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Volume V, Number 10


Pensacola Beach, Florida


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Pensacola Beach splashes into September as the festival season takes center-stage. Bamboo Willie's Jamaican Fest culminates with the Anything That Floats and Bath Tub Races on Sunday, September 6
while the Tangbanger Fest unleashes a prize-laden Goldfish Race. The following weekend ShakerFest celebrates the island's fifth anniversary of rebuilding from Hurricane Ivan. The fun continues as the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce showcases Island chefs' signature dishes at Taste of the Beach, September 19-20. Ready to step up in the winner's circle are expert bath tub racers (front row, L to
R): Samantha Wiggins, Ashley Keller, Jamie Kirk and Jenna Stanfield. Back row (Lto R): Shaker Queen Patti Hall looks for her successor and Native Cafe Chef Jesse Brown has the recipe for success as the Taste
of the Beach co-chairman. All the exciting details of Pensacola Beach's September festivals are in this edition.


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Come to the Island. Sip the
rum. Dance to the steel drums.
Where are you? In Jamaica? On
Saint Lucia? At the Bahamian
Goombay? No, you may think you
have been transported to some ex-
otic island this weekend, but you
are on Pensacola Beach where Bam-
boo Willie's is hosting its annual
JamaicanFestival beginning at 4 p.m.
on Friday, September 4. There will
be three stages of great entertain-
ment throughout the weekend.
All the Boardwalk merchants
will hold a sidewalk sale and there
will be booths serving authentic Ja-
maican delicacies. The popular Kid's
Zone at the family festival will be
open on Friday, Saturday and Sun-
day featuring Rainbow the Clown
and Face Painters.
All this leads to Sunday when
Bamboo Willie's presents its wild-
est, loudest and wackiest events,
The Annual Bath Tub Races and
Anything That Floats competitions.
Anybody can star in these two re-
ality events. If you sign up for the
Bath Tub races, you will very likely
win one of the many prizes offered
and you will be contributing your
entry fee to the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce. There will
be two paddlers per boat, paddling
a prescribed course. Top prizes will
be the coveted beer steins which
have been featured as trophies for
a number of years. The entry fee, all
of which goes to the Chamber, is
$30. Bamboo Willie's provides the
tubs and the races start at 2 p.m.
The hilarious contest that fol-
lows the tub races is Anything
That Floats. And Robert Gleim,
Bamboo Willie's general manager


says they mean that. Any kind of
floating contraption is eligible.
There is a prize for the most cre-
ative boat.
In addition to most creative,
champions in the costume category
will be named and even a Best Sinker
trophy will be given.
"There's no better place to cel-
ebrate Labor Day weekend than at
Bamboo Willie's," Gleim said.
"There will be plenty of fun for ev-
eryone as we say goodbye to sum-
mer and welcome the beginning of
fall."
The full schedule for the
festival is on page 13.
You will have time to
catch your breath between
events whenyou make the trip
to Casino Beachforthe Cham-
ber of Commerce's presenta-
tion of Taste of the Beach on
The S
September 19 and 20. photo b
"The Beach's Chamber
of Commerce businesses are very
excited about the second annual
Taste of the Beach," Jeff Elbert,
president said. "Restaurants are
offering their signature foods at
very low prices. There will be free
entertainment and give aways,
Corvette Show and Chrome Zone
on Sunday, even a children's game
area at no charge."
The Chamber's goal to bring
quality family events in the tem-
perate fall months was the impe-
tus for this festival.
"Those who attended this
event last year had a blast. I'm cer-
tain they will all be back," said Nan
Harper, Chamber events chairman.
New on this year's schedule
will be the appearance of the fa-


mous Sauce Boss, Bill Wharton.
He has cooked gumbo on stage
from more than 150,000 people. He
mixes his own spicy original mu-
sic and adds his famous liquid
Summer Hot Sauce right into ev-
ery cooking demonstration. His
website says, "It's a multi sensory
soul shouting picnic of rock and
roll brotherhood."
Also new this year is the op-
portunity to rate the restaurants.
You can vote for the best food and
the best booth. Ballots will be
available at the
Chamber's Hospitality
Tent. Awards will be
presented on Sunday,
September 20 at 4 p.m.
The Chamber is
Going green at its fes-
tival and will partner
with the Pensacola
uce Boss
Ruth Wharton Beach Advocates to
offer colorful alumi-
num water bottles for sale at the
festival.
"This is an effort to reduce the
number of plastic bottles which
are clogging our landfills," Dr. Lila
Cox, PBA said.
Sponsors of the program are
Innisfree Hotels, Sandshaker
Lounge, Emerald Coast Rentals
and H20 Water in Gulf Breeze.
Guests may eat at the Casino
location or take the food to-go. All
dishes will be offered for $5 or
less, so gourmands may choose a
variety of the best of the Beach.
Food will be served from 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. each day. Dig in.


Taste of the Beach Restaurants Signature Dishes:

Bullfeathers Bullfeather's Burger, Fall Off The Bone Ribs
Crab's We Got Em Crab Cakes, Stuffed crab
Dog House Deli Red Beans and Rice, Hot Dogs, Banana Pudding
Flounder's Beer Boiled Shrimp, Flounder's ( hoti dc i Tuna Dip, Sno Cones
Hemingway's Long Boat Mahi Mahi, Conch Chowder, Key Lime Pie
Hilton's H20 Muffalettas
Hooters Naked Wings, Breaded Wings and Drums with Dipping Sauces
Lillo's New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Crab Balls
Native Caf6 Shoreline Shrimp C ho\ dc i. Walnut Crusted Key Lime Pie
Paradise Bar and Grill Renee's Shrimp Salad, Quesadillas
PegLeg Pete's Fried Gulf Shrimp & Oysters
Sandshaker Lounge Purchase Shaker Cup filled with free Bushwacker
Sidelines Fresh Fried Grouper Nuggets, Steamed Shrimp
The Dock Jan's Famous Corn and Crab Bisque

Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will be selling beer, wine,
Bloody Mary's, Mimosas, soft drinks and water.


Entertainment Schedule:
Saturday
11 to 1 Michael Wheeler & Friends
11 to 4 Miracle Strip Corvette Show
12 to 3 Yo Yo The Clown
1 to 3 The Sauce Boss
Sunday
11-12 John Wheeler
12-2 Dancingly Yours
12 3 Yo Yo The Clown
2-4 MillerTyme
12-3 Chrome Zone Display


Children's Area
Saturday & Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Activities include: face painting, mini golf, beanbag toss, sidewalk chalk
art area, ring toss, sand sculpture.
Coloring Contest with prizes awarded daily at 4 p.m.
Recycling goodies for kids!


Who Will Be The Queen of the Shaker Bar?


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Everybody wants to be the
Queen of the Shaker. This year's
queen will be crowned amidst
great pomp and circumstance on
the last day of the annual
Shakerfest, September 13.
The event begins on Friday,
September 11 with the music of
Miles from Coltrane as the kick
off band. The same band will
perform Saturday from 2 to 6
p.m. with a Kahlua and Lobster


Luau at 3 p.m. Boogie, Inc. will
present a karaoke contest from 6
to 9 p.m. when The Astronauts
take the stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
The Queen of the Shaker is
the lady who garners the most
votes by selling them at one dol-
lar a piece. Choose your favor-
ite candidate and buy votes for
her. Last year's queen pretty
Patti Hall will crown the new
queen in the six o'clock cer-


emony on Sunday.
Lectric Mullet will be per-
forming from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. be-
fore, during and after the royal
coronation.
The Shaker will give door
prizes, merchandise and award
prizes in the karaoke contest.
Shakerfest is one of the most
outstanding events of the year
at the ever popular Sandshaker
Lounge. Go early and stay late.


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Island Times


September 4, 2009





September 4, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper 1 *


A bath tub is a bath tub and a
race is a race. If you put the two
together, you come up with a
rather bizarre sporting event, the
annual Bath Tub Races which
happen every Labor Day weekend
on Pensacola Beach.
The Gulf Breeze Jaycees
sponsored this event on the wa-
ter at Ft. Pickens gate with bleach-
ers and vendors dotting the sandy
shore. The Tub Races were always
the very last hurrah of summer,
bringing down the final curtain of
the season. What a splash it was!
The racing craft were real cast
iron bath tubs with floating sup-
ports built from railroad ties. If you
are wondering how in the heck
that contraption ever floated, so
am I. But they did.
My daughters, who loved all
sports regardless of whatever
kind, joined the feared but small
group of paddlers who could ma-
neuver the tubs to reach the
winner's circle.
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new "pusher." The pusher was
usually a young guy, muscular
and sober, sometimes hard to find
on the beach. But Liz and Shelley
found one. A perfect specimen of
a man. I wish I could remember his
name.
My team had survived pre-
liminary rounds, in spite of the la-
dies from a Gulf Breeze bank, hit-
ting the side of their boat with their
paddles. Now, they were poised to
line up for the championship,
fighting this same regarded bank
twosome.
The moment was at hand. The
boats were manned. Well,
womanned at this point. The two
pushers were in the water at the
edge of the shore, proud of their
participation in the race. Often as
not, the pusher was instrumental
in the final outcome of the race.
The starter yelled, "Go" and the
pusher pushed. Our pusher, in his
eagerness to win, heaved a mighty
shove against the back of the
boat. The other guy did the same
thing. There was only one prob-


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lem as far as our pusher was con-
cerned. His start was too much,
way too much. The boat took an
upturn and suddenly sank. Bow
up and stern down. My contend-
ers lost that year because our
pusher pushed too hard.
In later years, Liz and Shelley
continued to win even after the
races were moved to Quietwater
Beach. The pusher with Mr.
America abs did not go with them.
Liz and Shelley had a method
in their success. They went home
and slept between the preliminary
rounds and finals. Most of the
other finalists went to a local bar
to rest. So my kids won. What can
I say?
This Sunday, the time hon-
ored races will continue. The boats
will be fiberglass tubs supported
by space age plastic. They will
have pushers, just as in the early
days, but everything is more so-
phisticated than it was back then.
And the competitors? Where do
they go between rounds? Prob-
ably ordering orange juice on the


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rocks.
If you have never entered the
tub races, go to Bamboo Willie's
and sign up. You may win one of
the many prizes they award.
Mostly, they are the same beauti-
ful ceramic beer mugs; the same
kind they have offered for years.
There will be other new twists
and turns. The Jaycees always
held a Miss Pensacola Beach Con-
test after the races. Ten or twelve
beach beauties would enter, en-
ticed at least in part, by the first
place prize, a diamond ring. And it
was always pretty nice to go
through the year knowing you
were "Miss Pensacola Beach,"
chosen by a panel of very discern-
ing Jaycees.
Now, Bamboo Willie's hosts a


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bikini contest, no less appealing
than the Miss Pensacola Beach
contests and a whole lot more so-
phisticated. They win money.
They can buy their own diamonds.
The tub races do not end
the day. A contest among nov-
ice boat designers called Any-
thing That Floats is an added
attraction.
Prizes are awarded for the
best boat, the best sinker, and
the best costumes. This whole
celebration which is the final day
of the Jamaican festival is a great
place to say goodbye to summer
and hello to fall. Do we still see
the tourists leaving and the tour-
ist flies arriving? A time honored
tradition of departures and ar-
rivals on and after Labor Day.


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PAGE 4 Island Times September 4, 2009


Tr i v i a


The Trivia Master has been
knocked off his pedestal, much
to the relief of the office staff
who were getting a little tired of
his Puffy Toad act. All the trivia
players quickly surfaced to an-
swer the question in the latest
issue. Do you remember the
name of the jovial guy who di-
rected the Bath Tub Races for
many years until they no longer
existed on Pensacola Beach?
Almost all the trivia players
sent their answers in a hurry. The
jovial guy is Dave Bisceglio.
It took an ex-cop, now a teller
at the Bank of the South, to
topple the Trivia Master. The
winner was Jon Rhodes who
emailed that the Fraternal Order
of Police used to operate a coke
booth at the races, not as popu-
lar as the Jaycees' beer tent.
Later Jon worked with Dave at
Banana Bob's. So, the Banker is
sporting a nifty new t-shirt.
Wendy Brandon also had
the right answer, just a little
slower than Jon. Susi Lyon said
she really needed a new t-shirt
and identified Dave as the presi-
dent of the Jaycees and the man-
ager of Banana Bob's.
Dr. Fran Albert had the right
name, said he liked the gray t-shirts.
Not this time, Fran. Too late.
Jean Curtis submitted incor-
rect answers of Richard
Bisceglio and Dim Whit. Does
anybody know Dim? Jayne
Drees and Kathryn Curle had the
right name, but too late to win.
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Roundtable, Kim LoBue, had the
correct answer, and she's back
to the beach after a trip to
Alaska. Sir Morrie Drees, the
original knight, also sent the
correct answer.
So, let's stop talking about
Dave. Do you really want one of
the coveted Island Times t-
shirts? Email the correct answer
before anyone else and it will be
yours.
Before there were any Circle
K's, Tom Thumbs, Surf Side
Food stores on the Island, there
was a grocery store. The owner
was a well-known Beach charac-
ter. What was her name?
Rules are the same. Rules
are the same. Send your answer
to islandtimes@bellsouth.net
with "trivia" in the subject line
and include your name, phone
number. Deadline to answer is
September 16, 2009. Good luck!


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The Turner Tribe, who have
lived on Santa Rosa Island since
1958, celebrated a major milestone
last month. No, not five decades of
beach living, they toast that every
day. The entire family gathered for a
birthday party extraordinaire for
mom Louise who turned 80-years-
young.

According to Marcia Wiles,
former Junkanoo queen, the first
ever and already famous Mardi Gras
calendar is just about ready to go to
the printer. Look for more details in
Island Times on how to get your
copy.

Bud Poole, who calls himself the
Tomato Man in Villa Sabine, has not
retired. He has moved his crate of
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home. His curbside display was hit
by vandals, so he is retreating but
not surrendering. Bud says his
friends should continue to stop by
for a visit and look at his new crop.
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The first queen of Nauga Danah
Gibson took a quick trip New Orleans
to get her Mardi Gras vibe tuned in.
After helping her young friend
Hannah move to Louisiana, Danah
headed to the French Quarter, got a
good dose of Creole mojo and re-
turned to promptly announce that
the Nauga Champagne Breakfast
and Native Noontime Ball is set for
January 23. Getyourpajamas ready.

The American Legion Post on
Pensacola Beach is an active group.
They are hosting a barbecue to
honor the late Paddy Blake for his
community service on September 12


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at the Beach Elk's Lodge. Accord-
ing to Bill Greene, the next event is
the October 17 Putt Putt Tourney to
raise funds for local charitable pro-
grams.

Susi and Rick Gordon have two
beach houses one in Coastal
Maine and the other is on Pensacola
Beach. Susi said when the time
comes to retire, the Maine beach
house will be sold, because the
people of Pensacola Beach are as
warm and wonderful as the beauti-
ful Gulf waters.

Christy Sullivan has been in
Anniston, Alabama helping her
daughter recover from surgery. Her
friends and customers are lonely for
her sweet smile, but she promises to
return to her post at Paddy's
O'Leary's as soon as she can.


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September 4, 2009








Saturday & Sunday September 19&20 11 AM to 4 PM Casino Beach

Beach Restaurants Signature Dishes: Live Music All Menu Beach Chefs
Bullfeathers Bullfeather's Burger, Fall Off The Bone Ribs Live M All Menu Beach Chefs
Crab's We Got 'Em Crab Cake Sliders, She-Crab Soup Dancers Items $5 Signature
Dog House Deli Red Beans and Rice, Hot Dogs, Banana Pudding
Flounder's Famous Beer Boiled Shrimp, Flounder's Chowder, Tuna Dip, Sno Cones Sauce Boss or less Dishes
Hemingway's Long Boat Mahi Mahi, Conch Chowder, Key Lime Pie
Hilton's H20 Muffalettas
Hooters Naked Wings, Breaded Wings and Drums with Dipping Sauces Recycling Free Games, Dine under
Lillo's New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Crab Balls Area Contests, the
Native Caf6 Shoreline Shrimp Chowder, Walnut Crusted Key Lime Pie GiveAwas Clown for kids Gulfside Tent
.-,Paradise Bar and Grill Renee's Shrimp Salad, Quesadillas
PegLeg Pete's Fried Gulf Shrimp & Oysters
II SFuT M Sandshaker Lounge Purchase Shaker Cup filled with complimentary Bushwacker
Sidelines Fresh Fried Grouper Nuggets, Steamed Shrimp Miracle Strip Chrome
The Dock Jan's Famous Corn and Crab Bisque Corvette Show Zone
Live Entertainment Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce will be selling
Funforthewholefamily. beer, wine, Bloody Marys, Mimosas, soft drinks and water. Saturday Sunday


VOTEforBESTBOOTH&BESTDISH! Be Kind to the Beach Children'sArea
Ballots available at the Chamber Commemorative Taste of the Saturday & Sunday 1 to 4 p.m.
Hospitality Tent Beach Multi-colored Aluminum Face painting, mini golf, bean bag toss, l
Awards 4 p.m. Sunday, September 20 Water Bottles Refilled free! sculpture Colo arng Contest withos sand For More Information
*II I I I II I I I Ie l IC I I I sculpture, Coloring Contest with prizes 850-932-1500


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 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 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
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I know summer is nearly over
because I've been getting the last of
the fresh vegetables from the gar-
dens that my friends' have labored
over. Since it's Labor Day and I have
been the grateful recipient of the de-
licious bounty from your hard la-
bors, it seems that now is a very
good time to express my thanks to
you all. Not to mention, I'm already
wishing you much success in your
gardens next year.
So, I tip my Tiara to all of the
following friends and send out
"Thank You's and love" from the
very bottom of our hearts and de-
lighted taste buds:
Courtney and Jim Winstead-
for the many batches of snap beans.
Not only did they return me to a taste
of my childhood days; I had actu-
ally cooked real bacon and saved
the grease. I haven't done that in
many years, so obviously it was
meant for the snap beans. That's
how my Mama always cooked them
and, man, were they good!
Marilyn LeNormand- During
the last trip to visit Marilyn
LeNormand's Outdoor Oasis, we
polished off the last of her zucchini
in an exquisite dish instantly created
by Elaine Mitchell. When Marilyn
and Bruce came here for the Blue
Angels, she brought me the last of
her tomatoes. There is nothing bet-
ter than a fresh home grown tomato
sandwich.
Cindy Kelley I was also lucky
enough to get the last of her fresh
okra grown. For me, there's only two
ways to eat okra. It must be fried or
cooked in gumbo and while it was
too hot for gumbo that day, it was
not too hot for me to fry up some
fresh okra. Just like my Mama fried
it and again, man, was it good!
These wonderful foods were
not only good for my body and taste
buds, they were also good for my
soul. So, if you need help planting
nextyear, call me I'll send you some-
one to help. You just really don't
want me around anything you're try-
ing to grow unless it's a party. There
is no green color in my thumbs.
Did you know, dear readers,
that there is a Grandparents Day?


Yes, and it is on Sunday, September
13 this year. If you are a grandpar-
ent then it's your day to be cel-
ebrated. If you're not a grandparent
then you need to honor and cel-
ebrate your own.
If you are neither, then sending
a card to one of our local assisted
living facilities and touching a life
that might not be celebrated this day
can be as rewarding for you as for
that unknown someone. Each one
of these residents still has some-
thing to share and the capability to
touch your life as well. You never
know what amazing treasures these
people hold in their minds and lives.
It was my daughter, Melanie
Rowe who brought Grandparents
Day to my attentionyears ago. She
always sent something to her
Granny (my Mama). Mom and Dad
are the ones who taught me to be a
good and loving grandparent by
being such incredibly wonderful
grands to my children. That's a to-
tally indescribable love and words
don't fail me often! So, a Happy
Grandparents Day to all who are,
have been or will be.
My lovely friend and Sister,
Charlotte Spencer is sharing a recipe
with us this week along with her
other amazing gifts. Few of you may
know that Charlotte has become a
Bird Whisperer taking under her own
wings a baby Blue Jay whom we've
named Forest. Charlotte has always
been our Dolphin Caller when we're
guests at Courtney's Bodacious


Balcony on the Far Side along with
being an expert in plasticjewelry re-
pair.
Charlotte is responsible for the
traveling pan too, when she left it at
my house; I carried it to Sharon
Mattair's house from which it trav-
eled with Paulette Provost back to
her house, where it remains for now.
Where will this beautiful silver bowl
go next? Only a cook will
know... She's also a very good cook,
so get your scissors out. This one's
excellent for Labor Day. Let's cook.

Ramen Noodle Salad
1-3oz. pkg. Beef Oriental Ramen
Noodles, uncooked & broken
1-12oz pkg. Cole Slaw
1-2 1/4oz pkg. Toasted slivered
almonds
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2-3 green onions

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with my social calendar. I will see ya
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tember 15 and at the Taste of the
Beach on the 19 and 20 at the Ca-
sino Beach.


The Sunset Party hosted by Hal Harris at Beach Buns at the Fort
Pickens Gate parking lot August 29 attracted a fleet of low speed elec-
tric vehicles. Longtime Beach resident Larry Lowery shows off his
2004 EZ-GO street legal customized golf cart.


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The pots are full of steaming
seafood; the instruments are tuned.
Pensacola Beach's Krewe of
Bananimals is hosting a Shrimp Boil
on Sunday, September 13 at 4 p.m.
at Sabine Sandbar.
Live music and heaping plates
of spicy boiled shrimp will be en-
joyed on Dale's Big Deck.
The Bananimals do not retreat
into their den after Mardi Gras is
over. The krewe meets on Pensacola
Beach year round and supports their
main charity, Santa Rosa Kid's
House.
"Mardi Gras is not just one
weekend for us. We like to have a
good time and help a good cause,"
said King Bruce Yoder. "We want the
entire beach to come and join us."
The party is open to the pub-
lic. Food is $10 per plate whichin-
cludes a big mound of large boiled
shrimp, red potatoes and corn on
the cob. Krewe memberships will
also be available at $30. Checks may
be made payable to the Krewe of
Bananimals.
For more information, contact
SharonForyt at 850-982-1330.


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GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT
Some people wrongly believe that it is not
worthwhile to use a good wine as a cook-
ing ingredient because the alcohol is elimi-
nated through evaporation. Research
shows, however, thatwhen wine is added
to boiling liquid and the mixture is immedi-
ately removed from the heat, 85% of the
alcohol remains. After 15 minutes, 40%
remains. As a basic ingredient in stews,
stocks, and marinades, wine adds more
layers and richness than water can, even
though the wine itself cannotbe tasted. On
the other hand, when used to finish sauces,
meats, and vegetable dishes, the goal is to
have the flavor of the wine come through.
In either case, cooking with wine calls for
better quality wines.

HINT: If a wine is not good enough to
drink, it is not good enough to use in cook-
ing.
Whether or not you consider yourself a
wine enthusiast, or take a more relaxed
approach toward wines, stop at Beach
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Green Grass May Grow At Casino Beach


Casino Beach may be going
green. It's just not the kind of green
that most people are seeking. The
Santa Rosa Island Authority De-
velopment and Leasing Commit-
tee members were presented with
a plan to plant grass at Casino
Beach at their August 26 meeting.
Matt Mooneyham, SRIA di-
rector of Developmental Services,
said, "The sand blows on top of
the parking lot and creates a con-
stant maintenance issue. If it
blows out of the area, it under-
mines the concrete and that jeop-
ardizes the structural integrity of
the sidewalk."
The sod would be placed on
the small areas near the Public
Safety building and a larger par-
cel just west of the Gulfside Pa-
vilion.
Board member Dave Pavlock
questioned the irrigation of the
grass and was told the lifeguards
would water the small areas and a
sprinkler system could take care
of the larger area. The cost for the
project would run about $5,000.
The matter will be brought to the
full board meeting.
In a special meeting which
preceded the committee meetings,
the Board voted 5 to 1 to accept
the higher priced scope of work
from the master land planning firm
EDSA. The more expensive plan,
which includes the use of a num-
ber of specialized sub consultants,
is priced at $234,500. The lower
cost plan was $169,250.
"This is our opportunity to do
it right," Board Member Ed
Guernsey said.
Dr. Thomas Campanella,
elected Board member, who cast
the lone dissenting vote, said he
felt the added benefits of the sec-
ond plan were not worth the extra
costs. He noted that one of the
items, public meetings, costs were
higher in the second plan.
"What could possibly be the
difference in one public meeting
compared to another?" he asked.
The composition of the Steer-
ing Committee which will work
with the land planning firm was
discussed. The final consensus
was that an eleven member com-


mittee should be formed.
"This committee is a great
start," Vernon Prather, board
member said. "We have a balance
of residents, hotel owners, devel-
opers, representatives from the
Beach Chamber of Commerce and
the Pensacola Beach Advocates.
Two members of the SRIA board
should be added."
Members of the community
who have offered to serve on the
committee include attorney Jim
Reeves, Kenny Morgan, contrac-
tor; JJ Waters, sales manager at
CAT Country; Scott Carlson,
owner Fast Eddie's Fun Center;
Dave Kelley, owner The Islander
Lounge and the Break; and
Michael Foley, owner Surf Burger.
The Steering Committee ap-
pointments will be made in up-
coming weeks.
The Development and Leas-
ing Committee favors working
with the bank which is foreclos-
ing on The Palace lease which is
in default. The bank has agreed to
pay the past due lease fees,
attorney's fees and the liquidated
damages would be held in abey-
ance until the foreclosure has been
completed. The committee voted
to accept the bank's offer and hold
the liquidated damages in abey-
ance.
The Committee rejected an
offer of $3,500 from the Regency
Cabanas homeowners for a lot ad-
jacent to their property. The par-
cel was appraised at $65,000 years
ago. After rejecting the bid, the
committee asked Buck Lee, SRIA
executive director, to work with the
leaseholders in creating an agree-
ment to lease the property. Rep-
resentatives of the Regency Ca-
banas said the public has been us-
ing the area to access their condo's
swimming pool.
In an effort to keep motorists
from parking on the right-of-ways,
the SRIA staff had installed yel-
low poles, but members of the
Board objected to the poles, say-
ing they were not in sync with the
Island beautification initiative. As
of now, the poles have been re-
moved and the concrete curbs
have been painted bright red and


labeled with "No Parking."
Planting native grasses in the
right-of-ways had been discussed.
Staff will bring this item back to
the board along with additional in-
formation on plans, plants, and the
cost of the project. Fred Gant,
Board chairman, suggested that
the Island Times remind residents
and guests that the No Parking
areas will be enforced.
The Administrative Commit-
tee heard good news from Dottie
Ford, Director of Finance when
she announced that the revenues
are now up more than $165,000
over projections.
"This report is for June," Ed
Guernsey said. "We still have a
strong July and August to review.
Actual income was greater than
actual expenditures. Spending was
well below budget, so I would like
to compliment the staff and Mr.
Lee for controlling expenses."
A request for a potential or-
dinance giving safety personnel
authority to enforce rules and
regulations for public safety was
made at the Administrative Com-
mittee meeting.
Bob West, SRIA Public
Safety director said, "This in-
cludes allowing the Executive Di-
rector, Safety Director, Water
Safety Supervisor, and senior life-
guards to ask beach goers to com-
ply with laws."
Dave Pavlock moved the ac-
ceptance of creating an ordinance
which will have to go to the
County Commission to be consid-
ered as an addition to Section 74
of the Parks and Recreational Ar-
eas ordinances.
A bid of $109,500 from Deep
and Wide Dredging of Navarre,
was approved for the Little Sabine
Bay project. The dredging will
begin in September or October
and will be complete in about
ninety days after that.
Dr. Thomas Campanella
asked about the Little Sabine Re-
circulation project. Mike
Langston, Baskerville Donovan,
said the recirculation will begin
well after the dredging is com-
plete. Dave Pavlock credited
former board member, Dr. Andy


Gygi for starting the care of Little
Sabine Bay ten years ago. Buck
Lee noted that a thank you should
go to State Rep. Dave Murzin who
assisted the Authority in getting
the grants to carry these important
projects to completion.
Pensacola Beach will get na-
tional exposure through a docu-
mentary about the Gulf Islands
National Seashore and Santa Rosa
Island, produced by public televi-
sion. It will begin airing in Octo-
ber, and Lee said the Island Au-
thority voted to become a spon-
sor of the project and will now be
recognized each time the produc-
tion airs.
Lee told the committee that he


is working with regard to the
SRIA's two websites. They cur-
rently host a tourism website
www.visitpensacolabeach.com
and a government website
www.sria-fla.com
The budget workshop com-
menced after the meetings, Buck
Lee said. "We have a leaner bud-
get and more revenue,"
The 2009-2010 budget was
adopted and will now go to the
County for approval.
The next meeting of the Au-
thority will be the Full Board on
Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m
at the SRIA offices, #1 Via de
Luna. All meetings are open to the
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Chamber Members Report Great Summer


The Pensacola Beach Chamber
Roundtable where business repre-
sentatives discuss their current ac-
tivities continues to be a positive,
upbeat commentary. Chamber busi-
nesses at their August 25 meeting
reported a great summer.
Marta Ray, sales representative
at the Days Inn, reflected the feelings
of most members when she said the
weekends for fall and winter are al-
ready booking up. "Lots of walk-ins
are keeping us hustling," she said.
Nan Harper of Island Realty said
that real estate is alive and well. Her
remarks were backed by Diane Tyson


who added, "Compared to this time
lastyear, real estate is lookingup. Walk
in customers are up, too."
Realtors are not the only ones
at the Roundtable reporting a good
season. Hannah representing
Bullfeathers, a new restaurant onthe
Boardwalk said, "We had a great
summer and we are looking forward
to participating in Taste of the
Beach."
Robert Gleim, general manager
at Bamboo Willie's told the group
that they would be hosting a
Motorcoach Association party on
September 22. "This party is for 200


representatives of the Motorcoach
Industry who make stopovers for a
few hours or spend the night," he
said. "This is an opportunity for the
Beach businesses to make an impact
that would bring year around visi-
tors on tour busses."
Beverly Boswell, co owner of
the Sandshaker Lounge, urged her
peers to conduct themselves like a
year around business, "Encourage
your customers to come to the
beach, year around," she said.
The Chamber is seeking a few
volunteers right now. Jeff Elbert,
president, said, "Make the time to
volunteer at an upcoming Chamber
event or at the VIC. It will enhance
your Chamber experience."
And, Maureen LaMar, Chamber
executive director, announced that
the Membership Committee is still
seeking a chairman.
The next General Membership
meeting will be at 8:30 a.m. on Tues-
day, September 29 at the Comfort Inn.
Business After hours will be on
Thursday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
at Bamboo Willie's. This is a com-
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Tangbangers and Landshark
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Tangbanger Festival.
GoldfishRaces start at 6 p.m. with
$500 in cash and prizes waiting for
the winners. In case you haven't seen
this sporting event in California, Dave
Kelley, bar owner, explains it.
"The entry fee is ten dollars and
you get to pick your pet fish, get a
free t-shirt and entry in to the races,"
he said. "Rain gutters will be placed
side by side, and two people at a time
will place theirfishinthe gutters. Con-
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the finish line."


The winning fish claims all kinds
of nice prizes for its master. Although
the GoldfishRaces will be the premier
event of the Tangbanger Festival,
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HE'S HOT
Matt Brazil of
Pensacola is a fire
dancer. He twists,
twirls and throws
flames to delight the
crowds at Paradise
Bar and Grill,
Tuesday, August 25.
During part of the
performance he
dances in a circle of
fire to the beat of a
Djembi drum played
by Michael Kinser
(not in photo). The
fire act appears
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Sunday at Paradise.






TDC Awards Advertising Funds To Beach For Festival Marketing


It's been almost thirty years
since the businesses on
Pensacola Beach made their first
request to the Tourist Develop-
ment Council asking for funds to
promote tourism. Year after year,
representatives from the Beach
Chamber of Commerce continued
to make requests and give pre-
sentations, mainly pointing out
to the TDC in recent years that
the Beach hotels supplied a
third of the TDC's total funds in
bed taxes.
Last year the Chamber fi-
nally received $25,000 from the
TDC and this year they made a
bold request for $100,000 and
they were granted half that
amount $50,000.
Representing the Beach at
the August 25 meeting were Jeff
Elbert, Chamber president, and
Maureen LaMar, Chamber Ex-
ecutive Director. Also the fol-
lowing business representatives
were in attendance: Buck Lee,
SRIA Executive Director, Shelley
Johnson, Mario Roberts, Karen


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Waters, Tom Barron, Rick Cantin,
DJ and Carl Zemenick, Lila Cox,
Christy Manderson and Jayne
Bell. Nan Harper is a member of
the Council's board.
"The beach loses ground in
the off season. We are pleased
to be able to market off season
events with this money," said
Elbert.
Statutorily, the TDC has to
provide a large portion of its
funds to the Pensacola Civic
Center. Others who were allo-
cated money include: Pensacola
Convention and Visitors Bureau,
$1,541,250; Pensacola Sports
Association, $225,000; Perdido
Key Chamber $175,000; and the
Beach Chamber, $50,000.
The Council voted 7 to 1 to
allocate the monies as outlined
above with Commissioner Grover
Robinson casting the opposing
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Robinson said. "I think we should
all work together as one to get
people to come to our community.
Why splinter the money?"
Board member Nan Harper,
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"We're asking for this grant to
bring heads to beds. Each area
knows best how to present their
own story to bring visitors to the
beaches and historic venues."
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Council's budget, including grant


allocations, must be approved by
the Escambia County Board of
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available to sports fans cheering and
munching inside Sidelines, but now
diners who are waiting outside can
get a copy of the beach news from
the outside dispenser located just
south of the front door. It's a double
play.
SECRET IN ROOM 112
Renee Mack, general manager
at Paradise Inn says sneak over and
look inside room 112. It will be filled
with hip jewelry and designer duds
at half price. The secret room opens
at noon on Friday and closes at sun-
set on Labor Day. Fashionistas
should not miss this.
LOWLIGHTS
Andrew Diller at the Escambia
County University of Florida Exten-
sion Office is headed to the Santa
Rosa Island Authority meeting,
Wednesday, September 9 at 5 p.m.
to recognize the Portofino as a sea
turtle friendly property after and their
Homeowners Association changed
the parking garage lights in each of
their five towers to wildlife friendly
bulbs.
COMPUTERGURU
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nist Joe Stukey will be the guest
speaker at the Pensacola Beach Op-
timists September 15 meeting.
Stukey Computers, whose Beach cli-
ents include the Pensacola Beach
Chamber of Commerce, Island Style
and JLSC Properties, specializes in
computer repair and consulting.
GETTINGSNOWED
Pensacola Ski Club members
will meet for Happy Hour at
Flounder's Beach, Friday, September
11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The ground is not
covered with cold, wet flakes, but it
is at least, white. Prospective mem-
bers should get an application at
pensacolaskiclub.com.
LOCALHERO
The summer concert series at
the Quietwater Amphitheatre will
end with a bang when Local Hero
takes the stage at 6 p.m. Sunday,
September 6. The popular Bands on
the Beach continues each Tuesday
evening through September 29 at the
Gulfside Pavilion from 7 to 9 p.m.
Have dinner or grab something to-
go from a Beach restaurant.
TRAIN TO TRI
The Santa Rosa Island
Triathlon is set for Saturday, Octo-
ber 3. The Mere Mortals are splash-


ing and spinning their wheels every
Sunday morning on Pensacola
Beach. Check out their website at
http://www.trigulfcoast.org/
CHIPITIN
Area golfer have multiple
chances to hit the links and do good
deeds. Sign up for the 9-11 Charity
Tournament, September 11 at Tiger
Point; Stop the Hurt Tourney, Sept.
18 at Tiger Point; or the Legion Putt
Putt at Tiki Island on October 17.
BRINGIT ON
Former Beach resident Karen
Hagford has returned to the area and
has launched a concierge shopping
and delivery service. The service in-
cludes stocking condos and homes
with groceries, cleaning services,
running errands and meal prepara-
tion. She canbe reachedat 686-7197.
COLORS CELEBRATION
Wooly Booger Queen Shugah
and her Royal Consort Wooly Will-
iam Lewis have invited all Beach
family members and their friends to
the first ever COLORS gathering at
Paradise Bar and Grill on September
15 from 5 to 7 p.m. It's a Beach fam-
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by E.K. Hewson


Last week my son, commonly
referred to in this column as The
Kid, started middle school. Sixth
grade to be exact. My husband, The
Colonel, and I couldn't help but no-
tice that after the start of school our
son was immediately smarter than
both of us combined and in order to
prove this fact he no longer felt the
need to listen to either one of us.
After all, what could either one of
us know about middle school, girls
or dances?
Yes, The Kid attended his first
dance and it seems 30 plus years
later not a lot has changed. At first
The Kid didn't want to go. Then af-
ter watching an episode of "Army
Wives" with me, he learned that one
of the lead character's daughters
went to her school dance and all the
boys made fart noises with their un-
derarms. He started practicing im-
mediately and eventually picked out
the shirt that would give him the ul-
timate access to his hairless armpit.
The Colonel offered to teach
The Kid some of his dance moves. I
suggested he take a shower before
the dance and was willing to splurge
for deodorant and cologne. We were
both answered with a resounding,
"No Thank You!" The Kid did, how-
ever, rinse off and I think he actu-
ally used soap when he found out
certain girls from his class were go-
ing to the Saturday evening social.
So as we walked him up the
steps to the gymnasium, we made
sure he had his cell phone on and
his five dollars for admission and
refreshments. The Colonel ex-
plained that this was a dance and it
was not appropriate to chase his
buddies up and down the length of
the basketball court. My only advice
was "chicks dig guys who dance." I
knew the armpit noises were not up
for discussion.
"Hewson, Little Flower Catho-
lic School," I said to the chaperone
as she checked his name off the list.
Then, like a chorus of angels
full of the giggles, I heard, "Harry,
you made it."
I couldn't help but watch in awe
as four very dressed up young la-
dies, including his best friend's twin
sister, came out and pull him towards


the dance floor.
Three hours, one cheese plate
and a nice bottle of Merlot later, The
Colonel and I found our way back
to the gymnasium. Before I could
even say The Kid's last name, he
appeared, hot, sweaty and ready to
go home.
"How was the dance?" in-
quired The Colonel.
"Good," answered The Kid.
"Did you dance?"
"No?"
"Did anyone ask you to
dance?"
"Yeah, but I said 'no'."
Then I could not help myself.
"Who asked you to dance?"
"Mallory. Bailey. Some other
girl I didn't know."
"You said no to Mallory, your
best friend's twin sister?"
"Yeah and she wouldn't stop
asking. First, she said, Harry will
you dance with me. And I said no.
Then she asked if I was sure. Yeah,
I was sure I didn't want to dance with
her. So she asked if I was super
duper absolutely positively sure.
Yeah I was super duper absolutely
positively sure that I didn't want to
dance with her or anyone else."
I explained to The Kid that
when a girl asks you three times to
dance, it usually means she really
wants to dance with you. He quickly
confessed that she actually asked
him to dance eight different times.
Changing the subject, The
Colonel quickly asked about the re-
freshments and the music. Accord-
ing to The Kid, the refreshments
were yucky and the music was ter-
rible. Translation there wasn't any
Sprite and the music was actually
pop music from the 2000's as op-
posed to tunes from the 1960's, 70's
and 80's.
I am beginning to think The
Colonel and I need to invest in some
type of satellite radio service be-
cause the only radio stations that we
receive without static are classic
rock. The Kid was offended when
the DJ had never even heard of the
song "Major Tom." I tried to explain
the best I could, but without much
luck, that even in the 1980's that
song wasn't a huge hit.


The Kid continued to talk about
the night. He told us about Pat B. a
rather short, red hair kid with freck-
les and glasses asked an 8th grade
girl wearing a yellow tank top to
dance, but she shot him down in his
tracks. He then filled us in about the
Brits in his class, Will and Michael,
who must not have received the no
running up and down the gym floor
lecture because according to The
Kid they played chase all night long.
Finally he admitted that he was go-
ing to have to keep up with his com-
edy routine because the returning 7th
and 8th graders kept asking for a
repeat performance from last
spring's talent showcase.
"So did you have a good time?"
I asked.
"Good, it was great," he said
and then he segued right into, "Can
I stay up and build Legos and watch
some TV?"
As The Colonel and I dragged
our tired selves to bed, we had to
laugh that The Kid, our kid, was
growing up and that this was just the
beginning of dances and girls. The
only difference was I kept thinking
about "my baby" and The Colonel
mumbled something in between
snores that sounded like "lucky kid."
Until next time...

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down the Dunes Trail with the
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your speed. The hike begins at 4
p.m. on Sunday, September 6. Par-
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lot just east of Portofino.
Hikers should bring sun protec-
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in a day pack. This hike is rated lei-
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Everyone's Invited To Beach School Open House


The beginnings of Labor Day
are associated with recognizing the
contributions of working men and
women to our common life. As with
many observances, the focus has
changed over the years so that now
we try to recognize the contribu-
tions of all people, not only to honor
all laborers--men and women, young
and old, employed and unemployed,
but all who contribute to our lives.
It is designated as a national holi-
day, a day off for everyone when
the wheels of industry slow down,
and the business community takes
a respite. In many areas, the labor
force is at rest. There seems to be
some confusions in our modem day
surrounding work, a kind of love/
hate relationship. Some work too
hard, others are searching for mean-
ingful work, and some seek the kind
of work that offers time for family
and friends.
Its interesting that some of the
largest salaries go to those in pro-
fessional sports, or the movie indus-


try, and of course, those few execu-
tives who are at the top of their pro-
fessions and are rewarded with huge
pay outs. Those who know how to
make and manage our money are
compensated far more than those
people who know how to feed us,
teach us, clean us, and serve us.
But, work is about more than
money. It's about the way in which
we can find satisfaction in doing
meaningful work. Seldom have I
been bored by the work I do, but
there are many who do perfunctory
work and repetitions actions, and
they do the same thing hour after
hour, and day after day. Without
that kind of work, life as we know it
would be less than it is.
I would just hope that we all
could find our work enjoyable, or at
least meaningful in the sense that
we realize we are contributing to the
well-being of our society. Each day,
then, can be looked forward to with
anticipation rather than dread.


Pensacola Beach Elementary
School is getting ready to open its
doors to guests when it hosts an
Open House at 6 p.m. on September
17. Board members heard at their
August 31 meeting that the Open
House theme would be "Get Your
Ducks in a Row."
Classrooms will be open. PTA
memberships and t-shirts will be on


sale. Donations to Partners-in-Edu-
cation will be accepted at the event
and volunteers can sign up to help
with the Fall Festival which is set
for October 30 at the School.
The School's Finance Commit-
tee offered a good report. "July
starts a new year and this commit-
tee is off to a good start," said Todd
McCurdy, chairman.


Woman's Clubbers Get Back To Business


The Pensacola
Beach Woman's Club
summer social season
ended with fifty-five la-
dies enjoying a luncheon
at Hemingway's Island
Grill onAugust 20.
It's back to work for
the group. The next meet-
ing is set for Thursday,
September 17 at the
Beach Church Fellowship
Hall. The doors open at
10:30 a.m. with business
meeting and pot luck


lunch to follow.
Jeff Castleberry,
Beach School Principal
will be the guest speaker
and the Club members
are encouraged to bring
school supplies to do-
nate to the Beach
School.
Members should
bring a dishto share. For
more information about
the Pensacola Beach
Woman's Club, please
call 850- 934-0553.


Volunteers from the Hurlburt Chapter 38 of Aeronautical Educators arrived
on Pensacola Beach to share some science fun with the kids attending
the Foster children's birthday party last month. Preparing to blast off the
kid-friendly rockets are (L to R): Retired USAF Colonel John Jogerst, Kim
Moore and Janice Malone.


Letters will be sent to Partners-
in-Education reminding them that
September 30 is the final date for
collections in order to get their name
on the donor board in front of the
School.
The Board considered the new
budget. The anticipated revenue is
$892,133 based on 144 students at-
tending the school and includes a
goal of receiving $25,000 in dona-
tions. The budget was accepted
unanimously by the Board.
The Policy Review Committee
will publish an Employee Handbook
developed by Principal Jeff
Castleberry, and also a Board of Di-
rectors Handbook, according to Kim
Homewood, committee chairman.
Board President Todd
McCurdy announced that $23,905
had been invested in repairs to the
school which have been completed.
Phase two and three of the painting
schedule which includes trim and
exterior walls will be set aside until
next summer.
All classes have been filled ex-
cept the second grade which has two
openings. To be eligible for the open-
ings, the child must live on
Pensacola Beach. Classes have the
following number of students: Kin-
dergarten, 22; First grade, 22; Sec-
ond grade, 22; Third grade, 27;
Fourth grade, 25 and Fifth grade, 26.
The next meeting of the
School Board will be at 6 p.m.
Monday, September 28.


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Pensacola Beach Chamber of
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The Universal Light by Candace Segar
[This is Part II of IV]


Joe carefully thought about
what he had just heard as he moved
his longs legs from the top of his
desk. He finished the dregs of this
coffee and began formulating a plan.
He knew one auctioneer, Jerry
Macready, who could tell him if he
had seen this strange lamp. It may
have all been an old man's mind
crumbling down in his later years;
and yet, Joe doubted that.
He would get a list from Jerry
of auctioneers in different areas -
vast distances apart and do some
investigative reporting himself. It
was a slow day, what did he have
to lose?
August sat stretched out on her
most comfortable chaise lounge. Mr.
Peebles, her slinky tabby was
equally prone, garnering all the fur
stroking she was willing to give. Her
favorite book, "Stranger In A
Strange Land," by Robert Heinlein,
occupied her other hand being read
for the sixth time. Actually it was the
seventh if you counted that she had
listened to it on CD in her car.


After she had read a chapter, she
slowly put the dogeared book down
to think about what the master,
Heinlein, had said.
Then she heard voices. At first
she thought it was friends and their
children at the door. But, no, it
seemed more distant and it was just
one young voice and one adult's
voice why it was her voice! She
was shocked to hear her voice ask-
ing, "Are you God?"
And the response back was
equally shocking. "No, I'm a stu-
dent."
August was perplexed by this
answer and asked another question,
"Where did you come from?"
The student was equally
shocked and wondered how this
conversation was taking place. So
he responded with an equally bizarre
retort. "You arejust an experiment!"
Just at that moment the phone
rang, and August was jolted out of
sleep and opened her eyes. That was
an odd dream she thought as she
headed toward the phone.


[Editor's Note: Candace Segar an Island Times columnist, is an
electrical engineer and owner of CRS Commissioning, Inc. She is cur-
j,. ,,l .... I,' on fantasy, sciencefiction trilogy and is a published mem-
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4444 Fun that Justin Scher will be
in one of the top spots at the end of
the evening. Scher earned the
champion's title for his outstanding
play during August. He amassed
three first places and four second
place finishes to earn the Player of
the Month crown.
Results from the Monday night
action at the Sandshaker pitted Terri
McKamey and Glenn "Doc"
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McKamey took the win on August
24 beating Burleson and poker leg-
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The Miracle Strip Corvette
Club is revved up for its annual
"Life's a Vette at the Beach" Cor-
vette Show, Saturday, September 19.
The show will be inthe Casino park-
ing lot from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
The show brings together Cor-
vette enthusiasts and owners from
the Florida Panhandle and the south-
eastern United States.
"We are inviting the public to
come and help us celebrate
America's sports car," said Rick


Gordon, show coordinator. "We will
have Vettes at the show from the
1950s to the 2009 models."
The show benefits Covenant
Hospice and Santa Rosa Kids
House.
There is no charge to the pub-
lic to view the Corvettes at the show.
This event will take place in
conjunction with the Beach
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runners-up.
The poker tables at Paddy
O'Leary's are filled with card sharps
and wanna-be's. August 19 found
Courtney Winn ahead of Father Sean
Knox at the final hand. Visiting
Marine Jim Lest rounded out the top
three.
Price Ransom travels from
Niceville each week to play on
Pensacola Beach. The Boggy Bayou
Boy hit four 4s on August 20 on the
final hand to knock off Larry Paz.
Justin Scher had all the chips
on August 23 which put him ahead
of Freddy Falgout and Pam Gough.


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Pam Gough came roaring back
on August 25 to take the win with a
King High Straight. Kristin Larmier
settled for second and Sean Gough
third.
The Goughs, who called Jasper,
Indiana home until recently, are fine
card players. Sean Gough outlasted
Justin Scher on August 26. Guest
dealer, Mike Wipeout Willett,
handled the action.
Another Jasper, Indiana resi-
dent, Chris Peters, waltzed into the
winner's circle ahead of Justin Scher
and Pam Gough on August 27.
Pam Gough ended up as a run-
ner-up after the last hand hit the felt
on August 30. David Edwards took
first place and card playing' diva
Billie Urquhart was third.
Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun is
open to everyone. Games begin at 7
p.m. beach time. Players should
have a basic knowledge of the game.
For more information, call Rick
Uzdevenes, poker promoter at 850-
324-2667.
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There are good pillows and bad
pillows. A good pillow, essential to
long-term health, gives you comfort
and automatically puts you in a
healthy sleep posture. Neck and
back problems are worsened by im-
proper sleeping habits and bad or
worn-out pillows. Follow the points
below and your worries will be gone.
> Sleeping on your stomach or
withyour head elevated can give you
aches and pains. To give your body
the proper rest and to ensure the
health of your neck, sleep only in
two positions: on your side or on
your back. Both these positions keep
your spine in natural alignment and
prevent misalignment of the neck.
You will prevent neck aches, back-
aches, pinched nerves, and general
health problems caused by wear on
your vertebrae and spinal column.
> Look for pillows that fluff and
squish to fit your unique contours,
shape, and sleeping posture. Your
pillow should be a "fit" just like
shoes. Natural-fill pillows such as
down and feather give you the most
comfort, long-term performance,
and adjustability of any pillow. They
gently support your head, providing
tactile softness, eliminating pressure


points, and increasing facial circu-
lation to reduce face squashing, or
"sleep wrinkles." Down pillows of-
fer you the optimum in comfort,
luxury, and performance.
Since everyone is back in
school, give your pillow a test!
1) Examine the covering fabric:
Is it stained or leaking filling? If so,
time for a new one.
2) To test the support of down
and feather pillows, lay the fluffed
pillow on a flat, hard surface. Fold
the pillow in half and squeeze out
the air. Release the pillow: one with
support will unfold and return to its
original shape. A broken pillow will
remain folded.
3) To test a polyester pillow,
place a ten-ounce weight on the pil-
lows (such as tennis shoes). A pil-
low with support will throw the shoe
and unfold itself.
The comfort lifetime of a pil-
low is the length of time you can
expect it to retain its original sup-
port and adjustability. With normal
use and care, the lifetime of feather
pillows is 5-10 years, and polyester
is 6 months to 2 years. Use your head
when it comes to getting the right
pillow!


The One & Only Family Entertainment Center on the Island
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Day & Night
Mon -Thu 2-10
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We host
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Friday 2 to 10PM
Sat IOAM to 10PM
Sun 10AM to sunset
IT'S
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Soundside
Play Dance
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Between Sidelines & Crabs Look for the Waterfall, Stay for the Fun


Vegas Style Gaming Comes To Beach
Gulf Breeze Chamber Hosts Casino For Fun


Comf o& & Joy

by Paid(ora de Ballliaza;r


The Gulf Breeze Chamber is
hosting a fundraising gala,
Hitchcock Goes to Vegas! The
themed night of gaming fun at
Bimini Beach Bar begins at 7 p.m.
October 23.
The tickets are $30 per person
which includes light hors d'oeuvres,
2000 fun chips to use at the "casino-
style" games and two raffle tickets.
There will be a cash bar.
"We are going to set up all kinds
of games," said Meg Peltier, Cham-
ber exec. "Although no money will
be exchanged or won at the tables,
we'll have craps, roulette, black
jack, and Texas Hold 'Em for ev-
eryone to enjoy."
After the gaming closes the
party continues into the night with
dancing at Bamboo Willie's.
Be ready to enter the Costume
Contest as your favorite Hitchcock
movie character.
One of the highlights of the
evening will be a Texas Hold 'Em
Tournament with advanced reserva-
tion of $20.
Sponsorships are available. A
$200 Table Sponsor receives two
tickets, recognition on website and
all publicity, and signage and aban-


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Stressed? On Overwhelm? Economic PTSD?
Feeling centered and balanced is not a luxury..
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Acupuncture, Hypnosis and Chinese Herbs
can help... alot!

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Integrating traditional health management with natural and alternative approaches


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September 4, 2009 Island Times PAGE 19


The inshore
fishing this time of year seems to be
loaded with all kinds of nice catches
being reported by all my fishing
friends.
Justin Scher has made a habit
the last couple of weeks, of going
in the early morning hours and mak-
ing the most of it even after a long
night of poker. Justin reports major
hits of Speckled Trout off the sand-
bar at Deer Point on the southwest
edge of Gulf Breeze. Pinfish are the
bait of choice and some nice hits of
Redfish and even some Blacktip
Sharks have made their presence
known. Justin showed off some
fancy footwork along the beach af-
ter a catfish found its way under his
foot. Ouch!
Janie and Ijust got back from a
trip in our boat, The 4fun, targeting
Specks in the grassbeds off the Live
Oak Area and we saw everything
you can name feeding in those thick
beds. The Redfish were right up on
the grassline feeding and tipping


their tails. Spanish Macs were rip- -
ping through the schools of Glass
Minnows and the Rays were flying
and flopping about doing their thing
in the sunshine. Mullett were every-
where, too. We had hits onjust about
every cast as we worked with the old
wonder bait a white stringray grub.
The sun was doing its thing and the 2
breeze was wonderful. A perfect
kinda day.
The Redfish dinner was out of
this world. What are you waiting for?
Do yourself a favor and go fishing. Take A Kid Fishing


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Join the Smile High Club ~
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smiling; even if you try.


CATAMARANS
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KAYAKS BOATS
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at the Boardwalk
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www.KeySailing.com

OPEN 9 to 6
weather .,, itlt,,rn "


reading' the water

by Saltwater Rick


The bigger, the better
according to Jack White.
The longtime Beach
resident and business owner
made halibut fishing part of
a recent Alaska vacation.
Not to be outdone, lady
Beach angler Kim LoBue,
reeled in a giant halibut,
too. To hear the fishing
stories stop by DJs
and see them.


w crab 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!

Watch as your highly
cross trained crab
darts for the finish line!
Join Seadog along Every winner receives
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All proceeds go to raising free range
crabs and the official Seadog Crab
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It's the stupidest thing
you've ever seen!
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Group Helps Citizens
Brace For Big Blow
September is National Pre-
paredness Month, reminding us to
prepare for emergencies especially
during hurricane season. BRACE,
the Be Ready Alliance Coordinat-
ing for Emergencies, works with
over 300 local partner organizations
to prepare for disasters that may
impact our community.
Many beach residents are hur-
ricane evacuation savvy, but for
those who aren't, complete informa-
tion regarding hurricane prepared-
ness can be found by visiting
bereadyescambia.com.


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"Floundering at its best"
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Best Sunday Brunch!
Crab Cakes Benedict,
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Champagne & Bloody Marys,
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