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County Collects and Keeps Bridge Toll Fees


A visitor's first impression of
Pensacola Beach is the welcom-
ing smile on the face of the toll
collector The driver hands over
a dollar, the restraining arm goes
up, and the motorist is on his way
toparadise It's understandable i
the toll keepers sometimes look
a little weary or the mechanism
which controls the arms suddenly
breaks down A mind boggling
three and a half million cars pass
through the toll gates every year
If you are quickly crunching the
numbers and wondering where
all that money goes, every cent
goes to Escambia County And
what do they do with it'" t is used
for maintenance, repairs, and op-
eration of the facility with a por-
tion going to road improvement
bonds TIhe Bob Sikes Bridge has
long been paid for
Escambia County has hired
Accustaff to staff the Toll Plaza
with Richard Butler in charge
Butler became the G general Man-
ager two and one half years ago,
coming from Memphis where he
was the manager of the Hard
Rock Cafe
I he number ofemployees at
the Toll Plaza varies from 21 to
30, depending on the seasonal
volume
"I schedule three eight-hour
shifts per lane," Butler said "There
are two lanes open at all times and
the availability of the lanes in-
creases with seasons and events "
This year the transponder
business will all be conducted at
the Santa Rosa island Authority
office Renewal forms are avail-
able at the Toll Facility, the
Sandshaker, the Break and other
Beach hangouts
"I would highly advise people
to exercise the Express Renewal as
this will take a lot ofstress offa lot
of people," Butler said
The transponder operation
was removed from the far right
lane to the SRIA to facilitate en-
try to the Beach Express Re-
newal is submission of the appli-


cation form, filled out with a
check attached and dropped off
to any toll collector in an open
lane, day or might Or drop offthe
completed application and check
at the SRIA office Although
2007 transponders will work
through January 31, they become
invalid after that date
The operation of the Toll
Booth has evolved systematically
or grown like topsy depending on
your perspective since its mstal-
lation Prior to 1931 access to the
Beach was by boat only A
wooden bridge was built in that
year followed by a concrete
bridge 1951 The bridge resi-
dents and guests travel over to-
day was built in 1973, dedicated
to Bob Sikes, and the Toll Facil-
ity was constructed 1 his infor-
mation was provided by David
Dodson, historian and owner of
Weatherford's m Pensacola


rom that year forward, the
tolls have risen steadily balloon-
ing from thirty-five cents to a
dollar per car Bridge passes have
changed dramatically and no
price break is given to residents
,easeholders, a few years ago,
could purchase passes for $5
each Each resident was allotted
two for cars, and more could be
purchased if necessary They
could also get a hand held pass
for their guests for $5 each Ho-
tels availed themselves of the
hand held passes for their cus-
tomers
Although Beach residents
got a break with the $5 pass, those
would didn't live on the island
were charged $10 annually
Prices gradually began to rise and
when the county took over,
passes were thirty-five dollars for
passenger cars for everyone, and
now have risen to $50 per vehicle


for everyone 'The hand held
passes are a thmig of the past, only
turning up at scavenger hunts and
garage sales here were no tran-
sponders, and the bridge stickers
were put on your windshield so
tightly they couldn't be removed
without damaging them
Many longtime residents
will remember two outstanding
toll booth keepers Who could
forget "Twirly Bird" Jack Ryland
who came out of ins booth and
with a dramatic circular hand
movement and a smile on his
ace, waving tile cars through the
gate Lots of people stopped to
chat with Twirly Bird, while mo-
torists patiently waited their turn
to be waved through the gate
One other toll keeper named
Herman was hands down the all-
time favorite of the long ago col-
lectors He would come out ofhis
booth, speak to everyone driving


through, andflash a smile that lit-
erally made everyone's day le
was so popular that when he re-
tired the Beach Chamber of Com-
merce gave a party m his honor
If you're wondering why these
people were standing outside
their booths, just remem ber there
was no air conditioning, and
probably very little heat Also,
there are no records on nun bers,
it is high ly doubtful that three and
a half million motorists went
through the gates in those early
years
The changes in the toll booth
were inevitable min a world ofelec-
tronics
The system is m good hands
with Richard Butler m charge Its
well managed and smooth run-
ning Get your bridge pass early
and easily The end of January
2008 will be here before you
know it


SI Wants Comerct ha Pr ert ies To Beagn ebuilig

Board Supports Chamber's New Year's Eve Event


Commercial properties de-
stroyed by Hurricane Ivan in
2004 which have not been rebuilt
will be reviewed by the Santa
Rosa Island Authonty staff, and
all information will be presented
to the Full Board The members
of the Deve lopment and leasing
Committee at their meeting on
November 28, acting on a pre-
sentation by Executive Director
Buck Lee, will ask Board Chair-
man Vernon Prather to work with
staff in reviewing these proper-
ties The report presentation in-
cluded the leaseholder's mini-
mum lease fee, deadline to re-
build, and the actual requirement
in their lease agreement on re-
building
The Board wants to discuss
and encourage the reconstruction
of revenue generating busesses
on the following parcels
Beachside Resorts, Five
Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday


LAND TIMEl
Published every other Wednesday

SHELLEY W JOHNSON, PUBLISHER

Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258 850-932-4090 fax
islandtimnes@' bellsouth.net
wwwv.Mylslaind Times.coni


Townhouse, Jubilee, Grand Mar-
hn, The Clarion Resort, The Pal-
ace and the Tiki House
The Administrative Com-
mittee considered a new proposal
from Lee which would empower
him to dismiss, suspend or de-
mote department directors These
actions are currently under the
jurisdiction of the Authority
Board LUnder the new proposal
the cited director would have the
opportunity to appeal the action
before a committee of his peers
The Board established these per-
sonnel guidelines as a result of
the Civil Service sunsettmg eigh-
teen months ago
Board member Dr Thomas
Campanella objected to the
change "I do not think we need
to change this policy Our depart-
ment heads work very, very hard
to serve us and I respect them I
believe they deserve our respect
m coming before this Board IThis
change would allow Mr Lee to
hire and fire at will I am ot iii
favor of this "
Board member Ed Guernsey
was in favor of the change, not-
ing that the Executive Director
answers to the Board
Member Fred Grant com-
mented, "This document would
give no powers ofreview except
in ai internal review This is not
equitable for department heads
They should, at least, be able to
appeal to the full board "


The Full Board will consider
the policy change which includes
an SRIA Board appeal process
for the department head
F mance Director Jayne Bell
gave a report to the Administra-
tive Committee which reflected
the SRIA's current cash position
as S2 4 million with a contin-
gency fund of $330,000 Ed
Guernsey asked Bell to bring a
recommendation to the Board on
allocating the budget surpluses,
noting what amount the Board
needs to reserve for operating
capital A second request came
from Board member John Pea-
S, ,, :!~' I meet with
S' of Pensacola
regard cash management op-
tions le offered to attend the
session with her
The SRIA will charge a
higher fee to have plans re-
viewed The proposed fee struc-
ture will take effect January 1 and
is as follows
> Lawn sprinkler plans and
tent permit S25

> Special Events, Signs, Fences,
Minor residential plan re-
vie"w $50

> New residence, Major reno-
vation, Commercial minor
interior renovation, Vari-
ances, Decks, Demolition,
Swimming pool plans $100


tNeC commercial construction
or additions of S200,000
$400
SAfter-the-Fact approval
$500 plus Board action

Nan HIarper, Beach Cham-
ber of Comm erce Ev ents Chair-
man, appeared before the Spe-
cial Projects Committee to re-
quest financial help to fund the
Chamber of Commerce's fire-
works display planned for New
Year's Eve
"We have a quality, family
centered event planned The
fireworks which will be pre-
sented from the end of the Gulf
Pier will be a dazzling display
viewable all along the
beachfront as well as in the core
area," Harper said
After asking for one thou-
sand dollars, Nan gave the com-
mnttee a preview of what the fu-
ture would bring
"Just envision next year
with jugglers, stilt walkers,
magic shows, and music prior
to the fireworks for our visitors
and residents," she said
With that, her request was
granted
he next meeting of the
SRIA will be the Full Board at
5 p m on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 12 at the Authority Office
All meeting are open to the
public


PAGE 2


Island Times


December 5, 2007




oIsland Times PAGI E3


Barefoot on the Beach


ByJane Waters Cooper


After the untimely death of
their leader, Head Wreck Andrea
Brunt last year, the grieving
Wrecks had a hard time keeping
their organization together. Faced
with a truck load of problems, in-
cluding the loss of Andrea, lim-
ited funding by the SRIA, and the
lingering effects of Hurricane
Ivan, the members still beat the
odds, and staged a successful


Mardi Gras season, and the be-
loved parade rolled proudly down
Via de Luna as usual.
This year, the founding
krewe has picked up the pieces
and patched them all together.
JeffGoudey, Wrecks king in 1994,
has stepped up to take charge. In
deference to the three leaders
who preceded him as Head
Wrecks, he has called himself the


"Running Around Wreck." He Queenin 1994. and their events are finally get-
has appointed a board which will Other Board members who ting premier attention on a na-
have the strength to keep the are giving new life to the mother tional level. And, unbelievably
Krewe running at its usual im- krewe are Carleen Wheeler, Phil the Wrecks still welcome new
bridledpace. Simoneaux and Sandy Johnston. members. Everyone can be part
Board member Melanie Not only is the Krewe of of this amazing group. Perhaps
Waite by herself has already Wrecks andtheBeachMardiGras they have grown more sophisti-
made a cated, but certainly not more
signifi- sedate. They are well-known
cant con- for their boisterous original-
tribution, ity that touches all their pa-
She has rades and parties. Some
managed things never change, and
to put to- who would want them to
gether a change?
display The Wrecks have em-
for the braced new kreweswlhich fol-
Holidays lowed them. Now, every
exhibit in Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast Party Favors, circa krewe will be able to show-
t e 1980s, are on display at the Pensacola Historical Museum. case its splendor in the pa-
Pensacola Historical Museum. getting exposure in Pensacola, rade, a top twenty event. I just
When the exhibit curator asked the Wrecks received a letter from had to say that again.
museum guides for ideas for the the Southeast Tourism Society in But, there is more to Mardi
Holiday display, Melanie said she Atlanta, announcing that the pa- Gras on the Island than youmight
hadloadsofMardiGrasmemora- rade is listed as one of the top believe. There are parties, pa-
bilia. Melanie had saved every twenty events in the Southeast rades,petshows, kids'events, all
souvenir, strand of beads, cos- during February. Now the krewe lovingly designed for theBeach's
tumes, King Kake babies, com- will be recognized in media residentstobecomeapartofand
memorative goblets and a slew of throughout the United States and enjoy. On page nine of this news-
other stuff over her many years Canada-- 800 newspapers, maga- paper you will find a complete
as a Wreck. She even loaned her zines, radio stations, television schedule ofMardi Gras events. If
copy of "To The Beat of an Is- stations, and Triple A feature the you join a krewe which has open-
land Drum." No other town, not top twenty selections. All this fa- ings right now, you will be caught
even New Orleans, was allowed vorable recognition makes my up in the mystical web of make
to participate in this Holiday pre- heart sing. believe. There is really no better
sensation. Melanie serves as the It may have taken more than place to be than in the loving arms
Wrecks' treasurer and the head twenty-five years to get to this ofthisotherworld. Theworldthat
cheerleader. She was the Coma rung intheladder, buttheWrecks care forgot.


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LITTLE LAND SHARK
Pensacola Beach native
Lindsey Stanley is lullabying
new baby boy Easton William
Schwartz who was born No-
vember 21. Dad George is very
proud of the little lad.
BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY
Beauty and The Beach col-
umnist Danah Gibson cel-
ebrated her birthday early. She
treated herself and friends to
lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in
Biloxi, November 23. It was a
perfect place for the Krewe of
Nauga queen who is a serious
Rock and Roll trivia buff.
HOME FORTH HOLIDAYS
Yes, finally, 3 years and 2
months after Humcane Ivan de-
stroyed their Palm Beach Club
condo, Rick and Suzi Gordon
have moved back home. They
did make a quick trip to Dallas
for Thanksgiving to visit their
granddaughter, Sofia.
BAREFOOT FAN
Edie Draper has been read-
ing Barefoot on the Beach since
it first appeared in The Islander
Newspaper in 1979 She says
she looks forward to printing
day and turns to Barefoot first
She did say she reads every-
thing else after that.
GO BIG RED
Ed Whiteley, former King of
Coma is also a former resident
of Nebraska. He bemoans the
fact that his Corhusker foot-
ball team is on a losing streak
The only thing that kept his
mind off the Nebraska winter
weather was cheering for the
Huskers. Maybe next season,
KEEPINGTABS
ON THE BEACH
Perry Templeton has to en-
joy the Beach from the pages
of Island Times which is mailed
to New Iberia, Louisiana. Keep
reading until you can come stay
a while, Perry.
CALL THE VET
The Krewe of Bananimals
is active all year They are very
busy this season making a mer-
rier Christmas for the kids in
foster care and supporting
other charities. But, they are
doing so without the help of
Bananimals King Charles Henry
who was recently hospitalized
and Karen Cook Cowen who
injured her elbow last week.
BARB'S GRAND
Barbara Lanton is grand


these days She is beaming
about the arrival of her new
grandson, Chase Wesley
Jenkins who was born Novem-
ber 18. He lives in Virginia
Beach with his parents, Lucas
and Michelle.
SHE'S STOPPED
COUNTING
Terri McKamey laughed
about celebrating her December
1 birthday. She likes cake and
presents but stopped worrying
about her age after she hit 30.
She stays young working
around kids and the happy golf-
ers at Tiki Island.


The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School will celebrate
their national designation as a
Blue Ribbon School at a cer-
emony Thursday, December 6
from 1 to 2 p.m. Susan McLeod,
fourth grade teacher, gave the
Board an update at their Novem-
ber 26 meeting. Dr. Thomas
Campanella, Santa Rosa Island
Authority board member, will
give a brief history of the school.
Dan Green, former School Board
chairman, will discuss the proce-
dures and work it took to create
the Charter School. Arepresenta-
tive from the Southern Region of
the Department of Education will
present the awards, which will be
received by Jeff Castleberry, prin-
cipal. The Beach School students
will sing a special song and cake
and punch will be served.
The event will be held out-
side, weather permitting. In case
of inclement weather, the cer-
emony will be moved to OurLady
of the Assumption Catholic
Church.
"It will be a great day for the
Beach School, but every day is a
great day on Pensacola Beach,"
Castleberry said. "We want ev-
eryone to join us at this event."
Board members emphasized
the invitation is open to all mem-
bers of the community to attend
the ceremony.
The Board discussed the
possibility of honoring volun-
teers and leaders who have made
such a difference to the Beach
School.


CELEBRITY TRACE
TraceL. ; ; ;,. r r .
lar Beach g ,. .,i ... .1 .,
results are published His low
profile gets pushed into the
limelight with regular wins at
the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
tourneys. Everyone deserves
fifteen minutes of fame.
SLOTS FEARHER
Jean Curtis took a quick trip
to Atmore over the Thanksgiv-
ing holiday to check out the slot
machine action. She came home
a winner. Stop in to see her at
the Visitor's Information Center.
You'll know why she is smiling.


"Longtime volunteers and
those who have taken on leader-
ship roles need to be recognized,"
said Castleberry. "I would like to
see a program in place for doing
this."
Castleberry asked the Board
members to bring their ideas for
this project to the next meeting.
The Partners-In-Education
Committee is accepting applica-
tions for new members.
I.. ,111 ,.I i. 1 i ,. ,u ,
in J;. .. I T 1..i I 1. '
Board president said, "I would like


Did all the trivia players go
out of town for Thanksgiving?
Did they eat so much turkey
they couldn't trudge to the com-
puter to email the answer to the
last question? Well, the Trivia
Master gets a powerful charge
when he stumps everyone. In
this case, the Beach character
we were looking for was the
person with Indian heritage
who went to Atmore every
Thanksgiving and rode the
Beach firetruck at Christmas
time as Santa Claus. For shame
no one remembered Jim Rigby,
former manager of the old Gulf


to see some new members com-
mit to helping with this
fundraising program."
Interested parties can call the
school at 934-4020.
The Beach School Holiday
production will be at OurLady of
the Assumption Catholic Church
at 6 p.m. on December 13.
There will be no Board meet-
ing in December, so the next meet-
ing will be at 6 p.m. on January 28
at the School. The meetings are
open to the public


Aire.
You will now get a second
chance to name someone in this
category. "Who was the Beach
resident who kept a lot of clut-
ter in his yard and constantly
protested the fact that he had
to pay a bridge toll to come and
go from his Beach home?" He
passed away several years ago.
(Clue: He was a great pool
player and a Santa Claus look
alike.)
One of our favorite trivia
players, Leroy Cardenas, is still
in the hospital after his accident
on Via de Luna on November 16.
He is now in stable condition,
but remains in intensive care.
The Trivia Master and all of us
at Island Times send our best
vibes to Leroy.
You will receive a specially
designed Island Times t-shirt if
you are the first to email the cor-
rect answer to this week's ques-
tion. Runner-up will receive a
free round of golf at Tiki Island
Golf and Games. Fore!
Rules are the same. Send
your trivia answer to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net with
"trivia" in the subject line. The
deadline to respond is 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, December 12.
Good luck and thank you
for playing.


Pensacola Beai


Beach School Rolls Out Red Carpet


For Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony


PAGE 4


Island Times


December 6,2007





December 5. 2007 Island Times PAGES


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR


Beach Residents Save Lives
A Blood Drive with North-
west Florida Blood Center was
held Veteran's Day at the
Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge.
Seventeen people registered and
fourteen were able to donate the
gift of life.
A special raffle was held and
included a canvas print by local
artist Janet Pridgen, $100 gift cer-
tificate from Portofino Medical
Spa, a Blue Angels flying over
Surf Burger print, a Pamper Me
basket, serving plates anda Bam-
boo Willie's cap. The raffle net-
ted $360 which was donated to
the Lodge to help defray the cost
ofhosting local military men and
women for Thanksgiving dinner.
Thank you to everyone who
attended the Blood Drive and
donated to our raffle. Please be


on the look out for our next Blood
Drive. You, too, can help save
lives.
Darla Richardson
Blood Drive Chairman
Pensacola Beach Elk's
Lodge

ThankYou For Dedication
I wanted to thank you and
the Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce for all the hard work
that was put into the park dedica-
tion for Dad It was a lovely event,
and my brother Glenn and I are
verygrateful Thankyou fromthe
bottom ofmy heart.
Joanne G Faddis
[Joanne Faddis is the daugh-
ter of the late Harry Gowens.
Gowens Park which is located at
200 Panferio Drive was dedicated
inhonor of her father, Mr. Harry.]


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Get Your Passport

to Santa's Island


Get your passport to Santa's
Island at the Visitor's Information
Center now Take your passport
with you to Chamber of Com-
merce businesses, restaurants,
bars and shops to have it
stamped
"It will be fin to travel about
the Island, shopping and eating,"
said Lila Cox, chairperson of the
promotion. 'The Chamber busi-
nesses appreciate your patronage
andyoureally don'tneedto leave
the Island to do your Christmas
.iii.p.r, JI -i,[. .r.Jyoumight
win our Grand Prize package on
NewYear's Day"


When the Passport is com-
plete, return it to the VIC, and you
will receive a custom designed
Beach souvenir magnet. Your
completed passport also entitles
you to enter the drawing for the
grandprize The drawingwill take
place at the Paradise Polar Bear
Plunge on New Year's Day and
the winner will receive a night's
stay and dinner for two at the
Hilton, and $500 in additional
prizes and gifts. The winner does
not have to be present at the
drawing.
Santa says, "Welcome to my
Island"


Sit With Santa, Visit Open

House on the Boardwalk


Portofino Boardwalk is the
place to be on December 9 as the
Season Your Holidays with Island
Spirit comes up to speed Santa
and his Paparazzi photo session
will be from 2 to 4 p.m. in a spe-
cially designed thatched work-
shop, constructed by the Ladies
ofthe Elk's and their elves.
"We wanted the children to
have their photos taken with
Santa in a Beach setting," Amy
Depew, president ofthe Ladies of
the Elk's said. "We are glad to be
part of the festival. Memories cre-
ated bythis photo will last a life-
time."
There will be a nominal
charge for the photo.
Beach Chamber Boardmem-
ber Nora Jones and Santa Rosa


Island Authority Events Coordi-
nator Kim Duell have partnered
to decorate Santa's workshop
"It was great that the Ladies
of the Elk's shared their sturdy
structure and now we are going
to make it into a dazzling holiday
scene suitable for Santa," said
Jones.
Running simultaneously
withthe photo session will be the
'Tis The Season Open House at
Lee Tracy You can experience
real Southern charm m this shop
where hospitality is the norm, and
shopping is hassle free As Lee
says, "Dontgetmalled this year"
There will be goodies for kids of
all ages.
Santa says, "Welcome to my
Island."


The Lavender Collection Soaps, body butter, facial products,
shampoos and conditioners. Soothe and Smooth. Great gifts.
Luxurious Linens The best threads for your beds!
Magnificent Textiles Antique works to adorn your castle.
Personal Bedding Hungarian Goose Down pillows, duvets and
comforters. European Sleep Systems bring rest for the weary.


December5.2007


Island Times


PAGE5















If you missed the Charlie
Brown Christmas Special, just
stop by my house to observe the
"Charlie Brown" Christmas Tree.
I'm notkidding Itisthemostpiti-
ful 'fake' tree you will ever see; it
stands/leans five feet' tall, has
very scraggly branches with fi-
ber optic lights and is only 24"
around at its widest point the
bottom. My grandson Jesiah did
the decorating for me and that
helps some. Oh, but when it gets
dark, that's when the tree is in its
mostbeautiful splendor. Hey, that
kinda describes me, except for the
measurements I don't always
look so good m the light of day
either, but after dark (and with a
little vodka) I get much prettier!
Anyway, the tree is up and I have
convinced Jesiah that Santa
doesn't care about the size of your
tree or even if you have one. He
believedthe former, at least. Sissy
just wants to take off and put on
the ornaments! Over and over...
Little Ash Harris has learned that
candy canes from the tree may
possibly be eaten, if broken, in-
stead of being returned to their
former location He also learned
very quickly how to break the
candy canes, but he always says
"please."
If you missed the Wooly
Booger Kiss the Hurricane Sea-
son Good-bye Bawl, then make a
note to attend next year. Thisis a
very important event as it cel-
ebrates the success of a good
Queen Shugah and that means
"no hurricanes" for us! Ournew
Queen Shugah number someteen,
Renee Mack instills great faith, as
she already knows that hoo-doo
stuff former Queen Shugah
Paulette invoked during her two-
year reign. Paulette did a great
job and I know that Queen
Shugah Renee will do the same
Congratulations to our new Roy-
alty!
Special thanks to Mary
Drees, who treated all of the wed-
ding worker-bees to a wonderful
brunch at the Officer's Club.
What a wonderful and unex-
pected surprised
I promised cake-cooking tips
last issue so here's a couple that
should improve the quality. If
your cakes crack in the center
during baking, your oven tem-
perature may be too high. De-


crease it by 5 degrees and see if
that helps (you may need to de-
crease more). Oven temperatures
vary on each oven and with dif-
ferent type cake pans, so you
have to learn how your oven
goods.
If the cake is dry can also
mean the temperature is too hot
or it may be the size of the eggs.
With smaller eggs, some recipes
may need more than listed You
wantyourbatter to be creamy, so
add an extra egg if it's not.
All bakers know that you
need Crisco shortening to grease
your pans. It's the best and
should not be substituted for
spray I know spraying is easier. I
use the cheap plastic sandwich
bags for greasing pans. Your
hand fits right in it, dig into the
Crisco and when you're done, you
just turn the bag inside out for
instant disposal.
Red Velvet Cake is a big fa-
vorite at Christmas and, as ateen-
ager, I decided to make a Blue
Velvet Cake (always gotta be dif-
ferent) I donotrecommend this,
because the cake actually turned
out green (not an appetizing
color) although the taste was the
same.
Remember the "smells" in
yourhome are the bestpart of the
Holiday Season. They can take
you back to childhood with in-
stant recall. This recipe is guar-
anteed to do just that It comes
from Sarah, who is a friend of Sis-
ter of the Beach and former Mag-
nolia Mayor Christy Jones
Sullivan. So, let's cook
Easy Orange Marmalade
2 med Navel oranges
4 Tbsp. orange juice
1 Cup sugar
Select oranges with the thin-
nestpeel, impossible Washthor-
oughly and cut off each end of
the orange. Cut oranges in half,
twice, making 8 sections Place
m food processor and pulse until
peel is in tiny pieces. Using a
medium saucepan, combine all in-
gredients and bring to a gentle
boil Boil 15 minutes, stirring fre-
quently Cool and place m glass
jar with tight lid Refrigerate to
store ready to eat when cold.
Makes one jar.
Hope to see you all at the
SOB Christmas Brunch this Sun-
day at Flounder's Happy Holi-
days and see ya in the kitchen!


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There is new royalty on the Island and her charge is to keep
the hurricanes away. Renee Mack was crowned Queen Shugah
during the Wooly Booger Kiss the Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl,
Saturday, December 1 at Paradise Bar and Grill. She graciously
accepted the position and vowed to do all in her powers to keep
the storms away from her loyal and wooly subjects. Look for more
Wooly Booger Bawl photos in the December 19 edition of Island
Times.

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When reaching forthe bubbly,you should
relizethat not all sparklingwne is Cham-
pagne. The term applies only to wine

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than 100 miles from Paris. It is made by
a process called methode
Champenois," which involves a slow
secondfermentation in the bottlethat pro-
ducesine bubbles Vinterselsewhere in
France and in other countries employ
this method of second fermentation, but
all deferto France by keeping theword
"Champagne" offtheir labels. German
bubblies are known as "sekts." Spanish
sparklers go by the name "cavas."And
Italian sparkling wines are called
"spumantes "There is butone "Cham-
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wines are lively beverages that go well
witharious types offood and should not
be reserved solely for special occasions
Sparkling wines and champagnes are
great for just about any occasion. At
Beach Wies and Liquors, Inc. you will
find afull selection of wines, including
sparkling wines made by bothtraditional
methods. We feature wines in all prices
ranges from all over the world. Feel free
to ask us any questions you have about
wine. Remember, think ofus at holiday
and gilt giving times

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December 8
Kowabunga Breakfast with
Surfing Santa
Surf Burger 8 to 10:30am
Santa Claus LookAlike Contest
Bamboo Willie's 3 pm

December 9
Gingerbread House Make&Take
Tiki Island Noon to 2 p.m.

Santa andHis Paparazzi Photo
Session- Boardwalk- 2 to 4pm

Tis the Season Open House Lee
Tracy- Boardwalk- 2 to 4 pm.

December 13
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School Holiday Production-
Catholic Church 6 p.m.

December 14
Island Style Tropical Holiday
Open House 4 to 6 pm

Coloring Contest Winners
announced Island Style 6 pm

Island Caroling -Old English
Double Decker Bus Flounder's
-6pm

December 15
Ornament Making Hilton
Pensacola Beach 9 to 10:30 am

Adult Coloring Contest -
Sandshaker 4 pm

Lighted Boat Parade -Pensacola
BeachMarina to Boardwalk-
6pm


December 16
Breakfastwith Santa Hilton
Pensacola Beach 7 am to 1 pm

Christmas Cantata
Beach Church 10 am

Gingerbread House Make and
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Games-Noon to2 p.m.


Christmas Parade -
Via de Luna 2 pm


December 23
Santa andHisPaparazzi
Photo Session Island Style -
2to 4pm
On the eve of Christmas
Eve, be sure to visit Santa. The
sweet smell of peppermint
candy canes will lead you right
to him. Have your photo taken
for a nominal charge


December 24
Candlelight and Carols Beach
Church 6 pm
The choir of the Pensacola
Beach Community Church invites
visitors to join in their Island
Christm as Eve tradition of carol-
ing by candlelight Free

December 25
Mass, OurLady ofAssumption
Catholic Mission 9:45 am


December 31
Fireworks Finale Casino
Beach Parking Lot Midnight
Dazzling display ofpyrotech-
nics will awe spectators ready to
ring in the New Year on Santa
Rosa Island
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January 1
Polar Bear Plunge Paradise
Barand Grill- 2pm
The emerald waters of Santa


Rosa Sound are filled with those
hardy souls who wade, swim and
scurry to the finish line. Heaping
bowls of black-eyed peas wait to
warm them Entry feebenefits the
Chamber No charge to cheer
Passport to Santa's Island Grand
Prize Drawig at 3 p m.


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7pm Football & Free Pizza while it lasts!
Tuesday 8pm til KARAOKE PARTY! New song list
SWednesday 7:30pm til "OPEN MIC NITE"
SThursday 8pm til LIVE MUSIC by Tim Spencer
Friday & Saturday 8:30pm-12:30am LIVE BAND
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BOATLOAD OFMONEY
A replica sailing ship
graces the wall in Flounder's
entryway. Encased in clear, plas-
tic with a slot opening, dollar
bills are dropped onto the Good
Ship's deck To date, $34,000
has been donated to the Beach
School's Partners-m- Education
program from Flounder's and
their Good Ship
PARTY TIME
Tona de Mers, president of
the Pensacola Beach Lease-
holders and Residents Associa-
tion is ready to party. The
Association's annual Christ-
mas Party will be Tuesday, De-
cember 10 at 6 p m at the Ca-
bana Club on Pensacola Beach.
Members and prospective
members are welcome
SEASON YOUR HOLIDAYS
In the midst of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce's Season Your Holi-
days with Island Spirit celebra-


tion is the member's Christmas
Party Arrive at 6 p m Sunday,
December 9 at the Hilton
dressed m festive attire for the
Christmas gala. Call 932-1500 to
RSVP
SPLASH DOWN
Terri McKamey at Tiki Is-
land Golf and Games wants to
know who misses the water
slide on Pensacola Beach. If
you still yearn to feel the thrill
of sliding toward a splash down
in a crystal clear pool, call her
and tell her 932-1550
WELCOME TO THE BEACH
Brian Reed has just landed
on the Beach as a manager at
Hemingway's. He'sjumpedright
in to the business beat by at-
tending the Chamber's Novem-
ber 27 business meeting, and
joined the fun at the Business
After Hours hosted at the
Sandshaker He was impressed
by the hospitality and the fried
fish dinner.


SPARKLINGLIGHTS
The island is starting to
twinkle thanks to Beach busi-
ness owners who have worked
like Santa's elves to decorate
their storefronts for Christmas.
DON'T STRESS
Does the thought of pre-
paring your home for holiday
guests leave you exhausted?
Rest easy Help is just a phone
call away Stanley Steemer's ex-
perts will rescue you
PARADINGINTHE BREEZE
Gulf Breeze Chamber will
host their annual Christmas Pa-
rade, Saturday, December 8 at
10 am on Shoreline Drive
KAYAKUNDERTHE TREE
KirkNewkirk at Key Sailing
knows it is hard to hide a kayak
under the tree, so you can or-
der now and he will keep your
present a secret until Christmas
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December 6, 2007


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By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Pensacola Beach Community Church


In the tradition of our Beach
Church (UCC), it is the responsi-
bility of the pastor to create the
"long prayer" used in worship on
Sunday mornings, rather than
choose from a prescribed prayer.
However, over the years I have
found certain prayers very m ean-
ingful and I go back to them on
those special days. The first Sun-
day of Advent is one of the "spe-
cial" days. Some of the words I
find especially meaningful are:
"We are thankful for the expect-
ancy of Advent that begins to fill
our hearts and homes. Though
we say that Christmas is a child's
season, let us not be so adult as
to forget childlike excitement, so
blind in 'big people' activities as
not to see the twinkling eyes of
innocence opened wide to the
world.....This season, as we await
Christ's birth, may we clean the
cradles of our hearts. May we
invite all those who have not


been to Bethlehem to walk with
us, if their legs are strong and
fast. May we slow our pace for
those to whom each step is pain-
ful agony. May sneakers wait for
canes and walking sticks, may
childhood's fast feet wait for
crutches, and may able men and
women bear weak men's and
women's litters to the place be-
neath the Star which lights all our
ways."
I find those to be challeng-
ing words which cause me to take
a look at how I live out my life.
The challenge is to "slow my
pace," "wait for canes and walk-
ing sticks," and "bear weak
men's andwomen's litters." With
the seasons of Hanukkah and
Kwanzajoining Christmas during
this monthofDecember, there are
surely many opportunities to be
personally involved in helping to
make other's lives more meaning-
ful, as well as our own.


Whisper Your Wish to Santa at St. Ann Supper


Bring the whole fam ily for a
spaghetti dinner and fun evening
at St. Ann Discovery School's
Supper with Santa, Friday, De-
cember from 4:30p.m.to 8 p.m.
Come to Nickelsen Hall, located
at 100 Daniel Drive in GulfBreeze,
to tell Santa your wishes and
have your photo taken with the
jolly fellow.
Proceeds from this event will
help purchase new playground
equipment at the school. Tickets
are available in St. Ann Discov-
ery School Office. There is a lim-
ited number of tickets. Adult din-


ner tickets is $6 and children's
tickets are $4.
Photos by Model Market-
ing with Santa will begin at 4:30
p.m. and be available all evening.
Dinner will be served at 6
p.m. followed by Christmas sto-
ries and a Sing-A-Long at 7pm.
The Discovery School is
seeking donations of all sizes to
benefit the refurbishing of our
playground which has served
children for over 20 years.
For more information call
932-9330.


Churches are located at the corner of
Avenida 18 & Via de Luna

Our Lady Catholic Mission 9:45 AM
Pensacola Beach Community Church 10 AM

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Krewe of Wrecks
Meetings Dec 10 OliveDrop
All begin at6pm. Dec 17 Flounder's
Join at the meetings Jan 7Sideline's
Dues $20 Jan 14 Elk'sLodge
Dec 31 Nereids/Brewe New Year's Eve Ball

Jan 6 Krewe of Nereids King Kake Party
Jan 12 Krewe of Nauga Champagne Breakfast, The Dock
Jan 18 Krewe of Nerieds Moon Pie Party
Jan 19 Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl, Gulfside Pavilion, noon
Jan 19 Krewe of Kids Parade, Gulfside Pavilion, 1 p.m.
Jan 19 Krewe of Bananimals Ball, Quality Inn, Gulf Breeze
Jan 21 Krewe of Wrecks King's Supper, Elk's Lodge
Jan 21 Krewe of Wrecks Queen's Dinner, Flounder's
Jan 26 Shaker Krewe Toast 2 U, Sandshaker Lounge
Jan 28 Krewe of Wrecks Grand Costume Ball, The Dock

I Feb 2 Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast, Crab's
Feb 3 Krewe of Wrecks Parade Via de Luna
Feb 4 Krewe of Wrecks Red Beans and Rice
S Feb 6 Krewe of Coma Coronation, Sandshaker
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Russian Tea Party
Set for Gulf Breeze
Methodist Church
The Annual Russian Tea
Party will be held December 12,
5:30 p.m. atthe Gulf Breeze United
Methodist Church on Fairpoint Dr
in Gulf Breeze in the Fellowship
Hall. Everyone who has been to
Russia or is interested in Russia is
welcome! Please R.S.VP by De-
cember 9 to Olga at 932-3594.


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Get In The Spirit With Carolers meet at
Colorers and CaroFlounder's
Colorers and Carolers j*K-- Frt D


Winners of the prizes in the Season Your
Holidays with Island Spirit Coloring Contest
will be announced at the Island Style Tropical
OpenHouse on Friday, December 14 All en-
tries will be on display at the party with prizes
of gift certificates going to the three top win-
ners in each age division; eight and under
and nine-years-old and up. Cookies and
punch will be served from 4 to 6p.m. and the
awards will be given at 6 p.m.
That same night, the old English double
decker bus will be parked outside Flounder's,
lust steps from Island Style, waiting for carol-
ers to ride the island and sing.
The Krewe of Bananimals will provide
additional transportation with their float, so
everyone will be able to go caroling. Song
books will be provided
"This is going to be a great night Munch
a few cookies, cheer for the young artists and
then get ready to sing while traveling around
the island," said Karen Cook Cowen, Beach
Chamber vice-president. "There is nothing like
singing Christmas carols to put me in the
spirit "
Both the coloring and the caroling events
are free and open to everyone.


The Season Your Holidays with Island o charge.
Spirit promotion is sponsored by the Everyone is welcome.
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce. Song books provided!
Santa says, "Welcome to my Island."


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Lighted Boat Parade Delivers Santa to the Island, Spirited Events Pack Schedule


If you find you have free
time on your hands on Saturday,
December 15, head for down-
town Pensacola Beach where
the Season Your Holidays with
Island Spirit will be in full
swing.
The first event of the day
will be an Ornament making
session at the Hilton at 9 a.m.


Chrissy Cook is chairing the
workshop with the Crafty La-
dies from the Pensacola Beach
Community Church ready to
help with the crafting.
Participants will create
sand dollar snowmen, starfish
ornaments and beaded wreaths.
There's no charge for anything
including the materials. You get


to take your ornament home.
As far as anyone has been
able to determine, the Adult
Color Contest at the Sandshaker
Lounge is the only event of its
type in the world. Adults who
enter will receive the coloring
sheet and crayons at the bar.
The contest begins at 4 p.m. and
ends whenever everyone is fin-
ished. Entrants can ask owner,
"Sonny Claus" Campbell, to
buy them a drink. Prizes will be
awarded to the top entries.
(Caution adults; remember to
stay in the lines.)


Step outside at six o'clock
to view the Lighted Boat Parade
which will travel from
Pensacola Beach Marina and
under the Bob Sikes Bridge.
The procession of boats will
pass by the dock at Paradise Bar
and Grill, the Olive Drop and
Flounder's. Get to one of these
places early for the very best
view of the parade. The Reel
Eazy will lead the parade which
will dock at the Portofino
Boardwalk with Jolly Old Saint
Nick aboard. Kids will be given


light sticks to illuminate Santa's
landing spot. He will go to his
workshop on the Boardwalk
and speak with the children.
First, second and third
place prizes will be given for
the best decorated boats. Any-
one interested in decorating and
entering a boat should contact
Sean Rogan at 776-4695. The
fee is $30 per boat and there
will be a Captain's meeting,
December 14 at Bamboo
Willie's at 7 p.m.
Santa says, "Welcome to
my Island."


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snowman in a front porch hammock.

Ride A Wave To Kowabunga

Breakfast, A Surfer's Special


Have you met Surfing Santa?
He's the dude who arrives on the
Island riding a surfboard sleigh
pulled be magical dolphins. Ev-
erybody can meet Surfing Santa
at the Surf Burger on December
8 when he hosts the Kowabunga
Breakfast between 8 and 10:30
a.m.


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Santa says, "Welcome to my
Island."


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O WNATER RIic I. Win AYear's Pass To The Fishing Pier


Polish your boots, comb
your beard (real or faux), prac-
tice your best ho, ho, ho and
enter the Santa Look Alike con-
test at 3 p.m. on December 8 at
Bamboo Willie's. They will be
looking for a St. Nick knock-off
to vie for the first prize which is
a year's pass to the Pensacola
Beach Fishing Pier. The event,
sponsored by the Beach Cham-
ber as part of their Season Your
Holidays with Island Spirit fes-


tivities, will also accept Mrs.
Claus look likes. They will
even accept entries from cos-
tumed elves.
The Miller Lite Girls will be
doing a promotion during the
contest and will give out treats.
Additional prizes will add to the
fun and Bamboo Willie's will
have drink specials. There is no
charge to enter.
Santa says, "Welcome to
my Island."


Well, it's the last month of the
fishing' season and time to rig up
your lights for the lighted boat
parade, December 15 orforwher-
everyou fish. It's been hot all over
the area withbig schools of Reds
in the Pass and in the Bay sys-
tem
Capt. Darin Churchward
sent in some great pics from a
couple of trips.
Hooking up with Capt. Eddie
Lively on the Lively One II in
search of Tuna the trip took them
110 miles south-southwest of
Pensacola Pass and Capt. Eddie
put them on some fish. Fishin'
around the rigs, the trip netted a
bunch of great eatin'.
If the pics don't satisfy your
urge to fish, then book a trip.
On November 21 Capt Darin
treated Kenyan and Ethan from
the Paradise Grill staff to afew of
the best hours of their fishing'
lives. Fishin' just inside of Deer
Point, they found a school of Bull
Reds just begin' to get their pic-
tures takin'. (No fish were harmed
in the filming).
These were the fellas' first
Reds and they had big, big time.
Drop by the Paradise ifyou'd like
to talk to Capt. Darin about getting'
out there or email him at
captchurchward@aol.com.
The net fisherman are
pounding the Mullet from the 01'
Bridge at all hours. The Flounder
are on the move, so you had bet-
ter get to it. Remember, eat fish
and live longer.
Do yourself a favor and go
fishing'


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Kenyan shows off his Bull Red caught in Santa Rosa Sound Novem-
ber 21. Kenyan is one of the friendly Paradise Grill employees.


Fishing off of Deer Point in Santa Rosa S(
Churchward, Ethan landed a nice Bull Red.


Tuna was the catch of the day on the Lively One II trip.


Fishing aboard the Lively One II
Darin Churchward pulled in this
tuna. The boat departed on Friday,
Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Fished Oil Rigs,
110 miles SW of Pensacola Pass,
just South of Louisiana. Great night
of fishing resulted in 25 Black Fin
Tuna, 7 Yellowfin Tuna, and 5
Rainbow Runners. Tackle: Live bait
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Beach Poker Players Tie Into Recordbreaking Results


As the cool winds blow
across the Island, the action heats
up atthe Texas Hold'Em 4444Fun
weeklypokergames Invitingven-
ues host dozens of players who
gather to test their skills and luck
The Islander Lounge
At the oldest lounge on
Pensacola Beach onNovember 17
the mysterious Waldo
Defendorfin appeared to claim
the win. His luck ran high and he
finished off the rest of the play-
ers in a dramatic fashion. Novem-
ber 24was SeanNolan's night. He
was celebrating his fortiethbirth-
day and by the end of the
evening, he was celebrating his
win Joining him atthe final table
was the Tracy clan At the table
were Phil Tracy and his son


Help Fil The Pantry
Caring & Sharing of South
Santa Rosa County has an empty
pantry to fill after distributing
food to almost 1000 people over
the Thanksgiving holiday. You
can help cure this problem by tak-
ing your donation of non-perish-
able foodto the Gulf Breeze Area
Chamber of Commerce located
just north of the Gulf Breeze
schools.
"The greatest need is for
boxed meals, canned meats,
canned fruit, peanut butter,
soups and breakfast items,"
statedAnn Thompson, Caring &
Sharing president For more in-
formation, call 850- 939-0727.


Michael Tracy who hung in there
and claimed second place Jill
Tracy Grace and husband Elliott
Grace finished in the top five out
of a fieldofl5 players
Paddy O'Leary's
The leprechauns are playing
tricks at Paddy O'Leary's poker
tables Lots of action and an un-
precedentedtie at the poker table
made November a month to re-
member On November 18 Fran
Cox oustedTrace Lewis from the
Sunday Champions chair Shirley
Nolan was a strong third On
Tuesday night Cajun Thunder,
Glenn Duval, made his presence
known with his second win i his
first three tournaments Local
Bille Urquhart is holding up the
honors for the ladies with a strong


second place finish.
OnNovember25 Trace Lewis
pulled out his second win of the
month with the red hot newcomer
GlennDuvaltakingsecond Tues-
day, November 27 brought a huge
crowd of players to Paddy's In a
final hand flurry of activity both
Jay Dunaway and Tommy Chavis
were declared winners It was a
strange turn of events and both
players were good sports
"It was unusual circum-
stances that lead to the game be-
ing declared a tie," said Texas
Hold'Em 4444 Funpromoter Rick
Uzdevenes "Since itis alljust for
fun, the players good heartedly
accepted the unprecedented re-
sults Only on the Beach would
this happen "


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ber 20, Dr Glenn Burleson cuthis
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stitched up Trace Lewis in the fi-
nal.
The night before Thanks-
giving, the lady poker players
were hot Alicea Townsend took
out Janle Uzdevenes after a su-
per back and forth battle
On November 26 Waldo
Defindorfm, who hails from Parts
Unknown, hit the cards all night
Beach pioneer TexAtkinson was
the last victim
Phil Tracy took the win on
November 28 in a knock down
drag out battle with the new fe-
male poker star on the beach
Misty Wood
November was Phil Tracy's
month to shme He amassed more
wins than any other player Con-
gratulations, Phil.
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Beach Chamber members
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Tuesday, November 27. Shaker
co-owner Beverly Boswell left,
presents Diane Tyson of Cook
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Members were treated to
cocktails, fnedfish dinners and
everyone received a 2008 plan-
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The Pensacola Beach Optz-
mist Club reaches out to those in
need during the holidays. One of
their charitable programs pro-
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thirty families at the Favor
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Holiday Make-up Tips
In general, most holiday
events happen in the evening,
(with the exceptionofa couple of
Champagne Breakfasts). Even if
they don't, the most basic advice
is to darken up your favorite day-
time colors. There is no need to
step away from your own person-
ality just to look spruced up. But,
if you love to put on a "Party
Face," then here are some tips to
liven up your appearance this
holiday season.
Nothing says holidays like
the color red. The best way to dis-
play red onyour face is, of course,
your lips. Nice red lips will make
your teeth look whiter without a
visit to the dentist! When you
wear red lipstick, people listen to
what you say, as they can't help
but notice your mouth. Not only
do you feel sexier and confident,
you look it, too. Take advantage
of a special eventto show offyour
ruby lips, as this look is not for
everyday. Try matching your nail
color to your lips for a dash of
additional color.
Glitter and Gloss
If there's anything we Sis-
ters of the Beach love, it is glitter!
We'll be celebrating at Flounder's
on Sunday, December 9. I assure
you, the SOBs will be glittenng,
sparkling and festively partying
that day.


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Throw Me Somethin' Santa


^g A fAre the kids getting rest-
less? Are you tired of shop-
V ping, wrapping and baking? It's
time to take a break. Bring the
By Danah Gibson family to Pensacola Beach to
henusing extra sparkle in see the Season Your Holidays
keup, it's best to add ac- with Island Spirit Christmas Pa-
nstead of overdoing it. trade on Sunday, December 16.
a little glitter as a final The parade will roll at 2 p.m.
imply sprinkle outer-eye- fromAvemda 10 and end at the
ow bone, top of cheek Gulfside Pavilion on Casino
nd cleavage. All glitter is Beach. Santa Claus will be wait-
ame, the larger sprinkles ing there to greet the children.
t for attention grabbing, Treats and trinkets will be
he petite versions are a thrown from all the floats, so
highlight don't forget your goodie bags.
d shimmer eye shadow Commissioners Grover C.
used in the same way. A Robinson, IV, will be the Grand
our eyes and in the cen- Marshal. Rick Gordon will be
our bottom lip is a nice the parade mashal. Jeff Elbert,
dd some glamour Pensacola Beach Chamber of
somenailpolishwithglit- Commerce president, will ride
or sprinkle some overyour with the dignitaries in the pro-
before it dries. cession.
the eyes, add a little ex- The annual event is spon-
erything, and maybe take scored by the Chamber as a part
liner deeper and farther of their month long Christmas
our lid, throw on a little festival.
mascara (again on your Parade entries will be ac-
shes) or add some falsies cepted through Monday, De-
shes that is for an extra member 10. Entry forms are
oodlook! available at the Visitor's Infor-
ch Up mation Center. The fee is twenty
ak a few ofyour favorite dollars per entry. For details,
Stems into your evening call 850-932-1500
stick, pressed powder, Pensacola Beach fire
ore glitter should be on fighter Paul McCleary has an-


.There is never a need to
-lipped at a party. Keep
red up, ladies. You know
Slip into the ladies room
hen up your look hourly.
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Department is proud to trans-
port Santa Claus in the parade.
Russ Mann, as always, is Santa.
Other parade entries to
date are United States Marine
Corps Color Guard, McGuire's
Pipe Band, Krewe of Nauga Pi-
rates of Santa's Island, Villa
Sabine Homeowners, Krewe of
Bananimals, Mystic Krewe of
Nereids, Scribner and Jemigan,
The Bowen Family, Cook Re-
alty, Gulf Breeze Cub Scouts,
Margie Shortt Studio,
Pensacola Beach Woman's
Club, Portofino Golf Cart pa-
rade, CAT Country, WCOA and
WJLQ radio stations.
While the afternoon pa-
rade will be the highlight of the
day, the fun will begin early in


the day on Sunday when Santa
Claus shows up at the Hilton to
have breakfast with all those
who are there, beginning at 7
a.m.
A free Christmas Cantata
will be presented at the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church, and everyone is in-
vited. The music will begin at
10a.m.
The Christmas spirit will
prevail at noon at Tiki Island
Golf and Games when the own-
ers host a Gingerbread House
construction party. It will be a
make and take event. Materials
will be provided, but bring a bag
of hard candies to use for deco-
ration.
Santa says, "Welcome to
my Island."


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ITh4L22ARD'S TONqGLE
byE.K Hewson ( '{ -


I'm sure you've all heard the
saying, "Be careful what you
wish for, itjust might come true."
Well it's happened in my house-
hold. My wish has come true and
now I would like a do-over.
In September, my son, Harry,
signed himself up for his school's
band. He informed me that he
would be playing the snare drum
and that practice would be held
after school two days a week. Of
course, his dad and I had to sign
the permission slip, purchase a
drum, pay for the after school les-
sons and attend a "Welcome to
Band" orientation,
The next day we sent
Harry to school with a signed
permission slip and a check

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later we attended the orientation
where we met the four Marines
who graciously volunteer their
time and talent to teach young
kids how to play musical instru-
ments. Before we left for the
evening, Gunny Mitch, the
Marine in charge, gave a very
passionate speech as to the im-
portance of practicing at home
and then had all the kids sign a
practice contract. The parents
had to witness it. The agree-
ment said this: I (fill in your
name) promise to practice my
(fill in your instrument) for 20
minutes every day. Below it
were lines for both student and
parent signatures.
The Gunny quickly learned
that kids ages 9 to 13 don't
write one word without asking
at least three questions. So he
answered every inquiry with a
simple response. Do I have to
write in cursive? Yes. Does ev-
ery day include the weekends?
Yes. What if I want to practice
more than 20 minutes? Yes. Do
I need to include my middle
name? Yes. Do you like being a
Marine? Yes. Do we have to call
you Gunny? Yes. Can we call
you Mitch? Yes. Have you been
to Iraq? Yes. In the end Gunny
Mitch had the last question. Do
I have all the contracts? But the
children had the last word. Yes.
Harry's drum arrived the
next day and he banged on it
for a good two hours. He taught
himself how to play the drum
portion of the 20th Century Fox
movie intro and the theme from
"Star Wars." Then he put back
in its bag and it just sat in the
comer, day after day.-


"Harry didn't you sign a
contract to practice every day?"
I asked.
"Yeah, but band doesn't of-
ficially start until next week and
I will practice then," he said.
And so it went through all
of September, October and No-
vember. I would inquire about
practice and Harry would always
have an answer from I'm doing
my homework to I will practice
later. Unfortunately, I could
never find later on any clock in
my house, so I actually taped
the word over the 6 on the din-
ing room clock. My humor fell
short. And so did Harry's prac-
tice sessions. His initial prom-
ise of seven fell to three. But I
just kept wishing that he would
honor the practice contract that
he had signed and I had wit-
nessed.
That is until the first of De-
cember. Breathless with excite-
ment, Harry asked me if I knew
where the Christmas CDs were.
I showed him and he immedi-
ately found the one with "Little
DrummerBoy" onit. He then told
me that hejust had to practice be-
cause he would be playing "Little
Drummer Boy" at the Christmas
concert. So now every night for
at least an hour, I listen to my son


play along to this 3 minute and
29 second song recordedby Bob
Segerandthe Silver Bullet Band.
And let me tell you, that's a sleigh
full of pa-rump-pa-pum-pums.
Until next time...


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BYTES AND BITS
By Joe Stukey


December 5, 2007


Q How canI easily share one
printer with two computers?
A The best option is to in-
stall a wireless printer and a
wireless router The printer
sends its signal to the router
through the air When you in-
stall the printer software on
your computers, the computers
can communicate with the
router to detect the printer
But, you may not be ready
to spend money on new equip-
ment Ifyoualreadyhave com-
puters, a router, and a printer that
you would like to share, there is
another option
Connect the printer directly
to one computer and set up the
pnnter software on it Then, click
on the printer icon and select the
"Sharing" option That option


allows other computers to see the
printer once the computers are
networked together Network-
ing the two computers involves
setting up a little home network,
using the "Network Connec-
tions" menu in each computer's
Control Panel
The drawback to the above
technique is that both comput-
ers have to be turned on when
the printer is being used Also,
the computers have to get
through network security
firewalls in order to see one an-
other As you can see, it is a bit
more complicated than the wire-
less option Oh well, maybe
you will get some new wireless
equipment from Santa this year
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