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Sticking together when you go out into the world is an important lesson that Beach School kindergartners will learn from their teacher Jennifer Neal
(background). Five-year-olds (L to R) Dylan Seeker, David Reece and John Reece are ready to join the ranks of the Beach School Sandpipers when the school
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School Applications Soar, Enrollment Policy Changes


Too many children. Not enough
room. This dilemma has haunted the
Pensacola Beach Elementary School
Board for the past several years. As
more families have moved to the
Beach and more students from other
areas have applied for entrance into
the Beach Charter School, the pro-
gram has strained the facilities be-
yond repair. The Enrollment Policy
Committee worked on a solution to
bring before the Board and although
they admitted that their recommen-
dation is not perfect, it was ap-
proved during the summer.
The Enrollment Policy Commit-
tee recommended that the School
give priority to children who live on
Pensacola Beach. Applicants from
off beach homes would only be ac-
cepted if the student cap in that
grade had not yet been reached.
As of July 26, the Board had
already received 168 applications,
and the enrollment cap at the Beach
School has been placed at 144 stu-
dents. The enrollment period ends
onAugust 14 at 4 p.m. and the Com-
mittee will meet that evening to de-
termine who will be able to attend
the school.
"This is the hardest thing I have
ever done in education," Jeff
Castleberry, principal said, when he
told the board at their July 26 meet-
ing that not all applicants who want
to attend the Beach school would
be accepted. "School is about build-
ing relationships with parents and
kids. We have raised the limits to
allow more students to attend.
People are moving to the Beach. It
is sad that some kids who have been
here since kindergarten and are an
asset will not be able to return, based
on the fact that they do not live on
the Beach. We have built a relation-
ship, but now they are facing not


coming to this school."
In the meantime, the School is
ready to start classes on August 24
with all the pre-planning and prepa-
ration complete.
Another difference this year
will be that no food will be served at
the School. Children must bring their
own lunch to school. Also, the stu-
dents may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m.
with the final bell ringing at 8 a.m. to
begin classes.
In anticipation of a smooth
opening day, the School has sched-
uled an Orientation Night on Thurs-
day, August 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. Par-
ents only are invited to this event
where they will meet their child's
teacher, and be given a great deal of
information.
"Orientation is where parents
are informed of all the happenings,
policies and expectations of the
year," said third grade teacher Joy
McLaurine, a Board member. "It is
so that we all start on the same page
the first day of school. Usually, the
parents bring their child's supplies
to this meeting."
The July School Board meeting
closed with a review of Jeff
Castleberry's performance and he
was given a year's renewal to his
contract plus a bonus equal to that
given to all the teachers.
Board member Shelby Smith
said, "We need to give to the princi-
pal more support with additional
help in handyman services or sup-
port personnel."
The Board voted to accept the
slate of officers for the coming year
including Todd McCurdy, presi-
dent; Kim Homewood, vice-presi-
dent; Julie Cardwell-Fritz, treasurer;
and Reed Dunne, secretary. The
board still needs a replacement for
former member Patrick Lanza, who


resigned this summer, and a second
member from the teaching staff will
round out the board.
The School always welcomes
the incoming class of 22 kindergart-
ners who will begin their school ca-
reer under the expert tutelage of Jen-
nifer Neal. They will be introduced
to the Promethian Board where they
will work onthe details of their morn-
ing meeting, like singing and jour-
nal writing.
Some representatives of these
computer savvy five-year-olds are
on the front page of this issue.
Neal manages to tuck an unbe-
lievable dossier of facts into the
bright minds of her eager students.
By the end of the year, they will be
reading, doing math from their own
books; learning the calendar, names
of all 50 states, continents, oceans,


and all of the presidents.
Besides all that, the Beach
School's youngest class likes lunch
time, recess, going to the Beach, PE,
checking out library books and try-
ing to win the Spirit Stick which goes
to the class who has the most stu-
dents wearing Sandpiper t-shirts on
Friday.
There are classes in Spanish,
art, music and more. Neal who lives
most of her life with her "little
friends" at the Beach School, shared
some of her favorite adult philoso-
phies.
"I appreciate the incredible sup-
port from our community and vol-
unteers which makes it unlike any
other school where I have taught."
This is the fifth year for Neal at
the Beach School. Her teaching ca-
reerbeganin 1989.


"I also appreciate Mr.
Castleberry," she said. "I appreciate
his tireless effort to make PBES the
best it can be."
Neal mentioned her favorite
book "All I Need To Know I Learned
In Kindergarten" by Robert
Fulghum, published in 1990. Many
of you will remember he suggested
that it was a great idea, no matter
how old you are, to hold hands and
stick together when you go into the
real world. Maybe the "little friends"
will want to write that on their white
board every day and recall the
phrase as they advance, year by
year, through the next five grades
as the Beach School.
Sticking together, hand in hand,
according to Jennifer Neal, is a great
way to begin kindergarten and is the
key to a good life every year after.


SRIA Hires World Renowned Planner


Ed Stone and Associates of Ft.
Lauderdale won the Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority contract to provide
a visioning plan over four other ap-
plicants, including Wallace, Roberts
and Todd, who had prepared a plan
for Pensacola Beach twenty-two
years ago.
EDSA brought a striking list of
credentials to the table at the Ad Hoc
Committee which recommended
them to the SRIA at their July 8 meet-
ing. EDSA has completed projects
all over the world in waterfront com-
munities like Amelia Island, Atlantis
Paradise Island in the Bahamas,
Dubai Festival City, Dubai, United
Arab Emirates, and Hongtang Bay,
HaInan China.
The firm is already well ac-
quainted with Pensacola Beach,
having designed Portofino, the
Beach Club and the Indigo Hotel.
The firm told the Island Author-
ity that they thoroughly understood
the concept that the area they will
consider is the core which is the area
along Pensacola Beach Blvd. and Via
de Luna between the north entrance
to the Beach and the east entrance
to the Beach at Portofino.
The initial planning concepts
for consideration in the Master Plan
are:
. Landscaping, lighting and


hardscape
* Parking needs current and future
STraffic calming
* Pedestrian access
* Transportation to/from Pensacola
Beach via waterways
* Eco-tourism
* Transportation and Parking Facili-
ties
The presentation then offered
that these areas have
been identified to
achieve a series of goals ''
including:
To ensure that
Pensacola Beach main-
tains and develops an
identity that will protect l
and enhance the quality made the p
made the pr
of life for residents and at the SRIA.
visitors alike.
To develop a plan which
solves transportation needs, both
land and water based, to provide an
end result that allows all users to
gain easy and safe access from ve-
hicular and pedestrian aspects.
m To identify and refine the ele-
ments of Pensacola Beach related to
entertainment, nature and water
based recreational activities or eco-
tourism and to leverage these assets
to visitors and ensure a plan is in
place to protect the same assets for
the residents of Escambia County


To develop a series ofbeauti-
fication projects that will enhance
the entry experience, way finding
elements, streetscapes, environ-
ment and landscape treatments.
The EDSA staff consists of
300 planners, landscape archi-
tects, urban designers and sup-
port personnel.
"Our intellectual ideals are
firmly rooted in pro-
Sfessional reality," of-
ficers of the firm say.
"Our primary objec-
tive is to always cre-
ate value through ex-
cellent design, com-
an, EDSA, pleted on time within
presentation budget."
EDSA works from
offices in Ft. Lauder-
dale which is the headquarters,
Orlando, Los Angeles, Baltimore
and Bejing.
Buck Lee, SRIA executive di-
rector, has noted that the public
will be invited to attend meetings
and to give input as the plan pro-
ceeds. No dates have been set for
these meetings yet. The cost of
the plan has not yet been deter-
mined, but the minimum amount of
$150,000 has been designated from
the Island Beautification Fund to
begin the process.


IILAND TIME
Published every other Tuesday
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Auciust 11.2009 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


Bits & Pieces
HERO
When Sandi Johnson, circula-
tion manager of the Island Times,
heard that anArmy hero would bring
his action figures to Pensacola
Beach on July 25, she quickly made
her way to the Sandshaker to get a
pairforhertwo small grandsons. The
hero was Milton High graduate Sgt.
First Class Brandon Adams, a real
soldier who is credited with prevent-
ing a suicide bomber from carrying
out his fatal mission in Baghdad.
Adams was one of eight soldiers in
the United States called on to be
named as a Real Hero and has his
own personal version of GI. Joe. It's
a great keepsake.
BOTTLES, DOGS, LITTER
Ever since I can remember, the
Santa Rosa Island Authority has
been trying to protect its visitors
from accidents and health problems
by banning bottles, dogs, and litter
from the Beach. There are even huge
fines which would be imposed on
folks who break this rule, but as far
as I know, it has only been recently


that officers have issued tickets. Can
land planners come up with some
gentle, but effective way, to ask visi-
tors to leave only their footprints,
please? Even a member of the SRIA,
in the early eighties, said, "You will
not stop me from bringing my bottle
of wine to the beach in front of my
house."
That attitude survives, at this
very moment when the SRIA is
pleading with the convenience
stores not to sell drinks in glass
bottles on the Beach. It could help,
but managers are not listening, so
the Authority is going to the top
dogs, the corporate officers.
BANDS ON THE BEACH
Free concerts on Tuesday
nights in the summer bring thou-
sands of music lovers to the Beach.
Traffic is backed up all the way to
Gulf Breeze as these folks try to make
the seven o'clock starting time. In
an SRIA meeting, Dr. Tom
Campanella asked, "Are these
people bringing any business?"
Well, even the Beach residents
are bringing their coolers, chairs,


tables and children to the concerts.
Maybe, they don't spend much if
anything, but, Dr. Tom thinks of the
goodwill these concerts are gener-
ating, all the way from Gulf Breeze
Parkway to Main Street inZanesville,
Ohio. Where will these people go
on vacation next or just eat a nice
dinner? Isn't Pensacola Beach the
obvious answer?
NAN'S FEATHER
Former Spanish teacher at Gulf
Breeze High School, and well known
Pensacola Beach Realtor, Nan
Harper has another feather in her
cap. I never noticed her wearing a
feather among her many embellish-
ments such as medals, buttons, col-
orful scarves, and gold braided ep-
aulets, she has a feather now that's
pretty hot. She has been elected
president of the Women's Council
of Realtors of the State of Florida,
and she's bringing the group to
Pensacola Beach for a meeting in
October. Nan is the first person from
this area to serve as president in 33
years, and she is going to need some
help funding the conference. So, let's


Wig Ougrfo ibs


Dinner Specials
Nightly


pitch in and give President Nan some
money. Send it to Nan Harper, Is-
land Realty, 45-B Via de Luna,
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561.
Or if you want to go by and see
her, deliver your contribution.
Maybe she'll show you her new
feather.
DEPEND ON DEPUTIES
When Claire Cullerton and Carol
Ascherfeld brought up all the prob-
lems Beach rentals for weddings and
big parties are causing on the Beach
at Grover Robinson's Town Hall
meeting this summer, he told them
to call the deputies and report the
noise, litter, crowds, whatever.
"They will help you," he said.
Or if someone commits a more
serious crime such as swiping your
automobile (car thieves prefer con-
vertibles with the keys left in the
console) just call 911 and the cops
will likely locate your vehicle.


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850-932-0700
crabswegotem.com


COME BACK TO PENSACOLA
The second best place to buy a
home toward retirement is
Pensacola, according to USA Week-
end, Helena, Montana beat
Pensacola for number one, but three
other cities followed; Creve Coeur,
Missouri; Traverse City, Michigan;
and Butte-Silver Bow, Montana. Se-
lection was based on recreation,
weather, health resources, crime, and
cost of living which is below the
national average in all five towns.
AND,FINALLY
Be sure to watch for the date of
the first public meeting to view and
discuss the presentation of the land
plan by EDSA. It was promised by
Buck Lee, Island executive director,
that the public would have their few
minutes of fame when they could
give input. Keep this one on the top
of your "to do" list.


we goVter


Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach


All You Can Eat


Alaskan Snow Crab

Thursdays

4 p.m. til close


1 2 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach


Auqust 11,2009


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Island Times


Rob and Debra Scanlon split
their time between Nashville and
Pensacola Beach. One of the first
things they do when they arrive at
Santa Rosa Dunes is get their copy
of Island Times to find out where to
go and what to do. They admit tak-
ing an extra copy back to Nashville
for co-workers to read.
YACHT CLUB FILLS

The Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club now boasts a membership of
165 skippers, but there is always
room for one more. This month's
newly accepted members are Rocky
Hanson and Cebbie Collette of Gulf
Breeze.

Kenady Cook had no trouble
blowing out the single candle on her
birthday cake on August 5 at her
family's home in Destin. According
to Grandmom Pandora de Balthazar,
the one-year-old tyke was not too
sure about eating the decorative ic-
ing, but finally Kenady made her
way to the plain chocolate cake be-
neath and chowed down.
SUMMER CAMP FOR MOM
Attorney Jennifer Byrom had to
keep herself very busy for four
weeks this summer while her daugh-
ter Gracie attended camp in North-
ernAlabama. After spending all day
at the law office, Jennifer did a great
deal of sailing to pass the time.
Gracie will enter the ninth grade this
year.
UP THE COAST
Krewe of Wrecks board mem-
ber Melanie Waite has tales to tell
about a 21 day junket up the east-
ern seaboard of the U.S. Melanie,
along with her family Celene, Jim,
Cayle, Darby and Kye Sessions
hiked in South Carolina; saw muse-
ums, monuments inDC; toured win-
eries and covered bridges in Mary-
land; saw tall ships, historical sites
and ate at Cheers in Boston; rode a
ferry to Nantucket; ate pizza at
Mystic Pizza in Connecticut; caught
fish and lobsters and toured Acadia
National Park in Maine, visited
Jamestown and Busch Gardens


Williamsburg in Virginia. The high-
light for granddaughter Cayle was
celebrating her thirteenth birthday
with the ponies at Assateague Is-
land.
FOREVER REMEMBERED
Novelist Steve Alten memorial-
ized former Pensacola Beach resi-
dent the late Peter Geier in his deep
sea science thriller "Meg: Hell's
Aquarium." Peter's character of the
same name, is introduced as a wheel-
chair bound scientist who has ad-
vanced auditory skills, and serves
as part of a top notch team. The book
is available at amazon.com.
T-DIE ROLLS FOR BRYANT
Former professional baseball
player Patrick Bryant has an all-star
year planned. He is entering his se-
nior year at the University of Ala-
bama in August and will graduate in
May 2010 with a degree in Finance
and Economics. He set a wedding
date for June 5, and then has his eye
on post-graduate work with a goal
to complete that program in Decem-
ber2010. Sounds like extra innings.

It's back to school time for the
hard working educators on the Is-
land. Beach resident Sherry Hobbs
is looking forward to leading a pre-
kindergarten Exceptional Student
Education class at Oriole Beach El-
ementary. Sandee Bredesen has ac-
cepted a post at Hallmark Elemen-
tary School as part oftheirESE staff.
Kelli Gunter, who was raised on
Pensacola Beach, will teach first
grade at the Beach School.

Longtime sweethearts Bobby
Loughridge and Haley Lauren Gei-
ger were married on Pensacola
Beach at Our Lady of the Assump-
tion, August 8. Bobby is the son of
Jack and Kitty Loughridge.
PLAYING POSSUM
Reigning king of the Krewe of
Nereids George Henshall and his
wife Peggy traveled to Wausau,
Florida to the Possum Festival, Au-
gust 1. Peggy, who owns Cajun
Stitchery, perused all of the arts
and crafts. According to King
George, "Our 39th anniversary is


August 14, so we decided to make
the Possum Festival weekend part
of the celebration. We danced in
the streets."
COOKING UP FUN
Young Emma and Jared
Rodriguez became islanders briefly
while visiting their grandparents
Chrissy and Mike Cook in Villa
Sabine. They hit all the Beach hot
spots and attended the fire station
grand opening. The rest of the year
they live in Austin, Texas with par-
ents Stephanie and Titus.

Memorial Services for
Chuck L'Oignon
Sunday, August 16
1 PM
Pensacola Beach
Elk's Lodge


Tr i v
The Trivia Master has slain
the dragon. Not one single, soli-
tary, Beach super genius got the
answer to this week's trivia. The
Trivia Master, at last, stumped
everyone. The coveted Island
Times t-shirt is still on the shelf,
and the Trivia Master is strutting
around his office, looking like a
puffed up toad.
The question was, "Once
there was an ice cream shop on
Pensacola Beach named PJ's
Sweets. Who was the well known
owned of the business?" The an-
swer is Dr. Thomas Campanella,
elected member of the Santa Rosa
Island Authority.
The shop was one of the first
shops located in the commercial
area opened by Surf and Sand Cot-
tages when they converted some
of the rental cottages to retail.
This location was not quite
prehistoric, but it was pre-Sand-
spur Republic. And Thomas says


i a
that he does not know what the
initials PJ stood for, but he does,
however, still have the sign in his
garage.
The Trivia Master did get a note
from June Guerra, who reminded him
that she had a dessert bar, J's
Sweets, in the Jubilee Complex.
Close, but not the right answer.
Now, T.M., the Puffy Toad, is
going for two victories in a row.
He's looking for another doctor's
name the one who originally
owned the spaceship house on Via
de Luna. Name him.
Be the first to email the cor-
rect answer and you will get an
Island Times t-shirt. Where are
you, Queen of Wrong Answers?
This one is for you.
Rules are the same. Send your
answer to islandtimes@tbellsouth
.net with "trivia" in the subject line
and include your name, phone
number. Deadline to answer is Au-
gust 18, 2009. Good luck!


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Auciust 11.2009 Island Times PAGE 5


PTA Supports Multiple


Projects At Beach School


Boat Builders and Kayak Costumers Get Ready!

Anything That Floats Sunday, Sept. 6 2 PM
more information at 932-1500


The children at the Pensacola
Beach Elementary School may not even
realize it, but their parents in the Par-
ent-Teacher Association put a lot of
wheels in motion when school opens in
August.
"Last year our biggest accomplish-
ment was paying for half of the pur-
chase of Promethean boards for all the
classrooms," Monette Hodges, presi-
dent said. "This year we are going to
focus on the outdoors which will include
playground equipment."
The PTA sponsors numerous
fundraisers in order to achieve their goals.
"Our annual Fall Festival in Oc-
tober is one of our main fund genera-
tors," Hodges said. "We also have
other fundraisers including gift wrap
sales, cookie dough sales, doughnut
drives, movie night and others."
All the projects and programs
established by the PTA go to the ben-


efit of the children at the Beach
School.
They host the Santa Shop at
Christmas, help with field trips, and
they also put the yearbook together
for the school.
They sponsor incentive pro-
grams for the kids such as Beach Bri-
gade and the Sandollar Store. They
also help with Spring Fling which is
an art and music festival. The PTA
hosts an annual Spaghetti Dinner.
Anyone is eligible to join the
PTA. Parents, PBES staff, grandpar-
ents, community members and oth-
ers are all welcome. Dues are $7 per
family and $5 per individual.
Although other officers have
not yet been named for this year,
Hodges said Karen McCurdy is the
vice-president.
For more information or to join the
PTA, call the Beach School at 934-4020.


After


CRABS WE GOT 'EM
Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views
of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are
straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and 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 orDungeness you'll find them all!
We have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a 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
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. Sandwiches. Salads. Fresh Catch of the Day. Renee's Famous
Shrimp Salad. Happy Hour 11-7. Live Bands. Poker on Monday
and Wednesday.
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly 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 games & more. Live Entertainment 7 nights a week.
Live music on 4 stages every Friday & Saturday night. Serving
lunch and dinner. New Gift Shop! Located in Historic Downtown
Pensacola at 130 East Government Street. Open Monday Satur-
day from 11 until 2:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. until 2:30 on Sunday. Ring
434-6211 or visit www.rosies.com


Sundown


FLOUNDER'S CHOWDER HOUSE
Celebrating 30 years of Floundering 'neath 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 shrimp cocktail,
BBQ shrimp, fried shrimp, popcorn shrimp and U-peel ems.
Kids love our Pirate Ship playground located on our beach well
within view of dining parents. For late night revelers- Flounder's is
host to the worlds finest beach bands. Dance all night on Flounder's
beach to the most popular bands from across the south.
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch. At the Traffic Light on
beautiful Pensacola Beach, 850-932-2003
www.flounderschowderhouse.com

PEGLEG PETE'S
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 kinds 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. 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.


MCGUIRE'S IRISH PUB
One of America's great steakhouses; proudly serving USDA
Prime Steaks, seafood and Irish specialties including Irish fisherman'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 and warm and friendly service by Employees
who Give a Damn! Visit our on-site brewery and the O'Tolf Wine
Cellar featuring the complete vertical collection of the Chateau Mou-
ton RothschildArtist Series. Featured on NBC's 'Today' Show, highly
recommended by Fodors, Frommers andAAA travel guides, Florida
Trend Magazine Hall of Fame Member.
Open every day at 11 am, 850-433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com

SANDSHAKER LOUNGE
The 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
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.com for photo gal-
lery and event schedule.
NATIVE CAFE
Open at 7:30 a.m. six days a week. Closed on Tuesday. 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 Gulf Coast.
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.


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Have you ever had a flying God in
dream? Man, those are the Cadillacs Stil
in the Land of Dreams. I'm a very talked A
lucky gal because I've "flown" over Yes
the Beach twice. The flying part is onthat d
so easy in the dream you wonder ing aboi
why you're not using this incredible there's s
ability all the time. I progress from calling P
running along the beach into taking I re
huge leaps which get bigger and big- dream a
ger until suddenly I'm airborne. I but alas.
continue flying with arm and leg another
movements that seem as natural as One
breathing. What a cool way to get is the re;
around Paradise. (Special note, this is my hu
only happens in my dreams. Should 21 years
you see me running for real, please kiss" on
help me!) tainly be
I watched a daytime talk show He
about dreams once. The special ing arm
guest was a doctor who explained continue
some of the complexities of dreams, first day
One complexity being that "scared he'll tell
frozen" thing we all experienced in ways be
childhood dreams. He said that hap- mind th
pened because we are literally para- happens
lyzed while we sleep. Yeah, who through
knew? erything
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I'm very good at having them. I hardly v
dream in technicolor and high defi- willbrin
nition, too. I am also capable of wak- For
ing up and returning to the same back to
dream. I think my record is being in lunchbo
the same continuing dream three So, let's
times in one night.
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happened many years ago but it is, Fresh gi
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the discounts on all kinds of things? much ti
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telling us that she had a new cou- tainer on
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Real estate closings are taking
place, hotels have been full all sum-
mer long, fall festivals are already in
the planning stage, and the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Com-
merce members were all smiles at
their July 28 meeting.
The upbeat economic attitude
permeated the meeting as the busi-
nesses began to prepare for a full
slate of fall festivals.
One of the first will be the Ja-
maican Festival, sponsored by Bam-
boo Willie's September 4 to 6 on the
Boardwalk.
"The Bathtub Races which are
a benefit for the Chamber will be on
Sunday, September 6," Robert Gleim,
general manager said. "This is a great
opportunity for the Chamber to make
some money."
All of the proceeds from the tub
entry fees go to the Chamber. Jim
Cox, JLSC Properties announced
that he was looking for a paddling
partner, so he could enter the race.
The Chamber's next big event
is the second annual Taste of the
Beach at the Gulfside Pavilion on
Sept. 19 and 20.
"Lots of wonderful things are
planned for this festival," said Renee
Mack, Paradise Grill manager, who
is the event co-chairman. "We will
have music from bands and the danc-
ers from Dancingly Yours."
Beach restaurants will present
their line up of signature dishes.
Diners can eat under the tent
on the beach or they can get take
out. All entrees will be $5 or less.
The Chamber's popularArt and
Wine Weekend will be October 3 and
4. This is a beachwide festival with
venues all over the island, many with
live music and all with works of art
for sale.
The Chamber Board approved
a budget for the advertising of the
two festivals.
During the business session,
members discussed the activity of
the Economic Development sub
committee of the Consolidation
Study. Mike McLauglin, who repre-
sents the Beach on the committee,
said the major focus of the commit-
tee is to bring high paying jobs to


Pensacola. Although McLaughlin
suggested they discuss tourism, he
said they continued their push to
bring more jobs andto cure the diffi-
culties that new businesses face in
permitting from the County. A report
with recommendations is due from
this sub committee by September 6.
DJ Zemenick, Barrier Island
Photographer, reminded everyone
that the turtles are nesting now with
a total of about 22 nests. They will
be coming ashore until the end of
September.
Chamber members set business
aside and attended Business After
Hours on July 28 hosted by Crab's
We Got 'Em. They ended their day
with a feast of scallops, crabs legs,
shrimp and a sumptuous dessert tray
provided by Crabs.
The next meeting will be Tues-
day, August 25 at 8:30 a.m. at the
Comfort Inn. Business After Hours
will be the same day at 5:30 p.m. at
the Days Inn.
For more information about the
Beach Chamber, call Executive Di-
rector Maureen LaMar, at 932-1500.


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ARE YOU FEELING MUDDLED?
Syrupy daiquiri mixes and packaged
powders may be fine for mixing cocktails
when time and convenience are factors;
however, nothing beats the real thing.
"Muddling" is the technique bywhich one
takes fresh lime or lemon slices and
presses and twists them with a blunt ob-
ject in the glass to extract the fresh juices
and plant oils. For mint juleps, nothing is
better than muddling fresh mint leaves,
which permeates the air and your soul
with a minty aroma that leaves every-
thing else in the dust. The next time you
make a Margarita or Tom Collins, try
muddling the lemons and limes instead of
purchasing powdery mix. Your senses
will immediately pick up on the difference.
HINT: Try making Sangria with fresh
muddled fruit ingredients.
Cocktails are great any time, for any oc-
casion, for most everyone! At Beach
Wines and Liquors, Inc., we have great
advice to give regarding cocktails, includ-
ing methods of "muddling." We offer fine
spirits and wines from all over the world.
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BUSINESS BUZZ.............


TAKE A TOUR
Get out on the water this week-
end with a rental at Key Sailing or
Blue Marlin. If you want to leave
the captaining to someone else, get
a ticket on the Chase-N-Fins for a
dolphin tour or Blue Marlin eco-
tour. It's amazing what you can see
while at sea.
FLOUNDER'S FOREVER
Becoming a fixture at
Flounder's Sunday brunch took
years, but musician Tim Spencer
achieved it. He thought he would
mix it up by playing Gulfside at
Crab's on Sunday. The change
caused an uproar from the
Flounder's fans, so he is back on the
stage at Flounder's Beach. Go there
and listen to his warm, rich voice.
FOR THE HEALTH OF IT
Baptist Health Care's premier
health and wellness event returns
to the Pensacola Interstate Fair-


Q:"What is Magic Jack?"
A: Magic Jack TM is an internet-
based phone service, often seen ad-
vertised on television. Its popular-
ity is mostly due to its low cost.
Costs are less than $20 per year, af-
ter buying the Magic Jack device for
another $20. One end of the device
connects to your computer through
a USB port on your computer. A
phone connects to the other end of
the device through a regular phone
jack. Once the software is installed
on the computer, you can start mak-
ing free internet-based phone calls
through your computer.
The device canbe purchased at
several local stores. The reliability
and quality of the phone line is gen-
erally good. You can make calls
anywhere in the US for free, in ad-
dition to many countries around the
world. The service will also work
whenyou travel to foreign countries,
so you can save money when call-
ing from a hotel. Incoming calls
can also be received. If you have
cordless phones around the house,


grounds on Saturday, Sept. 19 from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Family Expo pro-
vides a convenient, one-stop envi-
ronment for health education and
screenings for adults and children in
a fun atmosphere. The 17th annual
event will feature free adult health
screenings including stroke, heart
risk and osteoporosis assessments,
blood glucose screenings and much
more. Speech screenings for chil-
dren ages 2 to 5 years-old will also
be offered. A long way from the
beach, but worth the drive.
SALTY TOGS
Now fishermen, boat captains,
divers, and surfers have a place to
shop on Pensacola Beach Island
Style. Salt Life brand apparel is
available at the locally owned Beach
store located next to Flounder's. If
you love the Gulf, and live the life,
then get the gear. It's hot and ready
to go out the door.


those will work if you have attached
the base phone to your computer.
Of course, there is always a
downside to having an inexpensive
service. In this case, there may be
more than one downside. There
have been many complaints filed
with the Better Business Bureau
because of problems with orders
placed through the mail. Custom-
ers have been charged before the 30
day trial period ended, had difficulty
finding a way to successfully return
the product, had problems getting
technical support, and have found
that once the software is installed,
there is no easy way to remove it
from the computer.
Google this product before you
buy it, look for complaints, and
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issues. And, if you do decide to
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TV ads. Also, remember that it
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According to owner Cindy
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Marlin from her Ft. Pickens Road
condo, the roof is on and she is hop-
ing for a "grand" opening in early
2010.
WRIGHT RECOGNIZED
The Better Business Bureau
of Northwest Florida, which is a
member of the Beach Chamber,
announced that Norman Wright,
president and CEO, was named a
Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary In-
ternational at the Pensacola North
Rotary chapter meeting July 17.
Wright was surprised by the an-
nouncement; an anonymous donor
nominated him. Wright also was
recognized for having 10 years of
perfect attendance at Rotary.
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The University of West Florida
has been selected as one of 141
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Bring paper, cardboard, junk mail, plas-
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night's sleep and a healthier life, here
are some simple tips.
1. Retire within two hours and
rise within one hour of the same time
every day, even on weekends.
2. Avoid caffeine, nicotine and
alcohol, which suppress deep sleep,
within three to six hours of bedtime.
3. Avoid heavy meals within
three hours of bedtime.
4. Use your bed for resting or
sleeping, not for office work, watch-
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5. Write out a "worry list" or "to-
do list" of bothersome matters be-
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World Famous Sauce Boss Spices Up Taste of the Beach


Taste of the Beach, the popular
September festival hosted by the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Com-
merce is having growing pains. Or,
in the case of the people who at-
tend, growing pleasures. The out-
door event will be at Casino Beach
on Saturday and Sunday, Septem-
ber 19 and 20.
"We will have some new addi-
tions this year," Paradise Bar and Grill
General Manager Renee Mack,
event co-chairman said. "We will
have a People's Choice voting sys-
tem, so patrons can vote for their
favorite restaurant."
Sandi Johnson will chair the
voting process.
Co-chairing the festival with
Mack is Jesse Brown from Native
Caf6.
"This year, restaurants will pro-
vide food for as little as $1 and noth-
ing will be priced over $5," Mack
said. "This way people can enjoy
more of the foods."
Rhonda Mitchell, representing
Hemingway's, Bamboo Willie's and
Bimini Bar, announced at the Taste
of the Beach meeting July 30 that
Budweiser will provide signs for
each booth.
Lila Cox, Pensacola Beach Ad-


vocates, will head the recycling pro-
gram and will contact local authori-
ties to implement recycling.
"This could be a pilot program
for the Beach Chamber in coopera-
tion with the PBA to lead the way in
being green at all events. Any cans
or bottles that are used could be re-
cycled."
The Chamber is planning two
days of top notch entertainment to
accompany the foods. The world fa-
mous Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton, will



The Bushwacker 5K Run
winner Bud Galloway rounds
the last stretch of the race in
first place. He is urged on by
Capt'n Fun Runner and
UberCheerleader Phyllis
Carr in her island style en-
semble. Braving the muggy
conditions, August 1, Gallo-
way, finished the 5K in 16:09.
Carr, whose enthusiam never
waned, cheered each of the
1226 contestants.


perform from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
Other entertainment will be pro-
vided by the Miracle Strip Corvette
Club's Corvette Show, Wildwood,
Dancingly Yours, Miller Tyme.
A children's area, chaired by
Terri McKamey of Tiki Island, will
have face painting, sidewalk chalk,
bean bag toss and other games. All
entertainment including the
children's area is free.
Participating restaurants in
Taste of the Beach are Chamber


members. Any business which has
not yet joined the Chamber can do
so and become part of this festival,
the Art and Wine Weekend in Octo-
ber, Season Your Holidays with Is-


land Spirit during the entire month
of December, as well as other Cham-
ber activities. Membership informa-
tion is available by calling Maureen
LaMarat 932-1500.


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by E.K. Hewson


When I received my friendly
reminder from the Island Times edi-
tor about the deadline and theme of
this issue, I couldn't help but pon-
der the question: What ever hap-
pened to starting school after Labor
Day? I remember in New Orleans, I
attended school from the day after
Labor Day until Memorial Day -
summer was basically all of June,
July and August. The Colonel, who
grew up in Philadelphia, was on the
same schedule as well. He always
talks about how on the last day of
school, his mom would pick him up
in the family car filled with suitcases
and his dog Kimba, and they would
head to the Jersey shore for three
entire months of rest and relaxation.
I guess he and I are just really old
school and out of touch. Or are we?
As I was shopping for the Kid's
back to school supplies, I must have
run into a dozen moms I know,
mainly military wives which always
gives you a nice sampling of differ-
ent areas of the country. Much like
Escambia County, the schools in St.
Mary's County, where I now reside,
start around August 24. So as we
were discussing the cost of supplies
and how many boxes of baby wipes
(to be labeled "ART") we had to
purchase, the early start date came
up in discussion. I was the only one
who had attended a school that
started before Labor Day. I remem-


ber moving from New Orleans to
Pensacola Beach mid-August of
1978, only to start my freshman year
at Pensacola Catholic High within a
few days of unpacking. I see they
officially start classes this year on
August 18. I guess some things
never change.
So this had me thinking. How
many days of school are mandatory?
So I did the research. It looks like
most states and school districts fol-
low the 180 day rule. That is stu-
dents must attend school for at least
180 days and/or 900 net hours of
instruction. So let's do some basic
math. My son has attended school
in Maryland, California and North
Carolina both private and public
institutions. The school day has al-
ways been a 7 hour day some form
of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Seven times 180
equals 1260 gross hours of school
time. And I'm not talking the dis-
gusting kind, though some students
might disagree with me. Then if I
subtract 900 from 1260, that leaves
me with 360 hours. Taking that one
more step, I have to account for
lunch and recess for 180 days. If I
calculate that out at one hour per
day, I am now down to 180 hours or
25 days or 5 school weeks of non-
instructional time that kids have to
endure. Having taught for five years,
I think these numbers are somewhat
accurate. I now also know why "half


days" count towards the 180 full day
mark because the goal is really
instructional hours, therefore, every
minute counts.
So in keeping with the 180 day
rule, is it possible for kids to attend
school from September 8, 2009
through May 28, 2010? Realisti-
cally, no. I believe from Labor Day
to Memorial Day, there are only 37
weeks or 185 available school days.
Some schools take off every federal
holiday; some pick and choose.
Stuck in between Labor Day and
Memorial Day are Columbus Day,
Veterans' Day, Martin Luther King
Day and Presidents' Day. That's four
days right there. Next are the
Thanksgiving, Christmas/New
Year's, and Easter holidays, which
most school districts now call Fall,
Winter and Spring Break respec-
tively. If schools only took off two
days for each, which they don't,
that's another six days right there.
The numbers probably don't tell
the whole story, but no matter how
creative I tried to be with my calcu-
lations, summers off from school
have officially been shortened.
Well, at least Saturdays are still
sacred. Until next time...

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Auciust 11.2009 Island Times PAGE 13


Recycling Record Set
Beach Helps In Effort

The Emerald Coast Utilities
Authority (ECUA) Recycling Pro-
gram debuted the week of January 5
as part of the regular residential sani-
tation service. This simple and cost-
effective program is being utilized
by 32,000 residential sanitation cus-
tomers. During the week of July 13
through July 17, the ECUA collected
a record 130 tons of recyclable ma-
terials in Escambia County.
"Overall we have been averag-
ing approximately 100 tons perweek,
but that number seems to be increas-
ing. We had a couple of record set-
ting days because of the Fourth of
July and Blue Angel Weekend," said
Jim Roberts, ECUA publicity direc-
tor.
ECUA, who provides the ser-
vice on the Island, has a total of 853
residential customers on the Beach
at this time. Of those 344, or 40%,
are signed up for the recycling pro-
gram.
Participation in the ECUA
Curbside Recycling Program is vol-
untary, but customers requesting
the service are required to sign-up
in advance. Customers who choose
to recycle receive one household
waste collection, one pick-up of
recyclables and one yard-waste
pickup each week.
There are three convenient
ways to sign up for the recycling
program. Call customer service at
476-5110; visit the ECUA web site
www.ecua.org or customers may in-
clude a note with their monthly pay-
ment.
Noles Emeritus

Society Plans

Luncheon
The Florida State University
Emeritus Society, a non-dues pay-
ing organization, is hosting a lun-
cheon, Wednesday, August 19 at
Tiger Point Country Club, at 11:30
a.m. Amember is anyone who either
graduated from or attended FSU
prior to 1960. Guests are invited.
The keynote speaker is Randy
Spetman, FSU athletic director.
The cost to attend the lun-
cheon is $16. For more information,
please call 850-932-2540.


Pensacola Junior
College Culinary
Management student
Chris Shearman,
right, catered the July
lunch for the famous
home of Elaine
Whigman in Gulf
Breeze. Lining up to
taste some of the
culinary delights are
(R to L): Mollie
Thibodeaux, Nancy
Morgan, Glenda
Beavis and Lonnie
Lane.

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Jewelry Sale Friday, August 14, 7:30
a.m. -4:30 p.m. onthe Hospital Cam-
pus in the Ciano Building. Over
15,000 pieces ofjewelry will be avail-
able and free on site engraving will


be provided. As a special incentive
all non-engravable earrings will be
20% off! Everyone is invited to this
event which supports the care and
comfort of our patients. Call the
Auxiliary Office at 934-2106 with any
questions.


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With Gratitude mean e
Gloria Skaggs, and son Mark three an
along with Melissa and Keith than in
Overlade would like to sincerely semi-tr
thank all our friends and neighbors tween.
for their support through this very W
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difficult time. Our gratitude is Insur
endless for the gifts and love that pays hu
pays hn
we have received. govern
A SPECIAL thank you is larworl
extended to Marie Steele who and so
opened her home to us. A safe haven break e
in our greatest time of need. O0
Blessings upon you, Marie. the rich
Sincerely, Insuran
The Skaggs Family Obama
system
then he
Unhealthy Health Care rch. e
Recently, Jeanette and I re-
turned from an extended trip to our res
Canada. We had a super time with soet
one exception. Everything, and I their s


St. Ann Rocks With
High Energy Service

St. Ann's Youth XLT band will
rock and rev you up at their free
concert Monday, August 17 at 6 p.m.
at St. Ann Catholic Church, 100
Daniel Drive in Gulf Breeze.
"XLT is a very high energy
music and worship aimed mainly at
youth. The Youth Commission at St.
Ann created this, so the church
could offer people an opportunity
to experience this younger, more
contemporary style" said Stacey
Lewis, public relations professional
for the church.
Please RSVP to Linda at 932-
2859 by Friday, August 14.


verything, was priced two,
id sometimes four times more
the USA; from hair pins to
ucks and everything in be-

Sasked why are prices so
'he answer: National Health
ice. The average Canadian
af of what he makes to the
ment. We know of "blue col-
kers" who work at two, three
metimes four jobs just to
ven.
ur government says that only
will pay for National Health
ice. Please remember that
has quoted the Canadian
as a role model. If that is so,
regards every US citizen as
>o you agree? Generally, in
earch, we found that the 30
ling individuals think that
stem is wonderful. The 30


year or older, who had their own in-
surance before the government took
over, think that the system stinks.
One lady said that if she had de-
pended on the Canadian system, she
would be dead. One more point that
we did not have the time to research
is the waiting time for treatment.
Perhaps someone would like to com-
ment on that issue.
We had a great time in Canada
and met a lot of wonderful people.
We saw whales, moose, birds of all
types, etc. The people are wonder-
ful; the government is not.
Please don't believe the garbage
coming out of Washington, D.C.
(someone called it that darned
cathouse). We just can't afford
National Health Insurance.
Thank You,
Joe Barron, Pensacola Beach


Beach Chamber exec Maureen LaMar introduced Bank of the South
CFO James Brammer to the members who attended the Business
After Hours, hosted by Crab's July 28. The social networking event is
held the last Tuesday of the month at various beach locations. The next
Business After Hours is Tuesday, August 25 at the Days Inn.


US Army SFC Brandon Adams signed autographs and distributed Real
Hero action figures modeled after him at the Sandshaker's Real Hero
Party, July 25. His six-year-old daughter Emma, left, and Gulf Breeze's
Patti Hall were among his fans.




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Sunday, September 6 at 2 p.m.
Santa Rosa Sound behind Bamboo Willie's.
SEntry fees go to the Beach Chamber


ShakerFest
Saturday Sunday, September 12-13
Miss Shaker Contest, Sandshaker Lounge
Portion of the proceeds go to the Beach Chamber


Taste of the Beach
Saturday Sunday, September 19-20
Casino Beach Food, Entertainment, Fun
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Mostly& Bolts Tracy Takes Fourth Champions Title


The Universal Light by Candace Segar
[This short story will be presented in four parts.]


PROLOGUE:
When he saw the lamp return
to his auction house, Jerry rubbed
his fat fingers together in eager an-
ticipation. This unique piece had
been auctioned off three times al-
ready, and it drew in big money.
Of course he never saw the owner
of the lamp after the purchase.
That was the odd thing about this
lamp. There was a phone call, a
pick-up and that was it. This hap-
pened within days after the sale of
the lamp. The lamp owner van-
ished, and that was the end of it.
The lamp had been back for
less than an hour, and already it
had several admirers. A tall reed-
thin brunette with big green eyes
was gingerly touching the unique
lamp. Her touch was so gentle it
almost appeared that she was ca-
ressing a loved one. Jerry watched
her as she took out her note pad.
She had it for every auction. He
sauntered over to discuss the lamp
with her. August was definitely
one of his favorite customers, and
he was only to happy to give her
all the details of the lamp.
"August I see you are admir-
ing this distinctive lamp. It's in a
class of its own. Did you notice
the height it is 7 feet tall, and
that it rides on wheels? It also
weighs fifty pounds."


"Jerry, I believe this is an an-
cient piece of art that has been
modified by someone into an elec-
tric lamp. Look at the extent of
the architectural details. The base
is a hexagon structure that looks
like the switch has been added and
there is also an opening for some
type of attachment. What could
possibly attach to that hole?"
Right then, three trucks ar-
rived and each driver needed Jerry
to show them where to put all the
items. As much as he hated to
leave her, he apologized and fol-
lowed the drivers outside.
She continued with her obser-
vations. She noticed that a large
spiral casing sat on top of a large
rounded metal frame housing a
strange light bulb. There was an
intricate design carved around the
base of the casing, with a small
metal stamp. It had a model num-
ber stamped on it along with the
operating volts, amps and fre-
quency. These were rather pecu-
liar numbers. Some of the letter-
ing appeared foreign, so much so
that she was certain they weren't
part of any language she had ever
heard of. Well, the one thing she
was certain of, was that by the end
of the night she would own the
lamp. Little did she know what
that meant!


[Editor's Note: Candace Segar an Island Times columnist, is
an electrical engineer and owner ofCRS Commissioning, Inc. She
is currently working on a fantasy, science fiction trilogy and is a
published member of the Science Fiction Writers ofAmerica.]



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ace turned novelist, a Catholic
priest, a skateboard rider and a pro-
fessional deep sea diver who all
make their presence known in the
winner's circle. Not one of the card
playing characters has been able to
re-write the history that Retired Col.
Phil Tracy, USMC, has recorded in
the last four months as he was named
Player of the Month in July. He has
amassed enough first and second
places to hold his top spot since
April.
Tracy beat all the local play-
ers and some friendly tourists on
July 23 at Paddy O'Leary's. Linda
Williams from Springfield, Mis-
souri came in second place and
Eric "The Postman" Weatherford
held on for third place.
In other action at Paddy's, Big
Todd Lentini made a come from
behind charge to win over Don
Dugas on July 26. It was Big
Todd's birthday present to himself.
The luck of the Irish was with
Mike Sullivan on July 28 when he
played to first place over card
sharp Phil Tracy. The following
evening Justin Scher ended up
with all the chips after a good fi-
nal table showdown. Jimmy
"Skateboard" Chellberg was the
runner-up.
Jason Mays, who spends much
of his time underwater in the Gulf
of Mexico as a diver in the oil fields,
surfaced in the winner's circle on
July 30. He outlasted Billie Urquhart
who settled for second place. Mays
has recently moved to the area after
being a regular visitor.


gust 4. She
jolted up play at the tables taking the
win. Justin Scher finished in second
place.
Monday night card games are
played at the famous Sandshaker
Lounge. Tex Atkinson took a break
from writing his latest novel to make
the poker scene on July 27. He
played a patient and calculating
game of poker finding his way to
first place by drawing to trip eights
on the final hand. He added a sec-
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Eric
Weatherford
kicked off
August with
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Kristin
Larmier in a
thirty minute
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Two Apples
and call me in the morning...
The doctor is in and she's hip, too!
By Tracey Pinkston, J.D., M.D.


It's Back-To-School time, so
consider Cs and Ds as good not
grades, but as vitamins.
Try to get your kids to take vi-
tamins. Some pediatricians will ar-
gue that kids will get the nutrition
they need through their food, but our
food is more and more nutritionally
bereft. Also, many kids are on an
all white diet-white meat, white rice,
white potatoes, white bread, white
sugar (and maybe some red ketchup,
which is really just white sugar in
disguise). So, most kids are really
not getting the variety of nutrients
they need. I think that makes vita-
mins worthwhile.
But finding the right vitamin
may be as much of a challenge as
getting your kid to eat broccoli.
Some vitamins are themselves so
processed and full of sugar as to be
worthless. Shop carefully. Askyour
doctor, other health care provider or
nutritionist or visit a reputable health
food store (not a vitamin mega-mart)
for some help in choosing.
There are three vitamins I rec-
ommend be obtained in addition to
the multi-vitamin. The first one is
vitamin C. Vitamin C helps our im-
mune system and is a natural detoxi-
fier. It helps our bodies to rid them-
selves of toxic chemicals as well as
bacterial and viral invaders. Typi-
cally, multivitamins do not have
nearly enough vitamin C in them.
Ask your health practitioner how
much your child should take based
on his size and age.
The next favorite is DHA.
DHA is of critical importance. It is
part of the omega-3 family and helps
with brain growth and development
of other neurologic tissues like eyes
and spinal cord. We all want our
kids to grow up with well function-
ing nervous systems and well-work-
ingbrains. This is the essential brain
"vitamin." Be sure this is ultra-pure.
DHA comes from fish oil and a poor
quality product can be contaminated
with mercury. Mercury is a neuro-
toxin and the opposite of our goal
in supplementing DHA.
Finally, vitamin D. This vita-


min is best obtained by sun expo-
sure. Now that the ozone layer has
become a tattered threadbare blan-
ket instead of a nice fluffy quilt
above us, there are risks to sun ex-
posure. Use caution, and don't go
out in the main heat of the day with-
out sun protection. You can find a
list of sunscreen ratings at
www.EWGorg. They rate the sun-
screens twice; once for effectiveness
and once for chemical content-to
enable you to find a more natural
sunscreen that actually works. Use
your sunscreen during the peak sun
hours. Then get about 15 minutes
of sun exposure in the late afternoon,
being careful to avoid getting
burned, so the skin can do its job of
making this crucial vitamin which
has been shown to have benefits far
exceeding bone health. Lately, vi-
tamin D has been shown to be of
importance in keeping our immune
system on track and even helping
prevent cancer.
What about milk? And orange
juice? And all the other things vita-
min D is added to these days? Still
not as good as letting your body do
its job. Vitamin D in the gut does
not equate to vitamin D in the skin.
Most of it is not in a form our body
is even able to absorb well.
Finally, while not going com-
pletely off on the milk controversy
path, please make sure that if your
kids drink milk, it is organic and
does not have chemicals and hor-
mones added. Make sure it is from
cows that are all natural. For the
most important foods to buy organic,
see the www.EWGorg "dirty dozen"
list.
Keep Reading -Please always
consult your doctor before starting
or stopping any medication or nu-
tritional supplement.
(These statements have not been reviewed
by the Food and Drug Administration. This ar-
ticle is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent,
or cure any disease. This article is intended for
general informational purposes only. It is not
intended as specific medical advice for any indi-
vidual. Please seek the advice of a physician or
other licensed health care provider before under-
taking any health-related changes in your medi-
cations or lifestyle.)


Island Offers Freebies To All


Free. No charge. Nothing.
Nada. Pensacola Beach offers locals
and visitors a long list of compli-
mentary entertainment and activi-
ties. A few of the upcoming events
include:
Tuesday, August 11, Bands on

Get your HAIR ready to go
Back To Schoold I


the Beach, Gulfside Pavilion, 7 to 9
p.m., The Layman.
Friday, August 14, Sounds of
Summer Concert, Quietwater Am-
phitheater, 6 to 8, Touch of Blue
Saturday, August 15, Sounds of


Summer Concert, Quietwater
Amphitheatre, 6 to 8 p.m. Dr.
Breeze. Concerts are sponsored by
the Santa Rosa Island Authority.
For more information, call 932-
1500 or visitpensacolabeach.com


Stressed? On Overwhelm? Economic PTSD?
Feeling centered and balanced is not a luxury..
it is a necessity to cope these days.
Acupuncture, Hypnosis and Chinese Herbs
Mcan help... alot!


Get Well Feel Good Look Great
Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches


Dr. Tracey Pinkston


* New Patients Welcome
* Medicare & Tricare
* 10 miles from Beach
* Call for Appointment

850-473-1008
DrTraceyPinkston.i


* Women's Health
* Chronic Illness
* Hormone Replacement
* Anti-Aging

4300 Bayou Blvd
Suite 5 Pensacola


Mon 9 to 5
Tues & Thur 9 to 9
Wed & Fri 9to 7
Saturday 10 to 5



HAIR
DESIGNS

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readin' the water

by Saltwater Rick


Stories of great
fishin' are coming in from all over
the area. With the HOT weather the
inshore critters are ripping up the
grass beds.
Justin Scher reports early morn-
ing catches of slot size Speckled
Trout off the grass beds in the Ori-
ole Beach area. Really, anywhere
there is grass..... so go the Specs.
Also, Justin told a tale of a
Black Tip Shark chomping into a
live Croaker off Deer Point and giv-
ing one spectacular run before spit-


ting the hook out right in front of
him. It was the story of the day at
the poker tables. Justin just wasn't
holding his mouth right that day.
Ijust can't say enough about the
action in the Pass at Ft Pickens. There
is so much bait in the water in close
you can't help but hooking up on
something and the view is, well, just
go out there and and pick a spot along
the shore. No fee on August 15-16.
See for yourself.
And do yourself a favor, Go
Fishin'.


Nine-year-old Erin Bailey, left, of Gulf Breeze reeled in this big Red
Snapper, Sunday, August 2 while fishing aboard the Gail Force in the
Gulf of Mexico. Capt. Joey Crain, right, hoists the "catch of the day"
for his young fishing friend. Photo by Jeremy Johnson


Dolphin Cruises

850-492-6337
CALL FOR
RESERVATIONS

Dolphins in the wild
Enjoy a relaxing cruise
& see Dolphins
in their natural habitat.
Beach Marina 655 Pensacola Beach Blvd.


DeLuna Rows

Ashore Again
Relive the most historic mo-
ment in Pensacola's past by attend-
ing the re-enactment of Spanish
sailor Don Tristan de Luna's land-
ing on Pensacola Beach, Saturday,
August 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Fort
Pickens Gate Park. The landing
party will come ashore and imme-
diately following Bishop John
Ricard will conduct Catholic Mass.
This free event is followed by
Downtown Street Festival and Birth-
day Bash on Palafox Place in
Pensacola from 5-10 p.m. Events
include a chance to sign the world's
largest birthday card, live music and
entertainment, fireworks display,
Spanish cuisine from the Pensacola
Celebrity Chefs, birthday cake, time
capsule and historic reenactors.

Fort Waives Fee
Fishermen, history buffs and
bird watchers should flock to Fort
Pickens this weekend, August 15-
16, for the Fee Free Days. The
National Park Service is waiving
the entrance fee, so grab your gear
and enjoy the western most tip of
Santa Rosa Island.


Pensacola Beach, Ti
Authentic Irish Pub
Live Music
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Texas Hold 'Em
Tues, Wed,Thurs, Sun
Happy Hour 12 to 7 PM
49 Via de Luna
916-9808
PaddyOLearyslrishPub.com


Former Beach resident Ed Little who now lives in Key West will be
having fresh Mahi Mahi for dinner after this catch. Ed, a National Ma-
rine Fisheries Service biologist, is a self proclaimed fishing fanatic
who hosts his own website, www.bestfloridakeysfishing.com.








Scrab races
with Seadog
The World Infamous Seadog
(Deep Sea Crab Diver, 5 Time Indy Crab
Champion Master of Ceremonies)
brings racing action to
the crab track!

atch as your highly
cross trained crab
darts for the finish line!
Join Seadog along
with all the action. Every winner receives
th all the action.a picture & Official Indy
ose ab Crab Race T-Shirt
Choose jOUc
ad rafor the Crab races immediately
and rae' ` following the
finish ne\ sunset cannon

All proceeds go to raising free range
crabs and the official Seadog Crab
Training School


It's the stupidest thing
you 've ever seen!


Cf *ll -S i.
Grea^tif>un for the


850-932-0700


CRABS
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RESTAURANT A A
O f m B f G C a sbuPrsi n drsinh eJ asl
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BT* SEAFOOD!
Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming
hardwood fires


S SHRIMP!
Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
beer batter fried, or steamed in beer


SYSEEST R BEACH BAR!
We sell so many, you know they're fresh! 'Neath the moon & stars on our beach
K~M


"Floundering at its best"
Fodor's Florida
'Best seafood on
Pensacola Beach"
Fromers Guide to Florida


Mobil


FRED FLOUNDER, Founder
At the traffic light on beautiful Pensacola Bead


"Best seafood on
Pensacola Beach"
USAir Magazine
"Great Vibes...and happy
guests"
Florida Trend Magazine
h 932-2003 Since 1971


CRAB & SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES
Fried Shrimp Great Steaks Upstairs Beach View Dining
Living Reef Aquarium Bar Outdoor Gulfside Deck


Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict,
Crab Omelets, Bottomless
Champagne & Bloody Marys,
Live Steel Band
(850) 932-0700
Open 7 days a week
www.crabswegotem.com


C


we go'g e


Larist Selecti I Crab on the Beach


Alaskan Snow Dungeness
King Crab
She Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Cakes



Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach


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