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Santa Claus' sled is getting ready for his magical ride on Christmas Eve, so until then he will be surfing, jet skiing, yachting in a lighted boat parade and riding atop a bright, red
fire engine on Pensacola Beach during the Season Your Holidays with Island Spirit events. Santa, with help from David Gurney of Key Sailing, makes his first appearance at the
Kowabunga Breakfast at Surf Burger, December 5. He has a busy schedule, so he's checking his list of events twice and you can do the same when you turn to Page 2.
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Thirty Days of Magical Christmas Springs To Life on Santa Rosa Island
Santa made his list and
checked it twice. He couldn't be-
lieve how much Christmas was in
progress on the island that bears
his name. So, he gave the list to
Rudolph, who read it with his nose
shining brightly on the pages.
"It is true Santa. The Island is
having Christmas for thirty days."
Santa turned his attention to
his magical dolphins that guide
him to the Kowabunga Breakfast
on December 5 and let the
Pensacola Beach Chamber of
Commerce elves plan their signa-
ture presentation, "Season Your
Holidays with Island Spirit."
"We're celebrating Christmas
in a very different way," Jeff Elbert,
Chamber president said. "We're of-
fering great things to do. A lighted
boat parade... nobody else around
here has anything like that."
The Lighted Boat Parade on
December 11 will even have a
space for a few passengers who
want to ride the Chase-N-Fins in
the parade. Tickets are $15 and
can be purchased at the Beach
Visitor's Information Center. Last
year, the boat quickly reached its
capacity and had a waiting list.
Every weekend is full of
events, filled with holiday spirit.
The ZooLights will make a road
trip to the Boardwalk this year
since the Zoo is temporarily
We wanted to make sure this
dazzling display would appear for
the public once again," said Mike
McLaughlin of Lee Tracy.
After looking at the lights,
stroll around the business district
on the island where you will find
activities in progress in most es-
"We are also presenting one
of the Island's best street pa-
rades," Elbert said. "On December
13, you can watch, catch trinkets,
beads and candies from the deco-
rated floats parading along Via de
Luna. You can even catch a glimpse
of Buck Lee, the SRIA executive di-
rector, in his grand marshal's con-
The street parade will include
McGuire's Pipe Band, Krewe of
Nereids, Gulf Breeze Junior ROTC,
Wooly Booger Queen Shugah,
Krewe of Wrecks, Krewe of
Bananimals, dancers, elves, march-
ing units and whimsically decorated
Entries are still being accepted
for both the boat and the street pa-
rades. Entry forms are available at
the Visitor's Center or online at
Season Your Holidays Line-Up
December 1- January 1
The island comes to life with holi-
day lights. The merry merchants of
the Boardwalk will dazzle you with a
spectacular light display. It's a zooful
of colorful characters, twinkling,
blinking and welcoming the holiday
season. Carolers every weekend.
Children's Coloring Contest
Limitless imaginations guide
small hands in creating Island holi-
day works of art. Coloring sheets are
available at the Visitor's Information
Center, Island Style and Beach ho-
Kowabunga Breakfast with
SurfBurger -8to 10:30 a.m. This
Santa has a surfboard sled pulled
by magical dolphins. Kids should
have their wish list ready. Free mi-
mosas for parents.
Christmas Festival ofArts, Crafts,
Our Lady of the Assumption
Catholic Mission 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Gingerbread House Make & Take
Tiki Island Golf and Games, Noon
to 2 p.m. Bring abag of hard candies
to decorate your Beach version of the
traditional sweet house. Free.
Santa and His Paparazzi
Boardwalk 2 to 4 p.m. Island
memories are forever whenyou have
your photo taken with Santa in front
of palm trees decorated by Beach
elves. Nominal charge for photo.
Tis the Season Open House
Lee Tracy Boardwalk 2 to 4
p.m. Experience Lee Tracy's South-
Joy For The Beach
Presented by the Pensacola
Beach Optimists at OurLady Catho-
lic Church 6:30 p.m. This event dishes
up abundant Island spirit. Served by
high energy singers and performers
costumed for the holidays. Free
Lighted Boat Parade
Pensacola Beach Marina to
Boardwalk- 7 p.m. The sparkling spec-
tacle of decorated vessels parading
against a dark December sky delights
those watching from the shore or a
waterfront Beach business. Children
are given light sticks to illuminate the
landing site. Dozens of captains com-
pete for prizes as the nautical parade
delivers Santa Claus officially to the
Island. Santa's Workshop will host
children of all ages to whisper into
Santa's ear. Free.
Days Inn Pensacola Beach 1
to 4 p.m. The Gulf of Mexico offers
her treasured sand dollars and star-
fish that evolve into fabulous and fes-
tive decorations for the tree. Free
Island Style Tropical Holiday
Open House 4 to 6 p.m. The
home of the Christmas Room on the
Island. Chat, munch cookies, sip ci-
der and enjoy the original art by col-
oring contestants. Free. Coloring
Contest Winners announced Island
Style 6 p.m.
Beach Church 10 a.m. Tradi-
tional seasonal music to delight all
who care to listen. Free.
Gingerbread House Make & Take
Tiki Island Golf and Games, Noon
to 2 p.m. Bring abag of hard candies
to decorate your Beachversion of the
traditional sweet house. Free.
Surfing Santa Beach Parade
Via de Luna 2 p.m. Delightfully
decorated whimsical floats wend their
way down the Island's main street
sharing holiday joy, candy and trin-
kets with all who care to catch the
spirit. Santa oversees the parade from
high atop his bright red fire engine
which delivers him to the Gulfside
Pavilionwhere children of all ages can
speak to him personally. Free
Sip and Sing Caroling Tour
Sandshaker-5:30 p.m. Come early
to get your boarding pass for the
open airbus which will amble to each
island pub, make a quick stop for car-
olers to entertain patrons and on to
the next stop. Must be 21 to ride.
Adult Coloring Contest
Sandshaker 6 p.m. Let Island
spirit bring out your inner artist. We
supply the crayons. You supply the
imagination Free. Prizes.
Santa and His Paparazzi
Island Style 2 to 4 p.m. Island
Santa awaits your arrival inthe Christ-
mas room. The sweet smell of pep-
permint candy canes will lead you
right to him. Have your photo taken
fora nominal charge.
Rudolph's Red Nose Ramble
Starts at the Sandshaker. 2 p.m.
Ramble, walk or amble to Sabine Sand-
bar for Island Eggnog, Hooters and
thento Bamboo Willie's for the Santa
Look Alike and Sexy Elf contests.
Follow the Red Nose. Ramble back
to the Shaker for the Wrap Up Party
Santa Claus LookAlike and Sexy
Bamboo Willie's 3:30 p.m.
Looking for a St. Nick knock-off.
Beard, boots and good laugh re-
quired. Mrs. Claus or even an elf or
two can compete. Be naughty or nice.
No charge to enter. Great prizes.
Candlelight and Carols
Beach Church- 6 p.m. The choir
of the Pensacola Beach Community
Church invites visitors tojoin in their
Island Christmas Eve tradition of car-
olingby candlelight. Free.
Ring in the new year with
islandwide celebrations. A dazzling
fireworks display at midnightfrom the
end of the Gulf Pier.
Polar Bear Plunge
Paradise Bar and Grill 2 p.m.
The emerald waters of Santa Rosa
Sound are filled with those hardy
souls who wade, swim and scurry
to the finish line. Heaping bowls of
black-eyed peas wait to warm them.
Entry fee benefits the Chamber. No
charge to cheer.
ALL ABOARD! Robert Gleim, the merriest of the Boardwalk merchants,
gets the lighted train ready to chug along through the holidays delivering
smiles to residents and visitors of all ages. His grandfather, who worked
for the railroad as a train engineer, would be proud.
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December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009 Island Times PAGE 3
Barefoot on the Beach
By Jane Waters Cooper 4
We were a cluster of small
businesses located in aging motel
cottages that were way too hot in
the summer and way too cold in
the winter. The streets around the
ancient motel were crackled and
buckled. The landscaping was
dominated by sandspurs. And we
had the audacity to call ourselves
The Sandspur Republic as we
toiled away in our dilapidated quar-
ters which comprised the commer-
cial district of the very first motel
on the Beach, Surf and Sand Cot-
And we were happy. Espe-
cially when the holidays rolled
around, when we were able to
transform the Sandspur Republic
into the Magic Kingdom. We were
the unremarkable and unbeliev-
able headquarters for Christmas on
We were the catalysts of the
lighting of the luminaria. Thou-
sands of white paper lunch bags
containing a little sand and a tea
candle brightened the island from
Villa Sabine, up to the Dunes Ho-
tel (now the Holiday Inn Express);
all the way down Via de Luna past
the Sun Ray Oyster Shop and all
around these funky roads in the
Sandspur. It was thinly attended
in the first year, but after a while,
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thousands of visitors came to
help us celebrate Christmas.
The public would gather on
the shores of Santa Rosa Sound
to watch Santa make his trip to the
Island via boardsail.
Yes, Mike Mead, owner of
Surf and Sail, would put on his
Santa suit, cover himself with
Christmas lights, and sail his board
from Gulf Breeze to the Sandspur.
The children had to be restrained
by their parents from entering the
water to greet him on his arrival.
Mike would go in the back door of
his shop, and a few minutes later,
a portly Santa in a velvet suit, Jim
Rigby, would appear and get in the
decorated convertible for his ride
to the Sundeck where he visited
with every child, no matter how
long it took.
In the meantime, every busi-
ness gave out treats, cookies and
hot chocolate, tiny sandwiches,
cider and candy. Miss Merry
Christmas in her green Christmas
Tree costume strolled the streets
giving gifts to the exuberant chil-
The Krewe of Wrecks loaned
the Sandspur their float which was
turned into a hay ride, complete
with what else, but hay. John
Savelli, the fire chief, was in charge
Day & Night
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of pulling this contraption full of
laughing kids around the Repub-
There was no real reason to
worry about all those candles
which were burning along the is-
land streets. The Firehouse Five,
the Beach volunteer firemen, had
donned their red coveralls, put on
their Santa hats, set up their own
sound system and were entertain-
ing the crowd with their own ren-
ditions of the revered Christmas
carols. Their eyes, however, rarely
strayed from the luminaria. Every-
one agreed it was a grand, old-
fashioned Christmas event which
could not be easily duplicated
The folks who put this simple,
but extremely appealing, soiree to-
gether were owners of The
Sundeck, Les and Joy Anderson;
Surf and Sand Manager Louise
Savelli; Mike Mead, Surf and Sail
Boardsailing; Bobby and Lana
Draper; Bobby D's Beach Bar; and
the Waters Clan at The Islander
Fresh Gulf Seafood
Live Maine Lobster
SWednesday Raw Oysters 35 Oea
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1010 Ft. Pickens Road
None of these businesses ex-
ists today, but they were once the
glue that made visitors and local
residents stick to the island. The
slogan of the Sandspur merchants
was "Get Stuck On Us."
A huge number of folks did
And now, there is no more
Christmas on the Island at the
Sandspur Republic. In fact, there
is no Republic. The upscale Hilton
Hotel is on the Gulf, and the ex-
clusive shops occupy the other
side of the street, known as the
But, do not be sad that the old
days have gone away never to re-
turn. Just rejoice that the Beach
business community is going
forth, carrying the standards of
the great tradition. Members of
the Chamber of Commerce are pre-
senting their third annual thirty
day Christmas festival, chock full
adventures for you and your kids.
It's going on now. Come out
and see the ZooLights, make a
gingerbread house to take home
Mon- Fri 11-2
or sit with Santa a while. There
are street and boat parades and
Santa hosts Open Houses. The
schedule is in this issue.
Some things never change.
And the generosity of the com-
mercial district on the Beach is the
one constant visitors and locals
can count on.
Come on out and enjoy this
celebration where all the events
Recapture the spirit of the
Sandspur Republic during the Sea-
son Your Holidays with Island
Spirit a happy blend of yester-
day and today.
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Beach School graduate Sasha
Fruitticher, who is a now an account
executive for an advertising firm in
Tampa, submitted a press release
about her dad Tom's gold medal per-
formance in a karate competition. It
read, "The Japan Karate Associa-
tion/American Federation (JKA/AF)
announced today that Pensacola-
native, Tom Fruitticher, chief instruc-
tor of Coastal Shotokan Karate, won
first place in kata and in fighting at
the JKA/AF National Karate Tour-
nament in New Orleans. Over 250
competitors from around the coun-
try attended the two day event."
Tom is a Beach resident and his son
Justin is a student at the Beach
Nancy Sampson, Gulf Breeze,
reminisced about vacationing on
Pensacola Beach with her 20 cous-
ins each year. Nancy is the grand-
daughter of the Beach's Papa Joe
Reynolds. Although her four chil-
dren love the beach, they took ad-
vantage of the Fall Break at the
Beach School to spend eight days
Kai Sessions just returned from
a successful deer hunting expedition
in Louisiana. He bagged his first
deer; and he is only seven-years-
old. Kai's parents are Celene and Jim
Sessions, and his grandmother is
Krewe of Wrecks stalwart Melanie
LiMarie Rodriguez had lots of
fans at the Gulf Breeze Chamber's
PetFest. The Beach resident and
Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital veteri-
narian was one of the PetFest spon-
sors. She was greeted with excitedly
wagging tails and kisses from her
David Tucker was part of the
crowd celebrating at Paradise Sat-
urday night. The rain and wind did
not deter the long time beach fan.
His parents, the late Ann and Henry
Steirlen, who lived on Via de Luna
for more than thirty years, were pio-
neers on Pensacola Beach.
Entertainer Tim Spencer
whisked his wife Charlotte away for
an island anniversary celebration
last month. The couple kept their
toes in the sand while camping for a
week in the Caribbean and finished
their vacation at a resort hotel.
Gulf Breeze High School base-
ball phenom Ben Lively signed a
scholarship to play ball at the Uni-
versity of Central Florida. Ben's
proud parents are Eddie and Ginny
Lively. Mom Ginny notes one of her
hobbies is watching Ben play ball.
She will have to travel to Orlando
Santa Rosa Island Authority
staffers strung lights from the flag
pole to create a glittering, lighted
Christmas tree on the north lawn of
the Visitor's Center. Executive Direc-
tor Buck Lee gave the nod which
sent Mason Kilgore and Don
Vinyard into action. Don remembered
decorating the Beach Ball water
tower, so the thirty-five foot flag pole
was an easy task.
Tr i v i a
In the early days of the existence
of Island Times we ran a question
which generated a number of correct
responses. The Trivia Master asked
the same question in a recent issue,
expecting to see the same people an-
swering. Nope. A whole new set of
Trivia players surfaced. Sandi
Johnson, now the circulation man-
ager of the Island Times, won that first
trivia contest, but she is no longer
eligible by virtue of her employment
with the newspaper. She sent a cor-
rect answer anyway.
The questions was: "There was
once a United States Post Office on
the Beach. Where was it located?"
Big winner this time was Jim Hill
with the blessing of Dave Matthews
who guessed the Laundromat. Cor-
rect-o-mundo. Jim gets the shirt.
Other correct answers came from
Douglas J. Thompson and Knight of
the Roundtable Bill Greene, who
emailed his answerfromArizona. And
at last, Joanne Brooks, Queen of the
Wrong Answers had this one right.
"Oh please, tell me I'm right for a
change," she pleaded.
Good job, Joanne. It's better to
send the correct answer too late than
never to have answered at all.
Beach oracle and Sandspur pub-
lisher Chuck Steele also sent a cor-
rect answer. He added a spicy story
to his answer. Want to read it? Email
him at email@example.com and
ask for it.
Try this one. For many years, a
couple owned a popular shop on the
beach, first at the Casino and later on
Via de Luna. Clue: they sold gifts and
swimwear. What was the name of the
Rules are the same. Be the first
to email the correct answer to win a
coveted t-shirt. Send your an-
swer to islandtimes@ bellsouth.net
with "trivia" in the subject line and
include your name, phone number.
Deadline to answer is Tuesday, De-
ne Loves Paradise!
SOBs Claim First
Sunday in December
The Sisters of the Beach have
established a Christmas rule. Be-
ginning this year and lasting for-
evermore, the ladies will hold their
famous Christmas luncheon at
Flounder's on the first Sunday in
December. This year's party will be
on December 6 with eating, drink-
ing, toasting and singing their sig-
nature song. They will also have
a photo taken.
If you missed the Art and
Wine Weekend, they will have a
few items left from the original
supply. They do have some of
those huggies with the embroi-
dered SOB patch left and a few
other items for home decorating.
(Nice gifts, too.)
After Becky Shearman,
Mayor of Pensacola Beach de-
livers her proclamation, locking
in the date of the brunch in the
future, the ladies will leave
Flounder's and form a proces-
sion known as the Jingle Bell
Caravan; honking, driving
slowly, and singing their way to
Ariola Drive. When they get to
their destination, Jayne Drees
Redmon will direct her annual
performance of the Twelve Days
of Christmas. Some of the Sis-
ters actually know the words. Do
they put them together prop-
erly? Only Jayne knows.
After the Jingle Bell Cara-
van, the crowd disperses to vari-
ous favorite beach bistros.
Some, a very few, go home.
BOOK NOW for the holidays!
Bar & Grill
Great Music at Paradise
White Sand, Waterfront Dance Floor
CALL THE INN
DEC 1 Harper 6 PM
DEC 4 The Sauce Boss 6 PM
DEC 5 Ben Prestage 6 PM
DEC 6 Ben Prestage 1 PM
Rocken Jake & Gabe Butterfield, 4 PM
DEC 11 The 44rs are BACK! 6 PM
Watch the Lighted Boat Parade here! 7 PM
DEC12 Johnny Barbato 6PM
MON & WED 7 PM
December 1, 2009
Pensacola Beach Advocates Pipe Up At ECUA Board Meeting
Emerald Coast Utilities Au-
thority Board Dale Perkins drew a
line in the sand over the harsh
wording in a proposed sewer line
repair policy at the ECUA Full
Board November 19 meeting.
Perkins, whose district includes
Pensacola Beach, asked fellow
board members to refer the policy
back to the Citizens Advisory
Committee for further discussion
The Sanitary Sewer Service
Lateral Repair Policy would require
customers to repair lines and directs
staff to aggressively pursue any in-
stances in which prohibited dis-
charges are made into the wastewa-
ter collection system. The policy
outlines a timeframe for repair and
penalties for non-compliance.
ECUA customers on Pensacola
Beach will be the first to be notified
and asked to comply.
Jim Cox, president of the
Pensacola Beach Advocates ad-
dressed the Board with his con-
"We feel like we are being
singled out on Pensacola Beach.
We ask that you support Mr.
Perkins' request to refer this back
to committee for further review."
Board Chairman Elvin
McCorvey explained that the
policy is a result of a requirement
placed on the utility by the Envi-
ronmental Protection Agency.
"The reason for this policy is
that we're trying to pacify the regu-
latory agency that is watching us.
If we don't fix our infiltration prob-
lems, we will pay large penalties,"
said McCorvey. "This policy is
less harsh than the current policy.
We want to work with people and
outline an amount of time to re-
pair. The policy speaks to pursu-
ing those who are illegally funnel-
ing stormwater into our system,
not those who need to make mi-
nor repairs. This board is very fair.
ECUA Engineer Bill Johnson
explained to the Board that
Pensacola Beach has been
plagued with a large amounts of
inflow and infiltration due to the
age of the sewer system and ef-
fects from hurricanes. The ECUA
has tested the system on
Pensacola Beach, Cantonment
and Downtown Pensacola which
included 21,000 laterals.
"Whenwe tested the 1300 lat-
erals on Pensacola Beach, we
found about 50 residential prob-
lem areas of which 41 are minor
and will probably cost the cus-
tomer about $10 to repair," said
Johnson. "We know that over-
flows on the Beach could be very
serious and impact tourism. This
is a contained system on the is-
land, so we will know that our re-
pairs will be effective and we feel
this needs to be addressed."
Perkins again pointed out that
the current policy should be able
solve the nine cases on the Beach
and inquired why the damage to
other areas has not been assessed.
Ray Ascherfeld, Pensacola
Beach Advocates, requested clari-
fication from the board regarding
what instances a customer would
be aggressively pursued.
Board members Larry Walker
and Elizabeth Campbell agreed
that the policy was not clear.
Walker said, "The wording in
the new policy does not match the
intent of this board. I move that
we refer this policy back to the
Citizens Advisory Committee to
have the language revised with
The motion passed unani-
mously. The item will be on the
agenda at the Committee meeting
Wednesday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
at the ECUA boardroom, 9250
Hamman Street, Ellyson Industrial
Park in Pensacola.
In other business the Board
approved the hiring of Suncoast
Infrastructure and South Baldwin
Plumbing to make repairs to the
areas of the system on Pensacola
Beach for which the Authority is
The ECUA board will meet
next on Thursday, December 17 at
3 p.m. The meeting will be at the
ECUA Ellyson Industrial Park cam-
pus in the Board Room of the
ECUA's Human Resources build-
ing, located at 9250 Hamman Street
in Pensacola. All meetings are open
to the public.
CRABS WE GOT 'EM
Only restaurant on Pensacola Beach offering breath taking views
of the Gulf while dining directly on the beach. Come as you are
straight off the sandy beach and enjoy our indoor/outdoor bar and gulf
side deck. Crabs has the largest selection of Crab on the beach, was
voted Best Crab by News Journal readers. She Crab Soup, Stuffed
Blue Crabs,Alaskan Snow, King orDungeness you'll find them all!
We have many other seafood favorites on our menu as well as a great
assortment of chicken, steaks and pasta dishes. Don't forget to try one
of our signature drinks like 'The Crab Trap' which come with a souve-
nir glass to keep!
Open 7 days a week. Sunday Brunch with live Steel Band. Look
for the Red Roof on Pensacola Beach. 850-932-0700
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
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
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
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
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
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PAGE 6 Island Times December 1, 2009
It was a dark and stormy
night ....well, raining anyway. What
perfect weather for the annual
Wooly Booger Kiss the Hurricane
Goodbye Bawl! And congratula-
tions to our new Queen Shugah
Shelley Johnson. She's not an easy
one to surprise, but we managed to
do just that. Her son Jeremy and
daughter-in-law Rachael were able
to attend without tipping off Mama.
Jeremy said he gave Mama the hard
sell about being on the Beach al-
ready. And he is certainly one who
knows how to sell. We are so proud
of our new Queen.
As Miss Jane said, "Look out
hurricanes." Queen Shugah was al-
ready sporting new Wooly Booger
headgear at the Krewe of Wrecks
meeting and I can't wait to see what
surprises she has in store for us next
Morrie Drees had to announce
that an area of low pressure was
forming while we were partying and
I just couldn't help reminding him
that it was now the responsibility of
the new Queen. Of course, Island-
ers are not afraid of any low pres-
sure or even tropical storms, just the
big "H." This Queen Shugah was
certainly feeling the pressure this
season and I only succeeded with
the enormous help from all of you.
For this I give you my heartfelt
thanks and ask that you continue to
support our new Queen.
Since we are a smaller group and
Founding Wooly Booger Les
Ceiutat is no longer with us, we have
made some decisions regarding the
Wooly Booger Social Club. The
main one being to keep it as a Social
Club and just have fun without pay-
ing dues or raising funds. We all
feel we do enough of that already
and some things need to be just
pure fun and socializing!
Big thanks to former Queen
Shugah Renee Mack for providing
Paradise for us a wonderful place
for the Bawl, not to mention the per-
fectBand. Ifyou can't dance to Wild-
wood, you can't dance. Thanks
guys.... we love you.
Don't forget the SOB Christmas
Brunch this Sunday at Flounder's. I
know there's a New Orleans Saints
football game, but we have some-
one who will be responsible for keep-
ing us informed of each important
play as it happens. Who needs com-
mentators when we have SOBs? A
Sister is quite capable of handling
anything and everything.
Of course, there will be the an-
nual caravan afterward. Miss Jane
is looking forward to running out to
her balcony even during the game
and gazing down upon this bubbly
and lovely group of Sisters singing
off-key Christmas Carols with hearts
full of love. After which, we will de-
scend upon some of the luckiest lo-
cal watering holes in search of more
libation. Who knows after that? We
certainly don't. We do want to thank
Lewis Irby and the staff of Flounder's
for making sure we have lots of fun
Okay, loyal readers, it's time to
cook. This week's recipe is an old
one and a reprint, but it's Queen
Shugah's favorite! If you make it
now, it will have sufficient "aging
time" before Christmas. This one's
for you, Queen Shugah Shelley -
3 Cups finely ground vanilla
1 Cup finely chopped pecans
1 Cup Confectioners sugar
3 Tbsp. light corn syrup
% Cup good bourbon (I use at
least 1/ Cup)
Grind wafers and pecans in a
food processor. Mix with remain-
ing ingredients and have a shot
ofbourbonforyourself. Roll mix-
ture into small balls the size of
marbles, then dust with powdered
sugar. Store in a covered jar or
airtight container and place in the
refrigerator for a minimum of three
days to age properly. The longer
they age, the better! Will keep in-
definitely as long as the container
is airtight. Remember, don't eat
Happy Holidays, share and
don't forget to join the Krewe of
See ya in the kitchen......
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by Kathi Lewis
KREWE OF WRECKS MEETINGS
All meetings begin at 6 p.m.
Memberships are available
at each meeting; $30.
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 Meeting Elk's Lodge
Wrecks at the address provided on ern Tourism Society's top 25
the entry form. events in 2007, is Pensacola
Any krewe or organization Beach's most successful off sea-
which does not son event.
meet requirements "We look
The Krewe of Wrecks will
present their thirtieth annual
Mardi Gras parade, Sunday, Feb-
ruary 14 at 2 p.m. on Pensacola
Beach. There are some new rules
to follow, before the good times
As required by the Escambia
County Sheriff's Department,
each float must have one repre-
sentative attend a safety meeting.
Parade entry forms will be avail-
able at the safety meetings only.
The meetings, which will be held
at the Santa Rosa Island Author-
ity Boardroom, are set for Thurs-
day, January 21 at 6 p.m. and Sat-
urday, January 23 at 10 a.m.
"The float drivers are welcome
to attend, but it is mandatory that
one krewe member who rides
aboard the float must appear at the
meeting to review the rules. That
person will be responsible for edu-
cating his krewe," said Melanie
Waite, Treas-Wreck. "Safety is our
highest priority. "
At the safety meeting, the
krewes will receive an entry form
and it will be approved by the
Sheriff's Department. The entry
form, fees, documentation of in-
surance, and photocopies of
driver's licenses must then be
mailed promptly to the Krewe of
forward to Mardi
Gras every year,"
booked and cash
registers are ringing in shops and
restaurants. It has a huge eco-
nomic impact and, the entire event
is produced by volunteers."
For more information, re-
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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
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More details will appear as the season nears.
Not all events are open to the public.
Some events require tickets.
or follow the rules
set will not be al-
lowed to partici-
pate in the parade.
confined to a
Mardi Gras Parade
Mandatory Safety Meetings
Thursday, Jan. 21 6 PM
Saturday, Jan. 23 10 AM
Mardi Gras Parade Rules Set By Deputies
Krewes Compelled To Attend Mandatory Safety Meeting
certain number of
floats," said Jeff
Goudey, who coordinates the
Wrecks parade. "Krewes who par-
ticipated last year will have pref-
erence over new applicants, if the
maximum number of entries is
The Krewe of Wrecks parade
which was among the Southeast-
December 1, 2009
December 1, 2009 Island Times PAGE 7
BYTES AND BITS
By Joe Stukey, Your Computer Pal
Q: "I need advice about buying
a laptop as a Christmas gift."
A: Buying a laptop involves a bit
more than just finding one at a low
price, so here are some pointers. First,
look at the retailer's return policy.
Some dealers have strict return poli-
cies, allowing exchanges only. That
might not be the best route if the com-
puter isn't compatible with you.
Check out the warranty period,
too. Most computers have a one-year
manufacturer's warranty, thoughyou
can often purchase in-store warran-
ties to cover additional years. That
canbe good insurance if you run into
problems later because laptop repairs,
especially the screen replacement, can
Go to the store and test drive at
least two or more computers that
have similar features. That will be
your opportunity to see which ap-
peals to you. Prices can vary widely
between similar computers, so look
for price differences, Christmas Spe-
cials, rebates, and sale prices. Look
carefully to see what is included with
the laptop. If you need lots of RAM
(memory), try to buy a computer
with the needed memory, rather than
trying to add it later. Microsoft's
Office program (Word, Excel, etc)
is usually included only as a 60-day
Ask questions, or if you're not
sure what to ask, take a more com-
puter-savvy person along with you.
Computer performance varies, de-
pending on the processor type (the
bigger the better), the speed, RAM
(memory), and the software that is
installed. The processor is like the
engine in a car. The more RAM you
have, the more programs you can run
simultaneously. Today, new laptops
might have 4 to 8 gigabytes of RAM.
Also be aware that the new
Windows 7 software comes in sev-
eral different flavors, though the
Home Edition fits the needs of most
You can often save money by
buying the store's last out-of-the-box
computer that is on the display shelf.
Finally, keep in mind that your
old software just might not work
with your new computer.
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Pensacola Beach Chamber Board member Beverly Boswell, left,
hosted Business After Hours at the Sandshaker, November 24. Steve
Lillo, owner of Lillo's Tuscan Grille, catered a sumptuous meal for the
Chamber members. The networking event included door prizes from
the Shaker and Pointe South Realty.
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active annual passes will terminate December 31, 2009.
NEW ANNUAL PASS SALES Begin January 4, 2010 at
the SRIA Office. Extended sales hours from Jan 4 to Jan 29 are
Monday -Friday, 8:30 AM to 6:30 PM
SURF'S UP Professional
surfer and Beach School graduate
Slater Trout has donated a custom
signature stand up paddle board to
be used to raise funds for Pensacola
Beach Elementary School. Tickets
are $20 and can be purchased at
school or by calling Ken McCurdy
at 850-501-4788. Hurry, the drawing
is December 4 at the Beach School
JOYFUL VOICES The musi-
cally gifted Pensacola Beach El-
ementary School students will per-
form their annual Holiday Program,
Friday, December 4 at Our Lady of
the Assumption Catholic Mission.
Come early, they really pack the
place. The PTA hosts a cookie and
coffee reception after the program.
CHAMBER REP Shelby
Smith represented the Beach School
Board at the Beach Chamber's No-
vember business meeting last week.
She gave the Chamber members in-
formation about how the Charter
school is funded and its unprec-
edented growth. "The third grade
is bursting at the seams with 26
students; all who live on the
Beach," she said. "There are fami-
lies with young children who are
moving to the Beach."
BOOK FAIR Do your Christ-
mas shopping at the Beach
School's Book Fair. The fair will be
open to the general public from
Monday, December 7 through
Thursday, December 10 from 8 to
10 a.m. Additionally, the fair will
be open December 8 and Decem-
ber 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. The book
selection has a wide range of
titles which can viewed online at
raised will benefit the school library.
GIFT ME Third grade teacher
Joy McLaurine announced that the
Scrip Program is in full swing. Beach
parents and community members
who are planning to purchase gift
cards for the holidays may do so
through the Beach School. The cost
of the gift card remains the same,
but the school will receive a portion
of the purchase. Big and small stores
are participating. More information
is available at the School along with
HONORS STUDENTS When
Pensacola Beach School students
graduate, they move up to the
Gulf Breeze Schools. Beach resi-
dent Leanne Lampone noted all
the former Sandpipers who are
bringing home honors during the
first nine week grading period. At
Gulf Breeze Middle School, sixth
graders Jace Amberson, Lia
Lampone, Emily Larsen, Jacob
Scarberry and Hannah Watson
earned all A's. They were joined
on the A Honor Roll by the fol-
lowing: Jett Crowdis, Savannah
Crowdis, Sara Post, seventh
grade; and Savannah Dunne,
Reghan Elliott, and Mitchell
Robbins in eighth grade. The fol-
lowing were named to the A-B
Honor Roll: Jacob Baldwin, Sara
Burnett, Shelby Christensen,
Megan Cronin, Erik Egly, Anna
Larsen, Haylie Lecaroz, Ian
O'Brien, Gage Smith and Marley
Taylor, sixth grade; Zane Gill, Wil-
liam Green, Jon Grigsby, Savannah
McCleary, Duncan Niven, and
Taylor Sexton, seventh grade; and
Cate Hodges, Drew Holk,
Stephanie Moraes and Bailey
Trzcinski, eighth grade.
Former Beach School kids
who are making the grade at Gulf
Breeze High School are: Seniors
Marc Sessa, Omari Baines and
George Weisnicht; Juniors Jenni-
fer Dolfie, Brianna Paulus, Elle
Wade, Constantine Anastopoulo,
Shelby Hobbs, Thomas Lampone
and Michelle Moraes; Sophmores
John Baldwin and Haley
Bohannon; and Freshmen PJ
Dunne, Adam Foley, Eric Post,
Maylee Crockford, Thomas
Fitzgerald, Kendall Hoover and
HOLIDAY BREAK The last
day of classes for the year will be
Friday, December 18 for students
at Gulf Breeze Middle, High and
at Pensacola Beach Elementary
School. Students will return to
school on Monday, January 4.
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Can The SRIA Welcome The Bride and Groom, But Solve Parking And Noise Problems?
The bride and groom have said
their vows in the natural beauty of
Pensacola Beach. Strike up the
band, pour the toasts, serve the
food. Celebrate. Life is good.
Whoa, not so fast, say the year
around residents who live nearby.
We can't sleep, can't get into our
driveways because the streets are
clogged with wedding guests' cars.
Residents have taken their
complaints to the Santa Rosa Is-
land Authority who began devel-
oping a plan which would work for
both the short term renters and the
permanent leaseholders at their
November 18 meeting.
Fred Gant, SRIA Board chair-
man, told the large audience and the
committees at the meeting, "This is
a trend that is taking place. If that
trend gets bigger, it will become a
problem. We need to stop that trend.
We need to be very careful about
how we approach this issue."
Resident Jim Leslie said he had
to call the deputies because there
was so much noise he couldn't hear
the Gators football game. "We have
35 to 40 nights per year with wed-
dings. This is a residential section.
It was not designed to bring money
to the Beach. Hold the parties at the
Scott Smith, a Beach resident
for 15 years, says the Beach has al-
ways been mixed rental and residen-
tial. "It's part of living on the Beach.
I don't want to see you taking the
rental property owner's rights away.
I urge you to be cautious in putting
any restrictions on rentals."
The Development and Leasing
Committee heard a number of speak-
ers, pro and con, before they decided
to ask staff to prepare an applica-
tion for short term renters, which
would define the guidelines for them
to follow. The document will be re-
viewed at the December 16 meeting.
Tiffany D'Alemberte appeared
before the Development and Leas-
ing committee to request an exten-
sion to the lease at Tiffany's.
In making the request, Jesse
Martin, D'Alemberte's husband
said, "We have been a part of the
Beach for 50 years. This is the way
we earn our living and we want our
lease extended so we can continue.
We are all for all kinds of improve-
ments and want to be part of the
The SRIA staff asked the
Board to table the request until the
completion of the Land Planners
The request will remain in
committee while staff brings back
information, details and recom-
mendations regarding the leases
held by The Dock and Tiffany's.
Dr. Thomas Campanella,
Board member, reminded his peers
that their lease cannot be taken
"You will have to relocate
them," Campanella said. "These
people are here as called for in
their lease. They have gone
through two court cases and ev-
ery hurricane. I think we should
grant this extension."
Gant and Vernon Prather said
they would like Tiffany's to be
granted a prime location to give them
a "sense of permanency."
A request by Aloha Liquors to
sublease the former Baars Realty
building on Pensacola Beach Blvd.
will go before the Full Board for dis-
cussion. Aloha would open a liquor
store in the location, if approved.
Dottie Ford continued to bring
upbeat financial news to the Admin-
"Our revenues are up $45,000
over what we projected for the
month of September and $392,268 for
the year," she said.
Bob West, SRIA safety direc-
tor, asked the Architectural and
Environmental Committee to ap-
prove a draft of a proposed
county ordinance which would
give authority to the SRIA public
safety officials and senior staff to
require the public to comply with
reasonable commands given to
them by these professionals.
These would include: stop
fishing or paddling kayaks too
close to swimmers; cease ball
games or digging holes which
might hurt others on the beach;
stop climbing on lifeguard towers;
stop jumping off Piers and docks;
no swimming on red flag days; re-
frain from swimming while intoxi-
cated; refrain from entering the
Gulf afterbeing previously rescued;
remove tents or objects that impair
a lifeguard's ability to see or perform
Executive Director Buck Lee
noted that there are 14 conservation
areas on the island. In an effort to
get the public to appreciate how
much of the island is in conserva-
tion and cannot be developed, the
SRIA staff has created signage to
designate the areas. The signs were
approved by the board.
The next meeting will be the Full
Board at 5 p.m. at the SRIA offices
on Wednesday, December 2. All
meetings are open to the public.
Tourism Committee Touts Beach Success
Ed Schroeder, vice president of
the Pensacola Chamber of Com-
merce, told the Tourist Administra-
tion and Convention Committee that
panhandle hotels are outperforming
"The islands are doing a really
good job," he said. "Pensacola
Beach accounted for 39 percent of
the total bed taxes collected in
Escambia County. That percentage
will likely increase to 45 or even 50
percent with the new properties that
are scheduled to become available
in the next years."
Laura Lee, public relations man-
ager of the Pensacola Convention
and Visitor's Bureau, commented on
the number of contacts her group
had made recently, including meet-
ing with travel writers from Travel
and Leisure, Conde Nast and the
She announced that airlines will
offer direct flights from Washing-
ton, D.C. to Pensacola beginning
with Mardi Gras weekend. She said
the CVB is preparing goodie bags
to be given to each passenger on
the inaugural flight.
Buck Lee, Santa Rosa Island
Authority executive director, who is
a member of the TACC committee,
reviewed the activity on the island.
"We have had a great year," he
said. "My staff has kept under bud-
get and our revenues were more than
what was anticipated."
Innisfree Vice President Harlan
Butler, who is the newly appointed
TACC chairman, complimented Lee
on his appearance on national tele-
vision during the storm, Ida.
"You have such a commanding
voice and always say the right
thing," Butler said.
The next TACC meeting will be
on Wednesday, January 20 at 9 a.m.
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I have been listening to Com- net provi
missioner Grover Robinson and County.
SRIA Exec Buck Lee on Channel 3 not argu
talking about the continuing need ply redu
for beach renourishment. I am also income t
very aware of the perspective of "off would b
islanders" about using their tax dol- periodic
lars to finance this. five year
One thought I have is to look at that this
whether or not Pensacola Beach is a ize the a
Island Times December 1, 2009
der of income to Escambia
And if so, then could we
e convincingly that we sim-
ce that yearly flow of tax
y an amount equal to what
e needed to finance beach
renourishment, e.g., every
s, for example. It would seem
would effectively neutral-
nger of other residents of
Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce turned the City over to the dogs
during PetFest, November 22. Gadsden Gossman, front and center,
declared himself the Mayor for the Day since his people at Gulf Breeze
Animal Hospital were among the event sponsors. (From Left) Joy
McDuffee, Carol Wilson and Dr. Tim Gossman served as his helpers.
Linda Taylor Murphy
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real estate purchase.
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Another source of income could
be a portion of the increase in the $1
toll be dedicated to the
renourishment fund. And I would
suggest that the $50 annual toll be
raised to $75 to specifically provide
additional funding for
renourishment. This would have the
very positive aspect of showing that
Beach residents are willing to finance
an ongoing need with our own
money. And a $25 increase would
not be a significant burden. And
those paying the extra $25 would
know that the increase is for our
benefit, and not just disappearing
into the black hole of Escambia
I think a combination of these
sources of financing could provide
a reliable source of funding of a re-
current cost we all know will occur,
and demonstrate that those of us
who live on Pensacola Beach are
willing to pitch in when the result is
clearly in our ownbenefit.
Thanks for listening.
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December 1, 2009 Island Times PAGE 11
State and local politicians who
represent the Beach have been
making headlines. State Represen-
tative Dave Murzin received the
Florida Retail Federation's highest
honor given to a lawmaker. He was
named the Retail Federation's 2009
Legislator of the Year for his work
as chairman of the House Economic
Development and Community Af-
fairs Council. Escambia County
Commissioner Grover Robinson,
whose district includes Pensacola
Beach, has been appointed as the
Chairman of the Board of County
Walt and Cindy Lumpkin have
their sights set on Valentine's Day -
not for hearts and flowers, but for
the opening of the Grand Marlin. It
is located at the former Boy on a
Dolphin site at the foot of the Bob
Sikes Bridge. February 14 is the date
of the Pensacola Beach Mardi Gras
Chic Demereau, who owns Tiki
Island, is in the family entertainment
business. As part of the visioning
process that Pensacola Beach is
undergoing, he is offering a few fun
ideas on people movement. They
include zipping around by air and
even a Disney-esque tram ride.
If you stop by the Pensacola
Beach Visitor's Information Center
to drop off your completed parade
application, you may see some fresh
faces. The University of West
Florida students in the Recreation
and Resort Management program
are gaining valuable internship
hours and assisting in greeting visi-
tors. The degree program, designed
with the area's business community
in mind, is under the Health Leisure
Exercise Sciences Division, College
of Professional Studies. Steven
Philipp is the program coordinator.
Former Mayor of Pensacola
Beach Ed Mock is hosting a fish fry
each Thursday from 5 to 8 at the
Sandshaker. He is not running for
re-election but wants his friends to
stop by. No worries about the cold
or wind, the area is protected from
the elements and the heaters are
turned on says Shaker owner
FRED FLOUNDER 'SDRINK
Tuesday night's standing room
only at Flounder's bar where the
Martinis are flowing. Fred Flounder
prefers his very dry with lots of
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by E.K. Hewson
Last week my son, The Kid,
competed in his first out-of-town
swimming competition in Baltimore,
Maryland, about a two and half hour
drive from where we live. I was giddy
with excitement as this brought back
wonderful childhood memories for
me. The Colonel, however, was com-
pletely baffled by the entire pre-meet
process and did his best to leave me
to my own devices.
I can remember when my par-
ents would fold down the
Volkswagon camper van's back seat
and make a bed for my sister and
me to sleep in while we got up and
on the road at 0-dark thirty to make
a 7 a.m. warm-up time. My dad
would already have Volksy, (yes, we
had named the van), warmed up;
and the pillows and blankets would
have that fresh out of the dryer
smell. So I did my best to recreate
that for The Kid. I must admit that
the backseat of a Prius is not that
spacious and wearing a seat belt
makes it hard to really lie down, but
I did have fresh out of the dryer lin-
ens at the ready. Of course, we left
on Friday night after swim practice
and I knew I had to work all day on
Friday, so the pillows and blankets
had been hanging out in the car
since Thursday. It's the thought that
Next on my list was food. As I
was packing a bag with The Kid's
organic, gluten-free cereal and his
organic milks that do not need to
be refrigerated until opened, The
Colonel had the audacity to ques-
tion my preparations. Really he just
made the observation that we were
staying in a hotel that offered free
breakfast from 6 to 10 every morn-
ing. But there it was, like the 800
pound gorilla in the kitchen. Had I
not shared with him that when I
competed, my mother would some-
how figure out a way to make me a
plate of rice or pasta, two foods not
normally available on a breakfast
menu, but two foods I always ate
before a home meet.
Then, I double checked The
Kid's swim bag to make sure he had
everything he needed. Suit, goggles,
team t-shirts and shorts, flip flops,
Ugg boots, socks, warm-up jacket
and pants, towels, cards, book, elec-
tronic game, pencil and paper. Ev-
erything checked out, except The
Kid had only packed one towel.
Muttering to myself, that I couldn't
believe he only packed one towel,
The Colonel admitted that he
thought four towels were excessive
and had unpacked a few. What, had
someone replaced my husband with
the towel police? I explained to him
that the thick one was to sit on and
the three thinner ones, which would
dry quickly, were for after warm-up
and The Kid's races. I advised The
Colonel to grab a thick towel for
himself to sit on as well. Gym floors
can get awfully hard on the bottom
as the day drags on.
Finally after a long Friday at
work and one last swim practice, we
were on the road to Baltimore. The
Kid was belted in and hunkered
down among pillows and blankets
in the backseat, and everything he
needed to compete was in the trunk.
We arrived at the hotel around 11
p.m. and quickly tucked The Kid
back in for a good night's sleep. Not
sure if it was on the master plan or
even allowed, The Colonel tenta-
tively asked me if I wanted to go sit
in the hotel lobby and relax. As we
left the room, I noticed he grabbed
a shopping bag. He had brought
wine and hours d'oeuvres. It was then
I realized that he might just make a
great swimmer's dad after all.
Until next time...
Woman's Clubbers Party Through The Holidays
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The Pensacola Beach Woman's Club toasted Nellie Bryan's Novem-
ber birthday at their luncheon meeting. Nellie, who was a beach pio-
neer, currently lives in Gulf Breeze. She was born in 1910.
49 Via de Luna
11 to 2 pm
$1.99 Bloody Marys Executive Chef
99 Cent Mimosas Willie Eberlin
invites you to
On the Bullfeathers
Prime Rib Special
Every Wednesday Nlte
Everyday 4-6 PM
In keeping with years of Beach
tradition, Pensacola Beach Woman's
Club celebrated Thanksgiving early
with a turkey feast at their Novem-
ber 19 meeting at the Beach Church
Fellowship Hall. PBWC former
president Mary Drees' husband,
Morrie, provided the turkey, cooked
to perfection and famous Beach
chef Steve Speirs prepared the dress-
ing. Members brought sides dishes
to round out the luncheon.
The program featured the
Pensacola Faith Based Coalition
program manager Joseph L. Herring
who explained their mission is to
promote family bonding, assist fami-
lies with becoming self-sufficient,
December 1, 2009
and to provide referral services to
assist those in need.
President Lynda Knell an-
nounced that Janet Miller, Patty Lou
Kattner, Janet Penniman, Pegge
Phaneuf, Beverly Dufrechou, Renee
Nader and Nellie Bryan were cel-
ebrating birthdays in November.
The Woman's Club Christmas
luncheon will be a festive affair at
Hemingway's on Pensacola Beach
December 15. The social hour be-
gins at 11 a.m. The "Cheerful Cher-
ubs" will perform. The cost of lunch
is $12 and reservations must be
made prior to December 11.
For more details, please call
December 1, 2009 Island Times PAGE 13
Planners Seek Input For
Future of Pensacola Beach
The opportunity to shape the
future of Pensacola Beach by shar-
ing your ideas is being offered by
the Beach's planning firm, EDSA, in
the form of a public input meeting,
Tuesday, December 15. The public
is encouraged to attend the meet-
ing which is being held at the Board
of County Commission Chambers,
221 S. Palafox Street in Pensacola.
The session begins at 5 p.m.
Representatives from the mas-
ter planning firm, EDSA, will present
a brief overview and then will allow
citizens to share their input on the
future of Pensacola Beach. This is
the second public input session.
The thirteen member Steering
Committee will meet Wednesday,
December 16 at the SRIA office at 1
Via de Luna at 3 p.m. Both meetings
are open to the public.
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Tuesday & Thursday
7 to 11
Wednesday Tim Spencer 7 to 11
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with IMland Spirit!
Kowabunga Breakfast with Surfing Santa Surf Burger 8 am
Christmas Festival Our Lady Catholic Church 9 am to 4 pm
Gingerbread House Make and Take Tiki Island Noon to 2 pm
Santa and His Paparazzi Photo Session Boardwalk 2 to 4 pm
Tis The Season Open House Lee Tracy-Boardwalk 2 to 4 pm
Joy For The Beach Production- Our Lady Catholic Church 6:30 pm
Lighted Boat Parade Beach Marina to Boardwalk 7 pm
Ornament Making Days Inn 1 to 4 pm
Island Style Tropical Holiday Open House 4 to 6 pm
Christmas Cantata Beach Church 10 am
Gingerbread House Make and Take Tiki Island Noon to 2 pm
$ Surfing Santa Beach Parade Via de Luna 2 pm
Sip and Sing Adult Caroling Bus Tour, Sandshaker 6 pm
Adult Coloring Contest Sandshaker 6 pm
Santa and His Paparazzi Photo Session Island Style 2 to 4 pm
Rudolph's Red Nose Ramble start at Shaker 2 pm
Santa Claus Look Alike Contest Bamboo Willie's 3:30 pm
Candlelight and Carols Beach Church 6 pm
New Year's Eve Fireworks
Polar Bear Plunge Paradise Bar and Grill 2 pm
After all, our Island's first name is Santa!
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Hold'Em Gang Welcomes Returning Players Weekly Schedule
The Colonel and The Commander Win With Military Precision
The Colonel's back command- Indiana to spend the holidays at set a new chip record of $14.8 mil- I"L
ing the play and sweeping the field their Fort Pickens Road condo. The lion in fun chips and earned the win. ."i .A'!
at me lexas Hold Em 4444 run poKer
tables. After a six week absence,
Colonel Phil Tracy rejoined the
Beach poker elite with back-to-back
victories at Paddy O'Leary's on No-
vember 12 and 14. Trace Lewis and
Todd Lentini were the runners-up,
respectively. Not to be outdone, Jus-
tin Scher posted wins on November
15 over Billie Urquhart, and over
Matt Reynolds on November 19.
Scher slid back to the second spot
after Eric "The Postman"
Weatherford delivered winning
hands all night on November 17 at
Sean and Pam Gough traveled
from their northern home in Jasper,
couple always receives a warm wel-
come from the Texas Hold 'Em gang
and they scored big wins on Novem-
ber 21. Sean Gough outlasted his
wife Pam to earn first place. Pam
Gough came roaring back to the
winner's circle on November 22 when
she put a stop to Justin Scher's run
for all the chips.
At the Texas Turkey Hold 'Em
4444 Fun game on Thanksgiving
Day at Paddy's, Ted Gorder gathered
a bountiful amount of chips to win
over Richard Butler.
Poker play moves to the
Sandshaker Lounge on Pensacola
Beach on Monday nights. Pat Kelly
and James Taylor battled until Kelly
All eighteen players went away win-
ners after Jerry Limle, Mary Jo, and
Mary Kay Wood put on a meal to be
James Taylor returned the follow-
ing Monday night at the Shaker to
finish in second place again. Novem-
ber 23 play belonged to Commander
Mike Driscoll on his way to setting a
new high chip mark at $16.8 million.
Texas Hold Em 4444 Fun is open
to all players over 21. Abasic knowl-
edge of the game is needed, but new-
comers are welcome. Weekly play
will continue throughout the holi-
days. Get in the game.
For more details, the poker
hotline is 850-324-2667.
Chamber Members Get Into The Season
The members of the Pensacola
Beach Chamber of Commerce are a
merry group during the holidays.
The group reviewed details of their
month long Season Your Holidays
with Island Spirit at the November
24 business meeting.
"It is our goal to create a sec-
ond season on Pensacola Beach
with quality events from September
to March," said JeffElbert Chamber
president. "The TDC allocation of
$50,000 will be spent to promote
these events to our out of town
Executive Director Maureen
LaMar then introduced Jane Birdwell
ofBPM, the advertising agency who
will promote the Chamber events.
"It is my distinct pleasure to
work with the Chamber. This is an
exciting opportunity for us. I look
forward to putting our gun fire be-
hind these events and telling the
world about them."
Birdwell's firm was chosen by
the Chamber board from a group
of seven advertising agencies
who responded to the request for
In other business, LaMar re-
minded members that it was time
once again to sign up as sponsors
of the Business After Hours, a
monthly networking session. In-
terested businesses should call
LaMar at 850- 932-1500 or email
The Pensacola Beach Cham-
ber of Commerce will host a holi-
day party, December 29 in lieu of
their December meeting.
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Wooly Boogers blew into the Paradise Bar and Grill during a wet and windy Saturday night to party at the Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl.
The legendary messages painted on bed sheets adorned the dance floor on November 21 while the historically Wooly band Wildwood rocked the crowd.
Mardi Gras Queen Paulette Provost Wooly Walt Lumpkin and wife Cindy From Left: Woulda-Been Wooly Jim Cox, 2009 Queen Shugah Kathi Lewis,
and Pensacola Beach Native Jayne showered Queen Shugah with Who-Do Carleen Wooly Wheeler, and "Royal Consort to Queen Kathi" Bill Lewis send
James Winstead, George Henshall and Jeff Goudey stake
their claim to the Wooly Booger Kingdom.
Certified Wooly Booger Denise Keever, left, Chrissy and
Mike Cook will keep the hurricanes away.
the hurricane season off in fine style.
The Legend of the Wooly Boogers -
There are volumes of strange stories about Pensacola
Beach and its colorful population, but none top the saga of
the Wooly Boogers. The name was attached to members of
the Beach family who the Deputy-in-Charge of the Beach,
Roy Wilson, in 1981 considered unsavory. He indiscrimi-
nately detained and arrested innocent people who were just
standing on Derelict Corner, or entering or exiting a bar. Or
even jay walking. Or for some other bizarre crime. The ten-
sion between the Beach folks and the officer became tenuous
to the point that a Grand Jury hearing was arranged for the
deputy. After testimony from the Beach family members, he
lost hisjob at the sub station, and became famous Island lore.
Although the Beach family had been successful in run-
ning him off the Island, they never did anything about their
victory until Les Cieutat, founded the Wooly Booger Social
Club in 1996, fifteen years after the original bruha. Wooly
Boogers showed up from everywhere to join the group; certi-
fiable, wanna-bes, woulda-beens and shoulda-beens. Les, His
High Wooliness, directed the Boogers at all their fundraising
and charitable contributions until his death in 1999. At the
time, he passed away, he was working hard on the second
Kiss The Hurricane Season Goodbye Bawl. The Wooly
Boogers went into more or less permanent mourning for their
leader, and, now emerge only once each year to proclaim their
victory or agonize over their defeat in fending off major storms.
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Certified Wooly Booger Andy Brunt is Wildwood played through it all -
focused on football. Espo on drums, Gossman on guitar
Larry Keever was among the Wooly Lindsey Brown, tended to the thirsty
Boogers then and now. Wooly Boogers.
Mardi Gras' Krewe of Nereids brought their mystical mer-
maid magic to the Wooly Booger Bawl. (L to R): Elaine
Mitchell, Paulette Provost, Peggy Henshall, and Charlotte
Second generation sweetness Rachael Johnson, left, and
her Beach-raised husband Jeremy, right, kept "mum" until
Queen Shugah Shelley Johnson was crowned.
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Wendy and her husband, Wrecks'
King Tommy Grice
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A-Cross-i n-t h e-S a n d ..
Now that we are almost at the
end of this old year, I was think-
ing about rhythms and seasons. In
the Christian Church, we are at the
beginning of the Church Year -
First Sunday of Advent. Just as
January 1 signifies the beginning
of our chronological year, Advent
signifies the beginning of the
Church Year. Just as the chrono-
logical year is divided into sea-
sons (4), so the Church Year is
divided into seasons: Advent,
Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Easter,
Pentecost, only to come around
again to Advent. Some churches
may add a few more seasons. Just
as the seasons of winter, spring,
summer, and fall, have certain
characteristics, we also discover
that the seasons of the Church
Year have certain characteristics.
It only seems natural to recognize
seasons for our lives are con-
nected to the daily rhythms of the
rising and setting sun.
Sally Pobojewski explains
that the cycles of light and dark
influence our bodies, behaviors,
and even our health. She points
out that rhythmic patterns of ac-
tivity have an effect on our daily
lives, controlling our times to be
awake and asleep, our work and
rest, eating patterns as well as de-
sires for intimacy. She calls them
"circadian rhythms" body
changes that come and go at fairly
fixed intervals during the normal
period of a day.
She writes, "To appreciate the
complexity of circadian rhythms,
consider what happens to your
body before you wake every
morning. All night long, the pineal
gland at the base of your brain has
been secreting a hormone called
melatonin. An hour or so before
you wake, melatonin production
shuts down, while production of a
I decided about a week ago
to do something I had never
done before ask for an auto-
graph! Well, I have discussed
the movie, "The Day The Earth
Stood Still" and the TV series
Father Knows Best, multiple
times in my articles. So I looked
up actor Billy Gray's website
and found his email address and
wrote him the following letter:
My favorite movie is The
Day The Earth Stood Still. I en-
joy it so much and truly appre-
ciate your wonderful perfor-
mance especially the part when
you slyly part with $2. 00 for
Klattu's diamonds. I would like
to purchase an autographed
copy of your picture in that
movie if possible. Please let me
know if that is an option.
Also, I need to add that I
also enjoyed watching you as
Bud in Father's Knows Best.
Thank you for great acting and
giving so many people in this
world great enjoyment.
Sincerely your fan,
He wrote back and said,
Thanks for the kind words. Send
a SASE and whatyoufeel is right to
You Know Best,
Wowie! This made me feel so
good. I am going to frame my email
with my picture.
But for now I have to get back
to my current home improvement
project drilling holes for the wire
in our new garage in our home in
But that's another story.-
Di. Chuck Randle. Pa-lor
stress hormone called cortisol sky-
rockets. Body temperature in-
creases, the gastrointestinal tract
starts moving again, and cellular
metabolism revs up to provide
energy to support the day's activ-
ity. By the time you open your
eyes and stretch, the cells and or-
gans in your body are already at
work and ready to start the day"
(University of Michigan Medical
School publication, Spring 2007).
Her hope is that society will rec-
ognize the importance of main-
taining a healthy circadian rhythm
because it is so important to our
health and well-being.
The same is true of our spiri-
tual health. By being aware of the
rhythms, the seasons of our
Church Year, we will be more sen-
sitive to how it affects our atti-
tudes and appreciation for the
emphasis of each of these seasons.
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21 at the home of Chris and Becky Shearman in Villa Sabine. Leigh is
a Pensacola Beach native. She is the daughter of Chris Shearman
and Claire Zelius. The wedding was performed by Amy DePew. The
couple resides in Pensacola.
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reading' the water
by Saltwater Rick
- The Redfish are
the system and
lots of fun to catch. Rig yourself up
a slip sinker with a chunk of good
old cut Mullet on a circle hook and
hit the grassbeds. While you're
waiting' on a bite take another rod and
tie on a topwater jig, like a mirror
lure or your favor old wooden plug
and work the beds for some of those
nice Speckled Trout that are hangin'
out. The Flatfish are getting big, too,
and with this cold snap we're hav-
ing they are moving out.
Huge schools of Bluefish are all
over the shallows of the Gulf and
with that actionbrings the Big Boys
- Sharks! Black Tips are feeding in
close and will take a big hunk of cut
bait for a ride.
If you have an angler on your
Christmas list, think about a tackle
box. A filet knife is a good gift if
you ever clean fish, and a fish
cooker would come in handy for
many folks. No fisherman ever has
enough flashlights, and you can
choose from small to huge,
rechargable or battery powered.
And, remember if you have fish in
the freezer that you don't plan on
eating, donate it to the Wildlife
Sanctuary (s5N-433-9453). They
are rehabbing injured animals and
seabirds who could use a good
So, if you've had enough Tur-
key and TV, do yourself favor and
go fishing .
Racing Fans Rev Up For Snowball Derby
NASCAR & Kyle Busch To Race In Pensacola
The 42nd Annual Snowball All-important pole qualifying take to Five Flag Speedway's asphalt
Derby brings side-by-side, paint- events will take place Friday and for 300 laps of all out, tire-shred-
swapping racing to Pensacola's Five Saturday. ding, side-by-side racing.
Flags Speedway December 2-6 with The green flag for the Snowball For more information, visit
some of racing's top drivers com- Derby will drop Sunday, Dec. 6 as www.5flagsspeedway.com or call
peting inthe traditional finale to the the sport's best Late Model drivers 850-944-8400.
The Green Flag Party is hosted
on Dec. 2, where fans can meet their
favorite drivers, followed by three
full days of racing action. The Snow-
ball Derby will once again show why I ,
it has grown to be one of America's
premier short-track events. More
than 30,000 fans are expected to jam
the bleachers and watch as Kyle
Busch, NASCAR Nationwide
champion, Augie Grill, two-time
defending Snowball Derby cham-
pion, Johanna Long, Blizzard Series
Champ and Pensacola-native, and
other top drivers fight for 300 laps
around Five Flags' famed half-mile
asphalt oval chasing $120,000 in w e
On-track action begins Thurs-
day, Dec. 3 with practice for the
Allen Turner Snowflake 100, a Pro y
Late Model event, and the Snowball "All You Lan Eat
Derby, a Super Late Model event.
Exciting Sportsmen and Bomber Nightly Specials 4-Close
division races will cap the day.
MON. AYCE Shrimp Baskets $16.99
TUES. AYCE Fish Baskets $14.99
Vand man $2.00 Margaritas
WED. AYCE King Crab $45.99
Repair lervi(e $6.00 Crab Traps
Big Bull Reds are still patrolling the waters around the island. Gulf Breeze
contractor Bryan Hodges, left, helps Beach Realtor Jeremy Johnson, hoist
this 38 inch beauty before releasing it back into the Sound on November 16.
The photo was submitted by the Beach's Craig Wood. It earns him an Island
Times t-shirt for Fishing Pic of the Month.
L Take A Kid Fihing j
Licensed & Insured
Santa Rosa & Escambia Counties
AYCE Snow Crab $32.99
$6.00 Voodoo Drinks
"Ladies Night" Ladies
Drink Free 6-Close
S SEAFOOD! S SHRIMP!
Fresh Gulf seafood charbroiled over flaming Gulf shrimp served scampi style, barbecued,
hardwood fires beer batter fried, or steamed in beer
SST*OYSTERS! (*B* BEACH BAR!
We sell so many, you know they're fresh! 'Neath the moon & stars on our beach
"Floundering at its best" PBes seafood on
Fodor's Florida Pensacola Beach"
'Best seafood on USAir Magazine
Best seafood on "Great Vibes...and happy
Pensacola Beach" guests"
Fromers Guide to Florida Florida Trend Magazine
Mobil FRED FLOUNDER, Founder
At the traffic 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
Open 7 days a week
we got! e
airestSelection l Crab on the Beach
Alaskan Snow Dungeness
She Crab Soup
Maryland Crab Cakes
Look for the RED ROOF at the
traffic light on Pensacola Beach