eNewsletter | August 2016
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Come Join Us!
Everyone loves the beach, especially the little ones. They have a great time enjoying our pristine beaches, and summer isn’t over yet. There is still time to enjoy a day, or a long weekend, at the beach. Check out our lodging partners for weekly specials and rates. Now is the best time to enjoy the beach, before school starts back.

Last month, we had a gift certificate to The Grove up for grabs. The winner was Becky Alonzo from Beaverton, Oregon. Congrats, Becky, and enjoy shopping.

This month, we are giving away a 10% discount coupon for any reservation with Forgotten Coast Property Management. With over seventy properties in Mexico Beach to select from, Forgotten Coast offers premier properties, outstanding service, and the vacation you’ve been waiting for. To put your name in the hat, send an e-mail to Melissa (melissa@mexicobeach.com) and be sure to put your contact info in the e-mail.
The beach is an alluring and romantic place to get married. If you’re getting married and want to experience a truly romantic and unique place, we recommend the beach! For more information on weddings or vow renewal ceremonies on the beach, visit www.mexicobeach.com.
Ryan & Amanda
This month, our first couple is Ryan and Amanda. They joined us from northern Georgia for their nuptials on the beach and it was a beautiful wedding. Congratulations, Ryan and Amanda!
Evan & Madison
Our next couple is Evan and Madison, who visited our beach from Missouri. The weather was perfect and their romantic beach ceremony was very memorable. Congratulations, Evan and Madison!
Rob & Polly
Our next couple is Rob and Polly, who joined us from Denver, Colorado. With friends by their side, they exchanged vows in a beautiful ceremony. Congratulations, Rob and Polly!
Clint & Elizabeth
Our last couple is Clint and Elizabeth, who came down from North Georgia to exchange their vows. It was a delightful wedding on our pristine beach. Congratulations, Clint and Elizabeth!
Bay Scallop Season
August 22–September 5, 2016
Grab your snorkel, mask, fins and a mesh bag and go scalloping! Take the family and have fun snorkeling around and looking for the blue “eyes” around the outer edge of the scallop’s shell. When you spot one, it’s really exciting! Just reach down and scoop it up. You can scallop for fun and return your catch to repopulate the area or keep your catch for a delicious dinner. The 2016 Scallop Season for St. Joseph Bay will be delayed and shortened to open August 22 and end September 5. Please note that scallop season for areas outside of Gulf County/St. Joseph Bay will be open from June 25 through September 24. Recreational scalloping will allow 40 scallops per person and 200 total per vessel.
20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament
August 27, 2016
Come participate or cheer on the participants at the 20th Annual MBARA Kingfish Tournament, which is a charitable event to build artificial reefs. Kicking off the event is the Captain’s Party on Friday, August 26, 5–9 p.m. (CT) at Beacon Hill Park. The fishing tournament is Saturday, August 27, 5 a.m.–5 p.m. (CT) and the weigh-in is from 1–5 p.m. (CT) at the Mexico Beach Marina. This long-standing tournament marks a great weekend for avid fishers and their families to enjoy Mexico Beach!
Music in the Park
September 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2016
Every Thursday during the month of September, visitors and residents are invited to bring a chair, a blanket, and a cooler and enjoy listening to talented musicians play while the sun sets over the Gulf of Mexico. These FREE concerts are provided by the Mexico Beach Community Development Council and are held at Sunset Park. Shows begin at 6 p.m. and run until 8 p.m. (CT).

September 1 – Crossroads
September 8 – Baby Gray
September 15 – The Krickets
September 22 – Heat & the Zydeco Gents
September 29 – Konkrete Soul
Beach Blast Triathlon & Duathlon
September 10, 2016
The Fall Beach Blast Triathlon and Duathlon is set for Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Beacon Hill Park (between Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe on Hwy. 98). Sprint or Olympic distance and Triathlon or Duathlon—pick your race and distance! All races start from the same spot on the beautiful local beach.
17th Annual Mexico Beach
Art & Wine Festival
October 15, 2016
The 17th Annual Art & Wine Festival will be held on October 15, 2016 at the Driftwood Inn; the doors will open at 2 p.m. The entrance fee is $20 and includes a commemorative wineglass and one complimentary beverage. Enjoy live music while perusing the artists’ displays and have fun participating in both the silent and the live auctions.
Muffin-Tin Crab Cakes
This is a delicious appetizer and it’s easy to make!
1 pound crab meat
2 large eggs
1 egg white (from a large egg)
2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
3 scallions, sliced
1/4 cup mayonnaise
10 dashes hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
6 lemon wedges for garnish
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Generously coat a 12-cup nonstick muffin pan with cooking spray. Mix crab, bread crumbs, bell pepper, scallions, mayonnaise, eggs, egg white, hot sauce, celery salt, and pepper in large bowl until well combined. Divide mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake until crispy and cooked through (20–25 minutes). Serve with lemon wedges and enjoy!

The MBARA has published another great cookbook (3rd edition) and it’s now available to you! With 280 recipes, there are some great meals you can prepare and enjoy. If you would like a copy, you can visit www.MBARA.org for more information.
Computer Wisdom
I changed my password everywhere to “incorrect.” That way when I forget it, it always reminds me with “Your password is incorrect.”

The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim.

Keyboard missing? Press F3 to continue.

I was asked to have a password of eight characters, so I chose “Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs.”

If your password is your name, you deserve to be hacked.

Congratulations! You are the 100,000th person to visit this site. To claim your reward, press ctrl w…twice.

I often fall asleep in front of my computer, and it accompanies me in sleep mode.

There are only two hard problems in computer science: cache invalidations and naming things.

History always tells a story, so make sure you clear it before your dad uses the PC!

If you think patience is a virtue, try surfing the net without high-speed Internet.


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