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Publication Date: November 8, 2006
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Pensacola Beach. Florida

November 8. 2006



Pensacola Beach's longstanding tradition of gratitude to military veterans is celebrated annually at the Veteran's Day Parade which will roll at 2 p.m. on Saturday,
November 11 down Via de Luna to the Gulfside Pavilion. Representing the many veterans on Pensacola Beach are front row (L to R): Mary Dunne who was a Naval aviator for
eight years and served in the Gulf War; Matthew Drees spent 13 years in the U. S. Army and is now serving in the National Guard as a military policeman; Loretta Browder
is a Korean War veteran who served in the Navy Reserve for four years; and retired Cmdr. Morris Drees, USN, founder of the Pensacola Beach Veteran's Day parade. Back row
(L to R) are Cmdr. Reed Dunne, U.S. Navy Reserve who began his career as an aviator in 1986 and Tom Fitzgerald who flew for twenty years and retired from military service
as a United States Marine Corps Major in 1995. For more information on the Pensacola Beach Veteran's Day parade and ceremonies, see story page 2.

PAGE 10 Island Times November 8, 2006



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

The Gulf Coast's Premier Entertainment Complex. Seven
rooms of fun all under one roof! Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team
Trivia, Pool, Video gamesand more. Live Entertainment Seven nights
a week with live music on four stages every Friday & Saturday night.
Serving lunch and dinner, too! It's where the Party People Party!
Located in Historic Downtown Pensacola at 130 East Gov-
ernment Street. Open Monday Saturday from 11 until 2:30 a.m.
and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring 434-6211 or visit

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

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.

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

The "Almost World Famous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach
Tradition since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker
and has been selling this signature drink for over 30 years. The
Shaker was the 1st bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen
concoction. Live Music Thurs, Sat & Sun. Karaoke Tues, Fri. Tiki
Bar specials Fri-Sun. Iguana Grill open Thurs-Sunday
Across from the Fishing Pier on Pensacola Beach. Open
11am until 3am. 850-932-2211. www.sandshakerlounge.com
for photo gallery and event schedule.
The oldest lounge on Pensacola Beach. Happy Hour 11 to 7.
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.

Your host Conner Cagle recommends:


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Open Monday-Friday at 2 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday at 11 a.m.

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A tropical treat with an edge

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Special Guest Appearances
by Conner Cagle

Ronnie Levine
Tuesday Saturday 8 p.m.

Ronnie & Crystal Miller
Sunday at 4 p.m.

Michelle West entertains you

WILDWOOD plays here

located in the Soundside Market
Pensacola Beach across from the Hilton


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November 8, 2006 Island Times PAGE 13

Wooly Boogers of the World Arise

Queen Sugah has spoken.
All members of the Wooly
Booger Social Club are to rise
from whatever it is they are not
doing and attend the annual
Kiss the Hurricane Season
Goodbye Bawl.
The Wooly Booger Royal
Court has designated the Para-
dise Bar and Grill as the site of
this year's Bawl on Saturday,
December 2 from 4 to 8 p.m.

All Wooly Boogers and
Wannabee Wooly Boogers are
invited to the Wooly Bash
which will feature music by
Wildwood. The band's Michael
Wheeler was a key player in the
long ago confrontation with the
sheriff's department which
spawned the Wooly Booger
Social Club. Light hours
d'oeuvres will be served and
there will be raffle including a

50/50. Proceeds will go to Mor-
gan Park in memory of the
Wooly Booger Social Club
founder, his High Wooliness,
the late Les Cieutat. Wooly
Boogers are cautioned not to
seek additional information on
the party. Just show up at Para-
dise and join in the tribal cer-
emony of thanksgiving that the
hurricane season has stalled
out for another year.

PARTY TIME Stormy Gail's
friends blew into The Islander
Lounge's upstairs Cypress Bar,
Saturday, October 21 to toast her
birthday. She rewarded each
partier with a custom koozie that
said, "I am Stormy's friend. Not
that it gets me anywhere."
Wishing Stormy Happy Birthday
is her boyfriend, Jay Monzingo.


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Island Times

PAGE 14 Island Times November 8, 2006

Red is the color of Love
By Pete Della Ratta

If you have not noticed by
now, the weather is starting to
take the usual nose dive. What
does that mean for us, you ask?
The almighty Bull Reds are com-
ing to town. If you are reading
this for the first time, the Bull Red
is a bigger version of the Redfish
or Red Drum, if you are being po-
litically correct. These fish are a
hot commodity even though they
usually do not show their face
until the weather dips to the
"You're going where!" statement.
Even though you cannot
keep these hard fighting, reel
screaming fish if they are over 27
inches, you can have a great time
whether you are an experienced
angler or the fisher person who
rents a rod, then buys some squid
and waits for the big one. Some
of these fish weigh in the 20 to 40
pound class and believe it or not,
squid or cut bait such as mullet
can be just as tempting or more
to a hungry Red as any other pre-
sentation you can throw at them.
I do offer this advice: try to
use circle hooks so fewer fish
swallow hooks and are killed in
the process of the hook removal.
Circle hooks are alike to U-hooks
but the point of the hook is per-
pendicular to the shank of the
hook. I like to use Owner Hooks
because of the sharpness of the
hook and the strength while be-
ing a fairly thin hook.
Make sure you are using a
heavy enough leader of either
stronger monofilament thanyour
main line or are using a fluorocar-
bon leader such as Seaguar. It
can be of any length but remem-
ber that casting a long leader can
be difficult and a leader of 36"
should suffice unless your bait is
hunted by the infamous toothy
critters, or what tourists call
If you are hunting the Bull
Red and come up empty after a
big pull on the line then you have
been introduced to someone in
the toothy family. Redfish some-
times will hold onto yourbait and
take it for a swim before letting
go because it is too big or the
hook has not set in the corer of
the mouth of the fish. Either way,
it will get your blood rushing
when you start to see that drag
peeling off, especially if you have
numerous layers of clothing on.
Anyone can have a chance
at these if they feel like getting
bundled up and bearing the cold
because night time can produce
some of the biggest Reds you will

When fishing, make sure
your drag is set properly and
tight enough. If you do not know
how to do this, then ask some-
one near you or where you pur-
chased the reel, about how to
properly set drag for different tar-
geted species.
I'm still waiting for the road
to Fort Pickens to open up in the
next few years so I can go sit on
the beach in the middle of no-
where under the stars with a few
friends of mine and hopefully
hook-up with one of these ma-
jestic creatures.
I used to take my girlfriend,
who is now my wife, out to the
point which is at the western-
most tip of Fort Pickens and camp
out over night with the Night Owl
Pass (Money Maker). She would
love it when there was a fish on
the line but the time in between
hook ups was the problem. She
looked like the Michelin Manbe-
cause of all the layers of clothes.
I even had her try on coveralls in
Academy Sports so warmth
would find its way to every nook
and cranny of her body. Sleep-
ing became a recreational sport
when the "pickens were slim," no
pun intended. She always tells
everyone I looked like I should
have starred in the movie "Cast-
away" because I would dig out a
5 foot clam shell in the sand so
the wind would not pierce
through the layers of clothing.
My chest waders worked as my
body armor. My chicken-wire pier
cart was my transportation for all


the goods including the chair,
heater, food, and of course,
cooler. One of the great aspects
of the cold is not having to worry
about running out of ice for your
drinks or legally caught fish.
Sand, on the other hand, was
an issue. Getting to the fishing
location, during the fishing, and
after you were done fishing be-
cause trying to get sand out of
crevices you did not know you
had can be a difficult task.
The benefits out-weighed
the disadvantages every time I
went because whether I caught
fish and toothy critters all night
or came home empty handed
when the sun was sparkling on
the horizon at dawn, I had the
time of my life with the person I
wanted to be with. And I still
want to spend the rest of my
life with her my best friend,
my fishing mate for life, my con-
fidant, my wife.
I want to thank her for all the
times she went with me to sup-
port my "habit" and in the mean
time put her hooks in me. I wish
everyone could find that one
person who will find a little bit
of goodness in everything their
better half does and support
them even if that means teeth
chattering cold for numerous
hours on end. Go soak a line
with someone you love.

Toll Plaza Tips Alleviate Traffic

Tie Ups and Travel Troubles

Richard Butler, general man-
ager of the Bob Sikes Toll Facility
sends some Toll Plaza Tips to as-
sist drivers.
Transponder Troubles:
Transponders must be renewed
annually. If you do not know
whether your transponder is cur-
rently active, please do the fol-
lowing: Standing in front of your
vehicle, locate the number on the
back of your transponder. Call the
Toll Plaza at 934-7005 and ask if
this transponder has been re-
newed. If it has not, the renewal
process is simple. You can renew
at the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity Office at 1 Via de Luna.
Toll Plaza Tailgaters: Do not
follow the vehicle in front of you
too closely. It is not safe and it
confuses the electronic readers.
Fast and Furious: The maxi-
mum speed through the Toll Plaza
is 5 m.p.h. Speeders cause delays
by jamming the electronic equip-
ment at the Toll Plaza.
Forward Focus: Please
keep your attention focused for-
ward. Following the car in front

of you at a safe distance and
moving at a slow and steady
pace. You do not need to be
waived through by the toll col-
lector, so there is no need to turn
your attention away from what's
in front of you.
Patience, Please: As we tran-
sition and rebuild, there are go-
ing to be challenges. Help us by
renewing your transponders, be-
ing courteous drivers and make
your trip through the Toll Plaza a
safe and simple one.

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November 8, 2006

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Poker Players Know

When To Hold'Em

As daylight slips away, Rick with Jeff Lockwood second. It
Uzdevenes care- was beautiful at
fully stacks the beach ac-
cards and chips cording to all the
on the felt pre- players.
paring for yet Card play-
another night of ers gather in
Pensacolas downtown
Beach Texas Pensacola
Hold 'Em 4 Fun. Beach on
Monday night a p Wednesdays at
games are 7 p.m. to try their
played onwater- I g luck at The Is-
front tables at Tommy Chavis is a force to lander Lounge
the Paradise Bar be reckoned with at the Poker edn
tables. Wednesday,
and Grill on November 1
Pensacola Beach. Monday, Octo- Tommy Chavis took down an-
ber 23, JMac (John McNamara) otherwin at The Historic Islander
took out Jeff Lockwood in the fi- Justin Robbins was second.
nal. Dave Bryant was third. "Everyone is welcome to
I \ iLsa giia. crowd tonight play Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun," said
and everyone had a good time," promoter Rick Uzdevenes. "We
said poker regular Jeff Lockwood. start about 7 p.m. Come early and
The Halloween hauntings get signed up. Let the games be-
didn't seem to bother players on gin.,
Monday, October 30 at Paradise. For more information, email
Tim Rinker pulled out another win Rick at salt2oC@mchsi.com

Park Hosts Open House to

Comment On
Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore Superintendent Jerry
Eubanks announced today that
temporary repairs to J. Earle
Bowden Way, the road which
connects Pensacola Beach and
Navarre Beach, are underway.
Superintendent Eubanks said,
"By spring of 2007, we hope to
have a two-way public use road
fromNavarre Beachto Opal Beach
day-use area, as well as a one-
lane road for emergency use only
westward from Opal Beach to
Pensacola Beach."
Eubanks also announced
that, after recent meetings involv-
ing the Federal Highway Admin-
istration, Florida Department of
Transportation, the National Park
Service (NPS) and consultants,
plans for permanent repairs to J.
Earle Bowden Way and Fort
Pickens Road on Santa Rosa Is-
land are moving forward.
A public open-house will be
held at the Naval Live Oaks Visi-
tor Center from 2 p.m. -7 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 15, to dis-
cuss and receive comments on
the EAs. Superintendent
Eubanks invites the public to at-
tend the open house and/or to
submit written comments during
the comment period which ends
Nov. 30. For additional informa-

Road Repairs
tion, contact Park Headquarters
at 850-934-2600.

This gift is from:

The Ladies of the Elks from Pensacola Beach Lodge 497 hosted a "Get It Out Of My
House" garage sale, Saturday, October 21 in Gulf Breeze. The bargain hunters swarmed
to purchase newtreasures from (L to R): Donna Dotson, Liz Glackin, Charlene Deangelo,
Lois Jernigan, Amy DePew, Sharon Burnside, and Pat Reese. Not in picture, Teresa Ivie.

1st drink

For those who don't live

on the Island

Give them one year
of Island Times!
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Shelley Ink
P.O. Box 844
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November 8, 2006

PAGE 16 Island Times November 8, 2006

This can be a really delicate
issue to tackle, depending on
who your hairdresser may be, and
your relationship with her or him.
Here at Danah's Hair Studio, we
"share" many of our clients. We
do not have the typical back stab-
bing and fighting that exists in
some salons. It is really a matter
of time and convenience for the
client. We are just happy that you
are coming to us!
Anyway, many years ago, I
had a new customer sit in my
chair, named Muriel. She ex-
plained to me that she was a "chair
hopper" and would stay with one
person for maybe six months, or
maybe three years, just depend-
ing on her mood. Then she told
me that when she felt it was time
to move on, she always sent a
nice note explaining her disap-
pearance from the salon. What an
excellent idea!

Unlimited Horizons has an-
nounced the date of the 2007
Metaphysical Festival. It will be
held Saturday and Sunday, Feb-
ruary 17 and 18, at the Comfort
Inn Conference Center, Highway
98 inNavarre.
This is a very popular event.
We have averaged over 1,000 at-
tending over the last four years.
For more information about this
or other Unlimited Horizons pro-

Beach School Reminder
Students do not report to
school on Friday, November 10.
School resumes
on Monday, November 13.

Speaking from behind the
chair, when somebody quits com-
ing to see you, you always won-
der, Did I cut her hair too short?
Did she not like her color? Did
someone offend her while she was
To get a note saying, it was
just time for me to move on, is the
greatest gift you can give your
hairdresser. It explains the circum-
stances and gives your hair-
dresser closure. Plus, it ends the
need for you to avoid or dodge
me in Wal-Mart. Ha-ha. So, ifyou
find yourself in this predicament,
here's your easy solution a
simple little note.
Cherish your freedom to pa-
tronize any salon. Cherish your
freedom as an American and hug
a veteran today!
On a Heavenly note: Here's
to Sister Andrea- we love you so
much, and will miss you dearly.
The SOBs are sobbing.

Beach School Students Capture ComputerAward

Pensacola Beach School
computer lab allows students time
to sharpen computer and aca-
demic skills in a fun environment.
Computer lab teacher Monika
Springer recognizes Students of
the Week for their hard work and
good behavior. The student is
given a special chocolate bar
whose ingredients spell out a

recipe for success inthe computer
Students who were tapped as
achievers for the week of Octo-
ber 27 are: Kindergarten Veronica
Gyoerkoes, first grade Macy
Mateer, second grade Parker
Baynes, third grade Lani Smith,
fourth grade Brai Royer and fifth
grade Andrea Wassner.

grams and meetings, please visit
our website at www.unlimited-

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By Danah & Gwen Gibson
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by Pandora de Balthazar
...And we're off!
As November begins, so
does the holiday season in all of
its wonderful, exciting, frenzied,
inviting, and exhausting glory.
There are meals to prepare, in-
laws to visit, children to shuttle,
gifts to buy, parties to attend,
donations to be made, and all
while maintaining the somewhat
normal life you live the other 10
months of the year. How to do it
and still have enough energy to
wake up and start all over again
on January first?
1. Set a sleep schedule
and stick to it! At the very
least, wake up at the same time
every morning and power nap
during days that follow late
2. Get some exercise. A
walk after dinner will aid diges-
tion, help ward off the holiday
weight gain, and expend extra
energy to allow you to sleep
more soundly.
3. Evaluate your bed-
ding. Flip your mattress, replace
threadbare sheeting, and dis-
card old pillows. If your bed
isn't inviting, you simply won't
want to be in it.
4. Evaluate how you feel
upon waking. Do you have
aches or cricks? You are not
being properly supported while
sleeping. You must come visit
Luckily, we are just over the
bridge and are happy to answer
any questions you have! We
carry fine sheeting, sumptuous
Hungarian goose down bedding,
and majestic antiques. We will
custom fit your bed with the
proper sheeting and down to pro-
vide a comfortable, inviting, re-
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Newlyweds Sara and Richard Miller share a reflective moment
during their Pensacola Beach wedding reception, Friday, September
15. Sara is the daughter of Sandi and Johnny Johnson of Pensacola
Beach. Photo by Brad Walters

Group Announces February Date

for Annual Metaphysical Festival


Island Times

November 8, 2006

Noveber 206 IlandTims PAE 1




by E.K. Hewson

On November 10, the United
States Marine Corps will turn 231
years old. My husband, Harry,
and I will celebrate this monumen-
tal occasion by attending his
unit's official Marine Corps Birth-
day Ball. One would think that
going to the same themed party
year after year after year gets bor-
ing, but it doesn't. Each ball that
I have attended has been unique
in circumstance and uplifting in
message. Plus six weeks before
the event, I look forward to see-
ing all my female friends in the
diet section of the local bookstore
and having the extra person to talk
to while I am out on my morning
I've gone as a girlfriend, a
wife, a mother, with my husband,
without my husband, with in-laws
and without in-laws. I've been the
designated driver and the taxi cab
caller while Harry has upheld the
honor that the Corps was founded
in a tavern. I have pictures to
show that I went as a blonde and
a brunette, hair up, hair down,
short hair, long hair, curly hair and
straight hair. Harry's hairstyle
hasn't changed since 1998. It's
just gotten grayer. I have danced
the cha-cha, tangoed and waltzed
whether I was skinny, fat or preg-
nant while my rhythmically chal-
lenged husband just swayed. I've
worn new dresses, old dresses,
and homemade dresses in either
black, red, blue or gold and al-
ways floor length. Harry's outfit
hasn't changed nor has it had to
been altered. It just has more bling
bling on it. No matter what, the
Corps' birthday is never forgot-
ten and always celebrated be it
peacetime or wartime.
Two things become a hot
commodity on a Marine base in

November- the unique ball gown
and a good babysitter. Last year
my other neighbor and I both or-
dered on-line the exact same dress
without each other's knowledge.
The only saving grace was that
our balls were on separate nights
and at different locations. Whew,
that was a close one. My new next
door neighbor is a Navy wife. She
offered to keep my son, Har, for
me while Harry and I go to our
ball this year. I didn't have the
heart to tell her that watching a
Marine's kid for the ball is at least
a 48-hour, if not 72-hour, commit-
ment, and because of that I've had
childcare locked on for at least six
My neighbor whose hus-
band is a Marine Air Group com-
manding officer is faced with hav-
ing to attend 10 separate birth-
day celebrations or as she says
"make an appearance." The most
balls Harry and I have attended
in one year is three and he doesn't
believe in "making an appear-
ance." I believe I am still trying to
recover and that triple header was
years ago.
My most memorable birthday
celebration was our first squad-
ron ball in 1991. I remember sit-
ting at our designated table with
all of his peers and their wives.
We were all passionate about the
taped message from the Comman-
dant and had more in common
with the youngest Marine at the
cake cutting ceremony than any-
one else. Today, most of those
Marines are no longer active duty
and we are all old enough to be
the parents of the youngest Ma-
rine present. Where did the time
My least favorite ball was the
one I chose not to attend while

Harry was overseas in 1994. The
most fun was in 1995. There was
some kind of two-ticket drink limit
due to insane partying in the
past. That's when I found a por-
table bar at a garage sale in Wash-
ington, D.C. Everyone was lined
up at our table to view the latest
in high fashion accessories. And
it is safe to say that my "bulky
black purse" hasn't missed a cel-
ebration since. 1997 was a good
year. I was eight months pregnant
and Harry's squadron was over-
seas again. Nothing ever deterred
us Gunfighter Gals. I borrowed a
maternity evening gown,
waddled into the limo and we cel-
ebrated in style. I've always won-
dered when the Chart House in
Oceanside, California was remod-
eled if they found all the "Gun-
fighter" stickers we conveniently
hid in the ladies bathroom while
having pre-happy happy hour
before heading to San Diego for
the ball. In hindsight, 2000 has to
be the most sentimental. It was
the last ball held during a time of
peace and the year I chose to
wear something belonging to both
my grandmothers earrings and
a mink stole. The best ball ever is
the one I will attend this year and
in the years to come.
So here's to the Marine
Corps and to all Marines- former,
present and future happy 231st
birthday and thank you for keep-
ing us safe. Semper fidelis.

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Carpet Pads Pack a Punch

There is a bedroom in our
house that I primed about a month
ago. I left the tape in place around
the trim so the room would be
ready to walk in and paint. Well, a
few weeks later I walked into the
room, and it looked as if the tape
had curled in three places around
the window trim. Upon closer in-
spection, I realized it wasn't the
tape, it was three petrified black
snakes. No they weren't scared
of me, they just stayed too long
in one place. Their bodies were
as thin as telephone wire, and they
gotten caught up and stuck in the
tape. I removed the snakes and
looked closely for an opening
around the casing for the window.
Bingo! I saw daylight through a
small opening. I immediately set
my caulk gun into action and
sealed the inside as well as the
outside of the window. (Ralph has
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battery powered -but he hid it
from me). Just remember
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swelled up. I loved the view from
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I decided to rip out the carpet.
It had to be the carpet! It wasn't. It
was the pad underneath which
made the carpet emit formaldehyde
fumes. Once I got it all ripped up
(keep all the windows wide open
when you do this) and out of the
room, and left the windows open
for about three hours, I slept just
fine in there. Of course now I am
looking at plywood floors. Haha.
Like that's going to bother me.

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Veteran's Day Pensacola Beach Style Salute To Area Vets

The Eighteenth Annual
Veteran's Day parade on
Pensacola Beach is set to roll on
Saturday, November 11 at 2 p.m.
Line up for the event, sponsored
by the Pensacola Beach Elk's
Lodge 497, will be at Avenida 10
and Via de Luna. Units partici-
pating should arrive no later than
1 p.m. The procession will go
along the southernmost lane of
Via de Luna and turn into the
Casino Beach parking lot at Side-
lines. The parade will disband at
the Gulfside Pavilion.
Post parade ceremonies in
the Pavilion will feature speaker,

Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island
Authority general manager,
painted a rosy picture for beach
businesses at the October 31
meeting of the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce.
"Businesses have a lot to
look forward to," Buck said.
"Next summer, the roads will be
finished, and the public safety/
restroom building will be com-
plete. New condos and hotel
rooms will be ready. The Dunes
is slated to be open in February
or March."
Buck said he had permission
to drive on the road to Navarre
Beach and commented that it
needed to be repaired for safety's
sake. He also said that Fort
Pickens was one of the top ten
attractions in the National Park
system, but they seem to be in no
hurry to restore the road to the
"Businesses may need to
start hollering to get some atten-
tion," Buck said.
Buck gave an update on road
repairs. He said the north lanes
of Via de Luna would be com-
plete by February 2007, along
with the asphalt bike path. Traf-
fic will shift to the northern lanes
while southern lanes and concrete
sidewalks are under construction.
During the business session,
Sandy Johnston, executive direc-

Navy Lt. "Buck" Herdegen. The
naval aviator who received his
flight training at NAS Pensacola,
returned from a tour in Iraq last
May. He was awarded a Defense
Meritorious Service Medal, six
air medals, and the Combat Ac-
tion Ribbon for his service in Iraq
and Afghanistan. Buck is cur-
rently serving as a flight instruc-
tor with VT-4.
The Veteran's Day parade
and ceremony was founded by
Morrie Drees, who started it as a
marching parade for veterans
who lived on Pensacola Beach.
Over the years, it has grown to

tor of the Chamber, announced
that the annual Christmas Boat
Parade would take place Decem-
ber 2, ending at Portofino Board-
walk. The Christmas Street Pa-
rade will be December 3 and will
start at 2 p.m.
Jeanetta Moultrie of
Springhill Suites reminded
Chamber members that everyone
is welcome to come to their tiki
bar, the Sun Ray.
Mike Cook representing the
Better Business Bureau, cau-
tioned Chamber members about
certain scams. He suggested that
they refer to the website at
www.bbb.org for more informa-
tion and updates.
Renee Mack, manager of the
Paradise Bar and Grill announced
that a new event, the Back to the
Beach Music Festival would be
hosted at Paradise November 10
through 12.
"This event is designed to
bring business to the Beach in the
off season and it will also be a
fundraiser to support music edu-
cation," Renee said.
The Chamber's next business
meeting will be at the Comfort Inn
at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, November
28. AfterHours will be on the same
day at 5:30 p.m. at Springhill
Suites. Businesses or individuals
interested in joining the Chamber
should call Sandy at 932-1500.

Seeking Donations to Help Michael

A fundraising account has
been set up for Michael Kaston
to help take care of medical ex-
penses after he suffered severe
injuries in a skateboarding acci-
dent. Michael is the son of Beach
Deputy Peter Kaston. Anyone

wishing to help can send a check
made out to Sandi or Peter
Kaston, and send it to 142
Highpoint Drive, Gulf Breeze,
FL, 32561. Or, go to any
AmSouth Bank and make a con-
tribution to the account.

include not only marchers, but
motorized units, color guard, and
participants from a number of
organizations. Andrea Brunt,
who was the parade chairman,
passed away on October 30.
However, she had taken care of
all the details for the parade and
ceremony prior to her death. Elk's

Lodge members Jeff Goudey and
Bill Greene will be the parade
According to Amy DePew,
Ladies of the Elk's president, the
LOE will serve hot dogs and
cokes at Casino Beach, first to
parade participants and then to

the general public on a first come,
first served basis.
The Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority will provide live music by
After Hours from 4 to 6 p.m.
For more information about
the parade, call the Pensacola
Beach Elk's Lodge at 932-4444.

Dune Problem Triggers Emotional Reaction

Sandwalls and dune systems
which have been installed on
leasehold property have become
a growing phenomenon on
Pensacola Beach. The issue
reached dramatic proportions at
the SRIA Architectural and En-
vironmental Committee meeting,
November 1. Although the full
board had voted to hire Olsen and
Associates to prepare a study of
the complications arising from
the practice, they listened to the
tearful plea of resident Marianne
Crowdis concerning the land-
scaped dune in the Crowdis yard.
After she told the Architec-
tural and Environmental Com-
mittee members that the Board's
previous actions had caused her
family more stress than a huri-
cane, the committee decided to
put the action against them on
hold, including a $500 after-the-
fact fee.
A motion was passed to have
the SRIA staff order and pay for
a survey to identify the exact lo-
cation of the easement next to the
Crowdis' leasehold. The SRIA
will ask Escambia County Code
Enforcement to withdraw their
names from a complaint regard-
ing this property. Finally, they
will await the results of the Olsen
Report in December to determine
resolution of the issue.
The Development and Leas-
ing Committee heard requests for
the construction of new hotels.
Philip Napier, representing the
investors who have purchased the
Coconuts property told the com-
mittee that their plans include a
boutique hotel, restaurant and
marina to be known as Grand
Marlin Marina. Napier asked to
lease the properties adjacent to
the Coconuts site.
"In order for us to be good
neighbors and commingle park-
ing with the fishing bridge, we
are considering a design which
would require our leasing adja-
cent lots," Napier said. "Our plans
include developing a Marina at
the point and an upland develop-
ment of a boutique hotel and a

nice restaurant. It will be a beau-
tiful flagship when you come
across the bridge."
Bill Griffith, Development
and Leasing Committee chair-
man, pointed out that the prop-
erties in question are designed for
public recreation. Releasing the
properties required public noti-
fication and an appropriate pub-
lic auction. Dr. Tom Campanella
commented that staff should
study the issue before further dis-
"I understand that the devel-
oper would not want to invest
money in plans if we are not able
to give him some notion if it is
feasible." Tom said.
Jim Reeves received ap-
proval from the committee to
begin the procedure to change the

land use of the Holiday
Townhouses and Tiki Motel on
Via de Luna, from medium den-
sity to high density. Reeves said
he would ultimately need the ad-
ditional variance of fifty units per
acre. After he secures all required
documents, a hearing will be
Development and Leasing
granted approval to Blue Angel
Ice Co. to place a free standing
vending machine at Sabine Ma-
rina parking lot. They also ap-
proved an $800 expenditure to go
toward Christmas decorations for
Portofino Boardwalk.
The SRIA Full Board meet-
ing will be Wednesday, Novem-
ber 8, at 5 p.m. at the Authority
office building. The meetings are
open to the public.

Stop Escambia County from Taking

Away Beach Money and Way of Life

Residents of Pensacola
Beach, the time has come for you
to stand up for your rights. Bury-
ing your heads in the sand or hop-
ing someone else will solve the
problem of the possible abolish-
ing of the SRIA is not acceptable.
The first opportunity for Beach
residents to make a strong show-
ing is Saturday, November 18 at
the League of WomenVoters meet-
ing featuring, "Santa Rosa Island,
Past, Present, and Future." The
meeting is at the First Presbyterian
Church, 33 East Gregory St. in

Pensacola. Coffee will be served
at 9 a.m. and the meeting will be-
gin at 9:30 a.m. Speakers will be
M.J. Menge, who will discuss the
history of the SRIA and give rea-
sons to retain it. Escambia County
Commission Chairman Mike
Whitehead will present his case for
abolishing the Authority.
The meeting is open to the
public and beach residents are
urged to attend. Car pooling could
be a good idea. Beach residents
will have to begin to make a case
to save their owngovernmental body.



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Barefoot on the Beach

By Jane Waters Cooper

I have been petless for a
dozen years. My last animal was
a beautiful Springer Spaniel with
long velvety ears and a spatter-
ing of freckles across her muzzle.
She was also haughty, egotisti-
cal and demanding. It really irked
her that I went to my office every
day and did not stay home and
play with her. I gave her to Tiger
Atkinson who gave her to some-
one else, so I don't know where
she is, but I am sure she's the
queen, bossing everyone around.
I peaked out on pets when I
was ten-years-old. I had a West-
ern pony named Honey Babe, a

Members of the Pensacola
Beach Elementary School Board,
announced at their October 23
meeting that the Partners-In-Edu-
cation program is now underway.
Board members jokingly told
Conna O'Donovan, committee
chairman, she did such a good
volunteer job, that they would al-
low her to have the job another
year. A sign bearing the names of
the current partners is at the school
now. Last year's partners who are
mostly Pensacola Beach commu-
nity organizations, businesses and
individuals contributed thousands
of dollars to the Charter School.
Vernon Niven, a member of
the Board, was honored during the
school's Fall Festival October 27.
Dedication ceremonies to an-
nounce the naming the Vernon
Niven Administrative Building,

gigantic white rabbit with shock-
ing pink eyes, Timothy; a pair of
greyhounds, Duke and Duchess,
and a little gray cat, Muggins. My
dad forbid me to bring all these
animals into the house, so find-
ing them places to live became a
challenge, but I managed. The
dogs resided in the garage. Timo-
thy had his own hutch in the cor-
ner of the basement and another
in the yard. Muggins' bed was on
the landing at the top of the base-
ment stairs. If you live in town in
a residential neighborhood, what
do you do with a horse? My dad
had a lot with a privacy fence

took place during the Festival.
Niven was a driving force in re-
building the school after the hurri-
cane. The Niven family is moving
out of town.
The long awaited new school
bus is operating, but the perma-
nent driver and teacher's aide,
Mary Williams, has been injured.
Anyone interested in driving the
school bus should call Jeff
Castleberry, the principal at the
Marilyn Sundstrom, Board
secretary, announced that the last
two meetings for this year would
be on November 27 and December
18 at the School at 6 p.m. The meet-
ings are open to the public. The
Beach School Christmas program
will be December 14 at 6:30 p.m. at
the Pensacola Beach Community

Pensacola Beach Elementary School Board member Jeff Gill,
left, announced to the crowds at the Beach School Fall Festival,
Friday, October 27, that the Administration Building has been
dedicated in honor of Vernon Niven, right. The plaque reads, "In
appreciation of his extraordinary effort to bring us home."

where he kept his contracting
equipment, so Honey Babe went
there to live in a stable made out
of two abandoned truck cabs. In
the winter, she went to my Uncle's
farm where she had her own stall
in a real barn, and a chance to
socialize with other horses. I vis-
ited her every week and neither
of us could wait until spring when
I could ride her back to town and
then, ride her every day. I can't
remember a single day during my
childhood and teenage years that
I did not have at least one furry
So, it was a natural progres-
sion that while my children were
growing up in New Orleans, they
just had to have animals. They
had pedigreed dogs, pound dogs,
strays, Siamese cats, alley cats,
turtles, exotic fish, parakeets, rab-
bits, even a monkey and an alli-
gator. Since they only had one or
two pets at a time, all the mem-
bers of this menagerie were al-
lowed in the house, except the
There are endless tales I
could tell about all these pets, like
the time the turtle went missing
and months later, I found it in my
closet hibernating in my shoe. It
was alive and seemed happy
enough to get back to its little
pool, shaded by a miniature plas-
tic palm tree.
The monkey was the most

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exotic pet the kids ever had. Also,
the most exotic stories revolve
around that little Cinnamon ring-
tailed primate. Winky's home was
a lavishly furnished cage with a
monkey proof lock on the door.
Did you ever watch a monkey eat
a grape? Winky would sit on his
swing, peel the grape, eat the fruit,
and spit out the seeds. He looked
pretty human, so the kids would
dress him in New Orleans style
costumes, put on his collar and
leash, and walk around the neigh-
borhood. Of course, it was only a
matter of time before he got loose
during one of these excursions.
He took off, disappeared, and my
daughters sank into a deep de-
pression for about a week. When
I was about to give up hope that
we would ever see Winky again, I
got a call from the New Orleans
Police Department. Someone had
brought in a small monkey with
our phone number on his ID tag.
I identified Winky and a little while
later, he was home. I will never
forget the sight of these two big,
burly New Orleans cops bringing
Winky on his leash up the front
sidewalk. Winky was still wear-
ing his clown costume, although
it was tattered and dirty.
The little monkey brightened
our lives for a couple more years,
but then died of grief when we

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took a two-week vacation and left
him in the jungle of an exotic pet
So, having pets is not with-
out trauma. I could create an arti-
ficial lake with the tears we have
shed when we lost our animals.
But it's all worth it. Everyone
should have a pet.
When Frank and I were mar-
ried eleven years ago, we decided
not to acquire any pets, so we
would be free to travel without
worrying about an animal left be-
hind in a kennel.
So, now our pets are wild
and airborne. Pelicans, seagulls,
doves and Blue Herons put on a
show for us almost every day. We
have not tried to name the birds
or make them part of our family.
They are just a squadron of
strangers who bring joy to our
lives. If one flies away and never
comes back, we don't cry. We
never knew him intimately in the
first place.
There is an upside on our
current petless status. We don't
have to walk these birds, or feed
them, or take them to the vet. They
do not wake us up at five in the
All we do is watchthemfly, free
and unfettered, over the Gulf of
Mexico. Maybe, having wild birds
for pets is not a bad thing after all.




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Andrea's Footprints Will Never Fade Away
By Jane Waters Cooper
A month or so ago, Andrea her Volkswagen to deliver Island-
Brunt and I were immersed in a ers on Pensacola Beach. Al-
conversation at Dee though, the floor of her
Lambert's bridal shower. beetle had rusted out,
As usual, we recalled .she stacked the papers
some of the totally weird ~in the seats and went on
things the Beach family her merry way. But, not
used to do when it was before she stopped to
"old beach" and the liv- bring me her special
ing was easy. Of course, brand of cheer. Helping
neither of us realized that friends feel better was
thiswouldbethevery last Andrea Brunt her trademark. She was
time we would see each 1951-2006 the one who put out the

other on this earth.
Andrea, 55 passed away on
Monday, October 30. Her neigh-
bor found her sitting in a chair with
her eyes closed, just as if she had
fallen asleep, and did not wake up.
When I first met her in 1980,
Andrea was the eyes and ears of
the Beach family. Her store of in-
formation spread lightning fast
among the members of the family.
They used to tease me and say,
"We don't need your newspaper,
we have Andrea."
I soon discovered that Andrea
was reliable, accurate, and the only
source of above and underground
news that I could really count on.
She always called me first when she
had "breaking news."
When it came time to start
Mardi Gras on the Island, Andrea
was right there, gathering people,
starting fundraisers, running her-
self ragged to do all she could to
help make that first attempt a suc-
cess. She was a true Wreck from
then on, and was the Queen in
When Mary Drees, the sec-
ond Head Wreck decided to step
aside, there was Andrea next in line
for the now overwhelming task of
guiding all the Beach's revelers
through the party season.
No task was too big or too
small forAndrea. If it was too big,
she just got that grin on her face,
and faked her way through until
she got it done.
Andrea liked to run things a
trait that made her a great Head
Wreck. She had various jobs in Is-
land establishments, and no mat-
ter who the owner or manager was,
Andrea was always in charge.
Andrea loved her husband
Andy, herfamily, herBeachfamily,
the Krewe of Wrecks, the New Or-
leans Saints, gossip, electronic
games, and rum drinks in that or-
Memories of our twenty-six
year friendship keep flooding back
to me. Sometimes, I was Andrea's
mentor and frequently, she was
mine. Once, when I was down for
the count with a broken back, it
was Andrea who showed up with

tip jars when someone
was in need. It was Andrea who
visited patients in hospitals and
wrote letters to beach military per-
sons serving in Iraq. It was An-
dreawho made all the arrangements
for the SOB Christmas luncheon
and emailed everyone a personal
invitation. It was Andrea who, as a
member of the Elk's Lodge, served
as treasurer and was the Veteran's
Day parade chairman. It was An-
drea who took care of her mother
and mother-in-law during their re-
cent illnesses. Andrea's finest at-
tributes blossomed when she was
faced with a crisis. She was instru-
mental in raising funds to support
last year's Mardi Gras parade, an
almost impossible task to fund and
run on a still hurricane ravaged
beach. But she did it.
Sadly and unbelievably,
Andy's beloved "old lady" is gone
now, suddenly and without warn-
ing., and way, too soon. We all
have stories and memories of the
vivacious lady who grew up on
Pensacola Beach and who
touched all our hearts. Her foot-
prints in the sand will never be
Sometimes, I have difficulty
describing the things I cherish the
most. A sun beam, a birdsong, a
butterfly, a shooting star, and the
music of our Gulf of Mexico. Now,
my dear friend Andrea, is added to
this list. Through all her fantasies
and foibles, there was so much
substance. She really defied de-
Andrea, is survived by her
husband of twenty-five years
Andy Brunt, mother Frances
Smallwood East of Milton, sisters
Karen (Rick) Hagford, Femandina
Beach, Fla; Denise (Eric) Olson,
Oklahoma City, OK; nephews Ja-
son (Stephanie) Fredrickson and
Yahn Olson; aunts Evelyn (George)
Wright and Gert Smallwood. She
is also survived by her Sisters of
the Beach and numerous friends
on Pensacola Beach.
Memorial services were Fri-
day, Nov. 3 at the Beach Church.
Contributions in her memory can
be made to Favor House.

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When doctors told Susan
Ross she needed replacements for
both knees and they would oper-
ate on one at a time, she told them,
"Double or nothing." She had
both replacements done at once
and is recovering well. She'll be
ready to party with her sister-in-
law, Joy Anderson when Mardi
Gras gets in full swing.
Kim Kaminski has word that
her close friend Marie
Fredericksen passed away on
October 24. Marie was an officer
in the Beach Dart League and had
many friends on Pensacola Beach.
She is survived by her husband,
Bill, one son, two daughters and
four grandchildren. Marie was
Melanie Waite must have
spent the first part of her retire-
ment from teaching by gathering
tips from a couple of guys named
Gulliver and Whirling Dervish.
Over the past few weeks, she has
attended the Florida Humanities
Council Gathering in Cedar Key,
and the Telephone Pioneers As-

sembly in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Between trips, she conducted
haunted history tours for the
Pensacola Historical Museum.
The Beach was minus
Genella Vegas as she embarked
on her annual October cruise to
the islands. Genella makes Beach
residents happy by keeping their
glasses full of spirits at the Yacht
Club and pampers them at Danah's
Hair Studio. Glad she'sback.
Hank, Shelly and Erika Geier
are really looking forward to
Christmas when Chrissi Geier
comes home for a two week leave.
Chrissi is serving in the Air Force,
and is stationed in Germany.
Bonnie Edwards, mother of
Karen Alexander passed away on
November 1. The Edwards family
has always been active in the
BeachMardi Gras. Bill and Bonnie
Edwards were named Tourist
King and Queen when they first
came to Pensacola Beach. Karen
is an active member of the Mys-
tic Krewe of Nereids.

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As usual, trivia players
rushed to their computers to email
their answers to the question in
the last issue of island Times. The
question was "What was the
name of the hit movie filmed in
part on Navarre Beach?" Amy
Drees was the first to answer,
"Jaws 2" so she gets the t-shirt.
We had noted that Capt. Red who
owned a bait and tackle shop, lo-
cated on Little Sabine Bay, had
played a part in the movie. Amy
added that TT Lowery, longtime
resident of Pensacola Beach and
a Krewe of Wrecks Mardi Gras
king, was the driver of the boat
that pulled the shark through the
If you would like to have an
Island Times t-shirt, be the first
to email the correct answer to the
following question. "There was
once a post office on Pensacola
Beach. Can you name the busi-
ness which shared the building
with the post office?"
Rules are the same. Email
your answer with "Trivia" in the
subject line to
islandtimes@bellsouth.net be-
fore 5 p.m. November 12. Be sure
to include your name and phone

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November 8. 2006 Island Times PAGE 5

Music Fest Makes

The sounds ofjingling coins
and crisp dollar bills will be music
to the ears of the students who
benefit from the Back to the Beach
Music Festival hosted at Paradise
Bar and Grill this weekend. The
music event which is set for No-
vember 10-12 is offering all-access
wristbands for $2 with the pro-
ceeds benefiting music education
in schools and the Gulf Breeze
High School Sound Wave Band.

The Gulf Breeze High School
Band is raising funds for their trip
to perform at the Orange Bowl in
Miami. The wristbands will be
your admission to a weekend
packed with music and participat-
ing beach bars will offer drink
specials to wristband wearers.
The weekend kicks off at
Paradise at 5 p.m. Friday, Novem-
ber 10 with an Adam Roth CD re-

The Beach
lease party. Beach favorites Wild-
"Gulf Breeze native Adam
Roth's latest release "ALittle Voo-
doo" will be showcased and
Adam will perform at 8 p.m.," said
Paradise Bar and Grill Manager
Renee Mack.
Saturday's events include
Blues music by the Darren J. Trio

Scene At Paradise

beginning at 5 p.m. followed by
Jeff Glickman's group, The Pikes.
Paradise Bar and Grill will begin
serving sumptuous BBQ dinners
at 4 p.m.
Sunday, November 12 brings
out the Bluegrass bands to Para-
dise with Delta Reign taking the
stage at 5 p.m. Johnny Cash style
performer, Paul Ewing will close

out the festival.
"This event is for a good
cause. Paradise and The Inde-
pendent News were the first spon-
sors, but other businesses are
coming on board daily," said
For list of sponsors and ad-
ditional event locations, visit

Get Out Your Party Pumps

Mardi Gras Good Times on the Way

Mardi Gras on the Island is
off and rolling. The Pensacola
Beach Association of Krewes,
presented a full events schedule
at their first meeting of the sea-
son at the Comfort Inn, Oct 26.
Deb Friedman, AOK presi-
dent, opened the meeting.
"I am so pleased to have you
here this evening," she said. "We
will be discussing Mardi Gras fi-
nancial issues, parade route and
event scheduling. This will be an
ongoing theme and I am anxious
to get your ideas."
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island
Authority General Manager,
spoke to the group, giving them
a vote of confidence.
"I want to urge you to get
your budget in order early be-
cause line items such as barricade
rental prices have greatly in-
creased," Buck said.
Buck noted that he would
work closely with the Escambia
County Sheriff's Department,
road contractors, AOK, Krewe of
Wrecks, and the SRIA Board to
assist in assuring the most effec-
tive line-up and parade proce-
Deb reviewed parade costs,
which last year were $28,083. The
balance in the parade fund is
$13,924.16. The SRIA has bud-
geted $12,500 toward parade ex-

"After the Krewe of Wrecks
board has a chance to put their
budget together, we can set a fi-
nancial goal and create a plan to
reach that goal," Deb said.
The parade float entry fee is
what everybody is waiting to hear,
according to Deb. It is hoped that
it will be considerably less than
last year's $600 fee.
Andrea Brunt, Head Wreck,
who was unable to attend the
meeting, sent a letter recommend-
ing that krewes who entered last
year's parade should be given
priority inthe 2007 limited proces-
sion. Andrea pointed out that this
was only fair to all those who sup-
ported the parade last year at great
Twenty representatives from
the following krewes offered sug-
gestions on improving barricade
removal and line up procedures:
Krewe of Wrecks, Pirates of the
Lost Treasure, Mystic Krewe of
Nereids, The Islander Lounge,
Krewe of Who, Mayoki Indians,
Krewe of Hip Huggers, Krewe of
Konfusion, Krewe of Moonlight
Madness, Krewe of Nauga, and
the Pensacola Beach Woman's
The next AOK meeting will
be at the Comfort Inn at 6 p.m. on
November 16.

GBHS Soundwave Band

Friday Nov 10 from 5 -10p

..."A Little Voodoo" by Adam Roth
., Wildwood live 5pmr
SRoh performing8Spm

.The Pikes perforia ." 5
Darren J. Trio live pI

iSunday Nov 12

Fashion show at 1 pa .
i Performances by Delta Reign
& Paul Ewing
Food spe i] a I.
All-accesa wristbands offering admission and drink specials will be available from a handful
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Nov. 13 PegLeg Pete's Nov. 20 Hooters
Jan. 6 Nereid King Kake Party, 4 p.m., Paradise
Jan. 19 Nereid Moon Pie Party, 7 p.m. Sandshaker
Jan. 21 Junkanoo Cajun Boil, TBA, Sandshaker
Jan. 27 Nauga Breakfast, 10:30 a.m.,The Dock
Jan. 27 Brewski Beach Babe, 1:30 p.m., The Dock
Jan. 27 Bananimals Ball, 8 p.m., Hilton
Feb. 3 Brewski/Nereid Black Tie Ball TBA
Feb. 10 Junkanoo Kritter Krawl, Noon, Gulfside Pavilion
Feb. 10 Krewe of Kids Parade, 1 p.m., Gulfside Pavilion
Feb. 10 Krewe of Wrecks Ball, 8 p.m., The Dock
Feb. 11 DeLuna Fest, 11 a.m., The Islander
Feb. 17 Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast Crab's
Feb 17 Krewe of Wrecks Street Dance 1 p.m., Bobby D's
Feb. 18 Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 p.m., Via de Luna
Feb. 19 Red Beans and Rice, Noon, Casino Beach Parking Lot
Feb. 20 Krewe of Coma, 6 p.m., Sandshaker

November 8, 2006

Island Times


PAGE 6 Island Times November 8, 2006

Our entire beach family and
community have been dealt a
harsh blow in the past week with
the loss of our long-time friend
and Head Wreck. But, we are and
will always be strong and endur-
ing and we'll play with whatever
hand that God deals us! So, in
the words of my wonderful friend,
Andrea Brunt, "Laissez Les Bon
Temps Rollez!" She excelled in
delegating, so it's interesting and
appropriate that the first recipe I
came across in my collection is
called "Do Nothing Cake." I can
barely remember before Ivan
when my life was full of do noth-
ing days. Of course, these are
the days we love the most and
very rarely have anymore. I am
still working to retrieve that
lifestyle, but I don't see it hap-
pening in the near future. We
continue to paint, purchase
lights, and hope to be able to
move into our house by the end
of November. If everyone will
keep their fingers crossed, please,
I believe this will happen.
I am getting ready to head to
Charleston for Deanna Lambert's
wedding. Iam looking forward to
this 1) because I need it, 2) be-
cause it is going to be a happy
and wonderful celebration, 3) ev-
ery time Dee mentions her wed-
ding dress, she gets an ear to ear
smile and her face literally glows
with happiness, and 4) we must
all continue to look forward. I can
hardly wait to get back and share
the parts suitable for print. Since,
I'm going to be traveling with
Paulette, Christine, and Elaine, I
feel sure there will be some things
that we absolutely cannot tell,
ever! SOB's can keep secrets,
believe it or not.
I can tell you that the Hal-
loween party at Paradise was a
ton of fun! Our SandspurRepub-

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lic witches coven was well repre-
sented. We are good witches and
you can thank Chuck Steele for
the very existence of our coven.
Every time there were more than
a couple of SOB's around to-
gether, Chuck always asked the
question, "Is there enough for a
coven?" So, we realized one day
that we, indeed, had more than
I wish a Happy Veteran's Day
to all who have served our coun-
try and protected our freedom!
Please be grateful to veterans
everywhere and extend a hand to
help, when needed. They are why
I get to write this column each
week and speak my piece. God
Bless America and our Veterans!
And for my dear friend, Andrea,
this one's foryou! Okay, it's time
to cook.....
Do Nothing Cake

2 Cups all-purpose flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
/2 tsp. salt
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pine-
apple, undrained
2 Cups sugar
1 tbsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

1 (5oz.) can milk
/2 Cup margarine
1 Cup sugar
1 /2 Cups coconut
1 Cup chopped pecans

Combine all cake ingredients
and mix by hand. Do not use an
electric beater or mixer. Pour into
a greased 9 X 12" pan and bake
for 30 35 min. at 350 degrees.
Topping: Mix milk, sugar and
margarine together. Boil 5 min.
Add coconut & pecans. Spread
topping over cake while warm.
Enjoy, share with a friend &
join the Krewe of Wrecks! I'll see
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Pensacola Beach Woman's Club honored October birthday girls
with a Halloween Cake at the monthly meeting Thursday, October
19 at Hunt Hall. Celebrants are (L to R): Edwina Speirs, Pat Bernhardt,
Bunny Branan, Katie Dombey and Evelyn Wright. The next meeting
of the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club is November 19 at 11 a.m. at
Hunt Hall. Everyone who attends is requested to bring can goods to
be donated. This is a November tradition for the Woman's Club.
For information call Chrissy Cook at 916-7338.

Island Bankers Want Food Deposits
Beach bankers at the coats, gloves, new socks, soap,
Bank of the South-Island toothpaste, toothbrushes, and
Branch on Fort Pickens Road deodorant.
want customers to make a de- Collected items will be dis-
posit of a different kind this tribute to homeless, elderly
week. They will be accepting and homebound people in
donations for the Waterfront Northwest Florida.
Mission. "This is our annual
"We are accepting dona- Thanksgiving Drive," said
tions of food, clothing, and Duffy. "The deadline to deliver
personal items," said Duffy these items is November 15."
Folmar, Beach banker. The Christmas Toy Drive
The Waterfront Mission will begin November 16 at the
has published a list of needed Bank of the South Island
items which includes canned Branch.
yams, corn, cranberry sauce, If you need more information
lima beans and green beans. about the event or items needed,
They are also asking for hats, please call Duffy at 932-9336.

On the face of it, the term "dry wine"
would seem to be an oxymoron, like
"giant shrimp." After all, how can a liq-
uid be dry? Actually, the fact is that a
dry wine is one that is not sweet. Rip-
ened grapes are full of natural sugars
that are consumed by yeast and con-
verted to alcohol during the fermenta-
tion process. Simply put, a dry wine is
one that has little, if any, natural sugar
left. Dry wines are usually favored as
accompaniments to food. On the other
side of the coin are sweet wines, which
do possess varying degrees of re-
sidual sugar. California Chardonnays
may contain just a bit of sugar while
blush wines possess a moderate
HINT: Dessert wines generally have
a lot of sugar.
There is always a "right" wine for any
occasion. It doesn't matter if you prefer
a dry wine, or a sweet wine, or if you
need a wine to go with a barbecue or
dessert at Beach Wines and Liquors,
Inc. we can help you. We have years
of experience with wine and will be
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November 8. 2006 Island Times PAGE 7

The NCAA Division II Cham-
pionships Festival closing cer-
emonies will be at Flounder's on
Saturday, November 18. Al-
though the party will be by invi-
tation only, you can still see the
fireworks display that night from
vantage points in the core area.

Jeremy Johnson, Island Re-
alty, was the spokesman on a
Channel 3 real estate segment,
October 25. Jeremy predicts an
upswing in the Beach real estate
market within the next year.

If you are looking for a great
Beach location for a wedding re-
ception, Mardi Gras party, holi-
day parties, meetings, or semi-
nars, call Carol Sears at 335-1824.
She can tell you all about the new
Cabana Club banquet facility on
the top level of the Marina. Rates
and amenities are flexible. Better
hurry to book the Cabana Club
for your celebration.
Beach Club Helps Others

The Pensacola Beach Opti-
mists announced ongoing and
holiday projects at their October
17 meeting.
Teet Brannon has a very full
plate this month. She is the chair-
person for the "Favor House
Thanksgiving Project." Members
will donate and prepare enough
food for fifty people. Marilyn
Sundstrom and Karen Jurkowich
are assisting in this effort.
Lila Cox is making the world a
better place by heading up the
PBOC Beach Recycling Commit-
Sally and Cliff Taylor are
spreading the warmth of the sea-
son with the "Coats for Christ-
mas Project." Both churches on
the Beach will have drop off
boxes for donations of new or
slightly used coats.
The Optimists will host their
annual Christmas Party on De-
cember 15 at 7 p.m. at the Board-
walk Condo party room.
The Optimist Club meets the
first and third Tuesday of each
month at the Beach Church
House at 7 p.m. Prospective
members are invited to attend. For
more information contact, Mary
Claus at 916-0455.

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Purple Heart Chapter #566 will be dedicating a Purple Heart Me-
morial at Pensacola Veterans Memorial Plaza, Saturday, November
11 at 10 a.m. according to Beach resident Mike Cook. Mike, left,
Purple Heart recipient and retired Army Colonel, thanks Marcus
Michles, right, for his generous sponsorship of the monument.
Marcus was a Captain in the U.S. Army serving with the 82d Air-
borne Division, Third Special Forces Group, and the First Special
Operations Command. Both veterans will be on hand to unveil the
monument at the Veterans Day ceremonies.

DEFENDING FREEDOM United States Army WO3 E. Wayne Davis is
stationed in Iraq. Wayne is the son of Krewe of Bananimals king
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November 8. 2006

Island Times

Pensacola Beach Prepares Olympic Style Village for 1000 Student Athletes

Pensacola, Pensacola Beach
and Gulf Breeze will have a golden
opportunity to showcase their leg-
endary Southern hospitality when
college athletes from all over the
United States come to the Univer-
sity of West Florida to compete in
the 2006 DivisionII National Cham-
pionship Festival.
The sporting event which
runs from November 15 through
November 18 is hosted by the Uni-
versity of West Florida and
Pensacola Sports Association.
Student athletes will compete in
men's and women's soccer and
cross country. There will also be
volleyball and field hockey for
"The University of West
Florida and NCAA Division II in-
stitutions truly understand what it
means to celebrate the student ath-
lete. Along with the PSA, we hope
to provide a championship festi-
val these athletes will never for-
get," Richard Berg, UWF Director
of Intercollegiate Athletes, said.
Opening ceremonies will be
Wednesday, November 15 begin-
ning with a street festival at Seville
Square from 3 to 9 p.m. There will
be a parade of athletes, great food,
great music, and family games, ac-
cording to sponsors. The Molly
Ringwalds, a New Orleans band,
will play. A fireworks display will
take place over Seville Square at
7:45. Sponsors invite the public to
all the opening ceremonies to wel-
come the athletes. There is no
Tickets to the championship
games are available. All-session
passes for the general public are
$30 and student all-session passes
are $15. A single day pass is $12

for the public and $5 for students.
Passes may be purchased at each
venue at championship locations
or call 434-2800 for more informa-
tion. The games can also be
watched online. Go to
NCAAsports.com/DII. There will
be live video webcasts during the
A number of activities will be
provided for the athletes to relax,
unwind and socialize poolside at
the Hilton Garden Inn onPensacola
Beach. The students will also have
a chance to give back to the local
community by participating in sev-
eral scheduled work days at Habi-
tat for Humanity homes.
A clinic foryouthwill precede
the start of the Championships on
November 11. The clinic will fea-
ture instruction involleyball, field
hockey and soccer. The clinic will
be held at UWF Field House for
students ages 10 through 16. Pre-
registration is required. Go to
Sponsors predict that ap-
proximately 1000 student athletes
have qualified and will compete in
the championships. All the ath-
letes and their coaches will stay
on Pensacola Beach in an Olym-
pic village style atmosphere. Spon-
sors estimate the economic impact
ofthe housing alone at $1,181,750.
This figure does not include ac-
commodations to support groups
and families or any other expendi-
tures the visitors may make dur-
ing their stay.
The closing ceremonies,
which will be by invitation only,
will be at Flounder's C liho\ ii
House. The Beach party will in-
clude an awards ceremony, food,
live music, beach games and fire-

ready to welcome NCAA competitors to town. They are used to
balancing the rigors of college life, academics and collegiate soccer.
As Gulf South Conference division champs, the UWF soccer teams
may earn a berth to compete in the Fall Championships, in Pensacola,
November 15-18. These UWF soccer players, all Gulf Breeze High
School graduates, are (L to R): Keith Savage, Kaley Morris, Summer
Savage and Brandi Adams.

works over Santa Rosa Sound. A
highlight video of the week's
events will be shown.

Although the closing cer- the fireworks from various loca-
emonies are not open to the tions in the core area of
public, it will be possible to view Pensacola Beach.

Pensacola's premier interior designers and leaders of the art community will compete for
your vote in creating a timeless Thanksgiving table using Pandora de Balthazar's extensive
collection of antique textiles. To cast your vote, purchase a $5 ticket at the door. All ticket
proceeds will benefit the Manna Food Pantry of Pensacola.

Featured Designers
Allen Benton of Benton Design
Connie Crosby of Constance Crosby Interiors
Nancy Woodcock of Woodcock Galleries

The Arts
Diane DeJean, Board President, and
k ti B k 4Emily Cowan, Executive Director,
~ ta Ballet Pensacola
T I M E L E S S Sherrie Mitchell, Executive Director
Pensacola Opera


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November 8, 2006

Island Times

November 8, 2006 Island Times PAGE 9

Cross in the Sand
Dr. Chuck Randle
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Thoughts on Veteran's Day

On November 11 we will ob-
serve Veteran's Day in which we
will honor and express apprecia-
tion to all the veterans who have
served in the military branches,
as well as those who still serve
today. We are deeply indebted
to those who have helped to pre-
serve our freedom.
Two experiences recently
have caused me to be aware that
the freedoms that we enjoy also
makes it possible for some to
take advantage. This week, I
have received two emails pur-
ported to be from banks in our
area, indicating that an error had
occurred in my account and I
was directed to follow a link
givenby the bank. It was really
a no-brainer because I do not
have accounts in either of the
two banks. I called one of the
banks and was told that it was
a scam, or in the language of
the Internet, a phishing expedi-
tion, hoping that some unsus-
pecting person would follow
the instructions and give valu-
able information that could
compromise their bank account.
In some places of our world,
people who do these things are
dealt with very severely. In our
country, we have to be wise
enough not to fall for the scam,
or get computer software that will
detect this type of activity and
abort it.
Wendell Phillips said, "Eter-
nal vigilance is the price of lib-

Living in such an imperfect
world as we do, we need to be
eternally vigilant against all that
would be destructive to our well-
being. The freedoms preserved
through the dedication of our
military, make it possible to be the
best that we can be, or gives op-
portunity for the less scrupulous
to take advantage of an open
A strong nation is not finally
achieved through might, but
through the inner strength of citi-
zens who put a high value on
honor, integrity, and commitment
to the high ideals that brought
our Nation into existence.
Let's remember our veterans
this weekend.

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Dressed in traditional Greek costumes and preparing to perform at the Greek Festival November
10 through 12 are beach youngsters (L to R): AJ Anastopoulo, Sandy Spraggins, Paul Spraggins and
Gus Anastopoulo. Not pictured is George Weisnicht. Festivalgoers can see these talented dancers
on Friday at 5:30, 7:30 and 9:00; Saturday at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 9:00; and Sunday at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30.
The festival is on the grounds of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at 1720 East Garden Street
and will feature authentic Greek food, music and wares, as well as the dancers.

The Gang's All Here to celebrate Marilyn Sundstrom's birthday,
October 21. Marilyn and all her friends partied at Flounder's on the
Beach to commemorate the special day. (L to R): Mike Cook, Johnny
Johnson, Marilyn Sundstrom, Helen Randle, Bettie Lee Sundstrom,
Allen Penniman, Janet Penniman, Rick Sundstrom, Chrissy Cook,
Chuck Randle, Dave Sundstrom and Tracey Pinkston.

Pensacola Beach Community Church
United Church of Christ
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
Sunday Services 10 am.

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Mission
Via de Luna & Avenida 18
Sunday Mass 9:45 am.

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