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Volume II, Number 23 Pensacola Beach, Florida March 14, 2007

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The Society of Leprechauns will press the luck of the Irish to the outer limits on Saturday, March 17 at its twenty-first annual St. Patrick's Day Pub
Crawl on Pensacola Beach. There will be auctions and all things Irish for sale at each stop along the way as the crawlers raise funds for Covenant
Hospice of Northwest Florida. Lloyd Hess, a famous local leprechaun knows the Pub Crawl route well. He's a dyed-in-the-green veteran of many Pub
Crawls, contributes items for the sales, and walks among the leaders as they make their way from pub to pub to drink a toast to St. Patrick. More on
this story, Page 2.

Leprecbauns Own Pensacola Beach on St. Pabby's Day

The little green people will
soon take over the Beach. No, not
aliens, but the Society of Lepre-
chauns as they launch their
twenty-first annual St. Patrick's
Day Pub Crawl on Saturday,
March 17. The Pub Crawl will
honor its founder, the late Paddy
Blake. Festivities will begin at 10
a.m. at Bobby D's Beach Bar,
when crawlers can enjoy a corned
beef and cabbage breakfast. The
Leprechauns will leave Bobby
D's to arrive at their first stop,
Sidelines, at 11 a.m. Stops fol-
low on the hour at Crab's, The
Dock, the Sandshaker, Bamboo
Willie's, and end at Bobby D's at
4 p.m.
There will be sales, raffles,
and auctions all along the way,
according to Ruth Gray, coordi-
nator of the event.
"We normally raise about
eight thousand dollars during the
Pub Crawl," Ruth said. "All the

proceeds go to Covenant Hospice
of Northwest Florida."
The annual Bake Sale held
at the Elks Lodge on Saturday,
March 10 has always been a sell
out event when the
Leprechauns offer
their homemade P
delicacies to the
public. 10 a.m.
The Pub
Crawl was estab-
lished twenty-one 11 a.m.
years ago by the Noon
late Paddy Blake. 1 p.m.
And, that's all it
was. A bunch of 2 p.m.
rowdy guys going 3 p.m.
for bar to bar to 4 p.m.
toast St. Patrick.
After a while
Paddy, a fun lov-
ing Irishman with a deep commu-
nity spirit, began to make a few
changes here and there. He
formed the Society of Lepre-

chauns, who under his direction,
set up raffles and drawing and
conducted sales at each stop on
the route. The high-spirited lads
and lassies were still having fun,

ub Crawl Schedule
Corned Beef &Cabba
Bobby D's
Sidelines Sports Bar
Crab's, We Got 'Em
The Dock
Sandshaker Lounge
Bamboo Willie's
Bobby D's Beach Bar

but now they had a cause, a
During the early years, all
the monies went to the Beach

School from the Pub Crawl, but
more recently Hospice is the re-
cipient of the funds.
As the Pub Crawl began to
grow in numbers and spirit,
Paddy found a kin-
dred Irishman, Rich-
ard Dancer and the
two co-chaired the
ge event for many years.
After Paddy's death,
his wife Shirley, kept
the Pub Crawl going
to be sure Paddy's
legacy would never
fade away. Last year,
Ruth Gray took over
the leading role in the
Society of Lepre-
"We had more
than 200 crawlers last
year," Ruth said. "Since St.
Patrick's Day is on Saturday this
year, we expect as many as 400

Commemorative t-shirts will
be available along with a wide as-
sortment of shamrocks, beads,
garters, and other Irish memora-
bilia, according to Ruth.
Pub crawlers have the op-
tion of going to all locations,
stopping in one favorite bar,
or joining the crowd at any
point after the journey has
begun. Leprechauns don't like
rules, but there is a dress
code. Wear green. Green ev-
erything, just to prove you are
truly Irish.
A special event on this
year's Pub Crawl will be the
Green Bikini Contest at Bam-
boo Willie's at 3 p.m.
For more information, call
Ruth at 712-4821. Contributions
may be made payable to the Pub
Crawl Account, and mailed to Ruth
Gray, c/o Wade Wilson, CPA, 1601
West Garden Street, Pensacola, FL,

Allen R. Levin Way Honors Memory ofPortofino Developer

The memory of all the ben-
efits Pensacola Beach received
from Allen Levin during his life-
time will be preserved inthe nam-
ing of a stretch of Highway 399
as the Allen R. Levin Way. The
segment will be from Calle
Hermosa to Portofino, the world
class resort which Allen devel-
"Allen Levin was a very
humble and behind the scenes
gentleman who made great con-
tributions to Pensacola Beach,"
Board member Dr. Tom
Campanella said.
Allen passed away earlier
this year. Allen's wife, Terri
thanked the Board.
"You are correct," she said.
"Allen was a humble man, and I
speak for the family when I say
we are humbled and honored that
you would continue his legacy by
naming the road after him. I am
so touched. Thank you."
Appropriate street signs will
be installed at either end of the
newly named roadway.
The street naming announce-
ment took place at a three hour
session of the Santa Rosa Island
Authority's committee meetings
on February 28.
The question of a recently
recommended definition of what
constitutes a hotel room by the
Escambia County Planning and
Zoning Board came under discus-
sion at the meeting and Vernon
Prather, chairman, appointed

Fred Gant and Kelly Robertson
to serve on a committee to study
the matter, along with him. The
proposed broad definition of a
hotel room could lead to addi-
tional condominium construction
on Pensacola Beach. Before the
final draft is sent to the Board of
County Commissioners, there
will be a public hearing in April.
The SRIA committee met on
March 7, and will meet again
March 21 at 11:30 at the SRIA
office before sending its recom-
mendations to the full board of
the Authority. See New Hotel,
%age 5.
Committees covered a
myriad of issues and requests.
The highlights, committee by
committee follow:
Development and Leasing:
Bob McLaughlin, assistant
county administrator told the
committee that 353 code viola-
tions were issued to leaseholders
who needed to clean up their
properties. The leaseholders have
15 days to respond.
He also announced that there
would be a beachwide Team Up
to Clean Up Day on April 14
much like the one at Perdido Key.
Volunteers will be asked to clean
up debris from the rights-of-way.
Chris Cadenhead, repre-
senting the Fishing Pier an-
nounced that the building to be
constructed would contain a
tackle and gift shop and a bar and

In response to a request
from Phillip Napier presenting
the Grand Marlin Marina devel-
opers, Hoffman and Associates
appraised the properties along the
causeway at $960,000. The
Heliworks parcel and the lot ad-
jacent to the toll booth will be put
out for bids if the request is ap-
proved at the full board meeting.
Staff reports on visioning
plans included at $30,000 item to
landscape Pensacola Beach Blvd.
from the toll booth south. Staff
felt cleaning the beach and land-
scaping should be a priority this
Architectural and
Environmental Committee
Dr. Chris Houser from
UWF, gave a report on rip cur-
rents. A real time website is to be
developed so Beach lifeguards
can anticipate where rip currents
will occur, and adjust patrols ac-
cordingly, saving many lives.
A new fire station will be
constructed on the site of the
storm ravaged station on
Pensacola Beach.
Special Projects Committee
Board member John Pea-
cock presented a clipping from
the Pensacola News Journal
which appeared to show that
Escambia County had only 11
percent of the tourist rental mar-
ket while Baldwin County had 20
percent. Peacock said the world's
most beautiful beach, Pensacola
Beach, was not utilizing its assets

well enough.
Administrative Committee
Immediately following
Peacock's statements, Ed
Schroeder of the Pensacola
Chamber of Commerce reported
that the beaches of South Walton
County have the biggest share,
but the rentals in Escambia are
showing healthy growth. At this
point inthe year, Escambia is out-
performing others in the market.
Escambia now has 20% of the
rentals and is ranked sixth in the
State of Florida in tourism dol-
The bid of JaxCom LLC
was approved to till the Beach so
the sand does not become im-
pacted and impede turtle nesting.
Operations Committee
Debbie Norton, Environ-

mental and Development Ser-
vices manager, will invite
Escambia County traffic person-
nel to the Beach to get their input
on sand in the right-of-way,
which is piled up and obscures the
line of sight for motorists. Vernon
Prather said sand in the right-of-
way is a safety issue. "If we can-
not see at an intersection, it is so
Prather said the staff had ad-
vised him that this could become
a legal issue if it is not addressed
by the SRIA.
The Full Board will meet on
Wednesday, March 14, to take
action on the issues which have
been discussed in committee. The
meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the
Authority office. All SRIA meet-
ings are open to the public.



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Island Times

March 14, 2007

March 14,2007 Island Times PAGE 3

Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

How do you talk to a two-
year-old? Mostly talking non-
sense and acting like a clown. I
can remember when I had a reper-
toire of jokes and silly songs that
my little girls loved to hear dur-
ing the year before they turned
three. I think of those things in
the spring since that is where
most of them originate. Like
"Spring has sprung. The grass
has riz. I wonder where the flow-
ers is?" The poem is accompanied
by a search for the flowers, under
the pillow, under the rug, in the
little one's ears. This is all very
funny to a two-year-old even if I
never found the flowers.
There were the Goit and Boit
stories. Really, really silly. There
was a skoit named Goit and a guy
named Boit walking along the
street. Said Boit to Goit, "Look at
them thoity doity boids sitting on
the coib, a boipin' and a choipin'
and a eatin' doity woims."
And this one, said Goit to
Boit, "'Tis Spring.'Tis Spring, the
boid is on the wing." Said Boit to
Goit, "My woid, how absoid, I
thought the wing was on the
Enough of those. But if you
use them be sure to use the facial
contortions that you think fit the
poems. Your baby will crack up
Sometimes, I would sing
whimsical songs to my little girls.
The ones they liked the best had
no ending. Such as "Be kind to
your web-footed friends. That
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end which never came. Or this
one which was most acceptable,
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lollipop, and there's not another
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of a lollipop, when you come to
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No end but they chuckled,
giggled, and laughed out loud.
Two-year-olds may be
smarter than you think. Although
I read suitable books to them, they
would listen quietly, and then look
at me and say, "Tell the story
about the boids."
I don't know why a two-year-
old fights bedtime, but they do.
Although my children were born
before the term "terrible twos"
became popular, the only time I
can remember that they were out
of control was at bedtime.
I tucked them in. I sang to
them. I found their favorite sleepy
time toy for them to hold, and I
tip-toed out of their bedrooms as
I thankfully felt they were falling
As soon as I sat down in the
living room, they became really
thirsty. Like they were out-on-
the-desert thirsty. I would just be
looking at the beginning of a tele-
vision sitcom, when I would look
up and a little girl would be stand-
ing in the living room, rubbing her
eyes and announcing, "I'm
thirsty." So, off to the kitchen, and
then back to bed. Same old rou-
tine. Sing a song. Tuck in. Find
doll in covers, and kiss goodnight.
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seemed to need a drink of water
every night before they could
even consider falling asleep. I
guess all that commotion would
qualify for the "terrible twos." I
just thought they were conspir-
ing against me, trying to disrupt
my peaceful evening.
So, how do you talk to a two-
year-old? First, you give them a
drink of water to quench the
mighty bedtime thirst and then
you sing. Put away the bedtime
story books and sing. It just
keeps getting sillier.
"Gwendolyn and Christo-
pher went walking up the hill.
They walked and walked, and

walked and walked, and I guess
they are walking still."
"I don't want to go to bed.
I'm having too much fun."
"Sing it again, Mommie,"
comes a tired little voice.
"Would you like a drink of
water first?" I asked. "Yes, they
always wanted another drink of
"Sing it again, Mommie."
The appropriate gesture
which accompanies this song is
your index finger and middle fin-
ger go walking up the toddler's
"Sing it again, Mommie."
Sing it again. Walk up the
toddler's arm on your fingertips.

After about the fourth rendi-
tion of this ridiculous song, your
baby is snoozing away. Dream-
ing of Gwendolyn and Christo-
pher walking and walking, and
feeling the loving touch of a
mother's soft hands as her fingers
go walking up her baby's arm.
I always talked to my two-
year-olds in terms of spring. And,
every spring I think about my little
girls and how I entertained them
with absurd poems, songs and
acting like I was just in from the
circus. I wonder if they can re-
member the many trips I took
walking lovingly up their arms
until they fell asleep.
"Sing it again, Mommie."

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March 14, 2007


Do you want to help the ani-
mals at the Humane Society, the
Mayan Indian children, or the
kids in protective custody? You
can do it all without leaving the
Beach. Take old cells phones for
the Humane Society and note-
books, pencils, and pencil sharp-
eners for the Indian children to
Danah's Hair Salon. Take Easter
candy and small toys to the
Visitor's Information Center
where the Lunch Bunch will pick
them up and prepare Easter bas-
kets for 300 youngsters in pro-
tective custody in Escambia and
Santa Rosa counties.
Linda and John Merting are
singing lullabies to their new
grandson, Baylen Chance Knox,
born December 26, 2006. Baylen's
parents are Courtney and Bran-
don Knox of Destin.
Tracey Patterson Mitchell,
1995 queen of the Krewe of
Wrecks emailed a note to tell us
she really got a kick out of Bare-
foot on the Beach. She lives in
Pensacola now, but thinks of all
her Beach subjects around Mardi
Gras time every year. Tracey was
the queen who wore a tiara every
day of her year long reign.

Scenario: Two runners on
base in the Woodham-Navarre
Lady Raiders softball game. Haley
Curle comes up to bat. Hits a
grounder all the way to the outer
fence. Runners go home. Final
score: Navarre 2 and Woodham, 1.
Kathryn and Woody Curle, who
are former Beach residents, are
bursting with pride over their
daughter's great play.
Congratulations to Pete
Della Ratta, versatile sportsman,
teacher, Island Times fishing col-
umnist, and now baseball coach.
Pete will join the coaching staff
of the Pensacola Pelicans. He is a
former major league baseball
Shelby Hobbs won first
place in the Optimist Club's
Speech Contest. Shelby is in the
eighth grade at Gulf Breeze
Middle School. Her parents are
Jim and Sherry Hobbs, Beach resi-
Nick Lanza, a Beach life-
guard, graduated from Gulf
Breeze High School and is cur-
rently enrolled at UWF He will
attend Auburn University this fall
on a Navy ROTC scholarship.
Brother Jeff is a junior at Gulf
Breeze High School. Both are

graduates of Pensacola Beach
Elementary School and were mem-
bers of the Krewe of Kids.
Janet and Allen Penniman
celebrated their fiftieth wedding
anniversary onFebruary 23. They
celebrated the event with friends,
enjoying dinner at Flounder's.
Moving to the Beach was a
whole lot of work for Darla
Richardson and Thomas
Lumpkin, but getting to live at
Santa Rosa Dunes made every
ache and pain worth it.
Jan Scruggs, manager of The
Dock, is doing very well during
her recovery from abone marrow
transplant in Houston. She thanks
everyone who sent her cards and
notes. She could be back home
as soon as next month.
Friends bid Linda Terry
goodbye last week. She is moving
toBirmingham,Alabama tobenear
her aging parents. Linda swears
she has Beach weekends already
scheduled for this summer.

The last trivia question
which was to identify the cool
dude in the photo, drew a lot of
attention. Lisa Hassett was the
first to answer, but she picked the
wrong brother, Tiger Atkinson.
Minutes later, Judy L'Oignon an-
swered correctly, Flip Atkinson.
Perennial trivia players Bill
Greene and Morrie Drees also
answered correctly, but too late.
Judy wins the shirt.
By Friday, the Island Times
email was overflowing with an-
swers from everywhere. Most
notably from General Bob
Kennedy, who recognized his
nephew, Flip, who was the sec-
ond born of his 39 nieces and
nephews. And this from Kathryn
Curle, "Of course, the wonderful
picture is of Flipper O'Toole
Atkinson of the famous Sun Ray
Taco Shop." Lots of Flip's old
friends recognized him in the
photo, among them were Jeff
Goudey and Susi O'Lyon.
Flip was a well known chef
at McGuire's Irish Pub and later
at the Sun Ray Taco Shop which
he co-owned with Tiger. He died
of a heart attack at age 43 onMarch
16, 1998. Thanks to Amy DePew
for submitting the photo, bring-
ing warm memories of the happy-

go-lucky Flip.
When spring arrives, deep
sea fishing starts. One of the fish-
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Marina is the Miss Marissa. Who
is the Captain? The first one to
email the correct answer gets a t-
shirt. It could be you!
Rules are the same. Send
your answer in an email to:
islandtimes@tbellsouth.net with
"trivia" in the subject line. Please
include your name and phone
number along with your answer.
The trivia buff who submits the
first correct answer before March
21 will receive an official Island
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March 14, 2007

New Hotel Room Definition Draws Fire from Beach Residents, Businesses

What constitutes a hotel
room? What constitutes a
condo? And, if the two should
ever marry, would they live hap-
pily ever after? Maybe yes, and
maybe no.
Many beach residents and
businesses are reacting nega-
tively to the recent definition of
a hotel room, approved and rec-
ommended to the County Com-
mission by the Escambia
County Planning and Zoning
Board. The proposal would not
limit the size of a hotel room and
would allow a sixteen week oc-
cupancy by the owner each
year. Basically, opponents of
the measure say, this opens the
door for condominium con-
struction along with hotels on
Pensacola Beach.
By the time the Santa Rosa
Island Authority subcommittee
met to discuss the issue on
March 7, the Pensacola Beach
Residents and Leaseholders
Association had already re-
tained the services of an attor-
ney, Ed Fleming, to fight the
change in definition. Also, the
merchants of Quietwater Beach
Boardwalk had hired Fleming as
well to handle their objections.
Julian MacQueen, Beach
hotel developer, said, "I want to
build hotels. Financing hotels
with land and construction
costs the way they are make it
prohibitive. I will not build any-
more. I will go outside of
Escambia County."
A 94 unit condo/hotel, The
Towers is under construction at
the Hilton Garden Inn, a prop-
erty owned by MacQueen's
Innisfree Hotels.
Vernon Prather, chairman
suggested to fellow subcom-
mittee members Fred Gant and

Kelly Robertson that the sub-
committee explore the following
What effect does this have
on sales taxes on the Beach and
in Escambia County?
Will it make more or less
money collected as bed tax?
What effect does it have on
lease fees collected?
Does it have a positive im-
pact on the shoulder season?
Is the wording of the pro-
posed change suitable for a le-
gal definition?
Matt Dannheisser, SRIA at-
torney, summarized the ordi-
nance saying the former hotel
room definition was a 500
square foot limit with an owner
occupancy not to exceed 14
days, and there was a limit on
Dannheisser continued
that if a unit is described as a
condo that it must have condo-
minium documents and owners
cannot be required to pay to
stay there or be forced to put
their unit in the rental pool. The
State of Florida governs these
Dannheisser told the group
the reason for the definition is
to comply with the Beach's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan.
The plan limits residential
dwellings to 4128 and limits
hotels on acreage and zoning.
"If it is a hotel it must meet
the size limit and owner occu-
pancy criteria and not be con-
sidered a residential dwelling
which would interfere with the
cap," he said.
The SRIA boardroom was
filled at the morning meeting
with interested people who
spoke on the issue.
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the effects of changing this defi-
nition. I would like staff to pro-
vide us with numbers that would
reflect this," he said.
At press time, the definition
change which could lead to the

Pensacola Beach was still up in
the air.
The SRIA staff will begin re-
searching material to be presented
to the subcommittee on March 21
at 11:30 a.m. at the Island Author-
ity office. The matter will be dis-
cussed at the Board of County
Commission meeting on Tuesday,
April 10 at 5:30 p.m. All meetings

construction of hybrid hotels on are open to the public.

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Skatbi (ewis w

I can't believe this is my fifti-
eth column! I never thought
they'd let me do this for so long
or that I'd have so much to say.
(Some people aren't surprised
that I have a lot to say, I know.)
Happy Spring, everyone! As
beautiful as the weather is today,
I'm totally enthralled with the
view from our new home and find
it hard to leave my house. Some
of you who know me well pre-
dicted this and said to me, "When
you do get into that house, we're
not going to see you for
Well, that's not true as I plan
to attend Mental Health Night
tonight at Queen (Paulette Pro-
vost) Shugah's. She had a birth-
day March 8, so "Happy Birth-
day, Queen Shugah!"
I plan to attend the Annual
Paddy Blake Pub Crawl. Oh, I
know that's not its' official title,
but to me it is and always will be.
I owe it to Paddy's memory to
continue to support the Pub
Anyway, speaking of the
beautiful weather, we think our
grandson, Jesiah, may someday
be a meteorologist. He's always
loved our colorful weather chan-
nel and Sunday we overheard him
tell his Mom (they were getting
dressed for the recent Renais-
sance Fair), "the 'temperature' was
47 degrees and there was some
cold blowing down!" Mom,
Melanie, said it was, in fact, freez-
ing at the Fair. He checks the 'tem-
perature' every morning before
school. Hey, that's a good job,
you can be wrong a lot and still
have a job! Although he's told
us "He doesn't ever want to be a
grown-up!" My heartjust swelled
as I said to him, "Why baby, that's
just the heart & soul of a true Is-
lander! Pappy and I aren't sure
we're grown-up yet."
Nauga Queen, Christine,just
kept her nine-month-old grand-
daughter for nine days. That's a
little too long for me, but her
daughter, Denise and her hus-
band were on a cruise. So, we
wish you well, Queen Christine
Bunkie! Grandkids are certainly
good for hours of entertainment
and pure, sweet love!
Our house is still not fin-
ished, but we're working daily to
accomplish this. I would like to

remind people that when invited
to view a new home, here is the
No. 1 question notto ask "When
do you think you'll be finished?"
Trust me, we all thought we'd be
finished by now. But 'finishing'
is a verb that's on-going and
seemingly endless. But that
doesn't matter to those of us that
have finally returned home. We're
so extremely grateful just to be
back in our home! I have seen
the most incredible sunsets from
my couch, and soon they will be
from our bedroom overlooking
the Sound.
Our recipe this week comes
from the 'giving-up' of something
for Lent. Even though I am not
Catholic, orfull Irish like Michael
Sullivan and Paddy Blake, there
is some Irish in my Heinz 57 back-
ground and I like to participate in
nearly everything.
So, what did I give up for
Lent? Well, I decided to give up
my regular morning cup of cof-
fee. Instead, I'm going to have a
cup (or more) of Irish Coffee each
morning. Some may say this is
cheating, but how can that be if
you're not full Irish and Catholic?
That's the joy of being Southern
Baptist (some Pastors may dis-
agree no phone calls or letters,
please). I practice my religion on
a one-on-one basis with God and
everyone who's gotten there be-
fore me. (Save me a seat at that
great Tiki in the sky!)
Okay, let's cook (actually, it's
more of a drinking recipe, so let's

Irish Coffee

Freshly brewed piping hot
2 tsp. dark brown sugar
1 jigger (or more) Irish whiskey
Chilled fresh whipped cream

Heat the whiskey and sugar.
Preheat the glass or cup. Dip the
glass rim in the liquor before pour-
ing in the whiskey and sugar. Fill
to the top with coffee and stir. Top
with whipped cream and serve
immediately. Actually, I cheat and
use Irish Cream instead of whis-
key and you can't drink just one!
But to each his own.
Enjoy, share with a friend and
crawl until you can't crawl any-
more! Happy St. Patrick's Day
and may you each find your own
lucky clover.

When the Belmount Abbey College baseball players weren't
smacking home runs in the tournament, they were shooting for a
holes-in-one on the Tiki Island Fantasy Golf Course. Enjoying the
sunny weather on March 7 are (L to R): Austin Carithers, Alex
Castellanos, Derek Swilley, Nick Popp, John Merritt, and Josh Cable
who traveled to the Beach from Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Pinot Noir aficionados often say that once
you have experienced the silky texture
of Pinot Noir you are likely to develop a
love affair with this temperamental grape.
Grown most notably in Burgundy, Pinot
Noir is also grown with great success in
California and Oregon in this country, as
well as New Zealand, where it is the
third most widely planted variety. Wher-
ever Pinot Noir grows, this thin-skinned
grape is known for taking on the charac-
teristics of the climate and soil of its home.
Pinot Noir is also grown in France's Loire
and Alsace regions, Italy, Germany,
Austria, Switzerland, Australia, South
Africa, and South America. Drinking
wines from these various places invites
comparisons of the wines' juicy fruit fla-

HINT: Pinot Noir is particularly suited for
drinking with game birds and certain fish.

As the aficionados often say ifs hard not
to cultivate a taste for Pinot Noir once
you have tried it. At Beach Wines &
Liquors, Inc., we carry a large variety of
Pinot Noir, both domestic and imported
wines. Our wine experts can help you
find, and perhaps come to enjoy Pinot
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March 14.2007 Island Times PAGE 7

At the February Chamber
members ship meeting, SRIA Gen-
eral Manager Buck Lee encour-
aged all beach business owners
and residents to write to their
elected officials regarding the re-
pair and re-opening of the road
to Fort Pickens and the Beach
road to Navarre. Buck said, "It is
an issue of both economics and
safety. We are a cul-de-sac."
Here's the addresses for the
United State Senators:
Mel Martinez, 317 Hart Sen-
ate Office Bldg, Washington, D.C.
Bill Nelson, 716 Hart Senate
Office Bldg., Washington, D.C.
Representative Jeff Miller
324 Cannon House Office
Bldg, Washington, D.C. 20515
Patrons of Maria's Seafood
know that honesty is the best
policy and Maria's Seafood owner
KristinAmberson agrees. Maria's
was recognized during a recent
sting operation to expose seafood
fraud for accurately and honestly
labeling fish for sale. Nothing
fishy is going on there.
The familiar blue water tum-
bling down the freshly painted
stones is heralding the start of a
complete renovation at Tiki Island
Golf and Games this spring.
Spring and summer birthday
partiers need to book now.
Peggy Freeman has opened a
new Comfort Zone Footwear lo-
cation just across the bridge at
701 E. Gregory. The Gulf Breeze
location has Crocs for beach feet.
Pandora de Balthazar holds
the largest collection of antique
linens and textiles in the U.S. dat-
ing mostly from the 18th century.
It took the publishers of Glori-
ous Linens a few days to photo-
graph Pandora's collection- over
2 million pieces for their latest
County Commissioner Grover
Robinson is interested in what
you have to say, so he has
scheduled a Town Hall Meeting
on Pensacola Beach, Thursday,
June 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at
the Santa Rosa Island Authority

Pensacola Beach Chamber members and friends
dropped in for martinis at the Olive Drop, February 27. Adding to
the fun at the Chamber After Hours are (L to R): Beach residents
Mike Cook, BBB, and Woman's Club President Chrissy Cook who
brought visiting relatives Elmer and Liz Ciancone from Terra Haute,
Indiana. Liz and Elmer have been coming to the Beach since 1968.

S mm.A'IU Ser jf -
Wendy Grice, right, made sure that birthday girl Jackie
McMillan, left, celebrated in fine fashion February 27 at the Olive
Drop. Jackie had a few extra birthday well wishers, since the
Chamber Business After Hours was hosted at the same time and
same place.

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Toast St. Patrick At Our Lady's Celebration

Grab your shamrock and put
on your kilt, Our Lady of the As-
sumption Mission has gone Irish.
The Catholic Church located at 920
Via de Luna is hosting a St. Patrick's
Day Celebration, Saturday, March

17. Admission is $5 per person and
children under 3 are free. Happy
hour begins at 6 p.m. and a Corned
Beef and Cabbage Dinner follows
"We will have sing-alongs

and St. Patrick and his entourage
will be there," said Joy Dewine,
one of the Irish organizers. "Ev-
eryone is welcome to attend."
RSVP by March 15 by call-
ing Joy at 934-1326.

IOeSto Sho for th Watest Enhuiat

Nickelodeon's Slime Across America Tour oozed onto Pensacola
Beach, Thursday, March 8. Nickelodeon hero and host Pick Boy is
wowed by courageous Beach resident Stephanie Moraes who just
got slimed.

Unsuspecting Beach fourth grader Peyton Hoover, left, is about
to get slimed during Nickelodeon's Slime Across America Tour
March 8. Pensacola's Ashley Woods, right, gets ready for more.

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March 14, 2007 Island Times PAGE 9

Friends, Family Bid Farewell To Lloyd
.Submitted by Kenny Mattair

By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church

While trying to think of
something to write about for
this article, the phrase, "Be-
ware the Ides of March"
popped into my mind. I had
heard it many times, and knew
it was associated with the
death of Julius Caesar, but
never really knew its history,
so I went to the Internet and
discovered some interesting
If you've read
Shakespeare's play, Julius
Caesar, you'll remember the
line by the soothsayer who
tells Caesar who is on his way
to the Senate, where his death
will occur, "Beware the Ides
of March." Caesar's re-
sponse was, "He is a
dreamer; let us leave him.
Pass." But, Caesar was as-
sassinated on the 15th day of
the Roman month now known
as the month of March. The
idea has survived the centu-
ries, and even today "Beware
the Ides of March," generally
carries with it a connotation
of something unusually bad
about to happen. Ides, how-
ever, simply identified the
15th day in March, May, July,
and October, while the 13th
was considered the middle of
the month in the other
One article on the Internet
indicates that the Ides of March
are celebrated every year in

Rome. One tradition is to
have a toga run by the Hash
House Harriers in the streets
of Rome where Caesar was
The Hash House Harriers
main activity is somewhat similar
to our 5-K, 10-K, etc., runs, and
the main difference is that the
goal is to follow the trail which
leads to a cache of beer which is
the reason it is often described
as "a drinking club with a run-
ning problem."
For most of us, the middle
of March (the Ides) come and go
and we never give it a second
thought, except that we are half
way through the month which
means that our second pay check
of the month may be due, or to
some it may suggest that life is
moving along pretty fast and
we'd better make the most of our
time. That, I think, is probably
the most important thought:
What can I do that will utilize
my time and efforts so that my
legacy will be that I left the
world a better place than when
I found it? I suggest we em-
brace the Ides of March for
the potential it holds and not
dread it.

Lloyd J. Mattair, Sr., 82, a
former General Foreman from the
Pensacola Naval Air Station, died
of kidney failure on March 3 at
the Haven of Peace in Pensacola,
Mr. Mattair was a lifelong
resident of Pensacola, Florida, as
was his father, Lloyd B. Mattair,
who was Chief Engineer on the
historical ship, The Tarpon, fa-
mous for Gulf Coast goods deliv-
ery in the early 1900s. Mr.
Mattair's grandfather, William Ira
Mattair, also served on The Tar-
pon as the ship's pilot.
Mr. Mattair graduated from
Pensacola High School and
served as a US Navy aerial gun-
ner instructor during WWII. He
was stationed in California, North
Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Mattair and his wife,
Connie Rosique Mattair, were life-

Benefit Plan

Diane and JonBicker, former
owners of the Beach Kite Shop,
helped residents and visitors on
Pensacola Beach for years in
choosing a colorful and whimsi-
cal kite to fly. Now they are ask-
ing for help for their twelve-year-
old granddaughter, Kylie Valin.
Kylie must undergo brain
surgery for the second time. The
family is requesting help with the
mounting expenses. An account
in Kylie's name has been estab-

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long friends to many
Pensacolians. They also made
many new friends while RV trav-
eling for more than 10 years
around the US and Canada.
Mr. Mattair was a kind,
gentle and compassionate man
with exceptional mechanical and
electrical skills he knew how to
build or repair most anything as
demonstrated by the family
homes he built in Pensacola and
on Pensacola Beach. He spent
many years investing in and im-
proving real estate properties to
provide for and teach his family
about the construction business.
He was a fun-loving and de-
voted husband and father who
loved life and loved his family. He
enjoyed local clubs and festivi-
ties, was an excellent dancer and
was a past member of the Knights
of Columbus, Karnival Kavileers,

Gulf Coasters RV Club and was a
current member of the Pensacola
BeachElks #497. He loved to boat
and fish with his children and
grandchildren and many delicious
meals resulted from his fishing
There are many stories of his
humor, integrity, fairness, friend-
ship and love. The family was for-
tunate to have him for 82 years.
He taught us many things not just
by his words but by how he lived
his life with courage, conviction
and independence.
Survivors include his wife of
58 years, Connie Mattair of
Pensacola Beach; four children,
Lloyd J. Mattair Jr.of Gulf Breeze,
Florida; Elaine Mattair of Reston,
Virginia; Kenneth S. Mattair of
Navarre, Florida and Wayne E.
Mattair of GulfBreeze, Florida and
7 grandchildren.

ned for Local Youngster

lished at AmSouth Bank and any
donation would be appreciated.
New Attitude Salon, 3238
Fordham Parkway in Gulf Breeze
is hosting a fundraiser, Saturday,
March 17 all day long. Denise
Williams, owner, will be donating
half of her proceeds to the Kylie

Valin account.
Diane and Jon will have kites
for sale infront of New Attitude
Salon with all proceeds benefit-
ting Kylie.
For more information about
the benefit or to make a donation,
contact Diane Bicker at 291-7621.

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

The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven
rooms of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video gamesand more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night.
Serving lunch and dinner, too! It's where the Party People Party!
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street. Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring 434-6211 or visit
The locals spot on Pensacola Beach. Nightly drink spe-
cials. Very happy hour everyday until 7 p.m. which includes
$2.75 Bushwackers. Pool. Live Music.
Find us at 65 Via de Luna, in downtown Pensacola Beach's
historic district. Just down from The Islander Lounge. 850-932-
0864. www.breakbeachbar.com

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

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

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

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.

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March 14,2007 Island Times PAGE 13
Q A s,,,t- u -- .- Local Sailors Take Top Spots

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Goodbye, My Friend
David Bogan
David E. Bogan, age 43, of
Gulf Breeze, FL, went home to his
Heavenly Father on Febru-
ary 21, 2007, leaving behind
the love of his life and wife
of 10 years, Dove Hadley
Bogan, and their young
daughter Joy Dawn Bogan.
David is also survived
by his parents, Gene Bogan
and Francis O'Pry, his step-
mother Elena Bogan, his
brother John Bogan, his
sister-in-law Christy
Bogan, his sister Laura
Neilson, his nieces and
nephews, Doug, Ginger, Greg,
and Julia, as well as many other
family members.
David was born in Graham,
TX, and spent most of his life
in Gulf Breeze and Pensacola
Beach. He was a graduate of


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Gulf Breeze High school and the
University of Florida with a civil
engineering degree. David was
a professional engineer with the
Florida Department of Trans-

portation for 18 years. He was
the project manager of the I-10
Escambia Bay Bridge and the
Florida Welcome Station as
well as many other road
projects. He was an avid and
talented surfer and

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cess for surfers. David was an
active member and head usher
of his church, Calvary Chapel
of Gulf Breeze.
Donations may be
made to David Bogan
Memorial Fund, Surfers
on Mission, Globe Inter-
national, P.O. Box 3040,
Pensacola, FL 32516-3040.
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Pensacola Beach Elementary
School students entered stories
about their dads, stepfathers and
father figures in a schoolwide
Essay Contest. Winning essays
were sent to Escambia County to
be judged in a district competi-
tion. Here are some of the win-
My Stepdad
By Robbie McLin, Fifth Grade
Out of all the fathers in
the world, if I had to chose one it
would be a no brainer, my
stepdad Dale. He is the most
down to earth person I know.
There are three main reason that
make him great. He has a great
sense of humor. He always en-
courages me in everything I do
and he teaches me things. I love
my stepdad.
First reason why he is
so great is he has a fantastic
sense of humor. He can turn ev-
erything into a joke. He can make
anybody laugh. He can turn a
frown into a smile everyday. He
is the funniest guy in America.
Next, my stepdad encourages
me in all the things I do. For ex-
ample, one time I was in a base-
ball hitting slump and I almost
quit. Then he told me just be-
cause you're not playing so great
right now does not matter as
long as you have fun.
Then he told me you

love baseball so you don't need
to quit. After he told me that, I hit a
home run over the fence.
Last, but not least, he
teaches me things. The thing that
he is best at teaching me is how
to surf. I am now a good surfer
because of him. He taught me
all I need to know about surfing.
Me and him will be surfing along-
side each other for a very long
My stepfather may of not
saved me from a burning build-
ing or anything, but he is still the
best father. He has the best
sense of humor, he encourages
me. Last he teaches me things.
My father will always be there for
me. I love him so much.
My Father
By Sage Dunne, Fifth Grade
If I had to pick one per-
son to spend the rest of my life
with, it would be my dad. I would
choose him because he listens
to my opinions, spends tons of
time with me and comforts me
when I am sad. My father always
considers my opinions, and
most of the time goes with my
opinion. He always has time to
spend with me for sports, or cook-
ing or even just hanging around.
Everytime I'm sad he tells me
everything will be alright. My dad
should definitely be Father of the
The first reason why

my dad should be Father of the
Year is because he listens to my
opinions. When I said, "Dad, I
want to play volleyball," he didn't
comment on the money. He just
supported me. About a week or
two ago, I told him that I wanted
to play softball. So he said, "We
have to go get you a mitt and ball!"
A lot of time I will remark on how
to do something, like cooking or
math. Eventhough it usually
doesn't work and eventhough my
dad is more experienced in both
of those subjects, we will still try
it my way.
The next example of
why my dad is the best is be-
cause he spends time with me.
A while ago, my dad and I took
cake decorating classes. It was
prefect because it combined my
passion for art and my dad's love
of cooking. We had a great time,
eventhough I got icing all in my
hair one day. My dad also said
for my 11th birthday, he and I
could go out to dinner together.
Even without my siblings and my
mom, we could go together!
Finally, my dad could
win Father of the Year, because
he comforts me when I'm sad.
Sometimes people make fun of
me at school or in sports, I'll cry
at home. My dad will come up to
me and let me sit in his lap. Then
he listens to my whole story, with-
out interruption. After I'm done,

he'll come up with a resolution.
Sometimes he tells me to ignore
the people or confront them. His
advice always works.
My dad is the most fan-
tastic man in the world. I say this
because he listens to my opin-
ions; he spends time with me and
is the best shoulder to cry on. My
dad never says, "You wouldn't like
it if you did it." He would say, "Try it
if you really want to!"
My dad always brings
me to the best places, just him
and me. My dad will nevertell me
to toughen up when tears are
streaming out of my eyes. He
just listens. If there was a name
for the greatest man in the uni-
verse, it would be Reed Dunne,
my dad.
My Uncle
By Mary Elliott, Second Grade
Let me tell you what my
uncle means to me. First, when I
get hurt he cares for me. When I
dislocated my arm, he took care
of me and helped me get
Sometimes I get frus-
trated at my uncle when he fights
with my ant. I know all grownups
argue but I don't like it.
Last, but not least, my
uncle is nice. He lets me do what
I want. He also cares for every-
one. I love to go visit my uncle
because he takes us swimming
in his neighborhood pool. I would

like to go see my uncle soon.

My Grandfather
Maddie Grace McCurdy
Second Grade
Let me tell you what my
grandfather means to me. The
first one is joys. When he came
to my birthday I was excited. His
present was the best. The
present was he was there. Here
are some memories of my
Every time I go there
Papa and I got to Mule Day. Mule
Day is a party where you drink
apple cider, ride mules, win toys
and best of all you get to get your
face painted.
Papa and I eat oysters
on the porch at his house. He
gets them right out of the ocean.
He shucks them. Papa and I eat
them raw on crackers with
cetscup. They are delishas!
Papa and I go to the
park every Friday. When Papa
and I go, Tarzan always follows
us. Tarzan is a squirrel. Papa
feeds him nuts. Papa and I keep
Tarzan in a cage.
These are a couple of
thing my grandfather taught me.
Papa taught me how to tie my
shoes. Papa taught me the word
"invisible" and what it means. I
would like to see him more often.

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March 14, 2007

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Chavis Crowned Beach Poker Champion in Monthly Tournament

Weekly winners of Texas
Hold 'Em 4 Fun games for the
entire month of February gathered
to test their skills around the
poker tables at the Paradise Bar
and Grill on Friday, March 2.
Beach resident Tommy Chavis
amassed enough chips to claim
the title of Champion for the
month of February. J.O. Weeks
was the runner-up.
That was not Tommy's first
win in Paradise. With a warm
breeze coming off the Gulf,
Tommy Chavis' stack grew to
$248,000 in chip count as he
cleared the final table in record
time on February 27. Fran Cox
rode the Wave and folded sev-
eral winning hands (it turned out)
to hard betting from Mark Julian
and Tommy Chavis but survived
to claim second.
And, Tommy Chavis, yet
again, claimed first prize at Para-
dise on March 7 with a win over
Michelle Bourgeois.
Mark Julianjoined the ranks
of the winners as he made his
skill known on March 5 at Para-
dise takin' out Trace Lewis in the
Winners at Paddy O'Leary's
poker tables included Jacob
Barry of Gulf Breeze on February
27, Waldo Defendorfin on March
3 and Mark "Dr. J" Julian on
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Dreaming of Spring? Think
about scents in your bath and bed-
room! For centuries, natural herbs
and flowers have been the favorite
to grace the home, the bath, and the
body, forrelaxation, rejuvenation, and
to enhance the senses. Let's lavish
ourselves in lavender.
Around the world, spas are
catering to women, men, chil-
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environment to enhance the
body's relaxation and enjoyment
Today, in our contemporary
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Withjust abitofassistance, you
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ing cleansers, and begin soothing
those tired muscles, as well as giving
yourself oryour honey an invigorat-
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Whether alone or with your

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partner, these simple steps will
make a day or an evening more
If it's a celebration, set up an
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with fruit and cheese to enjoy
during your own private Spa Day!
Want to know how to start?
I prefer to begin with my laven-
der bath salts in a deep soaking
tub. This is an important choice
as it gives the body a true chance
to unwind and relax. Just one
drop of lavender essential with a
tiny touch of mint will enhance
the experience. Wow! If this
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After your soaking tub, try
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mint foot cream [yes, it can be
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This step will bring circula-
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Here are a few little things you
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your appearance and save your
wallet! Some might sound a little
crazy- but they have been known
to work!
1). Milk of Magnesia. Used
as a facial mask. Apply it straight
from the bottle. Let it dry for 5 to
10 minutes. Rinse off with warm
water. Pat face dry. One of my cli-
ents swears by this, and she has
beautiful skin! If you have sensi-
tive skin, try Pepto-Bismol. Ap-
ply the same way, but rinse with
cool water. Very refreshing!
2). Crisco. Right fromthe can,
Crisco is a big secret among mod-
els and nurses. Use it to remove
make-up and is highly effective
as a moisturizer if you have dry

skin. It is rumored that hospitals
even use it to treat psoriasis and
eczema. They are known to dis-
guise it as cream "C".
3). Baking soda. Man, I wish I
was the inventor of this product. It
can be used for so many things
besides baking! Besides deodor-
izing, you can add a little to your
shampoo, (in your hand, not in the
bottle) to remove any product build
up onyour hair. Add some to your
bath water to soothe itching, irri-
tated, or sunburned skin, or you
can mix a couple to teaspoons in
water for indigestion. What a great
4). Hemorrhoid Cream. Don't
laugh- this gives an instant face
lift! Use it on puffy eyes, along the
jaw line and puffy cheeks- a favor-
ite of die hard party-goers!
5). Visine- its not just for your
eyes! In the same way that it
removes redness from your eye-

ball, it removes the redness from
pimples. Squeeze a little out on a
Q-Tip, hold onthe desired area for
10-15 seconds, or until it disap-
pears. This will not make the blem-
ish go away, but the redness will
lessen. Some people have tried
Crest toothpaste (regular, not gel)
to make blemishes disappear
6). Spoons. I always keep two
in my freezer for the morning eye
puffies. Afteryou take them out of
the freezer, wrap them in a paper
towel, so they won't drip on you
and place onyour eyelids for 5-10
minutes. This reduces the swell-
ing and makes you feel more
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March 14, 2007

March 14,2007 Island Times PAGE 17

SA L 'f RD'5 TO N G U E New Chamber Officers Begin Plans for
The LI(22 RD'S 7ONGUE t Bigger, Better, Beach Business Year

by E.K. Hewson

St. Patrick's Day has to be
one of my all-time favorite cel-
ebrations. It seems the luck of the
Irish always smiles favorably
upon me. It was during the 1989
Pensacola Beach Pub Crawl that
Harry, my then boyfriend, now
husband, professed his undying
love for me somewhere between
Dirty Joe's and Kevin's. I guess
it is safe to assume that 18 years
later it wasn't just the green beer
talking. St. Patrick's Day is also
when I found out that love is not
blind. It is unconditionally com-
That same year, Harry en-
tered us in the McGuire's Irish
Pub Prediction Run. I only agreed
to participate in this race because
my prediction was to just finish
the run and head straight to the
beer tent. I had no intention of
actually racing or leaving the con-
tents of my stomach on the side
of the road. So with very dark
sunglasses, bagels, Gatorade and
our little matching bright yellow
running jerseys, Harry and I left
the beach for McGuire's.
As we lined up for the run, I
highly encouraged Harry to not
run with me. A little voice in the
back of my head kept saying, "he
runs 6 minute miles, you run 10
minute miles, he's no longer 12
green beers to the wind, this is
not good." Yet he continued to
promise that he would run my
pace and he was secure enough
in his manhood that when his
classmates from flight school
passed us, he'd would be okay
with it. Looking back on that
moment in time, I was either re-
ally hung over or delusional or
probably both.
Sure enough, the gun fired
and we began the silent trod
down Gregory Street. I was in no

mood for idle chit chat because it
was taking all of my concentra-
tion to put one foot in front of the
other while watching for any
signs of a meltdown from Harry.
A few of his friends passed us
and made comments about the
shirts he bought for all of us to
wear. Harry just laughed and con-
tinued to stick to his promise that
he would not make me run any
faster than I was capable of. Or
so I thought.
As we headed down along
the water front on Bayfront Park-
way, we could hear the chant of
an Aviation Officer Candidate
School class approaching from
behind. I turned around to see a
group of future Naval aviators
running in formation, chanting
and carrying a banner. They were
gaining on us and somehow my
cute and cuddly leprechaun
turned into a maniacal Marine.
Thus at mile three in the middle
of the McGuire's Prediction Run
in historic downtown Pensacola,
we had our first disagreement.
"Run faster," Harry yelled.
"No," I said.
"What are you doing?" he
"I'm moving over to let them
pass," I said.
"No, you are not."
"Yes, I am."
As we bantered back with
no's and yes's, not one, not two,
but three AOCS classes passed
us by. It was a long 3.2 miles back
to McGuire's and the nearest beer
tent. I was in a lot of pain both
physically and emotionally. My
head hurt from the night before
and my heart was breaking, too.
It was because of me Harry had
to do the run of shame. We
agreed that for the sake of our
relationship, we would never run

a race together again.
So this St. Patrick's Day, I will
be lacing up my running shoes
solo and competing in the annual
MCAS Cherry Point Half Mara-
thonwith Harry, my husband, and
Harry, our son, as my support
group. I also promised my family
that I would dig deep and pick up
my pace before I let any banner
waving, chanting formation pass
And who knows? With
those two lovable leprechauns
cheering for me, a little luck of the
Irish and no pub crawl the night
before, I just might be able to
keep my word.
Until next time...

Elks Dedicate
The Dedication Ceremony
for the new Pensacola Beach Elk's
Lodge #497 will be at 2 p.m. on
Saturday, March 24 as part of a
three-day celebration. Friday's
events willbe a Pasta Dinner from
five to seven followed by the live
music of Dunnotar.
Saturday's schedule begins
with Kids Time during the morn-
ing hours, with the Dedication at

The Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce is off and run-
ning with a new set of officers and
directors and numerous plans for
the new year. Sandy Johnston,
Executive Director introduced the
officers at their membership meet-
ing on February 26. Jeff Elbert,
Island Style owner, is the new
president. Karen Cook Cowen,
Real Estate House owner, is vice
president. Diane Tyson from
Sabine Marina is the second vice
president and secretary. Kristin
Amberson, co-owner of Side-
lines, PegLeg Pete's and Maria's
Seafood is the treasurer. Board
members are Nan Harper, co-
owner Island Realty, Beverly
Boswell, co-owner of the
Sandshaker, Nora Jones, Bamboo

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2 p.m. and hot dog and burger
plates from three to five p.m.
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The Ladies of the Elk's will
install their board at noon on Sun-
day, followed at 1 p.m. by Elk's
Installation of Officers. AFish Fry
will be the last event of the Grand
Opening on Sunday. The Grand
Opening will be limited to mem-
bers of the Elk's Lodge.

Woman's Club Plans Leprechaun Luncheon
Ladies Bring Donations for Mayan Children

Green is the color of the
day for the March 15 lunch
meeting of the Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club. Mem-
bers will meet on the third
floor of the Pensacola Beach
Elk's Lodge at 11:00 a.m.
The guest speaker will be
Chief George Dodge, a native
American activist, who will
talk about the difficulty that
Mayan school children in war

torn Guatemala have without
adequate school supplies.
Chief George is requesting
that donations of pencils,
sharpeners, and notebooks,
preferably black and white
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Willie's, Danah Gibson, owner of
Danah's Hair Salon, Capt. Buddy
Rogers, Reel Eazy fishing char-
ter, and Shelley Johnson, owner
Island Times.
Jeff thanked the members of
the Chamber and said, "I appreci-
ate the opportunity to serve the
Chamber. I have lived on the
Beach my whole life. I know that
we are destined to move on to
bigger and better things this
Standing committees are as
follows: Budget, Kristin
Amberson, chair; Diane Tyson
and Beverly Boswell. Events, Nan
Harper and Karen Cook Cowen,
co-chairs. Public Relations and
Communications, Shelley
Johnson and Lisa Hassett, co-
chairs, Lila Cox and Mario Rob-
erts, members. The Membership
Committee is seeking volunteers.
SRIA General Manager Buck
Lee told the members that the
SRIA will spend $30,000 on new
landscaping from the toll booth
south to give visitors a better first
impression of the island. Buck an-
nounced that the Bands on the
Beach, free Tuesday night con-
certs would return on May 1. He
also announced that the Blue An-
gels Air Show will be July 19- 20.
Sandy Johnston reported,
"The VIC is a drop off point to col-
lect Easter candy and toys to help
fillbaskets for 300 childrenwho are
in protective custody. They will
need a lot of donations this year,
so anyone who wants to help can
leave their contribution at the VIC."
The March 27 General Mem-
bership meeting ofthe Chamberwill
be at 8:30 a.m. at the Pensacola
Beach Resort. The Business After
Hours will be on the same date at
The Islander Lounge.
For information aboutjoining
the Beach Chamber, call Sandy at

SS "'l k1W, Five New School Board Members Will Take Seats at March Meeting

I think one of the proudest safety man?A sticklerfor detail and
moments of my life was finding out nerves of steel. That's her! Trust
that my sister, Jane me she will devour
Dundas, was go- and be able to recite
ing to be the the OSHA rules and
"Safety Man" on regulations. Plus, she
construction will enjoy the daily
projects in North safety meetings with
Dakota. How ex- hercrew.
cellent is that? She You can't be
certainly has the squeamish in this po-
background to sition. Believe me
qualify for a safety Janie is tough! When
manposition. She I was little, I stepped
brings a lot of tal- barefoot on a roof
entto hernewjob tack. Janie didn't
withbothherbusi- flinch; she just
ness degree and yanked it out. But not
experience in the Jane, The Safety Man to worry on that
insurance divi- scene Her crew will
sion for a major oil company. In be safe; at most she will have to
addition to her expertise in paper- dispense a bandaid.
work alone, Janie is a formidable All I have to say to the crew
hunter and fisherman. You better in North Dakota is this, "Get your
know your safety regulations if safety glasses and hardhats on,
you hunt. This woman does! because there's a new safety man
And what makes a great in town and her name is Jane."

Beach Legionnaires Tap Boys State Delegates

Boy's State Leadership Pro-
gram delegates representing the
Pensacola Beach
American Legion
Post 379 have
been chosen ac-
cording to Post
Chuck L'Oignon.
P a t r i c k
O'Sullivan and
Ryan Thompson,
both juniors at
Gulf Breeze High
School are the
Post's 2007 del-

tion. He also works four hours
per day as an intern at the Com-
munity Devel-
opment Agency
of Pensacola.
Patrick has be-
gun working
with Joe
j Scarborough's
Ryan Th-
ompson is the
treasurer of the
Junior States-
men ofAmerica
A whichis a politi-

"It was very Patrick O'Sullivan cal debate club
difficult to make a at Gulf Breeze
choice of only two applicants High School. He is also active in
out of the extremely high qual- community civic projects and
ity applicant charity events.
pool from which He volunteers
we interviewed," his time as a
Chuck said. "We chemistry tutor.
feel these young The Florida
gentlemen will American Le-
be outstanding gionBoy's State
representatives Program is de-
of our Post, Gulf signed to give
Breeze High delegates from
School and our the entire state a
community." working experi-
P a t r i c k ence in govern-
O Sullivan ment and encour-
works as a pro- age young lead-
duction assis- Ryan Thompson ers to participate
tant at WSRE, the local PBS sta- nongovernment and civic programs.

Five new members will take
their seats on the Pensacola
Beach Elementary School Board
at the meeting on March 26.
Patrick Lanza, Shelby Smith, Julie
Cardwell, Gordon Sprague andKim
Homewood are the new members.
Board members stepping
down include President Dan
Green. Also leaving will be
Marilyn Sundstrom, secretary;
Chris Bayer, treasurer, and Conna
O'Donovan, who will continue as
the co-chair of the Partners-In-
Education program. Teacher rep-
resentative Sandee Bredesen will
return to the Board. Debbie
Campanella filled the position in
Sandee's absence.
Dan Green spoke to the new
members at the February 25 meet-
ing at the school. "It is our goal
to have the best K-5 school in the
state and I think we have done

Btles. & Bits
By Joe Stukey
Q: How will the new Daylight
Savings Time change affect my
A: OnMarch 11 youmay have
missed that first appointment ifyou
were expecting your computer to
let you know about it! Having the
wrong time on a computer may not
be a big deal for home-based us-
ers, but forbusiness users the prob-
lem may be more complexbecause
many events that occur in busi-
ness depend onthe time being cor-
This year DST began on
March 11 (3 weeks earlier than
usual) and will end on November 4
(1 week later than usual). If you
are using Microsoft's new Vista
program the computer should au-
tomatically adjust the time. For
computers using Windows 2000 or
the XP operating system with Ser-
vice Pack 2, Microsoft is provid-
ing a program that will make your
computer recognize the new DST
schedule. To get that program, go
to www.support.microsoft.com.
There you will also find informa-
tion about how to fix the Microsoft
Outlook calendar program.
For other computers, you will
have to set the new time yourself
each time DST begins and ends.
To change the time, click (twice)
on the time in the lower right hand
comer of the screen. Set the time,
then click on the "Time Zone" tab
and remove the check mark from
the box that tells the computer to
"automatically adjust clock for
daylight savings", so that the
computer won't change the time
on the wrong day.

it," he said. "With all we have
been through, our staff and Board
have done such a great job. In
1999, the County decided to close
the school and we had to fight
very hard to get and retain this
charter school. I have been in-
volved for seven years and I think
it is time for me to step aside. I
have enjoyed the opportunity to
serve and I leave the school in
capable hands. The future here is
so exciting."
Members of the Board still
serving are: Todd McCurdy, Reed
Dunne and Jeff Gill, parents; and
fourth grade teacher Susan
Principal Jeff Castleberry an-
nounced at the meeting that the
FCAT was being administered
this week. "It's a stressful time for
everyone," Jeff said. "I overslept,
hurried, got dressed, thinking I

G. Daniel Green

was late for school, only to dis-
cover it was Sunday."
The students, however, were
ready for the tests according to
Jeff. Scores will be available on
the third grade in 30 days and
within 60 days on the fourth and
fifth grades.
Ken McCurdy said the
Building Foundation members
approved construction of addi-
tional storage space for the kin-
dergarten, first and second grade
classrooms. Also, they are plan-
ning a Hurricane Preparedness
meeting on a Saturday to create a
written plan and to prepare a post
storm plan.
The School Board will meet
next on March 26 at 6 p.m. at the
school. Nominations for the
Board's officers will take place at
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