Volume II, Number 13 Pensacola Beach, Florida October 25, 2006
The final days of October bring out the ghouls and guys who like to costume on the Island. Halloween parties, fall festivals and Mardi Gras krewe meetings will fill the
Beach with delightful and frightful characters from October 26 until the clock strikes midnight on Halloween. These Beach souls will be there to greet you. Back row (L to
R): Teet Brannon has broom and will travel to the Halloween party at Our Lady Catholic Mission. Roaring into the 2007 Mardi Gras season is our favorite flapper and President
of the Association of Krewes, Deb Friedman. Demure and lovely, Breanna Paulus will tend to trick or treaters at the Beach Community Church Fall Festival. Donning the colors
of Mardi Gras royalty is Kathi Lewis, a Krewe of Wrecks queen and self anointed High Priestess of Island Mardi Gras. Follow the kids to the fun at the Beach School Fall
Festival. Front row (L to R): Making a special daytime appearance are Beach vampires Ethan Phyfe and Gunnar Knost. Her majesty four-year-old Macy Claire Cronin requests
your presence while super hero Patrick Cronin weaves a web to capture a Halloween spirit. The elegant Elvira is none other than Megan Cronin who will return to the
mundane life of a student on November first. Story, page 2.
PAGE 10 Island Times October 25, 2006
CRABS WE GOT 'EM
Go crabbing on the Gulf of Mexico, at Crabs, We Got 'Em -
Alaskan Snow, Dungeness and King Crabs are all on the exten-
sive seafood menu. Sip and sit at the live aquarium bar or at the
upstairs, outdoor Gulfside deck. Oysters and Wings are two
bits on Monday through Thursdays. No reservations, come as
At the traffic light -find the red roof and the twinkling lights on
Casino Beach and you're in Crab Heaven. Open everyday. 850-
PARADISE BAR AND GRILL
A little bit of paradise at this open air, island style bar with its
own private white sand beach. Pull up a rattan stool. Cold beer. Live
Music. Exotic Libations. Friendly locals. Lunch and Dinner every-
day. Cuban sandwiches. Black and Blue Burgers. Happy Hour 11-
7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's directly
on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7 days.
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
FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
Step back in time and enjoy Flounder's antique collection.
Step into now and enjoy Flounder's top rated seafood. Indoor
and outdoor dining. Even a beach playground for the kids. Beach
Bar neathh the moon and stars Diesel Fuel in a commemorative
mason jar. Bilgewater Margaritas. Gift shop. Fred Flounder,
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.
SIDELINE'S SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
Score! Don't miss a point. See it all in high definition 11 big
screens, 42 televisions. If it runs, jumps, races, it's here. Famous
for Thursday Wing Night. Burgers. Seafood and Ribs. Kids menu
for the JV players. Full bar. Indoor or outdoor seating. Video sports
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-
OLIVE DROP MARTINI BAR
Clearly elegant martinis served in the signature Olive Drop
glass. Full bar. Live entertainment. Dancing.
Situated in the Soundside Market across Via de Luna from the
Hilton Garden Inn. Begin your experience. Open everyday.
MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
Even a bragging Irishman can't do justice to McGuire'swhere
the atmosphere is an authentic turn-of-the-century pub. McGuire's
has been named one ofAmerica's great steakhouses, and is world
famous for its culinary artistry. Dollar bills on the walls, a moose to
kiss and employees who give a damn! Try an Irish Wake or Senate
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 ISLANDER LOUNGE
The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach. Happy Hour 11 to 7.
Hot, crispy deli sandwiches from 11 to 11. DJ spins dance tunes 7
nites. Fri- Sun Live Music. Shuffleboard, video games, pool, football,
golf, bowling. Brass Pole. PokerWednesdays. Original music Tues-
days. Visit the upstairs Cypress Lounge, open air bar overlooking
downtown Pensacola Beach. Available for private parties.
Find us at 43 Via de Luna. Open Everyday, 11 a.m. til 2:30
a.m. www.islanderbar.com 850-932-9011.
October 25, 2006 Island Times PAGE 11
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Well...it's happened. Kelly
Slater of Cocoa Beach, Florida has
won his eighth world title in surf-
This is an unprecedented win
in any sport. Winning a world title
in anything is tough, but 8 times
is unheard of.
Name one sport where that
has happened. Go ahead. I'll
At 32-years-old, Kelly has
been around since his early pre-
teen days, surfing from contest
to contest, and moving up the
ranks year after year.He was even
on Bay Watch as young Johnny
Slade and ended up dating
His style and approach to
surfing has been the catalyst for
the modern day surf style. there
have been many world campaigns
- Tom Curren, Mark Richards,
Martin Potter, and on and on, but
no one has captured the atten-
tion of the world like Kelly.
One year I was in Cocoa
Beach for a surf session and saw
this skinny kid on a wave mov-
ing faster than anyone. I had ever
seen anything like him. I remem-
ber asking the guy next to me,
"Who and what is that?"
He turned and smiled at me
and said, "Dude, that's Kelly
Slater. He's going to be the king
of the world one day."
I think Kelly was maybe 15
Well that guy was more than
just right. He called it dead on.
You see, it's not just the surfing
talent that makes a world champ,
it's attitude and commitment.
Kelly supports the art of
surfing, and not just the contests
or sponsors. He travels the planet
sharing the stoke with young
surfers everywhere. He's a real
role model, clean professional and
a down right incredible waterman.
And, he's from Florida, not Ha-
waii, and not California.
So, congratulations to Kelly
Slater. You make us all proud and
believe that anything is possible.
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TOP O' THE MORNING TO YOU -American Legion Post 379 Commander
Chuck L'Oignon, left, and Legion publicity chairman Dave Perry greet
golfers at the Legion Putt Putt Tourney at Tiki Island on October 14.
Dozens of eagle-eyed golfers made their way through 18 holes to
support the Legion's charity event.
If you have ever found any
interesting artifacts while walking
along the Beach, you canbring it
to the Florida Public Archaeology
Network and the University of
West Florida Archaeology
Institute's "Archaeology Day"
Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in
the parking lot of the Winn Dixie
Supermarket, located at 155
South Highway 29 in Canton-
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PAGE 14 Island Times October 25, 2006
By Pete Della Ratta
All it took was for that alarm
to go buzz at 4 o'clock inthe mom-
ing and I was up, but definitely
not ready to go for a day of fish-
ing. I always say I am going to
get everything ready the night
before but it seems that one thing
always comes up at the last
minute and the next thing you
know the alarm is sounding "hit
me hard." On the way to the boat
ramp it is customary to stop by
the local bait & tackle store for
that "just in case" purchase. It
really is nice to get to the boat
ramp early enoughto not fight with
the hassle of waiting to back the
boat in or even worse, park. Hope-
fully you have enough bait and
drinks to last, if you get into a
mess offish. The drink rule goes
- you are catching fish there al-
ways seem to be drinks left at the
end of the day. If you are strug-
gling to feel even a bite from a
Pinfish then you know you
should have bought more to drink
because they are going down
easy and faster than normal.
I released my first ever 6 inch
Redfish. I think I caught it again
about an hour later but it was his
twin brother. My buddies had a
good laugh at that one. We did
catch a variety of fish from Reds
to Speckled Trout and Flounder
to Ladyfish; then the always fun
Lizardfish. (That's what we call
I'm sure they have a scien-
tific name but finding that infor-
mation would be like getting them
off your hook. If you have never
caught one of these odd fish then
you are infora surprise. You think
you caught something great and
go to take it off your hook. First,
they always swallow my hook so
I have to cut the line and re-tie
another one on. Then if you look
at their mouth it resembles a cot-
ton mouth snake with a piranha's
row of teeth in its mouth. Luck-
ily, I watched as my friend had to
deal with this shallow water
We did get to keep two up-
per slot sized Reds for dinner and
let a few others live for another
day. We usually do not keep them
but when the hook is swallowed
and death is near, it is best to put
them on ice as long as they are
within the slot size for that spe-
cies. It turned out to be a great
day to be on the water hooking
into fish left and right until the
sun was overhead and the bite
Hopefully if you are reading
this you had time to see all the
boats that are in town these past
two weeks for the Wal-Mart Red-
fish Championships. It is amaz-
ing to see all the different types
of boats and what type of per-
sonality is driving them. I want
to wish all teams from our area
the best of luck fishing and in the
series because it does take a dedi-
cated person sometimes not mak-
ing any money to go and fish for
one to three weeks straight for 5-
12 hours a day. They fish every-
day just to survive to the next
round of qualifying.
There has been some nice
fishing inshore but the weather
of late has slowed that down.
Look the weather to turn for the
better to get more and more hook-
ups in the forecast for the up-
The Spanish have been
plentiful along with the over slot
sized Redfish near the pass.
Throwing topwaters for Spanish
Mackerel with a wire leader with
no swivel has proven to work
time and time again. As for the
Reds, slow trolling or relaxing
with cut bait on the end of the
line. Anticipating the
ZZZZZZZZZ of the drag will
bring anybody to their feet.
Flounder have started to pick up
as the weather cools off. There
are still reports of them being
caught with some size in and
around the pass and further inland
around drop offs and structure
waiting to ambush that next bait.
It might be getting cooler, but
the fish don't sleep enough for
you not to try to hook into one.
It might be the next story you are
looking for. So bundle up in the
next few weeks and get out there
and enjoy the "the soundscape"
that the fish have to offer.
For Good Times
Costumed characters will
haunt the beach in search of
howling good times and caul-
drons full of prizes during the
Halloween weekend. Bartenders
are brewing up special drinks and
beach bands will raise everyone's
The Olive Drop Martini Bar
begins their party at 5:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Oct. 26 with the tunes
of Michelle West and keeps ramp-
ing up all weekend. The Howling
Wine Tasting, Friday, Oct. 27 be-
gins at 6 p.m. which is followed by
a Costume Contest at 10 p.m.
The Saturday costume contest
sign up is at 10 p.m. and waltzes
across the stage before mid-
night. Prizes for the winners.
Michelle West entertains at 5:30
and Wildwood begins at 9:30
p.m. both nights.
Costumed ghouls and guys
should arrive by boat, car or fly-
ing broom at Paradise Bar and
Grill for the Halloween Costume
Contest. Come early. Judges will
make decisions at 10:30 p.m. Sat-
urday, October 28. The Grand
Prize is a two-night stay at the
Paradise Inn during Mardi Gras
weekend. Bar tabs for the two
The Sandshaker goes Holly-
wood on Halloween with Celeb-
rity Karaoke on Friday, October 27
at 10 p.m. Dress as your favorite
crooner and compete for prizes.
Show up at The Shaker on Satur-
day for a happening' Halloween
Party and Contest. Spooky sign
up is at 10:30. Over $500 in cash
andprizes willbe awarded at 11 p.m.
Partying Beach patrons at
Flounder's ChowderHouse willbe
treated to live music, drink specials
and a midnight costume contest
with a cash prize. No tricks here.
In honor of the scariest night
of the year, The Market on the
Island is showcasing Vampire
Wine. Pick up a bottle, if you dare.
Ft. Pickens Full Moon Walk
Saturday, Nov. 4, 5:30
Ft. Pickens Gate Area
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Texas Hold 'Em Fever
Sweep the sand off the table played a strong
and pile up your night of cards,
chips, we're getting ended up third.
ready to play some
cards. As poker fe-
ver sweeps across
the country, Texas
Hold 'Em 4 Fun
hosts hot games on
for card players of
make their way to
Irish Pub on
each week. Fran
Cox made it
three for four
with a flurry of
and play poker," Larry ers fine folds and
said Rick found the form
Uzdevenes, promoter. "It's a good in the final on October 10. Kaye
way to have some fun and was second.
sharpen your skills." On Oc-
Players with the sharp- tober 17 the
est skills battled at the luck of the
soundside tables at the Irish rained
Paradise Bar and Grill on down on
Monday, October 10. Larry Perry Logan
Gers played no fear poker 4who pulled
allnighttotakethebigprize Lout a big
at the Paradise. The follow- win over
ing Monday, October 17 Pat Mas-
was a breezy evening in ters. Perry
Paradise, but Mark "But- wonthe last
tons" Beachman won his Donnie Beall four hands
first title. Mark is a new in a row.
player and has been at it for Wednesday night action is
about a month. Now he has his at The Islander Lounge in the
first win. Island man Trace "All
In" Lewis was second.
"Redneck" Anne Vinson who
Church Hosts Fall
It's time to search for trea-
sures and seek the unusual at
The Knights of Columbus Coun-
cil 7878 of St. Ann Catholic
Church and Our Lady of the As-
sumption Mission Fall Rummage
Sale. Don't miss the excitement.
The Knights of Columbus
are having their annual fall rum-
mage sale in the St. Ann Catholic
Church parish hall, 100 Daniel
Drive, Gulf Breeze on November
4 from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For more information,call
Beach historic district. Apacked
room cheered as Jamie Prowart
took out the legendary Scotty
McGuire at the final table, and
then made short work of Beach
Pro Fran Cox in two hands to
win the shirt on Wednesday,
October 11. The midweek game
fired up at 7 p.m. on October 18
to find Beach musician Donny
Beall bringing home his first Is-
lander win, by taking out Jus-
tin Robbins in the final.
For more information about
Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun, email
Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeowners or High Rollers The Portofino Homeowners
attended a Casino Fun Night, Friday, October 6, to socialize before
the annual homeowners' meeting for Towers 1 and 3 the following
day. Alex Arama left, spun the roulette wheel, while Stephanie
Parrish, Mary Ermer, Lila Davidson, and Laurel Dick looked for lady
luck to smile on them.
The Krewe of Junkanoos rolled out a barrel of fun at their first
Octoberfest, Saturday, Oct. 14 at The Shaker. Junkanoo fun girl Nancy
Kittel, center, made it a family affair with mom Thelma Ryan (left)
and granddaughter Kallie McGowin. Thirteen-month-old Kallie
appeared in an authentic Bavarian costume.
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This is a Howdy from Round
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is happening. I have to leave the
Beach on occasion to travel to my
Pandora de Balthazar store "deep
in the heart of Texas." With that
in mind, I have a few ideas for
These are your travel tips to
make sure you rest well during
1. Take your very own best
pillow with you!
2. Even if you are a guest in
someone's home, it is important
to take your pillow without apol-
ogy. Just so you will remember
to take it back home withyou, use
a colorful or monogrammed case
so you don't forget it!.
If you think Opera is stuffy
you may change your mind at
Pensacola Opera's upcoming
slightly wild, taste sensational,
fund and friend raiser, "Go Wild
for Opera". The evening will
spotlight animal conservation-
ist icon, Jim Fowler, of Mutual
of Omaha's Wild Kingdom fame
and is sure to be a crowd
"We are so happy that we
were able to get Jim Fowler to
speak at our fundraising event,"
said Elodie Cardon, event chair-
man. "That coupe is attributed
to Pat Quinn, Director Emeri-
tus of the Gulf Breeze Zoo and
long-time friend of Jim Fowler
and Pensacola Opera."
The event will be the first
of its kind for the opera featur-
ing a "wild" theme throughout-
- offering auction items such as:
a Colorado fly fishing experi-
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game dinner for eight, and a
back door tour of Alabama's
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the chance to play with a Ben-
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include: alligator, Thai curry
beef, duck, calamari, wild greens
and Banana's Foster.
Tickets are $75 per person.
Tickets and sponsorships are
available through Pensacola
3. Pillow too big for the
plane? Put it into the bottom of
your suitcase with clothes on top.
It will be soft and ready when you
4. Take an extra pillow case
for a fresh night's sleep.
5. Pick up some essence of
lavender oil. Place several drops
on cotton balls into zip lock
baggies and dot on your temple
and wrists before bed. You'll sleep
like a baby.
6. Take your "Blankie" with
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October25, 2006 Island Times PAGE 17
I have officially become the
Wench who stole Halloween. I am
not sure how I came to bestow
this name of myself. But I did. And
I kind of like it.
Could it be I am feeling a little
bitter about the fact I was asked
to bring in treats pumpkin theme
only -- for my son's Fall Festival
Celebration that will be held on
October 31? Gee, all my calendars
say that Halloween is celebrated
on that date. No mention of a Fall
Festival. I wonder what is cel-
ebrated in Whoville?
Or maybe I am already
burned out on Halloween and I'm
still days away from handing out
over 120 individual bags stuffed
to the rim with the good candy.
You know the stuff I am talking
about. The over-priced, individu-
ally wrapped miniature bars of
chocolate that have been on dis-
play since the Fourth of July. Not
to mention the $20 I spent on
gummy body parts candy in the
creepy coffin container.
Perhaps it is the fact that I
am still waiting to hear what day
MCAS Cherry Point will celebrate
Halloween. The base commander
will let his wishes be known soon.
Will it be Friday, October 27?
Maybe he will choose Saturday,
October 28? Perhaps he is a tradi-
tionalist and will opt for Tuesday,
the 31st. Now that's a different
strategy I can abide by.
Of course, there is always the
costume conundrum that I find
myself in every year. After the 42
piece Buzz Lightyear costume, I
swore I would never sew another
Halloween getup for my son
again. Then there was last year's
fiasco that included a bidding war
on eBay for a Darth Vader cos-
tume since I waited too late to
purchase one of the 500 that were
available sometime after the
Fourth of July at that giant retailer
who sells everything from toilet
paper to turnips. This year, I am
back to sewing his costume that
initially started out as "Mom, can
you make me a black cloak?" It
has now evolved into a black
cloak, a dickey and a tunic, plus
custom designed shoulder armor
made out of synthetic leather.
My husband insists that my
new found wenchdom is because
my sweet tooth is two sizes too
small. I guess he missed the en-
tire stuffing of the treat bags. Let's
just say I had enough candy for
150 of the little 3 inch by 4 inch
I think I've become the
Wench who stole Halloween out
of self preservation. I want my
favorite holiday back and I want
it to be like it was when I was a
kid. I want to be able to handout
homemade popcorn balls be-
cause the parents of the kids who
will ring my doorbell know me and
know I would never harm their
children. I also want to give away
suckers dressed like ghosts and
not be the laughing stock of base
housing. I want to take my son
on a Halloween costume scaven-
ger hunt throughout our house
and garage. Then hand him duct
tape and a bottle of glue and tell
him to figure it out.
Finally, I want to say Happy
Halloween with reckless abandon
and I want to say it on October
31. If I wanted to celebrate fall, I
would drive up to Vermont and
watch the leaves change.
Until next time...
Calling All Mardi Gras Krewes
Association of Krewes Meeting
Thursday, October 26 6 p.m.
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Off Her Bods
When Barbara Fail an-
nounced that she was opening
Barbella's Art Gallery and Studio
at 210 Church Street in downtown
Pensacola, none of her Beach
friends knew she would show off
her bod. And, actually she isn't.
Barbella's is hosting "Bods and
Bodices: Visions of Women's Ar-
mor, A Panoply" beginning Octo-
"I am kicking off this amus-
ing perspective of women and
their cultural armor with a recep-
tionfrom 6 to 10 p.m., Friday, Oc-
tober 27," said Barbella's owner,
Barbara Fail of Pensacola Beach.
Mixed media artists Deb
Chinery and Suzanne Ens will dis-
play their panoply of women's
decorative, ceremonial and/or
protective attire in the exhibit. Ens,
who usually works in mosaic
mixed media, uses the female form
as a canvas, "dressing" it to por-
tray some familiar stereotypical
guises and roles women don to
armor themselves in male domi-
nated cultures. Chinery is already
well-known for her "Bra'scapes,"
pieces that begin with a purely
feminine and hidden article of
clothing, the brassiere.
The exhibit will be open
through December 14. For more
information, call 380-0864.
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PAGE 18 Island Times October 25, 2006
This past weekend I decided
to prime the soffits on our up-
stairs front porch. This involved
standing on the porch railing and
painting the boards over my head.
I was glad that they were over my
head because that forced me to
look up. If I had looked down I
would have to look at the twenty
foot fall that was waiting for the
first misstep. Fortunately that
misstep never happened.
When painting over your
head you should remember rule
#1 Always wear a doo rag over
your head and then a hat on top
of that. Obviously this is to
keep paint from getting into
your hair. In fact I imagine most
of you would think this rule
should be immediately obvious
before you start. So I would
rather not tell you how I found
out about rule #1. However if
you insist I would be willing to
tell you how long it takes to get
a horror film sized glob of oil
base paint out of your hair.
I also discovered painting
rule #2, always wear socks. The
reason for this rule is not so ob-
vious. After all, who cares if
you get some paint on your
feet. Even if your feet are as
hairy as some I have seen on
the beach (no, I'm not talking
about mine). It's still no big deal.
Wrong! It's a big deal if you
just spent several hours to get
a beautiful professional pedi-
cure. The painting goddess was
with me, that first big glob just
missed my big toe, and I dis-
covered rule #2.
There are fringe benefits to
doing some of your own remod-
eling. I mean other than learn-
ing how to do some things bet-
ter than your husband. The
benefit I am referring to is it can
provide you with wonderful
Backerboard screws come in a
precious little plastic container
with handle that makes a striking
purse to go with your paint
streaked hair and clothes on your
next outing to the lumber yard.
Beach Students Recognized
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Amy Martin convinced her dad, McGuire, that he needed to go to the Pensacola Beach Elementary
School for Grandad's Day last Thursday, but when he got there, he realized he was the honored guest
at a Thank You Party, hosted by the teachers, staff and students. He was given a tour of the new
computer lab and the students sang a specially composed song, expressing their thanks for his
interest in the school. McGuire, one of the school's primary benefactors, has supported the school in
numerous ways for more than 25 years. Pictured are Amy, McGuire and his grandchildren Starfish and
Drew Holk, both students at the Beach School.
Blues Concert Finale Nears
Crosstown will fill the Gulf
side Pavilion on Pensacola Beach
with their own special blend of con-
temporary sounds on Tuesday,
Oct. 31 at the final Blues on the
Beach concert of the 2006 season.
The concert begins at 7 p.m.
Spectators are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs or blankets to the
pavilion area. No pets are allowed
and glass is prohibited.
Concerts are organized and
provided by the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce and the
Santa Rosa Island Authority.
For more information call the
Pensacola Beach Visitor Informa-
tion Center at (850) 932-1500.
Benton Byrd and Maddie
Grace McCurdy have earned Stu-
dent of the Month honors in sec-
ond grade at Pensacola Beach
Elementary School according to
their teacher Debbie Campanella.
"These students have dis-
played outstanding characteris-
tics in scholastic and citizen-
ship," said Debbie.
In addition to classroom as-
signments, Beach School stu-
dents complete work at the new
computer lab under the direction
"Each week, I recognize stu-
dents for hard work and persis-
tence," she said.
Computer lab students of the
week for Sept. 25-29 are:
K Steele Chamber
1 Morgan Churchill
2 Paris Dupuis
3 Meagan Cronin
4 Jon Grigsby
5 Mitchell Robbins
Students tapped for Com-
puter lab students of the week for
Oct 9-13 are:
K Carlee Amberson
2 Patrick Hodges
3 Trey Wright
4 -Will Green
5 Rebecca Summers
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Farewell To Worries, areas Frets A 6ood Time's Our Only Goal
It's festival hopping time for
kids of all ages on Pensacola
Beach. Mardi Gras krewe meet-
ings and parties, fall festivals and
Halloween celebrations are all on
the docket this weekend begin-
ning with the Association of
Krewes meeting Thursday, Octo-
ber 26 at 6 p.m. at the Comfort
Inn. Deb Friedman, AOK presi-
dent, invites all krewes to send
representatives to this important
"We will begin the process
of scheduling Mardi Gras events,
so there will be no conflicts in
dates," Deb said. Each krewe will
be able to cast one vote on any
motions made at the meetings, so
Deb urges krewe captains to des-
ignate an official voting member.
Momentum mounts as the
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School hosts its annual Fall Fes-
tival from 5 to 8 pm. on Friday,
October 27. The Festival is big-
ger and better than ever, accord-
ing to Katie Cronin, festival co-
ordinator. Wally Pecevich and his
famous beach barbecue will be
featured. There will be inflatable
slides, a moon walk, and an ob-
stacle course. There will be
plenty of midway games, a stroll-
ing clown and the popular cake
walk. No one needs to go away
hungry. Cotton candy and pop-
corn booths will be open all dur-
ing the festival.
It's all right to take Saturday
off because Sunday's Fall Festi-
val will be from 2 to 5 p.m. at the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church. Keep in mind that the
time changes back to standard
time, so don't go too early.
This festival will also feature
a moon walk and cake walk, but
the highlight will be Trunk for
Treats where children can go
treating from car to car in the
parking lot. Head Deacon Gor-
don Paulus promises every
youngster a fun filled afternoon
at the Church's traditional event.
Don't take your costume off
yet. Our Lady of Assumption
Catholic Mission is inviting ev-
eryone to their Spaghetti supper
and Halloween party on the same
day at 6 p.m. The event will be in
Hunt Hall. Dinner is $5 for adults,
nothing for infants, and $3 for
children up to twelve-years-old.
Proceeds will go to our Lady.
Our Lady's party is not all
about eating dinner. There will
also be a costume contest, carved
pumpkin contest and games. You
can carve your pumpkin at home
and bring it to the church to be
And the grand finale of the
long weekend will be the open-
ing night Krewe of Wrecks party
that revelers looks forward to all
year. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres
will be served beginning at 6 p.m.
at Bobby D's on Monday, Octo-
"We will be accepting mem-
berships at the party," Andrea
Brunt, Head Wreck, said. "If there
is a business meeting, I don't
know who will stop having fun
long enough to conduct it."
Wear your very best cos-
tume. This is your opportunity to
hob knob with kings and queens,
royal court members, stars, and
celebrities from all over the
The good times are not just
rolling, they are steam rolling for
Beach folks as their very own
social season begins. The good
times are spreading all over the
Beach this weekend. Let no party
person be left behind.
SRIA Studies Sandwalls
Should Berms Stay or Go?
Set for November
November is election month
and the Residents and Leasehold-
ers Association is right in step.
The Board has appointed their
nominating committee chairman,
Debbie Magyarosi. PBRLA
President Tona de Mers an-
nounced at the Association's Oc-
tober 10 meeting that the election
of officers would be on Tuesday,
November 14. Debbie will
present a slate of officers and
nominations from the floor will
be accepted at the meeting.
The website, www.pbrla.org
will be up and running within a
short time, according to Tona. Iko
Mitchell of Sunshine Technolo-
gies is preparing the site.
The president also told the
membership that the newsletter
will be mailed soon. It contains a
survey and membership applica-
Members voted to hold their
annual Christmas party on Tues-
day, December 12 at 6 p.m. The
party has been tentatively set for
the Paradise Bar and Grill, de-
pending on availability.
The community is invited to
the party and membership appli-
cations will be available.
The PBRLA meets the sec-
ond Tuesday of each month at the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church. For more information,
check the website.
Hundreds of triathletes
from the coast of California to
the tip of Southern Florida and
points in between like Kansas
and South Dakota, arrived on
Pensacola Beach October 7 to
compete in the Santa Rosa Is-
land Triathlon. Among the many
stalwarts who finished the gruel-
ing swim-bike-run course, were
Beach residents competing in
several age groups.
Meri Asmar finished sec-
ond in the 35-39 female age
group. Justin Liane was ninth
in the Elite Male group. Robert
Rinke finished thirty-ninth in
the 45-49 age group.
The triathlon turns into a
fun event for the crews entered
in the team bracket. Surf Burger
owners entered in the Mixed
Team Division, calling them-
selves, "We Just Want The T-
Shirt." Brad Foley swam the
500 meter course, Alice
Bohannon did the eighteen mile
bike ride and Debra Foley com-
pleted the 5K run. For all their
efforts, the Beach crew took
eleventh place, but they did get
There a new buzz word on
Pensacola Beach sandwall.
Some residents have used the
sand washed up on their prop-
erties by storms to create their
own sand dunes. The Santa
Rosa Island Authority has con-
cerns with these sandwalls, and
voted at their Full Board meet-
ing, October 11, to hire Olsen
and Associate Coastal Engi-
neers to study the retention of
sand on private leaseholds. The
SRIA is looking for answers to
questions related to these
projects. Who owns the sand,
the SRIA or the leaseholder? Is
the sandwall encroaching on
the public right-of-way?
Problems could be created
for neighbors of those who
have sandwalls, since water run
off would be diverted onto their
The Board also agreed to
address an issue they thought
they had solved. A month ago,
they voted five to one to restrict
enclosures beneath houses built
on pilings to a total of 850
square feet. Dr. Tom
Campanella reminded the
Board that he had cast the lone
"I think we rushed that de-
cision,." Tom said. "Let's recon-
The Board felt the 850
square foot limitation would
help reduce the amount of de-
bris generated by items stored
in enclosures behind wash
However, Villa Sabine
residents told Board vice chair-
man Bill Griffith that it was not
the small items that damaged
their homes, but larger missiles
such as boats. A committee,
chaired by Dan Green had rec-
ommended that the size of the
enclosure be governed by the
size of the house. The topic will
come up for discussion again at
the November committee meet-
ings. Although the policy is still
in place the December 31 dead-
line for compliance has been
removed until the matter is
Lighting along the rebuilt
Ft. Pickens Road was discussed
and the Board approved the
lighting of only the bike path
with decorative bell shaped,
turtle friendly lights. The lights
will be installed on 20 foot
poles which can withstand 140
The complete engineer's
report which was sent to the
Board by Dave Hemphill,
all of the remaining projects on
the rebuilding list. The report
stated that real progress has
been made on the roadways. Ft.
Pickens Road is expected to be
substantially completed before
the November Board meeting.
The north lane of Via de Luna
will be operational by the first
of the year.
The engineering firm's ef-
forts include the design of
Quietwater Beach Parking Lot
modifications, and the kick-off
for the new public safety build-
ing and sidewalks.
SRIA committee meetings
will be Wednesday, November
1 at 5 p.m. at the Authority of-
fice. The meetings are open to
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Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper
A couple of weeks ago, my
husband Frank was installing
some signs in vacant neighbor-
ing driveways. The message on
the sign which was "SOB Park-
ing," piqued the curiosity of a
tourist walking by, so he had to
stop and ask questions. "What
does that sign mean?"
"Oh," Frank replied. "The
SOBs are having a bridal shower
at our house today. I'm just
marking the parking places for
Somehow, the tourist had
conjured up a mental image of
an SOB as some big, mean, male
misfit, so Frank's answer sent
him into a state of confusion.
"SOBs have bridal show-
ers?" he asked, incredulously.
"Yes, and it's quite an
event," Frank said. "They get
all dressed up, drink cham-
pagne, eat petit fours, sing their
secret song and bring elaborate
gifts to the bride-to-be."
"I'm trying to believe you.
Why are they coming to your
"Because my wife is an
SOB," Frank answered.
Sir Tourist could stand no
more. He ambled off down the
street, probably rehearsing the
story he would tell his buddies
when he got home. So, on that
Saturday afternoon, thirty of
my closest friends arrived to
make sure Dee Lambert, a sec-
ond generation SOB, had the
proper start toward marriage. It
is written in the SOB code that
no bride to be, newborn child,
or birthday girl can negotiate
these milestones without the
blessing of the Sisters of the
The SOBs were formed
about thirty years ago by a few
young beach girls who banded
together. Just. because. No real
reason. Just because. They
soon bonded and became al-
most like a real family. One small
difference, perhaps, was that
they liked each other. They
adopted a love-and-let-live phi-
losophy, and just rolled with the
punches. They never had meet-
ings. They had parties instead.
So, there were no rules, no of-
ficers, no dues. All that linked
them together was their love for
Early on, when I first came
to the Beach, the Sisters had fun
names line Tina Cortina, Trish
the Dish, Bunkie, Rie, Spark
Plug and Harpo. They were a
perfect fit for my then fledgling
newspaper since they were
never afraid to let their antics
appear in print. Like the annual
sleepover when SOBs were re-
quired to wear a pink curler, in
their hair and spend the night
at a sister's house. Sleeping was
never on the agenda.
Often, the Beach guys
asked to come to SOB parties.
The SOBs said any man would
be welcome if he came without
wearing clothes and brought
gifts. One brazen male took them
up on it and came to a sleep
over. The SOBs accepted his
gifts, then chased him away.
For many years, the Sisters
were notorious for their bake
sales. They would setup a table
on Derelict Corner, fill it with
fresh baked cookies, cakes and
breads. Beach family members
patronized the bake sales reli-
giously, often buying a cookie
with a five dollar bill. They knew
the proceeds would be going to
someone on the Beach who was
in need. Maybe another SOB,
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or more often, someone living
in the community. The bake
sales are gone, but the Sisters
are still the first responders
when they hear that someone
is in ajam.
The SOBs have always
been employed. At first, there
were teachers, an airline host-
ess, Realtors, an advertising
agency rep, and artists. Some
worked at The Junkyard Coffee
Shop, Nero's, Dirty Joe's, and
Flounder's. Over the years, their
profiles changed as they be-
came college professors, busi-
ness owners, insurance adjust-
ers, and office managers. They
began to assume prominent
roles in the presentation of the
Beach Mardi Gras, and they cre-
ated a fundraiser to help pay for
the first ever bicycle path on
Pensacola Beach. While they
always took care of each other,
and still do, they managed to
let the community know that the
happy-go-lucky ladies had
heads full of brains and hearts
full of compassion.
The ranks of the original
SOBs are somewhat thinner
now. Many are scattered
around the country, but they
keep in touch. Once an SOB,
always an SOB.
I would like to say the
SOBs are more sedate than they
used to be. Sorry, I cannot say
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that. Some are now grandmoth-
ers, and we have second and
even third generation members.
You would think these women
would put a lid on it. We won't.
Why should we? We know that
in the worldwide scheme of
things, our little fragment of is-
land girls is unique, perhaps
even bizarre. Still, if everyone
cared for her fellow human be-
ings the same way the SOBs
care for each other, the world
would be a peaceful place. Too
bad the tourist didn't stay
around a little longer. Frank
would have loved to tell him the
But, would he have be-
lieved it? Probably not. It would
have spoiled his report about
what he did on his vacation.
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Answers to our last trivia
question arrived earlier than
usual. Apparently, no deep re-
search was required. The ques-
tion was, "Who is the self-pro-
claimed mayor of Pensacola
Beach whose office is a chair in
the sand at Casino Beach?" The
first correct answer came from Lee
Hudson of Gulf Breeze. Mayor
Bob. So, the t-shirt this week goes
The second emailer, sent
such an impressive answer it de-
serves recognition. His answer
was Robert Lee Merriman, also
correct. Not only that, but he sent
a photo of Mayor Bob meeting
with one of his constituents.
FORWHOM THE WEDDING
Wedding bells have already
started to ring as beach friends
step to the altar. Bob Seitz and
Sharon Simmons were married on
September 6. Dee Lambert and
Mike Moore will be married No-
vember 10 at St. Luke's Chapel in
Charleston, South Carolina.
Christy Jones and Michael
Sullivan will tie the knot in Mor-
gan Park on February 10.
ON THE BLUE DANUBE
World traveler, Cathy Kress
has booked a cruise on the
Danube River. She will be able to
stop off at little villages along the
way and chat with the natives
since German is her second lan-
Allen Lanton whooped it up
on Oct. 15 at his birthday party at
the Shaker Bar. One of Allen's
major talents is celebrating, so his
friends all gathered for a real blow-
Tammy Hodges, sister-in-law
of the Beach's Andrea Stanley,
has written a book, "Breakfast
with the Blues," geared toward
first and second graders. It's
available at Barnes and Nobles in
Rev. T.J. Emma, son of former
longtime beach residents, Cathy
and Tom Emma, is the Youth Pas-
tor at the Gulf Breeze United
Methodist Church. He's been
readying scripture lately, invok-
ing divine help for the Gulf Breeze
High School Football Team. Af-
ter many winless games, the team
beat Woodham High School on
October 13. Amen.
Curle, son of Kathryn and Woody
Curle, plays soccer the year
around in the Navarre Sports As-
sociation league, Its no wonder
notes Kathryn, since his very first
spoken word was "ball."
Imagine Larry and Denise
Keever wearing grass skirts and
swaying to the romantic music of
the Hawaiian Islands. The Beach
couple may not have danced the
Hula, but they did spend two
weeks in Hawaii recently. Now,
they are home on their own is-
Karen and Rick Hagford vis-
ited family and friends recently.
Karen and her two sisters, Andrea
and Necie, grew up on Pensacola
Beach. She and Rick now live in
Fernandina Beach, Florida.
BEACH SNOWBIRD FLIES
Jim Randol has made his an-
nual winter pilgrimage to his
home in Ft. Meyers. Jim likes
basking in warm sunshine the year
around. He will be back in the
spring to resume directing his fa-
vorite project, the restoration of
Sixth grader Cody Cowen
has thrown his hat into the politi-
cal ring. He is campaigning to
become the president of his class
at Gulf Breeze Middle School.
Parents Ty and Debbie could have
a budding Beach politician on
is coming back!
Let's Do It Together
I believe in :
* Responsible interactive government for all Islanders
* Strong community values and Beach School support
* Sensible growth and redevelopment
* Environmental conservation and protection
* Clean water and safe beaches
SHonoring the SRIA's promises Lease fees, not ad valorem taxes
Mayor Bob at City Hall consulting
with one of his constituents.
The new Island Times t-
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the first to wear the new shirt if
you can answer the following
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One of the seafaring roles in the
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October 25, 2006
Candidates Seek Island Authority Board Seat
The Pensacola Beach voters will have the option of
retaining incumbent Dr. Tom Campanella or electing chal-
lenger Johnny Johnson, to the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity in the November 7 General Election. The nonpartisan
race provides the only opportunity for Beach residents to
vote directly for a Board member to represent them.
The following information has been submitted by the
Name: Dr. Thomas Campanella
Wife: Debbie Campanella
Children: Lauren, 23; Gregory,
S Occupation: Dentistry
Memberships: Gulf Coast
Krewe of LaFitte, Ducks
Political Background: SRIA
Board member, 4 years
Name: Johnny Johnson
Wife: Sandi Johnson
Children: Kama, Jessica, Sara,
Occupation: Business owner:
Computer Software Consultant; '
FL Real Estate Salesperson
inactive, FL Insurance Claims *
Memberships: Optimist Club,
Pensacola Beach; Vice
President, Board of Directors of
Political Background: No previous experience
How do you feel about retaining current building
caps and restrictions on the beach?
Campanella: I am in favor of retaining the caps.
Johnson: Stick to the current Plan! Keep the build-
ing caps and zoning restrictions! Work toward rebuilding
Pensacola Beach! Build smarter so the beach (residential,
commercial, and infrastructure) can survive Category 4
storms with no major damage.
What are your feelings on future development on
Campanella: Planned, guided redevelopment. Not
Johnson: See answer above
Where do you stand on ad Valorem taxation on the
Campanella: I oppose them. Our lease fees are in lieu
of ad valorem taxes.
Johnson: Every leaseholder on Pensacola Beach
wants to avoid paying property taxes to Escambia County!
That was the deal in 1947. That was the deal when we
bought beach property. The county advertised in the
Pensacola News Journal that beach property was "tax
free". The county actually used its inability to levy taxes
as a benefit to encourage residential development on
Pensacola Beach. To Escambia County, address the real
problem; otherwise, go pound sand!
Do you think Pensacola Beach is marketed advanta-
Campanella: Yes and no. We are probably the only
community resort, so to speak, not overdeveloped with a
unique ambience not found in other coastal area commu-
nities. We have much public beach accessible to every-
one! Perhaps more attention should be marketed toward
Johnson: Pensacola Beach is advertised in various
markets, and that effort has been beneficial for the beach.
Has the quality of advertising and promotion been suffi-
cient to provide more than an adequate return on the mar-
keting investment? My opinion is that the marketing ef-
fort does not exceed expectations, and we must do much
more to maximize the peak season at the beach, to de-
velop activities which will build "shoulders" around the
peak season, and to improve the off season.
Do you feel the Beach's hurricane plans- before and
after- are adequate or could be they be improved?
Campanella: They are better than they used to be,
but there is still room to improve. Each storm teaches us a
Johnson: Storm preparations are adequate for some
levels of storm, but can we do better? Of course, we can.
Can we build smarter so that structures on the beach can
withstand a category 3 or 4 storm? Can the island be kept
free of debris? Can we include food disposal in our evacu-
ation plan? Can we use dumpsters before a storm to re-
move debris and to empty refrigerators? Can we develop
a re-entry plan that will allow owners the opportunity to
protect their property and mitigate damage? Can we de-
velop a recovery plan that allows for a reserve for SRIA
operating expenses and for infrastructure damage mitiga-
tion? Can we upgrade our infrastructure to withstand a
category 3 or 4 storm and be up and running within a
week? Of course, we can.
It will require architectural restrictions and stronger
building codes, planning and coordination with the county,
and an open discourse with residents and leaseholders
before the storm hits. Now is the time to work to ensure a
good outcome when next we face catastrophic weather.
Please make a brief statement of your goals for
Pensacola Beach if elected to the SRIA.
Campanella: To continue to serve the residents/lease-
holders, and commercial businesses. To continue to try
to bring thoughtful, rational, sensible discussion before
the Board in an attempt to influence and enlighten the
staff and my fellow Board members before important deci-
sions and votes are made.
Johnson: I support completing road construction
without further delays; rebuilding the recreational side-
walk; removing all demolition and construction debris.
Installing underground utilities for Via de Luna and, even-
tually, all residential areas; promoting and enforcing
smarter building codes. Enforcing litter laws during peak
season; encouraging recycling; restoring dune crossovers
and sand fencing. Using parking permits and tow-away
zones to restrict parking in residential areas to residents
and guests only; increasing satellite parking to relieve
the parking shortage and traffic congestion in the core
area during peak seasons.
Pensacola Beach Waterfront Sans Souci Condominiums
314 Ft. Pickens Road. 2 BR, 2.5 BA.
Townhouse has boat docking privileges
in Sabine Bay. Totally upgraded and is
good as new. Never flooded.
John Pinzino Nan Harper
49 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach
. .1 ..,
for a Look!
PAGE 6 Island Times October 25, 2006
On October 18, 2005, I was
sitting in a hospital delivery room
waiting to welcome my grand-
daughter, Quincy Grace Maxwell
Rowe, into this world! Yes, to-
day is her first birthday. And,
what a year it has been. With all
those names, she is actually
called Emma by the SOBs and is
known as Sissy to the rest of her
world. While Pappy and I were
unable to spend as much time
with Sissy (unlike big brother,
Jesiah) during her first year, we
were there to see her take her first
steps! It was an exciting moment
for us and one that we'll always
treasure. She is now moving at
the speed of light. If we can catch
her (and finish our house) we will
make up for lost time. So, Happy
First Birthday Sissy! Pappy and
Nanny love you very much! I'd
also like to wish a belated Happy
Birthday to Charlotte Spencer!
We love you, too!
We are still painting and ev-
eryone will be able to see my col-
ors, as I am wearing a lot of the
paint. I thank God, Mama and
Daddy for our close and loving
family, because my sisters and their
husbands have certainly been of
great help, emotionally and physi-
cally, to us.
We had Gail and Hector
Rodriguez, and my sister Brenda
Williams and husband Ron as
painters. Ron and Hector primed
our entire house. Then we got to
paint colors (more fun). Brenda
brought us Chocolate Oatmeal
Now, I know everyone has had
these cookies before, but her recipe
is special and will not be found in
any cook book. She has always
loved cocoa and her recipe is the
best I've ever eaten. Brenda
shares week's recipe the cook-
ies she brought to us. She's re-
ieas, porvi e
iy bv maIrtini
_9 katii fewis
quired to make them in large quan-
tities, because everyone wants a
bag to take home. This is an easy,
no-bake recipe that can be
doubled, or changed to add
crunchy peanut butter. They
keep for several weeks in an air-
tight container or can be made
early and frozen. That's if you
can stop yourself from eating
them as fast as you make them.
It's great for Halloween (or any
Holiday) parties, which will be
starting sooner than we ever ex-
Anyway, thanks from the
bottom of my heart for the help
and support. My sisters (family
and beach) take care of me and
it's great to know they are always
there! So, Brenda, this one's for
you! Let's head to the kitchen....
2 Cups sugar
1 stick margarine
1/3 cup, plus 3 heaping tbsp.
12 Cup milk
3 Cups Oatmeal
1 Cup Pecans, coarsely
Mix sugar & cocoa together& add
milk slowly, stirring constantly.
Add cut-up margarine & cook on
medium heat, stirring constantly,
until margarine melts. Bring to a
full boil and continue boiling 1-2
minutes. Remove from heat;
add oatmeal & pecans, mixing
well. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax
paper and leave until set. NOTE:
To make peanut butter chocolate
oatmeal, leave out pecans and
add 1 cup of crunchy peanut but-
Enjoy, share, and join the
Krewe of Wrecks! If you're al-
ready a member of anotherKrewe,
you can still join the Wrecks.
Have a safe & happy Halloween!
See you in the kitchen...
-- ; .
A TOAST TO THE BIRTHDAY GIRL Sisters of the Bead
surprise birthday party at the Paradise, October 8. Birth
Marie Steele, center, toasts with her dad Bob Newton a
IT'S NO SECRET The SOBs are always celebrating something.
On October 8 it was a surprise birthday party. Susie Hastings, left,
greets birthday girl Deb Friedman with a big hug at the soundside
Paradise Bar and Grill.
Hint: Devoid of harsh tannins, Shiraz
is a good accompaniment for meats.
Sirah or Shiraz is a great red wine
from the Rhone Valley.
If you have interest in this wine, or
other reds, please consult Beach
Wines and Liquors, Inc. We are proud
to serve our community and invite you
to visit us to have any wines needs
met. Questions? Call 850-932-8850.
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If you are looking for the next beg red
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ther than the Syrah grape. This vari-
etal will give you all the concentrated
fruit and substantial texture of a big red
wine without the attendant drawback
of puckering tannins. This grape has
h threw a its origins in the northwest part of the
day babe Rhone Valley, where the climate gives
ind mom rise to earthy wines. InAustralia, where
the grape is called Shiraz, the wine is
more fruity. In this country, the West
- Coast climate can produce either a
fruity Shirazor an earthy one, depend-
ing on whether the weather is pre-
dominantly cool or warm. Either way,
SShiraz is a food-friendly wine that de-
serves your consideration.
October25, 2006 Island Times PAGE 7
No snow. No mountain. No
lifts. No matter. The Pensacola Ski
Club's official headquarters is at
Flounder's Ski Bar. The next meet-
ing is November 17 at 5 p.m. ac-
cording to David Dodson, owner
of Weatherford's. Beach residents
Linda and John Merting, who of-
ten hit the snowy slopes, will be
Conner Cagle, owner of the
popular Olive Drop Martini Bar
on Pensacola Beach will bare all
as the February model for the
"Perfectly Aged 2007" calendar.
Actually, like all the other mod-
els, he will be wearing props in-
stead of clothing. The fun filled
calendar, a fundraiser for the
Council onAging, will be on sale
at the Olive Drop on November 6.
Get your copy for $20.
The SRIA and Beach Cham-
ber gave fans at the October 12
Blues on the Beach concert a
night to remember. The Beach
band, Wildwood, served up a
smorgasbord of hits and let the
music move the audience. And,
move they did. They danced and
sang and finally gave the band
an unprecedented, standing ova-
tion. Encore, please.
The Beach "Coats for
Christmas" drop off location will
be the Island Realty office at 49
Via de Luna. More info next time.
when you are
having fun or re-
covering from a hurricane. Recov-
ery is well underway and ongo-
ing but it is, once again, time to
have some fun.
As "The Mayor of Pensacola
Beach 2004," it is my responsibil-
ity to see that the tradition of the
election for charity is continued.
Pensacola Beach is well on its
way to recovery from Hurricane
Ivan and needs a Mayor for 2007.
Any Beach resident who
would like to campaign to be "The
Mayor of Pensacola Beach"
should get ready to hit the cam-
paign and fundraising trail. I
would also like volunteers to
serve on the board of directors or
work on committees for future
fundraisers. Volunteers do not
need to be beach residents.
Everyone is familiar with our
longtime, honorary "Mayor
Bob," who carries the title as first
Mayor of Pensacola Beach. There
have been ten mayors "elected"
over the years.
It's easy to become the mayor.
The candidate who raises the
most money for "The Mayor's
Scholarship Fund" will carry the
honorary title until their term
ends. The Scholarship Fund pro-
vides scholarships to students
working inbar and restaurant ser-
vice positions on the Beach. The
Mayor may also elect to support
additional charitable causes dur-
ing her tenure.
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So anyone who understands
how to have fun and raise money
for good causes is welcome to
jointhe race. You getto know your
fellow Islanders as well.
Launch your campaign! A
Mayor's Race meeting is set for
Thursday, November 2 at 6 p.m.
The location is to be announced.
Please call me at 850-932-1082,
or send me an email at
for more details and the meeting
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October25, 2006 Island Times PAGE 9
Cross in the Sand
Dr. Chuck Randle
3 Pensacola Beach Community Church
Many of us can remember it only seems natural to take Hal-
those days in high school when loween and turn it into a happy
we were in plays such as "Our day for our children, as well as
Town." It was an opportunity to adults, and make it a positive ex-
try and get into the feeling of the perience.
person we were playing. It was Our churches on the beach
enjoyable to step outside of our are attempting to do just that! On
persona and take on the persona Sunday, November 29, the Com-
of another. I think that is the rea- munity Church will have a "Trunk
son Halloween is such a happy orTreat"eventonthechurchpark-
time for our children. They can ing lot from 2 to 4p.m.. Children
dress up and be princesses, pi- will go from open car tmnk to open
rates, Cinderellas, Superman, car trunk to receive "goodies"
Spiderman, or a host of other char- from those who have made a spe-
acters. Forjust a short while, they cial effort to turn it into a special
take on the role of another, which fun day. There will also be a cake
they recognize is fictitious, then walk, haunted house, face paint-
return to be themselves. ing, and free hot dogs and soda.
Some see something dark Our Lady of the Assumption
and evil in Halloween. I remem- will have a Halloween Supper and
ber reading that Christians took Party in Hunt Hall, beginning at 6
over a holiday once known as p.m..,whichwill include costume
Saturnalia, and gave it a new contests, games, and a carved
meaning, and now few see any- pumpkin contest. Children, and
thing dark and evil in it. We can adults too, are encouraged to wear
take almost anything and give costumes to both. These events
it a good or bad connotation, so are open to the public.
Pandora Sets Tables For Timeless Traditions
Beach resident Pandora de
Balthazar is creating a new holi-
day tradition by hosting the first
ever "Setting a Timeless Thanks-
giving Table" showcase Novem-
ber 7 through the 11 at her
bayfront Pensacola shop, 9 S. 9th
Avenue. Pensacola's premier in-
terior designers and leaders of the
art community will compete for
votes in creating the winning
"Timeless Thanksgiving Table"
using Pandora's extensive collec-
tion of antique textiles. Voting is
open to the public through the
purchase of $5 tickets, available
in advance or at the door, with
proceeds being donated to the
Manna Food Pantry.
"This event is close to my
heart," says Pandora de
Balthazar, company founder. "I
love sharing a beautifully dressed
table with dear friends and fam-
ily. I am thankful to have the op-
portunity this year to share this
experience with some of the most
creative minds I know and the
community at large."
Pandora de Balthazar has
created a company that is com-
mitted to improving the lives of
others by helping them create a
haven within their home for the
rejuvenation of mind, body and
For more information please
Flat Friends Fly Far Away From Beach School
Pensacola Beach kindergartners and first graders read Flat Stanley, a story about a child who gets
flattened and travels the world by mail. They created flat copies of themselves and mailed them across the
U.S. and to exotic places like Brazil and Africa. Students will chart where their flat friends have traveled,
when they hear from each recipient. Students participating are shown below:
TOP PHOTO: Jennifer Neal's kindergartners
are: Allison Seeker, Hannah May, Thomas Niven,
Clay Clifton, Shane Dorian, Eric Furrow, Jesiah
Fitzgerald, and Katarina Denton. Standing on left:
Veronica Gyoerkoes Standing on right: Patrick
Cronin, and Anna Jacobs.
Back (L to R): Steele Chambers, Nicole
Nogueira, Chloe Huntley, Carlee Amberson,
Grace Reece, Devon Elliott, Kessler Foreste,
Nicole Niven, Ashley Price, McGuire Wolfe, and
Hannah Childers. Not pictured: Cayson McCurdy
Sandee Bredesen's first graders are front
row ( L to R) : Morgan Churchill, Meredith
McCurdy, Julia Wassner, Abby Jacobs, Blair
Amberson, Lauren McCleary, and Zosia Uszok.
Back (L to R) : Sandee Bredesen, Jackson Smith,
Jeffrey Doyle, Lara Medve, Grayson Smith,
Braden Sheffield, Ryan Furrow, and Aidan
Standing, right: Thomas Goodroe. Not
pictured: Macy Mateer
United Church of Christ
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
Our Lady of the
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
Sunday Mass 9:45 am.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
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