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Editor’s Note my two cents on the subject

Kelly Oden Executive Editor I’ve often thought that I should have a side hustle as a realtor. I love houses and I often troll the MLS even though I’m not at all in the market for a new home. If a friend is looking for a house, you can bet I have a few suggestions for them, though. I’m always looking for new ways to discover that perfect house for one of my friends or family members, so I’m extremely excited for our new real estate section in Pensacola Magazine. “On the Market: A Real Estate Section” is your go-to place to find the hottest properties on the market, the best realtors to help you sell or buy, and informative articles about every aspect of the real estate market. I’d like to thank all of our fabulous advertisers who worked with us to make this premiere edition of the “On the Market” section such a success. Please support them any chance you get! I hope you enjoy reading it as much as we enjoyed putting it together. Take a peek at what’s available and how the market is faring—you never know, you might just find your dream home! I also love our Home and Garden edition because it allows me entry into some of the most fantastic homes in our community. This month’s cover story is likely my favorite home in all of Pensacola. Ashton and An Hayward have created a modern wonderland on Bayou Texar. The Hayward’s home is masterfully designed— think open floor plan, modern kitchen, soaring ceilings, a winding hardwood staircase, and floor to ceiling windows and doors that bring in tons of natural light and offer incredible views of the bayou. As if that’s not enough, the furniture and décor is the perfect blend

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of mid century modern, contemporary European and Southern living. Artwork ranging from modern to folk is perfectly placed, as are the many vintage glass pieces and smaller table top works. What’s great about the Hayward’s home is that as cool and gorgeous as it is, it’s clearly a family home, with playful and sweet personal touches all around. I loved touring it and learning more about Pensacola’s first family. I hope you enjoy reading about it, too. And if you are in the market for a luxurious, modern home on the bayou, the Hayward’s have recently decided to put theirs on the market, but be forewarned—when (not if ) I win the lottery, the house is mine! Also in this issue, you’ll get a glimpse into the six incredible gardens that made up the Pensacola Federation of Garden Club's annual Secret Garden Tour in May. We also feature some cool recipes from local chefs and a look at Robin and Lloyd Reshard’s plans for moving and saving the historic D’Alemberte House. Also, be sure to read about the life and art of Barbara Resler Weeks. Her story is fascinating and she has painted many historic homes and buildings in Pensacola. I hope you enjoy the issue. As always, please send comments, ideas or random musings to Kelly@ballingerpublishing.com.

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Captured Moments: The Art of Barbara Resler Weeks


Learn more about local artist Barbara Resler Weeks, who has been painting Pensacola for decades.

Pop Culture Meets the 18 Avant-Garde at the Pensacola Museum of Art The Pensacola Museum of Art offers two unique and engaging exhibitions that explore pop culture, literature, and the Avant-Garde.

History in Motion


The 130-year-old D’Alemberte House is set to find new life as it’s literally moved down the street. Owner Robin Reshard speaks on the history and the future of this piece of Pensacola history.



Secret Gardens


Cool Eats for a Hot Summer


Modern Living on the Bayou


Take a peek inside the gardens featured in the Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs recent Secret Gardens Tour.

Local chefs offer up some cool recipes for a delicious summer.

Take a peek inside Ashton and An Hayward's stunning, modern and sophisticated home on Bayou Texar.

In Every Issue Editor’s Letter 6 Page 10 10 Pensacola 12 Scene Play/Live/Give 43 Our Storied 48 Past

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On the Market: 67 A Real Estate Section Cover Photo by by Guy Stevens

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The 1960s were life changing for a lot of people, myself included. 1963 in particular. The events of that year were so monumental that you couldn’t help but absorb the sheer drama of it all and be shaped into something forever reminiscent of the era. In 1963 John Kennedy was assassinated, George Wallace became governor of Alabama, Martin Luther King was taking center stage in the fight for desegregation, Vietnam was ongoing and the Beatles invaded the US. Equally as important and every bit as impactful, something else happened that year in my own family. We lived in Montgomery, Alabama at the time (Have I mentioned how many times we visited the gravesite of Hank Williams? That local monument draw has only recently been surpassed by the number of times we have visited the National Museum of Naval Aviation.) Both of my parents come from large families and in the same tradition, they had five of us. I led the pack as the 10-year-old big sister and my baby brother was almost 2. What was this historic event? My dad graduated from college. He was the first one on either side of our family to do this, and he did it while working long hours as an engineer at IBM providing for my mother and all five of us kids. We were really proud of him in his cap and gown though we certainly didn’t fully grasp the significance until much later. The example he set is part of my very fiber of existence. The absolute importance of education can never be overstated. It’s not even that he had to get that degree for employment. The discipline required and the stretch intellectually that come with that accomplishment have far greater benefits than just the acquisition of a degree. The degree is in life and experience and is a testimonial to the commitment you make to meet standards of growth and excellence. All five of us graduated from institutions of higher learning. We learned the lesson he taught, with major support

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and sacrifice from my mother, to never make excuses. No time? No money? Too many other commitments? Ha. Happy Father’s Day, Dad. Thank you is not enough to say in appreciation for all you have done for us. Children’s Home Society held their 12th annual Soundside Splendor at Portofino Island Resort on a beautiful Sunday afternoon as guests gathered to benefit northwest Florida's kids and young adults. Mayor Ashton Hayward and his wife An served as honorary chairs. The wonderful event features local chefs who contribute amazing dishes to

Corbett Davis, Chef Irv Miller + Patrick Duplantis

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accompany the fine wines provided by Richard Liveakos. It is truly a culinary extravaganza. The magnificent setting at Portofino, steel drums, Anyday D.J tunes, and Brent Lane as auctioneer all made for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Chef Jim Shirley originally started the event and is still heavily involved in its success. Others attending included Cody and Boo Rawson; Mark Lee and Gary Michaels; Nels and Abby Offerdahl; Robert and Abbie Rinke; Roger and Raisa Webb; and Brooks and Elaine Davis. Duh continues to hold the record, in my book, for the coolest parties ever. Cinco De Mayo was no exception as owners Jim Rigsbee and Quinn

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Stinson brought in artist/designer Jan Barboglio for a party that could show other countries how to celebrate. Lively music and the best Tex-Mex food you have ever seen or tasted. David Penniman (Classic City Catering) is a catering genius. His food and the presentation are so phenomenal that you almost hate to eat something so beautiful. Almost. What a party. Art, food, handcrafted margaritas, music and shopping. A lovely combination. Ole! Susan Ragan; Jim Goldman; and Shirley Cronley were there for the fiesta. Congratulations on the creativity of Chad Henderson and Catalyst Real Estate and Development as they held an open house to show off their newly renovated space on the top floor of the Jefferson/Palafox Street Rhodes Building. They transformed the 1930s traditional office space into contemporary open workspace and it is spectacular. Dalryrmple Sallis Architecture along with Chad and his group designed the space. Blake Rushing catered the party with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Among the guests were Charlie Sherrill; Hank Gonzalez; Edie Mason; Ed Cronley; Andrew Rothfeder; Malcolm Ballinger; and Jim Reeves. Jackson’s Chef Irv Miller hosted a party at the Steakhouse to showcase dishes from his cookbook “Panhandle to Pan”. Guests enjoyed anecdotal stories from him as they dined on 5 courses, all featured in his book. Henry and Carmella Porter; Gordon and Jean Goodin; Patrick and Sharon Duplantis; Steve Gracik and Charlene Sanders; and Jim and Ann Neal were in attendance.

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Bernardo de Galvez Essay Contest Winner Brody Hills Each year Pensacola Sister Cities International sponsors a Bernardo de Gálvez Essay contest in an effort to further our local students’ appreciation of our city’s historic connection to Spain. Scholarship, historic accuracy, recounting the U.S. Honorary Citizenship which Galvez received and the resulting Sister City relationship with Macharaviaya, Spain, are among criteria upon which the essay is judged. Brody Hills fulfilled all the requirements and produced a delightful rendition of the impact of General Bernardo de Galvez’s leadership in winning the Battle of Pensacola in 1781. Brody is a 4th grade student at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. He was the recipient of the $100 award for his excellence in scholarship. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward and Mayor Antonio Campos of Macharaviaya, Spain, presented the award at the Sister Cities Gálvez Reception held May 10 at Artel Gallery. pensacola magazine | 13

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You may not recognize Barbara Resler Weeks’ name, but it’s very likely you’ve seen her work. Her paintings of Pensacola’s historic homes and landscapes hang in many local collections—in car dealerships, condo buildings, law offices and universities. Resler Weeks’ large body of work encompasses everything from watercolors of her beloved Pensacola and other cities she has visited to large scale abstract acrylics, genome inspired block prints, and portraits. Looking through the multiple stacks of her work you’ll encounter many familiar faces—hundreds of Pensacola’s most prominent and historic buildings, but you’ll also find some wonderful surprises hidden in the works that span decades. Born in a remodeled barn amidst the potato fields of West Hills, Long Island in 1929, just a stone’s throw from Walt Whitman’s birthplace, Resler Weeks grew up watching her Nana paint and was quickly captivated by the process. “Nana painted and she lived with us because her husband had divorced her in the late 1800s,” she remembers. “She had no way of making a living. She did lots of things, but mom and dad took care of her. I would just watch her painting, but she really got my interest going. I still have her easel in the back room.” Resler Weeks knew she wanted to be an artist from a young age and her father was very encouraging. “He had been 16 | pensacola magazine

brought up in Brooklyn and visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Brooklyn Museum frequently,” she says. “He always talked about the things that he had seen in those museums. And, of course, growing up there and going in with him on the weekends was an education. Even though it was the height of the Depression, he did have a good job. He worked in the Chrysler Building, which influenced my work. I remember his office was right above the gargoyles and I remember looking out at them. First I wrote a little story about dreaming that I flew away on one. That later influenced my husband to do a wonderful sculpture of a girl sitting on a gargoyle, which he eventually sold.”

Photo by Guy Stevens

Over the years, Resler Weeks has experimented with a variety of artistic styles and mediums. “Growing up in the 30s to 50s—this was the time of all the “isms”—expressionism, impressionism, hard edge, color studies—like Joseph Albers, the Bauhaus, etc… ,”she explains. “I experimented with both architectural design and painting. Jackson Pollock was a big influence on me. I remember seeing his work in the 40s before he showed at Betty Parsons. It was at a gallery in the Hamptons, were he lived.” Although she admired her Nana very much, seeing her struggle financially made Resler Weeks realize that she might need a career to fall back on. She was accepted


A collection of many notable Pensacola homes and structures painted by Barbara, often while working on the hood of her automobile.

into the architecture program at Syracuse University and her family sold their home in order to pay for college. While there, she met her late husband Roger Weeks who was also in the architecture program. The two met “across the drafting table”

many apartment buildings, the AAA building on Brent Lane and the “landing pad” for the UFO house on Pensacola Beach. Many of Weeks’ Pensacola paintings were done on her lunch breaks during these years. “I would take my

Resler Weeks obtained her Bachelor of Science in Art and her Masters in American History from the University of West Florida, where she taught art for about 10 years. “I don’t have a favorite piece or a favorite artist,” she explains. “After teaching art and art history for so long, from the Dordogne caves to today, there are so many interesting things being produced. I don’t think we should rule out anything. Just try to be encouraging. Art comes in so many different ways.” It’s important for Resler Weeks to give back as well. Off and on since the 1950s, she has been volunteering at the USO,

“In my own work, I try to make a statement of my individual observations. Watercolor can capture a moment, a flickering of light, a fragment of time or atmosphere with crispness and immediacy.” at a church function and were married in 1950. Although Resler Weeks remained registered in the school of architecture and continued to take classes, she never finished the program. After living in Fitchburg, Mass. for less than a year, the Weeks moved to Pensacola in 1952 and raised their three children here. Roger worked as an architect and eventually opened his own firm in the Thiesen building where Resler Weeks worked as a secretary/draftsperson. She also helped with design work and she fully designed the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base. Her husband worked on many homes and buildings in the Pensacola area including

lunch break and go out and paint. I drove around and I’d paint on the hood of the car—as you can imagine, it was a mess.” Painting has always been a natural extension of Resler Weeks' life. In Pensacola she was attracted to the historic architecture, but she and her husband painted all around the world on their many trips—everything from fields in Wisconsin to street scenes in Hamburg, Germany. They would paint what they saw—particularly the architecture. “We didn’t take too many pictures,” she says. “We’d just paint. It was so much fun. I sat on curbs and painted all over Europe.”

drawing portraits of the young service men and women. “I can’t cook,” she says. “I can’t sing or dance or perform, but I can draw. And they are so wonderful. You hear all kinds of stories and you learn so much from these young people. It’s really an education.” If you own a historic home in Pensacola, there is a good chance Barbara Resler Weeks has painted it. You’ll have a chance to view her works and meet the artist at Captured Moments: The Art of Barbara Resler Weeks, which will be held on June 26 from 5:30–8:30 pm at Lucy's in the Square. The show will feature many of Resler Weeks local paintings, which will also be for available for sale. pensacola magazine | 17

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Pop Culture meets the Avant-Garde at Pensacola Museum of Art This summer, be sure to check out the two unique and engaging exhibitions that opened last month at The Pensacola Museum of Art. One exhibit features the ever evolving art of sculpture through the use of LEGO bricks and features the work of NYC-based artist Sean Kenney. The other combines art and literature to showcase the various collaborative works of Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell. Amy Bowman-McElhone, the museum’s new director, describes the summer exhibitions as a variety of programming and content that connect with different audiences and communities ranging from explorations of pop culture to the abstract and emotive.

Piece by Piece Art with LEGO Bricks by Sean Kenney Through September 3 Piece by Piece, an exhibition of art with LEGO® Bricks by NYC-based artist Sean Kenney emphasizes the nostalgic play of childhood created with childhood toys. This interactive exhibition engages the subject matter and aesthetics of the everyday. Rubber ducks, robots, tricycles and bicycles all work together to bring childhood nostalgia back to life. “When you think about it,” says BowmanMcElhone, “a LEGO brick is the essence of creativity. From its basic rectangular form, everyone from a professional artist to children and hobbyists alike can manifest their creative vision. Furthermore LEGO bricks and the 18 | pensacola magazine

LEGO brand hold a special position in visual culture both as a staple toy for children and in relation to the brand’s growth into the world of adult LEGO subcultures and mainstream Hollywood films. As such, the LEGO brick as an artistic medium engenders a sense of play and nostalgia that connects with many visitors.” The content of the works in the exhibition attend to a variety of subjects that include sustainability and urban commuting; Claes Oldenburg-esque over-scaled pop cultural objects; and industrial design and abstract mosaics that pull from the artist’s own narrative as a designer. Kenney also depicts his journey from corporate designer to independent artist in a series of playful LEGO brick vignettes. Sean Kenney left his corporate career for this art form to become a “professional kid.” Quickly becoming The LEGO Company’s

biggest customer with almost 5 million LEGO bricks, he turned his hobby into a career. His work starts out as a sketch, and through engineering, design and creativity Kenney captures the more than just the shape of the original. The essence of the original piece is captured with LEGO bricks. The Piece by Piece exhibition features the work of and consists of playful sculptural and 2D works crafted with LEGO bricks. Accompanying the exhibition is an interactive LEGO maker-space, designed by UWF students and faculty that aims to engage visitors of all ages in the process of making by turning the gallery space into an activated lab for creativity.

Metaphor as Manifestation An Exhibition of Prints by Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell Through August 27 Metaphor as Manifestation is an exhibition of works by Jasper Johns (b. 1930) and Robert Motherwell (1915-1991), two very significant and well-known artists of the post-World War II and contemporary periods. The exhibition features prints produced in cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts between Motherwell and the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti (1902-1999); and Jasper Johns and the avant-garde novelist and poet Samuel Beckett (1906-1989.)

4 1. Sean Kenney, Success Story (detail), LEGO® brick 2. Installation view, Piece By Piece: Art with LEGO® Bricks by Sean Kenney 3. Robert Motherwell, Lamento Negro, lithograph, 1982-82 in the exhibition Metaphor as Manifestation: Jasper Johns and Robert Motherwell 4. Jasper Johns, Hatching Pattern, 1976, aquatint and drypoint

“These creative projects address war and the absurd and interrogate the intersections of visual and literary art forms,” says BowmanMcElhone. “The exhibition is part of Justin C. Baldwin’s personal collection, which has been assembled through travels, dealers, auctions and artists across the globe." The nineteen lithographs by Motherwell included in this exhibition are the artist’s response to a poem written in 1980 by Alberti to the artist. For Motherwell, the moral struggle embodied by the Spanish Civil War served as a central metaphor in his art. The civil war in Spain, which marked the beginning of an international struggle against Fascism, became a vehicle through which Motherwell explored the archetypal themes of freedom and loss. In 1976 the American Pop artist Jasper Johns produced his livre d’artiste (artist book), Foirades/Fizzles in collaboration with Beckett, the Irish-born avant-garde poet, novelist and playwright who lived in Paris and composed his verses in French. Beckett’s contribution to the project included five short stories, while Johns produced 33 etchings. The majority of Johns’ images are based on his painting Untitled, which includes many of the elements used in his etchings, such as hatching patterns, flagstones, body parts with casts, and slats. Johns’ images were not intended to illustrate Beckett’s five short stories, but rather to serve as the visual equivalent of the poet’s verse.

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n the corner of West Gregory and North DeVilliers Streets stands an inconspicuous green house, built in the style of a Gulf Coast cottage. Its simple façade belies its history—this house is over 130 years old and was set to be demolished a few months ago. However, thanks to the efforts of Robin Reshard and A Door Properties, the house will find a new life just a few blocks away. Called the D’Alemberte House after its original owner, the property was purchased in 2016 by A Door Properties for future development. “We saw the history of the building, and we offered to sell the house for the land value instead of bulldozing it,” said Steven Sebold, Property Acquisition Manager and Head of Design at A Door Properties. “Houses like this are a visual reminder of 20 | pensacola magazine

our presence,” said Reshard, a local historian and advocate for community projects in Pensacola, particularly around the BelmontDeVilliers neighborhood. “When people look at history, the thing most people see are houses. It tells a story about the people who lived in Belmont-DeVilliers.” After the John Sunday House was demolished in July of 2016, the city placed

a six-month moratorium on demolishing houses that were more than 100 years old. The permit to demolish the D’Alemberte House was granted despite its age due to records confusion. Despite the fact the house has records of sale and archival maps proving its existence as far back as 1885, property appraisers dated the structure to 1936—the year an addition was built onto the house. Reshard and her husband Lloyd Reshard approached A Door Properties with the intention of purchasing the property near the end of the moratorium, though they had been interested since last summer. “We ended up donating the property to the Reshards and also offered our demolition cost of $7,500 to help with the move,” said Sebold. The house was saved, and plans were made to move the home. A Door Properties still intends to build upon the land, so the entire house literally has to be moved—from its current location at 422 West Gregory Street to 418 North Coyle Street, only a few blocks northwest. The house is of a fairly typical design for the time it was built. It has a sprawling cottage layout with two bedrooms and two baths, with wide French doors inside and high ceilings. The ceilings themselves are covered in a goldcolored tin, and the bedrooms possess small fireplaces of their own. “We’re a bunch of neophytes, infants and newbies when it comes to this,” said Reshard, in reference to moving the house. “Luckily, we have a whole community supporting us that wants to see the move happen.” The actual process of moving requires a few steps. First, a foundation must be poured at the new location for the house to be set upon once it arrives there. Second, the addition that was built onto the home in the 30s must be removed, as it is not on the original foundation and it can easily fall apart in the move. After that, it is a matter of hoisting the nearly 3,000 square feet house onto a truck and slowly moving it to its new home. “People are welcome to come down and watch it be moved, maybe have an impromptu street party,” said Reshard. After the move, the house will be renovated to make sure it will stand the test of time. Following that, Reshard said they would have to wait and see what the house will be used for. “We’re going to let the spirits of the earth tell us. This house has many stories in it, and we want to honor that. We want to make this home another jewel in Belmont-DeVilliers,” she said. The D’Alemberte House has no move date as of yet, but permits for the move are being filed and completed. For more information on A Door Properties and their plans for the property, visit adoorproperty.com.

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Each year, the Pensacola Federation of Garden Clubs chooses six homeowners who open their beautiful gardens to the public for a weekend of inspiration and education. The Secret Gardens Tour presents six unique and beautiful private residential gardens, selected for their creativity, use of native plants, stunning garden features and interesting horticulture specimens. This year’s tour ran the weekend of May 20 and was very well attended. For those of you who couldn’t make it, Pensacola Magazine brings you the highlights of the six splendid gardens. This year’s tour offered splendid rose gardens, native landscaping, funky salvaged décor, and more. We hope it inspires you to go play in the dirt and to attend next year’s Secret Gardens Tour. »

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SECRET GARDENS Debbie and Stan Barnard The Barnard’s garden covers over 20 acres and uses salvaged Pensacola memorabilia in the design. Mature overhanging oaks reminiscent of an old southern plantation flank the driveway entrance. Raised vegetable gardens are uniquely framed by old concrete Pensacola street signs. The whimsically decorated potting shed, working barn and greenhouse are stocked with bromeliads and roofed with antique salvaged windows. An old church cross backs a private pet cemetery with an engraved arch. Two enormous church steeples, old brick pillars and a set of red brick stairs housing potted succulents create flow to help visitors navigate the property. An observation platform overlooks a tranquil pond that attracts ducks and a low-lying cypress swamp. A natural wonderland, the Barnard garden is certified by the National Wildlife Federation.

Bill Norman Bill Norman’s garden is maintained as a Naturalist garden. It boasts a koi pond with flowing waterfall and a greenhouse on site. Rocking chairs and benches offer resting spots around the pond. Several fruit trees, such as Ruby Red grapefruit, Naval orange, Key lime and Myer lemon adorn the landscape. There are many appealing features in

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this relaxed and relaxing butterflyfriendly garden. Almost everywhere there is some variety of milkweed for monarch butterflies. The Norman yard is focused on serenity and is a sanctuary for most critters who choose to visit them. They welcome the butterflies, birds, bees, snakes, turtles and almost anything else that chooses to visit, eat, drink, or rest with them.

SECRET GARDENS Glenn Schulman Glenn Schulman’s residential garden is resplendent with exhibition roses in raised beds. Glenn’s rose garden does not look like a typical garden. He grows roses to enter into competition at rose shows throughout the South. This stunning display of roses is a delight for all the senses. Over 12 expansive raised beds hold over 200 roses in every type and color.

Chip & Diane Frost The Frost’s garden can be found in a well-established neighborhood off of Scenic Highway. A large circular driveway holds a stunning and prominent water fountain. A riot of color results from roses, petunias, blue salvia, society garlic, verbena, agapanthus, begonias, and other plants surrounding the water feature. On the right side of the driveway stand two large Bradford pear trees and a cherry blossom tree, underlain by Cleyera japonica and Encore azaleas. Deep blue salvia line the east fence, along with numerous varieties of interest-catching multicolored foliage on the way into the backyard through the wrought iron gate. The back garden is expertly landscaped with a tremendous variety of horticulture. This acre of property also holds a workshop, a greenhouse, and a treehouse. The colors, variety, aromas, and natural sounds are sure to inspire and delight any garden lover!

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SECRET GARDENS Quint & Rishy Studer Rishy and Quint Studer’s gorgeous circa-1937 estate home boasts a completely renovated garden. Situated on Bayou Texar waterfront, it is just minutes from Pensacola Bay. Multiple stairways and landings offer shade and plenty of spots to sit and rest or to just enjoy the water view. The gentle slope of the property is covered with aromatic jasmine and several fragrant sweet olive trees. A beautiful waterfall feature tumbles into a small pond. Flanking the pond is a rock staircase, providing one way to ascend back up the slope to the main house. Mature olive trees, saucer sized leopard plants, and native oak leaf hydrangeas offer interest. An observation tower with spiral staircase allows those willing to climb a panoramic view of the bay. A brick outdoor fireplace, tranquil pool and pool house, boat dock with lift and kayak hut add functionality to the sophisticated setting.

Scott Brady & Chuck G. Lewis The goal for the owners of this East Hill residence is to create a traditional landscape of mainly indigenous plants in a residential neighborhood. Being named as the Residential Garden for the Longleaf Pine Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society means that they have succeeded. This garden, found south of Cervantes, features labeled Native plants that are best suited for the Pensacola climate. Plants include pollinators and butterfly attractors and are chosen for drought tolerance and low maintenance. Look closely, and the milkweed garden will be a caterpillar heaven. Replacement turf, such as perennial peanut is used in place of turf grasses. Native palmettos, varied rosemary shrubs, and a rare pink Titi tree frame the walkway and offer privacy to the homeowners. Redbuds and a gorgeous Japanese maple are statement specimens. A beautiful travertine walkway leads to the backyard pool and pool house where scattered pots hold kitchen herbs.

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Cool Eats for a Hot Summer COMPILED BY KELLY ODEN

While rich comfort food may be the goto meal of the fall and winter, summer’s high temperatures call for fare on the lighter side. Finger foods, simple salads, seafood and fruit are all great ways to beat the summer heat and avoid that too full feeling while spending the day in the sun. We’ve asked a few of our favorite local chefs for their musthave summer recipes and they’ve generously shared them with us and with our readers. We hope you try them all. Bon appetit!

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Ruby Red

Mignonette Chef Irv Miller Jackson’s Steakhouse How did mignonette become a sauce for oysters? That’s a question I have been asking for decades. It's certainly not one of the five French classic Mother sauces, and it’s not a traditional French cold sauce, but could be considered a relative of vinaigrette. The French translation and morphed American use of the word now often refers to anything small. The term mignonette can be found in the New Larousse Gastronomic (printed in English 1977) and is the French name given for coarsely ground pepper. For decades, the sauce has been touted as a tasty and vinegary accompaniment to raw oysters; but today and around the country it most often translates as a condiment usually made with minced shallots, cracked pepper, and vinegar.

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(Makes about 1½ cups) 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/3 cup raspberry vinegar 1/3 cup ruby red grapefruit juice 1 ruby red grapefruit, supreme and small chopped 2 tablespoons minced shallots Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Method: In a small mixing bowl, stir together the balsamic vinegar, raspberry vinegar, grapefruit juice, chopped grapefruit, and shallots. Taste, and adjust seasoning with pepper. Place in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving spoon sauce over chilled cocktail oysters, and serve right away. Note: For citrus, supreme refers to the meat of the fruit. The French slicing method in which the ends of the round fruit are cut enabling the fruit to sit flat, and then the peel is sliced away with a utility knife, separating the peel and pith, leaving only the pure fruit segments.


Beet & Sweet

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Potato Salad Jen Knight

End of the Line Café Put a refreshing twist on traditional potato salad by introducing beets and sweet potatoes. This colorful salad is extremely tasty, visually pleasing and very good for you. Beets are high in vitamin C, they help lower blood pressure and they support in detoxification—helping to purify your blood and liver. Sweet potatoes are a great source of B vitamins and iron, which helps to maintain a healthy immune system. They also contain magnesium, which has plenty of antistress and relaxation properties.

2 medium red beets 2 medium sweet potatoes 6 Yukon gold potatoes 3 tbsp. Celery, chopped ½ cup Yellow onion, chopped 2½ cup Vegenaise (or vegan mayo of choice) 3 tbsp. Dijon mustard 2 tbsp. Fresh cracked Pepper 1 tsp. Sea salt Method: Boil beets and potatoes about 20 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork. Cool completely. Peel the skin off of beets and sweet potato. Chop into 1-inch cubes. Combined with remaining ingredients and mix well.

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BBQ Shrimp Tacos

with Pineapple Sauce Kiley Manning The Magnolia BBQ Sauce 1 cup ketchup 1⁄2 cup dark beer 1⁄2 cup diced onion 1⁄4 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tbsp. dark brown sugar 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce 1 tsp. of your each onion powder and garlic powder Several dashes hot sauce or sriracha Olive oil Method: Sauté onion in 1 tsp. olive oil in small pot until translucent, then deglaze pan with dark beer, stirring continuously. Add all other ingredients. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer and continue to stir occasionally for 20 minutes. Allow to cool, store in airtight container.

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Pineapple Salsa

For Tacos

2 cups diced fresh pineapple, diced 2 medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped 3/4 cup chopped sweet onion 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar Salt & Pepper, to taste

8-10 white corn tortillas 1 tbs olive oil 1.5 lbs 20-25 quantity shrimp salt & pepper to taste 1 cup prepared BBQ sauce 1 cup prepared salsa

Method: In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Yield: 3-1/2 cups

Method: Season shrimp lightly with salt & pepper. Heat up frying pan, add oil, then shrimp and sauté until they turn pink, 4-6 minutes. Remove from heat, toss with barbeque sauce, set aside. Warm tortillas over flame on gas stove or on charcoal grill. To serve, arrange shrimp on tortilla, top with sprinkle of pineapple salsa and mixed greens, if desired.

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hen Ashton and An Hayward planned the design of their modern and airy home along beautiful Bayou Texar in East Hill, the two had several key elements in mind: an open floor plan, the use of natural light, and an effortless flow of indoor to outdoor living spaces. Their gorgeous 4,318 square-foot home is tucked into a peaceful cul-de-sac and offers waterfront views from every room and bathroom. Designed by nationally recognized architect, interior designer, and Cornell and Columbia graduate Alison Spear of New York, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom gem was created with modern functionality in mind. “For us it was all about no wasted space, so we really put a lot of thought into utilizing the space and the land,” An said. “We really wanted to do something that was us, so we started from scratch.” An and Ashton also note the many unique art pieces they’ve found together over the years—whether they’re in the form of a beautiful painting from Birmingham artists Jim Burnett and Clayton Colvin, or in a skillfully crafted drawing from the couple’s son Aiden, color and life adorn the walls of this stylish house. The couple’s chic style and modern way of living resonates throughout the open and inviting home, encouraging guests and visitors alike to take in the breezy views and warmly lit rooms, while enjoying all the amenities of the popular East Hill neighborhood.»

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Living Spaces The central living area encompasses the living room, dining area and kitchen into one shared open room with vaulted ceilings and a wall of floor to ceiling windows. Beautiful and crisp white tones run throughout the central space, accentuated by gorgeous pops of color in numerous paintings, upholstery, vintage glass pieces, and a richly shining midcentury modern credenza topped with inspiring art books. One of the home’s two Portuguese limestone fireplaces provides an additional focal point to the living area. A long and winding staircase made of Brazilian Walnut treads leads upstairs. The west side of the space opens 36 | pensacola magazine

up to the courtyard and pool, while the east side offers a sweeping panoramic balcony view of the bayou. “The real purpose of the home is to provide that real indoor/outdoor living and the functionality that comes along with it—that’s more of the way people want to live these days,” Ashton said. “With the pool positioned on the front of the house and the bayou on the east side, we can open the front and back doors for an open air flow throughout the entire space, which is great, especially if we’re entertaining. Guests and come in and out and utilize the entirety of the living space.”

Kitchen + Dining The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, sleek and modern oak cabinets, quartz countertops, a wine cooler and a wet bar, along with plenty of warm light from the surrounding windows on both the north and east walls.

“We always congregate in the kitchen, even if we have a party; everyone tends to go there first—it’s definitely a focal point of the house,” An said. “We did a playroom right off the kitchen—which could also be used an office or a library—so I was always able to have an eye on my son while I was in the kitchen.“ – An Hayward

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Bedrooms The three spacious bedrooms upstairs each feature contemporary high ceilings, views of the water, balcony and third floor deck space, walk-in closets and an abundance of natural light from the many windows. The master bedroom features the second Portuguese limestone fireplace, his–and–hers walk-in closets,

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dressing area, dual vanities, a marble tub, and a walk-in shower and water closet. Two additional bedrooms are located on the main floor, with easy access to the pool cabana bathroom, kitchen and living spaces.

Shower + Bath Lots of classic white subway tile, marble and modern light fixtures make up the majority of the home’s four spacious bathrooms. The downstairs guest bathroom also doubles as a pool cabana bathroom, opening up on one side directly into the courtyard and pool area, providing a quick stop for a shower after a swim. The additional bathrooms upstairs boast double sinks and vanities, hand crafted wood detailing, elegant lighting, chrome fixtures and gorgeous views of the bayou. The upstairs master bathroom also features a unique and beautiful painting by local artist, Sharon Cope, who uses Q-tips to paint each of her pieces.

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"With the pool positioned on the front of the house and the bay on the east side of the house, we can open the front and back doors for an open air flow through the whole house, which is great, especially if we’re entertaining. Guests can come in and out and utilize the whole open space. – Ashton Hayward

Ashton, Aiden and An Hayward

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Outdoor spaces As you arrive in front of the home, you're greeted by warm lights along the courtyard wall that spell out "home," in Morse code. Enter the home through the serene front courtyard, complete with a sparkling granite salt-water pool, complimented by cypress and Spanish cedar hardwood accents and cobalt blue glossy brick around the exterior of the house. Walk through the courtyard and into the home through two tall double glass doors leading into the open living space. Continue through to the east side of the house through another set of double glass doors, onto the lengthy modern deck space and soak in the panoramic view of the bayou. The home features two bayou facing decks and balconies, along with a third floor serving as the bottom landing patio, and a private dock.

Although the Haywards love this house and have enjoyed the beauty and functionality of it’s design for nine years, they have decided to put it on the market. If you are interested in viewing this property, contact: Gary Michaels The Mark Lee Team 850.972.2177 markleeteam.com

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Tips For Moving Day

AS MOST OF US KNOW FROM FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE, MOVING CAN BE ONE OF THE MOST STRESSFUL EXPERIENCES IN LIFE. IN FACT, MOVING IS HIGH ON THE LIST OF STRESSORS NEXT TO DIVORCE, DEATH OF A LOVED ONE AND JOB LOSS. THERE ARE MANY REASONS WE MOVE: A NEW JOB, A NICER OR BIGGER HOME, TO BE CLOSER TO LOVED ONES, OR EVEN OUT OF NECESSITY FROM A NATURAL DISASTER. WHETHER YOU’RE MOVING ACROSS TOWN OR ACROSS COUNTRY, THE ANTICIPATION OF PLANNING, PACKING, AND THE DISRUPTION OF YOUR ROUTINE IS ENOUGH TO MAKE ANYONE FEEL STRESSED. All of the prep work is done to protect our belongings and create a new “normal” as soon as possible. Although being prepared logistically is important, it’s also essential to consider the emotional toll a move can take. Patrina Sykes, a longtime Account Executive in the Gilmore Services Moving Division, has seen it all. “Moving can be a very stressful experience,” says Sykes. “When you move from a place where you created so many memories, it can be very emotional. You can help relieve the stress by allowing a professional team to pack your belongings, which will allow you to focus on other areas of your move. Moving is never an easy task, but with the help of a team, it can be a much more reasonable project to take on with confidence.” Making the transition to a different home can feel like you’re moving your whole life. And, essentially you are. For such a big change, Sykes believes it’s helpful to surround yourself with friends and family who can offer support. Sharing your excitement and fears can allow you to get some emotions off your chest and embrace the move. If you’re moving long distance, carve out the time you need to say goodbyes to neighbors, coworkers or family. 42 | pensacola magazine

“If you are moving with children, remember that they are leaving their friends and all of their possessions are being put into boxes,” says Sykes. “To ease potential sadness or anxiety, allow your children to be involved in the process. Let them pick some of their favorite items to bring with them during the move. If they are old enough to pack themselves, let them organize their things, color on the boxes, and allow them to help set up their new room.”

“It can be much easier emotionally for professional moving crews to come in and pack your things, because they’re not emotionally tied to it.” Moving with pets? Sykes recommends you prepare pets by bringing moving boxes into your house before you begin packing. If you are flying with your pet or taking them along in a car, let them get used to the container or car

they will be in a week or two in advance to ease their nerves. The little things make a big difference when it comes to a move. Simple tricks like packing a clean pair of sheets that you can easily find for the first night in your new residence can make you feel more at home right away. Mark your boxes according to what rooms they belong in, and make sure all items are in the correct room on moving day for easy unpacking. Sykes recommends labeling a box “unpack first” that has paper plates, napkins, cutlery and other things you might need right away so you can eat or freshen up. Many people mistakenly put labels on the top of their boxes. Boxes are usually stacked in the moving process, so we can’t see where they go if the labels are covered up. Always put labels or write on the side of boxes. With some time and planning, your next move, whether big or small, can be less stressful when you are emotionally prepared. Hiring a certified moving company can relieve a lot of pressure and let you focus on other things while they pack and move your belongings—let them do all the heavy lifting! Gilmore Services welcomes a challenge and they enjoy putting their 60 plus years of moving experience to work for their customers. For more helpful moving tips and to learn more about the ways Gilmore Services truly does it all for you, visit gilmoreservices. com.

play/live/give Jimmy buffet at the wharf amphitheater June 6 The legendary beach-day crooner comes to Orange Beach for a night of surf, sun and margaritas. Backed by his band, The Coral Reefers, Jimmy Buffet is sure to regale you with cool vibes and visions of the beach at the beautiful Wharf Amphitheater in Orange Beach. Tickets are still on sale, but are going fast. The show starts at 8 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit alwharf.com

Sunrise-Sunset at Blue Morning Gallery Through July

Come experience and enjoy the art of Jean Tarnok, Mara Viksnins and Elaine Woodward as they feature works that complement their exhibition theme – Sunrise-Sunset. Come meet the artists on June 16 from 5 to 9 pm, but enjoy the exhibition throughout all of June. This exhibition is a must see, and is open and free to the public. For more information, visit bluemorninggallery.com

Vince Whibbs Automotive Group Fiesta All Krewe Ball June 8

The Vince Whibbs Automotive Group Fiesta All Krewe Ball is a gala affair honoring the Mardi Gras and Fiesta monarchs as they, in turn, honor DeLuna LXVIII. The festivities include a Copafiesta theme with live music, Krewe skits, table decorating competition and

a presentation of Krewe royalty. The festivities begin at 7 pm at the Hadji Shrine Temple. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fiestaoffiveflags.com

Blizzard of Ozzy at Vinyl Music Hall June 10

The ultimate tribute to Ozzy Osbourne and Black Sabbath, Blizzard of Ozzy will bring the origins of metal back to hit you hard. Voted the best Ozzy Osbourne tribute band in 2009, Blizzard of Ozzy brings the sights, sounds and feeling of the Prince of Darkness in his prime. Opening is Palafoxx, local heavy metal/hair metal rockers that bring back classic metal with a modern punch. Doors open at 7 pm. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vinylmusichall.com.

Pensacola Roller Gurlz vs. Cajun Roller Girls June 10

Come out to support your Pensacola Roller Girls in their second home game of the season. This game will be held at Skateland of Milton. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the first whistle blows at 7 pm to start the game! Buy your tickets in advance from your favorite roller girl for $10 or at the door for $12. Children ages 5 and under are free and ages 6-12 are half off of regular ticket price. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pensacolarollergurlz. com.

First City Art Show Through June 10

Quayside Art Gallery offers a chance to all Pensacola area artists to have their work hung in our 11th Annual, Juried "First City Art Show.” Artists may enter two pieces completed within the last three years. Judging will be by artist Jeffery Bass, whose work is represented in the Smithsonian, The CIA, The National Naval Aviation Museum and the Reagan Presidential Library to name a few. For more information, visit quaysidegallery.com.

The Wiseguy Kitchen Show June 12 & 14

The WiseGuy Kitchen is an exciting cooking show starring Telly Award Winner, Vincent Fiore. This exciting cooking show is a mix of "Emeril" meets the "Sopranos,” a fun show with plenty of cooking and personal interaction. With so much excitement, there are plenty of opportunities for the audience to play a part in the show. There’s music, comedy, singing, and a chance to sample the freshly cooked food of Chef Vinny! Dinner served at 5:30 pm at V. Paul’s Italian Ristorante. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit vpauls.com or thewiseguykitchenshow.com.

Festival in the Park – PensacolaPRIDE June 17

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Started last year, the rum festival at the Sandshaker on Pensacola Beach. Features rum, music and food! This is an outdoor event featuring a rum sampling with over 50 rums to sample. An outdoor stage with live music, food vendors along with other displays will be set up. Come to the Sandshaker at 731 Pensacola Beach Blvd starting at 2 pm to join in the fun. For more information, visit sandshaker.com.

Footloose at Pensacola Little Theatre June 2-4, 8-11, 16-18

An explosive musical bursting on the stage! Ren and his mom move from Chicago to a small farm town. But Ren is not prepared for the rigorous rules and control created by a local preacher. Featuring an award winning selection of Top 40 hits, Footloose will have you on your feet cheering for the boy! Showtimes are 3 pm on Sunday and 7:30 pm on other days. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pensacolalittletheatre. com.

Fish House Craft Beer Fest June 17

Join us on the Fish House Deck for our 5th annual Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, June 17, from 3 pm until 6 pm. We will be featuring over 50 different beers and live music with a portion of the event proceeds benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida. The event is 21 and over, and tickets can be purchased at the door for $30. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit greatsouthernrestaurants.com.

Learn To Sail With Confidence And Have Fun Doing It!

Blue Wahoo’s Home Run Derby and Fan Fest

All Summer sessions offer Beginner to Advanced-Ages 6-17

June 19

Come and join Pensacola’s Blue Wahoos for a big thank-you to the fans for their Home Run Derby and Fan Fest. Watch as your favorite players step up to bat to drill some balls into the stands to see who can hit the most. Enjoy entertainment, food, drinks and then end it off with autographs from the all stars of the Wahoos. The fun starts at 4 pm at the Blue Wahoo Stadium. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit bluewahoos.com

Children learn basic knots, boat handling, sailing fundamentals, and how to be a Pirate! They will experience sailing windsurfers, catamarans, Flying Scot, 420, Laser, and prams. Register on-line at:


Sessions are weekly from June 5- August 11th.

2017 Tri The Island Triathlon June 20

The 2nd Annual Tri The Island Triathlon will be held on beautiful Pensacola Beach. The nationally known Santa Rosa Island Triathlon, Inc. is producing this quality event to welcome first-timers to the sport and to provide an outstanding racing experience for seasoned triathletes. A sold-out field of 500 athletes is expected to compete. The race distances are a 300 yard swim, 10 mile bike, and 2 mile run. For more information and to register, visit santarosaislandtriathlon.com

White Tie Rock Ensemble: American Rock! June 24

The White Tie Rock Ensemble presents an evening of American Rock! with a tribute to Aerosmith, The Eagles, Journey and Van Halen. Featuring the unparalleled White Tie Sound, this full rock band, along with the Tied Up String Quartet will recreate all your favorites from this classic era of rock and roll. Show starts at 8 pm, and tickets range from $27 to $37. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit pensacolasaenger.com.

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play/live/give Superhero and Villain Bar Crawl June 24

Join thousands from around the globe coming together to show off their superpowers! Are you a good guy or bad guy? Become a part of the most colossal phenomenon to hit Pensacola. Fearless heroes, terrifying villains, and trusty sidekicks are all welcome in the mighty surge of superheroes and villains descending on Pensacola. General admission, VIP and group tickets are available. The fun starts at 4 pm and lasts until midnight. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit tsunamitentertainment.com.

Bands on the Beach Throughout June

“I was amazed at the quality of the food. I was amazed by how much I began to look forward to visits from the person delivering my meals. Food has always been a big part of my life, and now it’s one of the best things in my life.”

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Pensacola Beach’s popular outdoor summer concert series, Bands on the Beach, features a lineup of performers sure to please every musical taste. Located in the beautiful Gulfside Pavilion overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the series features regional artists performing a wide variety of music. Bring your lawn chair and join us every summer for hot music, smooth grooves and a whole lot of good times. Bands on the Beach begins at 7 pm. This month features Buck Nasty & The Cadillac on June 6, The Astronauts on June 13, The Rowdies on June 20 and Déjà vu on June 27. For more information, visit visitpensacolabeach.com

DodgeBrawl 2017 June 24

Dodgebrawl is a fun, double-elimination dodge ball tournament on the arena floor of Pensacola Bay Center. Teams consist of 6-10 adults, ages 18-65, playing for annual bragging rights and winning money for a local charity of their choice. Teams will also have the chance to win prize money for their charity through unique contests such as “Best Dressed Team” and “Best Team Name.” A total of $4,500 is given back to our local community! The games begin at 11 am. For more information and to register your team, visit pensacolabaycenter.com

Metaphor as Manifestation Through August

An exhibition of works by Jasper Johns (b. 1930) and Robert Motherwell (19151991), two very significant and well known artists of the post-World War II and contemporary periods at the Pensacola Museum of Art. The exhibition features prints produced in cross-disciplinary collaborative efforts between Motherwell and the Spanish poet Rafael Alberti (1902-1999); and Jasper Johns and the avant-garde novelist and poet Samuel Beckett (1906-1989.) For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.

Piece by Piece: Art with LEGO Brick by Sean Kenney Through September

Piece by Piece, an exhibition of art with LEGO® Bricks by NYC-based artist Sean Kenney emphasizes the nostalgic play of childhood created with childhood toys. This interactive exhibition engages the subject matter and aesthetics of the everyday. Rubber ducks, robots, tricycles and bicycles all work together to bring childhood nostalgia back to life. Accompanying the exhibition is an interactive LEGO maker-space that aims to engage visitors of all ages in the process of making by turning the gallery space into an activated lab for creativity. For more information, visit pensacolamuseum.org.

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Our Storied Past

Photos courtesy of UWF Historic Trust

The PEnsacola Bay Bridge

The first bridge to connect Pensacola and Gulf Breeze officially opened June 13, 1931. The ceremonies also included the opening of a wooden bridge connecting Gulf Breeze to Santa Rosa Island, and the Casino. Casino Beach takes its name from the Casino, which included a restaurant, lounge, shops, and bath houses.

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Growing City, Growing Businesses By Tanner Yea

New and exciting storefronts are opening throughout Pensacola as the city continues to experience significant growth. Whether it’s a new restaurant, brewery, fast food joint or boutique, there is always something fresh to check out in the city. We’ve rounded up a handful of businesses around Pensacola that are open or soon to open, so be sure to check them out. No matter what your tastes or interests are, there is something here for everyone.»

Nothing Bundt Rusted Arrow Cakes, Starbucks Mercantile Palafox Pl and Jimmy John’s 130 If you’re looking to redesign 501 E Gregory Street A new triple-suite commercial building on East Gregory has finished construction, and its residents are set to move in and set up soon. Nothing Bundt Cakes, Starbucks and Jimmy John’s already have their signs up—it is just a matter of moving into the space. Jimmy John’s and Starbucks do not have any special features aside from their location. Jimmy John’s has several locations throughout the city, but many are uptown. The same applies for Starbucks, though they have more locations towards UWF. These downtown locations will make it easier to pick up a quick sandwich or a hot coffee while headed to the office—or a pit stop during your weekend ramblings. Nothing Bundt Cake is a new offering for Pensacola, however. A custom bakery that specializes in Bundt cakes, the ingredients are always fresh and of the highest quality. Their cakes will come in a variety of shapes – from tiered to ‘Bundtinis’ – as well as classic flavors like red velvet, cinnamon swirl and chocolate. Though they do not have a prospective open date as of yet, work on the building is proceeding quickly and is gearing up to be a one-stop-shop for the lunch rush. For more information on any of these businesses, visit nothingbundtcakes.com, starbucks. com or jimmyjohns.com.

your home or apartment with a vintage feel – one made of rescued and restored classic furniture and findings – then Rusted Arrow Mercantile at 130 Palafox Place is the place to look.

“We go out hunting for quality furniture pieces at antique shops, flea markets and private sales,” said Samantha Breedlove, who co-owns the store with her mother Ruth Cornelius. “We look for and see what is beyond and recognize what can be. Having that vision is our first step.” The restoration process for the furniture Breedlove and Cornelius pick involves cleaning up imperfections, painting, distressing and then a final wax

for preservation. In addition to boutique items, tables, chairs and so on, Rusted Arrow also produces hand-painted designs and fabric applications. Aside from the wide array of upcycled furnishings Rusted Arrow provides, they also do custom work for clients who bring in vintage furniture they would like restored. Breedlove has been working with vintage furniture for years in Saint

Petersburg, and decided to open a store in Pensacola with her mother – the source of her drive and passion. “Our goal is to continue our growth and keep up with our customers needs and trends. We love the opportunity it has given us to meet our amazing customers – local and visitors – and hear their stories,” said Breedlove. “The Pensacola community is so inviting, never have we felt so welcome.” nwflbusinessclimate.com | Business Climate | 53

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Top right photo: Brew Ha Ha owner Angela Walker puts the finishing touches on the front step to the new eatery set to open later this summer. Bottom right: a classic car is parked in front of the new Pensacola post card mural along the side of Brew Ha Ha.

For more information on Rusted Arrow Mercantile, visit rustedarrowmercantile.com or stop by the store, open at 10 am every day (11 am on Sundays.)

Perfect Plain Brewing Co.

50 E Garden St The craft beer industry has been growing for quite a few years, and though Pensacola has a few breweries to its name, it hasn’t reached the heights of cities like Asheville or St. Petersburg. DC Reeves hopes to widen the Pensacola beer scene with the opening of Perfect Plain Brewing Co., soon to open at 50 E Garden St. “The craft beer world first hit in Asheville and Portland,” said Reeves, who is the co-founder/ owner of Perfect Plain. “I was a sports writer for years, and I used to joke that if seeing the game was the first best thing, then getting a

drink afterwards was the second.” Reeves has teamed up with long-time friend Reed Odeneal to start Perfect Plain. The final design will have a 10-barrel brewing system that is open to the bar, along with a rotating selection of eight to twelve custom brews. “We know that dark, bitter beers may not work in a hot climate like ours,” said Reeves. “But we want to push the envelope. We want to introduce Pensacola to things they are doing in Asheville that no one else is doing.” Reeves said the main goal of Perfect Plain is not to simply be a good brewery, but a great customer-service focused business that sells beer. “Our ultimate goal is to build and grow together – both the local beer community and downtown. We’re very excited.” Perfect Plain Brewing Co is set to open in fall 2017, though renovations on the building are set to start in June.

For more information, visit perfectplain.com.

Brew Ha Ha

2435 N 12th Ave East Hill has always been a thriving neighborhood that has had its share of history and uniqueness. Angela Walker hopes to continue on this tradition by opening Brew Ha Ha – an eatery, bar and event space located on the corner of N 12th Ave and E. Scott Street. “I have had the idea for quite some time, and now that my children are grown, I have the time and energy to pursue this dream of creating a backdrop where neighbors become friends,” said Walker, Brew Ha Ha’s owner. “I have always had a penchant for storytelling, history and being the life of the party. Combine those three traits and ta-dah, my fifth child – Brew Ha Ha – is born.” Brew Ha Ha will have a diverse selection of drinks, food and

events throughout the year. Its most notable trait, however, is its tribute to Pensacola history. The northern outside wall is painted with a massive mural of a Pensacola postcard, and the inside will feature renditions of famous landmarks such as the graffiti bridge. “I’m transparent by nature, and so I’ll tell you I’ve been overwhelmed by the gracious embrace of the Pensacola community. When I see people enjoying themselves, it brings me deep felt joy,” said Walker. Brew Ha Ha will open its doors in early fall, but for the time being you can enjoy the murals that adorn the outside walls. For more information, visit brewhahapensacola.com.

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Business Award Recipients Announced

On May 1, The University of West Florida College of Business and the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola named William J. Dunaway and Connie Bookman as the 2017 recipients of the annual Ethics in Business Award during a luncheon at New World Landing in downtown Pensacola.

Special to Business Climate from the University of West Florida

The Ethics in Business Award recognizes individuals who exemplify the concept of “service above self ” and work to build a positive sense of self-worth within both the business community and the broader community as a whole. Criteria for the award is based on adherence to the high ethical standards of honesty, integrity and consistency in dealing with employees, contractors and customers, while positively enhancing the economic well-being of the firm’s stakeholders and providing jobs, opportunities and profits. Dunaway, shareholder with the law firm of Clark Partington,

P.A., was recognized for the large business sector­—organizations with 50 or more employees. Bookman, chief executive officer of Pathways for Change, earned the honor for the small business sector for organizations with 49 or fewer employees.

value of service above self,” said Dr. Ed Ranelli, professor and Dean Emeritus for the UWF College of Business. “It’s our pleasure to acknowledge Will and Connie as the 2017 winners of the Business Ethics Award.” Dunaway, a retired U.S. Navy Lt. Commander, began his association with Clark Partington more than 10 years ago. In his practice, he focuses on real property, land use and environmental issues, and he has developed relationships with governmental entities, judges, attorneys and clients throughout Northwest Florida.

“This is the 15th year that the Combined Rotary Clubs of Pensacola and the UWF College of Business recognize community leaders who demonstrate the highest standards of honesty and integrity in their dealings with customers, employees and contractors, as well as the Rotary

A member of local, state and national bar associations and real estate and environmental organizations, Dunaway also served on the Sacred Heart Foundation Development Board, and volunteers with his church and other organizations. As an Eagle Scout, he coordinates review

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This page, top photo: Dr. Ed Ranelli, Dr. Tim O’Keefe, William J. Dunaway, Connie Bookman, and Ted Kirchharr pose for a picture during the award luncheon. Below: William Dunaway, left, and Dr. Judy Bense, right, address the Business Award. Opposite page above: Connie Bookman addresses the luncheon.

boards for Boy Scouts seeking to become Eagle Scouts. Dunaway’s pro bono service includes assisting the homeless and advocating for other individuals and families in need. He is a member of Rotary Club of Pensacola, Inc., Cordova chapter. “The community recognizes that ethics matters in business, because that’s what Rotary stands for,” Dunaway said. “I’m just proud to be a part of it.” Bookman founded Pathways for Change in 2004, developing the faith-based addictions treatment program that has become a viable sentencing option in Escambia County. Applying more than 10 years of experience as a licensed clinical social worker and Christian counselor, Bookman‘s leadership expanded Pathways from a 13-bed facility into a robust non-profit organization combatting the

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The community recognizes that ethics matters in business, because that’s what Rotary stands for,” Dunaway said. “I’m just proud to be a part of it.”

negative effects of drug abuse and poverty through a mens’ residential treatment program, family center, transitional housing, and outpatient women’s treatment program. “This group of leaders, for them to recognize the work Pathways for Change is doing and my leadership, it is very humbling,” Bookman said. “I’m speechless, actually. I’ll never forget this.” An alumnus of Leadership Florida and Leadership Pensacola, Bookman has received multiple awards and appointments throughout her career at the local, state and national levels. She is currently a member of the Escambia Coalition on the Homeless and the National Association of Social Workers. For additional information, visit uwf.edu/cob.

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Jack Davis on “The Gulf”

Florida professor Jack Davis discusses his new book, “The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea.”

History Professor Jack Davis recently published his long awaited book, “The Gulf: The Making of An American Sea” in March 2017. Davis is a professor of history and sustainability studies at the University of Florida. He has taught for 23 years and currently teaches American Environmental History, the History of Sustainability, History of Water, American by Nature, Baby Boom America, and Florida History. His 2009 book, “An Everglades Providence: Marjory Stoneman Douglas and the American Environmental Century,” received the gold medal in the nonfiction category of the Florida Book Awards. His recent release, “The Gulf,” is the first comprehensive history of the Gulf of Mexico, a place he persuasively argues is,“excluded from the central narrative of the American experience.”

by Hana Frenette Davis includes several portions of information on Pensacola in “The Gulf,” and discusses the local waterways, as well as the historical ties to the Gulf of Mexico. He recently visited Pensacola on May 3 to give a lecture at Duh! For Garden and Home. He took questions from the crowd and offered insight into maintaining the salty body of water we often refer to simply as “the beach.” Business Climate caught up with Davis to discuss questions surrounding the Gulf, the BP Oil spill, and the research findings he unearthed during his book writing process. What do you like most about history and learning about the past? JD: Many historians focus on conflict, but I like discovering connections— between landscapes and time, and people and places and other people. History is also in part a creative pursuit, which does not mean making up history but instead having some latitude in what you research, how you nwflbusinessclimate.com | Business Climate | 59

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Environment Davis mentions Pensacola in “The Gulf,” and discusses the local waterways, as well as the historical ties to the Gulf of Mexico. He recently visited Pensacola to give a lecture providing insight into maintaining the salty body of water we often refer to simply as “the beach.” approach that research, and how you present it to your audience, whether a classroom or reader. I write not for other academics but for an intellectually curious general readership. What inspired you to go on the journey of researching the Gulf of Mexico for this book? JD: I grew up on the Gulf, first on Santa Rosa Sound in Mary Esther and then in the Tampa Bay area. I saw the conditions of inland waters reach their nadir, and I’ve seen tremendous progress in restoring their health, for the good of us all. Nobody benefits from polluted water. I’ve seen Tampa Bay transformed from a nearly dead body of water, the secondlargest estuarine environment on the Gulf, to a thriving one again, and the economy in the Tampa Bay area could not be more robust. Were you very surprised by your research findings, either happy or troubled? JD: Both. The continual damage we’ve done to one of the richest estuarine environments in the world, knowingly and willingly, I find very disturbing. For example, Pensacola into the 21st century continuously violated the Clean Water Act, which is intended to protect human health, not simply oddball endangered species. But then it stepped up to the plate, cleaned up its wonderful bays (which is not to say problems don’t still exist, in particular in Perdido Bay), and with its modern waste-water treatment facility has become a model for other communities. Look at how alive historic downtown became after the downtown wastewater plant, what I call in the book an “amphitheater of excrement,” was shut down. Everyone is better for it. It’s a success story. In my research, I also came across a lot of good-minded people who care about the Gulf and its inland waters because they care about the quality of life. Some of my biggest heroes live the in Escambia County: Charles Lowery, J.D. Brown, Ernie Rivers, Jackie Lane, and Linda Young. Some detractors see them as extremists, even terrorists, modern-day

communists, but you can’t get any more redwhite-and-blue than Lowery, Brown, and Rivers,

“Many historians focus on conflict, but I like discovering connections— between landscapes and time, and people and places and other people.” and all care very much about people and public health. We’ve continued an unfortunate legacy of abusing the Gulf of Mexico. What can we do moving forward to maintain the health of the Gulf ?

JD: It doesn’t require much: respect for what makes the Gulf a living and giving sea, that which has enriched our lives—its estuaries, rivers, natural coastline, and diversity of life, including us. What is the general concern or vibe from the beach communities you’ve visited? Are people hopeful, are they scared, are they empowered to enact change? JD: I think it’s a mixed bag. Historical memory is not a strong suit of Americans, and especially Floridians who have not lived in the state for very long. The baseline for what we had before or what the health of natural endowments once were is constantly shifting as a result. For example, some communities are spending their BP money in what I see as frivolous ways, ways completely unrelated to protecting clean water (St. Petersburg has proposed spending BP money on a ferry service across Tampa Bay rather than improving its overtaxed wastewater system, which has been dumping raw sewage into the bay the past year). Some communities are being smart and investing in marine-environment restoration or thinking about the challenges of sea-level rise. Specifically, what was the mood like in Pensacola for your lecture? Tell me about some of the interactions you had while you were here. JD: Wonderful. People are eager to learn about the Gulf beyond the BP spill, to know its rich history. Pensacola is one of my favorite Gulf

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Christian Wagley, one of our local environmental crusaders, told me you spoke on the overdevelopment of Destin, which can be seen in some ways as a cautionary tale for other beachfront communities on the Gulf Coast. Do you think Pensacola, or Pensacola Beach is in danger of this same type of overdevelopment? What are some steps we can take to ensure that doesn’t happen?

Davis’ newest book, “The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea,” was released by Liveright Publishing on March 14, 2017.

cities. I think it has been smart about preserving its walkable, waterfront downtown and its historic neighborhoods. Both enhance a sense of place and charm. The mood is generally good, which is not to say without disappointment. The people of Pensacola I know best are those who have worked hard to clean up the bays. As I mentioned, Perdido still has some progress to make, and attempts to regrow seagrass in Escambia Bay have been mostly unsuccessful, likely because of residual pollution on the floor of the bay. But when you think of how far Pensacola has come since the record fish kills of the 1970s, people have a lot to be proud of. Pensacola also saw the effects of the BP oil spill in 2010. Did you talk with people about the effects of the spill on their lives, their businesses, and their home fronts? Is the Gulf still in recovery mode from this disaster? JD: The jury is still out on the extended damage of the BP spill. I devote little attention to the spill in my book because others have written about it fairly extensively and we are still unsure of the long-term impact. But a principal reason for my writing the book was because I believed the oil spill had robbed this wonderful sea of its true identity. I wanted to restore that identity, to show Americans what we have in their backyard, that the Gulf is much more than an oil dump.

JD: Look to communities such as Sanibel and Seaside, Florida, that have integrated development with the natural surroundings, that ensures those natural endowments that originally attracted people and that are indicators of a healthy environment for humans. Live within the ecological means of a place. The return on investment in growth can turn on itself at a point. The economy of scale is not infinite. Growth can backfire. Live also within the capacity of the infrastructure. Don’t grow beyond what the roads and, utilities, and wastewater treatment can handle. Don’t be afraid of conservation as a solution, as in sustaining water resources. Conservation is not a communist or terrorist plot; it’s not some evil liberal agenda. It is wise living. It’s not a job killer. San Antonio, Texas, one of the most charming cities in the country, and economically thriving, has among the lowest per-capita water consumption in the U.S. because of conservation measures, and it’s a point of pride among the locals. Florida actually has a model growth-management plan that originated during the gubernatorial administration of Reubin Askew, a Pensacolian. The problem is that the state has ignored them the past few decades. You’ve written about fertilizer runoff being among the biggest threats to life in the Gulf—is that an issue all throughout various shorelines or is it particularly bad in specific areas? What can we do to minimize this damage or prevent it from happening at all? JD: Yes, fertilizer use, both commercial and residential, is a major problem around the Gulf, and much of it originates from faraway places and washes down on rivers, streams, and over land. Agriculture can incorporate bestmanagement practices that many states and the federal government recommend; think more about runoff and discharge as well as water and fertilizer uses and individuals can rethink the aesthetic of a traditional green turf-grass lawn and go with native vegetation that requires little water and no fertilizer. Seaside requires native landscaping, and it’s hard to find stronger

property values in Florida. I have a native yard mainly of saw palmettos and coontie, and people come knock on my door to give compliments and ask advice. And here’s the bonus: very little maintenance and no watering or fertilizing. What a bundle I save on lawn care. There is nothing magical or imperative about a traditional lawn. Landscaping is a matter of taste, which we can change much in the way we develop a taste for a particular kind of food or drink. Not only does native landscaping help protect our estuaries, cradles of so much life that supports us, but we reduce our demand on the Floridan aquifer. You detailed several happy stories in your book, specifically one about Tampa Bay and the bird species that returned to healthy numbers—do you believe we have many more positive stories on the rise, as far as the Gulf is concerned? JD: I really think Pensacola is on the way to becoming a happy success story. If you can get things fixed in Perdido Bay, curtail the marinelife die-offs, and get seagrass growing again in Escambia, who could not be happy with that? I think the east end of Santa Rosa Sound remains a stunning place. Fort Walton Beach has resisted the Destin model. Where do you find more stunning dunes than on Santa Rosa Island? Padre Island in Texas is an otherworldly place with its own dunes, smaller than Santa Rosa Islands and grassier. If Padre’s national seashore doesn’t move you, you don’t have a pulse. I end the book with the story of Cedar Key because I think it’s a model community that embraced environmental protection, clean water, and a living coastline (as opposed to concreted and dredged) as part of a strategy to revive the local economy after the gillnet ban. It’s also a politically conservative place.

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Around the Region Levin Rinke Realty Welcomes Lane Cummins Team Levin Rinke Realty is excited to welcome Lane Cummins to the team that has sold $2 billion in more than 25 years of business. Lane is soon to celebrate his first year in real estate and is already approaching $2.3 million in sales volume. As a retired Naval Officer, Lane understands what it is like to stand in his clients’ shoes. Relocating several times – buying and selling houses of his own – has afforded him an in-depth understanding of his clients’ needs. He is passionate about specializing in military relocation as well as assisting all buyers, sellers, and investors in their residential transactions throughout the entire Escambia & Santa Rosa County areas in Northwest Florida. As the son of a highly successful real estate professional, Lane not only inherited exposure to real estate, but also developed a keen real estate acumen stemming from his sincere interest, knowledge and experience in the industry. Contact Lane by phone at 850.450.3733 or email: lanecumminsre@gmail.com.

IMS ExpertServices Celebrates 25th Anniversary IMS ExpertServices is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the preeminent expert witness provider. Since its inception in 1992, IMS ExpertServices has distinguished itself by procuring the world’s premier experts across every imaginable industry and discipline and connecting them with the nation’s top law firms and corporations. The company initially focused on locating interim executive talent for telecommunications companies. During the early 2000s, requests for hard-to-find expert witnesses began to trickle in from Fortune 500 clients. Founders Mike and Bill Wein seized the opportunity and shifted to a business model that provides expert witnesses to litigators in support of high-stakes cases. The company has grown exponentially over the years and provides more than 3,500 experts annually, topping more than 35,000 experts delivered to date. In addition to providing attorneys with top talent, the company ensures engagements stay on track with a full project support team.

CEO Bill Wein shared, “It’s an honor to be a part of the corporate family we’ve built over the last 25 years. The impact we’ve had on each other, our clients, and our community is something we’re proud of. Our culture of excellent service and servant leadership allows us to continue to grow deep relationships, our business, and our impact on the world.” IMS ExpertServices was named one of Inc. magazine’s 5000 fastest growing companies in America for nine consecutive years and was awarded Corporate America magazine’s Legal Elite Award for the Best Expert Witness Search Firm in 2015 and 2016. The company was also voted Best Expert Witness Provider in the Best of the National Law Journal in a 2012 survey and Best of Legal Times Reader Ranking Survey as number one in the Expert Witness Provider category in 2015.

PSC Visual Arts students receive honors and $23,590 in scholarships and awards Pensacola State College’s Visual Arts Department awarded ribbons, plaques and $23,590 in scholarships and prizes to students at the 51st Annual Art Student Honors Ceremony recently. For the first time, the event also included Judges Choice Awards based on judging from outside the Visual Arts Department. Dreyden Wells, an artist and ceramics instructor at the University of West Florida, selected winning works in the 51st Annual Art Student Honors Exhibition. Photography major Michael Suhor won the first-ever Best of Show ribbon for his work, “Time, Light, and Life,” a film-based medium that transitioned from a positive to negative to positive image as its light source changed. “Creating this piece required a lot of steps and a lot of work. I feel honored – and surprised – to get the Best of Show award for it,” Suhor said. Judges Choice Awards were also presented for: · Print making, drawing, painting Nestor Taylor, first; Daniela de

Castro Sucre, second; Stephanie Rosemore, third · Photography – Sally Dupre, first; Nick Bridges, second; Michael Suhor, third · Jewelry, 3-D, sculpture, glass – Frederick Lane, first; Cookie Kichler, second; Dorothy Mozelle, third · Graphic design – Hannah Peltier, first; Sarah Goolsby, second; Kyle Wilkins, third Renee Bates received the Visual Arts Department Scholar award for having the highest GPA. Clover Student Art Purchase Awards went to Renee Bates ($200), Kristian Breeze ($150) and Catherine Scully ($150). Works by these students were purchased to remain with Pensacola State’s permanent art collection. “For many years, our art professor Bill Clover has hand-crafted an array of unusual mugs that are sold with all proceeds going to purchase works from our annual student show for the PSC permanent collection,” said Krist Lien, Visual Arts Department head. Scholarship winners are: · Academic Excellence Scholarship,

two years, ($3,600) – Alyxandra Jefferies, senior, Gulf Breeze High School · Anna Lamar Switzer Endowed Scholarship, two years, ($3,000) – Ashlyn Fowler, senior, Tate High School · 15th Annual Anna Award ($1,000) – Darrian Montgomery · M.P. Brown Scholarships ($1,000 each) – Nick Bridges, Kristain Breeze · Gulf Breeze Arts Scholarships ($1,000 each) – Kendall Sainata, Michael Suhor · Randy Grogan Kidd Memorial Scholarships ($1,000 each) – Timothy Bednarczky, Nestor Taylor · Carolyn Carter Memorial Scholarship ($1,000) – Daniela de Castro Sucre · Julie Krause Scholarships ($1,000 each) – Karri Kimmons, Sandra Morris, Hannah Peltier · Julie Krause Scholarship ($800) – Derek Blackmon · Aubrey Mullings Memorial Scholarship ($500) · Mark Price Memorial Scholarship ($500) – Gretchen Scott · Sam Marshall Architects Scholarship ($500) – Sarah Goolsby · Sam Marshall Architects Scholarship ($400) – Mary Lynn Grande

· Gulf Breeze Arts Scholarship ($400) – Pamela Formwalt · M.P. Brown Scholarship ($300) – Rachel Westley Eileen Wade Memorial Scholarship ($200) – Mindy Cramlet Cash Award winners are: · Donna O’Neal Alumni Award ($300) – Stephanie Rosemore · Tony Sam People’s Choice Award, first place ($150) – Nester Taylor · Tony Sam People’s Choice Award, second place ($100) – Stephanie Rosemore · Paul D. Lyon Jr. Memorial Award ($125 each) Kylie Crowell, Charles Kent · Davis Animal Hospital Award for Sculpture ($125 each) – Frederick Lane, Dorothy Mozelle · Artistry 850 Members Choice ($200 each) – Nick Bridges, Connor Dunn · Artistry 850 Members Choice ($50 each) – Darrian Montgomery, Kendall Sainata Merchandise Award winners are: · First City Arts Center, Caroline Ennis · Calagaz Photo Award ($200/ printing package) – Amber Beasley

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PSC donation honors former GED instructor Pensacola State College students in the General Education Development program will have more scholarship opportunities, thanks to a $1,000 gift honoring James “Jim” Glantz who taught GED classes from 2002 to 2011. Deborah Glantz made the donation in memory of her late husband who was committed to his students and taught until a cancer diagnosis forced him to leave the classroom. “Jim was instrumental in many adults’ lives by assisting them to earn their GED,” Deborah Glantz said. “PSC was the perfect place for Jim; he was a helper. He wanted to give a hand up – not a handout – and teaching GED students let him do that.” As a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 39 years, Jim was also a committed volunteer for Pathway for Change and lived out the importance of giving back. “His love for teaching and his passion for paying it forward will be honored through these scholarships awarded to GED students who are also in recovery programs and are actively rebuilding and improving their lives,” Deborah added. Jim Glantz’ first career was serving in the U.S. Navy for 30 years and retiring with the rank of Master Chief. After earning his associate degree at Pensacola State, he earned a bachelor’s degree in education at the University of West Florida. Then, he taught computer programming at St. Benedict School in Elberta, Alabama in addition to his teaching career at Pensacola State. Deborah Glantz also is a Pensacola State alum and said that a certification she earned at the college significantly impacted her life. “I worked for the Navy for 22 years as a Certified Addiction Professional and my career started at then Pensacola Junior College,” Deborah said. Hillary Person, PSC Foundation director of development and campaigns, said the Foundation is fortunate to receive the support of so many community members. “Every scholarship gift, no matter the amount, to the college’s Foundation is transformational to the lives of our students,” Person said. Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

UTHL Dedicates Court to Bill Kellenberger On May 11, Roger Scott Tennis Center honored local tennis legend Bill Kellenberger by naming court 23 after him. This honor was bestowed upon Kellenberger for his contributions to the Under the Hill League and tennis culture in Pensacola. Started in 1988 by Kellenberger after moving to Florida, the Under the Hill League (UTHL) was designed for tennis players who were over 50 but ‘under the hill.’

cancer, Kellenberger remains upbeat and active. Kellenberger, Jr. said that the naming ceremony was a great honor, and that his father hopes to get back on the court as soon as his treatment is finished. For more information on the UTHL and the Roger Scott Tennis Center, visit rogerscotttennis.com.

“When we moved down here, there were not many organized tennis leagues, so my dad decided to start one,” said Will Kellenberger, Jr., Bill’s son. “He thought 30 or 40 people would show up, but around 200 did. On their tennis nights, they would take up nearly every court in the city.” Kellenberger, Jr. said his father has always been involved and passionate about tennis and that he always played to win. While Kellenberger was stationed in Germany from 1977 to 1979, he never lost a game with his doubles partner, and was even involved in an exclusive squash league. “I’ve never beaten him once. You can’t get a ball past my dad,” said Kellenberger, Jr. Despite having just celebrated his 80th birthday and undergoing treatment for pancreatic

Pensacola Beach Air Show recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as a ‘Top 20 Event’ The Southeast Tourism Society has named the Pensacola Beach Air Show as a STS Top 20 Event in the Southeast for May 2017. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985. Travel industry experts select 20 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: EscapeToTheSoutheast.com and Travel Media Press Room. Every July, thousands flock to the sugar-white sand and turquoise water of Pensacola Beach to see the U.S. Navy’s elite flight demonstration squadron perform at their annual Pensacola Beach Air Show. The Blue Angels — or “Blues,” as locals call their hometown heroes — are known across the country for their high-flying aerial maneuvers and laser-point precision. Started in 1946, the team celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016 — a long legacy in a city whose reputation as a tourist destination is rivaled only by its military heritage. Indeed, Pensacola is known as the “Cradle of Naval Aviation.” Naval Air Station Pensacola — located just west of the city’s colonial-era downtown — has

trained generations of airmen and is the home base for the Blue Angels. In a city with such deep military roots, few things arouse more pride, or excitement, than the sight of the Blues soaring high above the Gulf of Mexico or buzzing by the beach nearly at arm’s length. That pride will be on full display in days leading up to this year’s air show, to be held Sat., July 8, on Pensacola Beach, just 15 minutes from downtown Pensacola and a half-hour from Naval Air Station Pensacola. A complete dress rehearsal, which is quickly becoming as popular as the Saturday show, can be seen on Fri., July 7, as well. “The Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Festival and Event list is an excellent guide for the Southeast’s visitors, residents and travel writers. The events selected represent the best, and often most unique, activities in our region,” said Bill Hardman, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society. Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000. Nomination forms and deadlines are available at SoutheastTourism.org or by calling 770-542-1523.

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Most offer purchase and refinance options on conventional, FHA, VA, construction loans and vacant land loans. Putting members first and serving their needs is a difference credit unions can offer potential mortgage borrowers. Whether you are looking to build a home, purchase your first home or refinance an existing home, you should include a local credit union in your search for a mortgage lender. Credit unions are not-for-profit, member owned cooperatives that provide all the services of other financial institutions including mortgage loans. In fact, credit unions often provide simple mortgage loan alternatives, local service and lower costs. Though “simple” and “mortgages” don’t seem to go together, most credit union mortgage lenders will sit down and discuss the details of the mortgage process in terms that can be understood. Mortgage terminology such as points, origination fees, title insurance and appraisals will all become clear as your credit union lender takes you through your mortgage application. Applying for a credit union mortgage can be a much simpler process than you might think. Most credit unions are managed locally by people who live and work in the community and most credit decisions are made locally too. Sometimes that can make all the difference when getting an approval on a mortgage loan. After the loan is made, a majority of the loans are kept “in house” and not sold off to a financial institution in a large city hundreds of miles away. This allows you to stay close to your investments and close to the people managing them. Credit unions are also known for their low fees. While banks often charge high fees for checking accounts and credit cards, credit unions don’t. Credit union mortgage loans are often lower in fees as well, and in some cases, no discount points or origination fees are the standard on mortgage loans. 74 | pensacola magazine

Search local credit unions on-line or contact them in person to see whether you meet the criteria to join. You may just get approved for a simple, local, low cost mortgage loan.

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Start saving early for a down payment and costs associated with getting a mortgage Create a budget that will support a new mortgage payment and other expenses Establish a good credit history Organize financial records including pay stubs for starting the application process Visit your local credit union to discuss mortgage options and to get pre-approved Talk with a Realtor to determine market conditions and homes in your price range






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With warm weather approaching, it's a great time to think about landscaping that has green value as well as cosmetic appeal. Adding trees in addition to flowers can provide shade that will help keep the home's interior cooler in summer months. In fact, according to the National Association of Landscape professionals, planting five shade trees can return up to 100 percent of the project cost when you sell your home. "Updating your home with green features can attract more buyers and even increase your home's sale price," says Geoff Lewis, president of RE/ MAX, LLC. "Buyers are not only looking for cosmetic upgrades, they also want improvements that will help save them money for as long as they live in the home." Some green projects you can easily accomplish yourself, like replacing less efficient light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs or LEDs throughout the house, or installing a programmable thermostat. Other improvements may require professional expertise but can result in even bigger payoffs. Here are five popular green home improvements that could help boost your home's resale value, and save you money until you're ready to sell:

Replacing older windows with ENERGY STARrated high-efficiency windows could lower your annual energy bill as much as 12 percent, 76 | pensacola magazine

according to the United States Department of Energy. What's more, ENERGY STAR-rated windows may qualify for a tax credit of 10 percent off the cost of the windows.

Most homes in the U.S. don't have enough insulation, according to energystar.gov. Adding insulation and sealing air leaks could reduce annual energy bills by 10 percent. At the time of resale, adding fiberglass insulation in the attic could recoup 107 percent of the cost, according to Remodeling Magazine's Cost vs. Value report.

It's a key part of your home's curb appeal and the last exterior feature homebuyers see before entering your house. However, a front door needs to do more than look good. Replacing an older, wooden door with an energy-efficient, secure steel door recoups more than 90 percent of its cost when you sell your home, according to the Cost vs. Value report.

Most water heaters last about 10 years, so if your home is older, a new water heater could be a big selling point. A tankless water heater could be even more appealing; because they only heat water when it's needed, rather than consume energy to hold gallons of water at a set temperature for hours, tankless water heaters use far less energy. ENERGY STAR says a tankless water heater could save you up to $1,800 over its usable life which is twice as long as the lifespan of traditional tank water heaters. When you're thinking of selling your home, you'll probably invest a lot of time and energy into staging. Consider saving some additional budget for energy-efficient home improvements that may help boost your home's value. A knowledgeable real estate agent can advise you on which green home improvements can get you the biggest return on investment.

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The history of the East Hill neighborhood can be traced back to the original founding of the city. When Pensacola was first colonized, it was only about a mile-long stretch along the Pensacola Bay coast. Explorers noticed that to their north rose two ‘heights’—which they dubbed East Hill and North Hill. Properties of settlers in East Hill have been traced back to the 1860s, to when the first original tracts of land within the neighborhood. East Hill—and Pensacola in general—very much started to explode population-wise around this time due to a boom in the yellow pine lumber industry. Compounded with this boom, the original Pensacola and Atlantic Railroad was built in the 1880s. Laborers for the railroad needed affordable housing near the railway, and that started to bring a lot of blue-collar workers to settle in East Hill. 78 | pensacola magazine

By 1896, East Hill was already densely populated with a range of income brackets. Back then, the northeast section of the neighborhood saw upper class houses or manors spring up, while the rest of the neighborhood remained mostly working class. In the 1920s, East Hill settled more-or-less into its current form in terms of streets and divisions, and has only continued to grow since.

The boundaries of East Hill are often up for debate. The East Hill Neighborhood Association defines the borders from Bayou Texar to Ninth Avenue, and between Lakeview and Belmont Streets. However, residents will say it extends further west and north, or they’ll exclude some ‘proper’ streets altogether. Zillow, a popular real estate app, considers East Hill to extend all the way up to Fairfield Drive.

Properties in East Hill can vary drastically in price. According to Bryan Baars, a broker associate at Gunther Properties, the average price is around $263k, but can fluctuate. Along Bayou Texar, however, you can find homes that are selling for between one to two million. Most homes are between 1500 and 2500 square feet, and they average three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Since many homes date back to the 20s and 40s, you’ll find a lot of classic architecture and a broad variety of styles in the homes. Many still have original hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings and small lots for minimal lawn care. For those who want to rent, the monthly average is around $1,200 for a 2/2. Traffic throughout East Hill is light and the speed limit is 35 mph on most streets. However, Cervantes can get quite congested around rush hour. That said, the neighborhood is well paved and suitable for either walking

a perfect place to pick up some last minute meal supplies or to do some everyday shopping. For more local and homegrown groceries, visit the Apple Market for a local alternative to big brands.

or biking to navigate the area. Utilities in the neighborhood are similar to those throughout Pensacola—Gulf Power for electricity, the ECUA for water and garbage, and either AT&T, Cox or DirecTV for internet and cable providers.

East Hill contains multiple school options for younger children. The local elementary school of choice is NB Cook Elementary School on 1310 N 12th Ave. There are also a few Christian schools, including East Hill Christian School, Sacred Heart Cathedral School and Lighthouse Private Christian Academy. There are more liberal arts options too, including Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts, The Montessori School of Pensacola and the Jackie Harris Preparatory Academy. For outside activities, East Hill contains an abundance of green spaces, parks and playgrounds. On Bayou Texar is the expansive

Bayview Park, which contains a large playground, picnic tables in covered areas, a senior center, a dog beach and dog park, kayak rentals and much more. East Hill is also home to a handful of restaurants and bars. Check out the old Sacred Heart Hospital building for O’Zone Pizza Pub's casual eats or the more formal Vineyard for more Al Fresco dining. For wine tastings and delicious fare visit City Grocery on 12th Avenue. Off 9th Avenue is Bonelli’s Italian Restaurant, and along Cervantes is the decadent Pot Roast & Pinot. There is also East Hill Grocery for deli-style eats, and a large variety of fast food options. For grocery stores, a recently opened Publix is located in the heart of East Hill and is

One of the biggest draws to East Hill is its proximity to downtown without all the hustle and bustle of a more urban neighborhood. Either a short drive or bike ride can bring you to the Blue Wahoo Stadium, Pensacola Bay Brewery, Vinyl Music Hall and a whole host of other nightlife and events in our evergrowing downtown district. It’s also a short drive to the Pensacola Bay Bridge, meaning an easy day trip to Pensacola Beach to enjoy our trademark sugar-white sands.

East Hill is a diverse, vibrant and quiet neighborhood that has managed to stand the test of time. Whether you are a young professional, a family starting to put down roots, or even someone looking to retire, East Hill has all the amenities you could want and more. It’s no surprise that so many houses have the distinct ‘I Love Living In East Hill’ signs planted in the front yard. For more information on East Hill and the surrounding areas, visit the East Hill Neighborhood Association at myeasthill.org or speak to your realtor to see what makes East Hill stand out. pensacola magazine | 79



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Once you’ve created a clean foundation, follow through with these quick cleaning tasks before showings:

A pot of flowers on the front step is great, but they won’t look that welcoming if dirt and debris are visible too. Thoroughly sweep front walks, stairs and entryways, and don’t forget to clear cobwebs above the door. Put away any children’s toys or gardening tools that may be in the front yard. Hide trash and recycling containers out of sight.

Pet and cooking smells are major turnoffs for home buyers, but even if your house has neither, freshening the indoor scent can have a positive effect on a buyer’s mood. However, you don’t want to saturate your home in overpowering, chemical-based scents, either. To deodorize more naturally, try cleaning with essential oils. Mix 2 teaspoons of Aura Cacia Main Squeeze Essential Oil Blend, 1 3/4 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon of Borax and 1/4 teaspoon of unscented liquid soap in a 16-ounce bottle. Before a showing, use the mixture to wipe down kitchen counters, leaving behind clean countertops and a fresh, energizing citrus scent.

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sparkling and smelling good, just a few more tasks will get your kitchen ready to show. Wipe away any fingerprints on appliances, and put away all pots, pans, dishes and glassware in their proper place. Store pet bowls out of sight, give the floor a quick sweep and dry the interior of the sink with a paper towel.

It’s tough but critical to keep the most-used room in the house looking its best. You probably used your bathroom to get ready this morning, so wipe down surfaces to ensure no hair or debris lingers. Check the mirror for spots and wipe and dry the sink. If the bathtub or shower door show signs of recent use, dry them off. Store used soap, shampoo, scrubbies, loofahs, wash cloths and towels out of sight.

Nothing says “show home” like fresh vacuum tracks in the carpet! Just before you leave the

house for a showing, give carpets a quick pass with the vacuum. Before you do your other last-minute cleaning tasks, mix 1 teaspoon of Aura Cacia Petal Power Essential Oil Blend with a cup of baking soda and sprinkle on carpets. After 10 minutes, vacuum away the powder and leave a light, refreshing floral scent behind.

Go through every room with a trash can and make sure it’s empty. It may not seem rational, but many buyers will equate trash in a waste basket with an untidy home. It’s especially important to empty trash that may stink, such as in the kitchen. Remove trash, store it in a sealed receptacle outside the house, and give potentially stinky trash cans a refreshing shot of sweet basil and lavender aroma with a DIY garbage pail pod.

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A lot of the 2017 trends are about going back to classic styles, and it doesn’t get much more classic than marble. Few materials evoke high-end living as simply and effectively as marble, a global symbol of refined taste and sophistication. Marble was a big trend in 2016, and it looks like it’s here to stay. With faux-effect materials and faux-marble wallpapers such as this beauty from Murals Your Way growing in popularity, you can count on the soft, subdued design to be a top pick for accent walls, powder rooms, kitchens and more. It’s a seriously impressive way to dress up your walls! Though black has long been a decorating darling, designers are now recruiting deep blues for their go-to power hue. It’s a bit more approachable than pure black, and it has a lovely nautical vibe when used in conjunction with materials like rope, brass and wood. Navy velvet couches are a popular way to incorporate the color into your home. And if you want to keep your space light, wallpaper with blue accents is a great solution. Whether you go for indigo, cobalt, navy or some other blue hue, a dramatic, deep blue color will add interest to your space. Acrylic was a trend that picked up steam in 2016 and will keep going strong this year. Because most acrylic is clear, it works with almost any type of design style or color scheme. Acrylic furniture pieces and accessories have been around for years, but they primarily came in very modern shapes that wouldn’t work well in a more traditional home. All of that has changed, and now you can find the best of both worlds with this more modern material being used in furniture with traditional designs. Bring 86 | pensacola magazine

acrylic into your space by choosing a larger piece, such as this coffee table from Wisteria, or simply use smaller accessories, such as an acrylic floating frame. Whether it’s a coffee table or floating frame, acrylic accents and accessories are this year’s clear favorite for adding a gleaming finish to a space.

managing to work with warm wood tones. Greenery is an attention-grabbing color, and it can be used to add pop and contrast to the overall interior. The earthy tone is a welcome complement to some of the more neutral hues that have gained prominence in the past year.

Reclaimed wood, aged metals and distressed details are showing up everywhere in interior design and are not going anywhere in 2017. Farmhouse chic decor is a spin on the classic farmhouse style with an added soft elegance. Classic shapes, rustic simplicity and natural materials celebrate country-inspired charm, while soft and cozy neutrals evoke a luxurious and chic style.

This year is all about lagom: The year 2016 was about reaching the highest level of coziness and comfort, an outlook encapsulated by the Danish term hygge (pronounced hoo-ga). Now there’s an even more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyle we’ll all be wanting in 2017: lagom. It’s a simple Swedish philosophy on everyday life that means “just the right amount.” The lagom home strikes the perfect balance between minimalism and cluttered, resulting in a clean, calm space that is also warm and inviting. This Swedish concept of “not too much, not too little” may just dominate in 2017.

Named the 2017 Pantone color of the year, greenery is meant to represent refreshment, revitalization and our connection to nature. It seems to be an instant hit for those looking for a backto-nature hue that brings zest while still


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