Pensacola Beach, Florida November 3, 20091
Volume V, Number 14
Military Honored at Beach Parade
Members of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will salute those who served by participating in Veteran's Day parades and ceremonies. Pensacola Beach residents Glenn
Windham, left, and Mike Cook, right, are Purple Heart recipients and members of the local chapter. Military Order of the Purple Heart Commander Gene Loving, center, coordinates
the chapter's participation in Veteran's Day events. For more on this story and information on the Pensacola Beach Veteran's Day Parade, see Page 2.
November 3, 20091
Pensacola Beach, Florida
Veterans To Parade Along Flag Lined Streets
Gulfside Pavilion Ceremonies Recall Sacrifices of Military Men and Women
American flags will 1
the core area of Pen
Beach from November 6
vember 12 honoring
the area's military
Veteran's Day parade
will roll along the flag
laden streets, begin-
ning at 11 a.m. on
ber 11. The proces-
sion will begin at the
Via de Luna Shop-
ping Center and end
at the Gulfside Pavil-
were not complete at
press time, the line-up
clude the Pensacola
American Legion Post 3
senting the colors. Post r
Jeff Goudey will carry the
can flag. Other entries
float from the Pen
Shrine Temple float an
cars, United States 1
Corps, POW cycles, Pe
Beach Elk's Lodge, Islan
Corps and Coast Guard
ans, Cub Scout Pack 11
ing and wearing their (
When the entourage
at the Pavilion, the colors
posted and there will be an in-
troduction of dignitaries, patri-
otic music and speeches.
lives to preserving and protect-
ing our freedom, will never be
This is done to remember the
incredible cost paid by those
who gave their all to help
preserve the freedoms we enjoy,
those gallant individuals who
fought and died for this country.
will in- The highlight of the
Beach Gulfside ceremony will be the
79 pre- annual presentation of the Miss- SRILA
member ing in Action/Prisoner of War
Ameri- Empty Chair. The master of cer- Every le
are: a emonies will read from the offi- will soon be
sacola cial text, "This is done to remem- viaemailfrol
, Hadji ber the incredible cost paid by Authority if
Id mini those who gave their all to help executive di
Marine preserve the freedoms we enjoy, Board at their
nsacola those gallant individuals who The Admini
d Times fought and died for this coun- their Octobe
Marine try. Yet, it is in remembering our the request.
veter- fallen comrades that we are re- The staf
march- minded of those whose fate is campaign to
Class A still unknown, those listed as and resident
Missing in Action, and Prison- they will be
arrives ers of War. These courageous SantaRosa
will be Americans, who dedicated their to opt into ti
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a special we
ers to be pa
base. At an
it to the leach
can return. I
cans are still un-
from World War
II; 8,100 from
Korea; 120 from
the Cold War;
1,810 from Viet-
will be part of lo-
are Purple Heart
recipients Glenn Windham and
Mike Cook. They are members of
the Susan Lane Chapter of the
Military Order of the Purple
Heart. Each of its 41,000 mem-
bers was wounded in combat for
which they received the Purple
After graduating from the
United States Military Academy,
Cook served in the United States
Army for 28 years. He was
wounded in Vietnam. He retired
at the rank of Colonel.
Glenn Windham was a ma-
chine gunner during the Vietnam
War, where he was wounded. He
served in the United States Ma-
rine Corps from 1967 to 1969.
George Scribner of the Elk's
Lodge is in charge of the
Veteran's Day ceremony and pa-
rade. There is no charge for en-
tering the parade, but you need
to reserve your space by
mailing Scribner at
perelkgeo aol.com or call the
Pensacola Beach Elk's Lodge at
The Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School will not hold
classes on Veteran's Day, so stu-
dents can view the parade and
attend the ceremony. However,
Beach restaurants and shops will
be open all day.
Veteran's Day Parade
Wednesday, November 11 11 AM
Via de Luna from Avenida 10
to the Gulfside Pavilion
To Reach Beach Leaseholders Via Email
aseholder on the island
able to get messages
m the Santa Rosa Island
Proposal by Buck Lee,
rector, clears the Full
r November 3 meeting.
strative Committee at
r 28 meeting approved
will launch a postcard
alert both commercial
tial leaseholders that
able to visit a special
ie email announcement
y will have to provide
ress at which to receive
m the Authority.
ee said "If the Full
,ves this, we will have
bsite created to accept
From the leasehold-
irt of our email data-
y point that we have
t message we can send
ntinued. "This wouldbe
in notifying residents
:ss owners when to
storms and when they
t will also be used for
meeting notices when
Directions on how to become
part of the email announcement
system will be distributed via post-
card to each leaseholder.
Utilization of certain areas of
the Beach for profit-making enter-
prises occupied the time of the De-
velopment and Leasing Commit-
tee. The wedding parties and the
havoc they create were once again
"Our staff needs to develop
some way to cure this problem,"
said Fred Gant, Island Authority
chairman. "Do not tell me we can
do nothing. We can do something
about this. We must find a way to
make an impact and stem the tide.
Or else this will escalate. We have
to stop this trend."
Board member Dave Pavlock
made a motion that they examine the
issues associated with this problem.
He wants to include the review of
sales tax and bed tax for short term
"I also want to know what the
ordinances are with regard to the
running of a business in a residen-
tial area along with zoning, parking
and safe passage of emergency ve-
This item will remain in commit-
tee for additional study.
Hal Harris' request for more
picnic tables and the relocation of
the recycling container at his mo-
bile food vendor's business loca-
tion at Fort Pickens gate, met with
resistance when the Board learned
that he had violated their agree-
ment by making changes without
The Authority originally gave
Harris the green light to sell hot dogs
and hamburgers from a vendor's
cart. Since then he had added a port-
o-let, picnic tables, and an ice ma-
chine, none of which have SRIA
Board member Vernon Prather
recommends that this item go back
to staff and through the review
process or Harris should confine
his operation to the original
The financial report was up-
beat as usual when Dottie Ford,
finance director, said the amount
collected for August was $447,476,
which is 13 percent higher than
what was expected.
The next SRIA meeting will be
the Full Board at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, November 4 at the
November 3, 2009
November 3, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper
Bits and Pieces
What I learned from a Greek chef
in a New Orleans restaurant makes
Cloves superstars. When I asked
him why everything tasted so good
at his place, even the lamb was a
palate's delight. "Ah, it is the
cloves," he replied. "Put a little bit
of ground cloves in everything,
meats, soups, salads, dressing, red
beans and rice. Everything."
I took his advice many years
ago and to this day, when I cook, I
always add a touch of cloves. Even
to hot Mexican chili. Try it.
When Mary Drees went to
Delta State College in Mississippi,
the students and the football team
were known as the Statesmen. I noted
in a recent Barefoot that the mascot
for Delta State is Okra. Yes, the veg-
etable which makes gumbo taste like
gumbo. From a sedate Statesman to
a mischievous piece of Flying Okra.
Is this progress?
My husband, Frank, thought he
had found a spread of rogue weed,
Vitex, growing across the street on
the sandy beach. Vitex was the plant
the folks in North Carolina imported
from Korea which was supposed to
be beach-friendly. In fact, it turned
T o and ame
d- Golf and Games
out to be all bad, clogging turtle
nesting areas and doing nothing to
stabilize the sand.
Frank notified the SRIA about
the plant which seemed to have
been brought in by some sea oat
planting. Buck Lee and Matt
Mooneyham, promptly responded,
checked it out, and showed it to a
plant expert who declared it harm-
Frank, a gentleman from Geor-
gia, said. "It was only some danged
WHAT DO IWEAR ON SUNDAY
I dress in my Saints caps, and
an old Saints shirt
which has no rips
or tears. I wear
white shorts or
white jeans de-
pending on the
weather. I also -
have a gold chain
with a gold heart SAI
and Fleur de lis
Day & Night
view the game with me. He is lepre-
chaun given to me by Paddy Blake;
and now has his own Saints cos-
tume. He appears to be very cheer-
ful at the moment. Like all Saints
ON SAINTS DAY?
We always eat seafood gumbo
complete with crabs, shrimp, oys-
ters, okra and other voodoo pre-
pared especially for Saints fans by
Cajun Specialty Meats in town. We
drink only water. We have no sor-
rows to drown.
WHAT IS OURPOST GAME
pendant, abracelet Who Dat?
to match, and a
ring covered with Fleur de lis to
match the bracelet.
A flag flies between the kitchen
and living room. I invite my artifact,
Paddy, to sit on the coffee table, to
I talk to Bobby D.
We congratulate the
Saints and ourselves
for the years and
years of patience we
have shown to get to
Six and O.
As Bobby and I
always say in unison,
"Who dat? Who dat?
Who dat gonna beat
Fresh Gulf Seafood
Live Maine Lobster
Wednesday Raw Oysters 35 Oea
Thursday Baked Oysters
i OPEN EVERYDAY
I at 11am
1010 Ft. Pickens Road
Yes. It was dark in the morn-
ings until Halloween. Then summer's
daylight savings went away and we
can officially say winter is here. In
the meantime, enjoy every warm day
that comes your way for the next
WHAT'S NEW ON THE BEACH?
ECUA has a place to bring your
used cooking oil. They assure you
they will take the used stuff and
convert it to fuel. It's an easy pro-
cess. Just pick up an empty can at
the site, fill it with drippings from
bacon, ribs and steaks, and take it
to the reclamation center between
the school and Cowley Park. Pick up
an empty can and start over again.
You will have avoided clogging your
sink and provided automobile fuel.
That's what I call a wonderful envi-
ronmental step forward.
While we are on a roll for good
stuff, pay your dues to the
Pensacola Beach Advocates. Thirty
bucks a year per family or business
is a paltry sum for the benefits you
Mon- Fri 11-2
receive from the diligence with
which this organization is operated.
Joining will mean you will not only
know what's going on, it will mean
you are also part of it all.
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL
While you are at it, join one of
the Mardi Gras krewes while the
membership books are still open. If
you like friends, frivolity and fan-
tasy, get inside the Mardi Gras
magic. You may soon be a king or a
queen. Try it. You'll like it.
Paddy The Saints Irishman
(SPORTS AR & RESTAURAI
OPEN EVERYDAY at 11 AM
s S eaoo 000 Ris
CATCH IT ALL!
on Hi Def
42 TVs 11 Big Screens
Pay Per View
39 V WINGS
I S The One Onl FaiyEtraimn etrnteIln
18 Holes of Fantasy Golf
We host Snack Bar
Birthday Dance Dipped
Parties Pool Tables Dance Ice Crearr
Air Hockey Revolution
under new management new games arriving soon
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U.S. Army veteran Matt Dress,
who was raised on Pensacola Beach,
will report for a two week Pre-Mobi-
lization Leadership Training at Camp
Shelby, Mississippi. Matt says this
allows him to focus on leading the
troops versus being trained during
deployment. Although he will miss
the Veteran's Day parade, he prom-
ises to be home in time for Thanks-
Gene Simmons rock'n' rolled all
night at the Civic Center before
spending the next day enjoying
Pensacola Beach. SRIA Events Co-
ordinator Robbie Lofty emailed that
Simmons was eating lunch at The
Dock. Sixth grade beach resident
Chad Harvey reported that his
friend, Trey Wright got to shake
Simmons' hand while getting his CD
Iron chef, move over. Here
comes Island Chef Paul Robinson
into the kitchen. Paul won the best
overall pork dish at the Bananimal's
Luau October 4. Jacque McMillion
was his culinary consultant. Brenda
Roberts and Rusty Kleinsmith won
a quick-to-evaporate bar tab for hav-
ing the best Luau costumes at the
Sandbar on the rain soaked after-
dreds of hockey fans who got to meet
and greet the new Ice Flyers players at
Paradise Barand Grill October24.
Rick Uzdevenes and his lovely
wife Janie toasted a half dozen years
of wedded bliss on October 30. Af-
ter a romantic dinner on the Beach,
they presented $1115 to the Beach
Schoolfromthe Texas Hold'Em 4444
Tracey Mitchell wore a tiara
every day for the entire year that she
reigned as the Krewe of Wrecks
Queen. She accumulated a real col-
Tr i v i a
election of casual and classic tiaras.
Now her daughter, Lindsey, has her
first tiara as a member of the North-
east Pensacola Football Homecom-
ing Court. She will have to start her
Brandon Mattair, who coaches
the Gulf Breeze High School Band's
Drum Line, has earned a place in the
Pensacola Civic Band. You can see
him perform during the holidays at
PJC's Ashmore Auditorium, Decem-
American Legion Putt Putt
Tourney teed up at the Tiki Island
Golf and Games with 72 players on
the course Saturday, October 17.
Keith Howell was declared the win-
ner. He has bragging rights until next
Carleen Wheeler says every-
thing is back to normal at the Draper
residence now that Edie is home
from the hospital. She was lending a
hand and reports that Edie is feeling
muchbetter. All is well.
Pearl Clarkin, 14, needs your
votes. She has entered the CMT
Music City Madness contest, a
You can help her vie for a chance at
a record deal by visiting the CMT
(Country Music Television) website,
then to Music City Madness to vote.
Jim and Margaret Cunningham
returned from a trip to Vegas, but
shunned the glitz and glamour for
tours of the nearby national parks
and monuments. They logged lots
of miles in their rental car, but did
not make it to Area 51 or the newly
opened clear walk-out over the
Thomas Fitzgerald and Chase
Dupuis were the monsters in the
Beach Church's Haunted House
October 25. Who knew such nice
kids could be such scary characters?
The witches who fly over
Pensacola Beach every Halloween
cast a spell on the pompous Trivia
Master and brought him to his
knees. He had the audacity to ask
a question about their legitimacy
and they answered him with ev-
erything but a dunk in the caul-
dron. He just asked a simple ques-
tion, "What does this snaggle-
toothed, peaked hat, broom car-
rying group call itself on Hallow-
Somehow, this question did
not sit well with the lovely, exotic
ladies, so they cast a spell over
him. The Trivia Master was sure
they were known as the Witches
"Go jump in the cauldron,"
emailed Lynn Cieutat. "It's the
Coven of Steele."
Chuck Steele recalled, "About
a dozen SOBs were gathered at a
beach watering hole and to me
this spelled trouble. You look like
you have a full coven," he re-
They jumped on this idea and
were called the Coven of Steele,
and next Halloween all dressed up
"I can prove that was the name
because Robin Taylor made a
poster with the name on it," said
The t-shirt goes to Lynn and
the Trivia Master is out scraping
egg off his face.
However, in his defense even
the SOBs don't know for sure who
they are. Amy DePew guessed
Coven of Witches. And, Dr.
Courtney Winstead said, "I have
done my homework. How about
the Sandspur Witch Project?"
Melody Spink agreed it was
Sandspur Witch Project, and
added, "Send me my t-shirt!"
Sorry, Melody. Not this time.
The publisher is still trying to
find the Trivia Master. The last
time she saw him, he was asking a
frog to marry him. The frog said
So the publisher is digging
into her own Beach lore to find an
easily answered question. Several
proud female veterans always rode
in the Beach Veteran's Day parade.
Some have moved away, some
have passed away, and some still
live on the Beach. Can you name
one of them? First and last name
Note to the Coven of Steele:
Please remove the spell from the
Trivia Master, before he finds a
frog who will say yes.
The rules are the same. Be the
first to email the correct answer to
win a coveted t-shirt. Send
your answer to islandtimes@
bellsouth.net with "trivia" in the
subject line and include your name,
phone number. Deadline to answer
is Tuesday, November 10, 2009.
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Tax Suit Still Not Settled- Kepner Gives New Information To PBA
"Who owns a place out here on
the Beach?" Danny Kepner asked
the 180 attendees at the Pensacola
BeachAdvocates meeting on Octo-
ber 21. Hands went up.
"No," Kepner said. "You lease
the land and if you put a building on
this leasehold, itvests to the County."
This was Kepner's way of telling
the leaseholders what his law firm,
Shell, Fleming, Davis and Menge, has
argued for them in the tax litigation
lawsuit which is now going into its
eighteenth month without a decision
from Judge Michael Jones.
"In May of 2008 1 was arguing
before Judge Jones on your behalf
that the taxes you are being as-
sessed are invalid and void under
Florida Law," Kepner said.
Kepner told the group that suits
filed separately by Portofino, Ameri-
can Fidelity and the commercial in-
terests on Pensacola Beach have
Kepner explained that the dif- considered the issues which sur-
ference in the leases on Pensacola round the tax litigation along with
Beach and Navarre Beach is the re- the disposition of the SRIA, and we
newal clause. If the lease has an au- recommended that the SRIA be left
tomatic renewal, as in in place. Since the
the Navarre Beach plan will go before
leases, then it is viewed B the voters, a change
as ownership. The :t- like that might derail
AmFi case includes the .- the entire consolida-
former Dunes and Holi- tion plan. "
day Inn. One has a re- PBA Board
newal clause and one ' member Darell
does not.A decision has McIntyre gave an
not yet been made in update on the ac-
this case. complishments of
After the tax dis- the PBA during its
cussion, Rick Finch, first year in exist-
Beach resident on the Kepner ence, citing eight
Consolidated Govern- major items the PBA
ment subcommittee in charge of the
future of the Santa Rosa Island Au-
thority, said, "I believe consolida-
tion is good for Escambia County
He continued, "My committee
"The genesis of this group was
the tax litigation," McIntyre said.
"However, there is a need for lease-
holders to understand and be repre-
sented in all areas."
One area where the PBA will
take a leadership role is in the mas-
ter plan for Pensacola Beach.
Rob Wilson, Villa Sabine resi-
dent commented that "Pensacola
Beach is a very unique entity, sepa-
rate from Escambia County and
Pensacola. I think it is important that
we have a strong voice for planning.
Kudos to the group for represent-
ing the Beach's voice as it relates to
Five directors were accepted by
the membership for the upcoming
year. They are Jim Cox, Scott Hol-
land, Darell McIntyre, Max Scroggin
and Ray Ascherfeld.
The October 21 meeting was the
annual meeting of the group. The
PBA does not meet on a regular ba-
sis, but calls meeting when there are
issues of importance to be dis-
cussed. For more information, go to
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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
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
Tucked away in the parking lot of the Paradise Inn, it's di-
rectly on Santa Rosa Sound. Boat and Bicycle parking. Open 7
The 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
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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
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.
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
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
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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.
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.
November 3, 2009
PA Walk And Win
Speaks, porri'bge & a riy martini (e Waith Junkanoosd
by Kathi)Lewis K2With Junkanoos idrf
The Witches of Beachwick -
even we witches had forgotten what
we called ourselves last Halloween
at the Krewe of Wrecks costume
contest. Excellent trivia question
from the Trivia Master!
Of course, we traded in our
luxury brooms this year for com-
pact ones because of the economy.
You know it's bad when it effects
the witches. Even Lila Cox is fly-
ing a hybrid these days. But what
fun we had (and how cool was Ri-
chard Johnson in his "I Love
Everybody loved us and en-
joyed our costumes with the excep-
tion of the poker players when we
stopped to parade through the
Shaker. They were not quite so
pleased to see us as the rest of the
patrons.... oh well, that game is way
too serious anyway. But I bet they
won't forget us!
We definitely need identifica-
tion badges next year. We won the
Costume Contest at the Krewe of
Wrecks and without us there would
not have been a contest at all! Come
on people! Poor Vern Phillips had
no idea what to call us. He started
with Nereids and we had to "shout
out" to remind him that we were the
Sisters of the Beach.
Speaking of the SOBs, our
Christmas Brunch is scheduled for
December 6 at Flounders at 11 a.m.
Mark your calendars ladies because,
as always, it's gonna be a bubbly
good time. In fact, we've decided to
schedule the SOB brunch for the
first Sunday in December every year.
That will make it a lot easier to re-
member. God knows, we need a lot
of help in that department.
The SOB's decided to honor
Chuck LeBumL'Oignon this yearby
participating in the American Legion
Putt-Putt Tournament. It was his
creation and I took my grandson
Jesiah the very first year. He wore
his superman pajamas that year,
since they were "kinda like clothes."
Lois Jemigan (who I did not even
know at the time) walked by and com-
mented on the pj's and expressed a
desire to have worn her own. So,
we were ALL supposed to play in
pajamas although the weather was
not very cooperative. Only Chris-
tine Bunkie Hewerdine, Jesiah and I
actually wore pj's and I'm sure people
wondered what that was about. So,
now you know.
Anyway, Chuck was definitely
chuckling (or more probably rolling
around the streets of gold in total
disabling belly laughter). Johnnie
Bohannon decided to keep score for
our team which consisted of Chris-
tine, Paulette Provost, Charlotte
Spencer, Jesiah and me. We came to
play and not really to win, so we
weren't bothered by the fact that
Johnnie just wrote down random
numbers on the scorecard. However,
we had no idea that she would actu-
ally turn in the scores.
So you can imagine Jeff
Goudey's surprise and dilemma
when nine-year-old Jesiah scored a
33 onaneighteen-hole course. I had
to go tell him to cross our entire team
from the board as our 'scores' were
not real. He was quite relieved, but
y'all know Jeff loves a mess anyway.
Although he says each year is
the last he will be in charge, he al-
ways adds one more year. So, we'll
see ya next year Jeff, but we are re-
ally going to practice for that hole-
in-one with the $100 prize. For
This week's recipe comes from
my friend and SOB Chrissy Cook.
This recipe was one of those printed
for use with Lila Cox's fresh herbs. I
love shrimp any way you cook it,
but I was especially intrigued with
this recipe because it's baked.
So, here you go, Chrissy I owe
you one anyway because you so
graciously joined me in "shooting"
Champagne at the SOB sip-off.
So, let's cook....
Herb Crusted Shrimp
% Cup chopped basil
% Cup chopped mint
% Cup chopped parsley
% Cup chopped cilantro
2 Garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 /Tsp. salt
% Tsp. coarsely ground pepper
1 '/ Lbs. large shrimp, peeled
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
and coat baking pan with non-stick
spray. Combine all ingredients (ex-
cept shrimp) mixing well. Add shrimp
and toss to coat. Arrange shrimp in
single layer on baking sheet and
bake until opaque and cooked
through (about 6 minutes).
For an appetizer, thread shrimp
onto short skewers and serve with a
dipping sauce of mayonnaise mixed
with chopped capers, lemon juice
and grated lemon zest.
Man, that sounds good! So,
enjoy, share and don't forget to join
the Krewe of Wrecks!
See ya in the kitchen....
Best Caras tarn prizes
The Krewe of Junkanoo will
change your luck on Friday the Thir-
teenth of November at their first ever
Autumn Poker Walk. Registration
will be at the historic Islander
Lounge beginning at 6:30 p.m. For
just ten dollars and a little bit of the
Junkanoo luck, you could win a
bunch of great prizes.
The route includes Paddy
O'Leary's, Paradise Bar, Capt'nFun
and Bamboo Willie's.
"There will be special drink
prices, music and prizes at each
stop," said Amy Depew, krewe mem-
The last poker card will be
drawn atBamboo Willie's at 10 p.m.
and the awards will follow.
Maria's Fresb Seafoob Market
Take a little bit of the Gulf Coast home!
Fresh from the boats daily
We can cold pack for travel or ship anywhere.
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GROUPER & FLOUNDER
OYSTERS & SHRIMP
MON SAT 8 AM 7 PM
SUNDAY 8 AM 6 PM
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Call for directions from the Beach
KREWE OF WRECKS MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 6 p.m.
Memberships are available
at each meeting; $30.
Wrecks Meeting Sidelines
Wrecks Meeting The Dock
Wrecks Meeting Bimini Bar
Wrecks Meeting Paradise
Wrecks Mtg Bamboo Willie's
Wrecks Meeting The Break
Wrecks Meeting Flounder's
Wrecks Mtg Paddy O'Leary's
Wrecks Meeting PegLeg's
Wrecks Meeting The Islander
Wrecks Meetina Elk's Lodae
A SENSE OF PLACE
One of the factors that
strongly influences wine
is the soil in which the
grapes are grown. You
could say that, in effect, wine is "liquid
geography." The French used the word
"terroir," which means "soil" and is part of
the phrase "gout de terror" (taste of the
soil). This concept includes not only the
type of soil (whether it is chalky, gravelly,
sandy, etc.), but also such geographic fac-
tors as (micro) climate, altitude, sun expo-
sure, drainage, etc. To some degree each
and every one of these facets of the
grapes' natural environment plays a role
in shaping the personality of the wine, just
as your family, home and region played a
role in shaping your personality.
HINT: U.S. winemakers use the term
"microclimate" to refer to the immediate
geographic and climatic conditions that af-
fect the grapes.
By finding out the microclimate of your
favorite vineyard, you can learn what goes
into your favorite wine. At Beach Wines &
Liquors, Inc., we pride ourselves on our
experience and knowledge in wine and
spirits. We are happy to share this infor-
mation with our valued customers. If you
have questions, regarding microclimates
or anything else that has to do with wine
stop in at 5 Via de Luna or call 850-932-
Mardi Gras on the Island
Nereids King Kake Party, Paradise, 3 PM
Nereids Moonpie Party, Sandshaker
Krewe of Junanoo, Chili CookOff, Shaker, 1 PM
Nauga Champagne Breakfast, Dock, 10 AM
Krewe of Brewe Black Tie Ball, Elk's Lodge
Nereids Mystical Ball, Elk's Lodge
Bananimals Ball, Bay Beach Inn
Beach Babe Contest & Cajun Boil, Shaker, 3 PM
Krewe of Kids Parade
Wrecks Grand Costume Ball
Queen's Dinner, Flounder's, 7 PM
King's Dinner, Elk's Lodge, 7 PM
Wrecks Champagne Breakfast
Krewe of Wrecks Parade, 2 PM
Red Beans and Rice Luncheon, Casin r
Krewe of Coma, Sandshaker, 7 PM
More details will appear as the season nears.
Not all events are open to the public.
Some events require tickets.
November 3, 2009
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November 3, 2009
BYTES AND BITS
By Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal
Q: "Should I upgrade to Win-
A: The new Windows 7 operat-
ing system was released for sale this
week, replacing the Vista software.
Many people are hoping that the
software will be an improvement
over Vista. The Vista software has
been plagued by bad publicity be-
cause of its incompatibility with ex-
isting hardware and software, an-
noying pop-ups, and its slow perfor-
Installing Windows 7 will most
likely solve some of those problems,
even though, under the hood, it is
still Vista. Early reports tell us that
it is faster and less cumbersome.
The real question is Iho\ compli-
cated is the upgrade?"
It will not be as simple as pop-
ping in the CD. Be sure that you
have plenty of time available, be-
cause the upgrade will take several
hours. Optional programs, such as
Windows Mail, have to be down-
Windows XP users should first
make sure their computer is capable
of handling Windows 7. The Win-
dows 7 upgrade does not work on
computers with XP installed. Win-
dows XP users must do a "clean" in-
The Hills Are Alive
With The Sounds
Of Beach Singers
Young Stars Set To Perform
A trio of Pensacola Beach resi-
dents will appear in the Pensacola
Junior College Lyceum Series pre-
sentation of "The Sound of Music"
Nov. 13-14 andNov. 19-21, Nov. 15
and 22, at the Ashmore Fine Arts Au-
ditorium, Building 8, on the
Brooke Heffernan, Savannah
Green and Lainey Atkins will per-
form as the Von Trapp sisters.
Tickets can be purchased at the
Lyceum Box Office in the Ashmore
Fine Arts Center, 1000 College
Blvd. For more information, call
stallation. In my opinion, Windows
XP users should consider buying a
new computer with Windows 7 al-
Microsoft would actually pre-
fer that everyone, including Vista
users, do a clean installation. It
could prove to be quite a project, be-
cause that involves backing up all
important files and removing every-
thing from the hard disk before start-
ing the Windows 7 installation.
The \\ indio\\ Advisor" pro-
gram will tell you if any components
in your computer are not going to
work with Windows 7. After the
upgrade is finished, all of your ap-
plications have to be installed, so
make sure you have located all of
your license numbers before you
If your Vista software is doing
the job for you already, there is no
reason to rush out and buy Windows
7 right away. Give it a few weeks
and see what kind of feedback we
get from the early adopters.
For questions, contact Joe at
joe,'ycpals corn or 206-3156.
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Step Back In Time At Historic Pensacola Festival
Historic Pensacola Village will
host a Fall Festival Nov. 21 from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. The village will be
open free to the public. The Fall
Festival will focus on Pensacola's
Spanish history with living history
interpretation and continuous tours
of the 1805 Lavalle House, a Span-
ish colonial period home.
"This is a great opportunity for
those who are not familiar with early
Pensacola to discover a fascinating
history," said Dena Bush, museum
Scavenger Hunts will be avail-
able for children and local archae-
ologists will conduct tours at the T
T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Mu-
seum. Also, the Museum of Com-
merce, Museum of Industry, Julee
Cottage, Manuel Barrios Cottage, T
T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Mu-
seum and the Pensacola Historical
Museum will be open for self-guided
tours and visitation.
Historic Pensacola Village is a
house museum and museum com-
plex in the heart of Downtown
West Florida Historic Preserva-
tion, Inc. is a direct support organi-
zation of the University of West
Florida, operating the T. T.
Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Mu-
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Planners, Steering Committee Begin Search For True Identity of Pensacola Beach
What is Pensacola Beach? Who
is Pensacola Beach? What can
Pensacola Beach become in the fu-
ture? Answers to these questions
were the theme of the first meeting
of the thirteen member steering com-
mittee on October 27. The meeting
was held with members of Ed Stone
and Associates, who are the plan-
ners for the Core Area Redevelop-
ment and Island Beautification
"We need to sort out what
makes us special and why people
would want to choose us over other
places," Julian MacQueen, Beach
hotelier said. "We have a niche and
our success depends on the degree
to which we define it, expand on it,
and improve it."
EDSA principle Paul Kissinger
facilitated the meeting. Kissinger
said these meetings were about the
Pensacola Beach area.
"This committee represents
many groups in this area," he said.
"As consultants we look to this
group to represent a larger constitu-
ency. The Steering Committee works
in an advisory capacity. The over-
riding goal is for you to provide in-
put to us. We want to come up with
a compromise that is best for the
103 Baybridge Dr.
Gulf Breeze, FL
The EDSA team included the
following recommendations as key
elements of the planning process:
1. Make the plan attractive to
residents first. When the public has
access to the water, everyone wins.
When the quality of the life of the
residents increases, then everyone
2. Island beautification and
3. Develop a strategy to engage
the public, maintain the unique iden-
tity of Pensacola Beach, create aes-
thetic quality, increase and maintain
public access to waterfront, under-
stand the carrying capacity of
4. Address elements of trans-
portation which include traffic cir-
culation, congestion and parking.
Identify the elements of a park-
ing shortage vs. a parking re-alloca-
tion element. Explore waterside
5. Create a list of questions to
gather public input.
MacQueen spoke again sug-
gesting there is a desperate need to
create a sustainable economic base
for the commercial restaurants and
tenants on the island.
"We need a more pedestrian
friendly beach and we need to cre-
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ate a year around beach," he said.
"The idea of parking your car only
once is a beautiful thing."
MacQueen said the beach has
come a long way in the last fourteen
"We are different than we were
even four years ago. We need to be
planning for the future, for the next
generation," he said.
Robert Rinke, developer, asked
what consultants would be involved
in the process, and Kissinger replied
that there were consultants who are
specialists in water transportation,
music venues, architects, special
event programming, civil engineers,
transportation, market analysts, eco
and outdoor recreation specialists.
A copy of the Tindale-Oliver
traffic study, recently completed,
was provided to each member.
The Steering Committee will
meet with planners three times, but
can meet additionally as needed.
The members of the Steering
Committee are: Jim Cox, island resi-
dent and Pensacola Beach Advo-
cates president; Julian MacQueen,
Innisfree hotels founder; John
Trawick, attorney; Rose George,
mainland resident and beach lease-
holder; Marilyn Woodbury Hess,
American Fidelity (The Holiday Inn
Express and Indigo hotels); JJ Wa-
ters, island resident and CAT Coun-
try radio sales manager; Robert
Rinke, island resident and developer
ofPortofino, Emerald Isle, Verandas,
Beach Club and owns an interest in
the Boardwalk; JeffElbert President
of the Pensacola Beach Chamber
and owner of Island Style; Fred
Gant, Santa Rosa Island Authority
Chairman and attorney; Jim Reeves,
attorney; Tom Almon, beach resi-
dent; Michael Foley; Beach resident
and Surf Burger owner; and
Phylesia Baldwin, Business Devel-
opment Specialist with the Gulf
Coast AfricanAmerican Chamber.
In addition to Steering Commit-
tee meetings, the planning process
will include three public input ses-
sions. The second session will be
held in Escambia County, possibly
at the County Commissioners board-
room. The date, time and location
have yet to be announced. All meet-
ings are open to the public.
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Capt JR Hinojosa and Sean
Rogan are at the helm of the Beach
Chamber's Lighted Boat Parade
which is set for Friday, December 11.
Capt JR, who owns Blue Marlin Wa-
ter Taxi, will be learning the ropes
from Rogan who guided this event
for years. Boaters who wish to par-
ticipate should call the Pensacola
Beach Chamber at 932-1500.
The Gulf Breeze Chamber is
hosting Pet Fest, Saturday, Novem-
ber 21 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Gulf Breeze Elementary School.
Space for vendors is still available.
Call the Chamber at 932-7888 to get
Pandora de Balthazar has re-
turned home to the Beach after fea-
turing her antique linens at one of
the largest antique expositions in the
South. The show at Round Top,
Texas has grown so large over the
last forty-one years, that it attracts
dealers and enthusiasts from across
the country. Pandora is back just in
time to finalize details for the Break-
fast with Santa foster children's
event which she chairs.
Casey Harvey wants your
driveway, pool decks and walks to
sparkle for the holidays. His com-
mercial grade, high powered rotary
pressure washer will make your con-
crete and masonry ready for Santa's
sleigh to touch down.
The Gulf Breeze Chamber hosted a fundraiser at Hemingway's Bimini
Bar October 23. The themed event, Hitchcock Goes To Vegas, had
Chamber members like Vicky Rankin, right, dressed as the Hitchcock
character Tippi Hedron from The Birds. Kelvin Chaplin was the stickman
at the craps gaming table and kept the dice rolling.
Gulf Chamber Executive
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Beach Chamber Seeks
The Pensacola Beach Chamber
of Commerce is seeking an agency
to administer their advertising funds.
They finalized the details of the pro-
cess at their October 21 meeting.
They will send a request to all agen-
cies in the area asking for interest
and qualifications. Two top agen-
cies will be invited to come to make
a presentation to the Selection Com-
mittee. The Chamber funds are ear-
marked for the promotion of their off
JeffElbert, president, noted that
the Chamber will be involved in the
Core Area Redevelopment Plan.
"We will collect the views of all
businesses, not just the members of
the Chamber," he said. "We will in-
vite all businesses to a series of
roundtable discussions to get
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selected next month from among the
current board members.
In other business Elbert an-
nounced that a specially designed
water bottle which will continue the
eco-friendly initiative that the
Pensacola Beach Advocates started
will be available for sale soon.
"We should encourage every-
one on the island to reduce the num-
ber of plastic bottles which clog the
landfills," Elbert said.
A first for the Chamber was the
representation at the annual Fall
Leadership Summit of Regional
Chambers at the Hilton Sandestin
Resort and the Regional Meeting of
the Northwest Florida Chamber
Coalition on November 12 at the Gulf
Coast Community College in
Panama City. LaMar will represent
the Chamber at both meetings.
The Chamber Board will meet
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Planning Firm Wanted Input
They Got It
After Ed Stone and Associ-
ates and the thirteen members of
the Steering Committee set the
tempo of the conduct and progress
of work on the Core Development
and Island Beautification on
Pensacola Beach, the group then
hosted a public meeting the next
day, Wednesday, October 28.
Paul Kissinger, EDSA prin-
ciple, facilitator of the meeting,
presented an overview of the
steps in the planning process.
These include: Consensus build-
ing, Workshops, Ongoing Con-
cept Development, Funding, and
Kissinger said, "We have to
get as much input as possible to
create a community based plan
from community input. We must
be creative in finding funding
sources and finally, get the project
built. I do not want this to be an-
other plan which sits on a shelf."
Kissinger then presented a
comprehensive list of the major ar-
eas of the planning study. They
are: Toll Booth, Pensacola Beach
Blvd. and water tanks, Visitor's In-
formation Center, Core Business
Area, Via de Luna and its
streetscape, Beach parking areas,
Amphitheatre on Beach, Gateway
Entrances including the eastern
entrance, and Fort Pickens Road.
In the first three days of the
planning process, Kissinger and
his team of consultants gathered
a great deal of input.
He said, "We want to main-
tain the quality of why you live
here and why people visit here.
Here what we've heard so far."
The major ideas of what
stakeholders would like ad-
SLandscaping and hardscape
* Parking, parking facilities
* Pedestrian access
* Traffic calming, circulation and
* Transportation to Pensacola
Beach via waterways, boat ramps
* Outdoor recreation
* Live entertainment and accom-
* Engage the public in the plan-
* Pensacola Beach has a unique
identity that needs to be main-
* Improve the aesthetic quality of
Kissinger divided additional
ideas by areas on the Beach. In
the northern gateway to the is-
land, the following ideas will be
* Fish sign in Gulf Breeze
* Bridge and Toll Booth need to
be a gateway experience. The vi-
sual experience is important.
* Landscape quality
* Signage and wayfinding
* Water Tanks
The eastern entrance to the
Beach has a very different char-
acter according to Kissinger be-
cause of travel through the Gulf
Islands National Seashore to ar-
rive on Pensacola Beach. The need
for signage and creating a gate-
way were presented.
Ideas for Via de Luna and Fort
Pickens Road were:
* Landscape characteristics and
* Pedestrian walkways
* Bring interconnectivity to pedes-
* Lighting for safety
* Safe access to beach
* Safe pedestrian crossing
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* Connecting pedestrians access
from Sound to Gulf
In addressing the Core Area,
Kissinger said the plan will ad-
* Casino Beach
* The Beach Ball
* Retail areas
* Hotels and entertainment
* Pedestrian circulation
* Visitor's Center location
* Gulf Fishing Pier
* Traffic flow
As part of the planning pro-
cess, data will be gathered which
* Market statistics and demo-
* Who visits and what attracts
* The capacity of this area
* Economic and sustainability data
Numerous comments from
Beach residents followed
Kissinger's presentation. Traffic
and parking were the major issues
that surfaced in the public com-
Harlan Butler, vice president
of Innisfree Hotels, said, "I want
to address the pedestrian Board-
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walk extension along the Sound
and then across the Gulfside. This
would make us a more pedestrian
friendly destination. We could pro-
vide entertainment such as street
performers, mimes and have
kiosks. It would be an attraction
Jerry Spiegel, who is rebuild-
ing his home on Panferio visual-
ized a Beach with fewer cars.
"We could have parking in
Gulf Breeze and a monorail, elec-
tric cars, shuttles. Safe and envi-
ronmentally sound," he said.
Ken Tonelli, a Beach resident,
said he did not want a parking ga-
rage. "It would be costly and
underutilized," he warned.
On the other hand, Mike
Pinzone, owner of Papa's Pizza and
manager of the Fishing Pier, said
families tell him every day there is
a need for more parking.
"We have 120 days that are
very busy," he said. "So I am ask-
ing for a parking garage."
The comment by Danny
Stevens struck at the heart of the
matter, "In 1973 this was a family
beach. What I see now is that it is
a drinking destination. I would like
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Scott Holland, Pensacola
Beach Advocates, brought a col-
lection of comments gathered from
the group's recent survey, which
reflected the same diverse ideas
made by many of the presenters.
Holland, then, made a personal
observation, "I am an architect. I
know you will do a great job and the
SRIA did a greatjob in selecting you.
Please don't forget to emphasize the
maintenance, personnel and money
that will be needed after all these
improvements are made."
The public will have two more
opportunities to voice their opin-
ions concerning the redevelop-
ment and beautification of the is-
land. EDSA will take all of this in-
put into consideration before sub-
mitting its final plan to the SRIA.
If the SRIA signs off on the pro-
posed plan, it will be sent to the
County Commission. Commission-
ers will consider the raising of the
bridge toll to $2 to offset some of
the costs of implementing the im-
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by E.K. Hewson
It's that time of year. Again.
It's ball season in the Hewson
household. Not football season.
Not Mardi Gras ball season. But
Marine Corps Birthday Ball sea-
On November 1, 1921, Gen-
eral John A. Lejeune issued Ma-
rine Corps Order No. 47, Series
1921, that began the tradition of
reading a summary of the history,
mission, and traditions of the
Corps to every command in the
Corps for every year to follow on
November 10 in honor of the
founding of the Marine Corps. By
1925, this formal reading had be-
come what is known today at the
Marine Corps Birthday Ball. In
1952, the event was formalized
under Commandant General
Lemuel C. Shepherd, Jr. and writ-
ten into the Marine Corps Drill
Manual in 1956 so the time hon-
ored tradition would remain con-
sistent throughout the years.
This year the United States
Marine Corps will celebrate its
234th birthday. Marines, retired
and active duty, their families and
invited guests will honor this oc-
casion by attending a birthday
ball. The Corps is very clear on
protocol for this event. No pre-
sents needed. Just your presence
required in full dress uniform or
the civilian equivalent of black tie
or evening gown to share in tradi-
tions held sacred by all Marines.
This will be my 19th Marine
Corps Birthday Ball season that by
association with my husband I've
been a part of. I've attended this
event as his girlfriend, fiancee,
and wife. I have celebrated with
other Marines' wives when our
husbands were deployed overseas.
Some years, The Colonel and I
attended more than one ball.
I have rearranged business
trips, work schedules, and
I've designed my own gowns
and have spent anywhere from $25
to $1000 on store bought ones. I
have had the audacity to wear the
same gown twice, but not on the
same coast or with the same
squadron. I've even worn the well-
loved and much shared squadron
maternity evening gown because
I was eight months pregnant for
the 1997 ball.
I've been the designated
driver on more than one occasion
and have been the conduit to safe,
affordable overnight childcare. It
always helps to live off base and
have a neighbor with daughters
old enough to drive and who are
trustworthy to stay the night in
your house with your kids.
I have hosted pre-ball parties
and have continued to dance on
way past my bedtime knowing full
well that the next morning I would
have to be up at o'dark-thirty with
a small toddler who had slept all
night and was raring to go.
Thank goodness The Kid is
old enough these days to make his
own breakfast. It makes a late
night, or should I say early morn-
ing, much more doable.
So why the all sacrifice
throughout the years and why not
ever the attitude of you've been
to one, you've been to them all?
The Marine Corps Birthday Ball
is mandatory for my husband. But
for me, simply put, it's an honor
and privilege, year after year, to
attend this event and to be in a
room with men and women who
are either veterans of the battle-
field or of the home front. Happy
234th Birthday, Marines.
Until next time.
Pensacola Beach Elementary School student Cali Hargrove maneu-
vers her bicycle through the test course during the Beach Optimist's
Club Bike Rodeo October7. The Rodeo included riding tips and safety
rules for each grade level.
Beach resident and Santa Rosa Island Authority Board member Dr.
Thomas Campanella demonstrates the correct way to ride this
stretched out custom beach cruiser at the Optimist's Club Bike Ro-
deo on Pensacola Beach October 7. Thomas' wife Debbie is a Beach
School teacher and coordinates the bicycle safety event.
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Witches Stir Magic Cauldrons To Launch Wrecks On Their Magic Journey
How many witches does it take
to get Mardi Gras stirred up on
Pensacola Beach? At least a coven,
which may mean anywhere from a
dozen to one hundred witches.
"The broomstick parking area
was completely full," Jeff Goudey,
Running Around Wreck, said.
"And forty-four new members
joined us on Monday," Melanie
Waite, Keeper of the Exchequer
The Wrecks roamed around the
ladies wearing the peaked hats at the
Sabine Sandbar trying not to make
any false steps among the costumed
crowd, especially infront of Witch
Lila Cox who was riding a pitch fork,
a hybrid version of the old broom-
Chef Kathy Bratt Hagensick
was especially popular since she
brought supper of red beans and
rice, salad, and French bread.
The New Orleans theme was
carried over by King Tommy Grice
who was dressed as a Saint from
head to toe.
It was definitely a "Who Dat"
kind of party as Goudey was deter-
mined to make some serious kind of
announcements. No one knows for
sure if anyone heard them. He said
the Thirtieth Anniversary t-shirts
will go on sale at the next meeting
and that special Krewe of Wrecks
anniversary beads are being manu-
factured right now.
The final item was loud and
clear, "You must be certified if you
want to ride in the Krewe of Wrecks
parade," Goudey said. "There will
be three safety meetings, sponsored
by the Association of Krewes,
headed by Deb Friedman. All krewes
must have a representative who will
attend at least one meeting. He or
she will then be certified which will
allow the krewe to participate in the
parade." He continued, "No certifi-
cation, no riding in the parade."
That bit of sobering news didn't
stop the frivolity, although krewes
attending know that safety is the
prime factor governing the Wrecks
parade. They agreed with the news
with a cheer and went on to the cos-
Winners were the Sandspur
Witch Project of Paulette Provost,
Amy DePew, Kathi Lewis, Char-
lotte Spencer, Nancy Kittel,
Chrissy Cook, Courtney Winstead
and Judy L'Oignon. Second place
were the Cougar Witches Melanie
Waite and Carleen Wheeler (look
out all you young handsome
guys); and third place went to Eco
Green Witch Lila Cox.
Honorable mention went to a
non-witch Margaret Cunningham
who was an Alabama football fan.
Vern Phillips was the emcee of
the contest and Morrie Drees and
Betsy Phillips were the judges.
Don't let the most fun season
of the year get away from you. Join
the Krewe of Wrecks while the
books are still open. Dues are $30
per person. See page 6 of this edi-
tion to see what that amount will
provide foryou. Just remember there
will be no more special parking for
broomsticks. You can arrive at the
next meeting by golf cart, boat, bi-
cycle or automobile. Just be sure to
bring your checkbook with you.
Harper Introduces Alternative TDC Funding Practices
Nan Harper, Beach Realtor, who
is a member of the Tourist Develop-
ment Council, brought the results of
her research of the TDCs in Monroe
and Pinellas Counties to the Octo-
ber20 TDC meeting.
"These organizations shared
with me how they allocate their
money," she said. "Although they
are dealing with greater amounts
than we, they have structured for-
mulas by which they allocate
The Council Chairman Denis
McKinnon tasked the TDC staff to
review and compare these counties'
funding methods and report to the
workshop meeting scheduled for
January 12 at 3:30 p.m. at the Civic
Dave Pavlock, who is a member
of the Santa Rosa Island Authority
Board, spoke on the impact of the
Five Flags Speedway. The Speed-
way is a private business and does
not receive TDC funds, but Pavlock
pointed out the economic impact is
huge considering that the Snowball
Derby is the largest sporting event
"It attracts entrants and fans
from all over the country," Pavlock
said. "The University of West
Florida did an economic impact
study on the Speedway and found
that it brings 25,000 racing fans to
Pensacola each December."
Pavlock noted that he had come
to the TDC merely to raise aware-
ness of the Speedway which is cel-
ebrating over fifty years of racing in
"I just want to raise the aware-
ness of what Five Flags Speedway
does for our community," he said.
"It's a family-friendly sportbringing
a boost to Pensacola in the off sea-
Pavlock did not ask for any fi-
nancial help, but Jim Phillips repre-
senting MBT Divers did ask for
some help for a reunion of the
Oriskany veterans hosted October
26-29. An amount of $5,000 was re-
The next TDC meeting will be a
council member workshop January
12 which is open to the public.
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Justin Scherjoins the kings and
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Scher has bluffed and bet his way
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"Justin Scher and Trace Lewis
were in a close race," said Rick
Uzdevenes, poker promoter. "It came
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earned the Player of the Month title."
Weekly games are hosted at the
Sandshaker Lounge and Paddy
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tion started at 7 p.m. at the Shaker
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after 11 p.m. Dan Begin outlasted 17
players with Dr. Glenn Burleson
claiming second place. Begin won
again at the Shaker on October 26.
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four hours. Cassy Cady-Smith was
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solid stack of chips Todd Lentini
Jenny Doherty, left, shows off the Royal Flush that she drew on the way
to her second place finish behind Dorothy Mayalello, right, who was
visiting the Beach from The Keys. Ladies ruled the tables on October 20
at Paddy O'Leary's.
Gamers Ready For Charity Event
Dice will roll and cards will
shuffle at the Gulf Isle Neighbors
annual Fall Game Day charity
fundraiser on November 11. Don't
hesitate to get your $20 check ready,
today is the deadline.
The event will take place at the
Pensacola Civic Center, 201 E. Gre-
gory Street. Doors openat 9:30 a.m.
and games will start promptly at 10
a.m., with a lunch break at noon.
Bring your favorite game and
your friends who like to play it. There
will be door prizes and a raffle dur-
ing the day. An acknowledgment of
Veteran's Day will be included in the
November 13 at 6:30 p.m.
Register at The Islander
The charities that will receive
donations this year include
Alzheimer's Family Services, Pace
Home for Girls, and Interfaith Min-
istries. Since founding the Club in
1996, over $68,667 has been raised
and donated to local charitable or-
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Jackye Jensen, 916-7647.
grabbed a win at Paddy O'Leary's
on October 13. Diamond Donnie
Beall finished second.
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1. Natalie Lashier
2. Justin Scher
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2. Todd Lentini
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of chips at the conclusion of the
October 22 game at Paddy's .
1. Dorothy Mayalello
2. Jenny Doherty
1. Doug Williams
1. Matt Reynolds
1. Richard Butler
2. Jackie Harrison
Card sharp Justin Scher earned his
third Player of the Month title for
his winning play in October.
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Mostly Nuts & Bolts
August was reeling from
profound announcement. Was
delusional or was this a horr
nightmare? She decided to conti
with the conversation to find
"It is impossible that I amy
lab experiment," she said.
"And why is that?" the stuck
asked, his curiosity piqued.
"Well, our universe is abou
billion years old. Our Earth is f
and one half billion years old. I
35-years-old," August stated.
At that point August heard
cous laughter. She was afraid
now she was confused, but she c
tinued, "And you are a student,
I am probably older than you."
More laughter ensued.
"Well nice try, but you and y
universe are not more than fou
your months old. What you think
your experiences are layers u
layers all happening simultaneoi
and created simultaneously by
experiment. What I didn't exi
was the exponential rate at which
experiment grew. And I certain
didn't expect to interact with an
you," the student quietly said.
The Universal Light by Candace Segar
[This is Part VI of VI]
this August was shaking at this re- her
she sponse, but proceeded with her penc
ific questions. "Have you created other opera
nue universes?" she inquired, the
out "No, this is my first and it will up a
be my last," he responded. she
our She thought about this for a few to w
minutes and then ventured into the into
lent one question she really didn't want
answered, "What are your plans for grant
t12 us?" fierc
four Just then there was a loud bang-
am ing on the door. Charlie had raced is s
at breakneck speed to get to August. lami
rau- His press credentials were laid out
and on the passenger seat just in case he tine,
on- was stopped for speeding. But luck Thei
and was with him tonight, at least he
thought it was.
"August, let me in, now," he
our pleaded. "Please, it's Charlie." tern
r of The banging continued but it the
are was difficult for August to choose ww
pon between the student and Charlie. Her New
usly natural inclination would have been
my to get up and answer the door. The
)ect lamp would not allow that no, not Sega
my tonight. The lamp held her hostage an e
inly against her will. CRS
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ful hands on her shoulders shaking
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vigorously as if her life de-
led on it. Her eyes were wide
i, but she was still linked into
student's lab. Charlie lifted her
nd placed her on her feet as if
were a rag doll. He forced her
alk, and then she snapped back
"Oh Charlie," she gasped as she
)bed him and clung to him
"August, let's leave now. There
something bizarre about this
p," Charlie said.
Right then August felt an emp-
ss in her mind and screamed.
re was a click!
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On my way home from an
activity the other evening, I
stopped by the local grocery
store to pick up a couple of
items. As I was checking out I
asked the young clerk when the
When she said 10 o'clock, I
asked, "And tomorrow is
When she said it was, I
asked her when she was able to
study, and she said there were
study periods during the day. My
response was, "You must be a
very energetic person!"
I know other young people
who work one and two jobs and
carry a full load in college. I
am deeply impressed and admire
them greatly for their willing-
ness to sacrifice sleep and lei-
sure time in order to work so
that they might afford to go to
school. There's a lot to be said
for that kind of dedication and
Di. Chuck Randle, Pasloi
Pellsaola a k 5&
I imagine those young
people are establishing patterns
that will serve them well in the
years ahead. They must learn to
prioritize, to sacrifice the imme-
diate for future goals, and, un-
doubtedly, they learn the value
of work and money. I often wish
I had the resources to assist them,
but would probably be a hindrance
to the values they learn from hard
work and dedication.
So, this evening, I send my
congratulations, words of appre-
ciation and encouragement to
those who will become the fu-
ture leaders in our communities
and perhaps beyond. They serve
as role models to their peers, as
well as all of us, encouraging us
to work for those things we want
most in life.
Carry on, young friends, and
may your rewards be beyond all
your highest expectations.
Cas Dunlap, center, Pensacola Beach resident and retired Circuit Court
Judge was the guest speaker at the Pensacola Beach Woman's Club
October luncheon. Dunlap, who is a self-published author of six
books, was welcomed by Second Vice President Janet Penniman,
left, and Woman's Club President Lynda Knell, right. Dunlap's works
include "Southern Lights," a mystery set on Pensacola Beach.
Laura Spraggins Wright, a
well known Beach resident for
many years, passed away on Oc-
tober 23 at her home in downtown
Pensacola Beach. Laura, 51, was
a native of Ohio and
was a court reporter
Laura is sur-
vived by her beloved
husband of less than
one year, Jerry
Wright; her mother
Farage; two chil-
dren, Sandy, who is
in college and Paul,
who attends Gulf .
Breeze High School.
She is also survived Laura Spr
by three brothers and
one sister, and two stepsons Jay
and Michael Wright. Her former
husband Ricky Spraggins, her fa-
ther and one brother predeceased
her. She is also survived by many
nieces and nephews.
Laura has always been active
in youth programs at the Annun-
ciation Greek Orthodox Church in
Pensacola and at Pensacola Beach
Elementary School. She was a
Sunday School teacher and was
the administrator of the Greek
Club Collects For
Holiday Food Drive
Pensacola Beach Woman's
Clubbers will share the bounty of
their pantries by contributing non-
perishable food items to the Manna
Food Bank at their next meeting.
The November 19 meeting at the
Pensacola Beach Community
Church Fellowship Hall will begin
with a social at 10:30 a.m. A pot-
luck luncheon will follow.
No reservations are necessary,
but prospective members should call
850- 934-0553 for more informa-
dancers who performed at the an-
nual Greek Festival, and other cel-
While her children attended
the Beach School, Laura actively
participated as a
parent. During the
tion of their twen-
and presented a
written and photo-
graphic history of
Laura were mem-
bers of the island
Mardi Gras Krewe
igins Wright of Bananimals and
Jerry provided the
krewe with a den, the Sabine
Sandbar, for their monthly meet-
ings and parties.
The Krewe dedicated their
October 31 party as a celebration
of Laura's life. Services for Laura
were held at the Annunciation
Greek Orthodox Church on Octo-
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November 3, 2009 Island Times PAGE 19
reading' the water
by Saltwater Rick
reports massive schools of Bull Reds
in the Sound and catching them and
releasing them is a lot of fun, but,
make sure you know the limits.
While fishing at the beach
bridge some folks thought they
could just keep catching them and
loading them in their truck. Well,
along came the MAN,Fish and
Wildlife officers, and those boys
ended their day injail with their ve-
hicle impounded and a $500 per fish
fine. They had nine oversized Reds!
People, the reason there are so
many fish is because of the laws. I
can remember not too long ago when
the inshore system was fished out
because of nets and lack of laws.
Now the waters are bustin' with fish,
so read the fishing laws and protect
Big Andy had a good day Flat
Fishing with Hokie landing a six-
plus pound Flounder around the
bridge, but they did not take any pic-
Terri McKamey has some pic-
tures of the Reds she has been catch-
ing. Did she use hot dogs as bait?
She has a newjob at the Dog House.
Okay, it's time to see your shots.
Anglers, send your best fishing
pics to islandtimes@o bellsouth.net.
You might even win a coveted Is-
land Times t-shirt.
Be sure to include your name
and all the information about the
fish, the place and the date you
hooked it up. So get out there. Do
yourself a favor and Go Fishin'; and
take a Kid with you.
Nina, Pinta Set Sail
Visitors Can Walk Through
Throughout 2009, Pensacola
has celebrated its 450th anniversary
with an array of historic events. To
top off the birthday year, the Pinta
and the Nina, replicas of Columbus'
ships, will visit Pensacola Decem-
ber 23 through January 3.
While at the dock on Palafox
Pier in historic Downtown
Pensacola, the public is invited to
visit the ships for walk-aboard, self-
guided tours. Admission is $7 for
adults, $6 for seniors and $5 for chil-
dren. Children 4 and under are free.
The ships are open daily from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
The Nina is a historically cor-
rect replica, built completely by
hand. The ship was used in the pro-
duction of the film "1492." The
Pinta, recently built in Brazil to ac-
company the Nina, is a larger ver-
sion of the archetypal caravel.
International Delegates Tour Fort Pickens
An international environmen-
tal delegation toured and met with
officials at the Gulf Islands National
Seashore, Fort Pickens, and Black-
water State Park and Forest. The
five-member group consists of
managers, a game warden, a project
chief, and an ecologist represent-
ing the Rangareyra District of Ice-
land, the Hai-Bar Yotvata Nature
Reserve of Israel, the Maasai Mara
National Reserve of Kenya, the
Manaslu Conservation Area Project
in Nepal, and the Zimbabwe Parks
and Wildlife Management Author-
The group was hosted by Gulf
Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council.
Hikers Lace Up
For Long Walks Take A Kid Fihing
On Beach Trails
The Western Gate Chapter of
the Florida Trail Association has or-
ganized two hikes on Pensacola
Beach during November. Hikers can
soak in the historic Fort Pickens area
during a four-mile hike Saturday,
November 7, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Call 850-932-5469 for details on the
The Association has set a sec-
ond hike for Friday, November 20,
beginning at 8:30 a.m. on the Dunes
Trail on Pensacola Beach. This route
has a three or six mile option. Hik-
ers should meet at the public park-
ing lot near the Portofino entrance.
Participants should wear suit-
able clothing, bring sunscreen, wa-
ter and study, comfortable shoes for
The Florida Trail begins at Fort
Pickens, and continues through to
Eglin Air Force Base and the
Chocwhatchee River, and north
through Blackwater River State For-
est to the Alabama border.
For more hike details, call 850-
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