from Washington, D.C., in attendance, along with some friends, they exchanged weddings vows on the white sands of at Gulf Power in Pensacola, since CEZ encompasses generation, trading, and distribution of power and heat, as well as coal mining. The bride, Lucie, is an attorney in the Czech Republic. Pensacolas Oldest Name in Retail Downtown since 191036 E. Garden Street Pensacola 850-438-1628 www.rcaamall.comREYNALDSCollectibles & Antique Mall Furniture Art Glassware Dishes Lamps & more Covenant Hospice, along with top sponsors Brown Helicopter, Pensacola Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home, Wells Fargo and Dignity Memorial, is proud to present the 20th Annual Evening of Comedy -a gala-style event featuring a cocktail hour, sit-down family style dinner, live and silent auctions, prize drawing, photo booth, theme-related activities and comedic entertainment by stand-up comedian, Henry Cho. This years event promises a great time and lots of laughs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, August 22 at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf credits include appearances on NBCs The Tonight Show, CBSs The Late, Late, Show, and NBCs Young Comedians Special Tickets are available for $75 per person; tables of ten are available for $750 and tables of twelve may be purchased for $900. Dress will be business and cocktail attire. Laughter truly is the best medicine. Proceeds from the Evening of Comedy support Covenant Hospices mission to add life to days when days no longer can be added to life. For tickets, sponsorships, donation to the auction or more information, contact the Development Department, at 850-438-9714.Comedy Night Fills Hilton With Laughter


PAGE 8 Island Times July 22, 2014 The Lizzards Tongue... A few weeks ago, I found myself sitting in the waiting area at Bob Tyler Toyota with only two things on my mind: (1) How much is this "oil change" going to cost me; and (2) Did I bring enough reading material to productively pass the time? Well before I knew it, I was having to reign in my magazine sprawl as I quickly became two well-seasoned Pensacola ladies. They quickly took note that I was reading "Threads," "Stitch," and "BurdaStyle" as they began to knit and crochet respectively. It wasn't too long until conversation began. "Do you knit? Crochet?"asked the younger of the two. "Oh, no ma'am. I just sew," I replied. "Quilts or clothes?" piped up the nonagenarian. She had already informed me that she was 94 and still driving. "Clothes mainly," I said. But before I could stop myself, I started telling these two lovely ladies the story of my quilt that to stitch together my tale. I really wasn't in any hurry and with great interest they listened. They had even put down their yarn work. It all began 24 years ago when I purchased this "totally rad" fabric from a boutique like sewing store in Southern California. The nine yards of spicy brown mustard yellow with multi-color surfboards cloth caught my attention and I was determined to someday to turn even managed to evade every "get rid of pile" and traveled to every military installation that my husband was stationed. "Your husband. What service was he in?" "Marine Corps, recently retired." "Ground or air?" "He was a pilot." "An aviator, young lady. Well, my husband was a Naval Aviator, too. Flew during World War II. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him. And what did The questions continued just as quickly as they could knit pearl or chain another row. As if on some kind of game show rapid full bird, lots of jewelry, seven times, about every three years, answer of all, yes, the quilt is for him. I explained to my new friends that the pace of my life had slowed down somewhat since moving home to Pensacola Beach and I embarked on what I thought would be an easy project. I had easily created and sewn the quilt panels, pieced the front, batting and back together, and was now in the process of quilting each surfboard -all 1000 of them. Then I confessed sheepishly that my original plan of attack was to dates that had passed: Valentine's Day, the Colonel's 50th Birthday, Father's Day. A little defeated, I had to admit, it wasn't looking too good for our Wedding Anniversary or Christmas. "That's mighty ambitious," one said. "She's a Marine wife," countered the other, as they both laughed. I just sat there waiting for the "Bless your little heart," but it never came. Instead, they offered their support, shared any tips they could remember about quilting, and suggested I join the Pensacola Quilter's Guild. "I don't really quilt that often, but one of my dearest friends does and she's a master. Let me give you her number." "How about I give you my number and if she wants to, maybe she would call me?" Well, I had barely made the drive from north Pensacola back to the beach when my cell phone rang. "Liz, this is Bernie. You met my dear friend at the car dealer ship today and I understand you are a quilter." Once I dispelled the myth that I was a quilter, we chatted for awhile. Against my better judgment, I found myself agreeing to attend a Pensacola Quilter's Guild meeting. In all honesty, I was sitting in a parked car in my driveway in 90 degree temperatures. I was three droplets of sweat away from agreeing to give her my beloved fabric. And so I drove to town on the last Thursday morning of the month. I walked into the auditorium at the Bayview Senior men of all ages laughing, talking, and best of all, sharing their latest quilted creations. Feeling to leave; but then Bernie arrived. As she took my hand and gave me a big hug, it was at that precise moment that I realized this group was more about comradeship than quilts. For two hours, I sipped my coffee and enjoyed pastries while listening to the tale of each quilt being displayed. One told the story of a daughter from childhood to college graduation. Others pieced together hours of love for children being raised in foster care. And some could have art in any museum. I left that meeting as a mem ber of the Pensacola Quilter's Guild and now I invite quilters of all levels to join ( Who knows, maybe you will be attending the meeting where I stand up at the version of my quilt story. Until next time...


PAGE 9 Island Times July 22, 2014 Did you see me in IT? Photo gallery online at Nicely appointed 2BR/2BA unit in Baywatch with excellent sound views. Sold Furnished. $199,000 MLS #458415 Chante Nichole Sanders was a top contender in the Red, White and Blue bikini contest at Bamboo Willies, July 5. The contestants were vying for cash prizes and a chance to be featured in a swimwear models calendar. Beach Hosts AHERO EventsRetired Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Dave Glassman is coordinating the AHERO Warrior Hook Up Weekend on Pensacola Beach, August 14-17. The Americas Heroes Enjoying Recreation Outdoors (A HERO) Foundations purpose is to serve Americas wounded veterans by providing fellowship and mentoring opportunities through outdoor recreational activities. A HERO will provide a supportive environment enabling veterans to continue the healing process, so they can focus on their future and reconcile the traumatic events of their past in a healthy and constructive environment. Warrior Hook Up participants will enjoy a day of fishing aboard the Entertainer, August 15, a banquet and fish fry at the Beach Elks Lodge, August 16 in addition to activities at the FloraBama and Intermission. A custom motorcycle will be raffled off to help defray costs of the Warrior Hook Up Weekend. Volunteers and donations are still needed, said Glassman. Sponsorships and fundraising are ongoing with the goal of $13,500 to off-set this years travel and event expenses with approximately $6,000 raised or pledge as of today. For more information or to make a donation, call Glassman at 850-449-4023.


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PAGE 11 Island Times July 22, 2014SURFS UPPensacola Beach welcomed surfing celebrities July 16. Innerlight owners and local surfers carved up a few waves with Fox Surf Team Pros Chippa Wilson and Damien Hobgood. IMPORTANT WINCongrats to Laura Allen Casino Beach Bar and Grill Facebook contest. She was treated to a VIP experience during the Blue Angels Air Show. Join em for a Locals Appreciation, Aug. 3 from noon to 3 p.m.LANDED HEREBig Muddy played and hundreds of boats paraded past diners at The Grand Marlin after the Air Show. Chef Gregg served plates heaped with ribs, watermelon salad and homemade potato chips. Good encore to a great weekend.CRAFT YOUR CRAFTAre you designing your Anything That Floats entry? Think light and fast or you will end up winning the Best Sinker prize. Races begin at 2 p.m. August 31 on the beach behind Bamboo Willies. Its thirty bucks per team to enter and the entire entry fee is donated to the Beach Chamber. EXPO SETThe 25th Annual Gulf Breeze Business and Family Expo will be Friday and Saturday, September 12-13. Regular registration is now open for businesses who wish to show. GulfBreeze for more info or to download registration forms.DOCS AWARDDr. James R. Andrews, or thopaedic sports pioneer, was presented, with the 2014 Robert E. Leach Mr. Sports Medicine award during the American Or thopaedic Society for Sports Medicines Annual Meeting in Seattle, July 12. This prestigious award is given annually to honor contribution to the world of sports medicine.HIGH SALESKaren Cooks Krewe of Bananimals set a new water sales record under the Chambers vendor tent and ran out of bottled water at 1 p.m. on Air Show day. The BusinessBuzzproceeds from the sales, which amounted to over $1,300 are donated to Santa Rosa Kids House. SOLD OUTPensacola Beach Chamber President Nicole Stacey an nounced that the September 19 ticketed Evening with Carla Hall has sold out. There are no longer any seats available, but do not worry. The popular celebrity chef will entertain and cook at Taste of the Beach, Saturday, September 20 beginning at 1 p.m. Hall will sign autographs from 2 -3 p.m. She will also serve as a judge of the Island Times How Sweet IT Is Dessert Contest Finals at 3 p.m. STYLIN UPS STOREWally and Linda at the Gulf Breeze UPS Store have remodeled and are ready to show off the stylish new interior to old and new customers. New store, same great customer service. Stop by to see them a few miles from the beach just north of the Gulf Breeze High School baseball stadium. FULL SCHOOL Pensacola Beach Elementary School Principal Jeff Castleberry of school, August 18. Currently, there are a total of 142 applicants which includes Returning OnIsland, New On-Island, Returning Off-Island and New Off-Island potential students. Not all the applicants will be accepted because of limited space and staff. Class size goals as outlined in the Enrollment Policy are 22 students 24 students max in second and TAX HOLIDAY Beginning just after midnight on Friday, August 1 the Back to School Sales Tax Holiday will last for three days and end at midnight on Sunday, August 3. Throughout this weekend any clothing, shoes, dividual price less than $100 can be purchased without any Florida sales tax or local option tax. Also included under the umbrella of this tax holiday are purchases of school supplies under $15 for individual items. Another added computers and some computer holiday does not apply on any computers or related items bought for a purpose other than noncommercial home or personal use. For more information about the tax holiday visit http://dor. TAKE A SHOT The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County reminds parents to protect their childrens health and prepare them to return to school. In Escambia County children entering the seventh grade are required to receive the tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine. BOARD MEETS Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board meeting is set for Monday, August 28 at 6 p.m. at the school. The meetings are open to the public. CALENDAR THIS August 18: School Begins Sept. 1 : Labor Day Holiday Sept. 10: Early Release


Island Times July 22, 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 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 Free Gift w/orders over $40Order by phone or online FREE DeliverySusan Haselton-Barr 850-934-3865Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant Burnout? Let a professional help!Do you remember a magical moment in your life? Some people say theyve had many while others cock their head to the side and say, What do you mean? Magical moments may occur on a grand scale or be very small and personal, but they are always unforgettable and sometimes result in life changes. One of my magical moments happened the first time I crossed over the Pensacola Bay Bridge. It was a breathtaking morning on the coast with high wispy clouds sweeping across a light blue sky. Sunlight danced on the water at just the precise angle to transform the Bay into an expanse of sparkling diamonds as far as I could see. Continuing south, I was probably halfway across the Bob Sikes Bridge, looking down on the panoramic splendor of the island for the very first time when something began shifting in my heart, recalibrating, assuring me without doubt that this place was home. This was the place for which Id long been looking. Shortly after making the move to Pensacola Beach another magical moment changed my life. It was the first time I witnessed sea turtle hatchlings emerge from their nest and march into the Gulf of Mexico. Almost all of the sea turtles in our area are night-nesters and night-hatchers, so it seemed like a miracle in itself to have stumbled upon this amazing event. I watched as one tiny nose broke through the sand, then a flipper, then a still-soft carapace, and finally climb its way to the surface. I briefly glanced up to see joy and awe in each face witnessing this incredible passage as dozens of tiny sea turtles gushed from beneath the sand, up toward the night sky, and raced to the sea. I continued to become more captivated by sea turtles and the following year I was surprised when a position opened for me to become a volunteer sea turtle patroller for Gulf Islands National Seashore. It was there I learned more about the solemn situation of our marine turtles, all of which are threatened or endangered. In the past few years I have come to realize it will take each of us, whether we live here or visit here, to help them survive. Many of you reading this column dont realize the difference you are already making. There are volunteers who help patrol various sections all along the coast of Florida looking for tracks of sea turtles which come ashore to nest and more who help nest-sit into the wee hours of hot, humid summer nights, slapping at hungry mosquitoes while nervously ignoring strange night sounds or watching a storm roll in. There are people I have come to know who walk the beach nearly every day picking up trash to keep it out of both the Gulf and the stomachs of sea turtles who mistake plastic for jellyfish. Each of you make a huge difference. There are individuals who have learned that tents, beach chairs and beach toys/floats left on the beach at night discourages female sea turtles from coming in to nest on their birth beach, so now they are making changes and trying to help. There are folks who have fun digging deep holes on the beach, but gladly fill them in when they leave once they discover sea turtles can get trapped in the holes and die of dehydration or a broken neck. There are fishermen and women who are careful to pick up broken fishing line or hooks and people on the pier who have joined the new Pier Initiative to safely unhook sea turtles which are sometimes accidently caught. Your willingness to help us makes a huge difference. Sometimes it is simply the smile on your face, your attitude and your willingness to share information, or the passion others see in your heart for sea turtles or shore birds that can make a tremendous difference. To each of you who are willing to make changes, YOU make a difference! Until next time, Lights Out! Nest Update for Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore as of July 15, 2014: Perdido Key GINS 10 Pensacola Beach 7 Ft. Pickens GINS 5 Santa Rosa GINS 8Villa Sabines Chrissy and Mike Cook cruised the Danube River celebrating her June birthday and their forty-ninth wedding anniversary, dapest Hungary.


Island Times PAGE 13 July 22, 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 July 22, 2014 CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL 32562. Calendar 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 VIllas on the Gulf. 2 bedrooms/2 baths. Gulf front condominium complex. $160,000. Garage, balcony, pool. MLS #462313 Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850748-0865 Gulf Breeze Proper. This lovely remodeled Gulf Breeze home has it all! Cathedral ceiling family room and built in wet bar looks over expansive, lush backyard with gunite pool, tennis court, and Hotsprings Spa. The 30X30 detached heated and cooled garage/workshop with 1/2 bath could be converted to a guest/mother-in-law suite. 3207 SF; 4/4.5. $569,000. Call Linda Murphy, Keller Williams Realty 850-7480865 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 $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. Check out my website for additional residential lot listings. www.denrem. com. Dennis Remesch, Re/Max on Real Estate For Sale 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. Two bedroom two bathroom townhouse located one block from the beach. $169,000 Call Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Resort Realty 850-377-3145. Waterfront townhome located on Little Sabine, upgraded and has great views. $334,900 Call Jeremy Johnson, Levin Rinke Resort Realty 850-377-3145. JULY 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: Star Gaze Ft Pickens. Dusk. $8 to enter Fort. No charge for event. 27:Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 27: Country Sunday Boardwalk, 4 pm 29: Beach Chamber Member Meeting, The Upper Room at Innerlight. 8:30 am. Call 932-1500 for guest pass. 29: Beach Chamber Business After Hours, 5:30 pm, Hemingways. Guests welcome. Call 932-1500. 29: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 31: Ladies Triathlon, Portofino, AUGUST 1: Star Gaze Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Weather Permitting. No charge for event. Also, Aug. 2 2; Bushwacker 5K. Captn Fun Runners. 2: Race for the Roses, Pensacola Beach Yacht Club. All ladies sailing regatta. 3: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 5: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 10: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 12: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 13: Santa Rosa Island Authority Volunteer Are you a dirty dog? Pensacola Humane Society Doggie Bathe In Schedule. Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. August 16, September 20, October 18. Bring your own towels. Prices start at $7. 5 North Q St, Pensacola, 32505. I found her I oyster to marry meEm Aye Finrider Pets Leashed pets are welcome along the bike path and in the 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. Dogs are NOT allowed on any other part of the beach. Clean up after your pet. Please leave only your pawprints. Meeting, 5 pm. #1 Via de Luna, Open to the Public. 14: Sunset Tri, 15: AHERO. Thru August 17. Fishing aboard the Entertainer 17: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 18: First Day of School Pensacola Beach Elementary. Drivers Use Caution. 19: Hospitality Roundtable, Hilton, 11:30 am 19: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm 21: Sunset Tri Relay, 22: Star Gaze, Ft. Pickens. 23: Corn Hole Championship, Bamboo Willies. 24: Mere Mortals triathlon training group. 6 a.m. 25: Fee Free Ft Pickens 26: Beach Chamber Meeting, 8:30 a.m. Hampton Inn. Business After Hours, 5:30 at The Grand Marlin. Island Times Dessert Contest, The Grand Marlin, 6 pm 26: Bands on the Beach. Gulfside Pavilion. 7-9 pm NAME:_____________________________________________________ ADDRESS: _________________________________________________ CITY: ________________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ___________Island Times delivers Beach News in any way you choose to receive it available online and on your mobile device all the time at Send $32 to get yours by mail Shelley Ink PO Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562-0844Be 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. Are you looking for an interesting souvenir or just the right finishing touch to your condo or beach house? We have antiques, collectibles, furniture, art, glassware, dishes, lamps and more. Pensacolas oldest name in retail. We have been downtown since 1910. Reynaulds, 36 E. Gadsen St. Call for easy directions from the Beach. 850-438-1628. For Sale


Island Times PAGE 15 July 22, 2014 Seeing Stars ... this weeks horoscopes 850-982-8300 Dione Dunn Realtor Located a few steps from the Gulf of Mexico. Pensacola Beach Townhouse MLS#465562 ITwo bedrooms /1.5 baths. Living Room, Kitchen, Covered Parking. Additional Storage. Sunset Views from the Deck. $215,000 Sunrise and Sunset with Safari-SuJambo (Hello) Everybody! Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive, that song has been playing in my head for weeks. I assumed this song was from the movie Jungle Book and Baloo the Bear sang it. After much research, I came to the conclusion I was wrong. I guess this is how rumors start. I could have sworn that Baloo the Bear was the gifted singer. However Baloo sang Bare Necessities. My grandchildren were here visiting a few weeks ago. I marveled at the constant joy they found in every little adventure they encountered during the day. Makenzie and Emily accentuated the positive and brought smiles to my face. This song just emotes the power of positive thinking. Lets make this simple and I will clarify. I am not just talking about plain old positivity. I am talking about the times have you been around someone who is cheerful, positive, friendly and genuinely complimentary of people. It felt really good spending time being around this person. Right? The vast majority of these people are incredibly optimistic and upbeat. Not surprisingly, they always accentuate the positive. Back to the grandchildren. We were walking around the block and Makenzie noticed a rainbow in the sky. The discovery brought incredible delight to her tiny body. We proceeded to march inside to recreate Makenzie asked my daughter Ashley and me the order and colors of the rainbow. Thank God for Goggle search. To help my readers they are as follows: Red, Mensa in our midst, a mnemonic Vain. We completed the Makenzie Masterpiece, which is hanging proudly in my gallery. Next time you are Rainbow Hunting may I suggest a family friendly bug spray recipe: Mosquito Repellent Combine in a 16 oz bottle: 15 drops lavender oil (Please make sure it is truly an Essential Oil. Cheaper versions are not actually Lavender and will possible sting or could cause skin irritation. I recommend Young Living Essential Oils) 3/4 Tbsp of vanilla extract 1/4 Cup lemon juice. Fill bottle with water. Shake. Ready to use. This song, Accentuate The Positive, was published in 1944. 70 years later it is still putting smiles on faces. Friendship, love, teamwork, caring for others We all want to know about the inherent goodness of human nature. It is all around you. Quahari (Until we meet again)ARIES (March 21 to April admirable. But you might want to be more tactful in discussing a sensitive issue with a family member. without giving offense. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) An unexpected workplace snag should be handled quickly you time for family get-togethers. Also, you might soon get that long-sought apology. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Aspects favor family matters, especially where children might be involved. Spending time with loved ones helps restore some much-needed balance to your typically busy schedule. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) That seemingly clear-cut agreement might not be quite so straightforward after all. Recheck for language that could make you liable for hidden costs and other unpleasant surprises. Careful, Kitty. Better to deal with someone with proven reliability than with a big talker who promlife really zings this weekend. skills are at peak performance levels both in helping to staff workplace teams for upcoming projects and for bringing people together on a more personal basis. ing some progress with your new venture. But be prepared for it to continue at a slower pace than you're used to. Meanwhile, a loved one could be preparing a surprise. November 21) A family member's success pulls you into the spotlight as well. Enjoy it, but don't let it overshadow or otherwise obstruct what you're doing with your own creative projects. SAGITTARIUS (November 22 to December 21) Using what you already know might not be quite enough to get a proposed project off the ground. Look for any new information that might help tilt the scales in your favor. to January 19) Good news: While a changing workplace environment can be daunting for some, it could be the challenge you've been hoping for. If so, confront AQUARIUS (January 20 to February 18) It's a good time to recheck travel arrangements for any changes that could work to your advantage. Aspects also favor strengthening and restoring old, fraying relationships. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Using your intuitive reasoning helps you cut right through the double-talk and go straight to what's really going on around you. Stay the course until all your questions are answered. By Susan Haselton-Barr 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 SUMMER SPECIALS Buffalo Bleu Burger... quarter pounder toppped with chicken strips, bleu cheese and buffalo sauce New Hours...Open at 10 am daily. Til 10 pm Sun-Thurs & 11 pm Fri-Sat. Indoor & Outdoor Dining We are family and pet friendlyWhen a storm threatens Escambia County, Pensacola Beach prepare now. Develop a disaster plan, have supplies readily available of food and water for each member of your family and pets. Take important documents with you when you leave the beach. Be prepared to stay away from your home for at least a few days. Evacuation plans should include safe accommodations for pets as well. Make advance plans with friends, well-inland boarding facilities or as a last resort pet-friendly shelter for dogs and cats only. There is limited space at the pet-friendly shelter and preregistration is required. For details and requirements for pet shelters, please visit http:// pre-registrationPrepare Storm Plans Prior To Evacuation Order


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PAGE 17 Island Times July 22, 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 Nan Harper, Pensacola Sister Cities International President and Pensacola Beach resident traveled to Spain to celebrate the Fourth of July. Her report follows: Wesley Odom, Governor of the Pensacola Chapter of Granaderos y Damas de Glvez shown here with Yolanda Fuentes Bustamente. Both participated in the re-enactment of the Land Battle of Pensacola which lasted 63 days on land after General Glvez led the Spanish Navy past the British outpost on Pensacola Harbor in 1781. Odom is dressed in the uniform of the Spanish Louisiana Regiment. Bustamente is wearing the period dress of ladies of the society. Honorary Spanish Vice Consul Mara Davis, as an honored guest, presented the Proclamation declaring General Bernardo de Glvez Honorary Citizen of Pensacola on behalf of Mayor Ashton Hayward and raised the Spanish victory which makes the honor so much greater.] of books, includMannered Assassin, and others. Pensacola Sister Cities International President Nan Harper presented a replica of the Macharaviaya-Pensacola Sister Cities Plaque to Macharaviaya Mayor Antonio Campos on behalf of Pensacola Sister Cities. Locals Celebrate El Cuatro De Julio In Spain Yolanda Fuentes Bustamente and Wesley Odom Brad Morrison, center, of Atlanta blazed the trail for Sandshaker aquarium from Cassie Lane, left, and bartender Julie Scarberry at the Watermelon Suck Off, July 5 at the were in the watermelon patch when the photo was snapped. Water Logged Transponders Flood County With Problems Countys Cheryl Messier could not save the stock of vehicle transponders after the April 29 So, residents and visitors who for the transponder were forced to pay the one dollar toll, each time they arrived on Pensacola Beach. For some new residents, transponders allow drivers to through December 31. be readily replaced, so a sticker was to be made available midCounty was contacting those who had signed up on the waiting list to purchase the annual pass and have it applied to their vehicle. pass is located at #1 Via de Luna, inside the Santa Rosa Island Authority building.


PAGE 18 Island Times July 22, 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 Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun 850-324-2667 Monday: Sandshaker, 7 Tuesday: Sabine Sandbar, 7 Wednesday: The Islander Lounge, 7 Thursday: Paddy OLearys, 7Peachtree Report The Peachtree 10K Road Race in Atlanta has a distinguished 45-year history and a well-deserved reputation as one of the best running events in the United States. It began in 1970 is one of the very largest races in the world. Many of those original course annually. Three fellow runners and I drove to Atlanta on the day before the race. The long trip we were on the outskirts of the city. We stopped at Turner Field to get tickets for the Braves and the Expo. Packet Pickup worked have to enter a lottery to be able to actually get accepted into the years. There are professional thousands of runners and hundreds of vendors for a while and then drove to our hotel in into a crowded restaurant for dinner and then walked across back at our hotel. elated. At the start of the week the prediction was for high 80s and low 90s by the end of the Street and then turned north on Peachtree Street. Buckhead years. We were in the buildings shadows and could hear the race the race. There were runners on the streets in every direction as far as we could see. We separated into our respective corrals and after about and then all started jogging. GPS and concentrated on not getting knocked down. The course thought everyone was probably too excited and I pulled over to the left side of the street where it was less crowded. I tried to tain the pace I had planned. downhill which is stressful on any braking action and take the notable physical characteristic. thousands of spectators along the going uphill and started suffering and people shouting encouragepital. This signals the start of a rolling stretch of the course that Street and take a 90-degree left I was excited and tried gathering end. I passed The Flying Biscuit patrons settling in for brunch. I Barricades line the streets the spectators and the noise is deafening as theyre all shoutwith thousands of runners and your way through any stragglers people would actually cross the Finish line. The post-race party is antiTheres a band. Its hot. Theres and head back to Buckhead for Meet Celebrity Chef Carla Hall Sept. 20 Pensacola Beach Yacht Club hosted the Patriots Regatta July 5 in Santa Rosa Sound. The Blade Formula 16 with the American Flag on the sail was manned by Andrew McMillian and Jim Baus. They earned second place. Winners were Tom Whitehurst and Savannah Baus on a Nacra Formula 17. Run For A Bushwacker Beach at the Bushwacker 5K. The be in their usual wild tropical out water to the contestants. The route is a point to point through the Tall Pine Trail neighborhood to the Bob Sikes Bridge. Entry fee is $25 until July Online registration is available Late registration is at Running Florida.


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