Volume II, Number 15 Pensacola Beach, Florida November 22, 2006
Members of the Pensacola Beach Community Church are saying prayers of Thanksgiving as they get ready to celebrate the church's thirty year anniversary. The Beach
Church is now the busy center for groups such as the Crafty Ladies who meet every Tuesday to handcraft distinctive Christmas items which will be sold in the church lobby
on Sunday mornings, beginning this week. The talented artisans are (seated, L to R): Alys Kline and Helen Randle. Standing (L to R) are: Louise Greenley, Linda Seager, and
Hazel Fairey. More on this story, Page 2.
PAGE 10 Island Times November 22, 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.
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Globe Trotting Flat Kids Bring Souvenirs Home
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Sorry No Refunds....
Well folks, I just took my
first Carnival Cruise Ship Vaca-
tion to Mexico. This was some-
thing I have never done, and had
always wondered what is would
I was lucky to go with great
group of people from my wife's
beauty salon, and was part of a
beautiful wedding on board the
On my arrival I noticed the
incredible amount of people all
crammed into a 855 foot ship.
There were 2300 passengers and
900 crew. This is where things get
a little strange, people. I mean,
here I was surround by a mixture
of 2300 extremely loud, drunk, and
hungry Americans all with $8 fro-
zen margaritas, six hot dogs and
hands full of beer ready to get their
Party On! And, we still have not
left the dock yet. This was the first
two hours. Oh, just wait.
Then as we left New Orleans,
and cruised the Muddy Missis-
sippi River, we were treated to a
lovely view of the local oil refin-
eries and platforms. Wow, that
wasn't in the brochure, but it sure
should have been.
Eight hours later we hit the
Gulf of Mexico and then every-
thing went downhill quick. You
see, the seas now were 15 feet from
the northeast and tossing the
ship like a small toy. 2300 people
all puking and bobbing in all di-
rections, still drinking and eating,
but a bit uglier than the day be-
fore. This was so fun.
I slept for 28 hours in a spin-
ning closet. I love this already!
The next day was gorgeous,
and that was the signal to do the
most important thing you do in a
cruise ship -Eat. Eat and eat again.
Dude, it was like a feeding frenzy
for cattle every few hours. People
of all ages lined up like lemmings
with more food on their plates
than I had ever seen before. It was
It was like this. "Hi sir. What
would you want on your ham-
"Hmm. Let me see....a hot
The ship finally landed in
Costa Maya, small townjustbuilt
for the Carnival Cruise line. It was
filled with dozens of local people
all working for about $4 a day, liv-
ing in concrete small houses and
lean-to's. I just can't imagine
bringing one of them on the ship
to witness the excess buffet
feedings. They would go into
Hey, I have an idea. How
'bout we give the children of
Costa Maya just one day's waste
from the boat's food stash? They
could eat that for weeks. Hmmm.
This is where I had a direc-
tion change in thought. Here I
was in a extremely poor country
surrounded by excess in every-
thing. It was an incredible feel-
ing. People all over the world put
down Americans, and I hate that,
but I do see some of the reasons
for this resentment .The things
that are important to us, just don't
relate to the entire world. We
seem to be able to afford certain
luxuries that some people only
dream of and we wear it on our
sleeves like a badge of honor.
Oh wait. It's time to eat
The next day we hit
Cozumel. Wow, what a differ-
ence a day makes. Bars. Boats.
Food. Drink. And thousands of
people, plus perfect surf and
crystal blue waters. A dream. A
great day for spending all your
The next day we were sail-
ing back to port and so it was re-
ally time to get your food and
drink on.Time to get your
money's worth. Look land ho!
As we docked I was never
so happy to see New Orleans in
my life and to get away from the
food and drink frenzy. I truly ex-
pected to see Betty Ford and
Jenny Craig at the gate saying
"Come on in darling, we'll take
care of everything now."
In fact, I think they should
weigh everyone before and af-
ter the trip and then charge by
the pound. Think of the money
they would make.
I did had a great time with
all of our peeps though. They
saved the trip for my wife and
me, and we love them for it.
Glad to be back on land.
A story about the adventures
of Flat Stanley inspired Pensacola
Beach School kindergartners and
first graders to create flat copies
of themselves and send them on
adventures of their own. The little
boy in the story, Stanley, was flat-
tened and traveled all over the
world via mail. So, the Beach kids,
in a close imitation, sent their cop-
ies to family and friends every-
The recipients of flat friends
loved the game and have played
their parts so well that "Project
Flat Friend" canbe called a major
Flat kindergartners have re-
turned from their travels, report-
ing triumphant visits like Flat
Cayson who returned from South
Africa via Texas, Chicago and
London. During his visit with
Aunt Lala he ate lamb tail and
escaped being eaten by a tiger
fish. He brought back some cool
Flat Eric had a really great
time visiting his grandmother and
then going on a cruise with his
aunt in the Caribbean. They sent
post cards and photos from all
ports of call.
Flat Kat took a trip with her
grandparents in New England.
She visited Acadia National Park,
ate lobster, and brought back the
shells for show and tell.
Flat Carlee went to Pennsyl-
vania to visit her grandparents
where she learned a lot about
the state and brought back
beautiful fall leaves.
Flat Steele went to Atlanta
to visit his best friend, Bowen.
They went to a University of
Georgia football game.
Flat ( Li \ "cin to California
to visit his Aunt Mary who
whisked him away to San Diego
where he attended a Chargers-
Steelers game. Later, with the
help of Hall of Famer Willie
Buchanan, he got to hang out
in the Steeler's locker room
where he met some players and
Coach Bill Cowher. Flat Clay
even brought back photos to
prove his fifteen minutes of
fame with the football stars.
The story of the travels of
the Flat Friends from Pensacola
Beach will continue. Don't miss
the next issue of Island Times.
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November 22, 2006
The Promise of Tomorrow's Fishing
By Pete Della Ratta
Our fishing community here
on the Gulf Coast keeps on think-
ing of ways to better the fishing
while boosting the economy and
all of the environmental concerns
at the same time. There is an ini-
tiative to produce more artificial
reefs to help set up numerous
marine sanctuaries for our future
fisheries. The Reef Fish Restora-
tion Association is a diverse
group of fisherman who would like
to see a long term solution to our
reeffishfishery problems. Below
is some information on the initia-
tive and if interested in becoming
a sponsor or for more info call
Paul Redman at 850-516-1665 or
e-mail him at snapperhead3
The red box indicates the
projected area for the MPA (Ma-
rine Protected Area)
Bid 'Em Up At
Going Once, Going Twice,
Pensacola Junior College is
holding a public Surplus Property
Auction Saturday, Dec. 2, at the
Pensacola campus, Building 69,
on Douglas Avenue.
The preview starts at 8 a.m.
and is followed by the auction at
On the auction block are:
computers, office furniture, equip-
ment and much more even a ve-
Garth's Antiques is provid-
ing the auctioneer. No credit
For more information, visit
garthsauction.com or call 484-
Meeting 8:30 a.m.
The Gulf Council wants in-
put for each of these entities to
help develop a plan to bring the
fishery stocks back. We believe
we have such a plan. The Gulf of
Mexico bottom is mostly a vast
desert with the exception of arti-
ficial reefs and natural bottom ar-
eas. It has been scientifically
proven that reef fish are attracted
to vertical structures. Our plan is
to use a small portion of barren
sea floor and place a diversity of
artificial habitats in it to create a
marine protected area (MPA). By
establishing state MPA's we can
help restore balance in the Gulf
of Mexico and safeguard our fish
stocks while also providing an
abundance of recreational fishing
reefs outside the MPA's. This will
create long term solutions for
what has become a battle between
all entities in the fishing commu-
nities (recreational, commercial,
and shrimping,) one in which fish
may mature and produce maxi-
It has also been scientifically
proven that mature Snapper in
the 23" range produce hundreds
of times more eggs than a 15"
class Red Snapper. For example it
takes two hundred and twelve
(212) 15" Red Snapper to produce
as many eggs as one 23" Red
Snapper 9, 300,000 eggs
roughly. We would like this plan
to be eventually utilized Gulf wide
in each county along the Gulf
If we use five square miles
from each county along the Gulf
Coast of unused, un-fished bar-
ren sea floor, and turn it into a
Island Times November 22, 2006
thriving ecosystem of marine life
and protect it, we feel this will en-
hance our fishery like no other.
Our economy will benefit as
well by bringing more people to
the chartered fishing boats.
They will have to stay in the com-
munity and spend more money
on such items as lodging, gas,
shopping and all the other eco-
nomic factors which make a com-
munity grow. By creating this
ecosystem, all will benefit and the
future of snapper and overall fish-
ing will thrive for our children's
Members of the Pensacola
Beach Optimists Club were en-
tertained by tales of sunken trea-
sures and historic shipwrecks
during the program presented by
guest speaker, Jeff DeWeese of
O'Sullivan & Creel Accounting on
According to DeWeese, 325
shipwrecks have been identified
by side scan sonar in Pensacola
Bay which have left countless
sunken Spanish treasures. Items
from these wrecks will be on dis-
play at the John H. Fetterman
State of Florida Maritime Mu-
seum, which is scheduled to open
in 2009. DeWeese said the Span-
ish government has sent many
items including gold pieces for the
museum's opening on the 400th
anniversary of the founding of
Pensacola. The King of Spain may
attend the opening.
Pensacola Beach Optimist
Club meets the first and third Tues-
days at 6 p.m. at the Beach Church
House. Prospective members are
welcome to attend.
Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 2
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Beach Poker Crowns JMac Champ PG
Lockwood Shuffles Into Second .ass Voted Be
The action heats up as the ended up with all the chips aftei
temps cool down on the Island's week's ab-
poker circuit. Hot handed play- sence be-
ers duked it out at the Monthly cause of
Champions Tournament Novem- that four
ber 4 at Paradise Bar and Grill's letterword,
soundside card tables. Texas "work."
Hold 'Em 4 Fun promoter Rick "All I
Uzdevenes announced that John did was
"JMac" McNamara won his sec- t h i n k
ond Grand Champion's title. Jeff a b o u t
Lockwood was a close second. p o k e r
At the weekly poker game while I was
Monday, November 6 Michelle working,"
Bourgeois returned from a cruise said Cox.
vacation to claim the win on a J e ff
This is Mic
stormy night in Paradise. Trace Lockwood face s No wonder
Lewis whittled his way to second, was the
Fifteen players braved weather bridesmaid
to make the scene. yet again.
Monday, November 13 was Play moved into Pensaco
a beautiful night at the beach with Beach historic district at The I
a packed house at the Paradise lander Lounge, Wednesday, N
poker tables. Mr. Franny Cox vember 8. "The Cobra" Just
Letters to the Editor
ra Robbins defeated Bud Waite and
the rest of
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Bourgeois' poker Wednes-
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days at the
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seat it's all 4 fun.
Vern Says Get Wrecked Good Times Will Roll
In 1979 a few beach residents
decided that we needed Mardi
Gras on the Beach. That story is
told in Jane Waters Cooper's
book, "To the Beat of an Island
Drum." I think it should be re-
quired reading for anyone mov-
ing to the Beach, or maybe even
Gulf Breeze. At that time the
people starting the Krewe of
Wrecks were ages 30 to 50. To-
day these same members are ages
50 to 80-years-old.
With our Head Wreck An-
drea Brunt passing away, the
Board of the Krewe of Wrecks has
met with a renewed spirit and a
promise to bring the joy of Mardi
Gras to the 100,000 people who
visit the Island on Parade Day in
her honor. But, we need your
The Krewe of Wrecks is
looking for new members. Our
membership requirements include
a ability to display the Mardi Gras
spirit and willingness to pay $20
dues. The membership is not lim-
ited to Beach residents. Member-
ships can be purchased at the
meetings which are held on Mon-
day nights at 6 p.m. at various
Beach establishments. A meeting
calendar is in Island Times on page 7.
Let the good times roll,
Vern Phillips, KOW
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PAGE 16 Island Times November 22, 2006
B auty& each *
By Danah & Gwen Gibson
Since this is our Thanksgiv-
ing edition of the Island Times, I
would like to focus on inner
beauty instead of outer beauty.
Here is a very condensed list of
my beauty for the soul and what I
am thankful for.
1). I am thankful for my
"roots" (no pun intended). Being
born and raised here, and genera-
tions before me, adds a sense of
security and nostalgia.
2). Our Beach family- a com-
munity and sisterhood that sticks
together through thick and thin.
Always there to help and love one
another when times are tough,
and enjoy each other on one of
our perfect days in paradise. That
is so rare, and we are so lucky!
3). The reckless abandon of
my youth, and now the wisdom
from my age to appreciate the fact
that I made it to enjoy today!
(sometimes I do miss it though!)
hi Pdnidorl i (i.' illli.,/.n
Tips for Transforming Your Thanksgiving
Table into a Timeless Tradition.
Have at least three table-
cloths on hand. One for mishaps
and 2 for leftovers.
Keep it simple. Candles
make any setting more beautiful.
Use the flowers on the side-
board or entry way. The table is
Have plenty of large dinner
napkins. Your guests will appre-
ciate them and they are wonder-
ful to use at all of your meals.
The beauty of Thanksgiv-
ing is in the sharing of food, fam-
ily and friends. Think about your
menu in color as well as taste to
embellish your beautiful table.
It doesn't have to match!
Mixing and matching dinner
plates or salad plates makes for a
fun table. Use color for seasonal
Be prepared for extra guests,
extra settings ready just in case.
Cook in advance as much
as possible so you can enjoy your
Use place cares that are fun
and make your guests feel spe-
cial. Place cards canbe simple &
placed on gourds, shells, or even
rocks, if you don't have holders.
Place a wreath of dried
leaves and corn on your door or
mailbox with a large bow to greet
Be thankful for all your
friends and family on the Island
and blessing upon your home.
Enjoy the holiday and the tradi-
tions with the ones you love.
'hat's Cool at SchooLfM.
4). Having a loving and sup-
portive family- Need i say more?
5). After 24 years, I still love
the profession I had wanted to
be in since the eighth grade.
6). I amvery thankful to all of
our clients who have stuck with
us through five hurricanes, one
move, multi incidents of road con-
structions, and just putting up
with our craziness in general!
7). Human nature. The fact
that 90% of people always want
the kind of hair that they don't
have- if everyone were happy
with her 'do, I would be out of a
8). Unconditional love from
my furbabies" Bo and Smokey-
who are always glad to see me,
no matter what! For those of you
who don't have a pet, think about
adopting one. Truly a joy!
Happy Thanksgiving to each
and everyone one of you!
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OFFICIANT FOR WEDDINGS
FROM DESTIN TO ALABAMA.
Sandpipers Learn about
ans Helen Cotton and Mary
Dunne gave living history lessons
about their service, Thursday, No-
vember 9 at the Beach School.
The fifth grade listened intently
to Helen Cotton's stories of World
War II while the second graders
were enthralled with Mary
Dunne's helicopter stories.
Kickin' It at the University
of West Florida: UWF Soccer
playerKeith Savage, a GulfBreeze
High graduate who was featured
in the November 8 edition of s-
land Times, earned All-Gulf South
Conference, GSC All-Tournament
Team and NCAA Division II
South Region All-Tournament
Most Outstanding Player honors.
Savage is third on the Argonauts
this season with 26 points on 10
goals and six assists.
Falcons Take Flight:
Michael Sullivan, who is a Bentley
College alum says "Go Falcons!"
The Boston based school's Field
Hockey team competed in
Pensacola last week and the
beach's favorite Bostonian
cheered his alma mater.
Waterfront Banquet Facility
Helen Cotton shared a
commendation letter from
President Harry Truman with the
fifth grade students.
Candles Light Way
at Ranger Led Fort
Rangers at Gulf Islands Na-
tional Seashore plan to conduct
two evening candlelight tours of
Fort Barrancas during the upcom-
ing holiday season. The first
event is Saturday, November 25
and the second is on Saturday,
December 30. Bothprograms will
begin at 5:00 p.m. and end about
Eubanks said today, "The tour
will feature the life and times of
the soldiers stationed at Fort Bar-
rancas and the public will have
the rare opportunity to experience
the fort at night by candlelight."
The tours are free. Parking is lim-
ited so car-pooling is recom-
mended. Visitors should enter the
Naval Air Station through the
back gate on Blue Angel Parkway.
Superintendent Eubanks en-
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National Seashore andjoin us for
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November 22, 2006
November 22, 2006
T4e 1 22ARD'S
As Thanksgiving ap-
proaches, I have much to be
grateful and thankful for this year.
I am trying to teach my son, Harry,
to do the same. It has not been
A few weeks ago he came
home from school completely de-
flated and miserable. My first
thought was he was being held
accountable, once again, for the
majority of the kids in his class
poor behavior. This idea of pun-
ish the whole class instead of the
actual perpetrators has not gone
over well with him. Unfortunately,
that wasn't it.
"How was your day?" I
"Horrible. What hap-
"Stevie picked me to be his
partner for science."
"Mom, you just don't under-
I knew where this was
headed and I wasn't going to let
my "Army of One" child off the
hook on this one. Stevie, not his
real name, is the perfect example
of a child who somehow has been
left behind, no matter what the law
says. He is older than all the other
third graders, physically smaller,
and still cannot read. Sometimes
his mom remembers his medicine
and sometimes she doesn't. He
receives more attention and as-
sistance than any other kid in the
class and yet he still struggles
academically. This is the second
year Harry and Stevie have been
in the same class together.
So Harry began. He ex-
plained how every time his
teacher allows her students to
With arms folded, Harry had
taken the classical defensive
stance. His cheeks had become
flushed and his voice took on an
"Mom, Stevie is dumb. He
can't even read."
"I know," I said. "But if I
couldn't read and I had to pick
someone in the class to be my
partner, who do you think I would
"Yes, you. So Stevie can't
read, but I don't think he's dumb.
I would even say he's pretty
smart for choosing the one kid in
the class who makes straight
100's on all of his class work and
"Hmmpff," he replied.
Our conversation had
ended. Neither of us had any more
to say. I was worried my son was
turning into an ungrateful, aca-
demic snob with little or no com-
passion for others not blessed
with his brain power. Fortunately,
as he does so often, he proved
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ber 30 and Friday, December 1 in and a barbecue dinner.
the Hospital lobby, from 7 a.m. to
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Engineers Engineer Delightful Alternatives
There are two marvels that
technology has brought us, and
I am using both of them.
The first engineering feat are
teeth implants. It amazed me when
I first looked at the implant in my
gum via an X-ray. It is basically a
titanium socket with threads and
a lip that allows the post to screw
and lock into place. The post is
half in the implant and half ex-
posed above the gumline. The
upper half of the post is latched
and screwed onto a metal hood.
Over the metal hood is placed the
crown. And voila I have abionic
tooth. I made a commitment to my
teeth, (sounds funny, but I'm se-
rious) about eating right, exercis-
ing and doing daily maintenance,
and it paid off.
The second marvel is the
treadmill. It has come a long way,
baby. I can go on a walk in the
hills, or through a mountain pass,
or Pike's Peak. (I haven't at-
tempted Pike's Peak yet.) There is
one setting for fat burn. Yea baby,
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Home and Garden's TV to get
ideas for our old house. (I learned
how to install a French drain to-
day.) So this Thanksgiving when
we are giving thanks for every-
thing in our lives, remember to
give thanks to all the engineers
and inventors out there. They
make our lives a lot better. But I'm
biased I am married to one, am
the daughter of one and am one.
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Thirty Years And Going Strong Beach Church Celebrates Anniversary
Thirty years ago, Reverend
Thaine Ford, a retired Navy
Chaplain, went to the Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club, and told
them about his plan to start a
church on Pensacola Beach. He
asked if his congregation could
meet in the Woman's Club build-
ing at Via de Luna and Avenida
18. The women, always commu-
nity minded, graciously agreed to
hosting the church.
So, on December 5, 1976, a
group of beach residents attended
the first church services.
The original congregation
was small, so the club house
seemed more than adequate for
those who came to hear Thaine's
Thom Blas, Chairman of
the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity conducted his final full
board meeting on November 8.
Blas will be replaced on the
Board when County Commis-
sioner-elect Gene Valentino
names his appointee from Dis-
trict 2. The full board's deci-
sions, at their Wednesday meet-
ing, included one which may
lead to the sale of the land south
of Coconuts on Santa Rosa
Philip Napier, represented
the Grand Marlin Marina, a
complex to be constructed at
the Coconuts site which in-
cludes a hotel, restaurant and
marina. Napier made the re-
quest to purchase the lease of
the vacant land which would be
used for the development.
"I do not think staff sees
any impediments to this, so we
will consider your request that
we take the necessary action to
put these leases up for public
bid for the purpose of develop-
ment," Bill Griffith, vice chair-
Dr. Tom Campanella, who
began his third term as the
elected member at the meeting
was successful in getting the
election of officers tabled until
the December meeting. The
slate presented by Thom Blas
named Bill Griffith, chairman
and Tom Campanella, vice
sermons. In those early years, it
was an informal affair. Some
members went to the church early
on Sunday mornings; set up fold-
ing chairs moved the big sofa and
heavy chairs into place to give the
appearance of church pews. They
also set up the sparce altar, which
was dominated by a pair of brass
candle sticks with the letters
"USN" engraved on them.
When it was time for com-
munion in the church, the few
parishioners gathered at the altar,
formed a circle and held hands.
Then, Thaine would bring a big
loaf of French bread out and
break hearty chunks for every-
one. All of this was a little differ-
chairman. Campanella said he
felt the board needed to re-im-
age. Jimmie Perkins then pre-
sented a slate naming
Campanella as the chairman.
Both slates resulted in a tie
vote, so the election will be in
Jim Mallet, beach resident
and consulting engineer,
brought new information for
the Board to consider in their
ongoing effort to establish a
policy for enclosures beneath
houses built on pilings.
After reviewing codes and
statutes, Mallet showed an ex-
ample of a first floor enclosure
with only a portion designed for
break away walls. He suggested
that there should be a limit of
square footage only in the
break away zone.
"The codes are compli-
cated, but basically they say not
to build a wall so strong that
when a wave hits, it pulls the
whole house down," Mallet
Debbie Norton, Environ-
mental and Development Man-
ager, will bring Mallet's idea
plus additional graphics to the
Board to help them formulate a
Sand dunes came before
the Board again, this time from
Lee Shrewsbury, who wanted
to enter into the public record
that Roads, Inc. dumped sand
full of debris into his Ariola
ent from most standard commun-
ion services. But at that time the
whole church was a bit different.
Thaine was a dynamic
speaker who did not mince words
and no one was allowed to fall
asleep on his watch. He would
come down from his podium,
stride down the aisle, and go
straight to one of the members of
the congregation. He would
preach there in the midst of his
people for a couple of minutes
before he returned to the podium.
There were lots of stories
about the church back then. Like
the one about the late Henry
Stierlen, a retired Marine Corps
officer, who told his wife if there
Drive yard. Shrewsbury has
spent his own time and money
cleaning the dune before the
contractor with no ROE
dumped the sand. His com-
plaint must go before Escambia
County since Roads, Inc. is a
sub-contractor for the County's
The Authority will write a
letter on the Shrewsbury's be-
half in an effort to help resolve
The Board approved a re-
quest from Hooters to sell li-
quor drinks in addition to beer
Nita Omley, Finance De-
partment manager, continued to
bring good news when she an-
nounced that revenues, at this
point, exceed budgets.
When the committees meet
on December 6, new members
are expected to take their seats.
In addition to Valentino's District
2 appointee, Grover Robinson,
District 4 commissioner-elect has
announced that he will appoint a
beach resident to the SRIA
Board. Grover, whose district
includes Pensacola Beach, is a
leaseholder. His appointee will
replace McGuire. There will
also be new appointments made
by District 1 Commissioner
Mike Whitehead and Commis-
sioner Marie Young, District 3.
All SRIA meetings begin
at 5 p.m. and are open to the
was ever a church on the Beach
he would attend. He never
missed a Sunday and proudly
wore the ribbon he was awarded
for perfect attendance. He
founded the Men's Club which
met on Monday nights for steaks
and telling tall tales.
Louise and Jack Greenley
were on the founding board, and
Louise is still active in a number
of church projects. Louise was
best known for directing the
choir and playing the piano dur-
ing the church's first services.
Thaine's idea for activities
other than Sunday worship were
not very churchhy" He organized
a boat parade, so church mem-
bers and their friends could sing
carols on Christmas Eve as they
cruised in Little Sabine Bay. The
event was warmly received as
Villa Sabine residents came to
their doors and cheered and ap-
plauded the boat carolers.
Christmas Eve was special
to the tiny church. The congre-
gation always found a way to
spread cheer in the Pensacola
area. One Christmas Eve they
invited two Vietnamese families
to the church, showered them
with gifts, embraced them with
love and finally the guests, some
of whom spoke English, joined
in singing Christmas carols.
Gradually, the church began
to change. It became affiliated
with the United Church of Christ,
so its future stability was assured.
The Woman's Club had given the
property to the Church in 1978,
but 10 years later the congrega-
tion outgrew the building. There
was a need for more Sunday
school classrooms and meeting
rooms. The campaign to fund
building a new church and to up-
grade the Fellowship Hall began
in February of 1988. The cam-
paign, under the tutelage of the
pastor, Reverend Jack Forest,
was called "Growing with Christ
and Community." The church
raised $250,000 over a two year
period and their efforts resulted
in the spacious edifice dedicated
October 6, 1991, where hundreds
now attend church.
As the church grew, so did
the number of internal activities
and community events. The
Crafty Ladies, who meet every
week to make Christmas items for
sale, is one of the many active
groups in the Church which in-
clude, the Youth Group, ROMEO
(Retired Old Men Eat Out), and
Women's Prayer and Bible
Group. The Beach Church is the
location for the Optimist Club,
Residents and Leaseholders As-
sociation, condo associations and
many other meetings.
The church recently acquired
the lease to a house next door,
called the Church House, which
serves as a fellowship hall to re-
place the Woman's Club building
which was destroyed in 2004 by
Ivan. The deadly storm also took
its toll on the Church structure,
forcing the congregation to hold
services in several different loca-
tions while the building was re-
paired. Plans are underway to re-
build the fellowship hall.
After Thaine Ford left the
church, he was followed by in-
terim pastors, Tom Schutte and
William Kinsler. The Reverend
John Cheshire, who taught Adult
Sunday School class, also filled
in as pastor when needed. Dr. Jack
Forest was hired as permanent
pastor, in 1982. When he retired
Raynell Kimmel, served. Dr.
Chuck Randle, the present pastor,
came to the church as permanent
pastor on February 15, 1996.
This year, on December 3,
the first Sunday in Advent, the
members of the church will cel-
ebrate their thirtieth anniversary
with a special service followed by
a potluck dinner under the tent at
the ChurchHouse. Chuck extends
an invitation to members to join
in the celebration of this mile-
stone in the life and history of the
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SRIA Board Meeting
New Appointee Will Replace Chairman
November 22, 2006
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November 22, 2006 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper
I like football more than I like
food. So, turkey is second on my
list of priorities on Thanksgiving
Day. When the family gathers for
Thanksgiving, especially if it's at
my house, I politely finish the
meal before I bolt for the televi-
I was a football brainwashed
child. I grew up in Big Red Coun-
try, Nebraska, where football is a
way of life.
My dad used to take me and
three of my friends to Lincoln on
game day, settled us in the knot-
hole section and admonished us
to stay there until he came back
to get us after the game. So, there
we were four giggling little girls
who didn't know the difference
between a fourth down and a
touchdown, but we had fun any-
way. There were diversions like
hot dogs, popcorn and dill pick-
les. If we had enough change left
near the end of the game we could
buy a miniature white chrysanthe-
mum with a red "N" on it. Ven-
Dr. Tom Campanella took his
seat as usual at the November 8
Santa Rosa Island Authority
Board meeting after defeating
Johnny Johnson, 706 to 346 in
the November 7 General Elec-
tion. This will be Tom's third
term as the only elected mem-
ber of the SRIA. Johnny, a po-
litical newcomer, felt he ran a
good race as he thanked his
friends and supporters at a post-
election party at The Olive Drop.
As expected, Grover
Robinson, Republican, ran
away with the District Four
dors were open to low offers on
these flowers as game time began
to run out. After the game, Dad
usually took us to the Cornhusker
Hotel Coffee Shop foryet another
snack before we began the forty
mile trip home.
Fast forward through high
school and college games and
right to the first New Orleans
Saints game. There are lots of li-
ars who will claim they saw that
game. I am not one of them. I did
not go to the first game. But after
a while I went to all the games in
the old Tulane Stadium.
Archie Manning was the
fabulous quarterback of that
original team. Unfortunately, the
other ten offensive players were
not so fabulous.
Over the forty years of their
dismal existence, I faithfully fol-
lowed the rocky path the Saints
created. I went to lots of games in
the Dome and then returned for a
few more after I moved to the
Beach. Now, I never ever miss a
County Commission election.
He defeated Andy Kowalski,
NPA, 17,224 to 4,016. District
Four includes Pensacola Beach,
and Grover is expected to an-
nounce the name of his SRIA
appointee this week. He had
said previously that he would
appoint a Beach resident to the
Gene Valentino, who won the
District 2 race in the Primary Elec-
tion, announced that his SRIA
appointee will be from his district.
The new commissioners' swear-
ing in is November 21.
Author Immortalizes Peter Geier
Peter Geier who passed away
after battling Muscular Dystro-
phy most of his life, always
dreamed of becoming a scientist.
Now, Shelly, his mother, has word
that Peter will be immortalized as
a scientist in a book, MEG 4 Hell's
Aquarium. The author, Steve
Allen, told Shelly that Peter had
"immortalized himself in your
hearts. I will make sure he is im-
mortalized in my book. He looks
like a scientist to me."
Peter attended Pensacola
Beach Elementary School. He was
diagnosed with MD while he was
in kindergarten. He later attended
St. Michael's Catholic School and
graduated from Pensacola Catho-
lic High School and the Univer-
sity of West Florida. He was em-
ployed as a marine biologist at the
time of his death.
Shelly did not say when the
book would be available, but de-
tails will be published in the Is-
from the Island Times Family
televised game. Each season I
have renewed my hopeful enthu-
siasm for the team. I have
watched a string of high profile
coaches, John North, Bum
Phillips, Hank Stram, Jim Mora,
and the famous Mike Ditka, as
they found themselves mired in
the quicksand of defeat. By the
end of each season, my enthusi-
asm had faded away and my heart
was once again broken. I have a
note in my desk from Mike Ditka
in which he tells me to keep the
faith, that Ricky Williams will take
us to the Promised Land. Well,
Ricky, who has been in a heap of
trouble during his NFL career, is
meditating in Canada and still play-
ing football for the Argos. Ditka
is a TV commentator after he fi-
nally realized it was time to hang
Right now, my Saints cup
runneth over. As I write this, they
are six and three, on top of the
NFC South. Who dat?
Although I haven't gone to
a football game in Lincol in many
years, I still keep up with the Big
Red. They have rewarded me with
five national championships but
in recent years they have tumbled
out of the top rankings are now
counting on former NFL coach
Bill Callahan to bring them back
to national prominence.
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game during the four years my
grandson, Jeremy played of-
fensive lineman. I am proud to
report that Jason McKie,
Jeremy's teammate, has just
signed a five-year contract with
the soaring Chicago Bears.
So, on Thanksgiving if you
want to talk turkey and feast-
ing, I'm not your best choice for
a conversation. If you want to
talk touchdowns and end zones,
I'll be right in sync with you.
Just don't speak to me during
the game. I won't answer.
So, if you like turkey more
than touchdowns, or if you like
touchdowns more than turkey,
or if you like touchdowns and
turkey equally, or if "you hate
football" (does that cover ev-
erybody?), may Thanksgiving
blessings come your way.
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The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club continues to extend a warm
welcome to new members. New-
comers last month were Conrad
Hamilton and Bonnie McLeod,
Doug Stein, and Peggy
Langenbeck all of Gulf Breeze and
William Proctor, Pensacola Beach.
Longtime Gulf Breeze resi-
dents Claire and Eric Marcey,
have decided it's time to put down
new roots in Arizona. The popu-
lar couple, members of the Beach
Elk's Lodge and the Krewe of
Wrecks, are making the move to
be near their children and grand-
children. Claire says she knows
she will miss the Beach, but is al-
ready planning to come back and
Ashley Barr, formerly of Gulf
Breeze, attended a wedding in
Charleston, South Carolina on
November 11. It was not Dee
Lambert's marriage to Mike
Moore, but in a small world hap-
penstance, the two young women
ran into each other after the wed-
dings and renewed an old friend-
ship. They were classmates and
graduates of Gulf Breeze High
The Florida Gators are
climbing up in the BCS
rankings, standing at number 4,
and a possible chance at reach-
ing the national championship.
Phil Simoneaux made a motion
at the Krewe of Wrecks meet-
ing last Monday, "Go Gators."
Amy DePew seconded the mo-
tion. It passed unanimously.
Jeff Elbert says his mother,
Bonnie, is getting much better
after undergoing major heart
surgery. The Elberts, Jim and
Bonnie, owned gift shops on
Pensacola Beach for many
Betsy Phillips had to stay
home and miss the Monday
night Krewe of Wrecks meeting
at PegLeg's after undergoing
surgery. She's doing well and
will be at all the Wrecks' events
from now on.
Ella Hess put on a party
to end all parties November
12. She toasted Drew Hess'
appointment to the Blue An-
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birthdays, and finally, Rick and
Patti's second wedding anniver-
sary. Ella said there was plenty
of cake and champagne for ev-
John Pinzino, Beach Real-
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both celebrated birthdays
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Are two heads better than
one? Does it take two to tango?
Will a two person team win first
place in the trivia contest? Yes,
yes, and yes. Beverly
Dufrechau and Pat Spencer
teamed up to send the first cor-
rect answer to the last trivia
question. "There was once a
United States Post Office on
Pensacola Beach. Can you
name the business where the
post office was located?" The
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have custody of an Island
Times t-shirt. They will have to
figure out visiting rights.
You, too, can be a trivia
winner. Try this one. "A hand-
some pair of turkeys, Fred and
Florence, resided in a crate near
the entryway of a local restau-
rant for a week prior to Thanks-
giving. Just before Thanksgiv-
ing Day, the individual who
came closest to guessing the
weight of the turkeys won them.
Can you name the restaurant
which sponsored this event?
Rules are the same. Email
your answer with "Trivia" in the
subject line to
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to include your name and phone
PBRIA Elects Officers
The Pensacola Beach Resi-
dents and Leaseholders Associa-
tion elected the following offic-
ers at their November 14 meeting:
President Tona de Mers, Vice
President Dr. R.P Moon, Secre-
tary Tarsha Bechtol, and Trea-
surer Gary Smith.
November 22, 2006
Kindergartners share secret
recipes for Thanksgiving.
Kessler Foreste: It takes 24
hours and a minute to cook a turkey.
We don't put anything on it. We cook
it on the stove at the temperature 64
(I think). Put BBQ sauce on it and it is
Carlee Amberson: Go to
Bruno's or some place and you get a
turkey and something else to eat for
Thanksgiving. We cook it on the stove
for a few minutes. When it's done I
eat it with my sister and brother. (I
don't really like it.)
Chloe Huntley: First you take
the turkey and put it in the oven. Put
butter on it and cook it for about 3
minutes and that's all.
Kat Denton: To make a turkey I
think you first buy it. Then I think you
cut it and then I think you put it in a
pan and then you put it in the oven.
You cook for maybe 12 minutes on
100. I can count to 100. I don't think
there's anything else.
Veronica Gyoerkoes: You go
to a farm and get a turkey and then
you cook it in your oven at home.
(You have to take his fur off first,
because people don't really eat fur.)
Also take his wings off because
some people may not want to eat the
wings. Cook it a very long time, after
you go night-night it stays in there.
You eat it with your friends and
Clay Clifton: To cook a turkey,
you take its head apart and its legs
apart. You cook it in the stove for 15
minutes and after it's done you eat
and then it's gone.
Cayson McCurdy: You get a
turkey from the farm and put it in the
oven. Take the bones off first. Cook
it for about 3 hours on hot. You can
put it in the freezer in case you want
it for another time.
Patrick Cronin: Take the skin
off first then cook the turkey for 45
minutes on high in a pot. I eat it with
Shane Dorian: I think you cook
a turkey on the grill. Put some olive oil
on it, put it on the grill for 24 hours.
Get it off and eat it. I eat it with my
Devon Elliott: Get a turkey from
the store and then cook it. We poke it
in the middle with a knife and then
Anna Jacobs: Put powder on
a turkey and put in on the stove. Cook
it for 30 seconds!
Patrick Cronin, artist
Alli Seeker: Go to a farm to
get the turkey. Cook it in the oven for
10 minutes on a little hot. Eat it with
McGuire Wolfe: First you take
the turkey apart. Then you put it on
the stove for probably 16 minutes.
Then you eat it.
Jesiah Fitzgerald: Roll it
around with the fire under it for 23
minutes. Let it cool off and then eat it.
Ashley Price: You go to the
farm and get a turkey. Put it in the
oven for 55 hours
Put a little sauce b
on it and eat it.
Niven: You go to
a turkey farm. Get
a turkey. You
cook it for 4
minutes on 5.5 Blair Ambe
degrees. Take it
out and then you eat it. After you eat
it, it's gone, or if you have some left
you can save it for next Thanksgiving.
Grace Reece: You find a turkey
and you cook it in the stove on 25 for
14 minutes. Out a little sauce on it
and then the tomatoes. I get to have it
with all my grandmas and grandpas.
Hannah Childers: You cook a
turkey by putting salt on it, peanut
butter, butter and seasoning. Put it in
the oven for 16 minutes on 9 degrees
and then it's a turkey. You could eat
cookies with it.
Nicole Niven, artist
Sandee Bredesen's First
Grade Chefs prepared
instructions for turkey feasts.
Blair: This is how you cook a
turkey. First you have to get a turkey.
Then, you cook it for two minutes.
Next, you put salt and pepper and
gravy and set the table. Now you eat
Julia: You find a turkey. You find
your position. Then kill it. Then you
put it on for 30 minutes and that is
how you make a turkey.
Grayson: I like turkeys. My
papa shot turkeys. You put it in for
four minutes. You make it hot. You
put salt in it. It is good, "Mmmm."
Meredith: This is how you
cook a turkey. First you go buy one.
Then you take the turkey and you put
it in the oven. You cook it for about
12 minutes. When the turkey is done,
you set the table. Start with putting a
glass of juice and plates and that's
how you make a turkey.
Macy: Turkey Time! Step one -
buy the turkey. Step two put it in the
oven for ten minutes. Step three -
you eat it. I always eat it with rolls.
Lauren: This is about how you
make a turkey. First, you let it defrost
Secret Turkey I
in the sink. Next, you make sure there
is no fat. Then you cook it. When you
cook it you have to take some juice
out of the turkey. This is all about
cooking a turkey.
Abby: Farmers raise turkeys.
Turkeys are big birds. We hear them
gobble. They are noisy. Here is how
my mom makes them. 1. Go to the
store and buy a turkey. 2. Put the
turkey in the oven. 3. Then put them
in the oven for two hours. Then take
them out and set the table. Then get
water. And then
stuffing. Next put
the turkey in the
S oven for one hour.
Let it cool for one
and a half hours. I like
rson, artist Zosia: This is
about turkey. A long
time ago there were Indians and
Pilgrims and they made a turkey and
they made a feast. On Thanksgiving
you might cook a turkey. First, you
have to get it from the store and next
you bring it home. Then you put the
turkey in the oven and then you get
the turkey out and put some pepper
on it and then set the table and then
eat. Turkeys are in the Zoo. This is all
them. "Yum, yum."
Thomas: First someone will get
a bow and arrow. Next someone
shoots it. And then you cook it for 80
minutes and then you take it out and
carve it and you watch out for the
bone. And that reminds me,
Kaden: I am going to teach you
how to cook the best turkey in the
world! First take the wrapper. Next
put the turkey in a pan. Then take the
heart and all of the yucky parts. Then
put it in the oven. Last thing, put the
forks and everything.
Jackson: This is how you make
a turkey. Put it in the oven for three
hours. It would taste good with gravy
on it. You would find it in the woods.
Ryan: Turkeys are good. First
you buy a turkey at the store. You
cannot eat turkeys when they are
Lara: First you get the turkey
and kill it. Second, you cook it and put
you cook it.
You cook it
in an oven.
I think if my
m o m
turkey for 5
m o m
best. Aiden, first grad
This is how you make a baked turkey.
First you get a turkey. You peel some
skin off of the turkey. You bake it for
like 20 minutes. You can put salt and
pepper and gravy. You can eat it.
When you are done wipe your mouth
and that's how you make a baked
turkey. Bye, bye.
Morgan: First you go to the
store and you defrost them in the
sink. Then you peel the skin off the
recipes and Thankful Thoughts
turkey so you can eat the turkey. You
can put a little salt on it and then you
put it in the oven.
Braden: This is how you make
a turkey. First bake it. Next put salt
Susan McLeod's fourth
grade students wrote about why
they are thankful. Here are a few
of their thoughts.
I am thankful forthe things I have
including my health. You can lose
your health as fast
as a Black Mamba
injects its venom. I
am also very
passionate for my
family. Pets, well,
let's just say
without pets there
would be no happy
people. Well, there
would be people,
but they would be
indeed. I think life
would be a better
place if people had
a more thankful
To begin with
I'm thankful for my Shane, fi
health. It can
disappear as fast as a jack rabbit
that's in agony due to the pain of a
thorn in his foot. If you had cancer
you would probably be in agony.
I'm also grateful not to have any
deadly diseases. This is a reason
why I am blessed for the things I
Another reason why I am
grateful for what I have is because -
no one else is like these people my
family. It is a sad sight when I see
people who are homeless. My dad is
like the whipped cream on top of the
cake. My dad is a colossal man. My
mom is an obliging person. This is
another reason why I am thankful for
In addition to my family, my pets
are extremely important to me. Tiger,
my contemplative cat; Oreo, my cat
who is currently in Heaven, and my
other solicitous cat, Slug, is
permanently in Oklahoma. This is the
final reason why I am
appreciative of the things
Those are all the
reasons why I am
thankful. For my health. I
am also grateful for my
family and last of all my
Why are you
November is a time to
be thankful. I am glad my
artist family loves me, and my
friends have faith in me.
The military fights to keep me safe. I
am a lucky boy!
One reason I am thankful is I
have a terrific family. They feed me,
so I can stay healthy. My family gives
me money to buy games, so I can
play with my friends. They buy me
clean clothes, so I can stay warm.
The next reason I am thankful is
I have a lot of friends. Jon and Bo
always play with me. They have a
Chloe Huntley, artist
lot of faith in me. They help me if I get
hurt or something. I hope I will always
have wonderful friends like Jon and Bo.
Another reason November is a
great thankful month is the military
fights for me and my state. They die
for me so the state won't die. The
military will always keep fighting to
keep the state safe so we don't die.
The military is wonderful!
I am thankful for tons of things,
but here are my three things I am most
thankful for. My puppy is the first one.
Living in America
S is another. My
family is the final
B reason. Trust
me, I have a
with, I am
thankful for my
puppy. I think she
Sis a great puppy
because she is
really nice to me.
Also she usually
sit and roll over.
st grade, artist My puppy would
never hurt me on
purpose (unlike my other dog, Panda
Bear). I am really grateful for my
Another good reason I am
thankful is I live in America. InAmerica
we are free from slavery. Also, we
have a military that protects us from
bad people from different countries.
Almost everyone in America is
tolerant to one another. Our police
keep people from violating laws. That
is why I am grateful for America.
The last reason I am thankful is
my family. My family is super friendly
to me. Also, my parents care for me.
My family helps me when I get stuck
on things like homework. I am so
thankful for my family.
You have seen my three
reasons why I am thankful. I am
completely thankful for my puppy.
Also, I am grateful for living in
America. Last, but not least, I am
especially thankful for my family
(except my brother). I am a very
PAGE 6 Island Times November 22, 2006
Last issue, I promised details
on the wedding of Deanna Lam-
bert (daughter of Deb Friedman)
and Michael Moore in Charles-
ton, S.C. Well, it was certainly
the happiest of occasions and an
absolutely fabulous wedding! I
traveled with Paulette Provost
and Elaine Mitchell in Elaine's
van. We arrived Thursday night
around 8 to a suite, with a bal-
cony over-looking Ashley River,
the marina and the Bridge. The
rest of the beach crew attending
the wedding were Pete and Susie
Hastings, Pierce Traer, Denise
Keever, Jackie Henderson, Sandy
Watkins (Asheville, NC), John
Morgen (Kansas) and Sharon
Mattair. Sharonwas the hairstyl-
ist for the wedding party and ev-
eryone was beautiful. After ar-
ranging for taxi service for 4:30,
Paulette, Elaine and I spent a lei-
surely day on Friday. We walked
down to the Marina for one of the
best lunches I've ever eaten.
We returned to the Hotel,
where Paulette and I "refreshed"
with a couple of cocktails, then
we checked the time. You know,
time change always has a detri-
mental effect on beach people.
We discovered to our devasta-
tion that the "current" time was
4:31! Yes, and we had not even
began to dress for the wedding!
You won't believe what took place
in that room clothes were flying,
make-up was everywhere, and
there was enough hair spray to
feed the entire Nauga population
for year! We rushed downstairs
only to find out that we did not
have a taxi coming, AT ALL! Ap-
parently, it was homecoming for
the Citadel. Now, Charleston is a
very hard city for finding and ar-
riving at your destination be-
cause of its numerous one-way
streets, but Elaine rallied to the
occasion and managed to get us
to the Chapel just as Martha Lam-
bert (Deb's mother) began sing-
I have never seen a happier
couple as the new Mr. and Mrs.
Michael Moore. The reception
was held at the Historic Rice Mill.
We arrived at the Old Rice Mill
and remembered we had forgot-
ten our guest-parking permit.
When we located our table, oh,
yeah....we were seated at table
13. Of course, it fit in with the
rest of the evening. All beach
i bry martini
ky atbi fewis
people were seated together, for
We wanted to remove the
centerpiece, because, while beau-
tiful, it was quite large and block-
ing our view. Without even
touching it, our table number fell
over onto the candle! Sandy
screamed, "Fire" while Denise
grabbed it and I tossed a glass of
water on it! No one was injured,
but the wait staff was a little sur-
prised when I said I wanted to
keep the charred remains. On
Saturday we attended a brunch
at the beautiful beach house in
Isle of Palms rented by the family.
Well, it seems there was a
problem with the cruise ship and
the honeymooners could not
board before 5:00 pm, so they
called us to join them for cock-
tails at the Fleet Marina over-look-
ing the cruise ship basin. We
were pleased to be asked to join
them and we had a real Bon Voy-
age party with the happy couple.
We also found out that the main
course choices were original reci-
pes by Mike and Dee, who hope
to open their own restaurant one
day. Oh, my favorite souvenir was
an original Old Rice Mill rattan
chair, that I somehow acquired
after the reception. It's perfect for
my new house and will always
hold fond memories for me. So,
Michael and Deanna Moore, this
one's for you. May each day bring
you as much happiness as you
shared onthe day you married and
may all your dreams come true.
Deanna's Easy Caramel
Apples (serves 150)
2 large bags caramels
1 large bag finely chopped
150 Popsicle sticks
Call the nearest apple market
and order 150 caramel apples.
When they arrive, tie place cards
around each apple, then divide
caramels into each guest's gift
bag! Save the nuts, you can al-
ways use them later! I don't know
what you do with the Popsicle
sticks! Deanna and Mike we
love you and wish you the best!!
Do not try this recipe at home
since we really can't tell you what
to expect so, cook something
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Gobble, Gobble Where To Find Thanksgiving Dinner
If you're not cooking
Thanksgiving dinner in your own
kitchen this year, it may be a little
bit tricky to find a nice place which
will be open and serving a holi-
day meal. Here's a guide to help
If you like a laid back
Thanksgiving, go to the famous
Sandshaker Lounge pot luck din-
ner. Bring your favorite side dish.
The festivities begin at 4:30 p.m.
The Turkey Bowl is from 5 to 7
p.m., followed by live music by
Knee Deep from seventh 11 p.m.
Bud and Marietta Schroeder
are hosting a special, but casual,
sit down buffet at The Greenery
in Gulf Breeze. There will be a
$14.95 buffet, featuring turkey,
duck and Lobster Newburg plus
all the trimmings. Reservations
are not required, but are recom-
mended since the restaurant will
be open from 11 to 3 only. Call
Sidelines will be open in the
late afternoon offering after-
621 Cerv4htes Street
Call for directions from the Beach
Thanksgiving light food, drinks
Ifyou forgot something or run
out of an item critical to your feast,
don't worry. Surf Side Food Store
on Via de Luna will be open from 6
a.m. to 11 p.m. to fill all your needs.
They are even offering a Thanks-
giving special on cold beers.
The Olive Drop in the
Soundside Market will open at 6
p.m. and will offer Spice-tinis, so
you can forget how much turkey
you ate earlier. Relax and enjoy
If you placed your order for
Thanksgiving dinner at The Mar-
ket on the Island, it will be ready
for you to pickup on Wednesday.
The Market will be closed on
Some restaurant employees
will take Thanksgiving off and
enjoy the day with their families.
Some of your favorite places will
be closed including PegLeg
Pete's, Flounder's, Crabs and
Paradise Bar and Grill.
Sherry is a fortified wine that is often
sipped after dinner. Not only does it
facilitate digestion and promote con-
versation, but sherry also seems to
promote heart-healthy benefits. Like
red wines, sherry contains antioxi-
dants called polyphenols that help
control cholesterol levels as well as
reduce the risk of coronary artery dis-
ease. According to recent research
conducted at the University of Seville
in Spain, moderate intake of sherry
decreases total cholesterol and in-
creases HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL
cholesterol is associated with longev-
ity and decreased incidence of coro-
nary artery disease. It seems that the
polyphenols in sherry prevent the
oxidation of bad low-density lipopro-
tein (LDL) cholesterol. Thus, sherry
is as good for you as it tastes.
HINT: As a general rule, moderate
consumption of red wine exerts ben-
eficial effects for health.
At BEACH WINES & LIQUORS, INC.
we always love to hear about the
health benefits of wine, and in this case,
sherry. A good sherry really does en-
courage a great after meal environ-
ment. As always, please drink respon-
sibly and enjoy wine like many other
good things in life, in moderation.
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November 22. 2006 Island Times PAGE 7
It's Party Time
OMIGOSH! Just when locals
are moaning and groaning about
all the new stuff developing on
Pensacola Beach, it takes Conti-
nental Airlines to remind every-
one there are still pockets of "old
Beach" thriving. In an article in
their November in-flight maga-
zine, they refer to Paradise Bar
and Grill as a breezy, beach bar
with corrugated roof, no walls,
and an unbroken panorama of
white sand and turquoise water.
The article suggested that a per-
son could travel the world over
in search of such a place, or just
get a ticket on Continental to fly
here. Maybe, it's time to stop com-
plaining and enjoy what's still
funky and fun.
Pensacola Beach's Honorary
Mayor Becky Shearman is prepar-
ing to launch the Mayor's Race
soon. After great deliberation with
her Chief of Staff, she has named
the Olive Drop as the new elec-
tions office. Details will follow.
Island Style is collecting Toys
for Tots at their store next to
Flounder's. Everyone who brings
in a toy will receive a free angel
ornament. Island Style has a
Christmas Gift Village inside their
store. Check it out.
BRING TOYS II
Judy Lenderman and Duffy
Folmar at the Bank of the South
will be gathering toys for Karen
Cook Cowen's lunch bunch
Christmas gift program for the
children in need. The bank will be
closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Pensacola Beach Optimists
Cliff and Sally Taylor are seeking
donations for the Coats for
Christmas program. New or gen-
tly used coats will be accepted to
be distributed locally to those in
need. Drop boxes are conve-
niently located on the Beach at
both churches, the Beach School,
Island Realty and JME Realty. If
you are in town on Garden Street,
there is a drop off at Everman's
Are you ready? It's
Christmastime on the Island so
get out your social calendar and
check the date of your party. Here
LMonday, December4, 5:30
p.m. Chamber of Commerce, at
Flounder's. Sponsors are Island
Style, Real Estate House and Five
L Sunday, December 10, 5
p.m. Nauga Queens. Karen Cook
Cowen's house. Gift exchange.
Dinner served on gold plates by
L Tuesday, December 12,
6 p.m. Residents and Leasehold-
ers Association at Paradise Bar
and Grill. Membership applica-
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5:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch, Karen
Cook Cowen, hostess.
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11:30 a.m. Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club, Bay Beach Inn.
OFriday, December 15,7 p.m.
Optimist Club, Boardwalk Condo-
L Sunday, December 17,
11:30 a.m. Sisters of the Beach,
Flounder's. SecondAnnual Sleigh
Bell Ride to Jane Cooper's House.
Finish at The Islander Lounge.
Pensacola Beach's Jane McGrath,
left, traveled all the way across
the United States to meet her new
grandson, Andrew James Igor
McGrath (center). Andrew, who
had just arrived in California from
Russia, was adopted by Jane's
daughter Meredith McGrath, right.
SJane hopes that Andrew will get to
come to Pensacola Beach soon.
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Krewe of Wrecks Meetings Begin at 6:00 p.m.
11/27- Crab's 12/4-Paradise 12/11-The Dock
12/18- Elk's Lodge 1/8-The Break 1/15-Paddy O'Leary's
1/22-The Islander 1/29-Flounder's 2/5 Sidelines
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
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PAGE 8 Island Times November 22, 2006
Santa Claus Cruises to Pensacola Beach
SPECIAL FROM THE
NORTH POLE Santa Claus has
declared December 2 and 3 as
days of rest for Rudolph and the
rest of his busy reindeer. The jolly,
tireless old elf himself will arrive
by boat on Santa Rosa Island on
Saturday night, December 2.
Santa's lighted yacht and a pro-
cession of decorated boats will
line up at 4 p.m. in Little Sabine
Bay. They leave and travel west
on Santa Rosa Sound then east
and come under the Bob Sikes
Bridge. They loop around behind
Portofino Boardwalk where
Santa's boat and small boats will
tie up at the t-dock. Larger boats
will make a circle and return to
Little Sabine Bay.
Children should arrive at the
Boardwalk by 5:30 to see all the
boats and receive their special
light sticks. The Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce provides
light sticks for all children to light
the way for Santa Claus so he will
know how to find them. Santa will
greet kids in a decorated Christ-
mas area across from Bamboo
A Captain's Party will pre-
cede the Boat Parade on Friday,
December 1 at Bamboo Willie's
beginning at 6 p.m. The Boat
Awards party will be at
Hemingway's after the parade.
Boats must register to enter
the event at the Pensacola Beach
Visitor's Center before the pa-
rade. Entry fee is $10 perboat. For
more information call Sandy
Johnston, Chamber executive di-
rector, at 923-1500 orNora at Bam-
boo Willie's at 916-9888.
Santa will remain on the is-
land overnight and will ride in the
Street Parade Sunday afternoon.
The parade will line up at
Springhill Suites, Avenida Ten and
Via de Luna, and start at 2 p.m.
The parade will go along Via de
Luna to Sidelines where it will turn
in and disband at Casino Beach.
Santa will go to the Gulfside Pa-
rilivmn nnd will remain thper until
he has heard requests
children who come to see
will return to the North P
Annie Comes To St. Ann
Pensacola Beach and Gulf
Breeze residents are in for a real
holiday treat when B.E.T.A.
Children's Theatre presents the
classic story and music from the
Broadway musical, "Annie," at St.
Ann's Catholic Church.
Showtimes will be at 2 p.m. and 7
p.m. on Saturday and Sunday,
December 2 and 3.
The show features the popu-
lar music of Orphan Annie's
search for a family such as "To-
morrow," "Hard Knock Life,"
and "A New Deal for Christ-
Sharing the starring role of
Annie will be Savannah Green
and Maddie Mateer, both of
Pensacola Beach. Others in the
cast are Craig Mateer of
Pensacola Beach as Oliver
Warbucks with orph
chorus played by the
Macy Mateer, Tara
Aubrey Coats, Bailey S
Sarah Collins, Alex
Rich Dwornik and A
Tickets are $10 wil
discounts available. F
information, call M
Kerrigan at 850-529-88
day afternoon, to put the final
touches on his annual Christmas
Entries in the Christmas pa-
rade will be $15 and the number
will be limited. Register at the
Pensacola Beach Visitor's Infor-
mation Center as soon as pos-
sible. For more information, call
Sandy at 932-1500.
Hurricane Gods Await
Wooly Booger Bawl
Calling all Wooly Boogers
and Wannabe Wooly Boogers -
It's time for the annual wake up
from all Grateful WBs must pay
him. He homage to the Gods of the Hur-
S ricane season at their annual
Kiss the Hurricane Season
f Goodbye Bawl. This year, by
s order of Queen Sugah, the Ball
will be at Paradise Bar and Grill
ans and on Saturday, December 2, from
Beach's 4 to 8 p.m. The usual ceremo-
Dorlag, nial blessing of the Hurricane
chmidt, Gods will highlight the party
Lentini, which will include a 50/50 raffle
uriette and whatever else the planning
committee presents. Proceeds
th group from the party will go to Mor-
or ticket gan Park.
ichelle The Wooly Boogers will
also honor their founder, His High
Wooliness, the late Les Cieutat
during the feasting and partying.
The Wooly Booger Social
Club, once a hot bed of non-
violent protesters throwing ver-
bal brick bats, has now found
comfort in hibernating all year
long, coming to life long
enough to attend the Wooly
Booger Bawl. If you want to
avoid getting on Queen Sugah's
bad side, you better get to the
Bawl. Everybody is welcome.
The only requirement is that
you must be awake. The dress
code is easy. You must wear
some type of clothing. And, you
must be willing to display, in
public, your gratitude for a hur-
ricane free season.
SWe are thankful for eauty and Bounty
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November 22, 2006 Island Times PAGE 9
S Cross in the Sand
Dr. Chuck Randle
Pensacola Beach Community Church
Some years ago, Cortland W. Sayers wrote this poem:
"One midnight deep in starlight still,
I dreamed that I received this bill -
5000 breathless dawns all new;
5000 flowers, fresh with dew;
5000 sunsets, wrapped in gold;
1,000,000 snowflakes served ice cold;
5 quiet friends, one baby's love;
1 white made sea with clouds above;
100 music haunted dreams, moon-drenched
roads and hurrying streams;
A prophesying wind, and trees;
A silent star and browsing bees;
One June night in the fragrant woods;
One heart that loved and understood.
I wondered when I waked that day,
How how in God's name I could ever pay."
The Season of Thanksgiving is a time of gratitude as we recall the
good things that happen in our lives. Even during those times when
we feel pushed and pressed, we can look around and see all the "gifts"
that are ours just for the taking: The white sands, gorgeous waters,
beautiful sunsets, and all the wonderful people who come into our
lives. Thanksgiving is not an attitude that can be externally imposed
on us it is that attitude which comes when we realize we are the
recipients of the greatest gifts we can ever hope to have.
Church Shares Proceeds
St. Ann Catholic Church has
completed the sale of a portion of
the parish property on Daniel
Drive to Moulton Properties. As
a Stewardship Way of Life Par-
ish, St. Ann will be using part of
the money to reach out to the
community, said ParishAdminis-
trator Susie Spencer.
The Parish Council voted in
October to donate a tithe of the
proceeds to South Santa Rosa
Caring and Sharing who received
$5,000 and Ronald McDonald
House of Pensacola received
$4,500. St. Ann's missionwork in
Chimbote, Peru and the local
Habitat for Humanity chapter will
also benefit. About two dozen
different charities and activities
in all will receive a total of $80,000
from the tithe.
Savannah Green Wins Emerald Coast Junior Idol Title
Aspiring Actress To Appear in "Annie"
Pensacola Beach has its
very own idol. Young singing star
contest with proceeds going to
the Humane Society and Rebuild
Savannah thanks her danc-
ing instructor, Monette Hodges
of Pensacola Beach and her sing-
ing coach, Michelle Kerrigan. She
also thanks all the members of her
family and friends who came to
support her. She especially rec-
ognizes Rachel Morgan and other
volunteers who produced the Em-
erald Coast Idol event.
Savannah, who is in the
sixth grade at Gulf Breeze Middle
School, is a graduate of Pensacola
Beach Elementary School where
she was the Student of the Year.
She will share the lead in" Annie"
inthe B.E.TA. Children's Theatre
production set for December 2
and 3 at St. Ann's Catholic
Church in Gulf Breeze.
Her parents are Dan and Gail
Green of Pensacola Beach.
receives her Junior Idol
Savannah Green won the Emer-
ald Coast Junior Idol title, over a
field of twenty-five contestants.
Savannah sang "Born to Enter-
tain" and also danced at the
event, November 11 at the
Saenger Theater in Pensacola.
She won $2500 in cash and prizes.
One prize is an Album Recording
Package which includes a five
song recording and 100 full pack-
aged retail ready CDs from Rex
Savannah has recognized
the work of many teachers and
volunteers who presented the Idol
Pensacola Beach Community
Church United Church of Christ
Via de Luna &Avenida 18
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
Our Lady of the Assumption
Via de Luna &Avenida 18
Sunday Mass 9:45 a.m.
BEACH STARS Pensacola Beach actresses Macy Mateer and
Savannah Green will perform in the BETA Children Theater's
production of "Annie." Macy (left) who plays the orphan, Molly, is
serenaded by Annie played by Savannah Green.
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