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Volume II, Number 19 Pensacola Beach, Florida January 17, 2007

New Board Members Steer Chamber Into 2007

Beach businesses are looking forward to a banner year in 2007. According to their usual custom, the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will submit a slate of
officers selected from the Directors previously appointed. Directors are (R to L): Diane Tyson, Sabine Marina; Karen Cook Cowen, Real Estate House; Kristin Amberson,
PegLeg's and Sidelines; Sean Rogan, Portofino; Sandy Reynolds Johnston, Executive Director Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce, Beverly Boswell, Sandshaker
Lounge and Nora Jones, Bamboo Willie's. Not pictured are Nan Harper, Island Realty; Jeff Elbert, Island Style; Danah Gibson, Danah's Hair Studio; Capt. Buddy Rogers, Reel Eazy
Charters; and Shelley Johnson, Island Times. More on this story, page 2.

Beach Chamber Prepares For Election of Officers

It's election time for the
Chamber of Commerce on
Pensacola Beach. A slate of of-
ficers will be selected from the
following list of individuals who
have already been appointed as
board members: Sean Rogan,

Members of the Santa Rosa
Island Authority Board heard an
overview, covering the 14 stud-
ies which have been done on
Pensacola Beach in recent years
at their January 10 full board
meeting. Dave Hemphill,
Baskerville Donovan Engineers,
made the presentation, noting that
there were many common threads
which appeared in the various
studies. Parking, road repairs and
upgrades, destinations resorts,
among other Beach issues have
been addressed, according to
"A lot has been successfully
addressed and accomplished," he
said. "Road improvements, drain-
age, improvements to the core
area and the Fishing Pier have
been made. It takes a lot of fund-
ing to make these projects hap-
Board members commented
on the study with Kelly Robertson
saying, "I believe it is the respon-
sibility of this Board to promote
an agenda and advance those ideas
that we believe will result in a ro-
bust and lasting economy for the
Pensacola Beach commercial core,
while protecting the quality of life
and preserving those issues that
will enhance those qualities that
made all of you want to be mem-
bers of the residential community."
Chairman Vernon Prather
asked for a motion to refer the re-
port to the Administrative Com-
mittee where it would be kept in
front of the board and continued
attention would be paid to it. The
motion passed unanimously.
A second report of particular
interest to those who have sand
berms on their property came from
Dr. Al Browder of Olsen and As-
sociates. The title of the report,
"Man Made Flood Plain Obstruc-
tions" addressed two areas: the im-
pact that these obstructions could
have on insurance and whether or
not the obstruction created a diver-
sion of water.
After presenting the lengthy
report, Dr. Browder made a num-
ber of recommendations, which
follow in part: (1) Restrict berm

Portofino; Nan Harper, Island
Realty; Nora Jones, Bamboo
Willie's; Beverly Boswell,
Sandshaker; Jeff Elbert, Island
Style; Karen Cook Cowen, Real
Estate House: KristinAmberson,
Sidelines and PegLeg Pete's;

creation (2) retaining walls which
might go along driveways to be
restricted to no higher than 18
inches, (3) retaining walls which
rn parallel to the shore should be
prohibited inAE zones. He said the
SRIA should consider getting
leaseholders to get a professional
certification on any structure
which might be considered an ob-
struction. A copy of the study will
be made available on the SRIA
website, www.sria-fla.com. The
Board voted to send this item to
the Architectural and Environmen-
tal Committee for further discus-
In other business the board
voted to amend the 2007 budget
to include additional working capi-
tal carry-over in the amount of
$525,000. The carry-over will be
used for petromat and overlay for
the Quietwater and Circle K park-
ing lots, Mardi Gras, Sand Reten-
tion report, property survey and
appraisals, hospitality, a delivery
vehicle, and contingency funds.
This amendment will be sent to
Escambia County for approval.
Philip Napier received con-
ceptual approval for the Grand
Marlin Marina's 80 slip protected
marina. The Marina will make
slip and fueling facilities avail-
able to the general public, which
will promote tourism and encour-
age locals to come to the beach
by boat.
The meeting closed on a
positive note when Buck Lee an-
nounced that Pensacola Beach
would participate in the Team Up
to Clean Up campaign where a
leaseholder's yard will be declared
a winner each month. Winners will
receive a sign for their yard, an-
nouncement of their names at the
SRIA meeting, and a photo in lo-
cal media.
Buck also presented his State
of the Island report at this meet-
ing, see story on this page for
more on the report.
The committee meetings will
be January 24 at 5 p.m. at the Is-
land Authority office. All meet-
ings are open to the public.

Danah Gibson, Danah's Hair Stu-
dio; Buddy Rogers, Reel Eazy
Charters; Diane Tyson, Sabine
Marina; and Shelley Johnson, Is-
land Times.
The election will take place
at the regular monthly meeting of
the organization on January 30 at
8:30 a.m. at the Comfort Inn.
The Beach Chamber grew
out of the Beach Business Asso-
ciation about 1985. McGuire
Martin was the first president of
the Beach Business Association
and Harry A. King was the first
president of the Chamber of
During the years it has func-
tioned on the Island, the Cham-
ber has accomplished a number
of things, most notably the con-
struction of the Visitor's Informa-
tion Center which was built

Buck Lee, General Man-
ager of the Santa Rosa Island
Authority has released his an-
nual State of the Island report
for 2006. Buck said that 2006
was great and he looks forward
to 2007 with enthusiasm.
"I believe the summer of
2007 will be spectacular," Buck
Buck pointed out that fi-
nancial conditions on the island
improved over the past year,
even as one third of the hotel
rooms were off the market.
Highlights of his State of
the Island report follow:
OPMENT: Buildings four and
five were completed at
Portofino in 2006. Expected
completion of Emerald Dolphin
and the Beach Club Towers is
set for this March. Construction
should start early this year on a
permanent restaurant on the

through donations from local
businesses. The building now
belongs to the Santa Rosa Island
Authority. The Chamber spon-
sored a Seafood Festival, Spring
Break concerts and Mardi Gras
Sandy Reynolds Johnston,
Executive Director, began work-
ing with the Chamber right after
the hurricanes in 1995.
"I began work with the
Chamber after Opal," Sandy said.
"We've had some up times and
some down times, but we have
managed to keep going through
all the hurricanes."
The Chamber's dues struc-
ture is based on sales volume,
and yearly dues range from $125
to $300 per year. Memberships
for individuals who do not own

Fishing Pier. The Hilton Tow-
ers should be complete by spring.
TROLLEYS: The system
will be used in the core area
this summer.
TION: Landscaping will take
place on Via de Luna once the
roadway is complete. New
street signs will be installed
this year.
PATH: Ten plus miles of paths
should be complete in 2007.
EVENTS: The SRIA will pro-
duce the air show featuring the
Blue Angels on July 20.
has received grant funding to
improve the water quality in
Little Sabine Bay. Also, the
SRIA continues a Turtle Moni-
toring Program to protect
turtles who reach Pensacola

a business is $90 per year.
Membership includes a
space for brochures in the
Visitor's Information Center, a
monthly newsletter, access to
amenities provided by the state
and national Chamber organiza-
tion, and local workshops. There
are approximately 100 members
at the present time, according to
The Chamber holds business
meetings on the last Tuesday of
the month at the Comfort Inn and
hosts Business After Hours, a so-
cial meeting at 5:30 on the same
day. Business After Hours meets
at different establishments on the
For more information, call
Sandy at 932-1500 or attend the
meeting on January 30.

Beach to lay their eggs. They
also maintain a light monitoring
program to determine if surround-
ing lights from nearby structures
will interfere with the turtles
when they hatch.
After Buck presented the
State of the Island report he said,
"The Island is on its way to being
the prettiest I have seen it in 60
years of living here. People are
going to come out to the Beach
and see the vast improvements.
We are going to have a fantastic
summer. This is an exciting time.
I am as excited as I can be for
what this is going to mean to busi-
nesses, locals, tourists and to
those who have invested in and
believe in Pensacola Beach."
Various other items were car-
ried in the State of the Island re-
port, most of which have already
appeared in Island Times. The
complete report is available at the
SRIA office.



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Study Finds Common Threads

Many Projects Already Sewn Up

General Manager Issues Yearly

State of The Island Report


Island Times

January 17, 2007

January 17, 2007 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

Just when you have put the
last Christmas ornament away,
exchanged the gifts that didn't fit,
and ate the last of the turkey
soup, here comes a card from Jane
and Frank. It's not a Christmas
card, not a Mardi Gras card, and
it's too early for a Valentine. What
is it? It's a New Year's card wish-
ing you 365 days of wonderful
Why do we send New Year's
cards instead of Christmas cards?
Lots of reasons. Some of those
reasons are valid and good.
Well, for one thing, I con-
sider the French as a people who
are social trend setters for the rest
of the world. The French send
New Year's cards. So, I'm follow-
ing their lead.
But that's not the only rea-
son for sending New Year's cards.
These greeting have a life of their
own. For instance, have you ever
wished you had remembered to
send a Christmas card to an old
friend after you received one? It's
perfectly legit to send a New
Year's card. Also you can briefly
answer all those questions in the
long Christmas letters you re-
ceive. Like "Are you well?" "Are
you happy?" "We're considering
making a trip downyour way this
summer. Will you be home?" Yes
to the first two questions. No, we
are not accepting reservations for

the summer at the present time to
answer the last question.
And think of how much joy
you are bringing to the Post Of-
fice by delaying your cards for a
few weeks. They can get your
cards right to your recipients on
a timely basis along with their
credit card statements, and Inter-
nal Revenue announcements
without worrying about stacks of
mail like they have in December,
mostly Christmas greetings.
I have one thing against New
Year's card. They are boring. They
featured a Martini glass, or a bowl
of fruit, or some other inane ob-
ject. I actually sent cards this year
that had mittens drying on a rack.
Yes, a wet mittens greeting. And
the messages are even worse
than the artwork. "Wishing you
the best of everything for the New
Year." Now, that's exciting.
A few years ago, Frank and I
designed our own cards. We had
our photo on the front and a mes-
sage I wrote on the back. Produc-
ing our own original cards got to
be a lot of work and was taking
up time we should have been de-
voting to Mardi Gras. So, back we
went to the Hallmark store. Who
are we to second guess them?
Speaking of original cards, I
do have an exclusive arrangement
to provide my nine-year-old
grandson, Harry, with what I

Letter to the Editor

hope is entertaining snail mail. He
has his own email address, but I
don't go there. I send him "Stick
People Greetings." These little
stick people cards cover most
holidays, and are raggedy and
funny. But they convey the mes-
sage. Recently, Harry has been
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stick people. They are so good
they put my efforts to shame.
Don't ever try to outscore a nine-
Now, where is this column
going? Mostly, to pieces. So, I'm
back to my New Year's cards. If
you receive one from Frank and
me, you know we're answering

10:30 am.
1:30 p.m.
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11 am.
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your Christmas card, and that we
are honestly wishing you a whole
year's worth of love, luck and only
a few lemons thrown in between
just to provide contrast.
And always remember this,
the French people are so haute.
Do as the French do and you'll be
haute, too.

The Dock
The Dock
The Dock
Hadji Shrine Temple
Gulfside Pavilion
Gulfside Pavilion
The Dock
The Islander
Elk's Lodge
Bobby D's
Via de Luna
Casino Parking Lot

The Price ofFEMA Money

At Wednesday's SRIABoard
meeting, we heard a rather
lengthy, and expensive disserta-
tion of FEMA's wishes for a flat,
'duneless' beach. The recommen-
dations given by the esteemed
presenter brought images of yard-
stick wielding code inspectors
citing beach residents for exces-
sive sand. Thankfully, our Board
did not seem inclined to take up
these recommendations, but we
were left with the thought that
FEMA may force some of these
measures upon us.
Next came the acceptance of
bids for some additional beach

projects. The majority of them
were being paid by FEMA. Which
begs the question, if we continue
to take money from the federal
government, are we giving up our
rights to make decisions for our
own community? The evening's
discussion further illuminated the
fact that a large portion of our
Beach revenue is being derived
from the influence of public works
projects and government grants.
Our community needs to be
able to stand on its own feet with-
out the influence of these
projects, because they won't last
for very much longer.
Pensacola Beach

Allen Levin, Beach Developer,
passed away Friday, January 12.

A Tribute to Allen
will be published in the
next edition of Island Times.

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(*Wrecks Event which requires Krewe membership)

Nereid Moon Pie Party
Junkanoo Cajun Boil
Nauga Breakfast
Brewski Beach Babe
Bananimals Ball
Rhinestones& Royalty
Brewski/Nereid Black Tie Ball
Krewe of Warriors Ball
Junkanoo Kritter Krawl
Krewe of Kids Parade
Krewe of Wrecks Ball
DeLuna Fest
Queen's Dinner
King's Supper
*Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast
Krewe of Wrecks Street Dance
Krewe of Wrecks Parade
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Island Times


January 17, 2007

a - a m r -

New members from near and
far are starting the new year right
by joining the Pensacola Beach
Yacht Club. The welcome flag is
flying for Greg and Marilyn
Hoggatt, Pensacola Beach; Kim
Hamilton, Gulf Breeze; George
and Jan Black, Richard Henzel,
and Bruce McLeod, all of
Pensacola. Wesley and Tracy
Klein of St. Petersburg are also
new members. They signed up
just in time to get involved in the
Yacht Club's Mardi Gras festivities.

J.J. Waters is back on the
Beach again. She is the Regional
Director for Resorts and Great
Hotels magazine. She started a
wild New Year with a bash at
Capt'n Fun's.

Mike and Cathy Chaney from
Bunkie, Louisiana spent New
Year's with Mike's sister and
brother-in-law, Christine and
Lonnie Hewerdine. They were
among the revelers at Paradise
Bar and Grill on New Year's Eve.

Dr. Tom Campanella and his
daughter Lauren, were in New
Orleans on January 3 to witness
the pounding of Notre Dame by
LSU. LSU is Tom's alma mater.
Tom's wife Debbie, had to miss
the game, so she would be on
deck at the Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School to greet her sec-
ond grade class on their first day
of school following the holidays.

John Morgen of Wichita,
made his seventeenth annual trek
to the Beach over the holidays.
John was a childhood friend of
the late Manny Friedman. Deb
Friedman brought John to see the
Polar Bear Plunge on New Year's

Longtime Beach resident
Nellie Bryan moved to Missis-
sippi after the hurricane. Well, she
is a little closer to home now. She
has moved to Navarre and is stay-
ing with relatives.

Heather Asmar, Jean Marie
Grabowski and Carol Battles all
earned first place in the first Beach
5K run in their respective catego-
ries in2007. The Pensacola Beach
Run took place January 6 and
Rosemary LaPorta hoofed her
way to a second place in the 5K
event. Andrew Rothfeder who
competed in the half marathon
distance was a third place win-

Fred and Angelika Simmons
took off a couple weeks from the
Beach's Mardi Gras crowds and
vacationed in Spain. They report
a relaxing, wonderful trip and they
are back and ready to party with
Mardi Gras revelers.

Karen Cook is pretending
she's working offshore. She
works three weeks and takes a
mini one week vacation. On their
first week off, she and husband
Bob took a trip to St. Augustine.

L -------------------
Where have all the trivia play-
ers gone? Where have all the Po-
lar Bears gone? Is everyone brain
dead? Sorry, gang, none of your
answers were correct.
The question was about the
annual Polar Bear Plunge location.
"Name one other sponsor and the
matching body of water other
than this year's Paradise." One
correct answer was the SunRay
Taco Shop and Santa Rosa
Sound. Another was S.S. Casino
Nuevo and the Gulf of Mexico.
Oh well, if at first you don't suc-
ceed, try, try again.
Let's get into the hairy, scary

No One Knew Where The
Polar Bears Plunged

past of some of the Beach's Mardi
Gras traditions. "How did the
Krewe of Bananimals get its
name?" Details, please.
If you are the first to email
the correct answer, you will win
the t-shirt which was left over
from the last issue's trivia ques-
The rules are the same.
T-shirt for the first correct
answer sent to islandtimes
Sbcllksouth nic Email your an-
swer with "Trivia" in the subject
line before 5 p.m. January 24. Be
sure to include your name and
phone number.

Woman's Club Kicks Off New Year
Lunch and Grits Top Agenda

The Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club will kick off the new
year with a Pot Luck Luncheon
and Meeting Thursday, January
18, at Our Lady of Assumption's
Hunt Hall on Pensacola Beach.
The meeting will start promptly
at 11:00 a.m.
The Pot Luck Luncheon will
be served following the meeting

and members will be entertained
by GRITS. Each member is asked
to bring a pot luck dish to share.
The Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club meets the third
Thursday of the month at 11 a.m
New and prospective members
are encouraged to attend.
For more information, please
contact Sandi Johnson 916-2533.

Underdog Gators Get The Last Bark

Pigskin Prognosticator at 65%

Barry McCleary, Island
Times fearless pigskin prognos-
ticator, knew what he was up
against. He knew he was going
against all predictions by the
media and other big wigs in the
football world. He said Florida
would beat OSU. He knew
Florida was at least a one touch-
down underdog in its quest for
the national championship last
week. Underdog. Smungerdog.
Barry planted his feet in his na-
tive Florida soil and predicted
that the Gators would win. And
they did. Big time, 41-14. That
Monday night football game

belonged to the Gator Nation, and
they have the trophy to prove it.
Congratulations, Barry.
Overall, Barry predicted 21 of
32 games correctly, a 65% rating.
Whenever possible, Barry chose
southern teams over those from
other parts of the country, with
remarkable success. Florida
sports fans are basking in the
glory this year as they now own
the college national football
championship, the college na-
tional basketball championship
and the NBA basketball champi-
Go, Gators.

The Insurance Crisis in Florida will be presented by the
League of Women Voters, Saturday, January 20 at the Institute for
Human and Machine Cognition, 40 S. Alcaniz St.
Coffee at 9; Program at 9:30 1
Panel Members: Attorney Charles Beall
State Representative Don Brown of Defuniak Springs
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Island Times

January 17,2007

Get Up, Get Out, Get Going To Beach Mardi 6ras Events

There's no need for anyone
to sit around at home during the
coming weeks. The Beach's big-
gest forever and ever party, Mardi
Gras, is scattering magic dust ev-
Here's what's happening
over the next two weeks:
Mystic Krewe of Nereids
MoonPie Party, 7 p.m January
19 at the Sandshaker Lounge. Lots
ofMoonPies, atraditionalMardi Gras
sweet. Lots of door prizes. Dancing
andMardi Gras revely.
Krewe of Kids
Sign up party on January 20

at 10 a.m. at the Pensacola Beach
Elementary School. Opento all el-
ementary school aged children
and pre-schoolers, if accompa-
nied by an adult. Jackie
Henderson, Krewe Captain, 932-
Krewe of Junkanoo
Cajun Boil on January 21 from
2-5 pm at the Sandshaker. "We
don't really Boil Cajuns we are
having Chicken and Sausage
Gumbo thisyear," saidAmy DePew
Raffle Baskets, and a 50/50 draw-
Krewe of Wrecks
Famous party meetings, 6 p.m.

January 22 at The Islander Lounge
and January 29 at Flounder's. Some
memberships are still available.
Krewe ofNauga
Champagne Breakfast and
Native Noontime Ballat 10:30 a.m.
at The Dock, January 27. New
queen will be presented. Music,
favors, and breakfast plus cham-
pagne. Special Nauga ears to all
who attend. Nauga Dawga photo
contest. Tickets are $15 at the door.
Krewe of Brewe
Beach Babe Contest, 3:30
p.m. at The Dock, January 27.
Watch the Brewskis crown their
Beach Babe of the Year.

Association of Krewes Starts To Fast Forward

Krewe of Bananimals
Royal Mardi Gras Ball, 8
p.m. January 27 at the Hilton
Garden Inn. Emerge will play for
the event. There will be hours
d'oeuvres and a cash bar. Ev-
eryone is welcome and urged to
attend. All the krewes and their

royalty will be introduced.
Bananimals King Pete Moore
and Queen Dawn Moore will
reign over the Ball. Dress is
black tie or costume. Tickets are
$50 at the door or call Krewe
President Artie Davis at 324-

Kreweof Everyone I
Ball *
8p.m. iS
January 27 invited!

at the Hilton
Black Tie or Tickets $50: at the Door
Costume or by calling 324-2906

This year's Mardi Gras is
pretty well wrapped up, but
members of the Association of
Krewes are planning for the fu-
ture, Deb Friedman, president
announced at their January 4
meeting. Just as soon as the
2007 Mardi Gras parade is over,
she will begin to work on a pro-
posed budget for 2008.
"Our request to the Santa
Rosa Island Authority for addi-
tional financial help for this year
was approved, bringing their
contribution to a total of
$20,000," Deb said. "We will
prepare a proposal for next year
about two months after this
year's event ends."
Deb invited all who are af-
fected by the financial impact
of the Mardi Gras to be present
when she makes her budget re-
quest at the SRIA.

A special Parade Safety
meeting will be held at the Santa
Rosa Island Authority Board
Room on January 25 at 6 p.m. A
representative of the Escambia
County Sheriffs Office will be
there to answer any questions
on safety and logistics of the
Deb urged all krewes to
send a representative to this
important meeting. Drivers and
those who provide support by
walking next to the floats are
encouraged to attend.
"Possibly the most impor-
tant thing we do it keep this event
safe," Deb said. "With 100,000
people on the Island, we must
keep safety as our priority."
Jeff Goudey and Phil
Simoneaux, Board members of
the Krewe of Wrecks were on
hand to distribute parade entry

forms and rules.
"Please read all the rules
carefully which are contained in
the Parade Entry packet," Jeff
said. "If you have a question,
attend the Safety Meeting to get
official answers."
When asked a question
about where last year's parade
balance was, Deb explained that
the $13, 924 has been retained
to help fund this year's parade.
Expenses usually run about
$35,000, so the funding from the
SRIA, plus last year's balance,
some local funding, and the pa-
rade entry fees will be used to
pay for this event.
Twenty-four representa-
tives attended this meeting, but
the Association of Krewes
meetings are open to any krewe
who participates in the Beach
Mardi Gras.

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All photos will be displayed and judged
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Breakfast and Native Noontime Ball,
January 27 at The Dock. An official
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I know my editor is waiting
for this and I hope all you readers
are, too. So, we'll get right to it.
It's Mardi Gras! You won't be able
to go to a single place on this is-
land without seeing purple, green
and gold. Join in and play it's
the greatest party (and longest)
of the year.
It was, as always, kicked off
by the Mystic Krewe of Nerieds
King Kake Party at Paradise.
What an amazing amount of
Mardi Gras spirit these women
have! I repeat myself when I
say they know how to throw a
As I looked around the
crowd of people, some familiar
and some not, I realized some-
thing (I had an epiphany, very
rare for me these days). We have
all seen the changes our be-
loved Island has gone through,
with more on the way. Some of
these changes, we can fight and
some we can't, no matter what
we do. We are careful to choose
our battles.
What the "powers that be"
don't seem to realize is that they
can never change us or the way
we love and care about our Is-
land. The 'original' spirit that
inhabits this Island that which
the islanders and the visitors
will continue to feel long after we
are gone. That is not necessarily
what brings people to this area,
but it is most definitely what
keeps them coming back. They
enjoy the fun we are always
having somewhere; and the re-
laxed attitude and atmosphere
we create. That cannot and
never will be accomplished by
land developers or county com-
missioners whose eyes are filled
with dollar signs. It's true love
for this Island that visitors feel
from the locals with whom they
choose to communicate. And,
trust me, they do talk to locals
and ask our opinions about ev-
ery issue they hear.
Okay, back to Mardi Gras -
Congratulations to King Art
Parrish and Queen Ella Hess, of
the Mystic Krewe of Nerieds.
Queen Ella, still retains that
crown from the Brewski's, which
makes her two Queens at once.
She will soon be passing that
on after the Krewe of Nauga
Breakfast at the Krewe of Brew

Beach Babe Contest. King Art
Parrish responded with perfect
gallantry as he escorted some of
us ladies home afterward.
Thanks, Art, we are proud of you
and you deserve to be King. As
for Queen Ella, she asked me
since I am known throughout the
land as the QOE, could she be the
Queen of everything else (QOEE).
Well, of course, you can. We are
also very proud of you. So,
Queen Ella, this recipe's foryou.
Thanks to all my readers and
an extra special thanks to Robert
Ivory and Elijah Bush. They
have worked on my home and
they are also quite musically tal-
ented. Robert loaned me a CD of
their music and I loved it! It's
down-home gospel sung
acappella and they can harmonize
like you won't believe. I got a lot
of painting done listening to that
Please join a Krewe (espe-
cially the Wrecks) and participate
in Mardi Gras it boosts the
economy for beach businesses,
you get to have a ton of fun and
it continues to keep our beach
spirit alive and well.
Okay, let's cook.......

Queen's Creamy Shrimp

4 strips bacon, sliced into % in.
1 lb. peeled & deveined small
8 thinly sliced scallions,
separate white & green parts
Salt & cayenne or white pepper
to taste
3 cloves garlic, minced
% Cup flour
1 1/ Cups half and half

Cook bacon until crisp in a
saut6 pan. Add shrimp, scal-
lion whites and garlic to the
bacon and grease. Saute until
shrimp just begins to firm up.
Dust the mixture with flour and
stir until well blended. Add half
and half and stir until well
blended. Bring to a simmer, stir-
ring occasionally. Season with
salt, cayenne, & pepper to
taste. Serve immediately over
grits or rice. Garnish with green
part of scallions. Add some
wonderful French bread for a
meal fit for a Queen!
See ya in the kitchen. or
at all the Mardi Gras events.

Amid the madcap merriment of the Mystic Krewe of Nereids
King Kake Party at Paradise, January 6, Art Parrish and Ella Hess
were crowned as King and Queen. The royal couple will reign over
all the Nereids parties, balls and parades.

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Wine lovers who talk about "oakiness"
are referring to the flavors thatwine picks
up as it ages in oak barrels. The oak
used to make the barrels in which wine
is stored contains many compounds that
leach out into the wine, imparting some
astringency and heft. The newer the
wood, the more assertive it generally is.
American oak is said to be more asser-
tive than its French counterpart, which
has been a differentiating factor in recent
years among Chardonnays from the two
countries. In fact, some have criticized
California Chardonnays for being to
"oaky" in the past, something that do-
mestic wine makers have taken into
consideration. Some of the oaky flavor
has been tempered in order to not be
HINT: If you would like to taste the dif-
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Wine that is aged in oak barrels picks up
distinctive flavors according to the prop-
erties of the oak.
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wine experts and we can help you pick
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January 17, 2007 Island Times PAGE 7

If you resolved to get more
done this year then you need to
start by getting the best rest at
night. Learn how at a Sleep Semi-
nar. Offered by Pandora de
Balthazar, 9 South Ninth Avenue
on Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Thursday at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. or
by appointment. Only in January
and February. You snooze, you
Jim Howes, Escambia
County's Recycling Chief has
sent another recycling center for
Pensacola Beach residents to
use. The new recycling center
which arrived on the Island last
week is on the west end of the
beach across from Ft. Pickens
gate on the Soundside. The east
end recycling center is located
between the Beach School and
Our Lady of Assumption Catho-
lic Church. Recycle cans, bottles,
and of course, newspapers.
Breakfast lovers can't wait
for Tuesday, February 1, not be-
cause it is the day before
Groundhog's Day. Never mind
who sees what shadow, it will al-
ways be springtime at the Cabana
Club Caf6, a new breakfast and
lunch restaurant. The Breakfast
Politicians are delighted to find a
cooked to order meal plus home-
spun service. Take the elevator
or the stairs to the third level of
the The Marina to enjoy the
Beach's newest eatery.

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Dr. JimMartin, PJCVice Presi-
dent for Student Affair sends a
friendly reminder about the
Thursday, January 18, meeting
of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of
Commerce Education Task Force.
This meeting will be held at noon
in the Media Center/Library of the
Gulf Breeze Elementary School.
The topic of the program will
be Precautions Parents Should
Take From Internet Child Preda-
tors. Officer Chris Wilkinson of
the Pensacola Police Department
willbe the speaker. All interested
parents and community members
are welcome to attend.
Linda and Wally at the UPS
store remind lovers that is never
too early to start sending Valen-
tines. If you do wait until the last
minute they offer overnight ship-
ping to help Cupid deliver.
Don't fret about the end of
the college football season, Jim
Amberson at Sideline's promises
that you will find a sports show
on one of their 42 high definition
televisions to keep you enter-
tained. Add wings and a cold one.
What a deal.
Thursday evenings at 5:30
p.m. Group leaves from Surf Side
Food Store, on Via de Luna across
from the historic Islander Lounge.
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Center for Visual Arts. Kris will
be showcasing her metal sculp-
tures along with William Clover,
digital arts; and Jerry Lamme,
mixed media.
The exhibit runs through
February 9. The public is invited
to a reception for the artists from
6 to 8 p.m. January 25.
The gallery is located on the
Pensacola campus at Ninth Av-
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Polar Bears Plunge For Thrills and Chills

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won the grand prize weekend in Paradise; and
Brett Favre Mourner Patti Marie Warner, who is a
veteran polar bear plunger was the runner up.

The O'Connell family from Chicago annual new
year's trip to Pensacola Beach now includes a brisk
swim. Dad Bill O'Connell, who is surrounded by
his seven-year-old twins, Dani and Jack, promised
to "plunge" in 2007, so they did. Nine-year-old Nick,
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chilly experience
for the partici-
pants who jumped
into the waters of
Santa Rosa Sound
onNew Year's Day,
but the event netted cash for the
Mardi Gras parade fund and the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
The first fundraiser of the
year was at the Paradise Bar and
Grill where 57 applicants has
signed up to make the plunge.
Some of the applicants decided
not to make the plunge, but ev-
eryone enjoyed Paradise General
Manager Renee Mack's Cajun
cooking. T-shirts were given to
all who registered.
A grand prize was awarded
to Justin Lewis of Milton for the
most creative plungewear. Patti
Marie Warner was the runner-up
in her Green Bay Packers garb
complete with a Brett Favre
bobble head doll.
"It was a perfect day for
plunging," said Renee who ex-
pects twice as many entrants next

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January 17, 2007 Island Times PAGE 9

PBRLA Votes In Sand Issue, Enclosures

By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

I love stories ... and this
story would be good to keep in
mind all throughout this New
A mouse looked through
the crack in the wall to see the
farmer and his wife open a pack-
"What food might this con-
tain?" The mouse wondered -
he was devastated to discover
it was a mousetrap. Retreating
to the farm yard, the mouse pro-
claimed the warning. "There
is a mousetrap in the house!
There is a mousetrap in the
The chicken clucked and
scratched, raised her head and
said, "Mr. Mouse, I can tell this
is a grave concern to you but it
is of no consequence to me. I
cannot be bothered by it."
The mouse turned to the pig
and told him, "There is a mouse-
trap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!"
The pig sympathized, but
said, "I am so very sorry, Mr.
Mouse, but there is nothing I can
do about it but pray. Be assured
you are in my prayers."
The mouse turned to the
cow and said, "There is a mouse-
trap in the house! There is a
mousetrap in the house!"
The cow said, "Wow, Mr.
Mouse. I'm sorry foryou, but it's
no skin off my nose."
So, the mouse returned to
the house, head down and de-

jected, to face the farmer's
mousetrap-- alone.
That very night a sound was
heard throughout the house --
like the sound of a mousetrap
catching its prey. The farmer's
wife rushed to see what was
caught. In the darkness, she did
not see it was a venomous snake
whose tail the trap had caught.
The snake bit the farmer's wife.
The farmer rushed her to the
hospital and she returned home
with a fever. Everyone knows
you treat a fever with fresh
chicken soup, so the farmer took
his hatchet to the farm yard for
the soup's main ingredient. But
his wife's sickness continued, so
friends and neighbors came to sit
with her around the clock. To feed
them, the farmer butchered the
The farmer's wife did not get
well; she died. So many people
came for her funeral, the farmer
had the cow slaughtered to pro-
vide enough meat for all of them.
The mouse looked upon it
all from his crack in the wall with
great sadness.
So, the next time we hear
someone is facing a problem and
think it doesn't concern us, re-
member -- when one of us is
threatened, we are all at risk.
We are all involved in this jour-
ney called life. We must keep
an eye out for one another and
make an extra effort to encour-
age one another.

Members of the Pensacola
Beach Residents and Leasehold-
ers Association voted to present
their position on two issues which
are currently under discussion by
the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
During their business meeting on
January 9 at the Cabana Club,
Tona de Mers, president intro-
duced Dan Green, property ap-
praiser and real estate broker, who
addressed the enclosures which
are constructed under homes built
on pilings.
"The goal of the SRIA was to
try to limit the amount of debris
generated during a storm and also
to discourage leaseholders from
placing non-permitted living space
on the ground floor of their
homes," said Dan.
Rather than restrict the total
amount of allowable space to be
enclosed with break away walls,
Dan suggested that the enclosure
should be relative to the home and
lot size to ensure the value of the
home is not decreased. He said that
restricting the size of the enclosure

to a square foot measurement is
arbitrary and infringes on the
leaseholder's property rights. He
felt it could devalue your home
considerably and suggested that
if you have significant enclosed
area you should lobby the SRIA
to let them know your feelings on
the issue.
After discussion, the mem-
bers voted to ask the SRIA to
consider a policy which includes
having a structural engineer de-
signbreak away walls. The walls
should have limited ability to
break away and be within FEMA
Marianne Crowdis who is
one of the Beach residents who
has retained sand on her prop-
erty announced that the SRIA will
reveal the contents of a study by
Olsen and Associates on the
"sand issue" at their Wednesday
night meeting.
Dr. Tom Campanella who was
in attendance said that the origi-
nal intent of the study was to be
island wide, not just affecting resi-

Youth Group Plans Busy Year

Middle and High School stu-
dents have a group all their own at
the Pensacola Beach Community
Church. The Middle High Youth
group meets every Wednesday
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church
"The members have a great
time. We eat, enjoy fellowship,
study and plan service projects,"
said Sherry Hobbs, leader.
Plans for this year include
updating the Church sign on Via
de Luna, a Relay for Life project,
movies, museums and more food.
Anyone interested in joining
or providing dinner forthe group,

please call Sheny at 916-4338.
Prospective members are wel-
come to come to a Wednesday
night meeting.

"We have to have some
guidelines," Tom said. "We have
to have a place to start. This was
a way to accomplish that."
The members then voted to
ask the SRIA not to regulate sand
The next meeting of the
PBRLA willbe on Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 13 at 6 p.m. atthe Pensacola
Beach Community Church.

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Community Church
United Church of Christ
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Sunday Services 10 a.m.

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The Break on Pensacola Beach was awash
with surfers of all ages at the Surfer 's Memorial,
Friday, January 12. During the event, the donations
were presented to the Pensacola Beach Elementary
School. The Surfer 's Memorial group presented a
check for $5000 to the School followed by a donation
of$2500 from Gibby Fail 's company Fish Pie Records.
Dan Green, board president of the Pensacola Beach
Elementary School, Inc. (left) accepts a check and
c.- i,,l, ,i, I,. i from (L to R) Jim Freeman, Heidi
Esposito, Freddy Esposito, BZR Turner DeeDee Hebert
and Gibby Fail.
The event which has been held annually
started informally as afew surfing friends gathered to
remember the late Willy Dail.

I. 'i ,,~ ,.- friends attended the Surfer 's
Memorial at The Break, Friday, January 12 on
Pensacola Beach to toast lost brothers and sisters. The
adjoining business, DJ's Beach Cafe showcased the
memorial name board and photo display, along with a
variety of donated artwork which was auctioned to
support the group s community efforts. G,h.i,. ,i to
bid on the auction items were Heidi Esposito, Peggy
SueAnderson, Debbie Campanella, Teddy Hofer Jim
Freeman, Barb Hill, and Mark Anderson.
In honor of those who are gone, but not
forgotten, the Surfer 's made a donation to the
Pensacola Beach Elementary School.



Go crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico, at Crabs, We Got 'Em -
Alaskan Snow, Dungeness and King Crabs are all on the exten-
sive seafood menu. Sip and sit at the live aquarium bar or at the
upstairs, outdoor Gulfside deck. Oysters and Wings are two
bits on Monday through Thursdays. No reservations, come as
you are.
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling lights on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven. Open everyday. 850-
932-0700. www.crabswegotem.com
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. Live
Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner every-
day. Cuban sandwiches. Black and Blue Burgers. Happy Hour 11-
7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.

The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven
rooms of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video gamesand more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night.
Serving lunch and dinner, too! It's where the Party People Party!
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street. Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring 434-6211 or visit

Step back in time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection.
Step into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood. Indoor
and outdoor dining. Even a beach playground for the kids. Beach
Bar neathh the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative
mason jar. Bilgewater Margaritas. Gift shop. Fred Flounder,
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach. Next to the
55 ft. shrimp boat. Open everyday. 850-932-2003.
Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure. Pi-
rates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or outside
on the awning covered deck. Glass front bar overlooks LaFitte Cove.
All kinds of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Dinner specials nightly.
Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Landlubbers. Take home a t-
Look forthe Jolly Rogers flying overthe west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11. 932-4139.
Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition 11 big
screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's here. Famous
for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. Kids menu
for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports
Centrally located on Via de Luna, just east of the main parking
lot and the traffic light. Kick off at 11 a.m. seven days a week. 934-

Even a bragging Irishman can't do justice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub. McGuire's
has been named one ofAmerica's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry. Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damn! Try an Irish Wake or Senate
Bean Soup.
Open at 11 a.m. everyday. Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
Street in Pensacola. 850-433-6789 www.mcguiresirishpub.com

The "Almost World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach
Tradition since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker
and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The
Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen
concoction. Live Music Thurs, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues, Fri. Tiki
Bar specials Fri-Sun. Iguana Grill open Thurs-Sunday
Across from the Fishing Pier on Pensacola Beach. Open
11am until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshakerlounge.com
for photo gallery and event schedule.
The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach. Happy Hour 11 to 7.
Hot, crispy deli sandwiches from 11 to 11. DJ spins dance tunes 7
nites. Fri- Sun Live Music. Shuffleboard, video games, pool, football,
golf, bowling. Brass Pole. PokerWednesdays. Original music Tues-
days. Visit the upstairs Cypress Lounge, open air bar overlooking
downtown Pensacola Beach. Available for private parties.
Find us at 43 Via de Luna. Open Everyday, 11 a.m. til 2:30
a.m. www.islanderbar.com 850-932-9011.



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ESpO'S Surf

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Okay, here's a lesson on driv-
ing the lovely road known as Via
De Luna.
Here's some of the do's and
don't's of navigating this stretch
of Pensacola Beach.
First, I know that bicycling
is an old and wonderful pastime
of residents and tourist alike. You
know, getting on the old beach
cruiser and causally making your
way up and down the beach. Re-
member? Well, folks that now is
considered a daredevil action
Look, I love to cruise myself,
but with the road under construc-
tion is down right dangerous.
There's cars, trucks, water tanks,
detours, and paving equipment
everywhere. Then, add locals and
our bikes, and well, it's now a hu-
man pinball machine! So, maybe
a side road is a better idea. Hey!
Second, for people who are
not from here, that sand on the
side of the road is not for park-
ing. It's soft white, orange, gray
and thick, and your car will sink
like a rock in it. Just count the
number of cars per day stuck in
the sand. Hmmm...don't park
there, please.
Third, attention road con-
struction crews, please slow
down. Why? Well, there are
people on bikes and sunken cars
everywhere. Get it?
And this is the one I love the
most, the speed limit. Wow, what
in the world is going on with that?
Some people drive 50, some 30,

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You see many of us travel
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and 5 times a day.
We need some sort of plan-
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who knows something. Perhaps
that would help.
Oh and consider this, if you
live on Via De Luna, how's the
whole parking and getting to your
driveway plan going to work?
Now there's a median separating
you from your house, you will
have to drive past your home,
turn back and then park in your
mini driveway. That's big fun
Let's all hope this four-lane
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Eubanks reminds frequent visi-
tors that the Gulf Islands National
Seashore Annual Park Pass is still
available for a cost of $25. This
pass allows the purchaser unlim-
ited free entrance to the Seashore
during the 12-month period fol-
lowing its purchase. Since Fort
Pickens is not open, entrance fees
are only being charged at the
Perdido Key Area.
In addition, Deputy Secre-
tary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett
and Under Secretary of Agricul-
ture Mark Rey recently an-
nounced a new interagency rec-
reational pass that will benefit
visitors to other national public
lands as well. It combines the
benefits of existing recreation
passes from five federal bureaus
into one comprehensive pass
called "America the Beautiful-
National Parks and Federal Rec-
reational Lands Pass."
The new pass covers recre-
ational opportunities on public

lands managed by the Depart-
ment of the Interior the Na-
tional Park Service, Fish and
Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land
Management, and Bureau of
Reclamation, and by the De-
partment of Agriculture the
U.S. Forest Service. While ac-
cess to most public lands re-
mains free, the pass will apply
to those locations that cur-
rently have entrance or stan-
dard amenity fees.
The new passes are avail-
able at federal recreation sites
that charge entrance and stan-
dard amenity fees, by calling 1-
888-ASK USGS, extension 1,
via the Internet at http://
store.usgs.gov/pass, or
through select third-party ven-
dors. The annual cost is $80,
except for the following: 1) A
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zens or permanent residents age
62 and over; 2) A free lifetime
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documented disabilities; and 3) A
free 12-month pass for volunteers
acquiring 500 service hours on a cu-
mulative basis. Contact the Park
Volunteer Coordinator at 850-934-
2654 to learn about volunteer op-
portunities at Gulf Islands National
Locally, the Gulf Islands Annual
Pass and the America the Beautiful
Pass may be purchased at the
Perdido Key entrance station in
west Pensacola, Florida, the Naval
Live Oaks Visitor Center in Gulf
Breeze, Florida, and at the Davis
Bayou Visitor Center in Ocean
Springs, Mississippi. One hundred
percent of the revenue derived from
passes sold at federal recreation
sites will directly benefit the selling
agency and no less than 80 percent
of the revenue will remain at the site
where the pass is sold.
For more information about
these and other programs, please
contact the Visitor Center in Florida
at 850-934-2600.

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You Say?
By Pete Della Ratta
Check it out! The definition:
Grapevine; pipeline; word of
These days most people
hear about what is going on
through the infamous word of
mouth grapevine or through the
water cooler pipeline and do not
know whether it is true or not.
We like to be a part of the
scuttlebutt. I like to hear what
others are saying, because not
only do I enjoy learning new
words and phrases, but I also
see the importance in allowing
people to get something off
their chests or clear their minds
of information overload.
Haven't you ever learned some-
thing on the Discovery Chan-
nel or elsewhere only to antici-
pate telling someone about it
the next day at work, or more
importantly, on the boat so you
can feel smarter when others
are catching fish and you are
not. It really works. It distracts
others from paying attention to
the lack of fish that have been
brought up or even nibbled on
your hook!
Stories have been a tradi-
tion of fishermen and
fisherwomen everywhere since
the start of time. There is a say-
ing "Give a man a fish and he
can eat for a day, but teach a
man to fish and he will eat and
feed himself and others for life."
I also remember hearing "take
only what you need and waste
not." Too many times these days
people try to get all they can from
good ole Mother Nature but are
limited in their thinking of what
will happen if everyone acts like
that. The whole time they are tak-
ing in their full quantity, stories
are flying off the hook. No pun
intended. These two stories are
intertwined by knowing how con-
servation affects all of us includ-
ing the ecosystem and what you
can do to help preserve what we
have for generations to come.
Who doesn't embellish a story or
two while fishing with a buddy or
child? It will definitely get the
other party interested in the pro-
cess of how it got you there.
My whole point to this
madness is no matter what you
do or who you are, get on the
water, have some fun, gain
some knowledge, tell some sto-
ries, and pass the tradition of
the scuttlebutt on to those who
are listening. Below is a little bit

SP Love Is In The Air When The Wind Is In My Sails

of reading material which will
cause brain overload. You may
just want to dump the info to
others. Through this process,
others will hopefully learn
about conserving our water-
Fishing Tip: When numer-
ous birds are diving in the wa-
ter, paddle or motor over to the
spot. There are probably Red-
fish feeding on the bait which
they are forcing to the top of
the water column. Hence, birds
being able to pick them out of
the water. Use stretch lures to
land some bigger Reds and the
occasional Grouper around the
Coast Guard Station and in
some deeper holes in the Bay.
They are there, but not in the
numbers they once were.
Fish the shallows at night
for trout. They are there but in
limited numbers and most of the
time too small, but they are a
heck of a fight with light tackle.
Is there anything more fun
than catching some average
fish on ultra light tackle? Catch-
ing big fish on light tackle or I
know, hauling that lunker off
the bottom. All of it sounds fun
to me.
What's the Scuttlebutt?
An excellent way to stay
current with all the latest news
in the world of marine science
education is Scuttlebutt, and
the Bridge email discussion
lists. This is a no cost, inter-
national listserv which pro-
vides a forum for educators and
scientists to informally discuss
marine education ideas, issues,
and questions, and allows
ocean science programs from
across the globe to advertise
summer and year-round oppor-
tunities for educators and stu-
dents. With over 800 members
in 15 countries, Scuttlebutt is
monitored by the Bridge staff,
which assists in locating ex-
perts to answer posted ques-
tions when needed. All educa-
tors and scientists interested in
marine science education are
invited to subscribe.
The Bridge: http://
Scuttlebutt: http://
index scuttle.html

"Would you like to take the
The helm? Take the helm?
What was he talking about?
"Would you like to sail her,
to drive?" Guess my poker face
had failed me again. He was ges-
turing toward the big wheel and
stepping away slightly. Oh my
God! He's asking if I want to sail
the boat? Could I possibly do
that? Is it like flying an airplane,
one wrong move and you kill ev-
"Come on. It's not too dif-
ferent from your windsurfer. It's
just a bigger boat, but the wind
has the same effect on her."
"Sure," I said in what I hoped
was a nonchalant way, hoping
Bob and Jim didn't catch the
quiver in my voice.
I turned the wheel slightly to
the right and then to the left to
see what effect it would have.
Sure enough, it was just like my
windsurfer. I felt her lean slightly
as the wind found the sail. She
squatted down in the water and
picked up speed. That was good.
That was very good, so I steered
a little more into the wind and she
heeled a little more and picked up
speed again. The wind was com-
ing up, a rainstorm on the hori-
zon, and we were flying! It was
just me and her and the wind....
"Um, my wife doesn't like it
when I bury the rail like that -
something about it being her
home. She didn't used to be like
that, but ever since we lived

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aboard, she's gotten more protec-
"How fast are we going?"
Clearly, we were zooming, flying,
setting records.
"Uh, hull speed is seven and
a half knots, and we're just about
there. She really doesn't like heel-
ing her over like this, you know,
burying the rails and all."
"Seven and a half knots? No.
We must be going faster than
that. We can go faster," and I
twitchedthe wheel a bitmore. She
responded like the lady I knew her
to be, dug a little deeper into the
green froth, and speeded up a bit
more. By this time, the wind was
howling and spray was coming
over the bow. The rails were in-
deed buried. It was lovely.
"I think you'd better let me
take over. It's getting a little crazy
out here."
Give her up? Was he asking
me to give her back to him, give
her up to him? I was just getting
the hang of it. No. "Okay," I
smiled, "I guess I need to use the
restroom anyhow." The fact was
my knees were shaking and my
palms were sweating, not from
fear, but from the same emotion
that had made my 12-year-old
knees knock when Mike Taylor
had been bold enough to hold my
hand in the movies. I was in love,
star struck, obsessed, and pos-

sessed. I would never be the
same again. Twenty-four hours
later, I had cashed in my paltry
teacher's retirement fund and was
searching for a boat of my own.
Aweek later, I was captain of "The
Dreamer", a 24 foot Columbia, a
little long in the tooth and need-
ing "just a little TLC", but still the
new love of my life.
Was it love at first sight?
Yes, and more. Was it obsession?
Yes, and more. Those of you who
share that absolute need to be on
the water understand. Mother
Ocean is in our blood, and our
boats are our co-conspirators,
bringing us closer while keeping
us safe while we chase our un-
quenchable need.
[Trish is the owner of the
Namaste sailing vessel which offers
charters from Pensacola Beach. She
can be reached at 305-766-3518.]

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January 17, 2007

Bright Beach Students Named To High School Honor Roll
Special Thanks to Liz Bohannon for her assistance .. a.,, i6,, Beach residents..

Island Times would like to
congratulate the following stu-
dents who were named to the
All AHonor Roll at Gulf Breeze
High School for the second nine
week grading period. To be in-
cluded on the A Honor Roll a
student must have received a
9-weeks grade of 90 or higher
in each subject.

Spencer Blaydes, Elizabeth
Bohannon, Michael Bredesen,
Rachel Conte, Justin Lutz,
Katelind Markey, Jacob Pace,
Rachel Sanford, Summer
Schuler, and Ellen Schwier.
Sean Jenkins, Jeffrey
Lanza, Erika Reid, Graham

Wade, and Eleni Weisnicht.
Michala Nowak, Elizabeth
Patterson, and Alyssa Smith.
These students have been
named to the A-B Honor Roll.To
be included on the A-B Honor
Roll a student must have re-
ceived a 9-weeks grade of 80
or higher in each subject.

Jonathan Dumbacher,
Whitney Longmire, Brittany
Sexton, and Richard Ryan
Andrew Davis, Jenny
Hasseltine, Andrew Hobbs,
Meghan Kirby, Raymond
Palmer, and Anna Reynolds.

Angelo Anastopoulo, Carl
Baldwin, Travis Gill, and Lauren
Michelle Albert, Omari
Baines, Andrew Davis, Carly
Loehr, Bianca Takacs, and
George Weisnicht.

Texas Hold 'Em Crowns Beach Player of the Year

The last Friday of 2006 a poker showdown. After all the
tested the Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun cards were dealt Nick Gossman
in a Best of
the Year
Game held at
the Paradise
Bar and Grill
Beach. The
place was
hoppin' with
the Adam
Holt Band
playing' to a
tent full of
Hold 'Em
"All In"
Lewis nailed
down his Fran Cox, left, congratulates Trace Lewis who
claim as the won the end of the year Champion's Tournament.
best player

on tour with a strong wn against outdrew his dad, Dr. Tim
stiff competition. Fran Cox had Gossman, in his first ever Texas
an even stack with Trace on the Hold 'Em 4 Fun tournament win.
final hand, but Trace hit an Ace Looks like John "JMac"
on the river to claim the title for McNamara made a new year's
the year. Trace wins braggin' resolution to win at cards. He
outlasted JO
Weeks to
Claim the win
on January 3
at The Is-
Anne Vinson
came from a
short stack
all in to win a
Night T-Shirt
at the Texas
Hold 'Em
tables on
January 6.
Redneck Anne Vinson and Michelle Bourgeois 0 n
are frequent winners at the Poker tables. Wednesday
night Janu-
rights until the next hands are ary 10 the Islander was packed.
dealt. Tim Rinker shutdown "The Co-
On the night before New bra" Justin Robbins in the final.
Year's Eve, Hold 'Em games at Both players had the same chip
The Islander Lounge pitted fam- count on the final hand!
ily members against each other in

"This was a great night of
poker," said Tim.
Paradise Bar and Grill hosted
an afternoon full of cool people
who were willing to swim in the
chilly waters of Santa Rosa
Sound. Equally cool was Okla-
homa visitor Steve S. as he played
his way to the win on January 1
at Paradise. Local card sharp
Larry Richard was a close second.
The following week at Para-
dise the women were out to take
top honors. Michelle Bourgeois
was unbeatable taking out the
final table with strong betting and
a go-for-it style. Redneck Annie
Vinson put up a strong fight for
second and Trace Lewis was
Texas Hold 'Em 444 Fun
hosts games on Pensacola Beach
at the Paradise Bar and Grill on
Monday nights and at the historic
Islander Lounge on Wednesday

and Saturday nights. The games
start at 7 p.m. Beach Time. Every-
one is welcome to play.
"We have a great group of
players who enjoy the competi-
tion but new faces are always
welcome," said Rick Uzdevenes.

"You don't have to be an expert
card player. If you have a basic
understanding of the game, come
out and play."
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Liautys ach

By Danah & Gwen Gibson

year, around Mardi Gras time, I
hear the same question, many
times over, What is a Nauga?"
You might have been to or heard
of our Krewe of Nauga Cham-
pagne Breakfast and Pajama
Party, but here is the original
Beach tale, The Nauga Saga,
penned by our Queen Mother of
all Naugas, Mrs. Jane Waters-
It has come to the attention
of the Peoples International
Nauga Awareness Society
(PINAS) that a padilla (pack, flock
or herd) has been discovered on
Pensacola Beach. Little was
known pertaining to these hardy
little creatures until the day that
animal loverBill Greene happened
upon a beach hairdresser cover-
ing a barstool with naugahyde.
Caught in the act, Bill Greene ex-
plained to her that it had taken
the skins of 15 Naugas to pro-
duce the cover she had just in-
stalled. The horrified hairdresser
stopped using the hyde at once
to call the National Library of Sci-
ence, PETA, The Audubon Soci-
ety, and the Zoo for more infor-
mation on the nauga. She discov-
ered that their original habitat was
apparently some sandy shore,
somewhere, but how they mi-
grated to Pensacola Beach is not
entirely clear. There has been
some speculation that a pair of
the little creatures may have been
brought to the island by a Viet-
nam vet. The beach padillas con-
sist of 30-40 Naugas who lived in
the Sandspur Republic, near or
under Danah's Hair Studio (and
yes, they have followed us down
to the "hood")
Most of them are light beige,
some with spots, but there have
been a few reports of some being
purple, green and gold. Their
eyes are brown, but they turn blue
if they go for a dip in the Gulf.
They have short ears and a tail
and a moth-eaten type fur around
the neck. They are four-legged
animals, but have the ability to
walk on their hind legs. The little
creatures live on a simple diet of
hairspray, catching it as it drifts
out the window, thus preventing
deterioration of the ozone layer,
however, they become disori-
ented and wobbly if they ingest
too much hairspray (not to be
confused with the party animals

who inhabit the beach, who at
times may also show signs of dis-
orientation and general
Scientists are currently
studying the means of communi-
cation between the tiny naugas
and humans. The most likely
theory by Nauga expert the Late
& Great Paddy Blake, is that the
little animals have supersensitive
feelers. These act as sensors
which record the frivolous antics
of the Mardi Gras season on
Pensacola Beach. So, the Naugas
react by partying in the hairspray
and dancing in the sand. Nauga
watching societies have been or-
ganized on Pensacola Beach, and
membership is restricted to those
individuals who have never in-
stalled naugahyde, sat on it, or in
anyway approved of naugahyde
Sign up today at Danah's
Hair Studio! For further info,
please call the Nauga Hotline 932-
4323. Sponsored by the Peoples
International Nauga Awareness
Hope to see you all at the
Krewe of Nauga Champagne
Breakfast and Native Noontime
Ball, Saturday, January 27 at 10:30
a.m. at The Dock. It's fifteenbucks
for all the fun you can stand plus
breakfast. Pajamas required. It's
a blast!

To sleep or Not to
Sleep...that is the question!
In our last column, you read
about the importance of sleep for
your brain and your body.
Now, let's look at what we can
do to increase Comfort and Joy
in our lives, and increase our peak
performance by something as
simple as getting enough sleep.
First: Give yourself the per-
mission to sleep.
Second: Make the commit-
ment that you are worth a full 8
hours uninterrupted sleep. [You
are, aren't you?]
Third: Decide what time you
want to wake up [and coordinate
this time with when you really
have to wake up]
Fourth: Create a"Pre-Sleep"
environment: You do this be set-
ting aside time for yourself that is
relaxing and soothing, at least an
hour before bedtime, making sure
that it gives you time to relax and
still sleep the full 8 hours, plus 20
minutes after wakening.
Turn off the television, com-
puter, computer games or any vi-
sually stimulating environment,
to allow yourself the privilege of
beginning to think about sleep,
and to enjoy the process of get-
ting sleepy.
Put away the alcohol, wine,
and caffeine 3 hours before you
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deep sleep!
Take a warm, relaxing bath
or shower, adding lavender bath
salts or lavender essence oil.
Create a sleeping environ-
ment that soothes your spirit,
rather than dominates your
thoughts about what you for-
got today.
Dress your bed with tex-
tures and bedding that feel
good to your skin and keep you
cool throughout the night for
an uninterrupted night's sleep.
Surround yourself with
the best quality Hungarian
goose down pillows your can
afford, selecting those that are
best designed to merge your
body to the mattress, including
a down mattress pad to provide
natural ventilation between you
and the chemicals mattresses
are made from.
Make sure to dress your
bed with the finest sheets you
can find, so you have a cool
corridor of air surrounding you,
not too heavy, and just light
enough to snuggle into for
peaceful sleep. I propose 600
thread count sheets or better,
better are 800 and 1000 thread
count sheets that are simply so
divine you can't wait to slip into
your bed!
Sit up in your bed, in a
nice comfy position, turn down


the lights and rest for 15-20
minutes and enjoy the serenity,
just relaxing and thinking about
the joys of life, and know how
much better you will feel when
you wake following a peaceful
night's rest.
Concentrate on wonderful
thoughts for these precious mo-
Fifth: Go to sleep:
Slowly sink into your most
comfortable sleeping position
and snuggle, knowing you have
prepared yourself for a wonder-
ful, and uninterrupted night's
Sixth: Planwhento awaken,
and plan time to enjoy it!:
When you wake up, prop
your pillows against the head-
board and allow yourself the
privilege of awakening slowly but
surely. It's a wonderful privilege.
Have your coffee and paper
in bed, daily, allowing yourself
that luxury of relaxingbefore you
start your day!
Plan your day and your exer-
cise time, so whenyou get up from
this awakening time, you are ready
to shower, have breakfast, and
make the most of each and every
Put more Comfort and Joy in
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by E.K. Hewson



DeLuna Fest February 11

Historic District Pensacola Beach

As my husband, Harry, nears
that magical 20 year mark in the
Marine Corps, thoughts of being
a military retiree's dependent of-
ten enter my mind. Then I make
my weekly pilgrimage to the com-
missary, you civilians call it a gro-
cery store, and it all comes to a
screeching halt. It's a Wednesday
and sometime around 0930. I have
my car windows rolled down. The
winter sun is already heating up
the morning sky. I am listening to
a Jimmy Buffet CD and am scan-
ning the headlines of yesterday's
"Wall Street Journal." I have 30
minutes to call my own while I
patiently wait for the digits of my
watchto blink 10:00.
I can't help but observe a
couple driving up in the latest
model mini-van with more bumper
stickers proclaiming been there,
done that and am now USMC
Retired. The van has no car seats
nor does the inside look like it's
ever seen a fast food kid's meal
either. I can tell that the passen-
ger and driver are having a dis-
cussion as to whether it is a
shorter walk to the front door of
the commissary from the handi-
capped parking spots or the rank
assigned parking spots. I see nei-
ther a star nor a bird on the wind-
shield. Those are the only two
decorations that get you front row
parking. They finally choose a
handicapped parking spot and
also manage to take up half of
another space designated for ex-

pectant moms or families with
small children.
I watch as the driver gets
out, walks around the van and
opens the door for his passen-
ger. Arm in arm they walk to the
line of grocery carts standing sen-
try in front of the small, but clean,
food store. They marvel at the se-
lection. There are hand carts, plas-
tic carts, metal carts and extended
carts to keep small kids safe. They
choose the traditional metal cart.
Good choice. The wheels seldom
work on the plastic ones.
Using the metal cart as some
type of battering ram, they be-
come quickly perplexed and then
agitated as to why the automatic
doors are not opening. Brusquely
the man asks a lance corporal in
uniform, whose body language is
screaming do not bother me, if
there is something wrong with the
doors. Not missing a beat nor re-
moving his cell phone from the
talking position, the young Ma-
rine motions to the 6 foot by 10
foot sign using his freshly lit ciga-
rette like it's a corporate board-
room laser pointer. The commis-
sary is closed on Mondays, opens
at 0900 on Tuesday and Saturday,
and 1000 on Wednesday-Friday
plus Sunday.
Then it begins endless
"back in the day" banter that
only retirees' memories can re-
call. It always begins with the
commissary's hours, which for
the most part have been the

same for the past 20 years, and
ends with "back in the day"
mothers had to dress appropri-
ately and kids were well be-
haved. I guess wearing my
husband's 10-year-old Naval
Post Graduate School
sweatshirt and a pair of jeans
just wouldn't have passed mus-
ter "back in the day" and cer-
tainly neither would the 19-year-
old Officer Candidate School t-
shirt that I have on underneath.
My son, however, is and al-
ways has been a well mannered
child in the commissary.
Yes, maybe it's a good thing
my husband has no intentions
of retiring at the 20 year mark.
Because when all is said and
done, I haven't quite commit-
ted to memory a 30 minute rep-
ertoire of "back in the day" rec-
ollections, especially about the
commissary. Nor do I have a
bird on my windshield.
Until next time...

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hosted by the Association of Krewes

Thursday. January 25 at 6 p.m. at the

SRIABoard Room, 1 Via de Luna
Pensacola Beach

Inspired by the Masai Tribe, MBT (Masai Barefoot
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We're Hot Stuff NOAA Reports

2006 Warmest Year on Record
Beach Temp Average High at 64 Degreesfor December

Although it is January, I am
now beginning to plan my gar-
dening scheme for my front yard.
I was wondering if my off the
wall, or rather, off the grass ap-
proach was a viable one. It ap-
pears that it is. I planted a bunch
of palm trees, bushes, and peren-
nials, and most of them are flour-
ishing. I really had no design in
mind. My mantra was I never
want to mow the front yard again.
Right now I am still mowing. But
soon that will all change.
I spoke with a nursery spe-
cialist. And when I handed him a
picture of what I wanted to
achieve in my front yard, he
laughed, and kiddingly said he
hated it when people brought in
pictures. As he looked at the pic-
ture though he told me they did
carry everything and pick up time
would be March. But the most
important point that he made was
that my future front yard might
take at least five years to achieve.
That hit home and made me feel
After that conversation, I
showed my friend LyVonne, who
has the mostbeautiful garden, my
picture. She said without hesita-
tion, "Let's get newspapers, com-
post and the plants and do it."
LyVonne has a planting method

that employs the use of newspa-
per and compost which go hand
in hand with my recycling efforts.
With all this support my garden
will be magnificent. I have the fol-
lowing plants on my shopping
list: Arborvitae (evergreen foli-
age); Dogwood (Variegated
cream and green leaves); Maiden
grass (reddish bronze plumes);
Lady's mantle (velvety leaves
and chartreuse flowers); Siberian
Iris (bright purple blue flowers);
Japanese anemone (double pink
flowers); Sedum (rosy pink flow-
ers); Veronica (blue flowers);
Jupiter's beard (reddish with
white flowers); and Daylily (yel-
low flowers)
Note to self: My five year
goal for my yard is a big under-
taking. I need to be patient. It is a
loving work in progress, and no
more mowing!
So, you can see, I am remod-
eling the whole house including
my yard. Take time now to plan
your landscaping. It will take pa-
tience and a few years for me to
achieve my goals, but I am com-
mitted to "greening up" my yard.
Keep in mind that the most eco-
friendly yards can be real time
savers as well. Eventually I will
have a used lawn mower for sale..

Color Color Everywhere

formation on U.S. climate condi-
tions in 2006 is available online
at: http:/ www. ncdc. noaa.
gov / oa / climate /research/2006

Let's Boogie!

Tourists and residents on
Pensacola Beach love warm win-
ter days and we have had more
this year than ever before. The
2006 average annual temperature
for the contiguous U.S. was the
warmest on record and nearly
identical to the record set in 1998,
according to scientists at
NOAA's National Climatic Data
Center in Asheville, N.C. Seven
months in 2006 were muchwarmer
than average, including Decem-
ber, which ended as the fourth
warmest December since records
began in 1895.
Based on preliminary data,
the 2006 annual average tempera-
ture was 55 degrees F across the
nation. These values were calcu-
lated using a network of more
than 1,200 U.S. historical clima-
tology network stations.
The National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration, an
agency of the U.S. Commerce
Department, is celebrating 200
years of science and service to
the nation. From the establish-
ment of the Survey of the Coast
in 1807 by Thomas Jefferson to
the formation of the Weather Bu-
reau and the Bureau of Commer-
cial Fisheries in the 1870s, much
of America's scientific heritage is
rooted in NOAA. Additional in-

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Real Estate For Sale

Lots Lots Lots

1100 Panferio Drive
Pe-nsiacola Eiach
r..LS# -.1S. $- .* -99i 000
35 Ensenada Marbella
Direct Gulf Views. Santa Rosa
Villa Estates. $735,000
MLS # 278391
Santa Rosa Villas
1754 Ensenada Seis, Gulf
Front Lot, In Private Cul-De-
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213 Panferio Drive
Pensacola Beach Soundfront
lot, $845,000
27 Seashore Drive
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1581 Bulevar Menor
Lowest priced Sound Front
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Large Corner Lot in prime lo-
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8052 Sleepy Bay Blvd. Priced
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Call Conna O'Donovan
Re/Max on the Coast
The Beach Specialist
cell: 850-232-4001
home: 850-932-1701
office: 850-932-6278

Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
Emerald Isle Unit 604 2 bed-
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easy walking distance of res-
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314598 Jeremy S. Johnson,
Realtor, Island Realty

Great Investment Opportu-
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townhouse for under
$200,000. Swimming pool with
waterfall. Lush landscaping.
Many financing options avail-
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850-934-3233 for your tour.

Real Estate For Sale

Unobstructed Gulf View 4 BR/
4 BA. $995,000. Jeremy S.
Johnson, Realtor, Island Realty
of Pensacola Beach.


Pensacola Beach Townhome
3/2.5, just steps from the Gulf.
Great waterfront views from pa-
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makes this a great investment
property. $395,000. Call Dennis
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Coast. 850-384-7607

Gulf Breeze Proper 2 Bed-
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Immaculate with pool. New in-
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on beautiful Pensacola Beach.
Two bedroom Two bath, heated
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Completely Remodeled. Quiet
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Oysters & Wings
Monday Thursday
4-6 p.m.

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