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Publication Date: December 6, 2006
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I Volume II. Number 16


Pensacola Beach. Florida


December 6. 2006


Beach residents choose Grover Robinson, IV, as their County Commissioner for District 4. As promised, Grover appointed a Beach resident to the six member Santa
Rosa Island Authority Board. Tammy Bohannon, who has lived on Pensacola Beach for twenty-one years, will participate in her first meeting as a Board member tonight.
Story, page 2.


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PAGE 10 Island Times December 6, 2006


After


Sundown


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
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
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.
850-916-5087.

SEVILLE QUARTER
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
www.rosles.com


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,
founder.
Located at the traffic light on Pensacola Beach. Next to the
55 ft. shrimp boat. Open everyday. 850-932-2003.
www.flounderschowderhouse.com
PEGLEG PETE'S
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-
shirt.
Look forthe Jolly Rogers flying overthe west end of the Island
at 1010 Fort Pickens Road. We're here everyday at 11. 932-4139.
www.peglegpetes.com
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
games.
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-
3660.

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
Bean Soup.
Open at 11 a.m. everyday. Easy drive to 600 East Gregory
Street in Pensacola. 850-433-6789 www.mcguiresirishpub.com

SANDSHAKER LOUNGE
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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Well, it seems you nice people
are really reading my weird, little
article every couple of weeks.
There's not a day that goes by that
I don't hear some kind of comment
- good or bad.
First of all, thanks everyone for
the feedback and a special thanks
to Shelley from this fine newspaper
for letting me say the things I think
I need to share with all of you. I had
a fifth grade teacher say she actu-
ally reads it to her class. Those poor
kids.
I wrote radio commercials for
years for the entertainment bizz -
big over the top ads with quite a
Espo cynical view. Well, not much
has changed, has it?
I'm sure that there are times
when some people don't agree with
my viewpoint, and trust me they
find me pretty quickly and state their
case in person. Good for them.
That's called feedback. I love it!
We live in a time of 24 hour TV
news, constant web updates, emails
and mindless, meaningless blogs,
mixed with a dose of local and re-
gional newspapers. It's overwhelm-
ing, however we rarely get to put in


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our two-cents worth. We read. We
watch. We listen to what is fed to THE BEACH
us.
Well, I think it's time for indi-
viduals to be heard. .
So, I want you to send me
some e-mail and tell me what you
have to say about our tiny beach
community or anything else you
might want to share information
on.
Remember, state whether PH T
you want me to post your e-mail S aLND AE .. r id SPi
or comment on the subject. I will
feature your comments every
few weeks, so stay tuned and get ^4
ready for some crazy stuff! PER NIGHT
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Ego &

Credibility?
By Pete Della Ratta

Ladies and Gentleman,
I took some heat for the last
article because I included my wife
and some sentimental moments
we have shared together. You
now have the opportunity to read
what is really on her mind about
the experiences she has had with
me....PDR
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When I moved to stunning
Gulf Breeze, Florida in 2001, my
intent was to be with my family,
continue to work and enjoy the
glorious beaches. Only my
thoughts were to enjoy the
beaches from my chair with my
SPF 8 sunscreen and a goodbook.
Little did I know about fishing in
the Gulf of Mexico. InNorthwest
Pennsylvania, where I was born
and raised, fishing was pretty
much limited to Perch and Wall-
eye. Don't get me wrong, I deeply
enjoyed fishing with my brother
and father from a canoe in Lake
Erie or the Chemung River in
Elmira, New York. These are the
places where deep fried Perch and
coleslaw is the special of the day,
every day, in most restaurants.
My first taste of fishing in the
Gulf was when I was on vacation
here in my early 20's and caught
the biggest fish I had ever caught
off the Pensacola Beach Pier. I
was thrilled to get a Jack Craval
and loved it even more when the
men on the pier congratulated me
for catching such an unusual fish.
Since I have lived here, I have
been fortunate enough to meet
and marry an avid fisherman who
lets me not only fish with him, but
counts me as an equal. On our
first date I remember telling him
how I just got back fishing' for
"Spanish" earlier that day with my
brother and it was "love at first
site."
Many people believe that
fishing is for men only, but I
strongly disagree. For my hus-
band and me, fishing has been
some of the best times we've ever
had. There were many dates that
required a cooler, ice, rods, bait, a
radio and drinks for the night. I
will never forget being awakened
at 3 a.m. to find him and his friend
cheerfully filleting two sharks in
our driveway. It was quite a site
but boy was that good eating! A
little shark steak marinated in Ha-
waiian dressing, wrapped in ba-
con on the grill will make any
mouth water.


I officially got the "Bait Girl"
title when I so willingly started to
give away live cigar minnows off
the Pensacola Beach Pier. The
look from my husband would
bur a hole through anything.
Somehow, I was more amused
than he was. How did I know that
you don't give away live bait to
your competitors? I thought I was
just being nice. I did make up for
my foolish mistake by getting
pizza delivered at the Pier. There
is nothing like walking 2 large piz-
zas down the pier inthe middle of
the afternoon in front of starving
but dedicated fishermen or
fisherwomen! I could have sold
it for millions!
Anyway, to prove what love
and dedication we have to this
sport, read on. Not only was my
husband's groom's cake topped
with a new Shimano reel, our best
friend got us the greatest wed-
ding present ever, two custom
made fishing rods with our names
inscribed on them along with our
wedding date. What a gift!
I guess my point is this. La-
dies, do not get upset when your
man goes fishing. Join him! So
many great memories are made to-
gether doing something you both
enjoy. And if you think you won't
enjoy it, just try it! You may sur-
prise yourself and your husband.
Until the next adventure,
Lisa Della Ratta

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So, there you have it folks.
My ego and credibility have been
restored somewhat. At least I can
keep telling myself that foryears
to come as long as my wife is by
my side.
Let's wet a line.


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December 6, 2006


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Beach Card Players Put On Poker Faces
Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun hosts battled to the final moment forthe Texas Hold 'Em at Paradise Bar
poker games at title. The follow- and Grill. Anne Vinson took out
Beach venues for ing week Trace last week's champ Fran Cox and
those who know Lewis added to the rest of the crowd with a
whento hold 'em his Islander win strong nerve and a cold stare on
and know when total by captur- Monday, November 20. Anne re- i'


to fold 'em.
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all good fun,"
said promoter
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"But we do have
some players
who have mas-
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face."
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his first win at Poker fa
the historic Is- Anne
lander Lounge in
downtown Pensacola Beach on
November 15 was Gary "the first-
timer." He and Anne Vinson

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Hop On The

Hayride, Sit

With Santa
The Escambia County Parks
and Recreation Department, in
conjunction with the Marine
Corps "Toys for Tots" program,
proudly announces the Fourth
Annual Santa Hayride. This event
will be held Friday, December 8,
from 5:30 to 9 p.m., at the
Escambia County Equestrian
Center, 7750 Mobile Highway.
Admission to the event is free.
There will be nominal charges for
concessions.
This "winter wonderland"
will be funfor children of all ages.
You can ride and sing on the hay-
ride, enjoy seasonal, fun activi-
ties, such as inflatable "moon
walks," make holiday decora-
tions, enjoy a petting zoo, take a
pony ride and have a chance to
give Santa your wish list all at no
charge.
The event will also serve as
an official drop-off site for the
"Toys for Tots" program spon-
sored by the Marine Corps
League Detachment 066. Patrons
are also encouraged to drop off
broken or old cellular telephones,
which will be exchanged for free
minutes, to allow overseas troops
to call home for the holidays.
For more information on the
hayride and deck the stalls, con-
tact Brandi Daigle at the Escambia
County Parks and Recreation
Department, 850- 475-5220.


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thirteen. Jason
"the Bassman"
was second. In
post holiday ac-
tion The Is-
lander filled up
the room for
some serious ac-
tion on Novem-
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Vinson
inson Mark Beachman
defeated Franny Cox in a close
game.
Santa Rosa Sound is the
backdrop for weekly games of


LUnIneU LO SUCCeSSilly ueenIC
her title the following week. She
limped in, not with her bet. Anne
played to victory with a broken
foot. Emily McDonald was a
strong second.
Everyone is invited to play
Texas Hold 'Em 4 Fun. A basic
knowledge of the game is neces-
sary. Games are played on Mon-
day night at Paradise Bar and
Grill and Wednesday nights at
The Islander Lounge. Sign up at
7 pm. Central Beach Time.
For more information, please
email questions to
salt2o(amchsi.com


Maggie tnrenreicn displays her winnings. ne door prize was
donated by Constance Crosby Interiors at the Beach Chamber
Business After Hours, Tuesday, November 28. Connie Crosby, left,
presented the gift.


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ty Bach Empty Pantries
For the first time ever, all the


By Danah & Gwen Gibson


Well, it's that time of year
again you are either excited that
the holidays are right around the
corner, or, you are dreading all the
work you have to do to get ready
for them!
Either way, I find a good way
to give you the extra nudge you
need to boost your sprits, is to
change your look. It doesn't have
to be anything major. Go a hair
color shade deeper or lighter. Get
a few face framing streaks. What-
ever shade you choose, buy some
of those different colored contact
lenses, just for fun. Wear red lip-
stick, (orjust some lipstick if you
don't wear any). Break out those
diamond earrings you have been


saving and wear them to the gro-
cery sore! Anything to kick the
blues away and make you feel
great is one gift you can give to
yourself ( and, who better to give
to?)
Or, if you feel like making
someone else feel beautiful- we
offer gift certificates in any
amount for hair services,waxing,
or pedicures, manicures. At
Danah's we can do a whole pack-
age deal if you'd like, just call or
stop by the studio, maybe we'll
even throw in lunch!
We are all looking forward to
the SOB Christmas Brunch on
December 17 at Flounder's. See
ya there!


collected food for Cari
Sharing of South Sant
County was given out at .
giving, said Connie Clar
C&S board.
"We didn't turn
away, but not everyone gi
of food," Clark said. "So
gift cards instead. We hay
than 300 hundred families
up for Christmas. That'
than 600 kids. And we 1
food left to give them right
St. Ann Catholic Chi
collection point for foo
donations and gifts
Christmas drive. To dona
coordinate a food and gil
or for more information
Connie Clark at 932-2859
sion 249.


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It's time for you to give and receive the GIFT OF SLEEP!


Did you know that you, and
evenyour children are, more than
likely, sleep deprived?
Do they get 11 hours of sleep
each night? Do you sleep at least
eight full hours each night unin-
terrupted?
If not, you are Sleep De-
prived.
NINE ISFINE
It's a known fact that REM
sleep rewards and refreshes your
body, allowing it to rest and recu-
perate from your stressful and
activity filled days. Without a full
night's sleep, you can miss from
60 to 70 percent of the REM sleep
that provides your memory and
motor skills. More importantly, if
you don't capture 9 hours unin-
terrupted sleep, you also miss the
calcium burst so important to
your body!
Wow. That's what I thought,
too. Yet, it's true. Buy a copy of
Dr. James Maas book, Po\\ci
Sleep" or drop by my shop on
South Ninth Avenue to pick up
your copy, and you'll find out for
yourself. I, too, was amazed.
You see, since neurosurgery
11 years ago, I have focused on
bed rest, sleep, sleep environ-
ment, and the textures one sur-
rounds oneself with.
FEATHERYOURNEST
I manufacture down mattress


pads and down pillows that merge
your body to the mattress, yet
keep a corridor of air surround-
ing your body for cool comfort
and leisure, giving your body and
mind the opportunity to rest,
sleep, and rest again upon awak-
ening. Thus refreshed, you can
face the world with a peaceful
mind and body-it truly makes
the difference. My mission has
been to change the way America
makes their beds, and to create
soothing bedtime environments.
Nevertheless, I was missing
something very important which
I clearly learned last summer from
Dr. James Maas, a professor at
Cornell University for the last 38
years. I was Sleep Deprived.
TIMEWILLTELL
While I was getting good
sleep, bed rest before and after
sleep, and creating the luxurious
environment to allow my mind,
body, and spirit to rest, recuper-
ate, and rejuvenate for the com-
ing day, I wasn't getting enough
sleep. Your nightly sleep minimum
is a full 8 hours of uninterrupted
sleep to achieve a rested awak-
ening, and to provide you a full
day of activity at your body's
peak performance...being 'in the
zone' so to speak.
SLEEP FORSUCCESS
Think about it-changing


your attitude about sleep can
make you more effective at work
and play, but it can make a life-
time of difference inyour children
and grandchildren's lives, not to
mention their level of success,
health, and happiness.
It's time to stop feeling
guilty about taking a nap, or
going to bed early.
No more crash and burn
sleep, awakening in the midst
of the night, thinking, oh, no, I
can't go back to sleep!
It's time for new pillows,
new duvets and mattress pads,
and lots of sheets, fresh for
changes, because that is your
sleep environment-you must
change your sheets and pillow
shams more often, and wash all
the down bedding to secure a
fresh sleeping environment for
yourself.
JUST DO IT
It's not just that you
should, or that you deserve it,
but it's that your life's perfor-
mance will be drastically af-
fected!
ASKAN EXPERT
It's truly the gift of a life-
time. If you have questions,
please email me: Pandora
@antiqueeuropeanlinens.com
Sincerely, I wish you great
Sleep during the Holidays.


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December 6. 2006 Island Times PAGE 17


Recently Marine Corps Air
Station Cherry Point held its an-
nual lighting of the base's
Christmas tree. Not just any or-
dinary tree, but a huge, tower-
ing pine tree that is lighted stem
to stern and decorated with
oversized metallic balls. And
not just any casual flipping of
the switch to light up the
night's sky. This celebration,
now in its seventh year, is over-
flowing with pomp and circum-
stance that even Martha
Stewart couldn't outdo. The
2nd Marine Air Wing Band belts
out carols while Santa and Mrs.
Claus arrive on a fire engine
with candy and treats for kids
of all ages. Dozens of employ-
ees from Marine Corps Commu-
nity Services volunteer their
time and their willingness to
dress in holiday costume to
keep young children entertained
and parents from throwing holi-
day tantrums. Or maybe it's the
other way around. Even the
base theater gets in on the act
by hosting a meet and greet with
Santa. There are the face paint-
ing and fake tattoo stations
manned by elves. Plus table af-
ter table, totally unmanned, of
cookies and hot beverages. No
one can confirm or deny if you
go back for seconds.
Last year we went as a fam-
ily, braving the blustery winds
and ice cold temperatures. This
year just my son and I attended.
As hundreds of Marines and
their dependents mingled in the
balmy evening breezes, I
wanted to feel sorry for myself
since once again duty called
and my husband was away.
Then the reality check set in.
What's a few days at the Pen-


tagon briefing whoever on
whatever versus a few hundred
days in Iraq? "Brief away, baby"
is what I say. Bottom line is af-
ter spending more holidays,
birthdays and anniversaries
apart than together, I am grate-
ful, thankful and very fortunate
that my husband will once again
be stateside for Christmas.
As the evening wore on, I
came home with a small snap-
shot of what this holiday sea-
son holds for the families at
Cherry Point. The hospital is
going to be busy as there were
quite a few Marines mentioning
they had been home about 9
months and quite a few moms-
to-be sizing up the cookie plat-
ters. There was another contin-
gency of women who couldn't
wipe the ear to ear grins off their
faces. In less than 36 hours, af-
ter way too many months in
Iraq, their Marines would be
landing on the tarmac at Cherry
Point. Their Christmas wishes
had all been granted. Then
there was the group that was
making the most out of the night
because soon their Marines
would be taking off to less
friendly parts of the world. The
chartered airliners arrive full
and never leave empty.
So, as the days in Decem-
ber click away and Christmas
approaches, try to find a reason
to celebrate peace and happi-
ness, no matter how fleeting,
with gusto.
If Marines and their fami-
lies can continue to find their
inner holiday spirit during times
of war, so can you.
Until next time...
Luv,
Lizzard


The Pensacola Beach Woman's Club celebrated Thanksgiving at their November 16 meeting
with a potluck luncheon served at Our Lady's Hunt Hall on Pensacola Beach. Additionally November
Birthday Girls were treated to sumptuous cake and birthday wishes. The birthday celebrants are: (L to
R) Joan Haydon, Beverly Dufrechou, Patty Lou Kattner, Janet Penniman, Janet Miller and Pegge Phaneuf.
V, *

Park Presents

Tree Program
Saturday Seedling Give
Away Set
Superintendent Jerry
Eubanks announced today that
the National Seashore will host a '
Live Oak Celebration at the Na-
val Live Oaks Visitor Center on
Saturday, December 9, from 1:00 Beach Optimists spread holiday cheer by purchasing and de-
to 3:30 p.m. Thecelebrationwill livering Thanksgiving dinners to fifty families at the Favor House.
F avor House staff members assisted Optimists Teet Brannon, (front
feature a natural history presen- right) and Karen Jurkowich, (back right) unload the goodies.
station about live oak trees by Pat
Ann from the Santa Rosa County
Extension Office at 1:30 p.m. and
"Trees for Defense" by Park I I
Ranger Edison Woods at 2:30 p.m.
Light refreshments will be served to

offered while supplies last. Visi-
tors may also take self-guided Of
hikes on the trails in the Naval IO
Live Oaks Area.
For a complete program Comfort Zone Footwear
schedule and more information,
call934-2600orvisitourwebsite 932-8638 211 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
at www.nps.gov/guis.



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There Is No Caulk Gun Like An Electric Caulk Gun


This past week I got to play
with one of the modem marvels
of technology. Of course, if my
husband Ralph, hadn't been
home, I wouldn't have gotten to
use it. It is an electric caulk gun,
appearing from the inner sanctu-
ary of one the black holes of the
universe our garage. Let me tell
you that caulk gun is so much
fun. A caulk gun is to a contrac-
tor what an icing funnel is to a
pastry chef. You can make the
most perfect caulk bead; it canbe
very tiny and fine or very large
and robust. You exert very little
pressure pressing the switch,
whichby the way has two speeds.
Ralph and I went through eight
tubes of caulk. No leaks in this
old house don't count on that!
Ralph and I worked on an
exterior wall including adding a
window. His approach tends to
be more cautious, genteel in rip-
ping out the wall. Mine is more
direct. Grab the hammer and rip
out the wall. And if that doesn't
work, follow it up with the crow-
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Empty metal cans, caps,
lids, bands and foil. There is
no need to remove labels or
bands from cans and bottles.
Clean only enough to prevent
odors.
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tainers. Clear glass is the most
Valuable. Lids can go with the
metal recycleables.
Clean and dry newspa-
per and newspaper inserts.
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gether, he looks for my tools first,
i.e., the hammer and crowbar. He
can easily find them. They don't --,-
go to the black hole; they stay in
my toolbox where they belong.
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is this I love that caulk gun and a gorgeous baby and
secretly hid it from Ralph. It is in Texas-Texas A&M foot
the room we've beenworking in- game. Sofia's parents
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December 6, 2006


Island Times







It's A New Ball Game for the SRIA


It will be a whole new ball
game for the Santa Rosa Island
Authority Board when they meet
for the first time today. The elec-
tion took two members away and
county commissioners appointed
two new members leaving only
two from the original board, Dr.
Tom Campanella and Vernon
Prather.
They met in a special session
on November 27 to learn the ins
and outs of the Sunshine Law.
Tammy Bohannon, Kelly
Robertson, and Fred Gant were
present with John Peacock miss-
ing.
Matt Dannheisser, SRIA at-
torney, gave the new members an
overview of the Sunshine law and
told them how the law governs
all public officials. He stated that
the Island Authority was an
anomaly as an entity and that the
only other entity like it is the
Daytona Speedway Authority.
Buck Lee, General Manager
of the SRIA, outlined the proce-
dure for preparing the agenda and
receiving the pre-meeting pack-
ets. He said he would call a meet-
ing of the Board today and con-
duct an election of officers. The
scheduled meeting will begin af-
ter the Board is elected. Commit-
tees were temporarily assigned as
follows: Development and Leas-
ing: John Peacock, chair, Dr. Tom
Campanella and Vernon Prather;
Architectural and Environmental:
Kelly Robertson, chair, Fred Gant
and Vernon Prather; and Admin-
istrative: Fred Gant, chair, John
Peacock and Tammy Bohannon.
The Operations Committee will
not meet until January. The new
Board Chairman will assign new


committee positions in January.
The staff plans to request
Board approval to change the
SRIA meeting dates to the sec-
ond and fourth Wednesdays of
the month, so the first meeting in
January would be on the tenth of
the month.
Tammy Bohannon, Grover
Robinson's appointee, has lived
on the Island for 21 years. She
owns three businesses. Her hus-
band is Lewis Bohannon and they
have two daughters, Katie and
Elizabeth. When she asked
former board member Bill
Griffith for some advice, he sim-
ply said, "Make decisions that are
in the best interest of the whole
island. Be fair. Make decisions
you can live with. It's not always
an easy job."
Kelly Robertson is retired
from exploration geophysics. He
is a resident of Perdido Key. He
graduated from Lamar University
and did post-graduate work at
Tulane University. He has had a
thirty year career in oil and gas
exploration. He is active in com-
munity affairs and is currently the


vice-president of the Perdido Key
Association. He was appointed
by Gene Valentino.
John Peacock is currently a
representative for Edward Jones
Investments in Pensacola. He is
a graduate of the University of
State of New York Regents Col-
lege. He also has his certification
in financial planning from
Florida State University. He is
married to Jerre and they have
five children, ages 20 to 29. He
was appointed by Mike White-
head to replace Bill Griffith.
Fred Gant, attorney, was ap-
pointed by Marie Young to re-
place Jimmie Perkins. He has
been practicing law in Pensacola
since 1984, and has received nu-
merous accolades and awards.
Notably, he has been the presi-
dent of the Gulf Coast Bar Asso-
ciation, and the recipient of the
Pensacola News Journal/
Pensacola Chamber of Com-
merce Emerging Leader of the
Year award. He has served as
General Counsel for both the
Pensacola Chamber and the Gulf
Coast African American Cham-


ber.
He received his undergradu-
ate degree from the University of
Florida and his Juris Doctorate
from Howard School of Law in


Washington, D.C.
The next meeting of the
Board will be Wednesday, De-
cember 13 at the Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority Office at 5 p.m.


New Island Authority appointees Kelly Robertson and Fred Gant.


Businesses Lose First Round In Tax Suit


The hopes for a favorable tax
suit decision didn't come about
exactly right for the thirty-seven
business leaseholds on Pensacola
Beach. In an order dated Novem-
ber 17, Judge Nicholas Geeker
handed down a decision that the
plaintiff's request for Summary
Judgement had been denied.
Contained in the decision
was the fact that Escambia


County construes these interests
as specially classified "real prop-
erty interests" which are the
equivalent of "fee simple owner-
ship."
In part the Summary Judge-
ment read: Plaintiff's have the
right to use or rent the improve-
ments, encumber their interests,
transfer their property rights, and
realize any appreciation in value


from sale or rental income. They
insure and maintain the improve-
ments and are responsible for the
payments of premiums and taxes.
Plaintiffs also bear the full risk
of loss on the improvements and
are entitled to payment of insur-
ance proceeds when claims are
paid. All these benefits and bur-
dens of ownership are expressed
in the terms of the leases filed in


New County Commissioners Take Office


Swearing in ceremonies
were going along smoothly as ex-


pected at the Escambia County
Commission Chambers on No-


vember 21 until Commissioner mustbe a g
Whitehead attempted to sooth business we
troubled waters. He called former 'If it's not
Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority
board member 66
Bill Griffith to
come up and If it's not broken,
receive a don 'tfix it.
plaque
pIa q u e -BILL GRIFFIT
complimenting -BILL GRIFFIT
him on the
wonderful job
he had done during his 12 years by Griffith.


of service. However, he had
bumped Bill off the Board, so Bill
thanked him for the opportunity
to serve on the Board, then he
said, "Running the Board was
like running a corporation. You


)od steward and in the
)rld we have a saying,
broken, don't fix it.'
Sorry, Mike."
These re-
marks referred
to Commis-
s i o n e r
Whitehead's de-
sire to abolish
H the Island Au-
thority, a move
openly opposed


Grover Robinson, District 4
and Gene Valentino, District 2,
were both sworn in. Commis-
sioner Kevin White was ap-
proved as the Board Chairman
and Commissioner Marie Young


was named Vice Chairman at the
meeting. Former commissioners
Tom Banjanin and Bill Dickson
each received plaques in recog-
nition of their service.


this action and plaintiffs admit
having suchbenefits and burdens
of ownership. Parenthetically, this
Court observes and surmises that
should any of plaintiffs' leasehold
interests become the subject of an
eminent domain action, plaintiffs
would in all likelihood assert en-
titlement to payment of compen-
sation for loss or damages sus-
tained as a result of such taking.
The next step is to take the
suit to the Court of Appeals. A
second law suit filed by the resi-
dential leaseholders has not yet
been ruled on.
More information on the law
suit can be found at
www.pbeachtaxsuit.com


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December 6, 2006 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


If you are looking for a book
filled with crime, cruelty, acci-
dents (some fatal), bad manners,
infidelity, and surrealism, you can
find it in the bookstore section
devoted to preschoolers. Yep, the
nursery rhymes are scary, gory,
and sadistic.
How about Tom, the Piper's
son? He swiped a pig, and took
off. What a role model!
Kings get pretty good press
in the book, but one ruler sent all
his men and horses to try to save
Humpty Dumpty's life when he
fell off the wall. They couldn't do
it. That loveable little egg lay in a
thousand pieces, beyond any
kind of life support. Not a pretty
picture for kids.
Then, there is the king who
sits down to a lunch which is four
and twenty black birds baked in a
pie. But, guess what, when the
pie was opened the birds began
to sing. Now, wasn't that a dainty
dish to set before the king? Old


King Cole wasn't about to eat a
singing bird for lunch, so he went
off to his counting house to count
his money. His wife was in the
parlor munching on bread and
honey. The maid was in the gar-
den hanging up the clothes when
along came a black bird and
snipped off her nose. Attention,
all toddlers stay away from black
birds.
One of the mostbizarre nurs-
ery rhymes features a cat and a
fiddle, a cow that jumped over the
moon, a little laughing dog, and a
dish with legs running away with
a spoon. Now, there's a wacky
message for a preschooler.
Then, there was a guy named
Peter, who was a pumpkin eater.
He had a wife, but couldn't keep
her. What wife, in her right mind,
would want to be married to some-
one who ate pumpkin all the time?
Then, there is this thing that
starts out with Hickory, Dickory,
Dock, whatever that means. Any-


way the poem depicts a little
mouse who runs up and down the
clock whenever it strikes one.
That would be round trips twice
a day. Poor mousie. Too bad he
never met Walt Disney.
There's even more weird
stuff. There was this little boy
who lived in the lane and a black
sheep gave him a bag of wool.
Now, what is that kid doing with
a bag of black wool?
Wee Willie Winkie qualifies
for off-the-wall capers. He has a
little lantern, runs all over town,
upstairs, downstairs, and in his
lady's chamber. Willie is pretty
wild.
Jack seemed to be a favor-
ite name for the rhyme writers.
Like the Jack who had to be
nimble and quick so he could
jump over the candlestick. At
least, he didn't burn his feet
during the jump.
There was skinny old Jack
Spratt who was on the South


Wrecks Ship of Pleasure Sets Sail


Fifty Wrecks showed up at a
meeting at Hooters on Monday,
November 20, as Mardi Gras on
the Island begins to turn the
Beach into a world of make be-
lieve. Since the Head Wreck, An-
drea Brunt passed away in Octo-
ber; the Board has decided not to
elect a new Head Wreck. They
intend, however, to honor her
memory by producing the best
ever Mardi Gras celebration. An-
drea had completed the schedul-
ing and much of the work before
her death.
Board members are Vern
Phillips, Kay Turner, Nancy
Roney, Jeff Goudey, Sandy
Johnston, and Phil Simoneaux.


Kay Turner announced that
memberships are still open at $20
per person. Breakfast and Ball
tickets will go on sale soon. The
number of Breakfast tickets will
be limited, so Kay suggested that
Wrecks get theirs as soon as they
are released. Ball tickets will be
sold in advance and at the door.
Everyone is welcome to attend
the Ball. Costume or formal wear
is required.
The Wrecks Christmas Party
will be at 6 p.m., Monday, Decem-
ber 18, at the Elk's Lodge. Mem-
bers are asked to bring a wrapped
toy, tagged for a girl or boy, to be
taken to Favor House.
There are still openings for
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The Krewe of Wrecks have launched into the months long Mardi
Gras season on Pensacola Beach. Behind the parties, royals dances
and spectacular parades are these hard partying souls. Board
members who will steer and stir Mardi Gras madness on the Beach
are (L to R): Vern Phillips, Jeff Goudey, Sandy Johnston, Nancy Roney,
Phil Simoneaux, and Kay Turner.


volunteers. And, this year, any-
one who is interested in design-
ing the logo for the t-shirt should
get in touch with Nancy Roney
at ctc@a98east.com.
All meetings, events and
Wrecks information will be pub-
lished in island Times.


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Beach Diet. He could eat no fat
and his rotund wife could eat no
lean, so the two of them managed
to lick the platter clean. Can't you
just visualize those two with their
faces down, licking away at a plat-
ter of roast beef?
Don't forget Little Jack
Homer who was sitting in a cor-
ner eating his Christmas pie. He
stuck in his thumb, pulled out a
plumb and said, "What a good
boy am I." If he was so good why
was he sitting in a corner on


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Christmas Day eating pie with his
bare hands? This one could be
changed to stuck in a spoon,
pulled out a dune, and said,
"What a Beach boy am I."
O.K. it sounds as goofy as
the cow that did the high jump.
But at least, Jack's manners would
be improved and he could get out
of that comer.
There are now eighteen
shopping days until Christmas. Is
a nursery rhyme book on your
list?


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EVENTS
Jan. 6 Nereid King Kake Party, 4 p.m., Paradise
Jan. 13 Krewe of Sandshaker Costume Contest, 8 pm.,Shaker
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. 2 Rhinestones& Royalty, Paradise, 7 p.m.
Feb. 3 Brewski/Nereid Black Tie Ball TBA
Feb. 9 Krewe of Warriors Ball, Hadji Shrine Temple
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


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December 6, 2006





PAGE 4 Island Times December 6, 2006


ISLAND TIMES FIRST -
PARTYINGSECOND
Chuck LeBum spent most of
his birthday, November 20, deliv-
ering Island Times. After work he
purchased a couple of gourmet
steaks at the Market on the Is-
land, so he and Judy could cel-
ebrate in style.
VIRGINIADEANPASSES
AWAY
Virginia Dean of Gulf Breeze
who worked for several years in
the Santa Rosa Island Authority
reception area, passed away on
November 15 while visiting rela-
tives in Houston, Texas. She is
survived by two daughters,
Connie Rova, Gulf Breeze and
Linda Garman, Pensacola; and
one son, Scott Garman, Gulf
Breeze.
BOOGIESFLYTOBIGAPPLE
Boogie man David
McDonald and Bonnie are back
after a trip to New York City to
celebrate their thirtieth wedding
anniversary. They have been rev-
ving up the beach with music all
those years.
MAGIC CARPET
Amy DePew and Sharon
Mattair have been a team of day-
after-Thanksgiving shoppers for
many years. Amy thought she
would end the run this year since
she would be visiting the
Cheshire family in St. Petersburg.
So, as if by magic carpet, Sharon
was also in St. Pete visiting her
sister. Their traditional shopping
expedition continued in St. Pe-
tersburg.
YOUNGANDJOYFUL
Joy Anderson wants every-
body to know there is life after
forty. She will be kicking up her
heels at the celebration of her sev-
enty-fifthbirthday onDecember 29.
SEMINOLE BOUND
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has been accepted at Florida State
University for next year. Her par-
ents are newly appointed SRIA
board member Tammy and Lewis
Bohannon.
BIRTHDAY GAMBLER
A great, huge, gigantic
happy birthday wish goes to
Doug Permenter who will cel-
ebrate a major milestone, the big
FOUR-O on December 8. He and
Darla will celebrate inBiloxi.
CANADIAN CONNECTION
Gale Walker Tytlandsvik,
Larry Keever's sister and former
Beach resident was thrilled to find
out about the Island Times. She
reads it on the website which is
fun when it's thirty below and
she's snowed in. Gale was famous
as the Beach's best pool
player...even defeated Papa Joe
in official competitions.
HIDEAWAY
Chuck Steele, underground
newspaper magnate, and Lynn
Cieutat are back on the Beach af-
ter a trip to their Mexico Beach
digs.

SAINTSALIVE!
Lila and Jim Cox recently
adopted the New Orleans Saints
as their official football team. They
attended the Bengals-Saints
game on November 19 and
watched their NFL adoptee go
down the tube. It didn't sting too
badly since they are originally
from Cincinnati.

UPDATE ON JAN
Jan Scruggs, manger of The
Dock, is undergoing treatment for
cancer in Texas. She is her usual
upbeat self as she goes through
a bone marrow transplant. After
the round of treatments is com-
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to Mike Moore. Sandy W
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dent, dropped everything
current hometown, Ash
N.C., so she could attei
November 10 nuptuals.
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for the Beach School,
news of her life as a sixth
at Gulf Breeze Middle S
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season and will soon star
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TIRVIA

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Chuck Steele, Sandspur pub-
isacola lisher, is not ashamed to admit that
o wel- he is an avid reader of Island
m Times. Besides, he has been look-
ing around for a new t-shirt which
Should be a suitable addition to
.. fr his gentleman's wardrobe. So, he
Soaert brought it all together when he
lambert mailed the first correct answer
atkins, to the last trivia question. "A
h resi- handsome pair of turkeys, Fred
in her and Florence, resided in a crate
eville, near the entryway of a local res-
nd the taurant for a week prior to Thanks-
giving. Just before Thanksgiving
Day, the individual who came
Sw closest to guessing the correct
ondent weight of the turkeys won them.
SCan you name the restaurant
send which sponsored this event?"
grader The answer was Flounder's.
school. Chuck went on to say that be-
eyball tween Freddy Esposito's eat-to-
t play- cruise column and the Mighty


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Sandpipers Secret Turkey recipes,
his sides hurt from laughing and
he was wiping tears from his eyes.
Poor Chuck. Island Times con-
tributors will have to cool it.
Would you like to have a
very special, spiffy t-shirt? Be the
first to email the correct answer
to this question. "It used to snow
every winter on Pensacola Beach.
There was a kids' snow corral, a
toboggan slide, and a snowball
fighting ring. What was the name
of the SRIA Department Manager
who arranged with Mother Nature
to bring a snow storm all the way
to Pensacola Beach?"
The rules are the same. Email
your answer with "Trivia" in the
subject line to
islandtimes @bellsouth.net be-
fore 5 p.m. December 13. Be sure
to include your name and phone
number.


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proposal has been made to abol-
ish the SRIA. There are those
who agree with the motion, based
on the following ideas: (1) We dis-
agree with the SRIA policies and
actions; (2) There is a duplication
of bureaucratic processes; (3)
There is a perception that abol-
ishing the SRIA would result in
monetary savings for the County;
and (4) There is perceived lack of
representation or accountability.
In answer to these ques-
tions, Menge said (1) I do not
know of any government body
who will have everyone in agree-
ment with every issue; (2) I un-
derstand the dissatisfaction with
the bureaucratic process that you
have to go through, but that could
be addressed with changes in the
County policy where you don't
have this duplication of effort. (3)
Are you going to take the func-
tions that are now carried out by
SRIA staff and distribute those
among the various county depart-
ments that we have? Doing that
will lose the focus that I was talk-
ing about. And (4) the county
has to approve the SRIA budget
which is power over the purse
strings and canveto any substan-
tive change in the Land Use Plan
or commercial and residential
leases.
Finally, Menge commented,
"I am going to tell you that our
beaches are a very precious re-


place in the Beach.
"The County and the Beach
are in a joint venture to renourish
the Beach. They did a heck of a
job before Ivan," LoVoy com-
mented. "Ad valorem taxes,
which the Beach people do not


ground, Menge said it was a his-
tory of Escambia County and
Santa Rosa County which ex-
changed a series of transactions
which resulted in the 1500 acres
left to lease, use or manage.
"The state went through a
number of acts including bring-
ing the Board to six members,"
Menge said.
The Island Authority has one
of the largest parcels of dedicated
public land in its control. "Of that
1500 acres over 60 percent is uti-
lized for public use or public ser-
vice. I don't know of any county
on the Gulf Coast that dedicates
as much of its county owned land
and has as much access to its
public beaches," said Menge.
Menge went on to quote
from the October 2002 study pre-
pared by the Haas Center at the
University of West Florida. The
study said "Pensacola Beach
tourism contributes approxi-
mately $277 million peryear to the
local economy and supports over
4000 local jobs. This represents
approximately one-third of the
tourist impact in the two county
Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pensacola Beach collects approxi-
mately 28 percent of Pensacola
MSA bed tax revenues and ap-
proximately 33 percent of
Escambia County's bed tax rev-
enues.
"I mention these facts when


Escambia County Commissioner Whitehead Goes to Football Game
commissioner Mike White- I say I think it is clear just how source for this community. They pay, would be the largest source LoVoy pointed out tha
vas supposed to show up important the beaches are to the deserve to be cared for, maintained of revenue for the county. They nesses on Pensacola I
November 18 meeting of economic progress of the county and managed in a proper manner, fund such things as Sheriff's would pay based on size an
ague of Women Voters but and how big a part of the indus- SRIA's been doing this job for protection, detention, the jail, fic. The average assessme
d he went to a football try they are," Menge said. "I re- over 58 years. And unless some- parks, libraries, planning and cording to LoVoy is a
After committing early on ally challenge you to compare the body shows me zoning and your MSBU plus a $24,602 lea
ending the meeting he called development of Pensacola Beach where something Constitutional offic- and if that commercial parce
few days be- with Perdido Key, could do it better, ers such as the Tax located on the mainland it
o say he had Fort Walton Beach then I am not go- Collector, ironically pay at least $65,045 in taxes
tten that he __ orDestin." He con- ing to be in favor it pays for the She also noted tha
greed to go to tinued, "It took a of any kind of ib county's transporta- Board of County Commiss
all game, and long time getting move to abolish tion plan." has no official position c
sendingAmy here. SRIA General it." She went on to abolition of the SRIA, since
y, a budget Managers Jack When Amy say that an average never been voted on at a
t in his place. Cowley, Jim Sheffer, LoVoy stepped up Island leaseholder mission meeting.
seventy audi- Monte Blews and to speak she jok- might pay $1031 for LoVoy also present
members Buck Lee all played ingly told the au- a combined MSBU financial scenarios ofwhat
d to hear a part." dience that the Is- plus lease fee per happen at the county level
y and M.J. Menge stated land must be Amy LoVoy year. She noted that SRIA was abolished. The
e, attorney at that he is opposed about two feet same parcel would these has been reproduc
scuss the pros M.J. Menge to the abolishment higher because all the leasehold- be charged $6,469 in property our website
ns of abolish- of the SRIA be- ers are here right now. And, then, taxes per year. MylslandTimes.com.
Santa Rosa Island Author- cause he firmly believes that a joking aside she said that all the
e push to abolish the SRIA regulatory body is needed that is money the SRIA collects stays R
Whitehead's idea. It turned focused solely on maintaining, on the Island. However, she W
be mostly cons as Menge managing operating Pensacola noted some exceptions such as O; 1 911 Gulf Breeze Parkway
gently proceeded through Beach. And if we lose that focus, $200,000 forfire rescue. The SRIA l Gulf Breeze, Florida 32561
story and organization of we will lose what we now know gives about $69,900 for EMS sup-
IA. as Pensacola Beach. port. Also they support a number Conna O'Donovan
discussing the back- This is not the first time the of county initiatives that take Realtor/ Associate


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PAGE 6


I hope everyone had a won-
derful Thanksgiving and remem-
bered to give thanks because we
are lucky, lucky people. We had
a Hurricane-Free Season thanks
to Queen Shugah, Paulette, of the
Wooly Boogers. She did such a
fabulous job, we've allowed her
to keep her tiara for another year!
Maybe by next season, she will
have that "Keep the Hurricanes
Away Bawl" organized.
Now, we head into the sea-
son of parties galore! Christmas
was my mother's favorite holiday.
It is the day of the birth of Jesus
and no matter how tough or tight
the money was, it was a time of
celebration. She and Daddy paid
the rest of the following year, but
they made sure we had a wonder-
ful Christmas.
I won't be seeing my family
in Georgia this year for Christmas
and I'll miss the wonderful food
and fantastic desserts that they
will be serving. As I've said be-
fore, we each have our speciali-
ties and this week's recipe comes
from my sister, Sharon
Abercrombie. It is the best pea-
nut brittle I have ever put into my
mouth! She's made it for years
and she is a pro at this recipe, so
it's a brave soul that takes on this
recipe (without cutting it in half).
It makes 16 six inch patties and
she makes it by the tons. She
sells some, gives away a lot,
makes gifts of it, and always has
plenty left for the family to enjoy
at Christmas dinner with even
more to take home. Nobody
leaves without peanut (or pecan)
brittle! Yes, she also makes pe-
can brittle, too.
Sharon is about 18 months
older than I. My mother had 5
children in 7 years so nobody is
very far apart in age. Can you
imagine? Yes, I know some of
you ladies can, but I can't imag-
ine staying pregnant for seven
years. (And, she still managed to
love us all.)
Sharon lives only one house
away from my mother's and she
took good care of our Mom for a
very long time. I want to say
Thank you, Sharon, you don't
know how much it meant to have
you there with her. I know you
miss her, as we all do. But, I see
her nearly every day. If I should
miss seeing a bird, Jesiah will


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point it out to me and say,
"There's Great Grannie." He in-
cludes Great Grandaddy, if there
are two birds. He also throws out
food for them and will say to me,
"Nanny, I'm going to save this to
feed Great Grannie and Great
Grandaddy." So, they are both
with us if we take the time to look.
They're in the eyes of our grand-
children and are the birds that fly
around us. I see them in the
clouds of the beautiful
sunsets....them and all the many
that have passed before us. They
are still here.
I hope this is the best Holi-
day Season for all and may we all
experience the love and joy of
Christmas throughout the coming
year. To my family, I miss you all
dearly, but we will be spending
Christmas this year in our new
beach house back on our island.
Hope to see you soon.
Sharon, this one's for
you....Let's cook.

Sharon's Peanut Brittle

16 disposable pie tins
3 Cups Peanuts
3 Cups sugar
1 /2 Cup Light Karo Syrup
1 Cup Water
3 tbsp. Butter
1 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. Baking soda

Measure butter, salt and bak-
ing soda into abowl together. Set
aside. Butter 16 pie tins. In a
heavy broiler (or pressure cooker)
combine sugar, karo syrup and
water. Cook on high, stirring con-
stantly until candy thermometer
reaches 300 degrees. Add pea-
nuts (or pecans), turning down
heat and continuing to stir. Cook
until thermometer reaches 325 de-
grees and peanuts are brown.
Remove from heat. Using large
spoon, add bowl mixture (butter,
salt and baking soda) and stir vig-
orously until thickened and
spoon immediately into pie tins.
(If you don't do this quickly
enough, it will become too thick
to put into tins). Cool completely
and remove from tins.
Enjoy, share with a neighbor
and call me if you cook this I
want some. Happy Holidays and
don't forget to join the Krewe of
Wrecks.
I'll see you in the kitchen....


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Grappa, The Soul of the Grape

Grappa is a drink of humble origins that
has gained high status. This clear brandy
with high alcohol content began as a
cheap drink favored by peasants of the
wine producing regions of Europe. Un-
like brandy, which is distilled from wine,
the peasants had no choice but to re-
sourcefully turn to the solids left behind
from the winemaking process. It is from
the "soul of the grape," the pressed fruit,
skins and stems, that grappa was (and
still is) made. While this drink is re-
nowned for its elegant but harsh charac-
ter, the technique has been refined suffi-
ciently to produce more stylish but still
powerful grappa. The best of today's
grappa is dry and austere, with a pen-
etrating and clean finish.

HINT: It is generally agreed that grappa
was first produced between the 12th and
15th centuries.

Grappa has a high alcoholic content,
between 40 and 60%, so at Beach Wines
and Liquors, Inc. we recommend drink-
ing it in moderate amounts. There are
many varieties of the grape derived al-
cohol, and we invite you to come to our
store, and browse our selection of grappa.
If you have questions that we can an-
swer over the phone, don't hesitate to
call 850-932-8850.
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The competition cooked at the Timeless Traditions
Thanksgiving Table Decorating Extravaganza hosted by Pandora de
Balthazar at her Ninth Avenue shop. Pandora said the delicious part
of this competition was that the beautifully decorated tables earned
cash votes. All proceeds were donated to Manna Food Bank for
their holiday projects. After all the votes were counted, the Opera-
sponsored eclectic table which included a horned Viking helmet
was crowned the winner. Present at the Awards Ceremony are
(standing, L to R): Pandora de Balthazar, and Edie Dance, Manna
Food Bank. Seated is Sherrie Mitchell, Pensacola Opera.

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They're Coming Back Home


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KIRKKRINGLE HIDES
HOBIES
How do you hide a new
Hobie kayak before Christmas?
Kirk Newkirk will store your Key
Sailing purchase and will make
a Christmas Eve delivery to you.
Ready to paddle. Ho. Ho. Ho.

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT
The Krewe of Wrecks
Mardi Gras parade will be here
before you know it, February 18.
If you are looking for a room for
the weekend, right on the pa-
rade route, call Charlotte Spen-
cer at Paradise Inn at 932-2319
or Christy Dixon at Springhill
Suites at 932-6000.

SOFT SPOT FOR THE ARTS
Pandora de Balthazar do-
nated one of her internationally
famous down sleep systems to
the Beaux Arts Ball live auction.
The luxury items netted a cool
five grand for the Arts Council
of Northwest Florida. Bravo!

FLOUNDERIFIC
Admiral Fred Flounder ri-
vals Santa Claus for seasonal
spirit. He advises that the most
tasteful gift this year is a
Flounder's Gift Card. Denise
Keever says buy them for ev-
eryone on your list. She can
hook you up.

SURF SIDE STROLLERS
Slip off the flip flops and
lace on your walking shoes the
Surf Side Strollers are getting
ready to take to the streets of
Pensacola Beach in January.
Stroll on your own or with the
group and log in your miles at
the Surf Side Food Store on Via
de Luna. More details to come.

SMOKE SIGNALS
If you see smoke wafting up
from the sand, it's not a mes-
sage from an underground en-
tity. The underground pipes are
being smoke tested from the
west end to the east end of the
Island through December 8.

BANKERS WANT TOYS
Judy Lenderman and Duffy
Folmar are collecting toys for
needy children. Please bring
your new, unwrapped toy to the
Bank of the South lobby before
December 10.


It's been two years and three
months since the condo owners
at the Palm Beach Club have set
foot in their residences, but they
are coming back now, according
to Rick Gordon, USB Financial
analyst, and condo owner. Rick
made the announcement at the
November 28 meeting of the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce.
And, following that remark,
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority general manager, pre-
sented an overview of the
progress of the Beach.
"We are greatly concerned
about the lack of progress on the
repair of the Navarre Beach Road
and the road to Fort Pickens Na-
tional Park," he said. "I have writ-


1) Shipping should only be
done in a corrugated box. Paper
wrapped boxes are not allowed.
2) Liquor boxes are not al-
lowed even if there is no liquor in
them. The Post Office will not
accept them either.
3) Shipping of alcohol and
tobacco products is prohibited.
4) Bubble wrap all breakable
items. Cushion with at least 2
inches of peanuts around each
item. When box is shaken, no
sound should be heard.
5) Tape with shipping tape


ten a letter to Senator Martinez
requesting that these two road-
ways be repaired and reopened."
On a better note Buck com-
mented, "The Beach is doing
great. The revenues are strong
and we have a lot to look forward
to in 2007."
Announcements were made
about the Double Bridge Run set
for February 3. Run officials are
expecting 5000 civilians and 1600
military runners to enter.
Also, a fireworks display has
been scheduled for Veteran's Day
in2007.
The next Chamber meeting
willbe Tuesday, January 30 at 8:30
a.m. at the Comfort Inn. Business
AfterHours will be at 5:30 p.m. the
same date, place to be announced.


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Masking tape, electrical tape
and duct tape should not be
used.
6) Do not place the label on
a box seam (that's where the two
flaps meet).
7) If box is being reused, re-
move all previous labels to avoid
confusion.
8) Ship early.
9) Bring items to be shipped
to The UPS Store and we will
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you.


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a.m. at the Bay Beach Inn. All la-
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PAGE 8 Island Times December 6, 2006

Beach School Gets Blue Ribbon Nomination


The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School has received a
Blue Ribbon School nomination.
Out of all the schools in Florida,
both public and private, only thir-
teen schools were nominated for
this prestigious award. An-
nouncement of the nomination
was made at the Beach School
Board meeting on November 27.
The winners will be announced
in the spring and if the Beach
School should win, Principal Jeff
Castleberry and a teacher would
go to Washington to receive the
Blue Ribbon flag to fly over the
school.
Changes in faculty included
a upgrade for Monika Springer
from teacher's aide to technology
coordinator with an accompany-
ing raise in pay. Also, Jackie
Henderson will be teaching mu-
sic as well as art, since the music
teacher resigned.
The Beach School Christ-
mas production will be Thursday,
December 14 at 6 p.m atthe Beach
Church. Monette Hodges is co-


ordinating and choreographing
the event which is open to the
public.
The weather station is up
and running again, after a re-
corded 95 mile per hour wind took
it down during Ivan. The Beach
School weather station supplies
Channel 3 with weather informa-
tion and can be viewed at
www.weatheret.com.


The Board of Directors is
seeking volunteers who would
like to serve on the Board for the
upcoming school year. Interested
community members should con-
tact Jeff Castleberry, principal at
9344020.
Marilyn Sundstrum will step
down after five years as a Board
member. She said, "I have no
children at this school, but am a


retired school teacher and I
have enjoyed my tenure on this
board."
Chris Bayer, Board trea-
surer, gave a report from the re-
cent Finance Committee meet-
ing. The Board accepted the
Committee's recommendation to
put into place a fundraising
software which allows donors
to pay online.


In his finance report Chris
said, "I have provided you with
a report, but the short story is
that there is money in the bank
and everything else is going
along as expected."
The Board which ordinarily
meets the fourth Monday of the
month will meet next on Mon-
day, December 18 at 6 p.m. at
the Beach School.


Parade Funding Tops AOK Agenda


Funding the Krewe of
Wrecks Mardi Gras parade was
again the top agenda item for the
meeting of the Association of
Krewes on November 16 at The
Islander Lounge. The meeting
was conducted by Deb Friedman,
president.
Kay Turner, Krewe of
Wrecks board member, presented
an update of the work in progress
on the parade.
"What you all are curious
about is the parade entry fee,"
Kay said. "Until we have our


budget completed I cannot give
you an exact figure."
Kay predicted that this year's
parade entry fee per unit would be
much lower than last year's $600.
"The entry fee should come
down at least by half," Kay said.
"Maybe even more."
Kay commented that the
Board had been dealing with the
untimely death of the Head Wreck,
Andrea Brunt and the death of
board member Jeff Goudey's father.
However, the parade budget
should be available by the next


AOK meeting.
The parade committee has
already established some guide-
lines, according to Kay, includ-
ing the rule that those who en-
tered last year's parade will be
given the first opportunity to join
the Wrecks parade this year. Pa-
rade date is Sunday, February 18.
Kevin Rudksi, owner of The
Islander Lounge, announced that
he would commit to contributing
the same amount to the 2007 pa-
rade as he gave last year.
"All of us in this area do a


great deal of business based
around the Mardi Gras season
and the work of the volunteer
krewes," Kevin said. "I will sup-
port your effort in every way that
I can and I will encourage other
businesses to do the same."
For information on the
Wrecks parade, call Kay Turner
at the Elk's Lodge, 932-4444.
All krewes are welcome to
send representatives to the AOK
meetings. The next meeting will
be at 6 p.m. at The Islander
Lounge, January 4.


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SBeach School Writers Pen Santa Claus' Elf Stories


By Dr. Chuck Randle
Pastor, Beach Church
Lights, music, shopping,
even Advent wreathes, all point
us toward the Christmas celebra-
tion. One of the activities that
gets a lot of attention is giving to
the less fortunate. There are so
many opportunities available that
most of us can find one at least
that catches our attention. Our
churches have special emphasis
on the giving of food and pro-
viding gifts for families; other
community groups gather coats,
gifts for children, supplies for
adults and children in safe
houses, plus the myriad of letters
that come in the mail seeking
funding for their causes. It is said
that businesses often make their
profit for the year during this sea-
son, and that encourages them to
remain open on January of the
New Year. The recipients of all
the giving are encouraged and
given hope through the generos-
ity of those who care. We may
think that our little bit won't make
a difference in the big picture, but
my little bit, and the little bits of
others add up to a significant
amount. A secondary result of
our giving is the joy we feel in
knowing that we are helping to
make a difference inthe life of oth-
ers. Is it possible that the more
we give, the more joy we feel?
Perhaps that would make a good
experiment to try during this sea-
son an experiment that each of
us can verify in our own experi-
ence. Go ahead get all the joy
out of the season that you can.


Secret Agent Elf
By Rebecca Summers
Fifth Grade Pensacola Beach
Elementary School
Hi, my name is Holly. I am
Santa's assistant. I do Santa's hot
coco, his food and bring his
clothes to him. That is not all I do.
I do help the elves with building
toys, baking cookies, help with the
reindeer and wrap presents.
I even help Santa deliver the
presents. I help with the magic.
Plus I get to go down the chimney.
I can treat myself when I get a
chance, but that does not happen
very often. I help everyone in the
North Pole that needs help like if
one of the FBI elves is injured, I
will fill in as that person. I barely
get any sleep. I would 24 hours, 7
days a week.
Now I will tell you a story
when filled inforanFBI agent elf.
One cold day I got a call in the
middle of the day and the elf said,
"I need you to fill in for Sally, an
FBI agent."
So, I got up and went to the
station. I put my suit on and went
to the boss. He gave me a mission.
The mission was to teach a
bad boy some manners. The boy's
name was Andy and he was 14-
years-old. He picks on people and
he takes lunch money from the
younger children. I found his
house and scared him so bad that
when he got to school he was prob-
ably the nicest person in that
school. Then my missionwas com-
plete.
After a few days I felt better
about my job. Then, Santa called
me and asked if I could check the
Naughty-And-Nice Book. When I
checked it, Andy was on the Nice
side of the book and I was sur-
prised. I saw every student in
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School on the Nice side of the


Naughty-And-Nice Book!
Merry Christmas.


iPod Elf
By Molly O'Donovan
Fifth Grade Pensacola Beach
Elementary School
Hello, my name is Holly. I am
the toymaker for Santa Claus. I am
going to tell you about the best
Christmas ever at the North Pole. I
hope you like it.
One frosty afternoon at the
North Pole, I was looking at the
Christmas list to see what kids
wanted for Christmas. On the list, I
saw a girl named Kirsty. She was
an orphan in New York City. She
wanted an iPod for Christmas. A
pink one. I wanted to make it spe-
cial.
So, I looked at the "people
globe" where I could look at her in
New York. Everybody was making
funof herbecause she was the only
one to believe in Santa Claus. So, I
got a letter from Santa Claus and
he signed his name so everyone
could believe her that Santa was
real.
It was Christmas night. Santa
Claus brought the iPod to the or-
phan place and put Kirsty's name
on it. He got back in the sled and
came back to the North Pole in
frost, snow and wind.
Then, when Kirsty was open-
ing presents, she saw the pink iPod.
Kirsty was so jolly. She turned it
on and there was the letter from
Santa and where he signed. She
showed it to all the kids. Then all
the kids believed her that Santa
was real and they became her new
friends. Another great present was
that she was adopted and got a
new family.
It was the best Christmas ever.
I will never forget that outstand-
ing Christmas.


Febe The Wonder Elf
ByAlly
Fifth Grade Pensacola Beach
Elementary School
Hello, my name is Febe, the
Wonder Elf and my job is taking
care of the reindeer. One day the
reindeer got out of control. I'll tell
you the whole story from the be-
ginning.
One day I opened the stable
door and saw the reindeer on the
ground withtheir ribs showing. So,
I rushed over to the elfin charge of
the kitchen and while rushing I
accidentally left the latch of the
stable door open. But, all the elves
that took care of the reindeer admit
it is easy to forget to latch the lock
on the stable door.
So, when I got to Cookie
Crums (the elf in charge of the
kitchen), I asked him if he had filled
all nine reindeer bowls with food
and water. He said, "Oh, was I sup-
posed to do that?"
I replied, "Well, yeah. Don't
you remember? Santa got those
new food slots. Youjust empty the
food into the slot and it goes
straight to their bowls."
Crums said, "I thought those
were trash cans. Oops."
Back at the stable, Cupid fig-
ured out that the latch was open.
He told all the reindeer and they
quietly scurried out of the stable
to try to find something to eat.
"Hey," said Prancer to Cupid


quietly. "Let's go to the bakery."
"I know how to get there,"
Rudolph replied.
The reindeer scampered over
to the kitchen, but there was one
problem. The door was open and
there stood Cookie Crums looking
across the room. They carefully
snuck across and around the cor-
ner, straight to the bakery. They
opened the bakery door and their
eyes grew bigger and their mouths
dropped. ThenDonnerblurted out,
"It's amazing. This could fulfill all
your sugary needs. There's past-
ries, doughnuts, cakes, cookies
and so much more."
Back at the kitchen I stopped
arguing with Cookie Crums and
walked out of the kitchen I stopped
in the middle of the doorway and
looked down in the snow. I saw
reindeer hoof prints all the way to
the bakery. I walked to the bakery
and found the reindeer moaning
and groaning on the floor with full
tummys.
In a couple of minutes the elf
ambulance came and they loaded
all nine, stuffed reindeer on cots.
The ambulance drove them to their
stable and put them in their hay
beds.
And, I gave Cookie Crums a
feeding schedule. From that day
on everything was great at the
North Pole and Santa got an alarm
for the bakery, too.


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