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Volume II, Number 21 Pensacola Beach, Florida February 14, 2007


A romance has been brewing for nine years between Michael Sullivan and Christy Jones. Last Saturday, the couple, surrounded by friends and
family said their wedding vows beneath the venerable oak trees at Morgan Park. For more on this story, see Page 2.


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PAGE 2 Island Times February 14, 2007


A Love Story


Valentines Tie The Knot


This is a love story. It all
starts with a customer whose
bartender became his confi-
dante. Michael John Sullivan
kept showing up at the
Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge a
few years ago where Martha
Christine Jones was the bar-
tender.
"At first we had a patron-
bartender relationship," said
Christy. "Then, we became re-
ally good friends and somehow
things turned to romance."
Christy and Michael have
been together now for nine
years, so this year they decided


Fourteen studies made
over the past twenty plus years
to help guide the direction of
the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity do not address today's is-
sues. The SRIAboard, meeting
at a special visioning workshop
at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 6
concluded that the matter
should be on the agenda at the
February board meeting. Mem-
ber John Peacock suggested
that the Board should direct
staff to prepare a Request for
Qualifications from planning
providers.
Dave Hemphill,
Baskerville Donovan Engi-
neers, the firm delegated to
study the fourteen plans, said
the Comprehensive Land Use
Plan prepared by Wallace, Rob-
erts and Todd in 1988, was by
far the best plan. However, the
plan is now nineteen years old.
Dave recalled a committee
of Joe Endry, Vince Whibss,
E.W. Hopkins, and Bill Griffith
that noted that Pensacola Beach
was not family friendly. So, the
bars surrounding Casino Beach
were razed and the Pavilion
was constructed. He added that
a study over the two year pe-
riod revealed that the Casino
Parking Lot was only filled sev-
enteen days of the year.
Vernon Prather, Board
Chairman, said, however, that
he was concerned about park-
ing.
"We should prioritize goals
and focus on that issue," he
said.
He noted that five items


to get married.
This love story reached its
culmination on Saturday, Feb-
ruary 10 when Shelley Johnson
performed their wedding cer-
emony in Morgan Park.
Joe Sullivan, Mike's
brother was the Best Man and
Sherry Arnett, Christy's sister
served as the Matron of Honor.
The bride was given away by
her brother-in-law Jan Arnett.
The newlyweds have five
grown children who attended
the wedding. Mike's children
are Michelle Brooks and her
husband, Jake from Cambridge,


were identified for consider-
ation including an updated
Land Use Plan, parking/ park-
ing garage, construction of a
boardwalk around the core
area, and additional public fa-
cilities and development at Ca-
sino Beach.
Dr. Thomas Campanella
presented the Board members
with a copy of a FEMA report
entitled, "Revitalize Santa Rosa
Island." It stated that the Board
should secure funding for plan-
ning and consulting services,
prepare scope of work and ad-
vertisement, select and retain a
planning consultant, and de-
velop and adopt a new compre-
hensive plan through the pub-
lic planning process involving
all the stakeholders.
When the floor was open
for questions and comments,
Dan Green agreed that a new
Land Use Plan is necessary. He
made several suggestions in-
cluding the possibility that the
school may construct a
Pensacola Beach Performing
Arts Center. The building
would serve as a permanent
means of funding for the school
for years to come, according to
Dan.
"This would generate
funds for the school as well as
bring another dimension to the
Beach," Dan said. "Even those
who come here for conferences
could use this facility."
The SRIA Full Board meet-
ing is today, February 14, at 5
p.m. at the Authority office. The
meeting is open to the public.


Massachusetts and Mary Helen
Sullivan, Pensacola. Christy's
children are Chris White from
Oxford, Ala.; Buff Thompson
and husband, James, Saks, Ala.;
and Miles Jones and his wife
Samantha, from St. Augustine,
Fla.
Other out of town guests in
addition to Sherry and Jan
Arnett, Palm Coast, Fla. and
their children Justin, Jason,


No one has ever written a
book about it, but there is an un-
written law of conduct to be ob-
served during Mardi Gras pa-
rades. Although you are in a huge
crowd, all vying to catch the
same pair of beads, keep your
cool. If the trinkets and beads are
clearly headed to one person, let
him have them. The Krewe of
Wrecks parade is noted for its
generosity. You will wind up
with more than you can carry, so
be patient.
Even if it is Mardi Gras,
maintain your normal safety
rules. Do not jump over barri-
cades to get across the street.
Even more important, do not lift


Mark, and Christian, were
close friends, Bob and Sharon
Seitz from Hot Springs Village,
Arkansas.
Michael's sister Mary Lou
Daly of The Berkshires, Mas-
sachusetts and her two sons,
A.J. and Tommy came for the
wedding along with A.J.'s girl-
friend, Dettina from Germany.
Rocky Mosca from Massachu-
setts also was in attendance.


children over the barricades so
they can pick up a pair of beads
that landed in the street.
For finding a place to park
to watch the parade, think early.
The earlier, the better. Although
deputies say most people arrive
by 10 a.m. there are some pick-
ups already lining the street by
Thursday before Parade Day.
Remember not to block drive-
ways or to park in loose sand.
Beach merchants will pro-
vide plenty of food and drink on
Parade Day. If you plan to buy
and drink beer available all along
the parade route, just be sure you
have a designated driver lined up
to get you home. It's always a


Michael's parents are the
late Joseph Patrick and Helen
Sullivan of Cambridge, Massa-
chusetts. Christy's parents are
Rachel Kohn and Jack Waters
of Alabama.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held at Paddy
O'Leary's.
Both former Beach resi-
dents for many years, the popu-
lar Sullivans now reside in
Pensacola.


long day, and the party spirit will
prevail.
Don't fight. You could
wind up in the slammer and
miss work on Monday. Be pa-
tient.
Remember everything
takes twice as long to accom-
plish when you're one of one
hundred thousand people. Stay
put after the parade until the
crowds begin to thin and traf-
fic is running smoothly.
Plan on spending an entire
magical day on Pensacola
Beach on February 18. And
don't leave home without a big
bag for holding all the loot you
will catch.


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Board Discusses Visions,

Process To Find Planner

Fourteen Studies Go Back to Archives


Keep Your Cool As The Parade Rolls Along

Beads and Moon Pies Rain Down To Waiting Hands


PAGE 2


Island Times


February 14, 2007





February 14, 2007 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


Crunch the numbers. Now
that Mardi Gras on the Island is
almost over, everyone who par-
ticipates knows the social effect
of the celebration on Beach resi-
dents who might otherwise be
languishing in hibernation. But
what about the economic impact?
Mardi Gras has an unusual life
span every year on the Island
when it covers a four month pe-
riod beginning on Halloween and
ending sometime in February. It
covers four months in the dead
of winter, historically not the best
for Beach business.
Take the meetings alone. The
Krewe of Wrecks meets fourteen
times on Monday nights at vari-
ous Beach establishments. Mon-
day is not exactly a party night
until the Wrecks get loose. Hav-
ing approximately fifty or more
Wrecks partying in your estab-
lishment on a cold Monday night
is nothing short of a miracle.
Those meeting are the tip of
the ice berg. Other krewes take
over the weekends and sponsor
sixteen well attended events. All
on the Beach. With the exception
of the parade and the Kritter
Krawl they are all held in Beach
businesses.
Let's pick a day in January to
scrutinize what is going on. It's a
cold, wet, overcast gloomy win-
ter Saturday, January 27. The
weather does not stop more than
500 pajama clad individual from
showing up at The Dock for the
Krewe of Nauga Champagne
Breakfast and Native Noontime
Ball. At fifteen dollars a piece!
They receive breakfast, endless


champagne and the opportunity
to spend lots of money on drinks
and raffles. According to Gwen
Gibson, the captain of the Krewe,
whenthey stopped serving break-
fast and didn't charge at the door,
there were more than 700 people
crammed into The Dock.
More than half of that crowd
stayed for the Krewe of Brewe's
Beach Babe Contest in the late
afternoon. To top off that day,
while it was still cold and rainy
the Krewe of Bananimals wel-
comed other krewe members at
their Grand Mardi Gras Ball at the
Hilton Garden Inn. Cost, $50 per
person. All of the money for the
Nauga Breakfast goes directly to
the Dock, so the krewe holds little
fundraisers during the party. This
year, they raised $2303. They do-
nated half to the James P. Mor-
gan Park and half to the Humane
Society. That's just one day in the
Mardi Gras journey across the
Beach. All events are not that big
and not that much money tran-
spires. But, they have two com-
mon threads. Money goes to the
establishment where the party is
held and most krewes have chari-
ties they support with funds
raised at these parties.
The "Biggie" of the whole
shebang is the Krewe of Wrecks
Mardi Gras Parade. On this day,
the main thing businesses have
to worry about is running out of
beer to sell. The hotels are booked
to capacity for a three day mini-
mum at summer rates. Not bad.
The streets are packed on
Parade Day with a crowd esti-
mated as high as 100,000. It seems


a whole lot bigger when you are
trying to get off the island after
the two o'clock procession ends.
Crunch the numbers. Look
what we're doing here for all kinds
of businesses. No one goes to the
Krewe of Nauga breakfast in old
pj's. They dress up in everything
fromvelvet smokingjackets to real
silk nighties. There must be a run
on nightware sales in Pensacola
in January. Add on the fabric


shops, costume shops, formal
wear boutiques and rental busi-
nesses, hair styling, beads and
Mardi Gras throw businesses
(thousands of dollars are spent
on beads and trinkets), lumber
yards for float building materials.
The list goes on. The side effects
of a four month long festival are
staggering.
I am not an economist, I wish
I was. Then I could tell you, to


the penny, what the economic
impact of Mardi Gras is on
Pensacola Beach. So, since I do
better with words than numbers,
I hope everyone has a happy
Mardi Gras. After all, its original
intent was to provide a social
scene for Beach residents within
their own community.
The apparent enormous fi-
nancial ripple effects are just more
sugar on the King Cake.


Last Chance To Roll With The Good Times


Mardi Gras is steam rolling
toward its wild conclusion. If
you haven't been to any events
so far, it's your last chance to
enjoy the glittering world of
make believe before the krewes
go away for another year. The
final events are:
Krewe of Wrecks
Champagne Breakfast
This time honored event
starts at 10 a.m. at Crabs on Sat-
urday, February 17. Royalty will
be revealed. Champagne flows.
Live band. Must be a member
of the Krewe of Wrecks and
have a ticket in advance. $20 per
person. 932-4444.
Krewe of Wrecks
Street Dance
Dancing in the streets at
Bobby D's Beach Bar. It doesn't


get any wilder than this party.
Everyone is welcome.
Krewe of Wrecks
Mardi Gras Parade
Rolls out of Avenida 10 at
2 p.m. Sunday, February 18.
Wrecks royalty heads parade,
followed by 50 elaborately
decorated units. You know the
drill on this one. Come early.
Stay late. Enjoy.
Red Beans and Rice
Whoever says there is no
such thing as a free lunch is ly-
ing. Free red beans and rice
served under the tent in the Ca-
sino Beach Parking Lot. Live
music. Starts at 11 a.m. and lasts
until the last red bean and grain
of rice are served.
Krewe of Coma


Procession
Starts at the Sandshaker,
Tuesday, February 20. Reigning
Queen Lynn Cieutat and King
Ed Whitely have proclaimed the
parade "A Lighted Hat Parade."
Power up your favorite hat. Fi-
nal event of Mardi Gras starts
at 6 p.m. New royalty will be in-
troduced.
Lenten Season Begins
Go to the Pensacola Beach
Community Church at 6:30 p.m.
to refresh yourself and prepare
for the Lenten Season. Service
includes imposition of ashes,
scripture and Holy Communion.
All are welcome.
St. Ann's Catholic Church,
100 Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze
will hold Mass on Ash Wednes-
day at 6:30 and 8:30 a.m.,also
at 6:30 p.m.


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EVENTS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
(*Wrecks Event which requires Krewe membership)

Feb. 17 *Krewe of Wrecks
Champagne Breakfast
10 a.m. Crab's
Krewe of Wrecks
Street Dance
1 p.m. Bobby D's


Feb. 18 Krewe of Wrecks Parade
2 p.m. Via de Luna

Feb. 19 Red Beans and Rice
11 a.m. Casino Parking Lot


Feb. 20 Krewe of Coma
6 p.m. Sandshaker


Island Times


PAGE 3


February 14, 2007





PAGE 4 Island Times February 14, 2007


HBD,QUEEN
Ella Hess, the reigning queen
of the Mystic Krewe of Nereids,
celebrated her birthday at the
Rhinestones and Royalty party at
Paradise Bar and Grill on Febru-
ary 2.

VALENTINES
Happy Anniversary to Lana
and Bobby Draper who will mark
their wedding day celebration on
February 14.

BRIGHTEN JAN'S DAY
Jan Scruggs, manager of the
Dock, is recovering from herbone
marrow transplant in Houston.
She would love to hear from her
Beach friends. Send cards to Jan
Scruggs, 7171 Buffalo Speedway,
Apt. 1615, Houston, Texas, 77025.

ELVISISALIVE
Elvis lives on the robe of
Patti Marie Warner who wore it,
as usual, to the Krewe of Nauga
breakfast. She was celebrating her
birthday, January 27.

SKIBREAK
Currin Caudell brought home
a souvenir from his snowboarding
trip a broken wrist, which didn't
seem to bother him according to


his grandmother, Joy Anderson.

BUSINESSAND SURFING
Freddy Esposito, Island
Times Surfing columnist, has
been in Costa Rica helping a
friend with a real estate transac-
tion. His wife, Heidi, suspects
Freddy found a way to catch a
few waves between business
meetings.

BACKHOMEAGAIN
After a three week vacation
in South America and Antarctica,
Jim and Lila Cox are happy to be
back on the Island. They are just
in time to drive the float in the
Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras pa-
rade.

LONGBIRTHDAYPARTY
Debbie Helm, Queen Nauga
VIII, began celebrating her birth-
day at the Nauga Breakfast and
continued on to the next day,
January 28 which was her real
birthday.

LONGERBIRTHDAYPARTY
Beverly Hughes announced
that she would be celebrating her
birthday, too, beginning with
Mardi Gras and ending on Febru-
ary 28 which is her birthday.


Commissioner Hosts Town Hall Meeting


District Four County Com-
missioner Grover Robinson
wants to know what his constitu-
ents think. He will host a Town
Hall style meeting on Thursday,
February 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 at
the Masonic Lodge, 2320 E.


Johnson Avenue in Pensacola to
find out.
Topics will range from ECUA
and code enforcement to roads
and drainage. For more informa-
tion please call the District Four
office at 850-595-4940.


Maggie the Pug was named the Nauga Dawga of 2007 at the
January 27 Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast and Native
Noontime Ball. She will guard the mystical kingdom of Naugas on
Pensacola Beach all year long. Maggie's owner is Julie Bulla. The
proceeds from the Nauga Dawga competition were donated to the
Humane Society.

Woman's Clubbers Catch Mardi

Gras Spirit at February Meeting
Pensacola Beach Carol Ascherfeld will give
Woman's Club will let the a presentation and slide show
good times roll at their Mardi about migratory birds.
Gras themed meeting Thurs- As usual members will roll
day, February 15 at Hunt Hall with the Wrecks on February 18
on Via de Luna at 11:00 a.m. during the Beach Mardi Gras pa-
Ladies should dress in Mardi rade and help serve the Red
Gras colors for the Pot Luck Beans andRice Monday, Feb. 19.
luncheon and presentation. For more information
All members are asked to contact Sandi Johnson at 916-
bring a dish. 2533.


For shame that no one
knew that the King of the
Krewe of Wrecks plays golf
everyday. Did King Ralph
Turner pay every one off not
to reveal that he goes to the
golf course that often? The
question was: "The reigning
king of the Krewe of Wrecks
is Ralph Turner. What sport
does he play more than any
other?" The answer was the
word "golf."
Nobody got it.
The trivia master thought
that was an easy question.
However, the t-shirt prize re-
mains on the shelf this week.
Try filling in the blanks
on this question. "In like a
;out like a

Clue: this is in reference
to March weather. Be the first
to email the correct answer
and the t-shirt is yours.
Rules are the same.
T-shirt for the first correct
answer sent to islandtimes
@bellsouth.net. Email your
answer with "Trivia" in the
subject line before 5 p.m. Feb-
ruary 21.


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February 14, 2007







Deputies Set Parade Safety Rules s,,-rsidest,-o,,e-s


Rules for floats entered in
the Krewe of Wrecks Mardi
Gras parade, February 18, have
been established and will be
enforced, according to informa-
tion from the Escambia County
Sheriffs Department. The Asso-
ciation of Krewes met with the
deputies and Santa Rosa Island
Authority staff on January 25.
All krewes in attendance at the
meeting received copies of the
rules and their questions on
safety were answered by
Escambia County deputies Sgt.
Steve Smith and Lt. Gary
Montee, office-in-charge on
Pensacola Beach.


AOK Chairman Deb Fried-
man thanked the SRIA and the
deputies for all they are doing
to keep the parade safe for ev-
eryone.
In addition to the list of
rules, Sgt. Smith provided
guidelines which must be fol-
lowed.
All float drivers must be
sober and there will be a DUI
checkpoint officer manning the
check-in to ensure that no float
driver is impaired. Float drivers
should remain with the float at
the line-up and also after the
parade disbands in case the
float has to be moved.


Float walkers should be
stationed on either side of the
float and must wear an armband
for identity.
Sgt. Smith also asked float
riders not to turn on music dur-
ing the line-up.
Float riders were asked to
be considerate of the residents
of Pensacola Beach.
"Don't litter," Smith said.
"Keep your refuse on the float."
Floats may be parked in the
Pier parking lot on Saturday
night. A deputy will arrive by
10 p.m. to secure that area.
After the parade, the barri-
cade crews will begin taking the


Letters To The Editor


Employees Have Drive
Just wanted to send out a
special thanks and recognition to
some of the people who made the
renewal month of January pretty
much issue free. These individu-
als went above and beyond the
call of duty to insure that the re-
newal process went as smoothly
and was as accurate as possible.
The system has not worked since
Ivan and you would not believe
the amount of information that
was incorrect or just not there.
These individuals held weekly
meetings, had constant commu-
nication with each other and just
absolutely refused to let any in-
correct information get by them.
We have over 20,000 active tran-
sponders in our system so you
can only imagine the amount of
data that we were dealing with.
For the month of January we had
three people per shift on the in-
side checking and double check-
ing all information that was given
to us. We also had one to two
people on the outside sifting
through information and
prescreening people in order for
the process to take as little time
as possible and not inconve-
nience the transponder owners.
The individuals who worked
Monday through Friday from 7
to 7 and on Saturdays 8-12, in all
kinds of weather were Marsha
Jordan and Kathryn Miller. The
individuals who were assigned
inside and were very diligent in
their duties were Mike Graham,
Annie Belew, Frank Grassi, Cy
Taylor and Violet Varns a special
thanks goes out to Cheryl
Messier from SRIA for helping us
also. They all took this very per-
sonally and they all wanted to do


theirbest for the people who live,
work and visit Pensacola Beach
and trust me ...without their dedi-
cation it could have gotten pretty
ugly.
Richard Butler
General Manager
Bob Sikes Toll Plaza

Runners Thanks
On behalf of my co-director,
Gary Bunde, and the Board of the
Pensacola Runners Association
I would like to publicly thank
Pensacola Beach for the warm
welcome you have given the
Pensacola Beach Run. For years
it was the Navarre Beach 5K, 10K
and Half-Marathon and was held
at the Holiday Inn. After Ivan we
needed a new a new location and
chose Pensacola Beach. It was a
wonderful choice!
We want to thank Tom
Rasinen and Sonny Maughn and
the staff of the Hilton Garden Inn
for their assistance and hospital-
ity. A special hug and gratitude
to Steve Balon, Tom Carmichael
and the bartenders at Capt'n
Fun's on the Island. They
stepped up and hosted our post
race party and awards when our
original venue backed out. It was
a great location for a fantastic
party.
We also want to thank the
Santa Rosa Island Authority for
their cooperation with this race.
And, of course, we could not have
had such a safe, well organized
road race without the Escambia
County Sheriff's Department and
their staff.
The Pensacola Runners As-
sociation is proud to sponsor the
Pensacola Beach Run. This year,
on the first Saturday in January,


we attracted nearly 1200 runners
and walkers to our Beach. Our
goal in 2008 is to have 1500 par-
ticipants who will rent rooms, eat
out and contribute to the Beach's
winter economy.
Sincerely,
Susi Lyon

Appreciative of Support
The family of Catherine
Bonnie Edwards wants to extend
their sincere thanks and apprecia-
tion to all the people who so
kindly leant their support during
this difficult time.
Sincerely,
Bill Edwards


barricades down and will move
as rapidly as possible.
"If it's a nice day, we expect
more people than last year," Smith
said. "Most people arrive around
10 a.m. and traffic slows at noon.
The traffic should be back to nor-
mal by 8 or 9 p.m. after the pa-
rade."
The 50 float procession is
scheduled to start at 2 p.m. on
Sunday, February 18, and will roll
from Avenida 10 to the Casino
Parking lot.
The next meeting of the
AOK will be a wrap inApril.
"I will plan a meeting to dis-
cuss the budget and funding along
with the 2008 events schedule,"
Deb said.


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Happy Valentine's Day to all!
And a great big thank you to God
for this glorious sunshine! Yes, I
hope we're still having this bright,
shiny weather while you're read-
ing today's Island Times.
Are we having a great Mardi
Gras season, or is itjust me? What
happened to the Great Nauga
Hunter and SOB, Janice Morgan,
this year? She's always there. We
missed you! Another missing
SOB, who absolutely embodies
the Mardi Gras Spirit to me, is
Marilyn LeNormand. I just
wanted you to know that we are
all thinking of you and missing
you. We hope you feel better
soon. Also missing from this
year's festivities is SOB Leigh
Fisher. Well, she's not technically
missing, she's just not here. We
all miss you, too. Leigh is the one
you want to stand beside for the
Mardi Gras Parade. You are guar-
anteed a ton of throws.
Everyone needs to prepare
for the Wrecks parade on Sunday.
I have a feeling it's going to be
the best since our "Pre-Ivan" pa-
rades, so make sure to come early
and support Beach businesses.
'Neighbor helping neighbor' is
what my mother always said life
was about and you get to have a
tremendous amount of fun while
you're doing it! Since I have in-
deed had a tremendous amount
of fun at each event I've attended,
let me now thank my drivers Amy
Depew (from the Nauga Break-
fast) and Renee Mack (from the
Black Tie Ball). It's wonderful to
have people who care about you.
So, thank you, my Sisters!
A late "Happy Birthday" to
my daughter, Mel. Her birthday
was actually January 16. Being
late is a trait inherited in my fam-
ily. Ifmy motherhad ever received
a card (for any occasion) on time
from me, she would have thought
she'd missed the actual event. I,
at least, always managed to call
her onthe actual day. Ijust call it
'beach time.'
Sony that I'm still not on-line,
but working on the borrowed
laptop has given me an unex-
pected pleasure; an opportunity
to visit with another Sister, Jane
Waters Cooper, and her husband
Frank, every other week. I have
begun to look forward to these
visits since I haven't been able to


see Jane and Frank often. You
may remember, I shared a build-
ing with Jane way back when.
Another paper, another restau-
rant, and another time. Frank lived
in Albany, Georgia (my home
town) for several years and we
have a lot in common to chat
about.
If you have a "Special" some-
one you'd like to impress for
Valentine's, try this week's recipe.
Don't let the list of ingredients
frighten you. It's very simple,
easy and only takes 25 minutes
prep time (even less with a small
food chopper) and 25 minutes
cooking time.
I'm on a seafood kick, but
you can also substitute chicken
or ham with this recipe, just leave
out the clamato juice. Okay, let's
cook....

Golden Seafood Chowder
1/ cup onion, finely chopped
% cup butter, cubed
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
1 cup cubed, peeled potato (or
can, drained)
2 celery stalks, chopped
2 carrots, chopped (or can,
drained)
% cup Clamato juice
% tsp. lemon pepper season-
ing
% tsp. garlic, minced
% cup all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded sharp
cheddar cheese
2 cans (6 oz. each) crabmeat,
drained
2 cups cooked med. Shrimp,
peeled & deveined

Saute onion in butter in a
large saucepan until tender. Stir
in broth, potato (if fresh), celery
and carrots (if fresh), Clamato
juice, lemon-pepper and garlic. (If
using canned vegetables, add
these when you add seafood to
prevent overcooking.) Bring to a
boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer
15-20 min. until veggies are ten-
der.
In a small bowl, whisk flour
and milk until smooth; add to
soup. Bring to aboil; cook & stir
until thickened. Reduce heat,
adding the cheese, crab & shrimp;
cook & stir until cheese is melted.
Enjoy, share with someone,
Happy Valentine's and Mardi Gras
to all!
See you in the kitchen...


Tammy Brammer, left, gets the royal treatment at the
Rhinestones and Royalty Party held at Paradise February 2 from (L
to R): former Junkanoo Queen Susi Mardis, reigning Junkanoo
Queen Nancy Kittel and Tammy's husband Mardy Brammer. Tammy
and Mardy became engaged at the Black Tie Mardi Gras Ball last
year and were married in June. They are proud to announce that
they will be adding a new baby to their krewe in August.

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People often say that Champagne
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tists have found that Champagne's
bubbles are responsible for the giddy,
light-headed feeling that many people
experience with a glass of Champagne.
When the effects of still wine were com-
pared with those of Champagne, itwas
found thatalcohol levels rose much faster
among the drinkers of the bubbly stuff.
Other research has shown that the
smaller the bubbles, the better, because
there are more available bubbles to re-
lease aroma and flavor. As these
bubbles explode to the surface, they
transport taste, scent, and a popping
sensation on your tongue and the tip of
your nose that we liken to fireworks.

HINT: Chemical components that are
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and minerals, play a bigger role in de-
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LOVERSALERT
Beach businesses are playing
Cupid this year. Begin your
Valentine's Day with breakfast at
the Cabana Club Cafe. Compli-
mentary Mimosas served with
each order. In the evening find
your way to Flounder's, where fa-
mous couples dine on romantic
specials for two. If Gulfront din-
ing is what your rendevous re-
quires, then feast at Crabs on lob-
ster for lovers. End the day with
dancing to love songs by Byron
and the Blue Angels at the
Sandshaker Lounge. Champagne
toast at 10 p.m. and some lucky
girl will go home with a heart
shaped keepsake.
BLUES ONPARADE
Watch for something new
this year. The Blue Angels are
entering two units in the Krewe
of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade on
February 18. The Air Museum
trolley will be in the procession
along with a cockpit which will
be entered as a float.
OTHERBUSINESS
You can find plenty of food,
drinks, and souvenirs at busi-
nesses located just off the parade


route from the toll plaza to the traf-
fic light. Everything from the
Market on the Island to
Flounder's will be open all day.
HONORS KEEP COMING
Sean Payton, coach of the New
Orleans Saints, has already been
named Coach of the Year, and now
the Mardi Gras Krewe of Orpheus
has named him Celebrity King. He
will ride in the lead float in their
parade. Will he throw footballs to
his adoring fans?
COLTS GALLOP OVER
BEARS
Congratulations to our fa-
mous, fearless football prognos-
ticator Barry McCleary, who pre-
dicted the Indianapolis Colts
would beat the Chicago Bears in
the SuperBowl on February 4. He
pointed out that he is not a me-
teorologist, so he could not have
foreseen the rain that turned the
field into a muddy morass. Oh
well, it was the Colts 29, against
the Bears 14.
FIREWORKS FRENZY
If you have missed the tradi-
tional fireworks on Pensacola
Beach on the Fourth of July, you


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Champion of Beach Causes, MJ Menge Dies


M.J. Menge was always on Shell, Fleming, Davis and
the side of the population of Menge is deep in defending
Pensacola Beach, fighting to beach residents and busi-
right the wrongs that were im- nesses in a lawsuit where the
posed on the Is- tax assessor is plan-
land. Menge ning ad valorem taxa-
died on February tion once again. M.J.
3, seven years Menge thought ad
after doctors di- valorem taxation on
agnosed his can- the Beach was mor-
cer and gave him ally wrong, and he
a few weeks to fought tirelessly to
live. stop the collection of
Mr. Menge taxes. The current
was successful lawsuits are still in
in overturning ad the courts.
valorem taxation Most recently, in
on the Beach MJ Menge November at a
during the mid League of Women
1980s. And now, his law firm Voters meeting, Menge went to


bat for Pensacola Beach after
Commissioner Mike Whitehead
attempted to begin the process of
abolishing the Santa Rosa Island
Authority. Menge gave the his-
tory of the Beach at that meeting,
and then offered an impassioned
speech for retaining the SRIA.
He said, "I am going to tell
you that our beaches are just a
very precious resource for this
community. Not only economi-
cally, but for us. They are the hall-
mark of this area. They deserve to
be maintained and managed in a
proper manner. The SRIA has been
doing this job for over 58 years."
Menge was about the best
friend the Beach would ever have.
His efforts will be remembered by


Book Signing Event Introduces Glorious Linens


Local readers will delight in
the elegance found within the
pages of "Glorious Linens" ac-
cording to Pandora de Balthazar.
Representatives of Martha
Pullen Co, who published "Glo-
rious Linens" will be available
at book signing party sched-


uled for Tuesday and Wednes-
day, February 20 and 21 from
10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the 9
South Ninth Avenue store.
"Many of our pieces are fea-
tured in this coffee table book,"
said Pandora. "The pages take
you on a journey where each


piece of linen tells a story of an-
other time and generation. Time-
less beauty captured by breath-
taking photography."
Copies of the book will be
available for purchase. For more
information, please call 432-4777.


everyone on the Beach as he
worked so hard to keep the tax
collector away from their doors.
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Feb. 7. Burial services were private.


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We sometimes may think
that Valentine's Day is for the
"Young Lovers" or for the roman-
tic at heart, therefore, flowers,
chocolates, and cards, are sent
with sentimental notes. I believe
Valentine's Day is for everyone -
an opportunity to say thanks for
being the recipient of a kindness,
or simply being a friend. Some-
one has suggested that we have
many acquaintances, but only a
few friends. With that in mind,
the following sentiments, by an
anonymous author, would make
our hearts grow warm.
I love you not only for what
you are, but for what I am when I
am with you. I love you not only
for what you have made of your-
self, but for what you are making
of me. I love you for the part of
me that you bring out. I love you
for putting your hand into my
heaped-up heart and passing
over all the foolish and the frivo-


It is with a heavy hand and
heart that I put ink to paper to
say "until we meet again" to
our dear Ricky
Spraggins. All of us
who knew Ricky,
knew him as a coun-
try boy at heart but
he always had a spot
in his heart to make
Pensacola Beach his
home for 20 plus
years. He loved life,
the beach, his wife
Laura and children
Sandy and Paul, his Richard
family in Georgia,
playing ball, shrimp and Mardi
Gras to list a few of the grander
and smaller. Ricky will always
be remembered for his grin, his
laugh and his spirit, so true and
so giving, always helping and
caring. Ricky taught and en-
lightened everyone by example
about what the "love of a son"
should be by returning to Geor-
gia to care for his ill mother be-
fore her passing; about the


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lous and weak things that you
can't help dimly seeing there, and
for drawing out into light all the
beautiful radiant belongings that
no one else had looked quite far
enough to find. I love you for
ignoring the possibilities of the
fool and weakling in me, and for
laying firm hold on the possibili-
ties of the good in me. I love you
for closing your ears to the dis-
cords in me, and for adding to the
music in me by worshipful listen-
ing. I love you because you are
helping me to make of the timber
of my life, not a tavern, but a
temple, and of the words of my
every day not a reproach, but a
song. I love you because you
have done more than any creed
could have done to make me
happy. You have done it without
a touch, without a word, with a
sign. You have done it at first, by
being yourself. After all, perhaps
that is what being a friend means.


"love of a husband" should be
in his marriage to Laura and
about the "eternal love of a fa-
ther" in his life with
his children Sandy
and Paul.
As many of us
struggle about what
holds this Earthly
life together Ricky
has showed us that
at the end of the day
it is to love and be
loved. Forever you
will be loved Ricky,
praggins on Earth and now in
Heaven.
Thank you, Ricky
Spraggins for being you. You
were truly noble and your
beach family will truly miss you!
P.S. Mardi Gras will never
be the same but we will find a
way to get a beer and those
beads to you!
[Ed. Note: This tribute was
submitted and written by
Ricky 's Beach friends in his lov-
ing memory.]


By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church


Helpers Hammer

Habitat House

David and April Dobson and
their children David, Jr., and
Abigail will receive the eleventh
Habitat for Humanity built by St.
Ann Catholic Church and Our
Lady of the Assumption Mission.
Groundbreaking on the house in
Midway will be February 24, said
Bev Ishol, St. Ann's Habitat liai-
son.
"We've been financially
very blessed," Ishol said. "We
must be meant to do this minis-
try, because the money keeps
coming in for it!"
Scheduled workdays for the
house on Ambassador Street are
February 24, March 3, and March
10, she said. Anyone willing to
work, give in-kind donations
(lunch, for example), or monetary
help can call Ishol at 934-2845.


Our Lady To

Host Stations

of The Cross

Our Lady of the Assump-
tion Catholic Mission on
Pensacola Beach and St. Ann
Catholic Church in Gulf Breeze
are a parish of 2,700 people.
Lenten Services begin with
Ash Wednesday Masses at
6:30 and 8:30 a.m., and6:30 p.m.,
at St. Ann, February 21.
The Stations of the Cross
will be held on Fridays at Our
Lady of the Assumption on
Pensacola at 6:45 p.m.
Sunday Mass is held at 9:45
at Our Lady on Pensacola Beach
and a traditional Mass begins
at 8:15 at St. Ann's in Gulf
Breeze, followed by breakfast
and Sunday school. Mass with
contemporary music is cel-
ebrated at 11 a.m. at St. Ann.
For more information,
please call 850-932-2859.


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.


Beth Barham lets her inner artist take over during the first of
six Watercolor Classes at Hunt Hall on Pensacola Beach. Her sunrise
over Pensacola Beach was a true work of art.

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Friends Remember


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PAGE 10 Island Times February 14,2007


Burma Davis and her kritters
Franklin and Mikey all dressed
alike and won the owner-pet look
alike award at the Kritter Krawl.


LAND LUBBERS BEWARE The Krewe of Kids commandeered WINNING POOCH Chandler Mardis loves Mardi Gras so she
the shores of Pensacola Beach, February 10 during their fifteenth fashioned a real float for her pup, Jesse, to ride in as he competed
annual parade at Casino Beach. The krewe, who were swarthy in the Krewe of Junkanoo's Kritter Krawl, Saturday, February 10 at
pirates, were led by their lovely Queen Morgan Parrish and their Casino Beach. The two youngsters took home the top award as
buccaneer king John Burrell. the Judge's Favorite much to the crowd's delight.


After


JunKanoo Koyalty Jim ana
Nancy Kittel award Morgan Ray
and Bosco the best costume at
the Kritter Krawl.


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.rosles.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
forthe 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.
THE CABANA CLUB & CAFE
Open for Breakfast and Lunch everyday from 8 to 2.
Waterfront dining overlooking beautiful Sabine Bay. The Club is
also available for wedding receptions, business meetings or
any other occasion that calls for a spacious waterfront venue,
casual to elegant catering and a staff who truly cares about
their clients. Sunsets are priceless. Elevator rides are free.
Your hosts are Carol and Jerry Sears. Located on the third floor
above the Market on the Island. 916-7446.


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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Costa Rica
I havejust arrived back from
what I consider one of the most
beautiful and enchanting places
on earth, Costa Rica.
For the last few years I have
had the privilege of surfing the
incredible waves on Costa Rica's
west coast, and enjoyed the lush
rain forest environment.
I stayed in a small beach
town called Jaco Beach on the
central west side. This town is the
head of the travel industry when
it comes to surfing and sport fish-
ing. Tons of waves, warm 88 de-
gree water and a great place to
sample to local flavor.
Jaco is very much like
Pensacola Beach. It started out
as a simple little beach town, and
now is exploding with new
growth and American businesses.
It saddens me to watch giant con-
dos and hotels being built on the
once simple beach.
You see, Jaco is like a name
brand...it's the first place most of
us go when we get to Costa and
then travel to surrounding surf
breaks like Hermosa, Tuline and
Boca Barranca all insane waves!
It had been about a year and
a half since I had been back there,
and I was shocked at the
progress.
In that short time several new
hotels and resorts have opened,
plus new American restaurants
have appeared.
You have no idea how weird
it was to see a brand new KFC
and Subway on the main drag.
Something I thought I would
never see. Down right strange.
Make room for the big dogs
and say goodbye to the local Ma
and Pa style restaurants. Things
are changing fast.
As I sat out in the lineup, the
backdrop of the rainforest was
always incredible to look at, but
now the skyline is littered with
giant cranes towering into the sky,
again like us, things are growing
off the charts.
Costa Rica still has some
unspoiled beaches and breaks,
but they are vanishing fast, even
Hermosa a once long stretch of
black sand beach now has new
condos and houses everywhere.
Wow, what has happened?


SRIA Seeks Skilled Lifeguards


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Well, it's progress. Like us,
the Costa Ricans want to
progress to the next level. Well,
some of them do and like us, some
don't like any advancement at all,
and some rely on it for their fu-
ture. For me it's very strange to
see Costa Rica advance so
quickly.
I am sure that there are people
that say the same thing about our
sleepy little beach town.
AS FAR AS THE WAVES -
Well it was 4 to 5 feet, no wind,
perfect tubes and alot of Ameri-
cans.
Still, if you get a chance visit
this small and beautiful country,
sample the great food, enjoy the
wonderful people, surf the perfect
waves....and order me abig mac!


Bob West, Manager of the
Santa Rosa Island Authority Pub-
lic Safety Department has an-
nounced the procedure for estab-
lishing his lifeguard staff for the
coming summer. The initial train-
ing tests for new lifeguards starts
Saturday, March 10 at the Wash-
ington High School pool and
track at 8 a.m. Applicants should
arrive at the high school by 7:30
a.m. "I don't know how many ap-
plicants we will have," Bob said.
"I have had inquiries from guards
in Okaloosa and Walton counties,
NAS Rescue Swimmers, guards
from South Carolina, one swim-
mer from the Ukraine, physical
education teachers, competitive
swimmers and surfers. I hope to
have about 25 to select from."
Eligibility requirements are:
> 16 years of age
> Have a driver's license
> ARC Lifeguard certifica-
tion
> Swim 600 yards in 10 min-
utes or less


Moonlit Walk Features Lunar Eclipse


On Saturday, March3, at 5:30
p.m., Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore will offer an opportunity to
enjoy the first of two total lunar
eclipses in 2007 announced Park
Superintendent Jerry A. Eubanks.
The one hour-walk celebrat-
ing the celestial event beginning
at 5:30 p.m. at the gate to the Fort
Pickens Area. Visitors should be
prepared to walk about half a mile
down the closed roadway and out
to the beach. Bring a blanket or
towel to sit on and a flashlight.


"Saturday's eclipse is
unique in that it is partly vis-
ible from every continent
around the world. It's a perfect
time to go exploring," said Su-
perintendent Eubanks. "Our
only natural satellite of Earth
will be enveloped completely in
the planet's shadow. This ordi-
nary night will be turned into
something special!"
For more information call
(850) 934-2600 or visit us at
www.nps.gov/guis.


> Run 1.5 miles in 12 min-
utes or less
Interviews, written tests
and skills testing are also a part
of the try outs.
Post employment candi-
dates must complete the 40
hour Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority Open Water Lifeguard
training program consistent
with USA guidelines, Medi-
cal First Responder DOT Na-
tional Standard Curriculum
training and ARC CPR train-
ing. Candidates receive pay
while training. Candidates
must achieve a minimum of 80
percent on written tests to


pass and successfully complete all
practical testing.
Bob said that when he is fully
staffed by the second week in May
he will have 28 lifeguards in 40-hour
positions and eight lifeguards in the
20-30 hour position.
"Once the new lifeguards are
trained, they sit with experienced life-
guards," Bob said. "When I am fully
confident of their water rescue skills
we begin preparing them to operate
vehicles on patrol."
Applicants may secure addi-
tional information, contact the on-
duty senior lifeguard at 850-554-4301
or email the Department of Public
Safety atbobwest sria-fla.com


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Locals Venture To South Africa I J
B KAREN KREITZBERG


Recently Yoko Jimison; aero-
bics instructor, Public Relations
Specialist for RMI, and SouthAf-
rican native returned home shar-
ing her trip with her two most de-
voted students Anita Solarski,
who celebrated her recently de-
fended dissertation, and me.
The South African trip was
magical! The country is full of
flowers, is not humid, and con-
tains many of the same physi-
cal beauty as does America.
We began at the most
southwestern tip- Cape of Good
Hope in Capetown where we
stayed at an adorable B&B.
The city is very cosmopolitan
with a strong European flavor
and is built around the base of
Table Mountain and Lion's
Head. We were fortunate to be
able to take the cable car (Yes, I
did the cable car too. It's the
only way to get up to the top)
to Table Mountain the first day
since it is often shrouded in
cloud or too windy to make the
trip. In this way we could see
from 3,000 feet what were going
to visit for the next 6 days.
Even though S.A. is one-sev-
enth the size of US, they have
as varied a topography as we
do, they just compress it into a
smaller space much easier to
visit.
From Capetown and it's
mountains dropping thousands
of feet into the cold Atlantic and
warm Indian Ocean. We drove
along the southern coast visit-
ing the wine country (little Aus-
trian or Swiss villages), beach
towns, surfing meccas, whale
breeding and feeding grounds,
a penguin reserve, Tsitsitkama
Forest where we stayed in a tree
house, Knyana where we stayed
on top of a mountain in a log
cabin but could still hear the surf
crashing, and CapePoint where
we had to keep our windows
closed from the wild ostrich and
baboons.
The swells were so huge
along the coast we could always
hear the crashing of the waves,
must be why the surfers love it
so. The coves were often strewn
withboulders which always made
walking interesting there. Every
restaurant we visited was reason-
able and had fantastic food, most
were open air and were by the
water or hung from a cliff. Think
their produce must be organic as
all the fruits and vegetables and
especially soups were bursting
with flavor. The fish mild and de-


licious, curries spicy and full of
seafood, bread full of seeds and
health!
As we went further East
and stayed with Yoko's friends
and family in Port Elizabeth,
Durbin, Kruger, and Joberg the
men would prepare the S.A. tra-
ditional barbeque or Braai. This
consists of the grilling with
wood our entrees usually
pork, lamb, chicken, and many
varieties of sausage spring-
bok, venison, and mystery meat,
as well as crayfish our lobster.
That night our chef was a bit
too generous with the wine and
our crustaceans seemed to be
either over or under done. It's
a big production for the guys
and the first couple of them
were fun, but I was dying for a
burger or hot dog by the end of
the trip.
The Kruger game park with
Yoko's delightful friend who in
a former life must have been a
lioness herself, Taffet, was the
most unique portion of our trip.
Six million acres of absolutely
wild game protected and cared
for much more closely than
anything else in the country.
They have the right of way,
humans are there only to be tol-
erated by animal and staff! We
saw everything except a chee-
tah. We had to be in our en-
closed walled, barbed wired,
and electric wired camps by
6:30 p.m. and could not leave
before dawn- 5 a.m. when 437
species of bird began to sing,
screech, tweet, flap, and caw.


The hippos grunted as they
grazed all night. Strange cats
would call and scream after
dusk. And were it not for the
little mouse who'd taken up resi-
dence in our curtain rod at
Lataba, I'd have been very secure
knowing that we were walled-in
while the jungle lived at night!
We did take one scary
night drive with the rangers and
found the critters hard at work
finding their place in the natu-
ral food chain. Taffet also took
us on night walks searching the
interior walls of our stockade
hoping to find hyena slinking
around the perimeter, but all we
found was a huge scorpion.
We emptied our shoes carefully
every day thereafter.
Upon our return to
Pensacola Beach the weather
been bright and cheery, if cold,
and the Gulf full of surfers re-
cently. Scattered clouds had col-
lected in the west and the sun
broke throughjust in time to set,
a huge orange orb that melted
into the Gulf. As soon as it hit
the water, the orange ball lique-
fied horizontally and seemed to
be floating on top of the water as
the sun disappeared. Then the
moon rose through hazy patches
of cloud and as it shown on the
beach in shadow, it appeared to
be a snowscape.
We live in such beauty right
here at home! It's so good to be
back, but I can't wait to get to
Panama with the family, however
that's another story!


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Brandon Price, SgtMaj Ralph Vaught, Col Christopher Holzworth
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The best of the best gath- crown a monthly monarch. Mark
ered around the felt covered Beachman tookthe chip lead into
tables at the Para- the final table
dise Bar and Grill, and never
Saturday, February looked back as
3 to determine who his took out
would be named champion after
Texas Hold 'Em 4 a champion to
Fun Champion for claim the title
January. Mark of January
"Dr.J" Beachman 2007 champ.
took his winning Weekly
streak to two in a games are
row with abig win at played on
the Monthly Cham- Mo n d a y
pionship. Roberto January Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun nights at Pam-
"Kid Roll" Vasquez Champ Mark Beachman dise. Glenn
was runner up. The Burleson won
Champions Tournament pitts his first title getting his cards at
weekly winners and any past the most opportune moments.
champions against each other to Miguel Thomas was second. The


following Monday twenty-nine
players began battling for the win-
ners seat. At the end of the
evening, first time player Janet
Woods was the winner. Janet
played steady and waited to make
her move and was rewarded with
a run of good cards that helped
take her through the top players
in the area. Anne Vinson was sec-
ond.
Games move to downtown
Pensacola Beach's historic dis-
trict with Mark Beachman taking
out Bud Waite at Paddy
O'Leary's on January 30 and Tim
Rinker winning on February 6.
At the oldest lounge on
Pensacola Beach, The Islander,
Fran Cox outlasted Trace Lewis
on January 24. Michelle Bour-


Seashore Presents Presidents Day Program

The History and Culture from George Washington to George Bush


If you can't get a ticket to
the Krewe of Wrecks Cham-
pagne Breakfast and you don't
like dancing in the streets of
Pensacola Beach, try the spe-
cial President's Day presenta-
tion at Naval Live Oaks Visitor
Center in Gulf Breeze on Satur-
day, February 17. The 45 minute
presentation is offered twice at
10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
"The program features an
in-depth look at Gulf Islands
National Seashore through the
eyes of the President of the
United States," said Gulf Is-
lands National Seashore Super-
intendent Jerry Eubanks. "From
George Washington to George
W. Bush, Gulf Islands National
Seashore has a unique cultural
and historical connection to the
Presidency of the United


States."
Superintendent Eubanks
encourages everyone to visit
the Seashore to join us for our
Presidents' Day Presentation.
The program is free. For addi-


tional information about this
program or other programs of-
fered at the Seashore, call the
Naval Live Oaks Visitor Center
at 850-934-2600 or visit our
website at www.nps.gov/guis.


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was the runner up. Two-year
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Mike Dupeire took his first win at
The Islander on January 31 with
Bud Waite coming in second.
Mike's pocket Queens filled up
with sixes for a boat to carry
Bud's chip's away.
Trace Lewis whittled down
a group of 17 card players to take


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Tim Rinker was the first runner-
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Everyone is welcome to play
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Liautys ach

By Danah & Gwen Gibson


by Pandora de Balthazar


This week, I am going to
write a little about skin care, but
first I would like to personally
thank all of you who attended our
Krewe of Nauga Champagne
Breakfast and helped to raise
over $2300 for the Humane Soci-
ety and J.P. Morgan park. (And
those of you who dropped dona-
tions by the shop, too!) It really
makes me feel good to be able to
party for a great cause and also,
to give fellow Beach proprietors
a little "boost" during our slow
winter months.
This was one of the original
reasons for having a Beach Mardi
Gras, although some have forgot-
ten, the wealth needs to be spread
around!
On to my beauty tips of the
week.
How about a mini-spa, just
for your face! A facial is not for
everyone. You either love it or
you don't. If you love it, it's the
ultimate in pampering. A facial is
basically a sauna for your face.
Steam is used to soften skin and
open your pores so that dead
cells and blackheads can be eas-
ily removed. Professional facials
are fabulous, but here's a quick
way to do one at home.
1) Washyourface with mild
soap or cleanser and exfoliate with
a gentle scrub.
2) Bring a large pot of water
to boil. To make your facial a little
more relaxing, add lavender, rose-
mary, chamomile or eucalyptus


and cover. Pandora de Balthazar
on Ninth Avenue has a wonder-
ful collection of lavender includ-
ing the essential oils perfect for
this facial.
3) Turn off the heat and let
stand for 5-10 minutes. Using a
towel to cover your head, hold
your face over the pot- about 10
inches from the pot so as not to
burn your skin-and stay for 5-10
minutes. The smaller your pores
the less time you need in the
steam. The steam will soften
pores and make it easier to get
the dirt and oil out.
4) Wipe face clean with a
warm washcloth.
5) If skin is oily, apply a clay
or mud mask and follow the di-
rections. Typical drying time is 10-
15 minutes. For dry skin, use a
moisturizing mask. If you have
combination skin, like an oily T-
zone- use the mud on oily areas
and moisturize the others,
6) Rinse with cold water to
reduce pores, then apply a light
facial lotion. Your skin should be
feeling refreshed and great!
There are tons of facial ser-
vices that I do not know much
about, but our Nail Tech, Genella
Vegas, has just graduated from
Esthetician School, and in the not
too distant future we will be of-
fering these services at the shop.
Happy Mardi Gras!


We are smack dab in the
middle of Mardi Gras and cel-
ebrating the one day for lovers,
Valentine's Day. If you really love
yourself and your family you will
be sure to get enough rest during
this busy time of year
In fact, if you sleep less than
eight full hours of uninterrupted
sleep nightly, or if your child
sleeps less than 11 hours of un-
interrupted sleep nightly, then
you are depriving yourself of
powerful rejuvenation powers
furnished by the body in the
sleep cycles. Plus, you are teach-
ing those around you habits that
can cause serious health issues,
not to mention poor learning
skills and poor work performance.
Regardless of your age, job,
education, and even economic
status, you cannot escape the
short and long term negative ef-
fects of lack of sleep.
It's a near epidemic that af-
fects many of the people around
you, either by insomnia, sleep
apnea, or simple lack of sleep due
to business or social activities.
Your body, when sleep de-
prived, demands different foods,
and in particular, more sugar, and
then processes those foods in
ways that cause weight gain. In
fact, getting the proper amount
of sleep can actually cause you


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Give yourself permissionto
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Turn off the TV and turn
down the lights, to wind down
and prepare to sleep.
Settle into the finest down
pillow you can buy, and settle into
the finest sheets your body can
touch.
Keep your room cool, and
the noise level low, slide off into
sleepy time, and stay there umtil
you wake on your own.
What do you do when you
can't get your full 8 or 9 hours


uninterrupted sleep?
Make the opportunity to take
a Power Nap in the daytime when-
ever you can, banking those
hours for when you can't.
Sleep soundly, and build a
restful bed, using all natural cot-
ton and linen sheeting, plus Hun-
garian goose down. It keeps you
comfy, and provides a soft land-
ing after those Mardi Gras nights!
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out our European Sleep System.
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LI22ARD'5 TONGUE
by E.K. Hewson


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Business Meeting
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Business After Hours 5:30 Olive Drop Martini Bar


I am not a big fan of
Valentine's Day being celebrated
on February 14. Personally, if it
were up to me, I would like to
change it to some other date. Pref-
erably one that I could be certain
that the Marine Corps would guar-
antee that my husband would be
around to celebrate it with me.
You see for too many years
my husband, Harry, and I have
only been able to exchange
Valentine's via the post office.
Sometimes our written gestures
of love required international
postage and were no surprise
thanks to the mandatory customs
forms. For some, just a good old
current rate postage stamp suf-
ficed. After 18 years, the odds of
us actually being in the same city,
state, or country have been re-
duced to 1 in 9. Translation,
we've only celebrated this over-
rated, too mushy, good for noth-
ing but chocolate, flowers and
diamonds holiday twice in our al-
most 18 years of dating to mar-
riage relationship. Yes, we even
met on February 17. Once again,
Cupid was either three days too
late or 362 days early.


Around the first of this year,
I started silently hoping that
Harry would be home this
Valentine's Day. By the middle of
January, I was openly verbalizing
and leaving hints about nice res-
taurants in the area and how I
could easily get a kid sitter for our
son. On February 1, my
husband's work related travel
schedule was posted. Once again,
out came the postage stamps and
the Red Envelope catalog.
I must have whined "but I
was hoping that just this
year...," when my husband re-
minded me that hope is not a
method for success. With that
in mind I went to work on de-
claring that in this household
Valentine's Day will no longer
celebrated on February 14 and
in 48 hours I would have a new
date based on statistics that
would ensure we could deliver
cards and presents in person. I
was determined to cut any third
party delivery service out of the
loop.
After spending hours dig-
ging through boxes of letters and
old planning calendars, I decided


that August 14 would be the new
and improved Valentine's Day for
this couple. I was adamant that
this mere six month shift would
guarantee me a candle lit dinner
complete with husband delivered
fancy chocolates, fresh cut flow-
ers and something sparkly that I
could stuff in my jewelry box but
not really wear since I don't re-
ally like baubles and bangles.
Then it happened. Very gingerly
and with a bit of trepidation in his
voice, my husband reminded me
of how many Augusts he spent
overseas or attending confer-
ences or doing an exercise or
work-up anywhere but close to
home. Just for good measure, he
threw in the half dozen cross
country moves that were all made
in the first two weeks of August.
My husband is probably
correct when he says hope is not
a method; but for this hopeless
romantic, I think I will continue to
hope that in 2008 my husband and
I can be together as a couple in
the same room to celebrate
Valentine's Day. If not, we will al-
ways have the post office.
Until next time...


Chamber Members Report Good Winter

Look Forward to Best Ever Summer


Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce members heard
good news from each other as
business representatives made
reports on their current activities.
Speaking at the business meet-
ing of the Chamber on January
30, Nan Harper of Island Realty
announced a "first" for the
Beach.
"The Florida Real Estate
Commission will hold their annual
meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn
on February 20 through 21," Nan
said. "This is their first visit to
Pensacola Beach. These are very
prominent people in the real es-
tate business. I hope we can greet
them with open arms on their first
visit here."
Other speakers offered news
from the Beachbusiness commu-
nity, including the manager of the
Toll Plaza, Richard Butler, who
said the renovation is almost com-
plete and all four lanes will be
open on Mardi Gras Parade Day.
He also took into consideration
suggestions from the member-
ship that the pass purchasing


procedures be moved to a differ-
ent location than using one of the
toll lanes.
Beach hotels, Pensacola
Beach Resort, Hilton Garden Inn,
Hampton Inn, Springhill Suites,
and Paradise Inn all gave upbeat
reports on occupancy. Most are
completely booked for the Mardi
Gras parade weekend.
Beverly Boswell, co-owner
of the Sandshaker, said the bar is
hosting local qualifying for the
national Rock, Paper, Scissors
Competition. The finals will be in
Las Vegas, and will be telecast on
ESPN.
Sandi Johnson and Chrissy
Cook of the Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club announced that
the club would be entering a float
in the Krewe of Wrecks parade,
and will be assisting with Red
Bean and Rice.
Mike Cook of the Pensacola
Better Business Bureau an-
nounced that the BBB is holding
a scholarship program for high
school seniors. Applications can
be found at www.bbb.org.


Sandy Johnston, Chamber
Executive Director, added another
reason to cheer the Beach's
progress when she said 30,151
visitors had come through the
Visitor's Center in 2006, a thirty
percent increase over 2005.
The next business meeting
willbe at the Comfort Inn at 8:30
a.m. on Tuesday, February 27 with
Business After Hours at the Ol-
ive Drop on the same day.
For information on joining
the Chamber call Sandy at 932-
1500.
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Nothing could be more romantic than
living directly on the Gulf of Mexico. You
will love this two
bedroom/two bath
Emerald Isle unit
which is tastefully
furnished. This is a
sweetheart of a deal
at $510,000.

JEREMY JOHNSON

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Motor Mind Meld


This weekend my concrete
mixer almost went to mixer
Heaven. The problem was with
the mixer's motor. But oddly
enough this problem actually
turned into a reward a better
mixer than the original design -
and this is why! My mixer now
rotates both clockwise and coun-
terclockwise. Of course, my hus-
band Ralph and I were planning
two concrete pours this weekend
when we discovered the mixerwas
broken. And, of course, we
fought over how to resolve the
problem with the motor.
My philosophy and techni-
cal expertise said to lubricate the
internals of the motor and run it
until it died. Ralph's philosophy
and technical expertise said to re-
wind the windings; if indeed a
winding was bad. Due to the un-
precedented high costs of re-
placement motors and pulleys;
not to mention workmanship on
an existing motor, I won the deci-
sion. We sprayed CRC's All Pur-
pose Lubricant saturating the
bearings and other internals in-
side the motor casing. Lo and


behold we got movement. It
wasn't great, but if we assisted
the motor start, it worked fine. It
was during our initial added
thrust to our motor that we real-
ized our mixer could turn in either
direction. It all depended on
which way we helped start the
motor.
This motor is single phase
running on 120 AC. Depending
on the direction provided by the
STP, that would be me or Ralph
(Starting Torque People), the mo-
tor will spin in either direction.
Ralph and I are the starting torque
for the motor hence we are one
with the motor. Under normal cir-
cumstances, if the motor was
healthy, it would supply its own
starting torque. But due to a bad
winding, it needs the torque
people for assistance.
It isn't everyday a person
gets to be one with a motor. And
who knows maybe someday
nanomotors will fill in areas of our
bodies that might need help and
provide us with the "torque" we
need to get started. I think that
would be awesome.


Free Concerts Highlight Annual

Band Convention on Beach


Beach residents and visitors
should get ready for a musical
extravaganza of free concerts be-
ginning March lat the Hilton Gar-
den Inn. Free concerts, camara-
derie, and great band music will
be the focus of the 29th annual
Association of Concert Bands
Convention on Pensacola Beach
February 28 through March 4.
This year's convention is hosted
by the Pensacola Civic Band.
The concert schedule is as
follows:
Thursday, March 1
7:30 p.m. Mobile Pops
8:45 p.m. Tallahassee Winds


Friday, March 2
8:00 p.m. Baton Rouge Concert
Band
9:15 p.m. Piano Community
Band

Saturday, March 3
3:00 p.m. Association of Con-
cert Bands Convention Band
7:30 p.m. Gainesville Commu-
nity Band
8:45 p.m. Pensacola Civic Band
All concerts take place in the
Ballroom of the Hilton Garden Inn
on Pensacola Beach and are free
and open to the public. For more
information, please contact
RobinRowanat850.433.1319.

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SWEET TREATS Pensacola Beach Elementary School teachers indulged PTA members with an
afternoon Appreciation Party complete with a chocolate fountain. Red roses and a variety of choco-
late treats were presented to PTA members to thank them for their hard work. Getting ready to dip
into the chocolate fountain are: front row, (L to R) PTA member Karen McCurdy, and teachers Margie
Pitts, Sandee Bredesen, Jennifer Neale, Joy McLaurine, and Debbie Campanella. Back row, (L to R):
Fourth grade teacher Susan McLeod, and PTA members Tonya Goodroe, Pam Cahila, president,
Katie Robbins, Sherry Green, Lori Blissit, and Heather Cofelt. Not in photo are PTA Board members
Katie Cronin and Sindi Hightower.


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Brown grocery bags
Magazines
Glossy paper
Junk mail
Stationery & envelopes
Any high gradeluncoated
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Binder/notebook paper, any
color
Telephone books

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paper and cartons
Frozen food boxes
Microwave food boxes
Wax cereal box liners
IBooks
Gummed orglued bindings
Paper towels, napkins
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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


To BDJ -
I love you two
bunches
SJ


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 or Unfurnished.
Monthly or Annual. Completely
Remodeled. Quiet neighbor-
hood on Sound side. A Deal at
$1100 per month. 850-602-8045

Close to Beaches and Shop-
ping 3 bedroom/2.5 bath
townhouse for$1400/ mo. Swim-
ming pool with waterfall. Lush
landscaping. Furnished or un-
furnished. Call 850-934-3233
Real Estate House

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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

850-377-3145
Fax: 850-916-7199
www.JeremyJohnsonRealtor.com


Help Wanted

Gift Shop Sales Associate
Needed for High Volume Estab-
lished Beach Gift Shop. Must be
Dependable, Enthusiastic and
Outgoing. Great Hourly Pay,
Health Ins., 401k, paid vaca-
tions, all in a fun beach environ-
ment! Call 433-9490 or fax re-
sume to 437-7530.

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

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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
850-602-8045

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


Cleaning


Capable, Bonded, Licensed
Available to clean your home or of-
fice. Please call 850-490-5817 or
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Queen from $175
King from $275

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4-6 p.m.

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