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IVolume II, Number 20 Pensacola Beach, Florida January 31, 2007


Krewe of Kids (elebrates 15 Fun Years of Mardi 6ras Merriment


The Krewe of Kids kicked off their fifteenth Mardi Gras season at the Sign Up Meeting held January 20 at Pensacola Beach Elementary School. The krewe which is
steeped heavily in Mardi Gras traditions holds fast to their one goal to have fun. Among the purple, green and gold decorations the young krewe members prepared a
handprint banner and munched on their favorite food, cookies. The members of the 2007 Krewe of Kids who are ready to celebrate Mardi Gras on the Island are: (Front row,
L to R) Cayson McCurdy, Ryland McCurdy, Clay Clifton, Hannah May and Grace Reese. Second row (L to R): Edgar Shigley, Carlee Amberson, Blair Amberson, Parker Baynes,
Benton Byrd, Daniel Green, Jace Amberson and Josh Parrish. Third row (L to R): Maddie Grace McCurdy, Jacob Scarberry, Chad Harvey, Rebecca Summers and Kaylyn Wright.
Back row (L to R): Krewe assistants Taylor Baynes and Thomas Fitzgerald; Captain Jackie Henderson, Gracie Stewart, Morgan Parrish, and krewe assistant Madison Murphy.
For more about the Kids, Story Page 2.




PAGE 2 Island Times January 31, 2007


Krewe Of Kids Marks Fifteen Years As Only Mardi Gras Group They Can Call Their Own


When you're in kindergar-
ten, what does fifteen years look
like? A trip to the moon? Going
to school forever? A lifetime?
This year, the Mardi Gras
Krewe of Kids is celebrating its
fifteenth anniversary. A momen-
tous occasion. One to toast with
mega cokes and sweets at the
annual Royal Doughnut Break-
fast. The kids probably find the
candy covered doughnuts far
more interesting than fifteen
years of their Krewes existence.
It's a lifetime, after all.


Back in 1993, Shelley
Johnson, realized there was not
really any one event that appealed
to children only. So, she put to-
gether the first co-ed social orga-
nization for the children on the
Beach, the Krewe of Kids, and it
still is the only social organiza-
tion for the Beach's mini-
masquers. Members mustbe fifth
grade or younger.
The krewe is unique in that
it still thrives on $5 dues plus
donations from friends and other
krewes. The Krewe of Brewe


adopted them several years ago,
and has aided and abetted all their
activities ever since.
They also are unique be-
cause their first year rituals never
changed. They still slosh around
in finger paints and create their
one-of-a-kind flag bearing their
hand prints. They choose a
theme, make their own costumes,
have a secret handshake and se-
cret cheer, welcome a Biggest
Kid, and present a royal court.
The only change that has
been made is that they now pa-


Parade of Beach Residents Voice Opinions


A parade of Pensacola
Beach residents addressed ma-
jor Beach issues at the January
24 Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity committee meetings.
The Architectural and En-
vironmental Committee re-
viewed the controversial mat-
ter of how much space and what
materials can be used to enclose
it under houses on pilings in-
spired people to render their
opinions. The Board had voted
to limit the area to 850 square
feet at their September meeting.
Honoring the objections of
Beach residents on this deci-
sion, the Board created a group
of professionals to study the
matter. They made recommen-
dations which were not
adopted.
Tona de Mers, president of
the Pensacola Beach Residents
and Leaseholders Association,
told the Board her group voted
in favor of following Jim
Mallet's recommendations. Jim
is a Beach resident and an en-
gineer.
"It is in the mission state-
ment of the PBRLA that we
maintain and enhance property
values," Tona said. "An arbi-
trary square foot regulation will
do neither of these things."
Beach resident Jack Kirk,
said he would like the Board to
remember that this is our home.
"Please do not treat us like
an inconvenience," he said.
"We have families and have to
have a place to store the things
like sports equipment."
The original intent of lim-
iting the square foot storage
area was to cut down on debris
scattered on the island follow-
ing a storm.
Vernon Prather, Board
chairman, remarked, "This is a
tough issue and I am torn. Not


one of the leaseholders who
spoke was in favor of limiting
the square footage and we do
represent them."
The committee voted to re-
scind the 850 square foot rule.
This issue will appear on the
regular agenda at the Full
Board meeting on February 14.
The second issue to come
before the Architectural and
Environmental Committee
was sand retention in private
yards.
Some Beach residents
have retained sand from
storms and formed private
dunes, vegetated them, and in
some cases have built retain-
ing walls. Most dune owners
do not want the sand on the
Beach to be regulated.
The problem will be stud-
ied with Board members
Kelly Robertson, Vernon
Prather and Tammy Bohannon
making a tour of the island to
further consider this problem.
"We have two separate is-
sues," Prather said. "Sand
piled up on the right-aways
and obscuring a driver's line
of sight. They should be the
priorities."
Ariola Drive resident,
Bill Wedel said that lease-
holders should be freely en-
couraged to use overwashed
sand to rebuild and vegetate
recreational and aesthetic
dunes on their leasehold. The
issue will remain in commit-
tee while it is being consid-
ered.
The Development and
Leasing Committee discovered
that items at the Pensacola
Beach Fishing Pier have still
not been settled. Chris
Cadenhead appeared before the
Committee to request a six year
addition to his fourteen year


lease. He withdrew his original
requests for an extension of
time for rebuilding and a lower
percentage fee. These changes
could lead to rebidding of the
contract, according to SRIA at-
torneys. The matter was held
until staff could meet with
Cadenhead.
The Administrative Com-
mittee discussed the fourteen
studies which have been re-
viewed by the Baskerville
Donovan Engineers. A work-
shop will be held within the
next two weeks to consider
items which can be used and
finding funding for them.
The common items which
appeared in all the reports are:
* Update the Land Use Plan
* Develop additional parking
* Possible Parking Garage
* Construction of a Boardwalk
around the core area
* Additional public facilities at
the Causeway, Park East,
Soundside, Ft. Pickens Gate
* Commercial Development at
Casino Beach
The Full Board meeting
will be on Wednesday, Febru-
ary 14 at 5 p.m. at the Author-
ity Office. All meetings are
nnon tn the n1mhlic"


rade onKritterKrawl Day at Ca-
sino Beach rather than on Fat
Tuesday with the Mystic Krewe
of Nereids. And they have a new
captain, Jackie Henderson.
"When I realized that my
son was turning 21, I decided it
was time for me to give up the
Krewe of Kids," Shelley said.
So, Jackie, art teacher at the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School, took over when her son
Thomas, was seven-years-old.
The kids have three events
every year. The first is the sign-
up when they get to play in the
paint and no one gets mad since
they are making their parade ban-
ner. The second is the Royal
Doughnut Breakfast where they
can eat all the sugary stuff they
want and no one gets mad. The
third is the parade at Casino
Beach where they don't have to
throw their beads to the crowds
if they don't want to. And no one
gets mad.


Every year, krewe members
who have gone on to middle
school, and are beyond the age cut,
come back to help Captain Jackie.
You will see lots of former
beach kids at Mardi Gras, danc-
ing in the streets, watching the
parades, belonging to krewes, con-
tinuing to be part of the good times.
Maybe, they remember the
years they were Indians, clowns,
sea creatures or pirates. And,
maybe, they don't.
But, somehow the Mardi
Gras child inside them, comes out
every year.
If you want to watch one of
the oldest krewes on the Beach
whose members are the youngest,
go to Casino Beach on February
10 at 12:30. The Kids Parade will
bring a breath of fresh air, a
wholesome infusion everyone
can enjoy. And, remember, they
may be the only be Krewe who
does what it pleases. And, nobody
gets mad.


School Seeks Businesses,


Individuals As Partners

Donations Augment School Budget


This year's Partners-In-Edu-
cation program for Pensacola
Beach Elementary School is now
under way. The school began
seeking partners a year ago and
80 individuals and businesses re-
sponded to their call for help. The
charter school which must rely on
donations to keep going, had lost
everything to Hurricane Ivan.
"We would not be here to-
day if it were not for the gener-
osity of our partners," said Conna
O'Donovan, chairman. "Each and
every donation at all levels of giv-
ing makes a difference for the stu-
dents and the future of the


school."
Levels include: Sandpiper,
$250; Pelican, $500; Turtle,
$1000; Heron, $2500; and Mar-
lin, $5000 and above.
Partners are recognized on
the school appreciation board lo-
cated at the school. They also re-
ceive plaques and recognition in
the local media.
Members of the Partners pro-
gram would like to extend an in-
vitation to everyone to help them
make a difference at the school.
For more information, call
Conna O'Donovan at 232-4001 or
Todd McCurdy at 528-6121.


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January 31, 2007 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


Magic dust is falling on the
island as we reach the midpoint
of Mardi Gras. It's a time to get
serious about all things
Orleanian. Like the roux. Yes, the
roux. All great gumbos start
with a roux. And the memory of
this concoction comes into my
mind as I recall how many times
my roux wouldn't roux. Most of
the time, my efforts turned out
to be a sorry little lumpy, burned
pathetic looking mess. But, like
I said, all great gumbos start
with a roux, so I am going to
give you some clues. Well, that
is, I'm turning to a higher level,
a famous real life Cajun for help.
Paulette Provost, Mardi Gras
queen and member of the
Krewe of Nereids, is from
Lafayette, Louisiana, arguably
the Gumbo Capitol of the World.
"Well, darlin'," Paulette be-
gins. "It depends on whether
you're making a three beer
gumbo or a four beer gumbo,
but both take the same effort."
Effort and magic dust. Any-
way, one hand is for stirring and
one hand is for drinking beer.
According to Paulette, when
you have finished the last sip
of the third beer, the roux is
done and perfect. It will be the
color of Godiva chocolate, no
lumps, just perfect. Sounds
easy. It's not.
If making a roux scares the
wits out of you, go to the store
and buy a jar of already made
roux. So, you have a roux. Now
i\ li Time was when a gumbo
was made with certain standard
ingredients. Oysters, shrimp,
and crab topped off the lus-
cious aromatic dish. No more.
There are more variations than
there are celebrity cooks. You
can let your imagination go
wild, provided, of course, that
your roux is perfect.
Ingredients which are man-
datory are the Holy Trinity of
onions, green pepper and cel-
ery.
I have researched all kinds
of recipes for gumbo from a little
hand written cookbook in
Breaux Bridge to Emeril's glitter-
ing book. There is one recipe
that is so unique and so good,
it just has to be my favorite. And
it's not even from Louisiana. It
was created by a native of
Pensacola Beach. A very spe-
cial native.
As we meander through the
joys of this season, I think of
the third Head Wreck of the


Krewe of Wrecks, Andrea
Brunt. Andrea, who passed
away, in November was the
heart and soul of Mardi Gras on
the Island while she guided us
through the world of make be-
lieve every winter. She smiled a
lot, laughed even more, and
worked tirelessly. But, it was a
labor of love. She really liked
her volunteer job, and it
showed in all the Wrecks
events.
Now, we must go through
our first Mardi Gras without
Andrea. She will be remembered
many times over as we go to the
Champagne Breakfast, the
Queen's Dinner, the wondrous
parade. And, she will be missed.
Andrea, in her relatively
short life time, left many lega-
cies on Pensacola Beach. I have
chosen one to honor her
memory. With apologies to our
food columnist Kathi Lewis, I'm
attaching Andrea's gumbo
recipe as a tribute to her. Which
is why I started this column in
the first place.

VooDoo Shrimp &
Chicken Gumbo

2 pounds chicken breasts,
skinned
2 quarts water
/2 cup all purpose flour
2 cups chopped onion
13/4 cups chopped celery
1 /2 cups chopped green
pepper
/2 cup chopped green
onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 /2 teaspoons dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
/2 teaspoon pepper
3 Bay leaves
8 oz. can tomato paste
/2 pound smoked sausage,
sliced
1 pound unpeeled, head-on
medium shrimp
Hot, cooked rice

Boil the chicken in a Dutch
oven, then simmer 45 minutes,
uncovered. Dehead, peel and
devein shrimp (a pair of small,
sharp scissors will help you here.)
Place heads and peels in water and
boil down to get a rich broth,
strain. Set aside. Now for the roux.
Place flour in a 15 x 10 x 1 inch
jelly roll pan. Brown for 45 min-


utes at 350 degrees, stirring ev-
ery 15 minutes. Set aside.
Cook onions and next four
ingredients in oil in Dutch oven
over medium heat, stirring con-
stantly (you may get carpal tun-
nel syndrome) but you must con-
tinue to stir until tender. Add
browned flour, thyme and next


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Did you notice anything dif-
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was baked in ajelly roll pan in the
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PAGE 4 Island Times January 31, 2007


Alien Levin Man

An Uncommon MPanP R


Allen Levin, beach devel-
oper died in Pensacola Janu-
ary 12 of a heart attack. He
had spent the last two years
battling lung cancer and had
recently received a transplant.
He was cancer free at the time
of his death. He was 62-years-
old.
Allen was an uncommon
man with a common touch. Al-
though much of his time on
Pensacola Beach was spent
developing condos, subdivi-
sions, and a world class resort,
there was a softer side of
Allen's personality.
He loved being a part of
community activities. When
his son, Evan, was a student
at Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School, Allen jumped in
and helped the school often.
During the Halloween
Carnival which was more fun
than fundraiser back then, the
parents built their own booths
and manned them all after-
noon and into the evening.
Allen and Terri built a bean
bag toss game, and handed
out prizes for hours. Allen
loved people, so his contribu-
tions were not always just
cash, but he participated right
along with everyone else in
the projects which helped the
Beach.
When the developers
merged with the Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce, they
brought their treasury with
them, but that wasn't enough
for Allen. He worked side by
side with the members to cre-
ate the first ever Visitor's In-
formation Center on
Pensacola Beach. The Santa
Rosa Island Authority had al-
lowed the Chamber the use of
the old gasoline station while
they proceeded with measures
to rid the premises of contami-
nation.
Here was Allen right in


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the middle, helping paint,
clean up and landscape the
old station grounds to make
it presentable for visitors. He
worked every day until the
project was satisfactorily
completed. His last official act
on the VIC was to sweep the
truck which had brought pot-
ting soil for the planters, and
then to hose the truck bed
clean, so the female owner of
the truck would not have to
drive a dirty vehicle home.
Many leaseholders
manned their battle stations
when Allen began his plans
for Portofino. Never mind that
he had approval from prior
years for just such a project.
Allen went to the Leasehold-
ers meeting to talk to them.
They admitted they really like
him. They sued, but the
courts ruled in Allen's favor,
and today Portofino and its
five towers represent a world
class destination resort.
As far as anyone knows
Allen never turned down a re-
quest for charitable or beach
projects. No one will really
ever know how much this un-
assuming gentleman did for
Pensacola Beach, the Gulf
Coast, and the State of
Florida. Put it all together with
his warmth and love for his
neighbors, friends, and all hu-
manity, it would stagger the
imagination.
Allen is survived by his
loving wife, Terri, sons An-
drew and Evan, and their
wives, and four grandchildren.
He is also survived by three
of his brothers, Fred and
Stanley, Pensacola; and
Herman of Baton Rouge.
A date for the celebration
of Allen's life will be an-
nounced. Contributions to
honor his memory may be
sent to the United Way or the
Gulf Coast Kids House.


BLOWINGKISSES
Eric Geiger was introducing
the youngest member of the
crowd at the Surfer's Memorial
recently, his baby son, Eric
Charles Geiger, III. His parents call
him "Trip" and he was showing
off his newly learned skill, blow-
ing kisses to the ladies.

MAD HATTERS
Lynn Cieutat, reigning Queen
of the Krewe of Coma has com-
manded that all loyal Mardi Gras
partyers shall decorate and don
lighted hats for the Fat Tuesday
walking parade. So be it.

VIKINGREADS
ISLAND TIMES
Steve Kersting of Minneapo-
lis is an Island Times reader,
online. He owns a Palm Beach
Club condo and likes to keep up
with all the Beach happenings.

POKERPLAYER
CELEBRATES
Anne Vinson celebrated her
birthday at The Islander Lounge,
January 21. She's used to hold-


ing the wining hand in the
Beach's poker tournaments.
Tommy Chavis was the number
one cheerleader at her party.

INNERORLEANIAN
COMES OUT
Renee Mack, manager of
Paradise Bar and Grill, a former
Orleanian, declared the bar on
January 21 a Saints Sports cen-
ter. She served King Cakes in the
shape of a fleur de lis, a special
order from the Big Easy and pre-
pared her special spicy gumbo

BUSINESS BOUND
Craig Chamberlin, a graduate
of Pensacola Beach Elementary
School is a junior at UWF. He is
pursuing a degree in Business.

FEARLESS BARRY MAKES
SUPERBOWLPICK
Barry McCleary, full time at-
torney and part time pigskin prog-
nosticator has boldly named the
Indianapolis Colts as his choice
as SuperBowlLXIwinners. How
does he make his picks? Years of
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January 31, 2007


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The trivia master asked for
details in answer to the last trivia
question. Well, Sandi Johnson of
Portofmo, researched the question,
found the answer, sent a detailed
email before anybody else.
The question was "How did
the Krewe of Bananimals get its
name?"
Sandi's answer: When the
Krewe of Animals outgrew its pre-
vious dens and moved into Ba-
nana Bob's, the members of the
Krewe of Bananas took special
note of this highly defined and
wondrously efficient krewe. The
animals were attracting more ani-
mals as members of its krewe. The
Krewe of Bananas, whose home
den was Banana Bob's joined the
animals and the cojoined krewe
became the Krewe of
Bananimals."
Enough already. Try this one,
and be the first to email the cor-
rect answer and you will get a t-
shirt. Ralph Turner is the reign-
ing king of the Krewe of Wrecks.
What one sport does he play more
often than any other?
T-shirt for the first correct
answer sent to islandtimes
Sbclloutl in t Email your an-
swer with "Trivia" in the subject
line before 5 p.m. February 7.






Donations Flow to Beach School, Finance Committee Gives Good Report


Money flowed to Pensacola
Beach Elementary School this
month according to announce-
ments made at the monthly meet-
ing of the School Board on Janu-
ary 22.
The PTA gave each teacher
a gift card to Office Depot for
$1000 to buy classroom supplies
and equipment, according to sec-
ond grade teacher Debbie
Campanella. Later, Board Presi-
dent Dan Green reported that he
had attended the Surfers' Memo-
rial and received a check for $7500
from the group and an additional
check for $2500 from Gibby Fail
through his company, Fish Pie
Records.
Chris Bayer, treasurer, says
the school's financial health is
good, and that they are doing
well with their revenue. He re-
ported that the fundraising sys-
tem is up and running. Donations
may be made online at
www.pbes.org.
Principal Jeff Castleberry re-
ceived approval for Nancy Trout
to be hired as the new music
teacher.
Two prospective board
members appeared and gave brief
resumes. Kim Homewood told a
bit about her career with Shell Oil
Corporation. She and her hus-
band are consultants to the oil
industry. They have three chil-
dren and she really believes
Pensacola Beach is the perfect
place to raise them.
"I think the one thing that
makes this island great is the great
school," she said. "We are com-
mitted to this island and want to
stay here forever."
Gordon Sprague who spent
many years working for the gov-
ernment has been a race car
driver, and motivational speaker.

Surf Side Strollers
Walking Club
Thursday,
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He currently owns a Vermont
dairy farm. He has also served on
a national board for Florida State
University and his grandson,
Colin Hightower, is a student at


the Beach School.
Others who have expressed
interest in joining the Board are
Patrick Lanza, Shelby Smith, and
Julie Cardwell. New board mem-


bers will be accepted by vote at
the February 26 meeting. Marilyn
Sundstrom and Chris Bayer will
be leaving the board in late
spring.


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be at 6 p.m. at the school. The
enrollment policy will be on the
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Happy Mardi Gras! We are
well into the Mardi Gras season
and I love it! If you are not par-
ticipating, then you gotta be in
the hospital, crazy enough to be
put away somewhere or you are
just lacking a party spirit. That's
hard to imagine, as we all love
parties and will celebrate nearly
anything on this Island.
If you missed the Nauga
Breakfast, something is definitely
wrong with you! That is one of
the best breakfast parties on the
Island, right up there with of the
Krewe of Wrecks Champagne
Breakfast. It's also the only time
you are supposed to get out of
bed and put on pajamas to attend
a party. This is usually unaccept-
able at most parties. I love this
Krewe because you only have
one thing to do in order to join in
the fun that is show up and pay
your money at the door. No meet-
ings, dues, thinking, etc. It's
strictly fun! Danah was able to
make it with her hurt back, and
yours truly showed up in a knee
brace. But we would never miss
a Nauga Breakfast. You may have
to wheel some of us in on a gur-
ney at some point, since the
golden years seem to me to be
only golden for the medical pro-
fession. We still managed to
have fun.
And nothing was more fun
than seeing our own Sister of the
Beach Christine "Bunkie"
Hewerdine being crowned! She's
waited a long time to receive a ti-
ara and she certainly deserves it.
Bunkie and I have been friends
for over 20 years. Oh, we've had
our differences, but true friend-
ship wins every time. And she is
a true friend. She spent some time
away from the beach while rais-
ing her son, Seth, in Gulf Breeze,
but he's a big boy now, so it's time
for Mama to come back out and
play with the Sisters. She has
such a loving, giving spirit that
makes me proud to be her friend
and Sister.
We must have a tiara party
this summer. It's been a long time
since the last one. For those of
you who do not know about tiara
parties, they are for past, present
and future Queens. If you haven't
"officially" been crowned yet, just
pick up a tiara for yourself and
join the party. Every woman de-


serves a crown...
Don't forget Groundhog
Day, this Friday, is also the
Rhinestone and Royalty Party
at Paradise Bar & Grill. So, get
out your finery and shine it up
if you haven't already done so.
Since, we seem to be in'winter'
season, you might want your
shiny, glittery gloves, too. Has
there ever been a year that the
groundhog did not see his
shadow? I sure can't remember
one. They should bring the
groundhog down here, because
I'm tired of cold weather. And
with the gloomy weather we've
been having lately, he would most
definitely not see a shadow any-
where! Where is the Sun? I
guess it's been spending its time
elsewhere in the Sunshine State.
We also have the Black Tie Ball
on Saturday, Feb. 3 hosted by
the Nereids and Krewe of Brewe.
It willbe held at the Dock and tick-
ets are available from any of the
above Krewe members. (I guess
I'll have to decorate my knee
brace, but I'll be there!)
Okay, I came up with this
special recipe to celebrate all the
Royalty this year and I hope you
enjoy it. It makes beautiful pre-
sentation and is quite tasty. But,
I will dedicate this one to our beau-
tiful Nauga Queen, Christine. So,
my dear friend, this one's for
you.... Let's cook...

Mardi Gras Crowns

2 cups pineapple slices with
juice
1 cup purple grapes, chopped
2 envelopes low-cal lemon
flavored gelatin
Green sugar sprinkles

Drain pineapples and mea-
sure juice. Add enough boiling
water to make 2 cups of liquid.
Add gelatin and stir until dis-
solved. Chill for about 30 min.
or until slightly thickened.
While this is chilling, chop pine-
apple and grapes. Stir into
thickened liquid and pour into
6 individual molds; chill for 1
hour until firm. Invert onto serv-
ing dish and sprinkle with green
sugar sprinkles.
Enjoy, stay healthy and
celebrate Mardi Gras. See ya
in the kitchen or at the next
party!


Her royal highness Queen Nauga XIII Christine "Bunkie"
Hewerdine was crowned Saturday, January 27 at The Dock on
Pensacola Beach to rule over the mystical and elusive Nauga
kingdom during the 2007 Mardi Gras. Photo by BD Johnson


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FOR LOVERS ONLY
The Schroeders are prepar-
ing a Sweetheart Dinner for Two
at the Greenery in Gulf Breeze.
Find a sweetie and make plans to
wine and dine her or him Feb. 14.

BOOKWORM
The Bookmobile now has
two stops to better serve
Pensacola Beach Bookworms. It
will arrive mid-morning in the Ca-
sino Beach Parking lot February
13, 27 and March 13 and 27. Look
for the Bookmobile at the Beach
Church Parking lot February 6
and 20, as well as March 6 and 20.

MORE BOOKWORMS
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School is taking its library into a
completely computerized check
out system. The number one vol-
unteer and Beach School Board
member Marilyn Sundstrom has
stepped up to the task of research-
ing and bar coding each and ev-
ery book in the entire library. She
has enlisted the help of her
Pensacola Beach Optimist


friends, Bettie Lee Sundstrom and
Sandi Johnson. It's a labor of
love.

SEMINAR VISITORS
The Studer Group hosted its
first seminar of 2007 on Pensacola
Beach, January 17. More than 300
health care leaders from 32 states
and Canada attended "Taking
You and Your Organization to the
Next Level." Studer will present
two more seminars on Pensacola
Beach on achieving health care
excellence this year.

MARVELOUS
MERMAIDS
The members of the Mystic
Krewe of Nereids are famous for
their marvelous parties on
Pensacola Beach. They cleverly
disguise charitable fundraising at
the wild King Cake and Moon Pie
parties. After all the confetti
settled the Nereids sent a check
for $125 to the March of Dimes
and another check for $1100 to
the Favor House in honor of An-
drea Brunt.


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- Party Now or Snooze and Lose


The Mardi Gras season
speeds forward toward its cli-
matic peak before the final cur-
tain falls. Savor every moment of
every party during the next two
weeks. If you miss something,
you are out of luck for a whole
year. Krewe of Wrecks regular
meetings are almost over with the
grand finale at Sidelines on Feb-
ruary 5. If you still do not have a
krewe to call your own, ask about
any remaining memberships in
the Wrecks. Call Kay Turner at
932-4444.
Here's the
Party Schedule:
Rhinestones and Royalty
Starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb-
ruary 2, at Paradise Bar and Grill.
Open to everyone. Adam Holt
Band, live. Please wearyour royal
tiaras and crowns and plenty of
rhinestones. If you are not a king
or queen of anything, wear a
crown anyway.
Krewe of Brewe/Mystic
Krewe of Nereids Black
Tie Ball
Get out your best formal


evening clothes and head for The
Dock at eight o'clock on Satur-
day, February 3. Music will be by
two famous musical vendors,
Wildwood and Boogie, Inc. Cash
bar. Heavy hors d'oeuvres. King
and Queen of Nereids and the
Queen ofBrewe will be presented.
Tickets are $30 per person. Open
to everyone. Call 438-1660 for
ticket information.
Krewe of Warriors Ball
Mardi Gras Ball with a
Shogun theme. Party begins 7:30,
Friday, Feb 9 at the Hadji Shrine
Temple, Nine Mile Road,
Pensacola. Tim Jackson's Mr. Big
Party Band with horns and a fe-
male vocal troupe will entertain.
Attire is Themed Costumes,
Black Tie, Mardi Gras fun themes,
or casual. Tickets are $30 at the
door, but don't try to get in if you
are under 21.
Krewe ofJunkanoo
Kritter Krawl
Registration from noon to 1
p.m. for the best dressed animals
on Pensacola Beach. Saturday,
February 10. Animals go on stage
at the Gulfside Pavilion where


they are judged. Prizes will be
awarded for Owner-Pet Look
Alike, Judges Choice, and Most
Unusual. Entry fee is $10. Pro-
ceeds go to Animal Charities.
Krewe of Kids Parade
Fifteenth annual parade
begins at 12:30 at the Gulfside
Pavilion on February 10. Pint
sized paraders will steal your
heart as they follow along be-
hind their Royal Court and the
Biggest Kid.
Krewe of Wrecks
Costume Ball
The annual glittering Krewe
of Wrecks Mardi Gras Costume
Ball will be at The Dock at 8 p.m.
on Saturday, February 10. Danc-
ing, eating and drinking will be
the main activities. King Ralph
Tuner and Queen Sherry Van
Dyk will reign over the ball. For-
mal evening wear or costume
required. Tickets are $20 at the
door.
DeLuna Fest
French Quarter type celebra-
tion right in the Beach's historic
district, Sunday, February 11.
Live music by Tribe Irie at The


Islander, Zoe at Paddy
O'Leary's, and Paul Ewing at
The Break. Do the DeLuna
Dance. Bead throw will be from
the Islander's balcony. A King
and Queen will be selected from
among the most fabulous cos-
tumed partyers. Get dressed up.
Be one of the royals. Food and
drink specials all through the
party which starts at noon and
goes on and on and on.
Queen's Dinner
After all the queens on the
Beach get their tickets there are
very few seats left for this deli-
cious Prime Rib Dinner at


Flounder's on Monday, Febru-
ary 12 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20
and must be purchased in ad-
vance at a Krewe of Wrecks
meeting or call Kay Turner at
932-4444. This elegant event
fills up fast.
King's Supper
The King's Supper will be
at 6 p.m. at the Elk's Lodge with
hearty fare fit for a king. Tick-
ets must be purchased in ad-
vance at a Krewe of Wrecks
meeting or call Kay Turner at
932-4444. Hey, Kings, it's a
"swap story" time. Wear your
Captain's hat.


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Invites Artists, Lovers


and Leprechauns To Upcoming Events


By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church
The Way To Treat Each Other
If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
If you can resist complaining and boring people with your
troubles,
If you can eat the same food everyday and be grateful for it,
If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give
you time,
If you can overlook when people take things out on you when,
through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
If you can conquer tension without medical help,
If you can relax without liquor,
If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
Then you are probably the family dog
--author unknown

We often hear about a "dog's life" as if it were one of the
worst things in the world, but as I look at it, a "dog's life" is
not all that bad. No matter how we treat a dog, most of them
will come around wagging their tails and wanting to snuggle
up with us. For the most part, they get cared for quite well a
place to sleep, good meals during the day, a snack when per-
formance is good, and a pat on the head with the affirmation,
"Good Boy or Good Girl." If we could learn to treat others as
we treat our dogs, I think our world would be a more wonder-
ful place.
In fact, the French philosopher and theologian, Teilhard
de Chardin, (at least I always thought it was him), once said,
"The way we treat people is the way we treat God."
I think that's a good thought to retain as we move through-
out our days. It might make us more aware and thoughtful of
the needs of others. It might make us more sensitive as we
drive our cars on the highways, and might make us react more
kindly to those who treat us with anger or dislike. I wonder
what would happen is we made that into a bumper sticker, or
placed in on the door of our refrigerator.
"The way we treat people is the way we treat God."


Exercise Your Creativity
The Hospitality Commis-
sion of Our Lady of the As-
sumption will be offering water-
color classes to anyone (even
if you can't draw a straight line).
Classes will be held in Hunt Hall
on Wednesday mornings from
9 till noon beginning January
31. The classes will run six
weeks with the participants
completing a painting each
week. Supplies will be available
if needed. All proceeds will be
donated to Our Lady of the As-
sumption. To register, contact
Karen Peterson at (850) 974-
6589.
Valentine's Dinner and
Auction
Our Lady is hosting a


The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School Computer Lab
is full of hardworking students
preparing to take the FCAT ac-
cording to Monika Springer, lab
coordinator. Students who were
recognized as the most dedi-
cated during the week of Janu-
ary 8 -12 are: Kindergarten, Eric
Furrow; first grade Meredith
McCurdy; second grade, Edgar
Shigley; third grade, Jacob
Scarberry; fourth grade Peyton
Hoover; and fifth grade Reghan
Elliott.
The following week kinder-
gartner Alli Seeker was named
the Student of the Week along
with Julia Wasner, first grade;
Kylie Finkbone, second grade;


Valentine's Day Potluck Dinner
and Benefit Auction, February
10 at Hunt Hall. All beach and
nearby community folks, in-
cluding snow birds, are invited
to attend. For dinner, join us at
6 p.m. and bring a covered side
dish to share. Our Lady Hospi-
tality will provide the meat. At
this event, bid in a live auction
of contributed "gifts" (serious
and fun things) to benefit the
Beavers family.
Celebrate St. Patrick's At
Our Lady

Our Lady of the Assump-
tion shall present its annual
corned beef and cabbage St.
Patty's day dinner/party open to
the community on Saturday,


Tristan Scott, third grade; Colin
Hightower, fourth grade and
Stephanie Moraes, fifth grade.
Students have continued
to improve their computer skills
along with math and reading
grades through the use of the
Success Maker software pro-
gram.


March 17, 6:30 p.m. inHunt Hall.
Admission is $5.00 per person
and St. Patrick and friends usu-
ally attend this function eachyear,
which is always a fun time for the
community. Snowbirds and resi-
dents alike -join us for this fes-
tive evening!


Pensacola Beach
Community Church
United Church of Christ
Via de Luna & Ave 18
Sunday Services 10 a.m.

Our Lady of the
Assumption Catholic
Mission
Via de Luna & Ave 18
Sunday Mass 9:45 a.m.


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Partiers come from everywhere to catch the Nereids Moon
Pies at the Shaker. (L to R) are: Mary Ann Shea and Joe Shea from
Delaware: Andy Cummins and Chrissv Snaldina from Indiana.


Beach residents Tracey and Mike McLaughlin who own Lee
Tracey on the Boardwalk stopped in at the Moon Pie Party at the
Shaker. They are Mardi Gras veterans from the Gulfport area
originally.



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Sundown


CRABS WE GOT 'EM
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
PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
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.
850-916-5087.

SEVILLE QUARTER
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
www.rosies.com


FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
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,
founder.
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach. Next to the
55 ft. shrimp boat. Open everyday. 850-932-2003.
www.flounderschowderhouse.com
PEGLEG PETE'S
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-
shirt.
Look forthe Jolly Rogers flying overthe west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11. 932-4139.
www.peglegpetes.com
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
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
games.
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-
3660.


MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
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

SANDSHAKER LOUNGE
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 ISLANDER LOUNGE
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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[Ed. Note: Freddy had to take
a brief hiatus from writing this
week. He swears he is not out
surfing somewhere. He would like
to you to visit his website]
If you have not traveled to
www.espocreative.com ever or
recently, wax up your mouse and
dive right in. The site immerses
visitors and surfers alike into the
world of surfing a la Espo. Feast
your eyes on the sumptuous art-
work which is served up from
Freddy's brain to the computer
screen or visit the EspoCreative
part of the site. You will step into
the more serious design, market-
ing and computer repair section.
It's a credit to the years that
Freddy has put into the art form
of promotion through websites
and computerized graphics.
Wave forms, surf report and
cams are all just a click away.

Two Bridges -
One Finish Line
So, you've made a New
Year's resolution to get in shape.
Get a good start to the year by
participating in the Tenth Annual
Pensacola Double Bridge Run on
Saturday, February 3. The Double
Bridge is shaking things up for
its tenth birthday, starting with a
new route. 15K runners will be-
gin on South Palafox Street by the
Palafox Pier at 7:30 a.m. and will
run against traffic. 5K runner start
at 7:35 a.m. infront of Dolphin Sta-
dium in Gulf Breeze, run around
the stadium, and continue
against traffic up the overpass
going toward Pensacola Beach.
As usual, the race will end at
Hooter's on Pensacola Beach for
the post race party.
There are several ways to
register for the Double Bridge
Run. Registration forms are avail-
able at the Pensacola Sports As-
sociation office, 101 West Main
Street, Pensacola, at all local Hoot-
ers restaurants and online at
www.DoubleBridgeRun.com.
Registration is $25 for the 5K run/
walk and $30 for the 15K run.
There will be no race day regis-
tration this year, so please regis-
ter early.
Another new feature is that
the busses will be shuttling run-
ners to their cars after the race.


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Wave forms provides a scientific
mapping system based on wave
height, wind speed and peak di-
rection. Cams allow you to voy-
eur onto beaches as close as Ca-
sino Beach, Destin or Mexico
Beach or gaze at Cocoa Beach.
And, of course, the Surf Report
which is too often flat.
But perhaps the most inter-
esting part of the site is the Rant.
The rant section is newly re-
vamped and hosts a forum for dis-
cussion on topics like "Central
Gulf Exploration," "What's In
Your Quiver," "Want A Surfer's
Memorial T-Shirt," "Spambots,"
and "Any Carveboarders Out
There".
A free exchange of ideas
which flow from the original ques-
tion posed with answers and col-
orful comments. Most are to the
point. Some are pointed and oth-
ers are down right sharp.
Surf or surf the web.


Whenthe New Orleans Saints
ran onto the turf at Soldier Field on
Sunday, January 21, they had al-
ready left fourteenAFC teams and
fourteen NFC teams in the dust.
They were one of four of the
nation's best remaining teams.
The sight of snowflakes fall-
ing on the helmets of the South's
division winners didn't seem quite
right. Even the fleurde lis were turn-
ing blue. Somehow, the Saints
never did get warmed up. How
warm can you get in sub-freezing
temperatures?
And yet, out of the blue, came
the game's most spectacular play.
When Reggie Bush snagged a
Brees pass and
bumped and
dodged his way to
the end zone. The
odds were against
him all the way, but
when he came close
to the goal line he Reggie Bush
realized he was far enough ahead
to do a flip into the end zone, and
then stand up and dance a little jig.
What a rookie! While it would
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Prior to the game, many of
the sportswriters were predict-
ing a Saints win. This bolstered
the fans' already frenzied spirits.
After all, these guys must know
more than the average armchair
coach. But, the Saints did notwin
So, when they sloshed off
Soldier Field on that cold, wet
Sunday afternoon, they were still
the runners-up in the NFC Cham-
pionship game. They were divi-
sional winners, guided by the
Coach of the Year, Sean Payton.
Their quarterback Drew Brees
had been named the starter in


the Pro Bowl. And, yes, they had only
been one game away from playing in
the Super Bowl. Considering their
forty year record be-
fore this year, who
could ask for more?
More than that,
they brought hope and
pleasure to an almost
lost city. They gave
Sean Payton that city the promise of
greater and more glorious moments
to come. The Saints gave their fans a
great ride in 2006. The proud Who
Dats arejoyously looking forward to
fall2007.
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PAGE 14 Island Times January 31, 2007


Should Dah,

Would Dah,

Could Dah!
By Pete Della Ratta

What do you make time for
these days and how do you pri-
oritize the "Things to Do List"?
There are not enough hours of
sunlight in the day or enough
dark time to get done what needs
to get done these days. It seems
the right time to do it is now but
we do not have enough time to
get it accomplished.
"Let's go fishing this week-
end" is one statement I always
hear or how about "When was
the last time you were on the wa-
ter" is the other question I always
hear.
My answer to the first one
is, "I don't have time to sneeze,
never mind rig a rod and reel" and
that is when the next question has
to be answered like this; "I
crossed the bridge to go to a meet-
ing the other day. Does that
count?"
My poles are collecting dust
as we speak. I feel like fishing is
like the boat you use. The more
you do it, the better it runs and
the more relaxed you are when
you are in that element of the out-
doors. The more I think about it,
the more I should make time to
spend on the water, so stress
goes out and relaxation does its
work. Who doesn't want to have
a rod and reel in the hand, with a
cold drink next to them waiting
for the drag of the reel to start
screaming so a few stories can be
shared between friends for a life-
time? That is relaxing to me and
some others I know. I guess it
comes down to how you can slow
this crazy world down long


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enough to enjoy what has been
put here for our enjoyment.
I do not want to look back
when I retire and say I wish I
would have gone fishing or went
to the beach more often with my
family instead of going to that
meeting or practice. Why not
take a day off of work and enjoy
what is in front of you? Isn't that
what paid time off is for and not
for saving up just in case of an
emergency?
I am the worst at spur of the
moment. Everything has to be
planned in order to be fun or ex-
citing to me, but I am learning how
to enjoy what I have and make
the best of it with the time that
has been allotted to me. Having
the time and making the time for
whatever you want to do are two
separate worlds but each corre-
lates to the other forjust that rea-
son. If it does not get done, then
when is it going to? If Ijust start
it, which is the hard part, then I
will want to finish it as fast as I
can because I hate an unfinished
project.
The important lesson in all
of this mess is if the task does
not get done at this very moment,
then is it going to be a life or death
matter? Can it wait until another
weekend so you can save some
of your sanity and rig that rod
and reel up for a day on the water
with some friends?
I know the next time I "should
da" will be a "did it" and didn't
regret it!


The following students at
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School have been named to the
Honor Roll for the second nine
week grading period.

Debbie Campanella's
Second Grade Class

"A" Honor Roll
Michaele Dunne

"A/B" Honor Roll
ColinAdams
BentonByrd
Angelica Dempsey
Richard Earle
Mary Elliott
Kylie Finkbone
Daniel Green
Alise Holk
Joseph Martin
Maddie Mccurdy
Reddon Mclaurine

Joy McLaurine's Third
Grade Class

"A" Honor Roll
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"A/B" Honor Roll
Jace Amberson
Jacob Baldwin
Maguire Foreste
Jacob Scarberry

Susan McLeod's Fourth
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William Green
Madeline Mateer

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Zane Gill
Jon Grigsby
Savannah Mccleary
Duncan Niven
Sara Post
Ian Price
WilliamRoyer
David Taylor


Margie Pitts Fifth Grade
Class

"A" Honor Roll
Savannah Dunne
Reghan Elliott
Mitchell Robbins
Bailey Trzcinski

"A/B" Honor Roll
Arthur Holk, Jr.
WilliamMclin
Stephanie Moraes
Molly O'Donovan
Kimberly Stilson


Pensacola Beach Elementary School students entered the Elk's
Lodge "Why I am proud to be an American" Essay Contest last
month. Family and friends gathered around Kimberly Stilson, center,
when she received her $100 Savings Bond award are (L to R): Jim
McReynolds, Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge; Beach School Staffer
Irene Rathbone who is also Kimberly's grandmother; Kimberly, Kelly
Stilson, mother; and teacher Margie Pitts.


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Queen of Poker Crowned, Women Play Weekly


Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun head-
quarters has announced that a
true poker coronation
has taken place on
Pensacola Beach. Rising
among the chips and
cards, Janie Uzdevenes
has been crowned the
Poker Queen for 2006.
Her official title is the
Top Female Texas Hold
'Em 4 Fun Player of the
Year. She battled to a
third place finish at the
end of year Champions
Tournament held at Para-
dise Bar and Grill which Ja
made her the last woman
standing, or rather, sit-
ting. The Champions Tournament
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from monthly tournaments.
Monday night games are


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played at the waterfront tables of
the Paradise Bar and Grill on
Pensacola
Beach. On Janu-
ary 15 Tim
Rinker took the
chip lead and
did not let up
until he secured
the win. Fran
Cox challenged
him right at the
end, but Tim
took the final
hand and all the
chips with two
ie Uzdevenes pairs.
"We had a
great crowd
with some new ladies playing the
first time," said Rick Uzdevenes,
promoter. "Local J.J. was a wel-
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Mardi Gras Mistress
Pamela Sullivan preferred
to mask at the
Sandshaker's Costume
Party, January 19. She noted
that her whole costume
came from Venus in
Paradise where she
works.


Melanie. Paradise owner, Fred
Simmons, even stayed around
and watched the action."
The following week Michelle
Bourgeois overcame much adver-
sity to defeat all the top players
and then took out Fran Cox in the
final for a big win on January 22.
Paddy O'Leary's hosts games
on Tuesday nights. Fran Cox took
out Jason Funk in the final hand
on January 16. That's Frannie's
sixth win at Paddy's! Two new
names popped up on the winners
list on January 23 at Paddy's. Scott
Stanley defeated Jay Donaway in
an action packed evening' of poker
in Downtown Pensacola Beach.
The Islander Lounge offers
twice as much action by hosting
games on Wednesday and Satur-
day. Waldo Defindorfin made a
short stack comeback to take the
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Grice shows his true
colors at the Sandshaker
Costume Party, January 19
on Pensacola Beach. Who
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costume than Tommy? No
one apparently.


January 13 Saturday Night Poker
Tournament at the Historic Is-
lander Lounge. Steve Shrader and
Trace Lewis called Waldo's all in
and went all out. Steve had
enough chips for second place.
Trace was a strong third.
On Wednesday, Jan. 17 a 90
minute final table battle royal en-
sued. Travelin' Jamey Prowant
rode Truckin' Larry Richard into
the sand to claim the first place t-
shirt and his name in The Island
Times. Chester Rice made his first
appearance at the Beach and had
a great time on the football table
where he ended up beating the
card champ Jamey Prowant.
Saturday night action heated
up when Trace Lewis pulled out
another come-from-behind charge
to capture the January 20 crown.
Birthday Girl Anne Vinson did


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second place anyway in a packed
upstairs Cypress Bar at the Is-
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PAGE 16 Island Times January 31,2007


Liautys ach

By Danah & Gwen Gibson


by Pandora de Balthazar


With Mardi Gras events,
Valentine's Day, and wedding
season upon us, I have decided
to add a new service to my reper-
toire, which I believe will benefit
women of all ages. Makeup les-
sons! (Yes, I am professionally
trained in this area. I have also
had 32 years experience of paint-
ing my own face!)
Who will benefit? Teenagers
who are just learning to apply
makeup, may have mothers who
either don't wear makeup, or don't
know much about applying it.
Women who would like to wear
makeup to enhance their looks,
but aren't sure how or where to
start. Aging ladies, whose old
"routine" just isn't working for
them anymore. All of these cat-
egories of gals will benefit along
with women who would like to
learn more about the art of appli-
cation.
These sessions will last typi-
cally one hour, with the client
bringing her own makeup, apply-
ing it in her normal fashion, while
I observe, ask questions and take
notes. Then, a summary list will
be made of what you can do to
improve and simplify your rou-
tine.
Next, we will remove all of the
makeup that was just applied, and
I will do my thing with my kit. This


Festival Gets

Metaphysical
The Emerald Coast Meta-
physical Festival will be Saturday
and Sunday, February 17 18, at
the Navarre Conference Center at
the Comfort Inn, on Highway 98.
The festival will have a pot-
pourri of Vendors, Psychics,
Readers, Healers and Speakers.
Unlimited Horizons of the Emer-
ald Coast, Inc. is hosting the
event. A donation of $10.00 will
be requested at the door. The
public is invited. The purpose of
this festival is to raise funds to
supplement our nominal monthly
donation requests to enable Un-
limited Horizons to bring in to the
Emerald Coast more nationally
recognized speakers.
For a listing of participating
vendors and speakers browse:
www.unlimited-horizons.org.


hands-on application will include
a personally designed choice of
colors, along with application tips
and techniques.
The client will leave with a
list of reminders, face map of
where to apply what color, and
solutions to any problems we
might address almost a kind of a
prescription!
I do alot of Bridal makeup,
and it is such a joy to me to see
the look on the bride's face when
she glances in the mirror, and sees
how beautiful she really is. One
of the many great pleasures of my
job!
These lessons will include
everyday looks, evening party
spruce-ups,and just about any-
thing that you want to know. My
brain is bursting with this knowl-
edge, and I would love to share
some of it! This is also my small
way of "beautifying the beach!"
The cost for this service will
be $25. Please call to schedule in
advance. This would also make a
great gift certificate for Valentine's
Day, guys!
The Hair Hotline is open for
Beautifying the Beach appoint-
ments at 932-4323.
It's Mardi Gras season. Get
out and attend a party or parade.
It's good for your spirit. Let the
good times roll.


As Mardi Gras approaches,
the days need to be longer to ac-
commodate the joys of this happy
and celebratory season.
One of the things that seems
to get lost in the party planning is
getting enough sleep. Perhaps we
need more slumberparties, pajama
parties, and pillow parties to en-
courage all our revelers to slumber
to fun and fantasy this Mardi Gras.
Until then, I'd like to encourage all
of you out there in Paradise to:
Sleep the sweet sleep of
peace, love, comfort andjoy. It will
make the difference in your Mardi
Gras party time! So, here's a little
rhyme, to help you keep time, and
hopefully make you think about
getting your winks!
Fill up your SLEEP BANK, with
hours to spare...
'Cause when Mardi Gras
comes, you'll be pulling out your
hair!
Late night parties and work
schedules combine...
To make your head ache and
take out the shine!
If you want to make
memories and have fun all the
time,
Make sure to sleep and get
bed rest so, for sure, you'll be
fine!
Give yourself credit and
accept how it is,
Good sleep is important, so
make it your biz!
Fill up you SLEEP BANK, it


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Sleep deprivation, lack of
sleep, has been undeniably the
source of numerous health conse-
quences.
For those of you out there
who believe you can sleep when
you are dead, think very carefully
about that, because you are lining
yourself up to be affected by many
consequences of sleep depriva-
tion. You already know some of
the problems caused from lack of
sleep, but may not realize that sleep
alone can, and has been proven to
cause many illnesses, such as:
obesity, heart disease, hyperten-
sion, diabetes, migraines, depres-
sion, irritability, memory problems


and poor work performance, not
to mention quality of life issues.
In fact, if you sleep less than
8 full hours of uninterrupted sleep
nightly, or if your child sleeps less
than 11 [yes, eleven!] hours of
uninterrupted sleep nightly, then
you are depriving yourself of
powerful rejuvenation furnished
by the body in the sleep cycle.
So, if you truly want to en-
joy life and have a happy and fun
Mardi Gras, think now, and make
your plan to achieve 8 or 9 hours
each night and begin to feel the
difference in your body's motor
skills and your mind's memory
skills, not to mention how much
more fun you will be to those
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Tte tIZARD'5 TONGUE
by E.K. Hewson


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DeLuna Fest February 11

Historic District Pensacola Beach


Well my Super Bowl frenzy,
as exciting as it was, is officially
over after the Chicago Bears
trounced the New Orleans Saints
in the NFC Championships. Just
as well, like my beloved Saints
both my son, Harry, and I lost our
bids for free Super Bowl tickets.
Some kid from Corona, California
won the NFLRUSH.com contest.
Let itbe known that I'llbe switch-
ing both my brands of soda and
chips. My loyalty to the Saints,
however, is as true and unwaver-
ing as the day the franchise was
founded which brings me to cer-
tain observations about all the so-
called "Who Dat Believers" in
Eastern Carolina and throughout
the U.S.
A few weeks ago I couldn't
go anywhere in my small rural
town without seeing black and
gold fleur de lis insignias and num-
ber 25 Reggie Bush football jer-
seys. I even saw a shopper at the
commissary wearing a New Or-
leans Saints parka. We chatted in
line and he admitted that the clos-
est he ever got to New Orleans
was when he was stationed in
Pensacola. He considered himself
an avid football fan in general and
was hopeful that New Orleans
would go all the way. Somehow I
have the feeling the next time I
see him he will either be wearing
a Bears or Colts jersey the team
dujour of Super Bowl XVI.
My all-time favorite sports
writer and commentator is Na-
tional Public Radio contributor
and Sports Illustrated senior
writer Frank Deford. I was hop-
ing that I could find something
he had written or said that would
define today's Saints fan. He was
curiously quiet. My internet re-
search left me punting on fourth
down after I read one article after
the next that people, notice I
didn't use the word fan, wanted


the Saints to win because it was a
Cinderella story and New Orleans
desperately needed a happy end-
ing. Just for clarification, Drew
Brees wears cleats not glass slip-
pers, and he probably arrives for
games in some kind of chauf-
feured SUV, not a pumpkin. So I
decided to come up with my own
playbook on what constitutes a
Saints fan.
A true New Orleans Saints'
fan must be first and foremost
humble and a gracious loser. Con-
versely, he or she must also be
able to call a friend or relative
during any nationally broadcast
Saints game and yell "Who Dat!"
whenever New Orleans makes a
big play and hang up immediately
for fear of missing the next series
of downs. To Saints fans, there
was only one Manning to ever
play in the NFL and he wore the
number 8. A long time Saints fan
has been to at least one game in
Tulane stadium and has at least
once worn a bag over his or her
head while either watching a game
live or onTV Placing small brown
paper bags over any type of voo-
doo dolls or gris gris puts a fan
into an altogether different cat-
egory. The ultimately loyal Saints
fan will not only remember when
Tom Dempsey kicked the record
breaking 63 yard field goal, but
will have owned the 45 rpm record


Silver Sale Set

If bling is your thing, don't
miss the Sterling Silver Jewelry
Sale hosted by the Gulf Breeze
Hospital Auxiliary Friday, Febru-
ary 2 from 7 to 4 in the hospital
lobby.
"We have over 10,000 pieces
in stock and offer free onsite en-
graving," said Shari Fulford, pub-
licity chairman.


Inspired by the Masai Tribe, MBT (Masai Barefoot
Technology) is a range of footwear which reestablishes our
natural conditions of standing and walking.
~/ * Strengthens & tones muscles in
.feel. legs, buttocks, stomach &
back
- Increases muscle activity &
circulation
iRelieves muscular tension, back
and joint problems
Leads to a relaxed upright posture
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made from the final seconds of
that November 1970 game. (By the
way, "These Boots Are Made For
Walkin') is on the flip side of that
45. Down, but not out, Saints fans
can rattle off all the has-been quar-
terbacks and coaches the Saints
acquired. Some have even been
photographed for the beach
newspaper while enjoying cock-
tails at long gone infamous beach
establishments. The litmus test
for anyone who lives on
Pensacola Beach and claims to be
a Saints fan is this simple ques-
tion: Do you know Bobby
Draper?
Finally there is the fanatical
Saints fan who knows the exact
amount of days from the date of
this publication until the first kick-
off of the 2007 season and that
the Promise Land awaits the
Saints in Glendale, Arizona on
February 3, 2008.

Until next time...


It's SAW 1' 1iaY


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Stunning water views and spectacular sunsets abound
from this waterfront townhouse on Sabine Bay. Agreat front
row seat for the beach fireworks, and famous Blue Angels Air
Show. Unit has been totally upgraded and is good as new.
This townhome features a stainless steel range and refrigera-
tor, upstairs and downstairs air conditioned sunrooms, hot tub,
and open air decks on both levels. Boat docking privileges
are available behind the unit on Sabine Bay. Never flooded.


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January 31, 2007


Island Times


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PAGE 18 Island Times January 31,2007


Sometimes columns just pop
into my mind. This week, well, I
was searching. I called my
nephew, Harry "McFlye"
Hewson, who answered the
phone with a comment about sail-
ors, and I responded with, "This
is your captain."
This comment was met with,
"Good one, Duckie."
I then told him I had a di-
lemma. "Do you know what a di-
lemma is McFlye?"
He answered no, he didn't.
So I defined dilemma and asked
him for help in writing my column.
Here are my nine-year-old
nephew's contributions to this
column or what I will fondly refer
to McFlye's topics.
Harry Hewson got Principal's
Pride two nine week sessions in a
row.
"What is that?" I asked.
"That means all A's in all
subjects," McFlye replied.
"Good job!" I said. I need
more news."
"Okay, how about an em-
ployee of the month," he volun-
teered.
"Who was employee of the
month?" I asked.
"I don't know Duckie. Select
someone who is employee of the
month like Sponge Bob."


Safety experts agree that the
single most important factor in
surviving a criminal attack is to
have a personal, safety strategy
in place before it is needed.
That's the focus of "Refuse
to Be a Victim," a handbook and
name of a new Pensacola Junior
College Continuing Education
course.
The course is offered for
adults 9 a.m. to noon Saturday,
Feb. 10, and for parents and chil-
dren (preschool and up) 9 a.m. to
noon Saturday, Feb. 24, at the
Pensacola campus. Cost is $30
per person.
Lessons cover the psychol-
ogy of criminal predators, mental
preparedness, self-defense
physical training, personal pro-
tection devices, home/automo-
bile/technology security, out-of-
town-travel security, and stu-
dents also receive a copy of
"Refuse to Be a Victim."


"Okay, then I'll make Sponge
Bob of the Gulf of Mexico, the
Employee of the Month."
After laughing my head off,
I continued. This was getting
good.
"I need something else.
What else have you got for me?"
"Jumping rope forthe Ameri-
can Heart Association. It serves
as a fundraiser and gets your
heart rate up. It helps children all
over the world," McFlye re-
ported.
I asked him to elaborate on
that.
"Sure," he said. "Number
one, it provides research dollars
for new equipment for heart dis-
ease and number two it provides
our gym at school with more
equipment."
This was perfect. We had ac-
complished so much in this one
phone conversation. McFlye had
made me laugh, had given me
good information and had writ-
ten my column.
By the way McFlye has pub-
lished his own newspaper. It is
full of hand drawn artwork with
hilarious stories which his mother
helps him photocopy at Office
Depot. He charges one dollar for
a subscription.
What can I say? It's genetic!


or go to www.pjc.edu/
ContinuingEducation. For more
information, call 484-1797.


Lifeguards

Needed for

Seashore
Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore Superintendent Jerry
Eubanks announced today that
the Park is recruiting for its Beach
Rescue Lifeguard Program in the
Florida District. The Park plans
to fill seasonal lifeguard positions
for the Perdido Key Area in
Florida. One Lead Lifeguard, sta-
tioned in Florida, will supervise
guards in both Florida and Mis-
sissippi districts. Applicants
must be 18 years of age when they
come on duty and have current
certifications for Lifeguard, CPR,
and Basic First Aid. Applicants
will be required to pass a perfor-
mance test that includes a 600-
yard swim in less than 10 minutes,
perform simulated rescues and
escapes, demonstrate proficiency
in CPR, and swim underwater 125
feet with a total of four breaths.
"Employment as a Lifeguard
with the Park is a great opportu-
nity to earn extra money for col-
lege or for the summer. The start-
ing salary, depending on experi-
ence, is $10.82 $15.79 per hour,"
said Superintendent Eubanks.
Lifeguards will receive on the job
training for Open Water Rescue
(USLA) and First Responder (Na-
tional Registry) courses. Those
interested in applying should
contact the Park's personnel job
line at 850-934-2601 or obtain in-
formation online at
www.usajobs.opm.gov.
Additional information re-
garding the Gulf Islands National
Seashore Beach Rescue Life-
guard Program is available under
the Management Section (Jobs)
at www.nps.gov/guis.


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Recycling one alumi-
num can saves enough en-
ergy to power a television
for three hours.
Americans throw
away enough aluminum to
rebuild our entire commer-
cial fleet of airplanes every
3 months.
Aluminum cans produced in the United States can contain
at least 50 percent recycled content.
Beach Recycling Centers
Via de Luna Between Pensacola Beach Elementary School
and Our Lady Catholic Mission
Ft Pickens Road East of Fort Gate, soundside
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CLASSIFIED ADS are $5 for 20 words. Additional words are 10 cents each. Send ad with check made payable to Shelley Ink, P.O. Box 844, Gulf Breeze, FL
32562.


Real Estate For Sale

Unobstructed Gulf View 4
BR/4 BA. $995,000. Jeremy S.
Johnson, Realtor, Island Re-
alty of Pensacola Beach.
850-377-3145


Pensacola Beach
Townhome 3/2.5, just steps
from the Gulf. Great waterfront
views from patio and balcony.
As is price makes this a great
investment property.
$395,000. Call Dennis
Remesch, Re/Max on the
Coast. 850-384-7607


Gulf Breeze Proper 2 Bed-
room. 2 bath Sailwind Condo.
Immaculate with pool. New in-
terior. $135,000. Jeremy S.
Johnson, Realtor, Island Re-
alty of Pensacola Beach.
850-377-3145


Great Investment Opportu-
nity 3 bedroom/2.5 bath
townhouse for under
$200,000. Swimming pool with
waterfall. Lush landscaping.
Many financing options avail-
able. Available for Lease. Call
850-934-3233 for your tour.
Real Estate House

Pensacola Beach Gulf Front
Emerald Isle Unit 604- 2 bed-
rooms/ 2 baths. Gulf front liv-
ing at its best. Located within
easy walking distance of res-
taurants and shopping. Sold
furnished. $550,000 MLS
314598 Jeremy S. Johnson,
Realtor, Island Realty
850-377-3145


DEEP PROTECTED WATER-
FRONT: 3 bedroom townhome
w/4 slips & Gulf views, no flood-
ing walk to Gulf pier & Board-
walk $575,000 Call Grey Burge
@ Real Estate House
850-572-7355

VIARDI GRAS BEADS
W/anted- Krewe of Kids will use
hem as their parade throws
:lease leave at Danah's Hai
Studio, Pensacola Beach


Real Estate For Rent

DAILY -WEEKLY MONTHLY
Gulf Front Condo Emerald Isle
on beautiful Pensacola Beach.
Two bedroom Two bath, heated
pool / jacuzzi. Tastefuly fur-
nished. Call 850-934-3442


Gulf Front Condo Emerald
Isle 2 & 3 Bedroom Vacation
Condos for rent. Beautifully
Decorated. Heated PoolL/
Jacuzzi Mention this ad for dis-
counts. Call (850) 932-0775 or
(800) 554-3695


Three Bedroom House Fur-
nished. Monthly or Annual.
Completely Remodeled. Quiet
neighborhood on Sound side. A
Deal at $1100 per month. 850-
916-9966.


Pensacola Beach Townhome
for rent. Nice 2 bedroom/1.5
bath/1 car garage. $1200/mo.
Call 324-2310 or 516-9315.

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Portofino Premium gulf
front unit, furnished
$850,000
Portofino- Best 2 bedroom
unit in the complex. Unob-
structed views of the gulf,
sound, and westerly view
of beach $925K
Jeremy S. Johnson
Broker Associate/
Realtor
Island Realty of
Pensacola Beach
850-377-3145
Fax: 850-916-7199
www.JeremyJohnsonRealtor.com
New Website!


Help Wanted

Surf Side Food Store- Full time
and part time positions. Work in
downtown Pensacola Beach.
Good Pay. Good Working Con-
ditions. Great Location. Apply in
person at the store, 22 Via de
Luna, Pensacola Beach.


School Bus Driver. Pensacola
Beach Elementary. Full or part
time. 850-934-4020

Rental Wanted



Wanted: Gulf front or Gulf
view annual lease, with
easy beach access: 850
450 4634, cell.

Prefer single family home,
but spacious and private
condo will be considered,
furnished or unfurnished.
Will consider lease, lease
purchase, or purchase for
the right home!


Items For Sale


BEDROOM SET 7 piece Solid
Wood Set, still in box. Retail $3000.
Sell $1095. Can deliver 850-418-
2015

DINING ROOM SET NEW double
pedestal table, w/leaf, 2 arm, 4 side
chairs, hutch & buffet. Retail $4K.
Must sell $1595. Can deliver 850-
418-5274

MINI TRUCK CAMPER SHELL 7
ft. with crawl through window. $150
850-916-9966


Mardi Gras Parade, Feb 18, 2 p.m.


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Capable, Bonded, Licensed
Available to clean your home or of-
fice. Please call 850-490-5817 or
850-494-0964 for an appointment.

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