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Christian Surfers Host Family Beach Fest May 25 -

Read about the entire event on pages one and two of the May 14 edition. https://indd.adobe.com/view/e621bd15-2fc2-4e4d-87d8-e6183d4084e3

 
County Leaders Punt, Ordinance Comes to SRIA -

Escambia County Board of Commissioners expect the SRIA to draft an ordinance mirroring the non-binding referendum. Read more on Page 5. https://indd.adobe.com/view/e621bd15-2fc2-4e4d-87d8-e6183d4084e3

 
Make a Coco-Cola Cake -

The recipe is on page 6 of the May 14 edition. Get baking! https://indd.adobe.com/view/e621bd15-2fc2-4e4d-87d8-e6183d4084e3

 
Portions of Bob Sikes fishing pier reopen -
The Bob Sikes South Pier is open with the exception of the last 100 feet, and the Bob Sikes North Pier is open with the exception of the last 725 feet. The closed sections of the Bob Sikes Fishing Pier will be indicated with barriers, and will remain closed until further notice.

 
200 Pound Swordfish Landed by Local Anglers -

Fishing columnist Terry McKamey reports the fine catch along with the Sheepshead Tourney results. Turn to page 19 for more. https://indd.adobe.com/view/e621bd15-2fc2-4e4d-87d8-e6183d4084e3

 
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Recent Articles

  • Support for Seadog Articled last year
    Longtime Beach resident, entertainer, teacher, comedian, server, surfer - - character - is battling cancer. His friends are hosting a fundraiser at Paradise, March 8, to help with the bills.
  • Gowens Park Gets Upgrades Articled last year
    New playground equipment installed. Water feature and Basketball court rehab to follow
  • Lifeguards Get New Trucks Articled 3 years ago
    Pete Moore of Pete Moore Chevrolet to donate two Chevy Colorado trucks to the Beach's lifeguard
  • Today is Jane Waters Day Articled 3 years ago
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    Lighted Boat Parade and Surfing Santa Beach Parade kick off Santa Rosa Island's holiday events

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Escambia County Sheriff’s Office Non-Emergency Dispatcher: 850-436-9620 (9-1-1 for emergencies)
Animal Control Pensacola Beach: 850-595-0097
Santa Rosa Island Authority: 850-932-2257 (Report unpermitted construction to Developmental Services) Stranded or disoriented turtle on the beach: 1-888-404-3922, #FWC or *FWC


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May 16: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org

May 16: Clean Water Paddle Series, 6 p.m. Bring your board, kayak. Shaka Bar.  Healthy Gulf on Facebook or 850-687-9968 or christian@healthygulf.org
May 16: Hot Rods in Paradise. Thru May 18. 21 Via de Luna. ParadiseBar-grill.com
May 18: Leftover  4 Mile Run, 8 a.m. Gulfside Pavilion. After Party at Crab’s on the Beach. https://www.facebook.com/leftover4miler/
May 18: Import Rally 2019, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Casino Beach. www.ImportRally.com
May 18: Art in the Park, Fort Pickens. 11-2 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/402984050547310/
May 18: Hands Across the Sand, Gulfside Pavilion, 5-7 p.m. 850-687-9968 or christian@healthygulf.org
May 18: Cornhole Contest, Casino Beach Bar, all day.
May 18: Viking Mystics Beach Bash, Islander Lounge, 6-10 p.m. Music, food, fundraising for krewe charity.
May 19: Brunch and Bubbles at Portofino Island Restort, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to benefit the Gulf Coast Kids House. Tickets www.GulfCoastKidsHouse.org or 850-595-5800.
May 21: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
May 22: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. Committee Meeting. Agenda available www.sria-fla.com
May 23: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
May 23-27: Memorial Weekend Pensacola, johnnychisholm.com Parking Lots east of beach; 29/29.1/29.5
May 24: Trolley Service begins. Free, daily 4 p.m. to midnight
May 24: Trivia Night, Pensacola Beach Church, Avenida 18 and Via de Luna. 6 p.m. Open to all. $12.50 fee, bring your own snacks.
May 25: Ocean Hour Clean Up, Sign in 8:45 at Park West Parking Lot. Ends at 10 a.m. facebook.com/oceanhourfl, volunteer@oceanhourfl.com, 850-450-1112
May 25: Family Beach Fest, Gulfside Pavilion. Food, Free Concert National bands Kutless, Disciple. Everyone is welcome. Hosted by Christian Surfers, 2-7 p.m.
May 26: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
May 26: Art Walk, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and Amphitheater, 11-6 p.m. No charge to browse.
May 26: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/
May 27: Memorial Day. Remember those who sacrificed all.
May 27: Beach Clean Up Park East, 4 to 6 p.m. Hosted by Keep Pensacola Beautiful.
May 28: Surf Camp, session one. Beachfront south of Crab’s. Sign up at Innerlightsurf.com
May 28: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
May 30: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
May 31: Last day of School at Pensacola Beach Elementary School.
June 1: Ocean Hour Clean Up, Sign in 8:45 at The Grand Marlin Parking Lot. Ends at 10 a.m. facebook.com/oceanhourfl, volunteer@oceanhourfl.com, 850-450-1112
June 1: Fiesta of Five Flags Boat Parade to Quietwater Pier. DeLuna Landing Ceremonies, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk Amphitheatre. 2 - 6 p.m. FiestaofFiveFlags.com
June 2: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
June 2: Wooly Booger Keep The Hurricanes Away This Season Bawl, 2 p.m. Paradise Bar and Grill. No charge, open to anyone who hates hurricanes and loves the beach. Bring a small good luck charm or token to give to Queen Shugah.
June 2: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/
June 3: Surf Camp. Beachfront south of Crab’s. Sign up at Innerlightsurf.com
June 4: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
June 6: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
June 7-8: Sidewalk Star Gaze, South of Gulfside Pavilion. Dusk. Hosted by Escambia Amateur Astronomers at No charge. Weather permitting.
June 7: Pensacola Community Ruck Begins 8 p.m. Gulfside Pavilion. Casino Beach to Fort Pickens. Ends June 8 at 11 a.m. Mako Athletics
June 8: Junior Lifeguard Tryouts, 7 a.m. Quietwater Beach. Swim/Run. Water Safety Deputy Chief Alexander Johnson at adjohnson@myescambia.com for information.
June 9: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
June 9: Art Walk, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and Amphitheater, 11-6 p.m. No charge to browse.
June 9: May 26: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/
June 10: Surf Camp. Beachfront south of Crab’s. Sign up at Innerlightsurf.com
June 11: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
June 12: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. Committee Meeting. Agenda available www.sria-fla.com
June 13: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
June 14: Fly your American Flag for Flag Day!
June 16: Happy Father’ Day
June 16: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
June 16: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/
June 17: Surf Camp. Beachfront south of Crab’s. Sign up at Innerlightsurf.com
June 18: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
June 20: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
June 21: First Day of Summer
June 22: Ocean Hour Clean Up, Sign in 8:45 at Boardwalk Amphitheater (the shell). Ends at 10 a.m. facebook.com/oceanhourfl, volunteer@oceanhourfl.com, 850-450-1112
June 22: Battle for the Paddle, Quietwater Boat Ramp. Paddleboard and other watercraft racing. Register at KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org
June 23: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
June 23: Art Walk, Pensacola Beach Boardwalk and Amphitheater, 11-6 p.m. No charge to browse.
June 23: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/
June 24: Surf Camp. Beachfront south of Crab’s. Sign up at Innerlightsurf.com
June 25: Bands on the Beach, free  concert series. Gulfside Pavilion, 7-9 p.m. Bring a chair, coolers ok. No pets or glass. VisitPensacolaBeach.com
June 26: Santa Rosa Island Authority Meeting, 5 p.m. Committee Meeting. Agenda available www.sria-fla.com
June 27: Tri Gulf Coast Open Water Swim in Santa Rosa Sound. Must be member. TriGulfCoast.org
June 29: Ocean Hour Clean Up, Sign in 8:45 at Fort Pickens (Lot 19A; Langdon Beach; Fishing Pier). Ends at 10 a.m. facebook.com/oceanhourfl, volunteer@oceanhourfl.com, 850-450-1112
June 30: Mere Mortals Triathlon Training Group. Each Sunday. Membership required. TriGulfCoast.com
June 30: Sunset Beach Yoga, 6 p.m. Behind Hilton. https://www.facebook.com/sunsetbeachyogapensacola/