Volume V. Number 5
Pensacola Beach. Florida
June 30. 2009
Seadog wants you...to party on Pensacola Beach during the Fourth of July weekend. It's a sizzling sparkling slidin' celebration ofAmerica's birthday.
Come out of your shell for Indy Crab racing. Slip over to the Tiki Slide competition. Movies under the stars. Island music fills the air by day and
fireworks light up the sky at night. For more on this story, see Page 2.
PAGE 2 Island Times June 30,2009
They're Off Indy Crab Races Speed Across the Sand
Kaboom Lights Up Fourth of July
Crabs, sharpen your claws.
When the cannon sounds at sunset
onthe Fourth of July, the CrabRaces
will begin at Crab's, We Got'Em.
"Crabs are aniving from all over
the United States to compete in these
world famous races," Seadog, Crab
Master said. "Bug-Eye Crab, world
record holder, will be the star of the
Fourth of July races We welcome
entrants. Every winner receives a
picture and an official Indy crab race
It's all for a good cause accord-
ing to Seadog who says the pro-
ceeds go to raising free range crabs
and the official Seadog Crab Train-
ing School. Anybody can be a part
of this world class sport. Just be at
Crab's at sunset on the weekends.
Before the Crab Race, beach
visitors will have variety of events
to choose from, including the Slide
with Style competition at 2 p.m. on
July 4. Tius competition will be at
the big blue Tiki Slide located on
Santa Rosa Sound behind the
Soundside Market. Registration is
$5 and will begin at 1:30 p.m. The
first event is at 2 p.m. The Wild and
Whacky slider contest will award
first, second and third place to the
wildest sliders. Trophies are spon-
sored by Island Times. Be sure to
wear your hottest or coolest sum-
mer costume to enter the costume
contest. Island Style will award gift
certificates to the top three winners
in this category. Loads of other
prizes including frozen treats for
everyone will be given by Tiki Is-
land Golf and Games.
Live music will be going on in
the Gulfside Pavilionfrom 3 to 6 p.m.
withjazz musician Richard Bowen.
The Slamnmers will play in the Pavil-
ion from 6 to 9 pm. This band calls
itself "Southern Rock Specialists."
The UAG Band will be playing
reggae tunes in the Amphitheatre on
the Boardwalk from 6 to 9 p.m.
And at 9 p m the much antici-
pated Kaboom. one of the biggest
and best fireworks displays on the
coast will start at 9 p.m. It features
over 2200 aerial shells and is pro-
duced by Fun Coast Promotions.
Kaboom originates on a barge in
Santa Rosa Sound just north of the
Boardwalk, but the display is vis-
ible all over the core area.
"Our ultimate goal is to create
memories for children, theirfamilies,
and the community that will be
passed on generation to genera-
tion," said Doug McAllister of Fun
Coast Promotions. "Make plans
now to be on the Beach for
America's birthday and the highlight
of the summer."
If you think you can't get
through a Fourth of July celebration
without eating a hotdog at a baseball
game, the Pensacola Pelicans will be
playing the Sioux Falls Cananes at
6:35 p.m on Thursday, July 2. The
game will be played at Pelican Park
on the UWF campus in Pensacola.
The Gulfside Pavilionwill feature
live music Friday, July 3 by the UAG
Band from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by a
free movie, Forrest Gump, at 9 p.m.
The Sounds of Summer concert
series features Dave Tucker and the
DMT's from 6 to 8 p m. at the
If you haven't satisfied your
party appetite, come to the Beach
on Sunday, July 5 to hear Ivory and
Steel from 3 to 6 p.m. and UAG from
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6 to 9 p.m. at the Pavilion.
Joe Occhipinti, perennial local
favorite will grace the stage at
Quietwater Amphitheatre playing
solojazz from 6 to 8 p.m. onJuly 5.
Special recognition among the
Kaboom sponsors goes to the
Grand Marlin andPubllx with thanks
to the Escambia County Commis-
sion, Santa Rosa Island Authority
and Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce. Other sponsors include:
Landshark Lager (Stage Sponsor),
Hilton Pensacola Beach, Hampton
Inn, Capt'n Fun, Mediacom,
Portofino Resort and Spa, Levin
Rinke Resort Realty, Sandshaker
Lounge, Soft Rock, WXBM.
Hemingway's Island Grill, Island
Realty, Island Times, Island Style,
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6 to 9 p.m. U.A.G Band
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6 p.m. 8 p.m. Dave Tucker and the DMTs
SATURDAY, JULY 4
2 p.m. Slide with Style Competition at the Tiki Slid
7:55 p.m. All American Crab Races at Crab's We Got '
Gulf Side Pavilion
3 to 6 p.m. Music by Richard Bowen jazz
6 to 9 p.m. The Slammers
6 to 9 p.m. U.A.G. Band (reggae)
9 p.m. Kaboom Fireworks extravaganza
3 to 6 p.m. Ivory and Steel
6 to 9 p.m. U.A.G Band
6 to 8 p.m. Joe Occhipinti
Committee Sets Criteria For Master Planners Presentations
If the Master Planner has all the
right credentials forcreating the per-
fect vision for the future of Pensacola
Beach it will be to the credit ofthe Ad
Hoc Committee who met on June 17
to review and finalize the planner's
The Committee approved along
list of project elements which should
be addressed by planners including:
Peak Season Saturday Toll
Counts (20,000 cars); Public Parking
spaces on Pensacola Beach (3400
places); Traffic flow/ congestion in
the commercial core area; Toll Facil-
ity congestion; Use of Public Trans-
portation; Pedestrian facilities and
movement patterns; Hardscaping/
Landscaping to enhance safety:
Lighting; Utilizationof existing pak-
ing/parking enhancements; Gateway
feature/sense of arrival; Attractions/
Special events; and Beautification
along Pensacola Beach Boulevard
and Via de Luna.
Presenting firms will be judged
and scored by the Ad Hoc Commit-
tee based on the following criteria
Qualifications expertise to
complete this project
Understanding -degree to which
finn understands the project whether
from experience with similarprojects
or from preparatory research
Approach degree to which
Consultant's approach addresses the
Past Performance Documenta-
tion of the past performance on other
projects done by the Consultant
Personnel the qualifications
and availability of the personnel to
be assigned to the project.
Overall presentation and re-
sponsiveness to questions.
Five of the seventeen planners
who originally submitted proposals
were chosen to make presentations.
They are: Sasaki, EDSA, Wallace,
Roberts. and Todd, Valley Crest, and
Daugherty. The planner hired will be
from among these firms.
Methods of making the selection
were discussed with some preferring
a score card type of measuring how
well firms met the criteria and others
feeling the committee should hold
open discussion to arrive at the proper
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island
Authority executive director, said,
"We have to keep this all out in the
Committee member Vernon
Rather said there could be a discus-
sion before the vote and it would be
conducted in an open forum.
Mike Langston, Baskerville
Donovan engineer, cautioned the
committee that if the scorecard sys-
tem is used, they would be required
to choose the finn that gets the high-
The scorecard system and the
open discussion will both be used
at the July 7 meeting, and the Com-
mittee agreed to have a recommen-
dation ready to present to the Au-
thority Board on July 8.
Before the Master Planner is se-
lected the Tisdale Oliver consultants
will be preparingatraffic study which
will become apart of the overall plan
The firm performedtraffic counts for
seven days from June 19 to June 26.
The collected data will be compiled
and the final report is due September
30. The Master Planner will receive
all of thisinformation.
Members of the Ad Hoc Com-
mittee are Fred Gant, chairman,
Vernon Prather, Dave Pavlock, and
Robert Rinke. The members of the
SRIA Board are welcome to attend
and give input at the Ad Hoc Com-
mittee July 7 meeting during which
time the master planmng firms will
be making presentations. The pre-
sentations are open to the public,
but the floor will not be open for
questions or comment.
June 30,2009 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By JaneWaters Cooper '4
My heritage is in the magnifi-
cent Rockies of Northern New
Mexico and in the goldenprairies of
Southern Nebraska. As faras Iknow,
neither of these places is ever listed
in publications touting "Southern
Hospitality." Most newspaper pho-
tos are taken of them in the dead of
winter when they are buried in snow
and all its attendant problems. Dur-
ing the last couple of weeks this
summer, I've been watching the col-
lege softball and baseball national
championships. What does this
have to do with Southern Hospital-
Well, in case you didn't know,
the games have been played at
Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha forthe
past sixty years. For sixty years the
elite college baseball players have
made their way to Omaha where they
are welcomed with unbelievable
gusto. Over the past several years, I
have always been astounded at the
crowds who attend these games.
This year, the average attendance
was 24,000. Although the college
support groups are on hand to cheer
their teams on. thousands of these
spectators are from Omaha. They
just come for the love of the sport
and to welcome the kids. These
teams, year afteryear, are from Cali-
fornia, Arizona, Louisiana, Virginia
and mostly other southern states.
Probably not many Nebraskans on
But in Omaha, no matter who
they are, if they come to play, the
crowds will come. Locals create a
festival atmosphere, dancing in the
stands, sleepy-eyed children clap-
ping for what they are not sure, but
every home run, double play and
spectacular catch is cheered by the
crowd The college kids are not
alone. Omaha loves these boys and
girls of summer. It's their version of
Have you ever heard of a small
Nebraska town named North Platte?
Sorry, I asked, but it has a story
about hospitality which dates back
to World War II. North Plane was
on the coast to coast railroad line,
where the troop trains stopped for a
couple of hours as they transported
soldiers on their way to combat
zones. The troops were young men;
most of them had never been away
from home before. They were tired,
scared, and lonely when they
stopped in North Platte. When they
entered the station they found that
the townspeople had gathered and
were giving away whole cakes,
doughnuts, cupcakes, and perhaps
best of all the town's prettiest girls
had come to dance with the service-
men. It would, perhaps, be the last
time many of them would ever hold
a girl intheirarms. The housewives
who provided all that food did so at
great sacrifice to their own families,
by saving and using their ration tick-
ets to bake sweets for the boys.
When they reboarded to leave,
the soldiers were gnnning, and say-
ing thank you for their bags of food
which they were taking with them.
They were also taking with them the
hugs and the warm memory of danc-
ing to "String of Pearls."
In the afternoon another troop
train stopped in North Platte. This
one, even sadder than the first, be-
cause it was filled with wounded
combat veterans on their way to the
hospitals. They were all greeted with
the same caring outstretched arms
and all the sweets they could possi-
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bly eat. The pretty girls served the
food, and those fellows left the small
townwith smiles on theirfaces, for-
getting their pain for a moment.
The unbelievable housewives
of North Platte repeated this loving
party twice a day, every day for the
durationof the war. Every day. Twice
a day. Southern Hospitality at its
After the war, the mayor and
other agencies received letters from
many who had been on those trains.
They said they would never forget
what the town did for them during
an otherwise fearful andjoylessjour-
You probably know more about
Taos which is near the town where I
was born. Taos is now a world wide
celebrity known as Ski Taos, featur-
ing its famous Angel Fire Mountain
But when I was a child, it was a dusty
little town where Native Americans
lived humbly and precariously in
their adobe huts. They sold curios
they had made and bread they had
baked in outdoor ovens from their
homes. The thing I remember most
is that they were always smiling.
They were glad to help you select a
gift or answer questions about the
reservation. They were always so
happy to welcome visitors although
they cautioned you not to enter their
sacred church. The Taos Reserva-
tion was my DisneyWorld. And, if
you go there today, youwill find that
not much has changed. Adobe is still
the material used in construction,
but the reservation is no longer oc-
cupied by the natives. It's a casino.
The people who are in the streets,
working in hotels and restaurants,
are still the same smiling, helpful
people. (And you might even run
into Julia Roberts.)
So, why didn't I stay in the warm
embrace of these hot-spirited, polka
dancing people? I guess it's because
I am allergic to tumbling tumble
weeds and speedy skis.
After living on Pensacola Beach
for thirty years, I am a bona fide Flo-
ridian, and I have the orange cap and
blue shirt to prove it.
Nebraska may be, in some
minds, that place out there that once
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had national championship football
players and where they grow a lot
of corn. And New Mexico is that hot
place where cowboys chase Indians
and vice versa. All I have to say is
Southern Hospitality is where you
find it. Perhaps in a snow capped
mountaintown or in one of the small
cities which dot the Nebraska land-
This week we are celebrating
the 233rd birthday of the United
States of America. (Do we have
enough Botox to cover this event?)
I know one thing. In California, Wis-
consin, Maryland, Washington,
D.C., New York, and Olathe, Kansas,
Southern Hospitality rules; and they
don't even know it. It is one more
reason that America will stand. Now
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Monita and Hany McLemore
who lived in Villa Sabine until they
were chased away by a hurricane,
returned recently for a visit. Monita,
a professional harpist, has done a
couple of interesting things; ac-
quired a doctor of philosophy de-
gree and composed a song, "Come
Back To The Island." Dr. McLemore
is working on marketing the song
which is about Santa Rosa Island.
Reports are coming in from
closet Aero-Gardeners, like DJ
Zemenick, who is the official pho-
tographer of the Island and of the
Krewe of Wrecks. She says she
loves her Aero-Garden and grows
herbs in it year around. She hasn't
branched out in hers to produce
farming, but is waiting to see how
Barefoot does with tomatoes. Nan
Harper also reports that she loved
the story, but didn't say she wanted
anAero-Garden. No farms for Nan.
She is a beach girl.
IN SPRITE OF HIMSELF
The mysterious Waldo
Defendorfin, who has saltwater in
his veins and sand in his shoes, was
cautioned recently by the Beach
deputies for having an open con-
tainerinthe parking lot. Upon closer
scrutiny, it turned out to be a cold,
bubbly Sprite, so Waldo continued
to sip and survey the goings-onfrom
CHALK UP ANOTHER
Island Times pigskin prognos-
ticator Barry McCleary celebrated
his June 27 birthday with gusto. He
notes that it's only a little over two
months until the University of Ala-
bama takes on Virginia Tech in the
season openeron September 5. Roll
BACK TO THE BREEZE
Jim Cunningham and his viva-
cious wife, Margaret, just returned
from a trip to Costa Rica. The two
world travelers are happy to be back
home, but already have other exotic
destinations in mind.
STING RAYSTUNG ROBERT
After a two mile trek, Robert
Rinke stepped off his paddle board
onto a stingray. Luckily, a Beach life-
guard was patrolling and rendered
immediate assistance. The painful
experience landed him in the Gulf
Breeze Hospital emergency room
where doctors patched him up. He's
been hopping around the island on
Birthday gal SharonMattair and
Paradise General Manager Renee
Mack found a spot at a Biloxi Black-
jack table next to Lady Luck on June
16. Sharon came home with a pock-
etful of money according to Renee.
A birthday worth remembering.
Vernon Prather laments the fact
that between his job with the City of
GulfBreeze and time spent as an SRIA
board member, he doesn't get to fish
as much as he would like. He made up
for it last week by bringing home a
good catch from a snapper trip.
Former King of the Krewe of
Bula Dan Deanda was part of the
professionals who surveyed traffic
patterns on the Beach June 20.
Festive Glassware Beach Home Decor
Gifts For Everyone Gourmet Candies
Fleur de Lis
TIr ji ir Original Sister helly Sends Correct Answer
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Nineteen years ago on June 29
Lillian Alyse White was born.
Shortly before her birth, the Sisters
of the Beach and guys on the Beach
hosted a baby shower honoring the
expectant father. As far as the Trivia
Master can remember it was the first
and last and only baby shower held
fora man onthe Beach. Shelly Geier,
founding member of the SOBs was
the first to email "Jack White" as the
dad, owner of the flagship bar, Dirty
Joe's on the Beach. All who attended
the event ooh'd and ahh'd when Jack
opened and held up each tiny baby
garment. Refreshments were long
necks and pretzels. Entertainment
was playing pool. It was an after-
noon to remember.
Countess Kim LoBue and Sir
Bill Greene, Knights of the
Roundtable, both recalled the name
correctly, although Sir Bill admitted
to having help from Krewe of
Wrecks gum Jeff Goudey.
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Underground newspaper pub-
lisher Chuck Steele said he realized
he was probably too late, but sent
the correct answer, "Action Jack-
son." Don't shed tears for him. He
won a shirt recently.
If you want to cry, do it for
Peggy Pope who emailed that she
needed a t-shirt, but sent the cor-
rect answer too late.
And ifyou are look for the laugh
of the day, here is Joanne Brooks'
submission. "Could the answer be
Scott Amberson?" she emailed. "I
also thought of Richard Wells, but
who would remember him?"
Sorry Joanne Youremainas the
Queen of Wrong Answers as of this
date. You have no challengers.
Here's one the Trivia Master
thinks will stump all of you. What
was the name of the singing group
which entertained at the Sandspur
Republic's fantastic fireworks dis-
play on the Fourth of July?
Rules are the same.
Send your answer to
islandtimes@bellsouth .net with
"trivia" in the subject line and
include your name, phone num-
ber. Deadline to answer is July 1,
2009. Good luck!
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June 30,2009 Island Times PAGES
Move Over Mickey- Santa Rosa Beach Mouse Takes Center Stage For Study
Santa Rosa Beach Mice took cen-
ter stage at the July 24 Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority Committee meetings
They are the stars of a research project
and all it costs them is the tips of their
talks. There are lots of them and they are
not endangered and probably never will
be, unlike the six other remaining spe-
cies of the Island mouse community The
Santa Rosa Beach Mouse is so prolific
that t1 stands m for some of the endan-
gered species when it comes to research
These mice will not stop develop-
ment like the Perdido Key Beach Mouse.
"IfI were a mouse," Board Mem-
ber Dave Pavlock said, "I would want
to live in the Gulf Islands National Sea-
shore There are lots less people."
The whole point of the Beach
Mouse SRIA discussion was to satisfy
a request by Dr Elliot Wilkinson,
postdoctoral research associate for the
Department of Wildlife Ecology and
Conservation at the University of
"We would like to ask your per-
mission to place traps on three sections
of remnant dune habitation on county
lands within the community of
Pensacola Beach," Dr Wilkinson wrote
in a request to the Board. "Mice will
have tail tips taken and will then be re-
The Santa Rosa Beach Mice live in
dunes and come out at night to feed on
Researchers were granted permis-
sion to study the non-endangered, pro-
The Development and Leasing
Committee passed a request to allow
Tiki Island Golfand Games to add more
inflatable games to their waterslide lo-
cation. These include Castle Maze, Dol-
phin Kiddie Slide, Water Rapids,
Bouncee House, Bungee runs, and an
Obstacle Course. These amenities are
designed for children and the company
is already seeking approval from the
Escambia County Development Review
Committee to install them.
Finance Director Dottie Ford
CRABS -WE GOT 'EM
Only restaurant onPensacola Beachoffering breath taking views
of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are
straightoffthe sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoorbarand gulf
side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was
voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed
Blue Crabs,Alaskan Snow, King or Dungeness you'll fmid them all!
We have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as great
assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Don't forget to try one
of our signature drinks like'The Crab Trap' which come with a souve-
nir glass to keep
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look
for the Red Roof on Pensacola Beach. 850-932-0700
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 arattan stool. Cold beer. Live
Music. Exotic Libations Friendly locals Lunch and Dinner every-
day. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's Famous
Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7 Live Bands. Poker on Monday
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7
The GulfCoast's Premier Entertaament Complex. Seven rooms
of fun all under one roof Karaoke, Texas Hold 'Em, Team Trivia,
Pool, Video games & more. Live Entertainment 7 nights a week.
Live music on 4 stages every Friday & Saturday night. Serving
lunch and dinner New Gift Shopi Located in Historic Downtown
Pensacola at 130 East Government Street. Open Monday Satur-
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brought her usual message of economic
cheer by telling the committee members
that the revenues in April were up by
"This is about $30,000 more than
we had for the same period last year,"
she said. "Also, lease fees from busi-
nesses were $1,284,029 and were $1,
511,757 from residents."
The Development and Leasing
Committee also approved a change m
the lease agreement with the Innisfree
Corporation which is planning to build
a Hohday Inn on the Gulfront. Approval
is required to secure finance. A clause
m the document dedicating insurance
proceeds to satisfy the mortgage rather
than post-disaster rebuilding caused
some discussion among the committee
Board member Ed Guernsey said,
"We want to see the commercial opera-
tions succeed Idon'tseeany thing wrong
with them having this right."
The approval will be subject to the
attorneys' review and additions to the
lease and will come before the Full
Board, July 8.
New Beach businesses will be of-
ficially welcomed on opening day by
the Santa Rosa Island Authority on the
electronic reader board The Committee
approved this busmess-fnendly initia-
tive Previously, the board was used for
safety and public service messages only.
Chairman Fred Gant closed the
meeting reminding the members that
Pensacola Beach was well-
represented at the June 22
Pensacola Pelicans game when
SRLA staffer Kane Denny was
showing off her Beach themed
suite. Eiyoying the ballgame are
(L to R) Beach Chamber Presi-
dent JeffElbert and Mke Gra-
ham, who assist drivers with toll
-10oro KArn D.urn
FLOUNDER'S CHOwDER HOUSE
Celebrating 30 years of Floundering neathh the moon and
stars. Offering fresh Seafood including Tuna, Mahi and of course
Flounder' Award winning chowder, po boys, burgers and
Pensacola Beach Style baked oysters. Sample our Fresh catch
including the Shrimp Boat Platter- loaded with shrmnp cocktail,
BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shnmp and U-peel ems.
Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well
within view of dinig parents. For late night revelers- Flounder's is
host to the world's fmest beach bands. Dance all night on Flounders
beach to the most popular bands from across the south
Open 7 days a week Sunday Brunch.Atthe Traffic Light on
beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003
Ahoy, Matey. You've found a Pensacola Beach treasure
Pirates welcome. Fresh Gulf seafood served in the galley or
outside on the awning covered deck Glass front bar overlooks
LaFitte Cove. All kands of oysters. Live lobster. Gumbo. Din-
ner specials nightly. Sizeable sandwiches and burgers for Land-
lubbers. Take home a t-shirt.
Look for the Jolly Rogers flying over the west end of the
Island at 1010 Fort Pickens Road We're here everyday at 11.
932-4139. wwwpeglegpetes conm
SIDELINE' SPORTS BAR AND RESTAURANT
Score! Don't miss a point See it all m 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
they were invited to attend the Ad Hoc
Committee Meeting when the presen-
tations are made by the five finalist mas-
ter planning fmns on July 7 beginning at
9 a.m. in the boardroom. The public is
The next meeting of the IslandAu-
thority will be the Full Boardon Wednes-
day, July 8 at 5 p.m. m the boardroom
at 1 Via de Luna. The meetings are open
to the public.
McGuiE's IRIS Pu
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood andIrish specialties including Irish fishennan's
bouillabaisse, Corned Beef and Cabbage and Shepherd's Pie all inside
a turn of the century New York Irish Saloon themed pub. McGuire's
is celebrated for its atmosphere, boasting more than 750,000 signed
dollar bills hanging from the ceilings of the pub. Live entertainment
coupled with great food andwarm and friendly serviceby Employees
who Give a Dann! Visit our on-site brewery and the O'Tolf Wine
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The" WorldFamous Sandshaker"- a Pensacola Beach Tradition
since 1973. It's the Home of the Original Bushwacker and has been
selling this signature dnnk for over 30 years. The Shaker was the 1st
bar on the Beach to offer this tasty frozen concoction. Live Music
Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun Karaoke Tuesday. "Grilling & Chillin"
with Lost Kees, Sat-Sun 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Across from the Boardwalk on Pensacola Beach. Open 10
am until 3am. 850-932-2211 www.sandshaker corn for photo gal-
lery and event schedule.
Openat7:30a m. sixdaysaweek ClosedonTuesday Owned
and operated by friendly natives serving locally produced seafood
and delicacies. The Fish Tacos are an experience to enjoy The own-
ers say their goal is to preserve the unique flavors of the GulfCoast.
Go fresh. Go native Specialty desserts top off expertly prepared
meals. Seating is informal. Art gallery setting with local artists dis-
playing whimsical works.
45 Via de Luna. Downtown Pensacola Beach. 934-4848.
PAGE 6 Island Times June 30,2009
Let mejust begin by saying" I
love living on Pensacola Beach lo-
cated on Santa Rosa Island."
I have a firm belief that this
beach should be enjoyed by every-
one who can scrounge up the dollar
to cross through the tollgate. This
island has always been inhabited by
two types of people those of us
who give thanks to God each time
we top the bridge for the beauty He
created and those who only see the
money to be made from His creation
I know that's not politically cor-
rect anymore to talk about our faith
or God for fear of offending some-
one. It's not what's in your pocket
that matters, but what's inyour heart.
Now that I've gotten that off my
chest, we can get to the fun stuff.
We had a bubbly fueled Sister's
L'Oignon. She lives so faraway that
she could not come to the Beach, so
we partied without her. Judy
L'Oignon, her stepmother opened
presents and is going to deliver them
to her Best wishes to her!
I could hardly wait to tell y'all
about our recent trip to visit Marilyn
LeNormand. Since Marilyn's move
to Mobile, we rarely have the op-
portunity to celebrate her birthday
anymore. So a few of us from the
Wednesday Night Mentally Healthy
Ladies decided we would surprise
her with a visit. Well, of course we
called to say we were coming to
visit, we just didn't tell here were
bringing her a Birthday Party. Oh
yeah, the First Official Road Trippin'
We gave Elaine Mitchell the
charge of making arrangements with
Marilyn while keeping the party a
secret. She's a clever one, our
Elaine! The original plan wasjust a
day trip with hopes of keeping
Marilyn from stressing with prepa-
rations for overnight guests.
Wrong. She insisted we stay
the night as she was taking two
days of vacation. Poor, poor
By the time Elaine, Charlotte
Spencer and I arrived she was so
stressed because of a sewer prob-
lem that she had booked a suite in a
local motel. She had been dealing
with the problem for four days al-
ready, and was now on her second
plumber who was five hours late.
Talk about stress!
Courtney Winstead had arrived
before us and Paulette Provost was
expected later in the afternoon.
(Paulette was busy buying a brand
new car, so her only charge was to
just get there.)
Imagine, five female guests and
no facilities. Well, the plumber fi-
nally arrived and managed to fix the
problem just in time; although we
had assured Marilyn we were quite
capable of "camping" without
proper facilities having survived
worse conditions after hurricanes.
Hey, we still had electricity!
So, we're enjoying Marilyn's
Outdoor Oasis, which never fails to
soothe the soul with its tropical spa
atmosphere and we've been very
clever so far at hiding all birthday
stuff while waiting for Paulette.
Courtney (who is always so de-
pendably responsible) had re-
nounced all responsibility after
bringing ice-cream birthday cake all
the way from Pensacola.
So, here's the best part-
Paulette made it; we successfully
surprised Marilyn with gifts; the
plumbing's fine; and we're about to
put candles on the cake but it is very
soft and mushy because Courtney
put the ice cream cake in the refrig-
erator instead of the freezer! That's
right Courtney, the freezer's the
And, we all need the freezer
'cause it is waayyy too hot to cook.
Here's my recipe for staying cool for
the 4th of July.
Green seedless grapes are won-
derfully refreshing after being fro-
zen. Just pop'em in the freezer (the
other door) and enjoy while watch-
Another favonte is mini banana
splits just split half a banana, add
your favorite ice cream, fruit pre-
serves, nuts, whipped cream and
whatever else that looks good.
Happy Birthday America! Be
safe, have fun and don't forget to
share. See ya at the fireworks.
peas, porrib e &
a bry martini
by Kathi Lewis
The Sisters of the Beach are steeped heavily in tradition, so when
Emily L'Oignon could not attend the wedding shower hosted in her honor
on June 20, her stepmom, Judy L'Oignon dutifully received gifts and
even donned the Good Luck Shower Hat on her behalf. The Sisters
made a champagne toast to the prospective bride via her cell phone.
#, S *6.
April Wolfe is a good sport as she waits for another ball to hit the
mark and drop her into the dunking booth. The carnival was hosted by
the Krewe of Brewe on Father's Day at the Shaker. The proceeds
benefitted Covenant Hospice and Cancer Kids at Sacred Heart.
Maria's Iresb Seafoob Market
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A REAL CORKER
Corksmay have tradition on their side, but
they have their limitations. To begin with,
thereisa limitedsupply Inaddition, corkis
subjectto occasional taint, which can pro-
duce a musty flavor in wines Then, there
is the matter of people finding the use of a
corkscrewto be an intimidating obstacle to
theenjoymentofwnednnking. With all this
in mind, several alternatives to cork have
appeared Synthetc corks are easy to
mass produce, but some leach plastic fla-
vors into the wine As for screwtops, they
have yettogain consumer acceptance. All
of which bring us to the MetaCork, which
combines a tsttop wilh a cork (natural or
synthetic) hat makes for easy uncorking of
HINT: Once opened, the twistportion of
the MetaCork goes back on the bottle and
the cork is discarded.
The cork may become a thing of the past
Beach Wines and Liquors Inc has avail-
able a wide array of wine that will be the
perfectaccompaniment to whatever type
of meal or party you are planning. We are
very knowledgeable about the wines we
carry, so if you need assistance, please
don't hesitate to ask. Come by 5 Via de
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Taps New Board
The Junior League of Pensacola
announces the 2009-2010 board of
directors who took office June 1:
President: Ildi Hosman, President
Elect: Mandi Edwards, Executive
Secretary: Laura Lee, Treasurer:
Alicia Steele, Treasurer Elect: Tasha
Aarts, Communications Vice Presi-
dent: Heather Stout, Community
Vice President: Andrea Tippett,
Fundraising and Finance Vice Presi-
dent: Michelle Newcomer, Member-
ship Vice President: MaryAnn
Louiselle, MemberatLarge: Sherri
Barber, Parliamentanan: Jennifer
PiverandTnsh Gross, SustainerVice
The JuniorLeagueof Pensacola
is a nonprofit organization com-
prised of 200 women who are ac-
tively volunteering and serving in
June 30, 2009 Island Times PAGE 7
The newest Florida Lottery re-
tailer on the Beach is David Griffin
at Beach Wines and Liquors in the
Soundside Market. He commented
that he wants some really lucky
people to buy winning tickets, so he
canbe a small part of their good for-
HARD WORKING REP
Florida Chamber of Commerce
recognized Rep. Dave Murzin as a
"Distinguished Advocate" who
fought for Florida' s employers
throughout the 2009 Legislative Ses-
sion. Murzin, whose district includes
Pensacola Beach, championed key
Florida Business Agenda priorities
and fought tirelessly for the passage
of pro-jobs legislation. Representa-
tive Murzin is a candidate for the
District 2 State Senate seat being va-
cated by Durell Peadon.
Bronze Star recipient Staff Sgt.
Brandon Adams has been chosenby
theUS Army as a RealHero. As part
of the program, an action figure has
been created in his likeness. The
SandshakerLounge will host a Real
Hero party on Saturday, July 25 to
honor Adams. He will be giving his
action figure to youngsters along
with autographs. Look for more de-
tails in the July 7 Island Times.
Savanna is a psychic reader
who will comment on your past or
future. Gather friends and host a
group reading. No crystal ball nec-
essary. Savanna is waiting for your
call at 850-341-4209.
ROLLOUT THE BARREL
You might have a barrel of fun
or you may just get really full eating
one of Surf Burger's signature
breakfast Barrel Rolls. Wash it down
with a hot cup of Community cof-
fee and you will be ready for the
Beach Realtor Karen Cook cel-
ebrates her birthday on July 3. Her
words of wisdom are a recipe for
business success in this economy.
Work hard, add volunteer hours, mix
well with equal parts fun on the
SHOP TIL YOU DROP
If you could not resist all the
must-have items at Island Style and
your suitcase is just too small, call
the UPS Store. They will wrap and
ship yourvacation keepsakes home.
WHERE TO WATCH
Fireworks are best viewed with
friends and family on the sandy
shoreline of Santa Rosa Sound. But,
there are no bad seats in the core
area, so head to your favonte bistro
orpub and secure a table orbar stool
and have a good time.
Saints fans only have about
six weeks left before the pre-sea-
son kicks off, August 14. If you
need to add to your fleur de lis
collection, go see Carol Campbell
at Blue Sky Gift Shop. You will
be amazed at the selection. Subtle
pewter on shotglasses to wild
purple, green and gold yard signs.
Geaux there soon.
In case you haven't noticed,
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'ake Two Apples
andi ('ll me in the morning...
T he I, II ioris in and she's hip, too!
By Tracey Pinkston, J.D., M.D.
Everyone has occasional
trouble falling asleep --the times
when even counting the cute mat-
tress commercial's sheep won't even
help. Perhaps it was a stressful day
or an exciting event approaching
that occupies our minds and keeps
the ZZZZs from coming. However,
there are millions of Americans for
whom a sound sleep is only a far
away dream. Insomnia can be seri-
ous, not only because of the conse-
quences of lack of sleep (like inabil-
ity to concentrate at work or failing
school performance) but can also be
potentially life-threatening in the
case of falling asleep while driving
or developing heart problems due
to deranged sleeping patterns.
Fortunately, we now have a rep-
ertoire of things that can help. The
first changes to initiate are gener-
ally called "sleep hygiene." These
are things to change about your
lifestyle that will help you be more
ready to sleep when it's time to lie
down Changes like avoiding caf-
feine in the afternoon, settling down
into a relaxing evening routine be-
fore bed, and avoiding stimulating
activities such as heavy exercise in
the evening can help prepare your
mind for sleep.
It is also important to prepare
your sleep environment. Have a
comfortable, inviting bedroom free
from clutter and work distractions.
Avoid having computers, faxes, tele-
phones and other work-related para-
phernalia in the same room where
you sleep. Having a daunting work
report on the desk just across the
room from your bed can make you
feel the pressure as you try to rest.
So try to separate your work space
from your bedroom.
Take a few moments, perhaps
15 to 20 minutes before bed to
stretch, do yoga, ormeditate inquiet.
This can help prepare your mind for
restful sleep. Onceyourbody, mind,
and sleep space are prepared appro-
priately, sleep should come more
easily. If it does not, some additional
help in the form of an herbal or ho-
meopathic sleep aid or herbal tea
(such as chamomile) may help.
Magnesium before bedtime can be
an effective adjunct to your sleep
hygiene, as magnesium helps to pro-
mote relaxation. Melatonin, the first
choice for jet lag, can also be help-
ful as part of your nightly routine,
even when not travelling.
If you still are having trouble
either initiating sleep or staying
asleep, it is time to see your doctor.
He or she may be able to adjust medi-
cations you are taking in order to
promote more restful sleep. Some
medications and supplements can
actually be stimulatory and contrib-
ute to insomnia. Your physician may
also want you to try some of the
available prescription sleeping medi-
cations. There are now quite a few
of them, mostly well-tolerated, and
side effects vary, so a trial of differ-
ent prescriptions may be needed to
find the one that is right for you.
Finally, yourdoctor may recom-
mend a sleep study or PSG
(polysomnograph). For this test,
you sleep at a sleep lab attached to
wires and monitors to try to deter-
mine the cause ofyourinsomnia. I'm
not sure how anyone actually gets
any sleep there with all that stuff
attached to them, but apparently
even a little sleep can help an expert
(usually a pulmonologist) to deci-
pher the data into a cause of insom-
nia. With that knowledge, your phy-
sician can devise an appropriate
sleeping strategy, which may range
from changingyourpillow to weight
loss to oxygen supplementation or
pressure support. Hopefully, no ex-
treme measures will be needed and
your nocturnal sheep will be fluffy
and your ZZZZs many.
Keep Reading Please always
consult your doctor before starting
or stopping any medication or nu-
(These statements have not been reviewed
by the Food and DrugAdminstration Ths at-
tile is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent,
or cure any disease. This article is intended for
general informanonal purposes only. It is not
intended as specific medical advice fo any in-
dividual Please seek the advice of a physician
or other licensed health care provider before un-
dertaking any health-related changes in your
medications or lifestyle )
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the teachers canbeterminatedwith- LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.
out warning, without being given a
reason and without due process.
The first teacher was termi-
nated in 2005 after 15 years at the
school. In 2006 the second teacher
was terminated after 22 years, and
one year before her retirement. In
2009 the next teacher was termi-
nated after 21 years.
It is difficult to understand how
the governing board of the school
has given this power to one person
and continue to support him. It is
not good formorale and it's morally
and ethically wrong.
The school's FCAT scores
were consistently among the high-
est in the state. How can the Beach
school continue to succeed in the
atmosphere of management by in-
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June 30,2009 Island Times PAGE 9
SClo Ab The following properties on Pensacola
Beach sold over the last sixty days
BBeach Closings Abound according to the multiple listing service.
3 PORTOFINO DR, #PHT, $650,000
5 PORTOFINO DR, #1506, $315,000
2 PORTOFINO DR, #1908, $375,000
5 PORTOFINO DR, #1501, $625,000
1100 FT PICKENS RD, #B12, $269,000
1765 ENSENADA DOS, $527,500
1300 FT PICKENS RD, #128, $165,000
4 PORTOFINO DR, #2007, $600,000
1012 VIA DE LUNA, $300,000
1020 FT PICKENS RD, $821,700
19 W GALVEZ CT, $455,000
1600 VIA DE LUNA, E703 $190,000
Linda Taylor Murphy
Now's the time to make a
real estate purchase.
5 PORTOFINO DR, #1904, $549,900
3 PORTOFINO DR, #1405, $330,000
1412 VIA DE LUNA, $199,900
1 PORTOFINO DR, #1901, $635,000
1012 PANFERIO DR, $230,000
1111 FT PICKENS RD, #424, $370,000
21 CALLE HERMOSA, $975,000
1650 VIA DE LUNA, #ES, $124,900
2 PORTOFINO DR, #902, $345,000
1 PORTOFINO DR, #1201, $626,600
100 SIGUENZA DR, $599,000
4 PORTOFINO DR, #1706, $350,000
1200 FT PICKENS RD, #7D, $265,000
2 PORTOFINO DR, #1306, $384,500
3 PORTOFINO DR, #604, $550,000
1206 MALDONADO DR, $420,000
603 ARIOLA DR, $291,000
602 VIA DE LUNA, $120,000
[Sales report was provided by
Jeremy Johnson, Island Realty]
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Billowing Sails Bring Competitors To Finish Line
Fair skies and summer breezes
were on tap for competitors who
raced in the Island Fever Regatta,
Saturday, June 13 on Pensacola
Beach. The annual race whose
course was in Santa Rosa Sound is
sponsored by Key Sailing.
"We had a good day of racing,"
said Kirk Newkirk, sponsor. "I ap-
preciate all those who entered and
came out to be part of the action."
The racing was followed imme-
diately by an Awards party. The re-
sults are as follows:
2. Mike Wilson
3. Mark Smith
4. John McDonald
5. Andy Humphry
6. Bob Crry
Runners Prepare To
Tackle Beach Course
The Pensacola Runners Asso-
ciation will host a 5K race, July 19
on Pensacola Beach to benefit the
Center for Independent Living. For
more information, or to volunteer,
or sponsor the race, contact Brian
Casey atbcasey email@example.com or
call 850-261-1779 or850-623-8458.
9. Rick Adams
10. Charlie Harp
Upcoming regattas on
Pensacola Beach include the Patri-
ots Race, July 4 at Pensacola Beach
Yacht Club; the Mayor's Race at
Key Sailing and the all-female Race
for the Roses at PBYC both on Au-
gust 8. For more information, call
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Wednesday Tim Spencer 7 to 11
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Ta E.K. Hewsu fSee what the
\^y L^M^^t lOo VL _Locals Are
by E.K Hewson Buzzina
So last weekend the Colonel, my
husband, and the Kid, our son, get the
brilliant idea to take Sparky, the fam-
ily cat, on our afternoon sail. I must
have been sporting a "you can't be
serious" look on my face because
immediately I was barraged with in-
stant messagesof the convincingkind.
"Whatta you think?" I think I
need to put another six pack m the
"It'll be fun!" Could someone
please definefun for me?
"I read in Sail magazine that
cats like boats." I must have missed
But being the team player that I
am, I begrudgingly agreed and stood
my ground that Sparky had to stay in
hercat carieruntil wewere under sail.
I had this vision that's we were back-
ing up under motor or while trying to
raise the sails, she would attempt to
abandon ship and I just wasn't in the
mood to perform a man overboard
drill for the cat. So after much coax-
ing and a lot of wrestling, I shoved
Sparky into her Louis Kitton carrier.
After much hissing at me and
meowing at her boys to rescue her
from the evil Human Lady, we all
wondered what she was trying to tell
us. The Colonel started and said in a
high-pitched squeak, "Hey, I travel
only first class, not in some meshbag
My name is Sparky, not Popeye
that rubs on my bottom." Well he
didn't actually say bottom, but he did
use a high-pitch squeaky voice. The
Kid followed with the only thing he
thinks Sparky ever says and that is
"You got any food? Shrimp? Salmon?
As for me, I was sure she was
saying things like, "Human Lady, I
willgetyouforthis. I think, if I make
it home okay, I will use your one of a
kind chaise lounge for a litter box.
Then I will sharpen my claws onyour
suede bar stools so I can hone my
climbing skills on one of your Ma-
rine Corps ball gowns because you
and I both know the Colonel never
remembers to shut the closet door"
Once again, I try to tell the boys
that I think this might not be the best
of ideas. But before I know it, the
Colonel is placing Sparky in her car-
rier on the bow of the boat. I try to
communicate to her that I really tried
and beg her not to go after my gowns.
I am almost certain she answered me
with"Get me offthis boat and you've
got a deal Human Lady." No such
Before I knew it, we were under
sail and the Kid was letting Sparky
out of her carrier. At first there was
massive meowing. Again we played
the translation game. "This ain't no
Cat Boat," said the Colonel.
"Where's my lifejacket?" translated
"My name is Sparky, not
Popeye. Don't you folks under-
stand?" was my best guess. But with
the wind in her ears and the intrigu-
ing smells of the Potomac River, she
finally began to calm down. That is
right until we sailed across the wake
of a gargantuan power boat. As river
water dripped off her whiskers and
with her paws soaking wet, Sparky
let us all know that sailing is for
morons who don't have anything
betterto do withtheir time like sleep.
No feline translation needed. She
soonfound herway downbelow into
the v-berth and onto a blanket where
she slept until sunset.
As we tied up The Tempest,
she awoke completely dry and
very well rested. She sauntered
and stretched her way to the bow
of the boat and in one leapwas on
the dock where she sat patiently
waiting for us to finish securing
it. For the walk home, the Colo-
nel carried the cooler: the Kid car-
ried the empty picnic basket; and
I carried a 14 pound seasick
Sparky. Eventually she got her
land legs back and I assure you she
is now plotting her revenge that
would make a Somali pirate
proud. Until next time...
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The 2009 Red, White & Blues
Week turns up the summer heat
with four days of high-flying
chills, thrills, dives and stunts that
push the boundaries of gravity
from July 6-12 on Pensacola
Beach. The jam-packed week of
events culminates with the
Pensacola Beach Air Show, featur-
ing civilian and military aircraft
flight demonstrations and con-
cludes with Pensacola's own Blue
The week kicks off with Blue
Angels jets flying Circle & Arrival
maneuvers at 8 a.m. on Wednes-
day, July 8. The Blues will also
perform a practice session at 2
p.m. on Thursday, July 9.
The full dress rehearsal begins
at noon on Friday, July 10 and in-
cludes Julian MacQueen, the U.S.
Coast Guard, Skip Stewart, Gary
Ward, Aeroshell Aerobatics and the
and F/A-18 Hornets. The main
event, the Pensacola Beach Air
Show, kicks off at noon on Satur-
day, July 11.
The complete Red, White and
Blues Week schedule is as follows:
July: 7-9p.m. Bandson
the Beach featuring Kyle Parker
Band at the Gulfside Pavilion.
July 8 8-10a.m. "Breakfast
With the Blues" Blue Angels Circle
and Arrival maneuvers.
July 9: 2p.m., BlueAngels
Practice Air Show.
July 10: Noon, Full Dress Re-
hearsal of Pensacola Beach Air
Show. Blue Angels fly at 2 p.m.
July 10: 6-8p.m., Soundsof
Summer concert featuring Anna
Garrott at the Quietwater Shell.
July 11: Noon, Pensacola Beach
Air Show. Blue Angels fly at 2 p.m.
July 11: 6-8 p.m. Sounds of
Summer featuring Anna Garrott at
the Quietwater Shell.
July 12: 6-8 pm. Sounds of
Summer featuring Anna Garrott at
the Quietwater Shell.
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the Gary McAdams 5K run on Pensacola Beach, June 20. The fleet-footed
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The decision to declare the in-
dependence of America was a unani-
mous decision by the 56 persons,
from the 13 colonies, on July 4,1776.
That document set in motion actions
that led to our independence. It read,
"When in the course of human
events it becomes necessary for one
people to dissolve the political
bands which have connected them
with another and to assume among
the powers of the earth, the sepa-
rate and equal station to which the
Laws of Nature and of Nature's God
entitle them, a decent respect to the
opinions of mankind requires that
they should declare the causes
whichimpel them to the separation."
It then spelled out the principles
on which this new nation would be
founded. It was an amazing accom-
plishment. The signers of the Decla-
ration were just as amazing. Two,
John Adams and Thomas Jefferson,
would eventually become presidents.
The youngest, at the age of 26, was
Dr Cru,.k .in ie r j.,.ir
p,. ItOi'I B ju auIhirA,
EdwardRutledge; and the oldest was
BenjaminFranldin, at age 70.
Although they were unanimous
in their desire to be independent, they
did not always agree on other mat-
ters. That, it seems to me, has al-
ways been instrumental in helping to
achieve the longevity of our Nation.
Differences of opinion cause
us to examine the stances we take.
If we are to accomplish anything of
significance, we generally need to
be open to compromise. So, the de-
cisions that are finally arrived at may
notbe the perfect decisions, but may
be the best given the differences of
We are certainly indebted to
those brave people who put us on
the path to independence. And one
of the best ways we can express our
appreciation is to celebrate with joy
and gusto on July 4th, and commit
ourselves to doing what we can to
preserve the principles that make our
Museum Presents Finding Amelia
The riddle of what really hap-
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her America's favorite missing per-
son. The National Naval Aviation
Museum will unveil a restored
Lockheed Electra, the type of aircraft
flown by Amelia Earhart, at 3 p.m.
on Thursday, July 2 in the Blue An-
gel Atrium as part of a special pro-
gram on the 72nd anniversary of
Amelia Earhart's disappearance.
Followmg the aircraft rollout, Ric
Gillespie, executive director of The
International Group for Historic Air-
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road to the Fort which has re-opened after being destroyed by hurricanes
has allowed access once again for locals and tourists. The charge to
enter the Fort is $8 per carload with the exception of the Fee Free
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June 30, 2009 Island Times PAGE 17
Arrive On Time For Weekly Poker Tourneys
Get your chips. Pull your
chair up to the felt for the Texas
Hold 'Em 4444 Fun games on
Pensacola Beach. Don't
be late. The games start
promptly at 7 p.m.
BeachTime on Monday,
Thursday and Sunday.
"When you adjust
for Beach time that
means about 7:20 or so,"
says Poker Promoter
Rick Uzdevenes. "How-
ever, we are no longer
going to allow players to
join the game after the
first break," he added.
Billie Urquhart's timing has
been very good. She has outlasted
all the Island card sharps on June
22 at the Sandshaker to take home
the win over Dr. Glenn Burleson.
One of the winningest Texas Hold
'Em 4444 Fun players, Phil Tracy,
"It's hard to beat a gal who
can draw to four-of-a-kind in the
final hand," said Burleson.
Justin Scher played to a win
over Phil Tracy at the Shaker on
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when playing at Paddy O'Leary's
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Price Ranson found his stride on
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a break from the poker tables.
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Phil Tracy and
Eric "the Post-
Phil Tracy delivered winning
hands all night on June 16 to claim
the title over Eric "the Postman"
Big Todd Lentini and Phil
Tracy battled for forty minutes in
a head-to-head showdown on June
17 at Paddy O'Leary's. Todd was
the victor. The following night
Phil Tracy came out on top and set
a new chip record of
$110,500,000 in front of a packed
house at Paddy's. Kristin Larmier
was second and Kevin Reininger
was a strong third.
Father's Day fame went to Phil
Tracy who would make that his fifth
win of the month. Todd Lentini was
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The Beach Beat Goes On with Free Concerts
Enjoy music four nights a week
as the Bands on the Beach and
Sounds of Summer concert series
continue through July. Bands on the
Beach gets underway from 7-9 p.m.
every Tuesday evening at the
Gulfside Pavilion on Pensacola
Beach. Sounds of Summerweekend
concerts keep the music playing
from 6-8 p.m. most Friday, Satur-
day and Sunday evenings at the
Quietwater Amphitheatre on the
Boardwalk. The free concert series
are provided by the SRIA
Spectators are encouraged to
bring lawn chairs or blankets to the
pavilion area. No pets are allowed
and glass is prohibited. For more
information and the band schedule
The Pensacola Beach Woman's Club installed officers at their May luncheon.
The new board members are (L to R): Second Vice President, Janet Penniman;
President, Lynda Knell; Secretary, Patty Lou Kattner; Treasurer, Nancy Wyse;
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June 30, 2009 Island Times PAGE 19
reading' the water
by Saltwater Rick
rule! The Sandshaker gang proved
this with a great catch off The En-
tertainer, reports poker great Larry
Paz. Larry and the guys took to the
Gulf on a rescheduled trip from a
weather delay in May, and came
back with some great stories.
Larry tells of an endless fight
that turned out to be a five foot long
Barracuda. It was released a lot
faster than it was landed. For more
onthe tales from the deepyou'll have
to stop by the famous watering hole
and get your fill.
Justin Scher, another beach
pokerlegend, reports the Specks are
slotsize in the grassbeds and sunrise
wading is very productive around
Todd Lentini reports losing a
nice one and a favorite topwaterjig
as he was bringing it in.
"The knot must have failed," he
His buddies told of a shallow
water chase as Todd went after the
fish and hisjig. but the fish won and
went home with Todd's topwater.
The big boats are coming in
daily with Snapper and Tuna, so stop
by when you see them at the clean-
ing tables. It's a real treat and they
might even sell you a fillet. Better
yet, do yourself a favor and go
Explore Underwater Sealife at Snorkeling Session
Fort Pickens Offers Free Fun
Find out what treasures swim
and lurk on the sandy bottom dur-
ing the Snorkeling Sessions at
Fort Pickens at the western tip of
Santa Rosa Island, Fridays at 10
a.m. through August 14.
Meet at Battery Worth Picnic
Area. Look for the dive flag.
Equipment is provided, first come,
first served, or bring your own
mask and snorkel. Wear water
shoes. Children under 17 years of
age must be accompanied by an
There is an $8 per car en-
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heat, drink plenty of water, use
sunscreen with SPF rating of 30
or higher, and wear sunglasses and
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CRAB & SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
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