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WATERCOLORISTS AND COPPERSMITHS. PAINTERS AND POTTERS. WINE AND CHAMPAGNE -- With a stroke of a brush the island will be transformed
into an artist's village by the Pensacola Beach Chamber of Commerce during Art and Wine Weekend, October 3-4. Art enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs will be treated
to two days of top notch tasting, shows and sales. Longtime Beach resident JJ Waters gives you a glimpse at two pieces in the Louise Waters Collection. The family of
the late Louise Waters will be showing the rich and lively watercolor paintings at the Sandshaker. For more on this story, see Page 2.


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Artists Invade Island, Wine Enthusiasts Cheer Weekend Festival


Pensacola Beach will transform
into an artist's village on October 3
and 4. Painters, potters, photogra-
phers, jewelry makers and carvers
will be showing their wares. Forty-
three artists have already entered the
show with the entire Beach School
art department placing their works
up for sale. The islandwide festival
will be open from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
on Saturday and from noon to five
on Sunday.
Guests at the two-day event will
be able to board the trolleys which
will run from one venue to another.
A special conductor will be onboard
entertaining with tales of Beach hap-
penings. Rides on the Art and Wine
Express trolleys are free compli-
ments of the Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce.
"The Art and Wine trolleys will
run islandwide to accommodate ev-
eryone," said Jeff Elbert, president
of the Beach Chamber. "The trolley
will run between the Holiday Inn
Express and PegLeg's through the
core area and on to the Via de Luna
Shopping Center.
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce is the sponsor of the
festival which is in its second year.
"Everyone is welcome to attend
this October event," Elbert said.
"The wine tasting are free. We just
want people to come to the Beach
and enjoy themselves."
Art and Wine Weekend maps
are available at the Pensacola Beach
Visitor's Information Center,
onboard the trolleys and at Cham-
ber member businesses.
Artists who have already
signed up to show include Skip Tan-
ner who will be at the Holiday Inn
Express. He owns Old Salt Copper
Designs in Pensacola and works in
metals.
Darlene Fay Samuel is a native


Pensacolian. She works in bead de-
sign and has been the president of
the Emerald Coast Bead Society.
Darlene will show at PegLeg's.
Dennis Boyce of Navarre, was
born in Teaneck, New Jersey. He is
mostly self taught but has studied
at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New
York. He uses a wide variety of me-
dia and has done work in watercolor,
photography, charcoal and pencil,
oils and pastels. He will show at the
Sandshaker. Joining him at the
Shaker will be Beach resident JJ Wa-
ters who will have her mother-in-
law's paintings for sale. Louise Wa-
ters, who passed away in 2005, was
an accomplished watercolorist with
a regional following of fans.
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School artists will show at the Kid's
Kiosk. Last year, every single piece
of art displayed by these talented
students sold at Surf Burger where
they will show this year again.
Other artists are:
* Neomi Caban Jewelry Design &
Lampwork
* KK Blevins Wall Sculptor, Faux
Finisher
* Ginger Pratt Stained Glass, Pho-
tography
* Margaret Biggs Beach Art
* Dan Malinsky-Bowl Turner
* Marge Hewitt Oils &Pastels
* Arthur Jenkins Acrylics, Pen &
Ink
* Carla Milam-Acrylic on Wood &
Canvas
* Jeanne McGrath Oils
* Sidney Copson Pastel, Collage
& Mixed Media
* John Higdon Photography
* Pat Indorf-Jewelry Designer
* Anne Beverly Artist
* Antonio Cesar Photography
* Sisters of the Beach Eclectic Col-


election of Beach Artists
* Jane Waters Cooper Acrylic
* DJ Zemenick Photographer
* Peggy Henshall Stitchery Artist
* Mary Bedard Live Flower Cre-
ations
* Christy Sullivan Crafter
* Nancy Silar Jewelry
* House of Ruth Jewelry
* Mike Willett BeachArtist
* Bill Strength Photography
* Mark Kielick Beach Scenes
* Julia Green- Acrylics
* Carol Loethen Jewelry
* Dave Loethen Photography
* Lisa Coopersmith Acrylics
* Jon Winslow Acrylics
SArin Brown Photography
* Mike Smith Photography
* Connie Carrigan- Acrylics
SRandy McMillen Graphite Draw-
ings
* Jan Kurtz Watercolors
* Julie Najjar -Acrylics
* Maria Willett Acrylics
* Kasman Customs -Acrylics
* Second Story Creations Jewelry


The Sisters of the Beach will
pop a few corks for their second
Champagne Sip Off at 3 p.m. on Sat-
urday, Oct. 3 at Paddy OLeary's. The
Sip Off is an invitation-only compe-
tition to see which lady has the most
discerning palette. The winner will
be crowned as the Champagne
Queen.
Sharon Mattair is the reigning


Champagne Queen and will be back
to defend her title. She correctly
identified six of the seven cham-
pagnes served. Spectators are en-
couraged to come early to get a front
row seat at this bubbly event.
For additional information
about Art and Wine Weekend, go to
VisitPensacolaBeach.com or call Ex-
ecutive Director Maureen LaMar at
850-932-1500.


Art and Wine Weekend Locations

Bamboo Willies Native Cafe
Bullfeathers Paddy O'Leary's
Flounder's Paradise Bar & Grill
Hemingway's PegLeg Pete's
Holiday Inn Express Sandshaker
Island Realty Surf Burger
Island Style Tiki Island
Lee Tracy The Dock
Lillo's wine tasting only


Music Lovers Arise Songwriters Festival Is Music To Your Ears


Music lovers are in for a spe-
cial treat when the first of what is
expected to be an annual event, the
Pensacola Beach Songwriters Fes-
tival, takes place onPensacola Beach,
October 2 through October 4.
"You will be introduced to the
songs that made you happy, sad,
romantic and all the other feelings
that take place in our daily lives,"
Jim Pasquale, of J. Pasquale Music
Co, sponsor, said.
The festival will feature many
styles of music by songwriters: Gary


Talley, songwriter with the Box
Tops; George Cummings, songs re-
corded by Dr. Hook, and Steve Ray;
Jim Pasquale, credited with record-
ings for Ray Charles; Lisa Carver
wrote songs for Sugarland and
Willie Nelson; Jerry Salley, penned
songs recorded by Reba and John
Anderson; Jim McBride, CMA
songwriter of the year credited with
songs for Alan Jackson and Johnnie
Cash.
These and a large number of
additional songwriters will appear at


the Paradise Bar and Grill,
Sandshaker Lounge, Sabine Sand-
bar, and Lillo's Tuscan Grill.
"Without fail, the first time visi-
tors will come away in wide-eyed
surprise," Pasquale said. "As the
songs begin, they are surprised
who wrote their favorite songs.
There is a little bit of songwriter in
all of us."
For more information on the
festival, Pasquale can be reached by
phone at 615-423-9038 orvia email
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Triathletes Stroke, Pedal and Step Out At Santa Rosa Island Race


ISLAND TIMEf
Published every other Tuesday
SHELLEY W. JOHNSON, PUBLISHER
Post Office Box 844 Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
850-916-5258
islandtimes@bellsouth.net www.MylslandTimes.com
No portion of this publication may be reproduced without the consent of the publisher


The fourteenth annual Santa
Rosa Island Triathlon will be Sat-
urday, October 3. Billed as one of
the World's Best Destination
Triathlons, the event will start at
7:30 a.m. with a one-third mile
swim, an eighteen mile bike seg-
ment, and a 3.1 mile run. The swim
course is charted in the beautiful
Gulf waters. With the completion
of the road connecting Pensacola
Beach to Navarre Beach through


the National Seashore, the fast,
flat, bike course is routed nine
miles east into the National Sea-
shore and back. The 3.1 mile run
will wind through the beach neigh-
borhoods along the Gulf.
Carved tikis and plaques will be
awarded to the first place male and
female competitors in the overall,
master, grandmaster, great grand-
master, junior and challenged ath-
lete divisions. Charlie Knight, well


known tiki sculptor, designed some
of the awards.
Single entry fee is $80. Relay
team fee is $150. There is a special
rate for juniors of $35.
Competitors may register online
at www.active.com or print an entry
form from the race website
www.sritri.org and mail it in. Con-
tact race director Charles Gheen at
850-380-0741 or charlesgheen
(gmail.com for more information.


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Island Times


September 22, 2009





September 22, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3


Barefoot on the Beach


By Jane Waters Cooper


I bought a golf cart for $250 in
1988. It had a hole in the top. The
seat cushions were torn. And the
homemade truck bed which replaced
the golf bag holders was missing a
whole lot of paint. However, the bat-
teries were in good condition, the
hill brake worked and the windshield
was intact.
I, with the help of some of my
friends, made this old dilapidated
pile of junk into a showpiece. Joy
Anderson, who owned the
Sundeck, sewed a new top of red
and white striped canvas and put
fringe around it. Voila! The hole in
the top no longer showed. Sandy
Watkins took on recovering the
two front seats in the same red
and white canvas. I painted the
whole cart including the truck bed
bright red. Suddenly, it was a very
acceptable vehicle. Golf carts were
few and farbetweenback then. I'm
not sure if there was another one
on the Beach or not. Considering
the fact that they were illegal to
drive unless you were within a mile
of a golf course, my guess would
be that there were no others. I fig-
ured I could always stay within a
mile of the Fantasia Putt Putt Golf
Course. What did I care? Most of
the deputies were my friends and
if they arrested me, I probably
wouldn't have to go to jail. So, I
lashed the cart to a post in the


carport at my office in the Sand-
spur Republic. We entered the cart
in a few parades, but mostly, we
drove it around the protected
streets of the Sandspur Republic.


In 1992, I moved my office to a complex
the Boardwalk. The cart went with ies, rust
me, but pre-
sented a dilemma
when it was too lIli iil JIM
wide to go up the
ramps. Finally,
Jerry Willis who I I
was handy with
almost every-
thing, got in the
cart, took a run-
ning start at the
entrance and
drove it up the
wooden steps
and to my office
building which I
shared with the
Sand Dollar Caf6.
It was parked in
front and an art-
ist friend added a
finished touch The $250GolfCart
with a sign, "The
Cool Newspaper with the Hot charmed
News." Countless tourists The
showed up to have their photo buy a re,
taken in the unique cart. Now and used it f
then when the Boardwalk was not
crowded I took it for a spin. At
night we opened our front door to
the office and drove the cart into
our lobby where it just barely fit.
In the morning, we backed it out.
Over the years, deputies came and
went on the Boardwalk, Santa
Rosa Island Author-
ity staff members ap-
peared, and Board
members came to my
office. No one, not a
single person, ever
mentioned the illegal
golf cart sitting out-
side in all its red,
white and blue glory.
After I sold the
newspaper in 1995, I
brought the cart
home with me. Frank
and I were officially
engaged by then, so
ic Vehicle I gave it to him. How
cagey! He would be
responsible for all the repairs and
maintenance and all I would do is
ride around in it. Per
So, Frank, the meticulous man
that he is, decided the cart needed www.I


:te overhaul. New batter-
proof the interior, work
on the hill
brake. He took
Sthe cart to
'' B o b b y
Barrington's
Condo in Bahia
Paz, put it in his
garage, and
then the two of
them were pre-
pared to make
the repairs. A
woman inter-
rupted their
plans. Her name
was Opal.
Bobby's garage
was flooded
and the golf
cart wound up
in the street, to-
taled. So ends
the story of the
life of my very first cart.
next thing Frank did was
illy nice golf cart and we
or parades. We made it


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into a thatched hut one Mardi
Gras, a space ship during another.
At Christmas we built a Christmas
scene on top including a lighted
tree, gifts, toys and a life-sized
Santa. It was a sight to behold.
Soon, Beach folks began to look
forward to what we would do to
decorate our cart. We tried every-
thing. Like the one with the 500
rabbits dangling from the sides.
And the St. Paddy's Pub Crawl
which featured a huge rainbow,
pot of gold, and Paddy himself sit-
ting on the front.
That cart era has ended and
now the Beach is crawling with
golf carts, most of them street le-
gal and ready to roll. They no
longer have to sneak around the
back streets or only enter parades.
Gary Cole drives his cart by our
house almost every day.
And, now Island Times has
caught the golf cart bug. They
have purchased an elaborate street
legal cart which is classified as a
low speed electric vehicle.


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Golf carts are no longer just
for golfers or renegade people like
me. They are fun vehicles, de-
signed for drivers who want to
conserve by not buying gasoline,
and who have a penchant for
something a little far out.
Will the new Island Times golf
cart live up to its legacy? Will it
ever become a space ship or a
thatched hut? Or will it be some-
thing bigger and better as it glides
effortlessly through parade after
parade? Somehow, I have a deep
down feeling that it will be far su-
perior to our old creations.
We had two carts following
the demise of our first one. We
gave one away and sold one. Now,
we are content just to wave and
talk to those who drive by. And,
remember, one maxim holds true
for all carts, old and new. Don't try
cruising on Highway 98 or any
other high traffic area. And if you
happen to run into another cart for
$250, let me know. I'll buy it, just
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YACHT CLUB ADDS FIVE
Five new members have
joined the Pensacola Beach Yacht
Club as their membership contin-
ues to grow. Newest skippers on
board are Pat Jackson and William
Wells, both from Pensacola; Capt.
Ken Peters, Gulf Breeze; Larry
Nims, Gulf Breeze; and Eric
DeVuyst, St. Cloud, Florida.
CLAIRE'S BACK
Claire Zelius is back in town and
says she's ready to be busy. Is there
a volunteer job on the Beach in her
future? Right now she is reconnect-
ing with friends and family.
GRANDS
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School had glamorous grandmoth-
ers and sporty granddads visiting
campus during lunch on Thurs-
day, September 10. Kay and Pete
Amberson lunched with Blair and
Carlee to celebrate Beach Grand-
parents Day.
CHINA SHOWING
Harry and Judy Purcell trans-
ported their neighbors at Santa
Rosa Towers from the Beach to
China via photos that they shared
from their recent trip. According
to Walt Lumpkin, Harry is a well
accomplished photographer.
FLOUNDERING TOGETHER
Beach native Ronnie Poole and
Terri Jamison are kindred spirits who
met while working at Flounder's in
the early 80s. Ronnie, who is a stew-
ard on a merchant vessel, calls Terri
each year on her birthday. He re-
members the August 29 event be-
cause he celebrates his birthday the
very next day.
EMPTY NESTERS
Russell and his wife Jimmie
Jarratt, longtime members of the
West Florida Canoe Club, traded
their sleek vessel for a cumber-
some floating tub during the wet
and wild Bath Tub Races Labor
Day Weekend. Their hopes of win-
ning were sunk in the preliminary
rounds, but they were unphased
by it. It did not put a damper on
their romantic weekend on the


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Beach in celebration of becoming
empty nesters.
SHOW ME STATE
Pensacola Beach Visitor's In-
formation Center reported that
tourists from Missouri have con-
sistently numbered in the top five
states represented this summer.
Steve Picker from Jefferson City is
among the Beach lovers. He is hav-
ing island Times mailed to his home,
so he doesn't miss a thing.
GROVER ON TV
Commissioner Grover
Robinson, whose district includes
Pensacola Beach, will be onECTV,
Thursday, September 24 at 5:30
p.m. with a live call-in show.
MediaCom carries the Escambia
County Station on Channel 98. Ques-
tions may be called in at 595-3288.
KISS THE CHEF
Anyone who stopped in at the
Visitor's Center during Taste of the
Beach weekend was greeted by the
volunteer extrordinaire Jean Curtis.
She wore her chef's hat and apron
to get in the spirit of the festival.


Are you smarter than a sec-
ond grade school teacher? Evi-
dently not, if you are on the
Beach and the teacher is Debbie
Campanella at Pensacola Beach
Elementary School. She out-
smarted everyone when she cor-
rectly answered the name of the
owner of the first grocery store
on Pensacola Beach. Inez Todd
was the owner and it was known
as Todd Groceries. Debbie has a
spiffy new Island Times t-shirt
and the rest of the trivia players
are sitting in Time Out.
We wouldn't want to go
away without mentioning one of
the wrong answers the Trivia
Master received. Joanne Brooks
submitted the name of Jane Wa-
ters as the owner of the grocery
store. Oh, Queen of Wrong An-
swers, Jane has done a lot of
things on Pensacola Beach, but
running a grocery store was not


among them.
If you would like a coveted
Island Times t-shirt in any one
of the many spectacular colors,
be the first to email the correct
answer to the following ques-
tion: The building which now
houses Flounder's and Island
Style was a huge entertainment
complex in the 1960s. One of the
bands that played there was later


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a nationally acclaimed rock
band. They are still playing. Can
you name them?
Rules are the same. Send
your answer to islandtimes
@bellsouth.net with "trivia" in
the subject line and include
your name, phone number. Dead-
line to answer is Tuesday, Sep-
tember 29, 2009.
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Island Times


September 22, 2009







Eleven Beach Stewards To Guide Authority Board During Beautification Process


An eleven member committee will
make recommendations to the Santa
Rosa Island Authority Board as the
master land planners paint their portrait
of what Pensacola Beach will look like
in the future. The full board of the SRIA
at their September 9 meeting named the
eleven stewards to a Steering Commit-
tee who will serve in the responsible
capacity. Members selected are:
Portofino developer Robert Rinke, ho-
tel developer Julian MacQueen,
Pensacola Beach Advocates President
Jim Cox, hotel developer Marilyn
Woodbury Hess, Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber President Jeff Elbert, SRIA Chair-
man Fred Gant, Michael Foley, beach
resident and owner of Surf Burger, JJ
Waters, beach resident and CAT Coun-
try sales manager and TomAlmon, long-
time beach resident, retired engineer.
Commission Chairman Marie Young
appointed Rose George; and Commis-
sioner Grover Robinson's appointee is
Jim Reeves, attorney and leaseholder.
SRIA Executive Director Buck Lee
will not be a part of the Steering Com-
mittee, but will be the Project Manager.


Fred Gant, SRIA Board chairman,
said he felt the number eleven would be
enough for them to conduct business,
but not so many as to be unwieldy.
EDSA, the planning firm, suggested
that seven to eleven members should be
on the committee and be respected in
their various stakeholder groups. The
committee will serve purely as an advi-
sory liaison to the Santa Rosa Island
Authority.
After discussing the credentials of
each member, the Board voted to accept
the members named.
Matt Mooneyham, SRIA Environ-
mental and Developmental Services
Department director, reported to the
Board that it would take 9,270 square
feet of sod to cover areas considered criti-
cal to maintenance and sidewalk struc-
ture on Casino Beach.
When Board member Thomas
Campanella asked about the guarantees
on sod, Mooneyham responded, "No one
would guarantee the sod, but all vendors
agreed that Bermuda grass is the best. It
has the best chance to survive."
"We are trying to end a maintenance


issue," Mooneyham continued. "This
grass will survive on water alone. It is
hardy under foot traffic. Our intention
is to solve the sand movement problem
which is undermining the pavers."
Keith T. Wilkins, Escambia County
Neighborhood and Environmental Ser-
vices director, responded via email to
Buck Lee, SRIA executive director, cau-
tioning the board about planting the grass.
"My input is from a coastal man-
agement opinion," he wrote. "The Land
Development Code does not preclude
the use of sod for landscaping. My con-
cern is that for sand stabilization and
creating a more environmentally friendly
landscape in the harsh gulf front envi-
ronment, the code clearly expresses the
purpose of protecting dunes using na-
tive salt tolerant plants without any
material that would darken, stain or color
the sand. If the goal is to prevent sand
from blowing, then I would suggest the
planned irrigation and a dense stand of
native dune plants."
He continued in his email, "In other
sandy coastal environments where fertil-


izers and nutrients were applied, an algae
growth resulted in turning the sand green,
causing odors and attracting flies."
Board member Vernon Prather sug-
gested adding other trees such as palms
to give the area a park-like look. Dave
Pavlock, board member, said he would
like to see benches near the Public Safety
Building. For now, the public will see
small grassy areas near the Public Safety
Building and a larger parcel just west of
the Gulfside Pavilion.
The $7,575 project passed by a
unanimous vote of the Board.
Maureen LaMar, Chamber execu-
tive director and Visitor's Center man-
ager, gave an update on tourism activity
at the VIC. Visitors from the United
States and Canada, England, and Swit-
zerland accounted for the 2520 guests
to the center in August. Lamar, also in-
vited the Board members to the upcom-
ing Chamber events.
Director of Administration Jayne
Bell introduced Robbie Lofty, who is
the new director of Human Resources
and Events Coordinator. She is a gradu-


ate of the University of Tennessee and
has a strong tourism background.
The long contested lease held by
The Palace has been resolved by the bank
which is foreclosing on The Palace. The
bank will pay the SRIA $15,217 owed
in past due lease fees and attorneys' fees.
The liquidated damages will be held in
abeyance.
The SRIA board heard a report
from Buck Lee regarding negotiations
with the Regency Cabanas representa-
tives to lease the small parcel of prop-
erty at 1500 Via de Luna. Regency Ca-
banas will pay $5500 plus $6952 in at-
torneys' fees to transfer the property.
The lease will be $825 per year for 99
years.
And, finally for those of you who
play tennis at Cowley Park, you will be
happy to know that tennis court mis-
ters have been installed.
The SRIA meeting scheduled for
Wednesday, September 23 has been can-
celled. The Committees will meet
Wednesday, October 14 at 5 p.m. fol-
lowed by the Full Board meeting. All
meetings are open to the public.


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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


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
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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PAGE 6 Island Times September 22, 2009


Congratulations to our new
Shaker Queen, Sandi Johnson. She
is our fundraiser extraordinaire and
was proudly displaying her brand
new tiara at the first gathering of
COLORS (Celebration of Life on the
Republic of Sandspurs). Way to go,
Sandi.
For those of you who forgot to
mark your calendars you missed a
wonderful get-together at Paradise
Bar & Grill. You'll have only one
more chance to join us on October
15, before we break for Mardi Gras.
It was a beautiful evening with great
music, reminiscent of the old Tiki
days when we just enjoyed being
together.
Let's see, we had Morrie and
Mary Drees, Renee and Jim Mack,
Nasty John Thomas, Christine
Bunkie Hewerdine, Robin Taylor,
Amy Depew, Nancy Kittel, Shelley
Johnson, Lila Cox, Queen Sandi and
(better late than never) Charlotte and
Tim Spencer. Cocktails were served
by our own petit SOB Lindsey
Stanley. It may have been a small
gathering but I agree with Morrie
who said, "All the fun people are
here."
I also had a ton of fun hosting
the Mystic Krewe of Nereids annual
Bunco game this past weekend. We
celebrated Queen Elaine Mitchell's
birthday (she had three birthday
cakes this year), waited for Sharon
Mattair (who went to the wrong
house), and fussed at Paulette Pro-
vost (who returned home from Las
Vegas just in time to win all the
Bunco money). The pot was split
into eight categories (instead of the
usual four) so more people could win
but lucky Paulette won four of the
eight! Who needs Vegas? Other
Nereids attending were Deb Fried-
man, Courtney Winstead, Charlotte
Spencer, Cathy SeaQueen Long,
Kathy Daisy Long, Peggy Henshall,
Tina Preston and Judy L'Oignon.
We also invited first-time players
Shelley Johnson, Patrice Friant and
Sandi Johnson. Can you imagine
the level of noise created by 15
screaming, excited women? The
entire house was vibrating and I'm
sure my neighbors can hardly wait


for next year!. But then again, Mardi
Gras is right around the corner so
they really won't have to wait a whole
year.
Happy Birthday wishes to
grandson Jesiah and Lynn Cieutat
who share September 29 as their
day. Jesiah will be nine this year
and I think Lynn is somewhere in
the twenty-nine or so range.
I'm really looking forward to the
Art and Wine Weekend October 3-
4. We've got some great ideas for
the Sisters of the Beach tent. It was
major fun last year but I think this
one will be even better!
You'll be able to get in some
early Christmas shopping and you
can buy a raffle ticket for a chance
to win one of Paulette's mouth-wa-
tering crawfishpies. These pies are
"to die for" and she will never ever
share that recipe, so don't wait to
see it here. There will probably be
other baked goodies that you can
actually buy outright, but trust me
when I say that crawfish pie is worth
more than a few raffle tickets.
I've got some great recipes com-
ing up for the holidays, so keep your
scissors handy. I'm always on the
lookout for recipes that are easy, can
be made ahead of time and serve a


large number of people. If you have
a family holiday favorite and want
to share it, send it to me.
In the meantime, this is an old
favorite of mine. It doesn't serve a
lot of people, but it's easily doubled
(or tripled), can be made ahead and
baked fresh when you're ready to
serve it. So, let's cook......
Easy Crab Quiche

4 Slices white bread (crust
removed)
1/ Ib Fresh lump crab meat from
Maria's Seafood
2 Cups cheddar cheese (grated)
4 Eggs
1 12 Cup milk or Half and Half
Salt & Pepper to taste
Butter bread and slice diago-
nally. Place buttered side down in
casserole dish or pie plate. Spread
crabmeat and top with half of the
cheese. Sprinkle with salt and pep-
per. Beat eggs and milk together,
season to taste and pour mixture
over crab and cheese. Top with re-
maining cheese. Bake in 350 degree
oven for 40-50 minutes until set and
lightly browned. Test with knife in
center.
Enjoy and remember, "Life is al-
ways better shared."
See ya in the kitchen ....


THE SEAGULLS .


SING -

This poem was addressed, "To Peas, Porridge and a Dry {
Martini," from Jim Winstead. He is the green-thumbed guy who
supplied the Island Times cooking columnist with fresh snap
beans all summer long.

A recipe from one who grows the snap beanies,
It is I,,iething you know and always do good,
Because it is your nature, like everyone should.

So, one part on paper and give it your heart,
With all the devotion you have had from the start.
Add "Kathi" seasoning to make it taste spicy,
So all of that love will simmer quite nicely.
Mix it all up for ones family andfriends,
And the "porridge will show Kathi 's love never ends.


Bananimals Krewe Trades Beads for Leis


peas, porribge & a bry martini
by Kathi Lewis


In keeping with the Chamber'sArt and Wine Weekend, please use your
nose when sampling wines. .
To maximize the flavor of any wine, take your time while sipping. It takes
time for the flavor molecules in wine to penetrate the taste buds. Hold the wine in your mouth
for up to four seconds before swallowing. And because the sense of smell plays a big role
in our perception of taste, be sure to take quick sniffs of the wine while drinking. To this end,
use large glasses with generously sized bowls that allow room for swirling the wine
vigorously to unleash its aroma. In the case of young, tannic reds like Cabernet Sauvignon,
try maximizing their exposure to air by pouring them into a decanter. This will help make
them taste more profound.
HINT: Because our sensitivity to taste is based on our DNA, some people experience
flavors more intensely than others.
After reading today's column you, too, can be a wine expert. Afull selection of red wines as
well as many fine white wines are available here at Beach Wines and Liquors, Inc. Of
course we're here to help you choose the wine thatwill best complement your menu. Stop
by at 5 Via de Luna or call 932-8850. We love to talk about wines.


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September 22, 2009


The Krewe of Bananimals
have down shifted into an island
kind of mood as they fluff up their
grass skirts and don tropical at-
tire for the Luau and Pig Butt Cook-
off, Sunday, October 4 starting at
3 p.m. at Sabine Sandbar.
"The Bananimals look forward
to this all year," said King Bruce
Yoder. "Your attendance is man-
datory, if you want to have fun
with the rest of us."
This huge event will be open
to the public to help raise funds
the Santa Rosa Kid's House.
The luau menu includes lots
of award winning sumptuous pork
cooked by the famous krewe
chefs. They will compete for prizes
and bragging rights in the Pig Butt
Cook-Off. Bananimals Queen
Darlene is entering her world fa-
mous Hawaiian Kahlua Pig Butt.
Tasty dishes will accompany
the main course. Luau baked
beans, gallons of Island cole slaw,


native baked yams, Tropical Po-
tato Salad made by Bananimal Jan
Brown, and Island Fruit Salad will
round out the buffet.
Bananimals President Tim
Morgan said, "Put on your danc-
ing flip flops, because you know
we will have great music. It may
not be Don Ho, but the Bananimals
will sway and swing to just about
everything."
Memberships are still being
accepted by the Mardi Gras krewe.
The annual dues is $30 and is pay-
able at Bananimals events.
The krewe, which meets
monthly and more often during
the carnival season, hosts a num-
ber of charity events, participate
in the Beach Chamber's holiday
parade and of course, the Krewe
of Wrecks Mardi Gras parade.
For more information about
the Krewe membership or events,
please email King Bruce at
brucexyoder@yahoo.com.








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GET A PIECE OF PIE
Pensacola Beach Elementary
School has a sweet deal. Send a
$250 donation to their Partners-In-
Education (PIE) program and get
your business name displayed all
year round in front of the School.
Deadline is September 30. Send
checks to Pensacola Beach Elemen-
tary School, 900 Via de Luna,
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561.
NO WORRIES
Joyce Brown at Native Cafe is
cooking on both burners to satisfy
her customers who have her fresh
recipes catered to events and parties.
The Pensacola Beach Woman's Club
will have a Native-catered luncheon
at their next meeting.
SEAMUS RESCUES
SISTERS
The Sisters of the Beach invite
twenty discerning tasters to their
Champagne Sip Off which takes
place during Art and Wine Weekend.
Last year, the Sip Off was held out-
side, but the enforcement of the open
container law prevents the Sisters
from popping corks in the parking
lot. Seamus Hunt invited the Beach
ladies to sip away inside of Paddy
O'Leary's Pub. Keeps everyone
happy and out of trouble.
MONEY FOR MUSIC
Famous Beach bluesman and
poker promoter Rick Uzdevenes has
set the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun
Tourney for October 10 at the
Sandshaker at 4 p.m. It's free to play
but donations to the Beach School
Music Department will be gra-
ciously accepted. School Principal
Jeff Castleberry says he feels lucky
this year and will take a seat at the
table.
HARD WORKING BUM
Tom McKean is a beach bum.
He snagged that moniker back in his
days on the West Coast. Tom's the
friendly guy who owns Beach Bum
Trolley Company and shuttles mili-
tary reunion guests to the beach. His
trolleys take the Art and Wine en-
thusiasts to each venue, too.
WIND VANE
Commstructures, Inc., which is
owned by Beach Church Deacon


Jim Hobbs, has manufactured a
structure which will keep tabs on the
amount of wind blowing at Navarre
Beach. The data is being collected
so Gulf Power can determine
whether the weather will provide
enough alternative energy to power
homes and buildings.
CARING AT CRAB'S
It's time to unwind and soak in
the views at the Crab's We Got 'Em
Gulf front open air bar on Pensacola
Beach, Saturday, October 3 from 4
to 7 p.m. during the KW Cares
Beach Bash. The three hour social,
which is coordinated by Debbie
Williams of Keller Williams, will
offer a way for attendees to support
local Realtors and their families


through the purchase of door prize
tickets for one dollar each. For more
information call 304-3114.
NEW ISLANDERS
Tiki Island has two new faces
at the helm, Tracy and Greg Bardin
are preparing for a busy fall season.
Not only is the family fun center
getting an update, they will host art-
ists during Art and Wine Weekend,
and a charity mini golf tourney for
the Pensacola Beach American Le-
gion October 17; and the American
Red Cross on October 30.
SURF'S UP
Surfer and web designer Freddy
Esposito says that when surf's up,
clients can carve 'em up with him
or leave a message at Espo Creative.


Q: How do I add more memory
to my computer?
A: First, let's make sure that we
are talking about the memory chips
and not the hard disk. The hard disk
is the device where all of your per-
sonal data and the Windows soft-
ware are permanently stored. In-
creasing the capacity of the primary
hard disk means that you have to
replace it. Then you have to re-in-
stall all of your Windows software
and your personal programs on the
new disk.
The random-access memory
(RAM) is contained on small
"chips" that have been inserted into
the computer's main circuit board
(the motherboard). Increasing that
memory in your computer helps the
computer to run faster. Replacing
the chips is usually a relatively easy
task. When shopping for memory
chips, make sure you know the brand
and model numbers of your com-
puter, because there are many dif-
ferent chips on the market. Also,
you must know how much memory
is in the computer already (measured
in megabytes or gigabytes), and the
maximum amount of memory your
computer can handle. Check your
vendor's website to see your


computer's specifications.
Look in the computer to see if
all the slots are already filled. If
they are, you will need to remove
some chips to put in higher-capac-
ity chips. If you have a laptop com-
puter, the memory chips will be un-
der a small cover on the bottom of
the computer. A jeweler's screw-
driver will be all you need in order
to remove the cover and see the
chips. They are held in by two
quick-release clips. In the desktop
(or tower) computers, you can see
the chips by removing the side cover.
Those chips are also held in by
quick-release clips. When insert-
ing new chips, make sure they click
into place and that the clips fit snugly
on both ends of the chip.
Make sure that computer is un-
plugged from the wall before pok-
ing around inside the computer. For
laptop computers, also remove the
battery. If your computer doesn't
start after replacing the chips, put
your original chips back in the com-
puter and turn it on to make sure you
are doing it correctly.
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global agenda at their September meeting in Pensacola. The group
discussed the future arrival of the Spanish ship Galvez in 2011. Spanish
Vice Consul Maria Davis, seated left, was one of the signers of the
bulkhead of the ship which is being built in Malaga, Spain. Secondly,
they celebrated the recent discovery of Mission Saint Joseph of
Escambia in Molino by the University of West Florida Archeological
Department. The meeting closed with a toast to Nan Harper (second
from left) who has been elected State President of the Florida Women's
Council of Realtors. In attendance (Lto R) are: Davis, Harper, Melanie
Lee, whose ancestor was the surgeon in General Galvez's Battle of
Pensacola; Susan Nieman of CAT Country radio; Francisca Laning
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8 a.m. until noon. Meet at Battery
Worth picnic pavilion (sound side).
The entrance fee will be waived for
volunteers assisting with the coastal
cleanup. Coastal cleanup volunteers
are advised to bring drinking water
and to wear closed toe shoes and
sunscreen.
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September 22, 2009 Island Times PAGE 9


Portofino Receives

Turtle Friendly

Designation
The Portofino Homeowners
Association was recognized for
shedding some light on turtle
friendly practices. The condo resort
complex was designated as a sea
turtle friendly property after chang-
ing the parking garage lights in each
of their five towers to wildlife
friendly bulbs. The official ceremony
was held September 9 at the Santa
Rosa Island Authority board meet-
ing.
Sea turtle nesting and hatching
occurs on local beaches from May
through October. Each year, hun-
dreds of turtles are disoriented and
led inland by artificial lights. By in-
stalling wildlife friendly lighting
which emits light to which sea turtles
are not attracted and directing it
downward, property owners can
help provide suitable nesting habi-
tat and assist survival of these en-
dangered species.
The Turtle Friendly Beach Pro-
gram was created by Florida Sea
Grant and the University of Florida
Extension.
"As a result of this program, the
Portofino property has achieved
recognition by voluntarily adopting
best management practices that re-
duce human impact on nesting sea
turtles and their hatchlings, said
Andrew Diller, UF Extension agent
as he made the award.


Portofino resident Lois Hausman
accepted the Turtle Friendly
recognition plaque on behalf of the
Homeowners Association.


A stroke of brush turns Pensacola Beach into an Artist's Village


Saturday, October 3


11 AM until 5 PM


Sunday, October 4


Noon until 5 PM


A Pensacola Beach

Chamber Event





Kid's Kiosk
Surf Burger hosts the Kid's Kiosk
where Pensacola Beach Elementary
School's Student Art Department will
wow you!


Event Maps
Pick Up Your Free Art &
Stroll at your Wine Weekend Map at the
own pace or Beach Visitor's Information
trolley to each Center. Also available at
location. Chamber member businesses
and aboard the trolley.


Neomi Caban Jewelry Design & Lampwork
Darlene Fay Samuel Extreme Beading & Doll maker
Carol & Dave Loethen jewelry & photography
Sidney Copson Pastel, Collage, Mixed Media
Dennis Boyce Watercolors & Oil Paintings
KK Blevins Wall Sculptor, Faux Finisher Jan K
Ginger Pratt Stained Glass, Photos Julie
Arthur Jenkins Acrylics, Pen & Ink Maria
Carla Milam-Acrylic on Wood & Canvas Kasm;
Margaret Biggs Beach Art Secon
Dan Malinsky-Bowl Turner Anne
Marge Hewitt Oils &Pastels Anton
Jeanne McGrath Oils Louisi
John Higdon Photography Sister
Pat Indorf-Jewelry Designer Jane
Skip Tanner Coppersmith DJ Ze
Julia Green Acrylics Peggy
Lisa Coopersmith Acrylics Mary
Jon Winslow Acrylics Christ
Arin Brown Photography Nancy
Mike Smith Photography House
Connie Carrigan Acrylics Mike
Bill Strength Photography Mark I
Randy McMillen Graphite Drawings Micha


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Najjar Acrylics
Willett Acrylics
an Customs Acrylics
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Henshall Stitchery artist
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Visit each location aboard the free

Art and Wine Express Trolley


September 22, 2009


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Water Projects Flow Smoothly On Island RECYCLE > Bring paper, cardboard, junk mail, plastics,
newspapers or aluminum cans to the green recycling
The green light is shining on to Dalton Brothers, Inc. of Fort Robinson. The solution to these centers located at Ft. Pickens Gate Park and Cowley Park.


the Keclaimea water System tor
Pensacola Beach, according to the
Baskerville Donovan Engineer's Re-
port at the September 9 Santa Rosa
Island Authority meeting. The con-
struction bids were opened on July
7 and the low bidder was Vision Con-
struction and the pre-construction
meeting was held on September 9
with a Notice to Proceed issued im-
mediately after the meeting.
Work on the Little Sabine Bay
Restoration project was also started
in September. The bid was awarded


walton eacn ana me Nonce to pro-
ceed was issued on September 9.
Dredging of the Little Sabine
Bay Channel Project is expected to
begin in early October. The contract
went to Deep and Wide Dredging.
A final report onthe Traffic Cir-
culation and Parking Study, now be-
ing compiled by Tindale Oliver and
Associates, is expected by Septem-
ber 30.
The drainage problems on the
Beach have been identified and dis-
cussed with Commissioner Grover


problems will De worKea on wnen
time is available since it is an un-
funded task.
Maintenance on the
stormwater outfalls will also be
worked on as time permits.
Escambia County Engineering
Department had performed site
inspections and prepared an in-
ventory of all the outfalls on the
island.
The report was delivered to
the Island Authority by Michael
Langston of Baskerville Donovan.


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Emerald Coast Utilities Author-
ity (ECUA) has placed a free Resi-
dential Cooking Oil Disposal Station
between the Beach School and Our
Lady of Assumption Catholic
Church. The site, adjacent to the
green recycling bins, will allow resi-
dents to pick-up free recycling con-
tainers to use for disposal of house-
hold cooking grease and oil.
What happens when you fry
bacon, broil hamburgers or bake
meat? When you're finished, what
remains in your cooking pan is FOG
(Fats, Oils, and Grease). Those sub-
stances, when poured down your
drain or into your garbage disposal,


will build up over time, constrict the
flow of wastewater and eventually
cause sewers to back-up into homes
and overflow sewage.
The ECUA Residential Cooking
Oil Disposal Program is designed to
assist ECUA customers capture and
dispose of their cooking oil in an
environmentally safe and effective
way. The free empty container can
be picked-up, then once filled; it can
be exchanged for another empty one,
ready to repeat the process. Once
the cooking oil and grease is col-
lected it's then recycled as biodiesel
fuel.
For more information on the


FOG Program visit our website at
www.ecua.org or contact our Cus-
tomer Service Center at 476-0480.


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Lyons at the FOG Disposal Station.

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Ya'll Come Back
On behalf of the Santa Rosa
Island Authority board, staff and
myself, I would like to say thank
you to all of you for visiting
Pensacola Beach.
Because our local residents
have come out en masse, our busi-
nesses are up.
We were indeed blessed this
year, with the economy worldwide
in a downturn; our revenues were
up about seven percent compared
to last year. We do not receive any
sales tax, ad valorem tax or bed tax.
Our revenues come mainly from
two sources; residential lease fees
and commercial SRIA fees. These
fees are added to rooms (2.55%),
food (2%), and others. These fees
help pay for lifeguards, law en-
forcement, keeping beaches and
parking lots clean of debris. Our
first worker starts his shift at 4 a.m.
and our last workers leave at 12:30
a.m.
We have come back after Hur-
ricane Ivan in 2004 and Dennis in
2005. During those years, state
and local governments had in-
creases in ad valorem and sales
tax and we were cutting our bud-
get by over 20 percent.
A good number of Saturdays
saw over 20,000 vehicles come
through the toll facility which is
more than during the Blue Angels
Air Show.
Our Tuesday night Bands on
the Beach has been a wonderful
family event. In fact, we tracked a
two week period this summer for
vehicles coming to the beach from
5 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday evening
had more vehicles than any other
evening. Again, thanks to our lo-
cal friends.
The SRIA board is starting the
process with a Master Planner to
see how we can make your beach
experience more enjoyable. Public
forums will be held to receive your
input. These forums will be adver-
tised in the fall.
Our budget has more revenue
and less expense...yea!
We are indeed fortunate to


live in such a beautiful part of the
world.
Ya'll come back soon!
W.A. "Buck" Lee
Executive Director, SRIA

Appreciative

Vote Getter
Dear Editor,
I feel so fortunate to have
spent the last four years on
Pensacola Beach. I have, this past
week, become aware that not only
is Pensacola Beach a wonderful
place because of its beauty, but it
is wonderful for the beauty of the
people who live here. I am so grate-
ful to have such caring and fun
loving friends who recently
helped me achieve Royalty, by
donating, generously, to my quest
to become Sandshaker Queen. I
am proud that the donations I col-
lected will be shared among so
many deserving non-profits. I
would like to thank the following
people for their generosity and
support:
The Island Times, Jane Wa-
ters Cooper, Candace Segar, Chuck
and Helen Randle, Jim and Lila
Cox, Bettie Lee and Dave
Sundstrom, Chrissy and Mike
Cook, Nan Harper, my sister Barb
Ruxton, Roxanne Penico, Resort
Really, Portofino, Kim Harvell,
Kathleen Shelton, Marilyn and
Tracy McDonald, Kathy Owens,
Carol Stark, Doreen Ellis, Katy and
Buck Pohlman, Carleen Wheeler,
Peggy Phaneuf, Lee Tracey,
Shelby Smith, Carol and Ray
Ascherfeld, DJ and Carl Zemenick,
Mary Ann Claus, Fred Simmons,
Mary Owens in memory of Conner,
Jeff Elbert, Don Richards, Glen
Windham and his friend at the
Shaker, Mary Bessone, Pat
Bernhard, Rosemary Crosby,
Linda Brown, Lynda Knell, BJ
Gyoerkoes, Lois Hausman, Pauline
Huddleston, Edwina Speirs, Nora
Jones, Maureen Tierney, The
Lovely Ladies at Nereid's Bunco,
Melissa Woods, Millie Canning,
Tracey Pinkston, Louise Greenley,


Kathy Christoff, Lorene
Patterson, Marilyn Powitzky,
Nancy Wyse, Deb Slater, Janet
Penniman, Maureen La Mar, Evelyn
Wright, Emily Baird, Paula Sunshine,



San di
Johnson will
serve as the
2009-2010
Queen of the
Shaker. Her du-
ties include
guarding the se-
cret Bushwacker
recipe, and rep-
resenting the
iconic Island
bar in parades
and parties. All
the proceeds of
the Queen's race
benefited non-
profit organiza- .
tons.


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out, I apologize. I am so thankful
that you are all my friends.
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Whether you watched it live,
read about in a daily newspaper, saw
it on the nightly news or downloaded
it via the internet, by now most
people know about US tennis star
Serena Williams' meltdown during
this year's US Open semi-finals. I
am an avid tennis fan, so I followed
the saga for a couple of days and
then, to be perfectly honest, lost in-
terest when her punishment for the
outlandish behavior was being
meted out.
In a nutshell, she felt she re-
ceived a wrong line call at a very
crucial point in her match and she
went ballistic on the line judge. She
cursed. She threatened to shove a
tennis ball down a throat. She waved
her racquet in a manner that even
made me very afraid and I was
watching from the comfort and
safety of my living room couch. It
was quite the spectacle and as mor-
tified as I was, I secretly enjoyed
every second of it. For me it was
totally bizarre, and yet inappropri-
ately liberating. So now instead of
going postal in my thoughts only to
people who torque me, I can con-
jure up a Serena. It sounds so much
nicer, quite easy to do and no one


gets hurt.
First up is the mini-van driving
mom who is so proud of her honor
students, hearts her pug and gets a
kick out of soccer, but somehow
thinks it's appropriate to flick her
cigarettes out the car window and
onto the street. Maybe when car
manufacturers added all the extra
cup holders in mini-vans, they took
out the ash trays. I really don't know.
However, my fantasy Serena mo-
ment is I pick up the butt, fling it
back into her car and lambast her
about littering.
Next is a woman I actually
know quite well. There are no left
turns out of the carpool lane at my
son's school, but she feels this safety
rule does not apply to her. Nor does
she think anything of allowing her
kids to exit the left side of the car
which puts them in the thick of traf-
fic lined up for drop off and pick up.
Now I can envision myself doing a
Serena by waving the left turn only
sign in front of her and asking her if
she knows how to read. It's actually
quite cathartic for me in that I no
longer wince when I see her kinder-
garten twins wondering between
cars as the teachers try to hustle them


to safety or going through my First
Aid procedures as she turns left in
front of the caught off guard, oncom-
ing drivers.
Finally, the other night at my
son's swim practice, a group of us
were talking about the upcoming
competition. I noticed that three of
the participants in the conversation
had their cell phones on and out.
Every time they received a text mes-
sage, they just had to respond. One
parent excused herself explaining
she had to call her son. She gets a
pass. The other two, however,
readily admitted that they were
texting other friends truly about
nothing. Ijust gave them a very per-
plexed look mainly because after the
first obnoxious ring tone went off, I
pulled a cerebral Serena, complete
with smashing the phone on the pool
deck. It felt so good.
Yes, Ms. Williams' actions on
the tennis court were inexcusable
and quite unprofessional, but her
little tantrum and antics somehow
have given me a way to deal with
the lunacy of daily life. Thanks to
Serena, I am feeling a bit more se-
rene these days.
Until next time...


Grandparents Day was celebrated at Pensacola Beach Elementary School
September 10. The McCurdy kids invited their grandmother Mable Golden to
eat lunch with them. Mable's grandsons are (front row, L to R): Cayson, third
grade; Matthew, second grade, and Ryland, first grade. The girls are (back
row, L to R): Meredith, fourth grade; four-year-old Kendall, sitting on her
grandmother's lap, and Maddie Grace, fifth grade. Ken and Fran McCurdy and
Todd and Karen McCurdy are the children's parents.


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Daily
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February 6: Krewe of Kids Parade
February 13: Krewe of Wrecks Champagne Breakfast
February 14: Krewe of Wrecks Parade
February 15: Red Beans and Rice Luncheon
February 16: Krewe of Coma


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October 4: Bananimals Luau,
Sandbar, 3 p.m.
October 26: Krewe of Wrecks
Meeting, Sabine Sandbar, 6 p.m.

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Scher Score


Terry Curtis basked in the lime-
light of the winner's circle on Sep-
tember 1 at Paddy O'Leary's during
the Texas Hold 'Em 4444 Fun tour-
ney. Scott Miller earned second
place. Curtis was forced to settled
for the shade of the runner's up slot
on September 2 when Phil Tracy took
all the chips. He had to stand in the
shadow of Justin Scher on Septem-
ber 3 when Scher took the top spot.


Lady Luck appeared at the table
to grace Kristin Lamier's card game
on September 8. Kristin pulled ahead
of The Postman Eric Weatherford.
It's no surprise that on 09-09-09
the mysterious Waldo Defindorfin
caught a lucky run of cards and
swept the field of strong beach
poker players. Courtney Winn did
his best to stop the card sharp, but
came up with a second place perfor-


mance.
Justin Scher is getting to be a
regular at the top of the Beach poker
standings. He beat Ryan Schnippert
on September 10. Scher returned to
the poker action on September 13
scoring a huge come-from-behind
effort to outlast 16 other players.
Todd Lentini was the runner-up.
And, just for good measure, Scher
won the tourney on September 15
which brings his number of wins to
four during September. Eric
Weatherford took second place.
Players gather around the felt
at the Sandshaker on Monday
nights. Billie Urquhart took down
the red hot Terry Curtis in the final
on September 7. Curits is a local con-
tractor who travels back and forth
from Kansas City, Missouri and
loves to fish and play poker.
No one was a match for card
playing Jerry Limle on September 14
as he made quick work of the 14 con-
tenders. Justin Scher faced off with
Limle at the final table but came up
short.
Charity Tourney
The third annual Celebration
4444 Education tournament will be
Saturday, October 10 at the
Sandshaker. Registration begins at
3:30 p.m.
"We'll shuffle up and deal about
4 p.m. Beach time," said Poker Pro-
moter Rick Uzdevenes. "Tex
Atkinson will be defending his title."


Donations will be collected for
the Beach School Music Depart-
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For more information, call the
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Author With Local Ties Publishes First Novel

r M ostly N uti Beach residents Jimmy and land and operates a popular Karate share of intriguing and sometime,
:& O' SU l Tina Falbo have a story to tell about business on Gulf Breeze Parkway. poignant experiences at Sunse
e the storyteller in their family. "Aunt Bobbie's book is excel- House. The Zimmerman familyan
The Universal Light by Candace Segar B o b b i e lent. I have their loyal servants find themselves,
[This is Part III of V] B e n e d i c t it for sale at in unfamiliar waters. One may rec


August picked up the receiver
and was surprised to find Jerry at
the other end of the line. He asked
her if she would meet with a friend
of his before the auction started.
August said she had no problem
meeting with a reporter especially
if he was Jerry's friend. She did
think it was a bit odd. Why would
a newspaper reporter be interested
in one person at an auction house?
That was hardly newsworthy. Oh
well, maybe it was a feature about
people trying to find a bargain in
today's economy.
In the meantime, Joe was on
a mission. He was driving in his
new Ford F-150 pick-up truck zip-
ping from auction house to auc-
tion house. Some auctioneers re-
membered the lamp, others didn't.
But it didn't matter, Joe's various
cronies that he sat with at the vari-
ous auction houses, did remember.
They didn't travel like Joe did
from auction house to auction
house, but they remembered the
weird looking lamp.
Some of them knew that cer-
tain members of their, "auction
congregation" never came back.
Nobody said they had died, they
just disappeared.
Joe began compiling dates,
auction houses, and names for
Charlie. This particular piece the
lamp, was considered an antique


and most places held one antique
auction per month. So it was fairly
easy to put a date with a place.
There were also records that
showed who purchased what,
where and for how much. This was
a bit trickier to get, but in some
instances Joe secured this infor-
mation, too. Upon compilation of
the data, a definite pattern was
emerging people vanished after
purchasing the lamp.
Charlie was looking forward
to a fun night out as he drove to-
wards his friend's auction house.
He had deliberately been vague on
the phone with Jerry. He knew that
what he was really after would
have sounded absurd so he said
very little.
He got out of the Alfa Romero
that he had owned since college
and headed towards the door.
Charlie had no expectations
as he walked inside and scoped
out the area. This was ridiculous.
It was an unusual lamp, so w ll '
But the fact that he had located the
lamp played with his mind a bit.
Then he spied it the lamp that
Joe had described to him. He was
drawn to it. It was inexplicable.
But he soon lost interest! It
was nothing compared to the beau-
tiful woman standing next to the
lamp. And, then she turned and
looked directly into his eyes.


Watts, who
Jimmy affec-
tionately refers
to as Aunt
Bobbie, has
published her
first novel,
"Sunset
House," a fic-
tional story of
our local area
during World
War II.
Watts, and
her sister the
late Connie
Falbo, descen-
dents of a long-
time Pensacola
family, lived
much of their Bobbie Benedict
much of their
childhood as
well as adult years here. Jimmy
Falbo still lives on Santa Rosa Is-


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the karate
s school,"
says Falbo.
"It's got a
S9A, little espio-
q:, nage, ro-
mance and
references
t o
Pensacola
in it."
Watts
promises an
interesting
and quick
read with
this intro-
duction of
the novel,
"In a time
of great
change and
unrest during World War II, this
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ognize a somewhat different spin in
the lives of the strong characters
found rooted in the South. Although
strictly fiction, the story is inter-
mingled with some national histori-
cal facts and that of the beautiful
Pensacola, Florida area, and a taste
of the rich history of Huntington,
West Virginia."
You can obtain a copy of the
book at Barnes & Noble,
Amazon.com, or pick one up at
Jimmy Falbo's Family Karate
School.


Bring Back The
Beach Breakfast
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No Rules. No Fees.
Just show up around 8 o'clock
to have a cup of coffee and talk.
Everybody's welcome.
Call Frank at 850-748-0886 or email:
frankjane@bellsouth.net


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electrical engineer and owner of CRS Commissioning, Inc. She is cur-
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Get Ready To Party For A Good Cause


In recognition of October as
Breast Cancer Awareness Month,
there will be a "Help Find A Cure In
Our Lifetime" Breast Cancer Re-
search Fundraiser, Tuesday, October
6, at the Pensacola Beach Elk's
Lodge from 5:30 to 9 p.m.
The dinner menu includes red
beans and rice and spicy gumbo
which will be served beginning at
5:30 p.m.
"There are wonderful door
prizes to be awarded," said Pat Tho-
mas, coordinator. "Multi-night


condo stays,jewelry, gift certificates
and Estee Lauder products are
among the many items contributed
by local businesses."
Participants may make dona-
tions at three levels: $50 donation
includes a gumbo and red beans and
rice dinner and 10 raffle tickets; $25


donation includes 6 raffle tickets and
$10 includes 3 raffle tickets.
The DJ will provide all your
favorite music. There will be spe-
cial cocktail prices.
For information contact: Cheryl
Caire, at 850-478-3049, or email
ccaire(4cox.net


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4300 Bayou Blvd
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The first ever Goldfish Races were contested at The Break during their Labor
Day Weekend Tangbanger Festival. Michelle Fredericks is whispering words
of encouragement to her entry, Sushi, prior to the first race.

Beach Residents Reminded To Stay Safe


The gentle breezes blow and the
rhythmic waves in the Gulf lull
Pensacola Beach residents into a
relaxed and island way of life, but
reasonable precautions still have to
be maintained to stay safe, even in
Paradise.
Beach deputies remind resi-
dents to secure your home. Keep
doors locked. Simple advice. Easy
enough to follow and could foil po-
tential intruders.
The same rules apply to cars.
Lock them. Don't give car thieves
any opportunity to take your car for
ajoy ride. Keep purses and valuable
electronics out of sight as well.
If you are planning to leave
your home, stop by the Beach sub-
station and ask to have a Watch Or-
der placed on your residence.
"The Beach deputies will make
a note of your address and dates that
you will be out of town. We will be
sure to step up patrol with special


attention to those homes," said
Rodney Eddins, Beach deputy.
The Beach substation number
is 932-9211. If you have an emer-
gency, call 9-1-1.


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September 22, 2009 Island Times PAGE 19


reading' the water

by Saltwater Rick


The fallfishin' sea- these days, but this is one sure way
son is here and that means Floun- to do it.
der! Yeah, those flatfish are going If you don't have a boat handy
to be everywhere in our wonderful just drive out there and wade the
bountiful inshore system and cruis- shoreline, get some salt air in you,
ing the surf and around the reefs. My and make sure you let them take the
choice is the flats along Fort Pickens bait and run before you set that hook.
during the out going tide. I'll betyou have the time ofyour life.
I love just drifting along in my Don't forget to take a kid fish-
boat, The 4fun, letting the tide chart ing. It's the most important thing
my course and jigging the shoreline you can do! So, what are you wait-
with a good ol' grub. It's hard to get ing for? Do yourself a favor Go
your mind off the world's problems Fishin'.

Hikers Hoof It On Dunes Trail


The Florida Trail Association
offers hikers of all fitness levels
an opportunity to hike The Dunes
Trail on Pensacola Beach Satur-
day, October 10. Hikers should
meet at the public parking lot
south of Portofino at 9 a.m. The
destination is Opal Beach.
Participants should come
prepared to hike with sturdy
shoes, adequate water supplies


and snacks. Dress appropriately
for the weather conditions.
Even with the cooler fall
weather, hikers should shield
themselves from the sun. Consider
wearing a hat, and sunscreen dur-
ing this daytime hike.
This event is free and open to
the public.
For more details please call
850-932-5469.


Marine Science Take A Kid Fihing
Station Opens


In Navarre
The grand opening of the
Navarre Beach Marine Science
Station will be celebrated Satur-
day, October 3, from 10 a.m. un-
til 2 p.m. The Marine Science Sta-
tion is located at the county park
on Navarre Beach.
Navarre High School Marine
Biology students will present
many hands-on activities such as:
shark myths, eat an estuary, ma-
rine debris, fish painting, shell
identification, sea turtles, and
shark dissection.
Several displays will focus on
various issues such as protecting
area waterways and coastal habitats.
Information on sharks, water safety,
disaster preparedness and other lo-
cal environmental issues will be in-
cluded. Learn about live marine crit-
ters at the touch tank, experience
kayaking and fishing. Arts and craft
activities will include making sea
turtle maracas; a shark tooth neck-
lace, and fish painting.
There is no charge to partici-
pate. For more information, contact
Chris Verlinde at 850- 623-3868.


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Pensacola Beach, F f
Authentic Irish Pub
Live Music
Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Texas Hold 'Em
Tues, Wed,Thurs, Sun


It's the best view of the island.
Join the Smile High Club ~
So much fun, you can't stop
smiling; even if you try.


KAYAKS BOATS
WAVE RUNNERS
PONTOON BOATS
Pensacola Beach
at the Boardwalk
850-932-5520
www.KeySailing.com

OPEN 9 to 6
weather -., i ttirlni


dolphin Cruises

850-492-6337
CALL FOR
RESERVATIONS

Dolphins in the wild
Enjoy a relaxing cruise
& see Dolphins
in their natural habitat.
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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!

Watch as your highly
cross trained crab
darts for the finish line!
Join Seadog along Every winner receives
with all the action. a picture & Official Indy

Soucrab Crab Race T-Shirt
Choose Yoca
andrace o tor the Crab races immediately
ish\vne! following the ,_
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!
Ge fufo~iilT~ ^r the
kids and adults.


850-932-0700


CRABS
gat em


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Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming
hardwood fires

BST t OYSTERS!
We sell so many, you know they're fresh!


"Floundering at its best"
Fodor's Florida
'Best seafood on
Pensacola Beach"
Fromers Guide to Florida
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S SHRIMP!
Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
beer batter fried, or steamed in beer

7 BEACH BAR!
'Neath the moon & stars on our beach


"Best seafood on
Pensacola Beach"
USAir Magazine
"Great Vibes...and happy
guests"
Florida Trend Magazine


FRED FLOUNDER, Founder
.c light on beautiful Pensacola Beach 932-2003


Since 1979


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


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Alaskan Snow Dungeness
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Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach


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